Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 22 July 2014), October 1729 (17291015).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 15th October 1729.

THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer FOR THE City of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX:

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 20th of October, 1729, in the Third Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir ROBERT BAYLIS , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Rt. Honourable the Lord Chief Justice Raymond; the Honourable Baron Hales ; Mr. Justice Denton; the Worshipful Mr. Serjeant Raby, Deputy-Recorder; and several other of His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery for the City of London, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Robert Johnson .

John Mansfield .

Edward Saunders .

John Blunt .

Richard Bates .

Samuel Smith .

Joseph Storer .

Manly Hall .

Nathan Dell .

James Townsend .

William Bird .

Thomas Dawson .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Ingram .

William Tame .

Thomas Richmond .

William Thrift .

John Middleton .

John Morris .

Thomas Aliff .

John Henshaw .

David Allen .

John Spicer .

George Gerrard .

Thomas Chapman .

Ursula Howard , alias Clark , of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat, value 2 s. 6 d. the Property of Philip Carter . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

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Grace Cox , of St. Hellen's, near Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Perriwigs, value 10 s. the Goods of Thomas Burdet , the 3d of this Instant October . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

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John Rolph , of St. Dunstan's in the East , was indicted for feloniously stealing 25 lb. of Sugar, the Goods of a Person unknown . It appear'd by the Evidence that the Sugar lay at Dice-Key , and the Prisoner was apprehended taking it out of the Hogshead. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Deborah Chubbs , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Shirts the Property of John Whaley , the 5th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence that Prosecutor's Servant having been washing, had left the Linnen in the Tub while she went to Dinner, and in the mean while the Linnen was stolen, and Part of them were found upon the Prisoner. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Mary Richardson , and Jane Hare , of St. James's Clerkenwell , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Box-Iron, two Sheets, &c . the Property of John Shaw , the 27th of August last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoners were Lodgers in the Prosecutor's House, and did take the Goods, and pawn'd them. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty, each to the Value of 10 d.

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Richard Kilburn , of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for privately stealing in the Shop of Ann Fletcher a Parcel of Silk Handkerchiefs , the 3d of this Instant October . It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner was seen by the Prosecutor to come into her Shop, and she immediately coming into the Shop and seizing him, he threw down the Handkerchiefs into a Chair, he having gotten them under a Rug Coat. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Elizabeth Ranger , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for Feloniously stealing 3 Linnen Sheets , the Goods of George Walker , the 3d of August last. The Fact not being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, she was acquitted .

Benjamin Ward , of the Precinct of St. Katherine's , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Half-Peck Loaves, and 2 Peck of Flour , the Goods of Samuel Robinson , the 13th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner was Journeyman to the Prosecutor, who is a Baker , and that he us'd to carry out the Loaves privately, unknown to his Master; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Egglin , and Eliz Dark , of St. Ann's Westminster , were indicted for stealing a pair of Stockings , the Property of Edmund Frier , the 2d of this Instant October . The Fact being plainly prov'd against John Egglin , the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. But there being no Evidence against Eliz. Dark, she was acquitted .

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Mary Brown , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Linnen Shifts , the Goods of William Norcliff , the 20th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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William Sheppard , and Mary his Wife , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for stealing Bed-Curtains and other Goods , the Property of Dorothy Mattox , the 6th of this Instant October . It appear'd that the Prisoners took a Lodging ready furnish'd of the Prosecutor, and the Goods were taken out and pawn'd by Elizabeth Sheppard; but it not appearing that he was privy the Fact, he was acquitted , and Elizabeth Sheppard was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Ann Shurt , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Pair of Stockings , the Goods of Katherine Baker , the 15th of August last; but no Evidence appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Sarah Bye , and Grace Bezament , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Handkerchief from the Person of Charles Price ; but no-body appearing against the Prisoners, they were acquitted .

William Betts , and Robert Henderson , of St. James's Clerkenwell , were indicted for stealing 2 Geese , the Property of Robert Milbourn , the 20th of September last: But no-body appearing against the Prisoners, they were acquitted .

Margaret Unthank , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing divers Goods , the Property of John Parnel , the 25th of August last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Ann Parsons , of St. Alphage , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 silver Spoons , the Goods of John Whitford , the 2d of this Instant October . It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner coming to the Prosecutor's House to sell Oysters, took an Opportunity to take the Spoons; the Spoons were found where the Prisoner had pawn'd them. Guilty, value of 10 d.

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Ruth Herenhausen , of the Precinct of St. Katherine's , was indicted for breaking the House of Benjamin Batty , and stealing 8 Shirts, 8 Shifts, and divers other Linnen , the 30th of September last.

Martha Batty depos'd, That having been washing, the Cloaths were folded, and left lying on a Dresser in the Kitchen over Night; that the next Morning she was inform'd the House was broke, and the Linnen gone; she found a Ladder at the outside of the Pales; a Square of Glass broke, and the Linnen, as she suppos'd, taken out at that Opening; that hearing a Bell-man crying a Pot, she went and found it to be hers; that when the Prisoner was appehended, she had an Apron of hers before her; a Handkerchief of her Maid's in her Hand, and one of her Maid's Shifts on her Back. Her Evidence was confirm'd by her Maid, Martha Alcock .

Humphry Christopher depos'd, That he going to his Business about five a-Clock in the Morning, he stumbled over a Bundle of Linnen, a Porridge-Pot, &c. in an Alley; when he came to the End of the Alley, he saw the Prisoner there; that he laid up the Goods, and about 7 a-Clock that Morning got them cry'd. The Prisoner did not deny her having the Apron, Shift, and Handkerchief which had been stolen, but pleaded she found them in the Street; but this did not avail, she being a Person of ill Fame; the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Dyer , and Abraham Dumbleton , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of Henry Topping in the Night-time the 16th of August last, and stealing 20 Yards of printed Linnen, also Russia Linnen, and other Goods, to a considerable Value . The Prosecutor deposed, that his Shop was broken, and the Goodstolen, and that he found Part of them at one Mr. Hodgkins's.

Mary Hodgkins depos'd, That Margaret Dyer Wife to John Dyer , brought two Gowns made of the printed Linnen, which the Prosecutor own'd to be his Linnen, and also Sheets, which he own'd likewise to be his; and that Dumbleton's Wife was with Margaret Dyer when she came to her with the Goods.

