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Old Bailey Proceedings, 8th July 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, Thursday, and Friday, being the 8th, 9th, and 10th of July, 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 Dormer, 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.

Lukenor Kervel ,

Robert Lathwell ,

Edward Newman ,

Nathaniel Pickering ,

Simon Tunk ,

Thomas Pain ,

John Wyatt ,

Nathaniel Piggot ,

William Frankling ,

Francis Jefferies ,

Thomas Maund ,

Edward Yeoman .

The Middlesex Jury.

John Johnson ,

Thomas Hull ,

Daniel Lee ,

James Gunny ,

Edward Tompkins ,

Samuel Phillips ,

Benjamin Champion ,

Benjamin Goodwin ,

John Pain ,

Arthur Beech ,

Robert Rogers ,

Henry Combs .

The Proceedings were as followeth, viz.

George Albert , alias Andrew Alexander , of Fryday-street , was indicted for privately stealing an Amethist, value 4 l. in the shop of Thomas Belch , Senior and Junior , the 22d of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd That the Prisoner came into his Shop with a foreign Gentleman to buy an Amethist, and a Gentleman that was present laid it before him, and it was never by them seen after. The Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, That the Prisoner took it up, and looked at it for some Time, and he never saw it after. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said that the Amethist was put into the Hands of the foreign Gentleman, and what became of it he knew not, and that the foreign Gentleman was gone to Holland. The Jury acquitted him.

Margaret Robins , of the Parish of St. Buttolph's Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Drudging-box and Pepper-box, value 2 s. 10 d. The Goods of Samuel Maccaskery , the 24th of March last. The Prosecutor's Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop to sell a Pot, and took an Opportunity to take the Goods, and put them into her Pocket or Hole of a Pocket. Other Evidences depos'd, That after the Commission of the Fact, the Prisoner being ask'd why the did the Fact? She said she did not take the Things with any ill Design, but having bought a Pot of the Prosecutor, she reckoned that he had over reckoned her in the Weight of the Pot, and she took the Things to make her self amends. The Prisoner deny'd her having taken them with Intent to have stolen them, but having them in her Hand to look upon them, the Prosecutor came and charg'd her with stealing them. She call'd a great many to her Reputation. The Jury acquitted her.

Elizabeth Cully , alias Sland , of St. Buttolph's Bishopgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon, value 14 s. the 14th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was employ'd by the Prosecutor as a Chair-Woman , and the Spoon was taken away, and found at a Goldsmith's, where the Prisoner had offered it to sale, but was stopped. The Prisoner pleaded, She found the Spoon in a Sink as she was cleaning of it out; and the Spoon being black, she carried it to the Goldsmith's to know if it was Silver or not. The Jury acquitted her.

Nathaniel Webster , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Books, called Marshal's Epigrams, in Quires, three Quire of Paper, and 76 Pound of Printed Paper , the Goods of John Redmayne , the 15th of June last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor lived in the Prisoner's House, and Mr. Redmayne lost the Goods, and the Books were taken upon the Prisoner. The Prisoner had confessed the taking of the Books before Sir George Merttins . The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Lawrence Simpson , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for privately stealing a Hat and Wig, value 20 s. from the Person of Christopher Longwood the 25th of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that as he was going down Cow-Lane , about Eleven a-Clock at Night, he stopp'd to make Water. and his Hat and Wig were snatch'd off from his Head, he turn'd and saw the Prisoner running, he pursu'd the Prisoner, and saw him throw it into the Sheep pens, but he overtook him, and apprehended him. Nehemiah Richardson confirm'd the former Evidence, and that the Hat and Wig were found in the Sheep-pens, where the Prisoner had thrown them. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and call'd a great many to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character. The Jury acquitted him.

Hannah Ramsey , and Sarah Mackdonald , of the Parish of St. Brides , were indicted for privately stealing 6 Guineas, from the Person of John White , the 26th of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That be going along Fleet Street about Eleven a-Clock at Night, met with the Prisoners, who ask'd him to go with them to one of their Lodgings, but he refusing to do that, they carried him down into an Alley, and there being talking with them, Mackdonald was before him, and Ramsey either behind or on one Side of him, and that he perceived the Hand of Ramsey near his Pocket, and saw her take it away, that he thereupon put his Hand in his Pocket, and his Money was gone, and that he was sure that he had his Money but just before, that he charg'd her with taking it, and got them secur'd, and sent them to the Compter, but the Constable did not search them. The Watchman depos'd, That Ramsey denied that she had any Money, but half a Crown, which the Prosecutor gave her to lie with them. The Jury found Hannah Ramsey guilty of the Indictment. Death . But found Sarah Mackdonald guilty of Felony only, but not of privately taking from the Person . Transportation .

Henry Man , of the Parish of Hillenden , was indicted for Assaulting and Robbing Mary Forster , and taking from her 40 s. the Money of Ambrose Forster , in the House of the said Ambrose Forster , the 12th of November last. Mary Forster depos'd, that the Prisoner and one Edward Roffe came to the Prosecutor's House and called for Drink, and there was at the same time a poor Man drinking in the House, which they quarrelled with, and beat out of Doors, that afterwards they wanted to have a Guinea chang'd, that she went up into the Chamber to get Change for a Guinea, and had taken the Money out of a Box, and had told out a Guinea worth of Silver upon the Bed, and was going to put the rest which was in a Purse, up in the Box again, when the Prisoner unexpectedly came behind her, threw her down on the Bed, and used her rudely, and took the Money from her, and went away. She could not be positive as to the Sum of Money, but thought it was about 40 s. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact, but pleaded, he was in Drink, and was put upon it by Edward Rosse. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

