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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175101160001"/>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 16th, Thursday the 17th, Friday the 18th, Saturday the 19th, and Monday the 21st of January.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Right Honble
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<p>NUMBER II.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1751.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</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
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<p>N. B. The* || + ++ direct to the Judge before whom the Prisoner was tried.</p>
<p>L. M. by which Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Harwood Lassiter,</p>
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<p>96. (M.)
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<p>Q. What are your partners names?</p>
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<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Gibson. He is a bomboat man, i.e. to cry drams about the river.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this lad who had first taken the prisoner?</p>
<p>Gibson. It was dark, and I don't know him. The prisoner begged our pardon and desired us to let him go, and offered us all the gin in his cag and sixpence if we would.
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming up the river from Deptford, about 6 o'clock a lighterman called me to come alongside him and asked me where I was going; I said up to Battle-bridge; he jumped into my boat, and
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<p>97. (M.)
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<p>William Jackson. On the 24th of Dec. the prisoner brought a hat to me to pawn for six shillings. He came about an hour and half after that to my man to fetch it out, when my man put it on the counter. The prisoner had somebody without the shop door who push'd it open, and the prisoner took the hat up and run away with it, without paying for it. My man run after him, and took him with the hat upon him, and brought him back, and he confessed several such like things he had done that very night.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I pawned this hat for 6 s. and went back again in about an hour for it. I thought I had money enough about me. I was looking over it, and found I had not enough. I desired he'd take what I had and I would go and fetch the rest. I went out and he followed me and took the hat from me. I was a little in liquor.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He offered me no money while he was in the shop. When he was taken then he did, 3 shillings and some halfpence, and the hat too, if I would let him go.</p>
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<p>98. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510116-3-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 11th of December the things mentioned were taken away by the prisoner, who had been in our house that day; when she came again I challenged her with it. She was taken up stairs and searched by some women, who can give the court an account of it. The spoons were in my wife's pocket, which were gone also.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-3-person51"> Mary Biggins
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<interp inst="t17510116-3-person51" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . In searching the prisoner, I felt the spoon in her stocking, and Mrs. Clark took it out.</p>
<p>Mrs. Clark. I saw Mrs. Brittain take a handkerchief out of the prisoner's bosom. There were 2 s. and a silver buckle tied up in one corner of it; and I took the spoon out of her left leg stocking.</p>
<p>The constable produced the spoon and handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. to Brittain. Are these your property?</p>
<p>Brittain. This is the spoon these women delivered to me after they had searched her. It is my property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming by the prosecutor's house about 8 o'clock in the evening. There was a great croud coming out at the door, and there I found the pocket with the spoon in it. I went in to let them know I had got it, and they took me away before the justice.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p>
<p>See No. 325. in Sir
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<interp inst="t17510116-4-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Christmas Eve between 7 and 8 o'clock, the prisoner took my hat off my head and ran away with it. I ran after him and cry'd stop thief. Two men stopped him.</p>
<p>Q. Whose servant are you?</p>
<p>Martin. I am servant to Albert Nesbit, Esq; this is a hat he provided for me; I had wore it but two or three times.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-4-person58"> Arthur Smith
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<interp inst="t17510116-4-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming up Holbourn from Smithfield, and a little on this side the watch-house I heard the cry of stop thief! and near a grocer's shop where was a light, the prisoner came running by me. I ran about 50 yards after him, when he stumbled and fell down. I was just behind him as he got up. I took hold of his arm, and the young man came up. Said I, what has he done to you? Said he, he has robbed me of my hat. The prisoner said he was almost starv'd. I saw a hat flung down, but I cannot swear to it. The hat was produced.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-4-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As I was going up Holbourn on Christmas Eve, this young man cry'd out stop thief! stop thief! I saw the prisoner running as hard as he could. I ran after him; whether the hat came from his hand or under his arm I cannot say. I saw it drop from him. I ran by it about 20 yards. We took the prisoner. Then the young man came up, and said, this man has stole my hat. We took the prisoner to the high-constable, there he owned the taking it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was coming along Holbourn, I saw a man walking behind the young man, I was about 12 yards behind him. I saw that man take his hat off his head. I ran after him to take him, and ran a considerable time. I by chance fell down, and the man got away; and these gentlemen came and took hold of me and thought I was the man, so they swore against me. What they say of my owning it is false.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 24th of May I was coming home from out of the city with my wife, and in
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<p>Q. What sort of cloaths had the man on, you take to be the prisoner, at that time?</p>
<p>Woodman. I imagine a lightish sort of a coat, and by his bulk and appearance, I do really believe the prisoner to be the man.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen him before?</p>
<p>Woodman. Never to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light at that time?</p>
<p>Woodman. There was no moon, but it was done under the lamps, and light enough to discern.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you, upon the other trial, declare you were robbed by four men, of whom you had no knowledge?</p>
<p>Woodman. Yes I did, but upon seeing the prisoner before justice Fielding, I then recollected, and told him he was the man that laid hold of my jaw.</p>
<p>Mrs. Woodman. The prisoner is the man that laid hold of my husband. I had hold of my husband's arm at the same time; this was the 24th of May.
