Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 19 May 2022), July 1694 (16940711).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th July 1694.

THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE King and Queens Commissions ON THE Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex at Justice-Hall in the OLD-BAYLY, On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Days of July, 1694. And in the Sixth Year of Their MAJESTIES Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, Held at Justice-Hall in the Old Bayly, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Days of July, 1694. Before the Right Honourable Sir William Ashhurst Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovell Kt. Recorder of the said City, with several others of Their Majesties Justices so the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as follow:

London Jury.

William Hunt ,

John Child ,

James Morris ,

Robert Carter ,

Thomas Butler ,

Thomas Cowes ,

John Bennett ,

James Bignall ,

Thomas Good ,

Thomas Atherley ,

Benjamin Burford ,

William Bates .

Middlesex Jury.

Henry Gerrard ,

William Fainborrow ,

Nicholas Goodwin ,

Thomas Sutton ,

William Woolley ,

Nathaniel Mason ,

Anthony Nurse ,

William Partridge ,

Thomas Lathwell ,

John Bryly ,

Richard Smith ,

Francis Gotobed .

Elizabeth Bishop was Tried for stealing from one William Newill , and John Dunn and Sarah Ralph , divers pieces of Plate, and Goods of considerable Value . To which she pleaded guilty being Arraigned upon three Indictments.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Brown was Indicted for breaking the house of Judith Hughes Widow , in the Night time, with an intent to kill and murder the said Judith ; who swore, that about eleven a Clock at Night, the Cellar-door was broke open, and one came to her Bed-side and took her by the Wind-pipe, and almost choked her: But she crying out, raised the Neighbourhood, who came to her Assistance, and took the Prisoner in the Yard naked. The Prisoner was found in several feigned Stories; one was, That he was thrown over the wall by violence. The Evidence being clear against him he was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Meadowes was arraigned for stealing a Tippet and a Hood, and one Yard of Green Ribon , from John Williams on the 14th of May last. To which she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Hickson, alias Dickson, alias Lucock , was Arraigned for stealing 32 Yards of Silk-flower'd Tabby, value 16 l. from Samuel Tippet , to which she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Osborne was likewise arraigned for robbing Jacob Russel of a silver Tankard, value 8 l. on the 9th of June last; which Felony she confest upon the Arraignment.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth James was tried for stealing a Diamond Ring, value 5 l. from Ann Hill Widow , on the 8th of May last, which she consist to have done when examined before the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, and she could not much deny it upon the Tryal. The Evidence was plain against her, how that she had sold the Ring to a Goldsmith in the Strand, whereupon she was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Katharine Sutton was arraigned for stealing from Thomas Roberts a Mantua Gown, value 9 s. a Blanket, two Head Dresses, &c. to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Hill , Ann Hill , and Ann Allome , were all Indicted for breaking the House of Ann Diston Widow , in the Day-time, and stealing from her and one Mapleback, a Petticoat, value 4 l. a Shift and Wastecoat, a Crape Gown, and another Gown, besides a Stuff Petticoat, and other sorts of wearing Apparel ; which Mary Hill confest before the Justice of Peace, so did Ann Allome, whereupon they were both found guilty of Felony only : But there being no affecting Evidence against Ann Hill, she was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Kyte was Indicted for stealing 72 l in money from one John Piggot of Queenhithe , a Bargeman ; but the Evidence was only circumstantial, therefore he was acquitted .

Jane Steward was arraigned, for that she, together with Martha Floyd and Frances Lancett , not yet taken, did rob one Branch Pope Widow , of 30 Yards of Silk, value 5 l. 10 s. to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Yeomans was also arraigned for robbing one Elizabeth Tompkin on the 13th of April last, of a pair of Silk Stays, value 10 s. a Petticoat 8 s. to which she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Cheshire was Indicted and Arraigned for stealing from Philip Jennoo Clerk , a silver Cup, value 40 s. on the 3d of May last, to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Hill of Hampsted , was tried for stealing from Robert Bruges in the King's High-way in Nettlebed Wood , a Sword, value 22 s. a silk Wastecoat 3 l. a Knife and a Fork, and two Guinea's, value 43 s. and 22 s. 6 d. in silver . Mr. Bruges swore, That the Prisoner and another Person (who is since fled) met him in Nettlebed Wood, on the 5th Instant, and robbed him of the Goods abovesaid. That he was first discover'd at Kensington with the said Mr Bruges Sword in his custody, and was heard to confess the Fact since he was taken; endeavouring to evade the matter, and to cast it upon the Person that was with him, whom he said was one Gibson, not yet taken; but that was nothing availing to him. Then he exprest his sorrowful Sense of so heinous an Offence, and told the Court, That he was a very young man (as he appear'd to be) and that he was inticed and allured to become a High-way man by evil Company, therefore hoped the Court would be pleased to consider of his Case. He was found guilty .

