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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Gaol Delivery for the COUNTY of MIDDLESEX,
<p>Held at Justice-Hall in the Old Baily, On FRIDAY the 17th, SATURDAY, the 18th, and MONDAY the 20th of January.</p>
<p>In the 19th Year of his MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>Right Honble Sir
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<p>NUMBER II.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by C. NUTT, at the Royal-Exchange. 1748.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol 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>Durham Sharpe,</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you say of the Prisoner?</p>
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<p>Q. In what Manner?</p>
<p>Drummond. As I was going home to my Family I met three Women; I pass'd two of them, and this Woman, the Prisoner, stuck by me; I found her Hand in my Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it?</p>
<p>Drummond. In King-Street, opposite George-Yard; and I said to her, you base Woman, you have taken away my Money.</p>
<p>Q. Did you perceive her Hand in your pocket.</p>
<p>Drummond. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How could you be sure it was the Prisoner, when there were other Woman about you?</p>
<p>Drummond. Sir, I caught this Woman's Hand in my Pocket, and as I was carrying her along to the Watch, I told her I must have my Money, and that then I would let her go.</p>
<p>Q. How much Money was there?</p>
<p>Drummond. Fifteen Shillings.</p>
<p>Q. You say your 15 s. were gone; were not the other Women as close to you at any Time, that they might put their Hands into your Pocket.</p>
<p>Drummond. They were not so close.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner to be the Woman?</p>
<p>Drummond. Yes, I carry'd her to the Watch-house that very Night; she never got out of my Hands.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, he pull'd and
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<p>Drummond. Nothing like it, my Lord; I was not given that Way.</p>
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<p>Drummond. The Prisoner is the very Woman, I carry'd her to the Watch my self.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-1-person39" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was Constable of the Night. The Prosecutor brought her to me between 11 and 12 o'Clock at Night. He said, she had robb'd him of 15 s.</p>
<p>Q. Who did he say had robb'd him?</p>
<p>Scot. This Woman, the Prisoner, had pick'd his Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What further do you know of this Matter; were you acquainted with this Woman before?</p>
<p>Scot. She is a Woman of the Town, a troublesome Woman, every Body knows her.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say when the Prosecutor brought her to you?</p>
<p>Scot. She said she had not robb'd him of 15 s. But I said, I would search if I could find the 15 s. about her.</p>
<p>Q. What happen'd then?</p>
<p>Scot. She had 5 s. in her Hand, which she gave me, saying, that was all the Money she had, and that she had got of a Gentleman's Servant.</p>
<p>Q. So she gave you the 5 s. without being search'd?</p>
<p>Scot. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. After delivering the 5 s. did you search her and find any more Money upon her?</p>
<p>Scot. No more.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know further?</p>
<p>Scot. She said she had 2 d. 1/2 of the Prosecutor; I asked her, where is the 2 d. 1/2 Moll? But she said neither one Thing nor another.</p>
<p>Q. What did she charge Drummond with?</p>
<p>Scot. For assaulting her in the Street.</p>
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<p>Court. That Question has been answer'd already.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, they are not here.</p>
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<p>Drummond. Loose in my Breeches Pocket.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was she?</p>
<p>Burt. She came from her own Apartment, and said, for God's Sake let me lay with your Daughter; for he, the Prisoner, would murder her.</p>
<p>Q. But what do you know of this Murder?</p>
<p>Burt. On Monday the 16th of December the Prisoner came home between Nine and Ten o'Clock at Night, and made a great Disturbance. I desir'd him to go up Stairs and take his Tools away, and I would forgive him what he ow'd me. When my Wife and the Deceas'd came up the Stairs to him, he endeavour'd to strike them; but, by pulling off his Coat, he put out the Candle.</p>
<p>Q. What Business is this Webb of?</p>
<p>Burt. A Shoemaker. Then my Wife and the Deceas'd went down Stairs and left him by himself alone.</p>
<p>Q. Did Dock, the Deceas'd, go down with you and your Wife?</p>
<p>Burt. Yes, we all went down to be quiet.</p>
<p>Q. What happen'd after that?</p>
<p>Burt. When we came down, in about half an Hour he made such a Noise as disturb'd the Lodgers.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do, upon his making that Noise?</p>
<p>Burt. I went up Stairs and desir'd him to be quiet. I did not go up quite into his Room, but the
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the Deceas'd, came to me and took the Candlestick out of my Hand, and went up by himself to desire him to be quiet. I was in the one Pair of Stairs Room; the Prisoner lodg'd up three Pair of Stairs. While I was talking with an Officer, that came to my House, I heard the Cry, Murder, Murder. I saw the Deceas'd lie near the Window of my Room, with his Guts hanging out.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before you heard the Cry, Murder, after you was got down the Stairs?</p>
<p>Burt. About two or three Minutes.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the Deceas'd live after?</p>
<p>Burt. Two or three Days.</p>
<p>Q. When did this Accident happen?</p>
<p>Burt. On Monday Night.</p>
<p>Q. What, did the Deceas'd die of the Wound he receiv'd?</p>
<p>Burt. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. After you had seen the Deceas'd in this Condition, how soon after did you secure the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Burt. A little above a Quarter of an Hour.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Deceas'd able to speak, after he had been wounded ? Did he give any Account of this Matter ?</p>
<p>Burt. He spoke before the Justice.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170004"/>Q. Had you any Discourse with the Prisoner about this Matter afterwards.</p>
<p>Burt. When he came down Stairs, the Prisoner look'd very white and said, the Deceas'd fell on the Knife himself.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-2-person52"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person52" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) Have you any Questions to ask this Witness ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person54" type="given" value="Frances"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person54" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) What do you know of this Matter?</p>
<persName id="t17460117-2-person55"> Frances Burt
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person55" type="surname" value="Burt"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person55" type="given" value="Frances"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person55" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . When my Husband went up Stairs he (the Prisoner) abus'd him, pull'd him about, &c. But we had not been down Stairs a Quarter of an Hour, before we heard a great Noise of Cursing and Swearing, and I said to my Husband, pray go up Stairs and pacify him: But the
<persName id="t17460117-2-person56"> Young Man
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person56" type="given" value="Young"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the Deceas'd, went up, and had not been gone above two or three Minutes, but I heard him cry out, O
<persName id="t17460117-2-person57"> God, O
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person57" type="given" value="God"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person57" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> God! I went to meet him at my Shop Door, and said to him, what is the Matter? Mother, says he, I am stabb'd, I am kill'd! He pull'd away his Shirt, which I have here in my Apron: He shew'd me a great Hole and there hung out his Guts. Running out of the Shop, I left him leaning with his Head by the Window and crying out Murder. I ask'd him what was the Occasion; he told me he only desir'd the Prisoner to be quiet, and that without any Provocation he (the Prisoner) stabb'd him. The next Day, being Tuesday, we carry'd the Prisoner before Sir
<persName id="t17460117-2-person58"> Thomas De Veil
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Sir Thomas was so good as to come and hear the dying Words of the Deceas'd, who said, the Prisoner run the Knife in and took it out himself.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he live after?</p>
<persName id="t17460117-2-person59"> Frances Burt
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person59" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Two or three Days.</p>
<p>Then the Knife, the bloody Shirt and Apron were produced in Court.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-2-person60"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person60" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person60" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460117-2-person61"> Frances Burt
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person61" type="surname" value="Burt"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person61" type="given" value="Frances"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person61" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) Do you know whose Knife that was?</p>
<persName id="t17460117-2-person62"> Frances Burt
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person62" type="given" value="Frances"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person62" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner own'd it was his own Knife.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-2-person63"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person63" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<persName id="t17460117-2-person64"> Charles Dennis
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Surgeon.) Mr. Dennis will you give an Account of your examining this Wound?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Monday Night the 16th of December, Mrs. Bart cry'd out, for God's Sake come, there is a Man murder'd. When I came, I found that the Wound was below the Navel, the Guts and Caul hanging out at it: I was in Hopes that the Wound was not mortal; because the Guts seem'd not to be broke: I found by the great Effusion of Blood, there was some other Part wounded within: The Mortification encreas'd every Minute: I gave Information of the Affair to Sir Thomas: At the Coroner's Request I open'd the Body of the Deceas'd, and found the Guts cut thro' and thro', so that the Wound must have reach'd quite to the Back-Bone.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-2-person66"> Q.