Henry Cole depos'd That himself and the two Prisoners did break the Prosecutor's House between 2 and 3 a-Clock in the Morning, the Day laid in the Indictment; that he cut a Hole in the Shutter, put in his Hand, took out a Pane, opened the Shutter went into the Shop, handed the Goods out to Dyer and Dumbleton, who stood on the outside; that they carried the goods to a Turning where were some Logs, where they emptied the Bag and went again and fetch'd more; that they carried the Goods into the Fields, leaving Dyer to look after what they had left; he and Dumbleton carried each a Bundle to Dyer's House; that the Prisoners Wives had each a Gown made of the Prosecutor's Linnen. The Prosecutor swore the Linnen to be his, and Sheets made of Russia Linnen to be his. The Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and Dyer pleaded that Henry Cole had sworn against him out of Malice, because he being at that time a Prisoner in Newgate, he liv'd with his Wife, and he was afraid that if he got out he would be prejudicial to him. Cole did not deny but that he did cohabit with Dyer's Wife, but swore, after he did come out of Newgate they were very familiar together, and did commit several Robberies together besides this. The Fact being planily prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment. Death .

John Dyer , and Abraham Dumbleton , were indicted a second time, of St. Andrew Holborn , for assaulting Henry Bradley on the High-way, putting him in fear of his Life, and taking from him a Hat, a Perriwig, and a Cane .

The Prosecutor deposed, that the Day mentioned in the Indictment, at about 12 a-Clock at Night, as he was going Home, in Great Kirby-Street , near Hatton-Garden, he was attack'd by three Persons, was knock'd down, and robb'd of his Hat, Wig, and Cane; that one of them, which he thinks he may be positive of, was the Prisoner, Dyer, came up to him, and said, Good Morrow to you, and catching hold of him, with a short Truncheon struck him, and immediately he was knock'd down, they all laying on him with Blows as fast as they could strike, so that he was miserably bruised, cut to the Scull, one of his Fingers bruised to Pieces, so that he has intirely lost the Use of it; that on this, he cry'd out, which raised the Neighbourhood, so that they did not stay to take his Money, but ran away; that he had two Gold small Picture-Frames in his Hand, which he lost, but were afterwards found in the Place where he was knock'd down.

Henry Cole depos'd, That himself and the two Prisoners went on the Day mention'd in the Indictment from Dyer's House in Cow-Lane, after they had been drinking of Geneva, with a full Resolution to rob, they having no Money; that going to Hatton-Garden, they saw the Prosecutor, and he appearing to be a Person that had Money, they cross'd the Way, and Dyer went up to the Prosecutor, bid him Good Morrow, and struck him; that Dumbleton and himself came up to him, and all of them did lay on him with their Sticks; and that upon Mr. Bradley's crying out, the People in the Neighbourhood were alarm'd; that this oblig'd them to make off, and the People looking out of their Windows, he threw his Stick up at the Windows, and having a Pistol, he (this Evidence) did fire it; that they threw the Hat and Wig into an Area, and came the next Morning, and found them, cut the Cane and Wig to Pieces, and sold the Hat in Long-Lane; that the reason they cut the Wig to Pieces was because it was not very good, and they find them to be Drugs, and yield but little. The Evidence of the Prosecutor and this Witness being coherent, and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty of this Indictment also. Death .

John Carter , of Paddington , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Weather Sheep, value 39 s. the Property of John Lawrence , the 30th of September last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Sheep were Scotch Sheep, a Sort that scarce any-body in the Country had but himself; that the Sheep were lost out of his Ground, and upon Enquiry hearing that the Prisoner was in St. Giles's Roundhouse upon Suspicion of stealing Sheep, he went, and was inform'd where they were; and that going to the Place, he found one of them kill'd, and two alive. The Prisoner pleaded that he bought the Sheep; but could produce no Evidence to prove it; whereupon, the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

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Elizabeth Savoury , of St. Margaret Pattens , was indicted for stealing divers wearing Apparel , the Goods of Jasper Horn , the 27th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and had taken the Goods and pawn'd them. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Thomas Wallixelson , of All-Saints, London-Wall , was indicted for privately stealing 23 lb. of Sugar, in the Shop of John Hammers . - Vivian depos'd, that he being at the farther-end of the Shop, the Prisoner came in and took the Loaf of Sugar, and went away with it under his Arm; that he follow'd him, apprehended him, and saw him drop the Sugar. The Prisoner's taking and dropping the Sugar was confirm'd by another Evidence. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Robert Everet , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of Samuel Arnold ; but no-body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Clark , of St. Bartholomew the Less , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Clogs value 2 s. the 30th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Richard Stephens , of St. Dionysius Back-Church , was indicted for stealing some Bees-Wax , the Property of William Haws , the 16th of September last; but no Evidence appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Miles Conner , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for stealing a Coat , and other Goods of John Powel , the 9th of June last; but no-body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Joseph Bruckin , and John Goetree , of St. James's Westminister , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Pistol and a Petticoat , the Goods of William Berresford , the 24th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them guilty, each of them to the Value of 10 d.

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Henry Barnard of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shift , the Property of Samuel Petty , the 13th of this Instant October . It appear'd by the Evidence that the Shift hung on a Line to dry, and the Prisoner being seen to take it, was pursued and taken with it upon him. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Joseph Godfrey , of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen Cloth , the Goods of John Mackmurdy , the 13th of this Instant October . It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner was seen to go into the Prosecutor's Shop, and having taken the Goods and gone away, was pursued and taken, having first thrown down the Cloth. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Richard Tennard , of Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brown Mare, value 5 l. the Property of Henry Smith , the 13th of September last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that he lent the Prisoner the Mare, to ride 3 Miles, and he rode her up to London and sold her.

Christopher Thistlewood depos'd, that he bought the Mare of the Prisoner for 4 Guineas. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death

John Lucas , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting Jane Smith , and taking from her 3 s. and 6 d. the 28th of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner came to her as she was standing at the Door of a Brandy-Shop, took her up in his Arms, and carried her into the Street, and threw her down in the Canal, and she lost her Money. The Prisoner brought seperal Evidences who depos'd that the Prisoner did not throw her down; that it was done by one John Rayner , and that the Prisoner was not present at that time; whereupon he was acquitted .

