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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175104170001"/>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 17th, Thursday the 18th, Friday the 19th, Saturday the 20th, and Monday the 22d of April.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Fourth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Right Honble
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<p>NUMBER IV.</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. L. M. by which Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>~Henry Newton being taken ill, Christopher Wilson was sworn in his stead.</p>
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<p>256. (L.)
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<p>257. 258. (M.)
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<p>Q. Were the door and windows all fast before you went to bed?</p>
<p>A. Stodard. They were all fast. I found afterwords, the outward door in the area had a hole on in it, so as to put in a hand and push back the iron bolt; and the inward door also was cut in the same manner, and the bolt push'd back.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-2-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner, Pyner, was taken before Justice Fielding, there he confess'd the fact and sign'd his confession. It was read in court to this purport: That he, together with Mary Bowen, did on a Thursday in March last, between the hours of one and two in the morning, go to the house of the Right Honourable the Earl of Suffolk, &c. That he got into the area and pull'd down a pannel of the shutter, unbolted the sash window, and got in and took a clock, one box, and one trunk, and handed them out of the window to
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<persName id="t17510417-2-person55"> Mary Stevens
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<interp inst="t17510417-2-person55" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510417-2-person55" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; I lent her three pounds upon it; she came also along with the gentleman when he came and took it away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-2-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the two prisoners between nine and ten o'clock at night, March the 26th, come into the Hampshire Hog in Charles-street, Westminster, that is about fifty yards from my Lord's house; they remained till about eleven.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>259. (M.)
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<p>William Williams. I took the prisoner into my house upon charity, as a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510417-3-defend59 t17510417-3-deflabel18"/>, in Feb. she was at my house about 14 days, then she went away with the things mentioned, &c. I found her on board a ship at Woolwich, amongst some sailors, she had the stays; I took her home with me, she brought the four caps, a silk gown, an apron, and two shifts with her, and deliver'd them at my house.</p>
<p>They were produced in court and depos'd to.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>260. (M.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>261, 262. (M.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>263. (M.)
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<p>Arthur Watts. On the 9th of April I was at the
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510417-6-defend72 t17510417-6-deflabel32"/> that was quarter'd in the house; I took him upon suspicion; going to take him to the Justice he confess'd he had taken it, and pawn'd it with one Walbank, in Angel-court Westminster, for a guinea and a half.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-6-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took this watch in of the prisoner, and lent him a guinea and a half upon it, on Good-Friday, about nine o'clock in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-6-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable: I went with the prosecutor to the pawn-broker's house, he deposed to the prisoner's confession, and produced the watch; the prosecutor mentioned the name and number,
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<interp inst="t17510417-6-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , No 571, and depos'd to it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went up to bed about eleven o'clock; I found something under my feet in the passage going in, which was this watch, so I pawn'd it for a guinea and a half to Mr. Walbank.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Edward Buckland. I
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<p>Q. Did Nesbit confess stealing your pint pot mentioned in the indictment?</p>
<p>Buckland. No, my Lord: This I lost, I suppose, on the Thursday or Friday, and it was found again on the Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-7-person88" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17510417-7-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About twelve o'clock, May 9, I had a pint of beer from my own house; I
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>266. (M.)
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<p>268. (L.)
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<p>269. (L.)
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<p>270. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17510417-12-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> say to my wife, a person was gone out of my cellar with some things; I look'd down and saw my coal measures were gone; I went up the alley towards Fleet-lane, at the end of which I saw the prisoner with my three measures on his head; I laid hold on his shoulder, he threw them down and run, and I after him and took him. They were produced in court and depos'd to.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had these measures of a young man, he stood with them on a post at the top of Bear-alley, I was coming down; I ask'd him if he wanted any body to carry them for him; he said, he would give me three-halfpence if I would carry them to the bottom of Seacoal-lane.</p>
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<p>271, 272, 273, 274. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510417-13-off70 t17510417-13-crimeloc68"/> I was attack'd by seven people armed with pistols and cutlasses; there were two pistols pointed to my head, they told me, if I made any resistance they would blow my brains out; they surrounded me and rifled my pockets; they took from me a shagreen case with six lancets in it, three half guineas, and 4 s. 6 d. in silver; whether my hat fell off I cannot tell, but they put another on my head, and after that cut me through that and my wig, the hat and wig were produced in court with a cut in each, then they left me. I met two gentlemen, of whom I desir'd assistance to take them, but they did not assist me. I went and seized one of the thieves by the arm, and another of them came and struck me over the arm, and rescued him from me.</p>
<p>Q. Was it any of the prisoners do you think you seized?</p>
<p>Dudsdon. I think it was Morris, and also I think I saw Morris at the time I was surrounded by them, but I do not swear that I think he was one; I saw him before Justice Fielding, and I then thought the same I do now.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell who gave you that blow on your arm?</p>
<p>Dudsdon. I cannot tell that; then they chas'd me out of the street, with the cry, d - n him, kill him, altho' there were three watchmen, and two chairmen, standing at Drury-lane play-house passage at that time; the watchmen came to my assistance.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect any of the other Prisoners ?</p>
<p>Dudsdon. I cannot, my Lord, it was pretty dark.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever met with the case and instruments again?</p>
<p>Dudsdon. No, my Lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> laid hold on his head and squeez'd him to his bosom, and said, d - n your eyes, stand, if you make any resistance you are a dead man, and presented a pistol to the left side of his head; I was very near him, Morris went to rifling his pockets, he had a pistol too when he went out, but I did not see him present it; the hangers were drawn, we had most or all of us hangers.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any other pistol presented besides that of Field's?</p>
<p>Freestone. No, my Lord, I did not. Morris put the money in his pocket, and gave me the case of lancets, the case was shagreen with a silver edge. Mr. Dudsdon said, gentlemen, I wish there were but three of you, you should not rob me; then I saw Hayes go up to him, and strike him on the head with a hanger; Hayes before, as Morris
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person129" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Freestone lodged at my house about ten days, a little before Christmas, and on that time the prisoners used to come to my house to see him, as also did Pendegrast, and Field.
