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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150001"/>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 THURSDAY the 15th, FRIDAY the 16th, and SATURDAY the 17th of May.</p>
<p>In the 19th Year of his MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>Right Honble Sir
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<p>NUMBER V.</p>
<p>Sold by C. NUTT, at the Royal-Exchange, and at all the Pamphlet-Shops of London and Westminster. 1746.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
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<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>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Periam Wright.</p>
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<p>Hugh Lake,</p>
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<p>Price. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say to her stealing these Things? Why do you charge her?</p>
<p>Price. She own'd them at a Neighbour's House.</p>
<p>Q. Where are the Stockings?</p>
<p>Price. They are here, Sir.</p>
<p>Court. Look at those Stockings. What are they?</p>
<p>Price. They are pink-colour'd Worsted Stockings; the Worsted the other Evidence has.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see these Stockings and Worsted in the Possession of the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Price. No, my Lord; but I had a Suspicion of her. She came in the Morning to pay my Wife a Farthing that she ow'd her: My Wife was not come down Stairs; I was below Stairs, and I suppose she took the Stockings then; the Worsted was taken the Day before; but the Evidence knows when she brought them. After I found the Handkerchiefs, I found the Stockings, at a Pawnbroker's in Marybon-Street.</p>
<p>Court. Are you sure these were the Stockings that were found at Parry's the Pawnbroker's?</p>
<p>Price. Yes, my Lord; these were at Parry's.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Business?</p>
<p>Price. A Hosier, my Lord, and Haberdasher.</p>
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<p>Parry. She lodg'd Things at our House three or four Times. She brought these Stockings to me on the 8th of March.</p>
<p>Court. You will swear these are the Stockings?</p>
<p>Parry. Yes, my Lord; I had them in my Possession from that Time to this.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lend upon these Stockings?</p>
<p>Parry. Eighteen-Pence. My Neighbour came to ask me if I had seen a Pair of Stockings; I shew'd them to him, and the Prisoner own'd it.</p>
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<p>The Prisoner had little or nothing to say for herself, but that she never did any such Thing before.</p>
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<p>Hide. I have lost some Sacking out of Brook's-Wharf.</p>
<p>Q. Is that your Sacking that you now produce?</p>
<p>Hide. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose it?</p>
<p>Hide. I think the 2d of May.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say to the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Hide. The Gentleman to whom he sold it is in Court.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know it by?</p>
<p>Hide. By the Make and Mark of it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, I don't know that ever I saw him above once before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-2-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What do you say of the Prisoner? How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Corderoy. Three Months. He brought me this Piece of Sacking, and I told him I believ'd he did not come honestly by it, and I stopt him.</p>
<p>Court. I think you did very right.</p>
<p>Q. Are you positive that is the Man that brought you that Sacking?</p>
<p>Corderoy. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-2-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner at the Bar brought this Sacking first to me; he offer'd it to my Wife, when I was at the other Witness's; I told him he could not come honestly by it, for to ask five Shillings for what, as I told him, was worth fourteen Shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Look at the Prisoner. Will you tell the Gentlemen what you have to say against him?</p>
<persName id="t17460515-2-person51"> John Hide
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<interp inst="t17460515-2-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Here is the Sacking I was robb'd of the 2d of May.</p>
<p>Q. What Quantity?</p>
<p>Hide. I don't know the Quantity. Here are nine Pieces found at London-Bridge; I believe I have lost a hundred Pieces. This Gentleman, Mr. Corderoy, stopt these.</p>
<p>Q. What Quantity did you miss?</p>
<p>Hide. I did not miss it 'till the 6th of May.</p>
<p>Q. What Quantity did you miss then?</p>
<p>Hide. I believe by the Bulk of them in the Place, for there were two thousand, I believe there are near one hundred Pieces gone.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what is become of them?</p>
<p>Hide. I don't know what is become of them at all; but as I met with these nine which I had from Mr. Corderoy.</p>
<p>Q. What you charge the Prisoner with are here.</p>
<p>Hide. Yes, there are two of them.</p>
<p>Court. You found the nine Pieces in Mr. Corderoy's Possession?</p>
<p>Hide. Yes, Sir; these are the Cloths produced in Court.</p>
<p>Court. Then these two Pieces are yours.</p>
<p>Hide. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. How many Yards are there in these two Pieces?</p>
<p>Hide. There should be twenty-four Yards in each Piece.</p>
<p>Q. What is the Value of them?</p>
<p>Hide. They are worth about fourteen Shillings a Piece, but they are valued at twelve in the Indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how you lost them?</p>
<p>Hide. I have seen them since they stood in the Warehouse, and there are little Wooden Bars, so they have put a Stick in and book'd them out as you would a Handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your Warehouse?</p>
<p>Hide. At Brook's-Wharf.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that you lost them out of the Wharf?</p>
<p>Hide. Yes, I am sure of that.</p>
<p>Court. But you don't know who took them; you don't know it of your own Knowledge?</p>
<p>Hide. No, they were made for Hammocks of Men of War I made for the Government, and they have since taken a wider Sort, and they have been useless for a Year and a half.</p>
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<p>Q. What Business do you follow?</p>
<p>Cart. I am a Sacking-Bottom Weaver's Wife.
<persName id="t17460515-2-person53"> Sarah Carlisle
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<interp inst="t17460515-2-person53" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> comes to my House before Five o'Clock; it was last Tuesday was se'nnight; she came to let me know there were two Pieces of Cloth that were come out of a West-Country Barge, and I thought it proper to let this Gentleman know of it. Carter the Prisoner offer'd them to Sale at our House.</p>
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<p>Cart. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did
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<p>Cart. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What then?</p>
<p>Cart. I consulted with this Gentleman first to stop these Pieces of Cloth, because I imagin'd they were not honestly come by. I went to Mr. Corderoy, the Constable, to consult with him what I should do in the Case.</p>
<p>Q. What then?</p>
<p>Cart. Then I went to Mrs. Carlisle's House, and found both the Prisoners there. Carter said it was his Cloth.</p>
<p>Q. When you came and found the Prisoners at the Bar, who shew'd you the Cloth?</p>
<p>Cart. That Man that stands there in Blue-grey, Carter.</p>
<p>Q. When he shew'd you the Cloth, what then?</p>
<p>Cart. Then I said, I wish you would carry it down to the Water-side. I told him, when he carried it home he should have the Money for it.</p>
<p>Cart. Then you did not ask him the Price, nor bid him any thing for it?</p>
<p>Cart. No. So he carried it down to the Waterside : I would have had him come over the Water, if I could; but he pretended that the String of his Breeches was broke, and desir'd this good Woman to bring him some Money directly. I wanted it to be carried to Mr. Corderoy's, under a Pretence of having Money for it.</p>
<p>Q. What did Carlisle say of these two Pieces? These two Pieces were at Carlisle's House?</p>
<p>Cart. They had a Fullpot of Beer there, and Carter said, bring me what Money you can.</p>
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<persName id="t17460515-2-person57"> Sarah Carlisle
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<interp inst="t17460515-2-person57" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-2-person57" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) Are you any Relation to the Prisoner Carlisle?</p>
<p>Carlisle. Yes, Sir; I am his own Wife.</p>
<p>Court. Tell us what you know of this Matter then with relation to Carter.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-2-person58"> James Carter
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<interp inst="t17460515-2-person58" type="given" value="James"/>
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<p>Q. What then? Did not Carter bid you to go and get Money for them?</p>
<p>Carlisle. Yes, my Lord; but I was stopt with the Goods.</p>
<p>Court. Then you went to Mrs. Cart's; did she or Corderoy stop you?</p>
<p>Carlisle. They both stopt me.</p>
<p>Court (to Prisoner Carter.) You hear what this Witness says; will you ask her any Question?</p>
<p>Carter. I don't know any thing about it, but I carried the Goods down for this Man to the Waterside.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-2-person60" type="given" value="Clement"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-2-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What do you know of this Matter?</p>
<p>Corderoy. My Lord, I deal in Sacking, and I am Constable too. My Lord, this Mrs. Cart and her Husband are Sack-Weavers; they work for me in weaving of Cloth; I have bought several Pieces of them at a Market Price, and have had some Suspicion that they were stolen.</p>
<p>Q. What then, Sir?</p>
<p>Corderoy. That was before I had a Suspicion that they were stolen. I had four before I had a Suspicion, and I had a Suspicion of the fifth Piece. This was on Saturday the 3d of May. On Monday Morning there was two more brought, and I desir'd them to bring the Persons to me. On the 6th of May they brought two Pieces with Mrs. Carlisle. I ask'd Mrs. Carlisle who she had them of; she said she they were the Property of a Person for whom she had the Disposal of them. I told her she must not take them away, but I must stop them and her too; so I takes her to Guildhall, and was before some of the Sitting Aklermen, and by her Directions went to Fleetditch, where they said Carter liv'd, but they said that
<persName id="t17460515-2-person61"> Elizabeth Cart
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<p>Q. Did Cart bring Carlisle's Wife to you at the Time appointed?</p>
<p>Corderoy. Yes, my Lord. Carlisle's Wife and Mrs. Cart came together. Carlisle's Wife knew nothing of me? it was done with an Intent by Mrs. Cart, to bring Carlisle to me.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain as to the Pieces?</p>
<p>Corderoy. I am positive to the Pieces, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any Thing of Carter's taking them, or how Carlisle came by them? How came you to bring Carlisle here: If your Witness speaks
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150005"/> true, even Cart says Carter was at Carlisle's House, and Carter said the Goods were his; they were Carter's Goods in Carlisle's House; Now Carlisle may be a bad Man.</p>
<p>Corderoy. They told me Carter us'd to give him part of the Money.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-2-person62"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-2-person62" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-2-person62" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Carter the Prisoner) You hear these Goods were found upon you.</p>
<p>Carter. I was coming down Fleet-Street about Seven o'Clock in the Morning, he (Carlisle) ask'd me to go home with him to eat a Bit of Victuals; while we were sitting together, says Mrs. Cart and Carlisle, will you carry these Things down to the Water-side?</p>
<p>Q. Then you did not own them to be your Goods. You hear what Cart says; that you own'd that they were your Goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-2-person63" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-2-person63" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Have you any Witnesses to disprove this, or to come to your Character.</p>
<p>[The Prisoner had little to say for himself, nor any to appear for his Character.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-3-person70" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Corrock) What have you to say against the Prisoners?</p>
<p>Corrock. Please you my Lord, on Thursday Se'nnight this
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Corrock. In
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<p>Q. Did they come to your House both?</p>
<p>Corrock. Yes. I went up Stairs but could not find any such Things in the Name. When I came down the Door was open; one was within the House, the other was just keeping the Door open; but it was not 'till the next Morning that I miss'd the Things, and I had nobody come in but a Woman of good Character; so I made Enquiry after these People, but could not find them 'till Saturday Morning. When I took them they confess'd they had pledg'd the Gown and checqu'd Shirt; when I found them on Saturday Morning about Eight o'Clock, the Woman, she roll'd and twisted the Apron about so, that she had about her Middle, that I did not see it at the first. I said this is the Apron I lost.</p>
<p>Q. What then, did you find any Thing else upon them?</p>
<p>Corrock. No, my Lord. Then I charg'd a Constable with them, and I told them, if they had a Mind to make any Confession where the Goods were, if the Justice of the Peace would acquit them, I would, could I have my Goods.</p>
<p>Q. What then, did they make any Confession?</p>
