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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174304130001"/>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 13th, 14th, and 15th of April.</p>
<p>In the 16th Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>Right Hon.
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<p>LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER IV.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row. 1743.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174304130002"/>PROCEEDINGS ON THE 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>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>N. B. On Thursday Night, Mr
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<p>Q. to Moore. Are you sure this is the Piece of Goods that was lost out of Mr Ayres's Shop?</p>
<p>Moore. This is the very Piece I lost.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Mother. A Fellow-Servant of my Daughter's gave her this Piece of Cloth to pawn, and she unfortunately carried it to pawn. I believe she had no Suspicion that she came dishonestly by it. She lived Fellow-Servant with her. She is a French Woman, her Name is Crushee. My Daughter came to me, and the Person called upon her while I was in the Room. - I think it was on Saturday was three Weeks.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know this Woman brought this Piece of Cloth to your Daughter?</p>
<p>Prisoner's Mother. My Daughter had been out at Service, and had been come Home but three Days. I know that Woman has brought several Things to her.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any Thing of her bringing this Piece of Linnen to your Daughter?</p>
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<p>- Charlton. I was in my own Shop over-against Mr Carr's, and saw the Prisoner lift up a Blue Cloth, which lay over these Stockings, and take a Parcel of them away, and put them under a ragged Sort of an Apron. I called out, Carr, Carr, There is a Fellow has got some of your Goods away. I did not run after him, because I had no Body with me in the Shop, but he was pursued, and taken in Princes-street.</p>
<p>- Weldon. I saw the Prisoner run along with a Bundle of Stockings, and just by my Door he dropped them. I called out to some People to stop him, and they did stop him, and the Prosecutor came up and seized him. - I believe this to be the same Bundle that he dropped, for I was just by when he was taken.</p>
<p>Carr. My Wife picked the Stockings up in the Street, and I ran after him, went up to him, and took him hold by the Collar; by that Time there were some other Persons about him, and he said, Gentlemen, take Care what you do, don't use me ill.</p>
<p>Q. What Time was this?</p>
<p>Carr. As high as I can tell it was between two and three o'Clock in the Afternoon.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was going along, and some People tried out Stop Thief; and so a Man stopped me, and said I had stole some Stockings; I said I knew nothing of the Matter. I am entirely innocent of the Fact.
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<p>Q. What Mr. What d'ye call him?</p>
<p>Smith. For Mr Matchin, the Day afterwards, let me see what is his Name? however, a Gentleman came to get Change for a Guinea, and I miss'd three Guineas; my Wife and I were both surprized, I thought she might have paid it away, and she thought I might; she took the Cook-Maid up first in order to examine her strictly about it; and she said, she knew nothing of it; afterwards she took my Daughter up and examined her, then she took this Girl,
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<p>Q. How came she to confess this?</p>
<p>Bowen. I do not know unless it was in her Fright - she did not say where she had it.</p>
<p>A Witness. I am a Waterman. I have used the House that her Uncle kept some Years, and never knew her wrong any Body - she said, she had the Money, but where she had it, or where it came from, I cannot tell; she said, she had three Guineas, and that she gave it to Pearse.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say where she had the Money from?</p>
<p>Witness. No, she did not.</p>
<p>The Prosecutor said, he thought the Witness had said, she owned she took the three Guineas out of his Box, and gave it to Pearse, but the Witness said, he did not hear her say so.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to tell you this?</p>
<p>Witness. Because her Uncle bid her, if she had taken any Thing from her Master to own it.</p>
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<p>Q. What Colour was it?</p>
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<p>- Freeman. I am a Tanner. I bought a Calf's-Skin of the Prisoner that very Day that Mr Leake came and claimed it in my Yard.</p>
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<p>- Deval. I am a Currier. I have known the young Man these 12 Years; he was my Servant better than a Week - he came as a Turn-over to me; I believe he is an honest Lad, I never suspected him, nor never missed any Thing, though I have frequently trusted him.</p>
<p>Jury. How came you to turn him over then?</p>
<p>Deval. My Mother and he could not agree, and I would not offend her in such a Case as that; that is the Reason.</p>
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<p>- Carruthers. I am a Carpenter and Victualler. I have known him several Years, and never heard any Ill of him; he has a very good Character for any Thing that I know.</p>
<p>Leake. The Prisoner confessed the taking of the Skin; I can tell you more of it if you would have any more.
