Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 24 April 2014), June 1715 (17150602).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 2nd June 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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 2d, 3d, and 4th of June, 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; Lord Chief Justice King, Mr. Baron Price. Mr. Justice Eyres, 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.

Edward Overall

Thomas Warner

Roger Nithol

John Sewell

Robert Rogers

Robert Thomson

Thomas Boddell

John Broadhurst

Edmund Dew

Andrew Adlamb

John Stone

James Reynolds .

Middlesex Jury .

William Pannett , Gent.

William Munden

Robert Kent

Joseph Partridge

Richard Newland

James West

William Giles

John Hinton

William Burchett

David Fisield

William Atlee

John Charlwood .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Alice Cabarel , of the Parish of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for privately stealing 6 Yards of Silver Ribbon, value 30 s. out of the Shop of John Davis , on the 9th of May last. It appear'd that the Prisoner and another Woman went under presence to buy; and being shew'd several Ribbons, seem'd not to like any; but when they were gone, the Goods were miss'd, and upon Pursuit, taken upon the Prisoner; who said in her Defence, that she went with the other Woman to buy, and did not take the Goods, nor know how she came by them; which not being sufficient, she was found guilty of Shop lifting .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

, of the Parish of Christ-Church , was indicted for privately stealing 8 Pair of Shoes, value 20 s. out of the Shop of Thomas Grimsted , on the 18th of May last. The Prosecutor swore he had lost Shoes several times ; and the Prisoner being his Servant , had suspected him , but could get no Proof, till lately being inform'd where some had been sold, he found out the Person who sold 'em, and he discover'd he had them of the Prisoner, who took 'em out of the Prosecutor's Shop. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact, but said he was drawn in by the Person who discover'd him, and who (being also a Servant to the Prosecutor) took the first Shoes off the Shelf. He had several reputable People, who gave a very good Character of his former Behaviour; but this being plain upon him, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

George Hilton , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for stealing 5 Pound weight of Tea, value 3 l. the Goods of Elizabeth Jenkinson , out of the Shop of Edward Chapman , on the 9th of May last. It appear'd, that Mrs. Jenkinson having bought the Tea to send into the Country, and wanting some Goods in Chapman's Shop, laid down the Tea upon an empty Case, and the Prisoner and two Lads more came into the Shop, snatch'd up the Tea, and ran away with it. Upon pursuit the Prisoner was taken, who own'd himself to be one, but had not the Goods. He had nothing to say in his Defence, and was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Forest , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for stealing 4 Musquets, value 30 s. out of the Shop of Thomas Sanders , on the 30th of March last. The Evidence was Sanders's Apprentice, who swore, that the Prisoner came to him and seduc'd him to steal the Goods, which he sold, and had part of the Money. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that being a Porter , the Witness sent him with the Guns to sell; which he did, and brought him the Money; which, with the bad Reputation of the Witness, induc'd the Jury to acquit him.

Francis Williams , was indicted for taking to Wife Eleanor Matthews , on the 10th of October last, his former Wife, Jane Ward , being then alive . To which he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Roger Conway , of the Parish of St. Mary Abchurch , was indicted for privately stealing a Diamond Ring, value 14 l. and a Chrisolite, value 40 s out of the Shop of John House , on the 31st of May last. Mr. House swore, That the Prisoner came to his Shop like a Country fellow, and ask'd for a Diamond cut Ring; whereupon a Box of Rings being set before him he look'd upon several; and the Prosecutor standing by, observ'd him to conceal two; however, he let him go out of the Shop, and then spoke to a Neighbour who stood by to follow him; which he doing accordingly, brought him back, and he deliver'd the Rings. He said in his Defence, that the Prosecutor gave them to him to look on; which he went to the Shop-door to do, and thereupon they took him up; which not being believ'd, he was found guilty of Shop-lifting .

[Death. See summary.]

Charles Lowther , of the Parish of St. James Duke's Place , was indicted for stealing a Hat, value 5 s. the Goods of Thomas Hooper , on the 8th of May last.

It appear'd, that the Prosecutor keeping a Publick House , the Prisoner call'd for a Pint of Drink, and took away the Hat; which upon pursuit being found upon him, he was search'd, and 8 Pewter Plates conceal'd about him, which were found to belong to one Samuel Beldam .

