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from December 1714 to December 1759
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1. Edward Higgins, appears in Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir William Lewen, Thursday 27th February 1717/8, 1-8

The Tryals being over the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth: Received Sentence of Death, 12. Ann Smith, A - E -, Richard Wood, Mary Lovelock, William Paxton, Thomas Miller alias Millard, Charles Lodge, John Gil...

2. Edward Higgins, defendant, theft: simple grand larceny, 27 Feb 1718.

Edward Higgins, of St. Giles's in the Fields, was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Coach Cushions, the Property of Sir Philip Jackson, the 23rd of January last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Coach standing in Russel-street...

3. Constantine Higgins, appears in trial of Patrick Roney, John Bastow, theft with violence: robbery, 28 Feb 1750.

218, 219. Patrick Roney and John Bastow, were indicted for that they together with J. Norman not yet taken, on the Kings high way, on Joseph Norfield did make an an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life; and taking fr...

4. Constantine Higgins, appears in trial of Patrick Roney, John Bastow, theft with violence: robbery, 28 Feb 1750.

218, 219. Patrick Roney and John Bastow, were indicted for that they together with J. Norman not yet taken, on the Kings high way, on Joseph Norfield did make an an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life; and taking fr...

5. Anthony Higgins, victim in trial of William Archer, killing: murder, 25 Apr 1750.

320. William Archer, was indicted, for that he with a certain gun loaded with powder and shot, wilfully, feloniously and of malice aforethought, did shoot off at Anthony Higgins, with an Intent the said Anthony to kill or murder, March 3. Anth...

6. Anthony Higgins, appears in trial of William Archer, killing: murder, 25 Apr 1750.

320. William Archer, was indicted, for that he with a certain gun loaded with powder and shot, wilfully, feloniously and of malice aforethought, did shoot off at Anthony Higgins, with an Intent the said Anthony to kill or murder, March 3. Anth...

7. Catharine Higgins, appears in trial of William Tankling, sexual offences: rape, 11 Jul 1750.

444. William Tankling, was indicted for a rape committed on the body of Anne Collings, spinster, a child under four years of age, May 10. Catharine Higgins. The child was at play, and was taken from the door by the prisoner at the bar, o...

8. Elizabeth Higgins, victim in trial of Henry Dillers, sexual offences: bigamy, 25 Jun 1752.

386. (M.) Henry Dillers, was indicted for that he on the 12th of April, in the 19th year of our present majesty, did marry Anne Jones, and after that, to wit, on the 22d of June, in the 21st year, &c. did marry Elizabeth Higgins, spinster, his...

9. Elizabeth Higgins, appears in trial of Henry Dillers, sexual offences: bigamy, 25 Jun 1752.

386. (M.) Henry Dillers, was indicted for that he on the 12th of April, in the 19th year of our present majesty, did marry Anne Jones, and after that, to wit, on the 22d of June, in the 21st year, &c. did marry Elizabeth Higgins, spinster, his...

10. Elizabeth Higgins, appears in trial of Henry Dillers, sexual offences: bigamy, 25 Jun 1752.

386. (M.) Henry Dillers, was indicted for that he on the 12th of April, in the 19th year of our present majesty, did marry Anne Jones, and after that, to wit, on the 22d of June, in the 21st year, &c. did marry Elizabeth Higgins, spinster, his...

11. John Higgins, defendant, theft: burglary, 21 Feb 1753.

166, 167, 168. (M.) John Higgins, Sarah Higgins, single woman, and Mary Hays, single woman, were indicted for that they, together with Thomas Hays not yet taken, on the 30th of December, about one at night, the dwelling house of Ed...

12. Sarah Higgins, defendant, theft: burglary, 21 Feb 1753.

166, 167, 168. (M.) John Higgins, Sarah Higgins, single woman, and Mary Hays, single woman, were indicted for that they, together with Thomas Hays not yet taken, on the 30th of December, about one at night, the dwelling house of Ed...

13. Sarah Higgins, appears in trial of John Higgins, Sarah Higgins, Mary Hays, theft: burglary, 21 Feb 1753.

166, 167, 168. (M.) John Higgins, Sarah Higgins, single woman, and Mary Hays, single woman, were indicted for that they, together with Thomas Hays not yet taken, on the 30th of December, about one at night, the dwelling house of Ed...

