Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 20 October 2014), April 1715 (17150427).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 27th April 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, Friday, and Saturday, being the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th of April, 1715. 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; Sir Thomas Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench , Mr. Justice Ble , Mr. Baron Bury , and William Thompson , Esq; Recorder; 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 Loveday

Thomas Evans

Edward Gregg

John Johnson

Edward Harris

Nath. Beasly

John D

John Sharp

Anthony Leonard

John Beresford

John Hoare

Michael Philips .

Middlesex Jury.

Giles Riddle , Gent.

William Strode

Thomas Ba

Francis Kairnes

Just Lewis

Brave Randal

John Curtis

Thomas Priddy

Edward Prior

George Barnes

Richard Hazard

William Clavents .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Mary Abbot , of the Parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry , was indicted for privately stealing 18 s. in Money, and a Silver Seal, value 2 s. from the Person of Samuel Garal , on the 29th of March last. The Prosecutor swore, That about 9 at Night he was pick'd up in the Street by the Prisoner and another, with whom he drank three Pints of Wine, and afterwards rode with them in a Coach into Fleerstreet, where he was set down, and miss'd his Money; and about a Week after, he met her in the Street, and siez'd her. He own'd he was in Drink, and the Prisoner bringing Witness that she was at home all that Evening the Fact was done, she was acquitted .

Mary Nash , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for stealing 8 Guineas, the Money of John Cook , out of the Dwelling-house of Edward Powell , on the 30th of March last. It appear'd, That the Prisoner was a Servant to Cook , who lodg'd in Powell's House; and that he having put 23 Guineas into a Chest of Drawers, miss'd 8 of them; whereupon suspecting the Prisoner, and taxing her with it, she own'd she had a Key to the Drawer, and had at several times She said upon her Trial that her Master gave her them; but that not being believ'd, she was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

John Panton Carbonet , and Joseph Barbamine , of the Parish of St. Stephen Coleman-street , were indicted for stealing two Guineas and two Shillings in Silver, out of the Dwelling-house of Mary Meakins , on the 24th of March last. It appear'd That Mrs. Meakins keeping the Star-Tavern in Coleman-street , the Prisoners drank two Pints of Wine there, and ask'd to change a Guinea; which the Drawer going to get done for them; two of them follow'd him into the Room behind the Bar, and when Mrs. Meakins turn'd her Money out of a Bag to change , they put their Hands in, pretending to look for half Guineas, and she did give them 6 half Guineas for 3 Guineas , and they went their way; but when she told her Money over, she miss'd that in the Indictment, and was very positive there could be no other Persons take it but the Prisoners; who being afterwards taken for a like Fact , were brought to the Star Tavern, in order to go before Sir William Withers , where the Drawer knew them, and swore positively they were the Persons, two of whom went into the Room behind the Bar, and the other stood in the Bar while they did the Business. They had nothing to say in their Defence, but that they paid their Reckoning , were bid welcome, and went away unsuspected; which not being sufficient, they were found guilty of the Indictment.

They were a second time indicted for stealing two Moid'ors , a Double Pistole, two Half-Broad-pieces, and 18 d. in Silver, the Money of John Tomkins , out of the House of Stephen Foster in Cateaton-street , on the 21st of March last. The Evidence swore, That the Prisoners came pretending to buy some Cloth at Mr. Foster's Warehouse, and had bargain'd for some, which they where to come in the Afternoon for; but as they were going away, one of them pull'd a 5 l. Piece of Gold out of the Pocket, and ask'd the Witness what it was; who turning some Gold out of a Bag to weigh it against 5 Guineas, one of the Prisoners thrust his Hand among the Money, pretending to seek for his 5 l. Piece, while the other two had their Hands busy about it. The Witness was a little surpriz'd at their Actions, bid them keep their Hands off, return'd their Piece of Gold, and they went away; after which telling his Money, that in the Indictment was wanting, which he swore positively they took away, for no other Person cou'd come at the Bag. They deny'd they were ever there; but it was plain against them, and they were found guilty .

Carbonet and were a third time indicted for stealing 12 Moid'ers, the Money of Samuel Cook , out of the Dwelling-house of Mr. Shale, on the 26th of Feb. 1711 . The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoners came into Mr. Shales's Shop, and ask'd to change a 5 l. Piece; which he turning out a Bag upon the Counter to do, they thrust their Hands into the Money, pretending to look for half Guineas; and when they were gone, he miss'd the Moid'ors, and was positive none could take 'em but they. They deny'd they were the Persons; but the Witness was positive, and they were found guilty .

They two were a fourth time indicted for stealing 20 s. and a half Guinea , from Tho Lawford , on the 30th of May, 1711 . who swore, That they came into the Shop in Cheapside , and bought 3 Neckcloths; and then ask'd him to change a 5 l. Piece; which he putting out his Bag to do, they pretended to look for half Guineas, and when he came to tell his Money, miss'd that in the Indictment; and seeing Carbonel some Days ago in the Street, knew him and took him with the other two, whereby the rest of the Prosecutors had notice. This Fact being so plain upon them, they were found guilty .

