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Old Bailey Proceedings, 10th October 1722.

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

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

ON

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, being the 10th, 11th, and 12th, of October, 1722. In the Ninth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir WILLIAM STEWART , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice Pratt; the Honourable Mr. Justice Tracey, and Mr. Baron Price; John Raby , Efq: Deputy Recorder; with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

John Heywood ,

Benoni Pistor ,

Thomas Ward ,

John Marsh ,

Richard Hewit ,

William Bell ,

Henry Pickering ,

Richard Heydon ,

John Peachy ,

John Lewis ,

John Short ,

Daniel Beddle ,

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Cliff ,

William Hargrave ,

John Pashly ,

Charles Russel ,

John Farmer ,

John Stibbs ,

Joseph Parsons ,

Thomas Fenn ,

Richard Ambler ,

John Arnott ,

John Frith ,

John Clark .

Ann Baxter of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Henry Broadhead , a silver Mugg, value 3 l. on the 17th of September last. It appear'd that the prisoner stole the Mug, and was stop offering it to sale to one Kirby, and upon Examination confest the Fact. She said nothing in her defence, and the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Rodin , was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in Assaulting a Person unknown, with an intent to commit the unnatural and detestable Sin of Sodomy . Henry Clayton deposed, that he and the prisoner lodged in one Room, at Peter Wright 's a Shoemaker, at the 3 Shoes in Long Alley in Moorfields ; that sometime in March last, but what day he could not remember, a stranger accidentally came thither to Lodge; at night this Evidence went to bed, and the prisoner and stranger between 10 and 11 came up, it was a Moonlight night: the stranger was drunk, and the prisoner acted with him as in Cohabiting with a Woman, and said he receiv'd more pleasure in lying with a Man, than with the finest Woman in the World; being askt why he did not prosecute sooner, he answer'd that he ow'd his Landlady Wright 12 or 13 l. and was afraid to say any thing till he had clear'd that Account; after which he indicted his Landlady at Hick's Hall for a Bawd, which she moved with a Certiorari, and then he prefer'd the Bill against the prisoner. The prisoner in his defence, call'd Elizabeth Wright , who deposed, that Clayton was a scandalous Villain, and that the prisoner was a poor honest ignorant industrious Fellow, and by reason of his business commonly went to Bed by 5 or 6 a Clock, and never sat up so late as Clayton said it was when he came up with the stranger, and that Clayton had spitefully charged the prisoner with this Fact, because the prisoner had Indicted Angelica Lathom , who kept Company with Clayton, and had several Husbands beside; that the prisoner had a Wife, and they had lived together above a 12 Month at her House. The Jury acquitted him.

Robert Craft , (a boy ,) of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing from John Dace 3 silver Buttons value 2 s. 6 d. on the 28th of September last. It appeared that John Dace being Drunk, about 4 o Clock in the Morning fell a sleep upon a Dunghill in St. Martins Lane , which the prisoner observing, began to cut the Buttons off his Coat, but was taken in the Fact, with the Buttons upon him. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Low , of Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of John Murden , 3 pewter Plates, value 1 s. a Quilt, 14 s. a pair of Sheets, 20 s. on the 27th of September last, It appear'd that the prisoner was the Prosecutors Servant: took the Goods, went away, and pawn'd them, to Sarah Goddard and Mary Evans , where some of them were found. The prisoner in her defence, did not deny the Fact, but said another Woman inticed her to it. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Grace Dean , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the dwelling house of John Jones , 4 Feather Beds, value 4 l. and other things on the 5th of August last. Elizabeth Jones deposed, that while she was at her House in Bromly in Kent, she left the prisoner and her (the prisoner) Husband, and other Lodgers in the House in London; some of whom run away with the Goods, but that she believed the prisoner was innocent. The prisoner in her defence said, that her Husband made away with the Goods, and then run from her. The Jury acquitted her.

Robert Friend , of Alhallows Barkin , was indicted for feloniously stealing 50 l. Tobacco, value 9 s. the Goods of our Sovereign Lord , on the 15th of September last. Joseph Johnson deposed, that being employ'd to watch the Barge of Tobacco, he went home for his Coat, and at his return saw, 4 men upon the Barge door who perceiving him went off in a Boat; going down into the Barge he found a Hogshead lying down, the Hoops stript off, and a Cake of Tobacco parted from it; looking further he saw the prisoner leaning on another Hogshead, who desired him to let him go. The prisoner in his defence said, he was Servant to a Wharsinger at the Key where the Barge lay, and coming to stow his Boat, he was oblig'd to go over the Barge where he saw 2 Men: who turn'd him down into the Hole, shut the door and went away he believed with his Coat, for he has not heard of it since. Several appear'd to his Reputation, and the Jury acquitted him.

