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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173209060001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, FOR THE City of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX; ON
<p>Wednesday the 6th, Thursday the 7th, Friday the 8th, Saturday the 9th, and Monday the 11th of September 1732, in the Sixth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>Being the Seventh SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable
<persName id="f17320906-1-person1"> FRANCIS CHILD
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<p>NUMBER VII.</p>
<p>Printed for J. ROBERTS, at the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane. M,DCC,XXXII.</p>
<p>(Price Six Pence.)</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173209060002"/>The PROCEEDINGS, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-1-person42" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . One of Mr. Joshua's Advertisements being left at my Shop in Burst-wood, as soon as I had read it, I recollected that I had seen such a Man as was therein described, and another with him, pass by my Shop the same Morning. I took 2 of my Journeymen, and followed them to Brilerecay, which is 5 Miles. We heard such Men had been there, but could not meet with them, though I searched all the Alehouses in the Town; we pursued them to Chelmsford, and at the Cock and Coach there we found them early next Morning. I read over the Advertisement to them, and bid James hold up his Head (for they both held their Heads down) that I might see if he answer'd the Description; then I told him that I believed he was the Person, he said that he was the Man that was Guilty of the Fact, and wished that he had never done it. We found upwards of 110 l. and a Brace of Pistols upon him, and another Brace of Pistols upon his Brother David, and this broken Silver-hilted Sword was taken out of a Bundle which David had in his Custody.</p>
<p>Prisoner J. B. When you first came in was the Bundle in any Body's Hands, or was it lying on the Table, you or not?</p>
<p>Swain. It was in David's Lap, or under his Arm as he sat, and the Sword was taken out when we were before the Justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-1-person43" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My Master, Mr. Swain, took me with him to pursue the Prisoners. Hearing at Billericay that they were gone forward, we took Horses at Midnight, and followed them to Chelmsford, where we found 'em next Morning. When they saw us, they hung down their Heads; says my Master to James, Hold up your Head, that I may see if you answer the Description in the Advertisement, I am afraid that you are the Men; yes, answer'd James, I am be indeed, and I wish I was not. I saw about 110 l. taken from James, and a Watch and a Snuff-box and 3 Gold Rings. When Mr. Jeffries came down, he asked James why he took the Pistols? And James said, We were resolutely bent to lose our Lives rather than to be taken.</p>
<p>J. B. No, I said the Pistols and Sword were taken not with a Design to hurt any Body, but only to strike Terror.</p>
<p>D. E. Was not the Bundle from whence the Sword as taken lying on the Table when you came in?</p>
<p>Smith. No, I think you had the Bundle under your Arm.</p>
<p>Swain. I and Smith went in together, David then had the bundle, I think it lay on his Lap, with his Arm on it thus -</p>
<p>J. B. It lay on the Table, but when we were going before the Justice, they bid my Brother take it up and carry it, which he did, and so it came to be under his Arm.</p>
<p>Francis nut, Constable. On Thursday the 20th of July, about 6 in the Morning. Mr. Swain, a Periwig maker of Burntwood, came to me with an Advertisement, and told me, that he had heard the Prisoners were at the Cock and Coach. I took Assistance, and went in first ; I looked in at the Door a Minute, and saw they were buying 2 Whips of a Sadler, and they said they had hired two Horse for Colchester. I told James I was come to take him up for robbing his Master, a Hair Merchant, on Snow-Hill. The Neighbours said, Take care, he has put Pistols. I demanded the Pistols, and he let me take them quietly, and seemed to be very much surprized; says I, if you are not the Person you need not be afraid, for you can come to no harm; I wish I was not, says he, but to show you that I am, I have all the Effects, and will produce them. Then he pulled out a handful of Gold, and some other things, the particulars of which I wrote down for my own Security ; there were eight Pieces of Foreign Gold of 3 l. 12 s. each, I piece of 5 Moidores, 2 pieces of 36 s. each, 1 double Guinea, 12 Moidores, and 45 Guineas.</p>
