Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 30 October 2014), July 1715 (17150713).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 13th July 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 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th of July, 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 Samuel Dodd , Kt. Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer ; Mr. Justice Blencow, Mr. Justice Tracy, 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.

James Cooper

John Hogg

Francis Yateman

John Pickard

Thomas Cotes

William Harris

Walter Boddington

Edward Hillyard

Robert Grosvenour

William Pomroy

Edward Malling

Matthias Johnson

Middlesex Jury.

John Outing , Gent.

James Devenish

William Hargrave

Robert Finch

Edward Williams

John Ilford

Richard Saunders

Benjamin Harvey

Tho. Ingram

John Meard

James Harrison

John Kinch

The Proceedings were as followeth:

, of the Parish of St. Dionys Back-church , was indicted for stealing 3 Dozen of Worsted Stockings, value 7 l. the Goods of John Bradbourn , on the 29th of June last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was employ'd to carry a Case of Stockings on board a Ship; and a while after a Woman going to sell some Stockings, was stopt, and declar'd she had them from the Prisoner's Wife, and she from her Husband; which Stockings were part of the Case he was entrusted with. He had confess'd that he had taken them out of the Case on the River of Thames ; but it not being prov'd that he had Possession of any of the Goods in London, he was acquitted .

Rebekah Bottomly , of the Parish of St.Andrew Undershaft , was indicted for privately stealing 4 Silver Spoons, and a considerable Quantity of wearing Apparel ; belonging to several Persons, out of the Dwelling-house of William Slan , on the 16th of June last. It appear'd, she had been a Servant in the House about a Fortnight, and upon the Day aforesaid early in the Morning, was going off with the Goods bundl'd; but being stopt, fell upon her Knees, and begg'd for Mercy. The Fact was plain, and she was found guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Thrust , of the Parish of St. Sepulchre , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 2 s. from the Person of Henry Allen , on the 21st of June last. The Prosecutor swore, That coming thro' Newgate about 11 at Night, there was some Crowd upon Occasion of the Bell-man's Exhortation to the Condemn'd who were to be executed next Day; and that he making a small Stand, felt something in his Pocket, whereupon he cast his Eye down, and saw the Prisoner take the Handkerchief, and put it into his own Pocket; but he had dropt it when taken. He had no Defence to make, and was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Grinley , of the Parish of Alhallows, Broadstreet , was indicted for stealing a Peruke, value 4 l. out of the shop of Tho. Bryan , on the 6th Instant. The Evidence swore, That the Sash of the Shop-window being up, and the Wig lying in the Window, the Prisoner snatch'd it as she went by, and being pursu'd, it was taken upon her. The Proof being so very plain, she was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Glass , and Elizabeth Lansdown , of the Parish of St. Michael Cornhill , were indicted for privately stealing 16 Yards of Muslin, value 7 l. out of the Shop of William Hide and Francis Cree , on the 18th of June last. It appear'd That the Prisoners came into the Shop and cheapen'd some Lawn, and the Muslin being ty'd up, in order to be sent to a Customer, when they were gone it was miss'd. There was a Witness who swore, That having seen the Prisoners in a Shop before, he suspected, and dogg'd them, and saw Glass take the Muslin and carry it off; whereupon be seiz'd her with it. The Fact was very plainly prov'd upon her, and she did not deny it, but excus'd her Comrade, against whom the Evidence was not sufficient, and she was acquitted but Glass was found guilty of Shop-lifting .

[Death. See summary.]

Edward Dalton , of the Parish of St: Mary Hill , was indicted for assualting Andrew Shields , putting him in fear of his Life, and robbing him of 12 Guineas, a Broad piece, and 18 s. in Silver , on the 30th of May last. The Prosecutor swore, That being a North Britain, and a Stranger in these Parts, the Prisoner got into Talk with him at Billingsgate , and had him to drink at a House there; where they had not been long, but a third Person came into the Room in a great hurry, pretending to look for a Note he had lost; which pretended Note having found, he sat down, and drank Brandy with them, and in a little while found a Pack of Cards, with which he wou'd have had the Prosecutor play; but he expressing an Aversion to it, the Prisoner pretended to play with him, and to lose his Money; after which, he came to the Prosecutor, and ask'd him to change him a Guinea; and he going to pull out his Money, the Prisoner thrust one Hand into his Pocket, and took away his Money and Gold, while with the other he held him by the Throat; the third Person at the same Time drawing a Sword, and shortning it, swore if he made the least Noise he'd kill him immediately. Under this Terror they kept him all the while he was in the House, now and then telling him he should have his Money again, and such Stories, till they had conducted him down Stairs into the Street, and then they left him. He went into the House afterwards, to enquire if they were known there, and the Drawer did know the Prissoner's Name, by which the Prosecutor after much search found him out, and discover'd the other's Name to be Whittle, who is not yet taken. The Prisoner in his Defence pretended he did not know Whittle, and said the Prosecutor lost his Money at play with him: But the Jury not crediting that Story, found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

