Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 24 October 2014), December 1699 (16991213).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 13th December 1699.

The PROCEEDINGS of 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-BAILEY.

On Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, being the 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 and 19th Days of December, 1699. 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-Bailey, on Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, being the 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 19th Days of December, 1698. Before the Right Honourable Sir FRANCIS CHILD , 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.

Alexander Pollington .

John [Text unreadable in original.]

[Text unreadable in original.]

Hugh Yates .

Joseph Brandon .

Thomas King .

John Burton .

James Brockden .

Jeremy Cole .

Roger Lacy .

John Dyer .

John Meredith .

Middlesex Jury.

Christopher Rednap .

Thomas Moodey .

Thomas Dick .

Simon Smith .

John Smith .

Michael Miles .

Thomas Barns .

Peter Lee .

Joseph Devenish .

Henry Bradbury .

William Giles , and

Jonathan Burgoine .

The Proceedings were these.

Thomas Rachey , of the Parish of St. Catherines Colemans, in the Ward of Aldgate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a wooden Runlet, value 2s. and twelve Gallons of sherry Wine , the Goods of Benjamin Dry , on the 20th of February last. The Prosecutor said, that he had been Robbed at several times, and lost several quantities of Wines, but could not tell who took them, There was another Evidence that said, the Prisoner was a Watchman, and opened the vault Door with a false key, and went in and took the Goods, and desired him to help him up with it, which he did, which was afterwards taken from him in Northumberland-Alley by the Constable. The Prisoner denied that he had any false Key; but did not deny but that he did desire to be helpt up with it upon his Shoulder. He could not call any to his Reputation, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Bray , of the Parish of St. Olaves Hart-street , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Gallon of Canary Wine, value 6s. on the 21st of January , in the Ninth Year of his Majesty's Reign, the Goods of Thomas Frier : he was likewise a Watchman , but there was not sufficient Evidence to convict him, the Jury acquitted him.

Grace Peirce , of the Parish of St. Peters Cornhill , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing six Ells of Holland Cloth, value 10s. on the 9th of December last, the Goods of Lancelot Lee the Elder, and Lancelot Lee the younger . The Evidence deposed that he was at Mr. Lee's Shop buying some Linnen Cloath, the Prisoner came in, and cheapened some blew Ditte, and whilst the were busy together, the Prisoner took the Goods off the Counter, and put it under her Coats; with that he told Mr. Lee's Man, that he saw the Woman take the Goods; but she mistrusting they would search her, drop'd it. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying that it fell off the Counter; but the Evidence was plain against her; the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Bedford , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was Indicted for feloniously stealing two Silver Spoons, value 12s. two Gold Rings 13s. a Knit Purse, with 17l. 2s. 6d. in Monies numbered , the Goods of Robert Samey , on the 10th of January last: The Prosecutor declared, that he went in the Morning to Smithfield Market to buy some Beasts, and having bought some he went home to fetch some Money to pay for them; and going to unlock the Cup-board where the Money was, found it very hard to open; but looking, found the Money gone, and the Prisoner also; with that [Text unreadable in original.] in Shoe-Lane, where she desired, if he would not make a noise, she would tell him something of it; and told him, that she did not take it, but was consenting to it; that a young man, who pretended Love to her, enticed her to it, who opened the Cup-board-door with a Case Knife, which she lent him; she likewise owned, that she pawned the Spoons, and had little else to say for her self; the Jury thereupon found her Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Francklyn , of the Parish of St. Andrew's Undershaft , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a half hundred leaden-weight, value 7s. the Goods of Richard Wilkinson , on the 2nd of December last. The Evidence was a Servant, who deposed, that the Prisoner came into the Yard, and took the weight, and put it in her Apron, which was taken upon her; the Prisoner said that she was hired by one Smith, who lived in the Minories, to carry it, but could not prove it; the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Armstrong , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of John Norton , on the 12th of December last, about two in the Night, and taking thence two Cloath Coats, a Wastcoat, a pair of Breeches, and six Diaper Napkins, the Goods of Thomas Cotes , who deposed, that his Door was lock'd with a Padlock, and his Goods were there when he went out. Some time after his Landlady came and told him, that his Door was broke open, and his Goods gone; with that he pursued after the Robber; and going down Shoe-Lane he overtook the Prisoner with the Goods upon him; who being taken said, that he bought the Goods of a man at St. Andrew's Church-wall; the Prisoner likewise denied that he was ever in the House in all his Life. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty of felony, and acquitted him of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Chalkley , and Elizabeth Clark, alias Chalkley , of the Parish of St. Peters Pauls-wharfe , were Indicted for feloniously stealing three Pewter Dishes, a pair of Tongs, a pair of Blankets, with two Feather Pillows, and divers other Goods of Samuel Wheeler , on the 25th of March last. The Prosecutor said that they were Lodgers in his House, and took the Goods, but the Prisoner denied the Fact, saying that they were wrongfully troubled by the Prosecutor for having Arrested him; which the Jury considering, Acquitted them both.

