Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 22 September 2014), August 1725 (17250827).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 27th August 1725.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, AND

Oyer and Terminer, and Jail-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily;

On Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, being the 27th, 28th, 30th, and 31st Days of August, in the Twelfth Year of his MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE MERTTINS , Knt, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Sir William Thompson , Knt. Recorder of the City of London, John Raby 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.

Edward Jarman ,

John Hargrave ,

Richard Elliot ,

Ezekiel Plumfield ,

James Winn ,

William Stevens ,

Richard Gilbert ,

Edward Smith ,

Edwin Austin ,

George Read ,

Joseph Roberts ,

John Camps .

The Middlesex Jury.

Benjamin Jackman ,

Richard Bird ,

Thomas Smith ,

Maurice Boheme ,

Robert Forber ,

Robert Brown ,

John Harle ,

Joseph Wedgborough ,

Philip Holden ,

John Stanly ,

Thomas Harrington ,

John Forber .

The Proceedings were as follows, viz.

Eleanor alias Allen Marsden , of Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing, in the Shop of Edward Holloway , six Yards of Muslin, value 32 s. on the 9th of July last.

William Ponds thus deposed: The Prisoner came into my Master's Shop to cheapen Muslin. I shew'd her several Pieces. She was very difficult. I saw her put a Piece under her Petticoat, and let her go out with it; but I presently follow'd, and took it upon her. The Prisoner thus defended herself: I went into Mr. Holloway's Shop to buy 'ome Muslin-Wm. Ponds perceiving me to be an innocent Country Girl, he chuck'd me under the Chin, and said, I was a pretty Creature, and ask'd if I did not come out of Yorkshire. I told him yes; and then he took me into the back Part of the Shop, and put his Hand under my Coats, and gave me the Muslin to have to do with me; and because I would not let him, he charged me with this Robbery. Guilty value 10 d. Transportation .

Susan Brockway and Mary Gardner , were indicted for privately stealing three Broad Pieces of Gold, from Joseph Richmond , on the 6th of July last.

Joseph Richmond thus depos'd: About Nine o'Clock on Sunday Night, the Prisoners pickt me up upon London-Bridge. I went with them to the Cross-Key Tavern upon Fish-street-Hill , and there we staid about an Hour. I agreed to give them a Crown apiece, to - to - , not to do them over, but for them to strip naked, and show me some Tricks. And to satisfy them that I had Money enough to be as good as my Word, I took three Broad Pieces and three Shillings out of my Pocket.

Brockway said, as how she supposed it was not right Gold, and so she took a Piece to look upon it, whereas she said it was very good, and gave it me again; and by and by she snatches all the Money out of my Hand, and put into her Bosom, and said, You shall never see it again. I'll keep it, to learn you more Wit;, that another time you may know an honest Woman a Whore; and then Gardner ran round the Table to her, with a Design, as I supposed, to take the Money from her; but I kept my Eye upon them all the while as well as I could, and rang the Bell; and when the Drawer came in, I sent him for a Constable.

The Drawer thus deposed: This Man and the Prisoners coming to our House, I shew'd them into a Ground Room, opposite to the Bar; where they had three Pints of Mountain: After which, upon hearing the Bell, I stept in, and Brockway presently threw down three Shillings, and said, There is your Money, Drawer; but the Man said, he was robbed, and desired me to fetch a Constable, which I did.

The Maid deposed, that she undress'd the two Women, and search'd them in every Part, but - but found no Money about them. The Prisoners then made their Defence: This Man took us to the Tavern, and offered us a Crown apiece to strip ourselves naked, and stew him Postures. He gave Mary Gardner Money to fetch a Penny-worth of Rods, for him to whip us a-cross the Room, and make us good Girls; and then for us to whip him to make him a good Boy: But we told him it was neither a proper Time nor Place for any such thing, for it was Sunday Night, and others might over-look us in the Room we were in, tho' the Curtains were drawn. He bid us look to it; for it should be worse for us, if we would not do as he would have us; and so he called the Drawer, and said, we had got his Money. The Jury acquitted them.

Ann Harwood , alias Church , was indicted for privately stealing 34 Yards of Crape, val. 20 s. in the Shop of Thomas Hanly , on the 6th of July . Guilty Val. 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Isaac Holloway and John Breadstreet , were indicted for stealing three Cheeses , the Goods of John Norris . Guilty . Transportation .

Stephen Dowdell , was indicted for stealing Two Guineas , the Money of Elizabeth Walker . Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Russell , alias Brown , of Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard val 4 l. 10 s. two Silver Salts val. 15 s. two Tea-Spoons, a Pair of Stays, a Suit of Head-Cloaths, and other Things; the Goods of John Farnell , in his Dwelling-House , on the 11th of June .

John Farnell thus deposed; The Prisoner had been two Weeks my Servant ; and on the 11th of June last, she went out, (when my Wife was at Market) under Pretence of fetching some Scowering Oil. My Wife coming home, presently mist the Tankard; and wondring the Maid carry'd so long, she sent one to see for her; but she was not to be found. This increased our Suspicion; and upon farther Search, we mist the other Goods in the Indictment. We saw no more of her till the 10th of this Month, when she was taken at the Angel in Hammer Smith, with my Wife's Stays upon her, and confess'd the whole Charge, and where she had disposed of the Goods; some of which we found according to her Direction; but the Goldsmith to whom she said she sold the Tankard for 45 s. deny'd that he ever had it. Guilty . Death .

William Cole , was indicted for privately stealing a Hat val. 20 s. the Goods of Joseph Bagnal , on the 27th of July . Guilty Val. 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Henly , was indicted for stealing 36 s. the Money of William Bawler , on the 18th of August . Guilty . Transportation .

William Churchill , was indicted for stealing three Brass Cocks val. 12 s. the Goods of Clark and Young , on the 17th of August . Guilty Val. 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Madderin , was indicted for stealing six Aprons. two Smocks, a Suit of Head-Cloaths, a Pair of Ruffles and a Common-Prayer-Book , the Goods of Owen Sweny , on the 6th of July , Guilty Val. 10d. Transportation .

Jane Wilkinson , was indicted for privately stealing six Guineas , the Money of Richard Green , on the 23d of July .

Richard Green thus deposed: Between One and Two in the Morning. I met the Prisoner in Fleetstreet , near Fetter-Lane. I had then thirteen Guineas in my Pocket; she stopt me, whipt her Hand into my Breeches, and when she took it out again, I mist six Guineas: I called the Watch, who took her to the Watch-house. - She at first deny'd she had it, and no body searched her; but afterwards confess'd it.

The Constable thus deposed: My Watchman brought the Prosecutor, with the Prisoner and another Woman, before me. The Prosecutor said they had both pickt his Pocket; but fix'd the Charge upon the Prisoner. - (She has been brought to our Watch house for a Street-Walker before now.) - She deny'd the Matter; and I talk'd of searching her; but the Prosecutor said it would signify nothing, for he did not question but that she had convey'd it away. That Morning we carry'd her before my Lord Mayor; after which, we went into the Vine in Bell-Court in Foster-Lane, and there she confess'd that she had the Guineas in her Mouth all the time that she was in the Watch house.

The Prisoner thus made her Defence: As I was going up Flower-de-Luce Court, I saw a Man and a Woman a jostling together against the Wall, and presently the Man said, You Bitch, you have pickt my Pocket; and seeing me, he ran after me, and said I was a Confederate, and so let the other Woman go. Guilty . Death .

Robert Moulson , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Stockings, the Goods of John Cheslin ; and a Pair of Gloves, the Goods of Elizabeth Fisher . Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Peirce , was indicted for stealing a Woollen Apron, and a Sieve of Currants , the Goods of John Holms , on the 21st of July . Acquitted .

Samuel Street , was indicted for Assaulting, Ravishing, and against her Will, carnally knowing Elizabeth Harvison , Spinster , aged 17 Years, on the 2d of August .

Rebecca Harvison thus deposed: I and this Child of mine being at a Neighbour's House, in Church-Lane, near S. Giles's Church, where the Prisoner lodges, he came in about Seven at Night, took the Child in his Arms, and fell a kissing her. The Child, you may see, is a Dwarf, and an Idiot; and what makes the Misfortune the greater, she wants the Use of her Limbs so much, that she is forced to be carried like an Infant. We afterwards went to an Alehouse, where we left the Prisoner and the Child, and went a little farther: And when we came back, we heard that the Prisoner had taken the Child out with him; but he soon brought her home again, and went away. Then I undress'd her to put her to Bed, and found she was ruin'd, bloody, in a frightful Condition, and, by all Circumstances, had been ravish'd. The next day, the Prisoner confess'd to me, that it was he that did it, but said he was sorry for it, and would make it up; and beg'd me not to send him to Newgate, for that would ruin him. In two or three Weeks after, we found that the Child had the Foul Disease.

