Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 16 September 2014), April 1704 (17040426).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 26th April 1704.

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, Thursday and Friday, being the 26th, 27th and 28th Days of April, 1704

And in the Third 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, Thursday and Friday, being the 26th, 27th, and 28th Days of April, 1704 before the Right Honourable Sir JOHN PARSONS , Knight, Lord Mayor of the City, of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovell Knight, Recorder of the said City, with divers of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors are as followeth.

London Jury.

James Bennet ,

George Hamond ,

Joseph Chandler ,

John Morris ,

Joseph Chamberlin ,

Joseph Grimstead ,

Isaac Puller ,

William Territ ,

John Creech ,

William Gardner ,

Charles King ,

Thomas Dowell .

Middlesex Jury.

Robert Hampton , Gent.

William Munden ,

Humphry Bradshaw ,

James Banister ,

Richard Wingfield ,

William Panner ,

William West ,

Robert How ,

Robert Twyford ,

Francis Parker ,

John Nelson ,

John Francklin .

The Proceedings were as followeth.

Ann Hawkins , of the Parish of Saint Katherine Creedchurch , was indicted for Feloniously Stealing divers Goods from Samuel Storey on the 25th of February last; to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

She was a second time indicted for a Burglary, for breaking the House of the said Mr. Storey, on the said 25th of February last, and taking thence six Silver Spoons, six Rings set with Diamonds, a Stone Ring, a 5l. piece of Gold, and divers other Goods ; but there being a fault in the Indictment, she was acquitted .

Mary Trenchfield , of the Parish of Saint Peter Le Poor , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 12 pair of Blankets, and 2 Rings , from James Fordham , on the 14th of April last, to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Dorothy Warwick , of the Parish of Saint Mary Bothaw , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 6 Broad Pieces of Gold, and a Gold Ring , from Samuel Tuckey , on the 13th of March last; to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Finch , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Gold Ring from Jeremy Knight , on the 16th of April last; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Priscilla Jones , of the Parish of Saint Peter Le Poor , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Silver Spoons, a Silk Gown, a Petticoat , from Nicholas Brightwell on the 12th of February last. The Prosecutor deposed, That she was a Servant in the House, and took the Goods and went away with them, and was afterwards taken at Westminster, but nothing found upon her, and she alledging her Innocence, by saying, That she gave notice to the Prosecutor's Daughter that her Work was to hard for her, and would therefore go away; The Jury thereupon acquitted her.

Margaret Ellis , of the Parish of Saint Magdalen Old Fishstreet , was indicted for privately Stealing a Wooden Box, and 5l. 13s. and 6d. out of the Shop of John Villers and Richard Abel on the 15th of April last. The first Evidence deposed, That he saw the Prisoner standing at his Master's Door, who said, that she waited for Mrs. White. The Porter of the Shop seeing her stand, told her he would fetch her a Chair; which she refused, saying, That she would sit upon a piece of Board; which she did, it being near the Money Box, and on a sudden she took the Box and went away, but the Porter crying out, they pursued her and took the Box and Money upon her. The Prisoner in her own Defence, said, That she had a very bad Husband, who made her sell all her Goods, and left her with two small Children, but did not deny the Fact, the Jury thereupon found her Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Ann Digger , of the Parish of St. Peter Le Poor , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 12 pair of Blankets and 3 Rugs from James Fordham , on the 14th of April last. The Prosecutor said, that the Prisoner's Sister was a Servant in the House, and between them both Conveyed away the goods, and sold them at several Places, where he got most of them again. The Prisoner for her defence, said, that her Sister gave them her, and that she did not know that they were stolen, her Sister telling her, that she had them of her Master, at reasonable rates; which the Jury considering found her Guilty of the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Wiseman , of the Parish of Saint Buttolphs without Algate , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Silver-Spoon , the Goods of a Person unknown, on the 25th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed, That the Prisoner came to his Shop, and offer'd to sell him a Spoon that was broke; but mistrusting it to be stoln, stopt him but the Prisoner upon Tryal denied the Fact; saying he found it in a Ditch, and there being no Evidence to prove he stole it, the Jury acquitted him.

