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26th February 1735
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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 26th, Thursday the 27th, Friday the 28th of February, and Saturday the 1st of March, 1735, in the Eighth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Being the Third SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir EDWARD BELLAMY, Knt. Lord-Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1735.

NUMBER III.

LONDON:

Printed for J. ROBERTS, at the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane.

M.DCC.XXXV.

(Price Six Pence.)

The PROCEEDINGS, &c.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir EDWARD BELLAMY , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Justice Reeve, Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder, Simon Urlin , Serjeant at Law, Deputy Recorder of the City of London; and others His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer for the City of London, Justices of Goal Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

John Andrews ,

Thomas Bedel ,

William Serjeant ,

Richard Walton ,

Jonathan Brewer ,

Hugh Wise ,

Thomas Gilbert ,

John Thompson ,

James Leadbeater ,

Thomas Jeffries ,

William Fish ,

Samuel Willet .

Middlesex Jury.

John Henshaw ,

William Middleson ,

William Chisholm ,

Charles Carns ,

John Fowler ,

Philip Griffith ,

Daniel Brock ,

Samuel Mullings ,

Alexander Fry ,

Thomas Turner ,

Thomas Randall ,

Richard Evans .

Howard Deezly.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-1
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1. Howard Deezly , alias Deardsley , was indicted for stealing a Coat and Waist-coat , the Goods of Benjamin Moody , Feb. 13 . Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Gilpin.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-2
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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2. Thomas Gilpin , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Mary Adamson , about four in the Afternoon, she and others being in the House and stealing three Pewter Dishes value 7 s. 6d. seventeen Plates and a Shift, the Goods of Mary Adamson; and a Shift, two Caps, three Aprons, and a Hankerchief, the Goods of Mary Lansdale , Jan. 22 . Guilty of Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Bingley.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-3
VerdictNot Guilty

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3. Mary Bingley , alias Brooks , was indicted for assaulting Mary Crone in Wood-street Compter , putting her in fear, and taking from her five Guineas, the Money of her Husband William Crone , December 31 . Acquitted .

Robert Roach.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-4
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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4. Robert Roach , was indicted for privately stealing two Wigs value 7 s. in the Shop of Michael Macnamar , Jan. 23 . Guilty 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Hannah Hartford.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-5
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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5. Hannah Hartford , was indicted for stealing a Shirt, two Shifts, and other Linnen , the Goods of James Lemon , and Richard Read , Jan. 18 . Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Bulbrook.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-6
VerdictNot Guilty

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6. William Bulbrook , was indicted for stealing a Copper, value 20 s. the Goods of Joseph Currier , Feb. 13 . Acquitted .

Joseph Stevens.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-7
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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7. Joseph Stevens , was indicted for stealing 34 lb of Lead , the Goods of Robert Sculthorp , Jan. 20 .

Andrew Farling , Apprentice to Mr. Dormer, a Bricklayer, deposed, that he and the Prisoner being at work at the Ipswich Arms in Cullum-street , the Prisoner took the Lead from the Gutter, and they sold it at a Chandler's Shop in Barbican for 5 s. and shared the Money between them. Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Beaumont.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-8
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty
SentencesDeath

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8. Thomas Beaumont , was indicted for assaulting Martha Fowler with an intent to rob her , December 22 . Guilty .

He was a second time indicted for sending a Letter dated February 30, without any Name subscribed, to Dorothy, the Wife of John Penson , demanding four Pounds, and threatning if the Money was not left as directed, to murder her . March 2d, 1733 .

John Penson. About the end of February last, or the beginning of March, when I came home my Maid deliver'd this Letter to me. It is directed to my Wife, and contains Threatnings to murder her if she did not leave 4 l. in a Place therein mentioned. I left a Bag of Shot in the Place, and set a Watch, but could not make any Discovery. The Boy (the Prisoner) had some Relations in the Neighbourhood, and used to be lurking there abouts. At last upon some Quarrel

between his Cousin and another Woman, I heard that he was in Newgate, and that this Letter was of his writing. Upon this, I went to him and shew'd him the Letter, and asked him if he knew it. He said, Yes, very well, for he wrote it himself, and he was to have half the Money, and these People (John and Hester Robinson ) were to have the other half.

