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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174407280001"/>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,
<p>Held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey, On THURSDAY the 28th , FRIDAY the 29th, and SATURDAY the 30th, of June, and MONDAY the 2d of July.</p>
<p>In the 18th Year of his MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>Right Honble Sir
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<p>NUMBER VI.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1744.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
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<p>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>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Sidney. The door was taken off the hinges, for I was forced to take it off myself to get at the razors.
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<p>Q. How do you know it to be yours?</p>
<p>Archibald . I know it by the weight of it, my son worked it, he knows it.</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know that to be the piece?</p>
<p>Jacob. That is the piece I had of her, I do assure you.</p>
<p>Q. When was it brought to your house?</p>
<p>Jacob. To tell you the truth I do not know - My mistress did not buy it of her, she sent me with it to Mr. Coombs's to see whether she came honestly by it; I went to Mr. Coombs's, and they stopped it directly - it weighed a quarter of an hundred and seven pounds.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-2-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner brought this to Mrs. Stone's , and she said her husband spun it, and that she would sell it for two pence a pound. She confessed before the Justice that she and another person brought it away.
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<interp inst="t17440728-3-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoners took a gold ring off my finger, a purse and 3 s. 2 d. out of my pocket, I think it was the 8th day of this month.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you with these women?</p>
<p>Mynet. It was in a house.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it?</p>
<p>Mynet. It was in the morning very early.</p>
<p>Q. I hope you had no bed-fellow that night but your wife?</p>
<p>Mynet. She was no wife for me at all that night.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in bed that night at that house?</p>
<p>Mynet. I was down upon the bed.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose these women were tumbling-upon the bed with you?</p>
<p>Mynet. Yes, they were; I was a little in liquor, and I suppose we were all middlingly in drink.</p>
<p>Q. If you were in drink, how can you remember this?</p>
<p>Mynet. I was not so much in liquor but that I could very well remember what they did - I found Dixon in the house of office in the lost above.</p>
<p>Q. Did they take it from you by force?</p>
<p>Mynet . Yes; they did.</p>
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<p>Mynet. That is the ring they took from me.</p>
<p>Q. to Townley. Did you take any money upon her?</p>
<p>Townley . No; I did not search her, she gave me this ring, and wanted me to let her go - the first person I was charged with was
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<p>Q. Is Dixon the person that took it?</p>
<p>Townley . He swore to both of them -
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<p>Prisoner Sullivan. I went up with a pot of beer, and I found Dixon and he in the action; he told her he had no money, but he would give her the ring.</p>
<p>Dixon . He lay with me, he said he was short of money, and he gave me the ring: there was a woman in the house who saw him give it me; he said in the morning he must have the ring, for it was his mother's ring, and I told him if he would give me the money for it, he should have it. Both
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<p>*The ring, &c. being taken from the prosecutor by force, he might have laid this indictment for a robbery , which would have been a capital offence .</p>
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<p>Q. How much money was found upon the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Watson. There were three guineas, and 13 s. and 6 d. in silver, she said the remaining part of the six guineas she had laid out in clothes: the money was found in her box.</p>
<p>Q. Did she acknowledge she took it out of Mr. Scot's drawers?</p>
<p>Watson. She said it was Mr. Scot's, I cannot be positive she said she took it out of his drawers.</p>
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<p>Q. Did the Prisoner say from what place she took them?</p>
<p>Scot . Her aunt was at our house, and I believe she took most part of the things herself.</p>
<p>Q. How did she behave before this?</p>
<p>Scot. Very well, she was a very good natured creature, I believe it was occasioned by her aunt, for she told her she was going into a house where there was money and good linen, and ordered her to bring them to her. The Prisoner had no part of the money the goods were pawned for, and I have the goods that she bought with the money, so that the loss is but trifling.</p>
<p>It not being proved that she stole the goods and money in the dwelling-house, the Jury found her
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<p>Mr. Howston. The Prisoner brought this piece of a spoon to me to sell, I asked him how he came by it, he said his master sent him to sell it. I told him I would send for his master to know the truth of it, and when I told him that he ran away, and had the impudence to send another boy with the other part of the spoon.</p>
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<p>Q. What age are you?</p>
<p>Billingsly. I am eight years old - My father is in the hospital.
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<p>Prisoner. The gown was blown down in the path, you did not take it from me, don't forswear yourself; I am a great way from home, I came from Shropshire .</p>
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<p>Prisoner. This woman has taken a false oath, for I did not take the gown indeed; I had been making hay at the Angel for Mr. Winchester. The gown was lying in the path, and I took it up and sat a good while, and asked several people whether any body owned it.
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<p>Prisoner. No; shot in Hyde-Park.</p>
<p>Stringer. I ask pardon, I mistook.
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<p>Q. How do you know she took them out of the house?</p>
<p>Pearson. Because she told me so herself.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mistress, you are very well sensible I did not steal the things out of your house.</p>
<p>Pearson. She did say so.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The two books I own, as to the other things I know nothing of them.
