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Old Bailey Proceedings, 10th October 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 and Thursday, being the 10th and 11th of this Instant October,1716.

In the Third Tear of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEfore the Right Hon. Sir CHARLES PEERS , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Lord Chief Justice Parker; Mr. Justice Tracy, and Sir William Thompson , Kt. Recorder ; and several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors Names were as followith:

London Jury:

John Hazel

Ebeneazer Ebbetson

Jeremy Pierce

Thomas Raper

Simon Mayo

Thomas Fielder

Thomas Smith

Edward Leppidge

William Stevens

John Shanks

James Man

Joshita Fearry

Middlesex Jury.

Giles Riddle , Gent.

Thomas Bavand

John Curtis

Joseph Parsons

Edward Tomkins

Thomas Bates

William Giles

Lawrence Andrews

William Clements

James Kirby

John Brooks

Robert Finch

The Proceedings were as followeth:

John Nash , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted upon the Statute made the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign for Felony, for unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembling upon the 24th Day of July last, together with John Love . Thomas Bean , George Pruchase , Richard Price and William Price ,(who were all since Convicted and Executed for the same Fact,) and with diverse other Persons to the Number of One Hundred and upward, in disturbance of the the Publick Peace, and for feloniouslly beginning to pull down and to demolish the Dwelling-house of Robert Read , contrary to the Form of the Statute , &c.

John Boyle depos'd, That he lodged at Mr. Read's Mug-house for some Time past; and being asked to give account what their Demeanor usually was when the Company which used the House met together, he answered, That he never knew the Society give any Provocation or Affront to any Person, except that once they turned a Man out of the House for hissing at the Duke of Marlborough's Health: And being asked, whether they ever drank Confusion to any Persons, or to any Sort or Order of Men; he answer'd That he never heard any Confusion drank but once, and that since the last Sessions, they drank Confusion to the Ottoman Attempts against Prince Eugene and the Empire, or to that Effect. He further depos'd, That the Friday-Night before the Day mentioned in the Indictment, a Mob gathered about the Mug-house, whereupon some Gentlemen sent to a Mug-house in Tavistock-Street to some of their Friends, who immediately came and disperst the Mob; so that no Harm was done that Night, only a few Panes of Grass were broke. That upon Monday the 23d of July, in the Evening, a Mob began to gather in the Street when the Society was assembled; that one Overs, a Constable, came to the Door with some Watchmen, and drew up in a Rink before the Door, and then the Mob began to increase very fast, and hiss'd the Gentlemen as they went in and out; whereupon the Witness went out and ask'd them what they hiss'd at, but they threw Stones at him and at the Windows. That some Time after one Johnson, another Constable, came with more Watchmen, but they did not endeavour to disperse the Mob, but encouraged them, and they continued to throw Stones at the House whilst the Constables stood by. That he being in the Coffee-Room, a Stone was thrown out of the Street into the Room, which hit him upon the Leg; whereupon he went out to the Constables, and told them, he wondred they would suffer Stones to be thrown into the House by the Mob when they had Power enough to disperse them; but they answer'd, that the People in the House threw the Stones from above and broke their own Windows; which was impossible for them to do, for the Window shutters above were fast shut, so that no Stone could be thrown out. That Mrs. Read offer'd the Watchmen a Quart of strong Ale to drink the King's Health, but the Constables would not suffer them. That Mr. Hucks offered them a Crown to drink the Kings's Health, but the Constables refused it; and he having given it to one of the Watchmen, the Constable made him return it. That all this while the Mob continued throwing Stones at the House and Windows, so that was scarce a whole Pane left below Stairs; whereupon one Badcock, a Constable, who was in the House, went out and read the Proclamation, and the Mob all the while hiss'd at him. That very soon after the Proclamation was read the Constables and Watchmen went away, and the Mob went away at the same time: And being ask'd what made the Mob go away with the Constables and Watch; he said, he believ'd they did not care to stay after the Constables were gone, for that they were more afraid of the Gentlemen in the House than of the Constables. That the next Morning about Six a Clock the mob began to gather again, and threw Stones at the Windows; upon which he went out to persuade them to be quiet and to do no more Mischief, but he received two Blows on his Head by Stones, one of which gave him a great Swelling in his Forehead, and the other cut him on the side of his Head, and made him bleed very much.

That thereupon he went into the house and brought out a Stick and drove them a little way, but struck no body but the Man who hit him with the Stone. That afterwards the Mob encreasing, and a great Number being come from Fleetstreet arm'd with Sticks, the Witness, together with Mr. Read and a Grenadier, and some others, went out and drove the Mob to Fleet-street, but being over power'd they were forced to retire again; upon which the Mob advanced in great Numbers, with Daniel Vaughan at their Head, crying Down with the Mug-house . That Mr. Read and the Grenadier presented their Pieces 3 or 4 Minutes, and bid them stand off and have a care; but they pressing on, Mr. Read and the Grenadier fir'd , and Vaughan fell. That the Mob coming on still with great Fury, the Witness and another Man consulted together to make a Barricade upon the Stairs, by which Means the upper part of the House was preserved till such time as the Mob were disperst by the Guards: But that below Stairs the Windows and sashes were all broke to pieces, the Bar and the Cupboard, and the Post to which the Coffee-Mill was fixt , were broke down, and also the Benches and Wainscoat, and it look'd just like a House that was pulling down; and all the Goods were broke to pieces and destroy'd.

