Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 21 October 2017), April 1722 (17220404).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 4th April 1722.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'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 Bailey:


Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, being the 4th, 5th, and 6th of April, 1722. in the Eighth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir WILLIAM STEWART , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Justice Pouys and Mr. Justice Tracy; John Raby , Esq; Deputy Recorder; with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and County of Middlesex.

London Jury

Shadrach Winsor ,

William Hargrave ,

Thomas Radly ,

John Croucher ,

George Symonds ,

Thomas Eaton ,

John Tidmarsh ,

Thomas Townsend ,

John Smithson ,

William Bembrick ,

John Skin ,

Marmaduke Emerson

Middlesex Jury.

John Mills .

George Dagget ,

Edward Prior ,

Edward Dennis ,

Thomas Griffith ,

John Walker ,

Henry Hall ,

Samnel Lewis ,

John Gouge ,

Richard Smith ,

Thomas Nowel ,

Thomas Duffel .

William Blewit , of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of John Higgs , a Silk Handkerchief, value 3 s. on the 4th of March last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor going out of St. Andrew's Church , mist his Handkerchief, and having observ'd the prisoner to have been close by him, he apprehended him, who own'd the Fact, and return'd him his Handkerchief. In his Defence he said, he found the Handkerchief on the Church Steps. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Philips , alias Harwood , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the Dwelling House of Samuel Scot , 4 Ounces of Silver, value 3 l. 10 s. and other Things , on the 26th of February last. It appear'd that the prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and that Sarah Hopkins offering some Silver to sale to Edward Jennings , was stopt, by which means the Prisoner was discover'd, who confest the Fact. In her Defence she only called two or three who gave her a good Character. Guilty to the value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Joseph Reeves , John Scoon , alias Spooner, alias Crow , Ann Thatcher , Mary Thatcher , and Mary Coats , of St. Giles Cripplegate , were indicted, Reeves and Scoon, for feloniously stealing 16 Shirts, Smocks, and other Linnen, to the value of 4 l. the Goods of several Persons , on the 30th of March last, and the 3 Women for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to be stoln . Ann Godfrey depos'd, that about 11 at Night she left the Linnen hanging to dry on the Leads, and at 4 the next Morning they were gone. Willis the Constable depos'd, that he apprehended Scoon, who carried him to Daniel Farmer 's, a Broker in Chick Lane, and to other places, where they found most of the Linnen again, which was produced in Court. Mary Thornton depos'd. that she lay in Ann Thatcher's House, and about 12 a Clock, Scoon and Reeves brought the Bundle to Mary Thatcber , and Coats, who brought the Goods to Ann Thatcher , and ask'd her what she'd give for'em? she answer'd 8 s. - Phoo, says Mary Thatcher, you may very well afford to give 12. The Mens Confession was read in Court, wherein they own'd the Fact. The Jury found'em all guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Richard Hedgly , of St. Margaret New Fish-street , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of John Smalwood , 5 pair of worsted Stockings, val. 17 s. on the 25th of March last. John Smalwood depos'd, that about 9 at Night he saw the prisoner put his Hand in at the Shop Window, and take the Goods, and stopt him with them. The prisoner own'd the Fact at the Bar, but said he did it out of meer necessity. Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Mekins of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing from George Criton , a Cambric Handkerchief, value 18 d. on the 6th of March last. George Criton depos'd. that he and -- Thorp, were walking near St. Giles's Church , and the prisoner passing close by him, he felt something go from him; whereupon he run after the prisoner, and brought him back to the place where he mist his Handkerchief, and there found it lying on the Ground. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Richard Corn , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Saucepan, val. 3 s. the Goods of Isaac Guyon , on the 28th of February last. Samuel Ball depos'd, that walking in the Fields, he saw the prisoner asleep in a Ditch, and a Saucepan, a Pot, and other Things, lying by him, of which he inform'd the Prosecutor, who own'd the Goods. The prisoner in his Defence said he bought the Saucepan, and being drunk, fell asleep in the Ditch: but bringing no proof of what be said, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Barbara Johnson , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Elizabeth Trafford , 3 Holland Shirts, value 30 s. and other Things , the Goods of Edward Barnard , on the 10th of February last. It appear'd that Trafford gave the Goods to the prisoner, (who was her Charwoman ) to carry home, who carried'em to the Pawn-brokers, at the Three Bowls in Drury lane. The prisoner said her Husband made her pawn'em. The Jury acquitted her.

Mary Winden , of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Teaspoons, val. 6 s. a Tortoiseshel Snuff box, 20 s. and 10 Guineas , the Goods of Samuel Foster , Esq ; on the 27th of February last. Mr. Foster depos'd, that the prisoner was his Landress , and kept the Key of his Chambers in the Temple. At 11 in the Morning he went out, and treble lockt his Door but before he went, he saw the 2 Tea-spoons on the Table, and 2 or 3 days before that, he saw the Snuff-box and Money in a private Drawer in his Scrutore. At his return, about 10 at Night, he found the Door as he left it, but the Window Curtains and other Things in the Room were in a different order, by which he knew his Landress had been there. Next Morning he mist the Goods. The prisoner in her Defence, own'd she had been in the Chamber about 6 at Night, but that a Woman had been with the Prosecutor in the Morning before he went out, and that the Spoons were then missing. The Jury acquitted her.

