Old Bailey Proceedings, 16th January 1723.
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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 16th, 17th, and 18th, of this Instant January, in the Ninth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign,

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir GERARD CONYERS, Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Justice Powis, Mr. Justice Dormer , John Raby , Esquire, Deputy-Recorder, and several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and County of Middlesex.

The JURORS were as followeth.

The London Jury.

Daniel Skinner ,

William Acton ,

Roger Broom ,

Robert Milner ,

Joseph Harrison ,

John Cook ,

William Wood ,

Philip Kistel ,

William Fish ,

Drew Drury ,

Peter Betsworth ,

Joseph Hornby .

The Middlesex Jury.

Isaac Fielding ,

John Parsons ,

Joseph Wotton ,

Henry Goddard ,

Francis Gouge ,

Thomas Richmond ,

John Prater ,

John Cash ,

Richard Mills ,

Richard Williams ,

Edward Wrenn ,

Thomas Baker .

The Proceedings were as followeth, viz.

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John Dier , of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Castor Hats, value 12 s. and a Brass Rubber, value 4 s. the Property of Ralph Beck , on the 11th of January . The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Goods were taken out of his Workhouse at about 10 a Clock at Night. Mrs. Cable depos'd, That the Prisoner brought the Hats the same Night to her to sell; that she refus'd to buy them, but lent him a Shilling 'till the next Morning: That the Prosecutor having given Notice of his Hats being lost, the Prisoner coming was apprehended. The Prisoner pleaded, The Hats were given him to sell, or borrow Money upon, by a Man in Drink, that he met in the Street. But not producing that Man, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

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Morris Molloy , of the Parish of St. Clement East-cheap , was indicted for privately stealing a Mug, the Property of Thomas Harris , in the Dwelling-house of the said Thomas Harris, on the 28th of December last. Two Evidences depos'd, That they being drinking in the House, saw the Prisoner, who was drinking there, have a Mug under his Coat; and he going out of Doors, they gave Notice to the Drawer. George Wright the Drawer depos'd, That he being inform'd, the Prisoner was carrying off the Mug, follow'd him, took him by the Collar, and charg'd him with having what did not belong to him, but the Prisoner deny'd the Matter; and he took the Mug upon him. The Prisoner pleaded, He had been drinking there some Time, and being very hungry, was not very well; and being told that Milk was good for him, he took the Mug to get some Milk in it; and took it privately, because he knew they did not care to have Milk put in their Pots: That beings a Cobler, and having a Stall hard by, he could not be suppos'd to design to steal the Mug. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. To be Whipp'd .

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Solomon Hargrave , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 18 d. from the Person of Tho. Wardent , the 7th of January . The Prosecutor depos'd, That walking near the Playhouse, he perceiv'd his Handkerchief to be taken out of his Pocket by the Prisoner; that thereupon he apprehended him, and took the Handkerchief upon him. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

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William Browne , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shore-ditch , was indicted for privately stealing 4 l. in Money, in the Dwelling house of John Brain , the 15th of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his Servant , and that he having some Suspicion of him, search'd his Box, and found a Lock; that taxing him with taking his Money, he confess'd the Fact, and that he bought that Lock for the Sake of the Key, which would open the Closet Door; and that he had divers Times opened the Door, and taken Money to the value of 4 l. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court, which however he deny'd at the Bar, saying he was drunk, when he sign'd it. The Jury brought him in Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .

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Samuel Cole , of St. Lawrence Jury , was indicted for feloniously stealing in Hat, value 4 s. the Property of Benjamin Smith ; and another Hat, value 4 s. the Property of Jonathan Bushnel , in the Dwelling-house of William Fisher the 15th of December last. Mr. Fisher depos'd. That being in his Bar, at the Crown Tavern in Kingstreet , he saw the Prisoner take the Hats off the Rails of the Stair-Case and run away; that he follow'd him took one of the Hats from under his coat, and the other was taken off the

Ground. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but it being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

