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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175312050001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 5th, Thursday the 6th, Friday the 7th, Saturday the 8th, and Monday the 10th, of DECEMBER.
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER I. for the Year 1753. BEING THE First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Hon.
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<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="175312050002"/>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
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<p>N. B. The* + || ++ direct to teh Judge by whom the Prisoner was tried. L. M. by that Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>1. (M.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was a little in Liquor, and did not know what I was about.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-4-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in One Tun Alley, and coming home I heard a Tussel; there the Prisoner had got the Woman down, stripping her of her Petticoats. I laid hold on him, and asked what he was doing, and called the Watch. I asked him what he did it for; he said she was his Wife and was drunk, and it was no Business of mine. The Watchman took Charge of him, the Woman lying on the Ground. She was without her Shoes, Hat, Cloak, or Apron; a Watchman carried her to the Watchouse along with the Prisoner, and I went
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<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. Were these Things taken away before you was knock'd down or after?</p>
<p>E. Venesal. I had them on before I was knock'd down. I don't know whether this Man took them or not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you his Wife?</p>
<p>E. Venesal. I never saw him in my Life before.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have Evidences here to prove that she was turned out of a House drunk.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-4-person54"> George Brown
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<interp inst="t17531205-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Watchman there, and found this Woman in a very drunken Condition standing at Mr. Brown's Window, the Sign of the Ship in One Tun Alley. I desired her to go home, she had not a sensible Word to give me, but fell down. She got up and was not able to go. I went and called the Hour again; she was there. I also saw her after that at the Hours 10, 11 and 12. At half an Hour after 12 o'Clock Mr. Hudson sent a Watchman to call me to his Assistance.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-4-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Watchman, and was at the other Witness's Stand when Hudson sent for him; I went with him. There lay the Woman on the Ground, and Hudson had hold on the Prisoner; the Woman was very drunk, and the Cloak lay under her. I put it about her Shoulders, and carried her to the Watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Prisoner had any Goods?</p>
<p>Hulit. No, none at all.</p>
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<p>7. (L.)
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<persName id="t17531205-5-person60"> John King
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-5-defend57 t17531205-5-deflabel19"/> about five Days. She went out on the 2nd of December, and in about an Hour's Time I had two or three People come, who told me I had been robbed. I went with them to the House of one Morgan, a Lodging House in Golden Lane. There lay all the Goods mentioned in two Chairs. The Prisoner was there; she burst out a crying, and asking Forgiveness owned the taking the Things away. The Things produced in Court and deposed to. I sent for an Officer, after which before him she owned the same as before; then I took her before an Alderman, where she owned the same.</p>
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<p>I was very much in Liquor when I took the Things, or I had not done it.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>8. (M.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-6-off22 t17531205-6-victim65"/> </persName> . He likewise stood charged on the Coroner's Inquisition for Manslaughter,
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<interp inst="t17531205-6-person66" type="given" value="Patrick"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-6-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Sign of the Two Chairmen in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-6-off22 t17531205-6-crimeloc24"/>. On the 20th of October the Prisoner and his Wife came in and called for a Pint of Beer, and a Dispute arose between one
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<interp inst="t17531205-6-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that was in the House and the Prisoner; the Deceased came in and called for a Halfpennyworth of Gin. He said to Potts, Why do you keep such Company as this? The Prisoner's Wife said she was as good as he, or any there; he damned her for a Bitch. Then the Prisoner and the Deceased laid hold of each other, I can't tell which struck first; they had two Falls, and the third the Deceased's Head fell against the Fender. Then he was taken up and carried to the Hospital, where he lived three Weeks and two Days after this. I saw him about four or five Days after this happened, and asked him how he did: He said he thank'd God he was a great deal better than he had been, and that (only for his Head) he should be well in a Week or ten Days. Have you, said I, any Animosity against the Man that hurt you? No, said he, I have not, I'll assure you; had I not been in Liquor I should not have meddled with any Body whatsoever.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in Liquor?</p>
<p>Kernan. Yes, he was, and the Prisoner very much. They have known each other some Time. The Deceased said he freely forgave every one.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-6-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was drinking along with the Prisoner at the Time the Prisoner and Potts had some Words; the Prisoner's Wife got up and took her Husband's Part, and the Deceased coming in he took Potts's Part, and called the Woman Bitch. Then the Prisoner got up, and laying hold of the Deceased said, what Business have you to call my Wife Bitch? Then they fell to it. They had three Falls, the last of which the Prisoner's Head came against the Fender. As to Blows, I don't know which struck first; the last Fall they fell both together.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-6-person69"> Nicholas Potts
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<interp inst="t17531205-6-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I and the Prisoner had Words
