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13th October 1736
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13th October 1736
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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 13th, Thursday the 14th, and Friday the 15th of October, in the Tenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Being the Eighth SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir JOHN WILLIAMS, Knt. Lord-Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1736.



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

(Price Six Pence.)


BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir JOHN WILLIAMS , Knt. Lord-Mayor of the City of London; the Right Honourable the Lord Hardwick; the Hon. Mr. Justice Denton, Mr. Serj. Urlin, Deputy 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.

Benjamin Nockalls ,

Elliard Purchard ,

Philip Evans ,

William Frazer ,

William Rashfield ,

William Walker ,

John Chapman ,

William Constable ,

Duncan Morrison ,

William Bubb ,

Thomas Mallet ,

Ambrose Lee .

Middlesex Jury:

Thomas Nicholls ,

Richard Haley ,

Edmund Franklin ,

Daniel Weedon ,

Thomas Nichol ,

Nathaniel Chandler ,

James Sharpless ,

Henry Bristow ,

Nathaniel Wincove ,

Bartholomew Wetheral ,

William Bannister ,

John Hume .

William Rine.
13th October 1736
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1. William Rine , was indicted for assaulting Charles Serjeant on the King's Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Hat value 10 s. a silver Stock Clasp value 4 s a barragon Coat value 20 s. a Dimity Wastcoat value 10 s. a a barragon pair of Breeches value 10 s. a pair of silver Knee Buckles value 5 s. a pair of silver Shoe Buckles value 10 s. a silver Spoon value 10 s. a pair of gold Sleeve Buttons value 30 s. a pair of steel Snuffers value 2 s. a gold Ring value 10 s. 5 Keys value 12 d. a Knife value 12 d. a Whip value 10 s. and 4 Guineas and a half in Money , September 22 .

Charles Serjeant. On the 22d of September last. I was going home to Uxbridge, at the first Bridge, a little below Notting hill , I was stopped by two Men, it was between 6 and 7 o'Clock in the Evening, and I was riding after the rate of 10 Miles an Hour. I saw People, and cried Hallo, but they presently dismounted me, one took hold of my Leg and threw me off the Horse, and the other caught me on the other side. One of them held a Hanger to my Breast, and said, if you do not hold your Tongue, I will put you to death. They led me to a Gate that opens into a Field just below the Bridge, and robbed me of 4 Guineas and a half, stripped me stark naked as I was born, and took every thing I had in the World, (Breeches and all) except my Wig, and carried me to a Tree; they spoke in French to one another, and said, Il faut que vous obeyez: Then the Prisoner put a Handkerchief cross my Mouth, and tied it on the Nape of my Neck with two hard Knots; with my Bridle they bound me to the Tree, and then left me. In this Condition I was for two Hours, but my Hands being very cold, I slipped them at last through the Bridle; so I got loose, and went to the Sign of I have brought my Hogs to a fine Market. About 7 o'Clock they stripped me, and about 9 I got to this House. The Prisoner put my Breeches on before my Face, and this Coat I have now on my Back is the same he took from me, the rest of the Things are in Court, and were all taken upon him. I swear to the Prisoner's Hair and his Tongue, for I took notice of his thick shock Head of Hair hanging over his Face, and am sure he is the Man.

William Walmsley . The Prisoner (and another Man) came through Rosemary. Lane with this Whip in his Hand the 23d of last Month. I said to one that was with me, that Fellow has got a good cleaver Whip, ask him if he will sell it: Yes, says the Prisoner, it is to be sold. I asked him what he would have for it; he said half a Guinea: I desired my Neighbour to bid him. D F for it, that is in the way we mark our Goods 4 s. 6 d. I am a Pawnbroker, and sell Cloaths, and so I mark my Goods. The Prisoner would not take 4 s. 6 d. so he bid him a Crown, then 6 s. and at last he allowed it us for 7 s. and a Gallon of Beer. We let them go off, but the Prisoner gave it his Companion, and he brought it back and took 6 s. and 6 d. for it. While he was brushing the Whip, I observed the Name Charles Serjeant at Uxbridge graved in a silver

Plate on the Butt End. So, says I, this Whip is stole, or somebody has been robbed, let us go down into Rag Fair and see for the Men; upon that, we went down about 30 Yards towards the Fair, and then turned back, for I was but a Servant and could not neglect my Master's Business; so these two Fellows went after them but could not find them. They were no sooner come back, but I saw the Prisoner (and the other Man) coming along with the young Man's Coat upon his Arm; the Man that lives next Door to me bought the Coat for 8 s. Tom, says I, here are the two Men, take care of them. He went to them, and said, I hear the Man that owns the Whip lives at Uxbridge, upon which the Prisoner wanted to have the Whip again; and when he had returned the Money he endeavoured to make off, but we stopped him, and he told us, if we would go with him he would shew us the Person from whom he had it. He carried us to the Bull Inn in Holborn, and there we did indeed find how he came by it, though I did not go to the Inn with him my self, but these next Witnesses, for I was but a Servant.

Charles Serjeant. I swear this is the Whip which the Prisoner took from me when I was robbed.

Walmsley. And 'tis the very Whip he sold for 6 s. 6 d. to this Man.

