Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 20 December 2014), February 1716 (17160222).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 22nd February 1716.

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 22d, 23d, 24th, and 25th, of February, 17 15/16. In the Second Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.

BEfore the Right Hon. Sir CHARLES PEERS , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Justice Powis, Mr. Justice Dormer , Mr. Justice Montague, 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.

Henry Merttins

John Applebee

John Staples

Adams Roberts

William Staples

Richard Cope

Francis Hawford

Hugh Wackworth

Thomas Harris

Henry Soamast

John Spinest

Henry Cliffton .

Middlesex Jury.

Bruce Randall , Gent.

Robert Lord

Thomas Hall

William Diston

Ebonezer Cawdron

John Marley

Guy Stone

Thomas Kingsman

Charles Russel

Thomas Stiff

William Giles

Edward Perciuall.

Robert Ramsden , of the Parish of St. Lawrence Jewry , was indicted for privately stealing 50 Pound weight of white and colour'd Thread, value 4 l. out of the Warehouse of Daniel Bonner and Thomas Sparrow , on the 18th of January last. The Fact was fully prov'd Felony but the Evidence not coming up to the Indictment, he was found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d .

[Branding. See summary.]

Samuel Lauson, alias Faulstone of the Parish of St, Sepulchres was indicted for breaking the House of Christopher Bryan , in the Night-time, and taking thence a Cloth Coat, 1 Camblet Coat, 1 Stuff G.....n Sute of Headcloaths, 3 Yards of Drugget, and other Goods , on the 14th Instant . It was depos'd by the Prosecutor that his House was broke; And two Watchmen swore they took the Prisoner with the Prosecutor's Goods, That the Prisoner had a Companion who shot one of them in the Cheek, and made his Escape; but threw down his Bundle. It was also prov'd, That the Prisoner had a Perriwig of the Prosecutor's in his Pocket when he was taken. The Prisoner applied himself chiefly in his Defence to clear himself of the Wigg, which he said was his by exchange; and that he knew nothing of its being stole. The other Goods he said he was hir'd to carry. The Jury considering the Matter found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Young , of the Parish of St. Sepuchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Porridge-pot, 1 Riding-hood, and some Sheets, the whole Value 20 s. belonging to the Governour and one of the Matrons of St. Thomas's Hospital , on the 15th Instant . The fact was prov'd, and the Goods were recover'd from the Place where (when the Prisoner was apprehended) she confess'd she had pawn'd them; which the Jury considering, found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Laurence , of the Parish of St. Margaret New Fish-street , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Pieces of Fustian, out of the Warehouse of William Bullock , on the 17th of January last. It was clear enough that the Goods were stole by the Prisoner; but there being some Doubt concerning the Nature of the Felony, the Jury brought him in Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d .

[Branding. See summary.]

Benjamin Speed (a Boy ) of the Parish of St. Mildred in Breadstreet , was indicted for privately stealing 80 Pound weight of Bacon, value 30 s, 3 Legs of Mutton, value 7 s. 6 d the Goods of Thomas Burn , on the 12th Instant . The Fact was plain enough, but the Jury considering the Age of the Prisoner, brought him in Guilty to the Value of 10 d. only.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Harrell , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Linnen Sheets, 1 Table-Cloth, and 1 Holland Shirt , the Goods of Samuel Reason , on the 15th Instant . The Fact was prov'd, but the Jury considering some Circumstances, brought him in Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joseph Hutton , of the Parish of St. Mary la Bow , was indicted for privately stealing 1 Silver hilted Sword, value 52 s. from the Person of Capt. James Cox , on the 6th Instant. Capt. Cox swore, That on the late Queen's Birth-day at Night, being out with his Company, which was upon Duty at Bow Church , about Six a Clock, while he was alone, the Prisoner and two other Persons came by him and jostled him, and thrust him up to the Wall; That the Prisoner held down his Hands, stood Face to Face, and at last drew away his Swords which he immediately shifted to another, and made off. Another Evidence was a Witness to the Fact, and inform'd the Captain of it; who, being at Liberty, and out of his Surprize, pursu'd the Prisoner and took him, and put him under a Guard and afterwards sent him to the Compter. The Proof was very satisfactory, and the Jury found him Guilty .

He was a Second Time indicted of the Parish of St. Brides , for an Assault and Robbery on the King's Highway, the 15th of January last, on the Body of Francis Green , taking from him a Perriwig, value 35 s .

He was a third Time indicted, of the Parish aforesaid, for assaulting and robbing the Person of William Huggins , sen. , on the King's Highway, the same Day , taking from him a Cane, value 2 s.

He was a fourth Time indicted, of the Parish and Day aforesaid, for assaulting and robbing the Person of William Huggins , Jun. taking from him a Silver Watch and Case, value 4 l. and a Steel Seal, value 6 d .