He was a 2d time indicted for stealing the said 8 Pewter Plates ; which was also very plainly prov'd upon him, and he was found guilty of Felony upon both Indictments .

[Branding. See summary.]

Daniel Archer , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Thomas Turner , on the 4th of May last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence 2 Cheeses, 40 Pound-weight of Sugar, and other Goods . Mr. Turner Swore his Doors were fast lock'd when he went to Bed; and a Constable going his Rounds about Two a Clock in the Morning, depos'd that he found the Street-door open, whereupon he rais'd the Family; and going afterwards to search a suspected House, found the Prisoner there with the Goods in his Custody; which not giving a good Account how he came by, he secur'd him, and sent for the Prosecutor, who swore they were his. The Prisoner at his Trial said he was hir'd to carry them; but had no Proof, nor any to his Reputation; whereupon he was found guilty of Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the East , was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of , 94 Guineas, 11 Broad-pieces, 9 French Guineas, 9 Pistoles, and a Pocket-Book , on the 30th of April last. The Prosecutor swore, That he went to the Dog-Tavern at Billingsgate , with one Mr. Lister (who was his intimate Friend) Mr. Parker, and the Prisoner, and when he went in, he had the Money in a Bag in his Coat-Pocket, on the left side, and the Prisoner sate next him on that side; That after he had drank a while, he went away, and in 2 Minutes time miss'd his Money; whereupon he return'd back to the Company and demanded it, charging the Prisoner with taking it from him, and desiring a Constable might be call'd to search him and Parker; Parker offer'd himself to be search'd, but the Prisoner did not, but threw the Pocket-Book upon the Table, (which was taken out of the same Pocket with the Money) saying, Let's give him his Book, and then Parker and he went away together. The Prisoner in his Defence prov'd, That when the Prosecutor was at the Tavern he was very much in Drink, and that he and Mr. Lister drank each of them a Rummer of a Quart and Half pint, in a Health to each other, which Health the Prosecutor would have writ down in his Pocket-Book, and pull'd it out for that purpose, and it was handed round the Company; That after this, the Prosecutor fell from his Chair, and being help'd up again, fell a sleep; in which Condition he was for some time, and then got up and went away; but soon after he came again, and demanded Money he had lost; which the Company did not take much notice of, as believing him a Person uncapable of carrying so much about him. As to the Pocket-Book, he said it was not put up after the Health was writ in it. Then the Prisoner brought several Witnesses, who gave the Prosecutor but an indifferent Character; and a great many of very good Credit to his own Reputation, who said he was a Butcher , but had left off his Trade, and liv'd upon what he had. The Jury considering the whole Matter, he was acquitted .

John Bigg , of the Parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry , was indicted upon two Indictments, the one for rasing, the other for altering an Indorsement upon a Bank Bill , on the first of March last. The Evidence set forth, That a Bill of 100 l. payable to Mr. James White or Bearer, was drawn and sign'd by Mr. Joseph Odam , for the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, on the 19th of February last; and that on the 22d of the said Month 90 l. was paid, and endors'd on the said Bill in such manner as is usual; and on the first of March following, the same Bill was brought to the Bank again with the Indorsement taken off, and 85l. paid more, and endors'd as the former; That the Officers of the Bank finding some Bills overpay'd, (amongst which was that in the Indictment) were at a Loss to find out by what means, till one Collins made the following Discovery, (which he also swore to at the Trial) That the Prisoner told him if he had not too scrupulous a Conscience, he could put him in a way to get vast Sums of Money; which he seeming to hearken to, the Prisoner told him what it was to do; and shew'd him how by applying a certain Liquor to the Red Ink, the Letters disappear'd. Collins having by this means got sufficiently into the Secret, acquainted the Governour of the Bank with it; whereupon a Warrant was taken out, and the Prisoner's House search'd, where the very Bill in the Indictment and others were found, and also an Account in Writing of several Bills, their Numbers, and Sums receiv'd on them. Another Witness was one Mors, who depos'd, That the Prisoner propos'd to him that he might get 10000 l. if he would be concern'd; and that he did engage in it, saw the Prisoner make the Experiment, and receiv'd Money at the Bank for him, for which he was to have a third part of the Profit. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact; but being allow'd Council, they argu'd, That Mr. Odam was not a Servant qualify'd to make out such Bills, unless authoriz'd by the Corporation-Seal; That writing with Red Ink on the Inside of the Bill, cannot be call'd an Indorsement ; Nor, if that were an Indorsement, can the Fact be call'd rasing or altering. To this the King's Council answer'd, and the Prisoner's reply'd; whereupon the Court were of Opinion, that Mr. Odam is a Servant qualify'd to make out such Bills for the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, but the other two Articles are referr'd to a special Verdict .

