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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174301140001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'S Commissions of the PEACE, and Oyer and Terminer, HELD FOR THE CITY of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX, AT
<p>JUSTICE-HALL in the Old-Bailey, on the 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, and 19th of January.</p>
<p>In the 16th Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY OF THE</p>
<p>Right Hon.
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<p>NUMBER II.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by T. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row. 1743.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174301140002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>John Hall,</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>* George Gillet was sworn the last Day in the Room of
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<p>64. +
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<interp inst="t17430114-1-person31" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of November I had a light Dun Gelding stole out of my Grounds; it was in the Lands called the Lawn, in the Parish of Gotburst , in the County of Bucks: The Gelding was at Grass there, when I came from my Seat.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-1-person32" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner brought a light Dun Gelding, on the 2d of December, to my Mother's, at the Plough in Princess-street, by Leicester-Fields . - She keeps an Inn there; he offered it to me for Sale; I asked him how he came by it; he said, he had it of his Father to set him up in a Way of Business, because he could not give him Money: He asked me nine Guineas for it; I bid him six Guineas that Night, but he would not take it; it stood all Night at my Mother's: The next Day he came again, and then I bid him seven Guineas; he would not take it then, but he came afterwards and took the Money. About a Week afterwards it was advertis'd in the Papers; upon which I went directly to Esquire Wright's, and two of his Servants came to our House; the Horse was show'd them in the Stable, (this was the Thursday after) and delivered to them directly. - I never saw the Prisoner after the Bargain was made.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-1-person34" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Son: The Prisoner offered the House to me on the 2d of December, and sold him the 3 d to Mr Scrimshaw; I went Partners with him in the Horse, but I was not with him when he bought it. - It was a light Dun House. - There is very little Difference between a light Dun, and a pale Dun .</p>
<p>Q. Who received this Horse from Scrimshaw?</p>
<p>Mr Wright. My Servants did. - Edgar and Scrimshaw owned they had this Horse, and they delivered it to my Servants. I saw the Horse in the Stable as soon as I came Home: I did not see it delivered into the Stable by Scrimshaw or any Body.</p>
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<p>Scrimshaw . The Gelding that I delivered to Hollis, was the same Gelding that I bought of the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Father ow'd me ten Pounds, which was due to me as a Portion when I came to the Age of Twenty-one: He said he could not give me the Money, but he would give me this Horse in the Room of it; so I came to Town, and sold it.</p>
<p>Q. What is become of your Father?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I sent down to him, but he could not come up.
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<p>Mr Wright. The same Day that I lost the light Dun Gelding, my Servant lost a dark
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<interp inst="t17430114-1-person40" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . - Out of the same Lordship, but not the same Grounds. - It is the Lordship of Gotburst.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know he was lost?</p>
<p>Mr Wright. I have it from my Steward himself; I have it under his Hand. - I have the Servant here, who went down with the Horse.</p>
<p>Mr Collingridge not appearing to prove that he lost the Mare, the Prisoner was
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<p>65.
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<interp inst="t17430114-2-person45" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On Wednesday was Fortnight I saw the Prisoner come out of my Kitchen with something in her Apron, and was going up Stairs; I asked her what she had in her Apron; she said, nothing of mine: I said, I would see; she said, if I would go back again into the Kitchen, she would show me: When she came into the Kitchen, she threw the Sheet down upon the Bed.</p>
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<p>65.
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<interp inst="t17430114-3-person55" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 8th of December, a little after nine in the Morning, I missed these Things; the Door of the House was open: I saw a Woman go out of the Passage, with her Lap full of Things; but thought, she had mistook the Door, not mistrusting she had stole any Thing, but I missed them soon after; she was much about the same Stature of this Woman, but was not in the same Dress as she is now; I only saw her Back, so I cannot swear to the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That Gentlewoman's Mother cleared me, she said I was not the Woman, for she could know her from a thousand.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-3-person56" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I found these Things at Mr Carter's, in Broad St Giles's, and know them to be part of the Things that we lost; here's a pair of Stays, and a short Cloak.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-3-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I keep a Saleshop for Women's Apparel; these are the Things which were brought to my Shop by the Prisoner, the 8th of December, between 9 and 10 in the Forenoon: And I gave her 20 s. for them - Mr Hardwick came and owned them.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-3-person58"> Jane Carter
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<p>Prisoner. I bought them of one who said her Name was
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<interp inst="t17430114-3-person59" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and that she lived in Short's-Gardens; I went to this Gentlewoman's with some other Things. (for I am a Trader) says she, the Goods you sold me last were stopped, and it is very hard for me to lose my Money *; so it is for me said I, and I went with that Gentleman to enquire for
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<p>* No Sale, Exchange, Pawn, or Mortgage, of any kind of stolen Goods, which shall be sold, &c. in the City of London, or within two Miles thereof, to any Broker or Pawntaker , shall make any Change or Alteration of the Property. 1 James i. c. 21.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-3-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This Woman did come again with some other Things, the last Day of December, I knew her again; and I went with her to Shorts-Gardens , to enquire for this Clark, and there had been such an one, but she was gone about a Year before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-3-person62" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She offer'd to make it up and pay me the Money, rather than come into Trouble; but at the same Time, insisted upon her Innocence, and that she bought them honestly.
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<interp inst="t17430114-4-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Tayler, I had a pair of Black Cloth Breeches sent me to mend by Mr Keckwick, I hung them carelesly over the Shop-Door, and on Tuesday the 14th of December, the Prisoner snatched them off the Door, and run away with them: But having no Shoes on, I did not pursue him: The next Night, I hung a Waistcoat over the Door, to see if I could catch him, fastened a String to it, and nailed it to the Door, and on Saturday Night he came again, took the Waistcoat off the Door, and pulled it as far as he could for the String, so I run after him, and took him. I am sure, he is the Person that took the Breeches; because I saw him very plain, he had a Cap on, as he has now, when he took the Breeches, but when he came for the Waistcoat, he had a Hat on.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17430114-5-off24 t17430114-5-victim72"/> </persName> . On the 22d of December, in the Evening, as I was going by the Corner of Somerset-House, I felt the Shoulder of my Coat bear a little tight upon me, so I immediately turned about, and seized the Prisoner, who was quite close to me, and told him he had picked my Pocket, and should go into the next Shop with me, he told me he would not, and desired I would let him go; - there was another Person at a little Distance, who seemed to me to be of the same Complexion with this Gentleman, and knowing that they go in Gangs, I was afraid of being attacked by them, so I got him by Force into the Shop: Mr Blakey, who was passing by that Time, told me the Handkerchief was between his Feet, I stopped down and took it up; there was no Person near me who could possibly pick my Pocket, but the Prisoner: I am sure he is the Person, I know him perfectly well, I did not see him take it out of my Pocket.</p>
<p>Mr Blakey. On the 22d of December, about seven in the Evening, I was going by Somerset-House, and heard a Gentleman say, the Fellow has pick'd my Pocket. I said, Sir, secure him, and I will take care no body shall come behind you to assault you. There was a Handkerchief lying upon the Ground just by the Prisoner's Feet, said I, Sir, is that your Handkerchief, he said it was, and I think Mr Mills took it up himself, he carried the Prisoner into a Hosier's-Shop, by Somerset House ; and he was afraid of being insulted by others of the Gang, so sent for a Guard from Somerset-House, who carried the Prisoner before Justice Frasier. - The Handkerchief lay very near him, and there was nobody else near, who could possibly take it. - There was another Fellow about two or three Yards from him, who I suspected to belong to the Gang.</p>
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<p>71.