Thomas Arrowsmith deposed, That he was at the Mug-house upon Monday in the Evening; That about 8 or 9'a-Clock the Mob insulted the Gentlemen as they came in and out, hisshing and throwing Stones at them. That a Constable and some Watchmen came to the House, and afterwards another Constable and Watchman, but they fir'd rathet to encrease the Mob; upon which he went out and bid the Mob be quiet and go away, or it should be worse for them. But the Constable took their part, and said the Windows were broke by the People in the House, and bid the Witness go away from the Door; and said the House ought to be pull'd down to the Ground. That the next Morning the Mob gathered again, and threw Dirt and Stones at the Windows; and a Woman came up with two Brickbats and broke the Windows with one of them; upon which he bid her be gone; but she threw another, crying out High Church and Ormond, Damn all the Hanoverians, Down with the Presbyterians. That thereupon he took hold of her, and was bringing her into the House; but one Delander a Watchmaker made several Strokes at the Witness, and he was knock'd down by some among the Mob; and the Woman was rescu'd from him. That he getting up again pursued Delander towards the Water-side, and took him, and brought him into the Mug-house; but the Mob increasing, and he having told his Name and where he liv'd, was let go. That afterwards the Witness, Mr.Read, and some others, drove the Mob back to Fleet-street; but being over powered, they were forced to retreat, and the Mob prest upon-them crying out High Church and Ormond, Down with the Mug-house. That Mr. Freebody a Constable read the Proclamation; but that serving only to enrage the Mob. Mr. Read and the Witness fired their Pieces, after they had bid them stand off and have a care. That he then retired into the House, and defended it till some People had got in at the back Windows and thrust the Witness into the Street. That then, they knock'd him down, drag'd him along the Chanel, and beat him, and the Women struck him over the Head with their Pattens till they cut him to the Skull; and he believed he had been murdered but by the Assistance of Mr. Cheesbrook the Clerk of the Artillery Company, who took him to the Castle Tavern , and had his Wounds drest. That when he came out again the two Constables who had been there the Night before seized him and carried him to another House, and told him they would have the satisfaction to see him Hang'd ; but he told them he had the satisfaction to know he should not be Hang'd that Day. That he was carried to Mr. Read's House again that Afternoon, and found the Windows broke and the inside pull'd to pieces.

Mr. John Collins deposed, That he was at Mr. Read's House on Monday Evening, and gave the like Account as the other Witnesses of the Proceedings that Night; that he and some others staid in the House all Night, at Mrs. Read's desire, for the Defence of the House: That the next Morning the Mob gathered again about Seven or Eight a Clock. That a Woman came by, Crying, Damn all the Presbyterians, and broke the Windows with Brick-bats: That he and the Grenadier took hold of her, but, Delander rescued her from them, and imediately made off towards the Waterside: That the Witness and the Grenadier pursuing him seized him; that he begg'd not to be exposed, for that it would be his utter Ruin; but they brought him back to the Mug-House, where he was kept some time, and afterwards was let go: That the Mob growing very strong the Proclamation was read by a Constable, and the People in the Mug-House, huzza'd, King George for ever; But the Mob advanced, crying, High-church and Ormond, No King George, No Hanoverians; Down with the Mug-House, throwing Stones and Sticks at the House, and breaking the Windows to pieces. That he heard Vaughan (who was afterwards killed) cry fall on brave Boys, the Duke of Ormond is landed in the West, with 20000. Men, others said the Duke of Berwick and others the Lord Tinmouth: That after Mr. Read had fired, the Witness and some others went up Stairs, and made a Barricade, which probably prevented their being all killed; that after he was up Stairs; he heard great clattering and breaking of the Wainscot and Goods: That he saw the Prisoner, who had a Black Patch upon his Nose, in the House Five or Six Minutes, very busy, breaking the Sashes and Frames of the Windows; that he had an instrument like a Butcher's Cleaver with which he was cutting one of the Side Posts of the Door, and that the Prisoner joined all the while in the aforesaid Cries.

