Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 31 October 2014), July 1698 (16980720).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 20th July 1698.

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 20th, 21th, 22th, 23th and 25th Days of July, 1698.

And in the Tenth 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, Saturday, and Monday, being the 20th, 21th, 22th, 23th, and 25th Days of July 1698. Before the Right Honourable Sir HUMPHRY EDWIN , Knight, 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.

John Rudge ,

Thomas Fielder ,

Thomas Harrison ,

David King ,

Michael Unet ,

Benjamin Rodgers ,

James Brown ,

Thomas Wells ,

John Howell ,

William Cock ,

Thomas Watson ,

Christopher Blower .

Middlesex Jury.

James Partherick ,

Andrew Cook ,

Henry Jones ,

John Wyburd ,

Robert Smith ,

Samuel Brown ,

William Brown ,

John Uncles ,

Thomas Robinson ,

John Cave ,

Edward Hannet ,

William Hyde .

The Proceedings were these.

Thomas Price of Alhallows Berken , was Indicted for stealing from Sam. Slaughter one silver hilted Sword value 3 l. 18 s. The Evidence deposed, they saw the Prisoner come out of the Prosecutor's Office with the Sword; on which they pursued and seized him: He had nothing to say in his defence; he was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sara de Lany of St. James's Dukes place , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Antony Smith on the 12th of July , and taking one silver Cup value 30 s. It appeared, the Prisoner was found in the House, and observed to come out of the Room where the Cup lay; which being miss'd the Prisoner was followed down stairs, on which she dropt the Cup; and when asked how she came there, said she fled from the Bailies to avoid being Arrested. The Evidence was plain as to the Felony. But the Burglary not appearing, she was found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Davenport of St. Butolphs Bishopsgate , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of John Miller the 18th of June , and taking one silver Porenger, one silver Cup, and other Goods . It appeared, that on the Dogs barking, it alarm'd the Family; who being jealous of Thieves, it being between 6 and 7 in the morning, upon search miss'd the Goods; and the Prisoner was seen to run from the door into a Neighbors yard, and entering the House, went up one pair of stairs, and hid the plate amongst some ashes; and being hotly pursued was seized there, not being known by any of the Family. The Evidence was plain as to the Felony, but not as to the Burglary, he was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Clark of Alhallows Barken , was Indicted for stealing from Richard Harrington 4 silver Spoons, a silver Cup, and other Goods . But there not being sufficient Evidence, she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Howard and Eliz. James , were Indicted for stealing from Richard Wading on the 5th of July , 37 yards of Lace value 7 l. To which they pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Thomas of St. Sepulchres , was Indicted for stealing from Dorothy Stanley on the 13th of May , 3 Pocket-Handkerchiefs value 3 s. and other Goods : To which she pleaded Guilty . She was a second time Indicted for stealing the Goods of John Hart and John Taylor : To which she also pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Lee of Cripplegate , was Indicted for stealing from Elizabeth Duke Widow a pair of Flaxen Sheets, and other Goods . To which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Francis Ward was Indicted for a Misdemeanor for taking from Wa Yarbery , one Iron Bar value 6 d. And a second time for taking another of like value from Rich. Temple . The Evidence deposed, the Prisoner, took up the Bar from the ground at Mr. Yarberys window, whence it was taken and put in a Bag; and being pursued, it was found about him: He did not seem to deny the taking of that: But there being no positive Evidence as to Mr. Temple's, he was found Guilty of the former.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Laurence Ford was Indicted for stealing from Thomas Dashwood on the 22d of May , 4 silver Spoons, and other Goods . It appeared, the Prisoner being a Servant to the Prosecutor, took occasion to carry away the plate, part of which he offered to be sold at Nottingham; but it having a Coat of Arms upon it, was stop'd, and the Prisoner seized, when he confest the Felony, and told the Prosecutor where he had sold the rest, part of which he has since recovered: He did not deny the taking of the plate at his Tryal; he was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Barnet , Eliz. Barnet, alias Midsham , a Principals, and Eliz. Bonlace as Accessary, were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Daniel Fisher , in the day-time, and taking a Cloth Coat, a Silk Wastcoat, 5 l. 15 s. in Mony, and other Goods . One of the Evidence deposed, that she and Thomas and Eliz. Barnet were in the Robbery; that she and the former opened the door with a Picklock, went into the House, and brought out the Goods, while the latter stood in the streets; and finding her on their coming out opposite to the door, they all three came away with the Goods, and sold them to Eliz. Bonlace,whom they told they were stolen . Another deposed, that when Eliz. Barnet was seized, some of the Goods were found about her. The Prisoners denied their ever having been concern'd with the first Evidence; that what Goods were found about E. Barnet she bought. And the Evidence being found in many Storys, so lessened the Credit of their Depositions, that the Jury brought them all in not Guilty .

