Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 26 October 2014), December 1714 (17141209).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 9th December 1714.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'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, Saturday, and Monday, being the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 13th, of December, 1714 is the First Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Before the Right Hon. Sir WILLIAM HUMFREYS , Kt. and Bart. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir Peter King , Kt. Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas; Mr. Justice Eyres, Mr. Baron Price , and Mr. Serjeant Richardson with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as followeth:

London Jury

Jacob Brent

James Allen

John Cookson

John Reynolds

Charles Reynolds

Joseph Eland

Jonas Wheatly

Edward Garrett

William Clackson

Nath Guillam

David Rawbotham

William Trindal

Middlesex Jury

John Outing , Gent.

William Hargrave

Robert Finch

John Meards

Thomas Ingram

Thomas Cutbert

Daniel Croker

Guy Stave

William Ashman

James Harrison

Henry Duck

Richard Heath .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Thomas Bolton and John Hawkins of the Parish of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , were indicted upon 2 several indictments, for stealing Cocks and Hens ; but the Evidence against them being not sufficient, they were acquitted ,

Robert Perkins , of the Parish of St. Catherine Coleman was indicted for stealing 8 Silver Spoons, value 4 l. out of the House of Charles Moss , Dr. of Physick , on the 10th of November last. The Prosecutor's Servant swore, That the Prisoner (with whom she had some Acquaintance formerly) came to her, under pretence of asking her Advice as to a young Woman he was going to marry, and to invite her to his Wedding; and coming again the next Morning, she was above stairs, and he sent the Boy with a Message to her, and in the mean time took the Spoons. She coming down soon after miss'd them, and purs'd and took him; when he confess'd the Fact, and told where he had sold them for 43 s. where they were found accordingly. He had nothing to offer in his Defence; but the Jury considering the Prosecutor had his Goods again, he was found guilty only to the Value of 35 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas and Mary Thurland , of the Parish of St. Andrew Undershaft , were indicted for stealing 132 Yards of Ruffel, and 400 Yards of Tamarine, the Goods of John Sare , out of the Dwelling-house of Nicholas Sharpeless , on the first of October last. It appear'd that the Goods being in a Warehouse at the Kings-Arms Inn in Leaden-hall-street , the Prisoners came to lodge as Man and Wife in a Room adjoining to the Warehouse, where they continued five Nights, (the Warehouse not having occasion to be open'd in that time) but when they were gone, the Goods were miss'd; some of which upon search were found at a Pawn-Broker's , who swore he had them from the Prisoners. The Man said in his Defence, that he liv'd at Colchester, and dealt in such Goods, and that he bought these; but having no Proof of that, he was found Guilty , and it appearing the Woman was his Wife, she was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Susan Shelton , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing 2 Stuff Gowns and Petticoats, and other Goods , from Hannah Gibbs , Widow, on the 29th of October last. The Prosecutor swore, That having been abroad on the Day aforesaid, when she came home she miss'd the Goods, and the Prisoner was taken going to pawn some of them. She said in her Defence, That she met a Woman in Moorfields, who desired her to pawn'em for her; but having no Proof, she was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Jane Bowman and Jane White , of the Parish of St. Catherine Creechurch , were indicted for privately stealing 12 Yards of Callico, out of the Shop of John Mayhew , on the 19th of October last. The Evidence was very full, That the prisoners came into the Shop with another Woman, to look upon Muslins; and the other Woman did buy half a Yard, and the while Bowman was seen to take the Goods, and give'em to White, who took them under the Tail of her Gown, and they were taken upon her. The Jury considering the Prosecutor had his Goods again, they were found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Cotes , of the Parish of St. Stephen Walbrook , was indicted for privately stealing 14 Muffs, and a Peruke, out of the shop of Daniel Bellamy , on the 18th of October last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was seen to go out of the shop, with something in her Lap; and being pursu'd, was immediately taken with the Goods upon her; the stealing whereof she presently confess'd, and did not deny it at her Tryal; whereupon she was found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Hugh Oatly and John Fiander , of the Parish of Christ-Church , were indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch, value 40 s. and a Gold Ring value 4 s. from the Person of Humphry Bodman , on the 26th of October last. The Prosecutor swore, That going along Newgate-street , the Prisoners came up to him, and Oatly took him by the Hand, pretending he would see him part of his Way home; and that by the Way he miss'd his Watch and Ring. Oatly in his Defence said, That the Prosecutor being very much in Drink, coming over Smithfield, said he was going to Rotherhith, and desired Assistance; and that leading him down Aldersgate-street, it rain'd, and they went into a Publick House, where he got the other Prisoner, and promis'd to gratify 'em both; but when they were come to Queenhith, and were talking of their Reward, he quarrel'd with them, and accus'd them of robbing him. The Landlord of the House where they drank depos'd, That the Prosecuter was very drunk and that he did promise them a Reward; whereupon the Jury acquitted them.

