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.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Alice Day.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-38
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Alice Day , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Charles Martin , the 6th of this Instant February .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Day laid in the Indictment, he was going through the Old-Bailey , between 12 and 1 o'Clock in the Morning, and seeing two Girls go into a House, he follow'd them, they ask'd him, to go backwards into a Room, and he consented; that the Prisoner also intruded in his Company, put her Hand round his Neck, and set herself down in his Lap, at last she slung from him and went out of the Room; and then he found she had pick'd his Pocket, and the Watch came in, and he inform'd him that the Prisoner had pick'd his Pocket.

The Watchman and Constable confirm'd, That upon their apprehending Mary Price ,

she own'd that the Prisoner had pick'd the Prosecutor's Pocket, and that the Prisoner own'd that she had what the Prosecutor had left , which he should have again if he would deposit so much Money as the mentioned; but she could not help him to it, except Mary Price came to her, bidding them go to her.

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

[Transportation. See summary.]

24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-39
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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, was indicted, for that on the 9th Day of February, in the 8th Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George, she did take to be her Husband one John Humphreys , and to him was married; and that afterwards, upon the 3d of November, in the 4th Year of the Reign of his present Majesty , was again married to her former Husband John Humphreys being living, and still alive .

The Counsel for the Prosecutor opened the Cause, setting forth, That the Prisoner getting into the Acquaintance of Mr. John Humphreys , in the Year 21, by some Artifice, he was prevail'd upon to marry her; and she being a Person very disagreeable to his Relations, the Gentleman was oblig'd to go to Barbadoes , taking the Prisoner along with him, and there liv'd with him for several Months: but pretending the Country did not agree with her, came away, but probably rather because she was tired of her Husband, and was desirous of trying some variety; That Mr. Humphreys followed her into England, and here they cohabited for several Months as Man and Wife: That she fell into very bad Company, and convers'd with several Gentlemen besides her Husband, and happening to become acquainted with Mr. T - by some Arts and Inducements he married her, and they liv'd together several Months, till he came to know she had another Husband living, to prove which they call'd the following Evidence.

Mary Robinson depos'd, That she had known the Prisoner nine or ten Years, and also knew Mr. Humphreys , and had heard her talk of Marriage before they were married, and was at their Wedding; did not see the beginning of the Ceremony, but was present at the putting on the Ring, and the joining of their Hands together that she afterwards wish'd them Joy, and they own'd it: This Evidence being ask'd, where and by whom they were married? She reply'd, in the Fleet, and that the Person who married them appear'd to her to be Clergyman; and that Mr. Humphreys's Father arrested him the very Night that they were married.

Samuel Pukering depos'd, That the Prisoner was married at his House in the Fleet to Mr. Humphreys, by Mr. Mortram , a Clergyman; that he himself gave her away, saw the Ring put upon her Hand, and he broke the Bisket over their Head; that afterwards Mr. Humphreys's Father said, his Son was ruin'd by marrying a Woman of the Town, and that the Prisoner came afterwards to his House, and call'd him Father.

Elizabeth Hope depos'd, That she had known the Prisoner about nine Years, and also had known Mr. Humphreys about as long, and that they cohabited in her House as Man and Wife after their Marriage for about a Month or six Weeks, and she had seen them in Bed together.

Sarah Hope depos'd, That the Prisoner and Mr. Humphreys lodg'd at her Mother's after they came from beyond Sea, that they own'd one another as Husband and Wife.

Anne Maria Hustlewood depos'd, That between five and six Years ago, she went to the Prisoner's Lodgings, and she ask'd her (this Evidence) if she had ever seen her Husband, and said to her (of Mr. Humphreys) this is my Husband, and said to her, he is just come from beyond Sea; that the said Mr. Humphreys was still alive, and that she had seen him that Day before she came into Court.

She added, That she had also seen Mr. T - that he had furnished her a House in Leicester-Fields , and that she met her about five or six Months ago, and she said she was going to buy her Wedding Clothes, and shew'd her Mr. T - saying, this is my Husband.

The Prisoner own'd cohabiting with Mr. Humphreys, but as a Mistress, but deny'd her being married to him, and own'd also that she was married to Mr. T - so there

being no Occassion to call Evidences to prove the second Marriage, and the first being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they found her guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Winch.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-40
VerdictGuilty > manslaughter
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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Elizabeth Winch , alias Bilby , of St. James's , was indicted, for that she not having the fear of God before her Eyes, upon the 11th of this Instant February , upon the Body of Thomas Munden , Gent. did make an Assault, and upon the Breast did strike and wound, and upon the Ground did throw, by which Blows, Bruises, and mortal Wounds, he lay languishing, liv'd from the 10th to the 16th of the said Month, and then did die .

She was likewise indicted on the Coroner's Inquest for the felonious slaying of the said Thomas Munden .

George Banks depos'd, That he was sitting by the Prisoner near the Red Lyon in Kensington , and Thomas Munden was coming out of the Cellar, being in Liquor; that the Prisoner said to him (this Evidence) mind me and Thomas Munden ; and when he came up, she said to him, did you drink part of two Bottles of Wine in my Cellar? He reply'd, I will swear I did, I drank a Glass; that thereupon the Prisoner said to him you Lye, and took up a Pail and hit him on the Side, and took up a House-Brush that stood there, but her Son came and took it from her, and the deceased making up to her, said, Hussey, do you give me the Lye? That then she gave him a push against a Post, and the Post turn'd him off into the Chanel, and he fell near the Grate, and the People took him up for dead, and a Surgeon bled him, but he remained speechless; that this was done on the Wednesday, and he died on the Tuesday following.

Mr. Barker , a Surgeon depos'd, That he saw the deceased the Night before he died, that he was then in strong Convulsions, and the Pains of Death were upon him, and he died the next Morning; that he directed them to send for a Physician, and they sent for Dr. Steward ; that after his Death he opened the Body, and found a great deal of extravasated Blood under the Spleen; that it was mortified , and so was the Mesentory, and under the Stomach, but he saw no outward Contusions; that this being the next Day, the Blood was settled in the Back, but that is usual in dead Persons; that he did not suppose the extravasated Blood to proceed from any inward Distemper, but by some outward Bruises.

Mr. Duddal, a Surgeon, depos'd, That he did not see the Body till after the Instestines were taken out, that part of the right Kidney was mortified, and the lateral Part of the Spleen, and he is of Opinion it proceeded from outward Bruises.