14. John Higgins, appears in trial of John Higgins, Sarah Higgins, Mary Hays, theft: burglary, 21 Feb 1753.

166, 167, 168. (M.) John Higgins, Sarah Higgins, single woman, and Mary Hays, single woman, were indicted for that they, together with Thomas Hays not yet taken, on the 30th of December, about one at night, the dwelling house of Ed...

15. Sarah Higgins, appears in trial of John Higgins, Sarah Higgins, Mary Hays, theft: burglary, 21 Feb 1753.

166, 167, 168. (M.) John Higgins, Sarah Higgins, single woman, and Mary Hays, single woman, were indicted for that they, together with Thomas Hays not yet taken, on the 30th of December, about one at night, the dwelling house of Ed...

16. John Higgins, appears in Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir Crisp Gascoyne, Session III, Wednesday 21st February 1753, Parts I-II, 79-120

The trials being ended, the court proceeded to give judgement as follows: Received sentence of death, 7. John Jettea, Charles Sickamore, Mary Squires, Edward M'Manning, otherwise Howard, otherwise James Farrol, Grace Weedon, Isabella R...

17. John Higgins, defendant, in Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir Crisp Gascoyne, Session IV, Wednesday 2nd May 1753, Parts I-II, 121-160

Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir Crisp Gascoyne, Session IV, Wednesday 2nd May 1753, Parts I-II, 121-160 THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the Co...

18. Reynold Higgins, appears in trial of Martin Kennedy, theft: simple grand larceny, 09 Apr 1755.

167. (M.) Martin Kennedy was indicted for stealing one silk-petticoat, value 12 d. four Dimity petticoats, two pair of holland sleeves, one linen shirt, four dimity pockets, three muslin russles, one linen cap, laced, one damask tablecloth, the goo...

19. Hannah Higgins, appears in trial of Anne Philips, Margaret Macdaniel, deception: perjury, 10 Sep 1755.

363, 364. (L.) Anne Philips, widow, and Margaret Macdaniel, were set together at the bar, and tried on two separate indictments, for wilful and corrupt perjury, in last July sessions, on the trial of Barnaby Horne, otherwise Horan. Fir...

20. William Higgins, defendant, theft: specified place, 20 Oct 1756.

403. (M.) William Higgins was indicted for stealing five cloth coats, value 5 l. two cloth waistcoats, value 1 l. two silk waistcoats, value 1 l. one pair of silver spurs, value 17 s. one pair of leather boots, value 17 s. one pair of silver buckle...

21. William Higgins, appears in Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Slingsby Bethell, Session VIII, Wednesday 20th October 1756, Parts I-II, 315-352

The trials being ended, the court proceeded to give judgment as follows: Received sentence of death 5. William Higgins - 403 Jonathan Hirst, otherwise Johnson - 438 James Baythorn - 423 John Hughes - 440 Francis Mugford - 445 Tran...

22. William Higgins, defendant, in Old Bailey Proceedings; Marshe Dickinson, Session II, Friday 14th January 1757, Parts I-II, 37-75

Old Bailey Proceedings; Marshe Dickinson, Session II, Friday 14th January 1757, Parts I-II, 37-75 THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Gaol Delivery for the Coun...

23. Francis Higgins, victim in trial of Mary Lawson, theft: simple grand larceny, 07 Dec 1757.

2. (M.) Mary Lawson, spinster, was indicted for stealing two linen aprons, value 12 d. and one linen handkerchief, value 8 d the property of Francis Higgins, November 25. ++ Margaret Higgins. I am wife to Francis Higgins. I lost...

24. Margaret Higgins, appears in trial of Mary Lawson, theft: simple grand larceny, 07 Dec 1757.

2. (M.) Mary Lawson, spinster, was indicted for stealing two linen aprons, value 12 d. and one linen handkerchief, value 8 d the property of Francis Higgins, November 25. ++ Margaret Higgins. I am wife to Francis Higgins. I lost...

25. Francis Higgins, appears in trial of Mary Lawson, theft: simple grand larceny, 07 Dec 1757.

2. (M.) Mary Lawson, spinster, was indicted for stealing two linen aprons, value 12 d. and one linen handkerchief, value 8 d the property of Francis Higgins, November 25. ++ Margaret Higgins. I am wife to Francis Higgins. I lost...

