Old Bailey Proceedings.
24th February 1731
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THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, FOR THE City of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX; ON

Wednesday the 24th, and Thursday the 25th of February 1731, in the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Being the Third SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable HUMPHREY PARSONS , Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1731.

No. III. for the said YEAR.

LONDON:

Printed for T. PAYNE, at the Crown, in Pater-noster-Row. 1731.

(Price Six Pence.)

THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the CITY of LONDON; AND ON

The King's Commission of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey; for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex;

On Wednesday and Thursday, being the 24th and 25th of February 1731, in the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign,

BEFORE the Right Honourable HUMPHREY PARSONS , Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Justice Lee; Mr. Baron Thomson , Recorder of the City of London; and others of His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer for the City of London, and Justices of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

John Bury ,

John Clark ,

Samuel Cook ,

James Eldrige ,

Adam Dennis ,

John Hodges ,

Daniel Millan ,

Richard Mayer ,

Thomas Lancaster ,

Henry Ledbury ,

Thomas Rowland ,

William Holloway ,

Middlesex Jury.

Benjamin Forster ,

Richard Wilder ,

John Wilson ,

Thomas Field ,

Charles Row ,

Percival Dean ,

John Ellis ,

Robert Matthews ,

John Wells ,

Thomas West ,

Robert Anger ,

James Wilson .

Thomas Shippey.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-1
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Thomas Shippey , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Coat , the Property of Peter Rae , the 8th of this Instant February ; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Mary Woodworth, Sarah Birchenough.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-2
VerdictsGuilty > theft under 40s; Guilty
SentencesTransportation

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Mary Woodworth , and Sarah Birchenough , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing three Silver Spoons, and other Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Thomas March , the 9th of this Instant February , and the latter for receiving the said Goods, knowing them to have been stolen .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That Mary Woodworth was Servant to the Prosecutor, and having taken the Goods, gave them to Sarah Birchenough , who was a Chair-Woman that us'd to work at the House, to pawn, and to keep in her Lodgings for her use; accordingly the Goods were found, part at the Pawnbrokers, pawn'd by Birchenough, and the rest in a Box at her Lodgings, Woodworth had nothing to plead in her own Defence, whereupon the Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s. Birchenough owned her having the Goods from Woodworth, but deny'd that she knew them to be stolen by her ; but it appearing by the Evidence, that she did know it, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

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Nehemiah Marshal.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-3
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s

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Nehemiah Marshal , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, in the Shop of Thomas Waston , the 12th of this Instant February .

Edward Ayres depos'd, That the Prisoner came with another Man to his Master's Shop, pretending to buy Handkerchiefs, but offering much less than the Value, went away without buying, and soon after coming in again, wanted to see some Muslin, that while he was shewing his Companion Muslin, the Prisoner was walking forwards and backwards in the Shop, and a piece of Diaper lying in his way, he perceived him to take it up, and put it under his great Coat, and go hastily out of the Shop, his Companion going out at the same time; that he crying out, stop Thief, saw the Prisoner drop the Goods, that himself took them up, and the Prisoner was stopp'd (but his Companion got off) by the next Evidence.

Edward Simon depos'd, That he hearing the former Evidence cry out, stop Thief, saw the Prisoner running, and he stopp'd him, he having dropp'd the Goods; the Fact being plainly prov'd, and the Prisoner having nothing but what was trifling to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

Mary Heskew.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-4
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Mary Heskew , alias King , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linen Shirt , the Property of William Giffard the 6th of this Instant February .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was employ'd as a Washer-woman in the Prosecutor's House, and took the Opportunity to steal the Shirt, which was found where she had pawn'd it; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Thomas Purcel.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-5
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Thomas Purcel , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Looking-Glass, in the Shop of William Wreckstraw , the 11th of this Instant February .

Mrs. Wreckstraw depos'd, That as she was sitting in her Shop, she heard a Noise, and saw a Man take a Glass, from the Stall, and put it under his Cloak, and walk off; that she presently ran out crying stop Thief , and the Prisoner being pursued, was taken, but had first put the Glass into a Neighbour's Window.

Elizabeth Wood depos'd, That she saw the Prisoner take the Glass from the Prosecutor's Shop Window.

The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Thomas Nevil.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-6
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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Thomas Nevil , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Oxen, value 20 l. the Goods of Henry Moore , the 31st of January last.