Mary Plucknet , the Nurse, depos'd, That she heard the Deceas'd say, that the Prisoner had struck him with a Pail on his Breast, and he said, his Pain was in his Breast, and that she had been the Death of him, and that the Doctor took it to proceed from inward Bruises.

T homas Wilson depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner run to the Deceas'd with great Violence, and push'd him against a Post, and he fell upon the Grate of the Common Sewer; that when he was taken up, the left Side of his Face was bloody; that the Prisoner being told, that they were afraid Mr. Munden would die; that she reply'd, she wish'd he was dead, although she were hanged for it.

Philip Timbrel depos'd, That he was standing at the Smith's Shop, and the Deceas'd came out of the Tap-Room, and they had some Discourse concerning two Bottles, and the Deceas'd said, he had drank one Glass of it, and the Prisoner said, you lie like a Fool and an Ass; and he saw her catch up a Pail, and strike him on the right side of the Breast; but he did not know that he made any Attempt to strike her; that she went to the Door and catch'd up a Hand-brush, but her Son taking it out of her Hand, she run to him, struck him on the Face, and gave him a push upon the Stomach, and he fell against a Post, and afterwards with his Face upon the Grate.

Francis Peach depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner push the Deceased down, and he help'd to take him up, and said to her, you have kill'd the Man; that she reply'd, then there is an end of him, and when they carried him to the Red Lyon, she said, let him die and be damned; and that the Deceased was very much in Liquor.

James Cox depos'd, That hearing a Noise, he came out, and saw the Prisoner take up a Pail, and strike the Deceased a-cross the Breast, and with her Fist push'd him down, and he fell against a short Post, and from that on the Grate; and he help'd to take him up, saying, he believed he was dead; and the Prisoner reply'd, if he did die, he might die and be damn'd.

Mary Everington depos'd, That she saw the Prisoner strike the Deceased on his right Side with a Pail, and take up a Hand-brush, and her own Son took it out of her Hand, and then she push'd him down, as has been before depos'd, he saying to her, Hussey, Hussey, do you give me the Lye? but she saw no Blow given her by the Deceased.

The Prisoner in her Defence call'd the following Witnesses.

Thomas Steel depos'd, That he saw the Deceased Thomas Munden strike the Prisoner first; that she ask'd him, if he had two Bottles of Wine in her Cellar? He reply'd, yes; that thereupon she gave him the Lye; that the deceased said to her, Hussey, you Lye, and if you give me the Lye again, I will give you a slap on the Face; that then she said, Sirrah, you do Lye, and upon this he gave her a slap on the Face; that then she took up a Pail and swung it about, and to the best of his Knowledge hit the Skirt of his Coat, and then took up the Brush, and her Son took it out of her Hand; and Mr. Munden threatned to push her down into her own Cellar, and was making towards her, and he might being in Liquor have done it, and she push'd him, and he fell over a short Post.

Elizabeth Burgess depos'd, That she saw the deceas'd coming towards the Prisoner's Cellar, following her, saying, do you tell me I Lye you Jade, and hit her a slap on the Face; that she (this Evidence) said to the Prisoner, go you down, you are both drunk; that she reply'd, what would you have me do? I stand in my own Defence, that then she turn'd her Head into her own Shop, but did not see the Pail, but saw her take the Hand-Brush, and she gave him a push with her two Hands, and he fell upon a Post, and from thence to the Common Sewer.

After a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury found the Prisoner Guilty of Manslaughter upon both Indictments.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Panton.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-41
VerdictNot Guilty

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Elizabeth Panton of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 14 penney weight of silver Waste, value 4 s 6 d. the Goods of Thomas Sharpe , the 16th of this Instant February .

Thomas Sharpe depos'd, That he being a Silver-Spinner , &c. the Prisoner was employ'd by him as a Winder of Silk , and us'd to make a Fire in the Ware-house; and that his Servants had complain'd that they had several times miss'd Plate-Waste out of the Scale-draw.

That the Waste was weigh'd on Saturday Night, and on Monday Morning it wanted weight; that he taxing his Man with it, the Waste was weighed again at Night, and put in the Scale-draw, and the next Morning the Prisoner came and had the Key of the Warehouse delivered to her, no Body having gone into the Warehouse before; that when she had been there a little while, he followed her into the Warehouse, and while she was lighting the Fire he weighed the Waste, and found there was not so much as there should have been, and the Prisoner going out to fetch some Coals, he told her, he must search her; but she said she would not be search'd, but he calling down the Maid to search her, she pulled the Waste out of her Pocket, and put it between her Legs, and said it was her Mother's Waste, and it being taken from her, it made up just the quantity that was left the Night before, within a few Grains.

Thomas Hopton depos'd, That he had suspected him and his other Servant, that was intrusted in the Warehouse, and that he weigh'd the Waste on Saturday Night, the 13th of this Instant February, and on Monday Morning there was a 7 penny weight and a half missing; that he weigh'd it again on Monday Night the 15th, and the Weight was 2 oz. 13 penny weight, and mark'd down the Weight, and on Tuesday Morning that which his Master had taken from the Prisoner made up that in the Scale-draw, the Weight that he had mark'd.

Anne Godding depos'd, That her Master brought the Prisoner out of the Warehouse into the Kitchin, and bid her to search her, that she was unwilling to be search'd; but that she took the Waste out of her Pocket, and put it under her Apron, and she took it from her.

The Prisoner pleaded in her Defence, That it was her Mother's Waste, and that she going the Day before to Chelsea , had bid her take care of her Waste, and put it into her Pocket, and call'd the following Evidences.

Mary Panton , the Prisoner's Mother, depos'd, That she was of the same Trade with the Prosecutor, and living next Door to him, had let her Daughter go to Work with him, and having occasion on Monday the 15th to go to Chelsea, bid her Daughter take care of the Waste, and put it into her Pocket; and that when he pretended to charge her with robbing him, would not let her come to her Daughter, to speak with her, but swore G - D - n her, he would transport her, if it cost him 500 l.

Elizabeth Gadsbey depos'd, That she going with the Prisoner's Mother to Chelsea, the 15th of this Instant February, in Conversation, she told her she had given her Daughter a Charge to care of the Waste.

Thomas Martin depos'd, That he going to the Prisoner's Mother's, on Monday in the Evening, the 15th of this Instant February, did see the Prisoner sorting of Waste, and saw her put it into her Pocket, and as she said, that her Mother might not lose it.