James Mattison , of Billingsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 half Guineas, and 8 s. in Silver the Goods and Money of George Suttle , on the 26th of September last. George Suttle deposed, that on the 16th of August the prisoner came to him as a Servant , and missing Money several times out of the Drawer, he marked several Shillings and Sixpences; one of which was afterward found upon the prisoner, who thereupon being Examined, confest he had taken Money out of the Drawer several times. Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Alston and Thomas Williams , of St. Martin's Ludgate , were indicted for privately stealing from Thomas Mawston a Handkerchief value 2s. on the 5th October last. Thomas Mawston deposed that going under Ludgate about 3 in the Afternoon, Mr.Wyser came to him and asked if he had lost nothing, upon which searching his Pocket, he missed his Handkerchief. Thomas Wyser deposed, that he saw Alston put his Hand between the fine Pleats of the coat, and draw out the Handkerchief and give it to Williams; he searched Williams and found it upon him. Williams in his defence said, he found it: and Alston said, he was not near the Prosecutor at that time. Guilty to the value of 10 d. each.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Wedgwood (a Boy ,) of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 18 d. from Thomas Hinton , on the 30th of September last. Thomas Hinton deposed, that about 6 in the Evening the prisoner brushed by him, he missed his Handkerchief, followed the prisoner, search'd him and found it in his Sleeve. The prisoner in his defence said, that going along he trod on it, and took it up. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Susan Ware , of St. Bartholomew the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Robert Swail , 3 Gowns, value 15 s. 3 Petticoats, 7 s. 3 Smocks, 2 Aprons, and a suit of Head cloths, and a Riding-hood, 15 s. on the 26th of September last. It appear'd that the prisoner was Servant to Mr. Swail, and about 5 in the Morning took the Goods, went out at the back door, and left it open; she was taken with some of the Goods, and being carried before Justice Hewit, confest. Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d.

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Jasper Cooper , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for felonionsly stealing 47 pair of thread Stockings, value 6 l. 15 s. the Goods of Roger Broome , on the 4th of October last. George Bishop deposed, that he had the Goods of Mr. Broome to Trim and left them out of his yard on Thursday Night. Huckle deposed, that the prisoner offer'd him 2 pair of Stockings for 4 s. which he gave him. The prisoner in his defence said, that a Man ow'd him 5 l. and gave him the Stockings at half a Crown a pair, to make up the Debt. Richard Cook deposed, that the prisoner was at his House all the Afternoon, and lay with him all the Night when the Goods were lost. Thomas Hoskins and his Wise deposed, that the prisoner was at their House about 8 a Clock on Friday Morning, when a Stranger came in and offer'd the Stockings to Sale; the prisoner told him if he'd let him take 2 or 3 pair, to ask a Hosier the value of them, he'd deal with him; to which the Stranger agreed, but went away before the prisoner returned with the Stockings, or an Answer; Several appear'd to his Reputation, but this story contradicting what the prisoner himself said of taking them for a Debt: The Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Turbat , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in speaking the following wicked and seditious Words; G - D - George! Who made him King? The Devil: for he's his Uncle . John Roberts deposed, that coming along Bow-lane on the 2d. instant, about 10 at Night, he heard a Woman crying a full and true Account of a horrid barbarous and bloody Plot, against the King and Government; the prisoner came by at the same time (crying another Pamphlet,) D - ye there's no Plot, who should be the Author of it, George? D - him, who made him King? The Devil: For he's his Uncle, John Prow confirm'd the former Evidence, and that the Prisoner used several other vile and scandalous Expressions against His Majesty not fit to be repeated. The Prisoner, in her Defence, said she was drunk when she cry'd her News, and they ow'd her a Spight, and set Men to ask her Questions. Guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Thomas Phelp , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for assaulting Mary Rumbal on the Highway, and taking from her a Cane-Hat, value 7 s. an Apron 4 s. and 1 s. in Money, on the 21st of August last. Edward Rumbal and Mary his Daughter, depos'd. That as they were coming towards Holloway about Two in the Afternoon, they overtook the Prisoner and another, of whom they enquir'd the Way. The Prisoner directed them into a bye Way call'd the Seven Fields , in the 4th of which he over took them again, walk'd a little before, and turning back, took a Hat, Apron. and 1 s. from Mary, and 18 d. from the Father, who asking the Prisoner for something to bear his Charges, he threw him back 6d. The Prisoner in his Defence said he was a Barber , and liv'd in Field Lane Holborn, was Sick at the time the Robbery was committed, and had been so for 5 or 6 Weeks past, which he prov'd by several Witnesses, and also several other Neighbours who gave him a good Character, and the Jury acquitted him.