Mr. Green's Evidence and that of the two Huggin's was much the same in relating the Circumstances of the Facts by which it appear'd, That the three Prosecutors were going along Fleetstreet about 8 a Clock at Night; that Mr. Huggins, jun being forerr oft about Fleet-Bridge , with a Link in one Hand and a Cane in the other. The Prisoner took hold of his Cane; but being foil'd in the Scuffle, they had not gone many Yards before they were all attack'd by the Prisoner and 6 or 7 more of his Gang, who us'd them barbarously, and cut Mr. Huggins the younger from his Mouth to his Ear; which was also very much wounded, twice down his Back stobb'd him in the Thight and at lay know'd high down. The others also receive'd some slight Cuts, and several Blows, and in the Fray they lost the Goods abovemention'd. The Prisoner was a principal Man amongst 'em, and at that time was very genteel, now dress'd like a Soldier: All the rest escap'd. The Fact was very well prov'd upon him, and the Jury found him Guilty of all three indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

Frances Tate and Elizabeth Oxbury of the Parish of St. Andrew in Holbourn , were indicted for privately stealing 40 Yards of Dimity, value 38 s. out of the Shop of Thomas Nash , on the 23rd of January last. The fact was plainly prov'd upon Oxbury, who was taken with the Goods upon her; but Tate denied she knew any thing of the other's Intention, and nothing was found upon her which the Jury considering, acquitted her, but found Oxbury guilty of the Indictment.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Thomas Parsons , of the Parish of St. Dunstan, in the West , was indicted for privately stealing several Yards of Muslin and Cambrick from the Person of Elizabeth Martin , the Goods of George Tyler and Mary Wakefield on the 2d Instant . The Evidence was very full against him, by which it appear'd, the Prisoner with some Confederates were loitering about a Board that was in Fleetstreet , for Passengers to get over. That Eliz. Martin having the Goods in a Bandbox, the Prisoner thrust her up against the Wall, broke a Corner of the Box, and took away the Goods above mention'd, which he immediately convey'd to his Confederates, 'who were not taken. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Davd Cooke and Jonathan Robinson , of the Parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate , were indicted for breaking the House of Katharine Coleman , in the Night-time, and taking thence 4 Perukes, value 4 l. 30oz. of Human Hair, value 5 l. 1 Looking-Glass, 30 s. and 4 Razors, value 5 s. the Goods of Edward Burrows , on the 7th of January last. They were both old Offenders in this Kind: And one Marshall, who made himself an Evidence, swore he was concern'd with them in this Pact, and gave a particular account of it, and to whom they sold the Goods; some of which were recover'd. They made no Defence and the Jury found them Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Frances Wetheridge , alias Green , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in persuading, encouraging, and employing one Ann Grant to personate the Widow of John Murray , and to receive 10 1. 9 s. of the late Queen's Bounty-Money for Widows, whose Husbands were slain in the Service of the Crown, and for forging a Warrant to that Purpose . It was plainly prov'd, and the Jury found her Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Jane Cole , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in publishing a false power, in the Name of Henry Bradbury by which she received 21 l. which was due by a legal Certificate to the Assigns of the said Henry Bradbury , lately blown up in the Edgar Man of War . Which Fact being fully prov'd the Jury found her Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

John Morris , was indicted for feloniously taking a second, Wife, his first being then alive . The Proof being very plain, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Christopher Matthews , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing a Perriwig, value 8 l. from the Person of William Simplon , a Boy, the Goods of Anthony Westler , on the 21st of Jan . last. There was no Doubt but the Prisoner was Guilty; but he having by some Means spirited away a Boy who saw him take the Wigg out of a Band-box as Simpson was going over a Board, and who was the Principal Evidence; the Jury were oblig'd to acquit him.

, of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for privately stealing a Perriwig, value 4 l. from the Person of Benjamin Ford , the Goods of Robert Ayliffe , on the 4th Instant . The Fast was fully prov'd upon him and he was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Margaret Hopman , of the Parish of St. Ann in Black-fryars was indicted for privately stealing 1 Silver Watch, value 5 l. a Movement 30 s. and 1 Guinea from the Person of Thomas Freeman and , for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor depos'd he and the Prisoner Hopman went into a House in Blackfryars to drink, where they staid about half an Hour, in which time Hopman strugling to kiss him, took the Watch, Movement, and Money out of his Pockets. And that A. J. sold the Watch to one Turbitt . But Turbitt not appearing, and the Prosecutor being in Drink when he lost the Goods, the Jury acquitted the Prisoners.

