Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 27 November 2014), September 1710 (17100906).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 6th September 1710.

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 BAYLY.

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th, days of September, 1710. In the Ninth Year of Her MAJESTY's Reign.

BEfore the Rt. Hon. Sir SAMUEL GARRARD , Baronet, Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Peter King , Knt. Recorder, with several of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as followeth.

London Jury.

John Jackson

John Shaw

John Walton

Richard Read

William Floyd

John Horn

Nathaniel Chavet

Thomas Unwinn

Robert Nelms

Henry Somes

John Sherriff

William Palmer

Middlesex Jury.

John Page , Esq;

Charles Munden

Daniel Hawkins

Benjamin Gascoign

Nicholas Parker , Jun.

Robert Dicks

Henry Newman

John Street

Nathaniel Ravener

Simon Ravener

John Marsh

Samuel Reynolds

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Mary Lee and Elizabeth Debuke , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , were both indicted for privately stealing from the Person of William Marsh , a silver Watch with a Tortois Shell Case value 3 l. on the 2d of May last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor pick'd up Elizabeth Debuke at Green-Goose Fair, and carry'd her into an Alehouse; that while they were there together, she took his Watch privately out of his Fob. The Fact being clearly prov'd upon her, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony: But the Evidence not proving any thing upon Lee, she was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Nathaniel Adams , of St. Botolph without Algate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 153 pound of Beef, value 34 s. the Goods of our Sovereign Lady the Queen , on the 21st of August last. It appear'd that some Beef had been missing out of the Queen's Stores; on Tower-Hill , and the Prisoners House being searcht, 39 pieces were found in his Privy, weighing some pieces 3 pound, some 4 pound, and cut after the manner of those that were stol'n. The Prisoner giving a trifling Account how he came by them, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Cox , of Stepney , was Indicted for the Murder of Mordecai Witington , by driving his Horses over him, which occasion'd one mortal Bruise in the left side of his Head, near his left Temple , on the 6th of April last, of which he languish'd till the 24th of May following, and then dy'd. It appear'd that the Prisoner was driving his Cart and Horses in the Queen's High-way, the Deceas'd a Child , being then on the way, was push'd down by the fore Horse, and receiv'd a bruise in the Head from the Foot of the 2d Horse, of which, the Surgeons depos'd he dy'd. But it appearing from the Queen's Evidence, that the Prisoner drove a moderate Pace, and was at the side of his Horses. That he saw not the Child, when the Accident happen'd, and stop'd his Horses, when the People cry'd out, the Jury brought it in Chance Medly .

William Maw , of St. Botolphs without Aldgate , was Indicted for breaking open the Dwelling-house of William Smith in the Night time, and taking from the was a quantity of Pewter and wearing Cloths, and other things to a considerable value , on the 12th of August last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor, went from his House about 3 in the Morning, and returning about 6 found it broken upon, and his Goods gone, part of which the same Morning was taken upon the Prisoner as he offer'd 'em to Sale. He saying little for himself, and being an old Offender, the Jury found him guilty of the Felony . But no Proof being given of the Burglary, he was acquitted of that.

[Branding. See summary.]

Joseph Jacobs , was Indicted for Assaulting Elizabeth Fox , on the River of Thames, in the Queen's High-way, and taking from her a silk Hood value 1 s. 6 d. a Cap 1 s. 6 d. and a Holland Apron 3 s. on the 4th of August last. But the Evidence not proving the Fact against the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Tyler , of Hammersmith , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Damask Napkins value 3 s. 6 d. a Hucka bag Napkin 1 s. the Goods of Thomas Ayres , on the 15th of August last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor having lost some Linnen, suspected the Prisoner, and searching her Lodging found the Goods mention'd in the Indictment, and the Prisoner saying nothing in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

Hannah Brooks , of St. Botolphs Aldgate , was was Indicted for feloniously stealing, a Rug value 6 s. and a Blanket 4 s. the Goods of George Darby , on the 11th of July last. It appear'd that the Prisoner going by the Prosecutors Shop, was seen to snatch the Goods from the Shop Window, and being pursu'd, they were taken upon her; The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

Thomas Street , of Stepney , was Indicted for feloniously Marrying Elizabeth Scarlet , a second Wife on the 23d of July last, his first Wife Elizabeth Cook , whom he Marry'd on the 24th of December, 1706. being living . The Evidence substantially prov'd the 1st Marriage, but there appearing no Proof of the 2d, the Jury acquitted him.

