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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060001"/>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 Wednesday the 6th, Thursday the 7th, and Friday the 8th of December,
<p>In the 26th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign, BEING THE First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honble Sir CRISP GASCOYNE, Knt. LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER I.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row, 1752.</p>
<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir CRISP GASCOYNE, Knt. Lord-Mayor of the City of London, the Right Hon. Lord Chief Justice WILLES *, the Honourable Mr.
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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>
<p>
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<p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>1. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17521206-1-person31" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is Thomas. The prisoner's husband took a lodging of me; I can't find him : They were at my house from April till about two months ago ; it was a one-pair of stairs room ; he was to give me 2 s. per week; it was furnish'd. The prisoner and her husband went to gather elder berries, and said they'd pay me on their return; the room was left lock'd up; I broke open the room-door, with a warrant, about a month after they were gone Every thing was gone except the chairs, table and bedstead ; I lost a brass sender, a copper stew-pan, one pair of sheets, a bolster, two pillows, two blankets, and four curtains; I went with a search warrant and search'd Mr. Pearcy's house, a pawnbroker, there I found the stew pan and brass sender, part of my curtains, one blanket, one quilt, two linen sheets. These goods produc'd in court and depos'd to.</p>
<p>Question from Prisoner. Was there not a woman that had my key to go in and out ?</p>
<p>M. Howard. None but her own daughter.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not you give me leave to make use of these things upon my giving you 10 s?</p>
<p>M Howard. No, indeed I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-1-person32" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner brought these things to me to pawn at several times, the first time was in April, the last in September.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body come with her?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060003"/>Pearcy No, she came alone, and brought them as her property. These are the same goods that have been produc'd.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The Prosecutrix gave me leave to pawn them upon my promising to pay her 10 s. but having a from a tree, could not bring the berries, or I had put them in their places again.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>2. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17521206-2-person39" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came and said before justice Cox he bought them for 16 s. The justice ordered him to return the harnesses, and do the best he could to find out the man he bought them of. One harness was produc'd in court, which he depos'd to, the other he had at home.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-2-person40"> William Flin
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<interp inst="t17521206-2-person40" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a hackney-coach ; the prisoner brought this harness to me on the 25th of Sept. at Mr. Dickerson's shop, and Mr. Dickerson valued it at 15 s. I bought it for 16 s. he told me he had them to sell for a coachman.</p>
<p>William Dickerson. I am a Coachmaker, in Gray's-Inn-Lane; the prisoner brought this harness to my shop to sell to Mr. Smith; I hung it up that I might see it, and valued it at three crowns ; the prisoner said he brought it from the Cross-Keys in Gracechurch Street, and was to sell them for another man: Mr. Smith bought it of him for 16 s.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>On the 25th of Sept. I was going to look after business near Gray's Inn Gate, I met one
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<interp inst="t17521206-2-person41" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he ask'd me to sell the harness for him, and said he'd pay me for my trouble; I took them and inquir'd in Holborn, then in Bloomsbury-Square, there I was told
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>3. (M.)
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<p>4. (M.)
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<p>Lockhart Gordon. On the 25th or 26th of October, about eleven at night, I came out of the Bedford-Head coffee-house,
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<p>Q. How far was this from the Bedford coffee-house ?</p>
<p>Gordon. It was about thirty or forty yards.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light enough to discern the prisoner's person?</p>
<p>Gordon. It was (the lamps being lighted) very light. I took him to justice Fielding's, who was in bed and refused to get up; this gave the prisoner fresh courage, who used me very abusively saying, that he would blow my brains out, or words to the same purport.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. How near was I to him when he missed the handkerchief ?</p>
<p>Gordon. If he did not touch my shoulder, he was as near as he could stand.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Gordon. No, my lord, not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going thro' Covent-Garden piazzas, and a young fellow ran away at the same time; there was also a great crowd about the gentleman when the handkerchief was lost.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-4-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a blacksmith, and live in St. James's, Soho ; I have known the prisoner ever since he sucked at his mother's breast, but never know any harm of him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-4-person49"> Martha Parnel
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<interp inst="t17521206-4-person49" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the other witness, and have known the prisoner 18 or 19 years, but never heard any ill of him in my life.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-4-person50"> Martha Holland
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<interp inst="t17521206-4-person50" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in St. George's, Hanover-Square, and have known the prisoner 15 or 16 years, but never knew any harm of him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-4-person51"> Anne Robertson
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<interp inst="t17521206-4-person51" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant at the Faulcon at Hide-Park-Corner, and have known the prisoner many years, but never heard he wrong'd any body.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-4-person53" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the last witness, and have known the prisoner eight or nine years, but never knew any ill of him.</p>
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<p>5. (M.)
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<p>6. (M.)
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<p>7. (M.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17521206-7-person70"> James Mears
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<interp inst="t17521206-7-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Lock-and-Key in Hog-Lane, and coming home between twelve and one in the morning on the 29th of October, I went into an alehouse in
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<p>Q. How long did you stay after you had paid your reckoning ?</p>
<p>Mears. I went immediately after. I secured her, and she was sent to the Roundhouse, where the constable searched her cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. What is your employment ?</p>
<p>Mears. I deal in horses, and have a stable near Denmark-Street.</p>
<p>Q. How came your lameness?</p>
<p>Mears. It came with a cut on my nuckle, which has been opened five or six times.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-7-person71"> John Harrop
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<interp inst="t17521206-7-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in St. Giles's High-Street. In the morning of the 29th of October I heard t he prosecutor had been robbed, and the thief put into the Roundhouse. As I went to church I made water in the Church-yard against the Roundhouse. There I saw the purse lying on the ground, and took it up. (Produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor as his property, which he lost with his money ). The Roundhouse window faces the place where it lay.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Ask the prosecutor if he did not give his wife a 36 s. piece in the watch-house after I was there.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did, but that was loose in my pocket.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Mr. Mears desired me to drink a pint or two with him, I did and went out, he came out after me, and told me, if I'd go down the alley he'd give me a shilling, which I took, and, knowing that he had a wife and family, would not be concerned with him, so I ran away with the shilling; then he cried out I had robbed him to be revenged of me.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-7-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Watchmaker, and live just by Hicks's Hall. I knew Mears before, having seen him in Smithfield buying and selling horses; I saw him yesterday at Hicks's-Hall, I ask'd him what his business was; he said, I am come to tuck a bitch up that pox'd me seven years ago; as to the prisoner I know nothing of her.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060005"/>Prosecutor. I declare I never spoke to that man yesterday.</p>
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<p>8.
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<p>9 (M)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-9-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .The prisoner was
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<interp inst="t17521206-9-verdict36" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>10. ( M.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17521206-10-person86"> John Dailey
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17521206-10-off37 t17521206-10-crimeloc39"/>; on the 18th of Nov. the brass pot was standing at my door, my next-door neighbour asked me if I had sold the pot; I said no; he said a woman had just carried it away, I followed her and took her with it in her hand. Produc'd in court and depos'd to.</p>
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<p>See her tried before, No. 508. in last paper.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>11. (M.)