Mary Alexander , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing 2 Dowlas Shirts, and other Linen , from Miriam Britt , Widow , on the 25th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, that the Prisoner lodg'd one Night with her, in Expectation of an Aunt coming to her, and took that Opportunity of stealing the Goods; which, being taken, she confess'd, and did not deny it at her Trial; whereupon she was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for stealing a Stone Bottle, and 21 lib. of Currans, out of the Shop of William Westfield , on the 19th of November last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor's Servants being very busie in putting up Currans and Raisins into Bottles, for the West Indies; the Prisoner was seen to go in, and take that mention'd in the Indictment, which was taken upon him; whereupon he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Fowls and Charles Gammon , of the Parish of St. Martin Ironmonger-lane , were indicted for stealing a Fustian Frock and Wastcoat, 3 Shirts, and other Goods, out of the Shop of John Smedley , on the 31st of October last. It was sworn, That Fowls having work'd some time with the Prosecutor, (a Glazier ) and the Shop being open'd and the Goods miss'd; he was suspected, and after some Search, taken, when he confess'd the Fact; but no Evidence appear'd against Gam-mon, only that he was in Company, and drank with the other after the Fact was committed; upon which Fowls was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d. and Gammon acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Stephen Mead , alias Lewis Jackson , was indicted for forging and publishing a Bill of Exchange, under the Hand of Derrick Van Slicker , Merchant of Amsterdam , and endeavouring there by to defraud Mr . Atwell (a Banker ) of the Sum of 200 l. The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner came to Mr. Atwell's Shop pretending to be acquainted with one Mr. Hart of Bristol, and ask'd if they would take such a Bill, and give him the Money when received; which being consented to, Mr. Atwell sent the Bill to Mess. Appleby and Dematrius (who were Correspondents of Van Slicker, and frequently paid his Bills, to know if they would pay it in Honour to the Drawer; which they were something inclin'd to do, till having some Suspicion, the Prisoner was ask'd if the Bill was his own; and he answering it was he was again question'd how he receiv'd it; he said from one Mr. John Hall , at Cork in Ireland, to whom it was directed by the pretended Drawer, and by him indors'd; as it was also by the Prisoner, in Mr. Atwell's Shop, by the counterfeit Name of Lewis Jackson. His account of himself and the Bill appearing doubtful, he was secur'd and then own'd he had it from one Hannam, in the Fleet, who employ'd him to put it off, and was to give him 40 s. for his Pains. He made a very frivolous Defence at his Tryal , and was found Guilty of Forgery.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Thomas Knapp , of the Parish of St. Bridget alias Brides, was indicted for High-Treason, in filing and diminishing 27 Guineas, taking from each the Value of 10 d. on the 28th of November last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner came to the Shop of one Mr. Jackson, to change a Guinea, which having been observed to do at several other Shops in the Neighbourhood, he was stop'd, and the Guinea weigh'd, and found 8 Grains too light, as were also those he had chang'd before. The Constable who took him into Custody ask'd him if he had any more Guineas, which he denied; but upon search 26 more were found in his Bosom; by all which, his putting, off, and knowing them to be counterfeit, was very plain; but the filing not being prov'd, he was acquitted of the Indictment.

William Mills , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for stealing a dark grey Gelding, value 12 l. out of the Grounds of George More , Esq ; on the 5th of October last. It appear'd, That the Horse was lost out of the Prosecutor's Grounds at Newark upon Trent , and sold by the Prisoner at the Greyhound-Ind in in Smithfield ; and he not being able to give an Account how he came by it, was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Laurence Singleton , Mary Singleton , and Robert Noblet , were indicted for breaking the Ware house of Joseph Ives and stealing thence 15 Foot of Wallnut-Tree-Plank, 60 Foot of Wainscot, and 100 Foot of Deal , on the 29th of September last. It appear'd that Noblet was a Servant to the Prosecutor; and store was an Evidence who Swore, he saw him bring said Pieces of Board out of the Warehouse (some of them half a Yard long) and burn them at Singleton's House; which not being thought sufficient Cause for an Indictment, they were acquitted .

Andrew James , (a little Boy ) of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 2 s. from the Person of George Macolcos , on the 8th instant . It was prov'd that the Prisoner was seen to do the Fact, and the Handkerchief taken upon him; whereupon he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Vaughan was indicted for Assaulting Elizabeth Edling (an Infant ) with intention to rob on the 2nd of November last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Child coming from School, the Prisoner took it up in her Arms: and the Child crying, she us'd it very roughly; which was taken Notice of by some Neighbours and the she set the Child down and went away; whereupon she was seiz'd, and the Child ran home, where the Gold Chain she had about her Neck was found to be Loosen'd. The Prisoner said in her Defence, That she took the Child up for fear of Cart, and that she was carrying it towards its own home, and not a contrary way. The Jury considering the matter; found her Guilty of the Assault.

[Fine. See summary.]

John Jones and Mary Hopgood were indicted, she for personating and he for counselling and perswading her to personate Elizabeth the Widow of Henry Car , late a Mariner on board the Salisbury-Prize by which means they defrauded George Veale of the sum of 39 l. 14 s. The Fact was very plainly proved against them, and they were found Guilty of the Misdemeanor.

