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Old Bailey Proceedings, 27th April 1720.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, AND

Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the Old Bayly,

ON

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, being the 27th, 28th and 29th of April, 1720. In the Sixth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

6 May 1720.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE THOROLD , Kt and Baronet, Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir William Thompson , Kt. Recorder; John Raby , Esq; Deputy Recorder; and several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors Names were as followeth:

London Jury.

John Keeble ,

Henry Brookhouse ,

John White ,

Edward Littlefield ,

William Terret ,

Joseph Ward ,

Thomas Whitehorn ,

Philip Colebank ,

Robert Arnold ,

John Barnwell ,

Thomas Dowse ,

John Wilford .

Middlesex Jury.

Giles Riddle ,

Thomas Bavan ,

Jeremy Lewin ,

John Curtis ,

William Kendrick ,

Joseph Partridge ,

Edward Lilley ,

John Ward ,

Aaron Gibbs ,

Thomas Salisbury ,

John Wilson ,

Robert Wheely .

The Proceedings went as followeth:

,of St. Leonard Eastcheap , was indicted for feloniously stealing 70 Pound weight of Tobacco, value 4 l. 10 s. the Goods of Job Wicks , in the Dwelling House of the said Job Wicks , on the 8th of April last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant ; and his fellow Servant deposed that he perceiving his Pocket to stick out, searched him, and found a Paper of Tobacco in it worth about 18 d. which he owned to him was his Master's, and that he took it out of his Cellar. The Constable also deposed that he confest he had taken Tobacco several times. The said Paper of Tobacco was produced in Court. The Jury considering the matter found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Alice Jones , of St. Michael's Cornhill , was indicted for privately stealing a Bermundas Hat, value 10 s. out of the Shop of Edward Hillior , on the 21st of April last. The Prosecutor's Servant deposed that the Prisner came into his Master's Shop and ask'd for a Hat of about 10 s. price; that he shewed several, and at last they agreed for one; but she said it was to go into the Country, and that she would stop into Bishopsgate-street. and if the Coach was not gone she would come and fetch it; that she went out of the Shop but he perceiving she could hardly walk fetcht her back again, and the Hat mentioned in the Indictment fell from between her Legs. Another deposed that he saw the former Evidence take the Hat from under her Petticoats. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, and called two Persons to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character, and said that she rented a House of 10 l. a Year in Petty France, at Westminster, but she had told the Justice that she liv'd in King-Street. The Jury considering the whole matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

James Wilson , of St Katharine Coleman , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 pound of Beef, value 4 s. the Goods of Charles Watts on the 9th of April . Mary Watts deposed that a Gentleman came up to her Bar about 8 a clock at Night, and told here there was a Fellow lurking about her House; that between 10 and 11 the Prisoner came to the Bar and took a Rump of Beef which hung there, but being pursued dropt it at the Door, that she saw him plain, and was sure the Prisoner was the same Person. The Cook-maid also deposed that she saw the Prisoner take the Beef, and that he lifted it up three times before be could get it off the Hook. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he had been drinking, and ran his Head against the Beef, and it fell; but it appeared by the Evidence that he dropt it 10 yards from the Place where it hung. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

James Mercy , alias Masse , of St. Andrew Undershaft ; was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Silk Gowns and Petticoats, a Camblet Cloak, and other Goods, in the Dwelling House of Mary Robinson , on the 15th of April . The Prosecutor deposed, that she hearing a Noise above Stairs, sent the Maid up to see what it was. Mary Gough deposed that she went up and found the Prisoner there with his Arms full of Clothes, whereupon she lock'd him in, ran down and call'd Assistance; that when they went up again the Clothes were found on the wet Floor, which before were lockt up in the Drawers. The Constable deposed that the Prisoner shamm'd being Drunk; and that he found a Chissel in his Pocket, with which he believes he open'd the Drawers. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Benjamin Cook , alias Richard Smith , of St. Mary Abchurch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Cup, value 15 s. the Goods of Philip Austin , on the 29th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost his Cup out of his Kitchen, which was produced in Court, and sworn to by him. A Goldsmith deposed that the Prisoner offered to sell it him, whereupon he stopt him and sent for Mr. Austin, who owned it. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Bengodwin , alias Goodwin , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 tann'd Calve-Skins value 18 s. the Goods of John Leak , on the 26th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Susannah Smith of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Drugget Coat and Wastcoat value 20 s. the Goods of William Lawrence , on the 18th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost the Goods; and that a Person came and told him where they were pawn'd, whereupon he went and found them accordingly. The Pawnbroker deposed that the Prisoner brought them to him and had 3 s. 6 d. on them. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Zephaniah Martin of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Perriwig, value 2 l. 2s. the Goods of Richard Hewet in the House of Thomas Limes , on the 25th of April last. - Limes deposed that the Prisoner came into his Father's Shop, and ask'd for a Gentleman, who he said, was to meet him there; and that he took up the News Papers, walked about, and gave him his Wig to comb, which while he was doing, he observed the Prisoner to take the Wig mentioned in the Indictment, and put it up his Back under his Coat; that when he had done combing his Wig he gave him 2 d. and was going away; that he let him go to the Door, then seized him, and got the Neighbours to secure him while he call'd a Constable; that he gave him the Wig from under his Coat, and offer'd him a Ring and Money, desiring him for God's sake not to Prosecute him. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d . Transportation .

Jasper Andrews of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Holland Shirts, 2 Holland Shifts, &c. the Goods of John Garnsey , on the 18th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Goods were taken out of his Kitchin. Sarah Wilkinson deposed, that she found the Prisoner in the Entry with the Clothes wet under his Arm, who when he saw her, threw them down and ran away; but she followed him over the way and took him, and that she had her Eye on him all the while. Another corroborated her Evidence. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Francis Griffith , Samuel Wafer and Thomas Griffith of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , were indicted for breaking open the Dwelling House of James Odes on the 13th of this Instant April in the Night time, and stealing thence a Cloth Coat, Wastcoat and Breeches, a pair of Silk Stockings, &c. the Goods of Thomas Medlicott , Esq ; and 3 Silver Spoons, Holland Shirts, Silk, Brandy, Red-Wine, &c. the Goods of the said James Odes . To which Indictment Francis Griffith pleadeth Guilty . Death . But the Evidence not being sufficient against the other two, the Jury Acquitted them.