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<p>12. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17521206-12-defend91" type="given" value="Isaac"/>
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<persName id="t17521206-12-person94"> Arthur Swaine
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<interp inst="t17521206-12-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17521206-12-victim93 t17521206-12-viclabel48"/> ; the prisoner took a lodging of me at 1 s. 6 d. per week about three weeks before last Christmas at eleven at night. He lay there and went away with the key the next morning leaving the door locked; there had been clean sheets laid on his bed, which he took with him. He came again the 16th of last month to take lodgings of me, pretending that he worked at the same place he had said before he did, which I enquired into and found to be false, but, knowing him again, detained him on this theft.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get your sheets again?</p>
<p>Swaine. No, my lord.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in Kent at the time the prosecutor speaks of his sheets being lost.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him for a crime of the same nature.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>13. (M)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-13-person98" type="given" value="John"/>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17521206-13-off51 t17521206-13-crimeloc54"/>. I was in my parlour and had a full view of my shop; I saw the prisoner come into my shop and take up two Gloucestershire cheeses and go out with them; I followed him, took the two cheeses upon him, and brought him back.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was coming down Holborn I saw the two cheeses lying down by the side of the kennel, so I took them up, and the gentleman took hold on me.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>14. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17521206-14-off57 t17521206-14-crimeloc59"/>, and let the prisoner a ready furnished lodging. The goods mentioned in the indictment were missing after he had been there about three weeks, so I took him up on suspicion of taking them away, and he was committed. Two or three days after that, I was informed by a strange woman that the goods were pawned at the house of
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<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060006"/>Q. Where is the pawnbroker?</p>
<p>Barret. He is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-14-person106" type="given" value="Peter"/>
<interp inst="t17521206-14-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the constable who went with the prosecutor and found the goods at the house of Pratt. They were pawned in the name of Susanna Whitehead.</p>
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<p>15. ( M.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17521206-15-person112"> Patrick Quin
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<interp inst="t17521206-15-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and left the prisoner in my room to take care of my child. I went out between four and five the 17th of October in the morning, and came home by eleven, but found neither the prisoner nor the child in the room, and not having the key in my pocket was obliged to break open the door, where I found my poker and a hammer lying by the box in which were my effects ; the lock was broke, out of which I lost two guineas and a half in gold, one gold ring, a pair of silver buttons, and a silk handkerchief. My wife went out about six o'clock and locked the box. I had these things in my own hands over night. When the prisoner was in the Roundhouse she owned she pawned the ring and buttons for 14 s. to Mr. Harrison before me and some others, and that she spent the money. The handkerchief was taken upon her, which she owned she took, and that she took them out of the box. I went to Mr. Harrison and found the ring and buttons by her directions.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-15-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor came to my house and asked if I had a ring and a pair of buttons pledged in the name of Fox for 14 s. which I found to be so; ( produced in court) they were in the name of
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<interp inst="t17521206-15-person115" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Mr. Fielding asked her, how she came to do such a thing; she said she believed the Devil possessed her: My servant took them in: I never saw the prisoner till before the Justice.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-15-person116"> George Johnson
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<interp inst="t17521206-15-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was Constable: I took her and brought her to the Round-house; there she owned taking the gold ring and buttons, and that they were at Mr. Harrison's, and that she had taken and spent the money.</p>
<p>Q. Did she mention the sum ?</p>
<p>Johnson. She did not. A handkerchief I found upon her. (The rings, buttons, and handkerchief produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.) There were the Prosecutor's and Wife's initial letters of their names in the ring and on the buttons, S Q P. I fetched Harrison to Mr. Fielding's, and he brought the ring and buttons.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-15-person117"> Sarah Quin
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<interp inst="t17521206-15-person117" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor: I went out at six in the morning, and had locked the chest, and had the key in my pocket: I left in the chest two guineas and an half in gold, the ring, and buttons. (She deposed to the ring and buttons.) I left the prisoner and my child, about three years old, in the room: I returned between ten and eleven, the door was lock'd, we broke it open, the window was blinded up, that none might see what had been done within : The money and things were missing : I heard the prisoner own, in the Roundhouse, that she took the things mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. What was the whole of the money you missed out of the chest?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-15-person118"> Sarah Quin
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<interp inst="t17521206-15-person118" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There were sixteen shillings in silver and a guinea and an half in gold missing, which is all there were.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-15-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Newtoner's-Lane : I have a house there: The prosecutor and his wife rent a room of me: I heard the prisoner own she had taken and pawned the ring and buttons: At first she own'd taking no more than sixteen shillings; they asked her where it was; she said it was d - d. This was in the Roundhouse; the silk handkerchief was about her neck, and the constable offering to take it, she made an attempt to hide it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was a hired servant to them for half a guinea for half a year. I went to demand my wages when my time was up, and he said, if I did not hold my tongue, he'd lay me fast in Newgate.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t17521206-15-person120"> Elizabeth Garret
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<p>
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<persName id="t17521206-15-person122"> Elizabeth Hodges
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<interp inst="t17521206-15-person122" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17521206-15-person122" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her about a year, but never heard any ill of her; she worked hard for her bread.</p>
<p>
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<p>She likewise stood charg'd on the coroner's inquest for the said murder. ++</p>
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<p>Q. Was any thing mentioned about the blow above stairs?</p>
<p>M. Oats. No, my lord, there was not ; I went to bed and knew no more of it.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he continue at that apartment after this ?</p>
<p>M. Oats. He was there but till the Monday following, then he was carried to the Infirmary.</p>
<p>Q. Between the Wednesday and Monday did you see him?</p>
<p>M. Oats. I did on the Monday, he went about his business a day and a half.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any blow struck?</p>
<p>M. Oats. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-16-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The deceased and I work'd both in one house, I went to see him on the Saturday after he went into the Infirmary, and ask'd him how it happen'd; he told me his wife had flung a piece of brick at him; I ask'd him no more, nor did he say more.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-16-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in the hospital in the next ward to the deceas'd, and have seen the prisoner come to see him; I had us'd frequently to go to see him. On the Sunday our nurse said to me, I heard say his wife did it by slinging a brick. After his wife was gone, I went and ask'd how he did, and desir'd he'd let me know how this affair happened ; he said, that on lord-mayor's day, at night, his wife and others were drinking together, his wife grew drowsy, and laid her head on the table; he would have her get up and lie on the bed, she kick'd him on the private parts, and hurt him, which he resented, and words arose; then the child's godmother came down and took her part, whereupon she took up a brick, flung it at him, and so did it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he struck her?</p>
<p>Boare. No, he did not,</p>
<p>Q. Did they seem friendly in the hospital?</p>
<p>Boare. They did; she came often, and was there on Sunday and on Monday morning; and when she came on Tuesday morning he was dead.</p>
<p>Jos. Agate. I live in the same house; the Saturday following, at night, after the lord-mayor's day, the deceas'd and his wife went out together, and came home together, and they went to fighting; I heard the man say, Sally, my dear, I want to live in peace, be quiet, I'll never strike you more; she said, D - n you, you dog, I'll cut you down.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-16-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon, and was at the London Hospital when the deceas'd was brought in, on the 11th of November, he had a small wound on his forehead; the bone was bare, but not fractured, and in a few days he became exceeding ill; it was the opinion of Mr. Harrison, mi, and others that he should be trapann'd, which he accordingly was; I saw it. The deceas'd complain'd also of a violent pain in his breast, he was blooded, and several other methods made use of to relieve him, but all ineffectual, for he died on the 27th of November.</p>
<p>Q. What appear'd on your trapanning him?</p>
<p>Kentish. There was no matter appear'd, but upon opening his head after he was dead, we found it lodg'd under the dura mater; there was a great deal of matter upon the brain under the forehead, and part of the brain was mortified: We opened his body also, and found there was a great inflamation on his stomach, and upon that side of the liver which lies upon it.</p>
<p>Q. By the symptoms which he had, and the appearances of the bod y after dislocation, what do you think was the occasion of his death?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060008"/>Kentish. The violent blow he receiv'd on his head.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think the appearance you saw on his stomach might have occasioned his death if he had not had that wound on his head?</p>
<p>Kentish. I believe it might.</p>
<p>Q. Then why do you think his death was owing to that blow he receiv'd on his forehead?</p>
<p>Kentish. There were two appearances of the cause of his death, it might be from either of them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never meant to do him any ill in my life, nor did him any to my knowledge.</p>
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<p>It was laid over again to be the property of persons unknown.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you put in fear?</p>
<p>Hule. I did see some men below, I did not know but they would knock me on the head.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Where did I first see you?</p>
<p>Hule. At the corner of a court in Drury-lane, a little before 9 o'clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I will make it appear I was ill, and was not out all that blessed Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-18-person142" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I never saw the prisoner till she sent for me; as he us'd me ill, he came up to my mother's room, and desired me to go to the Justice ; he charg'd me and dragg'd me down</p>
<p>Q. Who is he?</p>
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<p>Q. Look about for him.</p>
<p>She did, but did not know him ; she said he left her, and charged several other persons.</p>
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<p>+ All three
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<p>22. (L.)