Thomas Cavelley , of Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the Chambers of Thomas Riggs , Gent. in Tanfield Court in the Inner-Temple , on the 27th of December last, about six in the Afternoon, and taking thence a Stuff Morning Gown and Wast-coat, with two pair of Sheets, and divers other Goods : it appeared that he got to the Chamber, broke the Glass, and with a Knife cut the Bar of the Window, and got in, and bundled up the Goods, and put them out of the Door, and shut it again, and went out the same way he came in, but the Tiles falling off the House, he was discovered, and they cried out Thieves; with that the Prisoner ran down Stairs, and cried out Thieves, but would have made his escape, but was taken, and some of the Goods were found upon him; the Prisoner said that he came to ask for a Gentleman, but met with a Man upon the Stairs who gave him the things, but could not prove it, or call any to his Reputation; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[No punishment. See summary.]

Joseph Sherrack , of the Parish of St. Mary Somerset, in the Ward of Queenhithe , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing Sixteen Ounces of Died Silk , the Goods of Benjamin Jackson , on the 20th of May , in the 9th Year of his Majesty's Reign, it did not appear that the Prisoner stole it; besides, he called divers People to his Reputation, who gave a very good Account of him, saying that he was wrongfully accused, the Jury thereupon Acquitted him.

William Molton , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing a black Gelding from James Staughton , on the 26th of December last; it appeared that the Fact was committed at Tooting in the County of Surry, and not in the County of Middlesex; he was acquitted of this Indictment, and is to be Prosecuted at the next Assizes in Surrey.

Ann Frogg , of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, a Salt, and two Gold Rings , the Goods of Mary Martin , Widow , on the second of November last, to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

S - J - , James Pickett , and Mary Pettman , all three of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Edward Lawson , on the 12th of December last, about three in the Night, and taking thence six Cloath Coats, a Silk Shagreen Wast-coat, a blew Wast-coat, twelve pair of Cloath Breeches, a Child's Coat, with divers other Goods . The Prosecutor said that his Shop was broke open, and his Goods gone, that he found some of his Goods in the Prisoners Shops; and the Child's Coat sold by Pettman to another Person. The Prisoners denied the Fact, saying, that they were Brokers, and that they Bought the Goods of one Bradley, who is since fled; and Pettman said, that she found it upon a Seller Door, early in the Morning. They called People to their Reputation, who gave a good Account of them, the Jury thereupon acquitted them.

William Thomas , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Rundlet, value 10d. and two Gallons of Brandy 20s. the Goods of Thomas Beech , on the 10th of January last. The Prosecutor said, that he was standing at his Door at Kensington; the Prisoner came to him, and asked him, if the Man lived there that lived there formerly, with that he replied yes; then the Prisoner told him, that he came out of Pembrook shire, from his Sister-in-Law, and had a Token for him, a Vessel of Ale, a Barrel of Pickled Oysters, and a Piece of Flannen; with that he desired him to walk in, which he did, and treated him with what was in the House; but it happened that some Granadeers were quarrelling at the Door, and he went to see what was the matter: in the mean time the Prisoner slipt into the Seller and took the Goods, and went his way, but being pursued, he was taken in Hide Park, with the Goods upon him: He had but little to say for himself, and could not call any to his Reputation; the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Griffith , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing two Weather-Sheep, value 10s. the Goods of Thomas Willingham , on the third of December last; the Evidence against him was not sufficient to convict him, he was acquitted .

