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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173704200001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE SESSIONS of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, FOR THE City of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX, ON
<p>Wednesday the 20th, Thursday the 21st, Friday the 22d, and Saturday the 23d of April, 1737, in the 11th Year of his MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>Being the Fourth SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Hon. Sir JOHN THOMPSON, Knt. Lord-Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1737.</p>
<p>NUMBER IV.</p>
<p>Printed for J. ROBERTS, at the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane M,DCC,XXXVII.</p>
<p>(Price Six-Pence.)</p>
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<p>AT THE</p>
<p>Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, For the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>A Capstick. Witness E. Downs.</p>
<p>With intent to defraud
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<p>Q. Do you know from whence she took them?</p>
<p>Boreman. She took them out of the Drawers, by my Bed-side.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see them last, before they were missed?</p>
<p>Boreman. I saw them the Day before.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any Thing of your own Knowledge, concerning the Time or Manner of taking these Goods?</p>
<p>Boreman, I was not sensible of any Thing 'till she came to my Pockets for the Key of the Closet Door, where the Money lay; 'twas this that 'wak'd me: She opened the Closet Door, and took the Box that held the Money, and was going down Stairs with it; I heard her brush along, and being surprized I got up, and ran directly to the Closet, but the Box of Money was gone. I thought it must be some body that knew my Room very well; and I suspected the Prisoner, because she is a Person of a very ill Character.</p>
<p>Q. When did you take her up?</p>
<p>Boreman. Nine Days afterwards: And the Moment she saw me, she own'd every Thing: She got my Hood upon her Head, and my Handkerchief about her Neck. The Prisoner Calwell told me, all the rest of my Things were in her Room, and there I found them: She gave me the Key her self to look for them. This Piece of Gold I had from him, he said he had it of Doll, and she own'd it was one of the Pieces she took out of my Room. And have not you lost some Cups and Salts, says he, I told him, I believed he knew very well what I had lost. Why, says he, I ask'd her, if she had not robbed somebody of that Portugal Gold, and those Things, and she told me a Parson had given them to her.</p>
<p>Q. What Reason had you to suspect the Man</p>
<p>Boreman. They liv'd together as Man and Wife in that Lodging, and I think the Cellar Door required so much Violence to open it, that it could not be done with her Hands alone.</p>
<p>Felton. I'll ask no Questions; I only desire to clear this innocent Man.</p>
<p>Calwell. I never wrong'd you of a Penny: Did you find any of the Goods upon me?</p>
<p>Boreman. They were found in your Lodging.</p>
<p>Calwell. 'Twas her Lodging, not mine: She was in Custody before any Thing was found.</p>
<p>Q. Did she break any Doors in Order to get in?</p>
<p>Boreman. She confess'd she broke open the outer Cellar Door, and got into the Cellar; then she came up the Cellar Stairs, and broke open the Door at the Top of the Stairs, between two and four o'Clock.</p>
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<p>Q. How did she say she got in?</p>
<p>Row. She own'd she broke open the House, and when she had taken the Money, she open'd a Ground-window, and jumping out of Window, a twenty Pound Bag fell into the Street, which was afterwards found by some People with a Candle and Lanthorn, who kick'd it before them on the Ground. After Justice Hilder had examin'd them, he committed the Woman to the Gate-house, and the Man to Tothill-fields Bridewell; they were both put into a Coach, and as they were going to Prison, they fell a fighting, and she call'd him Rogue, and swore she would do for him.</p>
<p>Felton. Did I say I would do for him? I might have done for him, if I would have sold his Blood, as you and others would have had me.</p>
<p>Calwell. Pray, Serjeant Row, have not you known me to have got Money by Recruiting?</p>
<p>Row. Yes; but not in Town.</p>
<p>Calwell. I have got 2 Guineas a Week by recruiting in Town.</p>
<p>Q. Were the Doors fast when you went to Bed?</p>
<p>Boreman. Yes, I saw them all fast after One o'Clock; then I went to Bed, and I saw them broke about Four.</p>
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<p>Felton. My Lord, all I have to say is, to desire you to clear the Innocent; then I am ready to take my Trial; he is innocent, - He is in Irons, and has had Punishment enough. Felton.
