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Old Bailey Proceedings, 21st May 1729.

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 Bailey, for the CITY of LONDON and COUNTY of MIDDLESEX.

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 21st, 22d, 23d, and 24th of May, 1729, in the Second Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

(Price Six Pence.)

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir ROBERT BAYLIS , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Worshipful Mr. Justice Page; the Honourable Mr. Baron Carter ; and Mr. Serjeant Raby, Deputy-Recorder; with others His Majesty's Justices of Goal-Delivery, and Oyer and Terminer; Together with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Phil Crushard .

John Fillebrown .

Peter Sejourney .

Thomas Greg .

John Miller .

Dan Town .

Thomas Clayton .

John Hoar .

Martin Wardel .

Richard Pitt .

Stephen Price .

James King .

Middlesex Jury.

Charles King .

Thomas Stanley .

Robert Kentish

John Bates .

Christ Thornton .

John Ansun .

Arthur Rawlinson .

Robert Matthews .

Isaac Mansfield .

John Ford .

Richard Powel .

Francis Sanders .

Mary Holms , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing Goods in the Shop of Robert Lever , the 22d of April last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Samuel Eggletton , of the Parish of St. Botolph's without Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Half-Crown from the Person of Rebecca Wounlaten , the 10th of May ; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Peter Crompton , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Coxon , and taking from him a Hat : The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Jane Masham , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Linnen , the Goods of Elizabeth Desborough , the 1st of May . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner had been Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Goods; the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Roberts , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon , the Property of Thomas Littler , the 19th of April last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Hannah Sutton , was indicted for feloniously marrying Henry Blake , her first Husband, Henry Millard , beng living ; but the first Marriage being not prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.

Daniel Lewis , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cock and Hens , the Property of Mary Freelove , the 21st of April last. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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William Tweed , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for stealing a Mare, value 5 l. the Property of John Smorthwait . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

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Margaret Thompson , of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for privately stealing a Watch, value 50 s. a Snuff Box, &c. from the Person of Thomas Fox , the 17th of April last; but the Evidence against the Prisoner not amounting to a full Proof, she was acquitted

Mordecai Jonas , of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the House of Daniel Delaval the 22d of February last, and stealing, Tea, Coffee, and divers other Goods . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner had been Servant to the Prosecutor, and that several of the Goods were found in the Hands of several Persons where the Prisoner had disposed of them. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

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Margaret Comkins , alias Nore , of St. Mary-White-Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, Value 50 s. a Snuff-Box and Handkerchief , the Property of John Cox , from the Person of Richard Downing , the 17th of April last. But there being a Deficiency in the Evidence the Jury acquitted her.

Katherine Brown , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing Pewter Plates , the Property of Jonas Grey , the 4th of May . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Robert Blakesly , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing divers Goods in the Dwelling-House of James Leicester the 14th of April last. But the Evidence not being sufficient to convict the Prisoner the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Harrison , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously taking the Goods of Mary Thompson the 20th of April last. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Richard Davis , of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for stealing the Goods of Henry Moor the 30th of April ; but for want of sufficient Evidence he was acquitted .

Judith Mitchel , of St. James Clerkenwel , was indicted for stealing the Goods of Henry Estrick the 31st of March last. But no Body appearing against her she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Girling , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for stealing divers Wearing Apparel , the Goods of Daniel Black , the 23d of April last. Which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Joseph Bishop , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Pewter Gallon Pot , the Goods of Jeremiah Edmunds . But the Evidence not being sufficient to convict him he was acquitted .

Margaret Brown , alias Jones , of St. George Hanover-Square , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Livery-Coat and Wastcoat, in the Coach-House of Charles Lord Viscount Tracy , the 20th of this Instant May . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Bridget Brown , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 lb. of Sail-Cloth Yarn , the Property of John Radbourn , the 2d of April last. But the Prosecutor not being able to prove the Goods were his, she was acquitted .

