Old Bailey Proceedings.
1st March 1721
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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 Bayly,

ON

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th of this Instant March, 1720. In the Seventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir JOHN FRYER , Bart. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Justice Powys, Mr. Justice Dormer, Sir William Thompson , Kt. Recorder, John Raby , Esq; Deputy Recorder; and several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors Names were as followeth:

London Jury.

Richard Coope ,

Richard Chambers ,

Robert Cornforth ,

Samuel Conder ,

John Tredway ,

Thomas Steed ,

William Hodges ,

Thomas Lane ,

John Skin ,

Henry Ovin ,

John Fitzhugh ,

John Croucher ,

Middlesex Jury.

Samuel Chase ,

William Diston ,

Samuel Harvey ,

John Bush ,

John Cash ,

Henry Hall ,

Robert Chad ,

Thomas Southwood ,

John Phillips ,

John Martin ,

Samuel Chandler ,

Matthew Tomlinson .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

William Claxton, Frances Claxton.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-1
VerdictsNot Guilty; Guilty
SentencesTransportation

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William Claxton and Frances Claxton , of Christ-church , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 1 Ounce of Mace, 1 Ounce of Nutmegs, half a Pound of Bohea Tea, half a Pound of Chocolate and half a Pound of Citron , the Goods of John' Pledger , on the 19th of January last: and Frances Claxton for receiving the same knowing them to be stole . It appeared that the Prisoner William was the Prosecutor's Apprentice , and took the Mace out of his Master's Drawer while he was at Dinner, and gave it to his Brother, who sold some for a Penny to a Woman who told the Prosecutor of it. The Prisoner William owned the Fact, before the Justice, though he denied it on his Tryal, and his Confession was Read in Court. There being no Evidence to charge his Mother (Frances) the Jury acquitted her; but the Fact being plain against him the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

Ann Westwood, Philip Brice.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-2
VerdictsGuilty
SentencesTransportation

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Ann Westwood alias Brice and Philip Brice , of St. Mary Abchurch , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 6 dozen of Steal Cork-Skrews, 14 Ivory-Handle Knives and Forks, 14 Maple-Handle Knives, and Forks, 1 pair of Scissors and 5 Horn Snuff-Boxes, in all to the value of 38 s. the Goods of James Goodchild on the 27th of January last; and Philip Brice for receiving the Knives, Forks and Scissors of her, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner Ann was his Servant , and that Philip came after her as a Sweetheart; that his Wife overhearing her bid him `come again a Sunday and she would give him something else; told him the Prosecutor of it; whereupon he search'd her Box, and found his Cork Skrews and Boxes in it; that she said she bought them at first; but afterwards confest they were his, saying she had not wrong'd him of one pennyworth more. That she also for some time refused to tell where Philip liv'd, but did at last. That they went to search his Master's House (he being an Apprentice) and found the Knives, Forks and Scissors in a Handkerchief in his Press where he put his Clothes. Richard Evans deposed that he was present when the Knives and Forks were found in his Press; that he then said she was his Wife and gave them to him at her Master's Door; that he was sorry for it; and that he was bewitch'd. The Goods were produc'd in Court, had the Prosecutor's Mark on them, and were swore to by him; and the Confessions of them both were read in Court. Notwith standing all which, the Prisoner Ann on her Tryal said that she knew nothing of the matter, nor how the Goods came to be in her Box. But the Prisoner Brice said in his Defence, that he had them from her at her Master's Door, but did not know what they were; and called several to his Reputation. The Jury considering the whole matter, found them both Guilty Transportation .

Ann Festrop.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-3
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath > respited for pregnancy

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Ann Festrop , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing a Guinea and a half Carolus from the Person of Robert Spicer , on the 18th of February last. The Prosecutor deposed that as he was going along Fleet-street about one a Clock the Night aforesaid, the Prisoner took hold of him, and his Cloak slipt off; that while his Hands were employ'd in putting it on again, she pickt his Money out of his Fob, that he felt her Hand under his Waistcoat, and seiz'd her at the instant; but did not search her. The Constable deposed that he heard the Prosecutor call out Watch, and that he and the Watchmen brought the Prisoner to the Watch-house. James Boddington deposed, that he hearing the Prosecutor call, Watch, turn'd back and saw him have hold on the Prisoner, saying, she had pickt his Pocket. Two Watchmen corroberated the

former Evidence, and farther deposed, that the Prisoner was a common Night-walker. The Jury found her Guilty Death .

