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Old Bailey Proceedings, 2nd June 1731.

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

Wednesday the 2d, Thursday the 3d, and Friday the 4th of June, 1731, in the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Being the Fifth SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable HUMPHREY PARSONS , Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1731.

No. V. for the said YEAR.


Printed for T. PAYNE, at the Crown, in Pater-noster-Row. 1731.

(Price Six Pence.)

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 2d, 3d, and 4th of June 1731, in the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign,

BEFORE the Right Honourable HUMPHREY PARSONS , Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Justice Page; the Honourable Mr. Baron Carter ; the Honourable Mr. Baron Thomson , Recorder of the City of London; Mr. Serjeant Urlin, Deputy Recorder; and others of His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer for the City of London, and Justices of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Samuel Birt ,

William Parker ,

Thomas Astley ,

Clifford Clutterbuck ,

Charles Savage ,

John Green ,

Charles Peters ,

Thomas Maund ,

Joshua Silvester ,

John Fletcher ,

Benjamin Banks ,

Thomas Mash .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Stanley ,

John Hall ,

Thomas Goff ,

John Bates ,

John Durston ,

John Miles ,

Robert Kentish ,

William Swindal ,

Arthur Rawlinson ,

George Stanford ,

Joseph Bannister ,

John Anson .

Peter Hart and William Carlisle , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , were indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Thomas Simonds , and feloniously stealing a Stuff-Gown, value 4 s. and a Cock, value 2 s. the 14th of June last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That his House was broken, and the Goods stolen.

William Edwards depos'd, That the Prisoners and himself did the Fact; but there not being sufficient Evidence to fix the Fact upon the Prisoners, the Jury acquitted them.

John Bottom , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of John Grout , in the Night-time, and feloniously taking 4 Pewter Plates, and 2 Dishes , the 20th of June last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That his House was broken, and the Goods stolen, but he knew not by whom.

John Hames depos'd, That the Prisoner and himself committed the Fact; but there not being any Evidence to confirm that of John Hames, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.

Anne Bowers , alias Labrum , was indicted for feloniously taking a promissory Note given to Zachary Mentz , for the Sum of 45 s. and 10 d. by James Whitehead and John Labrum .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That there being some Money due from the Prisoner to the Prosecutor, and a Warrant having been served on the former by the Prosecutor, which being discharged by the Justice, they went to a Tavern to make up the Matter, where a Note was drawn and sign'd by James Whitehead and John Labrum , for the Payment of the said Sum to the Prosecutor, and this Note being put into the Constable's Hands, the Prisoner snatch'd the Note out of his Hand, and carry'd it away; but it appearing that the Note was neither sign'd by the Prisoner, nor by her Consent, and she pleading it was drawn for a Sum greater then her real Debt, and that it never was in the Possession of the Prosecutor, the Jury acquitted her.

She was indicted a second Time for feloniously stealing a Pair of Sheets, value 15 s. the Goods of the said Zachary Mentz ; but there not being any Evidence of the Fact, the Jury acquitted her.

John Hall , of St. Anne's Black-Friars , was indicted for feloniously stealing 15 l. in Money, in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Bennet , the 31st of May last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his Lodger and Bed-Fellow; and that the Prisoner being gone to Bed about 2 Hours before him, he going to Bed about one o'Clock, deposited the Money in a Closer near his Bedside; that the Prisoner getting up in the Morning before him, went out, and when himself got up, he miss'd his Money. But there not being sufficient Proof that the Prisoner took it, the Jury acquitted him.

John Lancaster , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers wearing Apparel, the Goods of John Jackson , in the Dwelling-House of Moses Netherwood , the 10th of May last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Redmayne and Anne Redmayne Mother and Daughter , of the Parish of St. Faith's , were indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Ounces of Silver Spangles, value 20 s. the Goods of Jane Nesbit , the 5th of May last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That Anne Redmayne, the Daughter, work'd with the Prosecutor, and that the Spangles were taken away at several Times, and had been sold sometimes by Mary Redmayne , the Mother, and at other Times by Anne, the Daughter, who being but a young Girl, and who upon her being apprehended confess'd her Mother had put her upon taking the Goods, being us'd to beat her if she did not bring home something; the Jury found the Mother Guilty to the Value of 10 d. but acquitted the Daughter.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Anne Wooley , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Snuff-Box, value 10 s. and 2 Guineas, in the Dwelling-House of John Dawney , the 1st of March last; but no Body appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Dorothy Carter , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver half pint Mug, value 30 s. the property of John - the 12th of April last; but no Evidence appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Edward Perkins , of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Headed-Cane, value 4 Guineas , the Property of Mr. Samuel Sedgwick , the 25th of May last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having been abroad, when he came home, said his Cane upon the Counter, but did not miss it, till it was brought him by Sir George Caswal , he knowing it to be his by the likeness of the Crests; it seem'd that it had been stolen by the Prisoner, and one Smith and Redding, three Boys, and sold to one Miller, at the Sign of the George, in Rosemary-Lane, for half a Crown; but the proper Evidences to fix the Fact upon the Prisoner not appearing in Court, the Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Allen , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting , in the Dwelling-House of Elizabeth Mackeg , and robbing him of a Guinea and 5 s. in Silver ; but the Evidence against her not being sufficient, she was acquitted .

Jane Bristol , of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Silk Stockings , the Goods of Joseph Marriot , the 24th of March last.

Robert Bird depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his Master's Shop, and got 2 Pair of Stockings under a false Pretence , she came first for one Pair, which he let her have, she saying, she came from one Mr. Hern (whom he knew) after that she came for another Pair, telling him she had return'd those Stockings, she had of him to Mr. Marriot his Master; that he mentioning this to his Master, and he denying he had receiv'd any Stockings from her, they sent to Mr. Hern's to inquire, and he procuring the Prisoner, she owned her getting the two Pair of Stockings, and that one of the Pair was at the Pawn-Broker's, and the other she had at her Lodgings, which when they came to see, he found that one of the two Pair was not what she had of him; but upon strict Examination she owned, that she took them, they being dropp'd down by the side of the Counter; the Fact being plainly prov'd, upon the Prisoner, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Been , of St. Magnus the Martyr , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk-Handkerchief, value 2 s. 6 d. from the Person of Thomas Reynolds , the 3d of May last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lost his Handkerchief out of his Pocket, and that it was found upon the Prisoner.

Shaley Shadwell depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner take the Handkerchief out of the Prosecutor's Pocket; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Anne Allen , of Christ Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Buckle set with Diamonds, in the Dwelling-House of Samuel Pattison , the 11th of May last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor at the Time of her taking the Buckle, but being sent out of an Errand did not return that Night, that her Mistress fearing some harm had befallen her, and not missing the Buckle at that time, sent to enquire after her, and was inform'd she was in New-Prison , she having been sent thither upon her being apprehended by a Goldsmith, in offering some of the Diamond Sparks to Sale, and giving him a false Account with whom she liv'd; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Woodward , alias Franklin , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Richard Bradley , the 23d of April last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner had lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House a Night or two, and took an opportunity of carrying away the Key of the Door, by which means she got into the House, and stole the Goods, which Goods were found where the Prisoner had sold them; and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Grace Jones , alias Robinson , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods of Mary Nash , the 23d of May last; but there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Mary Cray , alias Carry , was indicted for privately stealing 50 Yards of Silk, in the Shop of Thomas Saunders , the 5th of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lost two Pieces of Silk, and a Person bringing one of the Pieces to Match, he telling her it was his Silk that had been stolen, she said, she had it of the Prisoner, and produc'd her.

