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Old Bailey Proceedings, 30th August 1721.

THE PROGEEDINGS 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 30th, and 31st of August, and the 1st, of this Instant September, 1721. In the Eighth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir JOHN FRYER , Bart. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Justice Fortesceu, Sir William Thompson , Kt. 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.

Edward Jarman ,

Richard Harrison ,

Daniel Jones ,

William Collins ,

Thomas Bugby ,

James Speckman ,

Peter Drybutter ,

Abraham Lassoon ,

Jonathan Hickes ,

Anthony Selfe ,

John Bury ,

James Marriner ,

Middlesex Jury.

Robert Kent ,

William Halloway ,

Francis Taylor ,

William Attlee ,

John Hinton ,

Arthur Simpson ,

John Charlewood ,

Matthew Hutchins ,

Christopher Grey ,

Samuel Fish ,

John Cordwell ,

Robert Beck .

Rebekah Moore of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Porridge Pot, value 7 s. Fustian Frock and Wastcoat, value 10. an Apron 21. and a Muslin Handkerchief value 1 s. the Goods of Henry Walden , on the 23d of August last. Alice Walden deposed, that the Prisoner came to their House between 7 and 9 in the Evening, went up into the Garret and took the Goods; that she went to the Prisoner the next Day. When she confessed the Fact, and had her to the Place where she had sold the Pot. Her Confession before the Justice was read in Court, and she did not deny it on her Tryal. The Jury considering the Matter, found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

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Thomas Simpson , of St. Peter in Cornhill , was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Pound weight of Beef. Value 18 d. the Goods of George Brooks , on the 24th of July last. It appeared that the Prisoner took the Beef, and being seen by the Watchman who lookt after it, going to take another piece, he apprehended him with it upon him. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Robert Lockey , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing 3 dozen of Sword Blades, value 50 s. in the Shop of John Baily , on the 1st of August last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Journeyman , and took the Goods, and gave them to one Vaughan (another of his Journeymen) to sell, who confest the Matter. That when before the Justice he said that Vaughan enticed him to do it, and Vaughan said that the Prisoner enticed him. His Confession was read in Court, and he also owned it on his Tryal. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d .

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Mary Bostock , alias Head , of the Parish of St. Bartholomew the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing 19 Yards of Flower'd Damask, 9 Yards of Camblet, and 12 Yards of Callicoe, in all to the value of 7l. in the Dwelling House of Philip Bodham on the 22d of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was this Servant and workt by the Day for him 5 Years: That his Wife losing her Silver Snuff-Box, and searching the Prisoner's Lodging for it, found the Goods mentioned in the Indictment. The Prisoner said in excuse that it was her first Fact. The Jury found her Guilty . Death. But it being committed before the 24th of July last, (the time limited in his Majesty's most Gracious Pardon) the Court respited her Sentence till next Sessions

Ann Sweetman Mary Clopper , and Rebekah Hinton , of St. Stephen in Coloman-street , were indicted, the two first for breaking the Dwelling-House of John Izard in the Day time, and taking thence a Sattin Grown value 30 s. a Poplin Petticoat value 10 s. a Furbelow Scarf, a Camblet Riding-Hood, &c. on The 12th of July last. And Rebekah Hinton as Accessory before the Fact, in persuading and abetting them to do it . Mary Izard deposed, that whilst she was out at work the Door was broke and the Goods taken away. That Sweetman and Clopper confest when apprehended that they took the Goods and carried them to Hinton, ( the Goods were Pawn'd at Barbara Ray 's in Crowders-Well-Alley in Hinton's Name. Their Confession before the Justice was read in Court. There being no Proof against Hinton as Accessory before the Fact, the Jury Acquitted her of this Indictment. And The Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Burglary, found Sweetman and Clopper Guilty of Feloney only .

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John Bland , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Game-Cock, value 10 s. the Goods of Samuel Pickering , on the 17th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that his Cock was taken out of his Shed in the Night-time, and that the Prisoner had Matcht it to fight with another for Half a Crown which Match he having notice of, he went and found his Cock and took it away. The Prisoner said that one Edward Warburton sent him into Leather-Lane to Fetch the Cock to carry to the Place to fight. But could not prove it, nor called he any to his Reputation. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Hannah Chapman , alias Williams alias Dye , of St.Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sarfenet-Hood, a Suit of Lace Headclothes, a Fan , &c the Goods of Edward Trench , on the 11th of June last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.

Mary Hatton , alias Norton , of St. Katherine CreedChurch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Gown value 25 s. the Goods of John Holcrow , on the 30th of June last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquited her.

Henry Mason of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for committing a Rape on the Body of Ann Bierdsly , a Girl within the Age of 10 Years, on the 26th of July last. But no Evidence appearing against him, the Jury Acquitted him.

Amy Piercy , was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in committing a Wilful Perjury by making two Affidavits, one whereof contradicted the other, in order to pervert Justice . But there being a Mistake in reciting one of the Affidavits in the Indictment, the Jury Acquitted her .