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<p>Dennis. I am convinced of it, and being persuaded that the Wound would prove mortal, I gave the Deceas'd very little Hopes: I had done what Art could do for him: Upon asking the Deceas'd how it happen'd; he said he went up Stairs at the Desire of the People of the House; upon which the Prisoner immediately fell upon him: That the Deceas'd did return the Blow, or struggle with him, or something to that Purpose, and that afterwards the Prisoner took up the Knife and gave him the Wound.</p>
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<p>' That the Deceas'd declard, that he went up to ' pacify the Prisoner: But that of a Sudden turning ' a little round, and snatching up a large Shoe-maker's ' Knife, he thrust it into the Deceased's Body, ' of which Wound he lies in a dying Condition.'</p>
<persName id="t17460117-2-person68"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person68" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person68" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) You hear the Evidence given against you, what have you to say for yourself.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had been out about a little Business; when I came Home,
<persName id="t17460117-2-person69"> William Burt
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , my Landlord, asked me to play at Cards, &c. I walk'd up Stairs; my Landlord and this young Fellow follow'd me: I desir'd they would walk down; but they insisted on my going out that Night: My Landlord and I were ready to come to Blows: At last I got them down Stairs and fastened my Door: What Noise I made, was my breaking my Coals; &c. As I was at Supper, eating Bread and Cheese, in came the Deceas'd; I ask'd him why he broke open my Door: He came behind me and fell upon me, and knock'd me down: He ran down Stairs, and I did not know he was hurt at all, and 'till the People came up to me, I did not know what was the Matter. He knock'd me down with a Knife in my Hand, and I did not know that he was hurt.</p>
<p>Q. Was your Room lock'd, or did he do any Thing more than lift up the Latch of your Door? How did he break it?</p>
<p>Prisoner. He put his Knees against the Door.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do to you when he came into the Room?</p>
<p>Prisoner. He ask'd what meant the Noise I had made. I told him, I had been breaking of Coals. Upon this he knock'd me out of my Chair and fell
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170005"/> upon me, but I did not know which Way he was hurt, when he knock'd me down. I had a Knife in my Hand, eating my Bread and Cheese, and I was upon my Pack when he run down Stairs.</p>
<p>Q. have you any Witnesses?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person71" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What have you to say of the Prisoner?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person72" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-2-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner from a Child, and I never heard any ill Report of him; But I have not seen the Prisoner since he has been in London.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner many Years, and never known him to wrong Man, Woman or Child, or come into any Quarrel.</p>
<p>- Perriman. I have known the Prisoner 14 Years, was born and bred in the same Town with him, never heard he was any other than a very inoffensive Man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-2-person74" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Burt and his Wife. Not at all, my Lord.</p>
<p>He was charg'd for the same Crime by the Coronel's-Inquest.
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<p>Q. Where were they pawned?</p>
<p>Ward. At Mr. Singleton's, the Corner of Feather-stone Buildings, Holborn.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Singleton shew them to you?</p>
<p>Ward. He gave them me with his own Hands. And taking out two Warrants, one for the Prisoner, and the other for the Goods, we brought the Prisoner that Night before Justice Burdus, to whom he made some Confession.</p>
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<p>Singleton. I have known him a Year and a half, and upon the 4th of this Month, bringing me four Plates, I lent him 2 s. upon them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-3-person85" type="given" value="Christopher"/>
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<p>Cust. My Lord, there were a great many of us in Company. We went to Mr. Ward's to play a Game at Skittles, where we were drinking hard till Night. As to confessing the Plates, there was no Confession made; the Plates being convey'd into my Pocket without my knowing any thing of it.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Witnesses?</p>
<p>- Wainwright. My Lord, I have been acquainted with the Prisoner five Years, and I took him into my own House, the Fellow then behaved well; and I have left him in the House by himself.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his Character?</p>
<p>Bibby. He used to do Business for Mr. Wainwright, and always behaved well as far as ever I heard.</p>
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<p>Q. So, you lost your Box?</p>
<p>Rutter. Yes, she did her Work very quick.</p>
<p>Q. Then you did not find her Hand in your Pocket?</p>
<p>Rutter. I felt her Hand, and then follow'd her, and said, I would not leave her till I had my Box again.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, I know nothing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-4-person96" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Rutter.) Did you not say you could not be positive she took it?</p>
<p>Rutter. My Lord, I know she took it: I had my Hand upon my Box five Minutes before she had it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. As I was going along, he wanted me to drink a Bottle of Wine with him: And because I would not go, he charged me with the Constable.</p>
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<p>Gibson. On Saturday the
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17460117-5-off16 t17460117-5-cd17"/> my Servant came and told me he had taken a Thief. I went immediately to my Shop and found this Man, (the Prisoner) there, with two Pair of Stockings on the Counter, which my Servant said he run away with.</p>
<p>Q. What Stockings are they?</p>
<p>Gibson. Worsted Stockings.</p>
<p>Q. What's your Servant's Name?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ask the Prisoner about it?</p>
<p>Gibson. The Prisoner confess'd and begg'd Pardon.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-5-person108" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He (the Prisoner) came into the Shop to buy some Stockings. He looked out two Pair, put them on the End of the Counter, and then slip'd out with them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you follow him?</p>
<p>Gray. I follow'd him and cry'd, stop Thief, and somebody stopp'd him.</p>
<p>Q. When you came up to him, where were the Stockings?</p>
<p>Gray. He had the Stockings in his Hand when I came up to him.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say when he was taken?</p>
<p>Gray. He own'd himself guilty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-5-person110" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What have you to say against the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. As I was passing the Corner of Exeter-Exchange, hearing the Cry, stop Thief, I saw the Prisoner running as hard as he could; I took hold of him; he made no Resistance, but deliver'd the Stockings immediately, and said, he hop'd to have Forgiveness as it was the first Fact he had done.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never was guilty of any Error before, but Necessity obliged me.
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<persName id="t17460117-6-person115"> Q.
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<p>Mead. I missed the Things mention'd in the Indictment.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss them? Was this Woman conversant at all in the House where the Goods were?</p>
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<p>Q. What reason have you to suspect the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Mead. We serv'd the Gentlewoman next Door with Beer; we
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<p>Q. When you found the Box, what did you do?</p>
<p>Mead. Why, I took it to the Publick House, where I had got the Maid to come before, and her Mistress went with me.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Mead. My Box was in the Room at Three o'Clock, I open'd it and lock'd it again. This Woman (the Prisoner) was the only Person in the House, tho' I did not see her take it.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you miss your Box?</p>
<p>Mrs. Mead. I saw it about Three, and missed it about Five.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Prisoner at her Mistress's, after the Box was found?</p>
<p>Mrs. Mead. I did not, my Lord, but my Husband did.
