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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175206250001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Thursday the 25th, Friday the 26th, Saturday the 27th, Monday the 29th, and Tuesday the 30th of June.
<p>In the 26th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER VI. for the Year 1752. BEING THE First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honourable
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<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 ROBERT ALSOP, Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Baron PARKER *, the Honourable Sir
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<p>N. B. The * + || ++ direct to the Judge before whom the Prisoner was tried. L. M. by which Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>*John Deschamps being taken ill,
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<interp inst="t17520625-1-person35" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> about 3 o'clock on Thursday morning last to go there; I went: when I had unlocked the door it was bolted at the bottom within side: then they got a ladder and got in at the one pair of stairs window, and opened the door, there they had got the prisoner. I went down into the cellar, there I saw five parcels of lead rolled up, there was 162 pounds weight of it, we could not find any Tools. On the Tuesday following we went up to the top of the house and took the lead and compared, which fitted and appeared to be fresh cut.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-1-person36" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Beadle, Jenkins the watchman came to the watch-house at almost 3 o'clock and told me he had seen a head out at a window at the empty house before mentioned. I went and called up Mr. Shirman, he took the key and went with me to the house. The rest as the former witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-1-person37" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in Cow-lane; after I had beat my rounds on Thursday morning. coming up to my stand about a quarter after 2 o' clock, turning to go into St. John's court, there stood a Man about ten yards from a cellar window: he said, come-up, but he pushed off directly. I saw a head out at the window, and he saw me, and drawed back again. I said I'll have a knock at you. Then we got the key and went to the house. The rest as the other two, with this addition. The prisoner said he and the other Man that ran away came there to sleep, and that a brewer's servant found another piece of lead in the street, which was compared also and fitted as the rest.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went there to sleep.
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<p>Q. Have you met with your goods again?</p>
<p>Utteridge. No I have not, my lord.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have lain at that inn at
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<p>323. (M.)
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<p>John Alien. I saw my shop shut up about 10 o'clock at night, the 25th of Feb. It is part of my dwelling house. My servant called me up about four; I found my shutter had a hole cut in it so as to get in a hand. It was fastened with two iron pins within side. I missed four silver watches, one of them had a shagreen outside case, a hanger mounted with silver, a silver salt, and two silver tea spoons.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen them last?</p>
<p>Alien. I saw them over night about 8 o'clock, they hung on small hooks in the window. I advertised them twice ; after the second time some body knocked at my door, my servant open'd it, and in going to shut it there lay two of the dial plates to two of the watches. Produced in court and sworn to, having the maker's name upon them.</p>
<p>Q. What reason have you to suspect the prisoner?</p>
<p>Alien. One Mr. Philipson had taken him up on some other account ; he brought him to me, there he confessed, and also before Justice Chamberlaine that he put these plates at my door; that he and another person cut the hole in the shutter, and took the things mentioned, and that the salt had a crest on it, for which reason he beat it, and the silver hilt to pieces, and sold them in several places.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I asked the keeper of the prison if he would buy such things, for they told me I should be either hanged or transported for what I was taken up for. He went to the pawnbrokers and looked at the watches ; he said he knew they were stole by the advertisement, so he carried me to the prosecutor's house; he wanted me to be evidence against another young lad: I cleared him. I found these two watches in Spittlefield's market tied up in a handkerchief.</p>
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<p>There were two other Indictments against him.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was there such words spoke when they were taking them ?</p>
<p>Derby. Yes, my lord, there were.</p>
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<p>Q. to prosecutor. Was that the place where you was robbed?</p>
<p>Derby. It was, my lord.</p>
<p>Branch. We had no arms, only Signal had a little penknife, which he held to the gentleman. I took a 36 s. piece and half a guinea out of his pocket, I know nothing of any silver, which the gentleman mentions. Signal took the buckles from his shoes, and Ward his handkerchief. Then we all went to Signal's room, and equally shared the money. Signal gave me half a crown for my share of the buckles and handkerchief, and I saw him give them to
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<p>Q. What had Ward for his share of them ?</p>
<p>Branch. He had nothing, we cheated him out of his part.
