Old Bailey Proceedings.
14th October 1719
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14th October 1719
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'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 Bailey,

ON

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday being the 14th, 15th, and 16th, of this Instant October, 1719. In the Sixth Tear of His MAJESTY's Reign.

23. Octob. 1719.

Before the Right Hon. Sir JOHN WARD, Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Justice Tracy, Mr. Baron Price, John Roby, Esq; Deputy Recorder; and Several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Juror's Names were as followeth:

London Jury.

John Hasle ,

Richard Hopson ,

Thomas Raper ,

Thomas Fislder ,

Thomas Smith ,

Edward Leepidge ,

Thomas Taylor ,

Janes Max ,

John Farerell ,

William Stevens ,

Thomas Hamstar ,

John Shanks ,

Middlesx Jury.

Thomas Clift ,

William Hargrave

Abrahan Harrison ,

William Adams ,

John Pashley ,

Thomas Ingr

Joseph Parsons ,

Robert Chad ,

Thomas Bates

Dariel Audrass ,

Richard Jackson ,

Edward Percival ,

The Proccedings were as followerth:

Elizabeth Low.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-1
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath > respited for pregnancy

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Elizabeth Low , of St. Magnus by London Bridge , was indicted for assaulting Joshua Stroud on the High Way, and taking from him, a Silver Snuff-Box, and Six Guineas , on the 17th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed that as he was going down Fish street-hill in order to take Water at Billinsgate to-go to Deptford, one came up to him and told him, there was a Gentleman at the Tavern would speak with him, and he having a Friend thereabouts thought it might be him, that he followed her through a Brandy Shop into a Room where the Prisoner and several others, Men and Women, were drinking; that he asked her what she brought him there for, and the Prisoner said he was a Green Horn, and should pay for a Noggin of Gin ; which he refused to do; and went out; that they followed him and set upon him, one held his Hands behind him, the Prisoner stopt his Mouth with her Hand (and he bit her Fingers) whilst the others risted him; that then they fleet, and he purso'd 'em; that he kept fight of the prisoner all the while, and followed her into the House and Cellar where she was taken. Five others deposed they saw her run into the House, and that they took-her in the Cellar. The Prosecutor was positive she was the same Person whose Fingers he bit. The Prisoner owned that her Fingers were bit; and in her Defence said, that she was drinking at the Brandy Shop an Hour before, and the Prosecutor came in with a strange Woman, took her about the Neck and forc'd her to drink a Dram; but this trifling Excuse did not avail her; the Jury found her Guilty . Death .

William Marvell.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-2
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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William Marvell , of St. Stephen in Coleman-street , was indicted for privately stealing 10 Silk Handkerchiefs, value 12 s. out of the Shop of Nathaneal Sirmas , on the 7th of August last. It appeared that the Prisoner went to the Prosecutors Shop and cheapen'd some Handkerchiefs, that he carry'd one to the Door to shew to a Woman who was there, and asked her if she liked it; and as soon as he was gone they mist the Handkerchiefs off the Compter, whereupon the prosecutor's Daughter went after him, but he was got out of Sight, and the Woman of the Alehouse who stood at her Door asked her what she sought after; and she describing his person, and with a Lock under his Arm and an Apron on, her Neighbour told her that she saw him go by just now, that she knew him, and that he was Marvell the Hangman ; whereupon they made enquiry after him, and about 5 or 6 Weeks after he was taken by one of the Beadles in the Fields, and brought to the Anchor Alehouse; and the prosecutor's Wife and Daughter were positive he was the same person; and that the Handkerchiefs were upon the Compter when he was there, and mist as soon as he was gone, and that no Body else came into the Shop in the mean while; this was confirm'd by another Woman who was in the Shop all the time: that when he was Apprehended he offer'd to make Satisfaction if the prosecutor would take it by 1 s. a Week, he being poor, and said that he was drunk when he did it. The prisoner owned his being in the Shop to buy a Handkerchief, but denied that he took any away, and said that he was prosecuted out of Malice, several having bore him an III Will for performing his Office in cutting off the Earl of Derweutwaser's Head. He called several who gave him the Character of an Honest and Industrious Man, and some of them added, that they had heard him declare he resolved to continue so as long as he lived, and that be would rather beg than steal; for that it he should be taken in stealing but one penny, his very Character would hang him; that he did sometimes beg and they had relieved him. The Jury considering the whole matter brought him in Guilty to the

value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation . Whereupon he beg'd of the Court not to send him beyond Sea; but to admit him to any Corporal Punishment they should think fit, which he would willingly submit to, tho' it were to be Whipt a Mile.