Elizabeth Colgrave , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Gowns, val. 40 s. and other Things , the Goods of Mary Wood , in the House of Ralph Shaw , on the 22d of March last. Mary Wood depos'd, that having been 11 Weeks in the Country, at her return the found her Trunk broke open, and her Goods gone; and that the prisoner confest she had taken and pawn'd the Goods, some at the Three Pigeons in Smithfield, and others at one Hartly's in Chick lane, where they were found. Most of this was confirm'd by Elizabeth Jones . The Jury found her guilty to the val of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Humphry Hunion , of St:Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Brass Cocks, value 8 s. and a half hundred Weight , the Goods of Samuel Bishop , on the 28th of March last. It appeared that the prisoner stole the Goods when he workt at the Prosecutor's House, which upon Examination he confest. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Smith and Sarah Hains , of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for breaking and entring the House of Gregory Glover , and taking from thence a Pot, val. 17 s. and a Saucepan 5 s. on the 29th of March last, in the Night time . It appear'd that the prisoners came to Mr. Glover's Shop to drink Geneva, and took an opportunity to go down into the Cellar, from whence Frances Owen , the Evidence, saw Smith take the Goods, and deliver them to Hains Guilty of Felony .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Jane Behn , alias Macopny , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of Edward Blundel , half a Guinea, and 39 s. and 6 d. on the 2d of this Instant April . Edward Blundel depos'd, that going along with a Bag about him, which had 50 s. in it, the prisoner jostled him, and ask'd him to give her a Pint; that missing his Money, he call'd the Watch, upon which she return'd his Bag, with 11 s. and 6 d. in it. The Constable depos'd, that the Watchman putting his Finger in her Mouth, she bit a piece of it off; but squeezing her hard by the Throat, forced 5 s. 6 d. out of her Mouth. In her Defence, the prisoner said the Prosecutor was drunk, and askt her if her Name was an Irish Woman, and charg'd her with taking his Money: That he askt all the Women he met for his Money; that she was going to Market, and had some Money in her Hand, which she put into her Mouth. Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

John Thomson , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for assaulting George Curry on the Highway, and taking from him a Holland Shirt, value 15 s. a Wig 10 s. and a Hat, 5 s. on the 2d of March last. George Curry depos'd, that about 1 in the Morning, being a little in Liquor, he went into Everet's (a Distillers) Shop, in Smithfield, to enquire for a Watchman to go home with him. The prisoner and another told him they'd go home with him for a Shilling, which he refus'd, and went away; they presently followed him, knock'd him down, took the Shirt out of his Pocket, his Hat and Wig off of his Head, and had hold of his Purse, in which he had 44 l. but he crying out, they ran away. Joseph and Francis White , two Drovers, depos'd, they beard Curry cry out, and saw the prisoner stamping on his Breast. Mr. Everest depos'd, that after Curry went out, the prisoner and the other left a Ridinghood in pawn for their Reckoning, and followed him. That he look'd out, and saw'em knock the Prosecutor down near Cloth Fair. Soon after the prisoner came back, and told this Evidence that he had been set upon and abus'd. He kept him in Discourse till the Watch came, and then secur'd him. The prisoner in his Defence said, that the Prosecutor came in drunk and dirty, and when he went out again, his Comrade went with him, and held him by the Arm; that he staid behind to drink a Glass of Geneva, then followed 'em, saw' em both fall down, went to help' em up, and then parted. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Alice Phenix , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 49s. and 10d. from the Person of John Smalpit , on the 10th of March last. John Smalpit depos'd, that he went into the Duke of Gloucester's Head in Chelsea Fields , and call'd for a pint of Ale; the prisoner sat by him, and going to pay for the Drink, he mist the Money. He charg'd her with it, and Anderson said, Don't make a noise in my House, and I'll see you shall have your Money again. The prisoner then ran into another Room, and Anderson fetch'd William Pain , a Soldier, who knock'd him down, beat him almost blind, and stript him naked, under pretence of searching for the Money. A Constable then took the Soldier, the prisoner, and the Prosecutor out of the House, when Anderson call'd after him and said, Here's your Money, she has dropt it into my Petticoat, and gave it him. John Spinage , Constable, depos'd, that being call'd, he went to Anderson's, where the prisoner was a crying, and said, the Prosecutor had beat her; the Prosecutor was crying for his Money, and said the Landlady had call'd the Soldier to beat him, for beating the prisoner. The Soldier was swearing, the Landlady scolding, and all the House in confusion, Mary Whitfield depos'd: that the prisoner and the Prosecutor were withdrawn to a private Room, a Hot pot was carried to them, and she saw the Prosecutor's Breeches down, and all his Nastiness out; at which sight she was so asham'd, that she ran out again. Deborah Hancock depos'd, that coming by Anderson's, she heard a Woman was murdered, and going in, she saw the prisoner and Prosecutor both stark-naked. The prisoner in her Defence said, the Prosecutor askt her to drink, which she did; that he said, she drank like a Maid, she told him she was not well; that they went into another Room, where he call'd for Ale and Geneva, and offer'd her a Shilling to have carnal Copulation with her, which she refusing, he thrust it down her Bosom, and beat her to make her comply; and that before she went out of his Company, she stript her self quite naked, that he might search her, but no Money could be found about her. Guilty . Hannah Anderson and William Pain are next Sessions to be indicted as Accessaries, and John Smalpit is bound over to prosecute'em.

