Re: Old Bailey Court Records for John Cooley & Alexander M'Donald,

From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 15:32:25 -0700

I think I've fixed those links.

BTW, I think this is the John Pedder who served in Spotswood's company. He
would have been about 19 years old:

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org//browse.jsp?div=s17281204-1

-Michael

> My links to Old Bailey are broken. It seems I need to fix them about every
> three years. I have these referenced referenced under "The case for being
> English."
>
> I had never looked for Alexander McDonald. This could be the same man who
> was onboard The Tryal with John. John served in 1755 with a John McDonald,
> said to have been the son of an Alexander McDonald transported to American
> after the Battle of Culloden Moor.
>
> I've looked at a list Jacobite prisoners. There were a lot of Alexander
> McDonalds. Finding the right one might be impossible. But it's worth
> pursuing. Our clan's Y chromosome is said to be very similar to the
> McDonalds who descended from Somerled, although we don't have the right
> marker to have been descended from Somerled himself.
>
> It just occurs to me that we might check to see if the John McDonald with
> Spotswood's company has tested Y-descendants. One possibility (of an
> infinite number) is that we were McDonalds who, for whatever reason,
> adopted the name Cooley.
>
> I'll see what I can do to fix my Old Bailey links.
>
> -Michael
>
>> I didn't see these on Michael's website, so thought I would send them to
>> everyone:
>>
>> These records found on this website:
>> http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/forms/formMain.jsp
>>
>> Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 18th July 1753, page 4.
>>
>> This image is reproduced by permission of Harvard University Library
>> from
>> the microfilm, "The Old Bailey Proceedings", (Harvester Microform, a
>> former
>> imprint of the Gale Group, 1983). Commercial use is prohibited without
>> permission of the owner of the original.
>>
>> Number 319. (M.) John Cooley, was indicted for stealing one silver
>> spoon,
>> value 10 S. the goods of John Turner, June 25. * Guilty.
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> John Cooley, Theft > grand larceny, 18th July 1753.
>>
>> Reference Number: t17530718-6
>> Offence: Theft > grand larceny
>> Verdict: Guilty
>> Punishment: Transportation
>>
>> 319. (M.) John Cooley , was indicted for stealing one silver spoon,
>> value
>> 10
>> s. the goods of John Turner , June 25 . * Guilty .
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> Old Bailey Proceedings punishment summary, 18th July 1753.
>>
>> Reference Number: s17530718-1
>>
>> The trials being ended, the court proceeded to give judgment as follows:
>>
>> Received Sentence of Death 8.
>> John Stockdale , Christopher Johnson, William Peers , Ann Robertson ,
>> Milicent Clisby, Thomas Buckmore , James Williams , and Thomas Twinbrow
>> .
>>
>> Transportation for 7 Years 24.
>> Mary Fish , Philip Riley , Richard Glover, Thomas Smith , John Wiggins,
>> John
>> Jarvis, Richard Lightfoot , Thomas Richardson , Edward Harding , John
>> Holstop , Daniel Putten , Thomas Miller , William Owens , John Beverly,
>> John
>> Cooley , Thomas Johnson, William Milliner , Ann Forrister , James Toft ,
>> James Narder , Samuel Barnfather , Sarah Standwich , Sarah Gaiver, and
>> Carbery Hailey.
>>
>> Branded 3.
>> Esther Taylor , Sarah Perkins , and John Forrest .
>>
>> Whipt 2.
>> Margaret Richards and Robert Ellis .
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 9th April 1746, page 9.
>>
>> This image is reproduced by permission of Harvard University Library
>> from
>> the microfilm, "The Old Bailey Proceedings", (Harvester Microform, a
>> former