Carbonet was a fifth time indicted for stealing two Moid'ors, a Guinea and a French Guinea, out of the Dwelling-house of Nath Newnham , on the 4th of November last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner came to ask Change for a Pistole, and afterwards for a 5 l. Piece; which he going into the back Shop to do, the Prisoner follow'd him, and got his Hand amongst the Money, which he put out of a Bag, from whence he miss'd the Pieces mention'd in the Indictment. This being also very clear, he was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Still and Mary White , of the Parish of St. Bartholomew the Less , were indicted for stealing 30 Yards of Stuff out of the Shop of Richard Rider and Company, on the 25th Instant. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoners came to the Shop pretending to buy; and while White was cheapening 3 Yards of Stuff, Still went off with that in the Indictment; but being mistrusted, was pursu'd and taken, being seen to throw the Goods from her. The Matter being so very plain gainst her, she was found guilty of Shop-lifting; but it appearing that White laid down Money for what she had cheapen'd, and did not go out with the other, she was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Nath. Parkhurst ,Esq ; of the Parish of St. Bridget , alias Brides , was indicted for the Murder of Lewis Pleura , on the 3d of March last, by giving him a mortal Wound with a Rapier, on the left side of the Belly , near the Navel, of the Breadth of one Inch, and the Depth of 5 Inches . He was also indicted for the same Murder upon the Statute of Stabbing. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner and the Deceas'd were both Prisoners in the Fleet ; and the Prisoner having been up all Night a drinking, about 3 in the Morning went into a Room next to that of the Deceas'd, and cry'd, D - ye, Sir Lewis, where are ye? But being inform'd he was mistaken , he went and broke into the Deceased's Room, and was heard to say, D - ye, Sir Lewis pay me the 4 Guineas you owe me; soon after which the Deceas'd cry'd out Murder, and the Watchman and others going into the Room, found the Deceas'd lying naked and bleeding, upon his Back on the Floor, and the Prisoner upon him with his Sword drawn . Being taken up, the Deceas'd was put to Bed (the Sheets, which were very bloody, being first taken off ) where a Surgeon dress'd some of his Wounds, which were 18 or 20 in Number, (two of 'em mortal) after which he was able to speak; and being then ask'd how he was wounded, answer'd, the Prisoner had done it in his Bed. One Witness swore, That after the Prisoner had been disarm'd, and taken out of the Room, he came in again, and said, D - ye, Pleura, are ye not dead yet? The Fact was very plainly prov'd, nor did he deny it at his Trial any otherwise than by saying he knew nothing of it, and that he had been an imperfect Man as to his Senses, for two Years and a half past; which several Witnesses were call'd to prove who to a great many Lunatick and Whimsical Things that he had been guilty of within that Space of time: But there were others who depos'd that he was in a Capacity of distinguishing what he did, having lately transacted some Business relating to his Liberty, in which he appear'd to be in his right Senses; and it appearing that he had been drinking with Company, from 4 in the Afternoon, to the time of the Crime committed, the Jury brought him in guilty of wilful Murder, and the Statute of Stabbing.

[Death. See summary.]

Dorothy Skeel , was indicted for marrying John Clely , on the 15th of February last, her former Husband, Thomas Davis , being then alive . To which she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Brett , of the Parish of St. Ann Black-Fryars , was indicted for stealing 2 Drugget Coats, value 10 s. the Goods of John Buck , and a Sheet , the Goods of William Waggs , on the 7th Instant. It was sworn that she was seen to come down Stairs on Wig House, with something in her Lap; and being apprehended , the Goods were taken upon her; whereupon she was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Trott , was indicted for selling to John Marshal Tankard of wash'd with Silver, value 10 s. for real Silver, at the Price of 7 l. 5 s. But the Indictment not being sufficiently prov'd, she was acquitted .

Thomas Hubbard of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing Calf-Skins , value 2 l. 8 s. the Goods of Ann Murhouse , on the 26th of March last. It was sworn that the Goods were lost, and that the Prisoner had dress'd such; which he did not deny but had Proof that he bought a like Number of such Skins before the other were lost whereupon he was acquitted .

Mary Chamberlain , of the Parish of St. Peter Cornhill , was indicted for stealing a Guinea, and a French Guinea, in the Dwelling-house of Robert Knap on the 1st Instant. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner was his Servant , and that he had Gold in a Purse in his Closet, which he lock'd in the Morning, and found so in the Evening; but perceiving somebody had been there, he told his Money, and some was wanting; whereupon suspecting the Prisoner, she was examin'd and search'd, and that in the Indictment found upon her. She had nothing material in her Defence, and was found guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Stone , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Flaxen Sheets, and a Callicoe Quilt, out of the Dwelling-house of Peter Ayres , on the 27th of February last: But the Evidence not being satisfactory, he was acquitted .

He was a second time indicted with one John Horasay , not yet taken, for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 8 l. out of the Dwelling-house of Henry Lounds , on the 5th of February last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner came to his House, and after drinking a while, desir'd to lodge there, which he did, and in the Morning paid honestly for his Lodging and a Tankard of Beer, and went away. Two Nights after he came again, and brought Hornshy with him ; and after they had drank together they went to Bed, but said they should be dry, and desir'd a Tankard of Ale to stand by them; which being done accordingly, when the Landlord came down in the Morning, his Lodgers were gone, and the Tankard too. The Prisoner had no Defence, but endeavour'd to lay it upon Hornshy; which not availing, he was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

John Smith, (commonly call'd Half-hang'd Smith ) of the Parish of St. Margaret Pattons , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of John Cooper , on the 28th of January last, in the Night-time, with Intention to steal. He was also indicted for the same crime, in breaking the warehouse of Benjamin Longuet and partners , (which Warehouse is the lower Room of Mr. Cooper's House.) The Evidence depos'd, That the Warehouse having been 3 times broke open, and Goods stoln away, two Watchmen were put in to lie in wait for the Thieves if they came again; and that accordingly, about 5 a Clock in the Morning of the Day aforesaid, they heard a Noise, and saw the Stock-lock of the Warehouse Door unlock'd, and soon after the Padlock was wrench'd off, and the Prisoner enter'd. As soon as he came in, one of the Watchmen struck at him; but missing him, he ran away as far as Rood-lane-end, where he was taken; and upon Search, the Padlock, with several Picklock-Keys, and a Tobacco-Box, with Tinder and Matches in it, were found in his Pocket. The Fact being thus plainly prov'd against him, he was found guilty of breaking into the House or Warehouse, as set forth in the Indictment: but whether it be Burglary, or in which of the Places, the Jury left special to be determin'd by the Judges .

James Lloyd , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for assaulting William Henry Shepard , putting him in fear of his Life, and robbing him of a Sword, value 30 s. near the King's High-way, on the 8th of March last: But there being no manner of Proof of a Robbery, or the Intention of any, he was acquitted , and the Court was pleas'd to order him a Copy of his Indictment.

