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Old Bailey Proceedings, 16th October 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, Thursday, and Friday, being the 16th, 17th, and 18th of October, in the Tenth 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 Pratt, Mr. Justice Tracey, Mr. Baron Price , Sir William Thompson , Knight, 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.

Thomas Burroughs ,

Robert Peed ,

John Savage ,

John Lukin ,

Roger Oram ,

Thomas Antrobus ,

George Bray ,

Henry Clark ,

Daniel Garret ,

John Futril ,

Thomas Hamston ,

Thomas Tailor .

The Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Ingram ,

William Tame ,

Thomas Richmond ,

Josiah Chorley ,

Barthol Wimberly ,

Thomas Sams ,

Robert Young ,

John Sibbs ,

Benjamin Timbrel ,

John Clark ,

John Frith .

William Collison .

The Proceedings were as followeth, viz.

John Dixon , of the Parish of St. Edmund the King , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 1 s. from the Person of James Loan , the 18th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed, That as he and a Friend were going out of Lombard Street into George Yard , about Seven a Clock in the Evening, the Prisoner ran between him and his Friend, and he clapping his Hand on his Pocket missed his Handkerchief, and apprehending the Prisoner, he had one Handkerchief about his Neck, one in his Pocket, one under each Arm, and afterwards his own was found dropp'd on the Ground several Yards farther than he the Prosecutor had been. The Prisoner had nothing to say, but that he had bought the Handkerchiefs in Rag Fair, and was carrying them to be wash'd. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ruth, Wife of Quilt Arnold , of the Parish of St. Bartholomew the Less , was indicted for privately stealing four Yards of Ticking, value 6 s. in the Shop of Edward Saggs , the 12th of October . The Prosecutor's Servant, Richard Shaw , depos'd, the Prisoner and another Woman came in to buy a Pair of Shoes; he sold the other Woman a Pair of Shoes, and the Prisoner went and sat down where the Ticking was. After they were gone he missed the Ticking, and followed her, and one Piece of the Ticking dropp'd from under her Riding-Hood, and he took the other Piece from her Side. Another Person confirm'd the Dropping of the Ticking from her when she was apprehended. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or that she knew any Thing of the Ticking, but the Person that was with her that bought the Shoes, she supposed did drop the Ticking down by her, when the Prosecutor's Servant Stopp'd her; and, that the other Woman has since absconded. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

William Baldwin , of the Parish of St. Mary Woolnoth , was indicted for privately stealing a silk Handkerchief, value 4 s. from the Person of John Grove , the 21st of September last. Charles Richardson depos'd, That some Gentlemen calling a Coach at the Corner of Cornhill , over against Stocks Market, he saw the Prisoner take the Handkerchief out of Mr. Grove's Pocket, and he immediatley clapp'd hold of him, and he dropp'd the Handkerchief. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and call'd some Persons to appear to his Reputation, who said, he was a Horse-Coarser, and they knew no harm by him. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Smith , of the Parish of St. Gregory , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Callimanco Coat, value 13 s. of Sarah Clark Spinster , the 25th of September last. John Jones depos'd, that he being at work, saw the Prisoner in an Alley unpin the Child's Frock, and afterwards take off her Coat, upon which he went and apprehended her, and she had the Childs Coat in her Apron. Than asking her why she stripp'd the Child, she reply'd, That the Mother had bid her do it, and she knew the Child very well. Another Evidence depos'd, That he saw the Coat in the Prisoner's Apron. The Child's Mother depos'd she knew not the Prisoner, but had sent the Child to School, and she not coming Home at Five a Clock, she sent to enquire for her, and had Word brought about Six, That her Child had been stripp'd, and that the Prisoner was apprehended; that she went and found the Prisoner in Custody. The Prisoner pleaded, That as she was going along the Street the Child cry'd, and said a Pin prick'd her, and she only took off the Child's Coat to ease her, and that the Evidences came and apprehended her, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Sarah Parsons , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing Curtains, Linnen, &c. value 40 s, in the Dwelling house of Edward Ogden , the 11th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence. That the Goods were taken out of the Prosecutor's House, and that they had been pawn'd by the Prisoner. While the Prosecutor's Wife was in the Country, another Woman Servant being left to take Care of the House. The Prisoner pleaded. That she did not steal the Goods, but was desir'd to pawn them by the Woman Servant, and she knew not that she had stolen them. The Prosecutor depos'd. That the Servant was run away. The Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Transportation . But recommended her to the Favour of the Court .

Robert Spicer , of the Parish of St. Gregory , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Wearing Apparel and Linnen. value 7 l. 6 s. the 5th of this instant October . The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, The Prisoner and his Wife were her Lodgers, and in that Room there were the Goods in a strong made Box, fast lock'd; that afterwards she taking an Opportunity to put up a Gown, that she had some Time before taken out of this Box, she miss'd all her Wearing Apparel and Linnen, and in a Bundle in a Bag in the Room, she found Part of the Clothes that were in her Box, and also found the Hinges had been wrenched open. Another Evidence confirm'd the opening of the Box; that he found the Box empty, and the Hinges wrench'd, and that some Goods were found in a Bag bundled up, and in it was a Waistcoat, which the Prosecutor depos'd was left lock'd up in that Box. The Prisoner pleaded, He often us'd to leave the Key with his Landlady, and that when he has come home, he has several Times found his Landlady coming out of his Room. But this was all deny'd by the Landlady; or that she had ever been in the Room while they lodg'd there, but while he or his Wife was in the Room, except that Time when she found that her Goods had been stolen. The Prisoner call'd some Persons to his Reputation, who said they knew no Harm by him. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Edward Glade , of the Parish of St. Gregory , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Linnen, value 20 s. the Property of Anne Wallis , &c. in the Dwelling-house of Andrew Bennet , the 27th of September last; The Prosecutor depos'd, That she being a Clear Starcher was Ironing, and the Things stood in a Pan, and seeing a Person going out of her Room, cry'd out, and he was apprehended. Another, Evidence depos'd, That as she and her Husband were going along the Street, hearing the Prosecutor cry out stop Thief, and the Prisoner having the Clothes in a Pan, and making off in great Haste, she laid Hold of him; but he being too strong got from her, but dropp'd some of the Linnen; and that her Husband laid Hold of him, and he dropp'd the Clothes, Pan and all. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said, That as he was going along, he happened to fall over the Pan of Linnen, and they apprehended him, and charg'd him with the Robbery. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Griffith Watkins , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Candle-sticks, value 2 s. the Goods of Nicholas Lambert , the 3d of this instant October . One Evidence depos'd, That a Person calling out, he stopp'd the Prisoner as he run along, and he dropp'd the Candle sticks at his Feet: But no Body appearing to prove that they were stolen from Nicholas Lambert, he was acquitted .