26. George Higgins, appears in trial of Elizabeth Godden, killing: murder, 13 Sep 1758.

306. (M.) Elizabeth Godden, widow, late wife of James Godden, was indicted, for that she did feloniously, treacherously, maliciously, and wilfully, kill and murder the said James her husband, June 22. * She stood likewise charged on the...

27. John Higgins, victim in trial of Mary Chapman, alias Johnson, theft: shoplifting, 16 Jan 1740.

139. + Mary Chapman, alias Johnson, was indicted for stealing 7 Yards 3 Quarters of Cambrick, value 40 s. the Goods of John Higgins, in his Shop, January 13. Mary Higgins. I live at the Lion and Lamb, a little beyond Chancery-Lane End,...

28. Mary Higgins, appears in trial of Mary Chapman, alias Johnson, theft: shoplifting, 16 Jan 1740.

139. + Mary Chapman, alias Johnson, was indicted for stealing 7 Yards 3 Quarters of Cambrick, value 40 s. the Goods of John Higgins, in his Shop, January 13. Mary Higgins. I live at the Lion and Lamb, a little beyond Chancery-Lane End,...

29. John Higgins, appears in trial of Elizabeth Pooley, alias Debenham, Ann Miller, theft with violence: highway robbery, 22 May 1740.

281, 282. + Elizabeth Pooley, alias Debenham, and Ann Miller were indicted for assaulting, on the King's Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Hat, val. 20 s. and a Whip, val. 10 s. April 26. F -. On Friday April 25, I had...

30. John Higgins, defendant, theft: specified place, theft: burglary, 05 Apr 1741.

63. 64. Thomas Hayes and Thomas Lowin of St. Mary le Bon, were indicted (with Thomas Sheers and John Higgins not taken) for stealing 400 wt. of Lead, value 40 s. fixed to the Freehold of John Churchman Feb. 7. Mr. Moreland....


31. John Higgins, appears in trial of Thomas Hayes, Thomas Lowin, Thomas Sheers, John Higgins, theft: specified place, theft: burglary, 05 Apr 1741.

63. 64. Thomas Hayes and Thomas Lowin of St. Mary le Bon, were indicted (with Thomas Sheers and John Higgins not taken) for stealing 400 wt. of Lead, value 40 s. fixed to the Freehold of John Churchman Feb. 7. Mr. Moreland....

32. John Higgins, appears in trial of Thomas Hayes, Thomas Lowin, Thomas Sheers, John Higgins, theft: specified place, theft: burglary, 05 Apr 1741.

63. 64. Thomas Hayes and Thomas Lowin of St. Mary le Bon, were indicted (with Thomas Sheers and John Higgins not taken) for stealing 400 wt. of Lead, value 40 s. fixed to the Freehold of John Churchman Feb. 7. Mr. Moreland....

33. John Higgins, appears in trial of Thomas Oxley, John Wallis, alias Black Jack, James Macculla, John Winch, theft: specified place, 05 Apr 1741.

65, 66. Thomas Oxley and John Wallis, alias Black Jack, of St. George Bloomsbury, (were indicted with John Higgins not taken) for stealing 34 lb. Weight of Lead, Value 10 s. fixed to the House of George Spencer, January 28. Geo...

34. Nathaniel Higgins, appears in trial of James Buquois, Joseph Allen, theft with violence: highway robbery, 14 Oct 1741.

2. 3. James Buquois and Joseph Allen, of Stoke Newington, were indicted for assaulting Charles Wells in a certain field and open place near the King's highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him an iron key, value 1 d. a glass ink-...

35. Daniel Higgins, victim in trial of George Campbell, John Mac-Cullough, theft: housebreaking, 08 Dec 1742.

52, 53. + George Campbell, and + John Mac-Cullough, of St Martin in the Fields, were indicted for breaking and entering the Dwelling-House of Daniel Higgins, and taking from thence, twenty-eight Pewter Plates, Value 2 s. and one Table-clo...