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<p>Mr. Goddin. Did not he bid you deliver them to the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Tollman. Yes, and I did so, sometime in February about the Dusk of the Evening.</p>
<p>Mr. Goddin. Did not O'Bryan tell you who he had the Skins of?</p>
<p>Tollman. Yes; he said he had them from his Uncle.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the Price you gave for these Skins, a common Price?</p>
<p>Pyke. No; it was a low Price.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did I receive any Money from you?</p>
<p>Pyke. The Prisoner was not in my Shop when the Money was paid, but he was the Person that came first to me about them.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Have not you known me many Years?</p>
<p>Pyke. In the Year 33, he and his Wife was pass'd upon me, out of the City: I was then Overseer of St. Clements.</p>
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<p>Mr. Goddin. You don't interrogate Mr. Pellisent.</p>
<p>Q. What would you have me ask him? It is incumbent upon you to shew they were your's, and that you lost them.</p>
<p>Job How. Here's three of the Skins we have sworn to already: When we first rummaged the Warehouse, we counted over these Skins, and one of them hit a Piece of Skin off my Thumb, and it bled very much, here's some of my Blood upon this Skin, - here's more upon this too, but I shall hardly swear to them. There was 1212 of them when we rummag'd the 2d of February, and when we rummag'd them the 7th or 8th of March, these Skins were missing: I believe they are Master Goddin's, by this Worm-eaten Skin, which I remember, and there's my Blood upon some of the rest; - that's a Circumstance very plain I think.</p>
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<interp inst="t17370420-6-person81" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and her Mother; the Deceased was going by the Cellar Door, and Mary Standridge call'd him down, when he came to the 3d Step from the Bottom, Ann Mudd struck him a slap in the Face, and he bid her be quiet: She had a Knife by her Side, which she pull'd out and clapp'd it down on a Cupboard which was in the Cellar: then, as he stood upon the 3d Step, she struck him again in the Face, and he bid her be quiet. Then she went and sat down in a Chair by the Fire Side, and the Deceased came down and sat in her Lap, and wanted to buss her, she would not let him, so they both tumbled together out of the Chair upon the Ground; I thought they had been playing together.</p>
<p>Q. What happen'd next?</p>
<p>Owen. The Deceased got up first, and the Prisoner when she was up went to the Cupboard where she had laid the Knife, and hurl'd something at him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what it was?</p>
<p>Owen. I can't be positive what it was; I thought it look'd like a Saucer: After this, she stood some Time at the Cupboard, and then she went to him as he stood in the middle of the Cellar, and he immediately cry'd out, O Lord! I am stabb'd! I am stabb'd! Mother! Mother! She has done for me. I ran immediately to call Standrige's Husband, but when I came back, the Deceased lay on the Ground.</p>
<p>Q. Had she any Instrument in her Hand after he complain'd of being stabb'd?</p>
<p>Owen. I saw nothing in her Hand.</p>
<p>Q. What Distance of Time might there be, between your going to call Standridge's Husband, and your Return back?</p>
<p>Owen. I was not gone above 2 or 3 Minutes, and when I came back, the Deceased lay on the Ground in his Blood.</p>
<p>Q. Was any Surgeon call'd to his Assistance?</p>
<p>Owen. I went about to see for a Surgeon, but I could not get one.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he live?</p>
<p>Owen. About 4 or 5 Minutes, he did not speak one Word after he cry'd out, he was stabb'd.</p>
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<interp inst="t17370420-6-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sitting on the 3d Step from the Bottom, when the Deceased came down and stood by me; the Prisoner came to him, and hit him a slap in the Face, and gave him another Blow or two, as he stood on the Step: She had a Knife by her Side, which she laid down on the Cupboard, and then she said she would fight him; he would not fight with her, so she sat her self down in a Chair, and he went to her, and wanted to kiss her, but she would not let him; he sat down in her Lap, and she push'd him away; then they both fell from the Chair upon the Ground, and she got up, and took some Thing off the Cupboard, and jobb'd it at him as he stood in the middle of the Cellar, he immediately cry'd out, Mother! Mother! I am stabb'd, I am stabb'd, she has done for me! The very Minute that she jobb'd, he cry'd out, and dropp'd down upon his Backside, and I ran up Stairs to call Standridge's Husband.</p>
<p>Q. After he made this Complaint, how did he fall?</p>
<p>Aggleton. He fell upon his Back-side, and I saw the Blood trickle down the Floor.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he live afterwards?</p>
<p>Aggleton. I was gone about 3 or 4 Minutes, and when I came back he was dead.</p>
<p>Q. Was he well when he came down Stairs?</p>
