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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Thursday the 16th, Friday the 17th, Saturday the 18th, and Monday the 20th of January.
<p>In the 25th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honble
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<p>NUMBER II.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1752.</p>
<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>N. B. * + || ++ 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>Q. What did they mean by that?</p>
<p>Wheeler. Their meaning was, that there should not be law taken on either side.</p>
<p>Q. Was that mentioned ?</p>
<p>Wheeler. It was, my Lord; the deceased fix'd upon fighting the next morning by eight o'clock, in the ring in Hyde Park, and he that was not there at the time appointed, his money was to be forfeited, fight or not fight.</p>
<p>Q. Did they meet at the time?</p>
<p>Wheeler. They did; I saw them both in the ring when I was about a hundred yards distance; I saw them tying their garters below knee, making themselves ready, I hallow'd out, Cod speed your labour.</p>
<p>Court. Instead of that it would have been much better, had you endeavoured to perswade them not to fight.</p>
<p>Wheeler. When I came into the ring,
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<p>Q. Did he himself fall to the ground?</p>
<p>Wheeler. No, he did not; after that they had three or four blows each, the deceased dropped down, fetched a heavy groan, and died immediately.</p>
<p>Q. Was it by any blow, or by missing the prisoner, which occasioned him to fall?</p>
<p>Wheeler. He received a blow over his temple, and he made an offer at the prisoner; his hand went up. and he fell.</p>
<p>Q. Was the groaning before or after he came to the ground?</p>
<p>Wheeler. That I cannot determine; he died immediately.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Wheeler. He never offered to go away, and as soon as a proper officer came, he surrendered himself to him.</p>
<p>Q. Was an officer there?</p>
<p>Wheeler. There came a constable, the prisoner went up to him and said, I am your prisoner; he went before Justice Lediard, and he committed him to the Gatehouse.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-1-person38" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know nothing of laying the wager; I was called up between seven and eight o'clock that morning; he told me the men were going to fight; I saw them, when he did, tying their garters below their knees; when we came within the ring, the deceased asked Wheeler, if he would be his second; he answered, if there were no better man there, than he was, he would; as they were going to fight, a man said, gentlemen, shake hands, don't fight in malice; they shook hands; they had about three or four blows, and the deceased gave the prisoner two falls, which were such that they could not hurt any body; they were help'd up again and set too; the prisoner hit the deceased two or three hard blows about the temple with his left hand; I don't remember him doing any thing with his right hand but guard himself; the deceased almost knocked him down by a blow on the stomach, then he went to give a catch at the prisoner to throw him, but missed it and fell down as he went to make a blow at the prisoner; his head seemed to plow the ground; his second went to lift him up and could not; the other second said, Why don't you hand him up; he answered he could not; the other went to help him and said, he believed he was dead or dying; the other said, God forbid; I looked in his face and said, I believed he was dying ; I went for a Surgeon, but I could not find one up; I looked about for a barber to bleed him, and at last I got a person out of Hyde-Park Infirmary, but before I got there, he was as dead as a stone.</p>
<p>Q. Which blow do you think was the occasion of his death?</p>
<p>Sharp. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts did the prisoner strike him?</p>
<p>Sharp. I don't remember he hit him any where beside the temples; I believe the deceased was never right in his senses after he received the first blow, and he strove to fight but could not.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he strike the prisoner?</p>
<p>Sharp. He did give the prisoner one blow on the stomach, and I thought he would have fell, but he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Sharp. I have known him about two years; I have drank in his company several times, but not much acquainted ; I never heard a bad character of him.</p>
<p>Q. Who struck the first blow.</p>
<p>Sharp. They put themselves in a posture of defence, and I think the prisoner received the first blow.</p>
<p>Q. Which did you take to be the strongest of the two.</p>
<p>Sharp. I took the deceased to be considerably the strongest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-1-person39" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was informed in the morning that the prisoner wanted me to be his second; I went to the public house where they were to meet; the deceased was gone before, and was in the ring before the prisoner came there; as soon as I came the deceased and I shook hands, and wished each other a good morning; they stripp'd and shook hands, they put themselves in a posture of defence, and had two or three blows between them; Stockbourne throw'd the prisoner two falls; they got up, set too again, and both struck as fast as they could; I don't know which struck first; all the blows the prisoner gave the other, were about the head; as the deceased hit him, his second said, Well done, such another blow will do for him.</p>
<p>Q. Did the deceased fall at that blow?</p>
<p>Kelly. No, he did not; he went to make another blow at him, and fell down dead.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to fall?</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Over night the deceased challenged to fight me in the morning; I was desired to stay and lie with some chairmen, fearing I should be too late, but I went home and lay with my wife, and was called out of my bed; I had no animosity against the prisoner, but only in defence of myself; when we fought, we both shook hands, and said, we had no animosity ; when they said he was dead, I said, Lord have mercy, I hope not. I was desired to quit the ring, and make off; I said I would not, so I surrendered myself.</p>
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<p>For his character.</p>
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<p>78. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-2-victim45 t17520116-2-viclabel9"/>. fix'd to a dwelling-house </rs>, &c.
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-2-off16 t17520116-2-cd10"/>. +</p>
<persName id="t17520116-2-person46"> Richard Jupp
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<interp inst="t17520116-2-person46" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-2-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . All I can say is, I measured the place on this house of Mr. Rayner's, and know there were betwixt 5 or 600 pounds of lead missing.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-2-person47"> Benjamin Bristow
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<interp inst="t17520116-2-person47" type="given" value="Benjamin"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-2-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner ask'd me if I would go to Chelsea with him and help to sell some lead.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it?</p>
<p>Bristow. It was about three months ago.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this lead ?</p>
<p>Bristow. It lay in the yard belonging to an empty house of Mr. Rayner's, we went together and sold it to one Kenew at Chelsea.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner say how he came by the lead?</p>
<p>Bristow. No, he did not; neither did I know, but I believed he had it from off that house, because it lay in the yard. I and
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<interp inst="t17520116-2-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and one Dandford, had part of the money.</p>
<p>Q. Where is Dandford?</p>
<p>Bristow. He is dead.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of lead was it?</p>
<p>Bristow. It was sheet lead, all in one piece.</p>
<p>Q. to Jupp. What sort of lead did you miss from that house?</p>
<p>Jupp. Sheet lead, a large piece about 22 inches wide.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-2-person49"> William Kenew
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<interp inst="t17520116-2-person49" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-2-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought the lead of the prisoner and three other men, on the 6th of November ; I know the prisoner was one of them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know Bristow to be a very bad fellow, he'll say anything in the world. or swear any man's life away for a shilling.</p>
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<p>79. (M.) He was a second time indicted, for that he, in company with
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<interp inst="t17520116-2-off12" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> steal 57 pounds weight of lead, val. 6 s. </rs> belonging to
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<persName id="t17520116-2-person52"> Richard Jupp
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<interp inst="t17520116-2-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I missed the lead about the 5th or 6th of November last; it was all of it gutter lead, except one piece, and that was upon the flat, and there were four gutters taken away.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-2-person53"> Benjamin Bristow
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<interp inst="t17520116-2-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Tamplin was concerned every time in taking the lead, and I saw him take it ; Wright assisted in taking this, and we went together, and they sold it at Chelsea.</p>
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<p>80. (M.) He was a third time indicted, with
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<persName id="t17520116-2-person56"> John Rayner
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-2-off16 t17520116-2-cd17"/>.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-2-person57"> Benjamin Bristow
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<interp inst="t17520116-2-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Toney Tamplin was up in the gutter, Brown was below and took the lead down, and they carried it to Chelsea; it was better than three months ago; when they went again the next time, the woman said, they had over-reckoned her by six-pence, on which I saw Brown return her the six-pence back.</p>
<p>Tamplin's defence.</p>
<p>That evidence has been tried here before, and he is a bad wicked man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-2-verdict18" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p>
<p>See No. 639, in Sir William Calvert's Mayoralty.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>81. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-3-off20 t17520116-3-crimeloc22"/> ; on the 27th of November, at night, the prisoner came to my house, and said he had been
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-3-defend59 t17520116-3-deflabel23"/> to a gentleman who was in the French service, and that he had been at Dover with him, and left the place by reason he would not enter into the French service, so he wanted a place. He had been with me three weeks, and in that time I lost these things mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first miss these things?</p>
<p>Gillpbilling. I miss'd 'em the 21st of December; the first of my missing them was, my servant had borrowed a book of a friend to read, the prisoner was seen to have it in his hand; it was missing ; going to look for it, I missed my cloaths which used to hang upon pins, &c. The prisoner was gone out at that time, I ordered our people, that when he came in to say nothing to him but to let him have a candle and go to bed, he came and went to bed, and there I took him, and gave him in charge to the constable ; he immediately confessed to the constable and me, where he had pawned one shirt for four shillings, and begged for mercy at my hands, and he said he had sold my cloaths out-right to people that cry'd old cloaths in the street; he went with me to hart-street by convent-garden, to the place where he said he had pawned the shirt; the pawn-broker produced the shirt. [Deposed to by the prosecutor]</p>
<p>Q. Where was the shirt before you lost it?</p>
<p>Gillpbilling. It was either in the buroe or somewhere in the dining room; there was an attempt made upon my buroe to open it.</p>
<p>Samuel Green. The prosecutor came to me and told me he had been robbed, I went with him home and found the prisoner, we accused him with robbing the prosecutor of several coats and other things, he with little hesitation acknowledged he took the things, and sold some in the streets, and pawned a shirt, he went with us the same night to the place, and it was delivered to the prosecutor; the prisoner begged we would be as favourable to him as we could.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-3-person66"> James Styles
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<interp inst="t17520116-3-person66" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-3-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Crue a pawnbroker, this shirt was pawned at our house in the name of
<persName id="t17520116-3-person67"> James Bissett
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<interp inst="t17520116-3-person67" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-3-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , December 7. I remembered his face when he came with the prosecutor, I know he had been at our shop before, but I cannot tell he was the person that brought the shirt, and I heard him say since he pawned it.</p>
<p>David Mac Donald. I am servant to the prosecutor, the prisoner lodged about three weeks at our house; after the things were lost, and he taken into custody, I heard him confess the taking the coat and waistcoat, a pair of breeches, and a shirt, which he said he pawned near Covent-garden, and that the cloaths he had sold in the open streets for old cloaths.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>They made me confess things that I knew nothing of : there were several people lodged in the house besides me.</p>
<p>Q. to Green. Were there any threats or promises made use of to induce him to confess?</p>
<p>Green. There were not, the prosecutor told him he missed such and such wearing apparel, and that he had reason to suspect him, and that he had better without any farther dispute acknowledge it; the prisoner immediately said I hope you will be favourable to me, I did take such and such things, it was all in a few minutes.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Have you any other lodgers in your house?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have several; I let some rooms out, which I have no occasion for, unfurnished, but they have no business in this room where the things were.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17520116-4-verdict28" type="verdictSubcategory" value="fault"/> The prisoner was to pay a shilling per week for the use of these goods in a room; he and his wife moved away and took the goods off; but the indictment not being laid upon the statute, for stealing goods in a ready furnished lodging, he was Acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>The Prosecutors are
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160006"/>84. (M.)
