Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 29 July 2014), December 1715 (17151207).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 7th December 1715.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'S Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, FOR THE CITY of LONDON, and COUNTY of MIDDLESEX. HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL, in the OLD-BAILEY,

During the MAYORALTY of the

Rt. Honble Sir Charles Peers, Knight,

LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.

In the 2d Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.

1716.

LONDON:

Printed for J. PHILLIPS, by M. Jenour , against St. Sepulchre's Back Gate, in Gilt Spur Street, near Newgate.

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 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th, of December, 1715. In the Second Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEfore the Right Hon. Sir CHARLES PEERS , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Lord Chief Justice King, Mr. Baron Price , Mr. Justice Eyres, Sir Williams 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 Shaw

John Low

William Knight .

Richard Richards

Abraham Pettyfer

Nathanael Spinlove

William Cowley

Thomas Ford

John Blackburn

Thomas Gardiner

Peregrine Phillips

John Wolf .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Cliff , Gent.

Thomas Rathpole

Thomas Pike

John Pashly

Mathew Hopkinson

Edward Billing

Benjamin Boltby

Daniel Croker

Samuel Chace

Richard Adams

Henry Argus

Richard Savage .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

George Poole , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 Canvas Bags, value 5 s. the Goods of John Baker , on the 20th of October last. It appear'd the Owner of the Bags dealt in Nails, and such sorts of Goods, and sent them in Bags from Bromingham to his Customers in London, who usually sent them (when empty) to one Inn; from whence when their Number was thought sufficient, they were return'd to him again. The Goods were sworn to be lost from a Shed in the Inn; and the Prisoner was taken with them upon him; who then confess'd the Fact, but denied it upon his Trial. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Attsy , of the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle , was indicted for breaking the House of Jonathan Dark , between the Hours of 7 and 8 in the Morning (some Persons being therein) and stealing thence 4 Pieces of Exeter Long Ells, value 6 l. on the 21st of November last. Mr. Dark swore, that he and his Servant went out about that Time in the Morning, leaving the Door which was broke, lock'd, with the Key (without which it was never open'd) with them, and the aforesaid Goods upon a Press within; but when they came home, he found the Door open and his Goods taken away. Some Neighbours who had taken notice of the Prisoner when concern'd in another Robbery, observ'd him loitering about at the Time aforesaid; and one saw him come out of Mr. Dark's with a Bundle of Goods; but it being a foggy Morning , miss'd of apprehending him: But the Prosecutor making use of their Description, at last found him out and secur'd him; who they were very positive was the Person they had before observ'd. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said, he was very willing to surrender himself to Justice; but brought none to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Smith , of the Parish of St. Martin Outwich , was indicted for privately stealing 40 Yards of Fustian, value 20 s. out of the Warehouse of John Finch , on the 8th of November last. The Fact was plainly prov'd upon him, and he was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Wild , of the Parish of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for privately stealing 3 pair of Black Silk Gloves, value 15 s. out of the Shop of Mess . Samuel and Joseph Marriot , on the 22d of November last. It was plain the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's Shop, and ask'd for some Gloves, upon which some were shewn her; but they not pleasing, whilst the Prosecutor's Servant was looking for others, she went to the Door; but he suspecting her Design, stop'd her; and found two pair of the Gloves thrust up her Arm; upon which she was search'd further, and another pair was drop'd in the Search upon the Ground. She denied the Fact, and said the Gloves hitch'd unfortunately upon her Sleeve: Some Persons being call'd to her Reputation, gave her a very good Character for her past Behaviour, but could say nothing to the Matter in hand. The Jury considering the Matter, brought her in guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Wild and Hannah Wild , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , were indicted for breaking the House of Alexander Holland , and stealing thence 1 Silver Tankard, value 7 l. 2 Silver Salts 27 s. 1 Silver Snuff-box 8 s. 3 Silver Spoons 30 s. and other Goods, from the said Alex Holland , no Person being therein , on the 27th of November last. It appear'd, the Prisoners had a Room in the said House, which they Rented of the Landlord, as Mr. Holland did his (the first Story;) and whilst he and his Wife were abroad, the Prisoner John Wild made use of one end of his Poker to burn the Wood down to the Lock, which he pull'd back with the other, and then enter'd the Room where the Goods were, and stole them. The other Prisoner pass'd for his Wife. He only denied the Fact, and said he had miss'd the Poker 3 or 4 Days before; but brought no Witnesses: Whereupon the Jury found him guilty , but acquitted the Woman.

