Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 21 April 2014), October 1715 (17151012).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 12th October 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 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th, of October, 1715. In the Second 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 Parker, Mr. Justice Tracy, Mr. Baron Bury , Sir William Thompson , Kt. 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.

John Bridge

Benjamin Gardiner

John Welch

George Lamb

William Ford

Mark Smith

John Towers

Edward Garret

Daniel Baily

Edward Leppidge

William Stevens

Fenwick Lambert

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Sutton ,Esq;

John Parsons

Benjamin Jackman

Joseph Parsons

Robert Orbell

George Langton

Edward Tompkins

Thomas Walker

Charles Bateman

John Millett

John Evans

John Brooks

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Anthony Goddard , of the Parish of St. Margaret New-Fish-Street , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hamper containing 6 Gallons of Red Wine, 6 Quarts of Canary, and 6 Quarts of White Wine, value 3 l. on the 29th of September last, the Goods of John Guy . A Beadle swore, he saw the Prisoner by the Hamper with Straws in his Wigg; and secur'd him. A Boy swore, he saw him rest the Hamper upon a Stall; and Mr. Guy swore to the Wine. The Prisoner had nothing in his Defence; but that he never had the Hamper. The jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Robert Steel , alias Elson , alias Benson , of the Parish of St. Magnus by the Bridge , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gallon Pot value 8 s. the Goods of Martha Barrow , on the 5th instant. An Evidence depos'd, that he saw the Prisoner with the Pot, and apprehended him; who then seem'd to be in Drink, and he had nothing else to say in his Defence; and was therefore found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Sarah Fairclough , of the Parish of St. Leonard Eastcheap , was indicted for privately stealing 23 Yards of Masquerade Rozette S , value 6 l. the Goods of Jacob Wyern , on the 15th of September last. It appear'd upon Evidence, that the Prisoner, with another Woman came into the Prosecutor's Shop for a Lining to a Gown, and occasion'd the opening of several Pieces of Goods; in the mean time one John Ridgeway came in, pretending to want a Lining for a Wastcoat, and appearing in a great Hurry, imployed a Servant to shew him Shaloon for that purpose and whilst the Persons in the Shop were so busily employ'd in shewing Goods, the Prisoner took the Silk mentioned in the Indictment, out of the Counter , and put it between her Knees. In her Defence she said the Roll of Silk fell from the Counter; but that being absurd, and the contrary plainly prov'd, she was found Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Mary Wade , of the Parish of St. Michael in Cornhill , was indicted for privately stealing 6 Yards of Silk Ribbond, value 5 s. out of the Shop of Eleanor Robert , on the 4th of September last. An Evidence depos'd, that the Prisoner came into the Shop, pretending to want some Ribbond , and some being shew'd her, and not pleasing, while they was looking for more she took an opportunity to take that mentioned in the Indictment out of the Box, and then went away; but being pursued, and apprehended , she brought the Goods into the Shop, and endeavour'd to put them into the Box again privately; but having no Opportunity for it, laid it down upon the Counter. In her Defence she said she was charg'd wrongfully, and knew nothing of the Matter. Upon the whole, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Isaac Ragg , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for breaking the House of Eliz. Stanwell , on the 24th of August last in the Night time, and taking thence several Yards of Checques , Dowlas, and other Linen and Goods from the said Eliz. Stanwell . The prisoner denied the Fact, and brought a Witness to prove, that he was drinking Wine at a Tavern in Smithfield, till Eleven a Clock that Night with him, and that they lay together till 6 a Clock next Morning: Upon which Account, and the Evidence failing in their Proof that he broke open the House and stole the Goods, he was acquitted .

Henry Williams , of the Parish of St. Michael in Cornhill , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 Yards of course Muslin, value 24 s. the Goods of Samuel Holmes , on the 26th of September last. An Evidence depos'd that coming down Cornhill , he saw the Prisoner and another, loitering about the Prosecutor's Shop; that he suspected them to be Rogues, and saw them run on a sudden cross the way , upon which he follow'd them and seiz'd the Prisoner, between whom and the other that was with him, but afterwards got away, was dropt the Goods above-mention'd. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and brought a person to his Reputation ; who doing him but little Service, and the Fact appearing plain against him, he was found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