Susan Dennings , of the Parish of St. Martin Ludgate , was indicted for offering to Sale 2 Ounces of Metal, pretending to be Silver, but mix'd with Pewter , on the 14th of December last. The Prosecutor swore, That one Ann Stuart came to sell him the Metal, and being stopt, accus'd the Prisoner of sending her: But Stuart not appearing against her, she was acquitted .

Sarah Gerrard , alias Clawson , of the Parish of St. James Dukes-place , was indicted for stealing 3 Guineas, 6 l. 11 s. in Silver, and two Silver Girdles, the Goods of Dorothy Beacham , out of the Dwelling-house of Mordecai Jacob , on the 15th of May last. The Prosecutor swore, That going out, she left the Prisoner in her Room, and when she came home, she found no body there, but her Box was broke, and the Money gone; whereupon making Enquiry, she found where the Prisoner had pawn'd the Girdles at a Brandy Shop, but could get no Account of the Money; whereupon she was found guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Bournois , was indicted for speaking dangerous and seditious Words, to the Prejudice of his Majesty's Title and Government , on the 18th of May last, in the Parish of St. Katherine Creed-church. The first Witness swore, That he saw the Prisoner in Leaden-hall-street , go hollowing along, and shaking his Hat, and heard him say these Words, King James the Third is right and lawful King of England. A second depos'd, That he heard him say, James the Third is King of England, Protector of the Protestant Religion, and King George is an Usurper. Another, That he heard the Prisoner say, James the Third is rightful and Lawful Heir to the Crown of Great Britain. And a fourth, that he said, James the Third is King of England. They all agreed that he went huzzaing along the Streets, and it several times utter'd the Words aforesaid. He cou'd not deny the Fact, but said he had been drinking all Day, and was very much in Drink, so that he knew not what he said; and that he is a very poor Man, and gets his Bread by teaching a little School. The Matter being plain against him, the Jury found him guilty of a Misdemeanour .

[No punishment. See summary.]

Katherine Coleman , was indicted for personating the Wife of John Huchinson , and cheating Mary Carnedy of several Goods : But the Indictment not being prov'd, she was acquitted .

Christopher Lyddel , was indicted for counterfeiting a Bill of Exchange ; but acquitted for want of Prosecution .

John White , alias Richard Worral , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for assaulting George Passingham (a Boy ) near the King's Highway, and robbing him of 6 Gross of Ferret Ribbon, Value 5 l. on the 30th of April last. Passingham swore, That as he was going over Lincolns-Inn-Fields with the Goods, the Prisoner came up to him, and said, Oh, your Master told me you had a blue Apron on; come you must go along with me to him; and so had him about to two or three places, and then told him he must go to Grays-Inn , but perswaded him to leave the Goods at a Baker's Shop. When he had amus'd the Boy from Chamber to Chamber in Grays-Inn, he gave him the Slip, went and fetch'd the Goods from the Baker's, and carry'd 'em off. The Fact was very plain against him; but no Assault or Robbery being prov'd, it was look'd upon to be only a Cheat, and he was acquitted of this. Indictment.

He was a second time indicted for an Assault and Robbery upon Mary Dalton , near the King's Highway , on the 30th of March last. Dalton (a Girl ) swore, That the Prisoner came to her in her Mistres's Shop, and told her she must bring a Dozen of Satinet Hand-Kerchiefs to her Mistress in Lincolns-Inn-Fields; and she putting them up accordingly, went with him; but going the wrong way, she told him of it, and he said her Mistress was at the Nurse's House; and when he came to an empty House, he would have had the Goods from her to carry up Stairs; but she refusing, carry'd them up her self; and when she came up, he snatch'd the Goods from her, threw her down, and ran away. He confess'd the Fact when taken, and could say little in his Defence now, whereupon he was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

William Grimes , and Samuel Lovel , were indicted for stealing a Pair of Shag-Breeches, value 6 s. the Goods of Henry Kendrick , on the 16th of April last. But the Proof being insufficient, they were acquitted .

