Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 30 August 2014), February 1715 (17150223).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 23rd February 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 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, being the 23d, 24th, and 25th of February, 17 14/15 in 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; Mr. Justice Powis, and Duncan Dee , Esq; Common Serjeant ; 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.

Thomas Wilson

George Trim

Francis Hawford

Thomas Harris

Benjamin Nolton

Noble Phelps

George Hawkins

Henry Clifton

Thomas Constable

John Grove

Nathaniel May

Edward Thursfield .

Middlesex Jury.

John Mills , Gent.

Adam White

Thomas Collison

Edward Heather

Thomas Griffith

Ebenezer Cawdron

John Wibert

Robert Weeley

William Smart

John Prater

Thomas Hull

Edward Beanmont .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Thomas Adams , of the Parish of St. Mary Magdalen Old Fish street , was indicted for privately stealing 3 Silver Casters, 4 Salvers, 12 Spoons, 2 Salts, and 12 Pair of Buckles, the Goods of James Grammer , out of the Warehouse of Abraham Bound , on the 31st of January last. It appear'd that the Goods were sent in a Box to the said Warehouse at the King's Head in the Old Change , by Mr. Grammer, directed to one Mr. Lewis at Glacester , and that the Box was accordingly sent away; but when it came to be open'd by Mr. Lewis, there was nothing in it but a Glass Bottle and some Hay; whereupon be sent Word to Mr. Grammer, who making Complaint to Mr. Bound the Warehouse-keeper, he look'd about, and found the Glass broke in a Window of the Warehouse which look'd into the Prisoner's Yard; upon which he got a Warrant to search, and found some part of the Goods, and the Prisoner after a while confess'd where he had sold the rest; and that he got into the Warehouse, and took the Plate out of the Box, put in a Glass-Bottle, and fasten'd it again. He did not deny it at his Trial, but said he was intic'd to it by the Inn-keeper's Son, and brought Witness that he had part of the Goods and Money. But that not being any Extennation of his Offence, which was so fully prov'd against him, he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Christian Griffin , of the Parish of St. Olave Hartstreet , was indicted for breaking the House of John Ive , on the 19th of January , in the Night time, and stealing thence a Table-Cloth and a Napkin . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner had been for Charity employ'd to go on Errands at the Prosecutor's House, till a Guinea being lost, she was suspected and turn'd away; and about half a Year afterwards the House was broke, and the Goods taken away as in the Indictment; upon which the former Suspicion encreasing, she was had before a Justice, where she confess'd both the Facts, but deny'd that she went into the House, and said one Dickenson went in, and took the Linnen, which she receiv'd. The Jury upon the whole matter found her Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Wide , was indicted for speaking seditious Words on the 16th instant, by saying, God damn King George, he has no Right to the Crown . The Witnesses were two Watermen, who swore, That the Prisoner came drunk into an Alehouse at Billingsgate , and there us'd the Words mention'd in the Indictment. He had several Witnesses who swore, That they had known, and convers'd with him a great while, and never heard him say any Thing against the Government; but that he often drank King George's Health, particularly on the Day he landed: But the Words in the Indictment being so positively sworn to by the Evidence, he was found Guilty of a Misdemeanor .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Jane Duncomb , Mary Porter , and Mary Gough , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , were indicted for stealing 4 Guineas, the Goods of James Stead , out of the Dwelling-house of James Miller , on the 16th instant. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he met the Prisoners in the Street, and went with 'em to an Inn, where they drank together, and staid all Night; and in the Morning he miss'd 4 Guineas, out of 7 which he had in his Pocket. When he miss'd the Money he tax'd the Prisoners; and they denying they had it, he let 'em go; but afterwards renewing his Suspicion, he follow'd, and took them, and upon Search found 2 Guineas, and 21 s. 6 d. in Silver. Duncomb in her Defence said, the Prosecutor gave her the Guineas to lye with her, and the other two said she told them the same, and gave them Share. The Jury considering the Prosecutor was in Drink, and knew not well what he did, acquitted them.

