Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 21 October 2014), February 1697 (16970224).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 24th February 1697.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, AND Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the OLD-BAYLY,

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th Days of February, and the 1st of March, 1696/7.

And in the Eighth Year of His Majesties Reign.

THe Sessions of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th Days of February, and the 1st of March, 1696/7 Before the Right Honourable Sir Edward Clarke , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovell , Kt. Recorder of the said City, with several others of His Majesty's Justices for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors are as follow:

London Jury.

William Shaler

William Essington

Nicholas Hambury

Robert Wandell

Joseph Anderson

Nathanael Weeks

Francis Furbisheir

Peter Reed

John Thorowgood

George Harvey

Thomas Ferrars

Paul Chamberlain .

Middlesex Jury.

John Outing

Thomas Matthews

Thomas Streater

John Hinder

John Norton

William Middleton

Thomas Hull

Robert Rogers

Henry Hatchett

John Preston

John Uncles

Thomas Robinson .

The Proceedings were these:

Elizabeth Rowman of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 Yards of Flower'd Silk , the Goods of Peter Pickering , on the 20th of January last. To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Parker of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing six Ells of Alamode Silk , on the 8th of January last, the Goods of Richard Philips . To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Isaac Adreah , a French Minister , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Quarters of a yard of Silk, and a pair of Silk Breeches , the Goods of John Brown , on the 23d of January last. To which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Dorothy Kingston of the Parish of St. Buttolphs without Aldgate , was indicted for the Murther of her Male Infant-Bastard, on the 12th of January last, by throwing it into a House-of-Office . The Evidence declared, That the Prisoner went to the House-of-Office where she was delivered, and cried out, and People coming to her Assistance found that she had been delivered, they took a Candle, and looking in, they found the Child. The Prisoner said, That she was in great Pain, and that she called out for help, but was delivered before they came, She said that she had no design to Murder it, and had provided against her lying-in. The Jury considering the matter, acquitted her.

William Poltney , of the Parish of St. Michael Crooked, Lane , was indicted for feloniously stealing 28 Yards of Shalloone Cloath , the Goods of James Pettitt , on the 2d of February last. The Evidence declared. That they were washing some Cloaths in the Thames, and they did leave this upon a Horse on the Wharf; and sometimes after it was missing: another Person losing some Goods, upon search found this in the Prisoners Room hid in a Tub. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he had the Goods of one Thomas, a Dier, to sell for him, but could not prove it. The Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Warren , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pewter Plate, value 10 d. on the 19th of February last, the Goods of Edward Wilson . The Evidence said, That it was found upon him, and that he confest that he had it of one Bewland. The Prisoner denied that he took it, and said that it was given him by Bewland, (who is since gone to Sea) wrapt up in a Coat, and did not know what it was. The Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Hall, alias Guinea Bess , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Cup, value 3 l. a Porringer 40 s. three Spoons, 30 s. with divers other Goods of Joseph Burton , on the 17th of December last. The Prosecutor declared, That he did imploy her in the House to do his Business, and she took the opportunity, and went away with the Goods; and sometime after she was taken in Hosier-Lane drinking with some Soldiers, she did confess it when she was taken; but denied it upon her Tryal, and said if she had confest any thing she could not remember it. It did not avail her, the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Barnes , of the Parish of St. Martins Ludgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Yards of flower'd Silk, value 50 s. on the 11th of January last, the Goods of Thomas Fielder appeared, that the Prisoner [Text unreadable in original.] to the Shop, and cheapned some Silk, and one of them took away . The Prisoner said, That she was in the Shop, but did not know of the taking of any thing away. She said, That she was a poor Woman, and took great pains for her livelihood. The Jury acquitted her.