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> laid hold on me when the prisoner laid hold of my husband, as we were going into Ropemakers alley. I heard my husband say, use me well and you shall have what I have, but they beat him and used him very ill. There was another man passed us in trowsers, which I understand since was
<persName id="t17510116-5-person71"> Anthony Whittle
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . They took my pocket; one came cross the road and took it; then when they wanted to search me farther, I said, if they would be easy they should have my other pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Mrs. Woodman. No not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. How many did you see?</p>
<p>Mrs. Woodman. I saw but four men?</p>
<p>Q. Was it a light night?</p>
<p>Mrs. Woodman. There was no moon, but it was not dark being just under a lamp. When the man laid hold of me first I thought he was going to kiss me. He took hold round my neck, and held my mouth, and said D - n you you bitch, if you make a noise, I'll blow your brains out.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Whether or no the person who stop'd your husband did it in the front or behind?</p>
<p>Mrs. Woodman. He came in the front of us.</p>
<p>Q. Who was seized first?</p>
<p>Mrs. Woodman. We were seized both together.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you in a good deal of surprise?</p>
<p>Mrs. Woodman. I was, but was not so much at first as I was afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the man in trowsers do any thing?</p>
<p>Mrs. Woodman. I saw him turn back and go to my husband.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Woodman. They were lighter coloured than what he has now on. After he was robbed I went and took him up; he was all bloody; he said, they have almost killed me. The man that took my first pocket off ran directly away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any weapon?</p>
<p>Mrs. Woodman. No, I did not. This same man was in Anthony Whittle's information, as concerned in this robbery, before justice Fielding.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner,
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Pendigrest and myself, were this same night (it was on Allhallows-day ) drinking together at the India Arms in Rag-fair. We all five agreed to come up together to Drury-lane: as we were coming along Moorfields, we saw the prosecutor and his wife before us.
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> said to me, there is a stanch cull, i.e. a man worth while, if you will we will touch him. I said, with all my heart. I was the first that came up to the prosecutor. I took hold on his collar, and
<persName id="t17510116-5-person76"> Anthony Whittle
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> followed me close. I left the prosecutor to Whittle and went to the woman, and took her in my arms, and put my arm round her neck, and her head leaned against my breast. She made as much resistance as could be expected by a woman. I got one of her pockets off, and prevented her crying out, when she began so to do, and she stood very quiet afterwards. I delivered one pocket to the prisoner at the bar, or else Charles Campbel, I cannot swear which. I had no hand in robbing the gentleman; the persons that robbed him were
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner take hold of the prosecutor?</p>
<p>Ecklin. I cannot say he did, because it was a very dark night. When we do such things we are in a great flutter, thinking how to make our escape, when we have got the goods. We left them and went to the Seven Dials and stop'd a chair, but the watchmen surrounded us, and we escaped as well as we could. The next day we met again at the India Arms about twelve o'clock, and divided the money, which was about 3 s. 6 d. a piece. I saw the prisoner have 2 s. of it. We had some silver lace, which was wrapped up in a piece of blue paper, which they said was taken out of one of the pockets.</p>
<p>On his Cross Examination he said, He was taken up about 12 o'clock, and the next day he made this discovery amongst other robberies. That he had had no conversation with the prosecutor, concerning this robbery since; only being before the justice, when he and the prisoner were there. That he gave the same testimony on the other trial. [See No. 508. in John Blachford's, Esq; mayoralty.] That he did not see it, but was told afterwards, the prosecutor was struck with a pistol. That the prosecutor and his wife were arm in arm, when first they attacked them; and then the woman went to run, and he overtook her. That there were five of them in company.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say, please to call my witnesses.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-5-person78"> Michael Murrey
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw Ecklin in Bridewell, but cannot tell the day. I being headborough had business there. He asked me, if my name was not Murrey? I said, yes. He said, don't you know me, saying, we were shipmates once in the
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ? said I, I cannot say I know you. Do you not know Ecklin, said he? I remember that name, said I; were not you pressed? He said, yes. I asked him what he was there for. He told me, he lay to give evidence against Field; said I, Field is gone out of the way; said he, he is a fool for that, I'd stand his chance for a shilling, for we cannot hurt him I am sure; adding, he was obliged to put him into his information, because Saunders had put him in before, and how can a man be blamed for doing that, to save his own life?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a public house, the Spring Gardens at Stepney. The prisoner used to resort to my house, he used to pay me very well; he did belong to the
<persName id="t17510116-5-person81"> Warren Galley
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> privateer.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-5-person82"> Hugh Horne
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him a great many years, I never knew any thing bad of him, any more than fighting on the stage.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-5-person83"> John Coulter
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<interp inst="t17510116-5-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Field 20 years in the kingdom of Ireland and this country. I saw him at Wolverhampton on Wednesday the market day, at the sign of the Red Cow, I believe the 23d of May, 1749, I travel the country with a licence, I went there to buy some buckles, I have the bill of parcel from one
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<p>Q. to Ecklin. Do you know this last witness?</p>
<p>Ecklin. No, I don't, my lord.</p>
<p>Corbery Heyling. I saw Field at Wolverhampton, but don't know the day of the month; it was on a Wednesday, in May 1749. I and the other Evidence were buying goods in a Shop and he
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<p>Q. Where did you come from to this fair?</p>
<p>Heyling. We came from the fair of Ross, do you think I'll tell you a lye?</p>
<p>Q. How far are these two places a-part?</p>
<p>Heyling. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. What day is the fair of Ross on?</p>
<p>Heyling. I believe it is about the 15th or 16th of May.</p>
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<p>101. (M.)
