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Old Bailey Proceedings, 28th February 1728.

THE PROCEEDINGS

At the Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer for the City of LONDON.

And on the King's Commission of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily; for the CITY of LONDON, and COUNTY of MIDDLESEX.

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, being the 28th, and 29th, of Feb. and the 1st, 2d, 4th and 5th of March. 1727, in the First Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Price Six Pence.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir EDWARD BECHER , Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Baron Cummins ; the Honourable Mr. Justice Probin; the Honourable Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder of the City of London; and John Raby , Esq; Serjeant at Law; and other His Majesty's Justices of Goal-Delivery, and Oyer and Terminer aforesaid; Together with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said City of London.

London Jury.

Edm Saunderson ,

Samuel Radley ,

Benjamin Spinks ,

Nathaniel Bently ,

Samuel Allen ,

Gilbert Whitacre ,

Henry Woodward ,

John Joy ,

Samuel Collet ,

John Bond ,

Humphry Fairbrother ,

John Marshall .

Middlesex Jury.

Nathaniel Chandler ,

Benjamin Foster ,

Michael Tesman ,

Jasper Clark ,

Thomas Watkins ,

William Threnkill ,

Jacob Brawton ,

John Willson ,

John Pathic ,

George Genoway ,

Robert Long ,

John Purcival .

John Pidgeon , of St. Faiths, in the Ward of Farringdon Within , was indicted for privately stealing one Guinea and 10 s. in Silver, from the Person of Susanna Farmer , on the 16th of Feb . last.

Susanna Farmer depos'd, That on the Day that the Sons of the Clergy came to St. Paul's , she stood in the Church-Yard and remember'd the Prisoner stood by her, and she push'd him away, and soon after, William Miller , came and told her that her Pocket was cut off, and he would shew her the Person who did it, but the Prisoner was got away. William Miller depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner lift up the Prosecutor's Petticoat, and cut off her Pocket, and that then he dropp'd a green Purse which he took up and gave to two of his Companions, who stood by: The Fact appearing plain the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Peter Lucas , of St. Mary Woolnorth , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 4 s. on the 11th of Feb . last, from the Person of Herman Long : It appear'd that the Prosecutor was on the Day aforesaid at the New Church in Lombard-street , and having his Pocket pick'd, the Prisoner was search'd on Suspicion, and the Handkerchief found under the Lining of his Hat: The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Sarah Smith , of St. Katherine Cree-Church , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring, a pair of studs, and some Money , on the 11th of Feb . last; the Property of Elizabeth Wixen . The Fact appearing plain, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 39 s

[Transportation. See summary.]

Henry Pike , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch, a Coat and Waistcoat, and a Bermudas Hat, in the House of Robert Kennet , on the 9th of Feb. 1726-7 . Mary Dean , a Servant to the Prosecutor when he was robb'd, made herself an Evidence, and depos'd, That the Prisoner and she being acquainted, he came to see her, and took the Goods without her knowledge; but her Veracity being question'd, she was caught in several Contradictions, and in the Conclusion confess'd, That she had taken most Part of the Goods and sold them herself, without the knowledge of the Prisoner; upon which the Jury acquitted him.

Thomas Davis , of St. Ann's Westminister , was indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon, value 11 s. on the 8th of Feb . last, the Property of the Lord Bateman , and found guilty of single Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

James Willson , of St. Bottolph without Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Rug-Coat, value 7 s. the Goods of Thomas Collingwood , in the House of David Betty .

David Betty depos'd, That the Prisoner had taken Lodgings at his House, and that sometimes Mr. Collingwood lent him the Coat, but this Deponent sending the Coat on the Back of the Prisoner, he charg'd him with a Robbery; the Prisoner said, he had it of his Brother, yet to prove he had no pretence to it as it was not his own, he pull'd it off and offer'd it him; but this Deponent wanting to make a Property of the Prisoner, refused to take it, saying, he would have it according to Law; upon which, the Prisoner carried it to this Deponent's House, and gave it to his Wife.

Jane Betty , and her Maid Jane Bell , endeavoured to fix the Fact upon the Prisoner; but their Depositions had no other Effect, than to prove it a malicious Prosecution.

John Thorn , Constable, depos'd, That Mr. Betty sent for him, and said, he had a Thief in his House, meaning the Prisoner, and desired this Deponent to take him to the Watch-house and run him to Charges; but this Deponent not being actually charg'd, and the Prisoner appearing to be an inoffensive Person, he could not comply with the malicious Desires of Mr. Betty. This Deponent further said, that in Consequence of Mr. Betty's Actions, the Prisoner had put him in the Crown, and that he heard Mr. Betty say, he was obliged to swear the Robbery upon him in order to secure himself, and to intimidate the Prisoner. The Prisoner said in his Defence, That his Brother was indebred to Mr. Betty, and not being in a Capacity to pay, this Prosecution was carried on in order to make him discharge his Brother's Debts, and that Mr. Betty, by Menaces and Threatnings, had extorted several promissory Notes from his Brother, which he was under no Obligation to pay. This being confirm'd by a Cloud of Witnesses, and the Prisoner's good Character being indisputable, he was acquitted , and a Copy of his Indictment granted him, as a Terror to such unwarrantable Proceedings.

Thomas Kenneda , of St. Mary le Bone , was indicted for stealing three Tann'd Bezzles, and 50 pound weight of Iron , the Property of Thomas Smith and Richard Roberts ; and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Buck , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Leather Purse, value 1 d. and six Guineas a Half Guinea, and some Silver, from the Person of Captain Cristie , on the 3d of Feb last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lodged at the Star Inn in the Strand, that when he went to Bed he put his Breeches under his Pillow with the Money in the Pockets, and he found them in the Morning in the Chamber-Pot, with the Money gone.

David Davis depos'd, That the Prisoner came to their House with a Gentleman's Servant, and lodged there one Night, and on the 2d Night he pretended to go up to Bed, and after staying a considerable Time he came down, it being 12 o'Clock, and would not stay any longer, notwithstanding they would have persuaded him: This being an evident Demonstration that he was the Person who robb'd the Captain, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Williams , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing two Guineas, a Half Guinea, and some Silver, from the Person of Joseph Goss ; but for want of sufficient Evidence she was acquitted .

Henry Smith , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Leg of Mutton, value 2 s. and acquitted .

Mary Lewley , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing 20 Ells of Linnen Cloth, value 50 s. on the 4th of Feb . last, the Goods of John Swain and William Hickman ; but the Evidence not being sufficient she was acquitted .

Ann Ashby , was indicted for stealing a Brass Kettle, value 26 s. the Goods of Daniel Moor , Esq ; and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Paul Bauldry , of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Stove-Grate, value 20 s. the Property of Edward Hillock , and found guilty of single Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Stormey , was indicted for stealing a Sattin Gown and Petticoat, value 18 s. on the 28th of Jan . last, and acquitted .