Avis Barnet , Stephen Benson , and John Coe , of the Parish of St. Brides , were indicted, the first, as Principal, the other as accessary for stealing a Feather-bed, two Rugs, a Bolster, a pair of Sheets, and divers other Goods of Margaret Morfey , Widow , on the 27th of January last. It appeared, That the Woman was a Lodger in the House, and she hired Coe to carry the Goods away for her into Salisbury Court, which he did telling him, That she was afraid that her Goods would be seized by the Landlord: afterwards she told him, That she had a mind to sell it; then he went and fetch'd Benson, who bought it of her for 30 s. Barnet did not deny the Fact, and said, That she was very sorry for it. Benson said, That he thought the Goods were honestly come by, and called divers to his Reputation. Coe said, That he did think that they were her own; he called some People to his Reputation. The Jury acquitted the two Men, and found the Woman guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Evan Evans , Thomas Gaseby , and John Ayres , of the Parish of Hackney , were indicted for robbing Nathanael Manlove , Esq ;, on the Highway, on the 20th of December last, and taking a Gold Watch, value 14 l a Gold Seal, a Silver Hilted Sword, six Guineas, with divers other Goods . It appeared, That Squire Manlove was going to Hackney with his Wife, and some more, they were set upon by some Persons, who rifled them, and took the Goods away. There was other Evidence, who did declare, That he was with them in the Robbery at the same time, and that Gaseby in particular did take a Diamond Ring from off the Finger of the Squires Lady, and that they snack'd the Guineas at the Gun in Shoreditch. Gaseby and Evans said but little, that they would rely upon the Mercy of the Bench. Ayres made a frivolous Defence. It being so positively proved against them, the Jury found them all guilty of the said Robbery.

Evan Evans and Thomas Gaseby, together with James Hassell , now in Custody at Welch-Pool, were indicted upon two Indictments for Robberies on the Highway, on Finchly-Common . The first on John Mason , and taking from him a Sarsnet Hood with divers other Goods . The other on Thomas Harden , and taking from him a Laced Head dress, value 10 s. It appeared, That they did rob for four Hours together on Finchley-Common, all Persons that came on the Road. The matter was fully proved against them and they had but little to say for themselves. The Jury found them guilty of both the Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Cook , of the Parish of St. Dunstans Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 80 Yards of Tabby, value 20 l. a Silver Tankard, 2 Cups, 2 Salts, a Sugar-Box, Mustard-Box, 8 Spoons, 6 Forks , on the 14th of February last, the Goods of Abraham Mountfort . To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Wright , of the Parish of Istleworth , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Canvas-bag, value 1 d. and 25 l. in Monies numbred , on the 5th of May last, the Moneys of James Pocock . The Prosecutor declared, That the Prisoner came and desired to have a Guinea changed, and whilst his Mother turned her back, he took the Money out of a Counter-Drawer, but said that he did not see him take it; and the Prisoner alledging his Innocency, the Jury acquitted him.

John Arnold and Flower Hunt , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for the Murther of Thomas Simpson , on the 23d of November last, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword, value 2 s. on the hind part of the Head, of the length of four Inches, and the depth of a quarter of an Inch, of which he languished to the 14th of January, and then died . The Evidence was not sufficient to the Jury to convict them; they were acquitted .

Thomas Smith and John Evans , both of the Parish of St. Austins , were indicted for assaulting Charles Lidget , on the Highway, and taking from him a Cloath-hat, value 5 s. a Sword with a Steel-hilt, 2 s. on the 11th of February last . The Prosecutor said, That he was coming home to his Lodging in Ludgate-street , he was set upon by the two Prisoners, who threw him down, and gave him a great many Blows, and took his Sword from him. Smith said, That the Prosecutor struck him a blow on the Breast, and swore that he would knock him down. They called abundance of Witnesses to their Reputation, the Jury acquitted them.

