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Old Bailey Proceedings, 30th May 1718.

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

Friday and Saturday, being the 30th and 31st of May, 1718. In the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Before the Right Hon. Sir WILLIAM LEWEN , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Lord Chief Justice King; Mr. Baron Mountagus ; Sir William Thompson , Kt. Recorder; John Raby , Esq; Deputy - 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.

James Nathall

John Hawkins

Daniel Robertson

John Barket

William Noy

William Meakins

Thomas Archer

Samuel Townsend

Thomas Freeman

Richard Loader

John Banker

John Hart .

Middlesex Jury.

Bruce Randal

Joseph Partridge

Hecter Mackenzie

Thomas Whitting

Percival Ludgate

John Edwards

Benjamin Forster

Richard Jackson

Charles Russel

John Walkingham

David Fysield

James Harrison .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Frances Jacobs , of the Parish of Christ Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing 26 Ounces of Gum Elamy, value 10 s. in the Shop of John Antrim , the 20th of May last. The Prosecutor's Servant deposed, That the Prisoner came into his Master's Shop under pretence of buying some Coco-Nuts, and took the Opportunity to steal the Gum Elamy. Another Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner brought it to his Shop to sell, and he suspecting she had stollen it, remembring he had seen such Gum lie in his Neighbour a Druggist's Window, and sending to enquire, the Prosecutor's Servant came and owned it. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, pleading she used to deal in such things; and that finding it in her Handkerchief among some Chocolate, she did not know but that she had brought it from home. This did not avail but that the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Hugh Alford , of St. Martin's Ludgate , was indicted for Assaulting Ann May , and stealing from her a Pocket, a Handkerchief, value 2 s.6 d. and a quarter of a pound of Thread, value 7 d. the 12th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as she was passing under Ludgate at about 11 a Clock at Night, she was met by the Prisoner, who gave her a Jostle, pull'd of her Pocket and ran away; but she pursuing him caught hold of him, and held him till the Watch came to her Assistance upon her calling out. This was confirm'd by another Evidence: Yet the Prisoner deny'd the Fact. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Eleanor Wade , of St. Bartholomew the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon, value 10 s. the Property of James Rose , the 8th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being a poor Woman, was employ'd to assist the Prosecutor's Servants in washing Dishes , &c. in the Time of the Passover, and did take the Spoon and sold it, which she owned upon her being apprehended: But yet deny'd it upon her Tryal. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Samuel Whittle , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 2 s. 6 d. from the Person of Samuel Serjeant , the 3d of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, That as he was going along FleetStreet he felt the Prisoner's Hand in his Pocket, saw him take out his Handkerchief and thrust it into his Breeches; upon which he pursued him and he was seized and found it upon him. The Prisoner pleaded that he found the Handkerchief on the Ground, and made great Complaint that he had been barbarously used by the Prosecutor, knock'd down, made all over of a gore Blood , and bled at least near a Pint and half. The Prosecutor own'd that the Prisoner was indeed knock'd down but not by him, but be in pursuing him, his Sword got between his Legs so that the Prisoner got the start of him, and he calling out to stop him, some body did knock him down, and that one J. H. a Constable, seized him the Prosecutor, and used him ill, for pursuing the Prisoner, carried him before a Magistrate under pretence of his causing a Riot, for which he was now prosecuting the said Constable. The Jury found the Prisoner Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Richard Capstock , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Pair of Worsted Stockings, value 18 s. the Property of Edward Edge , and 13 Pair of Stockings, value 32 s. the Property of William Fosset , in the Warehouse of William Wall , the 17th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner being employed to assist him in his Dye-house for two Days, stole the Stockings and sold them. The Goods were produc'd in Court, and the Fact plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.( Death .)

William Cutler , of the Parish of Hillenden , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen Headclothes, value 4 s. 6 d. the Property of Ann Reynolds , the 30th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed, that she having washed the Linnen hung it to dry on a Hedge, and missing it was inform'd that the Prisoner had been seen lurking near the Place, and upon taxing the Prisoner with them he gave them to her from a Hedge where he had bid them. The Prisoner pleaded he found them in the Road, but this did not avail; the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Elizabeth Lawler , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Carcass of a Lamb, value 12 s. the Property of Thomas Kotum , the 3d of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Lamb hanging at his Shop, was carried away by the Prisoner , and that she being pursued was apprehended with the Lamb under her Arm. The Prisoner pleaded that she was disorder'd in her Head and crazy, and did not know what she did nor how she came by it. The Prosecutor owned indeed that she was drunk; but this Disorder did not excuse her, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

