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Old Bailey Proceedings, 4th December 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

Friday, Saturday and Monday, being the 4th, 5th, and 7th, of this Instant October, 1719. In the Sixth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE THOROLD , Kt. and Baronet, Lord Mayor of the City of London; The Lord Chief Justice King; Mr. Justice Ayres; Mr. Baron Page; John Raby , Esq; Deputy Recorder; and several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors Names were as followth:

London Jury.

Peter Claris ,

Samuel Freerson ,

Barnard Sower ,

John Reed ,

William Yardley ,

Charles Drinkwell ,

James Goodchild ,

James Edwards ,

William Walker ,

Richard Wools ,

William Highmore ,

Peter Wardel .

Middlesex Jury.

Edward Boswell .

Joseph Spencer ,

Henry Vaughan ,

John Parsons ,

Francis Goudge ,

Joseph Wootten ,

John Eddy ,

Henry Newton ,

John Prator ,

Henry Goddard ,

John Brooks ,

William Clements .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

John Layfield , of St. Andrew Undershaft , was indicted for privately stealing out of the House of William Waterman , 1 pound of Sperma Ceti, 3 pound of Jesuits Bark, 1 pound of Opium, 1 pound of Rheubarb and 3 pound of Spanish South on the 19th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Porter , who having been in the Country, upon his Return mist the Goods; that the Prisoner sold them to two Persons who appeared against him in Court; that he contact the Fact when taken up before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court; and the Prisoner acknowledged he took them at three several times. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Robert Adams , of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 14 Silver Buttons value 20 s. the Goods of John Whaley on the 20th of November last. It appeared that the Prosecutor was a Servant at the Bull-Inn in White Chappel , and that the Prisoner came and by there in a Room where the Prosecutor's Box of Clothes were, and took the Buttons, off a Coat which was in the Box, and went away. The Prosecutor going for his Coat mist his Buttons and the Prisoner was suspected because he absented himself from the Inn, which he would not otherwise have been, being known there; and search being made after him they took him, when he confest he took them and sold'em for 14 s. his Confession before the Justice was read in Court, and he did not deny the Fact on his Tryal. The Jury brought him in Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Charles Hinchman , of St. Faiths , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 2 s. from the Person of Thomas Rhodes on the 10th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner took his Handkerchief out of his Pocket going into St. Paul's Church Yard and gave it to another Person, who carry'd it off. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but called none to his Reputation, and the Prosecutor being positive that he saw him do it, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Marshal and Mary Pain of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , were indicted for feloniously stealing six Camblet Curtains, 3 Vallains, 2 Pillowbears and a Crape Gown and Petticoat, out of the House of Ann Morgan on the 19th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed that she let a Lodging to the Prisoners, and let them have the use of a Chest of Drawers, all but one Drawer, which she reserv'd to her self; that going to the said Drawer for her Gown and Petticoat, could not find them there, and looking further mist her other Goods, and the Pillowbears from off the Bed; that she charg'd Mary Pain with them, who told her that her other Goods were in the Pillowbears, and that she should have then again that Night; that she got a search Warrant, and went to two Brokers where Pain said she had pawn'd them, and found her Gown and Petticoat at one Pawnbrokers, and the rest of her Goods at another. Two other Evidences, who were in the Room when the Prisoner Pain pleaded that she and Challenged Pain with them, confirmed her owning them as before. The Prisoner Pain pleaded that she being necessicated at that time, took the Goods and pawned them, with an intent to being them again; and that the Drawer was not lockt but open; that Elizabeth Marshal knew nothing of it. The Prosecutor could not swear that the Drawer was lockt; and no Evidence appearing against Marshal, the Jury Acquitted her, and found Mary Pain Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Abraham Quiet , of St. Mary Hill at Billinsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 pound of Tobacco , the Goods of John Hide , on the 13th of November last. It appeared that a Hogshead of Tobacco was broke at Bottolph Wharf , and 16 pound weight taken out of it; and that the Person who watch'd on she Key took the Prisoner with 3 pound of Tobacco under his Arm between 1 and 2 in the Morning. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he was just come from France with Prunes, and that the Master of the Ship order'd them to keep on Board; But the Ship lying by the Key he ventur'd on Shore to see his Wife, and feeling something soft under his Feet, tooking it up, which prov'd to be 3 pound of Tobacco. There was no Evidence to prove that he either broke the Hogshead or took the Tobacco out of it; the Jury Acquitted him.

Charles Duke , of St. Alphage , was indicted for the Murder of Thomas Whitten , by giving him a Mortal Bruise on his Left Leg with the off Wheel of a Dray, loaded with Barrels of Drink fix'd to two Horses, on the 20th of October last, of which he languish'd till the 22d and then died . It appeared that the Deceased had been with some others to play an Engine in order to keep it in Repair and fit for Service in Case a Fire should happen; and carrying one of the Handles of the Pump on his Shoulder, turned short to go into the Church, and the Dray going by at the sametime, the end of it toucht either one of the Horses or the Dray, which threw the Deceased down, and one of the Horses being Young, started and ran, but the Prisoner did all that he could to keep the Dray back, and so far turn'd it, that it only went over the Deceased's Leg, whereas if it had gone directly on, it must have gone over the upper part of his Body. The Surgeon deposed his Heel was torn almost off, and his Leg bruised, and that he died of his Wounds: but it fully appearing that the Prisoner drove softly till the Horse started, and then did all that he could to prevent the Misfortune, the Jury Acquitted him.

Ann Armor alias Armstrong , of St. Brides , was indicted for the Murder of her Female Bastard Child, by throwing her into a House of Office, on the 27th of October last, by which she received a mortal Bruise on the Left part of the Head, of which she instantly died . It appeared that the Prisoner was deliver'd of a Child, and that the Scull of it was Crackt; that she acknowledged her being with Child, and said she was to have gone in the Morning into the Country to her Fathers to Lye in. The Indictment being laid for the Murther of her Bastard Child, and it fully appearing that she was a Married Woman, the Jury Acquitted her .

Mary Osborn and Richard Wallis , of St. Botolph Aldersgate , were indicted for privately stealing a Canvas Bag value 1 d. and ten Guineas, from the Person of Nathanael Macascree on the 20th of October last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, and Wallis calling several to his Reputation, the Jury Acquitted them.