Mary Siggins, alias Perkins , of Christ-Church in Spittle-Fields , was indicted for stealing the Goods of Thomas Hartley , the 29th of September last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Prisoner came to him as a Servant , and after she had been with him 5 Days, went away, having stolen the Goods. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Elizabeth Carpenter , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for privately taking a Shirt and some Money from the Person of Thomas Walker , the 30th of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, that as he was going along Drury-Lane, the Prisoner came to him and ask'd him to drink with her; that she carried him to King's-Court in Russel-Street , and would have him go with her into a House; and he not being willing to go in, she pull'd him in, and shut the Door upon him, and he feeling her fumbling about him, miss'd his Shirt; that then she ran down into the Cellar, he follow'd her, and when he came down, a Soldier was there, who hector'd him and threatened him if he did not be gone. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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George Dawes , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of Francis Blunket in the Night-time, and feloniously stealing two Coats, and other Goods , the 26th of September last. The Burglary not being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, he was acquitted of that; but was found guilty of the Felony to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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John Downing , of Christ-Church, Spittle-Fields , was indicted for stealing 2 silver Spoons , the Property of John Powel , the 21st of September last. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Absalom Crouch , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of Peter Tappy , in the Night-time, and stealing divers Goods , the 24th of September last. The stealing of the Goods being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. But the Burglary not being sufficiently prov'd, of that he was acquitted .

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Mary Reason , and Sarah Walker , alias Morgan , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods , the Property of Andrew Turner , the 13th of September last; but the Fact not being plainly prov'd, the Jury acquitted her.

Ephraim Goatley , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Fustian Frock, value 2 s. the Property of Anthony Ivory , the 12th of October last; but there being no Evidence sufficient affect the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Amy Kemp , of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for privately stealing divers Goods in the Shop of Richard Kippling , the 24th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Alice Haley , and Judith Smith , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , were indicted for privately stealing several Pieces of silk Ribbon in the Shop of George Colebach . The Prosecutor and Evidences depos'd, that the Prisoners came to his Shop pretending to buy a Yard of Ribbon; and that being suspected of having taken something, and being told they should be search'd, Judith Smith was seen privately to lay down one Piece, and Alice Haley had four conceal'd under her Riding-Hood. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty to the Value of 10 d. each.

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William Hargest , of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief from the Person of Philip Cartwright Web , the 9th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Ann Hurst , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for assaulting in the Highway, Katherine Brown , an Infant of 5 Years of Age, putting her in fear, and taking from her a Pair of Stays, and a Woollen Petticoat , the 4th of this Instant October . It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner being seen with the Child at the Land of Promise, near Hoxton , and that she being seen to come back without the Child, and to have some Things, and the Child crying, the Prisoner was pursued, and taken at Norton Falgate, having the Stays in her Apron, but having sold the Petticoat. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Elizabeth Bennet , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Sheets, &c . the Property of Abraham Banks , the 20th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner was a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Mary Dutler , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for stealing 10 Yards of Cherry Derry, the Goods of, and in the Shop of Robert Mackoon , the 20th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner, with her Child about six Years of Age, went to the Prosecutor's Shop, pretending to buy some Calamanca; and that being gone out of the Shop, the Goods were miss'd, and the Prisoner being follow'd, the Goods were found under the Child's Riding-Hood; it did appear likewise that the Child was seen to take something; and it not appearing to the Jury to be done by the Direction or Privity of the Mother, she was acquitted .

Esther Morgan , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Watch, a Gold Snuff Box, value 1 8 l. Diamond Ear-rings, value 18 l. a Suit of Head-cloaths, value 5 l. four Gowns, value 20 l. and divers other Goods of great Value, 49 Guineas, and other Money in Silver, to the Value of 138 l. in the Dwelling House of Martha Thorold , Spinster , the 9th of July last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, that she went out to pay a Visit about 5 a-Clock in the Afternoon, the Day laid in the Indictment, and returning Home betwixt 8 and 9, could not get Entrance; whereupon her Footman went round about, and got in the Back Way, finding the Doors backward all open, and opening the Fore-Door, let her in, saying, Madam you are robb'd; that she going into her Rooms, found her Cabinet broken open, and the Drawers and Band-Boxes, &c. all thrown about the Room, and the Goods and Money mention'd in the Indictment, gone, and finding her Servant. Betty Loyd , and examining her, she pretended to have been bound, and that the Robbery had been committed by two Persons, who she did believe were Men in Women's Cloaths; and that the Servants did not own for a considerable time who committed the Robbery.

Elizabeth Loyd depos'd, That the Prisoner was in the House when the Robbery was committed; and that she saw her carry out a Bundle under her Riding-Hood, but could not see what was in it; that the Prisoner and Margaret Lawrence came to Madam Thorold's the Day before, and when Madam Thorold was gone out, the Prisoner and Margaret Lawrence said they would rob Madam Thorold, and this was while they were binding her; that Margaret Lawrence bound her, Esther Morgan holding her the mean time: and that Margaret Lawrence said she would rob Madam Thorold for Spite and Revenge.

Lucy Hart depos'd, That the Prisoner and Maragaret Lawrence came the Night before they committed the Robbery, to Madam Thorold's House, and lay there all Night, and staid the next Day till Madam Thorold was gone out; that about an Hour after, she being gone up two Pair of Stairs to carry some Headcloaths of her Mistress's that she had been Ironing, she heard Betty Loyd shriek out, and turning out of the Room to come down, the Prisoner and Margaret Lawrence met her upon the Stairs, and told her they would rob Madam Thorold; that she desired them not to do it, and that the Prisoner said she would do it; that they forc'd her into the Room, and Bound her; that she shriek'd out, and the Prisoner said, If she made any Noise she would kill her; that Betty Loyd was then below stairs in the Back Kitchin; that they unbound her, and said, she should be lock'd up; forc'd her into the Garret up three pair of Stairs, and lock'd her in; and that she was lock'd up about 3 Hours.

Thomas Booth depos'd, That he being sent for to Madam Thorold's, went in pursuit of Esther Morgan ; that he went to one Forster's, a Shoemaker in Tash-Street, along with Madam Thorold's Footman; but was told the Prisoner was gone out; that he demanded the Key of her Room, but not finding the Prosecutor's Goods there, and menacing the People of the House, was inform'd that the Prisoner had carried out some Goods to a Trunkmaker's in Holborn, which by Enquiry he found out, and was there inform'd, that the Prisoner having bought a large Trunk and having put divers Goods into it, it had been carried away by a Porter; that thereupon he made Enquiry after the Porter who carried them, and having found him, he went with him to one Mr. Bushy's, where he found a Trunk mark'd with the first Letters of the Prisoner's Name, but the Prisoner was gone out; that breaking open the Trunk he found divers of the Prosecutor's Goods, as the Gold Watch, Snuff-Box 30 Guineas &c.