[Death. See summary.]

Hannah, alias Ann Fitz-gerald , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Mary Mince , a Silk Gown, value 3 l. and a Scarf, 40 s. It appear'd that the Goods were lost whilst the prisoner was a Lodger in the House, but no proof being brought against her, she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Fen , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of William Cowden, a Gown, value 20 s. two Table Clocks, value 6 s. a Sheet, 5 s. and other Things , the Goods of William Cowden , on the 24th of March last. It appear'd that the prisoner was a Servant in the House, and the Goods being lost, and she charg'd with the Fact, confest it. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Mumford , of St. Clement Dames , was indicted for privately stealing a Cambric Handkerchief, value 5 s. the Goods of Frederick Ashfield , on the 15th of March last. Frederick Ashfield depos'd, that coming by the corner of Peters street, he saw the prisoner folding up a white Handkerchief; he stopt him, and then another came up, struck at the Prosecutor, and went off. The Constable came, the prisoner deny'd the Fact, but said, rather than he'd come into trouble, he'd make him satisfaction. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

James Tims , of St. Gregory by St. Pauls , was indicted for Assaulting John Bonwick on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Watch, value 5 l. a Cornelian Seal, 7 s. and a steel Seal, 1 s. on the 7th of March last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that about 10 at night, as he was making water in St. Pauls Church-Yard , the prisoner and another jostled him, and he felt the prisoner pull out his Watch; he kept his Eye on him, follow'd and stopt him with the Watch in his hand. Mr Cousins depos'd, that hearing a noise he stept out, and saw 2 or 3 Persons about Mr. Bonwick, who held the prisoner by the Coat; and the prisoner charged Mr. Bonwick with Sodomy: which was confirm'd by John Cullen . The prisoner in his defence said, that as he came along drunk, he heard the Prosecutor and another quarrelling: he past by them, and one of them came running after him, and almost knocked him down; the Prosecutor then came up and charged him with the Robbery. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

James Hooper , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing, out of the dwelling house of his Grace the Duke of Somerset a silver Plate, value 5 l. to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Reeves , John Hartly alias Poky , and Francis Hackabout , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for assaulting Roger Worthington , in an open place near the Highway, and taking from him a Hat, value 1 s. a Wig. 2 s. a Coat and Wastcoat, 10 s. a Shirt, 3 s. a Neckcloth, 6 d. a pair of Buckles, 4 d. and 2 d. in Money . on the 9th of March last. Roger Worthington depos'd, that coming over the Fields at Anniseed clear about 9 at night. Reeves bid him stand; and Hartly struck him on the Head with a Pistol; that 4 more came up to them, and they collar'd him and knockt him down; that they bound him, and left him naked, he was not positive that Hackabout was one, but Reeves and Hartly he swore to. Thomas Groves depos'd, that having bought a Frock of Reeves, and wearing it at the Crown in Anniseed Clear, the Prosecutor told him that one of the Rogues that rob'd him, had that very Coat on; whereupon they went to the Crown in Fore street, where the Prosecutor pointed out Reeves, before this Evidence told him which was the Man that he had the Frock from. Reeves in his defence said, that Grove was a scandalous Fidler, and a fellow of no Credit; and that the Prosecutor ow'd them a spite, and had made his brags that he'd hang 6 of them, and get the money allow'd for taking them; 2 or 3 appear'd for Hartly's Reputation, but the Evidence being positive against him and Reeves, they were found Guilty . And Hackabout Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Cope , alias Hannah Banks, alias Hannah Hill , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for breaking open the House of Peter Wattis in the night time, and taking from thence a silver Cup, value 50 s. and other things , on the 12th of March last. Peter Wattis depos'd, that the prisoner was hir'd as his Servant on Saturday, and on the Monday following went away with the Goods, and left the doors open; that she was apprehended in the Mint, when he found the Cup and a Mug upon her: which Edward Vaughan confirm'd. Her Confession was then read, in which she said; that about 4 in the morning she let in William Banks her Husband, and believ'd he then took the Goods; for that afterwards he gave her the Plate to sell. The Jury found her Guilty of felony only .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Cope , was 2 2d time indicted, and with her Mary Hipsly alias Ranson , of Thistleworth , for breaking and entring the House of Robert Bourn in the night time, and taking from thence 2 silver Spoons, value 25 s. on the 11th of October last. Sarah Bourne depos'd, that Poke came as Servant to her by the name of Hannah Hill, on the 9th of October, and went away on the 11th with the Goods, and left the Door open; she Confest before Justice Perry, (which was read in Court) that between 12 and 5 at night Hipsly came in, and went away with the Goods in the Morning. The Jury found Poke Guilty of Felony ; but the Evidence not reaching Hipsly, She was Acquitted .

[Transportation. See summary.]

