Old Bailey Proceedings, 2nd March 1726.
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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-Baily:


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, being the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, and 7th, of March, 1726. in the Twelfth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir FRANCIS FORBES , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Justice Denton. and Mr. Baron Hale ; Sir William Thompson , Knt. Recorder; and John Raby , Sergeant at Law; Justices of Goal Delivery; with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Richard Workman

Thomas Churcher

John Fairchild

William Holmes

William Alkin

John White

Thomas Taverner

George Eaton

John Siddal

Andrew Lister

Thomas Wilmore

John Berisford

Middlesex Jury.

Nathaniel Chandler

Benjamin Foster

Thomas Rumball

Michael Desman

Thomas Coggin

Richard Young

Samuel Chandler

William Pritchard

Thomas Smith

John Patty

Robert Dickman

Robert Brearcliffe

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John Harris , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing 5 s. the Money of Richard Gough , on Feb. 11. to which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

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William Plowman , of St. Sepulchres was indicted for stealing 2 Gowns, 2 Petticoats, and other Things , the Goods of Eleanor Dwyer , Dec. 12 . It appear'd that the Prisoner was the Prosecutors Lodger when the Goods were lost, and that he confest he took them. Guilty .

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John Edginton , alias Edgerton , was indicted for privately stealing from Samuel Bishop , his Hankerchief, value 18 d. Jan. 25 . Guilty 10 d.

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John Temple and Walter Phenix , of Bishopsgate , were indicted for stealing a Feather Bed, value 40 s. and other Things , the Goods of Joseph Hawkins , Feb. 12 . John Temple pleaded Guilty. The Witnesses thus depos'd Mrs Hawkins going up Stairs with a lighted Candle, about 7 at Night, she met Temple with her Bed at his Back, Have a Care Mistress, says he Yes you Rogue, says she, I shall take care of you, and calling some Neighbours to her Assistance, she secur'd him. Phenix was stopt in the Street by Mr. Lake, who saw him come out of the Prosecutors House, with 2 Pillows, a Quilt, and a blanket under his Arm. Guilty .

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Abraham Gudgeon , (a Boy ,) was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Purse, and 16 d. from Jane Curry , January 24 . It appear'd that between 11 and 12 at Night, as the Prosecutor was standing by St. Paul's Church-Yard to see a Funeral, the Prisoner cut a Hole in the bottom of her Pocket, and her Money dropt out, and she took him in the Fact. Guilty 10 d.

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Elizabeth Ayres , was indicted for stealing a Velvet Cushion, value 40 s. 1 green, and 2 blue Squabs, value 28 s. the Goods of Persons unknown, February 13 . It appear'd the Goods were taken out of Mr. Nesbits Meeting-House, in Hare Court, in Aldersgate-street , and that about Mid-night, the Prisoner was stopt by the Watchman, with those Goods upon her. Guilty .

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John Hamson was indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon; value 12 s. the Goods of John Cook and John Taylor , January 13 . Guilty .

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Richard Hickenbottom , (a Boy ) was indicted for privately stealing 9 s 6 d. from Elizabeth Green , Feb. 2. He was a 2d Time indicted, for privately stealing from Elizabeth Pristow , 20 d. the Money of her Husband Paul Pristow , Feb. 3 . Elizabeth Pristow thus depos'd. In the Dark of the Evening, as I was going over London-Bridge , the Prisoner ran against me, and as he past by me, he put his Hand behind him, and cut my Pocket and took away 14 d. and I stopt him immediately with the Money upon him; among which was a particular Half-penny which I knew to be mine, by a Cut across the Face.

Elizabeth Green thus depos'd. About 10 in the Morning. as I was standing in a Crowd at Stocks-Market , the Prisoner and 2 more Boys jostled against me. I felt a Prick upon my Thigh, like the Prick of a sharp Knife, upon which I lookt down, and saw the Prisoners Hand at my Pocket. I catch'd hold of him, but he got away that time. My Pocket was cut, and 9 s. 6 d. taken out of it. Guilty of each to the Value of 10 d.

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Aurelia Wilmot , was indicted for stealing 2 Shirts, 2 Smocks, and other Things , the Goods of Margaret Holman , October 30 . Acquitted .

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John Glover and Eleanor Cane , were indicted, he for stealing a Tea Kettle, a Coffee Pot, a Saucepan, and 2 Pound of Candles , the Goods and Money of Francis Roberts ; and she for receiving the same knowing them to be stoln , January 17 . Glover was found guilty to the Value of 10 d. and Cane was Acquitted .

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Richard Trueboy , was indicted for stealing 10 Pound of Iron , the Goods of William Halsey , Feb, 7 . Guilty 10 d .

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Ann Buckingham , was indicted for stealing 4 Shirts, and 1 Smock , the Goods of John Bedell . Guilty 10 d.

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Morris Morris , alias Evan Davis , was indicted for stealing a Silver Mug, value 3 l. the Goods of Oliver Mills , in his dwelling House . Guilty 39 s.

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Martha Drew and Ann Drew , were indicted for stealing 4 Curtains. 5 Tea Spoons, a Sheet, 2 Dishes, and a Looking Glass , the Goods of Robert Marsh . Both Acquitted .

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William Snellham , was indicted for stealing some Plate and Money, in the House of John Beddal . Guilty 39 s.

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Elizabeth Osborn , was indicted for stealing a Brass Pot and Box Iron , and Goods of Henry Warren . Acquitted .

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John Simmons , was indicted, for that he with William Ward (who was transported for another Felony) did assault Mary Batten in an open Place, near the Highway, and take from her a Gown, value 12s. and a Hankerchief . He was a 2d Time indicted for Assaulting, Ravishing, and against her Will, carnally knowing the said Mary Batten , Spinster ; on the 26th of December, 1724 .

Mary Batten thus depos'd. Last Christmas was Twelve Month, about 4 a Clock in the Afternoon, I went to see a Shop-Mate of mine, who liv'd in Bishopsgate-street; but is since dead. She and I us'd to wind Silk together. And there I staid till one a Clock in the Morning; not that I use to keep ill Hours; for it is very well known that I take an honest Care for a Livelyhood, but it was Holiday Time, and we were willing to be a little Merry together. - So as I was a going along Windford-street, in my way home, there came 3 Men out of Mr. Jackson's, the Black Lyon Ale-house, the Prisoner was one, and the Names of the two others, were Ward and Borce. They took hold of me, and one of them said, she's a jolly Girl she shall be my Wife No, says another, She shall be mine. But indeed says the third, she shall be mine, - and so they drove me along as far as Spittle-fields-Market , and there they threw me down, and two of them held me while the Prisoner, - Laud bless me, - what shall I say now, - must I speak plain, - plain English? - and before all these Gentlemen? - I vow I am quite a-sham'd, - I dont know how to speak such a Word, - but if I must, I must, - they held me while the Prisoner ravish'd me: and I cry'd and struggled, and did all that I could to hinder him, but it signified nothing, tho' there came a Watchman with his Lanthorn, by which I saw the Prisoners Face, but he bid the Watchman go about his Business, and he'd satisfy him another Time, and so the Watchman went away, and the other Two serv'd me in the same Manner as the Prisoner did. They gave me the French Disease, and took away my Gown and Handkerchief.

Margaret Dixon thus depos'd. Upon Enquiry in Spittle fields-Market, I found the Prisoner and the two others. They own'd they had lain with her. They beg'd she'd give them no Trouble, and swore from Time to Time, that they'd come and make her amends, and give her 6 Shillings a piece to buy her a new Gown, but were never so good as their Promise.

The Prisoner in his Defence, said that he was born and bred a Butcher in Spittle-fields-Market, and never absconded upon this Account. Mary Trotman thus depos'd. The Prisoner is my Daughters Husband. I believe he's as honest a Fellow as ever liv'd, and I am sure he had no Occasion to ravish any Body, for my Daughter, tho' I say it, is as likely a Woman as any in the Parish. Other Witnesses gave the Prisoner the Character of a sober, industrious Man, and the Jury acquitted him.