<p>Mr. Jeffries. One of those Guineas was not good.</p>
<p>J. Smith. 1 Spanish Pistole, 5 Broad Pieces of 23. each, half a Broad Piece of 11 s. 6 d. 2 Quarter Moidores, 3 Bank-Notes, 1 for 100 l. 1 for 50 l. and 1 for 40 l.</p>
<p>Mr. Jeffries. I did not put those Notes in the Indictment.</p>
<p>F. Smith. 1 Silver Watch, 1 Silver Snuff-Box with a spotted Shell, 3 Mourning Gold Rings, 1 pair of Pistols; and all these Things he said were the Property of his Master Jeffries. My Assistant took another Pair of Pistols from David.</p>
<p>Court. Who had the Bundle ?</p>
<p>F. Smith. I can't say, it was either in David's Lap, or lay by him.</p>
<p>D. B. Did not you order me to take the Bundle and carry it before the Justice?</p>
<p>F. Smith. I don't remember that I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-1-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I assisted to take them; they seemed much concerned. When I went in first the Bundle was on David's Knees, but he preseurly laid it on the Table. I saw the Money and Goods taken from James, and a pair of Pistols from David.</p>
<p>Court. You hear the Charge, Prisoners; What have you to say in your Defence?</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-1-person45" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 'Tis easy, my Lord, for a Man who knows his own Innocence to find Words to defend himself; but how difficult a Task is this for one who, like me, is loaded with Guilt? One who is sensible of having committed a Crime of so high a Nature against two kind and generous Masters. Yet I hope there are some Circumstances of Alleviation to be found. I will appeal to my Master himself, if I have not, during the time I have been in his Service, behaved myself with Honesty and Integrity in all Thing, except in this one unhappy Instance. 'Tis not possible to
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<p>D. B. I call'd on my Brother the Day before we went away together, and he desired me to take a Walk with him in the Country next Morning, and I accordingly met him about 5 o'Clock, for I was out of Place, and my Time was at my own Disposal. He gave me a pair of Pistols, and a Bundle to carry for him; but he did not tell me how he came by them, nor did I know any thing of the Fact.</p>
<p>Court. Was the Sword put up in that Bundle so as not to be seen? Swain. Yes; it was a Bundle of soul Linen; there were 5 or 6 Shirts in it, and the Sword-blade was broke off pretty short. The Jury
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner. I have made several Pins; is there any Mark upon this Pin that you can swear it to be yours?</p>
<p>Brewer. I know it to be mine; it fits the Key and the Iron-bar of my Window; I am sure I put it in over-night and key'd it, and it was not there in the Morning, when I found my Cellar-door open.</p>
<p>Prisoner. But has it no particular Mark that you know it by? For one Pin may be like another.</p>
<p>Brewer. I know this, that after it was found upon you, you said, Now I am a dead Man. And when I came to look on my Till, I found by several Marks that there had been an Attempt to break it open.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-15-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Court. How then do you know that the Prisoner is the Man who was taken in Ashley's Yard? Graham. The People brought Candles; some of them had got Spits, and run him into the Leg, upon which he cry'd out, For God's Sake don't use me thus, and I'll surrender myself. I told him I thought they had not hurt him much. Yes, but they have, says he, so much, that I believe I shall not be able to walk to the Watch-house; but I wish I may die of my Wounds before I come to be try'd, for my poor Father's Sake, because I have requited him so ill for his Kindness in getting me off from Transportion. I took these Scissars and this Pin of the Window out of his Pocket. Court. Did you hear him say any thing about that Pin when you took it from him? Graham. I don't remember that I did; but when he was before Sir
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<p>Prisoner to the Prosecutor. Who was present when the Pin was found? Who heard me say that I was a dead Man?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. You did not say those Words the Minute the Pin was taken upon you, but it was when you was brought into Mr. Dighten's House, and he was present; but he is not here now.</p>