Mrs. Gilbert depos'd, That the Prisoner being a Lodger in her House, whom she took to be a very honest Woman, she ask'd her to get her a Chapman to buy the Silk, upon which she shewing it to a Neighbour, she was willing to buy it, but wanted 2 or 3 Yards more, upon which she went to Match it, and it was stopp'd by the Prosecutor.

Mary Barber depos'd, That the Prisoner and one Murphy came to the Prosecutor's Shop, pretending to buy Calamanco, and being difficult to be pleased, went away, and she immediately miss'd the Silk. The Prisoner pleaded, it being her Business to buy and sell Goods about the Streets, she bought the Silk, and called the following Evidences.

Elizabeth Welsh depos'd, That she being Drinking a pint of Drink with the Prisoner, she shew'd her the Silk, and that she might have it for 3 s. a Yard, asking her if she could get any thing by it; that she told her she might get 6 d. a Yard by it, and she saying, she had not Money enough, she lent her a Guinea to pay for it. But this not availing, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Jack , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, the Goods of Uriah Aldwin , and other Goods of Jane Longwood , the 25th of May last.

The Prosecutors depos'd, They lost the Goods mentioned in the Indictment; and it appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner work'd as a Journey-woman with the Prosecutor, and took an Opportunity to steal the Goods, and go away; which Goods were found at the Pawn-brokers, where they had been Pawned by the Prisoner. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Twiss , of St. Stephen's Coleman-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Book called the Abridgment of Plutarch's Lives, valued 2 s. the Goods of Nathaniel Peasly , the 26th of May last.

He was likewise indicted a second Time for stealing 2 Books, the one call'd Mrs. Behn's Novels, and the other the History of the Pyrates , the Goods of John King , the 23d of May last.

John King depos'd, his Books were stolen from the Corner of Tokenhouse-Yard , from his Stall, and that the Prisoner being detected of stealing other Books, he went and found his own Books in the Custody of Thomas Taylor , who depos'd, he bought the 2 Books of the Prisoner.

It appear'd that the Abridgment of Plutarch's Lives were stolen from a Stall in Moor-fields , which were likewise bought by Thomas Taylor of the Prisoner.

The Books were produc'd in Court, and sworn to be the Prosecutors. The Facts being both plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. on each Indictment .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Richard Wells , of Kensington , was indicted for the Murther of Samuel Biggs , by throwing him against a Cart-Wheel, and giving him one mortal Wound in the Head, the 21st of May last, of which Wound he languished till the 22d, and then died .

He was likewise indicted a second Time on the Coroner's Inquest for the unlawful Slaying the said Samuel Biggs .

Anne Sutton depos'd, That the Prisoner and Deceas'd were Boxing together, and that the deceas'd threw Wells twice before Wells threw him, that in their Fighting together the Prisoner threw the deceased against the Iron of a Cart-wheel that stood in the Yard, and his Head was cut very much, and he was not able to raise himself up, nor spoke any more after that Fall.

There were other Evidences much to the same Effect; and they all agreed that there did not seem to be any premeditated Malice between the Prisoner and the deceased; but only a sudden Quarrel, the Occasion of which none of the Evidences could give any Account of.

Thomas Graves , the Surgeon, depos'd, That he being sent for, found him Senseless and Speechless, that there was a Wound in the superior part of his Head, but no Fracture in the Skull. But upon opening it after he was Dead, which was the next Morning after the Wound was receiv'd, he found about 4 Ounces and a half of coagulated Blood between the Dura and Pia mater, which was the Cause of his Death. The Jury found him guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Warren , of Tottenham , was indicted for feloniously stealing a She-Ass, value 8 l. the Property of John Jennings , the 15th of May last.

John Eland depos'd, It was Mr. Jennings's Ass, and taken from off a Common where it was feeding at Tottenham High-Cross .

John Hat depos'd, That the Prisoner sold the Ass to him the 15th of May; and he suspecting he had stolen it, went to his Serjeant to inquire concerning him, and he being afterwards examined, confess'd that he found the Ass Grasing in a Lane, and drove it away. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Hannah Gardiner , of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for privately taking 16 s. from the Person of John Hales , the 2d of May last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he had receiv'd his Wages, and meeting with the Prisoner, she decoyed him into Petticoat-Lane to her Room, and he fell asleep there, and lost his Money; and there was another Woman or two there, but he could not say who took his Money.

Elizabeth Duncomb , depos'd, That between 4 and 5 o'Clock in the Morning, the Prisoner brought the Prosecutor to one Mrs. Stephens's Room, and she said to Mary Tanner , my Husband is just come home from Sea, won't you come and kiss my Husband? And that he fell asleep, and she said, Mary Tanner , you will never get any thing unless it falls into your Mouth, and she saw Mary Tanner pick the Prosecutor's Pocket, and held it out in her Hand. But there being no Evidence that affected the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Penelope Ross , of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers wearing Apparel and other Goods, of Elizabeth Longdon , in the Dwelling-House of John Adams , the 1st of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Goods were taken out of her Room while she was abroad at Work at one Mr. Coleman's in Catharine-Wheel-Alley , that they were found at the Pawn-Brokers, where they had been pawn'd by the Prisoner. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

, of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Peruke, the Property of Henry Pace ; and another Peruke, the Property of William Sallars , and two Ounces and a half of human Hair, the Goods of - and in the Shop of Peter Jones , the 20th of May last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's Shop in the Morning before he was up, and the Boy having combed his Wig, he sent him up Stairs to ask his Master if he could make him a brown Wig by Saturday Night, and while the Boy was gone up, the Prisoner went away with the Wigs and Hair.

The Prisoner afterwards being so daring as to pass by the Prosecutor's Door, the Boy espying him, gave Notice to his Master, then standing at the Door, who immediately pursuing him, took him, and the Goods were part of them found near New-Prison , with the Prisoner, and one Wig where he had sold it. The Fact being plain, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Clitheroe of St. Ann's Westminster was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods, &c. in the Dwelling House of Thomas Willoughby , the 16th of August last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House, stole the Goods, and went away, but was some considerable Time after taken at Lancaster. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Abraham Robinson was indicted for feloniously marrying Mary Thompson , his first Wife Elizabeth Cantrel being alive .

It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner and Elizabeth Cantrel had liv'd together at Purflet as Man and Wife for near 20 Years.

Samuel Cockerel depos'd, That he drinking with the Prisoner about 4 Years since, he told him, that he could marry a Woman, by which Means he should be made a Man, and that he had offered his Wife Elizabeth Robinson, alias Cantrel , 20 Pounds, or Guineas, to buy her a Suit of Clothes, if she would deny that she was married to him; but he said, Damn the Bitch, she would not consent to it.

This Evidence was confirm'd by Eliz. Ballass , who added, that besides, 20 l. he said he would maintain her handsomely, and then he could come and sit in Captain Grantham 's Paw, as great as Captain Grantham himself .

