Old Bailey Proceedings.
25th April 1750
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX,

HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY,

On WEDNESDAY the 25th, THURSDAY the 26th, FRIDAY the 27th, SATURDAY the 28th, and MONDAY the 30th of April;

In the 23d Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEING THE Fourth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the

Rt. Honble Sir Samuel Pennant , Knt. LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.

NUMBER IV.

LONDON:

Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster-Row. 1750.

[Price Four-pence.]

N. B. The Pu may be assured, that (during the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir SAMUEL PENNANT, Lord-Mayor of this City) the Sessions-Book will be constantly sold for Four-pence, and no more, and that the hole Account of every Sessions shall be carefully compriz'd in The such Four-penny Book, without any other Burthen on the Purchasers.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE

King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of London, &c.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir SAMUEL PENNANT , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Right Hon. the Lord Chief Justice LEE, Sir THOMAS ABNEY , Knt. the Hon. Mr. Baron CLARKE , RICHARD ADAMS , Esq; Recorder, and other 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.

George Cuney

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Palmer

Peter Smith

Thomas Bowen

Joseph Attley

Sanders Oliver

John Barnes

Thomas Bedham

Thomas Johnson

John Wilbourne

Robert Martin

Middlesex Jury.

Samuel Anderson

John Clark

Thomas Bramley

Thomas Nicholls

Henry Stevenson

Richard Wetherley

James Peters

Simeon Pain

Robert Kent

Robert Gray

Thomas Goadman

Benj Ormered

Mary Anderson.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-1
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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290. Mary Anderson , Spinster , was indicted for stealing 19 yards of cotton and linnen cloth, val. 5 s the goods of John Davis , Apr. 14 .

Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Samuel Jarret.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-2
VerdictGuilty

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291. Samuel Jarret , was indicted for stealing one pair of stockings, val. 4 s. one pair of women's Cotton stockings, val. 3 s. one pair of worsted stockings, val. 2 s. the goods of Richard Combs .

Richard Combs . I live at Holborn-bridge , and am a Hosier . Yesterday was a week my man and I went up into a back ware-house to set it to rights. We bid the prisoner, who was my servant , mind the shop; after about three quarters of an hour, I was called down by the maid, and my wife then told me the boy had been taking something out of one of the parcels, and went towards the cellar, where they apprehended he had hid it. I sent the boy out of an errand, and took a candle to serch, but could find nothing. My wife shewed me the bundle he had took out of; I chared him with it, and asked him what he had one with them. He took a pair out of his pocket directly. I charged a Constable with him, and he confest the fact before the Alderman who committed him to the Compter. Where was there, he was searched, and two other air were found in his pocket; here is my mark upon them. Two pair were taken out of at parcel my wife shewed me, and the other off my counter. It was a pair I had sold, and they were returned, by reason of a small breach ear the top in one, to be changed, (which breaches was shewed in court)

John Glass , the servant, confirmed the Testimony of the prosecutor.

Prosecutor. The prison came well recommended, do believe it to be the first fact, therefore do beg that he may have some corporal punishment, and not be sent abd.

Guilty .

Frances Gordon.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-3
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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292. Frances Gordon Spinster , was indicted for stealing two muslin aprons, val. 2 s five linnen aprons, one diaper table-cloth, two linnen

caps, one pair of linnen sleeves , the goods of Patrick O Hara , Oct. 1 .

Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Hudson.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-4
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceTransportation

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293. John Hudson , late of Enfield , was indicted, for that he, on the 2d of March , about the hour of five in the afternoon, with force and arms, the dwelling-house of Oliver Driver , did break and enter, two pair of linnen sheets, eleven linnen napkins, one linnen shirt, one linnen shirt, one pair of worsted stockings, one silver stock-buckle, and two shillings in money numbered, the goods of the said Oliver, did steal, take, and carry away .

Guilty of Felony only .

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Andrew Carey, Job Savage.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-5
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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294, 295. Andrew Carey , and Job Savage , were indicted, for that they on the king's highway, on Richard Goldington did make an assault, putting him in bodily fear and danger of his life, seven guineas and one shilling in money numbered, against the will of the said Richard, did steal, take, and carry away , Apr. 16 .