Alice Metcalf , alias Fryer , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for stealing a Feather-bed and Bolster, and other Goods, out of the Dwelling house of Debarah Godman , on the 29th of April last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner lodg'd at her House, and went away without giving any Notice; and two Days after it was found that she had gutted the Room; whereupon being search'd after and taken, it was prov'd where she had dispos'd of some of the Goods. She had nothing material in her Defence and was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Askey , and Elizabeth Kellaway , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for stealing a Sagathy Coat, a Drugget Coat, and other Goods, belonging to several Persons, out of the House of Henry Frith on the 1 st of May last. The Fact was plainly prov'd against them, and they were found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Rogers , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing 6 Skains of Linnen Yarn, value 4.s. 6.d. the Goods of William Smith , on the 23d of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that several Goods having been lost before, and these hanging out to whiten, the Ground was narrowly watch'd, and the Prisoner (who was a Servant to Mr. Smith) was seen to take the Yarn off; and being taken, it was found ty'd round her Middle under her Petticoat. She said she had wrought several Years for Mr. Smith, and never did him any harm; and that her Accusers are worse than she. The Jury considering the Matter, found her guilty to the Value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Benjamin Wright , was indicted for taking to Wife Hannah Ferguson , on the 24th of February last, his former Wife, Joan Argent being then alive . Both Marriages not being prov'd, he was acquitted .

James Hogg , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the House of Richard Dane , on the 24th of February last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence a Worsted Camblet Riding-hood, and other Goods . The Prosecutor swore his House was broke open, and that he found his Goods in Rag-Fair, where they were prov'd to be sold by the Prisoner. He said in his Defence, That he buys old Cloaths about the Streets, and bought these in Barbican; which having a Witness to prove, he was acquitted .

He was a second time indicted for breaking the Stables of Sir John Tyrwhit , on the 12th of April last, and stealing thence 2 Cloth-Coats . The Evidence prov'd that the Stable was broke, and the Goods taken away, which were found hanging in Long-lane to be sold, and were - sworn to be bought of the Prisoner. He said as before, that he bought them of a Man in the Street, and gave 11 s. for them, to which he brought Witness, and was acquitted of this also.

Richard Thompson , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for assaulting John Worley , on the Highway, with Intention to rob him , on the 21st of May last. The Prosecutor swore, That as he was going along the Causeway to Holloway about 11 at Night, he was met by the Prisoner and another, who bid him stand and deliver; but he being arm'd with a Knife in one Hand, and a Stick in t'other, refus'd, upon which the other coming to lay hold of him, he stabb'd him into the Belly, and he went off, but fir'd a Pistol at him. Then the Prisoner came up and presented a Pistol, which flash'd, but did not go off; whereupon the Prosecutor stabb'd him also, and then got away. The Prisoner being afterwards taken upon Suspicion, was found to be wounded in the Belly; and the Prosecutor being sent for, swore positively he was the Man. He was very bold in his Defence, and said the Prosecutor assaulted him and his Friend, who were going to Barnet, and that his Friend is dead of his Wound. The Fact being very plain against him, he was found guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

John Young , of the Parish of White-chapel , was indicted for stealing a Flaxen Sheet, value 5 s. and a Curtain, value 5 s. the Goods of Mich. Adamson , on the 10th of March last. It appear'd that the Prisoner lodg'd at the Prosecutor's House, and went away with the Goods, which were found in Rag-Fair, where he own'd he had sold them. He was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Margaret Spearman , of the Parish of White-chapel , was indicted for stealing 20 s. in Money , from Winnifred Miller , on the 28th of May last. She did not deny the Fact at her Trial, and was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

James Robinson , alias Puzey , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 6 Holland Shirts , on the 26th of May last. The Prosecutor was a Washer-woman, who swore she lost the Linnen, and taking the Prisoner upon Suspicion, found where he had put some Linnen, but could not prove it to be the same, whereupon the Jury acquitted him.

Thomas Evans , of the Parish of Hendon , was indicted for breaking the House of Joseph Gibson , on the 15th of February last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence a Cock and a Hen, value 2 s. The Prosecutor swore his House was broke, and the Cock and Hen stoln away ; and one Gibbons, an Accomplice, swore, That the Prisoner and he, and one Cornwall (executed last Sessions) commited the Fact. The Prisoner deny'd his being there, and said Gibbons swore falsly against him; and the Jury considering the Matter, found him guilty of Felony only .