Mr. James Harbottle Deposed That he was that Morning at Holbourn-Bridge , and saw a Mob passing along with Sticks upon their Shoulders who said they were going to pull down the Mug-House. Upon which he follow'd them, and saw Sticks delivered to them from Mr. Nichols's a Soapboilers, by Holbourn-Bridge; That from thence they went down Shoe-Lane , and at a Brasier's in Shoe-Lane, more Sticks were delivered them. That when they came to an Alley by Adam's the Cook's in Shoe-Lane, they distributed the Sticks; and he heard them say, come Boys, here are Sticks enough: That thereupon he went to the Mug-House, and acquainted them with what he had seen; upon which the Proclamation was read, but they prest forwards, and were afterwards beat back again by the Grenadier; but they growing stronger beat back the Grenadier, and the others who were in defence of the House, throwing Stones and Sticks in great numbers at them and at the House.

Mr. Robins depos'd That on Monday Night he saw a great Crowd of People at the Mug-house Door, who hiss'd at and abused every Body that went in or out of the House. That the next Morning he went to the Mug-house, but knew no body there; however he durst not venture out immediately for fear of the Stones that were flung by the Mob. At last, he and a Gentleman that was with him having an Opportunity, came out, and went to the Castle Tavern in Fleetstreet. That about 12 a Clock he went again to the Mug-house, and a Gentleman brought a Blunderbuss in a Coach, and told the People in the House, that a prodigious Mob was coming down Shoe-lane. That a great Mob appeared immediately, and the Witness went to the Corner of the Square, and staid there till the Piece went off. That he saw the Windows of the Mug-house broke to Pieces. That the Mob threw Ropes over the Sign-Irons, and pulled with such Violence in order to pull down the Sign, that he was afraid the Front of the House would come down and do a great deal of Mischief, and thereupon he went away. That he saw a Parcel of Sticks deliver'd to the Mob out of a Druggist's House at the Corner of Salisbury Court in Fleetstreet, and afterwards he saw several single Sticks delivered to them out of the Shop Window.

Mr. Michael Burrel depos'd, That on Monday Night he going by the End of Salisbury-Court in Fleetstreet, saw a great Mob in the Court, and was told they were going to pull down the Mug-house; and going up to the House, he saw two Constables and several Watchmen in the Street before the House, who encouraged the Mob, for that he was sure they were able to have dispers'd them, if they had a Mind to it. That Stones were brought in Baskets to the Mob, some of 7 or 8 Pound Weight, and laid down just by the Constables and Watchmen who suffered the Mob to throw them at the House. That when the Constables and Watchmen went off the Mob presently after run away, apprehending (as he believed) more Danger from the Gentlemen in the House whom they had abused, than from the Constables. That the next Morning he went there again, he saw a great Mob breaking the Windows and Goods of the House to pieces; and heard them say, Just thus will we pull King George from his Crown, which is none of his own.

Mr. Rich Bennet mention'd many of the Particulars of the Riot, both on Monday Night and Tuesday Morning, to the same Effect with the former Witnesses. That after the Mob had beat the Grenadier and the others with him back to the Mug house, he saw a Man bring out two Bottles and carry'd them over against the Swan Ale house, where he and several others drank the Pretender's Health by the Name of King James the Third, and were answered with Huzza's by the People at the Swan Windows.

Mr. Carleton Smith deposed, That he was sent by my Lord Mayor to Salisbury-Court on the Tuesday Morning, to see what was doing there. That when he came there, he found the Crowd so great that he could not get in at the End of the Court in Fleetstreet; so he went thro' St. Brides Passage, and saw two Parties engaging and Daniel Vaughan deceased at the Head of the Mob. That as the Witness was getting into the said St. Brides Passage to save himself, Vaughan was shot; and fell just by him. That presently he heard a great Noise, and rashing of Boards breaking in the House. And then he thought high time to go and inform my Lord Mayor what was doing. That the Prisoner was brought before my Lord Mayor that Day, and committed by his Lordship. And that the Prisoner had then a Patch upon his Nose.

Mr. Badcock depos'd, That being informed on Monday Night, that there was a Design to pull down the Mug-house, and being a Constable, he was desired to go thither to keep the Peace, which he accordingly did. That he found a great Mob about the House, and a Constable and some Watchmen before the Door. That the Mob stung Stones at the House, whereupon he went out to the Constable, and desired him to keep the Peace and to disperse the Mob; but he answered, that there was no Disturbance but what was made by the People in the House, and that his Hour (10 a Clock) was not come. That the Mob continuing to throw Stones , he went out again, and found Johnson (another Constable) there, and about 20 Watchmen. And the Witness told him, he wondred he would suffer the People to throw Stones so, and to insult the House; acquainting him that he himself was a Constable, and offering to assist him in dispersing the Mob. But Johnson answer'd him, that he (the Witness) was no Constable of the Night, nor of that Ward, and had nothing to do there, and that there were no Stones thrown but what were thrown out of the House, which was impossible , for the Shutters were fast shut, so that nothing could be thrown out at the Windows. And then one of the Watchmen took hold of the Witness, and would have pulled him out of the House. That afterwards he went up Stairs, and often came to the Stair-head to hearken whether the Noise encreased or not. And after some time finding it very great, he came down, and ventured into the Street, and read the Proclamation; and during the time he was reading it, the Mob threw Stones and Dirt so thick, that he was forced to turn his Back to them for fear of receiving Mischief from them. That presently after reading the Proclamation, the Constables, and Watchmen, and the Mob went away almost at the same time.