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Weit , of the Parish of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for privately stealing 1 Perriwig , value 5 s. from the Person of Thomas Dixon , on the 18th of October last. Mr. Dixon swore. That going home about 12 a-Clock, the Prisoner drew his Wigg' off behind, pass'd by him, and run for't; upon which he drew his Sword and pursu'd him, and took him; the the Prisoner's Heels chancing to fly up within a few Yards of the place, between which, the Wigg was found. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said he heard somebody cry Stop Thief, and one that pass'd by him threw him down in the Street; which being sworn to be false, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Smith , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Volumes of Dryden's Plays, value 30 s. the Goods of Thomas Woodward , on the 10th of November last. Woodward depos'd , the Goods were taken from his Stall, and that he afterwards found them in Petty France, from whence they were trac'd to the Prisoner; who gave a very different Account how she came by 'em, from what she said upon her Trial. The Jury consider'd the Matter, and found her guilty to the Value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Hall , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres was indicted for stealing the Seat of a Coach, value 10 s. the Goods of Thomas Ostrum , on the 17th of October last. One Mr. Henly depos'd, he saw him thrust his Head and Shoulders into the Coach (it being empty) and take out the Seat; upon which he secur'd him: He was very positive to the Man, who having nothing in his Defence but a flat Denial , and no Witnesses to his Reputation, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Smout , of the Parish of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for a Misdeameanor, in speaking traiterous and devilish Words of His most excellent Majesty King GEORGE, viz. G - d d - n King G - e; I'll fight for another Man as soon as for him , on the 25th of November last. An Evidence depos'd, that going with a Friend to a Neighbour's House, to drink a Mug of Ale, he there found the Prisoner, and two more Soldiers who made a great Disturbance, and affronted all Companies; insomuch, that he desired them to be quiet and peaceable, and behave themselves like King George's Subjects to all such as lov'd him, since they wore his Cloth; upon which the Prisoner replied in the abovesaid Expression, and drew his Bayonet with great Passion, as with an Intent to murder him; but that was prevented. Other Evidence confirm'd their rude Behaviour; and depos'd, they were much in Drink. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and call'd the other two Soldiers to his Reputation, who gave him a quite contrary Character; but that not being credited, the Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

Philip Storey , of the Parish of St. Magnus by the Bridge , was indicted for privately stealing a white Handkerchief, value 2 s. from the Person of John Cormell , on the 23d of November last. The Fact was plainly prov'd, and the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Cooke , of the Parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul's was indicted for a Cheat, in endorsing two Notes, of 50 l. each, payable to Mr. Thomas Bateman , with the Name of Thomas Bateman, without his Leave or Order, and with Intent to defraud the said Thomas Bateman of the Value of the said Notes . It appear'd from the Evidence against the Prisoner, that he was Servant to Mr. Bateman, the Receiver of the Coal-Duty for building of Churches, about 6 Years, in which time he was entrusted with the Management of Mr. Bateman's Affairs; that Mr. Bateman being to account with the Commissioners, Mr. Cooke found himself short, and therefore goes to Mr. Robinson, who sign'd the Notes, and desir'd him to make himself Debtor to Mr. Bateman 235 l. upon Condition to return him all his Notes in their Hands; which being agreed to, Cooke, who had taken up 150 l. of one Gudger for his private Affairs, and had been often sollicited for the Money, endorses two of Mr. Robinson's Notes with Mr. Bateman's Name, and one with his own, and gave them to Gudger: but Mr. Robinson informing Bateman, that some of his Notes were out , he went to Cooke about it, who found means to get them out of Gudger's Hands, and at last gave them to Mr. Bateman who looking upon them, saw two of them endors'd with his Name; and being ask'd how he durst do it, replied, 'Twas no Harm. Cooke in his Defence said, That he had the sole Management of his Master's Business, which he transacted by verbal Order: That he never defrauded , nor intended to defraud Mr. Bateman , tho' many thousand Pounds had pass'd through his Hands for him: That upon a Difference between the Commissioners and Mr. Bateman, he was obliged to go into the Mint; and Mr. Bateman was in Danger of losing his Place; which brought upon him this Prosecution. That he had very much reduc'd his Debt to Mr. Bateman: and that he endors'd the Notes having a regard to Mortality only, and not in the least to injure his Master. The Jury considering the Matter, acquitted the Prisoner.

