<div1 type="OApage" id="OA172110232110230005"> <xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="OA172110230005"></xptr>
<p n="25">: A Man and a Woman on <rs type="placeName" id="OA17211023_geo31">Finchley Common</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_geo31" type="placeName" value="Finchley Common"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_geo31" type="type" value="undefined"></interp>
<join result="persNamePlace" id="OA17211023_persplace31" targOrder="Y" targets="OA17211023_n20-1 OA17211023_geo31"></join>
: A Quaker's Coach, about four Miles beyond <rs type="placeName" id="OA17211023_geo32">Acton</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_geo32" type="placeName" value="Acton"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_geo32" type="type" value="parish"></interp>
<join result="persNamePlace" id="OA17211023_persplace32" targOrder="Y" targets="OA17211023_n20-1 OA17211023_geo32"></join>
, with (I think) one Man and three Women in it, robbing them of a Gold Chain, 4 Guineas, and 8 s. in Silver, on the <rs type="date" id="OA17211023_date8">28th of August</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_date8" type="date" value="17210828"></interp>
<p n="26">But being ask'd of one or two Murders; he said he never took the Blood of any Man; nor robb'd between Hamstead and London, except one Man and Woman, from whom he took only a Crown, he said, and used them so civilly, that they had been to acknowlegde his uncommon good Treatment since he was in Prison, and especially his handsome Usage of the Woman, who was with Child; wishing that he had always us'd the same gentleness and humanity.</p>
<p n="27">He took particular Pains to inform himself of Religion, &c. never was once absent from publick Prayers, but appear'd very earnest and diligently in making his Peace with God, and securing to himself a better World of eternal serenity and entire satisfaction.</p>
<p n="28">The Morning before his Death, he receiv'd the Holy Sacrament, with a becoming Regard. He said that his Defence of his Tryal was all false, and that Hawes did not give his Wife the Stone Ring to let him lye with her. He added, that he thank'd God for taking him off so soon from Sin; and for leting him die a Death that gave him time and space for Repentance: Nor could it all affect his Soul, whatever the World said of the shame of such an End; if he was but in Happiness in Heaven, while they continu'd among Clamours, Cares and Disquietudes in this World.</p>
<p n="29">3. <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n29-1">PHILIP STORY</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-1" type="given" value="PHILIP"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-1" type="surname" value="STORY"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-1" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
) was Condemn'd for seven different Robberies, viz. Breaking and entering the House of <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n29-2">Samuel Hadduck</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-2" type="given" value="SAMUEL"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-2" type="surname" value="HADDUCK"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-2" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
, <rs type="occupation" id="OA17211023_occ4">Esq</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_occ4" type="occupation" value="Esq"></interp>
<join result="persNameOccupation" id="OA17211023_persocc4" targOrder="Y" targets="OA17211023_n29-2 OA17211023_occ4"></join>
; of <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n29-3">Richard Nicholson</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-3" type="given" value="RICHARD"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-3" type="surname" value="NICHOLSON"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-3" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
, of <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n29-4">Mary Roberts</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-4" type="given" value="MARY"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-4" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-4" type="gender" value="female"></interp>
; of <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n29-5">Thomas Omans</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-5" type="surname" value="OMANS"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-5" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
; of <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n29-7">Will. Gascoin</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-7" type="given" value="Will"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-7" type="surname" value="Gascoin"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-7" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
. &c. He having pleaded Guilty to the several Indictments: And being also found Guilty to the robbing the House of <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n29-6">John Coverly</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-6" type="given" value="JOHN"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-6" type="surname" value="COVERLY"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n29-6" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
, and stealing thence a silver Pepper-Box, Tongs, and Strainer, 20 Turnover, and 200 Yards of Holland, &c. on the <rs type="date" id="OA17211023_date9">14th of Sept. last</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_date9" type="date" value="17210914"></interp>
<p n="30">He was about 28 Years of Age, Born of French Parents; but his Father, having a great Charge of Children, and not being able to sustain them by his Weaving Business, after continuing some Years in <rs type="placeName" id="OA17211023_geo33">England</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_geo33" type="placeName" value="England"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_geo33" type="type" value="region"></interp>
<join result="persNamePlace" id="OA17211023_persplace33" targOrder="Y" targets="OA17211023_n29-1 OA17211023_geo33"></join>
, retired again into France; leaving <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n30-1">Philip Story</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n30-1" type="given" value="PHILIP"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n30-1" type="surname" value="STORY"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n30-1" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
without any Subsistence, but what proceeded from a Mother-in-Law. He enquired of me, whether Picking of Pockets in a Church was Sacrilegde or not? He was answer'd, that it was one sort of Sacriledge; and might perhaps be more Offensive in the sight of God, than what was generally so, as it may deter some from frequenting the Temple of God, as it may make those who are there Uneasy and Cautious and take their Thoughts off from Heaven, which stealing Plate, &c. from a Church does not; and also, as it must be the greatest Affront to God, for any one to interrupt those who are taking to him by Prayer.</p>
<p n="31">He acknowledged that he well deserved to die, and as he had never any Expectation of Life, had endevour'd to make his Peace with God, not only after he was condemn'd, but before he was try'd and convicted.</p>
<p n="32">4. <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n32-1">JOHN TRANTRUM</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n32-1" type="given" value="JOHN"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n32-1" type="surname" value="TRANTRUM"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n32-1" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
) was convicted of breaking the House of <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n32-3">Jacob de Villa</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n32-3" type="given" value="Jacob"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n32-3" type="surname" value="de Villa"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n32-3" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
on the <rs type="date" id="OA17211023_date10">4th of this Instant October</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_date10" type="date" value="17211004"></interp>
, in the Night-Time, and stealing thence twenty Guineas in Money, two Gowns and Petticoats, and of breaking also the House of <rs type="persName" id="OA17211023_n32-2">William Hammond</rs>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n32-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n32-2" type="surname" value="HAMMOND"></interp>
<interp inst="OA17211023_n32-2" type="gender" value="male"></interp>
, of</p>

View as Text