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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230001"/>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 Thursday the 23d, Friday the 24th, Saturday the 25th, and Monday the 27th of May.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Fifth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Right Honble
<persName id="f17510523-1-person1"> Francis Cokayne
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<interp inst="f17510523-1-person1" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER V.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1751.</p>
<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<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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<interp inst="f17510523-1-person3" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Knt. *, Baron Legge +, Richard Adams, Esq; Recorder ++, and others of his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and County of Middlesex.</p>
<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>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>351. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510523-1-off1 t17510523-1-crimeloc3"/>: We had a hogshead of sugar which had been broke open seven separate times, it was in a ware-house up one pair of stairs, No. 156. We suspected the prisoner, and set
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<interp inst="t17510523-1-person31" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to watch for him: He called me, and said, the man which we suspected was gone up into the buildings. I went and found him tying up a handkerchief of sugar. It was produced in court and deposed to. It was Barbados sugar, above twelve pounds handkerchief and all.</p>
<p>Q. How near was he to that hogshead you say was broke open?</p>
<p>Shaw. He stood at the next hogshead but one to it. He desir'd I would let him go, and not expose him, and confess'd he took it. There was no other hogshead open in the ware-house, and this was at that time. I don't know who it belongs to: I weigh'd it, and found it had lost one hundred, three quarters, and odd pounds.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went up into the ware-house, and found the handkerchief with the sugar tied up in it.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>352. (L.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230003"/> mentioned missing. The mistress of the workhouse found the prisoner, and brought her to our house in the evening of that day. The prisoner fell down on her knees, and said, she was sorry for what she had done; and that she had sold two handkerchiefs in Ragfair, one for fourpence, the other for sixpence; also, that she had sold the cap and pail, but to whom, or for what, I can't tell. She had one cap and handkerchief on at that time, the handkerchief I can sware to. My wife could not come.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a Dutchman: I had the goods of another man to sell for him.
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<p>I was out of business and had no friends, and in great necessity, so I did it for want.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-5-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar brought this shirt to pawn to me, I or my wife took it in the 27th of December. The prisoner said she bought it, it was pawn'd in her name for half a crown, she used frequently to bring things to pawn.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought that shirt.</p>
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<p>356. (M.)
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<p>Q. Had you pull'd your cloaths off when you went to bed?</p>
<p>Richards. I had, my Lord. I had my watch and money in my pocket after I had put my cloaths on again. There was another girl in the house, I told her I would give her sixpence if she would go up stairs along with me, so we went to bed together in the same bed, and I locked the door, and put my breeches quite under the middle of the bed. When I awaked in the morning I found my breeches lying on the bed, I search'd them and found that my watch and money were gone. I search'd about the bed and found two shillings in it, I miss'd half a guinea in gold; then I saw there was a door stood a-jarr, there was a little table stood before it which was shov'd back into the room; this door open'd into the room where the prisoner lay, out of which there was a way down stairs, which I did not know of when I went to bed. I call'd to the man of the house, he came to me, I told him the case, so he sent for a constable, and would not let the girls go out of the house till he came; the constable took six of them to the Round-house; there was another girl but she was ill, besides the man's wife, these two were left behind. The six girls were all search'd but nothing found upon them; they were taken before Justice Fielding, and all denied knowing of the watch or money; the Justice wrote a mittimus to send them all to Bridewell, and as they were going along the prisoner said, she knew were the watch was, and would tell if I would release her. We took her back to the Justice, I there heard her say, it was put into a hole in the feather bed where she lay, in the next room to where I lay. The Justice ask'd her, whether any body was with her when she took the watch; she said, no body at all.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had the watch, and half guinea, when you went to bed with the other girl?</p>
<p>Richards. I am certain I had.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where the prisoner was when you went to bed the second time?</p>
<p>Richards. No, my Lord, I don't. She could come into her own room without coming into the room where I lay.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she lay in that room?</p>
<p>Richards. She said she laid there. Then she said, she gave the watch to another girl that lay with her, and she hid it. The Justice order'd the constable to go and search that place; when he was gone the other girl said, the prisoner had put it into a hole in the bolster; then the Justice sent another person to bid the constable search the bolster.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-6-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable: I went by the Justice's order, and two women that were there, and I found the watch in the bolster. I saw them shake it out. The prosecutor, as he described it, lay in the fore room, and this bed was in the back room. The watch was produced in court and deposed to.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Justice put the confession in writing?</p>
<p>Smith. I believe not.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Did you see the Justice put it in writing?</p>
<p>Richards. I did not see him write.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Last Tuesday was se'night at night I had been out, and coming home between eleven and twelve o'clock, with the tail of my gown about my head; the prosecutor took hold of me and push'd me about, and said, I should not go till he had drank with me; so he push'd me into a house, saying, he had but a penny about him, and wanted me to pay a halfpenny, I said I had no money. Then he pull'd out a sixpence, and drank
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510523-8-off45 t17510523-8-crimeloc47"/>: I lost my pail last Saturday night. On Tuesday reading the papers I saw it advertised, stop'd, supposing to be stolen. I went as directed, and described it before I saw it. It was produced in court and deposed to.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-8-person80"> Jane Godard
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<interp inst="t17510523-8-person80" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The other evidence lodges with me: I lost a copper sauce-pan on Saturday night, and saw it again yesterday before my Lord-mayor, I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-8-person81"> John Bond
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<interp inst="t17510523-8-person81" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17510523-8-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, I live in Shoemaker row. On Monday last between eleven and twelve o'clock, there were some goods offer'd to sale at a place call'd Broad-court in our parish. I went with the person, the prisoner was coming with the pail on his head in a bag with some dock leaves, his sister had two sauce-pans in her apron; I stop'd the prisoner, and catch'd him in several stories about the things, so I carried him before the sitting alderman, he order'd me to carry him to the Compter, and advertise the things, which I did; the man came and described the pail and swore to it, and the woman to one of the sauce-pans.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My brother is foreman to a nightman, we were together in Hounsditch ; a soldier was coming along, he said, do you want a jobb ; said I, cockey, I shall be glad of a jobb. Said he, will you carry this bundle (what was in the bag I did not know ) I was to carry it into the Minories; when I came into the middle of Hounsditch I saw him talk to a Jew woman, I cross'd the turning he was to turn up; when I came into Shoemaker-row he bid me set them down, I laid them on a stall; he staid a pretty while, so I went to him, and said, come cockey, don't hinder me in another jobb, I cannot spend the whole day with you; he and the woman was as near together as I am to your worship. The mob gather'd round me, and which way he and the woman went I don't know.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>359. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510523-9-off50 t17510523-9-cd51"/> ++.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-9-person86"> Samuel Torrent
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<interp inst="t17510523-9-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost the goods mentioned, but do not know the time only by the prisoner's confession: I live at the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510523-9-off50 t17510523-9-crimeloc52"/>, the prisoner was just come home from sea, and recomended to me to lodge; he lay with my servant that draws beer; he had been with me about six weeks, he has been in business
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510523-9-defend83 t17510523-9-deflabel53"/> ever since he left my house. A person came to me the 23d of April, and ask'd me if I had lost any plate, I went up stairs and searched my drawers and miss'd the things mention'd. I came down stairs, the prisoner was eating his supper, I accused him with it, at first he denied it. I told him he had been seen in Shoreditch with such things, then he acknowledged the fact and desir'd I would be merciful. I sent for a proper officer and he was carried to the Compter. After he was lock'd up he desir'd to speak with me,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230006"/> then he told me, he sold the snuff-box, buttons, and bowl of the spoon, to one Lloyd, a gold-smith in George-yard, Bishop's gate-street, for 9 s. 6 d. and the day following he went with the other things to Mr. Lloyd and he stop'd them. On the 24th I went with in officer to Mr. Lloyd, who deliver'd these things to me, part of my buckles, tea-tongs, and table-spoon, I can swear they are my property. Although he had bad them so long he did not advertise them. I found a handkerchief at a pawn-broker's by the prisoner's direction pawn'd for 1 s. 6 l. at the Angel in Shoreditch.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-9-person87"> George Wardley
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<interp inst="t17510523-9-person87" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17510523-9-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with the prosecutor, the 23d of April, to Mr. Lloyd's. He confirmed the above.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I throw myself up to the mercy of the great God of Heaven, and the court.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510523-10-off56 t17510523-10-victim91"/> </persName> did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear, &c. one gold watch, value 10 l. one man's hat and crape hat-band, value 5 s. against his will from his person did steal, &c </rs>.