James Johnson , of Pancras , was indicted for Assaulting John Lewis on the Highway, and taking from him 3 s. 6 d on the 20th of December last. John Lewis depos'd, that riding in Hampstead road ; the prisoner and another took from him 3 s. 6 d. He was positive that the prisoner was one, having known him before. John Smith depos'd, that he keeps the Cock at South Halsted, about 40 miles from London, and the prisoner (being in debt,) came to his House about 10 days before Christmas, and he employ'd him there as his Ostler till 10 days after Christmas; in all which time the prisoner did not lye out one night. The prisoner brought several to his Reputation, and the Jury acquitted him.

John Duvall , and Mary Bright , of St. Katherines , were indicted for feloniously stealing our of the House of Dorothy Wade Widow , 12 Gold rings, value 6 l. and other things of value , on the 19th of March last. Dorothy Molony depos'd, that on the 19th of March her Trunk was broke open, and her Goods gone. Katherine Newby depos'd, that Duval brought the Goods to her House, (the Harp at Iron Gate) about 7 at Night. The Headborough depos'd, that he found a Gold Chain and 2 rings in Brights hair, and a silver Spoon put down her back. Duval in his defence, said, that Dorothy Molony (whose name was then Wade) gave him the Goods, he having married her Grandaughter; but one Molony, an Irishman, falling in love with the old Woman, she married him, and by his Instigation, prosecuted the Prisoner, in order to make him give up some Land he had a right to in Surry; and that Mary Bright was his Servant. Duvals Mother depos'd, that she saw Dorothy give the Key to her Son, and says, Heres the Key, take what you want, for it is your own, adding. I am an old Woman; and if I should dye first, somebody may Cheat them out of it. Molony (the Husband) depos'd. that he met Gary by chance as he was going to Newgate, to which place they went together; and there they accidentally met Katherine Newby . Gary offer'd the prisoner a Parchment to sign, but he (Molony) knew not what was in it, only Gary told him it would be of service to him (Molony) and all his Family. Mr. Rouse and Mr. Perry depos'd, that the deed being shewn the prisoner he snatch'd it and said, they want to put a trick upon me; but they shall never have it again. Jonathan Wild depos'd, that Molony was a prisoner last Sessions, on suspicion of putting off Counterfeit Money. The Jury acquitted them.

Charles Lewis Simon , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of Simon Hansel , 3 silver Snuff Boxes, value 40 s. and other things , on the 23d of January last. Simon Hansel depos'd, that being out between 3 and 5 in the Afternoon, he found his Shew glass rob'd, when he came home. Katherine Rider depos'd, that Robin Drumman , Kitty Weaver , and the Prisoner, brought the Goods and gave them to Mrs. Drumman, telling her where they stole them; Mrs. Drumman gave them Money for the Goods, and they shar'd it. The prisoner in his defence said, that he saw Drumman give his Mother a Silver Tobacco Box, but did not know how he came by it. Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Hannah Blackmoor , alias Blackamore, Spinster , alias Barnard , Wife of Francis Barnard, of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously Marrying James Doyne , on the 4th of September, in the 7th Year of the King, her former Husband Francis Barnard being then alive ; but the time of the last marriage, being within the limits of the late Act of Grace, she receiv'd the Benefit of the same .

John Jones , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing from Robert Crow a Peruke, value 5 s. the Goods of Thomas Morgan , on the 5th of March last. Robert Crow depos'd, that standing at the Playhouse door, the prisoner brusht by him and clapt his hand in his Bosom; that missing his Wig, he came there again the next Night, and saw the prisoner standing with the Wig upon his Head. The prisoner said he bought it in Drury Lane. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Jane Evans Spinster , and Jane Evans , Wife of Peter Evans , were indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Kendrick Edisbury Esq ; 3 Shirts, value 18 s. and other things , on the 10th of February last, It appear'd that Evans the Daughter being Servant to the Prosecutor; Evans the Mother persuaded her Daughter, to let her have some of her Masters Goods to pawn: the Girl consented; and the Mother afterwards brought some of the Goods again. Jane Evans the Mother took the Fact intirely upon her self. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. and acquitted the Daughter.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Dicks , was indicted for Assaulting John Meeson , with an intent to commit the unnatural Sin of Sodomy . John Meeson depos'd, that on the day on which the first Stone was laid in St. Martins Church, as he was standing in the Church Yard; the prisoner came to him, and said Honest Dyer! how fares it? and askt him to go to the Ale house which he refus'd, but at last the prisoner overpersuading him he went. The prisoner made him almost fuddled, and then put his hand into this Evidences Breeches: and took the Evidences hand and put into his own Breeches; from this Ale-house, he took him to a Cellar in the Second, where not being private enough they drank but one pint, and then went to another Alehouse in Chancery Lane, where they drank Ale and Geneva: from thence he carried him to the Golden Ball in Bonds Stables near Fetter Lane , where they had a private Room, and drank more Ale and Geneva, till this Evidence was so drunk and sick, that he vomited and laid down on the Bench to go to sleep: the prisoner then unbutton'd his Breeches, turn'd him on his face, but he was not sensible enough to know what he did to him. William Rogers depos'd, that he saw the prisoner and Meeson come in together, and there being only a thin Partition betwixt the Room where the prisoner and Meeson was, and that in which this Evidence was: he could plainly hear the prisoner kiss him, call him his Dear, and use several other fond and foolish Expressions, common betwixt persons of different Sexes; hearing this, he bid the Ale-house Boy go in, and see what they were about. The Ale house Boy depos'd, that when he went in, Meeson (the other Boy) was lying on the Bench; the prisoner askt this Evidence to drink, bid him set down, kist him and offer'd to put his hand in his Breeches, upon which he went out and told Rogers and a Woman that was then in the House. Rogers then farther depos'd, that spying a hole in the Partition, he looked through, and saw the Boy lying upon the Bench, and the prisoner in the very Act of Sodomy, the Boy's and the prisoner's Breeches being down. Soon after the Boy still lying in the same Posture, the prisoner repeated his unnatural Enormities upon the Boy, in a beastly manner, making several motions with his Body. This Evidence then call'd the Woman, who peeping a pretty while at last cry'd out I can look no longer! I'm ready to Swoon? He'll ruin the Boy; they then both rusht in, seiz'd the prisoner, and charged him with the Fact; he (notwithstanding the Posture they surpris'd him in,) made many protestations of his Innocence, and at last said; Well, if you will swear against me and take away my life I cannot help it, but I have this to comfort me, that I am fit to dye. The prisoner often turn'd up his Eyes very devoutly at the Bar, and in his defence said he was in drink, and if ever he offer'd any such thing to Meeson, it was more than he knew off. Guilty of the Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