Samuel Gott deposed, That he saw the Prisoner there; That he took particular Notice of him, and that he had a great black square Patch upon his Nose; That the Prisoner had a Stick in his Hand, with which he broke the Glass and Sashes or Frames of the Windows; and that he was very active and violent in what he did. That there being a Report that the Guards were coming, the Prisoner made off towards Water-lane; but it proving false, he returned, and fell to work again with the same Fury as before.

Thomas Bone depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner with a Stick in his Hand, very active among the Mob, and breaking the Goods that were thrown into the Street.

Richard Newell deposed, That he saw the Prisoner among the Mob on the Monday Morning; That he had a black Patch upon his Nose; That after the Proclamation was read, he saw the Prisoner advance towards the Mug-house with a Stick in his Hand. That he saw him afterwards chopping the Frame of the Window with something like a Butcher's Cleaver. That during all the time of the Mob, the general Cry among them was, High Church and Ormond, No Hannoverians, No King George, Down with the Mug-house.

The Prisoner in his Defence said, he did not join with the Mob, but was coming through the Court accidentally in his Way from Dinner out of Shoe-Lane to his Place of Work; and denied his being in Read's House: Then he called abundance of Witnesses, who were all heard,

The First swore he gave the Prisoner the Blow on the Face which occasioned the Patch.

The Second, that he put the Patch upon his Nose.

The Third, that he dined at her House in Shoe-Lane with the Patch upon his Nose; and went away about One a-Clock.

The other Witnesses gave an Account that they had known the Prisoner, some from his Birth, and others when he was a Child, and others when he was an Apprentice, that he had then behav'd himself well, but none of them gave any Account of the Character for Three or Four Years past.

But nothing of all this Evidence serving to clear him of the Fact; but rather to confirm the Evidence against him on the part of the King ; the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

James Beaver , William Eldridge , Hester Stibbs , Eleanor Hornsby , and Anne Lane , were indicted for a Riot, in assembling themselves with diverse other Persons in a Riotous Manner under a Pretence of celebrating in a publick and insulting Manner the Death of Thomas Bean , a Malefactor convicted last Sessions for Felony, on the Statute of the First of the King, and executed for the same ; and in open Contempt of the Government and the Laws of the Land ; on the 30th of September last.

Mr. Carleton Smith depos'd, That the Friday before the Lord Mayor having Information that a Procession was intended to be made the next Sunday, by a Number of Persons who were to be drest with White Hoods and Favours, and to walk in that Manner thro' the principal Streets of London, his Lordship gave him Orders to enquire diligently into it, and endeavour to find out where they who compos'd it were assembled; and about Nine a Clock that Morning he saw a great Crowd of People (near a Thousand) in Salisbury Court , and thereupon he went back to acquaint the Train'd Bands of it, who were posted at Bridewell; thereupon they went up to the Multitude and bid them disperse; which signifying but little, they drove them away by Force. That in the Afternoon he went in Search of them again, up and down, where he imagined they were; and about Three a Clock saw a very great Concourse of People at the farther End of Water-lane ; but did not think proper to go too near them, being alone, lest he should be discover'd, and inform'd himself of their Motions by another Observer: Then he went to the Captain of the Train'd Bands, who sent a Detachment to disperse them; but when they came they were gone to Black Fryars ; upon which they follow'd them and saw them upon the Water in two Boats; and they took that in which were the Prisoners; the other had put off some Time before, and got away. That he would have had the Train'd Bands level their Pieces to make that Boat bring to; but they did not think fit to do so. That Beaver jump'd out of the Boat into the Water to make his Escape; but was retaken. The Men had White Gloves and Favours; and some of the Women White Favours, White Sarsenet-Hoods, and White Gloves; others had no Favours. That all the Prisoners were then carried before the Lord Mayor, and said upon Examination, they were going to St. George's Church.

Mr. John Hill depos'd, that being with the Captain of the Train'd Bands that Afternoon, Mr. Smith came to them, and said there was a great Multitude of People in a Procession in Water-Lane; upon which a Detachment was order'd out; and he went after the Prisoners to observe their Motions, and saw them take a Boat at Black-Fryars-Stairs; but that not being sufficient for them all, and no other being ready, he hastned to the Officer of the Train'd Bands, and told him, he might overtake some of them before they could get off, who therefore march'd with all Expedition, and came up with the Prisoners just as they had put off; upon which he jumpt into the Water, and caught hold of the Boat-rope and haul'd it ashore. That there were three others with them dress'd after the same Manner who the Lord Mayor discharg'd, it appearing they had not been at Bean's Funeral with the rest, but were invited and allur'd into this Procession by them.