C- E- of the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately Stealing 5 Yards and a Half, of Ribbon, value 7s. and 8d. out of the Shop of Elizabeth Bussey , on the 4th of April last. It did not appear she took it, and she call'd divers Witnesses to prove her Reputation; the Jury acquitted her.

Anne Stone , of the Parish of Saint Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Pewter-dish, and a Flaxen Napkin , from Samuel Collerick , on the 12th of February last, it appear'd that she took the Goods; which she afterwards confest, when brought before the Justice, upon her Tryal, she also own'd, that, it was her first Fact; which the Jury considering, found her Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Dean , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Field , was indicted for privately Stealing 36 Yards of Stuff, Value 30s. out of the Shop of John [Text unreadable in original.] on the 24th of March last. The first evidence deposed, That the Prisoner came into the Shop, pretending to buy some Stuff, and that the Goods lay upon the Counter, and while they were busie, she conveyed away the Goods, and run into a Joyners Shop, telling the Joyner's Boy, that her Husband was following her to beat her, and desir'd to hide her self there, but they persuing her, there she dropt the Goods behind some Deal-boards, where they were found, she denied the Fact; saying, that she was never in the Shop, and did not know any thing of it, she could not call any to her Reputation. The Jury considering the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 4s. 10d.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Deverey , of the Parish of Saint Clement-Danes , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Bag and ten Pounds in Money , from John Rhodes , on the 12th of March last. The Prosecutor said, that he did only suspect the Prisoner, by reason, that he was an unlucky Boy , but nothing being found upon him, and he alledging his Innocence: the Jury acquitted him.

Ann Hawkins , of the Parish of Saint Catherine Creedchurch , was a third time indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of the Royal African Company, on the 25th February last, about 7 in the Night, and taking thence 6 Silver Spoons, 6 Rings, set with Diamonds, a Stone Ring, a 5l. Piece, and 4l. 5s. in Money, the Goods of Samuel Storey : The first Evidence deposed that the Prisoner was a Servant to him formerly, and went away from him, and said, that she us'd to call as she went by that way, to see her Mistress, and came that Evening there, being no body at home but a little Boy, he being out of Town, and convey'd away the Booty. The next Evidence was the Boy, who deposed that he was standing in Leaden-hall street, the Prisoner beckon'd to him, and told him that she was very cold, and desired him to let her go upstairs, and she would go and call Tom; (who was her Husband,) and they would have a Pot of Drink; which he consented to, and being come up, she desir'd him to go and fetch the Drink, which he agreed to, and in the mean time, she took the Trunk out of an Inner Room, that was double lockt, and lockt the same again; but he coming back, she pretended to go and call Tom, and in the mean time carried off the Trunk, and staid some while, and then came again, to prevent Discovery. There was other Evidence, who deposed that the Prisoner sent the 5l. piece of Gold to be pawn'd, At one Congrell's, at Salt-Peter Bank. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact; only saying that the Door was open; and the Boy upon Tryal, declar'd that it was Day-light: The Jury found her Guilty of Felony only, and acquitted her of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Cray Mook , of the Parish of Saint Magnus the Martyr , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 2 Pewter-Plates, a Holland-shift, a Silver Spoon, and divers other Goods , of Peter Weston , on the 11th of April last. The Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner us'd to come to her House, and she us'd to relieve her; but taking her Opportunity at times, conveyed away the said Goods, and offering to sell the Spoon to a Goldsmith, near Exeter-Exchange in the Strand, she was stopt, and confes'd how she came by it, and the rest of the Goods were found in her Lodgings when search'd. She had nothing to say in her own Defence, nor could call any to her Reputation: The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Baker , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for carrying away 192 Yards of Shalloon , the Goods of Roger Bird , to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

H- J- was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for taking away a pair of Womens shoes, and 4 of Mens , the Goods of John Hanwell , to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