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<p>Signal. She is my wife.</p>
<p>Branch. She let us in, and doesall hours of the night, and knew what we went about. She was by when we divided the money and heard us talk how we came by it.</p>
<p>Signal. That evidence has been at the Old-Bailey three or four times. See No. 474 in Blachford's, and 25 in Cokayne's mayoralties. I pawned the buckles my self; my wife is as innocent as the child unborn. Branch said he'd transport her and hang me.</p>
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<p>Signal's Defence.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say, only my wife know: nothing at all of it.</p>
<p>Ward's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to take a walk and light of this young man (pointing to his fellow prisoner) then we light of the evidence, and being out late drinking, as we were going home along Ratcliff highway, Branch went up to the genteman and demanded his money, unknown to either of us. I saw him stoop down to take his buckles, and I said for Christ's sake don't take his buckles. After that we went home.</p>
<p>Hart's Defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-5-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lived at Horsey, in the county of Norfolk, at Mr. Royal's, in the year 1746. It was a house frequented by smugglers at that time. I remember, on the 10th of March that year, there were 20 or upwards of them at our house, the chief of them were armed; they staid till 11 at noon, when word was brought that the cutter was come in.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner among them?</p>
<p>Lindow. He was backwards and forwards among them. He quartered at Mrs. Pearse's house, another house where the smugglers resorted to.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before that time?</p>
<p>Lindow. I did, my lord ; I went down to the sea side with them and saw the prisoner at the bar coming cross the field from Mrs. Pearse's house; some of them were down before me and some not so soon. They laid down their arms on the beach as usual. There was a boat brought tubs and oilskin bags from a cutter, which were thrown on the shore, and the men loaded their horses with them. The tubs were half anchors of brandy. I went for one for my master, that was brandy. I went away before the rest.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner by the sea side ?</p>
<p>Lindow. I did, I saw them go away loaded towards a place called Winterton.</p>
<p>Q. By what particular circumstance do you recollect this to be on the 11th of March.</p>
<p>Lindow. I remember it by
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<p>See No. 631 in Calvert's mayoralty.</p>
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<p>Q. How far is Horsey from the sea side?</p>
<p>Locket. It is about half a mile from it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The distance of time is so long that I can't remember any thing of these men, or tell what to say.</p>
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<p>[The prisoner being a
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<interp inst="t17520625-7-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I arrived the first of March at London from Paris; the prisoner came along with me. I lodged at the house of Mr. Lewis, a surgeon, in
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<p>Q. Did he tell you this without your making use of promises or threats ?</p>
<p>Pitt. He did, my lord, he had little or no money of his own.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-7-person84"> Howel Lewis
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<interp inst="t17520625-7-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Pitt lodged at my house, so did the prisoner. After the box was found the prisoner was searched in my house on Sunday the 24th of May in the afternoon; the constable found 66 guineas in his pocket. Mr. Pitt had been out of town about three or four days, and was returned that day. I heard the prisoner confess he went down from the garret to Mr. Pitt's room and took the box up into his own, then he went down for a hammer, with which he broke it open. I think he said he took the money out, but am not positive. Then he said he threw it into a pool in the Park.</p>
<p>Q. Did he confess in French or English?</p>
<p>Lewis. In French.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-7-person85"> William Jones
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<interp inst="t17520625-7-person85" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-7-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had the prisoner delivered into my custody a little while before the constable came; there were found in his fob 66 guineas when the constable searched him. I heard him confess he took the box up into the garret, broke the lock open, and took the money out.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-7-person86"> Thomas Willis
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<interp inst="t17520625-7-person86" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-7-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I found this box ( produced in court, which the prosecutor deposed to) in a pond called the Cow-Pond in the Green-Park, on Saturday morning the 23d of May; it was about an inch and half open, full of water; there were some letters in it. I carried it home and advertised it. The prisoner had nothing to say.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-7-defend82 t17520625-7-punish40"/> Death </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>330. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17520625-8-off41" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing 17 vierges made of steel and brass, val. 3 s. 6 d. </rs> the goods of
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-8-off41 t17520625-8-crimeloc44"/>. The prisoner had several times been at my shop; after which we had missed some vierges; we having a suspicion of him laid a trap for him by counting what were in the box. I had counted them on his account on the third of this instant, but before he came on the 5th that number was altered; he came about seven in the morning under pretence of buying vierges as before. My servant called me down stairs; he had bolted him in, and said, there is the man that has got some of your vierges. Then I collared him, and said, you are the chap that has robbed me several times before (I believe I had lost a gross in a week.) He denied it boldly, so I sent for a constable. There were two dropped down under him, and one fell on the compter; that one I don't charge him with. We found a hole in his waistcoat pocket through which they must have passed, in the lining of which there were 15. (Produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-8-person92" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-8-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my master's to buy some vierges about seven or eight o'clock the 5th of this month. I knew him before by his coming; he used to sell my master vierges; I shewed him some, and turned them out as usual on a paper for him to chuse; he said there were none of the height he wanted. Another person came into the shop that wanted some other things ; I went to serve him; the prisoner had got the paper in his hand to pour them into the box which he then held in his hand; I saw him pour some aside and shut his hand; I did not see him put them into his pocket; he was going out, but I bolted the door and called my master down. I had counted them over night, there were ten dozen and two in the box. I counted them in the box; at this time there were eight dozen and eight. My master sent for the constable, and he searched him; there were found 15 in the lining of his waistcoat pocket, two dropped on the floor, and one on the compter, which made up just the number.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-8-person93"> John Topham
