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Old Bailey Proceedings, 9th July 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

Wednesday and Thursday, being the 9th and 10th of July,1718. In the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.18. July.1718.

Before the Right Hon. Sir WILLIAM LEWEN , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Lord Chief Baron Bary ; Mr. Justice Powis; Mr. Justice Blancoe; 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 followth:

London Jury.

Daniel Bird

Benjamin Evans

John Boyce

John Yerberry

Christopher Cheesbrook

John Cromwell

Walter Boddington

John Sutron

John Harris

Joshua Wilson

Nathanael Philips

Charles Smith .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Cutbert

William Cleeve

Edward Thompkins

Thomas Hull

Thomas Ayliff

Joseph Charley

Thomas Ingram

William Thame

William Adams

William Gass

William Cooper

Thomas Fell .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

James Quinn , of St. Mary Woolwich , Gent . was indicted for the Murder of William Bowen , Gent. the 17th of April last, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword on the right Side of his Belly of the breadth of one Inch and the depth of four Inches, of which Wound he languished till the 20th and then died . He was also indicted a second time upon the Coroner's Inquest for Manslaughter. The Evidence was as followeth.

Robert Martin deposed, That he being at the Fleece-Tavern in Cornhill the 17 of April about 4 or 5 a-Clock in the Afternoon, Mr.Bowen being there, and espying him, called to him, and desired him to drink a Glass of Wine with him, which he did, and that then Mr. Quinn was with Mr. Bowen; that as they drank, Mr. Bowen and Quinn put pretty Smartly upon one another with wirty s , and fell up talk of their Performances in Acting, whereupon Mr. Quinn told Mr. Bowen, he had no Occasion to value himself so much on that score, since Mr. Johnson, who bad but seldom Acted it, did Act the part of Jacamo in the Libertine as well as be who had Acted it often . That from this Discourse they fell into Discourse about their Honesty, and Mr. Bowen giving himself the Character of as honest a Man as any was in the World . To which Mr. Quinn reply'd by asking Mr. Bowen if he should tell the Story of the Court. Mr. Bowen said no, it was no Matter; but at last said he might tell it if he would, which Mr. Quinn did; and Mr. Bowen still persisting to abide by the assertion of his Honesty, they proceeded so far as to lay Wagers about it, and Money was laid down; Mr. Quinn Charg'd Mr. Bowen with sometimes drinking Healths to the Duke of Ormond, and at other times refusing it. Asking Mr. Martin, to whom the Decision of the Wager was left, How could be he as honest a Man as any was in the World who Acted upon two different Principles? That thereupon Mr. Martin told Mr. Bowen, that if he insisted upon it, as to his being as Honest a Man as any was in the World, he must needs give it against him . That this Discourse was all the while carry'd on with a jocular Air, but upon this Mr. Bowen rose up, flung down some Money for the Rockoning, saying, he could not bear it, but must be gone; that he did go away but he did not perceive in him any Signs of a Resentment that should procure so fatal a Consequence. That after Mr. Bowen had been gone about a quarter of an Hour, there came a Porter to the Fleece-Tavern to enquire for him, and asked if one Mr. Quinn was not in the Company; that Mr. Quinn went out to the Porter, and the Porter having Whisper'd him in the Ear he went away with him, and having been gone about a quarter of an Hour, Mr. Quinn came back and asked if he knew where Mr. Bowen lodg'd, desiring that they would go to the Pope's-head-Tavern and take care of him, for there had been a Dispute between them, and he was afraid he had wounded him Mortally. That then Mr. Quinn went away, and he and Mr. Day, who were then in Company, went immediately to the Pope's-Head-Tavern and enquired for Mr. Quinn and Mr. Bowen. But the Porter of the Tavern said they did not know them, not would own that Mr. Bowen was there; that setting down to drink in an open Room next the Passage they saw a Chair brought in, and asking whether there was not a Gentleman wounded there, they were answered so, there was no Gentleman there wounded, but that Chair was for a Gentleman that was something disordered. That then a Gentleman came down Stairs and went into the Chair but the fight being intercepted by the Bar, could not see him go in, but heard him say to the Man of the House, I am wounded in your House, but it is done very fairly, the Gentleman has done it fairly.

Mr. Day deposed, that he having been with some Gentlemen at the Fleece-Tavern was going Home, and in the Tavern Yard a Gentleman hipp'd to him, which was Mr. Bowen, who was setting in a Room by himself; he desired him to drink a Glass of Wine with him, but he refus'd, not having dined; but he going home, it being about 4 a Clock, the Family had din'd. whereupon he return'd to the Fleece, and these found Mr. Bowen, Mr. Quinn, and Mr. Martin together. That Mr. Bowen, and Mr. Quinn, were talking together in a Jocular manner about their Performances in Acting; and Mr. Bowen reflected on Mr. Quinn, that he had acted Tamerlane in a loose sort of a manner; that Mr. Quinn reply'd, that Mr. Bowen had no great occasion to value himself for his Performance, in that Mr. Johnson, who had acted it but seldom, acted the part of Jacamo in the Libertine as well as he, who had acted it often. That from this discourse, by what Transition he knew not, they fell into discourse about Honesty, and Mr. Bowen giving himself the Character of as honest a Man as any was in the World Mr. Quinn told a Story, That having been out one Night pretty late and going Home, he heard in a Court a hot Contention between a Gentleman and a Woman, which Gentleman he found to be Mr. Bowen, who in very high terms was demanding the return of half a Crown of her, which she was unwilling to part with; but he swearing he would have it, she offered to give him back a Shilling of the Half Crown but he swore he would have it all; then she offered him 18 Pence, but he insisting upon the whole, she told him it was very Ungentleman like, to insist upon the whole when he had had the use of her Body; but he still insisting she offered a Shillings, but he swearing he would have it all, he had it all back of her. The story being told, Mr. Bowen insisted still on his Honesty, and that not ing , he was as Honest a Man as any was in the World, and offer'd to lay a Wager on it, which Mr. Quinn would have evaded; but Mr. Bowen urging it, Mr. Quinn said if you will lay I will lay you; and the Money was laid down on both sides, and Mr. Martin was to decide the Controversy. That Mr. Quinn then related some Pastages of Mr. Bowen's drinking the Healths of Persons obnoxious to the Government, and such like matters, and that Mr. Martin said, If I must give my Opinion as to your being as Honest a Man as any in the World, or in England, I must give it against you. That soon after Mr. Bowen in a hasty fort of a manner rose up and threw down some Money, saying he would not stay in the Company any longer, and so went away. But he did not perceive any such high Resentments and Anger in him as to apprehend any such fatal Consequence; the mutual Freedoms that were taken on both sides seeming to rise no higher than to cause the common Ruffles of Human Nature, and not to be such as he would call Mr. Quinn to an account for. That then Mr. Bowen having been gone a quarter of an Hour or less, a Porter came and enquir'd for Mr. Quinn, and he went away with the Porter, but they knew not it was Mr. Bowen had sent for him, and in about a quarter of an Hours time Mr. Quinn came back and said Mr. Bowen had sent for him to the Pope's-head-Tavern, had taken Occasion to quarrel with him, had obliged him to fight him, he had so done, and believed he had hurt him, and desired us to go see if it were mortal, and to take care of him. That immediately they went to the Pope's-head-Tavern, as has been before related, but the People of the House deny'd Mr. Bowen's being there; but seeing a Chair brought in, and they heard his voice when he was got into the Chair, saying to the Landlord, I am wounded in your House; but the Gentlemen has done it fairly, If I die I forgive him, but if I live I will be revenged of him.