John Low , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 2 s. from the Person of William Bull , on the 2d Instant. The Prosecutor swore, That he lost his Handkerchief out of his Pocket under Aldgate , and took it upon the Prisoner, whereupon he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Hill , of the Parish of Christ-Church , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 2 s. from the Person of Robert Huddlestone , on the 10th Instant. The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going home from the Bagnio Coffee-house, he felt something in his Pocket; whereupon with a quick motion he catch'd the Prisoner's Hand, and the Handkerchief in it. He had nothing to say, and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Edenburgh , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a half Guinea from the Person of Thomas Bonner , on the 25th of June last. The Prosecutor swore, That he went into a Distiller's Shop in Forestreet to drink a Quartern of Liqours, and held out a half Guinea to change, which the Prisoner (who stood by) snatch'd out of his Hand, put into her Mouth, and after a while swore Da - n her 'twas gone. She had nothing in her Defence but an impudent Denial, and was thereupon found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Dixon , of the Parish of Alhallows, Lombard street , was indicted for privately stealing 10 Yards of Drugget, value 22 s. out of the Shop of William Bracey , and William Lambert , on the 4th of June last. The Prosecutor's Servant swore, That the Prisoner came to the Shop pretending to match a Pattern, and while he was looking about to do it for him, he snatch'd off the Piece of Drugget from a heap, and went away; but being pursu'd, it was taken upon him. The Fact, being so plain, he was found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Death. See summary.]

Martha Bowen , alias Mary Smith , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Brass Pot, value 2 s. 2 Gold Rings, value 20 s. and other Goods of Mary Weston , on the 30th of May last. The Prosecutor swore, That the Prisoner had been a Lodger in the House; and being gone, the Goods were miss'd; whereupon she was suspected, taken, and confess'd the Fact. She did not deny her having the Things at her Trial, but said the Prosecutor gave them to her to raise Money; which not being believ'd, she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Wareman , of the Parish of St. Bennet Paul's Wharf , was indicted for stealing 5 Books value 25 s. and other Goods, out of the Compting-house of William Seabroke , on the 29th of June last: But no Prosecutor appearing, he was acquitted .

Thomas Hepburn , was indicted for defrauding Samuel Newman of his Cloaths ; but the Indictment being not prov'd, he was acquitted of that, and the Prosecutor advis'd to bring his Action against him.

Thomas Rye , Thomas Harvey , Thomas Stringer , William Harvey , Thomas Oven , John Tyler , and Richard Cannon , of the Parish of St. Mary le Bow , were all indicted, for that they, with above 100 Persons more, did on the 29th of May last appear in a very riotous and tumultuous manner, to the great Terror and Afright of His Majesty's Subjects; and did assault and evil intreat Joshua Gee , and William Gansborne . Mr. Attorney-General first open'd the Indictment in general as to the Riot: To prove which, and the Words us'd by some of the Rioters, Mr. James Cox Swore, That about half an Hour past 9, on the Night aforesaid, his Assistance was desir'd to the Constables between Bow-Church and Queen-street, and there being a very large Mob, their common Cry was, no Hanoverian, no Presbyterian; High-Church for ever; High-Church and Ormond; High-Church and Sacheveral; a Second Restoration; no King George, but King James the 3d. High Church and Ormond, and the Race of the Stenarts for ever. The same Words, or to the same purpose, were sworn to by several others; so that the Riot in general was fully prov'd. After which, the Court proceeded against each particular Criminal; and first, Thomas Rye , against whom it was sworn, by Mr. Low, That he saw the Prisoner within 2 Doors of Mr. Gee's, and that he stop several People and ask'd who they were for, crying, High Church and Ormond; and afterwards saw him turn Mr. Gee's Hat round, and heard him say he was a Quaker; and one Jardin (Mr. Gee's Servant) swore he saw him turn his Master's Hat, and strike him on the Face. Against Thomas Harvey , Abraham Hazard swore, That going down Foster-lane , he saw him bits at the Constables, and heard him cry, High Church and Ormond: A Watchman swore, That one of his Brother Watchmen being down, Harvey, who was under him, held him so fast by the Neckcloth, that he could not rise; and said he'd die before he'd yield. Another, That he saw him with a stick in his Hand, hollowing, but could not say any thing to words. Against Stringer it was depos'd, That he was seen just by the Poultry Compter brandishing a stick, and crying, no Hanoverian, no Presbyterian; whereupon he was seiz'd with the Stick in his Hand, and carry'd into the Compter. Mr. Cox swore, That he saw William Harvey amongst the Rioters, but could not say he heard him utter any Words; and another depos'd, That he help'd to take him, and that he fought very resolutely against the Constables and Watch. Against Thomas Oven it was sworn that he was one in the Riot, and that he sought the Constables, &c. to rescue Harvey, swearing he should not be carry'd away. John Tyler was accus'd by Joseph Game , who swore, That he saw him in Cheapside amongst the Mob, opposing the Constables. Against Richard Cannon , the Evidence was, That a Man in a Night-Gown came to the Constable, and said his House was in danger of being pull'd down, and desir'd Assistance: which being granted, he accus'd Cannon as one who had attempted him; whereupon being required to surrender himself, he resisted, but was knock'd down and taken. This being the Substance of the Evidence against them, some by their Counsel offer'd the following Defence. For Mr. Rye it was pleaded, and sworn to, That he had din'd that day at Whitechapel, and stay'd about that end of the Town till about 10 at night, and behav'd himself very civilly, but was something in Drink: That from thence coming towards his Lodging in Aldersgatestreet , he kept along the pav'd stones, and never mix'd himself with the Crowd; but as he came by Mr. Gee's Door, met the Mob, who were going t'other way, but he kept on his own, and did turn Mr. Gee's Hat half round; but thought he had done no harm, and was gone on about 5 or 6 steps, when Mr. Gee's Man came behind him, seiz'd him, and run him into his Master's Shop. For Thomas Harvey it was said, That he with some Neighbours Apprentices had a Bonfire in Carew-lane, and stay'd there till near Three Quarters past 10, and then going to see the Candles in Cheapside , as he and his Friend were returning down Foster-lane, they met a Constable and Watch, to whom Harvey saying something they immediately knock'd him down, beat him soundly, and carry'd him to the Compter. His Master gave him a good Character, and said he was never a Person given to Mobbing, or Rioting upon any Account whatsoever. Thomas Oven's Uncle depos'd on his behalf, That he was at his House till Harvey was carry'd by as a Prisoner; and then, seeing Mr. Thompson (Harvey's Master) go along, he went out to speak to him, and soon after News was brought that he was made a Prisoner too. To this Mr. Attorney-General having reply'd, the Jury found them all Guilty of the Riot.