Joshua Furroughs.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-3
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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Joshua Furroughs of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Silk Gowns and Petticoats, a Callicoe Gown and Petticoat; a pair of Laced Shoes, in all to the value of 3 l. 10 s. out of the House of John Pamp , on the 16th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner and his Wife lodg'd in his House; and that he having two Daughters, one about 13 the other 10 Years of Age, the Prisoner's Wife used to be very officious, and to dress and undress them on a Sabbath-Day; that his Daughters would have brought their Clothes down Stairs, but she said they need not, she would take care of them and lay 'em up in her Drawer. That taxing the Prisoner he owned he had pawn'd them, and gave him three Bills of Parcels where they were, most of which he found accordingly. Two Pawnbroker's deposed they had the Goods of the Prisoner, and the Prosecutor swore they were the same he lost. The Prisoner owned the taking and pawning the Goods; but said he did not do it with a felonious Intent ; that being necessitous he did it to raise Money and designed to redeem and restore them again. This Excuse not being sufficient, the Jury found him Guilty Death

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14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-4
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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of Alhalows Barkin was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Guinea value 21 s. the Goods of a Person unknown on the 4th of September last. Richard Cannard deposed that the Prisoner was a Labourer employed in the Mint , and that carrying a Tray of Guineas after him to lock up. In turning his Hard observ'd the Prisoner to whip something into his Mouth, and weighing the Tray again mist a Guinea, and searching the Prisoner found it in one of the Knees of his Breeches within the Linings; that it was a new one just come from the Press. Another deposed he saw the Guinea cut out of the Knee of the Prisoner's Breeches. His Confession before the Justice was also read in Court; not withstanding all which he denyed it on his Tryal, and said that his Wife gave it him, and he put it into his Fob, whence it slipe down through a Hole into his Breeches; but the Jury not believing him against such strong Evidence brought him in Guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

Mary Butterfield, Amy Pierce.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-5
VerdictNot Guilty

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Mary Butterfield and Amy Pierce , were indicted for a Misdemeanour in persuading Sarah Lonsdale alias Saunders , and Elizabeth Tyger to give false Evidence against Jams Boyce in a Tryal at Guild-Hall for scandalous Words against the King . But it appearing to be a malicious Prosecution, and all the Parties alike, the Jury Acquitted them.

William Simmons.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-6
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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William Simmons of St. Faiths , was indicted for stealing a Silk Handkerchief from Richard Boucy on the 14th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he being in St. Paul's Church , a Gentleman came up to him and ask'd him if he had lost any thing, whereupon he felt in his Pocket and mist his Handker-chief; then the Gentleman told him the Prisoner had it; and he went to him, put his Hand in the Prisoner's pocket to search him, and found it there. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Dorothy Cadlock.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-7
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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Dorothy Cadlock of St. Giles's Cripplegate was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Ells of German Holland, 2 Yards of Muslin, 5 Ells of Holland, 4 Yard; and half of printed Callicoe, &c. out of the House of Henry Baylis , on the 3 d of this Instant October . It appeared that the Prosecutor hired the Prisoner to do business about his House, but that she went home at Nights, that she was with him about 10 Days, when having a Maid to come, he had no Furdier occasion for her; that after she has gone , a pawnbroker came to him and told him he believed he had some of his Goods, which proved to be so; and said also that he had them of the prisoner; whereupon he got a Warrant, and found several of his Goods at her Linings , some in the Cellar, some between her Bed and Bed-cloths, and some in other places, where she had disposed of them; all which plainly appearing by the Constable on other Evidences, the Jury brought her in Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Wright .
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-8
VerdictNot Guilty

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Wright of the parish of Christs Church, was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, value 15l. out of the House of John Metcalf , on the 29th of September last. The prosecutor deposed that he lost his Silver Tankard and advertised it in the News, with a Reward for any who should bring it, and it was brought home, but he could not tell by whom, not being at home when it was brought Thomas Neal deposed that he was in Newgate-Market that Day, and saw the prisoner go by with a Tankard under her Apron, and when she came into Warwicklaus she put it into Apron, that he knew her very well, and said she cry'd broken Glass and old Clothes about the Streets. One that was with Mr. Neal saw her go by at the same time, but did not see the Tankard. Mrs Neal deposed that she was in White-Horse Alley in Chick-Lane, the Day the Tankard was lost, and saw the prisoner there all in Rags; that the next Day she had new Clothes, and Money in her pocket. The prisoner denyed the Fact; and as to her Clothes said she had received 4 l. from her Friends for that purpose and to help her. It did not appear that she Hole the Tankard, or that if she had a Tankard on her Apron it was Mr. Mescas's the, Jury Acquitted her.