Richard Walker , of the Parish of St. Martin Ludgate , was indicted for breaking the House of John Casbery in the Night-time, and stealing thence 18 Perriwigs, value 5 l. the Goods of the said Casbery, on the 4th of December last. Casbery swore his House was broke, and that he lost the afore-said Goods; upon which he search'd the Prisoner's House, but found none of them there; but going to one Smith's, found some of Wiggs, and Smith told him he had them from Walker. Another Evidence, who was Smith's Servant, depos'd she saw her Master pay the Prisoner for them; and that she dawn'd some Goods to make up the Money (3l. 10 s.). This Girl and the Prosecutor swore to two of the Wiggs, which were shew'd to the Court. There was another Evidence who swore he found these two Wiggs at Smith's, who, said he had them of the Prisoner, and vouch'd it to his Face; which the other at the same time denied. The Prisoner denied the Fact and said he was taken up once before, but was admittted to Bail, and had withdrawn his Recognizances; but was now reprehended, for a Crime he was no ways Guilty of. He call'd several considerable Persons to his Reputation, who gave him an extraordinary Character; which the Jury considering, and that Smith himself did not appear, together with the Deficiency of the Evidence in proving the Burglary upon the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

William Beam , alias Boyce and David Stephens , of the Parish of St. Olave Jewry , were indicted for privately stealing 1 Perriwig, value 15 s. from the Person of Thomas Johnson , on the 5th Instant . Mr. Johnson depos'd, That going along the Old Jewry with his Wife, having a Link in one Hand, Stephens came up to him and snatch'd his Link, and at the same time Boyce took away his Wigg; and that they got away from him; but being pursu'd were both taken. The Prisoners denied the Fact, and call'd some Persons who gave 'em fair Characters; but said they had been drinking that Night, and believ'd it might be only a quarrelsom Humour; which the Jury considering, brought them both in Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Katharine Johnson , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Poplin Gown and Petticoat value 20s. 18 Linnen Aprons, 18 s. and other Goods , from Hugh Coleman , on the 21st of Jan . last. This appear'd to be a very trifling and insidious Prosecution; upon which the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.

Katharine Wood of the Parish of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Checque Linnen Shirts, value 6 s. out of the Shop of Christopher Gore , on the 4th of Jan . last. The fact was fully prov'd; but the Jury considering the Value, found her Guilty of single Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

George Thompson , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling- house of John Cannington , and stealing thence 1 Coat, value 15 s. 1 pair of Breeches, 1 s. 6 d. 1 Perriwig, value 10 s. and 1 Shirt 2 s. with other Things , on the 6th Instant . The Evidence falling in fixing the Fact upon the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Thomas Dunbar , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Cloth Cloak, value 20 s. the Goods of Beversham Rivers , Esq; on the 18th Instant . Two Witnesses swore they caught the Prisoner with the Cloak upon his Shoulders which the Prisoner denied: However, it was plain the Prisoner had not carried it off the Premisses , which the Jury considering, brought him in Guilty to the Value of 10 d . .....

[Whipping. See summary.]

Obadiah Lemon , alias Oby Lemons , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 Yards of Drugget, Value 3 l. the Goods of William Pritchard , on the 4th Instant . It appear'd by the Evidence, That Mr. Pritchard's boy was order'd to carry the aforesaid Goods to a customer to due which tir'd by the Way, he rested the Bundle upon a Staff; upon which the Prisoner (pretending to belong to the next House) look'd through the Keyhole, and ask'd the Boy if he saw the Maid bring in two bottles of Wine's and the Boy replying No, he told him, if he would go to the King's Arms Tavern, and bid her make hastle, he would give him a Penny: But the Boy refus'd it at first, not knowing where to leave his Goods whereupon the Prisoner told him, he might leave his Goods any where, for he would take Care of them, and then gave hid ny and a Brass Ring, which the Boy believing to be a one , accepted, and went of the Birrand , but found no and on his Return no Goods: But an Evidence who observ'd the Prisoner, stopt him with the Bundle under his Arm before he had gone far, who appear'd in great Surprize and Confusion. He made a very weak Defence ; and was found Guilty of Felony .

He was a second time indicted, of the Parish aforesaid, for feloniously stealing 28 Yards of Shalloon, Value 11 s. 2 Yards of Broad Cloath, 20 s. the Goods of Peter Towsegg , on the 26th of January last. An Evidence depos'd, His Master was a Dyer, and was sent by him to Mr. Towsegg's for the Goods aforesaid to dye; but pitching his Burthen to his Way home saw the Prisoner sitting at a Door, who ask'd him if he was a Ticket-Porter , and told him he would give him a Great to go to the Castle Tavern and enquire for one Captain Williams , and tell him, Mr. Lemon defir'd his Company at Supper, and he would take Care of his Burthen; which he doing accordingly, found upon his Return that he had lost both his Goods and his Wages. After this, when the Prisoner was apprehended for the Fact abovemention'd, he went to see him, and swore he was the same that robb'd him: But there being no other Evidence to the Fact, he was acquitted of this Indictment.

