Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 23 August 2014), February 1713 (17130225).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 25th February 1713.

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 BAYLEY,

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, being the 25th, 26th, and 27th, Days of February, 1712-13. In the Eleventh Year of Her MAJESTY's Reign.

BEfore the Rt. Hon. Sir RICHARD HOARE , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Mr Justice Dormer, Mr. Serjeant Richardson, and 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.

William Claxton

Thomas Kettering

Cave Wiseman

John Watts

Richard Osborne

Thomas Holland

Richard Andrews

Thomas Hinton

Benjamin Rogers

Joseph Ems

Richard Sawyer

Thomas Fellows

Middlesex Jury.

John Wibert , Gent.

Richard Hazard

Thomas Haynes

Richard Ivory

Thomas Marner

John Garwich

Francis Emerson

John Edy

Thomas Cradock

Matthew Webster

John Day

Robert Rogers

The Proceedings were as followeth.

Abigal Douglas of the Parish of St. Leonard Eastcheap , was indicted for privily stealing 48 yards of Worsted Stuff out of the Shop of Henry Gerrard on the 27th of January last. The Prosecutor's Servant swore, That the Prisoner with two other Women came under pretence to buy; and mistrusting he had lost something; he follow'd them, and saw them part in the Street, the two others going one way, and the Prisoner another; whereupon he pursu'd and took her, and brought her back to the Shop, where she dropt the Goods from under her Pettycoats. She could make no Defence, nor produce any to her Reputation, and was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

William Spencer of the Parish of St. Mary-Hill , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch, value 3 l. the Goods of Robert Whitacre on the 18th Instant. The Evidence was a Boy, who swore, That the Prisoner belonging to a Ship, came, on board Whitacre's Ship at Billingsgate , and took the Watch, and carry'd it off about 11 at Night, when all were asleep but himself. It appearing very odd to the Court, that the Witness should see the Prisoner go off with the Watch, and not call somebody, he was acquitted .

Francis Cushaw of the Parish of St. Michael-Quern , was indicted for stealing a Suit of Lac'd Headcloaths, value 40 s. a pair of Ruffles, value 5 s. and other Goods of Thomas Butler , on the 17th Instant. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, That as she was riding in a Hackney-Coach, about 7 in the Evening, by Cheapside-Conduit , a Man snatch'd the Goods, which were in a small Bandbox on the Seat of the Coach; and she saw him give them to another Man. The Coachman swore, That hearing the Gentlewoman cry out, he run in pursuit, and took the Prisoner with the Goods in his Hand, and that he endeavour'd to get away from him; which was strengthen'd by a Gentleman who came to his Assistance, and secur'd him. The Prisoner alledg'd that he following the Cry of Stop Thief, found the Bandbox, and was going to enquire out the Owner; but having no Witness, and the others being positive that he endeavour'd to escape, he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