Tho Antrum the Porter deposed, that as he was standing by Tom's-Coffee-house in Cornhill, Mr. Bowen called to him and bid him go to the Fleece-Tavern and ask for Mr.- and seeming to have forgot the Name, swore as tho' in a fret, and went a little way from him, then calling him again bid him go and ask for Mr. Martin, and if Mr. Quinn was in the Company to tell him a Gentleman wanted to speak with him, that he did so, and Mr. Quinn came immediately out to Mr. Bowen, who had then walked about half a score Doors-lower, and Mr. Quinn coming up to him they, went both together into the Swan-Tavern, but Mr. Bowen gave him nothing for his pains.

Henry Treesa , Drawn at the Shan-Tavern, deposed that about 6 or 7 a Clock at Night the 17th of April Mr. Bowen and Mr. Quinn came in together and asked for a Room, he show'd them a Room up one pair of Stairs, Mr. Bowen going up first; but that Room having been new painted, Mr. Bowen objected against it, as smelling of Paint, he then show'd them into the Great Room, which because there were some Gentlemen drinking at one end of it, Mr. Bowen said would not do, he turn'd about shaking his head, and seeming angry with him, went down Stairs and so away .

Mr. Griffin Bowen depos'd, That about 11 a Clock at Night, the 17th of April, a Person came to him desiring him to go to his Father, for that he was wounded; upon which he went and found his Father in Bed. That he asked him several times how it came, and who had done it, but he would not tell him: But at last, with much Urgency, he said it was Mr. Quinn. To which he reply'd, Is it that Man! she worst of all Mankind? how came you into his Company? If you get over it, is will be a Reflection upon your Family - That at that time they were not apprehensive that the Wound was mortal; but on the Sunday about Twelve or One a Clock, some Symptoms of Death appearing, as his Nails turning black, the Doctor being present told his Father he would have him think of another World, in that he was not a Yard from Death: Whereupon he again urged him, as he was Adying Man, to tell him how the Accident came. To which he reply'd, That he met Mr. Quinn at the Fleece-Tavern in Cornhill, who was always abusive to him, and he having given him provoking Language there, he went away, and sent for him out to desire him not to give himself that Freedom of Speech against him . That Quinn said he should go to the Tavern, and that they went to the Swan and afterwards to the Pope's Head, where with a Volley of Oaths he gave him abusive Language, barricado'd the Door with two Chairs, and he having given him such foul Language he could not bear, their Swords were drawn, and he catching Mr. Quinn by the Sword-Arm he wrested himself from him and gave him that Wound.

Mary Sewel depos'd, That she being present half an Hour or an Hour before Mr. Bowen's Death, heard him, being ask'd how it came, say, very unfairly, I was barbarously murthered.

Mr. Essex Walter depos'd , That there had been for near two Years standing a Misunderstanding between Mr. Quinn and Mr. Bowen, which he apprehended was occasion'd as follows. That Mr. Quinn at his first coming into the Play-house behaved himself with much Civility and good Manners, but soon after broke out into quite the reverse of it; that Mr. Bowen taking upon him to advise him to another manner of Behaviour, it was the occasion of a Difference between them, and since that time Mr. Quinn had shewn an Animosity against Mr. Bowen, saying he was a vile Fellow, and was not fit to live; used to call him Turn-coat, and would sometimes ask him if he did not drink the Doke of Ormond's Health in his Heart, and sometimes saying he ought to be used like a Dog, and deserved to be stuck. That this had continued for two Winters, till Mr. Quinn left the Company and went to Lincolns-Inn Fields Play-house. It was further depos'd, That as Mr. Quinn was fitting by the Fire behind the Scenes, and Mr. Bowen passed through, Mr. Quinn seeing him said, here comes that rascally, Whiggish, Tory Fellow, Bowen, who deserves to be stuck; but Mr. Bowen went on, not seeming to take any notice of it .

James Mounsey , the Surgeon, depos'd, That on Thursday the 17th of April he was on the Horn-Tavern in Fleetstreet to dress Mr. Bowen then he found a small. Wound under his Arm, and another in his Belly about four Inches below the Navel, which he dress'd, and being sent for to another Patient left him, not then apprehending it would be mortal; but afterwards on the Monday Mr. Bowen being dead, he opened him and found the Wound had gone several Inches into the Cavity of his Belly, slanting a little toward the Left, and had touch'd a Gut, and was persuaded that Wound was the Cause of his Death.

Mr. Quinn in his Defence pleaded, That he having accidentally met Mr. Bowen at the Fleece-Tavern in Cornhill, they drank together in the Company, and had the Conversation that has been before related; that thereupon Mr. Bowen went away, leaving him in the Company of Mr. Martin and Mr. Day; that in about a quarter of an Hour after a Porter came and asked for him, telling him a Gentleman wanted to speak with him; whereupon he took up his Hat and Gloves, his Sword being then by his Side, and went away with the Porter, and in Cornhill about six Doors below the Fleece he found Mr. Bowen, who said he wanted to drink a Pint of Wine with him: upon which he reply'd, that if Mr. Bowen had half an Hour to spare, he thought it were better to spend it in the Company of those Gentlemen they had before been in adding likewise that he coming away with the Porter had not paid his Reckoning: but Mr. Bowen refus'd so to do, saying he would go to the Swan; and Mr. Bowen asking for a Room follow'd the Drawer up one pair of Stairs, and himself follow'd Mr. Bowen, but the Room having been new painted, he said it would not do. That then the Drawer show'd them the Great Room, but there being some Gentlemen in it, Mr. Bowen said it would not do; the Drawer offered to draw a Curtain to part the Companies, but Mr. Bowen saying it would not do, went down Stairs, he following him. Then Mr. Bowen said he would go to the Pope's-Head, he expecting to meet some Gentlemen in order to put off some Tickets of a Benefit Play of his that was coming on. So they went to the Pope's-Head, where being shown a Room, and calling for a Print of Wine, they sat down, and he desired Mr. Bowen to tell him what he had to say to him, desiring it might be short, in that he had left his Company without paying the Reckoning. That then having drank each a Glass of Wine, he perceiving a Distortion in Mr. Bowen's Countenance, and he rose and barricado'd the Door with two Chairs, told him that he had injured him past verbal Reparation, and nothing but fighting him should make him amends. That thereupon he argued with him, endeavouring to disswade him, but Mr. Bowen bid him not trifle with him. That he then desired Mr. Bowen again to defer his Resentment and sleep upon it, and if he could not come into Temper by the next Day, he would meet him and ask his Pardon in the same Company that be said he had injured him in; but Mr. Bowen bid him again not trifle with him, for that he had injur'd him in his Reputation, which he was resolv'd never to survive, and would now do himself Justice; and drawing his Sword in a violent Passion, swore if he did not draw he would run him through: Upon which he was oblig'd to draw in his own Defence, and what was the Consequence has been before related. That he having given Mr. Bowen the Wound, he took him by the Hand, kissed him, bid him take his Hat and Wig and go back to the Fleece, and send Mr. Martin to him to take care of him, afterwards to make his Escape; and if be died desir'd him to be a Father to his Children. The Prisoner then call'd several Evidences, who depos'd as follows. Besides the Porter, who deposed as before, That Mr. Bowen sent him to the Fleece-Tavern for Mr. Quinn; and the Drawer at the Swan, who depos'd as before as to Mr. Bowen's disliking the Rooms. And Benji Wicks , Drawer at the Pope's head-Tavern, depos'd, that Mr. Bowen came and ask'd for a Room: that he show'd him one; that having carried in a Pint of Wine, fill'd a Glass or two, set it down and went away, and knew nothing of any Encounter, or heard any Noise, till about a quarter of an Hour after Mr. Bowen rang the Bell, he went up Mr. Quinn was gone. Mr. Bowen bid him go to the Fleece-Tavern and call Mr. Martin; he went, but Mr. Martin was gone, he told Mr. Bowen, and he bid him call a Surgeon, but recalling him again bid him fetch a Chair, leaning his Head on the Table; he call'd a Chair and went away in it, and at his going in, said, that what Mr. Quinn had done, he had done very honourably and justly, and that he heartily forgave Mr. Quinn live or die.