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<p>Court. Did he say any thing upon finding the Pin? Astly. Not that I know of. Court. Could the Prisoner come any other Way into your Yard than over the Prosecutor's Wall? Astly. No, for none of our Doors were open.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was drinking at the Prosecutor's House over Night, and going away about 12, very much fuddled, I met a Woman by Mr. Astley's Door, and somebody coming along while I was talking to her, she desir'd me to go backwards into the Yard. The Prosecutor is one of a spiteful, malicious Character, and he was said to be concern'd in concealing Mr. Hossel, who was try'd for stealing Bank Notes. As for the Things that were found upon me, they are all Materials that I use in my Trade as a Locksmith. Court. Did you use the Lancet in that way too? Prisoner. No, I used that as a Surgeon; for I studied Blooding, and some other Parts of Surgery, as well as making Locks. When I was carried before Sir
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<p>[Then the Will was read in Court, and it agreed with the Copy of it in the Indictment.]</p>
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<p>Council. Here Mrs. Robinson, did you know
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<p>Council. Look on that Paper; what is it?</p>
<p>Robinson. 'Tis the Will of
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<p>Council. Did you see him execute it?</p>
<p>Robinson. Yes. I sign'd my Name. Here it is as a Witness.</p>
<p>Council. Where?</p>
<p>Robinson. At the Prisoner's House in Queen's-Head Alley, in Wapping.</p>
<p>Council. How long ago?</p>
<p>Robinson. About 4 Years.</p>
<p>Council. Are you sure 'twas but 4 Years ago? What Ship did
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<p>Robinson. The Forbidge.</p>
<p>Court. Why this proves the second Will.</p>
<p>Council. Here,
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<p>Macafy. Yes.</p>
<p>Council. Who Signed that Will?</p>
<p>Macafy. I saw one they called
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<p>Council. Where?</p>
<p>Macafy. At the Prisoner's House.</p>
<p>Council. When?</p>
<p>Macafy. About 4 Years ago.</p>
<p>Court. Have you any more such Witnesses?</p>
<p>Council. We have some to prove that
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<p>Court. When was this?</p>
<p>Philpot. I don't know the Time.</p>
<p>Court. Then you might as well have said nothing.</p>
<p>- Barns. I live at the Flying-Horse at Gravesend ; and that Day as
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<p>Court. And how came you to remember so exactly, that it was the 30th Day? Have you any particular Reason for it? Might it not have been on the 28th?</p>
<p>Barns. I remember it was the last Day of the Month.</p>
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<p>Officer. My Lord, here's this Man,
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<p>A Gentleman. Yes, my Lord, I heard him too.</p>
<p>Court. Swear those two Persons. [Th sworn.] Now what did you hear him say?</p>
<p>Officer. He bid them remember the Day of the Month, and he named some Day, but I forget what Day it was.</p>
<p>Gentleman. I heard him say, Remember the 30th of November.</p>
<p>J. Wass. Suppose I did, I hope there was no Harm in that.</p>
<p>Court. No harm, Sir? When a Man's Life is at Stake, are you to put Words in the Witnesses Mouths, and direct them what to swear? Officer take him into Custody.</p>
<p>Wass. My Lord -</p>
<p>Court. Take him away to Newgate.</p>
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<p>Miss Rogers. The Deceas'd sent me down Stairs for a Chair and a Shovel; and as I was coming up with them, she swept the Dust in my Eyes. Pray don't sweep it in my Eyes, says I; but I will, says she, because it's my Pleasure. Then I'll tell my Father, says I, for you know he wont suffer such Things; if we do any thing amiss, you ought to acquaint him with it, and he'll correct us. I don't care a Pin for you nor your Father neither, says she. And then my Father came in, and ask'd what was the Matter? and I told him. This is always the Trade, says my Father, when I am cut of the Way; you can never let the Children alone. She said she would do so again if she had a mind to it. My Father told her, then she should not stay in his House any longer. But she would, she said, and gave my Father a great many ill Words; and so my Father took her by the Arm to lead her out. She was very full of Liquor, and stagger'd much; her Foot hitch'd against the Door, and she fell with her Stomach against the Chair, and then with her Temple against the Grate.</p>
