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Old Bailey Proceedings, 24th April 1723.

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, Friday, and Saturday, being the 24th, 26th, and 27th of April, in the Ninth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign,

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir GERARD CONYERS , Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Lord Chief Justice Prat, Mr. Justice Tracy, Mr. Baron Price ; Sir William Thompson Recorder, and several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and County of Middlesex.

The JURORS were as followeth.

The London Jury.

Walden Gilbert ,

William Ball ,

William Peacock ,

John Hillar ,

George Bellis ,

John Scott ,

William Johnson ,

Samuel Kightly ,

Henry Hammerton ,

Ford Bechum ,

William Haddon ,

Marmaduke Emmerson .

The Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Richmond ,

Edward Sheppard ,

Edward Linney ,

George Whitton ,

Richard Young ,

William Ashman ,

John Wells ,

John Gouge ,

John Arnott ,

John Bush ,

Charles Russel ,

John Cox .

Humphry Jones of the Parish of St. Stephen Coleman-street , was indicted for stealing Curtains, Vallance, Linnen, and other Goods; in the Dwelling House of John Lamb , the 30th of October last. The Prosecutor's Wife, and another, depos'd; That the Prisoner, with Joseph Allen , convicted for several of the like Facts the last Sessions, took the Lodgings on the 30th of October, and went away the next Morning. That the Goods were in the Lodgings the Night before, and were miss'd immediately upon their going away. The Prisoner own'd his having taken the Lodging, but deny'd the taking the Goods, but the Fast being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s 10d . Transportation .

Samuel Glassbrook , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the East , was indicted for privately stealing 159 l. of Sugar, value 40 s. the Property; of Thomas Hyam , the 8th of this instant April . His Confession before Sir Francis Forbes was read in Court, wherein he had confess'd the stealing 40 l. of Sugar. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10d . Transportation .

William Brick , of the Parish of St. George Buttolph Lane , was indicted for stealing a Cask, containing 32 Gallons of Oil, value 40 s. the Goods of Joseph Law , the 2d of April . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was apprehended rolling it from the Keys. The Prisoner pretended he was hired by a Man that was rolling it, to roll it to the Corner. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10d . Transportation .

Samuel Hobson , of the Parish of St. Martin Ludgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing half an Ounce of Human Hair, value 10s. and half an Ounce of Horse Hair, value 2 s. the Goods of Thomas Launder , the 6th of April . The Evidence depos'd, that the Prisoner was Journey-Man to the Prosecutor, and took the Hair and Sold it. His Confession before Sir John Fryer was read in Court, wherein he had own'd the Fact. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10d . Transportation .