John Ryley , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pocket, 9 Keys, 18 Guineas, and 20 Shillings in Silver , from the Person of Mary Hilliard , the 7th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed; that she having been in a Coach, was set down at the End of Charles-Court in the Strand , and the Prisoner standing there and seeing her pay the Coachman, when she had done caught hold of her Pocket, and with great Violence pulled it off and ran away; but she pursuing him and crying out stop Thief, he was seized before he got out of her sight, but the Pocket was conveyed away to one of two Men that immediately after he had pulled off her Pocket ran to him as if they had run against him, and then both ran away. There was also a Note produced by the Constable that the Prisoner had thrown out of the Round-house-Window while he was secured there, which was taken up by one of the Prisoner's Acquaintance, but the Constable seized him immediately and took it from him: This Note contained a Confirmation of his being Guilty of the Fact, and the Prosecutor swearing positively he was the Person who pulled off her Pocket, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.( Death .)

John Ellis , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Shoes, value 4 s. in the Shop of Samuel Shipley , the 8th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was seen to reach his Hand over the Prosecutor's Window and take the Shoes off from a Shelf and go away with them, and being pursued was taken with the Shoes in his Bosom. Notwithstanding he denied the Fact, or that he had the Shoes at all, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

John Ellis , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon and wearing Apparel, value 35 s. from John Holmes , the 15th of May last. It appeared that the Prosecutor being Unkle to the Prisoner had been very kind to him, but he being Apprentice grew disorderly and absented himself from his Master, and coming to his Unkle took the Opportunity or carrying away the Goods; they were found upon him at his Apprehension. The Prisoner alledg'd they were given him by his Aunt; but he not proving it, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transported for 7 Years .

Joseph Lang , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted, together with John Pitts and Richard Adderson , for an Assault upon John Forrel , and taking from him a Hat and a Handkerchief, value 5 s. the 5th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor had been ill used by the Prisoner and his Associates, knock'd down and beat, and that his Hat and Handkerchief were lost, and that both the Prisoner and his Comrades were Persons of no very good Character, but it also appeared that the Prisoner was very much in Drink and very quarrelsom: But it not being sufficiently proved that the Assault was made with a felonious Intent to steal, the Jury acquitted him.

Richard Washington , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Parcels of Silks and Calicoes, value 55 l. from George Dondswell , the 1st of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Journey-man to the Prosecutor, and had taken divers Opportunities of taking the Goods in small Parcels, and had carried them out and pawn'd them at fourteen different Place, and at twice as many different Tittles, and one of the Pawn-brokers suspecting the Prisoner, inform'd the Master; upon which the Prisoner, confess'd the whole; gave his Master a Catalogue of each Parcel of Goods pawn'd at the several places, which he found and had according to his Direction, which Goods were produced in Court. The Prisoner pleaded in his Defence, that he did not take the said Goods with a Felonious Intent, to wrong his Master of them, but being in Debt was very much pressed by his Creditors, and the Expectation he had from his Friends depending upon his being in Business, and having Money to come up from some of them, which was delayed some Month; longer than he expected, did make bold to pawn his Master's Goods, with Intent when he received his Money to have redeemed them again, and have carried them again to his Master's Shop. He did indeed call several Persons he had formerly served, who gave him a very good Character; and some that did confirm what he said of Money that he was to receive out of the Country, which was delayed, and did at last come, but just before his Apprehension; so that his Allegations did appear probable. But these Excuses not being allowable in such Cases, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Thomas Devereux , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, Petticoat, and Linnen, value 35 s. the Property of Hannah Benson , the 26th of April last. It appeared that the Goods were stollen out of the Prosecutor's Room, and being seen by a Neighbour under the Prisoner's Arm and known to be the Prosecutor's, the Prisoner was pursued and taken with them. The Prisoner pretended he found them in the Street, and that he did belong to the Essex Man of War, and went along with them a Pressing, but staying behind, as he was going after them was charged with the Fact, but he knew nothing of the Matter, being very drunk. In answer to this the Constable deposed, when he was first apprehended he appear'd very sober; but when he was carrying before the Justice he seem'd to be so very drunk that he could scarce hold him up; but when he came from thence to go to Newgate, he was so sober that he could scarce keep him from running away from him. Upon the whole the Jury acquitted him.

