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Old Bailey Proceedings, 21st May 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 Thursday, and Friday, being the 21st, and 22nd of May, 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. Justice Dormier, Mr. Baron Page , and John Raby , Esq; Sergeant at Law; 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.

James Bartlet ,

John Stanley ,

William Gower ,

Charles Norris ,

Robert Halsey ,

Richard Ward ,

Benjamin Betts ,

Thomas Cotton ,

Daniel Leg ,

John Vernon ,

Nathaniel Philips ,

Richard Kiffe .

The Middlesex Jury.

James Dunbar ,

William Curtis ,

John Sloman ,

Richard Goldwin ,

Mathew West ,

Thomas Neal ,

William Brinne ,

John Wells ,

Thomas Craddock ,

Richard Hook ,

John Farmer ,

Archibald Vaunce .

The Proceedings were as followeth, viz.

John Britton , of the Parish of St. Pancras Soaper Lane , was indicted for privately stealing Goods, in the Shop of John Griffith , the 9th of this Instant May . The Evidence depos'd, The Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, under a Pretence to buy Stockings, and pretended to want divers Sorts; they were show'd him, and a Woman coming in under Pretence to offer Thread-stockings to Sale, at the same Time, which was suppos'd to be a Contrivance, to get a favourable Opportunity, the Prisoner took them, and while the Shop-keeper was busi'd in talking with her, the Prisoner privately convey'd 2 Pair, one into his Pocket, and the other into his Breeches, and afterwards bidding a very low Rate went away; but the Stockings being miss'd, was followed, and apprehended, and the Goods found upon him. The Prisoner in Defence pleaded, he was in Liquor, and did think that he had paid for them. But this Presence not availing him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

