Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 21 December 2014), January 1703 (17030115).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 15th January 1703.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE Queen's Commission of the Peace; AND Oyer and Terminer and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the OLD-BAILEY.

On Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, being the 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th, Days of January, 1702. And in the First Year of her Majesty's Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, of Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily, on Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, being the 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th, Days of Jan 1702, before the Rt. Hon. Sir Samuel Dashwood , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovel , Kt. Recorder of the said City, with divers others of her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors are as followeth.

London Jury.

Nathaniel Carpenter ,

Gabriel Smith ,

Alexander Pollington ,

Jeremy Marlow ,

William Bowden ,

William Smith ,

Charles Lister ,

Richard Holdish ,

James Thompson ,

Henry Jones ,

John Reynolds ,

Edmond Morris .

Middlesex Jury.

John Outing , Gent.

Brian Turberville ,

Henry Lobb ,

John Mist ,

John Parsons ,

Henry Lichburne ,

Thomas Clift ,

Robert Finch ,

Richard Knott ,

William Avis ,

Daniel Croker ,

Edward Wade ,

The Proceedings were as follows.

Ann Mason , of the Parish of St. Trinity Minories , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silk Hood and Scarf, and a Pair of worsted Stockings , from John Hilow , on the 12th of December last. The Prosecutor said, That she took a Room in his House, by the Name of Taylor, and took her opportunity to take the Goods, which being mist, they search'd, and found the Hood in her Table-Drawer, upon which, he charged her with the rest, which she confest, saying, That she had pawned them. The Prisoner denied the Fact, Saying, The Prosecutor's Wife lent them her to pawn, which was denied by the Prosecutor; The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ann Wilshire , of the Parish of St. Michael Basishaw , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 40 Yards of Drugget-stuff , from Caleb Smith , on the 14th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed, That she came into his Warehouse, and took two Pieces of Drugget. Another Evidence deposed, That she saw her come into the Ware house and take the Drugget out of the Window; but seeing she was perceived, dropt it. Upon her Tryal she said, That she did come there to ask for one Mr. Johnson, and did take the Drugget in her Hand, but did not intend to steal it; but that did not avail her, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Simons , of the Parish of St. Peters Cornhil , was indicted for Picking the Pocket of Thomas Butcher , on the 11th of January last, of a silk Handkerchief . The Prosecutor deposed, That he was upon the Exchange, discoursing with a Captain, and in the mean time had his Pocket pickt. Some time after, he heard that the Prisoner was taken with some Handkerchiefs and being search'd, found it upon him. He denied the Fact, saying, he had none of it, but that not availing him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Richard Furber , of the Parish of St. Mary Woolnorth , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Silver Hilt of a Sword , from John Tipping , on the 15th of Decemb. last. The Evidence deposed, That it stood upon the Stall, and the Prisoner came and took it, but being pursued, and brought back into the Shop, he dropt it under him. He denied the Fact, saying, That as he happened to come by the Shop he struck it down with his Slieve, and did not offer to steal it; but that being but a sender Excuse, and the Prosecutor having his Goods again; the Jury considered the matter, found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Ann Combridge , of the Parish of St. Catherine Cree-Church , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silk Gown and Petticoat, a dimity Petticoat, and divers other Goods of Robert Peate on the 21th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed. That he hired the Prisoner to be a Servant , and she took her opportunity, and went away with the Goods, but being afterwards taken, and brought before the Justice, confest the same, and upon her Tryal had nothing to say in her Defence; the Jury found her guilty . She was a second time indicted for feloniously Stealing a muslin Apron, a shagreen Hood, 4 Guineas, and 15 s. in Money from Alice Powel , on the 9th of Jan. last. The Prosecutor deposed, That she was a Chare-woman in the House, and took the Goods, which she afterwards confest when taken, and having nothing to say for herself, the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Stephen Swift , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for entring the Yard of Peter Hayward , with Intention to steal his Goods . The Prosecutor said, That he lockt his Doors at Night when he went to Bed. Another Evidence deposed, That he found the Doors open, and the Prisoner perceiving him, leapt over a pair of Pales, and was for making his escape: It was fully proved against him, and being known to be an old Offender, the Jury found him guilty .