B - B - of the Parish of St. Helens , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Five-pound piece of Gold, and 8 l. in Moneys numbred , on the 20th of October last, the Moneys of John Skulthrope . The Prosecutor said, that he left the Money in a Sea-Chest at one Mr. Harveys, and that the Prisoner broke open the Chest, saying that the Prosecutor had a Bottel of Wine in it, and took out the Money, and poured it out of the Bag into her Lap, and made the Witnesses to wish that they should never enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, if ever they should disclose it: Some time after she bought her self fine Cloaths, and other things, with the money. The Prisoner denied it, but it was proved against her; the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

R - P - together with Marmaduke Griffith , who did not appear, of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for secretly taking a Gold Locket from Elizabeth Hamond on the 10th of December last . It appeareth that the Prisoner Mr. Griffith, and the Prosecutor, were drinking together at the Sun Tavern in Shoe-Lane ; she alledged that the Prisoner took her by the Arm, whilst the other kist her, and she felt the Ribbon break when he took it from her. The young man said that he knew nothing of it; and alledged that she lost one of her Ruffles, which was found in the Room the next morning, and that she might as well lose it there. The Jury thereupon acquitted him.

Ann Whiting , of the Parish of St. Buttolph's Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 100 yards of White Bonelace, and 15 yards of Black Bone-lace , on the 6th of October last. the Goods of John Amos ; The Prosecutor said that he lost the said Goods, and that they were found in her custody: She denied the Fact, and said that she lay in at the same time when the Robbery was committed, and said that her Husband gave them her; the Jury thereupon acquitted her.

Elizabeth Brian , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Thomas Mitchel of 20 s. on the 8th of February last. The Prosecutor declared that as he was going along High Holborn , he met with the Prisoner, and they went to drink together at the Sign of the Crown , where they had been together for some time; and calling to pay, he mist his Money, and a Constable was called, who offer'd to search her; then she pretended to have dropt a Shilling and a Sixpence out of her Bosome, and whilst they were busy in taking up the Money, she gave 15 s. to a Soldier by her; she denied the Fact, but it was fully proved against her; the Jury found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Langley , of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, val. 6 l. the Goods of George Mills , on the 20th of December , in the Seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign. The Evidence declared, that the Prisoner and another Woman came into the House, and called for some Drink, and they desired to have a Tankard, which was brought them, and after some time they went away with the Tankard, and left another of Base mettal gilt, in the room of it. It was proved against her the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Pomfrett and George Carter , of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , were indicted for the murther of Thomas Creeley , on the 24th of January last, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword, val. 2 s. on the right Eye, of the length of an Inch, and the depth of six Inches . The Evidence declared that there hapned to be a Quarrel in St. James's Square ; he comeing to see what was the matter, he saw the Deceased running, and two Soldiers following him with their drawn Swords, and on a sudden the Deceased fell down; there was other Evidence who declared that the Deceased had neither Stick nor Sword in his Hand to defend himself: The Jury considering the matter, found them both guilty of wilful Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Prosser , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 9 Yards of Alamode Silk from Joseph Holder on the 15th of February last; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Mart , of the Parish of White-Chappel , was indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of Samuel Pemfret , on the 29th of January last, about Seven in the Night, and taking thence a Silver Salver, a pair of Casters, a Tankard, two Cups, 4 Salts, 3 Spoons, with divers other Goods , to which Indictment he pleaded guilty , and said that he was very sorry for what he had done, and would rely upon the mercy of the Bench.

[Death. See summary.]

John Sullivan, alias Davis , of the Parish of Stoke Newington , was indicted for robbing Thomas Cowlis on the High-way, on the 22d of November last, and taking from him a Bag, val. 1 d. four Guineas, and 3 l. in Silver , to which Indictment he pleaded guilty , and said that he would rely upon the Mercy of the Bench.

He was Second time indicted for another Robbery on the High-way, committed at Padington on the 29th of October last, and taking from William Jackson a Silver-hilted Sword, an Agate-handle Knife and Fork, and a Grey Gelding and Saddle ; to which Indictment he likewise pleaded guilty .

