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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174810120001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX,
<p>On WEDNESDAY the 12th, THURSDAY the 13th, and FRIDAY the 14th of October.</p>
<p>In the 22d Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Eighth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Rt. Honble Sir
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<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1748.</p>
<p>[Price Sixpence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Johnson. I know him, because I saw him in Newgate.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any thing of him of your own knowledge?</p>
<p>Johnson. No; Mr. Herring told me, he bought the watch of Morris, and that he told him he bought it at Chatham ; he said afterwards, he bought it of a man that was going to Chatham , and desired I would not do him any harm. Mr. Herring had heard of a man that was found concealed in a house at Wapping-wall, and he knew him to be the man he bought the watch of.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you ever see me before that time in your Life.</p>
<p>Johnson. No.</p>
<p>Q. Pray my lad what trade are you? [here the prosecutor was stopped.]</p>
<p>Mr. Herring . On the 22d of September, between 4 and 5 in the afternoon, the prisoner came to my house [by alderman Parson's brew-house] and offered to sell me a watch; I asked him where he had the watch from; he said he was a sailor just come from Guinea, and had money to receive, but he must sell the watch; and he told me he had some gold dust to sell; I told him I did not understand Gold dust, and would not look at it; I look'd on the watch, and asked him what he would have for it; he said it cost him 3 l. at Chatham ; I told him I would give him 45 s. for it; it was worth about that, for the watch was dirty,
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner is the man?</p>
<p>Herring. I know he is the man, but I do not know that I saw him before; some of the people said he was a dangerous fellow; and that some Irish fellows would rescue him, he being an Irish man. When he came to my shop, he appeared very remarkable with his face scratched: he brought the watch to me the very same day it was lost.</p>
<p>Q. Can you give an account how you came by this watch?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I bought it of a sailor, at the three tuns at Greenwich.</p>
<p>Q. How long was that before you offered it to this Gentleman?</p>
<p>Prisoner. About 12 o'clock in the day.</p>
<p>Q. What was his name?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did not ask his name.</p>
<p>Q. What ship did he say he belonged to?</p>
<p>Prisoner . He said he belonged to the Monmouth, Captain Harrison, a 70 gun ship.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. It was upon a Thursday, last Thursday was a month.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was upon a Thursday?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, my lord, it was upon a Tuesday.</p>
<p>Q. What Tuesday?</p>
<p>Prisoner. It was a month yesterday *.</p>
<p>* The watch was not lost then, it was not lost till the 22d of September.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-1-person35" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was at the 3 Tuns in Greenwich on the Tuesday.</p>
<p>Q. What Tuesday?</p>
<p>Follyer . Why this day month if I am not mistaken.</p>
<p>Q. Why this is Wednesday.</p>
<p>Follyer . Oh, it was a month yesterday.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Follyer. I live in St. Catherine's Lane by the Tower.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Follyer. This young woman [
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<p>Q. What were they arguing about?</p>
<p>Follyer. I found at the latter end that it was about a watch, and the sailor asked the prisoner 3 guineas for it, and said it cost him 3 guineas; the prisoner said it was too dear, and I think they agreed for 40 s.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any other company in the house?</p>
<p>Follyer. There was no company in the foreroom.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do there?</p>
<p>Follyer. I went to receive some money for rabbits, I deal in rabbits.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any money paid for it?</p>
<p>Follyer. I saw 40 s. paid for it.</p>
<p>Q. What money was it paid in?</p>
<p>Follyer. It was paid in small silver and large silver.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any gold?</p>
<p>Follyer. Not to my knowledge, and he bid me take notice.</p>
<p>Q. Did he suppose it to be stolen?</p>
<p>Follyer. I can't tell that.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to come here?</p>
<p>Follyer. The prisoner sent for us this morning, he knew where to send to us.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he send to you?</p>
<p>Follyer. To St. Catherine's Lane .</p>
<p>Q. How came he to know your names?</p>
<p>Follyer. He took down our names, and I suppose if there had been other people in the house he would have taken down their names.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him before you saw him at Greenwich?</p>
<p>Follyer. No.</p>
<p>Q. Where is Greenwich?</p>
<p>Follyer. I can't pretend to say.</p>
<p>Q. Do you go over the water to it?</p>
<p>Follyer. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you cross the water?</p>
<p>Follyer. It is against Iron Gate I believe that we cross'd the water.</p>
<p>Q. You don't appear ever to have been at Greenwich in your life, speak nothing but the truth, what sort of a place is Greenwich?</p>
<p>Follyer. It is a very pretty place.</p>
<p>Q. How many churches are there in it.</p>
<p>Follyer. I can't tell; there is a park and an hospital there.</p>
<p>Q. Which is nearest the water side, the park or the hospital?</p>
<p>Follyer. Upon my word I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know the prisoner's name?</p>
<p>Follyer. I did not know his Name till this morning.</p>
<p>Q. How far is it to Greenwich? is it half a mile or a mile.</p>
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<p>Q. How often have you been at Greenwich?</p>
<p>Follyer. 2 or 3 times I believe, not very often.</p>
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<p>Q. Where?</p>
<p>Connelly . At Chelsea I think, and the prisoner and a sailor came in, and they were bargaining about a watch, and I heard the sailor ask 3 guineas for it, and they bargained for 40 s.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body else in the house then?</p>
<p>Connelly . No, there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Was the watch paid for?</p>
<p>Connelly. I saw the Money paid down upon the table.</p>
<p>Q. When was it?</p>
<p>Connelly. It was this day Month.</p>
<p>Q. What was it paid in?</p>
<p>Connelly. It was paid in silver; half crowns and shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any gold.</p>
<p>Connelly . I don't know but there might be half a guinea, and this young man [the prisoner] came into my company and the seafaring man went away, and I never saw the prisoner before nor since I saw him that day.</p>
<p>Q. And have not you seen him from that day to this?</p>
<p>Connelly. Never but once.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him in Newgate?</p>
<p>Connelly . I saw him in the hole.</p>
<p>Q. How long ago?</p>
<p>Connelly . Not long ago.</p>
<p>Q. How many hours?</p>
<p>Connelly . Not many hours, about two hours.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know his name then?</p>
<p>Connelly . No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you live at Chelsea.</p>
<p>Connelly. No I live in St. Catherine's Lane .</p>
<p>Q. How did you come from Chelsea?</p>
<p>Connelly. I came on foot all the way.</p>
<p>Q. You did not come in a boat any part of the way.</p>
<p>Connelly. No.</p>
<p>Q. What is your constant employ?</p>
<p>Connelly. Service.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever deal in Rabbits?</p>
<p>Connelly . No.</p>
<p>Q. Had the other young woman any rabbits then ?</p>
<p>Connelly . Yes, but she had sold them all.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did you get to London after you had been at Chelsea.</p>
<p>Connelly . My lord it was not Chelsea, but I can't think of the name of the place.</p>
<p>Q. What place did you go over to go to it?</p>
<p>Connelly. Over Battle-bridge.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner ask you your name?</p>
<p>Connelly. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Connelly. This day month.</p>
<p>Q. How can you remember this man's face so long ago as a month, and have never seen him before nor since, till within these 2 hours?</p>
<p>Connelly. I do remember it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see Greenwich park?</p>
<p>Connelly. I don't think I should know it if I was to see it.</p>
<p>Pris. My lord they are drunk now.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you found them again?</p>
<p>Rose. I have found one of them, it was stopped by Mr. Jacobs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you advertise them?</p>
<p>Rose. No, I did not. Mr. Jacobs stopped the prisoner, and advertised the spoon the 17th, and I went to Mr. Jacobs's house and saw the spoon.</p>
<p>Q. Is that one of the spoons you lost, and found at Mr. Jacobs's house?</p>
<p>Rose. Yes, I was at the Gatehouse to see him, and he desired I would be favourable to him.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you buy it of him?</p>
<p>Jacobs. No, my lord, I asked him how he came by it, and he said he bought it of a woman at Hounslow , I said that did not look likely, for I believed it was stole, for there is a Crest upon it, and I told him he should not have the spoon again unless he brought some person of credit to prove how he came by the spoon.</p>
<p>Q. Did you secure him?</p>
<p>Jacobs. Yes, I carried him before Justice Fraser, and he let him go.</p>
