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Old Bailey Proceedings, 10th September 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 Thursday, and Friday being the 10th,11th, and 12th, of September,1718. In the Fifth Tear of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEfore the Right Hon. Sir WILLIAM LEWEN, Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; The Worshipful Sir Fortesene Aland, Baron of the Exchequer; 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.

William Lisse

Tho Oldham

James Baldrey

Thomas Hughes

John Farts

Henry Gregory

Henry Pearson

John Belcher

Robert Muniton

Thomas Ryland

Benjamin Smith

Samuel Green .

Middlesex Jury.

Robert Kent

Nathaniel Ravener

John Histon

William Aley

John Hern

Francis Taylor

Robert Dicks

Arthur Simpson

Christopher Gray

Samuel Fish

William Burchet

William Holloway .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Daniel Duitty , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for breaking the Shop of Thomas Saunders , and stealing thence 3 pair of Breeches value 23 s. and other Goods , the 11th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed his Shop was broken and the Goods stollen. John Taylor deposed that the Prisoner and himself did the Fact, the matter being plain, the Jury found him guilty of the Felony, but acquitted him of the Burglary . Transportation .

Henry Keith , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the dwelling House of Samuel K and stealing 500 Yards of Ribbon value 20 l. the property of Mary Harding , the 8th of August last was in a Months. The Prosecutor deposed that about 4 a Clock in the Morning she found her shop broken upon and her Goods gone. John Taylor deposed that the prisoner and himself did the fact and sold the Goods for 3 l. one Mrs. Holland in Kings street-Holbourn. The prisoner deny'd the fact. However the Jury found him guilty of the Felony, but acquitted him of the Burglary . Transportation .

John Lanner , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for breaking the dwelling House of Rachel Clifson in the night time and stealing Linnen to the value of 4 l. the 29th of July last was 12 Months. John Taylor depos'd that the Prisoner and himself broke into the Wash-House, took the Linnen out of the Copper and sold it to one Mrs. Beck near St. James's Almshouses for 16 s. The Prisoner deny'd the fact; But the Jury found him guilty of the Felony but acquitted him of the Burglary . Transportation .

Robert Edwards , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the dwelling House of Walter Taylor in the night time, and stealing divers Goods to the value of 4 l. the 1st of March last. John Taylor deposed that he and the Prisoner broke the House, stole the goods and sold them to one Mother Huffle The Jury found him guilty of the Felony but acquitted him of the Burglary . Transportation .

Samuel Cole , alias Valentine Newell , of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for breaking the Shop of James Kingsbury in the night time, and stealing wearing Apparel to the value of 38 s. the 16th of July last. John Taylor deposed himself and the Prisoner did the robbery and sold the Goods to Mother Huffle. The Jury found him guilty of the Felony but acquitted him of the Burglary . Transportation .

Roger Wisdal , of St. Pauls Covent Garden , was indicted for breaking the Shop of William Bird in the night time and stealing 15 Hats value 45 s. the 19th of August last was 12 Months. John Tayler depos'd that himself and the Prisoner did the fact and sold the Goods to Mother Huffle for 9 s.6 d. The Jury found him guilty of the Felony but acquitted him of the Burglary . Transportation .

James Brown , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Brown Gelding value 10 l. the Property of Thomas Hayward the 1st of August last. Thomas Hayward deposed his Horse was lost out of his Pasture at Denham in Suffolk,the 26th of July last, and was found in the Prisoner's Possession. Another Evidence depos'd, the Prisoner having been Servant to one Mr. Webb in London, came to hire a Horse of him to go down into Country to New-Market about his Master's business, that he lent him a Horse which cost him 6 l. which the Prisoner said he sold for 30 s. but brought up the Prosecutor's Horse to him, which he offered to sell here in London. The Prisoner in his defence pleaded he found the Horse in a Lane. But this not availing him, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

Elizabeth Pearse , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Linnen Frock value 2 s.6 d. from the person of William Grablart the 15th of August . The Evidence deposed they saw the Prisoner take, the Child and pretend to give it a Cake, having the Frock on, but when it was found the frock was taken off. But there not being sufficient proof that she took it. She was acquitted .

Elizabeth Hawkins alias Dyton , was indicted for Feloniously stealing several pieces of small Linnen value 6 s. the Property of Several Persons, from Elizabeth Humphreys the 16th of July last. The Prosecutor, deposed she employ'd the Prisoner to help her to wash, and she stole the Linnen which was found upon her, the Prisoner having nothing to say in her defence the Jury, found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Margaret Foster , of St. Michaels Cornhill , was indicted for stealing 9 Pewter plates and 2 Dishes value 8 s. in the dwelling House of Joseph Smith , the 2d of August last. The Prosecutor deposed he lost his Goods, and another Evidence deposed the Plates being brought to him to pawn he stop them and gave notice to the Prosecutor. The Prisoner pleaded the Plates were brought to her by a Friend, and she knew not that they were stollen, but she not producing that Friend the Jury found her guilty . Transportation .

James Stowbum , of St. Michaels Queenhithe , was indicted for feloniously stealing small Tacks value 6 s.8 d. the Property of Thomas Maynard the 8th of August last. The fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s 10 d. Transportation .

John Wood , of St. Mary Woolnoth , was indicted for Feloniously stealing 4 Watch-movements 2 l.7 s. the, Property of William Webster , the 19th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner was his Servant , and he having suspected him and searching his Trunk found 2 of them, and the other two he confest he had sold for 40 s. and given 35 Shillings of the Money to one Mary Walker , who had lent him some Money to intice him to rob his Master, and because he did not do it so soon as she expected, threatned that she would blow him up. Tho' he had confest this before the Justice he deny'd it upon his Tryal, however the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

William Richmond , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Horse, Halter and Headstall , the property of Thomas Walmsley , the 18th of February last. But the proof against him not being sufficient he was acquitted .