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<p>Morris's Defence. I have some witnesses to call.</p>
<p>Commins's Defence. I was sick at that time.</p>
<p>Bryan's Defence. I am a stranger, and have not been long in this country.</p>
<p>Hayes's Defence. I am ill, and cannot speak.</p>
<p>For Morris.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Warner. I am an officer in Whitechappel-court : I had arrested a man, one
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who liv'd on Saltpeter-bank, and he was got away. I came to Morris's house, and
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was there, he was the plaintif, Nov. 24 about five o'clock; we staid there till ten, we had a bit of roast beef hot for supper; we drank to the tune of three or four shillings amongst us, Morris keeps a publick house; at ten o'clock we went away to Saltpeter-bank, and there staid till one; Saltpeter-bank is about three or four stone's cast from Morris's house; we went in at Mr. Scott's on the Bank, and had three full pots there ; we went to re-take the person who had made his escape from me, it was after two o'clock before we got back to Morris's house, where we had a full pot of beer, and then separated, after having agreed to meet again there the next day, to see if we could find this man.</p>
<persName id="t17510417-13-person135"> Alexander Wells
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Mr. Morris to be a very honest man. Mr. Warner had an action of mine against one Sadler; he and I were at Morris's house on the 24th of Nov. there he had a little supper of beef and pudding, he ask'd me to stay to supper. I came there between five and six o'clock, and said to him, this Warner has lost my prisoner, and takes no care to get him again. Mr. Morris sent for Warner, saying, he was a very good customer to him, and had been there about an hour before; he came between six and seven, and about eight we went to supper. After that Mr. Morris said, I'll go along with you to serve Mr. Warner, to take this person; there was a dispute about taking him without a constable; we went on Saltpeter-bank and watch'd for this Sadler, his time being to be out about one in the morning, he works at the glass-house, so do I: we went into the black Lion and had some beer, but what quantity I cannot tell; we were together till four in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Freestone, I saw him in Clarkenwel bridewell, and said to him, I am sorry to see you in this condition; he said, he never could sleep in his bed thinking about Morris ; saying, he was innocent as the child unborn; but the thief-takers said, if he did not swear against him, they would hang him.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Shewler. I drive a hackney coach, and live in Whitechappel : I have drank many gallons of beer with Freestone, I have known him some time, and I have known Morris as long, and I respect them both as far as good friendship.</p>
<persName id="t17510417-13-person137"> John Davis
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person137" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Morris fourteen years, he has a very honest character for whatever I heard.</p>
<persName id="t17510417-13-person138"> Mary Sampson
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person138" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him these sixteen years, I never heard he had an ill character.</p>
<persName id="t17510417-13-person139"> Mary Rogers
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person139" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Morris between three and four years, I live within three or four doors of him; he always behaved very handsom, and every body gave him a very good character.</p>
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<persName id="t17510417-13-person141"> Roger Farrel
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<p>For Commins.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person144" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was employ'd to be a nurse-keeper to Mr. Commins, 5 weeks before Christmas, at Exeter-change in the Strand ; I attended him five weeks and three days, I went away the Thursday before Christmas, he never went abroad in that time, for he kept his bed most part of it. Mr. Lang paid me half a guinea a week for my board wages.</p>
<persName id="t17510417-13-person145"> Esther Lang
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person146" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a taylor and staymaker : I work'd with him in one shop about half a year, he is a taylor ; we work'd together for one William Newton, in Crown court, about a year ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-13-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a shoemaker: I have known Commins a year and better, his general character is nothing but what is honest, I never heard any ill of him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know he was tried for his life last assizes at Kingston ?</p>
<p>Lenard. I have heard so: But he was honourably acquitted.</p>
<p>Q. Was you an evidence for him there?</p>
<p>Lenard. I was not, Sir.</p>
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<p>For Commins see No 641 in Sir
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I never saw the petticoat in my life before,
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<interp inst="t17510417-17-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 23d of March between 8 and 9 at night I was going to my washerwoman's house, when I was in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510417-17-off88 t17510417-17-crimeloc90"/> I felt something behind me move my head , I clapped my hand up to my head and my hat was gone, he walked by me with it in his hand, then I cry'd out stop thief, then Edmund Sleath followed and stopped him, he flung the hat down just as he was taken.</p>
<p>Q. Did he speak to you, or strike you before he took your hat?</p>
<p>Grimstead. No, my lord.</p>
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<p>279. (M.)