Henry Moore depos'd, He was Field-Keeper at Islington , and the Oxen were in the Ground the Night before; that he had News brought him of their being in the Green-Yard, in the Morning, whether he went and found them.

George Round depos'd, That he being a Watchman, was at his stand at Moore-gate , and seeing the Prisoner driving the Oxen between 1 and 2 o'Clock in the Morning, he enquir'd where he had them, and where he was driving them; That he pretending to have found them astray in Goswel-Street, he secur'd the Oxen and the Prisoner, and went the next Morning, and enquir'd for an Owner for them, and the Prosecutor came and own'd them.

The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, It was another Man that had the Oxen, who went away and left him, but this did not appear; and the Watchman depos'd, he saw no other Man. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

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Anne Savage.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-7
VerdictNot Guilty

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Anne Savage , of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Ring, a Pair of Stays, and divers other Goods, in the Dwelling-House of James Barbar , the 15th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd That the Prisoner was a near Neighbour, and us'd to come frequently to his Shop, he selling Chandler's-Ware, that he having Lock'd his Chamber-Door at 9 o'Clock that Morning, hung up the Key on a Nail, and the Prisoner coming in that Morning to borrow a Pair of Bellows, he supposed she took the Opportunity to take

the Key, and got into his Chamber, and stole the Goods; for the next Day she was seen to have a quantity of Money, and a Ring, and divers Goods, such as his; and that when she was at the Justice's going to be search'd, she dropp'd a Piece of one of his Sheets, and a Stock of a Turnover in the Entry.

Elizabeth Hull depos'd, That she met the Prisoner on the 16th of February near Rag-Fair, with her Apron full of Cloths, and she ask'd her, this Evidence, to go in and drink with her, telling her, she was going to Ireland, and perhaps should never see her more; that she had Kings and Money. But there not being proof that any of the Things were the Prosecutor's, she was acquitted .

Joseph Feildhouse.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-8
VerdictsGuilty > theft under 1s; Guilty > theft under 1s
SentencesTransportation

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Joseph Feildhouse , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Leather Housing of a Dray-Horse , the Property of William Prior , the 25th of January last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Dray-Man having left the Dray in the Street, while he went into a Customer's House to see for emty Casks, when he came back, the Housing was gone, and that it was afterwards stopp'd, where the Prisoner had carried it to sell.

The Prisoner pleaded, That he found it in the Street; but this Plea did not avail; and the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

He was also indicted a second Time, for feloniously stealing Trace-Chains, and Iron-Pins , the Goods of Elizabeth Burton ; which Fact also being fully prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of this Indictment likewise, to the value of 10 d.

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Mercy Ingrain.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-9
VerdictNot Guilty

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Mercy Ingrain , of St. George in the East , was indicted for privately taking a Handkerchief, and 7 s. and 6 d. in Money , from the Person of Benjamin Wallup , the 16th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going home, near Marine Square about 8 o'Clock at Night, the Prisoner came to him, put her Arm round him, and ask'd him to make her drink; that he did go to an Alehouse, and had two or three Pints, and paid his Reckoning, and would have gone away; but she thrust him down into the Chair again, and he fell asleep, and she pick'd the Handkerchief and Money out of his Pocket while he was asleep, and that he wak'd when she was picking the last Shilling out of his Fob, and she went away. He being ask'd, Why he let her go? reply'd He was not then able to follow her.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, own'd she had the Handkerchief and 3 s. but said he gave them to her, to lie with her, he would go home with her to her Lodings, but she not thinking that proper, she would not consent, and for that reason he charg'd her with robbing him; but upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.

Gilbert Mac Nathan.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-10
VerdictNot Guilty

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Gilbert Mac Nathan , of St. George Hannover-Square was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Ounces of Silver Plate, in the Shop of David Williams , the 1st of this instant February .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his Servant , and he being informed by David Hutchins , that he suspected that the Prisoner had robb'd him, he having given him a Parcel, to give to another Person, which he suspected to be his Plate (though he did not see the Parcel open'd) he upon enquiry, found the Plate where it was offer'd to be sold. But the Evidence not being sufficient to fix the charge upon the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Susannah Diamond.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-11
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Susannah Diamond , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pewter Dish , the Goods of James Timberlake , the 23d of January last. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon her, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

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John Whitton.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-12
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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John Whitton , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cock and Hen , the Goods of Anne Cole , the 18th of January last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Edward Wheeler.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-13
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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Edward Wheeler , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing a Canister of Tea, in the Shop of Grace Harris , the 20th of this instant February .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner took an opportunity to take the Canister, while the Prosecutor was gone into the back part of the Shop, but being pursu'd, was taken; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d.