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<interp inst="t17510523-10-person92" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17510523-10-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The night before the first of May, about twelve o'clock at night, as I was coming down
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510523-10-off56 t17510523-10-crimeloc58"/> going to the Bell in Holbourn alone, three men came to me the prisoner was one of them; I received a blow on my head from one of them before me, the other two were behind and my heels were trip'd up by them. I can't say which gave me the fall; they had before past by me backwards and forwards several times.</p>
<p>Q. What was you struck with?</p>
<p>Colston. I don't know that: As the person struck me, he said, D - n you, I'll teach you to go to the watch-house. I had been there and enquired what it was o'clock, and I was apprehensive of these people; at that time the watchmen were out calling the hour. I was down some minutes, and lost some money, but had none forcibly taken out of my pocket, they took my watch and hat. I went to a house where there was a light, it was a night-house, and described the prisoner; they said, they had seen such persons about; I staid there, the next morning about eight or nine o'clock the prisoner came, I took hold on him.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain he was one of them?</p>
<p>Colslon. I am, my Lord?</p>
<p>Q. Was it light enough to discern him?</p>
<p>Colslon. There was no light but what the lamps afforded, which was enough to discern a person's face. The prisoner went with me and told me where my hat was sold, and I redeemed it, it was in Field lane at a brokers. The hat was produced in court and depos'd to. Then I came back with him, and made a sad piece of work about my watch; he said, he knew nothing of it, but he believed the other people did: I said, I would immediately send for a constable : a woman that seem'd to be a woman of the town came and send, sir, does this belong to you, which was my watch, I gave her a graturity for it; the prisoner said, he was very glad I had got it again, so I gave him a dram, and sixpence or a shilling, and let him go about his business; he has since been retaken.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the watch?</p>
<p>Colston. It is in the country, I left it at Epsora races: I was sent for to Justice Fielding's when he was there, and knew him to be the man.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-10-person93"> Thomas Ind
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<interp inst="t17510523-10-person93" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17510523-10-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When the prisoner was taken before Justice Fielding, about the 4th or 5th of May, he confessed that he, a chimney-sweeper, and an other person did this robbery. He wanted to be admitted an evidence. Mr. Fielding ask'd him in what manner it was done? He said he had the hat and hat-band, but did not know any thing of the watch; the others slung him of that; that it was done in Fleet-market; that he knock'd the gentleman down, being one of the three. The gentleman said there, he was the man that knock'd him down.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the matter.</p>
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<p>361. (L.)
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<persName id="t17510523-11-person98"> Thomas Smallwood
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510523-11-off61 t17510523-11-crimeloc63"/>, I miss'd my handkerchief out of my pocket. The prisoner was close to me. When I challeng'd him with taking it, I perceiv'd him sumbling behind him: he had a surtout coat on, which had a belt to it that button'd before, in which he had lodg'd the handkerchief. The handkerchief was produc'd in court and depos'd to.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was coming from Whitechapel to the Bull and Gate in Holborn, a fellow gave this handkerchief to me passing through Aldgate. I never saw
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230007"/> him in my life before. The gentleman said it was his handkerchief.</p>
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<p>362. 363. (L.)
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<p>See No 666, &c. in John Blachford, Esq; mayoralty.</p>
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<p>Q. Look at these glasses, &c.</p>
<p>S. May. They are my husband's property. I lived at the Lebeck's head in Catharine's-street, going from thence I deposited them in a lumber room in
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<p>Q. Are you certain they were carried to Mr. Love's?</p>
<p>S. May. I am certain they were, and Mrs. Jones the prisoner used to lie in the room where they were put. Mrs. Kelso came to me one day to ask me her character, then I had missed the glasses, and told her, I had lost them and other things. She said, if I would go along with her, she would help me to the sight of the glasses.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a house do you keep?</p>
<p>S. May. I keep a private house.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Mr. Evans ?</p>
<p>S. May. I never saw him till one time Mrs. Jones told me he was her husband.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember there was a trial against Kelso for these very glasses?</p>
<p>S. May. Yes, I do.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you here at that time?</p>
<p>S. May. I was, and gave my oath they were my husband's property. If Mr. May had been here he would have had them again.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain you took your oath?</p>
<p>S. May. I believe I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you frequently with this woman after you miss'd these glasses?</p>
<p>S. May. No, sir, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you keep your goods at Mr. Love's?</p>
<p>S. May. I kept them there seven months.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any lock to the door where you kept them?</p>
<p>S. May. No, sir, there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Pray tell us the reason you left that house call'd the Lebeck's head ?</p>
<p>S. May. Because we had money enough to live upon, and it was too much business for me.</p>
<p>Q. Come tell me, was it, or was it not, for your safety, at the time the bawdy houses were attempted to be pull'd down?</p>
<p>S. May. No, sir, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go there again since?</p>
<p>S. May. Because the house is our own, I don't sell any thing now.</p>
<p>Q. Is not there an action brought against Kelso at the court of Common pleas by your husband for these very glasses?</p>
<p>S. May. I believe there is.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-13-person113" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came to me, and asked me if I would buy two glasses she had to dispose of. I said, if she would suffer them to be valued by a proper person I would buy them, saying, I did not understand those sort of goods. These are the two glasses; I have had them a good while in my custody; they have been out of my custody now about a month ; they were fixed up in the lodging room of
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<interp inst="t17510523-13-person115" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , in Great Pultney street. She said, she bought them of a gentleman she had liv'd with, that had kept the Lebeck's head. I got Mr. Ellis who keeps the blanket warehouse, to go and value them; he went with my wife and returned, and told me to the wearer they might be worth 5 l. I gave
<persName id="t17510523-13-person116"> Ann Jones
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<interp inst="t17510523-13-person116" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 4 l. 17 s. for them; she told me, they were her goods. I knew she had another husband living, and he is so now Evans and she used to say they were married together on the 13th of June, seven years ago, and never denied it till this affair happened.</p>
<p>Q. Was you there when the glasses were taken away?</p>
<p>Kelso. I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Was Evans present when you bought them?</p>
<p>Kelso. He was not, nor when they were appraised ; I had the misfortune to be tried for stealing
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230008"/> ing these glasses (in this court) by the two prisoners, and had a copy of my indictment granted me; the prisoners were my prosecutors: here is the receipt
<persName id="t17510523-13-person117"> Ann Jones
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<interp inst="t17510523-13-person117" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> gave me when I paid for the glasses; they made my man a prisoner to destroy his evidence that wrote it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-13-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> deposed to going with Mrs. Kelso, and valuing the glasses. The same as in the former trial.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-13-person119" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was servant to Mr. May, I had lived there two years; I left them last January was twelve months; I remember those glasses very well; I clean'd them every week, sometimes three or four times a week; my mistress bought them at Heywood's bagnio.</p>
<p>Prisoner Ann Jones's defence.</p>
<p>The time the bawdy-houses were pulled down in the Strand, Mr. May went to Mr. Love's, No. 5. in Denmark-court; Mr. Love was so careful of the street door, he trusted nobody with the key of it. I was hired to Mrs. May the 20th of December, 1749, and January the 30th following I was discharged.' She hired
<persName id="t17510523-13-person120"> Ann Sinclair
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<interp inst="t17510523-13-person120" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and delivered to her an inventory of the goods, and said she missed nothing, and made me a present of five shillings. On the 19th of October last, when Mr. Evans prosecuted Mr. Kelso, Mrs. May was asked in court, if she knew how she was robbed, she said she could not tell. I have been at her house since, she said she never suspected me.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-13-person121"> Ann Sinclair
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<interp inst="t17510523-13-person121" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was hired to Mrs. May the 30th of January as a servant, and stay'd with her eleven weeks and some days, and this woman,
<persName id="t17510523-13-person122"> Ann Evans