- Lynell. I was standing at my own Door, and the Prisoner and another Man came by with this Whip: Walmsley asked him if it was to be sold, he said yes, and gave it into my Hand; the Price, he said, was half a Guinea. I observed the Grasp to be stitch'd with Wire, so I bid him 6 s. for it, then 6 s. 6 d. he allow'd it at last for 7 s. and went 5 or 6 Doors off, and told me I should have it for 6 s. 6 d. and a Gallon of Beer; I told him I would give no more, so he sent it me by his Companion, for my own Price, and then they both went off. There was a very cleaver Horse engrav'd on the Whip, and I was shewing it to some of my Neighbours, who observed likewise the Name, Charles Serjeant at Uxbridge upon the Butt-end. About half an Hour after this, the Prisoner came up again, to sell this very Coat which the Gentleman has now upon his Back; when he had sold it, I desired to speak a Word with him: I took him in Doors and said, take your Whip again, I don't think you came honestly by it: Why, says he, I'll carry you to the Man I had it from, 'tis but upon Tower-Hill damn it says the other, what Occasion have; you to trouble your self about it? Give him his Money again, so I took my Money and return'd him the Whip: But another Person saying Mr. Serjeant's Coach came in at the Bull, we took the Prisoner thither, and asked them if Mr. Serjeant's Coach came in there; they told us it would be there in a quarter of an Hour. While we were waiting. I asked the Prisoner, if he had bought nothing but this Whip? Yes, says he, this Wastcoat which I have on, the Coat, which I have sold, and a Hat, which I gave 2 s. for, I asked him what he gave for all the rest of the Things, and he told me 8 s. When the Coach came in, we found Mr. Serjeant had been stripp'd, so we search'd the Prisoner; and the first Things we took out of his Pocket, was a Spoon, on which was wrote, Charles Serjeant, at Uxbridge, and a Knife with two Blades, and a pair of steel Snuffers I put the Prisoner into a Coach, and he was carry'd to Sir Richard Brocas , while I rid to Uxbridge to inform Mr. Serjeant, what we had done.

Prisoner. They took Money from me, which no Man in the World has any thing to say to, but my self.

Charles Serjeant . This Spoon, Knife, and these Snuffers, the Prisoner took from me; they are mine: he confess'd the Fact before Sir Richard Brocas.

The Confession of the Prisoner being proved, it was read in Court.

The voluntary Confession of William Rine , taken this 1st of October, before Sir Richard Brocas, Knt. &c.

' Who confesseth and saith, that about a Month ' ago, he the said William Rine, with Benjamin ' Finnegar, and Bryan Darby , assaulted and Robbed ' 2 Men in the Fields at Islington, and with ' the said Benjamin Finnegar , and Bryan Darby , ' he robb'd a Man by Hampstead, of Coffee and ' Tea, and all his wearing Apparel: And that ' on the 22d of September last, he with the ' same Persons, about 8 in the Evening, near ' Kensington Gravel Pits, assaulted and robb'd ' Mr. Charles Serjeant of a Coat, Wastcoat, ' Breeches, Hat, Whip, &c.

Prisoner. The People told me, it would be better for me to confess, than to say I was not there. These People came to me in Jayl, and desired me to confess, and to say I was along with these Men, robbing every Body: There are People enough in the Town, that know me, but I believe no Body is here but my Land lady, and she knows nothing of the Matter Guilty Death .

Mary Kempton.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-2

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2 Mary Kempton , otherwise Campton , was

indicted for stealing 3 Suits of Cambrick Headcloaths value 26 s. 3 pair of Cambrick doubl Ruffles value 7 s. 6 d. 3 half Handkerchiefs laced value 4 s. 6 d. 1 pair of Gold Ear-rings value 3 s. 2 silver Girdle Buckles value 2 s. 2 silver Girdles value 1 s. a cambrick Tucker value 1 s. a silk Gown value 30 s. a silk Petticoat value 15 s. a damask Gown, lined with Silk value 50 s. a damask Petticoat value 25 s. 2 Holland Sheets value 15 s. 2 Pillowbiers value 3 s. a Holland Shirt value 9 s. 9 holland Shirts value 20 s. 2 dimity Wastcoats value 1 s. 6 d. a diaper Table Cloth value 2 s. and other Things, the Goods of John Lewis . And a Callimanco Gown value 4 s. a linnen Shirt value 1 s. 6 d. the Goods of William Green . And a camblet Gown value 4 s. a poplin Petticoat value 3 s. the Goods of Elenor Knelms , in the dwelling House of William Green , September 16 .

William Green. On the 16th of September, I was fetch'd to Mr. Kitchen's a Pawnbroker, where I found the Prisoner, who was my Servant , and one Gardiner Wright in Custody of the Constable. Mrs. Lewis had left 2 Trunks at my House, while she went to Holland; I found they had pawn'd a Suit of red damask Clothes, which I had seen Mrs. Lewis wear: Upon this I went home to examine the Trunks, I found the Cords of one cut at the Bottom, but the Ends were strained and put under the Trunk, that as it stood they seemed to be all whole, and the Lock was open. Then I went and asked my Maid, how she could do such a Thing? and she own'd she had taken the Things mention'd in the Indictment, of Mrs. Lewis's, out of the Trunk. She confess'd she had taken a Band-box of Linnen, 3 Suits of Headcloths, and the 3 half Handkerchiefs, 3 pair of double Ruffles, 2 Girdles, and silver Buckles to them, one set with Stones, and a little Case, with a pair of gold Ear Rings. A Padesoy Gown, she own'd she took out of another Trunk; and this Confession she made while she was in the Constable's Custody. One pair of Holland Sheets, she had lent to a Neighbour, and were found on their Bed. Two Wastcoats we found at Mr. Wright's, and a bundle of Linnen, which she had taken out of the Trunks, we found under the Prisoner's Bed. Three Shifts, a Sheet, and 2 dimity Petticoats, were pawn'd by one Ann Gaines ; she took a Callimanco Gown of my Wife's, and an old Shirt of mine; a Camblet Gown and a Poplin Petticoat of Mrs. Knelms; one Shift of Mrs. Lewis's she had on her Back, when she was taken.

