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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Thursday the 7th, Friday the 8th, and Saturday the 9th of June,
<p>In the 26th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign, BEING THE Fifth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honble Sir CRISP GASCOYNE, Knt. LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER V.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1753.</p>
<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070002"/>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 Honourable Mr. Justice DENNISON *, the Hon. Mr. BARON SMYTH +, 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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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<persName id="f17530607-1-person20" type="jurorName"> Morgan Gwynn
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<p>258. 259. ( M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530607-1-off1 t17530607-1-crimeloc3"/>; the two prisoners and the evidence came into my shop, my maid was serving them, another took the sugar, and had it under his apron; they went out, I pursued them round Limehouse church, they dropt the sugar in the churchyard, I took the evidence Hall, and carried him before Justice Berry, he granted a search warrant, and by the information of Hall I found the other two, I took them in Leadenhall-street, and carried them before my Lord-Mayor, where Underwood confest the taking the sugar.</p>
<p>- Hall. One Jack went to Arnold's to buy a halfpennyworth of butter, then one Ben. Ball went in, and Underwood after him, he took the sugar, I staid at the door, and saw him take it out of the window, and run through a Street, Mr. Arnold run after him, he run through the church-yard, Mr. Arnold follow'd him, he dropt it, a servant maid took it up, and brought it to Mr. Arnold, I saw it brought into the alehouse, it is the same sugar loaf that was taken.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070003"/>Q. Did you go out a robbing?</p>
<p>Hall. No, we did not think of any such thing, we went out to swim.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of Collard ?</p>
<p>Hall. Yes, there was six of us together.</p>
<p>Q. Was there no mention of getting money in any unlawful way ?</p>
<p>Hall. No, Sir, indeed.</p>
<p>Q. What is your way of living?</p>
<p>Hall. I live with a silver spinner.</p>
<p>Underwood's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was in the church-yard. Underwood
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>260. (M)
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<p>261. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17530607-3-person40" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Change-court in the Strand, on the 8th of May about a quarter before Twelve o'clock. coming home there were two soldiers about a yard distance from each other, and the prisoner, who is a
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<p>Q. Could you see the prisoner's face?</p>
<p>Mibous. Yes, my lord, I did, when he laid hold on me, which was on the bosom of my coat and arm : I said, friend, what would you be at, immediately came up the other two, one of whom took hold on my left arm, the other took hold on my other side ; on which I call'd out thieves and watch. Then the prisoner loosed his hold, and took off my hat: they all three ran away, and I pursu'd them, calling out stop thief.</p>
<p>Q. Did none of them say any thing to you ?</p>
<p>Mibous. No, my lord, they did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had they any weapon ?</p>
<p>Mibous. No, I saw none. When they came near the Savoy steps, the prisoner quitted the other two, and made towards Savoy-hill: at the alley he said, catch me now if you can. I pursued him in the alley, and a soldier stopp'd him, but let him go: then, with some threatening language, the prisoner turned about and gave me a kick; on which I ran into the Strand, and went to call a gentleman that I knew, to go with me into the barracks, but he could not go: I then went by myself, and call'd for the corporal of the night, who call'd for two other soldiers, and they, with the corporal, went with me. We found the prisoner in Exeter-street at a door, and took him. We carried him to the watch house near the New-Church in the Strand, from thence to New prison, and from thence the next day before justice Fielding, where he said he was set upon and lost his hat.</p>
<p>Q. Was he charged with taking your's off your head ?</p>
<p>Mibous. He was, but denied it. When the soldiers took him, he resisted and fell down, and his hat fell off his head, it had a cockade: after that he threw it into an area, which hat is mine that I lost, and I describ'd it by a particular mark in the crown, and a mark withinside: after they went with him to prison, the next morning, a little after six o'clock, they went and found it in the area. (The hat produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-3-person41" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a corporal in the Third Regiment on the Barrack-guard, the prisoner is in the Second Regiment: the 9th of May in the morning, between 12 and 1 o'clock, Mr. Mibous came and knock'd at the back door in the Savoy, and on my opening it he said he had been robb'd of his hat by a soldier, who came down towards the barracks; I asked the centinel if he had seen any person go past ; he said no. I told Mr. Mibous I did not know what to do in it, but that I'd go with him to any place he thought proper, which I did, with two soldiers, to a place of ill same in that neighbourhood in a court, but they were gone to bed. I found no body there; but going up Exeter-street the prisoner was standing at a door, seeming to call to a person to let him in. One of the men with us had been drinking with him that afternoon, and had likewise seen Mibous pursuing him, said that is the man: but Mr. Mibous said, I will not swear to the man till I see his face, so a soldier and I went and took hold on him, and asked him to go us, which he refused. After we brought him to the light, Mibous said, that is the man, I'll swear to him: the prisoner had a hanger under his arm, which one of the soldiers took from him, and in the scuffle he fell, he had a hat on at this time, I held him by his neck; a gentleman
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070004"/> came out of the house and said, don't murder the man, as he fell, the hat fell off upon the ground, one of the soldiers took him up, and the third soldier took up his hat, and put it upon his head, and going on five or six steps, the prisoner tossed his hat off into an Area; he had to hand at liberty. The next morning, when we had conducted him to New Prison, we concluded to go by the area to see for this hat; one of the soldiers got over, and took it up: I went to Mr. Mibous's house, and told him, by his description, I had got his hat; he came with us, and saw, and swore to it.</p>
<p>Q. to Mibous. Had the prisoner a hat on his head when he took yours?</p>
<p>Mibous. He had one without a lace, with a mettle button on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-3-person43" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the two soldiers that were at the taking the prisoner, confirmed the testimony of Woolfe; the latter of them, with this addition, that he had been drinking at an alehouse with two shoemakers (the prosecutor was not of the company) and two soldiers, that he parted with them, and they went towards Savoy Hill, and he home, he had got a candle in his hand ; about half and hour after he had parted with them he heard a cry of stop thief, he went out, and saw the prisoner running by, and the prosecutor after him, that the prisoner was stopp'd by a centinel, he went and was certain it was one of the soldiers he had been drinking with. That the prosecutor there said he had been robbed of his hat, while he was looking for it the prisoner got from the centinel; after which he, with the others, found him at a door in Exeter-street, and that they had a struggle, and his hat fell off, he took it up, and put it on the prisoner's head, that he then observed it to be too good for a regimental hat, and the cockade being loose, he was positive it was the same that was found in the area the next morning, were he saw the prisoner toss it from his head.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of this hat produced here, than the child unborn; my hat had a lace on it, which these soldiers took from me, and never returned it.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-3-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about a year, I know nothing of him but that of an honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-3-person45" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner 14 years; he was born in the same town in Ireland that I was, I never heard any body give him a bad character.</p>
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<p>262. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530607-4-off16 t17530607-4-crimeloc18"/>. On the 22d day of May I went down into my kitchen, and saw the prisoner there, she hid herself in the closet; it was between 9 and 10 o'clock, I asked who was there, she gave me no answer, I stept to her, and said, What do you do here? She said she was waiting for a person in the house, I stept up stairs, and desired a young man to prevent any body from going out of coors, then I went and enquired of my wife whether there was any body waiting for her below, she told me no, I came down stairs again, and met her coming out of the kitchen, I called down John Green, and sent for the constable, and stopt her till he came; she had two handkerchiefs, with things in them, when the constable came, he opened it, I was present; there was the things mentioned in the indictment; on searching her further he found the stew pan tied under her petticoats, I charged the constable with her, he took her before the justice, she had very little to say for herself, she own'd she took the things.</p>
<p>Q. Were all the things your own?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-4-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . All the things I have mentioned were; but there were other things in the handkerchief, the property of persons unknown.</p>
<p>John Green. I was at work above stairs, my master called me down, I saw a woman upon the stairs, there were two bundles upon the top stair, tied up in handkerchiefs; my master sent me for the constable; when he came I saw him open the bundles, there were the things before mentioned, except the stew pan which dropt from under her petticoats: I went with them before the justice, she made but very little defence, I don't know that she said any thing at all.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw these gentlemen in my life before; I know nothing at all about the goods.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070005"/>263. 264. 265. (M.)