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<p>*He was indicted by the name of
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<persName id="t17440728-12-person125"> John Bates
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<interp inst="t17440728-12-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the first of June last I lost a silver tankard from the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17440728-12-off66 t17440728-12-crimeloc69"/>, I advertised it in Saturday's paper, and on Wednesday Bannister was stopped with part of it; Bannister was in my house three times that day, and the last time called for half a pint of beer, and went away without paying for it, and the tankard was missing.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after they were gone before you missed the tankard?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174407280007"/>Bates. I believe about three or four minutes. [There were several pieces of silver produced, which appeared to belong to a tankard, but Mr. Bates would not swear that they were part of his tankard.]</p>
<persName id="t17440728-12-person126"> Sarah Vane
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<interp inst="t17440728-12-person126" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lived servant with Mr. Bates at the time the tankard was lost; Bannister came on the Friday between seven and eight at night after the horse market was over. My master being up early was sat down in the kitchen to take a nap, my mistress was in the yard, and, I was at the door. There were three gentlemen who had three tankards of beer; when they were going away there was some beer left in the tankard, and one of the gentlemen turned about to drink it. Bannister came in and asked if Robert Hall the drover was there; said I, why do you ask for drovers at this time o'night? you should have come at one or two o'clock. I fetched half a pint of beer for him, and he lighted his pipe. There was a woman came for a pint of beer in a hurry, I went down for it, and when I came up again Bannister was gone, and the tankard was gone.</p>
<p>Q. How far did the woman come into the house?</p>
<p>Vane. There was no body in the tap room but Bannister, the woman did not come into the tap room, she sat on the bench at the outside of the door. I said to my mistress, Madam, have you taken the tankard off the table? She said, No. The pipe which Bannister had just lighted lay upon the table, and he was gone without paying for his beer. On Tuesday this tankard was advertised, on Wednesday when my master was out there came in the constables with the two Prisoners: as to Moody I never saw him till he was apprehended, but as to Bannister, I am upon oath. When the constables came in they called for a tankard of beer, and I was dubious of drawing any beer in a silver tankard, because I had lost one on the Friday: when I saw Bannister I cried for joy to see him, and I said, You rogue, I believe you stole our tankard; he said, You are a wicked creature to say so, for this silver I bought of a gentleman's butler. I said, You are a rogue for stealing the tankard; I have no other way of getting my living, and you would ruin me, for my master and mistress might think that I had stole it. Moody, when he was in custody, said, if we would go to some place, I forget where it was, we might find out the lid of the tankard. I would have gone after it, and if my master had gone with a search warrant I believe we should have found the bottom and the handle of the tankard.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-12-person127"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17440728-12-person127" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Bates.) You say you saw Bannister in your house?</p>
<p>Bates. I ask pardon, I did not see him, I was only informed so by my servant.</p>
<p>Prisoner Bannister. You hear her say there were three men in the house; then how can she be sure I took the tankard?</p>
<p>Vane . I did say so, there were three gentlemen in the house; I am upon my oath, but they went away, and left the tankard behind them.</p>
<p>Prisoner . An't please your honour before the Justice she said two men and a woman went out of the house together.</p>
<p>Vane. I come here to do justice to God and man; there was no body else in the tap room when I went to draw the beer for the gentlewoman but Bannister . I took too much remarks of him about his calling for half a pint of beer to be mistaken, for it is not usual for people on a market day to call for half a pint of beer, and smoke a pipe; and as it has sell out I am very glad I did take so much notice of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-12-person128" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep a house next door to the old Seven Stars in Rosemary Lane, and sell old clothes. On Monday the fourth of June both the two Prisoners came to my house. Moody came up to me, and asked if I had any such thing as a pair of damask shoes. He got on the left side of me, and asked if I did not buy silver; he said he had got some bits to sell, and shewed them to me; said I, young man, this is either the handle of a cup or a tankard. I asked him how he came by it, he said he found it in Rosemary Lane. I asked him how he came to think that I bought silver, when I sell old clothes: he said he was recommended to me; I asked him who recommended me, he said a man in the Old Change. I said I did not care to buy it, for I was apt to think it was stole; he said he did not know but it might be so, but he found it. When my husband came down, I told him such a person had been here, he said he was angry I did not call him, for I ought to have stopped him. The Wednesday following Bannister came and asked, whether I bought silver, and said he had some little bits to sell. I think he pulled out this paper. When I found it to be plate cut to pieces it surprised me. I believed there were some pieces that seemed to be stole. I went up to my husband and acquainted him with it; he came down and examined the plate bit by bit, and asked him what he was; he said he was an old clothes man, and bought it of a gentleman's butler. My husband said he would stop it, Bannister said he could not blame any person for being careful, and that he was not afraid of any thing. My husband said, young man, stay and see the weight of your plate. We had not weights enough to weigh it at once, so we
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174407280008"/> weighed an ounce and an half at a time, and when there were three ounces weighed, the Prisoner asked whether that was an ounce, I told him there were three ounces; there were five ounces in all. The neighbours told us we should stop the thief as well as the silver. I sent my boy after him, the boy came back and told me he had watched him, and he was with the Prisoner Moody at one Buckmaster's at the sign of the George by Prescot Street: they were brought to our shop, and we got a constable; I said to Bannister I charge you with stealing the plate, and the other with being a confederate ; and before the Justice Bannister said he was an old clothes man, and bought it in the street for fifteen shillings. We looked at the advertisement, and found that Mr. Bates had lost a tankard.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-12-person129"> Samuel Handcock
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<interp inst="t17440728-12-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (Headborough.) Mr. Sturt came to me and desired me to go with him to stop two thieves. We went to Mr. Buckmaster's, and there Sturt charged me with the two Prisoners. I carried them to Mr. Bates's, and when the maid (
<persName id="t17440728-12-person130"> Sarah Vane
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<interp inst="t17440728-12-person130" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) saw them, she jumped, and was very joyful, she cried for joy; and said to Bannister, You are the rogue that was in the house when the tankard was lost.</p>
<p>Q. Did she fix upon him as the person as soon as he came into the room, or was it after she had talked with the constable?</p>
<p>Handcock. She jumped for joy, and said upon the first appearance of him that he was the person.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-12-person131"> Jonathan Sturt
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<interp inst="t17440728-12-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know nothing of any thing but only the stopping of the silver, I had it from Bannister, and he said he bought it of a gentleman's butler. I said it was broke to pieces, so that I did not care to buy it till I knew how he came by it, and stopped it; and when he came before the Justice, he said he bought it by chance in the street.</p>
<p>Mr. Bates and Mr. Sturt who are both silversmiths by trade, said they took the pieces of silver to be part of a tankard.</p>
<p>Prisoner Bannister. I went out early that morning with my bag, and I did buy it of a gentleman's servant, but do not know who he was.</p>