Elizabeth Brown , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldersgate , was indicted for stealing a Dowlas Shirt, an Apron, and a Suit of Head-Cloaths , the Goods of John Cook , on the 15th of January last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being seen to go into an Alley in Aldersgate-street , and after a while come out with something in her Lap, she was stopt, and the Goods found upon her. She said in her Defence, that she went up the Alley to look for Work; but had no Proof of that, nor any to her Reputation, where upon she was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Hurrel , and William Cook , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , were indicted for stealing 16 Yards of Stuff, value 10 s. the Goods of Philip Bowdry , on the 26th of January last. It was sworn, that the Prisoners being observ'd to be loitring about the Prosecutor's Shop, Hurrel was seen to put up his Coat-sleeve, thrust his Arm in at a Hole in the Glass, and bring out something; which the Prosecutor being acquainted of, miss'd his Goods, and found them where Hurrel had pawn'd 'em. This making the Fact plain upon Hurrel, he was found guilty of Felony ; but the Evidence not being sufficient against Cook, he was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Walker , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for stealing a Muslin Hood and Apron, two Silver Spoons, and other Goods belonging to several Persons, on the 10th Instant. It appear'd, that the Door being left open, the Prisoner sneak'd up Stairs, and came down. With the Goods upon him. He had nothing to say, but that as he was selling Oranges in the Street, a Man hir'd him to carry them; which not being believ'd, he was found guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Henry Ward , of the Parish of St. Dionis Back-church , was indicted for stealing a Wooden Chest, and 163 Pound of Candles , out of the Shop of Richard Tyrrell , on the 23d Instant. The Evidence depos'd that they saw the Prisoner and another skulking about the Shop, and observing them a while, saw them pull the Chest by degrees off the Steps of the Shop, and carry it about 10 or 12 Yards; whereupon they went and apprehended the Prisoner, but the other escap'd. He had nothing material to offer in his Defence, not any to his Reputation; but the Evidence not proving they pull'd the Goods out of the Shop, only from the Steps at the Door, he was found guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. only.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Radley , of the Parish of St. Katherine Cree Church , was indicted for stealing 5 live Sheep, value 3 l. 12 s. the Goods of Edward Wade , on the 21st Instant. The Prosecutor swore he lost the Sheep out of Greenwich Marsh ; and another Person Depos'd, that the Prisoner brought them to the Sarazon's Head Inn near Aldgate , where he offer'd to sell them to him for 7 s. 6 d. a piece; whereupon he suspected he did not come honestly by them, and stopt him, and gave Notice to the Owner, who swore them to be his Sheep. The Prisoner own'd he brought them from Greenwich, but could give no Account how he came by them; whereupon he was found guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Nicholas Lewis , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripple-gate , was indicted for stealing a Quilt and a Pair of Blankets , the Goods of John Cardinal , on the 9th Instant. It appear'd that the Quilt and Blankets were stoln out of a House at Lambeth , where the Prisoner was a Servant ; and he running away from his Master, was suspected and taken, when he confess'd he had them, and sold them at the White House in Fore-street , near Moorfields, where they were found accordingly. He had nothing material to say in his Defence, and was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Isabel Sheers , of the Parish of St. Martin Ludgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Purse, with two Guineas, and a Broad-piece , from the Person of , on the 9th of August last. The Prosecutor swore he had been in Company with the Prisoner at a Tavern, and that they came both out together, and after they passed he was knock'd down, and barbarously beaten, which he suspected to be done by some Friends of hers, after which he miss'd his Money. The Prisoner said in her Defence, that he would have been rude with her, which she refusing, he thrust the Money into her Bosom and swore he would go with her to her Lodging; but she gave it him again, and went away from him down Black Fryars, and he following her, fell down twice, by which means she got away. She also brought Witness that he had taken up another Woman upon the same Account, and that he was very much in Drink. She had several Persons to her Reputation; and the Jury considering the whole Matter, acquitted her.