Mary Smith of St. Brides , was Indicted for privately taking from John Pageter on the 24th of June , a Paper Book value 8 d. and 5 s. in Mony . The Prosecutor deposed, that having occasion to go into Salisbury-Court late at night, he met with a gang of Women, some of whom came before and some behind him, desiring him to go along with them; and at last coming close about him pickt the Book out of his Pocket, and getting rid of them, suddenly after miss'd it, on which he returned, and demanded the Book, which they told him he shou'd have again for a Crown piece; and going into an Ale-House with them, they instead of giving it back pickt his pocket of an old Crown-piece; upon which he seized the Prisoner, and acquainting the Watch, the House was searched, where the Book and Papers were thrown about; and the Prisoner being carry'd to the Watch-house, the Crown was sent thither by a young Girl. But it not appearing the Prisoner took either the Book or Mony, she was acquitted .

Thomas Castle was Indicted for stealing from Ann Whitehead on the 24th of May , 9 Womens Shifts, 40 shillings in mony, and other Goods . It appeared, the Prosecutor's Sister bringing the Goods to her in a Box, wanted to case her head by resting the Box on a Shop-window; which the Prisoner perceiving, offered his assistance to take them off her head, which she accepted: And as she was looking for the cloth on which the box rested, the box was carried away. It also appear'd, that the Prisoner was in a gang with 5 or 6 others, who quarrelled about the mony which one of them had sunk, and deprived the rest of their shares. The Clothes were left at an Ale-house, and one of the Evidence deposed, that she had orders from the Prisoner and some of the gang, to carry them thence, which she did, and left them at two other places, where they were discovered. The Evidence being very plain, the Jury brought him in Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Lee of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for the Murther of John Merray on the 12th of May , by giving him one mortal Wound with a Rapier value 2 s. on the Left-breast, of the length of half an Inch, and 6 in depth, of which he instantly died . He was a second time Indicted on the Statute of Stabbing, and the Coroners Inquest. It appeared, that the deceased and others, being in company at the Sutler's near the Horse-Guards; the Prisoner intruded himself into their company, and sitting till each Man had spent his Six pence, the Reckoning was discharged: the Prisoner having gone out of doors, the Company supposing he was gone, engaged in a fresh Reckoning, and call'd for a double Tankard of Drink, which being placed on the Table, the Prisoner return'd, and taking the Tankard up, emptied it on the Ground; and being told that he ought to pay for it, he thereupon committed several Insolencies; and damning the deceased, he said, He would be damn'd by no such Pimp as he: On which, the Prisoner, having his Sword betwixt his leggs, drew, and stabb'd the deceased (over the Table) without other provocation; and the Company being so taken up in looking after the Deceased, gave time to the Prisoner to escape. But being pursued, was seized in Holbourn; and as he was bringing over Covent-Garden, he inquired if he was dead, and swore a great Oath he was glad of it. The Evidence agreed there was no Sword drawn, nor hand lifted, or Stroak struck. The Prisoner said, that the deceased threw a Tobacco-pipe at his face, and had his Sword drawn, but could not prove it. The Jury brought him in Guilty of Wilful Murder.

[Death. See summary.]

John Clave and Ralph Foster , both of St. Mary Islington , were tryed on 3 several Indictments, for Robbing Rebecca Partmaner , Thomas Hampshire , and Rebecca Lac , on the 18th of June , taking from the former 9 s. 2 d. in Mony ; from the second, a Dowlas Shift and some other Goods ; and from the latter a Handkerchief . But the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict them, they were acquitted .