<p>Corrock. Yes, my Lord. I was along with the Constable when they made the Confession. The Husband confess'd that how they both had them in their Possession; that the Woman had pledg'd the Gown for 4 s. and confess'd where they sold one chequ'd Shirt and a chequ'd Apron. It was the Man made the Confession.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say at what Place he sold the Things?</p>
<p>Corrock. Near Wellclose-Square. in Rosemary-Lane.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to Rosemary-Lane when they had told you; or did you go to the Place where they had pledg'd the Gown?</p>
<p>Corrock. They had pledg'd the Gown in New-Street, and I went after it and had it of one Dupee, I think.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-3-person72" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-3-person72" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Will you ask this Witness any Question?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-3-person74" type="given" value="Benjamin"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-3-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What do you know of this Matter?</p>
<p>Rickelworth. My Lord, I am an Officer belonging to St. Katherine's. Mr. Corrock came to my House with the two Prisoners at the Bar, the 10th of May.</p>
<p>Q. Well, what then?</p>
<p>Rickelworth. Then I took them into Custody, and carry'd them to an Alehouse opposite to where I liv'd.</p>
<p>Court. T he Prosecutor said he had lost two Aprons, a Shirt, and a Gown.</p>
<p>Rickelworth. We sat down to drink a Pot of Beer, he (the Prosecutor) said that was one of the Aprons about the Woman's Side. She took it off and gave it me.</p>
<p>Q. Did she acknowledge that it was his?</p>
<p>Rickelworth. I can't say she did. The Prosecutor said he could swear to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-3-person75" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-3-person75" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prosecutor) How do you know that Apron?</p>
<p>Corrock. I know it because I had it in Cheque before it was made up. And my Servant made the Apron.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any particular Marks to it? For there are a great many Pieces of Cheque alike.</p>
<p>Corrock. And I charg'd them with the other
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<interp inst="t17460515-3-person76" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-3-person76" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Constable) What did the Woman say when you charg'd her with the Apron?</p>
<p>Rickelworth. I can't tell what she said, but it was but little. She said I might take it if it was his; I was welcome to it.</p>
<p>Q. What were the other Things he said he bought in Rosemary-Lane?</p>
<p>Rickelworth. The Gown and Shirt were pawn'd in another Place.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-3-person77" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord, I was going home to Rosemary-Lane, and bought these Things at the End of the Minories; a Gown, two Aprons and a Shirt.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give them them to your Wife?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Body here to prove that, or to your Character?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have Friends, but I had not Money to send for them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-3-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and Mary his Wife were a second Time indicted for stealing four Woollen Bed-Curtains value 6 s. one Blanket value 5 s. and one Brass Frying-Pan, &c. The Goods of
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<p>Court. (to Stephens) Look at the Prisoners, what do you charge them with?</p>
<p>Stephens. I charge them with robbing me of my Things in my Room.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Stephens. In Whitechappel-Road. I let these for 2 s. a Week.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you let the Lodgings to?</p>
<p>Stephens. To the Man. He gave me 6 d. Earnest.</p>
<p>Court. Then the Woman was not with him when you let it.</p>
<p>Q. What did you let with it? What Furniture was there in it?</p>
<p>Stephens. Please you my Lord, there was Bed and Bedding, and Table, and Chairs, and Grate, &c. I let these Things with it.</p>
<p>Court. Tell us what Things there were in the Room.</p>
<p>Stephens. Please you my Lord there was a Bed in the Room, a Chest, a Fire-shovel, Poker, Pillows, Blankets, &c. I lost a Blanket, please you my Lord, and a Pair of Sheets, and a Woollen Rug, a Frying-Pan, and a Saucepan, a Candlestick, a Napkin and Pillowbeers. I lost these Things out of the Lodgings whilst the Prisoner Donnington lodg'd there.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this ago?</p>
<p>Stephens. Five Weeks ago last Monday.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss the Goods?</p>
<p>Stephens. I did not miss them 'till last Saturday Morning.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you say the Prisoner had them?</p>
<p>Stephens. I was going out of the Door last Saturday Morning about Six o'Clock. My Business is a Fish-Meeter at Billingsgate. So they took an Opportunity to carry these Things out when my Wife was a-Bed and a Sleep. I saw them carrying a Bundle. So I overtook them? I said, what are you going away? No, said he, I am coming back to pay you at Night. I steps home again and takes a Ladder and goes in at the Window, and there I miss'd the Goods. I went after them down to St. Katherine's, and there I found they were in the Custody of Rickelworth. The Prisoner carried the Rug out that Morning</p>
<p>Q. Have you got the Rug here?</p>
<p>Stephens. No.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not bring it?</p>
<p>Stephens. I did not know I should?</p>
<p>Q. What other Things did he own that he took?</p>
<p>Stephens. I got a Search Warrant and search'd the House of Mr. Smith and Mr. Corrock; also a Napkin and Saucepan I found at Mr. Corrock's.</p>
<p>Q. And where did you find the Curtains?</p>
<p>Stephens. At Mr. Smith's in St. Katherine's-Lane. He had sold the Blanket and Sheet at Mr. Jones's. in Black-Horse-Yard. I went with a Search Warrant to this Broker's, and they had sold them. My Lord I want to know how I may get these Things again, for there are four or five of these Brokers join together to make a publick Sale every Month.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-4-victim90" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . What have you to say against the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Morris. I am positive, Gentlemen, he was the Man that robb'd me the 24th of January.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Day or Night?</p>
<p>Morris. As near as I can guess, the 24th of January, a Quarter before Eight o'Clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was you alone?</p>
<p>Morris. No, Sir; there were two with me, my Husband and another.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Husband? Where do you live?</p>
<p>Morris. In Tottenham Court Road.</p>
<p>Q. What is the Name of the other Person that was with you?</p>
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<p>Q. What does he follow?</p>
<p>Morris. He follows no Business at all, but lives upon what he has.</p>
<p>Court. Now tell what was done to you.</p>
<p>Morris. He (the Prisoner) took my Cloak from me.</p>
<p>Q. Was he by himself?</p>
<p>Morris. No, my Lord, there were two more Men with him.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know this was the Man?</p>
<p>Morris. This was the Man that clapp'd the Pistol to my Husband's Breast, and I am sure this Man (the Prisoner) laid Hold of my Cloak.</p>
<p>Q. What is become of your Cloak?</p>
<p>Morris. I never had it.</p>
<p>Q. This Man (the Prisoner) laid hold of me, and said he would blow my Brains out, because I made a Noise, when my Husband throw'd me over the Bank to make my Escape; the Moon shone in the Prisoner's Face at the Time he robb'd us; he was in Soldier's Cloaths, and his Coat was turn'd the wrong Side outwards.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any Thing of the other?</p>
<p>Morris. My Lord, if I was to see them I can't say I know them, because they run swiftly before me.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, please to ask her whether I had a plain Hat or a laced Hat.</p>
<p>Morris. I can't directly say, but I think a plain Hat.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. Madam, you say this Robbery was about the 24th of January, and it was Moon-light, pray how many Persons were in Company?</p>
<p>Morris. My Husband and this Gentleman.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be so particular to know this Person more than the other two.</p>
<p>Morris. The others run swiftly by us, this Man stopt us.</p>
<p>Q. Pray had he a Wig on, or his own Hair?</p>
<p>Morris. His own Hair, he had a Soldier's Coat turn'd blue.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was blue?</p>
<p>Morris. Yes.</p>
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<p>Morris. We were coming from the Halfway House, the Place call'd Mother Red Cap's, the Friday Night the 24th of January last; when we were coming over the Fields, I was talking that in all my Life I was never attack'd; to this
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<interp inst="t17460515-4-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and knock'd him down with a Bayonet. I saw the Bayonet in the other Man's Hand. The Prisoner he took my Watch, and I am sure to 7 s. but to the best of my Remembrance he had Eight between the Post; he took my Money.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do more to your Wife?</p>
<p>Morris. He did no more to my Wife. When I came up to Tottenham Court, I found my Wife almost frighten'd to Death upon a Heap of Stones.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you live before?</p>
<p>Morris. In Earl-Street; there I paid Twenty Guineas a Year to one
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<p>Morris. I am a Baker by Trade, and I follow it now.</p>
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<p>Q. What Inn did you keep there?</p>
<p>Ashborn. The Red Lyon.</p>
<p>Court. We understand Morris is some Relation to you.</p>
<p>Ashborn. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Court. Now give an Account of what you know of this Affair.</p>
<p>Ashborn. We had been at Mother Red Cap's to eat a fat Pig there, and this happen'd on coming back.</p>
<p>Q. How many in Company were there of you?</p>
<p>Ashborn. There were three of us, and there were three Men that we met.</p>
<p>Court. Give an Account of what passed.</p>
<p>Ashborn. One of the Men held a Pistol at
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<p>Q. What became of the Woman?</p>
<p>Ashborn. She run away up to Tottenham Court, and swooned away upon a Heap of Stones, with that the Soldiers rise up at Tottenham Court to take these Men.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know who apprehended him?</p>
<p>Ashborn. It was he that carries the Prisoners backwards and forwards.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Now is your Time to make your Defence.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, I never wrong'd any Body in the World.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-4-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Do you know the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Williams. I knew him my Lord in Flanders.</p>
<p>Q. How has he behav'd?</p>
<p>Williams. He has behav'd very well while he was abroad; he throwed off his Pay the 17th or 18th of February.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-4-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Do you know the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Bradford. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Bradford. I have known him ever since he came from Ghent; he behaved very well abroad; I know little more about him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-4-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know nothing of the Prisoner, my Lord; but since he came to us from Flanders I have known him to do his Duty very well as a
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<p>Q. What Trade is he?</p>
<p>Huson. A Breeches-maker by Trade.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-4-person109" type="given" value="Jonathan"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-4-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) How long have you known the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Williams. About 22 Years.</p>
<p>Q. What Trade are you?</p>
<p>Williams. A Glover by Trade; I have nothing to say; he carried nothing away from me; I never heard a bad Character of him.</p>
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<p>Hall. I have known him 10 or 11 Years; he has work'd with me backwards and forwards; he always worked like other Men, and behaved very well.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since you have employ'd him?</p>
<p>Hall. Not since he came from Flanders.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-4-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What do you say about the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Bedwin. I have always known him to be a Man of a good Character; I have known him five or six Years, my Lord; he rented a House of me three or four Years ago, and his Father and Mother and all lived together, and I never heard an ill Character of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-4-person113" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-4-person113" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to John Brown) What is your Business?</p>
<p>Brown. I am a Carpenter; I have known the Prisoner for seven Years; I never heard the Man was guilty of Swearing, or the like; I have one Thing to ask, that is, what Day the Robbery was committed; for upon the 16th of April I can prove he was three or four Hours at my House, and brought home these Breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Brown. At Cow Cross; the Prosecutor is a Man of a very bad Character, my Wife has known him for 14 Years.</p>
<p>Reply. It's bad if your Wife knows him better than you.</p>