Sarah Nicholson , of St. Peter's Poor , was indicted for the Murder of her Male Bastard Child by wrapping him in a Linnen Cloth and putting him in a Trunk whereby he was suffocated , on the 4th Nov . last. It appeared that the Prisoner was deliver'd on the 4th of November, and the next Day took a Lodging at one Mrs. Linegar's, and after she had been there two or three Days her Landlady smelt an unusual Stink in the Room, and perceiv'd it to come from the Prisoner's Trunk, whereupon she sent for a Constable and had it open'd before him, where they found the Child ty'd up in a Cloth by the four Corners, which they believ'd to be full grown; that when the Cloth was unty'd its Limbs fell at their Length, and were very Limber. The Prisoner in her Defence said that the Child was Still-Born; and called the following Evidence to prove it, and her having made Provision for it. Her first Evidence deposed that the Prisoner sent for her, and told her that she was in Labour; and bid her take the Key of her Trunk to fetch the Child's Linnen, that when she return'd the Child was born, and she turning up the bed clothes perceived it to be a wrong Birth, and still Born. Another deposed that she was with her about a Fortnight before, owned she was with Child, had made some Preparation, and would make more, and take a Lodging (being then at Service) and desired that she would come to her Labour when sent for; that she was sent for and found her out, but it was over before she came, and the Prisoner told her the Child was still born; that she saw the Child's Linnen: Another Evidence deposed that she complained she was not well all Day, went to Bed in the Evening, and desired her to send for her Sister, which she did, and when her Sister came, this Evidence went to Bed and Saw Linnen the next Day. There appeared no Marks of Violence upon the Child the Jury Acquitted her.

Ann Brett of St. Gregory's was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Silver Spoons, a Cloth Cloak, a Silk Petticoat, and other Goods, out of the House of John Reynolds , on the 2d of September last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant and went away with the Goods about 6 a Clock in the Morning, and was afterwards taken in Huggin-Lane, when she confest where she had pawn'd some of them, which were found accordingly. The Prisoner acknowledged the Fact, and the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Ralph Finley of St. Margaret in Lothbury , was indicted for feloniously stealing four Printed Books the Goods of Samuel Mercer on the 25th of October last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost two Volumes of Tatlers and a Book of Novels, then he lost the third Volume of Tatlers, whereupon he went to Mr. Browne's without Temple-Bar, and finding that the Prisoner had sold the two Volumes there, he told them that they would soon catch the Thief, for he had just lost the third Volume, and he concluded that would be brought to the two first, which was accordingly done, and the Prisoner secur'd. The Books were produc'd in Court, and swore to be bought of the Prisoner, and own'd by the Prosecutor. The Prisoner in his Defence said that he bought them of a Man in Moor-fields, but produc'd none to prove it, nor any to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Goodchild of the Parish of Christ Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Holland Shirts, 2 Huckaback Tablecloths and a Child's Shift , the Goods of Robert Bretland on the 29th of September last. It appeared that the Prisoner work'd in the House with a Lodger (a Quilter,) and being suspected was forwarn'd the House; that now coming to enquire for a pair of clogs, mov'd a parcel wet Linnen from the Dresler in the Kitchen, into the Passage a pair of Stairs higher, where she left some of them, but the Goods mention'd in the Indictment being mist she was follow'd and taken, with two wet Shirts in her Apron, own'd by the Prosecutor. The Prisoner had nothing to say for her self. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Price of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Handkerchief from the Person of Edward Ashby on the 15th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed that going down Fleet-street with a Friend Arm in Arm, he felt a Hand in his Pocket, turn'd back and took the Prisoner, and found his Handkerchief within a quarter of a Yard of him, there being no body else near. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Joseph Jones of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Riding-Hoods, a Furbelow Scarf and a Handkerchief , the Goods of Thomas Clayton , on the first of this Instant December . The Prosecutor deposed that about 7 of them had been at a Funeral in St. Giles's and as they came back, went in to the Coach and Horses in Holbourn to refresh themselves, that they went away and left the Goods mentioned in the Indictment behind them; that when they mist the Goods, they went back to enquire for them, but they were gone, as were the Prisoner and others who were drinking in the same Room; that on the 2d he met the Prisoner in Fee-Lane with the Handkerchief upon him, whereupon he secur'd him and had him before Sir William Withers ; that he offer'd to make Restitution if he would not prosecute him. Mrs. Clayton confirmed their going into the House, the Prisoner's being there, and the Loss of their Goods. Another deposed that while the Prisoner and others were at his House, waiting to go before the Justice, he saw the Prisoner toss something White over the Wall of his Yard, and his Maid took it up on the other side, that he owned it to be his, and said he bought it of Tom the Kidnapper. The Prisoner denied that he stole the Goods. The Jury considering the whole Matter Acquitted him .

Michael Wells Jun. of Isleworth in the Country of Middlesex, was indicted for breaking open the House of Paul Jodderel Esq ; on the 25th of October last in the Night time, and stealing thence 4 large Silver Spoons, 4 Silver Tea-Spoons, a China Milk-pot, a Sword, a Cane, Perriwig, &c . It fully appear'd that the Prosecutor's House was broke and his Goods stole, and great reason to suspect the Prisoner; but the Evidence not being sufficient to fix it upon him, the Jury Acquitted him.

He was a second time indicted by the Name of Michael Wells Junior of St. Margarets Westminster , for that he being a Servant to Tabatha Marshal , did imbezel and convert to his own use a Cloth Coat, Wastcoat and Breeches, value 3 l. It appear'd that he had been the Prosecutor's hired Servant about a quarter of a Year, and went a way with the Livery without her consent, and was taken at Branford, and own'd he sold the Coat in Monmouth-street. But the Jury not Judging this Inbezlement of his Livery to be within the Statute, Acquitted him of this Indictment also.