Elizabeth Saxby thus deposed: Mrs. Harvison and her Child Betty being at Supper at my House, the Prisoner (who is my Lodger) came in at the same time; and from thence we all went to an Alehouse in Dudley's Court, and my Husband carried the Child. We staid there a little while, and then my Husband and I and Mrs. Harvison went out together, and left the Prisoner and Betty. We return'd in about half an Hour, and were told that he had taken the Child away with him. I went to look for them, and found them by the Wall of S. Giles's Church-yard . The Child cried, and told me the Man had hurt her; and he leaning his Head over her Neck, said, I did not hurt you, my Dear, did I?

A Midwife deposed, that upon Searching the Child, she found that a Man had entred her Body about three Inches, &c.

Anne Hains thus deposed: The Night as the Child was brought to our House, in Dudley Court, I was called in to see her, she being indeed a sort of a strange Sight. They told me, I need not be afraid to look upon her, for her Limbs were as straight as mine; and with that, one of 'em took up her Coats to let me see. I saw nothing that ail'd her at that time, which was about half an Hour before the Prisoner carried her out; but being called to look at her in a little while after he had brought her home, I found a great Alteration: Some Man had certainly abused her.

The Watchman thus deposed: I went in the Morning to apprehend the Prisoner: He was then in Bed. He is a Plaisterer by Trade, and the Apron that he usually works in, was then lying upon the Table, and I saw it was all bloody. Sam. (says I) you must get up and go along with me. He got out of Bed, and I perceived his Shirt was bloody too. When I brought him to Mrs. Harvison, he laid his Hand upon her Shoulder, and said, I have ruined your Child, but I am sorry for it.

- Brignal thus deposed: I was in Company with the Prisoner soon after the Child was injured. His Apron and Shirt was bloody. He confest that he did the Fact, and beg'd me to go and make it up. What a Stomach you must have, says I, to meddle with that Idiot? Why, I would have kiss'd twenty Women, and twenty times twenty, before I would have had any thing to do with such a Creature. Says he, The Devil bewitcht me.

Frances Lepine , Midwife, thus deposed: I search'd the Child two Days after the Injury. I believe a Man had made use of her; but I saw no Signs of the French Disease, nor did the Parts appear to be torn or swell'd.

Christiana Bolton , another Midwife, thus deposed: I examined the Child in two Weeks and two Days after the Hurt was received, and I believe there had been an Attempt, but no Penetration; nor was there then any Symptom of a Foul Distemper. I made use of one Finger, and did not perceive that the Parts were much extended. Two Days after I came again, and then the Passage appeared to be made much wider; and I found a Running upon her.

- Cox, a Surgeon, in behalf of the Prisoner, thus deposed: Being inform'd that the Child had received the Foul Disease, I search'd the Prisoner very strictly in Newgate, on the 17th Day after the Fact was committed, and I found not the least Sign of his having had such a Distemper upon him. Now, I think, a Man could hardly be so perfectly cured in so short a time. I own there may be a Possibility of it, in a very slight Infection; or if the Patient had been under Cure before, and was almost well, at the time that the Fact was committed.

Upon the Whole, the Jury acquitted him of the Felony, and the Court immediately ordered that he should be indicted for a Misdemeanor, which was accordingly done. The Prisoner pleaded Not guilty, and will be try'd next Sessions.

Thomas Williams , was indicted for privately stealing a Pocket with a Suit of Headcloaths, a Handkerchief, and 2 s. &c . the Goods and Money of Dorothy Burkitt , June 16 . Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Munford , was indicted for stealing an Apron, a Pair of Silk Stockings, and a Snuff Box , the Goods of John Trewicks , Aug 5 .

John Trewicks thus deposed: Alexander Hill (with whom I had a small Acquaintance) brought the Prisoner a Visiting to my House one Sunday Night. While she was there, we mist a Snuff Box off the Tea-Table; but thought it improper to take any Notice of it at that time. When the Company was gone. I and my Wife look'd for it diligently, but all to no purpose. She came again in a few days, and then we lost a Pair of Silk Stocking off the Back of a Chair. This gave us a strong Suspicion, and therefore we invited her to Supper another time, on purpose to detect her. She came, and we before-hand had hung an Apron, a Handkerchief, and a Turn-over, upon the Back of a Chair. The Apron was presently mist; we charged her with taking it: She deny'd it stiffly, and we were resolved to search her. Mr. Hill and I went out of the Room, and left her to my Wife and two more young Women; but first we desired the Prisoner and every one else to look narrowly all over the Parlour, to be satisfied that the Apron was not there; which every one did.

The Woman deposed, that the Prisoner stript herself to her Under-Petticoat; and then told them, that her Modesty would not let her go any farther to expose her Nakedness; but they not being satisfy'd with such a Pretence, she lifted up her Petticoat and Smock together. They still insisted upon having the Petticoat quite off. Then she unty'd it, and in stooping down they perceiv'd her to throw something white under the Table: They took it up, and found it to be the Apron.

The Prisoner in her Defence said, that it was all Spight; and that Trewicks told her he'd make it up, if she'd either give him 30 s. or stand stark naked for a Week together at the seven Dials. She called up several Witnesses to speak in her Behalf, and the Prosecutor produced others against her. The Sum of their Evidence on both sides was, That she was a Gentlewoman of very good Repute, was industrious and careful in the Maintenance of her Family; that she had often been entrusted with Goods and Money to a considerable Value, and always preserv'd her Credit without Blemish: But that she was one of the greatest Lyars in Life, an idle, lazy, cheating, pilfering, drunken Puss; that she had three Husbands; and had in general the worst Character that could be given to a Woman. Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Riggals , was indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon value 12 s. the Goods of Euphania Tristam . Acquitted .

Sarah Pimble , was indicted for stealing a Piece of Cambrick value 20 s. a Scarf val. 10 s. &c . the Goods of George Yarrow , July 27 . Guilty 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Wilks , alias Peasly , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Isaac Picard , and stealing from thence three Smocks, a Handkerchief, 4 Yards of Linnen etc . Aug 21 . Guilty of Felony. Transp .

James Clark , was indicted for stealing six Yards of Cloth, val. 3 l. from off the Tenters in the Night , the Goods of Lockwood and Philips Esq s; Aug. 9 . Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

Mary Bennet , alias Tipping , was indicted for stealing a Gown and Petticoat val. 30 s. a Suit of Headcloaths val. 20 s. &c. the Goods of George Minshall , in the House of William Hodges , June 20 .

She was a 2d time indicted for stealing a Gown and Petticoat val. 30 s. a Pair of Stays 20 s. &c. the Goods of Thomas Fidoe , in the House of William Southernwood , April 1 .

She was a 3d time indicted for stealing a Petticoat val. 10 s. &c . the Goods of Francis Porter , June 14 . Guilty of the first and second to the Value of 39 s. and of the last to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Davis , was indicted for stealing a Turn over, two Mobs, and a Necklace , the Goods of William Leach . Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Cumbridge , was indicted for privately stealing from Joseph Needham two Suits of Headcloaths val. 8 l. the Goods of Ann Holland , Aug. 14 .

Joseph Needham deposed to this effect; Mrs. Holland gave me two Suits of Headcloaths to carry to my Wife to clear-starch; and as I was going home thro' Rag-Fair, this Gentlewoman at the Bar pick'd me up, and we went to drink together at the Rose and Crown Alehouse . We staid there about two Hours: She went away before me, and presently after I mist the Goods is out of my Pocket. I was woundy vex'd to think what Account I should give to my Wife when I came home. But howsoever I came to this House again the next day, and made Enquiry after this Woman, and at last I found her.

The Prisoner thus made her Defence: I met this Man, and he told me if I'd go with him, he'd give me a Pint of Twopenny. Why then, says I, let's go to a House that I know, and so I shew'd him the Way to the Rose and Crown, and there we went up Stairs into a Room by ourselves, and both got drunk together. He bid me Half a Crown to do so and so with me; but I did not much care to let him. Why, indeed, my Dear, (says he) I han't got so much Silver about me; but I'll change a Guinea, and if you are afraid of not having the Money, you shall hold these Headcloaths the while for your own Security; and so he pull'd them out of his Pocket, and gave them me: But finding myself a little in for it, as the Saying is, I did not care for staying any longer, and so I went away without my Half-Crown. Acquitted .