, of the Parish of St. Olave Hartstreet , was indicted for privately stealing a Gold Watch Case, from the Person of Ann Rust , on the 25th of September last. Mrs. Rust depos'd, that coming out of the Church, she observ'd the Prisoner to brush close by her, and immediately after miss'd her Watch Case; and cry'd out, and Suspecting the Prisoner, charg'd her with taking it from her, who then let it fall upon the Ground. Another Evidence swore to the fame purpose; and a third saw it in the Prisoner's Hand. She made no Defence, and was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Mary Fell , of the Parish of St. Peter's Cornhill , was indicted for privately stealing 21 s. in Money from the Person of Anne Tomkins , on the 17th of September last. Mrs. Tomkins swore the Prisoner came into her Stall under pretence of buying a Pennyworth of Pears, with one Hand under her Apron, and whilst she was putting them into her Lap, the Prisoner with the Hand under her Apron, took the Money out of her Pocket, and then refus'd to have the Pears ; but the Prosecutor missing her Money, took hold of that Hand , and found it there. This Evidence was confirm'd by another's . The Prisoners Defence was, that it was her own Money, and had just receiv'd it as Wages; the Jury considering the Matter, found her Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Benjamin Payne , of the Parish of St. Olave Hartstreet , was indicted for privately stealing 180 l. weight of Inkle, value 20 l. the Goods of Stafford Briscoe , on the 3d Instant. It appear'd very fully, that there having been a Robbery about George-yard on Tower-hill just before; the Constable there kept a strict Watch, and about 3 a Clock in the Night time, the Prisoner and another coming by them with something on their Heads, they were challeng'd by the Watch, but made no answer; upon which the Watchman Davis went up to him, and told him he would see what he had in his Sack, and thereupon the Prisoner said, if you must have: the Sack, take it, and be d - d, and then threw it down, and ran away; at the fame time calling to his Companion, to thrown down his Sack, and be gone, or else he'd be taken; as himself was immediately after in a mighty Sweat. The Prosecutor's Servant swore, his Master lost the Goods the Night mention'd in the Indictment; and the Goods in both the Sacks appear'd to be of the same sort that he lost. The Prisoner brought some Persons to prove, that he came that Night from Gravesend, and did not Land till between 3 and 4 of the Clock; but they having an indifferent Reputation; and being prov'd too busie in disswading the Evidence from appearing against the Prisoner by a promise of 5 Guineas. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Jane Thomas , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing two half Guineas, 1 Guinea and 3 l. in Silver, from Ambrose Granger , in the House of Anthony Chambers , on the 2d Instant. The Fact was prov'd very presumptuous on the Prisoner; but the Evidence not being positive; some Persons whom she call'd to her Reputation, giving her a good Character; and that she got an honest Livelihood, she was acquitted .

William Barefoot , of the Parish of St. Mary White Chappel , was indicted for the Murder of George Lewis an Infant, by drawing the off Wheel of a Dray over his Head, himself sitting on the Dray, on the 10th of September last, on which he languish'd till the 11th and then died . He was also indicted on the Coroner's Inquest for Manslaughter. It appear'd some Children were playing together in the Street, and the Child George Lewis was stooping to take some Mulberry Leaves off the Ground when the Dray went over his Head, and broke his Skull. The Prisoner call'd some Witnesses, who depos'd he was usually very careful; and it appearing to be an Accident, the Jury found him Guilty of Man-slaughter only.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Worsly , was indicted for Perjury, in a Cause between Nath Simms , and Edw Hunt , tried before the Lord Chief Justice Parker , in these Words; Edw. Hunt did beat Ann Simms so, that Ann Simms was carried in a Doors in two Minutes , and that Ann Simms could not stand in 7 Weeks time after, for two Days, no more than a new born Babe . Whereas the said Ann Simms was seen up and down very frequently, as well as ever; being no ways Hurt. The Council for the King brought several Witnesses, who were at the said Trial to prove the Fast, and most of'em agreed in the Sense of the Words; and that they saw Ann Simms very frequently after. But the Prisoner by her Council denied it, and call'd several, who depos'd the Words she swore in the said Cause were, That Ann Simms came in, and upon her being beat, fell into a Fit, and had them so often after, that in 7 Week time she was reduc'd so low, that she was not able to stand or go, any more than a new born Babe; and that she was at that Time in such a Condition. Upon the whole, the Prisoner was acquitted .