Mary Hilton , Wife of William Hilton , of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted, for that whereas Elizabeth Girling had stolen the Goods of Daniel Black , she did receive them knowing them to be stolen . The Goods were found pawned to the Prosecutor, but it not being made to appear that she knew them to be stolen, the Jury acquitted her.

Eleanor West , alias King, alias Janeway , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for privately stealling two Moidores, and five Guineas, from the Person of Benjamin King , the 20th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor depos'd, that having receiv'd some Money, and being something in Liquor, he went into an Alehouse to drink, that the Prisoner there claim'd some Acquaintance with him, and mentioned a particular Place where she had seen him; that the Money was in his Left Pocket, and the Prisoner sat on his Left Hand; that after they had drank some Time he miss'd his Money, and was sure he had it when he came in; and that the Prisoner went out into the Yard, and he taxing her with taking his Money, a Guinea was drop'd, which the Prisoner taking a Candle took it up, and saying it was a Shilling, gave it him again, and ask'd him to go to Bed with her. The Prisoner pleaded that the Prosecutor and she were Acquaintance, and that he came to see her and would have had her gone to Smithfield with him; but she reply'd, that she could not, her Shoes being bad; and he told her he would give her Money to buy a Pair of Shoes, and that she knew nothing of his Money. The Prosecutor being ask'd, Whether there was not some familiar Conversation, between them while they were drinking? He reply'd, She laid her Leg over his Thigh for about a Quarter of an Hour; but though he was inclined to Drinking, yet he had no such Conversation with her as was suspected; for being Old, he had no Call that Way. There not being sufficient Evidence to prove that she took the Money, and the Prosecutor being in Liquor, the Jury acquitted her.

Sarah Scales , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch, Value 50 s. from the Person of Joseph Anderson , the 11th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor depos'd, that having been drinking at a Neighbour's House, and going Home about 11 a-Clock at Night, he sat down on his own Bench and fell asleep, and when waked his Watch was gone; that the next Day having Notice the Prisoner was taken up by a Constable, and was at an Alehouse on Tower-Hill, he went thither. That the Prisoner said to him, You old Rogue, your come about your Watch, I warrant you; I have pawn'd it; and shewing him her Shoes and Stockings, said she had bought them with his Money. Mary Atkins depos'd, she and the Prisoner were together, and that she the Prisoner did take the Watch out of the Prosecutor's Pocket while he was sleeping upon a Bench, and that it was pawned to a Broker in Houndsditch, and that she went and informed a Constable of it, and he took her up. The Broker depos'd the Watch was pawn'd to him in the Prisoner's Name for 20 s. The Prisoner pleaded that there was a very great Intimacy between her and the Prosecutor; that she used to be with him constantly a Nights, being let in privately, and let out at the Window early in the Morning; and that the Prisoner had promised her Money to buy her Clothes; and not having Money, he gave her the Watch to pawn for 20 s. But this being contrary to the Evidence of Mary Atkins , and the Prosecutor denying that he ever saw her before, that he knew of, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Susanna Tindal , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of Lucy Roberts , &c. the 12th of this Instant May . The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Brailey , of Kensington , was indicted for feloniously stealing Plough-Irons , &c the Property of Mary Oakly ; and also a second Time for stealing Plough-Irons , the Goods of Richard Rolph , the 18th of this Instant May ; and both Facts being prov'd upon him, the Jury found him guilty of each Indictment to the Value of 10 d.

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Isabel Manning , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 16 s. from the Person of Daniel Lee , the 27th of April last. But the Prosecutor owning that he was at that Time very much in Liquor, and not swearing positively that the Prisoner took it, she was acquitted .

Mary Thorp , alias Thompson , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for stealing the Goods of Samuel Knipe , the 13th of March last. But no Body appearing against the Prisoner she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Franklin , was indicted for feloniously marrying with Joseph Parry , her first Husband, Nicholas Hooker , being alive ; but the first Marriage not being clearly prov'd she was acquitted .

Mary Gregory , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing the Goods of Daniel Nicholas Philippon , the 19th of this Instant May ; but the Evidence not being sufficient to prove that she stole them, the Jury acquitted her.