For Mrs. Penson, in Silvuer-Street,

Bloomsbury-Market, Feb. 30.

Mrs. Penson if you dont put four Pound within your Rails by your Bones by God we will burn you and your Family down to the Ground dam our Sols if we dont by ten a Clock and if you set a Watch the furst time we Litt of you we will murder you dam our Eyes if we dont put the Munnuy

We will murder you by God

by us J.H Im TG TH.

John Penny . Mrs. Penson sent for me and shew'd me the Letter. I watch'd till one in the Morning but to no purpose. I went to Newgate with Mr. Penson. We shew'd the Letter to the Prisoner; he own'd he writ it, and carried it to the Post-house in Wild-street.

Prisoner. I was light-headed in Newgate, and did not know what I said.

Hester Robinson . The Day before this Letter was sent, I saw the Prisoner writing a Letter - I have seen him write before, and I believe this Letter to be his Hand -

Jonathan Horn . This Woman Hester Robinson told me that the Prosecutor had been with her several times, and offer'd her two or three Guineas to swear against the Boy.

Ann Horn . And she said the same to me.

Robinson. He never offer'd me a Penny to swear any thing but the truth - As for these People, they threatned what they would do to me if I appeared against the Boy.

John Grant . Hearing that Hester Robinson had been at Hick's Hall, I asked her if she had sworn against the Boy, and she said, yes, but not to hurt him, for she knew of no Letter; that she durst do no other than swear against him; and that Penson had offer'd her five Guineas to swear away the Boy's Life. I have known the Boy four or five Years, and never heard any thing unhandsome of him; and therefore I hope the honourable Gentlemen will allow the Law to be suborned and the Blood to be bought when the whole Neighbourhood cry out shame of the Prosecutor for prosecuting the Boy in such an innocent manner - Innocent? Yes, is it not an innocent thing to take a Man's Blood for Money?

Robinson. This Man came to my Room boldly, and asked me if I had been to Hicks's Hall to swear against the Prisoner. I told him I had, but that I swore nothing but the truth, and I was obliged to do that to clear my self. Then he asked me if Mr. Penson did not give me four Guineas. Upon which I bid him get out of my House - As to what Mr. Penson offer'd it was this; he said he would bear my Charges if it was three or four Guineas.

The Jury found the Prisoner Guilty . Death .

Arthur Owen.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-9
VerdictNot Guilty

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9. Arthur Owen , was indicted for stealing a Coat, value 10 s. the Goods of Charles Lownds , Esq ; November 2 . Acquitted .

Ann Ward, Bridget Fream.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-10
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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10. Ann Ward , and Bridget Fream , were indicted for privately stealing a Piece of Sattin, value 40 s. the Goods of John Brice , in his Shop , April 22 .

Stephen Brice , Junior. The Prisoners came into our Shop, in Chandois Street, Covent Garden , and looked upon some striped Thread Sattins and at last bought 14 Yards. I heard a Piece fall, and one of them took it up and laid it on the Counter. I observed that they were shuffling something under their Riding-hoods, and I told Mr. Young, that I suspected they had stole a Piece, upon which he presently follow'd them, and found this Piece of Sattin upon Ward - This was about noon.

Hezekiah Young. I overtook Fream first, and turned up her Cloak, but finding nothing there, I stopt Ward, and found the Sattin upon her. They were both carried to Covent-Garden Round-house: and the same Day examined before Justice Hilder, who granted a Warrant for commiting them to

the Gatehouse, but in their way thither, with two Constables with them in a Coach and the Beadle behind, they were rescued, by several Men. We afterwards found the Prisoners committed to the Gate-house for a Fact of the same kind.

Thomas Parr , confirm'd the Evidence at the Rescue as in the following Tryal.

