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Old Bailey Proceedings, 1st May 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 COUNTRY of MIDDLESEX.

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, being the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 6th, and 7th of May, 1728, 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 Right Honourable Sir Robert Raymond ; the Honourable Mr. Baron Hale; the Honourable Mr. Justice Price; the Honourable Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder of the City of London; and John Raby , Esq; Serjeant 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.

Thomas Wintworth ,

Oliver Gorstelow ,

William Perkins ,

George Boheme ,

William Cose ,

John Warden ,

Matthew Hassell ,

Edward Mellton ,

Henry Thorlton ,

John Waite ,

Hugh Saunders ,

James Northridge .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Whiteband ,

Joseph Wooten ,

John Walker ,

Robert Beck ,

William Sutton ,

John Wright ,

William Underwood ,

Paul Hussey ,

Peter Burdone ,

Thomas Painter ,

George Collson ,

Alexander Dicks .

The following Prisoners were indicted for Facts not Material, and found Guilty as follows, viz.

Elizabeth Watkins , of St. Bride's , was indicted for stealing 8 Guineas, a Gold Ring, some Silver and wearing Apparel , the Property of Allice Tunnell , and found guilty to the Value of 39 s.

Transportation. See summary

George Scabrook of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for the Murder of James Gibbons , on the 22d of March last, by giving him Several Bruises on the Head and Body, of which he instantly died . He was a second Time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for the Aforesaid Murder; to both which Indictments he pleaded, Not Guilty.

Edward Davis depos'd, That the Prisoner and he being drinking together in St. John's-street , the Deceas'd came into the House with a Woman, and a Difference arising between the Deceas'd and the Woman, She smote him on the Face and flung the Drink upon him, which the Deceas'd resenting, he beat her, and the Prisoner thinking he us'd her too cruelly, told the Deceas'd, It was a Shame for a Man to beat a Woman: Upon which the Deceas'd took Occasion to Quarrel with the Prisoner, and challenged him to fight, and that notwithstanding this Deponent and others would have dissuaded him from fighting, he was obstinate, and continued to provoke the Prisoner till he went into the Yard and fought him; that the Deceas'd first, and the Prisoner returning the Blow, the Deceas'd fell, getting up he stagger'd. fell again, and died immediately. This Relation being confirm'd by the Depositions of several Witnesses, the Jury acquitted him.

William Fuller , of Kensington , was indicted for the Murder of Edward Bryan , on the 14th of March last, by giving him several Wounds and Bruises with his Hands and Feet, of which Wounds and Bruises he instantly died . He was a second Time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition; to both which Indictments he pleaded Not guilty.

Mary Harris depos'd, That she heard the Deceas'd and the Prisoner Quarrel on the 14th of March, in the Morning, but by the Interposition of the Prisoner's Master, they were then prevented from fighting, though they fought in the Evening, when after several Falls on either side, the Deceas'd said, he had enough, and that then they parted, an Hour after which he died.

Henry Thomas depos'd, That he would have persuaded the Deceas'd not to fight, and that others used the like Intreaties, but he would not be prevailed with, that after they had fought as before, they shook Hands, both affirming they were not angry with each other; and that then the Deceas'd went with this Deponent to a publick House, said he was sick, drank a little Rum, and soon died.

Henry Bristow , and Charles Leavenstone , depos'd to the like Effect, both agreeing that the Deceas'd was the Occasion of the Encounter.

Mr. Banks, the Surgeon depos'd, That he carefully view'd the Body, but found no external Bruises, and opening it, found in the Cavity of his Belly 2 Gallons of extravacated Blood, by which it appear'd some of his Vessels had been broke; but whether it was by a Fall, Strain, or violent Wrench, he could not tell. Upon the Whole, the Jury found him guilty of Manslaughter .

Branding. See summary

Joseph Johnson , of St. Bennet's Gracechurch-street , was indicted for privately stealing a Gold Ring, value 15 s. in the Shop of George Joyns , on the 17th of March .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his Shop under pretence of buying a Gold Ring, and he shewing him several, he took up one, and slung down a Bath-metal one in the stead of it, and running with it out of the Shop, the Prosecutor call d out, Stop Thief; and upon that he was soon apprehended, and the Ring found upon him; and being brought back he confess'd it on his Knees, and begg'd, as it was the first Time, the Prosecutor would be merciful.

The Constable who took the Prisoner, depos'd, That when he took him he confess'd the Fact, and pulling the Ring out of his Mouth, said, it was the first Time he had ever done such a Thing, and begg'd they would be merciful to him. He said in his Defence, That he was employ'd by a young Woman to buy a Ring for her, and that she gave him a Bath-metal one to match the Size, and that through Mistake he left the Bath-metal one upon the Counter, and took away the Gold one: But it appearing that he ran out of the Shop, and continuing to run when pursued, and his confessing it being attested both by the Prosecutor and Constable, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

William Septon , of Islington , was indicted for assaulting Henry Bunn on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch value 3l. 2 Pieces of Foreign Gold, value 11 s. and 8 s. in Silver , on the 27th of April last.

Mr. Bunn depos'd, That about 9 o'Clock on Saturday last at Night, near Cambray House , he was set upon by the Prisoner and two other Persons, who took from him his Watch and Money, that he was certain the Prisoner was one of them, for it was not so dark but he had a plain View of him.

Francis Cockin depos'd, That the Prisoner's Sister had lodg'd at his House for some Time, and that the Prisoner coming to see her on the first of May, he pull'd out a Watch, and ask'd this Deponent to lend him two Guineas on it, which he did, that after this, he the Prisoner quarrell'd with his Sister; insomuch that she came down Stairs and told this Deponent, That she did believe her Brother was upon some desperate Design, for he had pulled out a loaded Pistol, and said, he would shoot the first Man who came to apprehend him; she therefore begg'd of this Deponent to get Constable and secure him, for she feared he would either shoot her or himself, and he taking her Advice they secured him; and he then believing that the Watch was not honestly come by, look'd for the Maker's Name on the Dial-Plate, and found out the Maker, who found out the Prosecutor; who depos'd, That the Watch was his, and the same Watch was taken from him as aforesaid. The Constable depos'd, That Mr. Cockin and the Prisoner's Sister coming to him, and saying they believ'd he was either a Highway-man, or a Street-Robber, he went and secured him; at which Time he had a Pistol in his Hand, that they carried him to the Round House, and there he was search'd, that they found in his Pockets a Thimble and a Snuff-Box, which he said he took from a Milk-woman; and a Gold Ring, which he said he took from a Gentleman on Black-Heath: At the same Time he confess'd his robbing the Prosecutor, and having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Laurence Clinsmith , of St. George's Hanover-Square , was indicted for privately and feloniously stealing 9 China Dishes, a Silver Porringer, 4 Silver Forks, 2 Silver Candlesticks, 2 Silver Hasted Knives, and several other valuable Goods, the Property of Bernard, Count Welderen , the young Countess Welderen , and other Persons , on the 18th of March last; and Elizabeth Lewis , and Owen Golegar were indicted for receiving the same knowing them to be stolen .