Robert Prince , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Paper Shop Books, Value 10 s. out of the Shop of Tobias Maynard , on the 16th Instant . The Fact was plainly proved; but the Jury considering the Nature of some Circumstances, found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d . only.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Williams , of the Parish of St. Mary Somerset , was indicted for privately stealing 8 Bushels of White Corn, Value (with the two Sacks) 33 s. out of the Warehouse of Thomas Beaton , on the 20th of Jan . last. The Fact was prov'd, and the Man found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Charles Palmer of the Parish last aforesaid, was indicted for privately stealing 1 Sack of Brown Malt, Value 13 s. 6 d. from the Warehouse of the said Thomas Beaton , on the 19th Instant . This Fact was also fully prov'd; but it appearing that he was drawn in by Williams, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony only to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Nathanael Bridgeman and Thomas Skelton were indicted for a Misdemeanor, in publishing a forg'd Indenture to defraud one John Forster of 41 l. due to him from the Government, for the Service of John Madley , his Apprentice, on Board the Ruby Man of War . This Fact was fully prov'd upon the Prisoners,; who were both found Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Charles Beadle , of the Parish of Christ Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Holland Shirts, Value 20 s. 1 Pair of Worsted Stockings, 5 s. and 55 l. in Money , the Goods and Money of John Hills , on the 29th of December last. The Evidence depos'd, The Prisoner was his Fellow- Servant at the Queen's Arms Tavern in Newgate-street: That having lost the Goods, he suspected the Prisoner, and upon Search found one of his Shirts upon his Back. The Prisoner denied it; but the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

He was a second time indicted, of the same Parish, for stealing 2 Gold Rings, Value 15s. and 20 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Susan Cypress , on the 4th Instant . The Prosecutor depos'd the Prisoner confess'd the Fact to her, and that the Constable had the Rings; but neither the Constable nor a Confession appearing in Evidence, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner of this Indictement.

He was a third time indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Silver Salver, Value 3 l. a pair of Silver Spurs and other Goods , the Property of Thomas Gregory in the Parish of St. Margaret New Fish-street , on the 20th of January last. The Prosecutor swore he lost the Goods; That the Prisoner confess'd he had done him an Injury, and would make him amends and that he found most of them by the Prisoner's Directions; but at the same time spake very favourably of him; upon which he was acquitted of this Indictment.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Wade , of the Parish of St. Vedast , alias Foster, was indicted for privately stealing 11 Yards of Taffety-Ribbon, value 6 s. out of the Shop of Tho. Fletcher , on the 20th of January last. The Fact was plainly proved; but the Jury considering the Value, found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Bartwick , of the Parish of St. Vedast , alias Foster, was indicted for privately stealing 10 Yards of Ferreting , one Dozen of Laces, &c. to the value of of 16 s; The Prisoner, it appear'd, came into the Shop, and asked for a Half-penny-worth of Thread; but the Prosecutor's Servants having a Suspicion that she was a Shop-lifter, observed her Actions, and saw her take away the Goods in the Indictment, and after she was gone search'd her, and found the same put into a Place in her Petticoat, which was made only for such Purpose. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called some Witnesses, who deposed she was a very honest Woman: but that sometimes she was crazy, and behav'd herself like a Mad Woman: which the Jury considering, found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joseph Cad , of the Parish of St. Peter in Cornhill , was indicted for feloniously stealing a dead Lamb, value 10 s. the Goods of William Child , on the 17th Instant . This Indictment was well prov'd by the Evidence, and the Lamb taken upon him: however the Prosecutor denied it, and being young, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Frances Pirchell , of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 11 Sheets, 12 Huckaback Table-Cloths, and one Shirt, value 35 s. the Goods of William Gardener , on the 12th Instant , to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Leech and William Brooks , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Pewter Dishes, Value 7 s. 8 Pewter Plates, 12 s and other Things , the Goods of Thomas Brownrigg , on the 2d of January last.

They were a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Camblet Ridinghood, Value 12 s. the Goods of John Smith , on the 21st of December last, in the same, Parish. Both Facts were prov'd upon the Prisoners, who had confess'd them before a Justice of Peace; but the Confession not being produc'd in Court, and the Prisoners saying they were in Drink, the Jury took it into Consideration, and brought the Prisoners in Guilty of both Indictments to the Value of 10 d. each .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Richard Scott and John Hurrel , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , were indicted for assaulting James Wright on the King's Highway, and robbing him of a Hat, Perriwig, and Coat, to the Value of 8 s. on the 16th of January last. The Substance of the Evidence was, That Wright coming over Bunhill-Fields , was set upon by the Prisoners and robb'd, about 10 a Clock at Night, not far from the Snow-House; and some Gentlemen going along by the Wall, and hearing a Voice say, Tie him, shoot him, cried out Stop Thief, upon which they sled ; but being pursued by the Evidence, Scott was taken and sworn to, the Snow giving a great Light at that Time; and being carried before a Justice, he confess'd that Hurrel was concern'd with him in the Fact; and being order'd to draw up his Confession in Form in order to be sign'd, he chang'd his Mind, and would not know nor own any thing of it. The Jury considering the Matter, acquitted both the Prisoners of this Indictment.