[No punishment. See summary.]

Rebekah Doleman , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Drugget Coat , the Goods of James Johnson , on the 5th Instant: But no Prosecutor appearing, she was acquitted .

Eleanor Wright , of the Parish of St. Sepulchers , was indicted for stealing a Stuff-Gown, value 15 s. the Goods of Francis Green , on the 13th Instant. Mr. Green's Servant swore, That seeing the Prisoner come out of her Master's House with something in her Lap, she pursus'dand took her, with the Gown upon her. The Matter being so very plain, she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Valentine Bernard , of the Parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry , was indicted for privately stealing a Peruke, value 15 s. from the Person of Francis Marsh , on the 14th Instant. Marsh depos'd, That coming along the Street with the Wig in his Pocket, he felt something rub against him; whereupon he clapt his Hand down, and miss'd the Wig; and suspecting the Prisoner, seiz'd him, and found it upon him. He said in his Defence, That he did not take it out of the Prosecutor's Pocket, but found it on the ground; which not being believ'd, he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Godfrey Pain , alias Charles Godfrey , of the Parish of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for stealing 125 Yards of Linen Cloth , the Goods of John Corwall , on the 1st Instant; but was acquitted for want of Prosecution .

Nicholas Smith , Gent . of the Parish of St.Bennet Paul's-Wharf , was indicted for the Murder of Matth.ew Constantine , on the 30th of June last, by giving him a mortal Wound with a Rapier, of the breadth of half an Inch, and the depth of 4 Inches, on the left part of the Body near the short Ribs, of which he instantly dy'd . It appear'd by the Evidence for the King, That the Prisoner being marry'd to the deceased's Sister, while he was at Sea she run him extravagantly in Debt, which he refusing to pay, a Suit of Law commenc'd, and the deceas'd swore the Goods were contracted for by the Prisoner's consent, whereupon a Verdict was obtain'd against him; That thereupon the Prisoner endeavour'd to annul the Marriage, and Process was now depending in Doctors Commons. That on the Day before the Accident happen'd, the Prisoner sent the deceas'd a Letter, wherein he call'd him perjur'd Scoundrel, and threatned to use him as such whenever he met him; That on the 30th of June the deceas'd was standing upon the Steps at Doctor Commons Gate, and the Prisoner came up to him, took him about the middle, and they went into the Court together, where after some Words had pass'd, the Prisoner struck the deceas'd a Box on the Ear, and then drew; the deceas'd drew also, but retired till he came to the Wall, and then dropt his Point, crying, For God's sake spare me; after which, going to turn about, the Prisoner pushing on, stuck him, and he fell. This, in substance, was sworn to by several Witnesses. The Prisoner in his Defence said, That he had always taken the greatest care to avoid the deceas'd, and as to the Letter, the Expression of treating him as a perjur'd Scoundrel, had no other reference but to prosecuting him at Law. To prove which, a Witness swore, That the Prisoner had several times sent him to the Commons about his Business, for no other reason but that he did not care to go near where the deceas'd was, who lodg'd by Doctor's Commons ; and that he had often declar'd he would prosecute him for Perjury. There were two Witnesses who swore the deceas'd came to the Prisoner's Lodgings, call'd him very hard Names, and said it was no more sin to kill him than to kill a Dog. Another depos'd, That he heard him say the Prisoner was a Coward, and that he desir'd no better than to try out the Law-Suit by the Sword. A Barber also swore, That the deceas'd said the Prisoner was a Villain to his Wife, and where-ever he met him he'd stab him. As to the Fact, a Witness swore, That the Point of the deceas'd Sword was down but an instant, and he could not say the Wound was not given before. And another depos'd, That he saw the deceas'd laugh in derision at the Prisoner, which he pass'd by with Contempt, but could not tell who struck first. A Third, shew'd how by the position of the Body the Wound might be receiv'd in Defence. There were a great number of Persons of Quality and Honour who gave the Prisoner an extraordinary Character; and the Court suming up the Evidence, the Jury brought him in Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Marston , of the parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted upon 2 Indictments, one for robbing the moving Wardrobe at Whitehall , and the other for robbing the Ball-Room at St. James's , and stealing thence a Crimson Velvet Carpet, value 20 l. 4 Velvet Cases for Stools, and 44 Yards of Gold Lace, value 8 l. the Goods of Our Sovereign Lord , on the 25th of May last. It appear'd that the prisoner was sometimes employ'd in the Wardrobe, and that on the Day aforesaid he was entrusted with the Key to fetch a Chair; soon after which, the Goods being miss'd, he was suspected, and upon Examination confess'd the Fact. He had nothing to say, and was found Guilty of both Indictments .