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<p>Q. What do you charge him with?</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-20-person156" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Having missed money at times out of the drawer, and suspecting the prisoner, on the 15th of Nov. the shop being shut up, the prisoner was below in the bakehouse, I concealed myself in a closet in the kitchen, where I could look into the shop.</p>
<p>Q. How long had the shop been shut up?</p>
<p>M. Jordan. Almost an hour; the prisoner came up stairs with a candle in his hand; he came into the kitchen and cut himself some victuals; then he went into the shop with a hammer in his hand; with which he raised up the counter, and took out the till.</p>
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<p>M. Jordan. To the best of my knowledge it was; I had the key and never used to take it out but when it was lock'd; I saw him take out some half-pence; I went into the shop as he was shuting it down and told him I could see he made free with the till, and asked him if he had taken enough; he begg'd my Pardon, and gave me the money into my hand, which was 10 d. all in half-pence, and told me it was the first time he ever had done so.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-20-person157" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Jordan: Mistress suspected somebody had been opening her till; in order to find out who it was, she and I concealed ourselves in the closet: I saw the prisoner come up out of the bake-house (which was under the shop) and go into the kitchen, and cut himself some victuals; after which he went into the shop, and with a hammer lifted up the counter, and took out half-pence; he put his hand in twice, and laid them down on the counter by him; after which Mistress went to the shop door, and asked him if he had taken enough; if not, bid him take more, and said, are not you a pretty fellow for robbing me? He begged her pardon, and gave the money into her hand.</p>
<p>Q. How much was there of it?</p>
<p>Richards. I did not tell it ; I saw it was halfpence she told me there was twelve-pence halfpenny.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>There was a customer came to the bake-house door for 2 quartern loaves; I took the half-pence for them, and went up and laid them on the counter, when I went up for my supper.</p>
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<p>23. (L.)
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<p>John Birk. Last Month I was coming along the street on
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<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Birk. This was under the
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<p>Q. Who brought him to you?</p>
<p>Birk. I did not know the men, they were some that are here to give evidence.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say, when you charged him?</p>
<p>Birk. He said he had been with me, that I ran against him, and he knocked me down; he was carried before my lord mayor, and I was sent to the hospital that night.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see him after this?</p>
<p>Birk. I saw him again that same night in the hospital; there were some other people with him, they ask'd me whither I knew the man, that had done me the mischief; I then knew him again, and the next day also I knew him before by lord mayor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-21-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Wednesday the 15th of Nov. last, between 8 and nine o'clock, I came up the Little Old-Baily, I heard a person cry out, he has robb'd me, murder! murder! I ran as fast as I could,
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<interp inst="t17521206-21-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sitting in the Ten Bells facing the Saracen's-Head on Snow Hill, and hearing a person call out murder! murder! I went out and saw a mob about the prisoner. I asked where the man was that was hurt, and was told he was near the Fountain tavern. The mob let the prisoner go on Snow-Hill ; we took him again opposite to the Three Bushes, and told him he had both robbed and murdered a man; he said, it is no matter for that, I am glad of it: so we brought him back to the wounded man, who said, when he saw him, this is the man that did me the injury.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-21-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As I was going from the Exchange home down Snow-Hill, I saw two men leading the prisoner along, who said a man was robbed and murdered; I ran along, and when I got up to him, the prisoner and a little man were rising from off the ground; we brought him first to the wounded man at the Fountain door, and asked him if he knew who did him the injury, and he declared the prisoner to be the man; when we brought the prisoner to go before my lord mayor, in Newgate-Street some of the company wanted to rescue him, others declared we could not hold him without an officer, asking how we dare do it. I believe he had more friends than enemies about him at that time. He had something tucked into his coat that stood out, which he dropped, and his friends I believe picked it up. He lost his apron. When we came almost to St. Martin's Le Grand I saw a handkerchief (I believe it to be red and yellow ) dropping out of his bosom; I said, I believe you have dropped your handkerchief; he replied, the handkerchief may be d - d, he had not lost any thing. Then some people drove us about as tho' they intended to drive us down together; I believe they belonged to him. When we came about Woodstreet end, the prisoner began to cry China oranges or lemons, silberts, and such like goods. We took him to my lord mayor without any officer; after which one came.</p>
<p>Q. from my lord mayor. Did you go along with the prisoner when I directed a number of persons to go with him to the hospital to see if the person there knew him?</p>
<p>Lewis. I did, and the wounded man singled out the prisoner from amongst about fourteen men, and said he was the man that did him the injury.</p>
<p>The prisoner being asked whether he had any thing to say for himself, would not speak.</p>
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<p>24. (M.)