Daniel Withey of St. Mary Lothbury , was indicted for stealing a Cane value 10 s. in the Warehouse of Samuel Perkins , the 19th of August . The Prosecutor and his Servants deposed that the Prisoner and one Richard Mills , came to buy Kerseys &c. at his Warehouse, and bargin'd for as many as came to 20 l. which being sent in. on condition of Paying ready Money, one of them shuffled with the Porter, pretending his Partner was out of the way and he had the key of the Cash so that he could not pay him. but bid him come the next morning, which he did but they were mov'd off the premises and the Goods gone. The Evidence added that one of them stole the Cane which was afterwards found where the Prisoner had pawn'd it. The fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Joy . of Alhallows in the Wall , was indicted for feloniously stealing wearing Apparel value 35 s. in the dwelling House of James Dudley , the 1st of July last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner liv'd with him as a Servant about a Week, and stealing the Goods went away. The fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found her guilty Transportation .

James Filewood , alias Violet of St. Peter's Cornhill , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pocket, value 2 l. a Handkerchief value 6 s. and 6 Shillings and 5 Pence in Money from the Person of Mary Ranbrook ; the Prosecutor deposed, that going along Cornhill between 9 and 10 of the Clock at Night her Pocket was pull'd off. upon which she cry'd out; other Evidences deposed they laid hold on the Prisoner, and saw the Pocket fall from him, which they took up and gave to the Prosecutor; the Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but it being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment Death .

He was likewise a Second time indicted for Assaulting Frances Baldock in the King's Highway; and taking from her a Pocket value 1.s.12 Guinea's 2 Pistoles,&c. the 28th of March last. The Prosecutor depos'd she having been to receive Money in Leaden-hall Street, was follow'd by the Prisoner and another to the end of Wood-street , when one of them catch'd her in his Arms while the other pull'd off her Pocket, but she catch'd hold of the Prisoner, and lying out, a Man came to her assistance, but the Prisoner flung from the Man and ran away, and she saw him no more till he was committed to Newgate for the other Fact; she was positive he was the Man, the Prisoner however deny'd the Fact, and the Jury found him guilty of the indictment. Death .

Ar Lane of Dukes Place , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 yards and half of Velvet, value 32 s. in the dwelling House of Moses Israel , the 5th of August last; the Evidence deposed the Prisoner being employ'd to work there as a Plastever took the opportunity to take the Velvet, and put it into his Pocket; the Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and several Persons giving him a good Character he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Smith , of St. Buttolphs Bishops-gate , was indicted for stealing Linnen, value 30 s. in the dwelling House of Sarah Pasnter , the 8th of August last; the Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found her guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Lewis alias Butler , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Pewter Plates, value 6 s. and other Goods, in the dwelling House of Abraham Wilson , the 15th of July last; part of the Goods were found upon her, the Fact being plain the Jury found her guilty of Felony. Transportation .

William Rutt , of St. Buttolphs Bishops-gate , was indicted for stealing a Portmanteau Trunk a Gold Watch. Chain, Hook,&c. value 30 l. a Gown and Petticoat,6 l. a Gown and Petticoat value 20 l. a Head-dress value 16 l. lac'd Ruffels value 6 l. and other Goods to the value of 80 l. the property of Francis Mascal the 5th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed that he gave the Portmanteau to the Coachman at the 4 swans in Bishops-gate-street to put into the Coach, which he did, and immediately the Prisoner was brought to him by a Gentleman with the Portmanteau on his Back, and he took it off. William Johnson deposed, that he going by and seeing the Portmanteau put into the Coach observed 3 or 4 suspicious Felloys lurking about, watch'd them, and saw the Door open'd on the farther side of the Coach, and the Portmanteau taken out, and running round the Coach caught the Prisoner with the Portmanteau and brought him to Mr. Masehall: The Prisoner pretended a Gentleman desir'd him to carry it to the Pye near Bishops-gate, but this not being believ'd, the Jury found him guilty of Felony. Transportation .

John Hill , Mary Hill , and Jane May , of St. Pauls Shadwell , were indicted for breaking the House of William Bett in the Night time, and stealing wet Linnen to the value of 40 s. the 25th of July last. The Evidence for the Prosecutor deposed the Wash-house was broken open and the Goods stollen; another Evidence deposed that John Hill came with two other Lads to her House to drink and play at Skettles, and gave her a bundle of Linnen to lay by for him, which she perceiving to be wet secured the Prisoner, who being carried before a Magistrate confess'd the Fact: John Hill upon his Tryal insisted upon it that he was admitted as an Evidence for the King, but the Court not allowing that, he was obliged to plead to the Indictment and pleaded guilty. There was no Evidence against Jane May , nor against Mary Hill his Sister, but that she owned the Goods to be hers in order to get them out of the possession of these Person who had stopp'd them, so they were both acquitted , but John Hill upon his own Confession was found guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Hannah Butler , was indicted for stealing a Head-cloth and Valleince value 10 s. the property of Mary Brightridge , the 1st of August last; the Goods were taken upon her, and she having nothing to say in her defence the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Cross of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for feloniously, stealing a Sheet value 3 s. the property of Thomas Ward , the 26th of July last: The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner lodg'd in his House and took away the Sheet and pawned it; the Prisoner pleaded he only did it in his necessity, designing to redeem it and return it; however the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Frances Mills , of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown and Petticoat, value 20s.5 Tea-Spoons,&c. value 4 s. the property of Amy Shorting ; the Fact being plainly prov'd upon her she was found guilty . Transportation .

Robert Foot , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for High-Treason, for counterfeiting the current Coyn of this Kingdom, in Coyning 20 Pieces in the similitude of Guineas,20 in the similitude of Crowns,20 in the likeness of Half-Crowns, and 20 in the likeness of Shillings . The Evidence for the King was one Mrs. Kingston, who deposed that the Prisoner came to her Shop in St. Giles's the 5th of August , and bought a Sword and Belt, for which he was to pay her 5 s. giving her a counterfeit Guinea to change, which the suspecting show'd it to one Mr. Bucknell then in the Shop, who likewise thinking it not good examined the Prisoner how he came by it, who said it was sent him by a Kinsman who would not willingly give him a bad piece of Money, that thereupon they borrowed a pair of Scales, and found it lighter than a Shilling, and in the mean time acquainted Justice Perry with the matter, who immediately sent for the Prisoner, and he upon his examination prevaricating in his Answers a Constable was sent for, who searched him; this was also confirm'd by Mr. Bucknell; the Constable deposed that being sent for he search'd him, and found in his Pocket a Crucible in which was some Metal looking something like Brass, and also several Papers of several sorts of Powders, that the Justice then enquiring of him to give an account of himself, which he not doing satisfactorily, the Justice perswaded him to be ingenuous in his Confession, and discover his Accomplices, which at last he did, owning that one Dampney a Kinsman of his and himself had Coin'd that Guinea, and one more, and also about 50 Shillings in Silver, and telling where he himself Lodg'd and also his Kinsman, they went first to his Lodgings where they found his Kinsman Dampney in Bed, and in a Bag in the Room found Flasks, Crucibles, and several other Materials for Covning , and several pieces of Counterfeit Money, which to the value of 41 s. in Crowns, Half-Crowns and Shillings were procured in Court. The Prisoner upon his Tryal did not deny the Fact, only alledging that the Counterfeit Money was coyn'd by his Kinsman, he only blowing the Fire to him, the Fact being plain, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Katharine Holbourn , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Silver Spoons, value 32 s. and other Goods in the dwelling House of Henry Husband , the 6th of this Instant September . The Fact was plainly prov'd, and the Prisoner having nothing to say in her Defence, the Jury found her guilty . Transportation .

