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Old Bailey Proceedings, 5th November 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, Saturday, and Monday, being the 5th,6th,7th,8th, and 10th of this Instant November,1716. In the Third Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

1 Dec.1716.

Before the Right Hon. Sir JAMES BATEMAN , Kt. and Bart. Lord-Mayor of the City of London; the Lord Chief Justice King; Mr. Justice Eyres , 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 followeth:

London Jury

William Brandson

Samuel Dicks

Abraham Pottifer

Hellers Thursbury

John Shaw

Jacob Hilliard

John West

Joseph Burridge

John Tailor

William Ward

William Tailor

Christopher Clayton .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Cliff

Abraham Harrison

Samuel Chase

John Pashly

Edward Billing

Daniel Croker

Richard Savage

John Cash

Alexander Kilgore

Thomas Stiff

John Marley

Thomas Philips .

The Proceedings were as followth:

Elizabeth of the Parish of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for privately stealing from Joseph Hardy one Mug, value 3 l. on the the 30th of October 1715 . Ann Wheeler , Servant to the Prosecutor, depos'd, that the Prisoner came to her Master's House to enquire for one Mary Nichols , an Acquaintance of hers, and a Servant to some Person (as she said) of under pretence of recommending her is a her self to be Cook go to but be answer'd she go to the Ne he mightily pretty House, of the Maid, how two such Instances, found in London, she would; offering her Master with her in that; found her very busy the House, but did her to come looking depos'd, Several Persons in the same Day she to take The Prisoner 'd the her in

a silver Mug of depos'd the Prisoner came to her House under pretence of seeing Apartments for some of Sir John Cashes Family; she approved of them, and appointed a time when the Persons themselves should come to see them; the next Morning she miss'd the Mug; but not swearing positively that she took it, the Jury acquitted her.

William Hartly , of the Parish of Tottenham , was indicted for stealing 5 Steers, value 51. the Goods of William Cawthorn of Ely , the 6th of October last. John Snipp depos'd, that being employ'd by Mr. Cawthorn to endeavour to find his Beasts, he took the Prisoner with them at Tottenham. The Prisoner in his Defence said the Beasts were deliver'd to him by one Mr. Drake in Yorkshire, to sell in Smithfield: but that appearing to the Jury to be an improbable Story, they brought him in Guilty of the Indictment.

He was indicted a Second time for stealing a Bay Colt , the Goods of Francis Harrison of Ely , the 6th of October aforesaid. Francis Harrison, depos'd, he lost his Horse out of his Grounds the same Night Mr. Cawthorn lost his Steers. Mr. Stomp depos'd that he knowing that Mr. Harrison had lost a Horse, and seeing him in the Custody of one Carter at the Green Man at Carter who had set him there? and Carter reply'd, Mr. Will. Hartly; he thereupon gave notice to Mr. Harrison, who came and owned him. The Prisoner deny'd that he deliver'd any Horse to Carter: but the Jury considering the plainness of the Evidence, bought him in Guilty of this Indictment also.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Wilson , of London, Spinster , was indicted for stealing 6 Silver Spoons, value 50 s. a Silver Salts, val.15 s.4 Silver Tasters, val. 20 s. 1 Silver Cup, val.20 s. a Silver Box, val. 5 s. 9 Gold Rings val.5 l. and 4 l. in Money , the Property of William M..ser , the 12th of November last. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, the Prisoner being her Servant , took the Goods aforesaid out of a Box and went away with them. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but it was prov'd she own'd it before Sir Thomas Abney , and had dispos'd of them to several Persons; some of which gave Evidence thereof in Court. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon her, the Jury brought her in Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Sarah Johnston of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , Spinster , was indicted for privately stealing from Thomas Boxford ,5 silver Spoons, value 40s. a Silver Salt, value 12 s. a silver Taster, value 3s. 6 Gold Rings, value 4 l. the Goods of Thomas Boxford, on the 10th of October last. Eliz Boxford deposed, that the Prisoner living in an Apartment in the same House, had often seen where she laid the said plate when she went out. Thomas Boxford depos'd that at his going out to Work, his Wife being abroad likewise, he lock'd his Door, and at his return found it so, but the things missing. The Constable deposed, that when he went to apprehend her, she was hid in the Cieling, and own'd the Fact before a Justice, and that she sold them to one Partridge. Elizabeth Boxford , jun. deposed that the Prisoner, while in Newgate, offered to help her to her Wedding-Ring, and some other Things, for a Crown. All which she denied upon her Tryal. The Jury considering the matter, brought her in Guilty to the Value of 4 s.10 d .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Griffith , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , Vintner was indicted for stealing from Thomas Brooks , one Silver Watch, value 51. the Goods of the said Thomas Brooks; and likewise one Gold Watch and Seal, value 18 l. from Mary Smith , the Goods of Th Smith , on the 26th of August last. Thomas Brooks deposed, that going from Hampton-Court to R in a Coach, they were robb'd by 3 Highway-men, in the Dark of the Evening. Mary Smith deposed the same, and that she thereupon advertised her Watch and Chain, offering a Reward of 15 l. upon which her Watch, together with the Silver one was brought to her by Mr. Holder, Mr. Holder deposed, that being drinking in a House in Drury-lane , the Prisoner and one Trippuck came in and desired him to drink with them; which he did; whereupon the Prisoner pull'd the Gold Watch out of his Pocket, desiring to have some Money borrowed upon it, saying, he had won it at a Gaming Table. Mr. Holder thinking it might be true, took it, and borrow'd 10 l. for the Prisoner. Two or three days after, Trippuck met Holder, and desired him to borrow some Money upon a Silver Watch; which he seeming unwilling to do, Trippuck used some menacing Language; telling him, if he did not, it should be worse for him. He afterwards hearing of the Watches being advertis'd, carried them to Mr. Smith. The Watches were produced in Court, and owned by the Prosecutors; but they would not swear the Prisoner was one of the Persons who robb'd them. The Prisoner said in his Defence, that he received the Watch of Trippuck. The Jury considering the Evidence was not positive to the Prisoner's taking them, Acquitted him.

Mary New alias Bromley , of Chiswick in the County of Middlesex , Spinster , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Linnen Cloths, value 3 s. and a pair of Shoes, value 1 s. the Goods of Robert Nash , on the 13th of November last. The Prosecutor swore that he going through his Ground, espy'd the Prisoner, who immediately ran into an Out-house, and put some Cloths in a tub where they used to lie, but had one Cloth and a Sack found upon her. The Prisoner appearing to be a poor necessitous Creature, the Jury acquitted her.

David Morgan , of the Parish of St Catherines , was indicted together with William Erasmus (not taken) for stealing 12 pieces of Lignum-Vitae, value 4 l on the 3d of October last, the Goods of Mr. Roop . The Prosecutor's Servant deposed, that he put 397 sticks of Lignum Vitae on board of a Lighter, to be shipped off for Holland, committing them to the Care of Thomas Eskin , a Watchman. Thomas Eskin deposed he was sent down with the said Goods, but falling asleep on Sunday Night, the next Morning at taking them out of the Lighter there were 12 sticks wanting. Thomas Cox deposed, that he having several times lost Coats, and about Bell Wharf seeing a Boat run ashore, he made up to it, and found in it the Lignum-Vitae in the Stern, cover'd with a Rag, and one piece flung on Shore. Upon his coming, one of them ran out of the Boat, and the other after him, pretending to call him to Breakfast. He follow'd them and took the Prisoner; who pleaded in his defence, That going to Work, his Boat was missing, and he found it on the other side the Water with the Wood in it, and that he brought it over to this side to enquire for the Owner. But this appearing to be but a Pretence, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Stephens , of London, Labourer , was indicted for an Assault and Robbery committed upon Margaret Harwood , on the 31st of October last, and taking from her a Linnen Pocket, value 6d. a Tortoise-shell Snuff-box, value 3 s. a Knife and Fork, val. 1 s: a Handkerchief, val.1 s.6 d. and 4 Shillings in foreign Money . The Prosecutor deposed, that going along Walbrook about 6 or 7 a Clock at Night, the Prisoner and two others dogg'd her, and he struck her down, and held his hand upon her while another of them pulled her pocket from her. She crying out, they all ran away; but being pursued, the Prisoner was taken, but the other two made their escape. The Prisoner pleaded, that he was going along, and hearing some cry out Stop Thief, he went to stop them, and was taken. But the Prosecutor was very positive as to the Prisoner; whereupon the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