John Wright and John Chapman , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , were indicted for feloniously stealing 7 English Guineas, 1 French Guinea, and 12 l. 4 s. in Money, out of the House of Nath. Spurling , on the 27th of April last. The Fact was fully proved upon Wright; but the Evidence not being sufficient to convict Chapman, he was acquitted ; and Wright found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

John Nicholls , of the Parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul's , was indicted for breaking the House of John Hut , and stealing thence 35 Yards of Callicoe, in the Day time, some Persons being therein , on the 5th of December last. It appear'd the Prisoner lift up a Sash in the Parlour, took out the Goods, and ran away; but upon crying out Stop Thief, the Prisoner threw down the Goods, and was taken; after which he fell on his Knees, and beg'd the Prosecutor's Pardon. He denied the Fact, and said several Persons were in the Street when he was taken: That he beg'd Pardon, and promis'd Satisfaction, out of fear of a Prison; and not as an Acknowledgement of the Guilt. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Flood , of the Parish of St. Michael Basishaw, was indicted upon an Inquisition taken before the Coroner on the 3d of October last, for a wilful Neglect of proper Physick and Nourishment for the Preservation of the Life of Susan Shepherd , a Lunatick, under her Charge; for want of which the said Susan Shepherd miserably died . The Substance of the Evidence for the King was, That the Prisoner made herself acquainted with Mrs. Shepherd at Maidstone, and persuaded her to come with her to London most part by Water, she being then in a weak Condition, where she took two Rooms. That during that Time she took but little Care of the Deceas'd, and that for the last Fortnight of her Life she kept Fire, Candle, and all other Necessaries from her. That the Deceas'd having an Estate. of about 80 l. per Annum, the Prisoner deluded her to sell one half for 620 l. which Money remains in the Prisoner's Hands. That the People who liv'd in the House, observing no Meat, Drink, or other Necessaries administred as usual, and that she appear'd no more at her wonted Times, going into her Chamber, found her very ill, and at the Point of Death. That an Apothecary being sent for, he declar'd she was in a Fever, and had not half an Hour to live. That being dead, the Prisoner refus'd to bury her as the Deceas'd had desir'd, or that the Searchers should visit her Body. That being buried privately, she was taken up 12 Days after by Order of the Coroner; and being viewed by two Surgeons, they were of Opinion she died of a Fever, for want of proper Advice and Remedies. The Prisoner's Defence was, That she had no Power over her late dear Friend Mrs. Shepherd. That she did not know in the least that she was afflicted beyond what was usual at the Return of her Fits. That she had a very great Respect for the Deceas'd, and was very much griev'd at her Death. She call'd a great many credible Witnesses, who depos'd, That Mrs. Shepherd was frequently subject to Fits; in which Condition, one Evidence depos'd, she drank hut two Draughts of warm Ale in four Days: And another, That she knew her to have Fits ten Days together to such a Degree, that she neither eat nor drank any thing all that Time. That she had been often importan'd to take the Advice of Physicians; but she always refus'd it, saying, she had tried them too much already, and would have nothing more to do with them. That during the Intervals of her Fits , she would frequently express herself kindly of Mrs. Flood and seem'd very desirous of making her Satisfaction for the Civility, Care and Tenderness, with which she was always treated by her. That she always complained of her Relations , who she said had been very rude and uncivil That Mrs. Flood had done her great Services. That the Deceas'd always chose Privacy and Retirement. And that the Prosecutor's Motives were Malice and Revenge, being Heir at Law to the Deceas'd's Estate. Several Persons of great Note and Distinction gave the Prisoner an excellent Character, And the jury considering the Matter, acquitted her.

Charles Griffith , of the Parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry , was indicted for feloniously stealing 50 Ounces of China, and 14 Ounces of Tea, value 4 l. the Goods of Tobias Isham , on the 3d Instant. It appear'd the Prisoner was a Day-Servant ; and at Nights, when he went home, took Opportunities to steal the Goods. The Prosecutor suspecting the Prisoner, search'd his Lodgings and found his Goods. The Prisoner said in his Defence, he bought them to send to his Relations in Wales, who were Persons of Note. Upon the Whole, the Jury brought him in guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Vineyard , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the East , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Pounds of Sugar value 8d. out of the Warehouse of William Hyton on the 7th Instant. The Fact was prov'd upon him, and he was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Whipping. See summary.]

James Gill , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for privately stealing 3 Pound Weight of Camblet Warp, and 2 Pound Weight of Worsted Warp, Value 28 s. out of the Warehouse of Edward Allen and Tho Eades , on the 23d of November last. It appear'd the Prisoner was employ'd as a Journeyman Weaver by the Prosecutors to make Camblet; and having frequent occasion to come to the Warehouse for Materials, took Opportunities to steal the Goods. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said he had them from the Prosecutor's Servant, that gave out the Goods. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Henry White , of the Parish of St. Mary White-Chappel was indicted for the Murder of Robert Wilson , with the Blows of his Fists , on which he instantly died , on the 19th of October last. He was also indicted no the Coroner's Inquest for Manslaughter. It appeared the Prisoner, the Deceas'd, and another Soldier , were very much in Drink together, and the Deceas'd quarell'd with the Prisoner about having more, and gave him two Blows with his Fist; upon which the Prisoner gave him another over the other Soldier's Back, and then the Deceased fell: But it not being believed that that One Blow occasion'd his Death, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.