The Marriages being both plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Carew , of the Parish of St. Ethelburgh , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver half Pint Mug, the Goods of - and in the Dwelling House of Robert Hill , the 28th of May last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner came to the 4 Swan-Inn in Bishopsgate-Street to lodge there, pretending to go in the Harwich Coach the Monday following, and having lain there a Night or two, made some Excuses to come into the Kitchen, first for Paper to write a Letter, and then for a Waser to seal it, so took an Opportunity to steal the Mug, and go away with it, but was stopp'd in offering it to Sale. The Fact being fully prov'd upon her, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Joseph Goodson , of St. Andrew Undershaft , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver-Tankard, the Goods of - in the Dwelling-House of Paul Petit , the 6th of March last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner being drinking at the Sign of the George in St. Mary-Ax , flily made off with the Tankard; but being perceiv'd by the Boy ( George Trim ) to stand against the Wall, as though he was making Water, with the Tankard in his Hand; he suspecting him, and seeing him go away with it, cry'd out, stop Thief, upon which he running, dropp'd the Tankard, and was stopp'd; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Anne Smart , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing some Linen-Cloth , the Goods of Anthony Hartup , the 18th of May last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Smith , of St. Michael Wood-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Perukes, value 10 s. the Property of James Hodges and Thomas Smith ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Jones , of St. Michael Wood-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Guineas and a half broad Piece, the Money of James Dodson , in the House of Richard Backhouse , the 12th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his Fellow-Servant at the Cross-Keys in Wood-street , and Bed-Fellow , and took the Opportunity to take his Breeches from under his Head while he was asleep, wherein was the Key of his Box, and from thence the Money, and then made off; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to Value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Sarah How , of St. Martin's Ludgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 s. from the Person of William Smith , the 31st of May last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor and Prisoner had been drinking together at a Brandy-Shop in the Old-Baily , and that afterwards he miss'd his Money; but there not being sufficient Evidence that the Prisoner took it, she was acquitted .

Moses Body was indicted for a Misdemeanour in defrauding William Williams of divers wearing Apparel, by several false Pretences ; but it appearing that the Fact was committed 5 or 6 Years since, and the proof against the Prisoner not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.

Mary Blunt , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for Perjury, upon some Interrogatories in relation to a 1000 l. Stock of Sir Charles Blunt , deceased. But the Fact not being prov'd upon the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

William Burroughs , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting Edward Allen on the King's Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 18 d. in Silver, 3 penny-worth of half-pence, and his Hat , the 26th of May last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That having been Drinking in King's-head-Court in Holborn , and going away between 12 and 1 o'Clock, he took Coach to go home to Swallow-street , that as he was going along, 7 or 8 Men came up to the Coach, and the Coachman was commanded to stop, that the Prisoner came up to the Coach side, held a Pistol into the Coach, snap'd it at him, demanded his Money, which he gave him, and afterwards swore he would have his Hat too; that pulling him almost half way out of the Coach, his Hat was snatch'd off, but he would not swear that was taken by the Prisoner; but as to the Money, he was sure that was taken by him, he having a full view of his Face, parlying with him for some Time, that the Coachman coming down at the snapping the Pistol, said, they should not kill the Gentleman, that having gotten his Money and Hat, they went away, and he immediately got out of the Coach and pursued them, and crying out, stop Thief, the Prisoner was stopp'd, a little way off, he thinks about 40 or 50 Yards; and that after he had apprehended him, he owned that he had his Money.

Edward Mason , the Coachman, depos'd, That he took up the Prosecutor to drive him to the Man in the Moon in Swallow-Street, that he not being very well that Day, had gotten James Brock to drive for him, and himself sat on the cross Traces, that as the Boy was driving, 7 or 8 Men came up to the Coach, and some of them cry 'd, D - n you, stand; but he bidding the Boy drive on, one of them snap'd a Pistol, that the Boy standing at the snapping of the second Pistol, they went to the Coach, took the Prosecutor's Money, snapping another Pistol at him, and swore they would have his Hat too; upon this he jump'd down, telling them , they should not Murther the Gentleman, how should he come by his fare, since they had taken his Money? that they said to him, D - n your Eyes, what Business have you out of your Coach-box? and some of them cry'd out, Shoot him; but one (which he believes to be the Prisoner) cry'd, don't shoot him, I know him to be a Man. That they making off, he let the Prosecutor out of the Coach, and he pursued the Prisoner, and he was upon the out-cry taken in a Minute or two.

John Brock depos'd, That the last Evidence having got him to drive for him, being at Gray's-Inn-Gate, the Prosecutor call'd a Coach, and as they were driving him, 7 or 8 Men came up, and bid him stand, flashing a Pistol at him, which frightened him so, that he was ready to creep into the Hay-bag; that they robb'd the Prosecutor, he hearing his Money rattle in a Hat, that they saying, that they would have his Hat, he said you have got my Money, go about your Business, being not willing to give them his Hat.

Henry Whetton depos'd, That as he was coming from Dean-street, he saw four Fellows, who went along by 2 and 2, and he hearing an out-cry of Street-Robbers, he catch'd hold of the Prisoner, that immediately 'Squire Greenwood came up with his Sword drawn, and presently the Prosecutor came up, that Mr. Greenwood's Coach was about an 100 Yards off, and he saw the Men before run up to Mr. Greenwood's Coach, 2 on one-Side, and 2 on the other, that upon the out-cry of, stop Thief, they ran away, but he caught the Prisoner, who when he was charged by the Prosecutor with robbing him, said nothing at all to it.

Richard Leven , the Constable, depos'd, That he being upon his Rounds, and hearing the out-cry of, stop Thief, made up towards them, and found the former Evidence, and Mr. Greenwood with his Sword drawn, and the Prisoner together, that he carried him to the Round-House, and there he confess'd he was in the Robbery, and that he took the Prosecutor's Money, and would have been made an Evidence, but afterwards trifled with Justice Giffard.

'Squire Greenwood depos'd, That he going in a Coach near the Bull and Gate in Holborn, had his Hanger drawn lying by him, and that 4 Men came up to the Coach, 2 on one side, and 2 on the other , and one of them had almost gotten in, and that upon the Outcry they ran away, and he jumped out of the Coach and pursued them, but they all got away but the Prisoner, who had been stopp'd by Henry Whetton.

The Fact being clearly prov'd upon the Prisoner, and he having nothing material to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Thomas Martin and Elizabeth Corner , of St. Ann's , were indicted for assaulting William Catesby , in a certain Field, and open Place, near the King's Highway, putting him in fear of his Life, and taking from him 40 Guineas and 24 s. in Money , the 8th of May last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Day mentioned in the Indictment, about half an Hour past 2 a Clock in the Afternoon, he was going in Stepney-Fields , and was there assaulted by the Prisoners, and us'd in a very barbarous manner, and lost forty Guineas and twenty-four Shillings in Silver; that the Prisoner Martin came behind him and threw up his Heels, and beat him in a very violent and barbarous manner, and he was very bloody, and that he lost his Money at the said time, and his Pocket was torn and turned, and he found but 28 Guineas, which with the 10 Guineas make 38, so that he lost 40 Guineas, and that both the Man and the Woman were upon him, that there being two Men coming cross the Field, they came and apprehended the Prisoner in the Fact, and that ten Guineas and a Halfpenny were picked up off the Ground in a Cow-Turd, and a Knife.

He being ask'd, at the Desire of the Prisoner, whether he did not give him abusive Language, and give him the first Blow? He reply'd, That he did not say any thing to him, nor strike him, nor give him any Occasion to use him so barbarously. The Prosecutor also being ask'd, if any of his Money was found upon either of the Prisoners? He reply'd, no; that they were not search'd till two Hours after, and there were 500 People got together about them.

Susanna Thorn depos'd, That she was in the Field about 12 or 14 Yards from the Prosecutor and Prisoners, and she saw the Prisoners follow the Prosecutor , who was a little before, and strike up his Heels, and the Woman came upon him, and then 3 Men came up and seized the Prisoner , and the Prosecutor said he had received 80 Guineas, and 10 Guineas were found upon the Ground. This Evidence being ask'd, if she heard any provoking Language given the Prisoners by the Prosecutor, or saw any Blow given by him? she reply'd, she did not .