Elizabeth Smith , of the Parish of St. Faith , was indicted for stealing 28 Yards of Gilt Fringe, value 30 l. from the Cathedral Church of St Paul in London on the Instant. It appear'd, That the Fringe was stoln off from the Alter-Cloth, and the Dean's Stall on the Day aforesaid; and the Prisoner being known to have sold 25 of Burnt-Silver, which appear'd to be Gilt, and to have been Fringe, she was siez'd, and upon Search some was found in her Lodging among the, as also some of the from which it was which making it very plain against her, she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Bonner , of the Parish of St. Peter Cornhill , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 2 s. from the Person of James Coe , on the 29th of March last. The Prosecutor swore, That coming along Cornhill , he felt a Hand in his pocket, and casting his Eye down, saw the Prisoner have his Handkerchief, and deliver it to another; whereupon he seiz'd him immediately. The Fact being so very plain against him, he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Richard Roberts , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for stealing 2 Coronets, value 20 s. the Goods of his Grace the Duke of Leeds on the 20th Instant. It appear'd, that the Duke's Chariot driving along Fleetstreet , the Prisoner get up behind it, and was seen to take off one Coronet, and unscrew another; whereupon being apprehended, and the Coronet found in his Pocket, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Stone , was a third time indicted for stealing a Cloth-Suit, value 4 l. 10 s. and other the Goods of Tho. Robinson , out of the House of Elizabeth Tresear , on the 23d of January last; which being fully prov'd upon him by his own Confession, he was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

and Francis Martin , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for stealing a Silk Gown flower'd with Silver, value 20 l. and other Goods of John Hillersden , Esq ; and a Callicoe Gown and Petticoat, value 20 s. the Goods of Mary Philips , on the 19th Instant. It appear'd that the Goods were in a Box in a Waggon at the Swan-Inn at Holborn-Bridge , and a Man going to put a Dog under the Waggon, saw Martin run with a Bundle under his Arm, which upon Pursuit he dropt, and the Goods in the Indictment were found. He had nothing material to offer his Defence, and was found guilty of Felony; but the Evidence not much affecting C - , he was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

- , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for stealing 15 Pewter Plates, and a Pewter Dish , the Goods of Thomas Baldwin , on the 8th of March last. The Evidence was Mr. Burgis , a Pewterer, who swore, That he had 11 Plates from the Prisoner in exchange for other Goods, and when he came to view 'em, found the Mark of a Bear upon 'em, which was defaced; whereupon making Enquiry, he found they belong'd to Mr. Boldwin at the Bear-Tavern in the Strand ; who upon this Discovery going to search the Prisoner's House, found 4 Plates and a Dish more, defac'd in like manner. The Prisoner in his Defence said, That he keeps a Broker's Shop in Harp-Alley, and bought the Goods of a Woman at a Market-price; but it appearing there had been some under-hand Dealing between him and her, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Ward , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for stealing 4 Holland Shirts, and a great many other Goods belonging to several Persons, out of the Dwelling-house of Richard Layton , on the 5th of February last. It appear'd that the Prisoner had been a Servant in the Prosecutors's House near a Quarter of a Year, and the Goods being missing, she was tax'd with 'em, but deny'd it, went away in a huff, and summon'd her Master before the Lord-Mayor for her Wages. Sometime after this, she was stopt selling a Pair of Breeches, which were part of the Goods stoln, and thereupon sent to the Workhouse, where she confess'd all the rest. The Fact appearing so very plain, she was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Matth.ew Cornwall , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Thomas Biddle , on the 31st of March last in the Night-time, and stealing thence 12 Pewter Dishes, and other Goods . The Prosecutor swore his House was broke open, on the Night aforesaid, and his Goods taken away; and one Gibbons (who had been concern'd in several Burglaries with him, and being taken, became an Evidence) swore, That the Prisoner and he did the Fact, and a Coat, which was part of the Goods in the Indictment, was found at his Lodging; whereupon he was found guilty .

He was a second time indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Bolt , in the Night-time, and stealing thence 112 Pound-weight of Tobacco a pair of Scales, and a Weight . Mr. Boit swore his House was broke, and Goods taken away, and Gibbons swore he and the Prisoner did it; which being confirm'd by the Scales being found in his Lodging, he was found guilty .

He was a third time indicted with Thomas Evans , for breaking the House of Jeremy Francis , on the 25th of March last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence 120 Yards of Fustian , 24 Shirts, and other Goods . The Prosecutor swore his House was broke, and Gibbons that the Prisoner told him he and Evans had done the Robbery. Part of the Goods being found in Cornwall's Lodging, he was found Guilty ; but there being no other Proof than Gibbon's swearing against Evans, he was acquitted .

He was a fourth time indicted for breaking the House of Joan Harford , on the 9th of March , in the Night-time, and stealing thence 3 Dozen of Plates, 12 Dishes , and other Goods . Mrs. Harford depos'd, that her House was broke open, and her Goods stoln; and Gibbons swore he was with the Prisoner on the doing of it.

He was a fifth time indicted for breaking the House of John Aron , on the 23d of February last, and stealing thence 10 Pewter Dishes , 40 Plates, and divers other Goods . It appear'd that the House was broke, and the Goods taken away; but there being no other Evidence against the Prisoner either in this or the foregoing Indictment, than the bare Oath of Gibbons, he was acquitted of them both .

[Death. See summary.]

Edward Dyer , was indicted for fraudulently taking a Bank Note of 50 l. from one Mr. Austin ; but the Indictment not being prov'd, he was acquitted .

Mary Abbot , was a second time indicted for privately stealing a Pocket-Book and a Guinea , from the Person of Benjamin Scalton , on the 14th of December last; but there being no Prosecution, she was acquitted .

Thomas Allen , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted of stealing a Boat, value 40 s. the Goods of Richard Boutle , and 400 Pound weight of Rope , the Goods of a Person unknown, on the 26th of February last. Boutle swore he lost his Boat from Wapping-Dock , and upon Search found the Prisoner rowing her upon the Thames, with the Rope in her. He had nothing to say in his Defence, and was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Judith Brown of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 2 Pieces of Poplin Silk, value 3 l. and other Goods out of the Shop of Peter Rickets , on the 6th of March last. It appear'd that the Goods lay upon the Counter, and while the Prosecutor's wife was absent, the Prisoner was seen to go into the Shop. The goods being miss'd, Search was made, and she taken with them upon her; and the Jury considering the Prosecutor had then again, found her guilty only to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Samuel Awdry , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver-hilted Sword , form the Person of George Philips , on the 8th Instant. The Prosecutor swore, That as he was passing thro' Round Court in the Strand , the Prisoner run full against him, drove him against the Wall, snatch'd his Sword from his Side, and ran away; whereupon he call'd out, and got Help, who upon Pursuit took him with the Sword in his Hand. The Matter being so plain, he was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

William Thompson and Robert Evans , of the Parish of St. Paul Covent-Garden , were indicted for breaking the House of Peter Collier , with intent to steal , on the 15th of January last: But the Evidence not being sufficient to convict them, they were acquitted .