George Smith . Joseph Buckingham , Samuel Loyd , James Simpkin , and William Hassel , of the Parish of Istleworth , were indicted for the Murther of Anne, Wife of William Bristol , the 23d of January last. They were also indicted a second Time upon the Coroner's Inquest for the same. The Prosecution was carried on by Mr. Attorney General, and the Counsel for the King. The Evidence against the Prisoners was as followeth, Eleanor Williams depos'd, That she being Nurse to Mrs. Ruffin, Wife of Hardin Ruffin, at the Sign of the Red Lion on Smallberry Green , did on the 22d of January last, see four Men drinking with Anne Bristol . That she did believe that they were the Prisoners, George Smith, Joseph Buckingham, James Simpkin, and Samuel Loyd, but was positive as to George Smith. That they came in about seven a Clock at Night. and drank there till about eleven, and then went away together. The Examination of Elizabeth Ruffin (since deceased) was read in Court, which was to this Effect. That on the 22d in the Evening, the Prisoners, Smith, Buckingham, Simpkin and Loyd, did came to her House; that they asked for a Room, and did drink, together with Anne Bristol, and were very familiar, Buckingham Kissing her, and calling her his Wife, and his Dear, and asking her sometimes to go home; that Simkin also kissed her; and, that at paying the Reckoning Anne Bristol paid three Pence, the rest their Shots, except Simpkin, who paid nothing. After which they went away together. Susan Willis depos'd that she living next Door to Mr. Ruffin's, at the Red Lion on Smallberry Green, did, as near as she can think, between ten and eleven a Clock at Night, on the 2nd of January, hear a Woman's Voice upon the Green, crying out, and she calling to her, to know what was the Matter; the Woman answered, The Men were very rude with her. And, that she heard a Man's Voice, saying to the Woman, That if she would not yield, he would throw her into the Pond. And likewise, that if she had consented to be - it would have been all over by that Time. That hereupon she called to them out at the Window and asked. What they were doing? And, that one of the Men answer'd, that They were - a Woman to Death against her Will. And, that she heard the Woman cry out Murder. That the next Morning, about eight of the Clock, she saw Anne Bristol upon the Green in a very bad Condition, and she asked her, What was the Matter with her? And she reply'd, O, the Watermen, the Waterman! George Ockram depos'd, That between one and two a Clock in the Morning he heard a Woman's Voice cry out Murder. That he heard Men hollow, and he heard her in a melancholy Tone say, O dear. He likewise heard her call to a Waggoner. That the Waggon stopp'd; that she desired to Waggoner to help her, but he thinks he did not. That about seven a Clock the next Morning he saw her on the Green, and he bid her go to some House. She told him, she could not. That Hardin Ruffin and Hassel lifted her into a Wheel-Barrow, and they wheel'd her to the Bridge and there left her. That she had no Cap on her Head, in a very dirty Condition, and her Clothes tore. Ann Ockram depos'd, That about two a Clock in the Morning she heard a Noise, being waked out of her Sleep by it and went to the Window, and heard a Man swear to a Woman, He would throw her into the Pond if she would not be quiet. And about seven the next Morning she saw Anne Bristol sitting on the Ground, and about nine the Beadle came, and they carried her into her Barn, she being in a dirty Condition; and, that she dy'd in a few Minutes after she was carried in. That she had some Bruises about her, the biggest was on her Breast, and scratches upon her Hands and Knees. William Welman depos'd, he saw Anne Bristol the Night before at Hardin Ruffin's at the Red Lyon, and all the four Prisoners, as he suppos'd, but he knew none of them but George Smith. That he went to call Anne Bristol home to her Quarters, and upon his putting in his Stick to open the Door of the Room where they were drinking, George Smith jump'd out of his Chair, and swore, He should not have any Body out of the Company. Elizabeth Welman depos'd That the Baker coming to bring her Bread, told her, that her Country Woman lay upon the Green either dead or a dying. That she went, and found her near the Bridge, lying on the Ground, with her Head upon her Hand, and she begg'd of her, for the Lord's sake, to have her home, and put her to bed, telling her, the Woman of the House had turn'd her out of Doors to her Destruction. That she went and talk'd to Mrs. Ruffin about turning her out of Doors, and also fetch'd the Beadle to her, and she was help'd into a Wheel-Barrow, and carried into a Barn. That she told her, That three of the Men had held her while the fourth would have lain with her. That she ask'd her, If he did, and she said, He did not. That she desir'd her to cut her Lace, which she did, and she died presently after. Mrs. Leerwood depos'd, She being in Bed was waked by a Noise, but knows not at what Time of the Night; that she heard a Woman shriek out twice, and the Voice was towards the Ponds on the Green. That she heard a Waggon, and the Man cry Woo to his Horses three Times; and, that she heard a Woman cry Murder when the Waggon stopp'd, and heard the Woman groan, and said, she should die. That seeing Anne Bristol the next Morning, she asked her, Why she made such a Noise, she had disturbed her rest? She said she was sorry for it, and said, a Waggon had run over her, saying, the Waggon, the Waggon, the cursed Waggon, has killed me. Charles Ware depos'd, That between two and three a Clock in the Morning, a Woman cry'd to him, Waggoner, Waggoner, for God's sake help, saying she was lost, and was going to Brentford, That he told her she was drunk, and bid her lie there and he damned. That she was then about fifteen Yards from the Road where the Waggon pass'd. William Loton depos'd, That he going by about half an Hour after Ware, the former Evidence, a Woman sat about fourteen or fifteen Yards from the Road, and she call'd out, Waggoner, Waggoner, have me to Brentford. James Bothune, the Surgeon, depos'd, That upon viewing the Body of Anne Bristol, her left Eye was black, as if she had receiv'd a Blow with the Fist. And also, her Elbow was broken, and her Wrists, one Knee, and both her Ancles, were hurt. She had a Scratch upon her Thigh, two Inches and a half long, and a Contusion, like a Blow, on her Breast. Upon opening her he found her first five Ribs broke, and bent out wards towards the Thorax, and a Pint of Coagulated Blood in the Thorax. Her fourth Rib was broke in the vertebra of the Back, and the End had pressed the Pleura, and the Lungs. And being ask'd, How he thought this might be done he said it might be done by stamping upon, or some such Violence, but could not believe that it was by the Wheel of a Waggon, because, if it had run over her Stomach it would not have broken so many of her Ribs, and there would have been the Impression of the Wheel; and if a loaded Waggon, it must have broke her to Pieces almost, whereas there was no outward manifest Signs of any such Accident. And if a Waggon had run over her Breast length ways, it must also have broken the Collar Bone, which was whole, and in no part of the Body so much as the Scarf Skin broke. That if it had been done by the Stamping of an Horse on her Breast, where her Clothes were not, he was of Opinion, there would have been some sign of the Nails. And that her Pudenda were of a livid unnatural Colour. Henry Parsons the Surgeon, deposed much to the same Purpose with the former Evidence, adding, That both her Ancles and Wrists were black, as if they had been grasp'd; and, that it was his Opinion likewise, that she could not receive the Wounds, and breaking her Ribs, by being run over by a Waggon. Mr. Hedom depos'd, That he being Church-Warden, and hearing of a Woman hurt upon Smallberry Green, he sent the Beadle to enquire after her, and about an Hour after he went himself, but found her dead. That there was a Bruise on her right Eye, and her Arms had Bruises, and the Backs of her Hands, as if they had been trod or kneeled upon, her Thighs full of Bruises as if from Kicks. Daniel Wright , the Overseer, depos'd much to the same Purpose. These Persons having given their Evidence for the King, as to the Fact, the following Evidences were called as to their absconding. Hester Tims , Joseph Burkingham's Mistress was examined, Whether he lay at home that Night the Fact was done? who declared, He did not. And also, that George Smith and James Simpkin lodged in her House, and that neither of them lay at home that Night. That about seven a Clock in the Morning they came home, and went away about ten, and she saw them no more till after their being apprehended. Ann Lewis , Samuel Loyd's Mistress, being examined, deposed, That he did not lie at home that Night, but came home about seven a Clock in the Morning; and, that she ordered him to go down with a couple of Lighters, according as her Husband had left Orders for him, and that she afterwards saw him no more till after his being apprehended. Brian Cade depos'd, that he carried George Smith and Joseph Buckingham cross the Water that Morning, from Thistleworth to Sheene. James Peck depos'd, That he took George Smith and Joseph Buckingham, and the latter confess'd, that he stood by while Smith lay with Anne Bristol, and that the two others kicked her on her side, and that afterwards they would have had him lain with her, and shov'd him upon her, and she cry'd out, They had kill'd her, and that they had broke some of her Ribs; and that they had carried her afterwards to the Sign Post at the Landlord's House. And, that George Smith also owned, that he had lain with Anne Bristol. Simpkin's Examination before the Mayor of Gravesand, was produced, and read in Court, wherein he confess'd, That he, with the other three Prisoners, were in Company with Anne Bristol on Smallberry Green, that there Smith lay with her, and the two others attempted to lie with her, but whether they did or no, he knew not; and, that he saw Loyd kick her as she lay on the Ground. Joseph Buckingham's Examination was produc'd and read in Court, wherein he confessed, that they were all in Company with Anne Bristol at the Red Lion; and, that Smith lay with her upon the Green; and, that Loyd kick'd her because she would not let him lie with her. This being the Sum of the Evidence for the King, the Prisoners made the following Defence. Smith pleaded, That as they were going along near Smallberry Green, Anne Bristol said to him, G - d - n you, where are you going? That they met a Woman, who told them, she had help'd her our of a Ditch, and that she had dropp'd half a Pound of Butter, and that she fell down in the High Way. That they went to Hardin Ruffin's, at the Red Lion; that Anne Bristol came in, and sat down in their Company; that he was smoaking a Pipe of Tobacco, and she took his Pipe out of his mouth, and smoak'd it: That they went in about six a Clock, and stay'd till about eleven; that she paid her three Peace; that they went out first, and she follow'd them, and would go along with them, and that she saw a Waggon coming along, and said she would go to the Waggon, and they saw her no more. Then they call'd the following Evidences.

