Old Bailey Proceedings.
30th August 1721
Reference Number: 17210830

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30th August 1721
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THE PROGEEDINGS 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 and Friday, being the 30th, and 31st of August, and the 1st, of this Instant September, 1721. In the Eighth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir JOHN FRYER , Bart. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Justice Fortesceu, Sir William Thompson , Kt. 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.

Edward Jarman ,

Richard Harrison ,

Daniel Jones ,

William Collins ,

Thomas Bugby ,

James Speckman ,

Peter Drybutter ,

Abraham Lassoon ,

Jonathan Hickes ,

Anthony Selfe ,

John Bury ,

James Marriner ,

Middlesex Jury.

Robert Kent ,

William Halloway ,

Francis Taylor ,

William Attlee ,

John Hinton ,

Arthur Simpson ,

John Charlewood ,

Matthew Hutchins ,

Christopher Grey ,

Samuel Fish ,

John Cordwell ,

Robert Beck .

Rebekah Moore.
30th August 1721
Reference Numbert17210830-1
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Rebekah Moore of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Porridge Pot, value 7 s. Fustian Frock and Wastcoat, value 10. an Apron 21. and a Muslin Handkerchief value 1 s. the Goods of Henry Walden , on the 23d of August last. Alice Walden deposed, that the Prisoner came to their House between 7 and 9 in the Evening, went up into the Garret and took the Goods; that she went to the Prisoner the next Day. When she confessed the Fact, and had her to the Place where she had sold the Pot. Her Confession before the Justice was read in Court, and she did not deny it on her Tryal. The Jury considering the Matter, found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .

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Thomas Simpson.
30th August 1721
Reference Numbert17210830-2
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Thomas Simpson , of St. Peter in Cornhill , was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Pound weight of Beef. Value 18 d. the Goods of George Brooks , on the 24th of July last. It appeared that the Prisoner took the Beef, and being seen by the Watchman who lookt after it, going to take another piece, he apprehended him with it upon him. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Robert Lockey.
30th August 1721
Reference Numbert17210830-3
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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Robert Lockey , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing 3 dozen of Sword Blades, value 50 s. in the Shop of John Baily , on the 1st of August last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Journeyman , and took the Goods, and gave them to one Vaughan (another of his Journeymen) to sell, who confest the Matter. That when before the Justice he said that Vaughan enticed him to do it, and Vaughan said that the Prisoner enticed him. His Confession was read in Court, and he also owned it on his Tryal. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d .

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Mary Bostock.
30th August 1721
Reference Numbert17210830-4
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath > respited

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Mary Bostock , alias Head , of the Parish of St. Bartholomew the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing 19 Yards of Flower'd Damask, 9 Yards of Camblet, and 12 Yards of Callicoe, in all to the value of 7l. in the Dwelling House of Philip Bodham on the 22d of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was this Servant and workt by the Day for him 5 Years: That his Wife losing her Silver Snuff-Box, and searching the Prisoner's Lodging for it, found the Goods mentioned in the Indictment. The Prisoner said in excuse that it was her first Fact. The Jury found her Guilty . Death. But it being committed before the 24th of July last, (the time limited in his Majesty's most Gracious Pardon) the Court respited her Sentence till next Sessions

Ann Sweetman, Mary Clopper, Rebekah Hinton.
30th August 1721
Reference Numbert17210830-5
VerdictsNot Guilty; Guilty > lesser offence
SentencesTransportation

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Ann Sweetman Mary Clopper , and Rebekah Hinton , of St. Stephen in Coloman-street , were indicted, the two first for breaking the Dwelling-House of John Izard in the Day time, and taking thence a Sattin Grown value 30 s. a Poplin Petticoat value 10 s. a Furbelow Scarf, a Camblet Riding-Hood, &c. on The 12th of July last. And Rebekah Hinton as Accessory before the Fact, in persuading and abetting them to do it . Mary Izard deposed, that whilst she was out at work the Door was broke and the Goods taken away. That Sweetman and Clopper confest when apprehended that they took the Goods and carried them to Hinton, ( the Goods were Pawn'd at Barbara Ray 's in Crowders-Well-Alley in Hinton's Name. Their Confession before the Justice was read in Court. There being no Proof against Hinton as Accessory before the Fact, the Jury Acquitted her of this Indictment. And The Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Burglary, found Sweetman and Clopper Guilty of Feloney only .

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John Bland.
30th August 1721
Reference Numbert17210830-6
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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John Bland , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Game-Cock, value 10 s. the Goods of Samuel Pickering , on the 17th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that his Cock was taken out of his Shed in the Night-time, and that the Prisoner had Matcht it to fight with another for Half a Crown

which Match he having notice of, he went and found his Cock and took it away. The Prisoner said that one Edward Warburton sent him into Leather-Lane to Fetch the Cock to carry to the Place to fight. But could not prove it, nor called he any to his Reputation. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Hannah Chapman.