Leonard Leonards, alias Friar , of Hornsey , was Indicted for Robbing Anthony Evans , Gent. on the 19th of May , and taking from him a silver hilted Sword value 3 l. two Pistoles, a Diamond Ring, and 10 s. in Mony . It appeared, that as the Prosecutor was travelling into the Country, near Mims he and his Servant, who was riding some space before, met the Prisoner, of whom the Prosecutor askt how far it was to such a place, he resolved him and past by, but immediately turn'd back to his Horse tail; and his Servant coming up to a Wood, two more engaged him, so that they were surrounded; and the three commanding the Prosecutor and his Servant to alight from their Horses, they were very obstinate, but at last were knockt down; and two of them having carried them into the Wood, where they found a Man lying bound, whom they had robbed before, they obliged 'em to deliver what they had, and treatned to bind 'em, but they persisted to long in that obstinacy, that they left 'em, refusing to let 'em have their Horses, but said they would send 'em to a certain Inn in St. Albans, but did not. The free Gentlemen however delivered back to the Prosecutor his Watch, and a Pistole. And next morning on pursuit, the Prisoner was seized at Must hill, and part of the Goods found about him. He had little to say in his defence, and the Evidence being strong against him, he was brought in Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Atkinson of [Text unreadable in original.]dgwar, was Indicted for stealing from John Cooper on the 1st of July , one Cloth Coat value 20 s. and other Goods . It appeared, that when the Prosecutor was abroad about his Master's Business, the Prisoner entered the Barn where the Goods lay, and carry'd them off. The Coat was found upon him, and the rest of the Goods were sold in Holbourn. The Prisoner confest the taking the Coat, and had little to say in his defence, the Jury brought him in guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Adshed alias Davenport , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Thomas Fenchly , Gent. on the 1st of May , and taking thence one Cloth Cloak value 3 l. a Freeze Coat, and several other Goods . It appeared, the Prosecutor's Maid going into the Parlor to see what it was a Clock, the Room being somewhat dark, she opened the pin of the window for light; and going up stairs, heard a noise below, upon which she lookt over the window, and saw two persons going away from the House with clothes in their arms, and coming down stairs found the window open, and the Goods missing. One of the Evidence deposed, he was in the same Robbery with the Prisoner; and another deposed, she bought the same Goods from the Prisoner and two others. But the Burglary not plainly appearing, the Jury found him guilty of Felony only .

John Adshed and James Philips of St. James's Liberty of Westminster , as Principals, and Elizabeth Howard as accessary, both before and after, were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Martha Blackburn on the 8th of March , and taking thence a gold Bodkin, a Necklace, and other Goods, (the Goods of Mary Gaden ) It appeared, that the window of the Chamber, where the Prosecutor lay, was opened, and the Goods taken out. One of the Evidence deposed, that he was in the same Robbery with Adshed and Philips, and that Adshed entered the Room, and delivered out the Goods, and that Philips and they two, and one Eaton, carried away the Goods to one of the Evidence to be sold, which she deposed she did for 6 l. part of them, and part were stopt as offered to sale. The Evidence was very plain against Adshed and Philips as to the Felony, but not as to the Burglary; and nothing seem'd to affect Howard, she was acquitted ; and the other two brought in Guilty of Felony only .

[Philips: Branding. See summary.]

Edw. Mackdonald, alias Daniel , and Will. Hays , of St. James's Liberty of Westminster , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Francis Canteril Esq ; on the 28th of June , and taking thence a gold Watch value 16 l. a Diamond Ring value 10 l. 17 silver Spoons value 7 l. 17 silver handled Knives, one Point Cravat value 10 l. and other Goods to a great Value . It appeared, that Hays being the Prosecutor's Servant , but upon some faults committed by him, was treatned to be turned away; the night before the Robbery was committed, having seen the Prosecutor to bed, and how he had placed his Watch, Ring, and other of the Goods, took occasion before morning to steal the Goods, and was gone, but being discovered was brought to confess his taking them, and said they were hid in a Ditch in St. George's Fields; search being made, the Plate was carried away by one Gray, and some of the Confederates, upon notice of his being taken, only the Prosecutor's Table-Basket was found on the place; and when Hays was seized, some pieces of the plate bruised was found about him; and some of the Goods were found at Pawnbrokers. The Prisoner said, that Gray coming to his Master's House, knockt, and he let him in, and having gone out for some drink, Gray in the mean time robbed the House, and was gone before he return'd, which did not avail him. And nothing appearing against Mackdonald, not any thing as to the Burglary, the Jury acquitted Mackdonald, and found Hays guilty of Felony only .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Charles Gibson of Stepney , was Indicted for stealing from Elizabeth Giles on the 3d of March , one silver Candlestick value 5 l. one silver Tankard value 9 l. and several other Goods , to which he pleaded Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Judeth Wallis of Stepney , was Indicted for stealing from John Tingsly on the 14th of June , one Silk Scarf value 10 s. and other Goods , to which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Margaret Campbell of St. Dunstans , was Indicted for stealing from Isaac Hall on the first of May, one pair of Linen Sheets, and other Goods , to which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Henry Locker , Smith Milner , and Hans Resnar , all of St. Andrews Holbourn , were Indicted, the first as Principal, and the two latter as Accessarys, for the Murder of Ralph Davenant on the 18th of May , by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword, held in the right hand of the said Locker, on the left part of the body, of the breadth of one Inch, and 7 in depth, of which he languished to the 19th and died . It appeared, that the deceased being occasionally late abroad, upon which account, as usual, he came the back way, and opening the Garden door shut it again after him; and coming to the back door of the House where he lodged, mist the Key, which was always plac'd in a window for him to come in, upon which he knockt; and not being heard, coming round to the fore Entry, a Fellow came from under the Wall, and without speaking one word gave him the Wound; on which he cry'd out Thieves and Murder, and followed the Murderer the length of the Garden, but he escap'd. And being taken into the House, said he was mortally wounded, and died in 5 hours after. But there being no positive Evidence against the Prisoners, only some circumstances, such as two of them being seized by the Watch, in the Field near the place where the Murder was committed, one of them having endeavoured to escape, and when brought back, their Shoes being compared with the impressions made in the mouldy Earth, fitted exactly: That they were all 3 seen together that day, and that one of them was observed to walk to and again about the house the day before: That they were found in several Storys; and on Locker's being ask'd why he killed the deceased? answered, No sure the Man is not dead. But the Jury looking on the Evidence as not sufficient to convict them, being only circumstantial, the Prisoners denying the Fact, they were brought in not Guilty .