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Ambrose Browne , was indicted for Felony, of that he, at the City of Bristol, the 16th Day of November , in the third Year of the late King William, did take to Wife one Martha Jones , and that he afterwards, on the 4th Day of December last, at the Parish of St. Pauls Shadwel , did take to Wife one Susan Satterwaite , his first Wife being then alive : The Marriage of the first Wife was not fully proved, the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

David Niccolls , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 4 l. in Money numbred , from Roger Henley , on the 20th of Aug. last; there was no Evidence to prove how much was lost, the Jury acquitted him.

William Brookes , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Lettice Strudwick , on the first of December last, and taking thence 16 silver Spoons, a Pair of Holland-sheets, and divers other Goods of the said Lettice Strudwick, and a Pistole, 4 Guineas, and 26 s. in Money, from Dorothy Awker ; and a silk Hood and Scarf from Bellinda Hawton . The first Evidence deposed, That all was fast at 12 a clock, when she went to Bed, and in the Morning when she arose, about 6 or 7 a clock, found the Window broke open, and the Pantry-door, where the Goods were, with an Iron which was left behind. It appeared further, that when he was taken, and sent to New-Prison, that he confest that some of the Goods were sold to a Broker in Middle-Row in Holborn, where they were found; and also confest, that he took but 12 of the Spoons. Another Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner left a Spoon with her to pawn for 4 s. which was owned to be Mrs. Strudwick's. Another Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner brought her some Kenting to make him some Handkerchiefs, which was owned to be part of the Goods that were lost. Another Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner brought her a Gown and Petticoat, and Furbellow-Scarf, which she sold for him for 20 s. and he received the Money. The Fact was plainly proved against him; and he had not any thing to say for himself; the Jury found him guilty of the said Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Peter Brookes , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for picking the Pocket of James Fitzgerald , of a callico Handkerchief, value 14 d. on the 26th of December last . The Prosecutor said, That he was going down Drury-lane , and on a sudden mist his Handkerchief, and looking about, espied the Prisoner, who he thought might have it, and askt him for it, who at first denied it, but taking hold of him, it dropt off of his Head, from under his Hat, and taking it from him, the Prisoner in revenge, gave him divers blows with an Oaken-stick: The Goods being of little or no value, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 2 d.

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Ann Jones , and Mary Lowe , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously Stealing an earthen Mug, tipt with Silver, from John Birket , on the 9th of March last . The Evidence deposed, That they came into the House, and called for some Drink, Jones took up the Mug and drank, and the Mug was never seen after. They both denied the Fact, saying, That they lived by the Prosecutor ever since the Fact was done, and were now prosecuted out of Malice; the Jury acquitted them.

Jane Morton , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Field , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silk Gown and Petticoat, 2 Rugs, and 30 l. in Money , on the 18th of December last; it not appearing to be Felony, the Jury acquitted her.

Phenix Wannerton , of the Parish of White-Chappel , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silver Spoon from William Smith , on the 20th of December last. The Prosecutor said she lost a Spoon, but did not see who took it; and she alledging her Innocence, the Jury acquitted her.

Margaret Wiseman , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Robert Langford , on the 21st of December last, and secretly taking a broad Piece, 11 Guineas, 3 half Guineas, and 43 s. in Money numbred . The Prosecutor deposed, That the Prisoner followed him out of a House, where he was drinking, into the street, and picked his Pocket: But the Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, That she met the Prosecutor, and desired her to go and drink with him, which she did, and said that he gave her the Money to keep for him, he being much in Drink; the Jury acquitted her.

