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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174405100001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, Held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey,
<p>On THURSDAY the 10th, FRIDAY the 11th, and SATURDAY the 12th, of May.</p>
<p>In the 17th Year of his MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Fifth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY OF THE</p>
<p>Right Honble Sir
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<p>LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER V.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1744.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174405100002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Smoult Pye *,</p>
<p>*
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Charles Church,</p>
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<p>William Cosh +,</p>
<p>+ And Henry Hayman on the Middlesex Jury the second day in the room of
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<p>242.
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<p>The Prosecutor recommended the Prisoner to the court.</p>
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<p>246. And
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<p>Greswold. Do you know that I received these things knowing them to be stole?</p>
<p>Phillips. No otherwise than I was told.</p>
<p>William Hall. I am master of the
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<p>Q. What do you call the small cable?</p>
<p>Hall. I call them both cables, but some people call them tollings; - we found all of them at Greswold's house, I found the two cables in the closet, and Greswold's wife said she would show me two sails that her husband had bought, and I said they were mine.</p>
<p>Q. Did Greswold stay there when you came into the house?</p>
<p>Hall No; as soon as I took hold of the cable and said it was mine, he went away.</p>
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<p>Q. What did you carry with you?</p>
<p>Pinfold. A marline spike, a hammer and hatcher.</p>
<p>Q. Who went the first night?</p>
<p>Pinfold. Hodges, one Williams and I went the first night, but Hodges was not with me the last night;
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<p>Q. What did you do then?</p>
<p>Pinfold. Andrew drew the staple of the fore skuttle, and so broke the yatch, and took a trivet, some stanchions, some ropes, and two sails, one of them was a gib; Andrew handed the sails up, and I helped to hand some of the other things.</p>
<p>Q. How did you go to the ship?</p>
<p>Pinfold. Greswold lent us his little boat till we could get another to suit our conveniency: we used to take any large boat that we could find, and so go on board the ships; he had bought a larger boat and brought it home from the carpenter's the Saturday that we were taken up.</p>
<p>Q. When you had got these things where did you carry them?</p>
<p>Pinfold. To Mr. Greswold's house, and delivered the sails, ropes and stanchions, &c. to him.</p>
<p>Q. What time of night did you go to do this?</p>
<p>Pinfold. The watchman went past one as we were taking them out of the yatch, which lay between Cole Harbour and Stone-Stairs. - Greswold lives at Cole-Harbour by Blackwall, and keeps the sign of the Ramsgate Pink.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know he knew these things were stole?</p>
<p>Pinfold. He lent us a boat to go on board with, and enticed me away from my master (one Griffiths a waterman and lighterman). He told me I might
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<p>Q. Where did you live when the
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<p>Pinfold. Andrew and Hodges and I lay at his house, we lay there three nights.</p>
<p>Pris. Andrew. We lay there three nights.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever go on board any other vessels ?</p>
<p>Pinfold. Yes, we carried coals to his house, which we got out of a lighter in the night time, about a week before we went to the Montague yatch - We did not lye at his house then.</p>
<p>Greswold. Did not the officer promise you, that if you would accuse me you should be cleared?</p>
<p>Pinfold. No.</p>
<p>Greswold. Did you ever bring any goods in a boat of mine, or did I ever send you about any such thing ?</p>
<p>Pinfold. Mr. Greswold lent us his boat, he knew what we were going about.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him what you were going about?</p>
<p>Pinfold. We told him we were going to get old ropes, or any thing we could get.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-3-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to Greswold's house, and told him I had a warrant to search his house. I read the warrant to him, and he told me, I might search his house and welcome. Accordingly we did, and when Mr. Hall took hold of a rope and said, that is a piece of my cable, he walked away. I said, Mr. Greswold, don't go; he said he was going to look for the boy, and would be back again in a minute. I sent two men after him, and then he run into the marsh - the Isle of Dogs, which is right against his house. I went the next day to his house again to search for him, and found him covered over in a copper he used to brew in (he used to brew his own beer) in his shirt, without his coat and waistcoat; there was water in it, for when he came out of the copper I was forced to stay till he changed his shoes and stockings, they were so wet.</p>
<p>Greswold. Did you see me in the copper?</p>
<p>Pope. Yes, and pulled you out of the copper.</p>
<p>Q. Was he standing up, or crouched down?</p>
<p>Pope. Mr. Phillips's, people went into the out-house first and found him there.</p>
<p>Q. Tell us how he was when you first saw him.</p>
<p>Pope. He was standing upright in the copper.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-3-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with a search-warrant to Greswold's, in order to look for Mr. Phillips's things, there was a closet by the fire side, said I, what have you got here? His wife said, some old ropes that we have bought, and I found them to be ours. I found some of our old fails in the garret, but his wife was not very ready to show them. The next day I went with a warrant to search for the rest of the things, for Pinfold told us where to find them. There was a woman talked pretty much, and I asked her what she had to do there? she said, she was to take care of the house. I said, I would take hold of her. She answered, I had no occasion to do that, for Mr. Greswold was above, and as I was going up I think I saw his legs, and one of our people found him in the copper in his brewhouse; he was stooping down, half bent, and said, if we used him well he would come out.</p>
<p>Greswold. Did not you bring cutlasses, and say, cut him down ?</p>
<p>Smith. I said no such thing; I had a cutlass, it was not properly a cutlass, it was a tuck; I was resolved indeed that he should not make his escape again.</p>
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<p>
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<p>
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<p>Jury. What did the Prisoner give for all these things, ropes, iron, and every thing?</p>
<p>Pinfold. He gave us ten shillings for them; there was about half an hundred of iron; - it was about three o'clock in the morning when he paid us for them.</p>
<p>Greswold. I did not think this boy would swear so roundly against me, or I would have been better prepared.</p>
<p>Q. to Hall. What are these things worth? are they worth 10 s. are they worth 40 s.</p>
<p>Hall. I don't know the value of them, they are worth 20 s.</p>
<p>Q. to Phillips. What are all these things worth at a low price.</p>
<p>Phillips. They are worth in all between thirty and forty shillings.</p>
<p>Greswold. Pinfold swears a false thing, to say I gave but 10 s. for them, I gave 15 s. for them. Did you find them in my house?</p>
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<p>Hall. The iron was found at a Smith's, where Greswold carried it to be sold.</p>
<p>Pope. I have known Greswold about half a year. People used to talk, that he got coals and corn in a clandestine manner: he was s uspected by all the neighbourhood before this, and every body was for suppressing his house. His father kept the house before, and it had a bad character then.</p>
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<p>And that he, the said
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<p>The clerk of the arraigns of the home circuit produced the copy of the record of the Prisoner's conviction, viz.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-4-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner was in my custody at Kingston assizes, when he was tried for this fact - I am sure he is the person - I have not seen him at large.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-4-person87" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the Prisoner at my house last Borough Fair was twelvemonths, he called for a quartern of gin or anniseed, I cannot tell which, (I was in trouble for him about this linen, for which he was transported, it was found at my house) he took hold of my hand, and said, Sall, do not be surprized at my coming back again.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any goal-keeper with him?</p>
