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The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 
1760 - 1770's 
Part 2


Criminal trials held at London's central criminal court

  
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1. Joseph Sheffield , theft: pick pocketing, 06 May 1761.

... John Higgins . I saw John Thomas pay the prisoner some money for a coat one night at the Peacock, Charing Cross; I believe this to be the coat. 
The prisoner said nothing in his defence; but call'd Anthony Pierce , Thomas Swan , Edward Chapman , John Baker , Peter Greenhowe , William Clayton , and Goodchild Root, who gave him a good character.

2. James Head , theft: simple grand larceny, 06 May 1761.

... , one to Mr. Higgins ... , and called in at Mr. Higgins's ... . I marked it in the presence of Mr. Higgins ... -street, St. James's market. Paul Higgins ... to the prosecutor's shop? Higgins ...

3. Mary Smith , theft: simple grand larceny, 16 Apr 1760.

... , March 23. Mary Higgins ... ? M. Higgins. Mary ... again? M. Higgins ...

4. Front Matter from Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir Thomas Chitty , Session III, Wednesday 27th February 1760, Parts I-II, 85-124

... Higgins John ...

5. Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; William Beckford , Session VIII, Wednesday 19th October 1763, 243-270

... , William Higgins ...

6. Supplementary material: Philip Tobin , Cornelius Donnelly , Dennis Buckley , William Higgins , William Barlow , James Brown , Thomas Madge , Francis Smith , 19 Oct 1763.

... Philip Tobin , Cornelius Donnelly , Dennis Buckley , William Higgins , William Barlow , James Brown , Thomas Madge , and Francis Smith , capitally convicted in September Session were executed on Wednesday the 12th of October. ...

7. Supplementary material: Philip Tobin , Cornelius Donnelly , Dennis Buckley , William Higgins , William Barlow , James Brown , Thomas Madge , Francis Smith , 19 Oct 1763.

... Philip Tobin , Cornelius Donnelly , Dennis Buckley , William Higgins , William Barlow , James Brown , Thomas Madge , and Francis Smith , capitally convicted in September Session were executed on Wednesday the 12th of October. ...

8. Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; William Beckford , Session VII, Wednesday 14th September 1763, 203-242

... The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows: Received Sentence of Death, 13; viz. Cornelius Connelly , Philip Tobin , Daniel Shields , Sebastian Hogan , John Hunt , Dennis Buckley , William Higgins , Thomas Madge , Francis Smith , William Barlow ...

9. William Higgins , Dennis Buckley , theft with violence: highway robbery, 14 Sep 1763.

... 440, 441. (M.) William Higgins and Dennis Buckley were indicted ... owe you one; upon that Higgins ... and Smith set off running; I had hold of Higgins ... an oath she had never seen Higgins before. Higgins ...

10. Benjamin Parry , Thomas Powell , theft: simple grand larceny, theft: receiving stolen goods, 20 Oct 1762.

... them for him. Richard Higgins ...

11. George Root , theft: simple grand larceny, 27 Feb 1765.

... , for half a guinea. John Higgins ...

12. Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; William Bridgen , Session VIII, Wednesday 17th October 1764, Parts I-II, 317-356

... Higgins - 557 ...

13. John Higgins , theft: simple grand larceny, 17 Oct 1764.

... 557. (M.) John Higgins was indicted for stealing one hat, value 5 s. the property of Thomas Howes , October 7. ||. Thomas Howes . I was employed to hold the plate for the poor, at the Portuguese-chapel; the prisoner went into the chapel about 11 o'clock: this was on the 7th ...

14. James Morris , Richard Higgens , theft: specified place, theft: simple grand larceny, 02 May 1764.

... , to prevent farther trouble, to pay Higgins's ...

15. John Cooper , theft with violence: highway robbery, 09 Sep 1767.

... . (The prisoner had his own hair.) Mr. Higgins ... ? Mrs. Holland. No, mine was an English one. Higgins ...

16. Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Thomas Harley , Session VIII, Wednesday 19th October 1768, Parts I-II, 353-395

... Higgins 623 ...

