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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175305020001"/>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 2d, Thursday the 3d, Friday the 4th, Saturday the 5th, and Monday the 7th of May, </p>
<p>In the 26th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign, BEING THE Fourth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honble Sir CRISP GASCOYNE, Knt. LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER IV.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1753.</p>
<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175305020003"/>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 Lord Chief Justice LEE *, the Honourable Mr. Justice CLIVE +, the Hon. Mr. BARON LEGGE ||, WILLIAM MORETON ++, Esq; Recorder, and others of His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.</p>
<p>N. B. * + || ++ direct to the Judge before whom the Prisoner was tried. L. M. by which Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<persName id="f17530502-1-person9" type="jurorName"> Fuller White
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>177. (L.)
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<p>To which he
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>178. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17530502-2-person35" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I rent the steel yard; having lost twenty-three weights out of it, I set
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<interp inst="t17530502-2-person37" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was set to watch the weights on the 19th of March at night, in a private place; there came the prisoner about six o'clock in the evening, and stooped down, and with her left hand took up an iron half hundred weight, and carried it about ten or twelve yards; then she stooped down either to tie her shoe or patten; I went and took her about the middle, and pulled her upright, she dropp'd the weight, I heard the ring chink. (The weight produc'd in court and deposed to.) I secur'd her, and she was committed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-2-person38" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in the steelyard; I saw a woman stop at the lower end of the
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been to see an acquaintance, going along the steel-yard, my patten string broke and it flew from me about twelve yards; I ran back for it, and cut off a bit of my apron string to tie it, the man came and took hold on me, I said what do you want with me, he said he'd soon let me know, I never meddled with any thing any farther than setting my foot on the weight.</p>
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<p>179, 180. (L.)
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<p>(The two prisoners were employ'd by my father to back the coals, that is to bring them out of the lighters into the carts.)</p>
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<p>181. (M)
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<interp inst="t17530502-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the prisoner lodged at my house about a quarter of a year; I had some friends came to see me on the 12th of March, we were talking about particular pieces of money, I was saying I had a two guinea piece, one of them said she never saw one; I went up and fetch'd down one, eleven crowns, three half crowns, a silver two-pence, and some other odd money; after they had look'd at them, I went up and laid them on a handkerchief upon a table, this was between eight and nine at night. I went up stairs again a little after ten, and missed the two guinea piece. and three crown pieces: my husband was out, when he came home I told him, we went up to the prisoner's door and knocked, she opened the door, and we desired she would go with us into our servant's room to search; she did, we found nothing, then we search'd her room, finding nothing we charged the watch with her, and took her to the watch house; I went the next day to her, and told her, if she would tell me the truth, I would forgive her; she then told me she had the money I charged her with, which was the two guinea piece, and three crown pieces; but she said she did not know the value of the piece of gold, and that she flung the money away at the last turning before she came to the watchouse.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was very much afrighted, I did not know what I said, they took me out of my bed and surprized me; I know nothing of the money.</p>
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<p>182. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530502-5-victim58 t17530502-5-viclabel17"/>, the prisoner is the washerwoman's daughter, she is about thirteen years of age, she had access to the house often, the two table spoons produced in court by two pawnbroker's, who deposed they took them of the prisoner, and the prisoner confessed to the prosecutor before the justice that she took away sixteen towels.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>183. (M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530502-6-off21 t17530502-6-cd22"/>. *</p>
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<p>184. (M.)
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<p>Ann Potter. I am wife to the prosecutor, the prisoner came to our house on the 18th of Jan. in the evening, and asked me to lett him a little mare, that he said he had had before; I told him
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<p>Q. What colour was she?</p>
<p>A. Potter. She was a black one.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-7-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was not at home, when my wife let the mare out, I have advertised her twice, but never saw her since. When I took up the prisoner and asked him where my mare was; he said, hush! hush! don't make a noise here; I'll go with you where ever you will.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of the mare?</p>
<p>Potter. I could have had three guineas for her several times.</p>
<p>Q. What age is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Potter. He said before the justice he was eighteen years of age.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never hired the mare indeed.</p>
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<p>185. (M.)
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<p>186. (L.)
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<p>Francis Loftus. I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530502-9-victim75 t17530502-9-viclabel34"/>, I have sixteen silver tankards in all, we always carry them up stairs when we go to bed; on the 17th of March in the morning I had them all, and at night there was one missing.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen it since?</p>
<p>Loftus. I have. (Produced in court broke into four pieces, and another to compare with it, the Hercules ingrav'd on it, with Francis on one side, and Loftus on the other.) I advertised it on the Monday following, upon which I had it again in this condition.</p>
<p>Elliad Mulling. I am a drawer with Mr. Loftus, the first time I saw the prisoner, was on the 14th of March in the morning, he came between eight and nine, and staid till about half an hour after ten; he came again on the 17th, about half an hour after three, and had a tankard of beer in the kitchen with the cook; one of our boys drew the beer in a silver tankard with a lid; (that which we lost had got a lid.)</p>
<p>Q. Look at these pieces, is this your master's tankard?</p>
<p>Mulling. Here is the same name and engraving on it as is on all my master's tankards, and I believe it is my master's property; the prisoner was at that time talking to the cook, saying he had been a mountibank, and had travelled round England, and got a deal of money that way.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-9-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Johnson a pawnbroker, the corner of Russel-court, Bridge's-Street; on the 17th of March the prisoner brought the handle and part of the body of the tankard to me to pawn, he asked fourteen shillings upon it, I weigh'd it, and found it weigh'd eight ounces, it was much disfigured, I got a constable, and carried him before justice Fielding, he not being at home, we put him into the watch-house, and advertiz'd the part of a tankard.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-9-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, I carried the prisoner to the round-house, (justice Fielding not being at home) where he lay till the Monday.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-9-person78"> Thomas Carrey
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<interp inst="t17530502-9-person78" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-9-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am watchouse keeper of Covent Garden parish, I set there on nights, on the 17th of March, Mr. Allison and the constable brought the prisoner to the watchouse about ten at night, I lock'd him up in a room; a little time after the beadle of the night and I went up stairs and searched him, and found the other pieces of the tankard in his pockets, that is the lid, the bottom,
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<persName id="t17530502-9-person79"> Nicholas Brite
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<interp inst="t17530502-9-person79" type="given" value="Nicholas"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-9-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went up in the watchouse with Mr. Currey, to search the prisoner, and found the three pieces he has mention'd, upon the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I told them I had the rest about me, before they searched me, and told them my wife and mother would find out the man that gave it me to pawn.</p>
<p>Brite. He said it was a family tankard, and when his wife and mother came, they would own it. I took care to have the pieces below, against they came. They said they knew nothing of it.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>Epbhraim Elicock. The prisoner liv'd with me a year, fifteen years ago; I know nothing of him since: he behaved himself well, then.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-9-person80"> Ann Barret
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<interp inst="t17530502-9-person80" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-9-person80" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him eight or nine years he served his time to a
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<p>Eleaner Sherriden. I have known him three years, but have not seen him for a year past. He behaved well and work'd for his bread when I knew him.</p>
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<p>187. (M.)