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175312050004"/> first; the deceased came in and asked me what was the matter, I said only some words; I saw the struggle that ensued, they both fell together the third time, I can say no more than the other witnesses have said.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-6-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon at St. George's hospital; I remember the deceased's being brought in; he had a wound about an inch and a half long on the left side his head, probably it was done by his falling on the sender.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think that hurt on his head was the cause of his death?</p>
<persName id="t17531205-6-person71"> John Gowan
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<interp inst="t17531205-6-person71" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-6-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I should rather think not; he had other bad symptoms; some time after he was attacked with a fever.</p>
<p>Q. Might not that arise from the wound on his head ?</p>
<persName id="t17531205-6-person72"> John Gowan
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<interp inst="t17531205-6-person72" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-6-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I should think not; the bone was not defected, there was no coagulated blood after the skull was opened, nor any fracture, and the wound was in a healing state; I did not attend him the whole time he was there.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-6-person73"> Brian Riley
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<interp inst="t17531205-6-person73" type="given" value="Brian"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-6-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I visited the deceased almost every day in the hospital till he died; I was there when they cut his flesh, they cut much away, the wound was very bad, and he took his bed immediately after that.</p>
<p>Prisoner. What the witnesses have said as to the quarrel is truth.</p>
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<p>9. (L.)
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<persName id="t17531205-7-person78"> Elizabeth Monday
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<interp inst="t17531205-7-person78" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-7-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in New street; the plates here produced are my plates; she has often come to my house; I know nothing ill of the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-7-person79"> Henry Joseph
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<interp inst="t17531205-7-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar came to my house the 10th of November very much in liquor, and offered these two plates to sell; she told me her name, and I seeing the letters and mark did not answer it, suspected her and stopped her; and being informed she had been seen to come out of Mr. Monday's house several times, I sent to his house, and his wife came and owned them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-7-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; I was sent for; Mr. Monday gave me charge of the prisoner, and she was sent to the Compter; she was very much in liquor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the plates, no more than I do of my dying hour.</p>
<p>She called four witnesses, who gave her a very good character.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>10. (L.)
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<p>11. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-9-off34 t17531205-9-crimeloc36"/>; the prisoner came to my house on Sunday the 4th of November, and asked for work; I told him I had none; I said you want victuals; he said I do, for I have no money; I let him have some; then my wife and I set out for church, and he went part of the way with us; then he dropped us, and went into a public house; when we came back we saw somebody had been in at our window; I missed a guinea, went to his father's house at Brentford, and asked him if he came back to my house after we left him; he said he did, and took a pane of glass out of my window, got in and broke the cupboard door open with his knife, and found two guineas and two half crowns, out of which he took only one guinea; I took him before justice Bever at Hammersmith, where he continued in the same story in my presence; he said he had changed it at a chandler's shop at Twickenham; he had seven shillings and odd about him, the rest he said he had laid out, except four shillings that he gave his mother.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-9-person90"> Elizabeth Purford
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<interp inst="t17531205-9-person90" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-9-person90" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . When we came from church I saw some dust lying under the window, I mistrusted I had been robbed, looked for my money where it had lain in the cupboard, and missed one guinea.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-9-person91"> Elizabeth Dean
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<interp inst="t17531205-9-person91" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-9-person91" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner under the window that day about eleven o'clock, and asked him what he did there; he said he was waiting till Mr. Purford came from church.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-9-person92"> Sarah Bonnit
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<interp inst="t17531205-9-person92" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-9-person92" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw a golden guinea in the prisoner's hand as I was passing by him at Hampton, this was on that same day between eleven and twelve o'clock; he wanted to get it changed.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-9-person93"> Benjamin Barnfield
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<interp inst="t17531205-9-person93" type="given" value="Benjamin"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-9-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with the prosecutor to the prisoner's father's, and heard him confess as mentioned by the prosecutor.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-9-person94"> Richard Oxland
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<interp inst="t17531205-9-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 4th of November the prosecutor came into my house the king's arms at
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>He said he would not hurt a hair of my head if I would confess. I am but 13 years of age.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-9-defend86 t17531205-9-punish38"/> Death </rs>. Recommended to mercy.</p> </div1>
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<p>12 (M.)