Peter Bulkley , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 4 Yards of Callico , from Joseph Collier , to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Fox , of the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Thomas Walters , on the 20th December last, and taking thence 7 Fustian Froks, 3 Cloath-Coats, a Drugget-Coat, 2 Pair of Breeches, and divers other Goods , to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty . This was one of those Highway-men, that was taken at the Bear-Inn in Basinghall-street.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Johnson , of the Parish of Saint John Wapping , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Gold-Ring, and a Cornelian Ring . The Goods of Thomas Browning , on the 12th of March , in the 11th Year of the late King William, it appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor could not tell which way she lost it, so it not appearing the Prisoner had it, the Jury acquitted her.

Mary Simrow alias Atkins , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for a Misdemeaner, for embezzelling a Silver-Tankerd, and divers other Goods of Sir John Wolstenholm ; but the Evidence did not come up to the Indictment: The Jury acquitted her.

Thomas Carrow , of the Parish of St. Clement-Danes , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Stuft-Pettycoat , from William Rowe , on the 6th of November last. The Prosecutor said; that he sent divers Goods to a Dyer to be died, among which was this Petticoat, which was then lost, and afterwards found at a Brokers pawned by the Prisoner, who denied that he Stole it, saying, That it was given him by another Person to pawn, and called a Witness to prove the same. The acquitted him.

James Dimekin , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for the Murther of one James Grannt on the 12th of April last, by giving him a Wound with a Rapier near the Right Arm-Pit, of which he instantly dyed . The Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner and the Deceased came into the House and called for some Drink, and the Deceased fell asleep, and the Prisoner waking him, he was in a Passion, and drew his Sword, and the other drew also, and in the scuffle the Deceased received his wound. The Prisoner for his Defence said That they had been upon the Guard, and waking the Deceased, he drew his Sword and wounded him in the Thigh, upon which he drew back, and the Prisoner followed him up, so that they could go no further: The Jury thereupon found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Martha Hill , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted, for feloniously Stealing 2 pair of Holland-Sheets, a pair of Flaxen Sheets, and divers other Goods of John Lyden , on the 11th of March last: The Prosecutor said, That her House was broke at Greenwich in Kent, and the Goods found upon the Prisoner. Another Evidence deposed, That he was a Waterman, and plyed at St. Saviours Mill, where the Prisoner came early in the Morning, and he carried her to King Edward-Stairs, but upon the Water he mistrusted that she had Stole the Goods, when he came ashore he charged her with a Constable, who carried her and the Goods before a Justice, and some time after they were owned by the Prosecutor. She denyed the Fact, saying, That her Husband brought them to her about four a Clock in the Morning, and commanded her to carry them to the Rose in Ratcliff, and did not know that they were Stole; but being an Offender, and giving no good account of her self, the Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Davey , of the Parish of St. Gregorys , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a half hundred leaden Weight from John Cassold , on the 11th of March last. The Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner came into the Shop and took the weight, and gave it a nother Person. He denyed the Fact, saying, That he was never near the Shop in all his Life, and did not medle with any thing which was proved, to the contrary, and he could not call any to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Ford , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 2 Brass Candlesticks, 6 Pewter Plates, a Bason, 4 Shirts, and divers