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Old Bailey Proceedings, 14th January 1715.

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 Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 14th, 15th, and 17th of January, 17 14/15, in the First Year of His MAJESTY's Reign,

20 January. 171 4/5

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; Sir Samuel Dod , Kt. Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Mr. Justice Tracy, Mr. Justice Prat, and Duncan Lee , Esq; 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.

Robert Brooks

John Howton

James Field

Samuel Howet

Joseph Tucker

John Wilmott

John Cook

Samuel Aaron

Robert Hoffman

William Cowley

William Sherburn

John Standish

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Moody , Gent.

Abraham Harrison

Samuel Chase

Thomas Barlow

Joseph Mundy

Charles Russell

Edward Boswell

John Marley

Alexander Kilgore

Rowland Beatknife

John Osgood

Thomas Kingsman

The Proceedings were as followeth:

John Pierce , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing 15 Yards of Livsey-Wolsey, value 15 s. and 4 Yards of Linen , the Goods of Kath. Acon , on the 23d of December last. It appear'd by the Evidence Goods were lying upon the Prosecutor's Shop-Window and the Prisoner was seen to take them away, and being thereupon pursu'd, they were upon him. He had no Defence to make, nor any to his Reputation, and was found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Willoughby and Susan Houseman of the Parish St. Bartholomew the less , were indicted for privately stealing 25 Yards of Drugget, out of the Shop of John Slade , on the 16th of December last. The Prosecutor's Wife swore, That the Prisoners came together to the Shop, pretending to buy Shaloon, and Houseman did buy some and and pay for it; and that Willoughby desiring to see some Druggets, was shew'd those in the Indictment; which not pleasing her in the Colour, while Mrs. Slade went into a Back-Shop to fetch some others, she found Means to take them, and went away; but being seen by a Neighbour to come out of the Shop with something bulky, he suspected her, and she was taken with the Goods upon her. She had nothing to say in her Defence, but that she was very poor, and knew not what she did; whereupon she was found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. but the Evidence not being sufficient to prove Houseman to be privy to the Fact, she was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Sylvester , of the Parish of St. Magnes the Martyr , was indicted for stealing 2 Gold Rings, value 34 s. the Goods of Rebekah Panner , on the 13th of December last. The Prosecutor swore. That being at the further End of her Shop, she heard her Shew-glass at the Shop-Window broke, and her Son going out, saw that the two Rings were taken away; Whereupon the Prisoner, who was seen at the Shop-window at the same time, was taken upon Suspicion, but nothing found upon him, nor could any one be positive he broke the Glass, Whereupon he was acquitted .

Edward Alcock , of the Parish of St. Faith , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 10 l. and a Spoon, value 10 s. out of the Dwelling-house of John Eaglesfield , on the 23rd of December last . It appear'd, that the Prosecutor keeping a Publick House , the Prisoner came in, and had a Room by himself, where he called for a Bottle and Half-pint , which he mixed together in the Tankard, and then called for a Spoon to scum the Froth off . When he had so done, he tasted his and saying it was too small, sent the Boy for another Half-pint of strong; and while he was gone into the Cellar, slipt out at the Back-door, with the Tankard and Spoon, and being pursued, they were taken upon him. He had nothing to say in his Defence, but that he was very much for Drink, and did not know that he was ever in the Prosecutor's House; and had also some Witnesses, who said they never knew him guilty of an ill thing before: But this being plainly proved upon him, he was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

John Fairbourn , of the Parish of St. Mary Cole-church , was indicted for stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 1 s. 6 d. from the Person of Thomas Hammond , on the 16th of December last. Mr. Hammond swore, That standing at a Shop-door in Cheapside , he felt the Prisoner's Hand in his Pocket; whereupon he seiz'd him, and upon Search found 7 Handkerchiefs upon him: But it appearing he did not pull Mr. Hammond's out of his Pocket, he was acquitted of the Indictment.

William Haslam , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the East , was indicted for stealing 9 Beaver-skins, value 40 s. the Goods of John Caswell , on the 20th of December last: But the Evidence being very imperfect, and having Persons to his Reputation, he was acquitted .