Henrietta Brady , of the Parish of Pancrass , was indicted for stealing three quarters of a Yard of Muslin and Edging, value 3 s. in the Dwelling-house of Evan Morgan the 12th of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner being employed to tend the Prosecutor's Child, stole the things and went away. She deny'd it upon her Tryal, and for want of sufficient Proof was acquitted .

Edward Cutler was indicted for feloniously stealing a Canvas Bag value 1 d. 28 Guineas, and 18 l. in Silver, in the Dwelling-house of John Roff , the 25th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner being the Son of an intimate Acquaintance, and one whom he had known from his Infancy, came to see him about 11 a-Clock in the Forenoon on Sunday the 25th of May, whereupon he made him welcome, fetching a Full Pot of Drink and putting some Brandy in it; after that he fetch'd more Drink into which he put more Brandy; that they drank it, and the Prisoner lay down on his Bed, and he thought slept; that in the mean time he lighted a Pipe of Tobacco, and went out to the Door for about a quarter of an Hour; that the Prisoner Staid till about 5 or 6 in the Afternoon, and then went away; and when he was gone he look'd for his Flask of Brandy, but it was gone; then he look'd for his Money, which he had put in a Nook in the Chimney-Corner, and that was gone too: that there had been no body in the Room but the Prisoner, that it was there a little before the Prisoner came, he having put a Crown to it. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, brought several to his Reputation, who gave him a very good Character, whereupon the Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Darrel , of Queenhithe , was indicted for feloniously stealing 9 Silver Spoons, value 4 l. a pair of Silver Spurs, value 35 s. wearing Apparel, value 2 l. the Property of Augustin Meadows , and a black Hood value 5 s. the Property of Ann Wakeford , in the Dwelling-house of Augustin Meadows , the 30th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was his Servant , and lesing Goods at divers times, suspected her, and taxing her with it, she acknowledged where she had pawned them, and 5 of them he found accordingly. Another Evidence deposed, that she had lent the Prisoner Money upon the other Goods, and that she came and brought a written Order for the selling of them; saying they were her Master's, who was a Foreign Ambassador , and was gone, and owing her 40 s. for Wages, order'd her to take the Surplusage of the Money they were sold for, more than they had been pawn'd for, for her Wages. The Prisoner upon her Tryal pleaded, her Master had absconded for some time, and her Mistress had given her the things to pawn for her Use; which she did, and gave her the Money, and was not willing her Master should know of it. Upon hearing the whole matter, the Jury acquitted her.

Thomas Warman , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Stuff Curtains and a Curtain-Rod, value 3 s. in the Dwelling-house of Roger Ewbank , the 6th of May . It appeared by the Evidence that the Prosecutor kept the Sun-Tavern in Holbourn , and the Prisoner had been seen by one of the Prosecutor's Servants lurking about the Door and Entry, and being watch'd, was seen to go into a Room below Stairs, cut of which Company was just gone, and being followed into the Room, had taken down the Curtains and Rod, and when the Servant went in threw them down behind the Door. The Prisoner upon his Tryal deny'd the Fact, and alledged he only went in to inquire for one Mary Day , and was no further than the Entry; but the Kin g's Evidence swore otherwise; the Jury brought him in guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Thomas Burnet , of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Callicoe Pocket, val. 3 d. a Silver Thimble gilt with Gold, value 5 s. a Silk Handkerchief, value 2 s. 6 d. and 14 s. in Money , from the Person of Mary Fox , the 6th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as she was going along in Bow Church-Yard, the Prisoner came up to her and pull'd off her Pocket, upon which she cry'd out, and a Gentleman followed the Prisoner, and a Coachman jumping off his Coach-Box apprehended him. The Pocket was not found upon him; the Coachman who apprehended the Prisoner was not there, and the Prosecutor was cautious of swearing positively he was the Person that took her Pocket, it being dark; but said, by his person she did verily believe him to be the same. The Prisoner pleaded that he had been drinking, and was going along, and hearing a Cry of Stop Thief, ran to see what was the Matter, and so was apprehended by the Coachman. This pretence and the Gentlewoman's Cautiousness availed him so that the Jury acquitted him.