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<p>Q. Was you privy to his taking them?</p>
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<p>Q. How came he to tell you of it?</p>
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<p>The Prisoner's Father. This Kinsman of Mr Read's had lost 10 s. out of his Pocket, or else he said, he would not have spoke of it, and that he was frightened into it; Mr Read said, the Boy had lost 10 s. out of his Pocket.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you lose ten Shillings?</p>
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<p>A Witness. Mr Read told me, that he believed the Boy would never have told him, only upon the Account of his losing the 10 s. - that the Boy was frightened at his losing the 10 s. or else he had not known any Thing of the Matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-6-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner came into my Shop the 23d of March, and asked to see some China-Basons, and bid Money for one; and as the Person that served her looked another Way, she took an Opportunity, as it is imagined, to conceal one under her Cloak; she went to the next China-Shop to see some Plates, and while the Person that served her went to take some Things off the Shelf, she took a China-Dish. My Bason was found upon her; my Neighbour came to me, and asked me, If she had bought a China-Bason of me: I said, No: says he, I took this Bason from her. - This is my Bason; here is my own Hand-writing upon it; I am sure I had it in my Shop that Day.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-6-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took a China-Bason out of the Prisoner's Bundle; this looks very much like that Bason, I believe it to be the same; it is the same Pattern. -</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take it from her?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-6-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mrs Ashbourner, who keeps a China-Shop not far from Mr Vere's: We were all at Dinner except my Mistress, who was in the Shop; the Prisoner had stole a Dish, and my Mistress had taken it from her; I followed the Prisoner to see if she had got any Thing else; she had a Bundle along with her; I think it was under her Arm; I desired to see what was in it; I looked into her Bundle and saw this Bason, and took it out of her Bundle; she came back along with me, or the Mob brought her after me, I am not certain which; when she came into the Shop, our Man turned up the Bason and saw this Gentleman's Mark upon it, for he knows his Mark.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-6-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have locked this Bason up ever since, and Casebury told me, when he delivered it to me then, that he took it out of her Bundle.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I went into the City to buy something, and went into this Gentleman's Shop, and asked to see some China-Basons; he shewed me two Basons; I asked him the Price; he said, he sold them generally for 18 d. but I should have One at 17 d. I bid 14 d. and afterwards 14 d. Half-penny, and came out of the Shop; - it was not this Gentleman that served me; and as I went down the Street, I met two Acquaintance of mine, who were going to the other End of the Town; there was a China-Woman coming by, and I bought this Bason of her, and gave her 15 d. for it, and she had one Plate which was like that: Pray do not you sell these to the People who sell China about the Streets?</p>
<p>Vere. Very frequently; but I had not sold any to them that Day.</p>
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<p>Q. What Day was this?</p>
<p>Mackenzie. It was this Day three Weeks. - It was a blue and white Landskip, with a blue Spot at the Bottom, (the Bason was produced, and she was asked whether that was the Bason) it was this Pattern, but I cannot swear to the Bason. - It was such a Pattern, white on the Inside, with a little blue at the Bottom as that is.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-6-person89" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in Fleetstreet, she said she was going to buy some China; I told her she had better let it alone till another Time, but she said she must do it for Fear of disobliging a Friend; and she bought a Bason of a Woman who had some China in a Basket.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the Bason?</p>
<p>Tipper. It was this Pattern. (This Evidence did hardly look at the Bason).</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-6-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner between four and five Years, and know her to be an industrious Person, who gets up early to work. I never heard any Ill of her.</p>
<p>Mr - . The Prisoner, when she was at her Liberty, was a Lodger of mine, and behaved honestly and honourably in my House; she has looked after my Wife in Lyings-in. I have trusted her with all I am worth, and she never wronged me of any Thing. I know her to have worked hard for her Living. - I am a Carpenter and Undertaker.</p>
<p>Jury to Mr Vere. Did not you sell any Basons of that Kind that Day?</p>
<p>Vere. No Bason of that Kind was sold that Day either by me or my Servants.</p>
<p>Court to Mackenzie. Can you swear that is the Bason you saw her buy that Day?</p>
<p>Mackenzie. No, I cannot.</p>
<p>Fortman of the Jury. I desire to know the Character of those two Women who were the two first Witnesses, where they live, and what Business they follow?</p>
<p>Mackenzie. I am a Milliner by Trade, and live in Tower-street, facing a Cheese-Monger's. - I have lived there ever since before last Christmas. - There is a Silk-Soowerer lives at next Door. - I do not keep a Shop, I work in my own Apartment; my Sister and I live together.</p>