Richard Panton , the Prisoner's Brother depos'd, That he was Journeyman to the Prosecutor, and whereas he had depos'd, That no Body had gone into the Ware-house that Morning before the Prisoner, he himself going to work in the Shed, and wanting something in the Ware-house for his Work, the Maid had gone in with him to fetch it, and he left the Maid there, and that this was half an Hour before his Sister came.

The Prosecutor being ask'd, If he could be positive it was his Waste? reply'd yes; for her Mother's Waste was not the same sort of his. To which Nicholas Canliff answer'd , That he was of the same Trade with the Prosecutor, and does give to the Prisoner's Mother with her Work, Waste exactly the same with that which the Prosecutor says is his, and that the Waste of that Business is generally the same, and he thinks that a Man cannot swear to Waste.

The Prisoner call'd a great many Persons to her Reputation, who gave her a very honest Character; and upon the whole of the Evidence, the Jury acquitted her .

William Shaw.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-42
VerdictNot Guilty

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William Shaw , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for the Murther of Joseph Everet , by giving him one mortal Wound on the left side of his Breast, near the left Pap, on the 21st of December last, of which he languish'd till the 22d of the same Month, and then died .

Thomas Williamson depos'd, That he went to drink a Pint of Drink at the 3 Horse-Shoes in Whitecross-street , and a Neighbour came in, and the Deceased came in, being very much out of Order, and call'd for a Pint of Drink, that he was an old Man of about 60 Years of Age; that the Prisoner also camein and called for a Pint of Drink, and was very much suddled , it being St. Thomas's Day and he having been chusing Parish-Officers; that the Prisoner abus'd the Deceased, telling him, he could not pay his Debts, and that he sent his Daughter to the Hop; that the old Man was going to buckle his Shoes, desiring the Prisoner to let him alone, for he would not pay his Debts for him, saying, Mr. Shaw, it was not above two or three Years ago that you had searce a Shoe to your Feet, or a Coat to your Back, though you are so Proud now; upon this the Prisoner gave him a Blow or two with his Elbow, and the Deceased struck him a Blow, and the Prisoner having a Pint Pot in his Hand, struck the Deceased with it, and gave him a Blow or two, and struck him over the Fire, and he fell against the Back of the Chimney: The Fire was just made up, and fresh Coals thrown on; the Prisoner came on again, and they parted them, and the Deceased ran into a Box, and cry'd out, keep him from me; and the Prisoner up with his Arm to beat him as he was in the Box, and the Pot fell down, and in the hurly-burly the Deceased got out of the House.

William Baker depos'd, That on the 21st of December, between 8 and 9 at Night, he came into Mr. Johnson's Victualling House in Whitecross-Street , and Mr. Everet came in blowing as if he was ready to sink down, for he had the Prosick , and he sat down by him, and call'd for a of drink , that he said to the Deceas'd, it is more fit for you to be at home in your Bed. T he reply'd , my poor Dolly is dead, and I have a Body to look after me, and he rattled so in the Throat, that he said to him, I believe you are a dying, and by and by came in Mr. Shaw in Liquor, or the Liquor in him, and he called for a Pint of Drink and was so suddled , he could not hold it, but spilt great part of it with his shaking, and seeing Mr. Everet he said to him, you about begging for Work, you borrow'd 30 Pounds to pay for your Wife's Funeral, and 6 Pounds of it is unpaid yet. That Mr. Everet rose from his Seat, and set one Foot upon the Bench, and was buckling his Shoes, and turning to Mr. Shaw, said, you are come to such a height, that no Body can speak to you; upon this, Mr. Shaw came to him, and justled him with his Elbow, and then Mr. Everet said, if I was as I have been, I would not take these Affronts of you Mr. Shaw, and hit Shaw a slap on the Face. He did not see Shaw strike the Deceased, but the Pot fell out of his Hand, and Shaw run against him, and he fell over the Fire, and he took him off, and they push'd one at another; that he said, why don't you part them, and Mr. Shaw strove to come at Everet behind the Bench, but he was held, and Everet said, for God-sake, Mr. Shaw, don't strike me, and he struck him no more; that he saw Everet again at the same House, the same Night, with his Son, and he made no Complaint, but only said, did I give Mr. Shaw any Occasion or not.

Mr. Plumstead depos'd, That the Deceas'd's Son came to him, and told him his Father was Murther'd , and he view'd the Body on the 23d of December very carefully, and there was no Fissure nor Fracture, nor Contusion; but under the left Eye a small Redness, as if rais'd with a Nail; and he saw nothing in the Body that as he thought might cause any Symptoms of Death, and he did believe he died a natural Death.

Joseph Everet depos'd, That his Father came to the Three Tuns in Redcross-street, about half an Hour after, and ask'd, if he had sent Mr. Shaw to Murther him, and desir'd him, to go with him; that he went again to the House he had been at before, and paid for a Pint of beer he had had, and ask'd, if he had given any Occasion; that in about half an Hour, they went Home, and he went to Bed, and in half an Hour after that grew very Ill, and desir'd to have a Glass of Brandy , and continuing very Ill he had another Glass, and about 4 o'Clock he died, and complain'd of a Blow on his Side, and said, that Shaw had punch'd him with his Elbow, and about half an Hour before he died, he said, that Rogue Shaw has kill'd me.

After a full hearing of the Evidence, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.

George Wych, Thomas Andrews, William Williams.
24th February 1731
Reference Numbert17310224-43
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty; Guilty; Guilty; Not Guilty; Guilty
SentencesDeath; Death; Death

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George Wych , Thomas Andrews , alias Anderson , and William Williams , of St. George Hanover-Square , were indicted for assaulting James Webb , in a certain Field and open Place, near the Highway, putting him in fear of his Life, and taking from him a Silver-Watch and Chain, a Hat, and 15 s. in Money, and a Dutch Skilling and five Keys , the 16th of January last.

James Webb depos'd, That he was coming over Chelsea-Fields , about 7 o'Clock at Night, and was there robb'd by several Persons, but it was Dark, and he could not swear to any of their Faces; that they beat him very heartily, and fired a Pistol, and he had a very narrow Escape; and that when Andrews was in Custody, he had his Hat on his Head.

