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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'S Commissions of the PEACE, and Oyer and Terminer, HELD FOR THE CITY of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX,
<p>AT JUSTICE-HALL in the Old-Baily, on WEDNESDAY April 29, THURSDAY 30, and FRIDAY May 1.</p>
<p>In the 20th Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER IV.</p>
<p>LONDON :</p>
<p>Printed for J. HINTON, at the King's-Arms in St. Paul's Church-Yard . 1747.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Sewster Savage,</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Charles Church ,</p>
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<p>Q. How long was you in the field ?</p>
<p>Whiston . The Space of a quarter of an Hour. When I came back, the Mare was gone. I hired another Horse for myself, to see if I could overtake the Person that had it, but I happened to miss of the Road, and these other two Man (in court) had overtaken him before me.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Arrowsmith. I was upon the Road. I had been at a Place called Dancer's-hill ; this Man, the Prisoner, meeting me, he asked me for the York Road; I told him he was out of the Way; then he asked me for the Road to Glasgow in Scotland; I told him he might enquire at the Alehouse at Kicksend . One
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<interp inst="t17470429-1-person31" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was sent in Pursuit of the Mare, and when he met me, told me of it; so we went to the Alehouse to know what Way they had directed him, and we pursued him; we took him in a by Road that comes into Hertford Road , in Mims Parish ; we took him the 27th of February, as he was travelling on the Road.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the Mare?</p>
<p>Arrowsmith. I brought him and the Mare to Barnet , and Mr. Whiston had the Mare.</p>
<p>Q. Was that Mare you saw the Prisoner upon, Mr Whiston's Mare?</p>
<p>Arrowsmith. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner say when you took him?</p>
<p>Arrowsmith He asked me the meaning of my seizing him; he seemed to be in Liquor, and had little to say for himself. He said a Soldier told him he might take her and proceed on his Journey, and he said, when he had rode her about eight Miles, he would give her some Oats.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Now is your Time to make your Defence.</p>
<p>Prisoner I will tell you what Way I was ensuared into it by the English and Dutch Officers; I was taken away from my Country to Sea, and we were five Weeks upon the Sea, and by Storms we were driven into Dunbirk Roads , and then drove to Shham , and I ventured my Life out in the Night for my Wife and Children. I asked the Way for Scotland, and a Soldier , about two Miles from Highgate, he took me into a House, pretending he would go 150 Miles with me, to a Place called Durham; I said I had no Money, but what I begged; he said he had Money to carry us if I would hear him Company ; he took me into the Inn , and gave me three Quarts
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<p>Allen. Yes, Sir, upon the 22d of March, in the Morning.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your House?</p>
<p>Allen. In the Parish of St George.</p>
<p>Q. How was it broke open?</p>
<p>Allen. The Window Shutter was cut and broke, then they took down the Casement, and broke the other Part of the Glass besides.</p>
<p>Q. Would that make Room sufficient for a Person to get in?</p>
<p>Allen. Yes , Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What Time was this?</p>
<p>Allen. Between the Hours of twelve and one in the Night.</p>
<p>Q. What Time did you find that it was broke?</p>
<p>Allen. Between six and seven o'Clock in the Morning.</p>
<p>Q. Was it done in the Day Time or Night?</p>
<p>Allen. I can't tell whether it was in the Day or Night, but the Servant told me she found the Window broke open when she came down in the Morning.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>Allen. A Copper was taken out of the Wash-house.</p>
<p>Q. How big was the Copper?</p>
<p>Allen. It might weigh between thirty and forty Pounds ; and I lost out of the Kitchen , five and twenty Pewter Plates, and four Dishes , and a Pewter Hand-bason , and two Brass Candlesticks.</p>
<p>Q. Did you get any of those things again?</p>
<p>Allen. Here are some Chains we use in our Business of Rope making, these I can swear was taken away that Night.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by them again?</p>
<p>Allen . A Gentleman here happened to be in a Shop the upper End of Rosemary-lane, when the Prisoner at the Bar came in to sell something , and the Man of the Shop asked the Prisoner what became of those Chains he showed him the other Day, he said he sold them to one Mrs Williams in Church-lane .</p>
<p>Q. You did not hear this?</p>
<p>Allen. No.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Adlington. My Lord, on the 24th of March, I called at this Shop to buy a few Nails, where I saw the Prisoner at the Bar stand; my Curiosity led me to know what he, the Man of the Shop, would bid him for what he wanted to sell; I thought it would be little enough; and I heard the Master of the Shop say, George, what did you do with those things you brought to me; he told him he had sold them to one Mrs. Williams; says he, I would have you get them again, for I hear a House is broke open, and I believe they are stole; he said it was the House of one Mr Allen, a Rope-maker. I had not heard of the Advertisement till I came for these Nails ; I said, Mr. Sheppard, if you are an honest Man, you ought to stop this Fellow; he equivocated pretty much with me, and did not care to stop him; I said Mr Philips, I insist upon it you will stop this Man , that is the way to hear of the rest of the things; he would not do it; I turned about to the Prisoner at the Bar, and said, what is your Name? he said he would not tell me his Name: he said he was an honest Fellow , and he told me he would not tell me his Name . I said, then I assure you you shall tell me your Name before you and I part; accordingly there was a Man in the Shop, and I said Friend fetch me an Officer, when the Officer came , I carried the Prisoner into a Publick-house, within two or three Doors of this Iron-shop , I then wrote a Line to Mr. Allen, to let him know I had stopped a Person that I believe had robbed his Father's House, in the mean Time, this Person (the Prisoner) told me had the Chains, and had sold them to Mrs Williams for Three half-pence; I kept him in talk, having only myself and an Officer, till proper help came; when Mr. Allen came, I said we will go to the House where he says he has sold these things; when I came there, I told her I came for three Nails she had bought, I asked her if she knew one Munson , she said she did not, but she knew one
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<interp inst="t17470429-2-person38" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; Mr Allen , jun. was with me, and said, these are the things that were lost, I said you need not give any thing for them , but you may take them where you can find them : he, the Prisoner, was had before the Justice, where he swore he had sold them at that Place, at the Alehouse; I asked him how he came by them, and he said, he was grinding his Knife at Tower-hill, and he got them at the Bottom of the Trough, but they were as bright as they are now, he told me
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<p>[It was asked what these things were worth, and Mr Allen said 3 s. a Pound, whereupon the Witness was severely reproved by the Court, for buying things in that Manner.]</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-3-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Kemp. He met me in the Road, the 8th Day of March in the Evening, between ten and eleven o'Clock, it was Moon light; he met me in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17470429-3-off9 t17470429-3-crimeloc11"/> , and he catched hold of my Horse, of the Bridle, and said, give me your Money , don't stand to contend; I said I had but a Shilling, and what good will that do you? he said if I would not give it him, he would knock me off the Horse ; before the Word was out of his Mouth , he struck me on the Arm with a Stick, that is not a large one , but very heavy, ( the stick was produced in Court ) with that my Horse ran away, and pulled him down; and he ran away, with that I cried, Stop Thief! and they stopped him; he was never out of my Sight; if I had not seen the Blow coming, and held up my Arm, he would have knocked me off my Horse .</p>
<p>Court. Then he did not knock you off your Horse ?</p>
<p>Kemp . No; but his Will was as good as if he did. I struck at him with this switch, and my young Horse pulled him down; with that he run among some People, and they stopped him.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-3-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> What have you to say?</p>
<p>Stratford. I was going for my Lady in the Neighbourhood (I am a Chairman) and I heard this Gentleman cry stop Thief; I saw him run away from the Farmer , and I went and laid hold of him.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prisoner. Who have you to speak to your Character?</p>
<p>Prisoner. The Master I lived with last.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-3-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Seal Engraver; I live next Door to Barbers-hall , in Monkwell street , what Character I can give of him is that about three Years ago he lived with my Father, and then behaved very well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-3-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I only knew the Prisoner when he was at Mr Grittain's while he was there he behaved very well, I know nothing of him since.</p>
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<p>Penton. I was coming from Chelsea on Friday last.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Day or Night?</p>
<p>Penton. As nigh as I can guess, it was about seven o'Clock at Night.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did you come from Chelsea?</p>
<p>Penton. By Buckingham House.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you meet the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Penton. I met him in
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<p>Q. Did any thing pass between you and the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Penton . There was the Duke of Marlborough coming through the Mall, with his two Daughters; not knowing the Gentleman, I asked the Prisoner who that Gentleman wa s, he told me it was the Duke of Marlborough ; after I had asked him this Question, then he said to me, Did not you see four Fellows go before, I have spent my Money with them, now they want to shab me off, with that he said he should be glad of my Company , if I would go and drink with him; he very much insisted on it, with that I told him I had no Money to spend, and I was going home, that I had been out for most Part of Day; with that he asked me if I would go a-cross Hyde-Park with him, to a Friend of his in Grosvenor-square , or Grosvenor Street ; as we were going over the Park, he amused me with the pleasant moving of the Clouds in the Air, and began to sing a Song as he was going over the Park; when I came near to the Place where I was to go with him, he asked me if I would go to see the Place where the Men were buried that were shot, as soon as ever I came there, he knocked me down; after that , he took away my Hat and Wig, and Penknife out of my Pocket, I had no Money; and as I lay upon the Ground, he clapped his Knee upon my Stomach, and said, if I would not consent to let him buggar me , he would kill me.</p>
<p>Q. What became of him?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290005"/>Penton . I got a Serjeant to take him; being pursued, he dropped the Wig as he was running away; by struggling, I got away from him; the Soldiers heard the Cry of Murder; I was not a great Way from the Magazine in Hyde-park.</p>
<p>Court . So the Soldiers came to your Assistance?</p>
<p>Penton. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. How many came to your Assistance?</p>
<p>Penton. I cannot say how many.</p>
<p>Court . Was he taken immediately?</p>
<p>Penton. He was taken that same Night after I was conducted out of the Park.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing more to say with Respect to the Robbery?</p>
<p>Penton. No more to say.</p>
<p>Court to Penton . What are you?</p>
<p>Penton. I am a Barber and Peruke maker; I live along with Mr Taylor; I went out, not being well, to take a walk.</p>
<p>Corneliu Smith. I am a Serjeant. I was in the Magazine Yard on Friday last, and about a Quarter after Eight in the Evening, I heard a prodigious Cry of Murder several Times ; I charged three or four Men upon Guard, immediately to take their Arms , and we made up to the Place where the Cry of Murder was, and when I came there, I found this
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<interp inst="t17470429-4-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had given of him, brought him Prisoner to me; when he was brought to the Guard. I charged him with this Robbery, and he said he was not guilty of it, I told him I could not discharge him, he was certainly the Man .</p>
<p>Q. How came you to think he was the Man?</p>