John Duffil depos'd, That as he was going over Smallberry Green, about 7 a-Clock in the Morning, a Woman was sitting upon her Breech, about 40 or 50 Yards from the Red Lion, and told him that she fell out of a Waggon, and the Waggon run over her. He told her that Story was not right, for she talk'd to him very heartily; and she offered to give him a Pot of Beer to lead her to her quarters, which she said was on the other Side of the Green. Will. Saunders depos'd, That he was with the former Evidence, and confirm'd what he had depos'd, as to her saying a Waggon had run over her, and that she said she was not able to help her self. That in the mean Time a little Boy came by, and said she was drunk the night before, and beshit herself, and the Men wheel'd her out in a Wheel-Barrow. He added, That he knew her, and that she was a Person of a very ill Character, and a Man might do what he would with her for two Pence or three Pence. John Nevil depos'd, He was coming from Oakingham Market, and had baited at Belfount and going over Smallberry Green, between 12 and 1 a-Clock, a Woman came and took hold of his Fore-Horse, and led him over most Part of the Green: That he bid her let go, but she swore she would not. That he saw four Men on the other Side of the Team, and desir'd them to take her away, but she swore she would not go: That the Men said to her several Times, You Bitch, let go the Horse, but she would not; and she desir'd him to take her Part, for those four Men wanted to lie with her; that he told her, if she would let go the Horse he would take her Part as far as he could, but she still swore she would not let go. That going down a Hill the Fill-Horse could not stop, and drove all the rest forwards, but what came of her he knew not, he did not see the Waggon run over her, nor did bear her cry out afterwards. Jane Shaw depos'd, That she being in the Waggon on Smallberry Green, near Strip Hall, did bear great cursing and swearing, and that a Woman came to the Waggoner, asking him to take her Part, saying that there were Men who would lie with her; and laid hold of the Fore-Horse, and would not let go. That she heard Men's Voices say to her, You drunken Bitch, let go the Horse, you will be trod under the Horses Heels, but she swore she would not. That the Waggon going down an Hill, and being heavy loaded, the Fill Horse could not stop the Load, and she felt the Wheel go over something, but she knew not what, but was afraid the Waggon went over the Woman, but did not hear her cry out, not saw her after she had let go the Horse. Robert Leerwood depos'd, That about Seven a-Clock in the Morning he saw Anne Bristol lying on the Green, not far from Ruffin's House: That she desir'd to be help'd to her Lodgings. That William Hassel fetch'd a Wheel-Barrow, and he, Ruffin, and Ockham, put her in, and having wheel'd her as far as the Bridge, she said she could go no further, and desir'd them to let her down. And that being ask'd how she came so, she said a Waggon had hurt her. John Hix depos'd, That between seven and eight of the Clock in the Morning he saw her, and heard her say the Waggon had run over her. The like was depos'd by Robert Noble , Joseph Sharp , Thomas Jones , John Smith , Thomas Smith , and John Webb . Micheal Purse depos'd, That about eight a-Clock he saw her, heard her groan, and Mrs. Ockham's Maid came, and said you have been with some fellows, and they have abus'd you; that she said no, she had not. Sarah Woodman depos'd, That the Evening before she saw her lying in a Ditch, and help'd her out; that she fell down again, and dropp'd half a Pound of Butter; that she, this Evidence, took it up, and overtook the Prisoners, and one of them took it, and carried it to Anne Bristol, and the other three went up to her, and she saw no more of them. Elizabeth Rogers depos'd, That about five in the Evening, the Night before she dy'd, she saw Anne Bristol lye in the Highway, she help'd her up, and she thank'd her. The Course of the Prisoners Evidence being over, the Jury upon a full Hearing of the Matter acquitted them all of both Indictments.

Joseph Porto , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper Stew-Pan, value 2 s. the Property of William Turner , the 1st of April . The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Pan stood over against his Door, and the Prisoner was carrying it away; but said when he was stopp'd, he was going to shew it to his Wife, and the Prosecutor's Wife had given him Liberty so to do. Several appeared that gave him an honest Character, and that he was crazy. The Jury Acquitted him.

Katherine White , alias Katherine Blood , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Muslin Neckcloth, value 3 s. in the Shop of Anne Benson , the 16th of March last. It appear'd the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop to buy, and the Neckcloth was taken out of her Pocket. The Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .

William Key , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Holland Shift, value 10 s. the Property of John Hall , in the Shop of John Sadler , the 6th of April . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Shift being laid upon some Sacks in the Shop, and no Body being in the Shop, the Prisoner was seen to go in and take it; but being discover'd dropp'd it, and pretended to come to buy a Penny Brick, it being a Baker's Shop. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d . Transportation .

Sarah Wilbourn , and Esther Nicholson , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 9 Silver Spoons, value 4 l. 10 s. a Silver Plate, value 4 l. 10 s. and three Forks and a Knife, value 40 s. in the Dwelling house of the honourable Robert Walpole , Esq; the 14th of March last, and Esther Nicholson, for receiving the Plate, and a Fork, knowing them to be stolen . It appear'd by the Evidence that Wilbourn had us'd Mr. Walpole's House for two or three Years, under the Cook; that the Things in the Indictment had been lost at different Times; that she being inspected upon Examination confess'd the Fact, and that the Plate and one Fork had been pawn'd by Esther Nicholson, to one Mr. Sadler; and they were found at the Place where pawn'd according to Nicholson's direction. Both their confessions before the Justice were read in Court. Wilbourn own'd she stole one Fork, and one Plate. Nicholson pleaded, she pawn'd them for Wilbourn, and knew not they were stolen. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon Sarah Wilbourn , the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d . Transportation . And Acquitted Esther Nicholson.

Luke Nunny and Martin Nunny , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel , were indicted, Luke Nunny, for the Murder of William Bramston , by giving him one mortal Wound of the Length of one Inch, and the Depth of five Inches, the 31st of March last, and Martin Nunny, for being aiding and abetting in the said Murder . John Howel depos'd, That on Sunday Morning, the 31st of March last, between one and two a-Clock, as he was going along Whitechapel , he saw the Prisoners assaulting and beating James Young , giving him many Blows, and that a little Time after the Deceased came by, and made a Stop, and stood looking on. That Luke Nunny gave the Deceased a Blow with his Fist, tho' he gave him no Provocation. That upon his having received the Blow from Luke, he mov'd his right Foot, and made an Offer to strike again, but did not, but recovered himself, and stood as he did before. That then Luke came to him the second Time, and made a Sort of a Push at him with his Hand, and as soon he had given this Push, the Deceased said he was stabb'd, he was dead Man, dropp'd down, and fell against his Legs, he being about a Quarter of a Yard from the Deceased. That a Light coming by, he look'd on the Deceased, and saw the Blood, and the Prisoner made to their own Being; and that he pursued them, and they were taken. That as Luke Nunny was making of, the Deceased said, That he was the Person that stabb'd him, James Young depos'd, That as he was going along Whitechapel about one or two a-Clock, he saw the Prisoners talking with a Man near the Kennel; that the Man with his Stick-struck Martin Nunny; that he asked him why he struck him? upon which he went away; and afterwards they fell upon him, James Young, and knock'd him down; that he got up again, and defended himself as well as he could, but they knock'd him down a second Time, and beat him very much; and that when he was gotten up, he heard a Man say he was a dead Man, and saw them run away into an Alley. That he followed them, and they went into an House, but were immediately pursued and taken. He added, That Martin, indeed was very drunk, but Lukes seemed not to be in drink. Robert Tuckwell , the Constable, deposed, that being upon the Watch he heard Murder cry'd out; that he immediately ran, and was at the Place where the Fact was done in four Minutes Time; that the Prisoners were apprehended, and going to the deceased he was quite dead, and near his Head he took up a Knife, which Knife afterwards did appear to be the Knife of Martin Nunny. That they had no Hats when they were taken into Custody, but there were two Hats taken up not far from the deceased, which Hats they afterwards owned were theirs. That he afterwards went to the Prisoners Mother's House, that they found there a third Brother in bed, and enquiring concerning his Brother's Knife, he exactly described the Knife, which he showing to him he swore it was his Brother's Knife, and be (Martin Nunny) owned it was his Knife, and he bought it at Yarmouth. He added, That after their Commitment they said, Damn it, if they were hanged they should not be either the first or the last. William Hamblaton , the Watchman, depos'd, That coming to Moses and Aaron Alley, he was told there was Murder committed, and that he went to apprehend them; that Martin's Face was bloody; that he took him below Stairs, and Luke was run up Stairs, and he found him leaning upon his Elbow on the Stair-head, but when he seiz'd him, he assaulted him with great Violence. That Martin was drunk, but Luke not. Joseph Atkinson , jun. deposed, That upon opening the Body he found the Wound to have penetrated between the fifth and sixth Ribs, and into the Heart, and was the Cause of his Death. The Prisoner, Luke Nunny, pleaded in his Defence, That one Edward Chapman began to quarrel with him and his Brother; that he went away, and that two Seamen came by, who said to them, What, are you no drunker yet? And follow'd them, and fell upon them. That he call'd the Constable and the Watch, and in the mean Time the Accident happened, but he knew not how, And Martin Nunny pleading he knew nothing of the Matter, the Jury found Luke Nunny guilty of both Indictments but acquitted Martin Nunny.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Smith , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Flaxen Sheets, value 4 s. in the Dwelling House of Richard Turner , the thirteenth of April . The Goods being taken upon her the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .

Richard Michelson , of the Parish of St. Margaret, Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon , the Property of John Carn , the first of March last, but the Evidence being deficient the Jury acquitted him.

David Williams , and Arthur Dun , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing six Pair of Thread Stockings, value 20 s. in the Shop of Michael du Meny , the sixth of April . The Prosecutor depos'd, he lost the Stockings. A Constable hearing, that the Prisoners, at a Geneva Shop, were offering the Stockings to Sale, he went and took them, with the Stockings. The Fact being fully prov'd the Jury found them both guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d . Transportation .

Frances Edwards , and Jane Bird , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted for privately stealing four Yards of Muslin, value 10 s. in the Shop of Samuel Wrather , the seventeenth of April . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's Shop, and having view'd a great deal of Muslin, and each bought a Quarter and a Half, he missed a parcel of Muslin of four Yards. That they being gone out of the Shop he called them back, and taxing them with the Muslin, it dropp'd from under Jane Bird's Petticoat, and fell upon her Shoes. After a full hearing of the Matter the Jury found Jane Bird guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d . Transportation . And acquitted Frances Edwards.

Isaak Clark , of St. John Hackney , was indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon, value 12 s. the Goods of Sir Daniel Dowlin , the 29th of March last. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty . Transportation .

Samuel Usk , alias Ulk, of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 1 s. 6 d. from the Person of John Hawkins , the 27th of March last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .

Anne Gay , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Bodice, value 5 s. the Goods of Sarah Soursby , the 10th of March last. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .

John Kelly , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing Carpenters Tools, value 25 s. the Property of William Elwinton , the 25th of March last. The Evidence being deficient he was acquitted .

Ann Web was indicted for stealing a Scarlet Cloak, value 25 s. from Katharine Sherwin , the 17th of April , but the Evidence against the Prisoner being deficient she was acquitted .

Thomas Burgess , alias Purchase , was indicted for stealing a pair of Silver Spurs, value 30 s. the Goods of Robert Rogers , but the Evidence being deficient the Jury acquitted him.

Sarah Grant , of the Parish of Elin , was indicted for stealing a Silver Thimble and 30 s. in Money , the Property of John Cupid , the 5th of March last. The Fact being plainly proved the Jury found her guilty . Transportation .

Joseph Chandler , and Mary his Wife , were indicted, for, that they, together with John Fitzgerald , not yet taken, did steal a Goldsmith's Show Glass, with Gold, Silver, and other Snuff Boxes, to the Value of 40 l. from the Shop of Robert Ker , the 16th of March last. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, that they Mary Chandler and Ann Hitch came to sell a bit of Silver Lace, and presently after a Man came in (supposed to be Fitzgerald) to ask for Silver Buttons; that while the was talking with them, and sending her Son up for the Key they went out of the Shop abruptly, and the Show-Glass was stolen from the Shop Window. Ann Hitch depos'd, That the Prisoner and her self did the Fact, carried off the Glass to an Ale-House, broke the Glass and Frame, took out the Goods, and threw the Frame down the House of Office; sold part of the Snuff Boxes for 8 Ponds, and shar'd the Money amongst them. Mary Chandler did not deny the Fact, but there being no Proof against Joseph Chandler but that of Ann Hitch he was acquitted and Mary Chandler found guilty of the indictment. Death .

Patrick Clifford , Joseph Watson , and William Smith , of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the House of William Harrold , the 2d of March last, and stealing a Silver Tankard, and two Silver Mugs, value 20 l . The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Shutter of a back Parlor was bored, and cut, and a Bar taken out, and the Goods stolen. That the Prisoner had borrowed a Gimblet about a Week before, which he did believe to be the same which he found near the Wall, where, whoever did the Robbery, came over. When the Fact was done it was wet Weather, and there were Footsteps in the Dirt. That a Stick was found that Morning in the Yard, which he affirm'd he had several Times seen in Patrick Clifford's Hands. Mrs.Harrold depos'd, his Wife came in while he was drinking at her House, and said, That she had maintained him several Years, and if she left him but one Week he would come to be hang'd. Joseph Watson was his Companion. Another Evidence depos'd, his reputed Wife goes out at Night, and he does nothing but drink all Day, and keeps a disorderly House, and the next Morning Watson asked him for something, and he said he had spent eight Pence Half Penny; upon that Watson reply'd, What, must I have nothing of the Booty you have got? Another Evidence depos'd, as they were carrying them to Prison, in the Coach, Clifford said, I wish we had committed the Robbery Yesterday, then I had been far enough out of Town, and then they might catch me if they could. Another Evidence depos'd, That between twelve and one a Clock in the Morning the Robbery was commited, he saw Clifford and another come from the back Yard, which was the Way the House was when the Robbery was committed. Mr. Robinson the Beadle gave Clifford the Character of keeping the worst House in ten Parishes, in harbouring all manner of ill People. That he had taken out many Children that he us'd to no entertain and encourage in ill Practices. Clifford call'd some to his Reputation, who depos'd he had been a Soldier, but was discharged for being an Irish Man, but they could say nothing as to his way at living since. The Jury acquitted them .