John White.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-4
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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John White , of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for privately stealing a Cotton Handkerchief value 6 d. from the Person of Thomas Cook ; and 2 Silk Handkerchiefs, and 2 Linnen ones , the Goods of Persons unknown. The Prosecutor deposed, that going to Billinsgate his Pocket was pickt of his Handkerchief: that seeing the Prisoner and another Lad lurking about under the Piazza, suspected them, searcht the Prisoner, and found his Handkerchief and 4 more in a private Pocket behind him. The Prisoner said he bought them of a Boy, but could not prove it, nor called any to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Edward Thompson.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-5
VerdictNot Guilty

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Edward Thompson , of St. Olave in Hart-street was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon value 6 s. the Goods of Henry Russel , on the 2d of February last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Ann Harris.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-6
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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Ann Harris of Alhallows Barkin , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Spoons value 14 s. the Goods of John Walcraven , on the 2d of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner formerly lodg'd at his House about 4 Months, that he lost his Spoons, and one of them was found where she had pawn'd it: that she said they were sent her out of the Country by her Grandmother. Sarah Page deposed that the Prisoner brought that Spoon to her, and had 6 s. on it; that she told her it was her Grandmother's The Spoon was produced and swore to by the Prosecutor: and her Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she wash'd and scower'd for her living, had been intrusted by the Prosecutor, and put the Spoon produced into her Bosom unawares: she called none to her Reputation; and if her Excuse (which contradicted her Confession before the Justice) had been true, she ought to have brought it back again, and not to have pawned it. The Jury considering the matter, found her Guilty . Transportation .

Richard Newman.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-7
VerdictNot Guilty

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Richard Newman , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing 500 pound weight of Iron value 3 l. 10 s. in the Warehouse of John Clarke on the 25th of February, 1718 . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

John Pitts.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-8
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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John Pitts of St. Botolph without Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a black Cloth Coach-Seat value 15 s. the Goods of Thomas Linnet , on the 9th of February last. Edward Smith deposed that he met the Prisoner going out of the Gate with his Master's Coach-Seat under his Arm: that he struck up his Heels and took it from him. The Prosecutor deposed that his Man had been at a Funeral with a Mourning Coach: and owned the Seat. The Prisoner in his Defence, said that he had been to ease himself, and found the Seat on the Ground. But that poor Excuse not availing him. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

Michael Picket.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-9
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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Michael Picket , of St. Mary Woolnoth , was indicted for feloniously, stealing 3 Sheets, 3 Shirts, 2 Shifts, 2 Holland Necks, 2 Suits of Headclothes, and other Goods, in all to the value of 48 s. the Goods of John Lathymm , on the 13th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed that as he was going down Lombard-Street between 8 and 9 a Clock the Night aforesaid with his Basket of Linnen, the Prisoner stood at a Bookseller's Shop-Door, as if he had been Master, and said It's no matter, here's one will go; that he call'd to him and ask'd him to go over to the Stationer's next Door to the Post-Office, and ask for Madam Saunders's Scarlet Ridinghood: that when he came there, a Man stood ready to receive his Message, and told him, if he would bring a Token he would deliver it (that he then carried his Goods with him) that he went back and told the Gentleman (Prisoner) who sent him, who went so far as the Oyl Shop with him, then pull'd out his Watch and gave him for a Token, bidding him set down his Goods in that Shop and he would look after them till he came back; that he did so, and went again to the Stationer's Shop,