Anne, Wife of William Waters , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of Mary Turton , the 1st of May . It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House, did pawn the Goods without the Knowledge and Consent of her Landlady. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Nodder , alias Budget , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting a Person unknown in the Highway, and taking from him a Hat the 5th of this Instant May : But there not being any Evidence to confirm that of Daniel Harris , an Accomplice, the Jury acquitted him.

Lewis Duroy , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing Goods in the Dwelling House of David Lombard ; but no Body appearing against him he was acquitted .

Thomas Wheeler , and Susannah Pidgeon , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Cooper on the Highway, and taking from him a Turn-Over, Value 2 s. the 21st of this Instant May . The Prosecutor depos'd, that as he was going along Snow-Hill , Susannah Pidgeon snatch'd his Turn-Over from his Neck, and he catching hold of it in her Hand, the Prisoner, Wheeler, knock'd him down. But the Prisoners having a good Character given of them, and the Prosecutor desiring the Favour of the Court for Wheeler, they were both acquitted .

Henry Cooper , was indicted for defrauding several Persons of several Sums of Money, and disposing of it to his own Use ; but it appearing that he was intrusted to receive it, and that he not paying it according to Order, he should rather be prosecuted by Action than Indictment, the Jury acquitted him.

Richard Hardy , of St. Ann's Black-Friars , was indicted for breaking the House of James Holton in the Night-Time, and stealing a Saw and other Tools the 9th of August last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner had been Journey-Man to the Prosecutor, and owing the Prosecutor Money he stopt the Tools; that he did indeed break open the Cellar-Window, and carry away the Tools; but that he took none but his own Tools; and so the House tho' it was broken open, yet it not appearing to be with a felonious Intent, the Jury acquitted him.

Robert Bird , of the Parish of St. Gregory's , was indicted for stealing of Bohee-Tea , the Property of Nicholas Smith , the 21st of this Instant May . It appeared that the Prisoner was Journey-Man to the Prosecutor, and did steal the Goods. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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William Finch , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods, the Property of William Gregg , in the Dwelling-House of the said William Finch, the 10th of February last. It appeared by the Evidence that the Goods were lodg'd in the Prisoner's House; but it not being prov'd that he did steal any of them, tho' the Prosecutor depos'd several of them were missing when they were fetcht away, the Jury acquitted him.

William Godfrey , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Warming Pan the Goods of William Blackbourn , the 15th of this Instant May . But it appearing that it was rather the Effect of Drunkenness, than a felonious Intent, the Jury acquitted him.

James Ray , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing 75 Silk Handkerchiefs, and other Goods, in the Shop of John Gee , the 4th of April last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Prisoner and another came to his Shop under a Pretence to buy Stockings, and that the Goods were there when they came in, but he missed them immediately after they were gone; and that he did pursue them, but could not overtake them; but that seeing the Prisoner pass by his Shop on the 8th of May, he apprehended him. Two other Evidences depos'd, that they did on the Day mentioned in the Indictment, see two Men come out of the Shop, and one of them had a Bundle under his Coat, and they did believe the Prisoner to be the Person. But not being able to swear positively that it was the Prisoner, and the Jury not being satisfied that the Prisoner did steal the Goods, nor was an Accomplice with the other Prisoner in committing the Fact, the Jury acquitted him.

Barbara May , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for privately taking from the Person of Michael Hutchinson , a Watch, a Snuff-Box, and three Guineas and a Half , the 12th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor depos'd, he met the Prisoner at a Shop in St. Martin's Lane , between 11 and 12 a-Clock at Night, that having drank three Quarterns of Liquor, he desired to lodge there that Night; but the Landlady said she had not a spare Bed, but he might lye on the Couch; that he fell asleep, and when he awaked his Money was gone; that he was then turned out into the Street. The Landlady depos'd, the Prosecutor came with the Prisoner to her House, and call'd for a Roll and Cheese, and they eat and drank familiarly together, and he call'd her his Wife, and she him Husband; that the Prosecutor offering to give her his Watch and Money to keep for him, and the Prisoner saying to him, had you not as good give it me, he did give them to her (the Prisoner,) and she saw her put the Watch into her Bosom. That afterwards he went away, and was found in St. Martin's Lane by the Watch, with his Breeches down full of Nastiness; that the Prisoner came back again and gave her the Watch, the Snuff-Box, and Half Guinea, bidding her keep it till her Husband came to her in the Morning; that she kept them, and when the Prosecutor came with a Warrant for the Prisoner, she delivered them to the Constable. The Jury after hearing the whole Matter acquitted her.