[Death. See summary.]

Daniel Jones , of the Parish of St. James Westminister , was indicted for the Murder of Edward Shaw , by giving him a mortal Wound with a Rapier upon the left side of the Body near the short Ribs, of the depth of 5 Inches, and the breadth of half an Inch, on the 20th of June last, of which he languish'd till the 25th and then dy'd . The Evidence set forth, That the Prisoner and a Woman were drinking at a Public House near St. James's , and quarrell'd to such a Degree, that Blows past between 'em, and at length the Prisoner drew his Sword, and run at the Woman, who slipping out at the Door, the deceas'd (who was a Boy belonging to the House) standing by, unfortunately got the Wound. The Prisoner cou'd not deny the Fact; but said the Woman's violent Tongue had provok'd him to draw his Sword; but as to the poor Boy, he knew not that he had hurt him. The Jury upon the whole found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Frances Partridge , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing a stuff Gown and Petticoat , the Goods of Mary Pool , on the 5th Day of May last: But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Indictment, she was acquitted .

Mary Wayte , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for privately stealing 2 pair of silk Stockins, value 30 s. out of the Shop of Anthony Haslam on the 20th of June last. It appear'd, That the Prisoner coming to the Shop pretending to buy Stockins, sound an Opportunity to steal those in the Indictment; whereupon being pursu'd, she was taken, and the 2 pair of Stockins found upon her, thrust under her Stays. The Fact appearing so very plain, she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Ralph Walker , was indicted for privately stealing 3 pair of Stockins, value 13 s. out of the Shop of Matth.ew Waldron , on the 5th Instant. The Witness swore, That the Prisoner came into the Shop pretending to buy; and a pretty many being open'd, he was seen to put some in his Pocket, but permitted to go out of the Shop; and then being pursu'd, was taken with the Goods upon him. He said in his Defence, That he bought one pair of Stockins and paid for 'em; and having the rest in his Hand, saw a Gentleman go by with whom he went to speak, but intended to come back again; which not being believ'd, he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Spring , alias Fitz, alias Barnet , of the Parish of St. Mary le Savoy , was indicted for stealing a pair of silk Stockings, value 13 s. out of the shop of John Morris , on the 11th of May last. The Fact was plainly prov'd against him, and he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Atley , and Benjamin Rhodes , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , were indicted for breaking the House of Conyers Darcey , Esq ; on the 18th of June last, with Intention to steal : But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Indictment, they were acquitted .

William Rutt , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the house of Francis Riccard , on the 11th of June last in the Night-time, and stealing thence 2 pair of Boots, value 5 s . The Evidence swore, That coming by the Prosecutor's House, he saw it was broke open; and believing he had the Thief in his Eye, pursu'd and took him in an Alley, and a while after found the Goods in the same Alley. The Jury acquitted him of the Burglary, and for the other found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Deborah Stent , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted upon 3 several Indictments for buying stoln Goods, knowing them to be stoln . But the Evidence not appearing strong enough to convict her, she was acquitted .

Ann Barry , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 2 Towels, 6 Pound of Candles, and other Goods of Richard Heywood , on the 20th of May last: But no Prosecutor appearing, she was acquitted .

Susanna Noel , was indicted for stealing 2 Quarts of Sack, value 5 s. from the same Mr. Heywood ; and was also acquitted for want of Prosecution .

Thomas Deran , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch, value 6 l. the Goods of William Kipling , on the 23d of June last: But there being no Prosecution, he was acquitted .

