Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 20 October 2014), May 1697 (16970519).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 19th May 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, and Saturday, being the 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22d Days of May, 1697.

And in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's 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, and Saturday, being the 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22d Days of May, 1697. 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 Pearce

Rice Saywell

John Watmore

Joseph Hobdey

John Ridout

Thomas Garret

Robert Thorpe

William Clarke

Benjamin Ward

Edward Pettit

William Woollaston

Edward Scot .

Middlesex Jury.

Edmund Salter

Bennet Giles

William Avis

Peter King

Samuel James

William Graves

Jeremiah Lewin

Thomas Robinson

Daniel Emms

John Uncles

Joseph How

Joseph Parsons .

The Proceedings were these:

Jane Williams , of the Parish of Saint Mildred Breadstreet , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, val. 5 l. on the 5th of May last, the Goods of John Gillingham ; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Cooke , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 yards of Scarlet Stuff , the Goods of Richard Hudson ; on the 24th of April last: To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Harris , of the Parish of St. Mary Woolchurch , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Simon Mayne on the 3d of April , and secretly taking a Laced Crivat, val. 20 s. and a pair of Laced Ruffles 5 s. The Prosecutor said that he did put them into his Pocket, and going to the Post house with some Letters, he mist the things out of his Pocket; some time after he found the Neckloath about the Prisoner's Neck: The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that it was given him by one Susan Mayle , who lived in Half-Moon Alley in Bishop'sgate Street: The Jury having considered the matter, acquitted him.

William Smith , a little Boy , of the Parish of St. Magnes by the Bridge , was indicted for picking the Pocket of John Alderidge on the 5th of May last, and secretly taking a linnen Bag. val. 1 d. and 3 l. 5 s. in Moneys numbred . The Prosecutor said, that as he was going over London-Bridge the Boy came of one side of him and took the Money out of his Pocket; and he feeling somebody give his Pocket a touch, he took hold of the Boy, who immediately gave him his Money again: He denied the Fact saying it lay upon the ground; and he hearing the Man make inquiry for it, he gave it him. He was but young in Years, but old in Wickedness, he having been burnt in the Hand some time before: The Jury thereupon found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Haynes , of the Parish of Saint Buttolph's without Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Porringer, Pepper-box and Salt, with divers other Goods of Edward Porter , on the 9th of May last: To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Golding alias Jonas Pettit , William Hearn alias Old Iron , as Principals, and Mary Jackson, alias Raby, alias Brown , as Accessary after the Fact, were indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of Sir Thomas Powis on the 1st of March last, at the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , and taking thence 4 Silver Candlesticks, val. 16 l. The Evidence declared, that having an occasion to go out about some Business, he left the Plate in its usual plate, and his Fellow Servant having occasion to use a pair of Candlesticks, fetch'd a pair away, and returning with them some time after, she mist them that were left behind; then they applied themselves to the Keeper of the Gate-house, who accordingly took them in Hedge-Lane with a parcel of Pick-lock Keys, amongst which was one called a 500 l. Jack: There was another Evidence who declared that he was with Golding and Hearn in the Robbery, andthat Hearn got over the Wall and opened the Door, and he took a Picklock-key and opened the Door where the Goods were, and took them away, and the next Day they went to the George in the Pall-Mall, where Raby was sent for, who came with a pair of Weights and Skales, and gave them 6 l. 2 s. 6 d. for them, and that they told her they were stole, but did not tell her where; they could say but little, and were known to be Offenders, the Jury found them guilty .

John Golding and Richard Arrigrig , together with Richard-Lewley not yet taken, were indicted for robbing John Gibbons , Gent. on the Highway, on the 27th of April last, and taking from him a Silver-hilted Sword . The Prosecutor declared, That Golding had broke the Gate-house Prison, and they got a Woman to set him for them, and he going to the Goaler's Assistance met the Prisoners, and fearing that they would fly if they knew him, he counterfeited himself Drunk, and Arrigrig seeing his Sword, jostled up to him, and took the Sword whilst the other seemed to please him with a Song; some time after they went their ways, and he pursued them into a House, and getting Assistance they took them, and they had knocked off the Hill of the Sword, which he found upon them; the Jury found them both guilty .

John Golding and Richard Arrigzig were again indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Sir Theophilus Ogelthorpe , on the 31st of March last, and taking thence a pair of Silver Candlesticks, value 10 l. four Forks, a Salt, and a Silver handle knife . The Evidence declared, That when she went out, the Goods were there, and the Door lockt; but coming home found the Door open, and the Goods gone: There was another Evidence said, That they opened the Door with false Keys, and took the Plate and carried it to one Hardings in the Mint, who gave them 4 s. an Ounce for it. The Prisoners had but little to say for themselves; the Jury found them guilty .