William Chambers , was indicted for wilful Perjury ; but no Evidence appearing against him, he was acquitted .

Edward Marriot , of St. Martin's Outwich , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Richard Mansfield in the Night-Time, the 24th of April , with an Intent to steal . The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Afternoon before he went out at about three a-Clock, and staid out till about two a-Clock the next Morning; that being let in by his Mother, she told him that there was a strong Smell of Turpentine came out of the Cellar; that he apprehending some Vessel of Turpentine or Varnish might be running out or broken, took a Candle in his Hand, and was going down a Ladder that went out of the Shop to see what was the Matter and that as he was going down, the Prisoner came running up the Stairs, imitating the Barking of a Dog; that the Cellar-Door going into the Street being open, (as he suppos'd opened before by the Prisoner) he ran out into the Street, and he pursued him, struck up his Heels, but the Prisoner got up, got clear of him again and run, but he still pursued, and he never got out of his Sight before he took him, and held him, and called the Watch; that being carried to the Watch-House, he was search'd, and he had a Chissel, a Gimlet, a String of Pick-Lock Keys found upon him, and a Bag with a Tinder-Box. Flint, Steel, and Pieces of Wax-Candle in his Breeches. Ann Mansfield , the Prosecutor's Mother, confirm'd the first Part of her Son's Evidence, as to her seeing the Prisoner run up out of the Cellar on her Son's going down, and was positive that the Prisoner was the very Man, and that it was between 12 and one of the Clock when she went to Bed, and upon Enquiry was inform'd that the Cellar-Door was before that Time fast bolted, and the Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, that it was fast bolted with two Bolts. Mr. Gainsborough the Constable depos'd, that the Chissel, Gimlet, Pick-Lock-Keys, Tinder-Box, and Wax-Candles, were found upon the Prisoner, some in one Pocket some in another, and the Bag, with Tinder-Box, &c. in his Breeches. By other Evidence it did appear that the Shutter of the Shop-Window was bored and broken, and the Prisoner was supposed that Way to get in; that a Desk had been broken open, and that the Mark of a Chissel answering to that taken upon the Prisoner, was seen on the Shutter, Desk, &c. and that after the Prisoner had been secured, in bringing him back from the Prosecutor's House, to the Place to which he had run, was found a Dark Lanthorn, with a Piece of the same Sort of Wax-Candle which was found in his Breeches, and also another Bunch of larger Pick-Lock-Keys was taken up. The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, that the Night laid in the Indictment, a Friend of his came to see him in Wapping, that they drank a Bowl of Punch, and he being to go to a Club of Neighbours, they went together, and afterwards drank a Bowl of Punch of 18 s. At their Return, as passing by his House, that his Friend being to go to the other End of the Town, and at his Return, which was about Two a-Clock in the Morning, at the End of Cornhill, entring Leaden-Hall-Street, he met a Woman, and ask'd her to drink a Glass of Wine, and he pressing, and she seeming to yield, did turn down towards Bishopsgate-Street; that they being talking together for the Space of two Minutes, there was an Outcry of Stop Thief, and a Man came running by and drop'd some Things, which were the Things mentioned as found upon him; that he stoop'd and took them up, and immediately ran in Pursuit of the Persons, upon which he was apprehended by the Prosecutor. To prove this, he called John Knight , who said he was a Brewer's Clerk, and had known the Prisoner for six Years, had sometimes deposited 40 or 50 l. in his Hand, and always had it