<p>Q. Whose House is it at?</p>
<p>Mackenzie. He dresses Dolls for the Shops. - I do not know his Name. I am so frightened I can hardly speak.</p>
<p>Mrs Innys. She lives in Black-Swan-Court now; it is in Mr. Reed's House
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<interp inst="t17430413-6-person96" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 23d of March, the Prisoner at the Bar came into my Shop, and asked for some enamelled China Plates. I turned my Back to her, and took some off the Shelf; I showed them her, and told her the Price; she said they were a great deal too dear; I told her I could not take much less. She said she must have them cheaper, for she had broke three of a Gentlewoman's Plates, and that the Gentlewoman said they cost her 4 s. said I, you had better give the four Shillings to the Person; she stood humming and hawing and would not stir; said I, Good Woman, you had better go away; says she, look a little farther; said I, Prithee go about your Business, and I espied under her Arm something of China; thinks I, she may have been somewhere else and bought some. When she was got two or three Steps from the Counter, said I, Mistress, What have you got there? So I took hold of her, and saw my own Dish. I was almost frightened to Death. Said I, Oh, you Bold Face, you have got my Dish. I called up my Servant, and said, This Bold-Face has stole my Dish. She wanted to put the Dish down; I took the Dish from under her Arm; she had a short Cloak over it. I was glad to get my Dish, and I let her go. Says some Body, have you lost nothing else? Says the Boy, I will run after her and see; so he went over the Bridge as far as the Pastry-Cook's; says he, I am come to see whether you have any Thing else of my Mistress's; and she and the Bason were brought back to my Shop.</p>
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<p>Jury. Had he no Pocket?</p>
<p>Mascall. No, he had no Pocket at all; the Sugar would have fell through between his Coat and Waistcoat if he had gone far. When I laid hold of him he seemed to be in a Fit, or drunk, or not well, and was very rustical, and I was obliged to get a Cart to carry him. He would not acknowledge any thing till he found he was mastered, and I had got him into the Cart; and then he said he had got the Sugar under Botolph's-Wharf Gateway. - He is a Person that goes about the Keys to pilfer what he can.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Mascall. I know it very well, he was in the House of Correction two or three Days before that for the same Practices. - He owned he took it out of the Warehouses.</p>
<p>Q. How has he an Opportunity of doing that?</p>
<p>Mascall. The Cooper's Servants go into the Warehouses to draw the Casks for Samples for Sale; and I do apprehend they might leave the Doors open, and that he might get in that Way, - they are very apt to leave the Doors open.
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<p>Q. How do you know these Streakes belonged to your Master?</p>
<p>Grub. I am positive they were my Master's Wheels, I will take my Oath of it before your Lordship - one belongs to my Master, and the others belongs to another Person, a Hog-Butcher, (calling him by his Name) you have heard of him my Lord.</p>
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<p>Sims. I saw the Tracks from my very Gate, all the Way, to the Prisoner's Yard. - They stood close to the Gate in my Yard.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mine is an open Yard, I have no Fence, any Body might bring them there.</p>
<p>Sims. The Stable they were in opens to this open Yard; I do not know whether it was locked or open.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Son did put something upon the Fire, but I do not know any Thing how he came by it.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. Why did not you prosecute him sooner?</p>
<p>Sims. I got a Warrant to take him up, but I could not light of him; here is a Letter which he sent to me desiring me to be favourable; he confessed the taking of the Wheels before the Justice, and said, he hoped I would be merciful to him and have Compassion on his Children. -</p>
<p>Grub. I was not before the Justice, I did not hear him mention whether he took them or no.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I do not know that I said any such Thing, if I did I was suddled; I had a Friend came to me, and they had given me a little Drink, and that is a Thing I do not accustom myself to.</p>
<p>The Prisoner's Maid. I am a hired Servant to the Prisoner, I have 50 s. a Year; he was taken ill that Night and went to Bed before it was dark - that very Night the Wheels were brought into the Yard.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to remember it was the Night when the Wheels were brought there?</p>
<p>The Maid. Because they were taken away the next Day - my Master did not continue in Bed all the next Day, he got up about Nine o'Clock in the Morning.</p>
<p>Q. Could he have got out of Bed and have gone out in the Night without your knowing of it.</p>
<p>The Maid. One of the Children was sick with him, and I sat up all Night with him and his Child - that very Night before Mr Sims came and found the Wheels in the Yard - I never saw the Wheels; the Prisoner has seven small Children.</p>
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<p>Sims. I missed the Wheels about Eight or Nine in the Morning, that Girl was Mistress of the House then, the good Woman of the House was not at home, she was gone from him with a little Child; I believe she can very well tell whether he was up all Night or no.