[Arrigrig, Golding, Hearne: Death. See summary.]

[Jackson: Branding. See summary.]

Nuning Miles , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs without Algate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Ring with a Diamond Stone, value 15 l. the Goods of Edmund East , on the 18th of February last. It did not appear she stole it, the Jury acquitted her.

Richard Hill , of the Parish of St. Mary Savoy , was indicted for feloniously stealing 13 Fathom of Cable-rope, value 17 s. the Goods of William Brown , on the 22d of February last. There was no Evidence against him, the Jury acquitted him.

Martha Burton , of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Stuff Gown and Petticoat, and 16 Ells of Linnen Cloath , the Goods of James Peirson , on the 2d of March last; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Butler , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for fealoniously stealing a Sattin Petticoat, a Sable Tippet, a Suit of Muslin Headcloaths, a Stuff Gown, with divers other Goods of Philip Wake , on the 10th of April last; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Katherine Gilbert , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Indian Mantua Gown lined with Sattin, a Callico Gown lined with Silk , the Goods of Edward Smith , on the 23d of April last; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Alice Reynolds , of the Parish of St. Ann Black-Friers , was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 18th of March last, a Hood value 7 s. a Tippet 2 s. 6 d. a pair of Womens Shoes, a pair of Knit Gloves, with divers other Goods of Alice Powell , Widow : and a Long Scarf, Sarsenet-hood, and a pair of Silk Gloves, the Goods of William Horsington . The Evidence declared, That they did let her lodge in the House, and she took the opportunity, and went away with the Goods; after that, they imployed one of the Beadles, who took her up, and being brought before a Justice she confest the same. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, That she did work for her Living, making Tapistry-Hangings ; but it did not avail her, she being a Person of evil Fame, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Deale , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 18th of November last, a Silver Spoon, a Silk Hood and Scarf, with 10 s. in Moneys numbred, the Goods of Elizabeth Edwards , Widow ; and another Spoon, Hood, Coral, and two Broad Pieces of Gold, the Goods of Ann Barker , Widow. The Prosecutor declared, That the Prisoner lodged in her House, about four Nights, and took her advantage and stole the Goods, but being taken, was put in Bridewell, where she confest the same. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but said, that she did lie there with her Mother, but did not take any thing away; she was known to be an idle Body, the Jury thereupon found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Golding and Richard Arrigrig were again indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of John Creed , Esq ; on the 23d of April last, about Nine in the Night, and taking thence two Cups, one with a Cover, and the other without, value 20 l. two Tumblers 6 l. a Sugar-box 4 l. The Evidence deposed, That the Goods were taken out of the House and carried into the Mint, where they were sold to one Harding for 11 l. and shared the Money. The Prisoners alledged, That they knew nothing of the matter; but it did not avail them, the Jury found them guilty .

John Alderson , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Anthony Duncomb , Gent. on the 3d of May last, about Eleven in the Night; and taking thence a Hat, Perriwig, Gown, and a Cup . The Evidence declared, That he did open the Lock with Picklock-keys, and went in and brought out the Goods, and went his ways. It appeared that he pawned the Gown for 18 s. at a Brokers in Shoe-Lane; the Fact was plain against him, and he being an old Offender, and had been formerly pardoned for such Offences; the Jury found him guilty .

He was a second time indicted for Felony and Burlary, for breaking the House of Mary Lumley , Widow , on the 1st of May last, and taking thence a Laced Night-rail, value 8 s. and a pair of Buttons set with Stones, value 10 s. It appeared that the Prisoner open'd the Door with Picklock-keys, and went in and took the said Goods; the Fact was plain against him, the Jury found him guilty of this Indictment also.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Cane , of the Parish of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Caster Hat, a Childs Holland Cap, and a Neckcloath, the Goods of John Hinchman , on the 3d of May last. The Evidence declared. That she did see her come intothe Shop, she mistrusting her, watched her as she went out, being stopt, she dropt the Hat : She denied the Fact, and said that she never did an ill thing in all her life, and workt hard for her living: The Jury considering the matter, acquitted her.

