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Old Bailey Proceedings, 3rd September 1719.

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 Bailey,

ON

Thursday, Friday and Saturday being the 3d,4th and 5th, of this Instant September,1719. In the Sixth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Before the Right Hon. Sir JOHN WARD , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Mr. Justice 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 more as Followeth:

London Jury

John Cooper ,

John Ford ,

William James ,

Roberts Langdale ,

William Kettle ,

Richard Ward ,

William Marsland ,

Williams Mills ,

James Willoughby ,

Phillip Nightingale ,

Alexander Livingstone ,

Samuel Holmes .

Middlesex Jury .

Robert Kent ,

John Hinton ,

William Abney ,

Frances Taylor ,

Arthur Simpson ,

Christopher Gray ,

Samuel Fish ,

William Burchett ,

William Holloway ,

John Brightridge ,

Marmaduke Bramly ,

Thomas Corbett .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

John Green , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 1 s.6 d. from the Person of John Russel , on the 14th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that he saw the Prisoner pick his Pocket of his Handkerchief on Long Hill , and run away with it. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he had been at his Sisters, and seeing a Crow'd on Long Hill, stopt to see what was the matter, and the Prosecutor followed him and charged him with the Fact, which he said he was innocent of. But the Prosecutor, was very politive that he was the Person. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Hannah Hyfield alias Byfield of St. Anns Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Gold Cypher Rings value 38 l. the Goods of Ann Smith , on the 20th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner was her Charewoman , and took the Rings out of a small Trunk, and sold one near the Hospital Gate, the other two in The Prisoner acknowledged she took the Rings and sold them for want, and had agreed with her Mistress to pay her for them by one Shilling per Week till the whole Money should be out; but failing in her Payments occasioned this Prosecution. The Jury considering the matter acquitted her .

Robert Bromfield , of St. Mary Magdalen in Old-Fish-Street , was indicted for breaking open the House of Berrisford Baker in the Night-time and feloniously stealing thence a Plad Night-Gown value 20 l. the Goods of the said Berrisford Baker , on the 17th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that his Window was broke and his Gown taken away the Night aforesaid. Another Evidence deposed that as he was going to work betimes in the Morning he saw the Gown hang down under the Prisoners Coat, who being in a ragged Condition he suspected, and speaking to some others who came by to assist him, seized him and had him before the Constable. The Constable deposed that he found the Gown upon the Prisoner, who confest to him that he broke a pain of Glass and took it out of the Window. His Examination was also read in Court. But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove that the Fact was committed in the Night-time, the Jury acquitted him of the Burglary, and found him Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .

Mary Wood , of Alhallows the Less , was indicted for feloniously stealing half a Guinea and 2 Holland Necks from John Tennant on the 18th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that he was a Ticket Porter , and having been at work on the Keys, went to an Alehouse in Bear Lane by the Custom-house to drink, and sat in the Publick Room; that the Prisoner sat down by him, and he pulling out his Money (half a Guinea and a Sixpence) to pay his Reckoning she clapt hold of the half Guinea, put it into her Mouth and sollowed it; and pickt the two Necks out of his Pocket. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that the Prosecutor ask'd her to whip him, and brought Rods; that she did whip him behind, and he not being contented with that, gave her half a Guinea to whip him before. But the Jury not believing her, and the two Necks being found upon her, found her Guilty . Transportation .

Sarah Blackwell , alias Ridgewell, alias Scott , of Alhallows Honey-Lane , was indicted for privately stealing 18 yards of Printed Callicoe value 40 s. out of the Shop of Robert Ingram , on the 22th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner and a Man who pais'd for her Husband, came to his Shop to cheapen Callicoe, that they tumbled several pieces, but did not like; at last they bought two yards, paid for them, and went away; that while he was putting up his Goods again, a Porter came to him and ask'd if he had lost any thing. Another Evidence deposed. that he met the Prisoner and a Man with her, and seeing a piece of Callicoe hang under her Petticoat, secured her,(but the Man got away) and carried her to the Paul's Head in Lawrence Lane, and sent for the Prosecutor, who came and owned the Goods. There were other Evidences who confirmed the taking the Goods upon her, one Piece was found first, and the other taken from between her Legs. The Goods were produced in Court and sworn to by the Prosecutor. The Prisoner in her defence said, her Husband gave her the Callicoe to Cloath her Children, and endeavour'd to prove it by calling her Landlord, who deposed that her Husband came that Morning and ask'd her to go out with him to buy Callicoe for the Children; and another who deposed that he saw a Man sling a piece of Callicoe into her Apron. But the Fact being so plain upon her, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Susannah Molesworth , of St. Margaret Pattons , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Holland Shirt value 15 s. the Goods of William Mills on the 10th of July last. But the Evidence against her not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted her.

