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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175107030001"/>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 3d, Thursday the 4th, Friday the 5th, and Saturday the 6th of July.</p>
<p>In the 25th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Sixth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Right Honble
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<p>NUMBER VI.</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="175107030002"/>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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<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>407. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17510703-1-person34" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in the Tower ward: On the 18th of June, about 11 o'clock at night, I was at the bottom of St. Dunstan's-hill, the prisoner came towards me, and made a stop about ten yards from me. I went to him and ask'd him what he had got, he said, seeds. I set down my lanthorn, and took him by the collar; he jump'd away from me and ran up the hill. I pursued him, he fell down at the bottom of St. Mary's-hill, and was taken. The sugar was produced in court, and weighed 114 pound, the sack was mark'd COURT. I had light enough by my candle to know him again.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you at the weighing the sugar?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, my Lord, I was not: the persons that weighed it are not here.</p>
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<p>408. (M.)
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<p>409. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510703-3-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 19th of June last, in the evening, I lost a silver pint mug; and on the 22d, pretty late in the evening, I lost a two quart silver tankard, with a 3 l. 12 s. piece of gold on the top of it. On the 23 d I sent notice
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175107030003"/> to Goldsmith's-hall, and likewise advertised it the 25th, by which means I came to find it out. The prisoner, and the 3 l. 12 s. piece were stop'd at one Mr. Holland's, near Bishops-gate, who sent for me. I accused the prisoner of the fact, and she immediately confess'd, that she and her brother had stolen the things. I desired her to go and show me where the tankard and mug were. She took me to a house in Dunning's alley, and shew'd me the tankard knock'd and cut to pieces; the piece of gold was cut out with a knife, and damaged in cutting out; then she went with me to Mr. Burry's, a pawn-broker, where she had pawn'd the mug for two guineas. The goods were produced in court and deposed to.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-3-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought the silver pint mug to me on the 20th of June, about eleven o'clock in the forenoon, saying, her mistress had lived in Barbacan, at the sign, of the Cattle, (there was a Castle engraved on the mug) and that she wanted money, &c. I told her, I chose to carry the money to her mistress. She said, her mistress lived in great credit, and the people would know me, which would not be so well. I would not lend her any money upon it. After that she came again with a woman, who, she said, was an intimate acquaintance of her mistress, which woman I had known about a year and a half, who testified it was her mistress's, so I lent her two guineas upon it.</p>
<p>Gyles Smyth went with the prosecutor to find the things, and confirm'd his testimony.</p>
<p>The prisoner in her defence said, It was not she, but her brother that took the things.</p>
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<p>410. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510703-4-off13" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one brass cock, value 4 s. </rs> the property of
<persName id="t17510703-4-victim52" type="victimName"> Frances Rose
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<persName id="t17510703-4-person53"> Frances Rose
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<interp inst="t17510703-4-person53" type="given" value="Frances"/>
<interp inst="t17510703-4-person53" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 5th of June the prisoner asked me leave to go down into my yard, and I gave him leave, but instead of that he run into the kitchen where my linen was lying, I order'd him out, and he went down the yard. After this my maid went for a pail of water into the yard, and came back and said, the cock was gone, and the water running about. The prisoner was then in the house, he was searched and my cock was found in his breeches. It was produced in court and depos'd to.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the cock out of the prisoner's breeches.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>411. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510703-5-defend56" type="given" value="William"/>
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<interp inst="t17510703-5-off17" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one wooden firkin, value 1 s. 6 d. </rs> the property of
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<p>412. (M.)
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<persName id="t17510703-6-person63"> Peter Snee
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<interp inst="t17510703-6-person63" type="given" value="Peter"/>
<interp inst="t17510703-6-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My partner's name is Nesbit, a linen-draper, I live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510703-6-off20 t17510703-6-crimeloc23"/>: I had been in the city on the 25th of May, and on my return my apprentice told me, there had been a shoplifter, upon which I went to see her before the Justice: there I heard her say, she did steal the piece of linen, and that she was drunk when she did it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-6-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my master's shop under the pretence of buying some linen, I shew'd her some, but we could not agree. As she was going out of the shop I saw the remnant of cloth hang behind her cloak, then I came from behind the counter and took hold of her. The piece was produced in court.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a very poor woman, have three children, and was in liquor: I never did such a thing before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-6-verdict24" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>413, 414, 415. (M.)
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<persName id="t17510703-7-person76"> Joseph Mey
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<interp inst="t17510703-7-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of June I sat up till between the hours of twelve and one o'clock, with my wife, apprentice, and journyman: the house was made fast when we went to bed, and between the hours of two and three the watchman call'd me up, and said our house was rob'd. I got up, and at that time miss'd nothing. When the children got up and went to be dress'd we miss'd the child's coat and stay; then we went to searching and miss'd the tea-chest, and other things. I went and described the things lost to several pawnbrokers round about, and when I came home the spoons were stop'd at one of them, who sent for
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<interp inst="t17510703-7-person77" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was stop'd with them, and also another woman who made her escape afterwards. I took the women to a publick house, they beg'd I would not make any disturbance and they would have me to the person that broke open my house, &c. I took her that is got away to snew me the boy, and left the prisoner in custody. She went with me to Cable-street, to a house of very ill same where Young was (one Stitchbourne keeps the house). The woman gave me the signal, the boy got up and crept under my arm to get away, but I took hold on him, and took him over to the sign of the Blew Anchor, where the prisoner, Hughs, was to be brought: there my journyman demanded of him, what he had done with the goods. Young said, he would let us know where every thing was, and that the tea-chest was then at his washerwoman's, and the woman that is got away, who lodged at that house, had bought it of him for half a pint of All-sorts. The woman who bought it went with me there, and took it out of a cupboard under the stairs, it had one of my child's petticoats lap'd round it. I brought the washerwoman's husband with me to the Blue Anchor, he is a watchman, then I had four of them. While I was in the house
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<interp inst="t17510703-7-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came in and whisper'd to the prisoner, Young, they had some money in their hands. I ask'd him, what was that woman's business? he said, this is the woman that has bought the child's coat, and the things belonging to it. Then I had five of them. I went to Justice Manwaring and told him the affair, he order'd me to bring them to him. I took them there, all but the person who made her escape, and the boy confess'd the fact, saying, he broke the house open between two and three o'clock, and went in and took the things mentioned. The goods were produced in court, except one canister which was lost. The spoons and tongs were mark'd J. M. M.</p>
<p>James Halfhide the apprentice confirmed the above, with this addition : That at the time Young was taken he had a pair of his breeches on.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-7-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the beadle, confirmed the confession of Young, and that he went in at the cellar window, it being open, and took out the things mentioned : and that the other prisoners were waiting all right to see what he could get.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Was your cellar window fast when you went to bed?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was made fast.</p>
<p>Halfhide. I fastened that myself.</p>
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>416. (M.)
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<persName id="t17510703-8-person84"> Thomas Jones
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<interp inst="t17510703-8-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr.