Edward Meakins , the Master of the Pope's-head-Tavern, deposed, that he being engaged with the Parish Officers then in his House, knew nothing of the Matter till Mr. Bowen had gotten a Chair in order to go away ; that being in the Chair Mr. Bowen desired to speak with him, telling him he was wounded in his House; that then he desired him to send for a Surgeon , he reply'd he had, but he could not be found; that Mr. Bowen added, I sent for you to tell you, If I die, he has done me Justice, he gave me fair Play; I freely forgive him.

John Wright , Drawer at the Horn-Tavern, deposed, that Mr. Bowen came about 7 a Clock in the Evening to their House in a Chair: that he went with him to Steward's Coffee-House, and afterwards to the Horn-Tavern; that he said he was wounded and desired him to fetch him Mr. Mounsey the Surgeon, which he did, who dress'd him, and being call'd to another Patient, went away; that then he ask'd Mr. Bowen, Who had wounded him? he reply'd Mr. Quinn, but said several times he had done it fairly, and he freely forgave him.

Prudence Inwell deposed, that Mr. Bowen came to Steward's Coffee-House in Fleetstreet, supported by the Drawer of the Horn-Tavern; he seem'd very ill, land out of Order, and the Drawer said he was wounded: She asked him who had done it, he said he could not tell her, but he who did it had done it very fairly, and he freely forgave him. The Prisoner put a Question to her, how Mr. Bowen had used to behave himself at her House; she answered, he was used to be very often out of Humour, and had oftentimes been very disturbing to the Company. William Gadsdon deposed, that he was at the Coffee-house when Mr. Bowen came in, and that he said he was wounded, but the Gentleman that had done it, had done it fairly, and he freely forgave him. Michael Owen depos'd that he seeing Mr. Bowen come into Steward's Coffee-house in Disorder, did think he had been drunk, and therefore said, here comes Bowen in his old Pickle; but afterwards understood he was wounded heard him say it was done fairly, and he freely forgave the Gentleman. Mr. Cheret deposed, that the next Morning he being in Company with Mr. Wilks, he told him that Mr. Bowen was killed, and Mr. Quinn had killed him, and that Mr. Bowen had sent for him, but he did not much care for going, as Mr. Quinn had quitted their House, if he were brought in as an Evidence to any Matter, the World might imagine he show'd something of Spleen: but however Mr. Bowen in those Circumstances having sent for him he would go, and desired him to go with him; that they did go, and Mr. Bowen desired of Mr. Wilks, that as there was a Play to be acted for his Benefit, if he died his Wife and Children might have the Benefit. That Mr. Bowen said Mr. Quinn had given him very ill Language that he could not bear; that he had oblig'd him to draw his Sword and then he receiv'd that Wound; that when Mrs. Bowen talk'd of prosecuting Mr. Quinn, he desired she would not. Mr. Cheret also added, that Mr. Bowen and Mr. Quinn had often had Disputes, and always used to be jangling. Then the Prisoner said, Whereas Mr. Weller has given me a very ill Character, I shall produce to the Court one Reason for that Character, calling one Mr. Reason, who deposed he had heard one Mr. Weller say, That if he could be would be an Instrument of hanging Mr. Quinn, for he had quarrel'd with me and all the House. The Prisoner then added, that though he was unwilling to bring the Character of Mr. Bowen's past Life upon the Stage, yet it being necessary in his own Defence, he desired Leave of the Court to call Mr. Francis Lee , who deposed, that Mr. Bowen was a very quarrelsome Man, and had several times attempted his Life, and once particularly as he was sitting at his Father's Door, Mr. Bowen passed by him and asked him how he did, to which he civilly answered; that Mr. Bowen passed on, went into a Coffee-house, and coming back in about half an Hour, while he was still sitting there, without any Provocation, called him Rascal, and Son of a Whore, drew his Sword, cut him over the Head, and he rising and retreating backward into the House he happen'd to fall, whereupon he made two Passes at him with his Sword, but happen'd to miss him, he putting it by with his Hand, and some body coming by and taking hold of him, he was shortning his Sword to have stabbed him as he lay on the Ground, but was prevented by Persons running to his Assistance. That thereupon he advised with Sir Peter King in order to prosecute him, and did but by the Mediation of some Great Men on Mr. Bowen's Account did make it up with him. That he afterwards did attack him in Salisbury-Court , when he had no Sword; but People coming to his Assistance prevented him; upon which he Arrested him. That he afterwards broke into his Chamber, while he and his Wife were in Bed, demanding Satisfaction of him. He added, that Mr. Bowen met him about three Days before he received this Wound by Mr. Quinn, and would needs drink a Pint with him at the Ship-Tavern near Temple-Bar, and there told him, Mr. Lee, you and I have had Difference, but I desire you to put it up; and as I am an older Man than you, shall probably die before you, and I desire you to come to my Burial, which at last he promised him to do, but had then no Apprehension it would be so soon. Thomas Allpress confirm'd the first Assault of Mr. Bowen upon Mr. Lee, and that he seeing him push at him as he lay upon the Ground caught hold of him, and pulling him back prevented him from stabbing him. William Brown depos'd , Mr. Bowen was always very fractious, and that he coming into the Sugar-Loaf Alehouse in Fleetstreet, saw Mr. Bowen with his Sword drawn, swearing and making a great Disturbance; that the Man of the House desired him to go out, telling him he knew he would let him have no Drink, having several times forbad him his House, he having made a Difference between him and his Wife; that he thereupon persuaded him to go away and not be further troublesome; he was in a great Passion with him, swearing G - d d - m his Bl - d, you prevented me in my Business, and I will do yours for you. That he afterwards meeting Mr. Bowen told him of it, to which Mr. Bowen reply'd It is my Temper, I means no burt, you're a very honest Fellow. The Prisoner then call'd several Persons to his Reputation: Mr. Theophilus Keen deposed, that he had known Mr. Quinn very well, always found him rather inclinable to make up than promote Quarrels, and rather take those Things others call'd Affronts, than quarrelsomely resent them. This was confirmed by Mr. Bullock. Mr. King, Mr. Hawks, Mr. Moreton, Mr. Brown,&c. The Prisoner then added, I have done nothing but what I was compelled to do; had I not opposed Mr. Brown's Violence, I must have been guilty of Self-Murther. The Jury upon considering the whole Matter, found him Guilty of Manslaughter only.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Harris , of St. Swithin's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Perriwig value 50 s. in the dwelling House of Richard Pearse ; the 13th of June last. The Evidence deposed, that they saw the Prisoner put up a Sash Window and steal the Wig, and go off with it, but they pursuing him immediately took him. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but it being plainly prov'd the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment to be Transported .