Joseph Williamson of St. Giles in the Fields was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Hafted Knife and Fork, value 5 s. out of the House of Cornelius a Tilburgh , on the 13th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner was in the Prosecutor's Kitchen, and took the Knife and Fork off the Dresser from among others. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his defence, but that a Man persuaded him to take them, and would not let him bring them again. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Richard Shepherd , of Isleworth in the Country of Middlesex, was indicted for breaking open the House of Eleanor Varney on the 27th of October last about 12 a Clock at Night, and taking away a Bed-Quilt, a Chints Gown, 2 pieces of Silk, a Muslin Apron, a Silver Porringer, 4 Silver Tea Spoons, a Purse of Mother of Pearl Compters, and other Goods . It fully appeared that the House was broke, and the Goods taken away, and that the Porringer and Spoons were found upon him, and the Gown and Quilt found in the same Room; that when he was taken he said to the Constable and Mr. Micklewright, I hope you are considerate Men, and will not take away my Life, if not for my saks, yet for my Wife and Childrens: and offer'd them 20 Guineas to stifle the matter: The Goods taken upon him were produc'd in Court and Swore to by the Prosecutor's Servants. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, and said that he bought and sold Old Clothes about the Streets, and sold a Man a Coat for 10 s. and went into the King's Head in Cross-Street Covent-Garden to drink with him, and when he was gone another came in and said his Wife was dead and he must dispose of some of his Effects to raise Money, and offer'd him the Gown and Quilt for 4 l. than shewed him the Plate, and he bought that also at 5 s. 1 d. an Ounce; he called one Ann Clerks and 3 others who all pretended not to know him but to be there accidentally, who swore to the same Effect. But he could not produce the Man be sold the Coat to, nor he who he bought the Goods off, nor any to his Reputation, the Jury considering the whole matter, brought him in Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

John Trippuck of St. Mary le Bone , was indicted for that he together with John Constable , (already Executed for the same) did Assault Giles Blackman on the King's Highway, putting him in Bodily Fear, and taking from him Three Pence Half-Penny , on the 2d of October last about 7 at Night. The Evidence was the same as that against Constable, viz. that Constable rode up to him within 10 Yards of Tyburn , and carry'd him to the Prisoner who ty'd his Hands behind him, let down his Breeches and took his Money from him. He was sure the Prisoner was the Person having seen him before in the Marshalsea, in Company with one William Hope whom he went to see there. John Parish deposed, that they robb'd him before they met the Prosecutor, and took from him a Sack of Hair, and 2 s. 6 d. in Money, but was not so positive that the Prisoner was one of them, as the Prosecutor, he believed him to be the same; that there were three of them one staid with him, the other two fetcht the Prosecutor and bound him by this Evidence. James Taylor deposed, that when he apprehended them, Constable fired at him, and the Prisoner said, if he had been aware they would have been better provided, and it should have cost them dearer. Another deposed that he lent the Prisoner a House to go to Twitenham, but he did not come home with it that Night, but sent it home next Night by a Boy, hard rid, and without Money for the Hire. The Prisoner denied the Fact; and said that he dined that Day at a House by St. Giles's Pound on a Shoulder of Veal, and Staid there till 11 at Night, and called the Woman of the House to prove it. Dorathy Percival deposed, that the Prisoner came to her House to borrow Money, and her Husband not being at Home he waited there for his coming; that she had a Shoulder of Veal for dinner, and invited the Prisoner to dine with her, which he did, and staid there till 10 or 11 at Night; that he was in and out several times, but did not stay nor go further than the Door; being askt how long he might stay at most to her best remembrance, she said about Half an Hour. The Prisoner also observed that he was not apprehended for this Robbery but for the Hire of the Horse, and that nothing was found on him, and called some to his Reputation, one who deposed he had known him 20 Years, and had heard him declare how glad he should be to lead an honest happy Life. The Jury considering the whole matter brought him in guilty . Death . When he was call'd to the Bar to receive Sentence, being ask'd what he had to say why it should not be pronounced against him, said, he hoped the Court would consider the Punishment he had already undergone by being Shot thro' the Arm into the Body, and that one had already been Excecuted for the same Fact.

John Hall , of St. Mary in White Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Snuff Box, value 25 s. the Goods of James Matthews , on the 28th of November last. It appeared that the Prosecutor's Wife went into the two Brewers in Brick-Lane to stay for her Husband, and that three Men coming in to drink were shewed into the same Room where she was; that she pulled out her Snuff Box to take a Pinch of Snuff, and gave a Pinch to one of the Men, that she thinking her Husband staid long, went out and left her Box on the Table; that misting of it she came back and charged the three Men with it, who deny'd it; that the Prisoner was not one of the three, nor in the same Room, but in another in the House at the same time; and that the Prisoner carried some pieces of Silver to a Goldsmith by the Monument to sell, which he judged to be the pieces of a broken Snuff Box, suspected the Prisoner and followed him to the House aforesaid, where they said a Box was lost and there had been some stir about it. The Pieces were produced in Court, but neither the Prosecutor nor his Wife wood swear to them, tho' the Lid was pretty remarkable, and her Name graved at Length, very plain to be seen notwithstanding the breaking and battering of the Box. The Prisoner in his Defence said he found it in another Room in the same House, and called several to his Reputation who gave him a good Character, that he was a Carpenter and workt honestly at his Business and had been entrusted considerably and always found honest. The Jury upon the whole matter acquitted him.

Charles Hall, of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat value 5 s . the Goods of Thomas Farrel on the 22d of October last. It appeared that the Prosecutor was at work at Burlington Gardens and left his Coat at the work while he went to view another part of it, and when, he came back for his Coat it was gone, that a Friend advised him to go to Monmouth-Street to buy another, and he went Mr. Jackson's at the Black-a-moor's Head there, (who had a little before bought the Prosecutor's Coat of the Prisoner) who shewed the Prosecutor some Coats which would not fit, and taking notice of his Wastcoat, concluded it was the same Cloth with the Coat he had bought, told the Prosecutor he believed he could shew him his own Coat, which he did, and fitted the Prosecutor, very well, and was swore to by him; that the Prisoner came afterwards to tell him another Coat, and he apprehended him. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Hutchins , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Perriwig value 30 s. out of the Shop of Robert Dale on the 3d of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner desired to leave an old Casement in his Shop, and came the next day for it; that the Wig was in a Box on the Casement, which she took out of the Box and carried away with the Casement; that he mist it presently, took her up, and the confest she had sold it in Middle Row Holbourn for 3 s. where he found it. She owned it also on her Tryal. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Henry Raven and Mary Lewis of Twittenham , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat value 5 s. the Goods of William Beck , out of the Shop of the said William Beck , on the 16th of October last.

They were a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat value 4 s. 6 d. the Goods of Joseph Hassel , on the 16th of October last.