<p>Barton. There was nobody but his wife.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17440510-4-person88"> Christian Brown
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<interp inst="t17440510-4-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the Prisoner last Borough Fair was twelvemonths, and served him with some liquor. He said to my mistress, Sall, you thought you had transported me for my life, but you see I am returned again. He sat down by my mistress, and wanted to kiss her, and she said, for God's sake keep away - I knew him before he was transported out of the New Goal. - He had nobody with him but a woman.</p>
<p>Prisoner. There is no such thing as disallowing this. I had no intention of returning; we are sold there like beasts, like sheep, or oxen, and we must go with the buyer. I was sold to one Captain
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Wednesday the 7th of April, I was going from London to Chelsea, and
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<p>Q. What time o'night was this?</p>
<p>Martin. I judge it to be about nine o'clock; immediately after they had passed me, and bid me good night, I received a blow cross my temples, a very hard blow, but who gave it me, I cannot tell; I turned myself, and
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<p>Q. Did the Prisoner strike you?</p>
<p>Martin. The first blow was a very severe one; I turned about immediately, and I suppose the Prisoner struck me; afterwards there was a second man came up with a hanger, and gave me some cuts upon my cane; the Prisoner continued his blows, and then I received a blow with a hanger, from which I have a large wound now in my head, and I fell down into a ditch.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing further?</p>
<p>Martin. Yes, when I was down in the ditch,
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> jumped upon my knees, and I said, What do you want? He answered, D - n your blood, your money, what do you think? I told him I had but very little money, but if he would let me get up, I would give it him. D - n your blood, said he, I know that you always carry a watch. I said, so I did, and he took it out of my pocket. I had a pair of very strong buckskin breeches on; he put one hand in my pocket, to tear it down, and the other on the other side. I told him I had no money there, and but very little in the other. He went to my side pocket; I said I had nothing there but a rule (for I am a carpenter.) Then he put in his hand, tore it down, and took two keys, &c. out of my pocket; and said, G - d d - n your blood, you shall never go home again (then I believe he knew me, for I had known him about five years) and he said he would blow my brains out; but I did not see that he had any pistol; when he talked of killing me, the other man said, G - d d - n you, don't kill him, you have done enough to the man already; with that they both went away, and left me in the ditch.</p>
<p>Prisoner. When they went away from you, which way did they go?</p>
<p>Martin. They went towards London.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell certainly that this is the man? Was it light then?</p>
<p>Martin. It was not very light, but I having known him some time before, I knew him as well as I did my own brother. I knew him by his voice, body and face; it is surprising he should have used me in that manner, and if the other man had not been more merciful than he, I should never have been here now.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . At near 11 o'clock at night, on the 17th of April, the constable (
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) came and called me out, and told me, there was one Mr. Martin almost killed in the fields, and he desired me to assist him. I went along with him and three or four more into the Five Fields. The constable and some of them staid behind, and one of them went about an hundred yards before me. Presently I saw a man coming up a good pace, and he struck at me; I had a bayonet in my hand, and I struck at him, and I believe I struck his coat, and then I cried out, stop thief. Then the constable and his man met him, and knocked him down, and we took him.</p>
<p>Q. Who did this man prove to be?</p>
<p>Rowe. The Prisoner at the bar. Then I took him to my house; when he came there, he put his hand round one of the door posts, and cried out, Murder! and would not go in, till he was forced in. Then I asked him where he was going? He said he was going to Esquire Man's on the other side of the college, and that he lived with one Esquire Chester, in Golden Square; but the next day, when Mr. Martin and we were going to Esquire Chester, to know the truth of it, he said, he did not live there.</p>
<p>Q. When you went into the fields it was between ten and eleven, or near eleven, was Mr. Martin got home then?</p>
<p>Rowe. He was got home some time before; for when the Prisoner came to my house, I sent for Mr. Martin, and as soon as he came in, he said, that is the man that robbed me, for I know him by his tongue, and he said, Mr. Saunders, how could you serve me so, when I have given you many a shilling, and many a meal's meat when you have been out of place; and the Prisoner denied then that he had done any thing to him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask him, whether I was the first person that met him?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. This Mr. Martin is an undertaker, and he buried a master of mine; there were four servants of us, two men and two maids, and he gave us a guinea apiece; I would ask him, whether he ever gave me any thing else?</p>
<p>Martin. I did bury a master of his, and I gave three guineas among the servants; how it was disposed of, I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever given him a meal's meat?</p>
<p>Martin. I don't know that I ever gave him a meal's meat, I have given him money, and treated him when he has been out of place, when I have met him, and when we have gone in to drink, I never let him pay any thing.</p>
<p>Prisoner. When you came into the room where I was, did not you ask me which way I got my bread?</p>
<p>Martin. I asked you how you lived, and where you lived; and you would not tell me; and if I did ask you, I had very good reason for it, for this is a bad way of getting bread. He said he was in place at Esquire Chester's; and when I told him I would go to Esquire Chester's, then he said, he did not live there, but only said so; and then he begged for mercy.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I happened to go over the Water Works Bridge, and saw Mr. Martin by the Two Star alehouse, and he said, that he was robbed, he did not say by who, he said, he should know the man again very well if he was to see him; I told him, I would do any thing to serve him; it happened to be my watch-night, and I said I would try if I could catch hold of any body. Mr. Fry was first, I said to Mr. Rowe, Do you go at such a distance; I was the third man, and my apprentice was the next; and we had a parson with us, but I don't know what's become of him; the Prisoner met Mr. Fry, and asked him, where he was going.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it that he met him?</p>
<p>Wheeler. They met about forty yards on the other side of the Horse and Groom, between that and Perrot's illuminations, but it was nearest the Horse and Groom; when the Prisoner asked Mr. Fry where he was going, Mr. Fry said, he was going to London; then Mr. Rowe came, who was the second man; the Prisoner came up to Mr. Rowe, and, to the best of my knowledge, I saw him strike.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Prisoner strike Rowe ?</p>
<p>Wheeler. Yes, I did; with that I cried out. Here's the villain; I struck at him, and happened to strike him just down the back with a gun; and afterwards came my apprentice and another person, and my apprentice knocked him down into the ditch, with the bar of a door (which was the first thing he could light on) and then he resisted very much, and we were afraid the other should come up; I fired the gun at him, to make him stand, and then he went with us very quietly.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you carry him?</p>
<p>Wheeler. We carried him to the Two Star alehouse, just by Mr. Martin's.</p>
<p>Q. Did he oppose going into the house?</p>
<p>Wheeler. Yes, he took hold of one of the pillars of the door, and we got him by the lock of * hair upon the top of his head, and he cried out, Murder! and at last we got him into the house; I told him, he must go in, or I would shoot him; then I sent my apprentice to Mr. Martin's, and he brought him; Mr. Martin said, as soon as he came into the passage, the man was in the house, he knew by his voice; and then I took the Prisoner to the watchhouse.</p>
<p>* The Prisoner's hair was tied up, like many of the livery servants.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not I say, take what I have, and spare my life?</p>
<p>Wheeler. I don't remember that; I know I said if the law is on your side, you will be right; but if the law is against you, you must take what it will allow you.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He told me, there was nothing but powder in the gun, and he fired it only to frighten me.</p>
