Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 31 October 2014), July 1697 (16970707).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 7th July 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 Wednesdy, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Days of July, 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 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Days of July, 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.

Thomas Rawlinson

Samuel Seaton

Nicholas Aris

Christopher Blower

Robert Norton

Thomas Wells

John Rogers

Robert Akers

Thomas Manning

Robert Carter

John Owen

William Buck.

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Pitts , Esq;

Thomas Barnes

Jonas Morley

Moses Colwell

Edward Bullimore

Thomas Rathborne

John Ilford

Edward Nurse

John Smith

Richard Nevill

John Wiborne

William Reeves .

The Proceedings were these:

Magdalen Lanceson , of the Parish of St. Catherine Creechurch , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Silver Tankards, a Portinger, Salt, and Cup , the Goods of Thomas Masey , on the 24th of June last, to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Susan Farrow , of the Parish of St. Lawrence Jury , was indicted for feloniously stealing two silver Salts, and a Beaker , the Goods of Richard Fenny , on the 28th of February last; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

She was a Second time indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of Richard Fenny, on the 17th of June last, with an intent to steal his Goods . The Evidence was a little Boy, who said, that as he was going to bed about a little after Ten, he saw the back part of the Prisoner under his Master's Cutting-board; he cried out, and she made her escape upon the Leads, where she was taken: The Prisoner said that she had no intent to steal; and nothing being found upon her, the Jury acquitted her.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Wilkinson , of the Parish of Hendon , was indicted, together with Thomas Jones , not yet taken, for Assaulting Bernard Sander , on the High-way, and taking from him a Money-bag and Wallet, in which was four pieces of Gold, three half Guineas, and Eightscore pound in Silver on the ninth of June last ; he pleaded guilty to the Indictment, saying it was his first Fact that ever he committed in all his life, and had been drawn in by Ill Company to commit this Fact, and said he was very sorry for it, and would leave himself to the Mercy of the Bench.

[Death. See summary.]

Sarah Snelling , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Petticoat, a silver Spoon and a Diaper Tablecloath, the Goods of Edward Sheffeild , and divers Goods of John Bolesworth , on the 28th of May last; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elinor Hunt was indicted for the Murther of her Female Infant Bastard on the 24th of June last, by throwing the same into a House of Office, by which means it was choaked . It appeared that the Prisoner was a Servant at Bosomes Inn; one of the Evidence said that she was afraid that she had left some of her Goods, and went up Stairs, where she saw some signs which made her to mistrust her; there was another Evidence that said that she did lie with her, and she complained that she was not well, and about Three a Clock in the Morning she went down to the Vault, and when she came up, she went to Bed; after some time that she was mistrusted, they searcht and in the House of Office they found the Child, then they sent for a Midwife, who examined her about it, and she confest the matter to her: The Prisoner said that the Child was Stilborn, and that she had Eight Weeks to go of her time, and had no design to murther it. The Jury having considered the matter, found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Hester Duberrey , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 yards of Muslin-Cloath, value 3 l. 15 s. the Goods of John Goddard and Stephen Maxey , on the 22d of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner came into the Shop, and pretended to buy some Cloath, and whilst the Prosecutor was busy with other Customers, she conveyed the Goods under her Petticoats , and went out of the Shop and dropt it into the Cellar window for fear of having it taken upon her: The Prosecutor see her put it under her Petticoat, and did design to take it upon her. She denied the Fact upon her Trial, saying that she was never there in all her life; but it did not avail her, the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Thomas , of the Parish of St. Martins Ludgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Gown value 25 s. on the 21st of May last, the Goods of Thomas Fielder . The Evidence said, That as he was standing on the other side of the Street, he saw the Prisoner go into the Shop and take the Gown , and he pursued him, and took him in the Narrow Passage by Ludgate, and brought him back with the Gown, which the Prosecutor owned to be his. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, That he was walking by the Shop and he saw theGown, lie at the Door; he took it up, and carried it away, and said that he was never in the Shop in all his life; but it did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Thomas Purcell , a little Boy , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for the Murther of Richard Banister , by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Brick-batt on the right part of the Head, nigh to the right Ear, of which he soon, after died . It appeared that it was done by accident, he being very young, the Jury acquitted him.