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<p>Q. When did you see them last?</p>
<p>Musgrove. I saw them in the morning at breakfast time. I went out to work as usual, and had word brought me that the goods mentioned were stolen; I went home, and the same night received intelligence that the tea chest was at the house of
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<interp inst="t17521206-22-person171" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor. The goods mentioned were that morning safe in the kitchen, the tea chest stood on the dresser, the two candlesticks on the mantlepiece, the bonnet and apron being behind the door. I went out of an errand about eleven o'clock, and came back about a quarter before twelve ; I found the door open, and missed the tea chest first, and after that the rest. A friend of mine went with me to justice Gore for a search warrant; he went into a publick house, who saw Mr. Frances the pawnbroker, who told him he had got such a tea chest, so it came to be found out; I went to his house the next day, and found the chess to
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<interp inst="t17521206-22-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner at the bar brought this tea chest to my house some time I believe in October, but can't remember the day; she said she was destitute and had a tea chest to pledge, and that she had a great many things to bring at times; she had two shillings upon it. I went to a publick house in the evening, and a man came in and said he had been in order to get a warrant to search for things stolen; he mentioned the tea chest, and I told him I had taken in such one. Then the prosecutrix came and owned it. The prisoner came again in November, and wanted to sell the chest; so I sent for the prosecutor and his wife, and had her secured.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had those things of one
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<interp inst="t17521206-23-person178" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I let the prisoner a lodging on her own account; she was in it about two months; she left the lodging on the 31st of September, locked the door, and took the key with her. After she was gone three or four days, I had the door broke open and found the things gone. She left a man in the room, who went away after she was gone.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see h er again?</p>
<p>M. Alexander. I think it was on the 22d of September, I found her in bed in Hog-Lane; I took her before the justice, then she told where the things were, and went with me to Mr. Herring, a pawnbroker, and asked for them, where I found one sheet and the rug.</p>
<p>Marphet Allen. I lodge in the prosecutrix's house, and was by when the prisoner was taken; she was asked where the goods were; she said she knew but of one sheet, and went with us to Mr. Herring, where we found one sheet and the rug.</p>
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<p>Q. What did you lend upon them?</p>
<p>Herring. I lent eighteen-pence on the sheet, and nine-pence on the rug.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner come at the time ?</p>
<p>Herring. I know nothing of the prisoner, I think I have seen her before, but don't know.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I cohabited with that man (name
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<p>Q. When did you miss these things?</p>
<p>Eliz. Flinn. She being out of place, came to my house at times with a servant of mine, and having robb'd another person, was taken before justice Fielding on the 9th of Nov. and there freely confess'd the taking them. I miss'd them on the 7th of Nov. the handkerchief was then at one Bibby's a pawnbroker, who deliver'd it to me.</p>
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<p>Eliz. Vaughan. I hired the prisoner the Monday before the lord-mayor's day, and discharg'd her on the Wednesday following; she was not capable of doing my work, and I gave her leave to come on Thursday at noon to help the maid dress dinner, when she took an opportunity to take away a cambrick handkerchief, a laced cap, a petticoat, a riding-hood, and a pair of black shoes out of my house, my property; she was taken and carried before justice Fielding, and had the cap on her head then, which I did not desire to be taken off. The shoes, petticoat and handkerchief produc'd in court, and depos'd to.</p>
<p>
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<p>Eliz. Black. The prisoner had the petticoat in pawn at a pawnbroker's ; she took me there and I bought it of her 1 or 4 s.</p>
<p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was with miss Vaughan almost a fortnight, for which she paid me half a crown; and wanting a little money, I took these things, and made away with them to buy me a pair of shoes.</p>
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<p>Alexander M'Alla. I met
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<p>Q. Did they ask you, or you them, to go in and drink?</p>
<p>M'Alla. I ask'd
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<p>Q. Was there no body else with you?</p>
<p>M'Alla. There was
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<interp inst="t17521206-25-person202" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and she came, and we took them all three before justice Lediard. Upon their examination they all said they knew nothing of it; he committed two of them to Tothilfields-Bridewell and the other to the Gatehouse.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever heard of your watch since?</p>
<p>M'Alla. No, I have not, I advertis'd it twice; nor can I charge it upon any particular person. Upon their second examination
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<interp inst="t17521206-25-person204" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17521206-25-person204" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> take hold of the string of my watch and take it out of my pocket, but what she did with it she could not tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel any body take it out?</p>
<p>M'Alla. I did not.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-25-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was along with the prosecutor on the 5th of Nov. about half an hour after six at night, and saw him take out his watch to see what o'clock it was; we had been at the Coach and horses in Marygold Court, the house of Mr. M'Daniel's; we came to the sign of the Globe and met with the three prisoners at the bar, they came round him and desired him to go in and drink a dram; we went in, but did not stay two minutes there; and when we came to the New Church, which was in about four minutes time, he said he miss'd his watch, we came back and secured two of them at Mr. M'Daniel's, the other was brought in a little time after; when they were taken before the justice, they all denied knowing any thing of the watch; but on their second examination
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<p>Q. Did she confess any thing as to herself?</p>
<p>Forrister. No, my lord, she did not.</p>
<p>Dawson's Defence.</p>
<p>As we were walking towards the New Church in the Strand we met the prosecutor, he stopp'd me and ask'd me how I did; I said pretty well, he ask'd me where my pocket was, and said, if I had none he would give me one, and by main force he dragg'd me in, and these Girls followed us.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17521206-26-off117 t17521206-26-crimeloc119"/> ; on May the 3d I went out to washing, when I came home at night and went to fallen up my windows, I missed my iron-pin to the window, that I key within-side ; so fastened the window up with an awl-tack and a piece of leather. I have but one door and one window; my journeyman got up first on the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060013"/> 6th of May (I keep a translator's shop, and he translates old shoes for me) he found my window-shutter down; I missed 6 pair of shoes and pumps, which were there when I went to bed; my man's kitt was intirely gone, we went to a second hand shop, and inquired of a woman, she said, she had a pair of new pumps pawn'd to her for 10 d, and after that, a pair of women's and a pair of men's shoes sold to her for 17 d. My journeyman took them up, and said, he would swear to the work, that he translated them up, I knew them to be mine; she said, she had them of the prisoner: I took him up, and had him before the justice, there he own'd it, and said, he being a little in liquour, came into my house and took the shoes out under his coat; ( the two pair produced in court and deposed to, and an iron pin to a window,) this is my iron pin, or much like it; I found it at the prisoner's mother's house, where he lives; with another pair of shoes; he had on another pair of pumps of mine on his feet.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The journeyman that work'd with my prosecutor told me he wanted money to go to the alehouse with; he brought the shoes to me to sell for him; he is a man that travels about and is since gone away.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-26-person213"> Mary More
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<interp inst="t17521206-26-person213" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am the prisoner's mother; he was at home with me on the 6th of May between 6 and 7 o'clock, the prosecutrix's journeyman brought the shoes to my son to sell; I am sure my son was never out of my house that night; the journeyman has been gone away ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he the 3d of May at night?</p>
<p>M. More. He was at home that night ; he was out seeking after work.</p>
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<persName id="t17521206-26-person214"> Elizabeth More
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<interp inst="t17521206-26-person214" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am sister to the prisoner, he was at home betwixt 6 and 7 the 6th of May in the evening, the prosecutrix's servant came with shoes to him to sell.</p>
<p>Q. How do you recollect it was the 6th of May?</p>
<p>E. More. Because it was Brentford fair day, my brother was not out afterwards that night ; my mother was not very well and I sat up with her all night, and he was in the room with me.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you awake all the time you was at home?</p>
<p>Becket. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Becket. I was all the time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any noise above stairs?</p>
<p>Becket. No, my Lord, I did not. About two or three months before this, the prisoner at the bar desired
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060014"/> to see my apartment, and brought a candle, pretending there was a pannel loose, and he wanted to fasten it: I went up with him: My closet is a longish dark place: He went in, I did not, but I examined it since, and find the pannel fastens on his side and not on mine.</p>