<p>Prisoner Moody. Bannister gave me the silver to sell for him, I carried it to Mrs. Sturt, and she would not buy it, so I carried it back to Bannister. The Wednesday following he desired I would take a walk with him, for he was going to sell something to fetch a little money. I knew him to be a hawker and dealer in goods, so I went along with him, and we were taken up. Moody
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<interp inst="t17440728-13-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in the night time, and stealing a blue tabby night gown, value 20 s. a yellow burdet night gown, value 20 s. a blue silk quilted petticoat, value 10 s. a scarlet cloth cloak, value 3 s. three shirts, value 15 s. four sheets, value 4 s. a bed quilt, value 5 s. four tablecloths, value 4 s. three linen caps edged with lace, value 18 d. a mob, value 6 d. a petticoat, value 6 d. a handkerchief, value 6 d. a night cap, value 6 d. a pair of men's gloves, value 2 d. a black silk hood, value 6 d. &c. the goods of
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<p>Q. Did you go to his house and see any of your goods there?</p>
<p>Stratford. I went to his house in Tenter Alley, and saw my white quilt upon his own bed, took it off myself, and put the other things into it, and brought them away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-13-person139" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The window was fast down at past eleven o'clock, I ask pardon, it was past ten o'clock, I mistook.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take notice of the window?</p>
<p>Atkinson. I went close by it, and looked at it, and saw it was fast down.</p>
<p>Q. How is the window fastened?</p>
<p>Atkinson . There is an iron in the middle, and I fastened that myself - it is an iron that turns round.</p>
<p>Q. to Stratford. What sort of a fastening is there to the window?</p>
<p>Stratford. There is a nut in the middle, it will turn, but it takes so little hold that it is of little or no use.</p>
<p>Jury. Is it a screw to go in, or a hook to catch hold of the other sash ?</p>
<p>Stratford. It is a hook.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing that could latch it?</p>
<p>Stratford. No; I believe not so as to secure the window.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174407280009"/>Q. How low was the sash down?</p>
<p>Atkinson . It was quite down.</p>
<p>Q. You say it was about ten o'clock?</p>
<p>Atkinson . It might be half an hour after ten.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was after ten o'clock?</p>
<p>Atkinson . My aunt said so.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know it of your own knowledge?</p>
<p>Atkinson. No, Sir.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-13-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Thursday the 10th of May I heard an outcry of thieves, and went to Mr. Elkins the constable's house, and there I saw the Prisoner; I said it would be proper to search him there; the constable desired me to search him, and searching him I found a key and some other things in his pocket belonging to another man. Quarendon, said I, here are some of the things, where are all the rest? With that, Sir, taking the key out of his pocket (he was loth to part with it) I said, this is the key of a chest of drawers. Yes, said he, so it is. Then Mr. Stratford and the officer went to his house, and some time after I saw them come back with a great many things; there was a white quilt, two gowns, and some caps; the white quilt Mr. Stratford brought back himself, and I heard him say he took it off the Prisoner's bed. Afterwards in searching the house, I took a shirt marked R. S. N. out of the washing tub wet; his wife was there, I asked her how she came by that shirt; she said she could not tell how her husband came by it, (there were some caps and other things of Mr. Stratford's.) I asked the Prisoner how he committed the robbery; he told me voluntarily he came over the back wall by the tenter ground into the yard, and seeing a window without a window shutter he got to the top of the shed, then went up to the window, pushed his finger against it, found it lifted up, and so pushed it up far enough to get in, and then got into the room, went to the chest of drawers, and pulled one of the drawers out, took the quilt off the bed, and put these things into it, which he took out of the drawers; and out of the second or third drawers, I cannot tell which; he said he took about half the things, as much as he could carry away, and put them into a dyer's bag, got out of the window again, dropped the bag down, and came to the shed; he held the bag by the mouth, dropped it down, then jumped down himself , and made the best of his way through the next dyer's yard, and so home.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-13-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (constable.) The Prisoner was at my house, and I thought proper to search him before he went away; he hussled a watch out of his pocket, and was going to throw it out of the window, so I took care to secure him in the cage till morning.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-13-person142"> Thomas Page
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<interp inst="t17440728-13-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About eleven o'clock at night I heard of the Prisoner's being taken, Mr. Elkins the constable said I have not searched him yet; when he talked of searching him, the Prisoner put his hand out and put a watch upon the shelf. He confessed he had broke into Mr. Stratford's house, and had got the goods at his house; when I came there I opened a drawer with a key which he had in his pocket, and took out some things which I have here sealed up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take the quilt away?</p>
<p>Page. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it there?</p>
<p>Page. I think this is the same.</p>
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<p>Stratford. Yes; I lost it the 11th of April when my house was broke open. I took this yellow burdet gown out of the drawers at the Prisoner's house; I cannot be positive to the linen; these two gowns are my wife's, which I found there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-13-person144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This cap I took out of the drawers, and this shirt out of the washing tub.</p>
<p>Atkinson. This is Mrs. Stratford's cap.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I desire to call some witnesses to my character.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-13-person145"> Thomas Page
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<interp inst="t17440728-13-person145" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner a great many years; he is a
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<p>Another witness had known him from his infancy , that he always bore a good character whereever he lived and where-ever he worked, for whatever he heard of him, and his father and mother, always bore the best of characters.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-13-person146"> Edward Bonnet
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<interp inst="t17440728-13-person146" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He has worked with my master a great many years, and has come in at three o'clock in the morning, and never wronged man, woman, or child, in our house, I speak the truth.</p>
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<p>- Prior. I have known the young man about eight or nine years, his parents are very honest sober people; he has worked with me several years, and I never knew any thing amiss of him - his general character was extraordinary good.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I beg the favour of the honourable court; I have got two small children, and a poor mother.</p>
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<p>Q. How did he come in?</p>
<p>Goodwin . The windows were open, they had been open all night, they shut up and down - I cannot tell whether he came in by breaking, or how he came in - This is my watch, and this is my fellow servant's watch.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you find it upon the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes; upon that gentleman there: the irons were an outside standard and an inside standard.</p>
<p>Cullin. Clark works in the lighter, he is one of those protected by the Trinity House.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-16-person178" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . May 19, the Prisoner came into the drying yard, and after she was gone I missed two aprons. I went into the town with the constable, and found her in a place called the Lynch with the linen apron upon her, and the other she said she had hid.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I was walking about there, it is true I did own it at first being frightened. A young woman that was going a little way gave them to me to keep till she came back. I never offered to sell them.