Robert Wheeler , Thomas Smith , & John Williams , of the Parish of St. Pancrass , were indicted upon two Indictments, for robbing one William Hart on the High-way on the 25th of May last, and taking from him 12 d. in Money numbred ; the second for robbing Robert Webster , and taking from him 6 s. The Prosecutors declared that they were going to Hamstead on Whitsunday about 5 in the Morning, and that the Prisoners set upon them between Tottenham-Court and Hamstead ; Hart said that Wheeler was the man that set upon him, and took his Money from him; but Webster said, that as he was going through the Stile, one met him before, and the other behind, and laid hands upon him; withal he told them, that if they did not leave the Trade, it would bring them to the Gallows, and offered to give them 12 d. or 18 d. to drink, provided they would let him go; but withal they held his hands behind him, and took the Money out of his Hand; after they had done, they gave Hart 6 d. of his Money again, and Webster 12 d. to go through their Journey; and it happened that some Boys going on the other side of the Hedge, the Prosecutors offered them Money to pursue them, which they did, and when they came to Tottenham-Court, they parted; but being further pursued; they were all taken; the Prisoners had Curtlasses, Swords, and other Weapons, besides Cords, Perriwigs, and Marks; they all denied the Fact, but it was very plain against them; the Jury found them guilty of both Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

Samuel James , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Felony, for that he, after an Act of Parliament made for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, on the 20th of June in the 9th Year of His Majesty's Reign, did forge and make a Counterfeit Sixpenny Stamp, and did stamp Paper with the same, and afterwards uttered the same, knowing the same to be false ; the Prisoner pleaded guilty to the Fact, and said that he would throw himself on the Mercy of the Bench.

[Death. See summary.]

Ann Sparrow , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborne , was indicted for feloniously stealing a piece of God, value 24 s. and 6 d. the Goods of Sarah Dodson , Spinster , on the 26th of May last, to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

She was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing two Gold Rings at the same time , the Goods of Sarah Winchley , Spinster , to which she pleaded guilty .

She was a third time indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Locket at the same time , the Goods of Mary Crook , Spinster , to which she likewise pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Timothy Penniston , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Forging and Counterfeiting a Sixpenny Stamp, and did stamp several quantities of Paper, and uttered the same, knowing it to be false , on the 20th of June last. It appeared that he did drive the Trade for some time, and there was found in his Lodgings a Block fitting for such purposes, and under his Bed they found the Dye; there was one Evidence that did see him stamp 7 Quires at one time; he denied the Fact, and said that he knew nothing of the matter, and that the Block was none of his; but the Fact was fully proved against him; the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Margaret Bibby , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 76 Yards of Bonelace , on the 3d of June last, the Goods of George Painter ; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Randall Kittle , of the Parish of St. Alhallows Barking , was indicted for feloniously stealing five pound weight of Raw Silk, value 3 l. on the 24th of June last, the Goods of Robert Bodington . It appeared, That the Prisoner was a Porter, belonging to the Mercer's Company , and did work in a Leighter, and took a Skone of Silk out of the Bale, and put it into his Breeches, which was taken upon him. The Prisoner said that it lay loose by the side of the Leighter, he took it up and put it into his Breeches; but that did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Susan Mayall , of the Parish of St. Vedast, alias Foster-Lane , was indicted for feloniously stealing 28 Yards of Silk-Ribbon, value 45 s. on the 19th of June last, the Goods of Ann Trevor , Spinster . It appeared, That the Prisoner and a young Man came into the Shop and cheapned a Hatband, and whilst she was busy, she took the Goods and was going away , but was stopt and the Ribbon was found upon her. She denied the Fact. saying she was never there in all her life; but it did not avail her, the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Gates and Dorothy Chapman , both of the Parish of St. Buttolphs Aldersgate , were indicted for feloniously stealing from William Littler , a Silk Petticoat, value 8 s. on the first of July last. Chapman pleaded guilty , and the other put her self upon her Tryal. The Prosecutor said, He kept a Saleshop , and the Prisoners came in under pretence to buy a Petticoat, and in the mean time they stole one away; he mistrusting them, followed them into Cloath-Fair, where one of them stept up to a strange Door, and asked for an unknown Person, but in the mean time the other stopped at another Door, and seeing the Prosecutor follow her, she pretended to tie her Shooe, and thrust the Petticoat into a Cellar Window, where it was found; she would fain have evaded it, but it was plain against her, the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