<p>Smith . By the Description Penton had given of him, as having white Stockings and black Garden, very clean his Stockings were; then after I had searched him, I said you had better confess the Fact a considerable deal , than to keep it in your Breast; I have got an Account where Penton lives, and I'll send to him To-morrow Morning. I said to him if you will confess I'll discharge you from your Confinement; at last, says he, Serjeant , will you be true to me? I said I would; he said, then I would speak with you in the Court; then we went into a square Court within side of the Magazine, when we came there, he said you must give me your Hand, and swear to be true to me; so I gave him my Hand and Oath, I said, by G - d, if you will confess the Robbery, I'll discharge you from your Confinement; with that he said, I have got the Hat about me , with that he put his Hand behind him, and brought out this Hat; so I said, where is the Penknife? he said he had dropped the Penknife getting over the Tenterbook Gate ; so he wanted me to discharge him, to be as good as my Word; so I said I could not, so ordered him into the Guard-Room.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to make him these Promises?</p>
<p>Smith. I did it in order to bring him to a Confession .</p>
<p>Court. What to swear by your Maker, that if a Man will discover , you will discharge him; then to tell him you could not do it, but to bring him here for the Reward; if there was no Reward, it would be a different Case; you did a very ill thing, to make an Oath and then to break it: What Foundation have the Jury to believe you, but that you are upon your Oath? You are telling them that you have no Regard to an Oath .</p>
<p>Smith. So I ordered him into the Guard-Room , and told him I could not release him; the next Morning I went to the Tenterbook Gate , to find the Penknife, according as he said he had dropped it; I could not find it there, then he said he had dropped it out of his Pocket in running, but could not tell where it was .</p>
<p>Q. Did you send for Penton the next Morning ?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes, but he was not forth coming, nor could not be found till the Prisoner was before the Court Martial .</p>
<p>Q. What Direction did Penton give you to find him ?</p>
<p>Smith. At Mr Rocher's , or in Cuper's Gardens .</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-4-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the Prisoner; after conducting the young Man out of the Park, I took him and brought him to the Guard-room, and was present when he delivered the Hat; he, the next Morning, said if he had known it would have come to that pass, I should not have brought him alive, he would have stabbed himself, and he did attempt to run a Sword into his Belly; in the Night-Time he took a Boynnet, and would have destroyed himself , that he should be caught so fondistily .</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-4-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Was you one that helped to take him? Did you see him produce any thing ?</p>
<p>Maddock . I saw him produce the Hat .</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290006"/>Q. Have you known the Prisoner for any Time?</p>
<p>Maddock. I knew him at the Tower some Time ago, but I knew no Good nor Harm of him, only an ill Name to be sure he had.</p>
<p>Court . Prisoner, what have you to say to this Charge?</p>
<p>Prisoner . My Lord, I had been up in Tyburn Road, coming through Hyde park gate, as it was my nearest Way to my Quarters, I found this Hat by the Way, he took me down to the Guard Room, and found the Hat upon me; Penton comes down and consented for me to be tried by a Court-Martial, and said for half a Guinea he would make it up with me; so he fetches a Warrant , and swears three times more before the Justice against me, than he did before the Court-Martial .</p>
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<p>Q. When was this ?</p>
<p>Tedman. I can't say justly, it might be about five or six Weeks ago.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you going?</p>
<p>Tedman . Into a House in James's-street, near the Hay-market .</p>
<p>Q. What is the House?</p>
<p>Tedman. They sell Liquor, I believe 'tis a bad House .</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Tedman. I am a Farmer.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Night was it you came into this House ?</p>
<p>Tedman . It was late at Night.</p>
<p>Q. What did you go into this House for?</p>
<p>Tedman. I was fuddled, I was like other fuddled Men, I wanted more Liquor .</p>
<p>Q. Was you by yourself when you came to this Place?</p>
<p>Tedman. Yes .</p>
<p>Q. What then ?</p>
<p>Tedman. The Woman of the House would have me go to Bed; I went and laid down upon the Bed, and this Woman came and laid down by me. I knew very well I had that Money in my Pocket , and I found her Hand in my Pocket, I am positive of it.</p>
<p>Q. Was your Cloaths on ?</p>
<p>Tedman. Yes, my Lord , and this Woman came and lay by me.</p>
<p>Q. What Money had you when you lay down?</p>
<p>Tedman. I looked at my Money just when I went into the House, and I had five Guinea, two Half Guineas, and a Thirty-six Shilling Piece and some Half-pence in another Pocket .</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay in the House before you went up Stairs?</p>
<p>Tedman. I went up Stairs directly as soon as I came into the House.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you laid on the Bed before this Woman came?</p>
<p>Tedman. She came directly .</p>
<p>Q. Did you desire her to come?</p>
<p>Tedman. No, my Lord, she came of her own Accord, and lay down by me, and I felt her Hand in my Pocket ; she took my Money out, and absconded directly .</p>
<p>Q. What did you do upon that?</p>
<p>Tedman. Then I came down Stairs directly, and went out of the House.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say nothing about it ?</p>
<p>Tedman. I said nothing to no Body, but went and laid down at another House all Night, and went to that House again in the Morning, and said such a one has picked my Pocket; the Woman of the House said, I wondered she went away in such a hurry, I thought she had done something amiss, I was not above half an Hour in the House the whole Time .</p>
<p>Court . If you was in Liquor, how could you remember all this? When you felt the Prisoner's Hand in your Pocket, and missed your Money immediately , did you not endeavour so apprehend her ?</p>
<p>Tedman. It was late, and I did not .</p>
<p>Q. When you felt her Hand in your Pocket , did you make no Resistance? you let her have it, you never opposed her?</p>
<p>Tedman. No, my Lord, I did not .</p>
<p>Q. Was you acquainted with her before ?</p>
<p>Tedman. Yes my Lord, several Times; I knew her about the Place, my Hay-cart stands opposite the House .</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been acquainted with the Prisoner ?</p>
<p>Tedman . I can't say, my Lord.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290007"/>Court . You had some Kindness for her, perhaps, that made you willing to let her have your Money ? Have you any thing further?</p>
<p>Tedman . Here is a Witness; when we found her the next Day, she owned the Money, and gave me Six pence as Part of the Money.</p>
<p>Q. What is Name of the Person that keeps this House?</p>
<p>Tedman. Her Name is Goodroad.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner . You hear what the Witness says ?</p>
<p>Prisoner . He swears wrongfully against me, I was not with him .</p>
<p>Q. to Tedman. You say it was late, was it Twelve or One?</p>
<p>Tedman. I don't know but it might, my Lord.</p>
<p>A Witness. I was with Tedman the next Day, when he found the Woman, and she said she found the Money upon the Bed, and that she gave a Six and thirty Piece to one, and two Guineas to another ; and that she had bought Cloaths with the rest; Tedman asked her if she had none left ; yes, said she, I have Six-pence left, and gave it him.</p>
<p>Q. to Tedman. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Tedman. At a Place called St John's Wood .</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner . What do you say for yourself ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. There was another young Woman that lived in the House, she asked me to go up Stairs with her to help her make the Bed, then she took up a Thirty-six Shilling Piece in particular , and some other Gold, and said, here's Money; I said how should Money come there ? Please yes, my Lord, she gave, me three Guineas and an Half to buy me some Cloaths, and I laid it out in Cloaths; and, my Lord , I have been robbed of all my Cloaths; the Prosecutor did say he would take the other young Woman up, he said she ought to be punished ; the Prosecutor went from that House to the next Bawdy-house in the same Street; the Bawd stripped me of what Cloaths I did buy, and never sent me a bit of Bread, since I have been in Goal .</p>
<p>The Prisoner to Tedman . Have not I been with you a great many Times ? did I ever wrong you of a Farthing?</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Who are your Parents?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am not ashamed to own who my Parents were; my Father was a wholesale Carcase Butcher, at the Corner of Cow-cross .</p>
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<p>Q. Who does the Gown and Petticoat belong to?</p>
<p>Lawrence. To my Wife; and I lost two Pair of Worsted Stockings and a Linen Handkerchief .</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose them from?</p>
<p>Lawrence. Out of my Lodging .</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar, with respect to these things?</p>
<p>Lawrence. I lost them the 11th of April, I did not see her take them; she dropped them at the Bottom of the Stairs, then she run away.</p>
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<p>Short. Next Door to the King's head, in Queen's-Street Bloomsbury , my Mother and Father keeps the House, and Lawrence lodges at our House; I was going up Stairs , so I called at one of our Lodger's Room (about seven o'Clock at Night) one Mr Boyce, and as we were talking together, he says , Daniel, there is some Body coming down Stairs; so I went and looked, and saw the Woman coming down Stairs .</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Woman?</p>
<p>Short. Yes, the Prisoner is the Woman.</p>
<p>Q. Had she these things in her Hand ?</p>
<p>Short. Yes, she had these things, and I cried out, Mother, a Thief! she was below Stairs .</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner do then?</p>
<p>Short. She ran down Stairs, and stared me in the Face.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her throw down the things ?</p>
<p>Short. Yes, and my Mother and a Boy pursued her.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after did they take her?</p>
<p>Short. Not long, I believe, about five or six Minutes .</p>
<p>Court. Are you sure that is the very Woman you saw coming down Stairs?</p>
<p>Short. Yes, I am sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. Was it quite Day light?</p>
<p>Short. It was middling.</p>
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<p>Short. I am his Mother-in-law .</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say to the Fact that the Prisoner at the Bar is charged with?</p>
<p>Short. I sent the Boy up Stairs on an Errand, and he stayed about five Minutes; and he cried out, Mother , there is a Thief! I ran up Stairs, and saw the
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<p>Boyce. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of any Goods taken out of the House?</p>
<p>Boyce. On the 11th of April , the Boy, a former Witness, came up Stairs to me; I said to the Boy , there is some Body gone up Stairs, I suppose 'tis Mr Lawrence; while the Boy and I were talking, I thought I heard some Body come softly down Stairs, so the Boy opens the Door, and cries out , Mother, here's a Thief; when I came down, the Cloaths were at the Bottom of the Stairs; as soon as I came to the Door, this Gentleman that lives opposite to us, he was leaning over the Door; I said, do you know which Way the Woman ran? he told me; with that I ran after her, and turned the next Turning, and I saw the Woman running in the middle of the Street, and I called out Stop Thief! with that she partly stopped herself, so I overtook her, but she denied it ; when I came up to her, she seemed to be quite out of Breath .</p>
<p>Burgess Wilson. I live opposite to Mrs Short's, I was leaning ever the Hatch, the 11th of April, about seven o'Clock at Night, and I saw the Prisoner come out of the House; she run very fast, and turned the Corner on the Left-hand .</p>
<p>Q. to the Prisoner . What have you to say for yourself ?</p>
<p>Prisoner . My Lord, I have a Husband abroad; I had lost a Child with one , that was sick, and as I was going along the Street, one cried Stop Thief ! I do not know, where they live.</p>
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<p>Q. What then?</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<p>Lyon . I gave Silver for two half Guineas; I had a crooked one before Candle-lighting, and a smooth one after; when my Husband came up to me, he said I was very careless to leave half a Guinea on the Ground; I said I left them in the Box; when he came down, John was a good while in the Bar, in order to find it; he had him into the other Room, then we went into the Room, and my Mother had hold of his Hands, and the Bag was turned out, and there was half a Guinea .</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
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<p>Q. What have you to say against the Prisoners at the Bar ?</p>
<p>Sainsbury. One of them took them off my Bed.</p>
<p>Q. Which of them ?</p>