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<interp inst="t17440728-17-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The twenty second of June the Prisoner brought this spoon to me to pawn, and she said it was her mistress's . I had some things of her before, and as she had brought things, and taken them out, I had no suspicion of her, or I should have stopped it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My mistress said, if I would confess she would not hurt me, and I confessed it innocently .</p>
<p>Mr. Millesham . I went with the Prisoner to a publick house, and I said she had better confess than come into any trouble, and then she did confess she took it out of the closet.</p>
<p>Prisoner. If you will please to forgive me I shall be glad, for I do not know that I ever did any such thing before, and I never will do the like again to no man, woman, or child, as long as I Live.
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<p>319, 320.
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<p>John Johnson was tried for receiving thirty guineas and eighteen shillings, which Mary Matthews was indicted for stealing from
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<p>When he was arraigned , and ordered to hold up his hand; he said, What are you going to convict me before my time? I can hold up my hand as well as another; and when the question was asked, how will you be tried? he said, by God and my country, two better persons I cannot be tried by.</p>
<p>+ Jane Johnson was tried in May Sessions 1743, upon two indictments for receiving goods knowing them to be stolen; but there being no other evidence against her than an accomplice concerned in the felonies, she was acquitted. See May Sessions 1743. Page 175, Trial 266. and the following trial.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> go out at the door, and I heard somebody say I was robbed. I came down stairs, and they had got that young gentleman Mr. Martin [the Prisoner, a
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<p>Q. What did you find there?</p>
<p>Meriton. I found five waistcoats, &c.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> [the Prisoner.] Take that man away, he is putting into his head what to say.</p>
<p>Badham [the constable.] I am only telling him that the things are here.</p>
<p>Meriton. The tea spoons were taken out of one of the girls pockets in New Prison.</p>
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<p>Meriton. I mistook, it was in Bridewell.</p>
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<p>Q. Does the out-house and dwelling-house join together?</p>
<p>Meriton. There is a yard between the out-house and the forehouse.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-18-person209"> John Johnson
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I beg leave to speak, he has sworn to a cock and a hen, that he knows nothing of, he has made an information that he got them in my house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever swear you lost a cock and a hen? Did you swear so, or not?</p>
<p>Meriton. No; I never swore it.</p>
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<p>Meriton. The constable will make that appear presently.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see those things in his house?</p>
<p>Meriton. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person211" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 13th of May I ironed these clothes, and hung them in the back kitchen to be hardened off, and between three and four o'clock in the morning Martin came and stole them away.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know he stole them?</p>
<p>Lambert. It is by his own confession, I know no more than that, he said it in my master's own parlour. I went along with them into Rag Fair, and stood at Johnson's door, and received the things from the constable - These are my master's goods, and what I received out of Johnson's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person213" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> run along with a quilted petticoat, a waistcoat, and one green stocking: he ran down a turning, and threw the goods into the porch of the door, and the people crying out Stop Thief, I stopped him, and run him up against a door, and he threw me down into the channel, but
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person216" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> sent to me in the morning, the boy was taken then; he said he would tell us where the things were: we went into Swan Alley, but there were none of the things there. I told him he had deceived us, then he said he would go and show us where the things were, and he went with us to this Mr. Johnson's. I knocked at the door, and they would not let us in - there was nobody appeared to open the door. I sent somebody round to see if there was not a back door. I looked in and saw a man and a woman go out of the room where they lay, one in his shirt, and the other in her shift, and they went towards the yard; then some of my assistants got in at the back door, and let us in at the fore door, and gave the things to me, and I delivered them to the Captain's maid, and she said here is something more than our due, that was a shirt unmade, and three plates. I went into the fore parlour, and Johnson was sitting with his coat on in the bed with a child by him. I asked him whether he was the master of the house, and he said he was not.</p>
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<p>Badham. You would not own you was master of the house, and your wife run into the cellar.</p>
<p>Q. Recollect what answer he gave you when you asked him whether he was the master of the house?</p>
<p>Badham. He said he was not: I asked him where the woman of the house was, and he said he could not tell. I was informed by a little boy that a woman was run out at the cellar window, and run down the street, and was gone into a house. I asked him what house she was gone into, and he said into the Hay-field house. I desired the man of the house that he would assist me, and told him I should be obliged to him if he would, and he went up with me into the garret, and we secured her.</p>
<p>Q. When did you secure
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<p>Badham. We secured him at the same time.</p>
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<p>Q. Is that the man that denied himself?</p>
<p>Badham. That is the very man.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-18-person220"> John Johnson
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174407280013"/>Badham . Yes, and I told you I wanted the master of the house .</p>
<persName id="t17440728-18-person221"> John Johnson
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person221" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (to Capt. Meriton.) When I was asked whether I was master of the house, what answer did I make?</p>
<p>Meriton . You denied it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He will say any thing, what signifies my asking questions when he denies every thing .</p>
<p>Johnson (to Badham ) You said you would hang me for the reward.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever declare that you would hang the Prisoner for the reward?</p>
<p>Badham. I never said any such thing.</p>
<p>Johnson . You did in Ratcliff Highway, you did, indeed you did, indeed you did.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-18-person223"> William Carter
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with the rest of the witnesses to the back door, and found these goods by the vault door, (I do believe if I had not come as I did, they would have put them into the vault) and I delivered every thing that is here to the Constable. After I had got these things, Mrs. Johnson came out of the cellar, I think with only one petticoat on, and she desired liberty to go down to put on her things, which I gave her, and somebody said she had made her escape out at the cellar door, and was gone into the hay field; and I found her in that house, either in the room up 2 pair of stairs or in the garret, she struck at me, (she can fight a battle,) she struck at me like an ox, upon my foul, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you break open the door to get at her?</p>