James Wright , of London, Labourer , was indicted for privately stealing a Gold Ring, value 18 s. out of the Shop of Benjamin Woolistone , on the 19th of October last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Prisoner came into his Shop to buy a Ring, which he show'd him; and he liking it, bid him weigh it; and afterwards presending he did not know the Weights, and so might be cheated, laid a Brass Ring into the Draw instead of the Gold one, and went away: The Goldsmith immediately perceiving it, followed him, and took him with the Ring in his hand. The Prisoner said in his Defence, that he had a Brass Ring as a Pattern to by a Gold one by; which being proved to be no more than a Pretence, he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Robert Johnson of London, Labourer , was indicted for stealing 9 Ells of Sleazy Holland, value 7 s. the Property of John Bower , the 10th of October last. William Hains deposed that being employ'd to carry a Pack and Case of Goods from the Four Swans in Bishopsgate-street, to Mr Bower's House in St. Hellens , he stepping for a Porter to help him unload them, saw the Prisoner coming from the Cart, and suspecting him, looked upon the Pack, saw it cut, and seized the Prisoner, charging him with it, but he deny'd it; whereupon he put his hand into his bosom, and took it out. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he found it as he was going along, and supposing it to belong to the Pack in the Cart, was going to deliver it to the Carman. But this pretence did not avail; but that the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Edward Withers , of St. Anne Undershaft in Limestreets , was indicted for stealing 9 Cloth Mourning-Cloaks, value 25 s. the Goods of William Boulthy , the 1st of September last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner had taken a Lodging in his House, and he having loft his Cloaks about 8 of the Clock at Night out of his Counter, in such manner that he thought no person but one who was acquainted with the house could steal them, was informed by a friend, that the Prisoner his Lodger was a person of an ill Character, he therefore apprehended him. The Prosecutor not being able to prove them upon the Prisoner, and he bringing some Persons to swear that he was elsewhere at the same time the Cloaks were stole, he was Acquitted .

Bartholmew Nicholson of London, Labourer , was indicted for privately stealing a Perriwig, value 50s. the Goods of one Mr. Stamp , from Usher Bull , a Boy . Usher Bull depos'd, that as he was going along Lombard street with a Box and Wig, the Prisoner put his Hand into the Box, and that some people told him he had given the Wig to another. When he was apprehended, the Wig was not found upon him, and the Boy did not say that he took it out; whereupon the Jury acquitted him.

Bithiah Mitchel alias Gardiner , of St. Martins , was indicted for privately stealing 3 Dozen skeins of Thread, Silk, and Thread Laces, a Swanskin Petticoat and other things to the value of 20 s. the Goods of George Welsted , the 6th of October last. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd the Prisoner was her Servant , and hearing she was a married person, gave her Warning; and after she was gone, found the Goods missing, and upon inquiry found some of them sold to a Chandler Woman, who bought them of the Prisoner's Mother. The Prisoner's Mother deposed, her Danghter brought the things home to her, said they were given her by a Servant Maid that liv'd there before she came. The Prisoner's Father deposed, that there came a Porter to his House to enquire for his Daughter, from the Servant before mentioned, to inform her that Search was to be made by Mrs. Welsted after the things. The Prisoner in her Defence said, she had them of that Servant. Several Persons appear'd and gave her a good Character, whereupon the Jury Acquitted her.

Robert Powel of St. Pauls Shadwel , was indicted for steal- from on Shipboard 40 Yards of Camlet, value 4 l. and 85 Yards of Farendine, value 81. the Goods of Mrs. Anthony and Richard Merry , the 13th of October last. The Master of the Ship depos'd the Prisoner came to him desiring to be entertain'd as a Sailor, which he did, and sent him on board a Saturday Night. The Mate deposed, he left him on board a Sunday in charge of the Ship and Good; but on Monday Morning he going on board, found no body there, and the Packs cut, and the Goods gone; and did not find him till some time after that he met him by chance, at which time be had a pair of Breeches on made of part of the Farendine. The Prisoner denied the Fact; but the matter being plainly proved, he was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Hurd and Anne his Wife , of St. James Clerkenwel , were indicted for stealing 3 Weather Sheep, value 31. the 2d of March last, the Property of George Gadsby . Richard Lambeth deposed, that the Sheep being stolen he went to Newteners-lane to search, and found at a boyling Cook's 3 Pelts with the Heads and Feet cut off, and the Wooll pulled off in the Cellar, and a Quarter of Mutton hanging behind a Bed. The Person said he bought the Meat from the Prisoner's Wife, and the other things from the Prisoner. Going from thence to the Prisoner's House, they found 8 Stone of Fat, Bags of Wool, and other things of the same nature. Another Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner had asked him to go along with him a Sheep stealing, telling him, that if he did not care for being concerned in the disposing of the Carcasses, he would give him his Share in Money. He had been an old Offender; the Jury therefore brought him in guilty , but his Wife was acquitted .

He was a second time indicted for stealing 2 Sheep the 26th of April last, value 3l. the Property of Joseph Wildey : But the Fact not being fully prov'd upon him, he was acquitted .

Eleanor Quinby , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , Widow , was indicted for privately stealing a Cabinet, value 6l. a Guinea, and 22 Shillings in Silver , the 3d of Nov . last, from Edmund Dawson , The Prosecutor deposed, he and the Prisoner lived in two several Tenements in the same House, and that he going out, lock'd his Door, leaving the Things mention'd in the Room; that upon his return he found indeed his Door lock'd, but opening it found the Box, wherein these Things were, broken open, and the Things gone; upon which he getting a Search-warrant, searched her Room, and found that which he called a Cabinet (which was only a square Pastboard Box) with his Writings upon her Bed's Tester, but none of the Money in it. The Prisoner denied the Fact. And as he took the Box down from the Tester himself, is being but a small one, it was suggested it might possibly be conveyed thither by himself, especially since she frequently left her Room open. And there had lately been a Quarrel betwixt them; so that the Prisoner had carried the Prosecutor before the Justice for beating her, whereupon he was heard to say, he would come up with the Old Bitch, She brought so many of her Neighbours to her Reputation, who having known her for 20 or 30 Years, gave her so fair a Character, that the Prosecution carried in it a flagrant Suspicion of being malicious, and so the Jury Acquitted her.

William Perry John Mooney , and William Dane , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's Stepney , were indicted for breaking the House of Jacob Pattison , on the 6th of Sept . last, in the Day-time, and taking thence 1 Cloth Coat, value 50 s.1 Wastcoat, value 30 s.1 silver Box, val.40 s. and other Goods to the value of 10 l . John Truss deposed, That he and the Prisoners committed the Robbery; that there were double Casements to the Room, which being open, Moony got into the Window and handed the Goods ont to the rest. The Prisoners denied the Fact, saying they had never seen the Evidence in their Lives. There being no Evidence of the Fact but John Truss , the Jury acquitted them.