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<p>Q. Have you found your Sheets again?</p>
<p>Sainsbury. I was told where they had sold them , and I have them again .</p>
<p>Q. Who told you where they were sold?</p>
<p>Sainsbury. A little Boy that watched them, one that I believe had no Hand in it.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say to the other two?</p>
<p>Sainsbury. They were all concerned together in selling of them .</p>
<p>Q. What is the Boy, Witherington?</p>
<p>Sainsbury. He has neither Father nor Mother.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Q. How came you to buy a Pair of Sheets of such a Boy?</p>
<p>Adams. He told me a plausible Story, that his Father and Mother were lately dead , and the Goods were left to his Brother, and he had sent him to sell these Sheets .</p>
<p>Q. Where are the Sheets?</p>
<p>Adams. I delivered them to Mrs Sainsbury .</p>
<p>Q. What were the Sheets worth ?</p>
<p>Adams. About five Shillings.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you know of your own Knowledge?</p>
<p>Lewis. The Quarter of Lamb was my Property; I hung the Lamb by for a particular Customer ; I know my Servant's dressing, and my Servant see him drop it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-9-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was brushing the Side block down, and there were two Women cheapening a Bit of Meat with my Mistress; while my Mistress's Back was turned, the Woman cried, Mistress, Mistress, a Man has got a Leg of Mutton ; I cried Stop Thief! and I caught him about four or five Doors from our House .</p>
<p>Q. What did he drop?</p>
<p>Collet. The Quarter of Lamb.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that was the Person?</p>
<p>Collet. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take up that Lamb that you see him drop?</p>
<p>Collet. I did not take it up, but I saw it brought back .</p>
<p>Q. What became of it, did you show it to your Master ?</p>
<p>Collet. Yes, my Lord, and I took him to the Watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. When you had him to the Watch-house, what did he say then?</p>
<p>Collet. He said he never meddled with it.</p>
<p>Q. How far was you from him when this Lamb was dropped down?</p>
<p>Collet. I was just coming out of the Door, and I saw him drop it, and I pushed by directly; and I came back directly when this Lamb was brought in, I believe it was some Customer picked it up; it was the first Grass Lamb we had this Year.</p>
<p>Court . Then you don't know who those Women were.</p>
<p>Collet. No, my Lord, I don't know where they live.</p>
<p>Lewis. This Fellow returned from Transportation the first of February last; whether he staid his full Time , I cannot tell. Mr. Alderman Davis spoke of being here , I expected to have seen him here. The People that saw the Prisoner take it, thought it was a Leg of Mutton; they cried, the Man has taken a Leg of Mutton . This Fellow has an exceeding bad Character .</p>
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<p>Jones. They took two Hoop-petticoats from my Shop the 10th of February; the Whalebone one belonged to
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
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<p>Barrack. On the 10th Day of February, about eight o'Clock in the Evening, I saw two Women running along the Strand, with each of them a Hoop-petticoat under their Arm, and they went up Helmet-Court, next Door to my House; I told my Daughter I believed they had stole two Hoop-petticoats, for there was none in that Court that wore such. When I went up the Court, they were rolling of them up; when I came to them, I took hold of each Hoop-petticoat , I told them I believed they had stole them; upon that one of them says to the other, take my Hoop-petticoat , and I will go and call my Mistress that will tell how I came by them. It was
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<p>Q. What did you do then?</p>
<p>Barrack. Then I brought the other Prisoner,
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<p>- Mason, Constable. About eight o'Clock at Night , the 10th of February, Mr Barrack sent to my House, and desired I would come to his House , for he had stopped a Thief ; I carried her before Justice Burdus, the Justice ordered me to lock her up that Night, and bring her the next Day to be examined. As I saw a great many Hoops in Mrs Jones's Shop, I asked her whether she had lost any Hoops, she said she could not tell whether she had or no; I told her about ten o'Clock a Person would be before the Justice, and she might see two Hoops.</p>
<p>Court . In the first Place
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<p>Capell. I met Goff , and she desired me to go a little Way with her, and she would make me Amends for it.</p>
<p>Goff . I know of no such Thing.</p>
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<p>Rhodes. Yes, Sir; on the 3d of April she took a six and thirty Piece from me .</p>
<p>Q. How long did she live with you?</p>
<p>Rhodes. Just a Week.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that she took it?</p>
<p>Rhodes. It was found upon her in her Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was your's ?</p>
<p>Rhodes. My Daughter said she should not go out till we had look'd over and over, which we did at nine o'Clock; when we missed it, we went to see for her Pocket about eleven o'Clock at Night, where we found it. I must say this, I keep a Bottle of Rum, and she had laid hold upon this; I had a very good Character of her from Newington Causey .</p>
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<p>Q. to Easter Dunston. What have you to say of the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Dunston. I have known her for above three Years, she lived near two Years a Servant with me, and I have entrusted her, have left my Keys with her, with all I had in the World, and never found any thing amiss of her in my Life.</p>
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<p>Tomlinson. In Harp lane, Tower-street.</p>
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<p>Court. Then the Prisoner at the Bar would have been employed to work about them?</p>
<p>Tomlinson. He was to take the Houses himself, and repair them at his own Charge; he was first to go and look over the House to take an Estimate, then to take a Lease. I have nothing farther, than that the Sink was broke out from the Wall; they tell me there were two in Company with him.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner come to you to have Liberty from you to survey these Houses?</p>
<p>Tomlinson . Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Court . You do not know he had any Company with him ?</p>
<p>Tomlinson. There was a Man with him when he came to my House the 24th of this Month.</p>
<p>Q. Was this Lead missing the 24th?</p>
<p>Tomlinson. No, my Lord, it was not missing till the Day following.</p>
<p>Prisoner to the Witness. Did you see me take the Lead away?</p>
<p>Tomlinson. No.</p>
<p>Court. But he saw Lead missing from the Sink in the Room.</p>
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<p>Marriot I know the Prisoner at the Bar and another Man came to my House at three o'Clock in the Afternoon, he said he was taking an old House upon Lease, and he should have a large Quantity of Lead; I said he had better then let it alone altogether, he said there was a little Cistern which perhaps some of the Workmen would steal. I was speaking to a Person in the Neighbourhood of a Man that was taken for robbing the Mail, and they replied, a Man is taken for stealing Lead out of our back Houses; I replied, What Sort of Men were they? They said there were two of them, but one is gone away so on Monday I went down to see if this Lead measured with the Place, and I saw it exactly tallied. I gave him for it after the Rate of 11 s. per Hundred .</p>
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<p>Q. What Time did you lock him in?</p>
<p>Gosling. My Lord, they came about eight o'Clock in the Morning, and took this Lead, and they came a sec ond Time, that I locked him in.</p>
<p>Tomlinson. When this Man came to me, he said that he was an House-keeper, and lived in Old-street Square, and I might enquire a Character of him at the Cook in Old street Square.</p>
<p>[This was a Reply to one of the Prisoner's Witnesses, who said he had lodged with her for four or five Months. Two or three of his Witnesses gave him a good Character, but he had little to say for himself.]</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-13-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar ?</p>
<p>Granger . Yes, Sir; I was sent for from Home down to Gravel-lane to Justice Mainwaring , for that they had got a Person that had stole some of my Deals; and when I came there; he shewed me the Place where he had carried them.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say before the Justice?</p>
<p>Granger . He owned before the Justice that he took two whole Deals, and three half Deals.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he say he took them from?</p>
<p>Granger. From my Works in
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<p>Q. What is the Prisoner's Character?</p>
<p>Granger. A bad Man I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-14-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming Home, and I saw the Prisoner with two Hand-saws coming out of my Shop door; I pursued him, and cried out stop Thief, and he dropped them about three Doors from my own House. This was the 26th of April, it is mentioned the 27th, between 12 and 1 at Noon, he took them from a Room behind the Shop; I laid them there, because I lost three out of the Shop about two Weeks before; I followed him and cried out stop Thief, and he dropped them three Doors beyond my Shop. I left the Saws in the Street, and I took him when he had run about an hundred Yards.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he drop them?</p>
<p>Hunter. In Westharding-street , I saw the Saws under his Coat , and here is a Witness that saw him besides ; I did not lose Sight of him, and I knew him by haunting the Shop the Night before. I live in Westharding-street , in the Parish of St. Brides .</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-14-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the Prisoner at the Bar run when the Man cried stop Thief, and the Man dropped the Saws .</p>
<p>Q. Did you take the Saws up?</p>
<p>Rowlins. I saw him drop them, I followed him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see him?</p>
<p>Rowlins. I saw him out of one Pair of Stairs Window , I looked through the Window, and saw them both run. I saw the Saws flung down in the Middle of the Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-14-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the Prisoner drop the Saws just by my Master's Shop, and I took them up.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. What do you say to this?</p>
<p>Prisoner . A Man told me there was a Press-Gang that made me run, and the Gentleman stopped me, and accused me with the Saws , but this was a great Way from his Shop.</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-15-person147" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . What do you know concerning this Matter ?</p>
<p>Isaacson . I did not see the Things taken away, there was a Silk Gown, one Pair of Shoes , a Pair of Stockings, a quilted Coat, and Part of a black Velvet Cap, and a Pair of Gloves , a Straw Hat, and the Handkerchief that they were tied up in, &c.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose these ?</p>
<p>Isaacson. In Bishopgate street, I gave them to the Porter to put them into the Hackney Coach, I was just come out of the Cambridge Stage-Coach .</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Isaacson. Three Weeks ago Yesterday.</p>
<p>Court . You gave them to the Porter to put into the Coach , you did not see them?</p>
<p>Isaacson. I gave them to the Porter to put into the Coach , what he did with them I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Did they take them out of the Stage-Coach ?</p>
<p>Isaacson. The Porter brought them into the Inn to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go into the Hackney Coach before the things were put in?</p>
<p>Isaacson. Before I went into the Coach, he cried out Stop Thief! he said a Man was about to take my Bundle away; with that, I was frightened upon his crying stop Thief; and he said the Man had dropped the Bundle into the Coach again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go into this Hackney Coach ?</p>
<p>Isaacson Yes, after that.</p>
<p>Court. When you went into the Coach the things were there?</p>
<p>Isaacson. Yes, the things were in the Coach?</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner . You say you came up in the Cambridge Coach, and brought these things out of the Country? You desired this Porter to put them into the Hackney Coach , do you know whether he did put them in? I ask you when you come to go in the Hackney Coach, were not these things there ?</p>
<p>Isaacson. Yes.</p>
<p>Council. And you don't know they were out, who is the Coachman?</p>