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<rs id="t17531205-10-cd41" type="crimeDate">December 2</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-10-off40 t17531205-10-cd41"/>. ++</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-10-off40 t17531205-10-crimeloc42"/>; my wife informed me that last Sunday between two and three o'clock she had seen a woman come out of our house; I pursued her and took her in the next street, with the goods mentioned in the indictment. Produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor's wife, and that they were taken from the garret where they were hanging up to day.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>13. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17531205-11-off45" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one silver watch value 30 s. </rs> the property of
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<persName id="t17531205-11-person104"> John Wright
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<interp inst="t17531205-11-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Fetherstone buildings; Holborn; I lost a silver watch, and it was found again at Spencer's a pawnbroker's, the woman that pawned it informed me where it was; the prisoner had been in my house the day it was lost, which was last Tuesday; upon which I suspected him and took him up, and before the justice he owned that he took it, and sent
<persName id="t17531205-11-person105"> Cassandra Mold
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<interp inst="t17531205-11-person105" type="given" value="Cassandra"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-11-person105" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> with it to pawn it for a guinea. I have employed him fourteen years, and never knew him guilty of any thing before this.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-11-person106"> Cassandra Mold
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<interp inst="t17531205-11-person106" type="given" value="Cassandra"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-11-person106" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner employed me to pawn this watch, and I carried it and pawned it at Mr. Spencer's in Holborn for a guinea, and delivered it to him. I was with him before the justice, and heard him own he stole it.</p>
<p>Diana Butler. I am servant to the prosecutor. The watch was hanging upon a nail in the kitchen; the prisoner was employed by my master, and was in and cut there; I did not see him take it, but missed it soon after he was gone out, which was about half an hour after four o'clock.</p>
<p>The pawnbroker
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<p>Prisoner. I know nothing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-11-verdict47" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>14. (M)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-12-off50 t17531205-12-crimeloc52"/>; I am daughter to
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<interp inst="t17531205-12-person113" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-12-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . She produces the goods mentioned in the indictment. These are my wearing apparel, except the stockbuckle which is my father's. I saw
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<p>Q. What is the value of the silver stock buckles?</p>
<p>A. Whitehead. It is worth 1 s. 6 d.</p>
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<p>15. 16. (M.) Ann and
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<interp inst="t17531205-13-defend122" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came to my house, and wanted employment; we took her in; my wife and I went out with milk the 26th of October in the afternoon, and left the two prisoners in the house, we returned about six, and found the doors all open and the things and they gone; I found some of them at James M'Daniel's in St. Giles's on the 30th of October, and some I found at a pawnbroker's.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-13-person123"> John Fell
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<interp inst="t17531205-13-person123" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-13-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker at the three blue balls in Denmark street St. Giles's. On the 29th of October
<persName id="t17531205-13-person124"> Ann Smith
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<interp inst="t17531205-13-person124" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-13-person124" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and James M'Daniel came to me, and she offered these things to pledge, a child's cap, a child's apron, a child's shirt, produced in court. I lent them 8 s on them.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are my property.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-13-person125"> Ann Smith
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<interp inst="t17531205-13-person125" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<p>I came away before my sister, she came afterwards
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was out of work, and have several small children, and having no money pawned them in hopes soon to have money to redeem them again.</p>
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<p>18. (M.)
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<persName id="t17531205-15-person138"> Mary Bradshaw
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<interp inst="t17531205-15-person139" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> my brother; the maid went up stairs, and came down and told me there was a woman in my room; we went up and found the prisoner there drest in my cloaths with a bundle in her apron, and there was another parcel she had bundled up.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen her before?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you bundle the cloaths up which you found?</p>
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say for herself.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>19. (M)
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<p>No evidences appearing, their recognizances were ordered to be estreated, and the prisoner was
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<p>20, 21, 22. (M)
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<interp inst="t17531205-17-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I have found Burdet's and Hannoway's again, one in Elmose's possession, the other in one Gordon's possession; I know nothing against the prisoners.</p>
<p>John Hall. I was one concerned with the prisoners; Briant went into the prosecutor's shop, I held the door, and Plastow stood at the door, but
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<interp inst="t17531205-17-person169" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was not there; Briant took four perriwigs in his pocket, we carried them to Rag-fair; but I was taken up and carried to Gaol, and do not know how they disposed of them.</p>
<p>Bryant's Defence</p>
<p>I met this Hall in Rag-fair, he desired me to go and take a walk with him, saying he knew where to get some things; but I would not go with him.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>(M.) Briant was a second time indicted for
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-17-off80 t17531205-17-cd81"/>.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>23. (M.)