They were a second time indicted, together with one John Bullock , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney for breaking the Dwelling-house of Nicholas Breeman , and stealing thence 101 Yards of Callimanco Stuff, 1 Silver Cup, and other Goods to the Value of 50 l. on the 8th of November last in the Night-time . Mr. Breeman depos'd, That having married a Widow, he took her Daughter into his Family; but she having been acquainted (as he has since discover'd) with a Gang of Thieves and Rogues; left him, and kept them Company and being reduc'd to great Poverty (the ordinary Fate of such dissolute Persons) she acquainted them how they might rob her honest Father-in-Law; accordingly, on the Night aforesaid, Bullock and Hurrell went out of a House together for that Purpose, Hurrell having a dark Lanthorn and a Bed-Screw, broke open the House and stole the Goods, leaving the Lanthorn and Screw behind them. The Fact being done, and the honest Man ruin'd; his miserable Daughter-in-Law, finding her self deceiv'd and disappointed in her Companions, made herself an Evidence against them. There were other Witnesses to fix the Fact upon Hurrell , beside the Circumstance of his own Confession, which however could not affect the other two. They all denied it at their Tryal; and Hurrell brought an Evidence who swore, that Breeman's Daughter was in Bed all that Night with a Young Man, in the same Room that she lay in with two others; That there were three Beds in it, and that the three Prisoners lay in them, from 8 a Clock that Night till 10 next morning. The Jury taking the Matter into their Consideration, brought Hurrell in Guilty of the Indictment and acquitted the other two.

Melchior Reynolds , was indicted for feloniously marrying a second Wife, his first being then alive . Both Marriages being prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Smith , (a Boy ) of the Parish of Hillinghall , was indicted for breaking the House of Michael Crosier in the Day-time, and taking thence a Deal-Box, with about 4 l. in Money, on the 6th Instant in the Day-time . The Felony was fully proved, but the Burglary did not appear; which the Jury considering, acquitted him of that, and found him Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Hannah Ratford , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing one Leathern Trunk, and in it a Gown and Petticoat, and other Goods of little Value , the Property of John Harrison , on the 15th of December last. The Prisoner confese'd the Fact before a Justice, which Confession was read in Court and proved; but she appearing very penitent and dejected, the Jury brought her in Guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Hutchins , of the Parish of St. Mary in White-chapel , was indicted for breaking open the House of John Kemp , in the Night-time, and stealing thence 14 Yards of Stuff, value 3 s. some Yards of Tape, value 9 d. and some Rows of Pins, value 6 d. the Goods of Susan Kemp , on the 27th of January last. The Goods being of little value, and the Fact not appearing to be Burglary, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Tomlins ; of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for privately stealing 38 s. 6 d. from the person of Martha Richardson ; on the 29th of December last; Mrs. Richardson deposed, That just before the Prisoner came in a young lady that lodged in the House went up Stairs, with a Gold Watch, and believed the Prisoner followed her in for-it; but missing of her End there, took an Opportunity to pick her Pocket; her Money being gone, she secured the Prisoner, who took it out of her Pocket to the exact Quantity she had named. The Prisoner in her Defence said it was her own Money that she took out of her Pocket, and that there were forty People in the Shop when she was apprehended; but this being denied by the Evidence, and the Fact being plainly prov'd by several Persons, the Jury found her Guilty .

She was a Second time indicted with Mary Smith, alias Fell not taken, of the Parish of St. John Wapping , for privately stealing 9 s. 6 d. from the Person of Elizabeth Tibby , on the 21st of Jan . last. It appear'd the Prisoner, and the other Woman, came to Mrs. Tibby's and cheapned a Leg of Mutton; but that not pleasing, they fix'd upon a leg with the Loyn, which were to be separated; upon which Tomlins went in; and whilst Mrs. Tibby was employ'd in cutting off the loyn, pick'd her pocket; after which, the Mutton no longer pleasing, they went away: but Mrs. Tibby presently missing her Money, call'd them back and said, there was another which would serve their purpose; upon which the Prisoner came back, and the Prosecutor charg'd her with the Fact, and told her the Money she lost was a half Crown, 3 Shillings, 3 plain Sixpences, and all the rest crooked; and then made her pull out the Money in her Pocket, which was just the Sum she mention'd. The Prisoner denied it; but being an old Offender, the Jury found her Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Frances Mills , of the Parish of St. Paul Covent-Garden , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Griffith Freeman , in the Day-time, and taking thence 1 cloth coat, value 30 s. the Goods of John Blake , and 1 Damask Night-Gown, value 40 s. and 1 pair of Silk Stockings, value 7 s, the Goods of Esq; Venner , on the 11th instant . There was no Proof of the Burglary; but the Felony being evident, the Jury found her Guilty of that only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Wild ; of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for privately stealing 3 pair of Silk Gloves, value 13 s. 6 d. out of the Shop of Charles Best , on the 6th of Jan last. The Prisoner came into the Shop for a pair of Black Silk Gloves, but not liking the first (according to the Custom of such Persons) others were shown her; in which time she had put up the Goods in the indictment, and then was very difficult, and nothing could please, and thereupon went away. But being call'd back, the Goods were found upon her; and the Prisoner begg'd for Mercy. In her Defence she said she long'd for them, and that she knew not why else she did it, not having any occasion as she knew of for them. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Roger Mort , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 pair of Flaxen Sheets, a Copper, and other Things , the property of the Reverend Mr. Langley , on the 19th of Jan . last. Mr. Langley depos'd his House in Surrey was broke open, and the Goods mentioned in the Indictment stole away. That afterwards the Copper being stopped at Mr. Justice Fuller's and he informed of it by a Publick Advertisement, be sent the Dimensions of that he had lost in a letter to Mr. Fuller, which exactly agreeing with the sald Copper, Mr. Fuller returned it, and it suited every way with the Brick-work it was taken from: Hereupon the Receiver produced the Prisoner, and said he bought it of him. However the Fact was not fairly fixed upon the Prisoner, who brought some Persons that swore he was not out that Night the Robbery was committed, and in other Respects gave him a good Character. The Jury acquitted him.