Thomas Adams of St. Swithin's , was indicted for Assaulting John Thompson on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch and Case, value 50 s. and 18 s. in Money , on the 1st of March last. The Prosecutor deposed that as he was going by London-stone in Cannon-street , about 12 a Clock the Night aforesaid, the Prisoner and three others came behind him, tript him up, turn'd him twice, and took away his Watch and Money; that he seized the Prisoner by his Arm and Coat, and held him fast till the Watch came. The Constable deposed, that the Prosecutor and one of his Watchmen brought the Prisoner to the Watch-house, and told him that he was robb'd of a Watch and 18 s. whereupon he search'd the Prisoner, and found on him 28 s. some Half-pence and a Common-Prayer Book; that the Prosecutor said, he had a King Edward's Shilling, but could not find it upon the Prisoner, nor any thing else that the Prosecutor could swear to; and that the Prosecutor was in Drink. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that there was a Woman with the Prosecutor on the Ground, and as he went by she desired him to take hold of him, saying, he was much in Drink, and was her Acquaintance; that he got him up, and the Prosecutor offer'd him a pint of Wine, which he refused; that then the Prosecutor told him he had robb'd him of his Watch and Money; whereupon he offer'd to go along with him before the Constable, and did, and told them how much Money he had in his Pocket, which agreed with what they found when he was search'd; and then they charg'd the Constable with each other. The Jury Acquitted him.

John Mason of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing 5 s. in Money from the Person of Martha Dowyer , on the 20th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

John Whalebone and John White , of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , were indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of John Crofts , on the 29th of December last in the Night-time, and taking thence a Warming Pan, 24 Ounces of Silk, 2 Shirts, 2 pair of Leather Breeches, &c. the Goods of the said John Crofts . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted them.

John White of the Parish aforesaid, was a second time indicted for breaking the House of Eleanor Thompson , on the 27th of March last in the Night-time, and taking thence a Stuff Gown and Petticoat, 2 Silk Petticoats, a pair of Stays, 7 Shirts, 4 Table-Cloths, 4 Napkins, Silver Spoons, &c.

He was a third time indicted by the Name of John White, of the Tower-Liberty , for feloniously stealing a Perriwig and 96 Yards of Worsted Stuff , the Goods of Joseph Fawsket , on the 19th of March last.

He was a fourth time indicted by the Name of John White, of St. Dunstan at Stepney , for breaking the Dwelling House of John Putty , and taking thence 12 Table-Cloths, 4 Shifts, 4 Suits of Head-Clothes, &c. on the 5th of January 1716 .

Of all which Felonies and Burglaries he was accused by Isaac De-la-mee , who deposed that himself was an Accomplice with the Prisoner in them: But for want of better Evidence the Jury Acquitted him.

James Knapper alias How and Mary Knapper , of St. Dunstan in the West , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Trunk, value 2 s. and 5 l. 10 s. in Money, the Goods and Money of Ann Shaw , in the DwellingHouse of Ann Meers , on the 7th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted them.

John Griffiths , and Ann Hardey , of St. Dunstan in the East , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 100 Yards of Broad-Cloth, value 45 l. the Goods of Daniel Javon , in the Dwelling-House of the said Daniel Javon , on the 9th of February last: and Ann Hardey as Accessary in receiving 5 Yards, part thereof, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner was his Servant by the Year; and that he had a great Number of Broad-Cloths brought from Blackwell-Hall, and when the Porters came to take the Returns, 2 Pieces were missing. The Apprentice deposed, that the Prisoner was Journeyman to his Master, and cut Cloth there several Times, viz-5 Yards on the 27th of June, 30 Yards on the 25th of September, and 30 Yards on the 9th of February; and that he gave Hardey a Bundle, which were Remnants of Cloth, and not a Frock. Another deposed, that he bought 7 Remnants of the Prisoner for half a Crown a Remnant, 9 Months ago. Another deposed, that the Prisoner offer'd to Sell him a Remnant of Blue Cloth. Another deposed, that the Prisoner and Mr. Hardey falling out, the Prisoner told him, that Hardey was an over-reaching Fellow, owed him 27 s. for Cloth he had bought of him, and that he would give but one third of the value. The Prisoner Griffiths in his Defence said, that Hardey's Husband had made him a Frock and sent her for it to alter, which was the Bundle he gave her; denyed what the Apprentice swore about cutting of Cloth; and as to Selling of Cloth, he said he was employed by several Persons so to do: but could not prove it. The Evidence not being sufficient against Hardey, the Jury Acquitted her, and found Griffiths Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Jane Chambers , alias Wilson , of St. Botolph without Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard value 8 l. 15 s. in the Dwelling House of Charles Kemp , the Goods of the said Charles Kemp , on the 16th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.

Joseph Eglington of St. Peters Cornhill , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 2 s. from the Person of James Glover , on the 25th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed that he met the Prisoner, who star'd him full in the Face, which the more surprised him because he had a Charge about him; that he felt in his Pocket and mist his Handker-chief; and charging the Prisoner with it, he saw him drop it out of his Hand. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Barter , was indicted for a Trespass in endeavouring to break open the House of John Allen , with an intent to steal . The Prosecutor deposed that hearing a Noise on the 24th of March last about 4 a Clock in the Morning, he rose, and found 2 Iron Bars of the Cellar Window removed, a Third bent in order to break, and the Prisoner stooping down, and so close to them, that he could not tell whether his Hands touched them, or not. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying he only staid to make Water. The Jury considering the Matter Acquitted him.