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say for myself.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I don't know what to say.
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<p>Mendes Decosta. As I was passing along from
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<p>106. (L.)
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<p>George Nelson. Here is a Bill of Exchange that was brought inclosed, in a letter by one Wallice a porter, it came on the 1st of November in the evening, about 6 or 7 o'clock. I opened the letter, it was signed Sydne Stafford Smythe; the porter said, it came from one of the barons of the Exchequer, who lives in Cary-street. The contents to this purport.</p>
<p>Please to pay the bearer the contents within, &c. Cary-street, Sydnea Stafford Smythe. On the back of it was a Receipt wrote ready to sign.</p>
<p>Received the contents, for the use of Sydnea Stafford Smythe, Esq; by me a blank left for the porter to write his name.</p>
<p>I told the porter I had no advice of this Bill, and that it was a larger bill than what Mr. Legrass used to draw without advice.</p>
<p>Q. Did it appear to you to be like Mr. Legrass's writing, or had you any doubt about it?</p>
<p>Nelson. I then thought it was, but he happened to have a clerk in town, and I told the porter I chose to shew it to him before I paid it; so I told him to come the next day, being Friday, about 2 o'clock, and I'd endeavour to see the Clerk before that time; he came accordingly, but I had not seen the clerk, so I told him he must come
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175101160007"/> again, which I ordered on Saturday any time between two and four; he came about six or seven; I staid at home till five, then went out of town, and had left word, if the porter came to appoint him to come again at 3 o'clock on the Tuesday following. He came at that time, and when he came I laid hold on him, and told him the bill he had in his hand was forged; he said he could not tell any thing about that, he was only sent with it. I told him he must produce the man he had it of, he said he could easily do that, saying, the man was at my gate at the same time. I said that did not appear well to me; nor to me neither said the porter, but he said to me he ow'd some of your men money, which was the reason he did not care to come himself; but said the porter, if you desire me, I'll fetch him in directly. I did not think that proper, because the porter was a stranger to me. So he described him to a servant of mine,
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who went out and fetch'd him in: when they were both in my compting house, I asked the porter, whether that was the person that gave him the bill? The porter replied, yes, he sent me 4 times with it; then I asked the prisoner, if that was true? He said yes, and what then? I told him the bill was forged, and I believed he was concerned in it: and I sent for a constable; then he fell down on his knees, and begged very hard I would let him go. I told him for my own part I freely forgave the offence against me, but it was what I could not answer to the community.</p>
<p>This is the identical bill, and had never been out of his custody.</p>
<p>It was read in court to this purport.</p>
<p>Yarmouth, Oct. 29, 1750.</p>
<p>Pay to
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<p>I forgot mentioning this in my last.</p>
<p>Directed to
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 1st of Nov. the prisoner at the bar came to the Bell alehouse in Friday-street, (I ply as a porter there) and inquired for a porter, and desired I would take a letter and go to Mr. Nelson's, saying, there was inclosed a bill of Exchange for 50 l. 18 s. 6 d. so I took the letter and carried it accordingly. He went on and varied in nothing from what Mr. Nelson had before deposed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Mr. Nelson's servant, Mr. Nelson sent me out the 6th of November last, when the porter had described the prisoner; so I went and found him in Mr. Hotchkins's a grocer's shop, over-right my master's gate, he was looking towards my master's gate; I stepped into the shop and took him by the collar, and told him, he must go along with me; he seemed very much affrighted, and asked me where? I told him it was no matter where, he must go, and if I had wronged him I'd ask his pardon. I took him to my master's house; as soon as the porter saw him, said he to me, you are right, that is the man; then my master sent me for a constable ; I know no more.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had the misfortune to become acquainted with one Mr. Oroath, I was clerk to my uncle Mr. Kelley. I being an intire stranger to him, he appeared very genteel, with lac'd cloaths, &c. I did not suspect any ill from him. He came into my office on the 1st of November, where I was writing, the servant of the house was then with me; he turned the servant out, fearing he should know the business; then he produced me this letter, and directed me to go and send a porter with it to Mr. Nelson, and told me the contents of the bill, and at the same time produced a note of 200 l, payable to himself, from one
<persName id="t17510116-11-person119"> John Chilton
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , which I suppose he did in order to induce me to believe the bill to be a good one; what I did I was innocent of, not thinking it to be what it appears to be.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person120" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17510116-11-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner ever since he came to live with Mr. Kelley, which is I believe between two and three years; I have been intimate with him; really he was the last person that I should have thought guilty of forgery, nor did he appear to me to be necessitated.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Mr. Kelley live?</p>
<p>Carr. He is an attorney, and lives in Fetter-lane.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-11-person121"> Nathaniel Barker