Mr. Van-a-peer depos'd, That the Goods mentioned in the Indictment were the Goods of Bernard Count Welderen, &c. and that the Prisoner at the Bar had made Confession before Justice Blagney, of his taking them out of the House of the said Bernard Count Welderen, and the Manner in which he had desposed of them: The Confession being read in Court, the Substance of it was, That he, Lawrence Clinsmith, had taken divers Goods out of the House of Bernard Count Welderen, in particular 2 Silver Candlesticks, and other Things, which he carried to a Woman, who gave him 20 s. for them, and that she making much of him, he stole at another Time out of the House of Bernard Count Welderen, 9 China Dishes, which he carried to the same Woman, and that presenting them to her, in Gratuity she obliged him with a Night's Lodging with her; that he afterwards took a Silver Porringer out of the House, which was the Goods of Count Weldern's Brother; that with a Poker he endeavoured to break into some Rooms in the House, and designed to steal and bear away such Things as he could find, that he had taken a Silver Hasted Knife, and gave it to Elizabeth Lewis , that he had stolen several Things out of the House which belonged to the Servants of Count Welderen; and that by the Advice of a Black-Shoe-Boy, had stole out of the House four Silver Forks and a Silver and Spoon, and that the said Boy, had with a Hatcher, cut off the Coat of Arms which were on the Forks and Spoon, and that he, Lawrence Clinsmith , had put off his own Cloaths, and put on those of the Black-Shoe-Boy; in which Dress he went to a Silver Smith (where he was stopp'd) in order to sell the said Plate.

Mr. Montgomery depos'd, That the Prisoner came to him on the 18th of March last, and offered him four Silver Forks and a Silver Spoon to Sale, and that this Deponent stopping him, he said he found them, that he was Count Welderen's Boy, and that his Master was gone to Dutch-land; but upon this Deponent's sending for a Constable, he confess'd he stole he them out of the House of his Master Bernard, Count Welderen.

Walter Brown depos'd, that he being the Officer who was charg'd with the Prisoner, he would have persuaded him to take the Spoons to himself, and let him go, saying, he would go to Holland: He further told this Deponent, That he was a Servant to the Dutch Embassador, and that he had stolen the Goods out of his Excellency's House. The Fact appearing plain against him, and his own Confession being sign'd with his own Hand, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

But there being no plain Proofs against Elizabeth Lewis and Owen Golegar , as Accessories, they were both acquitted .

Benjamin Johnson , of Edmington , was indicted for stealing a Grey Gelding, value 40 s. on the 15th of January last, the Property of James Crew . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lost the Horse from Grass about Christmas last, and that he afterwards stealing a Horse something like his, he fell in Discount with the Person who rode on it, who said he was going to New-Prison, to speak with a Prisoner who could very likely give an Account of it, for he was in Trouble about a Horse; accordingly that Person whose Name in George Cann , informed him, That Ben Johnson could help him to the House; upon which he went to Ben Johnson, and by his Directions found the Horse at the House of Mr. Lane, of Whitechapel.

Mr. Lane depos'd, That he had the Gelding of Ben Johnson, in Exchange for another, and Ben Johnson not being able to give an Account how he came by it the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Richard Nichols , of St. Mary Le Bone , was indicted for privately and feloniously stealing 9 Silver Watches and a Gold Watch, the Property of Mr. Morran and others, out of the Shop of Mr. Andrew Morran , on the 1st of December last. And John Perkins was indicted as Accessory, he receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen .

Mr. Morran depos'd, That he hearing of Thomas Neaves being taken up for other Facts, went to him, who informed him, that he, with the Prisoner Richard Nichols, took the Watches out of his Shop Window, and directed Mr. Morran at the same Time where he might find 3 of the Watches in pawn, which he found accordingly. One of the Watches being produced in Court, which, the Prosecutor swore he found by the Directions of Thomas Neaves. Mr. Bridle swore that it was his Father's Watch, and that he carried it to Mr Morran to be mended.

Mr. Taylor produced another of the Watches, which appeared to be Mr. Morran's, and that it was pawn'd to Mr. Taylor on the very Day that it was stolen from Mr. Morran.

Thomas Neaves depos'd, That on the first of December last, he, with four others and the Prisoner, seeing the Prosecutor's Show-Glass with the Watches in it in the Shop Window, and no Body in the Shop, they agreed to steal it away, but they observing a Barber in his Shop on the other Side the Way, were afraid of being detected; but to avoid that, Nichols, the Prisoner, went over to the Barber, and under the Pretence of wanting a Peruke, he placed, himself so as the Barber could not see them take away the Show-Glass: That after they had taken it, Nichols came up to them, and said this is Rum enough; that they then went to Perkins's House in White Horse Alley in Chick-lane, and that Night Perkins sent his Wife out with 3 of the Watches, and pawned two others himself, that the Silver Watches that remained, and the Money for which some of them were sold, was equally divided amongst them and that the Gold Watch, he, this Deponent Neaves, said, he carried to Shrewsbury, and sold it for 8 l.

Robert Alboni the Barber depos'd, That on the Day that the Prosecutor was robb'd, and about the same Time, the Prisoner Nichols came to his Shop, under pretence of buying a Wig and that he put one on and look'd at himself in the Glass, and laid it down, saying, he would call for it in a Fortnight.

Mr. Cook depos'd, That he pawn'd a Watch for Perkins, at one Wilson's on Saffron-Hill, which Watch being produced in Court it was owned by the Prosecutor. There were two Persons appeared in Court, John Bellinger , and George Nichols , the Prisoner's Brother, who depos'd, That the Prisoner was in their Company on Friday the first of December, from 8 in the Morning till Nine at Night; but their Evidence not having that Weight to overpoise the positive Evidence against Nichols on the contrary, and the several plain and undeniable Circumstances, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

And Perkins guilty as Accessory.

Transportation. See summary

Elizabeth Lewis , of Twickenham , was indicted for feloniously stealing five Gold Rings set with Diamonds, value 9 l. 9 Serjeants Rings, value 2 l. 14 s. 2 Guineas, a Broad Piece, and several other Things of Value, the Property of John Raby , Serjeant at Law , in the Dwelling-House of the said Mr. Serjeant Raby , on the 9th of February last.

Mr. Chambers depos'd, That when the Goods were miss'd he advertised them in Mist's Journal, and that the Day the Advertisement was published, one Mr. Higgins came and told him, he had taken the Prisoner, with the Rings, &c. which were produced in Court, and Mr. Chambers swore, that they were Mr. Serjeant Raby's: Her Confession was likewise read in Court, and sign'd with her own Hand, in which she said, That she being entertained as a Charr-woman in Mr. Serjeant Raby's House, whilst a Servant Maid was sick, she took the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, and moved with them from Twickenham. to the House of Mr. Thomas Higgins , where she was taken: The Fact appearing plain, the Jury found her Guilty . Death .

Mary Jenkyns , of St. Bennet's Paul's Wharf , was indicted for privately stealing 4 Guineas, a Gold Ring, and a Bath-metal Snuff-Box, from the Person of John Anthony , on the 22d of March The Prosecutor depos'd, That he coming from the Bell-Inn in Friday-street, and enquiring the Way for Birchin-Lane, the Prisoner told him. if he would be at the Expence of a Coach she would bear him Company, which he agreeing to, they got into a Coach, and by whose Directions, he could not tell, were set down at a Tavern near Doctors Commons , where he gave her a Pint of Wine, and coming out of the Tavern he miss'd his Box, in which was the Money and Ring; and getting her secured it was found upon her at the Watch-house.

Mr. Ray the Constable depos'd, That he search'd her as far as Modesty would permit, and not finding it, he charg'd Jane Jewell to search her further.

Jane Jewell depos'd, That the Prisoner being stript she felt the Box in a Place not to be mention'd with Modesty; and calling the Constable, with shaking and disturbing her the Box fell from her, and was taken up by Mr. Mayo, and it being opened in the Presence of the Constable and others, they found the Money and the Ring in it, as mentioned in the Indictment. She said in her Defence, That the Prosecutor gave it her for Favours receiv'd; and as if Lewdness would extenuate her Crimes, she seem'd pleased at the Repetition of her Beastality, the Jury found her Guilty . Death .