Herbert Herring , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Feloniously Breaking the House of Thomas Edge in the Day-time, on the 19th of December last, and taking thence a Canvas Bag, and 22s. the Monies of Thomas Edge, and 22l. 12s. the Monies of Daniel Willet , Gent. and a Gold Ring the Goods of Thomas Peirce . Mr. Edge declared, that the Prisoner came to his House, and called for a Pint of Drink, and whilst his back was turned, he took the Fire-fork, and put it under his Coat, went up Stairs, and broke open the Door, and took the Monies, and the Ring which was in the Window, and made his escape; upon which a Reward was offered for the taking of him; and accordingly the Beadle of St. Martins in the Fields took him, and sent for his Serjeant, he being a Soldier, who accordingly searched him, and found the Ring with some Guinea's and two Pistols, hid in one of his Shoes; his Serjeant likewise declared, that the Prisoner said, that he did not much value the Fact, for which he was committed, for that he had been burnt in the Hand before with a cold Iron, and knew how to come off well enough for this. The Prisoner upon his Tryal denied the Fact, and said that he did receive 17 Guinea's from a Gentleman, which was sent from his Sister, but could not prove it; he had been an Offender before, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of the said Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Margaret Tayler , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing two Pewter pint Pots , the Goods of Robert Crossley , on the 16 of December last, to which Indictment, she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Stafford , of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a pair of Holland Sheets, a Hood, and a Muff , the Goods of John Campton , on the 24th of November last, to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Joseph Day , of the Parish of St. Mildred Bread-street , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing two yards of Frize Cloath, value 10s. the Goods of William Bramston , on the 10th of December last ; the Evidence declared, that the Prisoner was seen to take it off the Stall, and goe his way; but being pursued he dropt it. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying that he saw it lye upon the Ground, he took it up, but did not steal it. He could not call any to his Reputation, or way of Living, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Jones , of the Parish of St. Catherines Colemans , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of John Paine , on the 12th of January last, about Five in the Morning, and taking thence a Brass Porridge Pot, a Brass Ladle, and a pair of Leather Boots . The Evidence deposed, that they took the Prisoner in the Seller, and that he had removed the Goods to the top of the stairs. The Prisoner did not deny but that he had removed the Goods, but said that he found the Seller door open, and so went in; the Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty of Felony only, and acquitted him of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Floyd , and Jane Holloway , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs Bishop-gate , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing seven Yards of Muslin Cloath, value 28s. the Goods of Henry Wingfeild , on the 27th of December last; Holloway pleaded Guilty to the Indictment, and Floyd put her self upon her Tryal, which appeared, that they both came into the Shop, pretending to buy some strip'd Muslin; and that Holloway took it and gave it Floyd, who put it under her Petticoat. The Fact was plainly proved against Floyd, who could give no good account of her self; the Jury thereupon found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Alice Hudson, alias Hall , of the Parish of Christ-Church , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 10 Yards of Ribbon , the Goods of Mary Wilkins , Spinster , on the Thirteenth of December last, to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Phillips , and Elizabeth Moore , both of the Parish of St. Vedast, alias Fosters , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing Nineteen Yards of Flowered Tabby , on the 19th of December last, the Goods of Elizabeth Cooper : The Prisoners were seen to come into Pater-Noster-Row , and being suspected to be Shop-lifters, they were dogged till they came into the Shop, where at first they pretended to buy some Silk for Hoods and Scarfs; but disliking that, they cheapened some Silk for Breeches; and whilst Mr. Cooper's Servant was busy in turning over the Silks, they took the piece of Silk, and put it under one of their Coats, and went their ways; but being pursued, they gave it to a third Person, who escaped with it; they had little to say for themselves; the Jury found them both Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Willis , of the Parish of St. Sepulchers , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of John Morley , on the 17th of December last, about seven in the Night, and taking thence a Cloath Coat, three Callico Frocks, a Velvet Cap, seven Callico Aprons, with divers other Goods . The Prosecutor said that his House was broke open in Goose-Alley, in Seacole-Lane , but pursuing the Robbers he took the Prisoner at the Ditch-side with some of his Goods, and some Picklock Keys amongst them. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that the Goods were given her in the Street, and called one Rebecca Jones , who had formerly been burnt in the Hand, who said, that she, and a Person, call'd, Fit for the Devil, and one Susan Lewis , were at the breaking the House; and that being pursued, she put the Goods into the Prisoners Lap, to save her own Bacon; but it appeared that the Prisoner was one, of the Gang, and did receive them when the rest fled. The Jury therefore found her Guilty of Felony, and acquitted her of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Susanna Lewis , Richard Jones , Hester Harwood , and Thomas Hilton , of the Parish of St. Brides , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Thomas Conde , on the 6th of December last, and taking thence two Silk Gowns, a Callico Gown, a Silk Petticoat, with a Silver Fringe, a pair of Ruffles and divers other Goods . The Prosecutor said that his House, was broke open in New-street , and his Goods gone, but knew not who had them. Rebecca Jones declared that she was in the Robbery, and that Lewis and Hilton were with her, but they called Witnesses to prove that they were in another place at that time: she was minded to have favoured her Brother and Harwood, if she could; but he was seen by a Servant Maid that was going for Coles into the Celler, leaning upon a Post at the Door, at the time the Robbery was committed; but she staying longer than ordinary, heard him say, Plague Dam the Bitch, what makes her stay so long. Another Evidence said, that he wore Mr. Condes Ruffles, and ript off the Lace and burnt it, when he heard Harwood was taken, least it should discover him. It appeared that Harwood carried the Goods to her Lodgings; and presently after Jones came to her, the next day they removed the Goods, and sold them for 4l. Jones denied the Fact, saying that his Sister gave him the Ruffles, and Harwood had little to say for her self; as to the Burglary the Evidence was not strong enough to Convict them: The Jury found them both Guilty of Felony, and not of the Burglary , and Lewis and Hilton were acquitted .