<persName id="t17510703-8-person85"> Francis Wilson
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510703-8-off34 t17510703-8-crimeloc36"/>: the prisoner is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510703-8-defend81 t17510703-8-deflabel37"/>, I had sent him for two brooms the 22d of June, he had been in the house. After he had been gone about two hours he was stop'd offering the silver spoon to sale.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-8-person86" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner was in our kitchen the 22d of last month, the spoons were all there the Friday night, and one of them was missing on Saturday about ten o'clock.</p>
<p>The spoon was produced in court broke in two pieces, and deposed to by the two witnesses.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-8-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I cry old cloaths about the streets: coming up the Strand the 22d of last month the prisoner call'd me into a court, and said, let us see if you and I can bargain, and shew'd me the spoon, saying, he found it the morning before in St. Jame's-street. Seeing it in this condition, bent and broke, I thought he could not come honestly by it, so took him to the constable. He was taken before the Justice, and Mr. Wilson came and proved it his property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I ask a thousand pardons. I never did such a thing in my life before.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Mrs. Bury. I live at
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<interp inst="t17510703-9-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner come down the town on Thursday morning, at almost four o'clock, he came over against our house, and
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming from Highgate, and saw the ducks in the road, so I took up a stick and threw at them, and knock'd them down.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Bury. Where do you keep your ducks?</p>
<p>Mrs. Bury. We have a field they are in on days, and they come home on nights and are in the stable.</p>
<p>Q. Were they in the stable this night?</p>
<p>Mrs. Bury. I cannot say they were.</p>
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<p>Joseph Weeden. On the 22d of May last, as my wife and I were going to
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's directions my journeyman and I went beyond Whitechapel church, where the prisoner lodged at a twopenny lodging-house; Mr. Johns and my man went into the house, we went away, and by and by the prisoner came out into the street; Mr. Johns said, there he is, we passed over the way to him; Mr. Johns knowing him, spoke to him, saying, When did you see such a one; we kept walking on almost to the sign of the Crown tavern all four of us, and another person that is not here; I asked him, as we went along, if he had never seen me before; he said no; I asked him if he did not see me on Wednesday in the afternoon betwixt Bednal Green and Old Ford; he said no; Mr. Johns stopping with another person he met with in the street, on a sudden the prisoner turned through the posts and ran back again as hard as he could; John Street and the person that is not here ran after him, calling out, stop thief, and about 2 or 300 yards off he was laid hold on by a person whom we found after was a headborough, who, as soon as I came up, told me he was a peace officer; then I gave him charge of him; he was taken to the sign of the Tewkesbury Church; I dispatched my apprentice away for my wife, though I then knew him, but I thought my wife might know him better than I, because he rifled her; when she came he was turned into a room with about 20 or 30 persons, she knew him upon first fight, and said to him, you are the man that robb'd me of my ring ; we took him before Sir
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<p>Mrs. Weeden. On Wednesday, the second of May last, my husband and I went from East Cheap, where we live, to Old Ford, and when we got beyond Bednal Green, we saw the prisoner at the bar lying on the grass. She confirmed the testimony of her husband, and was positive the prisoner was the person that rifled her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the India Warehouse in Fenchurch street, an alehouse; a young man was with me reading the paper, and reading Mr. Weeden's, advertisement, said to me, he saw it before it was printed; I read it, and by the description of the man, said, I believe I know him; so he went for the prosecutor as before mentioned, and apprehended him; the prisoner had been : my house before. He confirmed that of the prosecutor and his wife being positive as to the prisoner being one of the persons that robbed them. John Street confirmed that of the taking him, and his mistress finding out the prisoner upon first fight.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>On the 22d of May in the morning I went down to the Keys as usual to work at delivering ships, there being no work, I came home again between 10 and 11 o'clock; my wife is a silk-winder, she was gone home with her work; I went to Black-wall, and came back again between one and two; then I went over to a neighbour's house, where was my wife, I said, Sally, are you coming home? there I sat and drank tea till about six o'clock, then I went home to my own apartment; then two young women came over and staid till between eight and nine, I went to bed about nine o'clock; the day that I was taken they came and asked for me, my wife came and said to me, they want one
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I said, they may find him at the India warehouse; I was in bed, but got up and ran down; when Mr. Johns saw me he said, have you seen any thing of
<persName id="t17510703-10-person101"> Jonathan Elwood
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ? I owed a man in East-Smithfield a sum of money, and I had spent about an hundred pounds, that man threatened to arrest me: when I went with this man into Whitechapel he said, young man, don't you know me; I said, no; said he, I think I have some reason to know you; said I, what is the reason? said he, you robbed me last Wednesday night: going along, Mr. Johns stopped, I thought I was going to be arrested, I saw a person, and said to him, do you know them people ? saying, I fear they are going to arrest me, so I ran away: as soon as they called out, stop thief, I stopped: when we went before the justice my prosecutor would not swear to me; his wife swore she was robbed in the second field from Bednal Green; he said she was mistaken, saying, it was half way down the lane: please to ask him that.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She did not know the ground so well as I.</p>
<p>Q. Did you, or did you not swear before the justice?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did kiss the book, my lord, but I sent for my wife, because I thought she could give a more particular account than I, and that I told Sir
<persName id="t17510703-10-person102"> Samuel Gore
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<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17510703-10-person103"> Mary Philips
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person103" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner nine months, he was at our house in the morning the 22d of May about 11 o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. By what do you know it was the 22d of May?</p>
<p>M. Philips. I always turn my glass as the clock strikes, for I work by the hour.</p>
<p>Q. The question is, how do you know the prisoner was at your house the 22d of May? by what circumstance?</p>
<p>M. Philips. It was the Wednesday before the holydays, and his wife came over to me to borrow a basket to go home with her work, she brought it home a little after one, a little after two he came and asked his wife if she was going home, she said, we are going to drink tea; he asked if he might stay and drink tea too, I said, and welcome, he said, by that time we had done tea, it might be a little after five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Who were with you at that time?</p>
<p>M. Philips. There were my daughter and I, and they two.</p>
<p>Q. Was there nobody else?</p>
<p>M. Philips. No, there was nobody else.</p>
<p>Q. Was you all this time drinking of tea?</p>
<p>M. Philips. I was in hasle to go to work, and said to my daughter, we stay a pretty while over our tea, our sitting so long made me grudge the time, but we were not all this time drinking tea, we were some time making a fire.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the prisoner stay at your house?</p>
<p>M. Philips. He was there till past six o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person104" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner was at our house on the 22d of May.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was the 22d of May?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person105" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My mother told me so.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to tell you so?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person106" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was asking her the day of the month then.</p>
<p>Q. What was the occasion of your asking her?</p>
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<p>Q. What day of the week was it?</p>
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<p>Q. Who drank tea with you this 22d of May you talk of?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person109" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My mother and sister, and that young man and his wife.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the Prisoner and his wife stay?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person110" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . They staid till half an hour after six o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was your sister there before you drank tea or after?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-10-person111" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She came in before we began.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with the prisoner?</p>
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<persName id="t17510703-11-person125"> Peter Faulkner
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was porter to Mr. Fludyer and Co. I received these goods from the last witness, and delivered them into the warehouse of
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<p>Q. Have you seen any of the goods since?</p>
<p>Faulkner. Some of them are here now, I know the very wrapper. They were produced and depos'd to by the two witnesses.</p>