He was a Third time indicted for another Robbery on the High-way, committed at St. Martins in the Fields on the 11th of November last, and taking from Robert Russell a Scarlet Cloak ; to which Indictment he likewise pleaded guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Edmund Evans , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloath Coat, value 15 s. a Holland Shift, 7 s. and two Brass-heads of Andirons , the Goods of Joan Harper , on the 20th of January last; he had confest that he took them, but upon his Trial denied it: He had little to say for himself, it being so fully proved against him; the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Robert Bragg and Thomas Coster , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for the Murther of George Bowles on the 22d of January last, by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Sword, value 2 s. on the right part of the Belly, nigh the Groyne, of the breadth of an Inch, and of the depth of 4 Inches, of which he languished to the 28th, and then died . The Prisoners alledged that the Deceased was killed by a Serjeant, and that they knew nothing of it; the Jury acquitted them.

William Griffin and John Allen , of the Parish of St. Margaret's Westminster , were indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of John Davis on the 9th of January last, between the Hours of Eight and Nine in the Night, and taking thence 4 Shirts 2 Cravats, some Childrens Petticoats, with divers other Goods . The Evidence deposed, that the Door was lockt, and when they came home, found the Doors open, and the Goods gone; there was other Evidence that said that they took the Goods, and sold them for 20 s. The Prisoners both denied the Fact, but it did not avail them, they being known to be Offenders; the Jury found them both guilty of Felony and Burglary.

They were a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloath Cloak, val. 5 l. 10 s. the Goods of the Lord George Fitzwaters . The Coachman declared that he did lose his Cloak out of the Coach-box; and as the Coachman was going off his Coach-box, they came on the other side, and took it away; there was other Evidence that was by, who did see them take it, and that they sold it for 15 s. to Griffin's Mother-in-Law, Allen, said that he never did do any such thing; that he did work hard, he being a Mason by his Trade: the matter was plainly proved against them, the Jury found them both guilty of the said Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Isaac Sound and William Thomas , together with John Mart , who confest the same, and William Loe , not yet taken, were indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Samuel Pomfrett (and putting Patience Pomfrett in fear of her life) on the 29th. of January last, about Seven in the Night, and taking thence a silver Salver, a Sett of Casters, a Tankard, 4 Salts, 2 Cups, 3 Spoons, with divers other Goods . The Evidence declared that Mart came to the House, and stood at the Door, and gave a Sign to the others to come in, which they did, and bound them; then they lookt about for the Plate, and when they found it, they put it into a Pillowbear, and carried it away; then they broke open a Desk, out of which they took divers things; they further alledged that Mart had a Pistol, and said, Dam them, don't stand to bind them, kill them. The matter was fully proved against them, how they sold the Plate for 16 l. and shared the Money amongst them; the Jury thereupon found them both guilty of the Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Mason , of the Parish of St. Michael Crooked-Lane , was indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Mug, two Salts, Spoons, and other Goods of Noah Williams , and divers other Goods of John Windrobe , on the 20th of January last to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Thomas was a second time indicted for robbing Charles Parrit on the High-way on the 21st of January last; of a pair of Leather Bags, value 12 d. and 15 l. 17 s. the Monies of Elizabeth, Countess of Anglesey . The Evidence declared that he came from Park Hall in Essex and set up his Horse in White Chappell, and took his Bags, and was going to pay the Money to the Countess; but coming down Leaden-hall street , there was a great Tumult, they threw the Prosecutor down, and the Prisoner fell with him, and the Money was taken away by some of the Gang. It appeared that he had been transported about 14 years ago; he denied that he even saw the Prosecutor in all his life; but the Evidence was positive he was among them; the Jury found him guilty .