Mary Lewis . I left two Trunks at Mr. Greens while I went to my Husband in Holland; while I was gone, they were cut and broke, and the Things mentioned in the Indictment taken away. Some of the Linnen the Prisoner had cut up, some Things she had given away, which were sent me again when she was taken up. I put up in those Trunks 3 suits of laced Headcloaths, 3 pair of double Ruffles, and half Handkerchief, a pair of gold Ear Rings, 2 silver Girdles and Buckles, one of them set with Stones, a Cambrick Tucker, a silk Gown and Coat, a suit of black Padesoy, 2 Holland Sheets, 2 Pillowbiers, a Holland Shirt, and 5 Shifts, 2 Dimity Wastcoats, a Table Cloth, a Silk Apron, and a Muslin Apron, all which I miss'd out of the Trunks; she had cut the Cords, opened the Locks, and one of these Trunks I found cut at one End.

Robert Piercy . Sue Wright brought the 3 Suits of Headcloaths to our House to pawn, with 3 pair of Ruffles, and 3 half Handkerchiefs, a Tucker, a pair of gold Ear Rings, 2 Silver Girdles and Buckles My Master's Name is Bower; we asked whose Goods they were, and she told us, they belonged to a substantial House Keeper, who was in Trouble: We knew Wright and lent her Money on them.

Mr. Lewis. These are my Goods now produced.

Susan Wright . I have nothing to say against the Prisoner. I took her to be honest; she told me these Things belonged to Mr. Westby in Charter house Square; she said he had beat a Man, and his Life being despaired of, Mr. Westby was thrown into Clerkenwell Prison, and this Money was to support him there. I had a Guinea and a half upon them, and she gave me a Shilling for my Trouble.

Gardiner Wright . The Prisoner brought a black Padesoy Gown and Petticoat to my Room, and desired me to pawn them for Money to redeem Mr. Westby out of Trouble. I got 40 s. upon them, and had a Shilling my self; these are the Cloaths I pawned.

Mrs. Lewis. These Cloaths are mine.

Q. Have you any Witnesses? (To the Prisoner.)

Prisoner. No, I did this by my self, no body was with me, so I have nothing to say in the Business. Guilty Death .

John Ingle.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-3
VerdictNot Guilty

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3. John Ingle , was indicted for stealing 3 Crimson Mohair Bed Curtain lined with Thread Sattin value 30 s. and 3 yellow Camblet Bed Curtains head with Sattin value 20 s. and one Callico Quilt value 10 s. the Goods of the most

noble James Duke of Chandos , September 13 .

Richard Lund . These Goods were in my Custody (I being Groom of the Chambers) at my Lord Duke's House at Cannons; they were part of General Pepper's Furniture, and my Lord bought them about seven Years ago, but fearing there might be Vermin in them, they were laid in a Room over the Stables, and I believe none of the Servants in the House ever saw them but my self.

Prisoner. How long have you lost these Things?

Lund. I did not miss them 'till my Lord ordered me into Berkshire; and I think that was the 27th of September.

Prisoner. I have had them 3 Years since May last.

Lund. The Goods were taken away in Curtains, but I took them in the Prisoner's Lodging made up into Cloaths. After I had missed them, I was walking down the Town, and I saw this Gown through the Window: I suspected it was part of the Lining of the Camblet Curtains. This Mohair Gown I found in his Wife's Drawers, and this Skirt of a Child's Coat is the same yellow Sattin that lined the Curtains. I found some Pieces not made up; here is a Piece of a Curtain, four Breadths of Camblet a little faded; and I shall now produce a Curtain to answer it. Here is a Breadth and a half of the same Camblet, this is a Head Curtain, and here is the other: Now here is a single Breadth of the same found at his Lodging. This is a Wastcoat made of the Crimson Mohair. Here, Gentlemen, is a yellow Curtain lined with yellow Sattin; this piece of the same I found at Thomas Loyd 's where he lodged, and this yellow Gown, which has been worn. I found a piece of the Crimson Mohair in his Sister's House.

Robert Bunn . We took these Things out of the Prisoner's Lodging, and went before Colonel Dobbins; when we came back we searched his Sister's House, and found these two quilted Coats; one is all Crimson Mohair, and the other is Crimson Mohair paned with white Sattin, and here is a Camblet yellow Gown faced and robed with Crimson Mohair; she told us her Brother gave them to her, he was present and owned he did so. All these Things which we found on them we compared before Colonel Dobbins, with the Remainder, which Mr. Lund had in his Custody, and we took them to be the same Goods. The Prisoner told us he bought them of a Servant of the Duke's who is now dead.

Lund. These Breadths of crimson Mohair I took with the Petticoats, and if you compare them with the Curtains I have brought, you will find them to be the very same. We found these five Breadths of Sattin hid in a Hedge in that Gentleman's Field. 'Tis my Opinion he took them, though he said he bought them of a Maid Servant for a Guinea; that Maid had a very honest Character.

Prisoner. My Wife wore this Gown publickly when she went to the Duke's House.

Lund. I know nothing of that. The rest of the Servants was unacquainted with this Furniture.

Prisoner. Mr. Lund has entrusted me all over the Duke's House: I used to look after the Waters, and there never was laid any Thing to my Charge before.

Lund. He did look after the Waters, and has been all over the House, even in the Water Closets; but I have missed these two Years a silver Tea Canister that weighs 7 oz. and the Reason he was turned out of my Lord's Service, was for a suspicion we had of his hiding himself by my Lord's Library Door, where the Maids put their Mops and Brooms, and cutting out a Pannel of the Wainscot. I had a good Opinion of him 'till then, but he was then turned off.

Herbert Russel . I went with Mr. Lund, and saw these Goods taken at the Prisoner's, and his Sister's Lodging. He told us he had given his Sister what we found upon her, and that he bought them for a Guinea. We found 5 Breadths of white Sattin in a Hedge in one of my Fields; the Woman (his Sister) directed me to it. I never knew any thing of him 'till this Affair.

John Chertsy . I thought (as how) he bought them: I asked no Questions on neither side.