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<p>There did not appear to be any intention to rob; they were all three
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<p>266. (M)
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<p>267. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17530607-7-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Sunday night I lost a cloath coat, and two waistcoats, from on board a ship lying off
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner belong to your vessel?</p>
<p>Beard. No, he did not, my lord. I was asleep when they were taken away, so I can give no further account.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-7-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Monday last in the morning I bought this coat and 2 waistcoats, (Produced and deposed to by the prosecutor) of the prisoner at the bar at my house.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been cast away, so came to London from Dever in a Gravesend boat; I went and laid down at New Crane Stairs, and fell asleep; I awaked, and found myself very cold, and saw these cloaths lying on a cask upon the stairs, I took them, and walked about till morning, and then went and sold them.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him for stealing the silver watch, but that not being laid capital, he was not tried upon that.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>268. (M)
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<interp inst="t17530607-10-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came to me with a hood and judgment of one hundred pounds for me to sign to Hays, I said to them I did not owe him any thing; he said if I did not sign it, he would arrest me for 16 pounds, and put me in goal. I consulted with Christophers, the prisoner, what to do; his advice was, that if
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<p>Q. Who is this Hays?</p>
<p>Garret. He keeps the earl of Stair's head in Vine-street. In July following, I lost the note out of my pocket which Hays gave me to pay me, or my order, 50 l. it was given me April 29, 1751, payable 6 months after date; I had it when I went to bed, and saw it, and in the morning missed it: the prisoner at that time lay with me, and nobody else.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find it again?</p>
<p>Garret. No, I never did. I went to Hays, and told him I had lost my 50 l. note that he gave me; he said what signifies 50 l. between you and I.</p>
<p>Ann Boon. The prisoner at the bar lodged at
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070006"/> my house in September 51, who told me he had done an ill thing by poor Garret, which was that upon the bond of 100 l. given to Hays from Garret. Hays gave to Garret a promissory note for 50 l. that as Hays could get nothing on the bond in the country, he desired the prisoner to get the note from the prosecutor, and give it to him, which he said he did; that he took it out of his pocket when he was asleep in the night, (as they lay together) and carried it to Hays, and Hays, in his presence, flung it into the fire and destroy'd it; he also said, that he was sorry, for that he had a hand in getting all Garret's estate from him, which was 60 or 70 l. a year.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this conversation?</p>
<p>A. Boon. It was at my house in Chandos-street in a one pair of stairs room.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body by at this conversation ?</p>
<p>A. Boon. There were
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<interp inst="t17530607-10-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On December, 1751, I heard the prisoner confess to the evidence in her house, that if she would excuse him some little incumbrance (what I can't justly say) he'd open to her the whole scene of villainy; then he owned to the taking this 50 l. note out of Garret's pocket, and delivering it to Hays.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent of the affair as the child unborn. Hays and Mrs. Boon have both been at law for the fellow's estate; they wanted me to swear to serve their ends, but I would not, so am now prosecuted out of spight.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Whitewood. I keep a publick house near London-Wall, and know the prisoner and prosecutor, they behaved like brothers, and called each other so. I really believe the prisoner was got among a bad set of people, but believe him to be a very honest man. This very woman (Mrs. Boon) once came to me as the prisoner's friend, about making up an affair of a bastard child that was laid to him, and now she wants to hang him. I have seen the prisoner and prosecutor drinking together often since the time of what they call the robbery, in good friendship.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-10-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the King's-Head facing Cripplegate church, and know the prisoner and prosecutor, and have seen them drinking together at Hays's house in the year 52, and also at my own house divers times, they were like brothers. I never heard Garret charge the prisoner with taking a note or any such thing.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character?</p>
<p>Olsinbrook. He is an honest man, and I'd trust him with untold gold.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-10-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner near two years, and have seen him and Garret together an hundred times since the year 51 in good friendship.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-10-person93" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about two years, I also know Garret, and have seen them together since the year 51 several times at Hays's, the house where they lodged together I lived servant, and they appeared very friendly.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear them talk about the note ?</p>
<p>Bourne. No, I never did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-10-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am near 16 years of age, and live at Mr. Hays's, and have seen the prisoner and prosecutor together several times since the year 51.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear Garret charge the prisoner with having taken any thing from him?</p>
<p>Greenwood. No, I never did, they always appeared like brothers.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Mr. Hays live?</p>
<p>Greenwood. He lives in Vine-Street, near Round-Court, in the Strand.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-10-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Man-in-the-Moon in Chiswell-street, and have known the prisoner about four years, he lived with me once about 4 or 5 months, and the reason of his leaving me was I had not employment for him; I always took him to be a very honest man, and never heard to the contrary.</p>
<p>Mr. Wadsworth. I live at Yowel, and the prisoner is my servant. At this time he came very well recommended to me, and has behaved exceeding well. I could trust him with untold gold.</p>
<p>Q. What is your opinion of him after hearing what has has been said here?</p>
<p>Wadsworth. I now have the same opinion I had before.</p>
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<p>271. (M.)
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<p>John Stubbs. On the 14th of February last Mr. Hart, the king's closet-keeper, his daughter, I, my wife, and Mr. Buckmire, had been to Covent-Garden playhouse, coming home between 10 and 11 at night through the field leading to
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<p>Q. How near was the other person to you when that person robb'd you ?</p>
<p>Stubbs. He was about 3 yards from me, and was taking Mr. Hart's buckles out of his shoes, I saw him down on one knee at them.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether the prisoner was one of them?</p>
<p>Stubbs. I can't swear that, but think he was.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. What dress was I in?</p>
<p>Stubbs. In a flapp'd hat, and a sort of a brownish horseman's great coat, and soldiers cloaths underneath as they appeared to me, I saw something red.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark ?</p>
<p>Stubbs. It was as light as ever I saw the moon shine in my life. When we were at justice Fielding's, after the examination, I told him my wife was frighted, and griev'd much after one of the rings, which she valued, and she is with child, and I feared the consequence would be bad: he said, I know where it is, come to me, and I'll get you the ring again. Since that, the accomplice, (the evidence) sent it me. Produced in court and deposed to, with the prosecutor's mother-in-law's name on it, and the date she died on.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-11-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Corbee and I went from Westminster on the 14th of Feb. in the evening to Hide-Park, with intent to rob somebody, we staid there a great while and saw nobody, but going under the wall we saw these gentlemen coming from London, they went into the 5-fields, and we followed them.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Ayres. This was between 10 and 11 o'clock, we passed them some way and turned back again.</p>
<p>Q. How many were there of them ?</p>
<p>Ayres. There were 3 gentlemen and 2 women; the prisoner stopp'd one of them, and I the prosecutor, and took out of his pocket a net purse, two gold rings, a Spanish dollar, a queen Elizabeth's shilling, and I believe two silver groats and about 16 shillings in silver. The prisoner took some silver from the other gentleman, but how much I can't say, he took his buckles also out of his shoes. After this, we went cross the fields making the best of our way home, and shar'd the things. The prisoner sent one ring to pawn by his washer-woman and some of the things to sell.</p>
<p>Q. What had you for your share ?</p>
<p>Ayres. My share came to about 15 s. with the buckles and every thing (he looks at the ring produced) this is one of the rings, it is a mourning one, and was in the thread purse that I took from Stubbs. This ring was pawned for 6 s. the other ring he sold, but I can't tell where, or to whom.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-11-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went down to Durham with some others on the information of the evidence Ayres, and took the prisoner and brought him up by shipping, and when he was on board he told us of this very robbery.</p>
<p>Q. When did he confess this ?</p>
<p>Peal. It was 5 weeks ago last Sunday, he ask'd us what Ayres had said, we told him of some robberies, but Ayres had not mentioned this; then the prisoner said, we robb'd some gentlemen and two women in the 5 fields Chelsea, and he said, if we would search Ayres's wife we should find a white net purse with a pocket piece in it, if they had not made away with it, which we did, and found it in her pocket at Clerkenwell Bridewell. The purse produced.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my purse, which was taken from me at that time.</p>
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<p>Ayres. This is the very purse which I took from the prosecutor. Corbee had it a good while, after which I had it again, and gave to my wife.</p>
<p>Q. Who mentioned this robbery first, you, by the prisoner on board the ship ?</p>
<p>Peal He did, we there not know of it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The reason of my mentioning that robbery was they said Ayres was not submitted an evidence, and when I came to justice Fielding and that if I could make receive the king's mercy, so I told them I clear my conscience. The prisoner and Ayres were both soldiers.</p>