Richard Goldington . I am a Victualler , and live at Hendon, and was going to Barnet to pay the king's duty. On the 16th of April, about ten in the morning, these two men came and took hold of my bridle, near a wood, at a place called Holder's hill ; one got on one side, the other on the other; they said they wanted my Money; I said I had no money; then Job Savage pull'd out a pistol, and held it to my head, and said he would blow my brains out. I gave to Carey two guineas; they asked for more, and I gave the other five to Savage, which was all I had about me. They asked me if I had no silver, I said only about a shilling or 18 d. and hoped they would not take all I had. They took out a cord to bind me, but they did not do that. We rais'd the country, and took them in about an hour's time.

John Joyce . I saw two men along with the prosecutor, but could not tell what they were doing; I was within a stone's throw of them. After that I saw them run into the wood. The Prosecutor came back, and said he had been robbed, &c. Then we went after the prisoners as soon as we could get company sufficient, and took them; they had both of them past me before they robb'd the prosecutor, and Job Savage said, How do you do, ockey ?

Joseph Love . I took Carey in a place called Group-Lane; the other was taken, and we carried them to the prosecutor's house; we did not search them till we came there. They had dropp'd in the house a bag of leaden square balls, and some gun-powder; we also found a pistol charged with slugs under the place where Savage had sat, but they had at that time taken him into another room to search him. There were five guineas and one shilling taken from Savage.

Prosecutor. I can swear to the pistol, as well as to the men, having good sight of it when they robbed me also of my silver. I gave Savage one shilling.

Thomas Ederidge , the constable, confirmed the Testimony of Joseph Love .

James Love . I took two guineas out of Savage's mouth; he had got them in a chew of Tobacco in his mouth, and I hooked them out with a mohock knife.

Savage's Defence. We came out that day about four in the morning to seek after labouring work; this Money we brought out with us. This young fellow (meaning Carey) designed to buy a pig, but on returning we were taken up on suspicion of a robbery, and searched. They took five guineas and a shilling from him, and I was a little in liquor, so I put my two guineas in my mouth, and they took it out. We have witness to shew how we came to have that money about us.

Lidia Smith. I live in Ratcliff-highway, and the prisoner Carey lodges in one of my rooms; I saw him that morning take five guineas and a shilling out of his trunk; he was going out, and said he would buy a little pig and bring with him, when he came home.

Elizabeth Savage . The prisoner Savage is my husband's brother, I gave him two guineas and three shillings last monday was a week; it was his own, I kept it for him.

Both guilty , Death .

James Fenton, James Hartley, Richard Bambrick.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-6
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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296, 297, 298. James Fenton , James Hartley , and Richard Bambrick , were indicted for stealing one linnen sheet, val. 2 s. the goods of William Fowler , one linnen shift, the goods of William Varse , one linnen shift the goods of William Underwood , March 2 .

Each guilty 10 d .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Richard Sweetman.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-7
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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299. Richard Sweetman , was indicted for that he, on the 22d of April , with a certain pistol, on Mary the wife of Jonathan Whitmarsh , feloniously did make an assault, the money of the said Mary intending to steal, take, and carry away .

Mary Whitmarsh . Mrs. Arnold and I was walking about 30 or 40 yards from Powis-wells , about a quarter of an hour after eight at night,

April 22. The prisoner cross'd over the way towards us; he came up with a pistol in his hand; he bid us not speak a word, saying if we did he would shoot us; we immediately ran back screaming out; he pursued us. He found by our noise we had alarmed the house, so he ran away. At first, until I saw the pistol, I thought by his turning out of the way upon us, he was going to salute us.

Mrs. Arnold confirmed the same account.

Joseph Bell . The prosecutrix is my sister; I keep Powis-wells, and heard my sister and Mrs. Arnold scream out; my sister came running, and said the man had a pistol in his hand; I followed him, and seeing some gentleman coming along, I cried out, Stop him. Then Mr. Story offered to make a blow at him; the prisoner fell down, and Mr. Story took hold of him. We searched him, and found in his right-side pocket, a pistol loaded and cock'd.

Janus Story confirmed the above account.

Prisoner's Defence. I never was in such an affair before; I had a pistol in my hand, and was going to make away with myself, being in extremity and want, having a wife in a starving condition, but thinking about my soul, hindered me from it.

Guilty .

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John Sims.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-8
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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300. John Sims , was indicted for stealing three guineas , the goods of the Rev. Peter Chester , Clerk , March 23 .

Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Joseph Perry.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-9
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceTransportation

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301. Joseph Perry , was indicted for stealing one housing belonging to a saddle, made of a leopard's skin, val. 20 s. the goods of Samuel Groves , Esq; April 30 .

The prisoner confest the fact, and it was found again by his direction. Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Gray.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-10
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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302. Thomas Gray , was indicted for stealing one pair of worsted stockings, val. 1 s. 6 d. the goods of Edward Parsons , Apr. 20 .

Guilty 10 d .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Darlow.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-11
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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303. Thomas Darlow , was indicted for stealing one linnen handkerchief, val. 6 d. the goods of Joseph Serjeant , March 28 .

Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Freeman, Samuel Freeman.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-12
VerdictNot Guilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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304, 305. Samuel Freeman , and Ann his wife , were indicted for stealing two cotton gowns, val. 15 s two shirts, val. 5 s. five linnen caps, val. 5 s. and other things, the goods of Ann Morpher , Spinster , March 9. Samuel Acquitted . Ann Guilty .

See No. 569, 570, in the last mayoralty.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Rollett.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-13
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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306. William Rollett , was indicted for stealing a man's hat, val. 5 s. one horsewhip, val. 5 s. the goods of Joseph North , March 15 .

The prisoner took an opportunity to go into the Prosecutor's house; the hat and horsewhip were hanging on two pins near each other; he was observed by a neighbour, who took him in the entry, as he was coming out, where he had dropt the whip, but the hat he took from under his arm, and throwed it in the street.

Guilty 10 d .

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Thomas Lewis, Thomas May, Benjamin Campbel Hambleton.
25th April 1750
Reference Numbert17500425-14
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty; Guilty; Guilty; Guilty; Not Guilty
SentencesDeath; Death; Death; Death

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307, 308. Thomas Lewis , and Thomas May , were indicted for that they on the king's highway, on John Matthews , did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, two gold rings, val. 12 s. one penknife, val. 6 d. and two shillings and three-pence in money numbered, from his person did steal, take, and carry away , March 22 .

John Matthews . I was coming from the halfway house on this side Hampstead, near the foot of the bridge that leads to Pancras Church , where were four men, and I had a person along with me. The two prisoners came running up, and presented a pistol to my mouth, and demanded my watch. I said I had none; they said, Blast your eyes and limbs, keep down your hat, or I'll blow your brains out. Lewis jobb'd his pistol against my teeth, and made my gums bleed, the other s tood with his pistol to my ear. They rifled my pockets, and took two gold rings, one shillings, two six-pences, one penknife, and three-pence in halfpence. I had met them the night before; the other two robbed the man that was with me; then I came home. After this I went to Mr. Pentelow, the headborough of our parish, who assisted in the taking them.

William Pentelow deposed, That upon the prosecutor's describing the prisoners, he knew them, having seen them before, being the person who took Lewis on my Lady Albemarle's account. (See No. 200, 201. in the last paper,) and that Lewis snapt a pistol to his breast twice; that he took Lewis in bed in Newtoner's Lane, and that he with the others with him, went and took May at infamous house, the Crown and Cannon in St. Giles's, and that in his breeches he found one of the Prosecutor's rings. It was produced in court, and swore to.

The two prisoners, espcially May, much abused this headborough, as a person that would swear away any person's life for a trifle. But Justice Fielding upon oath declared, he sincerely believed there was not an honestr, or a braver man than he in the king's dominion, and that May talked before

him, as though he wanted to have him admitted an evidence, &c.

James Cissel and John Roberts , two officers, and Andrew Campbel, confirmed the testimony of Pentelow, as to taking the prisoners, and finding the ring, &c.

Both guilty , Death .

309. Thomas Lewis , and Thomas May , a second time, and Benjamin Campbel Hambleton , were indicted for that they in a certain field, or open place, near the king's highway, upon William Blacketer , did make an assault, putting him in bodily fear, and danger of his life, taking from him one handkerchief, value 11 d. and 5 d. in halfpence , May 22 . Lewis and Hambleton Acquitted , May Guilty , Death .

Thomas Lewis and Thomas May , a third time, and Benjamin Campbell Hambleton , a second time, were indicted for that they, on the king's highway, upon John Mason , did make an assault, putting him in bodily fear and danger of his Life, and taking one gold watch, val. 40 s. from the person of the said John , March 21 .