<p>Q. When was you in the closet last ?</p>
<p>Becket. About three or four days, or a week before it was broke through.</p>
<p>Q. After you found the house broke, what did you do?</p>
<p>Becket. I examined into the affair, and found the prisoner had a man and a woman lodged in his garret, I went and knocked at the door between four and five o'clock, there was the woman lodger, who said she lived there, and the prisoner came from the door at the same time and said, what is the matter? there was also his wife. I said, who had broke their house into mine to-day? the prisoner said I don't know, I have nobody but a man and a woman lodger in my garret. I left him there, and found afterwards he was very flush of money that night, so I fetched a search-warrant the next day, and went to his house, which we searched and found both gold and silver, and after some time the leather pocket which had my silver in.</p>
<p>Q. What pieces of money were found?</p>
<p>Becket. Silver and gold between 5 and 6 l. but I cannot swear to any of it.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. Was this the house he lived in where you found that pocket?</p>
<p>Becket. It was, he has made doors from one to another.</p>
<p>Q. Whose room is that which was on the backside your closet?</p>
<p>Becket. He keeps it in his own hands, it is a one pair of stairs room.</p>
<p>Q. What description did you give of this pocket to persons you talked with?</p>
<p>Becket. I have said it is a little coarse in the grain, it is not taken off so clean as sometimes leather is, and one side there is a speck or two of the grain upon it, I can pick it out from a hundred.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say before my lord mayor you knew it because it was stitched with yellow silk?</p>
<p>Becket. I said there's a place looks as if it was stitched with yellow silk.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you tell any body it was stitched with yellow silk ?</p>
<p>Becket. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-27-person220" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present when Mr. Becket missed his money, about four o'clock in the afternoon he said he had lost 20 l. he lighted a candle, went up stairs and came down again, saying, my money is gone, and my house is broke out into Slow's: then I went up with him, he opened the closet door, and put down the candle, where I saw a hole big enough for two men to go through in the pannel out of Slow's passage into the prosecutor's closet.</p>
<p>Q. How was the plaister wall?</p>
<p>Newton. There was no plaister wall as I saw, only wainscot or boards nailed up against a post. We went to Mr. Slow's house and found his wife, and in a moment he came. We had a notion of a person that lives in the upper part of the house; they were ready to get a candle, then we went up there, and all was secure. When the search-warrant was got I was present at the searching of the house, none but the prisoner was left with me, who walked up and down for about a quarter of an hour, but nothing passed between him and me, There was a rattling of money up stairs, then he left me and went up and came down again, saying, it is very surprizing to me he has not been robbed before now. After that came the officer and Mr. Becket, and searched below, where Mr. Greenwood brought out a linnen bag, and asked Mr. Becket if that was his, he said no. In a minute after that, or less, he brought out that leather pocket and tossed it down, and Mr. Becket said, this is my pocket in which my silver was. After this we went to the Mansion-House to have a hearing before my lord mayor. The prisoner walked up and down, and seemed very uneasy, so I said to him, had not you better make it up with him, it is running a great hazard to go before my lord; he said, I'll do any thing to make Mr. Becket easy; said I, doubtless some of the money is embezzled away, give him the remainder: then he said, suppose I give him a note for the remainder. Presently after he said, if I do my character is blasted, and I may as well he hang'd.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this conversation?</p>
<p>Newton. This was in the Mansion-House before we appeared before my lord mayor.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. Who was by at this conversation?</p>
<p>Newton. There were none by but he and I.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Newton. I live in Wood-Street.</p>
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<p>Newton. I am a breeches-maker,</p>
<p>Q. When the pocket was found, did not he call his wife to bring a pair of breeches that it was taken out of?</p>
<p>Newton. He did desire her to fetch a pair of breeches that a pocket was taken out of, but there was no proof it was that pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-27-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> for a search-warrant, and I, being an officer, went along with him and searched the house of the prisoner; we found between 5 and 6 l. in money, then I came down stairs and looked among some rubbish in an old trunk all rags and very ordinary stuff, there I found a little linnen bag, I was down on my knees, so sent it out by another man, which the prosecutor did not know. After that I looked farther, and found this leather pocket in that trunk, and Mr. Becket directly said he had it many years to keep his money in.</p>
<p>Q. Did he mention he thought it was done with silk ?</p>
<p>Nash. He did mention that he thought it was done with silk, but when he came to look at it, he said that the place that he meant was a stain in the grain of the leather: The prisoner said it could not be Mr. Becket's, because it came out of his black breeches; they were fetched down, and no pockets were out of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing else?</p>
<p>Nash. No, I did not; Slow was in a great quandary.</p>
<p>Q. Amongst whose things did you find the pocket?</p>
<p>Nash. Amongst the prisoner's things.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>We went over to Mr. Greenwood's; the prosecutor said, my pocket has got yellow stitches in the middle of it. I said, had it been stitch'd with stuff of any colour? At last Mr. Nash said, here is a crease; then said Mr. Becket, that is the place I meant: I was very much in a flutter, and said I had a pair of breeches which I had lengthened: the next day, when I came to consider better, I found how the thing was, but then I did not.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-27-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a piece of a Taylor: I remember taking out a pocket for the prisoner out of a pair of breeches on the 14th of March was a Twelvemonth: I carried them home to him: He was angry I did not put it in again: I told him, I thought two pockets would be sufficient to hold his money and mine.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know that pocket again?</p>
<p>Ripshaw. No, I don't say that: There is not an honester man in London than he is.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-27-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I believe I have known the prisoner four or five years: I was with him before my Lord Mayor on Saturday morning; the descriptions the prosecutor gave for knowing the pocket, was by yellow stitches, and the goodness of the pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character?</p>
<p>Seagood. A very good one; that of an honest man.</p>
<p>Mr. Langford. I have known him about six years, he worked in my house two years and a half, and I have trusted him with many sums of money.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Langford. I take him to be as honest a man as ever was born down to this time.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since he worked in your house?</p>
<p>Langford. He has been gone from me about two years and a half.</p>
<p>Mr. Jordan. I have known him these last two years, and look upon him to be as honest a man as any in Christendom; he has had opportunities to defraud me; my apprentices have given him sometimes a corner, or circle too many, and he has brought it back again, saying, your boy has given me this too much. He was always very honest, and is a
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<p>Mandevile Sinnersal. I have known him about 10 or 12 years, and always looked upon him to be a very industrious honest man. I have employed him, and believe he never wronged me nor any body else.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-29-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Barker and Aubery, and when I heard they were apprehended I went to Bridewell with the prosecutrix. Watson the evidence, Burker and Aubery had first a design to break open my shop; I live near the prosecutrix; but through mistake broke open her shop. They confessed they twisted the pin of the window about till the key fell out, then they broke the glass and took out three loaves and one slice of gingerbread and ran away with them.</p>
<p>Q. What shop do you keep?</p>
<p>Midhurst. I keep a cloaths-shop.</p>
<p>Q. Had you known either of the prisoners before?</p>
<p>Midhurst. No, I never saw them till I saw them in Bridewell.</p>
<p>Q. How old do you take Barker to be?</p>
<p>Midhurst. I believe about 13 years of age.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-29-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am under-turnkey to Tothilfields Bridewell; when two of the prisoners and evidence were sent to our place, Aubery call'd me on one side and told me of their breaking this shop open by him and four others, that is, the evidence and two other prisoners, with one Pen Burnet, that they intended to rob an old cloaths-shop at the upper end of Jews-Row, by Chelsea college, but they miss'd it, and happen'd on this chandler's-shop; Barker was by at the time, he said he was the first that put his hand on the pin of the window and turn'd it about till the key fell out; then they opened the window-shutter, and broke the glass with his elbow, and they took out some loaves and gingerbread; upon which I went to the woman's house and found she had been robb'd as they had said. Maddox was committed to Clerkenwell Bridewell, I never saw him till now; Barker was ask'd by many people his age, they wondering that so little a lad as he should be concern'd in such an attempt; he said he was above fourteen years of age.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-29-person242"> John Watson
