Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 22 July 2014), May 1721 (17210525).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 25th May 1721.

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

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

ON

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 25th, 26th, and 27th, of this Instant May, 1721, In the Seventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir JOHN FRYER , Bart. Lord Mayor of the City of London; The Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice King, Mr. Justice Eyre, Mr. Baron Mountagu , 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.

James Church ,

Jerom Knapp ,

Richard Read ,

Thompson Haynes ,

Seth Partridge ,

Robert Cady ,

James Budgett ,

William Branson ,

Watkinson Wildman ,

Thomas Halford ,

Joseph Webb ,

George Gwinnett ,

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Beckington ,

Richard Bird ,

Robert Orbell ,

John Walkingame ,

John Hearn ,

Thomas Smith ,

William Pritchard ,

Edward Saul ,

John Hirons ,

Joseph Wedgeborough ,

Abraham Browns ,

Thomas Henley .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Thomas Rogers , alias Cane , of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk-Handkerchief value 2 s. from the Person of Sarah Socket , on the 29th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as she was going into Hounsditch she met 3 Men and a Woman; that the Prisoner snatched her Handkerchief off her Neck, and wrapt it round his Finger; that she was sure he was the same Person, for she saw him plainly when he took it, and that he was not out of her sight till he was taken: that he offered her a Crown to let him go; which she refused, then told her that he would give her an India Handkerchief for it; but she reply'd, that she would not let him go unless he would give her her own again. Edward Poney deposed, that he hearing the Prosecutor cry stop Thief, stopt the Prisoner, who then told him that the Prosecutor had pickt his pocket of a Crown, whereupon he bid him go back and take it of her; that he pretended to be drunk; that he made what Resistance he could, but he secured him till the Prosecutor came up; when he offer'd her a Crown to make it up. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but called none to his Reputation, and the Evidence being very positive that he was the Person, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

He was a second time indicted on the late Act of Parliament for the more Effectual Transporting of Felons, Ec. For that he having been formerly Convicted of a Felony, and Transported among other Convicts from Newgate for the same, had returned into Great Britain without any Lawful Cause , which being fully proved upon him, the Jury found him Guilty of this Indictment also.

John Jones , of St. Dunstan in the East , was indicted for feloniously stealing Half a Pound of Coffee, 2 ounces of Bohee Tea, a piece of Garlick Holland, 8 quire of Paper, a Handkerchief and an Iron Key, in all to the value of 10 s. the Goods of Mary Gigg , on the 8th of this Instant May . It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and took the Goods at several times, which were found in his Trunk, and which he confest when taken. The Fact being very plain against him, the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

Ann Wilkinson , of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Worsted Stockings value 2 s. 6 d. the Goods of Arthur Greenhill , on the 22d of April last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner came to his Shop and cheapen'd a pair of Stockings, and took those mentioned in the Indictment; but he missing them, followed her to Bow Church-Yard, brought her back again, and found them upon her; when she fell down on her Knees and begg'd Pardon. Henry Biggs deposed that he saw the Prosecutor bring the Prisoner back, and take the Stockings out of her Peticoat. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she only took them to the Door to look on, and the Prosecutor came and snatcht them out of her Hand, charging her with stealing of them, But the Jury not believing her against such plain Proof, found her Guilty . Transportation .

Isaac Josephs , of Great St. Helens , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of William Byfield , on the 6th of this Instant May in the Night-time, and taking thence 2 Perriwigs value 5 l. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted him.

Randolph Williams , of St. Laurence Jewry , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spur value 11 s. the Goods of George Roberts , Esq ; and a Silk Handkerchief the Goods of John Bell , on the 4th of this Instant May . Richard Greystone deposed, that a Fire happening at Blossoms Inn they shut the Gates to keep out Thieves, but the Prisoner being a Neighbour was let in to help them; who took the Spur and Handkerchief out of his Room, and sold the Spur in Foster-Lane; and that he confest she took them out of his Room before the Justice. Elizabeth Green deposed that he brought the Spur to sell to her (her Husband being out) that she questioning how he came by it, he produced a Neighbour who gave him a good Character; whereupon she gave him the full value for it. The Prisoner in his Defence Said, that he found them upon the Ground in the Yard; that he was in a Surprize before the Justice, and did not know what he said, being never before a Magistrate till then, and called one Mr. Platt to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character. The Jury considering the whole matter, found him Guilty . Transportation .

Thomas Moldin , of St. Antholin . was indicted for feloniously stealing a SilkHandkerchief value 10 d. the Goods of Charles Allen , and 6 other Handkerchiefs , the Goods of Persons unknown on the 14th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor deposed, that coming out of the Church he mist his Handkerchief; and (looking) saw it in the Prisoner's Hand, who dropt it just by him. John Wright deposed that the Prisoner is his Apprentice , and has served him two Years; that he hearing of the Matter went to see if it was his Servant; and that he found 6 Handkerchiefs more about him. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Benjamin Ash of St. George in Botolph Lane , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Thomas Biggs in the Day-time, and feloniously taking a Brass Pot, 2 Brass Candlesticks, a pair of Snuffers, 3 Knives etc. in all to the value of 8 s. the Goods of Paul Petit , on the 16th of this Instant May . Mr. Biggs deposed that M. Petit lodg'd in his House formerly, but was gone into the Country, having left his Goods in his Custody: that Mr. Petit sent his two Nephews up for his Goods, who told him, that there was a Silver Tankard and Cup wanting, whereupon he took up the Journeyman; who telling him that he had observed the Prisoner (his Apprentice ) full of Money, etc. they detected him. Thomas Davis deposed, that he work'd with Mr. Biggs, and observing the Prisoner full of Money askt him how he came by it, who told him that a Gentleman had left him part of a Room of Furniture; that he had sold a Gold Watch for 40 s. and had other things to sell, asking him (this Evidence) to buy them; that he pretended (by contrivance of his Master) to buy them, who went out on purpose to give the Prisoner an Opportunity to bring them into the Shop, that he might come in the interim and see what Goods they were; that as soon as the Prisoner had brought down the Goods (which proved to be those mentioned in the Indictment) his Master came in and caught him: That he consult before the Justice that he took them out of the Gentleman's Room by means of a false Key, and brought them into his Master's Shop to sell them. Which Confession was read in Court. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he used to wait on Mr. Petit when he lodged there, and was much in his Favour; that when he was going into the Country he gave him (the Prisoner) the Key of his Room, and the Goods, telling him that he might sell them when he would after he was gone; and that he took nothing else but those mentioned in the Indictment. H. Curling and J. Ticknell, (Mr. Petit's Nephews) deposed that there Uncle gave them his Key of the Room on purpose to send his Goods down to him; that when they went into the Room and mist the Tankand and Cup, the Goods mentioned in the Indictment were there: that they bad written to the Country to know if he had given them to the Prisoner, and had received an Answer that he had not: that their Uncle was not able to come to London, being Bed-rid; and that the Prisoner's Key would open the Lock as well or better than his. The Jury considering the Matter found him Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .

William Rippon , of St. George Botolph Lane , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Pound weight of Tobacco, value 2 s. 6 s. the Goods of Edward Hankey on the 3d of this Instant May . Joseph Laurence deposed that he going to open the Gates of the Wharf the Morning aforesaid. Saw the Prisoner reading a Ballad, that when he opened them the Prisoner followed, and another met the Prisoner in a dark part of the Wharf; that he observing the Prisoner going off with a Bundle under his Arm followed and took him. George Casar deposed, that he was employed to watch the Goods and that the Day before, there were three of them, one watcht him, another held him in Discourse, and the Prisoner cut open the Hogshead, took out the Tobacco, and hid it in a dark Place, that the 3d in the Morning he lay at the Gates till they were open'd, then went in, met another in the dark place and took away the Tobacco in a Painters Apron; that there were Gates at each End of the Wharf, the Prisoner went in at one pair, his Accomplice at the other. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Prisoner denied his taking it out of the Hogshead, and called several to his Reputation. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Palmer , of St. Botolph at Billingsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 21 Pound weight of Tobacco, value 14 s. the Goods of a Person unknown. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Samuel Blackham . of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat and Wastcoat, and a Drugget pair of Breeches the Goods of Oliver Cartwright . But no Evidence appearing against him, the Jury Acquitted him, and the Court ordered the Prosecutor's Recognizance to be Estreated.

William Carl , of St. Mary le-Bow , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Worsted Stockings , the Goods of Joseph Marriot , on the 17 th of this Instant May . Joseph Burton , deposed, that the Prisoner came into the Shop to cheapen Stockings; but he perceiving something under his Coat when he went out, followed and brought him back; when the Prisoner took them from under his Coat, put them on the Compter, and begg'd Pardon. Stephen Gervis confirmed the same. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he did not intend to steal them. But the Jury not taking his Word for it, found him Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Hare , of St. Botolph without Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Ring with a Stone in it, value 15 s. the Goods of George Braithwait , on the 23d of April last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.

Thomas Pearce , of St. Botolph without Aldersgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Brass Porridge pot value 7 s. in the Shop of William Goodman , on the 12th of this Instant May . The prosecutor deposed, that he lost his Pot from his shop Window; that he did not see the Prisoner take it, but saw it in his Arms. Thomas Forster deposed that he saw the Prisoner take the Porridge Pot off the Prosecutor's Shop Window; that he told him of it, followed and took the Prisoner with the Goods upon him. Thomas Holden deposed that he caught the Prisoner with the Pot upon him. The Prisoner said that he was very much in Drink, but knew nothing at all of it. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ruth Jones and Mary Yeomans , of the Parish of Christchurch , were indicted for privately stealing a Skin of Morocco Leather value 6 s. in the Shop of William Thorn , on the 22d of this Instant May . The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoners came into his Shop to cheapen Goods; that Jones pretended to go out to match some Silk while Yeomans bought the Leather, but going the contrary way, he suspected her and brought her back, and took the Skin from under her Petticoat; who then said Yeomans drew her in and betrayed her. William Andrews confirmed the former Evidence; Jones in Excuse said that Yeomans gave her the Leather and bid her go away with it: but Yeomans denied that, or that she knew any thing of her taking it. The Evidence not being sufficent against Yeomans the Jury acquitted her, and found Ruth Jones Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Edward Chapman and Thomas Edgerly , of St. Dunstan in the East , were indicted, the former for Feloniously stealing 6 pound weight of Cocoa Nuts, the goods of Benjamin Green ; and 1 pound and half of indico. the Goods of Dias Ferdinando . on the 30th of March Last. And Edgerly as Accessory in receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . It appeared that Chapman was head Porter to Sir Samuel Ongley , took the Goods out of a Ware-House, and gave them to Edgerley. Chapman in his Defence said that he pickt up the Indico at several times in small pieces in sweeping the Ware-House. The Evidence not being sufficient against Edgerley, the Jury Acquitted him: and found Chapman Guilty to the value of 10 d. To be Whipt .

John Frow , of St. Leonard in Foster-Lane , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Perriwig value 4 l. the Goods of Thomas Browne . in the Dwelling-House of Isaac Wells , on the 25th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Mary Thompson , of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate was indicted for privately stealing 10 s. from the Person of William Hasleton , on the 27 th of April last. But no Evidence appearing against her, the Jury Acquitted her.

Thomas Browne , of St. Brides , was indicted (together with Sarah Green and Thomas Rhodes , not yet taken) for feloniously stealing a Silk Purse value 2 s. 13 Guineas and a half; and 4 s. in Money, the Goods and Money of William Miles , in the Dwelling-House of John Painter , on 12th of March last. But no Evidence appearing against him the Jury Acquitted him. and the Court ordered the Prosecutor's Recognizance to be Estreated.

Robert Godfrey alias Perkins , and William Withers , of St. Sepulchres were severally indicted on the late Act for the more effectual Transporting of Felons, &c. For that they having been formerly Convicted of two different Felonies, and Transported among other Convicts from Newgate for the same, had returned into Great Britain without any Lawful Cause ; which being fully proved upon them, the Jury found them Guilty . Death .

Elizabeth Checkley , alias Browne , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Purse value 2.s; 13 Guineas and an half, and 4 s. in Money from the Person of William Miles , on the 12th of March last. But no Evidence appearing against her, the Jury Acquitted her: and the Court ordered the Prosecutor's Recognizance to be Estreated.

Thomas Rhodes , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Purse, 13 Guineas and an half, and 4s in Money, the Goods and Money of William Miles , in the Dwelling-House of John Painter , on the 12th of March last. But no Evidence appearing against him, the Jury Acquitted him.

Phillip Large of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Snuff-Box value 10 s. from the Person of James Roach , on the 22d of April last. But the Evidence not being sufficent, the Jury Acquitted him.

Thomas Bensley , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Silk Handkerchiefs , the Goods of Persons unknown, on the 11th of this Instant May . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

George Andrews and Margaret Thompson , of Hampstead were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing a pair of Silver Spurs value 30 s. and Margaret Thompson for receiving them knowing them to be stole . But it appearing not to be a Felony, the Jury Acquitted them.

Joseph Seddal and Alice his Wife , of St. Martin in the Fields, were indicted for feloniously stealing 3 s. in Money , the Money of Humphrey Anges , on the 14th of this Instant May . But it appearing to be a Malicious Prosecution the Jury Acquitted them, and the Court granted a Copy of the Indictment.