John Powell was indicted for receiving Goods of Matth. Roberts , and several other Persons, knowing them to be stoln by Evan Grono , who was convicted for the same on the 10th of October last: But the Evidence being very insufficient, he was acquitted .

James Moor and John Vernon , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the East , were indicted for stealing 100 Weight of Hemp, the Goods of a Person unknown , on the 10th instant; and Richard Hockhead , for receiving the same, knowing it to be stoln . It was prov'd, That Moor and Vernon being seen with Bundles of Hemp upon their Backs, they were stopt, and confess'd they had it from Wiggins's Key, where it lay under a Crane. The Matter was very plain against them, and they were found Guilty to the Value of 10 d. But no Evidence affecting Hockhead, he was acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

George Hilton , of the Parish of St. Faith , was indicted for stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 6 d. from the Person of Michael Wright , on the 14th of December last. Mr. Wright swore, That being at Prayers in St. Paul's Church , the Prisoner was next him, and seem'd very devout; but that missing his Handkerchief, he took him out of the Choir, and he deliver'd it. He had nothing to say in his Defence, and was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Whipping. See summary.]

of the Parish of St. Katherine Creechurch , was indicted for stealing 15 lb Weight of Whalebone, value 30 s. out of the House of John Middleton , on the 18th of December last. It appear'd, That the Prisoner was Journey-man to the Prosecutor, and had at several times stoln and sold Quantities of Whalebone to one Brown, a Boddice-maker in Southwark; which the Prosecutor being inform'd of, dogg'd him, and took him in Brown's Shop, with a Parcel of bone upon him; whereupon he carried him before Sir Richard Hoare , where he confess' he had taken about 2 lb a Week for near Twelvemonth. He call'd some Persons who said, He was never Guilty of an ill thing before; but this Fact being so very plain against him, he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Johnson of the Parish of St. Margaret Pattons was indicted for stealing a large Quantity of Cambricks out of the Dwelling-house of Henry Carter , on the 2nd instant, Mr. Carter swore, That the Prisoner was employed by him as a Writer in his Compting-house, and by that means had Access to the Place where the Goods lay; and that at several times he lost from thence Cambricks to the value of 90 l. and taking the Prisoner into Examination, he confess'd he took part of them, and pray'd Favour. At his Trial he would have evaded that Confession, by alledging he was under a Surprize, and knew not what he said; but that not availing him, he was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Thorp , Evan Roberts , and John Streek , of the Parish of Alhallows Barkin , were indicted for stealing 600 lb Weight of Sugar; the Goods of James Wardly , out of the Warehouse of Edward Owen , on the 30th of November last. The Evidence depos'd, That there being several Hogs-heads in the Warehouse, and some loose Sugar being found scatter'd in the Window, upon Search they found one Hogshead almost empty; whereupon the Prisoners were taken upon Suspicion, and Thorp and Streek both confess'd the Fact. One Spikeman also swore he was in the Robbery, and that the Prisoners did enter the Warehouse, and bring off the Sugar; upon which Thorp and Streek were found Guilty , and Roberts acquitted .

Henry Hill was indicted as Accessary after the Fact, by buying several Quantities of Sugar of the Prisoners, knowing it to be stoln : But there being no Witness against him but Spikeman, and having a great many People to his Reputation, he was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Isaac Ragg , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in breaking into the Yard of Thomas Parnell , with intent to steal his Goods , on the 10th instant. The Prosecutor swore, That being informed by a Neighbour, that somebody was in his Yard, he went out to search, and found the Prisoner in a Dust-hole, who endeavouring to make his Escape, was stop'd in the Entry; and a Pistol, several Picklock-Keys, and some Matches, found upon him. The Fact being plainly prov'd, he was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Pillory. See summary.]

William Mayly alias, Mayberry was indicted for attempting to commit the detestable Sin of Sodomy upon the Body of David Thomas : But Thomas resisting to be sworn to give Evidence, (tho' he had accus'd the Prisoner before) Mayly was acquitted , and he committed by Court.