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<interp inst="t17520625-8-person93" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-8-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. I was sent for. I searched the prisoner and found 15 vierges in the lining of his waistcoat, two were found on the ground, and one on the compter. He had no money in his pockets to pay for any thing had he bought &c.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I used to make vierges for Mr. Welch. I had once made three dozen, and was coming along, having them in my waistcoat pocket; the bottom happened to come out, and I lost about two dozen; I gave them over for lost, and these are them.</p>
<p>Welch. Those are not of the prisoner's making, they are made by one Ward; what I bought of the prisoner are quite of a different sort.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>331. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17520625-9-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Coming out from the chamberlain's office on the second of June, between one and two o'clock,
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<interp inst="t17520625-9-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came after me and asked me, if I had not lost my handkerchief. I felt in my pocket and missed it; then I said I had, and it was a red and white one. I went back and saw the handkerchief in his hand as the people had hold of him, (produced in court and deposed to) marked T. P.</p>
<p>James Mills. I happened to go into the chamberlain's office between one and two on the second of June; coming out again the prisoner was between Mr. Pilgrim and I; I, being behind, saw him run his hand into Mr. Pilgrim's pocket and take out his handkerchief. When I detected him he threw it down on the ground. The prisoner wanted to run away. Mr. Pilgrim came back and owned it, I had it in my hand when he came back. He insisted that the prisoner had taken it, but he denied it. I believe I laid it upon his hand.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was going home I saw several people going into Guildhall, so I went, thinking to pass a quarter of an hour there. They were making free several young men. The office was ordered to be cleared ; a great number went out together ; going down stairs there lay a red handkerchief, and I was going to pick it up, but a man said, it is none of your's, and I said, it is none of your's; he then said, I suppose you picked somebody's pocket of it. A gentleman came out and said, you ought to carry him to the alderman, because a gentleman has lost several bank notes in a pocket book. Then this gentleman said he had lost his handkerchief ; so they took me before alderman Chitty, and he asked the man whether he was a housekeeper, and he said he lived in Bear-and-Ragged-staff-yard Whitechapel. I sent a person there, who said no such person lived in that place.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-9-person100"> Hannah Morris
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<interp inst="t17520625-9-person100" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-9-person100" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Gravel-lane, and deal in Rag-Fair. I don't know what the prisoner is charged with any more than you do. I went to get this witness's character in Whitechapel. He has no character.</p>
<p>Q. How did you inquire for him?</p>
<persName id="t17520625-9-person101"> Hannah Morris
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<interp inst="t17520625-9-person101" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-9-person101" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Did you inquire for one of such a name?</p>
<p>H. Morris. I don't know his name, I did not inquire for him by his name, he said he was a cooper.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17520625-10-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a carman, was going with his cart from the custom house to the prosecutor's with the snuff and other goods, he rested his cart by the way to carry a parcel to another gentleman's house. When he returned he missed the cask of snuff The prisoner, and another person who made his escape, were detected in selling it in Shoemaker Row. (The cask produced in court and deposed to.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went into that gentleman's shop for a pair of stockings; going out of the shop I picked the parcel up. I took them to be a piece of paper bundled together; and that gentleman owed me a particular spite, so he brought me back, and says this against me.</p>
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<p>334, 335. (M.)
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<p>336. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-13-defend125 t17520625-13-deflabel68"/>.] I gave him four shillings. I suppose by my turning up my coat he saw my watch, which he demanded, but I was unwilling to part with it. (My wife pushed forwards.) He thrust the point of his sword against my rib, and fearing it would have went through my cloaths, I took hold of it with both hands, and argued with him in a soft manner, saying, I had more money in my left hand pocket, which I would give him if he would not have the watch. I strove to break his sword, but he was too much for me. He pulled his sword out of my hands, and tumbled backwards down the hill, and I fell a little on one side. He recovered and attacked me again for my watch, holding the point of his sword towards me. Then I pulled the watch out of my pocket, which he took and ran away with. I saw him as he ran the best part of the field with the watch in his hand. I advertised the watch, and Mr. Walbank. a pawnbroker, sent for me the very day I advertised it, being the 9th of May.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain the prisoner is the man?</p>
<p>Wint. I am certain he is, my lord. ( The watch produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Walbank.
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<p>Q to Prosecutor. Is this the watch you lost at that time?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is, my lord.</p>
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<p>Q. to Walbank. Is this the watch that Carrol brought to you?</p>
<p>Walbank. It is.</p>
<p>Q. to Carrol. Did you ever carry above one to him?</p>
<p>Carrol. No, I never did, and that was about six weeks ago. The prisoner was acquainted with my mistress for whom I work, which was the reason he sent me with it. I had before pawned three or four shirts for him. He bid me ask three guineas upon the watch.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A man gave me the watch to pawn for two guineas, and I got but a guinea and half.</p>
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<p>338. (M.)
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<p>339. (M.)