John Whalebone , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Brass Pestle and Morter, 5 Brass Candlesticks, and 16 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Joseph Tandy , on the 12 Instant. The Witness swore, That he was a Lodger in the House, and bearing a Noise below, look'd out at Window, and saw the Prisoner with a Bag upon his Back; upon which he ran down and took him with the Goods upon him. He pretended he was sent to carry 'em, but had no Proof, and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Andrew Scamwell , of the Parish of Hanwell , was indicted for stealing a Holland Shirt, and other Goods of Francis Damport , on the 4th of June last. The Evidence was not sufficient to prove the Indictment, whereupon he was acquitted .

William Mantle , and William Blount , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Katherine Birt , on the 18th of June last in the Night-time, with intention to steal . The prosecutor swore, that her Shop was fast at Night, and at One in the Morning a Watchman call'd and said it was broke open; whereupon she arose, and calling up her Lodgers, went down into the Shop, where she found several Parcels of Stockins pack'd up and remov'd in order to be carry'd away, and saw Blount creep out from under the Counter. The same was sworn by two other Witness; but against there was no other Evidence, but that he was taken running within some Yards of the House; whereupon he was acquitted , and Blount found Guilty of Burglary .

[Death. See summary.]

Daniel Bonnely , alias Elsey , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for deflowring, and carnally knowing against her consent, Eliz Robinson (a Girl of 11 Years of Age ) on the 12th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence. That the Prisoner being a Weaver , the Girl work'd with him in filling his Quillis; and her Mother finding something unusual in her Linnen, took Advice of a Midwife, who upon search believ'd she had been wrong'd by a Man. The Girl said he threw her upon the Bed, and put something into her; but she not understanding the meaning of an Oath, what she said was not taken as Evidence, and he was acquitted .

Thomas Hall , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted for breaking the House of James Hamilton , on the 6th Instant: But there being no Prosecution, he was acquitted .

Jane German , of the Parish of Chiswick , was indicted for stealing a stuff Gown, and an Apron, value 9 s. the Goods of Eliz. Nash , on the 4th Instant. It was sworn, That while the Prosecutor was at work Abroad, the Prisoner was seen to come out of her House with the Gown under her Arm; but being pursu'd; she threw it away. She had nothing to say in her Defence, and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Gillison , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Peruke, value 10 s. the Goods of Richard Kitsey , on the 8th Instant. No Prosecutor appearing, he was acquitted .

Frances Chippendale , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Brass Porridge-pot, a Bell-metal Porridge-pot, and other the Goods of Richard Hatton , on the 31st of May last. The Prosecutor's Wife swore, That she having been abroad a Nurse-keeping, the Prisoner, who was a Lodger in the House, in her absence took the Goods and pawn'd them, which she confess'd when taken. She did not at her Trial deny the having the Goods, but said she had work'd for Mrs. Hatton, who not having Money to pay her, bid her take something to get Money, and she did it accordingly: But this being deny'd by Mrs. Hatton, was look'd upon as a trifling Excuse, and the Prisoner found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John White , of the Parish of Hackney , was indicted for stealing a Rug, a pair of Blankets, and a pair of Sheets, the Goods of Tho Hall , and 7 s. in Money from Ja Jordan , out of the Dwelling house of the said Tho Hall , on the 16th of June last. Mr.Hall swore, That the Prisoner had but that Night taken a Lodging in his House, and had bundl'd up the Goods in order to carry away; and Mr. Jordan swore, that his Breeches were taken from under his Head, and some Money dropping on the Floor, he wak'd, and took the Prisoner in his Room. He had nothing to say for himself, and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Eleanor Turner and Elizabeth Wells , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for assaulting Richard Adamson , putting him in fear of his Life, and robbing him of a Hat, a pair of Gloves, and 5d. in Farthings , on the 16th of June last. The Prosecutor swore, That coming along the Road two Men assaulted him, and thrust him into a House in Church-Lane, next Door to the three Travellers , where Turner took his Hat, Gloves, and Money from him, threatning to strip him, and stab, him with a Penknife, if he made any Resistance. Turner in her Defence said, The Prosecutor was in drink, and came into her House with a Woman of her acquaintance, where she left them together, and went out; and when she came in again found them in Bed, at which being much surpriz'd, she made them get up, and he went away without complaining of any lots. Nothing appearing against Wells, the Jury acquitted them both.