<p>Isaacson. This is the Man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-15-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> -work. I am Porter and Book-keeper belonging to the Cambridge Coach; and I was desired by this Gentlewoman, to call a London Hack; I fetched the things out of the Room, and put them into the Coach, and the Prisoner at the Bar was taking the things on the other Side; I saw him take hold of the things, I spoke to him, and he dropped them; I cried after him, Stop Thief! and I knocked him down in the middle of the Street; he moved them out of the Place , when I spoke, he dropped them into the Coach again ; they lay the Top of the Edge of the Coach ; I have lost a pretty many things, and I am obliged to look very narrowly; I called out to him . What Business have you with those things? I kept Sight of him, he run just across the Street; I run up to him and knocked him down.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290013"/>Council. What else did you do, did you put him into an Horsepond?</p>
<p>Southwark. No.</p>
<p>Council. What Time of the Night was this?</p>
<p>Southwark. It was about eight o'Clock; it was about the Grey of the Evening.</p>
<p>Council. Where was the Coachman?</p>
<p>Southwark. The Coachman might be seven or eight Yards from the Door, he was in the Street.</p>
<p>Council. Was it not light enough to see what a Man was doing?</p>
<p>Southwark. It was light enough for that, or I should not have seen him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any near him? Was there not People about, passing on all Sides? I suppose you had turned your Back to the Coach?</p>
<p>Southwark. No, my Lord, I stepped out backward, one Foot was on the Step of the Coach, and the other on the Ground.</p>
<p>Q. Who took them off the Seat?</p>
<p>Southwark When I spoke to him, he dropped them and ran, I never lost Sight of the Man; when I had him down, the Coachman came and laid hold of him as well as myself after he was down.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Will you ask this Witness any Questions ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. What I have to say is, one Mrs Riley came to me and said, one
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<interp inst="t17470429-15-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> owed her 4 l. 15 s. I cannot be positive to a Shilling. She asked me if I knew an Officer that would arrest him; I took this Writ out for one
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<interp inst="t17470429-15-person150" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I was to decoy him out of the City into Middlesex, in order to arrest him. Mr Pincher and one
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<interp inst="t17470429-15-person151" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> were with us; as we were coming along, this Man knocked me down, and kicked me; I said, Friend, What do you mean? D - n you, he said, you are a Bailiff, you shall be ducked; then he pulled me down the Bull-Inn , he took me into the House, and he said I had pulled a Bundle out of the Coach; I said if I have done that , don't kick me and beat me.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-15-person152" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Was you present at this Time that has been given an Account of, when Swift went after this Fellow that was to have been arrested?</p>
<p>Pincher. Yes, Sir, I was.</p>
<p>Council . How near was you to this Place in Bishopgate-street ? Give an Account of what you saw when you came there.</p>
<p>Pincher. Mrs Gardner, Mr Kent, Riley, and Swift, came out together in order to arrest Harper, we went, in order to find him, to the Bull-head; I says to Swift, I believe there he is on the other Side of the Way.</p>
<p>Q. And did he run over?</p>
<p>Pincher. I saw him run over.</p>
<p>Council. Was you near this Hackney Coach?</p>
<p>Pincher. I saw him run by it, no otherwise.</p>
<p>Council. When you saw him run by the Hackney Coach, did you see the Porter?</p>
<p>Pincher. Yes, this very Man, and he said to Swift, you have robbed the Coach, you are a Bailiff's Follower , you shall be ducked ; d - n him he is a Bailiff's Follower, we will take him and duck him. I said to the Plaintiff, Mrs Riley, let us get away, we shall be served the same Sauce; we came back in about an Hour, and we heard he was gone to the Compter, and I said, G - d d - n you, tell me for what.</p>
<p>Council to
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<interp inst="t17470429-15-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Where was you? Was you at this Transaction? Did you go with Mrs Riley? Who were you in Wait for?</p>
<p>Kent. The Officer is my Acquaintance, they were to arrest one Harper.</p>
<p>Council. Was you got up to the Hackney Coach when Pincher gave that Word? Did you see the Prisoner along the Side of the Coach?</p>
<p>Kent. I saw him run by the Coach.</p>
<p>Council. Then if he had stopped to take any thing up, you must have seen him?</p>
<p>Kent. I must have seen him.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs Gardner. Was you present at this Time in Bishopsgate street? How near was you to this Coach?</p>
<p>Gardner. About fifteen or sixteen Yards, and I heard the Officer say to Swift, run over, I believe he is there at the other Side of the Coach.</p>
<p>Council. When Pincher said there is the Fellow on the other Side of the Way, run and see, were they then got up to the Hackney Coach when Pincher gave this Word of Command to run? Did he stop at the Hackney Coach?</p>
<p>Gardner. He did not, I heard somebody cry out, Stop him ! Stop him ! he is a Bailiff's Follower .</p>
<p>Council to
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<interp inst="t17470429-15-person154" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I think you had some Demands against Harper? You went along with Mr Pincher in order to catch him, when you came into Bishopsgate-street, was Swift along with you?</p>
<p>Riley. Upon my Oath he was.</p>
<p>Council . When Pincher gave the Word, was he near the Coach?</p>
<p>Riley. He flew like Lightning.</p>
<p>Council. I ask you whether he stopped at the Hackney Coach?</p>
<p>Riley. He never was nor never put his Hand near the Coach.</p>
<p>Council . Was there any Outcry ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290014"/>Riley. Yes, Sir, the Cry was, Bailiffs, take him into the Yard and duck him.</p>
<p>Q. to - Blackburn. How long have you known Swift?</p>
<p>Blackburn. I have known him near three Years, he has dealt with me, I am a Grocer and Oilman, and I deal in Wood; he has dealt with me, laid out about 18 l. I have often gone by his House, and I have seen him at work.</p>
<p>Q. What Character does he bear?</p>
<p>Blackburn. I never heard but that he was an industrious Man.</p>
<p>Renten. I have known him upwards of two Years, and I have entrusted him with many Things of Value.</p>
<p>Q. What Character does he bear?</p>
<p>Renten . That of an honest Man.</p>
<p>Smith. I have known him six Years, and the People that I have heard speak of him, speak well of him; what I saw of him was, that he behaved well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-15-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I entrusted him to take in Money for me, I have allowed him about 2 s. in the Pound: Since he has been confined, he had the Value of 40 l. in his Hands, and what he gave me an Account of, I found every thing to be true to a Half-penny.</p>
<p>Goddard. I have known the Prisoner two Years, I live in Covent-garden.</p>
<p>Q. What Character does the Prisoner bear?</p>
<p>Goddard. He is an Ivory Turner, the Character he bears is a very honest one.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>Smith. That same Night, about ten o'Clock; somebody came to the House for some small Beer, the Prisoner had left the Door open when she went away.</p>
<p>Q. When did you meet with her afterwards?</p>
<p>Smith. Five Weeks afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you meet with her?</p>
<p>Smith. In Tyburn-Road, she had got the Shift and Petticoat; and the Gown, Apron, and Cap she confessed she had sold. She said if we would let her go, she would tell where the Gown was sold.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Smith. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Smith. We live at Hyde-Park Corner, I was to give the Prisoner 1 s. a Week to look after my Child. I work at Gentlemens Houses.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose any thing lately?</p>
<p>Smith. I lost a Linen Gown, &c. I went but I could not find the Place nor the Woman neither, where she said she had sold it.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. They gave the Things for my Wages</p>
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<p>Ellis. On the 24th of March last, in the Evening, I was coming from Leaden-hall , this Man, the Prisoner, was behind me, and I felt his Hand in my Pocket; immediately I turned round and said, You Rogue, you have picked my Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner do?</p>
<p>Ellis. I will not swear that he took the Handkerchief out of my Pocket, I will swear he had his Hand in my Pocket, and I caught hold of his Hand, and then I saw my Handkerchief down on the Ground; I took hold of him directly, and said he had picked my Pocket; I took my Handkerchief off the Ground just by him and I.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. What will you have him asked?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask him whether there were no other Persons passing and repassing .</p>
<p>Ellis. I felt his Hand in my Pocket, and seized him.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Have you any Witnesses?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have none but my Master, and he is out of Town.</p>
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<p>Q. What was the Handkerchief?</p>
<p>Addis. An India Silk Handkerchief.</p>
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<p>Fisher. Please your Lordship, the Prisoner came into my Yard to Day, between nine and ten in the Morning; I live in Pearl-court, White-Fryars , and at the same Time I took them from her.</p>
<p>Q. Who was there in your Yard?</p>
<p>Fisher. No Body but I; she went through the Entry, and a cross the Kitchen, and upon the Kitchen Step, she stood and dragged them off the Line.</p>
<p>Q. What Stockings were there?</p>
<p>Fisher. There were nine Cotton, and three Pair of Thread, Gentlemens Stockings.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw her take these Stockings from the Line, what did you do?</p>
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<p>Mayhew. For stealing of Check, the 30th of March.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Mayhew . The Corner of Woodstreet.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against the Prisoner with respect to this Loss ?</p>
<p>Mayhew. The Prisoner took it the 30th of March; I can't say that I saw her take it; I called my Wife to serve her; she came into my Shop under a Pretence to be a Customer, I saw her take it down to look upon it, I did not see her take it away.</p>
<p>Q. When did you find it again?</p>
<p>Mayhew . The very next Morning, she past by the Door with the Check under her Arm; I took her and brought her back with the Check under her Arm; I know it to be my own by a particular Mark that it has.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Mayhew . The Prisoner at the Bar came into my Shop, the 30th of March, when I came down, she had got a Piece of Check in her Hand, which was not that which was lost; we differed about the Price; she told me that a Gardener's Wife at Hackney had bought it for 10 d. and I asked two and twenty Pence for it; well, says she, I am going as far as Knightrider-street, and I will have a couple of Aprons, and I will buy a Gown of this thing; I saw this Piece of Check upon the Compter, while she was in the Shop; that which she was bargaining for, was of another Sort; she said, I'll call when I come back; I said good Woman do you know the Shop? she said yes; after she was gone, I was clearing the Compter; I said, Mr Mayhew , where's that Piece of Check? I don't know, says he; I said then that Woman has it; the next Day she locked up over the Bulk of the Door, and I said she had got the Check under her Arm; we could not swear to the Length; so Mr Mayhew , my Spouse, brought her back , and that Check I can prove to be my own; this happened to be a Piece I have had a pretty while, that no Body liked it; that I had it often before my Eyes.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have got People that have known me from an Infant, to speak for me.</p>
<p>Court . Have you got any Friends to give an Account how you came by that Piece of Check?</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<p>Hunt. Above thirty Years, she always behaved very well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-22-person197" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner these 40 Years, I never knew her do any thing amiss in my Life; she has lived in a good Way within these two or three Years; she has been ailing, she has been in Place and out of Place.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-23-person202" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-23-person202" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Have you lost any Gown?</p>
<p>Cole. Yes, on the 19th of March I lost a Cotton Gown.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose it from?</p>
<p>Cole. It was lost out of the Yard, Sir, in the Neighbourhood where I hung it to dry.</p>
<p>Q. When did you find it?</p>
<p>Cole. We found it the next Day; she owned it the same Day that she took it; she knew it was mine.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the Gown upon her?</p>
<p>Cole. No, my Lord, she pawned it; she brought me to the Place where she had pawned it for Five Shillings.</p>
<p>Q. What is the Worth of it?</p>
<p>Cole. It was worth 10 s. it was the first Time it was wetted ; it cost me 15 s.</p>
<p>Q. What is this Woman, do you know her?</p>