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<p>See their trial No 69, 70, in this mayoralty.</p>
<p>272 (M.) He was a second time indicted, together with
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<p>Q. Is your brother here?</p>
<p>Clifton. No, my lord, he is not in town.</p>
<p>Q. Was this a chaise you drove yourselves, or was it drove by another person?</p>
<p>Clifton. It is a four-wheel chaise and a coachman to drive; after I heard that snapping, which I thought a pistol, the coachman said, have patience I'll make my horses stand.</p>
<p>Q. Did any person stand at the horses heads?</p>
<persName id="t17530607-11-person108"> Clifton It
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<p>Q. Did they threaten you or demand your money?</p>
<p>Clifton. They d - d and swore they would mains, and bid us deliver our watches and: the evidence Ayres told me where my stock buckle and my brother's were pawned, which I sent he directed, and got them again. Produc'd in court and depos'd to.</p>
<p>Q. Had you light enough to discern whether they had their own hair or wigs ?</p>
<p>Clifton. No, my lord, I did not. I might have observed the person that came into the chaise, but did not.</p>
<p>Q. Could you distinguish the colour of their cloaths?</p>
<p>Clifton I did not. The man that got into the ch took to be a less man than Ayres the evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-11-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 4th of March about seven o'clock, Corbee and I went from Westminster, and in crossing the fields we met Ayliff the other prisoner, with a naked knife and a broomstick in his hand; he said he had had bad luck, there were so many people together he dared not attack any of them. As we were standing together I heard a coach, we went and found it to be a four-wheel chaise, and Corbee took a pistol from me, and went and stopp'd it</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts was this ?</p>
<p>Ayres. This was above Pancras Church-yard in the hollow way, they made me rifle it. Ayliff went first by the head of the horses, and one of them hit him by the shoulder, and lifted him from the ground; on which he told the coachman, if he did not stand still he'd shoot the horse, and he did strike him across the nose with the pistol. I asked Mr. C lifton for his money, who gave me half-a-crown and a shilling, I was then by the side of the chaise, but afterwards got into it, and took from him his hat, three handkerchiefs, a stock and silver stock-buckle.</p>
<p>Q. How many men were there in the chaise?</p>
<p>Ayees. There were two men: we took a hat, stock and stock buckle from the other gentleman, and some money; after which Ayliff pull'd me from the chaise by my heels, saying they thought
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070009"/> they heard some body coming, so we went away, and going a-cross the fields, Ayliff went to get over a bank, but fell down, and the pistol went off, I thought he had shot Corbee, but stepping back found there was no harm done. We then went to Holloway with intent to rob somebody, but met with none to rob : Ayliff had one shilling of the money and went home, and left us with the rest. I kept 1 s. 6 d.</p>
<p>Q. What did you take from the other gentleman?</p>
<p>Ayres. I took six shillings from him, Corbee sent the stock-buckles to pawn by his washer-woman, whose name is
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<interp inst="t17530607-11-person110" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , to one Mr. Wood. I told Mr. Clifton of them since, and he has got them.</p>
<p>Q. Had Ayliff stopp'd the coach before the horse bit him ?</p>
<p>Ayres. He had bid the coachman stop.</p>
<p>Q. What was your intention in stopping them?</p>
<p>Ayres. It was with an intent to rob them.</p>
<p>Q. How did you all dispose of yourselves after you had stopp'd the horses?</p>
<p>Ayres. One went on one side the horses, and the other on the other side; but am not certain whether Corbee did not come to the side of the chaise, and I believe he did.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a pistol snapp'd?</p>
<p>Ayres. No, there was not, it was only a blow cross the horse's nose: the stock-buckle was pawn'd for 1 s. 6 d. we had six-pence each of that; one of the hats Corbee had, and lost from off his head in an attempt to commit a robbery near Cranbury house, and the other was sold: in our sharing the things that other hat was mine, and Corbee gave me a shilling out of the half-crown.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Corbee and you meet that night ?</p>
<p>Ayres. We met first at a publick-house in Pye-street: in the pistol's going off the flint fell out, and the shilling that Ayliff had he took to screw it in again, which he bent in so doing, and then put it in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-11-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I having been attack'd and shot at by Ayres and Corbee near Cranbury house, where in the struggle one of them lost his hat, I went to Clerkenwell Bridewell and told the keepers there they were soldiers: they said they were sure it must be the two soldiers that were tried and acquitted in January sessions last, so I went to St. James's Park two days after and took Ayres. He produced a hat. This is the hat the person had on that shot at me.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Clifton. Do you know this hat?</p>
<p>Clifton. I cannot say whether it is my brother's hat that he lost or not.</p>
<p>Ayres. The hat we took from the other gentleman had a cockade in it.</p>
<p>Q. to Clifton. Is your brother an officer in the army?</p>
<p>Clifton. He is, and he had a cockade on his hat.</p>
<p>It appeared the hat had had a cockade.</p>
<p>Speller. When I went to justice Fielding, which I think was on Easter-Tuesday, Ayliff was under examination: the justice asked him how long he had followed that course of life; to which he answered about two years. The justice asked him if he was concerned in robbing a four-wheel chaise near Pancras-Wash the 4th of March; he said he did, and the horse had like to have bit him, and his pistol went off going over a bank, by accident, and that he had but one shilling of the money after some talk Mr. Fielding's Clerk said to him about signing the confession, Mind what you do, that may be hurtful to you on your trial: then said the prisoner if I am not to be made an evidence I will not sign.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-11-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard Ayliff confess at justice Fielding's that he was one that robb'd the prosecutor; he mentioned several robberies besides this, after that we went to the publick-house, and there he said the horse bit him on the shoulder at the time he stopp'd the chaise, and when he was going away in getting over a bank he fell down, and his pistol went off.</p>
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<p>Corbee's Defence.</p>
<p>I think Ayres has sworn very falsely against me, I never saw the buckles as I am a dying man.</p>
<p>Ayliff's Defence.</p>
<p>The time that they say this robbery was committed I was at Maidenhead in Berkshire, at a christening of one of my brother's children. I never was with Ayres but once in my life, and that
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<p>See No. 200. in the last paper.</p>
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<p>Q. Is she here?</p>
<p>Targoose. Not that I know of: upon my taxing the prisoner, he own'd he took the watch out of my room, and had sold it to the woman.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
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<p>Q. Had he lodged any time at your house?</p>
<p>Targoose. He had about two months.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body else hear this confession?</p>
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<p>Q to prosecutor. How did he behave during the time he lodged at your house?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He behaved very well so far as I saw, till this affair happened.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-17-person150" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Beach Lane, I buy and sell brass, the woman prisoner brought some of these goods to my house, and I bought them of her, they are the fourteen bottoms for warming-pans.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070011"/>Q. What did you give her per pound ?</p>
<p>M. Emmerton. I gave her 9 d. per pound.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. What is that brass worth per pound?</p>
<p>Pittman. If I buy 500 pounds weight together I can't have it under thirteen-pence halfpenny per pound.</p>
<p>M. Emmerton. This is the usual price I give for old brass, and these were doubled up together.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner ask you for it?</p>
<p>M. Emmerton. She did not ask me any more than what I gave her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say it was her own ?</p>
<p>M. Emmerton. She said it was not her own, but that she had them of a brazier that was broke and could not go about his own affairs, so she was to sell the brass for him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she say he liv'd?</p>
<p>M. Emmerton. She did not say where.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give her for it?</p>
<p>M. Emmerton. I gave her 5 s. 9 d. in part, and bid her come to me on the Monday following, and I would pay her the remainder: then I sent the brass to Mr. Hone, who I sell mettal to, but he was not at home.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of
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<p>M. Emmerton. No, I do not, the brass was all brought to me by his mother.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-17-person152" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a founder, and buy brass of the evidence Emmerton; I had bought some of her before this, such as we call scurff brass, which is chippings of brass that is trimm'd off round the edges, &c. and might perhaps come the same way; at this time she told me she expected some more, and came accordingly on Saturday was se'ennight, and said she had not money to buy it with, so I let her have a crown, and that night these plates were brought to my house by her, but I was not at home. When I saw them on the Monday morning I suspected them to have been stolen, and was determined, if possible, to find it out, so mentioning it to a woman whose husband happened to mention it to Mr. Pitman it was discover'd. Mr. Pitman came to me, and I delivered these 14 bottoms, which the woman brought to him; and as Mrs. Emmerton had given me an account who brought it to her, and we knowing her son was apprentice to the prosecutor, they were both taken up.</p>
<p>Mr. Wale. The prisoner
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<p>Q. to Pitman. How old is your apprentice, the prisoner?</p>
<p>Pitman. He is, I believe, in the 20th year of his age.</p>
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<p>My mother knew nothing of the brass, nor I neither.</p>
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<p>I never saw M. Emmerton in my life, I heard my son say he had two tops of warming pans which he designed to chase, and then carry them home again. I did not know what was in his box.</p>
<p>Q. to Pitman. Was the box lock'd at Onyon's house, in which were the tops?</p>
<p>Pitman. It was, and the woman prisoner gave me the key of her room, so I broke the boy's box open; he would not deliver the key before I went, but said he had lost it.</p>
<p>To their Character.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-17-person156"> Mary Town