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<p>Charles Peirce. On the 14th of March this coat and waistcoat with the other things in the pockets, were hanging upon the banisters or behind the door; a neighbour that lives a-cross the street told me, she saw the prisoner at the bar go out at my door with the coat and waistcoat she was taken up the Saturday following at a pawn broker's offering to pawn one of the handker chiefs, the handkerchiefs produced in court with the letter P. upon it and deposed to: she was carried to the round house, there she delivered to me my keys and the other handkerchiefs, saying she took them all out of my house, and she told me she sold the coat and waistcoat to Jobb Holt who keeps a gin shop for a guinea, we went and searched the house and found them, produced in court with the other things and deposed to.</p>
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<p>280. (M.)
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<p>Thomas Johnson. I lost these things mentioned the 13th of March about half an hour after eight, I had seen them about half an hour before, I detected the prisoner in Leaden-hall street on the 15th of March with two of the waistcoats on his back and the trousers on, I took him up; then he confessed he had sold one and pawn'd another of the waistcoats; I went to the pawnbroker's where he said he had pawn'd that, and fetch'd it out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-19-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner pawn'd a blew and white waistcoat with me for 5 shillings,
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<interp inst="t17510417-19-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the black horse in Well Street facing Well close Square, the prisoner came in there the 12th of March, he had a pickle herring and a pint of beer, and stay'd 3 or 4 hours, he had neither shoe nor stocking on then; and on the Thursday he came in with 4 waistcoats on at once, and his own waistcoat upon them; he had then shoes and stockings on. I took him on the 15th at the hog and armour alehouse in Leaden-hall street; I went in accidentally for a pint of beer, there was the prisoner; I had heard Mr. Johnson had been robb'd of those waistcoats, I sent for him, he came, we got a constable, then the prisoner confessed he went into Mr. Johnson's shop and took the things,
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175104170009"/>281, 282. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510417-20-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought the three pair of grates, and a pair of dogs of
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<interp inst="t17510417-20-person203" type="given" value="Walter"/>
<interp inst="t17510417-20-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he told me he had some old beds and other things to sell, we took the old grates to
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<interp inst="t17510417-20-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, I believe they were there not half an hour before Mrs. Taylor came and own'd them. I was gone to see the bedding, and a young man came and Mrs. Taylor with him; then she told me the grates and other things were her property, I was to give six shillings for the grates.</p>
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<p>Innes's Defence.</p>
<p>A man came and drank with me the day before, and asked me if I could sell such things for him, I went up to this gentleman, and said a man that had broke up house keeping had such goods to dispose on.</p>
<p>Murphy's Defence.</p>
<p>I was a bed and asleep when Innes brought in these things, Murphy
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<p>283. (M.)
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<p>Anthony Wyer. I live in
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been at White-chappel, I met a woman, she said you look a little concern'd; said I, I am very uneasy in my mind; she told me she would help me to half a day's work, and bid me hold those things while she went a little way and came again.</p>
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<p>285. (M.)
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<p>Richard Marshal. The prisoner lived
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say,
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<p>286. (M.)
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<p>Frederick Benson. On Monday morning at half an hour past three, the 18th of March, the prisoner came and attacked me
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<p>Q. Who attacked you?</p>
<p>Benson. He took me by the coat and arm, and said I shall go along with him, and shall have a good fire and a good lodging; he took me thus into his own house near there: when I was in the house he asked me whether I had any money; I said I had got no money, for what must I have money I asked him? he answered, you thief I lent you ten shillings in the street; then he searched my pocket, and took out a linen handkerchief, snuff box and knife, then he said you thief pull off your cloaths, and took a pistol and held it to my breast. I was so frighten'd, that I could not pull off my cloaths, so he pull'd them off, the same coat and waistcoat I have now on; then he took out one of my buckles from my shoe, and look'd by the light to see if it was silver, he saw it was not, then he gave it me again; then he took a stick and beat me out of the house, and said you thief come no more in my house: so when I was in the street, I went backwards and forwards till five o'clock to watch his door. I met
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<interp inst="t17510417-24-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a watchman, and told him the story as well as I could; he went with me to the constable, the constable said he must have an order from a justice; then we went to a justice, the watchman knows his name: then we went to the prisoner's house, I asked the prisoner if he knew what he did to me last night? he said yes: I desired him to give me my cloaths, he said I must pay him 10 s. I said for what, at last the prisoner said I should give him a dram to drink together to make it up; then he ordered his wife to bring me my cloaths, which she did and I put them on.</p>
<p>On his cross examination he said he never saw the prisoner before he stopp'd him in the street that night, that he did not stay in the house above five minutes, that he had no beer in the house, that he did not see any women there, but heard the voice of a woman talking up stairs; that he never proposed to sell a handkerchief there; that he did meet a watchman before he met with