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<p>Thomas. When he worked for me he behaved very well; but since he has been in the King's Service, I have not known him.</p>
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<p>Parran. The Prisoner (Watson) I know; this Soldier was along with me lighting of me.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say to the Fact the
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<p>Parran. I was robbed between Eight and Nine, as I was going home from Golden Lane to Tottenham Court, where I lodged.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you lodge?</p>
<p>Parran. I lodged at one Fuller's at the King's Head.</p>
<p>Q. What Time was that?</p>
<p>Parran. It was about Nine o'Clock at Night.</p>
<p>Q. Was it dark?</p>
<p>Parran. Yes, dark Night.</p>
<p>Q. Was any Body with you?</p>
<p>Parran. Yes, this Soldier.</p>
<p>Q. What is his Name?</p>
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<p>Q. What did he light you with?</p>
<p>Parran. With a Link, Sir. I went from Golden Lane to Clerkenwell; there I stopt at a Grocer's to buy some Sugar, and bought a Link in Mutton Lane to light me; I gave the Soldier a Dram at a Publick House; when we came into
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<p>Q. How were they dress'd?</p>
<p>Parran. I could not so perfectly see their Dress; but I believe Watson was in a blue Coat, to the best of my Knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. What was the other in?</p>
<p>Parran. The other was muffled, with a brown Coat about his Chin; but I can't be so positive.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be more positive to Watson than Taylor?</p>
<p>Parran. Because Watson was the Man that took the Things out of my Pocket. I had not got thirty Yards in the Field but Watson said first, D - n your Eyes, Soldier, put out the Light, or we will blow your Brains out.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think the Prisoner, Watson, said these Words?</p>
<p>Parran. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you pitch upon him?</p>
<p>Parran. My Lord, he riffled me. There were three of them; one came on one Side, and the other on the other Side, and the Third held the Pistol to my Head.</p>
<p>Q. Who held the Pistol?</p>
<p>Parran. I take that to be Taylor.</p>
<p>Q. Now what was done after this?</p>
<p>Parran. My Lord, they took from me 20 and upwards: The Man that stood at a Distance d - nd them for being so long. Watson took 20 s. in Silver, or better.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it?</p>
<p>Parran. In my Breeches Pocket.</p>
<p>Court. In no Purse?</p>
<p>Parran. No, my Lord, loose in my Pocket: Also the Shoe-Buckles out of my Shoes, the Knee-Buckles out of my Knees, my Hat off my Head, a Tobacco-Stopper tipp'd with Silver, a Tobacco-Box, a Memorandum-Book, and all my Papers.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell in particular what Watson took?</p>
<p>Parran. I believe he took the biggest Part of the Things. He tore the Lining of my Pocket out; he took the Hat off my Head, and put on an old one.</p>
<p>Q. What Business are you?</p>
<p>Parran. I am aboard a Man of War; I am Steward.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing further?</p>
<p>Parran. When I desir'd him not to take my Pocket-Book, he said, D - n your Eyes, I'll blow your Brains out.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. Mr. Parran, How came you so particularly to distinguish Watson from the other Soldier? How can you pretend to say that he was the Person that spoke those Words, for you never saw him before?</p>
<p>Parran. I saw him, I think, the Monday afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see him?</p>
<p>Parran. I saw him at Clerkenwell-Bridewell; I went there accidentally, and they stopp'd him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think you should know the third Person?</p>
<p>Parran. I can't say particularly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-5-person125" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (by the Prisoner to the Prosecutor) Parran, What had you on?</p>
<p>Parran. I believe a plain Hat; I believe you put your own upon me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-5-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Do you know Watson or Taylor?</p>
<p>Shepard. I can't say I did; I take him by his Voice.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the lighting the Gentleman over the Fields?</p>
<p>Shepard. Yes.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150010"/>Q. Was there an Attack made?</p>
<p>Shepard. Yes; but what he lost I can't tell: I can't say any thing but his Voice: He said, D - n your Eyes; and I think 'twas Watson. When the Gentleman beg'd the Favour to have his Pocket-Book and Papers, then he swore, D - a your Eyes.</p>
<p>Court. (to the Prisoner) What have you to say in general?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I told Mr. Broom that I had a Pair of Breeches that I thought would do very well for him, if he would buy them; they indeed were too big for him, and I told him I could make them fit. I carried the Breeches to my Brother, and did them there; and I carried them to Mr. Broom's, and went back again, and stay'd 'till Ten o'Clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-5-person128" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-5-person128" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Taylor the Prisoner.) Taylor, What is your Defence?</p>
<p>Taylor. I went to my Brother's House, and got a Steak, and it was near Four o'Clock before I went to bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-5-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to the Prosecutor's House, or that which he said was his Habitation, after they were committed to Bridewell; when I came there, he never laid there but one Night, and they could not tell the Place of his Habitation.</p>
<p>Court. You are Brother to the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Watson. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. You said before it was Thursday in Easter Week, the 16th of April.</p>
<p>Watson. I said no such Thing, my Lord. On Thursday, at Two o'Clock, in Easter Week (I live in Chiswell-Street) he came over to me, and said, Brother, I have got a Chap for this Pair of Breeches we made last Week; he is to give thirteen S hillings. They did not exactly fit, but I said, I can alter that. I said, go to the Clogster's, and buy the Buttons. Now he had got a Pair of Breeches, belonging to Mr. Broom's Boy, before; and he said to me, Brother, if you will go along with me, we shall have something to drink, &c. I said, Brother, I cannot go, I am to attend upon such a one, &c. I went to my Brother in Bridewell, and seeing his Irons I was sorry. I was half happy, as I am almost now. I said, Don't fear any thing, Brother, and left him. I then went to my Aunt to tell her the Story, and she cry'd sadly.</p>
<p>The Prisoner's Brother,
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<interp inst="t17460515-5-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , had threaten'd the Witness highly to be the Death of him, &c. and he behav'd with so much Insolence in Court, that his Lordship said he would commit him.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-5-person131"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-5-person131" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<persName id="t17460515-5-person132"> Rebecca Willis
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<interp inst="t17460515-5-person132" type="given" value="Rebecca"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-5-person132" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) Do you know any thing of the Prisoner, Taylor; what is his Character?</p>
<p>Willis. I never heard any thing to the contrary of his having a very honest Character; he would not wrong a Wrm. He came to my House and desir'd something for supper. He went to Market, and bought some Steaks; and I never saw him out of the House that Night.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-5-person133"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-5-person133" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<persName id="t17460515-5-person134"> Robert Willis
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<interp inst="t17460515-5-person134" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-5-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What do you know of Taylor?</p>
<p>Willis. I was with him when he eat his Beef Steaks at Mrs. Willis's: I was with him from Seven to Ten.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17460515-6-off30 t17460515-6-victim138"/> </persName> , did wilfully, and with Malice and Forethought, with his Right Hand, strike and stab, in the Left Breast, the said Thomas Blackwell, and gave him one mortal Wound, the Breadth of Half an Inch; and did feloniously kill and murder, &c. </rs> </p>
<persName id="t17460515-6-person139"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What do you know of the Death of
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<p>Dew. When I came into
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<p>Q. What Part of the Town is that?</p>
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<p>Q. What Time was that?</p>
<p>Dew. It was on the Rejoicing Night for the Victory.</p>
<p>Q. What Business are you?</p>
<p>Dew. A Cooper.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Night was it?</p>
<p>Dew. About Dusk.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Dew. I know him by Sight; but before this Fact was done I did not know him. There were some Fellows making Game at the Prisoner as he was going home: Presently after I saw the Instrument that kill'd the Deceas'd; it seem'd to be Three-square, like a Bayonet.</p>
<p>Q. Had it any Handle to it, any thing to take hold of?</p>
<p>Dew. I cannot tell. There were some Men making Game of the Prisoner near his own Door; and he went in, and came out again with this Instrument in his Hand; and upon the Prisoner's coming up, the Deceas'd clos'd in with him. Upon seeing this, one Mr. Holland went to part them; and as he made his Endeavour, the Smith, the Prisoner, and the Deceas'd, reel'd back a little Way, and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150011"/> the Deceas'd dropp'd down, and never spoke a Word, but died immediately; and Roberts went in at the Door, and shut it after him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you first see Roberts and the Man that is dead ? What was the Deceas'd?</p>
<p>Dew. A
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<p>Q. What was the Brewer's Servant doing?</p>
<p>Dew. He was talking to Roberts; but I did not mind what it was.</p>
<p>Q. How far was it from Roberts's House?</p>
<p>Dew. It was the next Door.</p>
<p>Q. Upon the Mens talking to Roberts, what did he say?</p>
<p>Dew. I can't tell the Words.</p>
<p>Q. How far was you gone from them?</p>
<p>Dew. About two or three Yards.</p>
<p>Q. How long was Roberts gone into the House to fetch this Instrument?</p>
<p>Dew. A very little while.</p>
<p>Q. Had he the Instrument before he went into his House?</p>
<p>Dew. No.</p>
<p>Q. You said something of their making Game at him; What did they make Game at him for?</p>
<p>Dew. They seem'd to shame him for going into the House, and would not stay to scold at them, I suppose.</p>
<p>Q. Now tell us in what way he came out.</p>
<p>Dew. He came out in a great Passion.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any Wound?</p>
<p>Dew. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of Wound was it?</p>
<p>Dew. But a little Wound; it was under his Ribs, or thereabouts.</p>
<p>Q. How long were they clos'd in before they parted them?</p>
<p>Dew. A very little while.</p>
<p>Questions to Dew by the Council for the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a Mob at the Door a little before the Murder was done?</p>
<p>Dew. There was some People about there.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Soldier there with his Piece; was the Soldier there at the Time when the Mischief was done?</p>
<p>Dew. The Soldier was thereabouts.</p>
<p>Q. Was not this the Night there was the Rejoicing for the Victory of Culloden ?</p>
<p>Dew. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear no Conversation from the Prisoner and the other about breaking of Windows?</p>
<p>Dew. The People were talking of it afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Can you be positive that the Prisoner was not within-side of his Groundsel when they had the Scuffle ?</p>
<p>Dew. He was not.</p>
<p>Q. When they were in the Scuffle and clos'd how far were they from the House?</p>
<p>Dew. About the Middle of the Street.</p>
<p>Council. You said somebody endeavour'd to part them, and they stagger'd toward the House, and just before the Door the Man fell down dead.</p>
<p>Dew. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Pray did not the Deceas'd insist upon it that he was Man enough for the Prisoner, and he would fight him ?</p>
<p>Dew. I did not hear that.</p>
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<persName id="t17460515-6-person143"> William Harris
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person143" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What have you to say about this Matter?</p>
<p>Harris. As my Wife and I were walking thro' Whitecross-Street into Playhouse-Street, and coming into Golden-Lane, I heard Mr. Roberts and the Deceas'd have many Words: The Deceas'd said he would lay Half a Crown with him; Mr. Roberts said, then he must pawn his Shirt for Half a Crown.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the Thing this was done with?</p>
<p>Harris. That could not be found.</p>
<p>Court. You say they clos'd in.</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, my Lord, and I saw something glitter.</p>
<p>Q. Well, what follow'd?</p>
<p>Harris. With that Mr. Holland ran to part them, and laid hold of the Deceas'd; with that Mr. Roberts, the Prisoner, ran into his House, and the Deceas'd dropp'd down and never sigh'd nor groan'd.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Soldier there?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any Talk of putting out Lights because of the Rejoicing?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-6-person144"> Q.