honestly return'd; and that he had been at the Prisoner's the Night laid in the Indictment, as the Prisoner had pleaded; that afterwards the Prisoner would see him Part of his Way, and being in Discourse, would still go a little further, 'till at last they came as far as St. Ann's Church, and then they parted, being then about One a-Clock in the Morning. Ann Belson also depos'd, that she was the Person that on Thursday the 24th of April last, was met by the Prisoner at the upper End of Cornhill, about Two of the Clock, and that the Prisoner would have her drink a Glass of Wine; and that he had not spoke six Words, before a Man came running by, and dropp'd some Things, and the Prisoner pick'd them up. Being ask'd if the knew the Prisoner? She own'd she did not: But afterwards being inform'd of an Advertisement in a News-Paper, that if the Person who was at that Time thus met, would be so kind to appear, it would be of great Service to one who was now under Trouble in Newgate. She did go to Newgate, and when she came there knew him by his Voice, and also by the Face, and singled him out, tho' there were about fifty Persons present. Being ask'd how she could know him in the Dark at that Time, and by what Light, She own'd there was no Light but that of the Sky; but she did know him, for that they stood Face to Face. The Prisoner called some Persons who had been sent to the Prosecutor, to hear what he said, and would have made some Improvement of some Expressions said to be dropt, but to no Purpose. He likewise called several Persons, who depos'd, that they took him for an honest Man, and that he bore an honest Character among his Neighbours. But the Fact being so plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Martha Rickets , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for the Murther of her Male Bastard Infant the 5th of March , by throwing it into a House of Office . Sarah Miles depos'd, that she did see a New-born Infant taken out of the Vault by some Hand, but could not say by whose Hand it was; and she believed it had lain there three Weeks, and that the Prisoner did confess that her Master was the Father of it, and said that it dropt from her at the Vault; and that she also owned that she took it out with her own Hand, that she saw no Marks of Violence on it but one, which she supposed might be caused by poking in the Vault in having been stopt. Mary Dean , a Midwife, depos'd that afterward when the Prisoner was apprehended, and in the Round house, the Beadle came to her, that she went, and inquiring of the Prisoner she did not own, but for some Time deny'd that she had had a Child; but owned she had had a Miscarriage while she was in the Lord Bruce's Family some Months before; but upon being examined, she found she had a Child not long before that Time, and at length owned that the Child was behind a Washing-Tub in the Back-Kitchin; but she going to the House, could find no Child there; that afterward she said, it was buried under a Bench that the Washing-Tub stood upon; that she took a Grave-Digger, and he did dig up the Child, and after washing it, she did believe it to be at its full Time; that there was some Marks of Hurt upon it, but it seemed they might be occasioned by what had been depos'd by poking in the Vault, to remove some Stoppage in it. The taking up the Child was confirm'd by John Lee , the Grave-Digger. Other Evidences depos'd that the Prisoner had made some Provision of Linen for the Child, and the Things were produc'd in Court, and depos'd on Oath, that they fetch'd them by her Direction. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, as to the Murther of the Child, and said, that she knew not that she was so near her Time and that it dropp'd from her at the Vault, when uncapable to help it. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.