The Jury found Ward Guilty and acquitted Fream.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Matth.ias Fream.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-11
VerdictsGuilty
SentencesTransportation

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11. Matth.ias Fream , a Soldier , was indicted for stealing a Hat, value 8 s. the Goods of Thomas Parr , April 22 .

He was a second time indicted for rescuing Ann Ward , and Bridget Fream out of the Custody of a Constable , April 22 .

Thomas Parr . On the 22d of, April last in the Evening, I was called by Mr. Price to carry two Shop-lifters, Ann Ward, and Bridget Fream , from the Round-house before Justice Hilder, who made their Commitment to the Gate-house A Coach was call'd for that purpose: The Coach-man drove down Rose Street, into an Alley where a House had been burnt down, which occasioned a Stop for a Quarter of an Hour. At about eight o'Clock we came into St. Martin's Lane , where the Prisoner and eight or nine more attacked us, broke the Coach-Doors to pieces, and rescued the Woman. My Hat was beat off in the Fray, and I saw the Prisoner take it up and carry it away.

Prisoner. How can you be sure that I took it when several others were there?

Parr. He staid the last Man of the Mob: The rest were gone a little before when he took my Hat up - When the two Women were in the Round-house that Afternoon, he came several times to them. The last time was about five o'Clock when his Wife bid him make haste: And he answered, I'll be ready for ye, and I warrant ye I'll do your Business.

Several other Witnesses deposed to the same effect, and the Jury found the Prisoner Guilty of both Indictments.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Jackson.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-12
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceTransportation

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12. William Jackson , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch value 40 s. the Goods of Edward French , in his House , December 7 . Guilty 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Margaret Mills.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-13
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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13. Margaret Mills , was indicted for stealing a Tea Kettle the Goods of George Billings , February 15 . Guilty 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Anthony Byrne, John Clark, Thomas Bateman.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-14
VerdictNot Guilty; Guilty
SentenceDeath

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14. Anthony Byrne . John Clark , and Thomas Bateman , were indicted for stealing a Pair of Buck Skin Breeches with Silver Buttons, value 35 s. three Silver Spoons, value 30 s. a Hat value 5 s. 28 Moidores, 9 Quarter Moidores, 6 Portugal Pieces, each value 36 s. and 30 Guineas, the Goods and Money of Alexander Miller , in his House , December 26 .

Alexander Miller . On the 27th of December in the Morning I found my Chest broke open, and that my Goods and Money were taken away. The Prisoner Byrne is my Brother in Law and lodged in my House, and he absconding, and I hearing that the other two Prisoners were gone with him, I suspected them, and publish'd Advertisements. They were all taken at Huntington.

John Hardwick . I live at Huntington. The Prisoner's passing thro' the Town, I was told that they were suspected Persons, they having been seen at Godmanchester with a great deal of Money, and could give no good account how they came by it. Upon which, I and four more pursued 'em on Horse-back, and overtook them by a Wood side, out of the Road. We brought 'em back to an Ale-house, where Byrne took me aside and told me that his two Companions were Irish Rogues who had persuaded him to rob his Brother in Law, and had lent him a Pair of Shoe-makers Pincers to break the Chest open. They were carried before the Mayor of Huntington. Byrne had these Buck-skin Breeches on; these three Silver Spoons, and the Money in this Paper which is 30 l. 1 s. 6 d. were found in his Pocket; in this other Paper is 4 l. 10 s. which was taken from Bateman; and 5 l. 11 s. which is in this Paper, was found upon Clark. Byrne confest all before the Mayor, who took his Confession in writing.

Alexander Miller . These are my Breeches and my Spoons -

Then Byrne's Confession was proved and and read in Court.

Byrne. I confess my self Guilty - I lodged

at my Brother in Law's House the Cock and Pye in Drury Lane . Clark and Bateman from time to time egg'd me on to rob my Brother, and said, they could get off any Goods. They carried me from one Alehouse to another, and at last I agreed with them to do it. They lent me a Pair of Shoemakers Pincers to break open the Chest. When I had done it, I went and told them directly, and gave them two Guineas to fetch their Cloaths out of pawn from George Stringer 's, in Drury Lane - They told me they would carry me to Dublin where I should live without working; and they persuaded me to marry a Common Woman at the Fleet - They had between them 26 l. of the Money that I took from my Brother.