Lieutenant Blackwell swore, That on the Day aforesaid he march'd under Captain Kelson in the Train'd Bands; who having Notice of the Design of the Prisoners and the rest to make a Procession, as had been mention'd, commanded him to march with the greatest Expedition, and overtake them; but coming to Water-Lane, he receiv'd Information that they were gone, by the Mob. who hiss'd at, and shov'd his Men, hollowing for Joy of their Escape, and crying out, They are gone, They are gone. But Mr. Hill bringing him Advice, that he might still come up with some of them before another Boat could be ready to carry them off, he pursu'd his March to Black-Fryars-Stairs, and there took the Prisoners. They all endeavour'd to excuse themselves to him by saying, We have done no Harm; Can't we go where we will with our own Favours, and such like. He further depos'd, That he had receiv'd Information that the Procession was to consist of 2 or 300 People dress'd like these, who were to go in the Morning to St. Septebres Church, and take a Turn round by all the Mug-houses, and then to St. Brides Church yard where Bean was buried, to commemorate him: which being a most infamous Contrivance to disturb the Peace of the City, and his Majesty's Government, and in open Defiance of the Laws of the Land, he thought it his Duty to give Notice of it to the Lord Mayor; for which Service some of the Leaders of the Party had since arrested him in an Action of 50 l.

Captain Kelson swore, That his Lieutenant Blackwell came to him, and informed him of the Procession a Day or 2 before, and it being his turn to march that Day, they went together to my Lord Mayor's, to acquaint him with it and receive his Orders, upon which his Lordship bid him go to his Major for Orders to raise his company by 7 a Clock that Sunday Morning, those he already had being to meet at 4 in the Afternoon; which he accordingly did and was upon Guard with his Company by 9; and some time after 2 Constables (one of which was Johnson, who encourag'd the Riot at the Mug house in Salisbury-Court) came to him and ask'd him why he suffer'd such a Mob in the Streets, having a Power and Instructions sufficient to disperse them; upon which he order'd a Detachment to asist the Constables in the Performance of their Office (according to his Lordshi'ps Directions) and afterwards another with his Lieutenant to pursue the Prisoners.

Mr. Robinson Swore , That being a Constable, he was desired by Lieutenant Blackwell the Saturday Night before, to accompany him to Salisbury-Court that Sunday Morning, which he did, and went with the Detachment to Black-Friars , where he was charg'd with the Prisoners after they had been taken in the Manner before depos'd; who said they had done no Harm, but had chosen the By-Ways to prevent giving Offence. He also deposed, That there were some Hundreds of People through which they pass'd, who were very rude, violent, and tumultuous.

The two Men, Beaver and Eldridge, said in their Defence, they were intimately acquainted with the late Bean, and were invited to his Burial by his Mother, after which they agreed to go with the rest, who were also invited, to Church in their Favours, and other Funeral Ornaments, as was usual in such Cases; and neither thought nor intended to give Offence; and humbly hop'd that the Court would consider their Youth and inexperience, and not punish that for a Crime which was never intended by them to be one.

As to the Woman, they all said too, they were invited to the Burial, and Stibbs said she made an Excuse to go to see her Aunt, to her Master, when she went to it; Lane said she was Bean's Fellow Servant; and Hornsby, that she liv'd once in the same Court with him: And that they furnish'd themselves with what Ornaments they had, and thought they had committed no Offence, nor done any thing but what was usual. And all of them own'd, that what they had done, was in Respect to Bean's Memory.

One of the Men said there was but Seven or Eight Couple; but the Evidence against him Swore, there was Twenty or Thirty; upon which he replied, the rest did not belong to them, nor did he know them; but thought they might belong to another Funeral, which happen'd the same Evening in St. Brides Church-Yard.

Then the Lord Parker summ'd up the Evidence; which the Jury Considering, brought the Prisoners in Guilty of the Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

Sarah Haines , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing several Pieces of Linnen, the Property of different Persons ; but none of them appearing to prosecute , she was acquitted .

Anne Richardson , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldersgate , was indicted for privately stealing 6 Muslin Handkerchiefs, value 18 s, and 2 Muslin Aprons 7 s.7 s. out of the shop of Robert Hyon , on the 3rd of September last; but no Evidence being produc'd to support the Indictment, she was acquitted .