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<p>(See No 156, 157, in the last Sessions Paper).</p>
<p>The prosecutor deposed as on the former trial, with this addition, that the prisoner absconded from the time of the robbery, and was but lately taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-10-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer belonging to the Marshalsea Court: on the 13th or 14th of February I had a warrant to search the prisoner's house, which is in
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<p>Edward Pinches. I was with Brebrook at the time. He confirmed the testimony given by him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-10-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with Brebrook and Pinches at the time they speak of. He confirmed the account, &c!</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>They found the lead there, but it is none of mine, I did not buy it.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-10-person89"> Ann Peirce
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<interp inst="t17530502-10-person89" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge in his house; I heard somebody at the door; I arose, and let two men in betwixt 6 and 7 o'Clock, some day in February, I dont know the day; they had got a load, I don't know what it was; they left their load in the fore room, and said they'd come again: they enquired for the prisoner and his wife, and I said they were in bed.</p>
<p>Q. Who did they say they left the parcel for?</p>
<p>A. Peirce. They did not say they left it for any body. I went out about my own business, but before that, I told the prisoner there was two parcels left in the sore room: they said they would get up directly. His wife came down, he did not then. I lodged there but about two or three days after.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-10-person90"> John Gaul
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<interp inst="t17530502-10-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Bell and Green Man: I have known the prisoner about five years, he was a sea-faring man, and bears a very good character in the neighbourhood.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-10-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him four or five years, and never knew any thing of him but a very quiet civil neighbour. I am a wheelwright, and make use of an anvil, which was taken away; but he came and told me a man had brought such a thing to him to sell, so I had it again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-10-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him between two and three years a very civil honest man. I saw a woman once offer him two or three pint pots, which he thought were stolen, so would have nothing to do with them.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you in the street with her?</p>
<p>Harris. No, I went into the house with her, but did not stay two minutes there. It was not a publick-house; I believe it was her own. I turn'd back immediately, and found there was a padlock on the out-side the door: I went and got a watchman, who knock'd at the door; on which the prisoner Overy came down, and said, Mr. Harrison; what is the matter? I said, I had lost my watch, and could know the person if I saw her that took it. I went and fetch'd the constable, Overy went with me, and was very busy in it. The constable went up stairs next door to that house, and up two pair of stairs found
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<interp inst="t17530502-11-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , whom I charg'd; but have never seen my watch since. She was carried before a justice of peace; she there said she never saw me till the time I charged the constable with her. I know I had it when I went into the house with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-11-person103" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner Russel gave me a watch to give to her husband, which is the man in the bar with her, she called him her husband then. I took it and carried it up stairs; he said it was the last cull's watch his wife had had, and he cut two seals off it. Overy said it was Mr. Harrison's watch, and that he was a brewer; after which I heard him say, he sold it for thirty-six shillings.</p>
<p>Q. to Harrison. What sort of a watch was your's?</p>
<p>Harrison. It was a small watch with two seals, one with four thanks to it.</p>
<p>Phillips. The seals I saw were the same, and the watch a small one.</p>
<p>Q. to Harrison. What colour was the string?</p>
<p>Harrison. It was an old pink colour very dirty.</p>
<p>Q. to E. Phillips. What colour was that string you saw?</p>
<p>Phillips. It was a blue, very dirty.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Was it not in that evidence's house you lost your watch?</p>
<p>Harrison. I thought it to be the prisoner Russel's house.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Harrison. I was about half cock'd, neither drunk nor sober, I saw no other woman but the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober enough to know whether you did not give her the watch.</p>
<p>Harrison. I did not give her the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel a hand in your pocket?</p>
<p>Harrison. I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-11-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 4th of March, Overy brought the watch to me, and asked me if I knew where his Sarah was, that is Russel. I told him no. He shewed me the watch, which he pull'd out of his fob, there were two seals to it with mens heads.</p>
<p>Q. to Harrison. What seals were your's?</p>
<p>Harrison. They were mens heads.</p>
<p>Evidence continues. The biggest seal was broke through the middle.</p>
<p>Harrison. Mine was broke as he describes it.</p>
<p>Evidence continues. Then he said his Sarah was gone to the Compter, for robbing Mr. Harrison, a brewer, of his watch. He did not say this watch was the brewer's.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the watch in your hand?</p>
<p>Williams. I had, but can't read, so don't know the name.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-11-person105" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in bed with my husband when Overy brought the watch to our bedside, and shewed it us; it had two such seals as my husband described. My husband had it in his hand and open'd it.</p>
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<p>Russell's Defence.</p>
<p>When the men came to take me, the witness Phillips was in my room; she said she had done something, and desired I'd cover her over with the quilt, which I did. I never saw Harrison till he came to take me up.</p>
<p>Overy's Defence.</p>
<p>I was not there at that time, and have several witnesses to my character.</p>
<p>To Overy's Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-11-person108" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him 14 years, he and I are weavers, he work'd with me five months, I never heard any ill thing against him in my life: he can earn between thirty and forty shillings a week; he works in the gause way for shades.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-11-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him five or six years, he is a very honest man, and work'd hard for his bread at weaving.</p>
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<p>Q. from Overy. Ask Bacon the character of
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<p>Bacon. They are to be believed ten times more than Overy. Williams is an honest fellow, I think he and his wife ought to be believed on their oaths.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 20th of April I came home, and was inform'd I had lost a large quantity of iron, and that Trow was stopp'd in Noble-street with it on his back, and he was had to a publick house, near mine. I went to him, there was Mr. Goodwin with him, he told me he stopp'd him in Noble-street; the iron was at his house. (Produced in court and deposed to.) I believe I lost much more than I have found. I have got about three or four hundred weight again, the prisoner confessed he had taken it, and seemed to be very sorry, and said he was persuaded to it. I had employed him in pulling down these houses where he had the iron, and had discharg'd him but the day before. He said also there were two other persons concerned with him: in consequence of this he was carried to the Compter. We tried to take