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<interp inst="t17521206-29-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The three prisoners, Thomas Pen Burnet and I, were drinking at the Red Lion in the Ambery beyond Tothilfields the 30th of September, till between 10 and 11 o'clock at night, when we all went out with a resolution to rob the first man we met; we went up the Willow-Walk and met no body that we thought would be for our advantage: then we went to where this woman lives, but our intention was to break open the house of Mr. Midhurst, because Pen Burnet said he knew the shop; we made a mistake and broke into Mrs. Lowe's house; we turn'd round the pin of the window and the key dropp'd out, then I took down the window-shutter, and Barker broke the window with his elbow, and took out a twopenny loaf and a piece of gingerbread; after that we got out two more, and roll'd one on the floor, then we went round the King's Road with them, with the same resolution to stop the first man we met, but met none that suited us.</p>
<p>Q. Where is Pen Burnet?</p>
<p>Watson. He is not taken.</p>
<p>Q. How old is Barker?</p>
<p>Watson. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Watson. About a year.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Watson. I am a carpenter and joyner, Aubery work'd at
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<p>Q. When did you first come acquainted with Barker ?</p>
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<p>Aubery had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
<p>Burker's Defence.</p>
<p>I have seen the evidence as he has gone along the streets, but never spoke to him in my life to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Maddox's Defence.</p>
<p>I was brought here unawares, and know nothing of it.</p>
<p>For Barker.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-29-person243"> Jane Barker
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<interp inst="t17521206-29-person244" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17521206-29-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he is 13 years old next June; when I have sent him out on an errand, these lads have him away; he has behaved very well, and willing to save any body</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-29-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I believe he will be 13 years of age the 20th of next June; my mother sending him out for sugar and butter for breakfast. with a shilling. he unfortunately met with these boys, who took him with them.</p>
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<p>36. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17521206-30-defend247 t17521206-30-deflabel146"/>, she came to see me, with a how-do-you do, yesterday was fortnight, which day I lost a shirt that I had to wash for
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<interp inst="t17521206-30-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . and an apron of my own, having no body with me in the kitchen but her, whom I set to washing, I suspected her, and she was afterwards taken up on another account, and I met with her at justice Fielding's, there she own'd she had taken and pawn'd the shirt, with Ramsey, in Baldwin's-Gardens; I went there with a search-warrant and found it; she denied taking the apron, and that I never found again.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-30-person254"> Jane Ramsey
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<interp inst="t17521206-30-person254" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought the shirt and pawn'd it to me the 22d of Nov. in the Name of Hannah Green, between nine and ten o'clock; I lent her 4 s. on it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before ?</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The woman gave me the shirt to wash, and I being almost starv'd, pawn'd it.</p>
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<p>37 (M)
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<interp inst="t17521206-31-person260" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 16th of Nov. about two in the afternoon, going in a one horse chaise on the road to Twickenham, at a lane end call'd
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<p>Q. What did he say to you?</p>
<p>M. Eager. He said nothing at all to me, I never heard him speak, and went away with the money in his hand to the chaise behind me; I drove on to the house of Mr. Spires, about two or three stones cast from thence, and told the people. we had been robb'd by a footpad, and if they would pursue him they might take him; I could give no other description of him than that he had a very dirty shirt on; I was so much terrified, I did not mind his face, nor can I say the prisoner is the man: the people set out in about ten minutes after I had been robb'd in pursuit, and brought the prisoner in a our a quarter of an hour. I said to him, way do you throw your life away so? he said he had no work. but he would go to work; we went with him before the justice at Isleworth, and he there in some measure denied it. The justice ask'd him how he came by the pistol; he said he found it in a stable as he was cleaning it; he said we did not give him the money, but we threw it on the ground and he took it up.</p>
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<persName id="t17521206-31-person261"> Rebecca Hydeman
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<interp inst="t17521206-31-person261" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in a chaise behind Mrs. Eager, and saw the come out of Whitten Lane and stop her chaise, and saw a pistol in his hand, and see her likewise shussle her hand in her pocket and put it out towards him; then he came to me with some silver in his hand, I did not hear him speak a word, and I put some halfpence upon the silver.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner, is he the man you speak of?</p>
<p>R. Hydeman. I believe he is the man; for after he was gone we went on to Mr. Spires's house, and told the people there what had happened, and directed them where to go in pursuet; four man went in pursuit, and brought the prisoner to us in about ten minutes time; I told him he was a fool to venture his life for such a trifle; his answer was, it is the first time. We took him to the justice's, who ask'd him many questions; the prisoner said we dropp'd the money and he pick'd it up.</p>
<p>Drury Brown. I was servant to Mr. Spices, and I heard the gentlewomen say they had been robb'd, I took a stick and went with
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<p>Q. Had you said any thing to him?</p>
<p>Brown. No, I had not; I answered him, I believe you are the man. We brought him up my master ground, for he made no resistance; there we search'd him, and James Wiggins took a pistol out of the prisoner's pocket, (produc'd in court;) when we got him to my master's he sent me to my work.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutrix. Is this the pistol that was held out to you?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix It was such a little thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-31-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Spires, a Gardener, I heard these women call out they had been robb'd. He confirm'd the testimony of Brown with addition, that he went with the prisoner to the justice, and going along, the prisoner desired be might stop till the gentlewomen came up, that he might give them their money again, that they had not taken it from him then, but he pull'd it out of his pocket to give it to the men that were with him; it appear'd to be 6 or 7 s. and some halfpence.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I am a stranger hereabouts, and am of the affair.</p>
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<p>The Evidences were the same as on the former trial, to which the reader is referred.</p>
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<p>Q. Why did you suspect the prisoner?</p>
<p>Holland. He was at a place called Church-End on Friday night, where I have a daughter in law lives; he was asking questions about me and whether I liv'd where I did; that he ask'd the way to London, which they directed him; notwithstanding that he came towards my house, which is quite contrary.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-32-person273" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I told him the case; and that the prisoner had then my shirt on; he assisted me; then going befor the justice, the prisoner told me it was my shirt he had on; and that he took it out of my house, and that he took a shift but had torn that to pieces, but the cap he never saw: he own'd the same before the Justice, and being asked why he did not go into the house, he said the glass window fell and made a noise, so that he was afraid of being found out:</p>
<p>( the shirt produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-32-person274" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The door and window was very fast over night, about 9 o'clock when I went to bed; I was the last person up; when I got up the next morning, I found the window broke, I called my master up, he got up; the things mentioned
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<p>Q. Could a person get them without coming into the house ?</p>
<p>R. Winnels. I believe he might.</p>
<p>Q. Whose property where the things lost?</p>
<p>R. Winnels. The shirt was my master's, the shirt and cap belong'd to me; I never saw mire once.</p>
<p>Q. Does the room in which they hung belong to the dwelling house?</p>
<p>R. Winnels. It does.</p>
<p>Danie. Wood. I was at the taking the prisoner at the Wheat Sheaf at Paddington, he own'd he took the shirt he had on his back from out of Mr. Holland's house.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he own this?</p>
<p>Wood. Before we got 20 yards from the Wheat-Sheaf door with him:</p>
<p>Q. Did he say in what manner he took it, or wa time?</p>
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<p>Q. Did he say he broke the house?</p>
<p>Wood. I don't remember he did; he own'd also before the Justice that he took it ; so Mr. Fielding ordered him to go down stairs and pull it off; I saw him pull it off and deliver it to Mr. Holland.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never own'd before the Justice that I took the thing, nay he never asked me; they would not let me speak a word there.</p>
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<p>Robert Hall. I was standing opposite to the prosecutor's house, and saw Douglass stand at the corner of the window ; I saw him put his hand over and reach a parcel of black cloth, so I stepped over to him and took him into the shop. Mr. Sullivan was out at the time, but his wife sent for him, and he came. I had taken the parcel from Douglass, which Mr. Sullivan said was his property. After that he let him go, and in about a quarter of an hour after as I was going up the street I saw him, a sailor-like man, and a woman together, but lost fight of the sailor-like man and the woman, neither can I say it was Crawley. Crawley afterwards owned he was with Douglass; I there saw Douglass stoop down and pick up another bundle of cloth, so I went to him and took hold of him again; this was about 2 or 300 yards from the prosecutor's shop. I brought him back again to the shop, and shewed Mr. Sullivan that bundle, which he also said was his; this was the surtout coat. Somebody else had stopped Crawley, and he was brought to the shop, but there was nothing found on him. They were carried before the justice, where Douglass owned he took both the bundles of cloth in my hearing.</p>