Henry Davis of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Brass Candlesticks, value 8 s. out of the House of Benjamin Mush , on the 25th of August last. It appeared that the Prisoner and two other went into the Prosecutor's House and had two Pints of Drink in about three Hours time; that they enquiring among themselves how the Reckoning should be paid, the Prisoner bid them run away with the Candlelocks, and had pay the Reckoning in the mean time; accordingly he call'd the Prosecutor to take his Reckoning, and stretcht himself out to receive his Change, there by giving his Companions the better Opportunity to run away with the Goods, which they did; the Prosecutor's Sister perceiving the matter ran after them, and tho' she could not overtake them, brought back two of the Candlesticks, which they dropt in their Flight, and the Prisoner was secured. The Prisoner in his Defence deny'd that he knew any thing of their going away with the Candle-sticks; but it appearing plainly by the Evidence that it was a Contrivance between all three of them, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Judge , of the Parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 pair of Shoes and a pair of Clogs, out of the Shop of Edward Humfries , on the 13th of August last. To which Indictment he pleaded Guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

Sarah Roberts , of St. Andrews Wardrobe , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Tiking Breeches value 1 s.6 d. and a Perriwig value 2 s. out of the House of John King , on the 12th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner came to his House and call'd for a Pint of Drink, and paid for it; that when she was gone he mist his Breeches; and upon enquiry finding out where she liv'd went to her House and found them, and the Wig was brought home to his House. It appeared by the Prisoner's defence, that she used to visit a Neighbour of the Prosecutor's frequently, and to call at his House to drink; and that having some soul Linnen with her, had brought away the Goods among the Linnen unknown to her, she being in drink. There were several appear'd to her Reputation, who gave her a very good Character, and said, that she had liv'd well and kept Servants. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted her.

of St. Ann's Black Fryars , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Salt, value 5 s. on the 28th of August last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, and she calling several to her Reputation, the Jury acquitted her.

Thomas Charlesworth and John Everet of St. Brides were indicted for Assaulting William Ellis on the King's Highway, and taking from him a Gold Cypher Ring value 18 s. a Gold Ring value 7 s.6 d. a Hat, Perriwig, Handkerchief , and 17 s. in Money , on the 5th of February last was Twelve Month. The Prosecutor deposed that as he was going along Fleet street , Charlesworth knockt him down took his Wig and Handkerchief; and Everess took his Hat; and that they carried him to the Mitre Tavern in Fleet-street where they wrung 4 s. and some Farthings out of his Hand, and that he lost his Rings in the Scussle, that they decain'd him there an Hour. Everess in their Defence pleaded, that he was an Officer and had formerly Arrested the Prosecutor for a Debt, who made his Escape from him, and he was sued for and forc'd to pay the said Debt; and could never meet with the Prosecutor till the time mention'd in the Indictment, when he followed him out of the Temple into Fleet-street, and there seized him by the Collar and carry'd him to the Mitre Tavern aforesaid, sent for a Constable, and then had him before Sir John Lewen , then Lord Mayor, who committed him to the Compter. It plainly appearing there was no Ground for an Indictment, the Jury acquitted them.

Thomas Charlesworth was again indicted by the Name of Thomas Charlesworth of the Parish of St. Dunstan at Stepney in the County of Middlesex, for Assaulting Mary Roach on the King's High-way, between 10 and 11 a Clock at Night, and taking from her 15 s. the 28th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that as she was coming from Bow , the Prisoner jumpt over a Hedge just by where the Man hung in Chains and coming up to her, said, Well overtaken; that she lookt behind her and saw a tall Man, which made her think she was beset ; that he ask'd her whether she had any Money about her; and she answered No; but he not being satisfied with that Answer, thrust his Hand down her Bosorn and took the Money mentioned in the Indictment; and that the tall Man said, her she has good Clothes on, strip her and her walk home in Smack; that when she came home, she complained of her Misfortune to James Grace . James Grace confirmed her Complaint to him, and deposed that he had known her several Years, and that she is a Woman of good Reputation. The Prisoner pleaded that he knew nothing of the matter, and that it was a malicious Prosecution raised by the former Prosecutor William Ellis ; that he was sick that day and did not go abroad; and called the following Evidences to prove it. Mrs. Lambert,(who lives next door to him and is his Tenant,) deposed that she seeing the Prisoner at his door the 27th of June, ask'd him how he did, and paid him half a Year's Rent, due just before; that he not being well, she went the next Day, being Sunday, to see him, and ask'd him what he had for Dinner, who told him a Neck of Mutton; that she sent him a Plate of Mutton-Pye and some Apple-Pye, that he was not well; that she went again between 10 and 11 at Night, and found him in his Night-Gown, and he told her he had not been out. Sarah Bustal deposed that she went to her Sister's, Mrs. Lonners, that Day , and staid till between 10 and 11 at Night, and saw the Prisoner there in his Night-Gown, and that they drank a Pint of Wine. Rebacca Witcraft (his Maid) confirmed what the former Evidence had swore, and farther deposed, that he went to bed about 11 a Clock, and that she sat up till two, for fear he should want any thing, being ill. He also called a great many Persons of Worth to his Reputation, who gave him a very good Character. The Jury Acquitted him of this Indictment also.

of St. Laurence Jewry . was indicted for feloniously stealing 57 yards of Persian Silk value 39 s. on the 5th of August last. It appeared the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant and took the Goods out of his Shop, and carry'd them to a Neighbour to leave there for a Woman who was to call for them; but he suspecting he had stole them, sent for his Master, who owned the Goods. The Prisoner owned the Fact, and the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

Mary Thornton of St. Stephens Coleman street and, Winifred Shenly of St. Brides , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt, a Shift,4 Aprons and a half Guinea, out of the House of Frances Hawkins on the 11th of August last; and Winifred Shenly for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed, that she took in Thornton , a poor Girl (to go of Errands and to do what little Service, she could) out of Charity, and that she took the Goods out of her Drawers, and said she gave them to Shenly. There was no Evidence against Shenly ; the Jury considering the matter, acquitted them both.