Thomas Cane, Joshua Drake.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-9
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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Thomas Cane and Joshua Drake , of St.Botolph Aldgate were indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Stove Great value 10s. the Goods of Elizabeth Male , on the 12th of this Instant October ; to which Indictment Joshua Drake pleaded Guilty , and the Evidence, against Thomas Cane upon his Tryal being very full, the Jury found him Guilty also. Transportation .

Richard Bird.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-10
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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Richard Bird was indicted for a Felony in taking to Wife Elizabeth Rope on the 3 d of October 1717 . his former Wife Ann Dursly being then alive . Mr. William Tippin deposed that he married Richard Bird, the prisoner at the Bar; to Ann Dursley in the Rules of the King's Bench the 25th of February 1713. By the Name of Richard Bird of St. Giles in the Fields , Gent he being then a Soldier in the Guards ; and that they invited him to come to see them, which a little while after he did; that the prisoner was not within, and his Wife complained that he was a bad Husband. By other Evidences it appear'd that they liv'd together as Man and Wife and that she has had a Child or two by him, that he has been arrested for her Debts, has paid part, and gave a Note for the rest. Elizabeth Rape deposed that she was married to the Prisoner at the Bar the third of this Instant was two Years, and has liv'd with him over since, except when he was in Prison for his first Wife. The Prisoner denyed the first Marriage, and complained his second Wife had persuaded him to left his House, that he had 4 l. Good Will for it, and took a Room to put his Goods in; but he going into the Mint for Debt, she mov'd off all he had: That Moreland (one of the Evidences) had stirr'd up this Prosecution because he had a mind to marry his Wife. To which Elizabeth Rope reply'd, that he never had any Goods or Clothes but the Red Coat on his Back, when she was married to him: and Moreland deposed that he had no such Thought or Intention, for he has a Wife of his own no living. The Jury found him Guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

Richard Shaw.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-11
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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Richard Shaw was indicted for Defrauding Roger Brierly , of several Yards of Suss, to the value of 30 l. but no Evidence appearing against him, he was Acquitted .

Thomas Fancock.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-12
VerdictNot Guilty > fault

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Thomas Fancock , of St. Martins in the Fields was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 Lead Weights for sash Windows, value 40 s. out of the House of Joshua Osborne , on the 30th of July last; but there being a Mistake in the Indictment he was Acquitted .

Elizabeth Cooper.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-13
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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Elizabeth Cooper , of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Gold Rings, a Gold Locket, 3 pieces of Silver, a Seal, a piece of a Silver Spoon and a Sweet Bottle, out of the House of Sibbilla Tost , on the 13th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was her Servant , and took the Key of her Trunk out of her Chest of Drawers, and open'd it, and took a Purse (in which were the Goods mentioned in the Indictment) out of her Trunk, and went away, and a Week after was apprehended in the Mint. Elizabeth Vaughan deposed, that she took the Prisoner in the Mint, charged a Constable with her, and sent for her Mistress; some of the Goods were found upon her, and she contest where she had sold the rest, which were found accordingly. Another Evidence confirm'd the same. Her Mistress had all her Goods again except a piece of Silver and the piece of Silver Spoon. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that her Mistress and she had some Words, and therefore swore this upon her; but called none to prove it, nor to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Bunter.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-14
VerdictNot Guilty