Mary Rayner , of St. Mary in White Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Guinea , the Properly of Samuel-Barret the 12th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was his Servant and being sent up to make the Bed, She broke open a Cupboard and took the Guinea, as she confest before the Justice; which Confession was read in Court. The Jury found her Guilty . Transportation .

John Grout , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Jane Mason . in the Day time, and taking thence a Ridinghood value 2 s. the Goods of the said Jane Mason . The Prosecutor deposed that her Hood hung up in her Room behind the Door, and was taken away, Charles Amhurst deposed, that he saw the Prisoner lift up the Latch and go in, and about 4 Minutes after saw him come out with the Ridinghood; that he followed and took him, and saw him drop the Ridinghood at a place called the Tenters. - Gigg deposed, that hearing the cry, he saw the Prisoner run and drop the Ridinghood. The Ridinghood was produced in Court and swore to. The Jury considering the matter found him Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .

John Cauthrey , of St. Leonard in Shoreditch , was indicted for privately stealing a Perriwig value 3 l. 3s. the Goods of Joseph Jackson , another Perriwig, value 30 s. the Goods of Richard Stern , and another, the Goods of Philip Glass , in the Shop of Richard Pancroft , on the 24th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner was his Journeyman , had been with him but 3 Days, when he askt to let him go to the White-Horse-Inn at Cripplegate to speak with the Carrier, and desired him to let him have Six Pence; that he (the Prosecutor) askt him to stay and dine first; but he said he should be back in half an Hour; so went, but came no more; that he mist the Wigs out of the Boxes, and upon enquiring he heard an ill Character of him. That a Friend of his (the Prosecutor's) met him in the City last May-Day and brought him to him, when he owned he took the Wigs, and would have made a Debt of it. William Knight deposed, that the Prisoner brought a Wig to his Master on the 24th of November last to sell; that he askt two Guineas for it, but would have taken 15 s. whereupon his Master stopt it, and sent this Evidence along with the Prisoner to enquire after his Character; that as they went along the Prisoner offer'd him 5 s. to give him a good Character; which he refusing, the Prisner ran away; that the Prosecutor came to their Shop and owned the Wig. Thomas Davis deposed, that the Prisoner confest he took 3 Wigs off the Prosecutor's Shelf, and would have made a Debt of it. Mr. Pencost junior confirmed the same. The Jury considering the matter, and judging it not to come within the Statute of Shop-lifting (he being the Prosecutor's Servant) found him Guilty to the value of 4 s 10 d. Transportation .

Edward Coolham , of St. Martins in the Fields was indicted for feloniouly stealing a long Saw, value 20 s. the Goods of William Cox , on the 16th of December last. He was second time indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Hand-Saws value 10 s. and an Iron Screw value 5 l. the Goods of John Lee . The Prosecutors deposed that themselves, the Prisoner, Thomas Sergeantson, and others were at work at Mr. Richardson's in Clarges Street ; and at Night they lockt up their Tools in their Several Chests; that their Chests were broke and the Tools mentioned in the Indictment taken out. That the Prisoner confest that himself and Sergeantson committed the Facts; that the Prisoner watcht whilst Sergeantson went in and took them, that he broke his Chest where his own Tools were, that he might not be suspected; that they carried them away in 2 Bags, he carried one, Sergeantson the other; that some of them were sold for 35 s. and he (the Prisoner) had 17 s. 6 d. of the Money. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he workt for Sergeantson, who told him that he was apprehensive of Trouble, and askt him to carry a Bag of Tools for him, for fear they should be seized; but he thought they were his own; and as to the Money, he said that Sergeantson owed him above 40 s. for Work he had done for him, and gave him the 17 s. and 6 d. in part of Payment, he called a Gentleman of worth to his Reputation, who gave him a very good Character. The Jury Considering the whole matter, found him Guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

Margaret Clarke , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Pocket-Books value 2 s. and a Case of Spectacles, from the Person of Gervas Smith , on the 16th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor deposed that as he was going Home about 11 a Clock in a dark Night in Lincolns-Inn-Fields near Tunnstile he mist his Pocket-Books, and going back about 100 Yards he seized the Prisoner (being the first Person he met with) charged the Watch with her, and being searcht in the Watch-House his Goods were found in her Pocket. The Constable deposed, that when he came off his Rounds he found the Prosecutor and the Prisoner in the Watch-House, and the Goods upon her. Two Watchmen confirmed the Constable's Evidence. The Goods were produced in Court and swore to: there was a Bank-Bill of 25 l. in one of the Pocket-Books. Richard Felton deposed that he carried her to the Watch-House, and found the Goods in her Pocket. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that going along Lincolns-Inn-Fields the Prosecutor was rude and would follow her; that she perceiving a great many Papers on the Ground, thought they might be dropt out of her Bundle, so took them up and put them in her Pocket. But the Jury not believing her, found her Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

John Allcock of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Grey Gelding, value 5 l. the Goods of Sarah Powel on the 24th of April last. He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt, a Silk Handkerchief and a Muslin Cravat, the Goods of Charles Blanchard ; and a pair of Silver Spurs the Goods of -Barlow . Sarah Powell deposed that she lost her Gelding out of her Stable in Hatchet-Lane in Berkshire on the 21st of April last at Night. Cuthbert Harwood deposed that he had a Letter from Mr.Barlow to take up the Prisoner; but he had sold the Horse half an Hour before he received the Letter. Mr.Barlow (who lives in Hatchet-Lane) deposed that the Prisoner lived with him, and he allowed him 5 s. a Week, that having been out, when he came Home the Prisoner and the Horse were gone, and his Spurs, &c. taken out of his House; that suspecting the Prisoner, he wrote to Cuthbert Harwood to apprehend him. The Prisoner when carried before the Justice confest the Fact; which Confession was read in Court. Robert Kendish deposed, that when he apprehended him, he gave him the Linnen of Charles Blanchard (which he produced) and said that he had sold the Spurs. Mrs.Powel had her Horse again. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Elizabeth Hancock and Elizabeth King , of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for Assaulting Peter Angels in the Dwelling-House of a Person unknown near the High-Way, on the 7th of this Instant May . and taking from him a Silver Chain value 3 s. and 5 s. in Money . But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted them.