Joseph Dodd of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for breaking the House of James Jackson , in the Night time, and stealing 9 Yards of Gold Lace, value 25 s. the 11th of May last was 12 Months. The Prosecutor deposed, that his House was broken and the Lace Stollen. Edward Ash deposed, that the Prisoner, himself and one Henry May did the Fact, that Dodd ripp'd down the Sider with a Chiffel, took down the Shutter, and took down the Glass and stole the Lace, but were prevented doing any more damage by the Watch, and that the Prisoner's Wife sold the Lace to Mrs Bradley for 10 s. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or that he had ever seen the Evidence Ash in his Life, but in that was confronted. The Jury thereupon found him guilty of the Felony, but acquitted him of the Burglary . Transportation .

Joseph Dad with Henry May , of the Parish of St. Dunstans Stepney , were indicted for breaking the House of Isabella Steward in the Night time and stealing 60 Silk Handkerchiefs value 8 l.6 yards of Damask value 3 l. and other Goods to the value of 30 l. the 24th of October last. The Prosecutor deposed that her House was broken open and her Goods stollen. Edward Ash deposed that he and the Prisoner met at Salt Peter Bank with one George Whale , who is since executed, and one Harvey, that used to rob on Southwark side, and being met they agreed to go together in search after a Prey, and fix'd upon the Prosecutor's House; but not having Tools, he objected against their attempting it; but Dad told him he would carry him to a place where they should get Tools, as he did; and having gotten Chiffels &c. they wear, Dad ripp'd down the Shutters, broke the Sashes; May went in, handed out the Goods to him, Whale and Harvey; that they sold them to one Richard Pollard , who is since absconded, that he paid them for them 9 l. at the Bear at the Bridge foot which they shared among them at 36 s. per Man, spending 1 s. per piece and Richard Pollard half a Crown. The Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Sarah Bignal , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Shirts value 30 s. 2 Gowns 12 s. in the House of Sarah Franklin , the 4th of August last. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Dickinson , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Periwig and other Goods, value 22 s. in the Dwelling House of William Gamble , the 8th of this Instant September . The Fact being plainly prov'd upon her, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Henry Abbot and Francis Smith , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , were indicted, the former for breaking the House of Jonathan Jones , and stealing 5 Silver Spoons, value 3 l. a Silver Cup value 50 s. and other Plate and Goods , the 20th of August last. And Francis Smith for receiving the Cup, knowing it to be stolen . The Facts were plainly proved upon them both; the former was found guilty of the Burglary, Death ; and the latter of Felony. Transportation .

John Macdonald , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Wastcoat value 10 s. the Property of Anthony Knott , the 3d of August last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner quartered at his House, and took away the Wastcoat, and it was found upon his Back. The Prisoner pleaded the Wastcoat was given to him, but could not prove it. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Turpin was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Gold Rings value 3 l.10 s. and a Guinea and Half Guinea, in the Dwelling-house of Edward Saunders the 25th of August last. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon her. She was found guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. Transportation .

James Russel , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for stealing two Coach-Glasses, value 15 s. a Prayer Book and Psalm Book value 3 s. in the Dwelling House of John Marden , the 20th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner was his Apprentice and having stollen the Goods ran away, the 11th of February, and he heard no more of him till he was apprehended by the Watch asleep in the Sneep-pens in Smithfield with the Prayer-book in his Pocket; he likewise confessed where he had sold the Glasses. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. Transportation .

William White , of St. Stephen Coleman Street , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Snuff Box value 30 s. from the Person of Andrew Fretchurch , the 28th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed that as he was standing to see the Train'd Bands pass by, he had his Snuff Box taken out of his Pocket; another Evidence deposed that being Drinking in an Ale House and looking out at the Window, one by him told him there were two Pick Pockets standing by the Prosecutor; he then went to him, and ask'd him it he had lost any thing; he feeling found his Snuff Box was gone; so following the Prisoner, took him, and he gave him the Snuff Box out of his Pocket. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. transportation .

was indicted for feloniously stealing Lac'd Head-Clothes and other things, to the value of 3 l 12 s. in the dwelling House of Hugh Davis , the 13th of June was 12 Months, but upon hearing the whole Matter it appeared to the Court to be no Felony, she was acquitted .

Mary Marshal , alias Silver , of St. Brides , was indicted for stealing 28 Box Combs value 4 s.6 d. the Property of John Williams . The Prosecutor deposed he lost the Goods out of his Shop , and that they were sold by the Prisoner to another Person. The Prisoner pleaded it was her Business to buy and sell things about the Streets, and that she bought them of another Person. She calling Persons to her Reputation, the Jury acquitted her.

Margaret Thompson , of St. Buttolphs Aldgate , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling House of John Garland , and stealing Goods to the value of 40 s. the 25th of August . The Prisoner was taken in the House with the Goods in her lap, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. Transportation .