36. Daniel Higgins, appears in trial of George Campbell, John Mac-Cullough, theft: housebreaking, 08 Dec 1742.

52, 53. + George Campbell, and + John Mac-Cullough, of St Martin in the Fields, were indicted for breaking and entering the Dwelling-House of Daniel Higgins, and taking from thence, twenty-eight Pewter Plates, Value 2 s. and one Table-clo...

37. James Higgins, appears in trial of Jane Tease, deception: fraud, 10 May 1744.

276. + Jane Tease, wife of Peter Tease, was indicted, for that she, after the 24th day of June 1736 *, to wit on the 23d day of June in the 16th year of our Sovereign Lord George II. now King of Great Britain, &c. with force and arms, that...

38. Paul Higgins, victim in trial of Mary Davis, theft: simple grand larceny, 27 Feb 1745.

168. Mary Davis, was indicted for stealing a pair of sheets, value 2 s. 6 d. three shifts, value 6 s. a handkerchief, value 6 d. and a gown, value 4 s. the goods of Paul Higgins, February 21. Ann Higgins. The Prisoner was my servant...

39. Ann Higgins, appears in trial of Mary Davis, theft: simple grand larceny, 27 Feb 1745.

168. Mary Davis, was indicted for stealing a pair of sheets, value 2 s. 6 d. three shifts, value 6 s. a handkerchief, value 6 d. and a gown, value 4 s. the goods of Paul Higgins, February 21. Ann Higgins. The Prisoner was my servant...

40. Mary Higgins, victim in trial of Elizabeth Mays, theft: simple grand larceny, 04 Dec 1745.

30. Elizabeth Mays, was indicted for stealing a Cloth Cloak, Value 2 s. a Hat, Value 3 d. a Shirt, Value 2 s. a Stock and a Handkerchief, the Goods of Mary Higgins, October 29. Q. (To Mary Higgins.) Do you know the Prisoner at the Ba...


41. Mary Higgins, appears in trial of Elizabeth Mays, theft: simple grand larceny, 04 Dec 1745.

30. Elizabeth Mays, was indicted for stealing a Cloth Cloak, Value 2 s. a Hat, Value 3 d. a Shirt, Value 2 s. a Stock and a Handkerchief, the Goods of Mary Higgins, October 29. Q. (To Mary Higgins.) Do you know the Prisoner at the Ba...

42. Mary Higgins, appears in trial of Elizabeth Mays, theft: simple grand larceny, 04 Dec 1745.

30. Elizabeth Mays, was indicted for stealing a Cloth Cloak, Value 2 s. a Hat, Value 3 d. a Shirt, Value 2 s. a Stock and a Handkerchief, the Goods of Mary Higgins, October 29. Q. (To Mary Higgins.) Do you know the Prisoner at the Ba...

43. Mary Higgins, appears in trial of Elizabeth Mays, theft: simple grand larceny, 04 Dec 1745.

30. Elizabeth Mays, was indicted for stealing a Cloth Cloak, Value 2 s. a Hat, Value 3 d. a Shirt, Value 2 s. a Stock and a Handkerchief, the Goods of Mary Higgins, October 29. Q. (To Mary Higgins.) Do you know the Prisoner at the Ba...

44. Mary Higgins, appears in trial of Elizabeth Mays, theft: simple grand larceny, 04 Dec 1745.

30. Elizabeth Mays, was indicted for stealing a Cloth Cloak, Value 2 s. a Hat, Value 3 d. a Shirt, Value 2 s. a Stock and a Handkerchief, the Goods of Mary Higgins, October 29. Q. (To Mary Higgins.) Do you know the Prisoner at the Ba...

45. Christopher Higgins, appears in trial of Jasper Godley, theft: shoplifting, 09 Sep 1747.

314. Jasper Godley was indicted for stealing on the twenty-first of August, thirty Yards of check Linen, value 36 s. the Goods of Samuel Newy. Richard Moseley. About eight o'Clock in the Morning I went out of the Shop, and then saw thes...

46. Humphry Higgins, victim in trial of Anne Thomas, theft: simple grand larceny, 14 Oct 1747.

418. + Anne Thomas was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of September, two Guineas, from George Manly, the Property of Humphry Higgins. George Manly. This Humphry Higgins I had the Money of. Richard Davis and I want to Holborn,...