Cuthbert Wharton , of St. Mary in White Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linnen Handkerchief value 4 d. the Goods of Edward Bell , from the Person of Martha Bell , on the 1st of this Instant May , Martha Bell deposed, that she lost her Handkerchief about 7 in the Evening; but did not know it till a Woman call'd to her. Elizabeth Price deposed, that she saw the Prisoner take the Handkerchief out of the Prosecutor's Pocket, and call'd to her before he had got it quite out (he being some time about it) that the Prosecutor's Petticoat was over her Head (it Raining) and the Prisoner lifted up-her Pocket with one Hand, and pickt it with the other. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

Margaret Smithson of St. Mary in White Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Stays value 10' s. 6 d. the Goods of Thomas Inkley , on the 13th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor that the Prisoner workt in his House for him and pawned them. lent the Prisoner 7 l. 6d were produced in Court, and swore to. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. To be Whipt ,

Job Orchard of St. Mary in Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Perriwigs value 2 s. 6 d. the Goods of Miles Harrison , on the 9th May, 1720 . It appeared that the Goods (two Perriwigs) were taken out of the Prosecutor's Shop and one of them was found upon the Prisoner Head, who then owned the Fact. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Cornelius , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Pocket-Book, value 4 d. and a Guinea, from the Person of Joseph Duplie on the 8th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor deposed that about 11 at Night he fell down and hurt himself, and meeting a Woman with a Child in her Arms went with her, and askt if he could have Plaister, and lie there; she said yes, had him into a Room where there was a Woman in Bed and would have had him gone to Bed to her, but he refuse desiring to sit up in a Chair, that the Prisoner carried him into another Room, and sat him down in the Chair in the dark; that the Prisoner, and the Woman who carried him to the House lay in a Bed in the same Room; that when he was asleep the Prisoner came and sat in his Lap, was very fond of him, and pickt his Pocket; and that he had his Book The Prisoner denied the Fact, said she was 60 Years of Age and had not had a Husband this 20 Years The Jury Acquitted her.

Elizabeth Smith , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Mother of Pearl Snuff Box set in Silver, a Silver Spoons, 2 Callico Gowns, a Crape Petticoat, a Silk Embroidered Apron 3 Cambrick Handkerchiefs, a Silk Hood, a pair of Stays, &c. the Goods of Philip Davis , in the Dwelling House of the said Philip Davis , on the 24th of April last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecetor's Servant , and had liv'd with him about 10 Day that he went to Harrow to see his Wife who was there, and when he came home the Goods and Prisoner were gone, and her Clothes left. That several of the Goods were found upon her when taken, others where she had disposed of them: that she confest the Fact before the Justice, and owned it also at her Trial: but it being laid in the Indictment to be the Goods of Philip Davis, and it appearing that those that were his did not amount to 40 s. the rest being his Daughters; the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 39 s . Transportation .

Mary Atkins , of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing a piece of Diaper, value 12 in the Shop of Robert Chadwick . The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner stole the Piece of Goods out of his Shop last Thursday. James Bartley deposed, that the Prisoner came to the Shop and agreed for some rough Muslin, left 18 d. Earnest, and said she would come for it in half an Hour; but he suspecting her followed her, and found the Piece of Diaper under her Ridinghood. Two other Evidences deposed, that they saw the Goods taken from under her Cloak.The Prisoner in her Defence said, that James Bartley had been in her Company several times, asked her to come to him and he would give her something, pay his Master for it; that accordingly she went, and he gave her the Goods she was now charged with she called none to prove it, nor to her Reputation The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Palmer and Daniel Watson . of St. Martin's Whitechapel , were indicted for feloniously stealing Yards of Cotten and Linnen Cheque, value 4 l. in Dwelling-House of Thomas Fletcher , on the 21st of the Instant May . It appear'd that Palmer was the Prosecutor's Servant , and that Watson workt in his House that whilst the Prosecutor and his Wife were gone out Palmer took the Goods, which she confest, saying that Watson persuaded her to take them. Her Confession before the Justice was read in Court. But the Evidence not being sufficient against Watson, the Jury Acquitted him, and found Mary Palmer Guilty to the value of 39 s . Transportation .

Jane Worsley , of St. James in Clerkwell , was indicted for Assaulting Margaret Pritchard on the High Way on the 14th of April last, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Stuff Ridinghood and a Linnen sheet . The Prosecutor deposed, that she met the Prisoner about 12 a Clock the Night aforesaid at Cow-Cross, who asked her where she (the Prosecutor) was going so late, who told her to Billingsgate in order to go to Sheernest; that the Prisoner said, it was not fit that a Woman of her Years should go so far and so late by her self, therefore said she would go with her: but when they came to Peters-Lane the Prisoner pull'd her into an Alley, stript her Ridinghood off and, had like to Throttle her. That she knew the Prisoner again, they both living in one Alley, and was sure she was the Person that robb'd her. Elizabeth Ellis deposed, that the Prisoner had lived by them Two Years. The Jury found her Guilty . Death .

Sarah Johnson and Mary Price , of St. James in Westminister , were indicted for privately stealing 4 Guineas from the Person of Nicholas Higgins , on the 12th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor deposed that between 11 and 12 a Clock the Night aforesaid, he met the Prisoners at the Corner of Pall Mall , that Price thrust her Hand into his Breeches, whereupon he laid his hand to his Fob, having most Money there, to secure it, the 4 Guineas were in his side Pocket; that Johnson came up and did the same; that when they had done, they went off, and he immediately mist his Guineas; that he followed and seized Johnson; and calling out the Watch stopt Price. That he had the Guineas in his Pocket Half an Hour before at Richard's Coffee-House at Temple-Bar, and that his Friend came along with him from thence, whom he had just parted with as he met the Prisoners, that they met no Body by the Way that could take his Money, and that he was not Drunk. - Mongomry (the Watchman) deposed, that the Prosecutor held Johnson, and he took Price, that he put them all three in the Roundhouse: and that he had carried Johnson and Price to Prison before for Night-Walking. Johnson in her Defence said, that Price and she had been at Chelsea, and going Home Price stopt to tye her Garter, that the Prosecutor came by and put his Hand up her Coats; that she (Johnson) desired him to be civil to Price she being with Child: whereupon he turn'd to her (Johnson) and put his Hand up her Coats; and said she was so Fat he could not feel what she had; so went to Price again, who he ran against a Door; and would have lain with her there, but the People opening it they had like to have fallen in; that then he forced her to another Door, then another, and because they would not comply called the Watch and charged them with picking his Pocket; that he was very Drunk and would have lain with a Woman in the Roundhouse, Mr. Trenworth deposed, that he came along with the Prosecutor from the Coffee-House, saw he had Gold there; and that he was not drunk. The Prisoners called some to their Reputation. The Jury considering the matter, that both of them could not take the 4 Guineas privately from his Person, as laid in the Indictment, found Mary Price Guilty of Felony only . Transportation : and Sarah Johnson, Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

John Smith , of St. Pancrass , was indicted for Assaulting Richard Kent on the High Way, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a pair of Leather Bags, value 1 s. 2 Perriwigs, value 3 l. and 6 Printed Books, the Goods of William Fish , Esq : but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Thomas Smith , of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon, value 10 s. the Goods of Thomas Russel , on the 30th of March last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , stole the Spoon, and was stopt in selling of it. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Bellham , alias Pelham , was indicted for felonlously stealing a Stuff Gown, value 8 s. and an Apron, value 2s. the Goods of Nicholas Whitton , on 2d. of May last. But no Evidence appearing against her, the Jury Acquitted her.