Henry Broome , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Huckaback Table-cloth, value 4 s. the Goods of James Holford , and 1 Holland shift, value 5 s. the Property of Frances Hill , on the 6th Instant. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Goods abovemention'd were hanging upon a Line on the Leads to dry, and being accidentally miss'd, the Prisoner not having Time to make off with them, left the Table-cloth wrapt up in a Sleeve of the Shift upon the Leads, and jumpt into a Garden, where he was apprehended almost kill'd by the Fall. He, in Defence, said he had been drinking with a Ship-mate, who, being fuddled, threw his Hat upon the Leads, which put him upon the Necessity of climbing up to it, but being too heavy in the Head, he fell down; but he could not prove this, and the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Margaret Wilson , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Linnen Sheets, value 10 s. the Property of Thomas Ward , on the 3d Instant. The Prosecutor swore, he saw the Prisoner come down his stairs with a Bundle; and tho' he knew that Woman had no Business in his house, being surprized, he let her pass by him, and go out; but going up to see if he had lost any thing, he found no Sheets upon his Bed; upon which he and a Friend followed her, and overtook her with them in her Apron; which his Wife swore to be theirs, and that one was taken out of a Closet in the same Chamber. The prisoner said she truck'd Earthen-Ware for them with a Woman in the Street, but cou'd not prove it. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Dorril , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Gown, value 30 s, the Goods of Stephen Adams , and a Suit of Muslin Headcloths, value 5 s. of Charles Blackborough 's , on the 9th of September last. It appear'd the Prisoner was a Servant to Mrs. Blackborough , and having an Opportunity went a way with the Goods; but was afterwards taken in Southwark Fair. She said it was her first Fact, and appeared heartily sorry for it; which the Jury considering, found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Downing alias Downer , of the Parish of St. Martin Ludgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Sword with a Tortoise-shell Handle, value 15 s. from the Person of Robert Constable , on the 1st Instant. Mr. Constable depos'd nothing material, but that he lost his Sword; but another Witness swore he saw the Prisoner take it from his side. A Constable also made Oath he overheard the Prisoner making Offers of Satisfaction to that Witness not to appear in his Evidence. There were several other Circumstances prov'd of the Prisoner, and his Friends tampering with, threating and frightening the said Witness; but being a Man of Honesty and good Character , to no Effect. The Prisoner said several Things in his Defence to take off the Force of the Proof, and call'd some of his solliciting Creatures to vouch them, but to no Purpose; neither he nor they having any Reputation to support what they said against the sound evidence which oppos'd it, and the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment .

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Edge , of the Parish of Alhallows the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Folio Common-Prayer-Book, value 1 s . the Goods of , on the 9th Instant. Mr. Charles Motte depos'd the Prisoner brought the Book on the Evening aforesaid to him to sell; but observing the Parish Characters on it, he ask'd him where he had it; and believing it to be stole, he sent the Maid for a Porter, and him with the Prisoner to the Church-Warden who, upon the Book's being owned, was secured. This was confirm'd by the Sexton, and the Fact appeard clear so far but there was no proof of the Prisoner's stealing it, who said he found it upon a Bulk; and was very willing to go with the Porter; but own'd he did not see the Letters on the Book, The Jury acquitted him.

John Chance , of the Parish of St. Dunstan at, Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of Richard Pomeroy in the Night-time, and stealing thence 1 Silk-Gown, value 20 l.2 Silk Petticoats, value 40 s. 11 Silver Spoons, value 30 s. and other Goods , on the 21st of November last; To which he pleaded Guilty .

He was a second time indicted of the same Parish, for breaking the House of John Boyce in the Night-time, and stealing thence 1 Silver Coffee-pot, value 8 l.12 Silver Spoons, 6 l. and other Goods, the Property of Bartholomew Stibbs , on the 25th of November last. He also pleaded Guilty to this Indictment.

He was a third time indicted of the said Parish, for breaking the House of Eliz Taylor in the Night-time, and stealing thence 3 Pewter Dishes, value 6 s. 35 Plates, value 18 s. 5 Silver Spoons, 39 s. and other Goods of the said Elizabeth Taylor 's , on the 16th of October last: But pleading not Guilty to this, and putting himself upon his Trial, one Shepherd appeared to fix it upon him, and swore he was concerned with the Prisoner in the Fact, and related all the Circumstances of it. The Prisoner own'd he had been concerned in several Facts with him, but not in this, which not being credited, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

William Greenland , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of Jacob Goddard in the Night-time, and stealing thence a Cloth coat, value 4 s. 1 Stuff Gown, value 4 s. 1 Stuff Petticoat 2 s. and other Goods from the said Jacob Goddard , on the first of November last. Mr. Goddard swore his House was broke open, and his Goods abovemention'd stolen away; but knew nothing of the Burglars, till Abel Downes made his information. Then Downes stood up, and swore, he and the Prisoner went out together to thieve, and in Benjamin-street , where the Prosecutor lived, he broke open a Shutter of the Window, and bid the Prisoner go in, as he did half Way, but the Room being dark, he would go no farther; upon which he went in himself, and feeling about, he bundled up every thing he could find loose, which were the Goods in the Indictment, and gave some of them to the Prisoner, who seeing a Woman go into an Ale-house, and believing they were discover'd, cried Tomme, which was the Watch-Word; which put him into a Fright, and therefore hid himself in the Window, and look'd like an Owl (as he exprest it) and at last got out, and they both escaped with the Goods. The Prisoner denied he ever was concerned with the Evidence in Facts of this Kind, but owned he used to play the Rogue late at Night in the Streets. The Jury found him Guilty only of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

George Cox , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the House of William Trapp in the Night-time, intending to steal his Goods , on the 21st of September last. Upon Evidence it appeared not to be Burglary, and the Jury Acquitted him of the Indictment.