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<p>Q. What Sort of a Window was it?</p>
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<p>Mr Ashley. The Prosecutor,
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<p>Q. What Age are you?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am going into the sixteenth Year of my Age.</p>
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<p>Mr Hammond. I have Evidence, who heard him say when he was taken, that he should be hanged.</p>
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<p>Mr Hammond. I went to the House where he lodged, and the Woman said he went out in a Hurry; and that it then wanted but very little of Seven.
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<p>Q. Was the Shop quite shut up?</p>
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<p>Shields. We both helped to take the Things out: We put our Arms in and took them out. I sent him Home with an Apron full first, and then I got as many as I could myself, and went Home after him. We sold them in Rag-Fair for 26 s. and divided the Money between us.</p>
<p>Prisoner. What Part had I of the Money?</p>
<p>Shields. He had but five Shillings of the Money; for there was another with us who is since dead. We sold one Parcel for 15 s. and the other for 11 s. he had his Part of the first Parcel, but not of the last; we sunk that upon him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was a poor hard working Lad, only they drew me into their Company.</p>
<p>- Unwin. After
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<p>Prisoner. I desire to know what he gets his Living by, whether it is not by Thief-taking, for the Sake of the Reward.</p>
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<p>Q. How did you get the Grate down?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-15-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and another consulting together and looking hard at Mr Meckwold's Window; (the Sash being then up) my Wife was in the Room with me, said I, My Dear, I believe here are two young Men who want to get into Mr Meckwold's House; they both went up to the Door and set their Shoulders against it, and gave a Shove, then went about ten Doors farther to another Door, and there they stood consulting again for some Time; at last, when the People were not in such a Hurry in passing and repassing, the Prisoner left his Companion and came to this Window again, and looked at it very hard; there was a Woman coming along, he met her and then turned back, and as soon as the Woman was passed him, (for there was no Body else in the Street, passing or repassing) he jumps on the Rail before the Window, and put his Hand over and took down the Blind - the Sash was up so high that you might put your Hand over the Blind - there was Room for a Hand to go in, and that was all; my Wife bid me open the Window and call out; No, said I, I do not think that so well, I will go down and take him in the House; said I to a Journyman, who works in the same House with me, There's a Man in the House over the Way, let us go and secure him: I went down Stairs, and as soon as I had opened the Door, the Prisoner at the Bar jumped out of the Window, over the Rail, and came on our Side of the Way; he ran by me, said I to the young Man, who was with me, Richard, lay hold of him, and Richard laid hold of him directly; as soon as he had laid hold of him, there were two Men on our Side of the Way (tho' I saw but one before) and they run upon us almost ready to devour us, Richard was surprised, and I too, but they went off, and we saw no more of them; said I to Richard, This is the Man that I saw at the Window, I am sure of it, so we charged a Constable with him, and took him to the Round-house; - I am sure the Prisoner is the Man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-15-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was trimming the Gentleman's Lamp; I saw the Prisoner loitering about, and saw his Hand upon the Window, and he was coming out over the Rail; I did not suspect him at first, for I took him to be a Servant to the Gentleman, and therefore did not stop him; I heard he was taken afterwards. - I saw him coming out of the Window as well as I see him at the Bar now.</p>
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<p>Smart. The Blind is fastened with a little Bolt which shoots into the Frame of the Window.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was bolted at Seven o'Clock?</p>
<p>Smart. I am sure it was bolted at that Time - I am sure it was bolted all Day; I am very sensible the Prisoner opened it; my Lady and my Master went out, and I am sure neither of them went into the Parlour; I bolted it in the Morning, and I think I can safely say it was bolted all Day, because there was no Body to open it, unless I had unbolted it myself.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Meckwold. Was there any Thing lost or moved?</p>
<p>Mr Meckwold. I found a Tea-Chest moved out of its Place, but there was nothing taken away.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask them if I got into the House at all?</p>
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<p>Goddard. The Sash and the Blind are different Things; the Blind is fixed, and the Sash may be pushed up, and the Blind remain fixed; the Blind is fastened with a Bolt, which is on the Top of the Blind, and goes into the Side of the Frame of the Window.</p>