William Winn of St. Olave's Hart-Street , was indicted for privately stealing 3 Yards and half of Broad Cloth, out of the House of Nicholas French , on the 17th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner lodged in his House stole the Goods out of his Cutting-Room, and told him where he had sold them, which he found accordingly. Another confirm'd the same. The Cloth was produc'd in Court and swore to by the Prosecutor; and Mr. Baker deposed that he bought it of the Prisoner. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that the Prosecutor owed him Money, and therefore he took the Cloth. But that Excuse not being sufficient, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Dean was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in Cursing the King and drinking the Pretender's Health . But it appearing to be a malicious Prosecution, the Jury Acquitted her.

Ann Smith of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Callicoe Gown and Petticoat, a quilted Silk Petticoat, 3 Suits of Headclothes, a Riding-hood, and other Goods, in all to the value of 5 l. in the Dwelling House of Mary Hughes , on the 11th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner had been her Lodger, that she lost the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, that the Ridding-hood in Particular was found with the Prisoner in a Brandy-Shop, and that she confest it before the Justice. The finding of the Ridding-hood with her, and her confessing it before the Justice was confirm'd by other Evidences. The Jury considering the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Ridge of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Black Mare, value 6 l. the Property of William Gatford , on the 15th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost his Mare out of Boney in Sussex on the 14th, and found her at Mr. Upton's in Smithfield. Mr. Upton deposed that the Prisoner brought her into Smithfield on the 15th, and set a Boy upon her to sell her; that he sold her to Mr. Yates, who gave a Shilling Earnest for her; but the Prisoner not being able to produce Vouchers at the Toll-Book, the Mare remained there till the Prosecutor came and own'd her. The Prisoner pleaded that he had her of the Prosecutor's Wife, but could not prove it. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Sarah Garret and Jeremiah Garret , of St. Ethelburga , were indicted for feloniously stealing 52 Handkerchiefs, value 20 s. the Goods of Persons unknown, on the 7th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury acquitted them.

William Deer , of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for Assaulting Samuel Prigg on the High Way, on the 13th of March last, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Drugget Coat value 6 s. and a Silver Lac'd Hat value 4 s. the Goods of the said Samuel Prigg. But no Evidence appearing against him the Jury acquitted him.

Timothy Cary , was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in forging a Pass for safe Conduct for two Mariners to go to Cumberland and Westmoreland, and setting the Name of Thomas Johnstone , Justice of Peace for Middlesex , to the same . But there being several Variances between the Pass and the Indictment, the Jury acquitted him.

Ruth Howard , of Alhallows Lombard-street , was indicted for privately stealing a Dimond Stone value 25 l. from the Person of John de Rost , on the 18th of April . The Prosecutor deposed that he met with the Prisoner near the Monument, who lookt as if she was frighted and had fallen to the Ground, and there being a Cart close by, he thought the might have received some Hurt, wherefore he offer'd her a Glass of Wine to comfort her; that they went to the Ship Tavern together, and he called for a pint of Red; that he call'd for the Reckoning, which the Drawer said was 21 d. that putting his Hand in one of his Pockets he found but one Shilling and some Halfpence, then feeling in another he pull'd out half a Guinea and the Diamond, which he shewed to the Drawer, who gave it to him again; that then the Prisoner had it, and he saw her take it out of the Paper. The Drawer, deposed, that the Prosecutor gave him a Paper and bid him feel, which he did, but did not open it; that he gave it to the Prisoner to feel, and bid her not open it, but she did open it against his Will, and said there was nothing in it; that he felt something in it, when he had it in his Hand, about the bigness of a Pea: that they lookt all about but could not find it. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that the Prosecutor knew her and her Husband, and that meeting her, clapt his Arms round her and said she should Drink with him; that they had some Wine and a Pidgeon Pye, and among other Discourse, he told her how unfortunate he had been in picking up Girls for though he had allowed them 2 Guineas a Week, yet they abused him: that he offer'd to allow her a Guinea and half a Week to leave her Husband and live with him: she acknowledged that the Prosecutor did give her the Paper, but as she was going to open it be snatch it from her against, and the Diamond might be lost so, for she neither saw nor felt it in the Paper. The Jury considering the whole matter acquitted her.

John Kein of St. Michael in Wood-street , was indicted for the Murder of Sarah Kein his Wife , by giving her a Mortal Wound with a Knife in her Throat of the Length of 6 Inches, and the Depth of 1 Inch on the 23d of March last; of which she languished till the 28th following, and then died . He was indicted a second time on the Coroners Inquest for the same. Richard Bull deposed, that the Deceased came to the Compter-Gate about 4 or 5 a Clock the Day aforesaid, and abused the Prisoner, who put his Hand thro' and held her with Violence; and desired him to let her in, for fear she should occasion more Actions to be brought against him, and keep him there his Life-time; whereupon he let her in, and they were drinking together in the Cellar till about Eight, when he told the Prisoner that it was late, and he must Lock him up; that he saw the Prisoner Bloody, and the Deceased lying in her Gore on the Ground, who when her Wounds were drest came to her Speech, and said, the Prisoner had done it: That the next Morning they found the Prisoner's Knife bloody in a back Yard, which the Ward the Prisoner lay in look'd into: his Hands and Apron were bloody. A Woman who was Prisoner there at the same time deposed, that the Deceased desired her to drink with her, which she did; that the Prisoner and the Deceased were at Variance, and he would not drink with her at first, but afterwards did, and kist her and ask'd her to go up; but she perswaded her not to go for fear he should beat her; that when the Bell Rung for clearing the House they went up.