<p>Q. to Cleaveland. What is the value of the whole?</p>
<p>Cleaveland. The value of the whole is thirty-two pound and threepence.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of the goods now produced.</p>
<p>Cleaveland. They are worth eleven pound nineteen shillings.</p>
<persName id="t17510703-11-person127"> David Day
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have a ware-house at Summers's key, and these goods mentioned were put into it, I think on Saturday the first of June : they were the goods of
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<persName id="t17510703-11-person129"> Joshua Palmer
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person129" type="given" value="Joshua"/>
<interp inst="t17510703-11-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner work'd with me but on the Saturday before, and on the Saturday night I believe the goods were taken out of the ware-house. My clark told me they were gone on Monday morning, and said, the constable,
<persName id="t17510703-11-person130"> Robert Lucas
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , had got two pieces of the things that were in the bale, and a great coat. We sent for the constable, he came, and when I saw the great coat, I knew it well. Said I, that is
<persName id="t17510703-11-person131"> Jack Howard
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, which he had on the Saturday night at six o'clock when he was paid. I sent for a neighbour, and ask'd if he knew the coat, (it was produced in court) he said, it was
<persName id="t17510703-11-person132"> Jack Howard
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's coat, and that he saw him with it on Saturday last. Then I sent two constables to go and look after him, Lucas and Marshal, they went and could not find him. There was one
<persName id="t17510703-11-person133"> Samuel Mills
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that work'd with me, I ask'd him if he knew where Howard was, and he proposed to go and find him for me. We found him in Rosemary-lane, I laid hold on him, and we took him to Sir
<persName id="t17510703-11-person134"> Samuel Gore
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, before whom he confess'd the taking the goods, and bringing them to a woman, but would not say who: swearing, he would not bring any body else in, but would suffer himself. I ask'd him what he had done with his coat; he said, he had sold it to a sailor for sixpence; but now he was well rigg'd.</p>
<persName id="t17510703-11-person135"> John Price
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman : I saw the prisoner between one and two o'clock on the Sunday morning, he had them two pieces wrap'd up in his great coat: I left my lanthorn hanging on a hook and came to him, seeing him creep close by the wall: he said, what be that? I clap'd my hand under his coat and found them to be base goods: I said, I desire you will go before the constable of the night. Said he, I don't choose it. He seized my staff and was too strong for me, so he got away, and left his great coat which he had on his back, and two pieces of cloth in his pockets, his dog staid with the things. I am positive the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-11-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable: I found the two pieces of serge in the street while the last witness was pursuing the prisoner, they were in the great coat, and the prisoner's dog stood by them. I heard the prisoner say before the Justice, he took the goods mentioned out of the ware-house of
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175107030008"/> Mr. Day, and had given two pieces to a woman; but said, he would not say any more, and would rather suffer himself than bring any others in.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was at home that night abed.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="t17510703-12-person141"> Samuel Melleson
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<interp inst="t17510703-12-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 20th of June the prisoner came into my shop to look at some muslin, my servant shew'd her some, and ask'd her 4 s. 6 d. per yard, but she wanted to see some more. I was in the middle of the shop and had a suspicion of her, and watched her very narrowly. She call'd for a stool, saying, she was lame. In looking over the muslin she shuffled up her petticoats and conveyed a piece under them. She seem'd presently after to be in a great deal of confusion, then put her hand to her pocket and shuffled the piece down again, so got off the stool and took it up and laid it on the counter again. She said, she wanted enough for four neckcloths. My servant cut off six yards, and said, it came to 24 s. She laid down a shilling, and said, she would call by and by, and went away. I fetch'd her back and search'd her, but found nothing upon her. She had 24 s. in her pocket, which she said she would give me rather than go before my Lord-mayor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-12-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the apprentice confirmed the testimony of his master.</p>
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<p>421. (M.)
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<persName id="t17510703-13-person151"> Mary Hancock
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<interp inst="t17510703-13-person151" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came into our shop the 19th of June and desired change for a 36 s. piece, saying, he had been all over the neighbourhood and could not get it chang'd. I ask'd him if a guinea and a half and the rest in silver would do. He said, not so well. At first he said, if I would lend him eight shillings he would leave the 36 s. piece with me, and pointed to a coach that stood empty, saying, he wanted it to pay the coachman. I laid down a guinea and told out fifteen shillings upon the counter, he took it up: then he said, be so good as to let your little boy go with me for the 36 s. piece; saying, here boy, take the change, and gave it him. I said to the boy, go with the gentleman. My husband was at the next door but one, and I sent to him as soon as they were gone.</p>
<persName id="t17510703-13-person152"> Henry Crowder
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<interp inst="t17510703-13-person152" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am twelve years of age.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the nature of an oath?</p>
<p>Crowder. Yes, I do.</p>
<p>Q. What would be the consequence of taking a false oath?</p>
<p>Crowder. That is damnation.</p>
<p>He is sworn.</p>
<p>Crowder. I live with Mr. Hancock. This day fortnight the prisoner came to our window and look'd in, and ask'd my mistress, if she would be so good as to change him a 36 s. piece. My mistress said, will a guinea and a half do and the rest in silver? He said, it would not so well, because he wanted to pay his coach hire. She counted the money down. He said, be to good as to let the boy go along with me, and I will give him the 36 s. piece. My mistress said, go along with the gentleman; so he put the money in my hand and I went with him. At the turning of the corner he ask'd me for the money, but I did not give it him readily. He said, D - n you, you dog, give me the money. He took it as quick as he could out of my hand, and bid me stay there and not stir away.</p>
<p>Q. Was you willing he should have the money?</p>
<p>Crowder. I refused it him, till he took it. Presently my master came to me, the prisoner ran as fast as he could up the street. My master ask'd me, whether that was the man. I could not forbear crying, but said it was, as well as I could. My master ran after him and took hold of him, I saw him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose fight of him from the time he took the money out of your hand, to the time your master took hold of him?</p>
<p>Crowder. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not Justice Fielding refuse that boy's taking an oath?</p>
<persName id="t17510703-13-person153"> Daniel Hancock
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<interp inst="t17510703-13-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Yes, he did. I am a
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<p>Prisoner. Ask the boy, whether I did not desire him to go with me to a gentleman that wanted the change to pay me half a guinea; and if he did not make answer, take the money and go to the gentleman.</p>
<p>Crowder. This is false, I held it in my hand and he took it away by force.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I live in Barnaby-street : I went to see a person in Grosvenor-street, and coming back again over Grosvenor's-square I met one
<persName id="t17510703-13-person154"> Richard James
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<interp inst="t17510703-13-person154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that ow'd me half a guinea. I said to him, I am very glad to see you, I have not seen you for half a year, you know you owe me half a guinea. Said he, if you will give me change for a 36 s. piece I will pay you; and bid me go and get it chang'd and he would stay there. I being in liquor went into the shop to ask for change for this piece, and she gave it me. I said, I had not the piece, the man that owes me the half guinea has got that. Said she, you look like a gentleman, I hope you will not go to cheat me; so I gave the money to the little boy. Going along I saw my friend take to his heels, so I took the money and ran after him. When the master came and ask'd me, if I was the man that came to his shop for change for a 36 s. piece, I said, yes, and gave him the money.</p>
<persName id="t17510703-13-person155"> John Maddocks
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<interp inst="t17510703-13-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never knew him till the time he was confined in Bridewell; the boy was to be examined before Justice Fielding at the sessions; he said, he did not know the meaning of an oath; his master told him what to say at the King's Arms. I said to the boy, have you been sworn? Said the boy, my master bid me say, damnation if I take a wrong oath.</p>
<p>Court. If the master instructed the boy into the nature of an oath, and the danger of taking a false one, he did right.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17510703-13-person156"> Joseph Mills
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<interp inst="t17510703-13-person156" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17510703-13-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a shoemaker: I have known the prisoner nine months: I have work'd for him, and he paid me very honestly. I never heard his character blasted till this time.</p>