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<p>Mr. Justice Lambert. The Prisoner was brought before me, and I ask'd her how she could be so Cruel as to Kill her Husband? Why, say'd she, I stabb'd him in the Back with a Knife, for Funn</p>
<p>The Constable. I was sent for and found the Man Dead; I carried her before Mr. Justice Lambert, and she told him she did it for Funn. I search'd for the Knife, at that Time, and could not find it; but the next Morning her Father brought it to me, and here it is.</p>
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<interp inst="t17370420-6-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Surgeon I was sent for by the Coroner to view the Body of the Deceased: I found a large Wound between the 9th and 10th Ribs, on the right Side of the Back-bone; the Knife had penetrated into the Cavity of the Breast; the right Lobe of the Lungs was pierced quite through, and a large Blood-vessel, a large Branch quite cut off, which was the Occasion of his Death.</p>
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<p>Burn. Pray Mr. Atwood, was the Door fast?</p>
<p>Atwood. Yes.</p>
<p>Burn The Door was open; we never broke a Lock in our Lives: We had no Knives, nor any Thing to open a Door with.</p>
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<interp inst="t17370420-8-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , (the Boy) I was going of an Errand, and saw the two Prisoners, and Jones the Accomplice at Mr. Atwood's Door about 7 o'Clock, (I don't remember the Night) but Jones cross'd the way and stood still: Burn open'd the Door, and brought out the Till, and left the Door open When Burn came out with it in his Hand; Jones cross'd the way to him again, and they all went out together: Burn spoke to Ingram when he came out, but what he said I was not near enough to hear. I knew all of them, and so I told Mr. Atwood.</p>
<p>Q. Was it so light at 7 o'Clock in February, that you could know their Faces.</p>
<p>Walten. It was dark; but there was a Lamp by the Door and the Shop Windows were open. I don't know whether I could distinguish their Faces, if there had been no Lights.</p>
<p>Q. Did Ingram and Jones seem to be of the same Company?</p>
<p>Walton, Yes, they were all 3 standing together at the Door, when I pass'd by them.</p>
<p>Burn. Do you know whether the Door was latch'd or no?</p>
<p>Walton 'Twas a Hatch, and 'twas fast; I saw him lean over it and open it, tho' I cannot say I saw him lift up the Latch.</p>
<p>Burn. The Door was a Foot open, when I went to the Door: I only went in for a Farthing's worth of Small-Beer, and the Till was half in, half out, and that was not lock'd neither.</p>
<p>Ingram. Did you see me at the Door?</p>
<p>Walton Yes; I knew them all 3 very well, and saw all their 3 Faces, but did not speak to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17370420-8-person96" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About the middle of February, the 2 Prisoners and I, coming down the Street, saw Mr. Atwood's Door shut. I cross'd the Way and stood still: Burn went in and brought out the Drawer, and we ran together to the end of Bell-Alley; then Ingram perceiving that Burn's Hand was in the Drawer, - You Rogue, says he, what are you doing, and took it away from him; there was 23 s. and Eight-pence half-peny in it; if there was more, Burn sunk it while his Hand was in it. The Money was empty'd into my Apron, and at the Tobacco-Roll against St. Andrew's Church in Holbourn we shar'd it. I had 6d, less than either of the Prisoners, for they said 6d, had been lost, and so to prevent Disputes I took the Loss to my self. We had some Beef-stakes dressing then for our Suppers, but Ingram's Mother informing us that Mr. Atwood was coming upon us, we went away without eating them.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Hatch latch'd or not?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes, it was; for he push'd against it, and it would not open, then he lean'd over, and lifted up the Latch?</p>
<p>Q. On your Oath, Did you see him lift up the Latch?</p>
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<p>Burn. I never touched the Latch with my Hands, and how can he say he saw me lift it up, when he stood on the other side of the way.</p>
<p>Jones. I was not more than 3 yards distance from the Door.</p>
<p>Burn. My Lord, we had just stole some brass Weights, and the Evidence carried them to his Wife to sell for us, and he came back to us after I came out of the Shop, and said, Charles, have you made the Lob?</p>
<p>Jones. This was half an Hour before.</p>
<p>Burn. My Lord, he is an old Rogue; he brings up Youth to Thievery, and then Swears against them for the sake of the Reward.</p>
<p>Ingram. The Night this Robbery was Committed, I was at the Magpye at Holbourn-Bridge, and Burn and Jones came in there; my Mother persuaded me to go out of the way, and with long Persuasion I did: I knew nothing of these Fellows, not I. To Ingram's Character,
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<p>Ingram. If the Rogue had not Swore so heartily against me, I could have had 40 more to have appear'd for me.</p>