Samuel Hickterhall , and Hannah Merrit , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , were indicted, the former for breaking the House of Bridges Wats in the Night-Time, the 18th of April last, and stealing a Silver Tankard, and fifty two Pewter Plates ; and the latter for receiving them, knowing them to be stolen . The Prosecutor depos'd, that his House was broken open, and that the Window seemed to have been forced with a Crow; that Hannah Merrit told him, that she had received the Goods, and had either sold or pawned them. Ann Simpson depos'd, that Ann Merrit brought the Tankard and Plates to her House. Ann Dixon depos'd, that whereas there was a Hat found in the House, it was Hickterbal's Hat. The Evidence not making it out that the House was broken in the Night-time, the Jury acquitted him of the Burglary, and found him guilty of the Felony only . And Hannah Merrit having inform'd the Prosecutor voluntarily of her having received the Goods, the Jury acquitted her.

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Samuel Hickterhall , Humphrey Belmosset , Sarah Ward , alias Sarah, the Wife of Humphrey Belmosset , and Hannah Merrit , of St. Paul's Shadwel , were indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of William Martin , the 25th of April last, and stealing divers Goods . The Prosecutor depos'd, that he went to Bed about 11 of the Clock, and rising about five in the Morning, a Chair-Woman came about that Time, and told him his House had been broken open; several Goods were missing. Ann Dixon depos'd, that she lived in the House with Sarah Ward , and not liking their Ways, she gave Information that she had seen some of the Goods the Prosecutor had lost. Other Evidences depos'd, that when Hickterhall was apprehended, he had the Prosecutor's Waistcoat on his Back, and Sarah Ward a Pair of Mrs. Maclues Stockings on, and some Things were found in Hannah Merrit 's House. The Felony was plainly prov'd upon Hickterhall, but the Burglary not being proved, he was found guilty of the Felony only , and acquitted all the rest.

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Robert Parry , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing thirty Guineas , the Property of Sir Robert Henly , Baronet , the first of April last. Sir Robert depos'd, that coming to London he wanted a Servant , and Captain Broderick offered to lend him one of his, who was the Prisoner; that he having lost Money at several Times, he suspected the Prisoner and that in order to be satisfied, he having 63 Guineas and a Half in his Pocket, told them three Times over when he went to Bed, and three Times more the next Morning; and getting up in his Night-Gown and Slippers, (as his usual Custom was,) went into the Anti-Chamber, and sent the Prisoner to fetch his Breeches, and upon counting the Money found one Guinea wanting; that upon charging the Prisoner with it, he did confess it, told him where he had laid it. The Prisoner deny'd it at the Bar, and urged that he had after that been employ'd in Sir Robert's Service, and entrusted to carry Plate from London to Richmond; and that there was a Suit depending between Sir Robert and another Person, and he had a Subpoena to be an Evidence in the Court at Westminster the next Day; and that there was an Habeas Corpus ad testisicandum for him for that Purpose. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him.

William Boyle , of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing twenty Pair of Stockings, Value Forty Shillings, in the Shop of Richard Down , the Sixth of May last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

He was also indicted a second Time, for stealing twenty Ounces of Silver in the Dwelling-House of William Barker ; which Fact being also prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