<persName id="t17510703-13-person157"> John Osbourne
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<interp inst="t17510703-13-person157" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner from the first of July, fifty, then he took a house of me, and paid his rent very honestly. I live at a distance from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-13-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about nine months, I never heard any ill of him.</p>
<p>Q. What business is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Osbourne. He told me he was a
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<p>John Rule. I live in
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<persName id="t17510703-14-person165"> Sarah Scott
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<interp inst="t17510703-14-person165" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Last Tuesday was fortnight, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the forenoon, I saw the prisoner go into Mr. Rule's house, I live right against him. There was a woman with a callimanco gown with her, she stood at the window, the prisoner was in about six minutes, and I saw her come out again with some things in her apron. I went immediately to Mrs. Jenny, and ask'd if she had lost any thing, she was above stairs, she went down and missed the things. Then we went and pursued the prisoner, and she was taken just as she was going to take water. She had on a stripe cotton gown, which I gave as a direction to apprehend the right person. She was brought back with the things in her apron.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent as the child unborn: my partner was so wicked as to take the things and put them into my apron. I thought she had bought them. She gave sixpence to go over the water, and I never saw her since.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-15-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , of Atterbury, and the other to my father. I never saw the prisoner since, till last monday was se'nnight, at a place of entertainment, called Sir John Oldcastle's. I took him up with an officer, and he confessed the fact. The first words he said were, pray, Sir, don't hang me, and I'll help you to one of your watches again. I had then not said a word to him. He said one of them was stop'd on Saffron-hill by Mr. Burchmore, to whom he offer'd to pawn it; and the movement of the other he had broke to pieces, and sold the silver for 7 s. 6 d. I took the boy with me to Mr. Burchmore's, who told me he believed the prisoner to be the boy who brought such a watch to him, which, upon advertizing, another boy came and claim'd, and he had accordingly delivered it to him. It was a very old watch, and the figures upon it were the same we make use of in Accounts; name, Nicholas Nibb, Oxford.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-15-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I believe the prisoner is the same person that brought the watch to me; he brought it the 24th of May was twelve-month, and said his master lived in Hand-alley, Holborn, whose it was; he went accordingly, but did not return. I kept it till Monday, and then advertised it. He produc'd the Advertiser in which it was. About six weeks after, a young fellow came swearing and damning to my shop, and said, he'd prosecute me if I did not deliver it, it being his, at the same time describing it. I told Mr. Bradford then, and so I say now, that I am willing to satisfy him for it, it being my fault in delivering it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I work'd at Mr. Bradford's, and had one of these watches to do a little job to.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-16-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a silver-smith, bought one spoon that morning. I was in the country when the prisoner was taken. I have got four of the table spoons, and the two salts, and pepper box again. I have spoons of the same mark, both crest and letters, which were, with the others, produc'd in court to compare. These are all my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-16-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I issued out warrants, and advertised the things the 16th of May. Mr. Barlow came to me the next morning, when I went to Mr. Huntley's brother to see if I could get any of the other spoons to compare with it, which I found it exactly answered. I gave them 11 s. 3 d. which he gave for it. After five or six days I got intelligence that some of the things were pawned at one Mr. Mennil's, who had lent 9. 6 d. upon three spoons, the two salts, and pepper box, which I took out. The prisoner was taken up, and being accused with the fact, owned she had pawned these three articles.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-16-person189" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Huntley. The first time I saw the prisoner was the 11th of May, when she came to me at Edmonton as I sat at the door, ask'd me if I wanted any matches, and begg'd some small beer. I got up and drew her some. When she had drank it, she ask'd me if I would have my fortune told? (the prisoner went under the character of a Gypsy.) She told me it would be a very lucky house to me, and told me also that there was money, upwards of 70 l. buried in the cellars. She named twenty-five large pieces of gold, some large pieces of silver, three gold rings, silver spoons, and other things, which were buried by an old man and woman, and that they were buried there for me, and that I was the person who was to have them. She then went away, saying she would be with me again on Tuesday. Accordingly she came when I was in the fore room, but only asked for a little small beer, and went away, having no opportunity of speaking to me then. She came again the next day, when she told me about the money, what quantity there was, and that I must get a quantity of silver or gold, four or five pounds value, and put into my right side pocket till such time this money was brought.</p>
<p>Q. Where were you when you had this Talk?</p>
<p>S. Biginton. We were in the kitchen: she was to come again the next morning, which she did, a few minutes after six. I let her in again, and brought the plate, eight large silver table spoons, two tea spoons, a pair of silver salts, and a silver pepper box, and put them on the table before her: she took the spoons in her hand, and wrap'd them in a cloth which she brought; I put in one salt and the pepper box, and then she roll'd the cloths up round, and ordered me to go and put some salt in the fire. When I came again the cloths were rolled again, and I put the other salt in. Then she ordered me to get a piece of packthread, with which she tied it up at the end where the spoons and salts were, as I thought. After that she told me I must get a parcel of linen of all sorts to put this into, and that they were better than to put it in my pocket. Accordingly I went and got some linen, and she put it in amongst it, tied them up, and put the parcel into the cellar. I went with her, and she told me I must not go near it till she came again, which would be in about two hours. She went away about seven o'clock, but not returning, I let the things lie till about eleven, at which time they would be wanted for dinner; but when I untied the parcel to take out the plate, there was nothing in the cloth but a wooden spoon, a flint, a steel, and some powder, I believe it was gunpowder; it was tied up as it was she left it. Upon this I made a discovery, and my mistress wrote a letter, and sent it away.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the prisoner again after this?</p>
<p>S. Biginton. I saw her again last Wednesday in prison; but as soon as she saw me she went away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-16-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a silver-smith: on the 16th of May I bought this spoon, I believe, of the prisoner. She was but a short time with me, and as soon as I saw the advertisement I carried it to Mr. Delapont's house.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain it is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Barlow. I don't swear it, but I do verily believe it was her.</p>
<persName id="t17510703-16-person191"> Francis Mannel
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<interp inst="t17510703-16-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I take in pledges, my wife is the chief manager of that, I having other business to attend. I have seen the prisoner frequently in our shop, but I did not take these things in.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-16-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 4th of June the prisoner brought the five things to our house, three silver spoons, a pair of salts, and a pepper box. She said she was going into the country, and beg'd I would take them in, and keep them for two or three months. I lent her 9 s. 6 d. upon them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-16-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> by the advertisement having a suspicion the prisoner (whom he had seen before deceiving the unwary in such like manner,) was the person meant by the description, search'd for, and took her, when she confessed in part; but after some time, she said she would take her chance, and would not confess any more.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the things. I never saw them in my life. If I had been such a woman as to have done this, I should have had some body to have come after me; but I have not a soul but God, your lordship, and myself, to give me a good word and right me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-17-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner offered to pawn this cup with me on the 29th of May; he told different stories about who he work'd with, so I stop'd it. He went about his business, and we heard no more of it till the 21st of June, when he came and demanded it, but my master would not deliver it. He said he was a watchman in St. James's parish, and lodg'd at a butcher's shop, but could not tell the name of the butcher. I being acquainted with an officer of the parish, went and found out the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had a cart run over me, and after I had spent all my money and dispos'd of my cloaths, I went into St. Thomas's hospital. When I got better, I borrowed some money of one of the church wardens, and unhappily meeting with a man who ask'd me to buy this cup, and demanding 12 s. for it, I offer'd him half a guinea: I bought it for that and a full pot of beer. If I had stole it, do you think I would have told my name and where I lived?</p>
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<p>426. (M.)