John Flood , was indicted for an Assault . To which Indictment he pleaded,Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

Margaret Caruthers , was indicted for wilful and Corrupt Perjury, in making a false Affidavit in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury , on the sixth of June last. Her Affidavit was read in Court, and afterwards contradicted by the Testimony of Elizabeth Green , Mary Vincent , James Anderson , John Martin , Bridget Pritchard , Mary Rea , and Robert Wimberly . In her defence, she call'd one Murray, who appearing to be forsworn in Court, was order'd into Custody, and her other Witnesses not being positive to the Time. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

John Carter , of St. Brides , was indicted for the Murder of Thomas Pavit , by striking, kicking and bruising him on the Head, Back, Breast, and other parts of the Body, on the 8th of March last, of which he languished till the 21st, of the said Month, and then Dy'd . He was a second time indicted on the Coroners Inquisition for the said Murder. The Evidence for the King depos'd, that the Deceased, the prisoner, and others being at the Rose and Crown in Shoo Lane , the prisoner strok'd the Deceased over the Head, and provok'd him to fight; that they fought together; that the People endeavour'd to part them but the prisoner would fight on; that the Deceased said he had enough, but the prisoner struck him several times afterwards on the Breast and Head, that the Deceased on his Death Bed declar'd, Carter had kill'd him. The Surgeons depos'd, that the Hurts were not mortal, unless by throwing him into a Fever, which night be caus'd by hard Drinking. The prisoner in his defence called Thomas Greenaway , Henry Dyer , and John Mounsey , who depos'd, that they were at the Deceased's Lodging the day after the Fight, where he drank plentifully, made no complaint, only took a Bill of Carter for the loss of his time. Several gave the prisoner the Character of a civil, quiet Man, not given to quarrel. Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Renton , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of John Large , 7 Suits of Headcloaths, value 17 l. and other Things, on the 24th of March last. John Large depos'd, that about 10 at Night, the prisoner and four more came in to drink. That seeing a Neckcloth lie on the Ground, near a Box of Linnen which was in the Shop, he went to take it up, upon which all but the prisoner ran out of the Shop, and he alone staid and offer'd to pay his Reckoning, The prisoner in his Defence said, that going along Holbourn, he heard a Man sing in the Street, and being pleased with the Song, he invited him to drink a Dram, and brought him to the Prosecutor's, when presently came in 3 Men, that he was a stranger to, and that he was no way concerned in the Robbery. Guilty of Felony .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Joseph Edwards , of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Grey Gelding, val. 6 l. the Goods of Samuel Greenaway , on the 2d of August last. Samuel Greenaway depos'd, that he lost the Horse out of a Field at Marybone , and found it again at Mr. Strutton's in Holbourn. - Strutton depos'd he bought the Horse of the prisoner (Aug. 5.) at the Bell Inn in the Strand, The prisoner in his Defence said, that as he was sitting at the Swan and Horseshoe Door in Tyburn Road, a Man offer'd the Horse to sale, and he bought it of him. Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