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<persName id="t17520116-6-person84"> Mary Weaver
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<interp inst="t17520116-6-person84" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person84" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live servant with Esquire Revil,
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-6-off36 t17520116-6-crimeloc39"/>, about half an hour after one o'clock on Christmas-day, I saw the prisoner go out of our stable, and seeing the stable door open, I called to him; he said he had not been there, and came back again very orderly to the stable ; I saw some thing under his coat on his right side.
<persName id="t17520116-6-person85"> Henry Thompson
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<interp inst="t17520116-6-person85" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was there ; he asked the prisoner what he had under his coat? he said it was his sister's gown; Thompson took it from him; then Mr. Anderson came, I missed the key of our door, I asked the prisoner if he had it, he denied it, but upon Mr. Anderson's saying he would fetch a constable, he delivered it to him; the constable has the gown; he is not here, it is my sister's ; her husband's name is
<persName id="t17520116-6-person86"> Ralph Lawrance
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<interp inst="t17520116-6-person86" type="given" value="Ralph"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Q. Where was the gown before?</p>
<persName id="t17520116-6-person87"> Mary Weaver
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person87" type="surname" value="Weaver"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person87" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person87" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It was hanging on a horse in the coach-house that very day; I saw it about an hour before.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-6-person88"> Henry Thompson
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person88" type="surname" value="Thompson"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person88" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the stable; the young woman had called the prisoner back, she called me to her, she said this lad had been in the stable; I asked him what he had in his bosom, he said his sister's gown ; he said a black-shoe-boy gave him the gown ; I saw him deliver the key.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whose gown it is ?</p>
<p>Thompson. I have seen it many a time before, I then thought whose it was.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon you positively to swear who it belonged to.</p>
<p>Thompson. No, I don't chuse to do that, I have seen Mrs. Lawrance wear such a one.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-6-person89"> Alexander Anderson
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<interp inst="t17520116-6-person89" type="given" value="Alexander"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-6-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going to dinner, those two evidences were in the yard, and said they had got a thief there ; the gown was taken from the boy before I came ; I was much acquainted with Mrs. Lawrance, and have seen her with the gown on many times.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Coming along betwixt twelve and one o'clock, there was a stone in my shoe, I sat down under the stable door to take it out, a woman came out of the stable and gave me the gown and key, at the stable door, I knew her very well, she used to black shoes by our house, she desired me to carry the gown to the top of Catherine-wheel-yard, and she would give me some thing for carrying it ; the gentlewoman called out at the chamber window, and said, what did I do in the stable? I said I had not been there; she asked what I had in my bosom ; then it struck into my head, I thought the woman stole it, there was a coachman saw me; I can't find the woman out that gave the gown to me to carry, my friends have been all about.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>85. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17520116-7-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-7-victim93 t17520116-7-viclabel44"/> on the river Lee, and the prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-7-defend91 t17520116-7-deflabel45"/>; I trusted him to go as far as Hadsdon to pull barges along; I sent him out with the horse Jan. the 4th, which was on Saturday, and he ought to have been at home on the Monday following. Hearing nothing of him or the horse, I went, on the Wednesday following, in order to seek for him and my horse; I found him in a public-house at Ponder's-End upon the road drinking: I ask'd what was the matter he was not at home; he said, he had lost the horse near the Three Jolly Butchers, that he had turned him up in an orchard at Enfield-Wash, and had been seeking for him; I ordered him to go and see for him, and, if he found him, to send for me, if he had not money enough to pay, and I'd come; he went, and I heard nothing of him; I went again to see for him, and found him on the other side Tottenham High Cross, and took him into custody; he denies knowing any thing of the going of the horse.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard of your horse since?</p>
<p>Batsford. I have not to this day. I can't charge the prisoner with stealing him.</p>
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<p>86. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17520116-8-off47" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one side of bacon, value 20 s. </rs> the property of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-8-off47 t17520116-8-cd48"/>. ++</p>
<persName id="t17520116-8-person99"> Philip Freeman
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<interp inst="t17520116-8-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 13th of Dec. my servant got up about four o'clock, and came and told me he missed a side of bacon.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take the prisoner up for it ?</p>
<p>Freeman. Because he had robbed me several times before; I charged an officer with him. After I charged him with taking it, he told me where it was; and he also owned it before the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got your bacon again ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160007"/>Freeman. It is here; it is a particular side of bacon.</p>
<p>Q. How particular?</p>
<p>Freeman. It is an old sow side; if you please to send it to be weighed, it weighs eight stone all but a pound. It was sold by one Mr. Larum, but it was not delivered; I had received the money for it, and after it was stole, I was obliged to return the money again.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen it last ?</p>
<p>Freeman. I had seen it the day before it was lost in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner your servant?</p>
<p>Freeman. I took him in out of the streets, and he was such a drunken fellow I was forced to part with him.</p>
<p>Q. Was he your servant at the time you lost the bacon ?</p>
<p>Freeman. No, my Lord, he was not.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-8-person100"> Edmund George
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<interp inst="t17520116-8-person100" type="given" value="Edmund"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-8-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About five weeks ago on a Friday, as I and
<persName id="t17520116-8-person101"> James Rumbel
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<interp inst="t17520116-8-person101" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-8-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> were going to Smithfield, we met
<persName id="t17520116-8-person102"> John Rumbel
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<interp inst="t17520116-8-person102" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-8-person102" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and he asked me, if I knew where the prisoner lodged at Islington ; I could not desolve him in no shape; I and they went in search of him, and catch'd him in Mr. Pullin's yard, a cowkeeper, at Islington; we charged him with having taken this bacon, but he denied it; we took him to the prosecutor's house, there he said, if we would let him go, he'd tell us where the bacon was, then he told us it was in a barber's house at Islington; I think the man's name is
<persName id="t17520116-8-person103"> William Shearson
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<interp inst="t17520116-8-person103" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-8-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We went and found it, as he said, covered over with a cloth. (Produced in court, cut in three pieces.) We went before the Justice, where he owned he took it before Mr. Freeman and myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any promise made of not prosecuting, if he would own it, at the time he was taken?</p>
<p>George. I did not, he would not own it when we took him; the two Rumbel's, he, and I, were all together; there came another man and said to him, you had better tell where the bacon is, maybe they'll let you go.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-8-person104"> John Rumbel
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<interp inst="t17520116-8-person104" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-8-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Freeman; my master desired me to go and see after the prisoner, he having lost a side of bacon; I was going up to Islington and met this last evidence and my brother; we went all together, found the prisoner, and charged him with having stolen the side of bacon. I left them with him and went and fetched my master. We took him back to the Justice's, and worn we were going from thence to New-Prison, on Wood's-close causeway, he told me, he throwed a side of bacon out of my master's lost, and that the barber had sold as much of it as came to 8 s. 4 d.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say it was that bacon which you saw at the barber's ?</p>
<p>Rumbel. No, it was another side.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-8-person105"> James Rumbel
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<interp inst="t17520116-8-person105" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-8-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner come out of the barber's shop, and I was talking to him when my brother came and clapped him on the back; when he was accused, he said, if we would let him go, he would tell us where the bacon was. I told him he should go and see my master first; upon which he went with us, and shewed us where it was; so us three and Mr Pullin went into the barber's shop together ; he said he took it between two and three in the morning, and acknowledged. it was Mr. Freeman's bacon; I heard him own the same before the Justice; he said he had cut it into three pieces before we saw it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>These men saw me go out of the barber's house I believe; they came to me and stopped me, and asked me, if I knew any thing of a side of bacon, stole from Mr. Freeman; I denied it to them, and they said I must go along with them to Mr. Freeman; going down to his house,
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<persName id="t17520116-8-person107"> James Rumbel
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<interp inst="t17520116-8-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> said, if I would acknowledge where the bacon was, they would let me go, and say no more about it; I would not for a good while, till they made so many expressions about it, that I turned back and shewed them where it was.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>87. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17520116-9-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to the India warehouse ; I took a lodging in
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<persName id="t17520116-9-person112"> Richard Bentley
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<interp inst="t17520116-9-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the room was so cold I could not stay there above two nights, so I desired my box, with the goods mentioned in the indictment in it, might be left there ; I went to my box on the 23d of December, and found it broke open, and the things mentioned were missing, with other things which I did not put in the indictment. I told the landlord my box was broke open; he told me no body but the prisoner, he, and his wife, went into that room; the prisoner lay in that room. I went to Alderman Chitty for a warrant, and had the prisoner taken up the same
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160008"/> day and brought before him; he was committed and would own nothing ; I desired to know whether the shirt on his back was his or mine, it being mark'd R. O. No. 1. ( produced in court and deposed to.) Going along to the Compter, he confessed where the snuff-box and gold ring were; the snuffbox he had sold for 8 s. at the Golden Cup on Tower-Hill, and the ring to a Silversmith over the way, at the corner of the Minories for 12 s. I never got them again; the woman at the Golden Cup would not own she bought such a thing, nor the man in the Minories the ring. He sent me another shirt, which he said he had left at the washerwoman's, and the mettal watch chain was given at the same time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-9-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable and was sent for; we took the prisoner upon suspicion the day before St. Thomas's Day.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. Are you sure it was the 23d of December when you took up the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am not certain as to the day.</p>