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<interp inst="t17510523-13-person122" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , otherwise Ann Jones was with her; Mrs. May wanted her to go with her as her cook, and me to be her bar maid. Her husband asked me, if ever I lived in a bawdy house; said I, I never did; then, said he, if you go with her you must, for she never kept any thing else; then, said I, I hope you'll excuse me, for I don't choose to go in such a way of life; she insisted upon my going and would not discharge me, and said, if I would not, she would swear any thing against me. She always said the prisoner was an extreme good servant, and she would recommend her to any thing in her power. I have seen her in Mrs. May's company early and late; she has sometimes been brought home by the porter so drunk that she could not stand. She sent her to nurse a gentlewoman and gave her a crown.</p>
<p>John Park. I was buying some pictures in the shop of Mr. Dunning, a broker in Holborn; there was Mr. Evans the prisoner; he said, he was looking upon two glasses in order to buy them; he bought them, and ordered them to be carried home; I think they had gilt frames; one of them was for a chimney. [He looked upon them in court, and said, they were the same, or like them.] I saw him pay the money for them. This was in March was twelve months.</p>
<p>Q. Where is Mr. Dunning?</p>
<p>Park. He died about eight or nine months ago.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Park. I have been a broker this 28 years.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you remember March more than any other month?</p>
<p>Park. I know my profits and loss for many years past.</p>
<p>Q. When was you applied to by Mr. Evans to recollect this affair?</p>
<p>Park. I can tell you no farther.</p>
<p>Q. When had you the subpoena to attend?</p>
<p>Park. About two days ago.</p>
<p>Q. Then cannot you tell when you was first applied to by the prisoner? recollect yourself.</p>
<p>Park. It was about six months ago.</p>
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<p>P. S. Mrs. May did appear in court after the trial of Mr. Kelso was over, and said she and her husband would swear that the glasses were their property, but she was not sworn.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17510523-15-person136" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was with my husband going home that night between 10 and 11 o'clock; the youngest apprentice was lighting us. My husband was knock'd down at the corner of the brandy shop by the prisoner. I saw him as he was going to strike the blow, it was with his fist. When my husband was down the prisoner took his hat from the ground, then he came and snatched the handkerchief from my child's neck, as it was in my arms, and struck me up against a bulk, and swore he would knock my eyes out; he wrap'd it up and put it into his right hand pocket and run away down Drury-lane; he was stop'd near a window. There came a watchman up, to whom I said, it is very hard you will not take care of my husband and me; he would not assist. I got my husband away fearing mischief.</p>
<p>Ogle. Taylor. I am an apprentice to the prosecutor, the other apprentice was before at this time with the flambeaux in his hand. We were near the corner of Drury lane in Broad St. Giles's. The prisoner blew the light out, and went to take it out of
<persName id="t17510523-15-person137"> Paul Gibson
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<interp inst="t17510523-15-person137" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's hand; then my mater took the flambeaux and shook it in, saying, what was that for? then my master went on; the prisoner d - d his eyes and limbs, and said something, I know not what. The prisoner went up to my master, and knock'd him down. I saw him do it, and sell on my master, and getting up, he took my master's hat that lay on the ground, and put it on his own head; then he came up to my mistress, and shoved her up against a bulk, and took the handkerchief from the child's neck, and ran down Drury-lane. My mistress crying out, stop thief! the man in the white coat has rob'd my husband; he was stop'd.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain the prisoner is the man?</p>
<p>Taylor. I could see his face when he blow'd the light out, and also the distiller's shop door was open, I saw him plainly. They were all ask'd if they ever saw the prisoner before this night, to which they answer'd in the negative.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-15-person138" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am fourteen years old. I was coming lighting master and mistress along, the prisoner came and said something to me, I can't tell what, I think it was, what, are you going to run the flambeaux in my face. I said to him, I cannot as I hold it; I had got it underhanded with the light downwards; he immediately blew it out and took hold of it; my master came and took it and shook it in; then we went on about twenty or thirty yards I believe; the prisoner came up and struck my master over the top of his head and knock'd him down with his fist, and fell upon him; my master's hat fell from his head, the prisoner got up, took it, and ran down Drury-lane; my mistress cry'd out, stop thief, the man in the white coat has knock'd my husband down and robb'd him. I did not see him take any thing from my mistress. A man coming along stop'd the prisoner, their heels slip'd and they broke two panes of glass at a window, I knew him to be the man; we call'd a watchman, he would not lay hold of him, so he got off, but was taken the next day.</p>
<p>James M'Pearson. I am a smith by trade, I was coming home from work, I heard a great cry of murder, stop thief, &c. hearing the words, by the light of a shop where they sell old glass bottles, I saw the prisoner's coat, which was a white one, his foot slip'd as he ran and fell down,
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<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>M'Pearson. The watch was going past ten o'clock at the end of Drury-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain the prisoner is the man?</p>
<p>M'Pearson. I am certain of that, my Lord. They call'd out to the watch to come and take charge of him, but he would not, so he got away.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going to see after my wife but could not find her, coming home I saw a great mob of people, there was fighting; as I came by the bottle shop a man took me by the collar, and shoved me against the wall, and broke two panes of glass; they call'd out, watch, watch; the watch came and said, what has the man done, I see nothing upon him; and said to me, honest man go about your business, you have not wrong'd any body; they said, I had robb'd them of a hat and handkerchief. I live with my father at the Plough in Thomas street.</p>
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<p>Q. to Mrs. Gandon. Did you say so?</p>
<p>Mrs. Gandon. I said at the door of the shop, I had lost a handkerchief from the child's neck.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Carral. I live opposite Mrs. Crow. The prisoner was stop'd at my door: when all was over, I pick'd up a cap and feather at our door, it belong'd to the prosecutor's wife. She first said she had lost her bundle; but when Mrs. Crow told her it was safe, then she did not say she had lost any thing at all.</p>
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<p>John Bullock, Esq; I can only swear the spoon is my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-16-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawn-broker: On the 18th of April the prisoner brought this spoon to me. It was produced in court and depos'd to by the prosecutor and Clark. She wanted to borrow half a guinea on it. I ask'd her her name, she said, Swarts, and that she lodged at the sign of the Feathers in Charles-court, in the Strand, and wanted the money to pay for one night's lodging there. I told her it was something odd; then she said, it was to pay for her lodging where she came from before. Then as I had the spoon, I ask'd her what letters there were on it, she said J. I. B. saying it was left her by her father, whose name she said, was
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<interp inst="t17510523-16-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and her mother's name Isabella. I told her, I would lend her half a guinea on it if she would satisfy me it was her own; so I went along with her to a place where she said I should be informed; when we came there, she said, it signifies nothing to enquire here for the gentlewoman is mad. Then she told me, it was one of the maid's, and if I made any enquiry she should lose her place. Then she told me
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<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner fell upon her knees, and said, she did not intend to wrong me of it, but that she wanted some money, and when she was able she would have fetch'd it out again and put it into its place.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Cook. I have know the prisoner two years and upwards, she lived at Mr. Hartley's on Ludgate-hill, I never heard any ill of her character.</p>
<p>Mr. Hartley. I keep the Woolpack and naked Boy on Ludgate-hill, she lived with me about two years, I cannot say she ever wrong'd me.</p>
<p>Mrs. Ellice. I have known the prisoner three or four years, she bears an honest character.</p>
<p>Mr. Lawson. I have known her better than two years, I know no ill of her.</p>
<p>Mrs. Goodman. I have known her six or seven years, I knew her at Stony Stratford where she came from, I never heard any thing dishonest of her in my life.</p>
<p>Mrs. Eliard. I have known her near twenty years, she alway bore a good character.</p>
<p>Mr. Frances. I have known her between four and five years, I never heard but she was very honest.</p>
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<p>|| See No 236, 237, in Sir Samuel Pennant's mayoralty.</p>
<p>* See No 22, and 586, in Sir