George Hammond , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , Gent. was indicted for the Murther of Simon Griffith on the 2d of June last, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Rapier, value 5 s. on the right put of the Belly, near to the Navel, of the breadth of half an Inch, and of the depth of four Inches of which he languished to the 5th, and then died . It appeared that they were drinking together at the Bull-Head Tavern by the Tower, and the Deceased and one Cunningham whispered and talked together as they went out, but the Company missing them, found them with their Swords drawn, and they pacified them to prevent further mischief; afterwards the Quarrel arose between the Prisoner and the Deceased, and they drew and fought together, where the Deceased received the aforesaid Wound. The Prisoner alledged, That the Deceased was given to Quarrel, and that he had no Design against him, and that he did retreat back, and the Prisoner run upon his Sword; the Jury having considered the matter, found him guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Charles Ecclestone , Joseph Gregory , and Judith Bomsellers , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 7th of June last. The Evidence declared, That he did see them Coyn at his House in Spittle-fieds , Shillings and Half crowns of mixt Metal. There was other Evidence that said, That Ecclestone did pour the Metal into the Flasks, and that Gregory filed it, and Bomsellers brusht it with a Brush; there was found in this Room, Flasks, Skrews, and an Edger, and divers other things belonging to the Trade. Gregory had confest the matter, and said, That he did Coyn Money. Ecclestone and Gregory had formerly received Mercy for this great Crime, and had given Evidence against divers Criminals who have been executed for the like Offence, but could not take warning by them; the Fact was very plain against them, the Jury found them all guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

John Rudwell , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 5th of May last, a Drugget Cloath-coat, 18 Sword-belts, 1 Watch, 24 Sword handles, a Pistol of Gold, and 5 Guineas, and 41 s. in Moneys numbered, and a parcel of Horns . It did not appear that he stole them, the Jury acquitted him.

John Thomas , of the Parish of St. Michael Bassishaw , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Richard Barker , on the 19th of March last, of fifteen Shillings in Moneys, numbred . It did not appear that he did it, the Jury acquitted him.

David Jenkins , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for the Murther of Jane his Wife , on the 20th of June last, by giving her one mortal Wound with a Case-knife, value 4 d. upon the Nape of the Neck of the breadth of an Inch, and of the depth of four Inches, of which she instantly died . It appeared that the Deceased was a Servant to a very worthy Gentleman, one Mr. Phipps, a Councellor, in Bedford-Row in Holbourn ; and her Husband coming to see her on a Sunday, she treated him with some cold Roast-Beef; but it happened that whilst he was there, a Gentleman called to know if she was within; and he knowing him by Sight and Voice, as he saw him through the Pails, to be the Gentleman that he had forewarned her of keeping Company with, he grew instantly into a strong fit of Jealousy, and with the said Knife gave her the said Wound with that force, that the Knife broke, and left part of it in her. The Evidence deposed, That a Gentleman called to know if she was within, and she told him that she was above Stairs; then he went his ways:and when she came down into the Parlour, she told her a Gentleman had been there to speak with her, and that she had seen him before. And she replied, It was no great matter, and went down to her Husband. Then he did ask what Fellow that was at the Pails; and he going to pursue him, she catcht hold of him, and he took the Knife and gave her the said Wound; and on a sudden she heard a skreeching out; then she took the Child in her Arms and went down, where the Deceased lay wallowing in her Gore; then the Prisoner said that she was dead, and was Whore enough. Another Evidence said, That he did meet him coming up Stairs, and he askt him what was the matter: and he replied, You will see what is the matter, for she has been a Whore long enough. And after he had done this bloody Act, he came to the Lady Nevill, and fell upon his Knees, and said, That he had killed her, and begged her pardon. He alledged, That she had been a very ill Woman a long time; and that she kept company with one Clun, which he had forbad her to do; that she went out for one day, and tarried out two Nights, which he knew not till afterwards; he said, that Clunne had Lodgings hard by, and she went to him every Morning before he was up, and continued with him some hours. He said that she had abused him, and had taken his Trunk of Cloaths and carried them to Clunne's Lodgings. He made it appear, That he was in a great Rage at that time, thinking there by to extenuate his Crime; but the Jury having considered the matter, found him guilty of wilful Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