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Charles Weaver , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted for the Murder of Eleanor Clark , Widow , by giving her one mortal Wound, of the Length of half an Inch, and the Depth of 7 Inches, with a Sword, on the left Part of the Body, near the Shoulder, of which she instantly died , on the 6th of December last. He was a Second Time indicted on the Statute of Stabbing. And also a Third Time upon the Coroner's Inquest upon the same. Tho Watkins , a Waterman, depos'd, That Edward Morris and the Prisoner hired him, at Strand Bridge, to carry them to the Red House at Deptford. That he carried them and waited to bring them back: That while he waited upon them, Eleanor Clark , the deceased, meeting with Edward Morris , ask'd him if he was going to London, and he saying he was, they having Business with a Woman that liv'd at the Prince's head, they drank at the White Hart; and that as he was carrying them to London, and they were come near the Horns, the deceased said to the Prisoner, Why don't you give Mr. Morris his Money? You went down to Deptford, to do him service, and to make Matters better, and you make Matters worse. That thereupon the Prisoner took some Money out of his Pocket, as if he would give it him, but put it into his Pocket again, and said, He should not have it 'till to Morrow. That when they came near Execution Dock , the deceased said again, Weaver , Why don't you give Morris his Money? 'tis like your Irish Tricks. That upon this he said, D - n you, you Bitch, and drew his Sword, and swore he would throw them both over-board, and did endeavour to do it; but he endeavour'd, by leaning on the other Side, to prevent the Boat from over-turning: That then he said, He would kill them all Three, and drew his Sword; upon which the deceased said, Is the Man mad? and the Prisoner made Passes at them with his Sword; and that Morris laying hold of him, he immediately saw Eleanor Clark learning over the Bootside, and bleeding. That then he endeavour'd to run the Boat ashore, and another Waterman jump'd into the Boat, and seiz'd the Prisoner. Price Sturgil , another Waterman, depos'd, That he being in his Boat, near New Crane, saw the Prisoner in a Boat, brandishing his Sword, and he was afraid that he would have overturn'd the Boat. That he saw him make a Pass at the Waterman, and also at Morris; and that the Woman, when he jump'd into the Boat, was wounded, and died immediately. Edward Morris depos'd, that having some Business at Deptford, he ask'd the Prisoner to go with him, telling him, He was in Danger of being arrested: That thereupon he agreed to go with him, and told him he should put on his Soldier's Cloaths, and he himself would take upon him to be his Serjeant, and secure him; that they did hire a Boat to go to Deptford, and there accidentally met with the deceased, who was a Neighbour and Acquaintance. That having Business with one Jane - at the Prince's Head, who had a Demand upon him for some Money; that they being drinking together, he laid 3 s. 6 d. down for James - ; but the Prisoner catch'd up the Money, and said she should not have it, and that was the Money which the deceas'd call'd upon the Prisoner to return to him, telling him he had all Day treated him very handsomely: And that he thereupon curs'd and damn'd them, and having drawn his Sword, made Passes at them, and the Woman was wounded; and confirm'd all the Circumstances the Waterman had depos'd. The Surgeon depos'd, that he hearing of the Accident, went immediately to the deceased, into the Boat, but found she was dead; but afterwards examining the Wound, found that it had pierced through the Intercostal Muscles, and through both Lobes of the Lungs , and was the Cause of her Death. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and pleaded, That the deceas'd receiv'd the Wound by Mr. Morris, to whom he had lent the Sword. But it was depos'd , That the Prisoner though he had at his Soldier's Sword and Cloths, yet he took his sword again , before or at their coming from Deptford. Upon a full Hearing of the matter, the Jury found him guilty of all Three Indictments. Death .

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Elizabeth Walker , of the Parish of St.Ethelburg, in the Ward of Bishopsgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Gown, value 7 s. and divers Linen Cloths, value 30 s. in the Dwelling House of Richard Smith , the 9th of December last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods, and went away before the Family was up, was afterwards apprehended with some of the Goods upon her. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

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John Badcock , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in taking 40lb of Lead off from the Freehold of John Barber . It appear'd, That Lead had been stolen from of a House belonging to Mr. Barber, and the Prisoner was taken carrying away a Piece of Lead that fitted the Place that had been stripp'd of the Lead. The Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

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James Bell , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Book, called Origenis contra Celsum, value 6 s. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Book was stolen from the Prosecutor's Stall in White Friars Gate Way , and that the Prisoner ran away, when pursued, and hid himself in a Dog-Kennel, and the Book was found in it. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, or that he was ever at the Prosecutor's Stall, or was in the Dog Kennel. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

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Matth.ew Pearce , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Cows, value 12 l. the Property of John Pennyal , the 8th of January last. The Prosecutor depos'd his Cows were stolen out of his Grounds at Lambeth on the 7th at Night, and he heard that they had been sold at Smithfield the 8th in the Morning . John James depos'd, he bought one of them of the Prisoner for 3 l. 10 s. And Will Rogers depos'd, that he bought the other of the Prisoner for 4 l. 10 s. but neither of them paid for them, the Prisoner telling them, He was ordered not to take the Money, but they must pay his Master; and they suspecting them to be stolen, secur'd the Prisoner. The Prisoner pleaded, a Stranger ordered him to sell them, and was to give him 18 d. for his Pains. Several Persons appearing, who gave him the Character of an honest, but half-witted Fellow, the Jury acquitted him.

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Elisabeth, Wife of William Hely , and William Smith , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , were indicted, Elisabeth Hely for the Murther of Tho. Griffin , by giving him a mortal Wound on the Side of the Head with a Knife, of the Length of 7 Inches, and the Depth of 4 Inches, the 8th of December last; of which he languished till the 26th of December, and then died ; and Will. Smith for Aiding and Abetting in the same Murder. They were also indicted a second Time upon the Corner's Inquest. Will Hawks depos'd, That he, his Son, and the deceas'd, who was his Journey-Man , having been to carry home some Stove-Grates, they being Smith s, and going home about Twelve a Clock at Night the 8th of December, in Holbourn they overtook the Prisoners, who talking lewd Discourse, the deceased told him they were talking lewdly, upon which he reply'd, He knew not but they might be Rogue and Whore. That soon after Elis. Hely fell upon him, beating him very much with her Fist. Upon this the deceased and Will. Smith fell to fighting, and were both on the Ground together; that the deceased was cut very much in the Head, and that Elizabeth Hely left him and fell upon the deceased while he was down; that the deceased call'd to him, saying, Master, Secure these People, they have murther'd me, Mr. Hawk's Son depos'd to the same Effect, as to the Occasion of the Difference, adding, That Elis. Hely falling upon his Father, the deceased said to her, You shall not abuse my Master. To which she swore, Damn him, she would give him as much, and fell upon him; upon which he told her, Were she not a Woman he would not take it. Upon which she told him, that there was one should Match him, meaning William smith; that thereupon Smith fell upon the deceased, and after the first Fall, when they were both on the Ground, she laid on the deceased violently with a Stick or Cane; and that when the deceased got up, he said, he was murthered. The Surgeon depos'd, That there was a very large Wound on the Side of the Deceased's Head; that the Skull lay bare for 6 or 7 Inches, and shrunk down towards his Ear, but he could not say there was any Fracture nor Depression of the Skull, but what the Wound was made with. That for about a Fortnight he was in a fair Way of Recovery, but for about five Days before he died he fell into a Fever. That he afterwards opened his Head, and found no extravasted Blood, nor no Fracture or Depression of the Skull; and that his habitation being in a Cellar, he did believe might be prejudicial to him. The Constable that apperenhended the Prisoners depos'd, that Elisabeth