James Addison alias Allison , of the Parish of St. Anne Westminster , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of George Arnold , in the Night-time on the 18th of Jan last, with an intention to steal the Goods . The Fact was proved. Some locks were broke in the House, and the Prisoner taken in a Stable adjoining, with a Dark-lanthorn and other suspcious Things. There was nothing offered on the part of the Prisoner sufficient to clear his Innocence and the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Judith Bunny , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Camblet Ridinghood, value 12 s. 10 Yards of Ribbon, 8 s. a Handkerchief 2 s. the Goods of Thomas Williamson , on the 27th of Jan last. The Prisoner confessed, she stole the ridinghood before a justice; which Confession was read and proved in Court; but denied it upon her Trial. The Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mathew Chester , alias Cheshire ; of the Parish of Hendon ; was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bay Mare, value 8 l. the Goods of John Oakley , on the 17th of May last. To which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

He was a Second time indicted, of the said Parish, for Assaulting Edward More on the King's Highway, and robbing him of a Gelding value 5 l. the Goods of Sir John Austin , Bart , and a Gold Ring, value 10 s. the Goods of the said Edward More , on the 28th of Sept . last. To which Indictment he likewise pleaded Guilty .

He was a Third time indicted, of the Parish of Hendon, for Assaulting Richard Upton , on the King's Highway, and Robbing him of 8 Guineas, and 8 Shillings , the Goods and Money of the said Richard Upton , on the 4th of Sept . last. He also pleaded Guilty to this Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

David Long , of the Parish of Enfield , was indicted for Assaulting the Reverend Mr. Charles Sybbald , on the King's Highway, and robbing him of a Silver Watch, value 4 l. and 10 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of the said Charles Sybbald, on the 14th of September last. Mr.Sybbald depos'd That going over Enfield-Chase in his Chariot, he was met upon the Road by three Highway-Men; two of them disguis'd ; but the prisoner with a pipe in his mouth bare-fac'd , who stood by him with a Pistol cock'd whilst the rest robbed him, and searched the Seats. This was confirm'd by Mr. Sybbald's Man. Sometime after this, one of them was taken in a Robbery committed in Surrey, in which he received a Wound that had like to have proved Mortal; upon which, and being deserted by his two Comrades (Cheshire and Long) he became an Evidence, that he might save his Soul, and make some Amends to his Country, as he himself expressed it; which he did so effectually in charging the Prisoner with the Fact he was tried for, that he could make no Defence and the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Joseph Symonds of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 14 Silver Spoons, value 5 l. the Goods of Thomas Baldwin , the 18th of Jan . last. The Prisoner was stopped in selling the Goods, Mr.Beldwin having before published an Advertisement of his Loss , and not being able to give an Account how he came by them, was apprehended. The Prisoner had learnt his Story before he came upon his Trial, and took great Pains to prove he had the Spoons of a Dutchman, in his Way to London from Bristol but could not prove it, not call any to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty of Felony under the Value of 40 s .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Sparrow , and Sarah Sparrow , of the Parish of St. Dunstans at Stepney , were indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Yards of blue Ribbon, value 12 s. 1 Suit of Headcloths, several Yards of Lace, a Mocon Stone set in Gold, and other Goods , from Martha Hudson , on the 16th of Jan .last. Mrs. Hudson depos'd, That having lost the goods abovementioned, she had informed her. Acquaintance of it, and in a little Time some of the Goods came to a Friend of hers to be made up who thereupon inform'd her of the Prisoner whole House was searched, and other Goods were found in it that belonged to the Prosecutor, but the Man jumped out at Window, however he was pursued, and at last taken with the said Macok Stone in his Pocket. The women had the Headcloths mentioned in the Indictment upon her, and other Goods belonging to the Prosecutor. There was also found a Chiffel coloured with Brickdust, a Gimlet, and a Dark lanthorn in the same Room. The Prisoners denied the Fact; the Man saying he had them of his Wife, and she, that she bought them of a Woman, whose Bussiness it was to buy and sell about Streets, as her self used to do but could not prove it; upon the Whole, the Jury found the Woman Guilty of Felony , but acquitted the Man.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Jenkins , of the Parish of St. Giles in the fields , was indicted for breaking the house of Isaac Dobbinson in the Night-time, and stealing thence 1 Holland Sheet, 1 Drugget Coat and Wastcoat, and other Goods to the Value of 3 l. 10 s. belonging to the said Isaac Dobbinson, on the 10th of January last. Mrs. Dobbinsom depos'd, That between 6 and 7 o Clock at Night she went out and shut the Door after coming back, found the Door open, and met the Prisoner coming out of her House with some of her Goods upon him , who took hold of her, and said D- you, you have my Mother and kept on talking so her at that till the rest got away; as he endeavour'd to do, but was taken. The Scaple of the Door was forc'd into the middle of the Room; and a dark lanthorn was left upon the Table. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Favell of the Parish of St. James Westminister , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Silver Tankard, Value 11 s the Goods of Imber Soloron , on the 28th of Jan . last. A Servant of Mr. Soloron's depos'd. That the Tankard being lost, a Goldsmith stopp's d the Lid and the Prisoner the same Day they miss'd and the 7th of Feb the Body of the Tankard was toss'd into their Balcony, which being carried to the Goldsmith who had stopt the Lid, they were found to match exactly. The Prisoner could give no Account how she came by the Lid, and the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s 10 d .