<p>Burn I serv'd his Majesty; but have fell into bad Company; I was just about to leave off, when the Evidence Jones Swore this against me. * My Lord, when Jones and I, and Ingram, stole the Weights, it wanted half an Hour of Dark, and he only went up the next Alley with them to his Wife, and while he was gone, we did this, so it could not be Dark.</p>
<p>* This Declaration, and the Prisoner's Questions with Regard to the Time, and the Doors being fast, were to make the Burglary doubtful.</p>
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<p>Defence. I was going along the Strand with another young Woman, and we went into this House to drink a Pint. My Companion went up Stairs to enquire for a certain Person, and I went up to enquire after her; when I came to the Top of the Stairs, the young Woman met me, and screamed out so, that I was terribly frighted: the Gentlewoman is welcome to say what she pleases, but I had nothing upon me; she did not see me drop any Thing. When the Gentleman came up Stairs, I told him I was an Acquaintance of the Witness.</p>
<p>Line. She said no such Thing.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I mean'd, I was an Acquaintance of the Woman that went up Stairs, and I only went up to look for her, and the Witness cry'd out, and frighted me, as well as her self: - pray, Madam, what Cloaths had I on?</p>
<p>Cattle. I told my Fellow Servants she had a Hat on, and a Velvet Manteel; but it prov'd to be a Scarlet Cloak.</p>
<p>Q. Was there not another Woman with her?</p>
<p>Line. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Cattle. 'Twas very Moon-light; and there's a Sky-light on the Top of the Stairs, that I could see very plainly.</p>
<p>Line. There was a Man and another Woman came in with the Prisoner, and the Woman did say, she knew something of her, but the Man did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, 'tis a House that any Gentleman may carry a Woman into, for a Pint of Wine.
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<p>She was a second Time indicted on the Coroner's Inquest for the said Murder.</p>
<p>Mr. - Jodrell. This unfortunate Affair happening in my Family, Justice Chamberlen bound me over to prosecute.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173704200010"/>Q. From the Character and Behaviour of the Prisoner, do you think she would be guilty of the Murder of her Child?</p>
<p>Mr. Jodrell. I declare I think she would not, on any Account whatever.</p>
<p>Mrs. Jodrell As Mr. Jodrell has said before, she behav'd with that Manner, that we had not the least Suspicion, till Wednesday the 23d of March, when on a little Rumour I heard in the Family, I went up into her Chamber, and by looking into her Bed, I thought a Child had been born: I came down and acquainted Mr. Jodrell with it: He desired me to take Nurse Carpenter (who has liv'd 23 Years in our Family) with me, I asked her if she had had a Child born; she fell on her knees and said, For Christ's Sake forgive me, there has been one, but 'twas born dead. I asked her, what she had done with it? She told me, it was in that Box: Upon which I order'd Nurse Carpenter (I think) to look into the Box, and she took it out, and put it into my Lap: I look'd it carefully over my self, and found no Marks of Violence, in no Manner of Kind. I asked her if she was marry'd? She said, no. I asked her who was the Father of the Child? She told me, the Under Footman,
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<p>Q. How long before you saw the Child, did you apprehend it might be born?</p>
<p>Mrs. Jodrell By her own Confession, the Day before, at 12 o'Clock. She always behav'd in so modest a Manner, that I was greatly deceiv'd in her.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think she would be guilty of so great an Offence as killing her own Child?</p>
<p>Mrs. Jodrell. Farthest from it of any one: as I am on Oath I think so.</p>
<p>Mrs Carpenter. I can give no juster an Account than what my Master and Mistress have done: I question'd her about it, and she said the Child was dead born, and that was the Reason she call'd no Assistance. I examin'd the Child, and not the least Mark of Violence, or any Thing to give Suspicion that she had done any Thing to take its Life away. I think the Child that was at its full Time, but I never saw a Child that was born before its Time, so I am not a proper Judge.</p>
<p>Mrs. Jodrell. I was at a Labour, where a Gentlewoman came 2 or 3 Months before her Time, and the Child is alive now, and a Man grown; it was her first Child; and this is the only Instance I ever saw. I have been mistaken six Weeks in my own Reckoning my self.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Chamberlen. As Mr. Jodrell has been telling you, he came to me, and informed me of this Misfortune, and I went to the House and saw the Child, and the Coroner's Inquest sat upon it: The Surgeon is in Court, and he will give a better Account of it. There is her Exation; she wrote her Name to it, and confessed it to be true.</p>
<p>The Examination and Confession of