Prisoner's Defence. Those Things I bought, and if you please I will tell you how. I used to go up and down the House to fetch the Ashes away, and clean the Grate Hole in the Kitchen. A young Woman that lived there, asked me three or four times whether I was almost married, because if I was (she said) she had some things that would be of service to me, and she would sell them to me. I said no - sometimes I said I was, sometimes I was not; but however, one Day I was sitting by the Fire-side in the Garden Lodge, and this Creature brought the things to me. John, says she, I have brought the Things I was telling you about. I hope, said I, I shall not come into trouble about them. No, said she, I care not who sees them, or who hears of them, but I would not have them come to my Father's Ear. I bought them, and kept them in my Cupboard a Fortnight, and when I was turned away,

they gave no Account of the Occasion why I must go; so I took these Things with me, and had this Wastcoat made, and wore them publickly, which I should not have done, if I had had any suspicion of their being stolen. My Sister asked me for a Bit to make her a Petticoat, I bid her take some, but not too much.

Q. Did not you say you saw some of the Things openly in the House? (To Lund)

Lund. Yes, I saw a Piece hang down towards the Window as I was passing along, and it being the House of Loyd that was convicted for stealing his Grace's Lead, I got leave to search. I asked him in the Presence of Mr. Russel, and the Constable if he had no more of the white Sattin than what we found there, and he declared to us that he bought no more than lined him a Wastcoat; but afterwards in searching we found these five Breadths, which he owned he gave his Sister.

Prisoner. I sent a Piece by a Baker to a Woman at Totteridge, who was going to britch a a Boy.

Robert Marshal , Samuel Tayler , Silas Axtell , John Carpenter and Elizabeth Chasely , spoke to the Prisoner's Character; some of these had known him from a Child, and all declared they took him to be a very honest Man.

Prisoner. There is my Master Snow can speak to my Behaviour in his Service.

Mr. Snow. The Prisoner came recommended to my chief Gardener from the Duke of Chandos: Mr. Hear likewise gave him a good Character. He has work'd in my Gardens three Years, has always behaved very modestly, and appears to be a laborious, honest, useful, diligent Fellow; he has had great Opportunities of being dishonest; I have Ponds of Fish, a great deal of Fruit, and he has had frequent Access to the House; when I have been in Town, he has lain in the Laundry, full of Cloaths, for the security of the House, yet I never lost any thing. I cannot think he stole these Things, because he has worn them publickly in my service; if he had stole them, surely he would have sold them or dy'd them. I think him a very honest Fellow, and useful to the Publick. If your Lordship, and the Jury shall think otherwise, I hope he may be recommended to her Majesty's Favour.

Marshal. I have seen him wear the Wastcoat publickly to and from the Duke's House.

Russell. I have seen him wear a handsome red Wastcoat, which I thought he might have bought in Monmouth Street; I believe it is the same that is here I cannot say I ever heard of his dishonesty before this Affair.

Lund. He might have worn all these Things, and none but my self, and one Footman more could know them. Acquitted .

Samuel Morgan.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-4

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4. Samuel Morgan , was indicted for assaulting Elizabeth Pullvash , in a certain open Field near the King's Highway, putting her in fear, and taking from her a Holland Gown value 8 s. a pair of Stays value 3 s. a callamanco quilted Coat value 17 s. a Bermudus Ha: value 7 s. a a cambrick Mob value 2 s. 6 d. a dimity Petticoat value 3 s. a flannel Petticoat value 1 s. and pair of damask Shoes value 2 s 6 d. a pair of silver Buckles value 7 s a gold Ring value 8 s. a a cambrick Handkerchief value 2 s. 6 d. a muslin ditto value 1 s. a linnen Apron value 1 s. and 9 d. half penny in Money . August 1 .

Elizabeth Pullvash On Tuesday Night, I cannot possible tell the Day of the Month, but it was towards the two last Days of Tottenham Court Fair, the Prisoner met me coming from Tottenham Court , in the middle of the Road near the Town, there were two more with him, he had a Dagger in his Hand, and they had Pistols, They took hold of me, and said, if I cried out I should die. I begged hard for my Life, but they led me out of the Way, and stripped me stark naked. They seized another young Man (whom I never saw before in my Life) at the same time. They kept me at some distance from the other Man, and that Man at the Bar stripped me naked, and left me naked, all but my Shift, then he bound me and did what he pleased with me; he tried to lie with me, and he did all that was in his Power. After he had done every thing he pleased, he took hold of one of my Legs and bound it behind me, and cut my Pocket and stuffed it into my Mouth. I down'd on my knees, and begged of him to spare my Life; I told him I was with Child to make him more favourable to me; he took my Gown, my Stays, a quilted Coat, my Hat, a laced Mob, a flannel Coat, a dimity Coat, my Shoes, a gold Ring, an Apron, and nine Pence Half penny in Money - all I had in the World; they left me nothing on but my Stockings and Shift and one Petticoat. One of the Men snapped a Pistol twice at my Breast, but it did not go off, the Prisoner was the most resolute, wickedest Fellow of them all; for he was so long about me doing what he did, that I knew him again; they kept me 'till 12 o'Clock, doing one thing or another to me. The other Man they robbed at some distance from me, and told him if he looked that way, towards me, he should die; but when they had done with us both, they tied us with a Cord, and threw us into a Ditch,

where we lay up to the Neck in Water and Mud for several Hours.

Will Smith . I happened to go over the Field about 4 o'Clock the next Morning, and I thought I heard a Man cry out murder; I went to see what was the matter, and found the Man and Woman in the Water and Mud. I was up to my middle in getting them out. They were tied Hand and Legs, and this is a piece of the Cord they were bound with. I think she had no Petticoat on, and the Man was quite naked; their Hands and Legs were tied behind them, and they lay flat upon their Backs in the Water and mud with their Mouths stopp'd. I cut them loose and this is the Cord that tied the Woman's Hands.