Edward Cotterell and George Durham , of St. Botolph without Aldgate , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 28 Pound weight of Iron the Goods of Elizabeth Fletcher , on the 21st of May and Durham for receiving the same knowing it to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed, that she lost several pieces of Iron which cost her 4 d. 1/2 per Pound, John Courland deposed, that the Prisoner called upon him, and askt him to go down to Mrs. Fletcher's, telling him there was a great deal of Iron in her Warehouse, that they went together, and the Prisoner handed it to him under Shoar, and that they sold it to Durham for 2d. 1/2 per Pound. The Prisoners denied the Fact but appearing to be Old Offenders. The Jury found them Guilty . Transportation .

Sarah Jarborne , alias Sharborne , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown and Petticoat, 3 Linnen Shifts, 4 Aprons, a Pillowbear and a Suit of Headclothes , the Goods of Henry Garter on the 11th of this Instant May . The fact being fully proved the Jury found her Guilty . Transportation .

Susannah Downes , alias Robinson , of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Holland Shifts and 5 Aprons on the 24th of this Instant May . The Goods of Mary Price : which being fully proved upon her, the Jury found her Guilty . Transportation .

Robert Rhodes of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Optick Glass, an ivory Box, 2 Silver Tea-Spoons and 3 pair of Silver Buckles , the Goods of Ann Caton on the 27th of this Instant May . The Prisoner was found hid under the Bed with the Goods in his Pocket; who in excuse said that he was in Liquor. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Stewart , and Alice his Wife , of St. Paul at Shadwell , were indicted for privately stealing a Leather Bag, value 1 d. and 5 l. in Money from the Person of William Bland , on the 2 d. of this Instant May . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted them.

, of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linnen Bag, and 9 l. 9 s. the Money of John Dyer , and 10 l. 9 s. 6 d. the Money of Henry Flowryman in the Dwelling House of Humphrey Parsons , Esq; on the 23d of this Instant May . It appeared that John Dyer sent for the Prisoner to mend his Box in which were the 2 Bags of Money, and the next Morning the Money was gone. The Prisoner confest the Fact before the Justice, and the Money was found where he told them he had laid it. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 39 s. Burnt in the Hand .

Emanuel Giles , of St. Mary in Whitechappel , together with Elizabeth his Wife, and Mary Martin not yet taken, was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch value 4 d. and 3 s. 6 d. in Money, from the Person of John Bryne , on the 28th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he was much disorder'd in Liquor lost his Watch and 3 s. 6 d. in Money; that the Prisoners Wife and another Woman pickt him up, carried him to his House up Stairs, where he fell asleep on the Bed. That the Prisoner came and bid him be gone: that a Stranger told him that Elizabeth Giles had pawned his Watch in Petticoat Lane. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that when be came home he found the Prosecutor in his Bed very Drunk, that he was half an Hour before he could wake him; that asking him how he came there, he said Two Women brought him thither: and that he knew nothing of his Watch or Money. The Jury Acquitted him.

William Raine , of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 9 s. the Money, of John Harburst , on the 21st of this Instant May , which being fully proved upon him, the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

William Moor , of Barnet , was indicted for privately stealing the Lock of a Pistol, value 5 s. in the Shop of Thomas Heath , on the 1st of April last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Elizabeth Rawson , of St. Ann in Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linnen Gown and Petticoat, a Quilted Petticoat, a Ridinghood, 2 Lace Caps, 2 Cambrick Handkerchiefs, an Apron, a Pair of Clogs, &c. The Goods of Terence Redman , in the Dwelling-House of the said Redman , on the 3 d of August last. It appeared that the Prisoner nurst the Prosecutor's Wife in her Lying in, and when the Prosecutor was gone out the Morning aforesaid, took the Goods and went away with them. That when taken she confest where she had sold them, and the suit of Clothes were found accordingly. The Jury considering the Matter, found her Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Robert Booth , alias Browne, alias Bucklept alias Bowyer, alias Browley, alias Bartur, alias Brooks, alias Bruce, alias Butler, alias Bartey, alias Thomas Battler , late of Chelsea Yeoman , who was Convicted of a Felony last Sessions, for Marrying Elizabeth Elliot , his former Wife Hannah Blackham being then living, was now indicted For feloniously stealing a Sattin Gown and Petticoat, a Damask Silk Gown and Petticoat, and other Goods to the value of 35 l. the Goods of Elizabeth Elliot , on the 10th of May 1720 . in the Dwelling-House of Elizabeth Fairless . The Jury found him Guilty of the Fact upon the Evidence, which was very full, and that he was very Notorious in those vile Practices, and Married all his Wives with a Felonious Intent to Rob them of their Money and Goods, and as to the Indictment found a special Verdict whether the Fact was Felony or not .

Barbara Spencer alias Dawling , Alice Hall alias Complin and Elizabeth Bray , of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , were indicted for High Treason, in Counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom , on the 13th of April last. Elizabeth Miles deposed, that on Wednesday the 12th of April, Spencer and her self went to Hall's Lodgings; that Hall was not at Home, but Bray was there and made them both Fuddled, desired them to lie down on the Bed and not to go away till she (who was going out a little way) came back again; that she came back and waked them, and about 12 a Clock Hall and another Woman came Home; that they staid there all Night, and the next Morning they all went out together and Drank at a Brandy-Shop in Bishopsgate-street; that Spencer call'd Hall aside, and told her that she had no more bad Money, and Hall reply'd, that the might go home to her Room and make some; and if the has any occasion for her, she would meet her at the Bell and Horse-shoe in Bishopsgate-Street at 2 in the Afternoon, (the strange Woman then being in Company) that they met accordingly, and Hall brought the Metal with her, and after they had Drank Two or Three Pints of Beer and Ale, Hall bid Spencer, Bray, and this Evidence go to her Room and make a Fire, and she would be with them as soon as it was lighted; that as they went to her Room Bray went into a Shop and bought the Materials to make the Molds; that Hall came as soon as the Fire was made, lockt the Door, melted and refined the Metal whilst Spencer and Bray made the Molds: that Hall melted the Metal and Spencer cast the Counterfeit Shillings to the Number of 40, which were all they made that Day: that Spencer gave half a Crown apiece to Hall and Bray for their Trouble; took the Flasks or Molds with a Shilling in them, telling them that if they were found in their House it were enough to take 20 Peoples Lives away, and gave them to her (this Evidence) to carry, for fear she should be taken up being known to be a Person dealing that way; and left the Ladle and File in Hall's Room in a Cupboard over the Door; saying, they could not make any thing of them if they should find them: That Spencer had Five of the Forty that were made then, and she (this Evidence) had the rest, but could not tell justly how many they were, being given to her wrapt up in a Paper.