<p>Cole. She lives in the Neighbourhood; she goes a Charing.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, the Woman where she carried it to dry, sent me with it to pawn.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-23-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar? Do you keep a Pawnbroker's Shop?</p>
<p>Bowing. I don't, but my Father does, he keeps a Pawnbroker's Shop in East Smithfield.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner ?</p>
<p>Bowing. She has brought things several times for the same Person, she pawned it in the Name of Gregory.</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<p>Savage. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Savage. In
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<p>Q. Did you lose any thing?</p>
<p>Savage. I lost a Cambrick Hood, worth 6 s. a white Apron 3 s. an India Handkerchief 6 d. a Suit of double laced Pinners , worth 7 s.</p>
<p>Q. Where were these things?</p>
<p>Savage. On the Top of a Chest of Drawers; they were Goods brought from washing.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>Savage. Last Sunday .</p>
<p>Q. When did you see them before?</p>
<p>Savage. To the best of my Knowledge I saw them the Thursday before; I found the Hood, but the other things were all sold.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find the Hood?</p>
<p>Savage. With Mr Bokham.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner confess the taking of these things?</p>
<p>Savage. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suspect her?</p>
<p>Savage. I hired her while I was ill, to wind a few Quills .</p>
<p>Q. After you lost the things, did she continue, or did she go away?</p>
<p>Savage. After she took the things, she went away and did not come again.</p>
<p>Q. When was she taken up?</p>
<p>Savage. Last Monday.</p>
<p>Q. Was you with her before the Justice ?</p>
<p>Savage. She confessed both before and at the Justice's , every thing she took ; that she had given them to another Woman, and I took a Warrant out for her, but she had locked up her Door, and I could not find her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she confess she took the things off from your Chest of Drawers ?</p>
<p>Savage. She took the Hood and the Pinners off the Drawers, and she confessed she pawned the Hood for 2 Shilling.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-24-person210" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Headborough. Did you take this Woman up?</p>
<p>Saul . Yes, on Monday Night.</p>
<p>Q. Did she confess any thing to you?</p>
<p>Saul: Yes, she did acknowledge she took the Things, but she did not confess much.</p>
<p>Q. Was you with her before the Justice? What did she confess then?</p>
<p>Saul. She confessed, I believe, most of these things before the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say she pawned them?</p>
<p>Saul. I can't remember the Particulars; but when we asked for it, the Pawnbroker acknowledged it directly.</p>
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<p>203. +
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<p>Q. to
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<p>White. I went in at the Swan to have a Pot of Beer, at the Swan in
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<p>Q. When was it?</p>
<p>White. About a Fortnight ago; in going in for a Pot of Beer, where was the deceased Man, and he said he would give any Body a full Pot of Beer to laugh at this Man at the Bar; I very innocently goes in, and said, for a Pot of Beer I would laugh at him.</p>
<p>Q. And did you laugh at the Prisoner?</p>
<p>White. And when the Pot of Beer came in, I drank to the Man that is deceased, and before I got the Pot of Beer from my Mouth, the Accident happened ; this Man got up to drink some of the Beer , I suppose the deceased Man shoved him, and they went to quarelling; I did not see any Blows struck.</p>
<p>Q. What happened then?</p>
<p>White. The misfortunate Blow that was struck, knocked him down, and there he lay, and he laid for some Time; I saw him lie down and fetch no Breath, nor nothing in the World; I takes him up, and turns him upon his Backside, and I held my Hand under his Chin, till there came a Woman and took him out of my Hands, I saw no more of it.</p>
<p>Q. Was he dead ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290018"/>White. Yes, I saw no Life in him; they burnt a Piece of Rag under his Nose, to see if he would fetch his Breath; that's all I know.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-25-person215" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-25-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Was you there at this Time? Did you know the deceased ?</p>
<p>Mumford. I saw him, but I don't know his Name ?</p>
<p>Q. What did you see done ?</p>
<p>Mumford. I saw him killed with a Blow with the Fist.</p>
<p>Q. By whom?</p>
<p>Mumford. By the Man that was there, whose Name is Cramp .</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Quarrel ?</p>
<p>Mumford. I saw no Quarrel; that Man laid a Wager that he would do with him any three things except fighting .</p>
<p>Q. Who said so?</p>
<p>Mumford. The deceased .</p>
<p>Q. What then?</p>
<p>Mumford . This Man went to take the Beer from the deceased , and the deceased said he should not have his Beer , he should set down; whereupon Cramp, the Prisoner , got up; I did not see the Blow struck, I saw the deceased's Hand up, but I did not see the Blow struck ; the Blow the Prisoner struck was an unfortunate Blow that killed the Man.</p>
<p>Q. Is there no Body here that knew the deceased ?</p>
<p>There was none acknowledged they knew the deceased, by which the Prisoner escaped having any Punishment .</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Where do you live?</p>
<p>Greenhill. In Newport-Market .</p>
<p>Q. What is your Trade ?</p>
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<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>Greenhill. I was called up about two o'Clock the 4th of April , there was
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<p>Q. Did you know him?</p>
<p>Greenhill . No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. It was dark then .</p>
<p>Greenhill. Yes very dark.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be up?</p>
<p>Greenhill. I was called up, and I found him at my Shop Door with a Basket of Tallow .</p>
<p>Q. How much might there be?</p>
<p>Greenhill. I believe about 50 Pounds, value 10 s. when I came down, he was at the Door, and he came into the Shop, and fell down upon his Knees , and begged I would excuse him, for it was the very first Time that he had done any thing of that Kind; I kept him in the Shop, and before he went to the Watch-house, he confessed he had taken such a Basket full before.</p>
<p>Q. What became of your Tallow?</p>
<p>Greenhill. The Basket of Tallow that he had taken last , is at the Constable's, the other is disposed of.</p>
<p>Q. How much did he confess ?</p>
<p>Greenhill. I suppose about the same Quantity .</p>
<p>Q. Have you missed Tallow before ?</p>
<p>Greenhill No, my Lord, I have not missed it</p>
<p>Q. Could you lose such a Parcel , and not miss it?</p>
<p>Greenhill. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of the other Prisoner, Masterman ?</p>
<p>Greenhill. Phillips told me that it was by the Instigation and Persuation of Masterman that he did this? and that he had never known my Shop had it not been for him.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Masterman?</p>
<p>Greenhill. He was at work in my Cellar .</p>
<p>Q. Have you no other Evidence against Masterman but what this Man said?</p>
<p>Greenhill. I know nothing but what this Man said.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing else taken away?</p>
<p>Greenhill. A Bag of Cotton.</p>
<p>Q. Was that at the same Time?</p>
<p>Greenhill. No, my Lord, that was some Time before.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it, or did he confess it ?</p>
<p>Greenhill. Phillips told me, that Masterman had carried Cotton away, and he told me where he had carried it. I believe it to be of the Value of thirty Shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss any Cotton?</p>
<p>Greenhill. I did think one Time I did miss it.</p>
<p>Q. Did
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<p>Greenhill. He did not confess that he was concerned in carrying this Cotton away.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever your Cotton again ?</p>
<p>Greenhill. I hear the Constable has that Parcel of Cotton.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know it when you see it ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290019"/>Greenhill. No, my Lord, I cannot swear to it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing more? Did Masterman confess any thing?</p>
<p>Greenhill. Nothing at all.</p>
<p>Q. How long did Masterman work with you?</p>
<p>Greenhill. The best Part of the Winter ; he worked with me as a Journeyman .</p>
<p>Prisoner. Masterman. Ask Mr Greenhill if I had any Concern with the Tallow, and as for the Cotton I bought it of one Lawson. I never carried an Ounce of Goods out of his House in my Life.</p>
<p>Q. to
<persName id="t17470429-26-person225"> Thomas Greenhill
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person225" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What Kin are you to
<persName id="t17470429-26-person226"> William Greenhill
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person226" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>Greenhill. His Nephew, Sir; on the 4th of April, at two o'Clock in the Morning, I looked down through the Grate as they were at work , when I looked down, the first I saw was
<persName id="t17470429-26-person227"> Edward Phillips
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> walking a cross the Cellar after Masterman , with a Basket on his Shoulder; presently there was a Couple of Shutters put up,
<persName id="t17470429-26-person228"> James Masterman
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person228" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ordered the Boy to put up a Couple of Shutters; the Boy is got away, is not taken , and by putting up the Shutters, I could not look down .</p>
<p>Q. What happened after that?</p>
<p>Greenhill After that, in about five Minutes, they were coming up the Ladder into the Shop, I steps to the other Side of the Way thinking they would come presently, I heard the Door open , and I saw
<persName id="t17470429-26-person229"> Edward Phillips
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person229" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> come out with a Basket of Tallow on his Back.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any body with him?</p>
<p>Greenhill. My Lord, I saw no-body , I stepped up to him, and catched him by the Collar, and asked him whether he was going with that; he replied, For God in Heaven's Sake, it was the first Time; after that, he confessed he had been there once before, and he was to have come the Monday following.</p>
<p>Q. What did he take before?</p>
<p>Greenhill. He had about half an Hundred, and fourteen Pounds, as he told me.</p>
<p>Q. What had he done with it?</p>
<p>Greenhill. He said he had made it into a few Candles to maintain his Family ; he had a large Family he said .</p>
<p>Court . You did not see
<persName id="t17470429-26-person230"> James Masterman
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person230" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> do any thing ?</p>
<p>Greenhill. I cannot say that I saw him touch the Basket .</p>
<p>Court to Phillips, the Prisoner. What have you to say?</p>
<p>Phillips. When he took the Basket of Tallow, I told him I bought it of Mr Greenhill's Apprentice .</p>
<p>Q. to Greenhill. Did he tell you that he bought this Tallow of the Apprentice?</p>
<p>Greenhill. He said he bought it of James and the Apprentice, he said he gave 15 s. for this Parcel, and 15 for the last Parcel.</p>
<p>Q. Who did he say that he paid that Money to.</p>
<p>Greenhill. He said he paid the Apprentice for the first Parcel, and the other to James.</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine the Apprentice?</p>
<p>Greenhill. My Lord, the Money was hid, it was put in between the Checks of a Press and a Box in the Workhouse .</p>
<p>Q. Who shewed you where the Money was?</p>
<p>Greenhill. The Apprentice, he took it out, and this is the 15 s. for the last Parcel, and he said they had spent the Money for the other Parcel.</p>
<p>Court to Phillips. Would you ask the Witness any Questions?</p>
<p>Phillips. My Lord, he took the Money from the Apprentice, and the Apprentice had an Opportunity for two or three Hours in order to escape, to make Examples of us.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to buy it of such Persons ? And how came you to fetch it away at that Time?</p>
<p>Phillips. My Lor d, he told me I might come for it at any Time when it suited me.</p>
<p>Thomas Lloyd I am a Tallow-chandler, I live the other Side of the Water, at the Old Barge-House;
<persName id="t17470429-26-person231"> James Masterman
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person231" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought a Bag of Cotton to my House , I was not at Home.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought it?</p>
<persName id="t17470429-26-person232"> James Masterman
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person232" type="surname" value="Masterman"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person232" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> he waited at a publick House till I came Home; it was about a Month ago.</p>