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the other prisoner. After carrying him to the Compter we found out his house with a great deal of difficulty, We asked his wife leave to go down into the cellar, to which she consented, and the constable went down stairs with a candle, there we found two bags of iron, which Trow had said they had taken away that morning, that is Stansley and Price. There was also a great many other things, which I knew to be my property, though I have not laid them in the indictment. Then we went to my Lord-Mayor and told him what we had found; he desired me to get Price before him to be examin'd. When he came there he told my Lord that Stansley and Trow had that morning call'd him up, I think a little after four o'clock; that they three went to this place of mine, and that he went with a great deal of reluctance. When they came to the door he believed either Trow or Stansley broke it open, he thought it was Trow, and he himself was on the other side of the way; and that the other two went up stairs, and brought down three bags; and that he took one and Stansley the other; that they both persuaded him to let them be at his house till after breakfast time, and promised they'd fetch them away; that they brought them, but as they came not for them, he threw them down into the cellar.</p>
<p>Q. Did you promise him he should have favour, or threaten him if he would not confess?</p>
<p>Flight. No, I did neither.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Noble-street, Foster-lane ; about a quarter after four in the morning, on Good-Friday, I saw Trow, with iron on his back, as I was opening my shop, as he came to my door: he throw'd the iron down under my window, he said will you buy this stuff, he was drunk; I said if you'll let it stay till about ten o'clock, i'll get
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175305020009"/> you a chap, he said I and two more have been at work all night, for a little fuddle; he brought it into my shop, and desired to leave it till six o'clock, and he'd call for it, then he called in about half an hour, and said he was very dry and sleepy, whereupon I directed him to an alehouse, and he sat in a box, and fell a sleep; I awak'd him in about an hour, and said come, here is a man will buy this iron; I had told a neighbour one Mr. Woaten the affair, and that I thought he had stole it; Mr. Wooten took and looked at it, and said I don't like it, where did you get it, who is your master, he gave but-little answer, he was going to take it away; we stopped him, and told him he did not come honestly by it; I took him back to the publick-house, he told us where he stole it; so we found out where the prosecutor liv'd; he said, he, Stansley, and another man had been at work all night, in order to make a fuddle of it as he call'd it; he said he took it out of Mr. Flight's board in Pater-Noster-Row; I was present with him before my Lord-Mayor; he acknowledged taking the iron mentioned there, I know nothing of Price.</p>
<p>Q. Did you or any others make use of any promises or threats, in order for this confession?</p>
<p>Goodwin. I said had not you better make your self an evidence, but I promised nothing, that was not in my power.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, Mr. Flight sent for me on Good-Friday in the morning, there was Mr. Goodwin, and Trow with him, we took him before my Lord-Mayor, there he confessed. He went on and confirmed the other two witnesses.</p>
<p>Trow's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to buy some old boards of Mr. Flight's apprentice, seeing this old iron lie there, I took it to carry it to his house; I left it at Price's house till breakfast time, Stansley was with me, he went to buy some boards; I went to get half a pint of beer, I lost Price's house, so I got to Mr. Goodwin's house, and there slung it down, and waited to get some beer, and fell asleep.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<persName id="t17530502-12-person127"> Robert Matthews
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<p>For Price.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-12-person128"> Martha Scot
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person128" type="given" value="Martha"/>
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<persName id="t17530502-12-person129"> George Cannan
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<persName id="t17530502-12-person130"> John Vair
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person130" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>191. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person138" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When Trow was taken up he confessed amongst others, that Gardner had robbed me of some deal boards, I know nothing of my own knowledge; when I took up Gardner, he confessed to me he had stole boards twice, I went to Mr. Cox a baker, where they said they had sold some, I saw there some boards which I took to be mine; I always look'd upon Gardner to be an honest lad, and if he has been guilty he was drawn into it by Trow.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person139" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The two prisoners and I was at work at some old houses, for Mr. Flight, in Pater-Noster-Row ; we heard Mr. Cox a baker in Warwick-lane wanted some old boards, Trow and I looked out four or five of them, I went up stairs, and they carried them; when Trow came back he brought 4 s. I had sixteen-pence, Gardner had a shilling, and Trow the remainder,
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; when I had taken Trow to the Compter, he told me Gardner was concerned, I went and found him he cried much, I have known him three or four years, he had a very good character, I verily believe he was drawn in.</p>
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<p>For Gardner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-12-person143" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-12-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lent Gardner to Mr. Flight, he has been apprentice with me three years, he has been in trust for me three years; he always behaved as honest as any person in England; I could trust him with the key of untold gold; I believe he is heartily concerned for what he has now done.</p>
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<persName id="t17530502-12-person145"> George Matthews
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<p>For Ellibore.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-13-person164" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Flint ; I was above in the kitchen by the fire, when the prisoner came up to be search'd; I saw her go to the sink and fling the piece of ribbon into it, after which she undid her pocket, in order to be searched.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been drinking three or four pints of beer with a woman, and said I'd make her child a present for her civility; I went into this shop and asked for a ribbon, the apprentice said plain or figur'd, I said figured, he took out a drawer and asked me six pence a yard; I bought a yard for a groat, after that he put his hand down my bossom, and up my coats; I asked what that was for, he said he thought I had something about me that did not belong to me; I said if I had, it was proper a woman should search me, he said he should think it no sin to rip me open, and let my puddings out; I went up stairs and stripped my self to my bare shift, there was nothing found upon me.</p>
<p>She called
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17530502-15-person176" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged in Mrs. Newport's house, my mistress went out and left me in the shop; the prisoner staid out all night, she had four pair of jumps to finish up, we missed two pair of them; the prisoner was found in Mill-yard, she was taken before Sir
<persName id="t17530502-15-person177"> Samuel Gower
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<interp inst="t17530502-15-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Wednesday was se'ennight I was fetch'd, being a Constable, and was charged with the prisoner, and took her to the watchouse; there were the bodkin and scissars lay near the prisoner, in the house where she was taken in Mill-Yard; I put her in the cage, and brought her to my own house the next morning; she told me where she had pawn'd the jump, to Mr. Jennings in Spittle-fields; she went with me and shew'd me the house ; after that she said the stew-pan was at Mr. Pratt's, carried there by a woman whom she sent with it.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say how she came by these things?</p>
<p>Jeffs. No, she did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had these two pair of jumps to make up, there came a woman that had a pair to mend, and I could have more of her, than for my mistresses work; I pawn'd her jumps to raise money to do them, thinking to fetch them again when I was paid; as to the stew-pan, I know nothing of it.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>197. (M)
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<p>The rope was missing from out of the prosecutor's crane-room at
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<p>198. (M.)