John Miller , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Cloth Cushions value 8 s. the Goods of Richard Pettifer on the 10th of July last. It appeared that the Prosecutor's Servant had been out with a black Coach at a Funeral, and returning home the Hammercloth fell on the Foot Board, and as he stoopt to take it up he saw the Prisoner take the Cushions out of the Coach, whereupon he cry'd out stop Thief. and the Prisoner was apprehended and the seats found in the Gullty Hole by Fleet Bridge on the same side the Prisoner ran. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, and called several to his Reputation; but the Evidence being very positive, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

William Boxell , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for stealing a Roan colour'd Mare value 30 s. the Property of Robert Porter , on the 25th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed he lost hi s Mare the Day aforesaid, and found her in Smithfield with a Boy on her Back, who produced the Man who set him upon her, and he the Prisoner, who when he was apprehended said he had a Mare in the Market, but that was not it; though when he was before my Lord Mayor he owned her to be his, saying he bought her on the Road of a Stranger for 25 s. which he also said in his Defence at his Tryal, but could not prove it, nor bring any to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Kennet Lamb , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt value 10 s. and a Common Prayer Book value 10 s. the Goods of Abraham Page , the 16th of August last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and took the Goods and carryed them to one to sell for him, who suspecting he did not come honestly by them, carryed them to his Master, who owned them. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, and called several to his Reputation; but the Evidence against him being very plain, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Smith , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Ewe Sheep , the Property of William Sherwood , on the 24th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed he lost his Sheep out of his Grounds, and found the Prisoner driving it among some of his own, and sent his Son after him for it; which he refused to deliver to him, saying it was his own. Whereupon he rode to London, and found the Prisoner selling it in Smithfield, and apprehended him; that his Ground where the Sheep was. lay next the Road, and believed the Gate might be open and the Sheep go out, but was positive it was his. The Prisner in his Defence said, that he bought 34 Sheep at St. Ives and that was one of them; and that he had no more than 34 then. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted him.

John Thwaites , of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing a Bay Gelding value 4 l.10 s. out of the Stable of Absolom Simmonds , on the 30th of April last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Henry Cole , of the Parish of Christ-Church was indicted for Cheating John Cooper of 18 Guineas, a Broad Piece, a half Moidore, and a Silk Handkerchief , on the 25th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that he went over the Water to buy some Goods, but not buying them brought his Money back again, and when he landed the Waterman quarrel'd with him about his Fare, and took him by the Collar; that the Prisoner, Robert Withie and James Drake took his Part and went down to take the Number of his Boat, but could not see any, and then threatning to have the Waterman before a Justice of Peace, he complied and took his Money; that he thank'd them for their Civility and offered them a Bottle of Wine, and accordingly they went to Mr. Trendy's in St. Pauls Church Yard, and staid there till about half an hour after Eleven a Clock; that Withie and Drake wentforward , and the Prisoner and himself went up the Old Bailey; that he would have parted with him there, but the Prisoner would needs see him home; which made him afraid he had a Design upon him; that they went to his Door together, where he knockt, but could make no body hear; then they went to his Barber's hard by, and found no Body there but the Boy hitting up for his Master; that he gave the Gold mentioned in the Indictment done up in his Handkerchief to the Barbers Boy to lay up and keep safe for him till he call'd for it, and then went home. The Barber's Boy confirm'd the Prosecutor's bringing the Money, and the Prisoner's being with him; and further deposed. that a little while after they were gone, the Prisoner came back again, and said he had seen Mr. Cooper safe home. and he had sent him back for the Money he left with him just now; whereupon the Boy delivered it to him, and he went off with it. The Prosecutor and the Boy were positive the Prisoner was the Man . The Prisoner denyed the Fact, and said that he was not in their Company all that Night, and called the following Evidences to prove it. Robert Withie deposed, that himself, James Murray , and Peter Drake , were the Persons who were in Company with the Prosecutor that Night upon that Occasion, and that the Prisoner was not with them; that Murray and the Prosecutor went together, and that the Prosecutor's Handkerchief, which was produc'd in Court, he had of Murray, who now absconds for the same Fact. Mrs. Gill deposed, that the Prisoner odges in her House in Colemane-street, and was at home by half an Hour after 9 a Clock that Night at farthest, eat his supper and went to Bed and did not go out any more that Night; that she was sure it was the 25th because her Husband went out of Town that Day and return'd the next, being the 26th of June. Mr. Gill confirmed what his Wife had said relating to his going out of Town and coming home again, and added further, that when he came home, which he said was on the 26th about 4 in the Morning, he went into the Prisoners Room, and saw him in Bed. Another who lodg'd in the same House, deposed, that the Prisoner came home that Night about 9 a Clock. and that she remember'd the time because she paid her Rent the next Morning.2d about 9 a Clock, which was the Morning her Landlord came home from Rechester. He also called several to his Reputation who gave him a good Character, but being ask'd how he liv'd, or what he did for a Livelihood could give no account of that The Prosecutor also call'd some Persons to invalidate his Evidence, particularly that of Mr. Withie , one who deposed that he knew Mr. Withie and the Prisoner very well, and that they liv'd by Gaming. Mr. Withies Guardian deposed that his Friends had left him hansomly to live on, but that he has been a wild Young Man. The Jury consisidering the whole matter, brought him in Guilty of the Misdemeanour. Fined 20 Marks , and to stand in the Pillory at Cheapside Conduit .