Thomas Harvey , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for the Murder of John Jones , by giving him a mortal Wound in the Eye, of the depth of 6 Inches, on the 4th of October last, of which he languish'd till the 5th and then dy'd . He was also indicted for the, same Murder upon the Statute of Stabbing. The Evidence set forth, That the Prisoner and the deceas'd, with some others, being at a Gaming-Table at the Phoenix in the Hay-market , the Prisoner had lost some Money to one Davies, which he refus'd to pay; whereupon some Words arising, it was referr'd to the Company, who gave it against the Prisoner; the deceas'd in particular saying, 'Tis but just that every Gentleman should have his own. The Prisoner resenting his meddling in it, first struck him with a Cane or Stick that he had in his Hand, and afterwards making a Push at him with the same, thrust it into his Eye; immediately upon which the deceased's Head dropt, and he never spoke again, but continu'd in dismal Convulsions till he dy'd. The Prisoner immediately sled, and was not heard of till lately, when he was taken in the same House where the Mischief was done. In his Defence he said, That the deceas'd was very rough, and pressing upon him, he held out his Cane to keep him off, and did not push at all. The Jury considering the whole, found him Guilty of both Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

William Blakesly , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Sir James Lorg , Bar. on the 26th of June left in the Night-time, and stealing thence 9 Holland Shirts, 3 Diaper Table Cloths, and other Goods . The Burglary not being sufficiently prov'd, he was found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

James Lewis , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling House of Samuel Hooker , and stealing thence 9 Pound of Silk, value 13 l. 83 Pieces of Ribbon, and 25 l. in money, on the 6th of June last in the Night-time . The Witness was Hooker's Apprentice, who swore, That the Prisoner and he walking together, he urg'd him to let him into his Master's House; which he at first refusing, the Prisoner told him if he wou'd not promise him he'd kill him, and if ever he discover'd it, some of his Gang should kill him; whereupon he did promise, and do accordingly, and he came and robb'd the House. Upon the whole the Jury acquitted him of the Burglary, and found him Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Roger Wosdale , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the shop of Eleanor Stice , and stealing thence 3 leaden Weights, a pair of Scales, and other Goods, on the 6th of June last in the Night-time . It was sworn, that the Prisoner was taken with a Quart Pot and a Saucepan of the Prosecutor's under his Coat, but there was no proof of his breaking the Shop, whereupon he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Margaret Jones , of the Parish of St. Giles in the fields , was indicted for stealing a Silver Cup, value 45 s. and a Silver Watch, value 20 s. the Goods of Jonathan Chaloner , out of the Dwelling-house of Robert Legg , on the 16th of June last. A Witness swore, That while she was in a fore Room, she heard a Noise in the back Chamber, and turning about saw the Prisoner coming out; whereupon examining her, she pretended to ask for one Hodgson; but upon search the Goods were found upon her. She had nothing to say in her Defence, and was found Guilty of the indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Atwood , of St. Mary le Savoy , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Sword, value 40 s. from the Person of Humphrey Hutchinson , on the 24th of June last: But there being no Prosecution, she was acquitted .

John Richardson , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for breaking the Lodgings of Gilbert Hollington , in the House of John Delfoe , and stealing thence 24 Yards of Scuff, and other Goods , on the 22d of February last. Hollington swore, That having lost his Goods, and being inform'd the Prisoner was in the Marshalsea, went to him, and he confess'd the whole Matter; whereupon the Jury found him Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Wadsworth , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing the Top of a Silver Canister, value 25s. and a Silver Spoon, value 8 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Fowler , on the 12th of May last: But the Prosecution looking a little odly, and she having several Persons of Worth to her Reputation, she was acquitted .

James Saffamour , and James Stample , of the Parish of Paddington , were indicted for being aiding and assisting to Lewis Dubois in the Murder of Cyprian Dutier , by giving him a mortal Wound with a Rapier on the 30th of May last, of which he languish'd till the 2d of June, and then dy'd . The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoners, with the deceas'd and Dubois, were drinking together at his House 3 or 4 Hours very friendly, and that hearing a Noise he went to see what was the matter, but all was over before he came, and that he knew not who had sought, till he saw the deceas'd who seem'dto be Sick, and which he afterwards understood to be occasion'd by his Wound. There was nothing in the whole that affected the Prisoners, and they were acquitted .

Richard Banks , Anthony Hampstead , Philip Deer , Thomas Granger , and Robert Rynalsden , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , were indicted for the Murder of Albert Coleton , by beating, bruising, and kicking him , on the' 6th Instant. The Evidence against the Prisoners was very imperfect, and they prov'd there was no Anger, but they were jestingly pushing one another, in which the deceas'd fell down, but complain'd of nothing but that he had hurt his Elbow. A Surgeon swore he let him Blood, and did not believe his Death came by any Bruise. Upon the whole, they were all acquitted .

John Forbs , Thomas Habading , and Robert Fowls , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the House of William Church , and stealing thence divers Goods and Money , on the 19th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That some Persons having given the Prosecutor's House an ill Name, and said that a Gentleman's Pocket had been pick'd there, a Mob got together, and rifl'd the House: But the Proof not being sufficient against the Prisoners, they were acquitted .