Elizabeth Field , of Aldgate , was indicted for stealing several Quantities of Money at divers Times , in particular on the 29th of Jan last, the Property of William Cook .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That for some Time past, notwithstanding his utmost Diligence in business, and the considerable Returns of Money he made, he still found himself in a sinking Condition, and thinking it necessary to watch the Prisoner, who he had but too much Reason to suspect, he mark'd several Pieces of Money before a Neighbour, and leaving the Key of the Closet, in which the Money was put, in the Hands of the said Neighbour, he set his Servant to watch her in a Place adjoining to the Closet, who saw her open the Door with a Key she had provided for that Purpose, and took something out; and upon his detecting her the mark'd Money was found upon her: The Circumstances being confirm'd by several Witnesses, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Steward , of St. Catherin's Coleman-street , was indicted for privately stealing a Thimble, and some Money, from the Person of Mary Hunt on the 14th of Feb . last, and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Richard Rosted , of St. Bottolph without Bishopsgate , was indicted for assaulting John Boddington , on the Highway and taking from him a Hat, value 6 s. on the 23d of Feb . last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he went to a Gin Shop to light his Pipe, and not being willing to give them so much Trouble without some Advantage, he call'd for a Half penny worth of Cherry Brandy, and falling into Discourse, he said, he was going Butcher of a Man of War; upon which the Prisoner dispised him, and seem'd to question his Courage and Abilities, and hit him on the Face; that he then went out of the Shop, and the Prosecutor following him, the Prisoner knock'd him down, or pull'd him down, or kick'd him down (or by the powerful Operation of the Liquor he fell down) for he could be positive in nothing but that he was down; however, he cried out Murder, Thieves, and Watchmen, like a Man of Courage, and the Watch coming to his Assistance, he miss'd his Hat, but how it was gone, and when it was gone, he could not tell. The Prisoner brought several Witnesses, who proved, that the Prosecutor offered to make it up for a Guinea and stifle the Prosecution, and several others who gave him a good Character, the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Dean , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, value 3 l. with a Coat, two Waistcoats, and a Leghorn Hat , the Goods of Robert Kennings , and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

Thomas Lloyd , was indicted for marrying Thomison Freestone , his former Wife Susanna Howard , being alive : To which he plead guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth, John, and Moses Davis , of Stanmore , were indicted for feloniously stealing 26 Ells of Holland cloth, value 6 l. Elizabeth Davis , the Mother, was found guilty to the Value of 10 d. and John and Moses Davis were acquitted .

[Transportation. See summary.]

James Hestridge, of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing 50 pound weight of Beef, and some Tallow , the Property of Charles Cowen , and found guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Sarah Symonds , of St. Paul's Convent-Garden , was indicted for stealing a Gold Watch and some Money , on the 16th of Feb . last, the Property of Richard Mills ; and though she was found guilty, yet her singular Penitence, and her procuring the Whole that was laid to her Charge to the Prosecutor, he begg'd the Court to consider her; and accordingly the Jury brought in their Verdict only to the Value of 10 d. and recommended her to further Mercy .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Fox , and James Picket , were indicted for stealing 7 pound of Bees-Wax , the Property of William Barns . The Fact appearing plain upon Picket, he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d. and Fox was acquitted .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Hews , and Mary Maccoy , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Smith , on the 27th of Jan . last, and taking thence 6 Shirts, value 24 s. 2 pair of Sheets, and other Things , but the Burglary not appearing plain, they were only found guilty of single Felony .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Durant , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for stealing 4 Yards of Cambrick, value 20 s. the Goods of James Sharpwell , and acquitted .

Edward Bromfield , of St. John Hackney , was indicted for stealing 10 Cows and a Bull ; the Property of John Burton . He was a second Time indicted for stealing a black Mare and a Gelding , the Property of Joshua Green . He was a third Time indicted for stealing 10 Cows; the Property of Samuel Woodfield . It appear'd by the Deposition of John Baugh , who made himself an Evidence that the Prisoner drove the Cattle out of the Grounds of the Prosecutors, to the Green-Yard, or City Pound, where he received a Sum of Money, in Proportion to the Quantity he brought: But this uncommon piece of Villany did not amount to Felony, upon which he was acquitted ; Yet, that he might not escape with Impunity, the Court ordered him to be detain'd and prosecuted for a Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

Thomas Bartlet , alias Henry Weatly , was indicted for stealing the Iron Harness of a Carr , the Property of Joseph Green , and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Thompson , was indicted for stealing 6 Pewter Plates, valued 9 d. the Goods of John Shorey ; of the latter he was found guilty to the Value of 9 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Joseph Bloxon , was indicted for stealing 3 Ounces of Raw Silk, value 12 s. the Property of George Martin . He was a 2nd Time indicted for stealing 2 silver Spoons, value 20 s. the Goods of Mr. Austin ; of the latter he was acquitted , and of the former, found guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Winnock , of St. Gregory's , was indicted for stealing several Holland Shirts, Turnovers, Stocks and Handkerchiefs , the Goods of Edward Sayer and Elizabeth Jones . It appeared plain upon her, that she being a Washer woman , had taken the Things out of the House of Mr. Sayer, where she came to wash on the 20th of Feb . last; and some of them being found upon her Back, she was found guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Richard Hinton , of St. Bottolph Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a large Quantity of hard Ware, to the Value of 20 l. the Property of Edward Jones ; but for want of sufficient Evidence he was acquitted .

John Braud , was indicted for stealing a Bar of Iron, value 12 s. the Goods of Henry Norris , and acquitted .

Anthony Haymore , was indicted for stealing half a Guinea in Gold, and 32 s. and 6 d. in Silver, and some Half-pence, in the House of Daniel Pembroke , and acquitted .

Elizabeth Currant , of Bishopsgate , was indicted for Privately stealing a Silver Watch, value 52 s. and two Seals, from the Person of Edward Willis ; and Elizabeth Turner , was indicted for receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen .

The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Prisoner and himself went into a Publick-House together, and becoming familiar, she pick'd his Pocket of his Watch, but he confessing he was in Drink when he lost it, and not being able to prove any thing but what he ought to be asham'd of, the Jury acquitted them.

Sarah Burton , of Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing an Iron Grate , the Property of William Morris , and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Jonathan Nelliss , of Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Moidores, 9 Guineas, an Half Guinea, 2 Broad Pieces, and 22 s. in Silver , on the 2d of Jan . last, the Property of Arthur Toogood .

The Prosecutor depos'd, that he saw the Prisoner take the Money out of his Bosom, at the Three Tun Tavern in Whitechappel ; but the Prisoner proving that the Prosecutor had charg'd it on one Beal, a Butcher, and being in Drink, and not knowing what he had done with it, he sought about the House for it with a lighted Candle but not finding it, he directly swore it upon the Landlord, and the Prisoner made it appear, that the Prosecutor has frequently been guilty of such Actions, and produced several Persons who swore that he had charg'd them with robbing him, when afterwards, upon his being search'd, the Money has been found upon himself, besides the Prisoner having an extraordinary Character, the Jury acquitted him.