John Horn , of the Parish of St. Pancras , was indicted for Assaulting Edward Abberathot on the High Way, and taking from him a Watch, and 5 s. in Money , the 31st of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, hat as he was walking betwixt Kentish Town and Hampstead , the Prisoner was walking in another Path, but came out of his Way to him, and as he was passing by, he caught hold of his Collar, and tore off his Stock, and after a Struggle the Prisoner threw him down, and got him under him, and swore if he cry'd out he would murther him, and took away his Watch and Money and went off, that he followed him towards Kentish Town, and crying out to stop him, he was stopp'd by the next Evidence. Thomas Wyman depos'd, that he hearing a Person call out to stop the Prisoner, laid bold of him as he was running along the Road, and found the Prosecutor's Watch, and 7 s. 6 d. in his Pocket. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but had nothing to say in his Defence. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Chester Colson , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for Breaking the House of Mary Powel , and stealing printed Linnen, value 10 l. and other Goods , the 4th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the House was broken, and that the Goods were found at the Prisoner's House. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court, where in he confes'd, that one John Cole and William Allen proposed to him, to break the Prosecutor's House, but he did not consent; but they did break the House, and handed out the Goods to him, and desired him to carry them to his House, till they called for them. However the Prisoner deny'd this at the Bar, and pleaded, he bought the Goods of the Persons before mentioned, who are since absconded. The Jury found him guilty of the Felony, to the value of 39 s. Transportation . But acquitted him of the Burglary .

Margaret Skeaff , and Elizabeth Powel , of St. Clement Danes , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 12 Napkins, &c . the Goods of Lawrence Langhorn , the 3d of April last, and the latter for receiving them, knowing them to have been stolen . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found Margaret Skeaff guilty to the value of 10 d. To be Whipt . But there being no Evidence against Elizabeth Powel, she was acquitted .

Francis Montross , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon, in the Shop of Charles Hastings , the 2d of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Shepherd , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted, together with John Shepherd , not yet taken, for breaking the House of Mary Cook , in the Night-time, and stealing her Goods , the 5th of February last. The Felony being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation . But acquitted him of the Burglary .

Leonard Buck , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for privately taking a Handkerchief, from the Person of Nathaniel Chapman , the 3d of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10. Transportation .

John Brown , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat , the Property of Joseph Scot , the 26th of June last. The Fact was plainly prov'd, and the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ralph Crofts , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of William Tate , the 1st of this Instant July . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Jane Cowel , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Mug, value 3 l. and a Silver Spoon, value 8 s. the Goods of John Brock , in the Dwelling-House of Elizabeth Keysar the 30th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Mug and Spoon had been pawn'd to Elizabeth Keysar, and was stolen, and found at another Pawn Brokers, where the Prisoner had sent it to pawn. The Prisoner pleaded, It was given her to pawn by a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House. Her Plea being allowed to be probable, even by the Prosecutor, the Jury acquitted her.

Mary Eyles , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Gold Rings, the Goods of Susannah Craven , in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Browning , the 1st of June last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was an Acquaintance of the Prosecutor's, being admitted into the Prosecutor's Room, and destitute of a Lodging, she took an Opportunity to take the Rings, and pawn'd them, and they were found where she had pawn'd them. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty . Transportation .

Ann, the Wife of John Pugh , of the Parish of Whitechapel , was indicted for stealing divers Goods, value 4 l. and 4 Guineas , the Property of Edward Britton , the 26th of February last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was hired to carry the Trunk of Goods, &c. from Frying-Pan Alley into Whitechapel, and over against Whitechapel Church she gave the Prosecutor's Wife the Drop, turning up Black-Lion Yard. The Jury found her guilty . Transportation .

Margaret Edwards , of the Parish of Pancrass , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of James Salmon , the 30th of June last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was a Chair-Woman in the Prosecutor's House, and the Goods were missing after she had been there. But the Evidence not being sufficient to convict her, she was acquitted ,

John Tompkins , of the Parish of Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Silk Stockings , the Goods of Thomas Bee , the 4th of July last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Bacon Wynn , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for stealing Iron, in the Shop of William Miles , the 25th of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Breeden , and Mary Gun , of St. Sepulchres were indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Watch, Plate, and wearing Apparel, value 60 l. in the Dwelling House of Susannah Collins , the 15th of June last. Richard Wissin depo'd, That he going to Graves-End in the Boat with Elizabeth Breeden, and hearing a Watch strike in her Pocket, she being an ordinary Person, he suspected her, and searching her found the Watch, that she said she had it of her Father, who was a Watch-Maker; but afterwards being strictly examined, she confess'd, that she had stolen it from her Mistress Susannah Collins, and that Mary Gun was confederate with her. Elizabeth Dormer depos'd, She went down to Chatham, to see the Goods. The Confession of Elizabeth Breeden, was read in Court, in which she plainly confess'd the Fact. The Jury found Breeden guilty of the Indictment. Death . But there being no Evidence against Mary Gun, but what Elizabeth Breeden alledg'd against her, which not being Evidence in Law, the Jury acquitted her.

Susan Staples , alias Mosely , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 s. the Property of John Pindar , the 22d of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that as he was going along Fore-street , about 10 or 11 a Clock at Night, he met with the Prisoner and another Woman, who ask'd him to make them drink, but he refusing, one of them offered to treat him, and they did call at a Brandy Shop, and treated him with a Quartern; upon which, by Way of Retaliation, he offered to give them a Pint of Wine, and they went to the Castle-Tavern , and having call'd for a Pint of Wine, he laid down a Shilling, which was taken up by one of them, then pulling out two half Crowns, the Prisoner snatch'd them out of his Hand, and thrust them down her Bosom. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and on a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.