[Branding. See summary.]

Samuel Field , William Finch , and Maria James (a Man ) were all indicted, of the Parish of Marribone , for breaking the Dwelling house of Alexander Bond in the Night time, and stealing thence 5 Pewter Dishes, Value 5 s. 10 Pewter plates, and 3 Pint Pots , the Goods of the said Alexander Bond on the 11th Instant . But the Evidence against the Prisoners not being satisfactory, the Jury acquitted them.

Robert Hayes of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney was indicted for breaking the Dwelling house of John. Triquerne , on the 9th of Feb last, and stealing thence 43 Pound Weight of TinValue 100 l . When the Prisoner was taken, he confess'd the fact which being fully proved upon him by the Evidence the Court the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Hunter alias Thorpe , John Onion John Wilkinson Elizabeth Payne alias Cotterell alias Scott , Elizabeth Askit and Christine Styles , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechappel , were indicted the Men as Principals, in breaking the House of Edward Juby in the Night-time, and stealing thence 120 Hats, Value 50 l. and other Goods ; and the Women as Accessories in receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . One Marshal, who was concerned in the Fact, made himself an Evidence that Hunter, Onton, and Wilkinson, were with him and took away the Goods, and that Payne bought several of them for 1s. 6d. a piece, and knew where they had stole them. There were a great many circumstances to .which but weakly affected Ascit and Styles, who were acquitted , but the other Prisoners were all found guilty of the indictment

Thomas Hunter alias Thorpe, Elizabeth Payne alias Cotterell, alias Scott, Elizabeth Askit and Christine Stylesof St. Paul Shadwell were a second time indicted for breaking open the Dwelling-house of Thomas Bayly in the Night-time, and taking thence thence of 80 Yards of Checque Linnen, Value 8 l. 22 Pair of Stockings 5 l. several Handkerchiefs, Drawers, Shirts, Pieces of Muslin, and other Linnen , on the 10th of Jan . last. Hunter was taken with some of the Goods upon his back; and Marshal swore he was concern'd with him in the Fact, and that Payne bought the stockings for and was privy to the Robbery. Given the whole evidence, the Jury found Hunter Guilty of Burglary, Payne of Felony , and acquitted the other two.

[Hunter, Onion, Wilkinson: Death. See summary.]

[Payne: Branding. See summary.]

Jane Dickman of the Parish of St. Peter le Chaine , was indicted for privately stealing 12 Yards of Callico, Value 20 s. the Goods of Mary Mayning on the 10th Instant . the Prisoner came into Prosecutor's Shop with country man were they sold things Goods mentioned then her peticoats She made no Defence, but the Jury considering the Matter, brought her in Guilty to the Value of 4s. 10d .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth West , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the Chambers of Lewis Monnocks , 16th Instant and stealing thence 2 Scarlet Curtains Value 12s. 8 Cushions, a Chest of Drawers and other rich Goods . But the Fact not being fully prov'd upon her, she was acquitted .

Susan Hates alias K........ was indicted for receiving some Yards of Scarlet and Green Cloth, knowing it to be stole by William Sassell who has since been convicted; the Goods of James Lack . Which Felony being prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Giles Willis , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 140 Pound, weight of Hemp, Value 7 s. the Goods of Thomas Webb on the 31st of Jan. last. The Goods were taken upon the Prisoner, who made no Defence; and the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Heard , of the Parish of St. Paul Shadwell , was indicted for assaulting William Warren on the King's Highway, and robbing him of a Gold Ring and 3 Guineas , on the 4th Instant . But the Evidence failing in fixing the Fact upon the Prisoner. She was acquitted .