<p>Q. The Question is, Whether, when he pushed the Sash up, the Blind must not fall down.</p>
<p>Goddard. It cannot fall by the lifting up of the Sash; but it stood safe against the Side of the Window.</p>
<p>Q. If the Blind had fell down, whether you must not have heard it?</p>
<p>Goddard. I believe we might, but it stood very safe by the Side of the Window.</p>
<p>Simmonds. He jump'd up on the Rail; he laid one Hand upon the Frame of the Window, and the other Hand was upon the Top of the Blind, then he too k the Blind down with his Hand and made a Reach, and lay over the Window as if he was going to see the Blind down upon the Ground
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<p>Jackson. These are Mr Caslon's Sheets which I left out a-drying.</p>
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<p>Jackson. This Sheet was stole from me, and belongs to Mr Caslon.</p>
<p>- Atkins. I have known
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<p>Jury. We desire to know, whose Name it was entered in?</p>
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<p>Q. Supposing the old Woman had come, could she have had it?</p>
<p>Crown. Yes, she should have had it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-17-person225" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> - n me, and a good deal of that Language, and said it was no Business of mine; and he would go to Jail rather than make a Discovery; then, said I, you shall go to Jail; for these Things have been pretty frequently practised in our Neighbourhood, and I am resolved to find out the Bottom of it. Then he said, Damn you, Sir, I had these from Dublin. Now I knew where the Flannels chiefly came from, and that there are very few which come from thence. When he was examined before my Lord-Mayor, he said he had them from one Brown, a Correspondent of his in Lancashirt, but my Lord threatening to commit him, he said, My Lord, if you will not commit me to Jail, I will tell you the Truth; then he said he had them at a Court in Threadneedle-street, of the Gentleman's Servant. - He owned he had them of my Servant, the other Prisoner; who, being sensible of his Guilt, confessed the Fact with Tears. He owned he had taken, at different Times, about eleven or twelve Pieces, which he had sold to this Brown; he said he sold them for 15 Shillings a Piece, two of them were worth 12 or 13 d. per Yard; and two of them about Eight-pence half-penny per Yard; the lowest priced Flannel we have is Eight-pence half-penny per Yard. The Prisoner had been my
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<p>Q. Did he never sell any Goods for you?</p>
<p>Staples. I do not deny that he used to sell Goods for me sometimes when I was out of the Way.</p>
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<p>Q. What Price did you use to give him for them?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-17-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I gave him different Prices, sometimes Six-pence, and sometimes Seven-pence or Seven-pence half-penny, never less than Six-pence; some of it was damaged, and not worth above a Groat a Yard. I believe I have bought to the Value of ten Pounds of him, and never got above two Shillings in the Pound by any Thing that I bought of him. - This Gentleman says in his Evidence, that I was loth to take Charge of Brown; but he
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<p>Mr Staples. I said he had sold Goods for me when I was out of Town, or not in the Way.</p>
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<p>Q. Did not Brown say he had these Goods from Ireland?</p>
<p>James. Yes, he did, but there was no Mention made of any particular Parcel of Goods.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he say he had them out of Lancashire?</p>
<p>James. Yes, he said he had some, or one Piece out of Lancashire.</p>
<p>Q. Did he own he had them at Mr Staples's?</p>
<p>James. He said at last he had them at a Warehouse in Threadneedle-street. Q. Have these been all the while in your Custody?</p>
<p>Mr James produced the Flannels, and said they had not been all the while in his Custody, but believed them to be the Goods he bought of John Brown; and Mr Staples proved them to be his Goods.</p>
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<p>Q. Has there been any Distribution of any Part of the Estate of the Deceased?</p>
<p>Lyddall. No, I have not distributed any Thing.</p>
<p>Q. Whose Property do you take them to be?</p>
<p>Lyddall. I apprehend them to be my Property, as I am Executor, on Behalf of the Legatees. I got a Search-Warrant, and had the Prisoner apprehended.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Mr Johnson and I lodged at a Publick-House, and he said to me, Mr Birch, you are out of Place, you may lie here; but we had a few Words which occasioned a Difference; says he, As you want a little Money, there are some Things which are left between Molly and me; you may take them, and make use of these Spoons, but do not sell them out-right; and I sold them out-right without his Consent, and he charges me with stealing of them.</p>
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<p>Q. Did they go to Bed on Saturday Night?</p>
<p>Cole. The old one (