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<interp inst="t17530607-17-person156" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the woman a great while, and have employed her seven or eight years in the quilting way, but never knew her or the boy wrong any body in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-17-person157" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-17-person157" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her fourteen years; she is a hard working woman, I never knew an ill thing of her in my life.</p>
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<p>James Green. I dealt with Mr. Rumley when the boy was errand boy, he always behaved very honestly, and I never heard any ill of him before this in my life.</p>
<p>James Green. I am son to the last evidence, the prisoner was errand-boy to me, I have trusted him with things of value, but he never wrong'd me and I had a great opinion of his fidelity.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-17-person160" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-17-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was apprentice with Mr. Green when the boy lived with him as an errand-boy, I have trusted him with several things, and he always behaved extremely well for what I saw of him.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. How long has he liv'd with you?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070012"/>Prosecutor. Between four and five years.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>281 (L)
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<interp inst="t17530607-18-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the Thursday after Easter last I lost this saw, producing one. I advertised it on the Saturday following, and Mr. Brewin, a pawnbroker, inform'd me he had taken it in, so I had it again ; but as I was not at home when it was lost, can give no account of that.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-18-person166"> Thomas Mead
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<interp inst="t17530607-18-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Mr. Pond's apprentice; on Tuesday morning about 10 o'clock, the 24th of April, I used this saw, and on the day following I wanted it, but it was gone: my master was in the country, he returned on the Wednesday night, I told him it was missing, and he advertis'd it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Mead. I never saw him in my life before he was taken up to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-18-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the corner of Hosiar-lane, Snow-hill; the prisoner at the bar brought this saw to me to pawn on the 24th of April, he said it was his own saw, and that he had it made for him longer than ordinary, because he did not choose to stoop at his work, so I lent him three shillings on it. Some little time after I saw the advertisement and found it answered the descriptions, so I sent to Mr. Pond, who came and own'd it; but left it in my custody, in case the prisoner should come again to secure him. The prisoner came again in about three weeks after, and brought another saw to pawn, I jumped over the compter and secured him, he was taken before Sir
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Coming up Coleman-street a man came to me and said, you look like a Carpenter; I said I am one. He said will you buy this saw, I look'd upon it, and found it one of White's make; he ask'd 4 s. for it, and I bought it for Half-a-crown and three half-pence; but can't say I know the man.</p>
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<p>See him tried befor e No. 496. in alderman Blachford's mayoralty.</p>
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<persName id="t17530607-19-person171"> William Lee
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<interp inst="t17530607-19-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a journeyman-baker and live in Southwark, on Friday was se'ennight I had occasion to go to the
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<interp inst="t17530607-19-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> at the time, and saw the prisoner take this handkerchief produc'd, out of a gentleman's pocket, and we secur'd him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The handkerchief is my own, I bought it for four shillings.</p>
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<p>See him tried before for robbing a pack-horse on Finchley Common, No. 425, 426, 427, 428, 429 and 430. in alderman Winterbottom's mayoralty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-20-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> went and lifted up a sash window, and took a silk handkerchief, and then we went to Mr. Carlow, and sold that, and others that we had got which were eight in all, for 5 s.</p>
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<p>Burrier. We had 20 d. each.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you and they meet first that night ?</p>
<p>Burrier. I met with them near Aldgate.</p>
<p>Q. from Perkinson. How came you to be acquainted with me first?</p>
<p>Burrier. I liv'd in White Chapel, where Perkinson worked; we had been out together often, picking of pockets.</p>
<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
<p>Burrier. I am fourteen years of age.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-20-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I sat in my Mistress's shop, which is opposite to Kennedy's shop; about the 1st of April, between nine and ten at night, there came three boys together down from towards the Minories, it was dark; they lifted up the sash of Kennedy's shop and one of them took something out, but what it was I could not tell, and they all ran away. I went over and knock'd at the door. Kennedy came to it, and I inform'd him what I had seen; he sent his servant after them, who catch'd Plastow, and kept him in custody that night, and the next morning, carried him before justice Richards, where he said he'd assist in finding the others concerned with him, but took an opportunity, as they were about to see for the others, to give them the slip.</p>
<p>Perkinson had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-21-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a silver-smith and live near Charing-cross, the prisoner brought this large silver spoon, and three tea spoons to me to sell, the 23rd of May, and she appearing to be a clean person, I bought them of her, and gave her sixteen shillings for them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-21-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable of the Parish of St. Margaret's, on the 28th of May in the afternoon, a warrant was brought to me to take charge of the prisoner: I took her before justice Lediard, but before we went there, I went with her to her own room, where I found a brown silk gown, three silver tea spoons, a large silver spoon, and a shagreen case; I went also with them to the broker's, and saw the several things mentioned by the prosecutrix, and likewise the plate at the silversmith's shop, which she own'd she took from the prosecutor's house.</p>
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<p>I had not seen my husband for two years and upwards, he came that Sunday and took these things away, I went after him, and beg'd of him to leave them; he said, if I did not be quiet he'd knock me on the head, I have not seen him
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<p>Q. to prosecutrix. I wanted a servant, and the prisoner was at a neighbour's house that bears a good character, who told me the prisoner was her cozen, which was all the character I had with her. My husband was in the country at the time.</p>
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<p>Q. How far did you find him from the prosecutor's house?</p>
<p>Godson. It is about ten yards distance : he said he was going to carry this money to his mistress's summer-house at Hogsdon, there lay a bundle by him: then he said, the goods and money were his own, and that he was going to the Parrot in the Land of Promise, so I said, I'll see where you go. We went till we pass'd the Parrot, then I seized him and told him I believed he had committed a robbery: he said, indeed so I have, at a house near the Carlisle, that he had broke into the house at one o'clock, that he heard the clock strike while he was in the house. The bundle produced in court, being the things mentioned in the indictment, and depos'd to by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of what they charge me with.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>Rawlinson Armstrong. I have known the prisoner twelve years.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known him down to this present time?</p>
<p>Armstrong. I can't say I have known any thing of him for this two years, when I knew him he had a good character</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530607-22-off110 t17530607-22-crimeloc112"/>, on the 14th of March I lost 14 lb. weight of sewing thread out of my back warehouse.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen it last?</p>
<p>Bominear. I had seen it about seven days before.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found it again?</p>
<p>Bominear. I have not.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Bominear. One of our people saw him going from my warehouse backwards with something in his apron.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Bominear. He formerly work'd with me about seven months.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you make him any promise previous to this confession?</p>
<p>Cash. I did not on Mr. Bominear's affair ?</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you hear the prisoner make this confession ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make him any promise?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I told him, if he would tell where he sold it (I wanted to find out the receiver ) I would
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530607-23-defend201 t17530607-23-deflabel120"/> May 9. On the 14th she went up to clean the rooms, and came down in about six minutes after, and desired my wife to let her go to a neighbour's necessary, there being people in our yard, she went and in about ten minutes after my wife went up stairs and found a drawer broke open and some guineas missing (she is sick at home and can't attend) she came down and told me, so I ran to the house where her mother lodged, and was informed my servant had been there but was gone. Six or 7 of us went in pursuit of her next day, but could not find her; a neighbour accidentally seeing her getting into the Barnet stage coach came and let me know, so I, and an evidence, took horses, pursued her, and near Whetstone took her and her mother out of the coach, carried, them to Barnet, and tax'd her with stealing my money; she directly owned that she had forced open the drawer with an old key, and took out 14 guineas. I can safely say there were 17 missing; she had left six behind in the drawer. I search'd her, and found six guineas in gold and 10 s. 6 d. in silver upon her. The old woman said to me, she would have had her daughter brought me the money the night before They had bought themselves cloaths with part of the money, being now both very tight, but were very ragged before. I asked them where they were going, and they said into Bedfordshire to the mother's sister's.</p>
<p>Q. Was any thing found upon the old woman?</p>
<p>Hudson. There were 7 s. found upon her, which the girt said was part of my money. The old woman pulled it out, and said, it is all I have got, it is what my daughter gave me.</p>