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<persName id="t17530502-19-person204"> Rich Munk
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and John Hacket were sworn in their room.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about seventeen or eighteen years ; he was married on the 27th of August, 1747 at Kew Green Chapel; the woman went by the name of
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person206" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , widow: then the parish of Chelsea sued him for the charge of a child she lay in with by the name of Harrison: he was trepann'd into that marriage.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you been in the company of the prisoner lately.</p>
<p>Douse. I was sent for by the prisoner's attorney to Westminster.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. How came you to be sent to be an evidence in this affair.</p>
<p>Douse. I was sent for by justice Burkhead.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Is this prosecution carried on by this prostitute Cypherwood, or by Mr. Burkhead ?</p>
<p>Douse. I don't know that.</p>
<p>Q. Who are you?</p>
<p>Douse. I am a Publican at Temple-Bar.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Is she not an infamous woman?</p>
<p>Douse. Certainly she is.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Is she not reported to have many husbands?</p>
<p>Douse. I believe she was a married woman when she was married to him.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person207"> Alexander Carey
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present, at the request of the prisoner, and saw him and
<persName id="t17530502-19-person208"> Ann Cypherwood
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person208" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> married at Kew in the year 1747; I remember he then told me he supposed her to be a person of some worth, and he asked me my opinion of it.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Whether she had not another husband at the time I was married to her, and had many since?</p>
<p>Carey. From what I have heard. I have great reason to suppose she may have many husbands.</p>
<p>Q. Is
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<p>Carey. I saw her just before last sessions.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person210"> Charles Mercy
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person210" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Kew Chapel upon Kew Green on the 25th of April last, and there had this copy, which is a true one, from the register of marriages, christenings and burials. (It was read to this purport) ''
<persName id="t17530502-19-person211"> Thomas Kew
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , St. '' James, Westminster, and
<persName id="t17530502-19-person212"> Ann Cypherwood
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person212" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-19-person212" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> married.''</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person213"> Mary Bennet
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person213" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-19-person213" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was present when the prisoner and
<persName id="t17530502-19-person214"> Margaret Bowyer
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person214" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-19-person214" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , Widow, were married at Chelsea Church, and my husband, that is since dead, gave her away.</p>
<p>Q. When was this marriage ?</p>
<p>M. Bennet. I heard her say she was married in the year 1743, to one
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person215" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-19-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and that he was living when she married the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person216"> Matthew Cheshal
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person216" type="given" value="Matthew"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-19-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Here is a true copy from the register of the parish of Chelsea, for marriages, baptisms, and burials, I was there on Sunday last and took it out. It was read to this purport: '' Sept. '' 16. 1751.
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , of the parish of St. '' Martin's in the Fields; and
<persName id="t17530502-19-person218"> Margaret Bowyer
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person218" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , '' widow, married by
<persName id="t17530502-19-person219"> John Marah
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person219" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Prisoner. They have not proved my cohabiting with my first wife.</p>
<p>Q. to Carey. Did the prisoner and Cypherwood after the wedding go away together?</p>
<p>Carey. I believe they did, but I was no way concerned with their private affairs.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had not seen my former wife for five years when I married again, and I thought she had been dead, she has been dead so often.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner's Character.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person220"> James Irons
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person220" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-19-person220" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner above a year and half; he is very much of a gentleman,
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<p>Q. Was Mrs. Bowyer your landlady before she was married to the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Irons She was.</p>
<p>Lancelot Wright. I rent 50 l. per year of the prisoner; he always behaved like a gentleman, and a very good landlord ; and I really believe this prosecution is carried on upon a quarrel in the vestry.</p>
<p>Q. What is the estate of
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<p>Wright. The estate is five or six hundred a year.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person222"> James Hopson
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about a year and a half; he has behaved himself very well : I was a tenant of his, but am not now; he has opposed some gentlemen that would have dictated rules of themselves in the vestry, so they bring on this prosecution.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person223"> James Hobbs
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person223" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-19-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am one of the prisoner's tenants, he has behaved like a gentleman ever since I knew him, which is about a year and a half.</p>
<p>Gyles Poulton. I have known him about a year and half, he has behaved like a gentleman: I believe this prosecution is carried on in a malicious manner, on account of his insisting that all publick monies should be brought and accounted for in a publick vestry. The prisoner has behaved as a good husband, a tender father to his children, and a good master; he has improved the estate above a hundred a year.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person224"> Francis Urwin
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I always had a very good opinion of the prisoner: I have given him large credit, and he has paid me with a good deal of honour, when he lived in Westminster.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a house did he keep?</p>
<p>Urwin He kept a sort of a tavern, like all other taverns, where a man might have a woman when he had an occasion.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person225"> Edward Hughes
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person225" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-19-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner always bore a very good character, he kept a tavern in our neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a tavern?</p>
<p>Hughes. Where a man might have a girl if he thought proper.</p>
<p>- Jones. I have known the prisoner about four years, and have had dealings with him, I take him to be an honest man, and would trust him with five hundred pounds : I don't think he'd wrong me of a farthing.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think he'd let a man's wife be wrong'd in his house.</p>
<p>Jones. As to that I can't say.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-19-person226"> John Warner
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<interp inst="t17530502-19-person226" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-19-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about three years, he is a very honestman, I have had dealings with him, and he paid me honestly</p>
<p>Q. What is your business ?</p>
<p>Warner. I am a talow chandler.</p>
<p>Council. Perhaps there is more business done in his house by candlelight, than by the light of the fun.</p>
<p>Warner. You may know that may-be as well as I.</p>