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<p>John Malcomb. On the 6th of May I saw
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<p>Q. Why did not you endeavour to prevent this before?</p>
<p>Malcomb. I had not my sword or stick with me, the evidence is a soldier. I went in between them, and Capt. Sowle withdrew, I catch'd at their swords, and twisted Paschal's out of his hand, and then going to Capt. Sowle, he let me have his without any resistance. Paschal ask'd me for his sword again, and said, are you going to rob me? I said, no, I had a spirit above that, and that I had a great mind to break both the swords, for I could stand by so doing. He ask'd me for it a second time, and I told him, I took him to be a gentleman of honour, and if he would promise to use it no more at that time I would give it him, which he did, and I put it into his scabbard myself, saying, if he had been kill'd it was his own seeking, because he insisted to fight the gentleman. He said, let the consequence be what it will, I heartily forgive the gentleman. There were then four or five people about them. Capt Sowle ask'd me to help do up his arm, and if I had a room thereabouts. I carried him to my room, and call'd up my wife, who wash'd him, and tied up his arm. Then he refused me to go and enquire for the deceased, when I did, but he was gone. At that time I did not think he was hurt at all, seeing no blood.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What size man was Paschal?</p>
<p>Malcomb. He was a tall, thin gentleman, taller than the prisoner, and seemed a stronger man.</p>
<p>Q. Did you perceive any other wound the prisoner had, besides that on his arm?</p>
<p>Malcomb. I did not, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him lying against the rails of a house ?</p>
<p>Malcomb. No, I did not, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did he bleed very much?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175107030013"/>Malcomb. He did, sir, as I came in betwixt them.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you see a small wound in his neck when your wife dress'd him?</p>
<p>Malcomb. No, sir, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. What did you think would be the event of it, when you saw the deceased follow the captain with a drawn sword?</p>
<p>Malcomb. I was really afraid he would run him thro' then.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the deceased after this?</p>
<p>Malcomb. I did not till he was dead.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the prisoner after this time?</p>
<p>Malcomb. Not till to day.</p>
<p>Q. Did they appear to be sober at that time?</p>
<p>Malcomb. No, they appeared both to be in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Did Paschal put up his sword when the captain did.</p>
<p>Malcomb. No, sir, he kept his in his hand, and whisper'd to the captain.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-18-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Paschal lodg'd at my house. He came home that morning before they fought, I believe it was between four and five in the morning, and Captain
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<interp inst="t17510703-18-person205" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> with him. They went into a parlour in the back part of the house, and stay'd there some little time. While they were there, I went up stairs to put on my coat. I just ask'd Mr. Paschal whether he would have his slippers, and thinking he was going to bed, I did not ask him any farther questions, nor did he say any thing to me. When I came down they were both ready to go out. I heard no words of difference pass, but out they went together. I knew nothing farther of it till Mr. Paschal came back, about half an hour after eight. When he came in I was called down into the fore parlour, where I found him sitting in a chair: he pull'd up the flap of his waistcoat, and said he had a little scratch ; it was in the lower part of the right side of his belly. He said he was in good spirits, and behaved the gentleman. He thought he was not at all hurt, and looked upon it as a thing of no consequence. His shirt was no more bloody than what it might have been by the scratch of a pin, (tho' it bled inwardly we found afterwards.) I prevailed upon him to go up to bed, and desired he would permit me to send for a surgeon, but he would not; notwithstanding that I sent for one Mr. Pinkstone, but when he came, the deceased would not permit him to do any thing to the wound, so he went away again. About one or two o'clock he began to be faint, when he admitted him to be sent for again, but then I was not at home, so can say nothing to it. This was on Monday morning, and he died on the Wednesday following ; There were several other gentlemen that attended him during that time.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. Was the deceased a man fond of drinking to excess?</p>
<p>Joyant. No, sir, he was not.</p>
<p>Q. How was he for temper when in his liquor ?</p>
<p>Joyant. In liquor he was rather rash than otherwise.</p>
<p>Q. Was you very intimate with him?</p>
<p>Joyant. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Then you have seen him in liquor, have not you?</p>
<p>Joyant. I have seen him a little in liquor, but never knew him to have any quarrel since I have known him, which was several years.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any talk with him about this unfortunate affair afterwards?</p>
<p>Joyant. He several times said he was extremely well pleased to hear that the gentleman was out of any danger; intimating, that he was very happy since he had not kill'd Captain
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<p>Q. Did he ever relate any particular circumstance upon which it arose?</p>
<p>Joyant, No, sir, he never did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-18-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am waiter at St. Alban's tavern, in St. Alban's-street. Mr. Paschal was in a club there on Sunday night, the 5th of May. About 12 o'clock, or a little before, Capt. Sowle came to the same company.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober?</p>
<p>Roper. He was fuddled. The company staid till near four o'clock in the morning, and left Paschal and the captain by themselves. They staid near an hour, and were hiding their money under hand. The door stood a-jar, and I was at it, but hearing them get up to go away I went in, and heard Mr. Paschal say to the captain, I'll go where you dare not go. They went down stairs together, and so out of doors. Capt. Sowle offered to have a chair which was at the door, but Paschal took him by the arm, and they went up the street together. I look'd after them, thinking there was something amiss. I observ'd Capt. Sowle had a sword, the other had not.</p>
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<p>Q. Were they in liquor or sober when they went away?</p>
<p>Joyant. They were both in liquor, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen them in that company before?</p>
<p>Joyant. I have seen Paschal there before in that company, but don't remember I ever saw Capt. Sowle in that company before, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see them together before?</p>
<p>Joyant. I don't remember I ever did.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think Capt. Sowle had went in the chair if the other had not prevented him?</p>
<p>Joyant. I think he would, had not the other took hold of his arm.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Capt. Campbell?</p>
<p>Joyant. Yes, sir, he was the last person that went out of the room, and left them together.</p>