Daniel Robinson , was indicted for wilfull and corrupt Perjury , but no Prosecutor appearing, he was acquitted .

Joseph Morgan , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 4 Hats, value 30 s. the Property of John Reynold , and found guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Esther Wheatly , was indicted for stealing a Holland Shirt from William Robinson , and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Oxford , and Jane Clerk . were indicted for stealing a Copper Pot, value 2 s. the Goods of Mary Ingram , and both acquitted .

Sarah Hudson , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for stealing 5 Guineas, on the 21st of Feb . last, from the Persons of William Hopkins .

The Prosecutor depos'd, that it being Sunday Night, at 10 or 11 o'Clock, he went into a Brandy-Shop in Drury-Lane , and finding the Prisoner there, he treated her with a Quartern of Geneva, that inspir'd by this he went with her into a Back-Room, and there - and there - and there - she pick'd his Pocket; - that he miss'd his Money, and notwithstanding his loving Disposition at that Time, he shew'd his Resentment by changing his Passion from the Amorous on the Outragious; this he said alarm'd the House, and brought a Bully to her Assistance, who without any Dispute, fell to Kicking and Cuffing, and tore his Shirt off his Back. He further said, that he knew the House to have a very ill Name, which render'd him more inexcusable, that could on a Sabbath-Day at Night get Drunk, and fall into such a Place and Company, where, in all Probability, it was impossible for him to escape without falling under some unhappy Dilemma, or committing some Extravagance. The Prisoner said in her Defence, that she knew nothing of taking his Money, otherwise than as he gave her the Change when he paid his Reckoning, and offer'd her more if she would let him, &c. But as his vicious Inclinations would not excuse her Actions, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Alice Oakley , of St. Andrew's, Holbourn , was indicted for stealing several Shifts, Shirts, and Silk Handkerchiefs, on the 24th of Jan. last, the Goods of Joshua Green , in the House of Francis Hemstead , which being plainly proved upon her, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Benjamin Branch , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for Assaulting Jane Marshal on the Highway, putting her in Fear, and taking from her 2 Guineas, 2 Half Guineas, and 3 s. 6 d. in Silver, a Pocket Pieces value 5 s. a Bunch of Iron Keys, and 2 Silk Handkerchiefs , on the 27th of Jan . last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, that on the 27th of Jan. about Nine at Night, as she was coming by St. Andrew's Church Wall , the Prisoner came up to her, and stopping her, thrust both his Hands under her Petticoats, and took the Money, Keys and Seal mentioned in the indictment, out of her Pocket, and offering to make away, a Gentleman stopp'd him before he was out of her Sight; that just before he came up to her she was satisfied she had them all in her Pocket.

Mr. Trowell depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner put his Hands under her Petticoats, and that he went round her, and two Persons being in his Company, he delivered something to them, and that then this Deponent said, If you are honest Men, assist me; but they refused and went off, when the Prisoner struck at this Deponent, and wounded him in the Hand, but he could not distinguish the Weapon with which he did it.

Edward Beezley depos'd, That he, with Mr. Trowell, apprehended the Prisoner, and that he saw the two Persons run away, as mentioned by Mr. Trowell. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, but that they did not find the Money upon him, neither would search him, though he desired it; but it appearing plain that the two Persons were of his Gang, and that he had conveyed the Money to them, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

Martin Bellamy , of St. Catherines Cree-Church , was indicted Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Giles Holliday , on 5th of this Instant Feb . in the Night-time, and taking thence 12 pounds of sewing Silk, value 10 l. and 20 pair of Worsted Stockings value 5 l. the Property of Giles Holliday aforesaid .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That being disturbed by a Noise on the 5th of Feb. about 4 in the Morning, he look'd out of the Window, and saw four Rogues run away from his House, and going down he found some Places empty, and a considerable Quantity of Goods missing; that he Advertised the Silk and Stockings, and on the 19th Instant he received Advice of his Goods from Samuel Temperal; that after the Prisoner was taken, he confes'd, that he with three others, had broke open the Shop and taken 30 pair of Stockings, and the Silk; eight pair, he said, they had fitted on their Legs, and sold 21 pair to one Mrs. Sykes, where the Prosecutor found them, and they being produced in Court, he swore to the Mark, that they were his.

Mr. Temperal depos'd, That he bought the Silk of the Prisoner, finding it advertised, he took the prisoner and carried him before Magistrate, and that he was present when he made Confession of making the Prosecutor's shop and taking the Goods.

Elianor Sykes depos'd, That she bought twenty-one pair of Stockings of the Prisoner, for which she gave him two Guineas.

James Robinson depos'd, That he was present when the Prisoner made the Confession.

The Evidence being plain against him, and he not denying it on Trial, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

John Potter , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing pieces of Velvet, Brocaded with Gold, Silver and Pearl, Value 2000 l. on the 3rd of Jan . last, out of the House of his Grace the Duke of Mountagu .

William Reason depos'd, that he being a Servant to his Grace, those pieces of Velvet were in his Charge, and that on the 25th of December last, he found the Press in which they were, broke open, and the Goods gone, that a Passage had been made to the wardrobe, by the taking out two pains of Glass, and opening the Window, and that he found several pearls scattered about a Room some distance from the Wardrobe, and a piece of the Velvet (about a Yard, cut off from the rest) behind a Chest, and searching the Prisoner's Room, they found three Keys in his Breeches Pocket, one of which Keys opened several of the out Doors of the House, and the other opened the Doors of the Garden.

Richard Blackwell depos'd, That he having some Acquaintance with the Prisoner, he shew'd him his Grace's House a week or nine Days before Christmas last, and that as he was in one of the Rooms, the Prisoner told him he had 4 or 5 pieces of very rich Hangings of the Dukes, to dispose of, and pulled out some Pearls in a Paper, (more than a handful) which he said, he had taken off from one single piece of the said Hangings. That the Prisoner proposed to this Deponent, to go to Oxford with the Hangings and dispose of them there, and that he would allow him a Share in the Advantage, which should accrue from the Sale of them; he likewise then told this Deponent, that he had Keys to the House and Gardens, and could convey any Thing out of the Lord Duke's House; but this Deponent advised him not to commit such Things, and shew'd him the Ingratitude of wronging so good a Master, who had once or twice saved his Life: The same Day, the Prisoner and this Deponent went to the Royal Exchange, and the Prisoner bade him stay a little and he would come to him, and that he went, and returned with a Bundle under his Arm, and the Edges being discovered, this Deponent could perceive it was Velvet; that he still persisted in persuading this Deponent to carry off the pieces of Velvet, saying, that it was the Lord Duke's, but he refused it.

Richard Gardner depos'd, That he saw the prisoner with the Bundle at the Exchange, and heard the Prisoner persuading Mr. Blackwell to go to the Oxford Arms with that Bundle, which he heard the Prisoner say, were part of the Goods he mentioned to him in Mountagu House.