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510523-17-off92 t17510523-17-crimeloc94"/> to Covent-garden from Long-acre in a hackney coach, I was stopp'd by some persons, they swore they'd blow my brains out if I did not deliver; it was dark, I could not distinguish how many there were, I delivered my watch and money directly; I imagined my money to be about four pounds gold and silver; as soon as I had delivered it, there came up a man on the other side the coach and asked me for my money, I told him I had delivered it to the man on the other side. One of them who stood at the horse's head, said, why don't you rummage him for his watch, said I, he has got my watch and money too: when I delivered my money, I said to the person, give me a shilling to pay my coach hire, which he accordingly did, saying, now you may drive on, I know not who they were.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-17-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 12th of May the three prisoners at the bar and I went out of an alehouse in Bridges-street to the French-horn, with an intent to go a robbing; we went first up to Long-acre, we saw a coach turning down to St. James's-street going to Covent-garden, we ran up and stopp'd it; I stood at the head of the horses, Dowdell went to one side of the coach, and Quinn and Talbot on the other; I heard Dowdell demand the money, saying, he'd blow their brains out if they did not deliver: he within delivered his money and watch, I desired Dowdell to get the watch; after that Dowdell desired me to come away from the head of the horses, and he ordered the coachman to drive on: then we turned back and went to Long-acre, and so to the house we went out of and shared the money. We sold the watch to Dowdell, the chain belonging to it was a metal one, he gave that to Talbot. I never saw Talbot in my life till Thursday night was fortnight, then Quinn and he came into the French-horn together, Dowdell and I were once shipmates.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-17-person160"> Nathaniel Harris
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<interp inst="t17510523-17-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Sunday was sen'night I took the prisoner Dowdell in the Strand, upon searching him we found the prosecutor's watch; he had shewed an acquaintance of his a silver and a gold watch, who came and told some of my friends of it, which was the cause we went in pursuit of him. The prosecutors watch produced in court and deposed to. We asked Dowdell where the gold watch was; he said he had robbed a gentleman in the morning, in company with Quinn, Cullin and Talbot, and gave us directions were to find them; we took Cullin at the French-horn on the Sunday night; the next day we took Quinn at a lodging house in Newtoner's-lane ; upon our shewing him the silver watch, he desired to be carried to a justice to be admitted an evidence; he acknowledged the fact and several others, he committed in company with the prisoners and the evidence: he
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230012"/> gave some of my acquaintance an account of Talbot, and he was taken by one Field. When Talbot was before the justice, after Cullin had related that account, he was asked if he had any thing to say; he said no, he thought Cullin had said enough for himself and him too.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-17-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Tuesday night between ten and eleven o'clock, a man came and asked me if I knew any thing against Talbot, besides returning from transportation; I said, yes; so he took me into Panton-street, where I took him looking into a publick house window; he said he knew he was a dead man, and begged I would not use him ill: I told him there was an evidence against him in Tothill-fields Bridewell, I took him to him, which was Cullin, he was in bed; he looked up and said how do you do Mr. Talbot? Talbot turned about and went out.</p>
<p>The prisoners had nothing to say in their defence.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>There were two other indictments against them for street robberies.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17510523-18-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in the house facing the hosier's shop looking out at the window, I saw the prisoner at the bar put his hand over the grate, and take out a bundle of stockings and put them under his left arm.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Balendine. About five o'clock the 8th of May, then he came over towards me, I called to the boy in the shop who run after him.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain it was the prisoner?</p>
<p>Balendine. I am, he had on the same coat he has now I believe.</p>
<p>Q. From the prisoner. How do you know they were stockings?</p>
<p>Balendine. The street is not very broad, and there are always stockings in the window for show.</p>
<p>Q. to Roberts. Were they wrapp'd up in any thing?</p>
<p>Roberts. No, they were not, my lord, and they were of different colours, light, and dark greys.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-18-person168" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at captain Collet's facing this hosier's shop, the 8th of May I saw the prisoner at the bar an hour and a half at an Apothecary's shop door which joins the hosier's shop. I wondered what made him stand there so long. I went out about business, the prisoner looked every way, he looked full in my face as I went out, and as I came back, my old lady said to me, do you know that man; no, said I, but I shall know him again, for I thought he would have stared his eyes out. I saw the prisoner go by the hosier's shop and look in, the little boy was there; the prisoner went back again and set his foot upon the Apothecary's scraper at the door, put his hand over the grating and took a parcel of stockings of light greys and other colours, a pretty big bundle with a pair of stockings tied round them, he put them under his arm: I said that man has robbed the stocking shop; he ran away.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was at the Globe in Bridges-street at the same time, and never left the house till after 7 o'clock, and I have evidences to prove it, but one of them is at Kingston, the other is not here.</p>
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<p>|| See No 25. in this mayoralty.</p>
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<p>George Hall. The prisoner and I agreed to go out a house breaking, we went out the 23d of April to break open this china shop in Whitechapel, we had things on purpose for such work, we went betwixt twelve and one at night, we first try'd to break the window shutter in halves, we could not take it out at that time, the watchmen were going about; we left it, and came at past one o'clock and broke it and took it out, I put it in the middle of the kennel; the prisoner broke a pane of glass, he first took out three tea pots, I had a bag in my hand to put the things in; then he took out five fish strainers, six tumblers made of glass, and a quantity of china, I cannot say how much, because we broke a good many; there was a china tea-pot, two little china plates, and a square plate; I stood in the path when the watchman was coming by, I carried the bag cross the way and the prisoner followed me so we carried them to our lodgings; we got up about four o'clock next morning, and gave two women sixpence a piece to carry them to a place in Duke's-place where we used to sell our things; they were sold to Minous, a Jew, the prisoner grumbled at the price and would not take the money. After that I heard we were likely to be taken, I had a mind to leave this sort of life off, and hearing he was going to hang me I then thought to hang him, so I came voluntarily and made a discovery. As he would not let the Jew have the things he took and put them into an empty house in Ragfair, then I sent for the people directly; this prisoner has hang'd two men here before. Brebrook carried us before the Justice, the prosecutor came there. I was admitted an evidence against
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<p>Q. You have said nothing about Jones, was he with you in this robbery?</p>
<p>Hall. He was, my Lord, but I thought I was to say nothing against him till he was tried. When the prisoner was committed I went with Brebrook,
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<p>Q. to Brebrook. Are these part of the goods you found in Ragfair ?</p>
<p>Brebrook. They are, my Lord, and there are many more now at Bridewell.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. Are these your property?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Here are the two covers which I brought from home, they belong to the two teapots. He put them on, they sitted, and deposed to the pots, and another china one.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner to Hall. Where did we meet that night?</p>
<p>Hall. We met at the Coach and Horses in Ragfair, and made a bargain to go out; there came in
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<p>Hall. On the Saturday of the last sessions we were together at the Queen's Head in the Old-Baily, and we were in the right hand gallery in this house, and have been together in this way ever since.</p>
<p>The prisoner being ask'd what he had to say for himself, made answer, nothing at all.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. What have you to say against the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Lemas. She took a ring from off my finger.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it done?</p>
<p>Lemas. At her aunt's house in Duke's place, her name is
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<p>Q. How do you know she was her aunt?</p>
<p>Lemas . She told me so.</p>
<p>Q. Can she speak the Italian language?</p>
<p>Lemas. I understand a little English.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known her?</p>
<p>Lemas . I have been acquainted with her about a fortnight.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you become acquainted with her?</p>
<p>Lemas. In an alehouse drinking a pot of beer. I was walking in the street, and she call'd me in from a window.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been in the house before you lost your ring?</p>
<p>Lemas. I had been in the house seven or eight days before.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body by when she took it?</p>
<p>Lemas. Her aunt, and two or three more were there.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did she take it?</p>
<p>Lemas. She said, that is a very fine ring upon your finger; she took it off my finger.</p>
<p>Q. In what room was you?</p>
<p>Lemas. Above stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in a bed-chamber?</p>
<p>Lemas. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Was you near the bed?</p>
<p>Lemas. No, I had not been near it. I was sitting by the fire.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Lemas. It was last Sunday was se'night.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a ring was it?</p>
<p>Lemas. It was a rose diamond ring, it had eight little diamonds and one large one in the middle.</p>
<p>Q. Where is it now, have you seen it since?</p>
<p>Lemas. I don't know where it is.</p>
<p>Q. Was it taken against your will?</p>