James Brown depos'd, That the Prisoners, and himself, committed the Robbery; that they were together on the 16th of January, and being in the Pye-Fields near Chelsea, they met the Prosecutor, and another Gentleman in a Night-Gown, and they took from the Prosecutor, the Things mentioned in the Indictment, and a Green Purse, a Guinea and some Silver, and a Gold Seal from his Friend who was in the Night-Gown; that George Wych beating the Prosecutor with the Butt-End of his Pistol, it went off backwards; that when he was apprehended, he directed where the Prisoners were, and that one Margaret

Robinson had the Prosecutor's Watch, &c. and that she had given them to the Man of the House were they lodg'd.

This Evidence being call'd upon to prove, that the Prisoners and himself had been acquainted, call'd - Brown.

- Brown, a Beadle, depos'd, That he had seen Brown, the Evidence, and two of the Prisoners together, that as he was going to Hammersmith , some time before the Robbery, he met Brown, Wych , and Anderson , just out of Kinsington , near the Adam and Eve , and knowing them, suspected they were upon some ill design, and said to them, what in the Name of God do you do all here together? But as to Williams, he knew nothing at all of him; that the Sunday Night following, Brown was brought to the Watch-House, upon Suspicion of his having robb'd a Coach.

Mr. Clark depos'd, That the Prosecutor brought him a Search Warrant, and they went to the Prisoner's Lodgings, at the Boarded House, in Brown's-Gardens; that when they came into the Room, where Wycb lay, they found him in Bed with one Margaret Robinson , his Clothes being off, having only his Shirt on; that they searching his Pockets, found nothing of the Prosecutor's, but upon the Bed, there was afterwards found a stud, which was owned by one John Lewis ; that they found Andrews in Bed alone, in the next Room, and searching his Pockets, found a loaded Pistol.

That examining Margaret Robinson , she pretended to be the Wife of Wych , and being ask'd about the Prosecutor's Things, she reply'd, That when they found the Constable was in search for them, the Fellows had thrust the Things upon her, and that she had given the Watch, the Gold Seal, and five Keys to the Man of the House, and that as to the Dutch Skilling, Andrews had given it to her.

That then they carried the Prisoners before Justice Blackerby, and there they did own the Commission of this and other Robberies.

John Brown, the Evidence, being ask'd as to his Acquaintance with William Williams ; answer'd, He was not acquainted with him but the Friday Night before, and they committed the Robbery on the Saturday Night next following.

John Thorp depos'd, That he liv'd in Brown's-Gardens, and George Wych and Margaret Robinson took a Lodging of him as Man and Wife, and Thomas Andrews and Brown came to see Wych, after they had been there about a Week, and desir'd that they might lodge there that Night, and lay there on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Night, and on Sunday they went out late, and came home about 1 or 2 o'Clock, and that Margaret Robinson had given him the Prosecutor's Watch, a Seal, and 5 Keys.

Margaret Robinson depos'd, That the Keys and Pocket-Piece were given her by Andrews , and the Seal and other Things were found in the Room in the Morning, and she gave them to Thorp.

- depos'd, That when they had Wych and Andrews in Custody, they own'd this and other Robberies, and that they had appointed to meet Williams that Day at a Barbers, between 11 and 1 o'Clock, and he was apprehended accordingly.

The Prisoners all deny'd the Fact, and call'd the following Evidences to their Reputation.

One Evidence depos'd, That he had known George Wych for some time; that he was Educated at Westminster-School, but could say nothing as to the Fact, but sear'd it was too true.

Another depos'd, That he had been Tutor to him for 4 or 5 Years.

Another depos'd, That Wych had been Sick at her House, and had not been out of her House for two Months till the 4th of January last.

- A Surgeon depos'd, That he had been Sick, and he attended him till about the beginning of January; but being interrogated by the Court, upon what Account he did attend him, he was oblig'd to own, that he had had him in a Salivation.

- depos'd, That Anderson had been his Servant, he keeping a Brandy Ware-House, and he behav'd himself very honestly to him, but that he turn'd him out about December last, because he lay out one Night, and he believ'd he kept had Company.

- depos'd, That Williams had been his Servant till about April last; that he was a Chapman, sold Cambrick, and such other Goods at Bath, Cambridge, &c. that he had behav'd himself very honestly while with him, and he had intrusted him to receive several hundred Pounds at the Bank; but he had nothing to say as to his way of living for the last Months.

After a full hearing of the Matter, tho Jury found George Wych and Thomas Andrews , alias Anderson guilty of this Indictment. Death . But acquitted William Williams .

George Wych, Thomas Andrews and William Williams, of St. George Hanover-Square, were indicted a second Time, for that they, together with William Seabrook , not yet taken, did assault John Lewis on the King's High-way, put him in fear of his Life, and took from him a Hat, value 10 s. a Handkerchief, a Common-Prayer Book, 2 half Guineas, and 9 s. 4 d. in Money , on the 17th of January last.

John Lewis depos'd, That on the Night mention'd in the Indictment, he was going along near Buckingham Wall , having a lighted Link in his Hand, that there he was met by five Men, that they said to him, D - n you, put out your Link; that he taking them for drunken Men, said, what do you mean, Gentlemen? That then they said again, D - n Your Bl - d, you Son of a B - h, put out your Link; and Wych came up, and presented a Pistol to him, and took away his Link, and gave it to another of them, and he put it out with his Foot; and then they took from him his Hat, Wig, Money, and one Stud that was in his Pocket, and he was sure that all the three Prisoners were the Men who robb'd him, he having an Opportunity of seeing their Faces by the Light of his Link; and that he describ'd them to the Officer who took them; that when they had robb'd him, they struck up his Heels, and one of them cry 'd, D - n him, throw him into the Ditch; he added, That the Stud found on Wych's Bed was his Stud .

John Brown , the Evidence, depos'd, That himself, the three Prisoners, and William Seabrook , not taken, robb'd the Prosecutor, confirming all that he had depos'd, adding, That George Wych took the Link out of the Prosecutor's Hand, gave it to him, and he put it out with his Foot; that Anderson had the Prosecutor's Hat, himself his Wig, but he knew of but four Shillings of the Money. That the Night following they were taken, having robb'd a Coach near Stretton-Ground, Seabrook and Williams went to their Lodgings, and himself, Wych and Anderson went to their Lodgings in Brown's-Gardens, and went to Supper, and afterwards went out and robb'd the Coach.

Charles Dubois depos'd, That he took Brown and Wych by the Description of the Coachman, but Wych got away from him.

Thomas Saunders depos'd, That Dubois brought Brown to him, upon Suspicion of Robbing a Coach, and as they were going to carry him to the Gatehouse, he desir'd to speak with him, and then made a Discovery of the Prisoners, and where they might be taken, and they were taken accordingly, as has been before depos'd.