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James Steward , was indicted for stealing a Hat , the Goods of William Waters . Guilty .

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Priscilla Waller , was indicted for stealing a Sauce Pan, a Porringer , the Goods of William Smith . Guilty 10 d.

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Edward Hays , of Holbourn , was indicted for stealing a Silver Candlestick, the Goods of John Raworth , Esq ; in his House , January 29 . Guilty 39 s.

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William Walker , was indicted for stealing 24 Pound of Beef , the Goods of Jeremy Harford . Guilty 10 d.

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William Moreton , (a Boy ,) was indicted for privately stealing the Money of William Godfrey , from the Person of Mary his Wife . It appear'd that as Mrs. Godfrey was standing at her own Door (the Prince's Head in Tyburn-Road ) at the Time when Sells and Mattocks were going by to be executed. The Prisoner stood close before her, and putting his Hand behind him, he cut her Pocket, and took out the Money; she happen'd to look downwards, and saw him in the Fact. Guilty 10 d.

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John Bowell and William Keeble , of Hillington , were indicted for breaking and entring the House of Hannah Randall , and stealing 3 Gallons of Brandy, and 3 Gallons of Anniseed , the Goods of John Moody , February 15 . Guilty of Felony .

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Jane Lindsey , was indicted for stealing a Shirt, 4 Pair of Stockings, an Iron Pot, and other Things , the Goods of several Persons. Acquitted .

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Robert Hill , was indicted for privately stealing (with John Cooms ) a Silver Watch, and 2 Seals, value 7 l. the Goods of Samuel Warrener , January the 18th .

Samuel Warrener thus depos'd. In Lincolz's Inn Fields about 3 in the Afternoon; the Prisoner and one John Cooms, pray'd me to change half a Crown, which I laid I could not, they follow'd me thro' Russel street, into Charles-street , and there told me that they had been playly at Prick Belt, and that one of them had won 15 Pence of the other, and since they could not get the half Crown chang'd, they'd play who should have it all, if I'd hold Stakes; I agreed, it rain'd very hard, so that I saw no Body out ourselves in the Street; but as they were at play, a Boy came up to them, at which time the Prisoner and Cooms catch'd hold of my Arms, and held me while the Boy pull'd the Watch out of my Pocket and ran away, and then they let me go. Cooms made off, but I knockt the Prisoner down, he presently got up again, and run into the Bear Inn, in Drury-Lane, and there I took him. He desir'd me to be easie, and he'd procure me the Watch again; upon which he sent a Porter to Turnbull-street. When the Porter return'd, the Prisoner told me at first, that the Watch could not be had, but afterwards said, that if I'd be favourable he'd help me to it, and accordingly pull'd it out of his Pocket. Guilty . Death .

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Benjamin Jones , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of John Beasly , and stealing a Silver Ladle, a Silver Cup, a Silver Taster, 4 Moidores, 8 Broad-pieces, and 29 l. 14 s. on the 28th of January , in the Night .

The Witnesses thus depos'd. The Prosecutor keeps a Distillers Shop , the Black Boy and Still, in Clare-Market ; his House was broke open in the Night, and besides the Plate and Money in the Indictment, a Parcel of Bills, and Notes of Hand, for upwards of 350 l. were taken away. Among these was a promissory Note from Mr. James Jones , to Mr. Jacob Tonson . The Prosecutor therefore sent Word to Mr. Jones of his House being broke open; that if such a Note was brought to him, he might secure the Bearer. The Prisoner who lodg'd in Little-Britain , was observ'd to live very irregularly, and sometimes to appear in 2 or 3 different Suits in one Day, without having any visible Means of maintaining himself in such a Manner. Mr. Jones, who was the Prisoner's Neighbour, took particular Notice of his coming home drunk, about 7 a Clock that Morning the Burglary was committed. And some other Circumstances concurring to raise a Suspicion of the Prisoner, he was apprehended. Some of the stoln Plate was found in his necessary House; and a piece of an Iron Bar in his Chamber, the other broken part of which was left in the Prosecutor's Cellar. The Prisoner was drinking in a Coffee-House near the Prosecutor's, till Mid-night; which was about two Hours before the Burglary; for betwixt 2 and 3 a Clock that Morning, the Prosecutor's Drawer was found in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields.

The Prisoner thus made his Defence. I left the Coffee-House in Clare-street about 12 at Night, I was drunk, I crost the Way, and betwixt Mr.Cross's Ware-House, and the Fishmongers; I stumbled over something, and being just under a Lamp, I lookt about and saw lying there, the Plate that was found in my Vault, and the Piece of Iron that was found in my Chamber. From whence I went to Drury-Lane, and pickt up a Blackamoor Woman, and from her I went to the Night-House, and so home to my Wife in the Morning. Guilty . Death .

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John Byrom , was indicted for stealing 36 Bottles , the Goods of Edward Beaven , Feb. 10 . Acquit .

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Bridget Farrel , was indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon , the Goods of Sir Thomas Ambrose , February 2. Guilty .

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Elizabeth Ward , was indicted for stealing 2 Wigs , the Goods of Will. Shaw , Oct. 14 . Guilty 10 d.

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Judith Thomson , was indicted for stealing a pair of Sheets , the Goods of John Cook , January 20 . Guilty 10 d.

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Mary Plowright , was indicted for stealing 5 Yard of Dunjar , the Goods of Edward Sheltram , Jan. 25 . Guilty .

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James Leg , was indicted for stealing a Silver Salt, and a pair of Stockings , the Goods of Christopher Berwick , November 17 . Guilty 10 d.

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George Raven , was indicted for stealing a Coat, a Wastecoat, and a Pocket-book , the Goods of John Moor , December 23 . Guilty 10 d.

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Alice Hibball , was Indicted for stealing a Silver Plate , February 16 . Guilty .

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Samuel Millington , was indicted for the Murder of Richard Witchell , by striking, fracturing, and mortally bruising his left Leg, near the Ancle, on the 10th of February ; of which he languisht till the 24th of the same Month, and then dy'd . He was a 2d Time indicted on the Coroners Inquest for Manslaughter.

On the whole Evidence, the Fact appeared thus. The Deceas'd was drinking in the Kitchen, in the Hoop and Griffin Tavern, in Thames-street . The Prisoner came into the same Room. The Deceas'd asked him if he was not a Bricklayer , and if his Name was not Sam. Millington, to which the Prisoner answer'd, Yes. Why then you are a Scrub, says the Deceas'd - A Scrub? For what? - I'll tell you for what. Don't ye remember that about 12 Years ago, I fought with your Friend Bond, a Carpenter, at the Castle in Angel-street in St: Martin's - Well and what then? - And don't ye remember that you parted us by taking me off. - Suppose I did? - Why then, I say you are a Scrub, and a Scoundrel for your Pains, for if you had let us alone, I should have beat him. - You' a' beat him! No, that's a great Mistake of yours! he would have beat you, and therefore instead of calling me Scrub, you ought to give me a Bottle. - A Mistake of mine! Why I could have beat him or you either at that Time of Day, and I can still, for all I am grown so fat. I'll fight you for a Guinea, and here it is. - You're not in earnest sure? - By G - d but I am. - I shan't believe it, till I see you pull off your Hat and Wig. - Why then there's my Hat, and there's my Wig. Now cover the Guinea. The Prisoner taking off his own Hat and Wig, answer'd no, if I fight it shall be for no more than a Bottle, tho' I had rather give you a Bottle and let it alone. But since you will needs sight, there's the first Blow, and in so saying, he in a jocular Manner gave the Deceas'd a gentle Tap or Stroke upon the Cheek. D - ye for a Cowardly Dog. (says the Deceas'd) don't stroke me, but strike as hard as you can. I wont take the Law of ye. After this, as Mr. Burleigh made Oath the first Blow was given by the Deceas'd, who struck the Prisoner on the Stomach, and tore his Shirt; but most of the other Witnesses depos'd that they did not see that, but did believe that the Prisoner struck first. However they both fell to fighting. The Deceas'd endeavour'd to strike the Prisoner, but the Prisoner knockt the Deceas'd down three Times. He rose again, and before his third Rising, somebody pusht open the Door, and in shutting it again, his Heel was catch'd betwixt the Door, and the Door-case, and he hastily endeavouring to get up, gave his Leg such a Wrench as dislocated his Ancle, upon which they sent for a Surgeon.