William Colthurst , was indicted for speaking seditiously, maliciously and traitorously , against the King's Person, his Crown, and Dignity , in these Words; If he was in a Room with the King, (meaning the King of Great Britain) be would dash his Brains out against the Wall; and that if they should beat up for Voluntiers for King GEORGE, on one side of the Way, and for the Pretender on the other, he would serve the Pretender. An Evidence depos'd, he came frequently to his Shop, and talk'd at that reasonable Rate; upon which he told him once, if he did not mend his Language, he would do himself a Mischief; for that he durst not talk so before the King's Face; upon which the Prisoner said, I desire no better Sport, than to be in the Room with the King; for I would dash his Brains out against the Wall; and afterwards, That if they were beating up for Voluntiers on one side of the Way, and for the Pretender on the other's I would serve the Pretender. There was another Witness who swore, he was a very desperate Man, and once had an intent to murder his own Wife. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and brought two Persons to his Reputation; who, as well as himself, did no Service that way; whereupon the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Stephen Hutchinson , was indicted for a Cheat, for that he together with one Margaret Yeoman , did contrive and send a Letter in the Name of Bridget Hutchinson , by which means they received 3 Pieces of Holland, the Goods of the said Bridget Hutchinson , on the 3d of August last. The Fact appear'd very plain, and he was found Guilty ,

[Pillory. See summary.]

Thomas Glanister , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking open the House of Mary Shepherd , on the 13th of August last in the Night time, and taking thence 4 Scarlet Camblet Curtains, value 7 l. and abundance of other rich Goods from the said Mary Shepherd . But there being no Prosecution, he was acquitted .

John Seal , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for directing and ordering the forging a counterfeit Stamp, in Imitation of the King 's Stamp upon Cards, in order to deprive the King's Majesty of the Duty of 6 d. per Pack, by Act of Parliament so made and provided . It was evident, Seal went to one Street, and ask'd him if he could imitate such a Stamp; who saying he could, Seal gave him Directions to do it, and when it was done Seal came to him for it, and threw him a Crown; but Street thinking it too much, contented himself with 3 s . 6 d. The counterfeit Stamp was compar'd with the true one; and found to be an exact Imitation. The Prisoner denied the Fact, or that he ever paid Street any Money; and brought several Persons to his Reputation; but a Point of Law arising, the Court directed the Jury to bring it in Special .

William Mantle , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for breaking open the House of Robert Edwards , on the 15th of September last in the Night time; and taking thence a Dressing-box value 4s. 4 Linnen Aprons 4s. and other Goods of the said Robert Edwards . it appear'd, the Sash was fore'd up, and a Hand was seen put through the Window, taking hold of a Napkin; upon which a Boy cried out, and the Prisoner fled ; but was immediately taken with the Goods. He was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Newell , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Furbelow Scarf value 20 s. 1 Hood 2 s. and other Goods , from John Edwards . It appear'd to be an unjust Prosecution; and the Prisoner was acquitted .