<p>Carter. I shoved against the door and it opened. I don't believe it was locked; there were 4 or 5 stout fellows and a woman in bed together. They did not make any resistance, she was very rustical in the house, but when I got her out of the house she came along very quietly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with the Con stable to Johnson's house, the Constable looked through the key hole, and bid us run round, the things were in the yard the outside of the house close to the vault door, and some of them had like to have been down in the vault. I run to the fore door and let them all in, I went into the fore room of the house, and Mr. Johnson was in bed with a young child. I was told that Mrs. Johnson was run out of the cellar window, and into the hay field house. I and the last witness went to the house, and told Mr. Bell the master of the house, that there was a woman run up who had received stolen goods. Then Mr. Bell said he would go up with us, we went up 3 pair of stairs and found her; she was going to shove us out of the room, but when Mr. Bell came up she came quietly out of the room.</p>
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<p>Amstead . They were in the yard belonging to Johnson's house close by the vault door.</p>
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<p>Amstead. No , it was wide open .</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There is a passage with about 50 houses in it, any person might put them in there, the Gentlemen of the Jury will consider this .</p>
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<p>Badham. The minute I came in I saw him in bed with his coat on .</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Now Gentlemen of the Jury. I hope you will take notice of this, he said it was a man in his shirt that he saw first.</p>
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<p>Amstead. I cannot say whether he had a coat on or no, but he was in bed.</p>
<p>Carter. He sat in the bed with his coat on, and a child with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There was a great mob, and I asked whether they had a right to come there, for I thought it was a press gang, and when I found what they were, I said if there's any goods that belong to you take them. I said, ask the boy [Martin] whether I received the goods of him. Ask Martin whether I did not say I knew nothing of them?</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am guilty of the fact, these girls know nothing at all of the matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-18-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Martin confessed that he robbed me that night of the goods that Mr. Meriton had brought to his house more than his own, and all the girls confessed that they received these goods from Martin, and had delivered them to Mr. Johnson , and had sold them to Johnson for 20 s. - Copeland and Monroe owned it, I remember particularly well, but I can't be positive to
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<p>Prisoner Martin. I did give the goods to somebody, but who I cannot tell, these are not the persons to be sure.</p>
<p>Capt. Meriton being called again, said, that Copeland, Monroe and Buck, confessed that they carried some of these things to Johnson's house. - The boy confessed it mighty publickly.</p>
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<p>Davis . He had been ailing some time, and had taken a sweat over night.</p>
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<p>Johnson. I make rasps for the Bakers, and I make them better than ordinary. I don't sell them to the Ironmongers , because if I sell to them I must sell at a low price, but I only sell them to the Bakers, and then I have my price.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Did I ever deny before the pawnbroker that I carried the book there?</p>
<p>Plummer. No; the Prisoner said when he came opposite to the house he knew what I was going about, and said I should have the book in a fortnight's time.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think he took it with a design to steal it?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. After my brother had been with me at Mr. Barnes's, I went home, and stuck at my work till night, and was at work when my brother came and took me.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to pawn this in the name of Smith ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had borrowed this book of my sister several times to pawn, and did not care my brother should know it. I had a child lay dead then, and I did not care to beg the ground. I believe my sister would have been here if my brother would have let her come.</p>
<p>Plummer. I did not hinder my wife from coming.</p>
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<p>Q. Did they run?</p>
<p>Cater. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did
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<p>Cater. Yes, she did, - she is not the wife of
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<p>Q. What sort of a night was this? Was it a calm night?</p>
<p>Cater. It was a calm night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know
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<p>Cater. I had seen him once before.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light enough to discern one person from another?</p>
<p>Cater. Yes very easily.</p>
<p>Q. What light did you discern them by?</p>
<p>Cater. I saw them before he blew my candle out. I saw both their faces as plain as I can now, and some relation of theirs offered me the money and the handkerchief if I would not appear against them.
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<p>Q. What for this fact?</p>
<p>Cater. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say as to this particular fact, did she say how far she was concerned in it?</p>
<p>Cater. She did not the first time she was examined, but she did when she was called in the second time, after the Justice had examined her, he called me in singly by myself, and afterwards he called her in again, then she confessed that she untied my handkerchief, and he confessed he took the money out of my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did she own she had any part of the money?</p>
<p>Cater. No.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say?</p>
<p>Cater . He owned he took the money out of my pocket, but did not take part of it all .</p>
<p>Q. Was there any confession taken before the Justice?</p>
<p>Cater. There was something wrote, and they put their marks to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person272" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I happened to be coming along just by the Black Horse in Barbican, a few minutes before or a few minutes after eleven at night, I cannot tell which; I saw the woman [
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Thomas. The 27th of May.</p>
<p>Q. What did she do then?</p>
<p>Thomas. She untied his handkerchief, and
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<p>Q. By what light did you discern this?</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person275" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I discerned it by the light of the lamps.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a lamp thereabouts?</p>
<p>Thomas. Yes there was. - I happened to be out that night a little longer than ordinary, and it being a clear night I stopped a little to see what they were doing, for I did not know but they might know the man.</p>
<p>Prisoner William Cox. Ask the Prosecutor whether he ever saw me before?</p>
<p>Cater. I have seen him before, but I never saw him do any harm before.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known the woman before?</p>
<p>Carter. Yes, and I know her to be a very vile jade.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and his wife, and one they call Country Moll who robbed Mr. Cater. She wanted to make herself an evidence, I went with them to Justice Hole by Clerkenwell church , and he said there was no occassion for her evidence, when there was evidence enough without it: I had
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person280" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Please to enquire into the character of that man, he has hung one person already, and he says he will hang us.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person281" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Headborough, the last Witness charged me with the Prisoners at an alehouse in Swan-alley for a robbery. I sent for the Prosecutor, and when the Prosecutor came he fixed upon them directly.