James Billingsly , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Spoons, value 20 s. the Property of Lancelot Baw , the 11th of May last. Sarah Mitchel depos'd, The Prisoner came to their House, pretending to belong to the New River Water, whereas he did not, and wanted to examine the Pipes, pretending they were out of Order, and being permitted to go down, there being 2 Silver Spoons in a Cooler in the Kitchen, they were immediately missed as soon as he was gone, and no Person else had been there. But there not being positive Evidence that the Prisoner took them, the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Vickery , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of Mary Ball , the 5th of this present July . The Prosecutor depos'd, she employ'd the Prisoner as a Chair Woman , and she put the Ring into a Mortar, and she having scoured the Brass, the Ring was taken away; that taxing the Prisoner with it, she deny'd it; but she found the Ring in the Prisoner's Pocket. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Anthony Lamb , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for breaking the House of Henry Carter in the Night Time, and stealing divers wearing Apparel, the Property of William Barton , and divers other Persons , the 16th of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he came home about one a-Clock, and his Goods were there, and at 4 a-Clock his Landlady came up, and gave him Notice that he had been robb'd, that upon suspecting the Prisoner, he at last did own he had let in 2 Persons, Charles Grace , and John Sheppard , into the House about 2 a-Clock, that they opened the Rooms where the Goods were, and took away the Goods. His Confession was read in Court, wherein he confest before the Justice what was to the same Effect. Another Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner told him, Anthony Bragget , who had at that Time lost 12 Yards of Drugget, that if they would let him push off, he would help him to his Drugget again, and Mr. Barton should have his Goods again. It appear'd by the Evidence, That he was Apprentice to the Prosecutor's Landlord. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and pretended he was terrified into his Confession. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Mary Loch , alias Lach, alias Lake, alias Mary Worley , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 d. the Money of Thomas Miller , the 2d of June last.

She was also indicted a Second Time, for privately stealing a Ring, value 15 s. in the Shop of Thomas Miller , the 8th of May last. The Evidence depos'd, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, and putting her Hand into the Drawer, took out Six Pence, which she saw in her Hand. The Jury found her guilty to the value of the first Indictment; and on the Second, to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Richard Stanford , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted together with George Bickham, alias William Gould , not yet taken, for Assaulting Mary Fleming on the High-way, and taking from her a Suit of Headcloths, a Ring value 18 s. and 9 s. 6 d. in Money , the 20th of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that as she was going near Grays Inn Lane , about 10 or 11 a Clock at Night, the Prisoner came up to her, hit her on her Shoulder, saying, D - n you, you B - h, I am glad I have met with you, and stopped something in her Mouth, and threw her down against something that hurt her Eye, so that she was obliged to go to Sir Hans Sloan , to be cured of the Hurt she had received. Two other Evidences depos'd, That they saw the Prosecutor that Night she said she had been robb'd, and she did appear to have been very much abus'd, and said it was by the Prisoner. The Prisoner pleaded, That the Prosecution was malicious, on Account of some Proceedings in Law between them. He call'd 2 Evidences, who depos'd, That he was in their Company all that Day, and till 12 a-Clock at Night. Another Evidence depos'd, That the Prosecutor had threatned that she would damn her Soul, but she would hang the Prisoner. The Jury upon a full hearing of the Matter, acquitted him.

Mary Price , alias Young , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for privately stealing the Goods of a Person unknown, in the Shop of Elizabeth Goodman , the 26th of May last. Ann Woolcock depos'd, That she going to fetch something from the Prosecutor, she saw the Prisoner there, and while the Prosecutor went up to fetch something down Stairs, the Prisoner opened a Counter, and took out a Piece of Silk and Stuff, and put it under her Coats, she staid till she was gone, and gave Notice to the Prosecutor, and they follow'd her, and she dropp'd it in the Street. The Prosecutor depos'd, That she took it up near where the prisoner stood. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Michael Canon , of St. Magnus the Martyr , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of William West , the 19th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor. And Thomas Gascoign depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner sell 3 Parcels of Hemp of a Quarter of a Hundred each Parcel to one Mrs. Dier's Son, and converted the Money to his own Use, and used to give him now and then a Penny to keep his Secret. The Prisoner's Confession was read in Court, wherein he confess'd the whole Fact. However the Prisoner deny'd it at the Bar. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Mary Johnson , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 s. the Property of Susannah Downs , the 1st of June last. But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Fact, the Jury acquitted her.

Daniel Hutchinson , of St. Michael's Queenhith , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Rings and Money , the Property of William Dear , the 14th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner lay at the Prosecutor's House, and the next Day which was Sunday, he went away, and the Money was missing; and that the Prisoner after his Apprehension confessed that he had taken the Rings and Money, and that it was the Prosecutor's. The Prisoner own'd the Fact at the Bar. The Jury found him guilty of Felony. Transportation .

William Hickinbottom , of the Parish of St. Mildred Poultry , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, from the Person of James Fitzgerald , the 19th of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Jane Over , of Alhallows Lombard Street , was indicted for stealing the Goods of Joseph Johnson , the 7th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was used to be employed as a Chair-woman , and afterwards as a Servant for a Fortnight, by the Prosecutor, and the Things being missing, were found where the Prisoner had pawn'd them. The Prisoner pleaded, she did not take them with a felonious Intent, and called several to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character. The Jury acquitted her.

Henry Williot , of the Parish of St. Ethelburga , was indicted for feloniously stealing 23 tann'd Sheep Skins , the Property of John Evans , the 12th of June last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prisoner pretended that he was a Person belonging to the Carrier that was to carry these Goods, and the Person who was to have carried them to the Inn, let him have the Goods. It appear'd rather to be a Misdemeanour and Fraud than a Felony, therefore the Jury acquitted him. But the Court allowed the Prosecutor to bring his Action against him, for the value of the Sheep-Skins, as a Debt.

Rebecca Holms , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Quarts of Brandy, and a Bottle of Mint Water , the Goods of Richard Walton . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Branch , of the Parish of St. Faith , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Elizabeth Page , the 4th of this present July . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was seen attempting to pick Pockets in the Market, and being watch'd, her Hand was caught in the Prosecutor's Pocket-Apron, with some Money, but the Evidence could not positively swear to the Sum. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Edward Stutton , of St. James, Duke's Place , was indicted for privately stealing half an Ounce of Human Hair , the Goods of Henry Bates , the 4th of this present July . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Goods. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Robert Hutchins , of the Parish of St. Dustan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, value 7 l. the Goods of Francis Walker , the 22d of June last. The Evidence depos'd, That a Quarrel happening in the House, the Company and Landlord went out all but the Prisoner, and the Land-lady taking the Tankards, set them up in the Bar, the Prisoner sitting and seeing of her, she went out of the Bar, and at her Return one of the Tankards was missing, and the Prisoner went out at the Back Door; and that being taxed with taking the Tankard, he many Times promised to give an Account of the Tankard, but made his Escape away, and never did. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

John Ellix , of the Parish of St. Ann Aldersgate , was indicted for privately stealing Iron, &c. in the Shop of John Olive , the 29th Day of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Goods and offered them to sale. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Jones , alias James , of St. Martin Outwitch , was indicted for privately stealing a Snuff-Box, value 20 s. from the Person of William Dawson , the 20th of June last. But no Body appearing against her, she was acquitted .