James Vaughan , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, in the Dwelling-House of David Davis . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner took a Lodging in the Prosecutor's House, and took the Opportunity one Morning to get into the Landlady's Room, open a Drawer, and take out two Silver Spoons, &c. and afterwards went away from his Lodging, nor return'd any more, but was at last apprehended. There were several Circumstances prov'd, which render'd the Matter to plain to the Jury, that they found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Bonner , of St. Helen's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Coat, the Property of Abraham Alexander , in the Dwelling House of Katherine Gascoign , the 26th of February last. Abraham Alexander depos'd, That he lodg'd in the House of Mrs. Gascoign, and having hung his Coat up in his Room, and his Gown over it, he went out, and at Night coming home he found his Coat was gone, and enquiring for it of his Landlady, the suspecting the Prisoner, went and search'd his Room, and it was there found. Mrs. Gascoign depos'd. That the Prosecutor missing his Coat, she was surpriz'd at it, and admir'd what should become of it; but the Prisoner having before lodg'd in her House, she for some Reasons Suspected him to have taken it, and taking one with her, went to his Lodging, found it lying on his Bed, and his Wastcoat in it. The other Person that was with her, confirm'd the finding the Coat, as has been before related; and both depos'd, That the Prisoner did own that he came to the House, put up the Sash-Window, got in and went to the Prosecutor's Room unperceiv'd, and carried away the Coat. The Fact was plainly prov'd, and the Prisoner having nothing material to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Luke Tench , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of William Lines , the 25th of April last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Apprentice to the Prosecutor, who was by Trade a Brazier , and though he was not out of his Time by some Years, had married, and did not lodge with his Master, but came there to work a Days, and did take the Opportunity of taking, from Time to Time, divers small Parcels of Goods, and working Tools which were found in his Lodgings. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Peter Curtis , alias Friend , Thomas James Grundy , and Johanna Grundy , of St. Mildred's Poultry , were indicted, the two first, for breaking the House of Fluellin Aspley , in the Night Time, and stealing thence a Silver Tea-Pot, Value 9 l. a pair of Silver Candlesticks, value 7 l. and divers other Pieces of Plate to a considerable Value, and also Wearing Apparel , the 11th of January last; and the Latter for receiving it, knowing it to have been stolen . The Prosecutor depos'd, That on Friday the 10th of January, he went to Bed between 10 and 11 of the Clock, and the next Morning one of his Servants came up to him, and told him the House had been broken open; that he coming down, found that the House had been entred at a Window which belong'd to the Necessary House that look'd into a Neighbour's Yard, and that there being an Iron Bar, he had measured the Distance, and did believe it must have been entred by a Boy, there being but 8 Inches Distance between the Bar and the Frame of the Window. Ann Wright his Servant depos'd, That the Family in general went to Bed that Night between a 11 and 12 of the Clock, and that she made all fast before she went to Bed, and that the Plate mention'd in the Indictment was then standing on the Side-board; that the next Morning she rising the First, was inform'd by a Neighbour that had rung at the Door, that they suspected the House had been broken open, by Reason of what there was perceived by the Window before mentioned. Charles Shellow depos'd, That the Prisoner Peter Curtis, came to him on Saturday the 11th of January, and desired him to lend him three Guineas on some Clothes that he brought, and a little silver Ladle, telling him that they were his Master's, who was an unhappy Man, and at the same Time wanted to take out some Goods that had before been pawned to him, which, he said, were his Mistresses, and some Wearing Apparel, to the Value of about half a Guinea, that thereupon he did lend him the Money, and did redeem the Womans Clothes; that he came again soon after, and desired to have half a Guinea on the Clothes again, saying, that that Money he had had before did not answer his Master's Occasions. That on the 24th of April he came to him again with some other Plate, to borrow 2 Guineas more, but he having seen an Advertisement that had been given out by the Prosecutor, told him he must give him Satisfaction how he came by the Plate, and who his Master was, or he must secure him, and did so; that the Prisoner begg'd very heartily that he would let him have his Liberty, and he would make him ample Satisfaction; but he told him he could by no means do it, and having secured him, sent to the Prosecutor, and the Prisoner was committed, and what followed after could best be declared by the next Evidence. Joseph Winnet depos'd, That he being a Constable, when the Pawn-broker had stopp'd the Prisoner, was sent for; and went and search'd the Lodging of Peter Curtis, which was in the House of the Prisoner Johanna Grundy's, but could find nothing; that he went again, when Curtis was in Newgate, and told her it would be better for her to discover what she knew of the Prosecutor's Plate, whereas if she did not, perhaps she and her Son might come to be hang'd for it, but still she would not own that she knew any Thing of it. That soon after she came and said she said had a Dream, and it had put her into a great Hurry and Confusion; she having dreamt that she was muddling among Dirt and a great deal of Plate, among which was a Coffee-Pot, and several Things, such as the Prosecutor had lost; pretending to be very glad that she was likely, by the Providence of God, to be Instrumental in helping the Prosecutor to his Goods again, and wanted him to go and search in the Cellar; that he not giving much heed to it, till she pretended the Dream was repeated, and was very urgent, at last he did go, and in her Cellar, in a certain Corner, he found the Prosecutor's Plate, and the Coffee-Pot uppermost, and it was in a Basket that was the Prisoner Johanna Grundy's. And it did appear that it had been hidden in the Ground in the Cellar, and the Ground had been digged up. That then he afterwards went to Curtis in Newgate, and he own'd the Fact; that he had lifted the Boy, Thomas James Grundy's over the Wall, put him in at the Window, and he open'd the Street Door, and himself and Joanna Grundy's came in, and they carried off the Goods; and he desired to be made an Evidence against the Grundy's. The Prisoner at last own'd at the Bar that he was guilty of the Fact: But there being not sufficient Proof against Johanna Grundy, that she was privy to it, the Jury acquitted her; and there being no Evidence against the Boy Thomas James Grundy, but what Curtis had said, which was not Evidence in Law, he was acquitted likewise, but Curtis was found guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Richard King , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, Value 35 s. the Property of George Douling , April the 7th , to which Indictment he pleaded guilty . Transportation .

Edward Edwards , and Lydia Edwards of Allhallow's in the Wall , were, indicted for feloniously stealing a Cotton Gown and Petticoat, the Goods of Hannah Dicks , in the Dwelling House of Edward Lightfoot , the 15th of April last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Goods were taken in to wash and starch by Mrs. Lightfoot, and the Prisoner Lydia Edwards lodged in the same House. Two Evidences, depos'd, That Edward Edwards declared that his Mother, Lydia Edwards, had put him Edward Edwards, her Son, upon the Commission of the Fact, and that he flung the Goods out at the Window, and she let him out at the Door, and that Edward Edwards, when he declared this, said, If he did come to the Gallows, his Mother had brought him to it, and Edward Edwards gave an Account by whom, and where the Goods were pawn'd. But at the Bar the Prisoner was willing to take the Fact upon himself, and clear his Mother, as knowing nothing of it. She call'd several to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character, she was acquitted : but the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 20 s. Transportation .