David Cope of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the East , was indicted for breaking the House of Arthur Jones , and stealing thence 3 Guineas, and 11 l. in Money number'd , on the 7th Instant. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner had been 9 Days a Servant to the Prosecutor; and that the Cupboard where the Money lay being forc'd open, and he gone, search was made after him, and he was found at an Inn, where he had taken Place in a Coach to go to Chester. Immediately upon his being apprehended, he return'd part of the Money, and confess'd he took it out of the Cupboard, as he did also at his Trial, but said he found it open, and did not break it. The Jury, upon the whole Matter, found him Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Cane of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for privily stealing 6 Yards of Ticking, value 16 s. out of the Shop of Richard Garland , on the 22d of January last. It was prov'd that he came out of the Shop with the Goods in his Bosom; and being follow'd a pretty way, was seen to pull 'em out, and put 'em under his Arm, where they were taken. He had nothing in his Defence, but that he met a Seaman, who gave him 6 d. to carry the Ticking to Billingsgate; but that was look'd upon as frivolous, and he was found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 6 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Daley and Jane Roberts of the Parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul , were indicted for breaking the House of Sarah Cross on the 13th of January last at 8 at Night, and stealing thence a silver Tea Kettle and Lamp, value 20 l. 4 silver Candlesticks, value 5 l. a large quantity of other Plate; and a silk Gown and Pettycoat embroider'd with Gold, and other rich Cloaths and Linen . The Evidence swore, That Roberts being a Servant to Mrs. Cross, Daley knock'd at the Door, and she went and let him in without asking, who was there; whereupon this Evidence and a Footboy went up Stairs out of the Kitchen to see who it should be; and when they came, Daley ask'd for one Madam Cheney, who had been gone ever since 6 a-Clock; and that then they heard him speak to somebody, and say, Come; upon which another Man came in, and they forc'd the two Witnesses down into the Kitchen, where they gagg'd and bound them; and that while they were in that Condition, Roberts came and look'd upon 'em, and went up Stairs again. Afterwards they heard a great Noise of breaking Glass, and something rumbling down Stairs, and then heard the Door shut; and when their Mistress came home, the Men were gone with the Goods, and Roberts with them. It appear'd also, That Mrs. Cross had the Key of her Scrutore in which the Plate was, and that they had broke the Glass-d[Text unreadable in original.]s, as they had also some Trunks for the Cloaths; but it was not prov'd that the Chamber-doors were look'd. The Constable who took Daley upon Suspicion, swore, That he confess'd the Matter when taken, and had him to a House in Grays-Inn-Passage, where he found the Goods and the Prisoner Roberts; and when they were brought before my Lord Mayor, they both confes'd; Daley saying, that Roberts persuaded him to it; and she, that he made Love to her, and drew her in. Daley had several Gentlemen to his Reputation, who said they never heard any ill of him before; and he would have deny'd his former Confession, saying he was in Drink; however, it was very plain they were both Guilty of Felony, but were acquitted of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Mitchel and Elizabeth Walker of the Parish of St. Mary le Bow , were indicted for stealing a pair of Worsted Stockings, value 3 s. 6 d. out of the Shop of Samuel Marriot , on the 24th Instant. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoners came into his Shop pretending to buy; but he not agreeing to their Price, they went away: And another Person depos'd, That coming to Mr. Marriot's Shop, he saw Mitchel put somewhat under her Coats; and having a Suspicion, follow'd her out, and took her with the Goods upon her. In her Defence she said, That she bought them in Hounsditch, and that Mitchel knew nothing of her having any Stockings about her. Upon the whole, she was found Guilty of Felony, and the other acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

James Linker of the Parish of St. Bridget, alias Brides , was indicted for privily stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 3 s. from the Person of George Davis , on the 30th of January last. The Prosecutor swore, That going down Ludgate-hill , the Prisoner justl'd him; and that having some Suspicion, he pursu'd and took him with the Handkerchief in his Bosom. He said in his Defence that he found it; but that not being believ'd, he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Sarah Dennidge was indicted for Felony, in Marrying Titus Hamin on the 21st of October last, her former Husband John Golding being then alive . It appear'd, that she was marry'd to the said Golding at the Fleet the 6th Day of April, 1702. and had cohabited with, and had several Children by him; and to the last in the Mint, whom she now own'd to be her Husband, but deny'd the other. The Matter seem'd pretty plain against her; but the Evidence being somewhat deficient, she was acquitted .

Sarah Scot, alias Ridgway , was indicted for being marry'd to John Ridgway , her former Husband Robert Windor being yet alive . To which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Stiles was indicted for robbing her Master, Mr. Samuel Walters of Plate to a considerable Value . To which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Warner of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of John Shaw on the 17th of December last in the Night-time, and taking thence a Gold Watch and two Silver Watches . The first Witness was Mr. Shaw's Servant, who swore, That being in the Shop at 6 a-Clock at Night, a Hand was thrust thro' the Sash, and the Watches taken away; and that he thereupon running to the Door, found it ty'd, and could not open it; upon which he call'd his Master, who depos'd, That upon his Servant's Call, he ran out of his Parlor, and broke the String which ty'd the Door to a Cellar-window; but when he got into the Street, the Thief was fled: That he put the Watches in the News, with a Reward of 10 l. to the Person who would procure them; and was soon after help'd to them by one Lennard. The next Witness swore, That the Prisoner brought her the Watches, and left 'em in her Hands for 10 l. pretending they belong'd to a Gentleman who wanted Money; and that she being earnest with him for her Money again, he brought the aforesaid Lennard under pretence to buy them; and when she had produc'd 'em, Lennard challeng'd 'em as stoln, and took 'em from her; and delivering them to Mr. Shaw, caus'd her to be Prosecuted the last Sessions, and brought the Prisoner, Warner, as an Evidence that he had the Watches from her, so to defraud her of her Money, and take away her Life. The Prisoner deny'd her having the Watches from him, and said he never saw them till they were in her Hands; and having a great many to his Reputation, the Jury acquitted him.

