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Old Bailey Proceedings, 15th April 1724.

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, being the 15th of April, in the Tenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir PETER DELME , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Baron Price , Mr. Justice Tracey, and John Raby , Esq; Deputy Recorder; and several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and County of Middlesex.

The JURORS were as followeth.

The London Jury.

William Husband ,

John Stone

Samuel Fleming ,

George Marshal ,

Laurence Wilson ,

Gerard Pitham ,

Edmund Dew ,

Branden Hatch ,

Thomas White ,

John Smith ,

Matthew Hatham ,

George Dent .

The Middlesex Jury.

Nathaniel Chandler ,

John Long ,

Benjamin Forster ,

William Devenish ,

William Waddel ,

John Allen ,

Robert Chad ,

Samuel Chandler ,

Jacob Broughton ,

Robert Breatcliffe ,

John Patty ,

Charles Russel .

The Proceedings were as followeth, viz.

Thomas Burden , of the Parish of Twittenham , was indicted for violently Assaulting William Zouch , putting him in corporal Fear and Danger of his Life, and robbing him of 31 s. in Money , the 3d of February last.

William Zouch depos'd, that the Prisoner came into his House much about Noon, and forc'd a Discourse upon him, asking him, if his Neighbours us'd to come and visit him? To which he reply'd, they did some Times when they were at Home. That there being no Body in the House but himself, the Prisoner in a little Time told him he must give him his Money; and having a Stick in his Hand, he presently drew a Tuck out of it, and presented it to his Breast, and threatned im, if he did not immediately tell him where his Money was, he would run him through; and prest it so hard against his Breast, he thought he would have run him into the Body; that he telling him he was but a poor Man, and that 31 s. which he had gotten was all the Money he had, and what had been given him out of Charity, he being very old; the Prisoner told him he had Gold, but he reply'd he had not. That the Prisoner then thrust him down into his Chair, and having cut down a Line that was ty'd up there, he ty'd him down in the Chair, and went away and left him; that after he was gone, he call'd the Prisoner several Times to have desir'd him to unbind him, but having call'd him often, and not hearing him make any Answer, he supposed he was gone, and his left Arm not being ty'd down very tight, he made a Shift to get it into his Pocket, and got out his Knife, and with it cut the Line and set himself at Liberty; and getting out, acquainted a Neighbour, one Jonathan Pearse 's Wife, and she made it known to others. And that one Greenbury a Carpenter, seeing a Gentleman riding by, he acquainted him with the Matter, and he having lent him his Horse, he pursu'd the Prisoner and took him, and with some other Help, brought him back and carried him to a publick House, and that the 31 s. was found upon him, being the same Pieces of Money taken from him, being one Five Shilling Piece, 4 Half Crowns, and the rest in Shillings and Six Pences, and that the Prisoner would have return'd him the Money again to have been set at Liberty, nor did deny his having taken it from him.