Richard Hull , of the Parish of Christ-Church , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Perriwig out of the shop of John Bell on the 29th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed that another came into his shop with the Prisoner to be shaved, and when they were gone he perceived the lid of the Box in the Window open, and mist the Wig. which he had just before comb'd out and put into the Box, whereupon he follow'd them through Newgate into the Old Bailey, but they perceiving of him, separated, the other Person ran towards Pye-Corner, and the Prisoner down the Old Bailey, whom he follow'd and carryed into a shop that a Woman coming out at the very next Door took up the Wig and brought it to the Prosecutor who own'd it, two others confirm'd the finding of the Wig near the Prisoner in the Old Bailey. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Jones of the Parish of St. Mary Woolnoth , was indicted for breaking open the House of Thomas Chadwell , on the second of this Instant September in the Night time, with an intent to steal . The Prosecutor deposed that he saw his Door locks and bolted between 10 and 11 a Clock at Night, and between one and two was call'd up by the Watchman who told him his House was broke open by two Persons, and one of them was taken and in the Watchhouse; that he found his Door open, and went to the Watch-house, where he found the Prisonner. The Watchman deposed, that going his silent Watch, he saw the Prisoner and another rush out of the Prosecutor's House, in Sherbourn Lane , whereupon he pursued the Prisoner through Dove-Court , caling out stop Thief, and that they found some Picklock Keys in the same Court which were produc'd in Court; that his Brother Watchman met him at the end of the Court. The other Watchman deposed, that hearing the cry of stop Thief, and meeting the Prisoner running through the Court, he bid him stand, and the Prisoner said he would kill him; whereupon he struct at him with his staff and mist him, that he followed and struck at him again, when the Prisoner turn'd his Face, and the Watchman who cry'd out first came up and knockt him down. The Constable deposed that he went by the Prosecutor's Door a quarter after one a Clock and it was fast, and that in half an Hour time after the Prisoner was brought before him. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or that he was in the same street that Night, and said that having a child to be Christen'd he went to a Frind in Woods Close to ask him to stand Godfather, where he said till about 12 a Clock, and drank part of Bole of Punch, and as he was going home was knockt down by the Watch at Stocks-Market; that he did not threaten the Watchman and that he had no Arms, not so much as stick about him. His Friend conformed his coming to his House to ask him to stand Godfather to his Child, and the Drinking of Punch there, and that they parted between 11 and 12 a Clock. He called several to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character; but Evidence being very full against him, the Jury found him Guilty . Death

Thomas Smith of St. Bartholomew the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Stuff Gowns, 2 Stuff Petticoats,2 black Hoods, a silk Apron and a Deal Box , the Goods of Elizabeth Bennet , on the 7th of August last. It appeared that the Prisoner was helping the Prosecuter to remove, and carried of the box of goods mentioned in the Indictment, which he confest before the justice, and did not deny at his Tryal. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation

George Pool of St. Dunstan in the East , was indicted for stealing 18 pounds of Tobacco from Benjamin Hatley , but no Evidence appearing against him he was Acquitted

John West , of St. Dunstan in the East , was indicted for stealing 2 pounds of Red-wood from Joseph Whitchurch , but no Evidence appearing against him he was Acquitted

Charlotte Brudenell , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Salt, 2 Silver Spoons,2 Silver Tea Spoons, a Strainer, a smelling Bottle a Silk Gown and Petticoat , Muslin Apron,&c. to the value of 10 l. The Goods of Richard Brandlin , on the 5th of June last. It appeared that the Prosecutor lodged at Mrs. Gotigh's House at Westminster , and that the Prisoner came and took the first Floor in the same House, pretending to be a Person of Quality, and while the Prosecutor went away and bilket her Lodgings; but upon diligent search was found at Hampstead with the Gown and Petticoat and some other Goods, and the Plate was found where she had sold it. The Goldsmith deposed that the Prisoner came to his shop in a Coach to see some Plate, that she looke'd upon some, but pretending not to like the Fashion , said she would call again; that she said she had a little Plate to sell, pulled it out and bid him weight it ; which he did, and paid her he produced in Court, and was sworn to by the Prosecutor . The fact being fully proved, the Jury found her Guilty . Death .

Edward Shaw and Richard Jarvis , were indicted for feloniously stealing a stuff Gown and Petticoat, and a Quilted Petticoat from Ann Wilkins on the 2d of August last. The fact being fully proved, the Jury found them Guilty . Transportation .

Mary Francis and Rachel Taylor , of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted, Mary Francis for feloniously stealing a Pair of Gold Buttons and a Silver Fork , the Goods of Isabella Vansittars , on the 1st of August last, and Rachel Taylor for receiving the same knowing them to be stole .

They were a second time indicted, Francis for feloniously stealing a Gold Locket,2 Gold Rings, a Gold enamel'd Ring,&c. the Goods of Clausina Vansittars , and Rachel Taylor for receiving the same knowing them to be stole . It appear'd that Mary Francis had been a Chare-woman in the House above a Week, and helping them to remove some Goods up Stairs, took those mentioned in the Indictments. The Constable depos'd that going with a Search Warrant to Tayler's Cellar, found the Fork and some went Linnen there; and Taylor conselt where they had dispos'd of the rest, and they were found according to their direction. A Goldsmith deposed he bought the Buttons of Taylor for 14 s.6 d. Another deposed, that Taylor and her Daughter Mary Francis came together and sold him a small Ring for 4 s.6 d. that they came again with Gold Studs, and he examining how they came by them, Taylor said her Daughter's Sweetheart gave them her. Mary Francis confessed the Fact, and took it upon her self, saying that her Mother did not know they were stole, for she had told her they were given her. The Jury considering the matter, Acquitted Taylor, and found Mary Francis Guilty of both Indictments. Transportation .

Isabel Medal and Margaret Medal alias Southers , of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing two Pillows,2 Quilts, and 2 Plates , the Goods of Sarah Cuiverwell , on the 20th of May last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted them.