William Lewis , of St. Andrew Undershaft , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Sattin Gowns, value 4 l. 2 Sattin Petticoats value 2 l. a Mantua Silk Petticoat, a Silk Apron, &c in the Dwelling House of William Wise , on the 16th of August last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Katharine Baker , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Linnen Shams, value 2 s. a pair of Worsted Stockings, value 2 s. and 6d. in Money , the Goods and Money of George Steel on the 19th of August last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was Servant in the House where the Prosecutor lodged, and used to clean his Room, by which means she had an Opportunity to take the Goods mentioned in the Indictment which she carried to Mary Hallis , where the Stockings were found. The Prisoner in her Defence said that she carried the Shams to Hallis to wash, and she pawned them: The Jury considering the Matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Mary Twiddy , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Dimity Mantle, value 4 s. the Goods of Hannah Rhodes , and a Silk Scarf value 13 s. and 5 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Margaret Bolton . It appeared that the Prisoner was a Charewoman and took the Goods, and the Mantle was found in Monmouth Street, where she had sold it. She owned the Fact when taken, tho' she denied it on her Trial. The Jury considering the Matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Mary Stevens , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Spoons, value 18 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Owen , on the 19th of July last. Grace Hastings deposed, that she (this Evidence) living with the Prosecutor, the Prisoner came to see her, and took the Spoons and pawn'd them, which she confest when taken. Her Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Jury considering the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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John Green , of St. Ann in Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing a Bible, value 5 s. from the Person of Robert Street , on the 30th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as he was coming from Church one Sunday, standing at the Prince's Gate , the Prisoner pickt his Pocket of his Bible, which he presently missing, followed him and found it in his Pocket. The Prisoner pleaded that it could not be the 30th, by reason he was committed for the said Fact the 24th, the day after he did it, and therefore pray'd the Benefit of His Majesty's Pardon. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Thomas Moulden , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Chints Gown, value 3 l. the Goods of Elizabeth Harding in the Dwelling House of George Gosling , on the 19th of August last. William Brion deposed, that he was desired to carry the Goods to the Prosecutor's, and that going along he went into Mr. Gosling's to Drink and gave him the Goods, desiring him to take care of them while he went to the Vault, that when he came back they were gone: That he followed the Prisoner, who was in the Yard when he went in, and he was taken with them upon him. The Goods were produced in Court, and swore to by the Prosecutor, and to be worth 20 s. John Gosling deposed, that he saw the former Evidence give the Goods to his Father, who carried them in and laid them on the Dresser. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that another Man gave him the Bundle, but could not prove it, nor called he any to his Reputation. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 20 s .

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William Saunders , of Paddington , was indicted for Assaulting Elizabeth Simmonds on the High Way, on the 20th of July last, putting her in Fear, and taking from her 30 s. and 9 d. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted him.

Pleasant Roberts , of Hanwell , was indicted for the Murder of her Male Bastard Child, by throwing it into a House of Office . Ralph Norris deposed, that Katherine Davis , Eleanor Moseley , and the Girl being searching the Vault with a Poker, called him; that they felt something, but could not come at it; whereupon he lifted up the Bottom with the Poker, and took the Child out with a pair of Tongs: That the Prisoner owned she had a Child, and put it there, but said it was stilborn. Abigail Partridge deposed, that she saw the Child, that it was much bruised about the Head, the Skin off the left side, and that it was at full Growth. Eleanor Mosely confirmed the finding the Child in the Vault; and farther deposed, that she perceiving the Prisoner not well at Supper, askt her what was the matter, who reply'd, that the soure Beer had Gript her; but deny'd that she was with Child. Katharine Davis deposed that she was present at the finding the Child in the Vault, that it's Head was much bruised, and some Blood at its Nose. Her Confession before the Justice was read, wherein she owned that she was delivered about 12 a Clock on Saturday Night of a Stilborn Child, which she put into the Vault. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that it was stilborn, and called the following Evidence to prove that she had made provision for it. Richard Green deposed, that the Prisoner's Brother desired him (this Evidence) to go along with him to Newgate to see his Sister: that he (this Evidence) askt her if she had provided Necessaries for it if it should have been born alive; to which she replyed the she had; and gave him the Key of her Trunk, which was at her Sister's; that he went thither, unlockt her Trunk and took out the Childbed Linnen which he produced in Court. William Tate deposed, that he saw the former Evidence take the Linnen out of the Prisoner's Trunk. She also called several to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted her.

David Pritchard , of St. Mary in the Savoy , was indicted for privately stealing 28 Yards of Crape in the Shop of James Dufour , on the 12th of August last. Isaac Johnson deposed, that he seeing the Prisoner loitering about the Prosecutor's Shop, watcht him; and when the Stationer's Door (which was next to the Prosecutor's) was shut, he saw the Prisoner put his Arm over the Grate and take the Goods; whereupon he ran up to him, and took him with the Goods under his Left Arm. William Dunkley deposed, that he seeing the former Evidence stand at the end of the Street, askt him what he staid there for; who told him that he had observed the Prisoner lurking about, and suspected that he had a Design against the Prosecutor's Shop: that he said he has done, and they ran to seize him; but a Coach running by, this Evidence did not come up till the former Evidence was scuffling with the Prisoner on the Ground with the Goods under him. The Prisoner denied the Fact and said that he was accidentally going by. He called several to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character. The Jury considering the whole matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Richard Anderson , of St. James in Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Camblet Riding-Hood value 4 s. the Goods of Nicholas Reddit , on the 21st of August last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Sarah Hanesley , of St. Leonard in Shoreditch , was indicted for the Murder of her Male Infant Bastard Child, by wrapping and smothering it in a Linnen Cloth , on the 24th of August last. Mrs Scott deposed, that the Prisoner had been her Servant 10 Years, and behaved her self well; that the Friday before, she (the Prisoner) was taken ill of a Fever, and she (this Evidence) sent for an Apothecary for her, who gave her what he thought proper; that on Wednesday one of her Neighbours told her that the Prisoner was with Child, and on Thursday another told her so; whereupon she went up with Mrs. Wigg to examine her about it: that the Prisoner being askt, said she was not with Child, for it was come from her, that she did not hear it cry; that she thought she had a Month to go: that she said the Child was by her in the Bed, and offered to show it to them; but she (this Evidence) said she could not bear the Sight, and they went down again without seeing of it. Mrs. Wigg deposed, that she went up with Mrs. Scott, and confirmed her Evidence. Mary Green deposed, that Mrs Scott sent for her to go up to the Prisoner, that she found the Child wrapt up at length in a clean Apron by her Side; and believes that if it had been born alive, it might have been so when she saw it; that there were no Marks of Violence about it, but lookt fair and well; and that it was full grown. She farther deposed, that she found some Linnen cut out, but not made, (which was produced in Court) in a Chest of Drawers, and that the Prisoner told her, she thought she had a Month longer to go, and her Mistress, being to go into the Country in a Week's time, intended to have made it up in her Absence. Mrs. Alexander deposed that she viewed the Child, saw no Hurt on it, and that it was full grown. She also called several to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted her.