John Fairborne , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking open the House of Ralph Morton , on the 17th of May, in the 13th Year of Queen Anne , together with one John Harris , and James Chip , and taking thence 5 l. weight of dy'd Silk, 5 l. of raw Silk, a Silk Gown, a great Coat, and other Goods in the Day time, no Person being therein . Morton swore, he and his Wife went out of his House about 2 a Clock in the Afternoon, and coming home, found 11 Locks broke, and the Goods stole. Another Evidence, one Keene depos'd, that he and the Prisoner, with the two more mention'd in the Indictment, went to the Prosecutor's House, and that Harris put in a Picklock Key and open'd the Door, and then they stole the Goods; he also told where they had sold them. This Evidence describ'd all the Goods that were taken from the Prosecutor, in his Information; and swore the Fact directly upon the Prisoner; who for his Defence exhibited a Petition to the Court (pretending a great Impediment in his Speech) Setting forth, that he had been unfortunately acquainted with this latter Evidence, who would have had him go with him a House-breaking; but that he refused it , whereupon the said Keene swore this upon him, to save his own Life: But sometime after this, the Prisoner forgot himself, and with a clear strong Voice quarsell'd with this Evidence; he had a very bad Character, and 'twas depos'd in Court, that his Mother kept a very ill House in Houndsditch, which was a Retreat and Receptacle for Pickpockets, and other loose Persons, and stolen Goods. Upon the whole, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Harld , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing half a Yard of Mantua Silk, value 14 s. a Silver Salt value 12 s. the Goods of John Moon , on the 29th of August last. It appear'd, the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and took an Opportunity to steal the Goods above-mention'd; which she confess'd when apprehended, and also where she had sold them. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Daniel Blunt , of the Parish of St. Paul Shadwell , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Snuff-Box value 12 s. from the Person of Joseph Greenway , on the 28th of September last. Greenway swore, he took out his Snuff-box to oblige his Friend with a Pinch; afterwards put it into his Pocket, the Prisoner standing by him; and feeling again for his Box, miss'd it, upon which he went directly to the Prisoner, and took it out of his Coat Pocket. Another Evidence depos'd the same. The Prisoner said he took it from the Ground; but that appearing to be false, he was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Ewers , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted for feloniously stealing 100 weight of Logwood , the Goods of Henry Bowman , on the 20th of September last. The Fact was plainly prov'd upon him; and the Jury considering the Matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Rutter , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing 1 Muslin Handkerchief, 4 Holland Sleeves, 2 Diaper Napkins, a Wastcoat, and other Goods, to the value of 15 s. from Edmund Thompson , on the 28th of August last. Mrs. Thompson swore, the Prisoner was her Servant , and having been rob'd sometime before without discovering the Thief, upon this Loss she suspected the Prisoner, and knowing where she had a Child at Nurse, went there, and found her Goods. The Prisoner said in her Defence, she took them up with her own Clothes, they lying all together; but that was impossible, it being prov'd they were lock'd up. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Anne Wood , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Cups value 3 l. 2 Silver Spoons, some Gold Rings, and other Goods , from Martin Innold , on the 18th of July last. It appear'd, the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and having an Opportunity, stole the Goods. She confess'd the Fact, and own'd where she had pawn'd the Goods, when taken; which Confession was read in Court; and making no Defence at her Trial, she was found Guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth White , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Muslin Aprons, 2 Holland Aprons, 2 Callico Aprons, some Sheets, Neckcloths, and abundance of other Goods to the value of 47 Shillings , on the 14th of September last, the Property of John Burrows . The Fact was plainly prov'd upon her, and the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Carter , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing 27 Yards of Shalloon, and 2 Yards of Serge , on the 29th of September last, the Goods of Jo. Boxman . It appear'd the Prisoner came boldly into the Shop, got upon the Counter, and reach'd down the Goods, with which he went away; but the Prosecutor crying out, he was immediately stop'd , when he threw down the Goods. He denied the Fact, but it being plainly prov'd, he was found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Peter Andrews , of the Precinct of St. Catherines , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Flock Beds and Blankets, 2 Coats, Wastcoats, and 1 Perriwig , from James Brown , on the 30th of September last. It was prov'd, the Prisoner was apprehended in the Fact; and a Wigg that he threw down a Vault , was sworn by the Prosecutor to be his. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

George Woodward , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing, a Peruke value 3 l. from the Person of John Watts , on the 9th instant . The Prosecutor swore, that going home with a Friend, about 10 a Clock at Night, his Wigg was taken from behind him; upon which his friend pursued him and took him; and then the Prisoner dropt the Wigg. The Fact was plainly prov'd, and the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Anne Williams , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of Bagnall Wallis , and taking thence 1 Silver Skimmer, 1 Pair of Silver Tongs , half a Dozen of Tea-Spoons, and other Goods, from the said Bagnall Wallis, and Elizabeth White , in the Day time. It was evident, the Prisoner stole the Goods out of the House; but there being no Proof of the Burglary; she was found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Dunstall , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 16 Yards of Flannel, value 9 s. the Goods of Samuel Baily , on the 3 d instant . Mr. Baily swore, that sitting by his Bulk , he saw the Flannel move; and going out, took the Prisoner, with the Flannel under his Arm. He was very positive in the Man; who making but a trifling Defence; the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Allen , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Guinea, out of the House of Francis Britton , on the 3 d. of August last. Mrs. Britton depos'd, that the Prisoner came into her Shop with a Bundle of Goods, and laid them on a Bed, where she had laid a Guinea just before, and after the Goods were open'd, he took his Bundle away, and she miss'd the Guinea; upon which she apprehended him the next Day, and swore it upon him: The Prisoner made a good Defence, and brought several to his Reputation. Upon which, and the Nature of the Circumstances, he was acquitted .