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<persName id="t17460515-6-person145"> Elizabeth Carlisle
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person145" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person145" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Carlisle. Yes; I have known him about three Quarters of a Year.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of this Affair?</p>
<p>Carlisle. As I was going home I heard the Deceas'd and the Prisoner have Words.</p>
<p>Q. What was the Quarrel about?</p>
<p>Carlisle. I heard the Deceas'd say he would fight him for Half a Crown, if he would lay down his Arms.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Roberts with any Arms?</p>
<p>Carlisle. No, my Lord; after that Mr. Roberts said, he lay Half a Crown! he had not Half a a Crown, nor a Shirt to his A - e; after that Mr. Roberts turn'd himself to go home, and the Deceas'd
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150012"/> said he would fight him for Half a Crown, if he would lay down his Arms: Then, when Mr. Roberts was going to his own Door, the Men set up a laugh; with that Mr. Roberts stepp'd into his House, and presently came out again, and he clos'd with the Deceas'd, and gave him two Blows on his Side, and then gave him the Wound.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that he gave him the Wound?</p>
<p>Carlisle. He had something of a bright Weapon in his Hand. I did not know what. Mr. Holland took hold of the Deceas'd, and parted them; and he never spoke another Word.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Night was that?</p>
<p>Carlisle. I believe, between 10 and 11 o'Clock.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-6-person146"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person146" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<persName id="t17460515-6-person147"> James Seal
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person147" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What are you?</p>
<p>Seal A Brewer's Servant.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of this Matter?</p>
<p>Seal. Please you, my Lord, as I was going from my Work the Night the Rejoicing was, there was a Bonfire made at the Upper-end of Golden-Lane. I went to the Bonfire, and as I stood by the deceas'd Man, this Roberts and he had some Words.</p>
<p>Q. Was you there at the Beginning of the Quarrel?</p>
<p>Seal. My Lord, I was not at the Beginning. The deceas'd Man was by the Fire, and there was some Windows that had not Lights put up; and they were talking round the Fire side of breaking Windows; with that Roberts came to the Fire-side, and he and the Deceas'd had some Words.</p>
<p>Q. What were the Words?</p>
<p>Seal. I can't tell. With that Roberts goes back to his own House, and a little after he came again, and several more Words passing, they went towards Roberts's Door. With a great many Words the Deceas'd challeng'd to fight Roberts for Half a Crown: With that Roberts takes up the Flap of his Coat, and said all the Cloaths that he had upon his Back were not worth Half a Crown. Said the Deceas'd, if they are not worth Half a Crown, I have Half a Crown in my Pocket, for which I will fight you: With that, when Roberts came out again, he ran at the Deceas'd, and they collar'd one another, and scuffled 'till they had got just at the Threshold of Roberts's Door: I saw Roberts make an Offer of striking, but did not see any Weapon, or any Blow struck. That was all that I saw of it, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Man dead?</p>
<p>Seal. Yes, I saw the Man dead.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Night was it?</p>
<p>Seal. I believe it was about half an Hour after Ten.</p>
<p>Court. You saw no Weapon?</p>
<p>Seal. No Weapon at all, please you, my Lord.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-6-person148"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person148" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person148" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) Will you ask this Witness any Questions.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Sir, I don't know any thing of the Man ?</p>
<p>Q. Did you see that Soldier there?</p>
<p>Seal. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had he his Piece?</p>
<p>Seal. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-6-person149"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person149" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<persName id="t17460515-6-person150"> William Scarborough
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person150" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person150" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What have you to say about this Matter?</p>
<p>Scarborough. I saw Mr. Roberts come to the Deceas'd, and said he would shoot him as dead as one of the Rebels.</p>
<p>Q. What did they quarrel about?</p>
<p>Scarborough. My Lord, I can't say I ever heard this Fellow, the Deceas'd, speak a Word to him: I saw Roberts go back to his own House, and said d - n Duke William and all the Family; must I have my Windows shut up?</p>
<p>Court. Well then he was complaining that his Windows were shut up, and he was angry?</p>
<p>Scarborough. I can't say what he was angry at, except it was shooting at the Bonfire; though this Fellow, the Deceas'd, never shot nor ever gave any Provocation, as I heard; I saw them close in, and Roberts had a Weapon in his Hand; but what it was I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. Was you there at the Beginning of the Fire? Was not there some Guns fired at some People's Windows? and were no Windows broke that Night?</p>
<p>Scarborough. I can't say that they were.</p>
<p>Q. Pray why should he address himself so particularly to the Prisoner? Did not you hear that it was by reason of a Lodger in his House that the Prisoner could not light Candles?</p>
<p>Scarborough. I know nothing of that.</p>
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<p>Holland. Sir, As I was coming from the
<persName id="t17460515-6-person153"> George Alehouse
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in Old-Street, and passing by the Bonfire in Golden-Lane, many Words pass'd between the Deceas'd and Mr. Roberts: The Deceas'd follow'd him to his Door; Roberts steps in and comes out again, and they were engag'd with one another; Roberts's Wife was pulling him by the Skirt: I stepp'd in and said don't fight; I caught hold of the Deceas'd and he fell down.</p>
<p>Q. Why, he appear'd very strong in his scuffling with the other, did he not?</p>
<p>Holland. He appear'd very strong, and said, let
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150013"/> me alone, I shall manage him; or some such Thing.</p>
<p>Q. Then you apprehend he receiv'd the Mischief then, do you?</p>
<p>Holland. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. What Wound was it?</p>
<p>Holland. It was a Wound under the Rib.</p>
<p>Q. How big was it?</p>
<p>Holland. A little Hole, that you might put a Straw into it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Body open'd?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Who call'd you to assist?</p>
<p>Holland. Roberts's Wife, that they might not fight.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-6-person154"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person154" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person155" type="surname" value="Hawes"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person155" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What do you know of this Matter ?</p>
<p>Hawes. My Wife and I, and a young Man, a Cooper, went out into the City, and as we return'd back, about a Quarter after Ten, we came to the Bonfire; I saw the Deceas'd, and several more, follow Mr. Roberts hollowing and hooting; when Roberts had got upon the Stone of his Door, says the Deceas'd, stand away, I warrant you I am Man enough for him; with that they clos'd, they might be the Space of half a Minute: Mr. Holland caught hold of the Deceas'd that they might not fight; as soon as Mr. Holland had laid hold of the Deceas'd a Woman takes hold of Roberts and gets him into his House; with that they said immediately the Man is kill'd; I said kill'd the D - I, for I did not see a Blow struck. I saw another Man with a Gun; he said he would fire at them I went over and saw the dead Man lie against the Prisoner's Window.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . At the Goat Alehouse the poor Fellow, the Deceas'd, was singing a merry Song; Mr. Robert, the Prisoner, came in and call'd for a pennyworth of Beer, and a Gentleman subpoenied by Mr. Roberts, who is now in Court, was there; there were no cross Words pass'd at that Time, the Liquor was brought in and we drank the Duke's Health; Mr. Roberts said they magnify'd their Loss and lessen'd our own: I ask'd him to drink the Duke's Health, and he said no; then I said you are a Rebel. A little after that a Woman came in and said to me, Mr. Skinner, Roberts has kill'd Blackwell; I went and saw the Man dead; they had put on a Patch over it; when I saw the Hole it look'd black, but not so big as my Finger. Please you, my Lord, that Man, Roberts, said he would do for me. That Night I broke open his House, but he was gone; the next Morning I took him myself, at the King's Arms opposite Chiswell-Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person157" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person157" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) Would you ask this Witness any thing ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Skinner, did I refuse to go with you? because you said you took me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person158" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Are you a Surgeon?</p>
<p>James. Yes, Sir, I have about two Months to serve of my Time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the dead Body?</p>
<p>James. Yes, Sir, when I came there was a Puncture in the Breast, about two Fingers below the Nipple.</p>
<p>Q. Which Breast?</p>
<p>James. The Left Breast, an Inch below the Nipple, or thereabouts.</p>
<p>Q. How deep?</p>
<p>James. I believe about four or five Inches deep, quite pierc'd through the Heart, and was immediate Death.</p>
<p>Q. How wide was it?</p>
<p>James. I believe about half an Inch.</p>
<p>Q. What do you suppose it to be done with?</p>
<p>James. It seems to be a Triangle.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person160" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person160" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) What do you say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I depend upon God's Mercy and the Justice of this honourable Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person161" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person162" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Did you see the Prisoner and the other Man that Night the Rejoycing was for the Victory?</p>
<p>Haws. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Beginning of the Quarrel?</p>
<p>Haws. I was at the Bonfire, and there were some Soldiers looking all about it for Stones to put in their Guns, at which Time the Deceas'd call'd one of them by his Name, and said he wonder'd he had so much Patience with Mr. Roberts.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-6-person163"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person163" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person164" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Cooper. Yes, I have known him for seven or eight Years past, and I never saw him malicious or any thing of that Kind, but willing to do a good Action.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-6-person165"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person166" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>King. Yes, I think he is a good temper'd Man.</p>
<p>Q. Then you know nothing extraordinary of him, one way or another ?</p>
<p>King. No, my Lord, we work'd in one Shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person167" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Nicks. I am Headborough to St. Luke's Parish; I went along with him and we broke the Prisoner's
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<p>Court. And he was to be commended for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-6-person169" type="given" value="Oliver"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) How long have you known the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Banks. I have known him for a considerable Time, and have paid him ten Pounds at a Time for Work; he alter'd me three Guns and a Pistol before these Wars: I maintain two Soldiers myself; and he said to me, I have a Blunderbuss, and if it was charg'd I would shoot the Pretender through the Head.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-6-person170"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person170" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-6-person170" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to - Dukeson.) Was you by at this Quarrel?</p>
<p>Dukeson. I was going to Old-Street; I pass'd by the Fire and saw two Men quarrelling; the Deceas'd said to this Man, you are a Rebel, a Villain and a Roman; he desir'd that he would let him alone; but the Deceas'd said that he would fight him for Half a Crown, and that he could knock his Head off; when the Prisoner got to his own Door the Deceas'd struck him two or three Times, and the Mob drawing near he said to them, let me alone, I am Man enough for him; but the Prisoner was taken into his own House by the Mob, or went in himself, I can't say which.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Prisoner's Door shut?</p>
<p>Dukeson. It was open, to the best of my Knowledge.</p>
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<p>Brown. I was in the Company of Mr. Skinner and Mr. Roberts about half an Hour before this Affair happen'd, and the Deceas'd and the Prisoner did not change a Word: I have known the Prisoner for some Time, and never heard any Harm of him before this Affair happen'd.</p>
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<p>Q. When was she your Apprentice?</p>
<p>Lucas. She is my Apprentice yet.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Business?</p>
<p>Lucas. Winding of Silk.</p>
<p>Q. What do you charge her with?</p>
<p>Lucas. With robbing me when I was in Bed and asleep.</p>
<p>Q. Did she come to your Bed-side?</p>
<p>Lucas. Yes, she came by my Bed-side.</p>
<p>Q. What Silk was it that you lost?</p>
<p>Luca s. Soft Silk.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you say an Ounce?</p>
<p>Lucas. An Ounce my Master charg'd me with.</p>
<p>Court. So your Master charges you with an Ounce of Silk, and you charge it upon the Girl.</p>
<p>Lucas. She confess'd it.</p>
<p>Q. Is it an easy Matter to miss such a little Quantity as an Ounce of Silk? When did they charge you with it?</p>
<p>Lucas. They charged me with it the Saturday following.</p>
<p>Court. Then we suppose you want to get rid of your Apprentice, so you take this Way.</p>
<p>Lucas. No, I don't desire to get rid of her, if she will be good.</p>
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<p>Q. How came she to own it to you?</p>
<p>Dangy. She own'd to me, as well as to her Mistress, that she took it out of the Box.</p>
<p>Court. You did not see her take it, nor have it in her Custody.</p>
<p>Dangy. She said she sold it in Whitechapel.</p>
<p>Court. I suppose you threaten'd her, or something of that.</p>
<p>Lucas. No, I did not threaten her; I gave her good Words.</p>
<p>Q. Whose Silk was it that you took to wind?</p>
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<p>Taylor. Please you, my Lord, I went to Bed, and this young Woman I thought was going to Bed, too. She was with me four Days and no more.</p>
<p>Q. After that, what happen'd?</p>
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<p>Q. What did you miss?</p>
<p>Taylor. I miss'd four Napkins, Shift-Sleeves, a Gold Ring, one Silver Salt, taken out of the Children's Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to find her out?</p>
<p>Taylor. Please you, my Lord, she was taken in Whitechapel.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you charge her?</p>