Richard Rymer , of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon, value 10 s. the Goods of Jabes Collier Gent , on the 14th of July last. It appeared that the Prisoner knockt at the Prosecutor's Door, and askt the Maid how the Water came in, pretending to be a Servant to the New River Company: that she went down with him and shewed him the Pipe and Cock where it ran into the Cistern in the Kitchin, where was a Silver Porringer and 3 Spoons; that he took up one of the Spoons which the Maid perceiving, askt him what he had got, and he reply'd, a Scure to open the Pipe, saying, that the Water should come in as well as ever it did: holding his Hand which had the Spoon in it behind him; but she seized his Hand and took the Spoon from him, and calling out, when the Clerks came to her Assistance they searcht him, but found nothing else upon him. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Prisoner in his Defence said that he was very drunk, and did not know where he was. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Eleanor Haresnape and Elizabeth Bembrick . of St. Clement Danes , were indicted for feloniously stealing 16 Pound weight of Feathers, a Pillowbear, a Copper Coffee-Pot, a China Dish, a Looking-Glass and a Brass Candlestick, in all to the value of 29 s. the Goods of John Bradshaw , on the 19th of July last. It appear'd that Bembrick and her Husband lodged at the Prosecutor's 3 Weeks, and went away; and when they were gone the Goods were missing, whereupon he took up the Prisoners, and they confest where they had pawn'd them; that Haresnape (Bembrick's Mother) took the Coffee Pot and Candlestick, and Bembrick the other Goods. The Jury considering the matter, found them Guilty to the value of 10 d. each.

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Jonathan Howel alias Johnson , and Temperance Walker , of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing a Tabby Gown and Petticoat, a Callicoe Gown and Petticoat, and divers other Goods to the value of 7 or 8 l. the Goods of Richard Glascock , in the Dwelling House of John Watson , on the 25th of January last; and Temperance Walker for receiving the same knowing them to be stole . Mary Glascock deposed, that her Door was broke the 25th of January between 12 and 1 at Noon, (she being out) and the Goods mentioned in the Indictment taken away. Elizabeth Harris deposed, that the Prisoner Howel, Ann Merrit and her self broke the Prosecutor's Door and took the Goods (which she described, and where they lay, which agreed exactly with the Prosecutor's Account) and sold them, as she believed to Temperance Walker, but could not be positive. That she had been acquainted with Howel 6 Years and was sure he was in this Fact. The Jury considering the matter, acquitted Walker, and found Howel Guilty to the value of 39 s .

He was again indicted by the Name of Jonathan Johnson , alias Howel , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , for feloniously stealing 2 Holland Shirts, value 10 s. and 1 Holland Shift, value 5s. the Goods of Daniel Marks , on the 2d of March last. It appeared that the Prisoner took the Goods in Katherine Browne's Room, who had them to wash for Mr. Marks, and put them in his Apron, whilst she was gone out; but Elizabeth Morris , who used to wash for the said Browne, coming in the interim, and seeing him. cryed out, and 2 Men coming to her Assistance, he threw them down; Katherine Browne also deposed, that she lockt her Door when she went out, and when she came home found a Key and Chissel in her Room. The Fact being fully proved upon him, the Jury found him Guilty of this Indictment also.

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Mary Smith , of St. John at Wapping , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Worsted Cap, a Linnen Frock, a pair of Stockings, &c. in all to the value of 10 s. the Goods of John Savage on the 22nd of July last. It appeared that the Prisoner went into the Prosecutor's Yard and askt for a Man that workt there; that she took the Goods, but being seen, was followed and taken with them in her Lap. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Owen Pritchard , of Paddington , was indicted for privately stealing 11 s. 2 d. in the Shop of Thomas Heath , on the 18th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner was his Yearly Servant , and that he missing his Money several times, at last had some markt, and put it into his Till; that missing of it, he searcht the Prisoner, and found 4 s. 6 d. markt upon him. William Barrow deposed, that he markt the Money for the Prosecutor, and was present at searching of the Prisoner and saw it taken from him. The Prisoner owned the taking the Money, but said he intended to return it again. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Elizabeth Angier , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Hilted Sword value 4 l. from the Person of William Murrock on the 10th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he met Elizabeth Belchier , who after he had drank a pint or two of Drink with her, had him home to her Lodging in Shorts Gardens, and would have had him lain with her, and having no Money would have had him left his Sword; but he would not, so went away; that when he was got a little way she pickt him up again in another Habit, had him to the further end of Cucumber Alley in Princes Street , lay down on her Back, and he was going to lye with her; but she complaining that the Guard of his Sword hurt her Shoulder he took it from under her, and another Woman ran away with it. Elizabeth Belchier confirm'd the Prosecutor's picking her up and going home with her to her Lodging in the Prisoner's House, where he would have lain with her; but she would not let him, unless he would give her 6 pence first, he said he would give her a Shilling after wards; but she told him that Whores Wages and Hackney Horse Hire were always paid beforehand; so he went away: That as soon as he was gone the Prisoner told her (this Evidence) that they would yet trick him out of his Sword; so they changed their Riding Hoods and went after him, and she (this Evidence) pickt him up and had him into the Alley, and when he had removed his Sword from under her Back, the Prisoner drew it out and ran home with it; kept it there 5 Days, then sold it, and she (this Evidence) had part of the Money. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said it was a malicious Prosecution, because she had arrested Belchier for Money she owed her, and called the Officer she employed to prove it. The Officer deposed, that he did Arrest Belchier for 5 l. at the Prisoner's Suit; who then swore she would have the Prisoner's Life; and that if swearing one Robbery against her would not be sufficient, she would swear Ten. She also called several to her Reputation. The Jury considering the Matter, Acquitted her.

Mary Kelley , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling House of Elizabeth Farley , on the 23d of July in the Night time, and taking thence 6 Holland-Shirts, 6 Holland Shifts, 10 Yards of Callimancoe and 4 Hats, in all to the value of 4 l. the Goods of John West . It appeared that the Prisoner was Servant to a Lodger in Mrs. Farley's House, came down in the Night and took the Goods (as she owned when taken) and gave them to Margaret Smith , who stood at the Seven Dials to receive the same. Her Confession before the Justice was read in Court. But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Burglary, the Jury Acquitted her of that, and found her guilty of Felony only .