He was a second times indicted for stealing 5 Lambs , the Goods of Thomas Marshall , on the same Day and Place. It appear'd that the Lambs were stoln out of a Shed adjoining to Gibson's House, and Gibbons swore the Prisoner was at the stealing of them; whereupon he was found guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Brown , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Callico-Gown, and other Goods, out of the Dwelling-House of Winnifred Wakefield , on the 24th of May last. It appear'd, That the Prosecutor being abroad, the Prisoner was seen to come out of the House with a Bundle in her Lap, and being stopt, the Goods were found upon her, She had nothing material in her Defence, and was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Jones , of the Parish of St. Mary le Savoy , was indicted for stealing 2 Pewter Plates, and other Goods, out of the Dwelling-House of William Wild , on the 30th of March, in the 13th Year of the late Queen : But the Evidence not being full enough to convict her , she was acquitted .

James Johnson , alias Fishpond, alias Vivier of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of John Baker , on the 28th of May last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence 7 Dozen of Hats, value 14 l. The Prosecutor swore, That his House was fast at 11 at Night, and about 4 in the Morning, it was found broke open, and the Goods taken away; and one Giles, an Accomplice, swore, That the Prisoner call'd him out of his Bed to go with him, and fetch the Hats, (he having broke the House before) and that they sold 32 Hats to Deborah Stent , for 30 s. The Fact being so very plain, he was found Guilty of Burglary .

[Death. See summary.]

John Arnold , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Scarlet Cloak lac'd with Gold, 2 Child's Coats, a Pair of Stays, and other Goods , belonging to several Persons, on the 10th of February last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Goods were in a Wagon going into Bedfordshire, and about a Mile beyond St. Alban's , between 9 and 10 at Night, on the Day aforesaid, a Man came up to the Driver, and bid him stand, took him off his Horse, and bound him, then rifl'd the Wagon, and rode away with his Horse; but he could not swear the Prisoner was the Man. Sometime after, a Letter was sent to Mr. White, the Master of the Wagon, (which Letter was prov'd to be the Prisoner's Hand) acquainting him that he might find the Goods at one Dibdin's in White-cross-street; and search being made, they were found there accordingly, and the Woman declar'd, she bought them of the Prisoner; whereupon he was watch'd, and at length seiz'd in Whitecross-street, when after much Struggling he flash'd a Pistol, but it did not go off, and so he was secured. He said the Woman swore against him through Spight; but the Jury did not believe that, and he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Rowlands , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch, value 4 l. out of the House of Okes Pickford , on the 19th of May last. The Prosecutor swore, That he keeps a Publick-House , and the Prisoner sometimes drank there; and that on the Day aforesaid he lost his Watch out of his Chamber; and taking the Prisoner with it, he confess'd it; whereupon the Jury found him Guilty of Felony.

He was a second Time indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Cheshire , in the Day-time, James Devenish being then therein, and stealing a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. and 3 Silver Spoons, value 30 s. on the 24th of May last. It was sworn, That the Prisoner lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House, and the Goods were lost out of a Chest. Being taken upon Suspicion, he confess'd, and told where he had sold the Tankard, where it was found accordingly. The Proof being very plain, as to the Felony, he was found Guilty of that, but acquitted of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Irish , of the Parish of Sunbury , was indicted for breaking the House of John Bateman Esq ; and stealing thence 18 Pewter, Dishes, 4 Plates, and other Household Goods , on the 27th of April last. The Prosecutor's Servant swore, That the Buttery-Window was broke open, and the Goods taken away; and a Constable searching the Prisoner's House for other Goods, found those of the Prosecutor's. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, but a flat Denial of his having ever been at Sunbury; which not being satisfactory, he was found Guilty of Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Gold , alias Walker, alias Chance , of the Parish of Hillingdon , was indicted for stealing 3 Holland Shirts, and other Linnen , the Goods of John Barradale , on the 18th of January last. It appear'd, that the Linnen hung out of Doors a drying, and that the Line was cut, and all carried away together; and a Witness swore, That coming by, he saw the Prisoner within a Field or two of the House, upon his Knees, packing up Linnen in a Handkerchief, and put the Line into a Hedge, after which he got on Horseback, and rode away. Another Witness swore, He saw him ride by with a Bundle, which was produc'd in Court, and sworn to be the Linnen which Mr. Barradale lost; the Piece of Line was also produc'd, and found to be the same that was cut away with it. The Matter being plain against him, he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