<p>Lepard continues. Mr. Owen mentioned the things he had lost; we carried him before the Alderman; there he desired the things, but Mr. Owen found one of his shirts on his back; the Alderman ordered him to the Compter; he owned the taking the snuff-box and ring, out of Mr. Owen's box at a public-house, going along, and also to the taking the other shirts.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I lodged in the house about four or five Weeks ; I came home about ten o'clock; the door stood open from morning to night; threre were two or three other men lodged there besides me; the prosecutor and constable took me up at a public-house; they called for a sheet of paper, and wrote somewhat upon it; they kept me drinking and made me set my hand to what they wrote; I can neither write nor read, I know nothing of the things, neither did I take them.</p>
<p>Q. to the Constable. Was there any sheet of paper sent for, and writing, as the prisoner says?</p>
<p>Constable. There was what he owned on a bit of paper.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober?</p>
<p>Constable. Upon my word I think he was sober.</p>
<p>Q. to Owen. Was the prisoner sober?</p>
<p>Owen. He was, we had had but two pots of beer at the time that he confessed the taking the things, and where he sold them; he put his hand to it; it is only a memorandum where the things were.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-9-person114"> Thomas Sherwood
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<interp inst="t17520116-9-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner almost seven years; he was a lodger of mine almost two years; I took him to be an honest man so far as ever I heard.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-9-person115"> Edward Jones
<interp inst="t17520116-9-person115" type="surname" value="Jones"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-9-person115" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-9-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about six or seven years; he used my shop, behaved very honest, and paid me.</p>
<p>Q. What shop on you keep?</p>
<p>Jones. I keep a chandler's shop.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-9-person116"> Jacob Clifford
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<interp inst="t17520116-9-person116" type="given" value="Jacob"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-9-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him near six years; I never heard any thing to the contrary, but that he is a very honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-9-person117"> William More
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<interp inst="t17520116-9-person117" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-9-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about five years, I never knew no other of him, but that of a hard-working honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-9-person118"> Samuel Belcher
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<interp inst="t17520116-9-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about a year and half; I keep a shop in Gray's-Inn Lane, and sell pork; he used it, and has been in my apartment; I have much linnen of other peoples, and never lost any thing; I believe him to be an honest man.</p>
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<persName id="t17520116-10-person123"> Henry Fry
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going from White-Chapel to Bow in the Stratford coach, on the 16th of December; when we got about a hundred yards into a lane, called
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<p>Q. How many people were there in the coach?</p>
<p>Fry. There were none but that gentlewoman and I, whose name is
<persName id="t17520116-10-person124"> Eleanor Day
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person124" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; after she had spoke, I heard the man say, or I'll blow your brains out, by G - d. I put my hand in my pocket, and gave him all the money I had in it; I know it was nothing less than 20 shillings, and I am sure there was more; among the silver I told him there was a coronation medal, and said I had a greater regard for it than the other, and begg'd him to
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160009"/> return it : he did, asking if I had a mind to any thing else ; I said, no, the money was his, but I thanked him for the medal.</p>
<p>Q. Had you fight of his face so as to know him again?</p>
<p>Fry. No, I was not in an advantageous situation to see him, because the canvass was up at that time; he did not ask the gentlewoman for any thing at all, but as soon as he had got the money, he rode of in haste.</p>
<p>Q. What time do you think it was?</p>
<p>Fry. We left Whitechapel directly at the hour of eight, at the Coach and Horses, by the dial there, and I believe we were gone about a mile and half before we were stopp'd.</p>
<p>Q. Can you describe what sort of a man he was?</p>
<p>Fry. He was a thin meager man, seemed to be about 23 or 24 years of age, his voice had a similitude to the voice of the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-10-person125"> Eleanor Day
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person125" type="given" value="Eleanor"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-10-person125" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in the Stratford coach along with Mr. Fry; I sat on the right side of him; the canvass was three parts up; the coachman made many stops; I was angry at him; we set out between eight and nine, I think it was just upon the turn of eight, it was a good while before we were stopp'd; when the man came up he demanded our money; I said, what do you want? he was on horseback on my side; we let down the canvass immediately part of the way.</p>
<p>Q. Was it low enough to see his face?</p>
<p>E. Day. It was so low that I could see his legs; when he asked us for our money, I said I had only some half-pence; he swore, don't make a noise, if you do I'll shoot you thro' the brains. Mr. Fry gave him his money, and told him amongst it there was a coronation medal, which could be of no more value to him than the silver, and desired he'd return it; he looked in his hat, and took out a piece, and asked him if that was it? he said it was, and thank'd him for it; then he wish'd us a good night, and rode off.</p>
<p>Q. How long do you think he was with you?</p>
<p>E. Day. I believe he was about four minutes by the side of the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Did the moon shine?</p>
<p>E. Day. It did, and I looked at his face all the while; he was a thin man, and I am almost sure it was the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Look at him, can you speak positively whether that is the man ?</p>
<p>E. Day. I think positively he is the man; I can positively say upon my cath, he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. Was he very near the coach?</p>
<p>E. Day. He came as near the coach as he could.</p>
<p>Q. from the Prisoner. What apparel had that man on?</p>
<p>E. Day. He was shabbily dressed; I did not observe the colour of his cloaths; he had seemingly a great coat on; but I can't describe his cloaths, for I looked all the while in his face.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-10-person126"> Daniel Weller
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was driving the coach, Mr. Fry and that gentlewoman was in it; when we came to Mile-End, I took up a gentleman's servant who lives at Stratford on the box along with me; a young fellow on horseback passed me on this side Cut-throat-lane; going through that lane, I crossed over where the quarter met; his horse was foundered before; he turn'd over and came to me; I said to the servant, don't be afraid, if you'll stand by me, I'll jump upon him; he said he had a charge of money about him, and was in fear; when the man came up to my horses heads, he presented a pistol to me, and I stopp'd directly; he turned his pistol and knocked at the coach window, which was up; then my horse on the near side began to pull a little; he presented his pistol again, and said, Why don't you stop, or I'll blow your head of; I stopp'd, and then he presented his pistol to them in the coach, and demanded their money; I heard the gentleman say, you shall have all the money I have got; I saw his face for about four minutes when his hat was off, at which time he stroaked his hand over his forehead two or three times, and seemed vastly saint ; after he had got the money he said, coachman, go along, and the went away, as easy as you may walk a horse, towards London.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Weller. It was between eight and nine o'clock when I set off from the Coach and Horses; it was then eight o'clock, and I really believe the prisoner is the man; I am positive he is, I have known him for three or four years before.</p>
<p>Q. Where have you seen him before?</p>
<p>Weller. I have seen him at the Bull-Head, and also in Petticoat-lane amongst the Horners.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen him last?</p>
<p>Weller. I had not seen him for about a quarter of a year before that time he stopped the Coach.</p>
<p>Q. How many times do you think you may have seen him before?</p>
<p>Weller. I have seen him above twenty times before.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160010"/>Q. Look carefully at him, and see whether you think him to be the man?</p>
<p>Weller. Positively I swear he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>Weller. He was dressed middling; not very shabby: he had on a blue Coat</p>
<p>Q. Was it a light or dark night?</p>
<p>Weller. It was quite a moonlight night.</p>
<p>Q. Where is this servant you took up by you?</p>
<p>Weller. It was Mr. Wall's servant: I went to him, he said he turned his head another Way, having a charge of money of his master's about him, that he could not swear to him, so I did not bring him up: the next day after the robbery, Mr. Darby and I took the prisoner in Stoney-Alley?</p>
<p>Q. How came he to be taken up?</p>
<p>Weller. Because I knew him before: I met a young fellow, a black-shoe boy, who directed us where to find him: I went into the house where he was; there were two or three men, and one of them said, Cokey, I heard you was robbed last night, saying, did not you see me drive a cow through the turnpike? I turned about and saw the prisoner standing by: I went out and told the man who was with me, I was afraid of these men, but he being armed went in with me and took the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner. When the coachman came in he had some gin and ale; he and the man went out together, and said there was no-body they wanted.</p>
<p>Q. to Weller. Did you say so?</p>
<p>Weller. No, my Lord, I did not say so.</p>
<p>Patrick-Darby. I am servant to Mr. Fry; when my master came home, he told us he had been robbed, and the coachman said he knew the man; I went with him to Whitechapel; we were afraid to meddle with him that night; a person led us to the Gentleman and Porter alehouse in Stoney-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Did the coachman tell you the prisoner's name that robbed Mr. Fry?</p>
<p>Darby. No, he did not till he came to White-Chapel.</p>
<p>Q. What did he tell you his name was ?</p>
<p>Darby. He said it was Williams, and described him to me answerable to what he now appears; a this meager man; we went from the Gentleman and Porter to another house, there I checked the coachman for not apprehending him, he said he was afraid of having his brains beat out, upon which we went in again, he told me which was the man, and I took him directly, I had a hanger and some fire-arms, on account of some threatning letters the gentlemen at Bow had received.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have evidences here to prove I was at another place at that time.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-10-person127"> Septimus Moseena
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am tun-man to Alderman Gascoyne, I know the prisoner; one time he was a night man; he has work'd for a pump-maker about five weeks come Monday next, I can neither write nor read, so can't tell the day of the month; on that night I happened to go into the Gentleman and Porter ale-house in Stoney-lane, near Gravel-lane, Houndsditch, about six o'clock at night, I staid till about half an hour after seven; I was obliged to go to my club, at the Punch-bowl in Moor-fields, amongst the brokers; I went and told the society I could not stay, that I must go to my duty; I came back and did my duty, and went to the same alehouse, about a quarter after eleven, and called for a pint of purl, the prisoner was then in the same place, and the same dress, as when I left him; I desired him to go to sea, or into the country for work.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you give that advice?</p>
<p>Moseena. Because I know he now lives with a woman, that does him no service, I had known him five or six years before.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dress'd?</p>
<p>Moseena. He had on two stannel waistcoats very clean, and a white striped cap, he had no coat on.</p>
<p>Q. From what was it you made your observation to know what time of the night it was, as you say you cannot write nor read, nor did observe the day of the month?</p>
<p>Moseena. I was obliged to go to my club at eight o'clock, to pay my money in, when I heard it was past seven I went away, and I was in the alehouse again when the clock struck eleven.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-10-person128"> John Norwood
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person128" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am house-keeper and miller to Mr. Gascoyne; I went into the Gentleman and Porter in Stoney-lane with the other evidence, and had a pint of Porter, there I saw the prisoner, I knew him three years before; he had two stripped slannel waistcoats on and a cap.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a coat on ?</p>