Robert Bridgman depos'd, That he having been at Blackwall , was coming back, and being in the Field, he saw the People all together in a Heap, and thought they had been a Parcel of Boys, and the Woman started up, and she fell a pulling the Prisoner Martin off the Prosecutor, and that the Prosecutor got up and cry'd, what, no Assistance? For Christ's sake help me; see how I am beat, how I am robb'd, that he saw Money lying on the Ground, and the Prosecutor would not take it up, but told him, this Evidence, that if he would take it up, he would bear him harmless ; that he took up ten Guineas and a Halfpenny, which he delivered before Justice Priestly , and there the Prosecutor clear'd him of his Charge; that the Prisoner went voluntarily along with the Prosecutor, and did not resist at all.

James Hargrave depos'd, That he having been down at Blackwall was coming back with Robert Bridgman , and coming into the Field, saw a Heap of People together, and thought it had been some Boys a Fighting, and said, let them fight it out. That the Woman got up before they came to the Prisoner, that when they came near, the Prosecutor cry'd, help, help, will you see a Man robb'd and murther'd too; that they parted them, that they should not struggle any longer; that when the Prisoner would have gone away, the Prosecutor said, don't let him go, I had Money about me, perhaps I have lost some of it, that there was 10 Guineas and a Half-penny found upon the Ground, and Robert Bridgman took it up.

Wright Burdet depos'd, That he was with the Prosecutor the Day before at Cupid's Gardens , where he receiv'd 77 l. 9 s. of one Mr. Timbrel , a Timber Merchant, that he chang'd a fifty Pound Note for the Prosecutor, and gave him the Money , that he went Home with him to his House in Convent-Garden, and lay there that Night, and went Home the next Morning.

The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, That he had been at Blackwall with Elizabeth Corner, and coming back they sat down to rest themselves on a Bank, and the Prosecutor came up to them, and abus'd them in a gross manner, and took hold of Elizabeth Corner's Ridinghood, and would not let her go; that he bidding him let her alone, the Prosecutor hit him a slap on the Face, and so they fell a fighting, but he knew nothing of his Money, th at he offered to be search'd, pull'd out his Pocket, and went voluntarily with him before a Magistrate.

Ann Baker depos'd, That she was going along the Field about three of the Clock, and she saw the Prisoners sitting about four Yards from the Foot Path, and a Gentleman pass'd by them and they never offered to meddle with him, or say any thing to him; that she had known Thomas Martin from a Child, and had known no Harm by him.

Richard Ayres depos'd, He had known Thomas Martin for six or seven Years, failed with him, and was drinking with him the 8th of May last at Blackwall , till about two of the Clock; that he told him, this Evidence, that he was going to Norway , and that he accounted him as honest a young Man as any in the Parish.

Isaac Gale depos'd, That he was in the Field, and saw the Prisoner and Prosecutor both engag'd together, and the Woman standing by them; that the Prosecutor said, Gentlemen, see how I am abus'd, and said he had lost Money, and Robert Bridgman took it up. That the Prisoner would have gone Home, but the Prosecutor said he should not; but the Prisoner refus'd to be led, but said he would go voluntarily with him before a Justice, and at Stepney pulled out his Pocket and offered to be search'd; that the Prosecutor did not charge the Prisoner with a Robbery or Felony, nor did Elizabeth Corner strike the Prosecutor.

Andrew Seymour depos'd, That he being a Constable, the Prisoner and Prosecutor came together to him, and desired him to go before a Justice, and he search'd Martin, and found no Money about him, and that at that time the Prosecutor did not charge him with robbing him, but only with an Assault, and a Suspicion of Robbery.

Henry Masters depos'd, That he had known Thomas Martin for ten Years, and he never knew him to wrong any Body.

Matthew Collier depos'd, That Martin had been his Apprentice, and while he was with him served him faithfully (he being a Weaver) but he leaving off his Business, the Prisoner went to Sea, and he never heard any thing amiss of him.

Thomas Field depos'd, He had known him seven or eight Years, and never knew any Harm by him.

John Ethorn depos'd, He had known him 9 or 10 Years, and had never heard any Complaint of him.

Alam Peller depos'd, That he had known him from three Years old, and that he always bore a very honest Character.

Several other Evidences depos'd to the like Purpose.

John Bringhurst depos'd, That the Prisoner in his hearing (not far from the Place where the Fray had been) did say several times, Search me, search me, I will go before the Justice with you.

Elizabeth Corner pleaded in her Defence, That she had been at Blackwall to carry some Things to her Son, and the Prisoner went with her to carry some of them, and that sitting down to rest them as they came back, the Prosecutor came, and said, we were going to make a Bawdy-House of his Field, saying, it was his (tho' it was not) giving them ill Language, and pulled and haled her by the Ridinghood, and struck Thomas Martin , and upon that they fell to fighting, but she knew nothing of the Prosecutor's Money, and was search'd and call'd Elizabeth Dowley , who depos'd, She search'd her, and found no Money about her.

Mrs. Brown likewise depos'd, That she knew Elizabeth Corner, and never knew any dishonesty by her.

It being intimated, that the Prosecutor was in Liquor; Francis Riches was call'd, who depos'd, That the Prosecutor came to his House at the Bowling-Green at Stepney about Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, the 8th of May, and in Company of Mr. Lloyd and others, drank part of two three Shilling Bowls of Punch , and a Pot of Ale, and had a Mind to play at Bowls, and afterwards they went to the Sign of the Walnut-Tree over-against his House, and there they spent their Six-pence a-piece , and went away much about two of the Clock, or half an Hour after, and he believes that he was not drunk.

- Hargrove being ask'd as to the Condition the Prosecutor was in, he reply'd, he could not tell, whether he was drunk or sober; he might be stupified with the Blows he had receiv'd.

The Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Charles Ogilby and Samuel Larwood of the Parish of Belfond , were indicted for assaulting Priscilla Scott , Wife of Edward Scott , on the Highway, putting her in Fear of her Life, and taking from her a Snuff Box, value 10 s. a Silk Housewife, and six Shillings in Money , the 11th of May last.

Mrs. Priscilla Scott depos'd, That on the 11th of May last, about 9 a Clock in the Morning, she was in her Chariot upon Hounslow-Heath , in Company with another Gentle-woman, when two Men on Horseback came up to the Chariot, and at first past it, but seeing none but two Women, turn'd back, and riding up to the Coachman, bid him stop, pulling out a Pistol, which he put into the Chariot, bidding me give him my Money, whereupon she put her Hand into her Pocket, and gave him four Shillings; that he said, that was but a little; to which she answered, she had but a little, nor did not bring out much, not thinking that she should have Occasion for it, she only being going to pay a Visit, should not want any Money but to give to the Servants; that then he ransack'd her Pocket, and took her Snuff Box, a Silk Housewife, and two Shillings more. She was very positive that the Prisoner Ogilby was the Person who robb'd her, but she could not be positive as to Larwood , he being on the far Side of the Coach, and as to the Horse that Ogilby rode on, it was a white one.

John Poop depos'd, That he being Constable of Greenford, when they were apprehended, he ordered them to be search'd, and that the Snuff Box and Housewife which were produc'd in Court, and which Madam Scott depos'd to be her's, were taken out of Ogilby's Pocket by - Busby, who confirm'd the same.

Simon Ravenor depos'd, That when he stopp'd the Prisoners, Ogilby was upon a Bay Horse, and Larwood upon a Gray or White Horse, they having chang'd Horses, that he stopping Ogilby, taking hold of his Horse by the Bridle, the Prisoner pull'd out a Pistol, asking him, if he had a Mind to be shot? upon which he immediately dismounted him.