John Broom , of St. Botolph Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Sorrel Mare, value 8 l. the Goods of Thomas Smith . Thomas Smith depos'd, that he lost the Mare, and a Neighbour of his told him that he saw the prisoner upon her about two Miles off; upon which he pursued, and found him and the Mare together in a Stable at the White Hart and Three Tobacco Pipes in White Chappel. He confest the Fact before Justice Perry, (which was read in Court.) In his Defence at the Bar, he said the Prosecutor's Son gave him leave to take her, but was contradicted by the Prosecutor. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Edward Parrot , of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Fustian Frock, value 5 s. the Goods of William Fortune , on the 20th of March last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that being at work at Lime house , he pull'd off his Frock, and laid it by him, from whence it was stoln; and the prisoner came to Rag Fair to sell it, and was apprehended. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mark Horton , of St. Gregory by St. Paul , was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of Joseph Hankey , a Cambrick Handkerchief, value 6 s. on the 1st of March last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that coming out of St. Paul's Church , he saw the prisoner take the Handkerchief out of his Pocket; he seiz'd him with it in his Hand. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Cross , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Warehouse of The. Mossy, 125 pound weight of Camels Hair, value 25 l. the Goods of Benjamin Mason and Thomas Brown , on the 16th of December last. It appear'd that the Goods were lost from Mr. Mossy's Warehouse, and sold by the prisoner to Robert Rossiter , who paid him part in Money, and part in Hats. In his Defence, he said, he had them of Mary Hamilton , Mr. Mossy's Servant, who depos'd, that they were the sweepings of the Warehouse, and she gave them to the prisoner: whereupon he was acquitted ; and Mary Hamilton and he committed, in order to be try'd, she as Principal, and Cross as Accessary.

John Francis and Elizabeth his Wife , were indicted for a Misdemeanour in forging a Note for 25 l. in the Name of Ann Lockyer, with an intent to defraud Richard Hemmings of the said Sum . Richard Hemmings depos'd, that the prisoner telling him he wanted 25 l. Hemmings told him he'd advance the Money on good security. The prisoner said he'd get a Note of Madam Lockyer, and soon after brought a Note for 25 l. sign'd Ann Lockyer. The Prosecutor paid him the Money, but going to Mrs. Lockyer, she denied the Bill. The prisoner being examin'd, said he had it of his Wife, who confest that her Husband wrote the Note, and she herself sign'd it. John Francis in his Defence said, that Mrs Lockyer having often lent 'em Money, he wrote the Note, and desir'd his Wife to get Mrs. Lockyer to sign it, which he thought she had done. His Wife own'd she sign'd it, but said she did it by Mrs. Lockyer's Order. Both guilty .

[ John Francis, Elizabeth Francis: Imprisonment. See summary.]

[John Francis: Fine. See summary.]

James Par , of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the Shop of William Halsted , 17 Ounces of Worsted , on the 26th of March last, to which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Abel Bird , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Bushel of Oats, val. 15 s. the Goods of Edward Hughs , Esq; on the 18th of March last. Stephen Wright depos'd, that he carried, a Sack of Oats from Mr. Hugh's Stable to Mr. Higdens, in Vine Street, by the prisoner's Order, who told him it was for his Master's Saddle Horses. Mr. Higden depos'd, he bought them of the prisoner. In his Defence, he said, that being out of place, he design'd to keep Horses, and bought the Corn; but hearing of Mr. Hughs's Service, he changed his Mind, and mixt his own Corn among his Masters, and only took the same quantity he put in. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Robert Colthorp , of St. Margaret Westminster was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of John Stevens , a Cambric Handkerchief, value 3 s. on the 30th of January last. John Stevens depos'd, that as the prisoner stood by him in the Choir of Westminster Abbey , he felt his Hand in his Pocket, and took hold of him with the Handkerchief in his Hand, almost drawn out of his Pocket. But the Handkerchief being not quite taken out, the Court directed the Jury to acquit him, which they did; and the next Day he was indicted for assaulting the said John Stevens, with an intent to rob him , of which he was found guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Mary D'arbieau , of Stepney , was indicted for breaking and entering the Dwelling House of Joseph Polwell , in the Night time, and taking thence a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. a Silver Mug, 3 l. a Silver Salver 5 l. and other Things , on the 28th of July last, In the 7th Year of the King. Elizabeth Polwel depos'd, that about 10 at Night she made all the Doors and Windows fast, and about 7 the next Morning the Window was broke open, and the Goods gone. Christopher Leonard depos'd, that himself, the prisoner, and Trantum, about 12 at Night, turned the Pin of the Window till the Key dropt out; he and Trantum went in, and handed the Goods to the prisoner, which they afterwards carried to Trantum's House, and two Days after sold'em to Tho Glanister , in Holbourn, for 29 l. The prisoner in her Defence said, that she liv'd with Trantum, as his Wife, and that Trantum and Leonard brought the Goods to her House. The prisoner's Father depos'd, that Mr. Polwel offer'd to make the prisoner an Evidence, which she refused. That when he told her Leonard was taken, and had made himself an Evidence, he askt her if she was in no fear? she answered No. Most of this was confirm'd by Mr. Polwel himself. She brought some to her Reputation, and the Truth of the Fact intirely depending on Leonard's Evidence, the Jury found her guilty of Felony only .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Richardson , of Kingston , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Apron, val. 2 d. 4 Towels 6 d. and other Child-bed Linen , the Goods of John Hat . It appear'd that the Goods were given to the prisoner by the Prosecutor's Wife's Sister, and the Jury acquitted her.

Richard Cook of Stepney , was indicted for the Murder of Andrew Williams , a Child , by driving a loaded Cart, with 3 Horses, on the 31st of March last, by means of which driving, the said Andrew was thrown down, and the Off-Wheel of the Cart run over his Head, and broke his Skull, by which Fracture he instantly died . Thomas Brown , Thomas Davis , and others, depos'd, that the prisoner driven very easily and moderately along Ratcliff Highway . The Cart was loaded with Coals, and drawn by three Horses, the prisoner walking at the Head of the Horse next the Cart; none of them saw the Child before it was kill'd nor was any notice given of the Child's being there. That it was the Off-wheel ran over the Child, and that the prisoner was then on the other side of the Cart, where he could not possibly see the Child. The Jury acquitted him.