Richard Slaughter , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of Charles Caesar , Esq ; intending to steal his Goods on the 8th Instant: But the Proof not being full enough to satisfie the Jury, they Acquitted him.

Solomon Ellis , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Brown Gelding, Value 5 l. out of the Grounds of Mark Bilby ; but the Prisoner proving he bought it, and having a good Reputation, he was Acquitted .

Benjamin Williams , of the Parish of St. Ann Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of William Adams , and stealing thence 11 Yards of Satin, value 40 s. and several other Goods of considerable Value, the Property of Mary Long , on the 16th of February last in the Night-time . Mrs. Long swore she lost the Goods, and that the House was broke as aforesaid, And one Mills swore, the Prisoner and he committed the Fact with one Robert Evans, who was convicted last Sessions, and afterwards sold the Goods to Deborah Stent . The Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Humfrey Clements , of the Parish of St. Anne's Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of Susan Hepburne , in the Night-time, and stealing thence 24 Pewter Plates, value 20 s. 4 Silver Spoons 25 s. and other Goods from the said Susan Hepburne . The Fact was prov'd upon him by the aforesaid Mills; and he being known to be of the Gang, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Dickenson and Frances Dickenson , of the Parish of St. Dunstan at Stepney , were indicted for feloniously stealing 50 lb. Wt. of Feathers, value 22 s. 1 Pair of Sheets, value 2 s. and a Pillow-bear, value 6 d. the Goods of Matthew Hilliard , on the 12th of September last. It appeared the Prisoners were Lodgers, and stole the Goods out of the Room; but Frances Dickenson took the Fact upon her self, and desired her Sister might be acquitted ; as she accordingly was, and herself found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Wood , of the Parish of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Coral set in Silver, value 9 s. and a Ribbon, value 6 d. the Goods of Mark Anthony Nay , on the 2d of August last. It appear'd the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's House under Pretence of sending two of her Children to his School to learn French, and found her Opportunity to steal the Goods. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Rowland , of the Parish of Chelsea , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Salvers,1 Silver Ladle, 18 Spoons, 1 Gold Watch, and other Goods, to the Value of 60 odd Pounds , the Property of Sarah Thicksara . It appear'd the Prisoner was a Servant , and took the Goods from the Side-board Table as his Mistress was abroad, and his Fellow-Servant in the Kitchen, and went away. The Prisoner said his Mother was very ill at Darby and he went to see her; but did not take the Plate, and did not care to ask leave to go, lest he should be refus'd; which Excuse was of no Service to him, a great Quantity of the Goods being found upon him when he was apprehended; and an Evidence swore he bought some of him; which Madam Thicksara proved to be hers. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Sarah Langdon , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Book of Accounts, val.10 d. the Goods of our Sovereign Lord the King . It appeared the Prisoner came to the short Allowance Office and stole the Book, intending to defraud some Sailors of Their Wages, which by the said book it appear'd had not yet receiv'd them, by making false Powers in their Names. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Beaufort alias Compton , was indicted of the Parish of Hounslow , for feloniously stealing a Bay Gelding, value 10 l. the Goods of William Curtis , on the 21st of September last. The Fact was sworn positively against him, and the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

John Gibbs , of the Parish of Fulham , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Cock, value 1 s. and 30 Pullets 15 s. the Goods of a Person unknown . The Prisoner was taken upon Suspicion; and not giving a good Account how he came by them, he was prosecuted. Upon Trial he had no Persons to his Reputation, nor none to prove he came honestly by them. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Howell , was indicted of the Parish of Eling , for feloniously stealing 6 Geese, value 18 s. 16 Ducks, value 16 s. the Goods of William Johnson , on the 9th Instant. An Evidence found the Goods hid in his Grounds, and watching to see who came for them, in the Evening the Prisoner came directly to the Place with a Woman, and finding they had been discover'd grumbled, and then this Witness shew'd himself with his Firelock, and called for Help and secured him; but the Woman got away. The Prisoner said he came there by Direction in his Way to South Acton; but the Jury not believing him, found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Crawford , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Pocket, value 6 l. and 14 Shillings in Money, from the Person of Jane Jones , on the 9th Instant. But the Jury not thinking the Proof sufficient, acquitted him.

Mary Taylor , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Woollen Apron, value 1 s. and 10 Shillings in Farthings , the Goods of John Spencer , on the 4th of September last; but the Jury not being Satisfied with the Evidence, acquitted her.