>> imprint of the Gale Group, 1983). Commercial use is prohibited without
>> permission of the owner of the original.
>>
>> John Cooley, Elizabeth Jones, Theft > grand larceny, Theft > receiving,
>> 9th
>> April 1746.
>>
>> Reference Number: t17460409-14
>> Offences: Theft > grand larceny; Theft > receiving
>> Verdicts: Guilty
>> Punishments: Transportation; Corporal > whipping
>>
>>
>> 146, 147. John Cooley was indicted for stealing one Linnen Shift and 37
>> s.
>> in Money ; and Elizabeth Jones was likewise indicted as an Accessory,
>> for
>> receiving the Shift, and 15 s. of the Money, knowing them to be stole ;
>> the
>> Property of .
>>
>> Q. (to Jane Fisher .) What do you know of the Prisoner John Cooley ?
>>
>> Jane Fisher . I liv'd with Mr. Dikins, and the Prisoner was an
>> Errand-Boy
>> .
>>
>> Q. What do you know of his taking this Shift and Money?
>>
>> Fisher. The Shift was found upon the Woman's Back, before Justice De
>> Veil.
>>
>> Q. What Woman?
>>
>> Fisher. That Woman, the Prisoner, Elizabeth Jones .
>>
>> Q. What do you know of the Boy's taking either the Shift or the Money?
>>
>> Fisher. He own'd he took it.
>>
>> Q. Did he own he took the 30 s.
>>
>> Fisher. Yes, Sir.
>>
>> Q. Where did he take this out from?
>>
>> Fisher. Out of Dikins's House.
>>
>> Q. And what did he do with it?
>>
>> Fisher. He gave Part of it to that Woman, the Prisoner.
>>
>> Q. And what did she say?
>>
>> Fisher. She made very trifling Excuses when it was taken from her.
>>
>> Q. Do you know any Thing more?
>>
>> Fisher. She (the Prisoner) said that the poor Woman, down in the
>> Bakehouse,
>> had it, and gave it to her.
>>
>> Q. Did she own she had it from the Boy?
>>
>> Fisher. Yes, she own'd it.
>>
>> Q. (to Anne Garret .) What do you know of this?
>>
>> Garret. As to the Money, I know nothing of the Matter; but saw the Shift
>> that was taken off the Prisoner's Back, that this young Woman, the
>> Witness,
>> swore too.
>>
>> Court. (to the Prisoner.) What have you to say for yourself?
>>
>> Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, this Boy was Errand-Boy at that House,
>> and
>> I
>> told Things at the Door; and he brought me this Shift, and said he found
>> it,
>> and I gave him sixpence for it.
>>
>> Q. How came you to buy such a Thing? What was this Shift?
>>
>> Prisoner. It was but a Rag, my Lord.
>>
>> Q. (to John Cooley , Prisoner.) Have you any Witnesses to your
>> Character?
>> Have you any Thing to say for yourself?
>>
>> Prisoner. I never had any Thing of Jones for the Shift.
>>
>> Q. (to Sarah Simson . Well, What do you say?
>>
>> Simson. Please your Lordship, I was present when the Boy brought the
>> Shift:
>> He said he had found an old Shift; if she would have it she might; and
>> she
>> gave him Sixpence for it, and a Pennyworth of Oysters, I think, but I am
>> not
>> positive.
>>
>> Q. Have you any Thing farther?
>>
>> Simson. Please you, my Lord, I have known the Prisoner ( Elizabeth Jones
>> )
>> these sixteen Years, and have lodg'd with her four Years within a
>> Trifle.
>>
>> Q. What Business does she follow?
>>
>> Simpson. She us'd to go out a Charing 'till she set up this Business of
>> selling of Fish and Oysters.
>>
>> John Cooley .
>>
>> Guilty .
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 9th April 1746, page 10.
>>
>> This image is reproduced by permission of Harvard University Library
>> from
>> the microfilm, "The Old Bailey Proceedings", (Harvester Microform, a
>> former
>> imprint of the Gale Group, 1983). Commercial use is prohibited without
>> permission of the owner of the original.
>>
>> Old Bailey Proceedings punishment summary, 9th April 1746.
>>
>> Reference Number: s17460409-1
>>
>> The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows.
>>
>> Receiv'd Sentence of Death 1.