<p>John Collier. I went along with Mr. Hudson in pursuit of the prisoners. We overtook them about, 3 miles on this side, Barnet. I ask'd the daughter, how she could be so base to rob her master of 17 or 18 guineas. She said, she believ'd it was not so much, it was but 14. We took her to Barnet before justice Haswell, where she said she found a key in her mistress's under drawer, with which she forc'd open the drawer in which was the money, and took 14 guineas, and that the devil put it into her head. The old woman said she knew nothing at all of the matter, till such time she was going to take coach to go out of town. She deliver'd 7 s. to the officer, and said it was money her daughter had given her.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The officer that lives at Barnet has got the cloaths which they had bought with part of the money, but he is not here.</p>
<p>Anne Ellis's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not break the lock, it was left open, and I took the money. My mother did not know any thing of it. As to the 7 s. found upon her it was her own property.</p>
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<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530607-24-off124 t17530607-24-crimeloc126"/>. The prisoner lodg'd at my house and had for about six weeks. I found a coat, two waistcoats, and a pair of buck skin breeches tied up in the prisoner's apron, and laid in his bed. Then I search'd about and miss'd the things mentioned in the indictment. This was on the 31st of May between the hours of 12 and two. There was a lock broke open, and I had no lodger but the prisoner. I mistrusted him, so took him up, and had him before justice Chamberlain, where he confessed he broke the lock, and took the things laid in the indictment. Some of the things were found in his pocket, and some in the sides of his coat. He delivered them all to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-24-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I rent a room of Mr. Harris. There was a pair of silver buckles of mine found upon the prisoner when we search'd him. I saw all the other things mention'd found upon him also, and heard him confess the taking them before the
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<interp inst="t17530607-24-person218" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, and had the prisoner in charge. Some of these goods I took from him, and some he deliver'd to me himself. I also heard him confess he took them before the justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-24-person219" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-24-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the goods found on the prisoner, and also heard him confess he took them.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530607-25-off131 t17530607-25-crimeloc134"/>, Covent Garden. On the 17th of May, the two prisoners came into my shop, and asked me if I had got any hats to sell, I did not like the looks of them, so told them I had none for them, then they asked me for some ribbands, I shewed them four or five boxes with some; Evans bought a little remnant for her child. A gentleman came into the shop, and at the same time I was talking to him, I suppose, Perkins took the opportunity to take 4 pieces of coloured ribband, of which I shall give an account hereafter. The gentleman went out again; I took all the drawers, except one, with black ribbands in it, and put them on one side to be out of their way. Perkins said, you say you have no hats, I see you have got some; I said they are not fit for you, they are 4 s. a piece; she said, I suppose you'll take 3 s. 6 d. I fetched 2 or 3, then she said, there are more in that case ; I said they were the same, she said she chose to see them. As I was upon the counter, I saw her hand in the box, and take out two pieces of black ribband, and put them into her pocket; then she said, I think, I'll have a yard of this black ribband. The person that I am in partnership with was in bed, and by moving a small curtain could see what was done in the shop; he saw her take this ribband, he came out of the room, and ran to the shop door, and locked it; then Perkins took these four pieces of coloured ribband, and threw them into the box amongst the black ones, and the two pieces of black along with them ; one of the pieces of black fell on the ground. We sent for a constable, and he carried them to the warehouse, and from thence to Justice Fielding; there they both begged for mercy.</p>
<p>The prisoners had nothing to say for themselves.</p>
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<p>292 (M).
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<p>Ann Wynn. I am wife to George the prosecutor. We live in
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530607-27-defend231 t17530607-27-deflabel144"/>. I missed four half guineas, and four silver medals, one was a queen Anne's, on the 18th of May, which was of a Friday. On the Thursday following I found a portmantua of ours, which was in the room were the prisoner lay, was broke open, out of which I missed three ells of holland and a shirt (the shirt is not laid in the indictment) then I missed a silver punch-laddle from out of the scrutore by her bed-side, a pair of shift sleeves, and a pair of stockings; some days after that I missed a large silver spoon.</p>
<p>Q. How long had the prisoner lived with you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person234" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . When I first missed my money the prisoner had lived with me about three weeks; the day I missed my money she asked me to let her go to see a friend of hers in Lombard-street ; when she came back again I told her I missed more things; having mentioned the money to her before, she said she supposed they that took one took all. She pulled out a fine brussels lace tucker, and told me her cousin which she had been to see gave it her; this being so exceeding good a lace gave me a suspicon. I made it my business to find out her cousin, she told me she never gave her any such thing.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got any of your things again?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person235" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-27-person235" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have my stockings and shift sleeves, which I had from a washerwoman. I have advertised the other thing, but can't find them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person236" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought me this pair of sleeves, and a pair of stockings, the week before last, (Produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person237" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-27-person237" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner owned before the justice the sleeves and stockings were mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person238" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought these things to me as her own; I was to wash the sleeves, and get the stockings mended.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-27-person239"> Elizabeth Broom
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person239" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-27-person239" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> I wash for Mrs. Catch. I was there when the prisoner brought the sleeves to wash, and stockings to be mended; she brought them as her own.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the thing; I gave the stockings out to mend, and the sleeves to wash for my mistress.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-27-person240"> Mary Davis
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person240" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-27-person240" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner 9 years, she always had the character of an honest just person.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-27-person241"> Robert Monroe
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her about five or six years, she always bore a good character.</p>
<p>Q. Are you her brother?</p>
<persName id="t17530607-27-person242"> Robert Monroe
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person242" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-27-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . No, I am not; but I am related to her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-27-person243" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-27-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lived in service with her. I take her to be a very honest woman. The lady which she lived with gave her a character to this place.</p>
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<p>Mary Atkins. I am wife to the prosecutor. We live at
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<persName id="t17530607-28-person248"> John Willis
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<interp inst="t17530607-28-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in Covent-Garden parish. The prisoner is my son-in-law; he came to me on Saturday last about 11 at night, and we had a pot of beer together, at a house faceing my stand; he shewed me 2 gold rings, the snuff box, and stock-buckle, upon which I thought he did not come honestly by them, I apprehended him, and took him to the Roundhouse, and delivered the things I mentioned, to the Roundhouse-keeper's wife.</p>
<p>Mr. Carey. I am watchouse-keeper in Covent-garden parish. When the prisoner was brought into the house, I asked him if he had any more things about him, and he delivered the rest of these things to me, some buttons, two spoons, &c. (Produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>On Saturday in the afternoon I was coming to see my brother in London. My landlady generally desired me to take care of the house; I saw a drawer about an inch out in which were these things, I was afraid she would be robbed, so took them along with me to London to preserve them, because there was another lodger in the house. All the neighbours will give me the character of an honest man.</p>
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<p>295, 296. (M.)
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<p>Q. Were the prisoners sailors on board that vessel?</p>
<p>Wadley. No, they were not.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070018"/> were gone. I went in a boat on the Surry side, and took the prisoner Cook, with the box and things in it, and that gown the prosecutrix has now on all over mud, he had them in a boat; and I brought him and the things back. Longman was found in a lighter near him all wet, as though he had been in the river Thames.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say Longman was one of the two men you saw go off in the boat?</p>
<p>Taylor. I will not say that.</p>
<p>Q. Was any thing found in his possession ?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make any confession?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, my lord, he did not. The box produced. This is the same box I found in the possession of Cook.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. This box I lost at that time with my things in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-29-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to a ship that lay next to the ship where the prosecutrix was robb'd, I was awake and heard somebody call out robbers, I ran forwards and saw two men in a wherry, I took our own boat, and two of our servants in her, and rowed after them; but when I came there the two prisoners were taken. I can't say they are the same men that I saw in the wherry, but Cook was never out of the boat.</p>
<p>Longman's Defence.</p>
<p>I had no concern at all in the thing.</p>
<p>Cook had nothing to say.</p>
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<p>297. (M.)