Sarah Thompson , of St. Dunstan'sin the West , was indicted for privately stealing a Snuff Box value 8 s. and 3 s.6 d. in Money from the Person of Samuel Jackson , the 6th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed that he and another going into the Prisoners House in White-Friers, there being several Women in company, having drank a Pot or 2 of Drink and a or 3 Drams of Brandy, the Prisoner demanded 23 s. which they refusing to pay, they lock'd the Door, swore at them in a violent manner, run at him with a bot Poker and in the Fray his Snuff Box and Money were taken from him. The Prisoner pleaded that the Snuff Box was given by the Prosecutor to one of the Women whom he brought in. The Jury acquitted her.

Mary Wade , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing 93 yds of Lace value 10 l. the Property of Joseph Pomfret , the 24th of April last. The Prosecutor depos'd the Prisoner came to his Shop desiring him to send a parcel of Lace to one Counsellor Cook's Lady. The Maid depos'd, she being sent with the Lace along with the Prisoner, she going with her into the Temple, the Prisoner bid her give her the Lace to show the Lady, and come again at 3 a Clock, but she went away with it. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s.

She was indicted a Second time for stealing 13 yards of Mecklin Lace value 3 l.5 s the Goods of Katherine Spathum , the 15th of March, the 2d Year of the King's Reign ; but this being within the Act of Parliament she was acquitted .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Jane Plintoff , was indicted for the Murder of her Male Bastard Infant the 29th of March last. Mary Humphreys deposed that the Prisoner lodg'd in her House, and did acknowledge her self to be with Child, and that she was 3 Months gone; that about the time aforesaid she complain'd she was ill , and she and some others suspecting she had been deliver'd taxed her with it; but she denyed it, and whereas some of the Neighbours suspected she had put it, into the Vault; telling her of it, the Prisoner reply'd, there was no more a Child in the Vault than she was in it. Other Evidences depos'd to the same purpose, so the Matter lay undiscovered till the 2d Day of May, when the House of Office being emptying, the Child was taken up in the second Bucket, with the Skull broke, which was suppos'd was done by the Bucket. Mrs. Beecham, a Midwife, deposed, that as far as she could see, to the belt of her Judgment the Child did appear to be at its full Time; but it was so wasted by lying so long in the Vault, she could say nothing to its having been born alive or not. Upon its being taken up the Prisoner did confess it to be her Child, and that she put it in; but said it was born dead, and that it was a Miscarriage, she having come before her Time. It did appear that she had owned her being with Child; and had provided some Linnen for it, but said she put it into the Vault being poor and not able to bear the expence of burying it. The Jury acquitted her.

John Mills , was indicted for privately stealing a pair of Stockings value 1 s. in the Shop of Samuel Rushatch the 6th of June last. The Prosecutor's Servant deposed the Prisoner came to his Masters Shop to buy a pair of Stockings and stole a pair, putting them in his Pocket, which upon taxing him with he pull'd out, and threw down upon the Counter. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, saying the Stockings were fallen down. which he stooping to take up the Lad mistook, supposing him to take them out of his Pocket. However the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. to be Transported .

Thomas Free , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing four Deal Boards, value 5 s. the Property of John Eddin . The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Transported .

William Ward , of Barnet , was indicted for stealing a Ram, value 40 s. the Property of John Charleton , the 15th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed his Ram was lost out of his Ground, and the Head and Skin found buried in the Prisoner's Ground, and a Quarter of the Mutton hid between the Tyling. The Fact being plain, the Jury found him Guilty . To be Transported .

Elizabeth Ryton , Robert Morgan , Jane Atkins , and Katherine Speed , of St. Mary Islington , were indicted for stealing 13 Pewter Dishes, value 4 l. in the House of Marmaduke Bromley , the 29th of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd his House was broken, and his Pewter stole; and it appeared that the Prisoners sold Pewter that Day in a suspitious manner. Elizabeth Ryton depos'd it was her own Pewter; and it was not prov'd that it was the Procesutor's, they were all acquitted .

Thomas Abnett of St. Jame's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Cloth Coat value 20 s. In the Shop of William Ray , the 1st of July . The Evidence depos'd that the Prosecutor not being in his Shop (he being a Source) the Prisoner went in, and taking the Coat was carrying it off, when he being pursued was taken. The Prisoner had only a trifling Defence to make, whereupon the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d and he being 80 Years of Age, and not fit for Transportation, was burnt in the Hand .

Issac Tyser of St. Margarets Westminster was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Ring value 20 s. and a Silver Spoon value 14 s. the Property of Edward Adams , the 8th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner used to have a half for bringing of Grains, came to the House, and took an Opportunity of stealing the goods. Some Circumstances made the Presumption very strong against him; but not coming up to a full proof he was acquitted

He was again indicted with Katherine Hill for breaking the House of John Batten in the Day time, and stealing a Guinea and 19 s. in Money the 5th of May . There were likewise several Circumstances that gave sufficient ground for a strong suspicion against the Prisoners; but not amounting to a legal Proof, they were acquitted .

Benjamin Brand and William Wellington , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for stealing a pair of Silver Spurs value 30 s in the Stable of Samuel Pratt the 19th of June last and also a second time for stealing 3 Window-Curtains value 20 s. The Goods or the said Mr. Pratt, the 20th of May last. It appeared that Brand had been Servant to the Prosecutor, and being taken had confest the Facts, tho' he denyed them on his Tryal. The Facts being plainly prov'd the jury found them both guilty . to be Transported.