It appeared that the Prosecutor Mr. Beck was inform'd by a Neighbour that Lewis had taken a Coat out of his Shop, whereupon he sent his Apprentice (Francis Lamb) after the Prisoners, who overtook them, and found his own Coat, and another and a Wastcoat in Raven's Bag . Mr. Hassel was sent for and owned the other Coat which was found in Raven's Bag. But there being a Mistake in the first Indictment, it being therein laid to be the Goods of William Beck, and proved to be the Property of Francis Lamb, the Jury Acquitted them both of that ; and the Evidence not affecting Lewis in the second Indictment, the Jury Acquitted her of that also, and found Raven Guilty to the value of 10 d Transportation .

Ann Wells of St. Mary White Chappel was indicted for feloniously stealing 40 Hats, value 7 l. on the 13th of October last. To which indictment she pleaded Guilty . Transportation .

William Lanney of Hornsey was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Geese and 14 Ducks , the Goods of Joseph Townsend , on the 11th of October last. To which Indictiment he pleaded Guilty . Transportation .

Eleanor Dillon , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Stuff Gown and Petticoat, a Looking-Glass, a Bible, and The Whole Duty of Man ; the Goods of William Ray , on the 17th of October last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutors Lodger and took the Goods; but the Indictment being laid in the Name of William, and the Prosecutor's Name being Robert, she was Acquitted .

John Berrisford of St. Leonard Shoreditch was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 tame Deer , the Goods of Elizabeth Matthews .

He was also indicted a second time for killing 6 tame Deer . But no Evidence appearing against him he was Acquitted of both Indictments.

Mary Godfrey , Sarah Ashby and Martha Smith , were indicted for feloniously stealing a piece of Stuff out of the Shop of William Oliver , on the 20th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's Shop and cheapen'd some Yard-wide Stuff, and that Godfrey bid Money, but so low that the Prosecutor's Wife would not take it; that they went away, and Mrs. Oliver missing the Goods followed them, and saw the Stuff under Arm under her Riding-Hood; whereupon she took hold of her by the Riding-Hood and the piece dropt from her. Asbby deny'd the Fact, or that she was in the Shop, and said that the Prosecutor would have made it up for 12 l. saying he could have so much for a Certificate; that he had 4 l. and if they could have made it up 12 l. he would not Prosecute. The Prosecutor deposed that he never offer'd to make it up, but that 4 l. was brought him by an unknown hand, and when he had open'd it, the Person who brought it was gone; whereupon he went to a Justice of Peace to know what he should do in the Case. Godfrey's Sister deposed that Ashby told her the Prosecutor would take 6 l. to make it up, which was to be the Prisoners 40 s. a-piece, and that it was to be carried and put into his own Hand without taking any Notice, or saying any thing to him; that she thinking by that means there could be no further trouble, carried 4 l. to the Prosecutor, 40 s. of her own and 40 s. of Asbuy's (the other 40 s. was to be sent by another) but finding that she was deceived, went to the Prosecutor and had her Money again. Godfrey and Ashby called several to their Reputation. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted Godfrey and Smith, and found Ashby Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

John Delmee , Thomas Harwood and Mary Witherly , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , were indicted, the two former for breaking open the House of James Hewet in the Night-time, and taking thence 26 Yards of Hair and Worsted Stuff the Goods of Lewis Cattinoe ; a Hat, and Childbed Linnen the Goods of James Hewet ; and Mary Witherly for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed that the staple was forc'd off and 26 yards off Plush cut out of his Loom, and his Hat and Linnen taken away. His Brother confirm'd the same. Henry Leach deposed that Delmee, Harwood, and himself coming down Monmouth Street in Spittle Fields , and seeing no Light up one pair of Stairs, and the Street-Door being open, went up Stairs, broke the Staple of the Lock, and took the Goods, and carry'd them to Mary Witherly in Southwark to sell for them; that she knew them to be stole. and had sold some Goods before for them. The Prosecutor's Hat was found on Harwood's Head and produced and swore to in Court. Delmee said he knew nothing of the matter; Harwood, that he bought the Hat of the Evidence Leacb ; and Witherly that she knew nothing of it. It appear'd that it was not the Prosecutor's own House, as laid in the Indictment, he being but an Inmate; and the Fact charg'd upon Witherly to arise in Surry, the Jury Acquitted her, and found Delmee and Harwood Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .

They were a second time indicted, Delmee and Harwood for breaking open the House of Abraham Upham , between 6 and 10 at Night, on the 9th of November last, and taking away a Hat a Callicoe Quilt, two Coats, and a pair of Breeches, the Goods of John Rose , and Mary Witherly for receiving them, knowing them to be stole . It appeared that the Prosecutor's Chamber Door was broke, and the Goods gone, and that Harwood pawn'd one of the Coats for a Crown to Mrs. Lee in Bisbopsgate street, which was produc'd in Court and sworn to by the Prosecutor; but the Evidence not being sufficient to fix the Burglary on him, nor to affect the others, they were Acquitted , and Harwood found Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .

John Delmee and Mary Witheryl were again indicted, the former for privately stealing a piece of Blak Callimancoe, out of the House of George Hall , on the 13th of November last; And Witherly as Accessory for receiving the same knowing it to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed that he lost a piece of Callimancoe which was just come from the Hot-Pressers; that Henry Leach being taken up, told him that John Delmee had taken it: whereupon he got a Warrant and a Constable and went to search after Delmee and his Goods, that they found him in Bed, and the Callimancoe over the Bed's Tester; that Witherly had slipt her Gown on. The Constable and another confirm'd the finding Delmee in the Bed, and the Goods upon the Bed's Tester. Henry Leach deposed that Delmee went into the Prosecutor's Shop and took the Goods. The Evidence not being sufficient against Witherley, she was Acquitted , and Delmee found Guilty of the Indictment. Death. But he died in Newgate on Sunday, so could not receive Sentence with the rest .

Joseph Ford of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Black Mare, value 9 l. the Property of Bartholomew Graveny on the 23d of July last. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted him.