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<p>Evans. My Lord, my little Girl told me, she saw a Man take a Bundle.</p>
<p>Q. What Age is your Girl?</p>
<p>Evans. Between eleven and twelve. She call'd to me and said a Thief had taken something: With that I pursu'd him: I saw him running up the Court and I overtook him.</p>
<p>Q. What pass'd when you took him?</p>
<p>Evans. He fell on his Knees and begg'd I would forgive him.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the Bundle taken up by? where was it when he was taken?</p>
<p>Evans. He threw down the Stockings in the Street, and Coatham took them up.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you take up the Bundle? Did you shew it to the Prosecutor, and did he own the Stockings.</p>
<p>Coatham. Yes, He said they were his. I was at this Time close by the Prisoner, who fell on his Knees and begg'd Forgiveness.</p>
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<p>Q. What did he say when you took him?</p>
<p>Manning. He cry'd out for Mercy and begg'd Forgiveness.
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<interp inst="t17460117-8-person129" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> (Daughter to the Prosecutor.) The Prisoner went away from my Father's on Friday was sen'night.</p>
<p>Q. When did you suspect her taking away the Money?</p>
<p>James. My Father was afraid
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<interp inst="t17460117-8-person130" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> had robb'd him, but being so very ill he could not come at his Breeches; and when I rais'd him up on Tuesday, he desir'd I would look into his Breeches, to see what he had lost. He had two half Crowns, a half Moidore, and nine Shillings and Six-pence, which were taken out, and 4 s. left. He desir'd I would look into the Drawers, if she had took nothing there: I said I knew what Gold there was, but not what Silver: Accordingly I told the Money over, and we miss'd 6 s. and 9 d. I went and found her in Black-Boy-Ally, and she had got her Clothes out of pawn: She own'd the Fact and fell down upon her Knees to implore Mercy: She own'd 3 s. she had taken out of my Father's Breeches and the 6 s. she own'd.</p>
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<p>Lane. Seventeen. I saw the Prisoner at Mrs. Foucher's take a Piece of Rag out of her Bosom, and put two or three Bits of Gold in her Mouth, and hold 13 or 14 s. in Silver in her Hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-8-person132" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner was a Servant to Mr. Lovage; said, she was come away from her Master's; call'd for two or three Pints of Beer; said she had nothing at all at her Master's, for that she was starv'd: But she pull'd out the Rag out of her Bosom or Pocket, with 13 or 14 s.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any Gold?</p>
<p>Foucher. No. I saw none.
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What is your own Handkerchief worth?</p>
<p>Innys. It cost 2 s.</p>
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<p>Q. What Account did he give of these Handkerchiefs then?</p>
<p>Threadcall. He made tristing Excuses, that he had found them.</p>
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<p>Q. Could you see the Handkerchief?</p>
<p>Elias. I saw him take the Handkerchief out of the Pocket.</p>
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<persName id="t17460117-11-person142"> Q.
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<p>May. This Prisoner I took upon Buttle-Whars.</p>
<p>Q. How long ago?</p>
<p>May. In December. I saw him steal 4 lb. of Tobacco; he appear'd like a Coal-heaver.</p>
<p>Q. How was it convey'd?</p>
<p>May. Some into his Waistcoat and some into his Breeches.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with him?</p>
<p>May. I took him, and he made a great many Excuses, and said the Coopers and the Porters gave it him, for helping them to roll the Hogsheads up.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Did you ever catch me before in any such Thing?</p>
<p>May. Several Times.</p>
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<p>Q. What did he say to you?</p>
<p>Mascle. He told me Poverty was the Occasion of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him take any Tobacco before?</p>
<p>Mascle. I did not.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his Character?</p>
<p>Murgrey. My Lord, I have known his Character to be very good. He has been a Servant to my Father's Uncle and in other Services, and I never knew any Thing dishonest of him.</p>
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<p>Ascenally. I knew him a Boy, and I knew his Father before him; I have known him here an London seven Years and I never heard of any Dishonesty of him in all my Life.
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My Lord, I was just come from Abroad; and when I came to Town, I walk'd with the Prisoner for most part of the Day.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your Quarters?</p>
<p>Thorn. Down in Southwark. When I came to Town I walk'd with the Prisoner all Day till Night: Then I went into one Mr. Calloe's, the House where I lodg'd: Upon going up to bed I was very dry and call'd for a Pot of Beer; And two Women brought the Pot of Beer: There was a Wind came in at the Window and I got up to shut it.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Prisoner at the Bar one of the Women.</p>
<p>Thorn. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Night was this?</p>
<p>Thorn. Between Eight and Nine.</p>
<p>Q. Which of the Women came in?</p>
<p>Thorn. The Woman that came into the Room was put out of the Way, but this Woman at the Bar receiv'd my Money of the other Woman.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Person's Name that came into the Room?</p>
<p>Thorn. Yes. It was one
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<p>Q. Did
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<p>Thorn. It was the Prisoner brought up the Beer to the Door and
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<p>Q. Where were your Breechees, upon the Bolster?</p>
<p>Thorn. Yes. When I saw
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<p>Q. Where was the Prisoner at that Time.</p>
<p>Thorn. The Prisoner was on the other Side of the Door, and
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<p>Q. Did you see her deliver it?</p>
<p>Thorn. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What was in your Breeches?</p>
<p>Thorn. Six Guineas in Gold, six Shillings, and a French Crown, which was not gone.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do, when you saw the Woman?</p>
<p>Thorn. She said there was no Body here but me. But I said, I see you deliver it to another Woman.</p>
<p>Q. Upon this you came down Stairs, did you not?</p>
<p>Thorn. There was a Door at the Foot of the Stairs, which they shut against me. Then the Mistress of the House came up making a great Noise for my Money, hypocritically.</p>
<p>Q. What become of this Prisoner at the Bar all this Time?</p>
<p>Thorn. They brought in the Prisoner, and asked whether that was the Woman that had my Money.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you when you saw the other Woman give
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<p>Thorn. In my Room.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person162" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<p>Prisoner. Ask him whether he was not a-bed with
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<p>Q. I ask you whether any Woman was in Bed with you?</p>
<p>Thorn. There was none.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought up the Pot of Beer? I ask you where
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person164" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was, when the Prisoner brought up the Beer? You insist upon it,
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<p>Thorn. She was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going to my Vault the 7th of December at Night, and while I sat there, I heard the Prisoner at the Bar talk very merrily of the Money they had got of the Soldier. My Vault and theirs joined together.</p>
<p>Q. What did they say about it?</p>
<p>Walter. They wonder'd how the Soldier had got so much Money about him as six Guineas and six Shillings.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-12-person167"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460117-12-person167" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person171" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-12-person171" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person172" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said, the Prosecutor was her Countryman, and he said, that she had pick'd his Pocket. She came down Stairs with her Bosom open; said, that she had been search'd several Times. That at last, when he could not find the Money, he said he was robb'd of two or three Guineas. So Mary Bell and he went up again together, and he said to me and the Prisoner at the Bar, if we could find it, he would give us a Treat. While we were talking together, this
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<p>Q. Did you see
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person174" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-12-person174" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>Lloyd. This Woman (the Prisoner) and
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person177" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Lloyd. I am a Lodger there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person178" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<interp inst="t17460117-12-person179" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar? Have you been conversant with her?</p>
<p>Howe. I have always known her to be a very honest Person.