Francis Flood , of St. Mary Woolnoth , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 l. of Human Hair value 30 l. the Property of William Watson the 30th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner was his Journeyman, and stole the Hair, which was found in his Lodging. The Fact being plain, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death

John Brown , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for breaking the Shop of Henry Powel , and stealing some pieces and parts of Silk Shoes value 12 s. the 30th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed his Shop Window was broken open and the things stollen. Another Evidence deposed that passing by the Prosecutor's House about one a Clock in the Morning, he perceived 3 Men lurking about the Shop, and one of them boring the Shutter; he went and fetch'd the Watch, and took the Prisoner with the things in a Bag. The Prisoner having nothing material to say in his Defence the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Charles Campbell , of Hornsey , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat value 40 s. a pair of Pistols value 50 s. a pair of Silver Spurs value 40 s. out of the Coach House of John Mendez de Costa , some wearing Apparel belonging to Robert Mitchel and David Goosetill . The Evidence deposed they were lost out of the Coach House at Highgate , another Evidence depos'd the Prisoner brought them to him to sell. The Prisoner pleaded another Man gave them to him to sell but he could not prove it. The Jury thereupon found him guilty of Felony. Death .

He was a 2d time indicted for Feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat value.10 s. a Seat Cloth value 15 s. The Property of the Lord Bishop of London . This fact being plainly prov'd upon him the Jury found him guilty of this Indictment likewise.

Mary Brown of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for Feloniously stealing the lining of a Gown value 3 s. The Property of Matth.ew Barnet , the 6th of August last. But the Evidence not being full enough against the Prisoner she was acquitted .

Charles Cox of St. Buttolph Aldgate , was indicted for Feloniously stealing several Garments, value 3 l. The Property of John Brown , the 17th of July last. The Prosecutor depos'd his Goods were lost at the Fire in St. Katherines-Lane another Evidence deposed the Prisoner brought them to her to pawn for him, the Prisoner nevertheless deny'd he knew any thing of them. However the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Martha Beyworth , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Brass Pot,2 Saucepans &c. value 18 s. The Property of William Earl of Cadogan , the 29th of July last. But the Evidence not being full enough against the Prisoner, and he calling several Persons who gave him a good Character. The Jury acquitted him.

, of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 2 Brass Candlesticks, and a pair of brass Snuffers and Snuff-Pan, and 50 Guineas ; the property of John May , the 23d of June last, but the Evidence not being sufficient she was acquitted .

Samuel Cole , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the dwelling House of Elizabeth Gumly , in the night time, and stealing thence 9 Silver Forks value 4 l.2 Silver Candlesticks value 6 l. and several other pieces of Plate, to a considerable value , the 4th of August last. Jonathan Wild , deposed that application being made to him on behalf of the Prosecutor to discover the Thieves, whereupon he made enquiry and was inform'd that the Prisoner sold a parcel of Plate, to one Elizabeth Burton , another Evidence deposed that she was present when the Prisoner did sell a parcel of Plate wherein was a pair of Silver Candlesticks to the said Elizabeth Burton , another deposed that the Prisoner being apprehended and in Newgate did confess that he having been in Newgate where he lay for his Fees, coming acquainted with the said Elizabeth Burton, she being there at that time, being inform'd that he had formerly liv'd with very good Families did perswade him that when he came out he should make a jump at once i.e. to rob some of those Masters he had formerly liv'd with, and gave him half a crown to buy a mer to beat the Plate to pieces with, that it might be in a small compass, that when he came out he took her advice, he did get over the Wall by the help of a rope, afterwards broke into the Pantry Window and stole the Plate, and sold part of it to Elizabeth Burton, for 13 l. However he deny'd it all upon his Tryal, but that did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

John Wilky , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing wearing Apparel, the property of the Lady Sudbury , the 14th of March last, out of the Shop of Nathaniel Back . The Evidence deposed, that the Goods were left by a Porter at the Shop while he came to fetch them again, and presently after he was gone the Prisoner came and said he must have them, but he seeing it was not the same Man follow'd him, and apprehended him. The Prisoner having little to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Saul , of St. Buttolphs Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Bushels of Meal, value 30 s. the property of Elisha Collet , the 12th of August last. The Evidence deposed that the Goods being Landed on the Wharf of Elizabeth Fletcher , the Prisoner came about One a Clock at Night and was carrying them off, to put into his Boat but being discovered was pursued and taken. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but it being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Felony. Transportation .

Benedict Clifford , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Guineas and a half, and 20 s. in Money, in the dwelling House of John Bascomb , the 24th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner being his Servant stole the Money out of the Drawer in the Bar and ran away, but being after wards apprehended be confess'd the Fact, and that having bought himself Clothes with part of the Money, had 48 s. of it left in his Pocket. The Prisoner had little to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Mackdonald , and Jane Machappin , of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing wearing Apparel, to the value of 20 s. in the dwelling House of Robert Levingstone , the 4th of September , and the latter for receiving of them, knowing them to be stollen . The Prosecutor deposed Elizabeth Macdonald was his Servant and stole the Goods, a pair of Stockings being found upon each of them when taken; there was no proof that Machappen knew them to be stollen, whereupon the Jury acquitted her, but found Mackdonald guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Allen , was indicted for stealing wearing Apparel, value 12 s. in the dwelling House of Abraham Lardon the 31st of May last. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Jones alias Goodchild , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen,&c. to the value of 40 s. in the dwelling House of Sarah Darnel , the 3d of September last. The Evidence depos'd, the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and stole the Goods. But the proof not being sufficient she was acquitted .

James Crofts , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Saws, value 16 s. and other Joyners Tools value 30 s. the 18th of November . The Prosecutor deposed he had several times lost Tools, and going to the Prisoner's House when he was from Home, bought one of his own Saws of the Prisoners Wise; the Prisoner produced Evidence that the Saw the Prosecutor had sworn to was his long before the Prosecutor said he had lost his: He also call'd divers to his Reputation, upon the whole the Jury acquitted him.

Henry Perry , alias Floyd , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of Frances Thorne , and stealing divers Goods. value 4 l. the 1st of August last was 12 Months. The Prosecutor depos'd the House was broken and the Goods stollen. Edward Ash deposed, that the Prisoner, himself, and one since Convicted at Jane Revel did the Robbery, and sold the Goods to James Revel ; the Jury found him guilty of the Felony, but acquitted him of the Burglary . Transportation .

Hannah Self , was indicted for stealing a Hen, value 2 s. and 6 d. the property of Edward Abbot the 1st of August last; but it appear'd that the Prisoner laid claim to the Hen as hers, so that it appear'd to be no Felony, whereupon the Jury acquitted her.