James Calboune , alias Calvin , alias Calson , was indicted for marrying a second Wife, on the 11th of September last, his former Wife , Eleanor Hawley , to whom he was married on the 3d of April, in the 10th Year of the late Queen, being then alive ; and a very full Proof being made of both the Marriages, he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Marriot , Tho Smith , Henry Brightman and Richard Buckland , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , were indicted, Marriot as Principal, and the other Three as Aiders and Abetters in the Murder of David Williams , on the 29th of March last, by giving him a mortal Wound with a Rapier, on the left Side of the Body, near the short Ribs, of the Breadth of half an Inch, and the Depth of 6 Inches, of which he languished till the 4th of April, and then died . The Evidence set forth, That betwixt 11 and 12 at Night 4 Persons came to the House of Mr. Humfreys, at the London Spaw, near Islington , and knock'd, to come in for some Drink; but they refusing to open the Door, those without fell to breaking the Pales, swearing and cursing that they would come in; after which they went round to the other Side of the House, and broke the Windows; whereupon, Mr. Humfreys being apprehensive they were breaking in, call'd his Servants together, and the Deceas'd (who was one of them) getting out first, went after the Gentlemen. Mr. Humfreys, with some Friends and Servants going after, met the Deceased coming back, (who said he was wounded) and two of the four Gentlemen making after him, with their Swords drawn; whereupon Mr. Humfreys and his Friends retreated into the House, and sent for a Surgeon to look to Williams, who found 3 Wounds is his Body, one of which was through his Small Gut. The Prisoners call'd one Witness to the Fact, who swore, That as he was passing by he saw four Gentlemen knocking at the Pales, and swearing they would go in; and that one of them snatch'd his Saw, and chopp'd 2 or 3 times upon the Pales; and then they went on the other Side of the House, and broke the Windows; which having done, they were gone away 50 yards from the House, when out came 3 Men with Sticks, who follow'd them, and cry'd stop Thief; whereupon the Gentlemen drew their Swords, and bid them keep off at their Peril; but that he did not see any Wound given, nor could be say the Prisoners were the Gentlemen; no more could any of the King's Evidence. The Reason of their being accus'd was thus: Mr. Buckland happening the next Day in Company with Mr. Justice Saintloe , told him he had been with the other three Prisoners, and that coming from Islingtons they had play'd the Devil, but that his Sword was not drawn, and he left them. Mr. Saintloe hearing afterwards of this Accident at the Spaw, related what Buckland had told him, and by that means Mr. Humfreys found them out. And one Mr. Hatton swore, That he was desir'd by Mr. Humfreys to talk with them; which he did, but did not tell them the Fellow was dead, but that he was like to do well, only he hop'd they would consider him as to the Surgeon and Smart-Money; to which they answer'd, They would do any thing that became Gentlemen. This is the Substance of the Evidence as to the Fact. The Prisoners had a great many Persons of Honour and Distinction, who gave them a good Character, and the Jury brought them in not guilty .

John Edwards , and Richard Dunham , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , were indicted for breaking the House of John Pugh , Esq ; and stealing thence 3 Callicoe Curtains, a Quilt, and other Goods, of a considerable Value, on the 16th of May last, in the Night-time . The Evidence depos'd, That Mr. Pugh and his Lady being out of Town, the House was fast lock'd up; but on the Day aforesaid it was found to be broke open, the Goods in the Indictment gone, and more ready to carry away; whereupon they watch'd the next Night, and the Prisoners removed the Shutters of the Kitchin-Window, and came in, and were taken upon the Stairs. They were also indicted for breaking the House this second time, and it appearing plain against them, they were found guilty of Burglary .

[Death. See summary.]

William Painter , was indicted for the Murder of John Farley , a Child of about 7 Years of Age by driving the Off-wheel of a Coal-Cart over his Breast . It appear'd that the Cart was going very soberly along, and that the Child fell down just under the Wheel, so that the Prisoner could not possibly stop it; whereupon he was acquitted .

Jane Peacock , was indicted for stealing 12 Wine Flasks , the Goods of George Morden , on the 12th of April last. There being no Prosecution, she was acquitted .