John Landis , of the Parish of St. Margaret New Fish-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Sleeves, value 2 s. the Property of Joseph Judge ; and 3 l. in Money, the Property of Joseph Judge, and Elizabeth Slayden , the 13th of September last. The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner was his Apprentice , and he behaving himself irregularly and Things having been lost, he suspected him, and examining his Box, he found a pair of Sleeves that had been lost; and sound also a Key that would open the Trunk where the Money lay: And upon taxing the Prisoner with robbing him, after many contradictions Accounts how he came by that Key; he at last confes'd he had at Times taken out divers Sums of Money, so the Value of about 3 l. and wrote down the particular Some in a Piece of Paper, which he produc'd in Court. Two other Evidences confirm'd his having own'd the taking the Money, at several Times. The Prisoner pleaded, That he having had Money of his Mother to lay up, his Mother suspecting him, tax'd him with robbing him; and after using Many Menaces, threatned to send him to Newgate; he being terrified, that he might not be sent to Newgate, he did confess the taking of about 27 s. but his Master still threatning to send him to Newgate, telling him his former Confession would not do, he did, by Direction of those about him, write upon a Piece of Paper, as he thinks to the Value of 3 l. 6 s. although he never wrong'd him of any Thing. That as so the Sleeves, he had them of a Servant Maid that had liv'd in the Family, who being gone to live in the Country, he had sent for her, but could not hear of her. The Prisoner call'd several credible Persons to his Reputation, who gave him an extraordinary Character, as an honest, industrious, young Man. The Master and Mistress being examin'd, deny'd their terrifying him into a Confession, except that in finding the Key that would open his Trunk, he did say to him, You Villain, I am afraid this Key will bring you to Newgate. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s. Transportation . But considering the good Character he had given him, the Jury recommended him to the Favour of the Court .

William Frazier , of the Parish of St. Stephen Wallbrook , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Guineas, and 5 s. the Property of Charles de la Fountain , and Charles Noerey , the 25th of September last. The Prosecutors depos'd, That the Money was last in the Counting-House, and that the Prisoner was their Servant, in the Capacity of a Footman ; that he went away without their Knowledge, and never return'd; and that when he was apperhended he confess'd the Fact. The Prisoner's Confession was read in Court, wherein he confess'd the Fact before the Justice. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact at the Bar and pleaded, That the Reason of his going away so suddenly was, that the Servant Maid had told his Master that he had the foul Disease, and therefore he would turn him away, unless he brought a Certificate from the Apothecary, that he had no such Distemper. The Master own'd there had been some Talk of that Nature, but told him he was not fully resolv'd whether he would turn him away or not. The Prisoner pleaded, The Reason he confes'd the Fact was, that he hop'd upon confessing it, his Master would have forgiven him. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s. Transportation .

Mary alias Martha Smith , of the Parish of St. Ann Westminster , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Richard Powis , Esq ; with an Intent to steal , the 4th of September last. The Watchmen depos'd, that between 10 and 11 a-Clock at Night, they found the Prisoner in the Coach House behind the Door. The Prisoner pleaded. That she was in Danger of being arrested, and the Door being open, went in there to hide herself. The Indictment being laid for the Dwelling-House, when it appear'd by the Evidence to be far distant from it, the Jury acquitted her .

Mary Gorgin , of St. John's Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Guineas, the Property of Thomas Holford , in the Dwelling House of William Colfield , the 3 d of this instant October . The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner was a Chair-Woman in the House of Mr. Colfield, and she had been forewarn'd not to come into his Room, but he afterwards found her there on the Sunday, and the Money was there, with 10 Guineas more on the Saturday Night, and the next Monday Morning he missed Money. And when she was before the Justice, the would have paid him the Money, if he would not have prosecuted her. The Prisoner deny'd the taking of the Money, or that she had been forbid to come into the Prosecutor's Room. She call'd some Persons to her Reputation. The Jury acquitted her.

Elizabeth Wife of John Stibs , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Paper Box, and some other Goods of small Value , the 28th of September last. The prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner was a Chair-Woman in the House, and he having miss'd Things, Suspected the Prisoner, and searching her House, found the Pepper-Box and other Things in the Prisoner's Room. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact. call'd several Persons to her Reputation, her none appear'd. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Jane Kelley , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 38 Yards of Callimanco, value 50 s. a Holland Smock, and some other Goods , the 5th of September last. The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner was his Apprentice , and he having miss'd Callimanco by 2 or 3 Yards, at several Times, and taking Notice of it, and being inform'd that she had pawn'd Callimanco, he examin'd her, and she did acknowledge that she had divers Times cut Callimanco, and pawn'd it. The Smock was her Mistress's, and she wore it in Prison, and 3 or 4 Yards of Callimanco dropp'd from her, when she was apprehended. The Prisoner pleaded, That she was drawn in by another Woman, for which she was very sorry, and desir'd the Mercy of the Court. She call'd several Persons to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Private Whipping .