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<p>He also stood charged on the coroner's inquest, for the said murder.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530502-20-off100 t17530502-20-crimeloc103"/> ; the prisoner's wife came to drink a dish of tea at my house, she had been there about half an hour, the prisoner came and knocked at the door, it was lock'd; she got up and opened it, and said, how do you do? he said, d - n your eyes, I'll do for you, you sent the bailiffs after me. She said, indeed I have not. Then he came in, and swore he'd beat her; he offered several blows at her, but did not hurt her; she got up and stood against a chair; he gave her a blow on the side of her face, whether his hand was open or shut, I know not; she took up her apron and held it to her face: I said, don't both back-beat and belly-beat your wife; she cried, he used me with many ill words, and said, d - n your eyes, you have nothing to do with it; and said to her d - n your eyes pull off that pocket, or I'll murder you; she took a pair of scissars off the table, and rip'd her pocket off, and slung it down; he did not touch it; she said, good God what would you have, I have not a farthing in my pocket ; she then sat down in the chair, and seemed ready to saint ; I said, will you have any water; he said, d - n you, you bitch, I had rather see you dead than alive, die and be d - n'd. Then he ran and took her about the back of her neck with one hand, with the other under her chin, as if going to kiss her: I went to put the pot to her mouth to drink some water, her teeth would not go together, her tongue was between, I saw her eyes stare in her face, she could not swallow, he held her head as if hugging her so all the while. He took the pot out of my hand, when she did
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175305020014"/> not swallow, he held one hand at the back of her neck all the time. During all this time I thought he was kissing her. When he held her so, her eyes stared; I said, you Judas son of a bitch, you have murdered your wife; her limbs gave a jerk, and she never stirr'd hand nor foot any more, as I saw. This I made a deposition of before the coroner. He said she was subject to fits, and bid me give him the pot; he tried to power the water into her mouth. She fetched her breath till two o'clock in the morning, and this was between two and three the afternoon before: she remain'd in my house all the time. He tried to give her drops, but could not get it down; he poured hartshorn into her mouth, but that did not move her.</p>
<p>Q. What state of health was she in before?</p>
<p>S. Oxley. A very good state. She was blooded, and bled freely. We persuaded the prisoner to send for a surgeon ; he behaved very well, and said she'd be better when she came out of that fit, for she was only drunk. He seemed very much concerned at the last.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-20-person231"> Samuel Darkin
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<interp inst="t17530502-20-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I understood the prisoner sent for me, I only practice bleeding, and operations on the teeth, the woman appeared to be stupified; I understood there had been some words and a blow pass'd, but I heard nothing of the strangling; I bled her, and she bled very free; this was between two and three in the afternoon. She did not speak, and I apprehend she could not; she breathed freely, and I did not apprehend she was a dying woman; there was some talk of drinking, I imagin'd something of that sort might be the cause, and that she was asleep. I did not see her again, till after she was dead, then I observ'd a little black mark just by her ear, near the bottom part. I apprehended it was from the blow.</p>
<p>Q. What do you apprehend was the cause of her death.</p>
<p>Darkin. I then could not tell, here are surgeons in court that can give an account, the prisoner paid me for bleeding her.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-20-person232"> Nicholas Edwards
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<interp inst="t17530502-20-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon, at the time the coroner sat on this body, I was sent for to view it, and found the skin a little discolour'd, just below the ear, upon the neck; upon farther enquiry by opening the parts, I did not find any thing that appeared to occasion her death from that part; upon which the jury adjourned, that we might make a farther enquiry. I was call'd upon again, this day fortnight, and another surgeon was sent for, and upon opening the head, and examining the upper part of the brain, we found the brain extended, and a quantity of coagulated blood: we both concluded that that was the cause of her death, without paying any regard to the blow, and which we apprehend was occasioned by suffocation or strangling, which caused the bursting of the blood vessels in the brain.</p>
<p>Q. You have heard the evidence given by the woman, do you think by the description she has given, whether or no this usage might occasion her death.</p>
<p>Edwards. From the circumstances it seems to correspond with it.</p>
<p>Q. If strangling was the cause of her death, could she bleed two or three hours after.</p>
<p>Edwards. She might bleed whilst she was warm.</p>
<p>Q. Could a person so suffocated breathe freely as mentioned.</p>
<p>Edwards. These vessels bursting in the brain might be some time in spewing out the blood. There was the quantity of a turkey's egg-shell full of blood. They may breathe strong at the first, but in time will breathe shorter.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-20-person233"> John Hunter
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<interp inst="t17530502-20-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was along with Mr. Edwards at the examining the body on the Coroner's inquest ; we found on the left side her head below the ear, the skin a little discolour'd, where Mr. Edwards had made an incision to examine it. I examined it a little farther, and found nothing extraordinary there. I examined the other side much in the same manner, but found nothing there. We went then to the brain, we sawed off the scull, and examin'd it in the substance of the brain, we found a great deal of coagulated blood, which I believe was the cause of her death.</p>
<p>Q. What was that occasioned by?</p>
<p>Hunter. I really believe it was by strangulation.</p>
<p>Q. You have heard the account given by
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<p>Hunter. There is great probability to imagine it was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went into Oxley's house and sat down in a chair I asked my wife if she sent the bailiffs after me, she said she did not; she began to abuse me, and bid me go and hang myself; she fell into a sit, and I went and kissed her: she was very subject to fits. I fetched some water, and pour'd some down her throat; after that I sent for some sweet oil and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175305020015"/> some wine, and fed her with it. Then I got some drops, and stroked her temples, and thought to have brought her to again. She has had many children by me; I should be a rogue indeed, to go to put her out of the world. I never touched her throat, no more than I do this minute. I sent for Mr. Darkin, he bled her.
<persName id="t17530502-20-person235"> Sarah Oxley
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<interp inst="t17530502-20-person235" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> would have turned her out of the door, in that condition, and some of the neighbours were much put to it, to persuade her to let her be there. My wife used to have something come up in her throat, I believe it was the rising of the lights; she used to be much affrighted about it.</p>
<p>Q. to Edwards. Will this occasion a breaking of the blood vessels.</p>
<p>Edwards. I have known persons in fits to have blood come from their mouth and nose, but I never knew the vessels to burst, except it was apoplectic.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-20-person236"> Elizabeth Newton
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<interp inst="t17530502-20-person236" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoner had struck his wife, I ran to Oxley's house, and was with the deceas'd six hours; I said to the prisoner, what ails your wife, is she in a fit? he said he believed she was, and asked me what I thought of her. I went and fetched a bottle of drops, and gave her some, she struggled a little, and flung up a great deal of froath, she never spoke.</p>
<p>Q. Was she subject to fits?</p>
<p>E. Newton. I don't know that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-20-person237" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I hearing there had been words and a blow between the prisoner and his wife, and that the deceas'd was dying, I went to see her a little before six in the afternoon. She was sitting in an arm-chair, quite senseless, and the prisoner had her head leaning against his bosom; I asked him what was the matter with his wife, he said he believed she was in a fit, and desired I would help him, which I did, and gave her some of the drops that
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<p>Q. What do you think was the matter with her?</p>
<p>S. Dunn. Indeed I thought she was in a fit.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known her to have fits?</p>
<p>S. Dunn. No, my lord, I never did.