Benjamin Tyser , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch value 3 l.10 s. in the Dwelling House of John Cooper , the 3rd of July . The Prosecutors Servant depos'd, that the Watch lying on a Table in the Shop in the Morning, while she turned her back to do some Business she was about, the Prisoner came in and took it; that she followed him to the Door, cry'd stop Thief, and he was pursued. Another Evidence depos'd, he pursued the Prisoner into an Inn-Yard, where he dropp'd the Watch behind a Gate. The Prisoner denyed the Fact but it being plainly proved, The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.( Death )

Mary Harris of St. Martins in the Fields was indicted for assaulting Thomas Bellamy on the King's High-way, and taking from him a Hat value 15 s. a Wig value 20 s, and a Guinea the 5th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed that as he was going cross Privy Garden about a 11 a Clock at Night, the Prisoner came to him asking him to make her drink; which he refusing, she snatched of his Hat and Wig, and slapping her Hand into his, took away a Guinea he had in his Hand, and ran away; that he following her she drop'd the Hat and Wig, and a Soldier came to her Assistance with his Sword drawn, hectering him, demanding to know what he had to do to middle with his Wife. The Prisoner alleged he would have lain with her, and because the would not let him have his Will of her, be called 3 or 4 Men with drawn Swords. She denyed the Fact; there was no Evidence but himself, the Jury acquitted her.

John Long , of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat value 3 s. the Property of John Walker the 3rd of July . The Prosecutor deposed he being at St. Anns Church, laid his Hat down in the Paw , and that the Prisoner took it, got it on his Head, thrusting his own into his Bosom, and went out of the Church. The Prisoner pleaded he found the Hat on the Church-Steps. But this did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Masters of Hackney , was indicted for Privately stealing a silk Handkerchief, value 6 d. from the Person of John Cummins , the 15th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that being at Hackney-Church his Pocket was pickt of his Handkerchief, which he found upon the Prisoner. The Prisoner pretended be found it; but it appeared otherwise; the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Transported .

Sarah Lucas , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for the Murder of her Female Bastard Infant , and throwing it into a House of Office the the 25th of May last. Mary Rew deposed, that she going to the Necessary House about 10 a Clock at Night with a Candle, chanc'd to call her Eye into the Vault , and espy'd a Child, and going in to her Husband in a Surprize told him what she had seen; who not having any body in his House that he could then suspect of fact a matter, could not give credit to her, till he was convinc'd by seeing with his own Eyes; but neither of them had at that time the least thought of the Prisoner, who was Servant to a Gentleman and his Lady in the Neighborhood. Joseph Row deposed, that having seen what his Wife had told him of, he went to a Justice of Peace and inform'd him of what had happen'd to him; who sent his Clerk, who with an Officer saw the Child taken up, and not knowing whence it should come, he had a Suspicion of a Woman whom upon Examination he found was suspected wrongfully. The next Night a Man who used his House coming, in took upon him to perceive an Uneasiness in his Countenance, and ask's him what was the matter with him; whether he was concern'd about the Child's being found in the Vault; which he acknowledging, the Person advised him to he easy, telling him he would know more of it on the Morrow. He thereupon said to him, why them do you know any thing of the matter? he made no direct Answer, but ask'd him again if a Woman-body had not been at his House early on the Sunday Morning: he then recollected himself that the Prisoner had been there under pretence of bringing home a Candle she had borrow'd, and laying it down had past hastily through the House into the Yard, and that upon her coming back he perceiving her to have a Gown, ask'd her about it, who to'd him she had been to a Sister in Covent Garden for it to do her Work in, and remembering this, began to conclude the Prisoner was the Person that put the Child in the Vault: but it being then late, and the Family gone to Bed, he concluded to omit the further inquiry into the matter till Morning; but going to Bed, his Wife could not left, but getting up walk'd about the Chamber till Day-light, then about the Prisoner's Mabent Door till the Prisoner was up, and told her that her Husband desired to speak with her; upon which she came, and he taxing her with offering him the Abuse, she at first Stiffly deny'd but at last acknowledged it. Frances Amberry , a Mid wife, deposed, that according to her Judgment the Child was at its full time, and born alive, because its Hands were open; but she believed it dy'd for want of Help, for that she did not perceive any Marks of Violence on it. Elizabeth Bennet , another Midwife, confirm'd what the other had deposed. The Prisoner on her Tryal acknowledged the Child to be hers, and that she put it in the Vault; she said she had been deluded by a fellow servant at another Place, who had promised her Marriage , and had put her off from time to time; that the Child was born dead, she having received Harm by two Falls not long before; that she came six Weeks before her time, had made provision for it, had spoke to a Person to get her a Lodging to Lie-inn in three Days before, told her she was with Child, and had given her Mistress Warning to go away in order to Lie-inn, but was taken before she expected, did try out for Help, but lying in the Garret, and her Master and Lady on the first Floor, the was not heard; that after her Delivery she lay two Hours in the Bed, but never perceiv'd the Child to stir or cry. She brought an Evidence was depos'd , that three Days before this Accident the had spoken to her to procure her a Lodging, telling her she was with Child: she brought others to prove, that while she was a Prisoner she gave the Key of her Trunk to two Women who went to her Mistress's and found Childbed-Linnen, in the presence of her Mistress and others: she produced three others, who deposed that she had asked them to help her to Childbed Linnen some time before, and they had so done, and owned that to be the Linnen which was produced in Court; she produc'd others who confirm'd the distance of her Lodging from that of her Master and Mistress; and that her Mistress did remember some Tokens of her having had a Fall. Upon Consideration of the whole Matter the Jury acquitted her.

Tho. Bedder , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Boots, value 15 s and a pair of Shoes value 4 s. the Property of Tho. Unwin , the 16th of June last. The Evidence deposed that the Boots hung up in the Stoke-hole of a Brewhouse, and that the Prisoner coming here with a Cart to fetch away the Grains stole them, and they were found lock'd up in his Box at home. However the Prisner deny'd the Fact, and said they were given him to lay up by his Fellow-servant. But this not appearing, the Jury found him guilty . To be Transported .

Thomas Booth , of St Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for picking the Pocket of James Dillon of a Handkerchief, val.2 s. The Fact was plainly proved upon him, and he found guilty to the value of 10 d. To be Transported .

Philip Goodson , was indicted for feloniously stealing 26 pound of Sugar, value 9 s. the Property of Robert Ashurst , the 18th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisner was Coachman to the Prosecutor, who was Sugar-baker, and that the Sugar was hid under the Manger in the Stable. The Prisoner pleaded that one Lump was given him by one of the Men, and that he had bought the rest; but not proving it, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. To be Transported

Mary Wilson , of St. Michael's Cornhill , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Samuel Lee of a Silk Handkerchief, value 4 s. the 21st of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon her, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d. Transport .