Mr. Beadle confirm'd the Evidence of Saunders, &c. and the Fact being plainly prov'd against all the three Prisoners, the Jury found them all three guilty of the Indictment. Death .

These Prisoners were all three indicted again a third time, for that they, together with William Seabrook , not taken, did assault Joseph Willis , in a certain open Place, near the King's Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Purse, a Gold Seal, one Guinea, and 19 s. in Money , the 16th of January last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he was walking in his Night-Gown in Chelsea-Fields , with James Webb , the first Prosecutor, and was robb'd of the Things mention'd in the Indictment, and that the Gold Seal, which was produc'd in Court, was found in the Hands of Thorp, the Prisoner's Landlord, in Brown's-Gardens.

John Brown depos'd to the purpose as he had done before, as to the Robbing Mr. Webb; but as to the Guinea he had no stare of that, they pretending that had been lost in the Fields; but the rest of the Money they shar'd at the Coach and Horses in Westminster.

The rest of the Evidence was to the same Purpose, as in the foregoing Trials, and the Fact being plainly prov'd against Wych and Anderson, the Jury found them guilty of the Indictment; but it not being so fully prov'd against Williams, they acquitted him of this Indictment.

George Wych and Thomas Andrews , were likewise indicted a fourth Time, for assaulting Mary Harrison on the Highway, putting her in fear, and taking from her a Wedding-Ring, 4 s. 6 d. in Money, and a Stone with a Hole and String in it , the 18th of January last.

Mary Harrison depos'd, That she having been at London, was coming home in a Coach between 12 and 1 o'Clock in the Morning, and being in the broad Way in Westminster, near Orchard-Street , the Coach was stopp'd, and Wych took off her Ring, and Andrews took her Money, and the Stone out of her Pocket; the Stone was produc'd in Court, it was of no value, but a sort of common Pebble, with a natural Hole in it, and a String, which the Prosecutor said, she carry'd in her Pocket for her Fancy, it being call'd a Lucky-Stone.

John Brown depos'd, That the Prisoners and himself committed this Robbery likewise; but Williams and Seabrook were not in it, they being gone home.

- Tireman, the Coachman, depos'd, That he took up two Gentlewomen, and having sate one down, was to carry the other to Westminster, and being in the broad way, was met by some Men, who caus'd him to stop, and he heard the Woman shrick , and the Horses mov'd a little, and they cry'd again, stop, stop, after which, he drove to the Golden Ball, and the Gentlewoman said, she had been robb'd, and was in a great fright, and burst out a crying; that himself was in a fright, and got a Dram of Brandy, and as he was telling the Man of the House, a Watchman was by and over-heard him, and he describing the Men, they were afterwards taken.

Dubois confirm'd the latter Part of this Evidence, and that he afterwards apprehended Brown , the Evidence, and Wych, and the Constable depos'd, That the Stone was found in Andrews's Pocket when he was apprehended .

This Fact also being fully prov'd, the Jury found them guilty of this Indictment. Death .

John Chappel.
24th February 1731
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John Chappel , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for the Murder of Martin , to which Indictment he pleaded guilty , desiring the favour of the Court that he might not be hang'd in Chains; before Sentence was pass'd, being ask'd by the Court, What he had to say why Judgement should not be pass'd upon him according to Laws made no reply, but after it had been pass'd, said, The Lord have Mercy upon his Soul .

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24th February 1731
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The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgement, as follows:

Receiv'd Sentence of Death 4.

Thomas Andrews , alias Anderson, John Chappel , William Williams , and George Wych .

Transportation 30.

John Allwright , George Beal , E - C - Sarah Birchenough , Thomas Boston , alias Wilmot, Jane Carney , Alice Day , Elizabeth Deacon , Susannah Diamond , Charles Eaton , John Ellis , Joseph Fieldhouse , Charles Gilbert , Joseph Hall, Mary Heskew , alias Astew, alias King, John Hilton , William Marshal , Thomas Nevil , Andrew Noland , Barnaby Perry , Thomas Purtel , William Ryland , Thomas Shippy , Malachy Southy , Anne Thompson , Mary Watson , Edward Wheeler , John Whitton , Thomas Wilmer , and Mary Woodhouse .

Burnt in the Hand 3.

H - S - Elizabeth Wynch , alias Bilby, and Henry Bibby , former Convict.

To be Whip'd 1.

Jane Carney .

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LA Plum Volante. Or the Art of Short-hand improved. Being the most Swift, Regular , and Easy Method of Short-hand-writing yet Excant. Composed after Fifty Years Practice and Improvement of the said Art, by the Observation of other Methods and intent Study of it. The Fifth Edition, with Aditions of the Terms of the Law , and much amended , By William Mason . Price 2 s. 6 d.

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CATO Condemn'd: Or, the Case and History of Self-Murder, sign'd and Display'd at large, on the Principles of Reason, Justice, Law, Religion, Fortitude , Love of ourselves and our Country, and Example; A Solution of this Problem, whether a Man of Sense , Goodness, and Courage, ever did , or can, Kill Himself? Particularly calculated to prevent it in the English Nation : Occassion'd by a Gentlemen of Gray's-Inn Stabbing Himself, in the Year 1730, and other Instances. A Theological Lecture, deliver'd at the Oratory in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields. By J. Henley, M. A. Publish'd at the Request of the Hearers .

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As the Crown and Ball in George's-Court in St. John's-Lane, near Hicks's-Hall, is Sold,

A WATER which perfectly cures the ITCH, or Itching Humour in any Part of the Body, having no offensive Scent ; and hath been prov'd by many Years Experience: Price 1 s. 6 d. a Bottle , with Directions. Prepared by A. Downing , Chymist.

At the same Place may be had,

The true Essence or Spirits of SCURVY-GRASS, both Purging and Plain, most Excellent in all Degrees of the Scurvy , at 8 d. a Bottle. And the Great Elixir of Life, called DAFFY's ELIXIR, truly prepared from the best Ingredients , very useful in all Families . Price 2 s. 6 d. the Half-pint .

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To all Masters of Ships, Country-Shopkeepers, &c. this publick Notice is given.