- Greenbury a Carpenter depos'd. That he being at work in Mr. Bushel's Yard, saw the Prisoner about the Prosecutor's House, and saw him go in and out, and to come out at last, and go away in a great Hurry; and a little after the Prosecutor came out and complain'd he was robbed, and thereupon seeing a Gentleman riding by, he acquainted him with the Matter, and desired him to ride after the Prisoner, directing him to the Way he took, but the Gentleman not caring to do it himself, lent him his Horse, and he rode after the Prisoner, and overtook him, but he kept at some Distance from him, fearing he might have Pistols; that then one Whittington came up to his Assistance, and he Dismounting advanced nearer to him, and caught hold of his Collar, and the Prisoner drew out a Tuck out of a Stick he had, and made several Passes at him, which he avoided, defending himself with his Whip, and with it cut the Prisoner across the Face; that then he mounted his Horse again, and rode at a little Distance, and ordered the Prisoner to surrender himself, and also his Tuck, telling him there was a Man had been robb'd, and that he being suspected to have committed the Robbery, they would secure him; that the Prisoner seeing no likelyhood of getting clear of them, pretended he would deliver his Tuck; he ordered him to throw it on the Ground, fearing least if he adventured to take it out of his Hand, he pretending to deliver it up to him, might have stabb'd him with it, he having nothing to defend himself with but a Horse Whip; that at last he did throw it down, and Whittington holding his Horse, he went and apprehended him. That he ask'd him who it was that had robb'd the old Man, and bound him in his Chair; that the Prisoner did not deny the Fact, but took the Money 31 s. and offered to give it them to let him go. - Whittington depos'd, That he hearing a Woman cry out William Zouch is robb'd, pursued, and when he came up within sight of the Prisoner, the former Evidence had got him by the Shoulder, and he attempted to throw Greenbury off from his Horse; that they afterwards apprehended him, as has been before depos'd, and carried him back to near the Prosecutor's House, and the Prisoner would have gone into his House, and offer'd to return the Money to the Prosecutor, but they carried him to an Alehouse; and the Prosecutor said, Give me my Money; and the Prisoner did neither deny his having taken it from him, nor refuse to return it, but they sending for an Officer, secured the Money in his Hands, carried him before the Justice, who committed him to Goal. The Prisoner at the Bar did not absolutely deny the Fact, but pleaded, seeing the Door open, he went in to light a Pipe of Tobacco, and drank 2 or 3 Pints of Cyder, and asking the old Man for Money, he went and fetch'd a pint Pot, in which was 25 Shillings, and lent him; and said, That though he was an old Man he was but a young Thief. Upon a full hearing of the Matter, and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Henry Millmash, alias Middlemath , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing 18 Cheesecakes, and 12 Apple-pies, value 3 s. the Goods of Charles Gardener , the 12th of this Instant April . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he liv'd at the Red Lyon, at Hoxton , and that several Times he had miss'd his Goods in the Morning, which were there on the over Night, and not being able to imagine which way they should be gone, without the Privity of some of his Family, was resolved to watch narrowly to discover which way they went, and had sitten up once or twice before. That on Sunday Night, the 12th of April, he and a Servant sat up to watch, and about 4 or 5 a Clock on Monday Morning his Servant acquainted him the Prisoner was seen to come up the Walks, and that he went down, and his Servant, who was upon the Watch, had secured the Prisoner in the Bakehouse; that the Prisoner had taken Cheesecakes out of an Iron Oven that was there, was eating one, and had set out a Dozen, which he was putting into his Cap, in order to have carried them away; and that the Prisoner was a Lad that not long before had been his Servant. Mary Leech depos'd, That she having sat up to watch, did, between 4 or 5 a Clock in the Morning see the Prisoner come up her Masters Ground, and that the Dogs barked, but he being known to them, they were soon pacified, and he came up to the Bar and got in. Another Servant depos'd, That he setting up to watch, saw the Prisoner coming up his Master's Ground, between 4 and 5 a Clock in the Morning, very softly, without his Shoes; that he came up to the Bar, took out a Pin, let down a sliding Shutter, and went into the Bar, and so into the Bakehouse, which he let him do, and heard him open the Oven Door, and then he went in and catch'd him, his Mouth being full of Cheesecake, and a Dozen taken out and set in Order to be carried away. The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Wilson , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Hat, the Property of Henry Tustien , in the Shop of Thomas Barnet , the 22d of March last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That his Master keeps a Distillers Shop in East-Smithfield, and that the Prisoner came into the Shop and took his Hat, which lay upon a Cask Head, and went away with it; that he follow'd him, and took the Hat from under his Coat. The Fact being plainly prov'd, and the Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Collier , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Elizabeth Scotcher , the 2d of March last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Goods. She confest the Fact before the Justice after her Apprehension. Her Confession was read in Court. So the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Sparks , of the Parish of St. Leonard Bromley , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linnen Gown , the Goods of Charles Benson , the 25th of March last. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, The Gown was taken off from a Line, but she did not see the Prisoner take it, but a Man brought the Prisoner to her with the Gown, before she knew that it was gone. John Hynde depos'd, He saw the Prisoner coming out with the Gown, through a Hole in the Pales, and apprehending him, carried him to the Prosecutor, and she own'd the Gown. The Prisoner could, not deny this having the Goods, but pretended he was a little in Drink, and saw the Gown lying in the high Way, and took it up. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Richard Lovel , of St. Pauls Shadwell , was indicted, That whereas Henry Roberts, alias Robertson was try'd and convicted for feloniously stealing of 2 Sacks, value 4 s. and 8 Bushels of Malt, the Property of John Burnham , the 18th of December last. The said Richard Lovel did receive the said Goods, knowing them to have been stolen . The Evidences depos'd, That Henry Robertson confest that he sold the Malt to the Prisoner; but there being no other Proof against him, he was acquitted .