Joseph Tose, alias Towse , a little Boy , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silver Watch, and a Blood-stone Necklace, and divers other Goods of John Trotter , on the 10th of December last. The Prisoner upon his Tryal did not deny the Fact; the Jury considering the Tenderness of his Age, found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Jane Jones , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Henry Corey , on the 17th of November last, and taking thence a Pair of Sheets, a NightGown, 2 Drugget Coats . The Prosecutor deposed, That his Door was broke, and his Goods gone, but who did it, he knew not. Another Evidence deposed. That he and the Prisoner did the Fact, and that the Door was open when he took the Goods, and gave them to her, who sold them to one Jane Wilson , for 3 l. and a Crown. She had nothing to say for her self; and the Burglary not being proved, she was acquitted of that, and found guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Johnson , and Ellinor Jackson, alias Scotch Nell , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously Stealing a Pair of Holland-sheets, the Goods of Robert Calloway ; 2 callico Smocks, the Goods of Mary Dorrel , and 2 Holland-Aprons, 2 Suits of Head-cloaths; the Goods of Edward Goldsmith . The Prosecutor said, That whilst she went out to fetch a Pail of Water, the Prisoners came and took the Goods out of her Room, she being a Washer-woman , and coming back, found the Prisoners with the Goods upon them, and crying out Thieves, they were stopt. They both denied the Fact, but being known to be Offenders, the Jury found them both guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Henley , of the Parish of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 100 l. weight of Bacon value 40 s. from Thomas Buttle , on the 11th of January last. The Prosecutor said, That he lost 4 Flitches out of his Cart, and found 2 of them brought by the Prisoner to the Bee-hive by Billingsgate. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying That coming from Ware, by Waltham-Cross to London, he took up the Bacon in the Road, and brought it to the Place where it was found; and the Prosecutor could not say he took it, the Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Price , and John Fudge , of the Parish of St. Vedast, alias Fosters , were indicted for privately Stealing 16 Yards of Muslin, and 6 Yards of narrow Lawn, out of the Shop of Thomas Belt : It appeared that they came into the Shop, pretending to buy some Goods, Price took her opportunity to take the Goods, which were afterwards found upon her; the Jury found her guilty , and Fudge alledging, that he knew not Price, but came in accidentally, and she owning the same, the Jury acquitted him,

[Death. See summary.]

Abraham Lee , of the Parish of St. Martins Ludgate , was indicted for Robbing one William Hopley on the High-way, on the 31th of December last, and taking from him a Pair of Womens silver Braded Shoes, the Goods of Francis Thomas the younger . The first Evidence deposed, That going under Ludgate , he was set upon by the Prisoner, who took the Goods out of his Coat-Pocket, upon which he took hold of him, and cried out; but the Prisoner gave him several Blows, and got from him, and run under the Arch, on the other side of the Way, and conveyed the Goods to his Accomplices. Another Evidence deposed, He heard the Boy cry out, and saw the Prisoner run away, upon which he pursued him, and took him. He denied the Fact, saying, He knew nothing of it; but could not call any to his Reputation, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Warren , was indicted for a great Fraud, for that he being a Gauger of the Excise for Bow and Bromley , in the County of Middlesex, did between the 19th of April, and the 27th of May, 1698, take an account of Drink that was Brewed at one Prisca Coburnes Brew-houses, at Bow, and at Stepny, and made a false returnof his Account, whereby he cheated the late King William of divers Sums of Money . The Evidence deposed, That there were brewed 922 Barrels of strong Beer, and 238 Barrels and a half of Small, the Excise of which amounted to the Sum of 208 l. 9 s. and 2 d. and that the Prisoner returned no more to the Collector of the Excise, than 640 Barrels and a half of Strong, and 21 s. Barrels and a half of Small; which Account amounted to no more in Money, than 147 l. 7 s. and 4 d. so that within 5 Weeks he had cheated the King of above 60 l. which was shared as followeth, the Prisoner had 30 l. 10 s. and 11 d. for his Share, one Bradley, one of the Brewer's Clerks, had 15 l. 5 s. and 5 d. half penny; and the other Brewer's Clerk had the rest. It further appeared, that he had made it a common Practice for many Years to do it, and that he also confest the whole matter when brought before the Recorder; which the Jury considering, found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