John Page (a Boy ) of the Parish of Edminton was indicted for breaking the House of Mary Cart , on the 2d instant in the Night-time and stealing thence a Quartren Loaf, 2 lb of Cheese, half a Pound of Bacon and half a Pound of Sugar . The Prosecutor swore, That her House was fast over-night; and in the Morning she found a Hole broke in the Wall, and the Goods gone; which Hole being mended, the Prisoner was a few Nights after attempting to get in again, and was taken, when he confess'd the former, as he did also at his Tryal, saying he was ready to starve, and did it through Want, The Jury considering the Matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Barrington of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for stealing a Carcass of a Sheep , the Goods of John Paine , on the 19th of December last. It appear'd, That the Prosecutor's Servant carried two Carcasses to Leaden-hall , and one of them was stoln away, and upon Search found at one Presgrove's in Rosemary-lane, and the Prisoner confess'd he stole it; which Confession not being sufficiently prov'd, and there being no other Evidence, he was acquitted .

George Hines alias Hales of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of Eleanor Jones on the 13th of December last, in the Night-time , and stealing thence 4 Pewter Spoons, value 10 d. a Copper Furnace, and other Goods . The Prosecutor swore, That when she went to Bed her House was fast , but in the Morning she found a Part of it until'd, and the Goods taken away; and a Constable depos'd, That going his Rounds, he met the Prisoner with the Furnace upon his Head, and found two of the Spoons in his Pocket. He had nothing to say in his Defence, but that he was hir'd to carry the Furnace by a Boy; which not satisfying the Jury, he was found Guilty of Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

William Haynes , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of John Clarkson , on the 1st of October last, and stealing thence 20 Pewter Dishes, and other Goods . The Prosecutor swore, That one Mills, a Prisoner in Newgate, inform'd him that the Prisoner was concern'd in the Fact; but Mills being call'd, denied that he knew him, whereupon he was acquitted .

Christian Verdon , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a 5 Guinea Piece from the Person of David Randal , on the 3d of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going through Short's Gardens , he met the Prisoner and another Woman, who ask'd him to make them drink; and that thereupon he did go into a House with them, and there lost his Piece; which making some Enquiry after, he found out the House where the Prisoner had chang'd it. She did not deny the Changing of it, but said she had it from the other Woman, who told her the Prosecutor gave it her. The Jury considering the Case, acquitted her.

Mary Burnet , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a flaxen Table-cloth, value 2 s. and other the Goods of Peter Lock , on the 22d of August last. It appear'd, That the Prosecutor keeping a Publick House , and the Prisoner being frequently there, several Goods were lost, and she taken upon Suspicion, and some of them found at a Pawn-brokers, who said she brought them. She did not deny the pawning some of them: but said she did not do it with a felonious Intent, only to supply a present Necessity, and to fetch them again. The Jury considering her Circumstances acquitted her.

William Burrell , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Peruke value 6 s. the Goods of William Wetberrell , out of the Shop of James Carr , on the 1st Instant. It appear'd that the Prisoner came to the Shop to have his Wigg comb'd, and as he was going away snatch'd the other off a Block, put it into his Bosom, and carried it off, and upon-pursuit was taken. In his Defence he said he was very much in Drink, and had some Witnesses to prove that, and others who gave a very good Character of his former Behaviour, whereupon he was acquitted .

Peter Boyard , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing 2 Holland Shirts, value 8 s. and other Goods of William Spence , on the 19th of December last. It appear'd that the Prisoner being a Porter , was sent with a Box of Goods belonging to Mr. Spence to the George Inn in Smithfield, and that he open'd it, and took out the Goods mentioned in the Indictment. He had nothing to say in his Defence, and was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Sarah Catlinz alias Johnson , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 2 pair of Flaxen Sheets, and other Goods , of Ann Clark , on the 9th of December last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner came in the Name of an Acquaitance of hers to lodge with her; and lying there one Night, the Goods were missing the next Day, and she gone, and was taken by the Watch with the Goods upon her. She own'd she had the Goods, but said she had them from one Hannah Morgan , and gave such Satisfaction to the Jury, that they acquitted her.

Ann Sprag , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for stealing 6 lb 13 oz of Belladine Silk, value 7 l. 10 s. the Goods of Mary Lines , on the 24th of December last: But the Evidence not proving the Fact, she was acquitted .