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<interp inst="t17530502-20-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was once a prisoner for debt, where the prisoner was likewise, he at times behaved much like a mad man, sometimes he'd not go to bed, nor sleep, for 13 or 14 days together.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-20-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner 14 years, he and his wife have lived uneasy together for many years ; I went to see him since he was in confinement, and have talked to him much, and laid it as close to his conscience as I could; he always declared he had no intention to murder her, or any thing like it.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17530502-21-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was drinking a pint of beer in St. James's Street, the prisoner was there at the same time talking about a top of a tankard he said was sent to him, to get it melted down. I told him he'd loose by that, and said, I would either buy it, or get him a chap for it: I suspected it was not honestly come by, and therefore went immediately and got a warrant from Justice Manly. I took Mr. Tomb, the constable, with me, and we told the prisoner he was a Jew, and would buy it, if he had the body, but it was not worth while to buy that alone. Then he went with us into a room in Angel-court, St. James's ; there he took the body of the tankard from off a place, among some old rags. Then we discovered our intent, and took him before the justice. The prisoner said there, he bought it in Holland for 10 l. 15 s. at a place called Bushey, in Brahant. We searched him, and found a discharge from the army in his pocket, by the name of
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<interp inst="t17530502-21-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, about the 5th or 6th of April, the last witness brought this top of a tankard to me, and told me his suspicions, &c. he went on, and confirmed the evidence of Curry, with
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<p>The man that came to London with me, is named Jones, he left the tankard in my care, and is gone on board a vessel.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530502-22-off112 t17530502-22-crimeloc114"/>, near Harrow on the hill, on the 20th of April last about 5 o'clock in the morning, I was told by my servant my brown mare and a bridle and saddle were missing out of my stable, likewise my shepherd told me there was a house lamb missing out of my sheep-house. I then suspected the prisoner, and went in pursuit of him to Smithfield: the turnpike man told me my mare was taken up, and put into Mr. Baker's grounds at Paddington, and that he saw a man go by with a lamb on his head, and a saddle on his back, who had told him. his horse had thrown him: the prisoner was taken up, and he confessed the taking the things mentioned, to me and Mr. Brown, and that one Barker was concerned with him, who, after he had given him the lamb before him on horseback, got up behind him ; that they rode as far as Tyburn, when he took the lamb and saddle on his back, and did not know what was become of the mare and Barker; he own'd also he had sold the lamb to a pork butcher for 5 s. at an ale-house in the pork-market, Leaden-hall ; then he told me he carried the saddle to one Mr. Linch, a baker, in the Mint-square, Southwark. We took him after this to justice Fielding, where he confessed he had taken the mare, in order to carry the lamb away, and Barber was to bring her back again; and that he had sold the lamb, and left the saddle at Mr. Linch's; I went to Mr. Linch, there I found the saddle; I also found the man that bought the lamb, and he deliver'd the skin, which I don't swear to, but believe it to be mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-22-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Good Friday in the morning I went into the Bee-hive alehouse in Leaden-hall market for a pennyworth of purl, there was a lamb running about house, I asked whose it was, and was told it was the prisoner's, who lay sleeping with his head on the table, and I awaked him: he said he brought it out of Surry, and was going with it to Smithfield : I bought it of him for five shillings: he told me he had fed it with a tea-pot and milk. The prosecutor came to me, I told as I have here: the prisoner owned before me at the New Prison, that he stole it from Mr. Finch at Wilsdon.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-22-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner having lived at a relation's of mine, had been often at my house, and came again on Good Friday in the morning, between nine and ten, with a saddle ; he said Mr. Underwood (with whom he lived) had lost his saddle and he was desired to get him another; and that Mr. Underwood desired him to leave it at my house; and that I was to give him 3 s. 6 d. which I did, and got him to sign a little bit of a note that he had received the money. I had no mistrust, had he asked for more I should have let him had it. The saddle produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-22-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Bee-hive in Leaden-hall market, the prisoner came in there on Good-Friday in the morning, and brought a lamb and this saddle; he staid and slept there - The rest as
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<p>Barker, the other lad, brought them to me, I only sold them.</p>
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<p>204. (M.)
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<p>205 (M.)
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say for himself.</p>
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<p>Q. How old do you take her to be?</p>
<p>Tate. They say she is about twenty years of age.</p>
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say for himself.</p>
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<p>Q. Were they married according to the ceremony of the Church of England?</p>
<p>Reynolds. They were, I heard it read over to them.</p>
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<p>Q. What was you before?</p>
<p>Griffiths. I was a servant before.</p>
<p>Q. Were any body present at this wedding?</p>
<p>Griffiths. There were
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<p>Q. Who married you?</p>
<p>Griffiths. I can't tell that, he was in a parson's habit.</p>
<p>Q. Is his former wife now living?</p>
<p>Griffiths. I believe she is, I saw her about three weeks or a month ago.</p>
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say.</p>
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<p>James Reynolds, deposed as before on the other trial.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530502-27-off139 t17530502-27-crimeloc140"/> church, by the banes being published three times in two churches.</p>
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say.</p>
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<p>John Connolly. I am
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<p>Q. When had you seen them last?</p>
<p>Connolly. I had seen them at four o'clock on the 15th, and missed them about eight at night; the prisoner was taken up on the 19th, at the Star in Piccadilly; and before me and others, he owned he took away the things and money mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Connally. No, my lord, not to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-28-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar brought a pair of buckskin breeches to our house to pawn, on the 18th of March; I lent him 5 s. on them, he said they were his own. (Produced in court)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are my breeches; and the money mentioned in the indictment, was in the pocket, when they were in my box.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-28-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 16th of March; I bought this coat and waistcoat, producing them; at the Red-Lyon in the Hay-market, of the prisoner at the bar; I gave him 18 s. 6 d. and sold them again for 20 s.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are my property, taken out of my box in the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-28-person306" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17530502-28-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor was my servant; I knew the cloaths were in his box; but as for the gold and silver, I know nothing of that.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen the cloaths last?</p>
<p>Crookshanks. I had seen them on the 14th of March, and they were taken away on the 15th; I was present, when the prisoner was in custody; and heard him confess before the constable, that he broke the prosecutor's box open, and took out a coat and waistcoat, seven shirts, four or five pair of stockings, one pair of brown cloth breeches, a pair of leather breeches, two guineas and 3 s. 6 d. in silver; and that he had paid the money away, where he owed it; he said also he had laid in my house four years ago; and that he knew the way up stairs, out of the entry; that when he did it, he walked backwards and forwards in the entry; and at a proper opportunity went up stairs, and took the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-28-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor had been servant to me; at his going away on the beginning of March; I paid him two guineas and a half in gold, and 1 s. 6 d. in silver; he had lived with me a year; he desired me to look into his box at his going away; he opened it, I saw his coat and waistcoat lying, but as I did not question his honesty, I did not look into particulars.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the matter, Mr. Crookshanks has known me ever since I came to London.</p>
<p>Q. to Crookshanks. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Crookshanks. He lay at my house two nights, about four years ago; is all I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-29-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner take this punch-bowl from off the shelf in the bar, at Mr. Gilbert's.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. It was one Sunday morning, he gave it to me, to carry it to the pawnbroker, Mr. Price, at Dick's-Shore, and I did so.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I live at Mr. White's, an Apothecary at Shadwell.</p>