Robert Ferryman , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Camblet Pocket, value 6 d. 3 Handkerchiefs value 3 s. a Snuff-box value 2 s. 6 d. and 7 s. in Money , from the Person of Lydia Ashley , the 13th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as she was passing along Ludgate-Hill about 11 a Clock at Night, the Prisoner came up to her and pull'd off her Pocket and ran away, upon which she cry'd out. Another Evidence deposed, that as he was going before the Prosecutor, and hearing her cry out, he turned back and saw the Prisoner give the second pull, at which the Pocket came off, and he ran away; that thereupon he pursued the Prisoner, crying out Stop Thief, and the Prisoner ran along crying Stop Thief, and that he cryed out; stop him who cryes stop Thief, and he was seized by another person at the Corner of the Old Bailey. The other Evidence deposed, that as he was standing at his Door in the Old Baily, and hearing the Out-cry, he made towards Ludgate-Hill, and there met the Prisoner running, and laid hold of him; but he told him the Thief was a Man that ran before; but he not believing him, held him. The Pocket was taken up at some small distance from him. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Samuel Green , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 3 s. from the person of John Harvey , the 22d of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, That there being a Company of People standing together, as he pass'd along his Handkerchief was pick'd out of his Pocket, but he knew not who did it. Another Evidence, a Lad, deposed, that as he was at work in his Master's Shop, he saw the Prisoner's Hand in the Prosecutor's Pocket, and saw him take the Handkerchief, upon which he ran to him and seized him, taxing him with stealing the Handkerchief, upon which the Prisoner gave it him, saying keep it, keep it; that then he held him, and carried him to the Prosecutor. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, saying he was going of an Errand and saw it lie on the Ground, and only took it up, and was for giving it the right Owner. The Jury acquitted him.

Gerrard Pell , of St. James's Westminister , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Brass Cocks, val. 4 s. in the Dwelling-house of Samuel Court the 22d of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, That the Prisoner came to his House and called for a Pint of Drink, and afterwards wanted to go to the Necessary House in the Cellar, which he did, and came up again, that then he call'd for another Pint of Drink, and took an Excuse to go into the Cellar a second time, and came up and pass'd by him and went away, saying, your Humble Servant; he saying, Sir, you are kindly Welcome, not knowing what he had done. The Servant deposed the same, adding that he going down into the Cellar to draw some Sider, met the Prisoner on the Stairs different from what he went down, and asking him what he did there, he pretended he had mistaken his way; but when he came into the Cellar saw the Cock taken out of the But of Stout, and another out of the Cask of Sider, and the Liquors running about the Cellar; however the Prisoner got off for that time, but was afterwards taken by accident. The Prisoner denied the Fact, or that he ever was in the Prosecutor's House in his Life. But the contrary being sufficiently proved, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Francis Gibbons alias Doulton , of Enfield , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Cows, value 7 l. the Property of John Pepper , Esq ; the 12th of May last.

He was likewise indicted a second time for stealing one Cow, value 3 l. 10 s. the Property of Ann Pigot , the 19th of May last. One Evidence deposed that the Prisoner came to live at Enfield not long before, having taken a Cottage of 45 s. per Annum, and having no Land to it, was observed to have Cattle which were fed upon Enfield-Chase; and that Ann Pigot lost a Cow, which the Prisoner used to drive from the Chase and own to be his. General Pepper's Servant deposed, that hearing the Prisoner was suspected, and knowing that the General had lost two Cows, which were among his Cattle when he came to him about 6 Months ago, and had been since lost, he went to see the Prisoners Cattle, and found the two Cows, but the Marks seemed to be cut or filed out of their Horns; but he knew the Beasts to be General Pepper's. The Prisoner in his defence said that the Cows were all his own, and that he had had them ever since Bartholo-tide last; that he had bought them at the Welsh-Fair at Clerkenwell at that time; he brought an Evidence to prove he bought two such Beasts at that time, which very near or altogether answered the Description: He produced several Persons who gave him a very good Character, that he was a very honest and industrious Man, that he used to keep Cows, succle Calves, sell Milk, &c. for a Living: That he had before he removed to Enfield lived very honestly at Kentish-Town, but meeting with Misfortunes, was obliged to leave that Place, and go by the Name of Doulton: but that he always behav'd himself very honestly and industriously. Upon hearing the whole matter, the Jury acquitted him of both Indictments .