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<p>Jacobs. He came on the Tuesday following and asked for his spoon, and I carried him before the same Magistrate, and then he owned that he stole the spoon, and it was the first thing that ever he did in his life.</p>
<p>The Prisoner desired Mr. Rose might be asked whether that spoon was not delivered to him as a pattern for him to engrave the crest on some pewter.</p>
<p>Rose. Yes, my lord, the fellow came to engrave the crest on some pewter, and he being a dirty looking sort of a fellow I did not care to trust him with the spoon, and he was to come to my house and do it, and he told my maid he wanted 2 spoons, and she let him have them, and he took the opportunity of going off with the 2 spoons.</p>
<p>Q. Had he them for any other Purpose than to take off the engraving?</p>
<p>Rose . No, for no other purpose than to engrave the plates.</p>
<p>Jacobs. The prisoner said he stole the spoons, and sold the other to one of his countrymen.</p>
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<p>Winter . There are some rails that are before my yard that are a sort of an Area, and one of those rails was cut away, and the cloth was drawn through there.</p>
<p>Q. Was your warehouse locked?</p>
<p>Winter. No, the warehouse is never locked, the wall is almost as high as this cieling .</p>
<p>Q. And was there room for one man to come through?</p>
<p>Winter. I did not think it was possible, but I tried myself and I could get thro'.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think it could be got thro' without hurting of it?</p>
<p>Winter. It must be sadly purpled.</p>
<p>Q. When did you hear any thing of it?</p>
<p>Winter . On the Whitson monday there was a letter sent to a person that if I searched Alvarez's lodging, I should find my cloth or some of it in remnants .</p>
<p>Q. What did you find?</p>
<p>Winter. I found this waistcoat and breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Did they appear to have been worn?</p>
<p>Winter. No, his landlady said they were brought home that morning, and I said I was sure that was my cloth, for it never was planed nor pressed.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner at his lodging?</p>
<p>Winter. No, he had absconded from thence six Weeks, and was taken by one Johnson a constable.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner give any account how he came by this cloth?</p>
<p>Winter . He said before my lord mayor that he bought it of a Polander.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say whether that is an English manufacture or a foreign manufacture?</p>
<p>Winter. It is an English manufacture.</p>
<p>Q. Are those stains done by fresh water or salt water?</p>
<p>Winter. I take them to be done by drawing it thro' my rails, for salt water would make it turn quite black.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of importing cloth from Poland?</p>
<p>Winter. I never heard of any such thing.</p>
<p>Prisoner . Bid him look upon the breeches, I had not enough to make a waistcoat and breeches, and I was forc'd to buy a bit to make the waistband of the breeches.</p>
<p>Winter . The waistband of the breeches is quite another thing.</p>
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<p>Q. Has that waistcoat ever been planed?</p>
<p>Butler . No, never; these stains are what we call crimsoned, which come by dirt, &c. and if it had been done by salt water it would have turned black, and if it had been close tied up, the edges would have been wet and the inside free.</p>
<p>Q. Did you enquire after the prisoner?</p>
<p>Winter. Yes, I enquired after him night and day, and found him about a week or a fortnight before last sessions.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the man?</p>
<p>Buckland . Yes, I think he is the man; I believe him to be the man, but he was better dressed then.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Barnes. The prisoner had lodged at my house some time, but had absconded from my house on account of a shift and an apron that a boy had discovered was stole; and when he was at my house I heard several persons dragging something up stairs that was heavy, but I did not take any notice of it because I thought it was tea, for I took him to be a smuggler.</p>
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<p>Q. How long have you known the prisoner?</p>
<p>Sampson. I never knew him or saw him before or since in any shape whatsoever, for I did not know his name, and was an intire stranger to him. As that gentleman, the prisoner, was buying the fish, a Polander came to him with two remnants of cloth over his arm, and offered to sell them to the prisoner; the prisoner asked him how much there was of them, and he said, there was a yard and three quarters.</p>
<p>Q. How did you know him to be a Polander?</p>
<p>Sampson . Because he was in a Polander's dress.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner speak to the Polander first, or the Polander to him?</p>
<p>Sampson . I cannot tell who spoke first; the Polander asked him a guinea, and he gave him 18 s. for them, I did not see them measured; but the Polander said there was a yard and 3 quarters of them.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do in Shoemaker-Row ?</p>
<p>Sampson. Why master we want to buy fish as well as other people, and when the bargain was made, we went to one Coveneys, in Shoemaker-Row, and drank a pot of beer together.</p>
<p>Q. What business are you?</p>
<p>Sampson . A money changer.</p>
<p>Q. What business is that?</p>
<p>Sampson. Buying gold and silver.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the money paid, and the cloth delivered?</p>
<p>Sampson. I saw the money paid, and the cloth delivered.</p>
<p>Q. Who asked you to go?</p>
<p>Sampson. The prisoner asked me to go along with them.</p>
<p>Mr. Cole and Mr. Kay desired to besworn, and they deposed, they had seen the prisoner and Sampson together about last sessions, and that they were acquainted.</p>
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<p>Decosta. My Lord, I desire to have my cloths again, as I have paid for them.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174810120007"/>Q. Did you overtake him?</p>
<p>Triquett. No, I fell down, and when he found the people were pursuing him, he threw the castor into the kennel, the castor was upon the counter when he first came into the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him you had missed the castor?</p>
<p>Triquett . No, I had no opportunity, he was taken and brought back into the shop, and he asked pardon, and said it was the first time that ever he was guilty of such a thing, and hoped I would forgive him; I said it was not in my power to do any such thing: I carried him before justice Fraser , and then he denied it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you see me take it off the counter?</p>
<p>Triquett . I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-5-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Wednesday night I was going along accidentally, and a little beyond Mr. Triquett's door I heard them call out stop thief, and the prisoner said if they would not stop him he would throw it down, and he did throw it down .</p>
<p>Q. Who did he say so to?</p>
<p>Sinclair . To the mob.</p>
<p>Q. How could you know him again?</p>
<p>Sinclair . He was carried first to Mr. Triquett's shop , and then I was 2 hours with him afterwards before the Justice.</p>
<p>Three witnesses said the prisoner was an honest man, had behaved faithfully to them, and gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>* This Indictment was founded on the statute of the 3d and 4th of William and Mary, which makes this offence felony without benefit of clergy.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 30th of Sept. between ten and eleven at night, or before the watch went eleven, the prisoner came into my shop, and asked for a penny dram of cinnamon water, (I believe the door was a little upon the jar) and he asked me to drink a dram, and I drank one with him , and he threw down six-pence; and while I was giving him change, he pushed the door too, and I went from behind the compter in order to let him out, and then he pretended he had left some company at the tavern, and wanted to borrow some money to discharge his reckoning (this was at first) and then he insisted upon what I had in my pocket, and said he must have money, and would have money, and then he took 3 s. from me; after he had got the 3 s. the prisoner took me by the collar, and said, if I made any resistance he would destroy me; then he unbottoned my coat, waistcoat, and breeches.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say then?</p>
<p>Swaine. While he had me by the collar, he demanded the key of the till, I said I had nothing there that was my own; he held me fast, and took me with him to the till, and there was a tobacco box in the till, in which was 18 s. 6 d. and he took that out of the tobacco box, and went away with the money; there was a bag of half pence in the till, he took that up, and asked what they were, I said they were to pay the small beer brewer, and he said he would not take them: then he set a candle down upon the floor, and asked me to let him out at the back door, and after he was out at the door, he said, if ever I saw him again, and ever took any notice of him, he threatened my life. I do not remember the words he said</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner the same clothes on then as he has now?</p>
<p>Swaine. Yes; but not the same hat.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him before?</p>
<p>Swaine. No never.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever in any house with him before?</p>