Mr. Bickford depos'd, That he being the Duke's Smith, he examined the Locks, and found the Works of them had been broke, so that one of the Keys found on the Prisoner, would open seven of them, and another would open the Doors of the Garden. He further said, That some Time before this Robbery, the Prisoner came to him and brought a Key to alter, saying, it was by the Command of the Steward; but this Deponent asking the Steward, he denied his ever giving such an Order to the Prisoner. Upon the Whole, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

Timothy Moor , and John Richardson , of St. James Clerkenwell , were indicted for assaulting John Marshall , in New-Prison , putting him in Fear, and taking from him one Moidore, 5 Guineas, and 5 s. in Silver .

The Prosecutor (a plain Country Man) depos'd, That he and another mistaking their Way, asked at the Gate of New-Prison, if there was not a Thoroughfare, for they wanted to go to Islington; upon which, the Man at the Door let him in, and immediately a Woman seiz'd his Hat, and two Men, the Prisoners at the Bar, shov'd him into a Dungeon, where they unbutton'd his Breeches, tore down his Waistcoat, and took away his Money mentioned in the Indictment.

Mr. Caddie depos'd, That he saw the Prisoners take hold of the Prosecutor and dragg'd him along, saying they would shew him the back Way to Islington, that they carried him into a Place, where they had not been long, but they ran out, and that this Deponent complaining of the hard Usage of the Countrymen, Shaw, the Under Keeper laugh'd at it; but when this Deponent found that the Prosecutor was robb'd of his Money, he very generously stood by the innocent Countrymen and complained of them to the Head Keeper, who threatened the Prisoners, but could not get them to confess the Fact.

George Cross depos'd, That he, with the Prosecutor, missing their Way, Shaw, the Turnkey, let them in at the Gate, and bade the Prisoners shew them the back Way to Islington; confirming likewise what the Prosecutor depos'd, and adding, that he had seen the Prosecutor a Day or two before pull out 4 or 5 Guineas, and that when he was let loose from those Villains, after they had robb'd him, he was so terrified and foam'd at the Mouth, so that this Deponent, though acquainted with him, scarce knew him. The Prisoners call'd Margaret Watson in their Behalf, who strengthen'd the Evidence of the Prosecutor; they had little to say in their Behalf, but that Shaw the Under-keeper, bid them shew them the back Way to Islington, and they hurried him away, but did not rob him: But the Fact appearing plain, the Jury found them guilty of Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Margaret Murphy , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for privately and feloniously stealing out of the House of John Cordes , a Silver Salver, value 5 l. and a Silver Tea-pot, value 5 l. on the 15th of Jan . last, the Property of Peter Casteels .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That whilst he was at Dinner, on the 15th of Jan. the Goods mentioned in the Indictment were taken out of his House, and that on the Saturday following he heard of their being stopp'd at Mr. Vaughn's?

Mr. Vaughn depos'd, That the Prisoner brought the Plate to him and offer'd it to Sale, but he suspecting it to be stolen, he stopp'd it, and had the Prisoner taken into Custody, for he had found it described in an Advertisement; the Plate being cut in pieces, was produced in Court, and the Prosecutor swore by the Cypher engraven on it, that it was his.

Mr. Painter depos'd, That he engrav'd the Cypher on the Plate for the Prosecutor.

The Prisoner said in her Defence, That she had it from one Mrs. Merrit, who told her that she brought it from Virginia; but the Witnesses she produced not proving this to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they found her Guilty . Death .

William Shann and Thomas Shann , (the latter being at the point of Death, could not be brought to the Bar) were indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Richard Wright , of Coleman-street , and taking thence 30 Guineas, 10 l. in Silver, eight Moidores, two Broad Pieces, and one Half Broad Piece, on the 8th of December last, the Property of Richard Wright aforesaid .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he put the Money in his Closet on the 8th of December, about 5 in the Evening, and going out, he came home soon after, and found both the Windows of his Closet were broken down, and that when he carried up the Money they were both fast.

Richard Clark depos'd, That the Prisoners and himself went to Hertford about 2 or 3 Days after the Prosecutor was robb'd and that he and his Horse were both kept, at the Expence of the Prisoners, that when he came home he heard of the Prisoner, William Shann 's, giving a Girl two Moidores, which made him suspect that they had robb'd Mr. Wright, and accordingly he tax'd them with it, but they denied it; he afterwards hearing that William Shann had squandered away a considerable Quantity of Money in Trifles he press'd it the more home; upon which he confess'd that he did, with his Brother, break open Mr. Wright's House, and took the Money which supported his Extravagance; that afterwards both his Brother and he confess'd to him at the Castle in Coleman-street, that between them they broke the House and took the Money, and that then they agreed to give this Deponent 30 s. to keep it secret, but they did not confess their taking more than 22 l.

Elizabeth Goff depos'd, That William Shann , gave her two Moidores about Christmas last, and bid her take care of them, and he said, he had them of one Mary Tyreman . But he not proving how he came by all this Money he had squandered away, and the positive Evidence of Richard Clark being considered, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

James Stagles, alias Howard , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for assaulting John Howse on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 2 Pocket-pieces. value 6 d. 6 Shillings in Silver, and some Halfpence , on the 16th of Feb . last.

Mr. Home depos'd, That on the 16th of Feb. between Bow and Mile-End , about 5 or 6 in the Evening, the Prisoner came up to the Coach, in which he was with some other Passengers, and the Coachman not stopping immediately, he heard a Pistol go off, which he believes, was fired at the Coachman, and then robb'd this Deponent and the other Passengers; that when he was gone they got out of the Coach, and saw a Man on a black Horse in pursuit of him. This Deponent said he took Notice of the Horse he rode on, which, to the best Observation he could make, was of a Chesnut Colour, and that he plainly saw the Face of the Prisoner when he put his Head into the Coach to demand their Money, and was sure the Prisoner at the Bar was the same Person.

James Turner depos'd, That near Bear-binder Lane, at the Time aforesaid, he saw the Prisoner riding full Speed, and heard an outcry after him of Stop Thief, and that a Drayman standing in the Way, the Prisoner pull'd out a Pistol, and call'd, D - n his Blood, if he did not get out of the Way, he would shoot him: That soon after his Horse fell, and this Deponent seiz'd him, and found the Pistol upon him, which had been discharg'd.

William Webb depos'd, That he assisted in taking him, and searching his Pockets, found a Pocket-Piece, which the Prosecutor swore was his, it being very remarkable.

Henry Green confirm'd the Evidence of William Webb .