George Smith , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing Goods, in the Shop of William Vestry , the 4th of this Instant April ; but no Body appearing against him, he was acquitted . But the Court order'd the Prosecutor's Recognizance to be estreated.

John Winderam , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for privately taking a Pocket, and divers Things, value 4 s. from the Person of Elizabeth Garford , the 10th of this Instant April . Elizabeth Garford depos'd, That on the Day mentioned in the Indictment, she saw the Prisoner and another Man coming down Chick-Lane , and it being about half an hour past 11 a Clock, she being shutting her Shop Windows, her Arms being extended, the Prisoner came, and after having past by her several Times, put his Hand under her Coat, and with a violent Pull, pull'd off her Pocket, and ran away; that she cry'd out, but not being able to pursue him, a few Minutes after he was taken committing another Robbery; she was positive he was the the Person. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

He was also indicted a second Time of the same Parish, for taking a Pocket, Value 2 d. a Tortoise Shell Snuff-Box, value 10 s. 8 Shillings and 9 d. in Money, and a Watch, value 4 l. the Latter the Property of Thomas Smith , and other Things , from the Person of Phebe Ridings the same Day. Phebe Ridings depos'd, That on the Day mentioned in the Indictment between 11 and 12 a Clock at Night she was going along Chick-Lane , leaning on her Husbands Arm, and that the Prisoner, and two more, were going along; that the Prisoner came and violently pull'd off her Pocket, and her Husband ran after him and catch'd him, and that with the Violence of the Pull, he also tore off a Piece of her Apron from her side. A Watchman depos'd, That he hearing an Out-cry of stop Thief, went and found the Prisoner, he having run into a Brewhouse Yard, and laid hold on him, and the Pocket and Goods were afterwards found in the Place where the Prisoner was apprehended. Thomas Ridings depos'd, That as he and his Wife were going along Chick-Lane, a tall Fellow came and gave them a Jostle, and his Wife crying out her Pocket was pull'd off, he ran after the Prisoner, and took him hold by the Collar, and he had at that Time the Piece of his Wife's Apron, that he had torn off in pulling off her Pocket in his Hand, and the Pocket and Things were found at the Brewhouse, at the Place where the Prisoner was apprehended. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