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<interp inst="t17510417-24-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , but that he could not make him understand him; that he was then as sober as he is now, and that he went and got a warrant the same day in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Mary Hall. I went into an alehouse called the Bremen-arms by the Tower-ditch side, about 9 o'clock on the 18th of March, the prisoner came in, he lives near; said he, was not I used ill here last night? the maid of the house said you used a man ill, you clapp'd a pistol to his breast, and said you'd shoot him if he would not give you his money.</p>
<p>Q. Was this in the prisoner's house?</p>
<p>M. Hall. We had heard it talked of that morning, but not that he did it in the Bremen-arms ; I live at another alehouse hard by the black boy and trumpet, and I happened to be there at this time to see if they had any of our pots.</p>
<p>Q. What answer did the prisoner make?</p>
<p>M. Hall. He said he had authority to do what he did, and he'd do it again, but it was not said at whose house he did this thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-24-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in St. Catharine's-court :
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<p>Q. Did he tell him then of having held a pistol to his breast, &c.?</p>
<p>Smith. No, he did not then.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you, when he met you without his coat and waistcoat, in the street?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes, he did, my Lord.</p>
<p>On his cross examination he said, he could not say he heard the prisoner say, he had lent him ten shillings; that he could understand the prosecutor in some words, but not all he said.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>This foreigner came into my house at past one o'clock in the morning, he sat down, I was smoaking a pipe; he ask'd me if I had got any beer; I told him I had none in my house, but I would go and fetch a pot. Said he, then go and fetch two, and by the time we have drank them it will be light enough for me to go about my business. We sat about two hours, he told me, he had two pieces of India handkerchiefs, which he had left in a house at Wapping, and if I would lend him a trifle of money, he would be up in the morning and redeem his coat and waistcoat, which he would leave with me for it. He laying the case so plausible to me I gave him the money, he put it into his pocket. Then he said, could I sit down a little longer; said I, the woman is sitting up with the child, and I must go and take my rest; so he went out, and I did not see him till about nine o'clock, when he came with the watchman; then he said, where are my cloaths, they were brought down and he put them on. I ask'd him for the money before he put them on, he told me he had three half guineas just at hand, where he had left them, and that he would come and pay me; we drank a dram together.</p>
<p>Q. to Smith. Did you hear him talk of three half guineas?</p>
<p>Smith. I heard no such talk.</p>
<p>Q. Did he talk of three half crowns he had left any where else?</p>
<p>Smith. No, he did not in my hearing, nor of his coming to pay the prisoner.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-24-person231" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at the Windmill in Rosemary-lane, near Tower-hill: On Sunday night, the 17th of March the day kept as a patron to our country, I and some others were at the prisoner's house and had a dish of fish; I sat up with a child that was ill to put it to sleep, and the prisoner was up too; between twelve and one o'clock in the morning a man knock'd at the door, I thinking it was my husband, the prisoner got up to let him in; it was the prosecutor, I had the child in a blanket in my lap. He said, shipmate, let me have a pot of beer. Friend, said Mr. Bunn, I don't sell beer, but if you will have a pot, I'll send for a pot for you; he sat down. The prisoner was going for a pot, he said, you may as well bring two pots, so Mr. Bunn brought two pots in; we drank about for the space of an hour; said he, I am come from India, and have some handkerchiefs to dispose of, and if you will help me to customers, I'll make you a present. Mr. Bunn said, I want nothing of you. Said the prosecutor, if you will lend me six shillings I'll leave my coat and waistcoat, so he tied his coat up in a handkerchief, and pull'd his waistcoat off and flung it down upon the coat; as it lay on the dresser the prosecutor took a knife out of his pocket, and began to piddle with it on the bar. The prisoner said, give me that, I don't think you take it out with a good design; so he took it out of his hand and shut it up, and put it into his waistcoat pocket that lay on the bundle; saying, friend, when you have the other things you shall have the knife. Mr. Bunn said, friend, I'll freely give you the half gallon of beer, or you may call and pay me when you will. The gentleman went out between one and two o'clock, saying, I'll go for the handkerchiefs, Mr. Bunn
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<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Did you see this woman in the house when you was there?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I never saw this woman in all my days before now.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-24-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner two years and upwards, I have been acquainted with him in a good many shapes backwards and forwards.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Gilsoyn. I have nothing to say to any man's character.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear any ill of him?</p>
<p>Gilsoyn. There may be such a thing spoken, but. I know nothing abou t it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-24-person233" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him upwards of two years, I know nothing of him but what is very honest.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-24-person234" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him about two years and a half: I keep a chandler's shop, he deals with me and has always paid me very honestly.</p>
<p>Q. Is he a housekeeper?</p>
<p>M. Lovet. I believe he is.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor lives on
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<p>William Giles. I am a
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<interp inst="t17510417-26-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought a parcel of brass, some old some new cast, to me, which he bought of the prisoner. It was produced in court, and all the new depos'd to by the prosecutor. I believe the other to be mine, but will not swear that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-26-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have bought several parcels of old brass of the prisoner at the bar, I believe about fourscore pound weight within these five months : I never suspected him before, but amongst this parcel seeing some new cast I suspected him, so I would not pay him for it; then I watched him to his lodgings, and by that means came to know who he work'd for, so the next morning I acquainted the prosecutor.</p>
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<p>289, 290, 291, 292. (L.)
