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Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th January 1712.

PROCEEDINGS ON THE Queen's Commission of the Peace, AND Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the OLD BAYLY

On Friday and Saturday, being the 11th and 12th Days of January, 1711. In the Tenth Year of Her MAJESTY's Reign.

BEfore the Right Hon. Sir ROBERT BEACHCROFT , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Lord Chief Baron Ward , Mr. Justice Dormer, Mr. Justice Ayres, and Mr. Recorder; with several of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as followeth.

London Jury.

Tho. Drake

Simon Duncalf

Richard Toft

Robert Hoe

William Eaton

Tho. Parnel

John Hanbury

Robert Brooks

John Houghton

Thomas Forfeit

John Wynn

Samuel Aron .

Middlesex Jury.

Giles Riddle

Jos. Spencer

Jonathan Hall

William Callow

John Harris

Jos. Partridge

John Marriot

Francis Rhodes

John Curtis

John Meald

William Pickard

Edward Jewet .

Jane Revel was indicted for feloniously taking from the Stall of Richard Turner , on the 15th of December last, 11 Yards and half of Linsey-Wolsey, value 15 s. The Evidence against her saw her take it away, and she was taken with it upon her. She made a very indifferent Defence; only brought two Persons, who pretended they saw her take up something, and a Porter cry Halves; and having no Evidence to her Reputation, was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Anne Talbot was indicted for stealing from her Master Richard Alwin , on the 10th of December last, 1 Silver Tankard, a Silver Porringer and 2 Spoons, a Baker, and a Silver Salve-Box . To which Indictment she pleaded guilty : And,

[Branding. See summary.]

Eliz. Ward and Anne Pritchard were indicted as Accessaries after the Felony committed. It was prov'd that Ward had the Goods from Talbot , and had pawn'd the Porringer; and coming to sell some of the other, in company with Pritchard, they were both stopt, and the Constable going with 'em to Pritchard's House, found Talbot and the rest of the Goods, the said Talbot being harbour'd there. They had no body to their Reputation, but Pritchard alledg'd she was not at home when the Goods were brought in. The Jury having consider'd the matter, Ward was found Guilty , and Pritchard acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Rawson , of St. Michael Woodstreet , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Box of Lace of about 3000 Yards, Value 100 l. from William Ross . The Prosecutor depos'd, that as he was riding through Lad-lane , his Box was cut from behind him, and he saw the Prisoner take it up, and run away with it; whereupon he pursu'd him till he came into Butcherhall-lane, where he was taken. There were two Evidence more, who swore they assisted in taking him, and that he had a Penknife in his Hand, with which 'tis suppos'd he cut off the Box, which he threw into a Cellar when taken. He had no Person to appear in his behalf, and the Jury considering the Matter, found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Branding. See summary.]

Margaret Murphey , of the Parish of St. Magnes the Martyr , was indicted for stealing 6 Pair of Stockins (value 6 s. 3 d) out of the Shop of Nicholas Saunderson , on the 1st of January last. The Evidence was the Apprentice, who said his Master left the Goods upon the Counter, and the Prisoner came in, and carry'd 'em away under her Ridinghood; and another took her just by with the Goods upon her. The Prisoner said she was going over London-bridge, and a Stop being at the Prosecutor's Door, she went in, but took nothing away. This Defence being frivolous, and none appearing to say any thing for her, she was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Wingfield of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for robbing Eliz. Lester on the 22d of December last, of 2 Broad-pieces of Gold, 2 Guineas, and 17 s. 6 d. in Silver . The Evidence depos'd, That he took her at Fleet-Ditch, and that she dropt the Money upon a Table, and upon Examination own'd she had stole it from her Mistress, Lester. The Constable produc'd the Money in Court. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, tho' she had confess'd it before the Lord Mayor, and having no Witness to her Reputation, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Alice Mills , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldersgate , was indicted for stealing out of the Shop of John Dennis , a Past-board Box, 12 Handkerchiefs, and other Goods, to the Value of 16 s. The Evidence was Mr. Dennis's Son, who depos'd, That the Prisoner and another Woman came into the Shop to buy some Tobacco, and cheapen'd other Goods; but when they were gone; the Box was miss'd, and he pursu'd them to Aldersgate, where he took the Prisoner with the Goods upon her. The Prisoner said, that the other Woman gave it her; but there being no Proof of that, nor of her Reputation, and she being an old Offender, the Jury found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Jones was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Rich. Cardwaker in White-Friars , a Stuff-Gown and Petticoat, and other things , the Goods of Joanne Cornish . The Evidence against her was Mrs. Cornish, who swore, That shelent her her Key, to make a Fire (they lodging both in the House and that she stole the Goods out of a Box, which were taken at three several Places where she had pawn'd them. The Prisoner in her Defence said the Prosecutor lent her the Goods to raise Money to set her self to work; but that being not believ'd, and no body saying any thing on her behalf, she was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Anne Nichols was indicted for Murder, and upon the Coroner's Inquest for murdering her Female Bastard Child , on the 5th instant. The Evidence was her Mistress, a Midwife, who depos'd, That on the Dry aforesaid Nichols being up earlier than usual, she coming into the Kitchen, saw an Alteration in her face, and having a Suspicion, felt her Breasts, and told her she was sure she had been newly deliver'd of a Child; which the Prisoner immediately confess'd, and said the Child was in a Box in her Chamber, where it was found. The Child was at its full growth; but her Mistress, with another Midwife who was Evidence, gave some Reasons why in their Judgment the Child was stillborn; nor did there appear any Marks of Violence. The Prisoner said, When her Pains came upon her, she got out of Bed, but fell into a Swoon, and was not able to call for Help; and it appearing she had made some Provision for her Bying-in, the Jury acquitted her.

