Old Bailey Proceedings.
31st August 1687
Reference Number: 16870831

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31st August 1687
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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 31st. of August and 1st. and 3d of September, 1687.

And in the 3d. Year of His Majesties Reign

AT the Sessions of Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery of Newgate; Held at Justice-Hall in the Old Bayly; on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, the 31st of August, and 1st and 3d of September, 1687 Before the Right Honourable Sir John Peak Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Sir John Tate , Kt. Recorder of the aforesaid City, with others of his Majesties Justices of the Peace, for London and Middlesex

The Jurors were as follow.

London Jury.

Edmund Noble

Robert Camport

William Fisher

Charles Fowler

Roger Ark ist

Henry Mortlack

Henry Hatly

Thomas Car y ,

Edmund Jaxon

John Janes

John Tooly

William Smith .

Middlesex Jury .

Thomas Arrundel

Thomas Saunders

John Francnling

Thomas Fly

John Treyford

William Thorne

Edward Swift

John Read

John Turney

William Baldwin

Thomas Skiping

John Reading .

The Proceedings were as follows, viz.

Thomas Griffith, James Houghton.
31st August 1687
Reference Numbert16870831-1
VerdictGuilty > manslaughter; Not Guilty
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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Thomas Griffith alias Griffin , and James Houghton , were Indicted together with one Johanes In Nubibus, or a person not yet found or taken, for the Murthering of Richard Stockall , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , on the 10th of July last, by giving him a Mortal Wound near the Right Pap, of which he instantly Dyed ; and putting themselves upon their Tryal, it appeared that on the day before-mentioned being Sunday, between two and three of the Clock in the Afternoon, divers Boys, and some Men, were a washing themselves in a Pond Scituate in the Ground of Mr. Griffith, at what time one Bob a Servant of his coming by, seized on the Cloaths of one John Hind a little Lad, who was about to wash amongst the rest, and carried them into his Master's house, and soon after Mr. Griffith with two other persons and a Dog coming out, he set the Dog upon the Naked Boy, which yet did no other harm than take him by the Hair of the Head, and so passing on towards Lambs Conduit, at his return he found the Boy had just gotten his Shirt of his Wife, upon which he again set the Dog upon him, who served him as before, and cryed after him stop Thief, upon which the Boy made his escape to the house of one Mr. Smith near to Griffiths; but upon the Rumour of what had happened, the Rable began to gather about Griffith's house to demand the Boys Cloaths, which being refused they fell to breaking the Windows, upon which Griffith sent for the Neighbouring Constables, and with their help seized upon several of the assailants, and forcing them into his house, kept them there Prisoners, but the Rable increasing every Moment and assaulting his house with greater violence, and he remaining obstinate as to the setting at liberty those he had taken, unless they would tell him their Names, or the Names of their Masters, &c. he at that time insisting much upon satisfaction for the Damage sustained, Mr. Houghton the other Prisoner, fetch'd about five files of Granadiers when as Mr. Griffith leaving two of them to guard his house, marched with the rest up Grays-Inn Lane to oppos the Rable, which were Numerous, but were so ho dy-charged from the Banks and advantageous places with Stones, Brickbats, &c. that one of the Souldiers was knock'd down, and others bruised at what time they Fired three Pieces but only with Powder, but the Storm increasing, Griffith bad them charge with Ball and Fire, and further said, as it was Sworn viz. We shall be Kill'd, Fi e and Kill the Dogs, or they't kill us and thereupon Johane In. Nubibus gave Fire, by which Shot Stockall was Killed. Griffith coming to make his Defence, after he had declared what Damage he sustained, by his Cattle refusing to drink the Water, by reason of the Boys frequently washing in it, and how he was assaulted in his house, and divers persons to prove that he was not present when the Gun went off that killed Stockdale but being Bruised and Wounded, he retired to the house of one Mr. Roxfords, and stayed there till he sent home for the two Grannadiers that were left behind to fetch him off, and there he had the first news brought him that a Man was killed; but the Evidence for King being possitive that they heard him give order Charge and Fire with Ball, and one of them attesting that he was present when Stock all was Killed, he was found Guilty of Manslaughter . As for Mr. Houghton there being no other proof against him, than that fetch'd the Granadiers, he was Acquitted .

[No punishment. See summary.]

John Moor, Obedia Bows, Richard Baston.
31st August 1687
Reference Numbert16870831-2
VerdictGuilty
SentenceCorporal > public whipping; Miscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment > hard labour; Miscellaneous > sureties

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John Moor , Obedia Bows , and Richard Baston , are Tryed upon an Indictment, for Riotously and Tumulteously assembling with divers others to pull down the house of Thomas Griffith of St. Andrews Holbourn on the 17th of July last, &c. Upon Tryal it appeared that they were not only active themselves in opposing the Authority that came to suppress the Tumult and, order; but also industrious in Encouraging others do the like, and by throwing of Brickbats, Stones, at the Constables and Guards, &c. and against Baston it

was more particularly proved, that he with the help of others, having wrested a Musquet from one Thomas Mills then in Arms, broke it over his Head, and by the forcible blow knock'd him down, and much wounded him, and none of them being capable of denying they were present at that unhappy disturbance, as being taken on the Spot, they were found Guilty of the said Ryot.

[Whipping. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Elias Jones, Jonas Kendrick, John Springham, William Butler, Samuel Slaughter, Peter Lemar, Giles Tro der.
31st August 1687
Reference Numbert16870831-3
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty
SentenceCorporal > public whipping; Miscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment > hard labour; Miscellaneous > sureties

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Elias Jones , Jonas Kendrick , John Springham , William Butler , Samuel Slaughter , Peter Lemar , and Giles Tro der , were Tryed upon an Indictment as the former for Riotously and Tumultuously Assembling in the same Parish, on the 24th of July , to pull down the house of Thomas Griffith , at what time they Beat and much Bruised one Rust, and others who Aided the Constables in order to disperse them ; but the proof being only against Jones, Kendrick, and Springham, they were found Guilty of the Ryot, and the other four against whom there was no possitive Proof of their being in the Croud, or any ways Aiding or Abeting, were Acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Simon Williams, William Wild.
31st August 1687
Reference Numbert16870831-4
VerdictGuilty
SentenceCorporal > public whipping; Miscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment > hard labour; Miscellaneous > sureties

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