Joseph Prince , of St. Mary, Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously breaking and entring the Dwelling-House of Edward Hoar , about four of the Clock in the Afternoon, on the 26th of March last (the said Edward Hoar being therein) and stealing a Suit of Cloaths, a Satten Gown, 2 Linnen Gowns, a lac'd Handkerchief, a black Silk Petticoat, a Callamanco Petticoat, and several other Things, to the Value of 4 l.

Edward Hoar depos'd, That the Sash at which the Prisoner got in, he himself had nail'd down, and it was fast in the Morning, but he coming down Stairs, found it broke open, and the Prisoner in the House, with Part of the Goods mention'd in the Indictment in his Pocket, and the other Part bundled up, in order to carry off; that upon his being apprehended he confess'd the Fact, that he came in at the Window, and begg'd Pardon.

Sarah Hoar depos'd, That she came down first, and found him in the House, confirming the Deposition of her Husband Edward Hoar , in every particular.

John Tipping and Daniel Moor severally depos'd, That they being Journeymen in the House, and hearing their Landlady Sarah Hoar cry out, they went down, and saw the Prisoner in the House, with Part of the Goods in his Pocket, and the others Bundled up to carry away; they likewise heard him confess, that he came in at the Window, and beg Pardon. The Fact being very plain, and he not having the least Excuse to make in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

Hether Landale , of Alhallows Barkin, near the Tower , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Tankard. value 6 l. on the 24 th of April last, the Property (and in the House) of John Cummings .

He was a 2d Time indicted for privately stealing a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. the Property (and in the House) of John Yateman , on the 24th of March, 1726-7 .

To the first Indictment, Elizabeth Cummings depos'd, That the Prisoner came into her House with another Person, and call d for a Tankard of Drink, that they call'd for Pen and Ink, pretending to have great Business, and afterwards sent for Meat to a Cook's Shop in the Neighbourhood, but not liking it when it came, the other Person said he would fetch some Veal, and presently the Prisoner offer'd to go out himself hastily, but this Deponent fearing that her Tankard was not safe, and the Reckoning not being paid, she stopp'd him, and found the Tankard was gone.

Jasper Bensh , and the Daughter of the Prosecutor confirm'd the Prisoner's being in Company with another Person; that the Tankard was convey'd away at the Time that they were intrusted with it, and that the other Person being gone, the Prisoner endeavour'd to force his way out likewise, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

To the 2d Indictment, Mrs. Yateman depos'd, That the Prisoner came to her House on the 24th of March was Twelvemonth, and seemed positive in the Person, that he took away a Silver Tankard, and brought her Daughter, who like wise seem'd positive as to his Person; but the Prisoner calling Mr. Allen and Mr. Ewell, they severally depos'd, That he was then, and had been for 2 Years past a close confin'd Prisoner in Newgate, till discharg'd by his Majesty's most gracious Pardon last Sessions. The Prosecutor infinuated to the Court, that he might have been let out to commit Robberies, and then go back again; but the Evidence of Mr. Allen and Mr. Ewell gaining more Credit than that vulgur Insinuation, and it appearing incongruous, that they should run the Risque of forfeiting their Reputation, and laying all that is valuable at Stake, at the Mercy of a Villain, who would, no Doubt, embrace the Opportunity of Running away, sooner than return to meet Justice in the Face, and run the Hazzard of his Life, by standing a Trial. Upon this last Indictment, the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Hendron , John Wheeler , and Margaret Pendergrass , were indicted upon a Statute of the 3d of Harry the VIIth, for aiding and abetting Richard Russel , in forcibly and unlawfully marrying and defiling Sibble Morris ; against her Will , on the 5th of March last, the said Sibble Morris being a Maiden, and having an Estate.

Anne Holliday , Servant to Mrs. Morris, depos'd, That Mrs. Hendron asked her to bring her young Mistress to see her in Feb. last, and that upon her Intercession they went, that she prevail'd with them to go with her to Mrs. Pendergrass's, where they saw Richard Russel, but nothing extraordinary happened at that Time; however, Mrs. Henderon endeavour'd to make them have a good Opinion of Russel, saying, he was a rich Merchant in the City, that dealt in Oyls, Silks, and other Goods of Value. After this, she prevail'd with them to come a second Time, and going towards Hendron's House, they met one Peggy Johnson, and one Kitty Pendergrass , the Daughter of Pendergrass the Prisoner, who told them that Mrs. Hendron was not at home, but wanted to see them, and desired they would come to her at a House in New Round Court, in the Strand . Mrs. Morris was against going there, but she and the Maid were both pull'd along by Peggy Johnson and Kitty Pendergrass, to the House of one Murphew in Round Court; that Mrs. Hendron, and Margaret Pendergrass the Prisoners, stood at the Door, and obliged them to come in, pulling Miss Morris through a long dark Entry into a Room where the Windows were shut up with Shutters, and there were Candles and a great deal of Company. Mrs. Morris being surpriz'd at this, would have turned back, but was hindred by Hendron who lock'd the Door upon her and the Maid, and upon their saying they would cry out, she said that would signify nothing, for no Body could hear them. Immediately Russel came up to Mrs. Morris, and asked her to tell her Christian Name, which she refused, and was in a great surprize and Fright; that a Person in the Habit and Appearance of a Clergyman being there, came up to them, when Hendron and a Person who officiated as Clerk, forcibly held her up, she being ready to faint, and the Person began the Ceremony, but Mrs. Morris did not answer to the Questions put to her, she only said she would not be married: However, he proceeded in the Ceremony, and Hendron and Pendergrass said, she did answer, that she came there to be married, and that she was only Faint-hearted, tho' all this Time she was in the utmost Confusion, and even lost the Power of Speech and Strength to support herself under such Usage. After this Mock-Marriage, Hendron and others dragg'd her up Stairs to a Bed-Chamber, which was also shut up with Shutters, and Kitty Pendergrass and Peggy Johnson, pulled off her Cloaths by Force, Hendron holding her Hands; and that one Mrs. Rigy was there present while all this was done, that they forc'd her into Bed, and that Hendron held her down in Bed, and commanded this Deponent to go down Stairs, which she was obliged to do, tho' she complained that it was a Shame they should use her Mistress so; that upon the Stairs she met Russel undress'd, and upon his going into the Room, Hendron lock'd the Door and came down, leaving them together; after this the Prisoners and others for about Half an Hour were very merry, till Mrs. Morris and Russell came down Stairs; that they would have had Mrs. Morris to have eat some Supper with them, but she refused it, and would go home that Russell went Part of the Way with them. She being cross-examined as to Margaret Pendergrass, this Deponent said, She was at the Door of the House with Mrs. Hendron, when Mrs. Morris was drag'd through the Entry, and that she was in the Room all the while where the pretended Marriage was; that she told Mrs. Morris she must be married to Russell; it would be to her Advantage that she consented to, and commended what was done, that she came up Stairs into the Room while her Daughter Kitty Pendergrass assisted in forcing off the Cloaths of Mrs. Morris, that the Door was unlock'd to let her in, that she staid there a little while, and then went down into the Room where the Supper was. This Deponent, being ask'd, if she did not take the Measure of her Mistress Finger, in Order to have a Ring made to it, which Measure she brought to Hendron's House, she said, she did not take the Measure of her Mistress's Finger; but upon some Proof of her bringing some Measure to Mrs. Hendron's House, she confess'd she brought a Measure to Hendron's House, as the Measure of her Mistress's Finger, but it was without her Mistress's Knowledge, and that having once mention'd such a Thing to her, she would not suffer it; that Hendron by her Insinuations having made her believe that her Mistress's Marriage would be much to her Advantage, she was betray'd to that Indiscretion. As to Wheeler, she said he was not in the Room at the Marriage, nor did he appear when any of the Violencies were acted, but only at Supper with the rest of the Company.