John Moony and William Dane were a second time indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Hall , the 10th of September last, between the Hours of 7 and 9 at Night, and stealing thence 12 Shirts and Shifts, value 4 l. a pair of Sheets, val.20 s and 3 Pillowbiers, val.3 s . The Prosecutor's Wife deposed, that the Window was shut. John Truss deposed that the Prisoners and he committed the Fact; that Moony got in at the Window and handed the Goods to him and Dane and that they were sold to Elizabeth Price in Turnbowl-street The Jury found them both guilty of Felony and Burglary .

[Death. See summary.]

Lewis Goldsborough and Thomas Goldsborough , of St. Martin's in the Fields ,(Father and Son) were Indicted for stealing 28 Bolts of Willow Osier-rod, val.17 s. the Goods of John Merriack , the 16th of Nov. last. The Person that found them swore the Rods to be John Merriack's and Jeremiah Howel depos'd they both brought them to him to sell. The Jury found them guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Weeten , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Weeten , his Father , in the Night-time, and stealing thence a pair of Serge Breeches, value 4 s. a Brass Cock, value 2 s. and a pair of Shoes, val.3 s. on the 5th of November last. The Prosecutor, his Father, depos'd, that he broke in at the Window and stole the Goods. He has been a notorious Offender; and the Father swore he had done the like twenty times: but the Jury tenderly considering the Case, acquitted him.

Christopher Ward , of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for breaking the House of Elizabeth Charlsworth , between the Hours of 12 and 2 in the Night, and stealing, Muslin Head-cloths, value 3l. 16 Silk Handkerchiefs, Thread, Tape, and other Goods , the 14th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that her Shop was broken open, and the Goods gone. John Day depos'd, that himself, with the Prisoner, William A , Thomas Wright , and one called Will the Sailor, broke the House and stole the Goods; and that they went into the Fields and shared them; and that the Prisoner had 7 s. and 6d. for his Part. The Prisoner denied that he had ever known or seen John Day in his Life: but it was prov'd in Court they had been Companions, He called Witnesses, who were Ann Brickheaver , who swore, that he was at home, and went to bed the Night the Robbery was done by 9 a Clock, and did not rise the next Morning till 7. And being asked how she knew? she reply'd, that she lay with his Mother, and that he lay in the same bed at the feet of it. He had a Sister that swore the same. The Proof of the Fact depending upon the single Evidence of John Day , he was acquitted .

Wallgrave Freer , and William Jones , of St. James's Westminster , were indicted for stealing a Stuff Night-gown, a Holland Apron, and other Things , the 30th of October last, the Goods of Eliz. Burridge . The Prosecutor cou'd not swear the Prisoners were the Persons who robbed her: they were apprehended by the Information of one John Young an Accomplice in the Robbery; but he said in Court, though he informed against two of the same Names, these were not the Persons. So they were acquitted .

Henry Sewet , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Brass Stew pans, the Goods of Dorothy Keilin , out of the Shop of James Weilder , the 22d of Nov. last. William Lawn depos'd that going along he saw the prisoner go into the Prosecutors Shop and take the Goods that he shop'd him and saw him back into the Shop again, where he drop'd them. But tho' the Prisoner deny'd the Fact, the Jury brought him in guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Bridget Birk , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch, value 15 s. a Seal, value 2 s. a Chain, val.2 s.3 Moidores, val.4 l. and 9 Guineas , the Property of Bartholomew Rotherham , the 22d of Nov , last. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, That the Prisoner being a Neighbour's Girl she employ'd her to wash a Room and she took that opportunity to take the Things out of a Chest of Drawers, and went away with them, Daniel Dean , a Waterman, depos'd, hat she going in his Boat to Brentford, and he seeing her have so much Money, and a Watch-string hang out of her Bosom, he suspected she had not come honestly by them; and therefore stopp'd her, and gave notice to the Prosecutor. She had nothing to say in her Defence. The Jury brought her in guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Thomson , alias Nodes , was indicted for an Assault and Robbery upon the King's Highway, on the Persons of Grace Stacy , Mary Carleton , and others, taking from them 2 Gold Rings, a Crown-piece, and about 1 s. and 6 d. more in small Money , on the 7th of Nov. last. The Prosecutors deposed, that about Noon the Prisoner rode up to the Whetstone Coach, near the end of Finchly Common , having a a piece of black Crape over one side of his Face; and presenting a Pistol, demanded their Money and Rings, which not coming off easily, he pull'd them off himself, and rased a Gentlewoman's Finger in pulling them off, and then rode off, but notice being immediately given at Finchly, several Persons pursu'd him and took him. There were several Evidences that were positive he was the Man that robb'd them, whereupon the Matter being so plain, the Jury brought him in guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

James Hudson alias Butler , was indicted for an Assault and Robbery on the King's Highway, committed on the Body of John Sheldon , on the 7th of Novemb. last, and taking from him a Silver Watch, value 41 and 40 s. in Money . The Prosecutor depos'd that the Prisoner came up to him on Finchly Common upon a Sorrel Horse, and bid him deliver; and that in the mean time William Thompson alias Nodes turn'd about and robb'd the Whetstone Coach; then they rode away together; but were so closely pursued by several Persons, that they were obliged to take into a Wood, and Hudson alias Butler, being unhors'd by a Bough of a Tree, was tsken. The Evidence was positive that the Prisoner was the Man that robb'd him: The Jury therefore brought him in guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

David Blair , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for assaulting Katharine Morecock on the Highway, and stealing from her 1 Gown, value 30 s. a Petticoat, val.10 s. and other Things to the value of 4 l the 7th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed that she having been in the Country, was coming from the Carrier's, and that the Prisoner came to her in Radcliff Highway , and offered her his Hand to help her over a Kennel, which she refused; he came up to her a second time, offering to carry her Bundle for her, which she refused likewise; and that he came up to her a third time, and threw her down, and took her Bundle from her, and ran away. He was afterwards taken by the Information of John Day . She was positive the Prisoner was the Man that robb'd her The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Bentley alias Potter , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Callico Gown, value 81. a Callico Petticoat, value 4 l. a Laced Head, val. 8 l. a pair of Laced Ruffles, val 3 l. and other Goods of the value of 25 l. the 3d October last, the goods of Bridget Butler . The Prosecutor depos'd she bought the things, and sent them by the Prisoner, who us'd to act as a Chairwoman in the Family, to the Swan with Two Necks in Lad lane, in order to be carried to a Lady: But 3 Weeks after she had advice, that she never received the Things. The Carrier and Book-keeper deposed in Court, they never received the Goods of the Prisoner. The Prisoner said, she deliver'd them at the Inn to one who told her he belonged to the Carrier. She being a Person of no ill Character, it appear'd probable she might be bit of the Goods by some Sharper; so the Jury found her not guilty .

B- P- , of St. Martins in the Fields , Spinster , was indicted for stealing 2 Indian Carpets, val 6l the Goods of a Person unknown, out of the Work-house of Edward Wren , the 1st of October last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner came to him along with a Linnen Draper, to have some Callico glaz'd; and his Wife deposed, that after the Prisoner was gone, she missed the Carpets, and sending her Apprentice after them, they came back. The Apprentice deposed, that he took the Carpets up within some Pallisadoes near his Master's House, supposing them to have been thrown there by the Prisoner. The Linnen Draper, who was with her all the time (being a Man of Credit) deposed, he did not perceive her either have or throw any thing away. And she brought so many Persons of Worth and unexceptionable Credit, who gave her so extraordinary a Character, that the Jury acquitted her.

Francis Dobson , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting Ann Downs upon the Highway, and taking from her a Linnen Pocket value 2 s a Holland Handkerchief, val.1 s. and a Guinea , the 12th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, that going along the Street, the Prisoner pull'd off her Pocket and ran away; the crying out, he was stopp'd, but the Pocket was not found upon him. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying he was a Waterman , and was going to Hungerford ford Stairs: whereupon the Jury acquitted him.