<p>Douglass's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming from the custom-house about six or seven at night, and overtook Crawley and a woman together, who were cursing and swearing about some goods which she had in her lap; I went into a house and had half a pint of beer, and coming out again I saw the woman with a pair of breeches in her lap. Crawley came and gave me the things they have been talking of, and desired me to hold them, saying, he'd come to me in about three minutes; then that man came and took hold on me, and took me to the gentleman's house. Then the woman went off with what she had got.</p>
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<p>William Hargroves. I live at the corner of
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<p>Mr. Gunston. The prisoner brought this watch to me on Saturday last in the morning between nine and ten o'clock. and wanted to borrow three guineas and a half on it; I asked her where she brought it from, and she said from her father in Piccadilly, that he had broke his leg, and if I disputed it she would fetch her mother; she went, but did not return. On the Monday morning I saw an advertisement, but before I could get myself ready to go as directed, the prosecutor came with the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My prosecutor offered me three guineas and a half to lie with me; I asked him for the money on the Friday night, and he said he had none, but bid me take the watch and pledge it for three guineas and a half, so I went and the gentleman stopped it.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
<p>Mary M'Gennes. I have known the prisoner two years, but never heard any thing of her but what was very honest.</p>
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<p>Robert Bray. On the 29th of September, between eight and nine at night, I was coming from my labour through a little alley (I think they call it
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<p>Q. Did she ever confess taking these halfpence from you ?</p>
<p>Bray. No, she did not; she said if I must g Bridewell, I'll have my own block and bettle.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the man, I never saw him before.</p>
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<p>Edward Price. I lodge at Mr. Hall's house in
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<p>September 20, 1751. Borrowed of
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<p>The Second Part of these Procedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060021"/>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 Wednesday the 6th, Thursday the 7th, and Friday the 8th of December,</p>
<p>In the 26th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign, BEING THE First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honble Sir CRISP GASCOYNE, Knt. LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER I. PART II.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1752.</p>
<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060022"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. WHEN did you see these things you mention last?</p>
<p>Price. I saw them on the Friday, the day before they were lost.</p>
<p>Q. Was the trunk lock'd?</p>
<p>Price. It was, and I had the key in my pocket. The prisoner and I lay together; I never knew him before he came there; I suspected him and took him up when I missed the trunk, which was on the Sunday morning. I had him before Justice St. Lawrence, but he would not confess; the Justice sent him to the Round-house; before he went in he turned his head, and said to Mr. Hall, I don't know what to do, I'd speak with you; then he said, I have made such a vow, for which I am d - d for ever. Then he said, one How fetched the trunk down, and he stood in Piccadilly, at the end of the street, and received it, and went to open it in a Court, and was not quick enough, then How opened it with a crooked nail; that one took the 36 s. piece, and the other the two guineas; then he went to Salisbury-Court, and lodged the trunk at a Green Grocer's all night; the next day he went to the Cross Key's in Wood-street, and sent it down to Stratford upon Avon, with the other things in it. I sent an evidence that is here, and it was brought up to town last Monday; there were in it, when it came back, five shirts, ten stocks, the silver snuff-box, two razor-cases, four razors, and the note of hand. The money and two shirts were gone. This How is out of the way and not to be found.</p>
<p>Robert Hall. On Saturday the 25th of November the prosecutor complained he had lost the things mentioned, upon which I went up stairs to see if the trunk was not misplaced, but could not find it; after that Cross (the prisoner) and I went into the yard together; I said to him, I suspect you to have it, and if you'll confess it and bring it again, perhaps you may save your life; he answered, here is Archbolt, (a man that lay in the same room) it must be either he or I, but I have it not; I went for a warrant to take him up, he went out with a pretence to have his wig comb'd, and when I return'd he was gone; one Monday morning I saw him near Golden-Square and took him up; and had him before the Justice, he confess'd nothing there, we took him to the round-house; just before he was going in, he desir'd to speak with me; so we went on one side, he then said he had made so black an oath that he should be d - d for ever if he declar'd it; he pull'd the 36 s. piece out of his shoe and gave it me, (produced in court) and said it was taken out of the trunk, and that
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-36-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I knowing the trunk was sent to Stratford upon Avon for this box, which I found at Wheatley by Oxford in the waggon. I had Cross's hand writing with me for it and the justice's warrant; the trunk was brought into the kitchen at an inn there and opened before me. The things produced here were in it.</p>
<p>Q. How was it directed?</p>
<p>Archbolt. It was directed to
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<p>Q. Did you bring it up?</p>
<p>Archbolt. No, my lord, they mistrusted me, and thought I was a confederate of Cross's, and were going to send me to goal; it was returned by Mr. Roberts the Banbury carrier, and delivered by the owner before justice Lediard.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know it again?</p>
<p>Archbolt. This is the same produced here.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-36-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to the waggon; the prisoner at the bar brought this box to me last Sunday was se'nnight, it was locked and directed for himself, to be left at the Crown in Stratford, but my directions, which I received from him, were to leave it at the White Lion in Stratford. I nailed the direction on it, and loaded it into the waggon.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-36-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner lived with me as an errand-boy about three quarters of a year, and behaved himself very honestly then. I know nothing of him since.</p>
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<p>44. (M.).
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<p>Elizabeth Waters. I live in
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<p>Q. What did you lose ?</p>
<p>E. Waters. Thirteen 36 s. pieces, a guinea and a half in gold, and about 50 s. in silver, my property, and a silver watch, value 3 l. 10 s. which was in my custody to sell, the property of
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<p>Q. When did you see them last?</p>
<p>E. Waters. I told it over the morning before. My kinsman
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<interp inst="t17521206-37-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came, and I told him I had lost all I had in the world; and that I told it yesterday morning; I said it must be the prisoner, and gave him a shilling to go in pursuit of him: he was taken on Friday last at the Red Lion, by Pelican Stairs. At first he denied knowing any thing of either watch or money; then I desired he might be search'd, and there was found upon him one 36 s. piece, half a guinea, and 12 s. in silver. After some time he confess'd that he did the fact; at first he said a milkwoman had taken the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this ?</p>
<p>E. Waters. This was before we went to the justice.</p>
<p>Q. What did he confess?</p>
<p>E. Waters. He confess'd that he took the money and watch, that he had hid them on the top of the teaster of his bed; and if I would forgive him he'd send for them; I sent, and there were found ten 36 s. pieces, half a guinea, 12 s. in silver, and the watch; they are here in the hands of the constable.</p>
<p>Q. Who heard this his confession?</p>
<p>E. Waters. Mr. Tetherly, Jacob Shipton, and another man; he said he had spent the rest, which is about 10 l. in four days.</p>
<p>Court. If you have as much back again as you mention, there is not 10 l. missing.</p>
<p>E. Waters. He said he had a great deal of money besides.</p>
<p>Q. Did you promise to forgive him upon his confessing it ?</p>
<p>E Waters. I did not promise him, if he'd confess I would not prosecute him.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175212060024"/>Q. from the prisoner. Did not she promise me, if I'd pay her the sum of 19 l. she'd give me no farther trouble, before the three evidences?</p>
<p>E. Waters. I said I'd forgive him, but I did not say I'd not prosecute.</p>
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<p>Q. Did the prosecutrix promise not to prosecute him?</p>
<p>Knot. I heard no such word.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-37-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I came to the prisoner just after he was taken, and heard him confess he took the money out of the prosecutrix's house; there were nine 36 shilling pieces and the watch fetched from off the head of the bed; he had another 36 shilling piece, a half guinea, and 12 shillings in silver found upon him. He desired she would make it up with him.</p>
<p>Q. Did she promise him not to prosecute him?</p>
<p>Knot. She said she would not hurt him if she had her money again, nor prosecute him in any shape.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-37-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was by when the prisoner was taken ; I heard him confess, and was one of the men that went for the money as he directed; we found nine 36 shilling pieces on the bed's teaster at a house in St. Catharine's, Wapping.