Thomas Spooner depos'd, That he saw the Prisoners at Northolt, where they came in to Drink and Eat, and were very Intimate and Familiar together as two Brothers, and they wanted some Corn for their Horses, and the White or Gray Horse were carried to the Smith's to have a Shoe set on, and when Larwood would have had the Bay Horse have half a peck of Beans, Ogilby would not let him have any till the Gray Horse came from the Smith's , and when he came from the Smith's, Ogilby paid for the shoeing of him.

Giles Spooner depos'd, That he gave each of the Prisoner's Horses half a peck of Beans; and when they mounted as he held the Horses in his Hand, Ogilby took the Bay Horse, and in about 10 Minutes after they were gone, a Man came and gave him Notice of their being Highwaymen, and he pursued and gave Notice to Simon Ravenor , and he took them.

The Prisoners both deny'd the Fact, and Ogilby pleaded that he was invited by Larwood to go with him to Windsor, to an Aunt, of whom he expected to have had some Money, and that he offered to find him a Horse to go with him, and that about 3 Miles off, near Eaton, Larwood began to be melancholy, and he asking the Reason, he told him, it was because he could get no Money of his Aunt, and that he left him at Langley, that himself went to the Ram-Inn at Uxbridge , and there happended to meet with the Evidence - Pritchard, and they rode directly for London. That being drinking at Hillenden , a Man came upon a Grey Horse in a great Hurry, and as they were drinking on Horse-back at the Door, the Man said, he had had good Luck, and had found a good Foundling, and pull'd out a Handkerchief, a Housewife and Cork-screw, and a Silver Snuff-box, with a Mother-of-Pearl Top, &c. and saying he did not matter keeping them, and offered to sell them for half a Guinea, which he gave him for them, in Proof of which he call'd one

- Pritchard, a Chocolate-maker, near Aldgate, who depos'd the same that Ogilby had pleaded, as to his buying the Snuff-Box, &c. but he being ask'd by the Court, whether this Man that sold Ogilby the Snuff-Box, &c. was not the Prisoner Larwood? He reply'd, he could not say whether it was he or not.

But the Jury not giving Credit to his Evidence, and the Fact being plainly prov'd upon Ogilby, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death . But the Evidence against Larwood not being so direct as against the former, he was acquitted .

Robert Cooper , of the Hamlet of Mile-End Old-Town, in the Parish of Stepney , Victualler , was indicted, for that he did falsely and feloniously make, or cause to be made, a Bond for the Sum of 25 l. under the Hand of William Holme of Hanover-square, Grocer , and the same did utter contrary to the Statute in that Case made and provided .

John Meah depos'd, That the Prisoner brought the Bond to him, desiring him to lend him 10 l. upon it, offering to give him 10 s. to do it; that he told him he had not Money of his own to do it, but he would carry him to a Friend that could do it, and did so; but his Friend scrupling to do it, unless the Giver of the Bond owned it to be real, he went and enquired of Mr. Holme himself, who positively denying his Knowledge of the Bond, or his being indebted in any Sum of Money to the Prisoner, he got him apprehended.

John Stokes depos'd, That he made the Bond by the Direction of the Prisoner, and that when he came for it, he asked him for the Person who was to execute it; that the Prisoner reply'd, he was to meet the Gentleman in the City, and he would get it sign'd, seal'd, &c. there, and not give him the trouble of executing of it.

Mr. Holme appeared in Court, and positively deny'd that he gave the Bond, nor did the Hand-writing in the Bond appear any thing like the Hand of Mr. Holme , but seem'd rather to be the Hand of a Woman, whose Name was to it as a Witness, which was Margaret Brown , nor was the Name right spelt, being Homes instead of Holme ; several Names to Receipts written by Mr. Holme were produc'd in Court, which did no ways agree with the signing of the Bond. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Samuel Curlis , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Mare, value 3 l. the Property of a Person unknown, the 21st of April last.

Jeremiah Booth depos'd, That he bought the Mare of the Prisoner for 2 Guineas; but had not paid him for it, he being to Toll it on the Friday following; but when he came to Smithfield to Toll it, he had no Vouchers, but a Fellow that rides Horses, to whom he was to give a Shilling for so doing, and the Toll-Man searching the Book, found the Mare had been advertised, upon which they immediately got the Prisoner apprehended.

Thomas Makepeace depos'd, That the Prisoner being apprehended, did confess that he stole the Mare. The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, but that he found the Mare in a Lane in the Country, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

James Macdonald , of the Parish of Enfield , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Cows value 8 l. the Property of Thomas Watts , the 13th of May last. Robert Rudley depos'd, That the Cows were miss'd out of the Prosecutor's Ground the 14th of May. Richard Heather depos'd, That the Cows being offered to Sale at Mile-End, at the White Horse, under the Value, it gave occasion to suspect that the Prisoner had not come honestly by them, which the Prisoner at last confessing, he sent Word to the Prosecutor. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

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Ann Bannister , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Pair of Sheets, and other Goods , the Property of the Parishioners of the said Parish .

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Mistress of the Work-house of the said Parish , and did pawn the Goods; but it not appearing that she did it with a felonious Intent, but rather to supply her present Necessity, while she should receive some Money which she said was due to her for some Cures she had done to the Parish Children, the Jury acquitted her.

William West and John Sherwood , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Sconces, divers China Cups, Saucers, Bason, and a wrought Dimity-Toilet , the 17th of May last, the Goods of Thomas Owen .

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Goods were stolen out of the Prosecutor's Summer-house. Isaac Taylor depos'd, That he being a Watchman, did, between 1 and 2 a-Clock in the Morning, meet the Prisoners, and calling out, Who comes there? they answer'd, Friends; that he reply 'd, D - n you, you are Thieves, and secured Sherwood, but West got away: That Sherwood had the Toilet in his Pocket, he knowing them to be Comrades, got out of Sherwood where West was, and going to their Lodging, found West, and the Sconces and China in the Room with him. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment.

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Christopher Davis , of the Parish of Christ's Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Hammers a pair of Pincers, Awls, &c. and a pair of Shoes , of Richard Philips , the 6th of May last.

He was also indicted a second time, for stealing Knives, a pair of Shoes, and other Goods of James Duncomb , the 6th of May last.

He was likewise indicted for stealing divers Shoemakers Tools, and several pairs of Shoes , the Goods of ; all which Indictments being fully proved upon the Prisoner, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. upon each Indictment .

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Peter Hart , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 13 Gallons of Ale, 4 Punch-Bowls, and a pair of Stays , the Goods of John Aldern , the 5th of May last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner got into the Prosecutor's House thro' the Cellar in the Night-time, and stole the Goods; the Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

Walter Boram , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 80 l. of Horse-flesh , the Goods of Edward Reynolds , the 21st of May .

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor used to buy dead Horses, boil them for the Oil, and sell the Flesh at about three Pound for Two-pence for feeding of Dogs, and that the Prisoner, who was a Collar-maker, had for several Years been employ'd by the Prosecutor to flea dead Horses; and that he also used frequently to buy Quantities of Horse-flesh of the Prosecutor to sell again.

Susannah Reynolds deposed, That after his Horse-flesh had been weigh'd to him, he used to fling other pieces, not weigh'd, to his Parcel, and put it into his Bag, and carry it away.

The Prisoner pleaded, his Master used to allow him to take a piece of Horse flesh now and then for his own Use. And he called several Persons, who gave him a good Character, upon which the Jury acquitted him.

Thomas Davis , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 19 Gallons of Horse Oil, value 10 s. and 60 Pound of Horse-Flesh, value 1 s. the Goods of Thomas Reynolds .