John Wilkinson of London, Labourer , was indicted for assaulting Mary Rutherford on the Highway, and stealing from her a Tickin Pocket, val.4 d. a Silk Handkerchief, val.18 d. a Cambrick Handkerchief, val.1 s. a pair of Silk Goves, val 1s, a Muslim Handkerchief, val. 1 s. the 30th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as she was going along the Street about 6 or 7 at Night, the Prisoner and an Accomplice of his came up to her, and his Companion pulled her down, and the Prisoner pull'd off her Pocket and ran away. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and it being dark, it was possible for the Evidence to the mistaken; thereupon the Jury acquitted him.

Robert Draw of London, Labourer , was indicted for privately stealing from Martha Peacock a Linnen Pocket, val.2 s.1 Holland Handkerchief, val.1 s. a pair of White Gloves, val 1 s. a pair of Scissars and 3 Keys , on the 1st of December last, The Prosecutor depos'd, That as she was going along the Street, the Prisoner came behind her, thrust his Hand up her Riding-hood, and pulled her Pocket of; that upon her crying out, he was followed and knocked down, and the Pocket found upon him. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Augustine Lincoln , of St. Mary Woolnoth , was indicted for an Assault and Murder committed on the Body of Robert Fibbot the 25th of October last, by giving him a mortal Wound with a Knife, value 1 d. on the inside of the Thigh, of the Breadth of half an Inch, and the Depth of one Inch and an half, of which he languished till the 18th of November, and then died .

He was a second time indicted on the Coroner's Inquest for Felony and Manslaughter for the same.

Richard Beans depos'd, that the Prisoner, the Deceased, and himself were all Fellow- Servants at the Swan Tavern in Cornhill ; that himself and the Prisoner had both been cleaning of Knives, and afterwards having had some Oysters, the Prisoner was pitching the Shells into a Hole, upon which the Deceased being in the Bar, bid him forbear; which he not doing, the Deceased came out of the Bar, and put his foot upon the Hole; upon which the Prisoner pitched some Oyster-shells on his Foot, whereupon the Deceased threw the Oyster Measure at the Prisoner's Head, who immediately threw it back at the Deceased, who taking it up, clapp'd it upon the Prisoner's Head, who enraged thereat, ran to the Deceased and kicked him; and the Deceased retiring from him, he threw the Knife at him, which stuck in his Thigh and gave him the Wound aforesaid, The Surgeon deposed that he being immediately sent for, found the Deceased had bled such a vast quantity of Blood in so little time, that he feared the Wound might be in the Crucal Artery, which among Surgeons is generally looked upon to be mortal; but however he bound it up, and stopp'd the Effusion, and acquainted Dr. Blundel with what he apprehened; and opening it again, was confirmed in his Opinion, and said, he did believe the Deceased died of that Wound. Mr. Gay (the Master) deposed, that they had lived very friendly together, and that there was no Quarrel nor Animosity between them. The like was said by others in the Family; and that the Deceased afterwards several times said, he freely forgave the Prisoner, and that he verily believed he had no Intent at all to kill him. The Jury considering the matter, brought him in guilty of Manslaughter only

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Peel was indicted for an Assault committed on the Bodies of William Harrison , John Pettit , and Thomas Jucy on the 14th of October last. The Prosecutors deposed, that going out of Curiosity to the Nonjuring Meeting in Scroops-Court , on the 14th of October last, hearing them pray for the King without mentioning any Name, they cry'd out King George, and for the Royal Family, without mentioning any particular Persons, they cry'd out their Royal Highnesses, Prince and Princess of Wales; and that upon this the Prisoner clapp'd his Hand upon his Sword, and they were thrust down stairs; but going up again with more Company, apprehended the Prisoner. The Prisoner said in his Defence, he was indeed at the Nonjuring Meeting, but only out of Curiosity; and that there being a hurly burly among them, he rose up hastily, and found his Sword some way intangled by a Seat, and that he did clap his Hand upon his Sword, but did not draw it against the Prosecutors. He brought several Persons to testifie he was no way disaffected to his Majesty King George and Government, but on the contrary a hearty Well-wisher to them; and that he had often drank King George's Health, and other loyal Healths in their Company, with all the Heartiness imaginable. And one of the Evidences said, had he not been well assured of his good Affection towards his present Majesty, tho' he was his own Brother, he wou'd not have said one Word in his behalf. Upon the whole is appeared to be a Mistake in the Prosecuter, they not knowing the Occasion of his clapping his Hand upon his Sword. The Jury considering the matter, acquitted him.

Anthony Rogers , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of Martin Purcel , Esq. and stealing thence a Silver Canister, value 6 d. the 15th of October last, in the Night-time . The Evidence against the Prisoner was William Carlisle , who deposed, That he and the Prisoner went out a thieving, and that the Prisoner lifted up the Sash, and went in at the Window, and brought out the Canister, and offer'd him afterwards a Guinea for his Share, which he would not take. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, but that the Evidence had been a Thief from his Cradle. The Jury found him guilty .

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Benjamin How , of the Parish of St. Martins, in the Fields , and Susanna Miller of the same place, were indicted; the first for breaking the Dwelling-house of Major John Sinclare , and stealing thence a silver Monteth, value 20 l. a silver Tea-kettle, val. 10 l. a silver Salver, val.50 s, and other Goods to the value of 50 l. with Writings, &c The Prosecutor's Servant deposed, that she went a few Doors off, about 7 a Clock at Night, to fetch some things, and locked the Street-Door after her; but when the came back, found the Street-Door, the Parlour-Door, and Closet-door all open, and the Plate,&c. gone. Another Evidence deposed, that some small time after a Person knocked at the Major's Door and went away, and at the opening the Door they found the Writings lying at the Door; soon after there came a Soldier, who told the Major, that it he would not hurt him, he would inform him where he should find the Persons that robbed him, and upon the Major's Promise, gave Directions for apprehending the Prisoners. When they were apprehended,2 spoons were found upon Susan Miller , that suited with 10 that were left of a Dozen, that the Major's Servant was very positive were her Matter's; but they being not mark'd, and the Prisoner pretenting, they were left her by an Aunt, and the Soldier who inform'd against them absconding; the Proof not being sufficient, they were acquitted

Roger Wisdale , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for breaking the Ware-house of William Bird , in the Night-time, and stealing from thence 4 dozen of Hats, value 3 l. on Feb.12.1713 . Abel Downs depos'd, that himself with the Prisoner, Christofer Margon and John Clark , walk'd in Covent-Garden Church-porch, and dodg'd the Watch till they went to their Stands, then went and broke open the Shutters, and himself went in and handed the Hats out to the rest, who carried them and sold them to one Elizabeth Salmon alias Iverson for 24 s. and that he had 6 s. for his share. The Prisoner denied the Fact; and it depending only on Downs's Evidence, he was acquitted .

William Wells , of St. Paul's Covent Garden , was indicted for breaking the Ware-house of William Bird , in the Night-time, and stealing thence 3 dozen of Hats, value 5 l. the 13th of April . But no sufficient Proof being given against him, he was acquitted .

James Reed alias Reeves , of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Hats, value 18 s. out of the shop of Edmund Juby in the Day-time , the 17th of Octob , last. The Prisoner was seen to come out of the shop with the Hats, by one passing by; who, suspecting him, stopp'd him, and carried him back to the Owner's house with the Hats. The Prisoner in his Defence, said he found the Hats, but that did not avail him. The Jury found him guilty of Shoplifting.

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Henrietta Brady ,(a Girl ) of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a silver Watch, value 25 s. from Joseph Stiles : the owned the fact, and that he sold it for 3 s. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d .