Richard Willmot , of St. Clements Danes was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 s. and 9 d. the Money of Thomas Crew , on the 9th of July last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Samuel Yeo , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a long Saw value 20 s. the Goods of George Adams , on the 7th of August last. It appeared that the Prosecutor lost his Saw, and found it on Mr. Browne, who bought it of the Prisonor for 16 s.6 d. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court, and the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Dowlas , of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Callicoe Gown value 20 s in the House of Thomas Bampton , on the 22d of July last. Elizabeth Bampton deposed that the Prisoner got privately into her Chamber, and took the Gown out of her Chest; that she meeting her coming down Stairs with it, had her before a Justice, where she confess'd the Fact. The Gown was found under her Petticoats. The Jury found her Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

Mary Gough , of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for the Murther of her Male Bastard Child on the First of August last. She was also indicted a second time on the Coroners Inquest for the same. John Westbrook the Surgeon deposed that he was called by the Coroner to look upon the Child; that he believed it was at it's full Growth, and was of Opinion that it might be born alive. Elizabeth Stoner the Midwife, deposed that the Child was at full Growth, but believed it to be still-born, and that it might be lost for want of Help. Elizabeth Davis deposed, that the Prisoner being ill, she was sent for to do her work, and about fix a Clock that Morning was sent up to see how did, and to carry her a Dram, that she told her she was bad with a pain in her Stomach; that at 9 a Clock she went up again, and the Prisoner told her she was better, and got up; and she going to make her Bed, it lookt as if a Child had been born, and the Sheets were taken off, which she looking for found, and the Child wrapt up in them. Her Master's Daughter deposed, that she lay with her, and when she waked in the Morning (before fix) the Prisoner complained that she was very ill of the Chollick , and said she had endeavour'd wake herseveral times in the Night, but could not; that she went down Stairs and sent her up a Dram, but did not go up her self any more to her. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she endeavoured to wake her young Mistress several times in the Night but could not till near six in the Morning, when she went down and sent her up a Dram; that she reckoned she had 6 Weeks longer to go; and that she had a fall from a Chair some time before, and never felt the Child Stir Since; She called Elizabeth Davis to prove her Fall, who confirm'd the same, further deposing, that she helpt her up. There was a Box of Linnen brought into Court, in which were Childrens things, which her Mistress deposed were in her House. The Nurse who Nurst her in her Illness deposed, that the heard her say there was Linnen in the Box. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted her.

Mary Tame , of Harrow on the Hill in the County of Middlesex, was indicted for the Murther of Elizabeth Tame her Sister of about two Years of Age, by throwing her into a Pond , and Choaking and Drowning her . She was also indicted a second time on the Coroners Inquest for the same. It appeared by the Evidence that the Prisoner was an Ideot , and being left to look after her Sister (as she told the Evidence) went to wash her Face at the Pond, and let her fall in. The Jury considering the Matter acquitted her.

William Ursley , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for the Murther of Robert Pound , by giving him a Mortal Bruise with the near Wheel of his Coach on the Left part of his head on the 20th of August last, of which he instantly dyed ; he was also indicted, on the Coroners Inquest for same. Julia Pound deposed that the Deceased (her Brother) Hester Pendrick , and her self coming out of Sourhampton-Row by my Lady Russel's Wall with Goods on their Heads, singing, as they went to cross the Road the Prisoner drove his without being call'd by any body, or having any Fare in it, whereupon she called to him. paying him to stop, and not run over her Brother; that he replyed he would not, and whipt his Horses, and the Poll of the Coach struck the Basket off her Brothers Head, and he fell down and was kill'd; that she belived he might have stop his Horses, but her Brother could not get out of the way, and that he whipt Horses upon her calling out to him. Hester Pendrik (the other Girl that was in Company) confirmed the same. William Mosely deposed, that he was standing second Coach, and saw the Boy and heard him sing, and believes the Prisoner might have stopt; that be heard him cry Hait, and Whip his Horses when he came half an Hour after Eight at Night, and was sure the Prisoner was same Person. The Surgeon deposed, that he had a Bruise on the Left side on the Temporal Muscle, and a Concussion of Blood on his Brain, which is present Death. The Prisoner denyed that he did it willfully, or that he whipt his Horses, or heard any body call out, and said it was so dark he could not see him. Jacob Hughes deposed, that he was just by, and heard the Prisoner cry Hay twice, and believes it was to give notice to get out of the way, and not to encourage his Horses, and that the Prisoner was then turning his Horses after their Water. Another deposed that he went after the Prisoner, and told him he had run over a Child at Russel Street and, that he reply'd, he did not see him. The Prisoner called a great many to his Reputation who gave him the Character of a Sober, Civil, good temper'd Lad from his Youth, and that he ever respected Children. The Jury considering the whole matter, brought him in Guilty of Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .

Elizabeth Herbet of St. James's Westminster , and Ann Brittle of St. Giles in the Fields were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing a Gold Watch and Chain value 30 l. from Elizabeth Lady Lumley , on the 15th of July last; and Ann Brittle for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . The Lady Lumley deposed that she lost her Watch from her side going out of her Coach in the Pall-Mall . A Constable deposed, that he hearing a loose Girl was selling a Gold Watch to Ann Brittle in Newtonors Lane, carryed her before a Justice, and she refusing to deliver it, was sent to the Round-House; that Herbers at one time Lid she found it in Pall-mall, and kicks it before her, and afterwards that she found it on the Steps of an Oil Shop, the Sign of the Three Neats Tongues in Pall-Mall ,(where my Lady went in from her Coach, when she lost it) and that other Girls carried her to Ann Brittle. Jonathan Wild deposed that he was imployed to enquire for it and while he was looking it the Prisoner Brittle came to his House to acquint him that a Girl had found a Gold Watch, and that it would come cheap. The Watch was produc'd in Court, and own'd by my Lady. The Prisoner Britle deposed, that the Girl told her she found it upon the Pav d Stones in Pall-Mall, and that she carried it to Jonathan Wild , as he before related. The Jury Acquitted them.