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<p>Thomas Bingham was call'd and did not appear, and his recognisance order'd to be estreated.</p>
<p>The prisoner in his defence said he did not break open any lock.</p>
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<p>I was coming along the strand, and neither touch'd or saw his handkerchief.</p>
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<p>25. (M.)
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<p>26. (L.)
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<p>27. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17531205-22-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the first of December I had been at a merry-making at the sign of St. Andrew's Cross, facing St. Andrew's Church, Holbourn; and coming home I overtook two women at the Royal Bed, the corner of
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<p>Q. How do you know you had the watch at that time ?</p>
<p>Cross. I am sure I had; for just as I came out of the publick house in Holbourn, I look'd to see what it was o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel the prisoner put her hand in your pocket?</p>
<p>Cross. No, I did not feel her take it.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you miss it?</p>
<p>Cross. I miss'd it before I parted with her, and charged her with having it. I search'd her and rumbled her about as much as I could, but did not find it; here is a witness that found it. She said she was big with child, and desired I would let her alone. I was going to leave the watch with her, thinking not to be exposed; but the next witness came up and said, Young man, what is the matter? I told him I had lost my watch, and desir'd he would search her. I saw him search her, and saw the watch drop from between her legs, and the glass was broke in the fall.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-22-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live just by the place where the prosecutor lost his watch. I was coming by and search'd the prisoner, when laying hold on her elbow the watch dropt from her. I saw it upon the ground, and the next witness Priest took it up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-22-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the watch drop from her, I took it up from between her feet, and gave it into Mr. Leaver's hand. The glass was broke when I took it up, as I apprehend, by the fall.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-22-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor and the two last witnesses came into our watch-house on Saturday
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<p>Q. to Cross. Is that your watch?</p>
<p>Cross. Yes, my lord, I am certain it is.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going down the side of Fleet Market, having been drinking, and got a little more in my head than one should have. The prosecutor was standing up making water; he turn'd round, and took he'd on me by the skirt of my gown; he ask'd me to drink a dram. I went and got one, and coming out again he said, Where are you going? He offered me a shilling to be concerned with me, and when all came to all he had not got one; but he said he would give me his watch to hold till he was concern'd with me.</p>
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<p>28, 29. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-24-off112 t17531205-24-crimeloc114"/>. On Monday night last a little before eight o'clock I went out, and coming in again a little before ten found the padlock taken off from my door, and the stock lock broke; my house was fast before I went out. I found a strong chissel in the house, with which I suppose it was broke open; I miss'd the things mention'd. One Mrs. Jones that keeps a broker's shop in Broker's Alley, sent to me the next day, and told me she had the things; I went there and received them. The prisoner was taken and carried before Justice St. Lawrence, who ask'd him how he came by the things. He said he was at the house with some other company, that he held the bag while they put them in, and that it was the first fact. I took the buckles from him; they were wrapt up in his apron.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-24-person207" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Broker's Alley by Drury Lane. The prisoner and another person with him came on Monday last, about four o'clock in the afternoon, to my house, and asked me if I would buy some things. I asked where they were, and they said they would bring them presently; they went away, and coming again at nine o'clock brought the things. I told them I could not look at them that night, for it was too late; they came to me the next day for the money or the goods. I bid them go to some place and stay a little; they went to a publick house by Long Acre, where I went to have them stopt. When I stopt the prisoner the other ran away, and the prisoner then said he brought the things from a house on Little Saffron Hill. I said, How did you come into the house? He said there was a fellow that broke open the door, and that he went in afterwards and put them in the bag, and brought them away. I then sent a man to Saffron Hill to inquire what house was broke open. He found the prosecutor talking that his house was broke open; he brought him with him, and they took the prisoner to Justice St. Lawrence's.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Tis the first fact I ever did in my life; I did this for want.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>31. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17531205-25-off118" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one stock bed, val. 15 s. one boulster, val. 3 s. one rug, val. 3 s. two blankets, val. 2 s. 6 d. and one linen shirt, val. 2 s. 6 d. </rs> the goods of
<persName id="t17531205-25-victim210" type="victimName"> Bryan M'Gaughlan
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<p>It appeared by evidence that the prisoner, the prosecutor, and the prosecutor's brother, who went for the prisoner's husband, all lived in a house together, and that they were going to part by agreement. The prisoner was to have one bed, and take lodgings for herself; and she by mistake took the wrong bed. There being no proof that she did it with intent to steal it, she was
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<p>32. (M.)