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<p>- Pool. I am a Collar-maker; I made the Harness for his Majesty, and for the Use of the Train of Artillery.</p>
<p>Q. What do you known of these Harnesses? What do you say to the Leather Tuggs that are mention'd?</p>
<p>Pool. I cannot say, I know when they were stole; but they were deliver'd into Mr. Arnold's Hands at the Tower.</p>
<p>Q. Were these the Harness and Leather Tuggs that were sent to the Tower?</p>
<p>Council. I would ask Pool, as there are many Harnesses made of the same Kind, how he knows this particular Harness?</p>
<p>Pool. These were made with an Iron Ring, and I never saw any such.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Upon the 19th of December I was going into the Stable to look for a Shovel; I saw the two Prisoner at the Bar in Mr. Smith's House in Paulin-Yard, Tyburn-Road, take a Pair of Harnes s out of a Brewing-Vessel. I asked them no Questions how they came by this Harness. Eyres (the Prisoner) had a Pair of Harness belonging to the King upon the Horses.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you when you saw Eyres?</p>
<p>Roberts. I saw him come out of Paulin-Yard, where he put his Harness at Night.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Thing more?</p>
<p>Roberts. Says Eyres, you cannot take off the Harness of the Horse, as you did out of the Brewhouse Yesterday. So, says I, is not your Horse blind? So I went and told my Master, for I was afraid of my Life: But as I was going down, I saw the very same Horse with this Harness.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person186" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170010"/>Council. I would ask you, Mr. Roberts, has not Mr. Smith run away since this Prosecution? Then I would ask you, whether the Prisoner (Eyres) did not inform you that he had the Harness of Mr. Smith?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know nothing more than that I see the Harness taken off the Horse.</p>
<p>Q. What became of this Harness?</p>
<p>Ford. The Harness is here.</p>
<p>Council. Did you never hear that Smith used to let out Harness?</p>
<p>Ford. No.</p>
<p>[The Harness was produced in Court.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person188" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person188" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Pool.) Were these the Harness you made?</p>
<p>Pool. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person189" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person189" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Roberts.) Were these the Harness you took out of the Brewing-Vessel of Smith's in Paulin-Yard?</p>
<p>Roberts. Yes, my Lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person190" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person190" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Pool.) Are you sure this was the Harness deliver'd into the Tower of your making?</p>
<p>Pool. Yes, my Lord, I know it is the Property of the King.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see these Harness in Smith's Brewhouse, before you saw them on Eyres, (the Prisoner?)</p>
<p>Pool. No. Eyres told me he bought them of a Collar-maker in St. Giles's.</p>
<p>Council. My Lord, one Part of the Boy's Defence is this, he says, he has been an industrious Boy, and that he used now and then to borrow a Harness of this Smith; that this Hemmings did own he borrow'd these Harness of Smith, and that he lent them to this Boy.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-13-person191"> Q.
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<persName id="t17460117-13-person192"> Benjamin Gilbert
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person192" type="given" value="Benjamin"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Where do you live?</p>
<p>Gilbert. In Paulin-Yard Paulin-Street near Oxford-Road.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose you are acquainted with Mr. Smith? Do you know the Prisoner, Eyres?</p>
<p>Gilbert. I know them both very well, especially Eyres.</p>
<p>Q. Which is Hemmings?</p>
<p>Gilbert. He stands on the left Hand.</p>
<p>Q. Have you had any Discourse with them?</p>
<p>Gilbert. Never, but once at Westminster, two or three Days after they were taken up.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what Trade Mr. Smith was? Did you ever know that he let out Horses? Did he ever let out any Harness?</p>
<p>Gilbert. I never knew that in particular.</p>
<p>Council. When did Smith abscond?</p>
<p>Gilbert. The Day that the Prisoner was taken up.</p>
<p>Council. Mr. Gilbert, do you know Eyres's Character? How he has got his Livelihood? What his general Character is?</p>
<p>Gilbert. He has the Character in the Neighbourhood, of a very honest Boy.</p>
<p>Council. (to
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person193" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What is Eyres's general Character?</p>
<p>Scot. I never heard he was guilty of any Thing he is now charg'd with.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe him to be a Person of a good or bad Character?</p>
<p>Scot. I never heard any Ill of him.</p>
<p>Q. to (
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person194" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Beer. I believe him to be a Person of good Character.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-13-person195"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person195" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person196" type="given" value="Stephen"/>
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<p>Dow. I have known them both from their Infancy, and never knew any Harm by them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person197" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<persName id="t17460117-13-person198"> John Millar
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person198" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) How long have you known Hemmings, and what Character do you give of him?</p>
<p>Millar. He was always a Pains-taking working Boy: I have known him these 18 Years.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-13-person199"> Q.
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<persName id="t17460117-13-person200"> Christopher Williams
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person200" type="given" value="Christopher"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) How long have you known Hemmings's?</p>
<p>Williams. He work'd with me some Years, he had a very good Character.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-13-person201"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person201" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person201" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460117-13-person202"> William Bouzier
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person202" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What have you to say to Hemmings's Character?</p>
<p>Bouzier. I have known Hemmings 17 or 18 Years, and I never heard any Ill of him in my Life.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know them both?</p>
<p>Bouzier. Yes, and I believe them very honest.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-13-person203"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460117-13-person204" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person204" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) How long have you known Hemmings, and what Character has he?</p>
<p>Hazlewood. I have known him from his Infancy, I believe him to be a very honest Person.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-13-person205"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person205" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-13-person205" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Roberts.) Has Mr. Arnold a Stable near to that Place?</p>
<p>Roberts. Several.
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<p>Munro. I lost two Rings, a pair of Buttons and a pair of Ear-rings. The 8th of this Month the Prisoner broke open my Maid's Chest. I
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<p>Q. What is your Maid's Name?</p>
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<p>Q. How was it found out?</p>
<p>Munro. We charg'd the Soldier with this Robbery; then I took hold of him; and he own'd behis Serjeant that he had broke open the Chest.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say about the Gold Rings?</p>
<p>Munro. The Serjeant said, he had been whipp'd three Days before for stealing. Says the Serjeant to me, have you lost any Thing yourself. I went to look and I miss'd two Rings: He own'd before the Serjeant that he had sold one of them in King's-Street, Westminster, to one Mr. Williams. The Serjeant went along with him there and found that Ring.</p>
<p>Q. What is the Serjeant's Name?</p>
<p>Munro. Robertson.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-14-person213" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<p>Curtis. Yes. Two of the Handkerchiefs I found under the Feet of the Bed and the other in the Bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you get your get Seal and Money again?</p>
<p>Curtis. The Money the Serjeant took from him, but the Seal he flung away.</p>
<p>- Robertson. I happen'd to be at Mr. Ross's when the Lad was accused of breaking open the young Woman's Chest. I saw him with 5 s. 11 d. in Money, two half Crowns and Sixpence I took from the Knees of his Breeches. One of the Rings, missing by Mr. Munro from his Drawer, I found upon him; I have likewise got the Money I took from him. The Ring was produced in Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-14-person214" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Munro. Yes, 'tis my Ring indeed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-14-person215" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Robertson. Yes, the same Day.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-14-person216" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Curtis. Three half Crown Pieces and three single Shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-14-person217" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Robertson. He told me he flung it down the Sink in Mr. Ross's Kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say of the Girl's Chest?</p>
<p>Robertson. He own'd he open'd it with a Chisel.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-14-person219" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<p>Williams. In King's-Street, Westminster. The Prisoner brought the Ring to our House, and said he found it in the Park.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got it?</p>
<p>Williams. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Shew it to Mr. Munro?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-14-person220" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Munro. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-14-person221" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say to the Witnesses, nor have I any Witnesses to produce.