Court. It appears that Clark and Bateman, were not Principals but Accessary's in this Fact. The Jury must therefore acquit them of this Indictment, but the Prosecutor may indict them for receiving the Goods and Money knowing them to be stolen.

The Jury acquitted Clark and Bateman, and found Byrne guilty . Death .

John Clark, Thomas Bateman.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-15
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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15. John Clark and Thomas Bateman , were indicted for receiving the said Goods knowing them to be stolen .

The Jury found them Guilty . Transportation for fourteen Years .

William Wardlow, Martha Daniel.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-16
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty; Guilty
SentencesTransportation

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16. William Wardlow , alias Wadlow and Martha Daniel , were indicted, Wadlow for stealing a Coat, a Wastcoat, and a Pair of Breeches , the Goods of William Pippin , November 28 . and Daniel for receiving the same knowing them to be stolen .

Mary Pippin . The Goods were stolen out of my Kitchen about seven o'Clock on Thursday Night. I went to Martha Daniel a Pawnbroker and offer'd to pay whatever they were pawn'd for. She said she had none of them, this was on the Tuesday following, and three Weeks afterwards a strange Man came and asked me if I had not lost such a Suit of Gray. I told him, Yes. And then he told me, The Cloaths are pawn'd for a Guinea, and you must give me a Guinea before you see them or the House where they be. I gave him the Money. Then he carried me to the House of the Prisoner Martha Daniel, and she shew'd me the Cloaths, and said she had them at eight o'Clock the same Night that I lost them; I asked her why she did not let me have them when I first enquired for them and offer'd her the Money. She said she was afraid that when I had got the Cloaths, I would not be so good as my Word - I found that the Stranger was her Daughter's Husband.

Mary Pattison . (the Pawnbroker's Maid)

On Thursday Night I took the Cloaths of Wardlow, and lent him a Guinea upon them. My Mistress was not then at home. And I was not at home when the Prosecutor came to enquire for them, which was on the Tuesday following.

Court. But had not you acquainted your Mistress with it in all that time?

Pattison. No.

Pippin. She has sworn falsly, for she was in the Shop when I went to enquire for the Goods. I asked her if she had not taken in such Things, and she said she did not know, but she would ask her Mistress. And so she called her Mistress into the Shop. Do you know, says her Mistress, in whose Name the Things were pledged. No, says I, for to tell you the Truth they were stolen.

M. Pattison. My Mistress afterwards order'd me to stop Wardlow the next time he came, and so I did when he came to pawn a Black Suit.

The Jury found Wardlow guilty , and acquitted Daniel.

Wardlow was a second time indicted for stealing a Coat and Waistcoat, the Goods of William Wollard , December 10 . This was the Black Suit mentioned in the former Trial. The Jury found him guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Sarah Price.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-17
VerdictNot Guilty

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17. Sarah Price , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tea Pot, a Silver Watch, a Silver Snuff Box, a Silk Waistcoat trim'd with Gold Lace, a Silk Waistcoat trim'd with Silver Frogs, two Coats, two Pair of Breeches, seven Shirts, seven Silver Tea Spoons, and other Goods, 280 Guineas, and 10 l. in Silver, the Goods and Money of Isaac Hawkins , and John Lewis , in their House , January 14 .