, of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting John Smith on the King's Highway, putting him in bodily fear, and stealing from him a Peruke, value 5 l. on the 13th of June last. Smith swore, That going through Hide-Park with the Whig in a Box, he stopt to see the Review; and while he was there, the Prisoner and another Person were hovering about him, got the Box open, and the Prisoner took out the Whig; and gave it to the other, who ran away with it. The Prisoner in his Defence brought a Witness, who swore the Prosecutor accus'd another of taking out the Whig; and the Fact not coming up to a Robbery, as laid in the Indictment, he was acquitted .

William Cash , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for a Rape committed upon the Body of Mary Marsh (a Girl of about 12 Years old ) on the 17th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Girl is Apprentice to the Prisoner's Wife ; That upon her complaining she was not well, she was search'd, and found to have a Gleet; one swore, That she had a Gonorrhea ever since the Day mentioned in the Indictment. The Girl swore, That about 7 o'Clock in the Morning of the same Day, she being starching, and her Mistress abroad, the Prisoner threw her upon the Bed, press'd her very hard, and put something into her, but was so modest she would not declare what. The Prisoner in his Defence had a Witness who swore, the Girl said he try'd, but could not enter her; and two Surgeons , who depos'd there had been no Penetration; and that the Gleet might proceed from a Strain, or Weakness, or ill Habit of Body. The Jury considering the Evidence on both sides, acquitted the Prisoner.

Mary Pooley , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Callico Gown, a Stuff Gown, and other Goods, out of the Dwelling-House of James Wharry , on the 23d of June last. The Prosecutor swore, That hearing a Noise above Stairs, he went up, and found the Prisoner with the Goods upon her; upon which the Jury found her Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Francis Barns , of the Parish of Stepney , Was indicted for the Murder of William Ems , by throwing him into the Thames , where he was drown'd , on the 13th Instant. It appear'd. That the deceased's Boat being adrift, he found the Prisoner's fasten'd to a Ship-side, and took it to go in quest of his own; which having found at the side of a Liter, he was preparing to row back again; but the Prisoner coming in the mean time, in a great Passion, struck the deceas'd several times with a Rope, and took up a Stretcher at him. The deceas'd hereupon endeavouring to save himself, was stepping towards the Liter, in which instant the Prisoner shov'd away his Boat, and the deceas'd fell in and was drown'd; whereupon some Persons calling out to the Prisoner, he said let him go and be damn'd. He said in his Defence, That the deceas'd was altogether a Stranger to him, and that when he shov'd his Boat away she was at the Head, and his Face from him, so that he could not do it by Design. He had several who gave him a good Character, and the Jury considering the whole, found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Barter , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing divers Goods of John Cragg , to the value of 21 s. on the 1st of November last. The Prosecution being taken by the Court to be very base and vexatious, the Prisoner was acquitted , and order'd a Copy of her Indictment.

of the Parish of St. Mary le Savoy, was indicted for the Murder of Richard Salisbury , by throwing him into the River of Thames , where he was drown'd , on the first of June last. The first witness was one Dyer, a Waterman', Son, who swore, That being just come to the Landing-place at Somerset-house, at 12 o'Clock at Night, and going to carry his Cushions and other Things ashore, he heard a Boy cry, Pray Mr. J - don't throw me in , indeed I can't swim; and soon after he heard a flounce in the Water, and the Prisoner said, The Dog swims bravely. Elizabeth Murfet (a Girl) swore, That the Prisoner took her up in his Arms, and held her over the Water, saying he wou'd drown her as he had done the Boy; but she held fast by his Cloaths, and then he beat her and let her go. A Coachman and Groom belonging to Marquis de Merimont depos'd, That they went along with the Prisoner to look for idle Persons; and that then he said he would look upon the Dunghil, but they did not go along with him, nor heard any thing till the Girl cry'd out; but that the next Morning he sent for them, and said, 'Tis talk'd there is a Boy drown'd, and that I have drown'd him; pray don't say any thing of it, for if you do, I am ruin'd. Two other Witnesses who live just by, swore they heard some-body say. Push him in, and heard a flounce. The Prisoner in his Defence said, That he is Porter of Somerset-house Water-gate , and as such 'tis his Duty to turn out strolling, idle People, who frequently come there a-Nights, and hide themselves to sleep; and that on the Night aforesaid he went upon search for such People, but deny'd that he saw the Boy, tho' he own'd he saw the Girl, and did strike her. He had several Witnesses who gave him the Character of a very sober Man; and the Jury considering the whole Matter, found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Purchase , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Henry Beck , on the 27th of December last in the Night time, and stealing thence 24 Cloth Coats and other Goods : But the Evidence not proving him to be concern'd in it, he was acquitted .

Gregory King , of the Parish of St. Sepulcher , was indicted for breaking the House of Thomas White , on the 6th of Jun e last in the Night-time, and stealing thence a large quantity of Goods : But the Evidence being the same as against the former, he was acquitted .