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<p>Rose Eustace. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17430114-7-victim89 t17430114-7-viclabel37"/>: On the 11th of December I missed this Linnen, and charged the Prisoner with them, and he confessed he took them.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17430114-8-person96" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner used to clean Shoes, and run of Errands for Mr Barron, and took an Opportunity of stealing this Snuff-box: He was suspected, and taken up, and owned he took it, and had sold it; the People he sold it to, took it to be Pinchbeck Mettle; they brought it to Colonel
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<p>* An Infant, infra AEtatem Infantiae, viz. Seven Years old, cannot be guilty of Felony, whatever Circumstances, proving Discretion, may appear. If he be above Seven Years old, and under Twelve Years, and commit a Felony, in this Case, prima facie, he is to be adjudged not guilty, because he is supposed not of Discretion to judge between Good and Evil; yet if it appear by strong and pregnant Evidence and Circumstances, that he had Discretion to judge between Good and Evil, Judgement of Death may be given against him. - At Abingdon Assizes , 1629,
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<p>Spurham. Hudson is clear, he knew nothing of it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-9-person110" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 24th of December I was in my Kitchen, and heard the Door crack; I went out to see what was the Matter, and saw the Prisoner Spurham upon the Stairs, with a Hand-Basket in his Hand; and as he was going out at the Door. I asked him what he did there; he said, D - n you, you Bitch, what did you disturb me for; I was asleep upon the Stairs. He went out of the House, I after him, and saw Hudson and another Man with him, and they all three run away together. I did not miss the Things till the Evening: I had no Mistrust that the Man had robb'd me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-9-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . They both confessed the having the Things before Justice Poulson; the Confession was taken in Writing, but they did not care to sign it.
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-9-person113" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 24th of December, the Prisoner Hudson brought me these two Shirts, upon which I lent him 3 s. 6 d. supposing them to be his own, and delivered them to Mr Saltwell the Owner. Spurham said he found these Things in the Fields, covered with Weeds; and Hudson said, all he knew of the Matter was, that Spurham desired him to pawn two Shirts for him, that he pawned them for 3 s. 6 d. and gave Spurham the Money. Both
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<interp inst="t17430114-10-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Christmas-Day in the Morning, between the Hours of Twelve and One, I was going Home to Bruton-Street; I had been at Smithfield to buy a Horse, and just by the New-Church in the Strand, there was a Woman standing; I asked her what she stood there for at that Time o'Night; with that a Soldier came up to me, and
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<interp inst="t17430114-10-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Christmas Eve, about twelve o'Clock, I met the Prosecutor and the Prisoner,
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<interp inst="t17430114-10-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , together, by the Royal-Oak Alehouse in the Strand; and at the End of a Street over against Somerset-House, I heard Brand ask the Gentleman to go and be a Penny towards a Pot of Beer; he said he did not care if he did, or Three Half-pence, provided they would go his Way. When we got against Exeter-street End, I laid my Hand upon his Shoulder, (I did not hold him fast) and
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<p>Q. Had you concerted any Scheme that Night to go about any such Thing?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-10-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Constable. On Christmas-Day in the Morning, between Twelve and One, I was sent for, and charged with Bland, for robbing Mr Blackwell of his Hat, and next Morning took him before the Justice, who committed him, and ordered me to go to the Colonel of the Guard, and demand the two-Prisoners whom Bland had discovered as being in company with him: And Brand owned before the Justice, that he took the Gentleman's Hat off his Head, and that it was in the Savoy Barracks. Serj. Temple was sent for, and the Hat was found there. This is the Hat (it was owned by Mr Blackwell) As I was carrying them in a Coach to Newgate, Fennell said, that Bland did propose to them both, to take his Hat off, as he said, to get them a Drink. - As near as I can remember, these were the Words; Let us go and take the Gentleman's Hat off, to give us a Drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-10-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Watchman in Bridges-Street, and hearing Mr. Blackwell call out, Watch, I came running up as fast as I could. When I came up, I found Mr. Blackwell have fast hold of Bland; upon which we carried him to the Round-house. He made a Discovery of the other two. I was present when they were brought before Col.
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Col.
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<interp inst="t17430114-10-person129" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . Brand has been about nine Months entered in my Company, in the First Regiment of Foot Guards: From that time to this, he has done his Duty, as a Soldier, well. I never had any reason to suspect his Honesty. He is a young Lad about 19 Years of Age; and I hope, if he is favoured that he will take warning by this. Ever since he has been in my Company, he has been in the Barracks in the Savoy; and by that I have a better Opportunity of knowing a Man's Behaviour than out of them. They are not confined all Night there. He was present when the Roll was called over, but he might go out afterwards. Fennell has behaved well ever since he listed , which was in April; and I believe him to be as honest a Man as lives: Extremely so; a quite sober honest Fellow.</p>
<p>Serj. W. Temple. Both the Prisoners always behaved very well, ever since they listed, which I think was in March last; and I never had any suspicion of Rognery or Villainy in either of them. I carried them before Col.
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<interp inst="t17430114-10-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Serjeant. I have known Brand about nine Months, and the other about eight Months. Brand has been in my Apartment, where he has been entrusted with Things of great Value. I never mistrusted him, nor ever missed any thing.</p>
<p>Col.
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<p>Prisoner. I lay with him 'till such time I got ready for Guard.</p>
<p>Col.
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<p>Mr Cramphorne . Brand came of very honest Parents. He lived as a Servant with me three Quarters of a Year, last March was twelvemonth, and behaved always very honestly. I never heard any other of him. He was a drunken silly Fellow to be led into this Scrape.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-11-person140" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There were two Nans. Then they both laid hold of me, the Prisoner with her Right-Hand , and the other with her Left. The Prisoner had one Arm round me, and dived with the other into the left Pocket of my Breeches; and she pulled my Shirt out before she got to my Pocket. Then they both cried out for George, but George did not come. I cried out Murder, but no Soul came. - When she found my Shirt was not a Bag, she put her Hand into my Breeches Pocket, and took hold of the Bag. There was in the Bag 35 s. She got the Bag out. I got hold of the Bag as well as she: But she had got hold of the Money part. She gave it a Jerk out of my Hand, and gave it to the other Woman, and she run away with it. Then I takes fast hold of her. God gave me more Strength then, I think, than I have had for some Years. She cried out for George ; but, thank God, George did not come. I cried out, Murder, and dragged her quite down the Alley. And just at the end of the Alley stood three Men. I said to them, Gentlemen , I am robbed by this Creature, and beg your Assistance to help me to the White-Swan-Inn at Holbourn-Bridge, where my Horses were. Two of them would not. They asked, what I would give them. I told them, I would give them what Drink they would; but as to Money, I had none. One of them said, he would take the Country Man's Part, and he went along with me; I never let go my hold of the Prisoner, 'till I came to the Tap-house at the Swan ; and there I gave him part of two Pints of Beer. I thanked him, and craved his Name. But he said, he dared not tell it me, for he should be knocked on the Head by her Bullies if he should. She was that Night carried to the Counter: And next Morning, when she came before my Lord Mayor, she said I was suddled, and that my Shirt hung out of my Breeches; and that I took her up without any Reason. - My Pocket was then buttoned up, as it is now, that one would have thought it impossible for her to have got her Hand into it. - I looked in the Bag two or three Days before, and the Money was in then. I have had no Occasion to open it since, and I am sure the Money was in it. - I always lay my Breeches under my Pillow, so that no body could get to it. - I am sure the Bag was in my Pocket when she came up to me. - The Man that assisted me said, he lived in White Fryars . I enquired at 20 Houses, and could not find him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The Man came running down the Alley with his Shirt out, and said he was robb'd ; says he to me, you are the Woman that robb'd me, for I can find no Body else. I did not touch the Man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-11-person141" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went down into the New Market on Tuesday after Christmas-Day, to buy my Husband something for Supper, and I saw that old Gentleman come and pull the Prisoner up Eagle and Child Alley, in a very indecent; Manner; his Breeches