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<p>'' This Examinant confesseth and saith, That '' yesterday she was deliver'd of a Male Bastard '' Child, which was born dead: That she wrapped '' it up in a Flannel Coat, and put it into a '' deal Box, and designed to get a Friend to bury '' it privately, that it might not be known to the '' Family. Being asked, why she did not discover '' her being with Child, saith, If any one had '' question'd her about it, she would have own'd '' the same; that she had made no Provision, nor '' told any one of her being with Child; and that '' she expected it would have been three Months '' longer before she should have been deliver'd.</p>
<p>Mr. Young. The Prisoner at the Bar was my Cook-Maid five Years; during which Time she behav'd soberly, honestly, and as virtuously as any I ever had in my Life; and I believe is very unlikely to be guilty of so cruel a Thing.</p>
<p>The Surgeon. At the Request of Mr. Jodrell and the Coroner, I view'd the Body of this Child; 'twas as fairly born as any Child in the World, and had no Marks of Violence upon it. The Coroner desired me to try the Experiment on the Lungs, which is commonly done on such Occasions 'Tis the Opinion of some, That if the Lungs float in Water, 'tis a Sign the Child was born alive, and had breathed; if they do not float, the Child was born dead. On trying the Experiment upon the Lungs of this Child, they
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173704200011"/> floated on the Water. But I think the Certainty of this Experiment may have Objections to it. As for instance, where a Child hath stuck in the Birth a few Minutes, if it comes in the natural Way, it may respire and breath a little; which Respiration may make the Lungs specifically lighter than the Water, yet the Child may die before 'tis born. And without some other Circumstances to corroborate this Experiment, I should be loth to determine thereby positively. I think the Experiment (where a Person's Life is at Stake) too slight to be built upon. The Child was perfectly fair; and I think the smothering a Child can't be effected without some external Marks.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never liv'd in any Family where any Woman lay-in, and had no Knowledge what was to be done in such Cases. I expected I should not be deliver'd in 3 or 4 Months; and when my Master and Mistress was gone into the Country, I intended to make up the Things I had by me.
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<p>Arabella Evans. If your Lordship pleases to swear Justice Frazier; he has an Account of the Goods; he has seen them all, and will be a Witness for me.</p>
<p>Q. Why can't you tell what you lost?</p>
<p>Evans. Really they are so many - There's Things of all Sorts, Damasks, Mantua Silk, Poplin, Stuff. I
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<p>Q. When did you lose all these Things?</p>
<p>Evans. She went away from me on a Wednesday, 'tis a Matter of two Months ago. She lay in the Shop, and I suppose she got my Goods, by Piece-meal and Piece-meal, when I was a-bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss them while she was with you?</p>
<p>Evans. No, no, I miss'd them after she was gone, and now I come to look over the Shop, I miss a great many Things more.</p>
<p>Q. How come you to think the Prisoner had them?</p>
<p>Evans. O my Lord, I found them upon her; they were in her Box, in her Lodging in Moore's Yard, by Church-court.</p>
<p>Q. Were they all found in her Lodging?</p>
<p>Evans. Part in her Lodging, and Part where she had left them, in order to their being pack'd up and sent off. When I own'd the Goods, she begg'd me not to prosecute her; - but why Nelly, says I, did you do so? Why the Devil pospossess'd me I think, said she. She told me that a Maid, who was an Acquaintance of her's, came to see her, and advis'd her not to cut off any more Bits, but to take the whole Pieces.</p>
<p>Q. Where were the other Things found?</p>
<p>Evans. I found some in Feather's alley. Here, why don't some of the Witnesses speak too? Why this Bundle I found at Mrs. Jane Tyree's in Feathers-alley, and the Goods in it are Part of what I lost.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she carry'd them there?</p>
<p>Evans. Why she own'd she did. Ask her upon her Oath if she did not? If you require any more Questions - I say these are my own Goods; I can say no more.</p>
<p>Prisoner. She swore to a great many of my own wearing Things; she took the very Pins and Aprons out of my Box.</p>
<p>Evans. O, the Creature! She took all my Grandchild's Frocks, which cost me 14 s. apiece.</p>
<p>Prisoner. She took the Gown off my Back, and her Pretence was, that she could match it in her Shop.</p>
<p>Evans. Pray let Mr. Justice Frazier be sworn.</p>
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<p>Q. How come you to search Tyree's House?</p>
<p>Walker. The Prisoner was in the Gatehouse, and Mrs. Tyree came to Evans and inform'd her, that probably, some of her Goods might be found in her House. I asked her if any one was concerned with her, and she told me a Maid that used to come for Victuals in a Morning, advised her to it, and not to cut Bits off, when she had the same Opportunity to take the whole Piece. She told me, this Maid lodg'd some where at an Alehouse in the Hay market, but would not say who she was, nor tell me the House; only she said, she was a Welch woman.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. It was a Woman that lay a Fortnight with me, that took them: I know nothing of them.