John Tent , alias Christopher Morgan , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Edward Hughs , on the 15th of November, in the Night-time, and stealing thence 4 Pewter Dishes, and 10 Plates , the Goods of the said Edward Hughs, who depos'd that his House was broke on the Night aforesaid, and the Goods taken away; and one Moses Whittle , an Accomplice, swore, That he and the Prisoner (with Tibbs and Savil, both formerly convicted for the same) broke the House, and stole the Goods. The Prisoner said in his Defence, Whittle had deny'd that he knew him, and call'd Justice Fuller's Clerk to justify it; whereupon he was acquitted .

Rachel Jackson , of the Parish of St. Paul Shadwell , was indicted for robbing Christian Clarkson (an Infant ) on the High-way, and stealing from her a Gold Bob, value 6 s. and a Piece of Evil-Gold, value 7 s. on the 25th of January last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Child coming from School, was robb'd, and the Prisoner having been seen to go along with her, was taken on Suspicion, and confess'd the Fact, owning she took the Child from Gravel-lane to Shadwell-Church . It was also prov'd where she sold the Goods; and at her Trial she did not deny she had them, but said the Child gave them her. The Court was of Opinion it could not be Robbery on the High-way, so she was found guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Vincent , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing 3 Pound of Yarn, value 10 s. the Goods of John Furnace , on the 22d of October last. The Prosecutor swore, that having been robb'd of Money, Linnen, and other Goods, besides that in the Indictment, he was advis'd to search the Prisoner's House, where he found a little Ball of Worsted, in which he took upon him to be positive some of his Yarn was twisted: But that appearing improbable, and the Prisoner having Proof she bought it the 25th of July before, she was acquitted .

Priscilla Spencer , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Silver Candlesticks, value 6 l. the Goods of the Right Honourable Jane, Countess-Dowager of Bridgwater , on the 15th Instant. It appear'd, that the outer Door being open, she went up Stairs; and the Lady's Woman hearing a Noise, look'd out and saw her; whereupon she ran away, and upon pursuit, was taken with the Candlesticks upon her. The Evidence being so very plain, she was found guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

James Bullock , of the Parish of Tottenham High Cross , was indicted for stealing 3 Geese and a Gander , the Goods of Mary Bradford , on the 30th of January last. The Prosecutor swore she lost them, and the Prisoner was stopt with them at the Watch-house in Shoreditch. He had nothing to say, but that they were given him by another to carry, whereupon he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Jones , alias William Bond , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of Richard Hatt , on the 10th Instant, in the Night-time, and stealing an Iron Pin, value 1 s. It appear'd that the Prosecutor and his Wife being in Bed on a Ground floor, she heard a Noise, and saw the Sash thrust up; whereupon she wak'd her Husband, who rose and sate by the Window to watch, where he had not been long, but the Sash was thrust up again, and a Hand put in, which he catch'd hold of, and kept fast till, Help came, and found it to be the Prisoner. He said in his Defence, that he was coming by, and saw the Window open, upon which he went to give Notice to the People, and so put his Hand in, and several Persons appearing to his Reputation, he was acquitted .

Martha Smith , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Brass Frying-pan, value 5 s. the Goods of Daniel Aylworth , on the 20th of January last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lost the Pan out of his Yard, and a Woman seeing the Prisoner go along the Street with it, follow'd her, and it was found at a House where she carry'd it. She confess'd the Fact when taken, and had no Defence at her Trial, whereupon she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Moore , of the Parish of Whitechapel , was indicted for stealing 2 Canes, and 30 Sticks , the Goods of Ann Dring , on the 15th of January last. It appear'd That during the hurry at the late dreadful Fire in Tower street, the Goods were lost; and the Prisoner's house being search'd, they were found there. In his Defence he said he had been working at the Fire, and going over Tower hill, a Man gave them him to carry; but having no Witness, that was not believ'd, and he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Alexander Seymour , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for robbing Rowland Pierce on the Highway, of a Hat and Peruke, value 2 s. on the 19th of January last. The Prosecutor swore, That going along Orange-street , he felt his Hat and Wig snatch'd off; whereupon he cry'd out, and the Prisoner was taken with them upon him. He had no Defence but that he was in Drink, and knew not what he did; but the Court being of Opinion it did not amount to robbing on the Highway, he was acquitted .