Eliz Field . My Husband was out at work, where this last Witness works, and he came and told me, there was a Woman just lost, in a Ditch; will you give her leave to be brought up, and put into our Bed says he, if you will no, she must die with being so long in Mud and Water. I consented, and with much ado, we got her to Bed, but I thought she would have died after that. I live at the Brill. between Pancrass and Tottenham-Court: My Husband is sick, and I come here in his behalf.

Q. What Day was it this happened?

Field. It was on a Wednesday Morning. between 5 and 6 o'Clock in the Morning, that she was brought to my Lodging.

Prisoner. I never was at Tottenham-Court in my Life I was at home at Work when this Fact was committed, but happening to have a Quarrel, I was carried to New Prison, and this Woman was brought there by 3 or 4 Fellows who make it their business to swear People's Lives away, and they carried me before Justice Midford and then to Mr Barns's, and I was to give him a Note of Hand, and be discharged, but this Woman came violently up Stairs and rushed into the Room, and said I was the Man that robbed and ravish'd her, so they sent me to Newgate.

Q. Have you any Witnesses, either with regard to the Fact you are charged with, or to your Character?

Prisoner. They have been here, but they are gone. Guilty Death .

Robert Page, William Orman Rod, Thomas Putrode.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-5
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty
SentencesImprisonment; Miscellaneous > sureties

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The Counsel for the King having very judiciously opened the Nature of the Offence, and shewn the dangerous Consequence of such Outrages, the Witnesses were called.

Richard Burton . On Friday Night, July 30 between 9 and 10, I was at the End of Red Lion Street, and I saw the Mob coming down Bell Yard, with Sticks and lighted Links. One of them made a sort of a speech directing the rest to go down Church Lane, to the Gentleman and Porter: My Master serving Mr. Allen who keeps the House with Drink, I ran down to inform him that his Sign was mentioned. There was about 50 or 60 of them then, and they had 2 or 3 Links with them. One read from a Paper the Signs of the Gentleman and Porter, the Bull and Butcher, and the Tavern in Well Street I did

not hear them make any Declaration what was to be done, but I went directly to Allen's to inform him they had great Sticks, like Stakes out of Bakers Bavins. While I was standing at Allen's Door, the Mob came down; I told them the House had been mine for a Fortnight, and that the Man who kept it before was gone. One of them was called Captain Tom the Barber, and was in a striped Banjan. I would have taken notice of him, but he turned away and would not let me see his Face. I desired him to use me favourably, and told him it was my House. They said they knew I was not Irish by my Tongue, and I should not be hurt. I made them set up Candles in the Windows, and pacify'd the Mob seemingly well, but a Woman telling them it was a sham, and that I was only the Brewer's Cooper, the Sticks flew immediately and beat the Candle out of my Hand, as I stood at the Door; but Justice Phillips coming down, and the Captain with his Soldiers, they took some of them, and the rest made off immediately, and were gone as suddenly, as if a Hole had been ready dug in the bottom of the Street, and they had all dropped into it at once.

The Prisoners all declared they never saw this Evidence before.

Justice Phillips. On Friday, July 30, about 10 at Night, some Neighbours came knocking at my Door in a great hurry, and told me the Mob were come out of Spittle Fields, and were pulling down some Houses; they desired my Assistance, and I told them my Assistance would be of little service, without support; reading the Proclamation will signify nothing; if you will go to the Tower, and give my service to the Governor, and desire his Assistance, I will venture my Person. They went, and the Governor, or the commanding Officer, sent 30 Men to my Door, and the Captain told me, they had Orders to go with me, and follow my Directions. I desired him that his Men might march quietly, without beat of Drum, and in the dark, and did not doubt, but with such brave Fellows, we should drive them, tho' they were a greater Number. When we came to the End of the Street, the Houses were all illuminated, and we heard a great Noise, as if they were knocking the Houses to pieces. I said to Captain Hudson, now Sir, I submit to you; if you please, command your Men into such a Disposition, as may be most proper for the securing as many of the Mob as we can. There was several hundreds attacking a House; and just over the way, there was a Baker's Shop; I apprehend they broke open this Baker's Celler, and armed themselves out of the Bavins. The Street was very light, and I could see (at a distance) the Mob beating against the Shutters with their Clubs, and could hear the Glass fly: so I said to the Captain, - now let us be upon them at once; I drew my Sword and ran to the House they were attacking, and, that Prisoner Page, I took him with his Club breaking the Windows: I could not tell whether he might not make use of it upon me, therefore I told him, if you don't surrender, I'll run you thro'. The Soldiers at the word of Command had stretched themselves into a Line, and then enclosed as many of them as they could; among the rest, the Prisoners; and the Serjeant seized them. The Prisoner Page I took my self, driving furiously at the Windows; every Pannel of the Shutters was broke but one, and all the Glass. Some were poking in with their Sticks to clear the inside, (I suppose) that they might get in. When the Soldiers had taken some of them Prisoners, the rest ran away, some one way, some another; those we had taken, were carry'd to the Watch-House, and that I might be more sure of the Prisoners, I called them over at the Watch-House, and took down their Names; then we posted 12 Soldiers with their Bayonets on their Muskets round the Watch-House, because we were apprehensive the Mob would rescue the Prisoners. After we had patroled 'till Morning, the Captain and I refresh'd ourselves at my House, and I ordered something for the Men at my Door. I am positive that the Prisoners were among the Mob, and Page I took myself in the Fact, the rest of them might be as near the House, as 'tis from hence to the Leads (before the Court.)