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<p>33. (M.)
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-27-defend215 t17531205-27-alias-2"/>Handford</rs>
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<interp inst="t17531205-27-off124" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one pair of silver spurs, val. 15 s. one linen gown, val. 8 s. one diaper napkin, val. 12 s. two aprons, val. 2 s. two pair of stockings, val. 8 d. and one linen shirt, val. 4 s. 6 d. </rs> the goods and chattels of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-27-off124 t17531205-27-victim218"/> </persName> .</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-27-verdict125" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>34. (L.)
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-28-defend220 t17531205-28-punish130"/>
<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>35. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-29-off131 t17531205-29-cd132"/>.</p>
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<p>36. (L.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>37. (L.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>38. (M.)
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<persName id="t17531205-32-person235"> John Clarage
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<interp inst="t17531205-32-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in High Holbourn; the prisoner and deceased agreed to meet at the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-32-off144 t17531205-32-crimeloc146"/>, where they met and fought. They were to fight for a guinea each. I was there and saw it; they shook hands before they began, and I don't think they had malice against each other.</p>
<p>Q. Was this money to be spent?</p>
<p>Clarage. I heard nothing of that, not being at the first agreement, but heard of it at the time of their fighting. The deceased died in about nine hours after the battle. They fought at nine, and he died about six in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Were they sober when they fought ?</p>
<p>Clarage. They were.</p>
<p>Q. Was the deceased's death owing to any bruises he received?</p>
<p>Clarage. I can't say any thing to that. He was bruised very much about his breast, which I believe the prisoner gave him; the prisoner was bruised very much.</p>
<p>Q. Were they near of an age?</p>
<p>Clarage. Yes, two strong young fellows; the deceased was very well before he began to fight.</p>
<p>Q. When was the agreement made to fight ?</p>
<p>Clarage. The same morning about eight o'clock.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-32-person236"> Richard Jones
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<interp inst="t17531205-32-person236" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17531205-32-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the beginning of the battle. The deceased was very hearty and well before they fought; they said it was a fix'd battle. They shook hands before they sought. As soon as it was over the deceased lay on the ground; they neither of them spoke a word. I saw no appearance of malice any farther than striving to beat each other. I carried the deceased out of the field.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-32-person237"> Thomas Smith
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<interp inst="t17531205-32-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the deceased on the Friday before they fought, which was on a Monday. Willet said the first time he saw the prisoner he'd give him a punch on the head if he would not fight him, and he'd throw him behind the fire and burn him. I saw the battle, and the deceased about an hour or two after the battle; but never heard him speak, and believe he died of his bruises then received.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The deceased challenged me.</p>
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<p>40. (L.)