<p>Swaine. No. The next day I went to the chandler's shop over against me, and told them of it, and about ten o'clock on the Monday night, the woman of the house came, and bid me look into the back room, and see if I knew any body there; I went into the room, and saw the prisoner sitting there, and they brought him some meat, and he asked for pepper and salt; I then said to him, sir, have you no knowledge of my face? he said, no; and I said, by G - d you are the man that robbed me, and then he owned it directly.</p>
<p>Pris. Coun. Have you any lodgers in your house?</p>
<p>Swaine . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not call out to these lodgers?</p>
<p>Swaine. Because I did not know whether they were in bed or up.</p>
<p>Q. Was not this cook's shop open then?</p>
<p>Swaine. No; there was never a shop open in the place.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know who shut your shop door?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174810120008"/>Swaine . Because there was no body in the shop but him and I.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know but the door might shut of itself?</p>
<p>Swaine . I am very sensible to the contrary; for I saw him do it.</p>
<p>Q. Is not your's a glass door?</p>
<p>Swaine . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. So any body going by might look in?</p>
<p>Swaine. It slides up.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you cry out, stop thief? do not you think if you had cried out aloud the watchman would have heard you?</p>
<p>Swaine. I did not care to run the risque of it, for I did not know who was near him.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you a great mastiff dog there?</p>
<p>Swaine. Yes; but he was chained.</p>
<p>Mr. Keyan . About ten o'clock one Monday night, I think it was the third of October, I was charged with the prisoner by the prosecutor; I took him down to Justice Fraser's, and he was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner confess any thing that night?</p>
<p>Keyan . No; it was the next night.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say? what were his words?</p>
<p>Keyan . He said he had borrowed some money of the prosecutor?</p>
<p>Q. Did he mention any sum?</p>
<p>Keyan. No.</p>
<persName id="t17481012-6-person73"> John Dunham
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the cook's shop. The prisoner at the bar came to my shop between nine and ten on the Monday night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him then?</p>
<p>Dunham . I knew him by being a customer, and he asked for a groat's worth of beef (which I served him with) and he went into the back room; and I said to Mr. Swaine, I believed there was some body there that he knew; he looked in, and said, he did not see any body; for the prisoner sat so that the prosecutor could not well see him; and Mr. Swaine went into the room, and said to the prisoner, young man don't you know me, and the prisoner said he did not; and Mr. Swaine said to the prisoner that he had robbed him; he owned he had borrowed some money of him, and said if he did not make it up, it would be the worse for him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<persName id="t17481012-6-person74"> Margaret Bertie
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person74" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Richmond .</p>
<p>Q. What business do you follow?</p>
<p>Bertie. None at all; I live with my father.</p>
<p>Q. What is your father?</p>
<p>Bertie. A gentleman.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Bertie. Yes; I have known him since Christmas last.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Bertie. He is a sea surgeon.</p>
<p>Q. Where does he live?</p>
<p>Bertie. He lives in Kew Lane at Richmond, and his lady lives there; the prisoner has a sober, honest character. His father is very old, and could not come.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him have any business as a surgeon?</p>
<p>Bertie. Yes. Here is a gentleman here that knows him to be a surgeon.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waterman, and live at Richmond.</p>
<p>Q. What character does he bear?</p>
<p>Monk. He bears a very good character. I have walk with him with 100 l. in my pocket, and never mistrusted him. I know his lady very well, and she kept the best of quality company.</p>
<p>- Johnson . I am a Smith, and live in Marlborough street; I have known the prisoner six or seven months, and he always bore a very good character, and always acted as such.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person76" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Emerson, and have lived with him since the sixth of March.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he been married?</p>
<p>Trueman. About six or seven years. I knew my mistress before he was married to her.</p>
<p>Q. What character has Mr. Emerson?</p>
<p>Trueman. A very good one. as far as I can see.</p>
<persName id="t17481012-6-person77"> Thomas Rogers
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a chairman, and ply in Covent Garden; I have known him 20 years, and he had the character of an honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I knew him at Bristol, where he was in the sea service, and all the officers respected him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a publick house; the prisoner came sometimes to my house, and had opportunities of taking away things, but he did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Bell and Castle at Windsor.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Stevens. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe him to be an honest man, or not?</p>
<p>Stevens. No, I do not. I have very great reason to say so.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever make any inquiry after him in Kew Lane .</p>
<p>Stevens. The Duke of St. Alban's park-keeper made a strickt inquiry after him in Kew Lane ,
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<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17481012-6-person81" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Did you live with the prisoner in Kew Lane ?</p>
<p>Trueman. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did he keep a house, or was he a lodger?</p>
<p>Trueman. He kept a house there all the time.</p>
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<p>£5. 5s. J. Kynaston Fawkner.</p>
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<p>He was also indicted for uttering and publishing the same, knowing it to be forged, &c.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-7-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Steel-yard coffee house in Thomas street, and by the Prisoner's appearance, I thought he was a gentleman; when he was at our house, he said he was a searcher at the port of Lewis in Sussex, and was to be a searcher at the port of London, and wanted some body to go down to fetch his books.</p>
<p>Q. Did he seem to want any money?</p>
<p>Kinton. He came to me the 23d. of December, and asked if I had any money, and said he had bought a horse, and agreed with a person to go down to Lewis in Sussex ; and he said he had been at Mr. Crockatts in Cloak Lane, he said he had got this note to be paid by Mr. Crockatt, but he Did they did not pay any of these notes but on a Saturday, and that it would be paid next Saturday : the inquest of the ward were at our house then, and said it was a strange thing that such a worthy man as Mr. Crockatt should let a note of 5 l. 5 s. and made payable on demand, that was drawn the 27th of June, 1747, lye to this time unpaid ; he said he did not want money then, and he would not go and demand it: I said I had but three guineas in the house, and I could not leave myself without any money, and if two guineas would be of any service to him, he should have them; and I gave him the two guineas, and said, let me know what I am to have for my money, he said the note was indorsed, and he left it in my hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him indorsed it?</p>
<p>Kinton. No; I did not, and he said he would come on the Saturday for the remaining 3 guineas, and if I had had 5 guineas in the house then, he should have had them all upon the credit of the note. I went to Mr. Crockatt's house on the Saturday, and there is a Gentleman there that I spoke to, and I said I had brought a note for payment: he looked at the the note and laughed; and said, he would not give me a shilling for it; and he said he knew nothing of this Fawkner.</p>
<p>Q. Who does this note appear to be signed by?</p>
<p>Kinton. By J Kynaston Fawkner; but Mr. Plaistowe never came for the Money, and I never saw him since to my knowledge from that night, which was the 23d of December, till the 5th of July, when he was taken up.</p>
<p>Q. But before the 23d of December had not you frequently seen him?</p>
<p>Kinton. Yes, he got acquainted with some of the gentlemen that use my house; but he very seldom came at any other time but of an evening.</p>
<p>The note was read.</p>
<p>'' June 27th, 1747.</p>
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<p>. 5. 5 s .</p>
<p>'' J. Kynaston Fawkner.</p>
<p>Pris. Coun. Did you ever lend him any other money?</p>
<p>Kinton. Yes, once I lent him 18 s.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lend him these 2 guineas for?</p>
<p>Kinton. Upon this note.</p>
<p>Q. I would ask you, whether you did not lend Mr. Plaistow money after this?</p>
<p>Kinton. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lend him a guinea once?</p>
<p>Kinton. No, it was an 18 s. piece.</p>
<p>Q. How long was the loan of the 18 s. piece, before the loan of the 2 guineas?</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know Fawkner's hand?</p>
<p>Kinton. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Kinton. I believe this gentleman (the prisoner) came to our house the latter end of July, asked if I knew one Fawkner of South Carolina : I said I knew one of the name who came from South Carolina , and there was a note which he brought for 30 l. which was accepted, but not paid, and we should be glad to know where to find him; and Mr. Plaistowe said, he had defrauded him and others, at an election at Southampton; and that he had advertised him the 27th of July, with the initial letters of his name, J. K. F.</p>