William Clark , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 33 Yards of Bombazeen, value 45 s. out of the Shop of George Noble , and William Oswin , on the 26th of January last. The Evidence depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner go stooping along in the New Exchange till he came to the Prosecutor's Shop, and then saw him reach over and take the Goods, which he dropt when he was taken. He said in his Defence, That he cries News, and was then going for the Evening Post; and that a Man coming hastily by, brush'd down the Goods; but the Witness being positive he saw him take them, he was found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Jackson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Silk Gown, value 35 s. out of the House of Elias Thompson , on the 12th Instant. It appear'd, That the Prisoner, with a Man whom she call'd Husband, lodg'd at the Prosecutor's House about 10 Nights, and then went away without taking leave; after which several Goods being miss'd, the Prisoner was taken with the Gown upon her Back; whereupon she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Sarah Kimbal , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Copper Stew pan, and other Goods from Anthony Hepburn on the 19th Instant . It appear'd, That the Prisoner came on an Errand to the Prosecutor's House, and after she was gone the Goods were miss'd, and upon search found where she had pawn'd 'em. She said in her Defence, That she pawn'd 'em for another Woman; but had no Proof of it, and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Robert Parrot , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of the Right Reverend Father in God, Charles , Lord Bishop of Norwich , and stealing thence a pair of Diamond of Ear-Rings, value 40 l. a Gold Watch and Chain, with Plate and wearing Apparel, to a very great value , on the 18th of August last. It was prov'd that the Goods were brought from Norwich to the Bishop's House in King-street , which House was broke and they taken away; and one Chance, and Accomplice in the Fact, swore, That the Prisoner, who kept a Geneva Shop over against the Bishop's House, came and told him there were some rich Goods brought in, which he had help'd to unload, and would shew him how they might get into the House and take them away; and that he did go accordingly, and they two, and one William Parker , did break into the House and take the Goods, which they sold to one White in Holborn; the Rings for 10 l. and the Plate for 4 s. 6 d. per Ounce. He deny'd the whole Matter, and said what Chance had sworn against him was utterly false; but there being Proof that he acknowledg'd he had part of the Money, he was found Guilty of Burglary .

[Death. See summary.]