John Shaw , and George Twelves , of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for breaking the House of James Bandown and Stealing Pewter,&c. value 38 s. the 12th of March last, in the Night time . The Prosecutor deposed his House was broken open and the Goods stollen Henry Wiseman deposed, that he and the Prisoners did the Fact, and sold the Goods to one Jane Revel . The Jury found them guilty of the Felony, but acquitted them of the Burglary . Transportation .

George Twelves , and William Godwin , were indicted for breaking and House of John Twist , in the Night time, and stealing thence Linnen, to the value to 30 s. the 10th of May last. The Evidence against the Prisoners was Henry Wiseman , who deposed, him self and the Prisoners did the Fact, the Jury found them both guilty of the Felony, but acquitted them of the Burglary . Transportation .

John Davis , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Napkins, value 1 s. in the dwelling House of Robert Knap the 1st of September ; but for want of positive Proof was acquitted .

Eliz. Mols alias Chadwick , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods to the value of 5 l. in the dwelling House of John Cave , the 28th of July last; but the Proof not being sufficient to convict her the was acquitted .

Margaret Cox , and Mary Miles , of the Parish of St. Brides , were indicted for privately stealing 2 Queen Elizabeth's Guineas,24 s. in Money,1 double Guinea,2 half Guinea , but no body appearing against them they were acquitted .

William Greenwood of Istleworth , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Horse, value 4 l. the property of John Downs , the 29th of August . The Prosecutor he lost the Horse out of his Stable; and another Evidence deposed he bought the Horse of the Prisoner: The Prisoner had nothing to say in his defence, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

Jane Watkins , of St. Clement-Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon, value 11 s. the property of Henry Orway , the 1st of August last: It appeared by the Evidence that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor stole the Spoon: the Jury thereupon found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

She was likewise indicted a 2nd time, for stealing a Silver Spoon, value 8 s. the property of William Watkins , the 2d of September . It appear'd that the Prisoner was also at that time Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Spoon; this Fact being plain, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Norton , of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Marrying Mary Angel Spinster , his former Wife Katherine Newcomb alias Horton , being alive ; the Marriages were both prov'd, and he was found guilty of Felony. Burnt in the Hand .

William Palmer , and John Clark of St. James's Clerkenwell , were indicted for feloniously stealing 14 s. in Money,2 Gold Rings value 30 s. and other Goods, in the dwelling House of Samuel Sedan , the 3d of September last: But the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict the Prisoners, and they calling persons to their Reputation, the Jury acquitted them.

Anne Spreggs , alias Anderson , of St. Mary White-chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen, value 22 s. in the dwelling House of William Proctor , the 9th of August last: But for want of Evidence she was acquitted .

Thomas Edwards , of Marybone , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Pistols, value 50 s. the property of John Knapp ,2 old Holsters, and a Bridle , in the Stable of Vallentine Judge, the 7th of August last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Pistols were stollen out of the Stables and that the Prisoner was apprehended by the Watch with the Pistols; the Prisoner having nothing to say in his defence, but that he had them of a Boy, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. Transportation .

John White , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Pocket-Book, a Snuff-Box, and some other small things , from the person of Thomas Burrel , the 17th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lying asleep upon a Bench, waked and found the Prisoner unbuckling his Shoes, and another Boy with him, that he missing his Things seiz'd the Prisoner; but he not proving the Prisoner took them he was acquitted .

Jane Davison was indicted for stealing 50 Guineas and 2 Gold Rings , the property of Humphery Webb , the 10th of July last. The evidence depos'd the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor and went away without giving any notice, and when the was gone the money was missing. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Joseph Clement , of St. Lawrence Jewry , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon, value 10 s. in the dwelling House of Joseph Smith , the 19th of August . The evidence deposed the Prisoner came to his Master's House at the Crown Tavern in Kingstreet desiring a fore room, and called for a Gill of Rhenish and Sugar, and bad the Drawer leave the Spoon that he might stir it himself, and while he was gone to draw a Pint of Wine carryed away the Spoon, leaving 3 d. on the Table, but of this the Jury acquitted him.

He was indicted a 2d time of the Parish of St. Andrew Undershaft for stealing a Silver Spoon value 10 s. of William Harris , the same 19th of August , the Drawer deposed the Prisoner came into his Master's and call'd for a Gill of Rhenish and Sugar as before, and carryed away the Spoon leaving 3 d. on the Table, but he following him overtook him and charging him with the Spoon the Prisoner put his hand in his pocket and pulled out his Glove and the Spoon together, saying he had happened to take it up with his Gloves. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Futler , alias Lewis , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for Feloniously stealing wearing Apparel, value 40 s. in the dwelling-House of Ann Stachey , the 1st of July last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner was her Lodger and stole the Goods, and pawned them, which the confess'd and they were found accordingly. The Prisoner having nothing to say in her defence, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Mary Shelton , was indicted for breaking the House of William Taylor , and feloniously stealing to Guineas,1 Carolus broad piece.15 l. and 2 s. in Money , the property of a person unknown, the 29th of August last. It appear'd by the Evidence that a Gentleman dying in the Prosecutor's House had left this money by Will to the use of Christ-Church Hospital, which was taken into possesion by the Governours of the Hospital and there lock'd up in a Closet, and that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, who arose out of her Bed that night the Robbery was committed, and as the told her bedfellow the had been up in the Garrets , thinking she had heard a noise of Thieves. Being taxed with a knowledge of the Robbery, she confess'd she let in one John Green a Porter who did not Robbery, and was to pay her 10 l. the next night. But upon her Tryal she deny'd all, saying, that what she own'd was out of Terrour to avoid going to Prison, her Master having promised her if the would confess no trouble should come to her. Upon the whole the Jury acquitted her.

James Walnen , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing Wearing and Linnen, value 4 l. in the dwelling House of Philip Brown , the 30th of August It appeared that the Prisoner lodged with the Prosecutor and carryed away the Goods. The Prisoner pleaded he did pawn them, being necessitated but design'd to redeem them, but was discover'd before he could do it. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

, of St. Martins in the Fields . Gent was indicted for the Murther of Timothy Kelly , the 20th of June last, by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Raper on the left side of his Belly, of the breadth of a quarter of an inch and the depth of 8 Inches . Charles Comelly depos'd, that he having heard his Friend was killed at a House in Long Acre , went to the House and desired to see him, and being admitted he found him lying near the Chimney in a Room up one pair of Stairs, with his Hat under his Head a Wound in his right Side. He then enquiring who had killed him, was informed it was Mr. Ryan, he thereupon goes to Justice Hillon to enquire what he must do who advised him to take a Warrant against the People of the House, which he did and prefer'd a Bill of Indictment against Mr. Ryan, to answer for the Death of his Friend.