Dennis Bishop , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Pigs, value 11 s. the Goods of Charles Raymond , on the 3d instant. It appear'd, the Prisoner was driving the Pigs towards London, when an Evidence met him, and bought the Pigs, which were sworn by the Prosecutor to be his. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Moore , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Callico Gown value 30 s. 1 Petticoat 10 s. 1 Pair of Shooes , and other Goods from William Mably , on the 5th of September last. Mrs Mably depos'd, she saw the Prisoner in her House, and being in a Hurry did not suspect her; but by and by her Daughter called to her, and said, the Woman was come down Stairs, with her Apron full of Goods; upon which, she pursu'd her, and took her with the Goods in her Apron. She only denied the Fact, and the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Stapleton alias Stevenson , Edward Merrick alias Marriot , and Gregory King , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted for breaking open the House of William Coldwell , on the 5th instant, about the Hour of 7 at Night, and taking thence 2 Damask Table clothes, 12 Diaper Table clothes, 12 Damask Napkins, 24 Diaper Napkins, and several other Goods from the said William Coldwell; no Person being therein . It appear'd , the Family being out of Town, the Key of the Street Door was left with a Neighbour; who having occasion to go into the House found the Door but single lock'd, and a Chip under it; and going up 2 Pair of Stairs found a Chest of Drawers broke open, and the Goods gone ; upon which he put 4 brave stout young Men into the House arm'd, and left the Door just as he found it, with the Chip under it. In a Quarter of an Hour after, the young Men, who divided themselves; two into the Garret, and two into the Kitchin, heard the Lock fly back as readily as if it were done by the right Key, and some Persons came into the House, who double Lock'd and bolted the Door, and then went up Stairs; and immediately after, those in the Kitchen heard two Pistols go off, who then struck a Light, and went up Stairs, and met Stapleton, and some others, and his two Friends who were above, coming down Stairs, but the Rogues being first, they got into the Dining Room, and shut the Door upon themselves, thrusting their Backs against it, to keep it close; but being threatened by an Evidence he would fire thro' the Door, it was open'd, and Stapleton taken, but the others got out of the Window, and escap'd. The 2 young Men who were above, when they heard the Door unlock'd, thought it might be their own Companions, but were soon better inform'd, by hearing a Man with a hoarse Voice (like Merrick's) say, If we find any Body in the House we'll shoot 'em, who coming up the Garret-Stairs, perceiv'd the Evidence, whereupon they turn'd their Lanthorn dark, and said to them, Gentlemen , By G - d, if you won't fire now, we will: Upon which they fir'd, but missing the Prisoners, who immediately ran down Stairs, they pursued them, and met their Companions . There was no positive Evidence against Merrick, nor King, upon which they were acquitted ; but Stapleton was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Katherine Vincent , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Ink Stand, and Sandish, value 50 s. the Goods of Christiern Hartemburgh , Esq ; on the 1st of September last. The Evidence against her was very weak and uncertain; and she calling some Persons to her Reputation, who gave her a very good Character, she was acquitted .

Edward Shaw , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking open the House of James Stiff , and taking thence a Calico Quilt, value 3 l. and other Goods , in the 13th of the late Queen . One Keene made himself an Evidence, and swore he was concern'd in the Fact with the Prisoner, and describ'd the Goods that were stole in his Information; he depos'd the Prisoner open'd the Door with a Pick-lock Key. Mrs. Stiff swore she was rob'd on the Day aforesaid, and the Goods mention'd in the Indictment taken away. He denied the Fact; but had no Body to his Reputation; the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Sull , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Body of a Velvet Scarf, some Shirts, Handkerchiefs, and other Goods , from Timothy Merriman , on the 1st of March last. Mrs. Merriman could not swear the Fact positively upon the Prisoner; who brought some Persons that gave her a very good Character; therefore she was acquitted .