Thomas Hilton, and Susan Lewis, were a Second time Indicted for a Burglary, for breaking the House of Thomas Clements , on the 16th of December last, and taking thence a Cloath Coat, a Wast-coat and divers other Goods . The Prisoners called Witnesses to prove that they were at another place when the Robbery was committed the Jury acquitted them.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Clarke , of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing Five Yards of Frize , the Goods of John Parker , on the 13th of December last, to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard French , Gent. Roger James , Gent. George Dockwray , Gent. of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were Indicted for the Murther of Richard Coot , Esq ; on the 30th of October last, for that they, together with Edward, Lord Warwick and Holland and Charles Lord Mohun, not yet taken; and that he the said Edward, Lord Warwick and Holland, with a Sword value 5s. did give unto the Deceased one Mortal Wound, on the left part of the Breast, near to the Coller-bone, of the breadth of half an Inch, and of the depth of five Inches, of which he instantly died . It appeared that they all took Chairs from the Greyhound-Tavern in the Strand, and went to Leicester-fields , where the Fact was unfortunately done; and that the Prisoners were present when the Fact was committed; but they denied it, and appearing to the contrary, The Jury found them Guilty of Man-slaughter .

They were a Second time Indicted upon the Coroners Inquest, and were likewise found Guilty of Man-slaughter.

[No punishment. See summary.]

William Price , B - C - , and William Molton , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , were Indicted for Assaulting Thomas Hurdiss , Gent. on the High-way, on the 17th of December last, and taking from him a Bay Gelding, value 18l. a Drabberdeberry Coat, a Watch, a Sword, a Guinea, and 30s. in Silver, with a pair of Spatterdashers . The Prosecutor said that as he was going to High-gate, he was set upon at the back of Islington , by some Persons who Robbed him of his Goods, and carried him into a By-lane, and consulted what to do with him, they held Pistol to his Head, and threatned to kill him; then they threatned to bind him; and he told them that he was a Sickly-man, and it would be his Death. B - confest the Fact upon his Arraignment. Price was taken near Pancrass-Church, with the Prosecutors Spatterdashers on, The Evidence was not so full against Molton, he was Acquitted , and Price found Guilty .

They were a Second time Indicted for Robbing Thomas Ford , on the High-way, on the 17th of December last, and taking from him a Bay Mare, value 40s. a Sadle Pannel, and two Hempen Bags, the Goods of Elizabeth Holmes , Spinster . Ford said that they met him at Islington , and knock'd him off the Horse, and took the Goods from him. B - confest it, and Price denied it, but it was plain against him; The Jury found him Guilty , and nothing being against Molton, he was Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Field , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing seven Flaxen Sheets, two Diaper Table Cloaths, three pair of Hempen Sheets, a Flaxen Pillow-beer, with divers other Goods , of Oliver Luke , Esq ; on the 26th of December last. The Evidence said, that he was standing at his Door, he saw the Prisoner come by with a Bundle upon his Back, which made him suspect him; Examining him, found him in several Stories; with that he took him before a Justice, who committed him: There was a Letter of his own Hand-writing proved; wherein he did confess the Fact, and desired that he might be Banished to any part of the World. He denied the Fact, saying that he knew nothing of it. He had formerly been Guilty of other small Felonies, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Arthur Chambers , of the Parish of Stepny , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Hair Camlet Gown , the Goods of Lawrence Lawrence , on the 26th of November last, to which Indictment he Pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Symonds , of the Parish of St. Magnes Martyr by the Bridge , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing Twenty four Yards of Linnen Cloath , the Goods of John Hardlam , on the 10th of January last. The Prisoner confest that he found the Door open, and he went into the Yard and took the Goods: The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Webster, alias Merry , and Mary Webster , of the Parish of St. Brides , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing nineteen Pewter Plates, six Diaper Napkins , the Goods of Thomas Lodge on the 20th of December last. It appeared to be a malicious Prosecution, they were acquitted .

C - J - of the Parish of Alhallows Barking , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 7s. 6d. the Monies of a Person unknown, on the 13th of December last. It appeared that the Prisoner was a Workman at the Mint in the Tower ; and being at work that Morning upon half Crowns, the Prisoner took his opportunity, and put his Hand into a Tray, and took the Money, and was going out with it, but being seen they called him back; he suspecting that they would search him, stoopt and laid them down. It was fully proved against him; he had but little to say for himself: The Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Stone , Indicted as of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , for Feloniously Stealing from John Conyers several Goods ; the Prosecutor (Conyers) not appearing, and Oath being made that he had notice of the Tryal, and Proof made to the Court, that the Goods lay Pawned by Conyers Consent, and that he demanded Fourscore Pounds of Stone; who being a substantial Man; and his Reputation and Honesty being Spoak to from the Bench; Proclamation was then made in Court, for Conyers to Appear and Prosecute the said Indictment; but he not appearing, nor any Body for him, and the Court looking upon the Prosecution to be Malicious, and the Indictment to be brought only to extort Money from Stone, ordered the Jury to Acquit Stone; and ordered that Conyers Recognizance to Prosecute, should be forthwith Estreated.