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<p>Q. Did she mention how she-was concerned in it?</p>
<p>Foot. She mentioned a little of it then, but not so much as she did before the Justice; the Prosecutor seems to give an account of their signing an examination, but I don't know of any such thing. I heard her confess it before the Justice, and the man denied it all the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know nothing at all of the matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . As to the Prosecutor I did meet him with a candle and candlestick , and he wanted to do some rude thing with me; he is a very loose person, and makes it his business to pick up women in the night time. There's a person in Court he took home with him who picked his pocket.</p>
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<p>Cater. I did cry out, I cried out stop thief, and they run up an alley. This woman [
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ] being by, I asked her whether she knew them, and I went into Swan alley and enquired after them, and at last I found them out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a little boy, his character was always when he was little to be honest, and when he was a man to be honest. I am a Hog Butcher by trade, the Prisoner has worked some years with me, and when he worked with me I could trust him all over my house or with 500 l. - He worked with me last winter season. - I have something more to say to his character, he once brought a moidore to my wife which she had slipped off the table in telling some money, says he, Mistress, I have found a moidore , but if some people had found it, I should never have had it again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Wheeler by trade, the Prisoner was born in the neighbourhood, I have known him from a little boy: he always had a good character; the evidences against him are persons (though I know none of them) of very indifferent character; I would trust the Prisoner at the bar with 100 l. sooner than I would the Prosecutor with 5 s. I am told the Prosecutor is a man very much given to drink, he had a wife and she left him because he was a nasty fellow, and took women home to bed with him.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174407280017"/>Berry . I have heard he is a lewd man, and goes out to pick up women in the night; the evidence that wants to hang this woman, is one they call Bubby Sall.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner from a child, and know his father and mother, he worked for Mr. Berry many years, and I never heard him speak ill of him. I have heard of his picking up a moidore and bringing it to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person292" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am not come to speak to the character of either of the Prisoners; I am come to speak to prove that the Prosecutor is a man, that makes it his practice to pick up common women.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say of the woman, witness?</p>
<p>Sanders . I know her to be a common street walker; and I know he was so drunk that night that he had a candle and candlestick in his hand, and did not know what he did with them.</p>
<p>Joh n Berry . I have known the young man these ten or a dozen years, ever since he has been a child on and off, he has the character of a very honest young man; he has worked with me this winter, and I have entrusted him with 2 or 300 l. value in my affairs, he has been where there has been silver cups and other plate, and he never took any of them.</p>
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<p>Makepeace Sheriff.
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<p>Sarah Lake. I have known her a great many years, and was schoolfellow with her, she always was an honest girl from her bands; she never wronged man, woman or child.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-20-person299" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I knew her when she was a servant and lived at Mr. Poole's a gunmaker in Shoe-Lane - about six years ago. I cannot say I have heard any thing of her lately. Both
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<p>Prisoner. I said if I had injured her I would make her satisfaction.</p>
<p>Moyett. He said he had wronged her, and that he would make her satisfaction for her things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-21-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mrs. Nicholls was under my care at Bridewell, I saw her deliver the keys to the Prisoner, and she desired him to fetch her a cap, a handkerchief, and some money - I cannot tell how much money she ordered him to bring, but afterwards she told me it was fifteen shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you deliver these keys to the Prisoner for any other purpose than to fetch these things and the money?</p>
<p>Nicholls. For no other use.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-21-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Mrs. Harvey's in Houndsditch , the Prisoner came to our shop about the 19th of April, and brought a gown, a napkin, and a tablecloth; he said he came from Mrs. Hickman over the way, and wanted 20 s. upon them: he said, I believe you may know the things, for Mrs. Hickman has brought them before, as she had done. I told him I would not lend so much upon them, I would lend him but 16 s. he went and brought another gown, and then I lent him 20 s.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give him any orders or leave to pawn them?</p>
<p>Nicholls. I never did indeed, he pretended he had a note from me to do it, but it was not my note.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-21-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Barbican, the Prisoner pledged three ells of silk, a napkin, and a piece of new cloth at my house.</p>
<persName id="t17440728-21-person309"> Abraham Bibby
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<interp inst="t17440728-21-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Stanhope Street, Clare Market, I took in these from the Prisoner, the mob and velvet hood were pawned by the Prisoner and another, the pilgrim and cap were pawned by the Prisoner himself the next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-21-person310" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner said before my Lord Mayor that he had wronged Mrs. Nicholls , and would make her all the satisfaction he could.</p>