<p>Q. How much was it?</p>
<p>Lloyd. There was upwards of twenty Pounds of it.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give for it?</p>
<p>Lloyd. I did not buy it of him, my Lord; he asked me to buy it, or if I could tell him any body that would buy it; he told me it came from his Master Greenhill's in Newport-market .</p>
<p>Q. Did he pretend he had any Authority from his Master?</p>
<p>Lloyd. He told me he was to have Part of the Money for selling of it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who did buy it?</p>
<p>Lloyd. He appointed me to come in three Days for an Answer; before the Time was expired, he was taken up; the Cotton was left at my House with a Design to call in three or four Days to see if I would buy it, or knew any body that would buy it; it was
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290020"/> about two Days after he had been with me, that he was taken, then he confessed the Cotton . The Cotton was taken by Mr Greenhill and his Servants from my House.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the Cotton ?</p>
<p>Lloyd. The Constable
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<p>Masterman. My Lord, please to ask the Evidence whether I told him where I got that Cotton; I told him I bought it of one Lawson.</p>
<p>Q. to Lloyd. Did or did he not tell you he bought it of Lawson?</p>
<p>Lloyd. No, my Lord, he did not.</p>
<p>Masterman. I can prove the Delivery of the Cotton, the Man I bought it of is gone out of Town.</p>
<p>Court to Masterman. What have you to say in your Defence? Who do you call?</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person234" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What are you?</p>
<p>Taylor. I am a Publican, I know the Porter that brought a Bag to my House, and left it at my House for some Time; it was a Month or five Weeks ago. This Prisoner at the Bar came to the Porter, and paid him for bringing of it, and gave him a Pint of Beer for his Trouble .</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Day was this Cotton brought?</p>
<p>Taylor. About eleven o'Clock in the Day-time; the Prisoner always behaved very well, I have heard an extraordinary good Character of him.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person235" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What do you know of this Man?</p>
<p>Hutton. I have known him seven Years, and never heard any thing of him but Honesty.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Hutton. I am a Weaver by Trade.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person236" type="given" value="Patrick"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What is your Business?</p>
<p>Mumford. A Victualler.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known this Man?</p>
<p>Mumford. He used to come to our House several Times to see his Acquaintance , I never heard any thing of him but what was very good, before this happened; how true it is, I cannot tell.</p>
<persName id="t17470429-26-person237"> Andrew Ferguson
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person237" type="given" value="Andrew"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Tallow-chandler, I have known the Prisoner, Masterman, three or four Years, he has worked for me, and lodged in my House, and has brought Candles of me , and paid me honestly for them.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Ferguson. No, no farther than that I have seen the Man .</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person239" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What are you?</p>
<p>Sheron . I am a Peruke-maker .</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of this Man?</p>
<p>Sheron . I have known him about two Years, he has a very good Character, and his Relations give him as good a Character as I have heard of any Man .</p>
<persName id="t17470429-26-person240"> Andrew Jones
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person240" type="given" value="Andrew"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Taylor, I have known the Prisoner about a Year, I never heard any thing ill of the Prisoner in my Life before this.</p>
<p>Archibald Brown I am a Sea faring Man, I knew him before he served his Time out, and since, and never heard any thing ill of him .</p>
<p>Masterman. I expected Mr Allen of Wapping , and some others besides, to my Character.</p>
<p>Court to Phillips. Have you any body to call?</p>
<p>Phillips. I rely upon one of the Evidences for my Character, that has known me some Years.</p>
<persName id="t17470429-26-person241"> Thomas Lloyd
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<interp inst="t17470429-26-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner, Phillips, ever since he went an Apprentice.</p>
<p>Q. What Character has he?</p>
<p>Lloyd. I never heard any Ill of him in my Life.</p>
<p>Q. to
<persName id="t17470429-26-person242"> Frances Thomson
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person242" type="surname" value="Thomson"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person242" type="given" value="Frances"/>
<interp inst="t17470429-26-person242" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . What are you?</p>
<p>Thomson. My Father is a Smith, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known this young Man?</p>
<p>Thomson A Year and a half, and I know him to be a very honest Man, as far as ever I saw.</p>
<p>There was no legal Evidence against Masterman , with respect to the Tallow, and the only thing that affected Phillips, was his taking away the Tallow, though that was set forth to him by the Court as a very wrong thing; but then the Prosecution appeared to them to be wrong too, because they should have indicted the Apprentice for selling his Master's Goods that he had no Right to, and the Prisoner should have been indicted for receiving stolen Goods, since the Fact is verified by the Money being produced.</p>
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<p>[The Prisoners were admonished by the Court how they acted such a wicked Part again ; for one to see his Master's Goods embezzled and sold, and the other to buy them in such a Manner ]</p> </div1>
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<p>Please your Lordship, and you, Gentlemen of the Jury , I am of Council in this Cause for the Crown, and you will see the strongest Reasons to support this Prosecution; it is for a wicked Fact charged upon the Prisoner, a Rape upon the Body of
<persName id="t17470429-28-person249"> Grace Pitts
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17470429-28-victim248 t17470429-28-viclabel116"/> of ten Years of Age. As I am Council for the Crown, perhaps you will expect from me a particular Detail of these Facts, from the Circumstances of the Evidence, we shall infer to you the Heinousness of the Offence, and the Necessity , for the Sake of Justice, to find him guilty.</p>
<p>Gentlemen, in the first Place, the Evidence that must be laid before you, is of such a Nature (in order to enable you to give your Verdict) that it is absolutely necessary it should be publickly given, but Decency requires it should not be publickly repeated no oftner than is necessary; you must hear it from the Mouth of the Witnesses. In capital Cases of this Kind, as the Law now stands, Prisoner have no Right to the Assistance of Council in making their Defence, which indeed I have thought something hard .</p>
<p>But, Gentleman, if any Matter of Law should arise, the Prisoner will be indulged to defend himself by Council.</p>
<p>I am sorry to say to you, that the Prisoner at the Bar, and the poor miserable little Wretch, the Subject of his Abuse, this Fact, wicked as it is, will not only be proved to you with all the blackest Circumstances, but we shall prove that the Prisoner was guilty in Point of Law as well as Conscience . To the Witnesses I shall leave the whole Matter; by his own Actions, let the Prisoner stand or fall. Gentlemen, I trust you will do all that the Prosecutors desire, that is, Justice.</p>
<p>Council to
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<interp inst="t17470429-28-person250" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . You know
<persName id="t17470429-28-person251"> Grace Pitts
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<interp inst="t17470429-28-person251" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , she lives with you, don't she?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. Give an Account how you came to suspect something ill had been done to her?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. By her Linen.</p>
<p>Council. How long ago?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. Last Thursday, her Linen led me to enquire how it came.</p>
<p>Council. You examined her?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. Did you find the Girl greatly disordered.</p>
<p>Wilkinson. Yes, Sir, she did not know how to walk.</p>
<p>Council. You say there was something upon her Linen, what did you apprehend?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. I thought the Child had a Running.</p>
<p>Council. Does that Disorder continue upon the Child still?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. Was you present when the Prisoner was taken up?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. Yes, Sir, and he said she often use to be asking for Half-pence , and he did not think there was any Hurt in it.</p>
<p>Q. What Sort of a Child is it in it's Behaviour?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. A decent well behaved Child.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the Child?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. The Child was ten Years old last St Thomas's Day.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure this Child was in a good State of Health? Was there no natural Disorder ?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. No.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290023"/>Council for the Prisoner. You must prove Force and Violence in this Case in a Person above ten Years of Age. I beg Leave to ask a few Questions in relation to this Child. I think this young Man lived at the Three Tuns in Bow-street , which leads to the Sanctuary , and your House joined next Door to the Passage. I think you said this Child had lived with you almost three Years. How long had this young Man lived at this House?</p>
<p>Wilkinson I don't know.</p>
<p>Council. Did you before suspect this Man's doing any thing to the Child? Has not this Child frequently gone with Messages? Has not this Child frequently gone on Errands for you to this a Man and to the Maid-servants?</p>
<p>Wilkinson . She went to this House, where the Man lived, now and then, as a Neighbour might for any thing.</p>
<p>Council. Now, Mistress, I would beg Leave to ask you (the first Time that you had any Intimation of this thing, was from the Linen of the Girl) did you ever, at any Time before that, find any thing ail her Linen?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. I did not suspect it to arise from a Strain.</p>
<p>Council. Have you never seen Linen coloured in the same Way, happen from a Strain?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. No, never in my Life.</p>
<p>Council. But have you seen Linen of that Colour before?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. I never did.</p>
<p>Council . I would adventure to ask you, Mistress, upon this, when you was with the Girl ; I believe on Friday last; I think you went before the Justice. When you went before the Justice of Peace, was there a Complaint that the Girl actually was ravished, or only an Assault, with an Attempt to commit a Rape?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. A Rape, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when the Surgeon examined the Child?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. Yes, Sir, and he said the Child was very bad, and the Fellow had used her very ill; he said he ought to be hanged.</p>
<p>Council. So the Justice committed this young Man?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. When was this Fact committed?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. About a Fortnight or three Weeks ago.</p>
<p>Q. Did she make any Complaint to you before you found it out by her Linen?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. I object to this Child being admitted an Evidence; there was a Man indicted for robbing the Mail in the County of Surrey, and a Boy was produced of 12 Years of Age, and he was rejected entirely as an Evidence. As this is a Case of such a Nature, as will affect Life, a Person indicted therefore, is liable to so high a Punishment, that your Lordship will hardly, in a Case of this Nature, admit this Child to be an Evidence. There was a Case about eight or nine Years ago that happened in the County of Surrey; a Person was produced there of eleven Years of Age, to prove a Rape on her Body, and the Judge refused her.</p>
<p>Council for the Crown. If Mr. Dawson can set aside such an Evidence, his Client, and all such, will be highly obliged to him; Without their Evidence being admitted. how is such a Crime to be proved? Can it be expected when a Man goes about such an Act, he calls Witnesses? With Regard to what Mr Dawson mentions, what may occasion that, may be that, when Persons are under Examination, with Regard to the Nature of an Oath, and have been totally ignorant; but not only in this Place, but Children every Day are admitted; this Child was ten Years old last St. Thomas's Day.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. Mr. Potter has given no direct Answer to what I mentioned; that is, the Case of Miller, indicted for robbing the Mail, that a Boy was the only Witness in that Case, and not admitted. Mr. Potter says, if the Child is not admitted, how can such Facts be proved? In the Three Tun Tavern , if the Child had cried out, from the Alarm of a thing of that Kind, there might have been twenty other Persons to have been Witness of this Kind.</p>