John Gunner , of the Parish of St. Gregory , was indicted for feloniously stealing 11 Guineas, a broad Piece of Gold, and a Moidore, in the Dwelling-House of Theophilus Perkins , the 15th of April . The Prosecutor depos'd That he had several Times miss'd his Money out or a Scriptore, behind his Bar, and the Prisoner being his Servant , he gave him the Liberty of going out on Easter Monday, and having some Suspicion of him, desired a Smith, who was at his House, to open the Prisoner's Box; that he went home and fetch'd proper Tools, and having open'd his Box, found there 6 Guineas and the Moidore, which had a particular Mark, and he did positively swear to be his; That when the Prisoner came home, he examin'd him, and he confess'd he had taken it out of his Scriptore behind the Bar; and asking the Reason why he took it, he said he ow'd 8 s. to the Porter, and he would never let him alone, till he had robb'd his Master, and that at a certain Time, when his Master and Mistress were gone up Stairs, he told him, now he might go behind the Bar, and get the Cash. Atwell a Smith depos'd, That being at the Prosecutor's House, by his Desire he did fetch Tools, and open the Prisoner's Box, and there found 6 Guineas and the Moidore, which the Prosecutor said was his as soon as he look'd upon it. This was also confirm'd by another Evidence. The Fact being plainly prov'd, and the Prisoner having nothing to say in Contradiction to it, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Edward Joire , of the Parish of St. Michael's Cornhill , was indicted for violently assaulting and robbing Sarah Wood on the High-Way, and taking from her a Pocket, a Pair of Silver Buckles, a half Moidore, a Duccatoon, a broad Piece, and 7 l. 17 s. in Money , the 30th of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That she having her Sister by the Arm, the Day mentioned in the Indictment, was coming through Exchange-Alley , about 8 a Clock, and that some Body came by her side, gave her a violent Push, and she fell against the wall, and putting his Hand under her Petticoat pull'd off her Pocket, that it put her into a Fright, and such Disorder, that she did not recover her self in two Months.

John Godfrey depos'd, That he having been formerly imploy'd in cleaning out Justice Kerby's Ship Yard, became acquainted with the Prisoner about 15 Months since, and that the Prisoner told him, he himself had done a few Disploits (meaning Exploits) and that he this Evidence did not go as he should do, and that afterwards they went a robbing together, and meeting with the Prosecutor at the Time mentioned in the Indictment, the Prisoner shov'd her down, and pull'd off her Pocket, in which were the Things mention'd in the Indictment. Jonathan Wild depos'd, That the next Morning the Prosecutor came to him, and acquainted him of the Manner of her being robb'd, and the Description that she had given him was, that there were 2 Persons at the Commission of the Fact, and that one of them was a little Man, with a Cap under his Hat, and he having before been inform'd that he had been concern'd in rearing off Pockets, he sent for John Godfrey, having signified to him, he might come and go without being detained; that he did come to him, and inquiring of him, he at first was not willing to own he knew any Thing of the Matter, but afterwards told him, if he would secure Edward Joice the Prisoner, he would say something material; that he did afterwards by Accident apprehend the Prisoner, and sending for John Godfrey, he came voluntarily, and charg'd him with the Fact.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or his having any Knowledge of John Godfrey the Evidence, and call'd Evidences to his Reputation, and also that should prove that he was elsewhere, at the Time when the Fact was committed.

The first was his Master, Francis Roche , who depos'd, that he being a Sawyer , the Prisoner had been his Apprentice , and had served his Time to him very truly, had always been an honest and faithful Servant, and was out of his Time the 2d of August last. But some Persons present desir'd the Court to inquire whether he had not been out of his Service during his Apprenticeship, and at Sea for 18 Months, or more? To which he reply'd, he had, but he receiv'd his Wages, and so accounted him to have serv'd his Time to him Faithfully. He was also interrogated, whether he had not so behav'd himself in his Service, that he procur'd him to be committed to Bridewell? He acknowledged he had so done, but would insinuate, it was only for being drunk or so. The Court perceiving him to prevaricate in favour of the Prisoner, order'd him to be taken into Custody, and bound by Recognizance with two Securities to appear at the Court the next Sessions, to answer to such Matters as should be alledg'd against him. Two or Three other Persons appear'd to his Reputation, who depos'd, That they knew no ill of him.

The Prisoner's Father appear'd in his behalf, and depos'd, He held a small Farm in Tottenham, Freehold, and that the Prisoner being out of his Time the 2d of August, came to him, and was with him about a Month, and after that went with him farther into the Country, for about a Month more. But being interrogated, whether the Prisoner was never from him, nor at London in all that Time? He did own that he had sometimes come to London about his Business, but came Home to him again orderly; nor could he take upon him on Oath to say the Prisoner was actually at Tottenham with him, when, according to the Evidence, this Fact was committed. The Prisoner's Sister spoke also much to the same Purpose. To this the Prisoner reply'd, That indeed he did go to his Father, and into the Country, but it was to skreen him from being apprehended, he being in an Information of one Henry Salter . Upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment, Death .