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<p>Mr. Sadler, Surgeon. Coming home on July 7. about 10 at Night, I found the Deceas'd in my Surgery. He had a Wound in the upper-part of his Head to the Scull, but without any bad Symptoms of Vomiting, &c. In 6 or 7 Weeks the Wound was near healed ; and then he omitted coming to be drest for 2 or 3 Days. I enquir'd the Reason of it, and was told, that he was a little Melancholy, which I did not like; but his Friend said, he believ'd it only proceeded from his being frighted at hearing me talk of an Exsoliatim, which he thought was something terrible to be done to him. I assured his Friend that it was only a slight Operation, and shew'd him the Nature of it, and that it might come off with a Plaister; but still the Deceas'd was afraid to come. In a few Days I went to him, and found he was better, and therefore only advis'd him to keep on the Plaister. On the 8th of August Word was sent me that he had had a it; I thought a bad Symptom, and advis'd that a Physician might be sent for. I propos'd a Trefining, that is, opening the Scull, but his Friends were all against it. However, I sent for another Surgeon, but he could not come, and the Deceas'd dy'd about 4 next Morning. I open'd his Scull, and found the Membranes of the Brain inflamed. I made an Incision in the Brain, and discharg'd a quantity of faetid corrupted Matter, which is generally occasion'd by a Shock or Blow of something heavy and which I thought was the Cause of his Melancholy.</p>
<p>Court. If he had come regularly to have been drest, do you think that his Death might not probably have been prevented?</p>
<p>Mr. Sadler. I doubt it; I think all the Chance we had for saving his Life would have been to have open'd his Scull sooner.</p>
<p>Dr. Smithson. On the 8th of August, I heard the Deceas'd had had a sort of a Fit; I found him stupid, dull, and almost senseless. Trefining (or as the old Term is, Trepaning) was propos'd, but his Mother said, She had rather he should die quietly than go thro' that barbarous Operation. As this would not be suffer'd, I fear'd he was past Relief, except a brisk Purge had a good Effect. I
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<p>Prisoner. The Deceas'd came out and struck Darby 2 or 3 times.</p>
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<p>They were a second time Indicted for
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<p>First Indictment.</p>
<p>The Prosecutor being a Frenchman, a Gentleman was sworn to interpret betwixt him and the Prisoners.</p>
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<p>Kirk. I ask'd the Prosecutor if he knew the Marks of his Watch? And he describ'd it to me, and said the Maker's Name was Lugg, and he shew'd me a Piece of String that match'd with the String of the Watch. Sutton told me of the robbing this Man in Marybon-fields, and by Sutton's Information I found this Watch at the Rose in Stanhope-street, where it was pawn'd for 38 s. which I paid, and took it out.</p>
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<p>Court. The Prosecutor swears, not that he left the Knee-Buckle when he was down, and you were all about him, but that you were going away, and then one turn'd back, and took it from him as he was rising.</p>
<p>Sutton. Booth took the Watch and Glass, and the Pocket-Piece, and I took the Money. That Day as I was taken ( which is 6 Weeks ago) I came from Paddington-Fair with the 2 Prisoners, and parting with them near my Lord Bingly's House, I had not gone far, before I was apprehended by 3 or 4 Men, who carried me to the House of one Brock*, in
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<p>* Alias Brogdon Poplet.</p>
<p>Court. Those People ought not to take upon them to prepare and draw up Informatons, and to settle among themselves whatever they design the Informist shall swear before a Justice, or in this Court. Informations are to be taken before a proper Magistrate, that the Publick may be satisfied, that no unfair Practices have been made use of.</p>
<p>Patrick. Whither did we go after the Robbery?</p>
<p>Sutton. To an Alehouse in Holborn, where I never was before, there we had 2 full Pots of Beer. From thence we went to the King's Arms, the Corner of Laurence-Lane, in St. Giles's, where we lay all 4 in one Bed. I pawn'd the Watch in the Name of