<p>Taylor. Please you, my Lord, there was one Mrs. Ashly who came to see me on Easter-Monday; she took her with a Hat upon her Head, which she own'd was mine; with that she sent for me; and when I came, the Prisoner confess'd that she was in Liquor when she did it, or she should not have done it; which I believe. She said, she sat down at the End of Field-Alley to sleep, and the Ring was taken out of her Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any of the Things that you are sure are your's ?</p>
<p>Taylor. Yes, here's the Hat; as for the Gold Ring, she says that she has lost it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any Thing of the Napkins again?</p>
<p>Taylor. Only one old one that the Gown was wrapt up in.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-8-person189" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-8-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What have you say to this Matter?</p>
<p>Salter. I had this Hat and Handkerchief from the Prisoner as she was before the Justice.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-8-person190"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-8-person190" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<interp inst="t17460515-8-person191" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
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<p>Birch. A Pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Q. What have you got there?</p>
<p>Birch. I have got a striped Cotton Gown.</p>
<p>[It was produced in Court.]</p>
<p>Court. Shew it to Mrs. Taylor.</p>
<p>Q. Is that your Gown?</p>
<p>Taylor. Yes.</p>
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<p>Birch. She brought the Gown, and wanted six Shillings; I hid her five: She said, she wanted six Shillings; I offer'd her five.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, she lent it me.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by the Napkins and Gown ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord, I was going down to see my Cousin on board a Ship, and she lent me the Gown.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Burton. My Wife told me the Hedge was robb'd. The Things were lost from Finchley-Common; they were hung out upon the Hedge. I pursu'd him and took them from him.</p>
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<p>Q. How long did she live with you?</p>
<p>Barrs. Only a Week, my Lord: She came again the next Morning after she went away; I did not immediately charge her 'till I had got somebody in the House.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I did not take them willfully.</p>
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<p>Burgess. I was sent for by Mrs. Barrs; I am Beadle; she said there was a Difference between a Maid Servant and her over Night, and that in the mean time she miss'd a Pair of Diamond Ear-Rings; but she would not charge her 'till she had made a diligent Search for them. I said to the Maid, if you know any thing of them tell your Mistress, to put her out of her Fears; but there was a Gentleman in the House, one Mr. Russel, who insisted to know were she lodg'd that Night; so she said she was to pay Three-pence and sit up all Night: Her Mistress ask'd her how she came by that Three-pence, as she had no Money when she went away; she then said she had pawn'd her
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150016"/> checqu'd Apron for 18 d. at such a Pawmbroker's; then we went to enquire where she said she had been over Night; and by what I heard of her Character I thought it was sufficient to go back again and make an Enquiry: At first she stifly deny'd it, but afterwards came to a Confession; she confess'd she had them, and deliver'd them to me, and I deliver'd them to Sir
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<p>Court. Sir Thomas, give an Account of this Affair.</p>
<p>De Veil. My Lord, the Prisoner at the Bar was brought by this Witness before me, and deliver'd these Ear-Rings.</p>
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<p>Barrs. Yes, my Lord, they are my Daughter's,
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<interp inst="t17460515-10-person213" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
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<p>Thompson. She was with me at work; but had I heard so much of her before as since, she should not have been employ'd by me.</p>
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<p>Parr. She is the Person, please you, my Lord, that did actually take the Silver Spoon from one
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Parr. I am Mr. Laban's Servant, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it found?</p>
<p>Parr. In St. Anne's, Blackfryars.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the Spoon again?</p>
<p>Parr. Yes, my Lord, I have the Fellow to it.</p>
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<p>Harrison. She brought it to me to pledge; I am Servant to Mr. Grainger; I am positive to her, my Lord; I was the Person that took her and carried her before my Lord Mayor.</p>
<p>Q. How did you find her out?</p>
<p>Harrison. By the Woman that came after her.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I carry'd it there to pledge; my Lord, I found the Spoon, and I carry'd it there to pledge on Saturday Night; he told me he would have me to advertise it; I went to see whether he had advertis'd it, but he had not, but stopp'd me; I lodg'd in Blackfryars; I had been to see after a Place at St. Dunstan's Church and was to go to it on Monday; I was hir'd by the Mistress.</p>
<p>Q. What don't you know her Name?</p>
<p>Prisoner. They live up a Court, they are Hatters by St. Dunstan's Church; her Name is Littleton, please you my Lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-12-person229" type="given" value="Richard"/>
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<interp inst="t17460515-12-person230" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-12-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>Jackson. Please you, my Lord, there was a Box broke open at the Sign of the
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<p>Q. When was that?</p>
<p>Jackson. We miss'd them the 13th of April; I miss'd my Coat and two Waistcoats.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss any thing else?</p>
<p>Jackson. Yes, a Bed Quilt.</p>
<p>Q. What made you charge the Prisoner at the Bar with them?</p>
<p>Jackson. Please, my Lord, we took him up upon Suspicion and he confess'd these Things; he confess'd he had pawn'd the Waistcoat and Coat for 7 s. 6 d.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find the Things?</p>
<p>Jackson. we found the Bed Quilt, &c. at one Mr. Darking's.</p>
<p>Q. Have you the Things again?</p>
<p>Jackson. Yes, I believe the most of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-13-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) Look at the Prisoner; what have you to say against him? Did you lose any Goods at any Time?</p>
<p>Barns. I lost that Till.</p>
<p>Q. What is it made of?</p>
<p>Barns. It is made of Wood.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose it?</p>
<p>Barns. I lost it the 9th of April.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150017"/>Q. What was there in it ?</p>
<p>Barns. Four-pence Half-penny and some Silver Buttons, &c.</p>
<p>Q. From whence did you lose it?</p>
<p>Barns. From my Shop, the Corner of Plough-Alley, Wapping.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose any Thing else?</p>
<p>Barns. Nothing else at that Time, as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. What were the Buttons worth?</p>
<p>Barns. They might be worth 18 d.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how you came to lose them?</p>
<p>Barns. They were brought back to me.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>Barns. I miss'd them the 9th of April; they call'd me out of Bed and brought the Prisoner to me.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought these Things to you?</p>
<p>Barns. These two young Men in my Neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the Till that was lost?</p>
<p>Barns. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-13-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What do you know of this Matter?</p>
<p>Moon. I found the Prisoner making away these Things in Plough-Alley.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Moon. I think the 9th of April, at Night.</p>
<p>Q. Making away with what Things? these Drawers, Silver Buttons, &c.</p>
<p>Moon. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by making away with these Things?</p>
<p>Moon. He was making off with them.</p>
<p>Q. What then?</p>
<p>Moon. Then I laid hold of him; we were told by two or three little Boys that he had stole these Things.</p>
<p>Q. What Time did you meet with him?</p>
<p>Moon. About Eight or Nine o'Clock at Night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask the Prisoner any Questions how he came by them?</p>
<p>Moon. He said he found them in the Street; and before the Justice he said the same.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before the Justice with him?</p>
<p>Moon. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Now can you recollect, upon your Oath, what pass'd there? Was he ask'd how he came by them?</p>
<p>Moon. I can't recollect what pass'd before the Justice of Peace.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-13-person239" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-13-person239" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Ab. Humm.) What do you know of this Matter?</p>
<p>Humm. I know we took these Things upon the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Humm. The 9th of April last, I think.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure these are the Things you took from the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Humm. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it that you took them?</p>
<p>Humm. In Plough-Alley; there were three Children that saw him take them, and we stopp'd him upon what was told us by the Children.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you carry these Things to?</p>
<p>Humm. We carry'd them to
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<interp inst="t17460515-13-person241" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-13-person241" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Now what have you to say for yourself? have you any Witness to call to contradict what has been said, or any Witness to your Character?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, I have a Mother, she is big with Child, and is not able to stand.</p>
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<p>Hudson. I charge her with stealing a Coat and Waistcoat on the 28th of April; I put them into the Drawer and lock'd it, at my Lodgings at
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<p>Q. What is the Coat made of?</p>
<p>Hudson. Silk Camblet. I put them into the Drawers the 28th, and I found them the 30th.</p>
<p>Court. You don't know who took them away.</p>
<p>Hudson. Sir she (the Prisoner) pawn'd them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear that she own'd them?</p>
<p>Hudson. Yes. Before the Justice.</p>
<p>Court. You say she confess'd before the Justice. As she was confessing, was he writing?</p>
<p>Hudson. I thought so.</p>
<p>Court. You thought so, than let that be return'd.</p>
<p>Q. Did she sign any Confession?</p>
<p>Hudson. No, Sir. But she said it was true.</p>
<p>Q. Now will you tell us what she did confess before the Justice?</p>
<p>Hudson. The Justice said to her, that I laid these Things to her Charge that she took them, and he ask'd her whether that was true; and she said that it was true.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150018"/>Q. Was that the Question he ask'd her?</p>
<p>Hudson. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner tell you where she had pawn'd them?</p>
<p>Hudson. Yes. At the three blue Balls in St. Martin's-Lane. She own'd she took the Waistcoat and pawn'd it for Half a Crown; then she took the Coat the second Time, and put them in her own Name for 7 s. 6 d.</p>
<p>Q. Did you redeem them?</p>
<p>Hudson. No. I took them away and brought the Pawnbroker before the Justice, by his Order.</p>
<p>Court. (to the Prisoner) You hear what this Witness says; that you told him that you pawn'd them at the three Blue Balls, and for three Half Crowns, and you confess'd before the Justice that it was true? Did you know this Woman before?</p>
<p>Hudson. My Landlady let her lay there out of Charity.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-14-person250" type="given" value="George"/>
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<p>Caddy. One
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<p>Q. And what had she upon them?</p>
<p>Caddy. Seven Shillings Six-pence.</p>
<p>Q. So you lent the Woman the three Half Crowns. Did you ask her how she came by them? Did you know the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Caddy. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the other Woman before?</p>
<p>Caddy. Yes. I have seen her before.</p>
<p>Q. Do you take in such Sort of Things of any Body?</p>
<p>Caddy. The other Woman came along with her.</p>
<p>Court. I don't find you know much of the other Woman. So you ask'd her no Questions at all how she came by them. What was the other Woman's Name?</p>
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<p>Court. Then you lent but three Half Crowns upon them?</p>
<p>Caddy. They wanted more Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the Prisoner came at Night, and brought the Coat, and order'd the Waistcoat to be put in her Name.</p>
<p>Caddy. I can't positively say; but I believe it to be her.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any Thing more of it?</p>
<p>Caddy. No. I don't know any more of it.</p>
<p>Q. But Sir, do you make it a Practice of taking Things in that Manner of People you know nothing of?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-14-person253" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Will you ask this Witness any Question?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-14-person255" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
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<p>Cook. Please you my Lord, I am Constable.</p>
<p>Q. Of what Parish?</p>
<p>Cook. The Parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster. I had a Warrant brought me to take the Prisoner up, by the Prosecutor, Hudson. She confess'd the taking the Coat and Waistcoat out of this Man's Lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. In what Manner did she confess it?</p>
<p>Cook. To the best of my knowledge he ask'd her whether she took the Coat and Waistcoat from this Man's Lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ask her whether she took it from Mrs. Barnes's Lodgings that Night? tell me the Justice's Questions in his own Words.</p>
<p>Cook. He ask'd whether she took the Coat and Waistcoat at this young Man's Lodgings. And she confess'd she did.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the whole of his Questions?</p>
<p>Cook. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did she confess any Thing more?</p>
<p>Cook. He ask'd her what she had done with them.</p>
<p>Q. Well, what then?</p>
<p>Cook. That she had casry'd them to the Pawnbroker's and pawn'd them for three Half Crowns, in St. Martin's-Lane; as to the Pawnbroker's Name she could not tell. Whereupon he order'd me to take her away to the Round-House. The next Morning he granted Mr. Hudson a Search Warrant: Accordingly we went to Mr. Caddy's, in St. Martin's-Lane; we takes the Woman at the same Time from the Round-House, and brings her before the Justice, and the Pawnbroker at the same Time, and she was committed to the Gatehouse.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-15-person260" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Goodson ) What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar? What Trade are you?</p>
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<p>Q. Have you lost any Thing?</p>
<p>Goodson. My Wife caught the Man taking the Fowls.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-15-person262" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<interp inst="t17460515-15-person263" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I happen'd to be out one Afternoon, the 15 th of April, the Duke's Birth-Day. When I came home I found my Door wide open: When I came home it was almost Ten o'Clock at Night: I found the Street-Door wide open.</p>