<p>Lemas. Yes, it was.</p>
<p>Q. Was it taken by force?</p>
<p>Lemas. No, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you offer to hinder her?</p>
<p>Lemas. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. What did she do with it?</p>
<p>Lemas. She put it on her own finger.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay there after that?</p>
<p>Lemas. Above an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask her for it afterwards?</p>
<p>Lemas. Yes, but she would not give it me; at last she told me, if I would go down stairs she would give it me ; I went down but she did not, but went another way out of the house.</p>
<p>Q. Did she live there?</p>
<p>Lemas. She said she did.</p>
<p>Q. When did you take her up?</p>
<p>Lemas. Three days after.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did he not give me the ring from his finger?</p>
<p>Lemas. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Had there not been familiarities pass'd between us for a fortnight before that?</p>
<p>Lemas. Yes, there had, and I paid her for them.</p>
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<p>Rogers. I was a little in beer, but sober enough when I lost my watch. I miss'd it directly. Then I clap'd my back against the door, and kept her in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body else in the room at that time?</p>
<p>Rogers. Yes, my lord, there was another woman that sat at a distance. The people without were breaking open the door at that time, to let her out. A man got in and said, do you come here to breed a riot with my wife; he got hold of a glass bottle, with which he struck me, cut a hole in my hat, wounded my head, and knock'd me down; other people put up the window, and threw stones at me. I have that man in the Compter now who abused me. One person brought an iron poker; then they called out for knives, &c.</p>
<p>Q. Did you perceive the prisoner take your watch?</p>
<p>Rogers. Yes, my lord, I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-22-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. Going my round about a quarter after ten this night, the prosecutor call'd to me, saying he had been abus'd and robb'd in such a place. He was all over blood. I went directly to the house, and could find no person in it but the fellow that is in the Compter now. The prosecutor gave me charge of the man, I carried him to the watch-house, and delivered him to the constable; then I went to the house again to secure any body I should find there. I brought up the man's wife next. Then I took assistance and went again, and met the prisoner in the court, much in liquor. I had seen her before at that house, so I took her to the constable. The man and she were sent to the Compter, and the prosecutor also.</p>
<p>Q. Is this a public house?</p>
<p>Morris. No, it is not, it is called a bawdy-house.</p>
<p>I have seen very bad proceedings there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-22-person202" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> had the watch. I took her into the lodge, and found 17 s. 6 d. in her pocket, which I secured for the prosecutor. She said, if I would go with her she would tell me where the watch was pledg'd. I went with her to Holloway-lane, where the watch was pawn'd for 33 s. I took it out, and paid 7 d. for interest. Produc'd in court, and depos'd to.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-22-person203"> Ann Pratt
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<interp inst="t17510523-22-person203" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I found the watch the morning after the prosecutor had been at the house in Gravellane, in the chimney corner among the coals. I pledg'd it for 18 s. 17 s. 6 d. is returned to Mr. Keys.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body see you find it?</p>
<persName id="t17510523-22-person204"> Ann Pratt
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<interp inst="t17510523-22-person204" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, my lord.</p>
<p>Q. How came you in that house?</p>
<persName id="t17510523-22-person205"> Ann Pratt
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<p>Q. How came you to go there this time?</p>
<persName id="t17510523-22-person206"> Ann Pratt
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<p>Q. Was you there when the prosecutor came in with the prisoner?</p>
<persName id="t17510523-22-person207"> Ann Pratt
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<interp inst="t17510523-22-person207" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes, my lord, I was, and a great many more, but we dispatched the room directly, and left them both together.</p>
<p>Q. How many persons were in the room at the time they came in?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-22-person208" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I cannot say how many: I know there were five or six.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. Is this the woman who was with the prisoner when your watch was lost?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am not certain whether it was her or not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going for some radishes. The man followed me in, and sent for half a pint of gin, and about five or six minutes after, he said he had lost his watch. I never saw or touched it. I was not near him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-22-person209" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband is a labouring-man. I had been to get him some radishes, and stop'd to see the prosecutor struggling with two women, upon which I turn'd to see who the women were, but they were gone. I ask'd the prosecutor if he knew them. He said no; I might be the woman that took his watch for what he knew.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. Did you say so to any body?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, my lord; I said before my lord mayor, I should know the woman again if I saw her.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner there at that time?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-22-person212" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in the next court to that where this was done. About nine o'clock that night, passing by, I heard a great hubbub, and some women who stood by say a man had been robb'd, which is usual in that court; upon which I stop'd, and saw the prosecutor come out with a stick in his hand; it look'd like a rocker of a cradle; he was very fuddled, and wav'd it about his head, saying he was robb'd, and swore in a vulgar manner, he would kill every woman he met till he found the woman that robb'd him. His head was not broke then, it was broke some time
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<p>Q. to the Watchman. Did not you say the prosecutor was bloody?</p>
<p>Watchman. What this woman speaks of was before I came; when I came he was very outrageous, and all on a gore blood.</p>
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<p>Q. Was he billeted upon you?</p>
<p>Weacher. No, my Lord, he was not: He told me his quarters was a long way from the Parade, so he gave me ninepence per week for his lodgings; he staid till he ow'd me six shillings and threepence; I had let this house to another person; I ask'd him for the money the 26th of Feb. he got up Thursday the 27th, saying, he was going to get the money for me, and would be back by ten o'clock but he did not return: I had occasion to go up into the room where I lie to my chest of drawers and found them broke open, I miss'd my wife's gold watch, a silver snuff-box, a silver stock-buckle, and a guinea in gold: I left the house on Saturday morning and went to my lodgings I had taken in Long-Acre: After this I took all the opportunities I could to find the prisoner, about a month after I saw him upon duty at St. James's Gate; I ask'd him when he intended to pay me the money; he said he had been seeking after me, saying, his father had sent him 27 l. and he had received it at Deptford, and that he would come the Saturday after, but did not come: He told me where he lodged, so on the Monday I went there, he was not at home, I told the landlady I had been a great sufferer by him: He deserted, and was taken up as a deserter and sent to the Savoy about three weeks after: I went to him and ask'd him for the things, he told me, if I would pay the money that was taken upon the watch I might have it again, and that it was at the Blue-anchor at Deptford, the man's name
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<interp inst="t17510523-23-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; accordingly he gave me a direction to go there for it, I went, the man own'd he had it, but would not let me have it, and said, it cost him 10 l. 1 s. the prisoner said he had sold it for 8 l. I came back to Justice Fielding's and took out a warrant, and brought the prisoner out of the Savoy before him, he was committed to the Gate-house.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the keys of the drawers, your wife or you?</p>
<p>Weacher. I had.</p>
<p>Q. Was your wife at home with you then?</p>
<p>Weacher. She had been gone from me about a week before. I had a room for her in order to go to her when I left the house.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the watch last before you missed it?</p>
<p>Weacher. I saw it the Wednesday in the after noon.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you charge the prisoner with the fact when you saw him at St. James's Gate?</p>
<p>Weacher. No, I did not, because I fear'd he would make off, as he did afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you how he came by the watch?</p>
<p>Weacher. He told me my wife had made him a present of it, but I told him it was out of her power so to do, as I had the key of the drawers in my pocket, and she had been gone to the lodgings a week.</p>
<p>Q. Did not your wife absent herself from you?</p>
<p>Weacher. She went a week before with my consent.</p>
<p>Q. Who did she live with?</p>
<p>Weacher. She lodged with a widow woman, and does so now.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never suspect her going away to live with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Weacher. No, I never did: I have no other reason than to think her a virtuous woman. I liv'd there with her till I took another publick house in Soho, Warder-street, which I enter'd upon about a week after.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your wife now?</p>
<p>Weacher. She is still in the lodgings. She was well bred and a publick house is not agreeable to her.</p>