Capt. Joseph Hudson . On the 30th of July, I was sent for from the Tower, by a Message from Justice Phillips: The Governor ordered between 30 or 40 Men to suppress the Assembly, under the Directions of Mr. Phillips. I went with my Men to his House; he came out with us, and in our way to the place where the Riot was, we called upon another Magistrate. When we came to Lemon Street, we found a vast Number of People assembled together, and I believe there was about 8 or 10 of them were beating with Clubs against the front of the House of one Aikin: I cannot say I heard any particular cries; the Prisoner Page I am positive was one, but I cannot be so sure, with regard to either of the other. As they were beating against the front of the House, Mr. Phillips and I, at the front of our Men, with our Swords drawn, struck at one or two of them, and two or three of those who were attacking the House we seized immediately.

Mr. Phillips and I were close to one another, and when we had struck among them, our Men instantly follow'd; I cannot be positive to the Faces of any but Page, tho' we made 8 or 9 Prisoners in the Watch House. I went with Mr. Phillips to the Watch House, but I can't take upon Me to say positively the other Prisoners are the Men. After this, we went and clear'd the Street, and left a Corporal and 10 or 12 Men to guard the Watch House till the next Morning.

Andrew Oakes I went with my Captain, July 30 at Night to Lemon street, from the Tower: We march'd softly. and in the dark: When we got there, we found the Mob beating against the Windows of the House, the Man's Name that keeps it, I cannot remember, nor can I swear to the Faces of the Men who were attacking it. The Prisoner Orman Rod. I took in the middle of the Street; he had receiv'd a Cut from some of the Officer I believe it was from Justice Phillips, but he had nothing in his Hand when I took him, nor did I see him do any thing. He told me he was a Blacksmith , and desired me to let him go; I told him I could not, so he went along very good humour'd. I don't remember I heard any Cries, but I heard the Noise they made with their Sticks against the Window Shutters, and against the Glass.

Mr. Phillips. I heard the Hollowing at my House. and the Cry in the Street was, down with the Irish, down with the Irish.

Daniel Barnes . I was present in Lemon-street, and I heard the Noise of their beating against the Windows, tho' I saw but little of the Mischief 'till the Mob had done; then I saw the Shutters of the Windows were broke to pieces: I was as near as the rest, under the Command, and was going along the middle of the Street. I did see several striking against the Windows.

Q. Did you hear any Cries and Noise made?

Barnes. I cannot remember particular Persons nor Words: I was indeed at the taking of Orman Rod; he was cut in the Head, and was then very much disguised with his own Blood. I saw him again after I came to the Tower, but I cannot now be sure whether the Prisoner is the same Person. I, and the last Man examined, brought him to the Watch House, and Mr. Justice Phillips was there when we delivered him in, and he saw him and all the rest of the Men that we took Prisoners, but I cannot swear to their Faces. I remember I took Orman Rod out of the Mob, and that either my Captain or Mr. Phillips cut him over the Head: he was within 4 or 5 Yards of the Door, but I did not see him strike, nor did I see any thing in his Hand; he desired us to let him go, and we told him we could not. He endeavoured to run away when the Captain and Mr. Phillips came upon him, but we layed hold of him and brought him back.

Capt. Hudson. I cannot charge my Memory with the Man's Person.

Justice Phillips. I saw Barnes seize the Prisoner Orman Rod, but I cannot say whether he struck at the Windows or not; I am positive he is the Man that was taken. This Soldier is unwilling to declare the Truth, because one of the Prisoner's is a Brother Soldier

William Fairclough I was under the Command of Capt. Hudson at that time; we went from the Tower to Mr. Phillips's House, from thence to the End of Lemon Street. I heard no Cry, but there was about 40 or 50 People in the Mob.

Q. Did you hear no Cry at all?

Fairclough. Only down with them - down with them, this was all I heard. They had Clubs in their Hands, and were demolishing the Windows, I seized the Prisoner Putrode, he was with them who were crying down with them - down with them, about half a dozen Yards from the House, and had a Stick in his Hand about the length of a common Walking-stick; but when I seized him, he dropped it, and begged for God's sake I would let him go. I told him I did not come for that End from the Tower; if my Captain and the Justice will let you go they may. We carried this Man to the Watch House, and Mr. Phillips, and Capt Hudson, and Capt, Littleer were there.

Q. Where did you take this Man? Fairclough. Between the End of Lemon Street and White Lyon Street.

Q. Did you suppose he dropped his Stick by Design?

Fairlough. He seemed surprised at my seizing him as I did.

Justice Phillipss I saw Putrode seized by that Man; we ran upon them, and I cried out seize them, seize them; I laid hold of Page; and the Soldiers seiz'd Putrode.

Graves Aikin. I live in Lemon Street; July 30, at Night, I was at a Neighbour's House; my Child came to me about 10 o'Clock, and told me there was a great Mob gone by. I went home, and a Lodger told me the great Cry was, put up your Lights. I imagined this was to distinguish Houses, so I sent for Candles and li't them up. Sometime after this, I heard they were coming back to my House; my Wife was very much

frighted, and begged me to get out. I told her I would stay, but she insisting upon my leaving the House, I went out, and heard the Mob at Mr. Allens; I went thither, and heard them cry, Down with the Irish - down with the Irish; I saw them breaking Allen's Windows, and raking in the Kennel, I suppose for Stones, but I cannot say I saw them take any up. Then I heard them enquire for my House, a Woman directed them to it, and they fell immediately upon it. I believe there might be above a hundred People; they broke my Windows and Shutters with their great Clubs, but Capt. Hudson and Justice Phillips came in a very little time to my relief, and I was afraid to get in among them, lest some body should shew me to the Mob, as they had done my House.

Page's Defence, My Sister being at my Fathers that Night, I went to see her home; we met the Mob, and while I stood looking on I was taken hold of.

Alice Corner. I know nothing of this matter, nor where he was that Night; but I have known him from a Child, and never heard or saw any harm of him.