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<interp inst="t17430413-19-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About Nine o'Clock on Sunday Morning, Mrs Bates sent to let me know, that she was robbed by one of my Servants, (she is a Bed-ridden Woman and cannot stir) and that my Servant lay with her Apprentice, and that they were both gone; I bid her be easy, and said, I did not fear but I should lay hold of them presently, and about Twelve o'Clock on Sunday, I found them drunk and in Bed, at the Bull, at Tottenham-high-Cross; when I charged them with the Fact, they fell into a Flood of Tears, and said, they were sorry for what they had done; like those unhappy People who are detected; I desired them to make Satisfaction to this Woman, upon which they readily gave me a Pocket, in which was one five Moidore Piece, one 36 s. Piece, 2 Guineas, and 41 Shillings in Silver; I asked them, Whether that was all; they said, Yes, there is all: Said I, Mrs Bates says you have taken more; they said, there was no more: Said I, Be ingennous, do do not conceal any Thing, it will be the worse for you if you do: They said, there was no more Money; I asked for the Linnen, and they said it was given to a Woman to wash; I went to the Woman for it, and she delivered it; it was in a miserable nasty Pickle; it is not fit to be seen in Court; said I, You took it away clean, how came it in this Condition? They said, they had the Misfortune to let it fall in a Ditch; I asked them, how they came at the Money; Ellard said, she did not know how Cannon came by it; and that she brought it to her. I have known Ellard a great while, and did not think but that she had been very honest.</p>
<p>Q. Who gave you the Money?</p>
<p>Sanders. Ellard gave me the Money - I think they were fuddled.</p>
<p>Q. What was the Washerwoman they gave the Linnen to?</p>
<p>Sanders. I do not know her, - she is not here.</p>
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<p>Sanders. I had it from the Prisoners at the Bar, - that is, from the Washerwoman, by the Direction of the Prisoners.</p>
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<p>Sanders. This Pair of Cotton Stockings I took off Ellard's Legs.</p>
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<p>Mr Price. On Wednesday the sixth of this Instant, Mr Gerrard brought this Spoon to me; I asked whose Spoon it was; he said it was his own; said I, here is a Crest upon it; Have you a Crest to your Family? I looked back to the Advertisements, and found an Advertisement of the 30th of March, of a Spoon being lost, with the Crest, a Catherine-Wheel and Cross. Said I, This Spoon is stole, but I would not give you any Trouble, as I believe you to be very honest, and have lived so long in the Parish. The Person to be applied to was one Mr Langton in Lombard-Street; when I carried him the Spoon, he laid me down 10 s. Sir, said I. Do you think I do this for the sake of the Reward? I will not deliver it till I see whether I can find out the Thief. Mr Fell came to me that Afternoon, and said he believed he had got Intelligence of the Man, and on Saturday Morning last he took him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. One Day coming up through Wapping, I happened to meet with two young Men, one of them is a Blacksmith, they made believe as if they had taken up a Spoon, I insisted upon seeing
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<p>Q. Where are those Persons who saw you pick the Spoon up?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I do not know where to find them, they were Passengers in the Street: I was to have had some Things sent from Dorchester, and that was the Reason of my going up to Hide-Park-Corner.</p>
<p>It being intimated that he had lived in the Family, and therefore might know the Crest, which he said he did not, Honor Dilk was therefore called again.</p>
<p>Honor Dilk. The Prisoner lived 20 Months together in the Family, and it is a hard Case if he should not know the Coat of Arms.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The Spoons were only marked J. F. when I lived there.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he used the Crest?</p>
<p>Dilk. Ever since he set up his Coach, which is 14 Years.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prisoner. How long is it since you lived in the Family?</p>
<p>Prisoner. It is 5 Years since I lived with Mr Fell, and if he had not known me to have been an honest Servant he would not have sent for me to work for him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Did not you send me to pawn the Coat?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. She lent me the Cloak.</p>
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<p>Burridge. And please you my Lord, this Man. Rushton, and I, were drinking together till Ten o'Clock on Saturday Night; he said he had no Money, and desired me to lend him a Shilling, and he delivered these Pickers into my Hand.</p>
<p>Q To Rushton. In what Manner, was the Door broke open?</p>
<p>Rushton. Either the Staple was pushed back, or the Lock was picked, the Staple was half bent, there was nothing broke; just at duskish, I went to Bed, and then I saw the Door was locked, I was sick that Night. - The Prisoner lodged in the same House.</p>
<p>Rushton. How should this Man have this Money, When he received but Three Shillings on Saturday Night?</p>
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<p>Another Witness. I have nothing to say against this Woman, as to the picking of the Pocket; I could say something against the other Woman, that was with her.