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Elizabeth Atkinson , of St. Paul at Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing half a yard of Silk, a Silver Chain and Coral, 4 Shirts, &c. the Goods of Samuel Linn , and a Common-Prayer-Book, the Goods of Elizabeth Linn , Spinster ; on the 14th of June last. It appeared that the Prisoner had lived with the Prosecutor as a Servant about 3 Weeks, when a Neighbour told his Wife that she wondred she would keep her, and that she robb'd the last Place she lived in. That they missing some Childbed-Linnen and a Coral, made search and found a Shirt, the Prayer Book, and piece of Silk in her Trunk, and she Confest the Chain and Coral. Her Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Jury considering the matter found her Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Elizabeth Sparks of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt, and a pair of Shoes and Stockings the Goods of William Miles , on the 20 th of July last. To which Indictment she Pleaded Guilty .

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John Winwood , was indicted for Assaulting Susanna Lemondey on the High- Way on the 14th of August last, putting her in Fear; and taking from her a Silk Handkerchief value 4 d. and 22 d. in Money . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.

John Merthe , alias Messe, alias Mason , was indicted on the late Act of Parliament for the more effectual Transporting of Felons, &c. for that he having been formerly convicted, 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 . Death .

John Smith and Euphian his Wife , of St. Margaret in Westminister , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Bed Quilt, 3 Bed Curtains, a Flaxen Sheet and a Blanket, the Goods of William Thomas , and a Looking Glass the Goods of Essex Ewens , on the 21st of August last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted them.

John Storey , of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Wastcoat and Breeches, a pair of Boots, 3 Razors and a Glass Eye , the Goods of Richard Herring , on the 16th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was Servant to Mr. Harris, who keeps the Booth on Tower-Hill , that he broke the Booth and took the Goods to the value of about 40 s. which he confest when taken. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court, and the Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Mary Stevens , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Gold Rings, value 24 s. 2 Shifts 2 s. a Cap 6 d. an Apron 6 d. and a Handkerchief 6 d. the Goods of William Broadhurst , on the 27th of May last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.

Nathaniel Mills , of St. Leonard in Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 pair of Silver Buckles, value 8 s. and 5 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Tatney Blake , on the 29th of May last. Ann Blake deposed that the Prisoner was her Apprentice , and she having some Business out, he promised to stay at Home and look to the House till she came back; but upon her return she found her Door open, her Trunk broke and her Buckles, Money and Prisoner gone; That about 5 or 6 Weeks after they heard of him and took him. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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James Murfey , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, value 30 s. the Goods of John Scurrier , on the 7th of August last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

John Lewis , of St. John at Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Holland Shirts, value 5 s. and 2 Holland Shifts, value 5 s. the Goods of John Hall , on the 2d of August last. Elizabeth Hall deposed, that the Prisoner stole the Linnen out of the back Garden, where it hung to dry, and her Maid seeing him go over the Hedge with it, called her, and they pursued and took him in a Ditch, with the 2 Shifts upon him. Her Maid confirmed the same, and the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Alice Harris , of St. Leonard in Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Child's Silk Coat, value 8 s. the Goods of Daniel Decrasto , on the 26th of July last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.

Joseph Dawson , of St. James in Westminster , together with Lilbourn Gill , not yet taken, was indicted for Assaulting Charles Syrupsell on the High Way, on the 5th of June last, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Steal Hilted Sword value 4 s. But the Jury looking upon it to be a malicious Prosecution acquitted him, and the Court Granted him a Copy of his Indictment .

Mary Hollis , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted as Accessory after the Fact, in receiving Goods stole by Katharine Baker from George Steel , knowing them to be stole . But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted her.

Mary Mountainy , alias Hart , of St. Ann in Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Cup, value 50 s. a pair of Silver Buckles, value 2 s. 2 Petticoats value 2 s. and 10 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Elizabeth Leaky . It appeared that the Prisoner (being with Child) was sent to the Prosecutor by the Parish as a Lodger; that she rose sooner than Ordinary, opened a Cupboard, took the Cup, wherein were the Buckles and Money, went away with them and came not again: and that the two Petticoats were taken off from her before the Justice, where she confest the whole matter, which Confession was read in Court. The Fact being very full against her the Jury found her Guilty of the Felony .

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Susannah Waldon . of Paddington , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Wastcoat, value 4 s. the Goods of the Right Honourable the Lord Londonderry , on the 18th of July last, It appeared that the Prisoner went into a Room where my Lord's Servant lay (over the Coach-House) and took the Wastcoat; that she afterwards went to an Alehouse and sold it for 4 s. saying it was her Son's, who gave it her to sell for him. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Mary Bullock , of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cypher Ring with two Diamonds, value 25 s, a Gold Ring, value 5 s. 2 Tea Spoons, &c. in all to the value of 3 l. 11 s. the Goods of GERTRUDE Dunbar ; and 1 Holland Shirt, the Goods of Robert Dunbar . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.

William Makepeace , of Hellingdon , was indicted for the Murder of Azariah Folgamb , on the 2d of August last, by giving him one Mortal Wound with a drawn Sword above the Right Breast of the length of half an Inch, and the Depth of 4 Inches, of which he instantly died . John Johnson deposed, that the Deceased, the Prisoner and himself were at the King's Arms at Uxbridge, and the Prisoner going out, the Deceased said, Makepeace swears very much, I am afraid he'll come to ill. That the Prisoner coming in again, askt him, What ill? And the Deceased said, there was no hurt in a civil Reproof. That the Prisoner replyd, There was a Reproof out of Friendship, another out of Ridicule behind one's Back. That the Prisoner went out, and the Deceased was following him, but he (this Evidence) held him, and they came back and were reconciled. That afterwards, it being the King's Accession to the Crown, they went to make their Firing, and had Money given them to drink. That while they were drinking one made use of the Word Solution; and the Prisoner said it was not properly spoke; that the Deceased said he'd cut him over the Ears: whereupon the Prisoner drew his Sword, Scabbard and all, saying he wish'd he wou'd, he would not be serv'd as he had been by him. That the Deceased charged the Prisoner with calling of him Puppy; and referr'd it to this Evidence. who would not decide it. That when they broke up, the Prisoner went out first, the Deceased next, who turn'd about to this Evidence and askt him if his Sword was good for any thing? upon which the Prisoner turnd, drew his Sword. and said to the Deceased D--n you Draw. But he this Evidence beat down the Point of his Sword and he put it up, and they went Home. That the Prisoner and himself (this Evidence) lay together; and the next Morning the Deceased came to their Beds Feet, call'd to the Prisoner, and said, Good Morrow Mr. Calf-sticker, you drew your Sword last Night on three Calves, you must rise and Fight one of them. That the Prisoner rose, and they went down: but he this Evidence remained in his Bed: and a little while after the Prisoner return'd and said, he fear'd he had kill'd Folgamb, who fought him with his own Sword. That the Prisoner's Sword was left over Night at the House they were drinking at, and he found it under the Deceased's Body; and his (this Evidence's) Sword by the Deceased. That the Deceased drew his Sword on this Evidence about 3 Weeks before, when he had no Sword about him to defend himself. That there was a Friendship between the Prisoner and the Deceased, who had received many Favours from the Prisoner. And that the Prisoner was of a penceable Temper.