John Overlow , of Nortonfolgate , was indicted for stealing a Camblet Coat and Wastcoat , the Goods of John Humble on the 14th of March last. It appear'd that the Cloaths having been clean'd, were hung out dry and a Neighbour's Servant swore he saw the Prisoner take them away; but he bringing Witness that he was at another Place when the Fact was done, was acquitted .

John Tisden , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for assaulting Valentine Reynolds on the High way, and robbing him of 9 s. on the 6th of February last. The Prosecutor swore, That coming home between 1 and 2 in the Morning, he call'd at a House in King-street Westminster to drink, where the Prisoner was, who follow'd him out, threw him down, and took away his Money. His Evidence being very imperfect, the Prisoner was acquitted .

Richard Robinson , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Sword, value 40 s. from the Person of Giles Earl , Esq ; on the 10th Instant. The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he pass'd by St. Clement's Church , there was a Stand of Coaches, and he felt his Sword snatch'd from his side, and catch'd hold of a Fellow with the Sword in his Hand, who got from him, slipt under a Crach-Pole , and ran up St. Clements Church yard; he pursuing as fast as he cou'd, heard some body cry stop Thief , and the Prisoner was taken running and crying the same, but no Sword upon him, not could the Prosecutor be positive he was the Person who took it, whereupon he was acquitted .

Godfrey Hinton , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Silver Can, value 30 s. out of the House of John Breest , on the 26th of March last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor keeping a Publick House , the Prisoner came in to drink, and was seen to take the Can and carry it away; whereupon he was pursu'd and taken. The Fact being plain, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Dowland , of the Parish of White Chapel , was indicted for stealing Camblet Riding-hood , value 20 s. the Goods of Peter Anderson , on the 17th Instant. Mrs. Anderson swore, That as she fate in her Kitchen, she saw the Prisoner with a Bundle in the Entry, and following her, found the Goods in her Apron; whereupon she was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Carlisle , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing 7 Yards of Stuff, value 7 s. 6 Yards of Ticking , and 17 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of John Pilts , on the 24th of January last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Goods were deliver'd to a Porter to be sent to St. Albans ; but having Advice they were not receiv'd he upon Enquiry was advis'd to search the Prisoner's Lodgings, where they were found. She said in her Defence, That she is a Person who buys Goods, and that she bought these in Broad St. Giles's; but had no Witness, and was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Jeremy Nott (a little Boy ) of the Parish of White Chapel , was indicted for stealing a wooden Drawer, and 25 s. in Money, out of the Shop of John Beach , on the 15th of March last. A Witness swore, That as he was going into the Shop to get Six penny worth of Half-pence, he saw the Prisoner steps behind the Counter, and take out the Drawer, which he took from him. He was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joseph Stillington , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields ; was indicted for stealing 2 Sacks, and 8 Bushel of the Goods of Richard Fichler , on the

10th of March last; but the Evidence being insufficient he was acquitted .

Richard Worral , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 29 Yards of Porsian Silk, value 3 l. out of the Dwelling-house of Leonard Greno , on the 7th Instant. The Prosecutor swore he lost the Goods out of his Loom , and the Prisoner (who was his Journey-men ) went away at the same Time, and came not again till 3 Weeks after: But there not being Proof enough that he stole it, he was acquited .

George Walker , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell was indicted for stealing pair of Mill-nes , the Goods of the Governour and Company of the New-River , on the 4th of January last. It appear'd that the Prisoner had the Goods, and offer'd them to sale to the Master , who knew them, and stopt him, but he made his Escape; and was afterwards taken up by a Constable as a Stragler, and brought by the Witness's Shop, who charg'd him with the Fact. He had nothing to say in his Defence, and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Pennington , was indicted for stealing a Holland Sheet, value 10 s. the Goods of Tho. Esq; on the first Instant. It appear'd by the Evidence, That some Linnen being drying in the Yard, the Prisoner was seen to get in, and throw the Sheer over into the next Yard, and then jump after it; whereupon he was immediately apprehended; and the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Young , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring with an Amethyll Stone, value 10 s. and a Cambrick Handkerchief, value 4 s. the Goods of Ann Fos , on the first of December last. The Prosecutor swore the Prisoner had both her Servant about Two Years, and about Christmas last they parted. That Handkerchief which was thought, to be none of her own, she was shew'd it, and knew it to be hers; whereupon she secur'd her, and charg'd her with the Ring, which she own'd she had and had given it to her Sweet-heart, upon whom it was found. She confess'd at her Trial that she had the Ring but said before from his Misteress, as she was no Enquiry made said if it were the by it unless she put it amongst Linnen by Mistake. She had several to her Reputation, and was thereupon acquitted .

William Williams , alias Frost , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of on the first Instant in the Day-time, no Person being then therein . Mr. Hale's Footman swore, That he, went out of his Master's Chambers but in Inn about 11 Clock, and the Door fast lock'd; and that again about 12, he met the Prisoner coming out of the Chambers with the Clocks upon his Arm; whereupon he stopt him, and going in, found the Lock of the Outer-Door in the Chimney, being unscrew'd and taken off, and the Screws in the Prisoner's Pocket as also a Hand-Vice, with which he took them off. He pretended in his Defence, That as he was going through the Inn he met the Man just by the Prosecutor's Stair-case, who told him the Doors were all open, and had him go up and bring down what he found, and he would give him something; but that was look'd upon to be very involous , and he was found Guilty of Burglary .

