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Old Bailey Proceedings, 13th October 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 Wednesday, and Thursday, being the 13th and 14th Days of October, 1703. And in the Second 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 Wednesday, and Thursday, being the 13th and 14th Days of October, 1703, before the Right Honourable Sir Samuel Dashwood , Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovel Knt. 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.

William Christopher ,

Jeremy Gerrard ,

Benjamin Brand ,

James Tromantel ,

John Marshal ,

Robert Fowler ,

Jacob Spooner ,

Thomas Clarke ,

Thomas Nelthorp ,

Thomas Pitts ,

Jonathan Garret ,

Joseph Bevin .

Middlesex Jury.

William Kidgell , Gent.

Jeremy Lewin ,

Joseph Devenish ,

Thomas Hull ,

Thomas Bootes ,

Robert Rogers ,

Thomas Yeomans ,

Brune Reeves ,

Robert Taper ,

Richard Beatniffe ,

Richard King ,

Charles Gardner .

The Proceedings were as follow.

Anthony Waggoner , of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 160 Canes, value 6 l. from John Pinkeman on the 27th of September last, to which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Thorne, alias Stanton , of the Parish of St. Peter-Cheape , was indicted for privately Stealing 8 Yards of Muslin out of the Shop of Richard Carbrand , on the 18th of Sept. last . The Prosecutor deposed, That she came into his Shop, pretending to buy some Muslin, and took her opportunity to take the Goods, and put them under her Apron, which being seen by the Apprentice, they let her go out with it, and then took her and brought her back and the Muslin dropt from her. She denied the Fact, saying she knew nothing of it, nor never saw it before they took it off the ground. The Jury considering the matter, found her guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Williams , of the Parish of St. Michael Basishaw , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 2 leather Bags, a Pair of worsted Stockings, 2 Shirts, a Pair of cloth Breeches, and divers other Goods of John Prudom , on the 30th of September last. The Prosecutor said, That as he was riding down Basinghall-street , to the Bear-Inn, on a sudden he felt his Bags pulled from off his Horse, upon which he turned about, and pursued the Prisoner, who was taken in an Alley, but nothing found upon him, he having given them to the rest of his Comrades, who went off with them: He had nothing to say for himself, the Jury found him guilty .

[No punishment. See summary.]

Elizabeth Johnson , of the Parish of St. Martins Ludgate , was indicted for privately Stealing an Ounce of Silver out of the Shop of William Barnes , on the 25th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed, That he did weigh a parcel of Silver, and left some of it upon the Counter, in the mean time the Prisoner camein, and cheapned a hollow Ring, and whilst he was busy, she conveyed some of it away, and put it in her Slieve. She denied that she stole any of it, saying, She did come to buy a Ring, and seeing some of it lie in the Scale, she did put in her Hand, and took some of it up to look upon, and laid it down again; but it was proved to the contrary. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ann Finch of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for picking the Pocket of John Wharton , on the 15th of July last, of a linnen Bag, and 55 s. in Money . The Prosecutor said, That being in Drink, and coming over the Water to Westminster, he met with a Friend of his, who sent a Watch-man to see him home; but going along, they met the Prisoner and another Woman, who would have him to go and drink, which he consented to, and the Watchman left him, and they went to the King and Queen's-Head in Charles-street, where they staid some time; afterwards he having a mind to go home, the Watchman came again to light him home, and going between the two Gates at Whitehall , the Prisoner took the Money from him, and went away into the Tilt-Yard, but making a noise, the Soldiers brought her out, and delivered her up to the Watch, with the Bag, which was taken upon her. She had nothing to say for her self; the Jury found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Margaret Richards , a little Girl , of the Parish of St. Pauls Covent-Garden , was indicted for privately Stealing 6 Yards and a half of Ribbon out of the Shop of William Smith , on the 23th of July last. The Jury considering the Tenderness of her Years, and that she was not sensible of her Fault, they acquitted her.

Bathia Philps , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silk Hood and Scarf, and divers other Goods of Elizabeth Yeomans , on the 13th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed, That she took her in to work by the Week, and the very first Day she stole the Goods, and never came any more. It appeared that she had confest the Fact when taken, and upon her Tryal said she would lie at the Mercy of the Bench. The Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Seabrooke , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silk Petticoat and Gown, and divers other Goods of Daniel Winchester , on the 26th of August last, to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Fisher , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for assaulting one William Jones with a Knife, and wounding him, with intent to cut his Throat ; to which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

John Chisnal , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for feloniously Stealing an Iron Bar value 10 s. from John Roberts , on the 26th of September last. It appeared that there were more Persons who owned the Goods, and they not being mentioned in the Indictment, the Jury acquitted him .

Mary Johnson , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 3 gold Rings, 2 Hoods, a Scarf, a silk Gown and Petticoat , from Richard Powel , on the 17th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed, That he was robbed, but by whom he knew not. Other Evidences deposed, That they met the Prisoner with a Basket full of things, and 3 Rings on her Finger, but no one proved them to be the Prosecutor's. She denying the Fact, and nothing being found upon her when taken, the Jury acquitted her.