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<p>Q. Is it a publick or private house?</p>
<p>Adkins. It is a private house. I came home from work, and missed my things, that is, a pair of leather breeches, a wig, a cloth waistcoat, a plad waistcoat, a pair of shoes, a shirt, two linnen handkerchiefs and a cap. I heard the prisoner was going for Barnet, I pursued and took him there, with all my goods upon him, except the shoes, which he said he had sold. Groom was along with me. (The goods produced, and deposed to.) The prisoner called at a house, and had two pints of beer, and there left Groom's two shirts.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-30-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at South Mimmes, where the other evidence lodged, and likewise the prisoner. I went in pursuit of the prisoner, and found my two shirts at a publick house, where he had left them in pledge for two pints of beer. We took the prisoner with Adkins's things upon him, except the shoes; and he directed us where the shirts were.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of it, I was quite drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person276" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> asked Clark several times to go home for her child wanted her. At last Clark said I am a neighbour, my husband
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070019"/> keeps a turner's shop in Honey-lane-market, if I don't call for it I beg you would send it by your man, and I'll give the money to the apprentice to pay for it, but said she would call in about an hour. She described the man that kept the turner's shop and his apprentice, then they went away. I locked up the buroe, and the things, and went up stairs with the shagreen case in my hand, Mr. Flavel took the case, and opened it, and said the brilliant ring is gone; then I said, these women will never come back. I sent my man into Honey-lane-market to enquire, who returned, and told me the turner's wife was a quite different woman; the master and the apprentice answered their description well. Clark call'd O'
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Cox, but did not say where she lived. We advertised the ring, and sent word to our friends in Cheapside to stop it if ever they saw it. We heard no more of it till last Tuesday, then I was sent for to Mr. Portall's, a shopkeeper in the Strand, there were the two prisoners at the bar; as soon as I opened the door, O'Neal said, I am sure I never saw you before; I said I am sure I know you; Clark was big with child when the ring was taken, so I said I must look at her before I could be positive; when I heard her speak I immediately knew her. Then Mr. Flavel went for a warrant; when he was gone, they both begged and cried that I would forgive them ;
<persName id="t17530607-31-person278"> Ann Clark
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person278" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> fell on her knees.</p>
<p>Q. Had you charged them with any thing?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person279" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I had said they were certainly the women that took the rings from us; at first they said they never saw me in their lives; at last they said, if it is so, it will do you no good to prosecute us;
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person280" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> put her hand in her pocket, and said, 20 l or 20 guineas will do you more service than prosecuting me: I said I shall not take any of your money. The constable came, and they were taken before justice Lediard
<persName id="t17530607-31-person281"> Ann Clark
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person281" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> stuck to her own name, but the other owned different names, and different places of abode, so the justice committed them to different goals.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the ring at Portall's ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person282" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did, as soon as I came into the room, and am sure that very ring was in the case at the time they were in my house, and was brought down on purpose to shew to them.</p>
<p>Q. Did they confess any thing before justice Lediard?</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person283"> Sarah Flavel
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person283" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, they did not.</p>
<p>Q. Was the ring produced in their presence before the justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person284" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It was. (The ring produced in court, sealed up with justice Lediard's seal, opened and deposed to by this witness, to be the identical ring taken away at the time mentioned.)
<persName id="t17530607-31-person285"> Ann Clark
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said when I talked with her about being big, that she had a child about five months old, and afterwards, upon O'Neal's speaking to her, she altered it to nine months old.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. What do you call this in the middle ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person286" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It is an oval brilliant.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of the diamonds?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . They are worth 7 l. 17 s. the large diamond is a little off of colour.</p>
<p>Q. How can you take upon you to swear to a diamond ring?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person288" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . A ring that is of our own making, and what we handle so often, I can swear to it. We always know our own rings.</p>
<p>Q. Will you pretend to say there can't be another ring like this?</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person289"> Sarah Flavel
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person289" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I will not say that.</p>
<p>Q. Is thisplace where you lost your ring a shop?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person290" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It is not a shop, it is a warehouse where we put our goods; we deal in plate and other different things; it is in the front of the house; it is the room were we shew all our goods, and part of the dwelling-house.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go when you left the rings to call to your husband?</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person291"> Sarah Flavel
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person291" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-31-person291" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went just out of the room, and called at the bottom of the stairs?</p>
<p>Q. When was it advertised?</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person292" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It was on Christmas-day, which was the Monday after, and the Tu esday. The news paper produced, with the advertisement in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I am a goldsmith, and live in the Strand. The two prisoners at the bar came to my shop on Tuesday or Wednesday last.
<persName id="t17530607-31-person294"> Ann Clark
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person294" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> asked to see a ring, upon which I pulled out a box of rings, and shewed her the best I had, which she said were not good enough, upon which I told her I'd make one at what price she pleased, she said she would have one made at about five guineas, I took measure of her accordingly, after that she said I have got a ring, and should be glad to dispose of it, and put three or four more guineas to it for another, it is a yellowish diamond, which I was persuaded to, but don't like it, upon which she produced this ring that has</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070021"/>been shewn here, and asked what I would allow for it. I told her I was not a good judge of diamonds, and upon my own judgment could not allow her above six guineas; but if she would leave it a day I'd shew it to a friend of mine, and if he valued it at more I'd give her more for it: she said she would not part with it under 8 guineas, for she had given 11 guineas for it, and that the weight of the stones were in the receipt, which was three grains, and that she had the jeweller's receipt at home, which she could shew. I said if she would leave it a day, I'd shew it the person that did that sort of work for me, and if he valued it at the money I'd give it her. She said she could go to a shop higher and could have it, so they went out of the shop with it, and return'd within the space of a minute, and Clark said, then she would take seven guineas for it, but no less, for she did not love haggling, or some such sort of a word she made use of: I still desir'd her to leave it, and then she said give me six guineas, and I will put three or four more to it, and you shall make me a better; but before I bought this ring, it was necessary I thought to look into the Advertisements from Goldsmith's-hall, upon which
<persName id="t17530607-31-person295"> Mary ONeal
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person295" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> cry'd out, what do you take us for? I said I always did it when I bought any thing of value.
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person296" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-31-person296" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said we are people of character, this gentlewoman, meaning
<persName id="t17530607-31-person297"> Mary O Neal
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person297" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-31-person297" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , is Mrs. Cox, and keeps a haberdashers shop in the Hay-market, and every body knows her; she said her name was Clark, and lived in St. James's market, and that I was to send the ring to her when it was done. I paid her the six guineas bargain'd for, I had opened shop but about a month, upon which very likely they took the advantage of coming to me, for I had no advertisement concerning this ring being stolen. Just in the interim Mr. Flavel pass'd by my door, he was the jeweller I intended to have shewn the ring to, I beckon'd to him, and shewed it him, and desired him to give me his opinion of the value of this ring, he immediately put it on his finger, and said, Sir, this is my ring, and I'll swear to it. Upon which O Neal desired we would not make a mob to expose her, so we took them into the back parlour; Mr. Flavel sent for his wife, who, as soon as she entered the room, said to O Neal, I know you are one of the women, but I am not quite positive to the other. The other had not spoke above a minute or two, before she said, now I am positive you are the other person. As as soon as Mr. Flavel claim'd the ring, Clark said she had taken it in pawn, and had lent five guineas and half upon it, and that
<persName id="t17530607-31-person298"> Mary O Neal
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person298" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought the person with it, which person is now gone to France or Flanders, or somewhere abroad: then Mr. Flavel went out for a warrant to justice Lediard, and in his absence O Neal pull'd out a handful of money, and said she'd give 20 l. to Mrs. Flavel if she would not expose her, and that would do her more good than to prosecute her: they both fell down on their knees to her, and desir'd her to let them go, and begg'd of me to speak for them. When they were taken before the justice he examined them apart. Mrs. O Neal said her name was Robertson, and they each gave different names of the person that had pawned the ring, one said the name was Miller, the other said Jones.</p>
<p>The SECOND PART of these PROCEEDINGS will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070020"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Thursday the 7th, Friday the 8th, and Saturday the 9th of June,</p>
<p>In the 26th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign, BEING THE Fifth 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> </div1>
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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>Cross Examin'd.</p>
<p>Q. WHAT time of the day was this they came to your house ?</p>
<p>Portall. It was in the afternoon about four or five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did they seem to shew any uneasiness at your calling Mr. Flavel in?</p>
<p>Portall. I don't know they did, or that they knew him.</p>
<p>Q. What did Mrs. Flavel say as to Clark?</p>
<p>Portall. She said she believed it was the woman; but would not answer immediately to swear it: but after she spoke, she said she was sure she was one of the persons, both by voice and actions.</p>
<p>Q. Which brought the ring into your house?</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person299"> Ann Clark
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person299" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> did.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person300"> Thomas Flavel
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had been ill for some time, and kept my room on Saturday before Christmas-Day, my servant acquainted me there were two women below; but I did not see them. My wife had call'd to me for the amethists to be sent down; after this my wife came up stairs with the rings from below, I open'd the case, and miss'd a 3 stone brilliant ring, then I dispatch'd my apprentice to some shopkeepers to detect the women, if offering them to sale. I sent another servant to the turner's shop; he brought word back that the turner and his apprentice answer'd the description given of them by one of the women; but the turner's wife was neither of the women who had been at my house. On Christmas day, being the Monday following, I advertis'd the ring, and the day following, with proper descriptions of it; but never heard any thing of it till last Tuesday. Passing by Mr. Portall's shop in the Strand, seeing people in it, I pass'd the door, he beckon'd his hand for me to come in, as soon as I came in, he said to the women (the two prisoners at the bar) it is very lucky, this is the very man I intended to carry it to to-morrow: he gave the ring into my hand, and ask'd me the value of it, I wiped it, and look'd at it. I know it from ten thousand, because I have wore it scores of times myself. I clapp'd it on my finger, and said it is my ring, and I'll swear to it. He told me he had given six guineas for it to those women. I begg'd his leave to shut his door too for a minute, and said, that ring was stole from me by two women that I had never seen, and insisted upon detaining them, till I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070023"/> sent for my wife, which I did, and said if she did not know them they might go about their business, but it was necessary they should return the gentleman his money.