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<p>* See No 569 in Sir
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<interp inst="t17510417-27-person258" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17510417-27-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the copper to be the prosecutor's property, I set it up for him about three years ago, when it was new; it is easy to be known, it is made in a singular form, more like a washing tub than a copper; I saw it at the copper-smith's in Smithfield, where it now is, I know not-how it came there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-27-person259" type="given" value="Luke"/>
<interp inst="t17510417-27-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 11th of March last I had been at the New-market, coming home I heard a man cry in
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<interp inst="t17510417-27-person260" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> - n my eyes, you break my neck: There I saw four men with this copper, one of them, George-Wright, whom I have known from a child, said, It is
<persName id="t17510417-27-person261"> Luke Martin
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<interp inst="t17510417-27-person261" type="given" value="Luke"/>
<interp inst="t17510417-27-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Freeman and Stanninot carried me to the King's Arms in Smithfield, and treated me with a full pot of beer. Country-Jack, which is Stanninot, whom I knew before, said, D - n my eyes, I have got a heavy
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175104170013"/> bargain of it, to bring this from Moorfields for a shilling. They went out of the house, and I went to the man of the house, and said, go out and see what they are about; he went out, I desir'd him not to say any thing to them till they had got the copper up; but he went up to them, and said, D n you, what have you got there? They ran away, he call'd out, stop thieves, I ran out and they were gone. The copper was secured at Mr. Cave's, and then advertised, so the prosecutor came to hear of it; he sent for me, I had seen it that day, I told him the same I do here; it is a very uncommon copper, with a large spout almost as thick as my leg; I saw all four of the prisoners, and know them to be the men.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>293. (L.)
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<p>294. (L.)
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<p>Mr. Binks. I saw the baker with his basket on his shoulder ; at the same time I saw the prisoner put his hand into the baker's pocket and take his handkerchief out, and walk off with it; I at first imagin'd he had been acquainted with the baker, till I saw he went another way; then I told the baker, and we call'd out, stop thief, so the prisoner was taken.</p>
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<p>295. (L.)
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<p>296. (M)
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<p>The prisoner was got over a wall and breaking into Mr. Jenning's house at Shadwell, about three o'clock in the morning, April 4. one Gramwell who lodged in the house heard him, so went down in his shirt, and pursued and took the prisoner; he pick'd up a quart pot and a pint pot, and he before saw one of them in his hand. which the prosecutor depos'd to as his property.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510417-32-off164 t17510417-32-crimeloc166"/>: On the 13th of March I went to bed at nine o'clock at night, the prisoner came in after I was in bed; I awaked about twelve o'clock, and told my wife it was time to come to bed; she said, she would come directly. The prisoner follow'd her, and said, I would not have you be uneasy, leave somewhat that is good with us, and I'll take care of the house if she goes to bed. She staid about two or three minutes and then went down. I heard my wife crying after this, so I went down, and she was accusing the prisoner with taking the money, mentioned in the indictment, out of the bar in the back room. Gibbs fell on his knees, and wish'd he might everlastingly burn in hell flames, if ever he saw the money; and likewise took his hat, and wish'd his eyes might fall into it if ever he saw it, or knew where it was. There were three more men in the house, Mr. Corbet, Mr. Smith, and
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<interp inst="t17510417-32-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a watchman, lying asleep. I held him all this time, he began to pull me by the coat, and trod on my toes, and said, he wanted to speak with me; he took me out into the yard, and said, if I would never speak of it, he would tell me something to my profit. I said, if you will tell me where my money is, I'll never hurt you. Then he said, he watch'd when my wife went into the room, and he open'd the bar and took the money out, and went and carried it into his wife's green-stall, and had laid it upon an upper shelf. Mr. Smith and I went and look'd there, and found it accordingly. He was lock'd up in my house all the time.</p>
<p>Q. How far is the Stall from your house?</p>
<p>Duncombe. It is about thirty yards, my Lord, or hardly so much.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-32-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 13th of March my husband had been ill, he went to bed before nine
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175104170014"/> o'clock ; I believe the prisoner had been in the house some time before my husband went to bed, but he being in another room did not see him. He came down stairs about twelve o'clock in a great passion, and said, why don't you turn the people out of the house? I hurried him up again, and bid him not be angry, saying, I could do better with the company than he could. I went up stairs with him, and staid there about four minutes; the prisoner follow'd us to the stairs foot, and desir'd my husband would not be angry, and said, he would look after the house if my husband would trust him. I heard the door open when I was up stairs, I said, I had left them in the dark, and I must run down, I came directly; they call'd for something in the house, and I served them; there were Corbet, Smith, and another person, I don't know his name.</p>
<p>Altham Corbet. I was in the house on the 13th of March: I had been at the White-bear in Pickadilly to supper: I attend St. George's hospital, we were going to Hydepark corner: Coming by Mr. Duncombe's house, I saw it was not shut up. I said to my acquaintance, we will go in and drink a pint of beer, and we went in; the watchman,