Robert Turvy , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Silver Spoons, value 3 l. 1 Silver Cup, value 7 s. 6 d. the Goods of John Grindall , on the 10th of September last. Grindall swore the Prisoner was employ'd by him to mend his Stair-Case; and having lost his Goods, suspected the Prisoner, and apprehended him, who confess'd he took the Spoons, but denied taking the Cup. It was also prov'd he offer'd to pawn the Spoons. He made a poor Defence; and the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

James Blunt , alias Bunner , Rachael Peters , alias Vanderbuss , and Sarah Peters , alias Blunt , were indicted, he for breaking open the House of Mary Goslin , and taking thence 16 Gold Rings, a Gold Necklace, a Coral, abundance of other Goods, and 15 l. in Money, the Goods and Money of the said Mary Goslin and Ann Kestern ; and the two Women as Accessaries in receiving the said Goods and Money, knowing them to be stole , on the 25th of August last. Mrs Goslin swore, her House was broke open, and the Goods stole. The Maid depos'd, That when she came down in the Morning, she found the Cellar-Window broke open, and a strange Knife upon the Stairs. The Prisoner being a notorious Offender, Mrs Goslin had a Warrant to search his House, and found Abundance of her Goods there, with the Fellow of the Knife that was found in her House, and the Board that was taken out of her Cellar-Window. It was also depos'd, That James Blunt confess'd he did the Robbery himself: and the Fact was very plain against him. Sarah Peters said she was Blunt's Wife , and that Rachael Peters was her Mother; but that her Husband told her he bought the Goods, as he said he did upon his Trial; and she did not know they were stole. The Jury considering the Matter, found the Man guilty but acquitted the two Women.

[Death. See summary.]

John Evans alias Hycroft , of the Parish of Stoke-Newington , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Holland Aprons, value 15 s. 2 Pair of Stockings, some Caps, and other Goods , from John White , on the 3d Instant. It appear'd the Prosecutor's Maid was washing that Night, and laid the Goods for Convenience by the Door, and by and by, they were gone.

He was a 2d time indicted for breaking open the House of the said John White , in the said Parish, with an Intent to steal his Goods , on the 4th Instant. Mr. White depos'd the Night after the first Robbery, his Man call'd him up, and told him the Thieves were come again, and were untiling his Wash-house; upon which he got up, and his Servant having a Spit in his Hand, secur'd the Prisoner, who was the first that came in, and offer'd to discharge a Pistol, but it miss'd Fire; this occasion'd searching his Pockets, where they found a Flint and Steel, some Gunpowder , a Piece of Candle, a Knife, such as Glaziers use to take out Pannels of Glass, and a Cap and other Things, that were stole from the Wash-house the Night before; but the other escap'd. The Jury found him guilty of the first Indictment, but this being no Part of the Dwelling House, he was acquitted of the Burglary .

He was a third time indicted for breaking and entring the House of Peter Barker , in the Parish of Stepney ; and taking thence 18 China Dishes, 6 China Cups, 2 Silver Salts, 8 Silver Spoons, and other Goods, from the said Peter Barker, on the 25th of August last, in the Night-time . It was very plain the Prosecutor's House was broke open, and the Goods gone; and the Prisoner being suspected, his House was search'd, and some of them found there, and others at one Walker's, by the Prisoner's Directions, who then confess'd the Fact; but upon his Trial, denied it. The Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

John Dublois , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for receiving and selling a Silver Cup, the Goods of the President and Fellows of Magdalen College in Oxford , and as an Accessary into doing with one Richard Groom , who was convicted at the last Assizes at Oxford for stealing the fame . The Fact was plainly prov'd upon him; and the Jury found him Guilty .

He was a second time indicted as an Accessary to the said Gloom, in receiving and selling 4 Silver Cups, the Goods of the Warden and Fellows of Merton College in Oxford . But the Proof not being plain against him, he was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Kanton , was indicted for taking to Wife Mary Lawton , on the 27th of July last, his first Wife Dorothy being then alive . The Prisoner own'd Dorothy to be his Wife, but denied the other Marriage; which was not prov'd; he was therefore acquitted .

Mary Carpenter , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Yards of stitch'd quilted Callico, value 30 s. the Goods of Adam Hunter , on the 5th Instant. It appear'd the Prisoner beg'd Leave to lodge a Night or two in the Prosecutor's House and took an Opportunity to steal the Goods, and went quite away; but a little time after that she was seen selling a Pair of Stockings, and apprehended, and the Cloth that the Callico was in, found in her Pocket. In her Defence, she laid it upon some others who were in the House, well acquainted with some Offenders in Newgate, and it not being prov'd she stole the Callico she was acquitted .