Thomas Salisbury, alias Trimer Salisbury , of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the house of one Mrs. Warner on the 30th of Decemb. and taking a great quantity of Plate, Jewels, and other goods, of Mr. North . But there not being sufficient Evidence, he was was Acquitted .

Matthew King of St. John's Wapping , was Indicted for stealing from James Miller on the 19th of May , one Feather-bed, two Blankets, and other Goods . But there not being sufficient Evidence, he was Acquitted .

Jeremiah Mordent , was Indicted for a Misdemeaner for unlawfully getting into his hands the 20th of February , in the 8th year of His Majesty's Reign, 14 l. of false Mony, which he had bought at a lesser value . But the Evidence not being sufficient, he Acquitted .

William Smith , of Harrow on the Hill , was Indicted for stealing from John Dowey on the 30th of June , in the 7th year of his Majesties Reign, a Gelding value 30 s. But he bringing Witnesses to prove how he came by the Horse, which appeared to have come thro several hands, he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Smith , Wife of William Smith , was Indicted for picking the Pocket of Jane Gibs on the 29th of June , of a silver Box, and 3 s. 6 d. in Mony, the goods of Richard Gibs . But the Evidence not being sufficient, she was Acquitted .

John Willmot of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted for stealing from Cicily Ellis on the 11th of May , 10 French Diaper Napkins, and other Goods . He was a 2d time Indicted for stealing the Goods of Ann Marshal . And a 3d time, for stealing the Goods of Edward Blunt ; but for want of sufficient Evidence Acquitted .

John Adshed, alias Davenport , and John Holiday , were Indicted for breaking the House of Edward Rowen on the 15. of June , and taking several pieces of Stuff, and other Goods : and Mary Pines was Indicted as Accessary in receiving the Goods, knowing them to be stoln . It appeared, that the Prosecutor being from home; another Woman prevailed with his Maid to go abroad; and falling into a Musick-house, where was a pretended Fortune-teller, they hearkned to her Prophecy, and were told that the first man that should enter the room would be Husband to the Maid; and it happen'd, either by accident or contrivance, that Adshed was the first man that came in; who pretending much Love and Courtship to the Maid, would needs see her home; which being admitted, he staid late in the house; and next day coming again to renew his feigned Courtship, carry'd the Maid over the Water, and into the Folly on the Thames, and in the Evening returned home, where Holiday and others of the Gang met them, and that night staid till 11 a Clock, and then seemingly went away: In the mean time the Key of the Parlor was missing, and, as it was supposed, carry'd away. But it was more probable the new Lover staid behind for Lucre; for next morning the door was found open, and the goods taken away; upon which the Maid suspecting the Prisoners, took them up; after which, Holiday confest he had been invited to the Robbery, but would not consent, yet saw the goods that were stoln next day, and had a share in them: and Davenport confest the pieces were sold at 11 s. a piece, which the Prosecutor said was about half price. The Prisoners denied the fact: But the Evidence being very plain as to the Felony, tho' not as to the Burglary, and nothing appearing against Pines, she was acquitted , and the other two brought in guilty of Felony only .