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person121" type="given" value="Nathaniel"/>
<interp inst="t17510116-11-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about three-years, ever since he came to England; I believe him to be as innocent a creature as ever came to England; I never heard any thing ill of him; he is constant and diligent in his business.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-11-person122"> Thomas Norris
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner between 2 and 3 years, and never heard any thing bad concerning him; he is one of the last I should think guilty of such a thing.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-11-person123"> Edmund Hanley
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner almost 3 years; he is a very sober young fellow; I have received money of his master by his hand; I never saw him drink a glass of wine in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner better than a twelve month, he has a very good character; on the first of Nov. last Mr. Oroath came to master Kelley's house, he came through the passage into the office; I went into the office, he sat down next chair to the prisoner, he wanted me to leave the office, (which I did, and drew the door too after me) saying, he wanted the young man to do a private job for him, drawing forth a slip of paper from his pocket; after that I was called to bring a pair of scissars from above-stairs, I carried them, that is all I know of it.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-11-person125"> James Carrol
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner between two and three years, his master has often done business for me; I always looked upon him to be a sober lad. I believe him to have the least vice in him of any young man in England; I never could prevail upon him, when he came upon business, to drink so much as a glass of Wine, or a drop of porter.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-11-person126"> Joseph Lethree
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ever since he came to live with Mr. Kelley. He has frequently been at my house, I thought him to have been an honest sober young man; I have asked him to drink wine, but he never would with me.</p>
<p>Mr. Edwards. I have known him about twelve months, I look upon him to be a modest sober young fellow.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-11-person127"> John Macoombe
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<interp inst="t17510116-11-person127" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17510116-11-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about ten months, his character was that of a very sober young fellow; he has frequented my house.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown.</p>
<p>The prisoner has said in his defence, that he received this bill of exchange from Mr. Oroath, and the man was turn'd out of the office before he received any thing; and this man, who says he is a servant to Mr. Kelley, says he saw the gentleman give him a slip of paper; that is directly contrary to the prisoner's defence; and as to this Mr. Oroath, if it would have been of Service to them, they would have called him, he is now in Court.</p>
<p>[The paper is put into Mr. Oroath's hand.]</p>
<p>Mr. Oroath. I saw this at my Lord Mayor's, but never before, till I saw Mr. Nelson take it out of his pocket there; the prisoner at the bar had accused me, by sending a letter to his uncle, telling him, I was the person that gave him this draught. I came to my Lord Mayor, and brought a Gentleman who had seen me write, to prove it was none of mine. I had proof enough, and I believe was I to be at school 99 years, I could not write such a hand as that, neither did I ever hear talk of Yarmouth, till after this.</p>
<p>Q. Did you deliver that paper to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Oroath. No, I did not, the prisoner's uncle was my attorney. I had no intimacy with him, in my life time.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in his office on the 1st of Nov.?</p>
<p>Oroath. I cannot be positive. I lodge just by Chancery-Lane, and as his uncle was my attorney, I used to be there sometimes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever desire the footman to go out of the room, when you was with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Oroath. No, I never did at any time.</p>
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<p>107. (L)
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<persName id="t17510116-12-person132"> David Erwin
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<interp inst="t17510116-12-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Scott, in the Temple; I went to order some small beer in this tankard, and I left the tankard afterwards in the passage, when I went out to do my horses; Mr. Cole's boy came two or three times for it that night; at last, I went to the prisoner, who was the laundry maid; she said, she had sent it home; I fetched her to Mr. Cole, to give an answer herself, and I know nothing farther, than on Monday after the advertisement was out, she came to the chamber, and I was present, when the tankard was found upon her.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-12-person133"> Tho Gibson
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<interp inst="t17510116-12-person133" type="given" value="Tho"/>
<interp inst="t17510116-12-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. On the 29th of December, the prisoner brought a silver tankard (wrote at the bottom,
<persName id="t17510116-12-person134"> Roger Cole
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<interp inst="t17510116-12-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Sheer Lane.) She said it was given her by a young man in the Temple; we did not think proper to lend any money upon it; I seeing the name on the bottom, bid her carry it to the right owner; I went to see for Mr. Cole, and found he was moved. On Monday morning she came to our shop, and I asked what she had done with it? she said, it was carried to the proper owner; then I saw the advertisement after she was gone, and it was found on the prisoner, concealed under her petticoat and gown, tied by a string, hanging on her right side; when we went to search her, she said it was in the chamber.</p>