Lewis Hussare , who was try'd the last Sessions, for the Murther of his Wife, was indicted for marrying Elizabeth Hern in January last, his former Wife Ann Hussare (since murthered) being then alive . As to the first Marriage. Henry Briel , Minister of the French Church in Spittle-Fields, depos'd, That he did the 15th of March, in the 4th Year of his present Majesty's Reign, by Licence, marry the Prisoner and Ann Rondeau , in his Church, 3 of his Elders, and many other Persons being present, her Father and Mother belonging to his Church; that they did afterwards cohabit together, as he thinks, about 3 Years, he following the Trade of a Barber at Hoxton.

As to the second Marriage, Thomas Smith depos'd, That the 23d of January last, the Prisoner came to him, he being a Clerk, and having taken out a Licence at the Commons, he and Elizabeth Hern came the next Morning to Queenhith , to be married by Mr. Lazenby the Minister of St. Anthony, and were so, and after they were married they went to the Dog-Tavern. That he being desir'd to take a Glass of Wine, went thither, and did observe the Prisoner to alter in his Countenance; and all that the Company could say, seem'd not to be enough to compose the Disorder that appear'd in him: So that he was ask'd if he repented of what he had done. But he answered, No. That they invited him to come in the Evening, and spend half an Hour with them; that he did go to them at an Alehouse near Sion College, and after some time, he saw them in Bed.

Henry Satchell added, that he gave Elizabeth Hern to the Prisoner in Marriage, and they were married as Thomas Smith had depos'd, several other Persons being present.

The Prisoner at the Bar own'd his Marriage with Elizabeth Hern, but deny'd his being ever married to Ann Rondeau. Upon some Disputes in Court concerning the first Marriage, it having been perform'd by a Minister or the French Church of the Presbyterian Persuasion, the Jury brought in their Verdict Special; upon which the Prisoner must remain confin'd, till the Determination of the Judges shall be obtain'd relating to that Point .

Ann Dowler , of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Avice Bennet , the 18th of this Instant April . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was imploy'd as a Servant , upon Occasion, by the Prosecutor, and while her Mistress was gone Abroad, carried away the Goods, and sold them. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 39 s. Transportation .

Samuel East , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for violently Assaulting Audley Harvey , and robbing him of a Silver - hilted Sword, value 3 l. the 3d of this Instant April .

The Prosecutor depos'd, that as he was passing through Smithfield , about 12 a-Clock at Night, he heard a Sort of Scuffle, and an outcry of Link, Link, that thereupon apprehending some Disorder, he drew his Sword, and ran to the Place, where he saw the Prisoner, and 2 others with him, and enquiring of the Prisoner, if he was the Person that call'd out for a Link, he gave him ill Language, fell upon him, and with a great Stick broke his Sword, gave him 20 Blows or more on the Face and Head, bruising him most wretchedly, and afterwards wrested the Hilt out of his Hand, breaking off a Part in the Violence of doing it, and ran away with it. A Watchman depos'd, That the Prosecutor coming to him, and complaining of the Injury that he had received, he having seen the Prisoner go by with a Piece of a Sword in his Hand, a little before, went to his Lodgings, and the next Morning took him in Bed, the Sword Hilt and Piece of the Blade in it lying by his Bed Side. His Evidence was also confirm'd by the Constable. The Prisoner also being a Person of ill Fame, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Elizabeth Thomas of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sheet, value 20 s. the Goods of John Brandrith , the 13th of March last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prisoner and her Husband came to the Prosecutor's to sell Linnen, it being their Occupation so to do about the Street, that between them the Sheet was taken away. But it appearing rather to have been taken by the Prisoner's Husband than the Prisoner, and also she being supposed to be under the Direction of her Husband, she was acquitted .