George Thompson was indicted for wilful Perjury : But no Evidence appearing against him, he was acquitted .

N - J - and Hugh Kennedy were indicted for forging and counterfeiting a Note and Letter of Advice, pretended to be drawn and written by one Branch near Bristol, upon Mr. Joseph Diston in London, payable to Mr. Tho. Callow ; and for counterfeiting the Name of the said Mr. Callow as Indorser, and Mr. Diston as Accepter of the Bill . The Evidence set forth; That the Prisoners with another Person being at the Fountain-Tavern in Stocks-Market, sent the said Bill to one Mr. Jackson in order to get it discounted; but it being at Night, and Mr. Jackson not well, he could not do it till next Morning, but one Mr. Burt being with him, said he wou'd try what he cou'd do; and did try accordingly, but cou'd not get it done that Night, whereupon they appointed a Meeting next Morning; but Mr. Burt, having some mistrust, went to Mr. Diston, and ask'd if he had accepted any such Bill; who told him he had not, nor had any such Correspondent as Branch. The Prisoners also being somewhat doubtful, did not meet at the Place appointed; but found another Person, one Mr. Fitzhugh, to whom it was deliver'd to get it Discounted; who immediately went to Mr. Diston with it, by which means they were taken; and N - being search'd, had about 400 l. in such sort of Notes, all which, as well as that in dispute, he own'd to be of his own forging, and said that Mr. Kennedy was wholly innocent of the whole Matter. The Evidence was very full against N -, but insufficient against Kennedy; whereupon the first was found Guilty , and the latter acquitted .

N - J - was a second time indicted for counterfeating a Note under the Hands of Messieurs Stevenson and Acton to Thomas Hunt , upon which Note he received 10 l. of Mr. Lewis ; which being fully prov'd against him, he was Guilty of that also.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Richard Adams of the Parish of Eling , was indicted for assaulting Edward Taylor on the Queen's Highway, and taking from him one Guinea , on the 14th instant. The Prosecutor swore, That going home to Uxbridge, he was met by the Prisoner at Eling-Common , who presenting a Pistol, bid him stand, and took from him a Guinea and 5 s. in Silver; That after he was robb'd, he turn'd his Horse in pursuit of the Prisoner; whereupon he presented at him again, swearing he wou'd shoot him if he follow'd any further; however, he did follow at a distance, till he met with a Neighbour, by the Assistance of whom and another Person, he pursu'd and took him near Kensington; and upon search found two Pistols stuck in his Girdle under his great Coat. Being had before a Justice, he confessed the Matter, and that he had robb'd 3 or 4 Coaches that Day: But upon his Trial, he deny'd he was the Man, and wou'd not own the Confession he had sign'd before the Justice, saying he was much in Drink. He had some Witnesses to give him a good Character; but the Fact being very plain against him, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Henry Alcock of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch, with a Chain and Seal , the Goods of Mary Hans , on the 20th instant. It appeared that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutors House (being a Publick House) and lay there in a Room where the Watch lay on a Chest of Drawers; and when he was gone it was miss'd, and he pursued and taken, with the Seal upon him, and the Watch was found where he had sold it. He did not deny it at his Trial; but said he was in Drink, and knew not what he did; whereupon he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Kennedy and Tho Handy of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , were indicted for breaking the Warehouse of Benj. Kegwin and Tho. Trigg , on the 19th of January last, and taking thence 500 weight of Rope-Yarn, value 50 s. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Warehouse was broke, by untiling it at top, and near 1000 weight taken out; but part of it was left by the way. Kennedy going to sell some of the Goods, was stopt, when he said he bought them of Handy; whereupon he being taken, they were both had before a Justice, to whom they confess'd the Fact. They pretended the Goods were given them to carry by one Christopher Glover ; but had no Proof of that, nor any to their Reputation; whereupon they were found Guilty of Felony, but acquitted of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