Hely, while in his Custody, said, That she laid on him very heartily. And a Watchman depos'd, That Elis. Hely said, Damn him, if he laid hold of her she would kill him. Elizabeth Hely pleaded in her Defence. That William Smith having been at her House for Some Money for Work, her Husband had paid him 3 s. and 2 d. and he being much in drink, her Husband bid her see him home; that going to see him home, they were overtaken by the deceased, and Hawks and his son, who saying, There goes a Rogue and a Whore, and that was the cause of the Quarrel. The Prisoners call'd some Evidences to their Reputation; and other Evidences to depose, the deceased had said, he had nothing to say against William Smith. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter the Jury found them guilty of Man-Slaughter . Burnt in the Hand .

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William Martin , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Mary Polfrey , in the Day-time, and taking thence a Bag, value one Penny, and 8 l. 17 s. 6 d. in Silver , the 28th of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That a Pane of Glass had been taken out of her Chamber Window, the Casement was found open, her chest broken, and the Money taken, about Three a Clock in the Afternoon. That when the Prisoner was taken her Bag and two Guineas were found in his Pocket. Other Evidence confirm'd this; and the Prisoner own'd his entering the Chamber and taking the Money, but said the Window was open when he did the Fact. The Matter being plain the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s. Transportation .

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William Rose and Thomas Beesely , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for breaking the House of William Chamberlain , about the Hour of Five in the Night, and taking thence 7 l. odd Money , the 13th of January . The Prosecutor depos'd That having gone out and lock'd the Door, when he return'd between Five and Six a Clock at Night, the Window had been open'd and The Money was taken away. That having a suspicion of the Prisoners, he got them apprehended and six Pounds odd Money was found upon the Prisoners, which they owned was his Money that they had taken out of his House. The Justice who committed them depos'd that they own'd the Fact before him: That Beesely stood at the Door, that Rose went in and took the Money, and they had shared it between them. The Prisoners having little to say in their Defence, the Jury found them guilty of the Felony, but acquitted them of the Burglary . Transportation .

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James Gust , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of George Bradshaw , in the Night Time, and stealing 30 Shillings at several Times , the 20th of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd That being inform'd by two Boys that were then in Court, that the Prisoner had robb'd him fifteen Times, by taking the opportunity of sending one of them for Drink, and while they were gone down to draw it, he lift up a sash Window in the Street that went into the Bar, and sometimes used to put in one of them, and sometimes to get in himself, and take the Money out of the Drawer. But the two Boys being young the one being but between Eleven and Twelve Years of Age, and the other but little more than Nine, and not being well acquainted with the Nature of an Oath, the Court did not think fit to admit them as Evidences, whereupon the Evidence being deficient, the Jury acquitted him.

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John Burton , alias Burton of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Crow, and 4 Hammer Heads, value 6 s. the Goods of Richard Jevins in the Dwelling-House of Richard Jevins the 26th of December . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods, and the Iron Crow was found where he had sold it. The Prisoner not denying the Fact, the Jury found him guilty . Transportation .

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John Crady , of the Parish of St. Dustan Stepney was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Cup, value 10 s. and Three Silver Tea Spoons, value 6 s. in the Dwelling-House of George Smith the 28th December last. Job Mills depos'd, That he went to see the Prosecutor, who was his Kinsman, and that the Prisoner went with him. That his Kinsman, entertaining him well with victuals and drink, and going out, he desir'd the Maid to call in the Prisoners, who was waiting for him out of doors, that he being Hungry as well as himself, might eat with him. That after they were gone away, Crady the Prisoner, shew'd him the Cup and Spoons, and told him he had taken them out of his Cousin's House. That he met one of his Acquaintance and went into an Alehouse, and sent the Spoons out to be sold. That thereupon he went and acquainted the Prosecutor. Other Evidences depos'd That the Prisoner being committed to the Compter, gave the Cup to one of the Prisoners, who gave it to the Turnkey. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, said they were stolen by Job Mills, and that he had them from him. The Jury, upon a full hearing of the Matter, found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .

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John Joiner , and Richard Forster of the Parish of St. Bennet Paul's Wharf , were indicted for feloniously stealing four Deals, value 4 s. the Goods of Arthur Bugby , the 6th of December last. It appear'd by the Evidence the Prisoners had taken another Person's Boat, and had stolen the Deals out of a Boat that had been laden with Deals at Mr. Bugby's Wharf. The Prisoners had confess'd the Fact before Sir John Fryer, but deny'd it at their Trials, saying, Being in a Boat, and drunk, they met a Boat a-drift with the Deals in it. As to their confession before Sir John Fryer, they did say then what the Clark bid them. The Evidence being plain, the Jury found them guilty . Burnt in the Hand .

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Katherine Clark and Frances Haydon of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for privately stealing 9 s. from the Person of William Hancock , the 13th of January . The Prosecutor depos'd, That having been at Market and bought a Joint of Meat, he was met by Katherine Clark, that she beat the Meat out of his Hand, and while he was stooping, to take it up, he felt her Hand at his Pocket, and miss'd his Money; that Francis Haydon stood a little way off, and the Prisoner, Katherine Clark, made up to her. Katherine Clark, in her Defence, deny'd the Fact, and said, The Prosecutor would have pick'd her up, ask'd her to go to drink with him, and offer'd to give her Three Pence to lie with her, which because she would not consent to, he charg'd her with picking his Pocket. The Jury acquitted them.