George Jennings deposed, that the Deceased came to the King's Arms between 4 and 5 in the Morning, and askt if the Prisoner was up; that he went up and came down again, and the Prisoner also came down and washt himself, and they went out. That the Prisoner came back and said Folgamb was dead.

Richard Pritchet deposed, that he lay with the Deceased. That the Prisoner came to the Chequer-Inn the first of August at Night very Drunk, and the Deceased came in after: That they had a Dispute about the Word Solution: and the Deceased said the Prisoner called him Puppey. That they parted between 10 and 11 a Clock, and when he (this Evidence) went into the Street their Swords were drawn; but they were taken from them and carried to the Tap-House, and they were had to their Quarters. That about 5 a Clock the next Morning the Deceased rose, took the Prisoner's Sword and went out; and a little after he (this Evidence) heard of the Misfortune. And being askt, said it was not the Sword which was taken from the Prisoner and said up in the Tap-House over Night; but one that the Prisoner had lent this Evidence, and was in the Chamber where they lay.

The Prisoner called several to his Peaceable and Quiet Deportment.

Colonel Fielding deposed, that the Prisoner behaved himself bravely at Dunblane, where he was shot through the Arm, and was afterwards 3 Years in his Troop, and was of a very Peaceable and good Behaviour. And that the Deceased was so Quarrelsom that he intended to have him dismist.

Quartermaster Bowls gave them the same Character.

The Jury considering the matter, brought in their Verdict, Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .

Frances Barker , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch, value 4 l. and 11 s. in Money, from the Person of Edward Price . on the 19th of July last. It appeared that the Prosecutor being out late, went to St. Ann's Round-House rather than disturb the Family where he lodg'd, and that the Prisoner told him she would carry him to a Place where he might lie on a Bed; that she did accordingly; but when he waked he mist his Watch and Money. That the Prisoner confest the Fact when taken; which Confession was read in Court. The Jury considering the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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William Ginn , of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Hats, value 14 s. in the Shop of John De Browne , on the 30th of July last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and that he entrusted him to sell his Hats, that he found one upon him and the other where he had sold it, both without his Knowledge. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he had enter'd them in his Master's Book, and called several Persons of Credit to his Reputation. But the Prosecutor deposed that they were not enterd. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

Susannah Coultis and Margaret Hottlestone alias Mason of St. Brides , were indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch and Case, value 5 l. from the Person of William Kirby , on the 17th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as he was going along Fleet-Street, the Prisoners pickt him up, and carried him into Hanging-Sword-Alley ; that they askt him to lie with them, but he would not. That Coultis took his Watch out of his Fob, and gave it to the other, who went out of the Room with it. That he went again the next Morning and had his Watch delivered to him for 5 s. That he lost some Money, but could not tell how much, nor what he had in his Pocket, being in Liquor. The Prisoner Coultis in her Defence said that the Prosecutor pickt her up, and gave her and the other Prisoner 6 d. a piece, saying it was all the Money he had. That they had some Liquors, and the Prosecutor left his Watch for 5 s. and took a Note where to call again the next Morning to redeem it. That he would have left it for a Guinea if they would have let him lie between them. Joannah Hower deposed, that the Prosecutor and his Wife came to her House, and his Wife told her that her Husband had been with two Whores and lost his Watch, two great ugly Whores. if they had been handsome it would not have vext her. That she (this Evidence) asking the Prosecutor how he came to let them take his Watch, he said that he was upon the Bed with them, and left the Watch with them for 5 s. and the Thief- Taker following him to extort Money from him forc'd him to Prosecute them. Elizabeth Saunders deposed that she went to Mrs. Mason's, and saw the Prisoners and the Prosecutor come in and go up Stairs together; and that whilst she staid there, one came down for a Pen and Ink, and said it was to write a Note where the Gentleman might come the next Day for his Watch, having left it for 5 s. That he was very courteous when he came down, parted friendly, and he bid them Good-Night. The Jury considering the matter Acquitted them.

Martin Mackowen and William Casey , of St. James in Westminster , were indicted for Assaulting Joseph Stone on the High Way. on the 10th of July last, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Hat, value 6 s. a Wig, value 3 s. a Muslin Neckcloth, value 1 s. and 14 s. in Money . The Prosecutor deposed, that as he was going over the Park, on Monday the 10th of July, near a 11 a Clock at Night, in the Walk between the Mall and the Road about the first Bench near Whitehall , one knockt him down, that there were 4 in all, that they took his Hat, Wig and Money, that he knew Casey, having seen him drinking in Theiving-Lane several times; that he saw his Face, and knew him also by his Voice, and was sure he was the Man; that he had like to throtle him with his Neccloth; that he (Casey) said, if he cry'd out they'd swear Buggery against him. That when they were gone he did cry out Murder, and Casey came back and Stampt upon him, saying D--n you are you not dead yet? That he was much bruised and wounded, had a Rib broke, and lost a great deal of blood. That as soon as he had a little recovered himself, he got to the Sentry in the Cock-pit, and went into the Guard Room. That another crying out Murder, Mackowen was brought in and he (the Prosecutor) knew him again and charged him with being one of them that robb'd him.