Ann Daneer , Servant in the House, deposed, that the Prisoner Mr. Ryan came to her Mistresses House at about half an Hour past 9 a Clock at Night the 20th of June, enquiring what they had for Dinner and being answered that they had nothing left, he desired that something might be got for him, and went up Stairs, and not long after Mr. Kelly the Deceased came in with some other Gentlemen, and staid till about 11 a Clock, and having gone out to see a Gentleman with whom he had been a Drinking to his Lodging, he came back, and enquired who was above Stairs, and was answered no Body he knew. To which he reply'd G - d - mn you you be , and would needs go up and see, and run about half way up Stairs, and then fell down being pretty much in Liquor; but getting up again be drew his Sword and ran up to the Chamber where the Prisoner was, and entering the Room, said G - d d - mn you you Rascal. you Scoundrel, I'll stick you. That Mr. Ryan being sitting in his Chair, he said to him Mr. Kelly be cosy, you are drunk and I am sober why should we quarrel? That then the Deceased pushed at the Prisoner 2 or 3 times with his naked Sword, and he jumping out of his Chairman ran to the Window where his sword lay, the Deceased following him and pushing at him and there leaning backward to avoid the Deceased's Thrust defending himself with one Arm, with the other took up his Sword; that she then ran to the Stair head and Cry'd out, and then a Friend of the Deceased's who staid for him below stairs came up. Elizabeth Cox the Mistress of the House confirm 'd what the Maid had said as to the Manner of the Prisoner and Deceased's going up Stairs, adding that the Prisoner waited there for one Captain Robinson, and that she hearing the Bustle above Stairs and the Man cry out, call'd for Mr. Andrew Mahan who stood at the Door waiting for Mr. Kelly to go Home, to go up to prevent Mischief, which he did. Mr. Andrew Mahone deposed that he came to Mr. Cox's House about 9 or 10 a Clock with one Mr. Tully, and there found Mr. Kelly Drinking with 2 or 3 Gentlemen, and that one Captain Dove came in, and having Drank some Wine, Captain Dove was for going, and Mr. Kelly went to see Captain Dove to his Lodging, and he went with them ; that afterwards Mr. Kelly would go in again to Mr. Cox's House, but he would have persuaded him, to go Home, but he would not; he therefore waited for him, supposing he would come presently, saw him talking with the Landlady at the Bar about a Pint of Wine which she said was left unpaid, and in a short time he heard the Landlady cry out, whereupon he ran up and found the Prisoner and Deceased pretty close together and striking one at the other, the Prisoner leaning backwards to the Window, and Mr. Kelly calling him Rascal, Villain, Scoundrel, and the like, that then he endeavoured to strike up the Deceased's Sword with his Cane, but he parried it; the Deceased being in Drink stagger'd back but was coming on violently again. when the Prisoner closed him, and in the Scuffle disarmed him and called him to take both their Swords, saying Mr. Kelly let go your Sword I Scorn to hurt you, and being disengaged he perceived the Deceased to grow very pale, staggered back, and fell on his Back, and he supposed that in coming on the Prisoner he ran upon the Prisoner's Sword; that upon his falling Mr. Ryan made off whole he was endeavouring to help the Deceased, he finding him wounded ran for a Surgeon, but before the Surgeon cam the Deceased was dead. The Prisoner pleaded that he went to Mr. Cox's House about 9 a Clock at Night, enquiring for one Captain Cockeril and asking for something to eat, the Maid went and fetch'd him something from the Cooks he went up Stairs, called for half a Pint of Rack, Lemons,&c. and had made it into Punch had eat his Supper, and to divert the Time while he waited for his Friend remembered he had bought the Play of Hamlin and was reading it, when the Deceased came into his Room in great fury with his Sword drawn. saying to him G - d d - n you Rascal you Scoundrel, what have you to say to me? be then sitting in his Chair reply'd, pray Mr. Kelly be easie why should you and I fall out and injure one another, you are drunk and I am sober, he then perssisted in swearing at him, and calling him opprobrious Names, pushing at him with his Sword , which he starting out of the Chair put by with his Arm extending, retreating to the Window where the Maid had laid his Hat, Sword and Cane and the Prisoner following him and pushing at him, he was forced to bend backward to avoid the thrust and with his other Hand as he stopp'd took up his Sword; them parrying the Deceased's Sword with his in the Scabbard; but perceiving nothing would pacify him, and his Life in imminent Danger, he slept the Scabbard off his Sword and defended himself therewith, designing to defend himself rather then hurry the Deceased, till help came; that then the Deceased having stagger'd back, and running violently at him again, he endeavour'd to defend himself and closed the Deceased, and having disarmed him, gave both their Swords to Mr. Mabone , and that he did believe that the Deceased received his Wound in running upon his Sword, for be did not know he was Wounded till he saw him afterwards fall when they were disengaged; he added that when they were closed, before he had got the deceased's Sword out of his Hand, the Deceased as well as he could did endento to stab him, altho' his Sword was then so directed that he must rather have stabbed himself, which he does suppose was occasioned either by the pangs of his Death, or else as a stab of Revenge. The Prisoner added, that he had no Malice against the Deceased, that he never had any quarrel with him, had never been above twice in his Company, and that occasionally that he did look upon the Deceased to be a very civil Gentleman when sober, that what he did was purely in defence of his own Life; he called several Gentlemen to his Reputation, who gave him a very good Character for a very peaceable and quiet temper'd Man, upon the whole, the Jury brought in their Verdict se Defendendo .