John Roberts, alias Chambers, alias Arthur Roberts, alias Chambers , was indicted for a Burglary, for breaking the House of William Haley , Dr. in Divinity , on the 11th of January last, about 7 in the Night, with Intention to steal his Goods . He was a second time indicted for another Burglary, for breaking the House of William Brookes , and taking thence divers Goods of John Sharp , John Knightley , and Thomas Parker , on the 7th of July , in the 11th Year of the late King William . He was a third time indicted for a Felony, for Stealing a Rug, and other Goods, from William Hollingsworth , on the 4th of March , in the 13th Year of the late King William . He was a fourth time indicted for another Burglary, for breaking the House of Nicholas Grice , on the 10th of March , in the 13th Year of the late King William, and taking thence divers Goods , As to the first Indictment it appeared by the Evidence, that there were 3 of them in all, and that one of them stood upon the Rails, leaning his Body to the Window, broke a Pane of Glass, and opened the Casement, and the Prisoner stood just by the Rails, as the other was opening it, and the other a distance off, upon which they cried out Thieves, and he that was upon the Rails jumpt down, and ran away, as also the other, but the Prisoner being lame, and could not run, was taken; who upon his Tryal denied the Fact, but being known to be an old Offender, the Jury found him guilty . But there being no Evidence against him on the three last Indictments, he was acquitted of them all.

[Death -respited. See summary.]

Mary Sherston , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for Counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom , on the 19th of December last; there was no Evidence to prove they saw her Coin, and she calling divers Persons to her Reputation, the Jury acquitted her.

Abraham Chesworth , of the Parish of St. Edmunds the King , was indicted for a Rape, committed on the Body of one Elizabeth Walker Spinster , of the Age of 16 Years , on the 21th of August last. It did not appear to be a Rape, the Jury acquitted him.

Mathew Laron , was indicted for Felony, for that he on the 14th Day of February, in the 29th Year of King Charles the second, at St. Mary Newington, did take to Wife one Mary Gracedieu Spinster , and that he afterwards, on the 30th of November , in the 9th Year of the late King William, at the Parish of St. Brides , did take to Wife one Mary Stephens Widow , his first Wife being then alive . There was no Evidence to prove that ever he was married to the last Wife; the Jury acquitted him.

Peter Brookes , of the Parish of St. Mildred Poultry , was indicted for feloniously Taking a Cane with a silver Head, and a Cornelian-stone from Griffith Floyd , on the 12th of September last, The Prosecutor said, That as he was going to Algate with some Work, he having his Cane in his Hand, had occasion to make Water, and in the mean time the Prisoner came and snatcht it, away, but calling out, and pursuing him, he was knockt down, and taken, after which, he offered to make satisfaction, which upon his Tryal he denied, but that did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

Thomas Smith , of the Parish of Alhallows Lumbard-street , was indicted for the Murther of a Person unknown , on the 13th of January last, by driving a Cart over the hinder-part of the Head of the Deceased, of which he instantly died. It appeared to be done only by misfortune, the Jury acquitted him.

John Wilson , of the Parish of St. Michaels Lothbury , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Philip Shippey , on the 11th of January last, and taking thence a silk Petticoat, 3 Pair of Sheets, and other Goods . The Prosecutor deposed, That he was not at home when the Fact was done; but the Prisoner was seen to come out of the House, and being immediately pursued, was taken; there being no Evidence to the Burglary, he was acquitted of that, and found guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Turner , of the Parish of St. Stephen Walbrook , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silver Porringer from Peter Mier , on the 10th of December last. It appeared that she took the Goods, which she confest when taken, and said that she pawned it in Golden-lane. She had nothing to say for her self; and the Prosecutor having his Goods again; the Jury considering the matter, found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mathew Stone , was indicted for Subbornation, for subborning one Martha Limble , to take an Oath before Sir Robert Jefferies , that she was with Child by one Robert Curtis . The Fact was proved against him, the Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

John, alias George Hughes , and Susanna his Wife , were indicted for high Treason, for Counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom , on the 23th of December last. The Evidence deposed, That having Information that the Trade of Coining was carried on in Berwick-street , took a Constable and searcht, and found the Prisoner's Wife sitting by the Fire, with a parcel of counterfeit Money in her Lap, with a Knife and a File just by her and found some Metal melting in a Fire-shovel, and a Pair of Flasks, which were so hot, that they could not hold it in their Hands; and looking further, found in the Man's Hat, and Pocket, another parcel of counterfeit Money. The Man denied the Fact, saying; That he knew nothing of it, but that the Money that was in his Pocket was put there by his Wife, who owned the same. The Woman denied the Fact, saying, That the Money and Tools were brought there, by one Smith, and that she pickt up the Money, and put it into her Husband's Hat; all which matters the Jury considering, found the Woman guilty , and accquitted her Husband.