Mr. Longueville deposed, that as he was going thro' the Park between 12 and 1 the Night aforesaid, at the lower end he saw 3 Soldiers, whereupon he turn'd off to the Left to avoid them; but Mackowen laid hold of him; that he (this Evidence) had his Sword in his Hand and called to the Sentry, whereupon Mackowen went off; that he went to look for his Scabbard, and Mackowen made at him again; whereupon he put himself upon his Guard, and told Mackowen it he did not keep off he would run him through. that he cryed our Murder, and the Sentry came up and secured him, and this Evidence surrendered his Sword to the Sentry. That Mackowen had neither Sword nor Stick; that as they were going to the Guard Mackowen laid hold of his Evidence's Sword, threatned to kill the Sentry if he would not let him go; but he (this Evidence) tript up his Heals, and they carried him to the Guard Room. That he saw Mr. Stone there, Bloody, who charged Mackowen with being one of them that robbed him; that Mackowen replied, he did not rob him, but Casey did, with another Soldier and a Shoe-cleaner and owned that he was by. That before the Sentry came up he told this Evidence there was a Man Murdered a little further.

- Montgomery deposed, that he heard Murder cry'd out several times, went to Mr. Longueville's Assistance and found him dodg'd by Mackowen, who said he had Bugger'd a Man and kill'd him. That he carried him Prisoner to the Guard Room; and as they went he threatned and attempted to Murder him; but Mr. Longueville tript up his Heals. That Mr. Stone was in the Guard Room, Bloody, and charged Mackowen with robbing him; who owned his being in Company, and peached Casey.

- Hall deposed, that he drank with Mackowen at Chairing-Cross, then they went into the Park together; that he heard Murder cry'd and Mackowen would go to see what was the matter, he advised him not to go but he would; so they parted. That he heard Casey's Voice.

Another corroborated Hall's Evidence. Casey denied the Fact and his being there, and called the following Evidence to prove that he was in another Place at that time.

Ann Berry deposed, that she was Charewoman at Mr.Vickar's, the Angel and Crown in Hedge-Lane, and that Casey was drinking there from % till near 12 a Clock that Night the 10th of July. And being askt how she came to remember the Day the Month, said,that Mr.Vicker hearing the next Day that Casey was taken up, lookt in the Almanack, that he might testifie where he was at that time, if there should be occasion. Being askt where her Master was now, said he was gone to Holland and had been gone Three Days. And that she could not tell who was in Company the Prisoner. Jane Mitchel deposed that she was Servant to Mr. Vicker, and confirmed the former Evidence. Hugh Watt deposed that he saw Casey staggering by his Cellar Door in Hedge-Lane after the Watch went 12 the Night aforesaid, and being askt how he came to take notice of the Day of the Month, said because he mounted the Guard next Day.

Samuel Wilson deposed that Casey came to his Cellar a little after 12 that Night, with a Watchman and drank with Mr. Harrison.

Edward Harrison deposed that he was in Mr. Wilson's Cellar and Casey came in about 1 a Clock in the Morning.

- Swinney deposed, that he hearing Casey was in Trouble, went to him and advised him to keep out of the way. And he told him that he had done no harm, and therefore would not.

He also called several to his Reputation. Mackowen in his Defence said, that he was fuddled, and going over the Park with Hall heard Murder cry'd out, whereupon he went up to see what was the matter. That he found Casey, one Carefoot and a Shoe-cleaner beating Mr. Stone, who lay on his Back on the Ground. That he heard Casey tell Carefoot he had the Money; and that Carefoot said No, you have it. That he was not concerned with them; but going Accidently. And called several to his Reputation, who gave him the Character of an honest Man that workt hard at his Trade. The Jury considering the Matter. Acquitted Mackowen, and found Casey Guilty . Death .

William Casey , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted a second time for Assaulting Gregory Turner on the High-Way, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Cork-Skrew value 6 d. and 2 d. in Money on the 8th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed, that going over the Park about 8 at Night, the Prisoner and another followed him, that the Prisoner took hold of him, took his Skrew and Money and the other searcht the Knees of his Breeches. That they struck him over his Head, and he going to cry out they knockt him down and ran away. That he was sure Casey was the Man that put his Hand in his Pockets. And being askt why he did not prosecute him before, having seen him several times since, said, that what he lost was so trifling he did not think it worth while, nor should not now; but when Casey was taken for the former Robbery he happen'd to see him, and said that was the Man that robb'd him, which being told before the Justice, he this Evidence was sent for and bound to Prosecute him. Mr. Hall and Mrs. Tourton deposed, that the Prosecutor had told them before that Casey had robb'd and beat him, and taken from him a Cork-skrew of his Fellow Servant's. The Jury found him Guilty of this Indictment also.

Katherine Speed of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 25 Guineas, a Broadpiece and 5 s. in Money, from the Person of Daniel Price , on the 9th of May last. But no Evidence appearing against her, she was Acquitted .

James Reading , of St. Mary at Islington , was indicted for Assaulting George Brownsworth on the High Way, on the 22nd of July last, putting him in fear and taking from him a Watch, value 3 l. a pair of Silver Spurs, value 20 s. a pair of Silver Buckles, value 4 s. 2 Guineas, and 10 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of the said George Brownsworth . The Prosecutor deposed, that he was robb'd the 22nd of July last about 9 at Night, between the Turnpike and Islington by 3 Persons; that 2 stopt him, and one came out of a Ditch and pull'd him off his Horse. That the Watch and Seal produced in court was his Watch and Seal; and that the Prisoner told him the Spurs were pawn'd for 15 s. but he could not swear to the Persons who robb'd him. Jonathan Wild deposed, that he had the Watch and Seal produced in Court from Barridge, who made himself an Evidence, (and told him they robb'd a Gentleman going to Cambridge Heath) that Mr. Brownsworth described the Watch and Seal before he saw them, said that he was pull'd off his Horse, and his Spurs cut from his Boots. William Burridge deposed, that the Prisoner, one Shaw, and himself committed the Fact, as before described; that they took from him a Watch, Seal, 2 Guineas, a pair of Buckles and Spurs; and that the Spurs were cut from the Boots. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said said that he was an Unfortunate Man, just come out of New Prison, and had been an Evidence against others. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .

John Wigley , of St. Mary at Islington , was indicted for Assaulting Symbol Conyers on the High-Way on the 7th of August last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch, value 6 l. a pair of Silver Spurs value 20 s. a Silk Handkerchief value 1 s. a Penknife, and 4 s. in Money . The Prosecutor deposed that he was robb'd the 7th of August about 9 at Night, within 300 Yards of Islington , by 3 Foot-Pads; that one cry'd knock him, the other two held their Pistols to his Breast; and that they took him off his Horse. That he hearing Burridge was in New-Prison, went to him, who described the Manner of the Robbery, and the things lost, and told him that Elizabeth Thompson had his Spurs. Jonathan Wild deposed that Burridge told him that the Prisoner, Shaw and himself did the Fact. That he (this Evidence) knew Wigley (who had been a Prisoner there before) and that Burridge and the Prisoner were acquainted together; that Burridge told him they took a pair of Spurs lined with Steel, a Watch and Money. William Burridge deposed that the Prisoner Shaw, and himself committed the Fact, and that they robb'd a Coach at the same time; that he had known the Prisoner 3 Years, who was the first Person that took this Evidence abroad a robbing. Mr. Conyers being call'd again and askt, deposed that they did rob a Coach when they had done with him, and that his Spurs were lined with Steel. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that it was a malicious Prosecution in Burridge, who Courted one he advised not to have him. And that he was at another place, and called the following Evidence. Alice Hunt deposed that the Prisoner (her Brother) came to her House in Poppin's Court in Fleet-street the 7th of August last, about 5 in the Afternoon, and staid there till 7 the next Morning, that his Wife and he were at Variance and going to part; that she askt him to stay there that Night (she having no Body but her Children and her self at Home, and he being to go to Camberwell to work next Day) and told him he should not want what she could assist him with. That she remembred the Day of the Month because it was the same Day she set down 8 Bushels of Malt for Capt.Busbey's Servant, who could not write, and the Captain being out of Town, she used to come to her to set down what she sold, (but could not produce this Servant she kept the Accompt for.) This Accompt being lookt into, appeared to be a Cross made in the Margent of an Almanack, against the Seventh of August, and at the Bottom of the Page was writ Eight Bushels of Malt. Being askt whether she knew George Alley, said No, but being told it was strange she should not know where her Brother liv'd, said she did not know it by Name. Rebekah Stewart deposed, that she was at the former Evidence's that Day, and dined with the Prisoner there. He also Called several to his Reputation, one who said that he was a Plaisterer, and worked for Mr. Weymer in Hatton Garden a Month, used to be paid at his House, and knew no ill of him. The Jury considering the whole matter, found him Guilty . Death .

John Cooper and Elizabeth Reeve , of St. Dunstan in the West , were indicted for counterfeiting 20 pieces of Gold of the current Coin of Portugal called Moidores, of the value of 27 s. each, on the 3d of July last, intending thereby to deceive and defraud his Majesty's Subjects.

Mr. Westley deposed, that the Widow Holmes came to him for 2 Pound of Soap, and gave him a Moidore; that he gave her Change out of it, that she came that Day Week with another, and he stopt her, sent the Moidore to the Goldsmith to ask if it was good, and it proved counterfeit: that Holmes said she had it of Reeve; that searching Cooper's House they found five False Moidores and a Silver Piece in a little Drawer, and Aqua-fortis, Quicksilver, Crucibles, Etc. That Cooper owned the Moidores were his, and that Reeves had those of him, which she gave to Holmes.

Margery Holmes deposed, that she had the Moidores of Reeve, a dozen at several times; that she used sometimes to give her Drink, sometimes 6 d. for changing them. And that she carried 2 to Mr. Westley. Richard Ware deposed, that when Holmes was stopt, she said she had the first of a Gentleman in the Temple, the last from Reeve: that he went to Cooper's House, who said he gave em to Reeve to change, she to Holmes, and he would go and clear her. And that he had taken 16 of a Jew for a Watch: And that Holmes owned she had put off several.

Mr. Sparks deposed that he searcht Cooper's House with Mr. Pinkney, and found the Tools produced in Court, as 2 Dies, Crucibles, Quicksilver, Flatted Gold, a Vice, and other Implements for Coining. Mr. Bellasis deposed, that Mr. Westley came to have him try if a Moidore was good, that his Man Weigh'd and Toucht it and thought it so; but he (this Evidence) to be satisfied, turn'd it up with his Graver, and discover'd Silver underneath. That he try'd the 5 found in the Drawer with his Graver, and found them to be the same: that they were of the same Weight with the true Moidores, made of the finest Silver, and sealed over with Gold; that it bore the Touch, and he try'd it with Aquafortis, and it bore that. That Mr. Cooper owned he gave them to Reeve to change, and said he took 16 of a Jew: And that Reeve said he took 7 or 8 of a Captain. Mr. Bembridge deposed that he had 5 of those that were delivered to my Lord Mayor by the Constable, and produced 3 of them, that a Silver Crusade and a Moidores were deliver'd to Mr. Pinkney, that one of the Moidores was cut to make an Essay, and it proved false, viz. Silver Plated. Mr. Smith deposed that the Prisoners used to buy fine Silver of him, and gave 6 s. an Ounce for it. That in 2 or 3 Months he bought once 29 Ounces, and twice 30 Ounces at a time. That it's heavier than Common Silver; that he believed he might have sold him 180 Ounces or thereabouts at several times; and that one Ounce would make 3 of those Counterfeit Moidores.

Mr. Pearce deposed that he knew Cooper; that he had sometimes bought fine flatted Gold of him; and that once he asked him for some an Inch and a quarter wide, for a Whim he and another had.

Mr. Green deposed that Cooper bought fine Beaten Gold of him several times, some thicker, some thinner; he believes about a Hundred Pounds Worth since last March; and that Reeve used to come to know if it was ready.

Mr. Rogers deposed, that he worked with Mr. Green and that the Prisoners had Gold of him several times, and as near the quantity Mr. Green mention'd, as he could guess.

Mr. Green being call'd again and asked, deposed that he kept a Gold-beater's Shop in their House: that Mr. Harpum was a Stranger to him; that Cooper told him Harpum used it for Clock-Cases. And that once he received a false Moidore of'em, but they gave him a good one for it.