Henry Stevenson , was indicted for an Assault on Joseph Woolley , the 11th of this Instant April . Joseph Woolley depos'd, That he carrying a Burden, pitch'd it to rest him at Middle Fleet Bridge , and the Prisoner laid his Hand upon the Bag, and pull'd out 4 or 5 Cocoa Nuts, and asked him where he was going with them? That he answered him, what was that to him; that he demanded of him the Bill of Parcels; that he told him he had none; whereupon the Prisoner said, then he would stop them, and call'd two Porters to carry them away, but neither of them would do it. And that then the Prisoner mark'd the Bags with the King's Mark, the Broad Arrow; and then a Gentleman came by, and seiz'd the Prisoner, and sent for a Constable.

The Person that was coming by depos'd, That he taking notice of the Difference between the Porter and the Prisoner, and seeing the Broad Arrow upon the Bags, and a Porter coming to take the Goods, he asked the Prisoner for his Deputation, but he refus'd to show it him, saying, he had shown it once already, and he was not oblig'd to show it 50 People; but at last, he insisting upon seeing it, he pretended to consent to it, but would not do it there, but took him up 2 or 3 Alleys, and he supposing that he intended to give him the Drop, he secur'd him, and charg'd a Constable with him.

The Prisoner pleaded he was in Drink, and the Porter call'd for Assistance to help him down, and there was a Hole in the Bag, and 2 or 3 of the Nuts came out, and that he did not know that he set the Broad Arrow on the Bags. He acknowledg'd in Court, he had no Authority so to do. The Jury found him guilty , and the Court set on him a Fine of 10 Marks .

Ann Polson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods , the Property of Mary Woolley , the 28th of March last But there not being Evidence to prove the Felony upon the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.

Joseph Wilkins , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Ann Simpkins , in the Night Time, and stealing Goods to the value of 16 s. the 15th of March last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor's Shop had been broken, but it not being in the Dwelling House, but a separate Apartment from it, he was acquitted of the Burglary, but some of the Goods being found where they had been sold by the Prisoner, he was found guilty of the Felony . Transportation .

Elizabeth Bellamy , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods in the Dwelling House of William Bull , the 8th of January last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prisoner lodg'd in the House of the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Benjamin Tailor , was indicted for feloniously Marrying Ann Williams , having before married Ann Ford , who was still alive . The first Marriage not being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted him.

Samuel Bunstan , and Mary Smith , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Pewter Plates , the Goods of Henry Travers , the 24th of March last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's House, who kept a Cook's Shop , and after their Departure, the Plates were missing. The Fact was plainly prov'd upon Samuel Bunstan, but it not appearing that Smith was concerned in the stealing them, she was acquitted , but the former was found guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Abraham Smith of St. Michael's Wood-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Coat , the Property of Edward Piles , the 2d of this Instant April . It appeared by the Evidence, that the Cooper having laid down his Coat in the Entry of the Three Tun-Tavern, at Wood street , the Prisoner was seen to bring out the Coat, and give it to another Man, who carried it off. But the Prisoner being pursued, was apprehended. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

William Edwards , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 3 s. from the Person of Edward Marriot , the 23d of February last. But no Body appearing against him, he was acquitted .