Ann Coleman , of the Parish of St. Trinity Minories , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Silk Pettycoat, a blew Cloth Petticoat, with divers other Goods of Jane Burton , on the 11th of December last. The Prosecutor said, that she lost her Goods out of her House, and that part of the Goods were found upon the Prisoner, who said that she was a Lodger in the House, and that the things were her own, but could not prove it: The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Margaret Evans , of the Parish of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon, and a pair of Buckles , the Goods of William Rutter , on the 7th of January last, to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

George Wattson , and John Robinson , of the Parish of Stepney , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Paul Theoband , on the 31st of December last, and taking thence a pair of worsted Gloves, and Fifteen Pound weight of Worsted . It appeared, that Mr. Theoband had his House broke open, and his Goods gone, and that the Prisoners came to Mr. Theoband, and made a Bargain with him, to give them 25s. to help him to his Goods again, and accordingly Robinson fetch'd the Goods. It appeared, that Watson knew nothing of the Burglary , but it did not appear that Robinson was guilty of the Burglary, therefore the Jury acquitted him of that, and found him Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Day , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Henry Goodlad , on the 10th of January last, and taking thence four Pistols, a Cloath Livery Coat, a Copper Chafingdish, the Goods of Henry Goodlad, two Pewter-Dishes, a Westphalia-Ham, a great quantity of Linnen, and divers other Goods, of Sir Willoughbey Hickman , Baronet . The Evidence deposed, that they broke in at the seller Window, and took the Goods. Upon search some Dishes and Plates were found under the Prisoners Bed. He denied the Fact; but the Burglary was not so plainly proved against him; the Jury acquitted him of that, and found him Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Badge , Joseph Fisher , Edward Stone , and Thomas Whiteman , the first three as Principal, and the other as Accessary, both before and after the Fact; Badge and Fisher upon their Arraignments pleaded Guilty ; they were Indicted of the Parish of Stepney , for Feloniously stealing on the 22th of December last, 1680 yards of Stuff, value 123l. the Goods of Sebastion Gonorea , and 143 Hats, value 125l. the Goods of Isaac Jackson , and 26 Dozen of Worsted Stockings, the Goods of David Currin . The Evidence was not sufficient to Convict Stone and Whiteman, they were acquitted .

[Badge: Transportation. See summary.]

[Fisher: Branding. See summary.]

John Payden, alias Thomas Lock , of the Parish of St. Anns, in the Liberty of Westminster , as Principal, and John Ward , as accessary were Indicted for Polygamy, for that he, the 23d of April , 1693, did take to Wife one Elizabeth Osborne , and to her was Married at the Parish of St. James Dukes-place; and that he afterwards at the Parish of St. Anns Westminster, on the 29th of September, 1698, did take to Wife one Mrs. Elizabeth Adey , his first Wife being then alive . The first Evidence was the Minister of St. James Dukes-place, who deposed, that on the 23d of April, 1693 he Married two Persons, Thomas Lock, a Widower, and Elizabeth Osborne, a Spinster, but could not say he remembered them, but said he was desired by an Honourable Lady, who was present in Court, to go with her to Newgate, to see if he knew the said Payden alias Lock; accordingly he went, where he saw his first Wife; but no sooner had the Prisoner spied her, but that he fell upon his Knees, and ask'd her pardon for his fault, and acknowledged at the same time that he was Married to her, and likewise owned at the same time, that he was Married to the Lady, Mrs. Elizabeth Adey, and would have begged her Pardon, pretending to be sorry for his Offence; the Clerk of Dukes-place deposed that, he was the Father that gave her, and that he well remembered them, by reason they invited him to their House, and gave him a pair of Gloves. Another Evidence said, that he went by the Name of Lock, and lived with her Sister as his Wife, and had a Child by her. An Attorney gave Evidence, that in April, 1693, he drew Writings concerning the Marriage of the said Elizabeth Osborne, with the Prisoner, and saw him Sign the same, by the Name of Thomas Lock, which Writing he produced in Court; and said, that he did see Elizabeth Osborne on Monday last was seven Nights. The Curate of St. Anns Westminster, deposed that on the 29th September 1698, he had a License brought him to Marry two Persons, John Payden, Widower, and Mrs. Elizabeth Adey, Widow, which accordingly he did the same day, and said, that he did well remember the Prisoner to be the same Man, his Clerk likewise deposed the same. Another Evidence said, that by the means and subtilty of Ward, she had like to have been Married to the Prisoner, but that the Care and Prudence of her Friends detected the Villany; and that he Courted her by the Name of Sevando Ponteau , and had divers Letters from him to prove the same. She declared also, that he had Courted another Lady of a great Fortune, by the Name of John Stiles , Esq; she also said, that he hath been called in this City by the Name of the Never-born or (Unborn) Doctor; and the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Ward pretended himself to be Paydon's, alias Lock's Steward, (or Rent-gatherer) and vouched that his Master had a great Estate near Norwich, and procured a false Settlement to be made to Mrs. Elizabeth Adey, a Person of a great Family, and Honourably descended; but it did not appear that he knew any of the former Match, the Jury acquitted him, but Paydon, alias Lock, made a frivolous Defence; saying that he was in Flanders at the time of the first Marriage, and would have called a Condemned Person to justify the same. The Jury having considered the Matter found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John West , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for assaulting on Mary Bowden , Spinster , a Virgin, under the Age of Ten Years, with an intent to Ravish, and Carnally know her . The Child's Mother declared, that she found some Signs upon the Childs Body, and went to a Neighbour to ask her Advice; who told her she was afraid some Man had meddled with her: Asking her Daughter, she told her that the Prisoner would have lain with her twice; the Child declared, that the Prisoner threw her upon the Bed, but could not enter her Body; and gave her a Counter, and told her that it was a half Guinea; and that he would have done it another time, but her Father knocking he let her go. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, that he never offered any such thing to the Child in all his Life; but said, that he had tickled and toyed with her, but that did not avail him, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Jonas Sevatt , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Horse-lock, value 4d. two Iron Keys, a staking Rope, and ten Geese , the Goods of Benjamin Hamond , on the 19th of December last. The Evidence deposed, that he took the Prisoner upon suspicion, with the Goods about him, and searching him found a Hen in his Coat-pocket, and another in his Breeches; and Mr. Hamond own'd, that he lost such Goods. The Prisoner made but a slight Defence for himself. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Bates , of the Parish of Chelsea , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing from Stephen Twyford , one Ewe-Sheep, Value 25s. on the 10th of December last . The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying he found it hung up by the heels in a Wood; but he had confest the Fact before a Justice; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Pelham, alias Philip Corbett , John Murrey , and John Cradock , of the Parish of Chiswick , were Indicted upon two Indictments; the first for Robbing one John Evans on the High-way, of a Silver Hilted Sword, a Watch, a Ring with three Diamonds, and an Amethyst, on the 10th of June last , And the other for Robbing one John West likewise, on the High-way; and taking from him a Bay Mare, a Silver Watch, and divers other Goods ; to the first the Evidence deposed, that he was going from London to Sibon-Hall, he was set upon by the Prisoners; and that Corbett stood over him whilst he was Bound; upon which he was found Guilty ; but as for the other two, the Gentleman declared that he did not know them, they were Acquitted . Mr. West said that he was Robbed, but could not say that any of the Prisoners were the men, the Jury thereupon Acquitted them.