Katherine Carr , of the Parish of St. Anne Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing 9 Dowlas Shirts, 9 Flaxen Sheets, 1 Apron, 1 Holland Pillowbear, 5 Neckloths, 5 Handkerchiefs, 6 Holland Caps, and other Linnen, to the Value of 50 s. out of the Dwelling-House of Henry Reeves , on the 28th of November last. It appeared, the Prisoner had been the Prosecutor's Servant , who depos'd he heard somebody go out of his House about 6 a Clock in the Evening and following the Person, found the Goods abovementioned on the Ground in the Street, where he seiz'd the Prisoner, but could not swear he saw her drop them. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said she waited in the Street for a sight of her Mistress, to borrow a Crown of her; which being consider'd, the Jury acquitted her.

John Day , of the Parish of St. Mary White-Chappel was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Handle of a Grindstone, Value 1 s. 6 Iron Hoops, 3 s. and 1 Head of a Hatchet , 6 d. out of the Shop of James Head , on the 15th of October last.

He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing 9 Pieces of Bar-Iron, value 6 s. 1 Iron Screw-Plate and other Goods, out of the Work-house of John Webb and Edward Stevenson , on the 15th of October last. The Facts were both proved, and the Jury found him guilty of each to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Coulson , of the Parish of St. Paul Shadwell , was indicted for privately stealing 3 Pair of Women's Bodice, Value 20 s. out of the Shop of Francis, Green , on the 17th of October last. The Evidence against the Prisoner set forth , That her Sister being a servant to the Prosecutor , she came to her House under a Pretence of Shifting herself; four Days after she miss'd some Goods, and met the Prisoner accidentally with a Pair of the Bodice under her arm; and challenging them, the Prisoner said she bought them in the Minories but afterwards denied it, and said she had them from her Sister: Upon her Trial she said her Sister gave them her to pawn for Money to buy a Shift, but thought her Sister had bought them. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Watts , of the Parish of Hillingham , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bay Mare, Value 3 l. the Good of Jonathan Heddington , out of Islington Fields , on the 16th of October last . It appear'd, the Prisoner was stopped at Uxbridge upon the Mare, without Bridle or Saddle , who gave several false Accounts how he came by her; but being carried before a Justice, he confess'd the Fact as laid in the Indictment. He made no Defence upon his Trial , and the Jury found him Guilty .