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<persName id="t17530607-31-person302"> Mary O Neal
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person302" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said return it if it was ever so much, which then she did; after that, they told me I looked like a good-natur'd man, and that they knew I was father to several children, and that I should have compassion ; and as to money, if I would accept of it, 20 or 30 l. was at my service, and produced to that value, in gold of different pieces : they afterwards found that would not do, they laid they'd make it a hundred; I said, if they made it a thousand it would not do. As soon as my wife enter'd the room, she said to O Neal, as to you, madam, I am positive you was one of the women that was in our house, and you had a red cloath about your face at the time. She said to the other, as to you, madam, I must think a little; for, if I mistake not, you was with child at that time, and by conversing, Clark said she had a child 5 months old; after that, upon O Neal's speaking to her, she said it was 9 months old. My wife said after this she was certain as to the other. They were taken before justice Lediard: they were examined apart, and made many blunders in their examination. One went by four different names.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person303"> William Graston
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the Saturday before Christmas I was called out of the shop. I am journeyman to Mr. Flavel. There were the two prisoners at the bar.
<persName id="t17530607-31-person304"> Ann Clark
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person304" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ask'd me if I could take a red stone out of a ring, and put a purple one in (that was to take a garnet out, and put in an amethist, I said I could) so took up the ring, and took it out, and came down; they chose out an amethist. I went to the lapidary to have that stone cut less; when I came back they were both gone. I went up to my master, and he said, do you know them, I said I should could I see them. He sent me after them to the turner's shop, but the turner's wife was quite different from either of them. The man and apprentice answer'd the description they had given. On the Sunday at night I carried an advertisement to the Daily Advertiser, facing St. Dunstan's church, and it was put in, on the Monday, being Christmas-day. I was sent for to justice Lediard's. The justice ask'd me, if I knew that lady, meaning O Neal; I said, I believ'd that was the woman that had a red cloath at her face; she said I am not asham'd of my face. I said I will not swear of her face ; but as to
<persName id="t17530607-31-person305"> Ann Clark
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person305" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I said I will swear she was the person that gave me directions to-alter the ring.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person306"> John Knight
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I happen'd to be at Mr. Jeffery's in the Strand last Tuesday, he came in and said Mr. Flavel has been robb'd, and the two women are at Mr. Portall's, I went there, and saw them in the back parlour; I was there when Mrs. Flavel came in; immediately she said she knew O Neal, but the other she could not be sure of just then (she said it was the same gown, but there may be one gown like another ). As soon as Clark spoke, she said now I know you very well. Mr. Flavel went out to get a constable and a warrant. They both fell on their knees to me, and begg'd I'd persuade Mrs. Flavel not to prosecute them. O Neal said she had a husband, and desir'd not to be expos'd. I ask'd her if she had any friends, or who she knew, she nam'd a gentleman in the city, and said he was at her house but two nights before, but I could not prevail upon her to send for any body.</p>
<p>Q. Was Mr. Flavel present when O Neal said she had a husband ?</p>
<p>Knight. That I can't remember.</p>
<p>Flavel to the question. I believe I was gone to justice Lediard at the time, I remember nothing of it.</p>
<p>Note, This question was asked on the account of the indictment being laid in the name of
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<p>The prosecutor had the person in court to have proved he set the stones into the ring; but the prisoner's councel said it was needless, for they admitted it was Mr. Flavel's ring, so he was not call'd.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person308"> Christopher Montague
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Clerk and write for a broker, I know the two prisoners and was at the house of
<persName id="t17530607-31-person309"> Mary O Neal
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person309" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> about four months ago, I saw
<persName id="t17530607-31-person310"> Ann Clark
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person310" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> there.</p>
<p>Q. Where is O Neal's house?</p>
<p>Montague. It is Adlam's coffee-house by the duke of Newcastle's; there was at the same time there a woman that call'd her name Millar. I saluted Mr. O Neal, and asked him how he did, these two women Clark and Millar were sitting together, I believe they were talking for seven or eight
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070024"/> minutes, about seven and eight guineas. Clark had a ring in her hand looking at, Mr. O Neal was cleaning himself in the coffee-room, and desired me to draw a receipt when they had agreed. He takes a paper in his hand. This is it I saw the woman that call'd herself Millar sign; I wrote the body of it by Mr. O Neal's direction, it bears date the 10th of February, the very day it was wrote.</p>
<p>It is read to this purport:</p>
<p>'' February 10, 1753: Received of
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person311" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> '' 5 l. 15 s. 6 d. for a diamond ring of a yellow '' hue, and, upon non-payment of the above, it '' is to be dispos'd of as
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person312" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> thinks proper, '' if not redeem'd in three months after date.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person313"> Mary Millar
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person313" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .''</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person314"> Christopher Montague
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<persName id="t17530607-31-person315"> John Macave
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<persName id="t17530607-31-person316"> John O Neal
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<p>He is shewn the ring.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this ring ?</p>
<p>Montague. This is not the ring I think.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the time of Mrs. O Neal's lying in ?</p>
<p>Montague. I do, it was some time about Christmas last; it must be before, for on Christmas-day in the morning I saw her in bed with a young child she had been deliver'd of, it could not be long before.</p>
<p>Q. How long do you think?</p>
<p>Montague. May be two or three days: I heard of her lying in three days before, so I call'd to see her.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen her before she was brought to-bed; did she appear visibly big with child?</p>
<p>Montague. I had; she was visibly big with child, she was so big that every body in company with her must perceive she was with child.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person317"> John Macave
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I remember Mrs. Millar's coming to our coffee house, I am a servant there, and am a subscribing witness to this note. He looks at it. The note imports money to be lent on a diamond ring : I saw the ring on the table and money also.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know the ring again?</p>
<p>Macave. I don't think I should. I brought a pint of wine to the table, and Clark desired me to be present at the laying down the money.</p>
<p>Q. When was Mrs. O Neal brought to-bed?</p>
<p>Macave. She was brought to bed either three or four days before Christmas-day last.</p>
<p>Q. Did she appear very big before she was brought to-bed ?</p>
<p>Macave. She appear'd very big, so that any person must know that she was with child.</p>
<p>Q. Who else was a witness to this receipt?</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person318"> John O Neal
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was a subscribing witness.</p>
<p>Q. What money did you see paid down on it?</p>
<p>Macave. I saw five guineas and a half paid down.</p>
<p>Q. Was this before Christmas New-stile or Old ?</p>
<p>Macave. New-stile.</p>
<p>Q to Flavel. Do you mean the Saturday before Christmas New stile or old?</p>
<p>Flavel. I mean New-stile.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person319"> Catharine Riley
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person319" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I liv'd servant with Mrs. O Neal nine months, two years ago, she was brought to-bed three days before Christmas last, I attended her then, and was sent for to nurse her, and was with her ten days before she was brought to-bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was she very big with child before she was brought to-bed ?</p>
<p>C. Riley. She was visibly big with child, I was her nurse in her lying-in.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>C. Riley. I take in washing at the Bull-and-Gate in Holbourn.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was Christmas-day on?</p>
<p>C. Riley. I don't know, but to the best of my knowledge it was on a Monday, and Mrs. O Neal was brought to-bed on the Friday before.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person320"> Mary Connel
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person320" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-31-person320" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner O Neal ever since I can remember: I remember her lying-in, I was sent for by a messenger to come to her in the morning about eight o'clock the Friday before Christmas-day, and was there about half an hour after, when I came there she had been delivered about half an hour: I had seen her about a fortnight before, she was very visibly big with child then?</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>M. Connel. I live in Leather-lane with my mother, who keaps a cook's shop.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a married woman?</p>
<p>M. Connel. I am a single woman, and make gowns.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person321"> Mary O Neal
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person321" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person322" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ever since I can remember; she lay in the Friday before Christmas day, and I was there at the time ; she
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<persName id="t17530607-31-person323"> Mary Connel