[Death. See summary.]

Robert King , and Hannah Young, alias Motley , of the Parish of St. Pauls, Covent Garden , were indicted for Robbing one John Kent on the High-way, on the 13th of January last, and taking from him a Perriwig, the Goods of William Masters , Esq ; The Evidence deposed, That as he was coming by the Rose-Tavern , by the Play-house, there was several People josled him up, he having the Perriwing in a Box under his Arm, and the Woman came behind him, and heav'd up the Box, and King took out the Periwig, and went away with it, and some time after, the Perriwig was produced by another Person. They both denied the Fact, saying, They knew nothing of it, but that did not avail them; the Jury considering the matter, found them both guilty to the value of 10 d. and acquitted them of the Robbery.

[King: Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

[Young: Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Jones, alias Cane , was indicted, for that she, the 30th Day of December, in the 7th Year of the late King William, at the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields, was married to one Daniel Cane , and that she afterwards, the 20th of August, in the 11th Year of the said King, at the same Parish, was married to Tobias, alias Derby, alias Jeremy Maccarty . There was no Evidence to prove the second Marriage, she was acquitted .

Robert Spencer , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Edward Kemp , on the 19th of December last, about 1 in the Night, and taking thence 4 pewter Dishes, 10 Plates, and 2 Pots . The Prosecutor deposed, That his House was broke open, and hearing a noise, called to a Soldier that lay in the House, and they came down Stairs, and found the Back-seller broke open, and the Pewter bundled up, ready to be carried away; at length, looking about, heard the Prisoner, with some others, breaking into the Back-Kitchen, with a great Pole, upon which, he went to fire at them, but his Piece would not go off; at length, he cockt it again, but they seeing him, fled, and he fired after them, and took the Prisoner, and looking about afterwards, found the two Pots in a Waggon, that stood behind the House. He further said, That when he fired, he wounded one of them, who he did believe to be Arthur Chambers , convicted this Sessions. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, That he was in Drink, and hearing a noise, got over the Wall, where they laid hold of him; but that did not avail him, he being known to be an Offender, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

John Gall , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for Felony, for buying twenty counterfeit Shillings, knowing them to be Counterfeit, and not cut in pieces for a less value (that is to say) for 15 s. of a Person unknown . The Fact did not appear to be prosecuted within the time limited in the Statute, he was acquitted .

Rachel Smith , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silver Mug, 4 Spoons, 3 Sales, and other Goods of John Van-mossen , on the 6th of January last. It appeared that the Prisoner was a Servant in the House, and took the Goods, and went her ways, but being afterwards taken, and brought before the Justice, she confest the same. She had little to say for her self; and the Jury considering the matter, found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Hall , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted upon three Indictments; the first, for that he the 7th Day of December last, feloniously did steal 10 Holland-shirts, 12 Neckcloths, 3 Pair of Sleeves, 3 Pair of Thread-Stockings, and other Goods, the Goods of a Person unknown ; the second, for that he at the same Time and Place, feloniously did steal a Hair Portmanto-Trunk, a silk Night-Gown, a silver Watch, 5 Guineas, and divers other Goods of John Edwards ; the third, for Stealing at the same Time, a Hair-Trunk, a Parchment Deed in writing, a Perriwig, and 5 Guineas, and other Goods of Gilbert Cale . It appeared by the Evidence, that the Goods were put in the Trunks, and sent to the Bristol-Coach, at the 3 Cups in Bread-street, and the Coach going out early in the Morning, the Coach-man stopt in St. Giles's to call for 2 Passengers, that he was to take in, and in the mean while he was gone, the Prisoner, with 2 more, took the Trunks, and put them into a Hackney-Coach, and carried them to Ratclif High-way, where they stopt at an Alehouse, and 2 of them went their ways, and left the Prisoner with the Goods; but the Man of the House mistrusting they were stole, gave notice to the Headborough, who sent his Beadle before, and the Prisoner seeing the Beadle come, ordered the Coach to drive down Old Gravel-lane, which he did, and stopt at another Ale-house, where the Headborough seized him, and the Goods: At first he said, That they were his Masters, but at last confest the whole matter. He denied it all at his Tryal, saying, He met some of his Ship's Crew, in the Morning, in Monmouth-street, who gave him a Pint of Brandy, which intoxicated him; and said, that if he would go with them to Wapping, they would treat him; but this being but a feigned Excuse, for he could not prove it, the Jury found him guilty of the 2 last Indictments; and there being no Evidence to the first, he was acquitted of that.