Another deposed that the Deceased gave the Prisoner provoking Language, and Spit at him, but were seemingly Friends afterwards and kist; that the Fact was committed by to Cistern at the top of the drinking Cellar, which was some distance from the Ward where the Prisoner lay. The Surgeon deposid that he saw the Wound and believes it Mortal, that her Jugular Vein was cut through, and her Pipe half through; that there was a Stab two Inches deep behind her Ear, and several other Wounds. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that the Deceased took his Knife out of his Pocket, and swore that she would be reveng'd on him or her self before they parted, and believ'd she did it her self; but being Examined as to Circumstances, own'd that having wrested the Knife out of her Hand, he did give her the Wounds; he pleaded also that he was Lunatick at some times. The Jury found him Guilty of both Indictments. Death .

Hannah Long of Chelsea , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon value 10 s. the Goods of Col. Thomas Chidley on the 20th of April . Mary Chapman deposed that the Prisoner chared in her Master's House when the Spoon was lost, and being taken up and had before a Justice, she confest, that she took it: her Confessionon was read in Court, and she having nothing to say for her self, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Clare of St. Leonard Shoreditch was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 2 s. 6 d. from the Person of Richard Storey , on the 27th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed that being at Stepney Church he felt his Handkerchief sliding out of his Pocket, whereupon he caught hold of the Prisoner's Hand and found it therein. The Prisoner said another dropt it on the Ground and he took it up: but the Jury not believing him, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Evans of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing two China Window Curtains, value 10 s. the Goods of Peter Skawford on the 23d of April . The Prosecutor deposed that he lost his Goods. One of his Servants deposed that as he was sitting in his Master's Fore-Room he heard a Noise. whereupon he got up and follow'd the Prisoner out of Doors, and seeing her sling the Goods down, brought her back again. The Goods were produc'd in Court and swore to. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Andrews of St. Botolph without Aldgate was indicted for privately stealing a Brass Box and 15s. in Money, the Goods and Money of Richard Hilton , from the Person of Mary Hilton : Mary Hilton deposed, that while her Brother was fighting with another Man, the Prisoner thrust her Hand into her Pocket, and took out the Box and Money mentioned in the Indictment. Mr. Allen deposed, that he went with the Prosecutor to take up the Prisoner, who gave him the Box, and said she had fetcht her Clothes out of Pawn with the Money that was in it. The Jury considering the Matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

William Jones , alias Charles Cammel , of St. Mary White-Chapel was indicted for Assaulting Hester Pepper on the High-Way, putting her in fear, and taking from her a Pocket, 2 Snuff-Boxes, 3 Handkerchiefs, 2 Pen Knives and 1 s. 6 d. in Money, the Goods and Money of the said Hester Pepper , on the 21st of April last. The Prosecutor deposed that going along Red-Lyon-Street in Goodmans Fields , the Prisoner threw her down, tore off her Pocket and ran away; that she followed him and saw him give it to two others that were with him; that she took hold of him, saying he was the Man that had robb'd her; that he denied it and ran away, but she followed him cross the Way and got hold of him again by his Sleeve; that he got away a second time, but left the Cuff of his Sleeve with her, which was torn off in the Scuffle; that upon her crying out, he was taken and carry'd before a Justice, where the Cuff was produc'd and agreed with his Coat. Another deposed that he hearing the cry of Stop Thief, saw the Prisoner come running with others behind him, took him, found the Prosecutor with the Cuff of his Sleeve, and that he offer'd to make Satisfaction. Mr. Scales deposed that as he carried him to Newgate, when he came pretty near, several in the Street call'd to him saying, Ha! Charles, what are you going again? and that he advised him to tell of the other two, and save himself; to which he replied, would you have me to hang others for what I did? The Prisoner on his Tryal owned the Prosecutor tore his Sleeve off; and pleaded that he ran to catch the Persons who had robb'd her. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Edward Hale , of Enfield , was indicted for feloniously stealing a black Horse value 9 l. the Property of Samuel Turle , on the 19th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.

Winifred Smith , alias Ophelia Smith , of St. Clements Danes was indicted for feloniously stealing two pound of Thread value 3 s. the Goods of William Darby , on the 19th of March last. Mrs. Darby deposed that the Prisoner came into their Shop and Cheapen'd Thread, Tape, &c. and while she was busy, took the Thread mention'd in the Indictment, but being charg'd closely with it, though she denied it at first, yet owned it afterwards, and gave it to her from under her Petticoat. A Neighbour deposed that Mrs. Darby sent for him into her Shop; and that he saw the Prisner after sometime, deliver the Goods to her. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Chapman , of St. Mary White Chapel , was indicted feloniously stealing 2 Gold Rings value 12 s. 3 Guineas and 9 s. in Money, the Goods and Money of William Law , in the Dwelling. House of - Milton , on the 19th of April . The Prosecutor deposed, that he left his Money and Rings in his Breeches Pocket in the Morning, and mist them in the Evening, that she went from her Mistress that Day, who went with him the next to seek after her, when they found her landing at St. Katharines, with the Rings on her Finger, and that her Brother return'd him half a Guinea. Mrs. Milton confirmed their going after her and finding the Rings, the Constable deposed that when he apprehended her she said she had given her Brother 3 Guineas and spent the rest, and that the two Rings and half a Guinea were return'd. The Prisoner denied that she took the Money, and said that when she went to make his Bed the 2 Rings and half Guinea dropt out of his Pocket, which she took up and put into her own. The Jury considering the whole matter, found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

William Page , of St. James at Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a black Mare value 6 l. the Goods of John Gray , on the 13th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed that her lost his Mare from the Grounds at Eriss in Huntingtonshire on the 22nd of December last at Night, and found her on John Rawlinson . John Rawlinson deposed, that he bought her of the Prisoner in Long-Lane. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he bought her of a little black Fellow in his own Hair at the Three Colts in Finsbury: but could not prove it.

He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a brown Mare , the Goods of Thomas Jolly , on the 14th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost his Mare from Upwell in Norfolk, and found her on Mr. King in Norfolk. Mr. Jenkins deposed, that he bought the Mare of the Prisoner, and sold her to Mr. King. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he bought her of Jack Hardwick in Huntington, but produced none to prove it. The Jury found him Guilty , of both Indictments. Death .