Sarah Roet , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing a Crape Gown, value 15 s. and a Cloth Coat, value 20s. out of the House of Andrew the Evidence being insufficient, she was acquitted .

John Bodt , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 2 Gold Rings, value 20 s. out of the Shop of Spicer Minshul , on the 9th of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner came into his Shop pretending to buy a Ring, and try'd one upon his Finger; which he presently pull'd off, and snatch'd up another, and ran away; whereupon being pursu'd, he was taken with one of them in his Mouth. This being very plain, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Henry Cockale , Richard Clare , Robert Andrews , John Wilkinson , Mary Cockale , Mary Wilkinson , and Margaret Collins , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted, the Men as Principals, and the Women as Accessaries after the Fact, for breaking the Dwelling house of Francis Roberts , and stealing thence 17 Cheeses, value 50 s. on the 31st of May last. It was sworn, That the Cellar-Plank was broke between 11 and 12 a Clock in the Night, and the Cheeses taken away. That Collins being seen in the Street with 2 Cheeses under her Arm, was suspected, and follow'd to her Room, where almost all the Cheeses were found, and all the Prisoners, with one more, who becoming an Evidence, swore, That he and the four Men-Prisoners broke the Cellar, Stole the Cheeses, and carry'd them to Collin's Room, who sold some of them knowing them to be stole; whereupon the Jury found all the Men guilty of Burglary, and Collins Accessary ; but the other two were acquitted .

They were a second time indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Alan , on the 19th of May last, in the Night-time , and stealing thence 8 Stone of Beef . The Prosecutor swore that his Cellar was broke, and he lost the Beef out of his Powdring-Tub ; and an Accomplice swore the Men-Prisoners and he did the Fact, and carry'd the Beef to Collin's, who sold part of it for 2 d. a Pound; whereupon they were found guilty as before.

Cockale, was a third time indicted for breaking the House of George Stabler , and stealing thence 7 Pair of Flaxen Sheets , on the 8th of November, in the 11th Year of the late Queen : But the Jury not being satisfy'd with the evidence, he was acquitted .

[Henry Cockale, Richard Clare, Robert Andrews, John Wilkinson: Death. See summary.]

[Margaret Collins: Branding. See summary.]

Christopher Bannister , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted for stealing 2 Featherbeds, 12. Lane-Chairs , and other Goods, out of the House of Jane Vaughan , on the 24th of December last. Vaughan swore, that she having taken and furnish'd a House in Nightingale-lane , the Prisoner was her Lodger; and while she was sick, she gutted the House, and went away. The Prisoner in his defence alledg'd the Goods were his, and prov'd that he have his Note with Vaughan for payment for some of them; and had some Persons, who swore they took her to the other Station than that of a Servant to Banister: But she proving she took the House in her own Name, and that he bought some of the Goods, and her Name is in the Parish Books as the House-keeper, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Rice Edwards , David Newland , and William Banks , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , were indicted, Edwards as Principal, and the other two as Aiders and Abetters to him in the Murder of Thomas G scow , on the 1st instant, by giving him a mortal Wound upon the Breast of the Breadth of a quarter of an Inch, and the Depth of 6 Inches, of which he instantly dy'd . The Evidence for the King swore, That the Deceas'd lodging in a Publick House, the other two came home with him at Night, and they had some Drink, and after some Words happen'd between Edwards and the Deceased but Newland prevented a Quarrel, by taking the Deceas'd out of the Room; after which they join'd Company again, and fresh Words arising, Edwards paid the Reckoning, and they all went away together. That from thence they went into Tothill Fields , where soon after a Witness heard clothing of Swords, and then Edwards came and ask'd for a Chair or a Coach; and the Witness telling him, she hop'd the Gentleman was not kill'd, he answer'd, If he be, 'twas I kill'd him, for I run him twice through the Body. The same Words were sworn to by another Person, and it was very plain he kill'd him. In his Defence he said, the Deceas'd drew and struck him over the Face before he drew, and what he did was in his own Defence. The Jury weighing the whole Matter, found him guilty of Manslaughter , but acquitted the other two; against whom there was no manner of Evidence .

[Branding. See summary.]

Edward Harmans , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch, value 7 l. out of the Dwelling house of Jane Rogers , on the 14th of April last. The Prosecution being look'd upon as trifling, he was acquitted .