other Goods of Oliver Sawyer , on the 31st of March last. The Prosecutor deposed, That she came to take a Lodging at his House, and when he and his Wife were gone to Bed she got up and took the Goods, and went away out at the Back Door; but the next day upon inquiry, found the Prisoner with the Goods at the Cross Keys at Whitechappel, playing at Cards. She denyed the Fact, saying, She knew nothing of it; but being known to be an Offender, and could not call any to her Reputation, the Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Dickman and John Linvill , both of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , were indicted for Felony and Burglary; for breaking the House of John Brampton on the 12th of April last, about one or two in the night, and taking thence 2 pair of Flaxen Sheets, 4 Shirts, 2 Smocks, and divers other Goods to a considerable value . The Prosecutor deposed, That his House was broke open in Swan Ally about two in the Night and the Iron-Bar of a Window broke, and his Goods gone, and the Watchman coming his Rounds about 3 a Clock, and call'd him up, and making inquiry; heard that there were some Persons carried some Linnen early in the Morning to a House in Chick-Lane, where being come, found the Prisoners offering them to Sale, upon which they were for making their escape, but were afterwards taken, and in Linvill's Bosom they found a Laced Hankerchief, which the Prosecutor owned to be his. They both denyed the Fact, saying, That Night they had been out late a Drinking, and in Woods-Close found the Goods upon a Dunghill. They could not prove it, or call any to their Reputations. They being both Offenders, the Jury found them Both Guilty of the said Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Robinson , of the Parish of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously Stealing two Yards of Muslin from William Haynes on the 25th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed, That she came into his Yard and took the Goods, and pursued after her and took her. She denyed the Fact, saying, She did not steal them, but found them upon the Ground; but could not prove it: The jury considering the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Silvester Harlackenden , Gent. of the Parish of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for the Murther of one Roger Wincoll , on the 3d of March last, by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Sword on the left part of the Body, under the left Pap, of which he dyed . He was also indicted on the Statute of Stabbing; and upon the Coroner's Inquest. The first Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner and two Ladies came to the Roe-Buck in Suffolk-street, between 10 and 11 at Night, and staid till it was early in the Morning, and then took a Coach, which was at the Door, who drove them to Holly Street, where the ladies were set down. Another Evidence deposed, That he heard a noise of a Coach at the Corner of Clare-Market House, and looking out of a Window he saw the Prisoner there, and heard them talking high Words, and then went away, and when he came back, heard the Prisoner say, God damn him; Are not you a Rogue to impose upon any Gentleman so? And then walked away, and presently after the Deceased fell down. Another Evidence said, That he found the Deceased fallen down under the Coach, and that he and the Watchman got him into the Coach, and found him wounded, and carried him home to his House in Brownlow-street, where the Deceased declared that the Prisoner gave him but a Shilling, and he deserved Half a Crown, and that he would give him no more; and importuning him till the Prisoner gave him the said Wound. The Prisoner for his defence, said, That the Deceased struck him several Blows with the stock of his Whip, and struck off his Hat into the Kennel, and gave him Scurrilous Language, but said nothing of the wounding him, and also alledged, that he never absconded but went publickly about his Business; He called divers People to prove that he was of a very quiet Temper, and never given to any manner of Quarrelling, all which matters the Jury having considered, found him Guilty of all three Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