Jacob Bragg , of St. Peters Cornhill , was Indicted for the Murder of Christopher Denmare , by driving the near Wheel of his Coach over his left Leg, on the 24th of October last, of which he languish'd till the 11th of November following, and then died . He was a 2d time Indicted upon the Coroners inquest, for the Manslaughter of the said Denmare. It appear'd that the Deceas'd being an under Beadle , and whose business it was to regulate the standing of Coaches in Cornhill , observ'd the Prisoner to be out of his Stand, order'd him to drive to such a Place,which the Prisoner refusing, the Deceas'd took hold of his Horses; upon which the Prisoner whipt them, and drove them against him, and threw him down, and one of the Wheels ran over his Leg and broke it, of which Hurt the Surgeons depos'd he died. It did not appear that the Prisoner had any premeditated Malice against the Deceas'd, the Jury found him guilty of Manslaughter only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Forest , of Stepney Spinster , was Indicted for the Murder of her Male Bastard Infant, by strangling it with both Hands, on the 2d of August last of which it instantly died . It appeared that on the Date above said, a Child was found Dead in the Fields near Mile End, and prov'd to be the Prisoners. It further appear'd that the Child was born about 5 that Morning, the Prisoner calling no Person to her Assistance, neither had she made any Provision for the Birth of the Child as the Law requires. The Prisoner in her Defence said the Child was Still born, but no Proof appearing of that, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Baldwin , of St. James Clerkenwell , was Indicted for breaking, open the Shop of Christopher Moletrap adjoining to the House of Ralph Winsor , and taking from thence 12 Ells of Holland value 24 s. 60 Yards of Ferrit Ribbon 12 s. and 2 pair of Stockings 5 s. the Goods of the said Moletrap; but the Evidence not proving the Fact upon the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Samuel Miles , of St. Sepulchres , Labourer , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a brown Gelding value 4 l. the Goods of John How , on the 30th of August last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor lost his Gelding from a Common; and apprehending the Prisoner upon Suspicion, before the Justice he confess'd the Fact, and saying nothing in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Garret alias Gilot , of St. Olive Silver-street , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Box with a silk Gowns, a silk petticoats, and other wearing Cloaths value 25 l. on the 28th of August last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor alighting from a Coach, her Goods which were in the Hay Box were seen to be taken from thence by the Prisoner, who fled with them, but being pursu'd he dropt them. The Fact being plain, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

David Jones and John Tims , of St. Andrews Holbourn , were both Indicted for privately stealing 2 pieces of Printed Callicoe containing 19 Yards, value 40 s. the Goods of William Butler , on the 17th of August last. It appeared that Jones came into the Prosecutors Shop and ask'd for one Mr. King, and being answer'd he turn'd quick about and took the Goods from the Shop Window, but was taken going off with them. He saying nothing in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony. But the Evidence not reaching Tims, he was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Haddington , of Isleworth , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a gold Ring value 14 s. the Goods of John Birket , on the 15th of August last. It appeared that the Prosecutor lost his Goods from his Parlor Window, and suspecting the Prisoner who was a Day Labourer at his House caus'd him to be apprehended, and when examin'd confess'd the Fact, and that he sold it for 12 s. The Evidence being positive, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Gouge , of St. Anns Black Friars , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Linnen Sheet value 2 s. a Dimitty Petticoat 3 s. 3 Diaper Napkins 1 s. 6 d. 1 Guinea, 2 gold Rings and 18 s. in Money , the Goods and Mony of Jacob Lesturgeon , on the 9th of August last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was a Lodger in the Prosecutors House, and the Prosecutor going out left the Prisoner alone in his House; that when she return'd, the Prisoner was gone, and the Goods missing; that the Prisoner was aftewards taken, and upon her Examination confess'd the Fact, and directed the Prosecutor to the Places were she had pawn'd the Goods. The Prisoner saying nothing for her self, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony. She was a 2d time Indicted for feloniously stealing some Linnen, Wearing Cloths and other Things , the Goods of John Briston and Mary Cambell . This Indictment like wise being clearly proved upon her, the Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Francis Smith , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 2 brass Kettles value 20 s. on the 11th of August last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was seen by the Prosecutors Servant to take the Goods from the Shop Door, and being pursu'd they were taken upon him. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