<p>Norwood. No, my Lord, he had not, I staid there till ten o'clock, and was never out of the house only to make water, and that could not be above five minutes at a time, the prisoner was in a box facing me.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160011"/>Q. Did you speak to him?</p>
<p>Norwood. I did more than once or twice, I was not in his company.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him go out?</p>
<p>Norwood. He was out two or three times, but never five minutes together; I left the prisoner in the house when I went away.</p>
<p>Q. Who serves that house with beer?</p>
<p>Norwood. Mr. Dove at Execution-dock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever observe any bad company resort to that house?</p>
<p>Norwood. No never.</p>
<p>Q. Is it a licens'd house?</p>
<p>Norwood. I have heard the licence is taken away.</p>
<p>Q. Could you as you sat, see the prisoner all the time?</p>
<p>Norwood. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say, the prisoner was never out of the house for half an hour together ?</p>
<p>Norwood. I can from my heart.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-10-person129"> John Stimson
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My son keeps the Gentleman and Porter; I was there that Monday night, from ten in the morning to ten at night; I have known the prisoner five or six months; he came in there between four and five in the evening by himself; he called for a pint of beer, I fetch'd it to him; he sat down, and a friend of his gave him a pipe of tobacco, and when Spittle-fields bell was ringing eight, I saw Mr. Moseena come in, and go out again; he was going, he said, to a society.</p>
<p>Q. Was Norwood there?</p>
<p>Stimson. He was, he went out I believe about ten o'clock, the prisoner was there when he was gone; he went away about fifteen minutes after ten.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that ?</p>
<p>Stimson. Because I looked at my watch, I don't know but it might be half an hour after ten; I don't know how my watch might go; Mr. Moseena came back again.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he come back?</p>
<p>Stimson. It was after ten o'clock; but I cannot tell the particular time; I did not look at my watch when he came in.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner there then?</p>
<p>Stimson. He was.</p>
<p>Q. Who went away first, Mr. Moseena, or the prisoner?</p>
<p>Stimson. Mr. Moseena did.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the prisoner stay after he was gone ?</p>
<p>Stimson. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the clock strike eleven?</p>
<p>Stimson. No, I did not. I staid there till after eleven, about four or five minutes; I knew it by my watch hanging up there.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the prisoner go away ?</p>
<p>Stimson. He went away two or three minutes before me.</p>
<p>Q. Has your son a licence?</p>
<p>Stimson. He has not got one yet.</p>
<p>Q. How came you there that night?</p>
<p>Stimson. My son was obliged to be out, and I went to officiate in his place.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he come home?</p>
<p>Stimson. He came home between nine and ten.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner out of your house for any time between four and ten?</p>
<p>Stimson. He could not be out above four minutes without my observation.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-10-person130"> John Over
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the fifteenth or sixteenth of December, I know it was Monday night, between five and six I left work, and went in at the Gentleman and Porter; there was the prisoner; when I went home about a quarter after nine, I left him there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you drink in his company?</p>
<p>Over. No I did not, I remember Moseena being there; when I came home, I went up stairs to fetch the history of
<persName id="t17520116-10-person131"> Robinson Crusoe
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to read; I live about 150 yards from that ale-house.</p>
<p>Q. How do you recollect the time of the night?</p>
<p>Over. We were talking what it was o'clock; and we heard Spittle-fields bell ring eight; the prisoner sat near me, and he never went out of the house while I was there.</p>
<p>Q. to Moseena. How long did you stay the last time you came into that house?</p>
<p>Moseena. I did not stay a long time.</p>
<p>Q. How many minutes?</p>
<p>Moseena. May be about six, seven, or ten minutes ; the prisoner was sitting then in the house, and there I left him.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-10-person132"> John Oliver
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about two years; I was at the Gentleman and Porter with the prisoner, a month ago last Monday night, about a quarter after six o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How near did you sit to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Oliver. He was close by me; I staid till about a quarter after nine, as near as I can guess ; I sat upon the table, and he upon the bench; I took my Tobacco-box out of my pocket, and said it is wore out, I wish I could buy a new one; the prisoner said I have got one in pawn, I will sell it to you.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160012"/>Q. By what do you recollect the time?</p>
<p>Oliver. I went out about a quarter after eight o'clock, and heard Spittle-fields bell ring; the prisoner was not out of my sight all the time I was there; except the time I went out to make water, which was not above five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you see there besides the prisoner?</p>
<p>Oliver. There was one
<persName id="t17520116-10-person133"> John Phillips
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , at the same bench with me.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-10-person134"> John Phillips
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to the Gentleman and Porter about six o'clock; there I saw the prisoner at the bar; I staid there till half an hour after eight; I don't know that I missed him out of my sight, from the time I went in, untill the time I came out; I was in the house also when he was taken: the coachman, and I believe four more, came into the house: they had two pints of beer, they all stood: one had a hanger, which he stood with in his hand like a walking stick: they went out, the coachman was the last man, they were gone about six minutes: then they came in again, I believe there were five of 'em: the coachman was fuddled, he said he had been robbed: saying he did not think much of it, but the dog robbed him: and that the robber was a little fellow in his own hair: the other said, which is the man? the coachman said to the prisoner, how do you do, Will? said I to him, you don't know him, because you have just miss'd his name, they took him away.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-10-person135"> John Dumbleton
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<interp inst="t17520116-10-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Pump-maker: the prisoner was my
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<p>Q. to Fry. When did you see the prisoner first after the robbery?</p>
<p>Fry. I saw him before my Lord-Mayor the day after he was taken, the 18th or 19th of December.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Day. When did you?</p>
<p>Day. I saw him about two or three days after the robbery.</p>
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<p>Q. How could you describe them both, as you did not see the other's face.</p>
<p>Hill. My servant had fight of the other; I went with the men to Justice Fielding's. I gave him the description upon oath of the man who took my things, and my servant described the man who held a pistol to him on the other side. The two men said, by my describing them, their names were one Jennings, the other Rose. The prisoner was some days after that taken up for another crime, and answered the description given by my servant of the man that came on the other side of the coach, and held a pistol to his head. The prisoner there attempted to prove himself at another place at the time, but without success.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found any of your things again?</p>
<p>Hill. No, my Lord, I have not.</p>
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<p>Q. How far off did you see them?</p>
<p>Hurst. I saw them near two-hundred yards before they came up; as they came near the body of the chariot, they both presented a pistol to the
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<p>Q. Which side did he come up on?</p>
<p>Hurst On the left side of the chariot, the other turned about and presented a pistol to me, and said, D - n you. Sir, if you offer to stir, I'll blow your brains out. The man who robb'd my master had on a blue cape coat, with part of the cape put up under his hat behind: I did not see his face, the other had on a long white great coat, buttoned down to the saddle, the cape buttoned as the other's was, with one button under his chin, and put up behind under his hat. After my master had given him his money, he said ; D - n it, that does not do, give me your watch. My master said, it will fetch but little, for it is in a steel cafe; the man said, give it me as it is: then they turned their horses about, and wished him a good night, and went off towards Hampstead?</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner, do you know him?</p>
<p>Hurst. His voice, stature, and features, as much as I could discern, answer to the man who held his pistol to my head.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this robbery committed?</p>
<p>Hurst. It was about five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light enough to discern him?</p>
<p>Hurst. I cannot be positive to swear to him by what I could observe at that time.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Can you judge within two or three inches the height of a man as he sits on horseback?</p>
<p>Hurst. I can within two inches.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have a number of witnesses here to prove where I was at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-11-person141" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I know the prisoner: my husband was arrested the 26th of November, I think it was the day after Christmas-day.</p>
<p>Q. What month is this?</p>
<p>A. Lion. This is December.</p>
<p>Q. What is the next month ?</p>
<p>A. Lion. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since Christmas-day ?</p>
<p>A. Lion. I went to pay money there.</p>
<p>Court. That is not an answer.</p>
<p>A. Lion. I am surprised, I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Court. Take time, and say what you have to say.</p>
<p>A. Lion. I paid some money to Mr. Matthews about a month ago to release my husband: the prisoner was in Mr Matthews's house: Mr. Matthews was busy; I gave the money to Mr. Matthews, the prisoner had words with me, he was sitting in the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Mr. Matthews live?</p>
<p>A. Lion. He lives in Peter's street near Knaves-Acre; the prisoner asked me how I came to be jealous of my husband, and we had words: he said, put this woman out, she is a very noisy woman. I said I would stay there till I got my paper, I sat down and staid about an hour and a half: it was in the afternoon, about half an hour after four o'clock, when I went, and I staid till about half an hour after five: I called for a pint of wine to have my satisfaction.</p>
<p>Q. Satisfaction in what?</p>
<p>A. Lion. Not to be turned out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-11-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , my husband is an officer, the prisoner came pretty late to my house: to the best of my knowledge, it was about three o'clock on the 26th of December: they staid till between six and seven: there were three or four people came in at that time: there was a woman that Mr. Matthews arrested her husband: I paid the money, and she paid me again.</p>
<p>Q. What was her name?</p>
<p>A. Matthews. Her name is Lion, it was the other evidence.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you got any of your goods again ?</p>
<p>Evans. No, I have not.</p>
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<p>Q. Where is this house?</p>
<p>Mace. It is in Whitechapel, next door but one or two to the Bishop Blaze. We carried them home to a lodging house where we lodged in Church-lane, right against the Punch-Bowl: there are a great many people lodge these. In the morning, about seven, I went and knocked Madding up: he lives in the New-change, Rag-Fair: he opened the door and let me in, and I chucked the handkerchiefs down; he looked at them, and said, if I had a thousand, he'd buy them. We bargained, he was to have given me 6 l. for them: he often buys stolen goods: he said, if I would bring the King's Crown to him, he would buy it: he went out, and I never saw him till eight o'clock, then he brought me three pounds, and said, if I'd call in an hour's time, he'd give me three pounds more. I did, he gave me but two pounds ten shillings, so he cheated me of ten shillings. Wooldridge was with me at the time we had used to go picking pockets of handkerchiefs, and sell them to him all over snuff.</p>
<p>Q. What business was you bred to?</p>
<p>Mace. I am an apprentice to a weaver, but I left my master about half a year: Wooldridge did work at brickmaking.</p>
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<p>Q. What shop do you keep?</p>
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<p>Q. Have you found any of your goods again?</p>
<p>E. Athill. No, I have not: the evidence told me every thing I had lost, before I mentioned them to him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>He has been an evidence once or twice before: he came to lodge at the same house where I did: he asked me to take a walk with him, he went before me a little way; he brought me a handkerchief: so we were taken up, and had to Clerkenwell Bridewell, the next day we were let out, and I quitted his company.</p>