John Sedgwick , of Stoke Newington was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, value 10 s. the Goods of Marmaduke Sole , Esq ; on the 15th of March last. Major Sole depos'd, that he saw the Coat lying upon his Coach-box, just before he went in to Dinner; not long after he heard somebody cry out, Major Sole's Coat is stol'n and stepping out, saw the prisoner going across the Field with the Coat in his Arms. A Servant brought him back with the Goods upon him. The prisoner in his Defence said, that he found the Coat upon a Hedge, and came into the Yard to see if any body own'd it, but finding no body there, he thought he might take it for his own. Guilty of Felony .

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Conner , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing a Basket, value 2 d. three Half-peck Loaves, 2 s. two Quartern Loaves, 9 d. and other Bread , the Goods of George Dascomb , on the 14th of February last. John Little depos'd, that leaving the Basket near the Two Blue Posts Tavern, in Searle Street , when he came back the Basket was gone. Daniel Cary depos'd, that meeting the prisoner with the Basket, in Boswel Court, and knowing him to be no Baker, he inform'd Little of it, who afterwards apprehended him. The prisoner in his Defence said, that he met a Baker, who gave him a Pot of Beer to carry the Basket for him into the Strand. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Richard Hunt , of St. James Clerkenwel , was indicted for breaking and entering the House of Rebeccah Stanton , and taking from thence a Coat and Wastcoat. value 32 s. 3 Hats, 17 s. and other Things, the Goods of Edward Stanton , on the 17th of March last. in the Night time . Edward Stanton depos'd, that he employ'd the prisoner and John Simson , to assist him in removing his Goods from Saffron Hill to Turnmil street. At Night they left all the Doors and Windows safe, at their House in Turnmil street , and lay at Saffron Hill; next Morning they found their House broke open, and their Goods gone The three Hats were found at the prisoner's Lodging, and other of the Goods at Simpson's, who is since fled. The prisoner in his Defence said, that he was a-bed when the Robbery was committed, and that Simpson desired him to let him leave the Hats at his House. The Jury found him guilty of Felony only .

[Transportation. See summary.]

William James , of Tottenham High Cross , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Margaret Hill , and taking from thence a Smock, val. 4 s. 6 d. a Shirt, 18 d. and other Things, on the 31st of March last, about 3 in the Afternoon . Margaret Hill depos'd, that about Nine in the Morning she went out, and left all the Doors and Windows fast; and returning about 9 at Night, found a pane of Glass taken out of the Window, the wooden Bar broke, the Shutter taken down, and her Door open. Dorothy Elliot depos'd, that about Noon she saw the prisoner loitering about the House. Mary Hathorn bought the Smock of the prisoner, at her own House, in Shoreditch the Monday following. Some of the Goods were produc'd in Court, and sworn to by the Prosecutor. The prisoner was taken with some of the Goods upon him. In his Defence, he said he bought the Goods of a Stranger. Guilty of Felony .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Rachel Porter and Elizabeth Edmunds , of Stepney , were indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of -Buckstone , a Gold Watch Case, value 4 l. on the 10th of March last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor being in drink, fell down; and the prisoners helping him up, carry'd him to Buckstone's House; where pulling out his Watch, Edmunds ask'd him to let her see it, and giving it to Porter. She return'd it without the Case, which the Prosecutor missing, call'd the Watch, upon which the prisoners were apprehended. The prisoners in their Defence, deny'd that they ever saw the Watch or Case; and it not appearing to be a felonious taking, they were acquited .

William Plummer , of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for assaulting Edward Lee on the Highway, and taking from him a Peruque, value 10 s. on the 29th of February last. Edward Lee depos'd, that having the Wig in a Box, the prisoner, whom he had known before, came up, took hold of him, Shook him, and said, D - n you, where are you going? I'll knock you down. That he had not gone twenty Yards before he mist the Wig, which he saw in the Box a little before he met the prisoner. The Constable depos'd, that Lee came to him a little in drink, and said, for God's sake go with me, for I've been rob'd of a Wig. Do you know who took it, says he: Yes, says Lee, I know him very well. They then went into Mr. Fen's, in Coleston Court, in Drury lane where they saw the prisoner sitting. Lee spoke to him, and drank with him, but told the Constable he could not see the Thief in that House, and therefore desired him to go with him to another. One Evidence depos'd, that Lee said he lost the Wig out of his Master's Shop. and another depos'd, that he said he lost it in Princes Street. Mrs. Johnson depos'd, that Lee, (her Husband's Apprentice ) borrowed half a Crown of his Master, to go to the Cunning Man, and when he came back, he charg'd the Robbery on the prisoner. The Evidence being insufficient, and the Prosecution appearing malicious, the Jury acquitted him.