Edward Thetford , was indicted for stealing a Bag and 70 l. in Money , the Goods and Money of Thomas Davy , July 1 . Guilty . Transportation .

Edward Dickenson and Isaac Astlin , were indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief val. 6 s. the Goods of Thomas Twedall , July 28 . Guilty value of 10 d. Transportation .

Ann Dixon , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Benjamin Manoroy in the Night, and taking thence a Tea-Kettle val. 6 s. a Saucepan 4 l. and a Brass Pot 16 s. May 20 .

She was a 2d time indicted for breaking and entring the House of John Sikes in the Night, and taking from thence 11 Yards of Cotton and Linnen, val. 12 s. the Goods of Thomas Ewin , April 16 . Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

Mary Temple , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring, &c . the Goods of Walter Angus , Aug. 15 . Guilty . Transportation .

Hannah Daniel , was indicted for stealing a Saucepan, two Plates, a Candlestick, &c . the Goods of Thomas Smith . Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Powell , was indicted for stealing 9 Pair of Crystal buttons, a Necklace, &c . the Goods of Abraham Wather . Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

William Goodwin , was indicted for stealing three Buck-Skins and a Calf's-Skin , the Goods of William Rudshaw . Guilty . Transp .

James Johnson , alias Thomson, alias James of Chiswick , was indicted for privately stealing a Drugget Suit with Silver Buttons, val. 85 s. &c. the Goods of Andrew Cox , in the Warehouse of Thomas Mawson .

He was a 2d time indicted, of Thistleworth , for stealing a Coat and Wastecoat, the Goods of John Tibbets , and a Suit of Cloaths the Goods of John Mills . Guilty of the first Indictment to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. and guilty of the second . Transportation .

Mary Ball , was indicted for stealing a Gown, a Petticoat, a Mantle, &c . the Goods of Thomas Ryman . Acquitted .

Frances Field , Elizabeth Field , and Ann Smith , were indicted for privately stealing a Purse and 23 Guineas, the Money of Edward Stone , from the Person of Edward Stone , July 16 .

Edward Stone thus deposed: About 11 in the Morning, I and the Prisoners took Coach near the Queen's-Head Alehouse in the Minories: I had then 32 l. in my Pocket. We went to Bow together, and there we dined. From thence we drove back to London. Frances Field got out of the Coach, and left us somewhere about the Old-Baily; and from thence we drove to Long-Lane, where I stopt the Coach, and leaving them in it, stept out to buy a Hat and a Pair of Breeches. I did not go out of Sight, before I mist my Gold, which was in a green Purse. I presently taxed them with it. They said, For God's Sake, don't make a Noise, for Frances Field has got it, and she's gone to Islington, and there we found her. Ann Smith in particular told me, that while we were in the Coach together, she saw Frances Field put her Hand two or three times into my Fob, and at last pull out a green Purse with Gold in it.

Thomas Squire thus deposed: I saw Ann Smith take a green Purse with Money in it out of the Prosecutor's Pocket; but they all being acquainted together, I said nothing, because I thought she was only in jest. The Prisoners in their Defence said, the Prosecutor had kept Company with Elizabeth Field three quarters of a Year; that he'd invited them all out, and pretended he'd marry her. They dined at Bow, and there he and Tom. Squire got drunk and lay down upon the Bed to sleep. As we came back he asked Betty Field to go to an Inn, and lie with Night ; and gave her Sister Fanny a Shilling But Betty refusing to do as he would have her D - him we had robb'd him, and he'd swear away, if we would not consent.

Mary Brown deposed, that when the Prosecutor and the Prisoners came to Islington, they were all drunk the was full of Claret, and something else not to be That they were reputed to be as honst Girls as ever liv'd - as to their Fingers; but she could not swear them as to any thing else. Acquitted .

Philip De le Gall , was indicted for the Murder of Richard Broadhurst by giving him with a Sword one mortal Wound near the Right Pap, of the Length of half an Inch, and Depth of eight Inches, on the 23d of July last, the Hour of Eleven, of which he languish'd till same day, and then died . He was a 2d time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for Manslaughter.

John Davis thus deposed: Having a Writ for 20 l. at the Suit of Susanna Crosier against the Prisoner, who dwelt at at a Distiller's the Corner of Mackett's Court in Piccadilly , and the Deceased being my Assistant, I took him with me to the Oxford Arms Alehouse opposite to the Prisoner's Lodgings, in order to execute this Writ. We had not been there long, before we perceived the Prisoner looking out of his Window up one Pair of Stairs; and the Street-Door being open, I sent the Deceased over, and in a few Minutes follow'd myself. When I came to the Stairs-Head, I found him pale and bloody; I took him down, put him into. Coach, and by the Time we came to the End of Gerrard-street, he died, I perceiv'd he had receiv'd two Wounds with a Sword one in the Left side, and a deeper in the Right. I ask'd the Prisoner how he could be so barbarous? And he answer'd, he would have kill'd more of us if he could.

John Smith thus deposed: I had a Warrant against the Prisoner at the Suit of Mrs. Clements for 30 l. and going to execute it, I met Mr. Davis, who I found waited for the same Man. I went to the George Alehouse at the Corner of Mackert's-Court, opposite to the House where the Prisoner lodged. But there being no Room there that commanded the Prisoner's Chamber, I watched the Room of the Oxford Arms, where Davis and his Man were waiting; not doubting, but when they saw an Opportunity of taking the Prisoner, I should see one of them come out, and then I intended to be before-hand with them. But however, Davis's Man stept in before I was aware of him; for the first Suspicion that I had of his being there, was my hearing a Pistol go off; upon which I stept up: I found the Deceased bloody, and the Prisoner walking about in his Wastecoat and Slippers; and perceiving him to have no Weapons in his Hand, I presently arrested him; and in carrying him down Stairs, I met Mr. Davis, who assisted me to get him into the Coach. I asked him how he could kill the Men? and whether his Door was broke open? He said, the Door was not lock'd; but the Deceased coming in without knocking, he took him for a Thief; and if I had been there, he would have serv'd me in the same manner; and ask'd for what he was arrested? I told him for 30 l. To which he answer'd, that he thought it had been for 150 l. and if he had known as much before, he believ'd this had never happen'd. Mr. Moor the Surgeon deposed, that the Deceased had three Wounds; but the only one that he believed mortal, was between the 5th and 6th Rib, and divided the Arteries. The Prisoner then made his Defence.

Mary Souter thus deposed: I was Nurse to Capt. De le Gall's Wife, who at that time was very ill, and in Expectation of wanting the Midwife's Assistance. She was leaning upon the Captain's Arm to support herself, and I was sweeping under the Bed, with my Back to the Door, when I heard a Noise at the Door, and presently it was forced open, (for I had locked it but a few Minutes before.) I turned about, and saw the Deceased in the Room. He asked, if Capt. De le Gall lived there? The Captain ask'd him, what he wanted? The Deceased made no Answer, but stood learning upon his Cane, and looking about the Room. The Captain then told him he believ'd he was a Rogue, and bade him be gone at his Peril; but he not going, the Captain stept back to take up his Sword, and the Deceased ran up with his Cane in his Hand, struck the Captain, and said, G - D - ye, I'll have ye. Then the Deceased closed with him, and threw him down in a Corner of the Room: They got up again; a Pistol lay upon the Chest of Drawers; both of them strove to take it up, and in the Struggle it went off; but did no Harm, except burning the deceased's Shirt. The Captain had his Sword in his Hand, the Deceased ran upon him, collar'd him, dragg'd him to the Door, and endeavour'd to throw him down Stairs; but they both fell, at the Stairs-Head, the Deceased being undermost.

The Prisoner's Son thus deposed: Our Chamber-Door was broke open, the Box of the Lock was almost forced off, and some of the Nails fell into the Room; the Deceased came in and asked for Capt. De le Gall: My Pappa said, What do you want? - Get you gone at your Peril. The Deceased made no Answer, but struck my Pappa with his Cane; my Pappa retreated, and took his Sword off the Table; the Deceased ran upon him, and swore, G - D - me, I'll have you with me; and so he collar'd my Pappa, and threw him down; and seeing a Pistol on the Drawers, the Deceased dragg'd him thither, and endeavour'd to take it up; my Pappa strove to hinder him, and in the Struggle it went off. Then he hauled my Pappa to the Door, and they both fell down together.

