Old Bailey Proceedings.
11th July 1688
Reference Number: 16880711

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11th July 1688
Reference Numberf16880711-1

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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-Baily, the 11th. and 12th. of July, 1688.

And in the Fourth Tear of His Majesties Reign.

AT the Sessions Held at Justice-Hall, in the Old-Baily, on Wednesday the 11th. and 12th. of July, 1688. before the Right Honourable, Sir John Shorter , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Bartholomew Shower , Kt. and Recorder of the said City; together with other of His Majesties Justices of the city of London and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Thomas Aynger

Philip Stubbs

John Warden

William Richardson

Joseph Speed

Richard Acton

Abrab. Hemingway

Richard Parrot

Zachariah Burrowes

Thomas Good

Henry Sherwin

Simon Leech .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Nichols

Daniel Marsh

John Clarke

William Astley

Christopher Blunt

Richard Gosner

Edward Savadge

Thomas Combe

Williams Cotterhill

William Fynch

James Goulton

Richard Waterman .

The Tryals of the Prisoners were as follows.

Richard Merrick, Elizabeth James, John John's.
11th July 1688
Reference Numbert16880711-1
VerdictNot Guilty

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London Side. Richard Merrick , Elizabeth James , and John John's , were all three Indicted for entring the House of John Brookes , on the 3 d. of this Instant July , and taking thence five Gold Rings, value 3 l. and seven Pounds in Money : The Evidence for the King was Mrs. Brooks, who said that the Prisoners came into her House and called for Drink, and whilst some of them kept her in a Story, the other, viz. John's as she supposed, stole and carried them away. But she not being able to Swear positively that they had her Goods, and they utterly denying the Fact, were brought in not Guilty .

Tabitha Porter.
11th July 1688
Reference Numbert16880711-2
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceDeath

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