George Twelves of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing eight Dozen of Straw-Hats, value 9 l. the Goods of Philip Harding , on the 13th instant. It appeared, that the Goods were taken out of the Oxford-Arms-Yard in Warwick-lane ; and Information being given of such a parcel of Hats in Liquorpond-street, a Search Warrant was procur'd, and part of them found in the Room where the Prisoner lay; who own'd them before the Justice, and confess'd where he had sold the rest, which were accordingly found. He was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Peacock of the Parish of Finchley , was indicted for stealing three Gold Rings, a Tobacco-stopper, and a Rule , the Goods of Augustine Branch , on the 18th of September last. The Prosecutor swore, That coming to London on that Day, his Desk was stole with the Goods in the Indictment in it. But the Evidence not being sufficient against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Robert Johnson and George Way of the Parish of Pancras , were indicted for stealing a Holland Handkerchief, value 4 s. four Muslin Neckloths, and other Goods , on the 10th instant. It appear'd, that the Linen being put out to dry, in a quarter of an Hour they were gone; and the Prisoners being pursu'd, were taken, Johnson with the Goods upon him; who said they were given him by a young Lad, and that Way knew nothing of it; whereupon Johnson was found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. and Way acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Christopher Morgan and George Partridge of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , were indicted for stealing a Brass Pail, value 14 s. from John Wigley , on the 12th of January last. It appear'd, that the Pail was stoln away while the Maid was washing the Entry; and the Prisoners being taken up for something else, confess'd this, as they did also before the Justice. They were found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Salter of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 14 Fathom of Harser, value5 s. the Goods of Joseph Sandwell , on the 14th Instant. A Witness swore, That he saw the Prisoner cut the Harser from the Prosecutor's Ship, and coil it into his own Boat, and then he took him. The Prisoner deny'd it, and had some who spoke for him; but it appear'd he had confess'd it before Justice Kirby, and he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Lefever of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of John Stainsmore on the 1st Instant, at 9 in the Morning, (his Wife Prudence being then therein) and stealing 3 Guineas, a Half-Guinea, and 3 l. 14 s. in Money . It appear'd upon her Trial, That Stainsmore's Wife went out of Doors, into the Stable, lock'd her House-door, and also a Trunk where her Money was; and that upon her return, she found both broke open, and the Money gone, which was in a Tobacco-box in the Trunk; and that the Prisoner had thrown the Box into a Stonecutters Yard, where she directed a Young Fellow to find it; which was produc'd in Court, and sworn to by the Prosecutor. She had nothing to say in her Defence, and was found Guilty of Felony, but it did not appear to be a Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

James Cannon of the Parish of Paddington , was indicted for assaulting and robbing Jasper Thompson on the Queen's Highway, on the 23d Instant, and taking from him a Hat, value 5 s. and a Whip, value 9 d. The Prosecutor depos'd, that as he was riding home to Uxbridge between 6 and 7 in the Evening, he was set upon at Bay's Watering by the Prisoner and another, on Foot; who taking away his Whip, beat him with it, and after took his Hat, he having no Money; That he afterwards got to a House, and call'd for help; who going in pursuit, found the Prisoner in a Ditch, and the Prosecutor's Hat by him. He said he had been at Hampsted to look for Work, (being a Baker) and went into a Ditch to ease himself, but saw not the Hat. He had several to his Reputation; and the Jury considering the Matter, acquitted him.

George Williams of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for stealing, 3 Jacobus's, 3 Carolus's, a Double-Guinea, and 9 Guineas and a half , from Joanna Richardson , on the 10th Instant. It appear'd that the Prisoner was a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House, and found an Opportunity to break a Chest of Drawers were the Money lay, which he confess'd before a Justice, and that he had bought new Cloaths, a Sword, a Watch, and a Snuff-Box; and most of the remainder of the Money was found upon him. He was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