Samuel Culver , and James Dupre , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for stealing a pair of Iron Grates, value 2 s. the Goods of George Barber , on the 25th of January last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That having lost the Grates from his Door, he suspected the Prisoners, and had them before a Justice, where they confess'd they took them away. They deny'd it at their Trial, and had some who said they never knew them Guilty of any ill Thing; but this Fact being so plain against them, they were found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Shadrach Guy , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the House of Ralph Musgrave , Esq; on the 15th of January last, and stealing a Gold Watch and Chain, value 35 l. a Pocket-book, 2 pair of Pistols, and other Goods ; and Margaret Cock was indicted for receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen . Mr. Musgrave swore, That he had lost such Goods out of his Chambers in Staples-Inn ; and his Clerk swore, That the Chambers were fast at 8 at Night, and at 11 were found broke open, and the Goods taken away. Mr. Musgrave hereupon sent printed Bills abroad, and the Prisoner going to pawn a pair of the Pistols, was stopt, and upon search the Pocket- book was found upon him. In his Defence he pretended he bought the Pistols, and had an Oyster-woman who swore a sort of a blind Story relating thereunto; which not availing, he was found Guilty of Burglary ; & there being no Evidence against Cock, she was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Francis Edwards , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of Michael Dormer on the 14th of January last, by giving him a mortal Wound with a Rapier on the right Side of his Body near the Pap, of the breadth of half an Inch, and the depth of 7 Inches, of which he instantly dy'd . There were 3 Witnesses at work in a Field by, who swore they saw the Prisoner and the deceas'd push at each other a pretty while, and then part, and afterwards go to it again, when the deceas'd reel'd backwards, and fell against some Pales, and the Prisoner took him in his Arms and Kiss'd him. Then they went up to the Prisoner, who readily surrender'd himself, and ask'd the deceas'd if he had not us'd him fairly, who said yes, and forgave him. The Prisoner call'd some Witnesses in his Defence, who swore that they being both Drummers , the deceas'd demanded a share of some Money that was given among the Prisoner and others, tho' he was not with them; and because they refus'd it, he swore he'd have the Blood of some of them. The Prisoner also declar'd, that the deceas'd and he had been together from 11 a Clock to about 3 that Day; and the deceas'd being very quarrelsome about what he call'd being defrauded of his Money, he left him, and went homewards along Tyburn Road , where the deceas'd came up to him and drew his Sword, swearing he would stab him to the Heart if he did not draw; and that thereupon he did draw in his own Defence, and the deceas'd received the Wound. There were several who swore the deceas'd was a very quarrelsome Fellow, and had wounded several People; and that the Prisoner was one of a quite contrary Character, whereupon he was found Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Edward Jones , of the Parish of Whitechapel , was indicted for stealing a Cask and 4 Gallons of Rum out of the Shop of William Marley , on the 18th of January last. The Prosecutor swore, That having lost his Rum, he went to the Glass-house, where he was inform'd ill People us'd, and there found the Cask , with about 2 Quarts of the Rum in it, in the Prisoner's Custody. The Prisoner said he did not take it away, but that 2 Men brought it into the Glass-house, and gave him some to drink, and then went away, leaving him to look after it; which not being thought a sufficient Defence, he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Christian Campbell , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing 2 Holland Shirts, and other Linnen, the Goods of several Persons , on the 7th Instant. It appear'd, That the Prisoner was employ'd to wash at the Prosecutor's House; and the Goods being soon after miss'd, she was suspected, taken up by a Warrant, and own'd where she had pawn'd 'em, where they were found accordingly. She did not deny pawning 'em at her Trial, but said it was not with an Instant to steal, but only to supply a present Necessity, and then restore 'em again. This being look'd upon as frivolous, she was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Watkins , and Thomas Hurd , of the Parish of Paddington , were indicted for stealing 7 Sheep , the Goods of George Starkey , on the 20th of February, in the 12th Year of her late Majesty's Reign . The Prosecutor swore, that he lost 7 Sheep at the time aforesaid, but never could find who stole 'em, till the 19th Instant at Night, he catch'd a Man carrying off part of two Carcasses; who being brought before a Justice, confess'd the Matter, and discover'd a great Number of Sheep-stealers, amongst whom were the Prisoners, against whom he swore the Fact very plain, and they were found guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Downer , of the Parish of St. Ann Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of Henry Perry , on the 18th Instant, in the Night-time; and stealing thence several Watches and other things, and 7 s. 6 d. in Money . The Prosecutor swore, that being a Watch-maker by Trade, he had the Goods lock'd up in a strong Box in his Shop, and that he also lock'd his Shop, and went to the Coffee-house in the Evening, leaving only a Servant at home, who swore, that as she was ironing in the Kitchin, she heard a Noise in the Shop, whereupon she went in and saw the Prisoner, who getting out at the Door, stood there a while with it in his Hand, and then ran away, and upon Pursuit was taken. He deny'd he was ever in the Shop, but that he was going by that way, and taken by Mistake, and the Person who took him, said he did not run, but was walking a very gentle pace, and being immediately search'd, nothing was found upon him. He had also several to his Reputation, upon which the Jury acquitted him.