Henry Matthews , and William King , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , were indicted for the Murder of Abraham Atkins , on the 6th instant; Matthews, by giving him a mortal Bruise with a Truncheon, and King being aiding, abetting and assisting in the same . It appear'd by the Evidence for the King, That the Deceased going through Half-Moon-Alley by Moorfields , met the Prisoners, and there happen'd a Quarrel between them, in which Matthews knockt the Deceas'd down with a Truncheon, and after he was got up again, King took him by the Collar, threw his Head in his Face, and beat him against a Post till he fell down, and then was taken up for dead, and died in about 8 Hours after. The Surgeon depos'd, That there was a Fracture in his Skull 3 or 4 Inches long, which was the Cause of his Death. The Prisoners, in their Defence, had Witnesses who swore, That Matthews's Wife going thro' Long-ally, at some distance from her Husband, the Deceased met her, and offer'd to be rude with her, upon which Words arose, wherein the Deceased was very abusive, and lift up his Cane to fight; which caus'd Matthews to run to King's House, and fetch a Stick, with which he came towards his Wife, and the Deceased meeting him, they had some Blows, in which the Deceased was knock'd down, and said he had enough: whereupon Matthews; went away, and King (who came to pacify the Quarrel) went with him, to see him home; and coming back again afterwards, in order to return to his own home, the Deceas'd (who had all that while stood in the Ally) catch'd hold of him, and swore he was the Person who knock'd him down, and would not let him go without fighting; and that thereupon King did take him by the Collar, and run his Head in his Face, and then tript up his Heels, and threw him down upon a Dunghil. It was very plain, that the Deceased received his Death in the Quarrel, but by which of the Prisoners could not be distinguish'd, whereupon they were both found Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

James Hamilton , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of Griffith Howell , on the 6th of March , in the 8th Year of the late Queen, by giving him a mortal Wound with a Rapier, on the left part of his Belly, near the Navel, of the Depth of 6 Inches, and the Breadth of Half an Inch, of which he instantly died . It appear'd, by the Evidence, that the Deceas'd being Security for a Debt of the Prisoner's, was arrested for the same; but prevail'd upon the Officers to go with him to the Prisoner's Lodging, in Hungerford-market , to try if he could not conceive some Way for his Release: That when they came there, the Prisoner's Door was shut, and the Deceas'd call'd several times to him, desiring that he would come out and speak to him, and not let him go to Jail for his Debt: but receiving no Answer, he knock'd hard at the Door, which flying open, the Prisoner came out with his Sword drawn. and gave the Deceas'd the Wound aforesaid. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact; but had Witness to prove he was not well, and in Bed, when the Deceas'd knock'd at his Door, which at length he did with so much Violence, that the Staple of the Lock flew off into the middle of the Room; whereupon, not knowing what the Design of such an Outrage might be, he got to the Door with his Sword, and there the Deceas'd received the Wound. The Jury having duly weigh'd the Case, found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Williams , was indicted for counterfeiting a Note of the Duke of Bolton 's Hand, for 64 l. 1 s. on the 20th of November last. The Evidence was a Porter, who swore, That being sent for to the Bear Tavern in the Strand , the Prisoner and one Hughs gave him a Note, and bid him go to Mr. Mead's at Temple-Bar , and bring the Money thither to them; that he went thicher accordingly, but the Note being suspected, he was examined; and giving a satisfactory Account of himself, Mr. Mead thought proper to entrust him with some Money to carry, lest he should be dogged by some Confederate of the Prisoners, to discover the Success. That carrying the Money to the Bear, the Prisoner and Hughs were both gone; but the Prisoner soon came again, and would have had the Money, saying the Note was his, tho' given to the Porter by Hughs; whereupon he was seiz'd and committed; but Hughs, who was waiting the Success at another House, having Intelligence of his Comerade's Mishap, got away, and is since in the Marshalsea. Mr. Mead depos'd, that he had paid one Bill of 52 l. 1 s. which was sent by a Porter in August last; and had another sent from the Blue Posts in the Hay-market; but that being suspected, and one sent along with the Messenger, they who sent it were gone. The Body of the Note seem'd to be in the Hand of Mr. Barebone, the Duke's Secretary, and subscribed by a Counterfeit of his Grace's Name, both so exactly done, that the nicest Eye could not distinguish them from true. The Prisoner had nothing to offer in his Defence, and was found Guilty of Forgery.