James Sibbs of St. Peter the Chain , was indicted for stealing 36 Yards of Callicoe, value 3 l. from Charles and Rich. White , on the 10th of January last. It was plainly prov'd against him, and that he had confess'd it. He had little to say for himself, only several to his Reputation He was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Susan Perry of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwel , was indicted for Robbery on the Highway , and Murder, committed on the Body of John Pace (an Infant of 4 Years Old) on the 27th of January last, by first stripping it of a Hat, value 2 d. a Bodice-Coat, value 1 d. and other things; and afterwards strangling it with a piece of Woolen Lift, value 1 d. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Child was kept out of Charity by an Aunt, who on the Day aforesaid led him to School in Tower-street, and going to call for him in the Evening, was told by the Mistress he was gone a little before; whereupon she went home, but the Child was missing, and she was upon search for him all Night. The Child wander'd to the Glass house in the Minories to warm it self; and not being know there, the Prisoner pretended she knew the Parents of it, and she would have it home. The next Day, a Woman crying Old Hats and Shoes, saw the Prisoner sitting at a Door in Berry-street by the Jews Synagogue, mending her Apron, with the Child's Hat upon her Head, which she sold to her, with a Boddice-coat, Frock and Pettycoat, for 9 d. The Woman afterwards going home, heard a Child cry'd the Description of whose Cloaths answer'd what she had bought of the Prisoner; which having given an Account of, she went to see if she could find her, and by meer Chance met her in the Street, seiz'd her, and had her before a Justice. The Aunt hearing of somebody taken up for stripping a Child, went to the Justice's, and swore to the Cloaths. The Prisoner own'd something of the Stripping; and being ask'd where the Child's Shirt was said it was left upon him, but upon search it was found in her Pocket, as was his blue Bib sew'd into her Apron, which was that she was mending at the Door. The Child was found in a Ditch with a piece of Woolen Garter lying upon its Breast, and a Mark round the Neck; and it was the Opinion of a Surgeon, by that, and other Symptoms, that it was strangl'd. It was naked all but Shoes and Stockings. The Prisoner had nothing to say for her self, but that she did not kill it, tho' she own'd she stript it: But the concurring Circumstances made the Murder so plain, that the Jury found her Guilty of that, as well as the Robbery .

[Death. See summary.]

Christopher Bannister and Elizabeth Roberts of the Parish of St. John Wapping , were indicted for the Murder of Powel Revel on the 8th of January last; he for giving him a Mortal Wound with a Hanger on the left side of his Belly near the Navel, of the breadth of one Inch, and the depth of three Inches; and she for aiding, abetting and assisting in the said Murder . He was also indicted upon the Coroner's Inquest, and the Statute of Stabbing. It appear'd by the Witnesses for the Queen, That a Warrant being issu'd against Roberts, it was deliver'd to a Constable, who commanded the Deceas'd to assist him in the Execution; That accordingly they, and the Woman who had taken out the Warrant, went to Bannister's House, where the said Roberts liv'd; and as soon as they came in, Roberts call'd out, and Bannister came with great Rage, threw the Woman down, and drove them all out of the House. That afterwards they went again, and then Bannister call'd for his Sword (which was brought by Roberts) and gave the Deceas'd the Wound as aforesaid. Two of the Witnesses swore, That after that he gave the Sword (or Hanger) into Robert's Hand, and said, I have kill'd one of the Rogues, do you kill another; and that she afterwards flourish'd it, and struck at one of the Constable's Assistants. There were several who heard the Deceas'd say, Bannister had kill'd him; and all of them agreed, that he had neither Sword, Stick, Knife, nor any other Weapon. The Prisoners call'd several Witnesses to disprove the others; some swearing theDeceas'd had a Stick, others a Knife, and one swore he had both; as also, that he came into the House, and no Warrant was shewn, and that he fell very violently upon Bannister, and cut him with a Knife. He had several to his Behaviour, who gave him a good Character; and one or two who said the contrary of the Deceas'd. He alledg'd for himself, that what he did was in his own Defence, for that the Deceas'd put him Danger of his Life. The Jury having consider'd the Evidence on both sides, found him Guilty ; but it being made appear that Roberts was his Servant, she was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

James Bonner and Edward Shusley of the Parish of Hackney , were indicted for stealing a Pewter Dish and 2 Plates from Samuel Mason on the 22d instant. The Prosecutor's Wife swore, That she saw them take the Goods out of the Yard; whereupon she call'd out; and her Husband going after them, they turn'd back, and Bonner gave him the Things, saying he was but in jest, and did not intend to carry them away. The Jury having fully heard the Matter, found Bonner Guilty to the value of 10 d. and acquitted Shusley.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ann Spencer of the Parish of Fulham , was indicted for stealing a Damask Gown and Petticoat, value 20 s. a Silk Hood, value 2 s. the Goods of John Evans . The Prosecutor's Son swore, That he pursu'd the Prisoner upon Suspicion of robbing another Person, and took her with the Goods in the Indictment upon her, which were sworn to by Mrs. Evans. She confess'd the Matter, and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Gibson of the Parish of St. Paul Covent-Garden , was indicted for stealing 10 Ounces of Plate, part of a silver Tankard , the Goods of a Person unknown, on the 20th of January last. It was prov'd that the Prisoner brought a piece of Plate roll'd up, and offer'd it to Sale; and being stopt, was had before a Justice, where another piece was found in his Pocket; and it appear'd that he had pawn'd the bottom at an Ale-house. He said in his Defence, that he bought these several Pieces upon the Road in Gloucester-shire for 9 s. 6 d. and there being no way to disprove that, he was acquitted .