<p>Q. How near does Mr. White live to Mr. Gilbert's ?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. About two stones cast off.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you, when you saw the prisoner take this bowl?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I stood and looked through the window at the time; the prisoner and I had been out together that morning; he went in, and bid me stay without; and brought it and gave it me.</p>
<p>Q. What did you go out about that morning?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. What use was he to make of you?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I don't know; he did not tell me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go directly to the pawnbroker's with it?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. No, I carried it home, and kept it there about an hour and half, till he came; then carried it to the pawnbrokers.</p>
<p>Q. What month was this done in?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I believe it was in February.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go out in the morning?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. Between five and six.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light then?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. It was.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you carry it to the pawnbrokers?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. Between nine and ten.</p>
<p>Q. What had you lent you upon it?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I asked two shillings, and he gave it me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ask you how you came by it?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. No, he did not; he asked me no questions.</p>
<p>Q. Did he know you before?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Had you pawned things there before?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I had, for my aunt.</p>
<p>Q. Had he used to keep open shop, on Sunday mornings ?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. Yes, he does.</p>
<p>Q. From between five and six, to the time he took the bowl, what were you doing?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. We walked up and down in Shadwell ; he went in there, just as Mr. Gilbert was up, and had open'd the door.</p>
<p>Q. What did he go in for?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. He went in for a penny-worth of beer.</p>
<p>Q. Did he bid you hide it?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. He bid me carry it under my coat; which I did.</p>
<p>Q. Is this bowl the same, that is here produced?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. It is; for I fetched it again, with Mr. Cock the constable, I asked for the bowl, that I brought on the Sunday morning; and he gave it me.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after you carried it, that you fetched it again?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I think I fetched it the Saturday following.</p>
<p>Q. In whose name did you put it?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I put it in in my own name; and the prisoner's name; so the pawnbroker wrote it down.</p>
<p>Q. Did he know you before ?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. He did.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Gilbert. Did you see the prisoner in your house, that Sunday morning you lost the bowl?</p>
<p>S. Gilbert. My husband was up, I was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. What is this lad that gives evidence, do you know him?</p>
<p>S. Gilbert. The prisoner has been married to his mother about two years.</p>
<p>Q. to Gwilliam. How long have you lived with Mr. White?</p>
<p>Gwilliam. I lived with the prisoner, and my mother, at the time of his taking this bowl; I went to Mr. White, since the prisoner has been in confinement.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-29-person314" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough; I was sent for on the 2d. of March; to take charge of this boy, on the account of a pot and a plate ; I asked him if he was concerned in any other things ; he confessed that he with the prisoner robbed the prosecutor's house, and he staid without, and saw the prisoner go in and take this bowl; and he delivered
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw that bowl in my life.</p>
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<p>Price not appearing, his recognizance was ordered to be estreated.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-29-person318" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner and the boy Gwilliam came into my mother's house, the
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<p>Q. What day was it you missed it?</p>
<p>E. Chub. It was about a month before I heard of it, which was on that day Mrs. Gilbert heard of her punch bowl.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-29-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The boy in his confession said, he and the prisoner had been to the Angel in Queen-street, and that his father-in-law had taken a shift there; that it was about 7 or 8 o'Clock on a Friday morning ; he told me when they went in the woman of the house was in the yard ; he called for some beer, and that after she came in, he would have half a quartern of gin; that the prisoner drank all the gin, and took the shift from off the table, and left something else white on the table, what it was he could not tell; after that they went to Ratcliff-Cross; the prisoner took water and he went home; after that the prisoner brought the shift, and gave it to his mother in the afternoon; I found this shift in the prisoner's house: the woman said her husband brought it home unfieth'd, and gave it her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-29-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The p risoner and I went into the Angel and Crown, and he called for a pennyworth of beer ; the woman was in the yard, and did not hear; when she came, the prisoner would have half a quartern of gin, when she was gone, he took the shift, and left something white on the table where he took that from; after that he went to Ratcliff-Cross and took water ; I went home, and he came home drunk in the afternoon, and gave my mother the shift ; when the officer came I gave him the shift, and took the sleeves out myself which my mother had sewed in.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say for himself.</p>
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<p>There were two other indictments against him, on which he was not tried.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-30-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I went out for pots, and called at the prisoner's house for some: I saw a butter cup or sauce-boat stand on her corner cupboard, which I imagin'd to be my master's; and also saw a brass candlestick in a little cupboard by the fire-side, which I was positive was my master's, and as we used to miss things every day, I told my mistress, who got a search warrant, and I went with my mistress and the constable, where we found the goods my mistress has mentioned, in the prisoner's room.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner say any thing how she came by them?</p>
<p>Newton. She said but little; she said she knew she was in a fault and was sorry for it.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after she had done charing at your house, that you found these things?</p>
<p>Newton. It was almost three weeks after, but she had used to come for a pint of beer now and then.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The man that is the evidence against me brought these goods into my room one night, and told me they came out of the country.</p>
<p>Newton. I never was in her room but twice in my life.</p>
<p>Mary Cowling. Our servant Newton is as honest a fellow as ever liv'd. I dare trust him with all I have. These things were taken at different times.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Pratt. I have known him two years and upwards; I enquired among the pawnbrokers, and found it in the possession of Mr. Gibbons, a pawnbroker. ( Produced in court, and deposed to by an Elephant's head for a crest, &c.)</p>
<p>Mr. Gibbons. I think the prisoner brought this spoon on Monday the 19th of March to pawn; he wanted 6 s. on it; I asked him whose it was; he said it was his own; I asked him if he had any more; he said he had three; I asked him who he bought them of; he told me Mr. Johnson, a Pawnbroker, and that he gave 9 s. a piece for 'em. I weighed it, it weighed 2 ounces, then I said, I hoped the others were a great deal bigger than this, if he gave that money for them; he said they were a great deal bigger (and this was worth much more than nine shillings, I was satisfied he had not bought them for that money); so I said I would stop it: he told me his name was
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<interp inst="t17530502-31-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a Lincolnshire man lodged there, who answered the description of the prisoner; but when I came back he was gone. The prosecutor came and owned the spoon, and brought another and compared with it. I described the man; he said he believed it was one
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<p>Prosecutor. The time the prisoner was at my house, he was twice out of the room backwards; but how he came by the spoon, I know not; the spoons were in the house, in another room.</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proceedings will be publish'd in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175305020022"/>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 2d, Thursday the 3d, Friday the 4th, Saturday the 5th, and Monday the 7th of May,</p>
<p>In the 26th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign, BEING THE Fourth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honble Sir CRISP GASCOYNE, Knt. LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1753.</p>