THAT WILLIAM DICEY , in Conjunction with Mr. BENJAMIN OKELL (to whom a Royal Patent is granted) THOMAS COBB , (in Right of ELIZABETH his Wife, late Widow of Mr. CLUER) and ROBERT RAIKES , continue, and jointly carry on the preparing and vending, both Wholesale and Retail, that excellent Medicine call'd, Dr. BATEMAN's PECTORAL DROPS, at their Warehouse against the South Door of Bow Church , at the farther End of the Church-Yard from Cheapside, London; at which Place (and no other in the City of London) Retailers may be furnish'd, with good Allowance for Profit, by directing for or sending to WILLIAM DICEY or THOMAS COBB and Company, at the Warehouse aforesaid.

N. B. These DROPS carry off the most violent Fever, if taken in Time, and is the best of Remedies for those that are afficted with the present Distempers, viz. Coughs, Colds, intermitting Fevers, &c.

It gives present Ease in the most racking Pains of the Gout and Rheumatism, they have brought away Gravel and Stones almost as big as Horse Beans from divers Persons, and have restored Thousands of poor Infants to their Strength and Liveliness, that have been reduced to meet Skeletons They never fail giving Ease in the most violent Pains of the Body and Limbs, and all the Ailments of the Breast, and is the best of Medicines in all manner of Consumptions.

Sold at One Shilling per Bottle, in which is contained three Doses. At the same Place you may have Gratis, a Book of Certificates, in which you'll find more Cures than can be produc'd from any one Medicine, since the first Use of Physick.



(Noted for his Skill in Surgery and Anatomy, as well as Physick and Chymistry.)

WHO having observ'd the frequent Advertisements in the News Papers, of one and another single Medicine, said to cure all sorts of Gleets , and Seminal Weaknesses, which their Authors confound together, as if there were no Difference between them, has been prevail'd upon, by his Friends, in this publick Manner, to inform, and undeceive those who have unwarily been brought into either, (or both together , as it sometimes happens) of these perplexing, draining Imbecilities .

That where the Gleeting is only from a Laxity of the Glands in the Urethra , what leaks and drills away insensibly from them, through the Urinary Passage, and spots or smears the Linen, though it be yellowish, vet being without Pain, or any ill-condition'd Disorder, is no more than Mucus , and must be cured one Way.

And where it is a Seminal Weakness, that which slips away involuntarily, though it be thin, watery, and unelaborate, either by itself, in the Day-time, or a Nights too frequently, or prosusely in the Sleep, or with the Urine, or upon Stool, whether from an Acrimony, or Depravity of the Juices, or by over-straining the Spermatick Vessels, or both, is Seed, and is to be remedied another way, inasmuch, as that Medicine which will cure the one, will not cure the other, and (vice versa) as every Practitioner that knows the Nature, Make, and different Situation of the Parts ministring to Generation, will allow; and that for want of this due Distinction, and right Application, it is, that so many People are disappointed of Cure; and by Continuance of the Gleetings, are drain'd, as they are, into Impotencies, or Infertilities, which as it hinders their marrying, gives 'em great Anxiety, and the more, when attended , as in some, with Pain and Weakness in the Back and Reins; or, as in others, with Difficulty, or Dribblings of the Urine in, or after making it, which at length comes away either foul , sharp, slimy, or of an ill Sell .

As this is so in Fact, and the Dr. well known to have experienc'd, in numberless Instances, the noble and never-failing Effects of two particular Balsamick Electuaries, which he spared no Pains or Expence to find out, the one to restrain the Mucus, and the other the involuntary shedding of the Seed, by their respectively bracing up the Fibres, and restoring the Tone and Springiness of the relaxed Glands and Seminals, invigotating the Genitals , and fertilizing the Seed, was also perswaded to recommend their Use, that those, who, for a long while together, had tried other Medicines for the same Weaknesses, and by their not succeeding, concluding themselves incurable, might be convinc'd by their speedy Amendment and Recovery by these, that it was not the Incurability of their Malady , but the wrong Method they had been in for Cure.

But yet in either of the said two Weaknesses, or where it happens that they are complicated, and have proceeded, either from Self-abuses, excessive, or over-straining Coitions, or from over Purgations in Venereal Cures, or any other Cause, as a Flux of Humours generally falls down and settles upon all weakened Parts, rendring them still the weaker, and these tender nervous Parts more especially: The first Step to be taken in order to make way for a regular and substantial Cure, (and without which it is not to be accomplished) must, in a peculiar Manner, be to correct, and gently divert those Humours; and the only Medicine he could ever rely upon to do this effectually, that is, to overcome the Cause, and introduce the Cure of the most difficult of these Weaknesses, (even where the Vessels had been obstructed, Manhood greatly enseebled, and in some, well nigh extinct, or at least not able to touch a Woman, but ad primum labiorum contactum, semen emittunt; ) has been his Preparing Pills, of which when the Patient has taken only three Doses, at due Distances he is to begin (and not before) with one or t'other (or both together, as the Case may chance to be) of the said two Electuaries, which how to distinguish in, and how to proceed with, the printed Directions, wrap'd

up with the Pills, do so plainly shew, that no Persons, even of the meanest Capacities, can be at any Loss to understand them; but will by their observing the easy Rules therein laid down, have their Blood and whole Body well cleans'd and purified, the debilated Parts strengthened, and by Degrees, compleatly, and lastingly invigorated and restored , so as to be enabled quickly, and safely to Marry, without the least Need of any further, or other Advice or Medicine.

They are to be had, Price 7 s. 6 d. the Box, sealed up, ready to be delivered to any Messenger, upon only asking for, a Box of Pills, at Mr. Payne's, a Bookseller, at the Crown, facing the Chapter Coffee-House, in Pater-noster-row.

Note, The said Electuaries, viz. Number 1, for Gleets, and Numb. 2. for Seminal and Genital Weaknesses, are to had there also, Price 7 s. 6 d. each Pot, and are likewise sealed up, and to be asked for by Electuary Number 1, or Electuary Number 2.

No. 162. The Son of a certain Stationer having for some time been troubled with a Malignant SCURVY in his Limbs, and all over his Body, so that it differ'd but very little from a LEPROSY, was brought by his Father, for Advice, to

Mr. JOHN MOORE , Apothecary,

At the Pestle and Mortar in Laurence-Pountney's-Lane , the first Great Gates on the Left-Hand from Cannon-Street.

And he in about three Weeks time effectually cured him of all his foul Eruptions, to the great Satisfaction of all the Family. Any Person applying to the said JOHN MOORE , will be directed to the Patient himself, of whom they may receive the Particulars of this Cure more at large.