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Richard Cheyney , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for secretly Taking a Silver-hilted Sword , on the first of July last, the Goods of a Person unknown. The Evidence said, That he could not be positive the Prisoner was the Person; the Jury acquitted him.

Lewis Cornelins , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 2 Pair of Womens Shoes from David Jones , on the 6th of Jan. last. There was no Evidence to prove he took them, and he alledging his Innocence, and nothing being found upon him, the Jury acquitted him.

Margaret Marjoram , of the Parish of St. Trinity Minories , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Edward Owen , on the 13th of Jan. last, and taking thence 9 pewter Plates, and 4 Holland-Aprons . It appeared, that she was seen go out of the House, but calling out, she was pursued, and she let fall the Plates, and just as she was taken, she dropt the Aprons. She denied the Fact, saying, That she found the Things upon a Dunghil, but could not prove it; the Jury found her guilty of Felony to the value of 10 d. there being no Evidence against her for the Burglary.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Edward Johnson , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 2 Yards and a half of Indian-Sattin , the Goods of Elizabeth Cliping , on the 12th of Jan. last. The Evidence deposed, That he was seen lurking about the Shop, at last he put his Arm over the Grate, and took the Goods, which were found upon him; it being his first Fact, and he calling divers People to his Reputation, who gave him a very good Report; the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Martha Bromley , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for secretly Taking from J. Beard 6 s. and 6 d. on the 14th of Jan. last . The Prosecutor said, That as he was going home with his Coach, he met 2 Women, who askt him to give them a Cast home in his Coach, and they would give him a Pot, which accordingly he did; and they went into an Ale-house, and the Prisoner called for some Drink, and put her Hand into his Pocket, and took his Money, and he asking what that was for, she took the Pot to strike him in the Face, upon which, he went to the Watch, and charged them with her, who sent her to Prison. She denied the Fact, saying, She went out, and left the Prisoner and the other Woman together, and when she came back, the Woman was gone, upon which he laid hold of her; but the the Prosecutor was positive to the contrary. She was found guilty of Felony only, and not of secretly Taking it .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Stanhope , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 8 l. in Money from Joseph Emery , on the 8th of Jan. last. It did not appear to be a Felony, the Jury acquitted him.

Sarah Robinson , of the Parish of St. Leonards Foster-lane, in the Precinct of St. Martins le Grand , was indicted for privately Stealing 18 Yards of Ribbon, out of the Shop of Robert Pickard , on the first of Dec. last. The Evidence deposed, That she came into the Shop, pretending to buy some Ribbon, but in the mean time the Ribbon was gone, upon which, he sent for a Constable, who seized her, but did not search her. She alledging her Innocence, the Jury acquitted her.

Susanna Cunningham , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a muslin Neckcloth from Thomas Turford , a Pair of Holland-sheets, the Goods of John Baker , and divers Goods of other Persons . It appeared that she was Servant to a Washer-woman , and fetcht the foul Linnen from several Places, pretending to wash them, and pawned them; and also took divers other Goods out of the House, and went her ways, and being taken, some of the Goods was found upon her. She had little to say for her self, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

The TRIALS being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows.

Received Sentence of Death, 5.

William Brookes, Abraham Lee, Elizabeth Price, Robert Spencer, and Susanna Hughes, who is to be Burnt.

John Roberts, alias Arthur Chambers, is respited till the next Sessions.

Burnt in the left Cheek 7.

Martha Bromley, Ann Combridge, John Hall, Jane Jones, Mary Johnson, Ellinor Jackson, and John Wilson.

For her Majesties Service in the West-Indies; John Hall.

To be Whipt 8.

Susanna Cunningham, Edward Johnson, Ann Mason, Margaret Marjoram, Rachel Smith, Sarah Turner, Ann Wilshire, and Hannah Young.