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Franklin , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 2 Guineas, a piece of Broad Gold, and 20 s. in Silver, the Money of Tho. Rutherton , out of the Dwelling-house of Luke Katterns , on the 28th of March last. Upon the Trial it appear'd that the Money was lost out of a Trunk, and that none but the Prisoner had been in the Room; But the Witness cou'd not swear she had it. When she was apprehended , she own'd she had the Money, and that the Prosecutor's Wife and she spent good part of it together, but that she did not steal it. The Jury considering the whole Matter, acquitted her.

Richard Jones , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 10 pair of Shoes, a pair of Strag-Breeches , 5 Guineas, and 6 s. is Silver out of the Shop of Stephen Matthews , on the 12th of March last. It was prov'd that the Prisoner was a Lodger in the House where Matthew's Shop is; and that on the Day aforesaid (being Sunday) when Matthews was gone to Church, he was up and down, and was seen to look out into the Street twice, and cast his Eyes to and fro to see if any Body was coming; a while after which it was discover'd the Shop was broke open, and the Prisoner and the Goods and Money gone. Another Witness swore, that the Prisoner left a Bag at her House with Shoes and a pair of Snag Breeches in it, which he sent a Girl to fetch away; who being stopt, discover'd where he was, and the Goods were shew'd to the Prosecutor, who swore them to be his. In his Defence he said. That he had them from one Williams, but could bring no Proof of it, whereupon he was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Hugh Leeson , and Sarah Blandford , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted, he for committing a Rape upon the Body of Mary, the Wife of Richard May , and she as Accessary, Aiding and Abeting to the same , on the 8th Instant. Mrs. May swore, That her Husband had been arrested by one Exton a Bar , and kept in his Spunging-house till he had made up his Business; which having done, as they were going along the Street together a few Days after, while she stood talking with a Friend, her Husband was gone; and she having been inform'd by Exton there was another Action against him, went to his House, and ask'd if he was brought in there; which they denying, she desir'd to see their Prison-Rooms; and accordingly that Blandford, whose Husband is Exton's Follower, went up along with her; and Leeson, who lodges in the House, would go with them. Having seen a Room or Two, she desir'd to known if there was not another; which Blandford shew'd her, and as soon as Leeson and she were in together, fasten'd the Door, and went a way laughing. As soon as she was gone, Leeson flung her upon the Bed, and clapping one Hand upon her Mouth, endeavour'd to force himself between her Legs; which not being able to do, he took his Hand from thence, and putting both his Hands to her Privy-parts behind, did by force enter, and had carnal Knowledge of her Body, she crying out all while, but no Body coming to her Assistance till it was over, when Blandford open'd the Door laughing, and said, Captain, you are a Man Midwife, I hope you have grop'd her well; Come, come, Mrs. May, the Captain's a handsom Man, and you are a pretty Woman, and I hope you have got a pretty Child. That then she came down, and complain'd of the Injury done her, and so went home, where she told how she had been us'd. She produc'd a Witness, who declar'd that when she came home she told her she was undone for ever, and had receiv'd Damage in her private Parts; and that she making Inspection, found a Scratch, and the Parts somewhat red, as if Violence had been us'd. Her Mother depos'd to the same purpose; and a Surgeon swore, That there was a Scratch, and a sort of Inflamation in those Parts. Leeson in his Defence said, That he had never seen Mrs. May is his Life before; and that when he went up stairs with her, it was at her own Request. And to prove this, he brought serveral Witness, who swore she thrust her self into his Company, and would not be quiet till he went up Stairs with her; and when be had been up once, she told him she beliv'd he was no Man, for if he had he would have given her something and therefore she long'd to go with him again, and in a manner forc'd him to go; And one swore she heard her say, Come, Captain, they say you are a Man Midwife, pray feel my Body; after which, when they came down Stars, she sat in his Lap, kiss'd him, and was so very fond, that he grew uneasie, and would be gone; and that she seeing him going, would go along with him, and he could not be rid of her. There were two Midwives swore she had no Damage that they could perceive, and a Surgeon depos'd that she did not seen to have any Damage by a Force, but upon search he found she was clapt; and upon searching Leeson, which he had done twice since, he found him very sound. There were other Witnesses who said she was a Woman of a scandalous Life, and one swore he heard her Husband tax her with clapping of him. He then brought several Gentlemen who gave him a very good Character as to his Behaviour in Dublin College, in the Army, and elsewhere. Blandford also had some who gave her a good Character. After all which were heard, May call'd Witnesses to her Reputation, who gave her the Character of a very industrious, honest Woman; amongst whom was a Minister, who marry'd her to her Husband about 8 Years ago, had administer'd the Sacrament to her, and heard among her Neighbours that she liv'd a very honest, regular Life. The Jury considering the whole Matter , found both the Prisoners Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

William Costin the Parish of St. Giles in the fields , was indicted for stealing 2 Dowles Smocks a Lastring Hood, and other Goods , of Mary Bradley , out of the Dwelling-house of William Warner , on the 14th of August last: But there being no Prosecution, he was acquitted .

Martha Wadsworth , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 2 pair of Sheets, value 25 s. and other Goods, out of the Dwelling-house of Peter Bow , on the 26th of March last: But the Evidence being very imperfect, she was acquitted .

James Doily , John Wood , and Lench Young , were indicted for breaking the House of Sarah Brown , and stealing thence a Brass Pot, 6 pewter Dishes, and other Goods, on the 24th Instant in the Night-time . The Prosecutor swore, That his Doors were fall when they went to Bed, and in the Morning were found open; and Doily was stopt selling part of the Goods; whereupon, the Burglary not being well prov'd, he was found Guilty of Felony ; but the Evidence not affecting the other Two, they were acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Margaret Birch , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Gown , value 20 s. and 4 l. 10 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Thomas Smith , on the 25th of February last. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact, but said she did it for want; and the Prosecutor having his Goods and Money again, she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Reeve , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for taking to Wife Sarah Fuller on the 6th of September last, his former Wife, Mercy Reeve , being then alive . There being no Prosecution, he was acquitted.