<p>Q. Are not you separated?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230017"/>Weacher. No, we are not, I see her every day.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you get a search warrant at Deptford ?</p>
<p>Weacher. The Justice there would not grant me one.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-23-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Blue-anchor at Deptford, here is the watch. The prosecutor deposed to it. On the 30th of March last there came one John Cockborne to me, and said a friend of his had got into trouble, here is a letter he shewed me wrote by that friend, it is sign'd with the prisoner's name, and that he had pawn'd a gold watch for four pound to Mr. Slaiter, at Deptford. I went with Cockborne's wife, for she pawn'd it, and found there was 4 l. 16 s. upon it with the interest: The man said it had been there five or six weeks: Said I, was it ever advertised? he said, no; the woman desir'd I would pay the money and take the watch out to get it sold to the best advantage; I never saw the prisoner before now to my knowledge. I took it out and carried it to a watchmaker in Deptford, and ask'd him to value it; he said it was very much out of repair, and valued it at 9 l. I gave 10 l. 1 s. for it, and it cost 10 s. 6 d. mending.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-23-person218" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . After the prisoner was committed to the Savoy, (I belong to the same regiment,) I went to see him, and talking about the watch he desired me to tell the prosecutor the chain and seal were safe, and that no body could come at them unless he was there himself.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-23-person219"> Mary Jenkins
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<interp inst="t17510523-23-person219" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I came into the house the prosecutor went out of, the prisoner had a room of me, he had lodged with me about three weeks when this thing happened. After the prosecutor had been to ask for him after the thing was done, I heard the prisoner say, he never had any thing of the prosecutor's wife in his life; the prisoner had let me look at the snuff-box, and my little boy had once fetch'd a halfpenny worth of snuff in it; the prisoner left the lodgings upon this, and I did not see him after till I saw him in the Gatehouse : I heard him own to the things, and said the prosecutor should have them again. He sent word the chain was buried under ground.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I came a little after Christmas to lodge in the prosecutor's house, the man himself having several times invited me to it; it was my fate to have the landlady to take a regard for me, telling me at different times, that her husband was a very barbarous man, used her ill, and that she could not live in a civil way with him: She made offers to me, and said, it I would go and take private lodgings she would accompany me: I might have agreed to that, but finding her inclinations to drink I took a disgust at her; but on the Sunday in the afternoon before she went away she call'd me up to her own room, and said, I am going away, and shall take one child with me, for I cannot live agreeable with my husband: She said, take you this, and gave me the gold watch and silver snuff box, and said, if I would accept of her invitation her life would be more agreeable to her: After I was in the Savoy the prosecutor sent me word, if I would restore the things he would make it up with me: I told him, I did not think proper to make him restitution for things that were given me as innocent presents: I told him also, the watch was at the Blue-anchor at Deptford, put there by a friend of mine; I gave it to a person as I was upon duty, who gave it to Mrs. Cockborne to sell or pledge it upon my own account, thus it came to the Blue-anchor at Deptford.</p>
<p>The prisoner had four persons, who had known him above eighteen months, that gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>John Davis. I am a
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<p>Q. How far did the prisoner run before you took him ?</p>
<p>Davis. He was not got half cross the street before I laid hold of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-25-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in little Queen-street. The 29th of April, about ten minutes past twelve, I heard a man call watch! I took my lanthorn and ran down to the bottom of the street, where I saw the prisoner on his back, and the prosecutor upon him, saying, I have got you fast, you shall not go. He gave me charge of him, and said, he had rob'd him, and threatened to kill him. The watchman in great Queen-street brought the man up little Queen-street. We ask'd the prosecutor what he had taken from him: he told us, a handkerchief, snuff-box, penknife, and a half-penny. The prisoner said, d - n your half-penny, I wish it had been twenty guineas. We searched him in the watch-house, and found the things mentioned.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-25-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was constable of the night. I took hold of the handkerchief, and said, Mr. Gibson, did you rob the person of this ? He said, yes, I did; and he said the same by the box and knife; and also, if there had been 20 l. it had been all one.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was always maintained by my friends; I am sometimes out of my senses.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-25-person235"> Gilbert Thempest
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<interp inst="t17510523-25-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner twelve days; I was sent to the gate-house about a quarrel with a woman, I lay with him there, and as far as ever I saw of him he is a right lunatic.</p>
<p>Q. What did you observe of him?</p>
<p>Thempest. He us'd to get up out of bed, and sing tol de rol, I shall be hang'd, I shall be hang'd. All the people used to say he was not in his right senses, and that certainly he would not be hang'd. He'd talk to himself, plead guilty, and sing. &c.</p>
<p>Q. to King. You call'd him by his name, did you know him before?</p>
<p>King. No, my lord, I ask'd him his name first and he told me.</p>
<p>Court. Call Mr. Salt. He is sworn.</p>
<p>Mr. Salt. I am keeper of the gate house. The prisoner has been in our prison about a fortnight; I look upon him to be a very weak man, but not lunatic. He there told every body how he rob'd the man, in a weak, simple manner.
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<p>380. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510523-27-person248" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My daughter and I were going to bed a little after ten o'clock, with a candle, the 16th of May. We live there. My daughter told me Mr. Powle's closet door was open, and that the pad-lock was taken off. I went to pull the door too as it stood a-jar, and the prisoner from within started against me, and cry'd bo ! I scream'd out, he had something white hung under his arm, upon which he jump'd down stairs directly. I was much affrighted, and in about a quarter of an hour went down, and saw him in custody there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-27-person249" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in the prosecutor's kitchen, and heard the cry, murder, &c. I am servant there, I opened the door at the stair foot, the prisoner came running down, threw the bundle at me, it fell on my head; my master coming along the passage at that time, caught the prisoner in his arms, and carried him into the tap-room. I heard him say he deserved to be hang'd.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-27-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a lodger in the prosecutor's house. I was drinking a pint of beer there, I heard a great outcry of murder, thieves, &c. the prosecutor ran along the entry and catch'd the prisoner in his arms; said the prisoner, I deserve to be hang'd for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-27-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in company with Mr. Powle at the same time. I follow'd him and saw him catch the prisoner in his arms, my wife was then upon the stairs in a great agony.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Mr. Powle took hold on me , and said. I was a thief, and had rob'd him;
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<interp inst="t17510523-27-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ask'd me to go up stairs. I said I had not rob'd him: he went out of the tap-room and brought in these things in his arms.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17510523-29-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : On the 11th of this month, about a quarter after twelve at night, I saw the prisoner on the top of the house, we caled to him and desir'd him to come down, but he would not answer us: I told him I would shoot at him if he would not : I said to Lownes, do you go on the other side the house that he may not escape; I suppose the prisoner thought we were both gone; he came nearer me, I said, if he did not speak I would shoot at him, but he would not. I shot and hit him on the leg with small shot, then he would not come down, so I was obliged to get a ladder and go up, he sat between a tree and a window; when we got him down it was after two o'clock, we found no lead upon him, there was a sack, and we took a knife out of his pocket, the sack lay in a gutter, that he denied.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing in it?</p>
<p>James. No, my Lord, there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any lead rip'd up?</p>
<p>James. No, my Lord, there was only a bit begun to be cut, but it was not taken off.</p>
<p>Q. Did he confess any thing?</p>
<p>James. He did, that he had been there four or five times, and carried lead away, and sold it one time for four shillings, but he did not confess what quantity he took away each time.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner was one of these three persons ?</p>