<p>Wheeler. I did not tell him any such thing.</p>
<p>The Council for the Prisoner offered to prove where the Prisoner was from two o'clock in the afternoon till ten at night; and therefore if the robbery was committed at nine o'clock, the Prisoner could not be the person who committed this robbery; that he was informed, they had used some artisices to make him confess; but he always said, he was innocent, and that Mr. Martin sent a Romish Priest to tell him, that Mr. Martin was dead, and that he could not come to any damage, if he did confess the fact.</p>
<p>Q. Pray Mr. Martin, did you send, or did you not send to Mr. Saunders, to let him know you was dead, and to desire that he would confess upon that account?</p>
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<p>Q. Was you privy to any such thing?</p>
<p>Martin. No, I never was privy to any such thing.</p>
<p>Jury. Pray Mr. Martin, was you in liquor at that time?</p>
<p>Martin. No, I was not, I was very sober; I had been about business: they would not have meddled with me if I had had any body with me; they had enough as it was, only they had got a hanger.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th of April, on a Tuesday, about ten o'clock in the morning, I went with the Prisoner to the Duke of , dined with Mr. Rothwell in Eagle Court, and at seven o'clock we went to Mr. Fowler's an Apothecary in the Strand; we did not sit down there, we came directly to my Lord Ailesbury's (I live with him now) we went to the Two Chairmen in Warwick Street, and drank a pint of beer.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Lord Ailesbury's ?</p>
<p>Watkins. It is about 100 yards from my Lord's house.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it when you parted?</p>
<p>Watkins. It was somewhat more than a quarter after eight.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the Prisoner going then?</p>
<p>Watkins. He said he was going to Chelsea, and I advised him not to go; for he was to have gone to the Duke of Graston's the next morning, and he said he had no clean linnen in town. I never heard any thing further of him till I heard he was in Newgate.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person102" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Fowler, an Apothecary, facing Beauford Buildings in the Strand; the Prisoner and Mr. Watkins came to see me that Night-between seven and eight o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Two Chairmen in Warwick Street by Charing Cross; the Prisoner was at my house the 17th of April between eight and nine at night.</p>
<p>Q. Who was with him?</p>
<p>Buck. There was one or two, my Lord Ailesbury's servant was one; they came in between seven and eight, the Prisoner went with him to my Lord Ailesbury's, and they came back again and staid a little while, and then said, Buck, I wish you a good night.</p>
<p>Q. What time was that?</p>
<p>Buck. That was after eight, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Jury. Was it dark when you parted from him?</p>
<p>Buck. Yes, I think it was; I had lighted candles.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th of April, I had been at the Bun-House at Chelsea, and met the Prisoner about quarter before nine.</p>
<p>Q. Was he walking or drinking?</p>
<p>Paty. I met him there under the lamp.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you going?</p>
<p>Paty. I was going to one Mr. Lerose's, to drink a pint of beer; for I intended to leave my watch there; we staid to drink a pint of beer at the dead wall; and he came with me as far as Hide-Park Corner; it was about five minutes after nine when I came from Chelsea, and I parted with him at Hide-Park Corner a quarter before ten - I have known him about ten years, he is a Gentleman's servant; he has been in several places, and I never heard him spoke disrespectfully of; he lived with Mr. Hutchins at Chelsea, and I don't think he would be guilty of any such act as this - I don't know how long he has been out of place.</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet any body in the Five Fields.</p>
<p>Paty. No, there was a poor Scotsman lying among the pipes, we took him out of the ditch, and took care of him to Hide-Park Corner; he would have made us drink, but we would not accept of it.</p>
<p>Watkins being examined, as to the Prisoner's character, said, he never heard any thing against his character in his life; and that gentle and simple always gave him a good character.</p>
<p>- Lerose. I keep the Red Lion in Chelsea; on the 17th of April, the Prisoner came along with Paty (Mr. Mitchell's groom) to my house.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he come?</p>
<p>Lerose. I believe, as near as I can tell, it was about nine o'clock, or a l ittle after.</p>
<p>Q. How far is your house from the Horse and Groom?</p>
<p>Lerose. A good way - it may be two miles and a quarter, if not quite, but it is very near.</p>
<p>Q. Did he look cool, or was he at all heated?</p>
<p>Patey. He was not at all heated - he was not in a sweat - he was cool in his countenance - he did not look as if he had been in any violent motion.</p>
<p>Jury, to the Constable. Was he searched, or was any thing found upon them?</p>
<p>Wheeler. I did search him, but I found nothing upon him; he had private pockets about him, and though I found nothing when I searched him, he had money afterwards, for he treated me.</p>
<p>Jury. If he had had a watch about him, and you had searched him, do you think you should not have found it?</p>
<p>Wheeler. I believe I should if I had searched him strictly.</p>
<p>Jury. Was not you informed of Mr. Martin's having lost a watch?</p>
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<p>Jury. Then why would you not search to find it?</p>
<p>Wheeler. He had time enough to make it away before that, for I met Mr. Martin at a quarter after ten, and at the time I met the Prisoner it was nearer eleven.</p>
<p>- Stanley, Esq; The first time I saw the Prisoner at the bar was in February was twelvemonths, at which time I was going down to offer my services at St. Albans, and having only one servant in town, my own servant, who had known him before, recommended him to me to serve me. I had during that time more than negative proofs of his honesty; for I sent my servant I had before, with more than 350 l. in bank notes to Mr. Child's, to desire him to let me have specie for them: my own servant brought me 250 l of the money, and the Prisoner brought me 100 l. very honestly, and by some circumstances I believe it would have been in his power to have taken away that 100 l. My own servant being disordered by riding in the country, I kept the Prisoner about a fortnight, during which time he was the only person intrusted with my linnen and clothes, and when he gave up the account of them there was nothing at all missing. I must also observe, that I never saw a more civil or sober servant than he was, and he always behaved himself in such a manner that I should not imagine him to be capable of the matter he is now charged with.</p>
<p>- Lewis. I live in Bond Street, and am a hosier and haberdasher. I have known the Prisoner about two years, and during that time his character and behaviour (for what I know) has been honest and just. A young gentleman at my house wanted a servant, I enquired after several, and among them the Prisoner came, and he hired him from the character he had of him at Sir
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, which was as good as any man could have; and upon it he had the young gentleman's place, where he behaved honestly and soberly. He was backward and forward at my house very often: he is a very sober man, I never saw him drunk in my life.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Stanley. You say in about a fortnight's time he went from you, did he go from you upon any misbehaviour?</p>
<p>- Stanley, Esq; He went away from me because my servant was well again; but if he had continued ill, or I had wanted another servant, I would have taken him preferable to any body I knew at that time.</p>
<p>Jury. When they returned, did they come in company with this money, or did they come singly?</p>
<p>- Stanley, Esq; They came in company. I do not know how far it may be proper to mention in evidence what my servant told me, who is absent; for when they were upon the road they were not so much in company, but that if he had had a mind to have gone away with the money he might.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-5-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to the Duke of Graston, I am one of his messengers. I have known the Prisoner twelve or fourteen years, he has been that time a gentleman's servant, and always had the best of characters; I believe he is a very innocent and honest man; I never heard any ill of him till this time in my life.</p>
<p>Q. to Wheeler. What had the Prisoner in his hand when he was taken?</p>
<p>Wheeler. It was a stick, and I think it was a little split at the end; whether he threw it over the ditch, or no, I cannot tell, but I could not said it.
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<p>Prisoner. The shoes lay at the door, and I knocked at the door, but nobody came, and so I went away with them.