John Lewis . I and my Partner Isaac Hawkins live in Petty France . The Prisoner was our Servant . The Night before the Robbery I came home between twelve and one, and found her in her Scarlet Cloak and Black Hood. I asked her if she had been out, she at last owned that she had, but said she had been at home above an Hour, but happened to fall asleep. Mr. Hawkins came home after me and was in a great Passion with her, for he said he had been at the Door before and knock'd several times but could not get in; and therefore he told her she should stay in the House no longer. She desired me to pacify him, and let her stay two or three Days, because she was not provided with a Lodging. We at last agreed to this, and the next Night he and I went to sup at Mrs. Pattisons, a Snuff-Shop in Great Queen Street. Mr. Hawkins took the Key of the Street Door with him that the Prisoner might not go out again and leave the House. About eleven o'Clock she came to us, and said, the Silver Tea Pot was lost. God send that nothing else may be lost, says I, and so we went home and found the Street Door lock'd- The Lock goes with a Spring, so that she could make it fast without the Key, by pulling it after her when she came out. We found our Box and Drawers broke open, and mist the Goods and Money. We searched all the House, and look'd up the Chimnies in every Room but could see no body. We went up to the Garret where she lay. Her Door was lock'd and the Key without side. We went in and found her Box shut, and so were the Windows, and nothing out of order. We examin'd her, and told her that she must have a hand in this. She said she knew nothing of it, but that she had been out to drink Tea with Mrs. Needham, a Mantua Maker in the Neighbourhood, and had left the Door upon the Latch. She went down into the Kitchen, and as she was coming up again, she call'd out, Mr. Lewis, for God's sake come here! They have begun to fire the House, and it's God's Mercy we were not all burnt. I went down, and she shewed me a place on the Kitchen Stairs where the Board was burnt. I felt it was hot, upon which I told her it must be her doing since we came home, for if it had been done before, it would have been cold. But all that she said to this was, Do you think I would be such a Beast? Then we locked her up in her own Garret, and in a little time she cryed out For God's sake come up. I went to see what was the matter; she said that she had been robbed too. Her Box was then open and so was the Garret Window. She looked out of the Window with the Candle, and said, the Thieves must be gone that way. She told us she had lost two Gowns and a Holland Shirt. But we afterwards found that she had sent those Gowns to pawn.

Pawnbroker. A Man pledg'd these Gowns with me in the name of John Taylor , on the twenty first of January, and he said they were his Wife's.

Mrs. Needham. An Hour after the Robbery, the Prisoner brought these Gowns to Mrs. Burt's, at whose House I then was, and said, the House was robb'd, and she had brought the Gowns for fear they should be lost too.

Mrs. Burt. The Prisoner had been drinking Tea with us three Quarters of an Hour, and then she went home, and in an Hour's time she came again with her Gown, and said, the House had been robb'd - I went to see her when she was in the Gate house, and she bid me pawn the Gowns in the name of John Taylor, and so I sent my Husband with them.

Mr. Lewis. Hearing the Gowns were at Burt's House, I asked her about them, and she said they were pawn'd in the Prisoner's Name.

Mrs. Burt. So they were at first. But when her Name was advertised I was afraid they might be stopt, and so I fetch'd them out, and sent them again in the Name of John Taylor.

Needham. The Prisoner told me she had a Sweet-heart whose Name was Wilson; that he was a Widower, and a Surgeon, and had 100 l. a Year at Windsor, but at present was a Prisoner in the Fleet, That he had a great many fine Cloths that had been his Wife's, in pawn. That his Cause was to be

try'd at the opening of the Parliament, and he wanted two or three Hundred Pounds to get himself clear, and then he would marry her. And she desired me about two Months before the Robbery to write a Love Letter to him, which I did. When I went to see her in the Gate-house, a vile Fellow said to me, Ye Bitch if you offer to be an Evidence against her I'll get somebody to swear your Life away.