Eleanor Jackson , of St. Michael's Cornhill , was indicted for privately stealing 5 s. from the Person of John Merryweather , the 28th of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he pass'd thorough Peter's Alley, the Prisoner came to him, and ask'd him to make her drink, but he called her vile Bitch, and pushed her from him against the Wall, and when he came through into Grace-Church Street , the Prisoner came up to him, and told him, he need not be so coy, for she was not so constant, and thrusting her Hand into his Pocket, he lay'd hold of her Hand, and called the Watch, and found he had left 5 s. of the Money he had in his Pocket. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or that she was in Grace-Church Street at all. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Charles Osbourn , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Pheasants, Hens, Cocks, and Rabbets, value 37 s. the Property of George Sayers , Esq ; the 15th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Fowls, &c. were stolen out of the Prosecutor's Yard. John Ball depos'd, The Prisoner bid him meet him at 2 a-Clock in the Morning, about the 1st or 2d of May, he could not be certain as to the Time, and he had of him 3 Pheasants, Fowls, and Rabbets, and that he sold them for him. There being a Disagreement as to the Time the Fowls were lost, and the Time of John Ball's selling them, the Jury acquitted him.

Henry Knight , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in defrauding by false Pretences, William Haddoc , of 148 Sword Belts, value 30 l. and upwards , pretending he was sent on the Account of his former Master, Richard Avon , with whom the Prosecutor had Dealings, whereas he was out of the Service of the said Mr. Avon, and was not sent by him, and had sold the Goods at an Under rate, and had converted the Money to his own Use. The Fact being plainly prov'd, and being also owned by the Prisoner at the Bar, the Jury found him guilty of the Misdemeanour. Fined 5 Marks .

Arthur Gilmore , was indicted for feloniously Marrying a second Wife, his first Wife being alive . To which Indictment he pleaded guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

John Ball , of St. John Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hamper, and 13 Geese, value 26 s. the Goods of John Hopewell , the 18th of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, He lost the Hamper and Geese, And Mr. Taylor depos'd, There was a Hamper and Geese brought into a Yard on Salt Petre Bank, and he bought Six of them of the Prisoner, who told him he had them from the Lee Hoy , in St. Katherines. The Prisoner owned that he and Charles Osbourn stole the Geese. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Barbara Adams , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Gold Rings, value 16 s. from the Person of Peter May , the 30th of January last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he and the Prisoner being Lodgers in the same House, and he being visited by some Friends, they making merry, the Prisoner coming down Stairs, said, Mr. May, you are very merry, and came in and threw him down on the Bed, and the Rings being large, she got them off. He call'd two Evidences, one to prove that he had the Rings at that Time on his Finger; and the other, that she went with them out of the Room. It appeard by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor had compounded the Matter with the Prisoner's Husband, having taken a Note of 16 s. for the Rings, which not being paid, he arrested the Prisoner's Husband, and that the Prisoner's Husband had indicted the Prosecutor in the Crown Office for compounding Felony. The Prisoner deny'd her having the Rings, and called Evidence to prove the Prosecutor was much in Drink. The Jury acquitted her.

Michael Shuttle , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Money-Drawer, and 30 s. in Money , about May was twelve Months. The Prosecutor depos'd he lost his Money, but could not say who took it, he being apprehended upon the Evidence of John Shoebridge , who depos'd in Court, The Prisoner and he being together walking, saw the Prosecutor's Mother telling Money, and having put it into the Drawer, she went into the Kitchen, and the Prisoner went into the Shop, and took the Box, and he himself had 23 s. of the Money for his Share. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Burrel , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of John Westhal , the 27th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Lodger, and took away the Goods. The Prisoner pleaded, she did make use of the Goods to deliver her Husband, who was arrested, but did not do it with a felonious Intent. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Grimes , of St. Giles in the Fields , who indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of Samuel Strowd , the 25th of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

James Steward , alias Francis Emmerson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Picture, value 1 s. and three Guineas, in the Dwelling House of George Bonny , the 18th of June last. The Prisoner own'd the taking of the Picture, but said it was not with a felonious Intent; but deny'd the taking of the Money. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Emma Roberts , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Shirt, value 6 s. and other Linnen value 5 s. the Goods of John Harrison . But the Evidence not being to the Satisfaction of the Jury, she was acquitted .

She was indicted a second Time, for feloniously stealing Goods, value 15 d. the Goods of Ann Rock . But was acquitted of this Indictment also.

Hannah Henly , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linnen Smock , the Goods of Grace Hatton , the 24th of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Robert Hutchings , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Marshal , the 8th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prisoner lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House, and went out one Morning before the Family was up, and the Goods were gone, and the Street-Door was lock'd, it being a spring Lock. It appeared also that he always absconded, till he was taken up, for stealing a Silver Tankard from Francis Walters , as in the Indictment before mentioned. The Fact being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Elizabeth Drake , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, value 8 s. the Property of Francis Deal , the 4th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House, and stole the Goods, having forc'd open the Door when her Landlady was abroad; and the Goods were taken upon her. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Martha Brown of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Breaking the House of the Countess Dowager of Oxford , in the Day Time, and stealing wearing Apparel, the Goods of John James , the 27th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was seen to come out of the Stables with the Goods, and when she was apprehended, the Goods were taken upon her. The Jury acquitted her of the Burglary, but found her guilty of the Felony, to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Bromfield and Elizabeth Williams , of Enfield , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Table Cloth, and other Linnen , the Property of George Bourn , the 27th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Linnen was hang'd out to dry, and was taken by both the Prisoners, they were seen committing the Fact, and were apprehended soon after. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them guilty to the value of 10 d. each. Transportation .