Thomas Beesley of St. James's Westminister ; was indicted for committing a Rape on the Body of Mary Tennet , a Girl of 10 Years and 4 Months old , on the 12th of March last. Hannah Flatt deposed, that the Girl told her the Prisoner had done her the Wrong complained of. The Midwife deposed, that she being sent for, examin'd the Child, and found her very much abused, that there had been Violence and a Penetration; that the Child was swell'd to a very great degree, and had a Run upon her. Edmund James deposed, that the Prisoner the Night he was taken up own'd to him, that he had lain with her when he was drunk. The Prisoner said, that he knew nothing of the Matter. The girl being ask'd whether she knew what an Oath was, answer'd she did not: and said, That the Prisoner black'd Shoes about Crown and Sceptre Court; that he stopt her Mouth with a Handkerchief or Cloth; that she was with him twice within 2 or 3 Days of each other, and he served her so both Times; that she did not discover it till after the second Time; and then did because she was sore. The Jury considering the whole Matter, acquitted him.

Martha Smallman and Susannah Jones , of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 2 Pockets, 5 Keys, 6 Guineas, 4 l. in Money, a Damask Napkin, &c. out of the House of James Williamson , on the 1st of April last: and Susannah Jones for receiving a Damask Napkin and 7 s. part of the said Money and Goods, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed, that coming home about 5 a Clock he mist a Nest of Drawers out of his Bar, and found them thrown down the House of Office, and the Bottom broke out; that he took the two Pockets 3 Guineas, and 15 s. on Smallman, who owned it to be his Money, and that she took it: that Jones owned she had 7 s. of the Money and a Damask Napkin, which she pawn'd, told where, and was found accordingly. Smallman own'd it on her Tryal; but the Evidence not being sufficient against Jones, the Jury Acquitted her, and found Smallman Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Martha Smallman , was indicted a second Time for feloniously stealing 3 Gold Rings value 3 l. the Goods of Ann Edwards , out of the Dwelling-House of James Williamson . The Prosecutor deposed, that being alone in her Room, the Prisoner came in, took the Rings off the Chimney-Piece, ran down Stairs with them, and she could not overtake her. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Joseph Rose , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat value 5 s. the Goods of John Ryley on the 29th of March last.

He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat value 10 s. and a pair of Stockings value 4 s. the Goods of on the 9th of April .

He was a third time indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat value 4 s. the Goods of the Right Honourable the , on the 22d of March last. It appeared that the Prisoner came to the House and askt for small Beer, and while the Servant was gone for some he took his Hat, and being taken and carried before the Justice he confessed it, and the two others, and owned one of them on his Tryal; his Confession was read in Court, and the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. each Indictment . Transportation .

Mary Green , of St. Mary White Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown and Petticoat , the Goods of George Compton , on the 4th of March last. Eliz Campton deposed, that the Prisoner took the Goods as they hung at her Door, but she hearing her, followed and found them upon her at the next Door. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but had none to her Reputation, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Cranbery of Twittenham , was indicted for the Murder of Thomas Biggs , by privately putting White Arsenick, and other Poyson, into a Dish of Milk Porridge, which she knew to be provided for his Breakfast, on the 9th of April , of which he was sick from 8 a Clock in the Morning till 4 in the, Afternoon, and then died. She was indicted a second Time on the Coroners Inquest for the same. Hannah Tudor deposed that on the Tuesday before, she going to make the Bed where the Prisoner and her self lay, found a piece of yellow Silk with something tied up in it, which she took to be Sugar, but putting it to her Tongue found it hot, whereupon she took out a little of it and put into a Paper, and tied up the rest again and put it in the Window; that the Prisoner came into the Room, took it out of the Window, and carried toward her Box; that she shewed what she had reserved in the Paper to the Deceased and his Wife, to see if they knew what it was; that on Friday Night the Prisoner and the Deceased (who was her Father-in-Law) had many Words together, insomuch that he threatned to turn her out of Doors; and she told him he should not: that on Saturday Morning while the Deceased's Wife was feeding of him, he complained there was something in the Porridge, and that she told him there was nothing to her Knowledge for she clean'd the Sauce-Pan and boyled it her self, and if there was any thing it must be in the Oat-meal; that he eat two or three Spoonfuls more, and complained again, whereupon she went and took the Spoon out of her Mistresses Hand. and stirring the Milk found something in it, which she said look'd like Lime, and his Son said it look'd like Starch; that stirring it to the Bottom she found a great many white Specks; that they gave it to the Dog, who vomited it up again. That the Deceased said, What have you Poisened me! I'll search all your Boxes. That the Prisoner said, He should not search hers, if he did he should pay for it. But he going to break it open with a Hammer, she opened it her self; and took out a Paper which she said was Cinnamon, and then another Paper, which she was going to convey away, but the Deceased being very intent upon the search, and his Head as it were in the Box, perceived it and snatch'd it out of her Hand, saying, (when he had look'd upon it) This is such as I had in my Victuals. He sent his Wife to the Doctors with it, who order'd her to give him some Oil; that he was taken ill presently, and continued Vomiting till he died, which was about 4 a Clock in the Afternoon. Mrs. Biggs deposed, that she made a Saucepan of Milk-Porridge, as usual, and left her Daughter (the Prisoner) to look after her Nursery while she fed her Husband (the Deceased) that he complained there was something in his Porridge twice, &c. and confirmed what the former Evidence had deposed, and added that the Deceased said, he hoped he should overcome it because he vomited so much. The Paper taken out of her Box was produced in Court. Dr. Perkins deposed, that he lookt upon it when it was brought to him, and that it was White Arsenick, White Vitriol, and Bole-Armoniac, which is rank Poyson; that heopened him, and found him Poysoned, his Stomach corroded and turn'd Black, and other Marks of Poyson. The Prisoner denied the Fact. and said that she lived at an Apothecary's in the Country as a Servant, but having agreed with a Woman to learn her to wash Gloves, she gave her Mistress warning; that a Woman coming one Day for something to wash Gloves with, when the Dr. had served her he laid the rest down in the Window, and she took it in Order to make use of it when she came to wash Gloves her self. And as to her refusing to have her Box search'd, she said that tho' she did at first, yet she open'd it her self presently. The Jury considering the whole matter brought her in Guilty of both Indictments. Death .