<p>Mr. Cole. I live at the Mitre tavern, Fleetstreet ; not finding my tankard at Mr. Scott's chambers where I sent it, I inquir'd for the laundress, when she came, she said she had given it to my servant, after that upon examination she said, she gave it to a
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175101160009"/> tavern boy; said I, which of them I said she, a lad in a white cap; I said you are just out, I have never a boy dress'd so. I advertised the tankard; on Monday morning the pawnbroker that is here, came to my house; I sent for the prisoner, and as his back was towards her, I ask'd her if she knew any thing of the tankard? she said she did not; said he, how can you say so, when you offered to pawn it with me on Saturday night? then she turn'd up her gown, and there the tankard hang'd, tied by a string.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>On Saturday night, when I was at my master's chamber, there was toast and bear in the tankard; I took it home, as I had done often, for my supper; then I had occasion to go by the pawnbroker's shop; being very well known, out of a joking way I said, will you take this tankard in pawn? he said no, I'd have you carry it home again; so I will, said I; I went there again, and met Mr. Cole and Mr. Scott's servant in Mitre Court; they ask'd me if I knew any thing of the tankard, I did not say any thing, but delivered it them.</p>
<p>Mr. Cole. On Saturday night, she said she would swear it to one of my boys, and on Monday, she denied knowing of it, till she saw the pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Gibson. She did not do it in a joak, but said she wanted to take some other things out, she had before in pawn. She brought it wrap'd up in a piece of a petticoat.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-12-verdict54" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/> Guilty of stealing, but not in the dwelling house </rs>.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>108. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510116-13-off56" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing 25 pieces of beech wood for plancs, val. 18 s. </rs> the goods of
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<p>109. (M.)
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<p>111. (M.)
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<p>Jane Smith. The prisoner's daughter lives in an apartment next to my house; they broke a way through into my garret, I missed the things the eighth of December. I got a search warrant, and found two shirts; one of them belonging to
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<interp inst="t17510116-16-person154" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I washed the things the 7th of December, I hung them up, and missed them the next day. She mentioned the things in the indictment. The prisoner owned the stealing them all, except the two handkerchiefs.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>112. (M.)
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<p>It appeared the prisoner had a promise of forgiveness upon his telling who was his accomplice, which he did; and he was taken up by his directions.</p>
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<p>113. (M.)
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<p>114 (M.)
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<p>115, 116. (M.)
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<p>Q. Was it dark, when you took them?</p>
<p>Bisben. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any dark-lanthorn?</p>
<p>Bisben. No, we had not.</p>
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<p>Clements. I beg mercy of the court.</p>
<p>Westley's defence. On the Sunday morning before this robery was done, Bisben and Clements asked me to go and drink a pot of beer, I went with them; we went home to Bisben's house, I was drunk; about 12 o'clock they wanted me to go out, I was so sick I could not; the next morning I saw the shoes lying, I did not ask where they had them, nor they never told one. They fetch'd a man who look'd like a gentleman, he took them away in a bag; I was with them at the Adam and Eve, in Jewin-street, he paid them some money; they treated me all the next day, and would have had me went to the play with them.</p>
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<p>The prisoner confessed the fact voluntarily to the prosecutor, that he sold them to
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510116-20-off91 t17510116-20-cd92"/>. about four o'clock in the night, and for stealing out thence one copper pottage-pot, one linen shift, two linen aprons, four pair of worked stockings </rs>, the goods of the said William. ++</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-20-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About the latter end of September, Clements and I went over into Tindal's burying ground; Westley said without side, at a house where was no window shutter, we took out a pane of glass; Clements put in his hand and opened the window and went in, and handed out a copper pottage-pot, four pair of stockings, one shift, mark'd with S, and two checque aprons; we were there about a quarter of an hour, Westley staid till we came back; we three came from near Rag-fair to get what we could, but had not this house particularly in view, when we set out; our intent there, was to see for some linen in the back yards. We put the other things into the pot, and gave it Westley, and he went away with it; Clements and I went over the wall into the
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>117. (M.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>118. (M.)