Two or three other Witnesses were produced, who gave an Account, that there was a Lock on the Door, and a Bolt in the Lock; but that the Bolt was defective, and therefore the Door was usually kept lock'd; and that the Nails of the Lock were forced out, and found upon the Floor; and that those Nails produced in Court were the same. It appearing to the Jury, that the Deceased was no Officer, that he had no Authority to execute the Process in the Absence of the Officer, that he never did declare or tell the Purpose of his coming, and that he struck and abus'd the Prisoner, they found him guilty of Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .

Hannah Allen , was indicted for stealing a Sheet and four Plates , the Goods of Samuel Green . Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Walker , was indicted for stealing a Gown, a Hood, three Aprons, a Pair of Bodice, Ruffles, &c. the Goods of James Baldwin ; a Shirt, the Goods of Thomas Pinks ; and a Pair of Scales, the Goods of Peter Watkins , April 3 . Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Cornish , of Shoreditch , was indicted for privately stealing a Tobacco-Box, and 12 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Sam. Wilkinson , July 3 .

Sam. Wilkinson thus deposed: About Ten at Night I met the Prisoner in Shoreditch , and ask'd her to help me to a Lodging. She carry'd me to her Room; I went to Bed, and gave her a Shilling to fetch some Drink. I had 12 s. then left in my Tobacco-Box, which I put under my Pillow. She went out two or three times; there was no persuading her to come to Bed to me, and so I got up again about Two o'Clock in the Morning, and feeling for my Box, it was gone. I charged her with taking it, and sent for a Constable. She deny'd it at first, but afterwards own d that she had it, and that she gave part of it to a Soldier to stand by her. She offer'd me Half a Crown to make it up.

The Prisoner thus made her Defence: The Prosecutor desired me to help him to a Lodging: I brought him to my Landlady's; but she having no Bed to spare, he would go into mine. I desired him to get out; but he said there was Room enough for him and me too: Whereupon I left him, and went and sat at a Neighbour's House, in hopes he would be gone. And so finding that I would not do as he would have me, he got up and charged me with this Fact. Acquitted .

Thomas Jackson and Thomas Massy , of Chiswick , were indicted for stealing an Ivory Snuff-Box val. 4 d. three Ounces of Isinglass val. 8 d. 20 Yards of Ribbon val. 20 d. and 1090 Glass Beads waxed, val. 28 s. 6 d. the Goods of David Ball , July 22 . Guilty . Transportation .

James Cliff and John Price , alias Van Tromp alias the Mad Sailor , of S. James's Westminster , were indicted for breaking and entring the Dwelling House of the most Noble Peregrine Duke of Leedes , and stealing from thence a Pewter Salt-Seller val. 3 d. a Cloak val. 10 s. and a Hat val. 6 s. the Goods of Fredrick Neuf , on the 11th of August , about the Hour of Ten at Night .

John Best thus deposed: I am Servant to the Duchess of Leedes. Between Nine and Ten at Night, as her Grace was at Supper in the Back-Parlour, (at her House in Pall-mall ) I heard a little Noise in the Fore-Parlour, where I had left the Candle burning: I stept in and saw Cliff standing there. He presently got out of the Sash-Window, and I after him; for the Sash was then thrown up; but it was shut close but a little before. I cry'd, Stop Thief; and in pursuing him, this Cloak was taken up.

Richard Jarvis thus deposed: I struck Cliff as he was running, and this Pewter Salt-Seller fell from him at the same time. I took it up, and he got from me; but was quickly stopt by another. He was carry'd before Justice Ellis, and there made a Confession, (which was read in Court) that himself and Price, and William Sparks , (not yet taken) having stole a Hat and a Coat out of an Alehouse, they went together to the Duchess of Leedes's. They look'd thro' the Window next Pall-mall, and seeing a Candle in the Room, and no Person there, Price lifted up the Sash, and himself ( James Cliff ) went in and gave out some of the Goods to'em. It appear'd the Price escaped at this time; but upon this Confession, a Search was made after him, and in two or three Days he was apprehended.

James Scot thus deposed: I took Price near Southampton-street about Nine at Night. He offer'd me all the Money that he had to let him go, and said that he was not accessary any farther than in opening the Window; but that none but Cliff went in.

Benjamin Bealing , Constable, thus deposed: That in his own House, he heard Price say, that he was in Company with Cliff and Sparks at the Duchess of Leedes's Window when they were consulting to rob the House; but that he advised them to the contrary; which they not approving left them.

Henry Fidoe , the Beadle, deposed: That in Bealing's House he heard Price say, that he was with the other two at the Window, but did not go into the House himself; and also persuaded them against it.

Cliff said nothing in his own Defence; and Price no more than that he saw Cliff and Sparks at the Duchess's Rails, and only spoke to them as he past by; but did not know what they were about. The Jury found them both guilty . Death .

Edward Stevens and Matth.ew Mollineux , were indicted for stealing 12 lb of Lead , the Goods of Edward Horseman , on the 1st of July . Acquitted .

Jane Paris , was indicted for stealing three Sheets, and a Table-Cloth , the Goods of John Burgess , on the 1 st of August . Guilty Val. 10 d. Transportation .

Daniel Rany and Roger Wheeler , were indicted for stealing a Shirt, three Napkins, and a Candlestick , the Goods of James Nugent , on the 3d of August . Acquitted .

Thomas Woldridge , of Holborn , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Elizabeth Fell , on the 28th of June last, about the Hour of Twelve at Night, with an Intent to steal the Goods of the said Elizabeth Fell .

Daniel Brooks , thus deposed: I am Servant to Mrs. Fell; and my Lodging is in her Garret. I went up Stairs about Ten o'Clock at Night, made the Door of my Garret fast, and so went to Bed, and soon fell asleep. About Midnight (as I afterward found it was) I was waked by the creaking of my Chest, which stood by the Bed-Side. - Who's there? says I. - No body answer'd. - I jumpt out of Bed, and laid hold of a Man. Who are ye? says I; but not a Word would he speak. - I beat him about as well as I could. He still remain'd Silent, and made no Resistance. I was wondring at it, when, all on a sudden, he cut me across the Face with this Pocket Knife. The Stroke I believed was aim'd at my Throat, but luckily mist it. The Blood ran into my Mouth, and almost strangled me. However, I held him fast, got to the Window, and called the Watch, who quickly came to my Assistance, being let in by some of the Family, whom the Disturbance had by this alarm'd. When the Light came, I was surprized that the Man that had treated me thus, was the Prisoner; for I knew him very well, he having, not long since, been a Fellow-Servant with me in this very House; which makes me think that his not speaking, was for fear his Tongue should betray him. His Penknife was found hard by my Chest; which, I fancy, he was feeling for when he made no Resistance; but not finding it, I suppose he took the other (that he cut me with) out of his Pocket.

Mary Crouch , thus deposed: I went with the Watchmen, according to the Prisoner's Directions, to fetch his Hat and Wig, which he had left by the Common-Sewer that is betwixt our Warehouse (as we call it) and Workhouse; and by that Means we discover'd the Way by which he got into the House. Mrs. Fell's Business is boiling of Tripe ; and in that Place called the Warehouse, we put Offal and odd Things of little Value. There is an open Place over the Door of this Warehouse, at which a Man may easily get in. There had been wooden Rails nail'd across; but I can't be sure whether they were broke down that Night as the Prisoner enter'd, or any time before. This, however, I take to be the Place of his Entrance. Then going a cross the Common-Sewer, he comes to the Workhouse, which has two Folding-Doors; and whether these were fasten'd or not, I cannot be certain. The next is the Kitchen-Door; and this has a Light over it almost like the Warehouse Door; at which we presume he enter'd, by the greasy Marks of his Shooes upon the Dresser; and that Grease is another Sign that he came thro' the Warehouse. From the Kitchen he must go up Three Pair of Stairs to the Garret; but how he got in at that Door, I cannot tell.

The Prisoner thus made his Defence: I ask'd Brooks to let me lie with him that Night, and he told me I might if I would. I happen'd to be in Company with some Friends at an Alehouse a pretty way off, and they kept me till Twelve at Night. I came directly from them to Mrs. Fell's, and knock'd at the Door, and Brooks himself came down and let me in. I was got a little in Drink, and some Words passing betwixt us, it occasion'd a Quarrel.