<p>Mace. That very night we went down and took these things out of this house.</p>
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<p>Q. How does it open, backwards or forwards?</p>
<p>Day. It opens backwards into my yard: and I found the parlour window broke open in the fore part of my house, the iron bar that is keyed on the inside: the bolt was drawn thro' and taken away: I missed two spades, which I had put into my cellar over night, five bottles of cyder, the belt and the key: what beer they took in the cellar, I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Were these places all fast at your going to bed ?</p>
<p>Day. They were to my certain knowledge, at about nine o'clock, and the Tyles all on the house: but in the morning, there were two of them taken off a place that jetts out over my cellar door: that door was broke open by the staple being bent: about a week or ten days after I heard the prisoners had been drinking cyder: and having been told one of them was a lusty Black, I seeing Robertson at St. Mary Overs, I apprehended him; then he told us where he sold the spades, and owned he broke open the cellar, and that Jackson and one Conningham were along with him: we went and found one spade, where he told me, at Rotherhithe, just by the Boatswain and Call: I asked him how he came to my house, he said he would go to any house where he could get any thing to make money of: I know nothing against the other prisoner, except what Robertson said: (one spade was produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-14-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to the prosecutor's house, on the 24th of November in the morning: I saw the cellar door open: I went round the house, and found a place with three or four pan-tyles off: the bar was down belonging to the parlour window: the pin and key was pulled thro', and both gone: I was at the apprehending the Black at the Bottle-glass-house, St. Mary Overs : he owned to the breaking open the place: he said one Conningham had been through the tyling, and that Jackson took the pane of glass out of the window.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Jackson say any thing about it?</p>
<p>Lankey. No, I never did: I have known him from a child, and I never heard, or knew any ill of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-14-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Rotherhithe : there were two labouring men came to me: I believe Robertson the Black was one of them: it is about five or six weeks ago: they asked me (as I break up ships) for work, I told them it was a dead time of the year: the Black said he had been from London Bridge, a great way, and could get no work: that as he had not any victuals, he must sell his spade, he asked me two shillings and six pence for it: I offered him one shilling and six pence: I went backwards, about my business, he went away, and some time after he came again, and let me have it.</p>
<p>Q. I Robertson the Black you mention?</p>
<p>Lankey. I think he is, I never saw him but then and now.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the other person that was with him?</p>
<p>Lankey. No, I know the other prisoner is not the man: the prosecutor came to my house for the spade which has been produced, and they had it away.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-14-person169"> Joseph Newcomb
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<interp inst="t17520116-14-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I desired the prosecutor to let me leave my spade the 23d of Nov. at his house: I left it, and it was put into the cellar.</p>
<p>Robertson's defence.</p>
<p>This man took me up in the Glass-house ; he persuaded me to swear against Jackson : I said I don't know such a man as Jackson, no farther than that I worked with him in the Brick-fields last Summer; he said if I would swear against him, I should have fifty pounds reward : I never was that way in my life: I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-14-person170"> Henry Monk
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<interp inst="t17520116-14-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to Mr. Scot, and look after his Brick-kilns, by St. George's-fields: I employed Robertson the Black about three months, I knew nothing of him before.</p>
<p>Q. When was he discharged from your work?</p>
<p>Monk. I believe about a week before the time of the robery.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-14-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Robertson about six or seven months: I never knew any ill of him.</p>
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<p>For Robertson see No. 76, in Sir William Calvert's Mayoralty.</p>
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<p>My landlady takes in lodgers : there were two or three more carpenters lay in the same room. I used to go home at night in due time.</p>
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<p>(a) The prisoner being a Frenchman, and not understanding English, he was allowed an interpreter, and tried by a jury of half foreigners, at his own request.</p>
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<p>Cross examin'd.</p>
<p>Q. What did you leave the warrant in Williams's hand for?</p>
<p>Thomas. For him to deliver it to the Headborough; it was he that employed me.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Constable see you deliver it?</p>
<p>Thomas. Yes, Sir, and said he'd execute it if he could.</p>
<p>[The warrant was read in court, dated December 9, 1751, signed by Mr. Justice Foster.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-16-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Weaver, and live in Betnnal-Green Parish : I remember Mr. Thomas, the Tipstaff, delivering that warrant to me, in the presence of the officer in his own house, on the 15th of December, there being no possibility of coming at the prisoner, about four or five in the
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<p>Q. Where was the deceased when the door was flung open?</p>
<p>Williams. He was standing upon the landing-place.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the warrant then?</p>
<p>Williams. I had it then in my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What was done upon Cutting's going into the room?</p>
<p>Williams. I saw them close directly in the center of the room.</p>
<p>Q. Was the door opened, do you think, by violence, or otherwise?</p>
<p>Williams. There seemed to be no force, I believe it was thrown open by the woman within: they being two strong men, I imagined I saw something of a struggling ; I supposed the prisoner went to turn him out of the room; I called while I was upon the stairs for assistance; for when we went up, we had no design upon the man, therefore we were unprepared : one
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<interp inst="t17520116-16-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was the first. As I was going out, when I got at the bottom of the stairs, there stood one Virtue Hughes, said he, where is the warrant? here it is, said I, I delivered it to him and went over to his house, and said, I believed the man was taken : then I returned to go up again, which was in about five or six minutes, and I saw the deceased at the bottom of the stairs, with his hand to his side, saying, I am killed, I am killed! I passed by him and went up stairs in Brezeau's room, where I found Mr. Hughes,
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<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. How came the constable to return the warrant again to you?</p>
<p>Williams. I imagine it to be because he and I had agreed to make no attempt to take him that night.</p>
<p>Q. What trade was Cutting?</p>
<p>Williams. He was a Weaver.</p>
<p>Q. Did the deceased offer to come down when you took hold of his foot?</p>
<p>Williams. He did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you talk to each other on the stairs ?</p>
<p>Williams. Not a word.</p>
<p>Q. Was he standing with his back to the fire, or the door?</p>
<p>Williams. He was standing with his face to the door, in the middle of the room.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a large or small room?</p>
<p>Williams. There was a bed and a loom in it; I imagine it not to be a small room.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner say any thing when Cutting went into the room?</p>
<p>Williams. I did not hear him say any thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing upon seeing the door open?</p>
<p>Williams. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he advance towards the prisoner, or the prisoner towards him?</p>
<p>Williams. I cannot tell, it was in a moment.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did they close?</p>
<p>Williams. I imagined it was the design in the struggling to try which should get the better.</p>
<p>Q. Who was with the deceased when you went to tell him your thoughts were laid aside for that night?</p>
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<p>Q. Was any body within the hearing the deceased when he ask'd you to go up stairs ?</p>
<p>Williams. Leonard Provost was.</p>
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<p>Williams. They were very narrow, I was obliged to clap my back against the wall to let him get by.</p>
<p>Q. How came you, seeing a man go into the room improperly, and having this warrant in your pocket, to let a man pass you, and you not go up to second him?</p>
<p>Williams. I imagined the warrant was of no effect in my possession, and accordingly. I run down stairs to deliver it to Hughes that he might come up and serve it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go up with him?</p>
<p>Williams. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-16-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 15th of December I was at the bottom of the prisoner's stairs: I heard Mr. Williams, come running down, crying out assistance: I advanced up directly, I pass'd by him on the stairs: I heard the cry of murder very load, I apprehended it to be Mr. Cutting's voice: I knew it well: I went up, the door was fast, it: had a thin latch, I clap'd my hand upon it in order to open it, and said, open the door, they did not: I was by myself about a minute or two, there the man cry'd out murder all the while, he repeated it a good many times.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear above one voice ?</p>
<p>Provost. I heard none but Cutting's voice: I am sure it was his voice, and the cry was murder.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any bufallng about?</p>
<p>Provost. I did not, Mr. Hughes, and Mr. Gosset came up: they knocked at the door, and Mr. Hughes said, open the door here is an officer: we asked them several times: they did not, the man was then crying murder, we pushed against the door, and burst it open: the first: thing I observed was Cutting: he was lying on the bed, on his back, and the prisoner bent over him, and something betwixt them: I saw they both had their hands upon the thing: I clapt the prisoner on the right shoulder and said, you villain you are murdering the man: I had no sooner said so, but the sword was drawn out of the deceased's body, and extended upwards by the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner's feet on the floor ?</p>
<p>Provost. They were, Mr. Bennet clapp'd hold of the prisoner's wrist and rung the hanger out of his hand: the deceased got up and went down stairs, and said he was murdered and killed, &c. the prisoner did not speak a word at that time: I saw the deceased again about eleven o'clock at night: he had two wounds, one was under his pap, and the other lower down on the side of his belly: and his finger were cut on one hand. I saw the hanger afterwards Woody; I asked the deceased before several people, who killed him? he was in his senses, and answered, Brezeau the Frenchman: I asked him with what, he said with a sword: I asked him how many times he stabb'd him: he said twice, he was asked the same over again, he answered as before.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give any further account?</p>
<p>Provost. No, he did not, this was about eleven at night.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you go up with the deceased and Williams ?</p>
<p>Provost. Because I heard Mr. Williams say, they did not think of taking the prisoner that night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear murder call'd out before or after Mr. Williams call'd assistance?</p>
<p>Provost. It was after that, I heard that try as soon as I passed Mr. Williams.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been at the door, before Mr. Hughes came up ?</p>
<p>Provost. He came up about a minute or two after I was there.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did the door open ?</p>
<p>Provost. It opened inwards.</p>
<p>Q. How far is the bed from the fire place?</p>
<p>Provost. I believe it is about three yards distance: the fire is on the right hand side going in, and the bed stands facing the fire: there was a small table by the fire, and a loom in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Can you give any account who took hold of the hanger first?</p>
<p>Provost. No, I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. How were they struggling? in what manner ?</p>
<p>Provost. The prisoner was like bearing the instrument towards the deceased.</p>
<p>Q. Was the door locked or bolted ?</p>
<p>Provost. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Virtue Hughes. I am headborough : I went to the prisoner's lodgings about seven o'Clock that night: one Mr. Liesaword came running to my house, and said, Come along, there is murder called out: I asked for Mr. Williams, I went over; and at the bottom of the stairs I met him: I asked for the warrant, he gave it me: Mr. Gosset and Mr. Bennet went up to the landing place: I heard a man call out Murder ! Murder! Murder! which surprised me very much: I clapp'd my thumb on the latch, and shov'd the door hard, but the door would not open: I ordered Mr. Gosset and Mr. Bennet to break it open they did: Bennet