Edward Richardson depos'd, That he had seen the Prisoner take Oil several times, and carry it away in a Flask: The Prisoner pleaded, his Master allowed him to take now and then a little Oil to Oil his Shoes, &c. He likewise having a good Character, the Jury acquitted him.

John Bentley was indicted, that whereas at the Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held the 28th of April last; John Owen was convicted for feloniously stealing a Bank-Note for an 100 l. the Property of Thomas Butler , he the said John Bently , the said Note did receive, knowing it to have been stolen .

Henry Robinson depos'd, That the Prisoner came to him the 5th of February last, and call'd him out of his Bed, telling him, he wanted to talk with him, that they went to the Tavern, and when they came out into the Street, he shew'd him a Bank-Note of an Hundred Pound; which Note being produc'd in Court by Mr. Butler, and shew'd to this Evidence, he depos'd, he did believe it to be same Note that was then shewn him by the Prisoner; that he desir'd him to go and receive the Money, offering him half a Guinea for his Trouble; that he asking the Prisoner how he came by it, he told him, he found it near Temple-Bar, wrapp'd up in several Sheets of Paper; that he refusing to be concern'd in it, he said, he would go to Major Smith, that he did so, and he went and receiv'd it, and he was present when he brought the Money from the Bank; that on the Sunday Night following he told the Prisoner, that the Note was Advertis'd, and that he could not come honestly by it, and then he said, he had the Note from one Owen.

Samuel Smith depos'd, That on Friday Morning, the Prisoner and the former Evidence came to him, and they going to drink, the Prisoner told them, he had found a Note wrapp'd up in 4 Sheets of Paper near Temple-Bar, and that himself and one Gilling went and inquir'd if it had been Advertis'd, or if any stop had been put to the Payment of it, and finding that there was not, they went and receiv'd the Money at the Bank, and went back to the Fountain-Alehouse, where the Prisoner waited, and told him, they could get the Money, if he would allow ten Guineas for the Discount of it; that he agreed to it, and bid them get the Money, that then they went away, and came again, and said, they had got it, and the Prisoner gave him 6 Guineas for receiving it, they paying him the rest of the Money, and then went to the Queen's-Arms Tavern in Newgate-street.

William Gilling depos'd, That Smith came to him to the Swan-Alehouse, and desir'd him to go with him, that they did go and receive the Money, and went to the Prisoner at the Fountain-Alehouse, and that Robinson was there; that they went afterwards to the Tavern, that he saying he found the Note at Temple-Bar, he desir'd the Prisoner to let him see the four Sheets of Paper it was wrapp'd up in, and he pull'd a Paper out of his Pocket, and he observing to him, that there was no Dirt upon it, the Prisoner made answer, that the outward Paper was Dirty; and that the Prisoner gave him 4 Guineas, and Smith gave him 5 Guineas.

Martha Archibald depos'd, That when the Prisoner came back from Shields , his Wife ask'd her to go for two Guineas that he had lent before he went into the Country; and that she saying to the Prisoner, you knew that Owen had stolen the Note, or else you had no need to have gone out of the way; that he answer'd her, why do you reflect upon me now it is done, and can't be help'd; after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury found the Prisoner Guilty of the Indictment.

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Thomas Frame , of Hendon , was indicted for setting Fire to the House of William Edgerly , the 19th of March last.

Mary Loder depos'd, That the Prisoner and his Master Mr. Farrington came about a Quarter of a Year ago to her between 9 and 10 o'Clock at Night to the Turn-pike-House, her Master being in Bed, and she being lighting a Fire in the Turn-pike-House, that they said to her, Mr. Edgerly has gotten a new Maid, and Mr. Farrington said, ay! and he has got my Business too; that Farrington said, if you will do one Thing for me, I will give you some Money, that she ask'd, what that was? He answer'd, kill your Master's Fowls. She ask'd how? They said, they would bring her a thing to do it with, and the next Night they brought her a Stick with a Wier ty'd to the End of it, telling her, she must put it up the Bodies of the Fowls, and it would draw their Guts out. That the next Night they came again, and ask'd her, if she had kill'd any? And she told them she had kill'd two; that they came again the next Night, and Mr. Frame ask'd her to do one thing more, and that was to set Fire to her Master's House, and that she being unwilling, Farrington said, D - n you, if you will nor, some Body else shall, and that the House was set on Fire 2 Nights after. That the second Time it was set on Fire, she seeing the Prisoner setting Fire, to it, he jump'd down, and said to her, D - n you, you have frightned me, and if you do not tell me, if they are all still, I have got a Knife, and I will kill you this Minute; that she told him they were all a Dancing, and this was an Hour before Day.

This Evidence being ask'd by the Court, Why she did not discover this till so long time after? (which, as she said, was about three Weeks since she discover'd it) she answer'd, because she was afraid of her Life; but not being easy in her Mind, without discovering it, she did declare it; she added, that after the Prisoner had jump'd down, he shew'd her a Paper, Touch-Wood and Tinder-Box, that this was about an Hour before Day, and that about an Hour after it was Day, he was behind the new Chimney, and he shew'd a Pipe and Touch-Wood, and told her, that it would lie 3 or 4 Hours before it kindled; that he lighted the Touch-Wood, and put it under the Thatch, and that afterwards it was all on a Blaze, and that he came the third Time, and was behind the new Chimney, and she saw him light the Touch-Wood with his Pipe, and put it under the Thatch; that her Mistress sending up the Boy to take down the Straw that was about, he cry'd Fire.

John Garret depos'd, That he was there the third time, and went on the Top of the House, and found Touchwood, Tinder and Paper.

Joseph Watts depos'd, That he did not know the Prisoner, but he saw the House on Fire.

William Edgerly being call'd, said, His House was set on Fire, and that Mary Loder had revealed this but about three Weeks ago.

Joseph Wayman depos'd, That he call'd the Prisoner up out of Bed between twelve and one of the Clock that Night that the Prosecutor's House was said to be set on Fire, that he helped him to turn his Sheep out of the Ground, and they found the Sheep which was not dead, and so they stuck it, and when they came to Farrington's about Two of the Clock, he sent for a Butcher to dress the Sheep, and the Prisoner assisted in dressing the Sheep, and by that time it was Four a Clock, or more, and he thinks he was never out of the House between that time and break of Day; that about half an Hour after Day-Light he went to Market, and saw no Fire, but heard of the Fire when he return'd.

Thomas Moore , the Butcher, depos'd, That the Prisoner came to him to dress the Sheep between one and two a Clock, and was in the House with him between five and six of the Clock, and went to his Work when the Sun was about half an Hour high.

After a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury giving no Credit to the Evidence of Mary Loder , acquitted the Prisoner; and it appearing to the Court to be a malicious Prosecution, they granted the Prisoner a Copy of his Indictment.

Edward Dodd , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bay-Mare, value 4 l. the Property of John Eldridge , the 7th of May last; but the Prosecutor not appearing, being desirous to try him in Oxfordshire where the Fact was committed, and where the Prisoner has render'd himself so notorious, that the County seems desirous to have him made a publick Example, he was order'd to remain, in order to be carry'd down to Oxford the next Assizes.

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death 6.

William Burroughs , Robert Cooper , Elizabeth Corner, Samuel Curlis , Thomas Martin , and Charls Ogilby .

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Anne Allen , Thomas Been , John Bentley , B - T - , Elizabeth Carew , John Clitheroe , Christopher Davis , Joseph Goodson , Jane Jacks, Thomas Jones, John Lancaster , James Macdonald , Mary Redmayne, Penelope Ross, Jonathan Sherwood / Anne Smart, William Twist , Richard Warren , William West , Elizabeth Woodward , alias Franklin , and Peter Hart .