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<interp inst="t17510417-32-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , was there, and told me, he would go with me, if I would stay there till he came back again; he was going out. I staid till twelve o'clock, the prisoner was in the house before I came in: I remember Mrs. Duncombe's going up stairs to her husband, and the prisoner told her, he would take care of the house, because I was there and did not care to go home, it being late.</p>
<p>Q. Was that all the reason you had for staying?</p>
<p>Corbet. I was playing at cards with a man that was there, and had lost a little money, and was in hopes of winning it back again.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any thing of the prisoner's going backwards?</p>
<p>Corbet. I do, for the space of two or three minutes, while Mrs. Duncombe was gone up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him go out of the house after this?</p>
<p>Corbet. I can't say I did, for I was employ'd. I remember Mrs. Duncombe coming down stairs, and asking him; if he had let any body into the house; he said, no; she said, he must have the money then. Then he wish'd as before mention'd, and she lock'd the door; he continued in this story of denying it about half an hour; Mr. Duncombe came down without his stockings, he ran about the room like a mad-man; he and the prisoner went out together into the yard, and when they return'd Mr. Duncombe said to me, you may go home for you are very safe, for Mr. Gibbs has confess'd it to me. Gibbs was then in the room, and heard it; I then said, I insist upon your prosecuting him, to Mr. Duncombe; then Gibbs fell down upon his knees, and beg'd for God's sake, I would not hang him, this was in the hearing of all the rest of the witnesses; he confess'd it before us all, saying, when Mrs. Duncombe was up stairs, he went into the bar and saw the key in the till; that he took the purse out, and did not know whether it was gold or silver.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not Duncombe say, he would give a free pardon, and a bottle of wine, to any body that would tell-where it was ?</p>
<p>Corbet. He did, there was a bottle of wine drank, the prisoner took share of it, but they were not friends, for I insisted upon the prisoner being prosecuted; I saw the money afterwards in a green purse.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-32-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman: I was at the house the 13th of March, I used to light Mr. Corbet home, and was there before he came in; I went with another gentleman, and returned between eleven and twelve o'clock; there were the prisoner, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Corbet, I staid there better than an hour; Gibbs went backward, and presently after went out; Mrs. Duncombe heard the door open, he made a stay out for about six or seven minutes, and was just got in again when she came down stairs. She ask'd him who he had let into the house; he said, no body, to his knowledge; then she said, he must have let some body in, or out, for she had lost twenty-three guineas; then she double lock'd the door, and said, no body shall go out; saying, she would clear all the rest but the prisoner; he then wish'd terrible wishes, saying, he knew nothing of it; at her crying her husband came down, he stamp'd about the house, saying he was ruin'd to all intents and purposes, when she told him what was lost; the prisoner and he went out into the yard afterwards, and came in again, and Mr. Duncombe said, he had found the money, for Gibbs had told him where it was: this was in Gibb's hearing. Then Mr. Duncombe and Mr. Smith went out of doors, and brought in a green purse with the money in it; there was silver and gold in the purse; then the prisoner fell down on his knees, and desir'd forgiveness of all in the house.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That evidence was so drunk that he could not sit on his seat.</p>
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<p>Corbet. The watchman, Jackson, staid to light me home, I believe he was sober, he drank but very little.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-32-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in the house at the same time. He confirmed the above account, saying, he was a lamp-lighter, and was at play at cards with Mr. Corbet, and had just before changed a guinea with Mr. Duncombe.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The day that this was done I had been at Sir
<persName id="t17510417-32-person289"> Walter Blacket
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<interp inst="t17510417-32-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, when I came home I went to get me a pint of beer; I am a cooper, and live hard by, I have used the house six years; I desire to ask these evidences one question, i.e. Whether any of them know any harm of me, for this I did in a joak.</p>
<p>Corbet to the Q. I have known harm of him by hearsay.</p>
<p>Smith. I never heard any harm of him before this time.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by the guinea you changed there?</p>
<p>Smith. I had it at Christmas time given me for box money.</p>
<p>Duncombe. I have kept the house these three years, he never wrong'd me to my knowledge, only by rubbing out his reckoning, and then swearing he had not had so much; he has a general bad character in the neighbourhood, as any man can have.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510417-33-victim298 t17510417-33-viclabel172"/> under my father and brother who are partners, on Tuesday the 19th of February between ten and eleven at night, our maid came in and told us our warehouse door was open, we took a candle and found it so; we went up into the warehouse, and searched to see if we could miss any skins, we found a hat which we thought belonged to the prisoner, he had lived with us servant, and left us about three months before; we brought it down stairs and double-locked the warehouse door. I went to bed, and the next morning the door was open again; then I went up and searched about and missed ten buckskins, which were put there over night, and I believe were there when I went to search about. Then we imagined the prisoner had stole them; we sent about for him, but could hear nothing of him till about a fortnight after; then we sent to him to come to us, he came, we taxed him very hard, and threatned to send for a constable, also we told him we would make it easy with him if he would tell us; he owned the fact, that he had opened the door and taken the ten skins away, and carried 5 of them to Wantage in Berkshire, and the other 5 he sold at Wheatly in Oxfordshire. I went to the last named place, and there I found them at one Mr. Radford's, four of them were cut into breeches, and one whole skin produced in court. There were the workmens private marks upon all the skins, I don't chuse to swear to the breeches, but I do to the whole skin.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I leave it to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<p>Q. Did he say any thing to you, or strike you before he took it?</p>