Martha Gray of St. Anns Westminster was indicted for feloniously stealing a Quarter-Guinea, a Silver Bodkin, a Necklace, a Shift, a Napkin,&c. the Goods of Richard Pretty on the 1st of August last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and had liv'd there a Fortnight when she committed the Fact, which was fully prov'd upon her. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Henry Bourn of Feltham in Middlesex. was indicted for breaking open the House of George Hunt in the Day time, and stealing a pair of Shag Breeches value 20 s. and a pair of Shoes value 4 s. on the 3d of August last . The Prosecutor deposed that his Lock was broke, and a Hole broke in his Wall, and the Goods put up in a Stock by the Hole in order to be carried off. His Boy deposed that he coming Homes for Drink, it being Harvest time, found the House broke open, and saw the Prisoner in it who came out, ran after him, and threatned his Life; that he was sure the Prisoner was the same Person. Another deposed, that he hearing an Out-cry sought after the Prisoner, and found him in an Hedge; that when he took him he confest he broke the House, and said he did it for Want. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he was going in the Country to his Friends, and sat down there to rest himself, and that they took him up for the Benefit of the 40 l. Reward. The Jury found him Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

Margaret Williams , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Salts value 30 s. and 5 Silver Spoons value 30 s. the Goods of Thomas Tufton on the 3rd of June last . It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and took an Opportunity to take the Goods, and was stopt offering them to pawn; she confest the Fact before the Justice. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Hannah White , Wife of Francis White , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing 115 l.&c. from Katharine Rowder on the 12th of June last. It appear'd that the Prisoner's Husband was Servant to the Prosecutor, and robbe'd her of the Money, and that the Prisoner waited for him 3 Hours at an Ale-house hard by, and had part of the Money. But the Evidence not affecting the Prisoner, the Jury Acquitted her.

Moses Sterrey and Ann Dewer were indicted for privately stealing a half Guinea, a quarter Jacobus, and 9 s. in Money, from the Person of John Clarke on the 9th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that he had been drinking with Prisoners at several Places, and that they decoy'd him into Marybone-Fields , and there pickt his Pocket; that he demanded his Money of them several times, which they as often promissed to give him, but did not; that at last growing impatient, and being come to St. Giles's, he call'd the Watch, and secur'd them. Thomas show deposed, that about 3 a-Clock he heard the Prisoner call, and that he another went to him, when he charged them with the Prisoners for robbing him; that they secur'd them, and Sterry dropt a half Guinea, and when they were in the Round-house, Dewer gave a Woman a quarter Jacobus to change for her. The other Watchman confirm'd the same. Ann Dewer in her Defence said, that the Prosecutor would have given her a Shilling to lye with her, which she refused, whereupon he put two Six-pences as she thought, down her Bosom, and would have forc'd her, upon which she cry'd out, and the other Prisoner, who was a little behind, came up to her Assistance. Sterry pleaded, that he hearing Dewer cry out, went up to her Assistance, and called several Persons by whose Evidence it appeared that the Prosecutor had forc'd the Prisoner to go along with him, promising him he should want for nothing; and that the Prosecutor formerly belong'd to the same Company in which the Prisoner was now a soldier, and behav'd himself very well; but that the Prosecutor was a very trouble-some ill Man. The Jury upon the whole Matter Acquitted them.

Henry Keys of St. Mary Islington was indicted for Assaulting Jeremy Husters on the Highway, and taking from him a Silver Watch and 26 Guineas on the 10th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as he was going home from the Swan the Two Necks in St. John street , he was set upon by two Foot-Pads, one of them a short Man, he knock'd down with his Stick, but the Prisoner took hold of his Coat and obliged him to quit his Horse ; that the Prisoner stood over him with a Pistol, while the short Man robb'd him, that he was sure the Prisoner was the same Person, having Known him well from a Child. Another corrobarated the Prosecutor's Evidence by deposing that when he came home he heard him declare the Prisoner was one of them that robb'd him. Another deposed that he saw the Prisoner and a short Fellow go through Islington together that Evening, towards Highgate. Another Person deposed that the Prisoner came to him to borrow a pair of Pocket Pistols to Shoot his Father; that he came a second time and would have bought them, and being ask'd for what use, said to go on the High-Way. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and called the following Evidences to prove that he was elsewhere that Night. Mr. Archer deposed, that the Prisoner was at his House (the Horseshoe in Clerkenwell-Ciose) from four a Clock till seven that Evening, and then went out for about half an hour, and return'd again, and staid till near 10 a Clock at Night; that the Prosecutor came to his House and said, that if Mr. Howard would make Oath that the Prisoner was in his Company at 10 a Clock that Night he would not prosecute him. Mr. Heward deposed that the Prisoner was in his Company till a quarter of an Hour before 10 that Night; and that he met the Prosecutor, who said to him, that if he would say it was 10 a Clock that Night before the Prisoner and he parted, he would not prosecute him. Another deposed he was in Company with Mr. Howard and the Prisoner at the Time and Place aforesaid. The Prisoner's Land-lord's Daughter deposed that she met him in Charteshouse-Lane a quarter of an Hour before 10 that Night, drunk and quarrelling with an Old Woman; that she forc'd him home along with her, and he was angry with her for so doing. His Landlord and Landlady deposed that he went to bed about half an Hour after 10 that Night. The Jury considering the whole matter brought him in Not Guilty .