Charles Whadcock the Surgeon thus depos'd. Being sent for, to set the broken Leg of the Deceas'd, I saw the Tibia (or great Bone of his Leg) forced quite thro' the Skin, and hung over his Shoe. He being of a very ill Habit of Body, his Leg presently morrify'd, upon which, after advising with other Surgeons, I cut it off. He fell into a Fever and dy'd delirious.

The Widow of the Deceas'd depos'd, that her Husband a little before his Death, said to her, Sam. Millington was the Cause of my Death, he has ow'd me a Spite these Twelve Years, and now he has paid me. The Jury brought in their Verdict, Accidental Death .

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John Oneby , was indicted for the Murder of William Gower , Esq ; by maliciously giving him with a drawn Sword, in the left Part of his Belly, near the Navel, one mortal Wound of the Breadth of one Inch and an half, and the Depth of ten Inches. on the 2d of February , of which he languisht till the next Day. and then dy'd . He was a 2d Time indicted on the Coroners Inquisition for the said Murder.

Thomas Hawkins thus depos'd. On the 2d of February about 10 at Night, Mr. Blunt, the Deceas'd, the Prisoner, and my self went to the Castle-Tavern in Drury-lane ; where, in about half an Hour, Mr. Rich came to us. About the fourth or fifth Bottle, Box and Dice were call'd for, and Dice laid on the Table, I dont know by whom. The Box and Bottle went round together, and tho' we plaid so low, as not to set above half a Guinea, yet I had no great Inclination to it, and especially to set the Prisoner; and therefore after a trifling Loss, I declined the Play. The Prisoner exprest a Disgust at it, but I told him I should follow my own Inclination, without regarding whether or no it was agreeable to his Humour. They continued playing: The Deceas'd lost 30 Shillings. Mr. Rich said, Who will set me Three half Crowns? Upon which the Deceas'd took something out of his Pocket, and laid on the Table, but conceal'd it with his Hand, and said, I'll set you 3 Pieces; and then taking his Hand away we saw 3 Half-pence. This was not offer'd to the Prisoner, but he appear'd to be much affronted. He said it was very impertinent to set 3 Half-pence, or Words to that Effect. The Deceas'd ask'd him what he meant by impertinent. You're an impertinent Puppy, says the Prisoner; to which the Deceas'd reply'd, The Man that calls me Puppy, is a Rascal or a Scoundrel, I can't tell which, He had hardly spoke, when the Prisoner snatch'd up a Bottle, and with Violence threw it at his Head, which beat some Powder out of his Wig, but did him no hurt. He in return Tost a Glass (or a Candlestick) I can't tell which, for both fell down, at the Prisoner, but it did not reach him. They both rose up together, and went to their Swords; which hung up in the Room. The Deceas'd being quickest got his Sword first, and drew it, and stood still in a Posture of Defence, at a good Distance from the Prisoner, who was advancing, and drawing his Sword to meet him, but Mr. Rich stept in between, and prevented him, The Deceas'd then threw away his Sword, and they all sat down again, and drank for about half an Hour: When the Deceas'd offering his Hand to the Prisoner, said to this Effect. We have had hot Words. Major, you was the Aggressor: But let us be reconcil'd. To which the Prisoner answer'd to this Effect, No, D - n ye, I'll have your Blood; and turning to me he said, Hawkins, You was the Occasion of this. Why then, says I. If you have any Thing to say to me, I am your Man, and I'll see you out. No, says he, I have another Chap first. In about half an Hour after this, which was near 3 in the Morning, the Company broke up. I went out first, and coming to the Street Door, I saw it rain; I waited a little, and not seeing the rest of the Company come down, return'd to the Room, and found the Deceas'd wounded, and leaning on a Chair in a languishing Condition. He dy'd the next Morning. I knew him intimately well, and dont believe that there was a sweeter Temper'd Man in the World.

John Rich thus depos'd. I and some others, among whom were the Prisoner and the Deceas'd, went together to see the New Tragedy of Hecuba. We sat together in the Pit, and the Deceas'd and the Prisoner appear'd to be good Friends all the Time of the Play, and when it was over, I left them for a little while, and met them again at the Castle. The Prisoner and I call'd for Box and Dice, which not being to be had, the Prisoner call'd for a Pepper Box, and it was brought. I saw Dice lying on the Table, but knew not how they came there. I laid down 3 half Crowns. The Major set me: I threw. Seven was the Main, and Six the Chance. The Deceas'd put down 3 half Pence against me, and said, Here, I'll set ye 3 Pieces; I said I was not at the Brass. The Prisoner call'd him an impertinent Puppy: Says the Deceas'd, to this effect. I am not afraid of ye; he that calls me Impertinent is a Rascal At these Words, the Prisoner threw a Bottle at him, which brusht his Wig as it past; and he in return tost a Glass. Then they both took their Swords; the Deceas'd drew his, and stood ready to defend himself; but made no Offer to push at the Prisoner. There was a Table and Chair betwixt them. The Prisoner was coming forward to engage with him; but I stept between, and told him if he made a Longe it must be thro' my Body; which as I was unarm'd would be Wilful Murder. The Deceas'd then threw away his Sword, and they both sat down again; the Deceas'd put his Hand forward, and said to the Prisoner, Come, Major, let us be reconcil'd: We have had Words in heat, but they ought to be forgiven and forgot. To which the Prisoner passionately answer'd. to this effect G - D - ye you lie - I'll have your Blood by G - a. When we all got up to go, the Prisoner hung his great Coat upon his Shoulders, and I think button'd it in one or two places. Mr. Hawkins went out first. Mr. Blunt next, the Deceas'd follow'd him, I the Deceas'd, and the Prisoner last, but he was hardly out of the Room, when he call'd to the Deceas'd. Hark ye, young Gentleman, I have something to say to ye. The Deceas'd went back, they both re-enter'd the Room; the Door was immediately shut last; I heard a Clashing of Swords, and a great stamp upon the Floor, as if made by the Prisoner, who is a very heavy Man. Mr. Blunt stept back, we endeavour'd to get in, but could not immediately open the Door; but at last by the Drawers Assistance, we got in. Mr. Blunt first and I close behind him. The Prisoner was then next to

the Door, and standing with his Sword drawn in his Right Hand the Point of it toward the Deceas'd, whom he held by the shoulder with his Left Hand. I think the Deceas'd had then no Sword in his Hand, and I soon afterwards found it close to the Wall, behind the Foldings of the Table. It was greasy 4 or 5 Inches from the Point. The Deceas'd clos'd with the Prisoner, but in such a manner as if he rather fell towards him thro' Weakness, than otherwise; which makes me think the Wound was given him before we came in. We put him in a Chair, and sent for a Surgeon. I receiv'd a little Prick with (as I suppose) the Major's Sword, but I believe it was accidentally, while I endeavour'd to part them. Mr. Blunt receiv'd a dangerous Wound in the Belly, but I am ignorant by what Means. I told the Prisoner that I was afraid he had kill'd the Deceas'd. No. No, says he, I have only frighted him; but suppose I had kill'd him, I know what I do in such Affairs; for if I had kill'd him to Night (while the Quarrel was fresh) I should have had the Law on my Side. I asked the Deceas'd on his Death Bed if he receiv'd the Wound fairly, and he answer'd faintly. I - think - I - did - but - I dont know - what might have happened - if you - had not - come in - The former Part of the preceeding Depositions, being confirm'd by Michael Blunt , he thus went on. After the throwing of the Bottle, I being apprehensive that their Quarrel would break out again next Day; I invited the Company to dine together, in hopes to bring them to a Reconciliation, and thereby prevent farther Mischief. The Prisoner answer'd my Offer, with, No, G - d D - n ye all, I'll dine with none of ye. I heard the Prisoner call back the Deceas'd, and he was no sooner got into the Room again, but the Door was shut violently, and I heard the Clashing of Swords. When I got in, I did not see that the Deceas'd had any Sword in his Hand; he was sinking forwards, and I going to a assist him, receiv'd a Wound in my Belly, which I was afraid was mortal, but I cannot tell how, or by whom it was given: but I believe not by the Deceas'd, who had no Sword in his Hand, not was in a Condition to wound me.

