the Assizes for this County and Borough

On Monday last the Assizes for this County and Borough began here, before the Right Honourable Sir Richard Ashton knt., when James Earl, convicted on the Indictments for robbing on the Highway; and Samuel Beck for a Rape on the Body of Sarah Payne, and likewise for robbing her of 1s. in silver and some half-pence, were capitally convicted, and ordered for Execution on Easter-Monday next.
++Thomas Vernon for stealing Hats from Mrs. Buckerfield of Ashby, was ordered to be transported for seven years, and Sarah Rossil acquitted.
++There was a very numerous appearance of Gentlemen at the above Assize to attend upon Sir Charles Halford. Bart. our present High Sheriff, and in the evening a grand Concert.
++In March last, Mrs. Wortley, of Boston in Lincolnshire, was brought to bed of 3 children, and on the 28th of last month, was delivered of 2 Girls and 1 Boy, so that she has had six Children in less than a year; her Husband is a Musician, and from his Infancy has been quite blind.