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<interp inst="t17440510-7-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 20th of April as I was going through Eagle Court in the Strand, the Prisoner came up to me, and said, What have you got in your breeches? I put my hand to my breeches, and found my watch was gone. I took the Prisoner into the Street, and then into the Swan tavern. I sent for the guards, and took her before a justice - I had my watch about a quarter of an hour before - I had not been in any company, I had been in the city.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He had got two other women along with him, and he said I had got his watch, and had given it to another woman.</p>
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<p>Hoskins. It was about nine o'clock in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Hoskins. It was dark.</p>
<p>Q. How did you know her then to be the person?</p>
<p>Hoskins. Because we took her into the tavern.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober then?</p>
<p>Hoskins. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. It was an odd thing for a young gentleman to pick up a woman in the street, and was sober when you went about such a scandalous practice. Did not you charge two other women with it?</p>
<p>Hoskins. No.</p>
<p>Q. You followed no other but she and one more, what became of the other?</p>
<p>Hoskins. There was a great mob about, and she got away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing upon the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Hoskins. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then how could you charge her with taking your watch when she had nothing upon her?</p>
<p>Hoskins. There was another woman came up to her, and I belive she gave it to her, for I missed it before the other woman came up.</p>
<p>Q. How did she take it?</p>
<p>Hoskins. She wrenched my breeches open, and then I suppose she took it. I never let her go after I took her till I carried her before the justice, for I charged her with it directly - I was going through Eagle Court, it is a thorough-fare, I did not go into the court with her.</p>
<p>Mr. Forrest. I was coming along, I saw a quarrel, and looked into the croud, and saw Mr. Hoskins holding a woman (I think) by the collar, I assisted him, we got her into the tavern, she stripped herself, but the watch was not found upon her.</p>
<p>Q. Did Hoskins seem to be sober?</p>
<p>Forrest. He did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-7-person115" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to a fishwoman - I have seen the Prisoner come to my mistress's habitation. I was coming with a jole of salmon, and saw a gentleman (that last witness *) with two women, and they both had their clothes up in the court; so, says I, What do you go to play the rogue together, and they said get along you B - h, get along, and the woman pushed me down salmon and all.</p>
<p>* Hobbins was mistaken, she did not know the Prosecutor from the witness, though they were very unlike. She delivered her evidence in a very odd manner, laughing most of the time.</p>
<p>Q. You say you saw two women with the gentleman?</p>
<p>Hobbins. Yes; and they had both of them their coats up.</p>
<p>Q. What women were they; was it the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Hobbins. No, not this woman, for I went after the women for the salmon, for I knew my mistress would make me pay for it; so I said to the gentleman, you pushed me down, and the gentleman came up to the Prisoner, and said, you are one of the B - hes, and dragged her into the tavern. I stood a great while, and there came a great many soldiers, what became of the women afterwards I cannot tell; so, said my mistress, Do her all the service you can. - I am a Dutch woman.</p>
<p>Q. Could you discern whether the gentleman was in liquor, you are upon your oath?</p>
<p>Hobbins. Upon my oath he was very much in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Prisoner one of the women who was in company with the gentleman?</p>
<p>Hobbins. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did he pursue the other two women?</p>
<p>Hobbins. He run after them, but he could not overtake them; oh! L - d G - d bless me, this is the gentleman [she then happened to see the Prosecutor.]</p>
<p>Prisoner. He had a beggar woman before the justice.</p>
<p>Hoskins. I had hold of another woman, I had two women in my hand once.</p>
<p>Q. You swore positively that from that time you took the Prisoner, you did not let her go?</p>
<p>Hoskins. I did not let her go.</p>
<p>Q. to Hobbins. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Hobbins. It was dark, it was between nine and ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Jury to Forrest. Were Hoskins and you acquainted before?</p>
<p>Forrest. I never saw Mr. Hoskins before.</p>
<p>Jury. I think you say he was sober.</p>
<p>Forrest. He was.</p>
<p>Hobbins. He was very much in liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-8-person126" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 23d of April I happened to be abroad, and when I came home I was told the Prisoner was in a violent fit of the colic; I said, Nanny, you being something in years may have some disorder. She had a Miss a little before Christmas. I sent her some penny-royal water, and when I came up again I saw some further disorder, but no appearance of the birth of a child. I asked her what ailed her. [The witness expressed herself so as to show the nature of the Prisoner's disorder.] I sent for her aunt, and gave her that which was proper. In the morning the child was found in the yard. Her aunt came to me, and said, Mrs. Ditcher, Nanny has thrown it out. Said I, what has she thrown out? Why, a child, said she. Said I, you frighten me to death. I said, oh Nanny! how could you be so barbarous as to throw it out? Said she, Mrs. Ditcher, I did it to hide my shame, and for fear you should see it. I asked her, whether the child was alive when it was born, and she said it was not. I did not see it till next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-8-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Between five and six the 24th of April in the morning as I was going to my work, I saw a dead child lye upon the pavement in the yard upon it's back, so I went and alarmed the people of the house where the Prisoner lives - I live on the ground floor in the same house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any observation upon the child?</p>
<p>Phillips. No more than to see that it was a child.</p>
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<persName id="t17440510-8-person128"> Ann Tanner
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<interp inst="t17440510-8-person128" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 24th of April I was called to the Prisoner at the bar. I found she had been delivered of a child. [She said she performed the business of a midwife.] I asked her how she could do such a barbarous action as to throw her child out of the window? She said she did it to hide her shame. Whether the child that was found was the child she was delivered of, I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the child?</p>
<p>Tanner. Yes - it was a female child.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe whether the child was born alive or dead?</p>
<p>Tanner. I cannot judge whether it was or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-8-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was called by the Coroner in order to examine this child, and upon examination of the child, I found it in the first place entirely free from all cleansing, but naturally as it came from the body. Upon examination, after they had cleansed it, I found there was a large contusion on the left cheek by the Os Temporum, there was a confraction of that and the jaw bone. I opened the Thorax to make an experiment upon the lungs, and some part of the lungs would swim, and some would not: she tore it away I suppose from her body. I saw upon opening the lungs that part of them were a little inflated, and would swim; this is a common experiment upon this subject, but by the tearing it away from her body, there was not time to inslate the lungs, and make them hollow. The child was blackish, which shows it was in a fluid slate while it was in the mother's body; but whether it had breathe or no after it came out of the body, I cannot pretend to say.</p>
<p>Q. What is your general observation in cases of this nature?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174405100012"/>Kelleck. There is no role without an exception, sometimes, they may breathe before they come really into the world; I have tried that experiment many a time, but I cannot be downright certain and positive of it; but if you take an infant out of a woman's body (before it breathes) these lungs will never swim. Suppose a woman was six or seven months gone with child, and the child was dead within her, those lungs will never swim; but as children come forward in the birth, they may breathe before they are really born.</p>
<p>Q. If a child is still-born, and dies before the delivery, the lungs will never swim; but if a child should die in the delivery, will they swim?</p>
<p>Kelleck. It is possible they may, but I believe she was so hasty in the birth, that I apprehend she did not give time to let it breathe.</p>
<p>Q. If the child had any respiration, would not the whole lungs be inflated with the first respiration?</p>
<p>Kelleck. No; there must be several respirations before the whole lungs come to be inflated.</p>
<p>Q. Now as to the contraction or expansion of the lungs, I would ask you, whether, if the actual respiration from which the blood circulates is performed for three or four seconds, all the lungs are not expanded?</p>
<p>Kelleck. No; I believe not in so short a space.</p>
<p>Q. Now in the case of a still-born child, will part of the lungs swim, and part sink?</p>
<p>Kelleck. There have been experiments both ways.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose a child is suffocated in the delivery, in that case does it occur to you, that part of those lungs have swam, and part have sunk?</p>
<p>Kelleck. Sometimes they have partly done so, and partly not, that is to say, if it was suffocated in the birth.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-8-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner is a very quiet honest woman, only very foolish.
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<interp inst="t17440510-8-person131" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner thirty seven or thirty eight years, I have reputed her a very silly foolish girl, not capable of taking care of herself. I never heard any ill of her, nor nobody can say any harm of her. I believe sometimes she is not compos mentis.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think she is capable of knowing whether she is with child, or not?</p>
<p>Stendrup. I cannot tell what to say to that; I believe she might be so far non compos mentis as not to know the danger there might be attending the want of care.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-8-person132" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . All I know of the Prisoner is, that she is a hard working body, and I never knew of any man that followed her.</p>
<p>Q. Mrs. Ditcher, when you ordered her some pe royal water was she in her senses?</p>
<p>Ditcher. I cannot tell; as to the questions I asked her, she did not answer as if she had any sense.</p>
<p>Q. Why so?</p>
<p>Ditcher. Because she said when she flung it out at the window it was to hide her shame; and I asked her as to the other matters that belonged to the child, and she did not know what I meant. I asked her several questions afterwards, and she answered me as if she was delirious, particularly with relation to the manner of her delivery. And I asked her who was the father of it, she hammered a good while, and at last she said it was one that was apprentice to her brother. I saw the lad she laid the child to, the morning it was found, and he said he would have taken care of it, if he had known she had been with child by him.