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Mary Carey , alias Dennison, Abraham Robinson, and Richard Wells .

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A PRACTICAL TREATISE; Or, Second Thoughts on the Consequences of the Venereal Disease, in Three Parts, viz. 1 On the Simple Gonorrhoea , Gleets, and other Weaknesses, whether from Venereal Embraces, Self-pollution, improperly called Onanism, or Natural Imbecillity. II. On the Virulent Gonorrhoea, or Clap. III. On the Venereal Lues, or Grand Pox. Wherein are plainly shew'd the exact Degrees of Differences; with their Signs, Symptoms, Prognosticks, and Cures in all Cases, their Beginnings, Progress, and fatal Periods, when neglected or unskilfully managed; and how their absolute Cure, without Violence or Injury, is completed. With proper and effectual Remedies, in their several Stages, prescribed and recommended therein. With some Remarks on the: Proposterous way of Venery with Machines, &c. and a plan Discovery of the Dangers (tho' little expected) which attend that vile practice. Also many other useful Discoveries relating to Infections in both Sexes, not before taken Notice of. To which is annexed, a Vindication of the practice of Salivating, &c. The Whole fitted, as well for the Advantage of Patients as young Practitioners. By JOSEPH CAM , M. D. London, Printed for the Author; and sold at his House, in Bow-Church-Yard; also by G. Strahan in Cornhill; E Midwinter in St. Paul's Church-Yard; C King in Westminster-Hall; J. Hodges on London-Bridge; and J. Mackenen at the Lamb without Temple-Bar. Price stitch'd 2 s. bound 2 s. 6 d.

WHEREAS I JOHN FREEMAN , dwelling in Turn-wheel-lane, Cannon-street, Servant to Mr. Beecher , Salter. have been for ten Years periodically troubled with windy Eructations and four Bechings , likewise with a Pain that pierced through my very Back and Loins, and a Loss of Appetite ; and having made use of several of the Faculty of Physick without obtaining any lasting Relist , at length coming to the Knowledge of the numerous Cures perform'd by

Mr. JOHN MOORE , Apothecary,

At the Pestle and Mortar in Laurence Pountney's-Lane , the first great Gates on the Left-Hand from Cannon-street.

I apply'd myself to him, and he has effectually curved me: And I desire this may be publish'd, and for this only Reason, that others assisted in the like Manner may know where to find Relief as I have done. Witness my Hand.

Oct. 1. 1730. JOHN FREEMAN .

Note, The said John Freeman is remov'd as, or near Chynigoons-Hall . Silver-Street.

N. B. The aforesaid JOHN MOORE has lately prepared two Anti-Scorburick Medicines, being Pills and a Spirit, which excel any Thing yet offered to the Publick, with a Purge given at proper Times with it: It expels the numerous Trains of Scorbutic Symptoms; and as the Hypochondriac and Hysteric Illnesses have their Source from the Scurvy it relieves them; it alters and changes all the Juices in the human Body, thins the Lentor, viz. that sizy , viscid, coagulated Part of the Blood, which obstructs the Capillary Vessels, and is the Cause of Chilness in the extream Parts, as well as Heat in Hypochondriac and Hysteric Paroxysms, renovates the Blood, restores decay'd Nature, chears the Heart, revivers the Spirits, and opens Obstructions of the Viscera, gives Rest to weary , tired and worn out Bodies, it invigorates and inkindles again the almost extinguish'd natural innate Heat, making the Vital Flame to burn clear, removing Weaknesses and Indispositions, and restoring the Pristine Health.

The Symptoms are cutaneous Eruptions, as red, yellow or black Spots upon the Arms and Legs, as small as Flea-bites, sometimes as large as a Crown-Piece, and sometimes the Limbs are beset with rough scaly Swellings, oftentimes there is an itching of the Skin, which is frequently taken for what is vulgarly call'd the Itch.

The Scurvy perverts the Lympha, and is a mortal Enemy to the nervous System; for Scorbutick Persons are troubled with Weariness, Weakness, Sense of Weight, and a dull obscure Pain in the Limbs, the Appetite is either too stimulating or too languid, the Gums are liable to Excrescences, Swellings and Ulcers, and when rubb'd void either a saltish Blood or serous Humour, the Teeth are loose and corroded, the Mouth has a Stench; the Spittle is very salt and sometimes acid, they are likewise affected with nocturnal Sweats, difficulty of Breathing, wandering Pains, a fat Skin is found sometimes swimming on the Top of the Urine; but all these Symptoms are rarely found in the same Person.

Just Publish'd, the Second Edition of,

The Modern Musick-Master, or, The Universal Musician. Containing, I. An Introduction to singing, after so easy a Method, that Persons of the meanest Capacities may (in a short time) learn to Sing (in Tune) any Song that is set to Musick. II. Directions for playing on the Flute, with a Scale for Transposing any Piece of Musick to the properest Keys for that Instrument. III. The newest Method for Learners on the German Flute, as improv'd by the greatest Masters of the Age. IV. Instructions upon the Hautboy, in a more familiar Method than any extant. V. The Art of playing on the Violin; with a new Scale, shewing how to stop every flat or sharp Note, exactly in Tune, and where the Shifts of the Hand should be made. VI. The Harpsicord illustrated and improv'd, wherein is shewn the Italian Manner of Fingering, with Sets of Lessons for Beginners, and those who are already Proficients on that Instrument and the Organ; with Rules for attaining to play a Thorough-Bass. In which is included, A large Collection of Airs, and Lessons, adapted to the several Instruments, extracted from the Works of Mr. Handel, Bononcini, Albinoni, and other eminent Masters. With a brief History of Musick, wherein is related the several Changes, Additions, and Improvements from its Origin to the present Time. To which is added, a Musical Dictionary, explaining such Greek, Latin, Italian and French Words as generally occur in Musick. Curiously adorn'd with Cuts, representing the manner of performing on every Instrument. Finely Engrav'd on above 320 Plates. Engrav'd Printed, and Sold at the Printing-Office, in Bow Church-yard, London. Price 7 s. 6 d. Where may be had Books of Instructions for any single Instrument, far exceeding any others extant. Price 1 s. 6 d.

At the above Place is just Publish'd, the Favourite Songs in the Opera of PORUS; and transpos'd for the Flue ; to which is prefix'd the Overture in Score. Price 2 s. 6 d.



(Noted for his Skill in Surgery and Anatomy, as well as Physick and Chymistry;)

WHO having observ'd the frequent Advertisements in the News Papers, of one and another single Medicine, said to cure all sorts of Gleets, and Seminal Weaknesses, which their Authors consound together, as if there were no Difference between them, has been prevail'd upon, by his Friends, in this publick Manner, to inform, and undeceive those who have unwarily been brought into either, (or both together, as it sometimes happens) of these perplexing, draining Imbecilities.

That where the Gleeting is only from a Laxity of the Glands in the Urethra, what leaks and drills away insensibly from them, through the Urinary Passage, and spots or smears the Linen, though it be yellowish, yet being without Pain, or any ill-condition'd Disorder, is no more than Mucus, and must be cured one Way.