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<interp inst="t17460117-15-person227" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) Where is your Husband's dwelling-House?</p>
<p>Osborne. In Clerkenwell-Close.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of its being robb'd at any Time?</p>
<p>Osborne. It was robb'd on the 17th of December.</p>
<p>Q. In what Manner was it broke open?</p>
<p>Osborne. When I first found it, I observ'd broke a Pain of Glass of the Closet-Window in the Garden, belonging to the Kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the Window safe before?</p>
<p>Osborne. It was safe when I went to Bed, but I can't be sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. When did you find it open?</p>
<p>Osborne. The Window was shut? I found the Pain out about Eight in the Morning.</p>
<p>Q. What was lost?</p>
<p>Osborne. A Copper-pot that stood in the Window, three Handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find these Handkerchiefs?</p>
<p>Osborne. I found them in Pawn. The Handkerchiefs and Pot at two different Places.</p>
<p>Q. By what Means did you find these Things.</p>
<p>Osborne. By his own Information.</p>
<p>Q. You suspected him, upon that you had him taken up?</p>
<p>Osborne. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do after you had him taken up?</p>
<p>Osborne. We had him before Justice Hole.</p>
<p>Q. Did he own the Fault in general Terms?</p>
<p>Osborne. Yes. He own'd that he had stole the Things.</p>
<p>Q. What were his Parents?</p>
<p>Osborne. Silver-Spoon-makers. But he is a Vagabond and has nobody to take Care of him.
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<p>Hughes. On the 2d of January.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Hughes. In Spur-Street by Leicester-Fields.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>Hughes. A flower'd Linnen Gown and another Gown, a Petticoat and a Shift.</p>
<p>Q. Where were these Goods?</p>
<p>Hughes. In my Bed-Chamber up one Pair of Stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet with them again?</p>
<p>Hughes. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Give an Account how you came by them again?</p>
<p>Hughes. Mrs. Hunt call'd me into the Yard, and I saw the Goods there; that is all I know; I do not know how the Prisoner got them.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you know against the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Hunt. The 2d of this Month, between the Hours of five and six, I was going cross my Yard, and I saw the Prisoner at the Bar (the Woman, not the Boy) and being very much surpriz'd, I asked her what Business she had there. She told me that having came out of Kent she came into the Yard to sleep. I told her, I had been robb'd before, and she should not go out of the Yard till I had search'd her. Then she wanted to come by me, and as soon as she did so, the Goods were under her.</p>
<p>Q. You know nothing then of Galder (the Boy?)</p>
<p>Hunt. No. I was the Evening the Robbery was committed, drinking a Dish of Tea with Mrs. Hughes, and I asked the Prisoner what she did there, and said, that she had committed a Robbery, and that we would have her before the Justice; she said, she came from Kent, and that a Boy, that had got in at the Window, and thrown the Goods into the Yard, was then in the Fields to receive them, when she got out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-16-person238" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
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<p>Hughes. I opened the Bundle when I came down, and I knew them to be my Sister's Goods.</p>
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<persName id="t17460117-16-person240"> Elizabeth Gough
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<interp inst="t17460117-16-person240" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-16-person240" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) How old are you? Do you understand what it is to take a false Oath ? Suppose you should swear or speak any thing that is false?</p>
<p>Gough. I shall burn in Hell-Fire.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this Woman,
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<p>Gough. Not before this Time. This Girl (the Prisoner) wanted to make a Bargain to go out a Thieving: At first, I said, I would not, and afterwards, I said, I would. And going along Leicester-Fields we met the Boy, Roger. The Girl (the Prisoner) saw the Entry-Door open of this Gentlewoman's House, the Stocking-Shop: And the Girl and Boy went into the Yard, and so they got up the Ladder; I follow'd them to the Door to see which Way they went.</p>
<p>Q. Could you see them when they were in the Yard?</p>
<p>Gough. They got up the Ladder, and got over some Leads.</p>
<p>Q. Did they both get up?</p>
<p>Gough. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them get up the Ladder?</p>
<p>Gough. Yes. But I only saw them go up the Ladder. They got into the Gentlewoman's Window.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them?</p>
<p>Gough. No. But I heard the Girl say so. She said she got into the Gentlewoman's Window. And so the Boy had got something up in a Bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Was you by the Yard?</p>
<p>Gough. I was the outside of the Yard.</p>
<p>Q. How long were they gone?</p>
<p>Gough. About two Hours.</p>
<p>Q. What Time was this?</p>
<p>Gough. About Eight o'Clock. The Boy got the Bundle, and the Girl went down the Yard, and the Boy toss'd them to her.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Gough. The Girl told me so.</p>
<p>Q. Did they stay two Hours?</p>
<p>Gough. Yes. about that House and another.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see the Boy come down again?</p>
<p>Gough. No Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you see have the Bundle?</p>
<p>Gough. I saw the Girl have the Bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Boy meddle with that Bundle.</p>
<p>Gough. No Sir.</p>
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<p>Q. How much Tobacco?</p>
<p>May. About 3 lb.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him take any out of Mr. Suteliff's Hogsheads?</p>
<p>May. Please you, my Lord, there were no other Hogsheads on the Keys. I brought him to Dark-house-Lane and there I charg'd - Maschil with him: The Prisoner deny'd this Charge.</p>
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<p>Hazle. I have known him some small Time, about half a Year.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of him?</p>
<p>Hazle. I have known him for the Time he has been in London; he got his Bread upon the Keys by helping as a Porter.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Hazle. Almost 30 Years, my Lord, in Ireland, and I have seen him about half a Year in London.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any Thing of his Character?</p>
<p>Mrs. Hazle. I never knew any Thing against him.</p>
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<p>Maschil. I cannot remember him above two Months.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that he was employ'd as a Porter?</p>
<p>Maschil. I have known him employ'd for an Hour or so.
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<p>Nichols. Between Eleven and Twelve. There was no Body at all in the Shop, the Door was shut to, and the Prisoner came in. This Gentleman saw him; I was not there.</p>
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<p>Q. What became of the Jack?</p>
<p>Wealy. when he came back he left it in the Shop.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, I was coming along Aldersgate-street, and I met with one Wilks, who said, he would give me 3 d. if I would fetch this Jack. And the 'Prentice gave it me.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17460117-19-defend260 t17460117-19-deflabel73"/>. Upon the 30th of December when I went up to Bed, I found a Pillow upon my Bed more than my own. I thought she might take it away from her Lodging. I reckon'd upon her coming in the Morning as usual. There were three Boxes of my Grand Mother's, which she had left in my Care, when my Mother died. When I got up in the Morning, and came to go down Stairs, one of these Boxes was like to fall down: They were up two Pair of Stairs, between two Rooms. One of the Boxes I found uncorded and open'd; then I mistrusted this
<persName id="t17460117-19-person265"> Anne Stanbury
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<interp inst="t17460117-19-person265" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> had robb'd me. I went to her Lodgings after her, early next Morning, but she had discharged her Lodgings and had not been home all Night. About the 3d of January I found her in Bunnel-Row. So I asked her how the Pillow came upon my Bed, and why she did not come as usual. My Dear Mistress, she answer'd, I knew I had wrong'd you and I was asham'd to see you. I told her of the Boxes: Indeed, my dear Mistress, says she, I was in Liquor and I uncorded them; but I will tell you what I have done with the Things, And she said, she would go with me to the Pawn-broker and fetch them out, if I would not let the Pawn-broker give her Trouble. So I went the next Morning to one Mr. Kiese's, Pawn-broker in Cheek-Lane. I went with her to another Pawnbroker, and she called for two Parcels more, at one Sharp's on Saffron-Hill. Then she said, she had given me all. I told her I could not release her 'till I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170014"/> had seen whether these were all the Things. Then I sent for my Mother; when she came there was nor half the Things. Then I went with her to the Alderman, and she sent to Kiese's for a Holland Apron, the same Pawn-broker she was at before. Then says she, my dear Mistress, I can tell you of more, but you cannot have them, for I have sold them out-right to a Pawn-broker in the Strand. She often used to say to me, she question'd not, but there were a great many good Things in these Boxes.</p>
<p>Q. You have got part of these Things then?</p>
<persName id="t17460117-19-person266"> Anne Cranford
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<interp inst="t17460117-19-person266" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-19-person267"> Q.