Eleanor Hague of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Child's Cap, and Skirt of a Coat, value 13 d. the Property of John Deacon , the 27th of June last. The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner took the Prosecutor's Child, and the Mother could not hear of it from Wednesday till Friday, and upon publishing the Child, it was found dropp'd near London Bridge. The Jury acquitted her.

Henry Kelly , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in uttering a King Edward 6th Shilling gilt, as a broad Piece , the 11th of May last. Lucy Young depos'd, The Prisoner came to her Shop, about 10 a Clock at Night, without Hat, &c. and pretended to be in great Haste, pretending his Lady was in great Haste for the Tea, and gave her a Piece of Money for a broad Piece, but pretending not to know whether it was a 23 s. Piece, or a 25 s. Piece, that thereupon she weigh'd it against a 23 s. Piece, and it was something heavier, whereupon he said, he believed his Lady gave it him for a 24 s. Piece, that then she offered to send her Maid, and he reply'd, that then she might send that 23 s. Piece of her own, and that would convince his Lady, but she not willing to do that, he said, she might give him Change as a 23 s. Piece, and if his Lady said it was a 25 s. Piece, he would come back immediately. That however she sent her Maid, and when she had gone with him to a certain House he pretended to go to, he bid the Maid go away, and said there was no Occasion for her going in. Patrick Norton depos'd, That he used to go with the Prisoner to put off such sort of Money, South-Sea Shillings and Six Pences gilt, that he used a House on Snow-Hill, where he got that Sort of Money, but he never would let him go along with him thither. That he has gone with him, when he stood at some Distance while the Prisoner went into a Shop to buy something, and would throw down one of those half Guineas or Guineas, and then would ask the Price, and object against it, and demand his Money again, and by that Means get good Money for it, but he could not very well tell how he managed it. That he this Evidence used to carry the Money, and when he went into a Shop, he would ask this Evidence for one Piece, and he used to stay a little way off, waiting for him. And also, that sometimes he would ask him to change Clothes with him, and that he did so; and that he was with the Prisoner when he went to Mrs. Young's Shop, and he did give him such a Piece of Gold, as she produced in Court, and he verily believed it was the same Piece, which is a King Edwards Shilling gilt, and that when he came from Mrs. Tonng's Shop, he gave him Tea and Sugar, but did not tell him what Money he had in exchange. He called several Persons to his Reputation, but they were not capable of giving any Account of him, much to his Service, and one of his most hearty Friends did own, that he had before this Time been reviled for putting off false Money; and so upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury found him guilty . Fin'd 20 Marks , and 3 Months Imprisonment .

Samuel Collins , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing seven Iron Bars of a Grate, and other Goods, the Property of John Armstrong , and Nails, the Goods or Samuel Singleton . It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor lost his Goods, and the Prisoner was apprehended, where he offered some of them to sale, and directed to a Place in the Mint, where another Part of them was. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Wilson , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Breeches the Goods of Richard Hancock , the 7th of this present July . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner and a Man came to the Shop under pretence of buying Clothes, and the Breeches were stolen out of the Shop, and found upon the Prisoner. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Floyd , of the Parish of Pancrass , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch, value 5 l. from the Person of George Veal the 21st of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he came about one of the Clock in the Morning from the White-Swan in New-Street , and met the Prisoner, and they went to drink, and stay'd an Hour, then went to Tottenham Court , and stay'd till about Five in the Morning, then he went to sleep, and when he waked, his Watch was gone, that taxing the Prisoner with it, she said she had pawn'd it to Sarah Flute for six Shillings. Sarah Flute depos'd, The Prisoner had been her Servant , and did that Morning bring her the Prosecutor's Watch, telling her he gave it her, he being in drink, fearing it should be lost, and they having both been up all Night, but she lent her no Money on it. And that the Prosecutor used to keep the Prisoner Company, while she was her Servant, and was frequently coming after her, and would not let her be quiet. Upon a full hearing of the Matter the Jury acquitted her.

Susan Wood , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Stockings , the Goods of George Cumpton , the 2d of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Griffith Watkins , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pewter Gallon Pot , the Goods of Dorothy Guyneer the 26th of June last. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

Francis Sands , Ann Bellas , and James Dun , were indicted, together with John Wilks , not taken, for feloniously stealing 35 l. the Property of Richard Barren , the 13th of April last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Money was in a Club Box, that belong'd to a Club, kept in the Prosecutor's House, and the Prisoner was his Servant. But it did not appear to be the Property of Richard Barron, so the Indictment not being righty laid, the Prisoners were acquitted , but will be again indicted.

Henry Lutterel , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , Gentleman , was indicted for the Murther of the Honourable Robert Southwell , Esq ; by giving him one mortal Wound with a drawn Sword on the left Part of his Body between the long Ribs, of the Breadth of one Inch, and the Depth of six Inches, of which he immediately dy'd ; and Ann the Wife of Thomas Butler , was also indicted for being present, aiding and abetting, comforting and assisting in the same Murther . They were also both indicted upon the Coroners Inquest for the same.

Robert Sutton depos'd, that he being Servant at the Busy Body Tavern , was standing at the Bar, by his Mistress and heard the Voice of a Woman crying our Help, Help; that he thereupon ran up Stairs, and when he came up, found the Prisoner, Ann Butler, out of the Room, at the Stair Head; that he went into the Room, and saw the two Gentlemen, the Prisoner and the Deceased, with their Swords drawn, in a Posture of Defence, that he interposed between them, get hold of both their Swords, and having gotten them both out of their Hands, ran down Stairs with them, and carried them to a Neighbour's House, and ran for a Surgeon

Thomas Sunderland depos'd That he being Cellar Man at the Busy Body Tavern, was standing near the Bar, and heard a Woman's Voice crying out violently, Murther, Murther; that he ran up after Sutton, but Sutton got into the Room before him, and got hold of their Swords and they were both drawn. That the Deceased came out of the Room, and said, For God's sake lead me down Stairs, for I am a dead Man, I am stuck in the Back; and that he was lead down Stairs, and afterwards could not speak, but foamed at the Mouth. Kenelm Buckworth said he was in the Kitchen, at the Busy Body Tavern, and hearing an Out-cry of Murther, he ran up Stairs and met the Deceased at the Stair Head, and he desired him to carry him down, and as he was leading him down Stairs, he mentioned a Woman, saying. I am stabb'd in the Back, I am faint, and faltered in his Speech, and they led him into the Room behind the Bar. He added, that when he came up, Mrs. Butler was several Yards from the Prisoner and Deceased.