<p>Q. What July ?</p>
<p>Watson. Last July was 12 months.</p>
<p>Q. What was it that the prisoner said to you then?</p>
<p>Watson. He said Kynaston had defrauded him and several others, in passing away notes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him since that?</p>
<p>Watson . Never since, till I saw him in court to day; I am not certain whether I did not shew him Mr. Fawkners's acceptance of the bill.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-7-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . [Attorney] was present when the prisoner was taken in St. James's Park, by the centry , and they carried him into the centry box, and he desired them to be favourable to him, for if they prosecuted him, they would ruin him; he called me in twice. and desired I would speak to the prosecutor, and I told him I would speak to the prosecutor to be favourable to him.</p>
<p>Q. What business is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Baccus. I never knew that he was of any?</p>
<p>Q. Consider the prisoner now stands charged with a crime which affects his life; do not you know that he was a lieutenant in his majesty's service?</p>
<p>Baccus. No, I do not, I have heard that he was.</p>
<p>Q. Now I would ask you what was contained in the warrant, what was the warrant for?</p>
<p>Baccus. I think it was for defrauding
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<p>Q. Did you fasten all the doors before you went to bed?</p>
<p>Cook. I fastened them all.</p>
<p>Q. Do you imagine that the thief got in at the fore door?</p>
<p>Cook. No; I believe he got in backwards , for there is a skittle ground, and a garden ground; I believe the watchman pushed back the lock of the fore door, to come in there; and he gave me two shirts, and a pair of black silk stockings, which he took off the ground; my drawers were all open, and I missed a silk gown, a cotton gown, a linen gown, and a petticoat, &c. There were two pair of stockings, and a brass cock, the property of
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<p>Q. Do you know who took them?</p>
<p>Cook. The prisoner was the last man we let out of the house, and then we went to bed.</p>
<p>Q. What night was this?</p>
<p>Cook . On the Saturday night; and he was taken on the Sunday morning at my Lord Cobham's head.</p>
<p>Q. Did he confess the fact?</p>
<p>Cook. He said to Mr. Whitton, if he would go to such an empty house in Chancery Lane, he would find the things, and they were found there.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he broke the house open?</p>
<p>Cook. No; he said he broke open the drawers with a wire; and the Justice ordered Mr. Ind to go to the house in Chancery Lane, and there he found the things.</p>
<p>Q. to Ind. What are you?</p>
<p>Ind. I am turnkey of Clerkenwell Bridewell.</p>
<p>Pris. Cook to Mrs. Cook . Did not the prisoner live over against you ?</p>
<p>Cook . I knew him only by his coming and mending the locks .</p>
<p>Q. I am not asking you how intimate you was with him; I ask you how long you have known him?</p>
<p>Cook. I believe twelve months.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he come often to Daniel's house?</p>
<p>Cook. Yes; he used to come almost every day.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he spend an evening there sometimes</p>
<p>Cook. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where is this house?</p>
<p>Cook. The Queen's Head, in Middle-row, Holborn.</p>
<p>Q. What business was the man that lived over against you?</p>
<p>Cook. A lock-smith.</p>
<p>Q. Who was in the house that Saturday night? was not the sailor there?</p>
<p>Cook. I cannot tell whether he was or no.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you to go out upon a party of pleasure the next day?</p>
<p>Cook. I was to go and see a gentlewoman at Paddington , which is Mr. Daniel's sister.</p>
<p>Q. Now did not he say he would find a trick to prevent you?</p>
<p>Cook. No; he never said any such thing.</p>
<p>Pris. Coun. I say it is fact, and it will turn out so; take your time, and consider whether this was not spoke in the hearing of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Cook. No; it was not said in his hearing.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to hear of your things?</p>
<p>Cook. By means of the watchman; for the watchman said, peggy, there is the man that has your things.</p>
<p>Q. When you say the watchman said, Peggy, there is the man that had your things, did he tell you it was the prisoner had them?</p>
<p>Cook. No; he said, Peggy, I hear you are robbed; he asked me what I had lost, and I told him every thing; and he said, the last man that went out of your house was
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<p>Pris. Did you fasten the doors and all the drawers before you went to bed.</p>
<p>Cook. Yes; they were all fastened but one drawer, and that had no lock to it; and I went to bed at 12 o'clock, because I was to go out the next morning.</p>
<p>Pris. Coun . Was you perfectly sober at that time?</p>
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<p>Q. Was the sailor sober?</p>
<p>Cook . The sailor was not there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-10-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> [the sailor.] I lodged at Daniel's house, and went to bed about eleven o'clock on the Saturday night, when the house was robbed ; and between two and three in the morning, I heard the house was broke open and robbed. On the Sunday morning, between ten and eleven o'clock, Fox (the watchman) came, and asked me if I had been robbed, and seemed to smile; I said the house had been robbed, but not I; but I found it was so: and Fox said , if I would give him some small satisfaction, he could help me to my things again.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose you would have been willing to have given him a small satisfaction?</p>
<p>Lemmon . Yes; I was to have given him half a guinea, and Daniel was to have given him another half guinea.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you who had them?</p>
<p>Lemmon . He said he saw Weston go along between two and three with a bundle. I asked him, why he did not stop him; he said, because he knew him before, and knew him to be an honest man, and one that worked in the neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know where Weston lived?</p>
<p>Lemmon. No, I did not; but I knew where to find him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know his name?</p>
<p>Lemmon . I knew him by the name of Jemmy the smith; and she called him by the name of Jemmy the smith.</p>
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<p>Pris. Coun . Mrs. Cook says she went to bed at twelve, because she was to go abroad in the morning. I ask you, whether you was not to go abroad with her?</p>
<p>Lemmon . I did not know but I might go with her; or to see an acquaintance just by.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Ind. This was at Lord Cobham's Head . And Justice Hole said, he would be a friend to him, if he would own where the things were. The prisoner was fuddled, and he gave me directions to go to an empty house in Chancery Lane, at the end of White's Alley, and there I found the things.</p>
<p>Q. How did you get into this empty house?</p>
<p>Ind. I went to a publick house, and borrowed a candle, and got up the wall, and went in to the house, and on the first floor I found them; there was with the things a screw driver, and a gimblet , and I took another screw driver out of his pocket, before the Justice ; the prisoner owned he took the things, and that no body was concerned with him, for he said, he would not charge any body wrongfully.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any thing of the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Ind. I never knew any thing of him before in my life.</p>
<p>Pris. The woman that appeared here is a very bad woman, and induced me to neglect my master's business, and to do other things that I should not.</p>
<p>Mr. Dolley. I live in Holborn. I have known the prisoner three years as working with Mr. John Hill, and I never heard any complaint of him before; and as he is a jobbing smith, who is employed promiscuously at other people's houses, if he had done any thing amiss, I should have heard it. I never heard that he wronged any body; and it is such a notorious house, that people are afraid to live there.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say as to the Woman who has been the evidence against him?</p>
<p>Dolley. I would not take her word for a pin ; for she has been the ruin of half the young men in our neighbourhood.</p>
<p>John Hill. I am the prisoner's master; the prisoner has work'd with me near three years.</p>
<p>Q. Did he work with you till he was taken up?</p>
<p>Hill. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you apprehend him to be an honest man?</p>
<p>Hill. I do take him to be an honest man.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think he would wrong you?</p>
<p>Hill. I believe not. I took him to be as honest a boy as any in the world, 'till he got into this woman's company; and there is not a boy of fifteen years of age can go by, without being pulled in.</p>
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<p>Gunter. I had no reason to think so, for he has had opportunities enough, if he had had a mind to have wrong'd me.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this house?</p>
<p>Gunter. I do verily believe it as it is represented to be, a very infamous house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-11-person129" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came up into my room, and there was a lad and a woman; and as soon as he came up, he took my wedding ring off my finger, and went down stairs; and I said, come, give me my ring, but he went away with it, and I did not see him again till the 10th of Febr. and then I charged him with robbing me; and he said, the ring was pawned in Whitechapel, and he would redeem it, and he did redeem it on the 10th of Febr. and I asked him to come to my house.</p>