Thomas Pursel of St. Anns Westminster , Gent . was indicted for the Murder of Peter Love , on the 24th of October last, by giving him a Mortal Wound on his Right Side near his Pap with a Drawn Sword, of the Breadth of a quarter of an Inch, and the Depth of three Inches, of which he instantly died . He was also indicted on the Coroners Inquest for the same. Mr. Vaughan deposed, that the Deceased came into his House (a Punch House in Leicester-Fields ) with two of his Countrymen, and had some Fine Ale; that the Deceased complained the Place was too Hazy and Thick, and desired him to put up one of the Sashes, which he did; that he seeing the Prisoner going by, said there goes Long Legs, (or Long Shanks) call'd after him and brought him in; that the Prisoner complemented the Deceased upon his coming from Ireland, who asked him to drink, but the Prisoner excused himself, saying he had been drinking of Burgundy; that after some Discourse the Prisoner told the Deceased that he could have 10 l. nay 20, 30, or 40 l. of a Laceman, for setting of him, if he would; that the Deceased reply'd, he wonder'd that any Man should offer so much Money for him who intended to pay all Men very honestly; and especially that the Laceman should, since he did not not owe him above 22 l. That the Prisoner went to the Door, and told the Deceased he would speak with him, who went out with his Pipe in his Mouth, and they talk'd together; that a little while after Mr. Mullins ask'd what Clashing of Swords is that, whereupon he went out and saw the Deceased and the Prisoner with their Swords Drawn, battering; that he led the Deceased into the House, who was wounded, bled at the Nose and Mouth, fell on his Face and died. Mr. Mullins confirmed the same, only he could not tell whether the Prisoner said to the Deceased, I'd speak with you, or the Deceased said so to the Prisoner; that he followed Vaughan out, saw both Swords drawn, and took hold of the Prisoner. One Perry deposed, that as he pass'd by, the Prisoner and Deceased were talking together, that the Prisoner drew his Sword and struck the Pipe out of the Deceased's Mouth with his drawn Sword; then the Deceased drew, and after two or three Passes received the Wound; that the Prisoner made the first Push, but not till the Deceased drew. Nicholas Du Batt , the Surgeon, deposed, that he found him bleeding at the Mouth and Nose space, which made him conclude that some part of his Lungs was cut, and that he died immediately. Mr. Brand, the Laceman deposed, that he enquired of another Person if Mr. Love was come from Ireland, who said he did not know him; that the Prisoner said he did, and would do him what service he could: that the Deceased did owe him 22 l. but that he offer'd no Reward. Charles Flanningen deposed that he saw the Prisoner come out of the House, and a Gentleman call him in; that they came out again, and the Deceased spit at the Prisoner and drew his Sword, which the Prisoner parry'd with his Hand and retired, then drew his Sword and retired further till his Breech came against a Post; that the Pipe was in the Deceased's Hand, not in his Mouth. Mary Habbs deposed that she saw the Prisoner and the Deceased, that the Deceased would have the Prisoner go into the House, which he refused, that the Deceased had him by the Coat, swore he should go in, and Spit in his Face. George Morton deposed that he saw the Prisoner beat down the Deceased's Sword, and retire till his Breech came against a Post. John Hear , Nathaniel Hough , and William Tieldall deposed they saw the Deceased make several Passes at the Prisoner, who retired till he came against the Post. The Jury considering the whole matter brought him in Guilty of Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .

Benjamin Hammilton , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for a Felony, in taking to Wife Ann Burdin on the 6th of April last, his first Wife Elizabeth Downs being then living . The first Marriage was fully prov'd by the Person who gave his Wife in Marriage to him the 12th of August 1714. and it appeared that he had confest he was Married to Ann Burdin at the Fleet , and liv'd with her accordingly for about 10 Weeks; which he also owned on his Tryal; and being ask'd why he Marryed a Second Wite while his first was living, answer'd, that he did not know then that she had another Husband: and being told he was not indicted for his Second's Wife having another Husband, but for Marrying her while his first Wife was living, and ask'd whether he did not know that she was, reply'd, that she had left him. and they had not liv'd together a good while. The Jury found him Guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

He was indicted a second time, for Feloniously Stealing a Bed, Bolster, pair of Blankets, Quilt, Chairs, &c . the Goods of Thomas Birdin on the 15th of September last. It appeared that the Prosecutor's Wife when she had Married the Prisoner, went from the Prosecutor, and carried off all his Goods. But the Evidence not being sufficient to fix it on the Prisoner, the Jury Acquitted him.

Thomas Charlesworth , of St. Mary White Chapel , Victualler , was indicted for Breaking open the House of Richard Yates on the 2d of November last in the Night-time, and taking thence 7 Gold Rings, 15 Black Hoods, 70 Ells of Holland, &c . The Prosecutor deposed that he went out about one a Clock, and did not come Home till 9, when he found his Windows broke open, and the Goods mentioned in the Indictment gone; that when he open'd his Door he saw two Persons rush out at the Back Door, that Charlesworth was one, who jumpt over the Wall from the Steps going into the Garden, the other ran into the Garden and got over the Wall at the End of it. He was positive it was the Prisoner, he saw him plain, and knew him well, being a Neighbour. Elizabeth Rightson deposed that she saw the Prosecutor fasten up his Windows and Door and put the Key in his Pocket; that two Men jumpt over the Wall, of which the prisoner was one; that they had broke open the Door above Stairs and took the Goods. Mr. Wheatley deposed that he dined at the Prosecutor's that Day, and after Dinner went a-board a-ship with him, and staid till 6 or 7 at Night, that coming Home they met the prisoner, who put a Writing into the prosecutor's Hand, who went into a House to read it, and then desired him to go along with him to Rag-Fair, which he did, and came back to the Prosecutor's House about 9 at Night, when he heard somebody cry out Thieves; that the Prosecutor took the Key out of his Pocket and opened the Door, and they went in; that he saw two Persons rush out at the Back Door and jump over the Wall. Thomas and Elizabeth York corroborated the former Evidence. The Prosecutor and Mr. Wheatley denyed that they saw a Dog with a Candle and Lanthorn in his Mouth when they met the Prisoner. The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, that he with 2 other Men went to serve a Rule upon the Prosecutor, about 6 a Clock that Evening, and he not being within they went a little further to serve one upon another Person; and coming back met the Prisoner in Mill Yard as going Home, and serv'd it; and then went directly Home with his Friends, and went out no more all that Night; that they had a Dog with them that carried a Lanthorn and Candle in his Mouth to light them along; that he bid the Prosecutor look upon the Original, who said, D - n you and the Original too; that the Prosecutor ask'd whether it was his Dog, and he answered; it is my Dog, my Bitch. Mr. Twinny and Mr. Durban deposed that they went with the Prisoner to serve the Rule, and confirmed all that he had said concerning it, and that they staid with him at his House till 10 or 11 a Clock that Night. Mary Durham , Mrs. Rud, Bennet Savage and John Savage confirmed the Prisoner's being at Home from 6 or 7 to 10 or 11 that Night. It also appeared that the Prosecutor had swore before the Justice that he did not know who it was that jumpt over the Wall; tho' he swore so positively to the Prisoner now. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted him.