<p>Fleming Pinkstone. I attended the deceased on this unhappy occasion. I went to him on Monday about nine in the morning, the gentleman of the house shewed me his bed, and I opened the curtains and said, sir, how do you do? He gave me out his arm, and said, do I want to be let blood? Said I, if you have no complaint, I don't think this pulse will admit of the loss of blood, but, continued I, I hear you have other complaints, if you have, pray shew me. No, said he, if I don't want bleeding I am your humble servant, good morning to you. I went into the next room, and said, what shall I do in this case? The gentlewoman desired me to come again when a friend of his would be there. So I went away, and was sent for again between twelve and one. Then the deceased laid open the bed, and turning up his shirt, I saw a small puncture in the lower part of his belly, on the right side, upon which I took my probe, and found it passed into the cavity quite through. He then complained of a violent pain on the point of his left shoulder, and I found a great anxiety about him. I went into the next room and told the gentlewoman of the house I was afraid it was a thing of great consequence, and desired to have a consultation ; then I went and desired the deceased would name a person; upon which he ask'd me what I thought of Mr. Andrews. I answered I thought very well of him, and should be glad to have him there. Accordingly he was sent for, and came in about 15 or 20 minutes. While he was sent for I sat on the bed-side, and ask'd him how this came; but he seemed to decline that, and turning about said, I don't know who gave it me, but I am sure he is a gentleman. When Mr. Andrews came we consulted what was proper, and dress'd him in the usual manner. Mr. Andrews going out of town, and I finding him worse, called in Mr. Hawkins, but he died on Wednesday in the evening; after which I open'd him, and found the wound had passed through the cavity into the abdomen, and opened the left iliac vein, the consequence of which was a great extravass of blood. I am certain that wound was the occasion of his death.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did the deceased say any thing else?</p>
<p>Pinkstone. I don't recollect he said any thing else.</p>
<p>Q. Did he lay the blame on any body?</p>
<p>Pinkstone. If I understood him by his behaviour he seem'd to be extremely chagreen'd with himself, especially when I came first in the morning he seem'd very uneasy, and continued so thro' the whole, being very fullen.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My lord, the deceased was almost a stranger to me, for I never had seen him but once before. It was by accident I went into that company. I have since heard Mr. Paschal was very unhappy in his liquor, and a very quarrelsome man. The treatment he gave me was very exasperating, following me with a drawn sword, which obliged me to draw in my own defence. I am very sorry for the event. I have a great number of gentlemen here to prove I am no quarrelsome man, or any thing of that sort. I received the first wound on my shoulder which threw me backwards, and I must have been on my back, had it not been for some rails; the second would have been in my body, had I not taken it into my arm; and the third was the unhappy one which I am exceeding sorry for.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-18-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner some years, and was a little acquainted with the deceased. I was in company with them on the 5th of May at night, at the St. Alban's tavern, St. Alban's-street. I had been in company with Mr. Paschal from eight at night till three in the morning, and the prisoner came in about twelve. I never heard they were together but once before. There was no enmity between them as I saw. I left them about half an hour past three, and was the last that went from them.</p>
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<p>Campbel. I look upon him to have been a good deal in liquor; I begged Mr. Paschal to go home; the next day I had a message from Mr. Paschal, which was, that he says he does not know whether this unhappy affair was with you, or with Captain
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<interp inst="t17510703-18-person209" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , or Mr. Love; I went to Mr. Paschal, he told me he remembered nothing of any quarrel he had with Mr. Sowle; upon which I told him of the provocation Mr. Sowle told me (for I had been there) he gave him; upon which they fought, that is, he insisted upon fighting him, and gave him a great deal of abusive language, which was what a gentleman or officer could not put up with; then he told me, in short I take all that you say for truth, for I think Mr. Sowle is one of the bestnatured men that ever I was in company with, and I dare say it is a thing of my own seeking.</p>
<p>Q. Was he apt to be a little quarrelsome when in liquor?</p>
<p>Campbel. I was with him once when he seemed to give a great deal of uneasiness to a company, yet I could not conceive by his speech he was in liquor; I never knew him but that time so quarrelsome.</p>
<p>Q. What is Captain
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<p>Campbel. I have been very often with him, and I never heard or saw he was in the least quarrelsome either sober or in liquor; I have been in company with him when we have drank pretty freely; I went to the deceased a second time; the next day he told me, with a great deal of chearfulness, he had had a fine sweat and was pretty well, and said he had heard from Captain
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<interp inst="t17510703-18-person211" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , and that it gave him a great deal of joy to hear he was able to go to his quarters; Captain
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<p>Q. Which of the two seemed to be the strongest man?</p>
<p>Campbel. Mr. Paschal was stronger and taller a great deal than the Captain.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Paschal's wound?</p>
<p>Campbel. No, sir.</p>
<p>Captain Ferguson. I knew Mr. Paschal about two months.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him in liquor? how is he then?</p>
<p>Ferguson. I thought him in liquor a little wrong headed; I remember one night at the tavern, about a fortnight or three weeks before this, he had some words with a gentleman, and went down stairs with him and came up again, and asked me to send him a sword; he insisted upon having it' and I would not let him go out of the room for some time; he went and came up again, and asked me to lend him my sword a second time, it was hanging up in the room, I took and put it about me; I have known Captain
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<interp inst="t17510703-19-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and the lighterman that he had some coals out of the barges at the creek's mouth, Mr. Meggs was by at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-19-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner on the 18th of May in Mr. Meggs's and Mr. White's craft, and two men with him shovelling the coals out into two ships in the creek, I went and informed Mr. White that I saw
<persName id="t17510703-19-person228"> William Eaves
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<interp inst="t17510703-19-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and the prisoner row them away in two large skiffs, and, as near as I could guess, there were two chaldron in both boats; we took up the prisoner about a month after this at Deptford; I am sure the prisoner is one of them.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Blake. He keeps a bomb-boat.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175107030016"/>Jeffery Meggs. Blake came and told me he saw the prisoner and others upon the coals, &c. I went with Mr. White, and he confirmed the same.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>When they took me up it was above a month after the time, I had not a coal, nor any thing like a coal.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-19-person229" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner 17 years, I never heard any thing of him but that he paid me very honestly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-19-person230" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I never knew the prisoner ever defrauded any body in my life, I have heard this Blake say he'd have his life.</p>
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<p>See Number 293, Sir William Calvert's mayoralty.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What do you know of this affair?</p>
<p>S. Stevens. I observed her and found the part red and inflamed, it seemed as though the skin was off; the prisoner went to take his chest away, and would not pay me what he owed me, which was half a crown; the next day after this the girl told me what he had done to her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-21-person243" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I go out a nursing; I came home; I live next door to her; this day fortnight at night I heard a great tumult at Mr. Stevens's house; I heard her call out, go and fetch a constable; I heard her say, are you going to murder me? she let this child out, and she fetched an officer; the prisoner was some time before he'd pay her; at last he did; I went home and fetched the girl, and Mrs. Stevens and I laid the girl on my bed and examined the part; I advised Mrs. Stevens to have a midwife ; the midwife persuaded her to take the prisoner up; I saw something extraordinary was the occasion of desiring the advice of a midwife.</p>