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<p>Richard Uriel. I only swear this Coat is mine: I carry'd it to be scower'd at Mary Myers's, and she told me it was stolen out of her Window.</p>
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<p>Myers. This is Uriel's Coat.</p>
<p>Uriel. This is the Coat I carried Myers to clean.</p>
<p>Defence. I went to Rosemary-Lane to buy a Coat, and as I was going along, I met a Man with this upon his Arm, and I bought it; 'tis a great deal too little for me indeed, but as it came cheap, I bought it; I gave 6 s. and a full Pot of Beer for it.</p>
<p>Q. This is a good Defence; can you call your Witnesses and prove it?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, I have no Witnesses.
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<p>Q. Where does your Master live?</p>
<p>Thompson. At the George in King-street, Westminster.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He was talking with two other Women when I came up to him; so I pass'd him, and 'twas he that call'd after me.</p>
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<p>Blackman. So far I can say, that the Lad is a sober just young Man, and would not do wrong to any one.</p>
<p>Q. Yes, he is sober and silly too. What Pocket did you put the Watch into?</p>
<p>Thompson. My left Coat Pocket.</p>
<p>Prisoner. As I came cross the Park, he pick'd me up, and after we had shook Hands, I parted with him; afterwards he came back, and said, I had robb'd him. I told him I knew nothing of it, and they searched me, and found nothing upon me.
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<p>Ann Oakes. The 3d of March, between 7 and 8 o'Clock at Night, I was just stepp'd about a Yard and a half from my Window to cut a Candle, and the Sash (which was pin'd down with a great Nail) was thrust up; I saw a Hand put into the Window, and that Hand took out a Silk Cap, a Hoop Coat, and an Ell of Holland, and a Bundle of Holland beside. I never pursu'd after the Thief, nor ever thought of hearing more about the Matter; but Mr. De Veil sent for me, and this Evidence informed against the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Cook. I know nothing of it; he's welcome to Swear what he pleases.</p>
<p>Piper. He was a Evidence himself last Sessions.
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<p>Ralph Maddox. I can only say I lost a Gallon Pot at that Time; I don't know who stole it.</p>
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<p>Cook. He's welcome to Swear what he pleases; I'm cast for Transportation already.
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<p>28. He was a 4th Time indicted with *
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<p>Mr. De Veil. When the Prisoner was brought before me, I did not find any Proof of the Fact charged upon him, but he was pleased to acknowledge it himself. He told me he had been in a melancholy Way, and that he did this, in Order to be Hang'd. He behav'd Modestly, but he seem'd to be in a very heavy dull Condition, and said, he wanted to get out of this Life, and in order thereto, he committed this Fact. As he confes'd the Fact, I thought it my Duty to Commit him, that it might appear whether he was compos Mentis or not.</p>
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<p>Defence. Liberty brought this Clock one Night into my Lodging, and Mr. Reeves pawn'd it for him the next Morning at this Gentlewoman's. Liberty ow'd me 4 s. 6 d. so I went to her, and desired her not to let the Clock go till she saw me, telling her that the Man owed me Money.</p>
<p>Mrs. Garton. The Prisoner and Reeves brought it to me, and the Money was paid to the Prisoner.</p>
<p>C. I would ask Mrs. Garton a Question: In the Way of your Trade (and 'tis a very bad one) don't you enter the Names of Persons who bring you Goods, and the Money you pay them, in Books?</p>
<p>Mrs. Garton. Yes. The Prisoner said it was his, and he bid me enter it in the Name of Thompson, and deliver it to none but himself.
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<p>Prisoner. I was a Bed that Night before Ten o'Clock. Pray what Cloaths had I on?</p>
<p>Orrel. The same dirty Py'd-Jacket that you have on now.</p>
<p>Prisoner. By what other Marks do you know me?</p>
<p>Orrel. By your one Eye.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Why there's more Men than my self who have got but one Eye - You are very positive Sir.</p>
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<p>Orrel I did ask this Gentleman if he could save his Life, - I said no farther than that.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you declare that you would not swear to him? You are upon your Oath.</p>
<p>Orrel. I said I was positive to the Man, when I talked to this Gentleman in the back Room.