<p>Court to
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<interp inst="t17470429-28-person252" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Do you know what taking an Oath is? Do you know what swearing is? Do you know what will be done to you, if you swear false?</p>
<p>Pitts. God Almighty will hate me if I give a false Oath.</p>
<p>[The Child was admitted an Evidence .]</p>
<p>Council to
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<p>Pitts. Yes.</p>
<p>Council. Give an Account of what he did to you; What did he do to you, Child?</p>
<p>Pitts. I went to speak with one of the Maids, but none of them were at Home; and he said if I would go into the Back Room, he would give me an Orange, I did not think he would hurt me; when I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290024"/> went in, he shut the Door and used me ill; he set himself down in the Chair, and pulled something out of his Breeches , and pulled me to him.</p>
<p>Council. Did you feel any thing particular?</p>
<p>Pitts . It felt st - ff .</p>
<p>Council. Did it hurt you?</p>
<p>Pitts . I said it hurt me sadly; he would not let me alone; I said if he did not let me alone, I would cry Murder.</p>
<p>Council. How came you not to cry out?</p>
<p>Pitts . Because he threatened me, and I was afraid.</p>
<p>Council. Upon your Oath, as you desire that God should love or hate you, did it hurt you?</p>
<p>Pitts . Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel any thing particular about the Time that it was there?</p>
<p>Pitts. There was wet just as he was about to take it out; there was something wet, I felt it, and some of it went into me, and some of it I saw afterwards upon the Ground; it was in me a little way, but a very little way.</p>
<p>Council. Was, or was you not, hurt by it?</p>
<p>Pitts. It hurt me all the Time.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. What Day of the Week was that?</p>
<p>Pitts. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Council. Can't you tell what Day of Week, or Day of the Month it was?</p>
<p>Pitts. I cannot tell, but I believe it was about the latter End of the Week.</p>
<p>Council. How long ago was this?</p>
<p>Pitts. About a Fortnight or three Weeks.</p>
<p>Council. When you went into the Three Tuns , where was it that you saw this Man?</p>
<p>Pitts. In one of the Fore Rooms.</p>
<p>Council. Where was you at that Time?</p>
<p>Pitts. I went into the House.</p>
<p>Council. Was you in another Room when you first saw him? you say he called you to come to him.</p>
<p>Pitts . He bid me come along with him, and he would give me an Orange; upon that I did go to him.</p>
<p>Council . Did he give you the Orange?</p>
<p>Pitts. Yes, he gave me the Orange, and bid me not tell that he gave me an Orange .</p>
<p>Council . Did he say that he would do any thing to you?</p>
<p>Pitts. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. You said he sat down upon the Chair?</p>
<p>Pitts. Yes, Sir, and pulled me upon his Lap.</p>
<p>Council. When he pulled you that to him, did not you cry out?</p>
<p>Pitts. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. Did he not pull up your Coats?</p>
<p>Pitts. Yes, Sir, and then I was frightened.</p>
<p>Council. When he put something to you, did you not then cry out?</p>
<p>Pitts. He said if I did he would do something else to me.</p>
<p>Council. What was that he said he would do to you?</p>
<p>Pitts. He did not say what.</p>
<p>Council. So upon that you did not cry out?</p>
<p>Pitts. No, Sir, I was afraid.</p>
<p>Council. When he put it to you, did it hurt you a great deal, or only a little?</p>
<p>Pitts. I told him it hurt me sadly; I told him I would get away from him, and he said I should not.</p>
<p>Council. You say it hurt you a great deal; Was you sensible all this Time what he did to you? if you was not sensible, how could you tell that it hurt you?</p>
<p>Pitts. I was sensible it hurt me, but was not sensible what it was .</p>
<p>Council. When this thing was over, Child, where did you go to directly?</p>
<p>Pitts. I went into the other Room till some Body knocked for me; I stayed some Time in the other Room.</p>
<p>Council. Did you offer to cry out in the other Room?</p>
<p>Pitts. I would have cried out, i f he had not threatened me so.</p>
<p>Q. Now who was the Person that knocked for you?</p>
<p>Pitts. Our House joined to this, and I could hear them; the knocking was from my Mistress's House that joined; I walked away home.</p>
<p>Council. Who was the first that saw you when you came home?</p>
<p>Pitts. Mrs. Wilkinson.</p>
<p>Council. So you made no Complaint?</p>
<p>Pitts. I told no Body, for I was afraid.</p>
<p>Q. When was the first Time you did tell it?</p>
<p>Pitts. I never told.</p>
<p>Council. She never said any thing till her Mistress taxed her with it .</p>
<p>Mr. Dove, Surgeon.</p>
<p>Council. Sir, have you examined this Child?</p>
<p>Dove. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. What Condition did you find her in?</p>
<p>Dove. She is in a bad Condition ; I find her Parts very much distended, much enlarged and soul .</p>
<p>Council. Do you know any thing of the Prisoner's being disordered?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290025"/>Dove. I don't know any thing of him.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. When did you examine this Child?</p>
<p>Dove. Yesterday, about two o'Clock, but there is another Surgeon that did examine her before.</p>
<p>Council for the Crown. I ask you whether you saw these Parts tore or lacerated?</p>
<p>Dove. Not tore, but extended.</p>
<p>Council for the Defendant. May not the Extension of these Parts arise from other Accidents ? the Extension may be done by many things.</p>
<p>Dove. She is not only extended, but prodigiously clapped too.</p>
<p>Council. May not the Extension of these Parts arise from other Accidents, than to come by the use of Men.</p>
<p>Dove. Yes.</p>
<p>Council to - Holland. Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar,
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<p>Holland. I am a Brewer and Victualler; I have known the Prisoner four Years, ever since he came out of the Country, and he bears a very honest Character.</p>
<p>Council. Is he a licentious lewd Sort of a Person?</p>
<p>Holland. Not as I know of; he bears a very good Character as far as ever I heard of him; he lived a Servant with me almost a Year.</p>
<p>A Witness. I have known him about two Years.</p>
<p>Council. Does he bear the Character of a modest sober young Man?</p>
<p>A Witness . I never heard a bad Word of him before this; he has gone to Church with my Children.</p>
<p>Council for the Crown. To the Church or Mass ?</p>
<p>A Witness. To Church.</p>
<p>- Reynolds. I have known the Prisoner about three Years, he has the Character of a sober Man, I never heard any thing to the contrary .</p>
<p>Q. to - Tull. How long have you known the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Tull. I have know the Prisoner for about three Years, his Character was good when he came to us, I was his Fellow Servant for two Years, during that Time he behaved soberly .</p>
<p>[It was represented by the Court to the Jury, that the Child was but a very few Months out of the Statute of that Clause, in that Text which construes every Fact committed upon the Body of a Child, under ten Years old, whether by Force or Delusion, and Deceit, she is drawn in to have such a Fact committed upon her, 'tis all one; this Infant being a little above that Age, takes her out of that Clause of the Statute, which makes her Consent not necessary; consequently he is indicted now in the same Manner as he would have been in a Fact committed on a Woman of mature Age. There were these things hinted which constitute a Rape; in the first Place, a carnal Knowledge of the Body of a Person; and the next Place it must be by Force, and altogether without the Consent of the Person. Now Delusion and Deceit that is not Force, there is in some Measure the Consent of the Will. It was represented by the Court, what a wicked thing it was to be the Author of such a Delusion and Deceit, but yet that does not constitute a Rape. There were these two things that caused this Person guilty of such a stagitious Crime to escape; viz. her exceeding in Age by a few Months the limited Time specified in the Act of Parliament , and not being able to prove a direct Force upon the Child.]</p>
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<p>Q. Did you catch her Hand in your Pocket ?</p>
<p>Mason. Yes, I pulled her Hand out, and another Person came and took the Watch.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any Conversation with her? Did you not speak to her at all before?</p>
<p>Mason. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you get your Watch again?</p>
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<p>Q. Did he bring the Watch?</p>
<p>Mason. No, he said he heard a great many Voices but none appeared. When I gave the Prisoner the three Half Guineas she put them into her Mouth.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Will you ask the Witness any Questions?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Are you not a wicked Man to say I robbed you of your Watch; you wanted to push me into an Alley to have Conversation with me, but I would not let you; I said I had been sick a long Time.</p>
<p>Mason. When I was gone Home to fetch the Money , the Watchman asked her whether I was along with her, whether I drank with her, she said she never saw me till she took hold of the Watch. The Keeper of the Round-House said, Was he long with you; and she said , no.</p>
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<p>- Nensan . I was sent on an Errand into Lloyd's Court in Hog-lane, to desire Anne Dilling to produce the Watch;
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<p>Q. to Mason. Was there any Body in Company with her at this Time ?</p>
<p>Mason. There was a Man made a Stroke at me under the Gate-way, and she took the Watch; there was another Woman by, and she took it out of her Hand.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was holding by the Wall all the Time, the Watchman knows I was so bad, he could scarce get me along.</p>
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<p>Q. Where did you find the other Cannister ?</p>
<p>Hurst. About four Yards from my House.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your House?</p>
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<p>Q. What Time was this Robbery?</p>
<p>Hurst. It was about ten o'Clock at Night.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay up Stairs?</p>
<p>Hurst. I believe I was not gone four Minutes, my Lord, I missed them as soon as I came down Stairs ; I saw the Door was open, and I missed the Cannisters immediately.</p>
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<p>Q. How far was you off when Hudson did it?</p>
<p>Holloway. I was at Top of the Threshold of the Door, I saw Hudson take the Cannister of Tea.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do to get into the Shop?</p>
<p>Holloway. He hoisted up the Latch of the Door, it was a Thumb-Latch; when he had hoisted up the Latch, he went in and took a large Cannister of Tea, I waited for it, I took the Cannister of Tea of him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the Cannisters stand?</p>
<p>Holloway. They stood by the Compter in the Shop, I can't say to two, but one he delivered to me, and I carried it into Church-lane by Rag-fair, and delivered it to Blankflower.</p>
<p>Q. How far was that off the House of
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<p>Holloway. It was two or three Streets.</p>
<p>Court. So you delivered it to Blankflower?</p>
<p>Holloway. Yes, and he carried it into one George Wood's Yard, and there he poured it into an Apron and a Sheet; I was there and held up one of the Corners .</p>
<p>Q. Where was Hudson?</p>
<p>Holloway. Hudson was there too; then we took and carried it into Petticoat-square, and we sold it to one Alvarez, a Jew.</p>
<p>Q. What did you sell it for?</p>
<p>Holloway . We sold it for 5 l. and the Money was shared between Hudson and myself, and Blankflower had 18 d. of it.</p>
<p>Q. How came Blankflower to have so little a Share?</p>
<p>Holloway. If he had carried the Cannister away to hide any where, we should have paid him for it; he had 18 d. and Part of 2 s. worth of Punch.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you meet with Blankflower ?</p>
<p>Holloway . In Church-lane near Rag-fair , at a Distiller's , where we use to frequent to and fro.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any body at Hurst's House ?</p>
<p>Holloway . I saw a Man go up Stairs with a Candle , I can't say it was Mr Hurst; Mr Hurst said he lost two Cannisters ; he told me he had got one, but that I did not see.</p>
<p>Q. These were large Cannisters, how did you carry them?</p>
<p>Holloway. I flung away the Top, and carried it as well as I could.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any great Coat?</p>
<p>Holloway. No, I carried it open, it was dark.</p>
<p>Q. to Holloway by Hudson, the Prisoner. Was the Latch within Side, or without Side?</p>