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160019"/> crowded by me; I saw the deceased on his back on the bed, and the prisoner over him, his arm went backwards and forwards, I pulled out my staff as soon as I got in, and Mr. Bennet took hold on the prisoner, he turned about, and was going to chop me down; Bennet caught hold on his arm, and said, take care of the sword, and twisted it out of the prisoner's hand: the deceased went out, and dapped his hand on the side of his belly, saying, Oh, I am stabb'd, I am kill'd, I am a dead man! his fingers were bloody, at the same time while they were struggling the candle went out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe where the deceased's hands were.</p>
<p>Hughes. No, Sir, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any more instruments besides the hanger ?</p>
<p>Hughes. No, not as I saw: I believe the deceased had never a stick: I don't remember I ever saw the deceased or prisoner before that day: we secured the prisoner, and brought him down to my house; I left people with him, and went into another room to the deceased, he was sitting in a two-arm chair, and a surgeon examining the wounds: I could not see them then as I did when the Corner was there, then I saw four wounds on the sore part of his body.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with the prisoner about it after that?</p>
<p>Hughes. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Cross examin'd.</p>
<p>Q. Did y ou observe whether there was a lock on the door?</p>
<p>Hughes. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe whether the bolt or staple were broke or bent?</p>
<p>Hughes. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner and the deceased struggling ?</p>
<p>Hughes. I cannot say as to that; I saw the prisoner on the deceased holding him back, and his hand up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Cutting's hands on the instrument?</p>
<p>Hughes. No, I did not: Mr. Bennet ran directly by me, in such a hurry, that I did not observe the deceased's hands.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think he held the instrument up to prevent farther mischief, or to chop you down ?</p>
<p>Hughes. I think to chop me down.</p>
<p>Q. Can you be positive as to that ?</p>
<p>Hughes. I will not be positive, I cannot tell a man's mind.</p>
<p>Q. Did he strike ?</p>
<p>Hughes. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell but what the extending his arm was upon Mr. Bennet's holding his arm up?</p>
<p>Hughes. I cannot tell but that might be the case.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in that room before?</p>
<p>Hughes. No, I never was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-16-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went into the prisoner's room with the last evidence: I observed the prisoner lying on the deceased, and his hand moving backwards and forwards: I observed something to glitter in his hand; I stopped down and said, he has got a sword in his hand: I took hold of him, and drew up his hand: I called out immediately, and twisted the sword out of his hand, as he threw it up. (The hanger produced in court. )</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the deceased move his hands?</p>
<p>Bennet. I was not so nigh the bed as to see that.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner hold on the hist?</p>
<p>Bennet. He had, and the other's hands were cut all to pieces with it.</p>
<p>Q. For what you know, the struggle might be to strive who should have the hanger ?</p>
<p>Bennet. It might for ought I know: I heard the officer demand the King's peace several times before.</p>
<p>Q. In what position were they when you entered the room?</p>
<p>Bennet. The deceased was lying on his back on the bed, the other leaning over him on his knees, half bent.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the wounds afterwards ?</p>
<p>Bennet. I did, they were all on his left side.</p>
<p>Q. On which side did the prisoner lie ?</p>
<p>Bennet. On the right side.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the candle go out?</p>
<p>Bennet. When I first went in, the candle was alight, and till after I got the sword: I laid hold of the prisoner's cloaths, by the nape of his neck, and pull'd him from the deceased, when the deceased got up and said, I am killed, I am stabbed, I am dead; he went down stairs, and I went to the door with him. While I was gone the prisoner flung down Provost and Gosset on the opposite side of the bed: Gosset called for assistance, and I went
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160020"/> back and laid hold on the prisoner, and said, you have done mischief enough. While I was with him, on the other side the bed, the candle was put out, I cannot say how, or by what.</p>
<p>Q. Do you imagine the prisoner was going to make a blow at any body when he extended his sword upwards?</p>
<p>Bennet. I did imagine that, and no otherwise.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see his Wife?</p>
<p>Bennet. She was in the room after I had taken him from Gosset: she came from the fire-side, and took the sword out of my hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-16-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About seven o'Clock I was at the Headborough's door along with him: he, Bennet, and I, upon hearing the dismal cry of murder, went up the stairs to the prisoner's room as fast as we could: the officer said to me; do you break open the door; said I, you are the officer, do you: I clapped my two hands with violence to it, but it would not open; then I turned my back part, and forc'd it open, and tumbled into the room: I saw the deceased lying on his back, and the prisoner bent over him, as if he was spitting a pig: With my fall I turned round, and saw the sword: I said, as I recovered myself, he has got a sword in his hand: the prisoner drew the sword out of the deceased's body; I saw it go up, and it seemed to fall again: I said to Bennet, catch hold on his hand: he made a blow at me, the officer, and all of us together.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. How did he make a blow ?</p>
<p>Gosset. By turning his body about.</p>
<p>Q. What trade are you?</p>
<p>Gosset. I'm a Weaver.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the wounds afterwards?</p>
<p>Gosset. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Supposing the deceased had had the instrument in his body, I want to know whether it must not have passed through him?</p>
<p>Gosset. I say I saw him, like spitting of a pig, stooping, moving forwards, I don't say backwards and forwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see no struggling?</p>
<p>Gosset. No, none.</p>
<p>Q. Can you talk French?</p>
<p>Gosset. Yes, as well as I can English.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you in French expostulate with the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Gosset. I asked him how he could be guilty of killing that man? I spoke but little French to him, only to get him to the officer's house; then he struggled, so that the candle was knocked out of the candlestick.</p>
<p>Q. What was his answer?</p>
<p>Gosset. He gave me but little answer; he said, the man was a rogue and a thief; and that he, held his cutteau, and the man jumped upon it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he took the man to be a thief?</p>
<p>Gosset. He might say so.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you swear before the Corner, that he said he thought the man to be a thief ?</p>
<p>Gosset. I don't know but I did.</p>
<p>Q. Do you contribute to the carrying on this prosecution?</p>
<p>Gosset. The widow carries it on?</p>
<p>Q. Do you contribute towards it?</p>
<p>Gosset. We have assisted her to buy her some cloaths to go to the burying.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you contributed towards the carrying on this prosecution?</p>
<p>Gosset. I have given some money to her and her friends?</p>
<p>Q. Did you fall to the floor at coming into the room?</p>
<p>Gosset. I did not fall, I made a sort of a stumbling.</p>
<p>Q. Did he strike at the officer and you?</p>
<p>Gosset. There was a sort of an offer; his hand came downwards, somewhat falling, had it not been prevented; it came almost by my face.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner and the deceased before?</p>
<p>Gosset. No, never.</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proceedings with be publish'd in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160021"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Thursday the 16th, Friday the 17th, Saturday the 18th, and Monday the 20th of January.</p>
<p>In the 25th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honble
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<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
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<persName id="t17520116-16-person200"> John Milward
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<interp inst="t17520116-16-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> after he had received these wounds, on Sunday the 15th of December, about a quarter after seven in the evening; he was sitting in an arm chair, in a bent posture; I observed one on the left side of his belly; that wound appeared very small; I passed my finger into it, and found it went between the Muscles and the Abdomen; but did not pass into the belly; he was very languid, as if dying, which I could not account for from that wound; so ordered him to be stripped and laid down; I gave him a little pain, and nobody being there to put him as I wanted him, I told the people, if they would get him to bed, as I lived near, I would return; so I went back: I was fetched again, in about an hour and half, and examined him on the bed, and found another wound under his left pap, I passed my finger into it, and found it went between his ribbs; I found a great quantity of extravasated blood, that seemed to proceed from the loins on each side the back-bone; I perceived there was a blood vessel wounded, and the Abdomen was full of blood; I dressed both the wounds; there was another small wound on one of his fingers on the left hand; I observed no other wound at all: after the man was dead, the people described more wounds on his body, but I found it was only blood dried on his body, which with my finger I scratched off.</p>
<p>Q. How deep do you imagine the wound might be?</p>
<p>Milkward. I believe it might be seven or eight inches deep; it went thro' part of the loins and into the Viscera cavity downwards: it had let out most of the blood of the body into the cavity of the Abdomen; that wound was the occasion of his death.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did that wound go upwards or downwards?</p>
<p>Milward. It went rather downwards.</p>
<p>Q. You have heard what the witnesses have deposed as to the position of the two men on the bed, do you think that wound could be given while in that position?</p>
<p>Milward. No, Sir, I believe it could not; I apprehend the wound given at that time was the other which was in the lower part of the belly, which ascended into the stomach.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think it might not be done in struggling for the hanger?</p>
<p>Milward. I think it is impossible it should; that which went into the stomach might be given as he was lying.</p>
<p>Q. Which wound do you imagine most mortal?</p>
<p>Milward. That which went downwards, not but the other in its consequences might have been mortal had not the downward been given.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence</p>
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<p>The Revd. Mr. Bouldone. I have known the prisoner a few months; I always looked upon him to be a man of a good character, a quiet peaceable man, and religiously disposed.</p>
<p>The Revd. Mr. Emanuel. The prisoner used to attend divine service with me, he was a good protestant; I have taken notice of him from my pulpit, of his assiduity at divine service; since this fatal accident, I have been very particular in enquiring after his character; I have found him to be an honest laborious man ; he has been in England about two years.</p>
<p>Mr. Lamboe. The prisoner has been in England about two years and half; he was in my service ; I never knew him but an honest, sober, quite, and religious man.</p>
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<p>Mr. Gyles. I have known him about a year and half, his general character is that of a very honest industrious man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-16-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about a year and half ; I have been in his company many times; he is a very honest sober man: I belong to Mr. Emanuel's congregation; I used to see him there most Sundays; I was much surprised when I heard of this fatal accident: I always took him to be a very godly man, not at all disposed to acts of cruelty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-16-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about a year and half, I used to see him at our church, in my own pew, every Sunday since I have been here: he seemed very attentive; I always looked upon him to be a religious peaceable dispos'd man, quiet and honest as any in the world.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-19-person215" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am an apprentice of the deceased's; I came down in the morning about eight o'clock; I don't know the day of the month, but it was not long before Christmas, in order to light a fire, all the doors were open; I went into the shop to find a candle, and could not get by; there was the prisoner's candle standing in a little room by the shop; there I found the deceased lying, with her head under the bench, with a gown, one stannel petticoat, and an apron on: I went up stairs to a lodger, a Butcher, who lies in the prisoner's room, and I said, Oh, Lord! my mistress is dead! he came down with me, and saw her, and said, so she is !