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<interp inst="t17430114-11-person142" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . That old Gentleman was in Eagle and Child Alley the Tuesday in Christmas Week, with two other Women. - Both fair Women; one in a Cloak, and the other without: (I keep a House, or my Husband does, in Eagle and Child Alley, next Door to Mr Pauley's, an Alehouse-keeper, at the Sign of the Three Compasses.) They were first under the Lamp; and as the People came down, the Women mov'd backward and forward, and the old Gentleman stood with his Back to the Corner: I only speak this to show that there were two Women with him, and his Shirt hung a little indecently out of his Breeches; I had no Business to see what they were doing of, because it was immodest: I had a Candle in my Hand at my own Gate, and I had a thorough Sight of the Women, and I heard somebody say, Do not murder your Wife. Said he, G - d d - n her, I do not murder her. - You, honest Man! can you deny these Words?</p>
<p>Cooper. Yes, I can; I am sure I never said so.</p>
<p>Phillips. Did not you ask me to help you?</p>
<p>Cooper. Why did not you help me then?</p>
<p>Phillips. Then the Mob cried, What's the Matter, honest Man? And he said, I am robb'd! I am robb'd! I will give you a Gallon of Beer to take her away to some Place; where he said, I cannot tell. - The Woman he was pulling up the Alley was a black Woman. - There were abundance of People, black-guard Boys and Girls: Her Arm looked very big, as if it was swell'd.</p>
<p>Q. to Cooper. Did you see this Woman in Eagle and Child Alley that Night?</p>
<p>Cooper. No, I wish this Hand may rot off if! did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-11-person144" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have kept a House sixteen Years , and have trusted her in my Shop with all I had , and she never wrong'd me of a Penny; I have known her from a Child; her Father was a Black Man , and used to teach Gentlemen to Fence. - I cannot tell how long she has been from her Father and Mother. - I believe I have not seen her this Year or two, - and by what I know of her, I would trust her again with any Thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-11-person145" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I knew the Prisoner from a Child; her Mother is an honest good Woman; as to the Prisoner's Behaviour of late, I know nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-11-person146" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Church-Warden of St Sepulchre's , and at that Time I was obliged to be Church-Warden, Constable, Beadle, Watchman, and all; she came into the Watch-House indeed with her Arm bound up, that is true.</p>
<p>Cooper. I am sure I never hurt her Arm.</p>
<p>Townsend. I do not believe you did. - It was bound up from the Elbow to the Wrist; she said to the Prosecutor, how could I clasp you with both Arms, when I am a Cripple with one. - She did offer to have her Arm unbound, but I did not do it. - She did not give any Account what was the Reason of its being bound up. - The People at the Watch-House thought it was bound on Purpose to deceive them. I do not believe there was any great Matter of a Wound.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Doctor Lee gives me Stuff for it now: and when I was before the Lord-Mayor, I could not stir Hand nor Finger.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-11-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live upon Holbourn-Hill , I have lived there all my Life Time; and our Neighbourhood is become now so notorious, that we have more Thieves between our Parts and Deputy Nash's , than in any Part of the Town: The Prisoner at the Bar I know to be a common Street-Walker, and has been so a great many Years. - Plying between my House and Fetter-Lane, decoying and seducing Mankind.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-11-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I kept a Publick-House a little while ago, and Mrs Phillips, the Witness, who lives next Door to the Three Compasses in Eagle and Child Alley, and her Husband, frequented my House, and I never saw any Ill by them; but I have heard a bad Character since: As to the Prisoner at the Bar, her Character is very vile, as bad as can
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<interp inst="t17430114-12-person154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 27th of December, between four and five o'Clock, after the Candles were put out, I was standing at the Choir Door, waiting for Mr Fido; the Prisoner wanted to come by me; seeing something in her Apron that looked like a Book, I asked her what she had got in her Apron; she said, nothing belonging to me: Said I, let me see what you have; she was unwilling I should, so I took this Book out of her Apron. I believe she was in real Want, for she said, she came out of the Workhouse but a very little before.
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<p>79.
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<interp inst="t17430114-13-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had a Common-Prayer-Book for my Wife, and it being too large for a Pocket, I committed it to the Care of the Pew-Opener, and she had put it into the Church-Warden's Pew, and it was lost.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-13-person164"> Bridget Bingley
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<interp inst="t17430114-13-person164" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am an Assistant to the Pew-Opener of St Clement Danes. - I am Pew-Cleaner or Pew-Opener ; I am but a Servant of Servants; I was entrusted with these three Books, Mr Johnson's, Mrs Reeve's , and Mr Jones's; the Names were in the Books, but they are torn out, except Mrs Reeve's: I am very sure I put them into the Cupboard in the Church-Warden's Pew. Mrs Reeve's sent for me, and I went before Justice Deveil, and I said the same there as I do now: I do not know the Prisoner, but I know I lost these three Books. She owned before the Justice that she took three Books, two of them were found upon her; she owned she sold one of them for eight Pence, and another she sold for a Shilling: And when she came to sell the other, the Woman stopped her. This is Mr Johnson's: This is Mrs Reeves's: This is Mr Jones's. I know them very well, I have had them so often in my Hands.</p>
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<persName id="t17430114-13-person165"> Mary Reeve
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<interp inst="t17430114-13-person165" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On Tuesday the 4th of January in the Evening, I heard my Common-Prayer Book was stopped by Mrs Wood. my Name being in it, and they could not take the Name out without making the Book imperfect. I went before Justice Deveil in the Morning; and the Prisoner owned she took three Books out * of the Church, and that this was one of them: This is my Book.</p>
<p>* Stealing any Thing out of a Church, is a capital Offence; but the Prosecutors in this, and the former Trial, had so much Compassion on the Prisoners, as not to make that Part of the Charge; which if they had, these poor Wretches must have received Sentence of Death.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-13-person166" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Turn-slile-Alley, by Long-Acre. (I deal in Goods, I do not deal in Books) On Tuesday the 4th of this Month, the Prisoner brought this Book to me, which is Mr Johnson's; she asked 18 d. for it, and I gave her a Shilling; then she brought this Book to me, Mrs Reeve's: I saw Mrs Reeve's Name in it in two Places, and therefore I thought proper to send for a Constable, and delivered her to the Constable, and both the Books. She own'd she took them out of the Church, and that she lay there all Night.
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<p>80, 81.