Richard Bowcher , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes was indicted for breaking and entering the Dwelling-House of Thomas Brown , with Intent to steal his Goods , on the 3d of November last. The Fact was plainly prov'd, and the jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Bell , alias Brown , of the Parish of St. Martin in the fields , was indicted for privately stealing 5 Shop-Books, Value 20 s. out of the Shop of William Langton , on the 8th of November last. The fact was plainly prov'd and the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Henry Howard , alias Powell , of the Parish of South-Mimms , was indicted for an assault on the King's Highway , on the Person of Sarah Maddocks , and robbing her of 2s. 6 s. on the 15th of October last, about 7 a Clock in the Evening. Mrs. Maddocks depos'd that between Barnet and Kicks-end the Prisoner met her Sister, and said, How do you do ? Give me your Money; who replied, she had none . D - n ye, says he, I will have Money, or else I'll shoot you; upon which she offer'd him some Farthing, which he dash'd out of her Hand, and said , D - n ye, I want Gold and Silver, and Gold and Silver I will have; and then came to herself and said , D - n ye, must I wait here all Night? Give me your Money ; who told him she had but half a Crown. Give it me quickly, says he, and put his Hand into her Pocket, and took the Money. After this they describ'd the Prisoner to some Labourers, who took him. They were both very positive in the Man. He denied it upon his Trial, and said he had no Pistol about him, and but 5 s . in Money, when taken. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Behn , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing I Callicoe Gown, value 40 s. 1 Callicoe Wastcoat, value 10 s. some Shirts and other Linnen , the Goods of Joseph Coulson , on the 15th of November last Mrs. Coulson depos'd, she was going up Stairs and met the Prisoner, upon which she ask'd her what she had been doing above Stairs; No harm (replied she) I only come to ask a Civil Question. But going into the Room she found the Goods above mention'd taken out of a Chest of Drawers, and bundled up in the Maid's Apron, that hung upon the Rails, upon the Floor. The Maid confirm'd the same . A Pick-lock Key was found in her Pocket. She made a frivolous Defence; upon which the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Henry Mills , of the Parish of Heston , was indicted for breaking the House of Whitlock Bulstrode , Esq ; and stealing thence 1 Livery Cloth Coat and Wastcoat, and a Buck-skin pair of Breeches, value 5 1. 10 s. the Goods of Thomas Newman , on the 22d of September last. The Felony was plainly prov'd; upon which the Jury found him Guilty; but acquitted him of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Daniel Ayres , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of Francis Mellitony , in the Day-time, and stealing thence 1 Plod Stuff Night-Gown, 2 Perriwigs, 1 Deal Box, 2 pair of Stockings, and 2 Neck-cloths, the Goods of the said Francis Mellitony , on the 26th of October last. The Felony was plain; but the Burglary being doubtful, he was acquitted of that, and found guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Davis , of the Parish of St. Anne Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Cloth Wastcoat and Breeches, 1 Gown and Petticoat, 1 Flannel Wastcoat, and other Goods, under the Value of 40 s. from John Nixon , on the 21st of November last. The Fact was plainly prov'd; and the Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Woodruffe , of the Parish of St. Paul Covent-Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Yards of Silver Fringe, value 7 l. 3 Holland Shirts, value 30 s. the Goods of Robert Viner , out of the House of Elizabeth Belgrave , on the 15th of March, in the 13th Year of the late Queen . The Evidence not being sufficient to convict the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Margaret Anderson , William Cowley , and Sarah Fletcher , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , were indicted, Anderson as Principal, for feloniously stealing a Gown and Petticoat, and other Goods , from Christopher Banister , on the 16th of December last; and Cowley and Fletcher, as Accessories, in receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . But there being no Prosecution, they were acquitted

Richard Simpson , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Holland Apron, value 6 d. 1 Silk Handkerchief 9 d. 1 pair of Boots 2 s. the Goods of Alexander Rogers . The Fact being prov'd upon him, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Christian Griffith , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Norwich Crape Gown and Petticoat, 1 Apron, 2 Shifts , 1 Child's Frock, and a Suit of Headcloths from Thomas Chipping . The Prosecutor not appearing, she was acquitted .

Anne Powell , alias Alice Marsh , of the Parish of St. Mary Savoy , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Guinea , the Goods of Elizabeth Clever , on the 1st of November last; But the Proof not being sufficient, she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Cammel , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Guineas, and 3 Pounds in Money , from David Macdonald , on the 1st Instant. Macdonald depos'd, he lost his Money out of his Trunk; and the Prisoner being continually drunk after that time, gave him Cause to suspect her, she lodging in the same House; and searching her Room, found 4 1.16 s. 6 d. in an Oatmeal Barrel in her Bed, cover'd with her Water amongst which was the 2 Guineas, one of 'em being. Queen Anne's Guinea, which he particularly knew. She only said in her Defence, the Prosector ow'd her a Spite. The jury found her Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Robert Mills , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 16 Sheep, value 41. out of the Grounds of Sir Roger Hill , at Denham , on the 28th of October last. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon him, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Katherine King , and Elizabeth Williams , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for privately stealing 38 Yards of Worsted Camblet , value 40 s. 1 Cloth Coat 30 s. and 1 Sagathie Coat 30 s the Goods of John Preston , on the 18th of November last. The Fact was plainly prov'd upon King, and the two Coats were taken upon her; but Williams denied being concern'd in it, and said, she was a Stranger to the Design : Upon which the Jury acquitted her; but King was found Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Sarah Barnes , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for breaking the House of Mary Clark , in the Night-time, and stealing thence 1 Cloth Gown and Petticoat, 1 Scarf, 1 Suit of Lac'd Headcloths, and other Things , on the 27th of November last; but the Proof not being satisfactory to the Jury, she was acquitted .