John Darnbrough depos'd, That he was call'd to Mr. Forster's House; that the Prisoner was there in a Room, and asked him what he would have to carry a Box and a Bundle to a Trunkmaker's in Holborn; that she agreed with him for 3 d. and he carried them to Mr. Langston's a Trunkmaker's; but could not say what Goods were in the Box and Bundle.

Francis Wright depos'd, that he carried the Trunk from the Trunkmaker's, to the Angel over-gainst Bloomsbury, in Holborn the Prisoner going before him, but knew not what was in it.

Sarah Bushy depos'd, That she had known the Prisoner several Years, but had not seen her before for a Year or two; but accidentally meeting her that Day, she told her, she was coming out of Place, and ask'd her for a Lodging in an honest House, whereupon she offer'd her one in her own; that she soon after sent in the Trunk before-mentioned; that she knew not what was in it; that it was brought about 4 in the Afternoon, and fetch'd away by the same Porter, with the Constable, about 6, and carried to Madam Thorold's House, as it afterwards appear'd. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Christian Frederick Peterson , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a silver Spoon , the Goods of William Cuff , Esq ; but there being no Proof that the Prisoner stole it, and the Spoon being afterwards found, he was acquitted .

Thomas Brady , Anthony Thompson , John Egglin , and Thomas Jennings , of St. Martin's le Grand , were indicted, the 3 first for privately stealing 7 pair of Stockings, in the Shop of John Smith , the 29th of September last; and Thomas Jennings for receiving one pair of them, knowing them to be stolen . The Fact being plainly prov'd against the 3 first, the Jury found them guilty, each to the Value of 10 d. but the Fact not being prov'd against the latter, he was acquitted .

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Mary Trevilian , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for breaking the House of James Brown , in the Night-time, and stealing Goods, value 5 s. the 7th of this Instant October ; but the Burglary not being prov'd, she was acquitted of that, and the Goods being of small Value, the Jury found her guilty of the Felony the Value of 10 d.

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Elizabeth Gardener , alias Rose , of St. Bride's , was indicted for feloniously marrying Thomas Woodward , her former Husband Thomas Rose being still alive ; but there not being Evidence of the Marriages, she was acquitted .

Mary Emmerson , of the Trinity Minories , was indicted for feloniously stealing Shoes , the Property of William Dallin , the 18th of September last. But the Evidence being insufficient, she was acquitted .

Richard Hatch , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods , the Property of William Sonrwood ; but there being no Proof of the Fact, he was acquitted .

Mary Trevilian , of St. George the Martyr , was indicted for feloniously stealing a silk Cloak, value 50 s. the Goods of Camilla Edwards , the 14th of this Instant October ; but no-body appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

George Coven , of St. John Wapping , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hand-Saw, value 5 s. and a pair of Pincers, value 6 d. the Goods of William Darnel , the 13th of September last; but there being no Proof of the Fact, the Jury acquitted him.

Joseph Cross , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for marrying Mary Harris , his former Wife being alive ; but there being no Proof of either of the Marriages, he was acquitted .

Anthony Thomson , and John Egglin , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 pair of Stockings in the Shop of Thomas Lankey , the 22d of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

Michael Martin , and Hannah Farrington , of St. Giles's Cripplegate were indicted for feloniously stealing two Gallons of strong Beer, value 2 s. the Property of John Ploughman , the 12th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prosecutor was a Brewer , and the Prisoner, Michael Martin , was his Servant ; that the Prosecutor having a Store-Cellar near Cripplegate , and Hannah Farrington being a Servant to a Customer of the Prosecutor's, who dwelt hard-by this Store-Cellar, and having supplied the Prosecutor's Servants with some Necessaries they wanted when at the Store-Cellar, the Prisoner, Michael Martin , or some other of the Prosecutor's Servants, had at Times, in Return, given her three Mugs of Beer; and that the Prisoner Michael Martin , having given an Information to the Commissioners of the Excise of the Prosecutor's using Molasses in his brewing Drink, did set on foot this Prosecution; giving the Drink not appearing in the Eye of the Law to be a Felony, and the Prosecution malicious, the Jury acquitted the Prisoners, and the Court granted them a Copy of their Indictment.

Elizabeth Holland , of St. George Hanover-Square , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods , the Property of Nicholas Clark , the 19th of September last. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Margaret Macnorton , alias Hambletou , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods in the House of John Seneff , the 2d of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner had been a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House, but was remov'd; and that there was a Dispute about some Rent in Arrear, and a Tea-Board, value 1 s. 6 d. which she had carried away with her, to the property of which both the Prosecutor and Prisoner laid Claim. But upon a full Hearing of the Evidence, the Jury acquitted her; and the Prosecution appearing to the Court to be malicious, they granted the Prisoner a Copy of her Indictment.

Elizabeth Johnson , of St. Bennet's Fink , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Spoon, Muslin Stock, and Buckle , the Goods of Joseph Jones , the 1st of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was employ'd as a Scullian Woman in the Prosecutor's House, and took the Spoon, &c. Which being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Richard Wright , of Hanwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing four Bushel of Beans and a Sack, the Property of Mary Turner , in the Shop of Daniel Holworthy , the 28th of February last; but the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Fact upon him, he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Brown , alias Nibblet , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing three pewter Plates and other Goods ; of William Thomas , the 19th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Goods and pawn'd them; which Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Susannah Savage , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing divers Goods , the Property of Christopher Rinch , the 24th of September last: But there not being sufficient Evidence of the Fact, she was acquitted .

Jane Harris , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pewter Dish , the property of Thomas Smith , the 23d of September last; which Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Christopher Baker , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods of Mary Timberwell , the 29th of August last; but for want of sufficient Evidence, he was acquitted .

Amy Armstrong , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for privately taking 12 s. and 6 d. in Money from the Person of William Davis , the 2d of this Instant October .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going along Drury-Lane, at about 12 a-Clock at Night of the Day mention'd in the Indictment, he met with the Prisoner at Windsor-Court , and they went together to a publick House, and drank 2 or 3 Pints of Drink, and having been there about half an Hour, he went with the Prisoner to her Lodging; that while he was talking with her about something or another, he did not know what directly, he miss'd his Money, and immediately she went out of the Room; that he follow'd her down into the Court, and that there being Men with Lights, he charg'd the Prisoner with having taken his Money, and charg'd the Watch with her, and she also charg'd the Watchmen with him, and so they both went to St. Giles's Roundhouse, and there he gave Sixpence for a Bed. The Prisoner in her Defence pleaded, that as she was standing at the End of Windsor-Court, where she lodg'd, the Prosecutor came to her, and ask'd her to drink with him, that she did so; that he afterwards would go with her to her Lodging, and there he gave her 18 d. to lie with her, and afterwards a Shilling more; that she refusing to do so, the Prosecutor swore that he would swear she had robb'd him; and that when they were at the Round-house, the Prisoner being in Bed, he told her, if she would come to Bed to him, he would make it up with her. Upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.