<p>[ Price Four-Pence,]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I WAS in the house, but not out of the room, and there were no spoons in the room I was in, the prosecutor says.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-31-person336"> Gabriel Weaver
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<interp inst="t17530502-31-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am half uncle to the prisoner, I have known him from his infancy; I never knew him to steal any thing.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a life has he liv'd, what is his character?</p>
<p>Weaver. I have had no conversation with him a great while; I believe he gets his livelihood by working, but I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Have you had any occasion to make an experiment of his honesty ?</p>
<p>Weaver. No, I have not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-32-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner had lodged in my house four years, a little before last Christmas ; on the 5th of Feb. he went away; I was sick in my bed ; my wife went away on the 7th of Feb. and I never saw her after, till she came to justice Fielding's : the prisoner came home on the 10th, to his lodgings as usual, he lay there all night; the next morning he came down stairs and told me he had packed up two bundles, and had put his foul linnen in his box; and that he would keep his lodgings on as before; and bid me take my sheets, and get them washed; he sent for the two bundles on the 15th, and on the 20th, he sent a note, by
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175305020024"/> goods my property, which are laid in the indictment, lay underneath, ( produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. Was the box locked ?</p>
<p>Temple. It was.</p>
<p>Q. When did you open it?</p>
<p>Temple. On the 24th of Feb. after this I got a warrant to take up the prisoner, and he was taken up on the 27th at Hampton-court.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business ?</p>
<p>Temple. I keep a chandler's shop in Ship-yard.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. Whether your wife had liberty to go in and out of Bonson's room?</p>
<p>Temple. Yes, to make his bed, as a woman ought to do.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the key of the room?</p>
<p>Temple. He used sometimes to leave it in the key hole.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know but your wife might carry these things into his room?</p>
<p>Temple. That I don't know ; the prisoner had the key of the room last.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Temple. Because when we went into the room, there was no key in the door, and it was open.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use to leave the key in his box ?</p>
<p>Temple. Not as I know of, I never saw the key in my life.</p>
<p>Q. Was you always at home ?</p>
<p>Temple. No, I have sometimes been out for 15 weeks together serving gentlemen, and the prisoner and my wife were in the house together.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-32-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the door, opposite the prosecutor's house in the Ship-Yard, near Temple-bar, on the 24th of February; he call'd me in, and desired me to go up stairs, and see this box broke open, saying, he had a great suspicion of some of his goods being there. I, Mr. Corbet, and the constable, went with him, and with a chizel he broke open the top of the box.</p>
<p>Q. Was the box lock'd?</p>
<p>Jones. It was: we took a catalogue of the goods which he said was his property: it is here in my hand, the goods here produced are the very goods. I remember in particular two fine large smocks: they were packed up in the room, and the constable took the key, after which Mr. Temple went and got a warrant.</p>
<p>Cross Examin'd.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner at the bar before ?</p>
<p>Jones. I did from the time of his lodging there, which is about four years.</p>
<p>Q. What was become of the prosecutor's wife?</p>
<p>Jones. She was not at home, how should I know what was become of her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-32-person344" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present at the opening of this box.</p>
<p>Q. Was it lock'd?</p>
<p>Corbet. Yes, it was, Sir, and Mr. Temple open'd it with a chizel or poker ; there were these goods here produced, found in it. I took an inventory of them at the time, that I might rightly swear to them.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-32-person345"> Richard Lamb
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<interp inst="t17530502-32-person345" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable, I was by when Mr. Temple broke open the box in his house, and these goods here produced were taken out: I have had them in my custody ever since. He produced a letter. This letter the prisoner owned to be his hand-writing before Mr. Fielding. It is read to this purport :</p>
<p>Directed to Mr. Statchman.</p>
<p>'' I desire the favour of you to go to Temple's, '' tell him to let you have my box and glass, and '' the remainder of my things, and pay him 4 s. '' 6 d. for one week's lodging, that being all I '' owe him; and let my things stay at your house '' till I come to town, put the pint pots in your '' cellar, or any where that suits you. I shall not '' be in town to stay this good while, so 'tis not '' worth while to keep a lodging in town, and in '' so doing you'll oblige your's,</p>
<p>'' THO. BONSON.''</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I don't know any thing of the affair, I was in the country when this happened, I told them they were at their liberty to let the room, and they did let it for five shillings per week: this box was always left open, and the key in a chest of drawers in another room belonging to Temple, and I gave him and his wife liberty to lay any thing there: they might put them in for what I know, but his wife will prove that I am innocent.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-32-person346"> Mary Temple
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<interp inst="t17530502-32-person346" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged in our house about four years, I put the things into the young man's box myself: they are my wearing apparel and child-bed linnen.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175305020025"/>Q. Who had the key of the box?</p>
<p>M. Temple. I had, and I took it away with me on the 7th of February, and I intended to have taken the box with me.</p>
<p>Q. When did you put the things into the box ?</p>
<p>M. Temple. I put them in on the 6th.</p>
<p>Q. When did the prisoner go away?</p>
<p>M. Temple. He went away a night or two before me.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he go to?</p>
<p>M. Temple. I don't know that.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you go away?</p>
<p>M. Temple. Because I have heard my husband had another wife when he married me, and he abus'd me so that I could not live with him.</p>
<p>Q. Was he not sick when you went away?</p>
<p>M. Temple. He was no more sick than usual, he has been sick this sixteen years when he has a mind for it.</p>
<p>Cross Examin'd.</p>
<p>Q. Was this box never lock'd?</p>
<p>M. Temple. It always was open, and the key in a drawer, which I took.</p>
<p>Q. Was you married to the prosecutor?</p>
<p>M. Temple. I was.</p>
<p>Q. How dare you come in evidence against your own husband ?</p>
<p>M. Temple. I come in justice.</p>
<p>Q. How came the prisoner to send a letter to have the box delivered to him?</p>
<p>M. Temple. I know nothing of that.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go?</p>
<p>M. Temple. I went to a friend's house near Chesson.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he has another wife, and had her Before he married you?</p>
<p>M. Temple. I am sure he has.</p>
<p>Council. Then you have robb'd the man, for you are not his wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530502-32-person347" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Mr. Temple about four years, I us'd his shop, and owed him five shillings after his wife went away; he sent for me, and said he wanted to speak with me: I went to him, he told me his wife was gone and had robb'd him, and if I could help him to the money I owed him, it would be of service to him.</p>
<p>Q. What day was this?</p>
<p>E. Williams. This was on the 7th at night.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17530502-32-person348"> Thomas Abbot
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<interp inst="t17530502-32-person348" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a house painter, so is the prisoner, he was doing work for me at Richmond lodge, he had been at work for me the two last summers and all this spring; he has been trusted in many places of consequence at Richmond, Hampton-Court, Mr. Pel ham's, &c. under me. If he had been a person of that disposition, he had it in his power to have done great mischief.</p>
<p>Q. What is your opinion of him as to his honesty?</p>
<p>Abbot. I have a very good opinion of his honesty, he is a very sober honest man, I would trust him with untold gold: the woman told justice Fielding she was sorry she should be guilty of so rash an action, to put any thing into an innocent man's box. I was bail for the prisoner.</p>
<p>Council. You seem to have a great opinion of the prisoner for his honesty, pray tell me would you trust him with your wife upon your oath?</p>
<p>Abbot. I dare trust my wife with any man.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think a woman would go to put things into a man's box without his privacy ?</p>
<p>Abbot. I know nothing of that.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any notion of a sin against God, as well as against the law of the land?</p>
<p>Abbot. As much as the council.</p>
<p>Q. Then how can you come here to justify a man that can suffer a woman to put things into his box, and after that he sent for it as his property, to be delivered by her husband to him?</p>
<p>Abbot. I believe the prisoner to be no ways guilty of the thing.</p>