All this was positively contradicted by Brooks; and he continued to assert, that he made his Garret fast about Ten o'Clock, just before he went to Bed, and knew nothing of its being open'd again, till he found the Prisoner at his Chest. To which other Witnesses added, that they saw the Prisoner sauntring about Mr. Fell's House, from the Time her Family went to Bed, till almost Midnight: Besides which, were repeated the Circumstances of his Hat and Wig, and the greasy Marks of a Man's Shooes upon the Dresser. Guilty . Death .

Philip Bevon , was indicted for stealing four Silver Spoons val. 40 s. a Coat, and 16 s. in Money, the Goods and Money of James Gardener , in the House of James Gardener , July 16 . Guilty Val. 39 s. Transportation .

Charles Herrickson and Andrew Anderson , were indicted for stealing 48 Yards of Fustian val. 3 l. 10 s. the Goods of Schewin Witte ; and a Kettle, the Goods of Richard Harrison , on the 1st of August . Acquitted .

Sarah Knight , was indicted for stealing nine Yards of Stuff , the Goods of Henry Wildy . Guilty 10 d. Transp .

Elizabeth White , was indicted for stealing ten Yards of Printed Linnen , the Goods of Joseph Ingram , on the 30th of July . Guilty to the val. of 4 s. 10 d Transp .

William Grey , of Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing (in Company with James Tisdal not yet taken) 60 Pair of Stockings, val. 15 l. in the Shop of Frances Sanders , July 27 . And

Elizabeth White was indicted for receiving the said Goods, knowing them to be stoln.

Frances Sanders thus deposed: I keep a Shop in Church-Row, by Aldgate , but my Dwelling house is in another Place. I and my Daughter ( Sarah Nichols ) were called up about Midnight, and found my Shop broke open, and sixty Pair of Stockings taken away.

Sarah Nichols deposed the same, and both swore to the Bundle of Stockings produced in Court, there still being their Marks upon them.

Elizabeth Jones thus deposed: Elizabeth White offered me a Parcel of these Stockings to sell. She ask'd me 4 s. a Pair, and presently fell to 2 s. and said, if I would give that, she would fetch the whole Bundle, and the Man that own'd them. This made me believe that she did not come honestly by them; and therefore I desired her to go for the rest, but to bring them as privately as she could. In the mean time I sent for a Constable; but White, and the other Prisoner Grey, with a great Bundle of Stockings, were with me before him. In order to detain them till the Constable came, I made them tell over the Stockings, set down the Prices separately, and then cast them up. The Men's he allow'd at 2 s. Boys at 6 d. and Childrens at 3 d. At these Prices they came to 4 l. 16 s. in all. I told them they must abate the odd 16 s. but Grey said he could not afford it. You can if you will, says I. But who do they belong to? Perhaps I may come into Trouble about them. There is no Fear of that, says Grey, the Goods are mine, and I will bear you Harmless. By this time, my Husband and the Constable came in. Grey look'd very shy upon them, and whisper'd me to take the Goods at my own Price, and let him go But we secured them both.

Robert Smith deposed, that about Eleven o'Clock on Tuesday Night, he and Grey, and one Tisdale, broke open Mrs. Sanders's Shop, and took away these Goods.

Grey, in his Defence, said that he had the Stockings from Robert Smith . Elizabeth White, in her Defence said, that Grey and Templeman brought the Goods to her to sell for them, when she was drunk, and knew not what she did. Both Guilty . Grey Death , and White Transportation .

Thomas Templeman was indicted, for that whereas William Grey and James Tisdale did privately steal sixty Pair of Stockings, in the Shop of Frances Sanders , he, the said Templeman, did receive the same, knowing them to be stoln . Acquitted .

Jane Blake , (Sister to Blake, alias Blueskin, of Enterprizing Memory) was indicted for privately stealing, in the Shop of John Billers and Comp . 12 Yards of Callico, val. 36 s. d August 3d

Edward and Joseph Clarv thus deposed: The Prisoner lived Servant in a Coffee-house over against us. She was often in our Shop. The Callico was mist one Friday Morning; and hearing that she was suddenly gone from her Place, we suspected her, went to her Lodgings, and there found it.

The Girl had a pretty good Character while she was 'Prentice to Mr.Wilford in Alhallows-Lane, and since she was in Service at this Coffee-house, till the Commission of his Fact. Guilty val. 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth alias Mabell Careless , of Bishopsgate , was indicted for privately stealing 20 lb of Thread, val. 50 s. the Goods of Thomas Caney , in the Shop of Thomas Freeman , July 16 . Acquitted .

Elizabeth Dudley , was indicted for stealing 19 s. the Money of Henry Bailis , July 21 Guilty 10 d. Whipt .

Sarah Partridge was indicted for stealing a Shirt , the Goods of William Miles . Guilty val. 10 d. Trans .

Magdalen Gainer was indicted for stealing an Iron Fender and a Petticoat , the Goods of Richard Gladhall . Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

Joseph Harrison and Edward Jones , were indicted for privately stealing, in the Warehouse of William Bland , a bundle of Cork val. 10 s. and Nine Iron Bars, val. 36 s. July 31 . Guilty each 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

John Little , of Stepney , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Mary Rans , and stealing from thence a Gown val. 4 l. a Velvet Scarf val 40 s. a Gown val 10 s. Ten Napkins val. 10 s. a Table Cloth val. 2 s. a Suit of Headcloths val. 6 s. 240 Wig Cauls val. 6 l. the Goods of Mary Rans, and a Camlet Ridinghood, the Goods of John Damask , on the 13th of June last, about the Hour of 12 at Night . And.

John Little, was a 2d time indicted, with Elizabeth his Wife , for breaking and entring the House of Thomas Hedges , and taking from thence night Shirts val 3 l. Four Smocks val. 25 s. and one Handkerchief, the Goods of Thomas Hedges, on the 26th of June last, about the Hour of Twelve at Night . And

Susan Belcher , alias Kempster, alias Fowell , was indicted for receiving the same, knowing them to be stoln .

John Little, of Shadwell , was a 3d time indicted for breaking and entring the House of John Dear , and taking from thence a Quilt val. 25 s. a Hat val. 5 s. and a Petticoat val. 6 d. the Goods of John Dear , on the 20th of June last, about the Hour of two in the Night .

Mary Rans thus deposed: On the 15th of June I went to Bed about Twelve, and left all my Doors and Windows fast. I was called up about four, and found my House broke open; two Panes of Glass were taken out of the front Window, and six in the middle Windows, which had Shutters without Side and within; but both were broke open, and the Goods in the Indictment taken away. Not long ago, John Everet came to my House, and told me, if I would apply to one John Bewle in New Prison, I might hear of my Goods again. I went: Bewle ask'd me if I had lost such Goods, and could swear to them; and then told me, that he had sold them to Susan Belcher.

Sarah Lear thus deposed: About ten Weeks ago, I went to Bed about Eleven, and left all fast. I was called up again about Two, and found my House broke open, the middle Shutter taken down, and the Sash thrown up. I then lost this Quilt, a Hat, and Petticoat; and recovered it again by the Means of Bewle, who directed John Everet and Quilt Arnold where to fetch it.

John Hedges thus deposed: On the 26th of June, between Ten and Eleven at Night, I made all fast, and went to Bed; and rising about Five next Morning, I found both the outer and inner Doors of my Cellar broke open; and that several Shirts, Smocks, a Handkerchief, and other things, were lost out of a Tub of Water; some of which I got again by the Instructions of Bewle.

John Bewle thus deposed: I have known Jack Little about three Months: My first Acquaintance with him was by means of his Wife Betty, for I have known her longer. Jack, (says she to me one Wednesday) I know a young Fellow that wants a Companion to go a House-breaking with: Do ye, says I? Why then I am his Man. Let me see him. She soon brought us together. We presently struck a Bargain, and broke open 2 or 3 Houses that very Night. On the Friday Night following, betwixt 11 and 12, we entred the House of Mr. Rans, over against the Sugar-Loaf in Virginia-Street . I remember there was double Shutters to the Windows. I hoisted Jack Little upon my Shoulder; he took out several Panes of Glass, and so opened the shutters, went in, and took out the Goods. There was two Gowns, a Velvet Scarf, several Dozens of Wig Cauls, and other things. About a Week after we broke open Mr. Dear's House in Gravel-Lane about One in the Morning. We cut away with a Hatcher, the Runner so far, that one of the Shutters fell upon my Head, and had like to have killed me. We only took a Quilt, a Hat, and a Petticoat from thence; for the Watch coming their Rounds, prevented us. The next Week we broke open Hedgers's House about Midnight, and took, Linnen out of a Tub of Water. The Linnen, the Cauls; and most of the other things we sold to Mother Belcher, who very well knew how we came by them.