Thomas Hill, alias Hyatt, was a second time Tried for stealing a Grey Mare, price 7 l. belonging to a person unknown. The Evidence swore, That the Prisoner and another man was pursued from Paddington to Hampsted, and at the lower end of the Town, coming through, he was taken upon the Mare's back; and since the Commitment of the Prisoner, which was on the 5th Instant, the Mare was found to be one Mr. Linvil 's, who was killed in Abingdon Road at Nettlebed, as he was going to see his Friends in the Countrey. The Prisoner owned to have the Mare, but he said he did not know any thing of the Murther, nor of the Theft, and that he had the Mare of one Richard Davis, who is gone off, as he said, but could produce no one to prove any thing for him. The Evidence being very positive that he was the Man that had the Mare, for he was found upon her back, as aforesaid, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

John Newton Gent was Tried for the Murther of one James Goddard , which he did with a Bullet shot out of a Pistoll which gave the said Goddard a mortal wound near to his Navel, of the breadth of half an Inch, and of the depth of six Inches, of which he died within a few hours after, on the Instant . Upon the Evidence it was made appear, that Newton came to Mr. Goddard's Chamber for a pair of Pistols he had there and the Prisoner and he having always been very familiar Friends, Mr. Goddard catcht at the Pistol as it was under Mr. Newton's Arm, (in a jesting way) it went off, and shot the said Goddard; so it was done meerly by Accident. The Deceased was heard to say before he died, that he forgave the Prisoner; for it appeared to be more his own Fault, than the Prisoners; thereupon, he was acquitted .

Sarah Chune was Tried for feloniously taking from one Hannah Nichols , on the 20th of March last, a Crape Gown, value 20 s. a Smock 8 s. a Cornet with divers other Goods of small value, which were in a Trunk of the said Hannah Nichols . The Prisoner had a very bad Report amongst those that know her, besides, there was a pair of Ear-Bobs and a Coif found in her custody in a Bundle that she had; who said at first that she found them, and then afterwards that they were given her by the Lady Turner; but she deni'd all upon the Tryal again, yet she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas North was Tried for breaking the House of John Wallpoole of St. James Clerkenwell , on the 3d Instant, about the hour of 12 in the Night . The Goods lost, were 5 flaxen Table-cloths, a Damask Napkin and Towel, with other goods of small value. Mr. Wallpoole's Maid swore, That several Men were in the House, amongst which the Prisoner was one, having been seen about the House the Saturday before the Robbery was committed; and she was sure that he was in the House for she knew him very well, being a near Neighbour. But then the Prisoner called for his Defence almost half the Town of Islington that knew him very well, who gave a good Character of him, and a very bad Report of Mr. Wallpoole's Maid, and it seem'd to look as if the Maid was the Thief more than the Prisoner, for he did not fly for it; it was a long Tryal, but the Jury having heard the matter particularly debated on each side, found that the Prisoner was not guilty .

Charles Pynes was tried for killing one Daniel Roberts , Taylor , with a Sword, value 2 s. giving him a Mortal wound near to his left Pap of the breadth of one Inch, depth eight Inches, on the 14th day of May , in the Third Year of the Reign of Their most Sacred Majesties, King William and Queen Mary . The first witness swore, That Roberts was found kill'd about 11 a Clock at Night in Lincoln-Inn Fields ; but more could not be said. Another (one Mrs. Tovey, Richard Tovey 's Wife, who was lately executed) swore, That she and her Husband was going over Lincolns-Inn Fields about 11 a Clock at Night, on the 14th of May three Years ago; there they met with the Prisoner Pynes, who told them, That he was upon the Scamper, to see who he could Rifle, and that he had seized three or four Men; but he had got but a Crown of them; adding. That he never saw such times in his Life, Men were so poor. Then the said Roberts came by, and Pynes fell upon him, and drew his Sword, and kill'd him; after this he went to Tovey's House, and took a Bible, and made him swear, That he would never discover the Murder as long as he lived. Being asked, why she did not discover the Murder in all this time; she said, she was afraid that her Husband, or some of Pynes's Associates should Murder her; but he being Executed last Sessions, she thought fit now to divulge it. A third witness was Ann Butler , who declared upon Oath, That the Prisoner confest to her, that he kill'd the Man in Lincolus-Inn Fields, but did not name Roberts; and that Mrs. Tovey met Pynes before the last Execution; and they fell out, she telling him, That she would now swear the Murder of Capt. Shooter and Roberts against him; he made her an Answer thus, You may if you will, for I have a Pardon in my Pocket, and I care not what you do, or to that effect; but then the Examination of Ann Tovey was read in Court, which set forth, that Pynes cofest to her, that he had kill'd one Roberts, a Taylor, in Lincolns-Inn Fields; and she swore in Court, that she saw him commit the Fact. So he was found guilty of the Murder.