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James Carney.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-14
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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James Carney , of St. George in the East , was indicted for stealing a Linen Shift, &c. the Goods of divers Persons, in the House of Mary Elgar , the 16th of January last; which Fact being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Anne Thompson.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-15
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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Anne Thompson , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing several Pewter Plates , the Goods of Thomas Burnham , the 13th of this Instant February .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he keeping a Publick-House , the Prisoner knock'd him up at 5 o'Clock in the Morning, to draw her some Drink for a Person in the Neighbourhood, who, as she pretended, was not well, and she was Nurse to; and that while he went to draw the Drink, she took the Plates, and went off with them; but he pursuing her, took her with the Plates in her Apron.

- Seal depos'd, That she seeing her come out of the Prosecutor's House, suspected her, she having in that manner robb'd several in the Neighbourhood.

The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 4 s 10 d.

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Job Cox.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-16
VerdictNot Guilty

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Job Cox was indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper Boiler, value 20 s. the Goods of Henry Adams , the 29th of December last; but there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Jane Lamb.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-17
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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Jane Lamb , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods , the Property of Christopher Edwards , the 25th of January last; but no Body appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Anne Anderson.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-18
VerdictNot Guilty

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Anne Anderson , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously taking a Guinea from the Person of John White , the 2d of this Instant February .

John White depos'd, That as he was going along Fleet-street , about 11 o'Clock at Night, he met with two Women, who ask'd him to give them a Dram; that he said he did not care if he did, and they told him they would carry him to a very civil House, and carried him to the Prosecutor's House; that they having drank, pull'd out a Guinea to pay the Reckoning, and the Prisoner snatch'd it out of his Hand; that he caught hold of her, and struggled with her, and they were down on the Ground together, and a Man came in, whom he took to be a Watchman, but was not; and the Candle was put out, and the Women came, and they held him while she got away with it.

The Prisoner in her Defence pleaded, That he came with two Women, and having drank with them, they went away, and he told her he lik'd her very well, and gave her the Guinea to lye with her; upon which Jury acquitted her.

Andrew Noland, John Allwright.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-19
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Andrew Noland and John Allwright , two Boys , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , were indicted for feloniously stealing a piece of Flannel, in the Shop of Seth Aylwing , the 18th of this Instant February .

John King depos'd, That he saw the Prisoners standing at the Prosecutor's Door, and the next Evidence go into the Shop and bring out the Flannel, and they ran away together.

Richard Collier , a Boy, depos'd, That himself went into the Prosecutor's Shop, stole the Flannel, and gave it to Allwright . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them guilty to the value of 10 d. each.

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John Hinton.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-20
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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John Hinton , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 1 s. from the Person of John Dent , the 5th of this Instant February , which Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

John Ellis, William Armstead.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-21
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty
SentencesTransportation

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John Ellis and William Armstead , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing divers Goods , the Property of Dinah Hawks , the 16th of January

last, and the latter for receiving them, knowing them to have been stolen .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Goods were stolen by the Prisoner Ellis, and that they were found at Mr. Armstead's, where they had been pawn'd; therefore the Fact being plainly prov'd against Ellis, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment; but it not appearing that Armstead knew them to be stolen, the Jury acquitted him.

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Joseph Hall.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-22
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Joseph Hall , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linen Sheet, value 2 s. the Goods of John Tailor , the 6th of this Instant February . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Joseph Maynard.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-23
VerdictNot Guilty

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Joseph Maynard , of the Parish of St. Faith's , was indicted for assaulting Solomon Hyam , on the Highway, putting him in fear of his Life, and feloniously taking from him a Cane, value 5 s. the 20th of this Instant February .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner and another Soldier met him in Pater-noster-row , with the Cane in his Hand, (he selling Canes about the Streets) and as he was going through an Alley, some Body hipp'd after him, and they came to him, and the other Soldier said he would look upon the Cane, that he said he should not; that he thereupon threatened he would knock his Brains out; that he violently pull'd the Cane, of his Hand, and ran away with it, the Prisoner holding him (the Prosecutor) while the other ran away; and that he afterwards own'd that he was in Liquor, and offered to make him Satisfaction.