[Pillory. See summary.]

was indicted for conspiring with William Arnold , to defraud Abraham Campbel of 3 lib. 2 oz. of Human Hair, Value 8 l. on the 11th of June, in the 12th Year of the late Queen . The Prosecutor swore, That William Arnold , being a Barber, came to buy the Goods of him upon Credit; but being his Debtor in about 26 l. before, he refus'd to trust him ; whereupon Arnold told him, he would bring his Uncle John Arnold , who would give his Word for the Payment. The Prosecutor having heard a Character of John Arnold, consented to take his Word; whereupon he brought the Prisoner, who personated the said John Arnold, and promis'd Payment, upon which he trusted him with the Goods above-mentioned. The Matter was fully prov'd, and he found Guilty of Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

Richard Savil and William Tibbs of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , were indicted for breaking the House of Edward Hughs , on the 15th of November last in the Night-time, and stealing thence 4 Pewter Dishes , and 10 Plates . To which indictment Savil pleaded Guilty ; and Tibbs putting himself upon his Trial, one Woodfield, an Accomplice in the Fact, swore, That he went in at the Cellar-Window, and stole the Goods, and handed them out to him and Savil; whereupon he was found Guilty of Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Graves , Mary Pratt , and Rebekah Whitrow , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , were indicted for breaking the House of Mary Whitrow , on the 18th of October last, in the Day-time, and stealing hence a Silk and Stuff Gown and Petticoat, and several other Goods . The Prosecutor swore, That she went out about 12 a Clock, and left the Door latch'd, and coming home about 3, found it open, and the Goods gone; and another depos'd, That she saw Graves lurking about the Prosecutor's House, and knowing her to be an ill Person, Suspected her, and went and found her out. She confess'd the Matter when taken, and told where the Goods were, and that the other two were concern'd in the Fact with her. At their Trials neither of them disown'd it, but endeavour'd to lay the Blame upon one another; whereupon the Jury found them all guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Mills and John Kennedy , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for breaking the House of John Clarkson , on the 18th of October last, in the Night time, and stealing from thence 2 Copper Pots, a Brass Pot, 12 Pewter Dishes, and other Goods . The Prosecutor depos'd , That his House was broke open, and he lost his Goods; and being afterwards informed by one Bonner, (a Prisoner in Newgate) that Mills was concern'd in doing it, he apprehended him, and he confess'd it, and said Kennedy , was in the Robery. Upon which Confession he was found Guilty of Felony , but there being no other Evidence against Kennedy, he was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Walker , of the Parish of Stanmore , was indicted for the Murder of John Rogers , by giving him a mortal Wound with an Ax upon the Shoulder, near the Collar-bone, on the 11th of July last, of which he languish'd till the 3d of August, and then died . The first witness swore, That coming by the Prisoner's Door (which was an Alehouse in Edgware he saw the Deceas'd without wounded , who told him, the Prisoner had cut him with a broad Ax; and that going thereupon to the Prisoner , and asking him how it came, he answered If I had not miss'd my Blow, I'd have cut of his Head and that he'd have died a more honourable Death than s're a Scotchman in England; mine is a Corporation House I hang, draw and quarter, within my self. The like Word were sworn to by another Witness; but there was none swore to the Wound given. On the Prisoner's behalf, it was sworn, That the Deceas'd and another Man, being drinking at his House, he refus'd to let them have any more till they had paid for what they had; whereupon the Deceased had him give him 2s. saying he had given him Half a Crown; but that in Truth he had given him nothing; whereupon a Quarrel happen'd, and the Deceased struck the Prisoner; throu which the Prisoner ran and fetch'd the Ax to frighten him, but could not tell how the Wound came. Others prov'd, That the Wound had but just cut the skin and that he was up and down very well, and often in Drink, and had agreed it with the Prisoner for a Guinea. And two Surgeons, who viewed the Body, swore that the Wound could not be the Cause of his Death but he died of an Ague and Fever. The Jury having fully consider'd the Matter, acquitted the Prisoner.

Catherine Hale , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted of stealing a Table-Cloth, an Apron, and other Goods out of the House of Henry Leman . It appear'd, she work'd with the Prosecutor, and being suspected, was taken , and confess'd the Fact; whereupon she was found Guilty, to the Value of 10 d.

She was a second time indicted for stealing 15 lib. of Feathers from John Clavering , on the first of October last. It appear'd she lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House; and one who lodg'd there with her, swore, That she saw the Prisoner and another take the Feathers out of the Bed. She said in her Defence, That 'twas the Witness stole the Feathers; but that was not believ'd, and she was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Isaac Dale , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Brass Pot, Value 8 s. the Goods of John Edwards , on the 27th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner, and two more, came to drink at his House, and he lost the Pot, out of his Yard; and afterwards the Prisoner coming back again, was stop'd, and confess'd where he had put it. He said in his Defence, That he saw another Man carry it, and came back to tell where it was; which not being believ'd, he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Carter , alias Corbet, alias Page, alias White , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring, value 8 s. and 30 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Elizabeth Colestock . The Evidence swore, That the Prisoner and another lay in the Room from whence they were stolen out of a Chest of Drawers; but there not being sufficient Proof that the Prisoner stole'em, she was acquitted .