<p>Q. The Shop Door ?</p>
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<p>Q. Had he taken it off the Shelf?</p>
<persName id="t17460515-15-person265"> Elizabeth Goodson
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<interp inst="t17460515-15-person265" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I ask'd him whether he was a Customer; he turn'd himself about and said nothing; I ask'd him what Business he had there; and he made me no Answer: He had the Fowl in his Hand, and two more wrapp'd up in a
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<interp inst="t17460515-15-person266" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . He kept the Fowl in his Hand, and endeavour'd to come by me with the one Fowl in his Hand and two in his Apron.</p>
<p>Q. Did he go off with them?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-15-person267" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He said let me come by. I got him hold by the Arm, and I told him he should not stir any further; and I desir'd my Friend to hold him 'till my Husband came; and my Husband came out, and we then secur'd him. My Husband got the Beadel of the Parish, and two Constables to carry him off.</p>
<p>Q. Did you get the Fowls from him?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-15-person268" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes, my Lord. He dropp'd them upon the Floor, the one in his Hand and the two in his Apron.</p>
<p>Q. Was he carried before the Magistrate?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-15-person269" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Thing more to say?</p>
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<p>Humphrys. My Lord I am Constable. When he (the Prisoner) came to the Watch-House, he had an Apron tied up like a Haberdasher's, a newish Apron. I ask'd him what Trade he was; he said he sold Whips and made Whip-cord: Then I ask'd him about taking Gr. Goodson's Fowls, and he did not at all deny it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any Thing?</p>
<p>Humphrys. He said nothing but what he had the Fowls. In his Side Pocket he had this very Thing in my Hand when he was carried to the Watch-House. [This Instrument was produced in Court; it had a long Handle, and about seven or eight Inches of Wire set in it, and hook'd at the End. A fit Instrument to lift up Sashes, and draw any Thing out of Shops or Windows.]</p>
<p>- Green. I am Beadle. Mr. Goodson came to me to the Watch-House; I went with him to his House. When I was bringing the Man from his House, I ask'd him how he could go into the Man's Shop to take the Fowls away, you know it was not your Property: Whereof I examin'd him, and he could not deny but he had two Fowls in his Apron. My Lord he own'd that he had taken the Fowls, to me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord I went out the Duke's Birth-Day at Night, and I drank a little Drop, and I went to buy a Fowl; and going to take one down the Gentlewoman came in. I knock'd, the Door was open.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Witnesses to prove it? Who was to eat the Fowl? How many did you go to buy?</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, only one.</p>
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<p>Pearse. I am a Sadler by Company, and a Whipmaker by Trade: The Prisoner lives by Cold-Bath-Fields. I have known him almost five Years.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what Way of Life he follows?</p>
<p>Pearse. He trades about the Town and Country.</p>
<p>Q. What, is he a Hawker?</p>
<p>Pearse. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And has he paid for what he has bought?</p>
<p>Pearse. I know several of my Acquaintance have entrusted him, I never knew any Thing of this, 'till Five o'Clock in the Afternoon.</p>
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<p>Runbo. He has sold Goods for me.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Runbo. In Gray's-Inn-Lane.</p>
<p>Q. What does the Prisoner follow? It seems he understands some Part of the making. Have you seen the Instrument produced, that is not made Use of in your Trade of Whipmaking?</p>
<p>Runbo. No, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Pearse. No, my Lord. My Husband was here at Four o'Clock, but was obliged to go home. Sir he (the Prisoner) lodged at my House, but he never wronged me, which he might have done many a Time.</p>
<p>Q. Did he lie at your House the Night before he was taken up?</p>
<p>Pearse. I did not know of it 'till the next Morning; he ne'er was out 'till Ten o'Clock all the Time he was at our House.</p>
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<p>Hern. The 22nd of February I weigh'd up my Stuff, then I lost a Quill of Silver Wire; the 26th of March I weigh'd my Stuff again, and I lost a Quill of Gold Wire and a Quill of Gold Plate.</p>
<p>Q. What became of them?</p>
<p>Hern. When I found I had lost them, I cry'd thoroughly; I tax'd my little Girl, my Apprentice, with it: I cry'd bitterly; she put her Hand round my Neck, and desir'd that I would not cry. I got a Warrant for the Mother and Child both.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Hern. In
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<p>Q. How much did you lose?</p>
<p>Hern. I lost two Ounces of Silver, and an Ounce of Gold.</p>
<p>Q. So you had a Warrant for them, and had them before a Magistrate; and what past there? what did she say?</p>
<p>Hern. She (the Girl) said she took the Quill of Wire out of my Drawers, and hid it behind the Bedstead 'till Sunday; then she took it out, and her Mother was to meet her at St. Luke's, which she did, and her Mother went home directly, and the Girl went into the Church. The Girl told the Justice that her Mother set her on; next she told the Justice, that she unty'd my Bag, and took two Quills, and hid them in the same Place that she did the Silver Wire ?</p>
<p>Q. Did she deliver that at Cripplegate Church?</p>
<p>Hern. Yes, she gave it her.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing more to say? Did the Mother say any Thing?</p>
<p>Hern. She denied it positively. I ask'd the Girl before the Justice; Mary, did not you tell your Mother on Easter Sunday the Grief and Trouble I was in? Yes, said the Girl, Mother you know I did.</p>
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<p>Hern. I was before the Justice with the Girl, and she own'd she robb'd her Mistress of the three Quills, and gave them to her Mother, that was all. The
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<p>Best. On Friday the 9th of this Month I was going by an empty House of Mr. Moor's, at the End of Finch-Lane in St. Martin's in the Fields. Some of my Neighbours told me, there was a Person had brought some Lead out of the House: I went up to him, as he was standing with some Lead in his Hand. When I came to him, he said he was sent for it. I ask'd him if he had any Key; he said, No. I then said, Are you sent to get in at the Window? He said, he was sent for it by a Person in St. Giles's.</p>
<p>Q. What Lead was it that you found in his Custody?</p>
<p>Best. It was Part of a Leaden Gutter; it might be about 50 or 60 lb.</p>
<p>Q. What then?</p>
<p>Best. He told me he would not stay, he insisted upon taking the Lead away. I turn'd myself about, and seeing many of my Neighbours there, I ask'd them what I should do; they advis'd me, by all Means, not to let him go. I was speaking about sending for Mr. Pearse the Constable, and soon he came, and I charg'd the Constable with him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing more of this Matter?</p>
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<p>Q. Did he confess any thing before Sir Thomas?</p>
<p>Best. Yes, to his Clerk.</p>
<p>Court. What were the Clerk's Words?</p>
<p>Best. He said, Do you acknowledge the stealing of this Lead. He then immediately down'd upon his Knees, and begg'd that I would shew him Mercy. He said it was Necessity that drove him to it.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Day was it he enter'd this House and took the Lead?</p>
<p>Best. About Nine o'Clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did he appear frighten'd like a Thief when he was taken?</p>
<p>Best. The Prisoner said he was in Liquor, and could not tell what he did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-18-person297" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Lucey Jones ) What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar? Do you know her ?</p>
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<p>Q. What were the Things that she took? what are those Things in your Hand?</p>
<p>Jones. A Brussels Lace Handkerchief, a Damask Napkin, a Silver Spoon, Silver Tea Tongs, and one
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<p>Q. And how came you by these Things again?</p>
<p>Jones. She brought them, my Lord; I sent for a Neighbour, and he made her believe he was the Constable; at last she told me she would bring the Things if I would forgive her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she go away when she robb'd you, or continue with you?</p>
<p>Jones. She continued with me 'till the next Day, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Then she continued with you when she produced the Things?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes, my Lord; she took them the 14th, and brought them the 15th.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it that she own'd she took them?</p>
<p>Jones. At my House, my Lord; I carried her before Sir Thomas the 15th of April.</p>
<p>Q. What Distance of Time in owning the Robbery, and carrying her before Sir
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<p>Q. How came you not to carry her before some Magistrate before the 15th of April?</p>
<p>Jones. My Lord, I had forgave her, but she grew very bad: She went to one Mr. Lawrence, and took up two Gallons of Brandy in my Name, &c.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Madam, Did I not serve you very justly before? if I had had a Mind to have robb'd you, I could have done it every Day.</p>
<p>Jones. Please you, my Lord, she lived with me about five Years and a half ago, and the second Time I took her, she was not with me above a Week before she robb'd me.</p>
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<p>Jones. Mrs. Jones came to my House the 15th of March last, and desired me to come to her House, that her Maid had robb'd her; I went to Mrs. Jones about Eleven or Twelve o'Clock; when she open'd the Door, she said this is your Prisoner, you must take Care of her.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Jones. I was to make the Prisoner believe I was the Constable; upon that I said, young Woman, what made you rob your Mistress of a Silver Spoon, &c.? says she, I know nothing of it. I said, don't you know the Consequences of it? I would have you give your Mistress the Spoon, &c. and I will not have you before Sir
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<interp inst="t17460515-18-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . At last of all she beckon'd to her Mistress, and went into the Passage, and her Mistress came in with wringing Hands, and said, here's my Silver Spoon, 'tis upon her, and the Tea Tongs that I knew nothing of.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Spoon produced?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Who produced it?</p>
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<p>Q. Was there any Thing further ?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes, a great deal; I told her to mention all, and her Mistress would be favourable to her.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any of these Things produced?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes, the Spoon, Handkerchief, &c.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say any Thing further? or have you any further Evidence against her?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-18-person306" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>White. I accidentally came into Mrs. Jones's, the Prosecutrix.</p>
<p>Q. What was it you heard?</p>
<p>White. I heard her Mistress tell her to produce the Things, and she would be very favourable to her.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Thing produced while you was there?</p>
<p>White. She produced the Napkin, Spoon, and Tea Tongs.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Thing said after she beckon'd her out and came in again?</p>
<p>White. No, my Lord, but she begg'd that her Mistress would forgive her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-18-person307" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Will you ask this Witness any Questions ?</p>
<p>White. Did you hear of any Thing being asked about the Spoons?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I asked how many Spoons there were?</p>
<p>White. I said there were three in the Beauser; then the Prisoner said I shall have a sad Haliobiloo, for there are but two.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-18-person308"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460515-18-person309" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-18-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What have you to say upon this Occasion ?</p>
<p>Webb. I know nothing of this Robbery, but I heard her confess it before Sir
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<p>Q. Was there any Promise made to her to produce that Confession?</p>
<p>Webb. None, as I heard of.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-18-person311" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Prisoner. If I had had a Mind to rob my Mistress, I could have done it every Day.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-19-person318" type="given" value="Timothy"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-19-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar.</p>
<p>Seamans. Last Saturday Night, coming from Bishopsgate-Street, there was a Woman that said to me, Whither are you going? I said, going home. She ask'd me if I would give her a Glass of Wine? I said it was too late, it was Time to go home. There were to or three of them; I saw them stoop down and speak to one another. I put my Hand to my Pocket and found it turn'd out.</p>
<p>Q. You say there were two Women, How do you know it was this? it might be the other.</p>
<p>Seamans. It was not the other Woman, she was not so near.</p>
<p>Q. How much Money had you in your Pocket?</p>
<p>Seamans. Five Shillings and Sixpence, my Lord, and no more.</p>
<p>Q. Had you no Notion of their picking your Pocket?</p>
<p>Seamans. No, my Lord, 'till I saw them looking down to the Ground.</p>
<p>Q. What Mistruit could you have by seeing them looking down to the Ground ?</p>
<p>Seamans. I then clapp'd my Hand to my Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What Company had you been in before?</p>
<p>Seamans. I was in Company with some young Men; my Master's Son, and several of us, were at a Merriment on the Account of a young Man's being out of his Time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-19-person319" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-19-person319" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (by the Council for the Prisoner.) You say it was Twelve o'Clock at Night; Where had you been?</p>
<p>Seamans. At the Helmet in Bishopsgate-Street.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon you to say that you was entirely sober ?</p>
<p>Seamans. Yes.</p>
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<p>Jeffreys. When I came out of White-lion-Court there was nobody there then : I said to him, when he had charg'd her with picking his Pocket, Are you sure that she has it; did not you go by the Watch-house as she was going to it? She said she had chang'd a Guinea in Leadenhall-Market. I never saw the Woman in no ill Company in my Life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-19-person321" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-19-person321" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I had been to a House to meet my Husband : When I went there my Husband was sent for, and could not come home with