Elizabeth Richardson , of the Parish of St. Dustan at Stepney , was indicted for privately stealing 10 Guineas from the Person of William Warner ; but no Evidence appearing against her, she was acquitted .

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death,17.

John Nash , William Downing alias Downer, John Chance , Benjamin Williams , Humfrey Clements , John Rowland , William Beaufort alias Compton.

Burnt in the Hand,3.

Margaret Wilson , William Greenland , Elizabeth Wood .

To be Whipt,6. Mary Dorril , Henry Broome , Frances Dickenson , Sarah Langsdale , John Gibbs , Thomas Howell

Then the Court proceeded to fine James Beaver , Hester Stibbs , William Eldridge , Eleanor Hornsby , and Anne Lane ,20 Marks each.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

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HENDRICK VANDOR

We Thomas and Elizabeth Griffiths , who keep the great o'd publick News-shop over against the Blue posts and Rummer Eating-house at Charing-Cross, do hereby testify, that by only putting about our Child's Neck at three Months old, the celebrated Necklace recommended by Dr. Chamberlen for Childrens Teeth, it has now cut most of its Teeth, being near a Year old, and never has had any Fever, Convulsions, Pains, or such usual Illness and Uneasiness, which commonly attend Children in breeding and cutting their Teeth; but has all this Time (notwithstanding it has bred and cut so many Teeth) so thriv'd , and has all along been so healthy and well, that perhaps all England cannot shew a finer Boy, as any Person that pleases may be fully satisfied of who will but give themselves the Trouble to come or send any to see the Child. Witness our Hands the 14th of August 1716.

Tho Griffiths , Eliz Griffiths .

This wonderful Necklace, pr.5 s. with printed Directions in English and French for wearing it, is only to be had up one Pair of Stairs at the Sugar-loaf a Confectioner's Shop over against Old Round Court near the New Exchange in the Strand, and no where else. Where (for the Satisfaction of the World as to the real Virtue of this Sovereign Necklace) is given Gratis the Philosophical Essay, dedicated to Dr. Chamberlen and the Royal Society, upon this Necklace, occasioned by the great Increase of late Years in the Bills of Mortality, by which it appears, that in and about London only, above 12000 Children yearly die of their Teeth; whereas out of the great Numbers of Children who in time have worn this Necklace, we do not know of so much as one that has died, but on the contrary, has bred and cut them without any Pain, and all the while thriv'd extreamly. Note, At the same Place is also given Gratis in English and French, The 16th Edition, dedicated to Dr. Chamberlen, of the Practical Scheme of secret Injuries and broken Constitutions, by fast living, former ill Cures, Salivations, and Mercury.

For the Good of the Publick.

Whereas several Gentlewomen and others of that Sex, in this Kingdom, have contracted an evil Habit of Body, wherein the vicious Humours, at first dispers'd thro the Whole, come at length to be lodg'd in one Part or another, and many times, for Causes too long to be here mentioned, are thrown down upon the Womb, occasioning a dangerous Weakness in that Part, which being neglected, at last turns Cancerous, and often proves Fatal. I cure the Diabetes when given over by all other Persons. This is to acquaint all such as may have occasion, that a speedy Relief is to be had from an Experienc'd Midwife, dwelling at the Sign of the Queen's Arms, a Gold Smith's Shop, near Exeter Exchange in the Strand, who perform'd a Cure upon a Lady at the Bath, after she was given over by the Physicians, and since has Cured several Gentlewomen and others in the City and Suburbs of London. I should not have put my self in Publick Print, but to satisfy the Afflicted where they may have speedy Relief after they are given over by all other Persons.

At her House the Red Ball in Queen-street, Cheapside, near the Three Cranes,

Liveth a Gentlewoman that hath a most incomparable Wash to beautifie the Face; which far exceeds all that are extant, as abundance of the greatest Quality have found by Experience, to their great Satisfaction. It takes out all manner of Wrinkles, Freckles , pimples, Redness, Morphew, Sun-burn, Yellowness, caus'd by Mercurial poisonous Washes : It also plumps and softens the Skin, making it as smooth and tender as a sucking Child's: The Young it always keeps so, and the Old it makes appear Fair and Young to Admiration. It has nothing of Paint in it, neither doth any Person know the Secret. You may have from Half a Crown to Five Pounds the Bottle. You may have Pomatums, White pots, the like not to be compared with; also a Powder for the Teeth, which makes them as white as snow. She hath a most excellent Secret to prevent Hair from falling, causing it to grow wherever it is wanting. She alters Red or Grey Hair to a delicate light or dark Brown in a few Days, which will never change. She shapes the Eye-brows, and makes them beautiful: She hath a delicate Paste to whiten the Hands, and a Red Pomatum to colour the Lips, and prevents their chopping in Winter. She has a certain and infallible Cure for the Toothach, without drawing , that the Pain will not return. Note, Remov'd from the Cheshire-Cheese in Walbrook.