<p>Prisoner. In April last I went accidentally, or rather unfortunately into the Poultry Counter , the Prisoner was committed there on suspicion of robbing her master. I had some business with relation to the clearing some insolvent debtors, which was the reason of my going there. I was recommended to her to assist her, and went about her business (she acknowledged she had been guilty of a great many errors.) When she was removed from the Poultry Counter, I went and attended her in Bridewell: she desired I would take her keys, but I sent another man for them; she delivered the keys to him, and he delivered them to me. She ordered me to pawn some things for her, and bid me say I came from Mrs. Hickman: and I do say, I do allow, I said I came from Mrs. Hickman, for I had her order so to do.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. She said do this for me, but do not tell Mrs. Hickman, for she is this, and that, and t'other. She asked me for money several times, and I gave it her: I asked her for money several times, and she had none; whatever she asked me for she had.</p>
<p>Jury. What sum did you give her?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Whenever she asked me I gave her; I have two witnesses in the Poultry Counter, one of them can come, and has been here; the other is in upon a writ de Capias Excommunicando .</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-21-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner upwards of ten years, he has been concerned for some eminent brewers as a clerk, about four or five years ago, one in Holborn, another at Knightsbridge , &c. and in all those places I never heard any
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<interp inst="t17440728-21-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner these five or six years, for I am concerned as an agent for his brother, who is a reputable attorney in the country; and since the Prisoner has been out of business, I have employed him as a scribe, he writes a good hand, though he was not bred an attorney. I heard he was sent to the Counter on suspicion of a robbery; I enquired into it, and went to the Prosecutrix, and said, if he has robbed you, I will not be concerned in it, but I do expect his brother in town and then he will make you satisfaction . She said she was in upon suspicion of a robbery herself, and while she was there nobody would come to her; she said she had entrusted him with her keys to go to her lodging and take some things out: says I, you must have a very good opinion of a man to suffer him to do that; she said he owned he had taken her things, and pawned them to the value of 40 s. or upwards. I asked whether it was without her privity (because he said she had given him power to go and take such things in order to raise money) and she said she had given him the keys to take some things to pledge to raise money, but I cannot say what particular things she mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say she gave him directions to take particular things, or was it a general order?</p>
<p>Goodall. I understood it was a general order to take what he thought proper, but I cannot say positively it was. The Prosecutrix came to me a second time at King's coffee-house in Fleet Street, and said , I do not want to hurt the man, but unless you will give me two guineas I am advised to prosecute him for Felony : there was a Jew along with her at that time.</p>
<p>Edwards . I was with her before my Lord Mayor, and she never pretended it was a Felony.</p>
<p>Q. I ask you upon your oath whether you ever said to Mr. Goodall , that you gave the Prisoner your keys to take such things as he thought proper to pawn? Is that true, or not?</p>
<p>Nicholls . I never had any such thought, nor never said any thing like it.</p>
<p>Q. He says you owned you gave the Prisoner your keys to pawn either some particular goods, or else in general to pawn goods for your use?</p>
<p>Nicholls. I never said any such word, or any thing like it, as I am in the presence of God.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say it was all one to you, if he would give you two guineas or your goods, or else you would prosecute the man?</p>
<p>Nicholls. I said I was very much imposed upon, and I would go by my Lord Mayor's directions.</p>
<p>Q. Did he offer any note to you?</p>
<p>Nicholls. He did offer me a note, and I was told that the person who offered me the note wanted to impose upon me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-21-person314" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I having some knowledge of Parker , went with him to Grocer's Hall, he had three or four hearings before he was committed, because the Prosecutrix did only desire security for her goods, or to have her goods again. She offered to take that gentleman's note [Mr. Goodall's ] and said she did not desire to prosecute him.</p>
<p>Q. Did not she say he had robbed her?</p>
<p>Lamley . No, she did not say any such thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did not she say something to this effect?</p>
<p>Lamley . She said, if I can get security for my money or goods, I will not prosecute him.</p>
<p>Q. Did she acknowledge she gave him the key to take the goods to raise money?</p>
<p>Lamley . She said she gave him the key to take the goods to raise money as he thought proper, - She said this as we were walking backwards and forwards in the hall.</p>
<p>Nicholls. I never spoke to the man in my life.</p>
<p>Lamley. She talked with me an hour together.</p>
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<p>Q. What have you to say about Nicholls goods?</p>
<p>Hickman. What would you please to have me say? I don't know what I came for.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Speak the truth.</p>
<p>Hickman. I am to speak the truth between. Parker and Nicholls; she had a lodger one John Brown who was a fellow servant with her in Bishopsgate-street, and when he left his master he came there, and came with all her keys.</p>
<p>Q. Did Parker ever come alone?</p>
<p>Hickman. The first time he came with her keys he came alone, and John Brown saw him, he was in the room when he brought them. - I can't say how many times he came, I believe it was 4 times, it might be 5 times.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not you say to me, Take care what you do, or you will bring yourself into a secret?</p>
<p>Hickman. I bid you be very careful what you did. You brought the keys, and came for things, and said you had her order for it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he carry them out publickly before your face?</p>
<p>Hickman. He carried out 2 gowns, a napkin and a table cloth publickly at noon day.</p>
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<p>Q. I ask you whether she said she gave him the keys to raise money by any particular goods, or by the things in general?</p>
<p>Fletcher. She gave him no such orders, she said she gave him the keys to fetch a cap, an apron, and a handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Did she mention any money that he was to bring?</p>
<p>Fletcher. She said there were four shillings and half a guinea in her box; I don't know that she bid him bring any money.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say she was indifferent about prosecuting the man, or if he did not make it up, she would make a felony of it?</p>
<p>Fletcher. No indeed she did not, indeed she is very much wronged I must own.