<p>Strickland. No, he did not, my lord, he ran down into Quiet-row, there he was taken it being no thorough-fare, and the hat found lying within a yard and a half of his feet ; he was got into the mud.</p>
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<p>This is the information of
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<p>M. Sharp. I am clerk to the council, I received this information, it was laid before the king in council, by his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, one of his majesty's principal secretaries of state, held at Kensington, August 7, 1747. where I attended, I had directions to issue an order from his majesty and privy-council, to require all the persons to surrender in forty days according to the act; I sent a copy of it to the printer of the London Gazette, to be printed in the two next succeeding Gazettes, and likewise another to the sheriff of the county of Suffolk, he received it, I have his receipt here with me.</p>
<p>Mr. Owen. I am printer of the London Gazette, I received this order, and printed it accordingly on the 8th and 11th of August, produced and both read in court.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-37-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a bailey of Beckles, August the 16th, a man whom I knew I could depend upon, to proclaim them according to act of parliament at Beckles and Lestoff, the two nearest market towns to Benacre.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-37-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was an officer to the sheriff of Suffolk in 1747, in that year I received this order from the under sheriff, and I proclaimed it at Lestoff the Wednesday following about 11 o'clock in the forenoon, then nailed it up on the market-cross, and also at Beckles on the 22d of August, the market day there about one o'clock, then nailed that up also: these two towns are each about five or six miles from Benacre.</p>
<p>Counsel for the prisoner.</p>
<p>The proclamation was for one
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<p>Q. Where do you live ?</p>
<p>West. I live at Hadley.</p>
<p>Q. Are there any
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<p>West. There are three there now, there were four till Michaelmas last; there is
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<interp inst="t17510417-37-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a blacksmith; the husbandman is removed, the prisoner lives now at Seymore, and has done these five years last past.</p>
<p>Q. Did he live there in August 1747?</p>
<p>West. Yes, he did Sir, there is a village between Seymore and Hadley called Carsey.</p>
<p>On his cross examination, he said he was not related to the prisoner, only marrying his mother, that the prisoner is a blacksmith by trade, and has worked journey-work, sometimes in one place, and sometimes in another, that he now rents a little farm of about ten or twelve pounds per year, and has for five years last past, that he deals in hogs and horses, that he was born at Hadley, served his apprenticeship at a place ten miles from thence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-37-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Seymore, the prisoner has lived there five years last Lady-day, I assisted him in his coming with my waggon, I am his landlord; he rents some grazing land of me at 6 l. 10 s. per year there, and he has lived there constantly.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any of the John Bakers of Hadley ?</p>
<p>Phitock. I do, there are two John Bakers farmers, one a woolcomber, and one a blacksmith there.</p>
<p>Q. What was the prisoner called ?</p>
<p>Phitock. John Baker of Seymore.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-37-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner these thirteen years, he was a blacksmith and edge tool maker, and generally known by that appellation; I am the same, he worked with me in that business ; he went to live at Seymore five years ago last Lady-day, he deals in hogs and horses.</p>
<p>Q. If you had been asked for
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<p>Smith. No, I should not, there are three John Bakers of Hadley, and another that moved out of town last Michaelmas, I live at Carsey about a mile and a quarter from Seymore.</p>
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<p>For the Crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-37-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Ipswich, which is about nine miles from Hadley, I was present when the prisoner at the bar was apprehended at Seymore, with a quarter-master and some dragoons, we got to his house, and when the soldiers were properly planted I knock'd at the door; his wife said who is there? Mr. Nodes, I said yes; said she, I'll come presently, the door was barr'd, I could not get in, then said she what do you want, I said, to see what you have got in the house; after we were in she fell down on her knees, and said for God's sake don't ruin me; looking behind a bed where was a maid servant in it, I ordered the candle to be held, so that I could look round it, which stood close to the wall. I saw something white, at last I saw it stir; said I, come out, said the prisoner, I will, said he, it is to no purpose to make any resistance for I know I am outlawed. I have been in his company abundance of times, I never knew he worked at his trade these eight or ten years, and we always called him John Baker of Hadley.</p>
<p>On his cross examination, he said he never heard he was called
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<interp inst="t17510417-37-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> of Hadley, nor do I remember he went by the name of John Baker of Seymore, I have been with him many times, I did not know he lived at Seymore, till a little before he was taken there; he once said to me, Charles, you know if I am taken my life is worth nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-37-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner has fetch'd cattle 200 pounds worth at a time from my Lord Leicester's.</p>
<p>Q. Do you not know of a proclamation of one
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<p>Hammond. No, I don't, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Had not you once some conversation with the prisoner about surrendering himself ?</p>