Ann Ellis and Mary Musgrove , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , were indicted upon two Indictments, the first for a Burglary, for breaking the House of Thomas Maston on the 25th of March last, with intention to steal his Goods ; and the second for stealing a Silver Cup, and a Stuff Coat and Wastcoat, the Goods of the said Mr. Maston : As for the Burglary, it appeared that they were frighted, before they committed any Fact. They were acquitted of this. As for the second Indictment, he said that his Goods were taken away on the 19th of April last, but who took them knew not. There was another Evidence who deposed, That he was concerned with Musgrove when she went to rob the House the first time; and also said, That she confest to him that she was at the last Fact, and said, that she had been looking for him to give him a snack. She had nothing to say in her own Defence: The Jury found her Guilty of the Felony, and there being no Evidence against Ellis, she was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Sturgis , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 3 Deal-Boards from John Moreland , on the 28th Day of March last. The Prosecutor said he lost his Boards, and found them upon him at Bloomsbury. But the Prisoner said, that he had them out of the Prosecutor's Yard, by the Consent of the Prosecutor's Wife, and was to pay her 6s. for them; the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

Richard Cook , of the Parish of St. Martin Outwich , was indicted, for feloniously Stealing 700 Weight of Tobacco , from Thomas Corbin , on the 26th of February last. The Evidence deposed, That the Cellar was robbed where the Goods were laid, and upon Examination, found that it was the Prisoner, who being taken and brought before the Justice, confest the same upon his Tryal. He denyed it, saying, He knew nothing of it; and as for his Confession, he said that they promised to be kind to him, if he did confess the Fact; which was denyed by the other Evidence. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Nicholson , of the Parish of St. Ann and Agnes , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a pair of Women's Leather Shoes from Abraham Giles , on the 25th of April last. The Prosecutor said, That he lost a pair of Shoes off his Stall, and pursuing the Prisoner took him with the Goods in his Bosome; who said, That he did take them, but not with an intent to Steal them: and it being his first Fact, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Regale Stewart , of the Parish of St. Andrew Wardrobe , was indicted upon two Indictments, the First was for, that he the th of February last, did Ravish and Carnally know one, Ann Merrick , a Virgin, of the Age of 10 Years and 10 Months, against her will and consent , and the second was Ravishing one Ellinor Merrick , an Infant , of the age of 4 Years and 2 Months, on the 15th of March last . Ann Merrick said, That he sent her for a Pint of Drink, and being come back he catched her by the Arm, and pulled her into his Bed Chamber, and had knowledge of her three times. The Mother of the Children deposed, That they were abused by the Prisoner, and called divers Midwives and Doctors who had viewed their Bodies, who believed that there might be some force, but how knew not. The Prisoner for his defence, called divers Witnesses to prove that there was no Violence offered to the Children; And the Midwives and Surgeons on both sides being sent out, on the Tryal, to view their Bodies, found that the Eldest had not lost her Virginity. There was divers other matters alledged, which seemed to be Impossibilities, and it being look'd upon to be only Malice: And the Prisoner called divers Witnesses, who gave a good Report of him, and said, That he had been the Father of 22 Children by his Wife, and could not believe him to be guilty of such an Offence, and there being no Evidence concerning the Youngest. The Jury acquitted him of both Indictments.

P- M- of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately Stealing 5 Yards and a half of Ribbon, value 9s. 8d. out of the Shop of Elizabeth Russey , on the 4th of April last. It did not appear, that any of the Goods were ever in her Custody, and she alledging her Innocence, called divers People to her Reputation, the Jury acquitted her.

Sarah Windall , and George Way , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted for privately Stealing 20 Yards of Muslin, out of the Shop of William Vickery , on the 12th of April last, it appear'd that they came into the Shop, to buy some Kenting Neck Cloaths, and whilst they were busie, took the Goods, and went away; but being afterwards taken in another Shop, and being brought back, the Goods were found upon the Woman. There was other Evidence, who deposed that they saw the Goods into the Man's Custody. They both denied the Fact, but the Evidence was positive. The Jury found them both Guilty to 4s. and 10d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Edward Mathews , of the parish of St. Mary le Savoy , was indicted for, Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Samuel Strickland , on the 11th of February last, about 8 in the Night, and taking thence 3 Yards of Silk, the Goods of Roberta Gibbs . It appear'd that the Prisoner was taken, and being brought into the Shop, whilst they were examining him, the Goods, were brought by another Person. The Prisoner said, that coming that way, they took him up, and knew nothing of it; The Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Sparks , of the Parish of St. Bottolph without Aldgate was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Scarlet Petticoat , from John Stone , on the 24th of April last. The Prosecutors Wife deposed that the Prisoner was a weekly Servant to her, and took her opportunity to take the Goods and went away with them; but being afterwards taken, confest that she had pawn'd it to a Broker for 25s. She did not deny it upon her Tryal, she was thereupon found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Haynes , was indicted for a Misdemeaner, for getting in at a Window of the House of one Edward Dutton Cole with an intention to steal his Goods . The first Evidence deposed that they heard the cry of Thieves, and being up a pair of stairs and coming down took the Prisoner in a Room one pair of Stairs. There was other Evidence, who saw him get in at the Window, and also that they found his Hat in the Room. The Prisoner said, that coming that way, a Man took off his Hat, and threw it in at the Window, and did get upon some Railes, and so into the Window to fetch it, and was there taken, and had no Design to steal any thing; but he could not prove it or call any to his Reputation: The Jury found him Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