Jane Best . of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Hats, value 7 s. out of the House of John Dagg , on the 13th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner went into the Prosecutor's House about 7 a Clock in the Morning, and call'd for a Pint of Ale, which she would have had warm'd, saying she had taken Physick, but there being no Fire she drank it cold; that while the Girl went down to draw the Drink, she took the Hats, and put them under her Coats; that the Prosecutor came down about Eight, and missing his Hats, went to see after her, and found her in Rosemary-Lane with his best Hat in her Hand, crying, Who will by a New Hat? and he answer'd he would; that she confest the Fact before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Edward Corder , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted on the Statute of 22 Car. 2. for stealing 22 Yards of Broad Cloth, from Racks and Tenters , the Goods of Richard Richardson , on the 18th of November last. It appeared that the Cloth was upon the Tenters between 11 and 12 a Clock that Night; and a Neighbour and his Son coming over the Fields about two a Clock, saw a Boy very busie in the next Field, but when they came into the same Field, he was in the Ditch, and the end of the Cloth with him; that the Man examin'd what he did there, and he answer'd that two Men had beat and abused him very much, and thrown him into that Ditch; that he said the same before the Justice. Several Persons appear'd to his Reputation, and one who said that the Prisoner's Aunt being ill, sent him to call her to her between one and two that Morning, and that the Field where he was found was in the Way. The Jury Acquitted him.

Martin Gray of the Rolls Liberty in the Country of Middlesex, was indicted for stealing a Handkerchief value 10 d. from the Person of Guy Currier , on the 23d, of October last. The Fact being plainly prov'd against him, the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Baker of St. Mary White Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Callicoe Gown and Petticoat value 20 s. and a Quilted Petticoat value 10 s. the Goods of Joseph Tidman , on the 14th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner was Servant to Mrs. Lawrence; and that the Goods mention'd in the Indictment, were brought to her House by her Daughter Mrs. Tidman, and taken away by the Prisoner and found upon her Back in Rosemary Lane. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she made use of them only to go to see a Friend in, and was taken up as she was returning home with them again. The Jury found her Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Jones Wife of Humphrey , alias Elizabeth Jones Spinster , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Stuff Curtains value 16 s. a pair of Flaxen Sheets 14 s. and a Candlestick value 1 s. the Goods of John Yates on the 4th of September last. It appeared that Humphrey came to the Prosecutor's handsomly drest to take a Lodging, that Mrs. Yates told him they had one to let, but it would not be ready till Tuesday. He said it would be a great Detriment to him if he had not one that Night, for he had been engaged for a Friend for 10 l. who was run away, and could not go home for fear of the Officers; at last it was agreed that he should come that Night, and be brought the Prisoner with him as his Wife, who appeared in such a mean and draggled Condition, that she had a suspicion of them; that she lockt her Doors and took what care she could of her House that Night; but so soon as her Husband was up and gone to work in the Morning, they went away with the Goods: that when the Prisoner was taken about three Weeks ago, she offer'd to make it up. The Jury found her Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

Edward Dodsworth , of Hampstead , was indicted for Assaulting Mary Hicks on the High Way, and taking from her 3 Gold Rings, a Steel Box, a Guinea and 1 Shilling in Money , on the 11th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed. that it being too late for the Coach, she and a Gentleman's Daughter at London went to see one Mr. Poole over the Fields from Hampstead towards London, and when they came to the bottom of Haverstock Hill, while they were taking leave of her, the Prisoner came by from London; and knowing him, she call'd to him and ask'd if he was going to Hampstead, that if he would stay a little, she was taking leave of her Friend, and would be glad of his Company; that her Friend gave her her Rings, a Guinea and a Shilling for fear she should meet with any Rogues going to London, which they look'd upon to be the most dangerous Way; having taken leave of their Friend, they came along with the Prisoner to Hampstead, and as they came along, he said he wonder'd their Friend would venture over those Fields by her self so late, for it was very dangerous; the Prosecutor reply'd that she fear'd nothing, having left her Money and Rings with her, least she should meet with any Rogues: That when they came to Hampstead he offer'd his Service to go with them to West-End, saying it was dangerous, and that his Father and Mother were robb'd there: She thank'd him, and said she would not give him so much trouble, for she had a Friend in the Town who was to go thither , so parted; that she went to one Mr. Dring's a Taylor's and staid there about half an Hour; but her Friend she expected was gone before she came; that then she went to a Chandlers Shop and staid there a little; and then going to West End met the Prisoner, who offer'd his Service again, and would needs wait upon them to West End, tho' she used a great many Words with him to prevent his giving himself that trouble: that as they went along he said there was a Man, but she told him it was only the Posts, that going a little further he gave a great Hem, Hawk'd and Spit, and presently two Men appear'd; one of them in a Mask came up to her, took her by the Arm, knockt her down into the Ditch, and said D - n you, give me the Money and Rings; that he took the Rings from off her Finger, and the Money out of her Pocket: That they offer'd not to touch Miss that was with her, who upon this ran to West End to call some to her Assistance; that the Prisoner did not do any thing all the while, but speak to them to be civil to her, and afterwards went with her to West End, where she had him secur'd, judging that this was a Contrivance of his to robb her, and the next Day he was had before a Justice of Peace; where he declar'd that John Harris and Thomas Lewis were the Persons who committed the Robbery, and that he told them the prosecutor had Mrs. Pool's Money and Rings about her. The Gentleman's Daughter that was in Company confirm'd the same, and the prisoner acknowledged it with this Variation, viz. That it was at the prosecutor's desire that he was to call on her at Mr. Dring's to go home with her; and that meeting with Harris and Lewis, who ask'd where he was going, (and would have otherways engaged him,) he told them he was going to see the prosecutor safe home to West End, she having Mrs. Pool's Money and Rings about her; that he did not communicate it with any ill Intention, but carelesly and innocently: He called several people to his Reputation, who gave him the Character of an Honest Industrous young Man. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted him.