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<p>Q. What time did you go into that house?</p>
<p>Nash. Between ten and eleven they went to shew me my way; but they took me just the contrary way, and went towards Sir John Oldcastle's. I said, Sure this is the wrong way, upon which Keyes tripp'd up my heels, and took my money out of my pocket, which was one guinea, two half guineas, a 4 s. 6 d. piece, and three half crowns. They both had their hands in my pockets. She said, his buckles are silver, take them; he pull'd off one of my shoes, and she the other. They took my hat and wig, which I begg'd for again; but Keyes said, I'll knock you on the head if you make a noise.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know them before?</p>
<p>Nash. I never saw them before that night to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Nash. Yes, I was. Then they ran away, and I after the woman as far as Black Mary's Hole, and took her; she never was out of my sight. I could see him also running when at some distance, and he was taken the next day by her directions. She confess'd before Justice Chamberlaine that he and she went out together while I was sitting in the alehouse, and she said to him, The man has got money in his pocket, let's rob him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-35-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the tenth of November I was constable of the night, one of our watchmen was coming from Sir John Oldcastle's; just after one o'clock he assisted the prosecutor in bringing
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<interp inst="t17531205-35-person252" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to the watch-house. The prosecutor had neither hat, wig, or shoes on; he said she and a man had robb'd him. I ask'd her what she had done with the man's things. She said he wanted to have been rude with her, and so she had robb'd him. She said, His hat is in the ditch; I sent the watchmen out to see for it, going along they found a shoe without a buckle. Produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor. And on the bridge near the dead wall they found his hat. When these things were brought back I ask'd her what she had to say then? Then she said the man in company with her his name was Bob, but she did not know his other name, having been but a fortnight with him. We carried her to Bridewell, and the next day we found Keyes at St. Giles's, where she directed us; we carried them to Justice Chamberlaine, where they both confessed the fact, and sign'd it. He produced two half guineas and three half crowns sealed up by the justice, which were taken out of a tobacco box which Keyes confessed he took from the prosecutor.</p>
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<p>Scarbrow confirmed the testimony of Elmore, being there at the time.</p>
<p>Keyes's Defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutor and
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<p>Grannet's Defence.</p>
<p>On the king's birth-day at night the prosecutor coming by the door, he and I made a bargain to go to the Red Lion to drink; he there made a bargain
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<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did you and this woman go into that house together?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, my Lord, she was there when I went in.</p>
<p>To Keyes's character.</p>
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<p>Rober Vandermine. I lodge in Mrs. Browning's house, were Keyes did last June and July; I have sent him of errands, and trusted him with money and goods, and he never wronged me.</p>
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<p>Q. What time did you get home?</p>
<p>Hubert. It was then almost day-light.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Hubert. I was not; but was quite sober when I got home.</p>
<p>Q. Did you call any where by the way?</p>
<p>Hubert. I believe I did.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was he when he confessed this?</p>
<p>Poarch. In Newgate.</p>
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<p>Q. to Prosecutor. When was this note dated?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was dated in August last, payable six months after date, for value received.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the book in the Strand.</p>
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<p>Q. How come you to be particular to the prisoner?</p>
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<p>Q. Who was the first that apprehended him?</p>
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<p>William Palmer. I went on the Saturday morning with Mr. Peale to Bridewell, and saw him there; he told me he was taken once before by Brebrook and young Pinchell, and that his father raised thirteen guineas and a half, and they let him go. I knew him before, having seen him once tried in this court.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>When I was taken by these people and carried to the public house, they accused me with the fact, and told me if I would raise a friend they would let me go; my father had not money to give them, so they took me to gaol. Norden said before my lord-mayor that he was not sure of my being the person.</p>
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<p>See him tried twice before, Number 70. in Sir
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<p>Q. When did you go out of town?</p>
<p>Decima Davis. I went out in May and returned in October. I left the drawers locked when I went out, and found them so when I came home. Upon missing a petticoat, in searching about I missed several other things, and amongst them the spoons, a pair of shoes, and a gauze handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Whose drawers were the spoons in?</p>
<p>Decima Davis. They were in Sir James's drawers, but I had the use of them. The spoons produced in court and deposed to.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took the spoons out of the drawer to look at them out of curiosity; but hearing people in the next room, surprized me, and I was obliged to put them in my pocket; as to the shoes and handkerchief I know nothing about them.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
<p>My Lady Boyer. The prisoner lived a year with me, during that time she behaved very soberly and honestly, at that time I thought her a good servant.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-38-person286"> Mary Dandridge