Mr. Shaw the Surgeon thus depos'd. I found the Deceas'd languishing in a Chair, his Guts appear'd on the Wound, and were mortifying by being expos'd to the Air. I drest him and sent him home, but the next Day I found a second Rupture of his Intestines. He dyed soon after, and that Wound was the Cause of his Death.

The Prisoner thus made his Defence. The Dice and Pepper Box were call'd for, but not by me. I flung a Main and past it about. Mr. Hawkins refus'd. I told him I thought there was as good Fellowship in a little play, as in altogether drinking: At last the Deceas'd offer'd to set 3 half Pence; I told him it was very impertinent. He call'd me Rascal. You impertinent Puppy, says I, what do ye mean by that; and taking up a Flask I threw it towards him. He threw a Glass at any Hand, and immediately drew his Sword. I told him in so doing he acted very basely, and so I sat down again. When the Company was going, I put on my great Coat, which I think did not look as if I had any Thought of fighting. But the Deceas'd and I being the two last in the Room, be no sooner saw the rest of the Company gone, but he slung the Door to, and drew upon me. I was oblig'd to draw in my own Defence, and in parrying with him, I receiv'd 3 Wounds, one on my Knee, another across my Finger, and a third on my Buttock; which last I receiv'd when I clos'd him, for he then endeavour'd to stab me in the Back, and it must be by him that Mr. Blunt receiv'd his Wound, when he came to part us.

The Drawer thus depos'd. When I enter'd the Room I saw the Deceas'd and the Prisoner both with their Swords in their Hands, pointing towards each other, the Deceas'd closed with the Prisoner, but so as if he was rather falling than pushing, the Prisoner had hold of the Deceas'd with his Left Hand, for as soon as we parted them, the Deceas'd was so weak that he could not stand. I did not see him stab the Prisoner behind. But I cry'd out to the Prisoner, for God Sake what are ye doing.

Mr. Burdet, a Surgeon thus depos'd. The next Day in the Evening, the Prisoner sent for me to the House of Mrs. Gardiner, in Dean-street, near Red-Lyon-Square; where he had conceal'd himself. He desir'd me to dress his Wounds, of which he had three, as he now says, but none of them were the Depth of a Quarter of an Inch. Mrs. Gardner depos'd to the same Effect.

Some Points of Law arising from the Evidence, the Jury gave in a Special Verdict: which is to be determin'd by the Judges .

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William Gates , alias Vulcan , being attainted of Felony, by not surrendring himself within 40 Days after the Publication of an Order of Council requiring him so to do , he was brought to the Bar, and asked what he had to say why Judgment of Death should not be past upon him; to which he answered, that he was not the same, Man, and that his Name was William Yates , and not Gates.

He stood convicted of Felony, on a Clause in an Act of the 9th year of the King, commonly called The Black Act, which provides, That if Information is given upon Oath, before two Justices of the Peace, of any Person who has been guilty of any of the Offences mentioned in the said Act: And if that Information is certify'd to the Secretary of State, and by him laid before the King in Council; and thereupon an Order of Council is issued out, requiring the Prisoner to surrender himself within 40 Days after the Date thereof, and if on two Market Days, and in two Market Towns in the County, where the Offence is committed, the said Order is openly read, and then affixed in a publick Place in the said Markets, and likewise publish'd in the London Gazette; and if thereupon the Person so requir'd to surrender, does not surrender himself within the limited Time, he shall stand convicted of Felony, the same as if he had been try'd for the said Offences, and thereupon found Guilty .

The Information, the Certificate, the Order of Council, and the proper Publication in July last were fully prov'd, and then Henry Best , and Humphry Buckle depos'd, that the Prisoner was the very Man, against whom they made the Information, that was now read in Court, of his being one of the Men that enter'd Enfield Chace , kill'd two Deer, and shot at these Deponents, that they knew him very well, and that he went by the Name of Will Gates, but was usually call'd Vulcan.

Tho Archer thus depos'd, I have known the Prisoner ever since he came out of Newgate. One Day when I came to shave him, he told me he was a dead Man if he was taken, for his Name was in the News, and therefore he always carry'd Pistols about him, and intended to leave the Country, and then he shew'd me a News Paper, in which William Gates, alias Vulcan, was requir'd to surrender, and he said that he was the Man. The Jury found him to be the same Person. Death .

Reference Number: t17260302-38

Josiah Charleton was indicted for stealing a Silver laced cloth Housing, for a Horse, value 40 s. and a pair of Silver Snuffers, value 13 s, in the dwelling House of the Right Honourable Robert Lord Bingly , December the 10th .

He was a second Time Indicted for stealing two Silver Medals, and 2 Pound of Brass , the Goods of the most noble Henry Duke of Kent , the 13th of Decem . Henry Burleigh thus depos'd, the Prisoner sold me some burnt Lace, and a pair of silver Snuffers; I melted 'em both down, but I remember the Snuffers had the same Coat of Arms, as this Silver has which is my Lord Bingly's, to whom the Prisoner was Footman . He told me that he had accidentally broke the Snuffers, and it would be as much as his Place was worth, if his Lord should know it, and therefore he had bought a new Pair with his own Money, and so had these old ones to sell. As for the Lace, he said it was taken off an old Horse Furniture, and his Lord gave it him - The Goods being mist, and the Prisoner examin'd on Suspicion, he confest he stole 'em. Guilty to the value 39 s.

On the second Indictment, John Paris thus depos'd, about 9 in the Morning, on the Day after the Fire at the Duke of Kent's in St. James's Square . I found the Prisoner in my Lady Dutchess's Closet; I turn'd him out, and sent for a Constable and searcht him. We found upon him this Silver bottom of a Sconce, these 2 Medals, and these Pieces of Brass, which came off her Graces Escritore. Guilty .

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Reference Number: t17260302-39

Thomas Cesar , a Black, was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Sarah Robinson , and stealing 7 Silver Spoons, value 5 l. Headcloths, Ruffles, Smocks, and other Things, the Goods of several Persons, on the 31st of Jan . in the Night . Elizabeth Napper thus depos'd, in the Morning we found that Mrs. Robinson's House in New-Bond-street was broke open, and that the Plate and Linnen was taken away, but they were found again the same Morning upon the Prisoners Bed, in Silver-Court . which is not far from our House. The Watchman and Constable depos'd, that they found the Goods upon the Prisoner, when he was a Bed. Guilty of Felony .

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John Plunket , alias Warren was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Christopher Bowman , and stealing 144 pair of Stockings, value 20 l. the Goods of Christopher Bowman, Sept. 4 in the Night He was a second Time indicted for stealing 10 Fustian Frocks, value 3 l. in the House of John Smith , February the 12th , of both which he was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17260302-41

Francis Baily and Martha Suple , alias Hambleton , were indicted for breaking and entring the House of Michael Thomson , and stealing 10 Pewter Dishes. 52 Plates, 2 Candlesticks, 3 Cloaks, a great quantity of Linnen and other Things . Feb. 4 .

They were a second Timeindicted. for breaking and entring the House of Katherine Andrews , and stealing 9 Dishes,

12 Plates, a Cloak, a Kettle, and many other Things, February 12 in the Night . Elizabeth Thomson thus depos'd. In the Afternoon, Francis Baily and another came to drink at my House, they walked into the Garden, and lookt about 'em here and there and every where, which made me take notice of 'em. I went to Bed about 9, and made all the Doors fast; but in the Morning I found my House broke open, and my Goods gone. Michael Lee thus depos'd, - Part of the Garden Wall was broke down, and a Ladder left standing against it. The Door of the Kitchen, and another Room were broke open, and this Chissel left in the Window.