He was a second time tried with Robert Adderton , for the Murther of Capt. Shooter , about three years ago . The Evidence was Tovey and Butler, as in the former Tryal, who said, that Adderton did confess to have done the Murther; and Pynes said that he was with them quarrelling about a Silver-hilted Sword, who should have it, casting Lots for it, which fell upon Robert Adderton, who wore the said Sword. This was the Evidence as to this Indictment. Pynes denied the Fact. Adderton said, that Tovey went by the Name of Williams heretofore, and was condemned once, and that they swore out of pure malice; that did not avail them. They were both guilty of Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

John Wilkinson a Goldsmith , Mary Wilkinson his Wife , and Mary Malson of St Margarets Westminster , were Indicted of High-Treason, for Clipping 100 Half-crowns, 100 Shillings, and 100 Six-pences, of the currant money of England . John Wilkinson's House being search'd in King's-street, Westminster , there was found in it a File, and upon it a melting Pot; the Prisoners were all found in the House but not all in one Room. The two Women were in the melting Room, and Wilkinson was in the next Room, but nothing suspicious in his custody; whereas in the Womens there was found a Bag of Clippings, and about 10 l. newly Clipt. Another Witness, one Mrs. Pickering, swore that she was wont to lie in the House, and then she saw Mr. Wilkinson and his wife Clip money several things, which was about two years ago. And being ask'd, why she conceal'd it so long; she said it was, because her Husband, one Mr. Pickering, was concerned with them, and therefore she was afraid to discover them. She swore further, That Mr. Wilkinson told her, that he had so much broad money, that he wanted persons to Clip it, and ask'd her to help them to Clip; so she did, whereby she had the opportunity to see them at work; and that she was to have 6 d. in the pound for Clipping the said broad money. Mr. Wilkinson said in his defence, that Malson brought the Bag of Clippings into his House, and that he knew nothing of it; that the Witness was an ill Woman, and went by several Names, no less than Eight. But the Court replied, that she did not deny that; and that he was wont to buy stolen Goods of her, that her Confederates had got unlawfully; particularly, several that Pickering gave her, who is now a Convict in Leicester Gaol, for which Mr. Wilkinson was tried heretofore, and had the Fortune to be acquitted. The Evidence being plain and positive against Mr. Wilkinson and his wife they both were found guilty of High-Treason; but none could swear that Matson was a Clipper, only had Cuppings in her custody, which was not enough to convict her: so she had the good Luck to escape, and was acquitted .

[John: Death. See summary.]

[Mary: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

C - G - of Westminster was tried for High-Treason, in coining and making of False and Counterfeit Groats, called, King Charles the Second's Groats, which were found in his Lodging at St. James's, besides several Stamps, and that he was seen to make the said Groats publickly . The Prisoner told the Witness that he sold them at the Exchange for Counters, for People to play at Cards withal; to prove which, he called several Witnesses, of very good Quality, who had bought them of him at 3 d. per dozen, and they declared, That they had known the Prisoner a long time, and that he was a very honest man; that they had bought several of the pieces of him. It did not any ways appear that he made them out of any ill design or prejudice, therefore he was acquitted .

P - C - was tried for making an Assault upon one Elizabeth Day in the King's Highway, and putting her in bodily fear, taking from her four shillings in money, and three farthings . Elizabeth Day said, that he met her in a Cornfield near Edmunton , and stopt her, crying, Dam you for a Bitch, what money have you got? so he threw her down, and kneeling upon her Neck, Robbed her: But he was soon apprehended by the Country people. He had a Pistol found about him in his Pocket. The Robbery being plainly proved against him, he was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elinor Clark was Arraigned for stealing 20 s. from one William Trimmer on the 19th of June last, which she confest upon the Arraignment.

[Branding. See summary.]

Lawrence Spencer and Osver Ogleby of St. Margarets, Westminster , were tried for breaking the House of Robert Porton , with an intent to steal his Goods, Chattels and Money . The House was broke open about two of the clock in the morning by seven men, and Mr. Porten swore positively, that Lawrence Spencer was one amongst them, but could not say that either he or Ogleby were in the House. They were discover'd near the Horse-Ferry at Westminster, and were pursu'd as far as Mary-bone Fields, and there taken with great difficulty. Spencer shot two Pistols off at those who follow'd them, and Ogleby run one man through the back with a slanting wound. They had little to say for themselves, but deny'd they were in the House; they had no witness to prove any thing for them. The Evidence being but circumstantial as to Ogleby, he was acquitted ; but Spencer was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Maye of the Parish of Staines , was tried for the Murther of her Female Infant Bastard-Child, on the 23d of April last, which she did, by choking of it with her Hands about the Neck of the said Child . The Witnesses, to prove the Fact, declared upon Oath, That she had been deliver'd of a Child, which Child was found dead in a Kennel of dirty water, and she owned the Child to be hers; but said it was a Miscarriage, (before the Justice) and that she put the Child there or thereabouts, where it was found dead: But when first taxed,she denied the Child to be hers; Plaister being found upon her Breasts to dry up the Milk, she at last confest that the Child was hers and that it dropt from her body as she stood upright; that it was born dead, therefore she put it into the dirty Kennel, and prest it down with a Spade to hide it. There was abundance of concurring Evidence to corroborate the Fact, but there was no positive Evidence that she was guilty of murthering the Child so she was acquitted .

William Hoyle was indicted for beating and bruising one Mary Holmes , Wife of Edward Holmes , giving her several blows upon his Head, Breast, Sides, and Back, which he did on the first of May , and she, died, of the same the 20th. The Fact was occasioned by a quarrel that happened between her and the Prisoner about Rent which was but 5 s. 6 d. and he would have had 7 s. of her, because there was three Weeks over the Quarter; for which he Padlockt the Door, and the Deceased would have broke it open for her Clothes: The Evidence said further, that she languished of the Blows; and complained that the Prisoner had done her wrong; but the Prisoner alledged that he never did her any injury, and that she died a natural death, and called some Witnesses, particularly one of the Searchers; who gave account that she found nothing of harm about her, but that she died a natural death; others declared that she was a quarrelsome Woman, &c. In the end he was acquitted .

