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Old Bailey Proceedings, 28th February 1730.

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

Wednesday the 25th, Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th, and Saturday the 28th of February, 1730, in the Third Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Being the Third SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir RICHARD BROCAS , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1730.

No . III. for the said YEAR.

LONDON:

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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 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th of February 1730, in the Third Year of His MAJESTY's Reign,

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir RICHARD BROCAS , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Justice Price, the Honourable Mr. Baron Thompson , the Honourable Mr. Justice Probyn, the Worshipful Mr. Serjeant Raby; and others 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.

Thomas Hardwell .

Robert Coleman .

Thomas Churchill .

Thomas Middleton .

William Randal .

Joseph Sowersby .

Daniel Rosebottom .

Thomas Lovel .

Jacob Cook .

George Halfhyde .

William Jones .

John Cowen .

Middlesex Jury.

Benjamin Forster .

John Wilton .

Simon Parsons .

John Barrett .

Robert Matthews .

Thomas Wise .

Richard Wilder .

Nicholas Gardener .

William Carpenter .

Jonathan Halley .

John Wells .

Richard Powel .

Rebecca Crywater , of St. Katherine's Creed-Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Watch and Chain , value 22 l. in the Dwelling-House of Moses Piver , the 23d of January last.

Alice Newton depos'd, The Prisoner was entrusted in her Mistress's Bed-Chamber, and that the Drawers were left unlock'd, and that the Watch being lost, and the Prisoner being examin'd about it, owned that she had taken it, and that she carried it to several Pawn brokers, and they would not take it in; but that at length one Pawnbroker had lent her a Guinea upon it.

Jane Pointers depos'd, That the Prisoner had confess'd that she took the Watch out of the Drawer, and wrapped it in a Sheet of white Paper; and that she had broken it, and thrown it into the Common Sewer; and afterwards that she had thrown it down the House of Office, but that at first she said she had sold it, where her Sister had before pawned some Things. But enquiry being made in the several places she had spoken of, none of them knew anything of it; she added, that the Prisoner was taken into the House to wait upon a Child.

Anne Crywater depos'd, That the Prisoner was taken into the House several times to do Work, and was left all alone in the Dining-Room, and that her Mistress said she had put the Watch into the Drawer; and that in discourse she had heard her say, she had not seen the Watch for a Week. That the Prisoner came to Mr. Piver's House on Saturday Night after the Watch had been missing, and they bid her not be out of the way; that thereupon she came again on Sunday Night, and that they charged her very strictly with having taken the Watch, telling her, that if she did not tell where the Watch was, they would hang her; but if she would discover what she had done with it, if she had sold or pawn'd it, he would redeem it, and forgive her. That thereupon, though she had before deny'd that she knew any thing of it, she owned she had taken it, and thrown it into the Common Sewer, and sometimes she said she had burnt it; that she varying thus in her Story, he said to her, you know what you say, what have you done with it? That she deny'd that she ever took it, and that she was frighten'd out of her Wits, and that being carried before a Justice, she said she knew nothing of the Watch, and that what she had before said was in her fright.

The Constable depos'd, That he coming to the Prosecutor's House, did examine the Prisoner about the Watch, and she said she had thrown it into the Common Sewer.

The Prosecutor's Nurse depos'd, That she saw her Mistress put the Watch into the Drawer a Week before, and the Drawer had been Lock'd till the Day the Girl was in the Room, but that Day it stood unlock'd.

There being no Evidence of the Prisoner's having the Watch, but her own Confession, which was so inconsistent, and seeming to proceed from the fright she was in, upon being charged with the Watch; and she being a young Girl of about 12 or 13 Years of Age, and of an honest Character, the Jury acquitted her.

Dorothy Tod , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Ring, value 10 s. an Amethist Ring set with 4 Brilliants, and an Amethist set with 10 Brillants, a Silver Tea Pot, value 6 l. in the Dwelling-House of Rebecca Whiting , the 18th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner was a Neighbour's Niece, and used to visit her Daughter, that she had Reason to suspect that she had Robbed her twice, that the Tea Pot was lost the 24th of September, and the Ring lost January the 18th, that while she was gone out of Town, the Prisoner, as she was inform'd, came to her House, and having sent out the Maid of an Errand, there being only two Children in the House, and her self, she broke open a Wallnut-Tree Scriptore, and took the Rings mentioned in the Indictment; that when she came Home on the Tuesday following, she found the Scriptore was broken, and the Rings gone, and that the Prisoner owned the breaking of the Glass, and sent Money to pay for it. There were other Evidences to confirm this, and that the Rings were found by the Prisoner's Direction, where they had been pawn'd by her.

The Prisoner did not deny her having pawned the Rings; but pleaded, that the Glass of the Scriptore was broken by Accident, by the Fall of a Curtain Rod; that the Board of the Scriptore behind the Glass was not broken, and that the Prosecutor's Daughter, Anne Whiting , gave her the Key of the Scriptore, and bid her take the Rings, and make use of them on Account of Money she ow'd to the Prisoner, she having no other way to pay her. It did appear by other Evidences, that there had been a very great Intimacy between the Prosecutor's Daughter and the Prisoner; but the Prosecutor's Daughter charged the Balance of Accounts upon the Prisoner. The Prisoner desir'd the Prosecutor might be ask'd. If she was not married to her Son? But the Prosecutor said, her Son deny'd it; she reply'd, that she could produce her Certificate, and that when she was before a Justice, and her Mittinens was made in the Name of Dorothy Tod , she then said, that was not her Name, her Name was Whiting; this was confirm'd by the Constable. The Prisoner call'd several Persons to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character; and after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.

Paul Crowney , of Alhallows Barkin , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Barrel of Anchovies , the Goods of Daniel de Foe , the 6th of February last.

Jacob Neal depos'd, That he saw the Prison bring the Barrel of Anchovies in his Apron from Brown's Key, where a great many more lay to Galley-Key, where he apprehended him. The Prisoner pleaded he was hir'd by a Man to carry them, but could not produce the Person; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Atkins , alias Crouch , of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for privately stealing 1 Pound 6 Ounces of sewing Silk, in the Shop of Charles Edgerton and John Anws , the 6th of February last.

Mr. Edgerton depos'd, That the Silk produced in Court was his.

Tho Spicer depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his Master's Shop to buy some Yellow Silk, that taking down several Bundles, after she was gone out of the Shop, he missing a Bundle, follow'd her, and brought her back, and that afterwards the Silk was found dropp'd, as he suppos'd, by the Prisoner, for it was not there before. But the Prisoner's having taken the Silk not being sufficiently prov'd, the Jury acquitted her.

Thomas Coverly , of Alhallows London-Wall , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cheese, Value 4 s. 6 d. the Goods of William Tewet , the 11th of February last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being seen with the Cheese, and suspected to have stol'n it, was apprehended, upon which he threw the Cheese into the middle of the Street, and the Shopkeeper claiming it, he was committed to Prison. The Prisoner pleaded, that he was desired to carry the Cheese by a Boy, who was carrying that, and some other Things; but this Pretence not availing him, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Norton , of St. Ann's Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing some Fir-Timber, and 180 Foot of Oak-Timber, Value 45 s. the 16th of March last, the Property of Daniel Jones .

The Prosecutor depos'd, He had lost Timber out of his Yard from time to time, and that he had taken a piece of Fir-Timber that was his, out of the Prisoner's Fire, which he swore to be his Timber. He call'd an Evidence, who depos'd, That he being a Lodger in the Prisoner's House, and looking out at the Window, did see the Prisoner one Sunday Morning, take Timber out of the Prosecutor's Yard, put it into her Apron, and carry it into her House. He also call'd some of his Journeymen, who depos'd, That they miss'd several Pieces of Timber that they had cut out for Roossing, they being Carpenters.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and pleaded in her Defence, That she had a great deal of Timber of her own, her Husband (since deceas'd) having bought Partitions, and other wooden Stuff belonging to another House: she also alledg'd, that the Prosecution was Malicious, because she being Tenant to the Prosecutor, after her Husband's Decease, was removing her Goods to go away; upon which the Prosecutor made a Seizure before any Rent was due, for which Cause she having arrested him, he set on Foot this Prosecution, to prove which she call'd several Evidences.

Several Persons of Credit appearing, who gave the Prisoner a good Character, the Jury acquitted her.

Leonard Robinson , and John Walton , of St. Katharine Creed-Church , were indicted for feloniously stealing 11 Silver Spoons, Value 6 l. in the Dwelling-House of Moses de Medina , the 10th of February last.

George Walthoe depos'd, That the Prisoner Robinson, ply'd in the Street, and used to come in and out of the House very frequently, that he left the Spoons at 4 o'Clock in the Box in the Plate-House, and that about 6 o'Clock they were gone; that upon Enquiry, he was told by the Maid, that the Prisoner, Leonard Robinson , had been there, that he suspecting he had stolen them, went to John Walton , who was his Comrade, and who he had observ'd lurking about the Corner of the Street, and that Walton did Conduct him in finding Robinson; that Robinson being found, did own the stealing the Spoons, and went with them to several Places at Windmill-Hill, Hounsditch , &c. where they had been pawn'd and sold; Robinson's Confession was read in Court, in which he charg'd Walton with going with him to pawn and sell the Spoons.

There were other Evidences to confirm the Prisoner's Confession; the Fact therefore being fully prov'd against Robinson, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s. but there not being sufficient Proof against Walton, he was acquitted .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Richard Hanson , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for assaulting Daniel Beausoy on the Highway, and taking from him a Hat, Value 19 s. and a Rose Hat-Band, Value 1 s. the 13th of December last.

The Prosecutor (a French Clergyman ) depos'd, That as he was passing near Bishopsgate , in the Night, of the Day laid in the Indictment, his Hat was taken off his Head by some Person who was behind him, but he could not say by whom it was done.

James Fisher depos'd, That as he was passing near Bishopsgate, at some small Distance behind the Prosecutor, he saw the Prisoner snatch off his Hat, and run down the White-Horse Inn-Yard, upon which he ran round the Corner of Hounsditch, and met the Prisoner coming out at the other Entrance of the White-Horse Inn, and perceiving he had something under his Apron, demanded what it was, which the Prisoner refusing to let him see, he catch'd hold of him, and in the struggle receiv'd several Blows , and they both fell; but the Prisoner getting up, and he crying out, a Street-robber, was pursu'd both by himself and the next Evidence, and running to the Alderman's Walk, his Heels were struck up by a Fishmonger's Man.

George Lucas depos'd, That seeing the Prisoner run, and Mr. Fisher following him, crying out, a Street-robber, help , help, he did follow him, and he being stopp'd, as before, having ran about 50 Yards, he took up the Hat, and coming up to the Prisoner, he apprehended him. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but it being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

William Robinson , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Snuff-Box, Value 40 s. the 31st of December last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner and himself lodg'd in the same House, that when he went to Bed, his Snuff-Box was in his Room, and that the Prisoner came into his Room while he was in Bed, and that he miss'd his Snuff-Box in the Morning, and that the Prisoner absconded, he saw him no more for 18 Days. But there not being sufficient Proof that the Prisoner stole the Box, he was acquitted .

Benjamin Binham , and Richard Lambourn , of St. Ann's Westminster , were indicted, the former for, that he together with Leonard Burt , did feloniously steal a leaden Pump, 40 lb . Weight , the Goods of Edward Cox , the 22d of October last, and the latter for receiving it, knowing it to be stolen .

John Bishop depos'd, That Binham and Burt stole the Pump from the Bulk on the out-side of Mr. Cox's Shop, about 7 a Clock at Night, and that it was carried to Lambourn , and he put it into the Scale, and said it came to 2 s. and also said here is three of you, when you bring any thing again, come but one at a time.

John Rixon depos'd, That missing the Pump, they went to Lambourn's House, he being a noted Receiver of stolen Goods, and that he suspecting them, put out the Candle, denying that he had the Pump; but they going the next Morning, found it in the House of Office 8 Foot and a half deep in the Soil.

Another Evidence depos'd, That he saw him put it into the Scale, that not being able to get a Warrant that Night, they watch'd the House all Night, and having gotten one in the Morning, went and found it in the Manner before related, and that the Prisoner thereupon absconded for 3 Weeks, or a Month.

The Prisoner in h is Defence said, the Pump was bought by his Mother, and that a Girl threw it into the House of Office; but the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found Binham guilty to the Value of 10 d. and Lambourn of the Indictment .

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Smith , of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for privately stealing a Wooden Till, value 1 d. and 8 s. 2 d. in Money, in the Shop of Charles Wolmer , the 12th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being gone backwards, had left the Key of the Till in it, and when he return'd, his Till and Money were taken away.

Thomas Rogers depos'd, That he happening to pass by the Prosecutor's Shop, saw the Prisoner putting his Hand over the Counter, and watching him, saw him come out of the Shop, with the Box in his Apron, that he seized him with the Box; that Charles Williams coming, he gave him the Box, saying, there is the Box and the Money, pray let me go; but he told him no, he should go to the Owner.

Charles Williams depos'd as the former Evidence had done.

The Constable depos'd, That the Prisoner owned the taking the Box and Money. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Henry Grimes , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Exelhy on the Highway, putting him in fear of his Life, and taking from him 37 s. 6 d. the 24th of December last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he was a Waggoner, and was bringing Poulterer's Ware, &c. from Huntington , and coming to Holloway early in the Morning, he saw two Men about an hundred Yards distance, and the Prisoner being one of them, came up to him, yerk'd out a Pistol, saying deliver your Money, or you are a dead Man, that immediately the other came up, saying, D - n you, deliver your Money, or you are dead this Minute, and that the Prisoner took 37 s. 6 d. out of his Pocket. That he being come to Town, and discoursing with his Brother Waggoners about being robb'd, and describing the Prisoner, Mr. Cox heard him, and said, he could shew him a Man who answer'd that Description, and sent for the Prisoner; that he seeing him, knew him, and was as much or more surpriz'd at the sight of him, than he was at the time when he was robb'd; that he would have apprehended him that Night, but Mr. Cox advis'd him not to do it then, because there were a great many Persons in the House, and he could not tell but some of them might be his Companions; but that Mr. Cox apprehended him the next Day.

William Cox depos'd, That he knew the Prisoner, he being a Horse-Courser , and himself keeping an Inn, the Prisoner had set up Horses at his House; that hearing the Prosecutor complaining of his being Robb'd, and describing the Prisoner, he sent for him, under pretence of talking with him about a Horse for a Friend; and the Prosecutor being positive he was the Man who had Robb'd him, he procur'd him to be apprehended, and carried him before Justice Robe.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and after telling a long Story about the manner of his being apprehended, called the following Evidances.

Eleanor Shortly deposed, That the Prisoner was at Home at Christmas-Eve's Eve, and went to Bed about 7 o'clock, which was on Tuesday Night, and came down again the next Morning about Ten. That she said to him, you have a sad Cough, asking him, why he did not get something for it? That he answerved her, if it disturbs you, I am sorry for it, but I cannot help it.

- England deposed, That on the 20th of December, the Prisoner was taken with a vinolent vomitting of Blood, and other Matter, and he gave him something that stopp'd his Bleeding; that on the 24th of December, he saw the Prisoner standing at the Door, that he ask'd him, how he did? And he reply'd, He was very bad, and had a load at his Stomach; and he did believe he was not capable of committing the Fact. Upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.

Robert Carr , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing of Knives, Scizors, Seals, and other Cutlery Ware , the Property of Conquest Jones , the 17th of January last.

Conquest Jones depos'd, The Prisoner was his Servant , and he missing Goods at several times, suspected the Prisoner, and thereupon searching his Lodgings, found several of his Goods. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Pitts , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for assaulting Joanna Shanon , Spinster , on the Highway, putting her in fear of her Life, and taking from her 15 s. 2 d. the 7th of June, in the Year 1728 .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That she knew the Prisoner, they having before been Fellow-Servants , and that he meeting her about 10 a Clock at Night, near Lincoln's-Inn-Fields , ask'd her if she had any Money, because he would borrow some of her; that she not owning she had any, he said, he would see whether she had or not, and throwing her down, rifled her Pocket.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, pleaded, that there had been since the time that the Prosecutor charged him with the Robbery, an Intimacy between them, that she had been several times at his House, had there drank Coffee, and made his Wife a Mantua , and never charged him with having Robb'd her. He called Evidences who proved it; and upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him.

John Carter and Peter Rivers of Uxbridge , were indicted for assaulting Henry Howard on the Highway, putting him in Fear of his Life, and taking from him 3 s. 4 d. in Money, a Pair of Silver Buckles, a Cork-screw, &c . on the 24th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he coming from Mr. Rogers's, he met with the Prisoners at Islip , on the 24th of January, that they asked him, If he had any Money? and presented a Pistol to his Breast, that they rifled his Pockets, and took from him the Money, Buckles, &c. mentioned in the Indictment, and bid him go about his Business; that he went back, and meeting with William Hedges , he told him he had been Robb'd, and if any Body would go with him, he would go in pursuit of the Robbers; that he agreeing, they went together.

William Hedges depos'd, That he going with the Prosecutor, met with John Gladman , and enquiring if he met the Prisoners, he informed them he did meet two such Men as the Prosecutor described, so they went in pursuit of them.

John Gladman depos'd, That as he was Riding to Islip, he met the Prosecutor and Hedges, and they enquiring if he had met the Prisoners, and telling him, the Prosecutor, had been Robb'd, he went back with them, and getting sight of the Prisoners near Wicomb, the Prosecutor said, these are the Men that Robb'd me; that they did not Care to apprehend them there, because they could not get help, and therefore they pursued them to Uxbridge Town, where Riding before them, and telling William Wyat and John Skinner that there were Highwaymen coming, they were stopped and apprehended just entering upon the Bridge.

Several other Evidences who were at the apprehending them, depos'd, That upon searching them, they found five Pistols upon the Prisoners, three upon one, and two upon the other, some hanging within side their Coats, and others in their Pockets; and some small Cords, which they suppos'd were design'd for binding Persons on occasion: And that the Prosecutor's Handkerchiefs and Cork-screw were found upon Rivers, and his Buckles on Carter.

The Prisoners denied the Fact, and called a great many Witnesses, who depos'd, That they had known them many Years, and their Families, even their Fathers and Grandfathers; and that they always lived very reputably in the Country, and the Prisoners bore the Characters of very honest Men in the Country thereabouts; they had, had Dealings with them, and always found them very honest; and that they had never heard of any thing amiss of them before this Fact: But the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment . Death .

John Ingram , of Hornsey , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 l. the Property of Joseph Cotton , a Pistol belonging to Mr Ryland , a Hone and Black Velvet Cap of James Barrett , on the 23d of December last.

The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner was Servan t to Mr. Cotton, and missing Things out of the Compting-House from time to time, they suspected the Prisoner; and searching the Prisoner's Lodgings, they found a pair of Mr. Cotton's Shoes under the Bed, that the Pistol, &c. were found in a Chest in another Room, which was the Lodging-Room of one Henley and his Wife; but the Goods not being properly in the Custody of the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.

William Booth , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 50 pair of Stockings, in the Shop of Richard Manning , on the 10th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lost his Stockings, but knew not who stole them.

James Williamson depos'd, That as he was coming up Chancery-Lane, he met the Prisoner and Thomas Nosely , that they went to the Prosecutor's Shop, at the Sign of the Crown in Holbourn , and the Prisoner went in and brought two Pair of Black Stockings in a Paper, and that afterwards Nosely went in, and brought out a Parcel, containing four Dozen; that the Prisoner took the Stockings of Nosely, and put them under his Coat, and they ran away with them; he followed them to their Lodging, and when they were got in, they shut the Door against him, and would not let him come in; that the next Morning they shew'd him two Pair of Black Stockings in a Paper, and told him, that some Body in the House had taken fifteen Pair out of the four Dozen: But there not being any Evidence against the Prisoner to confirm that of Williamson, the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Baker , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Gown, a Cloak; Linen, and other Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Peter Forster , on the 20th of November last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was a Lodger in his House, and that she took the Goods and pawned them in Baldwin's-Gardens, where they were found: The Fact was likewise proved by other Evidences, and the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Joseph Taverner , of Finchley , was indicted, for that he, together with John Poulks , did steal two Ewe Sheep, value 40 s. the Property of Richard Plevin , on the 16th of December last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Sheep were feeding in the Field, and the next Morning he found only the Skins, the Guts, and the young Lambs, for they were both with young; but the Carcasses were carried away.

A Watchman depos'd, That he was crying 3 o'Clock in the Morning, when he met the Prisoner in the Field with a Bundle, and demanded of him, what he had got? That the Prisoner told him it was old Cloaths, he being a Taylor by Trade, but he told him he must go with him before the Constable; that examining the Bundle, it was found to be Mutton, and he said he had found it at Black Mary's Hole.

The Constable depos'd, That he enquiring of him what he did out at that time, he told him he had been to Hampstead for some Work, and getting Drunk, had lain in the Field, and going along found the Bundle, and it was Mutton. The Constable added, That as he was carrying him to New Prison, he desired to come back again, and he would tell him more about the Mutton; and owned, that himself and Foulks had been in four Robberies in stealing Sheep; that Foulks liv'd at Hampstead, that he went thither, and found the other six Quarters of the Sheep, the Prisoner having two found upon him.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Mutton was that of his Sheep, and gave the following Reasons; that they had taken off the Skins so bunglingly, that they had left pieces of Flesh upon the Skin, and also had cut Holes in the Skins, and left the Wooll upon the Flesh, and that applying those Places the one to the other, they match'd exactly. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found the Prisoner guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Grice , and Edward Luke , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Shirt, Value 2 s. the Goods of Peter Nightingale , the 27th of January last.

The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Jaspar Jerbin , of St. John's Wapping , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Calking Irons, Value 1 s. an Ax, Value 6 d. the Property of John Nott , the 15th of January last.

He was also indicted a second time for feloniously stealing 5 Augers, Value 5 s. and 2 Googes, Value 18 d. the Property of Thomas Young , the 2d of February last.

John Nott depos'd, That the Goods were lost, and he found them in the Shop of William Martin ; and William Martin depos'd, that he bought them of the Prisoner.

Thomas Young depos'd, That he keeps a Shipwrights Yard , and that his Servants were continually complaining of loosing their Tools, and sending his Son to Martin's, he found them in his Shop.

Martin depos'd, That he bought these Tools so of the Prisoner, that he examin'd him whose they were, and he told him they were the Goods of a Person that dy'd at Sea.

The Prisoner at the Bar pleaded, that the Tools were given him by a Man to sell for him, and that he gave him 6 d. for his Pains; but he not producing the Man, the Jury found him guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Hannah Burridge , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, Value 10s. a Petticoat, Value 3 s. the Property of Christian Hanson , the 17th of February last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Goods were taken out of the House of Mr. Hyde, and found upon the Prisoner , by the following Evidence.

Jenkin Evans depos'd, That he seeing the Prisoner with the Goods, and suspecting her, stopp'd her; that asking her why she took the Goods, she reply'd, because the Devil was in me, and is now; hang me, I don't care what becomes of me, I have gotten a bad Husband.

However at the Bar the Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or that she ever was in the House, or knew any thing of it: But it being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Edward Gale , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for assaulting Anthony Lovet , in an open Place near the Highway, and putting him in fear of his Life, and taking from him 3 Keys, and 3 d. in Money , the 2d of December last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That on the 2d of December, between 8 and 9 o'Clock at Night, the Prisoner came, and hit him a Blow on the side of the Face, and another Man came up to him, and held his Hands behind him, while the Prisoner took the Keys and Money out of his Pocket; that this was going up the Upper-steps in Moorfields, just by the first Tree; that afterwards as he was running from him, he bid the Prisoner take care of himself, for he knew him.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said, that he was not out of Doors that Night, nor several Days before and after, and to prove it, call'd the following Evidences.

Edward Capon depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his Father's House, because one Cotterel, Read, and Williams were at Law with him; that he came on Sunday, the last Day of November, and lay with him till the 4th of December; that when he went out, he left him in Bed, and when he came Home, he found him always at Home. That there came on the 2d of December, several Persons to their House, as Mary Bull and John Thomas , about Four o'Clock, and they stay'd to Supper, and were merry, and said they should be more merry, if the Prisoner's Matters were made up, and that the Prisoner and they were together till Ten o'Clock at Night, and he was never out of their Company from Two that Day till Ten at Night, he being afraid, so much as to go to the Door.

Richard Gale , the Prisoner's Father depos'd, That there had been a Quarrel between the Prisoner and three other Lads, and they had put him into New Prison, and he had Bailed him three times for an Assault, and there was a Judge's Warrant taken out, and he being afraid it would be chargeable, had sent him out of the way to Mrs. Capon's House. He added, that he was there from Sunday to the Thursday following, which was before and after the time laid in the Indictment: And that the Prosecutor was very frequently with those Persons that had the Quarrel with his Son, and he did believe was put upon this Proseon by them.

Both John Thomas and Mary Bull depos'd, That they were in the Prisoner's Company the Day laid in the Indictment, from Four o'Clock till after Ten o'Clock at Night, and he was never out of Doors, or out of their Company all that time.

One Evidence depos'd, That the Prosecutor was heard to say, that he would hang the Prisoner out of Revenge, because he had had the Impudence to take out a Warrant against a Friend of his.

The Prosecutor being ask'd, How he could know the Prisoner, it being Night? To which he answer'd, It was a light Night, and he saw him by the Light of the Lamp.

John Polton , the Lamp-lighter being called, depos'd, that there was no Lamp lighted near that place for seventy or eighty Yards, nor had been all that Season.

Several persons were call'd, who gave the Prisoner a good Character; and after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him.

Stephen Dowdle , of St. Bride's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Watch, value 20l. in the House of Thomas Martin , on the 30th of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Watch was stolen, but knew not by whom, nor did he know the Prisoner; but had Information by a Justice's Clerk, that the Prisoner own'd, it was in Pawn in Market-Lane, at one Mrs. Smith's, near St. James's-Market.

Mr. Jacombs, the Justice's Clerk depos'd, That the Prisoner being taken up the last Sessions upon Suspicion of stealing a Ring, he made an Information of several Persons, some of whom were apprehended upon his Evidence, and that he gave him an Account of the Prosecutor's Watch, and went with him, this Evidence, to Mrs. Smith's, where the Watch was pawned by him.

Mrs. Smith depos'd, That the Prisoner brought the Watch to her to pawn, and she lent seven Guineas upon it; and it was pawn'd in the Name of Comber.

Stephen Dowdle , was indicted a second time, of St. Martin's in the Fields , for feloniously stealing a Diamond Ring, value 30 l. in the Shop of John Treble , on the 25th of August last.

Dionysius Spere depos'd, The Prisoner had brought a Stone to make a Ring, and agreed for 12 s. and looking over some Rings, there was a Diamond Buckle, he said, he wanted a Buckle, and asked the Price, which was 90 l. that in pretending to take the Buckle to look at it, he slily took up the Ring, and went away; and he missing the Ring, it was advertis'd, and he heard it was at Mrs. Moss's in Fox-Court.

Mrs. Moss depos'd, She lent 14 Guineas to the Prisoner upon the Ring.

The Prisoner own'd the taking of the Ring, but pleaded he had the Promise of the Justice to whom he gave his Information, that they would endeavour to have him be made an Evidence; which one of the Justices, being in Court, did own to be true, and therefore desired the Prisoner might be recommended to His Majesty's Mercy, especially, since by his Discovery, the Prosecutors had their Goods again; the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

, of St. John's Wapping , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Duroy Coat, two Shirts, and other Goods , the Property of Mr. Powel , on the 11th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Goods were lost out of his Ship, which lay over against Union Stairs ; and that the Prisoner being seen to come out of the Ship, was pursued and taken with the Goods. The Fact being plain, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Henry Whitham , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Linen Shirt, value 3 s. 6 d. in the Shop of Richard Temporal , on the 5th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his Shop pretending to buy a Shirt, and that when he was gone, he missing a Shirt, follow'd him, and apprehending him, found the Shirt under his Coat. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Joseph Maylin , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 l. 15 s. the Money of John Chalkley , on the 3d of January last; but no Body appearing against him, he was acquitted : But the Prosecutor's Recognizance was order'd to be Estreated.

Eleanor Kitchin , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for Receiving and Buying 3 lb. 13 oz. of Silk, and Mohair twisted, the Goods of George Filsey , knowing them to have been stolen by Katherine Brown ; but it not being clearly prov'd that she knew them to have been stolen, the Jury acquitted her.

Gerald Fitzgerald , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for the Murther of Robert Whitley , by giving him one Mortal Wound near the Right Pap, of the Length of one Inch, and the Depth of ten Inches, on the 5th of this Instant February , of which he Died . He was also indicted a second Time on the Coroner's Inquest, for feloniously slaying the said Robert Whitley .

- depos'd, That Mr. Curson and Mr. Stone were at the Thisle and Crown in Charles-Court in the Strand , and were playing a Game at Cribbage; that the Prisoner came in about Twelve o'Clock, and would play a Game at All-Fours, and that in playing with the Deceas'd, some Difference arose, and the Prisoner rose up, went to the Find of the Room, and drew his Sword, and bid the Deceas'd draw his; and that the Deceased received a Wound, and said the Prisoner was the Aggressor, and himself intended no Quarrel .

Mr. Curson depos'd, That he was sitting in the Room when the Prisoner and the Deceas'd were playing a Game at Cards, but his Back was towards them; that he heard some Words, but not with much Warmth, and the Prisoner retired, and drew his Sword; that he went and held Mr. Fitzgerald till the Deceas'd had drawn his Sword, and he saying to him, will you hold me while I am Sacrific'd? He was obliged to withdraw, that they were both in a Posture of Defence, and were engag'd about half a Minute; that the Deceas'd said, I am a dead Man, make your escape as fast as you can.

Mr. Stone depos'd, The Prisoner came in to the Thistle and Crown, where himself, Mr. Curson, and the Deceased was, and the Prisoner being ask'd to play for a Sneaker of Punch, that he seemed unwilling, but said, he came in to spend 18 d. with the Widow; but that he did play with the Deceas'd, and some Words arose, Mr. Fitzgerald said, there had been some Mistake in the Play, but he believes the Prisoner had won the first Game, and the Deceas'd propos'd to play for a Two Shilling Sneaker, but the Prisoner not being willing, the Deceas'd called him, either Villain, Rascal, or Scoundrel; and the Prisoner retir'd, and drew his Sword, and the Deceas'd drew his, and put themselves in a Posture of Defence; and when he was wounded, desired they would let the Prisoner go, and that going Home with the Deceas'd, Madam Whitley said, it was what she expected.

Mr. Harris, the Surgeon, depos'd, That he being call'd out of his Bed about 3 o'Clock in the Morning to the Deceas'd, search'd his Wound, and it went into the Right Breast, near the Pap, and touch'd the descending Trunk of the Vena Cava, and passed into the Cavity of the Breast, going slanting down on the Rib, and that it was the Cause of his Death.

Mrs. Whitley depos'd, That the Deceas'd said to her, my Dear, I was not the Aggressor, Mr. Fitzgerald drew first; I thought of no Quarrel, my Dear, do not think me in Fault.

Mr. Fitzgerald pleaded, That having been at Supper at a Gentleman's House, he was going Home, and being grip'd, went in to get a Dram, and there found Mr. Stone, and telling him he was out of Order, Mr. Stone took a Pen and Ink, and prescribed for him; that the Deceas'd was there at Play, and would have him play, but he refus'd, not understanding the Game of Cribbage, but did play with him at All-Fours for a Bowl of Punch, and the Deceas'd would have him play for another Bowl, but he desiring to be excus'd, the Deceas'd thereupon called him Rascal and Scoundrel; that he reply'd, that was Language he was a Stranger to, and he seeing the Deceas'd drawing his Sword, did draw his own, that after the Deceas'd had receiv'd the Wound, he said to him, you know it is not of my seeking, he answered no, and bid them let him go.

He called a great many Persons to his Reputation, who gave him the Character of a peaceable, inoffensive Gentleman, not given to Quarrel; but had taken and born patiently such Affronts, as few others would have born; upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him of the Murther, and found him Guilty of Manslaughter only .

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Thomas Swan , of St. George, Hanover-Square , was indicted for stealing 12 Bottles of Wine , the Property of William East , Esq ; the 27th of January last; but the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.

William Shadwel , alias Shuttlewel , and John Crouch , were indicted for assaulting Joseph Wallis , and taking from him a Hat , on the 8th of December last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was passing along White-Chapel , the Prisoners were going along Swearing very much, and he not liking their Company, stopp'd to make Water that they might pass by him, and that one of them snatch'd off his Hat, which was afterwards found upon Shadwel, who said it was taken from the Prosecutor by Crouch; but there being no Evidence against Crouch, but that of Shadwel, the Jury acquitted him, and found Shadwel guilty of the Felony, but not of the Robbery .

Deniel Williams of Hendon , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bay Gelding , the Property of James Parsons ; but there not being sufficient Evidence to prove that he stole the Horse, the Jury acquitted him.

Joseph Rice , of St. Mary White Chapel , was indicted for stealing three Yards of Silk , the Goods of John Harris , the 13th of this Instant February ; it appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being a Journeyman Weaver , was employ'd by the Prosecutor to work a Piece of Silk, and that he cut it out of the Loom, and sold it; the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

John Rich , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for stealing divers Quantities of Linen Cloth , the Property of George Wilson , on the 14th of this Instant February .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he selling Cloth about the Street, had set down his Pack on a Stall in East-Smithfield , while he went into an Ale-house, and when he came out it was gone; that upon enquiry , he heard, that the Prisoner had been stopp'd, as he was carrying it along.

Mr. Bond depos'd , That he suspecting the Prisoner to have stolen the Pack, stopp'd him, and demanding to see his Licence, he not having any, secured him till the Prosecutor came, and own'd the Pack.

The Prisoner pleaded, That he seeing the Pack upon the Stall, and supposing it belonged to No-body, did carry it away himself; the Fact being plain, the Jury found him Guilty .

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Richard Roper , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Perriwigs, the Property of Thomas Rutly , in the Shop of Philip Hind , the 9th of this Instant February ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4s. 10d.

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Rebecca Manning was indicted for stealing Linen , in the Shop of Christopher Briggs , the 2d of this Instant February ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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William Buck , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing a Chest, and Carpenters Tools , the Property of Richard Woller , on the 23d of January last; but it appearing by several Evidence, that he was a crazy distracted Person, he was acquitted .

William Hulls , of the Parish of Edmonton , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Hens , the Property of John Allen , the 23d of this Instant February ; the Fact being being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Rumsey and Jeremiah Ryan , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for stealing a Whip, and a pair of Boots , the Goods of Job Parsons , on the 20th of January last. They were also indicted a second time for stealing a pair of Shoes , the Property of Bostock Warwick ; the Facts being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty to the Value of 10 d. upon each Indictment.

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Anne Bellas , of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing two pair of Stockings , the Property of Richard Hancock , the 23d of this Instant February ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Richard Bloxham , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Cocks and two Hens , the Property of Roger Meads , the 12th of this Instant February ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Henry Allen , of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Guinea, and 7 s. in Money , the Property of Elizabeth Lyon , the 29th of January last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Felony.

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Esther Powel , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Shift, and other Linen, in the Dwelling-House of Charles White , the 19th of January last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Joseph Brown , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a pair of Shoes, and other Goods, in the House of John Macey , on the 11th of this Instant February ; the Fact was plainly prov'd, and Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Robert Hart , of St, Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hammer, and two Saws , the Property of John Postlethwait , the 28th of January last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Hester Gray , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Rings , the Property of Alexander Cadwel , the 4th of February last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Jeremiah Catlow , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Guineas , the Property of Nicholas Threlkald , on the 31st of January last; but the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Meers Dunken , alias Jones , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, and a Note for 3 l. 15 s. and other Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Joseph Ambler , on the 5th of December last; but the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Mary Cross , of St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing ten Yards of Cotton Cloth, and other Goods , the Property of Stephen Horn , on the 15th of this Instant February ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Anne Farney , of St. Faith's , was indicted for stealing a Gown and Petticoat, &c. the Goods of Anne Clark , on the 7th of this Instant February ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Samuel Bailey , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Guinea , the Property of Joseph Wakelin , on the 21st of January last; but there not being sufficient Evidence , he was acquitted .

William Inglass , was indicted for stealing a Leather Clog , the Property of Francis Gill , on the 25th of January last; but the Evidence not being sufficient, he was acquitted .

Christopher Ingleton , of St. Ann's Aldersgate , was indicted for stealing divers Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Harvey , on the 15th of this Instant February ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

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Thomas Adderley , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for Breaking the Dwelling-House of Henry Orvius , in the Night time, and stealing a China-Ware Boat, and six Cups and Saucers , the 5th of this Instant February .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor's House had been broken, and the Goods stolen, and that the China Ware was found in the Prisoner's Possession.

The Prisoner pleaded, He selling old Clothes about the Street, met a Sailor, or a Man in a Sailor's Habit, who wanted to buy some Clothes he had to sell; and telling him, he was a Holland Trader, exchang'd the China-Ware for the Clothes; he called a Witness to prove this, and a great many appearing to his Reputation, who gave him the Character of a very honest Man, the Jury acquitted him.

John Simmonds , of St. Andrew's Undershaft , was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Bushels of Oats , the Goods of Micajah Perry , Esq ; the 20th of January last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Elizabeth Avery , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Gold Ring, Value 15s. in the Shop of William Wynn , the 5th of February last; the Proof of the stealing the Ring, not being satisfactory, the Jury acquitted her.

Francis Speed , and John Rose , alias Ruffin , of St. Bennet's Paul's-Wharf , were indicted for breaking the House of William and Christopher Butler , &c. and stealing 45lb. of Sugar, and 6 lb. of Candles , the 25th of January last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Cellar-Door had been open'd, and Speed was found sitting as if a-sleep in the Ware-house, with the Sugar put up in a Sack, and, as he said, waiting for John Rose to come to him again, who, he pretended had induc'd him to the Commission of the Fact; the Jury found Francis Speed guilty of the Felony only; but the Evidence against John Rose not being sufficient, he was acquitted .

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Thomas Alderman , and Joseph Stroud , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , were indicted for breaking the House of Elizabeth Belitha , in the Night-time, and stealing a leaden Cistern, Value 15 s. and 30 lb. of Iron , the 29th of January last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the House, which was the Bell Tavern , being empty, Mr. Bourn , a Neighbour, seeing a Light in it, and a Man going about the House, gave Notice to Mr. Darby, the Constable, who going with his Watch, found the Shutter and Sash had been broken, and the Prisoners concealed in the House; but nothing had been carried away. The Prisoners pleaded they were in Liquor, and it being late, they went there to lie, and call'd some Persons to their Reputation, who depos'd, That the Prisoners had been employ'd by them, one being a Bricklayer, and the other a Labourer; and that they had never heard any Complaint against them for Dishonesty, tho' they had work'd where they had many Opportunities to have taken Things of Value; upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted them.

George Shell , of St. Paul's Shadwel , was indicted for burglariously breaking the Dwelling-House of John Fluck , in the Night-time, and stealing a Silver Tankard, and 47l. in Money , the 12th of November last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he hearing a Noise in his House, about 2 or 3 o'Clock in the Morning, call'd out Will, Jack, come down, here is Thieves in the House; and that he saw a Man in a brown Coat, and a Bob-Wig, who swore, Damn him, if he made any Noise, he'd stab him, and he jump'd out of the Window; and that the Men coming down, he went into the Yard, found the Window had been broken, and the Money was found, which being in the Tankard, he suppos'd fell out of the Tankard when he Jump'd.

Mrs. Fluck confirm'd her Husband's Evidence as to the manner of the Robbery, but not as to seeing the person. And the like was done by Raymond and William Clark ; and the former depos'd, That the Prosecutor said, he knew the Man perfectly well; and the latter depos'd, he said, that George Shell was the Man who had Robb'd him, and no other Man; the Prosecutor being ask'd , how he knew the man that Jump'd out of the Window? He said, by his Voice, and by his Person, the Night being pretty Light; and that when the Prisoner came to his House the next Night, and he spoke to him of what he had done, the prisoner flung out of the House, and said nothing.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and call'd Sarah Randal who depos'd, That she living in the Prisoner's House, saw him put on his Night-Cap to go to Bed that Night about a 11 o'Clock , and that his Servant being out, he rose and let him in about 1 o'Clock.

John Floyd depos'd, That he went with Captain Udal about 12, and it was past 1 o'Clock when his Master let him in, and that it being a rainy Night, and he being wet he sate by the Fire to dry himself till the Watchman call'd past 2 o'Clock, and then went to Bed, and lay awake above half an Hour, and he never heard him go down, or open the Door afterwards.

The Prisoner call'd a great many of the Neighbourhood, who gave him a very good Character; and who depos'd, That the Prisoner and Prosecutor were near Neighbours and Acquaintance, and that the Prosecutor had said, he did not know who had Robb'd him; and that when the Prisoner came afterwards to the Prosecutor's House, and was angry that he had defam'd him, Mrs. Fluck said to the Prisoner, don't mind my Husband, he is drunk, and that this Prosecution was not begun against the Prisoner, till he had serv'd a Warrant upon the Prosecutor for Desamation; after a full hearing of the Matter , the Jury acquitted him.

Benjamin Keys , of St. John Hackney , was indicted for the Murther of John Newton , by shooting him with a Pistol , the 27th of December last.

There being no Evidence of the Fact, but the Prisoner's own Confession, which appear'd to be, when he was drunk; and several Evidences for the Prisoner deposing, That he was perfectly crazy when he was in Liquor, and it was his way at such times, to charge himself with whatsoever Crimes he had heard mentioned of any other Person; several Instances of which were depos'd upon Oath; whereupon the Jury acquitted him.

Ann Hughes , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown , the Goods of Christian Camden , the 7th of January last; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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James Pomfrey , was indicted for stealing a Shirt, and other Linen , the Goods of James Steward , the 12th of this Instant February ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Mary Cross , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cotton Gown , the Goods of Stephen Horn , the 15th of this Instant February ; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Elizabeth Doyle , was indicted for Returning from Transportation ; to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

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William Newcomb , was indicted for burglariously breaking the Houses of Mr. Philip Barret , and Henry Hoar , Esq ; in the Night time , the 18th of January last, with an Intent to steal .

Mr. Barret depos'd, That he going upon his Leads, saw a Book, and took it up, and saw Mr. Hoar's Door open; that the Laths had been broken, so that a Hand might be put in, and open the Bolt; that he look'd over the Houses, and hearing some Noise, he took the Prisoner running a-cross the Leads, that he was very Black, and look'd as if he had been in a Chimney; that there was found on him a Sack, or Wrapper, and in the Cock-lost there was found the point of a Sword set into a Handle, something in the Form of a Dagger; that carrying the Prisoner down, he confess'd, that he did break Mr. Hoar's House, with an Intent to Rob him; and that he took the Sack, or Wrapper, to put into it what he should get. Being ask'd, how he got thither? he said, That he went into Serjeant's-Inn in Fleet-Street, and seeing a Door open, he went up Stairs, got out upon the Leads, about 8 o'Clock in the Evening; that he had lain there all Night, laying the Sack under him, that he might lie the easier . Being sak'd about the Sword, he said, it was the Point of his own Sword, and that he designing to Rob Mr. Hoar's House, did intend to have kill'd himself with it, if he should miscarry in his Design. This Confession was confirm'd by Several other Evidences, and the Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

George Rowson , was indicted for Assaulting, Ravishing, and Carnally knowing Elizabeth Bickle , Spinster , against the Will of the said Elizabeth , the 19th of this Instant February .

Elizabeth Bickle being ask'd, How old she was? said, she was just turn'd of Ten; that he took her out of Long-Lane, and promis'd to give her a Penny, and some Victuals, and got her into Islington Fields , and there laid her down, and lay down upon her, and offer'd to put his Nastiness into her Mouth, and that he hurt her very much.

Edward Reynolds depos'd, That he was coming from Islington between 9 and 10 o'Clock, smoaking his Pipe, and coming cross a Field, he heard a Child cry out; that thereupon, he stood still, and look'd about, and at last discover'd the Child's Cap; that then he made up to the Place, and saw the Prisoner lying upon the Child, she lying on her Back, and her Legs extended, the Child crying out; that he seiz'd him, and saw his private Member drawn; that the Prisoner struggled with him a considerable time, and would not go along with him, that he told him then he would stay with him all Night; that at length he got him to the Spow, and thrust him in, and had him secur'd.

Mr. Goodman, a Surgeon, depos'd, That he had examin'd the Child, and found there had been a Depression of the interior Parts, and that they had been press'd in , above an Inch.

The Child being young, the Court did not think fit to give her her Oath; but order'd, that the Prisoner should be continu'd in Goal, in order to be indicted for an Assault the next Sessions.

Walter Bailey and Thomas Sharp , of Queenhith , were indicted for feloniously stealing two Moidores, three half Guineas, and other Money, in the Dwelling-House of Elizabeth Collins , the 1st of this Instant February ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty to the Value of 39 s. each .

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Samuel Burrard , alias Johnson , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers wearing Apparel , the Property of Henry Powel , the 3d of January last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty .

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Francis Charteris , of St. George's Hanover-Square , Esq ; was indicted, for that he, not having the Fear of God before his Eyes, but being moved by the Instigation of the Devil, did on the 10th of November last, Ravish, and Carnally know Anne Bond , Spinster , against the Will of the said Anne Bond, against the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity, and against the Statute in that Case made and provided .

To this Indictment, the prisoner pleaded not Guilty; and for his Trial, put himself upon God and his Country, &c.

After a long Hearing he was found Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

N.B. So great a Variety of uncommon Circumstances occuring in the Course of this Trial, the Publisher is oblig'd to suspend Publishing them, till the Assizes in the several Counties are ended, and the Judges return'd to Town, that it may be printed in a true and impartial Manner.

Ferdinando Shrimpton and Robert Drummond , alias Godfrey, alias Bell , of St. John Hackney , were indicted, the former, for the Murder of Simon Pechant , by giving him one mortal Wound with a Pistol-Bullet in the Arm, the length of half an Inch, and the depth of 3 Inches, the 12th of January last; and Robert Drummond being present, aiding and abetting . They were also indicted a second time, for assaulting Samuel Tyson , Esq ; on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch, and 10 s. in Money , on the 12th of January last.

William Shrimpton depos'd, That he was with the Prisoners, on Sunday, about 12 o'Clock at Night, in Kingstand Road; that they seeing a Light, rode towards it, they being on Horse-back, and himself on Foot, that between Kingstand Road and the Cock , Shrimpton rode up to the Chariot and fir'd a Pistol, and Drummond rode to the Chariot to take the Gentleman's Money; but his Horse would not go near enough to it; that then Shrimpton rode up to it, and said, D - n you, your Money, your Watch, and your Rings; that he himself was upon the Cause-way, and he bid him Dismount the Gentleman's Man, and the Lad tumbled off the Horse; that he got up, and they rode away, and afterwards took off the Saddle, and turn'd the Horse up in the Road, and then they went to Drummond's House a pretty way in Rag-Fair, and there shar'd the Money; Drummond valuing the Watch at 45 s. allowing them 15 s. a piece, and that Drummond said, they must pay their share of a Quarters Rent of his House; and that then Drummond kept the Watch himself.

Samuel Tyson , Esq; depos'd, That as he was going Home in his Chariot with a Light, the 12th of January, he hearing a Pistol go off, let down the Window to see what was the Matter, and two Men came to the Coach, and said, D - n you, your Watch, and your Rings; that he observ'd two Men on Horse-back and one on Foot; that he gave them his Watch and Money, they demanding his Rings, he put his Hand out of the Chariot, and said, he wore none, and that he had no more; that one of them said, damn you, come away, that they took his Horse, but he came Home the next Day; that his Servant was shot in the Arm, and died 8 Days after.

John Parry depos'd, That when the Prisoners were brought to the County Goal of Surry , the Watch Mr. Tyson own'd to be his, was taken upon Drummond, who said, he bought it at a Publick-House in the City.

Mr. Robinson, the Surgeon, depos'd, That the Deceas'd, before his receiving that Wound, was in perfect Health, and he did believe the Fever was the Cause of his Death. The former Evidence was confirm'd by Anthony Davis .

The Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and call'd some Persons to their Character, but this availing not, against positive Evidence, the Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Ferdinando Shrimpton, and Robert Drummond , were indicted a third time, for assaulting Robert Furnel on the Highway, and putting him in fear, and taking from him a Gelding, Value 12 l. a Watch, and a Guinea and a half, and some Silver, and a Whip , the 18th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was riding from Hammersmith to Turnham-Green , three Men came up to him, and bid him stand, and took a Guinea and a half, his Watch, and his Whip; that he thinks it was William Shrimpton took his Money, and the other Shrimpton his Whip, and the third Man, was of the size of Drummond. That one of them said , D - n you, yours is a good Horse, that he desiring them not to take his Horse; they reply 'd, D - n you, there is a Horse for you, and that Horse was a little bigger than a Jack Ass ; that there having 6 or 7 Waggons been robb'd, he heard 3 Men were taken at Weybridge, and he going thither, found his Watch at Esquire Hapton's, and his Horse at the Inn in Weybridge . That the Prisoners being in the Prison in Southwark, Shrimpton said, we gave you a little Horse, that we had taken from a Drover that Night .

William Shrimpton depos'd, That they being between Acton and Turnham-Green, Ferdinando Shrimpton hearing 2 Men riding along, they rode up to them, and Ferdinando Shrimpton attack'd Furnel, and Drummond robb'd the other, taking their Horses, and the Money, &c. and they rode towards Brentford, but gave him no share of the Money; the Fact being prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty of this Indictment likewise.

Ferdinando Shrimpton, and Robert Drummond , were indicted a 4th time, for assaulting Jonathan Cockup , on the Highway, and taking from him a Bay Gelding, Value 10 l. 2 Hampers, 5 rosting Pigs, and several Joints of Pork, and other Goods , the 14th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he was robb'd in Hampstead-Road , near the Halfway-house, about 6 o'Clock in the Morning, the 14th of January last, by 3 Men, and he was positive the Prisoners were 2 of them, and William Shrimpton the third; that they were all 3 on Horse-back; that he was going to London with his Goods, that he desiring them not to rob a poor Man, they said, D - n him, they would take his Horse, and all he had; that he not letting go his Horse's Bridle, one of them struck him a Blow on the side of his Face, near the Eye, and made the Fire fly out of it; that they drove away his Horse, Panniers, with Pigs, Spare-ribs, &c. before them; that afterwards hearing at Cheshunt , that 3 Men had been taken up, he went to Weybridge, and there found his Horse,

William Shrimpton depos'd, That on the Wednesday Morning after they had committed the Robbery on Justice Tyson, they went together to Hampsteads, and meeting the Prosecutor near the Half-way-house, they robb'd him, as he had before sworn; that Ferdinando Shrimpton, drove the Prosecutor's Horse so fast before him, that the Panniers turn'd round under the Horse's Belly; that they took out the Pigs, and Pork, and left the Panniers in the Road, and Drummond rode the Prosecutor's Horse, till they were taken at Weybridge.

John Simonds depos'd, That on the 19th of January, about 10 o'Clock in the Morning, he was inform'd that there were 3 suspicious Persons at the Anchor-Inn at Weybridge; that he went and acquainted some Neighbours, and got them to go with him, each of them furnishing himself with Fire-Arms, and other Weapons, and went to the Anchor-Inn; that he went into the Inn-yard, the others standing at the Gate, and found they had paid their Reckoning ; and were just going away; that he went immediately to the Stable, lock'd the Door, and put the Key in his Pocket; that they came swearing for their Horses; but he told them, they could not have them, before they had given an Account of themselves; that they going into the Room, they were in before, they apprehending them, found 4 Pistols and a Watch, laid in a Corner, that then they carried them before Justice Hopton, with the Pistols and Watch, that they, there giving no good Account of themselves, the Justice committed them to Prison; this Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them guilty of this Indictment also.

Francis Hackabout , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for Assaulting Aaron Durel on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Peruke, value 20 s. and a Guinea, and 2 or 3 Shillings in Silver , the 28th of January last.

He was also indicted a Second time for Assaulting George Bailey on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Watch, two Guineas, and 17 s. in Silver , the 28th of January last.

Aaron Durel depos'd, That as he was coming from Islington , in Company with George Bailey , between 7 and 8 o'Clock at Night, the Prisoner and another met them just by the Dog-House, presented a Pistol to him, bid him deliver his Money, or he would shoot him through the Head; that the Prisoner came and rifled his Pockets, and the other took his Wig, and when they had Robb'd me, and my Friend, they came and took me by the Hand, and said, they were Men of Honour, and bid us go about our Business .

George Bailey depos'd the same that Mr. Durel had done, that the Prisoner did Rob Mr. Durel , and the other Robb'd him; and that he having got his Money, would have his Watch too, which he not being willing to part with, the Prisoner said to his Partner, have you got his Watch? The Prisoner said, I was a saucy Dog, saying, D - n me he would have it; and that another coming by, the Prisoner said, let him go, here is another.

As to the manner of his being apprehended, the Relation whom they had been to see at Islington, hearing of a Robbery, sent to Mr. Durel, to know, if it had so happened to him, and finding it to be so, and he describing the Prisoner, he was inform'd that he might be helped to the fight of him; whereupon they went in quest of him to several suspected Houses, and found him at the Anchor and Vine in Featherstone-street, in Bunhill-Fields, in a Room in Company with fifteen or sixteen Men, and one Woman playing at Cards; and Mr. Durel, at the first Sight of him, said positively, this is the Man that Robb'd me: The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Mr. Huggins mov'd by Council, to be admitted to Bail; but the Court did not think proper to grant it.

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death 10.

Richard Hanson , William Newcomb , Peter Rivers , John Carter , Francis Hackabout , Stephen Dowdle , Ferdinando Shrimpton, Robert Drummond , Francis Charteris and Elizabeth Doyle .

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