William Groves , was indicted for stealing a Sorrel Gelding, value 3 l.10 s. the property of Nathanael Dod , the 22d of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, he put his Horse upon Enfield-Chase and the Prisoner sold him. The Person who bought the Horse deposed, that the Prisoner sold him a Horse for 3 l.10 s. and engaged that if he were own'd within a Twelve Month and a Day he would return his Money again; and that he had not bought the Horse above half an Hour but he was own'd. The Prisoner pleaded in his Defence that he was Keeper of the Lodge-House in Enfield-Chase belonging to General Pepper and finding a stray Horse upon the Chase he enquir'd for the owner but could hear of none , although he had rid him from Town to Town, and Fair to Fair, and being inform'd by the Country People that he might (as he understood them) sell the House in a Twelve Month and a Day the buyer and he meeting together, and being both in drink struck the Bargin; but he had no Intent at all to steal the Horse, but mistaking the matter of keeping him a Twelve Month and a Day and then selling him, he understood he might sell him at any time within a Twelve Month and a Days. Some Persons from General Pepper gave the Prisoner the Character of a very Honest Man, who having behav'd himself for 16 Years very well in the Army, and being grown in Years had been put into that Employment by the General, so that it was rather the Effects of Ignorance and Liquor than a Felonious intent. The Jury thereupon acquitted him.

Christopher Matthews , John Pierpoint , John Shippy ,(three boys ) of St. Anns Aldersgate , as Principals, and Rebeccah White as Accessary, after the Fact, were indicted, the three former for breaking the Dwelling-house of Francis Nash , and stealing wearing Apparel, Dimety, Shalloon,&c. value 3l. 10s. May the 12th in the Night-time . The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Glass over the Door was taken down, and a person put in who open'd the Shop-door and carry'd off the Goods, and being called by some Neighbours found his Shop-door open about 2 in the Morning and had Intimation given, he had reason to suspect some Idle Boys living about Barbacin, and going to the Watch-House, and informing them of his House being broken, a little Boy, one John White , came to the Watchmen, desiring to have a piece of Candle for a Half-penny, for that his Mother was taken very ill, and he wanted a Light in order to assist her; that this Boy being known by the Watch to be a Boy of an ill Character, they took no Notice, but dogging him home, rush'd into the House on a sudden, and found the Boy's Mother, Rebeccah White, up and dress'd, and standing by the Table; on which there lay several parcels of the prosecutors Goods, and others were afterwards found brush'd off the Table on the Ground. That thereupon they apprehended Rebeccah White the Mother, and John White the Son, who at first was obstinate, but after some time confest the Fact, and his Accomplices, who were the prisoners above mentioned, and they were apprehended. John White deposed, that himself and the three other Boys were drinking together at an Alehouse in Smith-field in the afternoon, and staid there while Twelve a Clock at Night; that then they all went to the prosecutors House, where John Pierpoint lifted him up, and he took down the Glass, and gave it to the rest, who hid it; that then he went in and opened the Shop Door, and they all came in, and took each of them a parcel of the things, and he went Home, but they not with him, but each of them had their parcel, which they threw down, and he went and fetched them, and then went to get a Candle, designing in about an Hour to have gone to meet them in order to have shared the Goods among them. The Boy laboured to clear his Mother, saying that she was innocent of the Matter, that she was in Bed when he came in, and he was let in by a little Brother. The Jury found the Boys all guilty of the Felony to the value of 10d. each; but acquited them of the Burglary . All three Transported for 7 Years. And by finding it only Larceney, Rebeccah White was acquitted .

John Williams , of St. Andrews Holbourn was indicted for feloniously stealing a Coach Seat value 30 s. the property of the Lady Ursula Shaftoe , the 27th of May last. The Evidence deposed that the Prisoner was seen to take the Coach Seat out of the Coach as it was going along, and gave it to another Man, and being pursued was taken, and the other Man to avoid being apprehended threw down the Seat and ran away. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact. However the Evidence being positive, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Grace Parker , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted so privately stealing a purse value 1 d. and 19 d. Pence in Money , from the person of John Moreton , the 18th of May . The prosecutor deposed that he going out about Twelve a Clock a Saturday-night to buy a penny worth of Tobacco, the prisoner standing in the Street called him to her, and entertaining him with some strange sort of Discourse, in the mean time pick'd his Purse and Money out of his pocket, upon which he missing it, charged her with it, following her for his Money, and at length coming to the Watch, charged them with her, as she did them with him; so they bore one another Company that Night. He was positive she took the Money from him, and that he saw her throw away the purse as she was going to the Watch-house and he took it up, but the Money was gone out of it. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Mary Lewis , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pinner, value 6 d. 3 Necks, value 7 s. and other Linnen , the Property of Martha Jones , the 8th of May last; but no body appearing against her she was Acquitted .