Randal Royal , of the precinct of Saint Catherines , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Handkerchiefs, 2 Fans, 4 Silk Hoods, 2 Scarfs, and divers other Goods , of John Bonner , and a Cloath-Coat and Breeches, of William Diet , on the 13th of March last; there was no Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

William Naylor , Jun. Of the Parish of Saint Stephen Colemanstreet , was indicted for the Murther of one George Naylor , his Brother, on the 3d of May , in the first Year of the QUEEN; by giving him one mortal Wound, with a Penknife, near the left Pap, of which he languish'd to the 7th, and then died . The Father deposed that his Son the Prisoner came home late, and he desir'd him to go the Bed; which he refus'd, upon which he struck him, and his Mother said, Will you kill him? And the Deceas'd hearing the Noise, rose out of his Bed, and came down in his Shirt, and seeing him scuffle with his Father, took his part, and they both being down upon the Ground, the Prisoner had the Penknife in his Hand; but being up again, the Deceas'd took it out of his Hand, and scuffling together again, the Deceased received the said Wound, which he afterwards own'd and said, that it was his own seeking: The Jury found the matter specially .

Mary Vasse , was indicted for a Misdemeaner for forging a Counterfeit Writing, called a Bill of Sale, In the Name of one Richard Ellis , belonging to Her Majesty's Ship the St. Albans Prize, and by that means did receive the Summ of 19l. 17s. the Wages of the said Ellis for his Service in the War . The Fact was fully prov'd against her, the Jury found her Guilty .

She was a second time indicted with one Elizabeth Melton , for the like Offence, and receiving the Summ of 44l. the Wages of one Henry Enman , belonging to the St. Albans Prize , The Evidence not being full enough to convict them on this Indictment, they were acquitted.

Mary Price, alias Hartington , of the Parish of Eling , was indicted for the Horrible and abominable Sin of Sodomy, committed with a Dog , on the 25th of March last. The Evidence against her was a Girl, who lived in a Room one pair of Stairs in the same House; where the Prisoner liv'd, who deposed, That there was a Hole in the Floor, and broke through the Ceiling, whereby she could see into the Prisoners Room, and said, that that Night about 8 or 9 a Clock, being above Stairs, the Prisoner had a Light in her Room, and she saw her sitting in a Chair, by the Fire-side, looking backward, and took the Dog to her, which she said, acted with her as to a Bitch. The Mother also deposed that she saw nothing of it, but brought a piece of Paper of the bigness of the Hole. She denied the Fact, saying it was done out of Malice and Spight, and, none of her Dog, and that, the Evidence and her Mother had several times done her Injuries in her Goods and Cloaths, by throwing Soap Sudds, and other things, which came through the Seiling, and spoilt them. She call'd Witnesses, who said that it was done out of Malice and Spight to her, by reason, they would have her gone out of the House. Another Evidence said, that asking the Witnesses, before the Tryal, what Colour the Dog was of: She reply'd she could not tell, nor did not know whether it was her Dog or no. There was divers other Evidence, who declar'd that there had been several Quarrels between them, and the Constable deposed, that they were quarrelsome People, and that he had had several Warrants against the Evidence and her Mother, and said, that it was impossible for any Body to see through the Hole to the Fire-side, and see what any Person was doing of, all which the Jury considering acquitted her.

E- W- and Thomas White , of the Parish of Saint Clements Danes , were indicted for feloniously taking a Guinea from the Wife of John Nicholson , on the 23th of February last, it appear'd that they came to the House, to distrain for a fine for keeping a Disorderly House, and not with any Intent to steal, and the Prosecution being a malicious one, the Jury honourably acquitted them.

Zachariah Fitch of the Parish of Chiswick , was indicted for feloniously Stealing 7 Perry-wiggs, value 20l. from Corbet Gun , on the 12th of September , in the first Year of the QUEEN. The Prosecutor said, that he kept a Shop at Brentford , and leaving the Prisoner there at work, whilst he was gone out, the Prisoner went away, and his Goods were gone, but pursuing him, he was afterwards taken at Cambridge, and being brought to London, denied the Fact: upon his Tryal, he said, that he had bought a Suite of Cloaths of a Man, and had not paid for them, who threatened to arrest him, and having Notice thereof, was forc'd to go away, without leave, and did not take any thing with him. There was no Evidence to prove that they were in his Possession, the Jury acquitted him.