Robert Hull , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 10 Deal Boards. value 10 s. the Property of John Bates , the 24th of July last. The Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, That the Prisoner carried the Deals out of his Master's Yard. And the Prosecutor depos'd, He found the Deals in a House, which was a Jobb the Prisoner had undertaken on his own Account; and saw him give his Servant Orders, and he was cutting the Deals out. The Prisoner pleaded, He took the Deals to do a Jobb, designing to pay his Master for them. He call'd several Persons to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Benjamin Boswell of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, value 2 s . 6 d. the Property of William Rogers , jun. the 1st of this present October . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Coat was laid on a Bench at St. Martin's Church , the Owner being at Work there. The Coat was found upon the Prisoner. He had nothing to say in his own Defence. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Hannah Highfield , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for breaking the House of John Dayton , and stealing a Pair of Grates, and other Goods, value 9 s. the 30th of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That she being abroad, when she came home about 10 a-Clock, her House was broke open, and her Goods stolen, and the Grates were taken upon the Prisoner; and that the Prisoner had lodg'd with her a Night or two. Another Evidence depos'd, That he took the Prisoner with the Grates, about 11 a-Clock at Night, the Night the Robbery was committed. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Jones , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Shoes, value 8 d. the Property of Benjamin Holloway , the 20th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Shoes were taken by the Prisoner out of the Stall of the Prosecutor. The Prisoner pleaded, he put the Shoes on to wear an Hour or two, with a Design to return them again, working in the Stall with the Prosecutor. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Daniel Soams and Quilt Arnold of St. Leonard Forster Lane , were indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Silver Buckles, value 5 s. the Property of Jonathan Bellamy , the 30th of September last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoners came to his House one Night when he and his Wife were Abroad, and went up stairs, and that there they took his Buckles out of his Shoes, and that they were delivered to him afterwards by Daniel Soams. That when he, being at a Neighbour's House a drinking, came home, and being told by a little Boy, that Quilt Arnold took his Buckles out of his Shoes, and asking by what Authority they came there, Arnold reply'd, That they had Authority from Mr. Wild to take up the Prosecutor's Brother, who had forg'd a Note of 9 Guineas in his Name; that their Authority was such, they would have broken open the Door if they could. That his Door had been tampered with, and sending for the Smith to open the Door, a Key had been broken in it. This in part, was confirm'd by another Evidence. Soams pleaded, That he was desired by Mr. Wild to take one Bellamy, the Prosecutor's Brother, who had forg'd a Note of 9 Guineas in his Name; that going up to the Garret, and his Shoes standing there, Arnold said, he was in the Room, and seeing also his Clothes, he would have taken them; but took the Buckles out of the Prosecutor's Shoes, and push'd them upon him, and when the Prosecutor came and enquir'd for his Buckles, he gave them to him. Arnold pleaded, That be being drinking at an Ale-House, Mr. Wild desir'd him to go along with the Prisoner Soams to apprehend the Prosecutor's Brother, who he had been inform'd had forg'd a Note of 9 Guineas in Mr. Wild's Name, and that a Boy going up with them said, if he was not within, he was not far off, for there was his Shoes, and brought them to him; that Soams took the Buckles, and would have given them to him, but he return'd them to him again. Mr. Wild depos'd, That a Person came to him, informing him, That one Bellany, who it appears to be the Prosecutor's Brother, had forg'd a Receipt in his Name, and he, upon that, resolving to get him apprehended in order to bring him to Justice, the Prisoner Soams came and undertook to get him secur'd, upon which he sent the Prisoner Arnold with him to have got him secur'd, but gave no Order for the Searching the House. That their having enter'd the House rashly, and the taking away the Buckles, he could not justify that; but, that the Prisoner Arnold had been assisting with him in the apprehending One Hundred and Fifty Persons, the greater Number of which had been prosecuted according to Law; that he had been with him in the Houses of Persons, where were Things of very great Value, and never had known him guilty of taking any Thing. Soams call'd several Persons to him Reputation, who gave him a good Character, the Jury acquitted them.

Thomas Teggs , of the Parish of Edmonton , was indicted, together with Thomas Packer , not yet taken, for unlawfully taking 120 Carp, value 3 l. the Property of James Colebrook , the 28th of July last.

He was also indicted a second Time, together with Thomas Packer, for stealing 120 Carp. value 3 l. out of the Pond of James Colebrook , the 28 of July last.

He was also indicted a third Time, for, that after the 1 st of June, 1723. and on the 28th of July, in the Year 1723 . did wilfully, maliciously, and feloniously, break and cut down the Head or Mound of a Pond, belonging to James Colebrook, wherein were a great Quantity of Carp, and other Fish, and them did destroy, contrary to the Act of Parliament in that Case made and provided, and contrary to the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, &c .

John Hill depos'd, That the Prisoner and Thomas Packer came to his House the 28th of July last, and having drank there till the Evening, they ask'd him to take a Walk with them; that they went over the Fence into a Ground where was Mr. Colebrook's Pond; that the Prisoner and Packer went both together to the Pond, but which of them broke the Lock of the Sluice he could not say; but he lifted up the Sluice, and let out the Water, and that Packer fetch'd a Net, and they did take out about 60 Brace of Carps. and that Teggs brought them to the Town; that he came with them into St. John Street, and having set up their Horses, the Prisoner Teggs carried away the Fish, but whether he knew not. That the Pond they took the Fish out of was a square Pond, he thinks a Stove Pond, about, as he guesses, 15 Foot Square. William Church depos'd, That the Pond was about 20 Foot long, and 12 Foot over, that there was such a Fall, that they might let all the Water out in two Hours Time, That they had put in about 60 Brace of Carp, about 6 Weeks before, and that there was a Sluice belonging to it, and that the Prisoner, when apprehended, charg'd the Breaking of the Lock of the Sluice on Thomas Packer. The Jury found him guilty on all three Indictments, but left the Penalty on the Third Indictment, founded upon the Statute, to the Determination of the Judges, Whether the Crime be allowed the Benefit of the Clergy, or not?

Thomas Bailey , of the Parish of St. Magnus the Martyr , was indicted for privately stealing a pair of Silver Buckles, value 10 s. in the Shop of John Body , the 9th of September last. The Prosecutor depos'd, the Prisoner came to his Shop under pretence of buying a pair of Buckles, and as it appear'd, stole a pair, tho' he did not see him, but his Servant Margaret Hinchley depos'd, That a poor Woman that was at the Door call'd to her, and told her, That the Prisoner had taken a pair of Buckles and put them into his Pocket. That she searching his Pockets took the Buckles out. The Prisoner had then nothing to say, but that he had never been there before. At the Bar he pleaded, he put the Buckles in his Pocket by mistake. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Aaron Mattox , of South Mims , was indicted for feloniously stealing Four Ducks, value 4 s. the Property of Sir John Austin Baronet , the 22d of September last, but there not being sufficient Proof against him, he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Upton , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing wearing Apparel, value 10 s. in the Dwelling House of Grace Fitzgerald , the 2d of October . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner having lodg'd one Night in the Prosecutor's House, went away the next Morning, and carrying away the Goods, they were found upon her when taken. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

James Bristol , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Stomachers, and other Goods, value 3 s. 6 d. the Property of Christopher Clark , the 9th of this present October . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

George Boughton , of the Parish of Weston , was indicted for feloniously stealing, a Cloth Coal, value 9 s. the Property of Solomon Flexly , the 10th of this present October . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Coat was stolen out of Esquire Bulstrode's Coach House, and was immediately found upon the Prisoner. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10d. Transportation .