She was indicted a second time for feloniously stealing a Wrapper, value 1 s. 3 d. and 3 Clouts, value 5 s. the Goods of John Tapley , the same 8th of May ; but no body appearing against her she was acquitted of this Indictment also.

She was indicted a third time for feloniously stealing 7 lb. of Tallow, and a Sack, out of the Dwelling-house of John Skinner ; but no body appearing against her, she was acquitted of this Indictment likewise.

Ann Smith , was indicted for stealing Goods, value 3 l. the Property of Martha Bucklberry ; the Fact being plainly proved the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Ruth Dalton , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 l. from Joseph Webb , the 28th of May last; The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner was his Servant , and the Money being in a Box in his Room, which she was in a little before he missed his Money, he did believe she must have it. The Prisoner upon her Tryal deny'd the Fact, and several Evidences appeared who gave her a good Character, and that since that tim they had been oblig'd to relieve her, and no signs of her having Money appearing, they did not believe she had. Upon the whole the Jury acquitted her.

Joseph Harabin , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously marrying Mary Dukes , the 24th of April last, a former Wife being alive; the Marriages being both plainly prov'd, and the Wives both alive , the Jury found him Guilty of the Felony, and he was burnt in the Hand accordingly.

Edward Wade , and Henry Hingle , of the Parish of Finchly , were indicted for Assaulting William Seabrook on the High Way, and taking from him 2 Keys and 15 l. in Money , the 21st of February last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he having been at London, was riding over Finchly-Common between 7 and 8 a Clock at Night, and was met by three Men on foot, who came up to him, catch'd hold of his Horse's Bridle, pull'd him off his Horse, said him upon his Back and risted him, telling him they wanted his Money, swearing and cursing in a very violent Manner; and taking his Money our of his Pocket, they swore one to the other that there was Gold amongst it, and one of them said aware of false Pockets, so they unbutton'd his Breeches and searched his Phob; they also took away his Hat, upon which he begg'd of them not to take away his Hat and make him go home bare-headed; then they threw down his Hat in the Road and left it, and then one of them got up upon his Horse, and he desired them not to take his Horse, they told him they would leave him at a Place two Mile off; then they all got up, and he followed them, desiring them not to carry his Horse away; but they swore terribly at him; that if he came a foot further they would shoot him through the Head: so he was obliged to forbear following them. So they rode away, and he went to Finchly Town, and there met with a Butcher and a Farmer who went to look for his Horse, and found him on the High Way at Horrow the Hill; but he could not be positive that the Prisoners were the Men. Being asked by the Court how he came to to charge the Prisoners; he reply'd, that a Brother of Henry Hingle being apprehended for another Robbery and sent to New Prison, sent to him and he went to him; that he there confest to him that himself and the two Prisoners robb'd him, and that they were apprehended and committed upon his Information, but the said Hingle had since made his Escape out of New Prison, and had not since been retaken. He also produced one of the Keys in Court which was taken from him when he was robb'd, which Key was bought of Henry Hingle. The Prisoners both deny'd the Fact, and Henry Hingle alledg'd that he found the Keys in the Road near Highgate; so for want of sufficient Proof they were acquitted . But are to be sent down to Hertford in order to be Try'd for another Fact, where sufficient Evidence will in all probability be found against them.

William Pearse and Mary Jones , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , were indicted for feloniously stealing Books, Linnen, and other Goods , of a Person unknown, the 28th of April last. The Evidence against the Prisoner was one Charles Stamper , who said he had served one Counsellor Hawks; but was turn'd away, and one Day he lying asleeping upon the Grass, Mary Jones came to him, and falling into some Discourse with him, enquired concerning his Circumstances, asking him if he was a single Man, to which he reply'd Yes; then she asked if he would live with her, and if he could not get something to buy her some Clothes; that then they concerted measures to rob Mr. Hawk's Chambers, and she went with him, and he got in and gave her out three Books and some other things; that then the next Day she brought the Soldier, William Pearse, to him, and they went all together, and he got into the Chambers and gave out the Goods to the Prisoners, and they carried them away, and went to the Crispin and Crispana in Partridge-Lane, some they sold there, and the rest they carried to pawn. Other Evidences deposed, that Mary Jones had been seen lurking about the Chambers some Nights before, and had been turn'd out. The Prisoners did neither of them deny their being at the Chambers, and receiving the Goods of Charles Stamper , but they pleaded they thought they had been his own, and that he had told them they were left him by an Unkle's of his that was dead: but the Jury not believing them, found them both Guilty of the Indictment. Transportation for 7 Years.