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<p>119. (M.)
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>120. 121. (M.)
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<p>Edward Carter. On Sunday morning the 6th of this instant, I was informed my house had been broke open; I missed the things mentioned. On, Tuesday morning I went amongst the brokers. I saw my stove standing at a door in Peter-street. I enquir'd how they came by it, I was told they bought it. I told them it was mine, and desired if the persons that brought it should come again, to stop them. I went to another place, and was sent for back; they had stop'd the two persons who came again, they were two women; we have them here to give evidence. I examined them how they came by them; they said their husbands gave them to them to sell, I had found a watering pot of mine at the other place, and ordered the people there to stop the person that brought it, if they came again; than I had word brought me, the person was stopt who brought that. I found all the goods, at different places.</p>
<p>Court. We cannot examine women against their husbands.</p>
<p>Prisoners. Please you, my Lord, the women do not belong to us.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-24-person215" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came to me, and desired I'd help her carry these things to sell; I thought they were her own.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-24-person218" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The two Prisoners and I were all together when we got these things, we pull'd down the stove amongst us; it was in the night, I can't tell the exact time, they were gone to my habitation with six chairs, when I pulled the stove down. I met them as I was carrying the stove away. There was a leaden bird; I saw it melted, one of the prisoners carried two spades, the other a spade and watering-pot, and I carried a spade and one watering-pot. I sent the woman that lived along with me (
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<interp inst="t17510116-24-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> went along with her, to make the thing look the better: the money that was brought back was put into a drinking-glass, and we took it out, each of us, as we wanted it: we lost some of it at skittles. The prisoners have beat me while in goal with a broomstick, and made me swear upon a common-prayer book, that I would clear them.</p>
<p>Harwood's defence. That witness knows, if he will speak the truth, I was at home and a-bed at that time these things were taken.</p>
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<p>I was at that evidence's house at the same time along with Harwood; and the evidence went out and brought these things in; how he came by them I do not know.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>122. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510116-26-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable of St. Gyles's parish; the prosecutor brought Sherlock to my house, and gave me charge of him; he said he suspected he had stolen a canister of tea; the boy said he knew nothing of it: as we were going to the round-house, said he to me, I can tell you where it is: he took us to a house, and ordered us to stand back till he got into the house, and he would help us to it. It being a bad house I would not part from him, so I went in with him; there was Fordham sitting by the fire; Sherlock ordered Fordham to deliver it to me: then Fordham took it out from under a chest of drawers; when Fordham delivered it, he begged to be forgiven.</p>
<p>Sherlock. I told them Fordham had it, and carried them to the place where he was. I leave myself to your lordship's mercy.</p>
<p>Fordham. I have nothing to say for myself.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>The prosecutor had an auction at the late house of Mr. Rosomond, to sell the goods; the prisoner was seen to attend there. The goods mentioned in the indictment being missing, they were advertised, and the pawnbroker who took in the two table spoons and piece of Irish cloth, brought them to the prosecutor, and deposed in court, he took them in from the hands of the prisoner; the prosecutor deposed only to the spoons.</p>
<p>The prisoner in her defence said, a young woman who looked after the table where the spoons lay, gave them to her to make money for her.</p>
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<p>Q. Is this your stable?</p>
<p>Carratha. It is part mine and part
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<interp inst="t17510116-28-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I got over the gate and opened it for the two prisoners ; they helped me up to a window that goes into the lost; I got in and got the saddle and two bridles, a whip and saddle-cloth. We went and hid them in a hollow tree three or four days; afterwards they took the saddle out and flung it into a pond near Mr. Dale's house.</p>
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<p>Lightwood. No, I was not, my lord, but they told me so: they brought me 16 pence, and said they had sold it to Mr. Dale for four shillings; we sold the pewter dish in Shoreditch for 2 s. I sold one of the bridles for six-pence to a man in Newington road, and
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<p>The prisoners had nothing to say.</p>
<p>To John Nutbrown's Character.</p>
<p>Mr. Legg. I have known both the prisoners about five years; I always looked upon John to be a very grave, sober, inoffensive young fellow as ever I knew in my life; nothing gave me greater surprise than reading the public papers concerning him.</p>
<p>Faithful Tate. I have known John between two and three years; he is a very sober honest young man, I have worked many a day with him.</p>
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<p>Lightwood being the only evidence in this, they were both
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<interp inst="t17510116-28-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> take the piece of sheet lead up and sling it down upon the hay, it looked white being mouldy; I took it to be cloth at first, then my master was got up. I told him what I had seen; my master sent me for the beadle. The rest as the former witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-28-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On New-year's-day at night the two prisoners and I got over a high pannel of pales, then over a brick wall; we all went into a stable and got out a short ladder, the stable door was open;
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<p>Q. Where is this house?</p>
<p>Lightwood. It is at
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<p>128. (M.)