William Shaw of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing several pieces of Diaper, value 80 l. in dwelling House of Sir John Lock , the 25th of July last: The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner was his Servant , and that he having been in Holland, had bought the said Diaper for the use of his own Family, which standing in a Box in a Parlour, he went to Tunbridge, his Lady being to come down thither in a Day or two, and the Prisoner to come along with her; that he being gone his Lady ordered the Prisoner to bring up the Box, in which the Diaper was, in order to her backing it up: he brought up another Box: his Lady telling him it was not the right Box he told her the other Box was empty. That thereupon when his Lady come down to Tunbridge, the enquired of Sir John what was become of the Diaper, telling him what had past between her and the Prisoner; be suspected the Prisoner, and taxing him with it, be deny'd knowing any thing of the matter; and coming to down and putting an Advertisement in the News and making Search in the Prisoner's Wife's Lodgings, but not finding it there, he got intelligence that the Prisoner had carried a Box from thence in a Coach to another Place, and so finding the Coachman he showed him the Place where it was left; and there he found it. Another Evidence deposed that it was brought and left there by the Prisoner before he went to Tunbridge. The Prisoner pleaded that his Master having ordered him to send a pretty many Boxes down to Tunbridge, he remembered the Number but mistook one of the Boxes; and that he thinking the Box that Linnen was in a fit Box for his own Clothes, took out the Linnen and carried it out, designing to get another Box to put it in, and then to put that Box and the Diaper in the same place again in his Master's House, but had not an opportunity to do it before the matter was discovered; but did not design to rob his Master of the Linnen. But the Jury not admitting his Plea, found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death

George Clifford , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing a Pocket,14 Guineas, Blood-Stone value 30 s, an Eagle-Stone value 30 s. a 5 l. piece of Gold,&c. from the Person of Elizabeth Parsons ., the 7th of September , the Prosecutor deposed that coming out of a Stage Coach at Hyde Park Corner, the hired the Prisoner's Coach, that about 5 a Clock he would have let her down and not have carried her any farther, pretending his Master had order'd him to come Home to go to a Burying at 7 a Clock, the insisting upon it that it not being then Six, he had time enough, and should carry her when she had a mind to go, upon which he pull'd her in order to get her out of the Coach, but she did not go, and she did believe he then pulled off her Pocket, and that he having carried her farther and let her down, she afterwards must other Pocket, and upon enquiry finding him out, he at last owned he had her Pocket, and did return it with 3 Guineas and half of the Money, but the rest of the Money, and things were gone. The Prisoner pleaded that he took up the Pocket at the Coach-door, having let down a Gentlewomen who was with the Prosecutor at the Rarl of Stafford's. The Jury acquitted him.

Eleanor Callimore , of St Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for the Murther of Thomas Shaw by beating him with a Mopstick on the Head, breast, Belly and Back, and giving him several portal Bruises and Contusions,21st of July, in the first Year of the King of which he languished on the 23d, and then died . The brother of the Child deposed her husband then being a Prisoner the Child was put by the Parish to the Prisoner to Nurse, who she was inform'd barborously tied it, but the being sick was not capable of seeing it her self, Other Evidence deposed, they saw her two Day before it died, the 21st July aforesaid, beat it with a stick unmercifully, threw it down and stamp upon it, using it very cruelly; another Evidence deposed that on the 23d of the same Month he went into the Prisoners House, saw the boy lying cross a Chair with the Head and feet handing down on each side, and blaming her for letting him e, she told him the Boy was dying, and that he did die: He blamed her for her Barharicy, But the matter not having been lookt into its long time, it could not be proved that the Boy died of the beating; so she was acquitted , as she had been not long since, being arraiged the same Bar for starving one of her Children.

William Townsend , of the Artillary Ground Spittle-fields , was indicted for the Murther of his Wife Catherine Townsend , the 23d of August , by beating, kicking, and bruising her on the Head, Breast, Back, Belly, Stomach, and toes: so that she languished and languished liv'd till the 26th of the same Month and then died . The Evidence for the King deposed as followeth: Francis Bennet deposed that on Saturday the 23rd of August, being in Peticoat-Lane, he was met by an Acquaintance out Henry Matthews who asked to go to drink, and accordingly they went to the sign of the Gate in the Artillary Ground to the Prisoners House, where they staid drinking 2 or 3 Hours, while they were there they saw the Prisoner and the Deceased in a Scuffl, and the Prisoner give her several blows, and then pusht and kickt her up Stairs; that they were drinking together mention was made of one Mr. Pendal, who was one of their Acquaintance, and being inform'd that he lodged to her Prisoner's House he was called down, but he whispering him in the ear told him, that he was in danger of an Arrest, and therefore did not care to drank with them below Stairs, but there was a convenient Room above, where he would bring with him; and so they went-up Stairs, and going into the Room saw the Deceased sitting very disconsolate in a Chair. That the Prisoner coming into the Room, giving ill Language, bid her get her out which she refusing to do, he pulled her several times, but she not getting up he attempted to pull her out of the Chair, and throwed her down on the Ground, struck her several Hour, kick'd her several times on the side, and as he did believe kicked her full on the Face, with that violence that one of the Company said, he feared he would kick out her Brains. That then there came up a Woman who interposed between then and told the Prisoner be should not to bear, kick, and his Wife. That in the Scuffle she fell, or was thrown down again, and that he kick'd her on the Belly; that the Deceased cry'd out will you kill me, that aferwards he pulled her out of the Door. This was confirmed by Henry Matthews , who added, that Benjamin Pendal should say, he believed the Prisoner was mad, and he feared he might have murdered the Child within her. Benjamin Pendal confirm'd what had been before deposed as to their bring there drinking, and a scuffle between the Prisoner and Deceased, but denyed that he saw the Prisoner either strike beat her: John Pearson deposed that he had used the House, and has never seen the Prisoner Strike the Deceased in his life. Elizabeth said that she lived at the next Door to the Deceased, and that the came to her House that Ni ght after the falling out, and stood till past 2 a Clock, and the Deceased asked her if the Skin was off her Face, telling her her Husband had kicked her with the Toe of his Shoe.