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<p>Will Booth. We all met at one Buck's, a Gin-shop in St. Giles's, where we use to drink; and from thence we went towards the Bason in Marybon-fields, where we met this French Gentleman. Patrick held a Pistol to his Head, they struggled, and Patrick knock'd him down with the Pistol. I took his Watch, and a Copper Pocket-Piece, and Glass; Sutton took his Handkerchief, Hat, and 3 s. 6 d. and Meeds took his Shoe-buckles, and one Knee-Buckle, and tore the Garter off with it. Then we went over the Fields, and hid the Hat by a Bank; so to the Two Brewers in Holborn, where we had 2 Pots of Beer, and then went to the King's-Arms in Laurence-Lane, where we all lay in one Bed for 1 s. Next Morning Sutton went to the Three Cocks, near Hicks's-Hall, and pawn'd the Hat for 2 s. 6 d. the Buckles in Chick-Lane for 3 s. 6 d. and the Watch by Clare-Market for 38 s. and I sold the Pocket-Piece for 10 d. in Holborn. Then we went to an Alehouse over the Water, kept by Meeds's Mother's Acquaintance; there we eat Bread and Butter and Cucumbers, and drank Bottled-Ale, and shared the Money: We threw away the Handkerchief, and threw the Knee-Buckle over St. George's Church, and the Pocket-Glass over a House in Holborn.</p>
<p>Patrick. Where were we the Night before the Robbery?</p>
<p>Booth. At Buck's Gin shop, where we all met, and where we use to be Night and Day.</p>
<p>Patrick. At what Hour was the Robbery committed?</p>
<p>Booth. About 9 or 10 at Night.</p>
<p>Patrick. After we were taken, Will James,
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<interp inst="t17320906-26-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the Thief-Takers, sat drinking with us, and Will James call'd me aside, and desir'd me to be an Evidence. He told me they had treated Sutton with Fowls, and next Morning they gave him leave to go to his Father's, and he run away; and that if I would be an Evidence, he would get me part of the Reward, and be bound Body for Body that I should be out of Prison the Day after the Sessions.</p>
<p>Meeds. I have several Persons to my Character.</p>
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<p>Jos. Martin. I have known him 3 Years; I have seen him go out in the Morning, and return at Night in his working Cloaths, and I know nothing to the contrary, but that he went to work. I have trusted him in my House when I have had 100 l. worth of my Lord Grantham's Goods under my Care, and I never miss'd any thing.</p>
<p>Mrs. Lorain Haycock. I have known him these 15 Years, and have always liv'd in the same Neighbourhood, but never heard the least of him before. He has been married
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<p>Second Indictment.</p>
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<p>Sutton. We robb'd the Prosecutor by Scavender [Cavendish] Square, and cut off her Pocket. There was a Fan and a gilt Snuff-Box in it, and some other odd Things. We tore the Fan and the Pocket, and threw them away. We attack'd her as she was coming from Owen's (the Half-way House from Marybon) she stept aside, Patrick held a Pistol to her, she scream'd ; Meeds hit her in the Face, she fell down, and we cut off her Pocket. I kept the Snuff-Box all Night, and next Morning we went to a Gin-shop in St. Giles's, and from thence to Will How's.</p>
<p>Booth. We met the Prosecutor by Scavenger-square, and said one to t'other, Let's rob her. Patrick held a Pistol to her; Sure, says she, you are not Rogues? Yes, but we are, said we. Sutton hit her in the Face.</p>
<p>Court. Are you sure it was Sutton? for he swears it was Meed.</p>
<p>Booth. I can safely swear it was Sutton. Besides other Things, we took a Pocket-Piece from her with a V o' top on't. Then we went over the Fields, sat down in the Grass, search'd the Pocket, and then tore it, and threw it away. Sutton kept the Box all Night. Next Morning we went to the Gin-shop, and from thence to Will How's; Sutton and Patrick went out with How, and borrow'd 7 s. 6 d. on the Box.</p>
<p>Patrick. While we were at Will How's, Sutton came in, and said he had got the Box from his Sister, and therefore would treat us.</p>