Richard Shepard , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Red Heifer, value 12 l. 10 s. and a Steer value 9 l. the Goods of George Jones , on the 25th of February last. It appear'd that the Bullocks were driven from Smithfield to Mr. Mohun's Ground in Walworth , from whence they were stoln, and found upon the Prisoner; who had nothing to say in his Defence, but that he bought them of a Man upon the Road going to Peckham; which not being credible, he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Silver , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Pistol, value 25 s. the Goods of our Soveraign Lord , on the 16th of March last. It appear'd that the Prisoner being quarrelling about his Reckoning at an Ale-house, a Constable was call'd, who found the Pistol upon him, and examining how he came by it, he gave but a same Account, and it was found to belong to a Gentleman of the Guards. In his Defence he said he belong'd to a Ship at Deptford, and having Business to London, brought the Pistol along with him; but that was prov'd altogether groundless, and he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Marmaduke Barfleur , of the Parish of St. John Wapping, was indicted for stealing a Drugget Wastcoat, 2 Shirts, and other Goods , from John Forster , on the 22nd of March last. The Prosecutor swore, That, keeping a publick House , the Prisoner came to drink, and lay there, and next Morning went away with the Goods; a Week after which he was seen to go by; and being stopt, own'd the Fact. He was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Skip , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for robbing Joseph Murrel , an Infant , of a Stuff Coat and Petticoat, the Goods of Joseph Murrel , senior, the 18th of March last, on the King's Highway . The Witness swore, That seeing the Prisoner with the Child upon a Bank, and hearing it cry extremely, she ask'd her if it was her own Child, and she answer'd it was; whereupon she went away, but saw the Prisoner strip off the Child's Cloaths, and then came back again, and ask'd the Child if that was its Mother; to which it reply'd, No; upon which she seiz'd the Prisoner, with the Goods upon her, and found another Child's Cloaths in her Lap. The Matter being fully prov'd against her, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

John Brush , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing 30 Dozen of Button, value 15 s. the Goods of Daniel Gill , on the 15th of March last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Buttons being lost, and the Prisoner gone out; and being suspected, when he came home he was seiz'd, and own'd the Fact; whereupon he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Hollingsby , was indicted for stealing a Boat, value 5 l. the Goods of William Pain , on the 3d of March last: But the Indictment being wrong laid, he was acquitted .

Abel Downs , of the Parish of St. Anne Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Holland Smock, and other Linnen , the Goods of Peter Williams , on the 19th of March last: But the Evidence being insufficient , he was acquitted .

Ann Yoxton , and Joanna Everett of the Parish of St. James Westminster , were indicted, Yoxton as Principal, and Everett as Accessary after the Fact, for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 10 l. a Silver Cup, value 5 l. 24 Guineas, and other Goods and Money, out of the Dwelling-house of Roberts Sabre , on the first of March last. The Prosecutor swore, That Yoxton was his Servant , and had behav'd her self extraordinary well; and that on the Day aforesaid going out, he left her in Charge with his House; but when he came home again the Goods and Money were gone, and the Prisoner also; whereupon he made search after her, and her own Mother took her. When taken, she confess'd that one Ann Jordan (not yet taken) with whom she had got acquainted at Everett's Brandy Shop, came while her Mother was Abroad, and wanted to see her Master's Room; and when she was there, took an Iron and broke open the Closet , took the Goods and Money, and told the Prisoner if she did not go away with her she wou'd be hang'd; whereupon she went with her to Everett's House, who took the Plate , and sold it. She said to the same Purpose at her Trial; and that she was drawn in to that wicked Crime by the Prisoner and Jordan. A Goldsmith depos'd that he bought the Tankard and Cup of Everett, who pretended she had it from a Gentlewoman at Kensington . Upon the whole Matter, the Jury found them both Guilty according to the Indictment.

[Yoxton: Death. See summary.]

[Everett: Branding. See summary.]

Isaac Colt , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of James Richardson with intent to steal , on the 2 d of March last. The Prosecutor swore, That having been Abroad, and his Door look'd, when he came home he saw the Prisoner jump out of his Window . He did not deny his being in the House, but said his Fellow prentice threw his Hat in, and he went to fetch it; whereupon he was acquitted .

Edward Whippy , of the Parish of St. Paul Shadwell , was indicted for stealing a pair of Boots, value 5 s. with a Cask, and a Gallon of Brandy , the Goods of William Griffith , and John Travers , on the 3d of March last. It appear'd that the Goods were taken from on board a Boat, and the Boots were found where the Prisoner had left them for sale; whereupon he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Winston , and Sarah Hayden , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , were indicted for stealing a Camblet Riding-hood, value 5 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Watson , and 2 Pound 2 Ounces of Silk the Goods of Montague on the 18th Instant swore, her Winston, who getting the Key of her Room went in and took the Goods; whereupon she was found Guilty ; but the Evidence not being so full against Hayden she was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Hill , of the Parish of Hadley , was indicted for the Murder of John Arthur the 10th Instant, by giving him a mortal Wound with on the left side of the Body, near the Pap. of the breadth of half an Inch, and the depth of 2 Inches . It was sworn by Mrs. Arthur, That her Husband and she lodg'd in the Prisoner House, and there being some Misunderstanding between 'em, the deceas'd was putting up his Things in order to go away next Morning; and that while he was so doing, the Prisoner came into the Parlor, and gave him such foul Language, that at length he drew his Sword; whereupon she interpos'd and got the Prisoner out of the Room; but that he still sav'd without the Door, and threaten'd to fight the deceas'd; and then went through the Garden to the Parlor window, and there got the deceas'd Sword from him, and gave him the Wound. There were other Witnesses to the same purpose, but said the Prisoner express'd a very great concern for what had happen'd, sucking the Wound, and doing all he could for help. The Prisoner did not deny the first Occasion of their Difference, but that the deceased drew his Sword upon him without Provocation; and when he was in the Garden call'd him to the Parlor-window, and push'd at him several Times, till at length he let his Sword fall; and then run and fetch'd a Gun which stood in the Parlor, with which he struck him upon the Head, and broke it very much, as he was stooping down to take up the Sword; and that the Confusion he was in by that blow render'd him infancible how the deceas'd got his Wound. The Jury, upon a full hearing, found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Edward Gilman , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Pewter Quart-Pot, value 1 s. the Goods of Nathaniel Robinson , on the 13th of January last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner was drinking in his House with two more Persons, and that he was in the Company, and the Pot was carr'd away. Another Witness swore he saw the Prisoner take it and put it into a Bag; but against that Witness it was said, he is a very litigious troublesome Man; and it was also prov'd that the Prosecutor had his Pot again the next Day, whereupon the Prisoner was acquitted .