Prisoner. Mrs. Needham came and asked me to drink Tea with her; I told her I could not leave the House, because my Master had got the Key, but I put the Lock back and left the Door upon the Latch, and went with her. She having no Fire, we both went to Mrs. Burts in the Broad Way. I staid three Quarters of an Hour, and then returning, I found the Door ajar. The first thing I mist was the Tea Pot which I had left on the Table, upon which I run up in a fright, and fetch'd my Gowns and Cloak and carried them to Mrs. Burt's, Lord, says I, If Mr. Lewis has not been at home and bid the Tea Kettle to frighten me, the House has been robb'd and I am ruin'd. Then I went to Queen-Street, where my Masters were, and acquainted 'em with it. They went home and I followed them directly, and going down Stairs, I found some Tinder that seemed to be on fire on the Stairs, upon which I called and shewed it them. Then going up to Bed I mist my Cloaths, and being in a great fright, I forgot I had carried them out, and thought I had been robb'd. The Night before there being no Coals to make a Fire, I asked them to send for some, but they said there was no occasion, for they were going out and should not be back till twelve o'Clock. When they were gone there being nothing in the House but a bit of Cheese, I went out to get something for Supper.

Mr. Lewis. There was three Ribs of a Neck of Mutton, and half a Cheese, besides Bread.

Prisoner. It being cold when I came home I sat up in my Cloak and Hood. Mr. Lewis came in at twelve, and Mr. Hawkins at two, and he was in a great Passion, and said he had been twice at the Door and could not get in.

Several in whose Families the Prisoner had been a Servant gave her a very good Character, and the Jury acquitted her.

Joseph Mitchell.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-18
VerdictsNot Guilty; Not Guilty

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18. Joseph Mitchell , was indicted with William Byrom (not yet taken) for breaking the House of Sir Fisher Tench , and stealing sixteen Linnen Covers for Chairs, the Goods of Sir Fisher Tench, and wearing Apparel, the Goods of several Persons, January 24 , in the Night .

Ann Devy . I live at Sir Fisher Tench 's in Hatton Garden . His Garret Window was open'd in the Night and the Goods were taken away, I lost two Shifts, three Aprons, four Pair of Ruffles, eight Mobs, twelve Handkerchiefs, two Petticoats, and two Suits of Head Cloths.

Catherine Eastall . And I lost a Camblet Gown and a Quilted Petticoat. There were likewise lost out of the Garret twelve Linnen Covers for Chairs and a Frize Gown.

Robert Carter . On Friday the twenty fourth of January, the Prisoner, my self and Byrom went into Hatton Garden, where there was a Ladder with a Board upon it standing against Sir Fisher Tench's House. Byrom went up to the Top and opened the Garret Window and went in. It was about eight o'Clock and a very Moonlight Night. He threw down two Bundles to me and the Prisoner, who both waited below. We look'd over the Goods at Mrs. Richard's in Thatched Alley, near Chick Lane. Being apprehensive of one Robert Mason who lay in the next Room, we carried the Things to my Mother Hannah Barnet 's, and gave them to my Wife to pawn for us, for we wanted something for Supper. Next Morning I looked out for a Chap, and met with Mrs. Leadbeater in Leather-lane, and sold her part of the Goods for 30 s. and bid her come to my Mother's to see the rest. Then I went to Oads's where I found the Prisoner and Byrom, and gave them 10 s. a piece.

Robert Mason . I lodged at Mother Richards's House, and looking through the Partition, I saw Bob Carter and two more looking over a Parcel of Linnen and other Womens Apparel. One of them was in a Soldier's Coat, and I think it was the Prisoner, but I am not positive.

Several appeared to the Prisoner's Character, and the Jury acquitted him.

He was a second time indicted with William Byrom (not then taken) for breaking the House of Elizabeth Edmonds , and stealing five Shirts, two Shifts, and a Handkerchief, January 24 , in the Night .

Elizabeth Edmonds. I lost the Goods out of a Parlor in Green Arbour Court in the Little Old Baily , about six at Night.

Robert Carter . The Prisoner and I, and Byrom went into Green Arbour Court to the Prosecutor's House; the Prisoner pushed up the Sash and went in and brought out the Linnen, which we carried to my Lodging at Mr. Oads's. The two plain Shirts I sold to Mrs. Leadbeater for 8 s. and the three ruffled Shirts we wore on Sunday. I sold the Shirts to Sam Haydon for 16 s. 6 d.