<p>Q. So after he had robbed you, you asked him to come to your house; what did you do that for?</p>
<p>Cornish. In order to get him there, to take him. And on the 21st of Febr. he came again to my room, and took away the same ring that he had redeemed; and then he came another time, and took a ring off a chest of drawers, and I said, you rogue, what, are you come to rob me again? I met him some time afterwards, and asked him where they were, he said he had pawned them, but I should have them again; but he sold them three days afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see him afterwards?</p>
<p>Cornish. I saw him afterwards the beginning of March, at a house where I was (one Bull's, in Dyer's street, Bloomsbury) and he offered me a dram, and I threw down the cup and broke it ; and he took an opportunity to abuse me.</p>
<p>Q. Have you no husband ?</p>
<p>Cornish. Not that lives with me.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see him afterwards?</p>
<p>Cornish . I never saw him after March, till he was taken, which was the 28th of Sept.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never see him after that till he was taken?</p>
<p>Cornish. Yes; but I had no body to take him up. I would have taken him up twenty times if I had had an opportunity.</p>
<p>Pris. Co. to Mrs. Cornish. I am obliged to say a thing to you, which makes against yourself. Did not the prisoner work for a tenant of yours, one Hookham?</p>
<p>Cornish. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I think he work'd there about six weeks; where was your husband then?</p>
<p>Cornish . He was in the country.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the prisoner lie all that time?</p>
<p>Cornish . He lay at the
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<p>Q. And you will take upon you to say, that in all that six weeks, the prisoner never lay in your house?</p>
<p>Cornish. Not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Did no body else lie in your house, but you and your children?</p>
<p>Cornish . I don't know that there was?</p>
<p>Q. And did nobody take somebody out of bed from you and your children?</p>
<p>Cornish. No.</p>
<p>Q. Yo u was very intimate with the prisoner, was not you?</p>
<p>Cornish . We used to talk to one another.</p>
<p>Q. Was this six weeks, in which he used to come to your house, before the taking the ring off your finger, or after?</p>
<p>Cornish . I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. You say he took the ring off your finger in Febr. was the time of his visiting you before this, or afterwards?</p>
<p>Cornish. No; it was afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. So he visited you for six weeks afterwards?</p>
<p>Cornish. I do not remember the time.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take the ring in a jocose manner?</p>
<p>Cornish. Yes; he took it off my finger, and run down stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Now did not you go with this young man to take this ring out of pawn?</p>
<p>Cornish. Yes; because he promised to pay me for the ring 5 s. a week.</p>
<p>Q. Now did not you give him this ring?</p>
<p>Cornish. No.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the ring pawn'd?</p>
<p>Cornish. At one Dawson's, in Bell yard, Whitechappel .</p>
<p>Q. Now as to the second ring, what time was that taken away?</p>
<p>Cornish. On the 21st of February.</p>
<p>Q. Now were they two different rings, or the same ring?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174810120014"/>Cornish. It was the same ring.</p>
<p>Q. Now, how often did you see him after the 21st of February, before you got a warrant for him?</p>
<p>Cornish. About three or four times, I was very ignorant, and did not know how to go about it.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the third ring taken from you?</p>
<p>Cornish. At Mrs. Bull's, I was there three weeks.</p>
<p>Q. And had you no bedfellow there?</p>
<p>Cornish. I lay with Mr. Bull, his wife, and his child.</p>
<p>Q. Pray now did not Mr. King lay with you one night there?</p>
<p>Cornish. No.</p>
<p>Q. What did your father-in-law beat you for?</p>
<p>Cornish. For nothing at all.</p>
<p>Estber Lander. About a fortnight ago, the prisoner owned he took the ring, and was very willing to make her recompence, and before the justice, on the 8th of September, he said, as she had let it alone so long, he would take his remedy at law.</p>
<p>Mr. Barret. I am a plaisterer in Mount Street, by Grosvenor Square, the prisoner worked for me a year and an half, and when work was scarce, I employed him at home, believing him to be a very sober honest man; and I employed him where-ever I could.</p>
<p>Mrs. Dawson . The prisoner and this Woman came to my house to redeem a ring.</p>
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<p>Dawson. Yes, I did, and he said yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was this in her hearing?</p>
<p>Dawson . Yes, he was as near to her as I am now.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know the gentlemen?</p>
<p>Wilkins . Yes, and as we were going along, the prisoner said he would carry one piece and the yard, for it looked something like a tradesman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you let him carry one piece?</p>
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<p>Wilkins . He took them out of my hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-14-person143" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the beginning of September, I lost all my cloaths and my linnen.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>Sibley. About half an hour after the prisoner had taken them away.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. What age is she?</p>
<p>Sibley. She is at least thirteen or fourteen.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she took them?</p>
<p>Sibley. Because some of them were found upon her, and she owned the taking them; and she charged some to her mother in the country, that she was a partaker with her.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suspect the prisoner?</p>
<p>Sibley . Her going away 10, and not returning, gave me a suspicion of her; and I sent to the vestry-clark of Cheshunt, where I had her from; and he took her up and put her into the workhouse, and then sent for me; I sent a warrant down to bring her up, and she was carried before Justice Hole, and she said that she fell asleep under a hedge, with the things under her head, and they were taken away from her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any of these things again?</p>
<p>Sibley. Only a cap and a handkerchief.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-14-person144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went down to serve a warrant, to fetch the girl from Cheshunt , where she was put out apprentice to my mother; and she was taken up and detained there in the workhouse, by the vestry-clark: I brought her up the same day I went down, and carried her before justice Hole, and she confessed the taking the things; and declared that her mother was in a field hard by, and took the things from her.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this field?</p>
<p>Broom. A little beyond Wood's Close, as you go to Islington; and the prisoner wanted to take her mother up, and I took her and carried her before Justice Hole, and she cleared herself before the Justice of what her daughter accused her of.</p>
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<p>Dutton. I cannot tell who he was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you acquaint the gentleman with it?</p>
<p>Dutton. No, I could not, for if I had acquainted him with it, I had lost sight of the prisoner at the bar; and I called to another person to stop him, and he was taken.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear that to be the handkerchief, that was taken from the Gentleman?</p>
<p>Dutton. I observed the handkerchief before, for I saw the corner of it hang out of his pocket, and it has been in my custody ever since; and the person that seized him, and I, carried him before my Lord Mayor directly, and he was committed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find the gentleman out?</p>
<p>Dutton. I advertised it in the next day's Advertiser, and he came once, but never came again afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-15-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 14th of September, I was talking to a gentleman by the Mansion-house, and I saw Mr. Dutton pursuing the prisoner, and calling after him, and crying step their; I stopped him, and saw him take the handkerchief either out of his bosom, or out of his pocket; and I saw the prisoner throw it away.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who picked it up?</p>
<p>Bird. I think Mr. Dutton picked it up.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say then?</p>
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<p>Q. Who is your master?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Collins.</p>
<p>Q. Are not you apprentice with him now?</p>
<p>Prisoner, No; he did not use me well.</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know he is the person?</p>
<p>Austin. Because I followed him, and took him in Thames Street; I charged Mr. Holmes the constable with him, and he took it out of his breeches; then the prisoner went with us to a warehouse, and shewed us the hogshead he took it out of, which belonged to Mr. Coleman and son; it came out of the ship Otley , and the number of the Cask was 14 .</p>
<p>Q. Is there any other mark you know it by?</p>
<p>Austin. Yes; it is marked with an O for the ship Otley.</p>