Robert Hicks , of Stepney , was indicted for the Murder of his Mother Alice Hicks , by giving her one mortal Wound on the Head with both his Hands, on the 23d of March last; of which she languished till the 24th of the same Month, and then Dy'd . Samuel Hicks depos'd, that on the 23d of March in the Morning. he found his Wife lying on the Bed and her Hands shaking, that he spoke to her, but she was speechless, and dy'd in a few minutes. Samuel Brown , and his Wife depos'd, that about 8 on Friday night the prisoner came home drunk; and the Deceased shut the Door and barred him out into a Gallery. The prisoner then broke the Window Shutter and Windows, this Evidence perswaded the Deceased to let him in, which at last she did: he advised the prisoner to go to Bed, who answer'd he would buss his Mother first, and putting his Hands about the Deceased's Neck, she shrieck'd and said My Rogue has Murdered me! The prisoner said, I have given her a sly knock; let the Old Bitch Dye and be damn'd. Susan Clare depos'd, that the Deceased was in a violent passion, and swore and scolded as heartily after her Son offer'd to kiss her as before, that she sat up with her about 11 that Night, and she was very sensible and made no Complaint of any hurt. Several Witnesses depos'd, that the Deceased was a very Quarrelsome and Malicious Woman, and would frequently cry out Murder, when no body touch'd her; and that the prisoner was very often Lunatick. 2 Surgeons depos'd, that on opening the Head of the Deceased, they found no Contusion nor any sign of hurt; and that they believed she died of Convulsions, which her violent Passion might have thrown her into. Not Guilty .

George Watson , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Shirt, value 4 s. the Goods of Andrew Field , on the 7th of March last. Elizabeth Thorndel depos'd, that she saw the prisoner get over Ditton's Wall, jump back again and cram something white into his Pocket; she raised the neighbourhood, who took him near a Brewhouse, and in a Stable belonging to that Brew house they found the Shirt. The Constable deposed, that when he was searched, they found a large Wallet about him, with a Tinder Box, Flint, Steel, Matches, a Gimblet, Knife and Pick-lock-key: all which were produced in Court. The prisoner in his defence said, he carried the Wallet to put Carrots in, which he was then sent to buy, but being pursued by the Bailiffs, he jumpt over the Wall to hide himself. Guilty of Felony .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Deroff , of Stepney , was indicted for stealing out of the House of Robert Bradly , a pair of Breeches, value 8 s. and other things , on the 9th of March last. It appear'd that in the Morning when Robert Bradly was gone out, and his Wife a bed; the prisoner lifted up the latch and took out the Goods: sold them, and being charged with the Fact confest it. Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Casey , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for Assaulting Francis Godelard , in an open place near the Highway, putting him in fear and taking from him one Shilling , on the 5th of November last. Francis Godelard depos'd, that in the dusk of the Evening, as he was sitting on the Bench at that end of the Mall next Buckingham House in St. James's Park ; the prisoner came, sat by him and ask'd him what it was a Clock? About six, said the Evidence. Are you sure of it? (says the prisoner), can you be positive that it is just 6? Let me see your Watch. The Prosecutor thinking he had no good design by being so inquisitive, got up, and walking down the Mall the prisoner follow'd him and askt him for half a Guinea; he told him he had no Money. But says he I know you have. With that the prisoner took him by the Collar, drag'd him out of the Mall towards the Canal, threw him down, search'd his Pockets, and at last took out a Shilling, and ask'd him where the rest was, for he knew he had more. He answer'd he had no more. The prisoners than askt him for his Watch, he told him he had none: the prisoner then broke the Wastband of his Breeches to search him: The Prosecutor cry'd Murder, and the Prisoner a Sodomite. They ask't the prisoner why he charged him with Sodomy. Why (says the Prisoner) don't you see my Hand in his

breeches? They were then carried before a Justice, and both committed to the Gate-house, on suspicion of Sodomy. Richard Allen a Soldier depos'd, that being upon Duty, he heard a disturbance in the Grass: he went towards the place, expecting to have found a Man and a Woman engag'd, but approaching near: the prisoner call'd to him and said, Centry come hither, here's a Sodomite! When he came close to them, he saw the prisoner have hold of the Prosecutors privities, and asking him the reason of it, the prisoner answer'd: He wants to B - r me; that he did not hear the Prosecutor charge the prisoner with a Robbery. The Jury acquitted him.

Edwards Moyers , alias Mires , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of William Hughs , a Coat, Wastcoat, and Breeches, val. 27 s. and other Things , on the 12th of January last. It appear'd that the prisoner took a Lodging of Mr. Hughs, and instead of going to Bed, ransack'd the Garrets, and went off with the Goods. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth;

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 9.

James Tims , John Thomas , James Hooper , Tho Reeves . John Hartly , alias Poky, Joseph Edwards , John Broome , Jane Bean , alias Macopny, Alice Phenix .

Burnt in the Hand, 2.

John Carter , and Elizabeth Philips , alias Harwood.

To be Transported, 32.

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Margaret Caruthers Fin'd 20 Marks, 12 Months Imprisonment, and to stand once in the Pillory near Doctors Commons.

John Francis Fin'd 25 l. And himself, and Elizabeth his Wife, to be imprison'd for 6 Months.

Robert Colthurp , Fin'd 5 l. and 12 Months Imprisonment.

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John Flood Fin'd 10 Marks.

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