Humphry Lewis , of the Parish of St. Pancras , was indicted for High Treason,, by Counterfeiting the Currant Coyn of the Kingdom , on the 15th of August , in the 8th Year of the late King WILLIAM, it being so long since, there was no Evidence to prove he coyn'd, so the Jury acquitted him.

Thomas Stedman , of the Parish of St. Pauls Covent-Garden , was indicted for the Murther of one Christian, the Wife of Dennis Macdonnel , on the 15th of October , in the second Year of the QUEEN, by giving her a Mortal Wound, with a Sword on the left Part of her Body, near the Loins, of which she soon after died . The Husband deposed that one Lewis and one Hilton, Soldiers, were fighting with their Swords in Covent-Garden , and the Prisoner being a Serjeant , and coming by the Deceased, said to him, will you see them murder one another, upon which he called her Bitch, and she struck him on the Face, with her Patten, which cut him on the Eye-brow, then he struck her on the Brest with the Point of his Sword, and he getting away, he ran after her, and by the Railes gave her the Wound in the Back, which Fact the Jury having consider'd found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Johnson, alias Howard , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for Robbing the House of Mary Guy in the Daytime, no Person being therein, and taking thence a Stuff-Pettycoat, a Fustian Wast-Coat, and divers other Goods , on the 8th of April last; there was no Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

John Dagford, alias Bentley , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for secretly taking 40s. from Dorothy the Wife of William Brookhurst , on the 16th of March last; there was no Evidence against her, she was acquitted .

William Bunch was indicted for a Misdemeaner, for Assaulting one Jonathan Appleyard , with an Intent to Rob him ; there was no Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

Cecilie Labree , who was formerly convicted for High Treason, for Counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom, and pardoned on condition to Transport her self out of the Queen's Dominions, and never to return no more; having broke the Conditions of her Pardon, is Ordered to prepare her self for Death .

Received Sentence of Death 5.

Richard Dickman, Margaret Ellis, William Fox, Silvester Harlackendon, and John Linvill

Cecilie Labree , who was formerly convicted for High Treason, for Counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom, and pardoned on condition to Transport her self out of the Queen's Dominions, and never to return no more; having broke the Conditions of her Pardon, is Ordered to prepare her self for Death .

Burnt in the Hand, 2.

James Dimekin and Thomas Stealman.

Burnt in the Cheek, 14

Peter Bulkley, Cray Mook, Richard Cook, Mary Deane, Robert Finch, Mary Ford, Ann Hawkins, Martha Hill, Mary Musgrove, Elizabeth Sparks, Mary Trenchfield,Dorothy Warwick, Sarah Windall and George Way.

To be Whipt, 5.

Ann Digger, John Davey, Robert Nicholson, Mary Robinson and Ann Stowe.

H - J - Fined six and twenty Shillings and eight Pence.

Robert Baker Fined 20 Marks.

William Haynes Fined 20 Nobles.

Mary Vasse Fined 20 Marks, and to stand 3 times on the Pillory at the Pay-Office, Navy-Office, and Royal Exchange.

Margaret Ellis pleaded her Belly, and a Jury of Matrons Being Impanelled, found her to be with quick Child.

ADVERTISEMENT.

All Persons Distemper'd in Mind by Melancholy or Despair, from what cause so ever, are with God's Blessing, speedily Cured, if curable (with the most kind and tender usage allowing them plentiful Dyer, and all other Comfortable Accomodation) by a Physician of long Practice, and great Experience in those [Text unreadable in original.] Cases.

Living next Door to Shadwell Coffee-House, between the Church and Market in Upper-Shadwell, near London. Who also Cures any kind of Fits and all Pains and Lameness of the Limbs, though Useless and Bedrid.

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