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John Watkins , of the Parish of St. Buttolp's Billinsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Basket of Raisins, value 8 s. the Goods of Benjamin Longuet and Mark Weyland , the 6th of December last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner took the Basket from a Heap that lay upon the Wharf. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty . Transportation .

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Mary Lambert , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for buying Iron that had been stolen by John Burton from Richard Jevins , knowing it to have been stolen ; but there being no Evidence that affected the Prisoner she was acquitted .

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Jonathan Roberts , of the Parish of St. Mary White Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 40 l. of Sugar, value 20 s. the Goods of Thomas Emmerson , the 1st of December last. It appear'd that the Prisoner had sold Sugar, which he own'd to have been given him by one Edward Rowland , who was Servant to Mr. Emerson. The Jury found, him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

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Sarah Wells , (commonly call'd Callico Sarah ) was indicted for that she having been convicted, for having privately stolen a Silver Watch from the Person of Robert Hoe for which she receiv'd Sentence of Death, at the Gaol Delivery, January 14th, in the 6th Years of his Majesty's Reign, did return before the Expiration of the Time , to which Indictment she pleaded guilty . Death .

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William Blewit , was also indicted for returning from Transportation without License . The Prisoner pleaded in Excuse, that he had been very serviceable in his Voyage, having his Liberty given him to assist in keeping his Fellow Felons transported with him; and that, when they mutiny'd in their Passage, and would have kill'd the Master and Ship's Crew, and tied them back to back, and thrown them into the Sea. He had prevented it, and saved the Ship's Crew and Cargoe. He call'd Merchant Forward as a Witness but he depos'd That tho' he had been appointed to have his Liberty on Board of Ship, in order to assist in the Management of the Felons, yet he knew not what he said to be true, as to his preventing the Loss of Ship's crew and Cargo, the Ship not being yet return'd from Nevis, tho' He had been landed there and was come back. Death .

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Thomas Wykes of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was Indicted for feloniously stealing two Cheeses, value 12 s. in the

Shop of Henry Barns , the 15th of January last. It appear'd the Prisoner took an Opportunity to take the Cheese out of the Shop, and run away with it, but being perceiv'd, was pursued and taken. The Prisoner own'd the Fact. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Whipp'd .

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John Harris , of the Parish of St. Sepulchre , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of flaxen Sheets, value 7 s. the Goods of John Whiteside , the 22d of December last. It appear'd that he Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's, at the Windmill-Inn in St. John's Street , and having lodg'd there one Night, in the Morning carried away the Sheets. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

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Lydia Pinloe , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing a Diamond Ring, value 4 l. the Property of Samuel Snelling , in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Bibb , the 27th of September last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner having been Servant to the Prosecutor, took an Opportunity to steal the Ring. The Prisoner confess'd the Fact when she was committed, and the next Day after the Ring was sent to him, but he knew not by whom it was sent. The Prisoner deny'd the Stealing of the Ring, but said she found the Ring sweeping the Door, and put it in her Box, not knowing it was of any value. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

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Richard Oakey , John Levee , alias Junks , and Matth.ew Flood , of the Parish of Pancras , were indicted for assaulting William Young , Esq ; and taking from him a Gold Watch, value 30 l. 2 Seals, value 40 s. a Ring, value 15 s. a Gold Chain, value 4 l. the 10th of December last. To this Indictment Flood pleaded Guilty. Mr. Young depos'd, That coming along in his Chariot with Colonel Cope, near Hampstead , the Chariot was stop'd; that one held the Horses, another stood by the Side of the Chariot, and a third came in and took the Watch, Chain, Seals, a Ring, and other Things, but of such Sort of Gentlemen us'd them civilly, but could not swear to the Prisoners. Joseph Blake deposed, That himself, and the Prisoners Levee and Flood, were together robbing in Hampstead Road, about 6 a Clock; and that himself went a little before to see who was in the Chariot, and bid them lay hold: That Flood laid hold of the Horse. the Prisoner Levee went into the Chariot, he himself stood at the Chariot Door, and did receive from Levee, 2 Gold Watches, Seals, Rings, Chains, &c. taken from Mr. Young, and Colonel Cape, and bid the Prisoner do no Hurt. That the other a Prisoner had each of them a Pistol, and he himself had a Couple. That the 2 Gold Watches, Chains, &c. were hold to one Mr. Gratrix, in Southwark for 14 l. which was shared among them Three: And that he gave one of the Prisoners 1 s. 6 d. and the other 1 s. for their Parts of a Ring, which Ring was produc'd in Court by Jonathan Wild , and own'd by the Prosecutor Mr. Young. Jonathan Wild depos'd, That some Persons coming to him (as he suppos'd) either from Colonel Cope or Mr. Young, he made it his Business to inquire after the Prisoners, having heard they us'd to rob about Hampstead, and that Way, having a Warrant against Levee; and the rather because he had been inform'd they had threatned to shoot him through the Head: He inquiring after them, and offering 10 l. a Head to any Person that would discover them, a Woman came to him, and told him, the Prisoners had been to her Husband to intice him to go a Robbing with them, and if he would promise her Husband should come and go safe, he would come and give him, some Intelligence. Accordingly he did, and being informed that they were at that Time cleaning their Pistols, he went and apprehended Levee and Blake in Fleet-Lane, and heard that Flood was that Day apprehended for some Fact in Southwark and sent to Bridewell, where he found him. And the Person who gave him Intelligence where to find Levee and Blake, told him he had two Rings to sell, so he they might be of use to detect the Prisoners, lent him 12 s. on them. One of these Rings he produc'd in Court and Mr. Young depos'd it was his Ring. John Dyer depos'd, that the Prisoner Blake and Flood came to him and ask'd him to walk out with them, and they went to Black Mary's Hole, and having drank Brandy, they ask'd him to go out with them a Robbing; that he said he should not; that thereupon one of them told him, if he would not, if he was taken, he would put him into an Information. That thereupon he went with them to Hyde Park, that there they stopp'd a Coach and he ran away from them; and that Levee pull'd the Ring out of his Pocket which Jonathan Wild produc'd and Blake gave it to him, which was the Ring that Esquire Young owned to be his. The Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and inveigh'd bitterly against Jonathan Wild, calling him opprobirous Names, but had nothing to say in their Defence. The Jury found them guilty of the Indictment. Death .