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<p>Q. Did she promise she'd not prosecute him, if he'd confess, in your hearing?</p>
<p>Shipton. She promised him she'd not hurt a hair of his head if he'd confess, and said she'd not prosecute him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-37-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer, and was concerned in taking the prisoner; we were directed to the house where he lodged.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him confess?</p>
<p>Fetherly. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did she make him any promise beforehand?</p>
<p>Fetherly. She said, before he confessed, if she could have her money again, she would not hurt a hair of his head, which she repeated to him several times; I had a search-warrant and searched his chest, where I saw many good things, but he was not there then; I said, no doubt but the man will come again, for he'll not leave these things. Presently he came into the house, so I took him into custody and had him some hours ; when he confessed he produced what he had about him and sent for the rest; he had one 36 shilling piece, and they brought nine more, which are here. He produces ten 36 shilling pieces, one half guinea, and twelve shillings in silver.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was recommended to the prosecutrix to court and marry her by an acquaintance of her's, and was entertained by her with all manner of acceptance as such; I was in the house from time to time, and did several odd jobbs for her about the house. Ask her, whether she did not deliver that watch to me on the 9th of December when we had a rabbit for dinner, as a token of love.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutrix. You hear what the prisoner says; what say you to it?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. He never proposed such a thing; he never made love to me, neither did I ever give him a watch. He was recommended to me as a shipcarpenter and joiner. The first day I ever saw him he was talking he wanted to buy a watch, and this watch being given into my care to sell, I shewed it him, but he only wound it up and delivered it to me again.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please to ask the constable what she said in his hearing about my courting her.</p>
<p>Constable to the question. When I had him in custody the prosecutrix was asked, whether ever he put the question to her about marriage, and she said, no; but at last she said, I told him if he was a man suitable to my years, I should like him very well.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say about the watch?</p>
<p>Constable. She said she gave the watch to him to wind it up; then I ask'd her whether she received it again of him, she said yes.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17521206-37-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in the public-house where the prisoner was in custody, I heard the prosecutrix say to him, if she could have her money back again she would not hurt a hair of his head; she desired the people to speak to him and tell him the same; I spoke to him myself, and told him the same words, after which I left them.</p>
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<p>45, 46. (L)
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<persName id="t17521206-38-victim325" type="victimName"> Thomas Roberts
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<rs id="t17521206-38-cd191" type="crimeDate">Nov. 25</rs>
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<persName id="t17521206-38-person326"> Thomas Roberts
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<interp inst="t17521206-38-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the evening of the 25th of Nov. I received a letter from Mr. Ware, a Silk-Throwster in Goodman's Fields, the purport of which was to let me know there was great reason to suspect I had been defrauded, and that the person suspected was in custody, and desired I would come to him immediately. I had not miss'd any thing then. I went accordingly, and Mr. Ware and I went together to Sir
<persName id="t17521206-38-person327"> Samuel Gore
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<interp inst="t17521206-38-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , where Lillwall, the prisoner, had been, but was then sent to New Prison. I found at Sir
<persName id="t17521206-38-person328"> Samuel Gore
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<interp inst="t17521206-38-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's a large quantity of goods. Produc'd in court, and depos'd to. Silk and worsted bed-lace and incle; it was manufactured for bed-lace, the silk was for the worst. Watkins was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17521206-38-defend321 t17521206-38-deflabel192"/>, the other prisoner is his own mother.</p>
<p>Q. Where have these goods been ever since?</p>
<p>Roberts. They have been ever since in my custody; Watkins was taken before the lord-mayor, and there confess'd he and his mother had made a practice of robbing me; he was order'd to the Compter; the next day he was brought there again, and repeated his former confession, saying, they were his master's property and that he believed this parcel was all that ever he had wrong'd me of since he lived with me, for his mother had not disposed of any to his knowledge; and that he liv'd with me five months before he robb'd me at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did the woman confess any thing?</p>
<p>Roberts. I did not hear her examination.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-38-person329"> William Ledger
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<interp inst="t17521206-38-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The woman gave me one skane of this silk to sell the 25th of Nov. last, and said she thought she had about a pound and half more of it; I carried it to Mr. Ware in Goodman's Fields, he suspecting it not to be honestly come by, stopp'd it and me, and went to search her house.</p>
<p>Q. from Anne Lillwall. Did not I give you that ounce of silk to pay your lodging?</p>
<p>Ledger. No, you gave it me to sell, and said you had more of it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-38-person330"> Peter Ware
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<interp inst="t17521206-38-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . (He produces same silk,) This is the sample of silk that was brought to me by
<persName id="t17521206-38-person331"> William Ledger
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<interp inst="t17521206-38-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the last witness, to sell; he told me the woman said there were six pounds of it, and that she had it of a son of hers, from Herefordshire, that owed her money; he left the sample with me, and I went and shew'd it to my brother when he came from 'Change; and when he saw it he said he believ'd it was a fraud, and sent for an officer and stopp'd the porter. I went to Lillwall's house, where she shew'd me one parcel of it, and said she did o' care to sell it then, but would sell it on the Monday. I went back and acquainted my brother what I saw; we sent for a constable, who came, and went with me to her house, and I told her I had brought a weaver with me (he having a green apron on) to see the silk; she would not let him nor me see it; then I said, to be plain with her he was an officer, and charg'd him with her: then she shew'd this quantity that is produc'd here; there were 52 skanes of worsted in the room, besides the silk and other goods. Then I left them, and went and fetch'd my brother, and in taking some silk out of a chest, we found an alehouse pot lying hid under it, which gave us more suspicion. We took her and the goods before Sir
<persName id="t17521206-38-person332"> Samuel Gore
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<interp inst="t17521206-38-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who ask'd her how she came by these goods. she said from out of Heresordshire from a son of hers for a debt.</p>
<p>Q. When did she say this?</p>
<p>Ware. On Saturday the 25th of Nov. I was before my lord-mayor, when Watkins made his confession that he took the goods from Mr. Roberts's shop, and gave them to his mother as she came backwards and forwards to see him at several times.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17521206-38-person333"> Samuel Ware
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<interp inst="t17521206-38-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Silk-throwster; when I came from the Exchange my brother, the last evidence, told me he thought there was a defraud, that a porter had come two or three times with silk, &c. I secured the porter in my house, and sent my brother to the woman's lodgings, where afterwards I went and found all these goods (produc'd here) in her lodgings, and the goods and she were carried to Sir
<persName id="t17521206-38-person334"> Samuel Gore
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<interp inst="t17521206-38-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; there she said she had them from Herefordshire ; I knew there was no such thing manufactured there. She was committed to New Prison for further examination, and soon after Mr. Roberts came an