And where it is a Seminal Weakness, that which slips away involuntarily, though it be thin, watery, and unelaborate, either by itself, in the Day-time, or a Nights too frequently , or profusely in the Sleep, or with the Urine, or upon Stool, whether from an Acrimony, or Depravity of the Juices, or by over-straining the Spermatick Vessels, or both, is Seed, and is to be remedied another way, in as much, as that Medicine which will cure the one, will not cure the other, and (vice versa) as every Practitioner that known the Nature, Make, and different Situation of the Parts ministring to Generation, will all ow; and that for want of this due Distinction, and right Application, it is, that so many People are disappointed of Cure; and by continuance of the Gleetings, are drain'd, as they are, into Impotencies, or Infertilities, which as it hinders their marrying, gives 'em great Anxiety, and the more, when attended, as in some, with Pain and Weakness in the Back and Reins; or, as in others, with Difficulty, or Dribblings of the Urine in, or after making it, which at length comes away either foul, sharp, slimy, or of an ill Smell.

As this is so in Fact, and the Dr. Well known to have experienc'd, in numberless Instances, the noble and never-failing Effects of two particular Balsamick Electuaries, which he spared no Pains or Expence to find out, the one to restrain the Mucus, and the other the involuntary shedding of the Seed, by their respectively branching up the Fibres, and restoring the Tone and Springiness of the relaxed Glands and Seminals, invigorating the Genitals, and fertilizing the Seed, was also perswaded to recommend their Use, that those, who, for a long while together, had tried other Medicines for the same Weaknesses, and by their not succeeding, concluding themselves incurable, might be convinc'd by their speedy Amendment and Recovery by these that it was not the Incurability of their Malady , but the wrong Method they had been in for Cure.

But yet in either of the said two Weaknesses, or where it happens that they are complicated, and have proceeded, either from Self-abuses, excessive, or over-straining Coltions , or from over Purgations in Venereal Cures, or any other Cause, as a Flux of Humours generally falls down and settles upon all weakened Parts, rendring them still the weaker, and these tender nervous Parts more especially. The first Step to be taken in order to make way for a regular and substantial Cure, (and without which it is not to be accomplished) must, in a peculiar Manner, be to correct, and gently divert those Humours; and the only Medicine he could ever reply upon to do this effectually, that is, to overcome the Cause, and introduce the Cure of the most difficult of these Weaknesses, (even where the Vessels had been obstructed, Manhood greatly enfeebled, and in some, well high extinct, or at least not able to touch a Woman, but ad primum labiorum contactum, semen emittunt;) has been his Preparing Pills, of which when the Patient has taken only three Doses, at due Distances he is to begin (and not before) with one or t'other (or both together, as the Case may chance to be) of the said two Electuaries, which how to distinguish in, and how to proceed with, the printed Directions, wrap'd up with the Pills, do so plainly shew, that no Persons, even of the meanest Capacities, can be at any Loss to understand them; but will by their observing the easy Rules therein laid down, have their Blood and whole Body well cleans'd and purified, the debilated Parts strengthened, and by Degrees, compleatly, and lastingly invigorated and restored, so as to be enabled quickly, and safely to Marry, without the least Need of any further, or other Advice or Medicine.

They are to be had, Price 7 s. 6 d. the Box, sealed up, ready to be delivered to any Messenger, upon only asking for, a Box of Pills, at Mr. Payne's, a Bookseller, at the Crown, facing the Chapter Coffee-House, in Pater noster-Row.

Note, The said Electuaries, viz. Number 1, for Gleets, and Numb. 2. for Seminal and Genital Weaknesses, are to be had there also, Price 7 s. 6 d. each Pot, and are likewise sealed up, and to be asked for by Electuary Number 1, or Electuary Number 2.

This Day is Publish'd,

THE Church-of-England Man's Instructor: Being an Explanation of all the Fasts and Feasts of the Church of England. With a Prayer for each Solemnity throughout the whole Year. Collected from the Writings of Archbishop Tillotson , Bishop Kenn , Dr. Cave, Dr. Hicks , Mr. Kettlewell, Mr. Nelson, and other eminent Divines of the Church of England. Illustrated with forty Cuts. To which are added, Tables of Portions of Scripture, appointed for the Epistles, &c. taken out of the Old Testament. Also of the Epistles, Gospels, &c. taken out of the New Testament, and made use of in the Book of Common Prayer.

Printed for B. CREAKE at the Red Bible in Ave-Mary-Lane , Ludgate-Street, near St. Paul's, and at the Bible in Jermyn-Street , St. James's.

Where may he had, just Publish'd.

I. A Compleat Collection of State Tryals for High-Treason, and other Crimes and Misdemeanours, from the Reign of King Richard the 2d, to the End of the Reign of King George 1st, in Six Volumes.

II. The Magazine of Architecture, Perspective, and Sculpture, in five Parts, with an Alphabetical Explanation of the Terms made use of in Architecture. Collected from the most approv'd Authors, Ancient and Modern, particularly Palladio Scammozzi , and Viguola , and made a Work of general Use for Gentlemen, Architects, Sculptors, Painters, Workmen, and all Persons concern'd in Building. Embellish'd with 96 Copper Plates. By Edward Oakley , Architect, M. M.

III. The Ancient Constitutions of Free-Masons; Containing the Rise, Progress, Patronage and Intent of the Science of Masonry, with the solemn Charges and Orders; also the usual Songs, all curiously engraved on Copper. To which is added, A Speech delivered at the Grand Lodge in York; and a Speech delivered to a Lodge in London, setting forth the Utility and Excellency of the Craft, with Instructions for the Improvement of the Society in General; likewise the Prologue and Epilogue spoken by a Mason and a Mason's Wife at the Theatre in Drury-Lane . In 12 mc. Price 3 s.

Plantation Office, kept by John Taylor , Agent for Merchants,

Next Door to the Cutler's, at the End of Castle-Alley, behind the Royal Exchange, London , a Board of Directions at the Window. Several hundreds of good Countrymen, and Servants of all Trades, are wanted for Jamaica directly, Ships will Sail every Week for Jamaica. Good able Carpenters, Brick-layers, Wheelwrights, Blacksmiths, Sawyers and Coopers, shall have twenty-five Pounds yearly Wages, &c. and all Men Servants than will go to Jamaica, shall be entertained every Day, by John Taylor ,

Vivant Rex & Regina.

To all Masters of Ships, Country-Shopkeepers, &c. this publick Notice is given.

THAT WILLIAM DICEY , in Conjunction with Mr. BENJAMIN OKELL (to whom a Royal Patent is granted) THOMAS COBB , (in Right of ELIZABETH his Wife, late Widow of Mr. CLUER) and ROBERT RAIKES , continue, and jointly carry on the preparing and vending, both Wholesale and Retail, that excellent Medicine call'd, Dr. BATEMAN's PECTORAL DROPS, at their Warehouse against the South Door of Bow Church, at the farther End of the Church-Yard from Cheapside, London; at which Place (and no other in the City of London) Retailers may be furnish 'd, with good Allowance for Profit, by directing for or sending to WILLIAM DICKEY or THOMAS COBB and Company, at the Warehouse aforesaid.

N. B. These DROPS carry off the most violent Fever, if taken in Time, and is the best of Remedies for those that are afflicted with the present Distempers, viz. Coughs, Colds, intermitting Fevers, &c.

It gives present Ease in the most racking Pains of the Gout and Rheumatism, they have brought away Gravel and Stones almost as big as Horse Beaus from divers Persons, and have restored Thousands of poor Infants to their Strength and Liveliness, that have been reduced to meet Skeletons, They never fail giving Ease in the most violent Pains of the Body and Limbs, and all the Ailments of the Breast, and in the best of Medicines in all manner of Consumptions.

Sold at One Shilling per Bottle, in which is contained three Doses. At the same Place you may have Gratis, a Book of Certificates, in which you'll find more Cures than can be produc'd from any one Medicine, since the first Use of Physick.