Mary Weaver , of St. Botolphs without Aldersgate , was Indicted for stealing a gold Ring , the Goods of Richard Askew , on the 23d of August last. But the Evidence not proving the Fact upon the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.

Herbert Smale , John Thomas and Ralph Wittingham , were as three Indicted for a Riot and Fray in Black Friars , on the 12th of March last. But no Evidence appealing against them, they were acquitted .

William Weaver , Thomas Weaver and William Evans were Indicted for breaking open the Dwelling House of John Cullen in the Night time and taking from the a Stuff Coat, a Cane with a silver Head, 3 yards of Holland Cloth and Sarcenet Hood, the Goods of the said John Cullen , and 48 pair of Gloves value 25 s. the Goods of Elipholes Murry . It appeared that Evans was a Peruke Makers Apprentice that Lodg'd with the Prosecutor Cullen: In the Night aforesaid he run away from his Master, and the Goods were missing at the same time, and he being afterwards taken confess'd the Fact. It further appear'd that the other 2 were concern'd with him in the Robbery; the Jury found them guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Gratrix , of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for the Murder of Sarah Surrupsal , by striking and bruiung her with a Pewter Pot upon the Head and right side, on the 9th of June last of which she languish'd till the 8th of July following and then dy'd. She was again Indicted upon the Coroners Inquest for the Murder of the said Sarah Surupsal. It appear'd that the Prisoner, the Deceased and another Woman, were at Dinner together at the Prisoners, that after Dinner a Quarrel arose between the Deceas'd and the Prisoner, upon which the Prisoner took up a quart Pewter Pot, and gave her divers Blows upon the Head, and right Side, which by the Judgment of the Surgeons was the Occasion of her Death. The Jury found her guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Davis , of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Cocoa Nutshell Cup tip'd with Silver value 5 s. a suit of lac'd Headcloths 8 s. 6 d. It appear'd that the Prisoner being destitute of a Lodging, the Prosecutor out of kindness gave her a Lodging; the next Morning she went out, and left the Prisoner a Bed, and returning the Prisoner and things were gone, but when taken she confess'd the Fact, and the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

William Cripp , Benjamin Goodwin and James Babb , of the Parish of Twittenham , were all three Indicted for the Murder of John Roust , by giving him one mortal Wound with a wooden Staff upon the Head, on the 18th of May last, of which he languish'd till the 9th of June following and then dy'd. Benjamin Goodwin and James Babb , for being aiding and assisting in the said Murder; they were likewise Indicted upon the Coroners Inquest for the Murder of the said Roust. It appear'd that the Deceas'd came by his Death in a Fray, which happen'd about 12 at Night on the Date aforesaid, and occasion'd by the young Men of Twittenham Fighting with those of Teddington, for their May Pole. But their appearing no positive Evidence against any of the Prisoners, the Jury acquitted them.

John Wilder , of St. Dunstans Stepney , was Indicted for being Accessary after the Fact, for Harbouring, Receiving, Maintaining and Incouraging Mary Cliff , who had made her Escape from the Keeper of Newgate, after she was Convicted for Shop-Lifting in March last, he knowing she had so made her Escape . It appear'd that as she was carrying from the Old Baily to Newgate, she made her Escape through the Crowd in a Riding Hood, being a Rainy Day. Upon Enquiry made, Information was given to the Keeper, that the Prisoner had been in Company with the said Cliff, and declar'd that he knew of her Escape, and gave her 2 Guineas, upon which he was apprehended, and carry'd before a Magistrate; he by Consent went to the House where he saw her, and did then own that he had seen her, and given her so much Mony, and promis'd to use his Endeavours to retake her, and Desir'd the Keeper to be Easy, for the Man should have his Mare again; upon the whole, the Jury consider'd the Matter, and brought him in guilty of the Fact. But the Court being of opinion that some point of Law would arise, directed the Jury to find it Special, which they did .