George Roads depos'd, That he heard the Pistol go off, and saw the Prisoner take something of the Passengers in the Coach, that he thereupon endeavour'd to seize the Prisoner, but he got away, and this Witness thereupon cry'd Stop Thief; and that the Prisoner at the Bar was the very same Person. The Fact being indisputably plain, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

Margaret Wallis , alias Staining , was indicted for breaking the House of Henry Clark , of Islington , on the 3d of Feb . last in the Night-Time, and taking thence 12 Pewter Plates a Napkin, 5 Handkerchiefs, 4 Aprons, a black, and a white Silk Hood, a Mo 3 Holland Shirts, 2 Pair of Stockings, a Top-knot, a Wrapper, 2 Gowns, 6 Holland Shifts, a Petticoat, a Fan, a Pair of Lace Ruffles, and a Remnant of Brocaded Silk .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That on the Morning after his House was broke open, he was call'd up by the Watch, who told him he need not be frighten'd, for both his Goods and the Thief were in Custody; that he went with the Watchman, and found the Prisoner and his Goods, which he knew to be the same mentioned in the Indictment, and that carrying the Prisoner to the Compter, she confess'd she got into the House in the Morning, and conceal'd herself till the dead of the Night, then took the Goods, and opening the Door, she went out.

Mrs. Clark likewise swore to the Goods, which were produc'd in Court.

Elizabeth Brown , the Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, That she Bolted and Barr'd the Door the Night before this Robbery was committed.

Thomas Pink , Watchman, depos'd, That on Sunday the 3d of Feb. about 2 or 3 in the Morning, he heard a Noise of Pewter, and seeing the Prisoner, he carried her to the Watch-house, where they found the Goods upon her mentioned in the Indictment, that she said they were her own, but the Name on the Pewter not agreeing with her's, the Constable detain'd her till the Prosecutor detected her.

John Ruffian , the Constable, confirm'd the Deposition of the Watchman, and the Fact appearing undeniably plain, the Jury found her guilty . Death .

Joseph Johnston , of Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Capon, value 18 d. and 3 Hens , the Property of Thomas Millnor , but for want of sufficient Evidence, he was acquitted .

Michael Evans , of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Hats, value 30 s. on the 24th of December last, the Property of James Culler , which being plainly proved upon him, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Judith Bray , of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Brass Candlesticks, value 10 s. a Stewing-Pan, and Warming-Pan, with several Gowns, Petticoats, Caps, and other Goods , the Property of Mary Ash , some of which Goods being found upon her Back, and proved to be the Prosecutor's by several Witnesses, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Duncan Steward , of St. George's, Hanover-Square , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Coach-Door and Glass, value 20 s. on the 15th of February last, the Property of Daniel O'Caryl , Esq ;

Mr. Vaughan depos'd, That the Prisoner came with the Glass to his House, and offered it to Sale, but he suspecting it to be stole, thought convenient to have him taken into Custody till he could clear himself, and find out the Owner. Arra Dear Joy, said the Prisoner, will you be hanging me, or transporting me; but indeed you look like a very honest Man, and if you will be excepting on it yourself, you shall be very welcome, and then, dear Joy, I shall have no more Trouble about the Matter; but Mr. Vaughan having too great a Regard to Justice, to stifle the Matter for the Advantage of the Glass, detected dear Joy in his Villany. He said in his Defence, that he was buying it of a very honest Man, and indeed he gave 12 Shillings for it, and no more; but the Man he bought it of was a Stranger to him, for he never saw him before, yet and indeed he had a very honest Face. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Grace Cornish , was indicted for stealing two Table-cloths, value 25 s. on the 15th of Feb . last, the Property of Henry Holdep .

Elizabeth Beezley , depos'd, That the prisoner being her Fellow Servant , had an ill Faculty of sitting up a Nights, pretending not to be well, and that on the 15th of Feb. last, she was to go away, the Night before which, she sate up according to her Custom; and this Deponent going down early in the Morning, found her with one of the Tablecloaths about her shoulders, which, upon this Deponent's being angry with her for so doing, she pull'd it off; and that soon after she went away, and they miss'd the two Table-cloaths, one of which she confes'd she had taken: Upon which, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Hill, of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Weather Sheep, value 20 s. on the 12th of Feb . last, the Property of Anthony Ridley .

John Hill , Jun. made himself an Evidence, and depos'd, That himself, the Prisoner, and one Jackson, took the Sheep out of the Marshes, call'd the Isle of Dogs ; but the Prosecutor not making it plainly appear that the Sheep was actually his, the Jury acquitted him.

Henry Jackson , and the aforesaid John Hill , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Weather Sheep, value 20 s. and an Ewe Sheep, value 20 s. on the 6th of Feb . last.

John Hill, Jun. still made himself an Evidence, and depos'd, That he being concerned with the prisoners, they went on the 6th of Feb. last, into a place, call'd the East Marshes, in the Isle of Dogs , and that there they took a Sheep, and he helped the prisoners to kill it, and that the prisoners said, If he would not go with them to steal Sheep, they would betray him for Crimes he had committed afore-time, of the like Nature. Henry Jackson had several Captains of Ships to appear for his Character, saying, He had lived in Repute, been Master of a Vessel, and ever behaved himself very honestly. This with the Evidence not being clear against them, they were both acquitted .

John Hill was a third Time indicted, for stealing another Ewe Sheep, value 20 s. on the 12th of Feb . last, the Property of the aforesaid Anthony Ridley .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he had lost several Sheep in the last Year out of the Marshes, and that he had received Information against the Prisoners from one Vincent Morril , and Edward Sheffield , who severally depos'd, That the Prisoners had taken Sheep out of the Marshes, and that they had found considerable Quantities of Mutton in the Prisoner's House, and that the Skins of the Sheep which he stole was slung into the River of Thames. But this did not prove the Sheep to be stolen, to be the property of the Prosecutor; upon which he was acquitted .

Thomas Plumb , of Aldgate , was indicted for the Murder of Matth.ew Dun , on the 17th of Jan . last, by driving over him, and giving him several Bruises with a Coach Wheel, of which Bruises he instantly died . He was a second Time indicted on the Corner's Inquisition for the said Murder, to both which Indictments he pleaded Not guilty.

Charles Bowyer deposd, That he saw the Deceas'd lay under the Coach-wheel, and that the Prisoner appeared in a great surprize, and pulling the Reins tight, he endeavoured to stop the Horses.

Ann Dun depos'd, That her Husband, the Deceas'd, went out well, and was brought home dead, and his Body bruised in a frightful Manner.

The two Daughters of the Deceas'd depos'd, That they found out the Prisoner, and asking how it happen'd, he said, it was true, he drove over the Deceas'd, but he could not help it, for the Deceas'd leaning against a Post, fell under the Wheel, and that he did believe he was either Drunk, or in a Fit.

Thomas Stevens depos'd, That he saw the Coach come thro Aldgate, and that when the Deceas'd fell, the Prisoner cried out, and endeavoured to stop the Horses.

Thomas Mico depos'd, That the Prisoner was under his Care at a Workhouse, and that he had Occasion to send him out the Morning this Accident happen'd, but, finding him in Liquor, he told him he would send another, but the Deceas'd was obstinate, and would go himself, and by the Way he met with this fatal Accident: Upon the Whole, the Jury acquitted him.