Mrs. Sibble Morris confirm'd the Particulars of her Maid's Deposition, with regard to the forcible Marriage, and forcing her to Bed, that Hendron was the chief Actor, that she was held up in the Time of the Ceremony, did not answer to the Matrimonial Responses, was dragg'd up to the Bed-Chamber, forced into Bed against her Will and Consent, that Richard Russell had Carnal Knowledge of her Body, and had given her the foul Distemper, making an Advantage of her Surprize and Weakness, and tho' she resisted to the utmost of her Strength, he held her down in Bed and overcame her, and when she cried out, stopt her Mouth, that Pendergrass was present at the Marriage, was in the Room a little while where they were forcing off her Cloaths, and assisted and persuaded to the Marriage, and consented to all that was acted, but did not remember that Wheeler was in the Room or at the Marriage, or in the Bed-Chamber, or was privy to any Violence.

Mr. Allen depos'd, That he was the Person who officiated as Clerk and that he provided the Parson by the Persuasion and Importunity of Wheeler, who had been with him four or five Times before he would consent to have any Thing to do with it, but Wheeler told him it was to marry a Gentleman to a Servant Maid, with whom he had fallen in love, and to that End he appointed to meet him and the Parson (whose Name is Evans, a Parson at the Fleet) at the seven Stars in Cross-street, Long-Acre, where they met, and from thence went to the House of one Murphew in New. Round Court in the Strand, where this Deponent said, Russell and his Accomplices were met together; and that when they went to perform the Ceremony Mrs. Morris trembled, and he could not perceive that she gave her Consent, but on the contrary refused it; upon which he told the Parson he might shut up his Books, for they were not like to make a Wedding of it, but some of the Company saying, she answered to the Questions put to her, the Parson went through the Form of Matrimony, that Pendergrass, the Prisoner, affirmed she spoke, and that she came to be married, and was only Faint-hearted, tho' this Deponent said, for his own Part, he heard her say, she would not be married, yet the Parson went on with the Ceremony, and after the Ceremony was concluded they left them.

Jonathan Daniel depos'd, That Wheeler, the Parson and Clerk, came to his House at the 7 Stars in Cross-street, Long-Acre, and went up Stairs, and by some Passages he did believe there was something going forward which was not fair, and that soon after they were gone Margaret Pendergrass the Prisoner, came to his House and enquired for such People, and upon his saying they were gone, she stamp'd with her Foot, and said she had rather have given five Pounds than be disappointed.

Mr. Morris (the Father of the injur'd Gentlewoman) depos'd, That she had an Estate, which was at present 20 Pounds per Annum clear to her (and would be more) in Southampton-street, Covent-Garden, which Estate was left her by a deceas'd Uncle; he farther said, That this pretended Marriage being on the Tuesday, on the Thursday following a Gentleman pretending to be a Friend to Russel, came and acquainted him of his Daughter's Marriage, (which Gentleman afrerwards appear'd in Court, and depos'd he was sent by Margaret Pendergrass, as Russells Friend) that he being surpriz'd at this, went immediately to his Daughter and ask'd her about it; to which she answered, she had been vilely impos'd on and barbarously used under the Pretence of a Marriage, but for Fear and Shame she had not acquainted him with it (she being a young Girl between 16 and 17 Years of Age.) That Russell came to him on the Saturday, but he would not have any Conversation with him, and that since he is absconded. Mary Hendron, and Margaret Pendergrass, were found Guilty . Death .

And as Wheeler was employed by Margaret Pendergrass to get a Parson, and might be imposed on by her, as it did not appear that he was privy to any Force at the Marriage or otherwise, he was acquitted .

Thomas Frost , was indicted for assaulting Mary Foster on the Highway, on the 23d of April last, and taking from her a Silk and Cotton Handkerchief, value 6d. But notwithstanding the Prosecutor swore postively to his Person, and several Circumstances concurring therewith, he had the good Fortune to escape, several appearing to his Character; the Jury acquitted him; But at the Conclusion of the Sessions they desired he might not be discharged out of Custody till he had given Security for his good Behaviour.

Jane Joyns , was indicted for privately stealing one Guineas and a Moidore, from the Person of Edward Gathie , on the 24th of Feb. last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That she pick'd him up in Smithfield and he went with her to a Brandy Shop and gave her a Dram, and after that another Dram; and that in Gratuity she carried him to her Lodgings and gave him a Dram, &c. and then he miss'd his Money, and tho' he confes'd he was in Drink, yet he remembered his Mistress carried him to Mary Fowler 's, in White Horss Alley, Chick-Lane; but he not being able to prove the Fact upon her, she was acquitted .

William Lucas was indicted for stealing two Books, value 3 s. the Property of William Reason , and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

Transportation. See summary

Elizabeth Waters , and Thomas Yellop , of St. Andrew's Holborn , were indicted for feloniously stealing two Pair of Velvet Breeches, and other Goods , the Property of Moses Kendale and other Persons. The Fact appearing plain upon Yellop, he was found guilty to the Value of 39 s but Elizabeth Waters was acquitted .

Transportation. See summary

William Brown , of Bishopsgate-street , was indicted for stealing 16 Bushels of Oats, value 30 s. on the 4th of April last; the Property of Thomas Long . It appeared that the Prisoner being a Coachman , and the Horses he drove, the Prosecutor's, he had only taken a larger Quantity of Oats than his Master allow'd, and out of respect to his Horses he lost the respect of his Master, and brought himself under this Prosecution: But the Court considering the Matter, severely reprimanded the Prosecutor, and acquitted the Prisoner.

Mary Fowler , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for stealing a Brass Candlestick, value 9 d. and some money, from the Person of Robert Ward . The Prosecutor depos'd, That coming from the Necessary House, (which is an open Court for the Use of the several Houses there) with a Candle and Candlestick in his Hand, four Women took hold of him, and violently hustled him into a House and the Prisoner being one of them, they took away the Candlestick and gave it to the Prisoner, who carried it to pawn, and in that House he had his Money taken away, but he could not say the Prisoner had it: However, it appeared that she and one Margaret Noon took away the Candelestick as aforesaid, for which the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 9 d.

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This Mary Fowler, has for some Time kept a notorious Bawdy House in White Horse Alley, Chick-Lane, at which Place unthinking simple Sots have been frequently ensnared, gull'd, &c. and several of the Strumpets have been brought out of the House to Justice; but the Mother being in a fair Way for a long Voyage, it is hoped the Crew will be dispersed into other Quarters.

Jonathan Drew was indicted for cutting the Pocket of Elizabeth Dun , and taking from thence some Money , which appearing plain upon him, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Thomas Mason , was indicted for stealing several Pieces of Goods from Persons unknown, and a Linnen Apron, value 6 d the Goods of Steward Bass , and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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William Russell , William Holden and Robert Crouch , of St Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting Martha Hyde on the Highway, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Broadcloth Coat, value forty Shillings, a Looking-Glass, value 30 and a Gown, Apron, and other Goods, value 30 s. on the 8th of December last.