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<interp inst="t17440510-9-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a shop in Holborn, and sell hard-ware, the women Prisoners came to me, and said they had some hard-ware to sell. I desired
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<p>Q. What may be the value of these goods?</p>
<p>Griffiths. I cannot say exactly, I believe 30 s. if they were to be sold they would bring more.</p>
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<p>Griffiths. They stole the trunk out of my shop, and owned before the Justice that they burnt it, in order to prevent a discovery.</p>
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<p>12, 1744.</p>
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<p>The confession of
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<p>1744.</p>
<p>This examinate says, that on Friday last,
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<p>Q. How came you to suspect the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Morse. The Prisoner has had access to our warehouse, under pretence of buying wine glasses, which he used to get flowered round the edges, and when the warehouse keeper was gone into the soror, where the glasses are neiled, the Prisoner had an opportunity of taking this out of the baskets.</p>
<p>Q. What is the use of this composition?</p>
<p>Morse. It is for the jewellers, it is for making pendants for the lady's ears, and jewels for the kidies necks. He will tell you an idle story by and by how he came by it, but I believe that will be of no avail to him, for I am pretty sure no body makes this composition but Mr. Bowles.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use to buy any of this composition?</p>
<p>Morse. No; he bought nothing but drinking glasses.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have used his house ever since I came to England, I belong to the Queen of Hungary, I am of Prague in Germany.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-11-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner at the bar came to my house in Duke's Place, and offered to sell me some composition of glass, I did not know the value of it, (I believe that is the same sort of glass) I told him I would go and enquire about it. I went and showed it to several people at the coffee-house, and nobody could tell what it was worth. I came back to him, and said I did not understand it; and said, if you think sit to leave it with me, I will show it to some gentlemen, and the Prisoner left it with me upon commission to sell for him if I could. I carried it to Mr. Hopkins a jeweller in Aldersgate Street, the Prisoner told me I must ask 4 s. a pound for it, and I asked Mr. Hopkins that price; he said that is too much, but if you will leave it with me, Mr. Levi, I will show it to a person who may buy it. I left it, and came to the Prisoner, and told him so, and that he must tell me the lowest price, and he told me I must take half a crown a pound, which was the lowest price, and Mr. Hopkins offered me half a crown a pound, and paid me two guineas: there was seventeen pound three ounces, and I brought the money to the Prisoner, and he gave me 3 s. and 6 d. for my trouble.</p>
<p>Jury. Have not you seen large quantities of this glass in Mr. Hopkins's Shop ?</p>
<p>Levi. No; I never saw any quantity of it in his shop, only the work that was made of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I carried the glass to Mr. Levi to dispose of for me because I was a stranger to that sort, and left it with him for two days, and he brought me 2 s. a pound for it; I told him I would rather have my glass again, and I said bring me the glass again, and he said there was no such thing as getting it again, for the gentleman would not part with it, so I was forced to take the 2 s. a pound for it, thought it cost me more.</p>
<p>Q. How did you come by it?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I deal in glasses, I carry a basket about streets, I had it in exchange for some figured glasses, a pepper box, and several other things. I offered this glass to their warehouse-keeper to exchange for drinking glasses, and he would not take it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this?</p>
<p>Morse. I have been told so, our warehouse-keeper told me the Prisoner had been with three or four small pieces to change for drinking glasses, and that he made him this answer; our business is to sell this glass, we never take any again.</p>
<p>Q. Do you sell it to any but jewellers?</p>
<p>Morse. Never to any but jewellers as I know of.</p>
<p>Jury. Is there nobody that makes this composition of glass besides Mr. Bowles?</p>
<p>Morse. Not that I know of.</p>
<p>John Brown, a Juryman Sworn.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of any composition of glass of the same nature with this, which is sold by other people?</p>
<p>Brown. Yes; there is Mr. Batailliard and another person, and there is an apothecary and surgeon by Moorfields who make this composition.
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<p>Q. Did he tell you he knew that these people came dishonestly by it?</p>
<p>Abell. He said they came over night and gave him half a pint of gin to tell them about lodging the meat there.</p>
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<p>Abell. I heard him confess he had a chopper, and took down a shutter with it.</p>
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<p>Abell. I never employed him in my life.</p>
<p>Bond. Yes; you have in watching of meat.</p>
<p>Abell. I believe I have in that.</p>
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<p>Jury. Are you a relation of his?</p>
<p>Pell. I am his sister. Goldburne and Carpenter
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17440510-14-victim217 t17440510-14-viclabel77"/>, about the hour of one in the night, and stealing a diamond buckle, value 15 l. three silver casters, value 5 l. a silver tankard, value 10 l. 10 s. two silver candlesticks with snuffers and stand, value 6 l. a silver sauce pan, value 2 l. 12 s. 6 d. a silver mug, value 1 l. 12 s. 6 d. eight silver spoons, value 7 l. 8 s. a silver spoon gilt, value 8 s. a knife and fork with a silver handle, value 10 s. a gold chain for a watch with three seals, value 3 l. a silver pepper box, value 11 s. 6 d. a silver soop dish, value 8 l. a silver salver, value 7 l. a silver waiter, value 1 l. a silver porringer, value 1 l. 15 s. a pair of silver monumental candlesticks, value 10 l. 10 s. a silver cup and cover, value 10 l. a snuff box with an Onyx stone, value 2 l. 2 s. and six diamonds, value 40 l. </rs> the goods and chattels of
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<persName id="t17440510-14-person219"> Bridget Berridge
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<p>Q. How did you find things when you went in?</p>
<p>Berridge. They were all scattered about the house.</p>
<p>Q. Had your house been broke at all?</p>
<p>Berridge. I cannot tell that. The plate, &c. were in a closet in my room, I used to keep them in a trunk in that closet.</p>
<p>Q. Give an account of what things you lost?</p>
<p>Berridge. I have lost a great many more things than are there. [A great part of the plate was produced, viz. the tankard, the salver, the monumental candlesticks, &c. and Mrs. Berridge mentioned the particulars of most of the plate, as set forth in the indictment] I lost a great many other things that are not in the indictment, and I lost bank notes * and cash too.</p>
<p>* It is computed the whole loss, bank notes, money, jewels, plate, linen, &c. amounted to upwards of two thousand pounds.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Berridge. I know nothing of him, I never saw him in my life before.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you ever know me in your life time, Madam?</p>
<p>Berridge. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I know nothing of her, I am sure.</p>
<p>[Sir
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<p>Sir
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 23d of April about eight o'clock in the evening the Prisoner came to my shop in order to pledge this diamond buckle, he asked me 7 s. upon it, and I said I would lend him but 3 s. he stood very hard for 4 s. and I lent him 4 s. upon it, and I saw he was very full of money.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any thing of him before?</p>
<p>Urton. Yes; the man does not live above thirty yards from my house, he came into the shop some days before, and was with my servant trying with a hammer whether some things were gold or not. I did not let him know that it was a diamond buckle, but he took it for a cypher buckle, an ordinary thing. I apprehended there was a robbery
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<p>Mrs. Berridge. This diamond buckle I left in my house when I went out of town.</p>
<p>Urton. On the Wednesday morning I saw an advertisement in the papers, and went to Mrs. Berridge directly, and got two warrants from Sir
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<p>Q. What is the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Urton. He is a labourer to the paviours, he had lived in the neighbourhood a year or two. After I had got the warrants, I sent my boy to watch when he came. As soon as he came home, my boy came and told me, and then we went to his house, and took him and his wife together, but by some means or other the wife slipped away, and we thought she was gone for a set of Irish to make a rescue. We searched the house, and I believe there was as much linen as was worth a hundred and fifty or two hundred pounds.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find this plate?</p>
<p>Urton. It was found hid about the bed, and some under the bed. I would not search before Mrs. Berridge came, and she owned these things as soon as she saw them.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He has known me these three or four years, he never knew any harm of me.</p>
<p>Urton. I have known him a good while, I never heard any such thing of him before; he used to come and borrow a shilling or six pence now and then upon some ordinary things of his own.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Urton brought a couple of warrants to me, we went to the Prisoner's house, and Mr. Urton said, Mr. Connor, I want to speak to you, then he told him his business. I searched him, and found in his hand a silver snuff box, and in his pocket the box with the diamonds, and the watch chain; there was another snuff box with three guineas in it, and I laid hold of a silver tankard.</p>
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<persName id="t17440510-14-person225"> John Lloyd
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I happened to be attending the parliament house at Westminster, Mr. Clarke came to me, and said, they were seeking after a man who had committed a very great robbery, and desired I would go with him; I said I had no warrant; Mr. Clarke said you may detain a thief without a warrant, and the other constable (Appleton) and I, and Mr. Urton, went and took the Prisoner. The other constable bid me search his pockets while he held him, I only searched to see whether he had any knife, pistol, or other weapon, and then the other constable pulled several things out of his pocket.</p>