Thomas Baker , of the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for the Murder of Henry Tyrrel , by giving him a mortal Bruise with a Brush on the 23d day of March last, of which he languish'd till the 16th of June, and then dy'd . It appear'd that the deceas'd was the said Baker's Servant , and that upon a Misdemeanor committed, his Master did strike him with a Brush, but that he was as well as ever till the 20th of May following, (when contrary to his Master's Order) he lay out all Night, and when he came home next Morning, complain'd that he believ'd he had got an Ague, but went about his Business as usual for about a Week, and then fell ill; which his Master hearing of, sent him a Doctor, who order'd him to be blooded, and after some short time he dy'd, laying his Death to his said Master: But the Doctor, Apothecary, and two Surgeons, who were brought as Witnesses by the Prosecutors, all depos'd, that he dy'd of a Pleuresie; the Surgeons upon opening the Body finding not the least Symptom of a Bruise, but the left Lobe of the Lungs was much emaciated, and the Remains contracted to the Pleura. Mr. Baker in his Defence said, the Prosecution against him had been carry'd on with great Violence and Malice; for that after the Coroner's Inquest had acquitted him, an indictment was preferr'd to the Grand Jury at Westminster, who return'd it Ignoramus; notwithstanding which they brought this Indictment against him. He then would have proceeded to call Witnesses to prove his Innocency, and the maliciousness of the Prosecution, but the Court judg'd it unnecessary, by reason the Witnesses produc'd by the Prosecutor had sufficiently clear'd him of the Fact, and he was thereupon acquitted .

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

Received Sentence of Death, 7.

Sarah Glass , Edward Dalton , John Dixon , Richard Marston , William Blount , Thomas Harvey , Margaret Jones .

Burnt in the Hand, 16.

Rebekah Bottomly , Elizabeth Grinley , Mary Edenburgh , Martha Bowen , Eleanor Wright , Nicholas Smith , Daniel James , Mary Wayte , Ralph Walker , Thomas Spring , William Blakesly , James Lewis , John Richardson , Mary Pooly , Francis Bares , A - J -.

To be Whip'd 10.

John Thrust , John Law , John Hill , Valentine Bernard , William Rutt , John Whalebone , Jane German , Frances Chippendale , John White , Roger Wosdale .

Sarah Glass and Margaret James pleaded their Bellies; and a Jury of Matrons being impannell'd, they were found not quick with Child.

The Sentence against the Rioters is respited till Saturday the 30th instant, to which Day the Session is adjourn'd.

ADVERTISEMENTS

For the Good of the Publick.

WHereas several Gentlewomen and others of that Sex in this Kingdom have contracted an evil Habit of Body, wherein the vicious Humours, at first dispersed through the whole, come at length to be lodg'd in one Part or another, and many times (for Causes too long to be here mentioned) are thrown down upon the Womb, occasioning a dangerous Weakness in that Part, which being neglected, at last turns cancerous, and often proves fatal. I cure the Diabetes when given over by all other Persons. This is to acquaint all such as may have occasion, that a speedy Relief is to be had from an experienced Midwife; dwelling now at the Queens Arms, a Goldsmith's Shop, near Exeter Change in the Strand, who perform'd a Cure upon a Lady at the Bath, after she was given over by Physicians; and since has cured several Gentlewomen and others in the City and Suburbs of London.

At the Sign of the Cheshire Cheese, a Tin-shop in Walbrook, near Stocks-market,

LIveth a Gentlewoman, the Daughter of an eminent Physician, who practis'd in London upwards of 40 Years. She hath an Ointment call'd the Royal Ointment for the Gout, and Rheumatick Pains, and of great Ease and Comfort to both Sexes, at Home and Abroad, as hath been experienc'd by many who have carry'd it with them into foreign Parts; and is therefore of excellent Use for all Travellers. Thus is the Cure compleated; as is well known to several of the Nobility and Gentry who have experienc'd it, and are ready to testify the Truth of its wonderful Success.

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

THE same Gentlewoman hath a most incomparable Wash to beautify the Face, which far excels all that are extant, as abundance of the greatest quality have found by Experience, to their great Satisfaction. It takes out all manner of Wrinkles, Freckles, Pimples, Redness, Morphew, Sun-burn, Yellowness caus'd by mercurial poisonous Washes; it also plumps and softens the Skin, making it as smooth and tender as a sucking Child's; the Young it keeps always so, and the Old it makes appear Fair and Young to Admiration: It has nothing of Paint in it, neither doth any Person know the Secret; you may have from half a Crown to five Pounds the Bottle. You may have Pomatums, White-Pots, the like not to be compar'd with; also a Powder for the Teeth, which makes them as white as Snow. She hath a most excellent Secret to prevent Hair from falling, causing it to grow where-ever it is wanting; she alters Red or Grey Hair to a delicate Light or Dark Brown, which will never change; she shapes the Eye brows, and makes them Beautiful; she hath a delicate Paste to whiten the Hands, and a Red Pomatum to colour the Lips, and prevents their chopping in Winter. She hath a certain and infallible Cure for the Tooth-ach, without drawing, that the Pain will not return.

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

Advertisements are taken in by John Humfreys , Printer, in Bartholomew-lane, behind the R. Exchange.