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<p>Latchlin Ross. His Evidence was to the same Effect.</p>
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<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
<p>Haines. I was 14 last October.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Nature of an Oath?</p>
<p>Haines. Yes; I should not take a false Oath against any Body, if I do, I shall go to Hell; the Devil will have me, and I shall burn in Fire and Brimstone for ever. - We set out from Blunt's Cellar to Kensington the 10th of March; it was not quite Dark when we got there, so we walked up and down 'till Kensington Clock struck eight. Then we came to this House, and Powel took a Knife and cut the Putty from a Pane of Glass and took the Glass out; then he let some of the Glass fall down, and I took the rest out of his Hand and put it into a Cart-rut. When he had clear'd the Glass out, he took out the Silk Handkerchiefs and I took out four Pieces more, and five Pair of Stockings: then the Prisoner Starr came up, and he took out several more; how many, I cannot tell. Blunt and Drummond took out more. Powel made me try again, and I got more; but we observing a Gentlewoman to stand at some Distance, we were afraid of being discover'd, we bundled up the Things and carried them in our Bosoms and Pockets to Blunt's Cellar in Church-Lane, St. Giles's. (in this Cellar he sells Gin, and harbours Thieves and Pickpockets) When we came to Blunt's, we found there were seventy Handkerchiefs, and five pair of Stockings; that was one Pair for each of us, and the odd Pair was made a Present of to Blunt's Wife. We intended to sell all we had got the next Day, so we bundled them up again, and put them under Blunt's Bolster, and then we all went to Bed. Presently after this,
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<interp inst="t17370420-31-person257" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , Drummond's Wife came in and told us, that Blunt would certainly cheat us out of some of the Goods, because we were (all of us) drunk so William Starr went to Blunt's Bed, and would have the Goods from under his Bolster. Blunt would not part with them, but after some high Words, he threw them at him, and got out of Bed in his Shirt and charged the Watchman with Starr, and Starr charged the Watchman with Blunt. So the Discovery was made.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with this Company?</p>
<p>Haines. Not above three Months: My Father sent me to Tothill Bridewell, for stealing some Half-pence from him, and there I got acquainted with Starr. We us'd to be at Blunt's Cellar all Day, and at Night we us'd to turn out. If we had no Money he'd trust us, even to the value of 5 s. He supply'd us with Gin, and boil'd two-penny Mutton Chops for us. I came acquainted with Powel, at one Marget Fox's in Church-Lane, who was cast last Sessions for Transportation. Powel would have been glad to have been made an Evidence that he might have sav'd Starr, for Starr and he were born at Bristol, and were Townsmen.</p>
<p>Q. Does Blunt sell Gin, in his Cellar now?</p>
<p>Haines. Now - no not now, - but his Wife does.</p>
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<p>Prisoner Blunt. They did come to my Habitation with about Half a Guineas-worth of Things, and afterwards when I was asleep, they brought in more and put them under the Beds Head, and my Wife and her Sister serv'd them, out of the Gin that I keep for my own drinking, to the Value of 2 s. 4 d. farthing. I found something was under my Head, and mistrusting 'twas not
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<p>Blunt to Haines Did I ever sell any Thing for you, or take any Thing in Pawn from you?</p>
<p>Haines. Powel sold him a pair of ribb'd Stockings, but the Day before he was taken up. As he entertained us, we generally was in his Debt, so whatever we got, we brought to him, and left them with him till they were disposed of, and then we always paid him what we ow'd him. We ow'd him about a Crown when this Quarrel happen'd, and he would not be content to have 2 or 3 Pieces of Handkerchiefs, and that occasion'd this Riot. He was indeed at the taking of them, and got as many of them, as any one of us all.</p>
<p>Starr's Defence. In the first Place, my Lord, Haines and I, and 2 or 3 young Women, went to see the Men hang in Chains, and as we came back thro' Kensington, one of our Company said, there's a Chance for some Bird-ey'd Handkerchiefs; so we came to Blunt's, and resolved to set out the next Day: Accordingly next Day we went to one Adley's, and there we all din'd, and at 3 o'Clock we went to Kensington to rob this Man's Shop; we walk'd 2 Hours 'till 'twas dark, then Powel took out his Knife and cut the Putty, and took out the Glass, - so we got the Goods.</p>
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<p>Haines. My Lord, this very Soldier was in the Cellar when we all came back from Kensington: All
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<p>Prisoner. I am very innocent; 'twas the Mob that has brought me here.
