Old Bailey Proceedings.
13th October 1725
Reference Number: 17251013

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13th October 1725
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, AND

Oyer and Terminer, and Jail-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily;

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, being the 13th, 14th, and 15th, Days of October, in the Twelfth Year of his MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE MERTTINS , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Chief Justice Raymond, Mr. Baron Price, John Raby Serjeant at Law, 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.

Samuel Row ,

Samuel Allen ,

Gilbert Whitaker ,

Nathanael Bently ,

Edward Sanderson ,

George Clark ,

Caleb Flower ,

Henry Glover ,

James Wall ,

John Lucas ,

Roger Renshaw ,

Timothy Branwell .

The Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Ingram ,

William Tame ,

Thomas Richmond ,

Charles Lacy ,

William Gilmore ,

William Frith ,

John Durson ,

John Clark ,

John Martin ,

Benjamin Timbrell ,

Charles Ben ,

Thomas Sams .

The Proceedings were as follows, viz.

John Day.
13th October 1725
Reference Numbert17251013-1
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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John Day , was indicted for stealing 24 Ounces of Silk, value 48 s. the Goods of John Burnham , on the 20th of September last. To which he pleaded Guilty . Transportation .

William Gibbons.
13th October 1725
Reference Numbert17251013-2
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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William Gibbons , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 3 s. the Goods of Thomas Dun , Sept. 1 . Guilty Value 10 d. Transportation .

Thomas Thomson, Mary Thomson.
13th October 1725
Reference Numbert17251013-3
SentenceImprisonment; Miscellaneous > fine

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Thomas Thomson and Mary Thomson , alias Belcher, alias Wint , were indicted for stealing a Box with a Suit of Head-Cloaths, value 10 s. five Tea-Spoons value 8 s. a Pair of Silver Tongs value 3 s. a gilt Silver Spoon val. 10 s. eight Yards of Velvet value 20 s. a Gown and Petticoat value 4 l. with other Goods and Money, to near the Value of 100 l. the Goods and Money of Persons unknown , on the 21st of September , It appeared that about a Year ago, a Box was sent to Bristol by the Waggon, directed For Mrs. Thomson, to be left till call'd for. And Mary Thomson going to the Inn, and enquiring for a Box so directed, the Carrier deliver'd that Box to her. She took it home to her Husband, (the other Prisoner) and they together broke it open, and found in it several valuable Goods, about 40 l. in Money, some Bonds and other Writings. They pawned and sold most of the Goods, spent the Money, and burnt the Writings, and came up to London; where quarrelling about one of the Silver Spoons, they let slip some Words that discover'd 'em. They were apprehended, and confess'd the Particulars aforesaid. The Woman in her Defence said, that she expected a Box to come by the Bristol Carrier; and that when she had brought this Box home, and found that the Goods did not belong to them, she would have carry'd it back to the Inn; but her Husband swore he'd stab her if she did. The Man in his Defence said, that he thought the Box had been his Wife's; for having been lately marry'd to her, she had told him that she had such a Box, with Money and Goods in it, coming down by the Waggon. The Box being deliver'd to Mary Thomson, the Court directed the Jury that the Prisoners did not feloniously take it. Upon which the Jury acquitted them of the Felony; and they were the next day indicted for a Trespass, in defrauding Ann Harman , by pretending to be the true Proprietors of the said Box; of which they were found Guilty . The Court order'd that they should suffer 12 Months Imprisonment , and pay a Fine of 20 Marks each .

Anthony Nichols, Robert Flood.
13th October 1725
Reference Numbert17251013-4
VerdictNot Guilty

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Anthony Nichols and Robert Flood , were indicted for assaulting James Burton on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Hat value 5 s. a Wig val. 9 s. a Ring value 15 s. and a Turnover , Oct. 6 .

James Burton thus deposed: As I was going along the Minories betwixt 10 and 11 at Night, I was met by the Prisoner Nichols; he jostled me; and tho' I gave him the Way, he struck me in the Face and kick'd up my Heels, and in the Fall I lost my Hat and Wig, but cannot tell who took it. I got up again, and saw the other Prisoner, Robert Flood, who stood by, and bide Nichols beat me within an Inch of my Life. Nichols threw me down again: I got up a second time; and then he catch'd hold of my Hand, and pull'd my Ring off my Finger, threw me a third time, and tore my Turnover off. Several People were by this time got about us; but Flood bade them stand off, so that no body assisted me: However, I made shift to drag Nichols by the Collar to an Alehouse about 200 Yards off. We were follow'd in by Robert Flood, and I had them both secured.

Nathanael Sanderson thus deposed: Hearing a Noise in the Street, I went out and saw the Prosecutor holding Nichols by the Collar. Flood bade the Prosecutor let Nichols go; but the Prosecutor answer'd, No, - I won't, for he has robb'd me. Then Flood endeavour'd to rescue Nichols, and bade him beat the Prosecutor.

The Prisoners then made their Defence. We had been (says Nichols) at Supper at Mr. Adams's in Whitegate-Alley, and going home along the Minories, the Prosecutor stood up at a Cutler's Door, and struck at me. I ask'd him what he meant by it? and so we fell to fighting. I was a little fuddled, and can't say whether I took hold of his Hand or no. Several Witnesses appear'd to the Reputation of both the Prisoners, and the Jury acquitted them.

Jane Pattison.
13th October 1725
Reference Numbert17251013-5
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s

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Jane Pattison , was indicted for stealing 18 Yards of Holland, value 3 l. 10 s. and 10 Yards of Sattin value 30 s. in the House of James Martell , Sept. 10 . It appeared

that the Prisoner was a Chairwoman , and being trusted in the House, she broke open a Chest, and took away the Goods. They were soon miss'd; she was charged with the Felony, and confess'd it. Some of the Goods were found upon her, and the rest at Places where she had pawn'd them. Guilty 39 s. Transportation .

Lawrence Johnson.
13th October 1725
Reference Numbert17251013-6

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Lawrence Johnson , was indicted for stealing a Watch value 4 l. the Goods of Robert Oliver , Oct. 2.

Robert Oliver thus deposed: I lost this Watch one Night, about five Months ago, from the Side of my Hammock, while I was at Sea near Jamaica . The Prisoner was then on board the same Ship; but I never mistrusted him, till t'other day I heard that he had pawn'd such a Watch for 40 s.

Mary Dawson thus deposed: The Prisoner brought this Watch to me at my Lodging in King Edward Street in Wapping, and desired me to pawn it for 30 or 40 s. I got 40 s. upon it, and brought him the Money.

The Prisoner in his Defence said, that the Watch was pawn'd to him by a Woman in Jamaica. Guilty . Transportation .

Elizabeth Hogg.
13th October 1725
Reference Numbert17251013-7
VerdictNot Guilty

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Elizabeth Hogg , was indicted for privately stealing six Pound of Tea value 3 l. half a Pound of Almonds val. 12 d. and half a Pound of candy'd Lemon and Orange-Peel, the Goods of Richard Coxeter , in the Shop of Richard