William Marr , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for assaulting Michael Paxton on the Highway, and taking from him a Hat, value 5 s. and a Cane value 5 s. on the 21st of September last. He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Laced-Hat, value 4 s. the Goods of Mary Sedgwick on the 21st of September last. Michael Paxton depos'd, That about eight at Night, between the Horse-Guards and Admiralty Office, Westminster , somebody threw him down, and run away with his Hat and Cane. Next Day hearing that the Prisoner was apprehended, he went to him in the Gatehouse, who own'd that he rob'd him, but desired him not to Prosecute, because he designed to make himself an Evidence against several others: Mrs. Sedgwick deposed, That she found the Hat at the Guard-House which she lost out of her Shop. Thomas Walker Constable deposed, That he went with Mrs. Sedgwick to the Prisoner, and heard him own that about 7 a Clock he took the Hat out of the Shop, and about an Hour afterwards knockt Paxton down; adding, that the Devil should not have taken him if he had not been Drunk: The Prisoner in his defence said that he was Drunk when he made his Confession before the Justice, but that being disproved by the Constable and other Witnesses: The Prisoner replyed, he wonder'd how they could swear he was not drunk, when they knew he was forced to be led all the way thither. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Martha Anderton , alias Blacklock , of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the House of George Wigg , about 9 in the Morning, and taking thence a Gown, 5 s. 3 Pewter Plates, a pair of Boddice, Shoes, Stockings, Clogs, a Silver Thimble and other things , on the 24th of September last. Mary Hunt , and Ann Hughs (Sisters) deposed, That they went out in the Morning, lock'd their Trunks and the Door, and took the Key with them; when they came back, they found the Doors and Trunks broke open, several things gone, and others scattered about the Room. George Wigg deposed, That being at an opposite Ale-house, he saw the Prisoner come down Stairs with a Bundle in her Lap, and turn down Gravel-Lane, near Hatton Garden. Mary Sanders deposed, That she was doing a Char that no body could do for her, when the Prisoner came down the Alley with a Bundle in her Lap, and was in such haste that she would have crouded by her before she had done what she was about. Other Witnesses gave Evidence that the Prisoner being apprehended, offer'd to make it up. Guilty of Felony .

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Thomas Williams , and William Jones , of Aldgate , were indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Stephen Holloway , a Silver Tankard, value 7 l. 10 s. on the 14th of August last. Thomas Holland deposed. That standing at his own Door, he saw Thomas Williams and another (not William Jones) come out of the Prosecutor's back Window, one Story high, into his Yard, and so over the Pales, and then run away: that he took the Tankard upon Williams, but the other got off for the present. Williams in his Defence said, that when he jumpt out at the Window, it was impossible Holland should see him, because that Window was backwards, and not in sight of Holland's Door. The Jury found Williams guilty ; but no Evidence appearing against Jones, he was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Samuel Molton , was indicted for the same Fact . Thomas Holland depos'd, That the Prisoner was the Person that came out of Holloway's Window with Thomas Williams and escap'd; but some Boys pursuing him to Tower-Hill, he hid himself among the Logs of Timber, from Whence he was taken. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he went with Williams to drink at Holloway's House, and was conducted up Stairs backwards: That when Williams got out of the Window, he was forc'd to follow him, because he had got no Money to discharge the Reckoning. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