[Death. See summary.]

John Pendleton of the Parish of St. Giles, in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a pair of Shag Breeches on the 30th of December last, the Goods of Samuel Wale ; the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict him he was Acquitted .

Thomas Strowd , was Indicted for a Trespass, for taking a Copper from the Freehold of Nicolas Parker , the Fact was fully prov'd against him; the Jury found him Guilty of the said Trespass.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

John Andrews , and Richard Johnson , both of the Parish of Hendon , were Indicted upon two Indictments, for that they the Fourth of January last did steal Forty Pound of weight of Lead and eight Pidgeons, from Sir William Rawlinson , Knight , and Four Geese from William Gardner . It appeared that the Goods were taken at Hamstead upon Andrews, and that Johnson was at the same time in his Company, who denied that he knew any thing of the Fact, the Jury thereupon Acquitted him, and found Andrews Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joseph Oxon, alias Oxley , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Frances Dawes , Widow , on the 14th of December last, and taking four Holland Shirts, five Flaxen Napkins, with divers other Goods . It appeared that the Prisoner and the rest of his Gang broke through the Wall, but being discovered, a little Girl cried out Thieves, upon which the rest escaped, and the Prisoner was taken in the House, with the Goods upon him. He had little to say for himself, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Edward Fowler , John Kind , William Bartholomew, alias Spott , and William Fry , were Indicted upon four Indictments, the first for a Burglary, for breaking the Coach-house of Charles, Earl of Dorset , on the 18th of December last, and taking thence two Velvet Coach Seats . The Second for Feloniously taking four Brass Toppings, eight Pound weight of Brass Bullion, a Coach value 8l. and two Horses , the Goods of Matthew Morgan . The third, for Feloniously taking a Coach and Horses, Coach-seats, and other Goods , of George Bates . The Fourth for stealing two Cloath Coats, three Hempen Sacks, and divers other Goods, out of the Stable of William Moss . As to the first there was no Evidence against them, they were acquitted , but to the 2d Indictment, Morgan said he went to carry a pair of Shoes to the Coblers, and in the mean while they drove away his Coach, which he afterwards found left by the Prisoners, who had out the Lining of his Coach: As to the third Bates said, he set down his Fare in Covent-Garden , and whilst he went to receive his Money, they took his Coach and Horses, and drove them away, and cut out the Linings of his Coach, and cut four new Traces, as to the Fourth, Moss said, that the Goods were taken out of his House, but did not know who it was that took them, but one that was in the Gang with the Prisoners, declared that he was present in all the Facts Committed by them; but said, that Fuller was not with them, upon which he was Acquitted , and the rest found Guilty of the three Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

Susan Mason, alias Mawson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of John Inman , on the 30th of December last, and taking thence a worsted Camlet Cloak, a Drugget Coat, with divers other Goods . The Evidence against her, was not sufficient to Convict her, she was Acquitted .