N. B. The aforesaid JOHN MOORE has lately prepared two Anti-Scorbutick Medicines, being Pills and a Spirit, which excel any thing yet offer'd to the Publick, with a Purge given at proper Times with it: It expels the numerous Trains of Scorbutick Symtoms; and as the Hypocondriac and Hysteric Illnesses have their Source from the Scurvy it relieves them; it altors and changes all the Juices in the human Body, renovates the Blood, restores decay'd Nature, chears the Heart, revives the Spirits, and opens Obstructions of the Viscera, gives Rest to weary, tired and worn out Bodies, it invigorates and inkindles again the almost extinguish'd natural innate Heat, making the Vital Flame to burn clear, removing Weaknesses and Indispositions, and restoring the prestine Health.

The Symptoms are cutaneous Eruptions, as red, yellow or black Spots upon the Arm and Legs, as small as Flea-bites, sometimes as large a Crown-Piece, and sometimes the Limbs are beset with rough scaly Swellings, oftentimes there is an itching of the Skin, and is frequently taken for what is vulgarly call the Itch.

The Scurvy perverts the Lympha, and is a mortal Enemy to the nervous System; for Scorbutick Persons are troubled with Weariness, Weakness, Sonse of Weight, and a dull obscure Pain in the Limbs, the Appetite is either too stimulating or too languid, the Gums are liable to Excrescences, Swellings and Ulcers, and when rubb'd void either a saltish Blood or serous Humor, the Teeth are loose and corroded, the Mouth has a Stench; the Sp is very salt and sometimes acid, they are likewise affected with nocturnal Sweats, difficulty of Breathing, wandering Pains , a fat Skin is found sometimes swimming on the Top of the Urine; but all these Symptoms are rarely found in the same Person.

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A Compleat Collection of State Tryals for High-Treason , and other Crimes and Misdemeanours, from the Reign of King Richard the 2d, to the End of the Reign of King George the 1st, in Six Volumes.

The Magazine of Architecture, Perspective, and Sculpture, in five Parts, with an Alphabetical Explanation of the Terms made use of in Architecture. Collected from the most approv'd Authors, Antient and Modern, particularly Palladio Scamozzi, and Vignola , and

made a Work of general Use for Gentlemen, Architects, Sculptors, Painters, Workmen, and all Persons concern'd in Building. Embellish'd with 96 Copper Plates. By Edward Oakley , Architect, M. M.

The General History of Ireland: Containing an Account of the first Inhabitants of that Kingdom, with the Lives of 170 succeeding Monarchs, the Original of the Gadelians , and their Travels ; the Assistance the Irish afforded the Scots against the Romans and Brittans: A Description of their Laws to preserve their Records and Antiquities ; also an Account of their Assemblies at Ta : A Relation of their Wars with the Danes , and the Arvival of Henry the 2d, King of England. By Dr. Jeoffery Keating; to which is added, an Appendix, collected from the Remarks of the learned Dr. Anthony Raymond of Trin . The 2d Edition. Illustrated with above 100 Coats of Arms, and 4 l. Copper-Plates .

Ten Discourses concerning Earth and Water, Fire and Air, as they relate to the Growth of Plants; with a Collection of new Discourses, for the Improvement of Land, either in the Farm or Garden, with several new Observations relating to Plants, Juices, Wall Trees, Dwarfs, Vines, Figs, as also the Kitchen, and Flower-Gardens, or Exotic Plants. By R. Bradley, F. R. S .

Arithmatick in all its Parts: Containing all the Rules, both for the Vulgar and Decimal, adapted to the meanest Capacity , in a practical, easy and familiar Method. The 2d Edition. By Gideon Royer , Writer, Flourisher and Imbettither, to the late Kings , Charles, James, William and Queen Anne; to which is added, a Compendium of Algebra, solving Simple, Quadratick, and Cubick Equations, and the Method of Series , after so plain a Method, that any one who understands Numbers, may learn the Solution of the said Equations, without a by George Gorden , late Assistant Reverend D. Desaguliers .

Sepulchrorum Inscriptiones , or a curious Collection of above 900 the most remarkable Epitaphs, Antient and Modern, Serious and Merry, in the Kingdoms of Great Britain, Ireland, &c.

An Historical Compendium , from the Creation, to the Year 1726; giving an Account of the Character, Deaths and Successions of all the Emperors, Popes, Kings, Governors, Rulers, and other Persons of Note, it being a curious Collection of History, both Sacred and Prosane . The 2d Edition, with proper Indexes.

Printed for B. Creake , at the Red Bible in Ave-Mary-Lane, and Sold at his Shop in Jermyn-Street, St. James's.

Who likewise selleth Bibles and Common-Prayers, French or English, of all Sorts and Sizes, with Cuts or without, Rul'd or Unrul'd, in all Sorts of Bindings; also Books of Devotion, on the Sacrament, and School-Books of all Sorts; Wholesale or Retale, at Reasonable Rates.

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The Modern Musick-Master, or, The Universal Musician. Containing, I. An Introduction to singing, after so easy a Method, that Persons of the meanest Capacities may (in a short time) learn to Sing (in Tune) any Song that is for to Musick . II. Directions for playing on the Flute , with a Scale for transposing any Piece of Musick to the properest Keys for that Instrument . III. The newest Method for Learners on the German Flute, as improv'd by the greatest Masters of the Age . IV. Instructions upon the Hautboy, in a more familiar Method than any extant. V. The Art of playing on the Violin; with a new Scale, shewing how to stop every flat or sharp Note, exactly in Tune, and where the Shifts of the Hand should be made. VI. The Harpsichord illustrated and improved, wherein is shewn the Italian Manner of Fingering, with Sets of Lessons for Beginners, and those who are already Proficients on that Instrument and the Organ; with Rules for attaining to play a Thorough-Bass. In which is included, A large Collection of Airs, and Lessons, adapted to the several Inst. uments, extracted from the Works of Mr. Handel, Bononcini, Albinoni, and other eminent Masters . With a brief History of Musick, wherein

is related the several Changes, Additions, and Improvements from its Origin to the present Time. To which is added, A Musical Dictionary, explaining such Greek, Latin, Italian and French Words as generally occur in Musick. Curiously adorn'd with Cuts, representing the manner of performing on every Instrument. Finely Engrav'd on above 320 Plates. Engrav'd, Printed, and Sold at the Printing Office, in Bow Church-yard, London. Price 7 s. 6 d. Where may be had Books of Instructions for any single Instrument, far exceeding any others extant. Price 1 s. 6 d.