William Parkinson , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for breaking the House of Richard Goodman , and stealing thence divers Goods, and 20 Guineas , the 17th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was a Lodger before in the House, the Window had been opened after they were gone to Bed, which was about 10 or 11 of the Clock at Night, and that when he was apprehended, he own'd the Commission of the Fact, and that he had the 20 Guineas. Part of the Goods were found on the Prisoner when he was apprehended.

He was indicted a second Time for breaking the House of Richard Goodman the 25th of April last, and stealing divers Goods, Value 25 s. The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner, after his Apprehension, did confess that he came over two Walls, and making Use of a Ladder that belonged to a neighbouring Bricklayer; he and another got in at the Window, cutting the Glass with a Diamond, and stole the Money, what he could not tell. The Constable depos'd, That he having apprehended the Prisoner, he had the Prosecutor's Coat on his Back, and some Papers belonging to the Prosecutor in his Pocket, and that he own'd that they took the so Guineas, but he was so ill used that they gave him but a Guinea of it. The Prisoner own'd that he stood by, while they went into the Prosecutor's House, but did not go in himself: As to the other Robbery he did not do it himself, but two others did it, and gave him the Clothes that were found upon him; but own'd he was privy to it. The Jury found him guilty of both Indictments. Death .

John Atkinson , of St. Michael's Queen-Hith , was indicted for feloniously stealing 50 Pound of Wool , the Goods of John Hussey , the 29th of April last. Richard Cresse depos'd, That a Person coming to him, and telling him that there were Siezers upon Bull Wharf : that he went out and saw the Prisoner pulling Wool out of the Sacks of Wool that belong'd to Mr. Hussey, and was stuffing it into two torn Sacks, he cry'd out Ho! Who is there? The Prisoner came brustling up to him, and cry'd, Pontius Pilate, and had like to have push'd him down, but another Person coming up to his Assistance, he apprehended him, and there was a Cooper's Adze behind him. William Netherwood depos'd, That he perceived the Prisoner putting Wool into a Sack, upon Bull Wharf, and went and acquainted Mr. Cresse, the former Evidence, as he had depos'd, and thereupon the Prisoner was apprehended. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or his having meddled with Mr. Hussey's Wool, though he own'd he was upon the Wharf, he call'd no Body to his Reputation. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Luke Smith , of the Parish of St. Botolph's Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat , the Property of Thomas Lomas , the 23d of April last. The Prosecutor depos'd, The Coat was in the Waggon on the over Night, at the Castle and Faulcon in Aldersgate Street , and the next Morning it was taken away. John Signer depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner sell it to Thomas Burton , a Waggoner at the Ball Head Inn, at Snow Hill, for 8 s. Daniel Swan depos'd, The Prisoner acknowledged to him that he had stolen the Coat, and the Constable depos'd, That upon his being apprehended he did the same. It was also depos'd, That the Prisoner said he went to lye in the Waggon all Night, and put on the Coat, and in the Morning went away and forgot to pull it off. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Mary, Wife of Charles Smith , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of Elizabeth Moulton , an Infant of five Years of Age, by pushing her under the Wheel of a Dray, on the 7th of this Instant May .

She was also indicted a second Time, on the Coroners Inquest. Sarah Ross depos'd, that the Prisoner and another Woman had been Fighting, and had been parted, and the Prisoner was sitting on a Bench at her own Door, and the other Woman stood in the Street at this Evidence's Door, and were disputing about the Occasion of their Quarrel; that the Child being standing in the Street, and a Dray coming by, she cry'd out to take the Child out of the Way, and it was brought out of the Way of the Dray, near the Prisoner, and she gave the Child a Push with both her Hands, when the Dray-Horse, was pass'd, and the Child fell within about half a Yard before the Wheel, and it ran over the Head of it, before the Dray-Man could stop the Dray. Elizabeth Thompson , Mary Cartwright , and John Alcock depos'd to the very same Purpose, and they could none of them say that she had any Malice against the Child or its Mother, she, as they Supposed, not knowing either of them, but that she was drunk, as the Prisoner her self own'd at the Bar. There not appearing Malice prepense in the Commission of the Fact, the Jury acquitted her of both Indictments.