They were indicted a Second Time, for assaulting Colonel Cope , at the same Time and Place and taking from him a Gold Watch, value 20 l. a Ring, value 20 s. and 22 Shillings in Money . To this Indictment Flood pleaded Guilty : And the Evidence against the other Two was much the same as to the former Indictment.

They were indicted a Third Time, for assaulting Simeon Betts , on the Highway, and taking from him a Muslin Turnover, value 2 s. and 2 Guineas in Money , the 26th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd That he was set upon by 3 Men, that one of them came up to him snatch'd his Link out of his Hand, and put it out; another bid him stand, and the third swore if he spoke one Word he would shoot him through the Head. That then they dragg'd him down Fig Lane, near Pancras Church , into a Field, and robb'd him, and one of them with his Pistol struck him on the left Eye, and beat it quite out. John Levee acknowledged the Commission of the Fact, but affirm'd that Oakey was not at all concern'd in it; and said he was an innocent of it as his Lordship on the Bench. Joseph Blake depos'd, That himself and the Prisoners, Levee and Oakey, were standing in Fig Lane, and the Prosecutor came along. That himself laid hold of him, Levee took his Link, and that the Prosecutor making some Resistance with a Stick, he was knock'd down: That Oakey took the Money and said, it was rich and that he sold them of but one Guinea of the Money, and they afterwards went to a sort of a Cooks, and had half a Goose for Supper, and shared the Money. Oakey deny'd the Fact, and that ever he had been acquainted with the Evidence, or Levee, or ever committed any Fact. But in Contradiction to this it was deposed, That they were Acquaintance, that he had been an old Offender, had been an Evidence, and hang'd one, and transported another of his Accomplices. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Matthew Flood and John Levee , were indicted a Fourth Time for assaulting James Forey on the Highway, and taking from him a Dimity Gown and Petticoat, value 30 s. and divers other Goods , the Property of John Spencer , the 14th of December last. James Forey depos'd He was hir'd to carry a Burden from the Hitchin Coach, at the Greyhound Inn in Smithfield to the Prosecutor's. That going along Holborn , he was knock'd down, and his burden taken from him, but he knew not by whom. Joseph Blake depos'd, Himself and the Prisoner took the Bundle, and shared the Goods among them at his own Lodging; but said not in the Manner the Porter had depos'd, but that as they were going together to rob in Hamstead Road, in Holborn, they saw the Bundle on a Bulk, and the Porter gone into a Tallow Chandler's Shop. seeming to be making Inquiry. John Levee pleaded Guilty , and there being no corroborating Evidence to that of James Blake, the Jury Acquitted Flood.

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Elizabeth Saunders of the Parish of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Curtain value 1 s. and 6 d. and a Brass Candlestick value 1 s. the Property of Thomas Tailor . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House and the Goods were missing. There being not sufficient Evidence to convict the Prisoner, and she calling several persons of her Reputation, the Jury Acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17230116-29

Foulk Williams of the Parish of St. Clements Danes was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon value 10 s. the Goods of Thomas Jobber Esquire the 12th of last December . The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. To be Whippp'd .

Reference Number: t17230116-30

Jonathan Russel , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing Key value 1 d.

and Thirty six Shillings in Money , the Property of John Green , the 19th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed, That himself and the Prisoner lodg'd in two Beds in one Room, and while he was asleep he took the Key out of his Pocket and opened his Trunk, and took the Money. The Prisoner confes'd the taking 25 s. of the Money before Justice Hewit, but deny'd it at the Bar. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Reference Number: t17230116-31

Arthur Watson , of the Parish of Fulham was indicted for stealing a Plough Coulter and Hook, value 1 s . the Property of William West , the 12th of January last. He was a second Time indicted for stealing a Plough Coulter and Tuck, value 2 s. the Goods of Tho Rigdon , at the same Time and Place. The facts were plainly proved upon the Prisoner and he having little to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty on both Indictments to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Reference Number: t17230116-32

John Smith , and Robert Render , Carpenters , in the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , were indicted for feloniously stealing two Deal Boards, value 2 s. the Goods of Robert Ragdel , the 17th of this instant January . The Prosecutor depos'd that as he sat in an Ale-House he saw John Smith take the Boards out of his Work-Shop, and carry them about 600 yards, into another House. That Render was one he had put in Trust to look after his Goods, as his Foreman. John Smith pleaded, That he having Occasion for two Boards, went to Robert Render, and desir'd him to let him have two Boards, and bid him charge them down to his Accompt; he said also, there was an accompt depending of about 40 l. The Prisoner Smith call'd Evidence to prove, there was no clandestine taking the Boards, but having a Job of Work in Hand near that Place, and his Deals falling short, he went and took the Deals on Accompt, rather than to go home for them, which was a great Way off. He appear'd to be a Man of Reputation, and Robert Render a Person whom the Prosecutor employ'd as his Foreman , and intrusted with the Disposing of his Goods. Upon the full Hearing of the Matter the Jury acquitted them, and order'd Smith a Copy of his Indictment.