The Prisoner denied that he knew the Soldier, that had the Cane, and brought Evidence, that the Prosecutor would have made up the Matter for 10 s. He also call'd some to his Reputation, who gave him an honest Character.

It not appearing to be a Robbery on the Highway, there being no putting in fear, it being in a publick Street in the Day-time, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.

Thomas Boston.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-24
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Thomas Boston , alias Wilmer , of Alhallows the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Iron Pins , the Goods of Felix Calvert and Josiah Nicholson , the 14th of January last. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Barnaby Perry.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-25
VerdictsGuilty > theft under 1s; Not Guilty
SentencesTransportation

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Barnaby Perry , of Alhallows the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing 50 lb. of Lead , the Property of Josiah Nicholson and Felix Calvert , the 24th of January last.

He was likewise indicted a second and third time for a Misdemeanour in stealing Lead from the Freehold of the said Messieurs Nicholson and Calvert; the Fact being plainly prov'd upon him of the first Indictment, he was found guilty to the value of 10 d. and acquitted of the other Misdemeanour.

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24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-26
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceTransportation

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of the Parish of St. Ethelbrugh , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of John Tailor , in the Night-time and feloniously stealing divers Goods , the Property of John Tailor , the 24th of October last.

Daniel Ellis depos'd, That himself and the Prisoner did the Fact; that B - took the Pin out, and took down the Shutter, and himself went in and handed out the Goods to B - ; B - had owned the Fact before the Justice, so that the Fact being plainly prov'd as to the Felony, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. but acquitted him of the Burglary .

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Thomas Tate.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-27
VerdictNot Guilty

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Thomas Tate was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Thomas Allen , Esq ; with an Intent to steal his Goods .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the House was uninhabited, a Padlock being upon the Door, and the Prisoner being seen loitering about the House, and at last got in; Seth Ward watching him, went and acquainted those who kept the Key, and going to the House, they found the Padlock taken off, and the Prisoner in the House, who pretended he went in to ease himself.

The Prisoner call'd some Persons to his Reputation, who gave him a good Character, whereupon he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Deacon, Mary Watson.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-28
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty > theft under 40s
SentencesTransportation

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Elizabeth Deacon and Mary Watson , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing

a Silver Cover, value 5 l. in the Palace of, and the Property of our Sovereign Lord King George , the 6th of this Instant February and the latter for receiving it, knowing it to have been stolen .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner Elizabeth Deacon us'd to frequent his Majesty's Kitchin to buy broken Victuals, and by that means had an Opportunity to steal the Plate; and that the Plate was delivered into the Hands of Mary Watson , who assisted in cutting it into Pieces with a Hatchet, and was offered part of it to be sold by one Robert Williams to Mr. Holden . The Prisoners had own'd the Fact before the Board of Green-Cloth, and the Plate cut in Pieces was produc'd in Court; and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty , the former to the value of 39 s. and the latter of the Indictment.

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Charles Gaton, William Ryland.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-29
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceTransportation

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Charles Gaton and William Ryland , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting William Fortington , putting him in fear, and taking from him a Hat, value 15 s. and a Wig, value 12 s. the 23d of this Instant February .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he and his Wife, having been to see a Friend, was going home, and in Holbourn being between 12 and 1 o'Clock, they haled his Wife, he having occasion to make Water; that there the Prisoners came up to them, and damning them, ask'd them, what they did there? and one of them hit him a slap on the Face, and the other came abroad side, and Ryland snatch'd off his Hat and Wig, and ran away; but he seiz'd Eaton, and he desir'd him to make no Noise, and he shou'd have his Hat and Wig again, and begg'd to be let go; but he told him, he would never part with him, but by the living God, he would live and die with him, rather then he should get away; and the Watch coming, he charg'd them then with the Prisoner, and afterwards meeting with Ryland, he charg'd them with him also.

- Fortington confirm'd her Husband's Evidence, adding, That one of them came to her, and pull'd her Hood over her Face. The Fact being plainly prov'd as to the Felony, the Jury found them both Guilty of that; but the Prosecutor being a Man of so much Courage, did not seem to be put in much fear, whereupon they acquitted them of the Robbery .

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Thomas Dawson.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-30
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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Thomas Dawson , Junior , was indicted for a wilful and corrupt Perjury ; but it appearing to the Court upon opening the Cause, that there was a Law-Suit depending upon the Affair, they did not think fit to proceed to the Tryal; so no Evidence being call'd to support the Indictment, the Jury acquitted him.