but when he came there the Man who sent him for the Token was gone; and enquiring of the Man in the Shop for Madam Saunders's Ridinghood he told him he knew no such Person; whereupon he went back to look for him that sent him and for his Goods; but to his Great Grief and surprise, could find neither; for he had taken care to go off with all his Linnen, which was to the value of 3 l. that the Watch he sent by him for a Token (which he produced in Court) was a Pewter Watch, such as are commonly sold for 6 d. a piece; and that he was to have 3 d. for his going of the Errand. That he knew the Prisoner very well by sight having seen him a great many times at the Black Raven, in Fetter Lane. That he acquainted his Master with his Loss the next Day, telling him that the Person who had served him so used the Raven, whereupon his Master advised him to be very sure before he charged any body, for fear should ruine an innocent Man; that pursuant to him Ac he went to the Raven several times before he saw him there (though they both used the House) that he set with him there, and had a full view of him so m Hour; that being fully, satisfied was the same Person, he enquired after his Character of the Man of the House; who told him, that he eat and drank well, paid very honestly, and liv'd after the rate of 200 l. per Annum. that when he took him up, his Wife begg'd to make it up. Mrs. Taylor who keeps the Oylshop, and Benjamin Knight at the Stationers Shop, (both in Lombard-street,) his Master, and Mr. Brewer who keeps the Black Raven, corroborated his Evidence in what respectively related to them, and the Constable, confirmed his Wife's begging to make up the matter. The Prisoner in his Defence denied that he was the Person, or knew any thing of it and called several to his Reputation, who deposed that they knew no ill of him; that he was a Staymaker and Coatmaker, a very good Workman, and when he had business he minded it; that his Wife was a very industrious Woman, made Headclothes for the Shops, and got 15 or 20 s. a Week; and that sometimes he assisted her. The Jury considering the whole matter, found him Guilty . Transportation .

Martha Ambler.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-10
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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Martha Ambler , of St. James, Dukes Place , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Gown value 20 s. the Goods of John Best , the 2d of February last. It appeared that the Prisoner went to the Prosecutor's House, and enquired for his Wife, and being told where she was, went away as going to her, and in a little time came back and said that she (the Prosecutor's Wife) wanted her Ridinghood to come home in, and had sent her for it; but that being refused, she would have had her Gown sent, which being also denied, she snatch'd it up and ran away with it. That there had been a great Intimacy between them formerly; now as great a Jealousy of their being too familiar with each other's Husband: But the Fact being positively swore against her, the Jury found her Guilty the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Frederick Blake.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-11
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceTransportation

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Frederick Blake of St. Dionis Backchurch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon value 30 s. the Goods of Jonathan Forward , on the 21st February last. It appeared that the Prisoner was in the Prosecutor's Yard, and his Servant took him into the Kitchen to warm him, where he found an Opportunity to take the Spoon, and carried it to Mr. Grant sell, telling him he found it under the Shore at Deptford, but he suspecting him, had him committed Bridewell on suspicion, where he confest he stole from the Prosecutor. He also confest it on his Trial The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

Edward Gwin, John Wood.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-12
VerdictNot Guilty

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Edward Gwin alias Godfrey , and John Wood of St. Botolph without Aldgate , were indicted Assaulting Ann Parthyday on the High Way on the of May last, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Moidore, a Jacobus, 2 Silk Handkerchiefs, and s. in Money. The Prosecutor deposed, that as was going by the Standard Tavern in the Minories between 9 and 10 the Night aforesaid, the Prisoner, came up to her; that Wood kist her and held while Godfrey robb'd her; that Wood said, It's to kill her, it's enough to take her Money; or else God