Mary Cook , the Midwife, deposed, that she laid the Deceased of a dead Child on Monday the 25th, and that she died on the 26th, and there was a Bruise on the forehead of the Child, and that the Deceased told she her had had a fall; but she saw no Signs of any hurt upon the Woman. This was confirm's by Jane Hall , who was present at her Labour. Eliz Davis to the same purpose, adding that she had the Prisoner and Deceased same time, but had never can him stroke her, and that the Deceased had told her, that could she but govern her Tongue she might live as happy as any Woman in the World; that on Sunday the Deceased dress'd a Dinner, and being very but went up Stairs, stripe'd and wash'd her self from Head to foot in cold Water, put on fresh Linnen, and a Gown that had been newly wash'd. Mary London deposed that the Deceased at the beginning of the Quarrel threw a Pint Pot at the Prisoner, and afterwards a Quater Pot, that she did not indeed see the Prisner first at her several times, but did not see the all upon her. Ann Pendal said, about 3 Weeks before one that served then with Brandy giving a Bowl of lunch, the Deceased drank so freely of it, that the afterward fell down the Cellar Stairs, and that Saturday Night after the Quarrel she went to the next door and said all past 12 a Clock, that she there drank Cherry Brandy, and teach'd her self a Pint of All-fours (i.e. Carraways, Wormwood, Angelico and Anniseed Water) which she drank, and afterwards let down he Stairs. The Prisoner's cas'd several Persons who gave him the Charecter of a Peacerole Quiet Man. Upon hearing the whole Matter Jury acquitted him.

William Picket , of St. Jame's Westminster , was indicted for Ravishing and Carnally Knowing Mary Elliot an Infant of 8 Years of Age , the 29th of July last. Eliz Elliot the Mother deposed, that the finding the Child ill and the Linnen and after a manner unusual for a Child, and Nature in her Shift, she examin'd the Child how it came, and she said the Prisoner had done it. That Money was offered her to make it up, that there might be no Prosecution, but she refused to Mary White deposed that the Child was observed to be ill, and that they found the Course of Nature in her Linnen; that the Child being ask'd what she ailed said, she had got the Gravel; that the Signs on her Linnen were very extraordinary for one of her Age, but now it came she did not know, for she did not understand Penetration. Ann Pollxen , a Midwife deposed the Grandmother brought the Child to her, and she examined her, found her linnen foul, and the part very much swell'd, and that it was her Opinion it was by a Man, and no body else. The Surgeon said, that he examined the Parts and found them torn, and the Child being afraid of a Probe, he introduced his Finger, found the Passage had been widened, and did believe her Body had been entred, but could not say by what. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and produced the following Evidences: One deposed, that she being person at the examining the Child, did see that the Child had been abased, but did believe it might be by some Boy; but that the Child's Mother said she did believe it was done by her Husband, and that it was the Rogue Pickers; that enquiring of the Child, she gave her a Farthing, and the Child whisper'd her Mother in the Ear, and the Mother told her the Child said it was Picket that had done it. Another Evidence deposed, that the Mother of the Child had told her, the Child had had a Running upon it a Month or six Weeks before the Prisoner was accused, and that she had had her to a Midwife, and that it was occasion'd by her falling down Stairs. Another Evidence deposed, that the Mother having examined her, the Child said no body had to do with her, but she had done it with her own finger. The Child being young the Court would not give her her Oath; and she being under the Age of Ten Years, had the Fact been Proved, it was not a Rape in the Eye of the Law, but an Assault, whereupon the Prisoner was acquitted .

Esan Vincent and Mary Bond were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 173 pound of Lead, value 12 s. the Property of the Lady Katherine Jones , the 17th of July last; and the latter for receiving it being stolen . It appeared that the Lead was taken from the Freehold, and not the Dwelling House; thereupon they were acquitted of that Indictment.

Esan Vincent, was indicted a second time for a Trespass in stealing 1000 pound of Lead , the Property of the Lady Katherine Jones. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Lead was taken off from the Lady's Green-House, and the Prisoner was taken carrying some of it away. The Jury thereupon found him guilty of the Trespass. Find 13 s.4 d. and six Months Imprisonment .

Mary Robinson , was indicted for feloniously stealing 27 Yards of Bread Cloth, value 201. the Property of Roger Bird the 12th of December last. The Waggoner deposed his Waggon was robbed, and the Cloth stolen out of a Pack between Hounslow and London . Eliz Jackson deposed, that while the Carrier staid at the King of Bohemis's Head, the Waggon going on before, Jack Wilson cut the Pack, took out the Piece of Cloth, and threw it over a Hedge to the Prisoner, and they afterwards proved it for 31. The Jury found her guilty .

She was indicted a second time for feloniously stealing 20 yards of Shalloon and 2 pound of Coffee , the Property of James Taylor , the 1st of June last. The Waggoner deposed, that the Prisoner and Elizabeth Jackson bargained with him to carry them to Brentwood , and he having in the Waggon a Truss of Goods sent from a Shopkeeper in London to his Chapman in the Country, he deliver'd the said pack of Goods, but when the pack was opened the person was surpris'd to find a piece of Shalloon and other things he had sent for wanting, and some old Rags and old Shoes, not worth a Farthing, put on so carefully into the back; and accordingly sent to his Chapman in Town to know the meaning of it. Eliz. Jackson deposed that she and the Prisoner did the Fact, cut open the Fact, took out the Goods, put in the Rags and old Shoes to fill up the Vacancy, and sow'd it up again. The Rags and old Shoes were preserv'd and pr'd in Court. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact; but the Carrier was positive she was one of the Women; so the Jury found her guilty . Transportation

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgement as Followeth:

Received Sentence or death,13

James Brown , John Wood , James Violet alias Filewood. Francis Flood ; John Brown , Charles Campbell , Samuel Cole , Joseph Dod, Henry May , John Hill , Henry Abbot , William Greenwood , Robert Foot .

To be Transported,42.

Daniel Quitty , Henry Keith , Tabias Tawner , Robert Edwards , Roger Wisame , Eliz Bulter , Dorothy Hawkins alias Dyton, Mary Foster , James Stonum , Daniel Withey , Mary Joy , Eliz Smith , Eliz Lewis alias Butler, Hannah Butler , John Cross , Francis Mills , Katherine Millbourn , Sarah Bignal , Mary Dickenson , Francis Smith , John Mackdonald , Eliz. Turpin, James Russel , Richard White , Margaret Thompson , Charles Cox , Mary Robinson , John Wilty , Tho Saul , Benedict Clifford , Eliz Mackdonald James Wanrel , Jane Watkins , William Shaw , Tho Edwards , Jane Davison , Henry Floyd , George Twelves , William Godwin , John Allen , Willam Rutt, John Shaw .

Burnt in the Hand,1. John Horton.

To be, Whipp'd Joseph Clement

Esau Vincent fined a Mark, and Six Months Imprisonment.

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