John Blunt , of Queen-hithe , was Indicted for stealing 2 Sacks, 4 Bushels of Pease, and a Bushel and a half of Flower . The Evidence was a Watchmen, who depos'd, that he had some of the Pease in a Wheel-barrow selling about the Streets. The Jury being satisfied he was Non compos-mentis, acquitted him .

Charles Collins , of the Parish of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in speaking false, seditious and dangerous Words , on the 11th of December last. The Evidence for the Queen depos'd, That on the Day afore-said, as they were reading the Post-man at their Master's House, in Aldermanbury-Postern, they there found that Prince Eugene was coming for England; whereupon the Prisoner said he would go see him, if it cost him a Shilling; to which the Evidence answer'd, For his part, he would not, for we had a good Queen, and he would rather see her; where upon the Prisoner utter'd these Words, What is the Queen She's not worthy to carry Prince Eugene's Shooes after him, Damn her, I wou'd sacrifice Her, and a hundred, may a thousand such as She, for, Prince Eugene; for She's but a Mechanick, the Daughter of a Collier; Her Father was a Rogue, and I am better born than She. After this he went out, and coming in again, the Evidence ask'd him, if he was not sorry for what he had said; To which he answer'd, No; Damn her, what I said was true. Another Evidence testify'd the same Words. The Prisoner said little in his Defence; but called some Witnesses to prove he was enclining to Lunacy; one particularly, who said he believ'd him to be distracted, he having said all the Journey-men Taylors went to Hell, and that he desir'd to live but 4 or 5 Years, and then he should go thither too; and some others mention'd other extravagant Expressions of him. But it appear'd by the Evidence, that it was Fore-man to his Master, and thereby went through a great deal of Business; and the Evidence declaring he frequently spoke ill Words against the Queen and Government, the Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Sarah Harris was indicted for publishing a forg'd Will of Jonathan Cooke , dated March 14, 1709 . It was prov'd, that she personated Margaret the Widow of the said Cooke, (who dy'd on board her Majesty's Ship Sunderland) and making Oath before the Surrogate, had Letters of Administration; and thereupon procur'd a Ticket for the Pay of the deceas'd. She said in her Defence, that she was marry'd to Cooke at the Nor[Text unreadable in original.], but none appearing to prove it, and the Fact being very plain upon her, the Jury found her guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

Daniel Tryant and Elizabeth Tryant were indicted for publishing a forg'd Indenture of Apprenticeship of John Hicks of Abington, in the County of Oxford, (as they had falsely put it) The Evidence swore, That she and one Weden and her Father (who went for her Unkle) had assign'd the Indenture, with a Power upon it to receive the Pay of the said John Hicks on board several of her Majesty's Ships where he had serv'd, to one Bailey of Deptford for 27 d. 14 s. which being discover'd to the Navy board, they were apprehended. They had nothing to say in their Defence, nor any one to their Reputation, and were found guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