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<persName id="t17440510-14-person226"> Jonathan Thistletion
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to the tavern to take half a pint of wine, and my kinsmen came to me, and told me that Mrs. Berridge's house was on fire. (this was last Monday was fortnight, April 23.) I went to the house, there was a constable, and a very great croud; said I to the constable, what are you here for, break the door open? I went first into the kitchen, there was no fire there, I came into the dining room and I was forced to go back the smell of fire was so strong. I went into the closet, then the fire began to burn, and the trunk was on fire. I clapped my hand upon it, and beat the fire in. Close to the wainscot they had placed this stool, [the stool was produced, which had been stuffed, but the covering was burnt; a trunk was also produced with a hole burnt through the lid about six or seven inches square, which Mrs. Berridge said was the trunk which she kept the plate in,] close to the stool they had placed this trunk, and the waincoat began to slake; the stool I slung out of the window, and I thought if there had been any thing in the trunk when I beat the fire in to have thrown that out of the window, but it was quite empty. They had so contrived it to set fire to these in the closet (for the next house to it is a cabinet maker's, and a slight wooden building) that if it had been in the night we should have been all in flames.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present at searching the house, and saw the plate found in the house that belongs to the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That house did not belong to me.</p>
<p>Hunt. Some of the plate was found in drawers, others were hid in the bedclothes and under the bed. I was informed that the Prisoner had taken another house just by, so after we had secured the plate we went and searched the new house, and in that house I found these keys [there were some picklock keys produced] and in that house I found a receipt for a South Sea annuity, which was given in the name of Berridge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person228" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 23d of April, it was on a Monday morning, I was going to market with my partner, I met Mr. Connor at the end of Maid's Court - it was between four and five in the morning, we bid good morrow to Mr. Connor, and he to us; when we came to Hog Lane I saw a sack lye upon the pavement, he ran to the sack, and took hold of it, and as he held hold of the sack he said this sack is very heavy, lend me a hand with it - he said you had better help me up with the bag, and he called out whether any body owned it, and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174405100018"/> no body did; he said, it is very hard I must take this as no body owns it. My partner took hold of the sack with one hand to help him up, and I took hold of it and helped him up with it.</p>
<p>Q. When was this, how long ago?</p>
<p>Morson. I cannot tell how long, it was; April 23. St. George's Day.</p>
<p>Q. What bulk was it?</p>
<p>Morson. It was more than he could lift, or he would not have asked us to help him up with it.</p>
<p>Q. Was it corn, or what was it?</p>
<p>Morson. It felt like clothes - it felt hard and rattled, and he said afterwards, d - n it, there was nothing in but broken bottles and old rags.</p>
<p>Q. How farris Maid's Court from Denmark Street?</p>
<p>Morson. I do not know, it is by Peter's Street, near Soho Square, between Soho Square and St. Giles's.</p>
<p>Q. What business do you follow?</p>
<p>Morson. I belong to Billingsgate, I was going there for fish.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person229" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The 23d of April my partner and I were going along Maid's Court between four and five in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light?</p>
<p>Davis. It was light - as I was going along I met Mr. Connor - I have known him these five years - he lives in Berwick Street, he bid my partner good morrow, and she said the same; she asked him where he was going, and he said he was going to work; he went a little further, and he said here is a sack, I think it feels heavy, and he called to Mrs. Morson to help him up with it, and she helped him up with it upon his shoulder, and I laid one hand to it - I was going to Billingsgate.</p>
<p>Q. Then he did not go any part of the way with you?</p>
<p>Davis. Yes; he went a little way with me.</p>
<p>Q. Was not he going up Tyburn Road?</p>
<p>Davis. He came along with us through Maid's Court, and when we came into Hog Lane there the sack lay - Denmark Street comes into the middle of Hog Lane.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to go with you any part of the way?</p>
<p>Davis. It was all in our way.</p>
<p>Q. Did the court go towards Billinsgate and Tyburn Road too?</p>
<p>Davis. We did not go to Tyburn Road.</p>
<p>Q. Then you did not trouble yourself to know what it was?</p>
<p>Davis. No; I did not - I did not hear any more of it till I was subpoena'd. I did not know of his being taken up only as my partner told me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner about a year and a quarter, he worked for me some time as a paviour's labourer. I never heard any harm of him - He does not work for me now, he had been going away a week before this.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17440510-14-person231"> Richard Hatton
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never knew any harm of him till now - he used to go to labouring work.</p>
<p>Q. Is he an industrious sober man?</p>
<p>Hatton. I cannot say any thing to that.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know any thing of him?</p>
<p>Hatton. He has come to me and pledged some of his wearing apparel, and has paid me very honestly.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person232" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him between two and three years, he has bought things of me, and paid me very honestly, that is all I can say.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-14-person233" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him a year and a half.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Spratton. What he had of me he always paid me very honestly for.</p>
<p>Q. to Urton. Do you think there were more of all the things than one person could carry?</p>
<p>Urton. There was as much as two porters could carry at once, there were two very large bundles.</p>
<p>- There was as much linen as I could well carry out of the coach into Sir
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<p>263.
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<interp inst="t17440510-15-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have been robbed for several years past of beaver and rabbet's fur, but I could never find the thief till lately. I had a great mistrust of one of my boys, who I took up with a constable with pretty full proof against him, and he impeached his fellow apprentice, the Prisoner, and the Receiver; but he is not taken.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his taking any of your master's fur?</p>
<p>Price. Yes, I sold the last parcel for him - Ten ounces of rabbits fur.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Price. Very well.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him take it?</p>
<p>Price. Yes, I saw him take it out of my master's stuff room?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174405100019"/>Q. Were you and the prisoner admitted into that room?</p>
<p>Price. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you sell it to?</p>
<p>Price. I sold it to one
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<p>Q. Did you never take any for your self and sell it?</p>
<p>Price. Yes, I have acknowledged it.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner ever sell any for you?</p>
<p>Price. No, I always sold it for him and myself too. - I sold it at four pence halfpeny per ounce.</p>
<p>Q. What is the fur worth?</p>
<p>Tredgett. It is worth between 6 d. and 7 d. or about 7 d. an ounce.</p>
<p>Q. What opinion had you of the boy before Price told you this?</p>
<p>Tredgett. I thought he was a very honest boy; about an hour before, I had a very good opinion of him; I had no reason to think the contrary. I had a suspicion of Price for some months, and laid a trap to catch him. I was told of it three months ago.
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<p>Edward Wall. I lost the lead from over the door. It was there at eight o'clock on Sunday night, and gone before six on Monday morning; there was about thirty two pounds ripped off; the Constable told me his watchmen had taken a man with some lead; we carried it to the place, and it fitted exactly. I believe I can, with a great deal of safety, sweat that this is my lead.</p>
<p>Prisoner. As I was coming along, I found it against some iron rails, and I thought I had as good a right to take it as another person.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-16-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman, belonging to Queenhith. About half an hour after four the Prisoner comes by, and says, Good morrow watchman; and I said, Good morrow to you. After he was gone by, I said to my brother watchman, that man is a lead stealer. I had him in custody once before upon that account; so I stopped him, and found the lead upon him, hid under his coat. He said, he was going over the water, and I had no business with him. The lead was carried to Mr. Wall's house, and sitted exactly, and there was the same coloured paint upon the lead, as was upon a gutter, that joins to the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-16-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was by when Phipps laid hold of the Prisoner; we challenged him, and asked him, what he had got under his coat. He said, Nothing that is yours; and he dropped the lead from under his coat.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17440510-17-victim250 t17440510-17-viclabel93"/>. The Prisoner has often robbed me of nails and iron; the last I know of, is, half an hundred of old coach streak nails; he took them away tub and all; but I could not light of him till last night.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17440510-19-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am butler to Mr. Duncomb. On the 11th of April, I missed a silver spoon; on the Friday following, by an advertisement, I found that the spoon was stopped by Mr. Jacob; the Prisoner used to fetch away the hog-wash, and he said, he took it away with the wash. This is one of Mr. Duncomb's spoons; it was whole when I missed it - He did not use to come through the house to fetch the wash away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-19-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner brought this spoon to me; I asked him, how he came by it. He said, he found it; and it being broke, I stopped him.
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<p>268.
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<p>Eliz. Feere. I missed these things, got a warrant, and took the Prisoner up. I could not find the things at first; she said, she had sent the linen to be washed; but she owned afterwards, that she had pawned some and sold others.
