Old Bailey Proceedings.
3rd September 1684
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3rd September 1684
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions Of the PEACE, And Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-delivery of Newgate, HELD FOR THE City of London, and County of Middlesex, AT Justice-Hall, IN THE OLD-BAYLY.

The 3d. 4th. and 5th. Days of September, 1684.

And in the 36th Year of His Majesties Reign.

THE Sessions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, being held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 3d. 4th. and 5th. of September, 1684. before the Honourable Sir Henry Tulse , Lord Mayor of the City of London, Sir Thomas Jenner , Knight, one of his Majesties Serjeants at Law, and Recorder of the said City, together with other Justices of the City of London and County of Middlesex,

London Jury.

John Tuly ,

Robert Green ,

John Dandridge ,

John Juxon ,

Daniel White ,

Richard Bradley ,

William Sutton ,

John Leak ,

Robert Adams ,

William Wood ,

Roger Atkinson ,

Edm. Jackson .

Middlesex Jury.

Nicholas Baxter ,

Matthew Bateman ,

James Supple ,

John Leeson ,

Thomas Harris ,

William Webb ,

William Dean ,

William Parkinson ,

Stephen Lawrence ,

William Hardy ,

Richard Boyce ,

Zachariah Grant .

The Tryals of the Prisoners were as followeth:

William Peirce.
3rd September 1684
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William Peirce Indicted for stealing a Bay Gelding price 5 l. from Edmond Prideaux , at Hornsey . The Matter against him appear'd; That William Peirce rode upon this Gelding to Gravesend, where setting him up at the Sign of the White-Hart, be agreed with the Inn keeper, and sold him the same. About a Month afterwards the Gelding was put into the Gazette, with the Reward of 20 s. proposed to such as should discover where it was: hereupon, Peirce thinking to get the Reward as well as the Gelding comes to the said Mr. Prideaux, and informed him that the Horse was at Gravesend aforesaid: where Prideaux enquiring after it, found the same. But the Master of the Inn producing several Witnesses that he bought it of Peirce, Pierce was soon after apprehended. All that he could say for himself was, That he hired this Horse of one Traverse, who was lately hanged for a Robbery committed in Hornsey, which Traverse's Wife swore in Court, but the Jury not believing her, brought him in Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Burton, Martin Stevenson.
3rd September 1684
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VerdictNot Guilty

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