Mary Deal , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Callico Manteau Gown and Petticoat, value 30 s. 1 Shirt , 1 Porringer, and 1 Spoon, out of the Lodging Room of Phillip Ellis , in the Dwelling house of. - Fountaine . Mrs. Ellis swore she lost the Goods; and other Evidences made it plain the Prisoner stole them. She was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Millicent Downes , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for stealing 1 stuff Manteau Gown, value 5 s. 1 Pair of Stockings, 2 s. and other Goods , from John Law , on the 7th of February last. It appear'd the Prisoner was Mrs. Law's Nurse , and having an Opportunity, took the Goods and went away; and sometime after this, the Prosecutor and his Wife met her in the Street and secur'd her. She own'd her self, she had been an old Offender: Upon the whole, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

James Cock , (a little Boy ) of Harrow on the Hill , was indicted for stealing 8 Yards of Lutestring, the Goods of John Sawcer , on the 12th of February, in the 13th of the late Queen . No Evidence appearing against him, he was acquitted .

Grace Prior , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 11 Guineas, and some Silver, from the Person of Lewis Clifton , on the 15th of September last. Clifton swore he went into the Prisoner's House to drink a Dish of Coffee, and in a little time the Prisoner came in, who kept the House, sate down by him, and ask'd him if he would drink any Brandy; to which he consented, and drank 3 Quarterns , and paid for 'em; after which she ask'd him to go up Stairs, where he drank 6 or 7 more, and then fell asleep upon the Bed; but in half an Hour's time she wak'd him, and he call'd for more Brandy, but feeling in his Pocket, he found all his Silver, about 21 s. gone , and the Guineas mention'd in the Indictment taken out of his Fobb: Upon this he told the Prisoner she had rob'd him, who denied it; but bid him go down along with her, and she would make him easy; which he did, and afterwards the Prisoner, and her Maid went out, and he follow'd them, but being very near sighted , he lost them, and return'd to the House, where he found the Prisoner, who told him he was drunk, and had never been there. Upon this he was ask'd if he could be sure the Prisoner at the Bar was the Person that took away his Money; and thereupon going close to the Bar, he look'd her in the Face about a Minute before he answer'd she was the same Person. The Prisoner, in her Defence, deny'd his drinking in her House at all; but said he came into it very drunk with a Woman, and ask'd for a private Room; and she not having any Mind to oblige him, turn'd him out; and some time after, he came again, and said she pickt his Pocket. Her Maid confirm'd the same, and the Constable swore, the Prisoner's House was of no ill Repute as he knew of; tho' he was a Neighbour. The Jury considering the Matter, acquitted the Prisoner.

of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for committing a Rape upon the Body of Ann Burt , on the 8th of September last. Ann Burt swore she had been making an Afternoon's Holiday, with some young Women that work'd with her at a Throwsters's and having been at Stepney, about 10 a Clock, she left her Company, who were inclin'd to stay, (which she durst not do) and came homewards alone; but was met in the Way by the Prisoner, who came up to her, put a Handkerchief into her Mouth, and carried her in his Arms to a Field, distant from the Road, and forc'd her Body; after which he beat her and bruised her for crying and struggling, and then in about half an Hour's time lay with her again, in both which Actions he did enter, and had carnal Knowledge of her Body by Force; after which she had an Opportunity to get away, and hid her self (as she thought) under a Bush , and then got home. She depos'd farther, that the Prisoner pull'd out his Knife, and swore he would be her Butcher if she did not yield, or if ever she told her Mother any thing of it. The Prisoner in his Defence said, He was at his Father's that Evening, from 5 a Clock till 12, about remarkable business and brought several to prove it ; who agreed in their Evidence. The Jury acquitted him.

Margaret Shute , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for an Assault on the Body of Richard Abbot , and taking from him 37 l. in Money , on the 27th of June last. But there being no Prosecution , he was acquitted .

Richard Banister , and Henry White , of the Parish of Enfield , were indicted for an Assault on the King's High-way, on the Person of Thomas Hunt , (a Boy ) putting him in Fear of his Life, and taking from him a Gelding , value 8 Guineas, the Goods of Marmaduke Soul , on the 19th of September last.