Samuel Parker , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 75 Yards of Shaloon, the Goods of William Sheppard ; and 150 Yards of Shaloon, and also another 100 Yards of Shaloon, the Goods of Jane Rochester , on the first of October last. It appeared that the Goods were left in a Dye-House to be dyed, which was broke open, and the Goods gone, and upon search, found the Goods in the Prisoner's Fathers Stable, under a Manger; but it not appearing the Prisoner was concerned in the Fact; and he calling People to his Reputation, the Jury acquitted him.

Samuel Davis , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 58 Diamonds set in Silver gilt, value 250 l. the Goods of the Honourable Catherine Lady Herbert , on the 28th of July last. It appeared that the Jewels were put up in a Closet, which was lockt, and the Prisoner being a Coachman in the House, took his opportunity to take them; the Lady, when missing them, offered a Reward of Fourscore Pounds to any that could give any notice of it; upon enquiry, the Lady heard that a Diamond was sold on London-Bridge, and they described the Prisoner who sold it, and pursuing him, found the Prisoner at East-Ham, with all his Goods bundled up ready to be gone, and in his Trunk found all the Diamonds but one, which was found upon him in the Role of his Stocking, when searcht before the Justice. He denied the Fact, saying, He found them upon a great Heap of Rubbish, but could not prove it; and that being but a weak Excuse, the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Henry Norris , of the Parish of Stanwel , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Henry Swaine , on the 13th of September last, about 10 in the Night, and taking thence a cloth Coat, a Calamanca-wastcoat, a Pair of Plush-Breeches, and divers other Goods . The Prosecutor said, That he was gone to a Neighbour's House, and tarried there about half an Hour, and in the mean time his House was broke, and his Goods gone; but calling to one of his Neighbours, they pursued after the Thieves, and saw the Prisoner and another Man, who had the Goods in a Sack, who upon sight of them, he threw down the Goods, and went to fighting, but the Prisoner surrendring himself, the other got away. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying he workt at Harvest-work , and being poor, went to lie in a Haycock, and going that way, was taken. It appeared that the Prosecutor had his Goods again; the Jury considering the matter, found him guilty to the value of 10 d. and acquitted him of the Burglary.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Sabbin , of the Parish of White-Chappel , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 12 China-Cups, 12 Sawcers, a China-Bason, and other Goods of Thomas Hill , on the 2d of July last. It did not appear she stole them, but that they were her own, the Jury acquitted her.

Thomas Smith , of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for the Murther of John Pritchard , on the 31th of August last, by driving a Coach and Horses over his Breast, of which he languished to the 15th of September, and then died . The Prisoner declared, That he endeavoured all he could to stop his Horses, but could not, and it being done by misfortune, the Jury acquitted him.

Thomas Stroude , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Robert Emmerson , on the 12th of October last, about 1 in the Night, and taking thence 8 Iron-Bars, 4 Wedges, and 3 brass Dial-Plates The Prosecutor deposed, That a Neighbour called him up, and his Shed was broke open, and the Goods put in a Bag under the Pails. Another Evidence deposed, That he saw the Prisoner come over the Pails, and he pursued and took him. He denied the Fact, saying, He had been to see a Friend at Fulham, and coming home, lost his way, and they laid hold of him, and said he knew nothing of the matter. But the Shed being no part of the Dwelling-House, the Jury acquitted him of the Burglary, and found him guilty of the Felony to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Jane Ward , was indicted for picking a Gentleman 's Pocket of a leather Purse, and 6 l. in Money numbred , on the first of October last. The Prosecutor said, That he had been up two Nights together, and meeting the Prisoner, they went to drink, and being sleepy, laid his Head down and fell asleep, in the mean time she took his Money, and went away with it; which she denied upon her Tryal, saying she never saw the Prosecutor before in all her Life. The Jury acquitted her.

Edward Blackman , of the Parish of St. Sepulchers , was indicted for feloniously taking a pocket Handkerchief from Daniel Mason , on the 20th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed, That as he was coming through Newgate , he catcht the Prisoner's Hand in his Pocket, and had pulled his Handkerchief almost out, but not quite, so it not appearing to be in the Prisoner's possession, the Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Groves , was indicted for a Cheat, for cheating one Mary Vaughan Widow , by leaving several Parcels with her in pawn, telling her they were filled with Silk, whereas they were filled with Brick-bats and Stones . The Prosecutor said she came 8 several times to her, and that she had lent her, at several times, 27 l. 15 s. desiring her not to look into it, saying it would spoil the Silk if it should take Air: Which Fact was fully proved against her, the Jury found her guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