Mary Still , alias Steel , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of Joseph Stolwood , in the Night-time, and stealing thence 4 Diaper Table-Cloths, 2 Holland Smocks, 4 Diaper Napkins, 3 Knives, 2 Silk Handkerchiefs, 3 Cambrick Handkerchiefs, with Aprons, and other Linnen to a considerable Value , on the 9th of November last. The Proof being full, she was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Jane Mower , and John Kelley , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted upon two Indictments; she, as Principal, for feloniously stealing a great Quantity of Plate, Houshold and Wearing Linnen, and Apparel, to a very great Value; and 28 Lottery Tickets, for the Year 1710, value 224 l some Rings, 2 Silver Watch, and 71 Guineas , the Goods of Thomas Smith ; and he, as Accessory, in receiving the same, knowing them to be stoln , on the 1st of October last. This Trial was very long, but the Substance of the Evidence on each side may be reduc'd to this: That for the King was as follows : Mr. Smith swore, he lost the Goods above-mention'd ; That the Prisoner, who had liv'd with him a Year and a half, as his Housekeeper , persuaded him to go to Chiswick , to see his Grand Children, and for the Advantage of his Health; as accordingly he did; where the Prisoner was to come to him: But she failing of her Promise, he grew uneasie , and came to Town, found his Doors fast and his House empty; and upon breaking it open, the Goods mention'd in the Indictment gone . Immediately he goes in Exchange-Alley, and puts up his Lottery Tickets; by which Means he discover'd the Prisoners, who sold them there. Upon this he made it his Business to find them out; and being inform'd Kelly was at Hull, in the Post of a Lieutenant in that Garrison , he employ'd a Person with a Warrant to apprehend him; which was done with great Caution and Respect, the Prisoner Mower being taken before at the same Place, where she kept Kelly Company. One Beatknife depos'd, he search'd the Prisoner's Room, and in a Hair Trunk found a great part of the Goods; most of which were sworn to by the Prosecutor and his Daughter to be theirs, in Court. It was prov'd by several Witnesses, that the Prisoner Kelly manag'd the selling of the Tickets, and that Mower gave the Receipts; And that he went to the Three Cups in Aldersgate-street , to bespeak a place in the Lincoln Coach for himself, designing for Hull , which was however fill'd up by the Prisoner Mower ; That they lay together at the said Inn, and were there taken for Man and Wife; That the Goods were carried down by the said Coach in Kelly's Portmanteau , and that he himself went down with her on Horseback. The Prisoner Mower said in her Defence, That Mr. Smith had made a Bargain with her in his Wife's Life-time, to come and live with him, if his Wife should die, and be his Bedfellow: That after his Wife was dead, he claim'd her Promise, and She went to live with him, and be put her into Possession of all he had: That she was with Child by him; upon which he order'd her to take a Room on t'other side the Water, and gave the Lottery Tickets for her Security: After this her Husband came to London from Berbadoes ; and having been inform'd of her late Course of Life, she was forc'd to dispose of the Tickets to appease him. To prove all this, she call'd several Witnesses, who depos'd, Mr. Smith was acquainted with her in his Wife's Life-time, and made her civil Visits; that once he came to the House where Mower lodg'd in Mourning , and claim'd her Promise to live with him, and took her away; That after this, she appear'd very fine, and the Evidence being surpriz'd at the Alteration, Mower said, Mr. Smith gave them her as a Reward for her Services. It was also depos'd by one, That Mr. Smith Seem'd very loth to Prosecute Mrs. Mower, and would not have done it, if Mr. Kelly would have given him a Bond not to prosecute him for false imprisonment ; and that he was very tender of her while in Newgate . There were others who depos'd, they heard Mr. Smith say in Newgate, he was very well satisfy'd as to her being with Child. Some there were also who spoke well of Mr. Mower's Reputation.

The Prisoner Kelly depos'd , That Mr. Mower (the Prisoner's Husband) sent for him about two Months ago, and enquir'd for his Wife; and that he inform'd him how she liv'd: That after this he went to Mrs. Mower, and inform'd her of her Husband's Arrival; which seem'd to disturb her, because of her familiarity with Mr. Smith. But after this, Mr. Mower and his Wife sent for him to a Tavern , and desir'd him to dispose of some Lottery Tickets for him; which accordingly he did, not doubting but they were his own: That after this, they all met again ; and Mr. Mower told him, he had married another Wife in Berbadoes ; but was now resolv'd to live with his Wife Jane , in Holland, where he had some Effects; and desir'd him to see his Wife safe at Hull, as soon as possible, and take care of her Embarkment there for that Voyage; for he having a Kinsman of his other Wife's in Town, who had some small Business to do with him in Holland , he durst not carry her with him lest he should be disoblig'd. To confirm all this, he produced a Letter; which he said was sent to his House in Town (where this Prisoner had a Wife and Family) from Mr. Mower in Holland, desiring him to dispatch the Business of his last Request ; for that now all Things were ready for his Wife's Reception. He also called several Witnesses to prove the Circumstances of his Defence, and to speak to his Reputation; who did him but little Service: And two Evidences call'd by the Prosecutor, gave them both the work of Characters . The Jury considering the Matter, found them both Guilty of the Indictments .