P - E - , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon from Edward Shanks ; to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Covey , and Stephen Cox , of the Parish of White Chapel , were Indicted upon four Indictments, for Felony and Burglary; the first for breaking the House of William Ravenscross , and taking thence two Iron Casements : the second for breaking the House of Thomas Swaine , and taking thence Eighty one Pound weight of Iron : the third for taking three Iron Casements, from Benjamin Disermew : the Fourth for taking two Iron Casements from Samuel Guinock ; it being proved to be Trespass, for taking the Casements, and not Burglary, they were Acquitted of those three Indictments; as for Mr. Swaines Iron, it did not appear to be Burglary, they were acquitted of that, and found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Bennet , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Sack of Wheat Flower from Thomas Stevens , on the Nineteenth of December last. It was taken upon him; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Barlow of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing two Weather Sheep , from Thomas Willingham on the third of December last. There was not Evidence to Convict him, he was Acquitted .

Alice Reading, alias Flood , of the Parish of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was Indicted upon two Indictments, the first for Stealing a Flaxen Smock from William Perkins ; and the second for taking a Copper Pot, and a Flaxen Sheet , from Richard Buck : The Evidence was not strong enough to convict her; for the first she was acquitted ; as to the taking of Buck's Goods she confest it; thereupon the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Pattison , of the Parish of St. Paul's Shadwell , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Brass kettle, and Five Pound weight of Yarn , from Thomas Dodge , on the seventh of January last; it was fully proved against him, he was found Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Richard Tod , and Peter Tayler , both of the Parish of Hornsey , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing two Ewe Sheep from James Baker , on the 18th of December last. It appeared that the Skins were found in Tayler's House; he was thereupon found Guilty to the value of 10d. but the Evidence against Tod was not so positive, he was thereupon acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Daniel Staines , of the Parish of Edmonton , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Buck-skin from Henry Ford , Esq ; on the 2d of January last; the Evidence was not sufficient to Convict him, he was acquitted .

James Stanley , of the Parish of St. Mary le Bone , was Indicted for Robbing John Parrot on the Highway, on the 24th of November last, and taking from him a Cloath Coat, a Hat, and 2s. in Monies numbred . The Prosecutor said that he was coming from Amersham to London, with Pork, he was set upon by the Prisoner, and some others, by my Lord Mayor's Banquetting House, in Tyburn-Road, who took the Goods from him. There was another Evidence who declared, that he and the Prisoner was present at the Robbery. He had little to say for himself. The Jury found him Guilty .

He was a Second time Indicted for a Burglary, for Breaking the House of George Muggett , at Fulham , on the 5th of November last, and taking thence a Silk Petty-coat, a Silk Gown, and divers other Goods . It appeared, that they lifted the Door off the Hinges with a Pitch-fork, and laid hold of Mr. Muggett's eldest Daughter, and threw her on the Ground, and kept her there whilst they rifled the House. He had little to say for himself. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Rumsey , and Mary Steward , both of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing four Pistols, a Cloath Livery Coat, with divers other Goods of Sir Willoughby Hickman , and divers other Goods of Henry Goodlad , on the 10th of January last. It did not appear they stole them: They were Acquitted .

Christopher Morris , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was [Text unreadable in original.]ed for Feloniously stealing a Machlin Laced Cravat , [Text unreadable in original.] of Christopher Brandon , on the Twelfth of December last. The Prosecutor could not say he stole it. The Jury acquitted him.

Samuel Barber , Joseph Oxley and William Molder , all of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Nicholas Parterick , on the 22d of November last, and taking thence One hundred thirty six Yards of Printed Stuff, for Callico Quilts, and divers other Goods . The Prosecutor said, that he lost his Goods out of his Shop, which were afterwards sold by the Prisoners for 50s. and 8d. and shared the Money amongst them. It did not appear to be Burglary, the Jury acquitted them of that, and found them Guilty of Felony only .

[Barber, Molder: No punishment. See summary.]