John Quin , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting Rebecca Cater on the Highway, and taking from her a Pocket, value 6d. and 3 s. in Money , on the 4th of October last. Rebecca Cater depos'd, That in Oxendon-Street about 7 at Night (having a Lanthorn in her hand) the Prisoner knock'd her down, snatch'd her Pocket, and run away. Nathaniel Wilson depos'd, that hearing a noise he run out, the Prosecutor said she was rob'd and ruin'd; that he took the Prisoner, who seem'd surpriz'd and could not answer; that as soon as the Prisoner was brought to the Prosecutor, she cry'd, Ay, this is the Rogue that rob'd me. The Prisoner in his Defence insisted on his Innocence, but brought no Body to discredit the Evidence against him. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Peter Blake , was indicted for taking to Wife Mary Blake , his former Wife Mary Blackstone being then living . Thomas Holms depos'd, That he was Clerk of St. Martins Parish in New Sarum, at which Church the Prisoner on the Thirteenth of February 1706. was married to Mary Blackstone Spinster, of the same Parish: whom he has seen alive within these three Weeks, and when Edward Farr came down to him at Salisbury, to enquire after the Prisoner's first Marriage, the Prisoners first Wife ask'd this Evidence who it was that her Husband had married, he told her, 'twas one that her Aunt dy'd last Lady-Day. O! says the Wife, I know her, 'tis Molly Blake . He produc'd the Parish Register to confirm his Evidence. Mary Blake deposed, That on Friday the 31st of August , she was married to the Prisoner at St. Peter's Cornhill , (having seen him but the Wednesday before) and co-habited with him three Nights, when going to Mr. Cliftons at the other end of the Town to fetch her Cloaths, she heard he had another Wife, and so went to him no more. Mr. Swan depos'd, That by Licence from the Archbishop's Court (which he produc'd) he married the Prisoner and Mary Blake on the 31st of August last. at St. Peter's Cornhill. Mr. Hind, Clerk, depos'd. That he was present at the same time. Edward Far depos'd, that being employ'd by Mr. Clifton, he went down to Salisbury for a Certificate of the first Marriage, and there saw the first Wife with Three Children which she had by the Prisoner. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he had heard by several Letters that his first Wife was dead. and thought that she was. That his second Wife (who knew him at Salisbury 14 Years ago) was very well satisfied with him, till Mr. Clifton set her against him, for she had liv'd with Mr. Clifton, and he expected she'd leave him what she had when she dy'd; and therefore Clifton lock'd up his Wife from him, and sent Mr. Farr to enquire after his first Wife. Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Barclay of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Apron, value 6 d. and 17 s. 6 d in Money , the Goods and Money of Elizabeth Mills , on the 27th of August last. Elizabeth Mills deposed, That the Prisoner lay with her one Night, and before Morning got up, took the Apron and Money out of her Trunk, and went away. The Apron was after found on her, and she confest the Fact. Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Sarah Anderson , alias Lane , of St. Paul Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing out the House of Elizabeth Weaver , 3 Gowns, value 2 l. 10 s. a pair of Sheets 12 s. a Scarf 6 s. and 6 Diaper Napkins 6 s. on the 25th of September last. Elizabeth Weaver depos'd, that being invited to a Christening, she went to look in her Trunk for her Cloaths, but found it empty; and some time after met with some of them at the Pawn-broker's. But the Pawnbroker not being present to prove that he had the Goods of the Prisoner, The Jury acquitted her.

Sarah Churchill , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Frances Norris , a Petticoat value 5 s. a pair of Breeches 3 s. a Saucepan 1 s. on the 20th of July last. Frances Norris depos'd, That the Prisoner (who had formerly been her Chairwoman ) came to beg for a Nights Lodging, saying she was just come out of the Mashalsea; she entertain'd her; and leaving her at home went out, and at her return the Prisoner and the Goods were gone, some of which were found upon her. Guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Simon Jacobs , of St. Ann Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of Peter Dumolin in the Night, with an Intention to steal . Peter Dumolin depos'd, That he lives in a Cellar which the Parish pays the Rent of, and his Door was broke open about Three in the Morning, but he could not remember either the Day or the Month. The Watchmen depos'd, That they found the Cellar Door broke open, and a piece of it set against the Wall over the Way. William Lock depos'd, That Carrick and Smith, alias Newcomb (both executed) brought him into Company with the Prisoner, and one Sturges, Newcomb told them that he had Intelligence that Dumolin, an old French Man at the Seven Dials, had 50 l. hid in the left side of his Cellar, they went together in quest of it, but by the way attempted to rob a Pawn-broker's House, but being prevented, they pursued their first Purpose; they broke off a piece of the Door that the Lock shut into. The Watch coming their Rounds hindered their Entrance, they set the piece of board against a Wall, went off and stood at the corner of the Street with their Pistols: The Watch found the piece of Door, and looking about to see where it belong'd to, but not finding the Place, went away.