Susannah Martin , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Linnen, to the Value of 3 l. 10 s. in the Dwelling-House of Mary Roberts , the 27th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Linnen, &c. The Prisoner also confess'd the Fact before the Justice, but deny'd it at the Bar. The Prosecutor depos'd, That besides the Linnen, the Prisoner had taken Notes for above 20 l. which she would not deliver up. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 39 s. Transportation .

Garter Stanbury , of the Parish of St. Mary White-chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing four Pair of Stockings, value 4 s. the Property of Frances Roebuck , the 30th of August last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Anne Hurgrove of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing Porridge Pots, Sauce Pans, Cloths, and other Goods, to the Value of 3 l. in the Dwelling-House of Mary Howell , the 11th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Williams was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Shears, and other Goods, to the Value of 3 s. and 4 d. the Property of Mary Fenwick , the 31st of August last. The Fact was plainly proved, but the Prisoner had a good Character given her. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Joseph Wilson and Daniel Benford , were indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Ducks, value 12 s. the Property of Joseph Green , the 4th of September last. There not being Evidence sufficient to convict the Prisoners, they were acquitted .

William Ford , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Cup, value 4 l. in the Dwelling-House of Amy Monk , the 21st of July last. Monk Savil depos'd That the Prisoner being a poor Boy that clean'd Shoes in the Neighbourhood, and being in want, out of Charity he was taken into the Family, and the Cup being lost he confess'd he had stolen the Cup, and sold it to a Woman for 6 d. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s. Transportation .

Ann Smith , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting Ann Leech on the Highway, and taking from her Muslin Headcloths, Ruffles, and other Linnen, to the Value of 50 s. the 13th of this present October , but there not being sufficient Proof against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Michael Wilson , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 s. in Money , from Edmund Waters , the 20th of September last. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Mary Parker , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sheet, value 2 s. and 6 d. the Property of George Bowes , the 14th of this present October . The Evidence depos'd, the Prisoner came with a Man to lodge at the Ram in Smithfield , and after they had been in the Room some Time, they pretended not to like to lodge there, they came down, and one of the Servants perceiving something of Linnen hang below her Coats, ran up, and found one of the Sheets gone, whereupon they detain'd her, set her down, and the Sheet was drop'd under the Table. This was confirm'd by another Evidence. The Prisoner pretended, That she went with a Friend to the Ram Inn to sup, and he resolving to lie there, her Friend desir'd her to go up with him to see if he was to have a good Bed, but the Servant demanding 3 s. for the Night, they came away, and after she was gone away one of the Men came after her and carried her back, and the first Evidence told her, he heard she was going to lay a Child to him, which if she did, it would be the Ruin of him, and to prevent her doing that he would transport her; that upon that another came and said, she had done enough already to be transported, for there was a Sheet stolen, and so took up a sheet from under the Table, but she knew nothing how it came there. The Jury found her guilty of the Indictment Transportation .

Elizabeth Phillips , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen, value 9 s. the Property of Joseph Bollard , the 14th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was a Chair Woman in the Prosecutor's House, and stole the Goods. The Prisoner had nothing to say in her Defence. The Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

David Davis , and James Charnock , of St. Bennet's Paul's Wharf , were indicted for feloniously stealing 40 Pound of Sugar, value 20 s. the Property of Henry and William Butler , the 30th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That James Charnock was Servant to Mr. Butler, and had been so far about four Years, and David Davis had been also a Servant in that Sugar house several Years, but had been discharg'd in April last. That David Davis had been let in two Mornings, at about three o-Clock in the Morning; and that on the 30th of September, Mr. Mawson, the Clerk, having had Information he had been let into the Sugar house at that unreasonable Time, he ordered the next Time he came, that they would acquaint him with it: And that on Monday Morning about four a Clock, Davis came, and brought Brandy to treat the Servants, and the Clerk being call'd up, saw Charnock with a Candle in his Hand, and Davis with a Sack, and 2 Lumps of Sugar, weighing 40 Pound. That he shut the Door, and Charnock put out the Candle, but he called for a Light, and Davis put down the Sack with the Sugar; and it was warm, just taken out of the Stove, and that Charnock had lighted him down five Pair of Stairs. David Davis pleaded, He had been drinking with the Men that Morning, and when he was going away, he kick'd his Foot against a Sack in the Scale in the Warehouse, and taking hold of it, to lift it out of his Way, immediately Mr. Mawson started out, and cry'd out Thieves; but he knew not what was in the Sack, nor did he go to carry it away. James Charnock deny'd the Fact, said he was going down to wash his Stockings, and Mr.Mawson push'd upon him on a sudden, and so brush'd the Candle out of his Hand; but he knew nothing of Davis's having any Sugar. Nor had he ever given away an Ounce of Mr. Butler's Sugar. The Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

John Whitburn , of St. Buttolph's Bishophgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, value 7 l. the Property of George Newton , the 16th of September last. - Franklin depos'd That he with 2 or 3 others being drinking at the Sign of the Magpye , an Alehouse near Bishopsgate, and that having drank a Tankard of Beer, and knocking, and the Drawer not coming, the Prisoner pretended to carry the Tankard to the Bar, to order a Tankard of Beer, but went away with it. Judith Goety deposed, That as she with her Child in her Arms, and her Mother were going through Broadstreet, the Prisoner and another Man came out of a House. That she saying, She wish'd she could have the Conveniency of their Light, when they came to the Magpye Alehouse, he propos'd to go in to drink, they did so, and he there took the Tankard, and pretended to carry it to the Bar, to get another Tankard fill'd, and went away with it. The Prisoner had nothing to say for himself but that the Tankard was given him by - Franklin. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Jane Gibbs , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was, indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Napkins, a Table-Cloth, and 3 Towels, value 15 s. the Property of John Ridler , the 1st of December, 1721 . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner hired a Lodging in the Prosecutor's House, and the Linnen being for the Use of the Room, after her going away the Linnen was miss'd. It appear'd to be a malicious Prosecution, the Jury acquitted her: And the Court ordered her a Copy of her Indictment.