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<p>Booth. Sutton and I with the Prisoners, went round Grosvenor-Square, and seeing no body but the Prosecutor, Patrick and Meeds went and got before her, by the End of Little George-street, and stopt her. Says she, What do you want? And, says Patrick, What, are you saucy ? And with that he cut her over the Head with his Pistol. So that the Blood ran down. She cry'd out and Meeds cut her Pocket off. There was 3 Guineas, an old Handkerchief, and a Pair of Gloves in it. I found no more Money, but Meeds, I believe, had finger'd her Pocket first, and then bid me take it. As we were going away, Viner White turned back and pull'd off her Apron. When we came to a Lamp in Piccadilly, we took out the Things. I had the 3 Guineas. We threw the Gloves over the Rails of a Gentleman's House; and then we went to a Gin shop in Drury-lane, over-against Short's Gardens ( where we knew the People usually got up by 2 in the Morning.) There we pawn'd the Handkerchief for Half a Pint of Gin, and staid till 8 or 9 a Clock; and from thence we went to the Goat in Newport-Market, and got some Steaks for Breakfast.</p>
<p>Viner White. Booth has ow'd me a spite ever since I beat him in the Skettle-Ground.</p>
<p>Sutton. We robb'd the Prosecutor in Grosvenor-street by the Corner of Little George-street. Patrick struck her on the Head with a Pistol, and knock'd her down. Meeds cut her Pocket, in which was 3 Guineas, a Handkerchief, and a Pair of Gloves. Then we went over White-Conduit Field, and so to a Gin-shop in Drury-lane, where we pawned the Handkerchief.</p>
<p>Court. Was there nothing else taken from her?</p>
<p>Sutton. No, nothing.</p>
<p>Court. The Prosecutrix swears, and so does Booth too, that one of you turned back, and pull'd off her Apron.</p>
<p>Sutton. I believe there was an Apron, now I think on't.</p>
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<p>W. Booth. I and the 4 Prisoners were at Buck's Gin-shop in St. Giles's all Day, and at Night we concluded to go a robbing. We went up Tottenham-Court Road, and near the Halfway-house, betwixt Hampstead, and Kentish-Town, we met this Parson (the Prosecutor.) Patrick had one Pistol, and I another. Patrick went up to the Parson, and bid him stand; and then searching one of his Pockets, took out 3 s. and some Halfpence, and two Farthings ; and Meeds searching the other, found 3 Half Guineas. I saw the Parson throw something down, and asking him what it was that he threw away, he said, he threw away nothing. Yes, but you have, says I; and stooping down, I found it was a Silver Snuff box. I took it up and gave it to Vaughan, and he afterwards gave it to his Creature, who is now in Newgate, and she sold it for 6 s. and brought us the Money. It was
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<p>White. Was I there?</p>
<p>Booth. Yes.</p>
<p>Patrick. Who held the Pistol to the Parson?</p>
<p>Booth. You did.</p>
<p>Patrick. Of what Size were they that robb'd you?</p>
<p>Smith. They were all Boys of a small Size.</p>
<p>White. I had known Booth but a Fortnight, by playing at Skettles with him, and happening to meet with him and some others, as he was going Home, I bore him Company, and by the Way we met this Gentleman the Parson; but as soon as I perceiv'd they intended to rob him, I ran away. I have several People to my Reputation.</p>
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<p>Bartholomew Harnet. I hope your Lordship will please to give me Leave to discover something of my own Character, which some body here has vilified. I have a Letter sign'd by the Mayor of Cork, and several other worthy Gentlemen, which will satisfy -</p>
<p>Court. Let your own Character alone for the present, and tell the Court what you have to say against the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Harnet. I lodge in London Alley in Moorfield's. I had Occasion to go to one Citon's, who keeps the Harp and Crown near Iron-gate. When I came from thence it wanted 10 Minutes of 10 a Clock at Night. I lost my Way as I was going Home, for I was a Stranger in Town, it being but 10 Weeks since I came from Ire-land. Somewhere or other I met the Prisoner, and asked him which was the Way to Bishopsgate-street. He said, that the Way I was going was one Way, but not the right Way. I told him I would give any Body a Penny or Two-pence to shew me. He offer'd to go with me himself, and I consented. Then he carried me
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<p>Harnet. Yes; I took Notice of him by the Lights at Peoples Doors as we came along; he had a black Complexion, and bushy Hair, and his Hat was flap'd ; and after he had robb'd me, I recollected that I had seen him twice or thrice playing at Cudgels at the Ring in Moorfields ; and next Day I saw him there again, and so I took a Constable and apprehended him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-30-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Constable. The Prosecutor came to me towards the Evening, and told me, that he had been robb'd the Night before by a Man whom he had just then seen at the Wrestling-Ring in Moorfields. I went with him, he shew'd me the Prisoner, and I took him, and carried him to the King's-head Tavern ; there the Prosecutor desir'd me to search him, which I did; and in his right-side Coat-pocket, among some Goosberries, I found this Silver Buckle; the Prosecutor said, it was the Buckle that he lost, and that he had the Fellow to it.</p>