47. Honner Higgins, defendant, theft: simple grand larceny, 06 Jul 1748.

345, 346. Honner Higgins, and Ann Fling, otherwise Garrick, were indicted for stealing a silver watch, value 30 s. the property of Stephen Freeman, June 16. Acquitted....

48. Peter Higgins, victim in trial of William Smith, theft: simple grand larceny, 05 Apr 1749.

248. William Smith, was indicted for stealing three linen shirts, val. 1 s. one cloth waistcoat, val. 2 s. one cloth waistcoat with gold buttonholes, val. 10 s. two Holland shirts, val. 5 s. two check shirts, one scarlet waistcoat, one linen ha...

49. Peter Higgins, appears in trial of William Smith, theft: simple grand larceny, 05 Apr 1749.

248. William Smith, was indicted for stealing three linen shirts, val. 1 s. one cloth waistcoat, val. 2 s. one cloth waistcoat with gold buttonholes, val. 10 s. two Holland shirts, val. 5 s. two check shirts, one scarlet waistcoat, one linen ha...

50. Elizabeth Higgins, victim in trial of Robert Eaton, theft: simple grand larceny, 13 May 1730.

Robert Eaton, of St. Giles Cripplegate, was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linen Gown, Value 20 s. the Property of Elizabeth Higgins, the 14th of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Gown was lost out of a Tub of Water in...

51. Isabel Higgins, appears in trial of Elizabeth Kent, alias Oxford Bess, theft with violence: robbery, 04 Jul 1730.

Elizabeth Kent, alias Oxford Bess, was indicted, for that she, together with Hannah Whitman, alias Clarety Hannah, did upon the 8th of June last assault Barbara Minekin, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Handkerchief, and half a...

52. Paul Higgins, victim in trial of Rachel Ballard, theft: no type specified, theft: specified place, 10 May 1733.

11. Rachel Ballard, was indicted for stealing a silver Tankard value 9 l. the Property of Paul Higgins, in his House April 5. She was a second time indicted for stealing three Sheets and a Kettle, the Goods of Geo White April 10 Acqu...

53. Susan Higgins, defendant, theft: specified place, 16 Feb 1737.

48. Susan Higgins, was indicted for stealing a Canvas Bag, value 4 d. and 8 Half Guineas, and 5 l 16 s the Property of James Bannister, in the House of Joanna Worthington, Jan. 9. James Bannister. About 5 Weeks ago, I went to Worthington's (th...

54. Susan Higgins, appears in Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir John Thompson, Session III, Wednesday 16th February 1736(sic), 61-80

The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows: Received Sentence of Death, 5 William Maw, Jeffery Murat, otherwise Morat, Mary Shrewsbury, otherwise Threwsbury, Charles Orchard and John Watson. Burnt, 2....

55. John Higgins, appears in trial of Hugh Kelley, theft with violence: highway robbery, 03 Mar 1720.

Hugh Kelley, of St. James's Westminster, was indicted for Assaulting Mercia Porter on the Highway, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Crape Shroud, Pillow and Mittins, the Goods of Eliz, James, on the 21 st of January last. Mercia Por...

56. Mary Higgins, defendant, theft: shoplifting, 02 Jun 1720.

Mary Higgins, of St. Mildred in the Poultry, was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Taster value 14s. in the shop of William Kendal on the 14th 172006020002 of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's Shop for...

57. Mary Higgins, appears in Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir George Thorold, Thursday 2nd June 1720, 1-8

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judment as followeth; Receiv'd Sentence of Death. 3. John Lewis, Mary Speerman, and John Hunt. Burnt in the Hand 2. James Smith and Ann Cook, the last formerly Convicted. To...

58. Edward Higgins, defendant, theft: simple grand larceny, 12 Jul 1720.

Edward Higgins, of St. Giles in the Fields, was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Caffoy Coach Seats, value 3 l. the Goods of Charles Gosling Esq ; on the 6th of this Instant July. Thomas Collet deposed that the Prisoner took 3 Co...

59. Edward Higgins, appears in Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir George Thorold, Wednesday 12th July 1720, 1-8

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth; Receiv'd Sentence of Death. 6. Elizabeth Gilbert, Matthew Tompkins, Rebecca Doleman alias Low, Mary Jones alias Simpson, Morrice Fitzgerald, and David L...