Charles Rutton of St. Leonards Shoreditch , was Indicted for the Murder of Jaspar Bars on the 4th of July , giving him one mortal Wound on the right part of the body, near the Right Pap, of the breadth of 1 Inch, and 4 in depth, of which he suddenly after died . It appeared the Prisoner and the deceased being drinking together, some words arose between them, which the deceased so much resented, that going into the Fields with the Prisoner, drew his Sword in great passion, and putting the point several times to the ground obliged the Prisoner to draw in his defence; and pushing at one another several times were observed to stop, and then again renew their engagement: in the last of which, one of the Evidence deposed, he heard the Prisoner just as they were closing cry Ho t, which the deceased refusing, he received the wound: and it appearing there was no premeditated Malice, but a sudden heat, particularly on the deceaseds side, the Prisoner was brought in guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Everets and Helenor Roberts of St. Giles's in the Fields , were Indicted for stealing from John Ball , on the 20. of June , 13 yards of Callico. It appeared that Everets was seen about the Prosecutor's shop some time before the Robbery; and a little before, she and Roberts were seen together at the back Entry to the Shop, by which Everets entered, and brought out the goods , and was observed to hand them to Roberts; and being pursued, the goods were found about them, who own'd the Fact before the Justice. The Evidence being very plain, and the Prisoners having little to say; the Jury brought them in Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Edward Tinker of Stepney , was Indicted for Robbing John Wheatly an Infant of 2 years old, on the 10th of June , of a Coral Necklace, with a gold Locket value 50 s. in a common foot way ; but the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict him, he was Acquitted .

John Holiday of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Sir Edward Abney on the 22th of May , and taking 2 silver Candlesticks value 40 l. and other Goods to a great value . It appeared, that one Tho. Chance and Will. Eaton , were in the same Robbery; that they opened the Prosecutor's window, and entering the rooms where the goods were, carry'd them away; and one of the Evidence deposed, that the goods were brought to her by the Prisoner, and the other two Confederates to be sold, who told her they took them out of a House in Bedford-Row. She also deposed, that she sold the Goods for them at 3 s. an ounce, which is the most can be had for such Goods. The Evidence being very plain as to the Felony, but not as to the Burglary, and the Prisoner having little to say, the Jury brought him in guilty of Felony only .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ferdinando Croutson of St. Mary White-Chappel , was Indicted for Counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom on the 18th of June . One of the Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner being his Lodger, he saw him make 5 Shillings; that the Prisoner gave him mony to buy Flasks, which he did; that he did also send him for some Sand, and some Tin-Glass from a Pewterers shop, but for what design he knew not; that at other times saw him make 24 false Shillings more, and afterwards gild a silver Guinea: That the Prisoner told him he designed in a day or two to go into the Country; that what mony he had made would serve to pass there. And Evidence deposed, he had seen him gild a Counterfeit Guinea, and cast a Counterfeit Shilling, and make several false Stamps for Counterfeiting the Stamps on Paper. The rest of the Evidence deposed, they had seized several pieces of Counterfeit Mony in a Chest, owned by the Prisoner, all which was produced in Court, as were many Tools for Coining at Chester, where he was committed, but made his escape. The Constable who seized him deposed, he found some false pieces of mony about him, which were produced in Court. The Prisoner called two Witnesses to take off the King's Evidence as to the day when they saw him coin, who declar'd he lodged at anotherplace at that time; but being confronted together, they varied in their testimonies; and being hereupon strictly examined, one of them being hard put to it, said he would declare the truth, viz. That he had a promise of 20 Guineas to declare the Prisoner lodged at Newington for some Weeks, which included the day the King's Evidence had sworn to, for which declaration he was taken into Custody: And the other of his Evidence, at whose House he said he lodged, being under an ill same, and withal the Prisoner an old Offender, the Jury brought him in guilty of High Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Joseph Highway and John Anderson , of St. Mary White-Chappel , were Indicted for stealing from Sampson Salt , on the 30th of June , 300 pound weight of Hops . It appeared, that there being a hole in the Cellar or Warehouse under ground, the Prisoners at several times went in, and brought out what they were able to carry off, and sold them for 3 d. a pound. One Evidence deposed, he was in the Gang with the Prisoners, when the Goods were taken, but said they did it for want: another deposed, that lodging at the same house with the Prisoners, he heard them say they were all concerned in stealing the Goods; and it also appeared, that when seized they confest the fact; and having little to say, the Jury brought them in guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William George of Padington , was Indicted for Robbing Joseph Huksly on the High-way, on the 5th of July , of a Gelding, value 5 l. a Saddle value 20 s. a gold Ring, and 10 s. in Mony . It appeared, the Prisoner was set upon by 5 or 6 persons on foot near Tyburn , who knockt him off his horse, and keeping him on his back, rob'd him: But he could not say the Prisoner was one, only suspected him by his Clothes and Wig, and proportion of his Body: And three other Persons swore they met such a person, near the place, with a drawn Sword in his hand, but could not be positive as to his face: And the Prisoner calling several; who declared that he was in their company at a Publick-house in Maribone-street, at the time of the Robbery, he was brought in not Guilty .