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-39-off177 t17531205-39-cd179"/> about nine at night, I met a man, bad him a good night and he me; after which I walked about a hundred yards and met another man, who demanded my money, or he said he would blow my brains out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any fire-arms ?</p>
<p>Humphrys. I did not. I collared him and threw him down on his back: while I was tussling with him there came up another man and struck me over the head, I believe with a stick; he followed his blows after that I imagined with a hanger, and cut me in four places on my head; then he that attacked me first took me by my middle and threw me into the ditch; there I was stunned, and they rifled me; they took my hat and wig from my head, then my watch from my fob, a guinea, three farthings, a tobacco-box, spectacles and case, out of my pocket, and a dead pig which I had got for my Sunday's dinner. There I lay some considerable time in a gore of blood, feeling it come out of the knee of my breeches into my shoe. I got up upon the causeway very faint, and scrambled along, and in about five or six hundred yards met three men coming towards London, and begged their assistance, who saw me to my habitation though they were strangers to me. I cannot be certain to any of the persons that abused me; I believe the evidence here is the man that first demanded my money.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-39-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> junior, met according to our appointment at the Blue Anchor in Bunhill-row; the two Welches and I had committed divers robberies together before, but Mason had not been with us, he being just come out of Newgate; he and I had done some idle things together before; we four went into the fields between Islington and London; there in a ditch Welch junior and Mason changed coats, then we went to the ladder-bridge about nine o'clock; we agreed two of us should stay there; so Welch senior and I staid there,
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<interp inst="t17531205-39-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> went in the path Moorfield's way, and Welch junior went Islington way, both to be within our hearing; so that if a man came Islington way, Welch junior was to speak aloud to him and say, I wish you a hearty good night; and the other Moorfield's way was to say the same if he met any body: This was to be a signal to us at the bridge to know who to rob. Mason met Humphrys the prosecutor, and wished him a hearty good night, and spoke with a chearful voice that we might hear; the prosecutor came up, and I laid hold on him, but had a lame hand, having had it run through with a sword, so could not do much, and he got me down upon the causeway; I got him on his back in the ditch, and got his silver watch out in the struggle; but he would not give up his money to the prisoner; Welch took a hanger and pushed it at his mouth, which took him in the chin; I called out to him to let him alone, then Welch bid me cut his throat; I said there is no occasion, he is easy enough; then Welch junior said, two old women could have done the business sooner than you have.</p>
<p>Q. Did he come to you?</p>
<p>Kirby. No, he stood in his place; then Welch senior gave the prosecutor a stroke on the head first with a hanger, and after that with a stick; and he broke the stick and left part of it in the ditch; Welch took his money from him, but at that time he did not acknowledge it to us, but said he had no money. I staid a little while to search, and found he had a pig tied up in two cloths, which I took; after the next robbery Welch acknowledged he had a guinea and some halfpence from the prosecutor, and paid us.</p>
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<p>Q. Why did you ask for him?</p>
<p>Harvey. Because I lived with him. He said he could not tell. In about half an hour after nine Mason came in and desired to speak with me; about ten o'clock or a little before, he bid me ask the woman of the house for some money, to fetch some things he had from a pawnbroker, that he might carry them to another where he said he could get more money upon them; I asked, and they lent it him; he took it and went out, and returned with some steaks, and said he had got more money at another place after that came in Kirby, and after him Welch
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<p>Mason's Defence.</p>
<p>On the twenty-second of September I went over to the Two Brewers in Maynard-street, and wanted that woman to ask the landlady to lend me fourteen shillings to take out some things which I intended to pledge in some other place for more money; this money was in halfpence, and they sent the soldier with me to see what I wanted it for. I went for the things in West-street, Seven Dials, and carried them to Mr. Bibby's, a pawnbroker; they lay for thirteen shillings, and Mr. Bibby lent me a guinea on them, after which we went into Clare Market, and got a breast of mutton, and some pork steaks; then we came to Mr. Reding's at the Two Brewers, and had the steaks dress'd. At that time I believe it might be about nine o'clock, and I borrowed the money about seven.</p>
<p>Q. to S. Harvey. Are you certain as to the time you mention?</p>
<p>S. Harvey. The child was sick at Mr. Reding's, and a man took out his watch to see about its time to take physick, and I know it was near ten when the money was lent Mason.</p>
<p>For Mason.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-39-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Stanhope-street. The prisoner Mason was at our house on the twenty-second of September, and left some things for a guinea. I know it was about two or three hours after we had lighted candles, but will not pretend to be exact to an hour.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you light candles then?</p>
<p>Bibby. I believe about five, and look upon it to be about eight when he came.</p>
<p>Court. At that time the fun does not go down till about six; do you light candles before the sun goes down?</p>
<p>Bibby. I cannot be exact as to the time.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-39-person301"> Nathan Patterson
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<interp inst="t17531205-39-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Mason about five years. Nine months ago he lodged in my house, at the Sun in May Fair; he was there for about four or five months, we looked upon him to be an honest man.</p>
<p>Welch's Defence.</p>
<p>I was drinking in company at the same time this man says I was along with him.</p>
<p>For Welch.</p>
<persName id="t17531205-39-person302"> Elizabeth Blake