Margaret Banister alias Burnet , Wife of James Burnet of Fulham , was indicted for breaking the House of Elizabeth Manly in the Night-time, and stealing thence 60 Shifts and Shirt,6 Callico Gowns and Petticoats and other Linnen, the Property of several Persons , the 19th of November last. The Prosecutor, who was a Washer-woman , depos'd the found her House broken open about 5 a Clock in the Morning, and the Goods missing; and going to search in Rag-Fair, saw some of them hang up to sell, and was by the Buyer carried to the Prisoner, who had one of the Shifts upon her back. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that the Things were given her by her Husband, and brought some Evidences to prove it; and that she knew not how he came by them; but that be had been a very ill Husband to her, and was now gone from her. It appear'd probable, therefore the Jury acquitted her.

Jane Addison , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , Spinster , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring set with an Emerald and 2 Diamonds, value 39 s. out of the House of Jane Pugh the 28th of October last. There was no Proof that she took the Ring, but only that he confess'd it. The Prisoner denied the fact, and said they extorted the Confession from her by Threats; she was but young, and newly come out of the Country. Several Persons appear'd to her Reputation; who gave her a good Character; whereupon the Jury acquitted her.

Mary Elton , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Linnen shirt, value 3 s. a Holland Apron, val 1 s.6 d and two Pictures , the Goods of John Judge , on the 20th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd the Prisoner was his Servant , and had stolen the Goods, as he confess'd before the Justice. The Prisoner owned the taking of the Pictures, but deny'd the rest of the things. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10d

[Whipping. See summary.]

, of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for stealing a Looking-glass value 20 s. a Dressing-box, val.5 s. a Carpet, val.5 s. and other Goods , from William Dale , the 10th of Nov . last. The Prosecutor depos'd the Prisoner was his Servant some small Time, and stole them gradually out of the House, carry'd them to a Chandler's-shop, and from thence sent them to a Relation's where he found them. And thought the Prosecutor and other Evidences swore that some Pictures and a Looking-glass,&c were the Furniture of one of his Room for some years, the Prisoner at the Bar insisted upon it, that they were her own, and that the had had them for 4 Years last past. The Jury brought her in guilty of the Indictment.

She was again indicted for marrying a Second Husband, her First Husband being alive . To which the pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Samuel Bendrick of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously Stealing Cloth Coat, value 7 s.4 Shirts, value 6 s. a Hat, val.2 s.6 d. and some other things , the Goods of Joseph Smith , the 3rd of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd that he being washing his Master's Coach, saw a Man go from the Door with some Things, ran up into his Lodging, and missing them, follow'd the Prisoner and took him with them. The Prisoner in his Defence said he was a Porter and a Man gave him Six-pence to carry them to an Alehouse The Jury acquitted him.

Jane Wiseman alias Wooton of London, Spinster was indicted for picking the Pocket or Robert Jones , and stealing from him 1 s. in Money in November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, as he was going along, the Prisoner asked him to go in and drink with her, which he refusing, she thrust her Hand into his Breeches, but he push'd her away from him; but immediately felt after his Pocket and found it turn'd in side out; whereupon he presently apprehended her. The Prisoner denied the Fact; but she being an old Offender, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Jane Griffith of London, Spinster , with Elizabeth Tod , not yet taken were, indicted for privately stealing 1 Silver Tea-spoon, and other Goods from Thomas Saunders , the 22d of October last. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Brown , of St. Bartholomew the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bed-Quilt, val.20 s. 1 Gown, value 5 s . the Goods of John Squire , the 13th of November last. The Prisoner was taken with the Goods upon her. The Jury brought her in guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

George Willy , of the Parish of St. Martins le Grand , was Indicted for stealing 2 Brass Kettles, value 20 s.12 Ells of Linnen Cloth, val.36 s. and 30 Books, val.15. s. out of the Warehouse of John Royroft , the 7th of November last. The Prisoner owned the fact in part. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Wilkinson , of London, Labourer , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Muslin Aprons, a Handkerchief, a pair of silk Gloves, and 4 d in Copper Money , from Mary Rutherford , the 30th of November last. The Prosecutor depon'd that as she was going along, a Companion of the Prisoner came up to her and push'd her down; and while she was upon her knees, the Prisoner came up to her and pull'd off her Pocket. But the Indiciment being laid for privately stealing, when it should have been for an Assault and Robbery, he was acquitted of that, and another Indictment brought .

Thomas Edge , of Old-Fish-Street , was indicted for breaking the House of Francis Richardson in the Night-time , the 28th of November last. But the Evidence not being full against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

William Ellis , of the Parish of St, John's Wapping , was indicted for stealing 2 Shop-books, value 4 s.6d. out of the Compting-house of William Davis , the 24th of October last He was taken in the Fact. The Jury brought him in guilty to the value of 10d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Evans , of the Parish of St. Andrew's Holbourn , as Principal; and Dinah Pearse , alias Bently ; Dinah Pearse , Widow ; and Hannah Pearse , Spinster , as Accessaries, were indicted; Elizabeth Evans for feloniously stealing a Silver Salver, value 5 l. a Silver Tankard, val.10 l. 2 Silver Mugs, val.5 l. a Silver Coffee-pot, val.9 l.12 Silver Plates, value 28 l.14 Forks, and other Goods to a considerable Value, out of the Dwelling-house of Francis Molt , the 6th of August last, and that the 3 other Prisoners above-mention'd did receive these Goods, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor depos'd the Prisoner Elizabeth Evans lived with him as a Servant , and, getting the Keys in the Morning before the Family was a, under pretence of washing the Room, went of with the Plate. The Prisoner own'd the Fact : but there wanting Proof sufficient as to the other three, they were acquitted .

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Caleb Lockwood , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 10 s. and 6 d. in Money out of the Shop of John Maybank , the 1st of this Instant December . The Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, the Prisoner came into the Shop desiring him to help him to King Charles's Farthings and Halfpences, saying he was going Abroad where they would go for double the Value; and therefore giving him Five Farthings for a Penny, afterwards he ask'd for K. Charles's Shillings; and while he was picking them out, catch'd the Money out of his hand and ran away. The Prisoner denied the Fact: but having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury brought him in guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Barns , of the Parish of St. Anns Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Porridge-Pot, value 6 s. the Goods of Thomas Tailor , the 15th of Nov. last. The Prosecutor's Wife deposed, the Pot was stolen out of a back Kitchen. The Prisoner was taken with the Pot in a Basket of Rags (she going about a Ragging). The Prisoner in her Defence said, a Woman gave her a Penny to carry it for her; but it appearing only a Pretence, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Robert Monday , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for privately stealing a Brass Chafingdish, value 2 s. the Property of John Jekil , the 25th of October last. The Goods were found upon him; but he pretended he bought them of a Man for 14 d. The Jury found him guilty .

He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Jack, the Property of Mr Woodfield , from the Stall of Richard Sweatman , the 25th of October last. He was seen to draw it gradually off from the Stall, and put it in a Bag, and go off with it. He was apprehended with the Goods upon him. He had nothing to say in his Defence, but that he was 70 Years of Age. The Jury brought him in guilty to the Value of 4 s.10 d .

[Branding. See summary.]

Walter Kennedy , of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for an Assault and Robbery on the Highway, upon the Person of Edward Freeman , the 10th of November last at Night, and stealing from him a Hat, value 2 s.6 d . But it not being fully proved that he was the Man that took it, he was acquitted .