Ann Smith , alias Bryan , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods , the Property of George Gunthorp , the 8th of this Instant October . The Fact being plainly prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 s.

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Jane Brown , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Pewter Plates , the Goods of Jacob Reynolds , the 28th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner took them out of the Prosecutor's Shop-Window: Which Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Jane Fry , of St. George Hanover-Square , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown , the Goods of Mary Bilby , the 11th of September last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Roger Murray , of Pancrass , was indicted for stealing two Gold Rings in the Dwelling-House of John Barnes , the 23d of March last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House, and took an Opportunity of getting into the Prosecutor's Chamber, and stole the Rings: Which Fact being painly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Joseph Bishop , and John Thompson , of St. Andrew's Holborn , were indicted for stealing a Shirt, &c . the Goods of Thomas Bristol , the 13th of this Instant October.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoners came into her House, and call'd for a Pint of Purl, and while she was gone down to draw it, took the Opportunity to take the Shirt out of the Dresser-Drawer; that Thompson went away immediately, but Bishop staid in the House; and that after he was charg'd with it, he offer'd to make Satisfaction for it; but said he could not help the Prosecutor to it again. The Fact being prov'd upon Thompson, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. But there being no Evidence against Bishop, he was acquitted .

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William Johnson , and Ann Johnson , of the Precinct of St. Catherine's were indicted, the former for stealing a Brass Tobacco-Box, and 5 Moidores, 8 Rubles, value 40 s. and 9 l. of current Money , the Property of William Stag , the 30th of September last, and the latter for receiving of 5 Moidores, &c knowing them to be stolen .

The Prosecutor depos'd, that he being a Master of a Ship , the Prisoner was his Servant ; that while he was gone ashore, he stole the Money out of his Cabin, and went away; and that having apprehended the Prisoner, he confess'd the taking of the Money.

Rachel Anvil depos'd, that she was at Ann Johnson 's House, who is Mother to William Johnson , when he came and gave his Mother 4 Moidores, and 14 s. telling his Mother that he had receiv'd it as his Wages for his Voyage; the Tobacco-Box which the Money was in, was found in the Prisoner's pocket. The Fact being plainly prov'd against William Johnson , the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment; but it not appearing that Ann Johnson had any Knowledge of the Money being stolen, she was acquitted .

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Elizabeth Holland , of St. George Hanover-Square , was indicted for stealing divers Goods in the Dwelling-House of the Evidence that the Prisoner was a Girl , the Prosecutor had taken into his House out of Charity, and had been seduced by a Woman who came frequently to the House, to give her the Things from time to time. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

Francis Skinner , and John Barden , alias Barton , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , were indicted for feloniously stealing 36 China Milk-Pots, 20 Dozen of China Saucers, and 300 lb. of Tea, value 150 l. the Goods of the , the 28th of August .

John Sims depos'd, That while the Ship Harrison lay at Black-Wall , they were plundering of it continually every Day; that John Barton plunder'd within the Ship, and Francis Skinner without in the Lighter; that Barton handed the Goods out to Skinner; and that they employ'd two Boys with Boats, who were continually carrying the Goods ashore, and returning; that he saw Tea taken out of the Ship, &c. every Day; that he saw Skinner break open Chests, and take out a great many Milk-Pots, Tea-Pots, and Saucers.

Nicholas Hugginson depos'd, he was employ'd on Board the Ship, and that he saw the Prisoners take 12 Milk-Pots, and 40 Saucers, and that they threw out Tea in Handkerchiefs, Rags and little Bags; that they swore at him, and said, They did not come on Board the Ship to work, but to Thieve; and that every Finger was a Fish-Hook.

- Austin depos'd, That the Prisoners and one Ogden, broke open Chests, and took out the Quantity of 8 Dozen of Saucers, &c and that two Water-Boys were continually employd to carry; that while one went, the other came back; that the Lighter lay along-side of the Ship; and that he had seen Barton in the Ship plunder the Chests of Tea, and take out Tea, and hand it to Skinner in the Hoy; that he believ'd there was to the Quantity of half a Chest plunder'd. The Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and pleaded that the Prosecution was set on foot for Spite because they took Tea away from those Evidences when they were carrying it out of the Ship; and to prove it, call'd John Clark and William Evans , who depos'd, That they had been employ'd as Tide-Waiters to the Customs for many Years, and that they had taken Tea and other Things from the Evidences; that they had taken 7 lb. of Tea from Sims, and the others; and that Sims threatned them to turn them out of their Employment for it; that the Evidence went in a Bum-Boat to pilfer and plunder what they could get of Merchants Goods, the King's Stores, or any thing: They call'd likewise Evidences as to Sims's Character, who gave him but a very indifferent one; and Mary Rut depos'd, that she heard Tims say, That he would not have harm'd them, if they had not hinder'd him; let them rob the Company of all they had if they would; but swore, d - mn his Blood he would hang them. The Prisoners call'd divers to their own Reputation, and upon a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted them.

Eleanor Claxton , of St. Mary Whitechappel , indicted for unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously setting Fire to the House of Elizabeth Hunt , Widow , the 26th of September last.

Elizabeth Hunt depos'd, That the Prisoner did frequently get in Liquor, and was very quarrelsome and disturbing; upon which she spoke to her, desiring her to be quiet, telling her she could not bear it; and that about a Week before the House was set on Fire, she had been fighting with her Husband, and he came out all of a gore Blood asking her for some Vinegar; that she blaming her for it, she took up the Fire-Shovel and broke the Windows, and said she would be reveng'd of her for taking her Husband's Part; that she telling her she would give her Warning to go out of her Room, she (as she suppos'd) took the Opportunity to set Fire to the House the Day mentioned in the Indictment: that about Candlelight, as she was sitting in her House with an Acquaintance, there being no Fire any where in the lower Part of the House, they perceiv'd a great Smoke, a strong smell of Burning; that searching, they found the Fire in a Closet under the Stairs, behind the Parlour; that the Prisoner had at that time a Candle burning in her Apartment, and was walking about the Yard smoaking Tobacco; that the Fire flam'd out like the Mouth of an Oven, and was caus'd by setting Fire to some Cloaths, as a Hoop-Petticoat, and some other Things that hung there; that the Fire had taken the Door; that Help coming, and by throwing Water, they got it out; that the Prisoner never assisted in quenching it, but kept walking about the Yard unconcern'd; that she telling her she had done this, she damn'd her, calling her Pale-fac'd her before she had done with her; and that she should not have a Bed to lie on; and that she also abus'd Martha Underhill , who help'd her to put it out; calling her a meddle-making Jade, and had no Business to trouble herself about it; and that she had pack'd up her Cloaths in a Box which stood on a Cane-Chair at the Door, ready to be carried away. The Prosecutor's Evidence was confirm'd by Mary Higginson , Martha Underhill , and Richard Minors .