would have kill'd her. That she knew them both very well, being askt, she said that she did not tell her Husband who they were that robb'd her till he went Holland and came back again. Mary Matthews deposed that being with her in Hounsditch they saw the Prisoners, and the Prosecutor told her that they were the Persons who robb'd her, that she advised her to over to them, which she did, and askt Godfrey what satisfaction she must have for her Moidore, Jacobus, Money and Handkerchiefs; that he said he sold one of the Handkerchiefs for 2 s. the other for 18 d. That Wood said he kist her; but took nothing from her; and that the Prosecutor had told her of it before. The Prisoners denied the Fact; and Godfrey in his Defence said, it was a malicious Prosecution, and that the Prosecutor arrested him for 20 s. to which he put in Bail, whereupon she said she would make a 40 l. Man of him, and swear a Robbery against him; and called the following to prove it. John Bites deposed that the Prosecutor sent for Godfrey to an Alehouse, got him out of the City and Arrested him for 20 s. which she told this Evidence was for paying his Reckonings at several times; and if he would not pay the Debt, she would make a 40 l. Man of him; that the Prosecutor varied in her Evidence before the Justice; that when he was bail'd, she charged a Constable with him for Felony: but this Evidence being askt whether he heard the Prosecutor herself say that she would make 40 l. Man of him, answered, no; but he heard the Officer say it, as sent by her. Rebecca Chamber 's deposed being present when her (the Prosecutor's) Husband askt her for the Handkerchiefs, heard her answer, that she had given them away, and what was that to him, that she (this Evidence) asking her why she would go to take away the Lives of the Prisners she said: she was sorry for what she had done; and Godfrey's Mother would come down, she would throw in a Ig . Mary Hutchins deposed that the Prosecutor's Husband, came up to her Room to enquire if she knew where his Wife was; and that the Prosecutor came up also while he was there; that he askt her where she had been, and she answered, where she liked better than to be with him. That he asked her what was become of the 2 Handkerchiefs and she reply'd, she had given them to whom she liked better than him to Cuckold him. Phebe Peterson and another deposed that the Prosecutor made it her common practice to arrest People for small Sums to get Money of them. The Prosecutor being call'd again and owned that she arrested Godfrey for 20 s. and that it was for several Reckonings she had paid for him, and that he lived next door to her. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted them.

John Smith.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-13
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceTransportation

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John Smith , of St. Thomas the Apostle , was indicted feloniously stealing 2 Cloth Coats value 6 l. 10 s. a Cane value 9 s. and a Muslin Turnover value 5 s. the Goods of John Barber ; and 60 pair of Worsted Stockings value 6 l; the Goods of Thomas Stiles ; and 5 pair of Silk Hose value 55 s. the Goods of a Person unknown; in the Dwelling House of the aforesaid John Barber , on the 20th of January last. Mr. Barber deposed that the Prisoner came to him on liking on 3d of January in order to be his Apprentice; but to go out every Night without his Leave he ( the Prosecutor) would not bind him; that on the 20th he took the Goods, mentioned in the Indictment, and the Cane was found in his Hand when he was apprehended; that he then owned the Fact, and told had where he had pawned the 2 Coats, and promised to help him the Prosecutor to the Hose again; but afterwards said the Man who had them was gone away. deposed; that the 2 Coats (which were produced in Court) were pawned by the Prisoner at their House; that one came along with him, and gave him a good Character; and that he heard him own his stealing the Goods from the Prosecutor: His Confession before the Justice, which was very full and particular, was read in Court. The Prisoner however on his Trial said that he knew nothing at all of the matter; had no Friends to appear for him, having been in London but 10 Weeks. The Jury considering the whole matter, found him Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

Margaret Yeomans, Hester Bennet.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-14
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath > respited for pregnancy

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Margaret Yeomans alias Booth , and Hester Bennet , of St. Brides were indicted, for that they together with Ann Ross , not. yet taken, did privately steal 3. Gold Rings value 30 s. and a Pearl Snuff-Box value 10 s. from the Person of John Vaughan , on the 10th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he had been drinking at Mr. Bulis in Hanging-Sword-Alley, and coming out was met by the Prisoners, and went with them to another House and staid till 12 a Clock, then went home with them to Yeoman's House and drank Cherry Brandy with them; that they had his Goods in their Hands several times; that he was pretty much in Drink, but was sure he had the Goods when he set by the Fire below Stairs; that he went up to bed; and they took'em from him: that the Prisoners when before the Justice said that Ross had them; that they all had them in their Hands several times, and he was sure they must be amongst them. Two of the Warders of the Parish deposed that Yeomans kept a Bawdy house, and that Bennet lived there. Yeomans in her Defence said, that Bennet lodged in her House, and went for the Prosecutor's Wife, that they were drinking together at the next House at 2 a Clock in the Morning, and she went to ask Bennet to come home; when she said the Prosecutor was her Husband; and he said he was just come out of the Country; that she told Bennet if he was her Husband she might take him home with her; that when they came home, Ann Ross would go up and throw the Stocking, being the first time of their coming home. The Jury considering the whole matter found them both Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-15
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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,of Alhallows Staining , was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 s. in Money . It appear'd that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and took the Money out of his Master's Drawer at several times, which he also confest before the Justice, and did not deny on his Tryal. The Jury found him Guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