Joseph Robins , and John Burnet , (two Boys ) of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for stealing 5 Callicoe Gowns, and a Diaper Table Cloth , the Goods of William Ward , on the 18th of January last. It appear'd that the Goods hung a drying in the Garden, and the Prisoners were seen to come thence thro' a Hole in the Pales; whereupon they were taken with part of the Goods upon 'em; which making it very plain, they were found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ann Barns , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of William Milam , and stealing thence a Stuff Gown, a Riding-hood, and other Goods . The Prosecutor's Wife swore, that having just slept out of Doors, when she came in again she saw the Prisoner upon the Stairs, and found the Goods upon her. She did not deny her taking the Goods, but said it was meet Necessity, whereupon she was found guilty of Felony, but acquitted of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Atkins , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted for stealing a wooden Box, and 3 Guineas in Gold, out of the House of James Fromarty , on the 20th of January last. The Prosecutor's Wife swore, that the Prisoner being a Taylor , was at work in the House, making a Petticoat; and seeing her take some Thread out of the Box, ask'd her to give it him, to put odd things in: but that she refus'd it, and set it by; and that after he had done work, she miss'd her Box, and went after him, who immediately own'd he had it, and gave it her again. He own'd at his Trial he took the Box, but knew not there was any Gold in it; and bringing several Persons to his Reputation, he was acquitted .

Mary Atsey , of the Parish of St. James Westminister , was indicted for stealing 6 Pair of Sheets, and other Linnen, and 3 l. 5 s. in the Dwelling-house of Dorothy Morgan , on the 6th Instant. The Prosecutor swore, That perceiving from below that her Chamber-door was open, she went up Stairs, and found the Prisoner there, and her Trunk broke. When she saw her, she dropt the Linnen, but the Money was taken upon her in the Prosecutor's Bag. She deny'd she was ever in the Chamber, and had some to her Reputation; but that did not avail her, for the was found guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Bond , of the Precinct of St. Katherines , was indicted for stealing 2 Fowling-pieces, and other Goods , of Francis Nation , on the 10th Instant: But the Evidence being insufficient, she was acquitted .

, of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for being Accessary with Rebekah Bottomly , who was convicted last Sessions for stealing 3 Silver Spoons, and a Silver Mug, the Goods of Jane Prior , on the 14th of December last . The Prosecutor swore the Prisoner took Lodgings for Bottomly, under the Notion of her being Colonel Butler's Lady, and was frequently with her, and after she went off with the Plate, the Prisoner was present in a Coach when she gave it to be sold; whereupon she was found guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

James Lyner , of the Parish of White Chapel , was indicted for stealing 2 Perukes, and other things, out of the Shop of Richard Hardings , on the 25th of January last. It appear'd, that the Prisoner lodging at an Ale-house hard by, went away without saying any thing; and being thereupon suspected, he was taken, and confess'd the Fact, and the Goods were found at the Place where he said he sold them. He was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Benjamin Parish , of the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for stealing 3 Silver Spoons, value 30 s. and a Porringer, value 50 s. out of the Dwelling-House of William Total , on the 11th Instant. The Prosecutor swore, that the Prisoner came to see a Brother of his, who was his Servant, and when he was gone the things were miss'd; whereupon he was taken up, and making several shuffling Excuses, was carry'd before a Justice, and committed, and in Prison confess'd it. He had several who gave him a very good Character; but his own Confession prevail'd with the Jury to find him guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Fadding , alias Macfadding , was indicted for assaulting Frances Farmer (an Infant ) on the Highway, and robbing her of a Pair of Gold Ear-rings, value 7 s. and a Gown, Frock and Hood , on the 18th Instant. It appear'd the Child was found robb'd, and led astray; but there was no Proof of the Prisoner's doing it, but only the Child's Word; which not being sufficient to satisfy the Jury, she was acquitted .