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<p>Dorothy Philips, On the 11th of Aug. I lost the goods mentioned. I had information she had been seen in my room: I took her up near the Meuse gate ; there she told me she took the things, and sold the handkerchiefs and pawned the petticoat in Masham street, near the Horse ferry. I went and saw it there. It is there now.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the things.</p>
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<p>William Norton. The chaise to the Devises having been robbed two or three times, as I was informed, I was desired to go in it to see if I could take the thief, which I did. On the 3d of June, about half an hour after one in the morning, I got into the post chaise, the post boy told me the place where he had been stopped was near the
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<p>Q. Did you lose sight of him in the pursuit?</p>
<p>Norton. No, I did not, my lord, it was a very clear morning.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Ask him how he lives?</p>
<p>Norton to the Q. I keep a shop in Witch street, and sometimes I take a thief.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever lose sight of him in the pursuit?</p>
<p>Messinger. I did for a little time, the pursuit was not above three minutes, I heard the prisoner cry, O lord, the moment he was taken.</p>
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<p>I leave it to your lordship and the honourable court.</p>
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<p>346. (M.)
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<p>It appeared the prisoner had taken this horse, mentioned in the indictment, from a team for carrying more than a chaldron of coals at once, contrary to an Act of parliament. The prisoner produced the act, and said he read it over to the driver, and also told him where he was to be found.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-22-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When I came to see it in the morning there had been an attempt made to break in at the casement, but I found the place where they got in was from the roof of the house, some of the tiles were taken off, and a hole made through the ceiling ; then they had nothing more to do than open my back door that was bolted with three bolts within side, and go out with the things. I missed 300 yards of ribband and upwards, two sheets that we lay in, one pair of stockings, a pretty large quantity of thread, buttons, and other things.
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<p>Q. Are you certain the goods were in your house when you locked the door over night?</p>
<p>Burton. I am certain they were.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-22-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Between 12 and one last Friday was 7 night at night, the two prisoners at the bar and I went to the prosecutor's house, Lane got over the pales, Burgen next, and I next. Lane took three or four panes of glass out of the window, we could not get in there; then we got up on the roof of the house, Lane got up first, and handed the tiles to me, and I to Burgen. Burgen had a great stick, which he handed up to Lane, who punched a hole through the ceiling, and called to me, saying, you have done nothing, you ought to come and jump in, which I did, after pulling off my clothes. Then I unbolted the back door and let them in. Then I went over the pales again, and three stood and watched, fearing any body should come. Then I put on my clothes, and they rifled the house, and took away ribbands and all sorts of hardware, some mettle Buckles, and a great many knives. Burgen hid some in a hay cock, some were taken upon us; we were all taken together. There were two pair of scissars sold to a person in Chick-lane. I confessed the whole, and was admitted an evidence. Burgen confessed he was concerned in it before the justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-22-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who told me he heard that a shop had been broke open, and that he thought he knew where to find the thieves. We went to a house in Black-boy alley, there we found the two prisoners and the evidence all in bed together. We turned up the bed and between the bed and the tick we found some ribbands and knives. Produced in court.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Are these your property?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They are, my lord, here is my own writing on the paper in which the knives are; and also on the middle of the roll of ribbands.</p>
<p>Pinches. We took the evidence to New-prison, and the two prisoners to Clerkenwell Bridewell ; Burgen said to me, he wished he could be admitted an evidence, saying, he could make some discovery of sheepstealing, besides this robbery, and wished he had spoke sooner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-22-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with Pinches and others to a house in Black-boy alley, there we found the two prisoners and the evidence in bed together, we turned up the bed, and found some ribbands upon the sacking.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-22-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am 14 years of age. I lay alone in Mr. Burton's house that night it was broke open. I know that the shutters and windows were shut over night. I did not open the street door after my master was gone, there is a door opens out of his house into my mother's, through which I went to fetch a few things. I locked the door at my going out and coming in, and went to bed in a little time after my master was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-22-person177" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Richard Lane is my brother, he brought this bundle (producing a handkerchief well filled with hard-ware) and left them at my house, saying, he would call for them. He came no more; I was out on business, there came two gentlemen
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<p>Q. to prosecutor. How came you by that bundle?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. A gentleman and his wife walking out for the air found them in the place where this evidence said she hid them. They hearing a shop had been robbed they left them at the Angel. I was sent for, and there I found them, they are my property.</p>
<p>Lane's Defence.</p>
<p>That is not the handkerchief that I left at my sister's.</p>
<p>Burgen's Defence.</p>
<p>I came out of the country but last Friday was a month, I light in company with Hughes in Golden lane. He had got a bag, in which was two linen aprons, pewter spoons, and other things, which he was going to sell in Rag-fair; he sold them. We came back again, I was very much in liquor; then he asked me to go with him, he shewed me this man's shop. Then he said he'd get over the pales, and shew us the way to get in. It is not a dwelling house, it is only a hosier's shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-23-verdict109" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acq </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>350. (M.)
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<p>There was no evidence produced in behalf of the crown,
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<interp inst="t17520625-24-verdict111" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/> the jury found the issues for the prisoner </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>351. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17520625-25-off112" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/> not surrendering according to the king's order in council </rs>.</p>
<p>There was no evidence produced, &c.
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<interp inst="t17520625-25-verdict113" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/> the jury found the issues for the prisoner </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>352. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-26-off114 t17520625-26-cd115"/>. ++.