William Oakely , of the Parish of Hanwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Weather-Sheep, val. 18 d. two Ewe Sheep 3 s. one Black one, and two Lambs , the Goods of Robert Reeve , on the 3 d of May last: The Prosecutor said that they were stole out of his Grounds, and taken upon the Prisoner at Islington. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said he was hired by a Man who gave him Sixpence to drive them, but could not prove it; he likewise said that he took great care and pains for a Livelihood by selling Stockings about the Country; but that did not avail him, the Fact being so plain; the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas How , of the Parish of Saint Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for the Murther of David Hope , an Infant of the Age of Six years, by driving a Loaded Cart over the Belly of the said Infant, of which it instantly died . The Evidence declared that the Child was playing by Parker's Lane, near Holborn , and the Prisoner coming by with his Cart, drove the same over it: The Prisoner alledged that he did see the Child at the same time, but did not think that it was hurt, except it was done by the Wheel against a Stall that was there, which he did not see: The Jury considering the matter, acquitted him.

Daniel Jones and Joseph Beare , both of the Parish of St. Margaret's Westminster , were indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of John Lamb on the 5th of April last, and taking thence 3 Saddles, val. 30 s. 4 Bridles 7 s. and a Horse-Cloath 12 d . It appeared that Beare took them, and gave them to Jones, who sold them to a Sadler in Castle-Street, by the Mews. It was plainly proved against them; the Jury considering the matter, found them guilty to the value of 10 d. and acquitted them of the Burglary.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Golding was tried again by the name of James Golding , for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of William Winder in St. Anns Parish on the 9th of March last, about 9 in the Night, and taking thence a Silk Quilt, value 5 l. a Pendulum Clock, and a Scarlet Cloak . The Evidence declared that the Prisoner thrust open the Door, and went in and took the Goods away; but being pursued, the Clock was found upon the Prisoner in Leicester-fields, and the other things were sold to one Mrs. Waters. He had little to say for himself; the Jury found him guilty .

Peter Hance , and Elizabeth his Wife , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , were indicted for feloniously stealing 5 pair of Holland Sheets, and 18 Napkins , the Goods of William Underwood , on the 5th of May last; the Man pleaded guilty to the Indictment, and the Woman put her self upon her Trial, but it appeared that what she did was by her Husband's direction; the Jury acquitted her.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Arrigrig was again indicted with William Denny for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of Sebastian Le Feaver , Gent. on the 12th of April last, about 9 in the Night, and taking thence a Camblet Cloak, a Coat and Petticoat, with divers other Goods . The Prosecutor declared that they opened his Door in Suffolk street , and took his Goods and carried them to one Mrs. Waters, who bought them of them: Arrigrig said that he did not know any thing of it, and Denny said that he was a stranger to the Fact. The Jury having considered the Matter, found them both guilty of Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Isaac Blunt , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Brown Bay Gelding, value 3 l. the Goods of Stephen Lowdell , on the 8th of May last. The Prosecutor declared, That he left the Horse at Gravesend in a Field, from whence the same was taken away; but upon inquiry he found the Horse in the Prisoner's Stable in White Horse-street in Stepny Parish. The Prisoner denied the Fact; and said, That he went over to Southwark with an Old Horse, and he met a Country man, who asked him whether he could not help him to a Chapman for his Horse, with that he told him that he would Swop with him, and give him some Money to boot, and accordingly they agreed; he called People to prove the Bargain, and that he work'd the Horse publickly in the Streets, he being a Hackny-Coachman ; the Jury acquitted him.

William Higham alias Old Iron , was again indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Peter Hare at St. Anns Westminster , on the 14th of February , in the Seventh year of His Majesty's Reign, and taking thence three pair of Holland Sheets, six dozen of Stockings, and twenty Yards of Flannel . It appeared, That one George Hind took out the Pin of the Window and went into the Shop, and gave the Goods to the Prisoner; the Fact was plainly proved, and the Prisoner had little to say for himself, the Jury found him guilty .

Robert Reed , of the Parish of Eling , was indicted for robbing Richard Norton on the Highway, on the 7th of May , in the Seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign, and taking from him two Gold Rings, value 30 s. two pair of Gold Buttons with Stones 20 s. 11 Guineas, and 4 l. in Silver : And was likewise indicted for robbing Joseph Deverall at the same time of an Ivory hasted Knife, value 6 d. and 4 s. in Moneys, numbred . Mr. Norton said, That as he was going from London to Brandford, he met with Mr. Deverall, and that they rode together till they came to a place called Gunners-Berry-Lane , where they were set upon by two Highway-men, who robb'd and bound them. Deverall was not positive that the Prisoner was the Man; and the Prisoner alledged that he was a Serjeant in the Marines , and on Board the Dutchess at the same time when the Fact was committed; the Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Watson , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Holland Shirts, 3 Canvas Sheets, the Goods of John Lock ; and a Smock, 4 Handkerchiefs, the Goods of Ann Murry . It appeared that she sold part of the Goods in a Cellar in Holbourn, where they were found. The Prisoner denied the Fact, though it was proved plainly against her; the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