T - R - and Richard Mires , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Coachman's Cloth Clock, val. 6 l. 10 s. and a Hammer Cloth, the Goods of Matthew Black , Esq ; and a Calamanca Wastcoat, the Goods of John Richard on the 30th of January last. The Evidence declared that R - stole the Wastcoat from the Black Bull Inn in Holborne , and that he had stoln other things from a Coachman, and had taken divers other things from the Black Bull in Holborne, which he did confess before the Justices. R - declared that he was in drink when he took the said Goods, and left others in the room thereof; he said that he did confess it, and that the Hostler did proffer him two Guineas to confess the same: There was not sufficient Evidence against Mires, the Jury acquitted him, and R - was found guilty of the Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

James Robinson , of the Parish of St. Lawrence Jewry was indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper Boyler on the 23d of December last, the Goods of Mary Bone Widow . The Prosecutor said that she did keep a Coffee-house and the Prisoner came in the Morning, and called for two Muggs of Ale, and sent the Maid up Stairs to fetch him his Change, in the mean time he took the Boyler and went his ways. The Prisoner said that he was never in the House, and did never see the Prosecutor with his Eyes; but he was known to be an Offender, and burnt in the Hand the last Sessions, the Jury found him guilty .

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

John Towers , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 10th of January , in the 5th Year of the King and late Queen. The Evidence deposed, That having some dealings with the Prisoner for Counterfeit Money she came to his House in Castle-yard , and being there, he brought down a parcel of false Halfcrowns of base Metal, and he put them into the fire and boiled them up with some Argil to make them look white: There was another Evidence declared, that he did come to his House, and proffered him 18 Halfcrowns which were spotted, and he confessed that he did make them; he had been tried some time before at Kingston Assizes for the like Fact; thereupon the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Edward Bacon was indicted for a Misdemeanor for knowingly uttering 8 pieces of False Money to Mary Blewit . The Evidence declared that the Prisoner came into her Brother's House, and sat down with three more and drank a Shilling, and he paid a false Shilling; then he called for a Pennyworth of Tobacco, and gave her another, and had a 11 d. in Farthings again; then he called for a pint of Drink, and a Pennyworth of Brandy, and gave her a Sixpence, and he had 4 d. in Farthings, after that he sat down, and spent the rest of the Money; and it happened that a Nieghbour being by, mistrusted him, and lookt upon the Money, and found 6 s. and 6 d. of Naughty Money which he had taken. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and alledged that he paid good Money, but it was proved to the contrary; the Jury found him guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

William Norman was indicted [Text unreadable in original.] the East-India House, and for Assaulting Samuel Quessenborow . It appeared that there was a great Insurrection of the Weavers, and they came to the East-India House and broke a Pannel of the Gate, and 4 or 5 of them got in, then they broke over the Portcullis's and got into the Court yard, intending to rifle the Treasury; but in the mean time notice was given to my Lord Mayor, and the Sheriffs, who presently came, and the Multitude was dispersed; Mr. Quessenborow then shut the Gate to, and stood with his back against it; and the Prisoner finding that he could not get out, he struck him several blows on the Arm with a great Stick; he still detainid him, till he got assistance and took him; there was other Evidence that did declare, That the Multitude said that the Company had not made a Dividend for some years, but they would make one now; and when that they had done there, they would go to the Bank; the matter was fully proved against him, the Jury found him guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Grace Stephens , of the Parish of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Worsted Stockings, with divers other Goods of William Russell on the first day of July last, to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Prudence Nichols of the Parish of Great St. Bartholomew's , was Indicted for stealing divers Goods from William Weston , on the 9th of January last. To which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Edmund Bedingfeild , Gent of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for the Murther of John Thornecroft , on the 12th of February last, by giving him one Mortal Wound in the Right Hand, of the Breadth of Half an Inch, and of the Depth of 4 Inches, of which he Languished to the 19th, and then Died . It appeared that he killed the Deceased in his own defence: The Jury acquitted him.

T - J - of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for Ravishing, and Carnally knowing one Pleasant Sessions against her Will , a Spinster of the Age of 15 Years. There was no Evidence against him; the Jury acquitted him.

John Plater , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for procuring great Quantities of small Money for less than it was in Tale, and putting it off for the full Tale. There was 600 l. all in such small Halfcrowns, that the like could scarcely be seen ; but there being a flaw in the Indictment, the Jury acquitted him.