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<interp inst="t17520625-26-verdict116" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acq </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>353, 354. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17520625-27-off117" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one pair of worsted stockings, val. 1 s. 6 d. </rs> the property of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-27-off117 t17520625-27-cd118"/>. ++ Both
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<interp inst="t17520625-27-verdict119" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>355. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-28-off120 t17520625-28-cd121"/>. ++
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<interp inst="t17520625-28-verdict122" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>356. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17520625-29-off124" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing forty shillings in money </rs>, the property of
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<interp inst="t17520625-29-victim200" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<persName id="t17520625-29-person201"> William Pary
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<interp inst="t17520625-29-person201" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-29-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waterman. On the 11th of June I had got forty shillings in halfpence in my boat, tied up in eight crown parcels, which I had received in London for
<persName id="t17520625-29-person202"> Abraham Dalton
<interp inst="t17520625-29-person202" type="surname" value="Dalton"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-29-person202" type="given" value="Abraham"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-29-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , whom I do business for. I went on shore and left the prisoner in the boat, he was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-29-defend198 t17520625-29-deflabel126"/>. I returned in about a quarter of an hour, he and the money were missing. I had him advertised, and he was taken the next morning with part of the halfpence upon him; he had made away with twenty seven shillings and a penny of it. I took him before Justice Fielding and he confessed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-29-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the prisoner in a cellar near Temple bar, he had thirteen shillings all but one penny in halfpence about him, tied up in a handkerchief, done up in two parcels, one had five shillings worth in it. He owned in the watch house that it was the money he took out of his master's boat.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in liquor and found the money.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>357. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17520625-30-off129" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/> rape </rs> committed on the body of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-30-off129 t17520625-30-cd131"/>. ++</p>
<persName id="t17520625-30-person208"> Thomas Renton
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<interp inst="t17520625-30-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon and man-midwife, I served my time in Edinburgh. I was sent for the 22d of June to justice Fielding's, the justice desired me to search
<persName id="t17520625-30-person209"> Catharine Poor
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<interp inst="t17520625-30-person209" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I did, and found the outward lips of her womb somewhat swelled, and the skin in several places torn. Upon opening the inward lips they were a good deal inflamed with a laceration and confusion on the left side of the inward lip. There had been very great violence used with her. I can't take upon me to swear her body was entered ; she had the venereal disease on her very strong.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain of that ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175206250012"/>Renton. I am; it could not be from a strain. Then I was ordered to examine the man, which I did, and from his person could not determine whether he had the venereal disease, though there was something like it; but the spots on the sore slap of his shirt I am positive were from such a disease. I examined him a second time on the Friday following; then I was certain from his person he had the venereal disease.</p>
<p>The child could not be examined upon oath, not knowing the nature of an oath.</p>
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<p>358. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17520625-31-person213" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-31-person213" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my house in
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<interp inst="t17520625-31-person214" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-31-person214" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He asked me to go with them to be married to the corner of Fleet-lane. They left a box at my house, and returned again soon after. He is 17 years of age, and she is 22, as they said. They went to bed about a quarter after ten on Sunday night. There was a woman that lay on the same floor came down stairs and followed the prisoner between two and three on Monday morning, who came into my room, awaked me, and said, that the prisoner told her he had killed his wife. Before I had struck a light I heard him say so, he was at my bed's feet. I asked how he could talk so; he said he had almost cut her head off. My wife lighted a match, and I saw the blood run off his arm to his breeches; he was bloody as high as his elbow. I made my wife lock the door while I called the constable. When I came back he was sitting where I left him. We carried him to the Roundhouse. When we returned we went up into his room, and there lay his wife on her back on the floor, with her face on one side near the chimney ; her throat was cut, her head almost off, and a bloody knife was lying in the window. She was quite dead, dressed all but her bodice, cap and apron.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body lodge in the same room?</p>
<p>Undershill. No, there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear a noise in the night?</p>
<p>Undershill. No, my lord, I did not.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say.