They then ventured down the Celler, but the Watch again disturbed them, and they went off; this Evidence then got a piece of Candle at a neighbouring Ale-house, but it being short burnt his Fingers as he went down the Stairs, and so he let it fall; they then felt about in the dark but could find nothing; and the Watch coming round again occasioned them to retire the third time, which put an end to their present adventure, for the Celler door after much search being found open, Dumolin was alarm'd, and the Gang were forced to make an intire retreat. There being no Evidence against the prisoner but Lock, who was one of a Scandalous Character, the Jury acquitted the prisoner.

Mary Bolton , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for the Murder of Clementia, Wife of William Thornton , by giving her with both her Hands, one mortal Wound under the right Breast, on the 2nd. of October of which she instantly dy'd . She was a 2d. time indicted on the Coroners Inquest for Manslaughter, in feloniously slaying the said Clementia. Jane Davison deposed, that Mr. Thornton (Husband of the deceased,) going by the door of Mr. Bolton (the prisoners Husband.) which was two or three doors off his own in Stretton Grounds Westminster , between 7 and 8 at Night, Bolton's Dog flew upon him, and he followed the Dog to the Door: upon which the prisoner came out in a great passion, swore at him and said ye Dog do you assault me in my own House; upon this Bolton himself began to strip to Fight Thornton, but this Evidence held him. Thornton then went away, and coming by again after, the prisoner came out and called him Ill Names: the Deceased then came and desired her Husband to come home, and not heed her; the prisoner then standing upon the Steps of her own Door, bid the deceased go off her ground, which the deceased not regarding, the prisoner run at her with both her hands, and push'd her on the Breast. She fell backwards and dyed immediately; and when the Neighbours said she was dead, the prisoner said to Thornton, Go ye Dog, lye down by the Bitch your Wife, and I'll Sprinkle Water on ye both. John Chub deposed, that as the prisoner stood on her own steps, and Thornton at the Rails before the Door, the Deceas'd came to call him home, and laid her hand upon the Rails: the prisoner called her Parish Clem! several times bid her begone, and pusht at her with both hands though he was not positive that she reach'd her; but the Deceased fell down dead. Lewis Shirly deposed, that he saw the prisoner punch the deceased, twice on the Breast, at the first of their Quarrelling, and before the time when the deceased fell down. She went home and told her Husband, she believ'd the deceased had hurt her. William Thornton deposed, that the prisoners Dog flew at him, and they not calling him off he kick'd him; the prisoner came out and abus'd him for it: his own Wife (the deceased) coming to him, the prisoner punch'd her several times on the Breast; the Neighbours persuaded them away; the deceased said to him, She was sorry she went, for the prisoner had hurt her Breast. He going by Bolton's again, the prisoner came out, call'd him Dog, Rougue, Son of a Bitch, and other ill Names; the deceased then came to call him home, the prisoner called her Parish Clem! and running at her with both hands, pusht her on the Breast, and she fell down dead: which the prisoner seeing, said, See how she Bitch Shams it? Go ye Dog, lye down by your Bitch, and I'll sprinkle ye both together. Alexander Small Surgeon deposed, that on opening the body of the deceased, 2 or 3 days after her Death, he found a bruise on her Breast, and some others, but none that could strictly be call'd Mortal; the right lobe of her Lungs adher'd to the Pluera, her Liver was diseas'd, no blood was left in her Heart, but the whole Mass rais'd to the superiour parts of her Body, insomuch that it seem'd possible she might be strangled purely by the violent Emotion of the Wind in Scolding; though it is true when the Passions were so extravagantly raised, and the blood put into such a ferment in a body so weak, a sudden blow on the Breast might very much contribute to her death: but on the whole he thought it a matter of doubt, which he could not determine. Patrick Ramsay Surgeon deposed, that he found a severe bruise on the right side of the Breast, which yet had not occasion'd any Extravasated blood, or any Eruption of the Vessels; the right Lobe of the Lungs adher'd to the Pleura; the Blood was hurried to the upper parts of the Body, and very little left in the Cavity of the Thorax. The Intestines were so inflamed, that they seem'd to be blown up artificially, and compress'd the Diapbragma; that the Lungs having but little blood left in them, when the blow was receiv'd, and not having time to recover themselves and breath again, it might be the occasion of her Death, though it might not have injur'd a stronger Person in other circumstances. Katherine Norwood deposed, she saw the prisoner push at the deceased who fell down dead; and then the prisoner said to Mr. Thornton; Take a knife and stick your self, ye nasty white Liver'd Dog, and then you may lye down by that Bitch your Wife. Grace Hoskins , and Robert Tomkins deposed, that the deceased laid her hand on the Rails before the prisoners door, the prisoner bid her get off of her Ground, run to her, punch'd at her with both hands, the deceased stagger'd back, and said d'ye see! she struck me twice. Bear Witness; and then fell down and spoke no more. The prisoner in her defence said, that hearing her Husband quarrelling about the Dog, she came out and bid Thornton take the Dog and hang him, for they did not own him; he said, No ye Bitch, I'll have satisfaction of the Dog your Husband, your Boy, you Son of a Bitch? she answer'd, No my Husband shan't fight with you, and took hold of him (her own Husband,) the deceased came and likewise took hold of her Husband Thornton, but he in struggling to get from her, threw one of the prisoners Children down the Cellar Stairs, some of the Neighbours came and persuaded Thornton away, but he came again soon after, and told her, she was but an ugly Coarse Bitch, and make the best of her; the deceased followed her Husband, called the prisoner poor beggarly Bitch, nasty draggle tail'd toad, ugly Puss, and stinking Punk, bid her go wash her Smock, and continued such language till she fell down dead by her Husband, without any body's touching her. Edward Quainton , Katherine Hill , and Lucretia Bridge depos'd, that they saw the Quarrel, but saw no blows given by the prisoner. Several others appear'd in the prisoners behalf, gave her the character of a quiet peaceable civil Woman, and never addicted to quarrel with and disturb her Neighbours. The Jury acquitted her