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<persName id="t17460117-19-person268"> Mary Cranford
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<interp inst="t17460117-19-person268" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> of Hamstead.) Have you look'd on these Things that were pawn'd, and in the Custody of your Grand-Daughter?</p>
<persName id="t17460117-19-person269"> Mary Cranford
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<interp inst="t17460117-19-person269" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes. They are mine, I left them at my Grand-Daughter's.</p>
<p>Q. How many Boxes were there?</p>
<persName id="t17460117-19-person270"> Mary Cranford
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<interp inst="t17460117-19-person270" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Three, and the Goods I have mention'd were in one of these Boxes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-19-person271" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-19-person271" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Mistress us'd to lend me Money, I being under Necessity. My Mistress order'd me to pawn them.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-19-person272"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460117-19-person272" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
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<interp inst="t17460117-19-person273" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) She therefore pawn'd these Things at your Desire?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-19-person274" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No indeed, please you my Lord, I should not have bidden her break these Boxes open; I have, indeed, lent her Money; 10 s. a Week she has had of me.
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<p>Cromarty. Last Monday was sen'night in the Morning. We took her into our Service this Day fortnight about Three o'Clock in the Afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any of your Goods upon her when you took her up?</p>
<p>Cromarty. Yes. That Cloak upon her Back, and the Handkerchief, I believe, she has now round her Neck.</p>
<p>Q. And did you know them to be your Goods?</p>
<p>Cromarty. Yes. And when I spoke to her of them, she gave me very ill Language, and said, I might take them away.</p>
<p>Q. As to the other Goods, a Long-Lawn Apron, two pair of Women's Pumps, one pair of Silver Buttons, did you find these?</p>
<p>Cromarty. No. I said to her, how can you serve me so? She told me she desir'd to be banish'd, she was weary of living here.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord. These People are very notorious, they keep a notorious Bawdy-House. Neither did I ever wrong them of any Thing. Mistress, did you not tell me, that you took two Creatures into your House that run away with your Goods. My Lord, I serv'd my Mistress two Years ago and I went to her again: She was making Complaint that she had lost several Things, and she said her Husband had got a Writ against me. My Lord I don't chuse to be arrested in a wrong Cause. My Mistress said to me, my Dear, pray don't get yourself into a Jail.</p>
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<p>Anderson. She had the Cloak upon her Back, the Shift upon her Back, and the Cap upon her Head.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say, but that I am got into vile Hands. She, the Witness, is one of the Pliers of the House, and is oblig'd to swear what they would have her.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Witnesses?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No. My Lord, she said she would not hurt me.
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<p>Howard. Yes. The Prisoner went into my Room and took a large Sconce-Glass.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this Sconce? Was you in the Room; and was the Room next the Street?</p>
<p>Howard. It was a Back-Door up the Stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any Thing against the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Howard. Here is the Person that catch'd her with it,
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<interp inst="t17460117-21-person288" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the Prisoner come down Stairs with the Glass.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know how she came into the Room?</p>
<p>You saw her coming down Stairs with the Sconce in her Hand, and she left the Glass on the Stairs and came down? Did you meet her coming down Stairs?</p>
<p>Cabino. I ask'd her who brought her up Stairs: She said a Gentleman gave her the Glass and a Handkerchief to bring down Stairs.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the Glass?</p>
<p>Cabino. It was taken from her.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170015"/>Cabino. I am a Servant in the House.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Gentleman up Stairs ?</p>
<p>Cabino. No.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure of that ? How do you know there was no Gentleman in the Room about that Time?</p>
<p>Cabino. There was no Creature at that Time.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, I was going thro' the Playhouse-Passage, and a Gentleman took my Handkerchief off my Neck, and ran up Stairs with it. This Gentlewoman keeps a disorderly House; when I went in after the Gentleman, and went up one or two Steps of the Stairs, this Gentlewoman took hold of me and said, are you coming to rob the House ?</p>
<p>Q. Is this House near the Playhouse?</p>
<p>Gurney. Yes, my Lord, 'tis the Corner House as you go into Bridges-street.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-21-person290"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460117-21-person290" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Gurney. Please you, my Lord, there was a Gentleman standing at the Back Door, and he took hold of my Handkerchief; I had an old white Handkerchief: As I was pursuing the Gentleman, this Mrs. Howard took me into her Coffee-Room, and search'd me, but found nothing upon me. Her Maid came down Stairs about half an Hour after.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-21-person291" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-21-person291" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) You say you run into the Coffee-House because the Gentleman assaulted you. You charged the Gentlewoman with the Handkerchief?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I told her I would have her House indicted.</p>
<p>Cabino. As I was going up Stairs with my Mistress's Gown I found the Glass on the Stairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-21-person292" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-21-person292" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) Was you up Stairs?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I only went up two Steps of the Stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought the Glass down Stairs?</p>
<p>Cabino. That Woman (the Prisoner.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-21-person293" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Prisoner. I believe you had this Glass to take away. I never was in the Room.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-21-person294" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Cabino. There was no Gentleman.</p>
<p>One of the Gentlemen of the Jury said, the fixing up Sconces being a Branch of his Business, the Girl could not well have taken down the Sconce by herself.
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<p>Loat. My Lord, I have been several Times robb'd of late. My Servant told me in the Evening I was robb'd of a Pair of Grates. My Servant found the Grates at Mrs. Athill's House.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Servant's Name?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-22-person298" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My Servant said, she had put them out in the Day for Sale. I saw the Grates at Mrs. Athill's the next Day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask her how they came there?</p>
<p>Loat. Her Daughter told me that her Mother had bought them the Day before.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Athill. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Was she at your House at any Time?</p>
<p>Athill. She was at our House on New Year's-Day in the Morning with the said Grates to sell them, and my Daughter bought them.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when she bought them?</p>
<p>Athill. I gave my Daughter a Shilling to pay for the Grates.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know whose Grates they were?</p>
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<p>Q. What did
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<p>Q. What did you say to him?</p>
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<p>Q. If you did not know her Name, how did you find her out?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-22-person305" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I enquir'd at her Uncle's, who lived near our House, so we found her out. And the Prisoner at the Bar was the Person that brought the Grates to our Shop.</p>
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<p>Loat. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Tell us how you came to find out the Woman.</p>
<p>Loat. Mrs. Athill's Daughter refused giving me the Grate, not thinking it proper till she had advised with her Mother, who in about an Hour's Time came to my Shop, for I desir'd she would send her to me. When she came, I asked her whether she knew the Person she bought them of. She said she was a little Woman, remarkable for fore Eyes.</p>
<p>The Prisoner said, she was sent by another Woman to sell her Grate. But Loat and Mrs. Athill said, she confess'd before the Justice that she took it, and if they would make it up with her, she would pay the Shilling when she could.