Jane Housden , Mary Pitman and Elizabeth Roach , were all three Indicted for Counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom call'd Shillings , on the [Text unreadable in original.] of August last. One Elizabeth King , a Person concern'd with them depos'd, that on the Date aforesaid, the 3 Prisoners with her self, were all Coining together at Pitmans House: that when she made this Discovery, a Warrant was granted to search it, where was found a Flask, a melting Laddle, Mettle, and other things fit for Counterfeit Coining. Jane Housden was likewise apprehended at her House, on the other side of the Water, and being put into a Boat by the Constable was observed to drop something into the Water, but a Boy, being sent down, brought up 5 l. odd Money of Counterfeit Shillings, which were produced inCourt, and proved to be so. Housden and Pitman saying little for themselves, the Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment. But the Evidence not being strong enough against Roach, she was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Joseph Robinson , of St. Andrew Holborn , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a stuff Petticoat, value 10 s. a silk Petticoat Petticoat 20 s. a silk Gown 30 s. on the 12th of August last. He was a 2d time Indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat value 1 s. a pair of worsted Stockings 12 d. the Goods of John Wells , on July 13 last. To which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Turner , was Indicted for a Trespass, so uttering 2 K. Charles's Shilling gilt, for a French Pistole, to one John Town , on May 20 last, he knowing the same to be a gilt Shilling . It appear'd, that the Prisoner ow'd Town 12 s. and making his Boasts, that he had both Gold and Silver in his Pocket, Town's Wife said to him, Then pay my Husband the Mony you owe him; upon which he produc'd the gilt Shilling, and gave it to him for a Pistole, and giving no account how he came by it, the Jury found him guilty of the Trespass.

[Pillory. See summary.]

Samuel Pritchard , of St. Michael Quern , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 100 l. weight of Sugar , the Goods of Joseph Bagnall , on September 2 last. The Fact being clearly prov'd against him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

Mary Davis and Mary Wells , of the Parish of St. Brides , were both Indicted for privately stealing 38 Yards of Drugget, value 4 l. the Goods of Henry Marsh , on July 12 last. It appear'd, that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's Shop and cheapn'd Drugget, and while the Servant's Back was turn'd, Davis took the Goods, and put them under her Petticoats, but being discover'd and brought back, they were taken upon her. The Jury found her guilty ; but nothing being prov'd against Wells, she was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Matthew Galpin , of St. Mildred Poultry , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Tankard, value 9 l. the Goods of John Gilbert , on June 18 last. It appeared, that the Prisoner went to the Prosecutor's House to drink a Bottle of Ale, and while the Prosecutor's Wife was gone into the Cellar, the Prisoner open'd the Door where the Tankard was, took it, and went off with it; but being afterwards taken with it upon him, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Salter Herbert , of St. Dunstan in the East , was Indicted for breaking open the dwelling House of Thomas Hill , and taking from thence a Razor-Case, value 5 s. 10 Razors 1 l. on August 17 last. But the Evidence not proving the Fact upon the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Mary Male , of St. Andrew Holborn , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Cup, value 30 s. 5 gold Rings 3 l. 2 Guineas and 40 s. in Mony , the Goods of Mary Fletcher , on July 7 last. It appear'd, that while the Prosecutor was in the Country, the Prisoner got into the House and took the Goods, but was taken by the Neighbours with part of the Goods upon her, and being Examined, confest the Fact. The Jury found her guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Marles , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was Indicted for stealing a Cow, value 4 l. the Goods of Anthony Wright , on August 31 last It appear'd, that the Prosecutor lost his Cow, and afterwards found her Hide in Leaden-hall Market; the Butcher prov'd that he had the Cow of the Prisoner, who giving no account how he came by it, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elisabeth Cousins , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Kettle, a brass Saucepan, and a Bible , the Goods of Esther Wright , on August 6 last. It appear'd, that the Prisoner lodg'd at the Prosecutor's House, and went privately away; that when gone the Goods were missing but being afterwards taken she confest the Fact. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