Ann Thompson , of the Parish of St. Botolphs Aldgate , was indicted for a Felony and Burglary, in stealing three Stuff-Gowns, value 3 l.2 Petticoats, val.3 l. a Coral, val.5 s. and other Goods, and 8 Pounds in Mony, out of the Dwelling-house of Matth.ew Ransford , the 8th of October last. The Prosecutor's Servant deposed, that the Prisoner lodged in the House, her Master being in the Marshalsea, and her Mistress in New Prison, and that the Prisoner called her up in the Morning hastening her to some Necessaries to her Mistress, and upon her return she found her room broken open, and the Good and the Prisoner gone. The Prisoner did not deny she had part of the Goods, but said they were hers, and that she had bought the Cloaths of the Prosecutor, and paid her for them. That the Prosecutor kept an ill House, and had seduced her to ply with her, and they were the Cloaths that she has sold her to appear in her Cullies. It was to plain the Woman was one of a very bad Character, but that was not sufficient to justify the Fact; therefore the Jury brought her in guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Raven , of St. Giles Cripplegate , Spinster , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Brass Porridge Pot, out of the Dwelling house of John Poils , the 20th of October last. The Pot was found upon her. She having nothing to say, but that a Woman was to give her 2 Pence to carry it for her, the Jury brought in guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Robert Whitlock , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Stuff Curtains and Vallence, value 10 s. the Goods of John Fleet , and other things out of the Dwelling-house of Joseph Adams , the 16th of October last. The Prisoner went into the House to drink, and while the Maid was gone to draw it, went off with the things. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Nathaniel Barter , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Spade, value 3 s. the Goods of John Tailor , on the 17th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed, he found it at a Pawnbroker's pawn'd in the Prisoner's Name; he having little to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d .

Elizabeth Brown , of St. Giles in the Fields , Spinster , was indicted for privately stealing a pair of Spectacles, value 2 s. and 1 Shilling in Money , the Goods of John Morris , the 25th of August last. The Prosecutor swore, she picked them out of his Pocket. She had little to say for herself; the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Whiting of the Parish of St. James Westminster was indicted for breaking the dwelling-house of Robert Malory and stealing thence 7 pair of Yarn Stockings, value 5 s. at 6 or 7 in the Night-time . Thomas Walsers deposed, he being near the house, saw the prisoner breaks the Sash and take the stockings out of the Window: That he followed him, and, getting Assistance, apprehended him with the stockings upon him. The fact being plainly proved. the Jury found him guilty of the Felony to the value of 10 d. but acquitted him of the Burglary .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Richard Brooks alias Strickland alias Slater of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Mary Gruby , at the Hour of 7 in the Night, with an intent to steal , the 8th of November last. The Prosecutor's servant deposed, that she went out to fetch some Necessaries, locking the Door after her. The Prosecutor deposed, that the coming down in the mean time, found the Prisoner coming out of the Parlour. The Prisoner pretended the Door was open, and he he came into enquire for an Acquaintance. He having stollen nothing, was acquitted .

Thomas Horn , Henry Wiseman , and William Homeby (not yet taken) of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, value 45s. the Property of Benjamin Turbot , the 17th of November left. The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoners came to his House to drink, and that Horn came into the Kitchen to offer a shilling to pay for a Pint of Two penny, and the mean time the other two went off with the Tankard. Horn pleaded be knew nothing of it; Wiseman, that he did not consent to it, but that Homeby carried away the Tankard: But it appearing he went away with Homeby the Jury acquitted Horn, but found Wiseman guilty to the Value of 39 s .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Knap of the Parish of St Sepulchres , was indicted for stealing 3 Pewter plates, value 2 s. the Goods of Edward Coster , the 1st of November last: The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner came to his House to drink with some Women, under the pretence of helping a Woman to a Nurse child; and calling for Cloth and Plates,&c. in order to eat something, takes the Plates under pretence of going to the Cooks to fetch Meat, and went away with them. The Prisoner denied the Fact; but the Evidence was positive he was the Person, the Jury therefore found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .

He was second time indicted for stealing 5 pewter Plates, value 4 s. from John Manly , the 30th of June last: But the Fact not being to plainly proved on him, he was acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Hart alias Cotterel , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for a felony in breaking the Shop of William Newman in the Day-time, and stealing 20 Velvet Caps, val.5 l 40 silk Caps, val.40 s. 9 Feather Muffs, val.30 s. and other Goods to the Value of 11 l. the 11th of March last. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, she the Day before she was robb'd did observe the Prisoner lurking about; and that when She had Information given her, she went to the Prisoner's House with a Search-Warrant. The Constable depos'd, he found some of the Caps in her Room, which were produc'd in Court, and owned by the Prosecutors wife and Servant. The Prisoner said in her Defence, she lent 10 s. on the Caps to one Ralph Parker , that was since hanged; but knew nothing of the stealing them. She brought a Person to confirm what she said; thereupon the Jury acquitted her.

She was a second time indicted for a Felony and Burglary, as an Accessary, together with John Hutchins , William Hopkins , John Shaw and William Carlisle , for breaking the House Edward Bond , in the Night time and sealing thence 30 Perriwings, value 15 l. 29 Rasors, val 20s. a Looking-glass, and other Things , the 18th of June last. William Carlisle, who was one concerned in the Burglary, deos'd that after they had committed the Robbery they went to her House about 4 of the Clock in the Morning, telling her what they bad done, and that she bought of them 18 Perriwings and 9 Rasors. The Jury thereupon found her guilty of Felony as Accessary .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Steel of London, Labourer was indicted for stealing a Portmanteau, with Linnen and other things, from off a Horse , the Goods of John Lemire , the 12th October last; but the Proof not being sufficient, be was acquitted .

John Hutchins of London, Labourer , with William Hopkins and John Shaw not yet taken, were indicted for breaking the shop of Edward Bond , the 18th of June last in the Night-time, and stealing thence 30 Perriwigs, value 15 l. 29 Razors, and other Goods . William Carlisle deposed, that he with the Prisoner and the others committed the Fact, and sold the Goods to Elizabeth Hart . The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s.10 d .

[Branding. See summary.]

Francis Brown of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Thread-Satin Gown and Petticoat, value 40 s. the Goods of a Person unknown, out of the shop of Edward Wren , the 8th May last. The Evidence being plain against the Prisoner, he was found guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Carol of London, Labourer , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Calico Gown, value 16 s. 2 Aprons, val. 4 s. and other Goods out of the Dwelling-house of John Brown , the 16th of October last in the Day-time. The fact being plainly prov'd, he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

George Pool of London Labourer , was indicted for privately stealing a Cask val.2 s. and 12 Gallons of pickled Cucumbers, out of the Shop of Isaac Wells , the 19 h of October last. The fact being plainly proved, he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Carol of London, Labourer , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Isaac Wells of a Tobacco-Box, value 2 s. and a Handkerchief, value 6 d , the 19 h of October last. The Prosecutor deposed, that having taken George Pool abovemention'd, with whom the Prisoner was Confederate, but had escaped; the Prisoner had the Assurance to come into his Shop while he was parlying with George Pool , and pick his Pocket. The Evidence being positive he was found guilty to the Value of 10d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ralph Harwood of London, Labourer, was indicted for breaking into the Shop of Henry Day , with an intent to steal , the 18th of September last. He was indeed found in the Shop; but it not plainly appearing how he got in, and nothing being stollen, he was acquitted .

James Northage , of the Parish of St. Martins was indicted for privately stealing 60 Bushels of Coals, val.2 l.10 s. out of the Warehouse of William Coxson , the 6th of November last. Two Evidences, who were porters, deposed, that the prisoner had hired them to carry Coals for him to Peoples Houses, he saying they were his own; but he filling them by Guess without Measuring them, gave them cause to Inspect they were not his own, and thereupon they made Enquiry who the Warehouse belong'd to, and gave notice to the Prosecutor. The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury brought him in guilty to the Value of 4 s.10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Walker , of St. Butolph's Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Dimity Pocket, value 2 d. a Silver Thimble, and other things from Elizabeth Spooler , the 23d of November last. The fact being prov'd clearly, the Jury brought him in guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Esther Partridge was indicted for stealing 6 Gold Rings,2 Silver Salts, and other Goods from Mary Boxford , the 10th of October last. But the Fact not being sufficiently proved, she was acquitted .