Isaac Goring and William Hitchin of Hanwell in Middlesex, were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Jonathan Townsend on the 3d of June , and taking 30 pound of Tobacco, 5 s. in Mony, and other Goods . They were a 2 d. time Indicted for breaking the House of John Widen , on the 19th of May , and taking 5 Cheshire Cheeses, and other Goods . But there not being sufficient Evidence to prove either the Felony or Burglary, they were acquitted of both.

Jane Jenkins of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing from Nicholas Baker 2 silk Gowns value 6 l. and other Goods . To which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Lodowick , of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for the Murder of Joshua Creed , on the 21th of June , by throwing at him a 2 pound weight of Lead, which hitting him on the right part of the body, broke one of his Ribs, of which he languished to the 4th of July , and died . It appeared, the Deceased coming into the Prisoner's Master's Shop, reflected upon his Master's Goods, much undervaluing them; on which the Prisoner squitted some Beer in his face, which so enraged the Deceased, that he took up the Paring-shovel to knock him down, but he averted the blow; and perceiving he designed another, threw the weight at him, which he taking up, carry'd away, and coming again was in the same temper, being somewhat in drink; but the Prisoner avoided his company; And as the Deceased went home, he complained of a wound in his head, on which a Surgeon was called, who dressed it several times; and some days after he complained of a pain in his side, and was thereupon twice Blooded: the Surgeon deposed, that upon searching into the occasion of his pain, he found one of his Ribs broke, which might be the occasion of a Fever, and the occasion of his death. But it appearing that what the Prisoner did was only in his defence, there being no premeditated malice, and calling several to his Reputation, who declared they never knew him addicted to Quarelling, but to be of mild disposition, the Jury brought him in not guilty .

Elizabeth Howard was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for receiving the Goods of John Holt and Margaret Simpson , on the 11th of June , after they were stoln, knowing them to be so . The Evidence deposed, that he and one Eaton was in the Robbery, and that they sold the Goods to the Prisoner for 26 s. and the Prosecutor deposed, the Goods were worth above 6 l. The matter being plain, and the Prisoner having little to say, she was brought in Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Thomas Palmer of St. Giles's in the Fields as Principal, and Elizabeth Edward as Accessary, were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Henry Duncomb on the 10th of January , in the 9th year of His Majesty's Reign, and taking a Lustring Gown value 50 s. and other Goods . It appeared, that one of the Evidence, Eaton and the Prisoner, being of a Gang, went to the Prosecutor's House; that Eaton went in and brought out the Goods to 'em; that he and the Prisoner carry'd 'em to Howard to be sold, for which she gave 36 s. of which Palmer had 12 for his share; and several of the Goods were found in Howard's house. The Evidence being very plain as to the Felony, but not as to the Burglary, they were brought in guilty .

John Evans of St. James's Westminster , was Indicted for stealing from Ann Bewick on the 11th of July , one silk Gown Embroidered value 4 l. and other Goods . But there not being sufficient Evidence, he was Acquitted .

William Marvel and Elizabeth Tailor of Stepney , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of James Tailor on the 7th of June , and taking 5 flaxen Shirts, and other Goods belonging to Jacob de Lass . It appeared, that the Prosecutor's Window was opened, as was the House door, and a Trunk with the Goods taken out, part of which was found in the Prisoner's possession, who said they bought them from two Soldiers in Bunhill-fields; which they could not prove. The Evidence was very plain as to the Felony, but not as to the Burglary: They were brought in guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Eve of Fullham , was Indicted for picking the Pocket of Jane Morgan on the 10th of July , of a silver Ring value 6 d. 5 s. 3 d. in mony, and other Goods . But the Evidence not being sufficient, she was Acquitted .