Ann Hutchins and Elizabeth Hutchins , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , were indicted for stealing a Silver Tea-pot, 2 Silver Tankards, 2 Salvers, and others Plate and Goods, out of the Dwelling-house of Charles Johnson , on the 19th Instant. The Prosecutor swore, That having been at Croydon, when he came home he found his Wife gone, and the Goods taken away, and was inform'd the Prisoners had carry'd them out of his House; and a Witness depos'd, that she saw Ann Hutchins carry Things out in her Lap 2 or 3 Times, and Elizabeth once, but that the Prosecutor's Wife was then in the House, and it was done by her Direction, whereupon they were acquitted .

Richard Reddish , was indicted for stealing 3 dozen of Silk Handkerchiefs, value 5 l. out of the Dwelling-House of Philip Jones ; but there being no Prosecution he was acquitted .

- , was indicted for taking to Wife Elizabeth Kemister , on the 24th of December, in the 13th Year of the late Queen , his former Wife, Ann Jenkinson being then alive . Both Marriages being fully prov'd, he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

James Caltan , was indicted for taking to Wife Mary Giles on the 14th of November, in the 9th Year of the late Queen , his former Wife, Ann Walker , being then alive . No Prosecutor appearing, he was acquitted .

Thomas Hoster , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing 74 Deal-Boards, value 3 l. the Goods of Thomas Hammond , on the 13th Instant. The Prosecutor swore, he had lost Boards several times, and being inform'd where the Prisoner had sold some, went and gave notice, and when he came with he was stopt. He could give no Account How he came by them, but that he met a Man in the Strand, who desir'd him to sell them for him; whereupon he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Golding , of the Parish of Edminton , was indicted for stealing 2 Gold Rings, value 10 s. and a Silver Thimble, value 1 s. and 10 s. in Money , out of the House of Margaret Ward , on the 24th Instant. The Fact was plain, and she having nothing to say but that she did it through Necessity, was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Swift , of the Parish of Lalam , was indicted for stealing 2 Gold Ring , value 19 s. the Goods of Thomas on the 11th of March last. There was full Proof against her, and she was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Richard Pierson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Drugget Wastcoat, value 11 s. out of the Shop of David Price , on the 22 d Instant. The Prosecutor swore he saw the Wastcoat taken off the Shop-door, and calling out, the Prisoner was seen to drop it, and taken. He was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Frances Walker , of the Parish of Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing a Silver Can, value 20 s. and a Holland Smock, value 5 s. out of the Dwelling-house of Ralph Town , on the 18th Instant. It appear'd that the Prisoner had been a Servant to the Prosecutor; and when she was gone the Goods were miss'd, and found upon her, whereupon she was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Hurrel , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 2 Holland Smocks, and other Linnen , from Charles Hastler on the 15th Instant. It was sworn, That the goods hanging upon a Line in the Garden, the Prisoner was seen to pull them off; and upon Pursuit dropt the Goods, and was taken; whereupon he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Hutchins , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the House of Ann Butchelor , and taking thence Linnen and other Goods , on the 16th of March last. She was taken with some of the Goods, upon her; but the Burglary not being sufficiently prov'd, she was found guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Wilmot , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 48 Yards of Stuff, out of the Shop of Noah Sherwood , on the 10th of March last. It appear'd that the Prisoner and another Woman came pretending to buy, and when they were gone the Goods were miss'd, and upon pursuit taken upon the Prisoner; whereupon she was found guilty of Shop-lifting.

[Death. See summary.]

William Rice , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted for stealing a Sail from Richard Bourel , on the 13th Instant. The Indictment was fully prov'd, and he found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Welton , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Cloth-Coat, and other Cloths , belonging to General Pepper and his Servant William Steward . It was prov'd that the Prisoner sold them to a Broker, and not being able to give an Account how he came by them, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

George Partridge , of the Parish of St. Mary le Savoy , was indicted for breaking the House of Peter Gane , on the 7th of March last, and stealing 5 Cloaks , the Goods of John Dulier . There was a Witness, who swore he saw the Prisoner come out at the Door, and suspecting him, cry'd stop Thief, follow'd, and took him; and bringing him back, found there had been Thieves there, who had bundled the Clocks up, but nothing was carry'd away. Upon the whole Matter, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

James Thomas , was indicted for stealing 4 Gold Rings, value 5 l. 8 Guineas, and 10 l. in Silver, out of the Dwelling house of James Shaw , on the 11th Instant. It appear'd that the Prisoner was at the Prosecutor's House; and the Goods and Money being taken away on the Day aforesaid, he was suspected, and had before Justice Hawks, where he confess'd it. He had nothing to say for himself, and was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Branson , was indicted for stealing 3 Half-Guineas from John Murrant , on the 13th Instant. It appear'd that the Prisoner and Prosecutor lay together, and that the Money was taken out of his Pocket while he was in Bed; whereupon the Prisoner was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Isaac Ragg and John White , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the House of Jane Harthurst , on the 19th of February last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence a Silver Tankard, and 2 Silver Spoons , the Goods of the said Jane Harthurst : But the Evidence not coming up to a sufficient Proof, they were aquitted .

Elizabeth Miller , and William Carlisle (a little Boy ) were indicted for stealing 2 Turky Handkerchiefs, 8 Ounces of Silk, and other the Goods of Anna Maria Goodwin , on the 26th of March last . It appear'd that the Goods were in a Box in the Waggon , and the Prisoners took Passage in it to go to Uxbridge ; but before they got thither , they desir'd to be set down, which the Waggoner did accordingly; and having observ'd some Passages which gave him Suspicion, search'd them, and found the Goods upon them; whereupon they were both found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann of the Parish of Hendon , was indicted for stealing 9 Ells of Flaxen Cloth , the Goods of Edward Taylor , on the 8th Instant; but the Evidence not proving the Fact, she was acquitted .

