Old Bailey Proceedings.
4th July 1722
Reference Number: 17220704

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4th July 1722
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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 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th of July, 1722. in the English Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir WILLIAM STEWART , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Baron Montague ; the Honourable Mr. Justice Dormer, and Mr. Baron Page ; Sir William Thomson , Kt. Recorder; with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and Country of Middlesex.

London Jury

John Ford ,

Joseph Hammond ,

Robert Ramshaw ,

Stephen Prew ,

Samnel Campion ,

Hugh Handy ,

James Dent ,

Clande Viet ,

William Jones ,

John Stanly ,

Richard Ward ,

Thomas Crouder ,

Middlesex Jury

Josiah Tidmarsh ,

Thomas Hall ,

John Johnson

Daniel Lee

James Gwinny ,

Edward Tomkins

Guy Stone ,

John Wilson ,

Samnel Worrel ,

Samnel Phipps ,

Arthur Beach ,

John Pain ,

Jane Holms.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-1
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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Jane Holms of St. Michael Crooked Lane , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of Samuel Wilson , 1 Gross of Pearl Buttons, value 10 s. on the 20 of June last. Joseph Lock depos'd, that the prisoner came into his Master's Shop with a Basket, which she set upon the Compter, where 3 or 4 Gross of Buttons were pil'd up; she bought a Penknife, which she paid for, and went away. That he followed the prisoner, and found a Gross of Buttons in her Basket. The prisoner in her Defence said, there were People in the Shop, by whom her Basket was thrown down, and she believed the Goods were thrown into it unknown to her. Guilty to the value of 4s. and 10d .

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Thomas Wakelin.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-2
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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Thomas Wakelin alias John Hawkins (a Boy ) of St. Edmond the King , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Isaac Branch , Thirty three Moidores, value 27s. each; a Pistole, val. 16s. a half Pistole, val. 8s. and 40s. the Money of Richard Tims ; and eight Broad Pieces, value 23s. each, and 14 Guineas and 2 half Guineas , the Property of Isaac Branch on the 5th of June last. Isaac Branch depos'd that he keeps the Sword Blade Coffee-House in Birchin Lane , and on Sunday, June 3. in the Afternoon, going to Church, he left the prisoner (who was his Apprentice) at home; when he returned, the Boy was gone, and about 76 l. which was in two Bags. taken out of a Drawer in the Coffee Room. Upon Enquiry, he found the prisoner had left about 60 l. with Mr. Jennings at the Black Swan in Holbourn from whence the prisoner took Coach for York; he pursued, and took him, at Welling in Herfordshire. His Confession before Sir Frances Forbes was read, in which he own'd, that between 3 and 4 in the Afternoon, he opened the Drawer with a Cale Knife, took out the Money, went with it to Jennings's who made him drunk, and the persuaded him to buy 3 Rings, 2 Wigs, Stockings, Caps, and other Things, of his Customers. That he left 61 l. 1 s. with Jennings who gave him a Bill upon Mr. Spike, at York. for the same Sum: That he paid a Guinea for the Coach, and gave Jennings another Guineas which he requir'd for his trouble; and further, that he was excited to this Robbery by a Woman that clean'd Shoes behind the Royal Exchange. In his Defence he said much to the same Effect. Guilty .

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Maybell Weyman.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-3
VerdictNot Guilty

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Maybell Weyman Spinster , of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of David Bowers , a Silver Cup, val 3 l. l.s. on the 21 st of June last. David Bowers depos'd, that the prisoner, (who kept Company with a Man who was not her Husband) inveigled his Daughter to rob him, and run away with her. Isabel Bowers confirm'd the same, and that the prisoner sold the Cup to Mott Lane , a Gold-Smith in the Minories (who had bought several Things of her before) and gave Isabel Bowers half the Money. The prisoner in her Defence said, that Isabel complaining of the Severity of her Mother in Law, ask'd her to go with her into the Country, saying, she'd take her Cloths, and a silver Cup which her Father gave her, which she did; and desir'd the prisoner, by the way, to sell the Cup for her. Mary Lee and Bridget Dixon depos'd, that Mrs. Bowers told them, that her Daughter-in-Law had rob'd her, and run away. The Jury acquitted her.

Elizabeth Harper.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-4
VerdictsNot Guilty; Not Guilty

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Elizabeth Harper of St. Ann Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the Dwelling House of Abraham Boswell, 2 Sattin Gowns and Petticoats, value 5 l. and other Things , the Goods of Isabel Banbroft , on the 26th of June last. Isabel Banbroft depos'd, that she lock'd her Door, went out, and at her return found it open, and the Goods gone. Jane Burlow depos'd that between 3 and 4 on Tuesday in the Af ternoon, she saw the prisoner come out of the House with a great Bundle in her Apron. A Child's Petticoat was found on the prisoner, which Elizabesh swore to be hers; and that it lay in the Room that was broke open. The prisoner in her Defence said, that she was with her Husband in the Marshalsea when the Fact was committed, and that the Petticoat was her own. The Petticoat was not in the Indictment, and nothing else being found upon her, the Jury acquitted her.

She was afterwards indicted for feloniously stealing a Child's Flannel Petticoat, value 8 d. the Goods of John Kelly , and 5 s. in Money , the Money of Isabel Banbroft , on the 26th of June last. But the Evidence being the same as the former, she was acquitted .

John Greenland.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-5
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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John Greenland , of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Partington , in the Night time, and taking feloniously a Sheet, value 18 d. and other Things . Thomas Partington depos'd, that between 11 and 12 at Night, his Wife came to call him from a Neighbour's House; that he went immediately with her, found the Door open, and the prisoner by the Bed side. He seiz'd the prisoner, who pretended to be drunk, and let fall the Goods. Mrs. Partington depos'd, she was sure she latch'd the Door when she went out, and staid but 3 or 4 Minutes before she return'd with her Husband. Guilty of Felony to the value of 10 d .