George Gadesby , of the Parish of St. Peters Cornhill, in the Ward of Limestreet , Butcher , was Indicted upon the Coroner's Inquest, for the Murther of Mary his Wife on the 5th of May last, by giving her one mortal Wound with a Knife, value 1 d. on the right Thigh near to the Groin, of the breadth of an Inch, and of the depth of three Inches, of which she instantly died . He was likewise indicted upon the Statute of Stabbing, for that he in his Rage, with the Knife aforesaid, did stick and stab his said Wife, she not having struck first, or having any thing to defendher self. It appeared, That the Prisoner was a Butcher in Leaden-Hall Market . The first Evidence being a little Boy, who was going through the Market, said, That he did hear the Woman cry out, Mother, Mother, your Son has kill'd me! And he saw the Prisoner take her up in his Arms, and say, Lord, Lord, what have I done! Another Evidence said, That he saw the Prisoner and his Wife together, and saw him lift his left Hand up to his Shoulder, but did not see him run the Knife at her; and whilst he was talking with some People, the Prisoner's Mother stood by him, and on a sudden the Woman cried out, That her Son had killed her; and when her Mother came she could not speak but clapt her hand upon her Wound; and his Mother said to him, You Rogue what have you done? And he said I have kill'd her, what do you think I have done? And she fell down between them; then he took hold of him by the Collar; and he told him, That he had killed her, and he had better end her Days then she did his, and now she has done both, as it falls out. There was some swore they saw the Knife sticking in her Cloaths, and the Blood running from her. He confest before the Justice that he had been out two days before in ill Company, and threw the Knife at her twice. The Prisoner said upon his Tryal, that he was very sorry for what was done, saying, That he had been out to look for Money, but could get none, and his Wife gave him ill Words, with that he took his Knife and threw it upon the Stall in a Passion, but did not think to hurt her; and said, That he had better have kill'd himself than killed her, and how the Wound came he knew not; for when he had the Knife he held it with the point in his Hand when he threw it. He called divers People to prove that his Wife was a grievous Scold, and one that would never suffer him to be at quiet, let him do what he could for her; but that did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty of Wilful Murther, and of the Statute of Stabbing also.

[Death. See summary.]

James Ayres , of the Parish of St. Bridgets , was indicted for High-Treason, for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom , on the 23d of March last. The Evidence declared, That he did see him stamp three Counterfeit Pieces at one Bulley's House. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he never did do any such thing in all his life, and called divers People to his Reputation; the Jury acquitted him.

William Gregg , and Elizabeth his Wife , of the Parish of St Giles's without Cripplegate , were indicted for High-Treason for counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom , on the 1st of May last. The Evidence declared, That she did see the Woman coin Crowns and Half-Crowns in Crown-Alley in Moorfields ; and having Information they search'd her House, where they found all things fitting for the Trade. The Man denied the Fact, saying, That he never did do, or see any such thing in all his Life. The Woman did Justify her Husband, but could not well deny the Fact her self; the Jury acquitted her Husband, and found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Bulley , of the Parish of St. Bridgets , was indicted for High-Treason for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom , on the 10th of January last. The Evidence said, That he did see him hold the Tools when Ayres struck off the Pieces. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called divers to his Reputation; the Jury acquitted him.

Joseph Smith , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the East , was indicted for feloniously stealing 56 l. weight of Sugar, value 16 s. the Goods of a Person unknown, on the 7th of May last; he was acquitted for want of Evidence.

He was a second time indicted for a Trespass, for taking two Brass Pullies out of a Crane . It appeared, That one Thomas Friend took them out, and gave them to the Prisoner, who went and offered to sell them to a Brasier in Houndsditch, where they were stop'd. He did not deny but that he had them of Friend, but that he took them for a Debt, but could not prove it; the Jury found him guilty of the Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

Richard Whiting and John Alderson , of the Parish of St. Buttolph's Aldgate , were indicted for robbing Samuel Birmingham on the High-way, and taking from him 16 l. in Moneys . Whiting remained obstinate for a great while, and would not plead, and received Sentence to be prest to death; but when he came to the Press, and seeing what he must undergo, he said that he would Plead, which accordingly he did. It appeared that the Prisoners seeing the Prosecutor weighing the Money in the Minories, they dogged him till he came under Aldgate , and in the Narrow Passage they see upon him, and took the Money from him: The Prisoners denied the Fact, but it was positively proved against them; the Jury found them guilty .