John Jones , of the Parish of St. Anne Black-Fryars , was indicted for breaking the Ware-house of John Child , Justice , in November last. The Evidence against him depos'd, That he own'd to her he was in Company with two others, who broke open the Ware-house; and another Witness swore, that he found 3 of the Firkins in Black-Fryars; which the Woman where they were found declar'd were brought to her by 3 Men, and sold for Tallow, but cou'd not be positive the Prisoner was one; but another Witness said he was one that carr'd them, and had Share of the Money, Another Person, who bought some of it, depos'd that Jones help'd to carry it. The Prisoner in his Defence said, he was employ'd by one Draper to carry 'em, and had 1 s. for his Pains. He had some Witness, who not being credited, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Parker and Sarah Wedon , of St. Mary White-Chapel , were indicted for publishing a forg'd indeatune of Apprenticeship, whereby it was pretended James Langmore , Son of John Langmore of Bristol, Weaver, was bound to the said John Parker , Blacksmith, the 23d of November, in the 4th Year of the Queen, for the Term of 7 Years, and a Will to empower the said Parker to receive his pretended Apprentice's Pay on board the Canterbury ; which said Power it was prov'd was sold to Mr. Joseph Saunders for 22 l. Wedon being present, and justifying that Parker was the real Master of the said Langmore, and both the Prisoners sign'd a Bond to indemnify the Purchaser. Saunders making Enquiry concerning the Payment of the Ship, found there was another Indenture; by which means the Cheat was discover'd, and the Prisoner's were seiz'd, when both of 'em confess'd the matter. Parker said nothing in his Defence, but that Wedon drew him in, and she said the same of him; so the Jury found them both guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

Frances Turner , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing of 5 Sheets (the Goods of the Barl of Ha) and 2 Shirts out of the House of Tho. Marfield . The Evidence was Marfield's Wife, who depos'd, That the Prisoner being a Charewoman , and coming to help her wash, she miss'd the Linnen; and that the Prisoner confes'd it in the Gate-house. The Prisoner said she was frightned into such Confession, and brought several to her Reputation; (some of whom said the Prosecutor was a vexations Person, and given to pawn Linnen and other things unknown to her Husband, whereupon she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Green alias Price , and Elizabeth Langton alias Stevens were indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Mr. Francis Were , and stealing divers Goods , on the 3d of January last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that Mr. Were being out of Town, left a Person to look after his Chambers, (No 2 in Lions-Inn ) who on the Day aforesaid going up Stairs, heard a Noise and saw the Door broke open; whereupon he went down again, and call'd some Help, and then going up, met the Prisoners one after another upon the Stairs, where they stopt them; and going into the Room, found a Trunk broke open, and some China pack'd up in a Handbasket, with a Handkerchief over it, (which Handkerchief belong'd to one Mr. Goodwin, whose Chambers had been robb'd not long before) and divers other Goods ready to carry away. Green said she was going through the Inn, and hearing an Outcry, went to see what was the matter; and Langton said she was there to enquire after one Mr. Harrison of that Inn, in order to have him put a Bond in sule for her. They pretended not to know one another when taken; but at their Trial they own'd they did. All which the Court taking into Consideration, were of Opinion they were not guilty of the Burglary, for that the Goods were in a Garret separate from the Chamber, and not judg'd part of the Mansion-house; but they were both found guilty of Felony; And craving Benefit of Clergy, it was deny'd them, they having been formerly convicted of Felony, and had the said Benefit, which none ought to have a second time for a like Offence.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Elizabeth Jones , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 21 Yards of Ribbon, value 7 s. from William Simpson , the 29th of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That she came into his Shop to buy half a Yard of Ribbon; and as soon as she was gone, the said 24 Yards was miss'd; whereupon he pursu'd her, and brought her back, and then she privately dropt it into a Drawer; which was also prov'd by another Witness. The Prisoner said she had Witnesses to her Reputation; but none appearing, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Bryan Cugley of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Camlet Coat, value 5 l. and other Cloaths , the Goods of Mr. Dayley . The Prosecutor depos'd, that his Chambers in Gray's Inn were rob'd, and the Goods carried away, and that the Prisoner was taken with part of them upon him. The Prisoner alledg'd that he bought the Cloaths, and desir'd time to send for Witnesses, which was granted; but none appearing, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Edward Clements , of the Parish of Fulham , was indicted for stealing a Gelding from Ralph Sheldon , Esq ; on the 3d of December last. The Evidence (a Servant of Mr. Sheldon's) depos'd That the Horse was lost out of his Master's Grounds at Weston in Warwickshire, and it was prov'd that the Prisoner brought it to Walham-Green, and from thence to Queen-street, where both the Man and Gelding were taken; and the Prisoner confess'd the Fact. He said in his Defence, that he did not take the Horse out of the Grounds, but found it on the Road bridled and saddled, and rode him to London, intending to have him back again. There were Evidence who said he had been a very honest Man, and he said he was frighted into a Confession: But that not being sufficient to induce the Jury to believe him innocent, they found him guilty of Horse-stealing.