<p>Harnet. Yes, my Lord, and here it is, they are both mark'd B H.</p>
<p>Justice Harwood. When the Prosecutor was before me, he gave the same Account of the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Coitham. My Lord, there is one
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<p>Court. Where is this Yates?</p>
<p>Hoare. He was only my Assistant. I believe he's at Doctor's Commons ; if your Lordship thinks fit, I'll step and see for him.</p>
<p>Court. Aye, pray do.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-30-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Long-Alley, next Door to where the Prosecutor lodges. On the 9th of July, between 10 and 11 at Night, he came to my House, and gave me the same Account of his being robb'd, as he has done now; and he said the Fellow was a thin Man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-30-person297" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prosecutor is my Lodger: I was not within when he came home, but hearing he was at Mr. Lewis's, I went to him, and there he told me the same Story. He had receiv'd a Letter from his Wife at Cork, desiring him to go to Mr. Caton's, by Tower-hill, and that was the Occasion of his going thither.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-30-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As I was going over Middle-Moorfields, near the Tentor-Ground, the Prosecutor was asking 2 Men what a Clock it was? I told him past 10. Says he, I have been robb'd just by the Wooden House (for so he call'd the Booth.) I walk'd with him towards his Lodging, and there he took me by the Arm and Ing'd me in, and said he lodg'd there. Then he call'd for a Quartern of Gin, and ask'd me my Name? I did not know what he meant by it; I was almost afraid that he intended to charge me with the Robbery, tho' as it happen'd he did not; but he pull'd some Silver out of his Fob to pay for the Liquor. I wonder'd how that Money escap'd the Hands of the Man who robb'd him.</p>
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<p>Court. Swear him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320906-30-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Constable call'd me to assist him in taking the Prisoner. We and the Prosecutor went towards the Ring; the Prosecutor bid us stay where we were, while he went to look for the Prisoner: He staying some time, I went to see for him, and as soon as I met with him, says he, I'll come presently, for I see the Man, and the Buckle upon him.</p>
<p>Court. How could he see it upon him if it was in his Pocket?</p>
<p>Yates. His saying so made me think it was a Girdle-Buckle, and that the Man had got it fasten'd to his Belt in the Wrestling Ring. I went back to the Constable, and the Prosecutor soon after came and call'd us, and shew'd us the Prisoner, and so we took him, and carried him to a Tavern. While we were there, as I was sitting at the Prisoner's left Hand, and the Constable at his right, the Prosecutor desir'd us to search him; I searched the left Coat-Pocket next me, and found nothing; but the Constable searching the right, pull'd out some Goosberries, and a Silver Buckle.</p>
<p>Hoare. When I found the Buckle the Prisoner was in a great Consternation, and said I put it in.</p>
<p>Court to the Prosecutor. Upon your Oath, when you saw him at the Ring, did not you put the Buckle into his Pocket?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, indeed, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. What then did you mean when you said, you saw it upon him?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I never said so.</p>
<p>Yates. He said those very Words to me.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Have you any Witnesses to prove where you was at the Time he swears the Robbery was committed?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes, my Lord, several.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Maxstead. As they were going out the Watchman went past 11.</p>
<p>Mrs. King. I dress'd the Supper. He came between 8 and 9, and staid till 11.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I have 30 or 40 People ready to speak to my Character.</p>