Joseph Wright , and Lewis Hudson of St. Paul Shadwel , were indicted for feloniously stealing eight Bushels of Wheat, value 28 s. and two Sacks, value 5 s. the Property of Earfard Martin . Wright confes'd the Fact before the Justice, and Hudson several other Felonies, and their Confessions were read in Court. However, the Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and said they were in Liquor, and did not know what they did when they sign'd their Confession before the Justice. The Jury acquitted Hudson, and found Wright guilty . Transportation .

Richard Swinburn , of the Parish of Hamstead , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Silver Spoons, value 27 s. and other Goods , the Property of Mary Shipway , the 26th of April . It appeared by the Evidence, that the Spoons were stolen from the Prosecutor, and were stopped at London when offered to Sale. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .

Frances Waterhouse , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a piece of printed Linnen, value 22 s. in the Shop of Jonathan Risum , the 7th of March last. The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner pretended to come to buy Linnen, and the Piece being missing, they charged the Prisoner with taking it. She denied it, and call'd several creditable People to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character, the Jury acquitted her.

Robert Becket , alias Burkit , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Guineas and 5 s. the Property of Tho. Tilbury , the 4th of March last. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court, wherein he confess'd the Fact, that he broke open the Trunk and took the Money. However, he deny'd all at the Bar, but the Fact being plainly proved the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d . Transportation .

Elisabeth Clark , was indicted for privately stealing Goods, value 50 s. in the House of Mary Randal , the 12th of March last. But it appearing, not only by the Account of the Prosecutor, who was her Landlady, that though she pawn'd them unknown to her, yet she did not leave her Lodging when so done, and abscond, but she said that she did design, at the receiving some Money out of the Country, to have redeemed them again, the Jury acquitted her.

James Archer , of Enfield , was indicted for feloniously stealing 9 Iron Bars, value 7 s . the Property of Abraham Adams , Esq; the 18th of February . But it appearing to be a malicious prosecution, the Court granted him a Copy of the Indictment .

Humphry Jones , of St. Andrew Holburn , was indicted for feloniously stealing Curtains, Vallance, and other Goods , the Property of William Haydon , the 21st of February last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner took Lodgings in the Prosecutor's House, and having lain there one Night, went away with the Goods the next Day. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s . Transportation .

He was also indicted a second Time for the like Fact, in stealing the Goods of Thomas Rutkins . But the Evidence not being so full to this, as to the former Indictment, he was acquitted .

Thomas Dunham , of Pancrass , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Pewter Places, in the Dwelling House of Thomas Baker . And the second Time, for stealing four Pewter Plates, in the House of Michael Cronacre . And the third Time, for stealing one Pewter Plate, in the House of David Tarrant , the 23d of April . The Facts being all plainly prov'd, and the Places taken upon him, the Jury found him guilty of all three Indictments. Transportation .

Duke Burgess , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for stealing a 100 lb. of Sugar , the Property of Thomas Emerson and Company , the 6th April . The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

John Dale , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for an Assault, committed on Elizabeth Lane , an Infant of eight Years of Age , the 16th of April , with an Intent to ravish her . It appear'd by the Evidence. That the Prisoner being Servant to the Child's Grand Mother had her in the Park at Cranbury House , where he attempted to force her, had very much injured her, as was deposed by a Surgeon, and others. The Fact being plainly proved the Jury found him guilty and the Court, for the Offence, fined him ten Marks , and sentenced him also to six Months Imprisonment .

Edward Barry was indicted for feloniously Marrying Susannah Holt , while his first Wife Catharine was living . Which Fact being plainly proved the Jury found him guilty . Burned in the Hand .

Jacob Parker , of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 48 Bushels of Malt , the Goods of a Person unknown. But no Body appearing against the Prisoner he was acquitted .

Francis Hockabout , Gresham Mason , and Thomas Wats , alias Watson , were indicted for privately stealing from the Person of Cornelius Warwick , a Pair of Shoes, a Pair of Silver Buckles, a Hat and Wig , the 25th of April . The Prosecutor depos'd, That having been at Highgate, and being a little in Liquor, and weary, he sat down on a Bench in Smithfield and fell a-sleep, and when he waked had lost the Things mentioned in the Indictment, and some other Things, and Money, but he knew not how much. A Drover's Lad depos'd, That seeing Thomas Wats by the deceased, as he went by, and knowing him to be a loose Person, he gave Notice to the Watch. The Watchman depos'd, hearing by the Drover afterwards, the Prosecutor was robb'd, he was by the Drover carried to a House of Resort of ill Persons, that there they found Pipety Popety, (the Name he knew Watson by) hid in a Closet up Stairs, with the Prosecutor's Hat by him, Hockabout hid in a House of Office, and the Prosecutor's Shoes with him; and Mason a Bed. The Jury found Hockabout and Watson each guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation . And acquitted Mason.

Edward Taverner , was indicted for Marrying a second Wife, his former being alive . To which Indictment he pleaded guilty . Burned in the Hand .

John Michael , of Allhallow's Barkin , was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 Bed Ticks, value 40 l. the Goods of Roger Cook , the 22d of December last. It appear'd by the Prisoner's Confession, that the Goods were taken out of a Bail in a Lighter, by one William Allen and the Prisoner. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Ann Hobbs , and Mary Keysell , alias Williams , were indicted for privately stealing three Handkerchiefs, value 5 s. and 6 d. in the Shop of Benjamin Button , the 10th of April . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's Shop to sell some Linnen Aprons, and took the Opportunity to steal the Handkerchiefs. They were taken with the Handkerchiefs about their Necks. The Prisoners pretended they bought them of a Woman in the Street; but this Plea did not avail them, for the Jury found them both guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .

Elizabeth Bishop was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linnen Sheet, value 4 s. and a Testament, value Half a Crown , the Property of Robert Wood , the 9th of March last. But the Evidence not being sufficient to convict the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Charles Banner was indicted for an Assault, committed upon Nicholas Burgess , a Lad of 15 Years of Age , with an Intent to commit the Act of Sodomy with him . The Prosecutor depos'd, that about 12 a Clock at Night, the 12th of March, the Prisoner fell into Discourse with him in the Street, as he was going about his Father's Business, and kiss'd him, and in Woodstreet run him up against the Gate of the Cross Keys , and unbuttoned his Breeches, and acted several indecent Things to him, and would have had him go with him to some Ale-House or Tavern, but he did not consent; then he ask'd him to meet him again another Night; and that Night he having informed him, that his Father belonged to the Post Office, and that he was employ'd in carrying his Father's Letters every Post Night, at about 12 a Clock, the Prisoner came to the Post-House to him, and clapp'd him on the Shoulder; and when he went to carry his Father's Letters, he having waited for his coming out, came up to him in the Poultrey, and went with him to Woodstreet, to the former Place, and there began to renew his former Indecencies with him. But he having before acquainted his Friends, his Father, and some others, dogg'd them, came and seiz'd the Prisoner. The Father of the Lad, and another, confirm'd the latter part of the Evidence, that having had Information of the preceeding Attempt, and of the Appointment, he did, with one or two more, dog the Prisoner and his Son, and at the Place mentioned came upon him on a sudden, and apprehended him, but probably a little too soon. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and his ever having seen Nicholas Burgess before that Night that he was apprehended; and also, that he had been guilty of any Indecencies with him. The Court were of Opinion, that the Evidence against the Prisoner was not strong enough to prove the Assault and Intention of committing Sodomy with the Prosecutor; yet, that the Obscenities he had sworn, and what the other Evidences had deposed of the Lad's having given Information of the appointed Meeting, and their having apprehended him at the Place according, as it seemed, to that Appointment, were strong Circumstances of the Truth of the Evidence. The Prisoner being required to call Persons to his Reputation, called one Person (out of many he said he had ready) who gave him a good Character. And being ask'd by the Court, what the Prisoner was? said he was a School Master in Swedeland Court, near East Smithfield. And being ask'd by the Court, if any Body did trust their Children with him? He reply'd, That he himself did, and a great many others, who look'd upon him to be an honest, sober Person. The Evidence not coming up to the Indictment the Jury acquitted him.

Nathaniel Irish , Gentleman , was indicted for the Murder of Thomas Hill , by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword, of the Breadth of half an Inch, and the Depth of six Inches, the 17th Day of March last, of which he instantly died . He was also indicted a second Time upon the Coroner's Inquest for the same. Thomas Bailey depos'd, That on Sunday the 17th of March, between nine and ten a Clock at Night, as he was going through St. Paul's Church Yard he overtook Mr. Irish, and two other Gentlemen with him, and that as they went along Mr. Irish was very rude, shoving and thumping People, and a Gentlewoman going along with her (as he suppos'd) Husband, he struck her cross the Buttocks with his Cane, and he heard several people complain of his Rudeness. That he followed them, and over against Mr. Innys's the Bookseller, he saw Mr. Irish threaten to strike the deceased. That the deceased went from him, and Mr. Irish followed him. That he returned, and he saw the deceased go out into the Highway, and there Mr. Irish struck the deceased, and that several Blows pass'd between them. That Mr. Irish pursued the deceased. That the deceased said, when Mr. Irish followed him, before any Blow was given, What is the Matter with the Gentleman? Bear witness, I do not meddle with the Gentleman. I do not know what he means that he does not go along. That he heard the Word, The Man was killed. That then he endeavoured to seize Mr. Irish, and he said he had lost 5 l. and threaten'd him, if he offer'd to meddle with him, he would swear a Robbery against him. That he took up a naked Sword, and the People apprehended Mr. Irish. Charles Hubbert depos'd, that as he was coming up Ludgate Hill between nine and ten a Clock, he saw several People standing in the Path-Way, that he asked, What was the Matter? That after a little while they parted, and the Prisoner went on about four or five Steps, and turned upon the deceased, took hold of him, said he should go with him to the other side of the Way. That being in the Highway, a Coach coming between him and them, he did not see the first Blow, but saw several Blows pass afterward, and heard the Word, The Man is dead. Thomas Hawkins depos'd, That as he was going through Paul's Church Yard, he saw some Gentlemen at Blows, and saw one drive the other from the Toy Shop to the other side of the Way. That the deceased retreated, and the People said it was fool, and bid him make up to the Prisoner. That the Prisoner, after a Coach had pass'd between them, made up to the deceased, and that several Blows passed between them, and the deceased drove the Prisoner near the King's Arms Tavern, and that Mr. Irish dropped, he thought, upon his Knees. That when he got up he drove the deceased, and the People cry'd out, foul play. That the deceased fell, he (this Evidence) opened his Breast, and perceived the Wound, and cry'd out to secure Mr. Irish. Mr. Irish asking this Evidence, if he did not see him knock'd down twice? He reply'd, no, he saw him down but once, but whether knock'd down, or fallen down, he could not tell. Edward Davis depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner follow the deceased from Mr. Inny's to the King's Arms Door, and that several Blows were struck. That he saw the Prisoner down, he thinks on one or both Knees. That when he got up he drew his Sword, took hold of the deceased's Cane, gave a push, and the deceased dropped. Thomas Jeff depos'd much to the same Effect. William Dally depos'd, That seeing a Crowd of People he came up to them, and heard the deceased say, The Man has a mind to quarrel. That when he was got ten or fifteen Yards off, the Prisoner run by him (this Evidence) and run after the deceased, and struck him. That the People said it was not fair, and that then the deceased having turned again several Strokes passed with their Canes. That he saw the Prisoner's Sword glitter; heard him say he was a Man that wore a Sword, but did not see the Wound given. William Forster deposed, that about Innys's Door he saw the Prisoner strike the deceased several Blows. That the People cried to the deceased, At him again. That he did so; and several Blows pass'd between them. That he saw the Prisoner lay hold of the deceased's Cane. That the People cry'd out, It was foul Play, and that immediately the deceased dropp'd. That upon this he went to seize the Prisoner, upon which he asked him, if he came to pick his Pocket? saying, he had lost 5 l. and he would charge him with it. - Bishop depos'd, That as he was passing by, he saw the Prisoner and Deceased, striking with their Canes, that the first Blow he saw given, was by Mr. Irish, that the Deceased went over the Canal, and the Prisoner follow'd him, that several more Blows were struck, and the Deceased was going to strike, and he heard the Prisoner say, stand off, I wear a Sword, and I know how to use it. That he laid hold of the Deceased's Cane, and the Deceased drop'd. Mr. Badger a Surgeon depos'd, That as he was going by Accidentally, and hearing a Man was wounded, he went to the Coffee-House, where he was carried, but found the Man dead, and upon searching the Wound, found it had penetrated a Ventricle of the Heart, went obliquely upwards into the bottom of his Heart, and he did believe it was the Cause of his Death.