John Hardesty depos'd, That he waited at the said Tavern, and it was an Opera Night, and about 10 of the Clock the Deceased and the Prisoners came in, and bid him show a Room, which he did, and they called for Arack Punch; but they not having Arack, they had Punch made, with a Pint of Rum, and had a Crust of Bread; that some Time after, one of them called for a Reckoning; which of them he could not tell; that he heard the other reply, Why should he do that? when the Bowl was not half out; and a short Time after, the Woman came out of the Room, and cry'd out Murther; but he did not enter in, thinking, probably, the Gentlemen might be fagging her; that immediately the Porter came up, and took away their Swords. That he going in, the Prisoner, Ann Butler, said to Mr. Lutterel, My dear Harry, I am afraid you are wounded, and desired him, this Evidence, to search him, and he did; but found only a slight Scratch, which he believed might be given by the taking away of his Sword.

James Flavers depos'd, That he being at the said Tavern, heard a Woman cry out above Stairs, as if there had been a Rape, and the Gentlewoman at the Tavern sent one up, and he brought down their Swords; that he went and assisted Mr. Southwell as he was coming down Stairs, and he said, That the Woman held him while Lutterel run him into the Back; that when Mr. Southwell said these Words, he was at the Stair Foot; and depos'd, that he afterwards told these Words of Mr. Southwell to Mrs. Pack at the Bar.

John Didier the Surgeon depos'd, That he being called for to dress the Deceased, he found him held up by two Men, and a Bottle of Harts-Horn held at his Nose; that having found the Wound, he probed it, and found it went upwards and downwards, between the Interstices, of the Muscles, between the 6th and 7th of the true Ribs, called the Long Ribs; that he spoke to the Deceased, calling upon him very loud; but the Deceased made him no Answer; and that after he had dress'd him, Mr. Colthart the Surgeon came, and the Deceased did not live above four or five Minutes after. That the Wound was afterwards opened, and it went through the lower Edge of the left Lung, and he did believe it was the Cause of his Death; and by the Position of the Wound his Arm was up when he receiv'd it: That if he were a left Handed Man, he believes he might be upon his Defence, and then might easily receive the Wound; but he believed his Hand was extended when he received the Wound.

Mr. Halley depos'd, That he was drinking in the next Room to where the Deceased and Prisoners were, and he heard no Disturbance or Parrying of Swords, although, he thinks, there is only a thin Partition between them. Robert Sutton being called again, depos'd, That when he was at the Stair Head, he did hear the Clashing of Swords, and that when he enter'd the Room. he saw the Swords touch each other. That when he came to the Stair Head, Mrs. Butler was there; and he went into the Room to the Deceased, and Prisoner, on the outside of the Table, to take away their Swords, and she following him, went into the Room, and on the inside of the Table.

The Prisoner in his Defence, pleaded, That he had no Malice against the Deceased, but that they had been together most Part of the Afternoon, and had been at Marybone, and having return'd, in the Hay Market, the Prisoner Ann Butler was going along, and Mr. Southwel would have have had him gone to her, and engage her to go with them; but he refusing it, he went himself, and forced her to go with them; and that being there at the Tavern, a drinking, he was talking to Mrs. Butler, at which the Deceased took Exceptions, and grew very Quarrelsome, and said, D - n him, he did not know what he meant by engrossing her all to himself, and took up her Gloves and Fan, and oblig'd her to sit next to him, and swore she should go with him that Night, and lend him a Guinea. That thereupon he told him it was hard he should force a Woman to go with him whether she would or not. Upon which his Rage increased, and the Deceased bit him a Slap on the Face, and soon after drew his Sword, and advanced towards him, and he was oblig'd to take to his Sword, in his own Defence, and had almost fallen down in getting himself ready to receive his Attack. That he received a Wound in his Hand in the Encounter. The Prisoner call'd several Persons of Reputation and Honour, who gave the Deceased the Character of a very quarrelsome Person, of which they gave Instances, and that he himself was of a very quiet and peaceable Disposition and civil Behaviour. Ann Butler in her Defence pleaded, That as she was going along in the Hay Market, the Deceased came to her, clapping her on the Shoulder, swearing that she should go with him; that she desired him to excuse her, telling him, she was going to pay a Visit to a Gentlewoman, and drink a Dish of Tea with her; But the Deceased was Outragious, and swore, if she did not go with him he would Mob her: That she reply'd, rather than her self and he should be exposed she would go drink a Pint of Wine with him. and did go to the Busy Body Tavern, and while they were there drinking, Mr. Lutterel being talking to her, Mr. Southwel said, D - n him, he was a quere sort of a Fellow to engross the Woman all to himself, telling him he would have Satisfaction; Mr. Lutterel reply'd, Another Time would be better; the Deceased reply'd, No Time like the present, and drew his Sword, and that Mr. Lutterel had like to have been down, falling backwards before he could get his Sword drawn, and himself in a Posture to defend himself, that not being able to pacify him, she immediately ran to the Stair Head, and called out violently for Help, and the Servant came up and took away their Swords, as had been before depos'd. After a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury found Henry Lutterel guilty of Manslaughter upon both Indictments. Burnt in the Hand . But there not being sufficient Evedince against Ann Butler, she was acquitted .