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<p>Note, This is the first case after the new act of parliament.</p> </div1>
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<p>John Hall. Last Thursday se'nnight I had been in the Borough, staid late, and was in liquor. I could not get into my lodgings in Grey's-Inn-lane. I was going from thence to Westminster to an acquaintance there, and passing by the new church in the Strand this woman came cross the way to me and asked me to go with her and drink some Dorchester ale. I went to a place which she said was the Black Swan between the new church and Exeter Change. I drank but one glass of beer. She then asked me to give her some shrub. which I did, and a bottle to take home with her. I staid there about half an hour, and paid three shillings for what we had, I changed a guinea, and I believe in pulling out that she saw another which I took out with it. She wanted me to go home with her, which I did to a house
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The gentleman made me a present of it. After he had what he desired of me, he said he would have it again, or he'd swear a robbery against me.</p>
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<p>Q. What is her name?</p>
<p>M. Smith. I can't tell her sirname, her Christian name is Jane. I have known her about a fortnight; she lived there at that time.</p>
<p>Q. Who keeps the house?</p>
<p>M. Smith. I can't tell, the gentleman lives in Westminster.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>M. Smith. I am a chairwoman and washerwoman.</p>
<p>Q. Who lives in the house?</p>
<p>M. Smith. There are two men and their wives. I was in the passage and heard him say to her, what will you have? she said, half a guinea; he said, there it is for you, take it. I know no more.</p>
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<p>Richard Richardson. I am a clothworker and set cloth for the East India company, the two prisoners were my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-40-defend261 t17520625-40-deflabel173"/>. The dyer brought the cloth to me to set and dry. The dyer brought in 9 half pieces of popinger green, about 21 or 22 yards each. The prisoners took 9 yards from the nine head ends, and when it came to the India house the inspectors did not find it out.</p>
<p>Q. What is popinger green sold for per yard?</p>
<p>Richardson. It is worth about three shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Do others trade in popinger green besides the India company?</p>
<p>Richardson. The Turkey company did formerly, but latterly they do but very little.</p>
<p>Q. What reason have you to suspect the prisoners at the bar?</p>
<p>Richardson. When we have measured pieces, we have found them short before this, but the evidence Briggs, who was recommended to me for an honest man from Yorkshire, and I think he is an honest man, he'll give you an account of the affair.</p>
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<p>Q. Who tore it off?</p>
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<p>Q. Must not this stretching be detrimental to the clothes?</p>
<p>Briggs. It is to be sure.</p>
<p>Q. Was it usual to do so, where you have worked before?</p>
<p>Briggs. I never worked in London above six weeks, but I never saw the like before.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with your three yards?</p>
<p>Briggs. I kept mine about a month, and thought to have given it away; but meeting with a Yorkshire man, one Bothman, whom I knew, he asked me if I had got any cloth, I said I had got three short yards, which I thought to give away; he called me a fool, and said he would dye them of a Saxon green, then I might sell them. I let him have them to dye, which cost me sixteen pence; after which he got a taylor to go along with me to sell them in Shoemaker Row, which I did for 3 half crowns to a piece broker.</p>
<p>Barnes's Defence.</p>
<p>Mr. Richardson knows we have of these popinger greens which come in that are not thirty nine yards long in the whole cloths, and the half cloths must run in proportion to the whole. It is impossible to pull these from thirty nine to forty eight if we pull them bit by bit.</p>
<p>Keeling's Defence.</p>
<p>Let me ask that evidence whether he saw me cut any of that cloth?</p>
<p>Briggs to the Q. No, he did not, but he was aiding in it, in holding the cloth as it was wet.</p>
<p>Q. from Barnes. I desire my master would speak what he knows of my character.</p>
<p>Richardson. I can't say I discovered any villainy in Barnes, except this. He knows I have threatened him many a time, as I had often suspected him.</p>
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<p>For Barnes.</p>
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<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Wiseman. It was not moon light, it was neither light nor dark.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Wiseman. I have seen him several times before.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any lamps?</p>
<p>Wiseman. There was not, it is an open place, I could see the prisoner very well. The other man said, d - n your blood, deliver the hat, then the pistol was under my throat. I did not chuse to deliver my hat, then the prisoner said, d - n your blood, why don't you deliver your hat. Then I let go my hand, upon which the other man said, perhaps it is a felt hat, if it is let the poor man have it. The prisoner felt at the corner of it, and said, d - n my blood, it will do for me; I was looking at him all the while. When they left me I went down to the bottom of Old Gravel lane to see for somebody. I saw a watchman at a distance, I told him I had been robbed, he answered, you may rob and be d - d. Then I went to the watch house and inquired for the headborough; he asked if I knew
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<interp inst="t17520625-41-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> observed the prisoner to look at me, and said, what makes that man look at you so? I said he had reason enough, for he has robbed me. I immediately collared him. There was another man with him, but he ran away and fetched about fourteen men, and they rescued him from me. He was taken up last Tuesday, and had before justice Bury, who committed him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-41-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never saw the prisoner before Monday the 8th of June at about 12 o'clock at noon, the prosecutor was telling me the story, just as the prisoner was coming by; when he had passed as he look'd behind him, I said, what makes that man look at you so? he said he was the man that robbed him. The prisoner went down Gravel lane, and two men with him, looking behind them now and then; we overtook them at the end of some broad stones. I ran round and met the prisoner, and said, is this the man that robbed you last night? he said it was. I took hold of his shoulder, the prosecutor said to him you are the man that robbed me last night. We pushed him into the Black-boy alehouse ; we had not been there above a minute before a score of Irishmen arose, and the prisoner was rescued from us.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in bed at 11 o'clock that night he says he was robbed.</p>