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<p>Waters. Was nobody else in the Room?</p>
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<p>Isaacs. I hope, as it is a Prison-Affair, the Court will give Leave to bring down some of the Prisoners of our Ward; for we cannot defend ourselves, but by Prisoners. This is only a prompt-up Prosecution upon the Account of a Quarrel. We are inform'd, Hurst is to have a Guinea for this Prosecution.</p>
<p>Hurst. I am not promis'd any Money, or so much as a Glass of Wine, or a Drink of Beer.</p>
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<persName id="t17430114-14-person180"> Edward Hurst
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of December, when I went to Bed, I had two Six-pences in Silver, and Twelve-pence Three-farthings in Brass, but Copper is the proper Name, I believe. I clapp'd a Pad. lock upon the Door when I went to Bed, because the Prisoners have told me, if I had but a Shilling in the World, they would have it from me; but I happened to be worth two Shillings then: They said they would have
<persName id="t17430114-14-person181"> Ned Hurst
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Prime, that is the Expression they made use of: When I was asleep, I believe I had slept about half an Hour, some People came to the Door; my Wife waked me, and before they got in I was quite awake: The two Prisoners at the Bar came in; said I, What do you want? Says Isaacs, You Dog, I will tell you what I want; so he push'd me against the Wall, and took my Breeches from under my Head, and gave them to Waters, and he took the Money out, for I saw Water's Hand in my Pocket, and he took out a Handful of Copper; and my Wife laid hold of the Breeches, and he said, D - n you, you Bitch, let go, or I will make you; and he stuck her in the Hand, either with a Penknife or the Point of a Sword, I cannot tell which: Gentlemen, said I, you will repent this I doubt. G - d d - n you, you black-guard Dog, says he, if you speak another Word, I will stick you to the Heart; or if you ever speak of it, and I hear of it again. He then threw the Breeches into the Room, but there was not any Thing in them.</p>
<p>Isaacs . Did you make mention of any thing of this till there was a Quarrel between me and one of the Partners?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came in, but he did not meddle or make with any Thing: He came in because they threatned to null him, that is, beat him, if he did not come in. - There was
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person184" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in the Room, she lay upon another Bed in the same Room, because they did not agree in the Women's Ward.</p>
<p>Isaacs. Is there a Hasp to the Door?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Yes, you know there is, and you broke one all to Pieces. There is a Place to fix a Padlock on. There is a Hasp and Staples.</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Had you any Complaint made to you relating to the Prisoners?</p>
<p>Akerman. I do remember something of Mrs Hurst's complaining to me of her Husband's being ill us'd; I think I had a Letter about it. - I believe it is about three Weeks ago; Mr Bold and I had them down about it, and put them into the Cells upon this Complaint, and that of other Prisoners whom they had used ill, as a Punishment for their Offences.</p>
<p>Isaacs. Was I not confined in the Cells where the Criminals are consined? And was I not there ten Days?</p>
<p>Akerman. Yes, I believe it was about ten Days.</p>
<p>Isaacs. I was there eight Days before I had a Hearing.</p>
<p>Q. Has the Room, that Hurst lies in, a Lock?</p>
<p>Akerman. I do not know whether it has now or not; I know it used to have a Hasp, Staples, and Padlock. It is what we call a Duce-Room, for Persons who are brought from one Goal to another.</p>
<p>Isaacs. There has not been a Staple to the Door this Year and half.</p>
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<persName id="t17430114-14-person189"> Ned Hurst
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Room together; as soon as they got in, Isaacs took the Breeches from under Hurst's Head, and Waters took the Money out of them. When I came into my own Ward, Waters told the Money, and there was 11 d. in Half-pence, and for that we had two Pots of Gin and Small-Beer. - I thought the Door stood upon the jar - I did not see any Hurt done to Mrs
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174301140011"/> Hurst, but she complained that her Hand was cut. - I am sure it was Hurst's Money, because I saw Waters take it out of his Pocket, and did not put his Hand into his own Pocket 'till he told the Money.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-14-person190"> Margaret Girdler
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person190" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 29th of December I lay in Hurst's Room. I was undressed, and she was almost undressed. The Prisoners came to the Door, and were half an Hour, or three quarters, striving to open it with a Poker. The Door had a Hasp, and was fastened with a Pad-lock. The first Man that came in was Isaacs, and the next Waters. Friday came no farther than the Door. Says Isaacs, Let us see what Prime Hurst has got: And he took from under his Head a Pair of Leather Breeches, and gave them to Waters, and he blew out the Candle, and took the Money out. - I did not see the Money in his Hand, but I saw his Hand in his Pocket; he stabbed Mrs Hurst in the Hand with a Knife. -</p>
<p>Isaacs. How could you see what was doing there, when you must go the length of the Hall to get a Candle?</p>
<p>Girdler . I did not go any farther than to
<persName id="t17430114-14-person191"> Jack Ketch
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Kitchin, as they call it. - It was Charity-Money that was given us: We are robbed daily and hourly.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-14-person192"> Mary Delabrown
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard Isaacs desire Friday to go with him into
<persName id="t17430114-14-person193"> Ned Hurst
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Room, and see what Prime he had got. Friday was very drunk, and did not care to go. And the Prisoners said, he should go with them. They would null him if he did not. I know no more of it.</p>
<p>Isaacs . Was there any thing to fix a Pad lock to?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-14-person194"> Mary Delabrown
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person194" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-14-person194" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I believe not: For I lay there one Night ; and Hurst told me, there was no such Thing: It was sastened with a Bit of Wire.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-14-person195"> Robert Watson
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Isaacs always behaved well to me. I know nothing of the Fact.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-14-person196"> Jonathan Hatton
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know nothing of this Affair. - I never knew that Isaacs ever robbed any body. - I have heard say that he did. -</p>
<p>Isaacs. I would sooner give than take from any body.</p>
<p>Butterworth . Isaacs has behaved very well, for what I know. - He always used me with good Manners. I know nothing of this Affair.</p>
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<persName id="t17430114-14-person197"> John Delabrown
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<interp inst="t17430114-14-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know nothing of this. - Isaacs has used my Wife very ill, in striking of her several times. Waters never used me ill in any Shape. - Both
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<p>83.
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<p>Pendrice. She lodges with me, I found these Buttons upon her, she pulled them out of her Bosom, and owned she took them.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I found them in a Piece of brown Paper upon the Stairs.
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<p>Prisoner. I was near the Gentleman, and he asked me if I had a mind to pick his Pocket; and I said, I did not pick Pockets any more than he did. He said, he had a good mind to charge the Watch with me. I told him, he might, if he would; I would not run away: And he did charge the Watch with me.</p>
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<p>W. Lemmon. I have known the Prisoner these six Years: He was my Lord Duncannon's Groom: He had a Humour fell into his Eyes, occasioned by a Fall from his Horse, that he is almost blind. He can hardly see your Lordship. - He goes down into the Country with People as a Guide. He has the Character of a very honest Man; and those that know him, would trust him with any thing.</p>
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<p>Herbert. I ask you, Mr Clark, Whether, upon taxing the Costs, Mr Stokes did not appear? And whether I did not act as Assistant to him?</p>
<p>Mr Clark. I do not know that Stokes was there. - I think you was there then.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr Tigh produced this in the Court of King's Bench. He delivered it to my Lord Chief-Justice in Court, who delivered it to Mr Clark. - Herbert was not in Court that I saw. Mr Herbert frequently told me, that the filling-up was his Hand-writing.</p>
<p>The Paper was then read, and appeared to be a General
<persName id="t17430114-18-person233"> Release
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> of Chatham , in the said County of Kent, Victualler , and Eleanor his Wife. Dated the 13th Day of May, 1742. - Signed
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<p>And witnessed,
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<p>
<persName id="t17430114-18-person238"> John Jacobs