David Carter , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Gallons of Brandy, value 30 s. The Property of Clement Roberts , the 17th of February last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he had brought the Brandy from the Northward on Board the Ship called the Royal Launch, of which the Prisoner's Father was Master, and that it was taken away as he was informed by the Prisoner. James Johnson depos'd, That he belonged to the said Ship, and saw the Prisoner take the Prosecutor's Brandy, and that asking why he did so, he gave him two Bottles of it to hold his Tongue. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact; and to confront the Evidence of James Johnson, call'd - Thompson, who depos'd, That the Prosecutor offer'd to give him 14 s. to swear that the Prisoner took the Brandy; and also James Douglas depos'd, That James Johnson told him that the Prosecutor Clement Roberts was a Rogue, and offer'd to let him have 14 s. to buy Brandy the next Voyage, if he would swear the Prisoner took the Brandy. The Prisoner call'd a great Number of reputable People, who gave him an extraordinary Character, the Prosecution seeming to be malicious, the Jury acquitted him.

Robert Smith , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a black Horse, Value 10 l. the Property of William Jenkinson , the 2d of this Instant May . The Prosecutor depos'd, that he set his Horse up the 30th of April, in the Stables of Peter Horton : That he went to Redding Fair, and when he came back the Horse was missing, and after a great deal of Search he found the Horse in the Custody of the Prisoner. Thomas Woolley depos'd, The Prisoner offer'd him the Horse in Sale. The Prisoner pleaded he bought the Horse publickly in Smithfield, of one Price, whom he could not now find. Richard Monk depos'd, That - Price came to him and ask'd him if his Master would buy such a Horse, and said he was Partner with the Prosecutor, who liv'd in Thames-Street, was gone to Redding, left him to sell that Horse, and to follow him to Redding, to buy Horses, he himself finding Skill, and the Prosecutor Money. That he acquainted his Master with it. William Villars , a Farrier, depos'd, That the Horse having been offered to the Prisoner, he would not buy him without his Advice, and that he telling him, that if he bought him he must expect to buy nothing but a blind Horse, the Prisoner as'k 12 l. for him, he bid him 5 l. and afterwards 6 l. and - Price saying he should not have him if he would not make it Guineas, he thinking that that might probably be the Value of the Horse between Man and Man, advised him to give it. It appear'd that the Prisoner was a Man of Reputation, a Keeper of Hackney Coaches , and had bought the Horse publickly. The Jury acquitted him, and granted him a Copy of his Indictment.

William alias Richard Hudson, alias Thickhead , of St. John Wapping , was indicted together with Henry Salter , not yet taken, for breaking the House of Samuel Yeoman in the Night Time, about a Fortnight before last Christmas was Twelve-month, and feloniously stealing 20 Pair of Shoes value 4 l. The Prosecutor depos'd, That his Shop was broken open, and his Shoes stolen, but he knew not who stole them, but the next Evidence sent to him when he was taken up, and gave an Information against the Prisoner. Edward Quin depos'd, That the Prisoner, himself, and Henry Salter broke open the Prosecutor's Shop, and did steal 45 Pair of Shoes. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or that he either knew where the Prosecutor's Shop was, or that he had ever seen Edward Quin before he saw him now in Court, and call'd one Person to his Reputation, whom he call'd Mother, tho' she depos'd, She did not hear him, but had brought him up, and he had always been an honest industrious Lad, till he had been about two Years since led away by ill Company, who would call him out, and never let him be at rest; and she did not desire his Liberty, but begg'd the Court to consider his Youth, and to spare his Life; but to grant him Transportation. The Jury acquitted him of the Burglary, but found him guilty of the Felony . Transportation .