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Spring , of Cranfield in Middlesex , Labourer , was Indicted for stealing 21 Weathers from Thomas Westbrook , on the 23d of December last. The Evidence swore, That he saw 'em in the Grounds over-night, and next Morning missing 'em, pursu'd the Track to Kensington, and these found 'em in Possession of the Prisoner. The Prisoner said he bought 'em upon the Road of one who had sold him several Sheep before, one Wild a Jobber. There were some Witnesses who said on his behalf, that he was Lunatick about a Year ago; but could say nothing since, so the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Anne Jones of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Holland Shirt and other Goods from Thomas Budely , on the 21st of December last. The Prosecutor swore she came into the House pretending to ask for one Mrs. West, and put the Things into her Apron, which were taken upon her. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joan Allen , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Hood and Scarf, and other Goods, to the value of 30 s. the Goods of Mary Whitwood . The Evidence was Rachel Whitwood (the Mother of Mary) who swore, That her Window was broken open, and the Goods taken away; and another Witness depos'd, that the Prisoner gave him the Box in which the Goods were taken away, to carry to the Prosecutor. The Prisoner had some Witnesses to prove she was in Bed at the Time when the Robbery was committed, and the Jury acquitted her.

Jeremy Clark of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of Mr. Robert Hide , on the 25th of December last in the day-time, and taking thence; Silver hafted Knives and Forks, 2 Salts, and 2 spoons . There were two Witnesses against him, who depos'd, That the Sash-window was open'd while they were below, and the Goods taken away from the Side-board in the Parlor; and making pursuit, they took the Prisoner with the Goods upon him. He said in his Defence, he had 'em from a Boy, who met him coming from Hide Park, and gave him 3 d. to carry them to a Place call'd Rose-Alley: But the Jury not believing him, found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Stubling , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for Felony, in cutting a Trunk from behind the Cambridge Stage-Coach on the 9th of January instant, the Goods of George Sare junior. One Evidence swore he saw him take the Trunk from behind the Coach, and pursu'd him, and took him with the Trunk. Another depos'd, he was behind the Coach, and the Prisoner got up likewise, and told him his Master was in the Coach, and was very angry with him for not going home the Night before; but that he would take his Trunk, and make haste, and get home before him, and thereupon went off with it. The Prisoner said he was going to Plastow to receive Money, and found the Trunk in the Road; which being look'd upon to be frivolous, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Johnson of St. James Westminster was indicted for stealing a stuff-Gown and Petticoat, and other things , the Goods of Frances Sterry . The Evidence swore, she found her Chamber-door broke open, and her Goods gone; and having some Information concerning the Prisoner, took her, and some of the Goods upon her. The Fact was prov'd very plain, and she having no body to her Reputation, was found guilty of stealing the Goods, but it did not reach to Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Charles Simons , alias Amhurst , was indicted upon two several Indictments for Cheating ; but the Prosecutors not having sufficient Matter to find him Guilty, he was acquitted .

Frances Richardson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of William Senock on the 10th of January instant, and taking thence two Cloth Coats . The Prosecutor swore, That on the Day aforesaid he came home, and found his Door open, and the Prisoner coming out of the Yard, who told him she had been with some Lodgers: That he found the Window of a low Room broke, and the Casement open, and two Cloth Coats taken out, which he found in the Yard. She said very little for her self, and was found guilty of Felony, the Burgarly not being sufficiently prov'd .

[Branding. See summary.]

W - C - was indicted for Wilful Perjury, in an Affidavit sworn before the Lord Chief Justice Parker : But the Evidence not being sufficient, he was acquitted .

Anne Woodman and Anne Cooper were indicted for stealing Linnen out of a Waggon . To which they pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Eliz. Jones being call'd to her former Judgment, was also found pregnant

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

Received Sentence of Death 4.

Eliz. Green , alias Price, Eliz. Langton , alias Stevens, Alice Mills , and Edward Clements . The Women pleaded Pregnancy, and a Jury of Matrons being impannell'd, reported them to be with Child. Eliz. Jones being call'd to her former Judgment, was also found pregnant .

Burnt in the Hand, 14.

Jor. Clerk, Anne Talbot , Anne Woodman , Anne Cooper , Anne Walters , Eliz. Ward , Richard Stubling , Richard Spring , Bryan Cagley , Tho. Rawson , John Jones , Frances Richardson , Eliz. Wingfield , Mary Johnson .

To be Whipt, 5.

Jane Revel , Margaret Murphey , Eliz. Jones , Anne Jones , Eliz. Jones .

To stand on the Pillory, 6.

Charles Collins , fin'd 13 s. 4 d. Daniel Tryant , Eliz. Tryant , Sarah Harris , Sarah Wedon , and John Parker .


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