James Dalton depos'd, That he in Company with the three Prisoners, on the 8th of March last, overtaking the Prosecutor about 9 at Night in Fleetstreet, they agreed to snatch the Bundle from her, but not having an Opportunity in Fleet-street, they followed her from thence to Lincoln's-Inn-Fields , where Crouch knock'd her down, and Russell ran away with the Bundle. When they opened the Bundle, he said, they Found in it several Aprons, a Womans Mourning Gown, and 3 Black Hoods, and that when they took the Bundle there was a Looking-Glass in it, but it not being bound up well, it fell out and broke to Pieces: He said that they sold the Bundle altogether, to one Susan Watts , a Buyer of stolen Goods, for 24 s. (which in their Language is call'd a Lock) and to their great mortification they heard afterwards, that there was forty Shillings in money wrapt up in Rag, which was contain'd in the Bundle.

Mary Hide depos'd, That she was knock'd down in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields at the Time aforsaid, and that a bundle was taken from her, in which was the Goods and Money mentioned in the Indictmemt.

Bartholomew Nichols depos'd, That he saw Russell and Crouch at a Brandy Shop soon after this happen'd, when a Quarrel arising between them, Russell said to Crouch, If you meddle with Nichols, I'll cut the Coat off your Back, for it is the Woman's Coat which I knock'd down in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, and I have as much Right to it as you. He further depos'd, That to his certain Knowledge, Crouch pawn'd an old Coat to pay for the Alteration of this Coat, and that the Coat had a picked Cape of Cloth, which he had taken off, and a Velvet Cape set on instead thereof.

Mr. Willis depos'd, That when he took Russell, he confess'd his taking these Goods, and that they were sold for about 22 s. And Dalton further said, That when Russell was taken, he said he did not value it, for as much as he should die among such Brave Fellows. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found them all three Guilty . Death .

James Smith , of St. Bride's , was indicted for breaking the House of Mr. Richard Corbet , on the 28th of January , in the Night-time, and taking thence a Silver Snuff-Box, value 30 s. 2 Silver Watches, value 8 l. a Pair of Buckles, and 5 l. in Money .

Mr. Corbet depos'd, That the Prisoner being his Servant , he took the Goods mentioned in the Indictment at the Time aforesaid, and that he had broke open several Locks to come at the said Goods.

John Tomlin depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner sign his Confession, in which he said, he took the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, out of the House of Mr. Corbet, and that he broke open the Drawers to come at the said Goods.

Robert Hews depos'd, That he being likewise a Servant to Mr. Corbet, he lock'd the Doors over Night, and that he took the Money mentioned in the Indictment and locked it safe up, and that in the Morning the Doors were found open, and the Prisoner and the Money gone. The Fact appearing plain upon him, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

James Parr , of Bishopsgate-street , was indicted for privately and feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. 10 s. out of the Dwelling-House of Adam Brown , on the 3d of April last.

Elizabeth Brown depos'd, That the Tankard was left in a Room in her House in Custody of the Prisoner, and that he was no sooner gone but the Tankard was missing.

Edward York depos'd, That he bought the Tankard of a Man and Woman, for which he gave them 6 l. 7 s. that they call'd each other Mother and Son, but he could not be positive that the Prisoner was the Man.

Lettice Benson depos'd, That the Prisoner came to her House, and calling her Mother, said, an old Gentlewoman had left his Wife a Silver Tankard, and desired her to go with him to sell it, which she did, not knowing it to be stolen, and that they sold it to Mr York for 6 l. 7 s. out of which he paid her some Money which he owed her. This was likewise confirmed by Sarah Dawson ; the Tankard being produced in Court, Mr. York depes'd, that it was the same which was sold to him; and the Prosecutor depos'd, That it was the same which was stolen out of his House, nothing being plainer, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Mary Taylor , alias Davis , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Moidores, and five Shillings in Silver, from the Person of Jacob Hawthorn on the 29th of April last.

Jacob Hawthorn depos'd, That on the 29th of April about Ten at Night, the Prisoner asked him to give her a Pint of Beer, which he consenting too, she carried him to the George near White-Fryers Dock , and that going up Stairs, she would have him call for a Winchester, (or Quart) that presently there came up 3 or 4 Women, and that the Prisoner then lock'd the Door and put the Key in her Pocket, and that falling upon him without any Provocation, she beat out one of his Teeth, and loosened another, so that it has hung by Geometry ever since, that she slung him down and fell upon him, and said she would cut his Throat if he resisted her; and that then she took the Money from out of his Pocket, which was the Sum mentioned in the Indictment, and that he endeavouring to get away, she flung her Petticoats over his Head, and almost smothered him; that he down'd upon his Knees, and said, If you love a Man let me alone and I'll give you Half a Guinea a-piece, tho' none of them offered any Violence to him but the Prisoner.

Francis Taylor the Constable depos'd, That he went with the Prosecutor to the Place where he said he was robb'd, and that finding the Prisoner in Bed there, he was positive she was the Person, that he some Time afterwards asking her who were her Confederates, she said, one Mary King ; that when he first apprehended her in her own Room, A Knife lay upon the Table, which Knife the Prosecutor said, was the same which she offered to cut his Throat with, and that she then said she had no Money, but afterwards she chang'd a Guinea.

Obediah Parker depos'd, He was the Watchman who went with the Prosecutor to find the House, and that the Prosecutor told him he had taken a Candlestick out of the Room and hid it under the Bench at the Door, that he might not be mistaken in the House, and that they found a Candlestick under the Bench accordingly. At which Words the Prisoner call'd out, And ought not the old Rogue to be Prosecuted for stealing my Candlestick.

Thomas Dykes depos'd, That he heard her confess the Fact before the Constable. She having nothing to say in her Defence but the common Excuses of the Women of the Town, the Jury found her Guilty . Death .

John Hornby , of St. Gregory, in the Ward of Castle Barnard , was indicted for assaulting Edward Ellis on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch value 4 l. and two Guineas in Money .

Mr. Ellis depos'd, That on the 5th of January last, about 12 at Night, 2 of the Men came up to him in St. Paul's Church-Yard , that one of them caught him by the Throat, and another tripp'd up his Heels, that they beat him when he was down, and then took away his Money and Watch; that he hearing of Neaves being taken, went and enquired of him, and was told by Neaves himself, That he, with John Hornby, and Brown, alias Benson, were the Persons which robb'd and abus'd him; he then gave this Deponent an exact Description of his Watch, and repeated the Particulars which happened when they robb'd him.

Thomas Neaves depos'd, That at the Time aforesaid, himself, the Prisoner and Brown, alias Benson, assaulted and robb'd the Prosecutor as aforesaid; that he took the Watch and Money, and Hornby would have taken his Ring, but could not get it off his Finger; that they sold the Watch to one Madam Toy, who used to buy their stolen Goods, and entertain them at her House; that two Days after this Fact, Benson and Hornby went to Norwich.

Madam Toy depos'd, That she received a Watch of Neaves as a Pledge for Money, Drink, &c, but she could not remember that Hornby was with him, or that she had ever seen him.

Mr. Robertson depos'd, That he heard Madam Toy say the Day before this Trial, That she knew Hornby, and that he had lodg'd at her House, but went by another Name.