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Elizabeth Bunter , of St. Dunstan at Stepny , was Indicted for the Murder of her Female Infant Bastard Child . and throwing it into the House of Office. She was indicted a second time on the Coroners Inquest for the same. The Landlady of the House deposed that the Prisoner's Sister brought her to her House and ask'd for a Bed for her, but she had none to spare; however she made a shift to let her lye there that Night: the next Morning the Prisoner enquired for the Vault, which she shewed her, and went out to fetch something she wanted; that when she came back again the Prisoner was not come from the Vault, which made her wonder why she staid so long there, and as she was going to see after her, she met her on the Stairs, when the Prisoner complained that she was sadly Griped and that her Body was coming down, and a little after that it was come down; that she advised her to take half a quartern of Geneva, and went to call her Sister; that when she came back she went up Stairs to her, and perceiving something on the Ground and in the Chamber Pot, she had a suspicion of her, and went down to look in the House of Office, where she saw the Child; that when she came up again she charged the prisoner with it, who owned that it was hers, and that she put it there. Sarah Holiday confirm'd her Landlady and the prisoner's going down to the Vault together, her having half a quarter n of Geneva, and her complaining that her Body was come down again into her Hand: she deposed also that she saw the prisoner go down Stairs with the Chamber-Pot in her Hand, cover'd with her Gown; that it was a pretty lusty Child, and she owned it to be hers. Mrs. Wade, was present at the taking the Child out of the Vault, that they took up the Boards and took it out with a pair of Tongs; that she belived it came before it's time, and saw no Hurt upon it but what might be done by the Tongs. The Midwife was of Opinion that the Child was not at its full time. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she came 5 Weeks before her Time, and that the Child was still born, that she had provided Linnen for it; that she was ill of a Fever at that time, and had rid the Day before 10 Miles in the Coach-Box, which might occasion her coming before her time. It appeared that the Child was born in the Chamber while the two first Evidences were there, who did not hear it cry, nor know of it's Birth till it was found in the Vault, and that it was not full grown. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted her.

Thomas Newman.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-15
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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Thomas Newman of St. Dunstan, at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Fusee value 10 s. 3 Pittols value 7 s. 6 d. the Goods of Richard Hales , and 90 Pound Weight of Tobacco and a Holland Shirt , the Goods of William Ward , on the 14th of September last. It appear'd that the Prisoner belong'd to the Prosecutor's Ship, and he and a Boy was left on Board, that he sent the Boy on Show and made the Goods and went ashore himself; that the Fusee and Pistols were found upon him, and he confest the Fact when taken; tho' on his Tryal he denied it, saying that being in Liquor he went to a House where the Goods were, and was taken and charged with stealing them; but knew nothing of the Matter, but the Fact being very plain, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony . Transportation .

Elizabeth Blanchflower.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-16
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Elizabeth Blanchflower , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a suit of Bed-Curtains, value 5 s. a Blanker value 1 s. a Sheet value 1 s. and a Looking-Glass value 1 s. the Goods of Rebeccah Hamilton , on the 29th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed that she let the Prisoner and her Husband two Rooms furnish'd, and she took the Goods and went away to another Lodging the same Night, and told her Husband that she would lye at the Prosecutor's no more; that her Husband came and askt her if she had lost any thing, whereupon she went into the Room they had taken and mist her Goods; that she went along with him to an Ale-house where the Prisoner was secured, who confest where she had pawned them, and they were found accordingly. The Pawnbroker deposed, that the Prisoner and another Woman pawned the Goods to his Wife. The Prisoner had nothing to say in her Defence, but that she took 'em to raise Money for the present, with an intent to return them again. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation

Susannah Alford.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-17
VerdictNot Guilty

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Susannah Alford , of St. Mary White Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Dimity Petticoat value 5 s, a Holland Smock value 5 s. a Holland Apron value 2 s. a Lace Pinner value 2 s. two Stuff Petticoats value 10 s. the Goods of Anthony Slade on the 31st of July last. Mary Slade deposed, that the Prisoner had liv'd with her as a Servant about 7 Weeks, and that she mist her Goods strangely; but had a good Opinion of the Prisoner because she had some Friends of good Reputation in the Neighbourhood; that her Husband and she going to see some Friends at Deptford, were importun'd to stay there all Night, but her Husband having a dread upon him would needs go Home tho' late, for fear of being robb'd, and that she followed him the next Day; that when she came Home her Husband told her the Maid was gone, and had left the Door open at 3 a Clock in the Morning; that she went away with the Soldiers who were going for the Isle of Wight, and about 9 Weeks after they took her at a Service about 14 Doors from her; that she told the Justice they kept a Bawdy-House , and brought this prosecution against her because she would not prostitute her Body. Another Evidence deposed, that as she was going to prison she told him the several places where she had sold the Goods; but none went to enquire to see if they could find them in any of those places or no. Mrs. Gibbs, who lived within 14 Doors of the prosecutor. deposed the prisoner liv'd with her 3 Weeks and 3 Days, and was apprehended in her Service; that she told her she had ruined her self by Marrying a Soldier; but behaved her self very well. The prisoner in her Defence said, that the prosecutor kept a Disorderly House, and therefore she would not stay; that she went away about 11 a Clock in the Forenoon, and gave her Master and his Daughter notice of it, and that he refus'd to pay her Wages, unless she would stay till her Mistress came home. Her Master did not appear in Court to contradict her. The Jury Acquitted her.

John Moor.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-18
VerdictsGuilty
SentencesDeath

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