Ann Dingle , of Dowgate Ward , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Feather-Beds, value 8 l. 6 Cain Chairs, value 5 l. an Oval Mohogeny Table, value 2 l. a Sett of Window Curtains, value 30 s. a Chest of Drawers, a Stove-Grate, a Jack, an Easy Chair, with a Dressing-Table and other Goods , on the 30th of Jan . last, the Goods of John Concrant .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being under an Arrest, and the Prisoner at the Time being his Servant , she took her Opportunity to carry off the Goods mentioned in the Indictment; that upon finding the goods he had her taken into Custody, and that her Excuse was, she did it for her own Security. Being asked if he was not indebted, or under any Obligation to the Prisoner, he said, she had been his Servant for six Years, but that they never made any Contract. Being ask'd if she was not his Wife, or if they were not Man and Wife in the Opinion of the Neighbours, he said People would say so, but it was not so; for though she had had two Children, which pass'd for his, he never was married to her. The Prisoner produced several Letters in Court, which being read, it appeared they had lived together as Husband and Wife, and that he had directed the Letter to her in the Name of Ann Gonorant , which the Jury considering, acquitted her.

John Scaldwell , of St. Bottolph's without Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Barrel, value 5 s. the Property of Ralph Harwood , Esq ; but it not appearing plain against him, the Jury acquitted him.

John Burley , was indicted for wilful and corrupt Perjury but the Prosecutor, Thomas Watson , not appearing, he was acquitted .

Richard Kelme , of St. John Hackney , was indicted for stealing a Brown Gelding, value 7 l. the Property of Mr. Yellowly ; a Mare, value 7 l. the Goods of Mr. Sanders , and a Bridle, Saddle, and Saddle-cloath, value 15 s. the Property of John Lawrence , out of the Stable of the said John Lawrence .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Mare and Gelding were put into his Livery Stable, on the 29th of January last, and on the 30th they were gone, that he Advertised them in the publick Papers, and had Advice of them from Ms. Haynes of Oxford, who had secured both them and the Prisoner; upon which this Deponent went down to Oxford, where he found them, and knew them to be the Cattle that were taken out of his Stable.

Mr. Haynes depos'd, That he secured the Prisoner on Suspicion at Oxford, and finding some Contradictions in his Discourse, and going to a Coffee-house he read an Advertisement, in which they were exactly described; upon which he sent for the Prosecutor, who swore that they were the same that were taken out of his Stable.

Adam Jones depos'd, That he lock'd the Stable-Door on the 29th of January at Night, and in the Morning he found the Door open, and the Horse and Mare taken away. He had little to say in his Defence, it being plainly proved against him, yet as he had abundance of credible Witnesses to his Character. Who severally depos'd, That he had for many Years discharg'd himself as an honest industrious Person; the Jury begg'd he might be represented as an Object of Mercy, tho' in Consequence of the Evidence given, they were obliged to bring in their Verdict that he was guilty . Death .

James Barnes , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for stealing 26 Ells of Holland Cloth, value 20 s. on the 9th of Feb . last the Property of Robert Earwigs and Daniel Radford .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he sent a Parcel to the Lancashire Carriers, and it not being their Time to go out, he sent for it back, and opening it miss'd the Piece of Linnen.

Mr. White, the Master of the Rose and Crown Inn in St. John's Street, depos'd, That when the Porter brought back the Parcel and said the Goods were missing, he look'd into it and found it was no common Thief that had taken the Linnen, for it was sow'd up very neatly, and stuffed up with Hay, which caused this Deponent to make a strict Enquiry amongst his Servants, if none of them were culpable and hearing that the Prisoner had borrowed a Packing Needle and some Packthread, he enquired still further, and found he had been enquiring for one to make him some Shirts; upon which he charg'd the Fact directly upon him, and after some Hesitation, he confess'd he did it, and that the Cloth was hid in the Hay-loft, where they found it; upon which the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Murrey , Elizabeth Anthors , and Mary Williams , were indicted for privately and feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, value 3 l. on the 17th of Feb last, from the Person of Joshua Avery , in the House of George Myers .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he was coming home from the Barbers late at Night, and that he met the Prisoners, who were all his Customers, and they asking him to treat them, he went with them to George Myers 's in Lombard-Court , where they rudely pull'd him about, and that Ann Murrey took his Watch, and handed it to Mary Williams , and she delivered it to one, call'd Bamboozle, but he not being willing to be so Bamboozled, began to Bully them; upon which they produced it again, and he afterwards, to shew he was reconciled, went with them to another House, and treated them with a Pot of Ale and Geneva, and that then and there they took his Watch away a second Time.

Ann Murrey said in her Defence, That the Prosecutor, and the other Prisoner, and herself, being got up Stairs together at the second House, he began to pull her about, and at length flung her down and got a top of her, and Elizabeth Williams got upon him, and that she herself took the Watch and gave it to Elizabeth Williams , who said, she would give it to his Wife, and she running down Stairs, he ran down after her with his Breeches about his Heels.

Mary Williams , in her Defence, said much the same, and Elizabeth Anchers said, That the Prosecutor acted so like a Beast, in Cohabiting with one Woman in the Presence of another, that she abhorring the Action, kick'd them down, and shew'd her Resentment at their ludicrous preposterous Brutality. The Fact not appearing plain upon them, they were all three acquitted .

Edward Adams , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of Richard Rowland , on the 12th of Feb . Last, by giving him several Kicks and Bruises on the Body with his Hands and Feet, of which the said Richard Rowland instantly died . He was a second Time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for the said Murder to both which Indictments he pleaded Not guilty.

William Rustan depos'd, That he went into the House of one Chapman, where the Prisoner then was, on the 12th of Feb. in the Evening, and the Deceas'd coming in, he said to the Prisoner, D - n your B - d I'll fight you, you are the Man I wanted; that the Prisoner refusing to fight the Deceas'd, stuck him, saying, he would give him the Coward's Blow, and repeating it several Times; at last, the Prisoner said, Since he saw he was in earnest, he would fight him, and accordingly they had two or three Falls, and then they were parted, shook-Hands, and Drank together; that the Prisoner did not complain, of any Hurt or Bruise he had received from the Prisoner, though he died in the Street Half an Hour after.

Richard Brinkman , Surgeon, depos'd, That he was sent for, and opened the Body of the Deceas'd, where he found a large Quantity of Blood and Water in the Cavity of his Belly; that he had a Distemper'd Body, and his Spleen, which he thought extraordinary, weighed five pound save two Ounces, but that at the same Time he found several Bruises in his Body, which appeared to be the Occasion of his Death.

Benjamin Newman , an Apothecary, depos'd, That he was present at the opening of the Body, in which, he did believe, there were three or four Gallons of Blood and Water, that his Liver was defective, and in fine, his whole Body Dropsical and Distemper'd; that he did believe the sudden Bruises he had received, in Conjunction with his Distemper, to be the Occasion of his Death.

The Prisoner's Defence was to the same Import with the Deposition of William Rustan , That he was attack'd by the Deceas'd, and at last obliged to fight against his Consent. Upon the Whole the Jury acquitted him.

[Branding. See summary.]

Joseph Fround , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicated for stealing a Black Mare value 20 s. on the 23d of Feb . last, the property of James Beach : But the Evidence not being plain against him he was acquitted .