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<p>* See Sessions Book, 1736. No. V.p. 147.</p>
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<p>Councel. Did not he give you some Token, some Reason to make you believe he came from your Mistress?</p>
<p>Mansfield. Yes, but if I must tell all that, I must begin the Story all over again.</p>
<p>Councel. The Prisoner is indicted, because some body has made a Fool of the Man.</p>
<p>C I remember a late Case here of the same kind: + Dr. Turners's Daughter left a Box at a Bakers, and 'twas deliver'd to a Man, who told the Baker he came from her to fetch it away. 'Twas looked upon as a Deceit, and not as a felonious taking away.</p>
<p>+ See
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<p>Councel. You don't know what was in the Trunk?</p>
<p>Mansfield. No, I did not see the Things put up.</p>
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<p>Councel. What Day of the Month was it?</p>
<p>Mansfield. I can't remember; 'tis about six Weeks ago, and it was on a Saturday between two and three o'Clock.</p>
<p>Singleton. 'Twas the 19th of March.</p>
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<interp inst="t17370420-36-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was along with the Carter, when a Man (like the Prisoner) came to the Cart for the Box from Madam Harvey: He told the Fellow he had got the Key in his Pocket, and must call for the Box, when he came up again on Wednesday. The Prisoner is very like the Man that the Box was deliver'd to, but I won't swear he is the same.</p>
<p>Councel. Do you remember what Day of the Month this was?</p>
<p>Bevis. No; 'twas on a Saturday between two and three o'Clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner. What colour'd Cloaths had I on?</p>
<p>Mansfield. A darker Colour than you have on now.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had the same Cloaths on that I have now.</p>
<p>Mansfield. I am sure he's the Man.</p>
<p>Councel. The Prisoner had been ill of the Stone and Gout, and the Day mentioned in the Indictment, was the first Day of his going abroad. About 11 o'Clock that Day, he went to a Skettle-Ground, and staid there 'till 9 o'Clock at Night, and the People we shall call to prove this, are People of Character; so there can be no Doubt of a Fraud in our Evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17370420-36-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the Prisoner the 19th of March at Mr. Prigmore's, the Sign of the Black Uncle at Cow-Cross. I saw him there between 10 and 11, and he staid there 'till between 9 and 10 at Night: He was ill of the Gravel and Stone; I carried him some Stuff, and went several Times in the Day to see how he did.</p>
<p>Q. What Day of the Week was it?</p>
<p>Dobney. On a Saturday</p>
<p>Q. How came you to remember 'twas the 19th of March?</p>
<p>Dobney. Because he was taken up the next Friday, and then I remember'd he was at this House the Saturday before.</p>
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<p>Sam Prigmore, jun. Another
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<p>Mr. De Veil. When the Prisoner was brought before me, he was very lame; his Wife and he came together, and they put their Defence upon this, - that he was at the Time when this Fact was done, so lame that he could not set his Foot to the Ground, and he and his Wife would have taken their Oaths, that he was not out that Day: but afterward, recollecting himself, he said he believ'd he was mistaken, for he had been at this Alehouse, and named some particular Persons to his Wife.
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<p>C. I hope you gave a Market Price for them.</p>
<p>Webster. I gave as much as I could afford.</p>
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<p>Hurlock. I know nothing of his having the Shoes.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Did you see me go up Stairs?</p>
<p>Hone. No, I did not.</p>
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<p>Q. Did he tell you that he and the other Person went to the House, on purpose to do this?</p>
<p>N. B. We are obliged for want of Room, to omit several very remarkable Trials, which will be publish'd on Tuesday next; among others, are the remarkable Trials of
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<p>Note. Whoever shall presume to print these TRIALS, or any Part of the same, will be prosecuted to the utmost Severity of the Law.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173704200021"/>THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE SESSIONS of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, FOR THE City of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX, ON</p>
<p>Wednesday the 20th, Thursday the 21st, Friday the 22d, and Saturday the 23d of April, 1737, in the 11th Year of his MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>Being the Fourth SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Hon. Sir JOHN THOMPSON, Knt. Lord-Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1737.</p>
<p>Printed for J. ROBERTS, at the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane. M,DCC,XXXVII.</p>
<p>(Price Six-Pence.)</p>
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<p>Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, For the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Bigg. No; I don't remember that; but he said, the other Person went up Stairs, broke open the Door, and took the Money, and brought it to him at the Bottom of the Stairs, where he waited for him, and that he received it from him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I said no such Thing; - I said nothing about his brioging down the Money.</p>
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<interp inst="t17370420-38-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Constable. This is the Money which by the Prisoner's Directions we found under the Cellar Stairs, and he said it was all that was left of it. He took it himself from the Place where it was hid, and deliver'd it to me; I told it over, - there was 14 l. 13 s. and 6 d. in it, and 'twas seal'd up before the Justice.</p>
<p>Hone. This is my Bag.</p>
<p>Constable. He directed us to the Instruments, and told us, they were the same with which Green open'd the Door and the Drawers.</p>
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