Reference Number: t17230116-33

William Barter , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for Assaulting Isaac Andrews , and taking from him a Hat, value 3 s. and a Perriwig, value 3 s. the 10th of this Instant January . The Prosecutor depos'd That as he was going down Drury Lane he was set upon by three or four Persons, and had his Hat and Wig taken away. Other Evidence depos'd That the Prisoner deliver'd the Hat to Charles Gardiner , who bought the Hat. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact and said, that one Nell Harrel told him, she had found a Hat. The Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17230116-34

John Thompson , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of George Bradshaw , in the Night Time, and taking from thence 10 s. and 6 d. the 3d of this Instant January . The Prosecutor depos'd. That the sash was lifted up and a Boy put in, and the Money taken out of the Drawer. That there were two little Boys that gave him an Account, That this Evidence and one Gust went in at the Window and gave the Money to the Prisoner, and they went and shared it among them. George Purchase and Roger White , two Boys, depos'd, that the Prisoner, James Gust and two others, went to the Prosecutors, and the Prisoner went in to drink, and when the People were gone down to fetch Drink, he came out and gave them Notice. That then James Gust and the others lifted up the sash and went in, and took out the Half Guinea and gave it to the Prisoner, and they went and shared the Money, and gave them a Penny a piece for themselves. That they were planted there to give Notice by Whistling, if they saw any Body coming that was likely to disturb them. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and call'd one, who depos'd, That one of the Boys, upon the Prisoner's having threaten'd to take him up, and carry him a Bridewell, for making a Disturbance about his House, he had before threaten'd to tip him Justice, which he Suppos'd to be done this Way, by swearing falsely against him. He call'd many of his Neighbours, who gave him a good Character. The Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17230116-35

William Harris , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for the Murther of Jeremiah Matthews , by giving him a mortal Wound on the Side of his Head with a Staff, the 12th Day of last December , of which he languished till the 17th of December and then died . He was also indicted a second Time upon the Coroner's Inquest for the same. Several Evidences, who had been in Company with the deceased, deposed, That themselves and the deceased had been drinking at the House of one Mr. Brown, in Little Windmill-Street. That they all being pretty much in Liquor, would have had more, which the Landlord refus'd them; that at last being Merry they went to trying their Strength by Wrestling, and two or three of them were thrown down under the Fire Grate; that Mr. Brown call'd the Prisoner, who was a Watchman , and charg'd him with them, who carried them to the Round House; that by the Way the deceased was knock'd down. One of them depos'd, That the deceased was two or three Times push'd on the Breast by the Prisoner with his Staff, and afterwards knock'd down, and attempted two or three Times to rise, but could not; and that he set him with his Back against a Wall, but did not see any Provocation given by the deceased. Two Surgeons depos'd That the deceased was cut, or wounded, on the Side of the Head, above the Ear, the Length of Six or seven Inches, so that the Skull lay bare, and the Skin and Flesh hung over his Ear; and that, tho' there was no Depresssion of the Skull visible outwardly, yet opening the Head after his decease, they found two Fractures of the Skull, one upon the Temple Bone, and another upon the Bregma, several Inches long, with extravasated Blood, and a Pressure upon the Meninges of the Brain; and, that the Wounds were the cause of his Death. Other Evidences depos'd, That the deceased did charge his Death upon the Prisoner, saying He was murthered by him. The Evidences for the Prisoner depos'd much the same as those for the King had done, as to their being drinking at Mr. Brown's House, and the Occasion of their being sent to the Round House, but with this Difference, That they refus'd to pay the Reckoning, and began to quarrel among themselves, and were very troublesome, and that their Wrestling and Throwing one another down, seem'd rather in earnest than jest; and that the deceased was thrown under the Grate, and two more upon him (tho' one of the Evidences for the King said he was the Person that was undermost, and did not know that the deceased was thrown down there at all) The Landlord added, That in their Quarrelling they had broken a Table, a Mug, and the Windows, and refusing to pay their Reckoning, thereupon he call'd the Watchman. Mary Beesely ; the Servant Maid, depos'd That when they were carried out of the House she went a little way after them, and perceiving a Scuffle among them, ran back to her Master's Door, calling out to him, saying, They would beat the Watch; and then ran to them, and saw the deceased have hold of the Watchman's staff, endeavouring to wrest it out of his Hand; and that one of the Watchmen's Hit and Wig was on the Ground, which she took up. That where the deceased fell there was a Bench, and he might probably fall with his Head against that Bench. Charles Woodward , the other Watchman, depos'd That as they were going to the Round House, the deceased and two more of his Company, fell upon the Prisoner, and that he went and pull'd them from him one after another. That then two of them fell upon him and his Hat and Wig were fallen off, and his Clothes torn very much. The Prisoner called several Persons to his Reputation, which gave him the Character of a peaceable Person. The Jury considering the Matter found him guilty of Manslaughter only . Burnt in the Hand .