Katherine Burton , alias Ashley , late of the Savoy , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Suit of Headclothes, of Leonora Bodin , and other Goods of other Persons , the 17th of March last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and the Things were lost, and some of them were found in the Prisoner's Trunk. But there not being Evidence sufficient to convict the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

John Warwick , was indicted for Marrying a second Wife, while his first was alive . To which Indictment he pleaded guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

Thomas Bishop , of the Parish of White Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Iron Bolts, and an Iron Crow, value 7 s. 6 d. the Goods of William Baxendine , the 13th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor lost the Goods, and that the Prisoner was taken by the Watch, with the Goods, between one and two of the Clock in the Morning. The Prisoner pleaded that he bought them. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Samuel Johnson , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of Eleanor Evans , the 13 of March last. The Waggoner's Man depos'd, that he received the Goods to carry to Watford, put them into a Stable, and left the Prisoner with them, and when he came back the Goods and Prisoner were both gone. John Brian depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his House at the Cock in Old-street, and ask'd for something to eat, but he having nothing to eat, he left the Goods, and said, he would go and eat something and come again, leaving the Goods there; but never came back again; and about 6 Weeks after, the Carrier and Prisoner came to enquire for them. They were Produc'd in Court. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Powel , alias Anderson , of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing two Guineas and a half, from the Person of Zachariah Polock . But no Body appearing against her she was acquitted ; but the Court ordered the Prosecutor's Recognizance to be estreated.

Sarah Starling , of the Parish of St. Peter le Poor , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon , the Goods of Ambrose Harvey , the 11th of this Instant May . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was employ'd by the Prosecutor as a Washer-woman ; and the Spoon was missing the next Day, after she had been there; and the Prisoner was apprehended offering, the Spoon to Sale, being suspected not to have come honestly by it. The Prisoner pleaded, The Spoon was given to her by the Maid, with broken Victuals. But this thing contradicted by the Maid, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Sharloe , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for picking the Pocket of John Perry , the 18th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having been drinking was going home, and met the Prisoner, who ask'd him to make her drink, which he consenting to, went with her to a publick House, and there having drank he fell a-sleep, and when he awak'd found his Pocket had been pick'd. The Prisoner pretended, the Prosecutor ow'd her half a Crown, and had promised her another for a particular Service she had done him. But the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Peter Burgess , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Silver Spoons, value 50 s. and 14 Silver Forks, value 12 l. the Property of Charles Gustavus Spar , in the Dwelling House of the said Charles Gustavus Spar , the 26th of December last. John Phillips , Butler to Baron Spar, depos'd, That the Prisoner was entertain'd in the Baron's House, as a Tutor , to teach the Baron's Valet de Chambre the French Tongue; that after Dinner, on the Day mentioned in the Indictment, the Plate was carried into the Kitchen to be clean'd, that the Prisoner was the only Person, except the Servant Maids, that was in the Kichen till the Plate was missing; that the Prisoner when he went away, said he would come again on the Morrow, but never came again any more. Mr. Lamp depos'd, that the Prisoner came to him, and borrowed Money on some of the Spoons, saying, they were a Gentleman's, who had lost Money at Play; and that he came afterwards and wanted to borrow more, saying, that what he had before did not answer his Master's Occasions; that a considerable Time afterwards he came again, and would have borrowed more Money on the rest of the Forks, but he having seen an Advertisement concerning the Baron's Forks and Spoons, and perceiving the Marks, which as it appear'd by the Evidence was the Baron's Coat of Arms, very artificially filed out; suspected the Prisoner and stopp'd him; that thereupon the Prisoner entreated him to let him go, saying, he was undone if he stopp'd him, and told him, if he would let him have his Liberty, he should have the Plate; but he telling him he could not do that, sent for an Officer, secur'd him, and sent Word to the Baron. The Prisoner's Confession of the Fact before the Justice was read in Court, nor did he deny it at the Bar. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Thomas Winter , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Wooden Box, value one Penny, two Gold Rings and Money, the Goods of William Powel , in the Dwelling-House of Ann Upstall , the 10th of April last. The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner using to frequent the House, and the Goods being stolen out of her Daughter's Chamber, they suspected the Prisoner, having been informed he had been seen to be fuller of Money than usual, that having apprehended him, they found the Box and Part of the Money in a Place near to which the Prisoner sat. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

John Rumsey , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for privately stealing an Handkerchief from the Person of Richard Doidge , the 19th of this Instant May . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Dunbar , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods in the Dwelling House of John Rainer , the 3d. of May last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House, and took the Goods and pawn'd them: The Prisoner did not deny the Pawning them, but pleaded it was not with a felonious Intent, but did design to redeem them again, and return them. The Jury found her guilty of the Fact; but considering her Poverty, desired the Court to favour her so far as to change her Transportation into Whipping , which was granted .