60. Nicholas Higgins, victim in trial of Sarah Johnson, Mary Price, theft: pick pocketing, 25 May 1721.

Sarah Johnson and Mary Price, of St. James in Westminister, were indicted for privately stealing 4 Guineas from the Person of Nicholas Higgins, on the 12th of this Instant May. The Prosecutor deposed that between 11 and 12 a Clock the...

61. John Higgins, appears in trial of William Courtney, theft: burglary, 11 Oct 1721.

William Courtney of St. Giles in the Fields, was indicted for breaking and entering the Dwelling House of James Fillet on the 9th of September last in the Night-time, and taking thence a silver Chain, 4 Ounces of Gold Dust, 2 Hand Vices, a Rule...

62. John Higgins, appears in trial of William Courtney, theft: burglary, 11 Oct 1721.

William Courtney of St. Giles in the Fields, was indicted for breaking and entering the Dwelling House of James Fillet on the 9th of September last in the Night-time, and taking thence a silver Chain, 4 Ounces of Gold Dust, 2 Hand Vices, a Rule...

63. Tho Higgins, appears in trial of Richard Blackbourn, alias Thomson, alias Evans, theft: animal theft, 15 Jan 1725.

Richard Blackbourn, alias Thomson, alias Evans, of S. Giles's in the Fields, was indicted for stealing a black Mare val. 20 s. the Goods of Richard Lad, and a Bridle and Saddle value 7 s. the Goods of William Lawen, on the 19th of No...

64. Elizabeth Higgins, alias Voiture, defendant, theft: receiving stolen goods, 07 Dec 1726.

Elizabeth Higgins, alias Voiture, and Ann Green, alias Rowland, being Partners; were indicted for receiving of Mary Burton 20 Yards of Pink coloured Mantua Silk, value Five Pounds Ten Shillings, April 28. knowing the said Goods to be stole...

65. Elizabeth Higgins, appears in trial of Elizabeth Higgins, alias Voiture, Ann Green, alias Rowland, theft: receiving stolen goods, 07 Dec 1726.

Elizabeth Higgins, alias Voiture, and Ann Green, alias Rowland, being Partners; were indicted for receiving of Mary Burton 20 Yards of Pink coloured Mantua Silk, value Five Pounds Ten Shillings, April 28. knowing the said Goods to be stole...

66. Elizabeth Higgins, appears in Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir John Eyles, Wednesday 7th December 1726, 1-8

The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows: Received Sentence of Death 4. Jane Crommy, William Miller, Grace Baldwin, and Edward Rowland. To be Whipt 3. Mary Rich, Daniel Brown, and Sarah Liney...

67. Bryan Higgins, appears in trial of Robert Hains, killing: murder, 13 Jan 1727.

Robert Hains of the Parish of St. Margaret's Westminster, was indicted for the Murder of Edward Perry, by giving him one mortal Wound with a drawn Sword, on the left part of the Right Breast, near the short Ribs, of the Breadth of half an Inch a...

68. Bryan Higgins, appears in trial of Robert Hains, killing: murder, 13 Jan 1727.

Robert Hains of the Parish of St. Margaret's Westminster, was indicted for the Murder of Edward Perry, by giving him one mortal Wound with a drawn Sword, on the left part of the Right Breast, near the short Ribs, of the Breadth of half an Inch a...

69. John Higgins, appears in trial of John Ashcomb, George Shaw, John Broom, John Ashcomb, theft: specified place, 22 Feb 1727.

John Ashcomb, George Shaw, and William Waller, (not taken) was indicted for stealing, and privately conveying out of the Cellars of Mr. Smith, at divers Times, but particularly on the 20th of Decemb. last, 50 Gallons of Oyl, value 7 l....

70. Thomas Higgins, appears in trial of Elizabeth Lewis, theft: specified place, 01 May 1728.

Elizabeth Lewis, of Twickenham, was indicted for feloniously stealing five Gold Rings set with Diamonds, value 9 l. 9 Serjeants Rings, value 2 l. 14 s. 2 Guineas, a Broad Piece, and several other Things of Value, the Property of John Raby, Serje...

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