John Wood , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was tried for killing one William Floyd a Shoemaker in Liquorpond-street with a Sword, giving him a mortal wound (on the 23d of June last) in and upon his left Thigh, near to his Groine of the depth of 8 Inches of which he died . The first Evidence to prove the Fact was Mrs Floyd, the deceased's Wife, who declared that a Quarrel happened about a pair of Shoes between Floyd and one William Davis: Davis was to give Floyd 2 s for them, by bargain at first, afterwards would give but 18 d. but this Quarrel was at last appeased; and Wood being there in the same Room, Mr Floyd and he quarrelled anew; Wood first beginning, calling him Fool, or silly Fellow, and challenged the said Floyd to box him; so they fell a boxing, and Wood had Floyd under him; then he took a Sword out of the Chimney-corner, and first struck him over the Arm, and cut his Arm; and then as he was rising off the ground, he the said Wood stabbed him into the Groin, of which he immediately died, first holding up the Lapit of his Coat, saying, Look, here is my death's wound; Lord have mercy upon me, I am a dead man; Wood, you have killed me. The Prisoner would have extenuated the Fact, and said that Floyd ran upon the point of his Sword, and called one Mr. Thomas Duncomb , who lives over against the House where the said Floyd was killed, who declared on the behalf of the Prisoner, That he see there Deceased have the Prisoner's Finger in his mouth, and he would have got from him, but Floyd held him fast; but he could not say that the Prisoner kill'd the Deceased; but he saw a Sword drawn, and that Wood gave him a blow with the Sword, but he did not see him thrust at him; The Sword was produced in Court all bloody, brought in by the Constable as a Corroborating Proof; and Mr. Ross, Father-in-law to the Deceased, swore that the Sword was the same with which Wood kill'd the man; so Mr. Duncomb declared too: The Court summed up the Evidence on both sides (for Mr. Wood had Persons in Court who gave a fair account of his Life; and no malice was proved to have been between them: So the Jury was pleased to acquit him of the Murther, but found him guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Matthew Davis , a Taylor , was indicted for Clipping 30 Shillings and 6 Six pences, and 30 Nine-pences on the 29th of June last ; a woman that lodged in his House, hearing some noise over her Head, suspected him to be a Clipper, and looking through a Chink of the Door, she saw him a Clipping; Another Evidence for the King swore, That upon search he found him in his Garret at work, and a Shilling in his Hand which he was fyling, and 30 more lying by him which he had newly clipt, but not filed, and a parcel of Nine-pences, besides Files, Shears, Crucibles, and all other Instruments fit for Clipping; and that he had this Money to clip of a woman in Grub-street on the over-night. Being under fear he denied the Fact, and said that he never practised any such thing; but then an Evidence for the King was again produced, who declared that the Prisoner confest that he had the Money to clip of a certain woman at the Castle in Grub street the night before he was taken, but did not know her name; and further, That he confessed that he did allow 3 s. in the pound for Clipping of it; The Prisoner strived to extenuate the Offence, and said that he was surprized, and what he acknowledged was out of fear, but all this was no Evidence for him; So the Fact being fully proved, he was found guilty of High Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Charles Norman, alias Pennington , was tried for robbing one Mr. John Bigg . Master of the Turnstyle Coffee-house in Holbourn , of a Child's Cap value 6 s. two pair of Laced Sleves, 4 s. a Pynner and a Cornet, and other Goods, &c. The Prisoner was stopt with the Goods upon him, and was carried before the Worshipful Mr. Justice Eyeton, where a Betty (that is to say) an Iron to wri open a Door or Chests, used by most House breakers) was found in his custody; He was found to be an old Offender. So he was found guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Abraham Farmer was tried for stealing 22 dozen of Padlocks, value 50 s from Anthony Street , on the 20th of December last ; it was sworn that the Padlocks were sold by the Prisoner to one Mr. Spurrell, who declared upon oath that he bought the Goods of the Prisoner, which was plain; and the Prisoner owned that he sold the Goods to the said Mr. Spurrell; but none could say he stole them: So he was acquitted .

John Cook was tried for stealing a Bay Gelding from Joan Cox Widow , price 4 l. The Horse wast lost near Gloster, and found upon the Prisoner in Smithfield, which was owned to be Mrs. Cox's Horse. The Prisoner said that he was coming for London out of the Countrey, and within two miles of Windover he met a man upon the Road, and swopt with him for 20 s. to boot for another Horse, but could not prove it; So he was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Barlow and A - F - were indicted for robbing of one Clark of divers Goods to the value of 20 l. some Tippets were found upon him; but no good Evidence coming in to prove the taking of the Goods or breaking the House , they were acquitted .

Peter Oliver was indicted for stealing divers Goods from Edward Bayliff , as 40 yards of Woollen Cloth, value 8 l. and 80 yards of other Cloth, 3 l. 10 s. and 80 yards of Manchester Bays, 5 l. but the said Bayliffe having no property in the Goods by reason they were put into his custody, as in trust by the Persons that owned them. He was acquitted .