Elizabeth Hunt also added, That she saw her near the Place where the Fire began, with a Candle in her Hand; also saw her afterwards stoop down and look into it, but did not suspect what she was about; but she did not see her set the Things on Fire. The Prisoner at the Bar deny'd the Fact, and after a full Hearing of the Matter, she was acquitted .

Robert Hall , of the Trinity Minories , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of George Clark , in the Night-time, and stealing a Gold Watch, Chain, &c. value 30 l. and 19 Guineas , the 29th of September last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That his House was broken, and the Watch stolen; but he did not suspect the Prisoner, who was his Journeyman , and had been his Apprentice; 'till a Goldsmith, who was his Neighbour, and having bought his Gold Seal, and hearing he had been robb'd, gave him Notice of it; and that it was brought to him by a Boy belonging to an Alehouse, at the Three Kings in the Minories; that being inform'd by the Boy that the Prisoner had sent him, he search'd the Prisoner's Lodging, but could not find the Watch; and that the Prisoner being examin'd, pretended he found the Seal in a Field going to Limehouse.

The Boy depos'd, He receiv'd the Seal from the Prisoner, who sent him while he was drinking in his Master's House, in his Master's Name, to sell it; and that he did, and he gave the Money to the Prisoner.

Joseph Rock depos'd, That going again to search the Prisoner's Lodging and pressing him to declare the Truth, he did afterwards take the Watch from behind the Bed's-head, and deliver'd it to him; the Constable likewise confirm'd this, and that he did at last own the taking of the Watch and 19 Guineas, and said that he lost 11 of them in going Home, he having miss'd his Fob, and put them beside, into his Breeches. However, the Prisoner at the Bar deny'd the Fact, and insisted upon it that he found them, and call'd several Witnesses to prove he was elsewhere all that Night, and so could not possibly commit the Fact; which tho' they came pretty near, did not amount to a satisfactory Proof: He also call'd several Persons to his Character, who gave him a good one; as also did his Master himself, the Prosecutor: But the Fact being so clearly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s.

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Edward Lewis , and Sarah Lewis , of Allhallows Staining , were indicted for breaking the House of Esther Gomes Serra , in the Night-time, and stealing a silver Watch, a Suit of Men's Cloaths, and divers other Goods, the Property of Esther and Moses Gomes Serra the 23d of May last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, the House was broken, and the Goods stolen, but he could not tell who did the Robbery; but the Watch was found at a Pawn-broker's by the Information of Elizabeth Kemp .

Mrs. Pickard depos'd, That the Suit of Cloaths were brought to her by Sarah Lewis , the 26th of May, and that she lent 12 Shillings upon them; and that 3 Days after she came, and another Woman ( Elizabeth Kemp ) and brought a Watch, on which she lent them 40 s. and then they took out the Suit of Cloaths; that the Cloaths were afterwards brought again by a Man, who order'd that they should be deliver'd to the same Person that had laid them in before.

Elizabeth Kemp depos'd, That she was a Prisoner the 21st of May; and that when afterwards she came out, She went to the Prisoner's House, where her Husband was ( Joseph Kemp executed two or three Sessions since) and there was inform'd that they had committed a Robbery on a Jew, and that Sarah Lewis 's Mother had lent them a Dark Lanthorn (which was found in the Prosecutor's House) and that they had made away with all the Things but the Watch; and that she carried the Watch to Mr. Pickard's by all their Orders, and fetch'd the Cloaths out, for they themselves were fearful of disposing of the Watch; and that they had all a Share of the Money.

The Prisoner's deny'd the Fact, and many of their Neighbours appear'd, who gave them a very honest Character; and there being no Evidence but that of Elizabeth Kemp , as to the committing of the Fact, the Jury acquitted them.

Robert Oliver, alias William Johnson , of St. Lawrence Jury were indicted for feloniously stealing 47 Guineas the Property of Joseph Hepworth , in the Dwelling-House of Sarah North , the 14th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prosecutor and Prisoner were both Servant s of Mrs. North, and lay in the same Room; and that the Prisoner took an Opportunity while the Prosecutor was asleep, and opening his Box, took the Money, and went away with it. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Eleanor Pendrel , of St. Ann's Blackfryers , was indicted for assaulting John Simons , putting him in fear of his Life, and taking from him a Gold Ring , the 1st of this Instant October .

The Prosecutor depos'd, that her met the Prisoner in Cheapside, and she offer'd to lead him Home, he having been at the Tavern; that they went to the Post-boy at Ludgate , and drank 2 or 3 Pints of Drink, and the Prisoner at coming out pull'd off his Ring and ran away with it. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and pleaded that he would lie with her, asking her what she would have? that she told him, Half a Guinea; that he having but 3 s. gave her the Ring. The Jury acquitted her of the Robbery, and found her guilty of the Felony only, to the Value of 10 d.

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Daniel Church , of St. George's in the East , was indicted for assaulting Elizabeth Forster on the Highway, and taking from her 20 s. and 9 d. the 9th of this Instant October .