Katherine Bury thus depos'd, I lived in the same House that the Prisoner lodg'd in, our Land lord Matthew Wildman , was his Comrade, but he is now run away. About 2 a Clock that Morning, as this House was broke open, they brought Home a great parcel of Pewter and Linnen, and sent me to pawn some of them while they staid at the Door to receive the Money. There was no Evidence against Martha Suple, but that she carry'd some of the Linnen to be washt, upon which she was apprehended.

Katherine Andrews thus depos'd, the Prisoner Baily and Wildman came to drink at my House in Knightsbridge , and went away about 9 at Night. I went to Bed at 12, and before 2 the Watch call'd me up, my House was broke, and my Goods taken away. The next Morning as I was crying, a Woman came in and askt me what was the Matter, I told her I was robb'd. Do you know the Thieves says she? No, says I, but I have a Suspicion of 2 Men that were here last Night, because they talkt a little oddly, for they said as how they had a great Loss, and swore as how they'd make it up some way or other, and they carried Pistols, and then she ask'd me what sort of Men they were, and so I subscrib'd 'em to her, whereof she said. She believ'd she knew 'em, and so she directed me to Wildmans House in Westminster, and there I found 'em a drinking of Punch; as for Wildman he got away, but the Constable took the Prisoner Baily, and there I found my Pewter. They had scratch'd my Name out, but I knew it again by the Man's Name that I bought it of, for here it is, - here's T. for Thomas, and W. for Wigmore. The Jury acquitted Martha of both Indictments: But found Francis Baily Guilty of both . Death .

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Ann Bray , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Henry Wise , Esq ; and stealing 2 Knives, and a pair of Gloves February 16 in the Night . She was a second Time indicted for stealing 4 Suits of Headcloths ; the Goods of Ann Coppard Guilty of Felony, value 10 d.

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Reference Number: t17260302-43

Hannah Armstrong , and Elizabeth Strawbridge , alias Morgan , were indicted for privately stealing 2 l 15 s. Jan. 3d

thus depos'd. I was got drunk, and was going Home to my Wife, about 4 in the Morning, but by the Way, I met the Prisoners, they took me by each Arm, and carried me to a Gin Shop, that is kept by Patrick Macclan , in Crown-Court, St. Giles's . As soon as I went in, I took out my Money to see if I had not lost any, I found it was all safe and put it in again. I staid about an Hour, and fell a Sleep, and as soon as I waked I went home, and got to Bed about 6 in the Morning, but I never thought of my Money all this while till I waked again, and then my Wife told me that she had searched my Pockets, and could find but a penny in them Acquitted .

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Christian Wildsmith , alias Flood , and Katherine Nelthrop , were indicted for stealing a Peticoat, a Cloak, 2 Hoods, and a Suit of Cloths , the Goods of William Everet , January 3 Wildsmith was acquitted , and Nelthrop found guilty 10 d.

Katherine Nelthrop, was a 2d Time indicted for stealing a Gown, a Riding hood, and other Things , the Goods of Sarah Jones , Jan. 19 . Guilty 10 d.

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Ann Brigs and Ann Miles , were indicted for stealing 2 Napkins, and 3 Pound of Candles , the Goods of William Cornelius , December 28 . Guilty .

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Jeremy Fitzpatrick and William Smith alias Clark , were indicted for stealing a Cask, and 5 Gallons of Brandy , the Goods of John Emerton , January 3

John Emerton thus depos'd. On the 3d of January in the Afternoon, the Prisoner Smith came to me, and said he wanted half an Anchor of Brandy for a Customer of his. We agreed upon a Price, and that he should pay ready Money if his Friend lik'd it, but that if it did not please, the Porter should bring it back, and he should pay the Porterage. I accordingly sent my Porter with the Cask of Brandy, and gave him strict Orders not to deliver it without Money. The Porter came back with a Cask, but instead of Brandy it was fill'd with Water.

The Porter thus depos'd. I was put the Cask of Prandy in a great Pag. and was carry it along with the Pressoner William Smit to the Anchor Ale-house, in the saffy, and so ass we was coming together, honest Porter says he. If my Friend was like the Brandy, I was kive you the Money for it, put if he ton't, you was take it pack again - Tiss ferry well Sir, says I, and so we came into the House, and I pitcht my Purden upon the Taple and there was the other Pressoner Fitzpatrick, a sitting upon a Pench py the Fire, with a plue Apron on, Come Honesty, says he, sit town while you stand and call for a pint of Peer, and so I tid. And while I was trinking, Smith was take the Cask of Prandy out of the Pag, and let it in a Corner of the Room, behind a Ped or a Screen, and was traw same in a Class, and pring it to Fitzpatrick. Here Lantlort, says he, see how you was like this Prandy. So when Fitzpatrick was trink some of it. Fait now, says he, I was not like it at all, she Prandy that you prought me pefore was after pang potter as this. Inteet. says Smith. I am ferry sorry you was not like the Prandy; put since it is so, the Porter must cen carry it pack again. And so he was go to the Ped Side, and pring out my Pag with a Cask in it, and I was take it upon my Pack, and carry it home; put when I was open it, the Piffel a pit of Prandy was there, for it was full of Water.

Edward Freeman thus depos'd. I and the Prisoner Fitzpatrick are both Lodgers in the same House. On the 3d of January in the Morning, he brought an empty half Anchor into my Room, and soon after carry'd it away again. I went down into the Yard, and there I saw both him and Smith filling the same Cask with Water. Fitzpatrick told me that Smith had accidentally spilt some Brandy, and they were filling the Cask with Water again, to see how much was lost. When they had fill'd it they carried it out, but whether or no they went to the Anchor Ale-house, I cannot tell.

Mrs. - thus depos'd. The Prisoners brought this Cask of Water to our House ( Mr. Dockrell's at tho Anchor in the Savoy ) and there they blackt it, to make it look old. Smith went out, and Fitzpatrick put on a blue Apron, which I never saw him wear before, but I suppose he did it, that he might pass for the Landlord of the House. He was sitting by the Fire, when Smith return'd with the Porter, who pitch'd his Bag with a Cask in it, upon the Table; Smith took the Cask out, and carry'd it behind the Screen, while the Porter was drinking by the Fire; and afterwards I saw him put a Cask into the Porters Bag, and send him away; and as soon as the Porter was gone, Smith and Fitzpatrick carry'd out another Cask between them.

Smith thus made his Defence. I made a fair Agreement for the Brandy, and if the Distiller has been cheated, I suppose it was done by the Porter. I am sure Fitzpatrick is innocent of the Matter, for I myself know nothing of it.

Fitzpatrick made his Defence. Arra fait if I dont make my Innoshence appear, I will be after forfeiting both my Head and Ears to thish honourable Court; and in the first Plaush consherning the Cashk of Water. Why fait now, Smith only took down an empty Cashk of Water that lay upon the Ground, to shee whether or no it wash leaky; and ash I hope to be shav'd that ish all that I know of the Matter. And ash for my wearing a blue Apron, if you pleash to be after ashking any Body that knowsh it, they will tell you that I kept an Ale-house twelve Yearsh ago, but meeting with Mishfortunes, I wash forsh'd to leave it off, and turn Merchant , and sho I took a Room up two pair of Stairsh. and should Brandy; and therefore I hope thish honourable Court will be after taking it into Conshideration, for I have got a Wife and four shmall Families. The Jury found them both Guilty .

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Reference Number: t17260302-47

Elizabeth Lyon , alias Sheppard, alias Edgworth Bess , (Relict, of the memorable Jack Sheppard ) was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Edward Bury , and stealing 6 Silver Spoons, a pair of Silver Tongs, a Silver Strainer, a Gown, and a Handkerchief, on the 31st of January , in the Night .