Andrew Wild deposed that being in Fleet Street with Mr. Fenton and Mr. Nichols, he saw Spencer (whom he knew) and Elizabeth Miles (the former Evidence, who he was inform'd carry'd bad Money for Spencer) coming along, and told Mr. Fenton and Mr. Nichols that they were concern'd in Coining; that they carry'd them to the Tavern, and searching found 28. Counterfeit Shillings and the Molds with a Shilling in it on Miles; but nothing on Spencer, that the Money was wrapt up in a Paper, but the Molds in a piece of Leather and a Handkerchief, that when he took the Molds from Miles and laid them on the Table (not knowing then what they were, being in a Handkerchief) Spencer snatcht them up, and said, You Bitch are you going to hang us both: and they struggled a good while before they could get them from her. Then Spencer called him out and offer'd 30 l; to let them go.

Mr. Fenton and Mr. Nichols confirm'd the same with this Difference only, that Mr. Fenton deposed Spencer offered them 30 l. a piece to let them go.

Mr. Plumridze deposed that he heard Spencer say she was a dead Woman; that the 28 s. and the Molds with a Shilling in them were sealed up before the Justice, that he had had them in his Custody ever since; and that what he then produced in Court were the same, and the Leather and Handkerchief which they were wrapt in.

Robert Bridgeman deposed, that Hall and Bray lodgd in his House, and that he found a Ladle and File in a Cupboard over the Door in Hall and Bray's Room the Evening of the same Day they were taken up.

Mr. Plumridge being called again and shewed Counterfeit Shillings that were kept by themselves deposed that he had them of Mr. Pinkney.

Mr. Pinkney deposed that he had them from Mill and delivered them to Mr. Plumridge.

Miles being called again, deposed that she had that of Spencer in the Prison, and gave them to Mr. Pinkney

Mrs. Bunn deposed that the saw Spencer pull 5 Shillings out of her Bosom in the Prison Yard the next Morning, and give them to Miles; and that she perceived them to be Counterfeit.

All of them denied the Fact, and Spencer and Hall called some to their Reputation.

The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted Hall and Bray, and found Barbara Spencer Guilty the Indictment. To be Burnt .

William Wade , of Stanwell , was indicted for Assaulting James Hickes on the High-Way, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Bay Gelding, value 10 l. the Goods of Charles Pratley , and a 2 Males, value 4 l. and Fifty Leather Bags value 5 l. the Goods of our Sovereign Lord the King , on the 18th of January last.

James Hicks deposed, that he met the Prisoner between Colebrook and Long-Ford between 4 and 5 in the Morning; who took hold of his Horse's Bridle and bid him stand; that he (this Evidence) told him, he was but a poor Post-Boy , going with the Bristol Male that the Prisoner reply'd G...d D...n you, is it you that I want, and bad him get off; that he carried him into a Field, and took the Bristol Male off the Horse and took out 2 Bags under a Hay Reek, and made this Evidence go on the other side of the Hay-Reek but he saw his Face several Times, it being Star-Light, and by the Light of a Dark Lanthorn which the Prisoner had to do this Business by, and was sure he was the same Person, his Face being bare and not disguised. That he saw him in New Prison, and knew him from the other Men; that he took some Letters out of the Bag and left him to put up the rest: that he was on Foot, Booted and Spurr'd, and said his Horse was at Colebrook.

James Reading deposed, that one Shaw came to him as he was a Bed, telling him he had a thing sent to him would be the making of him; that Shuffle (which was the Prisoner's Nick-Name amongst them) had Robb'd the Bristol Male: that he went with Shaw to the Prisoner's where he found Dickinson: that he Prisoner gave Dickinson two Letters taken out of the Bristol Male: giving an Account of some Money coming up by the Pack-Horses and by the Waggon: that the Prisoner hired a Horse for Dickinson, and he (this Evidence) hired one for Shaw, who went in quest of the Booty: but they were overpower'd and pursued and Dickinson's Mare was rid to Death: that while they were gone the Prisoner was very uneasy that he had trusted such an Affair in their Hands, for fear he should be betray'd, or they should cheat him of his Snack; that when Dickinson return'd, he came to this Evidence and desired him to carry the Horse to Shuffle: for he had got no Money, and was afraid to see him. Ralph Barlow deposed, that he saw the Prisoner in Company with 2 Highway Men whilst they robb'd the Exeter Coach; that he did not rob the Coach himself, but stood by, anst Rode off with the two that did, that this Evidence riding by at the same time, the Prisoner knockt him off his House, and said he had a good mind to Shoot him; that he had seen him Drinking with Snow on Tanbam Green, and on the Road several times.

Mr. Archer deposed, that he went with Hickes and Barlow to New-Prison to let them see if they knew the Prisoner, and gave them Directions that they should not speak to one another, but give him their Opinion separate: that they both told him the Prisoner was the Man; that he was walking first with one Man, then with another, not alone, but about 12 or 14 People walking; and that he gave them no hint to discover the Prisoner by.

Mr. Bell deposed, that he was in the Office when the Male came in the 18th of January; that the Bristol and Bath Bags were broke, and above 600 Letters taken out.

The Prisoner denied that he was the Person, saying that he had been bred up to the Sea and liv'd very well while he followed it, which was till he received a Hurt in his Should r, about 5 Years ago, which disabled him for that Service; and that he was unfit to rob on the High Way: that having saved some Money, he set up a Chandler's Shop in Covent Garden, and lived very honestly and in credit there ever since, and called the following Persons to invalidate the Evidence of Reading and Hickes.

One Evidence deposed, that he heard Reading say, that rather than be Hang'd himself, he'd Hang half the Nation; nay he'd Hang the Devil. That Reading told Strut that he was the King's Evidence; and if he would not give him 5 pieces he would hang him. That Strut gave him 3 Guineas, and a Note for 2 more; which not being paid, he swore a Felony against him.

One Johnson (a Soldier) deposed, that he heard Reading say in New Prison, that Wade had brought it upon himself; and it was his own Fault, for he met him, and he would not come down to him; upon which he Rapt at once.

William Wagland deposed, that he was in New Prison when one Strut was there; that Reading got 2 Guineas out of Strut, and said he should give him more. Charles Newman deposed, that he bailed a Friend of his out of New Prison, who told him, if he did not, Reading would sweat away his Life; that Strut was taken up again, and the Constable had 2 Guineas of him, and he (this Evidence) gave Reading Half a Crown, who swore that he was not the Person.

Mr. Mr. Burroughs (Ostler at the George at Hounslow being subpoena'd by the Prisoner, and askt) deposed, that James Hickes (the Post Boy) had taken Money out of his Pocket several times; that one time he caught him, and he gave him his Money again; that he dragg'd him thro the Horse-Pond for it; and that he never saw the Prisoner before.