<p>Q. Did you weigh it?</p>
<p>Austin. I carried it to Mr. Beale's , a grocer, and it weighed nine pound,</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-16-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable of Tower Ward , I took this handkerchief with this sugar, out of the prisoner's breeches upon Young's Key, and it has been in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Who charged you with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Holmes. Austin, and when I had taken the sugar from him, he went and showed me the hogshead he took it out of, and it was mark'd
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<interp inst="t17481012-16-person158" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner six years, and the prisoner was employed by my father, who was a goldsmith in King Street, Westminster, to open his shop; his name was York, and he has been entrusted with some hundred pounds worth of plate, and he never wronged him of any thing, and since my father died , I had no occasion for him.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Box. My husband is a grocer and druggist , in King Street, Westminster.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-16-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a publick house in Bell Alley, by King Street, Westminster; the prisoner has lodged in my house six or seven years, and oftentimes I am intrusted with six or seven hundred pounds worth of goods, and he has been intrusted with plate, and I never knew that he ever wronged any body of any thing.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Bliss. That which is very honest.</p>
<p>Q. But was not he a little liquorish?</p>
<p>Bliss. He always had a good character, he belongs to the third regiment of guards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-16-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to the General Post Office, not as a letter carrier, but to bring them from house at the other end of the town, and put them in there: I have known the prisoner four years, and he always behaved very honestly to me in what I employed him in; which was carrying my heavy bags to the Post Office, one hundred, or a hundred and half weight; and the character I had of him when I took him, was a very good one.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Cook. Yes; that woman and another woman came into my master's shop on the eighth or ninth of September; the prisoner came in and asked for a pair of snuffers, and she took a pair of scissars.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her take the scissars?</p>
<p>Cook. Yes; I opened a paper of snuffers, and asked her a shilling, she said they were not good enough; and as I was looking down, I saw her take a paper of gown eyes about a gross; and while I was opening the snuffers, a gentleman came in, and she would have gone off, and said the snuffers were not worth 2 d. the other woman went out of the shop, and the prisoner after her: I went after the prisoner about half a dozen yards, and asked her if she had not got a paper out of the shop; she denied it, I brought her into our shop again, and she stood close by the side of the counter, and hid the snuffers under a paper, and the gross of gown eyes I saw her throw behind the counter: at twelve o'clock she was sent to the counter, and between three and four to Guild Hall, and she said she was innocent.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take up the paper and put into her hand, that you took up from behind the counter , that you say she threw down?</p>
<p>Cook. I took up the paper which she threw be hind the computer.</p>
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<p>Tuston. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any body have it?</p>
<p>Tuston. Yes; Swanson had it in her hand, and she gave it to
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<p>Q. Was it given by the woman to the other prisoner?</p>
<p>Tuston. They were close together, and one handed it to the other.</p>
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<p>Prisoner How. I know nothing of it?</p>
<p>Tuston. He had it in his hand, as plain as I have this in my hand.</p>
<p>Swanson. I never saw the prosecutor in my life before.</p>
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<p>Q. Was any thing found upon the prisoner?</p>
<p>Fisher. He had a waistcoat.</p>
<p>Q. Was it concealed?</p>
<p>Fisher. Yes, it was, there was nothing of it to be seen.</p>
<p>Q. To Bagnall. Is that your waistcoat?</p>
<p>Bagnall. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Mawhood. I live with my father.</p>
<p>Q. Is he a housekeeper or a lodger?</p>
<p>Mawhood . He lodges in Mr. Bedell's house, and this woman took the money out of a chest of drawers in
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<p>Q. Was the chest of drawers locked?</p>
<p>Mawhood. Yes; for I put the money in that very morning, for I had been to receive a little prize money.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Mawhood. About eight o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go out then?</p>
<p>Mawhood. I went to Tower Hill to receive some prize money, and I went to put more money in, and I missed my money that I had put in before.</p>
<p>Q. Was the chest of drawers open when you came back?</p>
<p>Mawhood. No, it was locked.</p>
<p>Q. Have you recovered any of your money again?</p>
<p>Mawhood. The prisoner returned me 14 guineas again, and said it was the first fact, and hoped I would be favourable to her, and she said she was very sorry for what she had done.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you meet with her?</p>
<p>Mawhood. Between ten and elaven o'clock at night, coming from Goodmans Fields Wells .</p>
<p>Q. Was she c oming back to the house?</p>
<p>Mawhood. No, she would not come back to that house.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner lodge there?</p>
<p>Mawhood. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you promise to be favourable to her?</p>
<p>Mawhood. I told her if she returned me what she took, I would be favourable to her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you what she had done with the money?</p>
<p>Mawhood. She said she could not tell what she had done with it, only what money she had laid out in clothes.</p>
<p>Q. Was the door of the room locked?</p>
<p>Mawhood. Yes; but the key hung upon a nail by the room door, for my father was gone out, and the key of the chest of drawers was in a lower drawer, which was not locked.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the prisoner lodge in the house before that?</p>
<p>Mawhood. About a fortnight or three weeks I believe, I had not been there above a month.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That night he lay with me, and he told me where the key of the chest of drawers was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever lie with her?</p>
<p>Mawhood. I never lay with her in my life.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He did indeed, and please you my lord.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174810120018"/>Mawhood. I was with her once in Sun-tavern fields, and would have lain with her, but she would not let me. I never did lie with her.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you know of the fact?</p>
<p>Paine. I know nothing of the fact; only I saw the fourteen guineas told to the prosecutor out of the corner of a handkerchief, and she said she took it, and that she was very sorry for what she had done, but she denied it at first; and she said she would give him the clothes, and all the things.</p>
<p>Q. Was she charged with it then?</p>
<p>Paine. She was charged with it over night; and the next day before the Justice, she said, she took the money, and was sorry for what she had done.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you at Goodman's Fields wells ?</p>
<p>Johnson. I was at the door when she was taken, and I saw her deliver to Mr. Mawhood fourteen guineas, three gold rings, a pair of silver shoe-buckles, and a handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Mawhood. Were these your rings?</p>
<p>Mawhood. No, my Lord; they were bought out of the money.</p>
<p>Q. to Johnson. Did she say what she bought them for?</p>
<p>Johnson. She said she bought them out of the money.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say how she came by the money?</p>
<p>Johnson. She said it was Mr. Mawhood's, and that she took it from him, and was very sorry for what she had done.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Cunningham. She was taken at my suit.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against her?</p>
<p>Cunningham. I was asleep in a publick house, at
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<p>Q. Was it night or day?</p>
<p>Cunningham. It was in the day time.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be asleep at an ale-house in the day time?</p>
<p>Cunningham. Because I was working late at night, and could not get into my lodging, so I went to this house.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a night house?</p>
<p>Cunningham. I believe it might, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it?</p>
<p>Cunningham. It was on a Sunday morning; for on the Saturday night I was working late.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this done?</p>
<p>Cunningham. I believe it was between eleven and twelve o'clock, but I can't tell. I lost my silver stock-buckle, and a shilling in money; the maid of the house saw it done, I did not see it done.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner in the house while you was there?</p>
<p>Cunningham. I don't know that she was.</p>
<p>Q. Was you drunk or sober when you went there?</p>
<p>Cunningham. I can't say I was directly sober.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had a shilling in your pocket then?</p>
<p>Cunningham. Yes, I am.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take the prisoner up?</p>