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<p>Owen. Mr Stokes declared he would not appear , and Mr Herbert appeared at all Motions.</p>
<p>Court. You said Herbert was not in Court.</p>
<p>Owen. He was not in Court, he was in the Hall. I saw Adams there once. - I think it was in last Trinity-Term. He did not come into Court; he was upon the Steps just by the Door. - I never saw Phillips before now. - Mr Herbert has said , that since the taxing of the Costs, he was the Attorney , and the only Attorney. This is a Copy of the Record . I examined it in the Treasury.</p>
<p>Mr Clark. This is the Judgment against
<persName id="t17430114-18-person239"> John Tigh
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and Eleanor his Wife. The whole, at the Taxation, amounts to 26 l. The Costs were taxed May 14, 1742.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-18-person240"> John Burnford
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present with Tigh, and his Attorney, and G. Frogget and his Attorney, at the Taxing of the Bill at the King's-Bench-Office and that Night we drank a Glass of Wine together :
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174301140013"/> Herbert then appeared as Tigh's Attorney, there was a Talk about a General
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person241" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , and there was a Motion made in the Court of King's-Bench, to know why this Judgment should not be set aside, on Account of this General
<persName id="t17430114-18-person242"> Release
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person242" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ; after this was found out to be a Forgery, Mr Frogget and I went into Wapping to enquire for Phillips, and after a long Enquiry, we found him on a Sunday in the Afternoon, I think it was on the 30th of May, shaving at a Barber's in Cable-Street, in Rag-Fair; I knew him before, so I asked him whether he would not go and drink a Mug of Beer, and we went to the Hay field; while we were there, Mr Frogget asked him this Question: Pray where was you on the 13th of May at Night, Phillips said he did not know; says Frogget, was you not at such an Alehouse, naming the Sign, at Fleet-Ditch, Phillips asked why: Says Frogget, you can tell whether you was there or no, and he said he did not know but he might be there; Frogget asked him if he had any Company there, and he said he believed he had; Frogget said, did you see me there, and Phillips replied he did not; then Frogget asked him if he knew him, or had ever seen him, and he said not as he knew of; Look at me again, says Frogget, and see whether you know me or not; (this was in a publick Room, where there was a good Number of People) then says Frogget, how can you be so great a Villain, to swear you saw me receive such a Sum of Money, when you never saw me: Says Phillips, I saw none paid, says Frogget, you have made an Affidavit of it in the Court of King's Bench, it is a surprizing Thing, you should not know me when I have the same Cloths on, and every Thing just the same as I had then; and Phillips said, I will say no more about it, I have sai d too much already. If you want to know more, go to Mr Adams, the Pawnbroken, in Faulcon-Court, in the Borough, and be will inform you of all the Transactions. - There was a Talk of a Paper that he signed, and the People of the House said it was a strange Thing, he should be guilty of such a Thing as to sign such a Paper, when he did not know the Man. On the 13th of May, when we came from the Master's Office, it was so dark that he could not see to do it that Night, so he bid the Attorneys cast it up. Shearsmith was not there, Tigh and Herbert, and Frogget, and Goulder, and one Bladen, and I, went to King's Coffee-House, by White-Fryers-Gateway , and there Herbert cast the Bill up once, and then Goulder , and they gave the Bill to Mr Bladen to cast up, while he was casting up the Bill, Tigh said he had no Money, pulled his Pocket-Book out, and said he had a Draught upon the Bank, but the Person that drew it was dead, and the Bank would not pay it; Herbert says to Goulder, (Frogget's Attorney,) What do you design to do in this Case, you ought not to be over hasty in making out your Judgment against my Client, and he said he could say nothing to it, he must take the Course of the Law, and said he did not know whether he should make out an Execution, or bring an Action upon it; when we came from King's Coffee-House, Frogget . Goulder, and I, went to the Sun-Tavern, in Fleet-street; we drank two half Pints of Wine, and parted at ten o'Clock, Frogget and I came down Fleet-street; the Bill was taxed on the 14th, Tigh said at the Master's Chambers, that he had paid the Debt and Costs, tho' he suffered the Bill to be taxed; Pob, poh , says he, I do not value what you are doing, I have got a Release - I do believe Frogget's Name to the Release is not his hand Writting, I have seen him write several Times.</p>
<p>Herbert. Was Mr Stokes, upon the Taxation, before the Master.</p>
<p>Burnford. He came in, but staid a very little while, and left you to go through the whole Taxation.</p>
<p>Herbert, Tigh was there on the 13th, but he was not on the 14th.</p>
<p>Court. You should be very cautious what you say, when People are trying for their Lives; you said it was on the 14th, and that Tigh said he had got a Release, &c.</p>
<p>Burnford, I thought it was Tigh; I took it to be his Voice. - I heard such Discourse pass, but I will not be positive who said it. - I took it for granted to be him, as they were all standing together. Coun. Are you sure to the Day you went to look for Phillips.</p>
<p>Burnford. It was on the 30th of May.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Burnford. In Half Moon-Court, on Ludgate Hill .</p>
<p>Q. What do you do for a Livelihood? -</p>
<p>Burnford. I officiate as Clerk to the Persons in the Fleet, and my Character never was impeached on any Thing.</p>
<p>Tigh. He swears I was at the Master's Office on the 14th, and my Attorney says, there was no body there but Mr Goulder, and Herbert; ask him whether he does not find Money to carry on this Prosecution.</p>
<p>Burnford. Upon the Oath that I have taken, I never was one Shilling towards the carrying on the Prosecution.</p>
<p>Tigh. You have acknowledged that you have lent Mr Goulder Money.</p>
<p>Burnford. Yes, I did so in the Office, but I had the Money again.</p>
<p>Mr Goulder. - On the 13th of May I attended the Master for Mr Frogget , at the King's Bench Office ,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174301140014"/> on the Taxation of the Bill; there was Mr Frogget, and one Mr Burnford, and Mr Tigh, Mr Stokes, and Mr Herbert attended: We staid at the Master's Office till it was quite dark, and then Tigh, Herbert, Frogget , Burnford, and my self, and one Bladen, went to King's Coffee-House in White Fryers , to cast up the Deductions made by the Master off the Bill. I cast the Bill up first; one of them said to Mr Bladen , You are a Man of Figures, do you cast it up, and I believe Mr Bladen did; and as the Costs stood on this Deduction, it came to 24l. 15s. I attended that Evening to have the Alligation signed, and we agreed to meet the next Night between 4 and 5 - Stokes staid but a little while at the Office; he did not go to King's Coffee-House - Stokes said to Herbert, I will leave the Taxation to you; I will have no more Concern in it.</p>
<p>Q What passed at King's Coffee-House ?</p>
<p>Goulder. After the Costs were cast up, Mr Tigh put his Hand in his Pocket and pulled out a Piece of Paper, which he said was a Draught on the Bank. That the Gentleman who drew that Draught was dead, and the Bank refused to pay it. - I think he said it was about 20l. - He said he was disappointed of Money, and had not Money to pay the Costs, and I think Mr Herbert asked me what Time I would give him? and I asked Mr Frogget, and he said he would give him no more than the Law would allow him. Herbert said, It will be for your Client's Interest to give him four or five Days. In the Walks I said to Herbert, I did not know whether I should sue out an Execution, or bring an Action of Debt upon the Judgment, and then we parted: Tigh, Herbert and Bladen went towards the Temple Hall ; Frogget, Burnford, and my self, went directly up the King's Bench Walks , through Mitre-Court, to the Sun-Tavern in Fleet street, where we drank two Half-pints of Wine; it was past nine o'Clock when we came from King's Coffee-House ; and when we came out of the Tavern Mr Frogget looked on his Watch, and it was then about ten o'Clock. - There was no Talk of a Release then, and it was almost impossible that he should pull out a Release, when so many People were in Company, without somebody's seeing of it.</p>
<p>Q. What was done on the 14th?</p>
<p>Goulder . On the 14th of May, as I was going down Chancery-Lane, I met Mr Stokes , who wished me Joy of my Client's having received his Money. Said I, I am very much surprised at it. I wonder he did not tell me. Says he, why he has given a General
<persName id="t17430114-18-person243"> Release
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person243" type="given" value="Release"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person243" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . Herbert, Frogget, Burnford , and myself, met at the Master's Office by Appointment; I am not certain whether Tigh was there or not. I told Herbert, that Stokes said Mr Tigh had got a General
<persName id="t17430114-18-person244"> Release
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person244" type="given" value="Release"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person244" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , and Herbert declared he knew nothing of it; and yet this Release is all filled up by him; the very Day of the Month is filled up by him - I had no Discourse with Tigh after that; I always avoided their Company as much as I could; I did not care to go into a Room with them.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in the Court of King's-Bench when the Release was first produced?</p>