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<p>Prisoner. Pray Sir, did I sell the things?</p>
<p>Vaughan. There is evidence that you sold them.</p>
<p>Smith. I bought these things of her and her husband as she calls him, and she said she was offered 11 s. for them at the Star Tavern in the Strand; that her mother bought that counterpane of an upholsterer and gave a guinea for it. I gave them 13 s. for them, and I heard no more of them till Mr. Vaughan came with a warrant.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Did not you give the money into my husband's own hand?</p>
<p>Smith. I laid the money down upon the table, but cannot tell whether he or she took it.</p>
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<p>*She was indicted last September Sessions by the name of
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<p>She was a second time indicted on the Coroner's inquest for manslaughter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-23-person342" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The deceased was my husband's father, on the 13th of May he came to see us, and I went home with him - He lived in
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<p>Q. When did he tell you so?</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-23-person343" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This was done the 11th of May, and he told me so the 13th.</p>
<p>Q. Upon what occasion did he tell you this?</p>
<p>Adler. He said she had thrown him cross the bed and bedstead, and kneeled upon him and he was forced to go away from her.</p>
<p>Q. Was he naked then?</p>
<p>Adler. Yes, he was just going into his bed.</p>
<p>Q. How long after that did he die?</p>
<p>Adler. He lived 12 days afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Had he been out after this?</p>
<p>Adler. Yes, he had been out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-23-person344" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He came to my house on Friday May 11, he had a handkerchief about his head that was bloody; and he says to me, Barton, have you ever a spare bed in your house? I told him no. I knew the Prisoner to be a very turbulent woman, and I refused him a lodging: says he, This eternal fiend will be the death of me, for she has stamped upon my private parts. I never saw him any more till the Tuesday following (this was on the Friday) at his own home in 3 Fox-court in Bartholomew-close . On Monday he sent a note to me by Mr. Godman's [the Surgeon] servant to pay him a guinea, (and Mr. Godman's receipt should be my discharge,) before Mr. Godman would meddle with
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Barton. It was the 23d of May.</p>
<p>Q. What did he desire then?</p>
<p>Barton. He said if I had not got a warrant then, he desired I would see her brought to justice, and I said I would if it lay in my power; then I went home, and in about two hours his daughter came and told me her father was dead. I was with him much about 12 o'clock, and he was dead before two.</p>
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<p>Adler . I think to the best of my knowledge between 12 and one in the afternoon: about 10 o'clock he said, I am a dead man, and this lady [the Prisoner] has killed me. I made answer again and purged him and said, father, who was it gave you this wound that turned to the mortification? He said, 'My dear child, she is the person that did it, and I hope you will bring her to justice. I was very ill in sitting up so many nights and days, and he said, Dear child, I hope you will live to see her brought to justice, for she is the person that murdered me; he died about ten minutes after he said these words.</p>
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<interp inst="t17440728-23-person346" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I attended the deceased on the 14th of May, and the first word that the deceased said to me when I came into the room was, This wicked woman has murdered me. I desired to search him with regard to his complaint; he told me she had hurt him in his private parts, when I came to examine him, I found he had a rupture of the gut in the scrotum - the gut had fallen down into the scrotum - our term for it is Hernia Intestinalis. I found upon examining that this was not recent.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by examining?</p>
<p>Godman. Both feeling and looking.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by recent?</p>
<p>Godman. Fresh contracted; for his rupture had been some years, but he had received a contusion upon the groin, which had occasioned a stagnation of the contents of the gut in the scrotum, of which notwithstanding all I applied to relieve him he died - I believe about the 23d of May: I opened him after the Coroner had taken his inquest, and found the gut to be mortified, which was the occasion of his death.</p>
<p>Q. By what occasion was that mortified?</p>
<p>Godman. I take it to be by the bruise upon that part of the gut which comes down into the scrotum .</p>
<p>Q. Was the contusion recent?</p>
<p>Godman. That was recent, but the rupture had been of a long continuance.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose this had happened to a found man, what damage do you think this would have done him?</p>
<p>Godman. It would not have hurt him, for some labour 20 years under this complaint ?</p>
<p>Q. Was it a great bruise?</p>
<p>Godman. It was sufficient to occassion a stagnation of the contents, which occasioned the complaint; - his general cry was, the wicked woman had killed him, but who he meant I can't tell, for he never mentioned any name to me.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Godman may be a very good Surgeon, he is Surgeon of St. Luke's Parish , but I never knew a Surgeon open a man without 3 or 4 Surgeons with him, for he had this ailment a great many years; if he lays any thing against me I will suffer the law. My husband was two months and was not able to put his shoes or stockings on.</p>
<p>Godman. I have mentioned it to the Court good woman that this was an old complaint.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My husband loved women, he had got 2 wives besides me; he had a crew he lived with in St. Giles's, and one of them gave me a slap of the face; I asked her what she did here? and she said he was her husband and struck me, and said she could cut me in three pieces, and she tore my cap off my head; he went to pull this creature off me, and fell against something, and this creature fell upon him, he fell backwards, and she is a very great weight; and he got such a disorder by this that he could not put on his shoes or stockings; he has not had an hour's health since I have had him, which is 4 years and an half. He was very bad to be sure, but I never lifted up hand or foot against him. I was advised to carry him to the hospital, but that creature [
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<interp inst="t17440728-23-person348" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner about nine or ten years. Mr. Adler was acquainted with another woman in Golden-lane that he had two children by; he was always a loving man to his wives at first, and when they came to be a little expensive to him, they used to fight like dog and cat: he had another wife between her and that gentlewoman [the Prisoner.] I ask pardon it flurries me, I am not used to these things; I am not used to come into a Court: he had a housekeeper who was pretty lusty, and she used to beat him, and when he put her off, he took to this; she was as
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<p>Q. You seem to say, that this woman did really beat him?</p>
<p>Steele . I believe she was like other women, that when he struck her, she struck him again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see her strike?</p>
<p>Steele Yes , I have; upon my oath I have; I have seen them fight up and down.</p>
<p>Prisoner Don't you know he took me up for a robbery?</p>
<p>Steele . I cannot say anything to that; I know he tried his first wife, this is the 4th wife, and they were all served in the same kind .
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