Elizabeth Carter . On Friday Night five Weeks ago, my Husband and the Prisoner and another, brought in a Bundle of Wet Linnen to Mr. Oads's, but his Maid would not let them leave it there, and so they carried it to my Mothers.

Samuel Hayden , Carter brought two Shirts to my House about four in the Afternoon and sold them (not to me for I was drunk and abed, but) to two Men for 16 s. and 6 d. I have seen the Prisoner in Carter's Company.

John Oades . I keep the Goat and Leek in Black Boy Alley. I have known the Prisoner three Months, but know no harm of him, for he's a very civil Man. Indeed I have seen him with Cartar, and when Carter was in the New Jail, the Prisoner used to run of his Errants and lay at my House. Carter told me that he was a very honest Lad, and only delighted in Cudgel Playing and Bear Gardens.

George Holderness , Watchman. I seiz'd the Prisoner, he resisted, and in strugling, this Chissel fell out of his Bosom.

Prisoner. I am a Stocking Weaver by Trade, and the Seat that I sit upon at Work being very uneasy to me, I borrowed the Chissel to rectify it.

William Sherrard . I heard Carter say, Damn it there is two or three and twenty in my Information, but I have got enough of them taken to save my self, and I wish the rest may keep out of the way; and D - my B - if I do not go a Thieving again the Minute that I get my Liberty.

Several gave the Prisoner a good Character, and the Jury acquitted him.

John Balm.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-19
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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19. John Balm , was indicted for stealing 3 s. 6 d. the Money of Richard Matthews , Feb. 13 . Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jacob Dowle.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-20
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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20. Jacob Dowle , was indicted for privately stealing six Handkerchiefs, value 6 s. 6 d. from the Person of John Brown . Guilty 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

James Wilson.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-21
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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21. James Wilson , was indicted for stealing a Hamper, and twelve Fowls , the the Goods of Robert Smithers , February 7 . Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Griffin.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-22
VerdictNot Guilty

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22. John Griffin , was indicted for stealing an Iron Bar , the Goods of William Dukes , and William Harrison , February 15 . Acquitted .

William Webb.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-23
VerdictNot Guilty

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23. William Webb , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch, value 4 l. the Goods of Robert Martland , in his House , Decemb. 5. Acquitted .

John Harris.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-24
VerdictNot Guilty

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24. John Harris , was indicted for stealing a Silver Soop Spoon, value 3 l. and seven Silver Spoons, value 3 l. the Goods of John Stephen Carbonel , in his House , December 15 . Acquitted .

William Smith, Ambrose Thompson.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-25
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty
SentencesTransportation

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25. William Smith , and Ambrose Thompson , was indicted, Smith for stealing five Iron Bars fixt to several Houses belonging to William Tillard , Esq ; and Thompson for receiving one of the said Bars knowing it to be stolen , Feb. 4 . The Jury found Smith guilty , and acquitted Thompson.

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John Carter, John Bolder.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-26
VerdictNot Guilty

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26. John Carter , and John Bolder , was indicted for robbing Charles Evans of 2 s. 6 d. in a Field near the Highway , January 25 . Acquitted .

Thomas Jenkins, James Mitchel.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-27
VerdictsGuilty
SentencesTransportation

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27. Thomas Jenkins , and James Mitchel , was indicted for stealing a Silver Monteth, value 4 s. the Goods of Mary Atherton , Jan. 19 .

Mitchel was a second time indicted for stealing a Goose , the Property of John Dixon , Nov. 22 .

And a third time for stealing 12lb of Bacon , the Goods of William Cartwright , Nov, 22 .

Jenkins was a second time indicted for stealing 14lb of Lead , the Goods of Charles Anterac Jan. 18 .

He was indicted a third time for stealing a Pestle and Morter the Goods of Michael Merchant , January 16 .

And a fourth time for stealing 28lb of Lead the Goods of Thomas Henning , December 2 .

The chief Evidence against these Boys were two other Boys, Edmond Saxton , and Charles Thomas , who deposed that themselves and the Prisoner committed these Felonies.The Jury found them all Guilty .