Reference Number: t17230116-36

Charles Macarty , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for a Rape Committed on the Body of Elizabeth Hall , of the Age of 10 Years , the 5th of this Instant January . Thomas Anderson depos'd That the Prisoner being employ'd to make Fires in the House of Captain Kerby at Blackwall , a Person desiring to see the House, he went to shew the Person some of the Rooms, and saw the Prisoner, with the Girl between his Knees, in a suspicious posture; that at his and the other Person's entering the Room the Prisoner and Girl went away: that going afterwards through three Rooms into another Room, he saw the Prisoner and Girl come out of Closet together. Rebecca Bradford depos'd That being call'd to examine the Girl, found that she had receiv'd a great deal of Damage, by the Pressure of the Parts. Another depos'd to the same purpose, adding, That it was her Opinion, she had been lain with. The Girl being call'd to give Evidence, and interrogated, Whether she understood the Nature of an Oath, not giving a satisfactory Answer to the Court, was not admitted

to be a Witness. And the Evidence not being sufficient, the Prisoner was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17230116-37

Ann Leak , of the Parish of St. Buttolph without Aldgate , was indicted for the Murder of her Bastard Male Infant, the 8th of January last, by smothering it in a Cloth , She was also indicted a Second Time on the Coroners Inquest for the Same. Katherine Reader depos'd That going up stairs, she saw the Prisoner sitting in a Chair, who told her she was very ill; to which she reply'd, That appear'd by her Countenance, for she look'd as if she was struck with Death: That she ask'd her for some Sack, she gave her some, and she fainted away; that then she endeavoured to recover her, and having done it, got her to Bed; and perceiving a great deal of Blood, she went down and acquainted her Mistress. Her Mistress depos'd That she suspecting her being with Child about a Month before, had tax'd the Prisoner with it, and the Prisoner said, She wondred she had such hard Thoughts of her; and that she had given her Warning about a Fortnight before her Delivery. That being inform'd by Katherine Reader of her being ill, she went up, and having examined her Linnen, and seeing nothing of a Child, thought there had been only a Miscarriage. That the next Day she sent for a Midwife, and upon her examining the Prisoner, and being of Opinion there had been a Child born, they charg'd it very home upon the Prisoner. Mrs. Sims the Midwife depos'd, That she being sent for the Night after, did examine the Prisoner, and finding there had been a Child born, urged her to tell where it was: That after having directed to 2 or 3 Places where it was not, the Prisoner turn'd aside the Pillow, and there was the Child, ty'd up pretty fast in a Cloth. That she own'd it was born alive, and said she did call for help so loud, that had it not been for the Rattling of the Coaches in the Street, and the Crying of Two Children in the Nursery, she must needs have been heard. The Midwife farther depos'd, She did believe the Child was at its full Time, and was born alive; that she did not perceive any Marks of Violence offered to it, but 2 Specks on the Forehead, which she believed happened by its falling from the Prisoner on the Ground. The Prisoner in her Defence deny'd that the Child was born alive, said she had made Provision for it, and that she was a married Woman. And to prove this she call'd several Persons. Her Mistress own'd that she hir'd her as a married Woman. A Master and Mistress with whom she had liv'd before deposed, That a Person had several Times came to demand her away as his Wife, and had been very troublesome; that she had owned she was his Wife, but that he was so great a Rogue to her she could not live with him, he having 2 or 3 other Wives. This last Evidence exempting her from the Statute on which the Indictment was founded, the Jury Acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17230116-38

Mary Radford , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , Spinster , was indicted for the Murder of her Bastard Female Infant , the 18th of December last. She was also indicted a Second Time on the Coroner's Inquest for the same. Mrs. Dickson, her Mistress, deposed, That the Prisoner having a Day or two before, complain'd that she had hurt her Back by lifting a Washing-Tub, she gave her something and sent her to Bed: That in the Morning she said she was something better, but afterwards complain'd again; that she having laid down on a Bed, on which her Father, who was not well, wanted to lie down, she sent a Lad up to bid her come down: That the Boy came down and told her that Mrs. Steward, a Woman who liv'd in the House, desir'd her to come up immediately, for something was the Matter with the Prisoner. That thereupon she went up, and Mrs. Steward, and her self examining her, did think there had been a Miscarriage. That the Prisoner not owning any Child, she at last sent for some Neighbours, and a Midwife, and being search'd, the Midwife was of Opinion there had been a Child born. She gave no Account of it, but at last it was found under the Stairs in a Chamber-Pot. That the Jaw-Bone of it was broke; and the Side of the Check torn: That having wash'd it in warm Water, it bled at the Wound. That the Child had Hair and Nails, that it was very small and lean. Mrs. Steward confirm'd what the former Witnesses had deposed, adding, That the Occasion of her bidding the Boy bid his Mistress come, was, That he inquiring of her which was the Way to the Prisoner's Chamber, told her there was Blood on the Landing-Place of the Stairs, which she taking notice of, did suspect something more than ordinary. Another Evidence depos'd several Things before depos'd, relating to the Child when found, adding, That the Prisoner said she had done nothing to it, but turned it in the Chamber-Pot. The Midwife-deposed, it was her Opinion that the Child was at its full Time, and that it was born alive; and the rather, (which is usual) because it had a Stool after it came into the World. The Evidences generally were of Opinion, That the Jawbone of the Child might be broken, and the Wound received, by the Child's falling on or into the Chamber-Pot, and that they perceiv'd no other Marks of Violence upon it but those. The Mistress and several others gave the Prisoner the Character of a very silly Creature; that she was a half natural, and that her Mother was so before her; and the Prisoner's Aunt deposed, That the Prisoner herself was born without a Midwife, and the Prisoner's Mother, and, as it was said, Grandmother, in like Manner. The Prisoner in her Defence said, That she knock'd for Help as loud as she could, but no Body came to her, and that she did not murder the Child. The Prisoner's Case being evidently within the Statute for Bastard Children, the Jury found her Guilty of both indictments. Death .