Paul Crony , of Stepney , was indicted for the Murder of Nathaniel Asser , by aiding and abetting Ralph Emery (since Executed,) who with a Stick gave the said Nathaniel Asser, one mortal Wound on the right side of the Head , on the 29 of June 1718 . of which he instantly dy'd. He was a 2d. time indicted for Assaulting Nathaniel Asser on the Highway, and taking from him a Purse value 2 d. 2 gold Rings value 10 s. and 10 Guineas, the Goods and Money of Nathaniel Asser , on the 29th of June in the 4th Year of the King. The Council for the King open'd, that the deceased going from Stepney to Hackney was Assaulted, Murder'd and rob'd in a bye Field; that 3 Persons concern'd, Emery, Brown, and Audly, had already been Convicted of, and Executed for the said Murder and Robbery; and Oliver Fen , who being an Accomplice in the said Fact, had made himself an Evidence against the others, had likewise impeach'd the prisoner, who thereupon fled to Sea, and being there tax'd with the same crime, did not deny it, but said, he had already been try'd for it, and acquitted. Mr. Fuller Son in Law to the deceased deposed, that the Day after the deceased was Murder'd, he was found in a Ditch with a great Bruise on his Temples. William Brag deposed, that hearing the prisoner had absconded when the Murder was discover'd, and he was impeach'd by Oliver Fen , and the said prisoner afterwards coming accidentally to drink at his House, he sent for an Officer and apprehended him James Oldage depos'd, that going up the Baltick, on Board the Tork in Company with the prisoner, the Ships Crew often us'd to call him Rouge, and twit him with this Murder: to which he answer'd, If I have killed him, I have been try'd for it and clear'd, and therefore if you tell me any more of it, I'll make ye suffer the Law for the Scandal. Thomas Cornelius depos'd, that he was a Neighbour to the prisoner, and courted a Woman that lodged at his Mothers: and when the Murder was discover'd, and he was impeach'd, he was so uneasie that he could not be at rest till this young Woman got him a place to go to Deal, in which he got nothing but his bare Victuals, and therefore left the Place, and got into a Ship for the Baltick; when he came back, and was sitting by his Mothers fire side, this Evidence talking to him about the Murder of the deceased, said he wonder's how any body could be guilty of such a barbarous Action, asking him if he was not concerned in it? The prisoner answered, No I was not present, for I was 2 or 3 Fields off when it was done, not that I should have been afraid; for I'd murder any Man, though it was my own Father for 5 l. The prisoner in his defence, deny'd that he ever Spoke any such thing, or was acquainted with Emery, Brown, or Audly, and that he did not go to Sea upon Pens impeachment, but was prest. Hannah Rivet depos'd that the prisoner workt at her House in Brick-Lane, and she never heard that he was acquainted with any of those persons concerned in the Murder and Robbery. Lewis Cair Weaver, against the Cradle in Brick Lane deposed, that he heard the prisoner was prest to Sea, and was on Board with him in the Dorsetshire, but never heard him charged with this Murder and Robbery. The Jury acquitted him.