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

Sarah Jackson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch value 3 l. from the Person of Dennis O-Brian , on the 24th of December, in the 11th Year of the late Queen : But there being no Prosecution, she was acquitted .

Paul Crony , (a Boy ) was indicted for stealing 9 s. in Money, out of the Shop of John Fowls , on the 6th instant. The Prosecutor's Wife swore, That she found the Prisoner in the Shop, and asking what he did there, he said, He came to tell her, some People were about to rob her; and that looking about, she miss'd her-Money-box, and the Prisoner blew the Candle out, and would have run away and that she afterwards found the Box at the outside of the Shop-Window. He said in his Defence, That he saw somebody put the Box there, and went to tell of it, and so was stopt. The Jury considering his Defence and Youth, were pleas'd to acquit him.

Samuel Jordan , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting John Griffith on the Highway, and robbing him of 3 s. in Money on the 2d Instant. The Prosecutor swore, That coming along the Street late, he met the Prisoner and another, who ask'd him the way to Stocks-market, and after a while told him he had Money and they wanted it; whereupon he seized the Prisoner, who struggling with him, they were both upon the Ground, and he lost 3 s. but could not say the Prisoner took it. Upon the whole, he was acquitted .

Anthony Lamas , was indicted for Felony, in marrying Ann Tayler , Widow , on the 31st of October last, his former Wife , Mary Wait , being then alive . He did not deny the last Marriage; but the first not being prov'd, he was acquitted .

Sarah Kembal , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 3 Holland Smocks, value 10 s. and other Linen , the Goods of Nich. Revel , on the 22d of December last. A Witness swore, that she saw the Prisoner take the Linen off the Lines in the Yard; and thereupon calling out, she was taken with them in her Apron. She said in her Defence, That a Woman, who is now in the Marshalsea, told her the Clothes were hers, and bid her take 'em down; but having no Proof, nor any to her Reputation, she was found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Smith , of the Parish of Whitehappel , was indicted for stealing a Camblet Riding-Hood , the Goods of George Parkinson , on the 3d instant. It appear'd that the Prisoner lay at the Prosecutor's House, and when she was gone, the Hood was miss'd, and she suspected and taken in Rag-Fair. She said in her Defence, That she had formerly lodg'd at the Prosecutor's House, and been a good Friend to him; and the Evidence not being positive she had it, she was acquitted .

Tabitha Ellis , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Huckaback Table-Cloth , and other things, the Goods of John Selly , on the 13th of December last. It appeared that the Prosecutor's Wife had permitted the Prisoner to be in the House, and lost the Goods, part of which were found upon her, and others found where she had pawn'd them. She was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Walter Goring , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing 2 Cloth Coats, and other Goods ; to which he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Fawcet , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing from John Hollis 4 Gold Rings, value 3 l. on the 22nd of April last. It appear'd that the Prisoner work'd with the Prosecutor's Wife, and while she was gone out the Goods were lost. The Prisoner confess'd it when taken, and did not deny it at her Trial, whereupon she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Golding of the Parish of Edminton , was indicted for stealing half a Peck of Oatmeal, and 2 Brooms , the Goods of Susan Bartrup , on the 30th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, That having lost her Goods, she charg'd the Prisoner with them, who own'd it, gave her back part of the Oatmeal , and promis'd to pay her for the rest. It being so trifling a Matter, the Jury acquitted her.

She was a 2d time indicted for a Trespass, in taking some Lead from a Freehold , which not being prov'd she was acquitted .

James Usher , alias Sidney Mountagne , of the Parish of Hackney , was indicted for assaulting Susan Barns , on the High-way, and taking from her a Gold Ring, value 24 s. on the 26th of September last. Mrs. Barns swore, That she met the Prisoner by appointment at the Hare and Hound , and that there taking her by the Hand, he pull'd off her Ring, and swore he would do some Mischief if she did not meet him again; and that she did meet him afterwards, and he had other Things from her; and after that they went and lodg'd together at Islington, where Mrs. Barns's Husband found them. The Court were of Opinion that all this was very insufficient to ground an Indictment for a Robbery on the Highway ; but told Mr. Barns he had good cause for an Action against the Prisoner, and gave leave to bring one accordingly.