Anthony Rogers , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing a Cheshire-Cheese, value 5 s. out of the Shop of Samuel Eaton , on the 28th of January last. The Prosecutor swore he lost the Cheese out of his Shop; and a Beadle depos'd, that seeing the Prisoner with the Cheese, and some loose Fellows with him, he seiz'd him upon Suspicion, and found it belong'd to Mr. Eaton. The Prisoner said another young Man had given him the Cheese to carry just before the Beadle met them; but that not being belive'd , he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Richard Dooley , of the Parish of Acton , was indicted for stealing 3 Lambs, value 30 s. the Goods of John Bromley , on the 22d Day of April, in the 12th Year of the late Queen . The Prosecutor only swore that he lost his Lambs at that time; but it was fasten'd upon the Prisoner by an Accomplice, who was the Evidence against Hurd and Watkins in a former Tryal. He had nothing to say in his Defence, but to exclaim against the Witness, whereupon he was found Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Hammond , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Leg of Pork, value 4 s. 6 d. out of the Shop of Andrew King , on the 1st instant. The Prosecutor swore, That the Pork being stole out of his Shop at 12 a Clock at Night, his Wife cry'd out, and he pursuing, saw the Prisoner drop it, and took her. She had nothing material to offer in her Defence, and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Gill , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Wherry Boat, value 40 s. the Goods of William Sackley , on the 17th instant. The Prosecutor swore, That having lost his Boat a Night and a Day from the Old Swan , he found it at Limekill-Dock, with the Prisoner in it. The Prisoner said in his Defence, That he was put into the Boat by two Men, to look after it till High-water, when they said they would come again, and give him a Shilling for his Pains; but the Prosecutor coming before, took him, and would not stay till High water, to see whether they would come or no. The Jury considering the Case acquitted him.

Millicent Downs of the Parish of St. Sepulchre , was indicted for stealing a Grizet Gown, value 20 s. a Furbelow-Scarff, value 10 s. and other Goods out of the Dwelling-House of Elizabeth Tayler , on the 31st of January last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner having lodg'd a Week in her House, went away, without Warning, and soon after the Goods being miss'd, Search was made, and she was taken, and confess'd where she had sold them. She alledg'd in her Defence, That one Sarah Heyden was a Lodger in the House, and gave her the Goods to sell, and that the Prosecutor had let her escape; but that Excuse not being satisfactory, she was found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Susan Anderton , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 2 Stuff Gowns' and Petticoats, value 20 s. and other the Goods of Margaret Anderton , on the first of January last. The Fact was very plainly prov'd upon her, and one of the Gowns taken on her Back, whereupon she was found Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Simons , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the Lodging-Room of William Gratick , in the Dwelling-house of John Maye , and stealing thence a Riding Hood, a Quilted Petticoat, and 6 Silk Handkerchiefs on the 22d instant . The Prosecutor's Wife swore, That while she was out, her Lodging was broke open, and she found the Prisoner upon the Stairs, with the Goods upon her, and a Picklock-key in her Pocket. She pretended she was sent by another so carry the Goods to a Woman up one pair of Stairs; but that not being believ'd , she was found Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Joanna Harpley , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat, Wastcoat, and Breeches 2 pair of Stockings, a pair of Shoes, a Guinea, a Pistole, and 40 s. in Money, the Goods of William Nichols , out of the Dwelling-house of Thomas Harpley , on the 31st of January last. The Prosecutor swore, That coming into her House much in Drink, the Prisoner perswaded him to lie there; and that after he had been in Bed some Time, her Husband came and jogg'd his Head to wake him, and after swearing at him went away again; and in the Morning when he was going to rise all his Cloaths were gone. His Wife swore, That on the 1st instant her Husband sent for her to the Prisoner's House, where she found him fitting in Bed with a Quilt about him, all his Cloths being gone; and that threatening the Prisoner about it, she bid her not make such a Noise, she'd have the Goods again by Saturday Night. To the same Purpose was sworn by another. The Prisoner in her Defence said, That the Prosecutor came to her House with a Woman who he said was his Wife, and after they had drank a little while he desir'd they might lodge there, which they did , and when the Woman went out she did not know, nor knew any Thing of losing the Cloths till he made a Noise about it. The Jury considering the Case, acquitted her.

James Barnet , of the Parish of Hackney , was indicted for stealing 6 Pigs, value 24 s. the Goods of James Howard , on the 2d instant. The Witness was one Waple, who swore, That bringing a Basket of fat Pigs to Market in his Cart, about Stamford-hill he saw a Man hankering about his Cart, and a little while after he miss'd 6 of his Pigs; whereupon he turn'd back again in Pursuit of them, and getting one to assist him, saw the Prisoner and another stand by a Stile, who upon their Approach ran away, but there they found the Pigs, and a Basket of Black-Puddings, which they had taken out of some other Cart. The Prisoner was afterwards taken in Waltham-stew Parish, and committed, and Waple swore he was the Man; but it not being full Light, the Jury were not satisfy'd but he might mistake, and acquitted the Prisoner.