Thomas Rowley was indicted for a Trespass in having Goods knowing them to be Stolen . But there not being sufficient Proof, he was acquitted .

Percival Hutchinson was indicted for the Murther of Mr Peter Anthony Motteux , the 18th of February last. He was indicted also a second time upon the Coroner's Inquest , and likewise for stealing 8 Guineas from the Said Mrs. Motteux. But no Evidence appearing against him, he was acquitted .

Susan Chapman and Sarah Morgan were indicted for stealing Bedding, val.24s, in the House of John Seed ; Feb.17 . It appeared the Prisoners were Lodgers with the Prosecutor, and carried off the Goods. The Fact being, prov'd, the jury found them both Guilty . To be Transported.

was indicted for stealing 80 Handkerchiefs value 8 l. from Samuel Beck , the 28th of May last. But it not appearing to be a Felony, but a malicious Prosecution; he having sold the Prosecutor the Handkerechiefs, and stopp'd them for Non Payment, the Jury therefore acquitted him.

Ann Thomas , of St. Martin's in the Fields was indicted for stealing a Petticoat value 1 s,6 d. the Property of Ursula Parks the 18th of May last, which Fact being plainly prov'd, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d. To be Transported .

George Chambers alias Smith , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of Gilbert Sharp , and stealing 12 l. in Money, and divers wearing Apparel , the 1 st of December last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner was his Lodger, and his Room was broke open and the Goods gone, white he was abroad. But the Evidence not being strong enough against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

He was indicted a second time for breaking the House of William Brown , and stealing 27 Guineas and an half, and divers Goods , the 30th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner being his Lodger, broke open his Room, and stole his Goods, and went away; part of which were found in the Prisoner's Room, when he was apprehended he had a great parcel of Pick-lock-keys and other such-like instruments found about him. This Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

James Dillon and James Young were indicted for stealing Wearing Apparel value 20 s. in the House of Edward Hart , the 10th of June last. It appear'd that the Prisoners lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House, and the Good were lost, and found upon Dillon; there was no Evidence against Young, so he was acquitted , and Dillon found Guilty . Transportation .

Mary Wright , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Guinea, and 11 Shillings , from Richard Page , the 3d of June last. It appeared that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Money. The Fact was plainly proved upon her, and the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Transported .

Elizabeth Cave , of St. Giles's in the Field , was indicted for privately stealing 8 s.6 d from the Person of Sampson Barret the 6th of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that going through Drury Lane at about 11 a Clock at Night, there was 6 or 7 Women kind standing together, who divided and made a Lane for him to go through them; that the Prisoner followed him, and going by his Side talking to him, pick'd his Pocket: He Immidiately seized her, she dropped 1 s.6 d. in the Street, and 7 s. were found in her Stocking in the Round-house. The Prisoner pleaded she received 8 s.6 d. for work , and having as Pocket put it into her Stocking for Security. But the Jury not believing her, found her Guilty of the Indictment.( Death )

Robert Harrison , of St. Buttolph's Aldgate , was indicted for a Misdemeanor in speaking Seditious and Treasonable Words against the King and Government the 16th of May last. Edward Ryland deposed, that on the 16th of May, about 11 a Clock at Night, was going along the Minories , and that the Prisoner passed along, crying, King James for ever, who dare oppose him? Capt. Francis Smart deposed, that as he passed along the Minories at the time aforesaid, he heard the Prisoner cry out, King James the Third, King James the Third for ever, who dare oppose him? G - d - n all his Foes : To which he replied, I dare oppose him, and laying hold on the Prisoner secured him, and that he asking him as they were going before a Justice, if he had ever taken the Abjuration-Oath , he said he never had, nor ever would. Another Evidence deposed, that at the same Time and Place he heard the Prisoner cry out, King James the Third for ever, G - d - all his Foes , who dare oppose King James the Third? The Prisoner pleaded that he was drunk, and knew not what he did. The Evidence allow'd they believ'd he had been drinking, but not to that degree that he would have it believ'd The Jury found him Guilty of the Misdemeanor, and he receiv'd sentence to stand once in the Pillory , to pay 20 Marks , and suffer 6 Months Imprisonment .

Bridget Noland , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for picking the Pocket of John Williams of 2 Guineas and 7 s.6 d. in Money , the 9th of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that as he was going along Fleetstreet about 11 a Clock at Night, he met a Company of Men and women together, and looking into the Crowd the Prisoner took hold of his Sleeve, another being with her, telling him that some Fellow followed her and she could not get rid of him, desiring him to see her home to her Lodgings; which she told him were hard by; he accordingly went with them to White-Fryers , taking them to be civil Women, and when they came to the House they would needs have him drink some Wine or a Dram, and so they call'd for a Bottle of Cherry-Brandy, and drank full Glasses, which made him suspect them, but he would not drink above half his Glass. When they had drank a Dram or two round, they pulled up their Coats about their Wast, and told him now he had seen what they had, they must see what he had, and fell to unbuttoning his Breeches, and in the mean time pickt his Pocket; upon which he demanded his Money, threatning the Prisoner if she did not give it him; in Return of which, a Woman in a Furbelow-Scarf fell a swearing and damming him, and they swore if he made any Noise there, they would knock out his Brains. So the Landlord came and sent for a Constable, she charg'd the Constable with him, and he with her, and so they both were carried to the Compter. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying he came in with the other Women in the Furbelow-Scarf, and went up Stairs, and was upon the Bed with her with his Breeches unbutton'd, but would not lie with her, saying she had the Pox, but gave her a Shilling to fetch Rods to Slogg him with, and that when he came to pay his Reckoning it was 5 s. and he said he had lost his Money. Upon the while the Jury found her Guilty . Transportation .

Dorothy Cryer , was indicted for stealing a pair of Leather Clogs, value 2 s 6 d. in the Shop of Robert Noble , the 18th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner came to his Shop under pretence to buy a pair of shoes and stole the Clogs. The Fact being proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Katherine Rosse , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Gown, value 10 s. the Property of Susannah Burton . The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Transported .

John Collot , was indicted for a Misdemeanour in defrauding John Akerman of 4 s 6 d. The Evidence deposed, that he came to his master's Shop desiring him to change a Guinea, to which he objected, as not having Silver enough; he then desired him to let him have 12 s. on it, he being in haste to pay for a Portmantean that was brought: He having the Money in his Hand, threw down 7 s 6 d. into the Drawer, saying it was no matter, and goes away with the 4 s 6 d. The Jury found him guilty of the Misdemeanour, and he was Find 20 s.