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>130. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510116-31-off146" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> stealing one silver tankard, one gold ring set with four diamonds, and one plain gold ring ; one coral with eight silver bells, two holland shifts, one 36 shilling piece, one moidore, one guinea, and 30 pieces of silver, value 5 s. the goods of
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<p>Joseph Collingwood.
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510116-31-off146 t17510116-31-crimeloc149"/>. On the 9th of January I had a little business out in the evening, I went out between six and seven o'clock: when I returned I found the prisoner at the bar sitting in a box with another man, drinking a pot ; they continued so for about three quarters of an hour; they went out; as soon as he parted with the other he returned again and joined company with some other gentlemen; he stayed in the house an hour longer ; and I heard him say, all his money was gone but four pence, and said he would not carry that out of the house; so he had two glasses of usquebaugh for it; then he went out of the house, and betwixt nine and one he returned again, and asked my wife if she would trust him a pint of beer; she told him she did not chuse it; then he put his hand in his pocket and pulled out something, I did not see it, but he said here is money enough; then he went out of the house again, and in about half an hour returned again, and called for a pint of wine. I told him we did not sell wine ; then he said he would spend a shilling, and threw it at my wife: I then said if you will have it, have it in punch. There was no sugar below stairs; I went up stairs for some and found the door open. I came down to my wife, and asked her what time she was in the room, she said not since four o'clock; then she run up and came down again, and said, I am robbed, but spoke softly to me. I went up with her to see; then she said, I'll lay my life that fellow has robb'd me, for I saw some pieces of money in his hand; we came down immediately, and he was gone away and left his punch behind him: I saw no more of him that night. I went into a house in Piccadilly that very night, and the gentlewoman that keeps the alehouse, told me he had been there changing two pieces of gold.</p>
<p>Mrs. Collingwood. The prisoner was in my house all that evening; he and another person came in and called for a pot of beer, then they went out again; the prisoner said he would not bid me a good night, he would come back again.</p>
<p>She went on and confirmed the testimony of her husband with this addition: That when he came again the last time but one, he pulled out of his pocket and shewed to her a 36 shilling piece and a 27 s. piece; then he went out again and soon came in, and she saw in his hand much silver and half a guinea amongst it.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-31-person275"> Frances Parker
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<interp inst="t17510116-31-person275" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my house, the Boot in Piccadilly, on the 9th of this instant about 9 o'clock; I changed him a guinea, he paid for what he had and went away; he came again a little before eleven and asked me to change him a 36 shilling piece; I saw he was very much in liquor, I advised him not to change it; he insisted upon changing it; I said, let me keep it till morning and do you come for it; he insisted upon 10 s. I gave it him, and bid him come for the rest in the morning, which he did, and I gave him the rest of the change.</p>
<persName id="t17510116-31-person276"> George Parker
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<interp inst="t17510116-31-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to the prisoner last Sunday in Newgate, and he confessed he had these things, and owned before the justice, that he threw the silver pieces away; he said he did not know how he came by them; he found them in his pocket the next morning. Here are two witnesses who heard the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-31-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present in Newgate and heard this confession, and that he was surprised when he found the things about him; and that he did not know how he came by them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-31-person278" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17510116-31-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard him say he had confessed every thing.</p>
<p>The prisoner in his defence acknowledged the fact, but that he was drunk, and did not know how he came by the things.</p>
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<p>131. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17510116-32-defend280" type="given" value="William"/>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>132, 133. (M.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>134. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510116-35-off165 t17510116-35-crimeloc166"/> I lost the things mentioned on Christmas Eve, I was gone out upon duty; I am a
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<p>Eliz. North. I live near to Mrs. Frances; I saw a light in her house. I went and ask'd at the door if my son was there? I was answered, it is not Mrs. Frances, it is I. Said I, who are you? Said she, I am just come from her. I knowing where Mrs. Frances was, I went to her, and ask'd her, if she had sent any body to her house? she said no. She was but about 20 yards off. I told her there was a light in her bed-chamber, so she came, and we met the prisoner with the goods mentioned, and my son and we stop'd her.</p>
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<p>136. (M.)