Thomas Hawkins , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Silver Spoons, in the House of Katherine Marriot , the: 16th of this Instant May .

It appear'd by the Evidence, that there had been a Fire in Wild Street , and the Spoons being lost in the Confusion, the Prisoner was apprehended offering them to sale. The Prisoner pleaded, that he having assisted at the Fire, found them taking up a Floor in the Prosecutor's House, and took them for his Pains. The Jury not thinking it meet, if what he alledg'd was true, that he should thus be his own Pay Master, found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Susanna Walley , of the Parish of St. Mary White-chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Shoes, value 2 s. the Goods of Benjamin Ludlam , the 13th of this Instant May .

There not being sufficient Evidence to prove that the Prisoner stole the Shoes, she was acquitted .

Thomas Todd , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing silver Lace, and silver Thread , the Goods of Mary Tailor , the 8th of April last.

It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was a Lace Weaver , and work'd as a Journey-Man with the Prosecutor, and cut the Lace off from his Piece in the Loom, and sold it. The Fact was plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Thomas Mobbs , of the Precinct of Norton Falgate , was indicted for assaulting Sarah Mears , on the High-Way, and taking from her a Silk Handkerchief , the 26th of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That she and another young Woman having been in Aldermanbury, about Business, on the Time mentioned in the Indictment, were returning Home, pretty late at Night, and percerving the Prisoner and another to follow them, who appeared to the Shabby Fellows, were under some Apprehension of being injured by them; and going thro' Spittle-Square , perceiving a Watchman not far off, said to her Companion, that now they were out of Danger; but had no sooner spoken the Words, but immediately the Prisoner came up to her, pull'd the Handkerchief off from her Neck, and ran away, and the crying out the Watchman came, and he was apprehended.

Her Evidence was confirmed by the other young Woman, that was her Companion: The apprehending of him upon the Prosecutor's Outcry, was confirm'd by the Constable and Watchman. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury acquitted him of the Robbery on the High-Way, but found him guilty of the Felony . Transportation .

Valentine Clinton , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Linnen, value 12 s. the Property of divers Persons , the 17th of April last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Linnen was laid out in a Garden, to Whiten, and that the Prisoner got over the Pales, and was seen to carry them away, and being follow'd was apprehended. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Wyman , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Guineas , the Property of Francis Harrison , the 10th of December last.

It appear'd by the Evidence. That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and that he miss'd two Guineas out of about seven Guineas, that was in a Chest in the Prosecutor's Chamber: But there not being Evidence sufficient to prove that the Prisoner took it, the Jury acquitted her.

John Day , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing: divers Wearing Apparel, value 3 l. the Property of Samuel Shippey , in the Dwelling House of Robert Hagget , the 26th of September last.

It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner and Prosecutor were both Lodgers in the same Chamber, in Mr. Hagget's House, and that the Prosecutor going out in the Morning to his Business, left the Prisoner in his Room, and when he came Home his Clothes were missing, and that the Prisoner, though he had before signified to his Landlady Mrs. Hagget, that he intended to lodge all the Winter at her House, did on that very Day, without any previous Notice, tell her on a sudden, that he must go away, and having paid her for his Lodging did go; But there not being sufficient Evidence, that the Prisoner stole the Prosecutor's Clothes, the Jury acquitted him.

Susanna Hutchins , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for privately taking from the Person of Thomas Edsar , four Guineas, a Moidore, and 8 s. in Money , the 23d of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going along Newgate Street, on the Day mention'd in the Indictment, he met with the Prisoner, who had formerly been his Neighbour, having dwelt the next Door to him about 3 Years, that asking her how she liv'd, the Prisoner told him, she liv'd in Service, and wrought hard for her Living, and ask'd him to make her drink, that he consented so to do, and went to a Publick House, and sat in the publick Room, and having drank till the Reckoning came to 14 Pence, he pulled out his Bag of Money, and paid the Reckoning, and putting his Money up again, and sitting a little after felt for his Money and it was gone, that he immediately charg'd her with having his Money, but she deny'd it, that then he required a Constable to be sent for; that she persisted still in denying that she had it, and resolutely refus'd to be search'd before she was carried before the Justice; that she being carried before the Justice, she was there search'd, and the Bag and Money were found about her.