John Lightfoot , of the Parish of Whitechappel , was indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat value 15 s. the Goods of Robert Howard , on the 20th of November last. It appear'd, That he came to the Nagg's Head and Woolpack in Whitechappel , and making use of a Gentleman's Name, lodg'd there a Night, and in the Morning went away with the Coat; and being stopt for another Robbery, while he was selling of it in Monmouth-street, own'd the Fact, and was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

He was a second time indicted for stealing 3 Dowlas Shirts, and other Goods , from John Aloffe ; which being plainly prov'd against him, he was again found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Savil and William Tibbs , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , were indicted for breaking open the House of Maurice Jones , on the 7th of November last, in the Night time, and stealing thence a Brass Porridge pot, value 12 s. and 4 Brass Sawse-pans, val 10 s. The Evidence against Savil was his own Confession in Newgate when taken up for a Robbery on the Highway, by which he thought to make himself an Evidence; but there was no other Evidence to affect Tibbs, whereupon he was acquitted , and Savil found Guilty .

They were a second time indicted for assaulting and robbing Thomas Trenoweth , on the High-way , on the 2d of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going over the Fields to Marybone Park , at five a Clock in the Morning, Savil came to him with a Lanthorn, pretending to light him along; and after a while, one Moses Whitefield (not yet taken) struck up his Heels, and when he was down, Tibbs put his Hand in his Pocket, and took out 35 s. in Money, and 2 pair of Lancets in a Box. They neither of them could deny the Fact; but endeavour'd to accuse each other, whereupon they were both found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Field , and Mary his Wife , of the Parish of Hillendon , were indicted, he for the Murder of Mary, the Wife of Gabriel Randal , and stealing out of his House 25 Guineas, and 25 l. in Money , on the 20th of October last; and she as an Accessary to the Felony, by receiving part of the Money so stoln. Mr. Randal swore, That he being a Pipe-maker by Trade, and the Prisoner his Journey-man , he went to carry out some Pipes, and left only his Wife and the Prisoner at home; and returning again in about 2 Hours, found the String of the Door-latch out, so that it was sometime before he could get in; which when he had done, going up Stairs, he found his Wife lying a-cross the Bed, with her Hands and Legs tied; whereupon he cried out, and some Neighbours came in, who found a Clout thrust down her Throat, and another tied round her Head before her Mouth; which when they had remov'd, Blood issued out, and they discover'd her to be murder'd. The Prosecutor then went to look about the House, and found his Chest broke open, and the Money taken away, and a Hammer lying by, which he left in the Work-shop with the Prisoner, when he went out; and also found the Prisoner's Apron bloody, and that he was gone. Another Evidence depos'd, That Mr. Randal sending him an Account of what had pass'd, he made strict search after the Prisoner, whom he found at last on board a Ship bound for Virginia; and upon searching him, found some Money, which he own'd to be part of the Prosecutor's Money; and a Purse was also taken upon him, which the Deceas'd frequently carried in her Pocket. He deny'd his Name when taken, and said it was John Gardener; and upon his Trial he said that he stood at the Door, while John Gardener robb'd the House; but did not know he had done Murder. This being all he had to say in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty of the Murder and Felony ; but acquitted the Wife of being accessary to the last, by reason of her Coverture.

[Death. See summary.]

William Hoskins , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields was indicted for breaking the House of Richard Downs , on the 22d of November last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence 80 Pair of Silk Stockins, 40 Pair of Worsted, and divers other Goods to a considerable Value . The Prosecutor swore , That his Shop was broke by boring Holes, and taking out some Pieces of Board on the Side of his Shop next a Court, and thereby he lost his Goods. Another Witness depos'd, That searching for other stolen Goods, he found part of the Prosecutor's in the Prisoner's Lodging. One Chance, an Accomplice in the Fact, swore, That the Prisoner and he did it. The Prisoner said nothing in his Defence, but that Chance was an old Offender, and drew him in, whereupon he was found Guilty of Burglary.

He was a second time indicted for breaking open the House of Elizabeth Smith , in the Night time, and stealing thence Linen to the Value of 5 l. Mrs. Smith swore, Her Shop was broke by boring as before, and the Goods taken away: But there being no other Evidence but Chance to prove the Prisoner concern'd he was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Barrow and William Daintry of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , were indicted for breaking the House of Philip Herbert , Esq ; with Intent to steal his Goods, on the 8th of October last, in the Night-time : But the Evidence not being sufficient, they were acquitted .

John Wynn , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring, a Guinea, and 9 s. in Silver , from Mary Chislet on the 20th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, That her Ring and Money were in her Box, and the Prisoner (a Boy ) being her Fellow-Servant , took them, and went away. He confess'd the Fact, and was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Cornish , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the Shop of John Harley , on the 17th of October last in the Night-time, and stealing thence 3 Perukes . But the Evidence not proving the Matter, he was acquitted .