Belcher, in her Defence, deny d that she ever bought any thing of either Little or Bewle; but said, that Bewle had own'd that he sold those Goods to one Roger. In Answer to which. Bewle did not deny but that he had sold some things to Roper; but insisted upon it, that he sold the greatest Part to the Prisoner Belcher.

John Little, in his Defence, said, that he never had any Acquaintance with Bewle. But this was proved otherwise by Quilt Arnold and John Everet .

Quilt Arnold thus deposed: While Bewle was in New-Prison, I and Everet found these two Pick-lock Keys upon him; and he expecting to be made an Evidence against Little, desired us to go and take him in Ratcliff. Bewle's Wife (with a Child in her Arms) went with us to set him. And as soon as we had taken him, he said, he was sorry that he did not kill Bewle's Wife and Child, for his Life was gone, now Bewle was made an Evidence.

John Everet thus deposed: When we took Little, he would fain have got away, but we brought him to New-Prison; and as soon as he saw Bewle there, he (the Prisoner) said to him, I little thought, Jack Bewle, that you would have served me so. We took this Handkerchief upon Elizabeth Little 's Neck. It is that that was stoln from Mr. Hedges.

Elizabeth Little , in her Defence said, that she had it from Bewles's Wife. John Little was found Guilty of all the three Indictments . Death . Susan Belcher was found Guilty of the two Indictments for Receiving . Transportation . But Elizabeth Little being under the Influence and Direction of her Husband, was Acquitted .

Patience Jennings , was indicted for stealing a Tea Kettle , the Goods of Richard Potter , March 12 . Acquitted .

John Barns , was indicted for stealing a Coat , the Goods of Thomas Panton . Acquitted .

Anne Walker , alias Swaris , was indicted for stealing a Smock, three Sheets, and a Riding Hood , the Goods of Adam Hale ; to which she pleaded Guilty . Transportation .

Figdure Abrahams , (a Jew) was indicted for stealing 6 lb. of Bohea Tea, val 3 l. the Goods of Joseph and Emanuel Abrahams , in their Dwelling-House . Acquitted .

John England , and Sarah his Wife , alias Sarah Smith , were indicted for stealing three Curtains, a Pair of Sheets, a Looking-Glass, two Plates, &c . the Goods of Joseph Gatfield , July 29 . John England was found Guilty . Transportation . But his Wife acting by the Consent, and under the Authority of her Husband, the Jury acquitted her.

Anne Harrington , was indicted for stealing a Sheet, a Curtain, and a Pillowbier . Acquitted .

Hester Gregory , Wife of John Gregory , and Hester Gregory , Spinster , of S. Mary Woolnoth , were indicted for a Conspiracy against John Cockerell , a Gentleman of 1400 l. per Ann. For that they (together with John Smith ) did induce and persuade the said John Cockerell to marry Abigail Cole , a Person whom they pretended was a Lady that had an Estate of 1000 l. per Ann in Barbadoes; when they well knew that she was a Person of ill Fame, and of no Fortune, to the great Disparagement of the said John Cockerell, to the great Discomposure of his Mind, and in order to lessen his Estate and Substance, &c . on the 6th of May last.

John Cockerell deposed to this Effect: About the Middle of April last. I went to the House of Mrs. Eccleton in Lombard street , to speak with her Mother Mrs. Gregory, (the Elder of the Defendants.) My Business with her was to demand a Debt that was due to me. She told me, that she was then unprovided to answer my Demand; but that however, she had something to propose to me that might be very much to my Advantage. - Sir, (continued she) are you disposed for Matrimony? Do you want a good Wife with a great Fortune? If you do, I can introduce you to a very agreeable young Lady that is lately come from Barbadoes. She has a vast Plantation there, with a Hundred Negroes upon it: Her Estate is worth 1000 or 1100 l. a Year. She likes England so well, that she's resolved to live here and marry, if she can meet with a Gentleman of a suitable Fortune. Why, really Madam, (says I) provided Things are as you represent them, - I can't say that I have any Aversion to Marriage; - I would willingly have an Heir. - But - a - Madam, - are you sure that this Lady is indeed worth so much as you speak of? Am I sure, Sir? (says Mrs. Gregory again) - Yes. I am sure; I had it from Mr. Smith himself, and he manages all her Affairs. - You know Mr. Smith, he lives at my Cousin Tryon's; - He's worth 300 l. a Year; he lives in very good Credit; and you can't think that such a Man as he would impose upon any body. This Discourse was only betwixt me and Mrs. Gregory. It ran very much in my Mind all that Night; and next day I came to Mrs. Eccleton's again, and then I found there not only Mrs. Gregory, but her Daughter Miss Gregory, (the other Defendant) and the aforesaid John Smith. Our chief Talk was upon the same Subject as before; and Mr. Smith assured me, that what Mrs. Gregory had told me of this Lady's Fortune, was all true. I was very desirous of coming into this pretended Lady's Company, and beg'd them to let me know when and where I should enjoy that Favour. They promis'd to make Enquiry, and send me Word. We parted, and the next day, being Sunday, a Letter was brought me, (as I suppose from Miss Gregory) appointing me to come that evening to Mrs. Eales's in Ely-Court in Holborn, where I might see this Berbadias Lady. I want accordingly. and found her drinking Tea with the two Defendants. She was dress'd in a rich Brocade, with a Gold Watch and Diamond Pendants. The Conversation turn'd up on this Lady's Plantation Miss Gregory then said, (as her Mother had said before) that Mrs. Cole was worth at least 1000 l. a Year, and had 100 Negroes. I then mention'd the Name of an Attorney of my Acquaintance, and ask'd the Counterfeit Lady if she knew him? No, Sir, says she, I can't say that I have any Personal Knowledge of the Gentleman, but I have heard of his Name. Then pray, Madam, (says I) how long may you have had this Plantation? About three Years, Sir, said she, And, Dear Madam, if I may be so bold, how - a - might you at first come into the Possession of this Plantation? - Why, Sir, (say she) it was left me by my own Brother. Of all my Relations, I have only one Sister living: She's about 9 Years old; - but such a poor sickly thing - My Uncle left her 1500 l. which will be mine if I survive her. With such like Discourse we pass'd away the Time, till the Company broke up. Next Morning, I went to Miss Gregory, to enquire how the Lady liked me. O! Mr. Cockerell, (says she) you are certainly the most fortunate Man living. - I believe, o'my Conscience, you have bewitched the Lady. - She's so Charm'd! So Captivated! - She no sooner saw you, than she felt your Power. There was something in you so engaging! so irresistible! that you immediately gain'd a perfect Conquest. - Her Heart! her Soul! her Fortune! all is yours! - Look ye, Miss Gregory as to the Lady's Heart, I am under no Apprehensions of being deceived; but me. thinks the Report of her Fortune wants a little Confirmation. Well, says she, you are the strangest Man! so incredulous! - I thought Mr. Smith had satisfy'd you: But if he that has the Management of all her Affairs cannot, I don't know how I should. Well! I went to Mr. Smith to talk with him seriously about it. Sir, says I, let me beg you to be ingenuous, - Has Mrs. Cole really got so good a Fortune as is reported? Why, I'll tell you, Sir, says he, since you press me so closely; she has not quite so much: Fame is apt to be a little extravagant; Eighty Negroes is the outside, and her Annual Income is no more than between 7 and 800 l. Upon this Fall of at least 200 l. a Year, and 20 Negroes, I returns to Miss Gregory, and tells her of it. Laud! says she, don't you perceive the Trick? 'Tis all an Artifice of Mr. Smith: He designs to try for the Lady himself. She told me but this day, that he had really made some Tenders of Service to her; and 'us no wonder then if he endeavours to lessen your Opinion of her. I know indeed that at present she prefers you to him, tho' you are in the Sixty sixth Year of your Age; but yet if she finds you neglect her, Mr. Smith may chance to supplant you. Therefore, if you design to pursue the Amour, be quick! dispatch! the sooner the better. Then I desired Miss Gregory to ask this Lady if she was willing to be marry'd next day; and she brought me Word, Yes: And Preparation was made accordingly. As we were going in the Coach, I said to the Sham Lady, Madam, - don't deceive me; - Have you really such a Plantation? She told me she had. In short, we were marry'd, went to Bed together at Night, and - a - I need say nothing about throwing the Stocking. The next day, after Dinner, I went out, and at my Return I found my Barbadian in Company with another Woman. I think, Sir, (says this pretended Lady of mine) that it's now high time to undeciive you: - I don't question but that you think you have marry'd a rich Lady of Barbadoes; when, indeed, you are quite mistaken. Mistaken! (says I in a great Surprize) Why, pray Madam, what are ye? I am now your Wife, says she; but before you made me so I was Mrs. Eccleton's Maid; and this is my Mother, a good honest Woman, tho' she keeps a Chandler's Shop. Mercy on me! says I, what have I done? Done? says she, Why you have marry'd Abigail Cole. Away went I to Mrs. Gregory: I wonder, Madam, says I, how you could be guilty of so vile an Action, as thus to impose upon a Man that has always been your Friend? What could induce you to so much Wickedness? Lord, Mr. Cockerell, says she, what do you mean? I believe you have got a very suitable Wife: she had no great Fortune indeed; but she may save you one by her good Management: You had Money enough before; you only wanted an Heir to enjoy it, and in due time she may bring you one. Thus far the Plaintiff.