Andrew Jones , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Jacob Lane , and stealing Value 12 s. 1 Muslin Apron and other Goods , from the said Jacob Lane on the 23d of Jan. last. The Felony was fully proved, but the Burglary dubious, upon which he was acquitted of that, and found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Chance , alias Walker , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Peter Barker in the Night-time, and stealing thence 19 China Cups, 4 Silver Sawcers, 7 Silver Spoons and other Things belonging to the said Peter Barker on the 25th of August last. Some of the Goods being found in his Possession which could give no credible Account how he came by; and Evans, who has already been convicted for this same Fact having declar'd having declar'd the Prisoner was concern'd with him the Jury found him Guilty of Felony, but acquitted him of the Burglary .

Thomas Weedon of the Parish of St Mary, Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Bushels of of Richard Carter on the 31st of Jan . last. It appear'd the Goods were lost out of a Barn at St....green and that the Prisoner crept under the Door He made no Defence and the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Richard Newman , of the Parish of St. Paul, Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 40 Pound Weight of Sugars , the Goods of Robert Heysham , on the 7th Instant , But the Evidence not enough to convict him, acquitted .

William Buckstan and Katharine Buckstan , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , were indicted for receiving 9 Guineas and 14 Shillings, knowing them to be stole , from the Person of William Cane . But Cane not appearing, they were acquitted .

Edward Sutton of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Dimity Petticoat, value 5 s. 2 Holland Aprons 3 d. and a pair of sleeves 1s . on the 20th of Jan . last. Which Felony being proved the Jury found him Guilty .

He was a Second time indicted for feloniously , stealing 1 Drugget, pair of Breeches, 1 pair of Stockings and other Things to the Value of 21 s. the Goods of , on the 21st of June Last. Which being very evident, he was also found Guilty of this Indictment.

[Branding. See summary.]

Paul Lawler , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Stuff Gown and Petticoat, 1 Snuff-box, 1 pair of Stays , and other Goods belonging to John .... on the 20th of September last. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 and 10d

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Simpson was indicted for privately stealing 1 Flaxen Sheet, 1 s. and a Ruggs, 15 s. out of the Shop of William Shorlove , on the unclear Instant. The Prisoner was surprized in the Fact, and taken; but the Goods being but little value , the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Anne Thomas Jane Cartey and Martha Jewell of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn privately stealing the Goods of on the Instant Shop,asking for a Quilted Petticoat, and kept till Carey had convey'd the Gown into her Petticoats, and then purpose , found them Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. each .

[Branding. See summary.]

Constance Dun , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, value 3 l. belonging to John London , on the 29th of Jan last. But there being no Prosecutor, she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Poleson of the Parish of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing 1 Horse Body Cloth, and a Saddle-Cloth, value 20 s. out of the Shop of Thomas Whiskins on the 14th instant . The Goods were taken upon her, the Jury having some Consideration for the Value brought her Guilty to the Value of 10 d. only

[Whipping. See summary.]

Anne Foster of the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of John Farmer , on the 11th of October last. No body appearing

Eleanor Forest , Jane Cole , Anne Aaron , and Alice Joyner , were indicted for a Misdemeanor, in publishing a false power or forg'd Letter of Attorney, for 42 l. to which Indictment Cole pleaded Guilty , and all the rest were found so .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Elizabeth Bowley , was indicted for Cheating Elizabeth Stainsmore who not appearing against her, she was acquitted .

of the Parish of St. in Stepney , was indicted for assisting in the Murder of Sarah Smith together with Matthew Fleming, and John Frost, on the 24th of Jan. last. It appears the Prisoner, with the other Two mention'd in the Indictment, having the Deceas'd in their Company, went into a Publick House and called for Drink, which she refused, and would have Brandy, of which she drank two Quar which, with what she had before made her dead Drunk . Then they laid her all along by the fire and left her, and she never recover'd. A Surgeon swore that having searched her. He found no Injury done to her Body, and verily believed she suffocated herself with Spirits. The Jury acquitted him

Lewis Dubrell in the Precinct of the Old Artillery Ground , was indicted for privately stealing Silks to the value of 30 s. out of the Shop of Elizabeth Monk , on the 14th Instant . The Fact was plainly proved upon him; but being a Frenchman, and pretending not to have our Language, he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Sarah Razor of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Holland Smock, an Apron, and a Hood, value about 5s. on the 10th of Jan . last, the Goods of Margaret Lloyd . The Prisoner said the Prosecutor gave them to her, and knew where she was at Service. The Jury acquitted her.

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 19.

Samuel David cooke Last Sessions throwing himself to prevent such things of iron over that place that nothing can be person.

Burnt in the Hand

John Lawrence Mills

To be Whip'd 50.

Gills Willis Lewis

Frances and to have Six

Nathniel

Elizabeth Quick with child.

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