For her Majesty's Service, 3.

Peter Brookes, Richard Furber, and John Simons.

Robert King to go to Sea.

Joseph Towse, a little Boy, ordered to Sir Robert Clayton's Work-house.

Thomas Warren, Fined 300 l. and to remain in Custody till he pay the same, and find Sureties for his good Behaviour for 12 Months.

Mathew Stone, Fined 4 Nobles, and to find Sureties for his good Behaviour for 12 Months.

Stephen Swist, ordered to Bridewel for 6 Months, and to be kept at hard Labour.

Elizabeth Price, and Susanna Hughes, pleaded their Bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being Impanelled, found them both to be not with quick Child.

WHeras some Persons have lately assumed the liberty of putting out several Sham-papers, pretending to give an Account of the Dying Criminals; wherein they are so far defective and unjust, as sometimes to mistake even the Names and Crimes of those Persons. Therefore to prevent the World's being any longer impos'd upon in this manner: These are to give notice, That only true Account of the Dying Malefactors, is that which comes out the next Day after their Execution, about 11 o Clock, attested by the Ordinary, and printed for Elizabeth Maller; next to the Kings-Arms Tavern near Fleetbridge. The Title of which Account, (that it may be distinguish'd from false ones) constantly begins thus, The ORDINARY of NEWGATE by Account of the Behaviour, &c.

BOOKS sold by Eliz. Mallet near Fleet-bridge.

*** The History of Living Men, or Characters of the Royal Family, the Ministers of State, and the principal Natives of the three Kingdoms; being an Essay on a Thousand Persons that are now living, with a Poem upon each Life: Dedicated to his Royal Highness Prince George of Denmark. Price 1 s.

*** Petticoat-Government; In a Letter to the Court-Ladies, by the Author of the Post-Angel. Price 1 s.

The New Quevedo. Or, a Vision of Charon's Passengers: From the Creation of the World down to this present Year 1702. With their Names, Qualities, and particular Crimes; 1st and 2d Part. Price of each 1 s.

An Account of the Commitment, Arraignment, Tryal, and Condemnation of Nicholas Bajard Esq; for High Treason, in endeavouring to subvert the Government of the Province of New York in America, by his signing and procuring others to sign scandalous Libels, call'd Petitions or Addresses to his late Majesty King William, the Parliament of England, and the Lord Cornbury, now Governour of that Province. Before William Atwood Esq; Abraham de Peystyer Esq; and Robert Walters Esq; Appointed by a special Commission Justices of Oyer and Terminer, at the City of New-York, Feb. 19. 1701. Collected from several Memorials taken by divers Persons privately, the Commissioners having strictly prohibited the taking of the Tryals in open Court. Together with a true Copy of the Libels, Addresses themselves. Printed at New-York, by Order of his Excellency the Lord Cornbury, and reprinted at London, 1703. Sold by R. Smith, under the Piazzas of the Royal-Exchange, B. Lmtot at the Temple-gate, and E. Maltes at Fleet-bridge.

The Interest of England consider'd, in respect to Protestand dissenting from the establish'd Church; with some Thoughts about Occasional Conformity. Price 12 d.

A short Historical Essay, touching general Councils, Synod Convocations, Creeds, and Imposition in Religion; by Andrew Marvel Esq; Price 12 d.

Fight Fables on the present Posture of Affairs in Europe, viz. The Devil and the Priest, or Porto Carero's Will: The Courtier: The Pilgrims: The Usurers and Merchants: The Ingrates: The Partizan: The Confederacy: The Interview: To which is prefix'd, Aelop's Advice, both to the Princes and People of Europe. Price 6 d.

||+|| A Vindication of Magna Charta, as the Summary of English Rights and Liberties; in which its Antiquity, and the Confirmations procured to it in several Reigns, are fully set forth, The glorious Actions of the Peers of England, in order to maintain the Privileges of the People, are related and defended: And the excellency of the old English Constitution, as the noblest Constitution in the World. Price 12 d.

+++ An Argument proving, that the Imposition of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, as a Qualification for a secular Office, is (1.) Contrary to the express Laws of God. (2.) Contrary to the Doctrines of the Church of England. (3.) Contrary to the Doctrines of the Dissenters. and (4.) Contrary to the National and Natural Rights of all Mankind. In which, the Reasonableness and Necessity of taking away the Sacramental Test at this Juncture, is particularly consider'd. Price 6 d.