Thomas Allen , commonly called Tom the Dyer, and William Pennell , were indicted for breaking the House of George Holiday in the night time, taking away 20 yards of Muslin, &c. The Witness declared that the Prisoners were taken in Beech Lane, and William Pennell confess that he had a share in the Goods, and his part was sold for 10 l. in Red Lyon Fields, but did not confess the Burglary. Allen denied the Fact at the Tryal, and said he was never near the House, and had no acquaintance with Pennell, nor with Thompson that run away; Pennell denied the Fact; The Evidence was somewhat obscure. So they were acquitted .

Henry Sherry , a Frenchman, was indicted for robbing of one Thomas Rush , and stealing divers silver Hilted Swords, and other Swords of good value; it was proved that he joined in the Robbery with one Thomas May , lately executed, and broke open the Shop at Charing Cross , and brought the Swords to May's Chamber, about Three a Clock in the morning , and the Prisoner said it was a very good morning's work; May's wife was the chief Evidence against him, and confirmed it that the Prisoner was the man that brought the Swords into the said May's Chamber on the 14th of May last, but the Jury lookt upon the Evidence to be defective; so he was acquitted .

Ethelbert Welling , a young man, was tried for making an assault upon one Mary Davis , a Girl aged about four years, with an intent to ravish her ; but there was no full proof as to matter of Fact, and it did not appear that he did her any real hurt. So he was acquitted .

Thomas Bakebind was tried for stealing a silver Watch, value 6 d. 10 s the Goods of Thomas Denn : There was no Evidence against him. He was acquitted .

Martha Shorter was tried for picking the Pocket of one John Carter in Smithfield near Clothfair Gate , of 12 s. 6 d. on the 7th Instant ; she met him, and put her hand into his Pocket and took out the Money; saying I never saw such a man as you are; and you are the strongest man that ever I saw in my life. She made a rambling Story, and a great noise in her defence, but she had no manner of witness for her Reputation, it was so bad; She was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Samuel Eales of St. Pauls Covent-garden , was tried for a Rape committed upon the Body of one Martha Warner , a Child aged about Nine years, which he did on the 29th of June last . The Evidence was first the Chyrurgions, who searched the Child, and found it much abused; having a large Tumor in the Lower Parts, and abundance of fetid stinking Matter issued from her. The Secret Parts were much lacerated and turn, which was done by Force, and no other way. The Midwife also declared her Opinion, which agreed with the Chyrurgeons Evidence. The Child was examined, and declared, that the Prisoner took her up at his own door in Lime-street, as she was going from School, and enticed her up stairs with him, and gave her some Currance, and thenher Body, made her hold her and he would give her some more Currance; and she was sure that this was the very Man that injur'd her. To prove the Child the Mother and another woman put the Girl before them; and bid her show them the House where she was misus'd: so she went strait before, and brought them to the very Door where Mr. Eales lived and went up two pair of stairs, telling them that that was the Room. Mr. Eales in his Defence, proves First, That he was not at home that day the Indictment charged him to have done the Fact. Secondly, That the Girl was of Evil Repute. And Thirdly, He had several Gentlemen of good Quality, who gave an exceeding good Character of his Life and Conversation, and that he was a person of modest behaviour, and a very ingenious man. The Tryal was very long, and there was no Evidence to prove the Fact but the Child, and the Account that was given of Mr. Eales give such ample satisfaction to the Court, that the Jury gave a Verdict that the Prisoner was not guilty .

Hugh Bowen was Indicted for Robbing one Mr. William Hughes upon the Highway near Chelsey a place called Bloody-Bridge , on the 10th of August , 1692. and took from him a silver Watch, several Guinea's a silver Buckle, and 19 l. in money . Mr. Hughes swore. That coming from Chelsey, about the dusk of the Evening, a man met him in Soldier 's habit, who past by him; and presently after the Prisoner met him laid hold of his Horses Bridle, and took him aside, the other coming back, bound him, viz. one Crawley; he desired them to be Civil; Ay, Damn you, if you will hold your Tongue. So they stript him of a Silk Wastecoat, besides other things, and then laid him by a Ditch-side. Mr. Hughes found the Prisoner afterwards in Reading Gaol, and knew him. The Prisoner strived to invalidate Mr. Hughes's Evidence, but could not; besides he broke Reading Gaol. Philip Macquire, who was executed about two years ago, gave Mr. Hughes an Account that the Prisoner and Crawley robbed him. Bowen could make no good Defence, only said he was in Ireland at the same time; but that did not appear, neither could he give any good Account of his Life: So he was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Sarah Wilmot and Mary Jenkins , were both Tried for breaking the House of one Thomas Sturges in the day-time, taking away one Gown, value 3 l. and other Goods of value, &c. The Evidence swore, That Wilmot confest she had sold some of the Goods, and other part of them was found about Jenkins. Wilmot said that she gave Jenkins some of the things, and that she was innocent: The Jury was so kind to acquit her, but Wilmot had been tried last Sessions for Felony, and was known to be a Notorious woman, whereupon she was found guilty of Felony.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