William Jones , alias Charles Barret , of the Parish of Hays , was indicted for breaking the House of William Maypowder , on the 11th Instant, in the Day-time, no Person being therein, and stealing thence a Gold Ring, and divers other Goods . The Prosecutor swore, That his House was fast about 1 in the Afternoon, and when he came home a hole was broke from a Stable thro' the Lome Wall, and the Good's were taken away, and upon pursuit found upon the Prisoner at Uxbridge, and there he own'd he stole them. He said in his Defence, That one Tayler gave them to him; but had no Proof of that, not of his Reputation, and was found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Margaret Lee , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 3 Diaper Table Cloths, value 10 s. and other Linnen in the House of Jane Kettlewel , on the 17th of December last. The Evidence depos'd, That being in an adjacent Room, and hearing a Noise, she went in and found the Prisoner with the Goods pack'd up in order to carry away. The Fact was very plain, and she had nothing to say in her Defence, but a confident denial that she was in the Room, whereupon she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Smith , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of Tho. Warren , on the 5th Instant in the Day-time, and stealing thence a pair of Shag Breeches, with Silver Buttons, value 15 s. and other Cloaths . It appear'd that the Prosecutor keeps a Publick House , and the Prisoner and others being drinking there, he lost the Goods, and afterwards found the Breeches in Rag-Fair, where they were sold by the Prisoner's Order, as was plainly prov'd. There was no proof of the Burglary, so he was found Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

of the Parish of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Feather Bed, a pair of Flaxen Sheets, and other Goods from William Sheppard , on the 2d of November last. It appear'd by the Evidence of the Prosecutor, That the Prisoner, with one Michael Plunket , convicted for the same last Sessions, lodg'd in his House, and on the Day aforesaid, between 5 and 6 in the Morning, Plunket carry'd the Bed down Stairs to the Door, and put it upon R - 's back, who carry'd it away, and the Prosecutor's Wife went away, with them. Another Witness swore, That as he came by, he saw the Prisoner with the Bed upon his Back carrying it away. In his Defence he endeavour'd to prove he lay at another Place the Night before the Robbery was committed, and did not rise till 8 of the Clock that Morning; but that was not believ'd, and he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Edwards , of the Parish of Edgware , was indicted for stealing 2 Geese , the Goods of John Norman , on the 15th of December last. The Prosecutor swore, That having lost his Geese out of a Shed, he found a Dog there, and being inform'd the Dog belong'd to one Richard Grover of Edgware, he got a Warrant to search, and went to the Owners House, where the Prisoner lodg'd, and in his Room found 2 Geese, which he verily believ'd to be his. The Prisoner in his Defence said he bought them for 3 s. and the Jury considering the Prosecutor was not positive, he was acquitted .

Abigail Reynolds , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing Plush Cap, value 2 s. a Coat, and a Silver Stud , from Samuel Cooper (an Infant ) on the Highway. It appear'd that the Child was stript, and a Witness swore that he bought the Cap of the Prisoner: But she appearing to be a Person that deals in old Cloaths, and having several to her Reputation, was acquitted .

Ann Arnold , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing 5 Damask, and 7 Diaper Napkins, and 2 Smocks , the Goods of Sarah Broughton , on the 7th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner had lodg'd with her five Weeks, and the Goods being taken away, she mistrusted her, and that she deny'd she had them but offer'd to pay 40 s. to make no more Words of it. This being all the Proof against her, and several Persons giving her a good Character, she was acquitted .

of the Parish of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Silver Plate, value 5 l. the Goods of Roger Hudson . on the 20th of October last. It appear'd by the Evidence. That the Prisoner brought the Plate to one Mr. E - 's to melt down, but it was stopt, and found to have Mr. Hudson's Arms upon it; and that when it was so stopt, he pray'd them to let him go, and do what they wou'd with it. One Witness swore, That he did believe, but could not be positive it was Mr. Hudson's Plate, it being like one that he borrow's of him, to serve at the Coronation Feast in Westminster Hall. The Prisoner had a great many Gentlemen to give him a good Character, and the Property not being well prov'd, he was acquitted .