Robert Evans and William Thompson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 2 s. the Goods of William Evans , on the 2d of January last. The Prosecution appear'd very ridiculous, and they were acquitted .

William Farringdon , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for stealing 100 Weight of Hemp, value 40 s. and 200 Red Herrings , on the 16th instant. It appear'd that the Prisoner left the Hemp with one Evans to sell for him, who going to sell it was stopt, and the Prisoner coming in Expectation of Money for it, was stopt also, and could give no Account how he came by it; but upon enquiry the Hemp was found to be stolen from the Bell-Inn in Warwick-lane , with the Herrings in it. He confess'd the Fact when taken and did not deny it at his Trail, whereupon he was found Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Gundy , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat, Wastcoat, and other Goods of Edward Treagoose , on the 14th of January last. To which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Joseph Elliston , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing 15 l. of Brass, value 12 s. out of the Shop of Robert Hubbard , on the 6th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, he lost the Goods, and another Witness swore, he bought them of the Prisoner. But the Prisoner proving he bought them of one Stoneham, whom he had caus'd to be apprehended, and is now in Prison for the same, he was acquitted .

Mary Everton , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch was indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat, and Wastcoat, value 20 s. and other Goods of Nathanael Smith , on the 29th of January last. The Prosecutor swore, That having lost his Goods, he suspected the Prisoner, and took her before Justice Ward, before whom she confess'd it, and did not deny it at her Trial; whereupon she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Lewis Amond de la Cour , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in speaking dangerous Words against his Majesty . It was positively sworn by one Witness, That the Prisoner utter'd himself in French to this Purpose, King George has not any just Protection to the Crowds of Great Britain, but the Pretender has a lawful Right to it; and another Witness depos'd, That he said in French likewise Words importing, 'Tis Pity the Pretender is not King of Great Britain, he is a fine Gentleman, and in Time may come to have the Crown. In his Defence he had People who belong'd to the Tavern where the Prisoner and Witnesses with other Company were drinking, who swore they staid till 6 a Clock in the Morning, and were very friendly, only much in Drink, till one of the Witnesses drew his Sword, and stood at the Door of the Room, bidding them call a Constable, for the Prisoner had spoke Treason. One who had been in their Company (but went home at 12 a Clock) swore, That while he was there, the Prisoner as readily as the rest, drank the King's Health by the Name of King George; but at to what happen'd after he went, he could say nothing. The Words were very fully prov'd, and the Prisoner was found Guilty of the Misdemeanor .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

John Smith, (commonly known by the Name of Half hang'd Smith ) was indicted for breaking the Ware-house of Samuel Longuit , and Partners, on the 28th of January last; but his Trial is deferr'd till next Sessions.

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

Received Sentence of Death, 3.

Thomas Adams , Robert Parrot , Shadrach Guy .

Burnt in the Hand, 21.

Christian Griffin , John Hurrel , William Walker , Thomas Radley , Henry Ward , Rachel Jackson , Priscilla Spencer , William Clark , Francis Edwards , John Watkins , Thomas Hurd , Ann Barns , Mary Atsey , C - A - , Benjamin Parish , Richard Dooly , Millicent Downs , Susan Anderton , Jane Simons , William Farringdon , Elizabeth Gundy .

To be Whip'd 17.

Elizabeth Brown , Nicholas Lewis , James Bullock , Martha Smith , John Moor , Ann Jackson , Sarah Kimbal , Samuel Culver , James Dupre , Edward Jones , Christian Campbell , Joseph Robins , John Burnet , James Lyner , Anthony Rogers , Ann Hammond , Mary Everton .

William Wide to stand in the Pillory at the Royal Exchange, fin'd a Mark, lye 3 Months in Prison, and give Security for his good Behaviour for a Year.

Lewis Amond de la Cour to stand in the Pillory at Charing Cross, fin'd a Mark, lye 3 Months in Prison, and give Security for his good Behaviour for a Year.

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