William Dunn, alias Ingrum , of Stepney , was Indicted for stealing from Richard Cook on the 2d. of July , an Iron Anchor value 20 s. It appeared, the Anchor was cut from the Cable of the Prosecutor's Lighter, and two of the Evidence deposed, that meeting the Prisoner about 3 in the morning with the Anchor on his back, and suspecting he had stole it carry'd him to the Watch-house, where he confest the taking of it; but when had before a Justice, said he was sent by his Master with it from Dickshort, upon which he was set at liberty. But the Anchor being afterwards cried, was owned by the Prosecutor, and the Prisoner taken up again, who could not prove how he came by it: He was found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Barnet and Eliz. Barnet, alias Midsham , of St. Mary Whitechappel , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Daniel Treat on the 1st of June, and taking one Cloth Wastcoat value 20 s. and other Goods belonging to John Woodcock , It appeared, the Prosecutor coming home, found his doors open, and some locks broke open, and the Goods carried away. One of the Evidence deposed she was in the Robbery with the Prisoner Tho. Barnet, and others; that they went into the House, and brought out the Goods, but could not be positive as to his breaking the House, but only as to the Felony; and nothing appearing against Eliz. Barnet, she was Acquitted , and he found guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Brown was Indicted for stealing from Thomas Blathwet on the 11th of July , 52 yards of Lustring value 11 l. But there not being sufficient Evidence, she was Acquitted .

Philip West of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for the Murder of Mary Duttonfield, alias Cod , on the 16th of June , by giving her a mortal Bruise with a Pewter Pot on the hinder part of the Head, of which she languished to the 17th and died . It appeared, the Prisoner coming into the house where the Deceased was, wanted one Gwyn to be sent for, which the House refusing he took up the Pot and threw it against the Window, which rebounded against the Deceased, who sat under it; upon which she said he had murdered her, and next day voided near 3 quarts of Blood at her mouth and nose. But the Surgeon deposed, that on opening her head he found she had an Imposthumation, which breaking, might be the occasion of her death, and that he could perceive no marks of outward Violence about her; that he verily believed it was the occasion of her death. And several of the Witnesses deposed, that when the Blood issued from her, it occasioned such a stench in the Room, that they could scarcely endure it; and it also appeared, that the Prisoner had no premeditated malice against her. The Jury brought him in not guilty .

George Sparks of Padington , was Indicted for stealing from Thomas Coleman on the 11th of July , 6 Chickens, 3 Pullets and a Cock . It appeared, the Prisoner watching an opportunity at night, when the Family was asleep, entered the house, and stole the Goods; and being seized by the Watch, the Goods were found about him. The Prisoner said he found the Goods, but it did not avail him, he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Felps of St. Margarets Westminster , was Indicted for stealing from Robert Singar on the 3d of July , 9 Diaper Napkins, and two Diaper Tablecloths . It appeared, the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's House, and getting up into theWood-Garret watched an opportunity, and then came down to the Bar and took the Goods; all which he confest when seized, and to whom he had disposed of them, where they were found: he had little to say, the Jury brought him in Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Christopher Cook of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Anna Anderson on the 9th of July , and taking one silk Gown value 10 s. and other Goods . It appeared, the Prisoner and another came into Mrs. Andersons house to enquire for a Person who had been formerly her Lodger; and receiving an answer, she supposed they were gone away; but being some what suspicious of them, on searching the house found the Prisoner upon the Stairs, and saw the Nightrail hanging out of his Pocket, but he run by her and escaped; and a day or two after was discovered and seized. The Felony was plain, but not the Burglary: And the Prisoner having little to say, the Jury brought him in guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Margaret Johnson of St. Pauls Covent-Garden , was Indicted for stealing from Rich. Butts on the 18th of June , 2 Holland Smacks, a Muslin Nightrail and other Goods : But there not being sufficient Evidence, she was Acquitted .

John Bedely of Hillingdon in Middlesex, was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Dan. Cole on the 20th of July , and taking one Cloth Coat, a Silk Band, and other Goods to the value of 4 l. and 13 s. in mony . It appeared, the Prisoner was seen in the Neighbourhood about an hour before the Robbery; and upon the missing the Goods, search was immediately made for him, and part of both the Prosecutor's goods found about him. The Evidence as to the Felony was very plain, but not as to the Burglary; and the Prisoner having little to say, the Jury brought him in guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Steward , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, in receiving Stoln Goods : The Prosecutor deposed, that he was Robbed in June last of a silver Tankard, 3 pieces of Norwich Stuff, and other Goods. One of the Evidence deposed she and another person committed the Robbery, and sold all the Goods but the Tankard to the Prisoner, who gave them 14 s. a piece for the Norwich Stuffs, which were worth 15 l. and 12 s. for a pound of sewing Silk, which was worth 19 s. and 6 d. It also appeared, that the Prisoner offered to make satisfaction for all the Goods except the Tankard. She called several to her Reputation, and denied the Fact; but it did not avail her, she was brought in Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

William Harden was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, in receiving stoln Goods, viz. a Tankard stoln from the Right Honourable Sir Samuel Eyres : But the Evidence not being sufficient He was Acquitted .