John Merry , alias Reynolds , was indicted on the Statute made in the 12th Year of the late Queen, against vending and selling Dice with false and counterfeit Stamps . Mrs. Garland depos'd, That the Prisoner came to her, and offered to sell her two pair of Dice, demanding 4 s. for them, telling her he had newly come out of White Chapel Prison, and wanted Money. The Dice being produced in Court, Mr. Rolloss the Engraver to the Stamp Office deposed, that the Stamps these Dice were stamp'd with, were not the true Stamps, made by him, who was the only Person that was appointed to make them. Mrs. Walpole deposed, That a Man bought and offered to sell her two pair of Dice, for 3 s. 6 d. telling her he had found them in a Paper at the End of Chancery Lane, which were also false Dice, and stamp'd with the same Stamp. Mr. Saunders depos'd, That he having notice of there Dice being offered to sale, went and secured the Person that brought them, till he should satisfy him how he came by them, who reply'd, that he had them from one that stood over the Way, and he would carry him to the Person, but the Prisoner ran away, and they could not catch him at that Time, but did apprehend him afterwards, the same Night. Francis Skeats depos'd, The Prisoner called him from his Work, and desired him to sell Dice for him, allowing him 6 d. a Pair for selling them, and told him to go to such a Shop, at St. Dunstans, and directed him, if any Questions were ask'd of him whence he had them, he should say that he had them of Mr. Williams the Groom Porter, who was in the Poultry Compter. The Prisoner having little to say in his own Defence, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Anthony Walraven , was indicted for forging and counterfeiting Stamps, and stamping Dice, with these false Stamps, and uttering and vending the Dice stamped with these counterfeit Stamps, contrary to the said Statute . Mr. Love depos'd, That he apprehended the Prisoner, in Company with Mr. Rolloss, who among the Prisoner's Tools (he being a Watch Maker ) pull'd out a Parcel, which were produc'd in Court, that the Prisoner own'd to be his, and said he made them to stamp Buckles and Spoons, and afterwards said, he bought them among a parcel of old Tools. Mr. Rolloss depos'd to the same Purpose, and produced the Tools in Court, which he verily believed were the same Stamps where with those counterfeit Dice, that were produced in Court, and received from the Prisoner, were Stamped. Elizabeth Harris depos'd, That she lived in the same House with the Prisoner, and in the next Room, and she had oftentimes seen the Prisoner stamp Dice with such Sorts of Stamps.

The Prisoner deny'd the Facts of counterfeiting, stamping or selling the said Dice with false Stamps, and as to his having the Tools, he pretended he had bought them among a parcel of old Tools, and Pieces of Ivory, six Years ago, and there were Dice among the Pieces of Ivory; But having no Proof of this, and it being depos'd, That he had been seen to stamp Dice with these counterfeit Stamps; and he having, when he was apprehended, own'd that he made those Stamps to stamp Buckles and Spoons, for which Purpose they were of no Use, nor any other Use but stamping of Dice. The Jury found him guilty of forging and counterfeiting the Stamps, and of stamping Dice; but not of selling and vending them Death . His Wife , Sarah Walraven , was also indicted for stamping Dice, with these counterfeit Stamps ; but considering that it might: be done in Subjection to her Husband, they thought not sit to go through the Evidence against her, whereupon she was acquitted .

Ursula Gardener , was indicted for a wilful and corrupt Perjury, in the Prerogative Court, concerning a Will ; But the Fact not being prov'd upon the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

James Harman , and John Davis , of St. Brian's Barnet , were indicted for assaulting John Nicol , Esq. on the High-Way, and taking from him a Guinea and 17 s. in Silver , the 29th of June last. They were also indicted a second Time, for assaulting Mr . Richard Reed on the High-Way, and taking from him a Guinea, a Moidore, and a broad Piece of Gold , at the Time aforementioned. Mr. Nicol depos'd, That as he was coming to London, in his Chair, two Men came up to him, beyond Muzzle Hill , and bid him stop, held Pistols to him, and demanded his Money, whereupon he gave them a Guinea and 17 s. that then they bid him give them his Watch, but he told them he had none; then one of them bid him give him his Pocket Book, to which he reply'd, he had none, then he bid him pull out his Pocket, and he did, taking out some Papers which he said, were of no value to the Person that took them, desiring him to let them alone; but he would have them. And having robb'd him and Mr. Reed, they rode away, and left him to Prosecute his Journey; that meeting with Captains Parsons. they acquainted him with what had befallen them, and described the Men and Horses, and he rode after them, and they were apprehended at Hackney. He did not swear to their Faces, because they had Masks on; but the Papers that were taken from him, and also from Davis, when he was apprehended, were produc'd in Court, and he swore to them. That he afterwards saw the Horses on which they were taken, and they were the Horses that those that robbed him, rid on. Mr. Reed depos'd, That as he was coming from Cony Hatch; he also was met by two Men on Horse-back, who drew their Pistols, told him they wanted Money, and he gave them a Guinea, a Moidore, and a broad Piece: That they then rode off, and were pursued by Captain Parsons, by his and Mr. Nicols Description of their Persons, Clothes and Horses, he not being able to swear to their Faces, they being mask'd.

Captain Parsons depos'd, That he meeting with the Prosecutors on the Road, and they telling him, they had been robb'd by two Men on Bay Horses; one of them being a little Man, and the other wearing a Rug Coat: He pursu'd them, and calling by the Way, desired another to accompany him, and riding after them, heard of them from Place to Place, as at Hornsey, Edmonton, Stamford, &c. at last pursued them to Hackney, where they had just been drinking a Pint of Wine, at the Meremaid Tavern, and mounted again, and were just gone, but were overtaken, brought back, and apprehended.

William Newson depos'd, That Captain Parsons calling at the Green Man, at Muzzle Hill, and desiring Assistance, he got a Horse, rode after him, and overtook him about Hornsey-Church, they pursued the Prisoners, hearing of them from Place to Place, and at Turnpikes, till they came to Hackney. That they first got Intelligence of them in the Green Lane, at the Turnpike, where they were informed they were in haste, threw the Man a Shilling, and asked the Way to Epping: That they pursued them to South-gate, to Bore's-Farm, and till they came to Edmonton, and afterwards got Notice of them at the Turnpike at Stanford, and so pursued them to and fro for a Journey of near 20 Miles, till they came to Hackney, where they heard at the Meremaid Tavern, they had been there, changed their Coats, and were just gone, and that there being a Man that was there, that had led their Horses, he lent him his Horse, and he taking a Broom-stick rode after, overtook, and stopped them, and they were afterwards apprehended, he catching hold of Harman's Bridle; but as Davis was riding away, his Horse threw him, and he was also apprehended.