<p>Goulder. Yes, I was - Mr Tigh produced it: My Lord Chief Justice asked him where the Release was, and he took it out of his Pocket-Book, and said, Here it is, and it was handed to my Lord. And when the Court said it must be left there, Tigh said, If I leave the Release I have nothing to shew for my Money . Herbert in Court confessed his drawing the Release.</p>
<p>Herbert. When the Bill was cast up at King's Coffe-House , and handed to Mr Bladen to examine, did not he take 20 Shillings off that was miscast?</p>
<p>Goulder. No; to the best of my Knowledge Mr Bladen's casting up agreed with ours.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-18-person245"> Edward Owen
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> called again. I know Mr Herbert's Hand writing; I have looked the General
<persName id="t17430114-18-person246"> Release
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person246" type="given" value="Release"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person246" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> all over, and I verily believe all the Filling up to be of his Hand-writing: I take the Word Thirteenth to be his Hand-writing, I know it by the Turn of the T.</p>
<p>[
<persName id="t17430114-18-person247"> Thomas Newton
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was then called to come forth and give Evidence; he had been served with a Subpoena , but did not appear.]</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-18-person248"> Richard Sanders
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person248" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr Tigh sent for me (I believe it was about Oct. 20th) to one
<persName id="t17430114-18-person249"> Abel Cooks
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in St George's Fields , and told me of his being cast in a Law Suit and that his Goods were likely to be taken in Execution, though he had paid the Money to one Shearsmith , who was dead at Norwich, and he wanted somebody to make an Affidavit that he was dead, and come into Court to justify it; and would have persuaded me to have done it. I told him I took it very much amiss that he should ask me to do such a Thing, and advised him to pay the Costs. This, says I, is a bad Way of proceeding; 'tis Felony without Benefit of Clergy. - I met him afterwards in Westminster-Hall, and asked him what he had done; he said he had taken my Advice.</p>
<p>Mr Goulder. I have received abundance of Letters from Frogget, I do not believe this (his Name to the General
<persName id="t17430114-18-person250"> Release
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person250" type="given" value="Release"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person250" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ) to be his Hand-writing.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence .</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-18-person251"> John Tigh
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My Lord, I am innocent of the Forgery, for I paid the Money to one Shearsmith, to satisfy the Judgment; and if there is a Forgery, it must be done by him. There was a Suit in the Crown
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174301140015"/> against me and my Wife, on Frogget's Account. - I have Witnesses in Court to prove, that they saw Mr Frogget sign this General
<persName id="t17430114-18-person252"> Release
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person252" type="given" value="Release"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-18-person252" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-18-person253"> Samuel Herbert
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My Lord, as to this General
<persName id="t17430114-18-person254"> Release
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person254" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , I did not publish it, and am no ways concerned in the Forgery: It appears to your Lordship that it was published by Mr Tigh. What I did was in conjunction with Mr Stokes. And if this can be alledged against me as a criminal Fact, I am sure no Gentlemen of the Law can be safe in what they do, if the filling up a Deed should subject them to a criminal Prosecution. I recommend this to your Lordship's Consideration, and submit myself to the Court.</p>
<p>Eliz. Davenport. I never saw Mr Tigh 'till I went in his Coach from Gravesend to Chatham . I had been to see one Mrs Green in Golden-Square. (I live at Christ's Church, on the other side of the Water, and go a Nurse-keeping and ironing) And as I was returning home, I went to White-Fryers to see for a Boat; and there being ne'er a Boat ready, I went into a Coffee-house for a Glass of Wine. I cannot be positive as to the Day, but it was the middle of May: I saw the Prisoner at the Bar (Tigh) paying down some Money upon the Table, and there was a Man whom they called Shearsmith: I heard him say, For God's sake follow Frogmill, and pay him this Money, for this Law will ruin me. - And I saw that Man go out while I was drinking my Wine.</p>
<p>Q. What was the Man's Name he was to pay the Money to?</p>
<p>Davenport. I cannot tell justly; it was something of - Frog : I saw the Man take up 23 Guineas and some Silver. - I am sure the Man's Name that took the Money was something of Smith; but I think it was Shearsmith . - I did not speak to either of them. - I thought I knew one of them by Sight, and that made me take the more Notice of what they were doing; - and when I had drank my Gill, I went away: I think it was about 10 o'Clock. -</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since you were acquainted that you were to come and give Evidence?</p>
<p>Davenport . I believe it is six or seven Days.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to hear of it?</p>
<p>Davenport. I had been to see Mrs Green, and she asked me, Whether I heard any thing of a Forgery? And hearing Mr Tigh's Name, and that he was in Newgate, says I, I do remember a Coachman I went from Gravesend to Chatham with, whose Name was Tigh. - it was in the News; she takes in the News - then I remembered I saw Mr Tigh at such a Time, and that I saw him pay a Sum of Money. - I had a Subpoena to come.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you heard of this in the News, Was it Summer or Winter?</p>
<p>Davenport. It was since May last. - It was more than a Fortnight. - I believe it is three Weeks. - It may be a Month - or Six Weeks. - About three Weeks ago, I was at Mrs Green's, and told her I saw Mr Tigh pay some Money, and she desired me to go to him in Newgate. When I came to him, he said, Did not I carry you to Chatham? Yes , said I, you did: I was with Mrs Green, and she was telling me of your being here, and desired I would come and do you what Service I could; and he begged , that I would come and speak what I knew of the Affair when he came upon his Trial.</p>
<p>Q. When you were in the Coffee-house, did you say any thing to him, or he to you?</p>
<p>Davenport. Our Acquaintance was so slender, I did not care to speak to him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-18-person255"> Thomas Hulbert
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was down at the Ditch-side on the 13th of May at the Shepherd and Goat; I went in between 10 and 11 at Night, and called for a Pint of Beer: There was that Man Phillips, and one Jacobs sitting at a Table; and Jacobs asked me, whether I would drink with them: I told them, I had called for a Pint of Beer, that it was late, and I should soon go home. I sat down over-against the Fire-place, by the end of the Boxes; and I saw two Gentlemen come in: Said one of them, Mr Frogget. why want you take the Money Mr Tigh has ordered me to pay you? Said Frogget, I will take the Money now, if you will pay it. And the other said, I will pay it now. And he put his Hand in his Pocket, and pulled out a Parcel of Gold and some Silver, and a Piece of stamped Paper: Then he called for that Man ( Phillips ) and one Jacobs, to come and witness it: Then Frogget wrote his Name; then Phillips he wrote his Name: And then the Gentleman asked Jacobs to write his Name; and Jacobs said, he could not write, so he made his Mark: After he had made his Mark, the Gentleman put a couple of Dots, and wrote his Name. - Jacob's Name: and then Mr Frogget took off the Seal, and delivered this Paper to the Gentleman as his Act and Deed.</p>
<p>Court. Call for Frogget; look at him; Is that the Man?</p>
<p>Hulbert. That is the Man: I am sure that is the Man . - I have known Phillips and Jacobs a great many Years.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a Man was this Gentleman you speak of?</p>
<p>Hulbert. A tall, pale Man, pitted with the Small-pox.</p>
<p>Q. Had he his own Hair, or a Peruke?</p>
<p>Hulbert. He had a Peruke. - I do not know what Clothes he had on.</p>
<p>Coun. You were in a Hurry to go home; so
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174301140016"/> being in a Hurry, you staid and saw all this.</p>
<p>Hulbert. They did not stay above a Quarter of an Hour.</p>
<p>Coun. You are very particular; you remember the very Dots. Hulbert. Yes, I do.</p>
<p>Coun. What sort of a Mark did Jacobs make?</p>
<p>Hulbert. It was a Cross, and I think there are two Dots on one Side, and two on the other. - Phillips wrote his own Name.</p>
<p>Coun. Who signed first?</p>
<p>Hulbert. Frogget signed first, after him Phillips, and then Jacobs made his Mark.</p>
<p>Coun. Was the Seal Wax or Wafer ?</p>
<p>Hulbert. It was Wax. - I do not know who put it on. - I keep House in Bell-Alley in Golden-Lane. - I am a Leather-Seller by Trade. - I work for myself. - I never saw Tigh in my Life.</p>
<p>Coun. Where have you been ever since this Paper was executed? Hulbert. At home.</p>