William Cokeley , of the Parish of Endfield , was indicted for feloniously stealing six pound weight of Hair, value 20 l. a Silver Tankard, a Watch, and forty Ounces of burnt Silver , on the 29th of June last, the Goods of George West . It appeared, That the Goods were lost out of the Winchester Waggon at Egham , and that part of the Goods were found upon the Prisoner at Endfield-Wash. The Prosecutor said, That he did mistrust him, he being a Soldier , and quartered at his House, and lying out of his Quarters at that time. The Prisoner could not deny but that he had part of the Goods; the Jury thereupon found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Mary Carthensey , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Porter's Silver Badge and Chain, value 3 l. 10 s. a Pewter Pot 12 d. and a Cravat , the Goods of John Sands . The Prosecutor said, That she did imploy the Prisoner to do her business, and when she had done, she desired her to pull out some Linnen; and it being about Twelve at Night, and the Prosecutor being in Bed, she hung a wet Sheet before her that she could not see her, and went away with the Goods. It was plain against her, the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Dudley , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Richard Blundell , on the 29th of June last, about Three in the Night, and taking thence a Stuff Riding-hood, a Stuff Petticoat, a Flanders Laced Head-dress, with divers other Goods . The Prosecutor said she took down a pain of Glass, and opened the Window, and went in and took the said Goods. The Prisoner did not deny but that she was there, but said that the Window was open; the Jury considering the matter found her guilty of Felony, and acquitted her of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Humphry Chapman , of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Pewter Plates, value 18 d. and a Dish 1 s. the Goods of John Atford , on the 23d of June last. It appeared, That he came into the Yard, and took the things and put them under his Coat, and was going away, but being stopt, he ran back and threw the things down again; he said that he did not design to go away; but it did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 l.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Richard Lewley and Daniel Spires , both of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Thomas Gascoyne , Esq ;, on the 11th of May last, between the Hours of Ten and Eleven at Night, and took thence a Crimson Velvet Coat, a Frize Coat, a Silk Wastcoat, two pair of Breeches, a Snuffer and Pan, and a Watch, the Goods of Henry Urwin , Esquire . It appeared that the Sash of the Window was opened by some of the Gang, and that they got in at the Window and handed the things to the rest; the matter being fully proved against them, the Jury found both guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

John Hatsel , of the Parish of Hendon , was indicted for feloniously stealing from John Nichols on the 4th of July last, six dozen of Brass Horse-bells, value 3 s. And was likewise indicted for stealing three dozen of Brass Horse-bells, the Goods of John Sutton . It appeared that the Goods were taken upon him at Kentish Town, and the Prisoner upon his Tryal owned that he took them, and gave them to them again; the Fact being small, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Catherine Kelley , of the Parish of St. Mary Woollnoth , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Tongs, a Brass Chafingdish, with divers other Goods of Edward Rayner , on the 29th of May last. It did not appear that she stole them, the Jury acquitted her.

John Wicks was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for cheating one George Graden of ten pound weight of Tobacco . The Prosecutor declared that he came to his Shop by the name of Smith, and said that he was recommended by one Stetsbury, who was Mr Graden's Customer. The Fact was proved against him; the Jury found him guilty of the said Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Martha Shorter of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Thomas Leg , of a Gold Ring, val. 11 s. on the 13th of June last. There being no Evidence against her, she was acquitted and ordered by the Court for Bridewell , she being a Common Night-walker.

Elizabeth Dudley , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon , the Goods of Edward Locket , on the 20th of June last, to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Francis Exton , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Cows, coloured black, val. 12 l. the Goods of William Baker , on the 20th. of May last: The Prosecutor said that he lost his Beasts out of his Grounds in Buckinghamshire, which were taken upon the Prisoner at Islington: The Prisoner said that he met a man who hired him to drive them to Black Mary's hole, but could not prove it, neither could he call any to his Reputation; the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Mary Mayse , of the Parish of Eling , was indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of Henry Murrey on the 24th of June last, and taking thence two Stuff Petticoats, two Flaxen Shirts, and three Smocks, with divers other Goods to the value of 6 or 7 l . The Prosecutor said, that he did go out to Work in the Fields in the Morning, and lockt the Door, and when he returned in the Evening, his Door was open; he could not say the Prisoner did it; the Jury thereupon acquitted her.