They were a second time indicted for an Assault on the King's High-way, on the Person of William Tutty , putting him in Fear of his Life, and robbing him of a Gelding, value 6 l. 1 Cloth Coat, value 20 s. 1 Whip, and 2 Pound of Coffee , on the same Day. It appear'd, That as Hunt was riding in the Road toward Enfield, at the Bottom of Stamford-Hill he saw the Prisoners, who said they were going to Hartford, and desir'd him to let them ride, he having a led Horse , and they would make him drink; he consenting to this, White got upon the Gelding, and Banister rode behind the Boy; a little after this, this Evidence discover'd Tutty, and being acquainted with him, they all rode together, till they came to a Place between Ponder's End and Green-street , where White rode before Tutty, and turning upon him, bid him stand; and with a Pistol in his Hand demanded his Money and his Horse, and took them away with his Coat, and the other Things mention'd in the Indictment, and after they had taken off the Bridle from the Horse that the Boy rode on, cut his Girts, and turn'd him up, they rode away. A little after this, the Horse White rode on threw him, and a Higler coming on the Road help'd him up again, he being much hurt by his Fall , and while they were talking together, Tutty came up, and ask'd the Higler if he did not see two Men upon Grey Geldings, White standing by him; who immediately after that rode away, upon which the Higler and Tutty pursu'd him, but the Prisoner soon quitted the Horse, and took to a Field, where he was taken. He confes'd the Fact before a Justice, and gave Information where they might find Banister; upon which the Evidence made Enquiry ; but not meeting with him, they contriv'd a Letter for him , and sent it to his Sister, who presently went out to look for her Brother, and was follow'd by the Evidence at a distance , they taking it by Turns to go foremost, to prevent Discovery; at last she turn'd short, andd met her Landlord, who ask'd her what Business, brought her to that End of the Town; she told him a Letter was come out of the Country for her Brother Banister and she had been up and down a great while, and could not find him, but believed she might find him by and by at a certain Gaming-house; and then they parted, but he and his Companion went immediately to the Gaming-house she spoke of, and heard his Voice, upon which at last they broke open the Door, went in, and secur'd him there. The Jury found them both Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Jefferies , of the Parish, of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Purse , in which was a Guinea, and 17 s. in Money , from the Person of Andrew Wood , on the 1st instant. Wood swore, he went into an Alehouse, calling for a Mug of Beer, and sate down, and while he was drinking, the Prisoner sate down by him, on that Side where he put his Money, and pick'd his Pocket; but he missing it immediately he pursued her, and saw the Purse in her Hand; but the People of the House shut the Door, and prevented his taking hold of her: upon this he threatened to indict them for a Rescue; to prevent which they discover'd where the Prisoner liv'd, who was thereupon apprehended. It was plainly prov'd; and the Jury found her Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

William Busby , (a little Boy ) was indicted for perswading John Busby to cheat Elizabeth Stainford , of some Gold Rings ; which not being sufficient for an Indictment, he was acquitted .

, late of Boston in New England , was indicted for the Murder of Henry Hanvy , by giving him a mortal Wound with a Club, on which he died . No Person appearing against him, he was acquitted .

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

Received Sentence of Death, 14.

Anthony Goddard , Sarah Fairclough , T - E -, Benjamin Payne , John Fairborne , Daniel Blunt , George Woodward , John Stapleton , alias Stevenson, Edward Shaw , James Blunt , alias Bonner, John Evans , Richard Banister , Henry White , Elizabeth Jefferies .

Burnt in the Hand, 15.

Henry Williams , Mary Fell , William Barefoot , Mary Harld , Anne Wood , Elizabeth White , John Carter , Peter Andrews , Anne Williams , John Dunstoll , Dennis Bishop , Elizabeth Moore , Robert Turvy , John Dubluis , Mary Deal .

To be Whip'd, 6.

Robert Steel , alias Elson, alias Benson, Mary Wade , Richard Ewers , Mary Rutter , Millicent Downes , Williams Mantle.

William Coletburst , fin'd 20 Marks, to be imprison'd one Year, and to give Security for his good Behaviour for three Years.

Stephen Hutchinson , to stand in the Pillory at the West End of St. Paul's.

John Seal 's Verdict being Special, his Sentence is deferr'd.

Sarah Fairclongh , T - E -, and Elizabeth Jefferies , pleaded their Bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being impanell'd, they were all found Quick with Child.

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For the Good of the Publick.

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