<p>Q. Could not what you saw come by sweating, &c.</p>
<p>A. Saukster. No, Sir, it could not.</p>
<p>Q. Was the part torn?</p>
<p>A. Saukster. I cannot say it was, Sir, it looked very sore, and seemed to have a very great running.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-21-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon, an apprentice to Mr. Harrison ; this girl was brought to the London hospital to be examined by the surgeons about a week ago; she had been there two or three times before, this was the last time; upon examination
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175107030017"/> we found she had a gonorrhoea, that is what is commonly called a clap; there was no laceration, or any thing else but the running.</p>
<p>Q. Had there been any penetration?</p>
<p>Tompson. There had been none, no man could penetrate her body, she is of too tender an age for that; it was the opinion of all the surgeons there had been no penetration.</p>
<p>Q. Could a gonorrhoea come without a penetration?</p>
<p>Tompson. It might come by an impure cohesion.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been apprentice?</p>
<p>Tompson. I have served six years of my time. Upon this deposition the girl was not admitted to be sworn, the prisoner was
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<p>Q. Was it there when you went out?</p>
<p>Stevens. It was with another which was then there; my brother told me this chap sat down after I was gone within about a yard from the watches.</p>
<p>Q. Whose property was the watch you missed?</p>
<p>Stevens. It was the property of one
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<interp inst="t17510703-23-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he brought it to be mended; after I missed it I could not recollect where it was; about a week after Mr. Galaway came for it; we had, as usual, given him a note upon the delivery, which he brought with him; from that I took the name and number upon a piece of paper, and searched the shop all over, and could not find it; about three or four days after we advertised the name and number, &c. Mr. Tombs, the constable of St. Margaret's Westminster, sent us word we might see it if we came to him, he had advertised the watch before; my father and I went and swore to the watch; the constable asked me if I thought I should know the man; I said I should; we went to the Gatehouse, and from amongst a number of people I pitched upon him directly, I am certain of him. The watch produced in court and sworn to.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-23-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner used to come to my house; he came on the 11th of last month and was offering to pawn this watch in the neighbourhood; I bought it of him for 30 s. when he was taken up for a thing in the neighbourhood the people asked him how he came by his clothes; he said he sold his watch and bought them with the money; then I advertised the watch at my own cost; after that I saw Mr. Stevens's advertisement.</p>
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<p>I bought this watch of a Jew.</p>
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<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Was this done indecently to the young woman, or using her roughly?</p>
<p>Steping. It was done in such a manner that I really thought he was acquainted with her, it was nothing indecent.</p>
<p>Q. Did she go with him freely?</p>
<p>Steping. She and he went up to the deceased together.</p>
<p>Q. Did she go up to him for protection?</p>
<p>Steping. I did not observe it was for that.</p>
<p>Q. What did you understand by that expression about dust ?</p>
<p>Steping. I understood Passmore meant don't let us have a quarrel.</p>
<p>Q. Did the deceased strike the prisoner first?</p>
<p>Steping. I think the prisoner received a blow on his arm, and then he immediately returned it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think Westmore was in liquor?</p>
<p>Steping. I really think he was.</p>
<p>Q. Do you look upon Westmore to have been a healthful man?</p>
<p>Steping. I believe he was a weakly man, a little blow might have knock'd him down.</p>
<p>Q. Had he been a strong man, do you think that blow could have knock'd him down?</p>
<p>Steping. No, it could not.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner any thing in his hand?</p>
<p>Steping. No, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe it was that blow that kill'd him?</p>
<p>Steping. No, sir, I do not. I believe it was the fall that kill'd him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him after he was dead?</p>
<p>Steping. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the wound?</p>
<p>Steping. It was on the right side upon the temple as I took him up there was a bump arose.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know whether it was by the blow or the fall ?</p>
<p>Steping. I go by what the surgeon said that bleeded him.</p>
<p>Q. Is Passmore a right or a left handed man?</p>
<p>Steping. I believe he is a right handed man.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the blow fall?</p>
<p>Steping. I believe it fell on the jaw.</p>
<p>Q. Were they faceing each other?</p>
<p>Steping. They were, sir.</p>
<p>Q. How near did you stand?</p>
<p>Steping. I stood within a yard of the deceas'd.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Steping. It was between ten and eleven o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Q. Did the moon shine?</p>
<p>Steping. It did.</p>
<p>Q. Which hand did the prisoner give the blow with that knock'd him down?</p>
<p>Steping. With his right hand on the deceased's left side. I believe both the blows were given on the jaw.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-24-person266" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went into the Temple-walks to see the fire-works, and just as the clock struck ten we look'd for them: as I stood there this gentleman came up to me and took me round the waist, and ask'd me, if I would go take a walk or a run, or drink a glass of wine. I refused him, he pull'd me, and I gave a stagger, which might make the other witness believe I was consenting. Mr. Westmore desir'd he would let me alone, saying I belong'd to him. The prisoner said, I did not, I was his cousin. The deceas'd said, I was no cousin to him, and he would take me home as he brought me out: with
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<p>Q. Which side did he fall on?</p>
<p>H. Barker. He fell on his right side, on the pavement.</p>
<p>Q. Which side was the wound on?</p>
<p>H. Barker. It was on his right side.</p>
<p>Q. Was Mr. Westmore in liquor ?</p>
<p>H. Barker. He was a little, but knew what he did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-24-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon : On Wednesday was se'night, about half an hour after ten o'clock, I was call'd to bleed the deceas'd in the Temple, where I found him lying insensible. After I had bled him I sent for another surgeon, and we agreed to lay the scull bare ; there we found a breach about an inch long above the temple bone, and likewise a depression on the right side the head. I apprehend that fracture was the cause of his death.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>Mr. Howard. I have known the prisoner about four years, he has been a kind of a servant to me, and used to shave me and do my wigs. I always took him for a person of a very peaceable disposition, very unlike to run into any quarrel. He is a person of sobriety. I never saw him in liquor in my life; an honest person, I would have trusted him with any some of money, and a good natur'd fellow. I don't think he would, knowingly, kill any man in the world, under any provocation.</p>
<p>Mr. Dryle. He has attended me in the manner he has Mr. Howard. I think him a man very unlikely to commit any crime of this sort, I don't think he would begin a quarrel. I have heard the trial, and don't think, upon these circumstances, he intended to kill the deceas'd.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. We had never a knife along with us. Ask him, whether I nam'd any buckles before the Justice.</p>