John Davis, alias Beard , of the Parish of St. Mary le Savoy , was indicted for assaulting Robert Hodson on the Queen's High-way, and taking from him a silver-hilted Sword, value 50 s. The Prosecutor swore, That as he was going into Exeter-Exchange he felt his Sword snatch'd from his side, and saw the Prisoner run away with it; whereupon he pursu'd him into the Savoy, and there took him; but he had parted with the Sword, which could no where be found. Two Gentlemen swore, they saw him snatch it from the Prosecutor's side, and follow'd to the taking him. He deny'd the Matter, but had none but the old Excuse for his Flight; that he heard somebody cry stop Thief. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

William Salt of the Parish of Islington was Indicted for stealing a Weather Sheep, value 28 s. the Goods of Philip Gouge , on the 22d instant. The Evidence depos'd, That a Sheep being missing out of the Grounds, and hearing of a Person stopt by Bloomsbury-Watch, with some Mutton suspected to be stoln, he went thither, and found 5 Joints, which comparing with what was left behind, and the Skin, he swore to be part of the same Sheep. It was very plain against him, and he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Bowman of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for breaking the House of Ann Langley in the Night-time, with intention to steal 5 pound of Cheese, value 15 d. and 4 pound of Sugar, value 16 d. The Evidence swore, That coming by, he saw the Shop-window open; and calling to the People, the Prisoner jump'd out, and was taken, and the Goods mention'd were hard by the Window. It did not fully appear the Shop was broke, and nothing being taken away, he was acquitted .

Hannah Rider of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing two pair of Boddice, value 5 s. and a Stomacher, value 1 s. out of the Shop of Martha Lapley . The Evidence was, That the Prisoner and another came into the Shop, pretending to buy; and that the Prisoner found Opportunity to take the Goods, and put 'em under her Riding-hood; which were taken upon her. She had nothing to say for her self, nor any to her Reputation, so was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joseph Macklear of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for a Trespass in breaking the Shop of John Shaw , with intent to steal Goods . Shaw swore, That he lock'd his Shop with two Locks, and was call'd up, and told it was open. An Evidence depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner wrench off the Padlock, and break open the other Lock, and just entring the Shop; but turning about, and seeing the Witness, he ran away, and was pursued and taken with the Padlock and a Betty upon him. He pretended he found the Betty and knock between five and six that Morning; but it was look'd upon as frivolous, and he was found Guilty .

[Whipping. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

Henry Cockale of the Parish of St. Mary Matfelon, alias Whitechappel , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling House of Joseph Avery on the 21st of January last, and stealing twenty two Pound of Bacon, and 56 Pound of Butter . The Prosecutor's Maid swore, The Door was fast, and the Goods in the Shop at Nine at Night; And it appeared by other Evidence, That the Prisoner being taken as a suspicious Person, and carry'd to the Watch-house with the Bacon upon him, he confess'd that he and another got their Hands in and unbarr'd the Shop door, and took the Goods; and that while he was there, he receiv'd 5 s. 6 d. as his Share of the Butter, which was sold for 11 s. by his Comrade. The Court were not sufficiently satisfyed as to the Burglary, so he was found Guilty of Felony also.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Cubbidge alias Shanks , and Ann Plummer , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for stealing a Silver Sword, a box of Surgeons Instruments, a pair of Silver Buckles , and other the Goods of Daniel Gibson . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he met the Prisoner Cubbidge in the Old-Jewry late at Night, and she told him of a very good Friend of his who wou'd be glad to see him; whereupon he went with her, and she had him to an Alehouse, but did not shew him his Friend; and having staid there till two a Clock in the Morning, he thought it too late to go home, and so went to Bed there, and while he was asleep the Prisoners robb'dhim of his Goods, and that in the Morning when he made a bustle about it, Plummer deliver'd him part of his Goods, which she said she fetch'd from a Pawn-brokers. Cubbidge in her Defence said, The Prosecutor did meet her, and wou'd go home with her whether she wou'd or no, which he accordingly did, and gave her the Things to lye with her all Night, which he did, but the Prosecutor cou'd not remember she was in Bed with him. The Evidence did not affect Plummer, and the Jury considering the Matter in relation to Cubbidge, acquitted her.