John White.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-16
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceTransportation

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John White , of St. Katharine Coleman , was indicted for breaking the House of John Faro on the 8th of April last in the Night time, and feloniously taking 2 Coats a Wastcoat 4 pair of Stockings and 2 linnen Bags, the Goods of the said John Faro; and a Trunk, a Stuft Gown and Petticoat, and other wearing Apparel , the Goods of Hester Evans . The Prosecutor deposed that he and his Wife went out and lockt their Door last, that they came back about 9 a Clock, found their Door broke and their Goods gone. Hester Evans deposed that she left her Trunk of Clothes at her Uncle's, and when she went for them, the House was broke and her things gone. William Field deposed that the Prisoner; John Trantum , Dick Trantum and himself committed the Fact; that John Trantum broke the Door, took the Goods, and gave the Trunk to the Prisoner, that they carried the Goods to Mrs. Glanister and sold them all for 40 s. The Jury considering the matter, Accquitted him of the Burglary, and found him Guilty of Felony only. Transportation .

Ann Rex, Amy Parrot.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-17
VerdictNot Guilty

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Ann Rex and Amy Parrot , of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , were indicted for feloniously stealing 28 yards of Venetian Poplin value 20 s. the Goods of James Bavell , on the 16th of January last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted them.

Rebecca Butler.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-18
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath > respited for pregnancy

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Rebecca Butler , alias Neal , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for privately stealing a Wooden Snuff Box value 6 d. 2 Gold Rings value 14 s. and 12 s. 6 d. in Money from the Person of John Whitburn , on the 30th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner pickt him up, run him into the White-House Inn without Cripplegate , and while he was asleep pickt his Money and Snuff-Box out of his Pocket, but her pulling off the last Ring from his Finger waked him, and he secured her; that she gave the Snuff-Box to the Watchman to let her go; that she dropt 6 s. 6 d. 1/2. which the Watchman pickt up, and pawned one of the Rings at the Compter for 5 s. that she told him if he would not prosecute her she would give him his Rings again. The Constable

confirmed her dropping the Money as she was going to the Compter. Henry Smith deposed, that he received the Snuff-Box (which was produced in Court, and swore to by the Prosecutor) from the Prisoner. The Jury found her Guilty . Death .

Robert Robinson, James Smith.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-19
VerdictsNot Guilty; Guilty > theft under 40s
SentencesMiscellaneous > branding

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Robert Robinson of St. Brides , and James Smith , of St. Leonard in Foster-Lane , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 5 Silver Sword-Hilts value 10 l. 4 Silver Handles value 25 s. in the Dwelling-House of John Bailey , on the 24th of January last, and James Smith for receiving the same knowing them to be stole . It appeared that the Prisoner Robinson was the Prosecutor's Apprentice , stole the Goods and sold them to Smith, which he confest before the Justice, and did not deny on his Tryal; but said he was drunk when he took them: It also appeared that when the Prosecutor was told his Man had sold Goods to Smith and went to him, that he readily owned it, and that he very freely went with him to discover the Matter; and gave the full value of them, and took Robinson to be for himself, and that the Goods were broke and some without a Mark. There being no Evidence against James Smith but Robinson's Confession, the Jury acquitted him; and found Robinson Guilty to the value of 38 s. Burnt in the Hand .

Dennis Connel.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-20
VerdictNot Guilty

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Dennis Connel , of St. Brides , was indicted for the Murder of Thomas Wix ; for that William Hargrove , not yet taken, did Assault the said Thomas Wix on the 2d of February last, and gave him 1 Mortal Wound with a drawn Sword in the Left part of the Body near the Short-Ribs, of the length of half an Inch, and the depth of 6 Inches of which he instantly died, and for that he the said Dennis Connel being present did Aid, Comfort, Assist, and Abett the said William Hargrove in committing the same . He was also indicted a second time on the Coroner's Inquest. It appeared by the Evidence that Thomas Wix (the Deceased) and William Hargrove were drinking together very early in a Friendly manner the Morning aforesaid at Mr. Bent's House in Peterborough Court; that they had a quartern of Brandy, and some Drink, and that they went away together about 6 a Clock. That about 4 or 5 minutes after they were gone, they heard a Man was kill'd in Raquet-Court in Fleet-street ; which proved to be Mr. Wix, who had been drinking with Mr. Hargrove as aforesaid; but there not being Evidence to fix the Charge on the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.