<p>Eagan. He did, my lord, and call'd them white buckles.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Does the prosecutor know the breeches?</p>
<p>Eagan. Yes, I should, if I knew where to find them.</p>
<p>Q. From the prisoner. Was he asleep or awake when we rob'd him?</p>
<p>Eagan. I was awake when my breeches were pull'd off as I am now. I found two shillings of the money on the ground after they were gone.</p>
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<p>See No 311 in this mayoralty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-27-person291" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and Bryan, otherwise Butler, went out between eleven and twelve o'clock that night,
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<interp inst="t17510703-27-person293" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought home two pair of breeches tied up in a handkerchief, and he a pair on his backside. I liv'd in the same house, between four and five o'clock in the morning they came and awak'd me, and ask'd me to go and drink a pot of beer: we went up Red-Lyon-street, by Whitechappel church, the breeches were tossed over into the field, in a bag, by the half-way house, and
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<p>Prosecutor. Mary Davis said, she would say any thing to save herself. She would not give me any account, it was Elizabeth that told me</p>
<p>Anthony Longdale. On the fourth of June
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<p>Joseph Hall. I live with Mrs. Gladman, Eliz. Davis sold one pair of breeches to me.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>++ Both
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Salmon. I know him very well, I saw him there with the gang loading the horses.</p>
<p>Q. How many horses were there do you think?</p>
<p>Salmon. There were between fifty and sixty, all loaded, every person knows his own goods, they having a private mark. The prisoner went off arm'd with a blunderbuss, and tea upon his horse.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-33-person322" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Benacre the 8th of October, 46. I was one of the Suffolk gang, we were there in order to bring away run tea, and brandy. I saw the prisoner there, (he rode four months in the same company that I did,) between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, and saw him load with tea out of
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<interp inst="t17510703-33-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's barn, and arm'd with a blunderbuss slung cross his shoulder; the tea was tied together in two quarter bags made of oil skin. My master had some at that time, I lost my drift horse in going, and my master and I had some words so I left him at that time. There were thirty or forty persons assembled to run goods at that time, and twenty-five or thirty horses.</p>
<p>Q. How many horses had the prisoner?</p>
<p>Jones. He had but one, as I saw, which he rode upon.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-33-person324" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner five or six years: I saw him and was with him about the fourth or fifth of October, 46, he came to my house then, I keep a publick house at Benacre. He went from my house to Horsey on the 7th, and when the cutter came in I was sent by
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<interp inst="t17510703-33-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's barn, there I saw him load tea in oil-skin bags, and he was arm'd with a blunderbuss when he went off.</p>
<p>Q. Were the company all arm'd?</p>
<p>Jones. There were ten or more arm'd</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. How do you recollect it was the eighth of October.</p>
<p>Jones. I can give a good account of it, for sometimes there has been reckonings left to pay, and we make memorandums upon these occasions. I have look'd upon some of these memorandums since.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence</p>
<p>I deny the whole of it.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Clayton. I live in Hanover-yard, the right name is Hanley-street, in St. Mary-le-bone parish : the prisoner never lay out of my house to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been a butcher?</p>
<p>Clayton. Ever since I was four years old.</p>
<p>Q. Where have you liv'd in that time?</p>
<p>Clayton. I liv'd in the Borough thirty one years, and I have liv'd where I do now between six and seven years.</p>
<p>Q. When came you first acquainted with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Clayton. My first acquaintance with him was at the Blackamoor's head by Newport-market, in the year 46, about January: he was a very handy fellow.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a maid servant liv'd with you the time he did?</p>
<p>Clayton. Yes, sir, I had.</p>
<p>Q. What is her name?</p>
<p>Clayton. Her name was
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<p>Q. What is become of her?</p>
<p>Clayton. I don't know, she quitted my service in the year 47.</p>
<p>Q. Have you a wife living?</p>
<p>Clayton. Yes, I have.</p>
<p>Q. Do you always lie at home?</p>
<p>Clayton. I never lay out of my house three nights since I kept shop, which is twenty eight years.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner always lie at home when he lived with you?</p>
<p>Clayton. He never did lie out to my knowledge the time he lived with me. I am always up the last of my family, and take care of my house myself, lock the door and take the key up with me.</p>
<p>Q. Do you always go to see if your servants are in bed?</p>
<p>Clayton. If I don't, when I call them up they get up to do my business.</p>
<p>Q. Could not the prisoner have lain out of your house without your knowldge?</p>
<p>Clayton I am sure he could not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you now continue the custom of carrying the key up with you?</p>
<p>Clayton. I do, and always will, and did long before this servant came to live with me.</p>
<p>Q. What family had you besides a wife and maid at this time?</p>
<p>Clayton. I had a daughter and a son but he left me, and then I hired the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. What business do you follow?</p>
<p>Payce. I did keep a stocking-shop and tea-warehouse, and liv'd in High-street, St. Giles's. I live on my estate now.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with Clayton?</p>
<p>Payce. I have been acquainted with him these nine years.</p>
<p>Q. Would you have paid his expences if he had went with you?</p>
<p>Payce Yes, I would.</p>
<p>Q. Where does this estate of yours lie?</p>
<p>Payce. I hold an estate of 32 l. a year in Astrop-fields : I once paid my Lord chief justice Willis nine guineas, he is lord of the manor.</p>
<p>For the Crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-33-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about five years. I remember I saw him the 13th or 14th of Feb. in the year 46, that is the latter end of the year 46. I have seen him at Horsey before then, both in the summer and winter at my house, there I am a farmer. I have been at the Beach with him.</p>
<p>Q. What month in the summer did you see him there?</p>
<p>Royals. I cannot say what month, he was backwards and forwards at my house among the gangs.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What trade is he of?</p>
<p>Royals. He was bound to a butcher.</p>
<p>Q. When does the year begin?</p>
<p>Royals. It begins at Lady-day?</p>
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<interp inst="t17510703-33-person331" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Horsey in Norfolk, the last witness is my husband. I remember the prisoner being several times at my house in the year 1746. We had a great riot on the 10th of March in the town with one Bailey, who is since dead, and who was used very ill. I saw the prisoner there on the 10th and 11th of March, 1746. I have seen him several times, but cannot say particularly when. I saw him on the 13th of Feb. 1746, with a pretty large company; he was at our house then: and I also remember his coming in the summer before the act took place, which was in June, 1746.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen him at your house between Michaelmas and the 13th of February?</p>
<p>A. Royals. I rather think I have than I have not. I can be positive of seeing him twice in the year 1746.</p>
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