John Edwards and Samuel Troy , of the Parish of were indicted for stealing a Cock and 4 Hens , the Goods of John Snell , on the 26th of February last. There was no Evidence against them, but one Charles Taylor , who was with them in the Fact, and who they said drew them in; whereupon they were acquitted .

Thomas Howell , and Mary Watkins , of the Parish of Fulham , were indicted for stealing 58 l. the Money of Edward Pendrell , and 12 l. the Money of Elizabeth Pendrell , out of the Dwelling-house of the said Edward Pendrell , on the 10th Instant. The Prosecutor swore, That his Locks having been sometimes pick'd, he thought to secure his Money, by taking up a Board in the Floor, and hiding it under, which he did accordingly; but when he came to look for it, it was gone, and Watkins being at that time his Servant , but since gone from him, he thought anybody could discover the Place but she; and he suspected Howell, who was her Sweet-heart, and had been also his Servant , to be an Accomplice and Parer with her; which he endeavour'd to prove by Witnesses, who had seen him spend Money extravagantly: But the Evidence not being satisfactory to the Jury, they were acquitted .

Cornelius Gough , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for stealing 16 Yards of Callicoe , the Goods of William Casman , on the 24th of March last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was a Sailor on board the Ship, where Casman was a Passenger from Holland, and had some Callicoes, which he run to avoid Cullom ; and that the Prisoner carry'd a Piece ashore for him, and deliver'd it to him upon Demand, after which he challeng'd him for that in the Indictment; but he prov'd he had but one Piece, and so was acquitted .

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

Received Sentence of Death, 18.

Mary Nash , John Panton Carbonel , B - J - , Joseph Barbamino , Elizabeth Still , Nathaniel Perkhurst , John Stone , Matthew Cornwall , Samuel Awdry , William Williams , alias Frost, Richard Jones , Hugh Leeson , Sarah Blandford , Mary Skip , Ann Yoxton , Sarah Wilmot , James Thomas . Francis Martin being convicted of Felony, crav'd the Benefit of the Statute: but a Record being produced, whereby it apear'd he had obtain'd that Benefit in a like Case of Felony, under the Name of Francis Cushaw , in February, 1712. It was deny'd him now, and he receiv'd Sentence of Death.

Burnt in the Hand 23.

Dorothy Skeal , Mary Chamberlain , Elizabeth Smith , Richard Roberts , W - E - Mary Ward , Thomas Allen , Judith Bunn , Godfrey Hinton , James Doily , Richard Shepard , Joanna Everett , Richard Hill , Elizabeth Winston , F - E - Thomas Hosier , Frances Walker , John Welton , George Partridge , Thomas Branson , Elizabeth Miller , William Carlisle , Mary Hutchins .

To be Whip'd 17.

Mary Brett , William Bonner , Mary Dowland , Elizabeth Carlisle , Jeremy Natt , George Walker , William Pennington , Margaret Birch , Thomas Silver , Marmaduke Busslew , John Brush , Edward Whippy , Elizabeth Golding , Elizabeth Swift , Richard Pierson , John Hurrel , William Rice .

Elizabeth Still , Sarah Blandford , Mary Skip , and Sarah Wilmot , severally pleaded their Bellies; and a Jury of Matrons being impannell'd, found Sarah Wilmot to be with Quick Child, and the other three not.

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I Anna Avery , House-keeper 20 Years, at the Cheshire-Cheese in Red-Lion-street, Holborn, 6 Years ago being so injur'd by a Husband with the Secret Disease, that it broke out in large Blotches in my Head, and 9 great Holes in my Legs, infecting my Blood, with other dreadful Symptoms not here to be named; so that I went 5 Years with a Stick , and spent constantly 6 d. a Week in Salve for 5 Years together. came to me, and after then forever other eminent Physicians, and took their Prescriptions without any Benefit. At last despairing of a Cure, having wept whole Nights and Days to see myself so ruin'd, I was advis'd by a Friend to take of the Specifick Remedy mention'd in the 12th Edition of, The Practical Schedule of the Disease, which is given Gratis to any one that will but ask for it , at Mrs. Garway's at the Royal Exchange-Gate next Cornhill ; and at Mr. Cooper's Toy-shop, the Corner of Charles Court , near Hungerford-Market in the Strand (it being remov'd on the 15th of March, from Mr. Lovell's at the Putten , so that since that Day neither of them is to be had there) I took 6 Weeks ago only 4 times of it; I have thrown away my Stick , my Legs are well, my Head intirely cur'd, and I am now as well as ever I was in my Life. This (since I had it from a Husband) I own to all the World, and will further satisfy any Person that will come to me, Witness my Hand this 26th of March, 1715. Anne Awery Witness R. Tosdale, House Keeper 25 Years within 4 Days of the Cross Keys in Rod lion street, Holbourn, R. Roberts, House-Keeper 10 Years in Lords Chappel Cripplegate.

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B. LILBURN , that formerly lived on Ludgate-hill , lately at the Bakehouse in Great Old Baily, is now remov'd over the way in the same Street, two Doors above the 3 Tun Ter, up 2 Pair of and sells (and has about 30 Years) the Wase for making away Freches, Pimples, Warms, and Marks of the Small-Pox in the Face; as Fault Shelling the Half-pint. Note , She has taken the Sale of the from all in and about London some Years; to be had now only of herself, who gives Adivice (as well as Medicines) for easing and curing most Distempers incident to Human Bodies . Her Antiscorbutick, Hysterick, and Hand-Pills, being good for Cancers, Kings-Evil, Gout, Rheumatism, and Dropsy, are Two Shillings the Box. Her Elixes for Agues , Cholick, Gripes , Consumptions, Coughs, Cold, Stone or Gravel, Vomiting, and Looseness, is one Shillings the Vial , or Five Shillings the Half-pint. The Girdles for curing the Itch, are One Shilling and Six pence each. Likewise Help for all inward Bruises , or Hurts on the Breast. Sealed with the Three Water-budgets, and B.L. at the Top of the Seal.

Printed for SAMUEL CROUCH , at the Corner of Pope's-head Ally in Cornhill ; And Sold by J. Baker, at the Black Bay in Pater-noster-row. (Price 2 d.)

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