Malachy Southy, George Beal.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-31
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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Malachy Southy and George Beal , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Water-Man's Silver Badge, Value 7 l. and twelve Silver Buttons, Value 20 s. the Property of the Lady Falconbridge , in the Custody of George Abraham's , the 9th of November last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being a Waterman to the Lady Falconbridge, wore her Badge, and he being dressing his Boat, having pulled off his Coat, had laid it by upon another Boat; and that the Prisoners who were Watermen's Boys (as he afterwards was inform'd) took the Coat, and carrying it away in a Boat, cut off the Badge and Buttons, and threw the Coat into the Thames.

- Henry depos'd, That the Prisoners and himself seeing the Coat hang on a Boat, did take it, and carry'd it to Cholniley's Brewhouse in a Boat, cut off the Badge and Buttons, threw the Coat into the River, and sold the Badge and Buttons to Katherine Collins (who is since run away) for 32 s. the Badge was produc'd in Court, and sworn to by the Prosecutor.

The Prisoners having nothing material to say in their Defence, but that they found the Coat; and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment.

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John Glass.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-32
VerdictNot Guilty

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John Glass , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Pound of Pork, value 2 s. the Goods of Thomas Kilham , the 22d of this Instant February . But there being no proof of the Fact, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner, and granted him a Copy of his Indictment.

Thomas Beal.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-33
VerdictsNot Guilty; Not Guilty

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Thomas Beal , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for breaking the House of Elizabeth Carr , with an intent to steal , the 2d of this Instant February .

Elizabeth Carr depos'd, That as she was sitting in her House, in East-Smithfield , did see the Sash put up, by some Body without Doors, but did not see who did it; but the Prisoners were taken by the next Evidence.

Benjamin Osbourn depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner and another standing at the Prosecutor's Window; that they put their Hands under the Sash, and lifted it up, putting in their Hands, and he went to them, and spoke to them, that the other ran away, as also did the Prisoner; but he pursu'd him, and took him. But the felonious Intent not being prov'd, the Jury acquitted him.

He was likewise indicted a second Time, for feloniously stealing some Iron , the Goods of John Olive ; but the Fact not being plainly prov'd, he was acquitted of this Indictment likewise.

John Stubbs.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-34
VerdictNot Guilty

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John Stubbs , of St. Botolph's Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Iron Bolts, value 1 s. 2 d. the Goods of James Palmer , the 8th of this Instant February . But there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.

Elizabeth Deal.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-35
VerdictNot Guilty

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Elizabeth Deal , of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Gold Rings, value 22 s. the Property of Esther Fonseca , the 27 h of January last. But there not being sufficient Evidence against her, she was acquitted .

Theophilus Cooling.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-36
VerdictNot Guilty

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Theophilus Cooling , of St. James's Westminister , was indicted for feloniously stealing, a Velvet Seat of a Chair, value 7 s. the Property of Richard Emerson , the 13th of this Instant February .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to Benjamin Beddoe , and his Partner, two Chairmen, and that the Seat was left in the Chair, and found upon the Prisoner by a Watchman; but the Prosecutors not charging the Prisoner with stealing it in Court, he was acquitted .

But Mr. Baron Tompson inquiring how it came pass, that the Prisoner was committed and indicted, if they being the Prosecutors, had not charg'd him with stealing the Seat; they answer'd, That he was committed before they came to the Justice, at which he admiring , interrogated Justice Giffard, and desir'd the Examination to be read in Court, wherein it did appear, the Prosecutors were present at the Commitment of the Prisoner, and did charge him with stealing the Seat, upon which he advised the Justice to Prosecute them for Perjury in his own Vindication.

Thomas Wilmer, Charles Gilbert.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-37
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
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Thomas Wilmer and Charles Gilbert , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , were indicted for privately stealing 6 Hats, Value 24 s. in the Shop of William Pack , the 6th of this Instant February .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Hats were stolen out of his Shop on the Monday Night, and they were found upon the Prisoners, as they were offering them to Sale the next Morning.

Charles Stanwel depos'd, That himself and the Prisoners stole the Hats.

- Shipton depos'd, That Wilmer brought two of the Hats to him to sell.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoners were Idle Boys, and us'd to lie in the Glass-House, and liv'd by Pilfering. And the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. each .

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