John Graves being call'd to Hornby's Reputation, said, He had heard an ill Character of him, and that he had been a Gamester with him and Neaves, but for the Life he had led this last Half Year, he could not Account, nor could any of the Witnesses call'd by him, say any Thing as to his Course of Life for the last Half Year. He being a Joyner , was ask'd if he could prove that he had followed his Business this last Half Year, and how he had maintained himself. He brought two Witnesses, who swore, the one, that he had set up three Shelves, and drove a Staple into a Door, and a Nail into a Lock, and the other, That he had talk'd about setting up a Bedstead for her in that Time, but did not. Upon his pleading a great deal of Innocence, Neaves desired he might be asked, if he was not some Time since committed to Tuttle-fields Bridewell, and for what, but he confidently denied his ever being there, tho' his own Father being in Court, confess'd he had been there, and could not give him any Character that was to his Advantage. Upon the Whole, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Elizabeth Burden , was indicted for privately and feloniously stealing 5 Broad-Pieces of Gold, 2 Guineas, and a Silver Two-Pence, on the 10th of April last, the Property (and in the House) of Mary Bonner .

The Prosecutrix depos'd, That the Prisoner being her Servant , and she missing the Money mention'd in the Indictment out of a Box, which stood in her own Chamber, and the Prisoners, about that Time, buying herself new Cloaths, and laying out a great deal of Money in unnecessary Pride, she charging her with taking her Money, she confess'd it, and said, she had given it to her Father, William Goodin , John Stowell , Mary Nellson , Mrs. Goodin, and Stephen Woodbridge , all severally depos'd, That they heard the Prisoner confess her taking the Money without the Knowledge and Consent of her Mistress. Upon which the Jury found her Guilty . Death .

Anthony Beadle , of St. Mary le Bow was indicted for stealing three Shillings and Six-pence, from the Person of Ann Powell , on the first of March last.

The Prosecutrix depos'd, That it being St. David's Day, she stood to see the Welch Folks come out of Church, when Nicholas Archer came up to her and asked if she had lost nothing; upon which, she searching, found her Petticoat and Pocket both cut, and her Money gone.

Nicholas Archer depos'd, He saw the Prisoner's Hand at her Petticoats, which he held with one Hand in a designing Posture and that then this Deponent saw a naked Knife in his Hand; but when they caused him to be apprehended, they could not find any Money about him, but they found the same Knife in his Pocket which he had before in his Hand, which plainly proved him to be the Person who cut the Pocket, tho' he might convey that Money away to an Accomplice; the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Susanna Vine , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Linnen Bag, value 2 d. a Seal 12 d. a French Crown, four Guineas, 5 Half Guineas, a pair of Steel Buckles, and some Silver, from the Person of Thomas Dean , on the 1st of March last.

Thomas Dean depos'd, That he being a Country Man, and coming to Town about Business, he had walked about in his Boots all Day, till he was tir'd, and going towards his Lodgings about 9 or 10 o'Clock at Night, on the first of March, as he pass'd through a Street in St. Giles's , the Prisoner came up to him under a Lamp (where he could plainly see her Face, and discover her Person) and asked him to give her a Pot, saying, You shall do what you will with me for a Pot; but he not willing to have any Thing to do with her, turned away, when she still keeping up to him, said, she would feel, &c. which he refusing to let her, she caught hold of him, stoop'd down, and then said, You may go now and be Damn'd if you will, and she running away, he felt in his Pockets and miss'd his Money; but tho' he got a Watchman, and went in pursuit of her he could not find her that Night, yet he said, his Surprize was so great at the Loss of his Money, that he could Dream of nothing else, and he saw her as plainly in his Sleep by Imagination, as he saw her under the lamp in Reality: However, he found her next Day, and with some Trouble caused her to be apprehended:

Susanna Church depos'd, That the Prisoner lodged at her House, and the Night after the Prosecutor was robb'd, she offer'd her a French Crown to change; but she telling her it would not go for a Crown, the Prisoner pull'd out a Half Guinea, and changing it, paid this Deponent four Shillings she owed her; and that Night a Quarrel happening between the Prisoner, her Sister, and one Philip Hawkins , at her House, this Deponent turn'd 'em all out of Doors.

David Waters depos'd, That he took the Prisoner, and that then she confess'd she robb'd the Country Man, but said, she herself had the Money taken from her at Church's House, by a Man who had given her what he pleased, and that she would hang 20 before she would hang herself. The Fact appearing plain upon her, she having bought new Cloaths, and consum'd a great deal of Money in that little Interval of Time from the Country Man's being robb'd, to her being taken up: The Jury found her Guilty . Death .

Christopher Rawlins , alias Thomas Rawlins , Isaac Ashley , alias Ashby , and John Rowden , alias Hulks , were indicted for assaulting Mr. Francis Williams on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch, value 3 l. 2 Guineas and a Moidore in Money , on the 24th of Feb . last.

Mr. Williams depos'd, That on Saturday the 24th of Feb. last, in the Night-time, coming home in a Hackney Coach, between Watling-street and St. Paul's School in St. Paul's Church-Yard , he heard the Coachman commanded to stop, and immediately a Man came up to the Side of the Coach, and putting a Pistol into it, demanded his Money, and then four others came and presented Pistols at him, and one of them saying they had no Time to lose, put his Hand into his Fob and took out his Watch and Money.

Mr. Jones produced the Watch in Court and depos'd, That he had it of James Dalton , which Watch, Mr. Williams depos'd, was the same that was taken from him as aforesaid.

James Dalton depos'd, (after he had received the Admonitions of the Court to keep up to Truth, and notwithstanding the Indulgence he had met with, as being admitted an Evidence, to be careful how he swore in a Matter of such Consequence) That he, in Company with the Prisoners at the Bar, and another Person not yet taken, attacked the Coach, that he himself went first up to it, and that Rowden took the Watch from Mr. Williams, and he took the Money, a Guinea of which he and Rawlins kept secret from the others, and the Watch they pawned for two Guineas, of which he inform'd Mr. Jones when he was taken into Custody, who setch'd it out of pawn by his Directions.

Mr. Thomas Willis depos'd, That being in search of Disorderly Houses, they found Dalton, against whom he having Information, he seized him, who made an Ingenious Confession, and said, if he could be admitted as an Evidence, he could be of great Service to the Public, and naming the Prisoners at the Bar, he said, That he with them robb'd Mr. Williams, and shew'd them a Pistol, to which Rawlins, he said, had the Fellow, and directing him to a House in Chick-Lane, he, with his Brother Robert Willis , who confirm'd his Evidence, went and seized Rawlins and Rowden, Sword in Hand, Ashley made no Resistance, but got under the Bed; with them they found a Pistol the exact Fellow to that which Dalton gave them, and drawing it, they found a Slug therein, which exactly corresponded with the Slug taken out of Dalton's Pistol; for great Williams they had but very little Excuse, only pretended not to have any Knowledge of Dalton: But he produced one Wyatt, who depos'd, That they were very well acquainted, and frequently met and lodged at his House. The Fact being plainly proved upon them, the Jury found them all guilty . Death .

They were a second Time indicted for assaulting Mr. Downs near Snow-Hill , on the 20th of Feb. last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Purse, in which was Ten Guineas and 14 Shillings in Silver, (which they took out of his Pocket) and a Bunch of Keys .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That near Snow-Hill, on the 20th of Feb. about 12 o'Clock at Night, he fearing he might fall amongst Thieves, drew his Sword, when he was immediately attacked by several Men, who took his Money from him, but taking it they let it fall into the Mud; that the first who came up to him had a drawn Sword and a Pistol in his Hand, and that they swore if he spoke a Word they would shoot him; and that he having a Link-Boy with him they put out the Link, and one of them stood on his Right Side, and another at his Left, with Pistols, whilst a Third pick'd out his Money; and though a Watchman came by in the Interim they never fled, nor dare he call out whilst they stood in that Posture: After this they drove him down Fleet-Ditch, and went off.