Mary Price , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for the Murther or Ann Bickam , by Strangling her with a Leather Strap , the 3d of this instant July . To which Indictment she pleaded Guilty ; at which the Court being something surprized, would have permitted her to withdraw her Plea; but she still persisted to plead Guilty. The Court then told her he would do well to consider what she did, for that it was Murther was laid to her Charge, which perhaps if she pleaded Not Guilty, might not be prov'd upon her, but if she confess'd it she must be hang'd: To which she replied, if she did confess it, she confess'd nothing but the Truth. The Court perceiving that nothing had but to alter her Plea doubted whether she were compis mentis order'd her to be set by till the Alter she being called up was Arraign'd again, and Guilty, saying she did do it: and being ask'd Court why she did it, she reply'd, she did it out of Revenge the Father of the Child, and had he been there she had him; and as she had done it she desired no other than to die for it, saying, Blood required Blood. Being afterwards called to the Bar to receive Sentence of Death, and ask'd what she had to say why sentence should not pass upon her according to Law? she made Answer, she had nothing to say. The Person whom she murder'd was a Girl of about 3 Years and a half old, the Daughter of a Soldier, that either is, or is reputed her Mother's Husband by a former Wife. The Provocation was, his taking away from her a Tobacco-box, which she set a great Value upon for the sake of the Person that gave it her; at his taking away of which, she threatned Revenge either upon him or his; and accordingly be bing gone to the Guard, took one of his Leather Garters, and having, strangled the Child with it, went out and acquainted the Neighbours with what she had done: yet there is not in her the least appearance of Lunacy .

[Death. See summary.]

Jacob Wykes , and John Johnson , of St. Clement's Danes , were indicted for a Rape committed on the Body of Ann, Wife of Michael Cooper , of 27 years of Age, the 31st of May last; that he the said Jacob Wykes did against her Will ravish and Carnally know her the said Ann Cooper , and that John Johnson was present Aiding and Assisting . Ann Cooper deposed, that on the day aforesaid, she being desired by one Mrs. Shamber to go to Jacob Wykes's House, at the Globe Tavern in Drury-lane , in order to send for one Capt. Hacket, to desire him to send to Guineas to Mrs. Shamber, she accordingly went about 7 a Clock in the afternoon to the said Wykes's House (who she said had kept a Bawdy House in the Hundreds of Drury; and being asked by the Court, how she knew it to be a Bawdy-house, replied, she had occasion enough to know it to her Sorrow) and that when she came thither there was no body in the House but Wykes the Master, Johnson for the Drawer, and a Porter, whom she desired him to send, to the Italian Coffee-house for Capt. Hacket; that Wykes asked her to go into a Room, and carried her into a back Room, and the Drawer brought her half a Pint of Wine, and then in came Mr. Wykes, saying, Madam, I have sent for Captain Hacket, and takes a Glass of wine and drinks, and going to the Door double locks it, comes to her and says, Madam, G - d - mn my Soul, I must, lie with you: To which she replied, he should not; but he swore he would, and fell to struggling with her, and she was down upon the Ground striving and crying and till she was dead almost; that she still resisting and crying out he hit her several Blows an the Face, stopp'd her Month, held her by the Throat; and she at last recovering herself upon her Knees, but being quite spent with striving and crying out, be slung her cross a low Table and did lie with her there, the Drawer, Johnson, all the while holding the Door on the out-side. That having done, the Drawer opened the Door, and she desired him to call a Constable, but he said, D - mn her for a Bitch, not he; if you make such a Noise I'll kill You. But he afterwards came to her House, and on his Knees begg'd her Pardon, telling her his Master hired him to do it. That not being able to get a Constable, she went away crying with her Clothes tore, and a Mob after her, the next way to Exeter-street, to one Mr. Cater, a Constable, telling him how she had been used: but he refused to go without a Warrant, and so she went to the Justice's and got a Warrant; and that Mr. Cater had told her he desired her to meet him to make it up. To prove this she call'd the Evidences folllowing. Mr. Cater, the Constable, deposed, that she did come to him on Saturday Night, the Day laid in the Indictment, telling him that the Man at the Globe-Tavern had lyen with her whether she would or not, but be thought he was not safe to go without a Warrant. On the Thursday following Mr. Wykes came to her, she said he had struck her twice, but he denied that he had either lyen with her or struck her, but said if he had done her any Harm he would ask her Pardon, saying indeed he was drunk, and he gave her 10 s. for tearing her Smock. Hugh Reason depos'd, that he was at Cater's House, and she told him she had been abused by Wykes, that he wanted to lie with her, and force her Body, that he had struggled with her and bruised her Arm: but he said he knew nothing of the Matter.

Robert Neal , Clerk to the Justice, deposed, That she came on Sunday Night between 9 and 10 a Clock for a Warrant, soubbing and crying so that she could not for some time speak, and tell him what she came about; she gave an Information against the Prisoner, that he did lie with her upon the Table , and - in her, and more, as in the Information. That when she came her Clothes were much rumpled her Arms bruised, and, as she said, was hurt in other Parts, which he did not inquire into. He added, that he was inform'd that the Prisoner had gone from his House that Night, and was not taken till 5 Days after. Joseph Gamble depos'd, That when she came Home her Gown was torn, all the Sleeve off, her Apron and her Smock torn, her Arms Black and Blue; that she told him she had been used by the Prisoner as has been before declared, and that he threatned that if the did make a Noise he would murther her. He being ask'd by the Court as to her Character, said, she had lodg'd with him five Months, had always behaved her self very modestly, and he never know any thing to the contrary, that had she been otherwise she should never have come into his House, that she was one who always kept, very good Hours, had no Company resorted to her, worked very industriously at her Needle, and, as he had been inform'd, had a Husband at Sea, who sent her sometimes 10, sometimes 30 l. at a time. Margaret Clarks deposed, That the Week following when she saw her, her Arms had several Marks, which she said came by her being so misused by the Prisoner; the same was confirmed by one Ann Clark .

The Prisoner pleaded, That indeed the came to his House on the Day aforesaid about four or five a Clock, that she requir'd for Capt. Harket, be seat for him; that she went into a Room about five Foot from the Bar, that the Door was open all the while, and his Wife in the Bar, that Company calling, above stairs, he did go into the Room to her, and that the having drank one Half-Pint of Wine call'd for another, and having paid for two Half-pint, went away without making any Noise. The Porter deposed, That he was in the Entry all the time she was there, and the Door open all the while, and that his Mistress was in the Bar or Bar Room all the while. The Prisoner then called Persons to her Character, Mr. Jerrings deposed that she was a Common Woman, that made it her Business (as they call it) to Trap People, by pretending to be with Child by them, be Ravish d,&c. Woman that he thought there was not so notorious a Woman upon the Face of the whole Earth; that she had indicted one Mr. Butler, a Gentleman in the Fleet, on such an Occasion, and that he had produc'd no less than 37 Evidences against her. That she had arrested a Person for a Bastard Child, and at the same time own'd that she was not with Child, that he offering her 2 Guineas and a half to make it up, she swore'd - him, had it not been for him she would have got 100 l, of him.

Daniel Singleton depos'd, that by relation, she had ruin'd half a hundred Families, and had employed him and his Partner to arrest a Man for a Bastard Child, and while his Partner was gone, he being with her, she took his Hand and put his middle Finger of his Right Hand to her Body,&c.