John Marshal and Mary his Wife , were Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for having in their Custody a piece of Silver gilt, of the likeness of a Spanish Pistol, which he offered for change . It appeared, that John Marshal came to one of the Evidences house, and desired 17 s. 6 d. for a Pistol, which he inspecting narrowly, perceived to be false; on which he questioned the Prison, who told him he took it at Greengoose-fair. Some of the Evidence deposed, that his Wife confest her Husband made such pieces, and put them off; and it also appeared, that he was in Chelmsford Goal on the like account. But there nothing appearing against her, she was acquitted , and he found Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

John Smith and Edward Smith , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Clement Bull , and taking one Silk Wastcoat, a Laced Tippet, and other Goods : But for want of sufficient Evidence Acquitted .

Richard Bentiman , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary; in breaking the House of Henry Whitworth , and taking a pair of Sheets, 3 Doulas Shirts, and other Goods ; but for want of sufficient Evidence Acquitted .

Thomas Smith of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Jarvis Aubridge on the 22d of July , and taking 20 pound weight of Butter . It appeared, the Prosecutors House was broke open, and the Goods taken out, part of which were taken upon the Prisoner when seized, as were also many Picklock Keys. The Prisoner did not deny having the Goods; but the Burglary not being plain, he was found guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Lion of Stepney , was Indicted for Stealing from Sam. Latly 10 Chickens and a Hen ; but for want of Evidence Acquitted .

Francis Hill and Robert Collins , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of Jeffry Sall , and taking a Brass Mortar ; but for want of Evidence Acquitted .

William Paulen of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing from Daniel Anderson on the 29th of January last, 5 Bushels of Wheat-flower, and a Sack . It appeared, the Prisoner came to the Maidenhead Inn , and watching an opportunity stole the flower, which was seized on his back. One of the Evidence deposed he saw him take it up. The Prisoner said, he took it up only to try how far he could carry it, which did not avail him, he was brought in guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Rogers and Mary Butler , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Edward Barks , and taking 4 pair of Flaxen Sheets, and other Goods ; but for want of sufficient Evidence Acquitted .

Isabel Tod was Indicted for stealing from Robert Grover two Gold Rings, a silver Spoon, and other Goods ; but for want of sufficient Evidence Acquitted .

John Rook was Indicted for picking the Pocket of the Right Honourable the Countess of Falkland of a Holland Handkerchief : he was a 2d time Indicted for picking the Pocket of Jane Duncomb of a Holland Handkerchief ; but for want of sufficient Evidence Acquitted .

Mary Robinson was Indicted for Stealing from James Gerard Esq ; a Silver Laced Coat, and other Goods . She was also Indicted for Stealing the Goods of John Fenny , to which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Katharen Beven, alias Evans , of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for Stealing from John Bonnet a Gold Ring value 20 s. and other Goods , to which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

The Trials being over, the Court proceeded to give Sentence as follows.

Received Sentence of Death 3, viz.

John Lee, Leonard Leonards, and Ferdinando Croutson. Mary Potter, Mary Seager; and Joan Brown, were called to their former Judgment, and ordered to prepare for Death.

Burnt in the Hand 30.

Thomas Price, Thomas Castle, Robert Winder, Stephen Boyn, Richard Atkison, James Philips, Charles Rutton, William Marvell, William Felps, William Dunn, Tho. Barnet, John Bedle, Christopher Cook, Thomas Smith, William Paulen, Eliz. Howard, Eliz. James, Eliz. Thomas, Sara de Lane, Eliz. Thomas, Anne Lee, Margaret Campbell, Sara Bailly, Mary Robinson, Judeth Wallis, Helen. Roberts, Jane Jenkins, Mary Everets, Katharine Parker, Katharine Beven.

To be Whipt 3.

Joseph Highway, John Anderson, Geo. Sparks.

To be Transported 5.

John Davenport, Lawrence Ford, Will. Hays, Charles Gibson, John Holiday

Francis Ward was Fin'd 10 s. and order'd to find Security for his good Behavior for 6 months:

Elizabeth Howard, John Marshal, and Mary Steward, were Fin'd 40 l. each, to lie in Custody till it be paid, and to find Security for their good Behavior for 6 Months.

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