Elizabeth Davis of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Gown, value 3 s. and other Cloaths, and two Guineas and a half from Ann Mawley . It was sworn by the Prosecutor, That the Prisoner was a Servant to her, and after she had liv'd with her about nine Weeks, the Goods were miss'd, and she gone. Being taken she confess'd the Matter before Justice Hannaway. She said in her Defence, That her Mistress gave her the Cloaths, and several things to the same Purpose; but that was look'd upon as a frivolous Story, and she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Burton, alias Douglas , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing two Looking-Glasses , the Goods of John Pashley , on the 17th instant. The Evidence was very full against her, and she had nothing to say in her Defence, but that they were given her by another Woman to pawn; but that was not believ'd, and she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Samuel Gibbons , was indicted for stealing two Lambs, value 10 s. from William Buckeridge . To which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Adams, alias Mackarty , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing nine Pewter Plates, value 9 s. the Goods of William Wood , on the 15th instant. The Prosecutor swore, That he lost his Plates, and one Hawkins depos'd, that the Prisoner came to sell them to him, and pretended they were his Aunts, who was driven to Necessity; but he suspecting, stopt him. The Plates were produced in Court, and sworn to by the Prosecutor's Maid. The Prisoner said, They were given to him by a Woman; but he had no Proof of that, nor any to his Reputation; whereupon he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Taylor was indicted for stealing a small parcel of Goods, value 3 s. from Elizabeth Bevan : But no Evidence appearing, she was acquitted .

Richard Brown was indicted for stealing a considerable quantity of Plate from Elizabeth Petty . There was a very clear Evidence against him, and he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Jackson of St. Peter the Chain , was indicted for stealing a Coach-seat, value 15 s. from Robert Brown , on the 3d of November last. There was no Evidence against him, and he was acquitted .

Thomas Humby of the Parish of St. Sepulchre , was indicted for stealing 3 Blankets on the 10th instant, the Goods of Thomas Brooks . It appear'd by the Evidence, That hearing a Noise, they went to search the House, and found the Prisoner hid under a Bed, and the Goods were found pack'd up in a Bag. He had no manner of Defence, nor any Witness to his Reputation, and was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

A Writ of Restitution was brought against Mr. Edward White , Draper, for eight Pieces of Drugget, sworn to be sold to him by Jenkins Turner, and were the Goods of Mr. Charles Smith . It appear'd by the Evidence, that one Tho. Moore being convicted for robbing his Master, the said Mr. Smith, of twenty eight Pieces of Drugget, he deliver'd some of 'em to Turner to sell for him, telling him his Brother was the Maker; and that the said Turner being a Neighbour of White's, and a reputable Man, did sell the eight Pieces mention'd in the Writ to him, which he bought in his Shop, fairly measur'd, and entred in his Book. Several very good Traders appear'd to justify that he paid a full Market-price for them; but however, according to the Nature of the Writ, the Jury brought in their Verdict that the Defendant should pay 15 l. 19 s. 6 d. to the Plaintiff.

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 5.

Ann Douglas , Richard Adams , Susan Perry , Christopher Bannister , John Davis , alias Beard.

Burnt in the Hand, 20.

Frances Cushaw , John Daley , Jane Roberts , Mary Muchel , David Cope , Thomas Cane , Sarah Scot , Elizabeth Stiles , John Kennedy , Thomas Handy , Robert Johnson , Mary Lesever, George Williams , James Sibs , William Salt , Henry Cockale , Samuel Gibbons , Richard Brown , Thomas Humby , Elizabeth Davis .

To be Whipt, 11.

James Linker , Henry Alcock , Gorge Twesves, Christopher Morgan , George Partridge , John Salter , James Bonner , Ann Spencer , Hannah Rider , Sarah Burton , William Adams .

Joseph Macklear to be Whipt, and Fin'd 1 s.

N - J - Fin'd 10 Marks, and to stand on the Pillory.