Elizabeth Parsons , and Godfrey Buckley , of St. Margaret's Westminster , were indicted, for that Elizabeth Parsons, together with Joseph Kemp , and John Knap , did break the Dwelling-House of Mrs. Mary Paget , the 19th of March last in the Night-time, and stealing thence divers Pieces of Silver, Plate, and other Goods ; and Godfrey Buckley as an Accessary before the Fact, in inticing, procuring, aiding and abetting, and also for receiving the Goods, knowing them to be stolen . Robert Philips depos'd, that he dwelt in Mrs. Paget's House, she being committed to the Care of his Wife; that he did not that Night lye at Home, some Company being there that Night; but lying hard by, he was called up by a Washerwoman so early in the Morning, that he could not say whether it was Break of Day or not; but about Three of the Clock being inform'd that Mrs. Paget's House was broke open, he went immediately and found all the Doors open; and did fear his Wife and Mrs. Paget, and all in the House had been murthered, there being no Man in the House; that when he came in, he called out aloud to his Wife, Are you alive? that she answering, he went up Stairs, found several Doors broke open, Cabinets, Buroes, &c. and divers Goods missing. Susannah Philips depos'd, that in the Night-Time she heard a great Knocking, and other Noises, as of something falling, drawing out of Drawers, and heard a Man cough in the Dining-Room; but was afraid to take any Notice, or call out, the House being a Lone - House, and looking into the Park backwards, and inclosed with a Wall and Court-Yard forwards, so that she could not expect to be heard. She added, that about three Nights before she going to the Gate, was surpriz'd to see three Men at it, who went away at her coming out, locking the Gate after her; but one of the Men, (whom she verily believes to be the Prisoner,) came back and ask'd, Whether one Mr. Paget did not live there. John Knap depos'd, that George Buckley , and Joseph Kemp , inticed him to go with them, and took him up to Westminster; that going along they saw a Gentleman in Liquor, and said there is a Booty, he bidding him, (this Evidence,) go knock him down, and Kemp riffle his Pockets. That afterwards he said to this Evidence, there is a House in such a Place and there is no Man in it; that they went to Mrs. Paget's House, he saying this is the House, mind your Business, and Godfrey did speak to Mrs. Philips as she had before depos'd, and this was three or four Nights before the Commission of the Fact. That three or four Nights after, Joseph Kemp and Elizabeth Parsons, alias Kemp , went to Mrs. Paget's House about Twelve a-Clock at Night, and they hoisted him, this Evidence, over the Wall to open the Gate; but he not being able to do it, Joseph Kemp standing on Elizabeth Parson 's Knees, got over, and cursing him for not opening it, did with an Iron Chissel so wrench the Staple back, that the Lock flew open, and then Mary Parsons came in. That then Kemp took down the Glass, bored the Shutters, and putting in his Hand took down an Iron Bar, so they all went in. That then Kemp taking a Pair of Pistols, they went all about the House, and broke open Cabinets or Buroes, took Plate and many other Things; that Elizabeth Parsons took two Pistols in her Hand, went up to the Chamber where the Gentlewomen lay, told him there was a great Booty, and bid him go in and Cut their Throats, and gave him a White-Handled Penknife for that Purpose, and told him if he did not do it, he should not have a Penny. That they were in the House about Two Hours; that the Goods were carried to Buckley's House, and Parsons she sold some and pawned others. That he, this Evidence, afterwards went down into the Country Eighty Miles, but being uneasy in his Mind, could not rest, continually dreaming of clambering over Walls, and the like; that thereupon he return'd to London, and discovered the Matter. Mr. Wyburn's Servant the Pawn-Broker, depos'd that Elizabeth Parsons had pawned some of the Goods there, and John Knap having given Notice of it, he had Orders from Justice Robe to stop Parsons when she came again, as he did. The Constable also depos'd, that John Knap made himself a voluntary Evidence. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter, Elizabeth Parsons , alias Kemp, passing for the Wife of Joseph Kemp , was acquitted , as not being accountable, as acting under the Direction, and in Company of her Husband Joseph Kemp ; and there not being any Evidence to corroborate that of John Knap , Godfrey Buckley was likewise acquitted .

John Huggins , late Warden of the Fleet , was also Try'd at the same Time for the Murther of Edward Arne : The Prosecution was carried on by the King's Attorney-General and Council; there were many Witnesses both for the King and Prisoner, and after a long Trial, the Jury brought in their Verdict, Special .

Thomas Bambridge , late Warden of the Fleet-Prison , was indicted at the Sessions-House in the Old-Bailey, and Try'd for the Murther of Robert Castel , and was acquitted .

James Cluff , try'd and acquitted the last Sessions for the Murther of Mary Green . against whom William Green, Brother and Heir to Mary Green, did, after his being acquitted, bring an Appeal, and appear'd at the Bar, and mov'd the Court that he might be try'd this Sessions; but he not having taken Care to bring a Venire facias in Time, so that it could not be done according to the usual Course of Law, his Trial is deferr'd till the next Sessions.

Jacob Stock , former Convicts

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

Received Sentence of Death 4.

William Tweed , Edward Marriot , Mordecai Jonas , and William Boyle .

For Transportation 11.

Mary Holmes , Peter Compton , John Roberts , Samuel Hickterhal , Mary Harrison , Elizabeth Girling , Margaret Brown , alias Jones, Sarah Scales , John Brayley , Daniel Lewis , Katherine Brown .

To be Whipt 7.

Samuel Eggleston , John Roberts , Susanna Tindal , Ann Waters , alias Walker, Robert Bird , Jane Masham , Jacob Stock , former Convicts .

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