Elizabeth French , of St. Mary Whitechapel , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 2 silver Spoons, value 13 s. the Goods of William Lee , on July 29 last. It appeared, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's, and ask'd whether such a Person lodg'd there? but being answer'd no, she desir'd the Servant to let her go to the Privy; that in the way, she went through a Wash-house where the Goods were, and took them; but they were afterwards found upon her, and she making no defence, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

Thomas Poddy , was Indicted for an Assault upon John Sollars , with an intention to commit Sodomy . But the Evidence not being strong enough to convict him, he was acquitted .

Henry Taylor , of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a gold Chain, value 12 l. 3 gold Rings 40 s. a silver Mug 40 s. with other things to a considerable value, and 40 s. in Mony , the Goods and Mony of William Tumber , on August 1 last. It appeared, that the Prisoner being known by the Prosecutor came on the Date aforesaid, and desired to be down upon his Bed; and leave being given him, he went up, but in a little time came down and went away; that when gone, the Goods were missing, but he being afterwards taken, most of them were found upon him, and making an ample Confession of the Fact, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

George Osney , of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Watch, value 7 l. the Goods of Ann Winby , on August 10 last. It appeared that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's to see a Lodging, and being carried up Stairs, he slipt into the Room where the Watch was, and took it away; and it being found upon him, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Joan Merryway , of St. Ann Westminster , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Tickin Apron, value 3 s. and a Linen Smock 6 s. the Goods of John Travan , on August 20 last. But the Evidence proving nothing against her, and appearing to be a Person of good Reputation, the Jury acquitted her.

Sarah Hartford, alias Herbert , of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Cocoa Nutshel Box, tipt with silver, value 5 s. a Suit of laced Headcloths 5 s. another of plain Headcloths 2 s. 6 d. a silk Hoods 7 s. the Goods of Isabel Bell , on May 9 last. But none appearing against her she was acquitted .

Daniel Grimes , of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of flaxen Sheets, value 10 s. the Goods of Evan Davis , a Drugget Gown and Petticoat, value 20 s. and a Suit of Headcloaths , the Goods of Susannah Rowland , on August 11 last. But the Evidence not provin the Fact, the Jury acquitted him.

Richard Saunders , of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Sack of Wheat-Meal value 3 l. 8 s. the Goods of Alice Clark , on March 25 last. But it not appearing that the Prisoner took the Goods, the Jury acquitted him.

William Collins , of Isleworth , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 200 l. weight of Iron, value 20 s. the Goods of Jonathan Birt , on July 9 last. It appeared, that the Prosecutor lost his Goods out of his Barn, and suspecting the Prisoner, took him with part of the Iron in his Custody; and he confessing the Fact, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

Richard Brown and George Bullar , were both Indicted for privately stealing 3 pair of Womens Shoes value 7 s. the Goods of Morgan Williams , on June 13 last. It appeared, that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's Shop , and Bullar asked for a Pair of Shoes; that while the Prosecutor was busie in trying a Pair, Brown made use of that opportunity to take those mentioned in the Indictment, and was going off with them, but being discovered, was pursued by the Prosecutor and taken with them upon him: Bullar being stopped at the same time by the Prosecutor's Wife, fell upon her, beat her, and bit her upon the Arm, and endeavoured to make his Escape; which being an Argument of his being a confederate with the other, the Jury found them both guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Parker , of St. Mary Woolchurch , was Indicted for stealing 14 dozen pair of wooden Clogs, value 13 l. the Goods of Roger Penny , on August 26 last. It appeared, that the Prosecutor having lost a great quantity of Clogs out of his two Shops; to fix it upon the Prisoner, one Soulthorp deposed, that she bought 10 Pair of her, some of which were produced in Court, and proved to be part of those the Prosecutor lost. The Prisoner giving no account how she came by them, the Jury found her guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Martha Edwards and Ann Painter , of St. Giles in the Fields were both Indicted for privately stealing from the Person of Thomas Dutton half a yard of Shalon scanes of Silk, and 15 s. 6 d. in Mony , on September 5 last. But the Evidence not proving the Fact upon the Prisoners, the Jury acquitted them.