<p>Hammond. No, I never had, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you forbid him your house?</p>
<p>Hammond. No, Sir, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in company with Mr. Nodes last Saturday at Ipswich?</p>
<p>Hammond. Yes, and told him he used me very ill, in offering to give a man ten shillings per week, to swear that the prisoner had lodged goods at my house, but he denied he had said so.</p>
<p>Nodes. I never made such an offer to any.</p>
<p>Hammond. The man that told me so, told it before several witnesses.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Hammond. I have farmed 250 l. a year these twenty years, I never found but the prisoner was an honest man, I know the three
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<interp inst="t17510417-38-person353" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was saying to me this fellow has abused me, for only saying, how can you lye in such an idle posture, or to that purpose, meaning the prisoner; the prisoner to this made use of some indecent words, then several words passed between them; I then went to wind up my watch, she had a candle in a candlestick in her hand, she jumped up and ran towards him upon his indecent expression, and I believe flung the candlestick and candle at him, but I did not see it, my back was towards them; I heard the candlestick fall, and saw it on the ground very near the place were the prisoner stood: at that time the prisoner had a german
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175104170018"/> flute in his hand, and as she ran towards him then I heard a blow, but did not see it given, it light on her left temple: she cried out most terribly, I put my watch in my pocket and took hold on her ; she could not speak plain, but made a strange noise ; I set her down upon a bench; she would have told me something, but could not speak to be understood: there was no blood, but a little nob on her temple; we anointed the place with spirits of wine, she continued much the same for a considerable time, sensible all the time, and went twice to the vault with one of our maids leading her : the first time of her going was in about ten minutes after she received the blow; after this she sat holding her hand to her forehead. We got her something to drink, she shook her head and took in very little of it, she was let blood and bled very well, she died in about four hours time after the blow given, the german flute was produced in court. I do think that blow was the occasion of her death.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-38-person354" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am porter, and was there that time, but I was asleep in the hall at the beginning of it, when first I awaked, I found the prisoner and deceased in a sort of a quarrel. I saw the deceased in a violent passion run towards the prisoner, who was between three and four yards distance; she threw the candlestick at his face, I can't tell what words had passed between them.</p>
<p>Q. Did the candlestick hit the prisoner?</p>
<p>Smith. I believe it did: I think he saved it with his hand as it was coming to his face: He was sitting at the same time, and had a musick book before him, with a german flute in his hand: After she threw the candlestick, she follow'd up to him, endeavouring to strike him with her hand; then he struck her across the temples with the flute, he seem'd to strike with some resentment; I ran and took hold of him, she attempted to strike him over my arm, till Mr. West came and took her away; after this she talk'd a great deal, but I could not understand any thing she said, but yes and no; she lived about four hours after; she went twice to the vault, and did not seem to be much affected with it, till about two hours after the blow was given; she could walk very well; I take the blow to be the occasion of her death.</p>
<p>Q. Was she much given to passion?</p>
<p>Smith. She was much.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510417-38-person355" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon, and live in Grosvenor-street : I was sent for to Sir Paul's on the 26th of March, about one or two o'clock in the morning, I found the deceas'd extremely bad with convulsions; she had been blooded before I came, I found her in the agonies of death. I was told she received a blow on the side of her head, and from the symptoms I had had, I found the scull was fractur'd; she liv'd about half an hour after I came there. I opened her scull that evening, and found a fracture on the left parietal bone, above an inch long through both tables of the scull, that is the very thinnest part of all the scull; under that I found a considerable quantity of coagulated blood, by the weight of which the brain could not perform its functions; her scull was remarkably thin, as thin as I could expect of a person five or six years old.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>304. (L.)
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<p>305. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17510417-40-person362" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the third of April I had been in Crispin-street, near Spittle-square, at an acquaintance's house, with others, to spend the evening; on our return home, about half an hour after eleven o'clock at night,
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<p>Q. Was you sober at this time?</p>
<p>Geattus. I was, my Lord, but I was looking downwards: Before I could get up to recover myself, she got up and run away; then Mr. Cloves said, where is your watch? I said, here it is, I did not directly put my hand down to my pocket; he put his hand to my fob pocket, and said it was not there; then said he, I'll be hang'd if that creature has not took it. Then Mr. Cloves, Ebit, and Batt, went after her; there were more there who staid with me; I know I had my watch in my
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<interp inst="t17510417-40-person363" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the third of April I had been with the prosecutor to supper; coming home, between Whitegate-alley and Devonshire-street, the prisoner met us, she went out of the path way; I turn'd about, and saw Mr. Geattus and she down together, she fell upon him; she got up, and call'd out watch, murder, and run away directly; then M r. Geattus got up and came to the watchman's lanthorne, he was very dirty; he said, gentlemen, this is using me very ill, I can take a jest as well as any body, but this is carrying it too far to push me down, and daub my cloaths. His head was broke in the fall.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober?</p