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<p>Freeman. I live in Dudley-Court. I took the Room of one Ruth Burne. I lost there a Flock Bed, a Feather Bolster, a pair of Sheets, two Quilts, and a pair of Blankets.</p>
<p>Q. Did you furnish the Room yourself? How long have you been in this Room?</p>
<p>Freeman. I took it six Weeks before Christmas.</p>
<p>Q. Did you leave your Lodgings; how came it that your Bed was gone.</p>
<p>Freeman. I was oblig'd to go out to daily Labour, as Washing and Ironing, and whilst I was out, my Bed was gone.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go out in the Morning?</p>
<p>Freeman. Yes. About Six o'Clock and return'd about Seven in the Evening.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Thing else gone?</p>
<p>Freeman. I did not miss any Things besides what has been mention'd.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Freeman. Yes. I saw him three Days before he took my Bed and Bedding away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know what Relation he was to your Landlady?</p>
<p>Freeman. No.</p>
<p>Q. When you came home at Night, was you not much surpriz'd to find your Bed gone; did you not ask your Landlady about it?</p>
<p>Freeman. Yes. And she told me he (the Prisoner) took it away.</p>
<p>Q. And pray did not she tell you the Reason why he took it away?</p>
<p>Freeman. She said he had been stripping and robbing of her likewise.</p>
<p>Q. Did this Burne and your Landlady appear to be Man and Wife?</p>
<p>Freeman. No. For they were always jarring together.</p>
<p>Q. Was not the Bed the Prisoner took away, that upon which he and his Wife lay?</p>
<p>Freeman. No, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Perkin. I know, my Lord, I saw the Bed upon his Back.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Perkin. When the Officer came to serve a Warrant upon him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see it upon his Back?</p>
<p>Perkin. In Short's-Gardens Drury-Lane : And I think about the 20th of December, I am not sure of the Day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Perkin. I knew him to be the very Man.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know whose the Bed was he had upon his Back ?</p>
<p>Perkins. I can't say I did, because it was ty'd up in a Quilt. But I believe
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, ask her, whether she was not present when I was marry'd the 3d of July; because that Woman (the Witness) swore 3 l. 3 s against me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. About a Week, no longer, for I was put into White-Chappel Jail.</p>
<p>Q. How came you take away that Bed?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I ask'd my Wife for a Bed and she would not give me one. This Woman, the Witness, is her Lodger, she is not worth a Groat in the World.
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<p>Underwood. I lost it on Thursday the 16th Instant about Four o'Clock in the Afternoon.</p>
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<p>Underwood. It hung upon a Nail in the Chimney-Corner.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Underwood. At Lime-House-Hole.</p>
<p>Q. At what Time of the Day was this?</p>
<p>Underwood. It was pretty near Four o'Clock, as near as I can guess.</p>
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<p>Underwood. I never saw him in my Life before he came to my House along with one Singleton.</p>
<p>Q. What did they come for?</p>
<p>Underwood. I was particularly acquainted with Singleton, who was going down with this Man to Blackwall.</p>
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<p>Underwood. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Tell me what you know further of the Matter?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you pursue the Prisoner?</p>
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<p>Q. When you found it under his Arm-pit, what did he say then?</p>
<p>Eastham. He said he was in Liquor and did not know what he did.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. It was ignorantly done.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Witnesses?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No. I was disguised in Liquor and did not know any Thing of it.
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<p>Lacy. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Lacy. On the 20th of December last.</p>
<p>Q. From whence did you lose them?</p>
<p>Lacy. From my own House.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Husband?</p>
<p>Lacy. We keep a Publick House by London-Wall.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suppose the Prisoner had taken them?</p>
<p>Lacy. As soon as I had missed them my Husband went to Pawn-brokers in the Neighbourhood, and found some of the Things.</p>
<p>Q. At what Pawn-broker's?</p>
<p>Lacy. We found one Sheet at one
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<p>Q. Where was the other?</p>
<p>Lacy. At Mr. Draper's.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find the rest of the Things?</p>
<p>Lacy. In
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<p>Q. What did you find there?</p>
<p>Lacy. Four Towels, three Table-Cloths and a Pillow.</p>
<p>Q. Were you present when these Things were found?</p>
<p>Lacy. I was at
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<p>Q. You only was inform'd that the rest were found in the other Places?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-25-person338" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> herself told me she had pawn'd them at Draper's.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say she had pawn'd?</p>
<p>Lacy. One of the Sheets at Draper's.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say at the same Time?</p>
<p>Lacy. She told me Mary Nutcher had brought them to her.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Thing to say against
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<p>Lacy. No, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Wight. On the 20th of December Mr. Lacy came to my House, and asked if any Sheets or Table Cloths were brought to my House. Next Day there was a Sheet brought to my House by
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<p>Q. Did she bring it to pawn?</p>
<p>Wight. To pawn, my Lord. I went to Mrs. Lacy and she own'd the Sheet.</p>
<p>Q. What said the Prisoner to it ?</p>
<p>Wight. She said nothing at all in the House. It was pledg'd to me, I only inform'd of it.</p>
<p>Q. What became of that Sheet?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170018"/>Wight. I inform'd Mrs. Lacy of it, and she took the Sheet away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-25-person343" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Mrs. Lacy.) Are you sure that is your Sheet?</p>
<p>Lacy. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your seeing that Sheet, what did you do with the Woman?</p>
<p>Lacy. She went home with me and was carry'd before an Alderman.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner (
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<p>Lacy. I cannot tell.</p>
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<p>Cheney. Sir. On the 21st of December, Mr. Wight (the Pawnbroker) came to inform Mrs. Lacy, that there was a Woman come to pawn a Sheet, and if she would be so good as to come, she might find her Sheet.</p>
<p>Q. When the Prisoner was before the Alderman, did she own or deny it?</p>
<p>Cheney. She deny'd her taking of it, and said
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<p>Dugard. I was at work at Mrs. Lacy's that Day, and when I had done my Work, I went up to make her Bed; after that I lock'd the Door and went up another pair of Stairs to make another Bed; but coming down I saw Mrs. Lacy's Door open, (at which I was surpris'd) and the Curtain bulk'd out as if somebody had hid himself. Upon that I went down and told the Maid, I was afraid somebody was in the Room. We were afraid to go by ourselves, we call'd the Man, and all three went up, and we miss'd the Things off the Bed.</p>
<p>Q. What did you miss?</p>
<p>Dugard. a pair of Sheets off the Bed, a Pillow and Pillow-Case.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what became of them?</p>
<p>Dugard. No, my Lord. But the Pawnbroker Mr. (Wight) came to inform that a Sheet was brought to him.</p>
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<p>Emmot. I was the Officer and charg'd the Prisoner. I went to the Prisoner's House, and we ripp'd a Flock-Bed, and there we found three Tableclothes and four Towels.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know them again, if you was to see them?</p>
<p>Emmot. Yes. I believe I should.</p>
<p>Q. Was Mr. Lacy's Wife present when you found them?</p>
<p>Emmot. Yes. My Lord.</p>
<p>Priso ner. Please you my Lord to ask whether I lay upon a Bed in the Compter? You say it was under the Bed where I lay. I deny that I lay on a Bed in the Compter.</p>
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<p>Swain. A Gentleman's Servant, I lodg'd at Mrs. Lacy's.</p>
<p>Q. Were you at the Compter? The Prisoner said that she did not go to Bed.</p>
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<p>Q. She own'd where she pawn'd the other Things, did she own she stole them?</p>
<p>Swain. No. She said
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<p>Q. Was there any Woman in the Room or Bed?</p>
<p>Swain. Yes. My Lord, and the Woman said they judg'd
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<p>Q. Was it warm, as if it had been in a Bed?</p>
<p>Swain. It was warm, as if it had been folded round some Person's Body.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-25-person358" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There was a Cabbin or Place where they lay.</p>
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<p>Draper. She pledg'd a pair of Sheets with me for 5 s. that is all I know of it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord,
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<interp inst="t17460117-25-person362" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was at my House, and said she had pawn'd a Cloak, and brought these Things to me to pawn, to get her Cloak out of pawn, that she might go out on Saturday Morning.</p>
<p>Court. (to the Prisoner.) The Evidence seems presumptious that you are the Person that stole the Goods, unless you can lay the Charge to somebody else; but you are to prove it; or bring some Persons to your Character.</p>
<p>Prisoner. On Saturday Morning I was committed to the Compter for three Weeks, and I never saw the Sheet.</p>
<p>Court. 'Tis not only that, but the rest of the Sheets you pawn'd. Now you are to account for the Possession of those that were found upon you; which you do by charging them on the other Prisoner. But you ought to have some Witnesses to prove that, or some Persons to your Character.</p>
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<p>Thomson. I live with my Mother.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170019"/>Q. What is your Mother?</p>
<p>Thomson. She goes a Nurse-keeping, and I take in Plain-work.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Thomson. As long as I can remember.</p>
<p>Q. What is she?</p>
<p>Thomson. She always worked hard for her Living. She has four Children. She worked at her Husband's Trade, who is an Upholsterer; but he is gone away, and the Children, I believe, are in the Workhouse.</p>
<p>Q. How long have they been there?</p>
<p>Thomson. About a Fortnight, I believe, ever since she has been under Consinement.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the other Prisoner, Nutcher?</p>
<p>Thomson. I never saw her before but in the Compter with
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<p>Q. Have you been often conversant with the Prisoner? Has she the Character of an honest Woman?</p>
<p>Thomson. Yes, I never heard otherwise.</p>
<p>Q. Has she no other Friends of your Acquaintance?</p>
<p>Thomson. My Mother was here, but was oblig'd to go away to a Gentlewoman that is a dying.