Stephen Lingley, alias John Butcher , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of Mary Resbeck on the 25th of May last, about 4 in the Afternoon, no Person being therein, and taking thence 15 yards and a half of Silk, a Mantua Gown, 3 Silk Petticoats, 4 Spoon, 7 Rings, and two pair of Gold Buttons . The Prosecutor said that her House was broke open, and that she lockt it when she went out: There was another Evidence who said that he was with him in the Fact. The Prisoner denied it, but could say but very little for himself, and could not call any to his Reputation; the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Robert Wheeler , Thomas Smith , and John Williams , three Foot Padders, were a second time indicted for assaulting one Edward Stone on the High-way, on the 20th of May last, and taking from him a Silver-hilted Sword, val. 59 s. and a pair of Silver Buckles, and a Cloath Coat, the Goods of the Countess Dowager of Thanett . The Prosecutor said, That he was coming from Highgate, and being near Lambs-Conduit-Fields , they stept up to him, and askt him what Ship he belonged to? he replied, The Nonsuch: Then they took his Coat off his back, and the Sword from him, and bound him. He was positive to Wheeler and Williams, but could not say that Smith was one of them. The Prisoners said very little for themselves; the Jury found Wheeler and Williams Guilty , and the other was acquitted .

Elinor Granger, alias Grimes , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Fustion Frock value 5 s. a pair of Stuff-Breeches , the Goods of George Dorrel on the 4th. of June last. The Prosecutor said that he did lose such Goods, but was not positive the Prisoner was the person; and nothing being found upon her, the Jury acquitted her.

Jane Kirke of the Parish of St. Pancrass , was indicted for Felony and Budglary, for breaking the House of Thomas Hart on the 24th of May last; and taking thence a Mantua Gown, a Stuff-Petticoat, 4 Handkerchiefs, and 27 s. and 6 d. in monies numbred . The Goods were found upon the Prisoner in a Ditch;and she had nothing to say for her self, but that the Door was open; the Jury thereupon found her Guilty of the Felony, and not of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomasin Hooper of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Alice Richards , Widow , on the 20th of June last, and taking thence a Stuff Gown, Searge-Petticoats, 2 Coyfs, and a Wooden Box . There was none could say that she took them; and nothing being found upon her, the Jury acquitted her.

Elizabeth Mander, alias Roberts , of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Sheets, value 10 s. a Drugget Curtain, and a Pillowber , the Goods of Mary Waters , Widow on the 20th of June last. It did not appear she stole them; and nothing being found upon her when taken, the Jury acquitted her.

Catherine Greenwood , of the Parish of St. Leonards Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing 4 Tabby Curtains on the 24th of June last, the Goods of Jonathan Lyddal . To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Gowen Hardy , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for Felony; for that he after the 15th day of May last, did utter 24 Pieces of Counterfeit Money, called Shillings, for less in value than they were coined for, 20 s. of Good Money, he knowing the same so to be . The Fact was fully proved against him, the Jury found him guilty . It may be hoped it will put an end to this pernicious Trade of False Coining in a little time.

[Branding. See summary.]

George Warburton , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for High Treason, for counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom , on the 5th of July last; it appeared that he had followed the Trade for some time, and had been one of Cope's Gang, who was formerly executed. The Fact was plainly proved against him, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Ward , of the Parish of Whitechappel , was indicted for Clipping the Currant Coin of this Kingdom , on the 10th of April in the 7th year of His Majesty's Reign; there was no Evidence against her, she was acquitted .

John Dewin was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for uttering False Money, knowing it so to be ; it was fully proved against him, the Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

John Wycks was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for procuring False Money with an intent to deceive the King and his Subjects : The Money was taken upon him, and the Prisoner had but little to say for himself; the Jury found him guilty .