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150024"/> me; because he did not come; I would not stay, but came away. The Prosecutor came out of a pav'd Court; I saw him with a Woman in a white Gown.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-19-person322" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Walker. I never saw her before the Saturday Night she was taken up. I had been to a Friend of Mr. Dun's; and as Mr. Dun, and another Man, that went along with us, were coming by St. Michael's Alley, near the Exchange, we saw a Man with a Woman up in the Gateway; as soon as they heard us the Man got his Breeches up as soon as he could, and the Woman run away towards the Exchange; and there was that young Woman at the Bar, who was about seven or eight Yards towards Cornhill; this young Man runs to her, and says, You are the Person that was along with me up in the Alley. She declar'd her Innocency. Then the Prosecutor said, You are a Confederate with her, if you are not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-19-person324" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
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<p>Dun. No, Sir; I do not remember her. I remember Mr. Walker the Butcher, and I were coming from Covent-Garden; Hyp, says he, here's somebody up the Alley; said I, Never mind that, come along about your Business. A Man and Woman was there; the Woman run from the Man, towards the Exchange, as if the D - I drove her: He was shuffling, as we thought, to put up his Breeches. When he run to this Woman he said, They are all Whores alike; I'll keep this Woman 'till I find the other.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-19-person325"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460515-19-person325" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Walker) Mr. Walker, How came you here?</p>
<p>Walker. I came by a Subparna.</p>
<p>Q. Who sent it to you?</p>
<p>Walker. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live? (also to the other Witness ) How came you here, Mr. Dun?</p>
<p>Dun. By a Subparna.</p>
<p>Q. Pray did you go before the Justice with these People ?</p>
<p>Dun. No.</p>
<p>Court. Then you went away about your Business.</p>
<p>Dun. Yes; but the next Day I went to the Compter, and I saw the Woman crying in the Place; she desir'd me to leave her my Name and Place.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her?</p>
<p>Dun. Yes, my Lord; I took particular Notice of her Face?</p>
<p>Q. How long was you by?</p>
<p>Dun. I believe about five or six Minutes.</p>
<p>Q. If it was so unjust a Charge, Why did you not go before the Magistrate?</p>
<p>Dun. I had something else to do.</p>
<p>Court. That is every one's Business, &c.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Business, Walker?</p>
<p>Walker. The last Business that I kept was a Publick House; but I have been out of Business for near a Twelvemonth. I now kill for the Butchers.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-19-person327" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<p>Blair. My Lord, she is my Mantua-maker; She brought me home a Gown on Saturday Night. She expected her Husband to come to her. I have known her ever since she has been married to Mr. Fox. She waited at my House 'till Eleven o'Clock. She has work'd for me near three Years. I believe she would not be guilty of such a Thing.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-19-person328"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-19-person328" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-19-person328" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to - Mannaton ) What do you know of the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Mannaton. I believe her to be a very honest Woman: I have seen her very industrious; and she keeps her House and every Thing very clean.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-19-person329"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-19-person329" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-19-person329" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to - Hughes) How long have you known Mrs. Fox?</p>
<p>Hughes. She has work'd for my Wife for about two Years and a Half: I believe her to be a very honest Woman.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know her Husband?</p>
<p>Hughes. I was an Officer as well as he.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-19-person330"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460515-19-person331" type="given" value="Katherine"/>
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<p>Holland. I keep a Chandler's Shop in Katherine-Wheel-Alley, where Mrs. Fox lives; I have known Mrs. Fox four or five Years, and she has made Mantuas for me about three Years, and never heard but she was a civil Neighbour, and a good Woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460515-19-person333" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-19-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Do you know Mrs. Fox?</p>
<p>Kitchen. Yes, very well.</p>
<p>Q. Pray what's her general Character?</p>
<p>Kitchen. Her Husband's an Officer belonging to Whitechapel Court. She always had a very fair Character, as far as I have heard.</p>
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<p>Burton. In Red Lion Street, Whitechapel; my Husband is a Bricklayer.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Mrs. Fox, the Prisoner, at the Bar, what's her general Character ?</p>
<p>Burton. A very good Character. She is a
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<p>Burroughs. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say about the Death of
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<p>Burroughs. My Lord, I saw him stab him; my Lord, I will tell you what I saw pass. I saw the Prisoner at the Bar and
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<p>Court. Now tell us what past.</p>
<p>Burroughs. They had been disputing, my Lord, together.</p>
<p>Q. Who was there besides them?</p>
<p>Burroughs. All these Witnesses. They charg'd one another with Sodomitical Practices. The Deceas'd desir'd him (the Prisoner) to quit his Company; he said he would not: With that he did but come into his Company again, and in about ten Minutes Time he stabb'd him.</p>
<p>Q. Then you was backward and forwards, and not in the Company. Upon what Occasion were they met together, or was it any publick Time?</p>
<p>Burroughs. It was what they call a Chair-Night. The young Men in the Neighbourhood come frequently to that House. These two quarrell'd and wrangled with one another for the Space of Three-quarters of an Hour.</p>
<p>Court. They charg'd one another with Misbehaviour; What past about that Time?</p>
<p>Burroughs. I was leaning over the Suttle while they were wrangling.</p>
<p>Q. What did the rest of the Company do, did any body interpose, or say any thing to them?</p>
<p>Burroughs. The Prisoner at the Bar, he had a Penknife in his Hand, that no body could discern : I did not see him give the first Stab. He gave him a rip up, and he fell back, and said, Oh! Oh! Then the Prisoner at the Bar, after he had ripp'd him up, gave him three or four Punches in the Breast with his Double-Fist.</p>
<p>Q. You said just now that the Prisoner had gone out of the Company; How long was it after he return'd that this Misfortune happen'd?</p>
<p>Burroughs. I believe about six or seven Minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Was you there when he came into the room again?</p>
<p>Burroughs. All the Time, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. When the Deceas'd got up to go out of his Company the Prisoner then stopp'd him.</p>
<p>Burroughs. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Deceas'd upon his Legs?</p>
<p>Burroughs. He mov'd, and came towards the End of the Table; then the Prisoner ripp'd him up.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Deceas'd say?</p>
<p>Burroughs. He said he must quit his Company, or he should get out of his.</p>
<p>Q. Now when the Deceas'd said that, and was moving along, what did he say?</p>
<p>Burroughs. I did not hear him say one Word.</p>
<p>Court. You describ'd the young Man as leaning back, and crying, Oh! Oh!</p>
<p>Burroughs. I did not think he was stabb'd: They came out when he was hitting of him, and had, as it were, all the Room to themselves.</p>
<p>Q. Now before the Prisoner went out the first Time, what past about the Prisoner's leaving the Company.</p>
<p>Burroughs. The Prisoner was persuaded to leave the Deceas'd's Company; then afterwards he came again.</p>
<p>Q. When the Deceas'd fell down, was it any Distance?</p>
<p>Burroughs. The Prisoner follow'd him two or three Steps, and stabb'd him in the Breast.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do then?</p>
<p>Burroughs. Immediately seiz'd him, as soon as he had struck him. I twisted his Arms when I laid hold of him; and he said, Let me go, or I will stab some of you.</p>
<p>Q. When the Deceas'd came to go out at the End of the Table, as you have been describing, Did he strike the Prisoner, or was he in a Temper of Striking?</p>
<p>Burroughs. My Lord, he spoke with all the Mildness in the World; said, he would not stay in his Company if he continued wrangling.</p>
<p>Q. Did he strike the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Burroughs. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did he justle or push him, or any thing to provoke him? Then he was not come up to him to strike; which would be very material. Did the Prisoner do any thing to hinder the Deceas'd's geting out.</p>
<p>Burroughs. I never saw any thing but the Stabs upon the Breast.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing else relating to Circumstances? Had you any Discourse with the Deceas'd after he was wounded.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150026"/>Burroughs. When they had secur'd the Prisoner I ran out to see for a Surgeon; when I came back there was two there before me.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person345"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person345" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person345" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Would you ask any Questions of this Witness?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord; but he has said Things that are not true.</p>
<p>Q. What has he said that is not true.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I can't remember what he has said.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person346"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person346" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person346" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Burroughs ) Did you know both these?</p>
<p>Burroughs. I never saw the young Man that is dead, nor the Prisoner, before.</p>
<p>Court. You say he struck him four or five Times; Did you see the Wound? Did he strip off his Cloaths? Did you see the Wound ?</p>
<p>Burroughs. My Lord, I saw his Bowels; I saw the Shirt that was bloody; he pull'd it up, and his Bowels came all out.</p>
<p>Q. When you took this Penknife out of his Pocket, did it appear to be bloody?</p>
<p>Burroughs. My Lord, I did not take it out of his Pocket.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person347"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person347" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person347" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460515-20-person348"> William Merrit
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person348" type="surname" value="Merrit"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person348" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person348" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) Was you in this Company?</p>
<p>Merrit. I was in the Company from the Time it began, to the Time of the unhappy Accident.</p>
<p>Q. Was you acquainted with this young Man? You was all of a Club, was you?</p>
<p>Court. Tell us what past previous to this Misfortune.</p>
<p>Merrit. The young Men, the Society, newly came from another House; they are Neighbours, and such like, together; and the Landlord offer'd to give us an Entertainment. We came to Supper after we had left Work. A little while after we had been there, the Prisoner at the Bar came along with another Man up Stairs; they were ask'd to sit down before Supper, which accordingly they did. By and by the Deceas'd came into the House, and enquir'd for Mr. Church; but a young Man said he would bear him Company 'till he came, he believ'd it would not be long. After Supper was over the Prisoner went down to the Deceas'd, and came up again; and some Time after the Deceas'd sent up, If any of them had any thing to say to him, they might come down.</p>
<p>Court. Then the Deceas'd was not in the Room?</p>
<p>Merrit. No; the Deceas'd had some Steaks dress'd for himself in another Room. When the Prisoner went down most of us went down with him.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to have any Curiosity to hear ?</p>
<p>Merrit. Because they were accusing one another with Sodomitical Practices. The Prisoner told the Company the Deceas'd was one concern'd in Sodomitical Practices. All of us came down, and stood round the Table. Several Words and Squabbles past between them. The Deceas'd said, Bear Witness what the Man says to me. Please you, my Lord, after several Words had past we went up again; I can't say there was any thing more 'till the unhappy Accident. When we had paid the Reckoning the Prisoner said, Are your Company gone? the Landlord said, some are below and some above. Then said the Prisoner, I'll go and have a Look at them. Now his Friend, one Shaw, desir'd that he would not go; but he insisted upon going in to look at the Deceas'd. Some of the Company desir'd him not to set before the Gentleman, because it would be an Affront to him; so he sat down at the End of the Table; and a great many Things past upon the Subject. At last he turn'd about and said, he would withdraw out of his Company, or else the Prisoner should go away.</p>
<p>Court. Then you had paid your Reckoning above Stairs?</p>
<p>Merrit. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. After the first Wrangling who did you leave in the Room with the Deceas'd.</p>
<p>Merrit. There were, I believe, two or three; the Prisoner said he would go and have one Look more at him; and his Friend told him he was afraid. Mischief would come of it: He said these Words, or to that Effect.</p>
<p>Q. You all went into the Room; pray tell what pass'd then?</p>
<p>Merrit. He sat down at the End of the Table; some of the Company desir'd him to get off, telling him he should not sit before the Gentleman, meaning the Deceas'd, but he continued sitting at one End of the Table and the Deceas'd at the other, when the latter desir'd him to withdraw.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner urge the Quarrel again?</p>
<p>Merrit. Sometimes Words ran high, and sometimes abated; then the Deceas'd desir'd him to withdraw, or he would go into a private Room and talk with any of us; but as for that Man, meaning the Prisoner, he would have nothing to say to him; so some of the Company made an Opening for him, and as he was coming out the Prisoner met him; he lifted up one Hand and with the other made several Motions at his Belly; I did not see the Gentleman make any Return, but cry'd out, Oh! Oh! then he said I am ripp'd; I did not hear him say he was ripp'd up, but I am ripp'd;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150027"/> with that he fell backward, and the Prisoner stepp'd forward and gave him some more Pushes; I saw his Powels come out, and there were two or three Wounds upon his Breast.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take the Knife from him?</p>
<p>Merrit. No, my Lord; but the Gentlemen who were by took the Knife out of his Pocket: When the Deceas'd open'd his Cloaths a considerable Quantity of his Blood and Bowels flew about.</p>
<p>Q. I would ask you the same Question as I did the other Witness: Did the Deceas'd, when he was going out, or towards the Prisoner, come in a Way of fighting, threatning or striking, or did he make any Motion at the Prisoner? You used an Expression just now, I would have you explain it; you said the Prisoner met him, as he rose up he turn'd the Corner of the Table.</p>
<p>Merrit. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Then if he turn'd the Corner of the Table that Way, he was in the Way of the Prisoner's coming out. How far might it be that this poor Man, who is dead, fell back, when the other stabb'd him again?</p>