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person323" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-31-person323" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , she was sent for, and I saw her there at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Are you any kin to the prisoner O Neal ?</p>
<p>M. O Neal. I am her own daughter, and live in the house with them.</p>
<p>Q. How many brothers and sisters have you?</p>
<p>M. O Neal. I have two brothers younger then me; the child she holds in her arms, is the child she lay in with, on the Friday before Christmas-day.</p>
<p>(Note, M. O Neal stood with a young child in her arms, at the time of her trial.)</p>
<p>Q. How old is the oldest ?</p>
<p>M. O Neal. The oldest of the two is three years old.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person324"> William Dwyer
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person324" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a chairman; I have known Mrs. O Neal four years, she was with child before Christmas; I was there the Saturday before Christmas day, in the evening; I remember I had been in Duke's-place that day; coming home I bought a goose at Newgate-market, by the same token I had it in a handkerchief; coming to O Neal's house, I called for a pint of wine, they served me in the house; I asked for Mrs. O Neal, they said she was up stairs sick; I said what is the matter, they said she lay in; I went up stairs to the room door, and bid her a deal of joy; she thank'd me, and told me she should be glad to see me another time, I came down, paid for my wine, and carried my goose home.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Dwyer. I never knew but she bore a good character : they keep Adlam's coffee-house; before they came there, they liv'd in Phoenix-alley.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person325"> Joseph Setterey
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Mrs. O Neal eight or nine years, I am a tallow-chandler, and have dealt with her in drapery goods, she always paid me very honestly, I know no ill of her.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Setterey. I live in St. Martin's lane.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person326"> John Bevan
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Mrs. O Neal seven years; she once was my tenant, when they liv'd in my house, she bore as good a character as any body I desire in my house and behaved very well, they went from me to Phoenix-alley.</p>
<p>Q. What are you and where do you live?</p>
<p>Bevan. I am a cordwainer and live at Charing-cross.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person327"> John Malloy
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known O Neal nine or ten years; they lived in my house almost a twelve-month, and never heard any other than a good character of her.</p>
<p>Q. When they liv'd in your house how many children had they?</p>
<p>Malloy. They had three children; two boys, and a girl ?</p>
<p>Q. How long is that ago ?</p>
<p>Malloy. Three years ago, the youngest was born in my house, I stood godfather to it, the other died in my house.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person328"> Richard Bourne
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a baker and a housekeeper in St. James's, I have known O Neal 11 or 12 years, and served her with bread ten years; she bore the best of characters, I never heard of any imputation on her honesty.</p>
<p>- Heygan. I have known O Neal upwards of seven years, she always bore a very good character, I always looked upon her to be a very honest woman, and never will believe she would go into a shop and steal a ring.</p>
<p>John Brown. I have known O Neal about 14 years, and never knew any thing of her but what was very good: when I heard this it was the most surprizing thing in the world to me, upon my oath I think her to be an honest woman.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person329"> Daniel Gilmore
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Mrs. O Neal about eighteen years, and never heard an ill character of her before; I have had dealings with her seven or eight years, I am a master-taylor by trade, and work for her husband and children ; but don't think her capable of stealing a ring out of a shop.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person330"> John Donoley
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person330" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-31-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Mrs. O Neal twelve years, and never heard a bad character of her in my life, I take her to be an honest woman, and am sure she never was capable of going into a shop to steal a ring.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-31-person331"> John Power
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a merchant in Great St. Hellen's, particularly in the wine way; I have known Mrs. O'Neal three years, I always heard an extreme good character of her, and have found it such.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think her a person that would commit such a crime as is laid to her charge?</p>
<p>Power. I don't indeed sincerely; I have found her remarkably honest in her dealings with me.</p>
<p>Q. Who is alderman of the ward of Great St. Helen's?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070026"/>Power. I don't know. I am in partnership with Mr. Macnamace.</p>
<p>Mrs. Flyd. I have known Mrs. O'Neal upwards of twenty years, and have been intimately acquainted with her; her character is that of a very honest woman, upon my word I believe her such; I am sure she would do no such thing.</p>
<p>Q. Here is one witness much wanted. Pray where is the midwife that laid the prisoner O'Neal, as these witnesses have said ?</p>
<p>Prisoner O'Neal. There were two gentlemen that came from Bulogue which lodg'd in my house, they brought a man-midwife along with them, he laid me, and he is gone again to France.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person332" type="given" value="Catharine"/>
<interp inst="t17530607-31-person332" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Was it a man, or a woman, that laid her?</p>
<p>C. Riley. It was a man doctor, that came from abroad.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-31-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner Clark ten years, I never heard any thing bad of her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-32-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> my sheep were all gone, and the gates broke open. I made all the enquiry I could about them. I desired one Mr. Hill that buys skins, if he should see any such to take notice, and inform me, he knows my clip. On the 19th of May he sent me word he had three of them; I went and found them to be mine, and swore to them.</p>
<p>Q. What is your clip?</p>
<p>Stevenson. It is a clip down the face, and two clips on the off shoulder; they where red back'd sheep, but no brand mark; I bought them in Smithfield. As Mr. Hill told me he had the skins of the prisoner at the bar, I took him up, and search'd his house. I ask'd him how he came by them sheep, he own'd there were ten of them, and that he bought them in Smithfield. I ask'd him how he came to buy them with a butcher's mark upon them, (for when we butchers buy we have different clips and marks, so that we and the men that are used to the market know whose they are) he said he saw no mark at all. I ask'd him how he could handle them without seeing the marks, he said the sheep were not put in a pann, and that he cheapen'd them coming down Holborn, and bought them on Snowhill, in an alley; he said the same before justice Fielding, and that it was a little after six o'clock on the 11th of May, and brought them home about ten, and the man he bought of was nam'd Brown.</p>
<p>Q. Where does the prisoner live ?</p>
<p>Stevenson. He lives in Bloomsbury-market.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of them ?</p>
<p>Stevenson. Seven of them cost me 23 s. a piece, and three cost 19 s. a piece.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-32-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was employ'd by Mr. Stevenson to give an eye to these sheep on the 10th of May last. There came a gentleman to my house in the evening, and told me there were two men looking at these sheep, I went into the field, saw no man, but found the sheep there. The next morning, being the 11th, I went and found the lock of the gate broke, and the sheep were gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530607-32-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Hill that deals in sheepskins. I am employed to fetch them in for him, that is, to go round to the butchers with a horse, and carry them to market, where master sells them. On the 19th of May in the morning, about 10 o'clock. I met with the prisoner in Bloomsbury, he order'd me to take up three skins for him, and said to me, take no notice ; he laid them out at the door, I went and took them up, and carried them to my master at Wood's Close Market; they were very stale; I knew them particularly. I deliver'd them to Mr. Hill ; he took one of them in his hand, and said, this is Mr. Stevenson's mark, I had told him where I had them, and of whom. There was a clip down the face, and two clips on the off shoulder ; we observed the other two, they were the same. I took horse, and rode away directly by master's order to Mr. Stevenson, and informed him of it; he came and own'd them after market; we went and took the prisoner up. He first said he bought them in Smithfield, after that he bought them on Snowhill, in an alley, of one Brown, a Hortfordshire man; but he did not know the man. Justice Fielding ask'd him, what he meant by bidding me take no notice ; he said, he meant that his wife should not know of it.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175306070027"/>William Hill. On the 11th of May I was at Smithfield, Mr. Stevenson was enquiring about 10 sheep he had lost, and desir'd if I saw any of the skins (as I well knew the clip) I would stop them, after this three skins were brought to me to market by my servant the last evidence, with Mr. Stevenson's clip from the prisoner ; I sent for the prosecutor, he came, and swore to them; we took up the prisoner, and had him before justice Fielding.</p>
<p>Q. Have the butchers all different marks?</p>
<p>Hill. I don't know two butchers that mark alike, if they did the drovers would not know them to take them home.</p>
<p>The rest, as the other witnesses, with this addition, that the prisoner said he gave Brown 16 s. 6 d. a piece, and that he bought a halfpennyworth of red oaker, and redded them in the alley.</p>
<p>Cross Examin'd.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known the prisoner any time?</p>
<p>Hill. I have some years. I knew his father and mother. He was a butcher.</p>
<p>Q. What do you deal in?</p>
<p>Hill. I deal in skins.</p>
<p>Q. Where does his father live?</p>
<p>Hill. He is gone abroad.</p>
<persName id="t17530607-32-person340"> Mary Selfer
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<interp inst="t17530607-32-person340" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a widow. I used to trust the prisoner to buy goods for me. He bought between him and me 10 sheep, at 16 s. each; I gave him money to go to market; this was in May.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
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