William Parsons , of St. Leonard, Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing a Cheshire Cheese, value 8 s. on the 26th of Feb . last, the Property of Thomas Cap .

The Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, That she saw the Prisoner take the Cheese out of her Master's Shop; and another Person depos'd, That he took the Cheese upon the Prisoner, and it being mark'd with the Prosecutor's Mark swore to it; upon which the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Eleanor White , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for stealing a flaxen Sheet, 2 Towels, 2 Silk Handkerchiefs, and other Goods , on the 11th of Jan . last, the Property of Sarah Clark , which not being plainly proved upon her, the Jury acquitted her.

John Jackmau , of St. Mary le Bone , was indicted for stealing a Brass Saucepan, a Pewter Pot, 2 Pewter Plates, and other Goods , on the 29th of Jan . last, the Goods of Mrs. Butler ; but the Fact not appearing plain, to the Satisfaction of the Jury, and the Prisoner having a very good Character from several reputable Witnesses, he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Mayson , of St. Paul's, Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Weather Sheep, val. 17 s. and a Ewe Sheep, val. 17 s. on the 15th of Feb . last, but the Fact not being plainly proved upon her, she was acquitted .

Richard Lewis , and William Pierce , were indicted for stealing a Hog, value 30 s. on the 25th of Feb . last, the Goods of Thomas Millnor , but for want of sufficient Evidence, they were both acquitted .

Jervis Sheldon , was indicted for stealing 2 Chickens, and 2 Pound of Sausages, value 6 d. on the 18th of Jan . last, the Goods of Thomas Dowlin , which being plainly proved upon him, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. and accordingly he was order'd to be whipt .

John Sheffield , of St. Mary le Savoy , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Silk Hoods, value 8 s. and a Smock, value 4 s. on the 28th of Feb . last, the Goods of Anne Symonds , but the Matter not appearing plain against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Dorothy Whitehead , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt, value 5 s. on the 25th of Feb . last, the Goods of Henry Askill , but it not appearing plain against her, the Jury acquitted her.

Hannah Cartwright , of St. Anne's, Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt, a Silk Petticoats, and other wearing Apparel , on the 30th of December last, the Property of John Purdis .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner being a miserable Object, he took her out of the Streets, and employ'd her as a Servant , but missing his Goods, he suspected her, and accordingly charged her with the taking them. which she confess'd, and in Consequence of her Confession, the Jury found her guilty of single Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Harvey , John Eaton , Arabella Eaton , his Wife , and David Harvey , not yet taken, were indicted for feloniously stealing a Flower'd Silk Suit, a Holland Gown and Petticoat, lin'd with Green Silk, 1 Pair of Holland Sheets, 2 Linnen Table-Cloths, 3 Napkins, a Pair of Stays trimm'd with Silver, a Sattin Gown lin'd with Silk, 4 Silk Petticoats, a Dimitty Petticoat, 6 Yards of white Silk, 5 Yards of black Silk, 3 Yards of Flower'd Silk, a Twilight, (or covering for a Tea-Table ) a Pillow Case, and other Goods, on the 10th of March , the Goods of Jane Fielding , taken out of the House of David Harvey .

Jane Fielding depos'd, That she accidentally came acquainted with the Prisoners at Bristol, to which Place she came from Ireland, and brought the Goods with her from thence, where she left her Husband, who was a Soldier, and that having a Mind to come for London, she intrusted the Prisoners with the Management of her Affairs, who sent her Goods to Bath, and from thence they were sent to London; and that when she came to London herself, she took Lodgings at one Sarah Lattimbre 's House, and left the Goods in the House of David Harvey ; that she lay one Night at David Harvey 's House, and wanting Money, she open'd, her Trunk, and took out some of of her Goods, in order to pawn them; and that the Prisoners at the Bar being present, they took the Goods from her, and apply'd them to their own Use, without her Consent; and that Mary Harvey pawn'd some of them for 55 s. and afterwards charg'd her as a Thief, but not being able to prove her guilty of any thing of that Nature, they arrested her; and in the Interim they carried off all her Goods. She further said, That at the first Time of their robbing her in David Harvey 's House, she had a Person to stand by her; which, when John Eaton saw, he fetch'd a Press-Gang, and carried him off. She then troubled the Court with an incoherent Harrangue of her pawning her Rings to discharge some Debts she had contracted, and the Prisoners at the Bar being concerned in the making away the said Rings, &c.

She then call'd several Witnesses, to prove that the Goods mention'd in the Indictment were her's, and that the Prisoners at the Bar had them without her Consent; but their Depositions not concurring with each other, they had no other Effect than to prove that the Whole was a misterious Labyrinth, and that both the Prisoners and the Prosecutor were a contentious malicious People. The Evidences for the Prisoners confirm'd the same, there not being two of them who agreed in their Depositions; however, it appear'd to the Court, that the Prosecutor had put the Prisoners at some Expence at Bristol, that they had been at Charges on the Road to London, on her Account, and that she had acknowledg'd herself indebted to them; and furthermore, that she consented to the Pawning of some of those Goods with which she charged the Prisoners: Upon the Whole, the Jury acquitted them.

James Howard , was indicted for feloniously stealing seven Ounces of Goat's Hair, value 28 s. on the 1st of October last, the Property of Mr. Wigmore ; but the Evidence against him not being plain there being several Persons in the Room where the Hair was, and that when it was laid to the Prisoner's Charge it was wet, and consequently could not weigh so much after curl'd and drawn; and the Prisoner having an extraordinary Character from several reputable Witnesses, the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Harvey , and John Eaton , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting Henry Wilcox on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silk Purse, value 6 d. and 11 Guineas and an Half Guinea , on the 22d of October last.

Henry Wilcox depos'd, That on Sunday the 22d of October last, at 11 o'Clock at Night, as he had been advising about a Law Suit he had then depending, he met Mary Sullivane and Sarah Lawson, alias Clark , in Rider's Court, and that he went with them to Castle Court, in Castle Street , and there drank with them for some Time, when Mary Harvey came into the Room, whom he knew had Malice against him for some former Difference; and that afterwards, when he went out, Mary Harvey came up to him, and took the Money from him mention'd in the Indictment; and that after she had taken it, John Eaton and David Harvey knock'd him down, that he knew them all very well, and they knew him, but John Eaton and David Harvey made their Escape, whilst he secured Mary Harvey , who took his Money.

Mrs. Green depos'd, That on Sunday the 22d of October, about 11 at Night, she heard the Noise occasion'd by the Prosecutor and the Prisoners quarreling after they were gone out of her House, that she heard a Woman's Voice, crying out, Murder; going to see what the Matter was, she saw Mary Harvey and Wilcox in a high Dispute, she complaining of his assaulting her, and he saying she had robb'd him of 11 Guineas and a Cane; but this Deponent did not see that he was in the least Dirty, tho' he said he was knock'd down by John Eaton and David Harvey .