Samuel Clay , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Pint Pot out of the House of Henry Cock , on the 26th of April . The Prosecutor deposed that he came into his House and ask'd for a Gentleman; that he drew him a Pint of Drink in a Silver Mug, but missing of it as soon as he was gone, pursued and took him with the Mug under his Coat. The Prisoner owned he took it, but not with a Design to steal it, but to bring it back again. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

George Palfreman and Mary his Wife , of St. Martins in the Fields were indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Looking Glasses, a Blanket, 3 Pound of Brass, &c. the Goods of John Macclery , on the 14th of March last. But no Evidence appearing against them, they were Acquitted .

James Sands and William Hobbs of St. Botolph without Aldgate , were indicted for breaking the House of Richard Pidworth , on the 11th of April in the Night-time, and taking thence 2 Shirts, an Apron, &c. the Goods of the said Richard Pidworth . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted them.

George Davis , alias Green , of St. Edmund the King , was indicted for feloniously stealing 350 Guineas and an Half, 30 Moidores, and 5 s. in Money, the Goods and Money of Elias Turner , Sir George Caswell , and Jacob Sawbridge Esq ; in the Dwelling House of the said Elias Turner and Company , on the 13th of April last. Richard Newton deposed that he went to several Places to receive several Sums of Money, and received that mentioned in the Indictment, which he put into a Drawer in his Masters Office; with a Book of Memorandurms; and that the next Morning both the Money and Book were gone. That the Tuesday or Wednesday following, he saw the Book and some Money taken out of the Dover-Bag in the Post Office. Mr. Love (the Post-Master's Agent at Dover) deposed, that he received Orders form the Right Honourable the Lord Cornwallis and Mr. Craigs, to seize the Prisoner in his Passage to France, which he did accordingly, and took his Papers and some Money from him; that he sealed up the Papers in a Cover, and sent them directed to the Right Honourable the Post-Master-General. Henry Marshal deposed, that he put the Seal to the Book of Memorandums, which was found on the Prisoner, and produced in Court, and swore to be the same that was in the Drawer with the Money. Mr. Newton deposed also that the Prisoner was a Servant, who received Money abroad and paid it into the Office, but had no Trust of it when there. His Confession sign'd by himself was read in Court; and the Prisoner on his Tryal owned that he took it. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Richard Glasford of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Drugget Coat, Wastcoat and Breeches value 40 s. on the 21st of April, the Goods of John Smith , in the Dwelling-House of Edward White . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Laurence Flower of Chelsea ; was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bay Gelding value 35 s. the Goods of Richard Simms , on the 14th of April . The Prosecutor deposed, that he lost his Horse from Oldfield-Common near Maiden-head , and found him in Smithfield with Tho Watts . Tho Watts deposed he bought him of the Prisoner at Chelsea. Mr. Lovel confirmed the same. The Prisoner said he found him on the Road. But that Excuse did not avail him, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Anthony Goddard of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Mug value 4 l. 19 s. in the Dwelling House of Philip and Thomas Lambert , on the 22d of March last. It appeared that the Prisoner and another Man went into the Fountain Tavern in the Strand , had Wine, Veal-Cutlets, and Small-Beer in a Silver Mug; that they were going away without paying their Reckoning; but the Drawer looking into the Room mist the Mug and secur'd the Prisoner, who offer'd 5 l. to make up the matter. The Prisoner in his Defence said he thought the Man that was with him (who he said was a Stranger) had carry'd the Mug to the Bar and paid the Reckoning. But the Jury not believing him, found him Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Laurence Waldron of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Drugget Coat and Wastcoat, and 2 pair of Holland Sheets , on the 2d of February last. To which Indictment he pleaded Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Walters of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Poplin Gown and Petticoat, &c. the Goods of Sarah Curtis . It appeared that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor, desiring that she might be there till she could provide her self a Lodging, took the Goods and went away, but was found in Holbourn with the Clothes on, which she had wore ever since, and had on at her Tryal. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Barbara Useley of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing half a Guinea from the Person of Bartholomew Huggins , on the 13th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed, that going up Drury-Lane between 8 and 9 at Night with a Friend, they met the Prisoner and another Woman, who ask'd them to drink; that they went into Newtoners-Lane together. The Prisoner went up Stairs with his Friend and the other Woman and he staid below, that when she came down, she ask'd if he (the Prosecutor) was pleased, and was answer'd yes; that he had paid for what he had, and was going, but the Prisoner said, come let him have another touch for Good-will, and while he was busy with her, he felt her Hand in his Pocket, got up and mist his Money. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that the Prosecutor was on the Bed with the other Woman with her Coats up, and would afterwards have lain with her self, but she refusing him, he charged her with this Fact. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted her.