Robert Billington depos'd, That he being at work at Hackney, the former Evidences coming with a Hue and Cry, he mounted one of their Horses, rode after them with a Stick in his Hand; and coming up to them, stopped them, threatning, that if they offered to put their Hands to their Pockets, he would knock them down.

There were several others Evidences that depos'd, That at searching them, they found a Mask, and Pair of Pistols in Harman's Pocket, that another Mask was found thrown in the Chimney, in the Room, where Davis was, and a Pair of Pistols hid behind the Door, that they had changed their Coats at the Meremaid Tavern, and that Mr. Nichols's Papers were taken out of Davis's Pocket at Justice Holworthy's; also a Purse of Money was found on them that had such Pieces of Gold in it, as the Prosecutors had lost.

The Prisoners stiffly deny'd the Fact, and Harman being ask'd what he did with the Mask that was taken out of his Pocket, he reply'd, that he was going to a Masquerade; but gave no Account where was the rest of his Masquerading Equipage. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty of both Indictments. Death .

John Cotterel was indicted for suborning John Long , to make Affidavit, that he being a Pilot, had, piloted the Ship Williams Gully safely into the Downs, and left her there in good Condition, prosecuting her Voyage to Cales, whereas the said William Long had never piloted any such Ship as the William Gally thither; and also for suborning one Lee, alias Pye, to make Affidavit that he was a Mariner on board the Ship William Gally, bound for Cales; and that she was lost near the Canaries, and all the Men but himself and another that belong'd to the Ship drowned, when he never was Mariner in any such Ship . The Council for the King having opened the Cause, setting forth that the Prisoner pretending to be sole Owner of the said Ship, called the William Gally, of which one Partridge was Master, had upon the Affidavit that the said William Long had made, of his having piloted the Ship William Gally, to the Downs, and left her in good Case, the 5th of April, prosecuting her Voyage to Cases, gotten an Assurance made by several Persons for the Sum of 650 l. did afterwards upon the Affidavit he procured the aforesaid Lee, alias Pye, to make, that the said Ship William Gally was lost near the Canaries, in order to obtain the Money so insured, make Affidavit before Sir Francis Forbes , that he was the sole Owner of the said Ship, and that it had cost him in Ship, Apparel, sitting out, &c. to the Sum of 600 l. and upwards. They prov'd all their Changes by the following Evidences. The Affidavits were produced in Court, the Policy of Insurance prov'd by the Persons concerned in the Insurance, and the Subornation proved by the Persons suborned. William Long depos'd, that coming into the Company of the Prisoner with one Blake, and being ply'd with Liquor, an Affidavit was drawn up, which he did make and sign to before the Justice, by the Sollicitations and Promises of the Prisoner, to this Purpose, That he did pilot the Ship William Gally, of which one Partridge was Master, to the Downs, tho' he was not a Pilot, nor did ever carry any such Ship to the Downs, nor ever knew that the Prisoner had any such Ship; and that afterwards, when he considered what he had done, and was not willing to stand to the said Affidavit, the Prisoner threatned, if he did not, he would pillory him; and that there was a promisory Note for 10 l. 10 s. to be paid to him, when the Prisoner received his Insurance.

Lee, alias Pye deposed, that a Woman came to him, and desired him to come to be Bail for a Man, to get him out of Prison, that by that means he was brought into the Company of the Prisoner, who ply'd him with Liquor, kept him out two Days and Nights, and gave him a Guinea to make an Affidavit, that he was a Mariner on board the Ship William Gally, of which one Partridge was Master, and that it was lost near the Canaries; That he did give him a Guinea, when he was never on board any such Ship as a Mariner, nor knew any thing of her being lost. That afterwards being concerned in his Mind for what he had done, the Prisoner said, if he did go back, he should lose 500 l. and threatned to put the Law in Execution against him. The several Affidavits were produced in Court, and the Matter so fully prov'd, that the Jury found the Prisoner guilty ; and the Court fined him 50 l. and sentenc'd him to stand on the Pillory once at the Royal Exchange .

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

Received Sentence of Death, Seven.

Hannah Ramsey , Elizabeth Breeden , John Merry alias Reynolds, Anthony Walraven , James Harman , Thomas Davis , John Horn .

To be Transported, Thirty Nine.

Nathaniel Webster , Sarah Mackdonald , Chester Colson , Francis Montross , Leonard Burk , Ralph Crofts , Ann Pugh , John Tompkins , Mary Price , Mary Vickery , Daniel Hutchinson , Ann Branch , Eleanor Jackson , Elizabeth Burrel , Hannah Henley , Elizabeth Drake , Elizabeth Bromfield , Elizabeth Williams , Griffith Watkins , John Ball , Henry Man , Thomas Sheppard , John Brown , Mary Eyles , Bacon Wynne , Mary Lack , Anthony Lamb , Michael Canon , William Hickingbottom . Rebecca Holms , John Ellix , Michael Shuttle , Ann Grimes , James Steward alias Emmerson, Martha Brown , Samuel Collins , Ann Wilson , Susannah Wood , Robert Hutchins .

Burnt in the Hand, Four.

Henry Lutterel , Arthur Gilmore , Edward Strutton , Elizabeth Evans , a former Convict.

To be Whipt, One.

Margaret Skeaf .

John Cotterel Fined 50 l. to stand on the Pillory once at the Royal Exchange.

Henry Knight Fined 5 Marks.

Henry Kelly Fined 20 Marks, and to suffer 3 Months Imprisonment.

Hannah Ramsey , and Elizabeth Breeden , pleaded their Bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being impannelled, they were both found with Quick Child.