Reference Number: t17230116-39

Edward Fox , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for assaulting and carnally knowing Susannah Mitchel , an Infant of 10 years of Age , without her Consent , the 17th of December last. Susannah Mitchel depos'd, that she having been at the Necessary House, in a Back Yard, between 12 and 1 a-Clock, on the 17th of December, the Prisoner came and took hold of her, and push'd her up against a Dust-Cart, and stopping her Mouth with one Hand, took up her Clothes with the other, then put it behind her Back, and put something to the Bottom of her Belly, which hurt her very much. That she was not consenting; and that he afterwards threatned her, That if she told any Body of it, he would cut her Tongue out. Her Mistress deposed, That she was a Lodger in the House where the Prisoner was an Apprentice . That on the Sunday following perceiving the Girl's Linnen not as it ought to be examin'd the Girl what ailed her, and having acquainted a Friend with the Matter, search'd her, and found she had been very much abused and damaged, was very sore and raw, and had a Running upon her: That threatning to whip her, she confess'd the Prisoner had done it. A Midwife deposed, she had examined the Girl, and found her very much injur'd and did believe she had been lain with, and her Body penetrated. Two surgeons were called, who both agreed, That a Girl had been much injured, and that there was a great Inflammation of the Parts, but did not believe the Girl was infected, yet were of Opinion, That Endeavours had been used to force her: and one of them did believe the Girl's Body had been a little Way entered, but the other said he did not. But by means of a Mistake in the Indictment, the Prisoner was Acquitted upon that Indictment , but continu'd in Custody till the next Sessions, and the Prosecutor and Evidence were all bound over to prosecute the Prisoner upon a new Indictment.

Reference Number: t17230116-40

John England , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Hundred Slates, value 9 s. the Goods of John Barns , the 9th of September last. But no Evidence appearing against the Prisoner he was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17230116-41

William Shirley , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing 2 s. 6 d. from John Watts , the 7th of October last. But no Body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17230116-42

Elizabeth Bates , alias Chipp, alias Middleton , was indicted for forging a Letter of Attorney, in the Name of one John Smith , Mariner ; which being prov'd upon her she was found guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17230116-43

George Poppin , Christopher Poppin , Barbara Poppin , Ann Poppin , Sarah Poppin , and Robert Maddor , were indicted for a Conspiracy to defraud James Grey , Gentleman , of several Sums of Money, by cancelling a Deed made by all the Poppins before mentioned ; and also by Margaret Poppin , and Mary Stubs , to the said James Grey. The Prosecutor not proving the Deed, as set forth in the Indictment, nor any Conspiracy, the Defendants were acquitted .

Reference Number: o17230116-1

N.B. By Favour of the Court, instead of Transportation, Morris Molloy , Foulk Williams , and Thomas Wykes , were order'd to be whipp'd .

Reference Number: s17230116-1

The Trials being over the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth.

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, Seven.

Sarah Wells, Charles Weaver , Richard Oakey , John Levee , alias Junks, Matthew Flood , Mary Radford , William Blewit .

Burnt in the Hand, Seven.

John Joiner , Richard Forster , Elizabeth Hely , William Smith , William Harris , James Hutcheson and John Hornby ; the Two last convicted the preceding Sessions.

To be Transported, Nineteen.

John Dier , Soloman Hargrave, William Browne , John Burton , John Crady , Samuel Cole , Elizabeth Walker , James Bell , John Watkins , William Martin , William Rose , Thomas Beesely , John Harris , Jonathan Roberts , Lydia Pinloe , Francis Wanklin , James Anderson , Jonathan Russel , Arthur Watson .

John Badcock fined 13 s. 4 d. and Elizabeth Bates, alias Chip, alias Middleton, fined twenty Marks, and to stand in the Pillory.

Sarah Wells, commonly call'd Calicoe Sarah, pleaded her Belly; and a Jury of Matrons being impanneled, brought her in quick with Child.

Reference Number: s17230116-1

N.B. By Favour of the Court, instead of Transportation, Morris Molloy , Foulk Williams , and Thomas Wykes , were order'd to be whipp'd .

Reference Number: a17230116-1


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The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley , Bart. In Prose and Verse. In Two Volumes. Containing his Poems, Plays, &c. with Memoirs of the Author's Life, by an eminent Hand. And his Picture curiously engrav'd from an Original Painting.

The Dying Speeches and Behaviour of the several State Prisoners that have been executed the last 300 Years. With their several Characters, from Cambden, Spotswood, Clarendon, Sprat, Burner, &c. And a Table shewing how the respective Sentences were Executed, and which of them were Mitigated, or Pardon'd. Being a proper Supplement to the State-Trials.

The Works of Mr. Thomas Brown , Serious and Comical, in Prose and Verse. In Four Volumes. The Fifth Edition, corrected from the Errors of the former Impressions. With the Life and Character of Mr. Brown, and a Key to all his Writings. Adom'd with Cuts.

A complete Collection of remarkable Trials, of the most notorious Malefactors, at the Sessions-House in the Old Bailey, from the Year 1706, to the last Sessions 1720. for the Crimes following: Murders, Highway-Robbing, Piracy, House-breaking, Foot padding, Rapes, Sodomy, Polygamy, Fortune-stealing, Trespassing , Shop-lifting, Callicoe-tearing , Mohocking, High-Treason. Together with a particular Account of their Behaviour under Sentence of Death, and Dying-Speeches. Faithfully collected from the Books of Trials, Dying Speeches, and other Authentick Narratives. In four Volumes.

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders, &c. who was born in Newgate, and during a Life of continued Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Years, a Whose , five Times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother) Twelve Years a Thief, Eight Years a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent. Written from the own Memorandums. The Third Edition, corrected.

Printed for J. Hamfreys, in Bartholomew-Lane , behind the Royal Exchange; and E. Symon, the Corner of Pope's-Head Alley, Cornhill: And Sold by J. Roberts, near the Oxford-Arms, Warwick-Lane, 1722. Where Advertisements are taken in. Price Three Pence.

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