Elizabeth Forster depos'd, That as she was going from her own House to see her Child, about 20 Doors off, about 7 o-Clock at Night, the Prisoner and another came and jostled her, and had almost thrown her down; that thereupon she said, Fellow could you not go along without shoving me? that thereupon the Prisoner turnining back and damning her for a Bitch, hit her a slap on the Face; and she saying, Why do you strike me so? he struck her several times; that being come up to a Barrow-Woman and her Daughter, they said, Why do you abuse the Woman so? she is an honest Woman, and a Neighbour; upon which he fell a beating them; upon that the Woman's Husband coming, they all fell to fighting; and she feeling a Pocket-Book under her Feet, felt for her Money, which was in her Pocket-Apron, and that was all gone too: She added, that the Prisoner, while he was striking her, took hold of her Apron. The Prisoner denied the taking of the Money, and call'd a great many to his Reputation, so that it appear'd rather a drunken Frolick than a Felony, tho' the Womans Money was lost. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Hughes , of St. Catherine's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Watch, Chain, and two Seals, in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Stibbs , the 27th of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Prisoner was his Servant ; that he coming Home about 9 a-Clock in the Morning, the Day mention'd in the Indictment, and not being well, went to Bed, and order'd that no-body should disturb him; that undressing himself, he let his Breeches down on the Ground, at the Feet of the Bed; and seeing her have his Watch, he ask'd her what the did with it? and she answer'd, She took it out of his Breeches to lay it on the Chest of Drawers; that perceiving Mary Hughes in the Room, he ask'd her what she wanted? she said, To know what he would have for Dinner, and he gave her half a Guinea to buy something; that he heard her come up again, and asking her what she came for? she said, To bring the Change of the Half Guinea, and laid it down on the Chest of Drawers, by the Watch; that he being call'd down to Dinner, after he had din'd he wrote a Letter, and wanting to seal it, sent Ann Hughes up for his Watch; that she coming down, said, It was not there; not could it ever be found since: That there had been no-body in his Room all that time but himself and the Prisoner.

The Prisoner denied she knew any thing of the Watch, and in her Defence call'd the following Evidence:

Robert Slater depos'd, That the 26th of September he went to Harrard's Court, near Rag-Fair, and that Mrs. Emery ask'd him if he had not heard any thing of a Gold Watch that was lost? and he reply'd, He had heard something of it; the reply'd. He had heard something of it; she reply'd, She had the Watch in her Hand; that he hearing the Prisoner had been taken up for a Watch, and had been bailed, and one of her Bail being his Acquaintance, and Sir John Parsons 's Waterman, he went and acquainted him with the Matter, and they going to Mr. Emery's, were told the whole Story about it; and being inform'd that Ann Ward was the first Person that produced it, they got Intelligence where to look for her, at a Brandy-shop in Rag Fair; that she being apprehended by a tor, was carried before Justice Danet, where she confess'd that one Ann Williams (who was since run away) and herself, did take the Watch, and that the Watch was sold for 5 Guineas, besides the Chain, and she herself had 30 s. for her Share.

Mary Emery depos'd, That one Mrs. Sware had a Child at Nurse with her, which she used to come at proper Times to suckle; and one Night she staying lodger than ordinary, she chode her for staying so long; that then she shew'd her a fine Gold Watch; that the open'd it, and it was a very fine one indeed, the finest she had ever seen, tho' she had seen many fine ones; that it had a Gold Chain, 2 Seals, one Gold and one Silver; that she being but a mean Woman, asked her where she had it? and she told her, From one Ann Ward ; that Ann Ward came, and Mrs. Swares (who is since run away) gave it to Ann Ward ; and said, Here, take the Watch, and Mrs. Emery sees that I give to you.

Richard Danker depos'd, That when Ann Ward was apprehended, she confess'd she was in Company with Ann Williams , and while the Prosecutor's Maid (the Prisoner) was gone out, they went up Stairs, and Ann William s took the Watch off from the Chest of Drawers while a Gentleman lay asleep in the Room, and she stood 3 or 4 Stairs below, and Ann Williams gave the Watch to her; and that Ann Ward shew'd it to a Woman, and one Grubber, who broke the Watch in Pieces, and sold it for old Gold, and this Woman and Grubber are run away: A Confession to this Purpose was made by the Prisoner before Justice Danet, but was not sign'd by the Prisoner.

The Prisoner call'd several credible Persons to her Reputation, who gave her a very honest Character; and after a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.

Ann Ward , was likewise indicted for stealing the said Watch; but no Evidence appearing against her, she was acquitted .

William Page , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 s. and 2 d. the Money of Samuel Lamb , the 4th of September last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's, and order'd to send a full Pot of Beer to one Mr. Burcher's, about a dozen Doors off, and likewise Change for Half a Crown; that the Boy carrying the Drink, and 2 s. 3 d. the Prisoner took the Money, and said he should have brought a Pennyworth of Tobacco too, bidding him run back for it, and when the Boy was return'd, the Prisoner was gone away with the Money. This, as it was said, is a Stratagem much used at the other End of the Town. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Isabella Collins , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Watch , the Property of David Jones , the 15th of September last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That one Jane Edwards (since deceas'd) pick'd him up near Monmouth-Street, about 8 a-Clock at Night, and they went together to a House in Diet-street, St. Giles's ; that there Jane Edwards took it from him privately; and that he perceiving it, got it away from her again; that the Prisoner being in the Room, came and violently took it from him again, and put it behind her Back; and a Man came and bully'd, saying, He was come to rob the House, and kick'd him down Stairs; the Watch was found where it had been pawn'd. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Mary Wildman , of St. James's Westminister , was indicted for privately taking 8 Guineas from the Person of Robert Barnfellow , the 14th of this Instant October .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner meeting him, carried him to the Gun-Tavern in German-street ; and that they drank together for about two Hours, and he miss'd his Money; that a Constable was sent for, and he charg'd her with taking it. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said she was stripp'd and search'd, and she had but 1 s. and 1 d. Whereupon the Jury acquitted her.

Mary Hughes , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Gown, &c. value 4 s. of Elizabeth Wilson , the 17th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

John Showswood , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Gold Watches, value 75 l. 2 Diamond Rings, a Pistol value 10 s. and other Goods, in the Dwelling-House of John Buchan , the 15th of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Prisoner was his Journeyman , and lodg'd in his House; and that the Night mention'd in the Indictment Country; and going up Stairs to dress himself, took the Opportunity of breaking open his Scriptore, and stealing the Goods; and that he came home no more, nor did he know what was become of him, 'till he receiv'd a Letter from him from Bristol, acquainting him that he was there in Custody, being taken up by the Mayor; and also acquainting him that his Gold repeating Watch was in the Hands of one Mr. Innings a Pawn-broker, and begging his Mercy and Favour in his prosecuting him.

Mr. Innings deposed, the Prisoner brought him a Gold repeating Watch, and would have had thirty Pieces upon it, but at last would have taken ten; that one Mac Gregar, his Confederate, who is run away, had another Watch; that he suspecting the Prisoner, stopp'd the Watch, and advertiz'd it: He produced the Watch in Court; the Prosecutor own'd it to be his; and both Mr. Innings and his Servant depos'd that it was brought to him by the Prisoner.

Mr. Allen, a Clergyman, depos'd, That seeing a Mob about the Tolsey at Bristol, he went in, and found the Prisoner before the Mayor, and that he was in Liquor, and did own the stealing of a Watch; and that he had a Pistol, which was deliver'd into his (this Evidence's) Hand, which he produced in Court, and was sworn to by the Prosecutor to be his which was stolen at the same time with the Watches. The Prisoner, notwithstanding, denied the Fact, and also that the Letter was his; but the Fact being so plainly prov'd, it did not avail him: The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Tereza Dugood , Jane Dourdant , and Mary Arnold , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing divers Leather Mounts for Fans, 28 Fans and Fan-sticks, &c . the 27th of September , and the 2 last for receiving them, knowing them to be stolen .

The Prosecutor depos'd, that Tereza Dugood was his Apprentice , and that he lost Fans from time to time, and at length some of his own Leathers being brought to one of his Workmen to mount, he had Notice given him of them; and upon examining the Prisoner, she confess'd she had been deluded by Jane Dourdant to give her Mounts, Fans, and Sticks, at divers times, she telling her that she was to have a great deal of Money in a little time, and promising to give her Money to make her amends: A great many of the Prosecutor's Fans were produced in Court, which had been pawned for Jane Dourdant 's Use. The Fact being clearly proved against Tereza Dugood and Jane Dourdant , they were both found guilty to the Value of 10 d. each. But there not being sufficient Proof against Mary Arnold, she was acquitted .

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John Lunt , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for stealing four Window-Curtains , the Goods of Thomas Green : But there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Mary Pool , and Jane Heathcot , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Sheets, &c. in the Dwelling-House of Samuel Pritchard , the 10th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them guilty to the Value of 10 d. each.

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John Howard , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Suit of Men's Cloaths, Shirts, &c. and 12 Shillings in Money, the Property of Thomas Owen , in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Rostock , the 17th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Henry Evatt , of St. Bartholomew's Exchange , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Tankard and Ladle, in the Dwelling-House of George Fisher , the 9th of this Instant October . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was a Servant to the Prosecutor, and took an Opportunity to carry away the Goods betimes in the Morning, before the Prosecutor got up. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Ann Evans , of St. Margaret Lothbury , was indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Cup and Cover, value 5 l. the Goods of Samuel Bennet , the 13th of this Instant October : But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Fact, she was acquitted .

James Mackenilly , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of Elizabeth Sparrow , the 15th of August last; but no Evidence appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Margaret Green , of St. Stephen's Wallbrook , was indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Fork value 12 s. the Goods of in the Prosecutor's House , and stole the Fork. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Mary Fisher , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods in the Dwelling-House of William Hickman , the 28th of July last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner had been Servant to the Prosecutor, and had carried out the Goods to pawn. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Peter Coffee , of London , was indicted for forging an Indorsement in the Name of John Gardener , on a promisory Note, for the Payment of 18 l. 15 s. But there being a Defect in the Indictment, it was quash'd , and the Prisoner to be continued, in order for another Indictment to be drawn the next Sessions.

Francis Laycock , of All-Saints , was indicted for feloniously stealing 18 lb. of Iron, the Goods of a Person unknown ; but there not being sufficient Proof of the Fact, he was acquitted .

Edward Gregory , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for feloniously stealing 45 Guineas, and 3 l. in Money, and a silk Handkerchief, value 1 s. the Property of John Pool , in the Dwelling-House of Mary Pool , the 13th of April last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that the Prisoner recommended to her one Michael Moore , as a Servant; and that while she was Abroad on Sunday, her Door was broken, and the Money and Moore gone; and that going to the Prisoner's House, she saw the Handkerchief in which the Money was ty'd up, lying upon the Prisoner's Table; and that the Prisoner told her, she should have her Money again in 3 or 4 Days, Michael Moore , who had left the Handkerchief there, would come again; and that it was done only for Fun. The Prisoner call'd several Evidences, who gave him a very good Character; and others who depos'd that Michael Moore and the Prosecutor liv'd together, and were taken for Man and Wife. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter the Jury acquitted him.

Sarah Polton and Elizabeth Polton , of Edmington , were indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Tacks , the 19th of September last, and stealing a pair of Sheets, and other Goods ; the Burglary being not prov'd, of that they were acquitted, and also Elizabeth Polton of the Felony ; but Sarah Polton was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Branch Harris , was indicted for an Assault on the Body of , with an Intent to commit the detestable Sin of Sodomy with him ; but no Evidence appearing against him, he was acquitted .

Thomas Dawson , was indicted for concealing some of his Effects, with design to defraud his Creditors, he having been a Bankrupt : But no Evidence appearing against him, he was acquitted .

Thomas Bambridge appear'd at the Bar, and was arraign'd for stealing divers Goods of Elizabeth Barclay ; and mov'd by his Counsel to be Try'd this Sessions; but an Affidavit being produced by the King's Counsel that two material Evidences could not attend the Court, the one being under the Surgeon's Hand, and the other ill of a Pleuretick Fever, his Tryal is put off 'till the next Sessions.

Mary King , Ann Goodrick , Susannah Dusty , Thomas Grenaway , former Convicts.

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 6.

Robert Oliver , John Dyer , Abraham Dumbleton , John Showswood , Richard Tonnard , Esther Morgan

For Transportation, 44.

Elizabeth Savoury , Thomas Wallixelson , Ursula Howard , Grace Cox , Deborah Chubbs , Eleanor Pendril , John Howard , Henry Evatt , Margaret Green , Richard Kilburn , John Egglin , Elizabeth Sheppard , Ruth Herenhausen , John Carter , Joseph Bruckin , John Goetree , Henry Barnard , Joseph Godfrey , Mary Siggins , Elizabeth Carpenter , Ann Hurst , George Daws , James Stockwel , John Downing , Absalom Crouch , Amy Kemp , Alice Haley , Judith Smith , Elizabeth Johnson , William Haggest , Robert Hall , Elizabeth Bennet , Thomas Bradley , Anthony Thompson , Jane Dourdant , Jane Harris , Ann Smith , Jane Brown , Jane Fry , Roger Murray , William Page , Isabella Collins , John Thompson , William Johnson .

Burnt in the Hand, 4.

Mary King , Ann Goodrick , Susannah Dusty , Thomas Grenaway , former Convicts.

Whipt 16.

Elizabeth Clark , Ann Parsons , John Rolph , Mary Fisher , Mary Richardson , Jane Hare , Elizabeth Brown , Sarah Polton , Elizabeth Holland , Mary Pool , Jane Heathcot , Benjamin Ward , Mary Trevilian , Mary Brown , Mary Unthank , Tereza Dugood .