William Markes , of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was Indicted for breaking open the dwelling-House of Mary Cox Widow , and taking from thence 4 pair of worsted Stockings , on September 6 last. It appeared, that the Prosecutor's Daughter going from her Mothers Shop about 8, shut the Door, and returning at 9, found the Door broke open, and the Prisoner in the Shop, and missed the Goods immediately. The Prisoner saying nothing in his defence, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Cousins , of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Flaxen Sheets value 6 s. the Goods of Priscilia Begs , on the 24th of July last It appear'd that the Prisoner lodg'd at the Prosecutors, and going privately away, the Goods were missing, but being afterwards taken, she confess'd the Fact: The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

James Goswell , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 25 Chickens , the Goods of Thomas Bailey , on the 18th of August last. The Evidence proving the Fact upon him. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

Anne Goodwin , alias Bourn , was Indicted for Assaulting John Roberts upon the Queen's High-way, and taking from him one Guinea , the Goods of Mary Roberts , on the 8th of July last: It appeared that Mary Roberts being a Prisoner for Debt, a Friend came to her, and gave her a Guinea which she gave to her Son, to carry to one Mrs. Collins. And the Prisoner observing it, followed John Roberts to St. Martins-lane , where she by force took it out of his Hands, and went off with it. The Evidence being Positive, and the Prisoner saying little in her Defence. The Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth King , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for Picking the Pocket of Thomas Sugg of 30 s. on the 10th of August last. But the Evidence not proving the Fact again the Prisoner. The Jury acquitted her.

Elizabeth Maunders , of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Mantua Gown, value 30 s. a Stuff Petticoat 10 s. a Cloath Petticot Laced with Silver Orrace 50 s. the Goods of Catherine Price , on the 18th of August last; but the Evidence not proving any thing upon the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Sarah Travalion , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for Feloniously stealing 3 Flaxen Sheets, value 7 s. the Goods of Grace Hubbert , and a Camlet Riding Hood 8 s. the Goods of Mary Davison , on the 19th of August last. It appeared that the Prisoner being a very poor Woman, the Prosecutor Hubbert out of pity took her into her House; she had not been there long, but went away privately with the Goods, being afterwards taken, confess'd the Fact, and the place where she pawned the Goods. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

Mary Davis , was indicted for Feloniously stealing 24 Yards of Silk, value 40 s. a Callicoe, Night Gown 5 s. with other Things , the Goods of John Stanley , on the 1st of August last; but the Evidence not proving the Fact upon the Prisoner. The Jury acquitted her.

Elizabeth Cutlar , alias Hunt , of St. Anns, Westminster , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Silk Wast Coat, value 20 s. a pair of Shagg Breeches 10 s. a lac'd Neck-cloth 2 s. the Goods of William Lunn , on the 18th of August last. It appeared that the Prisoner logded at the Prosecutors, and on the date aforesaid she stript his Child, and went away with the Cloths; that being afterwards taken, confessed the Fact. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

Anthony Goddard and Richard Farthing , of St. Martins in the Fields , were both indicted for Feloniously stealing 13 pair of Worsted Stockings, value 40 s. the Goods of John Bilthon , on the 1st of August last. It appeared that the Prisoners were observed to walk to and fro the Prosecutor's Shop, and Goddard was seen to put his Hand over the Shop Window and take the Goods, that going off, was himself taken with them upon him. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. But the Evidence not being strong enough against the other, he was acquitted .

William Meekins and Rodery Odery , of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing 12 s. 6 d. the Mony of John Farren . It appeared, that on the date aforesaid at Midnight, the Watch found the Prosecutor's Cellar Door open, and knocking up the Prosecutor, he looked to see whether any thing was missing, but finding every thing safe, went to Bed again; but the Watch finding the Door open again, called up the Prosecutor a 2d time, who miss'd the Mony mentioned out of his Box. The Prisoner's being immediately taken, confessed the Fact. The Jury found the both guilty to the value of 10 d.

Charles Dean , of the Parish of Shipperton , was indicted for breaking open the Dwelling House of John Stone , in the Night time, with an Intention to Steal the Goods, Chattel and Mony thereof , on the 7th of June last. The Evidence for the Queen deposed, that on the 7th of June about 12 at Night, the House was broken open, and the Prisoner with one Crouch entered the Prosecutor's Chamber, where he with his Wife were in Bed together, and she going to Cry out, Dean threatened to Stab her; but she desisting, he Bound her; then the Prosecutor got out of Bed, that then the Prisoner and the other dragged him out of his Room, assaulting him after a very Violent manner and with an Iron Crow, broke his Scull in divers places, so that his Life is dispaired of. The Prisoner was seen by divers of the Family who knew him, and were positive he was the Man. Day coming on, for fear of being apprehended, they went away without taking any thing; when gone, it was found, that an Entry was made in the Brick-wall where the Sink was, with the Iron Crow aforesaid: Besides this positive Evidence, it appeared that a pair of Shoes, Hat and peruke, was left behind, and the Prisoner was seen at Brentford by 3 in the Morning without those things, and pretended that he had met with Thieves who had took them from him, and desired the Person that met him to give him a pair of Shoes. The Prisoner in his Defence, endeavoured to prove that he was at London, when the Fact was committed. But the Fact being plain, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

William Ward , of St. Andrew Holborn , was Indicted for stealing a silk Handkerchief, a Hucabuck Napkin , the Goods of - Poole and Katherine Williams . It appeared that the Prisoner took the Goods out of Prosecutor's Shop, but being apprehended, they were taken upon him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

Jane Jenkinson , of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing 15 Pewter Plates, 2 Holland Shirts, &c. from Francis Pennington . It appeared that on the 8th of July last the Prosecutor's Door being left open the Prisoner slipt into the House, and took the Goods, but being apprehended, they were found upon her. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

Patience Gascoyne, alias Cook, alias Fox , and Thomas Tompion , of St. Andrew Holborn , were both Indicted Gascoyne for feloniously stealing a silver Watch and Chain, and a silver Snuff Box, the Goods of Cutbert Newbolt on the 30th of August last; Tompion for being adding, assisting and abetting in the said Felony . But the Evidence not proving the Indictment, they were acquitted .

Henry Thornbury , was Indicted for Perjury, upon an Affidavit taken before a Justice of the Peace . But none appearing against him, he was acquitted .

T - J - and G - J - , of St. Mildred Poultry , were both Indicted for a Rape committed by them upon the Body of Ruth Knot , a Virgin , on the 21st of August last. But the Evidence not being strong enough to convict them, they were acquitted .

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

Received Sentence of Death 8.

Samuel Miles . Mary Davis , Mary Forrest , Elizabeth Debuke , Charles Dean , Jane Housden , Mary Pitman , Ann Goodwill.

Burnt in the Hand 21.

Thomas Garret , David Jones , Jacob Brag , Matthew Galpin , Eliz. Gouge , Richard Brown , Geo. Bullar , Jane Parker , Will. Markes, Will. Maw, Will. Haddington, Will. Weaver, Will. Evans, Henry Taylor , George Osney , John Mapleton , Elizabeth Gratrix . Mary Male , Nathaniel Adams , Joseph Robinson , Tho. Weaver

Petty Larcenies 16.

Hannah Brooks , Francis Smith , Samuel Brichard , Eliz. Cutler , Eliz. Tyler , Eliz. Cousins , Eliz. French , Jane Jenkinson , Anthony Goddard , Sarah Davis , James Goswell , Will. Meckins, Roderick Oddery , William Collins , Sarah Travinian , William Ward .

John Turner , to stand once in the Pillory for his Trespass.