John Jewster and William Butler , were Tried upon two Indictments: The first was, for that they, together with Paul Grove , and Edward Hinton , not taken, did break the House of one Jane Le-grand, alias Jane Le grant , in the Tower Liberty ; and took away 3 Silver Spoons, value 40 s. one Silver Cup 50 s. and 900 l. in money numbred . The second, for the Murder of the said Madam Le grand . The first Witness was one Mrs. Jane Larroe , a French woman, who, by an Interpreter, declared upon Oath, That on the 13th of June last, betwixt 7 and 8 at Night, Some-body knockt at Madam Le-grand's door, being open'd, they told her they came from one Mr. Lovell (who ow'd her 500 l) to make a Composition with her, of 10 s. in the Pound. Then she was seiz'd by one of them, who pull'd her by the Throat, and knockt her down. Afterwards they thrust some Rags and a ty'd Handkerchief into the mouth of Madam Le-grand, which choked her; then they opened the Bags of money and filled their Pockets, some falling upon the Floor; but away they went, and dropt more of the money in the streets. Mrs. Larroe lay upon her Face through Fear, so could not discover which of them kill'd Madam Le-grand, but she saw her dead within two hours after. Mr. Baker likewise gave an Account, That he saw three men, who lookt very suspiciously, walk to and fro near the House, and did not know them, but John Jewster was not with them; yet afterwards, when he was examined in Newgate, he freely confest the Fact thus: I am not concerned in the Murther, says he, neither was I in the House; but he was consenting to the Robbery, and that he and Butler, Paul Grove, Edward Hinton, and his Brother Francis, were the five persons that did it; and that his Brother William was no ways concerned. This he expressed with great Reluctancy, wringing his hands, saying he was afraid he should die John said, that they were to divide the money the next day, but he would not go to receive his share. Other Evidence was produced for the King, who declared, That the woman, Madam Le-grand, was found lying dead at the bottom of the Stairs in the Kitchen, with her Hands and Legs tied, and her Mouth full of Rags, tied down with a Handkerchief; and that Mrs. Mouth was stopt with Rags too, but not so full as to choke her, and that there was a Cry of Murder. Other Evidence that were there, found Madam Le-grand's Neck tied fast to a Chair, twisted with a Stick drawn through the Chair, which was a most barbarous and ugly sight to behold. As to Butler it was sworn, That he and three more were seen near Madam Le-grand's Door, a little before the Murther and Burglary was committed; and the Sword that was found lying under the Old woman, was the same Sword that one of them had by his side: But there being a Flaw in the Indictment, it was altered, and they were again Arraigned after in the Afternoon, together with Francis Jewster , for the Murther of the said Madam Le-grand, as also for the Robbery. The Evidence was again repeated, as before, and it was very positive as to Butler, that he was the man that came first into the House, and made the Offer to the said Le-grand, about the compounding of the Bond. He would have proved he was in another place at the same time, but could not. John Jewster denied that he was there; but the Evidence was positive that he was walking to and fro before the Door, as if he stood to watch or keep Guard. And being told how that Madam Le-grand was murdered, he replied to them, Hold your Tongue, for there is Money enough. There was no Evidence positive as to Frances Jewster, but presumptive; so the Jury acquitted him both of the Murther and Robbery, but Butler was found guilty of both; and John was found guilty of Felony only, but not of the Murther .

[Death. See summary.]

William Lord and John Kems were both tried for breaking Nicholas Hellowes House in Russel-street Covent Garden on Wednesday morning last, and took away three Silver Tankards, value 20 l. two Petticoats 3 l. a Shirt 25 s. a Suit of Laced Headclothes 25 s. a piece of Gold, and 6 l. in Money Mr. Hellowes and his Evidence deposed, that his House was broke open by the two men at the Bar, and they came up stairs, and one of them stood over them with a Pistol whilst the other rifled the Trunks, and took away the Goods, swearing great Oaths, that they would kill them if they offer'd to cry out; they were taken by the Watch, and a Cap and some Money were found in Lord's Pocket within half an hour after the Robbery was done, which was owned by Mr. Hellowes and his wife. They were both seen in the House. So they were found guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Edward East, alias Wilson , was tried for stealing on the 29th of June last, a Saddle, value 10 s. a pair of Holsters with Housing; two pair of Pistols 40 s. a Bridle 5 s. the Goods of a person unknown; the Prisoner and another man, one Hyatt, brought the Goods to Mr Allens at the Crown at Acton, upon a bay Mare, and a white Mare, they both 'rid out with, which lookt very suspicious; for they came in with other coloured Beasts, and one of them was Mr. Linvell's, who was kill'd at Nettlebed, beyond Henly upon Thames, as before you may see in the Tryal of Hyat, and that the Prisoner and Hyat brought his Mare to Acton. The matter was very plainly proved, so the Prisoner was found guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Ann Maye was Tried for stealing on the 27th of June last, three Yards and an half of Bone-lace, value 10 s. from John Newman . She came to the Shop to cheapen Goods, and took away the Lace , which, upon search, was found upon her. She was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Newell , and Sarah Newell , his Wife , were both tried for Clipping the Currant Coyn of England , it was swore, That the Prisoners were found at the Queens Arms Tavern, with a Satchel lying before John Newell, and the Constable searching of it, found therein five large Ingots of Silver, weighing 726 Ounces, which was seized together with the Prisoners, and carried to Serjeant Bonithans, who gave his Warrant to search his House, and there was found in the Garret divers pair of Shears, Melting-pots, Crucibles, two or three Ingots more, and a very large pair of Bellows, to create Fire to melt Silver withal, and his Wife was found melting of Silver in the Garret; and it was proved. That there were two strong Doors made upon the first pair of Stairs, about 6 Foot betwixt them to hinder any sudden passage. John Newell declared, That he was Sick at the time when he was charged; and that he followed, Horse-Coursing . Mrs. Newell said her Husband was going to keep a Goldsmiths Shop, which he had Witness to prove: The matter was plain, so they were both found guilty of High-Treason