They were a Second time indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of Bedingfield Higham , and taking thence a Silver Comb-box, a Powder-box, two Caudle Cups, with divers other Goods . The Evidence declared that they were going through Devonshire Square , they saw the Window open, and one of them went in, and took the Plate, the other helping him in by getting upon his Shoulders, and afterwards they sold it for 25 l. and shared the Money: The Jury found them both guilty .

They were a Third time indicted for feloniously taking from John Amos 42 yards of Bone-Lace . It appeared that they cut the Box of Lace from behind him, as he was going into the White-hart Inn in Aldersgate-Street : It was fully proved against them; the Jury found them guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

James Peirson , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, a Cup, two Spoons, with divers other Goods of Thomas Titcomb on the 17th of May last. There was no Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

Thomazin Steel , of the Parish of St. Lawrence Jury , was indicted for feloniously stealing 54 yards of Black Crape , the Goods of William Cutby ; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Simon Cadiz , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 11 Pewter Plates , the Goods of George Fletcher , on the 29th of April last. It did not appear that he took them, or was any ways concerned; the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Powell , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Apron, val. 10 d. and 38 s. in Moneys numbred , from John Doble on the 5th of May last. The Prisoner proved her Innocence, and was acquitted .

Thomas Green , of the Parish of Whitechappel , was indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of Roger Gwyn on the 8th of February , in the Seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign, and taking thence a Cloath Coat, a Bever Hat, and a Suit of Curtains and Vallens, with divers other Goods . The Evidence declared that he did confess the Fact, but the Prisoner upon his Trial denied it; and said that his Confession was extorted from him, by reason the Prosecutor had arrested him; the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

John Marsh , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 l. in Moneys numbred ; the Moneys of Thomas Thompson , on the 3d of May last; the Fact was plainly proved, and that he did get a Smith to make him a false Key. He denied the Fact, making a long and frivolous Defence, but it did not avail him, thereupon the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Austin , of the Parish of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Chafingdish, a Salt, and other Goods of Thomas Goslin , Esq ; on the 16th of April last. It appeared that there happened to be a Fire by Darby Court , where the Prisoner came, pretending to help the People, and took the Goods, which were found upon him by a Constable that searcht him: The Fact was plain; the Jury thereupon found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Savage , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for High-Treason for counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 23d of October , in the Sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called divers People to his Reputation; the Jury acquitted him.

Edward Morgan was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for getting and procuring great quantities of King James's Declarations, and another Seditious Pamphlet, called The Depredations of the Dutch . It appeared that the Prisoner sent some Barrels to be set at a place, and standing there some time, they happened to remove them, and one of the Heads fell out, discovered the the matter. It was fully proved against him, the Jury found him guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Lewis Skidmore [Text unreadable in original.] for High Treason, for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom, on the 29th of April , in the Eighth year of His Majesty's Reign . And was likewise a second time indicted for counterfeiting Money , on the 10th of March , in the some Year. It appeared that he had followed the Trade for some years, and fled, and was taken in Staffordshire. The Prisoner declared, That he knew nothing of it; but it did not avail him; the Jury found him guilty of both Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Pritchard , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for High Treason, for Counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom , on the 20th of January , in the Seventh year of his Majesty's Reign. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, That he was a Silver-Smith by Trade; he called divers to his Reputation; the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

John Hyat , of the Parish of Pancrass , was indicted for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 10th of May , in the Seventh year of His Majesty's Reign; the Fact not being fully proved against him, he was acquitted .

Richard Birchman , of the Parish of White-Chappel , was indicted for a Rape committed on the Body of Eleanor Bouchier , Spinster , on the 10th of September , in the Eighth year of his Majesty's Reign . The Prosecutor alledged, That the Prisoner, and his Brother James, forced her out of Holbourn into Tottenham-Court Fields , and there lay with her against her will. The Prisoner said, That he drank with her several times; and called Evidence, who proved, That she came with them to a Brick kiln with her own Consent, where the Prosecutor took down a Truss of Straw, and made a Bolster; where she seemed to be very merry, and she did believe it was with her own consent by reason that she did not cry out; thereupon the Jury acquitted him.