James Dalton depos'd, That he and the Prisoner at the Bar attack'd the Prosecutor at the Time and Place aforesaid, and that he having a Sword, went up to the Prosecutor, and told him he would fight a Duel with him, but if he could not match him at Sword he could at Pistol, and drawing a Pistol, he obliged the Prosecutor to drop the Point of his Sword, otherwise he threatned to shoot him: Rawlins and himself, he said, held the Pistols at his Head, and Rowdens took the Money out of his Pocket, but filling down, they found only eight or nine Shilling and a Bunch of Keys, which he said, they flung into Fleet-Ditch; the Prosecutor remembring the Circumstances as Dalton related them, confirmed his Evidence; upon which the Jury found them Guilty . Death .

Christopher Rawlins was again indicted for assaulting Thomas Cane on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch, value 3 l. 3 Seals, and 8 Shillings in Silver , on the 6th of Feb . last.

The Prosecutor depos'd That on the 6th of Feb. about 12 at Night, the Coach in which he was stopp'd in Castle-Yard, Holborn , by two Persons, one of them putting a Pistol into the Coach, took his Watch and Money, the Watch being produced in Court by Mr Willis, who had it of Dalton, the Prosecutor swore to it, that it was the same taken from him as aforesaid.

Dalton depos'd, That this was the first Coach they robb'd, for Bellamy being taken from them, they resolved to leave Haul Cly, snatching of Pockets) and rob Coaches, and that Rawlins and he hustled for the Watch, Rawlins won it; afterwards Rawlins and he not agreeing, it was put in the Hands of Wyat.

Wyat depos'd, That Rawlins and Dalton differed about the Watch at his House, and that it was put in his Wife's Hands, this Watch Mr. Willis found at Wyat's House in a Pepper-Mill over the Chimney-Piece, by the Information of Dalton. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .

John Cobbs , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Joseph Brown , in the Night-time, and taking thence 2 Bushels of Beans, and a Bushel of Barley , but the Evidence being defective, he was acquitted .

John Cobbs , of Tottenham , was again indicted for stealing a Bay Gelding, Price 5 l. on the 25th of December last, the Property of Thomas Ayliff .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That his Horse being lost from Grass about Christmas last, he advertis'd him, and had Intelligence from Mr. Brown, that it was at the White-Hart at Tottenham, and going there, he found it to be the same he had stolen from Grass.

Robert Ward made himself an Evidence, and depos'd, That he, with the Prisoner, took the Horse from Grass.

Mr. Brown depos'd, That he took the Horse of the Prisoner, and was present when the Prisoner own'd it, which being very plainly prov'd upon him, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

John Cobbs , was a 3d Time indicted for assaulting George Risley on the Highway, on the 14th of Feb. last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him, a Hat, value 1 s. 6 d. a Silk Handkerchief, value 6 d. and 9 s. and 4 d. in Money .

Mr. Risley depos'd, That on the 14th of Feb. at 11 at Night, between Hammersmith and Chiswick , the Prisoner and Robert Ward came up to him, and Cobbs bid him Stand, which he not readily obeying, he cut him over the Head, and that then Ward took his Money, and between them they took his Hat and Handkerchief, and asking for his Watch, he told them he left it at a Place where he drank, and that they then mounted their Horses, and rode away: He further said, That he talking familiarly of it to Cobbs in Newgate, Cobbs confess'd it, and said Ward had cheated him, for he gave him but one Shilling of the Money.

Robert Ward depos'd, That he, with John Cobbs, robb'd the Prisoner at the Time and Place aforesaid, and confirmed the aforesaid Particulars; upon which the Jury found him guilty . Death .

Edward Benson , alias Brown, alias Boyston , George Gale , alias Kiddy George , and Thomas Crowder , were indicted for assaulting James Colvert on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch, value 40 s. and 5 s. in Money , on the 10th of April last.

Mr. Colvert depos'd, That he being in a Coach near the Dog-House Bar , on the 10th of April in the Night, he heard a Pistol go off, and presently a Man appear'd on each Side the Coach, and said, he was a dead Man if he did not deliver: Accordingly, they took from him his Watch and Money: He said he saw but three Persons himself, but the Coachman told him there were four.

Thomas Neaves made himself an Evidence; and depos'd, That he, with the Prisoners at the Bar, attack'd the Prosecutor at the Time and Place aforesaid, (by the same Token, that they had that very Night robb'd the French Person at Hogsdon) that Crowder stopp'd the Coach, it being his Place, but shot at the Coachman before he bid him Stand, that Benson and Gale open'd the Coach-Doors, and took from the Prosesecutor and the other Person in the Coach, a Watch, and about 24 s. in Money, and describing the Postures each of them stood in: He said, that they shared the Money amongst them, and gave Gale Half a Guinea for his Share in the Watch, which Watch Benson pawn'd next Day to Mr. Bradford, for Two Guineas.

Mr. Bradford depos'd. That Benson, the Prisoner, pawn'd the Watch to him for 2 Guineas, the Watch being produced in Court, he depos'd, That it was the same which Benson pawn'd to him, at which Time it had a black String to it; and Mr. Colvert depos'd, That it was the same Watch which was taken from him, with a black String to it.

Richard Hillditch depos'd, That by the Information of Madam Toy, he took them altogether, they Lodging all in one House, and that when he took them they were provided with Pistols, at which Time, Neaves being one of them, he said he would make a full Discovery.

Several Witnesses appear'd in Behalf of Crowder and Gale, and gave each of them a good Character: but as Witnesses to the Reputation of Persons have but little Effect, where Facts are plainly and positively prov'd, the Jury found them all guilty . Death .

William Mansel , was indicted, for that he together with Edward Brown , and Thomas Crowder , did assault Marmaduke Hendery on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Hat, a Snuff-Box, a Pair of Spectacles and an Almanack , on the 12th of April last, but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.

James Toon , of St. Paul's, Shadwell , was indicted, for that he, with George Gale and Edward Brown, alias Benson , did assault James Flemming on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch, value fifty Shillings, and two Guineas in Money , on the 3d of April last.

Mr. Flemming depos'd, That coming from a Tavern on the 3d of April last, about 11 at Night, he was attack'd by five or six Men, who bid him deliver, and one of them holding a Pistol to his Head, told him, if he cried out, they would shoot him, and then feeling in his Pockets, they took his Watch, which he did not perceive; but upon their demanding his Money, he gave them two Guineas, and then they went off.

Thomas Neaves depos'd, That he, with the Prisoners at the Bar, going down Crispin-street, Spittle-fields , resolved to stop the first single Man they met, and meeting the Prosecutor, they took his Watch and Money, and pawned the Watch to one Madam Toy, who, he says, keeps an ill House on the other side the Water. The Prisoner, he said, had Part of the Money, but not a Part of the Watch, for, said he, Brown and Crowder, and I, shared that amongst us, for when we have an Opportunity we cheat one another; the Watch being produced in Court. The Prosecutor depos'd, That it was the same which was taken from him. The Prisoner denied his knowing any Thing of Neaves, but Neaves affirmed that they have been acquainted together ever since the Prisoner returned from Transportation, which is 5 Months since. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Thomas Wright , was indicted for wilful and corrupt Perjury , but the Fact being done in Middlesex, and he being charg'd before the London Jury, he was acquitted .

Thomas Worthington , was indicted for Wilful and corrupt Perjury , but the Prosecutor not appearing he was acquitted .