Mary Cooper was indicted for privately stealing 9 Yards of Muslin, value 16 s. in the Shop of David Demayd , the 16th of May last. The Evidence deposed, the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's Shop under pretence to buy Muslin, and stole the Goods and went away, and being followed was taken with them upon her. The Prisoner said the Muslin was given her to carry by a Woman that had a great many Things in her Apron more than she could well carry, but she could not tell who the Woman was. Thereupon the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

Sarah Lye , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, value 4 l. in the Dwelling-house of William Wheatly , the 1st of January last; but no body appearing against her she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Packison , of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Pound of Thread, value 7 s. the Property of John Bates , the 12th of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner was a Lace-maker , and used to work for the Prosecutor's Wife, and that she had been known to take some Thread; but the Matter not plainly appearing that she did steal it, the Jury acquitted her.

Thomas Smith , of St. Buttolph's Aldgate , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Elizabeth Preston in the Night-time, with an intent to steal the Goods , the 20th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed her Shop was broken open, the Shutter being taken down, but by whom she knew not. To bring it home to the Prisoner, a Baker's Man, who lived over against her, deposed, that he being at work, about One a Clock he sat down upon the Cellar-stairs waiting on his Work, and as he sat he heard a crashing of some Wood, and listening he heard it again; then sospecting some such Matter, he unbolted the Cellar-door of a sudden and went out, and saw two Men at the prosecutor's Window, and one of them jump'd out, but he could not say which of them it was; they both ran away, but he pursuing took the Prisoner, and there was no other Perfom in the Street. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, saying that he knew nothing of the matter, was a Seaman belonging to the Barslour , and was going to Billingsgate to get a Boat to go to his Ship; but had no body to confirm what he said, not to give any Account of him. They Jury found him Guilty of the Burglary, and he received Sentence of Death .

Susannah, Wife of William Hayes , was indicted for receiving 20 Pieces of Counterfeit Money of Katherine Kook , at a lower Rate than it did import, contrary to the Statute in that Case provided ; but no body appearing against her she was acquitted .

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

Received Sentence of Death, 4

Richard Capstock , John Ryley , Richard Washington , Thomas Smith .

Burnt in the Hand, Joseph Harabin ,

To be Transported, 20.

Frances Jacob , Hugh Alford , Eleanor Wade , Samuel Whittle . William Cutler , Elizabeth Lawler , John Ellis , John Ellis , Thomas Warman , Robert Berryman , Gerrard Pell , Christopher Matthews , John Pierpoint , John Shippy , John Williams , Grace Parker , Ann Smith , William pearse , Mary Jones , Mary Cooper .

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A Compleat Collection of all the most remarlcable Tryals that ahve been at the Session-House in the Old baily for more than Forty Years last past for

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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 lodged 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. This is to acquaint all such as may have occasion, that speedy Relief is to be had from a Sworn and experienc'd Midwife, dwelling at the Sign of the Queen's Arm next Door to the Tin-Shop near Exeter Change in the Strand, who perform'd a wonderful Cure upon a Lay at the Bark, 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 present Ease and Relief, if not, no Money.

FRom a Distemper of sixteen Years standing the Refult of which was Scabs and Nodes in my Body, as big as Nut; Blotches and Sores from Head to Foot; and some of them in my legs, large enough to lay an Egg-in; my Body so weak, and my Hesh so rotten, that upon my stretching its it would rend a funder as tho' cut with a Knife. I willian Forbush, Cap maker over against Queen Elizabeth's Head in Church-lane near Whitechappel, an now reliev'd and made whose by God Almighty's Blessing on the Specifick Remedy and Elixir, mention'd in the Practical Scheme for Brokes Constitutions, gives Grates up one pair of Stairs at the Sign of the Anodyne .

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without Temple Par. The Amazement of all my Friends at my Cure when declared Incurable by many Physicians, will, no doubt, raise the Curiousity of several to see me, to whom I shall, with incredible Pleasure, declare the Fact more at large, with many surprizing Particulars.

April 1718. William Forbeth

LONDON:

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