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Thursday was se'nnight (the last Day of March) about 10 o'Clock in the Evening, as I was going home to Newington, I was overtaken by two Men; they laid hold of me and demanded my Money, and while one of them was searching me, the other came and took off my Hat, and they took my Gloves and my Handkerchief; I begged for my Hat because it was very cold; and the second Person, who took off my Hat, put me in a great deal of Fear, and if it had not been upon the Account of the first Person that stopped me (Eyres) I believe I had lost my Life. - I was down on my Knees and begg'd for my Life; they threatened me very much. - The first that came up to me took 5s. out of my Breeches-Pocket - I cannot be certain whether they took my Gloves and Handkerchief, but they were all gone, I missed them when I came home; and I suppose the Person that search'd me took the 5s. out of my Pocket. It was on the
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<p>Court. Look upon the Prisoners; and see whether you can say, one, or either of them are the Persons that used you so?</p>
<p>Byfield. No, I cannot, it was pretty dark; I cannot tell their Faces - It was only Star-light.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person335" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Eyres, and I, went out with an Intent to rob; we went as far as the Black-Horse, in King's-land-Road, and as we were coming back again, we met this Gentleman (Mr Byfield) - I do not remember the Gentleman's Person; we passed him, and after we had passed by him, Eyres and Cropp turned back again; I went to see what they turned back for, and they had got hold of him, Eyres was down on his Knees searching of him, and Cropp took off his Hat; we pawned the Hat in Holioway-Lane, for 2 s. - they said, they found nothing else about him.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this done?</p>
<p>Warman. It was a little beyond the Ironmongers Alms-houses; we did not meet any People till we came to King's-land-Road. - They owned the Fact before Justice De Veil.</p>
<p>Byfield. I believe it was something beyond the Ironmongers Alms-houses.</p>
<p>Q. Who was present before Justice De Veil when they owned it?</p>
<p>Warman. Several Persons in Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present at Colonel De Veil's when these Prisoners were examined (I do not know whether any Thing was taken in Writing ) but the first Time they were examined they both acknowledged the Robbery; and one of them said, he had not any Part of the Money.</p>
<p>Q. What did Cropp say?</p>
<p>Robinson. He owned his being present at the robbing of Mr Byfield, and confessed what he was charged with, but that he had not any Part of the Booty, and Cropp said, that the Evidence pawned the Hat, and that Eyres and he stood at some Distance while he pawned it.</p>
<p>Q. What were they charged with?</p>
<p>Robinson. They were charged with robbing a Person in King's-land-Road - a Person that was then unknown; there happened to be a Gentleman present, upon the Examination, who said, he knew the Person that was robbed, and that Mr Byfield had told him of his being robbed; upon that, Colonel De Veil appointed another Day for their further Examination, and at the second Examination they both denied it; it was not then known that the Gentleman lost any thing but a Hat.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Pawnbroker; on the 1st of April, about seven o'Clock in the Morning, a young Man brought a Hat to me to pawn, and I lent him two Shillings on it; he took it off his Head and gave it me, and on the 5th of April it was fetched out. I do not know the Hat, or the Man who came into the Shop.</p>
<p>Warman. I had this Hat from Cropp, and I am sure this is the Hat I carried to the Pawnbroker's.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure this is the Hat that Cropp gave you?</p>
<p>Warman. If it is the same Hat that I gave the Pawnbroker, it is the same Hat that I had of Cropp. - I cannot be sure this is the Hat I had of Cropp.</p>
<p>Mr Byfield. This is the Hat I had on that Night I was robbed.</p>
<p>Q. to Whitehead. Who brought this Hat to you?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174304130023"/>Whitehead. The Person that brought it came as soon as I had opened Shop in the Morning. I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Warman. I believe it was about seven o'Clock in the Morning when I carried it.</p>
<p>Whitehead. As near as I can tell it was about seven o'Clock in the Morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever carry any ot her Hat to this Man to pawn, but the Hat you had from Cropp?</p>
<p>Warman. No, I never carried any other Hat to him.</p>
<p>The Prisoners did not make any Defence, but desired the Witnesses to their Character might be called.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner Eyres is my own Brother, the more is the Misfortune. I never knew but what he was an honest Fellow, and worked hard for his Bread. He is a