And in order to prove his Wife (according to the Indictment) to have been a Woman of Ill Fame, &c. his Counsel called Abigail Holms , who deposed, that Mrs. Cockerell had been Cook-Maid at Mr. Eccleton's, and that her Father was a Soldier, and a Pensioner in Chelsea-College. To answer this, by proving her to be a Woman of a Vertuous Character, the Counsel for the Defendants call'd Thomas Fog , who thus deposed: I live at Mr. Eccleton's the Sadlers. The Morning after the Wedding, I heard Mr. Cockerell say to my Master, I am sure my Wife was a Maid. And then, (says my Master) I am sure that you have been dabbling. - As for the Management in bringing this Wedding about, I have heard Mrs. Gregory and the rest of our People say, that at first they only talked of it in a Banter, and little thought of bringing it to any thing; but when they saw that Mr. Cockerell was so quickly in Love, they carried on the Jest, till he was married in Earnest.

Mrs. Eccleton thus deposed, Mr.Cockerell has sworn that he came to my Mother on Account of a Debt; I dont know that my Mother owes him a Shilling; but I am sure that he came very Often upon another Account. I believe I may safely swear, that he had teiz'd my Mother 500 times to help him to a Wife: I myself have recommended him to at least 20 Women, all whom he left when he found their fortunes fell short of his Expectation. He was so continually importuning us to introduce him to Ladies, that at last we contrived to get rid of him, by dressing up my Maid in a young Lady's Apparel, and recommending her to him for a Barbadoes fortune, and the Plot succeeded beyond Expectation. I believe she's as modest a Woman as ever lived: Nor is she any thing below him, on account of her Father's being a Soldier, for his Father served in the same Quality under Oliver Cromwell . The Monday after his Wedding, he came to me, and told me he was Bit. Bit? says I, What a Man or your Years, and so well acquainted with the Town too? 'Tis very strange! Well, says he, 'twas my own Fault, I was a rash Old Fool; I can blame nobody but myself. But I should have bit her, if she had been so Rich as I expected; for I have made over all my Estate to my Brother's Son, except 130 l. a Year, a Third of which is all that she can come in for, I can't tell whether he did this before Marriage or since; but he desired both me and my Sister (the Defendant) to persuade his Wife to consent to a Divorce, upon Condition of his allowing her a handsome Reward. I told him I thought no Woman would be so much a Fool, as to swear herself to be a Whore, and so to lose her Husband for a little Money. Sh o, says he, there is no occasion for all that. I can manage it a much better way, if you can but get her to comply; I'll provide a Pre-Contracts betwixt me and another Lady, and get Witnesses to swear it.

Anne Tea thus depos'd: Mr. Cockerell, after the Wedding, came to my Mistress Eccleton's, appear'd very well pleas'd, and ask'd for Mrs. Gregory; but as soon as she came to him, he charg'd a Constable with her. She desired a little time to dress herself; but he took her by the Shoulders, and would have thrown her down Stairs, if he had not been prevented. - heard him say, that the Reason why he was in such a Hurry to be married, without making any farther enquiry about the Woman's Estate, was, for fear she should Enquire after his Estate and his Character.

Mr. Singleton thus deposed: On Thursday Morning, which was the Wedding-Day, Mr. Cockerell telling me what a great Fortune he was going to marry, I bid him take Care that he was not bit. Bit! says he, No no, I'm too old for that, they must have good Luck that can bite me. And are you really certain, says I, as to the Money: Ay, ay (says he) I am very well satisfied. Mr. Hammond deposed, that after the Wedding, Mr. Cockerell told him he was very well satisfied with his Bride.

The Court having summ'd up the Evidence, and the Pleading of the Counsel on both sides, (the last of which we have not Room to insert) observed to the Jury, that the Marriage Vow of the Plaintiff over-turn'd the whole Indictment, for in that he had acknowledged, that he did not depend upon the Report of her Fortune, when in a most solemn manner he protest that he took her for Richer for Poorer. - That he took her (not for the Sake of a Barbadoes Plantation) but to live with her after God's Ordinance; that is, for the Procreation of Children, and for the mutual Society and Help of each other. The Jury acquitted the Defendants.

George English , (a Boy ) was indicted for stealing 25 Bobbins, and 60 lb. of Silk, val. 5 l. the Goods of John Partan , in the House of Stephen Sydenham ; and

Elizabeth English , (his Mother) for receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen . Elizabeth was acquitted , and George found Guilty to the val. of 10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Stubbs , was indicted for stealing 5 Bobbins, and 26 Ounces of Silk , the Goods of Thomas Hophny . Acquitted .

Mary Jones , was indicted for stealing 2 Table-Cloths , the Goods of James Dutton . Acquitted .

Isaac Holloway , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of John Duncomb , and taking thence a Coat, val. 14 s. &c. on the 3d of May in the Night . Acquitted .

Richard Brecknell , (a Watchman ) was indicted for stealing 2 Smocks, a Shirt, 4 Pair of Stockings, a Gown, &c . the Goods of John Rawlins . Guilty . Transportation .

Mary Miller , was indicted for privately stealing, from Joseph Forward , a Half Broadpiece, and Two-Pence , Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Savage , alias Baily , was indicted for privately stealing from William Smith , 19 Guineas, 3 Broadpieces and a Half; two Moidores, and a Shilling, the Money of Thomas Allen , and 7 Guineas, a Canvas Bag, and a Silk Handkerchief, the Goods and Money of William Smith . Win. Smith thus deposed: Between 11 and 12 o'Clock on Tuesday Night, July 21. I was got drunk, and fell asleep upon a Bulk near Widegate-Alley in Bishopsgate-Street ; I had then 34 l. 1 s. 6 d. in my Coat Pocket, it was ty'd in a Bag, and the Bag wrapt in this Handkerchief; but when I waked, it was all gone. The Prisoner being seen, the next day, with a great deal of Money, she was examined, and this Handkerchief found upon her. Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

William Field , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in receiving Goods that were stoln by Persons unknown, he knowing them to be stoln . Guilty . Fined 20 Marks , and to suffer 12 Months Imprisonment . He was an old Offender, and had been an Evidence against Sheppard and Blueskin.

Mary Pierce , was indicted for stealing a Coat , the Goods of Henry Mulzer . Guilty 10 d. Transportation .

William Thomson , was indicted for stealing a Gown and Petticoat, a Common-Prayer-Book, &c . the Goods of Daniel Smith . Aquitted .