>> Matthew Henderson , 193.
>>
>> Receiv'd Sentence of Transportation for 7 Years, 35.
>> Eleanor Keith 130
>> Mary Field 131
>> Hester Summerton 133
>> Anne Darby 136
>> Mary Harris 138
>> Jane Carter 139
>> Mary Harris 141
>> Margaret Hudlas 142
>> John Webb 144
>> John Cooley 146
>> Sarah Wade 148
>> James O Marsh 152
>> Catherine O Marsh 153
>> Hester Hussey 154
>> Anne Debidy 158
>> John Bramston 159
>> John Farley 160
>> John Hurst 162
>> Anne Thompson 169
>> Elizabeth Foot 166
>> Robert Overbury 168
>> James Bullock 172
>> Elizabeth Lanes 174
>> Mary Wright 175
>> William Warden 176
>> Mary Carter 177
>> John Guson 178
>> Sarah Hobbs 180
>> George Steers 184
>> Anne Murphy 188
>> Elizabeth Edwards 189
>> William Hopwood 192
>> Mary Bell 150
>> Eleanor Bennett 164
>> Anne Smith 165
>>
>> To be Transported for 14 Years, 3.
>> Robert O Marsh 152
>> Thomas O Marsh 153
>> Daniel Miller 149
>>
>> To be Whipp'd 4.
>> William Pattree 140
>> William Hutchison 145
>> Elizabeth Jones 147
>> Edward Halsey 173
>> Burnt in the Hand, 2.
>> Edward Parker 132
>> Alexander Patte 161
>>
>> The Rebel Prisoners taken at Carlisle, and committed for High Treason,
>> were
>> order'd to remain.
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> Alexander M'Donald, Theft > other, 7th June 1753.
>>
>> Reference Number: t17530607-37
>> Offence: Theft > other
>> Verdict: Guilty
>> Punishment: Transportation
>>
>> 307. (M.) Alexander M'Donald , was indicted for stealing 27 pair of
>> worsted
>> stockings, 5 pair of thread stockings, 10 pair of cotton stockings, 6
>> silk
>> handkerchiefs, 100 yards of linnen cloath, 11 yards of muslin, and one
>> dimity waistcoat , the goods of William Erwin , May 12 . ++
>>
>> William Erwin . I live at Hounslow ; the prisoner was my servant to
>> carry
>> for me ; I am a Scotch pedlar . On the 11th of last month I was coming
>> to
>> London, and left some goods at Brentford, I order'd the prisoner to
>> bring
>> some of them to me to the Castle at Hammersmith ; he did not come; he
>> took
>> the goods I had left there, and others I had left at Hounslow, which
>> were
>> in
>> the room where he lay, and went off. The goods mention'd in the
>> indictment
>> were the goods he took from the 2 places, (mention'd them over.) He and
>> the
>> goods being missing, I advertised him, and them he was taken with the
>> goods
>> upon him at Morpesh ; I sent the warrant after him, he was brought up to
>> London, and the goods too ; I have got them all. (Produc'd in court, and
>> depos'd to) I took the prisoner before my Lord-Mayor, he confess'd
>> taking
>> the goods; the waistcoat was found on his back.
>>
>> The prisoner had nothing to say for himself.
>>
>> Guilty .
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> Old Bailey Proceedings punishment summary, 7th June 1753.
>>
>> Reference Number: s17530607-1
>>
>> The trials being ended, the court proceeded to give judgment as follows:
>>
>> Received sentence of death, 7.
>> William Corbee , Robert Davis , Thomas Cullingham , Ann Ellis , John
>> Ayliff
>> , Peter Tickner , and Simon Smith .
>>
>> Transported for 14 years, 1.
>> Esther Onyon .
>>
>> Transported for 7 years, 20.
>> Thomas Onyon , William Newman , John Cornhill , Docia Fife , William
>> Middleton , Andrew Johnson , Jane Brook , Charles Rex , Robert Birt ,
>> Mary
>> Perkins , John Freeman , John Cook , Josiah Barnes , Mary M'Daniel ,
>> Elizabeth Sellwood , Martha Atkins , Edward Smith , Alexander M'Donald ,
>> John Underwood , and John Holloway .
>>
>> Branded, 2.
>> Ann Cypherroot and John Stokes
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> I know this is long - but I wanted to show all persons tried on the same
>> dates.
>>
>> Mary Cooley
>>
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