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<interp inst="t17440510-21-person274" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I left my barge at Brook's wharf; at three o'clock in the afternoon a boy came and told me, he saw the Prisoner take my coat out of the barge. I was informed the Prisoner was up at the Barracks in the Savoy; I had him taken up and carried before a Magistrate; he owned he stole the coat, but was very much in liquor; this is my coat.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-22-person288" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . - I do know the Prisoner; that is her; she knows me; I lost these goods the 20th of April, out of my garden in Prince's Square, off the line, as they were drying. I had taken these things in to wash. She said, she was drunk, and that she stole the linen.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-22-person289" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There is a Gentleman who lives just by saw the Prisoner take two shirts off the line; and seeing her go through his house, he came out of his house, and called to know if we had sent any body to take the linen down. The Prisoner fell down on her face, with the things in her apron; I turned her over, and took the things from her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-22-person290" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the Prisoner taking the linen off the line, and thought it was somebody Mrs. Milney had employed to take them down. I said to her before the Justice, are not you a vile hussy to take these things? You will bring yourself into trouble; and she said, indeed, Madam, I had not taken them if I had not been drunk.
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<p>There was another indictment against her for
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<interp inst="t17440510-25-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 30th of December last, a little after nine o'clock at night, I was going home from St. Catharine's into Burr Street, where I live. Just as I came up by the King's Brewhouse, I saw four men stand opposite to me on the other side of the way talking and laughing. When I had got about ten yards from them, I heard somebody come after me. One of them came up to me, catched me by the shoulder, and asked me, what ship I belonged to; I answered, what was that to them. Another came on the right hand side of me, and said I must go to their officer. With that, my Lord, I told them, if they behaved like Gentlemen, and did not pull and hall me along. I would go with them. I had not walked above two or three steps before their officers (as they called them) came up to me, and one of them put a pistol to my mouth. and shoved me up against a palisado. When he had shoved me up against the rail, another came with another pistol, and they put one to each corner of my mouth, and said I must not speak, if I did they would shoot me. Then two of them came before me, and put their hands into my pockets, and I lost a guinea, a shilling, and some half pence. They asked me for my watch; I told them, I did not carry a watch. There was a little girl came out, who took me for her father, and cried out, oh lah, oh lah, what do you do to my father? I don't know what I should have done if it had not been for the child: one of them put a pistol to the child, which put me under more concern than I was under for myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any of these people?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. When this Sherlock came up to me, I knew something of his face, but I cannot positively swear to Sherlock.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon you to say that the prisoner was one of the four?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. I cannot positively swear to him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. I believe he was one of the four.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say from what you saw at that time that the Prisoner was one of the persons?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. He was in a different dress then, that I cannot be certain; they were very well dressed persons, and very nimble men.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440510-25-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 30th of December, the Prisoner at the bar,
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<interp inst="t17440510-25-person311" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> being drinking at a publick house in St. John's Square, the Prisoner at the bar and Cleaver sent Neagle to my house in Jerusalem Court, to tell me they wanted to speak with me. When I came they asked me if I had a mind to get a peny in an honest way. Said I, Don't think I am a coward, I'll go any where with you; so we concluded to go to meet with the first Chance we could - all four of us; we paid our reckoning, and went to a publick house in Bishopsgate Street, and there we had
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174405100023"/> four pots of hot flip; from thence we went to White Chapel road, expecting to meet some coaches coming up, but happened to meet none (it was prodigious cold.) Then we stepped into Stepney Fields, expecting to meet somebody there, and we saw a boy with a link at a distance, and somebody with him. Expecting a prize, we all run, and I fell down and made my nose bleed, but we found it was only a joiner's boy with his hammer stuck in his apron. Then we concluded to go to the Round-about tavern in Wapping, to see if we could find any of the Captains of the Colliers, because it is used by them. We walked about for an hour, and met never a soul: then we went farther, and called at one
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<p>* He was tried in February Sessions upon two indictments, one for robbing Mr. Pidgeon, and the other for robbing Mr.
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<p>In the names of the London Jury in the first part, for Duporty read Duborty.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do to him?</p>
<p>Sherlock. Neagle and the prisoner at the bar were standing at a Distiller's shop, and Captain
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<interp inst="t17440510-25-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> stopped him and brought him to us; Cleaver stepped a little nearer, I believe, and they robbed him of shilling and some halfpence: Neagle clapped a pistol to his mouth, to keep him from crying out - The Prisoner had the money; I saw but a shilling and fivepence halfpeny.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you who he took it from?</p>
<p>Sherlock. He could not tell the man's name, he said he took it from the person he had stopped; the prisoner came up to us with a great oath, and said, I have robbed him; but he did not say at first what he took from him.</p>
<p>Q. Had the Prisoner ever a pistol?</p>
<p>Sherlock. Upon my word, I cannot tell; for I don't remember that we had above one pistol between us four; there was but one pistol, and that Neagle had.</p>
<p>Q. So he said he had got a shilling and fivepence halfpeny?</p>
<p>Sherlock. No, he said he had got some money; and when we came to the night-house in Newgate Market, he said he had got a shilling and fivepence halfpeny. - It was about ten o'clock when we got there.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was Capt. Pidgeon that you robbed?</p>
<p>Sherlock. I knew him in Holland, when he was Captain of a ship, and I was Mate of a merchant-man.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you meet Capt. Pidgeon ?</p>
<p>Sherlock. I believe it was a little after nine; but it was almost ten when we came to the Night-house; and we spent the money there.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He said I shewed him a shilling and fivepence halfpeny, and then he said, they did not know what money I had got.</p>
<p>Sherlock. I said, they did not know what money he had till he came to the night-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Sherlock there?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. I had some knowledge of him, but I knew him when I was sent for the Wednesday following by Justice Willoughby to the Tower Goal.</p>
<p>Q. How came Mr. Willoughby to send for you to the Tower Goal ?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. He sent for me to acquaint me that a person was taken up the night before, and denied me to come and see whether I knew him; I went to the Tower Goal, and pitched upon him immediately, though I believe there were twenty people in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him at the time that you was robbed?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. I knew him so well that I should remember him whenever I saw him again.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you been then?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. I had been to see a Lady home not above 100 yards from the place where they robbed me, and was returning back again.</p>
<p>Q. Then you cannot say the Prisoner was one of them that robbed you?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. I would not say so for the world - I believe he was one of them - They were all genteelly dressed, with ruffles, like Gentlemen; they were as well dressed as most people.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I met Sherlock by Inkester's door. Said he, How do you do? I said I was glad to see him, and would drink with him, and I said. I design to go to sea to-morrow, so we went into Mr. Inkester's, and I took my leave of him there; that is all I know of the matter.</p>
<p>Q. I think you say the first place you met the Prisoner at was in St. John's Square, not at Inkester's ?</p>
<p>Sherlock. It was in St. John's Square, and we went from thence to the Round-about tavern.</p>
<p>Q. Where is Inkester's house?</p>
<p>Sherlock. 'Tis at the Golden Lion by Wapping New Stairs.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see the Prisoner on the 30th of December ?</p>
<p>Inkester. I cannot tell the day of the month, because I did not take any particular notice of it; in a publick house we cannot tell what day of the month people come in.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Sherlock and the Prisoner at your house in December after Christmas.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174405100024"/>Inkester. The Prisoner owed me a little money; he was a Gentleman's son, and had lodged at my house, and always paid me very honestly; the latter end of December he came to my house and told me he was going to sea the next morning: I cannot tell whether he went or not.</p>
<p>Q. Was Sherlock there?</p>
<p>Inkester. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did they come into your house together?</p>
<p>Inkester. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did they go away together?</p>