Philippa Norris , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Earthen Cups, one Horn Cup, a Muslin Neckcloth, a Handkerchief, a Hukkaback Napkin and a French Grammar , the Goods of Jonathan Scott , on the 26th of June last. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted her.

Thomas Clarke , of St. Mary-le-Bone , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hand-saw, a Smoothing Plain, 2 Chissels, an Ax, an Adds, a Square and a Roll , the Goods of Joseph Williams , on the 14th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he lost his Tools out of Marybone Fields , and found his Chissel, Hand-saw, and Square at the Prisoner's Lodgings in Wapping. The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, that his Brother is a Joyner, and brought some Tools to his House, desiring to have them there, saying he was going to work at Deptford. The Jury Acquitted him.

Rose Knight , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Guineas,6 half Guineas, some Silver and a Canvas Bag from Joseph Gilder , the 23d of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner ask'd him to give her a Pot of Beer, which he (being in drink) did not refuse; that they went to the Royal Oake in Drury Lane , and when they were set down another Woman came in and sat on the other side of the Table; that he missing his Money clapt hold on the Prisoner's Hand, which was behind her, and pulled his Bag out of it; that the Gold was taken out, but most of the Silver was left. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, and said that the Prosecutor would have done what she would not let him, and because she would not comply, charged her with picking his Pocket; that there was another Woman in the Room, and the Prosecutor was drunk; that stripp'd her, and search'd her all over, but found nothing upon her. The Jury considering the whole matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

William Evans , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Gown and Petticoat, two Holland Smocks, a Holland Table Cloth,2 Perriwings, a Trunk,&c. to the value of 9 l. the Goods of Charles Pain , out of the House of Thomas Lake . It appeared that the Prisoner took the Goods out of the Prosecutor's Lodgings, which were all in the Trunk, and that about three Weeks after he was apprehended and carried before a Justice, where he confess'd the Fact. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Mary Clarke , of St. Mary in the Savoy , was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 dozen of Calve Skins, and other Goods to the value of 230 l. out of the Shop of George Langthorne , on the 15th of August last; to which indictment she pleaded Guilty Death .

Mary Caulton , of St. Mary at Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing 50 Guineas, and 7 l. in Money in the House of Daniel Greatorix on the 23d of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner was, his cousin, and had a Legacy of 4 l. left her by a Friend in Derbyshire, which was sent up to him for her; that he sent for her to receive the same, and fetcht down a Bag of Money and paid her out of it, and carried up the remaining Money, which was that mentioned in the Indictment, and put it in his Closet, and afterwards went out about his Business; that the Prisoner staid at his House and lay there that Night; that the next Morning being to go to Hatfield, he went to his Closet to look for his Money and it was gone, and concluded the Prisoner must take it. The Prisoner owned that she went to receive a Legacy he was to pay her, and that she lay there that Night, as she us'd sometimes to do, he being a Relation; but denyed that she knew any thing of the taking of his Money, and said that they search'd her and found nothing upon her; that there were two Servants in the House at the same time. The Evidence not affecting the Prisoner the Jury Acquitted her.

Sarah Ward alias Johnson , Ann Dutton and Ann Robins , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , were indicted for breaking open the house of Mary Stone on the 25th of July last in the Night-time, and taking from thence 4 l. in Money, a piece of Gold value 10 s. a Sheet, a Pillow, an Apron and a Purse. The Prosecutor, deposed, that the Prisoners broke open her Door and bound her in her Bed with a Cord, and took away what she had; that Ward and Robbins came about six a Clock, and Dutton came after, and tyed her down; that she lost 4 l. in a Puise, and some Goods; and that Ward forc'd something very bitter down her Throat, which she supposed was to cause her to sleep. A Warder deposed that. Dutton came to him, the Church-Warden not being within, and Lid that Mary Stone was in a bad Condition, and if care was not taken of her she would long herself; that she came to him again, and gave him a piece of Gold, which he produc'd in court, and was sworn to by the Prosecutors. The Constable who took them up and carry'd along to Produc'd a Sheet, a Pillow, a Purse ,&c. which he depos'd he found in Duttan's Room, and were sworn by the Prosecutor to be her's and the Purse to be the same her Money was in. the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Burglary, the Jury Acquitted them of that, and found all three Guilty of Felony . Transportation .

Elizabeth Jakes of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for breaking open the house of Robert Watson , the third of August last in the Night-time, and taking thence 3 Silk Gowns and Petticoats, and 3 half Silk Petticoats, the Goods of the said Robert Watson . The Prosecutor deposed that his Door was upon the Latch which was litred up, and the Goods taken away between 3 and 4 in the Morning, and found upon the Prisoner. The Constable deposed that he was call'd out of his Bed and charg'd with the Prisoner about five in the morning, and that the Goods were by her. Another confirm'd the finding the Goods on the Prisoner, who said a Man gave her Six Pence to carry them to White-Chapel, but could not prove it. The Jury found her Guilty of the Felony only . Transportation .