<p>Head. I am very sure he is the man that stop'd me first</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-31-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am high constable, and live at Kingston : On the 14th of this instant there was an ostler came from Godalming in pursuit of these three men, he told me there were three highwaymen had rob'd a gentleman of ninety pounds, and another of six pounds and a watch, and he came by them a little on this side Ditton-marsh in order to get assistance and take them; accordingly I went into the town and took my gun loaded, and threw it over my shoulder; I went to one Dr. Ward and ask'd him for a horse, he lent us three, so I got assistance, and sent one man to the ferry; one of the men soon set them, saying, he saw them turn up a green lane near Kingston ; they quitted their horses, we search'd about and beat the hedges as people do for hares, so found the prisoner hid in a ditch, in a place call'd Woodstock-lane ; we brought him to Kingston to Justice Rhodes who committed him; I told him now was his time, if he would impeach it might be a means to save his life; he said, he knew nothing of it; they threw their pistols all away going up the green lane, and the people found them. Mr. Wilson's four pistols, and two of their own pocket pistols, were produced in court. The prisoner told us, he had flung the pistols away, or he would not have been taken.</p>
<p>Q. to Head. Are these four pistols the same that were taken from you?</p>
<p>N. B. The second part will be published in a few days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230021"/>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>
<p>On Thursday the 23d, Friday the 24th, Saturday the 25th, and Monday the 27th of May.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Fifth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Right Honble
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<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> </div1>
<p>Head. THEY are my Lord, here are the numbers on them as they were advertised.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>When I was before Justice Rhodes I was admitted to be an evidence. I wrote to the postmaster, upon which Daws was apprehended; and as for Allen I have done the same where he came from; and therefore I thought to have had some chance for my life.</p>
<p>Q. to Busby. Was he admitted an evidence by the Justice?</p>
<p>Busby. He said there he knew nothing of it. I said to him, it is not too late now, but he would not confess any thing. After his mittimus was made he desired to be heard, but he was not admitted an evidence.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the drawer lock'd when you left it before?</p>
<p>Wittingham. I cannot say whether it was or not: The prisoner being missing I went to his wife that morning and ask'd where he was, but she did not know. I found him in St. James's-market on a horse he had bought that morning; I took him off the horse, he fell down and lay some time, but would not speak; I search'd him there and found ten moidores, one 36 s. piece, five guineas, seven shillings, and a penny; I took him home, then before Justice Lediard, he confess'd there he took the money out of a drawer of mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am a young man that has had a great deal of trouble with a young woman which I lately married, she was brought to bed about six months ago; I had no money to support her and my brains were turned, and between whiles I am not in my senses.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230023"/>Peter Taylor. On Monday last about four o'clock in the afternoon I was at home, the prisoner, Reed, came to me with a note from a gentleman that was then in the house of commons, desiring me to come to him immediately; I went, he came out of the house and told me, there was a matter of consequence in hand and he could not depart the house; that his servant had been with him, telling him, there had been a bill of exchange brought to his house for 85 l. 5 s. He desired I would send my servant to Knight and Jackson, bankers, in Lombard-street, and take up the bill of exchange drawn upon him, it was brought from France and was in their hands, left it should be noted being near five o'clock: He gave me a bank bill of fifty pounds, and said, he would give me the remainder when he saw me: Upon this I ask'd the door-keeper, if he knew an honest porter who I could trust with fifty pounds, so he recommended Reed to me as such. I went into an office just by the door of the house of commons, and ask'd the clerk to lend me some paper, pen and ink, which he did, the porter was behind me. I inclosed the fifty pound bill in a letter to my servant, he saw me inclose it, I also told him what it was. I sealed it up and desired he would make haste with it and leave it at my shop, and that the door keeper would satisfy him. My business kept me out till about eleven o'clock, when I came home I found the account 85 l. 5 s. paid by my servant for the bill of exchange I had wrote to him.</p>
<p>Make up the inclosed the sum mentioned in the paper, and send immediately and take up the draft.</p>
<p>Inclosed in it was a paper, wrote</p>
<p>Mess. Knight and Jackson, Lombard-street, 85 l.</p>
<p>When I ask'd my servant about the 50 l. note, he said, he received none; that the paper he received was open, with only the bit of paper in it wrote.</p>
<p>Knight and Jackson, Lombard-street. 85 l.</p>
<p>I found out where the porter lodged, which was in Thieving-lane, and found he was out; then I went to the house of commons, knowing he was imploy'd there, and found him; I told him, I thought he had made a mistake; he bounced much, and said, he was an honest man; said I, tell me the truth if you have done an imprudent thing. Where did you lie last night? Said he, I lodge at the Shoulder of Mutton in Thieving-lane. Said I, I have been there, and find you do not; then he said, he lay in St. Martin's-lane. Said I, are you married? he said, no, but he kept a whore there. I went there to her, she was alone, told her the affair, and that I would give her five guineas if she wanted any money in her unfortunate circumstances, if she would tell me what was done with it, &c. she declar'd her innocency. I took the prisoner to my house in order to confront my servant about the letter being open; he declared the letter was deliver'd at my house in the same condition it was to him by my hand. I had before sent my servant to stop payment, and the time he was at the Bank the bill came in, which he came and related before the prisoner; then the prisoner trembled, and said, he believ'd it might drop from the letter, and some other persons might take it up. Upon this I went to the Bank in order to see who brought the note there, and found it to be Mr. Pewterer, who is here to give evidence; he described to me two people who had been with him the night before, which was Monday, between seven and eight o'clock, the one in a white apron like a porter, the other said he was chimney sweeper; that they had bought three pair of buckles and a gold ring; I took Mr. Pewterer's servant to see if he knew the person who brought the note; he said, that was none of the man. I took the prisoner, Reed, before Justice Fielding, he was of the opinion he ought to be committed to Newgate. Coming down Southampton-street, I met a man who said, the note was found, and he could help me to the sight of the man who found it, one Limbery in Westminster, who had been all night very drunk, showing a great deal of money, and had been over the water and bought some silver buckles, and things for his wife. I took a hackney-coach to enquire where he lived, for the man could not tell the place. I first saw his wife, she was drunk at the door, and two or three chimney sweepers boys. I ask'd where her husband was, she said, he was not at home. I ran up stairs and found him a bed, his wife awaked him, and said, here is a gentleman wants to speak with you. He gave her a kick, and said, he was not afraid of any gentleman in England, he had committed
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230024"/> no robbery, that his character was very good, and that the Duke of Newcastle, and the Duke of Bedford would bail him. I told him, I did not come to charge him with any robbery, but that an innocent man might suffer by what he could explain. He said, he knew
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<interp inst="t17510523-34-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and that he was an honest man. We took him and his man Monk to Justice Fielding, and examined them a-part. I ask'd Limbery what money he had in his pocket; he answer'd, a meer trifle, about ten or twelve guineas. I took out of his pocket 39 l. 11 s. 6 d. and from his coat pocket two pair of silver buckles. They were produced in court, and very large ones. He then said, he would tell the truth; and said, on Monday about four o'clock in the afternoon, he and his apprentice were going down to purchase some mackreil, his boy kick'd a paper about in the passage leading to New-palace-yard; they went and came back again, then the boy took it up fiauing it still there, and said, I believe I have found a tobacco paper here ; then he gave it to him, and he said, it was a ten pound bank note; then he went home and call'd one Hughs, who went with him into the city and exchang'd the bank note; I can't find that Hughs out; they went to Grace-church street to one Mr. Pewterer's and laid out 5 l. 3 s. in three pair of buckles and a gold ring. This, he said, was on Monday night about two hours after it was found, and that the money taken out of his pocket was the identical money he received of Mr. Pewterer's. I ask'd him what was become of the remainder of the money, to which he gave several answers; sometimes he said, it was all he received; and at other times, he did not know what was become of it.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not possible you might drop this note instead of sealing it up in the letter?</p>
<p>Taylor. I am positive I put it into the letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-34-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought me a letter about five o'clock in the afternoon on Monday last, it was open. Said I, how came this letter open? he said, he did not know, it was as he had it. There was in it a slip of paper, wrote Mess. Knight and Jackson, Lombard-street, 85 l. which I imagined to be what my master mean'd. I went directly to Lombard-street and took up the bill of exchange, and here is a copy of that very day's transactions now in court. I was gone to bed when my master came home, he, in looking over it, found I had made him debtor 85 l. odd money; he ask'd me the reason, I told him as before, the letter came open to me with only that slip of paper in it.</p>
<p>Q. Was there not a waser in the letter?</p>
<p>Sirwood. There had been a waser in the letter, part of which stuck to it, but it was quite open. I was before the Justice with Reed, there he did not deny my asking him, how the letter came open when I received it of him.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any wax upon the letter?</p>
<p>Sirwood. No, Sir, none at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did the waser appear to be moist?</p>
<p>Sirwood. I did not examine that.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he bring it to you?</p>