James Browning.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-21
VerdictsGuilty
SentencesTransportation

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James Browning , of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Shirts and 2 Brass Handle Swords, in all to the value of 36 s. the Goods of John Cook . Esq ; on the 1st of July last. He was a second time indicted by the same Name, of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , for feloniously stealing 3 Holland Shirts, a Silver Tooth Pick Case, and a pair of Stockings , the Goods of Charles le Bass , Esq ; It appear'd that the Prisoner was Servant to Mr. Le Bass, and afterwards to Mr. Cook's Sister, and robb'd them both of the Goods mentioned in the Indictments, which being fully proved upon him, the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

Robert Dunnington.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-22
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Robert Dunnington , of St. James at Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Saw value 5 s. the Goods of Edward Bradbury , on the 1st of February last. It appeared that the Prosecutor was at Work in, Garden-Alleys , and the Prisoner came and askt for Business, and took the Saw. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Richard Queen.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-23
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Richard Queen , of St. Jame's at Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Chain value 6 d. a Streak of a Coach Wheel value 1 s. and a Wire Male value 5 s . the Goods of Samuel Roberts , on the 17th of February last. It appeared that the Prisoner went to the Prosecutor's Brew-house for Grains and took the Goods; and that his Son seeing the Chain hang out at a Pattin-maker's, he askt him who he had it of, and he told him, the Prisoner. The Prisoner in his Defence said that he was fuddled, and the Goods lying without the Gate he took them. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Gordon.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-24
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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John Gordon , of St. Mary in Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Tool value 14 s. the Goods of Philip Delowe on the 22d of February last. It appeared that the Prisoner went into the Prosecutor's Glass-House to warm himself, and took the Iron; but being follow'd, was taken with it on his shoulder. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

David Forster.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-25
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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David Forster , of Norton Falgate , was indicted for privately stealing 32 Yards of Garlick Holland value 24 s. in the Shop of John Patterson , on the 5th of February last. It appeared that the Prosecutor being in his Compting-house, and his Servant behind a Pile of Goods marking some of them; that the Prisoner supposing no body had been there, came in and took the piece mentioned in the Indictment from off the said Pile, and was followed and taken. The Prisoner called two Masters he had workt with to his Reputation. The Jury considering the whole matter, found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Sarah Lane.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-26
VerdictNot Guilty

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Sarah Lane , of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for privately stealing 5 Guineas and 20 s. in Money from the Person of Christopher Atwell , on the 24th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed that he was at the Lion and Lamb in Gun-Alley with another Creature, whom he sent for the Prisoner; that when she came she halled him out of the Alehouse to her Quarters; that he put his Breeches under his Head, went to Bed with her, and the Nurse lockt them in, that he was drunk but not so drunk but he could feel her take his Breeches; that she took the Money mentioned in the Indictment from 25 l. he had in a Rag. Being askt if he knew her, and how he came acquainted with her, he said he had lain with her before that time, that he met with her the first time at the end of Gravel-Lane, and another time upon Saltpetre-Bank; and that she has a Husband. Being askt how he came to have so much Money about him, he said, that his Wife and he had some Words, and he took the Money out of the House in a Huff; and that he told it. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that while she went for a Pot of Drink for him, he lay with the Nurse. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted her.

John Levy.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-27
VerdictNot Guilty

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John Levy of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for Assaulting Jane Cummins on the High Way, on the 25th of January last, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Pocket value 1 s. a Linnen Bag value 6 d. and 27 s. in Money . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.