At the above Place is just Publish'd, the Favourite Songs in the Opera of PORUS; and transpos'd for the Flute ; to which is prefix'd, the Overture in Score. Price 2 s. 6 d.

Dr. GODFREY's GENERAL CORDIAL, So universally approved of for the CHOLICK, and all Manner of PAINS in the BOWELS FLUXES, FEVERS, SMALL-POX, MEASLES, RHEUMATISM, COUGHS, COLDS, and RESTLESNESS in Men, Women, and Children, and Particularly for several Ailments incident to Child-bearing Woman, and Relief of young Children in bearing their Teeth.

IS Sold in most Cities, Boroughs, and Market-Towns throughout Great-Britain and Ireland, and in most publick Streets in London; remov'd from Hunsdon to Broxborn in Hertfordshire : And for the Conveniency of supplying all those Parts, there are establish'd, by me BENJAMIN GODFREY, these following Wholesale Warehouses, viz.

John Westlake 's in Queen's-street , Bristol; William Furly 's, Distiller, at the Black Prince in the Market-place in the City of Norwich.

Peter Leadbeater 's, Distiller, in West-Chester.

Mr. Button's, Bookseller, on the Bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mr. Brook's, Distiller, on the Blind-Key, Dublin .

As also at my Original Warehouse, facing Angel-Alley in Bishopsgate-street, without Bishopsgate, London.

Any reputable Shopkeeper in any City, Borough, or Market-Town, where this Medicine is not already sold, may be supplied at any of the said Ware-houses, with good Allowance.

N. B. The Publick are desir'd to take Notice, (to prevent being imposed on) that there is an ill-minded Person who counterfeits the said Medicine, and puts the Title of Godfrey's Cordial on the Top of the Bottles, and in his Bills given with the Bottles, he calls it The GENERAL CORDIAL, and does not put the Person's Name who prepares it; but as this Counterfeit Maker is now found out by his own Confession, he and his Sellers will be prosecuted as the Law directs. ONE of the unfair Sellers of the sham Medicine without the Maker's Name who prepares it, is at a Silver-Smith's near Lombard-Street, another is at a Choosemonger's facing Devonshire-Square in Bishopsgate-Street. But, to prevent the Buyers from being imposed on, I have put my Christian Name on the Top of each Bottle, as in the Margin, which is prepared


The Price of each Bottle is 6 d.

John Taylor , Agent for Merchants.

Next Door to the Cutler's, at the End of Castle-Alley, behind the Royal-Exchange, London, a Board of Directions at the Window. Several hundreds of good Countrymen, and Servants of all Trades, are wanted for Jamaica directly, Ships will Sail every Week for Jamaica. Good able Carpenters, Bricklayers, Wheelwrights, Blacksmiths, Sawyers and Coopers, shall have twenty-five Pounds yearly Wages, &c. and all Men Servants that will go to Jamaica, shall be entertained every Day, by John Taylor ,

Vivant Rex & Regina

To Distillers,

Jonathan Pead , Chymist, near the White-Swan Alehouse in New-Street-Square, between Shoe-Lane and Fetter-Lane,

Prepares and Sells a true Calcination of TAKTAR , which has given a general Satisfaction, by cleansing Malt-Spirits from all their foetid Flavour, rendering them soft , sweet and pleasant, fit for any Mixture, improving every Day; if upon Trial, it does not answer, the Money shall be repaid.

N. B. Six Pounds are sufficient for a Pipe, and require but one Distillation. Price Fourteen Pence per Pound.

The speediest and most approved Remedy for COUGHS, COLDS, ASTHMAS, PHTISICKS, WHEESINGS and SHORTNESS of BREATH, &c.

COX's Original, Inestimable, Angelical Tincture, (Famous throughout Europe and the Plantations) that hath given such infinite Satisfaction to those that have made Use of it; it daily over-comes the most grounded Coughs, tho' of never so long standing, and perfectly cures them in a few Days, as Thousands can testify; 'tis found to be a sure Help, and the only Medicine of the Age for old Consumptions, Phtisicks , Colds, Wheesings, Asthamas , Shortness of Breath, and all other Diseases of the Breast and Lungs, restoring those who are left off by Physicians, remaining in utter Despair under the Burden of their miserable Lives: It cannot be sufficiently commended, and hath now been sold upwards of 30 Years with great Success.

Removed from the Golden-Ball in Nicholas-Lane, Lombard-street,

Prepared and sold Wholesale at the Golden-Ball in Pater-noster Row, near St. Paul's.

Where all Shopkeepers and others may be furnished with any Quantity, with an Allowance to sell again: Sold also at Ned's Coffee-house, in Birchin-lane; Mr. Coldham, at the Golden Fleece , at Cherry-Garden Stairs ; at Burr's Coffee-house in Harp-lane, near Bear-key ; Mrs. Leney's next to Brightman's Coffee-house, Wapping Old Stairs; Mr. Woodrooffe , Haberdasher of Small War at the Golden-Key and Star in the Minories ; Mr. Desea , at the Sign of the Spaniard in New-street, St. Martin's-lane; Mr. Bedberry's , a Confectioner, at the Black-Lyon , over-against Hand-Alley, without Bishopsgate; Mr. Taylor's, at the Three Wise Men of Gotham , in Shore-Ditch; Hatton Garden Coffee -house, Hatton-Garden; at Wharton's Coffee-house in Clare-Market; Mr. Norris, Tallow Chandler, over-against the King's-Bench, Southwark; Mr. Gillender's, over-against White's Chocolate-house, St. James's; Monday's Coffee-house in New Round-Court in the Strand; Mr. West's a Tea-Shop on Garlick-Hill; Mr. Perry, at the Portugal Arms in Pall-Mall; Mr. Robotham's, a Toy-Shop near White-Chapel-Bars ; at Thompson's Coffee-house, Lancaster-Court near St. Martin's Church in the Strand; at Mr. West's a Pastry-Cook within the Gate on London-Bridge; at Mr. Page's, Cheesemonger in Rose-street Newgate-Market; at Mrs. Dalton's at the Green-Ball in Brown-street, Bunhill-fields; and at most of the Cities and Great Towns in England. Price 1 s. a Bottle, with printed Directions, each Bottle being Sealed down with Black Wax, and the above Coat of Arms.

N. B. It may be taken without Consinement or Hinderance of Business.

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