The Constable depos'd, That he being sent for, the Prosecutor charg'd her with having picked his Pocket of the Money mentioned in the Indictment; but she deny'd it, and refus'd to be search'd; that then he committed her to two Watchmen, bidding them not to let her have her Hands at Liberty, and to observe that she did not throw or convey away any Thing, as she went along; that when she came before Justice Hewet, she refus'd to be search'd; but the Justice bidding him to search her by Violence, if she would not permit him by fair Means; he attempting it, she pull'd out a clasp'd Knife, threatning to stick him if he did attempt it. That then the Justice ordered them to get some Women to search her, and he did so, and they found the Prosecutor's Bag and the Money he had before described to be in it about the Prisoner.

The Women that search'd her depos'd. That they found the Money thrust between her Shift and outward Clothes, upon loosening them.

The Prisoner in her Defence pleaded, That nothing was freer than Gift, and the Prosecutor had given her the Money; that he had before been acquainted with her, and meeting her in Newgate Street, fell into Discourse with her, and ask'd her to drink a Glass of Wine with him, that she consented, and they went to the Sign of the Dean's Head in St. Martins le Grand , and being there drinking together, the Prosecutor gave her a Penny to fetch a Penny worth of Rods, and she went to a Chandler's Shop hard by, and bought Rods, and whipt the Prosecutor with them, till she had worn them quite to the Stumps, that having so done, the Prosecutor gave her the Bag and Money for so obliging of him, and was so well pleas'd, that had it been twice as much more he would have given her it all; and also would have had her serch another Penny worth of Rods, for the same Purpose, but because she would not he would have his Money again, but he having given it her, as she often repeated to the Court, Nothing was freer than Gift, refus'd to do it; that thereupon he swore he would charge her with robbing him, and hang her. This her darling Maxim, Nothing was freer than Gift, she often repeated, and with more Confidence and Levity, than became one under her dangerous Circumstances; and as to the Service by which she pretended to merit the Prosetor's Money, she was call'd upon to bring Proof of it, either by the Person of the House, or of whom she bought the Rods, but not producing any Evidences, it appear'd to be but an extravagant Sally, designed to render the Prosecutor ridiculous. Whereupon after a full hearing of the Matter the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Death .

John Williams , of St. Bennet's Paul's Wharf , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Saw, value 15 s. the Goods of Jeremiah Bowles , the 20th of April last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

William Perkins , of the Parish of Christchurch , was indicted for feloniously stealing Ribbon, and divers other Goods , the Property of John Sewel , and Company , the first of this Instant May . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Goods, and was apprehended offering them to Sale The Fact was plainly prov'd, and the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Robert Draper , of St. Dunstan's in the East , was indicted for breaking the House of Sarah Townley , and stealing the Money of Charles Townley , the 12th of April last. Ebenezer Pendril depos'd, That the Prisoner having been Journeyman to a Barber , to whom he himself was Apprentice, (whose House adjoined to the Prosecutor's) used to come to him, and had enticed him to assist him in robbing the Prosecutor, and that he did let him into his Master's Cellar, where they pull'd down Part of a Brick-Wall, and the Prisoner got into the Counting-house of the Prosecutor, and got some Money, what he could not tell, but he gave him some of it. The Fact being plainly prov'd as to the Felony, the Jury found him guilty; but the Burglary not being so plain, they acquitted him of that . Transportation .

An Appeal was lodg'd against Lewis Hussare , for the Murther of his Wife, by Solomon Rondeau , the Deceased's Brother.

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, Four.

Peter Curtis , William Parkinson , Peter Burgess , and Susannah Hutchins .

To be Transported, Twenty Two.

John Britton , James Vaughan , Thomas Bonner , John Williams , Luke Smith , Edward Edwards , John Atkinson , Thomas Bishop , Samuel Johnson, William alias Richard Hudson , Sarah Starling , Elizabeth Sharloe , Thomas Winter , John Rumsey , Thomas Hawkins , Thomas Todd , Thomas Mobbs , Valentine Clinton , William Perkins , Robert Draper , Richard King , Luke Tench .

Burnt in the Hand, Three.

John Warwick , Francis Walkup , Charles Barber . The Two last former Convicts.

To be Whipt, One.

Elizabeth Dunbar .

Susannah Hutchins pleaded her Belly, and a Jury of Matrons being impannell'd, found her not with Quick Child.

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