Thomas Laws , of the Parish of St. Leonards Shoreditch , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing three Yards of Silver Fringe, value 40s. a Cloath Coat, and divers other goods , of Charles Freeman , on the 9th of January last. It appeared that the Prisoner sold the Fringe for 4s. and he could give no account how he came by it. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Blackmore , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Alice Price on the Twenty eighth of December last, and taking thence three Flaxen Sheets, three Smocks, four Hoods, two Pewter Pots, and divers other Goods . It appeared to be no more than Felony. The Jury found him Guilty of that, and Acquitted him of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Harris of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Edward Homes , on the 10th of January last, and taking thence three Holland Aprons, two blew Holland Smocks, four Smocks, three Shirts, and divers other Goods, and a Brass Watch of Elizabeth Holmes , Spinster . The Evidence deposed, that she was seen to lift up the Latch, and go in and take the Goods, which were found upon her. The Prisoner did not deny but that she opened the Door, but said, that the Goods were given her by another Woman, but could not prove it; the Jury thereupon found her Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Cookson , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for Kidnapping one Edward Buttler a Boy , and carrying him on Board the Ship, called, The Benjamin and Mary, with an Intention to convey him beyond the Seas to Maryland : The Boy said, that another Person met him, and brought him to the Prisoner, who carried him to a Cooks Shop, and gave him Victuals, and made him drunk with Brandy; and when he had done, he told him that he must go along with him; telling him that he must say he had no Friends; accordingly he took him to an Office on Pig-hill, where he was bound, his Mother hearing where her Son was, got my Lord Chief Justices Warrant to fetch her Son home, and to take the Prisoner, which she did, who said but little for Himself, saying that the Boy came to him, and told him, that he had no Friends; he accordingly bound him. The matter was fully proved against him, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Mary Bunch, alias Robinson , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for Stealing a Silk Gown, value 20s. the Goods of John Oldfield , on the 20th of December last, and a Stuff Petticoat, from Frances Arlott , Spinster . Arlott's Petty-coat was taken upon the Prisoners Back, who having little to say for her self, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Langton , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Feather-bed, Bolster, two Blankets and a Quilt from Ralph Ladyman on the 24th of December last. It appeared that the Prisoner took the Goods and sold them for 28 s. and 6 d. he had little to say for himself. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Harris of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing an Alamode Hood; a Scarf, a Gown, and divers other Goods, of Jane Edgerton , on the 9th of December last, and a Silver Spoon, two Pearls, a 9 s. piece of Gold of Margaret Edgerton . It appeared that when the Prisoner was taken, she had the Prosecutors Hood upon her head. The Prisoner said it was her own, but could not prove it, thereupon the Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Banister , of the Parish of Tottenham High Cross , was Indicted for stealing a Spade and a Hedge-Bill , from Ralph Harrison on the 8th of December last; the Evidence was not such that as to convict him, he was Acquitted .

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgments as followeth.

Received Sentence of Death,

B-- C--, Pellam, alias Phillip Corbet, Margaret Evans, William Fry, Herbert Herring, John Kind, Joseph Oxon, alias Oxley, William Price, Rebecca Petty, alias Adams, alias Jones, James Stanley, William Pheasant, Mary Harris, and William Bartholomew, Thomas Cavelley, died in Prison, before Judgment.

Burnt in the Hand,

John Armstrong, Elizabeth Bedford, William Bates, William Blackmore, Richard Bennet, John Clarke, Arthur Chambers, C-- J--, John Covey, Stephen Cox, William Day, Anne Frogg, Elizabeth Floyd, Thomas Field, Joseph Fisher, Jane Holloway, Alice Hudson, Hester Harwood, Anne Harris, Thomas Jones, Richard Jones, Thomas Laws, William Langton, Elizabeth Moor, Mary Philips, John Paydon, alias Thomas Lock, Mary Pool, W-- E-- , Thomas Rachey, Mary Stafford, Margaret Taylor, Elizabeth Willis.

Richard French, Geroge Dockwray, and Roger James, Samuel Barber, and William Molder, were respited till Further Order.

To be Transported, one Thomas Badge.

To be Whipp'd,

Jane Matthews, Mary Bunch, Anne Coleman, Joseph Day, Mary Franklin, Grace Price, William Paterson, John Robinson, Alice Reading, Thomas Simonds, Jonas Sevatt, Peter Tayler, and Thomas Williams.

James Brockett and Henry Coster, were fined 13 s. and 4d. each and ordered to stand in the Pillory, at Charing Cross, Admiralty Office and at Westminster-Hall.

Thomas Kookson fined 100 l. and find Suretyes, for his good behaviour for seven Years.

John West fined 20. marks and find Suretyes for his good behaviour for seven Years.

Thomas Stroud fined 3 s. and 4 d. and find Suretyes for his good behaviour.

The Women pleaded their Bellies, had a Jury of Matrons was Impanell'd, who found that Rebecca Petty, alias Adams, and Mary Harris to be not with quick child, and Margaret Evans to be with quick child.

By reason of so many Criminals this Sessions, there was not room (in this Paper) to put in the Tryals of William Pheasant for a Rape, Mary Poole, a Gypsie, Rebecca Jones, a Notorious Offender, &c. An Account of them will be published together with speed. Printed by F. Collins in the Old-Bailey.

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