Rebekah Bottomly , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for stealing 3 Silver Spoons, value 30 s. and a Silver Mug, value 40 s. out of the dwelling House of Jane Prior , on the 14th of December last. The Prosecutor, swore, That one Mrs. Wagstaff came and took a Lodging at her House, pretending it to be for a Gentleman and a Lady; and that accordingly the Prisoner came, who pretended her self to be Coll. . Butler's Lady, but that the Collonel was not in Town; and after a small Time being there, shew'd a Letter as from him, that he and the Lord Godolphin would be at her Lodging at 6 of the Clock next Evening, and thereupon she order'd a Supper to be sent from the Vine Tavern in Holborn, and bid Mrs. Prior get the Side-board in Order; who doing accordingly, the Goods in the Indictment were set upon it; and then the Prisoner pretending an Excuse to go out, took a Chair, and went off with them. The Fact was fully prov'd; but the Jury considering she was young, and that it was her first Offence, brought her in Guilty to the value of 39 s. only.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Philips , of the Precinct of St. Katherine's , was indicted for stealing 4 Canes out of the Shop of Edward How , on the 16th of December last. The Evidence was plain against him, that he took them from the Place where they hung at the Shop window, and he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Giles Petty , of St. Peter's in the Chain , was indicted for breaking the House of William Mount , on the 1st Instant, in the Night-time, with intention to Steal . But the Evidence not being strong enough, he was acquitted .

John Grout , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat, value 4 s. the Goods of William Shimell , and another Coat and a Function Frock belonging to 2 other Persons , on the 15th Instant. It appear'd that the 3 Persons who left the Goods were Dust-men; and being at Work in the Street, hung their Cloaths upon the Pales, from whence the Prisoner took them, and upon pursuit was taken with one of the Coats and the Frock upon his Back. The Proof being plain, he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Rose , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat, value 10 s. and a Ruffel Wastcoat , the Goods of John Oakes , on the 1st instant. The Prosecutor depos'd, that he lost his Cloaths on the 31st of December, and that they were found the next Day hanging at a Shop Window in Rag-Fair; and the Shop-Keeper swore he bought 'em of the Prisoner; who, not giving a good Account how he came by 'em, was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Wright , of the Precinct of St. Katharine's , was indicted for breaking the House of Elizabeth Barret , in the Day-time, no Person being therein, and feloniously taking a Bed, 2 Blankets, a Rug, and other Things , on the 30th of October last. The Prosecutor swore, That when she went out to Market she left her Door fast lock'd, and took the Key in her Pocket; and her Daughter swore, that while her Mother was Abroad she heard her Door open, and going to see what was the matter, found the Prisoner in the Room, and the Bed and other Goods bundl'd up ready to carry away; and upon search found several Pick-lock Keys in her Pocket. She had nothing to say in her Defence, but, that she was no farther than the Entry, into which the ran for fear of the Baliffs; whereupon she was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

John Hope , and David Covel alias Burgess , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for stealing 2 Coach-Seats, value 40 s. the Goods of Thomas Woodford , on the 14th Instant. The Witnesses depos'd. That the Coach being just set up at the King's Head in Holborn , two Men were seen to come out with each a Seat under their Arms; whereupon being pursued, the Coachman took two Persons as described with the Seats, who letting them fall run away; one of which Persons he was positive was Hope, but could not be sure Covel was the other. After they had made their Escape from him, they were both taken again, and Hope positively sworn to; whereupon he was found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d , and the other acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Susan Venner , was indicted for Perjury, in a Cause between William Davis and Ann his Wife, Plaintiffs, and William Bastard , and Susan his Wife, Defendants; in the Court of Common Pleas, in Trinity-Term, anno 12 Anna R. But the Evidence not sufficiently proving the Indictment, she was acquitted .

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

Received Sentence of Death, 6.

Edward Alcock , Thomas Thorp , John Streek , Richard Johnson , George Hines alias Hales, Ann Wright .

Burnt in the Hand, 16.

Mary Willoughby , D - L -, Henry Matthews , William King , James Hamilton , Sarah Kembal , Walter Goring , Elizabeth Fawcet , William Jones alias Charles Barret , Margaret Lee , John Smith , K - R -, Sarah Bottomly , John Grout , John Rose , John Hope .

To be Whip'd, 8.