James Hays of the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring, Value 15 s. and other Goods , from Jane Lloyd , on the 1st of November last. The Prosecutor swore, That going up stairs in her Master's House, she found the Prisoner in the Garret, and crying out for Help, he was taken with the Goods upon him; whereupon he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Dean and Thomas Lloyd , of the Precinct of St. Katherine's , were indicted for stealing a Wherry, a pair of Sculls, and a Tilt, the Goods of three several Persons . The Fact was plainly prov'd upon them; but the Prosecutors having their Goods again, the Jury found them Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joseph Joscelin and John Haythorn , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , were indicted for stealing a Weather-Sheep, value of 26 s. 6 d. the Goods of Edward Morris , on the 22d of November last. The Prosecutor swore he lost the Sheep out of his Grounds; and it was prov'd, That Joscelin being in Leadenhall-market, to sell the Carcass, was suspected, and taken up, whereupon he presently said, he had it from Haythorn; who being also taken, discover'd where the Skin was hid. This Proof being so very full against them, they were both found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Giles , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Firkin of Butter out of the Shop of Samuel Slater , on the 7th instant. The Prosecutor swore, That being in a back Room, he saw the Prisoner take the Firkin and go away with it; and pursuing, took it upon him. He had nothing to say in his Defence, and was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Nichols , of the Precinct of St. Katherines , was indicted for stealing a Brass Kettle, value 5 s. and other Goods, out of the House of Edward Blount , on the 19th of Octobe r last. The Prosecutor swore he lost the Goods, and the Prisoner came to him a while afterwards, and for a Crown told him where they were sold; and upon Enquiry at that place, it appear'd that she was the erson who sold them. She had nothing to say in her Defence, but that she had them from a Sailor; but having no proof of that, nor of her Reputation she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Davis , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief from the person of John Hamilton , on the first of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That there being a Crowd in the Church, by reason of the Bishop of London's Confirming there, he lost his Handkerchief, and searching the Prisoner, found that and 5 more in his Breeches; whereupon he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Smith , alias Drew was indicted for stealing 27 Yards of Stuff, value 30 s. out of the shop of Andrew Bonivier , on the 13th of November last. It was sworn by the Prosecutor's Servant, That she saw the Prisoner take it, and put it under her left Arm and carry it away; and calling out for Help, she was taken with it upon her. She did not deny that she had the Stuff, but said she only went to the Shop-door to look on it, and did not intend to carry it away; but that being prov'd to be false, she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Awdry and Mary Awdry , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted, he for breaking the House of Thomas Fisher on the 13th of October last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence 6 Firkins of Butter, 300 Weight of Cheese, and 30 lib. of Bacon , and she for receiving the same Goods, knowing them to be stoln . Mr. Fisher swore his Shop was broke open, and his Goods gone; and that John Awdry being in Custody own'd the Robbery and Burglary; and Samuel Awdry swore, That he saw his Brother bring some Firkins of Butter to his Mother, which she would have turn'd out again; but that he swore he would kill her if she did not take them in. There were several other Witnesses who fix'd strong Circumstances upon him, but none that his Mother knew them to be stoln; whereupon he was found Guilty of the Burglary, and she acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

John Banks , of the Parish of Chelsea was indicted for the Murder of Richard Adams , by giving him a mortal Wound of the Breadth of half an inch, and the Depth of 5 Inches, on the 19th of October last, of which he languish'd till the 25th, and then died . It appear'd upon the Trial, That some words happening between the Prisoner and the Deceas'd,(being both Pensioners of Chelsea College) the Deceas'd went and fetch'd a Sword under his Coat, and threatned the Prisoner if he did not go with him. A Witness depos'd, That he saw them fight, and would have parted them, but could not; but in a little time they put up their Swords, and went away both together into the Prisoner's House, where the Deceas'd was dress'd and drank, and smoak'd a Pipe, and was with much Difficulty perswaded to go to his Chamber; and when he was there, would not go to Bed all Night. Before he died he forgave the Prisoner, and said that it was all Heat of Passion; and the Jury considering the Circumstances of the Matter, found him Guilty of Man-Slaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Willis , of the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for stealing a Trunk with several Clothes, out of the House of Ann Pullen , on the 3d. Instant. It appear'd, That these were three Men seen to go into the House, (of which the Prisoner was describ'd to be one) and afterwards come out again with a Trunk; and being pursu'd the Prisoner and another were overtaken; the other dropping a Bundle, wherein were the Prosecutor's Cloaths, ran away, but the Prisoner was seiz'd. He brought some Witnesses to prove he was at another Place, but that not being satisfactory to the Jury, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Coxhead of the Parish of Shadwell , was indicted for breaking the House of Walter Berry on the 5th of November last in the Night-time, and stealing thence a Canvas Bag and 9 lib. of Hops , but the Proof being insufficient, he was acquitted .