Mr. Irish in his Defence, pleaded, That he having been with a Couple of Friends, at Greenwich, and going along St. Paul's Church Yard, towards Fleetstreet: passing by the Deceased, the Deceased said, he had jostled him, and holding up his Cane, ask'd him if he would have it down his Throat; to which he reply'd, He should not take it well of him; that having passed a little from him, the Deceased came to him, and demanded Satisfaction, saying, he had assaulted him, and now it was his turn to assault, that he was knocked down at the Corner of the Booksellers, and was driven back to the King's Arms, and that the Mob cry'd out, knock out his Brains, and he cry'd out Murther, and being knock'd down again, he cry'd out, take Care, I wear a Sword, and know how to use it. Zachariah Burrio depos'd, That he and Mr. Allen, being with the Prisoner, were going along Paul's Church Yard, near Mr. Wilday's, and the Deceased said the Prisoner had jostled him, and was very abusive, holding up his Cane, as if he would strike Mr. Irish, that he thereupon took hold of Mr. Irish by the Arm, to prevent Mischief. That Mr. Irish was coming away, and the Deceased came up to him, and said he had been assaulted, and it was now his Time to assault; that thereupon Mr. Irish ask'd him what he meant, that he reply'd, he would have Satisfaction, and struck Mr. Irish over the Head, and he was driven over to Innys's: That a Coach coming by, they were parted, and by the Crowd were driven towards the Kings Arms Tavern; that there Mr. Irish was knock'd down, and does believe he was struck by more Caves than one, for the Mob were very averse to Mr. Irish, that when he got up he was upon the Retreat, and the Deceased follow'd him, and he retir'd towards Doctors-Commons, and was knock'd down again, that he got up and retreated, and bid the Fellow stand off, that then he (this Evidence) went toward Mr. Truby's, so get some People to part them, so that when the Wound was given, he was not there. Mr. Allen depos'd, That he having been with Mr. Irish, and Mr. Burrio, as they were going near the Toy Shop, in St. Paul's Church Yard, the Deceased said he was jostled, and damned Mr. Irish, and that Mr. Burrio defined Mr. Irish not to mind him; that the Deceas'd said he would have Satisfaction, and with his Cane gave Mr. Irish a Blow, and some Blows having been interchanged, a Coach came by, and parted them, but afterwards the Fight was renew'd, and Mr. Irish was knock'd down, that he drew his Swords, and said, Stand off, take Care, I have my Sword Drawn, and being knock'd down, or falling down, the Deceased beat him very much, and that when the Deceased fell, he saw Mr. Irish just getting up as the Prisoner was falling. Margaret Stokes depos'd, that she saw the Deceased come up to Mr. Irish, and struck him, and that Mr. Irish was knock'd down twice, and that the Crowd was on the Deceased's side, and that there were more Sticks used against Mr. Irish than the Deceased's: that near the Kings Arms Tavern the Deceased knock'd Mr. Irish down, and he struck him, as she thought, to keep him down, and that when the Deceased fell, Mr. Irish was upon one or both Knees. Another Evidence depos'd, that he saw them fight with Sticks, and the short Man followed the Prisoner, and knock'd him down, and he was struck by two Persons, while he was upon the Ground, and as he was getting up his Wig fell off, and the short Man knocked him down again. Charles Barns depos'd, That at the Corner of Innys's Shop, they were fighting with Canes, that they went towards Truby's, and the short Man run to the Tall Man, and struck him, and he was knocked down, and as the Prisoner was rising, some Body struck him, and he was down again; and, that he thought he was a Pick-pocket, because the Mob was all against him, and he heard the Prisoner cry out, Thieves and Murder. William Jenkins deposed, That he saw the Sword drawn. That several Blows were struck afterwards. That the Prisoner defended himself with his Sword, and was at that Time on his Legs. One Surgeon deposed, That being sent for to Mr. Irish, he found he had several Contusions on his Head, Wrist, and Hand. That he opened the Body of the Deceased, and found the Wound in the Skin was four Inches below the Wound that went into the left Ventricle of the Heart, and that it must be given by some Person below the Deceased, for that, if the Point go upwards, the Hilt must be downwards. Another Surgeon deposed to the same Purpose. After a full Hearing the Jury found the Prisoner guilty of Manslaughter . Burned in the Hand .

Alexander Day of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing Gold and Silver Lace, value 55 l. the Property of Thomas Gravestock , the 28th of September last. He was indicted a second Time, for defrauding the said Thomas Gravestock of the Goods mentioned in the Indictment . The Prosecutor deposed, That the Prisoner came to his Shop on the 24th of September last in a very handsome Mourning Chariot, with a Footman behind it, and wanted a Sort of Lace called Spanish Point, for trimming for a Suit of Clothes; but that being a Sort that they did not usually keep by them, he was to get it made for him. However, he fixed upon a parcel of Goods for present Use, those mentioned in the Indictment, which were carried home to his Lodgings in Queen's Square, by the Name of Marmaduke Davenport, Esq; That then the Prisoner wanted a great deal more, as much as would trim five Liveries, but could not then tell the Quantity, till he had seen his Tailor. Whereupon he was to go again to his Lodgings, and on the 27th went, and as he was going along saw the Prisoner talking very familiarly with Mr. Hinchley the Mercer. That he went on to his Lodgings, whither the Prisoner soon after came, and among other Discourse, talk'd of gold Equipages, and show'd him one which he was to make a Present of to a Lady, and opening a Drawer, pull'd out a Paper, which had Silver Lace, and Silver Shoulder Knots; the Quantities were so large, that the Liveries would have been as rich as the Duke of Newcastle's. That he was to furnish him with these Things and then to bring in his Bill, but the next Day he was gone off. Mr. Markham deposed, the Prisoner came to his Shop, and fixed upon a handsome gold Equipage for a Lady, value 50 l. which he desired him to carry to his Lodgings. That when he came there the Prisoner asked him to drink Tea with him, which he did; and as they were drinking the Prisoner told him, he wanted several other Things, as a gold Watch Chain, &c. and he having there a Squirrel with a Silver Chain and Lock, he spoke to him for a Gold one; which Things, when he had furnished him with, then he was to be paid. That he observing the Collar, found it was one he had about six Months before sold to a Lady. He admiring at that; and being desirous to know something of his Character before he trusted him farther, went to the Lady, and enquir'd the Character of Marmaduke Davenport, Esq; But the Lady could not recollect that she knew any such Person. Upon which he told her it was very strange, since he had seen in his Lodgings the Collar for a Squirrel which he had sold her. He then describing the Prisoner's Person, she knew him, and said his Name was Alexander Day, and that he was one of the greatest Bites and Sharpers of the Town. Whereupon he presently got Officers and arrested him, and got his gold Equipage again. Ralph Greathead deposed; That the Prisoner's Man came to him to enquire for a pair of good Horses; he show'd him a pair, and he brought the Prisoner to see them, who liked them, and asked the Price, which he having told him, he said it was reasonable enough. Then desir'd that he would furnish him with a good Coachman, he having left his at his Country-seat; would have a lusty Man, that his Coachman's Livery might fit him: He procur'd him a lusty Coachman, on whom his Livery being try'd, was something too little; upon which the Esquire pausing a little said, Well, I will send for my own Coachman out of the country; but his Man Lewis saying they might be let out for a small Matter, he approv'd the Motion, it was done, and having procur'd the Chariot, he had the Coachman and Horses. That the first Day he went out, thinking he should guess something of him that Way, enquir'd of the Coachman at Night what Visits he made; that he told him first to the Duke of Montague's, then to Hannover-Square, to Mr. Law's, then to a Coffee-house in Covent Garden, &c. Upon which he thought it was pretty well, and he was satisfied. But after he had had the Horses about nine Days, he bid the Coachman drive to a Tavern in Red Lion Square; he went into the Tavern, call'd for half a Pint of Mountain, drank it up, told the People there were some Gentlemen appointed to sup there that Night, and he would be there again presently; and going out at the other Door, and leaving his Wine unpaid for, went away, and left the Chariot and Horses, which having waited some time, and no Esquire coming, the Coachman brought home, and he heard no more of him till his being apprehended. That soon after the Owner of the Chariot came, and demanded it, and had it again.