<p>Coun. Did not you make an Affidavit of this in the Court of King's-Bench, when it was so much controverted there?</p>
<p>Hulbert. I never was in the Court of King's-Bench in my Life. - They came to me about a Fortnight ago; never before that.</p>
<p>Coun Who wrote the Name of the Person that was to execute it?</p>
<p>Hulbert. What Name? Frogget's Name?</p>
<p>Coun. Yes. Hulbert. Frogget himself.</p>
<p>Coun. How is it spell'd?</p>
<p>Hulbert. I cannot spell. - I cannot read any Person's Name but my own, if you would give me a thousand Pound.</p>
<p>Coun. Then how can you say the Name of Jacob's was wrote there, if you cannot read Writing at all?</p>
<p>Hulbert. Well, if I cannot read Writing, I saw it wrote.</p>
<p>Coun. Then how can you be sure it was Jacob's Name?</p>
<p>Hulbert. By seeing him write it.</p>
<p>Coun. Look on that: See whether it is his Writing.</p>
<p>Hulbert. If I was to be hanged, I cannot make out any body's Name but my own.</p>
<p>Coun. You know Jacobs, When did you see him?</p>
<p>Hulbert. I saw Jacobs about a Fortnight ago at my own House.</p>
<p>Coun. How came you to be so particular as to the Day you met the People?</p>
<p>Hulbert. I remember the Day very well, because the 13th of May was my Wife's Birth-day.</p>
<p>Coun. How came you to attend so closely to what was done?</p>
<p>Hulbert. Why, if a Man is sitting at a Table where any thing is doing, he must see what is done, unless he was blind.</p>
<p>Coun. Did you look over it as they were writing, so as to know what it was.</p>
<p>Hulbert. I look'd upon it, as I do upon that now, [a Paper in the Hand of a Person near him,] but I cannot read that if you would give me a million of Money.</p>
<p>Count. How much Money was there paid?</p>
<p>Hulbert. I think there was about 16 or 18 Guineas, and about 30 Shillings in Silver.</p>
<p>Frogget. I desire he may be asked whether I wrote my Name at Length, or in Short.</p>
<p>Hulbert. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-18-person256"> John Bladen
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 13th or 14th of March after the Bill was taxed at the Master's, Mr Goulder offered the Bill to me, to look it over, at King's-Coffee-House , and there was a Mistake of 20s. and I set it to rights. - I never saw such a Person as Shearsmith. [The General
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<p>Coun. Is that Mr Frogget's Hand-writing.</p>
<p>Bladen. I have not seen Mr Frogget's writing often; it has a Simile of his Writing. - I cannot say it is not his Hand-writing.</p>
<p>Coun. Cannot you say, whether you believe it to be his Hand-writing, or not?</p>
<p>Bladen. I shall say no otherwise than I have said.</p>
<p>Mr Curtis. I am a Brewer at Rochester, Mr Tigh rents a Publick-House of me, I serve him with Beer, and have taken considerable Sums of Money of him. - I always found him to be a very honest fair dealing Man. [Mr Curtis being asked as to his general Character, said he has heard a great many People say good Things of him, and a great many People indifferent Things.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I live at Rochester, he has carried many a score Pounds for me, and never wronged me of a Farthing; I never heard but that he had the Character of an honest Man.</p>
<p>Wm Haines. I live at Deptford, I never heard his Character called in Question in my Life.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the George at Rochester; I serve him with Wine, he always was just and honest to me. - he is not without Failings as other Men have.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , had all known Tigh several Years, say he has been always just to them; and as to his general Character, say, some speak well, and some ill of him.</p>
<p>Mr Bragg. Mr. Herbert has done Business for me 9 or 10 Years; he always had a good Character, he lodged in my House 12 Months; I am a
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have employed Mr Herbert as an Attorney, he has acted fairly and honestly by me, I never heard any body speak ill of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Butcher's-Arms, at Cow-Cross; I have known Herbert two Years, I never heard any other Character, than that of a down right honest Gentleman.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an Attorney, and have known Herbert 11 or 12 Years, I have employed him, and he was always faithful to me.</p>
<p>Herbert. Speak as to my general Character.</p>
<p>Skeen . Really I never heard any body give him a bad Character.</p>
<p>Mungo Martin. I have known Herbert 9 or 10 Years; I have trusted him in some Affairs for me, and he always behaved honestly, I never heard any Body give him a bad Character.</p>
<p>It having been said by the Witness Hulbert, that the Man that paid Mr. Frogget the Money was a tall Pockfretten Man, Mr. Bridock was produced to give a Description of him.</p>
<p>Elihu Bridock. I knew
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in 1738. when he was Clerk to Mr Stokes; he is a short thin Man, shorter than I am by near three Inches, and I am not 5 Foot 9 Inches, he is a smoothfac'd Man, about 28 Years of Age; I do not know that ever I observed a Pock-hole in his Face, o r any Thing like it, he is of a sort of a brown or fallow Complexion.</p>
<p>Counc. Do you know that this is the Shearsmith they are speaking of?</p>
<p>Bridock. It is the very same Man, he is living - I saw him the 10th Day of November last, I am very well satisfied that he is alive now: I believe there is a Person in Court, who has seen him within these 14 Days.</p>
<p>Tigh. Mr West, did not Mr Frogget declare that Mr Shearsmith is alive, and that he has kept him up these 30 Days, and borrowed Money to pay for his Keeping?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . (call'd again) I lay at the Cock, in Love-Lane, last Night; and Mr Frogget there said, he had had Mr Shearsmith in Keeping, 30 Days for a Witness, that he was in his Custody, and could bring him into Court; and that he borrowed Money to pay for the keeping of him.</p>
<p>Tigh . I believe he keeps him out of the way on purpose, to make a sacrifice of me.</p>
<p>Frogget . I did say, that I believed my Friends knew where he was, that they had acquainted me he was living, and had been with them; and that he would come into Court, if your Lordship would be pleased to admit him an Evidence against the Prisoners at the Bar.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say that he, or that his Friends, had him in Custody?</p>
<p>West. He said he had him in his Custody.</p>
<p>Frogget. I never saw him, I said my Friends told me so.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-18-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr Frogget , to the best of my Remembrance, said, that he never saw him in his Life, and did not know him, but believed he was pretty sure of finding him, and that he should be obliged to be at some Expence if he was produced.</p>
<p>Pris. Council. Mr Goulder , Do not you know that Shearsmith is in your Custody?</p>
<p>Mr Goulder. No, I do not know such a Person; - I neither know it, nor have I heard it.</p>
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<p>Frogget. I did not say any such Thing, I said my Friends had him.</p>
<p>Baker. I understood it - he had him; but he or his Friends that is the same Thing. Tigh
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<p>Q. Did she shove her Arm, or make use of any Violence towards him?</p>
<p>Sanders. Not at all; there were no Curtains to the Bed, and the Candle was burning, so that I could see very well what passed .</p>
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<p>Q. Do you think the Wound might be given by a Man's running against the Knife, without any Violence from her?</p>
<p>Snowd. Really I cannot tell what to say to that; it must be left to the Jury; a little Matter would push that Knife in, it is so very sharp: The Wound penetrated the Breast-Bone.</p>
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<p>Q. How came you not to contradict him, when he gave his Evidence so different from what he declared the 28th Dec?</p>
<p>Townsend . I did not know I had any Business to offer to give Evidence.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-19-person281" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner said she had killed her Husband. What! said I, you vile Woman, have you killed your Husband? Said she, If he is stabb'd , I stabb'd him. You must take and send me to Newgate. There was nothing named of cutting Bread that Night the Mischief was done; but Sanders said then, that she got off her Seat, went round the Bed, took up the Knife and stabbed him. I live in the same House; when I was called up Stairs, she had stripped him naked, and laid him on the Bedstead. A little before this, Sanders said, that she had a sore Hand, by taking up a Knife to do him a Mischief.</p>
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<p>Court to Sanders. You have said now, that the Woman had a Knife in her Hand, and was cutting Bread when this Quarrel happened, some of the Witnesses say, that you said that Night, that she came round your Bed and took up the Knife; was it so in Fact?</p>
<p>Sanders. They tell me I said so that Night, but I do not remember I said any such thing - She had the Knife in her Hand when he came into the Room, cutting a Ha'pworth of Bread which she had bought just before. As to the other Affair now mentioned, the Case was thus; he had pawned a Pair of Breeches, and came Home vastly in Liquor; she called him Rogue, and he gave her a Slap of the Face with the Back of his Hand, and made her Nose bleed; she took up a Case-Knife, held the Blade in her Hand, and hit him on the Shoulder, and so cut her own Fingers.</p>
<p>John Hill. The Prisoner is my own Sister; she is a very industrious Creature, and really lov'd him; she is a mild, meek Creature.</p>
<p>
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<p>97.