Elizabeth Banks , of St. James Duke's Place , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen and wearing Apparel, value 4 l. in the Dwelling-house of Joseph Wood , the 15th Day of this present October . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner had been Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods. Her Examination was read in Court, wherein she confess'd the Fact, and that she went into Kent, and left the Goods in a Wood. She having nothing to say in her Defence. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 39 s. Transportation .

James White , was indicted, That whereas he had been convicted for stealing 28 Pound of Tobacco, value 20 s. the Goods of Micajah Perry , in the February Sessions at the Old Bailey, in the Year 172 1/2 and thereupon by Order of Court was transported to some of his Majesty's Plantations beyond Sea, for the Term of Seven Years, he had return'd to England before the Expiration of that Time . The Fact being plainly prov'd , and the Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, only begg'd the Favour of the Court in Order to a second Transportation. Death .

Thomas Hare , of the Parish of St. Buttolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Coach Glasses, value 5 l. the Property of Nathan Watts , the 24th of December last. He was also indicted a second Time for feloniously stealing, 1 Coach Glass, value 16 s. the Property of Thomas Tailor , the 24th of December last. The Fact was plainly prov'd, both by the Evidence, and the Prisoner's own Confession. The Jury found him guilty of both Indictments , and of Watts's to the Value of 39 s. Transportation .

Lewis Carter , was indicted for privately stealing lac'd Ruffles, Tucker, &c. value 15 s. the Property of Lydia Haynes , the 31st of May, 1722 . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Burnt in the Hand .

Thomas Winstanley , of St. Stephen's Wallbrook , was indicted for privately stealing 3 Guineas, and 6 Shillings in Silver, from the Person of Rowland Rakestraw , the 27th of September last. The Prosecutor depos'd, He had receiv'd some Money for his Master, and about two or three o-Clock, he went into the Plough Alehouse at Stocks-Market . That after he had drank two Pints of Drink with the Prisoner, he would have gone to Bed; but being told they had none, he went to sleep in the Box, and perceiving the Prisoner's Hand in his Pocket, he gave him a Slap on the Face; he examined his Pocket, and his Money was all there, and he put it up again and went to Sleep, and when he awaked his Money was all gone. The Circumstance of the Prosecutor saying he felt the Prisoner's Hand in his Pocket, and examining it, his Money was all in his Pocket, and afterwards putting it up again into his Fob, was confirm'd by the Drawer of the House. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said there was another Person at the Table, and this was confirm'd by the Drawer. It appearing that there was another Person besides the Prisoner and Prosecutor at the Table, the Jury acquitted him.

John Clarke , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon and Fork, value 18 s. in the Dwelling house of Jacob Johnson , the 27th of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner lay one Night at his House, and when he went away in the Morning the Spoon and Fork were missing. The Maid depos'd, That the Spoon and Fork were in the Table-Drawer in the Kitchen over Night, and assoon as she rose in the Morning, she found the Spoon and Fork were missing, and no Body was in the House but the Prisoner, her Master, and her self, during that time. And that the Week before, which was the first Day that the Prisoner came to her Master's House, she her self lost two Silk Handkerchiefs. But there not being sufficient Proof that the Prisoner took them, he was acquitted .

Mary Magdelen du Feue , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 45 Yards of Hair Camlet, value 13 l. the Goods of Henry Burton , the 5th of August last. Abraham Pyen depos'd, His Work was cut out of his Loom, and when she was in New Prison, the Camblet was found cut in five Pieces, in the Prisoner's Straw Bed. Richard Morrice depos'd, that on the 21st of August he bought the Prisoner's Straw-Bed, and upon opening it found 46 Yards of Camblet in her Straw-Bed, it was at her House in Spicer's Street. Another Evidence depos'd, That the Piece of Camblet that was so found in the Prisoner's Bed, suited with the Piece that was in the Loom. Another Evidence confirm'd the taking out two Pieces of the Camblet, which were own'd by Mr. Burton. The Prisoner deny'd the knowing any Thing of the Camblet, and had been in Prison a considerable Time before the Camblet was found. After a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.

Elisabeth Pearse , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for robbing her Lodgings, and stealing thence a Sheet, value 5 s. and 3 Blankets, value 25 s. the Property of Margaret Smith , the 13th of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner had lodg'd with her for about seven Weeks, and there was a Warrant out against her, and she went away, and the Things mentioned in the Indictment were missing. Another Evidence depos'd, That going to the Prisoner in the Compter, she owned she had taken the Things, and pawned them in Holborn, but did not tell the particular Place. The Prisoner pleaded, Her Landlady gave her Leave to pawn the Sheet and Blankets, to pay 5 s. that she ow'd to one that had nurs'd her when she was sick, but the Prosecutor deny'd it. They Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Benjamin Aldridge , of the Parish of St. Mary le Bone , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 Pound of Iron, value 3 s. the Property of Richard Townsend , the 27th of August last. It appear'd by the Evidence. That the Prisoner wrought with the Prosecutor, and stole the Iron. The Confession of the Prisoner was read in Court, wherein he own'd the Fact. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

William Barter , of Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, value 5 s. the Property of Edward Wood ; the 27th of September last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having carried a Fare, had set down the Ladies, and while he was gone to take his Money, a Boy told him the Prisoners had drawn the Coat from off the Coach-box; whereupon he pursu'd him, and crying out Stop Thief, the Prisoner was stop'd by the Centry, and the Coat was thrown on the Ground. The Soldier depos'd, That he stop'd the Prisoner, and no Body came by at that Time, and the Coat, was taken up about two Yards from him. The Boy confirm'd the Evidence, That he saw a Person take the Coat, which he believ'd to be the Prisoner, but would not swear positively. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Gearing , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cotton Gown, value 10 s. the Property of George Lillo , the 12th of this present October . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Gown having been wash'd, was hung out to dry in Moorfields , and that it was stolen by the Prisoner; he was seen to take it, and put it in his Bosom, and was going away with it, but being pursu'd, dropp'd it, and being apprehended excused himself as being in Drink, and designing no Harm. He call'd several Persons to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character. The Jury acquitted him.

