James Hogg.
11th October 1721
Reference Numbert17211011-49
VerdictsGuilty
SentencesNo Punishment > sentence respited

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James Hogg , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for a Felony: that whereas William Spiggot and William Cross alias Phillips , did Assault John Watkins (the Monmouth Carrier ) on the High-way, on the 12th of November last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch, a Holland Gown, a pair of Stays, 3 pair of Shoes, 2 Turkish Habbits, and divers other Goods, in all to the Value of 200 l. for which Felony and Robbery they were Convicted at the Old Bailey at the Sessions held there last January: he the said James Hogg did receive the same, knowing them to be stole . He was indicted a second time for a Misdemeanour in receiving Goods stole from Doraohy Crisp, knowing them to be stole . It appeared that Mr. Watkins's Watch was found in the Prisoner's Pocket when he was taken, but the Chain and Seal were changed: and that he carried the Shoes, Stays, Gown, 2 Turkish Habits, and divers other Goods to Judith Clifford 's to sell for him; that they disposed of several of them, and gave him the Money; but finding an Advertisement describing them; they sent the rest back to the Prisoner by his Order.

The Prisoner in his Defence said that he had the Watch of Mr. Cotterel, and called his Wife to prove it. Katherine Cotterel deposed, that the Prisoner left a Gold Watch with her Husband to sell for him, and had a Silver Watch which he had had 10 Years, for his Pocket, and being ask'd what Marks it had, said, she could not very well describe it, but it was Tompion's Make, and she knew the Chain and Seal very well: but the Watch prov'd to be Burges's Make, and Mr. Downws and Mr. Tilley deposed they knew it very well, by what they had done to it; particularly the

Verge and Balance, and that Mr. Watkins has had it 3 Years. Mr. Watkins deposed, that it was his Watch, he knew it well, had had it 5 Years. He also called some Witnesses to invalidate the Evidence of Judith Clifford and her Daughter; but in vain. The Fact being fully proved against him, the Jury found him Guilty, but being committed before the 24th of July the Court respited his Judgment .


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