<p>Sirwood. As nigh as I can recollect, it was about five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Did you say any thing to Reed, when you ordered him to carry this letter about a bank note?</p>
<p>Taylor. I said, take care, there is a bank note in it.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he come back again to the house of commons?</p>
<p>Taylor. He was back again in a very little time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-34-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a goldsmith, and live at the corner of Nag's-head-court, Grace church-street. Last Monday between seven and eight o'clock at night, the prisoner, Limbery, and another man, came to my shop and bought three pair of buckles and a gold ring, for payment he tenderd a bank note of 50 l. I ask'd the other person how he came by it; he said, he had taken it of a person that was with him ; saying, you need not question it, for he is the king's chimney sweeper. I changed it, and gave him forty seven guineas and a half, and half a crown. These are two pair of the buckles ( looking on them produced before) I sent my man to the Bank next morning with this note, the teller was busy and said, he could not change it then. After that one of the tellers sent to me to tell me, that the note was stop'd, and he would be answerable for it, so I delivered it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-34-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I happen'd to go to Justice Fielding's about other business, the time the prisoners, Limbery and Monk, were there ; the Justice order'd Limbery to be searched, I saw about twenty guineas and some silver, and two
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<p>Q. to the prosecutor . Where is the bank bill?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is not here, but I have the copy of it here.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>Q. to
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<p>Taylor. I shall be thirteen years old next June.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose you should take a false oath, what would be the consequence of it ?</p>
<p>Taylor. I should go to hell, and never enter into heaven.</p>
<p>He is sworn.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Taylor. Yes, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Look about and see if you can find him.</p>
<p>Taylor. There he stand, pointing to him.</p>
<p>Q. Tell my Lord what that man did to you, and when it was.</p>
<p>Taylor. It was before Lady-day.</p>
<p>Q. In the first place, where does he live? and then go on.</p>
<p>Taylor. He lives in
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<p>Q. How long did he continue so?</p>
<p>Taylor. I believe a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you call out?</p>
<p>Taylor. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did he hurt you?</p>
<p>Taylor. He did, sir, and I perceived something wet.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you perceive that?</p>
<p>Taylor. It fell on my backside.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give you any thing?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, sir, he did not; this was the only time I was with him.</p>
<p>Q. When did you discover this?</p>
<p>Taylor. About a week ago.</p>
<p>Q. To whom?</p>
<p>Taylor. To one of our play fellows, whose name was Roberts; he told his father, and his father told another boy's father, and he told my father; then he enquir'd about it of me, and I told him the same I do now.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain he put something into your body?</p>
<p>Taylor. I felt him put it into my body.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did he continue in the same stall and habitation till he was taken up?</p>
<p>Taylor. Yes, sir, he did.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it?</p>
<p>Taylor. It was about dusk.</p>
<p>Q. Was it before people shut up their houses?</p>
<p>Taylor. It was long before that: he does not keep open stall by candle-light.</p>
<p>Q. Does any body lodge in that room but himself?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Are there no other houses very near this room ?</p>
<p>Taylor. There is only this public house.</p>
<p>Q. Had there not been a quarrel between you and the prisoner before you mentioned this?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Had not he charg'd you with something?</p>
<p>Taylor. He had charg'd me with having taken a penny from him; I bid him search me, he did, and did not find a halfpenny about me.</p>
<p>Q. Had you told this thing at that time?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, sir, I had not.</p>
<p>Q. How was it you did not tell this before?</p>
<p>Taylor. It was not me that told it first, it was one of the other boys told first.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not tell it before?</p>
<p>Taylor. I was ashamed to tell it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you imagine at this time what he was doing was wrong?</p>
<p>Taylor. I did, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been with him since?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230026"/>Taylor. I did not go near him after.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever ask you to go to his room after this ?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, sir, he never did.</p>
<p>Q. Did he before or after offer to give you any thing ?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, he did not, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing to you when you got up?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, he did not, I went down stairs and ran away. Once after as I went by he bid me not tell.</p>
<p>Q. Had you used to go to his stall after this?</p>
<p>Taylor. I never did, I never lik'd to go near him after that.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>J. Taylor. I am a taylor, and live about forty yards from the prisoner, whom I know by sight; his lodging is backward in the Baptist-head yard, and his stall at the front of the house.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to the knowledge of this affair first ?</p>
<p>J. Taylor. It was talk'd of amongst the boys, and the father of one of them came and acquainted me with it; then I ask'd my son about it: he told me, he help'd the prisoner carry his things out of his stall into his room, which was backwards, and after that he lock'd the door, forcibly threw him on the bed, unbutton'd his breeches, and enter'd his body with his c - k into his backside. I said, don't be afraid or asham'd to tell the truth; and I apprehend he told me the very words.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first hear of it?</p>
<p>J. Taylor. I first heard of it this day se'nnight from Mr. Lambord, father to one of the other boys.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Lambord. I do, that is he in the red waistcoat; he ask'd me once, about two months ago, to carry one of his boxes up stairs; I carried it up, he lock'd the door, put the key in his pocket, laid me on the bed, and unbutton'd my - Here the court stop'd him, that fact not being laid in this indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know young Taylor?</p>
<p>T. Lambord. I do, I had some discourse with him about this man, and he told me he served him so as he did me; he said, he asked him to carry his boxes up, which he did, and he follow'd him up, laid him on the bed, and unbutton'd his breeches, &c. &c. as the lad had before declared, with this addition, that he said when he got up he thought the prisoner had piss'd upon him. I have heard say he has done so to three or four besides me. I go to school with
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<p>Q. Do you know whether he and the prisoner know each other?</p>
<p>Lambord. Yes, I know
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<interp inst="t17510523-35-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and the prisoner; then Mr. Robert's son told his father, and he ( the elder) came and told me on Saturday morning, that my son was served so. I sent for my son, and ask'd him in a cool manner, who said it was true. In what shape, said I; he gave the same account as now, and I found the boys all to keep in the same story.</p>
<p>Mr. Tidmarsh. I live in the neighbourhood, and have heard young Taylor before tell the same he does now: this affair broke out either on Tuesday or Wednesday last among the boys that play together. I believe he has practised this upon my son Samuel above this twelve month. He was thirteen years old the 13th of Nov. last.</p>
<p>Q. to Taylor the elder. Did you search your son to see if there were any marks of violence upon him?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-35-person324" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a tea-broker, and steward to a club to which the prisoner belongs. I never heard but that he behaved very well, or we would not have kept him in the club; he is esteem'd a virtuous, sober young fellow.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your club kept?</p>
<p>Jacobs. At an ale-house in Duke's-place.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510523-35-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner a year and a half, he is a man of modesty and chastity.</p>
<p>Q. Are you related to him?</p>
<p>Levi. No, sir.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-35-person326"> Benjamin Alexander
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<interp inst="t17510523-35-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Shoemaker-row, by Aldgate; I have known the prisoner from his
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175105230027"/> infancy, and never heard he was accused with any indecent practices.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-35-person327"> Elias Mordica
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<interp inst="t17510523-35-person327" type="given" value="Elias"/>
<interp inst="t17510523-35-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Duke's place, and have known the prisoner from his infancy, he was always very modest and sober, and I never heard him charg'd with any indecent action.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-35-person328"> Simon Moses
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<interp inst="t17510523-35-person328" type="given" value="Simon"/>
<interp inst="t17510523-35-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner from his infancy, he always behaved as an honest lad, I never heard he was guilty of any crime, the least thing in the world.</p>
<persName id="t17510523-35-person329"> Henry Judith
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