Remark on the Condition of the Navy, and particularly of the Victualing. In which, the Notion of Fortifying of Garrisons is exploded, and 'tis clearly prov'd, that the only Security of England consists in a good Fleet, 1700. Price 6 d.

- The second Part, containing a Reply to the Observations on the first Part: With a Discourse on the Discipline of the Navy, shewing, that the Abuses of the Seamen are the highest Violation of Magna Charta, and of the Rights and Liberties of English men. 1700. Price 6 d.

*** The present Condition of the English Navy, set forth in a Dialogue betwixt young Fudge of the Admiralty, and Captain Steermel an Oliverian Commander. Price 6 d.

+++ Plantation Justice, shewing the Constitution of their Courts, and what sort of Judges they have in them: By which Merchants may see the occasions of their great Losses and Sufferings in the Plantation Trade; Lawyers may see such a Model of Justice as they could not have thought of; and others may see how those Parts of the World are Governed. The second Edition. Price 3 d.

HARMAN STRODTMAN's last Legacy to the World: Containing most excellent Meditations and Prayers; which being very fit for the Exercise both of Devout People, and great Sinners; are (according to the Author's design) for the Benefit of the Publick, set out, and recommended to the perusal of all sorts of Persons, by the Ordinary of Newgate, Price 3 d.

All Sold by Eliz. Mallet, near Fleet bridge.

Robert Whitledge, Bookbinder, now living, at the Bible in Creed-lane, within Ludgate, where all Booksellers, and others, may be furnished with all sorts of Bibles and Common Prayers large and small, with Cuts or without, Rul'd or Urul'd, Bound in Turkey Leather, extraordinary on plain, or unbounds Also the Statutes at Large and Articles and Canons of the Church of England; Tate, and Brady's new Version of the singing Psalms, bound with the Common Prayer in French, newly printed in a very fair Character, and also all Books neatly Bound, at Reasonable Rates.

The Bible in large Folio for Churches, with several Tho. and References more than Dr. Scatergood's, by Order of his Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, with the Years before and after Christ, according to Primate Usher's Annals, Revised by the Lord Bishop of Worcester, with a Chronological Table: Also a Table and Index of Scripture Measures, Weights and Coins, and an Appendix containing the Method of Calculating its Measures of Surface, by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough. Published at his Majesty's Printing-Office in Black-friars, and may be had read, Bound of Rob. Whitledge, at the Bible in Creed-lane, near Ludgate-street.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

B. Lilburn, that formerly Lived on Ludgate-hill, next to the Kings-Arms Tavern near Fleet-Bridge, now Lives at the Golden-Board, and Ball in the Great Old-Baily, near Ludgate-hill. Who maketh and selleth, (and has done this 20 Years) the Water for taking away the Freckels, Pimple, Worms, Morphew, and red Marks of the Small-pox in the Face: With Elixir Salutis, Balsamum Vive. Tinctura Vita. Waters and Ointments for the Eyes, Powders Dentrifices, Elixirs, Essences, Oils, Spirits, &c. both for Ornament, and Curing all Diseases incident to Humane Bodies; but more especially relating to the Female Sex, likewise Judgment upon Urine.

The Anti-scorbutick Pills, price 1 s. 6 d. the Box.

The Elixir for the Collick, and Gripes, 1 s. the Bottle.

The Ointment for sore Nipples, and the Piles, the Pot.

An Ointment for Redness, Pustules, Heat, Scabs, Ring-worms, Titters, Itch or breaking out in the Face, or else where, price 1 s. the Pot.

The Ointment for Aches, and Strains, the Pot.

The Water for the Freckles, Pimples, &c. The Author has for some Years past, left with several for Sale; who now doth understand, they have been abused by Counterfeits; which to prevent for the future, doth desire those that have bought from them - and not found the Effect-answer the Ends for which it is proposed, to acquaint her with it, and where they bought it - and likewise to take notice of the Seal, viz. The 3 Water-budgets, and B. L. on the top of the Seal.

The Price of the half Pint-bottle 3 s.