Henry Sewet , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Stew-Pans, value 6 s. the Propriety of Dorothy Keilin , out of the Shop of James Wilder , the 22d of November last. The Fact was plainly proved, and the Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, but only the Denial of the Fact. So the Jury brought him in guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Holms , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for stealing a Woollen Shroud, value 5 s. (N.B. No Notice taken of the Corps) the Property of a Person unknown, the 15th of November last. To which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

, was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in altering Pursers Accounts : To which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

was indicted for other stealing a Diamond Ring and Goods to the value of 69 l. to which indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Isaac Dalton , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for printing and publishing a scandalous Libel, entit'led, The Shift Shifted . The fact being fully prov'd, he was found guilty of the indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Peter Hill , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for printing a scandalous Libel, call'd, The Shift Shifted : But it appearing, that he was only employ'd as a Press-Man, and did not know what it was, he was acquitted .

William Daborn was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in printing the Shift Shifted : But it appearing that he was imposed upon, being told by the Persons that brought it, that it was the Dying Speeches of Paul and Hall; he was acquitted .

William Yates was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in printing and publishing The Shift Shifted ; and the fact being fully proved, he was found guilty of the indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

Mary Flint was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in printing and publishing The Shift Shifted . The fact being plainly proved, she was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Dorothy Laugham was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in publishing a scandalous Libel, intitled A Poem upon the Sight of his Majesty's Picture . The Fact was fully prov'd and she was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

John Dormer was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in publishing The Shift Shifted . To which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

Robert Child was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in forging a Counterfeit Note for 8 l. under the Hand of Samuel Hails ; But the Fact wanting Proof, he was acquitted .

Thomas Gray , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for forging a Receipt for 5 l. and receiving the Money out of the Exchequer, on the Account of an Annuity to Sarah Matthews . To which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Benjamin Fultis , Sarah Langsdale , and Ann Heathcot , were indicted for a Misdemeanor. for forging and publishing a false Bill of Sale, for receiving the Wages of Archibald Hammon , late of the ship Anglesea Which being fully prov'd against them, they were found guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Ann Lilly , was indicted for a Misdemeanor in forging and publishing false powers, in order to receive the Wages of John Jones in the Ship Weymouth ; of which indictment she was found guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Sarah Ambrose was indicted for a Misdemeanor in publishing a false will in order to receive the Wages of Humphry Bishop , belonging to the Ship York ; of which Indictment she was found guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Mary Freeman , was indicted for a Misdemeanor in publishing a false letter of Attorney for the receiving the Wages of John Treby , of the Ship Success ; of which indictment she was acquitted .

Christian Vickars , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in publishing a false power to receive the Wages of William Lambeth in the Ship Anglesea ; of which Indictment she was found guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

John Smith, commonly call'd Half Hang'd Smith , was brought to the Bar, and by the Opinions of the Judges upon the special Verdict on the Indictment brought against him for breaking the House of John Longate , was acquitted , and another brought against him for the same Fact in the Name of , and the Prosecutor being dead.(as it is said) no body appearing against him, had the unmerited good Fortune to be acquitted .

John Bigs was brought to the Bar, and was informed, that the Judges had considered his Case, and were of Opinion, that the erasing or taking the Indorsment of 90 l. off from a Bank-Note, was Felony, and within the meaning of the Act of Parliament, and that therefore he must receive sentence accordingly .

[Death. See summary.]

Francis Francia was brought to the Bar, and Mr. Attorney-General producing in Court two Affidavits that Mr. Horatio Walpole , a material Evidence for the King, was detain'd in Holland by Indisposition, his Tryal was deferr'dd till the next Sessions.

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows.

Receiv'd Sentence of Death,20.

Mary Wilson , William Stephens , S - J -, John Wilkinson , John Big , Deborah Aldridge, Elizabeth Knowles , William Hartley , William Parker , alias Gabe, alias Hawkins; Elizabeth Evans , William Chompson , alias Nodes; James Handson , alias Busler; Arhur Rogers, James Reed , alias R ; Thomas Hard , alias Davis, David Blair , Amm Thomson, John Moomy and William Dane .

Richard Brooks , alias Slater, alias Sturt ; Mary Abbot and Elizabeth Ousin , were called down to their former Sentence.

Burnt in the Hand,13.

Henry Wiseman , James Northage , B - H -, alias M -; Angustin Blinkborn , John Hatchins , Elizabeth Hart , alias catterel; Sarah Johnston , Robert Powel , David Morgan , Caleb Lockwood , Robert Munday , Bridget Birk , John Holms bailed in Court.

To be Whipt,25.

Robert Johnsan , James Wright , George Wily , Thomas Knap , James Griffith , Mary Brown , Jame Wifeman , Thomas Dyon , John Steel , John Carol , George Pool , William Ellis , Mary Barns , John Whiting , Elizabeth Raven , John Corol , Robert Whitlook Elizabeth Brown , Lewis Goldsburongh , Tho.Goldsborough , Francis Brown , Mary Stanton , Henry Sewet , John Walker , Mary Elton .

W - G - fin'd 50 l. and 1 year's imprisonment. Iassc Dalton, fin'd 20 Marks, to stand in the Pillory, and 1 year's imprisonment after the expiration of his consinement upon the last Sentence.

William Yares , fin'd 20 Marks. John Drmer , fin'd 5 Marks. Mary Flint , fin'd 20 Marks and 6 Months Imprisonment. Dirst by Longhoan, fin'd 5 Marks and 6 Months imprisonment.

Thomas Gray , fin'd 5 l. and 3 Months Imprisonment. Benjamin Fnicis , Sarah Longdale , Ann Heathess Ann Lilly , Sarah Ambrose , and Christian Vikars , to stand in the Pillory, and 6 Monts Imprisonment.

The Women pleaded their Bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being impannell'd, Elizabeth Knowls Elizabeth Evans , and Elizabeth Onwin , were found with quick Child.

The next Sessions to begin on Friday Jan,11.171617.

God Save King GEORGE.

Sir JAMES BATEMAN , Kt. and Bart. Lord-Mayor.

AN Indictment was preferred. the 2d of June 1715 , against John Bigg ; which set forth That one Joshua Odams, being intrusted by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to sign Notes on their Behalf for Payment of Money, did on the 19th of February 1714, make a Bank-Note, whereby he promised, for the said Governor and Company, to pay to Mr. James White , or Bearer, upon Demand,100 l.

The Indictment further set forth, That on the 22d of the said Month of February, 90 l. was paid by the Bank in part of the said Note; and thereupon an Indorsement was made thereon, purporting, that Ninety Pounds were paid 22d Feb.1714.

The Indictment further set forth, That the said John Bigg feloniously ERASED the said Indorsement, contrary to the Form of the Stature made in this behalf

Another Indictment was preferr'd against the said John Bigg. and the same was for ALTERING the Indorsement on the Bank-Bill abovemention'd.

To these Indictments the Prisoner pleaded Not Guilty: And after a long and full Evidence on the Part of the Prosecutors, the Jury found specially these Facts, viz.

That Joshua Odams made such Bank-Note for Payment of such Sum of 100 l. as abovemention'd.

That on the 22d of February 1714. 90 l. was paid in part of the said Note; and that upon such Payment, cross the writing thereof, were written these words and Figures, viz.