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<p>Charles Radford. I was rob'd on the 11th of Nov. in
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<p>James Brabrook. The prisoner owned the fact before justice Fielding, and said, he hop'd the prosecutor would be favourable to him.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you think them 16 bushels of wheat were worth at that time?</p>
<p>Rouse. These four sacks of wheat cost my masters 50 s. and they bought a great quantity together at Bear-key, it cost 24 s. and 6 d. per quarter, and lighteridge and other charges, makes it amount to that money. I heard Pursley say, he paid Cox for them four sacks of wheat.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-37-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The price at Bear-key, at this time the wheat was stole, was 24 s. and 6 d. per quarter, and according to my own opinion, I think Mr. Pursley must know the wheat was then worth more money than he gave for it. I was by when he acknowledged he paid 40 s. for that wheat, he at first denied he had had any dealings with Cox, and at last he did acknowledge he had.</p>
<p>Mr. Simpson. At the time I bought this wheat, there was no wheat at Bear-key worth so little as 20 s. a quarter; except it was damaged wheat.</p>
<p>Cox's defence.
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<p>Pursley's defence. I leave it to my counsel, who call'd three persons to his character.</p>
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<p>Soloman Lewis, deposed as before.</p>
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<p>See No. 93. in last Sessions-paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-40-person343" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> widow; and also for publishing the same with the same intent; and was thereupon convicted to be hanged by the neck till he was dead; and he being recommended to our said lord the King, as a fit object of mercy, he was pardoned, upon condition of transportation for the term of his natural life; and that afterwards at the goal-delivery at Maidston, on Monday the 24th of July, in the 23d year, &c. our said lord the King did signify his pleasure, that he should be transported for the term of his natural life, to some one of his majesty's plantations, &c. pursuant to the statute, &c. and that he did pray the benefit of the King, &c. and it was allowed him; and the indictment now sets forth, that upon September the 2d, in the 24th year of his majesty's reign, he was seen at large within this realm, to wit, in the parish of Hounslow </rs>, &c. ||</p>
<p>[Mr. Ford's clerk produced the copy of his conviction, which was read in court.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-40-person344" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . It was my hand the prisoner forged, and I was present on his trial at Rochester assizes, he is the same person.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before that time?</p>
<p>Knight. I remembered then I had seen him before, but I had no great knowledge of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-40-person345" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the beginning of last September I was in company with Mr. Best going a journey. On the road (it was on this side Turnham Green ) we overtook the prisoner; as soon as I saw his face I knew him to be the person convicted at Rochester, and who was transported for that offence. He hovered round the chaise, sometimes before and sometimes behind it in a very extraordinary manner; he attended the chaise to Hounslow, and about the middle of the town we got out of the chaise, and demanded the prisoner to surrender himself, which he did with out making any resistance at all, and declared he had no intention at that time to do any person an injury: he was taken before a justice of the peace and committed to the county goal, for returning from transportation.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the prisoner and you meet together ?</p>
<p>Fuller. It was about five or six miles from Hounslow, I think it was a little on this side Turnham Green.</p>
<p>Q. Did he offer to molest you in any shape whatsoever?</p>
<p>Fuller. No, Sir, he did not, he made no attack nor any thing like it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make any resistance, when you demanded him to surrender?</p>
<p>Fuller. No, none at all, but in a supplicating manner, desired we would not take any notice to any person we saw him in England.</p>
<p>Q. Did he declare what was his intention in being there?</p>
<p>Fuller. He said his intention in coming over was to get assistance from his friends, after which he'd return and abide there for ever, pursuant to the sentence passed upon him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The offence I am charged with is a capital one, and I humbly implore your lordship would in regard to the family to which I belong, who never had a blot in their escutcheon, that your lordship would report me favourable. The remainder of my days shall be spent in making myself deserving of such mercy, and shall for ever pray for my generous benefactors. [Being told his majesty was a merciful prince, but to persons guilty of such an offence as his, mercy was very seldom extended.] He said, I should be glad to receive his majesty's mercy; and was sorry he had given occasion for his displeasure a second time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510116-42-person357" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> is administrator. I read it to him; he said somebody had forged it, for he had none but a half brother in the world; then I desired him to tell me his father's, mother's, and brother's names, which he did; I had them all set down on a piece of paper; he said his father's name was Jeremiah, and his mother's maiden name
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<interp inst="t17510116-42-person359" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had sent to his father; his father's name is John, and his mother's name Mary: He offered to make me his attorney, saying, he had as lies pay me poundage as another; he made, seal'd and delivered it to me September 11. it was filled up by my servant by his direction, in the name of
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<p>Q. How came he to sign that to you?</p>
<p>S. Brown. I did not care to have any quarrel with him; I could not prove he was not Arthur Murphy ; so he proposed to take this power till I had time to send to Ireland to have proper instructions what to do; this was before the affidavit came over; after this he called every day, and often wanted to borrow money of me, and would ask if I had not received a letter. When I was satisfied about it, I told him what I before mistrusted was true; and I told him what was in the letter; he swore and d - d, and has brought four or five fellows of a day to use me ill, so that I could not go about my business; I shewed him the letter with the affidavits of the relations, and likewise shewed him the name who administered, who was his own brother, in answer to what he before had said, he had none but a half brother; after I found his right name was
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