He was indicted a third Time, for defrauding Samuel Scrimpshaw , of 72 Ells of Holland, and fine Cambrick, value 48 l. the 28th of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd. The Prisoner came to his shop, in his Chariot, and Attendants, by the Name before-mention'd, had the Goods, and was to have more the next Day, when he was to be paid, but the next Night he was not to be found.

He was also indicted a fourth Time for defrauding George Kendrick of 25 Pounds of Congo Tea, and other Tea, to the Value of 26 l . The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner's Man came to him for Samples, and afterwards brought Orders for the Goods mentioned, which he carried to the Prisoner's Lodgings. That then he desir'd to have a Quantity sent of another Sort of Tea, and then he would give Orders that his Steward should pay him; but the 'Squire having remov'd his Lodgings before he sent in the other Parcel of Tea he spoke for, he could never find the Steward to pay him for the first.

He was also indicted a fifth Time, for feloniously stealing three Yards and a half of rich Brocade, value 26 l. and 15 Yards of Cherry powder'd Podesay, and 15 Yards of White Podesay, value 8 l. the Goods of , the 28th of September .

He was also indicted the sixth Time, for defrauding Mr Hinchliff , and Partner, of the Goods before-mentioned . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner came in his Chariot to Mr. Hinchliffs, and he not being at Home, he left Word for Mr. Hinchliff to come to his Lodgings, by the Name of Marmaduke Davenport, in Queen's Square, which he did, and found the Chariot standing at the Door, and enquiring of his Landlady, was told he was a Yorkshire Gentleman. That being introduced to the Esquire by his Man, after some Discourse of Packs of Dogs, and other insignificant Affairs, the Esquire fell seriously upon the grand Affair, and desire'd that he would send him such and such rich Silks to his Lodgings, that he might see them. But Mr. Hinchliff telling him he might see more Choice in his Shop, he consented to go, and took Mr. Hinchliff with him in his Chariot; talking by the Way of Sir Marmaduke, and several other Persons of Consideration, and that he was going to be marry'd to a Daughter of Counsellor Ward's. That he was going to furnish a House in Town, and should want considerable Quantities of Goods he deals in, and being come to the Shop, fix'd upon the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, and took them home with him in his Chariot, having look'd upon rich Damasks for Bedding, Hangings, &c. to the Value of near 1000 l. That Mr. Hinchliff telling the Esquire, That Ladies us'd to be thought the most capable of chusing such Things, be enquir'd if he had no Lady of his Acquaintance to assist him. To which he reply'd, Yes, the Lady Davenport his Kinswoman, and desir'd the Silks might be sent to his Lodgings, and he would get her there to view them. That then he (Mr. Hinchliff) being desirous to have some Satisfaction concerning the Esquire, sent an Excuse for the Delay, while he sent to enquire at Counsellor Ward's; but was inform'd, that the Counsellor had no Daughter going to be married, but that one Daughter had indeed already been married to one Mr. Davenport (into whose Acquaintance he afterwards found the Prisoner had insinuated himself, accidentally meeting him at a Coffee House, and prevailed upon to call him Cousin, telling him, their Coats of Arms were both the same). This Account prevented him from sending the other great Quantity of Goods, and going to look after him about the former Parcel, he was elop'd, and he could hear no more of him, till he was taken up at Clapham, on Suspicion of robbing the Bristol Mail. The Prisoner, in his Defence, pleaded he did not steal the said Goods, but bought them fairly for his present Occasions, designing honestly to pay for them, which he should have done, had they not disappointed him; alledging, he had an Estate of 200 l. per Annum, in the County of Durham, mortgag'd for 1200 l. but not proving any thing of it, nor giving any Account of himself, nor willing one Witness to his Reputation, the Jury not believing the Honesty of his Intention in all these Affairs, tho' they acquitted him as to the felonious stealing of the Goods mentioned in the several Indictments , yet found him guilty of the Misdemeanours, in defrauding all the several Persons , and the Court sentenc'd him to pay a Fine of 200 l. i.e. 50 l. upon each Indictment , to stand in the Pillory twice, once in Covent Garden, and once on Ludgate Hill ; to be imprisoned for two Years , and to find Security for his good Behaviour for two Years more .

Richard Trantham , alias Trantum , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of John Folwell , in the Night Time, and stealing 54 l. of Bologna Silk, value 70 l. one Silver Tankard, value 6 l. 10 s. one Silver Silver value 5 l. one Silver Mug, value 3 l. and several other Pieces of Plate , the 28th of July, 1721 . The Fact being plainly prov'd, and the Prisoner making but a trifling Defence, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Isabel Carr

Sarah Salisbury (whose Trial was publish'd at large on Monday last) fin'd a 100 l. to suffer a Years Imprisonment , and to find Sureties for her Behaviour two Years more .

The Trials being over the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth.

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, Three.

Mary Chandler , Richard Trantham, alias Trantum, Luke Nunny .

Burnt in the Hand, Seven.

Nathaniel Irish , Edward Taverner , James Bird , Edward Barry , William Moor , Sarah Swan , Anthony Dunbar . The last four convicted the former Sessions.

For Transportation, Twenty Four.

Humphry Jones, Samuel Glassbrook , William Brick , Samuel Hobson , John Michael , Francis Hockabout , Thomas Watson , Ann Hobbs , Mary Keysell , Katherine White, alias Blood, Williams Key, Sarah Wilbourn , David Williams , Arthar Dnn, Elizabeth Smith , Richard Swinburn , Robert Becket , Isaak Clark , Samuel Usk , alias Ulk, Ann Gay , Sarah Grant , Thomas Dunham , Duke Burgess, Joseph Wright .

To be Whipt, Three.

John Burgess , Philip Large , Isabel Carr , convicted the former Sessions.

Alexander Day , fin'd 200 l. to stand Twice in the Pillory, to suffer Imprisonment two Years, and to find Sureties for his Behaviour two Years more.

Sarah Salisbury (whose Trial was publish'd at large on Monday last) fin'd a 100 l. to suffer a Years Imprisonment , and to find Sureties for her Behaviour two Years more .

John Dale fined ten Marks, and to suffer six Months Imprisonment.

Mary Chandler pleaded her Belly, and a Jury of Matrons being impannelled, found her not quick with Child.

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