22 Feb.1714. Paid Ninety Pounds.

Which Words and Figures the Prisoner did totally Expunge and take out.

Upon the Whole, the Jury doubted whether in Point of Law the Prisoner, by expunging the Words and Figures written upon the Face of the said Note, was guilty of Felony, or, in other Words, was guilty of Altering or Erasing an Indorsement of a Bank-Note, within the Meaning of the Statute.

The Judges, upon this Occasion, being assembled at Serjeants-Inn-Hall in Fleetstreet, were attended by Council on both Sides; where the Point of Law was solemnly argued: And after consideration thereof, the judges were of Opinion, that the Prisoner was guilty of Felony within the Meaning of the statute; and at this sessions Judgement of Death was pronounced against him accordingly.

ADVERTISEMENT'S

DAVID POVEY , removed from Hatton Garden near Exctar-Exchange in the strand, London, Operator for the Teeth; who had the Honour to clean her late Majety's Teeth. He sells that pleasant Dentrifice King Charles II . corconstantly used: It makes the Teeth as white as Ivory, preserves them from decaying, destroying the scurry. He hath a Gephalick which certainly cures the Tooth-Ach in a Minute's Time, beyond any person in England. If the Teeth be rotten, or uneven, and full of Holes or black Specks, he will make them smooth, even, sound, and white, so that no person shall distinguish where the Defect has been, He sets in Artificial teeth so even, neat, and firm, that they need not be removed for seven years; and they may eat with them as well as with their former, and cannot be distinguish'd from their natural ones. He sells a pleasant Water, that presents any Rottenoess from seizing the Teeth, and takes all Paints and Impo , Cankers or Swellings out of the Gums, and fastens loose teeth, which several persons if quality and others know to be true. He had sold all that is written here to most of the Kings, Queens, Princes, Nobility and Gentry ever since King charles IId's Time. All that is printed here is sold at Will's Coffee-House in Cornhill.

To all Gentlemen, Ladies, and others, who are Lovers of Curisities .

At the First House on the Left-Hand, in Charles-Court, near Hungerford-Market, in the standrs, is to be seen the Moving Skeleton; Or, the Skeleton of a Man, which performs inch strange and wonderful Actions, that none can Credit, but those who have already seen it, to whom it has given a general satisfaction. And that it may be less surprising to the Spectators, I have here inserted its several Performances, which are as follow,(Viz)1. At the knocking at the Case in which the skeleton stands, the Door immediately files open.2. The Curtain which hangs before it gently down up out of sight which presents to your View, a Humane Skeleton, with an Hour Glass in one Hand, and a Dart in the other.3. He first raises that Hand with the Hour-Glass, which has a few Sands to run, and when those are spent.4. He raises the other Hand with the Dart, and makes Three Offers with it, as if striking at a Person.5.He then opens his Mouth and Groans 3 times most surprisingly.6. He then again with his law, strikes the Hour past on a Bell.7. He lets down his Hand with the Hour-Glass.8. He lets down his Hand with the Dart.9. A Pipe to Tobacco being put in his Mouth, he lights it himself.10. He blows the Candle out, and smoke his pipe as Naturally as any living Person can do, till being gently mov'd with a Stick: upon which,11. He immediately opens his law for the Pipe to be takes from him.12. The Curtain then falls down into its Place and all is over.

VIVAT REX.

Note, persons with child, children or whose Courage cannot be depended on, are desir'd not to see it, lest is should surprize them to their prejudice.

THE most excellent BALSAMICK WATER, being the greatest Preservative of Health in Nature, that in 50 years study of Physick I could find out, need not much to be said in its Commendation, for it will recommend it felt and I have no other interest in making of it Publick, but for the Satisfaction of my Friends, and the general Good of mankind, and that it may not die with me. I don't (like the English Quack) say that it cures all Distempers; but it infallibly keeps the Body in good Health, and defends it from all infections Airs and distempers, by taking 3 spoonfals of it in half a Pint of warm Ale, a Glass of White Wine, Tea, or any other Liquid, it may be taken by all Persons, of what Age or Sex soever, at may time of the Day, without confinement or Hinderance of Bussiness according to the printed Directions given with it. It prevents Consumptions, and cures them is not too far gone it relieves the Tiffick and Shortness of Breath; cures cers in the Lungs, or in any part of the Body; it opens all Obstructions, and infallibly destroys all sorts of Warms in Young or Old. It cures the Yellow and Black Jaundice, Lepnosy, Itch, and scald Heads. It certainly eradicates that regning Distemper the survey; chears the sprits, strengthing the Scomach and creares a good Appetige. I recommend it to all Child bearing Woman, it preserving the Infant from those Infirmities that Children are generally affliated with, purisies the whole Mass of Blood, render the skin beautiful and clear, and causes ealy Delivery. Likewise I recommend it to Sea-faring men that Trade to the East or West Indies or those Countries where Fevers or the plague are infectious . When all other Remedies fail, this excellent Balsamick Water drives out the small Pox or Measles and keeps them from the stomach or

Throat, preventing that Soreness which generally accompanies, and often proves fatal in that Distemper; and also prevents the small pox or any other infectious Distemper, from spreading in a Family. It's excellent for Gentlemen after hard Drinking, far exceeding any thing; it discharges the Body from the Impurity of bad Wine, and cleanses it from all scorburick Spots, Scab or Boyls, by bathing outwardly; and cures all Old Sores and Green Wounds, by washing the Place with it and all sorts of sore mouths caused by inward Heat or Canker. It is also excellent for all Persons that drink the Waters, causing them to pass , and evacuate whatever Humours offend the Body. I his excellent Balsamick Water is put up in half Pint Bottles, at a s.6d each Bottle, with Directions at large for the Taking and use of it, which being close flopp'd retains its Vittue in all Climates; for the older it grows, the better it is: I generally gives one Stool, and works off by urine. This excellent Balsamick wner is made by none but my self and to prevent Counterfeits, is fold only at Mr. Parker's Book-seller, at the Bible and Crown in Lombard. Street, pear stock-market, sealed with a Lion and Dagger. Perfom'd by

HENDRICK VANDOR

To all Lovers of ART, the Wonderful Machine; being a gress Amusement for Curiom.

AT the first House on the Left-hand in Charles Court in the strand, near Hungeford Market, is to be seen the most surprizing Astronomical and Musical CLOCK. Its chief perfomances are as follows, viz. It shews the Riting and Setting of the Sun, the Lengthning and shortning of the Days, even as Nature it self performs them. Likewise it shews the Sun's place in the Ecliptick, with the Southing of 16 of the most noted Fix'd Stars . It likewise shews the Increase, Decrease Full and Change of the Moon, with the Aspects the makes to the Sun, and her Distance both in signs and Degrees from him. It also shews the Time of High-water at Thirty several Sea-ports, with The Moon's Southing. It performs on the Organ, Hute, or Flageolet, divers sorts of Tunes, both common, or from the Opera's, either single or in Consort, with such regular shakes and proper Graces, that it's hard to be distinguish'd from the Performances of Several Masters. It likewise imitates the melodions Singing of Birds of Several Kinds; first in their wild Notes, them in Consort with the Flute or Organ, to sush wonderful Persetion , that it is a stonishing to all that hear it.

Vivet Rex.

First Seats 2 s Second Seats 1 s. and the Lowest 6 d.

N. B. Attendance is given from Ten of the Clock in the Morning till Nine at Night; and to to be shows to One or more without the least hinderance of Time. To be seen till the 8th of January next, and no longer, at this Place.

N. B. This Machine was made by Christopher Pinchbeck living near Smithfield-Bars; where be may be spoke with by any person of Quality tobe shall have occasion for any thing of the like performance; or as Charles-Court aforesaid, every Day.