Joseph Saunders , alias Le Bass , was indicted for defrauding Robert Evans , of a Suit of Silk Clothes, value 30 l. by false Pretences . The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, That she having a rich Silver Silk Suit of Clothes to sell, was recommended to the Prisoner, as being a Person that dealt in Tea and Snuff, and who had Acquaintance among rich Jewish Families, and so was a proper Person to help her to a Chapman for the Clothes. That thereupon she left a Breadth of the Petticoat at the House of one Abraham Lyon , in the Minories , as a Pattern to show what it was, the Prisoner being present at the same Time. That the Prisoner afterwards, unknown to her, or without her Order, went to Abraham Lyons , and took the Piece of Silk, left there, and came to her, the Prosecutor's Wife, telling her he had show'd it to some of the Family of Mr. Moses Hart , a Jew, one of the Family being about Marriage, and that they approv'd of it, and desired to have the rest of it, and he would bring her 30 l. in 3 or 4 Hours Time, or at farthest by the next Morning; and to induce her to trust him with them, clap'd his Hand on his Breast, saying, he was an honest Man, and his Word was his Bond, and that he was a Reader of the Synagogue, and his Place was worth an Hundred Pounds a Year, and therefore she need not be under any Apprehension of any foul Dealing concerning the Goods; that relying on these Things, she did deliver the Goods into his Hands, but he never either brought the Money or return'd the Goods. That thereupon she went to Mr. Moses Hart's, to enquire if the Prisoner had been there with the Goods, but was inform'd he had not, and they pitied her for intrusting him with the Goods on those Pretensions, telling her that he was not the Reader of the Synagogue, he having been turn'd out long before. The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, That he actually bought the Goods of the Prosecutor for 30 l. and design'd to pay for them, but was prevented, in that a certain Person had come to his House, and under pretence of buying the Goods to carry Abroad, had taken the Opportunity to take them away from his House, and pawn'd them for 10 l. and was gone beyond Sea. But being call'd upon by the Court to prove what he said, he had no Witnesses to the Disappointment he pretended; and as to his having actually bought the Goods, that was deny'd by the Prosecutor. He called several Evidences with intent to prove the Prosecutor's having sold him the Goods, but they all appear'd, if true, to be after his having gotten the Goods into his Possession, and had not perform'd the Conditions on which he obtain'd them. The Jury found him guilty of the Misdemeanor, and the Court sentenc'd him to pay a Fine of 20 l. and to suffer 2 Months Imprisonment . And the Prosecutor making Application to the Court for a Permission to charge the Prisoner in an Action of 30 l. they granted it.

Mr . Charles Chambers , was indicted for Perjury : The Council for the Prosecutor having opened and stated the Evidence to the Court, and it appearing that the Evidence, stated and what was given in Evidence by the Prosecutor, was not sufficient to maintain the Indictment, (which was in it self also insufficient) and the Court conceiving the same to be a groundless and malicious Indictment, the Defendant was acquitted , and the Defendant's Council pray'd a Copy of the Indictment, which was opposed by the Prosecutor's Council, but it was granted by the Court; and there appearing some Differences to have arisen between the Prosecutor (who was the Defendant's Son in Law) and the Defendant; the Court proposed that all Matters and Differences between them might be ended by a Reference.

Ann James , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres was indicted for privately stealing a Watch, value 40 s. from the Person of William Pugh , the 4th of this Instant April . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he went in to drink at the Shed in Smithfield, and the Prisoner came in there, and he drank to her, but the Landlord spoke to him not to drink to her any more; that he staid there about half an Hour, and going afterwards along Chick Lane , the Prisoner came to him, and spoke to him, but he told her that he did not know her; that she replied, that he drank to her in the Shed, and thank'd him for her Drink; and it being very dark, desired him to go a little Way with her, to set her on her way Home; and that he went along with her Home, she talking to him so fair and prettily, he could not forbear, but did go home with her; that as he was going near the Prisoner's House, a Watchman bid him take Care; so he laid his Hand upon his Watch, and was sure he had it when he went in with her, and neither felt nor saw any Thing there but her; that he staid there about half an Hour, the Prisoner being very willing he should stay, and then getting up to go away, the Candle fell out, and he could not find the Way to open the Door, and when he came out his Watch was gone. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or that the Prosecutor was at her House. The Jury acquitted her.

The Tryals being over, the Court procceeded to give Judgment as followeth, viz.

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, Five.

Thomas Burden , John Winderham , Samuel East, John Gunner , and Edward Joyce .

To be Transported, Nine.

Henry Mildmash alias Mildmath, John Wilson , John Sparkes , Mary Collier , Ann Dowler, Joseph Wilkins, Elizabeth Bellam , Samuel Bunstan, Abraham Smith.

Joseph Saunders, alias Le Bass, fin'd 20 l. and to suffer two Months Imprisonment. Henry Stevenson, fin'd 10 Marks.

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