Mr. Bowman deposed, that about 2 Months age Mr. Cooper came to the Woolpack in Foster-Lane, pull'd out an Ingot of Silver about a Foot long, but not quite so broad as a shilling, and being asked what he did with it, he said he sent it abroad; that he (this Evidence) apprehended it to be fine Silver because it bent; and asking how he ventur'd to carry it home in his Pocket, said another was to call upon him for it.

Samuel Wood deposed, that Cooper sent for him to the Wool-pack about 3 Months ago, and asked him if he could make a Press to strike off Watch-Keys and Middles: That he did formerly make a Press for one Buntin for Watch-Keys, but did not make one for Cooper, only discourst with him about one. And being asked, said he believed it not strong enough for Coining.

Mr. Pinkney deposed, that he was present when that Press of Buntin's was taken, and that it was the Opinion of all the Workmen that it was of use in Coining; And that these Moidores could not be made without a press. That the Silver used in them was 15 Penniweight better than Standard.

Robert Sutton deposed, that Cooper proposed to Marry Reeve to him, telling him she was an ingenious Woman, and that it had cost him 5 l. to learn her to Coin: That he might make himself by it, and wear a long Wig and Sword in 3 Years time. That he knew his Garret, and had seen there Iron Ladles, White Filings and Yellow Filings. That coming down once and leaving the Garret Door open, he was angry, and ordered him to shut it, saying he should be robb'd one time or another. And that when he was Married he would let him into the Secret. Being askt when this Discourse was, he said two Years ago, Edward Ash deposed, that Cooper said to him Ned, you know all my Affairs but one, as well as Reeve; you see I have sometimes but 5 s. at other times 20 l. in my Pocket. Being askt how long this was ago, said 3 Years. That he told him he should be let into the Secret in a little time, that he said Ned, you know how to cast, Reeve can Gild, and I'll put em off; that be (this Evidence) put the Danger to him, who reply'd, that it was indeed Death to Coin English Money, but it was not Death to Coin Foreign; and the Scandal of a Pillory would soon blow off. He being askt when this Discourse was, he said, that about the Pillory was two Years ago.

Mrs. Smaile deposed, that Reeve came to their House about 6 Weeks ago, and said Cooper took them of Mr. Harpum, and that when she told him of it he only laught, and said she Gilded them. The Prisoner Cooper denied that he was concerned in the making of them, or that he knew they were Counterfeit, and said that he had them of Mr. Harpums whom he had large Dealings with for Watches and fine Silver, which he sent to Norway: and as to the Tools produced in Court, they were only the common Tools used in the Watch Trade; and that Sutton and Ash swore out of Mialice against him, there being a Difference between them, and called a great many to prove his Defence.

Elizabeth Owen deposed, that she saw Mr. Cooper take a parcel of Money of Mr. Harpum, she believed about 50 l. that there were 3 or 4 sorts, some Shillings, Guineas, Broad Pieces, and some with Crosses on them. Mr. Sessioms deposed, that he saw Gold on Mr. Cooper's Table, some with Crosses on them, and that he went into the Room as Owen came out.

Mr. Pinkey being askt by Cooper, said that he did give him Intelligence of Harpum, but he was gone; that he took his Brother at Greenwich, and that Robert Harpum was taken at Yarmouth with 50 false Moidores upon him. But that Cooper, when in the Compter, said he received 17 Moidores of a Jew for a Watch or Watches, And that the Tools produc'd in Court would not do for Coining without others.

Mr. Williams deposed, that he was one Evening at the Woolpack in Foster-Lane, saw Mr. Cooper pull out a Bar of Fine Silver publickly and bend it; and that he said it was to go to Norway.

George Hariss deposed, that he instructed Mrs. Reeve in Watch Gilding; that he workt for Mr. Cooper, took a great deal of Money of him, non bad. That the Tools produced in Court were such as they used in the Watch Trade, and which they could not Gild without. That he gave Six Shillings an Ounce for Silver; and that they use the finest Gold for Gilding.

Several other Watchmakers and Gilder deposed that they had large Dealings with him, some of them lately, and that he always paid them honestly in good Money, and that the Tools produced in Court were what they could not Gild without; that they used Quicksilver and Aquafortis; and that a piece of slatted Gold produced in Court taken out of the Prisoners Garret was the same sort they buy at Capt. Pearce's Shop.

Arthur Cross deposed, that he reading the Newspaper at the Black-Raven in Fetter-Lane about 6 Weeks ago, wherein Mr. Cooper was mentioned, Mr. Sutton (who sat in the next Box) said he knew him very well, was in Holland with him. that he (Cooper) cheated him in Spanish Wool they were concern'd in: but he was now in Newgate and he should have him Hang'd.

Mr. Smart deposed that he knew Cooper 3 or 4 years, that there was a Difference between him and Sutton.

William Walker deposed that he Graved Watches for Cooper, who paid him honestly; and that Ash is a Man of a base Character.

Job Harris deposed, that he lodg'd in Mr. Cooper's House 4 Years, had seen Reeves at work in the Garret in the Watch Trade frequently, never found the Door lockt, but any of the Lodgers might go in.

Mr. Bennet deposed, to the same effect.

Mr. Cooper called several others to his Reputation. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted them of this indictment; but there being another against them for High Treason, they were ordered to remain till next Sessions.

Received Sentence of Death, 4. James Reading , John Wigley , William Casey , and John Merth alias Mess alias Mason.

Burnt in the Hand, 1.

William Makepeace .

Mary Bostock was also convicted of a Capital Felony, but it being committed before the time mentioned in the Act of Grace, her Sentence, and the Judgement of the other Prisoners whose Offences were committed before the said Date, were respited till next Sessions; and the rest Ordered for Transportation.

Found Guilty of Felony, 8.

Robert Lockey , Ann Sweetman , Mary Clopper , Thomas Moulden , Jonathan Johnson alias Howel, Mary Kelley , Elizabeth Sparks , and Mary Mountainy .

Found Guilty to the value of 10 d. 19. Rebekah Moore , Thomas Simpson , John Bland , Katharine Baker, Mary Twiddy . Mary Stevens , John Green, David Pritchard , Richard Rymer , Eleanor Haresnape , Elizabeth Bembrick , Mary Smith , Frances Baker , Owen Pritchard , Elizabeth Atkinson , James Storey , Nathaniel Mills , John Lewis , and Susannah Waldon .

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