John Pierce , James Moore , John Vernon , George Hilton , John Page , Peter Boyard , Tabitha Ellis , John Philips .

Isaac Ragg to stand 3 times in the Pillory.

Roger Williams to stand twice in the Pillory, and to pay a Mark.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

For the Good of the Publick.

WHereas several Gentlewomen, and others of that Sex in this Kingdom, have contracted an evil Habit of Body, wherein the vicious Humours at first dispersed thro' the whole, come at length to be lodg'd in one Part or another; and many times for Causes too long to be here 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, I cure the Diabetes, when given over by all other Persons. This is to acquire all such as may have Occasions, that a speedy Relief is to be had from an experienced Midwife, dwelling at the Sign of the King's Arms, a Goldsmith's Shop, near Exeter Exchange in the Strand, who perform'd a Cure upon a Lady at the Bath, after she was given over by Physicians, and since has cured several Gentlewomen and others in the City and Suburbs of London.

LOst or miscarried from the Vine Tavern in Thomas-Street, on the 14th of this instant, a small black Japans'd Box, with the Figure of a Man upon it, and in the Box was 2 Wedding Rings; the Posy of one was, Let Virtue be your Guide; the other had no Posy, but marked B R G or J W. Two Burial Rings, I mark'd F M, the other Mark forgot: With 3 other Rings, 2 Angel Pieces of Gold, one of them James Rex, the other Queen Anne's, with several other Silver Medals of Note and Value. A crimson Velvet Purse bound with Gold, wherein was a Gold Medal of Charles I. one Silver Medal of James I. on one side, and Charles I. on the other; a double Guinea of Queen Anne's, and one single one ditto. About 5 Pounds of fine Silver ones: Likewise the following Linen tied up in a flaxen Sheet, marked W G, viz. 2 large Down Pillows, 2 small ones, several Suits of Laced Head-clothes, 2 fine Mechlin Laced Pinners of several sorts, and Laced Ruffles, and other Linen of Value.

Whoever shall bring these Goods to me, Edward Crouch , Pculterer, near Smithfield-bars, shall receive for the whole Ten Pounds; or a full Proportion for any Part, and no Questions ask'd: And if any of these Goods shall be offer'd to be sold, pawn'd or valued, you are desired to stop them, and the Bearer, and give Notice to Edward Crouch, at his Shop, as above.

At the Sign of the Cheshire Cheese in Wallbrook, near Stocks-market,

LIveth a Gentlewoman, the Daughter of an eminent Physician, who practis'd in London for upwards of 40 Years. She hath a never failing Ointment that cures the GOUT, altho' the Parties be reduc'd to their Crutches, and that in 2 or 3 Days time; having been found true by Experience, to the great Ease and Comfort of many. It also cures Rheumatick Pains.

She has also a certain and infallible Cure for the Toothach, without Drawing, and so effectually, that the Pain will never return again; and not only so, but makes the Teeth as white as Ivory; and fallens those that are loose to Admiration. Her Hours are from 8 in the Morning till 12, and from 2 till 6.

ALL Melancholy, Hysterical, and Hypocondriacal Distempers, which variously affect the Mind with strange Fears, and dismal Apprehensions: Faintings and Sinkings of the Spirits, great Hurries, Restlessness, and Disquietment, (little understood, and seldom cur'd by any common Means). Also Pains and Giddiness of the Head, Risings to the Throat, sick Fits, Tremblings, Oppressions of the Heart, or any other Disorders caus'd by Vapours, are successfully cured (with God's Blessing) by a Physician well experienced therein, and of more them 20 Years Practice in those deplorable Cases; who also cures all kind of Fitts, tho' strange and violent, if curable; which he informs on sight of their Water. Now living next door to the Sheers, at the End of Chambers-Street, in Goodmans-fields, near the Minories; where those that have Occasion and live remote, may direct their Letters, and they shall be speedily answered or attended on, if desired.

The Vain Prodigal Life and Tragical Penitent Death of Thomas Hellier , who for Murdering his Mistress, Mistress, and a Maid, was executed according to Law at Westover in Charles City in the Country of Virginia, near the Plantation called Hard Labour, where he perpetrated the said Murders. Printed for Sam Crouch , at the Corner of Pope's head Ally in Cornhill.