[John: Death. See summary.]

[Sarah: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Charles Tovey was tried for privily stealing a Linnen Handkerchief, on the 23d of June last, out of a Gentleman 's Pocket in the Common-Pleas Court; it was found upon him. So he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Lawrence Spencer was tried for that he did on the 6th of May last, break the House of Richard Hutton , Gent. and took away a Coat, value 3 l. a Hat 50 s. a Handkerchief 10 s. a Silk-wastcoat, two Perukes, a Cloath-gown, and divers other Goods, besides some Silver . Mr. Hutton said his Housewas broke open by taking an Iron-bar out of the Window, about One a Clock at Night by several Persons, (one of which was a Black-a-more) and they took away the abovesaid Goods, some of which were found upon the Prisoner in his Trunk at his Lodgings, as was positively sworn; viz a Looking-Glass, and a piece of Ribboning, and a white Hancherchief; and it was further sworn, that he was one of the theives: So he was found guilty of Felony and Burglary.

Mary Mooney and Elizabeth Doyley , were tried for Breaking the House of John Hedgcock about 11 a Clock in the Morning, on the 2d Instant, and took away two Petticoats, value 8 s. they confest the Fact when taken, that they took away the things, but nothing was broken, and Mooney was entrusted to dress Hedgcock's Children; one Petticoat was found upon Mooney's back, and both were found in the Room where they Lodged, yet they had the face to deny it at the Trial; nothing was found about Doyley: So she was acquitted , but Mooney was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Foster was arraigned and tried for Robbing John Scarlet of 3 l. weight of Silk, value 4 l. 10 s. and 40 yards of Norwich Stuff 4 l. 10 s. 36 yards of Taffaty Ribon, &c. The Prisoner and her Husband was wont to come to Mr. Scarlets for Tobacco, and after some process of time, part of the Stuff was found made up in a Petticoat, in the custody of the Prisoner, which was plain Evidence. She was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Martha Butterfeild was Indicted for breaking the house of William Batly of St. Leonard Shoreditch , about three of the clock in the afternoon, and taking away a Trunk, value 6 d. three cloth Caps 3 d. a Guinea, and 14 s. in silver . The Prisoner confest that she lifted up the Latch of the Door, and went up Stairs, opened the Trunk, which was not lockt, and took out the money. She behaved her self as if she had been foolish at the Bar, saying, My Lord, Mrs. Baily's Daughter shewed me the money, and I took it, and went and bought me a Black Crape Gown, and a Tippet; afterwards I went over the Water to a Dancing-School to see a Play. So she made a Rambling Story; but being ask'd, If she had any Witness; she reply'd, No, I must leave the matter to the King and Parliament. She was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Williams and William Botley , were Indicted for Robbing one John Ratcliffe of 10 Ells of Cloth, value 10 s. a Hood and a Petticoat, &c. Williams confest the Fact upon the Arraignment, and nothing appeared against the said Botley, so he was acquitted , and paid no Fees, (being very poor) but she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Smith , Jane Hancock , and Mary Hewet Wife of George Hewet of St. Giles's in the Fields , were all tried for High-Treason, in Clipping the Lawful Money of the Kingdom, on Thursday the 29th of June last . A Chair man gave Notice to the Constable as he was upon his Watch, that he heard a snipping of Shears in the House where he lived; so the Constable went, and some of the Watchmen with him, and knockt at the Door about One of the clock in the morning; a little after the Door was opened, and Smith stood just opposite against the Door, with her Cloaths hanging loosly about her, and her Head-cloaths all off, much surprized. Hewet had a Straw-Hat on, and look'd as if she had not been in Bed. Hancock's Cloaths were loose about her too. So, upon search, there was found in the Rug of the Bed a pair of Shears, and some Clipt Money, and under the Bed a parcel of Clippings. In the same Room was found a couple of Files, and two pieces of Leather to rub the Money with. This was plainly evidenced by the Constable and the Watch, &c. They all deni'd the Fact, and said they knew not how the things came into the Room, calling several Witnesses, who declar'd, That they had always behav'd themselves fairly in their Dealings. It appear'd farther, on the behalf of Hewet and Smith, that they came accidentally to lie with Mrs. Hancock that Night, it being her Room, and no positive Proof was brought that they were concerned in Clipping, whereupon they were acquitted ; but Hancock was found guilty of High-Treason.