James Halliday of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 180 Yards of Serge value 12 l. the Goods of Sir Thomas Berry , on the 5th of October last. It appeared that the Prisoner came to Samuel Berry 's Warehouse under pretence of buying Goods; that he lookt on some Long Ells, and at last fix'd upon 8 pieces, and agreed to pay 12 l. for them on delivery; that Mr. Berry sent a Porter with them and a Receipt for the Money, according to the Prisoner's Directions, ordering the Porter not to leave the Goods without the Money; that when he brought the Goods to the Prisoner's Lodgings, he ask'd if he had brought a Receipt with him, and the Porter said he had; then the Prisoner spoke to a Woman in the Room to give him the Bag of Money; she ask'd him whether he would have it all, he said Yes; for he was to pay another Man some Money; so the Porter left the Goods, and went along with the Prisoner and his Bag of Money to the Alehouse; when they came there the Prisoner ask'd if they had any Boy to go of an Errand, but they had none; then the Prisoner laid the Bag of Money on the Table, and left it under the Porter's care, while he went to see for the other Man himself: but the Prisoner never came back, and the Porter being tired with waiting, took the Bag and went to the House where he left the Goods; but the Prisoner, the Woman who reach'd him the Bag, and the Goods were gone; and the Woman who kept the House told him the Prisoner was no Lodger; however the porter staid there till he sent for his Master; and the Bag of Money he had left, prov'd only some Copper Half-pence. The prisoner had got the Receipt from the porter, and as they went to the Ale-house carryed him to an Empty House in Red-Lyon-Square, saying he had taken it for a Shop, and that he should bring the next Goods theither. The prisoner at first deny'd that he was the person; then said that he paid the porter for them, and produc'd Mr. Berry's Receipt, but was Contradicted by the porter; he also pleaded that it could not be Felony; but a Felonious Intent plainly appearing from the beginning to the end, the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

He was again indicted for feloniously stealing 95 Yards of Holland, 16 yards of printed Collicoe, 39 yards of Irish Linnen, &c . the Goods of William Baylis , on the 13th of May last.

He was also indicted for feloniously stealing 120 Yards of Holland, value 7 l. 14 s. 20 Ells of Holland, value 3 l. 10 s. the Goods of Charles Fox , on the 26th of May last. It appeared that the prisoner was a very notorious Offender, and had cheated the Prosecutors of their Goods, but it not amounting to Fellony, the Jury Acquitted him of these two Indictments.

Evan Powel , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for Breaking open the House of Thomas Horton , on the 22d of November last, and taking from thence 6 Silver Spoons, a Silver Chain, a pair of Silver Buckles, a Gold Ring, 27 Moidores, 30 Carolus's, 20 Guineas and 14 l. in Money, the Goods and Money of the said Thomas Horton . It appear'd that the prisoner was the Prosecutor's hired Servant at 8 l. per An. and liv'd with him half a Year; that the Prosecutor having lost several Goods, and good reason to suspect the prisoner, turn'd him off, and said he should come there no more, and order'd his Servants not to let him in; that the Prosecutor going the Night aforesaid to his Apprentice's Uncle's Funeral, the prisoner went to his House; told his Daughter and Servant that the Burying was just a going; that the Prosecutor's Daughter went up and lock'd her Father's Door, and went with the Maid to see the Burying, leaving the prisoner to look after the House; that when they came back the prisoner was gone and had lockt the Door after him, so that they were forc'd to get a Smith to break it open to get in, and found that the Prosecutor's Door was broke, the Money and Goods mentioned in the Indictment taken away, and other Plate and Goods thrown about the Room: that the 23d about 10 at Night, being extravagant at Barnet, and shewing Silver Spoons, &c. the Bell-man told the Post-master of it, who having heard of a Robbery committed in Grubstreet , sent a Boy with a Horn to his Master, and secured the prisoner till he came; most of the Goods and Money was found upon the prisoner. The prisoner denied every particular but his being at Barnet : but the Fact being very plain and fully proved upon him, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Roger Cane of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 pair of Shoes out of the House of Daniel Bennet on the 9th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost 6 pair of Shoes out of his Shop the Night aforesaid about 7 a Clock. Edward Lloyd deposed that the prisoner and himself coming down East-Smithfield , the prisoner unbolted the Door, and he (the Evidence) went in and took the Goods, and that they sold them to a Woman in Houndsditch for 6 s. The Jury found him Guilty .

He was a second time indicted with Phebe Grisby , He for Assaulting John Raynard on the Highway, on the 16th of October last, and taking from him a Hat, a Handkerchief and a Tobacco-Box ; and Grisby for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed that he was Assaulted by two Men in Rosemary-Lane between 9 and 10 the Night aforesaid, and thrown down and tumbled in the Dirt; and lost his Hat, Handkerchief and Tobacco-Box. Edw. Lloyd deposed that the prisoner and himself were together in Rosemary-Lane, and that the prisoner knockt the Prosecutor down, and took the Goods mentioned in the Indictment; that they carry'd the Hat to Grishy, and told her where they stole it, and she Sold it for them for 20d. which they divided, and gave the Handkerchief to Grisby. They both denied the Fact, and Grishy called several to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character. But the Fact being plain against them the Jury found them Guilty . Cane Death . Grisby Transportation .

He was a third time indicted for feloniously stealing 9 Shirts and 7 pair of Stockings, out of the Shop of George Clarke , on the 28th of October last, and Phebe Grisby for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed he lost the Goods out of his Shop, and Edward Lloyd deposed that the prisoner and himself committed the Fact, and carry'd the Goods to Grisby; but there being none to corroborate Lloyd's Evidence against Grisby, she was Acquitted , and Cane found Guilty of the Indictment.