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<p>Burford Camphire. I have known him four or five years. I have employed him very often, he is an honest industrious fellow. I never heard any ill of him in my life; I have trusted him with between 9 and 10 l. in halfpence. I never found any ill of him, he is really a very honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-41-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About a fortnight or three weeks ago, on a Monday morning about 6 o'clock I saw Wiseman as drunk as a man could be, he said he had been robbed that night by three men. I said, you have been to a bawdy house, and the whores have robbed you. I asked him what time of the night it was; he said about twelve o'clock. I asked him if he thought he should know them again; he declared he should not.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-42-off180 t17520625-42-crimeloc182"/>, in the road, I was driving the coach in which was my master, mistress, and Mrs. Drake. The prisoner presented a pistol to my breast, and said, d - n you, stop, or he'd blow my brains out. I struck him on his thumb with my whip, and repeated my blow a second time, and he dropped his pistol out of his hand on the ground. Immediately after that he unbuttoned his coat and pulled out another; but calling for assistance, he went off.</p>
<p>Q. Did he demand your money?</p>
<p>Milbourne. I was in such a fright that I cannot say whether he did or not. After he was taken he owned his intent was to shoot me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he go to the side of the coach?</p>
<p>Milbourne. No, my lord, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. What distance of time was it between his bidding you to stop and the time you struck the pistol out of his hand?</p>
<p>Milbourne. It was 7 or 8 minutes. He said before the justice he came out on purpose to rob; that he came along Sion-lane with some chaises and intended to rob them, but upon seeing us, and thinking to have a better booty, he passed the chaises to rob us. We passed them chaises and him.</p>
<p>Saunders Dover. I belong to the same gentleman that the coachman did. The prisoner passed by
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<interp inst="t17520625-42-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the coachman call highwayman. The prisoner was stopped by another man. I came over the stile, and he was then in custody. I heard him own before the justice his friends had vexed him, which induced him to set out on that business; that he asked his master leave to go out that day; that he took some powder and his master's pistols, and made some slugs himself; that he hired a horse and then set out.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have some people here to give me a character.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-42-person288"> John Tuck
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<interp inst="t17520625-42-person288" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-42-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner 12 or 13 years, I never heard or knew any ill of him before.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-42-person289"> John Nutting
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<interp inst="t17520625-42-person289" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-42-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was fellow servant with the prisoner, and have known him 14 months; he was a very honest man during that time.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-42-person290"> John Watson
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<interp inst="t17520625-42-person290" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-42-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about 12 or 14 months, and always took him to be a very sober honest man.</p>
<p>Wilkins Brooks. I have trusted him with a great deal, and he never wronged me.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-42-person291"> Thomas Pirkins
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<interp inst="t17520625-42-person291" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-42-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about twelve months, his general character is that of a very honest sober young fellow. He is the last person in the world I should have thought would be guilty of such a thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-42-person292" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-42-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him upwards of a year, and always took him to be a sober honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-42-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about two months; he always behaved himself soberly.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="t17520625-43-person298"> John Denwell
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<interp inst="t17520625-43-person298" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-43-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-43-defend295 t17520625-43-deflabel188"/>, I suspected her because she went out the same day I took a warrant for her, and had her before justice Fielding. She was discharged the next morning. The spoon was stopt, and advertised with three letters for the owner of it to come and describe it, &c. I went and told the letters, and saw it; it was my property. (Produced in court and deposed to.) Also another spoon marked as that was which the prosecutor deposed to. They were both marked by his own brother.</p>
<p>John Alison. I am servant to Mr. Johnson a pawnbroker at the corner of Russel Court. On the 29th of May the prisoner came and offered this spoon to pledge with me, I having took in things before of her at different times; I stopped it; soon after it was advertised the prosecutor came and owned it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My master took me before justice Fielding, he cleared me and ordered him to pay me my wages; he tendered it down; I would not take it, but insisted on a month's wages; after that he took me up again. I know nothing of it.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>375. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17520625-44-person303" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-44-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-44-defend300 t17520625-44-deflabel193"/> of mine; I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17520625-44-victim302 t17520625-44-viclabel194"/>. I happened to call upon Mr. Aires coming accidentally that way (he is a customer of mine) to see if he wanted any thing in my way; he said he had a hundred weight last night, and shewed me the bill of parcels. I went home and inquired of my foreman, and found the prisoner had no order from him to deliver any thing out. I was willing to try him from the Thursday morning to the Monday morning following, and put it in his way to make acknowledgement of it. I asked him if he had called at Mr. Aires's as he had been that way; he said he did call, but was told that he should not want any thing for ten days. Then I took him before my lord mayor, where he confessed he did take the glew, and was willing to pay for it; he also there owned he had no order for carrying it away.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did I not make bills of parcels when my master was at Sturbridge fair?</p>
<p>Turvile. As to that I have oftentimes given him bills of parcels to carry, &c. but never knew him
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<interp inst="t17520625-44-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 13th I ordered the prisoner to bring me a hundred weight of glew, which is 112 pounds, and he brought it on the 17th about nine o'clock at night. He produces the bill of parcels and receipt, which are read to this purport ;</p>
<p>Mr. Aires bought of
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<p>Received at the same time the contents by