[Mower: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

[Kelley: Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Walker and Anne Body , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the House of , Esq ; and stealing from thence 1 Silver Saucepan , Value 50 s. 5 Silver Spoons, 3 l. 2 Diaper Table-Cloths, 16 s. and other Goods , on the 18th of October last. The Goods were taken upon Body, who confess'd the Fact, and at last discovered her Confederate Walker, who also con-fess'd it before a Justice. They made a very mean Defence upon Trial, and were found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

John Simpson , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Bay Gelding, Value 41. the Goods of Miles Wood , on the 30th of October last. Wood swore he lost his Gelding out of the Grounds at Munner's -End in Essex , and found it afterwards in one Powell's Custody on Tower-Hill. Powell depos'd he bought him of the Prisoner, who he took for a Grazier, for 31. 10 s. The Prisoner said he swopp'd his own Chesant Mare for him with a Man he met accidentally on the Road; but this Defence not being of any Weight with the Jury, he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Martha Moor of the Parish of St. James in Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Silver Tankard, Value 6 l. and a Napkin, 4 d. the Goods of George Cooke , on the 6th Instant. The Fact was very plain; but it appear'd the Prisoner, was in Drink: Whereupon the Jury found her Guilty only to the Value of 4 s.10.

[Branding. See summary.]

George Daniel , of the Parish of Marribone was indicted upon two indictments, for assaulting and putting in bodily Fear, Austin Smith and Joseph Lewis , on the King's Highway, and taking from each a Wastcoat, Value 2 s. on the 15th of October last. It appear'd the Prisoner was in Drink; and the Action seem'd more like a Drunken-Frolick, than the Effect of a real Intent to do Mischief; which the Jury, considering, he was aquitted of both Indictments.

Thomas Salter and Elizabeth Salter , of the Parish of St. Andrew in Holborn , were indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch, Value 3 l. from the Person of Anthony Barker , on the 28th of July last. Barker depos'd, That coming up Grays-Inn-Lane, a Woman clap'd him on the Back, and ask'd him to make her drink, which he consenting to, she carried him into the Prisoner's House, where they went up Stairs , and he call'd for a Quartern of Brandy , and in a little Time miss'd his Watch. Frances Strickland depos'd That she and Mr. Barker called for a Quartern of Brandy which was brought by Mrs. Salter, who pick'd his Pocket, and shew'd her the Watch behind his Back, and afterwards gave it to her Husband, and that she receiv'd 10 s. for her Service. The Prisoners depos'd, That Strickland was a Lodger in their House, and was not known by them to be an ill Person be-fore; That she called Mr. Barker Cousin and was with him in private; but denied they ever saw his Watch, or know anything of it, till he cry'd out he has Robb'd. They had both a good Character. The Jury acquitted the Prisoners .

Richard Eastgate and Edward Cannon , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , were indicted upon 3 indictments; For feloniously stealing, 5 Chair-Curtains, Value 12 s. the Goods of John Bullion and William Stringer , on the 2d of November last. The Facts were plainly prov'd upon Eastgate; but Cannon denied the Fact, and call'd some Witnesses to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character; upon which the Jury acquitted him; but found Eastgate Guilty of each Indictment to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Graves of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Cloth Coats, Value 30 s. a Cloth Wastcoat, 10 s. the Goods of Adam Smith , on the 13th of October last. Smith depos'd be lost his Goods, and found one of his Coats in Monmouth Street, at one Rowland's , who depos'd the Prisoner sold it him. The Prisoner said she bought it; but could not prove it. The Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Walter Onby and Elizabeth Onby , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , were indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Silk Hood and Scarf, Value 16 s. 1 Silk Handkerchief, 1 s. and 1 Cap, 6 d. the Goods of Elizabeth Merrifield on the 30th of November last. The Fact was prov'd upon the Man, who was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d. but the Woman was acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Jane Cape of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing 30 Yards of Stuff , Value 20 s. out of the Shop of Edward Pigg , on the 1st of November last. The Fact was plainly prov'd and the Goods taken upon her; which the Jury considering, found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Wells , of the Precinct of St. Katherines , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Pair of Watermen's Sculls , Value 5 s. the Goods of Thomas Christopher ; which Fact being plain, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ralph Walker , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for a Felony ; but the Prosecutor not appearing, he was acquitted .