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<p>Q. Do you know any Thing of his being with you on the 31st of March?</p>
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<p>Q. What Twelve at Night?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person344" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I come on the Behalf of Cropp. I live in the Neighbourhood where he did, and have known him from a Child, (nineteen or twenty Years) and never knew him guilty of any such thing before. His Mother follows the Business of a Dyer, and he has worked in the Dye-House with his Mother. I have been in the Dye-House perhaps three or four Times a Week.</p>
<p>Jury. Did you find him there often?</p>
<p>Mather. He has been at work sometimes, but he has not been so often in the Dye-House, since he has been acquainted with these People. - His Mother is a very honest Woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person345" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Cropp these fifteen Years, he has been frequently in my House, and always behaved well; he has been just and honest to me. I have had silver Spoons and Mugs in the House, and he never did me any Wrong, and he might have done me a great deal if he would. - I carry on the Weaving Business.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person346" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Cropp about two Years and an half, and have trusted him with several Parcels of Silk, which he has had to dye for me, and I always found it very right. His Mother and Brother are very honest People.</p>
<p>Mrs Jones. I have entrusted
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<p>Foreman of the Jury. I desired to be informed, whether she knows what he is, and how he spends his Time?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person349" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a Neighbour to Cropp, I have known him about ten Years, and he always behaved well in the Neighbourhood. There are several Gentlemen who would have come to his Character, but Business has prevented them. He worked with his Brother in the Dye-House.</p>
<persName id="t17430413-27-person350"> Dorothy Clagget
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person350" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My Husband lived in the Family, before he (the Prisoner) was born. Cropp has been frequently at our House, and always behaved well. I never heard that ever he wronged any Body in my Life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person351" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My Husband and I have lived twenty Years over-against the House where his Mother lives, and have known him ever since he was born; and I never knew or heard any Harm of him in the Neighbourhood. - His Mother is a very honest industrious Woman, and has brought up a large Family. I hope, my Lord, and Gentlemen of the Jury, for his poor Mother's Sake, and the bringing up of the Family, that you will take this into Consideration; she is now very much in Despair upon this Account.</p>
<p>Q. to Whitehead. Did you take in any other. Hat that Morning?</p>
<p>Whitehead. Yes, I did, but not quite so soon.</p>
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<p>Mr Byfield applied himself to the Court, on the Behalf of Eyres, and said if it had not been for Eyres, he believes he should have been murdered.</p>
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<p>Q. What Time was this?</p>
<p>Warman. I believe it was about twelve o'Clock at Night; Beaumont was very much in Liquor; Cropp confessed the Robbery before Colonel De Veil; I believe the Keeper of New-Prison heard him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430413-27-person356" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (Keeper of the New-Prison.) I was there, but I do not remember that I heard him own this - it was said, but I do not know who said it; I heard Cropp say, If he had robbed him, that this Fellow (that is Warman) knocked him down.</p>
<p>Q to Beaumont. Was you in Liquor that Night?</p>
<p>Beaumont. Yes, I was a little in Liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Was you singing?</p>
<p>Beaumont. Yes, I remember I was singing.</p>
<p>Prisoner. When they knocked the Man down, I was asleep at the Baker and Basket Door, the End of Hog-Lane, and when they came to me they brought the Hat and Wig with them; I was not in their Company.</p>
<p>Warman. The Hat and Wig was carried to Rag-Fair to be sold by Anderson, who is gone to Sea.
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<persName id="t17430413-28-person362"> Jacob Gudgeon
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<p>Q. Do you know any Thing of his marrying
<persName id="t17430413-28-person363"> Eleanor Hubbard
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