Mary Walker, Mary Fletcher.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-28
VerdictNot Guilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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Mary Walker and Mary Fletcher , of St. Mary in White-Chappel , were Indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Kettle value 30 s. the Goods of Mary Humphreys , on the 21st of January last. It appeared to be the Day that the Prosecutor opened her House (the Kings Arms in White-Chappel ) and that the Prisoners came in about Noon and staid till 8 at Night; that Fletcher was met with the Pot going towards White-Chappel-Fields, and when she came back her Apron was all crockt on the Inside. There being no Evidence against Walker, who staid in the House all the while, the Jury Acquitted her, and found Fletcher Guilty . Transportation .

Daniel Jones, John Beau, Katharine Pars.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-29
VerdictsNot Guilty; Guilty > theft under 5s; Guilty
SentencesTransportation

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Daniel Jones , John Beau , and Katharine Pars alias Smith ; of St. Margaret in Westminster , were indicted, Jones and Beau for privately stealing 3 Silver Snuff-Boxes, value 3 l. in the Shop of John Crags ; and Katharine Smith, (together with Roberts Pars alias Smith , her Husband not yet taken) for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . It appeared that Jones and Bean with Elizabeth Askew and John Howard came to the Prosecutor's Shop-Window; that Jones thrust his Hand into the Glass and took the Goods and gave them to Elizabeth Askew to carry to Smith to sell; that Katharine Smith received the Goods of her, and her Husband paid the Money; that the Children were disguised next Day and sent again, and ordered that if they could get nothing there, to go into the Market, and bring home a Fowl or two; that Smith keeps 3 Children of her own, and 4 others on purpose to go a Thieving. Their Confession before the Justice was read in Court, wherein Jones confest he

stole the Boxes, and Beau that he had 5 s. of the Money from Robert Smith , but was got present at the stealing of them. Katherine Smith in her Defence said, that she never had them, and could not help what her Husband did; but Askew deposed positively that she received them of her first of all, put them into her Pocket Apron, then gave them to her Husband, saying she could not dispose of them for fear of being taken up. The Jury considering the whole matter, acquitted Beau, and found Jones Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. and Katharine Pars alias Smith Guilty of the Indictment. Transportation both.

Vincent Davis.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-30
VerdictsGuilty > theft under 1s; Not Guilty
SentencesTransportation

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Vincent Davis , of St. John at Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bell value 1 s. the Goods of William Hall on the 9th of February last. He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing 9 Iron Hoops value 2 s. and a Basket value 4 d. the Goods of Ann Ganen . He was a third time indicted for feloniously stealing a Water Tub value 1 s. the Goods of Rebecca Jones . He was a fourth time indicted for a Misdemeanour in taking the Handle of a Pump fixt to a Freehold . The three first Indictments being proved upon him the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. each: and acquitted him of the last. Transportation .
Humphry Jones, Ann Jones.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-31
VerdictNot Guilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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Humphry Jones and Ann his Wife , of St. Ann in Westminster were indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Window Curtains, 4 Bed Curtains and Vallains, 2 Sheets and a pair of Blankets , the Goods of Samuel on the 1st of February last. It appeared that the Prisoners lodged in the Prosecutor's House and took the Goods, which were found where they had sold them. Ann Jones in her Defence said that she was obliged to carry them by her Husband. The Jury considering the matter Acquitted her, and found Humphrey Jones Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Lee.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-32
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Elizabeth Lee of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Planes 1 Ax, and 3 , the Goods of Charles Church , on the 13th of December last It Appeared that the Prisoner stole them out of an empty House between 4 and 5 in the Morning and was taken by the Watch with the Goods upon her. The Jury found her Guilty to the value 10 d. Transportation .

William Rouse.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-33
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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William Rouse of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted stealing 6 Yards of Silver Fringe value 12 l. and 2 Yards of Silver Lace value 4 s. in the Shop of James Pinnock , on the 12th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he having a rich Chariot for my Lord Craven, the Prisoner was hired to set up to watch it, which he did about 10 Nights, then cut out the Fringe and Lace, and went away. The Prisoner confest the Fact when taken, and also upon his Trail; but it not appearing to be a Shop, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

Richard Lindsey, Ann Lindsey.
1st March 1721
Reference Numbert17210301-34
VerdictNot Guilty; Guilty > lesser offence
SentenceTransportation

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Richard Lindsey and Ann his Wife , of