Cecilia Labree was indicted upon two Indictments: The first for Counterfeiting ; the other for Filing the New Money of the Currant Coin of this Kingdom . It appeared, That they found in her House all sorts of Tools fitting for that pernicious Trade of false Coyning, the like hath scarcely been heard of; there was a Mill, Fly, Edgers, Crucibles, with all other things, besides Money that was unfinished. The Prisoner said she knew nothing of it; the Fact being so plain, the Jury found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Downes , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for Counterfeiting the Coin of this Kingdom , on the 16th of May last. It appeared that he drove this wicked Trade within a fortnight, till he was taken; that he did bespeak Dies, and a Skrew for a Mill; that he had been in Newgate before upon such Accounts. He had little to say in his own defence, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

John Golding , William Hearne alias Old Iron , and Mary Jackson alias Raby ; the two first as Principals, the other as Accessary after the Fact, were indicted for Felony and Burglary, for stealing divers Goods, to a great value, of Philip Dowty , Esq ; on the 30th of January last . It appeared that they took the Goods, and that they sold two Gold Frames of Pictures to the said Raby for 3 l. It was fully proved against them; the Jury found them all guilty .

Mary Harwood , of the Parish of St. Johns Wapping , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of William Collins , on the 11th of May last, and taking thence divers Goods . The Prosecutor said, That she did lift up the Latch, he being in Bed, and took the said Goods; but the noise awaked him, and he pursuing her, catcht hold of her, and she dropt the things. The Prisoner said, that she knew nothing of it; the Jury considering the matter, found her guilty of Felony, and not of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Walker , and Mary Walker his Wife , and Barbara Boyce , Widow , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Jonathan Wright , and taking thence a Watch with divers other Goods . The Fact was plain against Walker's Wife, she was found guilty , and the others acquitted

[Death. See summary.]

William Harris , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Counterfeiting the currant Coin of this Kingdom , on the 18 of May last; there was no positive Evidence against him, the Jury Acquitted him.

John Alderson and Richard Whiteing , were again indicted for feloniously stealing a lac'd Night-Royl, a Blue Cloath-Cloak, with divers other Goods of Captain Samuel Heath , on [Text unreadable in original.] November, in the Eighth Year of his Majesty's Reign. The Fact was fully proved against them, the Jury found them Guilty .

Richard Lawrence , of the Parish of Heston , was indicted for Counterfeiting Four Sixpences, and Eighty four Groats; and was likewise indicted for putting away False Money . There was not Evidence enough to convict him, the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Clarke , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs without Aldersgate , was indicted for Feloniously Stealing a piece of Zingham Stuff , the Goods of Samuel Wale , on the 4th of March last; She was acquitted for want of Evidence.

Elizabeth Osborne , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a cloth Coat, a Hat, a pair of Stockings, with divers other Goods of a person unknown; and likewise for Stealing divers other Goods of Roger Gillingham . There was no Evidence against her, she was acquitted .

Anne Hix , the Wife of Henry Hix , was indicted for counterfeiting the currant Coyn of this Kingdom . There was no Evidence against her, she was acquitted .

Jane Wilson was likewise indicted for High Treason, for counterfeiting the currant Coin of this Kingdom . There being no Evidence against her, she was acquitted .

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

Received Sentence of Death, 13.

Richard Arrigrig,

John Alderson,

William Denny,

Richard Downes,

John Golding,

George Gadesby,

Elizabeth Gregg,

William Horne,

Cicilia Labree,

William Smith,

Lewis Skidmore,

Richard Whiting and Mary Walker.

Burnt in the Hand, 13.

Robert Austin,

Martha Burton,

Mary Butler,

Elizabeth Cook,

Mary Deale,

Catherine Gilbert,

Mary Haynes,

Peter Hanse,

Mary Harwood,

Mary Jackson,

John Marsh,

Thomazin Steel, and Jane Williams.

To be Whipt. 5.

Joseph Beare,

Daniel Jones,

William Oakeley,

Alice Rennolds, and Elizabeth Watson

Joseph Smith fined Five Marks, and to stand committed till he pay the same.

Edward Morgan fined One hundred Marks, and to stand committed till he pay the same, and find Sureties for 6 Months.

Elizabeth Gregg, Cicilia Labree and Mary Walker declared that they were with Quick Child; and a Jury of Matrons being impanelled, they found, That they were not with quick Child, therefore ordered for Execution.

John Towers, formerly Convicted for Coining, is ordered to prepare himself for Death.

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