William Wallis , a Serjeant , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for the Murther of John Cooper , a Constable , on the 12th of May , in the first Year of the Queen . The first Evidence deposed, That he went with the Constable to May-Fair, in order to suppress Vice and Immorality, and about 7 a clock they took up a lewd Woman, and brought her before the High-Constable, and the Prisoner, and one Hawkins, came and rescued her with drawn Swords, and Hawkins was taken, the Prisoner making his escape with a drawn Sword; but said he did not see the Prisoner when Mr. Cooper was killed. Another Evidence deposed, That afterwards he took up a Person that was in grey Cloaths, who he believed was the Prisoner, but could not say he was the Person, and that they were carrying him away Pick-a-pack, and he heard some of them say, Damn him, they have him; and that the whole Mob came running with their Swords drawn, and rescued him, crying out, One and all, upon which he was forced to leap down a great Ditch to make his escape. Another Evidence deposed, That she saw a Man run over the Field, with his Sword drawn, and did believe that it was the Prisoner. Another Evidence was the Constable, who took and brought him before Sir Richard Levet , who being then not at home, he was forced to wait a while, and being in a Coffee-house, he questioned the Prisoner about it, and he did then confess that he was in the Riot, and was taken Prisoner there, and was afterwards rescued, and that he had his Sword drawn at that time. Other Evidences deposed, That they came and saw a great many in the Riot, which still continued till the Constable was killed, which was about 8 a clock, and that the Prisoner was in a grey Coat with black Buttons. He denied the Fact, saying, He was at his Quarters when the Fact was done, and called 2 Soldiers, who deposed, That they met the Prisoner coming out of the Fair about 5 a clock, and he told them that there was a Disturbance in the Fair, and desired them to go back with him to his Quarters, he being then in a red Coat, where they drank 4 or 5 Pints of Drink, and staid till past 8 a clock, when word was brought that the Constable was killed: But being askt what Day of the Month, or Day of the Week it was, they could not tell, one saying it was on a Friday, which was utterly false. But the Evidence agreeing, that he began the Riot, which continued till the death of the Constable, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Thare , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately Stealing a Pair of Serge-Curtains, out of the Shop of Wil. Jones , on the 12th of Oct. last . The Prosecutor said, That he was gone out when the Fact was done, and could not say any thing to it. Another Evidence said, He saw her come out of the Shop with something in her Lap, and pursuing her, took her in an Ale-house with the Goods. She denied the Fact, saying, She bought them of a Woman; which she could not prove. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Constance Arms , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 5 Holland-Aprons, a Hood, and divers other Goods of James Sampson , on the 20th of June last.It appearing to be a malicious Prosecution, the Jury acquitted her.

Ann Gallop , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a silver Tankard, 2 Rings, a gold Bob, 4 Guineas, and divers other Goods of John Cutting , on the first of Oct. last. It appeared that the Fact was done by the Husband, who lay in the Marshalseas for the same, the Jury acquitted her.

John Jenkins , of the Parish of St. Leonards Shoreditch , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the Wash-house part of the Dwelling-house of Thomas Lewis , on the 6th of May last, and taking thence 4 Pair of Sheets, 6 Shirts, and 6 Smocks . The Prosecutor said, He could not say the Prisoner was the Person; and there being no more Evidence against him, the Jury acquitted him.

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

Received Sentence of Death, 2.

Ann Finch, and William Wallis.

Burnt in the left Cheek 5.

Samuel Davis, Bathia Philps, Mary Seabrooke, Sarah Thorne, and Anthony Waggonner.

To be Whipt, 4.

Elizabeth Johnson, Henry Norris, Thomas Stroude, and Mary Thare.

Thomas Williams, respited till the next Sessions, he being to be indicted for a Burglary.

Called to their former Judgments, 5.

Elizabeth Deakins , Sarah Manship, alias Tims , Eliz. Wetherley , Mary Bunce , and Mary Raby .

Ann Finch pleaded her Belly, and a Jury of Matrons being Impannelled, found her to be not with quick Child.

Elizabeth Groves, fined 20 Nobles, and to remain in Prison till she pay the same.

Thomas Fisher, fined 20 l. and to remain in Prison till he pay the same, and find Sureties for his good Behaviour for 12 Months.

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 the only true Account of the Dying Malefactors, is that which comes out the next Day after their Execution, about 11 a Clock, attested by the Ordinary, and printed for Elizabeth Mallet, next to the King's-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 his Account of the Behaviour, &c.

Walking with God, shewn in a Sermon preach'd at the Funeral of Mr. Thomas Cook, in the Parish Church of St. James Clerkenwel, Aug. 13th, 1703. By Paul Lorrain, Preshyter of the Church of England, and Ordinary of Newgate. Price 3 d.

*** King William's Affection to the Church of England examin'd, the 5th Edit. Price 6 d.

Both Sold by Eliz. Mallet, near Fleet-bridge.

Robert Whitledge, Book-binder, at the Bible in Creed-lane, within Ludgate, sells all sorts of Bibles and CommonPrayers, both large and small: Also the new Book of Rates compleat; printed at the Queen's Printing-House, Tate and Brady's Singing-Psalms, and other Books, which may be had ready Bound, at reasonable rates.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

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

The Ointment for sore Nipples, and the Piles, 1 s. the Pot.

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The Ointment for Aches, and Strains, 6 d. the Pot.

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