Warden Elford , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Peruk, value the Goods of George Cresset , on the 19th of May last. It was prov'd, That the Prisoner being up and down the House where the Prosecutor liv'd, got into the and stole the Wig; which going to sell, he was kept and own'd the Fact. He had nothing to say in his Defence, and was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Dawson , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for fraudulently concealing part of his Estate from the Assignees, in a Commission of Bankrupt issu'd against him in the Year 1709 : But there being no Proof of his Bankrupcy at the time of such Concealment, he was acquitted .

William Woodward , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for stealing a Barrow-hog , value 18 s. the Goods of Samuel Pullen , on the 23d of May last. It was sworn, That the Prisoner being driving the Hog in a String at 3 a Clock in the Morning, was challeng'd, and own'd that he stole it from the Prosecutor; whereupon he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Husbands , of the Parish of St. Ann Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Silver Buckle, value 18 d. and 3 l. in Money, out of the House of Thomas Row , on the 20th of May last: But it appearing her Husband was with her, she was acquitted .

John Whale , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Richard Flower , and stealing thence 24 Yards of Linsey-Wolsey, and other Goods, on the 1st Instant, in the Night-time . There was Witness that the Shop was broken, and the Goods stole; and a Watchman meeting the Prisoner at Midnight with a Bundle, stopt him, and he dropt it, which was found to be the Prosecutor's Goods. The Jury considering the Evidence, acquitted him of the Burglary, and found him guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Morris , was indicted for stealing a Pewter Dish, 9 Plates, and other Goods, out of Mr John Mason 's House , on the 4th of May last. Mrs. That having been abroad, just as she came home, she met the Prisoner at the Door with the Goods in her She had nothing to say in her Defence, and was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Freeman , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Breeches, and other Goods, out of the house of Stephen Holloway . There being no Prosecution, she was acquitted .

Charity Galloway , and John Macdonnel , were indicted for stealing 3 Pewter Dishes, and of the House of John Hockaday , on the 19th of April last. The Evidence not being strong enough, they were acquitted .

Samuel Prime , of the Parish of St. Mary le Savoy , was indicted for robbing Thomas Bulman , in the King's High-way, of 2 Watches, value 50 s. and other Goods, and 5 s. in Money , on the 28th of December last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner, with some others, got him into an Alehouse, made him very drunk, and drew him along in the Street, at which time he lost his Goods and Money. It was further prov'd, that the Prisoner had sold one of the Watches for a Guinea, and had given a Note of his Hand to make Satisfaction; whereupon he was found Guilty of Felony; but it did not appear to be a Robbery on the High-way .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Cummins , of the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for assaulting Ann Ross , on the High-way, knocking her down, and robbing her of 25 s. in Money , on the 25th of January last. The Prosecutor swore, The Prisoner did knock her down at Bowstreet End , and that she did lose her Money, but could not swear he took it. She appear'd to be a very lewd Woman, and had no Credit with the Jury; whereupon the Prisoner was acquitted .

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

Received Sentence of Death, 12.

Alice Cabarel , Roger Conway , Daniel Archer , John White alias Worral, James Johnson alias Fishpond alias Vivier , John Irish , John Edwards , Richard Dunham , Henry Cockale , Richard Clare , Robert Andrews , John Wilkinson .

Burnt in the Hand, 24.

U - W - , Geo Hilton , Fra Williams , Charles Lowther , Alice Metcalf alias Fryer, Mary Askey , Elizabeth Kalloway , Margaret Spearman , Thomas Evans , Ann Brown , John Arnold , John Rowlands , Thomas Gold alias Walker alias Chance, James Calbourne alias Calvin alias Colein , John Bodt , Mary Collins , Christopher Barrister , Warden Elford , William Woodford , John Whale , Mary Morris , Samuel Prime , Sarah Gerrard alias Clawson, Rice Edwards.

To be Whip'd, 3.

Mary Rogers , John Young , James Robinson .

Richard Thompson , fin'd 50 l. to suffer a Year's Imprisonment, and give Sureties for the Good Behaviour for seven Years.

John Bournois , his Sentence is respited till the next Meeting of this Session, which by Adjournment is to be on Saturday the 11th Instant.

Alice Cabarel , pleading her Belly, a Jury of Matrons were empannell'd, who found her to be with Quick Child.

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