Old Bailey Proceedings punishment summary.
25th April 1677
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Here was expectation of the Tryal of a Midwife for taking up a Childe out of its Grave, &c. but for some reasons it was put off. Also a horrid murder was in Easter week committed in the Hay-market by Charing-cross, where a Hackney-Coachman falling out with his Wife about their Horses going to work, in his devilish fury got up a Fire fork, and therewith stabb'd her into the head and several parts of the body, of which wounds, after neer a weeks languishing, she died, and by the Coroners Inquest on the 26th instant it was found wilful Murther; but the Husband immediately after the blows given, made his escape, and is not since heard of.

There were in all Nine persons, Six men and Three women, Condemn'd; Nine Burn'd in the Hand; and Six, for petty Larceny, to be Whip'd at the Carts Tayl.

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