Elisha Hall , John Bromely , and Richard Gasely , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , were Indicted for feloniously stealing a Weather Sheep, value 27 s. the Goods of Mary Higley , Widow ; and another Weather Sheep, value 25 s. the Goods of Richard Peake , on the 16th of February last. Hall pleaded Guilty to the Indictment: And the rest put themselves upon their Trial. The Evidence declared, That he had lost several Sheep out of some Grounds at Islington , and he got a Warrant to search; and searching in Woods Close, they found the Carcasses cut into Joynts, and in a Closet they found the Skins put into a Sack. The Fact was plainly proved against them; besides they had confess'd it before the Justice; the Jury found them Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

John Heaton , and Elizabeth Reed , of the Parish of St. Martins Ludgate , were Indicted for feloniously stealing 29 Yards of Spotted Silk, value 4 l. 10 s. on the 23 d. of February last, the Goods of Henry Rapier , and William Veres . Reed pleaded Guilty to the Indictment, and the other put himself upon his Trial: And it appeared that they came into the Shop, and Cheapned some Silk for a Wastcoat; and the woman took the Silk, which was taken upon her; the man said that he met the woman, and he told her that he was going to buy some Silk, and said that she would needs go with him. He alledged his innocence, that he knew nothing of it; the Jury acquitted him.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Line , of the Parish of St. Gregories , was Indicted upon Two Indictments, for feloniously stealing a Silk Gown, value 4 l. and a Petticoat, the Goods of John Hawkins , on the 17th of January last, and another Silk Gown and Petticoat, the Goods of John Harvey , on the First of November last. It appeared that she was Servant to them both, and so [Text unreadable in original.] of Harvey's Goods, thereupon the Jury found her Guilty of both Indictments.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Bolton , and Joseph Piccard , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , were Indicted for feloniously stealing an Ewe Sheep, value 20 s. the Goods of Richard Spurrier , on the 20th of December last. It did not appear that they stole it; the Jury acquitted them.

Pierce Roe , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for procuring the Escape of Sir James Montgomery , who was committed to the Custody of one Sutton the King's Messenger . It appeared that Sir James Montgomery was committed to the Custody of Sutton by a Warrant from Secretary Trenchard; and the Prisoner procured the Evidence to go and Bribe the Sentinels; and accordingly gave him Ten pound and told him what a great piece of service it would be for King James if he could effect it, and that he should not want for Silver and Gold, and he would make him a Lieutenant; and accordingly he went and Bribed the Soldiers, who let him Escape. The Fact was fully proved against him; the Jury found him Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Richard Pricket , of the Parish of Whitechappel , was Indicted upon Two Indictments; The first for Clipping , the other for Coining , on the First of December last. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and there being not Evidence sufficient to Convict him, the Jury acquitted him.

William Forster , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for uttering false Clipt-Money, he knowing the same so to be . The Evidence declared that he gave the Prisoner about 7 or 800 l. in such sort of Money; and that he gave him the Money for Guinea's at 30 s. a piece, when they did really go for no more than Five and twenty Shillings and had 30 of them Shillings for every Guinea; and did tell him at the same time that it was such Money as he could not pay away in Trade. The Fact was fully proved against him; the Jury found him Guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Thomas Bush , John Egon , and James Jones , were Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for assisting one William Birkenhead (who was one of the Persons named in the Proclamation for Conspiring the Assassinating His Majesty) in making his Escape out of Newgate . The Evidence for the King deposed, That being a Prisoner in Newgate for Clipping and Coining, That Bush did come to him, with two other persons, and offered him 500 l. if he would go out of England, and suffer a Divorce between him and his Wife by Consent; with that he said, He admired they should make such a Proposal to him, and askt him how he should do to get out; with that they replied, We can soon get you out as we did Birkenhead, and convey you into France. The Prisoners denied the Fact, and called Witnesses to prove that Egon was in Flanders at the same time when the Escape was made; and that he was sick in his Chamber, and never out from the first of October to the first of January; which did not agree with the King's Evidence, who was not committed till the 13th of October. As to Jones he was not positive and Bush called a Cloud of Witnesses to his Reputation; who said That he was a Man well affected to the Government, and would not be Guilty of such a Crime; he called Witnesses to prove that they had been offered Money by the King's Evidence, to Swear against the Prisoners; the Jury considering the matter acquitted them.