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<p>Daniel Bridge The Prisoner came to live with me in February last, and left me in July, and I have not seen her since, till I took her this Day se'nnight; I missed the Things while the Prisoner lived in my House; there is the Soosee in Court which Mrs Witts had of her, and she owned she pawned the Ring to Mr. Martin, and he produced it and said he had it of Mrs. Carr.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-26-person336" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Some time in February last, that unhappy Woman, the Prisoner, brought me a Piece of Scofee: I did not care to buy it; but at her Request I lent her half a Guinea upon it. Mr Bridge owned it to be his.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-26-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner brought this Ring to me to pawn; she said she wanted a little Money to buy something: I asked her, whether it was her own? She said, Yes, and that a Gentleman had made her a Present of it. I lent her a Guinea and an Half upon it, and did not know before this Day se'nnight that it was not her own Property.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did not design to steal it. I never intended to defraud them. Here are Ladies in Court whom I have lived with, that will say I never wronged them of any thing; but I was distressed to pay for my Child's Nursing, and I pledged the Ring to do it, being deceived by some Friends. Mr. Martin, you have known me a great many Years, did I ever bring any thing to you that was not my own before?</p>
<p>Martin. No, never that I know of.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I would have gone away, and she would not let me, for she had been away two or three Days from her Husband at that Time; she gave me Leave to take them. - Says she, Molly, there are such and such Things upon the Shelf, tye them up in a red Handkerchief, and take them away: I will come to you on the other Side of the Water either To-morrow or Monday.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. When he came to me on the other Side of the Water, he said, Child, I will not hurt you; and if I would have given him a Note of 9 l. payable at 2 s. a Week, he would not have prosecuted me: They kept a disorderly House in Shoe-Lane; they have lived where they do now but since Michaelmas , I staid up there to serve the People with Gin. -</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Would you have sworn against me, if you had not carried me back to the Ale-house? -</p>
<p>Bailey. Yes, I would: I said you was the Man as soon as the Watchman brought you up to me.</p>
<p>Winisred Jackson. The Prisoner came behind Mrs Bailey: I saw him at her Shoulder, and he pulled her Cloak off in a Minute. I cannot say whether he untied it, but he gave it a Tug, and it was gone: He run away with it. I cried out, Stop Thief; and he was taken. - When he was brought up to her, she said, That is the Man.</p>
<p>Court. Did not you, or she, doubt of his being the Person, 'till you went to the Ale-house and satisfied yourselves?</p>
<p>Jackson. I knew him from the very first. I said, as soon as he was brought up, he was the Person; we went into the Plume of-Feathers Ale-house , because he said he had not been there; and the Mistress of the House, the Drawer, and two or three more Persons , said, he had been there, and had been gone out of the House but a few Minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430114-28-person356" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 18th of December I was in the Strand, and saw the Prisoner running along with a Scarlet-Cloak in his Hand; he turned into Southampton-street : I made a Blow at him with my Stick, but missed him: I run after him and cried out, Stop Thief ; and a Watchman asked , Where is he? And I said, On the Bedford Head-Side. A Chairman had stopped him before the Watchman took him: He had no Cloak upon him when he was taken, so he must certainly have dropped it; he never was out of my Sight till he was taken. The Watchman said, he was a Thief; and the Prisoner told him, he would learn him to take his Character away. Says I to the Watchman, Hold him; I will see whether his Character is good or no. When he was carried to Mrs Bailey , she said she saw him come out of the Alehouse ; and he said, You lye, you Bitch, I have not been in the House To night.</p>
<p>[His having been in the Ale-house just before was confirmed by the other Witnesses.]</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Was I walking or running; or had I any thing about me?</p>
<p>Smith. He was walking with his Hands before him , he had nothing about him then.</p>
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<p>T. Manning. I am a Watchman, and stand next Door to the Bedford-Head ; hearing a Cry of Stop Thief, I took to the middle of the Way, and dogged the Prisoner; I found him two Doors from my Stand, walking, and he was fumbling about his Pocket, and I thought I saw him fumble something out of it, and I believe it was the Cloak, and that he dropped it down one of the Areas.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say, but that I get my Bread honestly by riding
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<persName id="t17430114-29-person372"> Henry Stroud
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person372" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> took my Stock and Silver Clasps, then Richard Strode,
<persName id="t17430114-29-person373"> Henry Strode
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<persName id="t17430114-29-person374"> Edward Taylor
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person374" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-29-person374" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , went off together. Taylor was dressed in Women's Cloath; I did not know the Strouds , but Taylor I knew before. - As soon as I got up, I followed them to a Gin-shop. Mitchel went with me, and then Taylor came out in a Waistcoat, and said, if I repeated what had been done, he would knock my Teeth down my Throat; there was a Man bid me go home, said I, they have got my Stock and Clasp, and have abused me; then Henry Stroud came out, and presently after I went home. - I was afraid, because they had threaten'd me. - I am positive to
<persName id="t17430114-29-person375"> Henry Stroud
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person375" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I took particular Notice of him, it was Moonlight.
<persName id="t17430114-29-person376"> Richard Stroud
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person376" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-29-person376" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I have seen since, I know he was one of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you take out a Warrant , for a common Assault?</p>
<p>Caswell . Yes, I had a Warrant from Justice Chandler , and the Constable would not take it in Hand .</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one Dyer and Doyte ?</p>
<p>Caswell . I did not know them before the taking out of the Warrant; I heard they were Friends . - I did not hear they were Thief-Takers.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by Friends?</p>
<p>Caswell . I did not know that they were Friends, till I was told they knew such Things.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by such Things?</p>
<p>Caswell . Serving of Warrants and such Things, as belong to the Law.</p>
<p>Q. What Advice did Dyer and Doyte give you?</p>
<p>Caswell. They said if I was robbed , the Robbery ought to be put into the Warrant.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-29-person377"> Edward Mitchel
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person377" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 28th of December, I saw
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person379" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> down; and I said to him, what is that for, he said if I did not hold my Tongue , he would give me ten Times as much ; and he fell a licking me cross the Back, and upon my Knuckles . - I did not see any Thing taken from Caswell ; but he said they had taken 8 s. out of his Pocket, and his Stock and Clasp off his Neck; that
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<persName id="t17430114-29-person381"> Edward Taylor
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person381" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was about four Yards off, in Womens Apparel , ( several of the Particulars mentioned by Caswell, were confirmed by this Evidence .)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-29-person382"> Richard Dyer
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person382" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-29-person382" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was before Justice Wroth with the Prisoners, Taylor, and
<persName id="t17430114-29-person383"> Henry Stroud
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person383" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-29-person383" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the Prosecutor said, they knock'd him down , and they said they had been upon upon a sort of a Frolick ; and I believe there was nothing else in it: I do not think there was any Robbery committed.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-29-person384"> Sarah Sheppard
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person384" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said, she had dined at her Mother's Dec. 28th . and they had a Mind to have a Frolick , and went to see a Show; that Taylor being her Brother, they exchanged Clothes, she put on his, and he hers; that the Barber's Boy (Mitchel) riotted her, and called her Bitch; that her Brother went with her from the Show to Mrs Mathew's (who is her Aunt) to protect her from the Mob .</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-29-person385"> Sarah Shepherd
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person385" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-29-person385" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's Evidence was confirmed by Mrs Matthews .</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-29-person386"> Thomas Ivory
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person386" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-29-person386" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> gave an Account , that he was at his Door, and saw a Croud of People coming along from the Show; that a lame Boy was knocked down by somebody ; but he does not apprehend there was any Robbery; for if they were grand Thieves (and he does not take them to be Thieves) it was very unlikely a Robbery should be committed at that Time; and that he never heard any Ill of the Prisoners .</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-29-person387"> Sarah Buckle
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person387" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Tuesday in Christmas Week, about Eight in the Evening , I was coming over this broad Place, and saw a Man come up to this lame Man, and knock him down - It was the Day after Boxing Day - It was a black, well-set Man, in his own Hair, [This Description did not suit either of the Prisoners ] that knocked him down, and then he took him by the Collar; with that he cried out, You will throttle me. I saw him take a Stock off his Neck, and put it into his Pocket, and then I heard him say, He has took my Stock, my Clasp, and my Money . - I saw five Persons in all, no more.</p>
<p>Counc. How came you to come here to give Evidence?</p>
<p>Buckle . Because I heard the Lad had received Damage by being robbed.</p>
<p>Q. When did you hear that the Lad had been robbed?</p>
<p>Buckle . I heard it one Day last Week.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17430114-29-person388"> Richard Love
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person388" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ,
<persName id="t17430114-29-person389"> Thomas Kemp
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person389" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ,
<persName id="t17430114-29-person390"> Dorothy Champion
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<interp inst="t17430114-29-person390" type="given" value="Dorothy"/>
<interp inst="t17430114-29-person390" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , Mrs Prince , &c. gave the Prisoners an extraordinary good Character. All
<rs id="t17430114-29-verdict150" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17430114-29-verdict150" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs> .</p>
<p>The Prisoners desired a Copy of their Indictment, and a Gentleman in Court giving an ill Character of some concerned in the Prosecution, the Court granted it .</p>