Margaret Martell , a French Woman, of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted upon two Indictments; the first for Murthering Elizabeth Pullen , Wife of Paul Pullen , Esq ;, at the Pine Apple in Suffolk Street , on the 29th of June last, by giving her one Mortal Wound in the Throat with a Knife value 2 d. of the breadth of six Inches, and of the depth of four Inches, of which she instantly died . The Second was for Robbing Esquire Pullen of a Silver Tankard, 2 Silver Candlesticks, 4 Gold Rings, a Silver Porringer, 3 Spoons, 2 Gold Watches, 6 pair of Silver Buckles, with divers other Goods . The first Evidence was the Maid-servant, who said that her Mistress being at Dinner, and near dined, the Prisoner came and knockt at the Door, she being her Mistress's Acquaintance, let her in, and her Mistress askt her why she did not come sooner, whereupon she excused her self; then she brought the Meat and set it down, and she did eat, and gave her Two pence to buy a Pint of Ale, and a Pint of Beer and Ale, and after Dinner was over, she took away, and the Prisoner set down upon a Squab, and she observed that she had Slippers on, and she inquired the occasion of it, and she replied that she had skalded her Foot, and could not wear her Shooes; and as she sat, she saw a Paper lye upon the ground, with a Direction on it to Madam Webbs in Red Lyon Square on Holborn side, and that the Prisoner askt to let her Maid carry it, which she granted; then she went with the Letter, and was directed from thence to one Madam Tempests in Cooks-Court in Lincolns-Inn-Fields, in the mean time the Maid was gone, she compleated her Bloody Act; she being returned, the Prisoner told her that her Mistress was gone out, and had taken the Key with her, and would not be at home till Seven a Clock, and then they were to take a walk in the Park; then she took her Work and went up Stairs, and the Prisoner with her, and the Prisoner drew the Window-Curtains, and said she did not love so much Light; then she had her lay down her Work, and she would shew her a pleasant Trick; and said if she would sit down in the Chair, and take the Key in her hand, and shut her Eyes whilst she could tell Threescore, she should perceive the Person whom she loved; she tried, but could perceive nothing; then they went down into the Parlour, and the Prisoner gave her Half a Crown to fetch a Pot of Drink, which she did; then she sent her for some Brandy, pretending that she was not well; after that she said she would go into Leicester Fields and bespeak some Shooes; sometime after she was gone her Master came home and she told him that she could not let him into that Room, for her Mistress was gone out, and had taken the Key with her; with that he went to bed about 10 at Night; the Prisoner came again, and askt if her Mistress was come in, and gave her a Halfpenny to fetch a Candle, and bad her light it, and she staid till near Eleven, and told her she wanted a pair of Buckles of her Mistress's to trim her Stays; then the Maid desired her to lie down upon the Bed till her Mistress came, and as the lay down, she spied some Drops of Blood upon her Petticoat, and the askt her how that happened, she gave her no answer, but smiled upon her; she carried a little while, and said, Your Mistress wo'nt come home to Night, I will call in the Morning; and went her ways. About Twelve the Maid went up to her Master, and told him that her Mistress was not come in, and was afraid some People might hurt her; and she said she would go and see for her, which she did, but could not find her, but one of the Neighbours coming home with her, askt her if she had ever a Key that would open that Door, and she told her yes, the Key of the Larder, and went and fetcht it, and opened the Door. and when they came in, the Window-Shutters were shut, and it was all in darkness; and opening the Shutters, found a great deal of Blood, and the print of a Slipper in the Blood; and they sent for a Constable, and broke open the Closet door, where they found the Gentlewoman with her Throat cut, lying in that Condition, and the Goods taken away: The Maid declared that no body was there but the French Woman, who some time after was apprehended in Rupert Street; and in her Lodging, in a Trunk, they found most of the Goods, and one of the Slippers that was bloody; she said, when taken, that the Gentlewoman gave them her; but upon her Trial she said that two Men came in, and one went into the Inner Parlour to the Gentlewoman, and the other held a Pistol to her Breast, and bad her that she should not say any thing till the next day, and gave her the things. Then she altered her Story, and said that the Lady gave them to her to pay her Debts, for she was minded to leave the House over to her, and she and her Maid would become Boarders there; as for her Slippers, she said she went to Market, and might step in some Blood; and as for her Petticoat, it might be bloody with Meat; and she said that she was innocent of the Murther. The Trial lasted near Four hours, and she had a party-Jury of half English, and half Frenchmen, who having considered the matter, found her guilty of wilful Murther; and likewise of the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]

Ann Taylor , of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealinga Feather-bed, Bolster, and two Curtains , on the 16th of April last, the Goods of Barnaby Dunster , Esq ; It appeared to be a breach of her Trust, and not Felony; she was acquitted .

Jane Debrass and Philip Barlow , both of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 10th of June last 3 Spoons, and a Fork , the Goods of Robert Dormer , Esq ; It did not appear that they stole them; the Jury acquitted them.

Rebekah Lawson and Joan Carroll , both of the Parish of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , were indicted for High-Treason, for counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom , on the 29th of May last; they were acquitted .