Ann Bury thus depos'd. My Husband is a Hog-Butcher , and our House is in Clerkenwell . On Monday Morning I went out very early to Market, and when I return'd I found my Window open, which I think I left fast shut, tho' indeed there was a pane of Glass broke out of it. I presently mist the Goods, and suspected John Smith , who had workt at the Trade for my Husband, but had been gone away about 2 Weeks, and we heard he kept Company with the Prisoner; we went to her House, and found him, and here he is. I found my Handkerchief upon Elizabeth Seymour , who says she had it from the Prisoner.

John Smith thus depos'd. I was drinking with the Prisoner in White-Cross-street, and she perswaded me to rob

my Masters House, and said she'd go with me, and put me in the Way. So I was drunk and we went togegether. Twas between 4 and 5 in the Morning. There was a Cart standing under my Mistresses Window. I got into the Cart and taking hold of the Casement, I found that it only stood a jar, and so got in, and gave the Goods out to her.

Elizabeth Seymour thus depos'd. This Handkerchief I had of the Prisoner. - I sell a Dram of Gin now and then, in Peter's lane, behind Hicks's-Hall. About 5 a Clock that Morning as Mrs. Bury was robb'd, the Prisoner and Smith knockt me up. She call'd for a Dram, and pulling out half a Dozen Tea Spoons, she kist them, and said, These were left me by my Dear, John Sheppard, and I have just fetcht them out of Pawn.

The Prisoner in her Defence said that Smith pickt her up in the Street, and gave her these Spoons to lye with her; and truly she thought she might as well earn them that Way herself, as to let another do it. Guilty of Felony .

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Reference Number: t17260302-48

Hannah Penny , was indicted for stealing 3 Sheets, a Smock, a Box-Iron, and other Things , the Goods of Henry Love . Guilty .

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Reference Number: t17260302-49

Lawrence Simpson , and William Swift , were indicted, for that they with Robert Cable , in an open Place near the Highway, did assault Mary Cassel , put her in fear, and take from her 4 Table Cloths, 8 Napkins, 2 Smocks, a Gown and other Things, the Goods of William Audley , Jan. 10.

They were a second Time indicted, for assaulting John Hickenbotham , in an open Place near the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him 2 Smocks, 2 Napkins, and other Things, the Goods of Frances Parnell . Widow .

Mary Cassel thus depos'd Between 6 and 7 at Night, my Master John Hickenbotham and I were going along Islington Causey , each of us with a Bundle of Cloths: Four Men met us, and when we were past 'em, they stood talking a little, and then came back again, one of them said, keep up to the Wall Child, for fear ye fall in the Ditch; but another, holding out a Pistol, cry'd stand and deliver, or G - D - your Bloods, I'll shoot ye both. They took our Bundle away. and I offer'd to run, but they Swore we were both dead if we stir'd an Inch before they were gone. There was a Lamp about 6 Yards off, by the Light of which, I plainly saw the Face of Swift, and knew him again, but I can't be positive to the other. John Hickenbotham depos'd the same, but could not swear to either of the Prisoners.

John Harvey thus depos'd. Coming from Islington, I met Jack Barton , and Bob Cable in the Road, and ask'd 'em what they did there so late, they told me they waited for a Man, and knowing one of them to be a Bailiffs follower, I thought they were only setting somebody for an Arrest. John Barton appaear'd to give Evidence against the Prisoners, but there being an Indictment found against him for Burglary, he was not allowed to be a Witness. Simpson was acquitted , and Swift found Guilty of the first indictment Death .

Reference Number: t17260302-50

Ann Howard , and Isabel Hughs , were indicted for stealing 3 Stone of Powder'd Beef, a Stone of Pork, and 15 Pound of Candles , the Goods of Richard French , Jan 21 . Hughs was acquitted , and Howard Guilty. value 10 d.

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Isabel Hughs , was a second Time indicted for stealing a Petticoat , the Goods of Benjamin Hickman , Jan. 29 . Guilty 10 d.

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Margaret Birch , was indicted for stealing a porridge Pot, a Sauce-pan and a Stew-pan , the Goods of George Chambers , Feb. 19 . Guilty .

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Mary Cater , was indicted for privately stealing 35 s. the Money of Will Pew.

William Pew thus depos'd. I went in by myself, to drink at the Bull and Butcher in Long-lane . I saw the Prisoner up and down the House, and thought she was one that belong'd to it. At last she came and sat down by me, and ask'd me if I would not drink to her: I told her yes, and while I was drinking, she thrust her Hand into my Pocket, and took out my Money, and thrust it into her Bosom, I catch'd hold of her Hand, but she got away, and run to the Woman of the House. I call'd the Watch, and we search'd her, and found only 6 Shillings upon her, one of which was in her Shoe. The Prisoner said in her Defence, that the Prosecutor was drunk, and pickt her up, and carry'd her into that Ale-House, but that she never saw any of his Money, and tho'd they search'd her from top to bottom, they could find nothing about her, but what was her own, and therefore she thought it very hard that the Court did not Order the Constable to return her the Six Shillings that he took from her, Guilty 10 d.

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Joseph Wilson , of Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing 30 Pound of Tobacco, 2 Cannisters of Snuff, 20 Guineas, and 2 Quarter Broad Pieces , the Goods of George and, Edward Thorowgood , Jan. 10 . It appear'd that the Prisoner was the Prosecutors Servant . and at Several Times took the Money out of the Till, and that he and Charles Hungate , a Stationers Prentice in Southwark, used to embezzle and barter their Masters Goods with each other, for which Hungates Master sent him to Bridewell. Guilty .

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Reference Number: t17260302-55

Jane Bury , was indicted for stealing a Saucepan, a Handkerchief and Flower-box, the Goods of Edw Emery , and a Pewter Pot, the Goods of Stephen Cannon , Feb. 14 . Guilty 10 d.

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Reference Number: t17260302-56

George Watton , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, a Silver Salver, 3 Silver Salts, 3 Silver Spoons, and a Silver Porringer , the Goods of William Bland , Jan 20 .

It appear'd that the Prosecutor lost the Goods from Milton, near Gravesend , where he liv'd, and that he publish'd Advertisements of 'em, by which Means the Prisoner was taken with the Goods upon him in London; he made some frivolous Excuses of his finding 'em in a Dunghil. Several Persons of Good Repute appear'd in Favour of his Character, from whom it appear'd that he had heretofore lived in good Credit, and had been a Partner with the Prosecutor. Guilty .

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John Barton , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Richard Askew , and stealing 2 Gold Chains. 5 Gold Necklaces, 17 Snuff Boxes, 72 Tea Spoons, and other Goods . Aug. 1 .

Richard Askew thus depos'd. I keep a Goldsmiths Shop in Barbican . I went to Bed on the first of August about 12, and left my Kinswoman to fasten the Doors, which I believe she did. - But she is not here to prove it - The Watch rais'd me about 3. My Shop was broke open, and my Goods gone.

William Marjoram thus depos'd. I and the Prisoner committed this Fact about peep of Day. We cut a whole in the Window. Shutter, and so unpin'd it, took it down and rifled the Shop. We carry'd the Place into the Fields, where we hid it 'till Night, and then fetch'd it away and divided it. Guilty of Felony .

John Barton, was a second Time indicted for breaking and entring the House of Edward Watts , and stealing 50 Pieces of printed Linnen, 10 Pieces of Turky Cotton, and 10 Pieces of Dutch Holland, Sept. 23 in the Night .

Edward Walter depos'd. That he about 9 at Night, fasten'd his Doors himself, and went to bed. That the Watch call'd him up about 3, when he found that his Shop was broke open, and that he had lost Goods to the value of above 200 l.

William Marjoram thus depos'd. I and the Prisoner broke open the Shop, and took out a Sackful of Goods, and carry'd 'em to a House in White Horse-Alley in Chick-Lane, and there I sold my Part to the Prisoner, for 4 l. Guilty of Felony .

John Barton , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was a third Time indicted for breaking and entring the House of Sarah Higgs , and stealing from thence 100 Pair of Stockings, value 25 l and other Things, the Goods of Sarah Higgs on the 30th of June last, in the Night Time .

Sarah Higgs depos'd. That she made fast her Shop at Night, when she went to Bed, but being call'd up by the Watch about 3 in the Morning, she found that one of her Window-Shutters was cut: 2 of 'em taken down, and the Goods in the Indictment lost.