Mr. Davis deposed that he was acquainted with Mr. Cheesbrook's Sons at the Post-Office in the Hay-Market, and heard James Hickes say, that he could not be sure it was the Prisoner; but be believed that he was the Person. And that he said it was a dark Rainy Morning.

James Hickes being called again, deposed, that Mr. Davis and Mr. Cheesebrook's Sons followed him two or three Days, advising him not to swear against the Prisoner. And that it had Rained just before, but was cleared up then. And that this Soldier (pointing to Johnson) offered him 20l. not to swear against the Prisoner, and desired him to go with him to Wade's Wife, and askt him as they went along, Whether if Mrs. Wade would give him 10 or 20 l. and put him out Appentice in the Country, he would was stifle his Evidence.

Johnson being called again deposed, that he never saw Hicks in his Life before this time.

Hicks again deposed, that he was very like the Man.

Jane Turvel deposed, that she knew the Soldier that came with Hickes, and that this is not the same Soldier.

Mr. Carron deposed, that he saw the Boy and Wilks the Soldier together, not this Soldier, who said to him, What signifies it to take away his Life? Had not you better take 10 or 20 Guineas? That Wilks is an ill Man. and owed the Prisoner a Grudge.

The Prisoner also called a great many of his Neighbours, and others whom he had Dealings with; seven of whom were Sworn, and gave him a very good Character, and that they never saw him in a Riding Posture, either Booted or with Spurs, &c. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted him.

John Turner , of St. Mary in the Savoy , was indicted for the Murder of John Milton , by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Sword on the Forehead, on the 8th of April last, of which he languished till the 19th. and then Died . He was indicted a second time on the Coroner's Inquest for the same. John Barns deposed, that John Milton , (the Deceased) asked him to take a Walk with him, that they walk'd to the Green Trees by the Canal side; that they met the Prisoner's Wife with a Man against a Tree; that the Deceased said, what will you make the Kings Park a Bawdyhouse? and laid hold of her to carry her to the Lodge; that the Prisoner came up and said D - n you let her go; drew his Sword, and struck the Deceased and himself over their Heads before their Swords were drawn; and said to the Deceased, D - n you Advance, or I will run you through. That he (this Evidence) drew and went to part them: that the Deceased ran cross the Grass and sat in a Centry Box, and he advised him not to set there, but go to the Surgeon. That the Deceased's Sword was not drawn at all, but only his Bayonet. James Gary and Henry Love deposed, that the Prisoner was bloody next Morning; being Easter-Day; complained of his Head on Monday, but was under Arms, went to Guard on Tuesday, was sent home on Wednesday, and seemed to be light Headed, and complained of a Pain in his Back; and on Thursday he was in a Fever. The Prisoner in his Defence said that the Deceased struck him over the Face first; that he retired till his Foot slipt and the Deceased darted his Bayonet at him. Richard Watts deposed, that he was walking in the Park, and the Prisoner and his Wife quarrelled, and the Deceased came up and said, What do you abuse the Woman for? that the Prisoner told him it was his Wife: that the Deceased drew and darted his Sword at the Prisoner, who retreated, and the Deceased advanced. Ann Carefoot confirmed the former Evidence. The Surgeons deposed, that after he was Dead his Scull was opened and the Wound search'd, which was a simple Wound, not Mortal, but that he had a Malignant Fever, which was the Cause of his Death. The Jury considering the matter found him Guilty of Manslaughter only . Burnt in the Hand .

Mary Wilson , of Chiswick , was indicted for the Murder of her Female Bastard Child , on the 7th of this instant May . She was indicted a Second time on the Coroner's Inquest for the same. Mrs. Pepper deposed, that she had belong'd to Mr. Barker's Family as a Chorewoman for 6 Years, and was sent for to the Prisoner (his Servant ) that she perceived she had a Child, and charged her with it, which she at first denied, but afterwards told her, that if she would take that Key and go into the Wash-house she should find a Thing: that she went and upon the Cheese-Press-stone behind the Press, she found a Female Child at full Growth to the best of her Knowledge: that there were no Marks of Violence upon the Child: that it was not Stiff but very Limp. Elizabeth Browne deposed, that she being sent for found the Prisoner in Bed in a very work Condition, who told her, that the Child was born Dead; that there were no Marks about it, but that it was so limber that one might wrap it about one's Hand like a Cloth; and that the Child's Hands were open. Mr. Allsshaw deposed, that he found both the Arm bones of the Child broke, and when he opened it the blood gushed out at the Bowels; that it was very limber, but if it had been born alive it would have been Stiff; that there were no Marks of Violence upon it, not so much as a Scratch. Two other Evidences produced some Childbed Linnen which they found in the Prisoner's Trunk. The Jury considering the matter, Acquitted her.

Thomas Vincent , Junior of Fulham , was indicted for the Murder of Thomas Holden , by giving him a Mortal Bruise on the Left part of the Body near the short Ribs, on the 9th of December last, of which he languished till the 13th of February following, and then Died ; he was also indicted a Second time, on the Coroner's Inquest for the same. It appeared that the Deceased was drinking at the Crown at North-End , with John Collins , Daniel Hammond and Giles Millet on the Day aforesaid, and that the Prisoner, his Father and his Brother came in with 2 Violins and a Bass Viol; that the Prisoner's Father and the Deceas'd quarrelled about a Game Cock, that his Father put the Deceased's Hat and Wig off with his Fiddlestick, and struck him in the Face, that Giles Millet said if it was his Case he would make him pay for it, whereupon he struck Millet, who took the Poker out of the Fire and Burnt and Cut the Prisoner's Father in a dangerous manner; that Richard Vincent (the Prisoner's Brother) ran to the Prisoner, who was playing to Company in another Room, and askt him what made him what made him stay playing there whilst his Father was kill'd? to which he reply'd, Kill'd! who has Kill'd him? and his Brother answered, Giles Millet . That during this, Mrs. Mills had got the Deceased and Millet up Stairs and lockt them into her Room: but the Prisoner and his Brother went up, saying, where is the Rogue that has Kill'd my Father? set his Foot against the Door, and it flew, open; (that their Father followed them) that he fell upon Millet first, and afterwards upon the Prisoner. Mr. Browne and Mr. Adams deposed, that they believed the Bruises hasten'd his Death. That the Deceased went abroad for 6 or 7 Weeks afterwards seemingly very well, and declared to several Persons that he was so, only had a little Hurt on his Eye, and that he was as active and vigorous as before. The Jury considering the matter, Acquitted him.