Lewis Burgess , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of John Leonard Buck a Watch, value 8 l. on the 5th of October last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor, a Boy and John Rose-Mason , lodg'd all in one Room; between 6 and 7 the Boy got up, and as he usually did lookt on the Prosecutor's Watch, which was by the bed side to see what was a Clock, and then leaving it there went down Stairs to work; about 7 the prisoner came to teach French to John Rosemasen , and sitting down upon the Bed side, staid till 8 and then went away: about half an hour after the Prosecutor got up, and mist his Watch; next morning the prisoner did not come as usual, nor could they find him at Noon at a Cooks, where till then he constantly din'd, but meeting with him the day following, they askt him for the Watch: he said he knew nothing of it. Then tell me, said the other, where you was yesterday, carry me to all those places, and tell me how long you staid at each, that I may be satisfied you have not dispos'd of it. The prisoner told him he should not satisfy him. Why then, says the other, I shall charge a Constable with you. But I'll be gone first, says the prisoner. You're mistaken, says the other, for the Door's lockt. Well says the prisoner, let me go and I'll give you a Note, to pay you 10 l. if you don't find the Watch in 3 or 4 days. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Abel Wild , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing from James Barber , a Handkerchief, value 3 s. on the 17th of September last. Jame Barber deposed, that the last Execution day at night, standing in Princes Street Leicester Fields , to hear 4 Boys play on the Violin, he felt the prisoners hand in his Pocket pulling out his Handkerchief; which taking hold of himself, he pull'd at one end, and the prisoner (keeping his hold) pulled at the other, till at last the prisoner twitch'd it through his Hand, and threw it behind him. He secur'd the prisoner, but could not find the Handkerchief again. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Harvey , of Mary Bone , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Masons Chissels, value 3 s. the Goods of Stephen Nevison , and 4 Chissels value 2 s. the Goods of Alexander Rockhead . Stephen Nevison deposed, That being at work at the Lord Bingley's they left their Tools there at Night, and in the Morning 27 were lost, and sometime after he found 3 of them at a Smiths, who us'd to batter his tools, and who knowing his Mark, stop'd the Prisoner when he offer'd them to Sale; they were mark'd with a particular private Mark, which had belong'd to his Family in Scotland for many Generations, and which Method of marking was very much esteem'd in that Country. The Prisoner being a Smith, had partly wrought the Tools over again, but the Marks being pretty deep were not quite hammer'd out. Rockhead depos'd to the same Effect. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he was a Smith, and bought the Tools at an old Iron Shop among other Stuff, and (as is common when they find any thing useful) hammer'd'em over again to make them appear better for Sale. He brought several Smiths to prove that it was usual to buy such things among Old Iron, and work them over again for sale, and that they had seen him buy Tools among other things at the Old Iron Shop. The Jury acquitted him.