Thomas Watts Gent . of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of Abraham Old , Gent . on the 13th of October last, by giving him a mortal Wound with a Rapier, on the right Side of the Body near the Pap, of the Breadth of half an Inch, and the Depth of 18 Inches, of which he instantly dy'd. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner and Deceas'd being in Company together, fell into Talk about Bravery; the Deceas'd affirming that there was not any Man who at first entering upon Action, had not a sort of Coldness or Apprehension; which the Prisoner deny'd, and said a brave Man was never capable of Apprehension or Fear. That after they had argu'd this Matter there was a seeming Reservedness between them, but no hot Words; And that after they went out of the Tavern, the Decceas'd not going homewards, but turning down York Buildings, a Gentleman who had been in Company with'em ask'd him where he was going, and he told him to take a Walk at the Water-side; and that he endeavour'd to perswade him to go home, but in vain, yet the Deceas'd told him upon his Word and Honour he had no Design to quarrel; whereupon he left him, and coming back met the Prisoner going in a great Heat, whom he would have prevented from going to the Deceas'd, but he was in a great Passion and would not hear him, and in a small Time he heard the Swords clash, but before he could get in the Deceas'd was kill'd. There were other Witnesses who swore they heard the Swords clash, and heard the Deceas'd fall; and one of them was positive, that she brought out a Candle, and saw the Prisoner pull his Sword out of his Body . It was plain that the Prisoner kill'd him, but there being no Malice prov'd, he was found guilty of Manslaughter .

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Michael Plunket , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Feather-Bed, and a Pair of Sheets, and other Furniture, out of the House of William Shepherd , on the 2d of November last. It appear'd that the Prisoner lodg'd at the Prosecutor's House, and that he deliver'd the Bed to another Person to carry away. The Prisoner in his Defence Said, that it was the Prosecutor's Wife sent it away, and she swore the same; but it appearing that he had left his Lodging, and she run away from her Husband, that was not regarded, and he was found guilty of Felony .

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Mary Bellingham , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 2 Holland and 2 Doulas Shirts , the Goods of Richard Staples , on the 1st instant. It was Sworn that the Shirts were stolen from the Hedge where they hung a drying; and upon Pursuit the Prisoner was taken with them upon her, whereupon she was found guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Thomas Cane , of the Precinct of St. Katherine's , was indicted for stealing 30 Yards of Fustian out of the Shop of Margaret Hammon , on the 15th of November last. There was Evidence who saw the Prisoner go into the Shop, and come out with the Goods; and being seiz'd they were taken upon him; whereupon he was found guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Eleanor Hudson , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Holland Apron and other Goods from Mary Burges , on the 18th of September last; But the Evidence being not satisfactory, and she having several to her Reputation was acquitted .

Margaret Gilbert , Elizabeth Mills , Mary Tayler , and Thomas Bailey were all indicted for assaulting, putting in bodily Fear, and robbing Thomas Edward Frederick Slade of 6 s . on the 14th of Novembe r last. The Prosecutor swore, That he and two more went to Gilbert's House, where they drank Wine and Brandy, and then she fetch'd the other three Women; and after they had staid there a while, the two young Men who were with the Prosecutor went away, but Gilbert observing him to have the Money, stopt him and would not let him go till he had given what she demanded to her self and the Women; and Bailey threaten'd him if he did not comply; nor could he get away till a Constable came who was sent by his 2 Companions. The Jury considering the Matter, found them all guilty of Petty-Larceny .

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Elizabeth Price and Martha Hare were indicted as Accessaries to Elizabeth Graves , Mary Prat and Rebekah Whitrow, in receiving and buying the Goods of Mary Whitrow , by them stoln : But the Evidence being insufficient; they were both acquitted .

Thomas Hubbub and William Hall of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the House of James Rod in the Night-time, and stealing thence several Pieces of Linnen , on the 5th instant. The Evidence was pretty plain against Hubbub , whereupon he was found guilty of Felony ; but not being so against Hall, he was acquitted .

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Jasper Du Lac , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Peruke, Value 5 l. the Goods of Benjamin Canby , out of the Shop of Richard Spicer , on the 14th of November last. Mr. Spicer swore he lost the Wig out of his Shop, and it was prov'd the Prisoner had offer'd it to Sale. But he proving he bought it of another Person who absconds , and having several to his Reputation, was acquitted .

Charles Clark , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing a pair of Pistols, and 30 Guineas, the Goods of James Eaton , out of the House of Katharine Whitfield , on the 2nd of November last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and being intrusted with the Key of the Closet where the Goods and Money were, he took them and went away; and being afterwards taken up by Chance, and carry'd to New Prison, his Master had notice and went to him, to whom he cousels'd the Fact, and did not deny it at his Trial, whereupon he was found guilty of Felony.

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Thomas Duncan and Joseph Evet , of the Parish of Hackney were indicted, Duncan for stealing and Evet for receiving, knowing it to be stole , a Silver Candlestick, Value 34 s. The Goods of Richard Bever on the 25th of October last. The Evidence depos'd, That Duncan came to be hir'd as a Servant to Mr. Bever and the Candlestick being in the Kitchen, he found Means to take it away, which he confess'd when taken, and was thereupon found guilty of Felony. It was prov'd against Evet that he offer'd it to Sale, but it not appearing he knew it to be stole, he was acquitted .

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William Cord and Mary Thomas , were indicted, he for stealing, and she for receiving 19 Pieces of Foreign Gold and other Goods of William Baker , on the 15th of November last. It was plainly prov'd that Cord stole the Goods from on Shipboard; but there being no satisfactory Evidence that Thomas knew they were stolen, she was acquitted , and he found guilty of Felony.