<p>Holloway. Without Side.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-30-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I latched the Door two Minutes before this Accident happened; the Door is latched without Side, that a Customer without Side may raise it with their Fingers.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you saw the Door latched?</p>
<p>Beck. It was about ten o'Clock at Night; it was about two Minutes before the Things were lost, according to the Account the Prosecutor gives.</p>
<p>Court to Blankflower. Now is the Time to make your Defence.</p>
<p>Blankflower. Holloway asked me if I would earn 6 d. I was to hold this Cannister for him; then he said if I would carry it a little farther, he would give me a Shilling more; now, says he, if you will not carry the Cannister away, I will give you nothing ; so I carried it away after I had emptied the Tea into a Woman's Lap.</p>
<p>Hudson, the Prisoner, had nothing to say in his Defence.</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<p>Caryl. At the Corner of
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<p>Q. Have you any Partners?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290028"/>Caryl. I have a Brother in Partnership with me.</p>
<p>Q. Was your House broke open at any Time?</p>
<p>Caryl . Yes, my Lord, I apprehend it was the 27th of February.</p>
<p>Q. In what Manner was it broke, Sir?</p>
<p>Caryl . The Side of the Shutter, I apprehend, was pierced , the Shutter was broke, and seventeen Pieces of Shaloon were taken out.</p>
<p>Q. How much was broke?</p>
<p>Caryl. It was about the Size of one of the Panes of the Window, big enough for a Piece of Shaloon to go through.</p>
<p>Court. It was not enough for any Body to get in?</p>
<p>Caryl. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Where did these Pieces of Shaloon lay? Were they very near the Window?</p>
<p>Caryl. I looked upon it to be as secure a Place where they lay as any Place in my Shop.</p>
<p>Q. How far from the Window?</p>
<p>Caryl. It might be about half a Yard, or a Yard it might be.</p>
<p>Q. How many Pieces were taken?</p>
<p>Caryl. Seventeen Pieces, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Do you suppose, Sir, they were taken out of that Hole?</p>
<p>Caryl. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing else taken?</p>
<p>Caryl. There were the Boards which they were upon, I put into the Indictment, and one Piece of double Alapeen.</p>
<p>Court. This you say was done in the Night of the 26th; how do you know this was done by Night or Day?</p>
<p>Caryl. My Brother and I came Home together at eleven o'Clock, and we did not discover it till between six and seven in the Morning.</p>
<p>Court . Between six and seven in February, that is but just Day-light.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who did this Fact?</p>
<p>Caryl . Upon the Loss of these Goods, I sent to the Goldsmiths Company, in order for them to disperse it to all Pawnbrokers that might be likely to purchase them; I had a Person come to me on Saturday Morning, as this was done the Friday Morning, he said he could show me the Person that robbed me, and where he believed I might find some of my Goods. I went to Justice Burdus for a Warrant, and went out on Sunday Morning that I might take the Person in Bed. I went with a Gentleman in Court, and found the Prisoner, Exelby, in Bed; we knocked at his Door, and he came out in his Shirt. He that gave me the Information, likewise told me, that one
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<interp inst="t17470429-31-person286" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was a-bed with him. When he came out to us, we told him we were come in Search of some Shaloons that we had Information he had stolen; we searched the Room, but could find no Shaloon, but we found the seventeen Boards they were wrapped upon.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go to Exelby's House?</p>
<p>Caryl. A Person came and told me he could inform me not only of the Robbery, but likewise of some of the Goods; so we looked round about the Room, and we found some Camblet, and upon the Bed a black Bag, so we brought these away, and committed him to New-Prison, and this Lynch to Bridewell. The next Morning an opposite Neighbour to the House where we took him, that lodged up two Pair of Stairs, he told us there were some House-breaking Implements laid upon the Support of a Spout, on the Outside of the Window of Exelby's Room; there we found a large Chissel of Iron, a proper Instrument to force any thing with, and three or four Gimblets, and some more Implements; and in searching Exelby's Pocket, we found a little Slip of Alapeen , which tallied exactly with what I had at Home. These Slips lay all in the Window, and the Piece that we cut off to make Patterns of, we found in his Pocket .</p>
<p>Q. What have to you to say to William Smith?</p>
<p>Caryl. I know nothing of him, here is an Evidence in Court against him.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing to say to these Boards?</p>
<p>Caryl. Here is one of the Boards I can swear to be mine.</p>
<p>Q. Sir, how can your swear to that Board?</p>
<p>Caryl. It is a Board that has gone backwards and forwards a great many Times, I have sent it to our Presser's, and he has returned it several
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290029"/> Times. This is remarkable from any other Board we put Shaloons on, the Board is smaller than any other, and it is under Size.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find that Board?</p>
<p>Caryl. It was under Exelby's Bed.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Lynch. The first Thing I have to say is, that
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<interp inst="t17470429-31-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that was along with Exelby, he was a tall Man, lame in the right Foot . This Man I believe knows nothing at all of it ; I lived with Exelby as a Wife.</p>
<p>Court. You say you are his Wife?</p>
<p>Lynch. I lived with him as his Wife, but was not married to him;
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<interp inst="t17470429-31-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , not this Smith, comes to Exelby's Lodgings, and calls Jack, meaning Exelby, so Jack said yes; accordingly Exelby gets up, and was gone about an Hour, and was gone to the Prosecutor's House in Southampton-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470429-31-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When I came down in the Morning between six and seven o'Clock, before I opened the Shop I saw it was robbed; I went up directly and told my Master, and he immediately jumped out of Bed and came down.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what Things were in the Shop? Do you know that Pattern of double Alapeen?</p>
<p>Powel. Yes, that I can swear to.</p>
<p>Q. Did that Piece lie in the Window?</p>
<p>Powel. That Piece lay in the Compter among forty Pieces, but the Pattern lay in the Window; we found a large Jack-Hook the next Morning with which they must fish for the Strings of the Shaloons, in order to draw them to the Window. These Implements we found on the Support of the Spout the Outside of his Window, one large Iron Crow, or Chissel , and a large Wire about a Foot and a half , with a Hook at the End of it.</p>
<p>[These Things were produced in Court.]</p>
<p>Caryl. When Lynch came to give Information, they said me they could take Will Smith if I would prosecute; I said I would prosecute any . I was sent for to Justice Hole's, where one Harford came and offered himself the King's Evidence ; so I was bound over by Justice Hole to prosecute Smith .</p>
<p>Q. to Lynch. When were these Things put away ?</p>
<p>Lynch. Just as they were coming up Stairs, I was in a Fright, and said, Jack, there is something against you ; when I got out of Bed, I went to the Middle Drawer where he had put these Things, for they were knocking first at another Door instead of our's.</p>
<p>Court. So you took the Things out of the Drawer; What did you take them out for ?</p>
<p>Lynch. I took them out for Exelby to hide them, and he did hide them. When the Gentlemen came to the Door, they said if he did not open the Door, they would break it open. I said pray let it be who it will, let them in Exelby and I was a bed together, they asked him what was his Name, and he said his Name was Exelby.</p>
<p>Exelby. I never saw those Things she mentions , till I saw them before the Justice, nor I never saw her from Thursday Morning till Saturday Night, for I went down to Wapping to my Wife.</p>
<p>Lynch. Several Times I cohabited with him, I did not dare to do otherwise; the Lodgings were not mine, he took them.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Harmwood. My Lord, I was robbed a little before Mr Caryl; upon his Information, I went along with him on Sunday Morning, I was one of the first that went into the Room, but we were mistaken, it was not right ; while we were parlying with a Woman, we enquired which was Exelby's Room, she said the next Room, was Exelby's. When he open'd the Door, the Woman was in Bed, and we found these Boards, I said this is enough to convict you; this Stick was found in the Room, which seemed to tally with a Hook they had left in the Shop, which appeared to be put on that Stick; so, my Lord, we gave him Leave to dress himself, and we took him before Justice Burdus . I should have
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290030"/> observed, when the Boards were all pulled out, Mr Caryl's Brother challenged that Board in particular, and made Remarks that it was a Wainscot Board, and shorter than the rest; then we took him before the Justice. The next Morning I went to Mr Caryl's, and they told me they had fresh Information of those Implements found over the Support of the Spout of the House; they could not have been laid conveniently out of any other Window but theirs.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Exelby's live?</p>
<p>Harmwood. In Rose-Street, Covent-garden, a small bye Street.</p>
<p>Hatchman. I am Constable,
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<p>Court to the Prisoner. What have you to say?</p>
<p>Exelby, Prisoner. I was not with her from Thursday till Saturday Night, I went down on Thursday to Wapping to my Wife, and came up on Saturday Night.</p>
<p>Court. It was on Sunday Morning this Woman was found a-bed with you, Mr Caryl swears to the Robbery being committed on Friday Night; Can you show that you was not there? Have you any Witnesses?</p>
<p>Exelby. No, my Lord, but my Wife, that is not a Witness for me.</p>
<p>Court. You have one of your Wives here.</p>
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<p>Haffenden. In
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<p>Q. Have you found them again?</p>
<p>Haffenden. No, Sir, I wish I could; I saw Lane and this one-armed Man, Brown, the Accomplice, in my Shop, they came and cheapened Hats.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Day was it?</p>
<p>Haffenden. Between seven and eight o'Clock in the Evening.</p>
<p>Q. Did they both come to cheapen Hats?</p>
<p>Haffenden. Brown cheapened a Hat, and the other, his Friend, came with him for Company, or with an Intent to rob me, that was the plainest.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>Haffenden. I missed one in a Quarter of an Hour after they were gone out of the Shop, and the Remainder the Saturday following.</p>
<p>Q. What Day was this?</p>
<p>Haffenden. On Wednesday Night; on Saturday I missed five; I lost six in all, but this Person has sworn to no more than five.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got any of them again?</p>
<p>Haffenden. None of them.</p>
<p>John Brown . On the 18th of March last, Thomas Lane and one Will Sims , not yet taken, and
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<interp inst="t17470429-32-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , they went with me out of Chick-lane, we went into Hatton-garden , we went there for Stockings, but we could get nothing; so Thomas Lane says, let us go into this Shop, and see if we can get a Hat a piece for ourselves; I said with all my Heart. As I was cheapening a Hat, this Thomas Lane takes his Hand underneath his Coat, and drew the Hats off the Bulk, and there he stood a small Quantity of Time, the Value of half a Minute ; I told the Gentleman I could not see it plainly, I desired that he would put a Mark upon it , so he marked it with an I and S.</p>
<p>Q. Where were these Hats divided?</p>
<p>Brown. At Mr. Glover's, at the Sign of the Ship; I don't suppose he will come, because Lane is a particular Friend of his. He owned before the Justice that he stood at the Door and took the Hats .</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174704290031"/>Q. to the Prisoner Lane. What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Lane. That Brown, the Witness with one Arm, he has been twice transported; I never knew any thing of the Fellow, but by carrying a Child to Nurse at his Brother-in-Law's.</p>
<p>Court. Have you any Body to appear, to give an Account of your Character?</p>
<p>[None appeared; neither had the Prisoners, Lane or Clark, any thing to the Purpose, to say for themselves; but as there was no other Evidence but Brown the Accomplice, nor none of the Goods found, the Prisoners were
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<interp inst="t17470429-33-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 25th of February, between Eleven and Twelve o'Clock at Night, at the End of
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