- Brown. I saw Page that Night standing in Mill Yard looking on; there was a great Noise, and I said, Bob, what do you do here? he told me he was going home presently; this was a quarter past 11 at Night, and in a quarter of an Hour afterwards, I heard he was taken up. I have known him from a Child, he is a very honest Lad as ever I knew in my Days.

Mary Hutton , gave the Prisoner a good Character.

Orman Rod's Defence. I was at work that Night at Rotherhith 'till 8 o'Clock; then I went to Horse-lye-down, and came home to supper; but hearing the Soldiers were come, I went out to see the Sight, and was taken. I live in Rag Fair the Corner of Church Lane.

John Grice , and another Witness appear'd to this Prisoner's Character; but as they had both been Bail, for his Appearance at this Sessions, their Evidence was not taken.

Leonard Kell , Richard Dobbins , Thomas Herring , Roger Whityate , and others appear'd, and gave this Prisoner a good Character.

Thomas Putrode 's Defence My Wife deals in Rag Fair, and sells old Cloaths: She was not at home that Night, I went out to see for her; the Mob came past me, and the Soldiers took me.

John Lewis , Michael Seawell , and Ann Bradford , gave the Prisoner the Character of an honest quiet Man. The Jury found them all Guilty .

Robert Page , was a second Time indicted, for that he, on the 30th of July , with divers other Malefactors, to the Number of one hundred Persons, arm'd with Clubs, Sticks, &c. the House of James Farrel , in Rose and Crown Alley, did assault, and several of the Glass Windows, and Shutters belonging to the said Windows, did break and destroy, the said James Farrel , and his Family being in the House; by reason of which the said Farrel for the preservation of his Life, was oblig'd to absent himself from his Family for the space of an Hour And for that he, the said Robert Page , a certain piece of Board did cast and throw into the said House, which struck Catherine, the Wife of James Farrel , on the left Thigh , to the great Damage of the said James Farrel and Catherine his Wife, and to the evil Example of others offending, &c.

James Farrel . I live in Rose and Crown Alley in Church Lane . On the 30th of July I was at home; my Wife was gone to bed with my Godchild, and I was undrest and in my Shirt when the Noise came down the Alley. I open'd my Window and look'd out, and heard them knocking at the next House. Hall and Kelly cry'd out, d - n ye that is not the House, and then they came to my House; I had a Candle in my Hand, and saw that Page and Kelley were the first that attack'd my Windows with their Clubs: Kelly's Wife open'd her Door, gave them a Candle, and cry'd d - n them, have their Heart's Blood. I was at the Window with a Candle in my Hand, and saw the Prisoner break my Windows, and the middle Pannel of the Door. When the Door was broke, I thought it high time to get away; so I open'd a back Casement, and got out in my Shirt from the first Story. I said to my Wife, you can't get out, you must be at their Mercy. I had no sooner spoke, but a Board was thrown in, which hit her on the Thigh, I jump'd out of the Window into the Hog Yard, and heard the Mob crying d - n it, which are Irish Houses? A Farrier let me thro' the Yard, and I went down in my Shirt towards Sullivan's: Fearing I should be known, I came back to the Farrier's, and got to my back Window, and my Wife threw me out something to cover me. While Page was beating against the House, I heard him cry out, d - n it, - more Help, more Help; and they did not leave me one whole Pane of Glass in my Windows, tho' I call'd out to Page - pray young Man forbear, - I ask your Pardon - I don't hurt any Body. Guilty .

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Robert Mickey, Joshua Hall.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-6
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty
SentencesImprisonment; Miscellaneous > sureties

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8, 9. Robert Mickey , and Joshua Hall , were

indicted, for that they with divers other Persons to the Number of one hundred, the dwelling House of John Waldon , scituate and being in Cable Street , with Sticks, Clubs, &c. did assault, and the Windows and Shutters of the said House did break in Pieces and destroy, &c. July 30 .

Joshua Hall , was a second time indicted, for breaking (as aforesaid) the House of James Wharfington , July 30.

John Waldon. I keep the Bull and Butcher in Cable Street , and have a great Number of Country Shopkeepers lodge in my House when they come to Town; we have some 60 or 70 People in the House, but then we had but 18. The 30th of July, every one in the House was gone to bed but my self, and I was stripped all but my Stockings and Breeches; but hearing the Mob come down, and crying, down with the Irish, and seeing all the Houses illuminated, I bid all my Lodgers get up and shift for their Lives: I got over a Wall 8 Feet high, and some of the Neighbours helped the Lodgers off. I left the House to their Mercy, (for my Wife was out at a Woman's Labour) and they stole and broke every Thing I had. I staid in the House, 'till the Shutters and Glass all flew in together. They did not enter the House, but they reached in with their Arms, and took Meat out of the Windows. Six of my Shutters were broke, and 70 odd Panes of Glass, which Damage cost me 3 l. 13 s. to repair. I can't say I saw any of them.

Mary Conelly . I livs about 20 or 30 Yards from this Man's House; and the Night this Disturbance happened, somebody came and told my Mother the Mob was coming, and that her Name ( Ann Austin ) was mention'd. They order'd the English People to put out Lights, and the Cry was, down with the Irish. I saw Mickey and several others beating against Waldon's House. I went out among the Mob, but shifted from one Place to another, lest they should know me. When the Soldiers came, they threw away their Sticks, andran away, and Mickey followed them after his Stick was gone. Hall I can't say I remember, but I got Mickey secur'd that Night. I went next Morning to see him in the Tower, and he cry'd to me d - n ye, what are you upon.

John Bivin a Serjeant. The Prisoner Mickey I seiz'd at this Woman's Request; somebody said, this is one of the Rioters, and I laid hold of him I can't say I saw him do any thing, or that he had any Thing in his Hand.