<p>Court. There is no need of calling any. But you, Sir, [ to the Prosecutor ] have need enough to call somebody to your Reputation. What Business do you follow?</p>
<p>Harnet. I have not been long in England ; I kept a Brandy-shop in Cork; but being charg'd with Running Goods, I was forc'd to abscond.</p>
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<p>Court. Was you acquainted with them? 'tis very strange that they should talk of such Things in so publick a manner.</p>
<p>Smith. I had drank with them at that House before; not that I was ever concern'd with them in any Robberies: But they were making their Brags of these Robberies before several Women in the Yard.</p>
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<p>Wallis. I said no such thing.</p>
<p>Cooper. You said, it was very good Bread; and Smith said, Aye, so it is, you have sworn one away already; but have you got your Dosson ready? And you made answer, and said, Yes, by God have I; for I said it last Night instead of my Prayers.</p>
<p>Smith. I was not at the Queen's Head last Night.</p>
<p>Matthews, the Constable. You was there several Hours; I saw you there myself.</p>
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<p>Justice Ricards. The Prisoner Macgrady was first taken: He desir'd to be made an Evidence, and made a voluntary Confession on the 6th of August, which was taken in Writing, read to, and then sign'd by him. 'Tis here in Court.</p>
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<p>Justice Ricards. On the 11th of August, the Prisoner Perkins sent to me from New Prison, and made a Confession, which was likewise taken in Writing, and is in Court.</p>
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<p>James Townsend. On Thursday the 17th of August, about 10 at Night, I had Word brought me, that a Constable was wanted to take a Street-Robber. It being my Watch-Night I took a Watchman with me, and went to the Bullhead Alehouse by Smithfield, and there I found the Prisoner Sharp and the Prosecutor. The Prosecutor told me, that he had been robb'd, that Sharp knock'd him down; that he recovered himself, and thought he should have made his Part good with them, but they knock'd him down again, and that some of them (but he knew not which) took 2 s. 2 d. Halfpenny from him. I desir'd Sharp to confess if he was guilty, but he said he was innocent, and that he was Servant to Capt. Thorold, and could give an Account of himself. Next Day, being Friday, he was committed to Newgate. The Prosecutor got a Warrant for the other two; one he said was a Piper, and the other (whose Name he said was Henly) was a Dancer at Tottenham-Court-Fair. I went to the Fair, and waited for them; Mills was taken that Night, and Henly on the Sunday Morning following. When the 3 Prisoners were examined, they contradicted one another a little about their Acquaintance.</p>
<p>I examin'd into the Prosecutor's Character; he said he serv'd his Time with Mr. Hopkins a Cooper in Thame-street, who had been dead 20 Years; but I met with Mrs. Hopkin's Son, who said, he knew the Prosecutor, and had employ'd him. I enquir'd of several other Coopers in and about Thames-street, who said, he was a very honest Fellow, and a good Workman, but that he lov'd a Pot.</p>
<p>- Evans. I live in Neals-Yard in St. Giles's, near the Prosecutor. On Thursday Morning he came to me, and shew'd me that his Hand was lame; he said, that he had been robb'd over Night in Marybon-fields ; that the last Place he was at in Marybon was Mrs. Taylor's House, where he had earned 1 s. I told him of a House of ill Fame in Marybon; we went thither to look for the Prisoners, but not finding them, we went from thence to Tottenham-Court-Fair, where we
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<p>The Defence of the Prisoners.</p>
<p>Sharp. When the Prosecutor took me up at the Bull-head in Smithfield, he said, he believ'd I was the Man, but could not swear it. Upon which I told him, I'd make him pay for false Imprisonment. Nay then, says he, right or wrong I'd swear it.</p>
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<p>Another. Mills and I play'd together that Night, and Henley danced at Mr. Smith's Booth, and they were not out of the Booth from 7 to 10.</p>
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<p>Court. Did not they come to Seize for Rent?</p>
<p>Dodderidge. I did not ask them; I ow'd but for part of a Quarter's Rent.</p>
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