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<interp inst="t17531205-39-person302" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Welch the prisoner sent for me about eight o'clock on the twenty-second of September in the evening to the Rose and Crown in Church-lane. I did not go there till about half an hour after eight, we drank three single pints of beer, and staid till half an hour or three quarters after nine.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to send for you?</p>
<p>Blake. I was acquainted with him and his wife, and had not seen him a good while before.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Blake. I have a trifle coming in from a relation, and live upon my earnings. I am not afraid of my character, but am a very honest woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-39-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have employed Welch two years last February at times in mending sacks and filling coals, and believe that he work'd with me the day before he was taken up. He gave his attendance daily when there was work to do. I have trusted him with money divers times, and he never wrong'd me.</p>
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<p>There were two other indictments against them for highway robberies; but being cast upon this they were not tried upon them.</p> </div1>
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<p>Wetherburn. This waistcoat was in my custody.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ask her which way she came by it?</p>
<p>Middleton. No, I did not. Both produced in court.</p>
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<p>Q. from Aubury. Whether or not that gentleman has had money of Clark after I have pawn'd things for him at Mrs. Cooper's in Clare Market, and knowing the things were pawn'd for his use?</p>
<p>Fraizer. No, I never had any.</p>
<p>Clark's Defence.</p>
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<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>Mr. Neal. I have known Clark from an infant, and never knew him to do a misbehaved thing till this.</p>
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<p>Mr. Wetherburn. I'll do him justice, before this he had a very good character.</p>
<p>Aubury's Defence.</p>
<p>What I say will have no great weight, therefore I'll say nothing at all. I thought Clark was a very honest young fellow, and if he had brought a hundred pounds worth of things and desired me to have pawn'd them for him, I should. I always gave him the money they were pawn'd for. Once he said Mr. Fraizer had given him some silver lace which he wanted to pawn for him; having seen them in company several times, I thought Mr. Fraizer had ordered him to pawn them.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>I was mortally in liquor.</p>
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<p>52. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17531205-43-off203 t17531205-43-crimeloc206"/>. About six weeks ago we miss'd a spoon and advertised it, and a piece of it was stopp'd. Produced in court, the bowl end broke about the middle of the handle, and another fellow spoon to compare with it. Here is the same silversmith's mark on one as the other; but not having the upper part, which was marked, it is difficult to swear to it. I charged the prisoner with it, she said she found it in the house, and sent a poor woman to sell it for her.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she lived
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<p>Marshal. About three months.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-43-person345" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have the care of the plate. She looks at the piece of spoon. I believe this piece of a spoon belongs to my two masters; here is the same silversmith's mark upon it as on the others. The piece broke off should have on it, Fountain Tavern, Catharine-street in the Strand, as the rest have. I heard her own before the justice she found it in masters house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-43-person346" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to see me, and said she had found a piece of a spoon in her master's house; I then desired her to give it to her mistress, but she wanted me to sell it for her. I carried it to a silversmith's by the Hay-market, and
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the spoon in the seller; it was very black and I cleaned it.</p>
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<p>53. (M.)
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<persName id="t17531205-44-person352"> Elizabeth Keene
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<interp inst="t17531205-44-person352" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 22d of November, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I had carried a pot of beer to my lord Harrington's stable yard; but coming back again, the prisoner stopped me and took my cloak, and I cried out murder.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts did he stop you?</p>
<p>E. Keene. Just against
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<p>Q Did he say any thing to you?</p>
<p>E. Keene. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Was it tied on?</p>
<p>E. Keene. No, it was pinned: When I cried out he took it, and threw it four yards from him; and a century came and took him.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say to the centinel?</p>
<p>E. Keene. He said do not tare my rags quite off.</p>
<p>Q. How near the place where he took the cloak, did the centinel take him?</p>
<p>E. Keene. About six yards off; I had just turned the corner.</p>
<p>Q. Was he ever out of your sight till taken?</p>
<p>E. Keene. No, he was not.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17531205-44-person353" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 22d of November I was centinel at the stable yard, and heard the girl cry out; I ran; she said she had been robbed by that man (meaning the prisoner) of her cloak. Then I laid hold on him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the cloak in his possession?</p>
<p>J. Copping. I saw it fall to the ground, but cannot say whether it was from her shoulder or his hand.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say for himself?</p>
<p>J. Copping. He said he did not do it.</p>
<p>Q. Was he searched?</p>
<p>J. Copping. He was; but we found no arms upon him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going home to my lodgings in Westminster; and am as innocent of what she charges me with as a new-born child.</p>
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<p>54. (M.)
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