William Marjoram thus depos'd. About 2 in the Morning. I and the Prisoner broke open the House in Chancery-Lane , and stole a great parcel of Stockings, and Milliners Goods We bored Holes in the Shutter, and then cut one Hole into another, pull'd out the Pin, and took down the Shutter. I got in and fill'd a great Sack, and handed it out to the Prisoner. We sold 'em at a Lump for 3 l. to Nell Gaton . Who then lived in Newtoners-Lane; but she is now in the Marshalsea. When I had surrendered my self, and was going before a Justice, the Prisoner fir'd a Pistol at me hard by Goldsmiths-Hall, but the Bullet went over my Head.

John Bishop , and - Smith thus depos'd. We went to Marjoram in New Prison, and he told us that he believed we might find the Prisoner at Black-Mary's-Hole. We went that Way, and met him in a Path betwixt Black-Mary's-Hole and the Spaw. He took out 2 Pistols, and swore he'd fire at us. You must be quick then says smith, for if you dont fire, I will, and immediately he shot first at the Prisoner, and wounded him in the Thigh. Guilty . Death .

Reference Number: t17260302-58

John Morrel , was indicted for stealing a Horse-cloth, a pair of Spurs , the Goods of several Persons, Dec.31 . Acquitted .

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Thomas Bird , and Jonathan Newmarsh , were indicted for privately stealing from Hester Shaw 3 l. the Money of her Husband Thomas Shaw , Feb. 28 .

Hester Shaw thus depos'd. On Monday Night last, betwixt 7 and 8, as I was coming over London-Bridge, there was a stop of Coaches, and a great Crowd. The Prisoner jostled against me several Times, and kept very close to me. I went to see the Wax Work last Southwark Fair , and there a Friend of mine shew'd me this Bird along with Betty Wells , and told me what a sort of Fellow he was. I remembered him again, and clapt my Hand upon my Pocket for fear it should be cut, but was cautious to late, for my Pocket was cut and my Money gone, Birds Hand was then at my side, and Newmarsh stood close too him: I cry'd out, but they slipt between the Coaches and got away. I had heard that the most likely Place to find 'em at, was a scandalous House, a Harbour for Rogues in Bird-Cage-Alley, in the Mint, 'tis the Bell and 7 Stars, or the Bell and Garter, I forgot which, but 'tis kept by - Fitzgerald, and Irishman. I took Assistance, went thither and found 'em both, the same Night. Guilty 10 d. each.

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Reference Number: t17260302-60

Mary Hall , was indicted for stealing 3 Ells of Holland, a Suit of Headcloths, and other Goods to the value of 44 s. in the House of Paul Ambrose Shute .

She was a second Time indicted for stealing a Blanket, a Childs Frock, and a Cap , the Goods of Paul Ambrose Shuts Jan. 30 . Guilty 39 s.

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Benjamin Reeves . and John Rossiter , were indicted for stealing 31 Yards of Woollen Cloth, value 20 Pound , the Goods of John Crips , Nov. 4 They were a second Time indicted for stealing 76 Yards of Woollen Cloth, value 18 l. the Goods of Tho Weatley . Feb. 6 . They were a third Time indicted for stealing 28 Yards of Woolen Cloth, value 12 l , the Goods of Samuel Page , Dec. 10 . It appear'd that the Prisoner robb'd the West Country Waggons, betwixt Turnham Green , and Kensington . Some of the Goods were advertis'd, and one of the Prisoners apprehended upon his bringing them to Pawn, they both confest the Fact. Guilty .

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Reference Number: t17260302-62

Thomas Anderson , Nathaniel Young , Joseph Walker , Thomas Clark , alias Dolly Prior , and Ann Ellwood , alias Babel , were indicted, the Boys for privately stealing 3 Brass Molds, value 20 s. Blankets Pillows, Bolsters, and other Things, in the Warehouse of Oliver Slowcock , and Thomas Williford , and the Girl for receiving the same. knowing 'em to be stoln She was found Guilty of the Indictment, and all the Boys Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d. each.

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Robert Burcher , was indicted for stealing the Iron work from 3 Ploughs , the Goods of Thomas Franklin , Feb. 23 . Guilty .

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Richard Hardy , was indicted for stealing 43 Plains, 3 Saws, and 10 Chissels , the Goods of Charles Clark . Feb. 17 . Acquitted .

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Thomas Carpenter , was indicted for stealing a Sheet, and a Blanket , the Goods of his Majesty , Feb. 8 Guilty 10 d.

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John Pendergrass , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for conspiring with Thomas Dursly (since dead) and Robert Irwin , to break and enter the House, steal the Goods, and put in Danger the Life of John Bramston , and endeavouring to persuade Robert Blake to be an Accomplice thereto . Guilty .

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17260302-67

George Ridgely , was indicted for stealing 100 Weight of Nails, and an Iron Gouge , the Goods of Christopher Hancock . It appear'd the Prisoner was a Person of very good Credit, and that he had bought the Gougeamong other old Iron in his Shop. It was valued at but a Penny, nothing was said against him about the Nails. Acquitted .

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Peter Andrew Poupie , was indicted for stealing 2 Pearl Necklaces, value 5 s. and 4 Ounces of Human Hair, value 50 s. in the House of Joseph Carpenter . Feb. 3 Guilty 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

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Christian Campbel , alias Toms , was indicted for stealing a Smock, a Shirt, and other Things , the Goods of Moses Fidoe , Dec. 27 Guilty .

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Sarah Philips , was indicted for stealing 22 s. the Money of Hester Primer , Feb. 13 . Acquitted .

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Mary Jones , was indicted for stealing a Neck and Breast of Mutton , the Goods of Richard Whitcomb . Guilty 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Mary Slider , was indicted for stealing 2 Shirts, and a Laced Head , the Goods of Thomas Shelton , Jan 25 . Guilty 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

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Jonathan Mollineux , was indicted for privately stealing in the Shop of Alexander Holloway , a Sugar Loaf. value 10 s. Guilty 4 s. 10 d.

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John Grimes , Isaac Wise , and Mary Pestel , were indicted for stealing 2 Sheets, 8 Smocks, and other Linnen , the Goods, of Margaret Jennings . Wise and Pestel were Acquitted , and Grimes found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

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Jeremy Ayres , was indicted for stealing 5 Ling, and 7 Cod , the Goods of William Lillet . Guilty 10 d.

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Richard Haddock , alias Rochford , was indicted for assaulting John Wilcox , in the House of John Efflet , near the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Hat . The Prosecution appear'd so villainous, that when the Jury had Acquitted the Prisoner; the Court granted him a Copy of his Indictment, and committed the Prosecutor (Corporal Wilcox) to Newgate for Perjury.

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John Carpenter , was indicted for stealing a Cock and two Hens , the Goods of Andrew Henly . Guilty .

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Susan Street , was indicted for stealing 3 pair of Stays, 4. Handkerchiefs , &c the Goods of Frederick Bush ; and Elizabeth Gibbons for receiving the same knowing them to be stoln , February 19 Gibbons was acquitted , and Street guilty .

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Elizabeth Vaughan was indicted for stealing a Handkerchief, and two Caps , the Goods of Nicholas Duncan , February 7. and Elizabeth Brown for receiving the same knowing them to be stoln . Acquitted .

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John Ray and William Newman , were indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch, from William Vanhorn , February 10 .

William Vanhorn thus depos'd. I had been a merry Making till 4 in the Morning, and in my way home I call'd at a Night-Cellar at Charing Cross , where I found the Prisoners, I drank with them; I was drunk and fell a sleep. My Landlord awaked me, and I mist my Watch. but Newman was gone. Ray being examin'd, confest that he saw Newman creep under the Table, and take the Watch out of his Pocket. Richard Roberts (the Landlord of the Night-Cellar) thus depos'd. I made enquiry after Newman, and in 3 Days I found him. He confest to me that he had the Prosecutors Watch, and had given it to Elizabeth Box to pawn it for him, to Mr. Clark - I went to Mr. Clark's and there found it. The Prisoner Newman in his Defence said, that he won the Watch of the Prosecutor at Cards. But that Excuse appeared frivolous, by the Evidence of several, who saw that the Prosecutor had Silver and Gold about him when he lost his Watch. Ray was acquitted , and Newman found guilty . Death .