Thomas Glanister , of St. Giles in the Fields . was indicted for feloniously receiving a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. a Silver Mugg 3 l. a Salver 5 l. 54 l. of Bolonia Thrown Silk value 70 l. and other things, the Goods of John Folwell , on the 28th of July last, knowing them to be stolen, and for stealing of which, Mary Darbieau was Convicted of Felony at the Sessions held here on the 4th of April last . Christopher Leonard depos'd, That himself, Richard Trantum (not yet taken) and Mary D'arbieau broke open the House of Mr. Folwell in the Night, and took from thence the Goods mention'd in the indictment; which they sold the Prisoner in Holborn (his Son Nathaniel being then present and assisting, of which he was convicted at the Sessions in May last). The Prisoner was at first scrupulous of dealing with this Evidence, because he was a new Face, and (as he told Trantum) did not yet look like a thorow faced Rogue, and therefore would not be concern'd with him till he was satisfied of his being a Villian, fit to be trusted. They then agreed to meet at the Ducking-Pond, by the Spaw at Islington, in order to give the Prisoner a satisfactory Account of the Qualifications of this Evidence: which Trantum did; by telling him that he was lately return'd from Transportation. Nay (says the Prisoner) if that's the Case, I am Safe, and all is well. Then they brought the Goods to the Prisoner's House, and he gave them 4 s. 6 d. an Ounce for the Plate, by his own Weights, which were none of the heaviest, and 12 l. 10 s. for the Silk, which was worth 70 l. and threw them a Guinea over in the whole. The Plate was mark'd, and this Evidence ask'd him if he could dispose of it: O! says he, I could safely dispose of the King's Crown if I had it. The Prisoner in his Defence said, That he never saw Leonard before, and called several of his Neighbours to his Reputation. Alexander Brown , at the Yorkshire Grey, by the Watchhouse in Holborn, depos'd, That the Prisoner was a Taylor by Trade, and us'd to deal in Cloaths, and he never knew any harm by him; but being cross examin'd, confest that he had a very bad Name, and was reputed to be a Buyer of Stolen Goods. John Martin , Cooper, John Beddow , John Rotheram , and others of his Neighbours in Holbourn near the Watch-house, with much ado, were brought to acknowledge, that he was a Man of a very ill Character, and notorious for buying of stolen Goods. All the Prisoner's Witnesses instead of clearing his Reputation, serv'd only to confirm what was already sworn against him. He was an old Offender, and the Jury found him Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Bristow , (a Black ) of Aldgate was indicted for a Misdemeanor in breaking the Ware-house of Thomas Gayre , in the Night-time, with an Intention to steal the Goods of the said Thomas Gayre , on the 18th of August last. A Boy depos'd, That waiting at the Door for his Uncle, Stephen Lefevre , he saw the Prisoner and another talking together, and afterward break open the Ware-house Door and go down; he then alarm'd the Watch, who took them in the Cellar. Caleb Williams Watchman depos'd, That on the Boy's Information, he and his Brother Watchman Frank Corbet , according to their Officer (the Constable's) Command, went down the Cellar and shut the Door after them, and coming to the bottom of the Cellar Stairs, held up his Lanthorn, and happen'd to cast his Eye upon the Prisoner, who was a Black. The Sight struck him Speechless, his Hair stood an End, and his Heart sunk into his Breeches, for he thought it could not possibly be any thing less than the Devil. While he was standing in this Consternation, the Prisoner's Comrade slipt by them to another part of the Cellar. Mercy on me Frank, (says this Evidence, for he had now recovered his Speech) there's something past by us. What shall we do? The Boy coming down to their Assistance, they at length took heart and seiz'd on the Prisoner and his Partner, who might easily have escap'd if they had not been in as great fear as the Watchmen. They carried them to the Round-house, from whence before Morning, they broke out through the Cieling and escap'd, but the Prisoner was soon after taken at Billingsgate. In his Defence he said, That he was got Drunk, and went down the Cellar to Sleep. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

William Davis of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Holster Leather Caps, value 7 s. the Goods of our Sovereign Lord , on the 20th of September last. It appear'd that while John Furnival was asleep upon the Quilts at the Guard at White-hall , the Prisoner came into the Stable, took the Caps off the Horse, knock'd down a Boy who stood at the Stable Door, and run away; the Boy cry'd, stop Thief; Furnival awaked, run after the Prisoner, and took one of the Caps out of his Bosom. But it appearing that the Caps were the Goods of John Furnival, and not of His Majesty, as they were charg'd in the Indictment, the Court directed the Jury to acquit the Prisoner.

Thomas Sly , William Rudgate

To be Whipt, 9.

Mary Carter , Sir Charles Burton . William Young , William Hilton , Mary Harris , Peter Mills , James Hopkins , James Pope , Matth.ew Dowling . All former Convicts.

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

Recceiv'd Sentence of Death, 4.

William Marr , John Quin , Thomas Williams , and Samuel Molson .

Burnt in the Hand, 5.

Thomas Sly , William Rudgate , James Mattison , Jalper Cooper. Peter Blake , the Two first former Convicts.

To be Whipt, 9.

Mary Carter , Sir Charles Burton . William Young , William Hilton , Mary Harris , Peter Mills , James Hopkins , James Pope , Matth.ew Dowling . All former Convicts.

To be Transported, 13.

Ann Baxter , Robert Craft , Ann Low , Martha Anderson , alias Blacklock, Jane Barclay , Sarah Churchill , Thomas Glinister Lewis Furges , Abel Wild , John Alston , Thomas Williams , (not he that stole the Tankard) John Wedgwood , Susan Ware .

Sarah Turbat , to stand on the Pillory at Boe-lane end, Cheapside, and suffer 6 Months Imprisonment.

William Bristom to suffer 12 Months Imprisonment, except he will suffer himself to be transported before the Expiration of that Time.

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