[Hancock: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Osbert Oglevey and Henry Sherry were Tried, for that they with Lawrence Spencer before tried, did break the House of Richard Hutton Gent. on the 6th of May last, and took away a Coat, value 3 l. a Bever Hat, 50 s a Cloth Gown, with several other Rich Goods . They broke open the Window, and came into the House, threatning to kill Mr. Hutton. There were in all seven of them, and they had Vizard Caps on which came over their Faces with Mouth-holes and Eye-holes, of divers Colours, very frightful to behold. So they Rifled the House, after they had bound the Family, and took away to the value of 100 l as you may see in the single Tryal of Lawrence Spencer. Another Evidence was Mrs. May, whose Husband was Executed last Sessions, who said she had seen the Prisoners have such sorts of Vizard-Caps, which they commonly changed among each other, and that the Prisoners had some of the Goods in their custody that her Husband had his share being with them in the Robbery: But the Evidence seemed not very credible in the Jury's Opinion, she alledging what her Husband told her before his death, which was no Evidence in Law: So they were acquitted .

George Briggs was Indicted for breaking the House of Joan Lavenoe Widow , in the Night-time, for stealing one Ell of Cloth, 6 Frocks, 10 dozen of wosted Stockins, value 15 l. and other Goods . It was proved that the Prisoner sold a pair of Stockins to one Mrs. Brin, and some other things to another person. The Burglary not being fully proved, he was found guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Charles Pynes and Mary Walters were both tried for Clipping Money . The Evidence sworn positively, That she saw both the Prisoner at work, Clipping a Half crown, and the Woman had a pair of Shears in her hand, with Clippings, in her Apron. Another Woman swore, That Walter, offer'd 4 s. in the Pound to her Broad Money: But the persons that gave Evidence, seemed somewhat forward in their prosecution, favouring of Envy they were found not guilty .

Mary Walters was a second time tried alone, by the Names of Mary Walters, alias, Pynes, alias Gibbons, for High-Treason. She was seen at work in her Chamber, where she lodged, three times, actually a Clipping Shillings, and Six-pences, as was attested by three or four Witnesses for the King. The Shears were produced in Court and shewed to the Jury. She denied the Fact upon her Tryal, (being a very ill Woman) but own'd it when first taken; saying, that Clipping was a Crime against the Nation, but she thought it was no Sin. There was one of the Witnesses, a Woman, who depos'd. That the Prisoner proffer'd her 7 s. Week, Meat, Drink, Washing and Lodging, to go out and change Money for her; and that she would knock any Man on the Head with her Shears, that should come up Stairs to take her for she had as well be hang'd for Murder, as for Clipping. This was plain and positively sworn, so she was found guilty of this Indictment.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Alexander Reynolds , Mary Reynolds his Wife , and Mary Berry , were indicted for stealing a Box of Lace from one Samuel Hunt , value about 6 l. Hunt swore, That Alexander Reynold, met him in the Street, and enticed him into a Coffee house, and made him Drunk, and so he and two Women in Night-royles, took away his Box of Lace. He swore positively to Alexander, and to his Wife; but he was much in Drink, and might be mistaken; and they brought Evidence, who gave a bad Repute of a Woman that swore against them, that she was an Infamous Woman; they were all acquitted .

Ann Bilcon was tried for stealing a Serge Gown, value 5 s. a Napkin, and other small Goods , from John West , which she confest before the Justice Found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Esther Merry was tried for stealing a Silk Gown, value 40 s. with a Petticoat, a Tippet, and divers other Goods , from Ann Newton , who could not prove it; so she was acquitted .

Jane Hebben, alias Grimes , was tried for stealing a silk Scarf, val. 6 s. two Laced Head-dresses, &c. from Jane Wats , Widow , who could not prove the Fact; she was acquitted .

The Trials being over, the Court proceeded to give Sentence as followeth.

Received Sentence of Death 23.

William Brown

John Cook

Martha Shorter

Thomas Hill

Charles Pynes

Robert Adderton

P - C -

Lawrence Spencer

Matthew Davis

William Butler

John Jewster

Hugh Bowen

Sarah Wilmot

William Lord

John Kems

Edward East

John Newell

Sarah Newell

John Wilkinson

Mary Wilkinson

Jane Hancock

Mary Walters

Charles Norman.

Called to their former Judgment Four, who likewise received Sentence of Death.

Ann Davis

Christian Caffey

Elizabeth Higgs

Susan Williams.

Burnt in the Hand 16.

Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Meadows

Elizabeth Osbourne

Elizabeth Hickson

Mary Hill

Ann Allome

Elizabeth James

John Wood

George Briggs

Mary Cheshire

Elizabeth Yeomans

Jane Steward

Katherine Sutton

Elinor Clark

Elizabeth Williams

Thomas Barloe, a former Convict.

To be Whipt 7.

Sarah Chune

Ann May

Charles Povey

Mary Mooney

Mary Foster

Martha Butterfield

Ann Bilton.

Mary Wilkinson, Sarah Wilmot, Sarah Newell, Jane Hancock, and Mary Walters; pleaded that they were with Child, upon which a Jury of Matrons were Empannelled and Sworn, to search; who returned this Verdict, that they were all with Quick Child.


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