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Robert Allibourn was indicted for breaking and entring the House of George Earl of Cornwall , in the Kingdom of Scotland , with an Intent to steal the Goods of the said Earl, February 24 . in the Night . It appear'd that the Prisoner enter'd the House, but it was not then quite Night. The Jury acquitted him, but he was order'd to remain till next Sessions, to be then try'd for the Trespass .

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Thomas Newbury , was indicted for stealing 20 s. the Money of Gilbert Leeds , February 13. Acquit .

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George Kennet , was indicted for stealing a Coat , the Goods of Jane Dimock . Guilty .

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John Mills was indicted for stealing an Iron Grate , the Goods of Thomas Ball . Guilty .

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Ann Botler , alias Margaret Jones , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring , the Goods of Griffith Loyd . Guilty .

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Mary Philips , alias Katherine Dennis , and Mary Revel were indicted for stealing 3 Suits of Apparel, 32 pieces of Silks and Stuffs, 3 pair of Silk Stockings, a Tea Kettle, a Coffee Pot, a large Quantity of Linnen. Bedding, and about 5 l. in Money , the Goods, and Money of Thomas Fletcher . Feb. 19 .

It appear'd that Mary Philips was Servant to the Prosecutor, and being left at home with only a Child. She bundled up the Goods, put them into a Coach, and she and Revel went away with them. They were taken up, and the Goods found upon. Philips was found guilty , and Revel acquitted, but she was order'd to remain till next Sessions, to be then try'd for feloniously receiving the said Goods .

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Ann Brotherton , was indicted for stealing 4 Plates. 2 Sheets, and a Brass Pot , the Goods of John Beddal . Acquitted .

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Samuel Johnson , alias King Cabbage , was indicted for stealing 4 Coach Seats , the Goods of Bridget Buckley , February 12 . Guilty .

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James alias Jacob Arnold , was indicted for stealing 20 pound of Pork , the Goods of Will. Taylor , Guilty 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

[Transportation. See summary.]

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Katherine Jones , was indicted for stealing Blankets, Sheets, and a Brass Pot , the Goods of John Pew . Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

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William Workman , was indicted for stealing several pair of Shoes, and pieces of Leather , the Goods of Thomas Jones and others . Guilty .

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John Southwell , was indicted for stealing 8 Ounces of Piedmont Silk, &c. the Goods of John and Peter Chevalier . Acquitted .

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Elizabeth Fawks , alias Fork , was indicted for stealing a Gown, a Petticoat, a pair of Sheets, and 2 Razors , the Goods, of Thomas Roe Acquitted .

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John Davis , and Joseph Sanders , were indicted for privately stealing 2 Loins, 1 Leg, and 1 Shoulder of Mutton, and 1 Leg of Beef, the whole value 10 s. in the Shop of of John Tovey . Acquit .

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Mossam Wye , was indicted for stealing 20 Yards of Irish Cloth, and 5 Yards of Check Holland , the Goods of Anthony Prat , February 14 Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

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Francis Kates , alias Skates , was indicted for stealing 240 pair of Buckles, 144 Ink Pots, 72 Dozen Buttons, 12 Snuff-Boxes, 120 Cork Screws, 540 Forks, 360 Knives, 6 Cases of Instruments, 168 Pair of Spurs, and other Things , the Goods of Person unknown.

Disney Todd (a Woman) was indicted for harbouring, comforting, and maintaining the said Skates, after she knew he committed the said Felony , and likewise for receiving part of the said Goods knowing them to be stoln . and,

Henry Vie , alias Levy , was indicted for receiving the said Goods, knowing them to be stoln .

The Witnesses thus depos'd. Skates and James Jarrat about 7 at Night, stole the Goods out of the Cart in Holbourn , and carried 'em to Disney Todd's Room in Chick-lane , she entertained them, and carry'd 4 Dozen of the Knives to Mrs. Farmers in Chick-lane, where she sold 'em for 4 Shillings, and there she met with Frank le Vie, (the other Prisoner) who told her he'd buy all that she had. She told Skates and Jarrat of it, and they by Appointment met him late at Night, at the Sheep Pens in Smithfield . They brought with them their Laps full of hard Ware paper'd up, he weighted 'em in his Hand, and demanded their Price for the Lump, which was about 12 l. value, they asked 10 s. 6 d. he bid 'em 6 s, but at last consented to give 'em 9 s. 6 d. and a Pot of Beer, upon Condition that as it was a hard Bargain, they should bring him ano ther odd Parcel, to which they agreed, he paid the Money, and they being Men of Honour and scorning to be worse than their Word, stept Home and brought him, 21 Dozen of Knives to make him amends. As for the rest of the Goods, they were stoln from 'em by Mother Todd. The Jury found 'em all Guilty .

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Richard Pritchard , was indicted for the Murder of William Fenwick , by beating, bruising, and throwing of him to the Ground. on Nov. 25 . of which he instantly dy'd . he was a 2d Time indicted on the Coronors Inquest for Manslaughter. It appear'd that the Deceas'd being drunk at the Baptist Head-Tavern, in White-Cross Street; he begun a quarrel with the Prisoner. and they fought. The Prisoner beat him, notwithstanding which he challeng'd the Prisoner to fight him next Day. and Wagers being laid on both sides, they agreed. Moorffelds was the Scence of Action. They enter'd, shook Hands, and mu u lly began Boxing. Thrice the Prisoner struck the Deceas'd down by a Blow near a the left Ear, from the last of which Falls he was not able to rise again; but lay panting, never spoke more, lived but an Hour after. Mr. Smith the Surgeon depos'd, that he open'd the Head, and found above 2 Ounces of extravasted Blood spilt on the Brains; which was the Cause of his Death, and did believe the breaking of the Blood Vessel was occasion by a Blow. tho' such Effects are common in Apoplective, Fits, but the Blood is hardly every spilt in so large a Quantity. The Jury brought in their Verdict Accidental Death .

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The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth;

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 7.

Robert Hill, Benjamin Jones , Francis Baily , William Yates , William Swift , John Barton , William Newman

Burnt in the Hand, 6.

George Watten . Ann Hibball , John Harris , Ann, Ann Mills , George Kennet .

To be Whipt, 7.

Jacob Arnold . William Walker , Elizabeth Ward , Margaret Birch , Mary Jones , Ann Howard , Katherine Nelthrop.

To be Transported, 65.

William Blowman , John Edgington , John Temple , Walter Thonix . Abraham Gudgeon , Elizabeth Ayres , John Hamson , Richard Hickenbottom , John Glover . Ann Buckingham , Morris Morris , Richard Trueboy . Willam Smllham. Priscilla Walter , Edward Hays , William Marton , John Bowell , William Keeble , Bridget Farrel , Judith Thomson , Mary Plowright , James Leg George Raven , Josiah Charlton , Thomas Casar Ann Broy . Jeremy Fitzpatrick , William Smith , alias Clark, Edgworth Bess, Hannah Penny , Mary Cater , Joseph Wilson Jane Bury , Mossam Wye, Francis Skates , Disney Todd, Henry he Vye, Isabel Hughs , Thomas Bird , Jonathan Newmarsh . Mary Hall, Benjamin Reeves , John Rossiter , Thomas Anderson . Nathaniel Young , Joseph Walker , Thomas Clark , Ann Ellwood , Robert Burcher , Thomas Carpenter , Peter Andrew Poupie , Christian Campbell . Mary Slider . Jonathan Mollineux . John Grimes , Jeremy Ayres , John Carpenter , Susan Street. John Mills , Ann Butler , Mary Philips , Samuel Johnson , James Arnold , Katherine Jones , William Workman .

John Pendergrass , to suffer one Year's Imprisonment, and give Security for three Years after.

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