<p>Inkester. Yes. I believe they did, I don't take much notice of these things; I leave such things to my wife and my servants - To the best of my knowledge they went away together.</p>
<p>Q. When they were going from your house, did they seem as if they were going in company, or did they take leave of one another and part?</p>
<p>Inkester. I believe they went away together; the Prisoner came to tell me he was going to sea; there was nothing of value between us to signify much; but it shewed an honest part, that he came to tell me he was going to sea.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any more in company?</p>
<p>Inkester. Yes, I believe there were two more.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one Neagle?</p>
<p>Inkester. Upon my word, I don't know the man, neither do I know that ever I saw him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one Cleaver?</p>
<p>Inkester. Upon my word, there are a great many people come to our house that I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know two people that go by those names?</p>
<p>Inkester. I do not know them.</p>
<p>Q. You say, there were two men in company, besides the Prisoner and Sherlock?</p>
<p>Inkester. They were in the room, I don't know that they belonged to them.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing more to say?</p>
<p>Inkester. That is what I have to say; the Prisoner has lodged four or five years in my house, and paid me very honestly; and I believe there is no body that knows any thing to his discredit, or to his dishonesty; and I think it was the part of an honest man, to come to tell me he was going to sea.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing more to say?</p>
<p>Inkester. I have something more to say; his father is a merchant at Edinburgh; he has drawn upon his father for money, and he has sent bills to me for 20 l. 10 l. and 7 l. and they have been always very well paid by merchants in London; he was then Chief Mate of the Neptune, and was company for any Gentleman: I suppose you know Capt. Harris, who was one of the regulating Captains; the Prisoner was his Chief Mate, and kept his rendezvous at my house, and lodged there.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Sometimes I have had letters of credit from Edinburgh, and they were commonly sent to his house, and they were very honestly paid; as to what Sherlock says, I know nothing of the matter.</p>
<p>Jury. How was Sherlock dressed when he came that night?</p>
<p>Inkester. To the best of my knowledge, with a shag coat, and a waistcoat trimmed with silver</p>
<p>Q. Did he usually go so?</p>
<p>Inkester. He used to go very well.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any ruffles on?</p>
<p>Inkester. Upon my word I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. to Capt. Pidgeon. Did you see any of the persons that came upon you with a waistcoat trimmed with silver?</p>
<p>Pidgeon. I cannot be positive to that, they were very handsomly dressed; it was cold weather, and their coats were buttoned up.</p>
<p>THE PRISONER'S DEFENCE.</p>
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<p>Q. What character does he bear?</p>
<p>Sparkes. I think he deserves no character but an honest one, and I never saw any otherwise by him. I have used that rendezvous before and after; I always paid my men at this Inkester's house, on a Saturday night, and I never saw any thing by him but what was sober and modest; he was not given to cursing and swearing, as some sailors are, and that made me take more notice of him; if you have a mind to call any body to my character, you will judge whether I speak truth or no - I am an anchor Smith.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember his coming to your house with Sherlock and two more in the month of December ?</p>
<p>Inkester. Yes, very well.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the month was it?</p>
<p>Inkester. I cannot tell whether it was the 29th or 30th; they came in brushing, as a great many gentlemen are apt to do; there were some of the Sandwich gang there; I told them, there was a press-gang in the house. Sherlock said, I don't mind that, for I belong to a gang myself; Sherlock threw open his coat, and there were two pistols and a hanger. When they were going, I asked who was to pay me; and Sherlock said to my husband, D - n you, you owe me money. I wanted to
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<p>Q. Did you see Sherlock at your house two days together?</p>
<p>Inkester. No - It was either the 29th or 30th of December; it was one of the days.</p>
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<p>Inkester. I can't tell any otherwise than my wife told me?</p>
<p>Q. Did your wife tell you of it before they went out of the house, or after they were gone?</p>
<p>Inkester. She told me Sherlock opened his coat, and that he had a couple of pistols, and I think a hanger by his side.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you of it that night or afterwards?</p>
<p>Inkester. I believe it was before I went to bed?</p>
<p>Jury. I desire to know what time you go to bed.</p>
<p>Inkester. That is an uncertainty.</p>
<p>Q. What time o'night did they go from your house?</p>
<p>Inkester. To the best of my knowledge, it was between eight and nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Jury. How far is your house from Burr Street ?</p>
<p>Inkester. I live within two doors of Wapping New Stairs; I don't know how far it is.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Ask him how he knows he had it a quarter of an hour before?</p>
<p>Wealy. Because I had shewed it to another customer.</p>
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<p>Q. Who took it out of the cupboard?</p>
<p>Horabin. I don't know, for my servant came to me for the key, and I gave it her.</p>
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<p>Q. How had you the key of the cupboard?</p>
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<p>Q. Could not your servants come to that cupboard when they please?</p>
<p>Horabin. Yes, my servant may. - I have but one servant.</p>
<p>Q to Wealy. Was not there another woman in the shop after the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Wealy. There was another woman in the shop after the Prisoner, but she went the other way; the Prisoner went one way, and she went the other; and if the other woman had gone the same way, she was not gone long enough to get to the Counter when Mr Wiseham brought me the cotton.</p>
<p>Q How came you not to look over the goods as soon as the Prisoner went out of the shop?</p>
<p>Wealy. Because I had not time till the other woman was gone - She bought four yards of painted cotton.
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17440510-27-off142 t17440510-27-cd143"/>, I was coming from Uxbridge Market, and going home to a place called
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17440510-27-off142 t17440510-27-crimeloc144"/>; in my way home, I saw a man upon a stile, with a gun in his hand; when I came up to him, he jumped off the stile, and took hold of my horse's bridle, and clapped his gun against my body, and said, he would shoot me through the body. Upon that, I said, Don't shoot me, for that will do you no good, nor me neither. He laid hold of my horse's bridle again, and I put his hand away; then he put his hand in my pocket, and I put the gun away from my body with my hand.</p>
<p>Q. You say, he put his hand in your pocket?</p>
<p>Bailey. Yes; he did three times.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to him?</p>
<p>Bailey. I said, friend, what do you mean, I am not willing to be robbed? he then turned away from me.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do then?</p>
<p>Bailey. I turned myself a little from him, then he turned himself round to see if the Uxbridge road was clear, and shot at me after I was going from him.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174405100027"/>Q. How far were you gone from him?</p>
<p>Bailey. About two pole I believe, not more, and I said to him, now you rogue, what good has this done you to shoot me, so he went to the stile from whence he came, and I saw no more of him, for my horse ran away with me, being frightened with the noise of the gun.</p>
<p>Q. Did any of the shot of the gun touch you?</p>
<p>Bailey. I was shot into my right arm and out at my elbow, it shot the bone all to pieces, I have had abundance of stones and bones come out in an unaccountable manner, and I was near twenty weeks in a languishing condition with this wound.</p>
<p>Q. Did the stones and bones come out of that wound?</p>
<p>Bailey. They came out of the very same place.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take any money from you?</p>
<p>Bailey. He did not take any, he would have taken some, but I would not let him, for I put by his hand.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to him after he had shot you?</p>
<p>Bailey. I said, you rogue, what good has it done you to shoot me? and then he went over the stile - I cannot say he went over the stile, but I believe he did.</p>
<p>Q. What time o'night was it?</p>
<p>Bailey. It was about seven o'clock, it was a clear star light night, I saw him three poles before he came to me.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen him before?</p>
<p>Bailey. Yes; and I knew his father very well, the Prisoner lived then at Hillingdon End, and I believe he does now.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any disguise over his face?</p>
<p>Bailey. No; none at all that I saw.</p>
<p>Q. Did you at any time observe any thing of his voice?</p>
<p>Bailey. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What were the words he said to you?</p>
<p>Bailey. He gave me no other words, but bid me stand and deliver my money, those were all the words that came from him.</p>
<p>Q. Now you see the Prisoner, can you take upon you to swear that he is the man?</p>
<p>Bailey. That is the man, and nobody else - For the Prisoner. Here is a commitment of another * person for the same fact, and Bailey kept him seventeen weeks in prison, and never appeared against him at the goal delivery.</p>
<p>* Thomas Bowry was committed for assaulting
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<interp inst="t17440510-27-person349" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> with an intent to rob, and was continued in custody upon the affidavits of Mr. Mellish a surgeon, that Mr. Bailey was so ill of the wounds he had received, that he could not come to London without danger of his life, but he was discharged at the goal delivery in June Sessions, 1743.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever swear this fact to any other person but the Prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Bailey. To no other person in any way, I never was the man that offered any such thing.</p>
<p>Prisoner. There was another person committed on the oath of
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