Old Bailey Proceedings.
12th January 1711
Reference Number: 17110112

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12th January 1711
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE Queen's Commission 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.

On Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, being the 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th, Days of January, 1711. In the Ninth Year of Her MAJESTY's Reign.

BEfore the Right Hon. Sir GILBERT HEATHCOTF , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Lord Chief Baron Ward , Mr. Baron Tracy , and Mr. Justice Eyres, with several of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as followeth.

London Jury.

Thomas Loveday

James Oldsworth

Samuel Clark

John Elderton

Robert Evans

John Clark

Edward Gregg

Henry Burlace

John Thomas

George Fielder

George Smith

Nicholas Batchellor .

Middlesex Jury.

Giles Riddle

William Callow

John Parsons

Joseph Parsons

Joseph Spencer

John Meard

Robert Lord

Guy Stone

Robert Loveday

Edward Boswell

Jonathan Hall

Robert Jeffs .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Mary Clark.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-1
VerdictNot Guilty

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Mary Clark , of St. Paul Shadwell , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 3 s. and one Guinea , the Goods of Peter Lee , on the 21st of December last: But the Evidence not proving the Fact against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Benjamin Lauton.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-2
VerdictNot Guilty

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Benjamin Lauton , of St. Sepulchres , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, value 3 l. a Peruke, 3 l. with other things , the Goods of William Horton , on the 18th of October last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Lodger, and had committed a Breach of Trust: But no Proof being given of the Felony, he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Freeman.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-3
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Elizabeth Freeman , of London, was Indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 5 s. the Goods of Frances Bates , on the 9th of December last. It appear'd that the Prisoner came with another Woman into the Prosecutor's Shop, to cheapen Handkerchiefs; some were shewn them, and while they were bargaining, the Prisoner took one and put it behind her Apron, and was going off with it, but being brought back she drop'd it in the Shop. The Fact being plain, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

Jane London.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-4
VerdictNot Guilty

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Jane London , of London, Spinster , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Pair of Ruffles, and 2 Muslen. Neckclothes , the Goods of Jacob Alvares , the Younger, on the 8th of January last. But the Evidence proving nothing against the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.

Ursula Howard.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-5
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Ursula Howard , of London, Spinster , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Beever Hatts, value 15 s. the Goods of William Dare , on the 10th Instant. It appear'd that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, and enquired if a Gentlewoman had not been there; being answer'd no, she desir'd to sit down; the Prosecutor's Servant being busy with a Neighbour, the Prisoner made use of that Opportunity to take the Goods from a Chair, slipt them up her Pettecoats, and was going off; but being discover'd, and pursu'd, they were taken upon her. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

Catherine Smith.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-6
VerdictNot Guilty

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Catherine Smith , of St. Stephens, Coleman-street , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Silver Spoons, value 4 l. and 6 Silver Forks, 4 l. the Goods of Michael Row , on the 16th of December last: But the Evidence not being strong enough to convict the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Catherine Robinson.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-7
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Catherine Robinson , of St. Dunstans in the West , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Cloth Coats, 2 Towels, 1 Silk Handkerchief, and a Tobacco Stopper , the Goods of John Hunter , on the 18th of December last. It appear'd that about 8 in the Morning, the Prosecutor being in Bed, sent his Servant to the Barbers for a Peruke; in the interim the Prisoner got into his Chambers, and took the Goods, which were found upon her as she was going off. The Fact being plain, and the Prisoner saving little for her self, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

Benjamin Shewcross.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-8
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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Benjamin Shewcross , of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Cocks, value 10 s. and 13 Hens, 26 s. the Goods of David Randal , on the 30th of December last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor lost his Fowls in the Night time. Upon enquiry he found most of them, in the Hands of divers Persons, who all prov'd they bought them of the Prisoner; and he giving no account of his Property in the same, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Tame.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-9
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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William Tame , of the Parish of Hammersmith , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Wether Sheep, value 20 s. the Goods of William . To which Indictment the Prisoner pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Porter.
12th January 1711
Reference Numbert17110112-10
Verdict