William Willis , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for a Rape upon the Body of Phebe Shaw , a Virgin, under 14 Years of Age, on the 8th of October last. Phebe Shaw depos'd, That the Saturday Night before, the House being clear, her Master follow'd her down Stairs into the Cellar, as she went to draw her Mistress some Drink, and shew'd her something, and ask'd her what it was; upon which she was frightned, and ran up Stairs: That the Thursday-Night after, she went to Bed about 11 a Clock, leaving her Master and Mistress with some Company below Stairs, who sate up all Night, and whilst she was a sleep, about 5 a-Clock next Morning, her Master put his cold Hands into her Bed, and wak'd her; upon which she said she would tell her Mistress, who thereupon replied, Hold your Tongue, you Toad, and then crept to Bed to her, stop'd her Mouth, and lay upon her a Quarter of an Hour; in which Time he entered and had Carnal Knowledge of her Body, and made her wet between the Legs after which she was very sore , but durst not tell her Mother till some Time after, when she made some persons aquainted with it by which means it reach'd her Eare, who immediately got a Midwife to search her; and she depos'd that the Wings of her Womb were t and that the Neck of it was turn'd quite out, which she thought must be done by a too early Copulation. The Prisoner in his Defence said, That Phebe Shaw had robb'd him, upon which he turn'd her away; and thereupon her Mother, who was a poor Woman, and could not maintain her, put her Daughter upon this Prosecution. That his Wife had also taken a Warrant out against the said Phebe Shaw. And some Persons were call'd who depos'd they heard the Mother say, That since they had put out one of her Daughter's Eyes, she would put out both theirs. One Evidence depos'd that the Child had told her, a Country-man lay with her as she was upon the Road in her Way to London : And several others gave Evidence that made it look like a malicious Prosecution, upon which the Prisoner was acquitted .

Sarah Whitby , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted as an Accessory in receiving a Guinea, privately stole from the Person of Andrew Wood , knowing it to be stole ; for which the Principal ( Elizabeth Jefferies ) was convicted last Sessions. There being no Proof , she was acquitted .

Mary Fear , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Gold Rings, Value 30 s. the Goods of Thomas Floyd on the 23d of October last. But the Proof not being satisfactory to the Jury, and she making a good Defence, she was acquitted .

William Godsell , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 17 Yards of Green Cloth, Value 7 1. 10 s. 15 Yards of Scarlet Cloth, Value 16 l. the Goods of , on the 8th of November last. To which indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Goodwyn alias Briggs , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for receiving the Goods stoln by the aforesaid William Godsell , knowing them to be stoln : But the Evidence not reaching her, she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Cooke , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Gold Ring, value 30 s. 1 Silk Gown 2 s. the Goods of Sarah Dean , on the 2d of November last. The Fact, upon Trial, appear'd to have been done in Kent; upon which she was acquitted .

Mary Andrews , of the Parish of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for stealing 1 Apron, 3 Yards of Gold Lace, and a Coat , from John Huson ; which Fact appearing plain, and the Prisoner having confess'd it, she was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Felix Rainsford , of the Parish of St. Peter le Chaine , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Purbeck Stones, value 4 s. the Goods of Robert Churchill , Esq ; The Fact not being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Jackson , of the Parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing 1 Drugget pair of Breeches , value 10 s. the Goods of Samuel Micklethwait , on the 1st of November last. The Fact was prov'd; but the Jury considering Circumstances, brought her in Guilty to the Value of 10 d. only.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Rose alias Hall , was indicted for a Misdemeanor ; but no Evidence appearing, she was acquitted .

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 13.

Thomas Smith , John Wild , John Wright , Richard Bowcher , Richard Bell , alias Brown, Henry Howard , alias Powell, Elizabeth Cammel , Katherine King , Mary Still , alias Steel, Jane Mower , Thomas Walker , Anne Body , John Simpson .

Burnt in the Hand, 10.

John Attsy , William Godsell , Mary Behn , Henry Mills , Daniel Ayres , Mary Davis , Robert Mills , John Kelly , Martha Moor , Jane Cape .

To be Whip'd, 19.

George Poole , Elizabeth Wild , Thomas West , Mary Smith , Thomas Hall , Phillip Storey , John Nicholls , Charles Griffith , William Vineyard , John Day , James Gill , Mary Coulson , Richard Simpson , Richard Eastgate , Elizabeth Graves , Walter Onby , Richard Wells , Mary Andrews , Elizabeth Jackson .

Thomas Smout , fin'd 5 Marks.

Elizabeth Cammel , Katherine King , Mary Still , Jane Mower , and Ann Body , pleaded their Bellies ; and a Jury of Matrons being impanell'd, found Cammell , King, and Mower, Quick with Child; but Still, and Body not.

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