John Austin , and William Holdman , Two Soldier s, were Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for Cursing the King, and for Assaulting Hannah Pitham. The Evidence declared that there happened to be some Discourse about the French King; and they declared that he was the greatest Monarch in the whole World; and said, God Damn King William, and all that love him, for that they never had a penny of King William's Money, but King James's . The Fact was very fully proved against them; yet they aledged that they were in Drink; but it did not avail them, the Jury found them both Guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Thomas Gurney , was Indicted for a Riot and Rescous committed at the Cross-Keys in Arundel-street , and Rescuing one Robert Webb , and Samuel Moore Prisoners, who were brought out of Somersetshire, by virtue of their Habeas Corpus's, by one Richard Fox . It appeared that there was a Letter sent to this Gurney to the Clubb, at the Rising-Sun in Water-Lane; in which was, That a Friend of his desired the Assistance of 8 men for a Friend that was in trouble. Some of White-Friars men accordingly went to Rescue him from the Rose at Knights-bridge; but missed of their design, and heard that they werein Arundel-street; [Text unreadable in original.] and carried them to the Temple-stairs, and got them in Boats, and carried them to Dorset-stairs, and from thence to Gurneys House in White-Fryers, they pursuing them there, the Fryers-men beat them, and knockt them down. The Trial lasted long; and the Jury having considered the matter, found him Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Thomas Brooks , of the Parish of St Buttolphs without Aldgate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 10 Coats, 12 half Thick Coats, 6 Frize-Coats, and a pair of Shag Breeches , the Goods of William Micklethwarte , on the 20th of January last. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact upon his Trial; the Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elinor Forster , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 20 Yards of Muslin, value 4 l. the Goods of John Kindley , on the 7th of November last. The Evidence declared that the Prisoner came into the Shop, and Cheapned some Goods, and whilst he was busy with other Customers, took the Goods, and went her way . The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called People to prove her honesty; the Jury thereupon acquitted her.

George Maxfeild , was Indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods from one Mr. Rouse ; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Gabriel Hall , together with Samuel Hall , and Thomas Clarke , not yet taken, of the Parish of Stepney , were Indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Petticoat, a Scarf, 5 Gold Rings, and 9 l. in Monies numbred , the Goods of Luke Storme , on the First of January last. The Evidence declared that the Prisoner stole the Goods, and that he sold part of the Goods in Salisbury-Court, and the Rings to a Goldsmith in Fleetstreet. The matter was fully proved against him, though he denied the Fact; he could not call any Witnesses to his Reputation, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Powel , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Muslin Neckcloaths, value 5 s. the Goods of Andrew Baden , on the 6th of February last. The Prisoner denied the fact, and said that the Neckcloaths were her own, and that the Prosecutor would have extorted a confession from her, although she was innocent; the Jury acquitted her.

Sarah New , of the Parish of Whitechappel , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 70 Yards of Ribbon, value 20 s. the Goods of Abraham Cockerey . It appeared to be a malicious Indictment and that the Fact had been committed about 3 Years since, and within the benefit of the Late Act , the Jury acquitted her.

Abigail Jones , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Pewter Pot, value 8 d. on the 19th of February last; the Goods of Francis Haynes . It appeared the Prisoner came into the House, and called for Half a pint of Ale; and whilst the Maid was gone to fetch it, she took a Pint pot, and put into her Apron, which was found upon her. The Prisoner denied it; but the Fact was plain, thereupon the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Bernet Carroon , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for High-Treason, for forging and counterfeiting thirteen Groats , on the 21st of February last. It appeared, That looking in some Rubbish in a Tub, and stirring the Dust heard something chink, and looking they found the Money; and in a place hard by they found the Molds. It did not appear that she coined them. She alledging her Innocency, the Jury acquitted her.