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<p>Q. What time did the prisoner go to bed over night ?</p>
<p>E. Dickerson. I believe he went to bed about half an hour after nine; I went to bed about ten, at which time I left two butchers below as merry as could be: I found the prisoner's cloaths in the parlour where the candle was.</p>
<p>Q. What room had your mistress used to lie in?</p>
<p>E. Dickerson. She used to lie in the fore chamber.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a bed in the shop?</p>
<p>E. Dickerson. No, there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Was her bed made in the morning?</p>
<p>E. Dickerson. No, it was as it us'd to be when she gets out of it. I never was in the room before she was dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-19-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner said to me in Newgate, the day after Christmas-day, that when he was committing the murder, he saw the light of Monk's lanthorn, as he was passing by, thro' the slits of the door. We asked him in what manner he began this barbarous murder? he said, he first tied her legs; after which she asked him several questions, as, what business had he there? do you want to lie with me? saying, if you do, you are welcome; that he said, I don't want to hurt a hair of your head, mistress; then he desired the money she had got, and the keys to get some cloaths belonging to a baker that had lodged in the house, and is gone to sea; that she denied him very strongly, and said he should have no such thing; that then he began with violence, with one hand over her nose and the other on her throat: that this was below stairs, between four and five in the morning.</p>
<p>Mr. Hasler. I am the constable. I did not hear of this till ten o'clock; I went to the house, of the deceased, the sign of the
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<interp inst="t17520116-19-person217" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , a publick-house; there was Mr. Purchase, who said he would go and take the prisoner, if any body would bear his charges: I gave him orders to pursue him, and had instructions to tell him his charges should be paid. As we were arguing about going to Gravesend, there came a waterman, named Veal, who had carried him up the water to Billingsgate; he shewed us a hat, which was known to be the prisoner's, saying, the prisoner had bought a new one at a shop.</p>
<p>Mr. Lewis. I had given him that old hat some time before.</p>
<p>Hasler continues. We agreed to make a galley: and row after him; we did, and we went by all the Gravesend boats, till we came to the first, which we boarded, and there found the prisoner ; we put him into our vessel, and took a silver table spoon, nine half crowns, one silver buckle, an old chain, a crooked shilling, a silver groat, a silver two pence or three-pence, a bag of halfpence, and ten shillings and one penny in king Charles's farthings, out of his pocket; also a silver watch. I took a gold rin g off his finger. He had on his back a coat, green waistcoat, and breeches; which cloaths belong to one Cocker, who is gone to sea, and were pawned to the deceased for three pounds. He had also a piece of Holland, which we took. All produced in court. He told me coming up in the boat, that he asked for the cloaths and she denied him; that he then put his thumb behind her wind-pipe, and his other hand on her nose and mouth, and in three minutes she gave over struggling, and was quite dead. I carried the prisoner and things before Justice Berry, who sealed up all the things; when we took the prisoner out of the boat, he said I am glad I am taken, for I am weary of my life, and am willing to die. He produced a piece of waxed thread eight times doubled; this was about the woman's neck. The prisoner is a Shoemaker by trade.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-19-person218" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Coming from Limehouse I heard there was a woman killed. I came to Poplar, and saw her lying dead at the coming in at a door in a little shop on her back, with her legs tied with a cord. I told the people I thought I could take the prisoner before the next Night, then came the waterman with his hat (the rest as the former witness, being at the taking the prisoner, with this addition) that the prisoner put his own fingers on each side his own nose, with the palm of his hand on his mouth, to shew them how he stopp'd her breath; that he put a wax thread about her neck first; and that it stuck and would not stide, and then he proceeded to stop her mouth.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-19-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When we took this man into our boat, he asked if she was dead; I said I did not know, but the people said she was; he said he did not expect she could live above two minutes after he left her; he said he was a dead man, and desired to die for it. The rest as the others.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-19-person220" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waterman, I belong to the wherry : after the prisoner was brought into her I heard him say he did the murder. The rest as the former Witnesses.</p>
<p>Mr. Brown. I live right opposite to the deceased's
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160025"/> house. On Tuesday the 17th day of Dec. I had been ill of the goat, my servant came up to me, and said Mrs. Craberee was murdered, and that it was reported that Hill had murdered her. I with difficulty got over the way; I found she was dead ; the prisoner had before told me, he had a design to go to Dunkirk, to one Curtis, a smuggler, who had sent for him there: while we were settling the rout came a waterman, who told us he had carried the prisoner up to Billingsgate; he described him in the cloaths that are produced here: I knowing the cloaths were left in Mrs. Craberee's house, they pursued and brought him back to Poplar ; I was not able to go. I asked him how he came to do the murder; he answered it was too late, he did do it, and that he was willing to die for it. We took him into the room where he had left his old cloaths, there we made him pull off the cloaths he had on, and put on his own again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-19-person221" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Brown. On the Morning the Murder was committed, I came down as usual, and saw a light in the deceased's house a little after three o'clock, in the prisoner's room. and also I saw a light in that room where he stript and left his cloaths: about eight the girl got up and opened the door, and said her mistress was dead. Lewis and I went in and found her in that condition he has mentioned. I took the waxed thread from off her neck; it was not tight, it was crossed behind her neck, to draw each way. I saw her legs tied, but did not take that string off; that was with wax'd thread also. He told me in Newgate, the day after Christmas day, that he saw me go by with my candle and lanthorn, to call the men to the brew-house, through the cracks of the door, when he was committing the murder.</p>
<p>His confession produced in court and read, to this purport.</p>
<p>Middlesex. The free and voluntary confession of Samuel Hill of Poplar, Blackwall, before me one of his Majesty's justices of the peace, Dec. 17, 1751.</p>
<p>'' That he was a lodger in the house of
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<p>Hasler declared this confession was read to the prisoner before he made his mark to it, and that he saw the Justice sign it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was taken in the boat, when I was asked for I said here am I; they laid hold on me and pulled me out, I thought they were going to tare me to pieces ; one had hold on one arm, and another, another, and others to my legs ; I did not know what I said or did; I declare they tied my legs, when I came up to Poplar, there they said hang him, hang him; I was so terrified I did not know what to do; I never wronged any body of money, (thank God.) Before the justice, I being a stranger, one said one thing, another, another; I was in liquor, I did not know what I said; I have lived in good circumstances, and have suffered hardship, that I did not care what became of my life; I desire any of the gentlemen would speak what they know of my behaviour.</p>
<p>Mr. Brown to the question. He has been an idle fellow; the woman's husband was a shoe-maker, he had worked with him; he always spent his money as fast as he got it; I have another indictment against him, and witnesses to prove the cloaths to be the property of Cocker, and the watch the property of the widow.</p>
<p>Q. to Hasler. Was he in liquor when before the justice ?</p>
<p>Hasler. I believe he was a little in liquor, but not so far as to have lost his understanding.</p>
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<p>Q. When had you seen the things last?</p>
<p>J. Farrel. They were there when the prisoner came into the house, and I lifted the box the Sunday following into another place; it then was heavy.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you miss the things?</p>
<p>J. Farrel. I missed them on Saturday was seven-night after they came: when we went out that time I was speaking of, he left word, if his wife should come he would be in presently. I ran out, and left the candle in the room, to get somebody to take him, there being nobody in the house; before I came again he had opened the parlour door and took the key and was gone. On the Monday morning following I went with a bit of the same of one of the gowns, and found it at Mr. Beesley's a pawnbroker in St. Martin's-lane. I found also a yellow petticoat, and another gown, at Mr. Frear's in Budge-Row. I took the woman and carried her to Justice Fielding's; there she confessed where the rest of the things were; that some of them were at another pawnbroker's in Aldersgate street. [The Goods were produced in court, and deposed to] I had observed, when they were at my house, the woman would carry things out in her apron.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-20-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Frear's. On Saturday the 14th of Dec. the two prisoners pledged the pink gown with me; they passed for man and wife. I had seen the woman wear the gown; she had a linnen gown out, and left that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-20-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Beesley. The woman bought the yellow gown and petticoat to me the 9th of Dec. I saw nothing of the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-20-person233" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. On the 9th of Dec. the two prisoners came together as man and wife; they said these good were their own; I took them in: they were left in the name of Thomas and
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<interp inst="t17520116-20-person234" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She shewed the man's hand writing on a bit of paper, and produced a bundle of the things mentioned.</p>
<p>Holland's Defence.</p>
<p>I never delivered any thing of the writing, nor do I know any thing of the things.</p>
<p>Willis's Defence.</p>
<p>I never delivered any thing to the people. I cannot either write or read: I never stole the things I'll assure you.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-21-person245" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> used to work for me. I took the boy before the justice, he confessed voluntarily that he took the two shirts out of a drawer, and one silver buckle, and all the things mentioned, and carried them to
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<interp inst="t17520116-21-person246" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and she sold them, all but the check apron; he said she used to come in the morning, and ask him if he had any thing to pawn; she would return it again, and his master and mistress should know nothing of it; he said he had but eight-pence half-penny of her.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found any of the things again?</p>
<p>Cook. I have not.</p>
<p>Q. Did the woman acknowledge any thing?</p>
<p>Cook. No, my lord, she denied it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-21-person247" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard the boy say she used to come to him before his master and mistress were up, and ask him for things; and he gave the things to her mentioned here ; and that she gave him some half pence ; I also heard her say she sold one of the shirts for fifteen pence.</p>
<p>Q. When did you hear this?</p>
<p>Dixon. Last Wednesday in Newgate; I asked her whether she knew any thing of the things mentioned, she said the spoon was stopped, where she carried it, till she fetched the right owner, and she never went again; and that she pawned the spoon for a shilling, and carried the odd buckle to sell, and was stopped with it, and that the boy brought these things to her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-21-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The boy confessed before he went before the justice, to me, that he stole the things, mentioning them by name ; and the woman confessed to me in Newgate last Wednesday, that she received them of the boy; and sold the shirt, pawned the apron for a shilling, and the spoon and buckle were stopped; and that she had given the boy some half-pence and pence.</p>
<p>Q. Did she know this was Mr. Cook's apprentice?</p>
<p>White. She did.</p>
<p>Hutchin's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Hurt's defence.</p>
<p>I was fuddled, they told me I should be cleared; I know not what I said, but I never received any thing of the boy.</p>
<p>Q. to White Did you make her any promisses, or threaten her, when she told you, as you have said ?</p>
<p>White. No, my Lord, I did not.</p>
<p>Mrs. Dixon answers the same, to the same questions.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-22-person254" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Taylor; I came down stairs betwixt four and five; the bitch made a noise; my master knocked to know whether any of us were up; I went down, and the bitch followed me into the tap room; the prisoner struck me down with a stick; I had a candle in my hand; I saw his face at that time; I said, in the name of God, what do you do here? I cry'd out murder ; I ran up stairs, he followed me, and struck me down again upon the Stairs; then he made down into the cellar; then my master and others went down, and in about half an hour's time, they brought him up stairs; he had this napkin about his neck, and this table-cloth about his body, like a brewer's apron, my master's son's hat on his head, and one of our cafe knives in his bosom; I heard him tell my master, he got in at the kitchen window, and through the entry into the hay-loft, with two others with him, and another came afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-22-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; on New-year's-day I was knocked up out of my bed to come to the prosecutor's: when I came there, they had got the prisoner in one of the boxes in the taproom: I said, what, Will, are you come again? I had carried him to Bridewell before; I thought your time had not been expired; said he, I was turned out yesterday ; said I, you look to have a better hat on than you had on in Bridewell; Mr. Taylor looked at it, and said, it was his son's hat; then the prisoner said, he took it out of a band-box up stairs; then Mr. Taylor began to feel on his apron, and said, what have you got here, this is my table cloth, where did you get it? he said, he had it from out of the kitchen; then he took the napkin from round the prisoner's neck; then the prosecutor asked him, how he could come here again; he said, he and two more men agreed in Bridewell, when they got out, to come and rob the house, and gave an account how they got in, &c.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I went through the entry, and lay on the mow; I was hungry, and did not know what to do, so I went in and got somewhat to eat, and took that knife to eat with; I had had no victuals for five days before.</p>
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<p>105. (M.)