One of the Officers of the Court deposed, That she was the oldest Bite and oldest Whore we have, that she had ruin'd several that he knew, and made them run away from their Families.

John Scott , another Officer, deposed, that she has been a Common Woman of the Town for some Years, has been sent to the Work House,&c. Joseph Short , another, deposed, that she had by such Sratagems got a Note of a Silversmith of his Acquaintance and he was forced to get a Warrant for her to make her deliver it up. In answer to this, she affed to the Court, she was as Innocent of all as an Angel in Heaven. Upon the whole, the Jury acquitted both the Prisoners.

Edward Williams , of London, was indicted for, breaking the House of John Cousens , in the Night-time, and stealing 60 Pound of Tea, value 60 l. the 13th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed, that his House was broken, and his Tea stolen, a Door that went out of the Cellar into the Shop was broken, that the Till where his Money used to be was broken; but that not answering Expectation, there being no Money in it, the Warehouse-Door was forced open, and his Tea stollen, and carried out at the Shop-Door, the Door being left open, of which he was acquitted by the Wch, and that the next Morning hearing of a Parcel of Tea that had been old, upon Enquiry found it to be his; and suspecting the Prisoner, he being apprehended, confess'd the Fact, that he got into the Cellar in the Day-time. Conceal'd himself till late at Night, then broke out of the Cellar into the shop, and thence into the Warehouse. The Prisoner having little to say in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.( Death )

John Clark , was indicted for Receiving (Knowing it to be stollen)17 yards of Linnen, value 30 s. of Mary Hooper and Elizabeth Jones , convicted for stealing it last April. The Prosecutor Thomas Foster deposed, that the Persons beforemention'd having stollen his Goods, he had Information where it was by Andrew Wild , but going to the Prisoner he denied it: But Hooper and Jones being taken up, one Margaret Hardcastle deposed, that it was pawned to John Clark in Plumbtree, St. Giles's, but Margaret Hardcastle having by the Management of the Prisoner (as he did believe) been gotten out of Clerkenwell Prison, he was disappointed of his Evidence; so for want of Proof the Jury acquitted him.

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death,5.

Edward Williams , Benjamin Tyser , Mary Price , George Chambers , Elizabeth Cave .

Burnt in the Hand,2.

James Quinn and Thomas Abnett

To be Transported,19.

Thomas Harris , Katherine Roffe , Mary Wade , John Mills William Ward , William Wellington , Thomas Free , Benjamim Brand , Bridget Noland , Susan Chapman , Sarah Morgan , Mary Wilson , John Long , John Masters , Thomas Booth , Philip Goodson , Ann Thomas , James Dillon , Mary Wright .

Dorothy Cryer , to be Whipp'd.

Roberst Harrison, Fin'd 20 Marks,6 Months Imprisonment, and to stand in the Pillory.

John Collet , Fin'd 20 s.

Letter Published on two Neat Pocket Volumes

A Compleat Collection of all the most remarkable Tryals that have been at the Sessions-House in the Old Baily more than forty Years last past; for

Murthers

High Way Robbing

Pyracy

House-king

Foot-padding

Rape

Sodomy

By

Polygamy

Fortune-stealing

Trepanning

Kidnapping

Shop-Litting

Perjury

Countericiting the Coin, Exchequer-Bills, Bank-Notes, Stamps,&c.

Collected from the Originals, Books of Tryal, and the Papers of Mr. Paul Lorrain , Mr. Wykes, Mr. Allen, Mr. Smith, the several Orries of Newgate. Even from the very first Print ing of them, down to the present-Time; and from other Authentick Narratives. And particulary these Tryals, Behaviour,&c, following, Of Count Coningsmark, Capt. Vratz, Lieutenant Stern , and Boroski the Polander, for the Murther of squite Thynne Thomas Sivage , for the Murther of his Master's Maid; Kannab Blay, for the same Fact; Roger Congden , for the Murther of Madam Gettings, her Child and Maid; Margaret Martel , for the Murther of Madam Pullen; John Jowster and William Butler , for the Murther of Madam La Grand, the Frenchwomen in Spittle-Fields; Cyrus Simon , for the Murther of his Father-in-Law; James Solby , for the Murther of Mary Bartlet ; Pater Dramanti, for the Murther of his Wife; Edmund Andley , for the Murther of Madam Bullevant; Harman Strodtman , for the Murther of Peter Wolters his Fellow-Prentice; Gerad Dromelius, Micheal Van Berg , and Katherine Van Berg , the Dutch People in East-Smithfield, for the Murther of Mr. Norrice; Mr. Foulks, a Clergyman, for the Murther of his Bastard-Child; The Butcher of Glacester for killing Mr. Cooper the Constable in May-Fair; Roger Lowen , for the Murther of Mr. Loyd; John Margridge , the Kettle-Drumer for the Murther of Capt. Cape of the Guards; Maynard, Bevins and Marsh, for the Murther of Stocton the Victualler; William Cross , for the Murther of his Wife; and many other remarkable Murthers. Of Highway-men, the Tryals, Confessions, and Dying Speeches of Clande du Val, Old Mob, the Golden Farmer, Capt. James Whiteney , Abraham Statey , Capt. Edward Tool , Henry Benford ( a Blind Man) and William Jones (a Lame Man) for Robbing on the High-way, and many more notorions Highway-Men. As to Pyracy, the Tryal,&c. of Capt. Kid and his Crew. Capt. Culiford his Crew, Capt. Guittar and 70 of his Crew, Capt. Brent, Capt. Boyce, Capt. Lawrence &c. for a Clergyman,&c. for Counterfeiting the Stamps on Paper,&c. for Counterfeiting Exchequer Bills. Sir Richard Blackham , for Coining Dutch Skillings Fouler, Stanlan, and Goff. and Moor, or Robbing the Goldsmiths in Boswel Court, Sir John Johnson , for stealing Mr. VVharton, Hargen Swend, for stealing Mrs Ramlings. Hand on Fielding, for marrying the Dutche's of Cleveland. Capt. Rigbey, for Sodoms. Vangbam and Davis, for fallty swearing Sodomy on several Persons. Matthew Atkinson , Popish Priest, for absuling Eilzabeth Rich of her Sins. Margaret Wilkinson , for High-Treason for turning Roman-Catholick. Eleanor Marchant , for Pre Mr. Alexander Pitot , a French Refugee, into the Hands of Popish Priests, in order to send him to the Inquisition. Alice Gray , for a Rape; Henry Simpkins &c for the same. Mary Strickland alias Butler, for forging a Bond for 27000 l. on Sir Robert Clayton . John Smith for Kidnapping. John Larkin , the Contriver of the Sham-Plot, charg'd on the Bishop of Rochester, Earls of Marlborough and Salisbury: And many more notorious Criminals of all Kinds, too many to be inserted here. Printed for J. Phillips, and sold by J. Brotherton and W. Meadows at the Black Hull in Cornhill, and J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane. Price Five Shillings the Two Volumes bound.

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