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Thomas Loftus and Margaret Elwood , were indicted, he as Principal, and she as Accessary, for stealing a Suit of Drugget , the Goods of William Baker , on the 2nd of November last. It was prov'd that Loftus stole the Clothes from on Ship-board, and they were taken upon Elwood; but she saying , and Loftus acknowledging that he deliver'd them to her to get them mended, she was acquitted , and he found guilty of Felony.

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Mary Adamson , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing; 15 Flaxen Sheets, Value 4 l. and other Goods , from Stephen Hemings , on the 18th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner being his Servant was entrusted with his Linnen, and at several Times stole the Goods mention'd in the Indictment. The same was also depos'd by his Daughter. The Prisoner in her Defence said, That she had the Things from her Master's Daughter to pawn for Money; and that she was maliciously prosecuted ; however the Jury found her guilty of Felony.

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Milner Wilder , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwel was indicted for stealing a Silk Petticoat, and other Goods , from John Haggard , on the 29th of October last. It was prov'd that the Prisoner lodg'd in the same House with the Prosecutor, and while she was abroad, broke her Lodging, took the Goods, and went away. She confess'd it when taken, and had little to say at her Trial, whereupon she was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Margaret Manley , of the Parish of St. Sepulchre , was indicted for privately stealing 7 Guineas and a half, and 4 l. 10 s. in Silver, from the Person of Roger Jackson , an the 8th instant: But the Evidence not being sufficient, she was acquitted .

James Jones , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing a Silver Gilt Spoon , Value 10 s. the Goods of William Gifford . Mr. Gifford's Daughter depos'd, That she had laid the Spoon upon a Plate in a low Room; and while she turn'd her Back she heard something click, and saw the Prisoner run away; whereupon she follow'd and call'd for Help, and took him with the Spoon upon him. He had no Defence, and was found guilty of Felony.

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Elizabeth Stains , of the Parish of White-chappel , was indicted for stealing a Silk Hood and Scarf, and 9 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Thomas Everet , on the 27th of October last. The Fact being prov'd upon her, she was found guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Mary Hall , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted upon two Indictments, one for robbing her Lodging Room , and the other for stealing Goods out of another Room in the Dwelling House of Ann Green , on the 10th of March last. It was prov'd that the Goods were stolen, and she run away; and when taken confess'd the Fact, whereupon she was found guilty of Felony.

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Matth.ew Read , of the Parish of White-chappel , was indicted for stealing a Drugget Coat, Wastcoat and Breeches, and 47 s. in Money from William Southin , on the 18th of October last. It appear'd that the Cloaths and Money were stolen from on Ship board, and the Prisoner was taken selling the Coat, which he own'd he took out of the Ship; whereupon he was found guilty of Felony.

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Arthur Ward , of the Parish of Hackney , was indicted for stealing a Flaxen Sheet Value 4 s. the Goods of Henry Pope , on the 19th of October last. It was prov'd that the Sheet was hanging on a Hedge in Mr. Pope's Garden; and the Prisoner being seen to come from thence, was pursu'd and taken, and the Sheet was seen to drop from him. This being a plain Proof, he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Elizabeth Hall and Thomas Franklin were indicted for stealing a Pair of Silver Buckles, value 12 s. and 6 s. in Money , from Robert Hughs , on the 7th instant. The Fact was fully prov'd against Hall, and she was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d. but Franklin was acquitted .

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John Smith of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of Henry Atwood , on the 12th of November last, in the Night-time, and taking a Cloth Coat and Wastcoat , and other Goods , on the 12th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, That he was in Bed about 8 a Clock at Night, and being a-sleep, was wak'd and heard some body in his Room; whereupon crying out, his Wife came up, and the Prisoner was taken in the Garret , having remov'd several things with Intention to carry them away. The Felony was plainly prov'd upon him, but the Burglary not; whereupon he was found Guilty of Felony only .

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Richard Stevens , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing 3 Holland Shirts , and other Linen , out of the House of Jane Hare , on the 13th of November last. The Prosecutor's Servant swore, That being Irroning near the Window, the Prisoner threw up the Sash , thrust in his Hand, and Snatch'd the Goods, and ran away; and being pursu'd, they were taken upon him; whereupon he was found Guilty of Felony.

He was a 2d time indicted with William Tibbs , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , for breaking the House of Joseph Briggs , on the 5th of November last, in the Night-times, and taking thence 20 Pewter Plates, and other Goods. The Prosecutor swore his House was safe over night and in the Morning he found the Cellar-Window broke, and the Goods, gone; and one who was an Accomplice in the Fact swore, That Tibbs went in at the Window, and handed out the Goods, and Stevens was by and helped to carry them away; whereupon they were found Guilty of Burglary.

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John Savil , William Tibbs , and Nath Windsor , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the House of John Lee , on the 6th of November last in the Night-time, and stealing thence a Brass Kettle, a Sawce-pan , and 7 lib. of Cheese ; to which Indictment Savil pleaded Guilty ; but Tibbs and Windsor putting themselves upon their Trial, the first was found Guilty of Burglary, and the other acquitted .