Katherine Jones , alias Nowland , was indicted for Marrying Constantine Boone in April last, her former Husband John Nowland being then living . It appeared that the Prisoner was married to John Nowland by Dr. Talboy on the 27th of April 1713. at a private House in Blue-Ball Alley in the Mint. Southwark ; and to Constantine Boone last April in the same House. The Prisoner owned both Marriages, and in her Defence said, that the last she was married to was no Man, and therefore could not be a Husband; that it was a Monster, a Hermaphrodite, and had been shown as such at Southwark-Fair, Smithfield, and several other Places; and called several Witnesses to prove the same; one whereof deposed, that he knew the Mother of it, who brought it up as a Girl in Apparel and at School, and to handle the Needle, till it was 12 Years old, when he turn'd Man and went to sea. She was also produc'd in Court, and own'd her being a Hermaphrodite, and having been shown; and it appearing by her own Confession as well as other Evidences that the Woman was more predominant in her than the Man, the Prisoner was Acquitted .

Ann White and Rebecca Watkins , of St. Giles in the Field , were indicted for privately stealing one Guinea from John Guy on the 29th of July last. But no Evidence appearing against them, they were Acquitted .

John Green alias Schock , and Charles Graystock of St. Sepulchres , where indicted for breaking open the House of John Crompton the 19th of August last, in the Night-time, and taking thence 10 pair of Shoes,3 pair of Worsted Stockings,1 pair of Yarn Stockings,3 pair of Gloves and a pair of Slippers, the Goods of the said John Crompton . Mary Crompton deposed, that she went to bed at 11 a Clock, when her Doors and Windows were safe, and that about half an Hour after One, the Watchman call'd her up, and she found her Windows broke open and the Goods gone; that Green was taken about six a Clock the same Morning, with a pair of the Stockings and Shoes on. and confest where he had sold part of the rest, which were found accordingly and produc'd in Court, and sworn to be bought of Green, and own'd by the Prosecutor. The Evidence not being sufficient to fix the matter on Graytock nor to prove the Burglary on Greens, the Jury Acquitted Graytock , and found Greens Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .

Margaret Davis , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Gold Rings value 4 l. the Goods of Matth.ew Gates , on the 2d. of January last. Alice Gates deposed that the Prisoner came under pretence of taking a Lodging of her, and that they agreed together for one at 12 d. a Week, that the Prisoner sent for a Pot of Drink, and to return her Civility she fetch a Glass of Rum for the Prisoner, and reacht down a little Dish of Sugar to Sweeten it, in which Dish upon the Sugar were the Rings mentioned in the Indictment; that the Prisoner liked the Rum so well that she would needs have a penny worth more of it, and while she went down to fetch another Glass, the Prisoner took the Rings out of the Dish; that no body else was there all the time, and one of the Rings was found where the Prisoner had pawn'd it. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she would have borrowed some Money of Mrs. Gates, but she having none to lend, gave her the Rings to pawn, and took her Note for the Money at an Allowance of 5 s. in the Pound, to be paid when her Husband came from Sea, but could not prove it. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. Transportation .

Peter Forrel , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for speaking Seditious Word on the 25th of March last. Ann Sturtembow deposed that the Prisoner came to her House the Night aforesaid, and her Child being in her Lap cry'd Huzza; whereupon she said Good Girl, Huzza for King George; and the Prisoner reply'd, No Huzza for King George, Hazza for the Pretender; if I had but one Life to Lose I'd lose it for the Pretender. Another deposed the same. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, and the Jury believing it to be a malicious Prosecution, Acquitted him.

John Conges , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 l.10 s. in the House of John Lloyd on the 16th of August last. Jane Lloyd deposed, that the Prisoner lodged in the House, and that she had so much Money of her Brother's in her Custody, and changed a Guinea for a Neighbour over Night out of it, which she believ'd the Prisoner perceiv'd that there was a remarkable Six Pence in the Bag, and the Prisner came the next Morning for a Loaf and gave her a Six-pence to change for it, which she verily believed to be the same that was in the Bag, and thereupon went to look for it, but it was gone. The Sixpence was produc'd in Court, and appear'd to be bent and batter'd , but not particularly mark'd; there were some other Circumstances alledg'd, as that he was not wihtin when they first came with the Warrant, and when they met him he refused to go before a Justice without the rest of the Lodgers, and that he was heard to say, if it was not for that Sixpence there would have been none of this Trouble, and that he kept unseasonable Hours; but the Evidence not being sufficient to six it upon the Prisoner, and he calling several to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character, some of whom had entrusted him confiderably, and always found him honest; the Jury Acquitted him.

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

Received Sentence of Death.5.

Sarah Blackwell , William Boxell , Thomas Jones , Charlotte Brudenell , and Mary Clarke .

Burnt in the Hand,2.

William Ursly , and John Judge .

To be Transported,25.

B - J -, Robert Bromfield , Mary Wood , Kennet Lane , John Green , Henry Davis , John Millar , Thomas Smith , Richard Hull , Edward Shaw , Richard Jarvis , Mary Francis , Mary Dowlas , Henry Bourn , Margaret Williams , William Evans , Sarah Ward alias Johnson, Ann Dutton , Ann Robbins , Elizabeth Jakes , John Green , Margaret Dennis , Samuel Yeo , Martha Gray , and Rose Knight .

Henry Cole Fined 20 Marks, and to stand in the Pillory at Cheapside Conduit .

Robert Mason was try'd at Guild-Hall, and Fined 5 l. for Assaulting and Wounding a Waterman at Black fryers, at the last Transportation of the Prisoners .

Sarah Blackwell and Charlotte Brudenell pleaded their Belies, and a Jury of Matrons being impannelled found them both Quick with Child .

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