Elizabeth Perry , of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of John Mills , on the 6th of February last, and taking thence a pair of Plush Breeches, and divers other Goods . It did appear to be Burglary, but only Felony. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ann Miller alias Baker , and Jane Artimore , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, value 8 l. a Salver, 3 l. a Cup, 3 l. 4 Spoons ; the Goods of Samuel Philips , on the 23 d of January last. The Fact [Text unreadable in original.] against Miller. The Jury found her guilty , the other was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Prescot , of the Parish St Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloath Coat, a Stuff Coat and Wastcoat , the Goods of Isaac Jaques , on the 28th of October last. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that the Goods were her Husbands. It did not appear that she stole them; the Jury acquitted her.

Hercules Stodder was indicted for a Misdemeanor for Coining of Spanish Pistols . The Evidence declared, That he did make it his business to gild Cobs, and quarter Cobs of Silver and did put them off for 17 s. 6 d. a piece, and that he did put them off for him several times. The matter was fully proved against him, the Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Theophilus Davis , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , together with Robert Poole not yet taken; were indicted for feloniously stealing a Fan, value 2 s. 6 d. and 3 s. 6 d in Moneys numbred, the Goods of Elizabeth Tayler , and putting her in fear . There was no Evidence against him, the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Anderton , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields ; was indicted for feloniously stealing an Alamode Scarf, four Cornets, a Diaper Table Cloath, with other Goods of David Ellis , on the 7th of January last. It did not appear that she took them; the Jury acquitted her.

Sarah Knott, alias Crelly , of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for Clipping the current Coyn of this Kingdom , on the 18th of May , in the Seventh Year of His Majesties Reign. There was no Evidence against her, the Jury acquitted her.

The Trials being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth.

Received Sentence of Death, 13.

John Ayres, John Allen, Elizabeth Brian, George Carter, John Davis, Evan Evans, Thomas Gaseby, William Griffin, John Mart, Robert Pomfret, Isaac Sound, William Thomas, John Towers.

Burnt in the Hand, 20.

Isaac Adreah, Avis Barnet, B - B Thomas Brook Mary Cook, Elizabeth Hall, Gabriel Hill, Ann Langley, Eli zabeth Line, Elizabeth Mason, George Maxfield, Ann Miller, Prudence Nichols, Mary Parker, William Poltney, Elizabeth Prosper, Elizabeth Rowman, T - R - Elizabeth Reed Grace Stephens.

To be Whipt, 6.

John Bromely, Edmund Evans, Richard Gaseby, Elisha Hall, Abigail Jones, Elizabeth Perrey.

Ordered into His Majesty's Service, 6.

John Bromeley, Elisha Hall, Gabriel Hall, George Maxfeild T - R - James Robinson.

Elizabeth Brian humbly begged to be Transported, which the Court granted on Condition that she should transport her self in a short time.

John Austin and William Holdman, were fined each of them a Mark, and to stand in the Pillory at the May-Pole in the Strand at Charing-Cross, and at Westminster-Hall Gate.

Edward Bacon fined 20 Nobles; and to stand in the Pillory at the Royal-Exchange, Cheapside, and Temple-Bar.

William Forster fined 100 Marks, and to find Sureties for; Twelvemonth.

Thomas Gurney fined 200 l. and to find Sureties to the Damag of the Contempt.

William Norman fined 40 Marks, and find Sureties for his Good behaviour for a Twelvemonth.

Petrce Roe fined 500 Marks, and to find Sureties for his Good behaviour, and to remain in Prison till he pay the same.

Hercules Stodder fined 200 Marks, and to stand Three times is the Pillory, and find Sureties for a Twelvemonth.

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