<p>Merrit. His Body fell back, I believe, near four Feet.</p>
<p>Court. You said there were two Men that sat at the other End of the Table.</p>
<p>Merrit. Yes they did, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing more to say?</p>
<p>Merrit. No, my Lord?</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person349"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person349" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person349" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to John Church.) Was you in this Company?</p>
<p>Church. Yes, please you my Lord, I supp'd there.</p>
<p>Q. Was you of the Company above Stairs.</p>
<p>Church. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. Pray give us an Account of this unhappy Affair. Was you by when this Man was wounded ?</p>
<p>Church. When he Deceas'd came in first he sent for me to drink with him; please you, my Lord, the Prisoner at the Bar came down after I had been there a little while, and said, How do you do, Mr. Girl? The Deceas'd said, let me alone, let me eat my Supper in quiet.</p>
<p>Court. Then the Prisoner came down almost as soon as you.</p>
<p>Church. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. When he ask'd this Girl how he did, what was the Manner of it?</p>
<p>Church. I could not know the Heart, but I thought it was in a scornful Sort of a Manner. Please you, my Lord, the second Time he came down he began to asperse him very much; they accused one another, and neither of them made any Defence. The Deceas'd desir'd me to go up Stairs and enquire whether any of the Gentlemen had any thing to say to him, if they had he would answer them; with that the Prisoner came down, and another or two with him, when a pretty deal pass'd between both: The third Time when he came down he sat himself upon the Table; after some Words the Deceas'd got up to go out of the Room, whereupon the Prisoner said he would make way for him to go by; but as he was coming out of the Box the Prisoner met him and gave him the Rip: He cry'd out Oh! Oh! Oh! and the Prisoner gave him two or three more Stabs.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Deceas'd in a Posture of attacking or striking the Prisoner at that Time, or was he going out in a quiet Manner?</p>
<p>Church. Please you, my Lord, I saw no Offer of any Blows at all; I did not see him lift his Hand up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Wound?</p>
<p>Church. I saw it; but it was in such a Condition I could not bear the Sight; I believe the Cut was six Inches long, and the Bowels that came out were as many as I could put into my Hat.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he live?</p>
<p>Church. I believe my Lord he liv'd about five or six and twenty Hours. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the Person that took the Knife away?</p>
<p>Church. One
<persName id="t17460515-20-person350"> Abraham Mood
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person350" type="surname" value="Mood"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person350" type="given" value="Abraham"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person350" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. The Prisoner says you was sent for him. In what Manner was you sent to call the Prisoner down?</p>
<p>Church. The Deceas'd desir'd me to go up and to say, that if any Man had any Thing to say against him, he desir'd to hear it.</p>
<p>Court. But if I understand you, the coming down of the Prisoner and the rest, was not the Time when the Mischief happen'd, for they all went away.</p>
<p>Church. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Now tell me how they came into the Room the third Time.</p>
<p>Church. Please you my Lord, I cannot tell what Reason the Prisoner had to come into the room the third Time.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person351"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person351" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person351" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to - Mode. Tell us what you know of this Matter.</p>
<p>Mode. We had Supper brought about Eight o'Clock, at the Ship and Anchor. The Prisoner at the Bar came up, and Mr. Shaw along with him: When Supper was brought to Table, I was in Company
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150028"/> with the Deceas'd; he had not eat any Thing all Day, and he had some Mutton Chops, and he had them broil'd.</p>
<p>Q. Was you there when the Prisoner was in Company?</p>
<p>Mode. Yes. The Gentleman had his Supper, and the Prisoner came in and said, how do you do Mr. Girl, alias Jones; the Deceas'd said I have nothing to say to you, let me eat-my Supper in Quiet; with that the Prisoner went up Stairs. Afterwards the Deceas'd sent up to know if any Body had any Thing to say to him, if they had they might come down; then the Prisoner went down and two or three more with him; with that they were sending and proving for some Time: When we had paid our Reckoning, I saw the Prisoner at the Bar come and sit down at the End of the Table, and they brought a Stool for him; and the Deceas'd said, Gentlemen, I should be glad of all your Companies, except that Man. With that he was a coming out, the Prisoner met him and ripp'd up his Belley, and he fell backward a little, and cry'd Oh! Oh! Oh! With that the Prisoner follow'd him and gave him three or four Stabbs. I took the Knife out of his Pocket, bloody. Some run for the Surgeon, and others to the Watch-House for the Officers.</p>
<p>Q. What Wounds did you see?</p>
<p>Mode. I saw the Wound in his Belly, six Inches and a half long, and three Wounds in his Breast.</p>
<p>Court. And it let his Bowels out.</p>
<p>Mode. Yes, It let his Bowels out.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person352"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person352" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person352" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460515-20-person353"> William Buttle
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person353" type="surname" value="Buttle"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person353" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person353" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What do you know of this Matter?</p>
<p>Buttle. My Lord, we had a Supper at this House; I was there along with the rest of the Company; the Prisoner at the Bar and Mr. Shaw came in, and were ask'd to sit down at Supper; they fell into Discourse about what the Deceas'd said: A Person came up to ask for one Mr. Church; the Answer was, that he was not there; but I was told somebody was gone for him, and he came up, and the Company desir'd if the Prisoner at the Bar could clear himself he would go down, for they were uneasy at having such a Companion; some of us went down with him, when they accused one another Face to Face; tho' neither of them said they were not guilty, but only cast Reflections upon one another.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you when the Prisoner and the Deceased were together the third Time?</p>
<p>Buttle. Please you my Lord, I did not go into the Room with the Prisoner at the Bar the last Time; as we heard Words rise very high, we arose from the Table and went into the Room; when I came into the Room I found the Prisoner sitting upon the Table; in two or three Minutes I saw him sitting upon the stool or Chair; after that I saw the Deceased rise up, and he told the Company they should let him go by, he would not stay with the Prisoner: The Prisoner at the Bar turn'd at the Corner of the Table; I saw him push against the Deceased's Belly, and the Deceased sell back in a sort of a Laughter, ah, ah, ah. I thought it was some Action of their old Way of Discourse; presently the Deceased cry'd my Bowels are out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any Knife in the Prisoner's Hand?</p>
<p>Buttle. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Wounds afterwards?</p>
<p>Buttle. Yes, please you my Lord.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person354"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person354" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person354" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460515-20-person355"> John Duncan
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person355" type="surname" value="Duncan"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person355" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person355" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What do you say to this Matter?</p>
<p>Duncan. I was in Company, my Lord, at the same Time when Mr. Shaw and Mr. Prigg came. The Deceas'd had accus'd the Prisoner at the Bar: Mr. Shaw said that Girl did not dare to face them. Girl came afterwards into the House, and sat down in a back Room below Stairs. When we heard that Girl was come, some of the Company said to Prigg, that he had as good go down and clear himself; so he went down and several others; so Prigg said to Girl, your humble Servant Mr. Girl, and he look'd at the Prisoner at the Bar, and said, who does he speak to. The Deceased farther said, mind, Gentlemen, what he says of me; with that we all went up Stairs again, and when the Deceased had supp'd, he sent up one Church to tell us, that if any of the Company had any Thing to say to him he would answer them; Prigg immediately said, he should be glad if some of us would go down with him, to hear what he had to say; accordingly we did so, and many Words passed between them; then we went up again to pay our Reckoning; and coming down Stairs Mr. Shaw and the Prisoner went into the other Room to the Deceased; I went in also, and lean'd over the Box to hear their Discourse; The Prisoner at the Bar sat on the End of the Table, and one of the Company said, get Mr. Prigg off the Table, for it will affront the Gentlemen to sit before them; whereupon a Stool was brought him, and he leaned with his Right Hand on the Table, and they talk'd pretty deal. The Deceased said, Gentlemen, bear Witness, I have nothing to do with this Man; and desir'd he would get out of his Company: The Prisoner said, he would sit there, as it was a publick House. The Deceased
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174605150029"/> said he was glad to see his Friends about him, but he did not like that Man. The Prisoner said, if you do not like my Company make a chalk, or lay your Cane across the Table; but that did not satisfy the Deceased, he got up and would go into another Room to see if the Prisoner would follow him.
<persName id="t17460515-20-person356"> John Tillen
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person356" type="surname" value="Tillen"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person356" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person356" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sat next the Deceased, one
<persName id="t17460515-20-person357"> Thomas Parks
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person357" type="surname" value="Parks"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person357" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person357" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sat at the outside, and Prigg sat with his Hand in his Pocket; as the Deceased was coming out, Prigg jump'd up and gave him a Push and he fell backwards, crying Oh! Oh! Oh! He gave him a Wound six Inches. I went to him, he pull'd up his Shirt, and my Hat would not hold the Quantity of Bowels that came out of the Wound; with that some went for the Watch, and others for the Surgeon.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person358"> John Nicolas Jecquin
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person358" type="surname" value="Jecquin"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person358" type="given" value="John Nicolas"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person358" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was call'd about Two o'Clock on Tuesday Morning to come to one that was wounded at the Ship and Anchor; when I came
<persName id="t17460515-20-person359"> Thomas Girl
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person359" type="surname" value="Girl"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person359" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person359" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> lay on the Bench with one of his Legs on the Table, when I look'd on him and found two Wounds on his Right Breast, neither of which had penetrated into the Cavity; and, finding his Bowels very cold, I got some warm Water and Brandy, for laying so long they were grown stiff and hard; I reduced them into their Place and sew'd up the Wound.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see the Intestines wounded?</p>
<p>Jscquin. No, the Man was very well at Ten o'clock; that is, found in his Judgment, he was not delirious, but in an Inflammation, a Fever, [the Surgeon was a Foreigner, so did not speak quite intelligible in every Thing,]</p>
<p>Q. Do you apprehend this to be the Cause of his Death?</p>
<p>Jecquin. Only I would observe the Man was a long While before he had been dressed.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person360"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person360" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person360" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) Now is your Time to make your Defence. What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say, I commit my Cause to God.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person361"> George Williams
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person361" type="surname" value="Williams"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person361" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person361" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About a Fortnight before this Fact was committed, the Prisoner came to my House and ask'd for Mr. Girl, we told him he was not at home; he asked where he was, he said he would search Ormond-Street for him, and wherever he met him he would rip him up and let his fat Guts out.</p>
<p>Q. What Condition was he in?</p>
<p>Williams. He seem'd very sober.</p>
<p>Council. I think this was an Instance of his Madness, to make such a Declaration.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person362"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person362" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person362" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460515-20-person363"> Thomas Coates
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person363" type="surname" value="Coates"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person363" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person363" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) what are you Mr. Coates ?</p>
<p>Coates. A Plisterer, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Coates. In Little-Kirby-Street, by Hatton-Garden. My Lord the Prisoner serv'd his Time with me, and work'd with me afterwards for a Twelve-month; but the. Year before he was out of hi Time I was oblig'd to carry him to the Cold-Bath. for an Illness in his Head, and they told me if I did not dip his Head all over he would run mad.</p>
<p>Q. How long was that ago?</p>
<p>Coates. I believe about three Years and Half ago.</p>
<p>Q. When did he work?</p>
<p>Coates. I believe he has not been able to work for some Time: I have seen him lately, and sometimes he has talk'd wildly, and I have taken him to Task as he has been rambling backwards and forwards; he always seem'd a good sort of a Man, and a sensible Man before this Illness seized his Head: I saw him about three Weeks ago, he said he believ'd he should drown himself. I gave him some good Advice, and, then indeed, he seem'd to answer me very well in that Respect.</p>
<persName id="t17460515-20-person364"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person364" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person364" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460515-20-person365"> Elias Hare
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person365" type="surname" value="Hare"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person365" type="given" value="Elias"/>
<interp inst="t17460515-20-person365" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) How long have you known the Prisoner?</p