John Pritchard , was indicted for that he, with William West , not yet taken, did assault, ravish and against her Will, carnally know Sarah Tate July 6 . Sarah Tate thus deposed: I had been a Hay-making at Hammersmith and in the Evening coming Home from thence to Kensington, where my Master lived, Will. West took my Fork from me, and went into the Wheatsheaf at Kensington ; and I followed him to get it again. The Prisoner came in after us, and there they kept me till it was late; and then West said he would go home with me, When we came in to Lobb's Field, he threw me down, and was at the Point of Ravishing me. He had just made an Entrance into my - my - Body; when the Prisoner came up, and seeming to be very angry with him, he went no farther at that time. Then the Prisoner offered to bear me Company; and he appearing to be the civiler Man, I was willing to let him. Will. West followed us; and when we came to a private Place, he threw me down and committed a Rape upon me; and as soon as he got off, the Prisoner came on and ravished me again. They made me in such a frightful Condition, that you would have bless'd yourself to have seen me. The Blood gush'd out of my Nose, and ran into my Mouth, as I lay upon my Back; so that I had like to have been strangled with it. I was all over bloody, from Head to Foot, both within and without - I was in such an Agony! - I struggled and strove, and did all that a Woman could do, till I was quite spent. I was just ready to die away: And at last they took me up, and went home with me to my Master's, and there they left me about Midnight. My Mistress came down in the dark and let me in; the next Morning I told her how I had been abused. The Prisoner, in his Defence, called several Witnesses, who deposed, that Sarah Tate and Will. West had been, that Evening, at several Alehouses together in and about Kensington: That she appointed to meet him in Emerson's Field: That there are Houses all the Way betwixt the Wheatsheaf (near the Church) and her Master Lockwood's House (near Kensington-Square:) So that she had no Occasion to go with a Man, a private round-about Way over the Fields, for fear of being ravished in the Publick Street. Acquitted .

Henry Norris , of Fulham , Gent . was indicted for the Murder of Henry Goddard , by giving him with a Sword one mortal Wound of the Depth of 12 Inches, on the 14th of July last, of which he languished till the next day, and then died . He was a 2d time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for Manslaughter.

Joseph Smith thus deposed: I keep an Alehouse at Hammersmith . Mr. Norris and Mr. Goddard being just come into my House, were walking together in the Kitchen. I heard Mr. Goddard say, Sirrah, your Father would not have serv'd me so, nor shall you. Then they whisper'd and went out. Mr. Norris return'd in 7 or 8 Minutes, with his Finger upon his Wound, and asked for a Surgeon for himself and the Deceased; for (says he) I believe I have done his business.

The Surgeon deposed, that the Sword entred in the Left Side of the lower Belly, cut the Guts in two Places, and was mortal.

The Prisoner in his Defence said, The Deceased was to have done a little Business for me, but had neglected it. I spoke to him about it; he return'd me abusive Language, at which I only smiled. This happen'd to enrage him more, than if I had answer'd in his own manner. He walk'd out a-doors, came to the Back-Window, and call'd me to him. I went round, saw him before me, and follow'd. When I came to him, he drew upon me, and said. If I would not draw too, he'd kill me. Mr. Westcomb thus deposed: Some Words passing betwixt the Deceased and Mr. Norris, the Deceased went out and call'd him to the Window. They whisper'd, and Mr. Norris went to him. Edward Miller thus deposed: The Deceased being put to Bed after he was wounded, I ask'd him how he did? He answer'd, He has kill'd me: But if I was well again, I would soon be reveng'd, - I would engage in the same Affair directly. Guilty of Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .

Joseph Lee , was indicted for stealing 4 lb. of Pewter , the Goods of Joseph Casimer . Guilty 10 d. Transp .

Mary Anderson , was indicted for stealing a Child's Coat, &c , the Goods of Margaret Baily . Acquitted .

Elizabeth Anderson , was indicted for stealing a Sheet , the Goods of Hugh Macmelon . Acquitted .

Mary Wall , was indicted for stealing a Range of Iron Spikes, &c . the Goods of John May . Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .

James Tripland , was indicted for stealing 20 s. the Money of Mary Pinchin . No Evidence appearing, he was acquitted .

John White , was indicted for stealing two Leaden Flower-Pots , the Goods of Sir Hans Sloan Bart . Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Parker and Elizabeth Edwards , were indicted for privately stealing a Knife and Fork, and 15 s. the Goods and Money of Thomas Boswell , Aug. 12 . But no Evidence appearing, they were acquitted .

Abigail Hart , was indicted for privately stealing 11 s. the Money of Patrick Freal . No Evidence appearing, she was acquitted .

Robert Lander , was indicted for assaulting, ravishing, and, against her Will, carnally knowing Amy Joels , Spinster, an Infant of 16 Years of Age, July 26 . He was a 2d time indicted for a Misdemeanor, in attempting to ravish the said Amy Joels . Amy Joels thus deposed: I live at Mr. Parker's; he keeps the Shepherd Alehouse in Eagle Street, Holborn : Our Kitchen lies backward thro'a Yard; my Mistress lies forward up one Pair of Stairs. About 5 Weeks ago, betwixt 5 and 6 in the Morning, when my Master was gone out, and my Mistress was a-bed, the Prisoner came into the Kitchen, threw me into a Leather Chair, turn'd up my Coats, threw my Legs over his Back, and enter'd my Body with his ***. I believe it was in me about half a quarter of an Hour. I struggled and cry'd out, but nobody heard me. He staid about half an Hour afterwards; then he went out and came in again, and call'd for a Mug of Beer. I was asham'd to tell my Mistress of it; but two Nights after I got her Sister Ann Tunstall to lie with me, and then I told her. Ann Tunstall thus deposed: Amy told me that the Prisoner had ravish'd her, and put her to a great deal of Pain all the while; but she never shew'd me the Place where he hurt her. - And he's as likely to do it as any body I know, for he had like to have ravish'd me once since he serv'd her so; for truly, what does he do but comes into the Kitchen, and would needs kiss me Nolus bolus; and then, Sir, he stoops down, pretending to buckle his Shoo, and whips his Hand under my Petticoats; and if somebody had not come in, I don't know but he might have got his Will. And then he had such Tricks of throwing Water up a body's Coats, that there was no being at quiet for him.

Several Gentlemen appeared in the Prisoner's Behalf, who deposed, that they had known him for 6 or 7 Years past, in which time he was Clerk and Deputy-Comptroller at the Salt Office ; that he always bore a very good Character and they never knew him guilty of any immodest Behaviour. The Jury acquitted him of Felony, but found him guilty of the Misdemeanor. Fined 10 Marks .

Thomas Harrison , was indicted for stealing 10 l. in the Dwelling House of John Mainwaring . Guilty 39 s. Transportation .

Thomas Corkett , was indicted for stealing a Barrel , the Goods of Abraham Ambrose . The only Evidence against him was Herbert Williams , who had been his Journyman. The Prosecution was so notoriously malicious, that the Court directed the Jury to acquitt the Prisoner, granted him a Copy of his indictment, and order'd Williams to be taken into Custody for Perjury.

Martha Young , was indicted for stealing a Shirt , the Goods of Thomas West . Acquitted .

Thomas Armstrong , was indicted for stealing 16 Pottles of Strawberies , the Goods of Wm. Emery . Acquitted .

Henry Birchman , was indicted for assaulting James Ash on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him Three-Halfpence . He was acquitted ; and it appearing a malicious Prosecution, the Court granted him a Copy of his Indictment.

Thomas Bewle , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Richard Green , and taking from thence 5 Shirts, on the 11th of Aug. in the Night-time . Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows, viz.

Received Sentence of Death, Seven. Elizabeth Russel , alias Brown, Jane Wilkinson , William Grey , James Cliff , John Price , Thomas Woldridge , and John Little .

To be Whipt, Two.

Elizabeth Dudley , and Stephen Dowdell .

Burnt in the Hand Five.

Philip De le Gall , Henry Norris , and three former Convicts.

To be Transported, Forty Eight.

Eleanor Marsden , Ann Harwood , Isaac Holloway , John Breadstreet , William Cole , Ann Henly , Charles alias William Churchill , Mary Madderin , Robert Moulson , Thomas Williams , Ann Munford , Sarah Pimble , Thomas Wilks , alias Peasly, James Clark , Mary Bennet , Ann Davis , Edward Thetford , Edward Dickenson , Ann Dixon , Mary Temple , Hannah Daniel , Elizabeth Powell , William Goodwin , James Thomson , Hannah Allen , Elizabeth Walker , Thomas Jackson , Thomas Massy , Jane Paris , Philip Bevon , Sarah Partridge , Magdalen Gayner , Joseph Harrison , Edward Jones , Susan Belcher , John England , George English , Richard Brecknell , Mary Miller , Mary Savage , John Tong , Mary Pierce , John Beacham , Joseph Lee , Mary Wall , John White , Thomas Harrison , and Thomas Bewle .

William Field , fined Twenty Marks, and to suffer Twelve Months Imprisonment.

Robert Lander , fined Ten Marks.

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