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<p>Morris. I was trucking of Sugars at the Keys: There were several at Work with me at Bear-Key, and one of them a Soldier; and this Man (the Prisoner) came to see the Soldier, and fetch'd a Quartern of Gin: It was almost dark when he came the second Time: My Partner saw him go into the Warehouse where the Sugar was, but he (the Prisoner) did not perceive it. My Partner said, have an Eye to the Place, there is a Man gone into the Building. As I was going down towards it, when I was come opposite to the Door, the Prisoner came out of the Warehouse; upon that I stopp'd him. I told him, I believ'd he had something there he should not have. I catch'd hold of him, and he had about 14 lb. of Sugar, the same as in the Warehouse. Some of it was thrown down, and about a Pound I found in his Pocket, of the same Sort.</p>
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<p>Morris. Before an Alderman.</p>
<p>Q. Are you satisfy'd there was no Sugar in the Cloth in the Warehouse?</p>
<p>Morris. None.</p>
<p>James - . My Lord, on the 15th of January, between four and five, the Prisoner came upon the Keys and he fetch'd a Quartern of Gin, to drink with his Acquaintance that was at work there. He return'd with the Pot and Glass out of the Yard; I believe he was gone four or five Minutes; I saw a Person go into the Warehouse, and I met the Prisoner coming out, and found 14 lb. of Sugar upon him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the Sugar upon him?</p>
<p>James - . It was in his Pockets, but he went up to the Warehouse and emptied his Pockets, but he still had a Pound in his Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure there was no loose Sugar? Were these Sugars the same, as what you were packing up? Do you apprehend there was so much taken out of the Hogshead as that?</p>
<p>Morris. Yes, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Did he see me take any or fling any down in the Warehouse?</p>
<p>Morris. There was no Sugar lying in that Place where we found the Sugar afterwards.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I never took any before.</p>
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<p>Miller. No, my Lord.
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<persName id="t17460117-28-person384"> Q.
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174601170020"/>Jarvis. They are Butt-Soles.</p>
<p>Q. When were they stole?</p>
<p>Jarvis. I cannot tell. But the Witness will give you an Account.</p>
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<persName id="t17460117-28-person386"> Anne Maria Perry
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<interp inst="t17460117-28-person386" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) What say you to the Prisoner, as to the stealing these Things? Do you know any Thing of these four Pieces of Leather.</p>
<p>Perry. The Prisoner said that she had paid for them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Perry. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long?</p>
<p>Perry. About six Weeks.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any Thing of the Goods the Man has here in Possession?</p>
<p>Perry. The other Witness will give an Account of them.</p>
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<persName id="t17460117-28-person388"> John Smith
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<interp inst="t17460117-28-person388" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460117-28-person388" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What do you know of these four Pieces of Leather?</p>
<p>Smith. I work in a Stall next the Street, and this Person (the Prisoner) came by me and stood a considerable Time; and said; Do you want any Thing I have got; I said, let me look upon them.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Smith. About five Weeks ago. I ask'd her what she would take for two Pair. She ask'd me 8 d. I gave her 7 d. I ask'd her whether she came honestly by them. She said, she did. She ask'd me if she should call again the latter End of the Week. I said she might. I never saw her 'till Thursday last; she came again, and ask'd me, do you want any more Leather. I answer'd I could not tell, it was so cold; but I carry'd one of these Soles to a Leather-Cutter's; and he told me, he was sure it was stolen; and desir'd me, when she came again, I would stop her: Accordingly, she came; but I said, go into the publick House and I will come to you. She went in and I bought a Pair of her mark'd 7 d. for a Groat: When I carry'd them to the Leather-Cutter, he bid me pay for them and he would come immediately: And when he came, he look'd upon the two Pair she had in her Hand, and ask'd her what she would have for them; 1 s. She ask'd, and he bid her 8d. With that, he just touch'd her by the Hand and said, How come you by these Goods: He insisted to know where she bought them : She said, she bought them of Mr. Jarvis's Maid on Snow-Hill.</p>
<persName id="t17460117-28-person389"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460117-28-person389" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-28-person389" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ( to Perry.) What have you to say to these Things, do they belong to your Master, did you ever sell them to the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Perry. No. She never bought nor paid me a Farthing for these Goods. What she bought of me was sixpenny, but these are ninepenny and twelvepenny.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-28-person390" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460117-28-person390" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) Now make your Defence.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please your Lordship. I bought them of the Maid, a pair at a Time and never any more.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Witnesses to prove it; What Business are you of?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I bought old Clothes and old Shoes and us'd to have them mended.</p>
<p>The Reason the Prisoner gave that she had not Witnesses was, that she heard she was to lie 'till next Sessions.
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="t17460117-29-person394"> William May
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<interp inst="t17460117-29-person394" type="given" value="William"/>
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<p>May. Please you my Lord. I was landing Tobacco of
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<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>May. On Thursday last I gave him a Caution several Times. I saw him take a Handful more out of a single Hand of Tobacco; and then I run by and laid hold of him, but he would not give it me: And I said, if he did not, I would cary him to the Landwaiter. The Landwaiter laid hold of him, and pull'd about 2 lb. of Tobacco out of his Pockets.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-29-person399" type="given" value="William"/>
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<p>Daniel. He is a very honest Man as far as I ever knew of him.</p>
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<persName id="t17460117-29-person401"> John Wilson
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<interp inst="t17460117-29-person401" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What Knowledge have you of the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Wilson. I have dealt with him these two Years and I never heard any ill of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460117-29-person402" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner these four Years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his Character?</p>
<p>Daniel. That of a very honest Man, who has behav'd well, and taken Care of his Wife and Family.
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<p>My Lord desir'd the Prisoner to take this along with him, that if he follow'd this Practice of stealing Tobacco, he should be sent to plant it.</p> </div1>
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