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Elizabeth Martin, Thomas Martin, Thomas Martin.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-28
VerdictNot Guilty

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19. Thomas Martin and Elizabeth his Wife were indicted for stealing a Game Cock, value 5 s. the Goods of Edward Smith , Decem. 23 . acquitted .

Grace Miles.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-29
VerdictNot Guilty

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Grace Miles , alias Mary Herlow was indicted for stealing Curtains, Vallens, Sheets &c. the Goods of Matthew Ramsey . Acquitted .

John Barkshire.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-30
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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20. John Barkshire , was indicted for privately stealing ten Guineas, the Money of William Nash , in the Stable of the Rt. Hon. William, Earl Cowper , Feb. 10 .

William Nash . The Prisoner was a Gentleman's Servant , and being out of Place I let him lodge two or three Nights in the Room where I and my fellow Servant lay, which was over my Lord Cowper's Stables. I had eleven Guineas in my Waistcoat Pocket, and on the eighth of this Month I took out one and wrapt the remaining ten up in a Paper and put them again into the same Pocket which was by my Bed - there were two Beds in the Room. On the seventeenth I mist my Money. And suspecting the Prisoner, I had him before a Justice where he confest that he took my Money, but having been with a Whore in Drury Lane he had got but 12 s. left out of the ten Guineas; he would have sign'd his Confession, but the Justice told him Life was sweet.

John Ranby . After the Prisoner was first taken he got away, but I took him afterwards at York Stairs; he confest that he stole the ten Guineas; that he had been to a Whore that Night, and she had picked his Pocket of seven Guineas and he had but 12 s. left.

Edward Pukford , and Samuel Bateman deposed to the same effect.

The Jury found the Prisoner Guilty . Death .

Mary Latter.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-31
VerdictsGuilty
SentencesTransportation

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Mary Latter , alias Latty was indicted for stealing a Pair of Shoes and a Shirt , the Goods of Edward Watts , Decem. 18 . And a second time for stealing two Pair of Sheets , the Goods of William Hughs , January 18 . Guilty of each.

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Thomas Gettings.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-32
VerdictNot Guilty

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22. Thomas Gettings , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch, value 40 s. from the Person of Frances Davis , Jan. 29 . Acquitted .

John Dwyer, Will Bently.
26th February 1735
Reference Numbert17350226-33
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty; Guilty > theft under 1s
SentencesTransportation; Miscellaneous > branding

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23. John Dwyer and Will Bently , were indicted for stealing 3 s. 6 d. the Money of John Botreau , Jan. 14 .

John Botreau. I dont know the Prisoner's, but I was robb'd of 3 s. 6 d. by two such Boys in my own Shop in Earl Street, St. James's , on the fourteenth of January, between seven and eight at Night.

Adam Stanton , a Mulatto Boy. The Prisoners and I went to the Prosecutor's Shop: Bently knocked at the Door and went in first and asked for a Pennyworth of Pickle Coucumbers, and as the Prosecutor was going to serve him, Dwyer stept in with a Knife in his Hand and threatned to stick it in the Prosecutor's Body if he did not deliver his Money. Then Bentley went to the Money Box and took out 3 s. 6 d. I stood at the Door all the while to watch, and then we went away to our Lodging at - Bedfords, in Well's Yard by St. Giles's Pound. That House harbours none but such as we are, if the Truth was known. We spent 21 d. there that Night, and shared 7 d. a Piece next Morning.

The Jury found them Guilty .

They were a second time indicted for privately stealing 3lb of Nutmegs, value 16 s. the Goods of John Clements , in his Shop , Jan. 15 .

John Clements. I lost 3lb of Nutmegs off my Counter.

Adam Stanton . The Prisoner's and I and Jack Oliver , on Saturday Night going along Leather Lane in Holborn , and seeing no body in the Prosecutor's Shop, Dwyer stept in and took a Paper of Nutmegs and a Sugar Loaf off the Counter, and gave 'em to me, and I gave 'em to Jack