Sarah Hopkins , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing wearing Apparel, value 8 s. in the Dwelling-House of John Harvey , the 15th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods. The Prisoner owning the Fact in Court, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Charles North , of the Parish of St. Buttolph Aldgate , was indicted for a Misdmeneanor, in entering the House of James Noble , with an intent to steal , the 5th of this present October . James Noble depos'd, about 12 a Clock at Night he stepped over the Way to get a Pint of Drink, and in the mean Time the Prisoner came to his Shop; and being inform'd that there was a Man got into his Shop, went, and found the Maid holding the Door fast by the Ring, telling him, there was a Rogue in the House, whereupon he got Assistance, and beset the House before and behind, that he could not get out, and that it appear'd, he finding himself lock'd in, and the Door beset, had attempted to get out backwards, in that they found the Glass broken down, but finding he was beset that way as well as before, and being in the Dark, and not knowing which way to get out, he, at last, opened the Street Door, and was apprehended. The Prosecutor's Maid depos'd, That about a Quarter before 12 a Clock her Master being gone over the way, as she was sitting by the Fire, in an Apartment adjoining to the Shop, on a sudden she perceiv'd the Candle that was in the Shop to be put out, and starting up on a sudden went into the Shop, where she ran against the Prisoner, who was just turning to go behind the Counter, and asking him, What he wanted there? He pretended to ask her for some strange Name, upon which she gave him a push, got to the Street Door, and catching hold of the Ring pulled it hard after her, which being a Spring Lock, lock'd to, and holding the Door fast, call'd out till her Master and Help came; and he being thus caught in a Trap, when he found he could no ways get out of it, at last opened the Street Door, and was taken. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his own Defence, but, that he was in Liquor, and took it for a Thorough-fare. The Jury found him guilty of the Misdemeanor. He being a lusty young Fellow, and a Sailor , the Court advised him, Voluntarily to chuse Transporatation, rather than Fine and Imprisonment, but he not following their Advice, was sentenced to pay a Fine of Twenty Marks , and suffer One Year's Imprisonment .

GERARD Bourn , and Jonas Penn , were indicted, the former, for ravishing, and carnally knowing, Catherine Black , an Infant of Ten Years of Age; and the latter, for aiding and assisting Gerard Bourn, in the Commission of the said Fact . It appear'd, That they are Prisoners for Debt in the Goal of Newgate. The Child's Mother depos'd, That her self being a Prisoner for Debt in Newgate , the Child us'd to assist her in going of Errands, fetching her Necessaries, &c. and that on the Day mentioned in the Indictment, she had sent her to fetch her a Half Penny Candle, and, that as the Child was coming up a Pair of Stairs that were very dark, she heard her cry out twice, and was going to see what was the Matter, and found that the Prisoners Had occasioned the Child to cry out, and that the Candle was broken all to pieces, which the Child said was done by Gerard Bourn; that thereupon she rallied him very much, she having before observed him frequently to be toying with the Child; and threatened him to make the Goal ring if he persisted so to do; and that he reply'd, he only play'd the Rogue with her; but the Child being afraid to tell her, she knew not of what had been done to her, till perceiving the Child to droop, fall off from her Stomach, not care to stir, and to be very much disordered, she found by her Linnen, and examining her Body, that she was in a very bad Condition, and showing her to some Women, they told her, the Child was pox'd; and upon examining her, she told her, that the Prisoners had done it, and Bourn had lain with her Three Times, and Penn once, who stopped her Mouth when he did it. As to the Child's bad Condition, and accusing the Prisoners, this was confirm'd by another Evidence. The Surgeon depos'd, That he having examined the Child, found her abus'd to the utmost degree, the Parts being violently lacerated, contus'd, and inflam'd, and she pox'd in a miserable manner. The Child being called to be an Evidence, and being examined, as to the Knowledge she had of the Nature of an Oath, not giving the Court a satisfactory Answer, was not permitted to swear: And so the Evidence against the Prisoners not coming up to what the Lawer requires, the Prisoners were acquitted . But the Matter appearing so clear, in the Opinion of the Court, the Prisoners were, by Order of Court, to stand committed, and remain in Prison for this Fact till they do find Security for their good Behaviour for Seven Years .