- Potter. July the 30th, I saw a great Number of People breaking Waldon's House; among the rest I saw Hall in a red (I believe it was his Regimental) Wastcoat, he hollow'd out down with the Irish, but I did not see him do any thing I met him afterwards, and asked him, if he was not ashamed, he being a Soldier , to be guilty of such Things? Hush, hush, said he, for God's sake hold your Tongue. I saw him at some Distance from Walden's House, hollowing, while others were breaking the Windows; I heard them call out for the English to put out Lights, and saw them hand Meat out of the Window.

Ann Bell . I have known Hall a good while; the Night this Riot happened I saw him going before the Mob; when they had broke Waldon's House, they went to the Windmill, then they came back to Mrs. Austin's, and broke that, and Hall was with them, crying down with the Irish

Mickey's Defence. After I had done work that Night, I call'd upon my Master (who sells a Dram) and I had part of a Quartern of Gin, then I went to the Queen's Head in Rag Fair and had a Full Pot of Beer; going home I met an old Master of mine, who is a Headborough, at the End of Church Lane, and he charged me to assist him; I went to the Watch House, and was seized by the Soldiers. Conolly when she came to the Tower, said, she could swear against a Brewer's Servant, and took him for me.

- Abbot, gave the Prisoner a good Character, and said, Conolly's was but very indifferent.

Mosely (Headhorough.) I was called up at that time to assist my Neighbours, and followed the Mob to the Bull and Butcher; at the End of Church Lane, I met Mickey, and charged him to assist me. He went up White Lyon Street with me, where the Mob were beating down another House; I lost him in the Croud, and found afterwards that he was taken up. I have known him some Years.

- Adams. Mickey lived in my House, and the Night that this happened he stood at my Door while the Mob was beating down some Houses in Church Lane, where I live, I miss'd him, and went down to see them, at the Bull and Butcher; I did not see him there, but in half an Hour after I heard he was seiz'd. I told him before he went, he would go and look on, and get himself taken up.

- Lyddal. I saw Mickey standing by the Watch House, and says he, what pity it is they take up the English? they ought to take up the Irish; a Soldier said, he was one of them, and shoved him into the Watch House.

Hall's Defence. I worked at Mr. Sharp's, a

Sawyer and Lath render; as I came home from work I staid half an Hour, as others did, to look on; the People that swore I had a Club in my Hand are mistaken. 'Tis common for Lath-renders to bring home a Bit of a Chip or a Lath in their Hands.

Mary Abbot . I saw the Mob go one way and Hall was going another: I heard him say to a young Woman that was shutting up her Windows, do not be frighted, and he helped her to shut them up

Justice Phillips. I was by when Mickey was taken, the Girl said she had marked him, and followed him, and that he was never out of her sight, I was with the Soldier that took him, and the Girl did charge the Soldier with him; she gave the same Account, that she has now done, when she was examined before me, and Colonel Williamson. Both Guilty .

Joshua Hall was likewise found guilty on the 2d Indictment.

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Frances Olave.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-7
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Thomas Elsey, Thomas Lester.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-8
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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11, 12. Thomas Elsey and Thomas Lester , were indicted for stealing a linnen Shirt and two Handkerchiefs , the Goods of Luke Lewen , October 2 . Guilty 10 d. each .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Farmworth.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-9
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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[Transportation. See summary.]

James Matthews, Thomas Times, Ann Martin, Susan Jackson.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-10
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty

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14, 15, 16, 17. James Matthews and Thomas Times , were indicted for stealing a Wooden Box value 1 s. and 20 lb. of Thread value 12 l. 12 s. the Goods of John Anguess ; and a Bellmetal Bell value 16 d. the Goods of George Street , from on board the Ship John and Margaret , September 15 . And Ann Martin and Susan Jackson for receiving the same knowing them to be stole . Matthews guilty , all the rest acquitted .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Richards.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-11
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s

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18. Elizabeth Richards , was indicted for breaking and entering the House of James Huggins , and stealing 2 Cotton Gowns, a pair of Stays, &c. the Goods of Mary Thomas ; and a Callamanco Coat, 2 Aprons, &c. and 10 s. 9 d. the Property of Joseph Parker , September 13 . Guilty 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-12
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s

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Ann Ashman.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-13
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Mary Crafts.
13th October 1736
Reference Numbert17361013-14
VerdictNot Guilty

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21. Mary Crafts , was indicted for stealing a silver Watch value 3 l. from the Person of William Chapman , September 27 .

William Chapman, September 27, about 11 at Night I stood up to make Water in Well-close Square. The Prisoner called out for some body, and I said, Hollo. I struck into the Road, she followed me, and we walked together to Shadwell Church, there she asked me for a Pint of Beer. We went into a House and had a Pint of Beer; then we went to Shadwell Mar ket, and there having occasion to ease my self, I put my Watch into my Coat Pocket; then we went into the Fields, but she wanted me to go to Ratcliff Cross; I went cross the Market with her, and had the Watch then in my Hand, but I lost it, and I said, Hussey you have got my Watch. She made a Noise, and up came 2 Men, and then she scolded and called me Names; I collar'd one, but he got from me, and they both ran away. Then I carried her up Market Hill, and at the White Lyon Tavern Back Door, she said she wanted to tie her Garter, and there I suppose she dropped my Watch, for there it was found the next Morning.

Prisoner. Ask him on his Oath, if he did not mislest (molest) me first, and tell me he and I must be better humour'd? Nay, ask him if he did not mislest me in the Ale-house? And ask him if he did not haul me cross the Kennel; and on the Sun Tavern Steps, at the Back Door that is stopped up, if he did not - and mislest me there again?

Stephen Moore . September 29, I was going to work about six in the Morning, and at the Back Door of the White Lyon, on a Heap of Ashes