William Hunt of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for a Felony in Marrying two Wives , to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

William Deer of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Drugget Coat and Wastcoat, &c. the Goods of John Barrimore , but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Zephaniah Martin of St. Mary in the Savoy , was indicted for privately stealing two Perriwigs out of the Shop of James Griffiths on the 7th of April . The Fact being plainly prov'd upon him the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Cullin , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Muslin Apron, 2 Caps, a pair of Stockings, a Silver Spoon, a Handkerchief, &c. the Goods of Ann Evans , on the 2d of March last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , took the Goods, and brought them again; that she confest it before the Justice, and could not deny it on her Tryal. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

,of St. Mary White Chapel , was indicted for stealing a Holland Shirt, a Shift, 2 Aprons, &c. the Goods of William Dyer , on the 1st of April . The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Lewis Vain , of Paddington , was indicted for feloniously stealing a black Mare value 7 l. the Goods of Joseph Baker , on the 1st of December last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost his Mare out of the Fields near Tybourn on the 30th of November, whereupon he advertised it in the News, and had a Letter of advice sent him by Mr. Binks from Topsham near Exeter; whereupon he rid thither and found her. Edward Binks deposed, that reading the Advertisement at the Coffee House, found by the Discription, (which was very remarkable) that it must be the same Mare the Prisner rode upon, who had come a Day and half's Journey along with him, whereupon he went to the Inn and secur'd both Mare and Prisoner, and sent a Letter thereof to Mr. Baker; and that the Prisoner offer'd to sell her several times. The Prisoner in his Defence said that he bought her in Smithfield, but could not prove it. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Thomas Weaver of St. Martins in the Fields was indicted for a Trespass in taking 6 Pound of Lead from the Dwelling-House of Tho. Brown which was fix'd to the Freehold. but the Evidence not sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Mary Smith of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Yards of Broad-Cloth value 12 s. the Goods of Charles Hadley , on the 30th of March last. It appeared that she took the Goods off the Tenters in a Tenter-Ground in Goodmans-Fields , but being seen by two Persons, was taken. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Alice Duton of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Fustian-Frock and Wastcoat , the Goods of Henry Hitchcote , on the 1st of March last. The Prosecutor deposed he lost his Clothes, and following the Prisoner, saw them fall from her. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John White , was indicted for breaking the House of Eliz. Brooks , and taking thence a Stuff Gown and Petticoat . But no Evidence appearing against him, the Jury Acquitted him.

Thomas Day , of St. Brides , was indicted on a Statute made in the 5th Year of His present Majesty King George, for feloniously altering the Numbers of two Lottery Tickets that were drawn Blanks, to the Numbers of two that were drawn Prize s. viz. No. 64590, to 61960, a Prize of 500l. and 64592 to 68073. a Prize of 100l. on the 30th of December last, with an Intention to defraud our Sovereign Lord the King . Mr. Odams deposed, that he was appointed one of the Receivers of the Lottery Tickets, and that the Tickets mentioned in the Indictment, and which he had in his Hand, were Lottery Tickets, but alter'd. Mr. Jones deposed, that they were Lottery Tickets cut out of a Book he had in Court, but that the Numbers were alter'd; that he was Clerk, and all the Books were in his Custody, sign'd by the Managers. James Smith deposed, that the Prisoner before Christmas last came to his Bed side, and told him he was lately Married to a Gentlewoman of a great Fortune, and importun'd him to dispose of a Lottery Ticket, which was a Prize of 100 l. which he did, and had near half the Money for himself. That he came to him again with a Ticket which he said was a 500 l. Prize, and desired him to dispose of it; that he ask'd him how he came by it, and other Questions. upon which the Prisoner owned that it was indirectly obtain'd, but would not own that it was a false one, and wonder'd that this Evidence should suspect it, and ask such Question. That he ( James Smith ) wrote a Letter to Mr. Sadler , Goldsmith in Fleet-Street in the Name of Ann Stevenson , a Gentlewoman at Clavering in Essex, and enclosed the said Ticket in it, in which Letter he desired Mr. Sadler to dispose of the Ticket, and to pay himself out of the Money received for it, for such Plate as was bespoke in the said Letter, and to put the rest of the Money in a Box with the Plate, and to deliver it to one who would call for it such a Night, and ask for the Box with the Coffee-Pot. That finding Mr. Sadler very dilatory, he, at the Prisoner's Request, wrote two other Letters to him; and the Prisoner wrote one to Mrs. Jennings complaining of Mr. Sadlers Usage. Mr. Sadler deposed he received the three Letters and Ticket, and that a Porter came for the Box of Plate, but he suspecting Roguery, carry'd the Ticket to the Office at White-Hall. As to the other Ticket of 100l. James Smith deposed that he had seen it before; and that the Prisoner had told him that he gave a Ticket to a Porter to carry to Mr. Gandy, which he own'd he had alter'd, and that he own'd before the Justice they were false; and that he said to him, What good will it do you so see me go in a Mourning Coach to he Hang'd. The Justice (who was in Court) deposed, that the Prisoner, when before him denied that they were false. John Hurl the Porter deposed, that he received a Ticket to carry to Mr. Gandy, who said, he would go and Examine it, and that he believed it to be Good; that he was to carry the Money to Mrs. Jordan; but did not know the Man he received it of. Mrs. Jordan deposed, that the Porter told her, he was order'd to pay her 100l. but she order'd him to stop the Ticket. The Prisoner denied the whole Matter, and called the Constable, who deposed that he took up Smith first, and he impeached the Prisoner; that when he took the Prisoner, he said, Oh! is this all? I don't value it; I am Innocent; and this will be a Means to break off my Acquaintance with that Smith. He also called several to his Reputation. That the Numbers of the Tickets were alter'd was very plain, and the Books that checkt them, and the Tickets, were produc'd and compar'd, and deliver'd to the Jury, but they not being satisfied with the Evidence that had been given, that the Prisoner, alter'd them, Acquitted him.

Hannah Goodwin of St. Katharine Coleman , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Linnen Sheets and a Frying Pan , the Goods of William Weaving . To which Indictment she pleaded Guilty . Transportation .

Samuel Neales of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for Assaulting Mary Becket on the High Way, putting her in fear, and taking from her a Pocket and 9 Guineas, on the 2d of February last. The Money of Henry Becket . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Linch Scarriot , of St. Brides , was indicted for a Misdemeanour in inticing John Drake to go away from his Master John Woodrose , and to robb him . The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner workt for him 4 Years, and that he losing Goods at several times, at last charg'd his Apprentice with it, who confess'd the Prisoner. John Drake deposed, that the Prisoner told him he wanted a Paper of Loops. value 5 s. which he carried to his House, and ask'd for the Book to set them down, but he bid him come again, and then refused, saying he would give him 6 d. for them; that he bid him bring him Buttons without setting down, which he did, 30 Groce at several times; and 3 Groce he took off the Compter, and 6 Pound of Burras, which they use to Solder with, and gave him a Shilling. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and called several to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character. The Jury considering the Matter, and it appearing that when he was discovered he fled into Holland, they found him Guilty of the Indictment.