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<p>Mary Stiles. My husband's name is Paul; I keep a cloaths shop. On the Monday before Christmas, about eight o'clock, the prisoner came in with a pretence to light her candle, and, in a stumbling manner, lighted it ; I was backwards ; she and her mother lodged in my garret; she came to light it a second time; after that I went towards my counter, and saw it stripped of the goods mentioned, which were lying there before; I went up to her apartment ; I found her all alone there; she endeavoured to get as way, when she heard there was an officer sent for, in searching her, a person saw something on the tyles, near her window; I went, and out of her window I poked somewhat down; it was taken up below, and proved to be one of the linnen gowns. ( Produced in court and deposed to) I have found nothing else.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any other person in the shop
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<p>M. Stiles. There were none but one girl who came in with the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did that other girl go up stairs?</p>
<p>M. Stiles. I don't know that she did?</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Mrs. Stiles came and challenged me with these things, after I had been an hour and half in the washhouse; I knew nothing of that gown: she said before the Justice, she had lost many things before, and that, as she had lit of me she would hang me, and make me pay for all.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-24-person265" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged with me last summer: I never found no other of her than honest.</p>
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<p>108. (M.)
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<p>He was a second time indicted for
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520116-27-off145 t17520116-27-victim279"/> </persName> , privately, in the shop of the said John </rs>, Dec. 6. *</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did he say upon what occasion he was used so?</p>
<p>H. Shears. No, my Lord, he did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to Tyburn that day, to see the prisoners die; the deceased was there with his cart and horses: there was a sort of a skirmish, and the deceased was striving to get his horses and cart from the prisoner, and two or three more, who had got them from him: the prisoner would not let him have them, and the man that drove the horses threatened to knock his brains out, if he did not go about his business.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Munday. This was at Tyburn: they took his horses by the head, and drove them where they pleased: they drove them down to Bay's-Water, a place beyond Tyburn, about a quarter of a mile, where they staid and drank, and from thence back by Tyburn quite to Tower Hill, with two of the dead bodies in the cart, which they left on the Hill; I saw them use the horses very bad; the prisoner had a hanger under his coat; I saw him pull it out when the deceased came to him, and cut him over the head.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this done?</p>
<p>Munday. It was after they returned from Bay's Water, about 'ten yards on this side Tyburn; he went bare headed after his cart, with the blood running down his ears; I saw him following his cart almost by Nibs's Pound, that is on this side the Turnpike ; he went to a surgeon to be dressed, and I saw him no more.</p>
<p>Q. Did Shears follow his cart to Bay's Water?</p>
<p>Munday. No, he did not, the mob kept him back.</p>
<p>Q. Who put the bodies into that cart ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160030"/>Munday. The prisoner and two or three more did, against Shears's consent.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you when you saw the blow?</p>
<p>Munday. I was standing about a hundred yards off under the wall.</p>
<p>Q. Were there many people between you and them?</p>
<p>Munday. There were not many; and I was upon a bank, I had a full command of the mob, there was a scuffle with other people with sticks, before the hanger was drawn.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Munday. I had seen him many times before.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you see the prisoner in the Gate-house since?</p>
<p>Munday. I did, I went there to see a young man that was there, the prisoner wanted me to come in, but I would not.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you tell him there, that he was not concerned in this murder, but it was two other people?</p>
<p>Munday. No, I never told him so.</p>
<p>Q. How came it he was not seized at that time ?</p>
<p>Munday. There was such a mob, no body would trouble themselves with him; there were near a quarter of a hundred chairmen and milkmen, seemed to be all concerned in taking away the cart horses, with the bodies.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner along with the deceased's cart and horses that day, driving them as far as Tower-hill; but I did not see the first beginning of it, I was at the execution and saw the first body put into the cart; there were several concerned in it ; I did not follow the cart to Bay's-water ; I saw the prisoner with the rest coming back from thence ; I saw the cart come back thro' the Turnpike and the deceased came after it with blood running down half inch thick; I saw the prisoner with the rest of the mob, at Tower-hill; I followed them, they put the bodies down on Tower-hill, and the constables came and took hold of the prisoner, also another, named Kit. Williams, they were let to go away again, the prisoner was taken up, which was a fortnight ago, and had before justice Fielding, he denied that he was at Tyburn that day; but when Kitt Williams came there, the prisoner owned he was at Tyburn, but said he had nothing but a stick in his hand.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Who took the prisoner?</p>
<p>Latimore. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was he not at large then?</p>
<p>Latimore. He was in the street, I met him by accident.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner, and some more, put two bodies up in the deceased's cart, against the consent of the deceased, who said, gentlemen I hope you will be so good, as not to throw these dead bodies up into my cart; for I am obliged to go home about some business.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them go towards Bay's-water ?</p>
<p>Hilton. I did not, but I saw them coming from thence; they stopped at the Bridge, there lay one dead body; there was one in his cart before, then the prisoner and others threw that up into the cart, and away they drove; swearing by their Maker very much, how they would serve him if he did not lend them his horses and cart, he called them gentlemen, and begged and prayed to have them; they used him very ill, and called him thief; the prisoner was riding on the top of the copses ; he had a hanger under his cloaths, he drew it out, he swore by G - d, and other bitter oaths, if the deceased did not get away, and let go his horses, he would jump off, and cut him down; then he jump'd off and struck him on the right side of the head, close to his ear; after which the cart went forwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Hilton. I have seen him carrying milk about the streets several times; I followed the cart to see what they would do; they drove to Tower-hill; there I saw one constable take the prisoner and anotherman; there were about ten constables after them, for laying the dead bodies on Tower-hill.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to the prisoner when the blow was struck ?</p>
<p>Hilton. I was close to the horses head, at the time the deceased begged for mercy, that they would not hurt him more.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175201160031"/>Q. How did he walk afterwards ?</p>
<p>Hilton. He went as well as he could, but he could not keep up with the cart.</p>
<p>Q. Was the blow before or after the cart had been to Bay's-water ?</p>
<p>Hilton. It was after.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As a man was driving the cart on this side Tyburn, I took the whip out of the hands of a man; said I, I can drive those horses better than you can; there were about forty or fifty men of them ; so they made me drive up one street and down another, just where they pleased; I was charged upon Tower-hill for bringing the dead bodies.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the blow given?</p>
<p>Williams. No, I did not; I saw the man all bloody; I said go and get your head dressed, I'll drive your horses as well as I can.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-28-person289"> George Hale
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Surgeon, and dress under Mr. Bromfield, at the Hospital; the deceased was brought there on the eleventh of November, about two o'clock; he said he had received a large wound on his head, (I was present) it has pierced thro' both tables of the scull on the right side, about the temple; it was judged necessary to trepan him, bad symptoms coming on; we found matter lodged between the membranes of the brain; he had several contusions from the wounds made, I suppose with sticks; he was hearty when he came.</p>
<p>Q. What in your opinion was the occasion of his death?</p>
<p>Hale. My opinion is, that the wound on his head was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of it than the child in its mother's womb.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-28-person290"> John Dawling
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person290" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-28-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the execution which was the last but one.</p>
<p>Q. Explain yourself better as to time.</p>
<p>Dawling. I can't tell the time exact, it may be about three weeks or a month ago. I happened to be in the Marshalsea, and the time went swiftly over with me, having nothing to do; when I was out I was obliged to leave my place, people came for some notes, I can't tell the sum; so I followed the cart in the road called Acton road, from Tyburn; to the best of my knowledge there were two horses. There was a boy about 21 years of age, in a livery waistcoat on one of the horses, and a man on the cart, and a tall thin man followed it. He on the fore horse made a stop, he went on again, the tall thin man pursued closely, he brought him too, the man was obliged by the crowd to come out of the cart; either by a stick or a whip, I am sure it was no hanger, I saw several blows given.</p>
<p>Q. Where in the road was this?</p>
<p>Dawling. It was on the other side Tyburn</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a hanger?</p>
<p>Dawling. I did, but the blows were not given with that; I heard them say, they had a dead body in the cart: before they got to Tyburn they got another dead body, that makes two. The cart went down the road, and this man that had been bruised came with the cart all bloody.</p>
<p>Q. How was the man dressed that had the hanger?</p>
<p>Dawling. He had on a blue coat, and a dasz wig; his name is Burk, I know him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it made use of ?</p>
<p>Dawling. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you acquainted with the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Dawling. By the virtue of my oath, I never saw him till the night before last.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person291" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live servant with the prisoner; I never saw a hanger or cutlass, or any such weapon in his house in my life; I did not hear the man was killed till about a month after he was dead and buried.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a milkman, I have known the prisoner between five and six years, I never saw any thing amiss of him in my life, he has been a lodger of mine above a year and half.</p>
<p>Q. What business is he of?</p>
<p>Reed. He is a
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<p>Q. What country man is he?</p>
<p>Reed. He is an Irishman.</p>
<persName id="t17520116-28-person293"> Mary Palace
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person293" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him six years, he deals where I deal; I never heard he was quarrelsome in all my life, or to have such arms as he is accused with.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person294" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520116-28-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about four or five years; I am not greatly acquainted with his life and conversation, I have had dealings with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520116-28-person295" type="given" value="Tho."/>
<interp inst="t17520116-28-person295" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about four years, I never saw any thing of him that was like quarrelsome ; he once owed me a debt, and when he was in goal he paid me 3 l. of it.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>112, 113. (M.)
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<p>* Both
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<p>114, 115. (L.)
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