Thomas Charnock , of St. Lawrence Jury , was indicted for stealing out of the Dwelling House of Joseph Fackney , a Diamond Ring, a Silver Hilted Sword, 9 Ells of Holland, 20 Yards of Linnen, 3 Moidores , 5 Carolus's and 80 Guineas, in all to the value of 113l. on the 15th of July 1718 . It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant at the time that he robb'd him, and kept late Hours for some time, particularly the Saturday before, when he come Home drunk, and his Master told him, that if he did not behave himself better he must part with him; that on Tuesday the 15th about Noon he went out, leaving the Prisoner at Home, and order'd him to go and receive a Bill of 6 l. that coming home about Two a Clock, and finding his Door shut, concluded the Prisoner was gone to receive the Bill; that then he went into Spital Fields , and return'd about 6 a Clock, and finding his Doors Still fast, sent for a Box Maker to open his Compting House, and going in found his Desk broke open and the particulars mentioned in the Indictment gone; that upon searching after him at the Ax-Inn in Aldermanbury he heard that he was gone with a loose Woman to Piccadilly; whereupon he took a Constable along with him and went after him, where they found him on a Bed in an Alehouse, with 213 l. upon him, which he own'd to be his Master's, and that he had robb'd him, but said there was all but 10 or 12 s. of it again; that he had taken a Bank Note of 100 l out of his Master's Desk and received the Money for it, which made up the Sum; that he took an Opportunity to jump out at the Window and run away, and could not be found by the Prosecutor till of late he was taken, The Prisoner had little to say in his Defence, and none to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Elizabeth Hatchet , of St. Stephen Coleman street was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Guineas, and 32 s. and 4 d. in Money, the Goods and Money of Steward Dormer , in the House of Humphrey Carter , on the 2d of June last. But it appearing to be a malicious Prosecution, the Jury Acquitted her, and the Court granted her a Coppy of her Indictment.

James Harvey and Roger King of St. Botolph without Aldgate , were indicted for breaking the House of Charles Hughes on the 28th of October last in the Night-time, and taking thence 7 Hats value 3 l. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost 7 Hats out of his Shop, between 9 and 10 a Clock the Night aforesaid, but could not swear the Door was bolted. Edward Lloyd deposed that the Prisoners and himself committed the Fact, that King open'd the Door, and Harvey took the Hats; that they sold them for 12 s. and divided the Money. The Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Buglary, the Jury Acquitted them of that, and found them Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .

James Wilson of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Looking Glass , the Goods of Stephen Brabant , on the 19th of October last. It appeared that the Glass was hung up at the Shop Window for Sale, and the Prisoner came by, took it down and carried it away, but being seen, was follow'd and taken with it upon him. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that a Man gave it him desiring him to hold it; and that he was very drunk. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

James Wilson of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Boots , the Goods of John Slaughter on the 19th of October last. The Fact was plain against him, and his Confession read in Court. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Hester Flyn of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Breaking open the House of Hugh Perry on the 29th of October last in the Night time with an Intent no steal . But the Evidence not being sufficient she was Acquitted .

Sarah Foster , of St. James Clarkenwell , was indicted for privately stealing 10 s. in Money from the Person of Peter Betsworth , on the 23d of October last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner pickt him up being in drink, and ask'd him whether he wanted a Lodging; that he had the Money when he went into the House; that the Prisoner came to Bed to him, and when he rose he mist his Money. The Prisoner said that she met the Prosecutor in the Street, who had been fighting and was very dirty; that he desired her to clean him; that she took him home, and that she and some of her Friends scrap'd and wash'd his Clothes, and made him as clean as they could; that he gave them a Shilling to fetch some Drink, and had his Change out of it, and she saw no other Money that he had. The Prisoner owned he had his Change. The Jury Acquitted her.

Samuel Jordan , who was formerly Convicted for Subornation of Perjury, was called to the Bar and received the following Judgment, viz. That he should stand in the Pillory with the Inscription of his Crime fasten'd over his Head ; pay a Fine of 30 Marks , suffer three Months Imprisonment, and stand Committed till he pay his Fine .

The Tryals being over, the Court proceded to give Judgment as followith;

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 5.

Even Powel , Thomas Charnock , Richard Shephard , John Trippuck , and Roger Cane .

Burnt in the Hand, 2.

Thomas Pursel , and Benjamin Hammilton .

To be Transported, 25.

John Layfield , Robert Adams , Charles Hinchman , Mary Pain , Ann Brest , Ralph Finley , Elizabeth Goodchild , Thomas Price , Joseph Williamson , Charles Hall , James Halliday , Sarah Ashby , Elizabeth Hutchins , Henry Raven , Thomas Harwood , Jane Best , William Lanney , Ann Wells , Martin Gray , Elizabeth Baker , Elizabeth Jones , James Wilson , Phebe Grisby , James Harvey , and David Wilson .

Samuel Jordan , who was formerly Convicted for Subornation of Perjury, was called to the Bar and received the following Judgment, viz. That he should stand in the Pillory with the Inscription of his Crime fasten'd over his Head ; pay a Fine of 30 Marks , suffer three Months Imprisonment, and stand Committed till he pay his Fine .

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Arithmetick made easie , according to the New Method now taught and practis'd in London. Where in the Rules of that necessary Art are briefly explain'd, and illustrated with such familiar Examples as may suit the meanest Capacity, if they desire to learn it. To which is added a Succinct Treatise of Decimal Fractions, with Compleat Tables, Rules, and Examples demonstrating the same. The like not extant in any other Treatise of this Nature. The Fourth Edition. By Jobes Copeland , Writing-Master. Price bound 1 s.

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Orders, By Laws, and Ordinances for the good Government and Regulating of the Persons Licensed to Keep and Drive Hickney-Coaches, and their Reaters and Drivers. Made, Publish'd and Declar'd by the Commissioners; and Allowed and Approved by the Lord Chancellor and Judges as the Law directs. Price 3 d.

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A Banquet for Gentlemen and Ladies, conducting of Nine Cornical Novels, viz. The Treachesons Friend . The prodigal Reclaimed. The Jealous Husband, or Virgimity restored. The Friendly Cheat. The Unfortunate Lover. Jealousie without a Cause. The Cruel Mother. The Cuckold turn'd Confessor. The Biochanalians ; intermix'd with many Pleasant and Delightful Tales and Stories. The Fifth Edition.

The Universal Jester: Or, A Compleat Book of Jests. Containing A pleasant Variety of English Jests , Irish Jests , Oxford Jests, Cambridge Jests , Coffee-House lefts, Novels, Bulls, Stories, Jokes, and Pass , &c. To which is added, Hell in an Uproar , or, A Scuffle between the Lawyers and Physicians for Superiority. A Satyr.

Female Policy detected; or the Art of a Designing Woman laid open: By the Author of the London Spy, and Trip to Jsrusics : Treating 1. of their Allurements, inconstancy , Love, Revenge, Pride and Ingratitude. 2. A Pleasant and Profitable Discourse in defence of Married Men, against Perish, Fretful, Scolding Wives ; with several notable Examples of the Mischiefs and Miseries which have attended their Last, and Pride. 3. A True Character of a Virtuous Woman, or Wife indeed; to which is added a Poetical description of a Widow, Wife and Maid.

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