Margaret Delfoise of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Guineas, 3 Half Guineas. and a half French Pistole, from the Person of , on the 20th of April . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquicted her.

Robert Cole , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted on the Statute of 21 Hen. 8. for that he being then a Servant to the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Cobham , did imbezil a Brillant Diamond Necklace value 1500l. and a Brillant Diamond pair of Ear-rings value 150l. the Goods of the said Lord Viscount Cobham, which were deliver'd to him to carry to Mr. Halsey . The delivery of the Jewels to him to carry to Mr. Halsey was fully proved by Celestia Rosier and Mrs Ashurst , and that he carried them to the Marquess of Winchester's and shewed them there to his Porter and Mr. Meales, saying that he was going to my Lady Cobham's Father with them, appeared by the Evidence of John Millwood . The Prisoner also owned that he received them for that purpose, and pleaded that he delivered them accordingly; to make out which, he call'd and examin'd as follows. Mr. Halsey being ask'd, deposed, that he brought none of them to him. The Lord Cobham deposed, that he advised his Wife before they went into the Country to send her Jewels to Mr. Halsey for safety; that she told him she had; but that he never saw them since. The Lady Cobham confirmed the same, and Deposed that she had not seen them since. Mrs. Halsey also deposed that she did not see them, and that they were not deliver'd to her. The Prisoner said, as a Circumstance that he deliver'd them, that his Lady sent him next day to her Father with a Note for 100 l. and that he paid him all in Gold except 5 s. and that as he was upon the Water coming Home with it, he found he wanted a Guinea of the Sum, whereupon he went back, and found Mr. Halsey in this Compting House, and told him of it, who taking his Pen to cast it up, found the Mistake, and gave him the Guinea; and then he carried the 100 l. Home to his Lady. But this was contradicted by Mr. Halsey and my Lady in every particular. He also called Mary Emmerson , his Servant, who deposed, that he brought the Jewels Home, and shewed them to her Mistress, saying he was going to carry them to Mr. Halsey; that he went out about 12 and return'd about 5, and said that he had deliver'd them. That the next Day he came home and said he was going for 100 l. that he brought home a great deal of Gold, and said afterwards that he had carried it to his Lady. He also called Eliz. Weston, who deposed, that she saw him have a great deal of Gold, and that he told her he had it of Mr. Halsey, and afterwards said, he had given it to his Lady, who returned him a Shilling for his Boat. He also call'd some Persons to prove that he was in a very poor Condition about that Time, and that his Goods were seized on about a Fortnight after. The Jury considering the whole matter, found him Guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Henry Hutchinson of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Blankets and 2 Brass Candlestick , on the 10th of April , to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty . Transportation .

Rebecca Carter of St. Mary Le-Bow , was indicted or feloniously stealing a pair of Worsted Stockings value 4 s. 6 d. the Goods of Joseph Marriot , on the 24th of February last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner was his Servant 2 Months, but missing several small things he suspected her, and when she was gone, his Man told him that she had his Stockings on; whereupon he went to the Feathers-Tavern, and sent to tell her that there were two Gentlemen wanted to speak with her, and when she came they found his Stockings on her Legs; that she then said, she had them of a Gentlewoman in Kent. John Powel and the Constable confirmed, that she said, she had them of a Gentlewoman in Kent. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that John Powel gave them to her for lying with her But the Prosecutor deposed, that they could not agree together by any Means, and that he threatned to kick her down Stairs; and also observed, that if he had a mind to present her with a pair of Stockings, he had enow at his Command that would have been fit to wear, and not to have given her those that were not scower'd but in the Grease. To which the Prisoner reply'd, that they did not quarrel till afterwards; and that she wore them in the House, and they saw them on her Legs, and did not take her up; she also called several to her Reputation, who deposed, that they had entrusted her very largely, as with Gold Watches. Rings, Plate, &c. to the value of several Hundred Pounds, and always found her Honest. And one who deposed, that the Prisoner told him, that she had brought this Prosecution on her self by her saucy Tongue. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted her.

Charles Powel of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the House of John Hughes in the Day-time, and taking thence a Stuff Gown and Petticoat . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquited him.

John Jones of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 70 Pound of Sugar, out of the Warehouse of Joseph Bagnal , Esq ; But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Nathaniel Delamont of St. John at Hackney , was indicted for Assaulting Robert Atkinson on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 2 Guineas , on the 12th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

William Newman of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Coach-Seats . The Goods of Joseph Newton , on the 7th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgement as followeth;

Receiv'd Sentence of Death. 9.

George Davis alias Green, John Kein , John Ridge , Francis Frissith , William Jones alias Charles Cammel , William Page , Elizabeth Cranberry , Lewis Vain and Laurence Flower .

Burnt in the Hand. 3.

William Hunt , Margaret Norris and Johanna Radwell , the two last formerly Convicted.

To be Transported. 32.

James Heathcot , Alice Jones , James Wilson , James Mercy alias Massey, Susannah Smith , Zephaniah Martin , Jasper Andrews , John Griffiths , Joseph Eglington , William Winn , Ann Smith , Hannah Goadman , Hannah Long , John Clare , Elizabeth Evans , Ann Andrews , Winifred Smith alias Ophelia Smith , Ann Chapman , Martha Smallman , Joseph Rose , Mary Green , Samuel Clay , Anthony Goddard , Elizabeth Walters , Elizabeth Cullin , S - K - , Mary Smith , Alice Outon , Laurence Waldron , H Hutchinson, Robert Cole , and Pinfield Cook , alias Ri Smith.

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