Old Bailey Proceedings front matter.
11th December 1678
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AN Exact Account OF THE TRIALS Of the several Persons ARRAIGNED At the Sessions-house in the Old-Bailey For LONDON & MIDDLESEX.

Beginning on Wednesday, Decemb. 11. 1678. and ending the 12th of the same Month.

Licensed, Decemb. 18th. 1678. Roger L'Estrange.

LONDON, Printed by G. Hills, and are to be sold by L. Curtiss in Goat-Court upon Ludgate-hill. 1678.

At the General Sessions of the Peace, Sessions of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the City of London and County of Middlesex, Decemb. 11th. Anno Regni Caroli Secundi Regis 30. Annoque Dom. 1678.

THe Lord Mayor and three other Justices being sate, two Commissions were read, one of Oyer and Terminer, and the other of Gaol-delivery of Newgate; and after that the usual Proclamation for the attendance of those who had anything to do there was made:

The Jurors for London, that had been Impannell'd and Summon'd, were called to appear, and the Defaulters Recorded; and the like for the County of Middlesex.

The Prisoners for London were called to the Bar to look to their Challenges, and the Petty-Jury were sworn, whose names follow: Francis Kenton , James Lapley , William Howel , Samuel Williams , William Salter , Richard Ketch , Nicholas Ridley , William Standen , Ralph Cook , William Whitwell , Joash Bateman , and Anthony Foster .

These 12 being numbred, Proclamation in the usual form was made for Information against the Prisoners at the Bar, and for Prosecution from those, who by Recognizance were obliged to it: And those who were impannelled for the Jury, but were not sworn, were dismissed.

The Clerk Arraigned some of the Prisoners on London-side, whose Names and Offences were as followeth.


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