David Tott , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing seven Iron Hoops, value 3 s. the Property of Ann Keysar , the first of September . Ann Thatcher depos'd, the Hoops were Ann Keysar's. Thomas Hastings depos'd, That he being Beadle and Headborough; News was brought him that the Prisoner was apprehended by the Watch with the Hoops; that examining him, he told him, that he was a Cooper by Trade, and belong'd to the Ship Mary, lying at the Hermitage, and was going with them to hoop some Casks, they being to sail the next Day; but suspecting the Truth of what he said, he detain'd him, and at length he own'd where he had them. He confess'd, it before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court. The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Mordant , alias Shields , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for privately stealing a Seal Skin Pouch, value 1 s. and Seven Guineas, from the Person of Thomas Clark , the 31st of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having been in the Service of Merchant Forward, had been to receive his Money for the Voyage; and as he was going in Stepney Fields, near the Half-way House, met with the Prisoner, who ask'd him to spend a Penny with her, that thereupon he went in to the Yard of the Half-way-House with her, and far down in one of the Boxes, where they drank a Pot of Drink, and a Bottle and Pint; that he taking out his Pouch, where in were both his Tobacco and Money, to fill a Pipe, the Prisoner had the Opportunity of seeing his Gold, that having fill'd his Pipe he put his Pouch again into his Pocket; and having stay'd there drinking with the Prisoner about Half an Hour, he paid the Reckoning, having other Money in his Pocket, and came away, the Prisoner going out of the Door that was towards London, and he at that towards Stepney; and in a Minute's Time feeling for his Pouch, miss'd it, and returned back immediately, but could not get sight of her; but enquiring of the People of the House, had an Account of her, but could never light on her till a Month after, that he heard she was committed to New Prison for another Fact. He was positive the Prisoner must take his Pouch and Money, he being at that Time very sober, and there being no Person in this Company but the Prisoner, who sat by him in the Box, tho' he had no Familiarity with her, but in the way of Talk and Drinking together, thinking it to be an Act of Charity to give her a Pot of Drink, and that he did not so much as kiss her Lips, nor feel her any where at all, while they were together, but he did suppose she took the Pouch as they were rising up to go away. The Prisoner's Defence was, That as she was going along the Back Lane from Rag Fair, with a Basket of Oysters, the Prosecutor took her hold by her Arm, telling her, she was very like a young Woman whom he Courted seven Years ago, and would have had her gone in with him no drink at the Sign of the Ship, but she refus'd; that he still went along with her, and offer'd her two Shillings to let him lie with her, but she would not consent to any such Thing, upon which the Prosecutor abus'd her, and threw down her Basket of Oysters, calling her Names, telling her he had been with a Bitch that had robb'd him of his Money; and if she would not let him he with her, he would swear the Robbery to her. But the Prosecutor deny'd all she said, and that she had any Oysters or Basket either. She not being able to give any Proof of what she said, or to call any one Person to her Reputation, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Mortimer , of the Parish of Pancrass , was indicted for privately stealing five Guineas, from the Person of Richard Richardson , the first of this present October . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being very much in drink, he went into the Pindar of Wakefield, in Grays-Inn-Lane , and the Prisoner came in, and there he lost his Money. The Landlady's Daughter depos'd, the Prosecutor came in with the Prisoner, and they had three Quarters of Brandy, and were there about an Hour; that he threw his Money about, and afterwards he said he had lost six or seven Guineas; and she found a Guinea in her Hand. The Landlady depos'd, That her Daughter came and told her, The Gentleman was in Liquor, whereupon she went in, and he charg'd the Prisoner with having taken his Money; that she search'd her, and could find none; but her Daughter coming in, said, Mother, look in her Hand; and she said her self did, and found a Guinea in her Hand, which she said the Prosecutor had given her in stead of a Shilling, to buy some Pork. After a full hearing of the Matter the Jury acquitted her.

Robert Reeves , and Thomas Kent , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted, together with William Bond , not taken, for feloniously stealing a Perriwig, value 16 d, a Coat, and other Goods, value 10 s. the Goods of divers Persons , the 30th of September last. It appeared by the Evidence; That the Things had been stolen out of t Compting: House of Mr. Scot, and the Goods were found upon the Prisoner. Reeves pleaded, he borrowed the Coat of Kent. Their Confession was read in Court, wherein they both confess'd the Breaking the Compting House, and stealing the Goods mentioned in the Indictment; and also some others, but the Compting-House not being adjoining to the Dwelling House, it was only a single Felony, of which the Jury found them both guilty . Transportation .

John Philips , of the Parish, of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing wearing Apparel, value 8 l. in the Dwelling House of Thomas Beer , the first of this present October . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner got into the House by a Back-door, and stole the Goods; some of them were found upon him when he was apprehended, and others of them were found at four or five Pawn-Brokers, where he had pawned them. Another Evidence depos'd, That he left four of the Prosecutor's Wastcoats with her, and she suspecting him, she follow'd him, and saw him coming out of the Prosecutor's Cellar, whereupon she gave Notice to the Prosecutor. He having nothing to say in his own Defence; but that he was innocent of the Fact, and the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39s. Transportation .

Mary Davis , and Elisabeth Molloy , of St. Margaret's Westminster , were indicted for Feloniously stealing two Shirts, value 7 s. and other Linnen, value 17 s. and 8d. in Money , the Property of Mary Watts , the 25th of September last. But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Fact, and the Prisoners calling several Persons to their Reputation, who gave them a good Character, the Jury acquitted them.

Richard Whiteing , and John Mackey , alias Magie , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tea-Pot, Cup, Candle-sticks, and divers other Pieces of Silver Plate, to the Value of 100 l. and upwards, in the Dwelling-House of Charles Saunderson , Esq ; two Swords, and other Goods, the Property of Mr. Thomas Saunderson , the 21st of August last.

Richard Wilkinson depos'd, That he lodg'd within a Door or two of the Prosecutor, Mr.Saunderson, and Richard Whiteing came running in to him, to the Room where he was at work, telling him, That he should be hang'd, for he had been out all Night. That he replied, What need of that? there were more Masters than Parish Churches. That the next Time he saw him he asked him, How he came off? To which he answer'd him, very well. And he reply'd again, He was glad of it. That afterwards standing at a Cobler's Door, the Prisoner Whiteing ask'd him to go with him to buy some Leather to mend his Shoes; that he went with him, and they went in to Drink, and that he told him, he could get 500 l. if he and another, meaning Mackey, would assist him in the Affair. That he then ask'd him, how he could get to much Money? That he told him it might be done very easily; and that afterwards they all being drinking together in a private Room in an Alehouse, they consulted about the Matter. That Whiting told them, young Mr. Saunderson was coming out of the Country with 200 l. and there was two or 300 Pounds in Place, and the Method proposed by Whiteing for doing it, was this. Mackey being a Butcher , was to bring a Bottle of Blood on the Night appointed, and he and this Evidence being let in, they went to blind and gag Mr. Saunderson, his Lady, and the vest of the Family, except Whiteing, in whose room this Blood was to be thrown and trampled about, to make a Show as if he had been murthered and carried off, then some of the Windows were to have been broken, as if they had come in that way; but Mackey would not be concerned in binding and gagging them. That they asked Whiteing, if they got this Booty. How they must dispose of themselves and it; and Whiteing said, they would go to New England, he knew the way thither; that they would go down to Portsmouth, and thence into the Isle of Wight, and would melt down the Plate, which he knew how to do. That after two or three Consultations, the Matter was resolved upon, and Whiteing appointed them to come about twelve a Clock at Night, and that they might not mistake the Door, mark'd it with Chalk. That thereupon he, this Evidence, and Mackey, did about twelve a Clock go to the Prosecutor's House, but Mackey refus'd to go in as he supposed, for fear of being taken. That he himself went to the Door, and Mackey stood at a distance off in the Fields. That Whiteing the Footman opened the Door, and brought out to him the Plate bundled up in a Coat, that appear'd in Court to be Mr. Saunderson's. That then he gave him also a pair of pistols, bidding him take care of them, for he should have Occasion for them. That then he went away into Lincoln's Inn Fields, and not seeing Mackey at the place, thought he had been gone, but after calling him two or three Times he came, and he told him he had got something, asking him to go along with him; and they did go out into the Fields, and stay'd there till Break of Day, where they opened them, and having seen whit there was, made the best of their Way to Portsmouth, where they were apprehended.