<p>Cunningham. I took her up about a fortnight afterwards, upon the information of the maid of the house.</p>
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<p>Q. What at this night house?</p>
<p>Mitchell. Yes. I came from Brentford; I did not know what sort of a house it was, when I went there.</p>
<p>Q. Do you live there now?</p>
<p>Mitchell. I am there till the trial is over.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the last witness,
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<p>Mitchell. He used to drink there sometimes in the day time; I never saw him in the night before.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Mitchell. Yes; I have known her ever since I have been there, by her using the house.</p>
<p>Q. What did you see the prisoner do?</p>
<p>Mitchell. I saw the prisoner take the stock-buckle out of the prosecutor's pocket, and three half pence, I saw no more; and I said I would call my mistress, and she threatened me, my Lord, if I did.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Mitchell. This was just as she was going out at the door; I could not tell my mistress while she was in the house, for she threatened my life.</p>
<p>Q. Has your master been here?</p>
<p>Mitchell. He has been here almost all day.</p>
<p>Pris. Cunningham put this woman into the warrant.</p>
<p>Cunningham. I put four of them in, upon suspicion.</p>
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<p>Q. Did Mitchell tell you of this before you took out the warrant.</p>
<p>Cunningham . Yes; she told me of it that very morning.</p>
<p>Pris. There were two soldiers, and two women there</p>
<p>Mitchell. There was never a soldier there.</p>
<p>Pris. The landlord is a very wicked man, my Lord; can he be an honest man, that keeps such a house as that, and keeps his footman?</p>
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<p>Q. What reason have you to charge the prisoner with any of these things?</p>
<p>Millward. Only by the confession of a boy.</p>
<p>Q. When did you take the prisoner up?</p>
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<p>Q. How long has the prisoner work'd for you?</p>
<p>Millward. About four years, or three years and an half.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find any thing upon the prisoner?</p>
<p>Millward. I have lost a great many things; but I never found any thing upon him.</p>
<p>Pris. Did you ever hear any thing of a dishonest character of me, while I work'd with you?</p>
<p>Millward. No; I never heard any thing of dishonesty in you, only keeping loose women company.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his stealing any shoes ?</p>
<p>Deaton. Yes; seven pair of shoes, and about six or eight pair of soles.</p>
<p>Q. What you stole them, and gave them to him?</p>
<p>Deaton. Yes. I took them before my master came down, and gave them to him, and he went and sold them.</p>
<p>Q. What time were the soles taken?</p>
<p>Deaton. He had five pair the Sunday before Bartholomew day; and he always advised me when I took any money, not to take less than sixpence, for if I took a penny or two pence, they would miss it the sooner.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you find any of these things again?</p>
<p>Hasler . I found a pair of my stockings on the prisoner's legs, and I had them taken off.</p>
<p>Q. Did she live in your house?</p>
<p>Hasler . No; she used to come early in the morning with shoes, or to do any odd things, and she enticed a young servant of mine to give her several things.</p>
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<p>Q. What did you use to carry them to the prisoner, or she come to you for them?</p>
<p>Wilson. She never would be easy, but when I was giving her things.</p>
<p>Q. Did she come into the house?</p>
<p>Wilson . Yes; she came into the shop, and I gave them to her, and she carry'd them away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you sell any thing in the shop for your mistress?</p>
<p>Wilson . No.</p>
<p>Q. Did she take them for your use, or for her own use?</p>
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<p>Q. You did not give them her?</p>
<p>Wilson. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell your mistress of it?</p>
<p>Wilson. No; and she desired I would give her that velvet hood, and she enticed me to carry them to pawn, and she took the money; and she used to bring a dram in her pocket, and give me some, and I was not used to them, and I was never sober hardly during the whole time I was doing those things.</p>
<p>Pris. Did I ever receive any goods of you in my life?</p>
<p>Wilson. Yes, to my sorrow.</p>
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<p>Bell. They were in her room.</p>
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<p>Bell. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you robbed of any thing?</p>
<p>Robins. Yes. On the 24th of Sept. between eight and nine at night.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you robbed?</p>
<p>Robins. Between
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<p>Q. What was you robbed of?</p>
<p>Robins. On seven shillings and two pence half penny.</p>
<p>Q. Who was you robbed by?</p>
<p>Robins. By
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<p>Q. Had you any body with you?</p>
<p>Robins. No body at all.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a night was it?</p>
<p>Robins. It was a very moon shiney night.</p>
<p>Q. Were they on horseback, or on foot?</p>
<p>Robins. They were on foot; and
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<interp inst="t17481012-30-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the young one, laid hold of my horse's bridle; and I did not see him till he had hold of my horse's head.</p>
<p>Q. When he had hold of your horse's head, did he speak to you?</p>
<p>Robins. Yes; he demanded my money.</p>
<p>Q. Who was that?</p>
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<p>Q. What did they look like?</p>
<p>Robins. They looked like hedge stakes.</p>
<p>Q. Then you was not afraid of them?</p>
<p>Robins. I can't say I was, only as I had nothing to defend myself with; and I desired, as I was going further, that they would give me something, and they gave me the two pence half penny back again.</p>
<p>Q. What did they say to you?</p>
<p>Robins. They said they must have my money.</p>
<p>Q. Did they use any oaths or threats?</p>
<p>Robins. No; and when they had got this they went away.</p>
<p>Q. How far was you from any town or village?</p>
<p>Robins. There was a village about half a mile off, and they bid me go on; and I went to my master's house, and
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<p>Q. Where did you come up with them?</p>
<p>Robins. At Wimley Green .</p>
<p>Q. Had they any sticks then?</p>
<p>Robins. Yes; they had common sticks then.</p>
<p>Q. Perhaps your fear magnified their sticks into clubs: I had a brace of pistols, and I told them to surrender themselves, for they were my prisoners; the Groom had a blunderbuss, and Agnes had one pistol.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell them why you took them up?</p>
<p>Robins. Yes; I told them they had robbed me, and that they were my prisoners; I delivered them into the hands of others, till I could get a constable I had changed my clothes then.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you do that?</p>
<p>Robins. Because I thought they would rob me again, and the next day, I carried them before Justice Poulson.</p>
<p>Q. When they were charged with this fact be fore Justice Poulson, what did they say for themselves?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174810120023"/>Robins. They both said they were guilty of the fact; and the Justice asked them if they had any questions to ask the prosecutor, and they said they had not.</p>
<p>Justice Poulson . On Sunday the 25th of September, the prisoners were brought before me, and they were charged by that man for robbing him on the highway, as he has now related; my clerk was not at home, and I took their confessions myself, here are the confessions: I asked them if they were free and ready to do it, and they said they were free and ready to do it; there was no compulsion, and I did not say any thing to them to induce them to do it; this is the hand of
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<p>Q. Were they read to them, and were they asked whether they understood what they were going to do, and the consequences of it?</p>
<p>Poulson. Yes; and I told them they were not compelled to do it, and they said they did it freely.</p>
<p>[The Confession of
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<p>'' The voluntary confession of
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<p>[The Confession of
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<p>Q. Did they speak of any accomplices?</p>
<p>J. Poulson. They said they were not concerned with any body; but by what they said, I had reason to believe they were concerned in those parts.</p>
<p>Q. Did they say it was the first robbery they had committed?</p>
<p>J. Poulson. They said they would not give any account of any robberies they had committed; and that they knew of nothing but what was done among themselves.</p>
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<p>Q. How many went?</p>
<p>Middleton. There was the groom, and
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<p>Q. Did he tell you whether those who robbed him, were on horseback or on foot?</p>
<p>Middleton. He said they were on foot,
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<p>Q. Did Robins tell you where he was robbed?</p>
<p>Middleton. He said, between Wimley and Sudbury ?</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet with the prisoners at the bar?</p>
<p>Middleton. Yes; we met them on the highway, Robins had given us a description of them before, that, the old man was dressed in a dark coat, and the young man, in a lose light coloured coat;