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Joseph Booth.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-6
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Joseph Booth , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for privately stealing from Benjamin Forward , a Silk Handkerchief, value 3 s. 6 d. on the 19th of June last. Benjamin Farward depos'd that as he stood at the Ring in Moorfields be felt something in his Pocket, and turnning his Head, saw the prisoner go from him: He miss'd his Handkerchief, follow'd the prisoner, who gave it him without asking, and said he'd do so no more. The prisoner in his Defence, said, he found it lying by the Prosecutor. Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Joseph Smith.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-7
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Joseph Smith , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of James Lenox , a Coat, value 15 s. and other Things , on the 25th on May last. It appear'd that the prisoner came into the Prosecutor's House to drink, and taking an opportunity, went off with the Goods: and sold the Coat to Elizabeth Fenton , in Bow street, Westminster, for 8 s. Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Susannah Wheeler.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-8
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Susannah Wheeler , of St. Peter's was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Spoons, val. 24 s , the Goods of John Tyson , Esq ; on the 7th of June last. It appear'd that the prisoner was a Charwoman in the House, and offering the Goods to Sale, she was stop'd. Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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William Ward.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-9
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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William Ward , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Plane, value 2 s. the Goods of James Crow , on the 21 st of June last. James Crow depos'd that going to his Work, he met the prisoner with the Plane under his Coat, who pulled out his Knife, and offered to stab him. Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Jacob Alborough.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-10
VerdictNot Guilty

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Jacob Alborough , alias Alberoni , (a Jew ) was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sheet, value 5 s. the Goods of John Hapsly . It appeared that the prisoner had been a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House, went away without giving notice, and the Sheet was soon after mist; but the Evidence not fixing it on him, the Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Simpson.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-11
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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Elizabeth Simpson , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Stays, value 6 s. the Goods of John Jones ; but no Evidence appearing, she was acquitted .

Peter Mills.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-12
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Peter Mills , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon, value 16 s. the Goods of the Right Honourable; the Earl of Essex . It appear'd that the prisoner belong'd to a Sand Cart, and carrying Sand into the Kitchen, he took an opportunity of hiding the Spoon, and left his Sand-bag behind him, that he might have an excuse to come again; but being suspected, and threatned to be carried before a Justice, he confest where he had hid it. Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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Bridget Mortimer.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-13
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Bridget Mortimer , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Earthen Mug tipt with Silver, val. 5 s. the Goods of Benjamin Chandler , on the 7th of June last. It appear'd that the prisoner came to drink at the Prosecutor's House, and went away with the Mug, which was taken upon her. Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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John Parry.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-14
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceTransportation

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John Parry , alias Norman of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Richard Story , a Silver Mug value 55 s. on the 15th of June last. It appear'd that the prisoner was Journeyman (Carpenter) to the Prosecutor, and went away abruptly,

without taking either his Tools or his Wages. The Mug was afterwards found at Edward Chase's in St. Katherines. to whom the prisoner had sold it. The prisoner in his Defence said, that he found the Mug at the Door; and pray'd that his Master might pay him for 3 Days and a half's Work. Guilty to the value of 39 s .

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Thomas Wiltshire.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-15
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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Thomas Wiltshire , was indicted for feloniously stealing several Sheets, Shirts, Smocks, and other Linnen , the Goods of several Persons, on the 21st of May last. Mary Edwin depos'd, that having hung the Cloths to dry in the Yard, she was called up about Midnight, and told she was rob'd. William Bullock depos'd, that seeing the prisoner, (whom he had some knowledge of) go along with a Bundle of Cloths, he followed, and stopt him. In his Confession before the Justice, (which was read in Court) he own'd that he went over the Wall, and took the Cloths off the Line. But in his Defence at the Bar, he said, he saw'em lying at a Door, and took'em up with an intent to advertize'em next Day; but being stopt, he was disappointed. Guilty .

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Elizabeth Freeman.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-16
VerdictsNot Guilty; Guilty > theft under 1s
SentencesTransportation

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Elizabeth Freeman , of Stepney , was indicted for assaulting Joseph Howard (a Child ) on the Highway, and taking from him a Velvet Cap, value 5 s. on the 21st of June last She was a 2d time indicted for feloniously stealing a Smock, value 4 s. the Goods of Lydia Taylor , on the 21st of June last. Thomas Howard depos'd, that the Child being sent on an Errand, came home without his Cap; but afterwards hearing that a Woman was taken for stealing a Smock, he went before the Justice, where the Cap was found upon her. To the 2d Indictment, John Lloyd and his Wife depos'd that they saw the prisoner take the Smock off of the Line, and put it under her Petticoats; but upon their coming to her, she dropt it. She was acquitted of the 1st Indictment , and found guilty of the Second, to the value of 10 d .

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Paul Layton.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-17
VerdictNot Guilty

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Paul Layton , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 9 l weight of Brass, value 9 s. the Goods of Peter Congreve , on the 1st of February last. The Evidence being insufficient, the Jury acquitted him.

John Glover.
4th July 1722
Reference Numbert17220704-18
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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John Glover , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for privately stealing a Pocket Handkerchief, value 3 s. from the Person of Jeremiah Hemyns on the 21st of June last. It appear'd, that William Bull looking out of a Window, saw the prisoner take the Wall of the Prosecutor, (by the Charter-House) and snatch a Handkerchief out of his Pocket; after which, one of his Comrades came up and they went away together. Bull ran down Stairs and inform'd the Prosecutor. who pursued, and took the prisoner, but could not find the Handkerchief. Guilty to the value of 10 d .

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