17. Joseph Higgins , theft: simple grand larceny, 19 Oct 1768.

... , William Higgins ... 623. (L.) Joseph Higgins was indicted for stealing nineteen pair of worsted stockings, value 19 s. nine pair of woollen stockings, value 9 s. two worsted breeches pieces, three yards of baize, and nine yards of slannel ...

18. John Giles , theft with violence: highway robbery, 24 Feb 1768.

... Higgins for these things ... . Richard Higgins ... them. Q. Did he mention what things? Higgins ...


1770's

1. Henry Stroud, Robert Cambell, Anstis Horsford, killing: murder, 03 Jul 1771.

... was. Q. Pray do you know one Higgins ... not seen, him at that time. Q. Did you offer Higgins ... Davy Higgins ... face, or his back. David Higgins ... was that after the murder? Higgins ...

2. Thomas Wooley, theft: simple grand larceny, 17 Jan 1770.

... 77. (L.) Thomas Wooley was indicted for stealing 72 halfpence, value 3 s. the property of Thomas Garrat, William Heathfield, and Thomas Higgins, Dec. 9. || Thomas Garrat. I live in Great Moor-street, by London-wall, and am a grocer in partnership with William Heathfield ...

3. EDWARD HIGGINS, theft: simple grand larceny, 29 Apr 1772.

... 353. (2d M.) EDWARD HIGGINS was indicted for stealing a guinea, the property of Richard Dymott, March 9. ~ Acquitted. ...

4. Sarah Higgins, theft: simple grand larceny, 23 Oct 1771.

... 769. (M.) Sarah Higgins was indicted for stealing 1 silk purse, value 1 s. 1 glass smelling bottle, value 4 d. 2 guineas, 1 dollar; 1 piece of foreign silver coin, called a pisterine, value 10 d. 1 other piece of foreign silver coin, called a bit, value 5 d. 1 other piece ...

5. Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Brass Crosby, Session VII, Wednesday 11th September 1771, Parts I-V, 401-497

... , Thomas Herbert, Mary Foster, Mary Edgers Ann Higgins ...

6. Mary Edgers, Ann Higgins, theft: housebreaking, 11 Sep 1771.

... 585, 586. (M.) Mary Edgers, spinster, and Ann Higgins, spinster, were ... property. Ann Griffiths. Ann Higgins ... Edgers and Mrs. Cain's daughter together; Higgins ... hers, and Higgins ... ; I took this gown in of Ann Higgins ...

7. RICHARD WALKER, miscellaneous: perverting justice, 07 Jul 1773.

... he was discharged, I gave Higgins ... account of it. John Higgins ...

8. Punishment summary from Old Bailey Proceedings; Frederick Bull, Session VII, Wednesday 7th September 1774, Parts I-II, 405-454

... , Edward Buckley, Edward Fawcet, William Higgins ...

9. JAMES PERKINS, LAWRENCE FLOOD, SAMUEL NEWSOM, EDWARD FOSSETT, WILLIAM HIGGINS, theft: animal theft, 07 Sep 1774.

... 587, 588, 589, 590, 591. (M.) JAMES PERKINS, LAWRENCE FLOOD, SAMUEL NEWSOM, EDWARD FOSSETT, and WILLIAM HIGGINS, were ... as the rest, and Higgins ... . Higgins called ... , and NEWSOM acquitted. FOSSETT and HIGGINS ...

10. PETER KELLY, theft: simple grand larceny, 13 Jan 1779.

... . He has a wife and children. - HIGGINS ...

11. HENRY SCOTT, theft with violence: highway robbery, 15 Jul 1778.

... of the said John, June 17th. JOHN HIGGINS ... 589. HENRY SCOTT was indicted, for that he in a certain field and open place near the King's highway, in and upon John Higgins, did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from ...

12. LAMBERT SMITH, theft: housebreaking, 15 Oct 1777.

... by a picklock key. WILLIAM HIGGINS ...

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