Henry Arromsmith, alias Hunt , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for the Murther of Christopher Ludbrooke , on the 24th of June last . The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called Witness to prove that he was in another place when the Fact was committed; thereupon the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Murrey , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields , was indicted for privily and secretly taking a Watch, val. 3 l. and a Duccatoon, val. 5 s. and 8 d. the Goods of Edward Davis , on the 5th of June last. The Prosecutor said that he was going along the Strand , and the Prisoner came up to him, and on a sudden he miss'd his Watch, and pursuing her, it was found in her Bosom; The Prisoner had little to say in her own behalf; the Jury found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Stephen Lingley , Leife Frier , and James Whittell , of the Parish of Saint Giles Cripplegate , were indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Margaret Gambell , on the 20th of March ; Lingley and Frier were Principals, and Whittell as Accessary after the Fact: It appeared that they broke the Shutters and went in, and took some Linnen, and carried it to Whittell's House, who bought it of them; they were all found guilty .

Leise Frier, and James Whittell as accessary, were a second time indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of George Bamfield , and taking thence a Silk Petticoat and divers other Goods ; it was fully proved against them, the Jury found them guilty .

[Lingley, Frier: Death. See summary.]

[Whittell: Branding. See summary.]

Mary Potter and Anne Jackson , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Richard Davis , on the 25th of May last, and taking thence three Pewter Plates and one Dish : It appeared that the Goods were under the value of 5 s. thereupon the Jury acquitted them of the Burglary, and found them guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Claverin , and Joan his Wife , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , were indicted for feloniously stealing a black Cloath Coat, val. 30 s. from William Tatham ; and a Pair of Silk Breeches from Thomas Hickman , on the 12th of April last; the Goods were found in the man's Custody, therefore the Jury found him guilty , and acquitted the Woman.

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Mary Newby , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for robbing her Lodging on the 21st of May last, and taking thence a Flaxen Sheet, and two Feather Bolsters, the Goods of John Green . She did not deny the fact, but said she could not get any work, and took them to relieve her Necessities; but that did not avail her, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Alice Hudson and Elizabeth Barnes , of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , were indicted for feloniously stealing 39 yards of Green Ribon , the Goods of Roger Gill , on the 20th of May last. Barnes pleaded guilty to the Indictment, and the other put her self upon her Trial, and alledging her Innocence, the Jury acquitted her.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Peirce , of the Parish of Saint Andrews Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Pistol, val. 5 s. from Thomas Wilborne , on the 20th of June last. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and nothing being found upon her, the Jury acquitted her.

Henry Baxter was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for cheating one John Freeman of 12 s. by pawning to him a Horse that was none of his own : The fact was proved against him, the Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Jane Ward was indicted for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom . There was no Evidence against her, the Jury acquitted her.

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

Received Sentence of Death, 18.

Judith Bomsellers, Charles Ecclestone, Leise Frier, Joseph Gregory, Eleanor Hunt, Samuel James, David Jenkins, Richard Lewley, Stephen Lingley, Margaret Martell, Mary Murrey, Timothy Pennistone, Thomas Smith, Daniel Spires, John Wilkinson, Robert Wheeler, John Williams, George Warburton.

Burnt in the Hand, 24.

Elizabeth Barnes, Dorothy Chapman, William Colely, Mary Carthensey, John Claverin, Hester Duberrey, Elizabeth Dudley, Elizabeth Dudleg, Francis Exton, Margaret Bibby, Susan Farrow, Elizabeth Gates, Catherine Greenwood, George Homond. Gowen Hardy, Randal Kettle, Jane Kirk, Magdalen Lanceston, Sutan Mayol, Jane Pritchard Sarah Snelling, Anne Sparrow, Thomas Thomas, James Whittell.

To be Whipt, 5.

Humphrey Chapman, John Hatsell, Ann Jackson, Mary Newby, Mary Potter.

Ordered into His Majesty's Service, 4.

William Cokely, John Claverin Francis Exton, Thomas Thomas.

Henry Baker fined 20 s. and to find Sureties for a Twelvemonth.

John Wycks fined 13 s. and 4 d. and to stand in the Pillory.

John Dewin fined 100 Marks, and to stand Three times in the Pillory, and find Sureties for a Twelvemonth.

Judith Bomsellers, Margaret Martell, and Mary Murrey, pleaded their Bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being impannell'd, found that they were not with quick Child.

By Order of the Court Margaret Martell is to be executed in the next broad place where the Fact was committed.

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