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<p>Q. Who set up with them?</p>
<p>Middleton. I did, Agnes and Howard.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before a magistrate with them?</p>
<p>Middleton. Yes; I was before Justice Poulson.</p>
<p>Q. How near have you a magistrate?</p>
<p>Middleton. About two miles.</p>
<p>Prisoner Shorer . I had been sick for want of victuals, and for want of work; and it was necessity that drove me to it, for I could get nothing to eat but apples.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you his brother?</p>
<p>Shaw. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What has he been brought up to?</p>
<p>Shaw. To labouring business.</p>
<p>Q. What age is he?</p>
<p>Shaw. I believe he is about 18 years of age, I never heard when he went to the plough when he was at home, but that he was a sober honest boy; and when he went to service, his masters always said they could trust him with any thing.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Shaw. At Windsor .</p>
<p>Q. How long has he been gone from you?</p>
<p>Shaw. He went away about Whitson Week.</p>
<p>Q. Is your father living?</p>
<p>Shaw. No; his mother kept him till he was fit to go to service.</p>
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<p>Q. What have you to say with respect to your brother?</p>
<p>Shaw. He was bred up in an honest way, and always behaved so, as far as ever I heard.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174810120024"/>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Shaw. I live almost as far as Whiltshire, and I know he had a good character from his masters.</p>
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<p>Both Guilty.</p>
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<p>And the court unanimously agreed, to recommend them to the Lord Justices for mercy.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Are you a house-keeper.</p>
<p>Lazarus. Yes; I went out about six o'clock in the evening, and staid till nine, I locked my door when I went out, and left two boxes of silver hard ware, and I left the key of my room up one pair of stairs with a woman, who is now in trouble on suspicion, her name is Rosamoud is Bannister.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Lazarus. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17481012-31-victim275 t17481012-31-viclabel178"/>. and have paid for many a licence to the king.</p>
<p>Q. When you came home, how did you find your house?</p>
<p>Lazarus. I went to put the key into the door, and I found all was loose; (I did not know the door was broke open before I put the key in) the lock was loose, the nails were out, and a piece of wood was cut out.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>Lazarus . I missed two boxes where all my things were, and a bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Tell us what you lost?</p>
<p>Lazarus. There was one gold ring set with diamonds, and ten gold rings set with chrystal stones, there was at least two hundred pounds worth of things.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found your things uagain?</p>
<p>Lazarus. Some of them we found about four days after the robbery was committed; there is a man that sells old cloaths, gave us information of them, and I got a search warrant, and found them. The prisoner offered the goods to sale to a man that is here, and the prisoner owned he was at my apartment, and he did confess he took two boxes away, and that he had two others to help him to carry them: the prisoner was carried before Justice Withers, and he confessed he took the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-31-person280" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . I am a constable, on the 26th of September, I had a search warrant granted me by Justice Withers, one Aaron brought me the search warrant.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by that Portmanteau?</p>
<p>Foster. I found it in Blue Anchor Alley, at the house of one Mr. Broadstreet, he lets the house out in tenements; and this portmanteau was concealed in a dark closet.</p>
<p>Q. Who was with you then?</p>
<p>Foster. The proprietor of the goods.</p>
<p>Q. Was Mrs. Lazarus there?</p>
<p>Foster. Yes; and the gentleman of the house ordered the portmanteau to be broke open, and as soon as Mrs. Lazarus saw the portmanteau opened, she said these are my goods, these are my goods. I am ruined, I am ruined: she said that was her quilt, and in that bag were two licences.</p>
<p>Q. Are these things yours?</p>
<p>Lazarus. Yes; they are mine.</p>
<p>Q. Was the portmanteau open in the house?</p>
<p>Foster. It was opened in the house, and she said there was not half what she had lost.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take up the prisoner?</p>
<p>Foster. I was not concerned in it.</p>
<p>Justice Withers sworn.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the trunk or the bundle?</p>
<p>Withers. They were brought to my house the 26th of September, they have been in my house ever since, and they have never been opened that I know of. The prisoner said, that
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<p>Q. To Mrs. Lazarus. Was the prisoner asked where he took them from;</p>
<p>Lazarus. Yes; and he said he took them out of a house in Camomile Court, in Camomile Street.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask the gentleman, whether I told him I took them out of the house, or whether they were delivered to me by a Jew?</p>
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<p>Q. To
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<p>Lazarus. Yes; there was a large pair of silver buckles which he owned.</p>
<p>Q. How many pair of shoe buckles did you lose?</p>
<p>Lazarus. There were two drawers full of shoe buckles, and I do not think there were five pair found ; and Presgrove owned he pawned one pair for 8 s. (they burnt the boxes) there was a diamond ring with a shagreen case, and ten common gold rings set with chrystal stones, a large silver spoon, a dozen and eight tea spoons, and a great many other things .</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did I tell you I pawned those buckles?</p>
<p>Lazarus. He said he pawned them himself, and took 2 s. himself, and gave six shillings to the Jew.</p>
<p>Hyam Aaron . On the 20th of September, a woman who lives a little way off me, sent for me, I found the Court all in an uproar; and I heard that Mrs. Lazarus was robbed;
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<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner say any thing?</p>
<p>Aaron. I heard him say, he was concerned in the robbery, and was concerned in carrying the things off.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he was in the house?</p>
<p>Aaron. He did not say that, but he said this Cokey Levi and his wife, robbed him of a bundle of things; and that
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<interp inst="t17481012-31-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> told him, he would carry these things to Holland, and when he returned, he would give him ten guineas; and he said White had 8 s. of him, and returned him two shillings, and that was all he had for carrying the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-31-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , but his name is Cokey Levi, were walking in Moor Fields, I think about the 23d of September, and they asked me whether I would buy any caps, stockings and handkerchiefs, or silver, or mettle buckles, and other things; I told them I was willing to go and see what they were.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go with them?</p>
<p>Isaac. I went to the house by Moor Fields, where the things were; I told them I had not money enough, and I did not ask the price. I went to my father's, and I told him some persons had showed me some things, and I told him what sort of goods they were; and he said he believed they were the poor woman's goods, and we went directly and got a search warrant, and went to the house, but we did not meet with the prisoner at home.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-31-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner owned he helped to carry part of the goods away.</p>
<p>Q. Is Mr. Symon partner with you?</p>
<p>Lazarus. No; he is my own brother, and I set him up; he travels with a licence.</p>
<p>Q. When was the prisoner taken?</p>
<p>Symon . He was taken the 27th, by the information of Bannister, the woman that is in custody.</p>
<p>Prisoner. This White, or Cokey Levi, gave this Rose Bannister a bundle, and gave me a bundle, and took a bundle himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-31-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner twelve years.</p>
<p>Q. What Business are you?</p>
<p>Poultney. I am an Innholder.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Poultney. At the White Horse at London Wall.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's character?</p>
<p>Poultney. I never heard any thing amiss of him, his father and he have worked for me, but he has not worked for me these four or five years; I find he works at his business still; he owned to Justice Wither's clerks, that he was hired to carry those goods, I heard him say so.</p>
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<interp inst="t17481012-31-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Aldermanbury, I have work'd with him in several places, and take him to be a very honest man.</p>
<p>Q. Does he follow his business now?</p>
<p>Churchman. Yes; I do know that he has worked at his business within a short time, and I have worked with him at moving of Goods, for we carpenters move goods, as well as ticket porters.</p>
<p>Q. But you would not do it in the night time, in this clandestine manner?</p>
<p>Churchman. No; I would not in any clandestine way.</p>
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