Mary Davis alias Smith , and Elizabeth Askew alias Green , of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, a Silver Coffee-Pot, a Silver Tea-Pot and Lamp, 10 Silver Spoons, 11 Silver Forks, 1 Silver Salver, 4 Silver Salts, 7 Silver Tea-Spoons, 1 pair of Silver Tongs, 2 Yards of Lawn, a Ridinghood, a Cambrick Neckcloth, &c. in all to the value of 32 l. the Goods of Jacob Henriques on the 3d of this Instant May . It appeared that the Prisoner Davis went to the Prosecutor's Wife to be hired for a Chamber Maid , and being ask'd where she liv'd last, that they might enquire after her Character, told them at Madam Green's, at Mrs. Curtis's in New-North-Street, and that she came away because her Lady was going into Worcestershire and she could not bear being there, because her Father who lived there had Married a Second Wife, who had abused her Sister and turn'd her out of Doors. That going to enquire according to her Directions, the Lady Green proved to be the other Prisoner, Elizabeth Askew alias Green, who indeed said she had liv'd with her 4 Years, and gave her a very good Character, and exprest some concern for her leaving of her, saying that she could not persuade her to go down into the Country with her. That she came on the Friday, and persuading her Mistress to let her go out betimes the Wednesday following to get some May-Dew to make a Wash to take out Pimples and Freckles from the Face, took that Opportunity to carry off the Goods before any in the Family were up. Davis in her Defence said, that her Master gave her the Goods for Favours received from her, having kept her Company, and called one William Morgan to prove it; but he happen'd to be mistaken in the describing of the Place; but got out of Court before he was call'd a Second time to answer to some Questions. It not appearing that Askew alias Green was present at the stealing of the Goods, tho' she was the Chief Disposer of them; afterwards, the Jury Acquitted her of this Indictment, and found Davis Guilty . Transportation .

They were a second time indicted of the Parish of St. Andrew in Holbourn for a Misdemeanour, in defrauding James Brass of 12 Yards of Sattin, 9 Yards of Callicoe, 8 Yards of Muslin, 5 Yards of Soosee-Silk, in all to the value of 14 l. 18 s. on the 2d of this Instant May . It appeared that Askew went to the Prosecutor's House telling his Wife that her Lady wanted some Goods of the best, and that she must bring them along with her; that she went with her accordingly to a reputable House in New-North-Street; that Davis (who was richly drest) carried them up to the Lady, and came down again and said she liked them very well, and that she must go and fetch some of the best of her Goods for Linings; that Askew told her she must give her the Buying of what she wanted for her self, for helping her to so good a Customer, for her Lady always pay'd ready Money for what she bought; she would take the Advice of a Friend who would be there by that time she could return with the Linings; Mrs. Bass seeing every thing look very Grand, went home to fetch some Linings for her Ladyship, well pleas'd that she had got so good a ready Money Lady for her Customer; but alas! when she return'd, the Lady, her Maid and the Goods she left before, were gone. The Jury found them Guilty of this Indictment. For which Misdemeanour Elizabeth Askew alias Green was fined 20 Marks and to stand upon the Pillory .

Samuel Cornish , of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for a Misdemeanour in taking 54 Pound weight of Lead from the Freehold of Elihu Yale , on the 23d of this Instant May . The Fact being fully proved upon him, the Jury found him Guilty . Fined 5 l. and to suffer 3 Months Imprisonment .

John Carter , alias Whalebone , of St. Dunstan at Stepney was indicted for a Misdemeanour in entering the Dwelling House of Thomas Tapping on the 9th of this Instant May , with an Intent to steal his Goods . Which being Fully proved upon him, the Jury found him Guilty . Fined 10 l. and to undergo 4 Months Imprisonment .

William Berridge , of St. James at Clerkenwell , was indicted for Assaulting Richard Cook Gent. on the High Way, on the 7th of March last, and taking from him a Hat, a Silver Hilted Sword, a Silver Tooth-pick-Case, a Silver Box, a Penknife, a Silk Bed-Gown, and 9 s. 6 d. in Money . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Diana Cole , who should have given Evidence against the before-mentioned William Berridge , but instead thereof cleared him, by saying that he was not the Person that she had the Goods of, was indicted for a Misdemeanor in receiving the said Goods ; which being proved by sufficient Evidence and her own Confession on her Trial, The Jury found her Guilty . But her Sentence is Respited till next Sessions .

Mary Andrews , of St. Mary in Whitechapel , was indicted for Assaulting William Rowley on the High Way, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 54 s. in Money , on the 19th of April last. The Prisoner stood Mute, and refused to plead, till the Money which was taken from her when she was apprehended, should be restored to her. And notwithstanding the Admonition of the Court, was so obstinate as to suffer three Whipcords to be broke in tying her Thumbs, as the Law requires in such Cases, and then Pleaded Not Guilty. And no Evidence appearing against her, the Jury Acquitted her.

Robert Barker , was indicted for a Misdemeanour in publishing a Forged and Counterfeit Lease under the Hands of the Principal Officers of the Ordinance, of a certain Armory-Mill belonging to the Crown. But it appearing to be done before the last General Pardon, the Jury Acquitted him.

Deborah Fletcher , was indicted for a Misdemeanour in charging Michael Stockwell with a Bastard Child but no Evidence appearing against her, the Jury Acquitted her.

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 8.

Thomas Rogers alias Cane, Barbara Spencer alias Dawling, Robert Godfrey alias Perkins, William Witherell , Margaret Clarke , John Allcock , Jane Worsley and Sarah Johnson .

Burnt in the Hand, 14.

John Turner , C - F -, Edward Coolham , Michael Pickes , James Carreck , John Underhill , Mary Rawford , William Ingledew , Benjamin Pettit , John Field , John Jones , Thomas Miller alias Millard, John Hixon alias Newton, and John Farres . The last 11 Formerly Convicted, and Nixon and Farres sent to the Work-House.

To be Transported, 27

John Jones , Ann Wilkinson , Randolph Williams , Benjamin Ash , William Earl , Thomas Moldin , William Rippon , Thomas Pearce , Ruth Jones , Mary Rayner , John Grout , John Cauthrey , Mary Davis alias Smith, Elizabeth Smith , Mary Atkins , Mary Palmer , Mary Price , Thomas Smith , Edward Cotterell , George Durham Sarah Jarborne alias Sharborne, Susannah Downes alias Robinson, William Raine , Elizabeth Rawson : Cuthbert Wharton , Job Orchard and Robert Rhodes .

To be Whipt, 4.

Edward Chapman , Margaret Smithson , Grace Woolley , and Jonas Hilary . The Two last formerly Convicted.

Elizabeth Askew alias Green, for her Misdemeanour, was Fined 20 Marks, and to stand upon the Pillory.

John Carter alias Whalebone, Fined 10 Pounds, and to suffer Four Months Imprisonment.

John Cornish , Fined 5 Pounds and to suffer 3 Months Imprisonment.

Diana Cole 's Sentence is Respited till next Sessions. Robert Booth , was found Guilty of the Fact, but the Jury brought in a Special Verdict.

Barbara Spencer , Margaret Clarke and Sarah Johnson , pleaded their Bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being impannelled, found Ann Clark only with quick Child, the other Two Not.