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Ann Friend , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for assaulting, putting in bodily Fear, and robbing Elizabeth Pridley , on the 27th of November last. It appear'd that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop to buy a Loaf, and was very desirous to have a Silver Groat in change; the Prosecutor's Daughter saying she had never a one, she was importunate with her to look among her Money; whereupon she did pull out her Money, which she had no sooner done, but the Prisoner thrust her Hand into it, and swore she would have it all; whereupon the young Woman cry'd out, and the Prisoner was taken. The Jury finding the Matter plain that she had some of the Money, found her Guilty of Felony.

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William Hoskins was indicted for breaking the House of Joseph Bird in the Night-time, and stealing 190 Yards of Spanish Poplin, and a great many other Goods , to which he pleaded Guilty .

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George Hans , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Cambrick Handkerchief, value, 2 s. from the Person of Richard Chace , on the 3d instant. Mr. Chace swore, That coming out of St. Giles's Church , he saw the Prisoner's Hand moving from his Pocket; whereupon he seized him, and found the Handkerchief upon him. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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George Hall and John Norris , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , were indicted for stealing 7 iron-hoop'd Pails val. 10 s. out of the Shop of Thomas Mary on the 11th instant. The Evidence swore, That he saw Hall go into the Shop and take out the Goods, and deliver part of 'em to Norris; and then watch'd them to a House where the Prisoners and Goods were both taken; whereupon the Jury found them Guilty of Felony.

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Thomas Spell was indicted for stealing 50 oz. of Grain Silver from James Grammar : But there being no Prosecution, he was acquitted .

Abraham Lardell was indicted for stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 2 s. from the Person of Mary Rothbon the 5th of November last. But there was no Prosecution. He was acquitted .

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

Received Sentence of Death 8 Thomas Thurland , John Savil , William Tibbs , William Mills , Richard Field , William Hopkins , John Awdrey , Richard Stevens .

Burnt in the Hand, 29. Robert Perkins , Jane Bowman , Jane White , Elizabeth Cotes , Elizabeth Graves , Mary Pratt , Rebekah Whitrow , Richard Mills , Joseph Josceline , Thomas Loftus , John Haythorn , Mary Nichols , Elizabeth Smith alias Drew, John Banks , John Wills , Michael Plunket , Thomas Watts , Thomas Cane , Thomas Hubbub Charles Clark , William Cord , Mary Adamson , James Jones , Mary Hall , Matthew Read , John Smith , Ann Friend , George Hall , John Norris .

To be Whip'd 26. Susan Sheldon , Mary Alexander , S - D - John Fowle , Andrew Jones , Catherine Hale ; Isaac Dale , John Lightfoot , John Wynn , James Hays , William Dean , Thomas Lloyd , John Giles , John Davis , Mary Bellingham , Mary Gilbert , Martha Edwards , Elizabeth Mills , Mary Taylor , Thomas Bailey , Thomas Duncan , Milner Wilder , Elizabeth Stains , Elizabeth Hall , Arthur Ward , George Hans .

Stephen Mead fin'd 100 l. and to stand 3 times in the Pillory. Mary Vaughan fin'd 6 s. 8 d. John James and Mary Hopwood , to stand 3 times in the Pillory. C - L - fin'd 20 l.

For the Good of the Publick.

Whereas several goodwomen and others of that sex in this Kingdom have contracted an evil Habit of body, wherein the vicious Humours at first dispersed through the whole, coming at length to be lodged in one part or another, for Causes too long here to be mentioned, are thrown down upon the Womb, occasioning a dangerous Weakness in that Part, which being neglected at last turns cancerous, and often proves fatal. This is to acquaint all such as may have Occasion, that a speedy Relief is to be had, from an experienced Midwife, at the Sign of the Queens-Arms, A Goldsmith's near Exeter-Exchange in the Strand, who perform'd a Care upon a Lady at the Bath, after she was given over by Physicians and since has bred several Gentlewomen and others in the City of Suburbs of London.

I Do publickly declare, That my Child having for a long time been reduc'd to extreme Sufferings and Danger, by the hard Breeding of Teeth was (by good Providence) immediately reliev'd, upon the Use of a Remedy Trial of Mr. Perronet, Surgeon; Witness my Hand, Mar. Adams, at the Globe Eating House in Shoe-lane, Within one door of Fleetstreet. This Remedy is sold for 2 s. 6 d. per Vial, by Mr. Alcraft, at the Blue-Coat Boy against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill; and by the Author Mr. Perronet aforesaid, at the Surgeons-Arms against the End of Dorset-street in St. Giles in the Fields; whose Wife effectually cures all kinds of Ruptures in young Children.

Note, At the aforesaid Places may also be had Sire Kenelm Digby's famous Apoplectick Snuff, being a most excellent Remedy for all Pains, Dizziness, Vapours, Sleapiness, and Imposthumes of the Head; cures Rhuem upon the Eyes; Dimness of Sight, and Thickness of Hearing. Price 2 s. 6 d. per Paper.