Mr. Lake, a Goldsmith at Portsmouth, depos'd That Mackey brought to him part of the Gripe of a Silver Hilted Sword, which he bought of him; and the-next Day came again; and talked, to him about buying Silver, asking him, What he would give an Ounce? And, whether he would give most for it in Form, or melted down? That he asking several impertinent Questions; and he, this Evidence, having been that Morning at the Coffee-House, and seen the Advertisement of Mr. Saunderson's Robbery, had some Suspicion of the Prisoner; and endeavouring to get what he could out of him, enquired how he came by it. To which he answered, he came home in that Ship which had brought home the resolutions, and that was part of his Plunder. He told the Prisoner Mackey, That there was a Neighbour over the Way who had lost some Plate, and he must him to stay till he had sent for his Neighbour, and sent for Mr. Harman, who was a Justice of the Peace, who examining him, finding his Account was inconsistant, and that he could not tell the Name of the Captain, Lieutenant, or any of the Officers of the Ship he said, he belong'd to, committed him to Prison. And having taken Notice of some Expression, of having another Person who was concern'd in the Silver, he talk'd to him about buying of, and some Hints whereabout, he lodg'd, they went, and found him out, and being inform'd by the Landlady. That they always kept their Chamber Door lock'd, and would not permit any Body to go into it, it strengthened their Suspicion; and having apprehended him, demanded Entrance into his Room to search, whereupon he was showing them into another Room. of the same Floor; the Landlady told them, that was not his Room, but the next they searched all about but could find nothing, till examining an old Chest of Drawers, in the bottom Drawer, which being so heavy with the Plate, that without Difficulty they could not get it out; but having at last done it, they found the Plates. That thereupon they were committed to Winchester Goal, and Notice was sent to the Prosecutor, The Plate was produc'd in Court, and the Pistols, and other Goods, and sworn to by the Prosecutor.

Whiting the Footman had little to say in his own Defence, but that he was put upon doing the Fact, by the Solicitations of Wilkinson the Evidence; and that he and Mackey came into the House, broke the Bar of the Window, and took the Plate. Mackey pleaded, That he was not consenting nor assisting in the Robbery, only having been drinking and walking with Wilkinson, he desir'd him to stay in Lincoln's Inn fields, while he stepp'd a little Way to speak with one, and knew not that he went to commit the Robbery, nor when he came back what he had; but along him to go along with him, he carried him out into the Fields two or three Miles off. Whiting's Confession was read in Court; and what both had confess'd after them Apprehending was depos'd in Court. The Fact being fully prov'd upon them both, the Jury found them guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Shadrach Hand , and Richard Annis , were indicted for feloniously stealing 17 Sheep, value 10 l. the Property of the Right Honourable Charles Lord Baltimore . the 30th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Mary Jones , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted , for feloniously stealing divers Linnen, value 40 s. from the Person of Ann Leach , the 13th of this present October . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Susanna Dugard , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen to the Value of 10 s. the Property of George Zachary . The 31st of May last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Martha Oak , John Price , John Wright , Thomas Addington , Joseph Sheppard

The Trials being over the Court proceeded to give Judgement as followeth, viz.

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, Four.

Richard Whiteing , James Mackey alias Magie, John Whitburn , and James White .

Burnt in the Hand, six.

John Landis , Lewis Carter , John Turvey , Sarah Maze , Thomas Neeves , Grace Wood . The Four last former Convicts.

For Transportation, Forty Two.

Thomas Bailey , George Boughton , John Dixon , Susannah Martin , Ruth Arnold , Ann Hurgrove , William Baldwin , William Ford , Mary Smith , Elizabeth Williams , Sarah Parsons , Mary Jones , Robert Spicer , Michael Wilson , Edward Glade , Mary Parker , William Frazier , Elizabeth Philips , Elizabeth Stibs , David Davis , Robert Hull , James Charnock , Benjamin Boswell , Shadrach Hand , Hannah Highfield , Richard Annis , John Jones , Elizabeth Banks , Elizabeth Upton , Thomas Hare , James Bristol , Susanna Dugard , Garter Stambury , Elizabeth Pearse , William Barter , Benjamin Aldridge , Sarah Hopkins , Robert Reeves , Thomas Kent , John Philips , David Tott , Elizabeth Mordaunt .

To be Whipt, Six.

Martha Oak , John Price , John Wright , Thomas Addington , Joseph Sheppard , former Convicts, and Jane Kelly .

Gerard Bourn , and Jonas Penn , to find Security for their good Behaviour for Seven years

Charles North , Fined Twenty Marks and Twelve Months Imprisonment.

Thomas Teggs , left to the Determination of the Judges.

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Youth's Introduction to Trade and Business: Containing, I. Tables of the most usual Clerk-like Contractions of Words: A Collection of English Words, alike in Sound, but different in Signification; with proper Directions, how to address to Persons of elevated Rank and those in Office. II. Acquittances and Promissory Notes diversify'd, and adapted to such Circumstances as occur in real Business. III. Vanety of Bills of Parcels, and Bills on Book Debts, to enter the Learner in the Manner and Methods of Commerce, and to make him ready at Computation. IV. Bills of Exchange, with Directions necessary for the right Understanding and Management of Remittances; several Orders for Goods, Letters of Credit, Invoyces, and other Merchant-like Examples. V. Authentick Forms of such Law-Precedents as are most frequently to be met with, in the Courle of Traffick. VI. A Collection of Questions to exemplisy the common Rules of Arithmetick, and to reduce them to Practice. For the Use of Schools. Done upon the Plan of the late Col.Ayre's Effect. By M. Clare, School-Master in Soho Square, London. Printed for Edward Symon , at the Corner of Pope's Head Alley, in Cornhill.