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<interp inst="t17520625-44-person306" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Mr. Turvile called on the Thursday following to know if I wanted any. I told him I had had a hundred weight on the 17th, and shewed him my receipt; he said he knew nothing of the matter.</p>
<p>Q. What is the usual price?</p>
<p>Aires. It is 56 s. per hundred, that I gave; I always pay the person that brings the goods in.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the bill of parcels wrote by?</p>
<p>Aires. I can't tell, it was wrote before he came to me.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-44-person307"> James Gray
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<interp inst="t17520625-44-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am foreman to Mr. Turvile. I was in his garden, which is in his yard, the 17th of this month; the dog barking I looked out and saw a horse stand there which the prisoner came with. I went to him, he was weighing some glew. I asked him if he was going out with more; he said he was with a hundred weight into Cannon street.</p>
<p>Q. Does
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<p>Cray. No, he lives on Snow Hill; I helped him up with the glew, and saw him go out of the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Have you always an order before you send out goods?</p>
<p>Gray. In general I have.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Have you not known the workmen in the yard carry out goods without orders when persons have bespoke them?</p>
<p>Gray. I have formerly, but not of late.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in necessity, and I did not do it with any intent to defraud my master, but designed to pay him.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-44-person309"> James Baker
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<interp inst="t17520625-44-person309" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-44-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner five years. When he first came to London I employed him about a year and half, and took him into my house; he behaved well then.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-44-person310"> George Cooper
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<interp inst="t17520625-44-person310" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-44-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about three or four years, and always looked upon him to be a very honest fellow.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-44-person311"> Henry Pickoring
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<interp inst="t17520625-44-person311" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-44-person311" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him five years, and never saw him in liquor, but always behaved very well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-44-person312" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17520625-44-person312" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner has lodged with me almost two years; he is a very honest sober man, and never kept bad hours in all the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-44-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him I believe three or four years; he is a very sober man and very honest, by whatever I heard.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-45-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was called up in the morning of the 28th of last month and told that my stable door was broke open. I went and found the lock, was wrenched. I missed two saddles and a saddle-cloth, two girths and a surcingle. There was a large piece of wood standing by the door. At the same time I found the two prisoners in the custody of the watchman. I had them before the justice; as one of them was a suspicious person, they were both committed. In a day or two after there was a black apprehended, whom justice Chamberlain thought sit to admit as an evidence; he confessed the fact. The saddles were advertised, and the old one was found by some schoolboys and brought to me; then Philip Edgerton confessed that he and the black (William Coffe) broke open the stable and took the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-45-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The two prisoners and I broke open the stable door; Edgerton went to a watchman to light a candle, and we went in and took away two saddles, two girths, a surcingle, and a saddle cloth; we carried them to the house of one James, who was Edgerton's master; and when they were sold we were to have part of the money, but we were taken, so know nothing of the money.</p>
<persName id="t17520625-45-person322"> William Smith
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<p>Ranson's defence. I went to sleep there, after which Edgerton came in. About 3 or 4 o'clock the watchman came and took us up.</p>
<p>Edgerton's Defence. The night before this fact was done the black stole a cloth belonging to a coach, he bid me come to him about 4 in the morning to go into my stable, saying he wanted to go in. He broke it open, and brought the 2 saddles out, and said he was going to Cloth fair with them.</p>
<p>Hen. Greenwood. I have known Ransom 7 or 8 years, he lodged with me, he always behaved well.</p>
<p>Nat. Larkin. I have known Ransom about ten years, I never knew any ill of him.</p>
<p>Eliz. Green. I have known him 8 years, he always behaved well, he is an apprentice, but his master failed.</p>
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<p>Read in court to this purport.</p>
<p>Jan. 6, 1749. This day appeared personally Thomas Macan, who alledged, that
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<interp inst="t17520625-46-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a marshal man belonging to my Lord Mayor; it is part of my business to execute warrants. I once had a warrant against David Forrest, I believe to take him up for forgery. I inquired after him a great many times, but never could meet with him. I have inquired lately of such persons, which I thought likely to tell. I have heard since he is gone abroad.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-46-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was a man that used to do business for me, but he has been dead about two months. I saw him write his name.</p>
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<p>Q. Where is Forrest ?</p>
<p>Taylor. I can't tell what is become of him. Clap is dead, I knew him. It is read to this purport.</p>
<p>To all people to whom these presents shall come.</p>
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<interp inst="t17520625-46-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , late a mariner belonging to his Majesty's ship the Pool, deceased, do send greeting. Know ye, that I the said
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<p>Girling. The prisoner came to my house Jan. 8, 1749.
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<interp inst="t17520625-46-person347" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and he came together, he told me he had just been to take his father's ticket out of the office, and desired to know if I would buy it. He produced the administration from the commons, and said it was his property. I took the ticket and went to the office, and made inquiry, and found it to be given out of the office. I looked upon it to be as good as a Bank note, so I bought it, and paid the money according to agreement. To the best of my memory I paid him 22 l. 2 s. 6 d. or 22 l. 17 s. 6 d. He signed
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