The Constable depos'd, That when they were brought to the Watch house, Mary Harvey charg'd Wilcox, and Wilcox charg'd Mary Harvey , each complaining of the Wrong they had suffer'd; but this Deponent did not discover, by any Marks of Dirt, or otherwise, that Wilcox had been knock'd down. This was likewise confirm'd by the Deposition of George Smith .

Mary Harvey said in her Defence, That there having been several Disputes in Law between them, Wilcox had done this out of Malice; to prove this, she produc'd an Evidence, who swore directly, that Henry Wilcox offer'd her five Guineas, if she would swear that Mary Harvey robb'd him of 11 Guineas and an Half; but she knowing nothing of the Matter, would not be tempted to forswear herself. This evidently proved, that the Prosecutor's Charge against them was unjust, upon which the Jury acquitted them.

Henry Jenkins , of St. Mary, Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 50 Pounds of Bacon, value 24 s. the Property of Edward Wade , but no Prosecutor appearing, his Recognizance was estreated .

Margaret Watts , of St. Sepulcbre's , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Shilling and Six-Pence in Money , the Property of Mary Savin , but it not being plainly prov'd upon her, she was acquitted .

Jane Colvert , was indicted for privately and feloniously stealing a Gold Watch, value 14 l. a Gold Seal, Ring, and a Sword, from the Person of Thomas Horsley ; but the Prosecutor not appearing, she was acquitted .

James Oviat , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, by extorting Money from Rodolphus Blank , threatning at the same Time, that if he would not give him according to his Demands, he would swear Sodomy against him .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner came up to him in St. James's Park , and behaved himself very indecently, which he not approving of, left him, that the Prisoner dog'd him home, and very insolently demanded Money of him, saying, if he would not give it him, he would swear Sodomy against him; and he fearing his Reputation might be call'd in Question, tho' he knew himself Innocent, he gave him a Guinea; but the Prisoner coming frequently to make his Demands, the Prosecutor chose rather to detect him in his Villany, than to be impos'd on any longer: But the Prisoner having an uncommon Share of Impudence, upon the Prosecutor's denying him any more Money, he took out a Warrant, and brought a Person to represent a Constable, insolently demanding Satisfaction; upon which the Prosecutor went along with him; but to the Mortification of this vile Bravado, he was soon taken into Custody himself and being committed to Newgate, he was very joyfully receiv'd by his old Acquaintances of that Place, who express'd a Surprize, that he had been so long from amongst them. His Villany appearing very plain, the Jury found him guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

Edward Brumpton , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in driving away 11 Cows, value 3 l. 10 s. the Goods of William Chaplin . It appear'd by the Deposition of the Prisoners Servant, that he made a Practice of driving Cattle out of the Fields to the Green-yard, and making an Advantage of that Practice, pretending they were stray'd Cattle. The Fact appearing plain upon him, the Jury found him guilty .

Mary Kitwell , was indicted for marrying a second Husband, her former Husband being alive ; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Joseph Shackle , of St. Bottolph without Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing 35 pound of Mohair, value 3 l. and five pound of Raw Silk , on the 23d of Jan . last, the Goods of Sir Randolph Knipe .

Mr. Sidebottom depos'd, That one Wood, did at several Times bring the Mohair to him to sell, and that he not suspecting it to be stolen, bought it of him, and encouraged him to bring more; but when he came to bring Raw Silk, this Deponent began to question the Matter; upon which Wood brought out the Prisoner, who, upon being apprehended, confess'd he took it out of the Warehouse of Sir Randolph Knipe .

James Wood depos'd, That the Prisoner had persuaded him to sell the Mohair for him, and that at several Times he had receiv'd a considerable Quantity of Mohair of him, and sold it to Mr. Sidebottom; but the Prisoner saying it was Sir Randolph's, this Deponent wanted to see Sir Randolph, to know the Certainty of it; though to oblige the Prisoner, he told Mr. Sidebottom he had it from a Mate of a Ship, who brought it from beyond Sea, but by the Care of Mr. Sidebottom, the Prisoner was detected, and by the Jury found guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Price , of St. Bottolph without Aldgate was indicted for feloniously stealing Pewter Plates value 5 s. on the 29th of Jan . last, the Property of Jonathan Broadhurst .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That on the 29th of January, the prisoner came to his House and sold him some New Pewter, and that after he was gone he miss'd the Plates, and pursuing, overtook the Prisoner counting the Plates under a Lamp Which being plainly proved upon him, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Hopkins , alias Reaves , of St. Bride's, in the Ward of Farringdon Without , was indicted for privately stealing 13 Guineas in Money, from the Person of Benjamin Taylor , on the 1st of Feb , last; but the Prosecutor not appearing, her Recognizance was estreated .

Mr. Savage and Mr. Gregory pleaded his Majesty's Pardon; and their Bail were discharg'd. They were convicted for the Murder of James Sinclair .

Jeremiah Andrews , was Fined three Nobles , for riding away with a Horse , he pleaded guilty .

The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows:

Received Sentence of Death 8.

Benjamin Branch , Martin Bellamy , William Shann , Margaret Wallis , alias Stainens, John Potter , Margaret Murphew , James Stagles , and Richard Kehne .

Burnt in the Hand 4.

Mary Kidnell , Thomas Lloyd , Edward Adams , and Hookey Lovett.

To be Whipt 1.

Gervis Sheldon.

Transportation 37.

John Pidgeon , Peter Lucas , Sarah Smith , Thomas Davis , Thomas Kenneda , John Burk , Ann Ashby , Paul Bauldry , Elizabeth Field , John Steward , Elizabeth Davis , James Hestridge , Sarah Symonds , James Picket , Ann Hews , Mary Maccoy , Thomas Bartlett , John Thompson , Joseph Bloxom , Elizabeth Winnock , Sarah Burton , Joseph Morgan , Easter Wheatley, John Oxford , Sarah Hudson , Alice Oakley , Timothy Moor , John Richardson , Michael Evans , Judith Bray , Duncam Steward , Grace Cornish , Joseph Shackle , John Price , James Barnes , William Parsons , Hannah Cartwright .

Jeremiah Andrews , was Fined three Nobles , for riding away with a Horse , he pleaded guilty .

Edward Bromfield , for driving away Cattle to the Green-Yard, fined five Marks.

James Oviat , to stand on the Pillory for an Hour near Charing-Cross, to suffer three Months Imprisonment, and to pay a Fine of three Nobles.

Henry Wilcox , in Order to qualify him to prosecute Mary Harvey , John Eaton , and Mary Eaton his Wife, was admitted to plead his Majesty's most gracious Pardon on Wednesday the 28th of February. He was convicted for a Robbery on the Highway.

On the last Day of the Sessions John White pleaded his Majesty's most gracious Pardon; he stood convicted for returning from Transportation. As did George Kidger , for Sodomy: Henry Jones , for picking a Pocket: William Newman , for stealing a Watch: Peter Piercy , for Murder: Thomas Warwick , for Stealing two Gold Rings: And James Cherry , and John Brown , for different Felonies.

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