Robert Gun , was indicted for wilful and corrupt Perjury, in swearing he was robb'd on the Highway, some Time since, by Samuel Vevers , and Mr. Vevers then clearing himself by the Testimony of several indisputable Witnesses, and proving, at the same Time, that Robert Gun was a Person of ill Fame, the Court were pleased to grant him a Copy of his Indictment, upon which Robert Gun absconded; but Mr. Vevers willing to vindicate his Character which had been so aspers'd, pursued and took him at Bristol, and bringing him to Town he was committed to Newgate.

Being brought to the Bar in a miserable Condition, dejected and confus'd, Mr. Vevers (upon his asking Pardon, confessing his Crime, and giving Security for his good Behaviour towards him) generously dropp'd the Prosecution, tho' he had several Witnesses in Court to prove him perjur'd, and two Affidavits made by two Persons, who heard this Robert Gun confess, That since his prosecuting Mr. Vevers, he had stript off his own Cloaths himself, flung them in a Ditch, and wounded himself with a Knife, designing to swear that Mr. Vevers had robb'd him; but the Court taking Notice, that his suffering by Sickness, Want and Imprisonment, had brought him to the lowest Degree of Misery, and that it was believed Vevers had suffered wrongfully, and that his Character, was vindicated by Gun's Confession, Vevers did not bring him upon his Trial; upon which he was acquitted .

Mary Fox , and Mary Lewin , alias Archer , were indicted for picking the Pocket of Anne Pearson , on the 27th of April last, and taking thence a Guinea, a Piece of Foreign Gold, value 12 s. and a Silk Purse . It appear'd, That the Prosecutor going to the Beggars Opera, in the Passage going into the New Playhouse , she had her Pocket pick'd, and the Prisoners being behind her, and seeming to be of the Prosession of Divers, by their jostling her, and she hearing that they had not many Minutes before been charg'd with an Offence of the like Nature she tax'd them with it, when Elizabeth Archer offer'd to make it up, and pay what the Prosecutor would say the had lost. This, with other Circumstances, made it appear against Archer, who was found guilty to the Value of 10 d. but the cunning Fox was acquitted .

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John Barrow , of Lombard-street , was indicted for stealing 50 s. the Property of Richard Clough , but the Prosecutor not appearing he was acquitted .

Thomas Adcock , to the Value of 10 d.

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Richard Egerton 10 d. William Bayley 10 d.

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Jane Lambert 39s.

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James Covey Single felony .

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Elizabeth Buckstone 6d.

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David Mansfield Single Felony

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Rebecca English Single Felony

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John Burdet 4s. and 10d.

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Elizabeth Brillard 10 d.

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William Boswell 4s. and 10 d.

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John Beal 45. and 10d.

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John Hutton 4 s. and 10d.

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Mary Allen 39 s.

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Samuel Butt 10 d.

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John Salter 10 d.

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Mary Collins 4 s. and 10 d.

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Elizabeth Current 10 d.

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Thomas Ford 10 d.

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William Willson 10 d.

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Edward Pitcher Single Felony

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David Anderson 4 s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Butler 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Jane Gerhard 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Katherine Bryan 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Joseph Boystone 4s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Atkins 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Samuel Jackson 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Phillip Lawrence 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Waller 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

The following, for want of Evidence, were Acquitted.

William Clark , Jasper Hatton Martha Pew , Thomas Presgrave , Peter Fielding , Sarah Jones , Elizabeth Clark , Edward Ryan , John Fotherby , Bridget Coffell , Mary Wiltshire , Thomas Hopkins .

The Jury, at their being discharg'd, begg'd of the Court, that a favourable Report might be made to his Majesty, with regard to Joseph Johnson and Anthony Beadle , that they might be Transported.

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

Received Sentence of Death 29.

Joseph Johnson , Elizabeth Burden , Anthony Beadle , Heither Landell, Elizabeth Lewis , Mary Jynkins , Joseph Prince , Susanna Vine , Mary Hendron , Margaret Pendergrass , Christopher Rawlins , Isaac Ashby , John Hulks , John Cobbs , Edward Benson , George Gale , Thomas Croweder , James Toon , William Septon , Lawrence ClinSmith , Ben Johnson , Richard Nichols , William Russell , William Holden , Robert Crouch , James Smith , James Par , Since dead, Mary Taylor , and John Hornby .

Burnt in the Hand 2.

Samuel Fuller , for Manslaughter, and Peter Field , for feloniously marrying two Wives.

Transportation 39.

Thomas Adcock , Margaret Mountague , William Bayley , Mary Collins , Jane Lannbert , James Covey , Elizabeth Buckstone , David Mansfield , Rebecca Inglish , John Burdett , Elizabeth Brisland , William Boswell , John Beal , John Hutton , Mary Allen , Samuel Butt , John Salter , Elizabeth Currant , Thomas Ford , William Willson , Edward Pitcher , Mary Lewin , David Anderson , John Butler , Jane Gerbard , John Perkins , Katharine Bryan, Joseph Boystone , William Atkins , Samuel Jackson , Philip Laurence , John Waller , William Cobitch , William Lucas , Elizabeth Watkins , Thomas Yellop , Mary Fowler , Jonathan Drew , and Thomas Mason .

ADVERTISEMENTS.

To be bad of JAMES DALTON , in Wood-Street Compter,

A promiscuous Mixture of Iniquity, Ingenuity, and facetious Drollery, being

A GENUINE NARRATIVE of all the STREET-ROBBERIES committed by James Dalton and his Accomplices, who were tried this Sessions, and against whom Dalton (called their Captain) and Neaves were admitted Evidences. Shewing 1st, The Manner of their snatching of Womens Pockets; with Directions how to wear them, so that they cannot be taken by any Robber whatsoever. 2dly, The Method they took to rob the Coaches, and the many diverting Scenes they met with while they followed those dangerous Enterprizes. 3dly, Some merry Stories of Dalton's biting the Women of the Town, his detecting and exposing the Mollies, and a Song which is sung at the Molly-Clubs: With other very pleasant and remarkable Adventures. To which is added, A KEY to the Canting Language, occasionally made Use of in this Narrative. Taken from the Mouth of James Dalton: Printed and sold by J. Roberts, at the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane, and by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. Price One Shilling.

A Water that perfectly cures the ITCH, or Itching Humour in any Part of the Body, in a short Time, having no offensive Scent: Prepared and Sold only by A. Downing, Chymist, at the Crown and Ball in George-Court in St. John's-Lane near Hick's-Hall. Price 1 s. 6 d. a Bottle. Also the true Essence or Spirits of Scurvy-Grass, both Purging and Plain, most Excellent for all Degrees of the Scurvy, at 8 d. a Bottle. And the great Elixir of Life, called Daffy's Elixir, truly prepared, so very useful in all Families in the greatest Exigencies. Price 2 s. 6 d. the Half-Pint.

The Angelick Imperial Tincture,

THE most certain Cure for Agues, and Intermitting Fevers, by which many Hundreds have been cur'd. It needs no further Encomium, having been long made Use of by an eminent Practitioner, with undoubted Success. It's dispos'd of by Mr. John Cliff , (Wholesale or Retail) Stationer, next the Rummer-Tavern in Queen-street, Cheapside; and Retail by Mr. John Clark , Groner, the Corner of James-street, Bunhill-Fields ; Mrs. Bray, Chandler, next Guildhall-Yard, Basinghall-Street; Mrs. Cheek, in Honfly-Down, near the New Church; and at the another Places, Seal'd up in Vials, with this Coat of Arms, A. er trampling on a Ducal Coronet, three Helmets in a Field, with these Words (Non Quis, fed Quid) in a Scroll, at one Shilling each Bottle.

LONDON: Printed for E. Symon in Cornbill; and Sold by J. Roberts, at the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane.