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Old Bailey Proceedings, 13th May 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 13th, Thursday the 14th, and Friday the 15th of May, 1730, in the Third Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

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

No. V. 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, and Friday, being the 13th, 14th, and 15th of May 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 Page , the Worshipful Mr. Serjeant Raly ; 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 Country of Middlesex.

London Jury.

William Bates .

Bethel Goodwin .

Hugh Dennis .

George Pinkney .

John Prichard .

John Bargeman .

Thomas Gregg .

William Basnet .

Thomas Crane .

Thomas Radley .

Thomas Cook .

Edward Nurden .

Middlesex Jury.

David Cooper .

Marmaduke Smith .

Samuel Warral .

George Calson .

John Payne .

Peter Burden .

James Guenin .

John Mitchel .

John Clark .

Michael Price .

Arthur Granger .

Cornelius Heath .

Elizabeth Smith , of St. Dionis Back-Church , was indicted for privately stealing a pair of Stockings, Value 3 s. in the Shop of Thomas Allen , and Richard Hargrave , the 4th of April last; to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

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Richard Wise , of the Parish of Christ-Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Shoes and Clogs, Value 10 d. the Goods of John Hannel , the 20th of April last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

Robert Eaton , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linen Gown, Value 20 s. the Property of Elizabeth Higgins , the 14th of December last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Gown was lost out of a Tub of Water in the Yard, but she did not know who stole it, till some considerable time after, as she was going along the Street, near Moorgate , she saw it upon the Back of Mary Francklin , that she laying Claim to the Gown, Mary Francklin said she bought the Gown of the Prisoner.

Mary Francklin depos'd, That she did buy the Gown of the Prisoner, giving him half a Guinea for it, who pretended he found it in Moorfields , and promised her to bear her harmless if any Body laid claim to it .

The Prisoner pleaded that he did find the Gown in Moorfields , but not proving it, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Rowland Friend , of St. Botolph's Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Bushels of Brass, a Bushel and a half of Wheaten Flower, and a Buthel and a half of Peas , the Goods of Thomas Wilson , the 23d of April last .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he keeps the Crose-Keys Inn in Barbicane , and that the Prisoner was employ'd as an Assistant to a Waggon which Inn'd there , and that having lost Goods from time to time when that Waggon was there, and not any other times, he suspected the Prisoner, and order'd his Servants to watch that Night in the Hay-loft.

Joseph Harding depos'd, That he being order'd to lie in the Hay-loft to watch , did, about Two o'Clock in the Morning, see the Prisoner come down into the Yard, go into the Stable, and let out the Dog, took out a Sack, and went up with it empty into the Bean loft, and came down with it full, and threw it into the Waggon; that there standing Sacks of Flower in the Yard, he saw him fill two Bags , and put them in the Waggon; and the like he did by the Peas which stood there in Sacks, first taking them out into his Hat, and then putting them into a Bag, and having thrown them into the Waggon likewise, went into the Stable to strike a light, but not being able to do it, went out of the Gate to get a Candle lighted by the Watch; that then they went down, and at his coming in apprehended him. This was likewise confirmed by John Worth .

The Prisoner having but little to say in his Defence, and the Fact being so plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

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Thomas Street and John Double , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , were indicted for burglariously breaking the House of John Airy , and entering in the Night-time, and stealing a Gown, a Stuff Gown, two Pair of Stays, a Wastecoat, two Pair of Breeches, and other Goods , the 19th of March last.

Anne Gilner depos'd, That the Goods were lost out of her Room about Eight or Nine o'Clock at Night, and that going into Rag-Fair, she saw a Woman offering the Sattin Gown to Sale, who said, she bought it of the Prisoners , who were at an Alehouse in Rag-Fair; but she not taking Care to secure the Woman, and to procure her to be an Evidence against the Prisoners, the Evidence against them being deficient, they were acquitted .

John Young , of the Parish of Hayes, in the County of Middlesex , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Stinton , in a Field, or open Place, near the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Brown Mare , value 7 l. a Bridle, value 1 s. 6 d. as Saddle, value 12 s. three Broad Pieces of Gold, and 9 s. in Money , the 15th of February last .

Thomas Stinton depos'd, That as he was coming from Bristol towards London the 12th of February last, about six or seven Miles on this side Bristol he met with the Prisoner, who said he was going to Cirencester , and that he being also going thither, they said they should be glad of one another's Company; that they did not get to Cirencester that Night, but lodg'd at another Place, and came to Cirencester on the Friday; that the Prisoner then said he was going to Oxford, and he himself being going thither, said, he should be glad of his Company and lodg'd that Night at the White-Hart, between Cirencester and Oxford , and about Noon, on Saturday, they came to Oxford, and he (this Evidence) having an Acquaintance there, they staid that Afternoon; the Prisoner pretending to have been disappointed of Money, he there lent him a Crown, and that the next Morning they went from Oxford to Loud-Water , and there they lodg'd all Night; and he lent the Prisoner half a Crown more, and on Monday Morning they set out for London, and being come a little on this side Uxbridge, the Prisoner said he had an Acquaintance at Hounslow , where he could have what Money he pleased, and there he would pay him his Money; that the Prisoner turned off on the Right-hand of the Road near Hayes , and carried him to Botwel , and then the Way being very dirty, the Prisoner told him he would carry him a cleaner and better Way, and would have him ride cross some Lands over Hedges and Ditches; but coming where there was no Way, they being stopped by a River, he turned his Horse, and said, the Prisoner was either a Fool or a Knave to lead him where there was no visible Way; that he turning his Horse to go back , the Prisoner having a large Cane in his Hand, struck him a violent Blow over his Head, which knock'd him off his Horse, and made the Blood flow out of his Mouth, &c. in abundance, so that he thought he should be strangled; that in a little time he recovering his Senses, he saw the Prisoner standing a little way off, and the two Mares Bridles ty'd together; that getting up on his Feet, the Prisoner came to him, and said, D - n you, give me your Money; that he then said to the Prisoner, is this the Kindness you show to your Friend? That he reply'd, give me your Money presently; that he answer'd him, I have not Strength, if you must have it, you must take it; that his Gloves were all over bloody; that the Prisoner came and searched him, took his Money and his Pocket Book, that he desir'd him not to take his Pocket Book; which would be of little Use to him, but of Detriment to him (the Prosecutor;) that he ask'd him if he would give him no Money to carry him Home? That the Prisoner said he would give him that should carry him Home presently, and firing a Pistol, shot him through the Neck, and clapping his Hand upon his Breast push'd him into a Ditch, saying to him, lie there; that he lay there, and when he had recover'd some strength, he got up but saw neither Prisoner nor Mares, and made shift to get to a House, and get some Help.

He added, That when they were at Loud-water , the Prisoner was talking of the Advantage of letting Blood in the Spring, and said, he used to let Blood sometimes, and show'd him a Case of Lancets, and that when the Prisoner was apprehended, and before Justice Hucks, he ask'd the Prisoner for those Lancets he show'd him at Loud-water , that the Prisoner did not deny his having them; but said he had them not about him, they were at Home in his Lodging.

George Hartwel depos'd, That the Prisoner and Prosecutor came together to his House at Oxford, and he being an Upholsterer had had Dealings with the Prosecutor, that he desir'd him to recommend them to an Inn, and he recommended them to an Inn in the Corn-Market; that the Prosecutor desir'd him to go with them to drink, and to persuade the Prisoner to stay all Night, who was for going towards London that Night; that he did go with them, and paid the Prosecutor two Broad Pieces.

Sarah Howard depos'd, That the Prisoner and Prosecutor came together to their House at Loud-water , and lay there the 16th of February, and that the Prosecutor did not care to lie both in the same Bed, but lay in two Beds in the same Room, and that the Prisoner sate up and smoak'd a Pipe after the Prosecutor was gone to Bed, and another in the Morning before he arose, and went away together.

The Prosecutor and other Evidences being ask'd if they were sure the Prisoner was the same Person, said, they were very positive that he was.

The Evidence being so plain against the Prisoner he no longer deny'd the Fact, but only alledg'd in extenuation of his Crime, that he knew nothing what became of the Mare, that indeed he did take away his Money, but did not design to shoot the Prosecutor; but having a Pistol in his Hand, and his Hand shaking, it chanc'd to go off, and deny'd that he used the Words which the Prosecutor had sworn, I will give you something shall carry you home presently; and that tho' he knew he was a dying Man, it was a great Satisfaction to him that he neither had committed, not design'd to commit Murder; and that he submitted to satisfie the Law with the more Pleasure. The Fact being so plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Anne Westwood , alias Young , wife of John Young , (the Prisoner immediately preceeding) was indicted for feloniously stealing 90 Guineas, and 10 l. in Money, and a Satin Petticoat Value 30 s. the Money and Goods of Alice de Voe , also a Norwich Crape Petticoat, the Property of Hannah Brooks , in the Dwelling House of Alice de Voe , the 5th of May 1727 . The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was entertain'd by her as a Servant , she taking her in out of Charity, the Prisoner pretending she had been shipwrack'd coming from Ireland, and to have lost all she had. That she going to Church about half an Hour past 10 o'Clock, left the Prisoner at home to dress Dinner, and having dress'd Dinner, she gave her leave to go to Church in the Afternoon; she dress'd herself and went out, but came home no more; that she having no Suspicion of her Dishonesty, was concern'd at her not coming home that Night, for fear some Mischief had befallen her, did not know of the Loss of her Money, &c. till the next Morning; that Mrs. Brooks spoke to her to examine if she had not been Robb'd; that going to her Closet, she found the Door had been open'd, a Case Knife (with which she suppos'd it to be done) lying on the Mantle-Tree, and her Money, &c. gone. That thereupon she put out an Advertisement, and having heard that she went for the Wife of John Young beforemention'd, she was afterwards apprehended, upon the Hearing of the taking of John Young .

Mrs. Brooks confirm'd the Evidence of Mrs de Voe, and swore, the Petticoat that she had lost, and was taken in the Prisoner's Possession, to be her Petticoat.

The Prisoner's Confession was read in Court, which in substance was, That she did live with Madam de Voe as a Servant, and that on the Sunday before-mention'd, her Husband John Young came to see her, and Mrs. Barker coming to her Mistress's House, she sent him up Stairs, and carried Mrs. Barker down Stairs that she might not see him, she passing with her Mistress for a Single Woman, and that while they were in the Kitchen, she heard the Street Door shut, by which she imagin'd he was gone out; that in the Afternoon, when she went out to go to Church, she went to see him, and he told her that he had open'd the Closet Door, gotten a great deal of Gold, and it was time for them to make off, and that they went to Bristol and staid there several Months, and that he had a great deal of Money.

The Prisoner being call'd upon to prove that she was at that time married to John Young , could not prove it.

Mary Barker depos'd, That she went that Day to Madam de Voe's House in the Forenoon, and finding the Prisoner late in preparing the Dinner, inquir'd if the Lady din'd abroad? That the Prisoner pretending she did not think it so late, did hasten the Dinner ; that the Time she went thither was about 12 o' Clock, and that she staid while the Ladies came Home, which was about One. Being ask'd if she saw any Body in the House besides the Prisoner, or heard the Street Door go? She reply'd, she did not hear any thing that should give her Reason to think that any body went out while she was there.

Edwa rd Season depos'd, That he knowing the Prisoner, and having heard that she had robbed the Prosecutor, and likewise heard that John Young was apprehended for a Robbery on the Highway, he went and inquired for her, and having found her, the Prisoner suspecting him, said to him, Dear Neddy, don't betray me, but say I am another Woman: That he thereupon got a Constable, and her Lodgings being search'd, the Petticoat which Madam Brooks claim'd as hers, was found in the Prisoners Lodgings. The Fact being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they found the Prisoner guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Charles Ditcher and John Wells , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , were indicted for assaulting John Waller on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Cloth Coat, and 7 s. in Money , the 21st of March last.

John Waller depos'd, That as he was passing along Hounsditch between 9 and 10 o'Clock at Night, on Saturday the 21st of March, the Prisoners, with one Tibbals came up, and Wells said, you are the honest Man that are going to hang Dalton, and took his Coat which he had upon his Arm, and Ditcher laid his Left Hand upon his Shoulder, and put his Right Hand in his Pocket, and took 7 s. from him; and Tibbals, the Person that is not taken, carried away the Coat; he added, that he lost his Wig also, but he could not tell who had that; that he afterwards seeing the Prisoners at the Anchor and Vine (an ill House) in Featherstone-street, he demanded his Coat, and they offer'd to make him Satisfaction for it, but he refused to take the Money they offer'd him till he had a Friend (meaning a Constable) came , and so they all got away that time; that he afterwards got the Prisoners apprehended in Moor-fields: He added, that Ditcher had his Coat on his Back at the very time he was upon his Trial in Court. The Prosecutor call'd John Paul the Constable, to be an Evidence of his taking them up, and that Ditcher had the Coat on, the Prosecutor claim'd, and that he said one time he had won it at Cards, and another time that he had bought it for eight Shillings in Barbicane ; sometimes he said at one Shop, and sometimes at another. The Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and Ditcher call'd Henry Smith , who depos'd, That Ditcher had had that Coat 3 or 4 Months, and was at his House when he bought it: Wells produc'd Evidences who depos'd, That he was at home in his Lodging that Night that the Prosecutor charg'd the Prisoners with the Fact, at six o'Clock in the Evening, and went out no more that Night.

The Prisoners call'd several Persons to their Reputation, who gave them an honest Character, and also others who gave the Prosecutor but a very indifferent one.

George Ozenbrook depos'd, That he seeing the Prosecutor coming from Sir Richard Hopkins , and saying he was an Evidence against James Dalton , he reply'd, damn you, and I will rap your Life away too.

Mr. Twacher depos'd, That when the Prosecutor brought the Prisoners before his Master, he saying to him, you are a Person of a vile Character, he reply'd, damn you, if you look at me I'll swear Felony upon you. After a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted them.

Anne Thompson , of Hampstead , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 s. the Money of John Evans , the 10th of April last; but the Evidence against the Prisoner not being sufficient to satisfie the Jury, they acquitted her.

Lydea Deane , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Cloth Coat and Wastecoat in the Shop of Lionel Chancey , the 18th of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That standing at a Neighbour's Door opposite to his own, he observ'd the Prisoner to be in his Shop, and he suspecting her, seeing her go out of the Shop pursu'd and took her, and being apprehended, she let the Coat and Wastecoat fall, and begg'd for God sake that he would let her go, and she would never do the like again; the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Susannah Hemmings , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Silver Spoons , the Goods of Charles Cherriton , the 9th of this Instant May .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being inform'd the Prisoner had been seen to take something out of his Parlour Window, he sent his Servants after her, and they took her with the Spoons.

George Conium depos'd, That he pursu'd the Prisoner and brought her back, and that she had the Spoons in her Hand which was behind her, at a Pocket that was ty'd behind her. This Evidence was confirm'd by that of William Chamberlain .

Thomas Lydiat depos'd, That he seeing the Prisoner reaching into the Room, suspected her to have stolen something, and gave notice to the Prosecutor.

The Prisoner pleaded in her defence, That she found the Spoons under the Window upon the Ground; but the Jury not believing her, found her guilty of the Indictment.

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William Ward , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing 3 Brass Candlesticks, and other Brass Ware , the Goods of Joseph and Thomas Ballad , the 12th of this Instant May .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his Servant , and he having receiv'd Information by Letter, went and search'd, and found his Goods where the Prisoner sold them. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Weston , alias Holton , and Thomas Jones , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , were indicted for privately stealing 7 s. from the Person of Mary Kirk , the 7th of this Instant May ; but there nor being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoners they were acquitted .

Philip Price , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of John Jarvis Thomas , in the Night-time, and stealing divers Irons the 15th of this Instant May , but no body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Mary Davis , alias Norton , of St. George's in the East , was indicted for stealing a Silver Mug, Fork, &c. in the House of John Akerman , the 6th of April last; but no Prosecutor appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

John Brookin , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for privately stealing a Pair of Shoes, Value 5 l . in the Shop of John Evans the 13th of April last; but no Prosecutor appearing, the Prisoner was acquitted .

Richard Jones, commonly call'd Blind Jones , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Casks and 18 Quarts of Rum Value 36 s . and 6 Quarts of Brandy , the 15th of September in the Year 1727 , the Goods of Robert Drury .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner had been his Servant and used to drive his Dray, he being a Brewer : That he lost his Casks and Liquors, but did not know who stole them, till the Prisoner being in Newgate , charg'd with stealing two Horses , sent for his Wife and Daughter , and confess'd the Fact to them, as he did afterwards before the Justice. The Prosecutor being ask'd, if the Prisoner was not blind? Answer'd no, he could see well enough to distinguish Colours, and had driven his Dray all over London, and over the Bridge, which is as bad a Place as any.

Sarah Drury , depos'd, That her Mother and self, going to the Prisoner in Newgate , he ask'd them if they did not remember of loosing a Cask with Brandy, and another with Rum? and she answering yes; the Prisoner told them that one Edward Broke open'd the Cellar Door, while he stood at the Gate and brought the Casks of Liquor to him, and they Sold it to one Wallis in Spittle Fields. The Prisoner had confess'd the same to the Justice; his Confession was read in Court, and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Leonard Burton , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted, for that he, together with John Goodman , did on the 20th of December last, feloniously steal a Show-Glass with Buckles, Buttons, Snuff-Boxes, Pen-knives, and divers other Cutlary Wares, in the Shop of Conquest Jones .

The Prosecutor depos'd he lost his Goods, but knew not for some time who stole them, till he was inform'd the Prisoner was taken up for stealing hard Ware, some of which being found upon him, was produc'd in Court, and sworn to by the Prisoner.

John Gascoon , a Watchman , depos'd, That he hearing a disturbance in the Street about 11 o'Clock at Night, went slily to the Prisoner and two others, and laid hold of two of them; that one of them got away; that he held the Prisoner, and he took out a handful of Buckles and such Ware, and threw them up in the Air, and they fell among the Dirt in the Street, and that he found more in his Pocket; that the Prisoner likewise got away, but his Dog ran after him and got him down, and he pursuing him took him again and a Buckle lying by him. This was confirm'd also by - Taylor, another Watchman. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

John Goodman was also try'd for the same Fact; but the Evidence not being so positive, as to him, he was acquitted .

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Isabel Madget , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 16 Yards of Dimity Value 20 s and a Holland Twilight Value 4 s. the Goods of John Willson , the 21st of April last; but the Evidence not being sufficient to convict the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Frances Hodgkins , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 42 Table Cloaths and a Sheet , the Goods of Ann Hall , the first of this Instant May ; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Gibbons , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of John Dawney in the Night time, with an intent to steal , the 19th of April last.

Elizabeth Dawney depos'd, That she was call'd up by the Watch, who finding her Cellar Door open, found the Prisoner in the Cellar. The Constable and Watch depos'd, They found the Prosecutors Door open, and the Prisoner standing in the Cellar; but they not finding that the Door had been broken, and the Prisoner pleading he found it open, and went in to call the Prosecutor, as he had done once before, the Jury acquitted him.

William Smith and Amy Wedgewood , of St. Pancras , were indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Sarah Price , and stealing twelve Pewter Plates, and ten Guineas , the 14th of February .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoners came in at the Chamber Window, and Smith came to her in her Bed, laid his cold Hand upon her, and bid her lie still, and this was about 3 or 4 o'Clock in the Morning; that then they went down into Shop, and took the Money out of an Earthen Mug, they knowing where she had hid it, having Lodg'd in her House before ; that she got up and follow'd them to the Door, they going out about 5 o'Clock in the Morning. The Prisoners both deny'd the Fact , and call'd a great many Persons who gave them a very honest Character, being Neighbours both to the Prisoner and Prosecutor, the last of which, tho' she was positive as to the Prisoners, she being very old, and it being dark, might possibly be mistaken; whereupon the Jury acquitted them both.

Abraham Rogers , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Chickens, &c. the Property of Robert English , the 7th of this Instant May , the Fact being plain the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Ann Robinson , of Paddington , was indicted for feloniously stealing Ribbon, Galoon, and other Haberdashery , the Goods of Frederick Richards the 16th of April last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner had been a Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Goods, and was stopp'd by the Watch in carrying them away, the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Ann Stephens , Wife of John Stephens , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon value 12 s. the Property of James Holland , January 28 .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his Servant , and she missing the Spoon, charg'd her with it, but she deny'd it, and he afterwards found it in the Possession of Mr. Day, who had bought it of Ann Neal , which was the Prisoner's Name before she married . He call'd several Evidences to prove the losing of the Spoon, and the selling of it to Mr. Day.

The Prisoner pleaded in her defence, that the Prosecutor had attempted to lie with her, and had abused her, and that was the Reason she had left his Service, and that he had stopp'd, her Wages for the Spoon; she called Mr. Wilmer an Attorney, who depos'd, That in January 1728 the Prisoner living with the Prosecutor as a Servant, and that her Mistress being out of Town, the Prisoner charg'd him with an Assault, and indicted him for an Assault, with an intent to commit a Rape upon her , beating and abusing her after a Barbarous manner ; that upon this, he Compounded with her, agreeing to give her five Guineas, which his Attorney and himself met him, and put into his Hand for that purpose, which he carried back to them; that they took an opportunity of the Prisoner's being Sick, to get Releases Sign'd between the Prosecutor and Prisoner, giving her-but four Guineas, after which he would not pay him, and upon his (this Evidence) Suing the Prosecutor for his Charges, he had now set on foot this Prosecution; after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.

John Williams , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for the Murder of Richard Pearce , by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Soldering Iron, Value 6 d. on the left Part of the Head, near the Crown, the 8th of April last, of which the said Richard Pearce languish'd till the 18th of the said Month, and then died .

He was likewise indicted a second Time on the Coroner's Inquest, for feloniously staying the said Richard Pearce .

Samuel Gregg depos'd, That himself being at Work in Mrs. Newham's Shop, where the Prisoner was Foreman , and he saying he was ill, bid the Deceas'd fetch him a Dram, which he seeming not very ready to do, but loitering, he bid him go to the Wheel, and let Philip Pearce , who was at the Wheel, go for it, to which the Deceas'd, who was employ'd as a Labourer, reply'd, that he could not fetch it in his Mouth no more than he; to which the Prisoner reply'd, must I always take such saucy Answers from you; that thereupon the Deceas'd reply'd, he thought the answer was good enough; that the Prisoner being then sitting on a low Stool, about fourteen Foot and a half distant from where the Deceas'd was standing, toss'd under Hand, a Soldering Iron which he had in his Hand at Work with, towards the Deceas'd, with no other Intent or Design (as he thinks) than to frighten the Deceas'd, but however it happened to fall on the left Side of the Deceas'd's Head, near the Crown; that the Prisoner seeing the Deceas'd ready to fall, tho' he did not, (being supported by something he stood by) he immediately ran to him, took him in his Arms, and cry'd out, I am afraid I have hurt him, and immediately sent for a Surgeon, and Mr. Brookes coming, he (tho' a good Surgeon,) being an elderly Man, sent likewise for Mr. Dobbins , and also Dr. Butler, a Physician; that the Deceas'd coming to himself, said, he would have no Surgeon, what a fuss did they make about a broken Head? And wanted to go about his Business in Trade; but upon the Surgeon's coming, the Prisoner put him into his own Bed, and all possible Care was taken of the Deceas'd, during the whole time, till his Death, being attended by the two Surgeons and Physician; and that in particular, the very Night the Accident happen'd, did, in his Presence, and several others, take the Prisoner by the Hand, and said, he freely forgave him, and afterwards when the Deceas'd's Brother came with a Constable, he said, he freely forgave him, and desir'd they would not do any thing to him, for that he believ'd the Prisoner did not intend to hurt him, because he had been his good Friend, and had hinder'd his Mistress from turning him away, and believ'd that the Iron slipt out of his Hand. He (this Evidence) being ask'd as to the Character of the Prisoner, reply'd, that he had been under the Prisoner's Direction for several Years, and he had behav'd himself with good Temper, not given to Passion, but was a quiet inoffensive Man.

William White depos'd the same in Substance with the former Evidence, except, that he did not see the casting of the Iron.

Mr. Dothins , the Surgeon, depos'd, That he did believe the Wound to be the Cause of the Deceas'd's Death; but all possible Care had been taken of him, by the Prisoner, and that the Deceas'd forgave him, and desir'd no hurt might be done to him for it.

The Prisoner had a great many Persons of Reputation in Court, ready to give him the Character of a Man of a Peaceable inoffensive Temper, and not given to passion; but the Court being of Opinion that the Evidences for the King had sufficiently clear'd the Prisoner from any prepense Malice, and therefore thinking it unnecessary to have them call'd the Jury being also fully satisfy'd, found the Prisoner Guilty of Manslaughter only.

[Branding. See summary.]

Isaac Broderick , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for an Assault committed on the Body of Edward Caley , a Boy of 10 Years of Age, with an Intent to commit the detestable Sin of Sodomy on him , the 16th of April last.

He was likewise indicted a second time, for an Assault committed on the Body of William Ham , jun. a Boy of 11 Years of Age, with an Intent to commit the detestable Sin of Sodomy on him .

The Council for the Prosecutor open'd the Cause, setting forth, that the Company of Coopers of London, having in Charge the Disposal and Management of a School, the former Master being deceas'd, and the Prisoner having been educated in Learning, and having commenc'd Batchelor of Arts in the University, was elected to be the Teacher, or Master, of the said School in February last; and that within a very short time after, in about a Fortnight, or thereabouts, he began his Attempts upon the Boys under his Care, by sending them up Stairs, sometimes one, and sometimes another, making them take down their Breeches, feeling about their Bodies, and other such Actions set forth in the Indictment, which are therein laid to be against the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity, and no support the Charge, call'd the following Evidences.

William Ham , jun. being call'd, was ask'd by the Court how old he was? He reply'd, he was almost 11 Years old. His Father depos'd, he was 10 Years of Age the 7th of September last.

Being ask'd if knew what an Oath was? And what he was to do? He answering that he was to lay his Hand upon the Book, to kiss it, and to tell what he did to him. And being likewise ask'd if he should swear what was not true? He said, that it was a great Sin, and he should go in danger of Hell fire, if he should tell a lie upon Oath. Then being bid to give an Account; he depos'd, That he thinks about two Months ago, the Prisoner bid him go up Stairs to move some Chairs out of a Room into a Closet, that he did so, and as he was coming down, he met him, and bid him go up into his Room, and ask'd for a Cane, and bid him down with his Breeches, and felt all over his naked Body; and also took him up Stairs, and bid him take down his Breeches, and he strok'd all over his naked Body, and he went down into the Kitchen, and he bid him go up into the Garret, and look for a Marble cover'd Pocket-Book, telling him he would give him a half penny if he found it, and came up to him, and ask'd him (this Evidence) what he ow'd him? That he answer'd, he did not know what he meant, and then he (the Prisoner) went and sate down in a Chair, pull'd down his Breeches, put a Handkerchief before my Face, and said, he wonder'd whether I could see any thing when the Doors, &c. were shut, bid me pull down my Breeches, and then put his Privy member between my Thighs, - [the Evidence went on and fully prov'd the Fact.] He (this Evidence) added, that he had heard other Boys (his School fellows) say, that he had done the like to them, and being ask'd who they were? He said, Rue Lewis, John Wright , John Meer , Eward Lewis.

William Ham Senior depos'd, That he using frequently to examin his Son at Night, what he had done in the Day, the Boy said he did not like his Master; but he told him that he supposed he had not minded his Business, and so his Master had beaten him, and that was the occasion of it; but he deny'd that to be the Reason; and his Wife examin'd him, and he told her, and she gave him (this Evidence) an Account of it, upon this he went to one who had the the Direction of the School, and acquainted him with it, and he said he was sorry, that it was a shameful thing if it was so, and that he was concern'd such a dark dismal Scene should come upon the Company's School.

Edward Caley dep'd, That he was 10 Years of Age the 6th of August last, and being examin'd if he knew the Nature of an Oath? And what he was to expect if he did not speak Truth when he took an Oath? Answered, that he should be in danger of Hell-Fire; and answering to several Enquiries of the like Nature to the Satisfaction of the Court, was admitted to be sworn, and depos'd as follows:

He sent me up to look for his Buttons, (he thinks) about a Month ago, about 2 o'Clock in the Afternoon, and immediately follow'd me up and lock'd me into the Room, and took a bit of a Rod, and bid me down with my Breeches, and felt all about my Body, and gave me a gentle Stroke or two, and bid me not cry out, he would not hurt me; [This Evidence proceeded and very fully proved the Fact upon the Prisoner as the former had done;] and being ask'd if he told any Body how his Master had us'd him? He reply'd, he told his Bedfellow.

William Allen depos'd; That he lay with Edward Caley , and (he thinks) about a Month ago, he being in Bed with him, took notice that he was very uneasy, turn'd first upon one side and then upon the other, and that thereupon he asked him what was the matter with him? That at length he said he would tell him, if he would not tell his Grandfather, for then he would tell his Master, and he would beat him; that he told him what the Prisoner had done to him, and he examining, found a Blister between his Thighs.

William Toy , the Boy's Grandfather, depos'd, That he perceiving the Boy very uneasie, he ask'd what was the matter with him? But he did not tell him: That the Boy not being willing to stir, he being at other times a very active Boy, he said, he believ'd he had been naught, and his Master had whipp'd him, and if it were so, it was well enough, for he was very unlucky, but bid his Aunt enquire into the Matter, and being inform'd, he examin'd him himself, what his Master had done to him? That the Boy reply'd, his Master had serv'd him as the two Men had serv'd one another that stood in the Pillory, and said also, that he has serv'd other Boys so , as well as him, and thereupon going to enquire, he found it as he had told him .

Mr. Justice Jones depos'd, That when the Prisoner was brought before him, and charg'd with these Facts, he interrogated him, for what Reason he had us'd the Boys thus? That he answer'd, he did it to improve him in his Studies, and did not deny, or make any other Excuse .

The Prisoners Council upon this Evidence remark'd ,

That indeed the Offence the Prisoner was charg'd with, was a very heinous one, and therefore ought to have the strongest Proof to make it out.

That it was very extraordinary, that he should make such an Attempt without so much as a Caution (which he had not heard mentioned by any of the Evidence) given, not to mention it.

That nothing had been produc'd to prove, that the Prisoner had before any such Inclination, as what he was now charg'd with.

That the Desendant being chosen Master of the Free-School of the Coopers Company, against the Vote and Will of one of the Principal Electors, his Resentment of his coming in contrary to his Interest, had been the occasion of setting on foot this Prosecution.

That the Prisoner was a Person of a fair and honest Character; and to this, call'd the following Evidence.

The Reverend Mr. Isaac Sharp depos'd, That he had known the Prisoner more than 20 Years, and he always had a fair Character for a Pious and Religious young Man; that he had known him intimately well, and had never heard any thing of this kind of him before, nor had ever heard any ill of him till this time, and he did believe that all Trinity College would give him a good Character.

Josiah Ridgwell depos'd, That he had lain with the Prisoner, and he never had offer'd any thing immodest to him, nor had ever heard of any immodesty acted by him .

John Johnson depos'd, That he had known the Prisoner 2 or 3 Years, and his Character was very good for Piety and Regularity of Life; that he had had Conversation with him, and lain with him, and he had never made any Attempt upon him, nor had he ever heard an immodest Word from him.

Mr. Martin depos'd, That he had known him 12 Years, and had never heard any Body speak ill of him.

Here his Council remark'd, That the tender Age of the Witnesses and his Character being justly weigh'd , the latter might be thought to counterpoise the former.

Upon this, the Council for the Prosecutors call'd the following additional Evidences.

Henry Hennoker depos'd, That he was in the 11th Year of his Age, and being examin'd as to what Sense he had of the Nature of an Oath, gave so Satisfactory an Account to the Court, that he was permitted to be sworn, and depos'd, That about a Month since, the Prisoner sent him up to look after a Carpenter who was at work in the House, to ask him if he had done work, that he came down and told him that he had not done, and after that he bid him go up again, and he came up after him, and pull'd down his Breeches, and stroaked all about his Body.

Edward Allen depos'd, That the Prisoner bid him go up and see for a String, that he went down and told him that there was no String, that he said there was, and came up himself and bid him go into the Chamber, and being there, he ask'd him (this Evidence) what he ow'd him? He reply'd he could not tell what he meant, that then he took a Sprig of a Rod, and laid him over his Knee and whipp'd him a little: That another time he bid him down with his Breeches, but he ran away and the Prisoner caught him, that he got away again, and his Coat gave way, and he ran down into the School.

The Prisoner deny'd the Facts, inveigh'd against the Parents of the Boys, who had been Evidences against him; said, they were Persons of so vile a Character, that their good Word was a Scandal, and that the Prosecution was malicious, being carried on by his Enemies who had voted for Mr. Veer , the present Master of the School, now in his Place, and called the following Evidences.

The Prisoner's Sister depos'd, That upon hearing the Charge laid upon her Brother, she went without any Knowledge of the Prisoner to Mrs Ham, the Mother of the first Evidence, and ask'd her what was the Ground of the Clamour rais'd against him? And she answer'd her she could not tell; that she ask'd for the Child, and when he came, she ask'd him what his Master had done to him? That he answered nothing. That she said to Mrs. Ham, is it fit a Man should loose his Reputation for nothing? That she made answer, that Mrs. Allen would tear the House down about our Ears if we don't be Evidences; that she desir'd a Surgeon might be sent for, to examine the Child, and did name Mr. Martin; that she reply'd, God forbid , for her Child had got no harm.

Mr. Day depos'd, That he had known the Prisoner for some Years, and he used to come to his Master's House, and lie with him, and he never saw any thing but what was handsome by him.

Thomas Veer being ask'd by the Prisoner's Council, Whether he did not know that Mr. - or any other Person, had not threatned to send any of the Persons to Newgate that should not appear against the Defendant? He reply'd, he did not. After a full hearing of the Evidences on both Sides, the Jury found the Prisoner guilty of both Indictments.

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

Anne Bambrey , of St. Sepulcher's , was indicted for privately stealing two Gold Rings Value 12 s. a pair of Silver Buckles, Value 10 s. a Silk Handkerchief Value 1 s. and a Wastecoat, from the Person of Roger Smith , the 30th of April last.

Roger Smith depos'd, That he being pretty much overtaken in Liquor went to the Pyed Bull Inn in Smithfield, and call'd for a Pint of Wine, and went to Bed, and in the Morning he miss'd the Things mention'd in the Indictment; That thereupon he took up the Chamberlain , and had him before Sir William Billers, who discharg'd him, and he produc'd the Prisoner; that when she was apprehended, she confess'd the taking of the Things while he was asleep; that the Handkerchief was found about her Neck, and the two Rings and Wastcoat, at several Places where she own'd she had pawn'd them, but the Buckles he could not get, for the Brother of Dalton, who was hang'd, had got them from her, and beaten her.

The Prosecutor being ask'd where his Rings were? Said, they were upon his Finger.

The Prisoner in her Defence, said, That the Prosecutor had given them as a Pledge to her, to lie with her; and that he promis'd to come to her in the Morning; that she waited for him a great while, and he did not come, and that that was not the first time he had been with her: But this was deny'd by the Prosecutor, who said, he did not know her, and had she not own'd the taking of them he could not have sworn them to her. He being ask'd how long the Prisoner and he was together? He reply'd, from about 11 o'Clock at Night till 5 the next Morning. The Fact being plainly prov'd against the Prisoner, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Elizabeth Shepphard , of St. George the Martyr , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Window Curtains , the Goods of Sarah Crompton the 26th of March last. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty .

John Bushby , and William Gunsmith , of St. Clement Danes , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Cheeses , the Goods of Jonas Dean , the 11th of April last, the Proof being Plain against Bushby, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. but it being deficient as to Gunsmith, he was acquitted .

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Bostock , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 pressing Irons , the Goods of Tho Flectwood , the 13th of this Instant May , of which he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

He was also a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Boots , the Goods of Thomas Shrimpton , of which Indictment he was likewise found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Cordwell , Esq; one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties of Kent and Surrey , was indicted for a Misdemeanor , and honourably acquitted without the Jury's going out of Court.

William Wilkins , alias Milkson , Richard Wagg , and Thomas Binstead Richard Lewis , of St. Martins in the Fields , were Indicted for feloniously stealing twelve Bushels of Coals , the Property of John Cabel , the 30th of January last.

Mr. Cabel depos'd, That the Coals were lost out of a Lighter at the Wharf, the Prisoner being suspected, they making it their Business to loiter about the Shoar, under Pretence, of picking up Coals, that are scatter'd , and being carried before the Justice, did own the Fact, and that they had sold them to one A - J - ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found each of them Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

was indicted as an Accessory after the Fact, for Buying the said Coals, knowing them to be stolen ; but there not being any Evidence against him, but the Confession of the Prisoners, nor any Proof that he knew them to have been stolen, and he producing several Persons of Reputation who gave him a fair and honest Character, the Jury acquitted him.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Box , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Fustian-Frock Value 5 s. and other Goods Value 11 s. the Property of William Roberts the 9th of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was a Lodger, and took away the Things, and carry'd them to Pawn, where they were found, the Fact being plainy prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Brabant , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 brass Clock Weights lin'd with Lead , the Property of John Wills the 2d of April last, but no body appearing against the Prisoner he was acquitted .

Agnes Reed , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt value 3 s. the Goods of William Blossom the 8th of April .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Shirt was hanging on a Pole out of the Window, and the Prisoner was met with it coming down Stairs, presending she came to enquire after a Person, the Fact being plainly prov'd; the Jury found her guilty to value of 10 d.

John Butler , of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing four half hundred Iron Weights , the Property of our Sovereign Lord , the 24th of March last.

Thomas Price , depos'd, That the Prisoner brought to him four half hundred Weights to sell , at several times, telling him he was a Night-Man, and had found them in an House of Office, that he had bought two, and his Son coming to see him, who belonged to one of the King's-Yards, he seeing the Weights said, what do you do with these Weights? They are the King's, here is the broad R upon them; that the Prisoner bringing him the two last, he suspecting him before, had refus'd to pay him, till he brought sufficient Witness how he came by them, and he coming to demand his Money, or the Weights, he seiz'd him, and sent word to the Custom-House, to Mr. Parsons, who own'd them to be the King's Weights, as he also depos'd in Court; the Fact being plain, the Jury found the Prisoner guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Sinclar , of St. Laurence Jury , was indicted for feloniously stealing 115 Yards of Irish-Linen Value 15 l. in the House of William Dover ; it appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was a Chairwoman , that work'd at the Prosecutor's, and that some Pieces of Linen were found in her Lodging; but the Prosecutor being a Quaker, would not Swear the Goods to be his, and there being therefore a deficiency in the Proof against the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.

Thomas Jeweller , of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Ounces of Belladine Silk value 3 s. the Goods of William Wats , the 11th of this Instant May . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being employ'd as a Porter , was shutting up the Prosecutor's Shop, and as he was standing on the Counter, a Skein of the Silk was seen hanging out of his Breeches. The Prisoner pleaded that he was suddled and did not know what he did, not how the Silk came into his Breeches; but this Pretence did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

of St. Mildred Poultrey , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Guineas , the Property of the Governour and Company of the Bank of England , the 9th of this instant May .

Alexander Hope depos'd, That he went to the Bank the Day laid in the Indictment to receive the Sum of 1400 and odd Pounds, that he apply'd to one Mr. Banks, a Teller, and gave him Effects for the said Sum; that he received a Bag with a 1000 Pound in Part, and he turn'd the Money out on the Counter, and as he was telling the Money, he saw a Stick in the Prisoner's Hand with a Piece of Clay upon it; that he catch'd hold of the Stick, took off the Guinea, and threw it to the Heap on the Counter; that the Prisoner was drawing away the Stick, and had separated the Guinea from the Heap about 5 or 6 Inches. He added, that the Prisoner being carry'd before Alderman Baylis, owned, that he had taken a Guinea in the same manner that he design'd to have taken that which he stopt him in taking.

Thomas Martin depos'd, That the Prosecutor coming to him with an order for 1400 l. he gave him a Bag of a 1000 l. and that telling it over again after the Prisoner's Commission of the Fact, there wanted just one Guinea.

The Prisoner pleaded, That being under great Necessity, he did go to the Bank of England to get a Bill discounted, or borrow Money upon it, and being in much Distraction and Confusion, scarce knew what he did; the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Philip Thomas , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of John Gutridge , and stealing 5 Cheeses, Value 13 s. the 24th of March last, in the Night time .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he was call'd up betimes in the Morning, and told his Shop was broke open, but could not say the Prisoner did it, and having a great many Cheeses, could not swear that he lost any.

Thomas Sheffield depos'd, That himself, the Prisoner, and James Baker , broke open the Shop, stole the Cheeses, sold them for 5 s. had 1 s. a piece for their Share, and spent 2 s. But there not being any Evidence to confirm that of Sheffield, the Prisoner was acquitted .

Sarah Williams , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for privately taking 2 Guineas, and 7 s. in Money, from the Person of John Davis .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being a little in Liquor, went in to Drink, and that three Women came in, and two of them went away, and the Prisoner staid with him about an Hour, and after she was gone, he miss'd his Money, which was 2 Guineas, 2 half Crowns, and 2 Shillings, but he could not say which of the Women t ook his Money; so there being not sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Jane Tyrrel , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately taking a Silver Watch, Value 6 l. from the Person of Peter Watkins , the 12th of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having been to see a Friend, as he was going Home, met with the Prisoner, who ask'd him to go and Drink, and carried him Home to her Room, which having a Bed in it, he refus,d to go in; that a Woman presently coming with a Quartern of Brandy, he refus'd to Drink, but offer'd to pay for it, but would have her fetch him Change for a Shilling, before he parted with his Money; that the Prisoner made a Sign to the Woman to go away, which she did, and then she carried him up Stairs to another Room, which having also a Bed in it, he would not stay; that he coming out, the Prisoner stopp'd him, and pulling up all her Cloaths ran against him, and forc'd him into the Room, that she got hold of the Chain of his Watch, and he felt her draw it cut, and then she ran away, and it was 8 or 9 Days before he could take her; that when he met with her, and demanded the Watch; she said, the Thing was to be had, but it would cost him 40 Shillings ; the Prosecutor acknowledg'd he was a little in Liquor at the time.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and pleaded, That the Prosecutor had been in her Company two or three times before he took her up, and he had given her the Watch.

The Prosecutor did not deny his having been in her Company, and Drinking with her before he took her up, but said it was to get his Watch again, and did not take her up at that time, because it was in a House among her own Friends; the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Roch , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for privately taking 17 s. in Money, from the Person of John Bellenger , the 22d of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That having been in Bishopsgate-street, going along Hounsditch , he stopp'd to make Water, and that he did not perceive her, till he felt her Hand in his Pocket; that he immediately clapt hold of her, and demanded his Money again, but she put it into her Bosom, that a Man and Woman came up immediately to them, and said to her, if you have his Money give it him, and he got 14 s. of it, and carried her to the Watch-house.

The Prisoner pleaded, That she sitting on a Bulk, the Prosecutor came to her, had a Rod in his Hand, and offer'd her two Shillings, or half a Crown to lie with her, but she refusing, he whipt her, and would have had her gone to the Rails on Tower-Hill with him; but this Plea did not avail, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Rebecca Ward , of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted, for that whereas John King , did on the 10th of January last, deliver to her, she being his Servant , and not an Apprentice, and being above the Age of 18 Years, 28 Guineas, and 18 s. and 6 d. to be kept for the Use of the said John King , her Master; she did withdraw herself, and depart, in order to defraud her said Master, and to convert the Money to her own Use, against the Trust and Confidence repos'd in her, and contrary to the Statute in that Case made and provided ; but there being no Evidence against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Priestly , of St. Mary White-chappel , was indicted, for that whereas John Bushby , was convicted for feloniously stealing 2 Cheeses in the Shop of Jonathan Dean , she did receive one of these Cheeses, knowing it to be stolen ; The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having had an Information that it was usual with the Prisoner to buy stolen Goods, he got a Search Warrant, and found his Cheese in a Chest in the Prisoner's Garret; The Prisoner pleaded she did not know how it came there; and there not being sufficient Evidence to prove that she knew it to be stolen, she was acquitted .

William Flander , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for Marrying a Second Wife, his former being alive ; but for want of Proof was acquitted .

Anne Cheney , was indicted for Marrying a Second Husband, her former being alive ; but for want of sufficient Proof she was acquitted .

Mary Dudart , of St. Leornard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Yards of Lace Value 20 s. the Goods of Susannah Griel , the 8th of March 1728 .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner had liv'd with her 4 Years, and she going to Canterbury, the Prisoner took the Opportunity while she was gone, to open the Closet and steal the Lace, of which she took one Cap that was hers off from her Head, and other Pinners in her Custody at her Mother's House, where she dwelt, after she was gone from her. But tho' the Prosecutor swore the Cap to be hers, being more particularly interrogated, could not swear positively to the Cloth, but only to the Lace.

The Prisoner in her Defence pleaded, That the Lace for the Cap, &c. were given her by the Prosecutor, while she liv'd with her, and that she wore the Cap while she was in the Prosecutor's Service, and call'd Evidence (her Mother and Sister) to prove it; and that she had several other wearing Apparel besides, in lieu of Wages, she serving of her for very small Wages, the Prosecutor being a Relation, and very Rich, and promising to provide very well for her, and make her a Fortune.

Solomon Ondart , Father of the Prisoner, depos'd, That the Prosecutor being a Relation, and Rich, and promising to provide well for her, and make her a great Fortune, he did permit his Daughter to live with her; and she being a griping miserly Wretch, and using her not handsomly, he took her away, and that having lent the Prosecutor 20 l. and let her have Goods to the Value of about 20 more, and demanding his Money of the Prosecutor, she pretended his Daughter, who was a very honest Child, had robb'd her of the Cap, &c. and wanted him to compound the Matter with him for the Money she ow'd him, which he refusing, she had set on foot this Prosecution, After a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner, and she praying to have a Copy of her Indictment, it seeming to be a malicious Prosecution, the Court granted it.

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death 3.

Ann Bambreyd , John Doyle , John Young .

Burnt in the Hand 3.

John Williams , John White , Barbara Newall .

Transportation 22.

Elizabeth, alias Ann Smith , Robert Easton , alias Eaton, Rowland Friend , John Butler , Thomas Jeweller , N - J - , William Ward , William Milkson , Richard Lewis , Richard Wagg , Thomas Binstead , Mary Box , Lydia Deane , Ann Westwood , alias Young, Susannah Hemmings , Richard Jones , Leonard Burton , Frances Hoskins , Ann Robinson , John Busbby , John Bostwick , alias Bostock , Elizabeth Roch .

To be Whip'd 2.

Abraham Rogers , James Tyrrel .

Isaac Broderick , to stand twice in the Pillory, once at Ratcliff, at the nearest convenient Place to where the Facts were committed, and once at Charing-Cross; to suffer 3 Months Imprisonment, and pay a Fine of 20 Nobles.

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A short and practical Discourse upon the Holy Fast of Lent. By J. Marshall, L. L. D. The Second Edition. Price bound 1 s.

The Greatness of the Soul, and the Unspeakableness of the Loss thereof; with the Causes of the Losing it. First preached in Pinners-Hall , and now enlarged, and published for good. By John Bunyan . The 2d. Edition. Price bound 1 s. Also at the said Shop is to be Sold to all Stationers and School-masters in London and Country , Pieces for Christmas, Easter and Whitsunside , &c. by wholesale and retale, curiously engraved on Copper-plates . 1. King George the II. 2. Jerusalem . 3. The Temple of Solomon. 4. Geometry. 5. Adam and Eve in the Garden. 6. Haman hanged. 7. Hunting-Piece . 8. Grammar and Writing-School. 9. Christ's Burial. 10 The Lord Mayor's Show. 11 Moses in the Ark of Bull-rushes. 12 History of Tobit . 13 Christ's Ascension . 14 The seven Sciences. 15 Dorastis and Fawnia. 16 History of Judith and Holosernis . 17 The four Evangelists. 18 Stool-Bal 19 Joseph flying into Egypt . 20 Crucifixtion; And many others in whole Sheets and half Sheets: Likewise, you may have an Elegiac Poem in Commemoration of his late Most Sacred Majesty K. George, engraven, Price 6 d. Also Gospel Mystery Emblematically illustrated , engraven on a large Copper-plate , Price 6 d.

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Spiritual Songs for Children, or Poems on several Subjects and Occasions. By Mr. Wright: London Printed and sold by Joseph Marshal at the Bible in Newgate Street. Price Bound Six pence.

Where may be had just Publish'd, Price Six pence, Light in a Candlestick to all that are in the House: Or, the Impartial Chuchman ; Containing the Celebrated Discourses on the 30th of January, of the Right Reverend the Bishop of Bristol, before the House of Lords, of the Reverend Dr. Croxall, before the House of Commons; and of the Reverend Dr. Trapp , before the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen . Wherein, with a just Praise of their Merits, Respect to their Characters, and Deference to the Church: their Matter , Method, Explanations of, and Deductions from Scripture are observ'd especially as to Dr. Trapp's Notion of visiting the Sins of the Fathers on the Children. With Readings in the Hebrew , Chaldoe, Arabick, and and Vulgate, noted: and to take in what is most remarkable on this Head, a Reflection on a Principle of the Right Reverend the Bishop of Sarum, and the Dispute of Milton and Salmasins , Mr. Milbourn and Mr. Bradbury : With a Rule to judge and apply all Sermons on that deplorable Occasion. By J. Henley, M. A. Founder of the Oratory.

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The Brothers, or Treachery punish'd, a Novel. Interspersed with, I. the Adventures of Don Alvarez . II. The Adventures of Don Lorenzo . III. Cupid and Bucchus , a Dramatic Entertainment. IV. The Adventures of Mariana , Sister to Don Alvarez . Written by a Person of Quality. Printed for T. Payne at the Crown in Ivy-Lane, near Pater-noster-Row . Price 1 s. 6 d. Where may be had , the Travels of Cyrus , by the Chevelier Ramsay, with a Discourse on the Theology and Mythology of the Ancients, in 2 Vol. French and English. Price Bound 6 s.

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Joshua Worrall , Bookseller, near the Chapter Coffee House , in Pater-noster-Row, London, has lately bought in a curious Collection of Books, in most Parts of Polite Literature, viz. History, Divinity, Philosophy, Physick, Philology, Lexicons, Chronology, Inscriptiones & Numismata Classicae, Poeticae, in Greek, Latin, Italian, and Spanish, with some of the Classicks, Cum Notis Varioum , last Editions, and by the famous Printers, Colinaus , Aldus, Robert Stephens , Sebastian Gryph . Francis Gryph . &c. which he sells at reasonable Prices, to all curious Gentlemen and others.

N. B. He has by him a fine Copy of Plutarchi Vita in Latin; Printed in the Year 1468, finely illuminated, the Capital Letters with Gold.

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A Fair State of the Controversy between Mr. Woolston and his Adversaries: Containing the Substance of what he asserts in his six Discourses against the literal Sense of our Blessed Saviour's Miracles; and what Bishop Gibson, Bishop Chandler, Bishop Smalbroke, Bishop Sherlock, Dr. Pearce, Dr. Rogers, Mr. Stebbing, Mr. Chandler , Mr. Lardner , Mr. Ray, &c. have advanced against him. By the Reverend Mr. Thomas Stackhouse , Author of the Compleat Body of Divinity. Printed for E. Symon in Cornhill.

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The History of the Revolutions that happened in the Government of the Roman Republic. Written in French by the Abbot de Vertot, of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions, &c. The Third Edition. English'd by Mr. Ozell, from the Original, newly reprinted at Paris, with Amendments and Additions by the Author himself, in almost every Page. In Two Volumes. To which is prefixed, A Translation of a Memorial sent from London by the late Earl of Stanhope to the Abbot de Vertot, at Paris: Containing divers Questions relating to the Constitution of the Roman Senate . With the Abbot's Answer.

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The Dying Speeches and Behaviour of all the State Prisoners that have been Executed the last 300 Years; with their several Characters from the best Historians, as Cambden Spotswood , Clarendon, Sprat, Burnet, &c. And a Table showing how the respective Sentences were executed, and which of them were mitigated, or pardoned. Being a proper Supplement to the State Trials. Printed for John Hook at the Flower-de-Luce , over-against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street, in 8 vo . Price 5 s.

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THE Art of Heraldy . Containing,

I. The Original and Universality of Arms and Ensigus , with their Use and Necessity: their Blazon, Distribution, Abatements, and Rewards of Honour.

II. Of diverse kinds of Escotcheons, and of the Bearing or using the Ordinaries in Coat Armour.

III. Of Coat Armour form'd of Artificial Things, whether Civil, Ecclesiastical , Military or Marine, such as are made by Man, or for his Use.

IV. Of Charges in Coat Armour form'd of Coelestials, as the Sun, Moon, Stars, Angels, &c. Of Vegetables, as Trees, Flowers, Plants, F ruits, &c. Of the Parts of Man's Body, as the Hands, Legs, Arms, Heart, &c. Of Animals, as Lyons, Tygers, Horses, Stags, &c. in Whole and in Parts.

V. Of Charges from Fowls and Birds of all Sorts, in Whole and in Parts.

VI. Of Charges from Fishes of all kinds, in Whole and in Parts.

VII. Of Charges from Monstrous Animals, in Whole and in Parts.

Embellish'd with Forty Copper Plates, containing above 900 Coats of Arms of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, curiously Engraven, with their particular Descriptions, and by whom borne. Interspers'd with the Natural History of the several Species of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Vegetables &c. comprehended therein. Together with Occasional Explications of all the Terms used in the Science of Heraldry, and peculiar thereto. To which is prefix'd, An Alphabetical List of the Names of the Families whose Coats are delineated in the Book, with References to the Pages where they are to be found London; Printed for J. Osborn near Dock Head, in Southwark; and Sold by A. Bettesworth in Pater-Noster-Row. 1730. Price Bound in Calf Three Shillings.

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THE New POLITICAL STATE of Great-Britain; Including the Public Affairs of Foreign Courts. Compiled by Mr. Morgan.

Numb. I. For the Month of January, 1730. Containing, 1. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Sir Richard Steele , wherein are two Cases of Conscience resolv'd by Dr. Burnet late Bishop of Salisbury , concerning Polygamy and Divorce, sent from Scotland. 2. Some Account of the Lives, Characters and Conduct of the Earls of Nottingham and Portmore , and other Persons of Eminence who died this Month. 3. Births, Marriages and Promotions, Ecclesiastical, Civil, and Military. 4. The Treaty of Seville, His Majesty's Speech to the Parliament, Addresses, the King's Answers, &c. 5. Advices from Foreign Parts, with Remarks, viz. Persia, Turkey, Barbary, (with some curious Particulars of the present Bey of Tunis, the Algerines, &c.) the Czar's Marriage. The Grand Duke of Tuscany's Family. 6. The Success of the Dutch Whale Fishery in Greenland, &c. from 1683 to 1724, both inclusive. 7. The Regulation of Jails, containing, The Original Institution of the Marshalsea, by Mr. Asgil; with the Fees of that Prison, Ludgate, Newgate, the two Compters, &c. pursuant to the late Act of Parliament. 8. An Account of the new Plays that have been acted on the Theatres this Winter, &c.

Numb. II. For the Month of FEBRUARY.

Containing 1. Memoirs of the Life and Writings, &c. of the late Learned John Friend , M. D. 2. An Abstract of the Quadruple Alliance; With Advices from Persia, Turkey , and Russia ; including the Young Czar 's Death, and the Old Czar's Ordinance relating to the Succession. 3. A Genealogical Account of the Duke of Parma's Family: With a Memorial shewing the Independency of the Grand Dutchy of Tuscany . 4. The Tryals at large of, 1. R. Lyddel, Esq; for Adultery with the Lady Abergavenny . 2. Of K. Ward , Esq; for Breach of a Marriage Contract with Miss Holt, &c. 5. Deaths, Marriages and Promotions, Ecclesiastical , Civil and Military. 6. Proceedings at Court, in the Privy Council, Admiralty, Parliament, &c.

Numb. III. For the Month of MARCH, 1730.

Containing I. The Close of Dr. Friend's Life. 2. Answer by the German Ministry, to the Memorial relating to Tuscany . 3. Articles of Peace and Commerce, now subsisting between the British Crown, and Regency of Algiers . 4. Short Memoirs of Vincent Maria Orsini , the late Pope, Benedict XIII . Written by Count D'Elci, Gentleman of the Bed-Chamber to several Popes. Other Foreign Affairs. 5. A curious Letter, relating to publick Credit, &c. Regulation of Jails continued, viz. the Fees of the Fleet, Middlesex Officers, &c. 6. Deaths, Births, Marriages and Promotions, Ecclesiastical , Civil and Military. 7. A Discourse of the present State of the Colonies in America, with respect to the Interest of Great-Britain, and an exact Estimate of the Imports and Exports to and from all Parts, compared with the Excess of each Country.

Numb. IV. For the Month of APRIL, 1730.

Containing, I. Memoirs of the Learned Dr. Thomas Sprat , late Bishop of Rochester: With his Will; and the fine Epitaph on him, by the late J. Friend, M. D. 2. Articles of Peace, &c. now subsisting between these Crowns, and the States of Tunis and Tripoly , in Barbary . 3. A curious and correct Estimate of the Imports and Exports, to and from all Parts; the Whole compared with the Excess of each Country. 4. Account of the late Czar's Funeral Procession at Mesco : With the Czarine's Order for her Coronation. 5. The Emperor's Decree, with regard to the Treaty of Seville . 6. His most Christian Majesty 's Declaration, relating to the Bull Unigenitus: And a Letter from Rome. 7. Shop-keepers and Prisoners Cases represented: With a Letter concerning Publick Credit (omitted in our last Number) and a Piece regarding Naturalized Foreigners. Regulation of Jails and Bailiffs Fees continued. 8. Births, Marriages, Deaths, Promotions Ecclesiastical , Civil and Military: Address to his Majesty from Carolina ; with other Matters of Note. Printed by A. Campbell , in King-street, Westminster; for B. Creake, in Jermyn-street, near St. James's Church; J. Brotherton, in Cornhill; T. Payne, in Ivey-Lane ; E. Cuvll, Bow-street, Covent-Garden; J. Hazard, near Stationer's Hall; J. Brindley , in New Bond-street J. Penn , in Westminster-Hall, and R. Montague , at the Post-Office in Great Queen-street . Price 1 s. 6 d.