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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175401160001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 16th, Thursday the 17th, Friday the 18th, Saturday the 19th, and Monday the 21st, of JANUARY.
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER II. for the Year 1754. BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Hon.
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<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1754.</p>
<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175401160002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>Kings Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>N.B. The * + || ++ direct to the Judge by whom the Prisoner was tried. L. M. by what Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>80.
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<p>To which she
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<p>81. (M.)
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<p>The prosecutor missed the goods mentioned out of the prisoners lodgings; they were taken up, and both confessed the taking them, and also where they were pawned; and they were found accordingly. The prisoners had nothing to say in their defence.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p>
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<p>82. (M.)
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<p>Burley Hawkins. I was at the prosecutor's shop when the last witness informed them of a woman that had taken a pot away. I went with
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have not been near Round-Court these
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<p>To her character.</p>
<p>Mr. Welch. I keep the Bell in Fleet-street, I have known the prisoner about nine months; I never heard any thing ill of her. She lived with me about six months, and behaved well all that time.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>83. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17540116-4-off20" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> stealing one feather-bed, value 14 s. one bolster 2 s. one pillow, one flaxen sheet, one copper tea-kettle, one brass candlestick, one pair of bellows, the goods of
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-4-person50" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540116-4-off20 t17540116-4-crimeloc23"/>, the prisoner was with me six or seven weeks before she went away, then she took the key with her; the room was let to her, her husband she said was in Jamaica. I opened the door, and missed the goods mentioned. She was taken in less than a fortnight; when taken she told me where the things were pawned and sold, and that she took them in the morning before I was up; we went as she directed, and found some of the things. [produced in court, and deposed to.]</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-4-person51" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540116-4-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to Mr. Perry in Castle-street, Leicester Fields, he is a pawnbroker, the prisoner pawned these two pillows and tea-kettle with me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I do not know the last evidence. I am not guilty.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>84. (M.)
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<p>++
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<p>85. (M.)
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<p>++
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<p>86. (M.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-7-person64" type="given" value="Nicholas"/>
<interp inst="t17540116-7-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540116-7-off32 t17540116-7-crimeloc35"/>; I had a black mare, along with two other horses and a mare, in my ground, about a quarter of a mile from my house, they were all safe over night, but on the 4th of October in the morning the black mare was missing. I found her again on Tuesday the 9th at Spinham-land in Berkshire, in the possession of
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<p>Q. How came you to find her there?</p>
<p>Healing. I had told
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<interp inst="t17540116-7-person66" type="given" value="Matthew"/>
<interp inst="t17540116-7-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> of my loss, who knew my mare, and as he was going to Wayhill Fair said he would enquire, and if he could hear any thing of her, he would send me word. After which he sent me a letter, with an account that he had seen her at Sceal beyond Reading; so I went, and by enquiry found her out.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-7-person67"> Launcelot Hide
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<interp inst="t17540116-7-person67" type="given" value="Launcelot"/>
<interp inst="t17540116-7-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Twickenham, and was sent for by the prosecutor to Reading, as I had lost a mare at the same time. I went, and saw the prisoner there in the Compter. Coming from thence I saw Sandey the younger come gallopping hard up the town on the prosecutor's mare. The prosecutor came, and he, I, and Sandey, went to the prisoner, there they both charged him with stealing the mare; but the prisoner said he bought her, and owned he sold her to Sandey; and Sandey said he gave him six guineas for her.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say who he bought her of?</p>
<p>Hide. He said he bought her of the man that lived at the George at Old Brentford. But I knew there was no such sign there. The prisoner had got my mare there, at the Black Horse, which I had again.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-7-person68"> James Ascue
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<interp inst="t17540116-7-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the King's Arms at Reading, the prisoner brought the mare to my house on the Saturday after the prosecutor was robbed, I know not the day of the month; he wanted to sell her to me, but I thought her too heavy for my business, therefore did not buy her.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-7-person69"> Thomas Painter
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<interp inst="t17540116-7-person69" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540116-7-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor, and on Thursday the 3rd of October, about two or three o'clock in the afternoon, the mare was put into my master's ground; but the next morning the rails were broke down and the mare gone.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-7-person70" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540116-7-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Black Horse in Reading, the prisoner came and put the mare into my stable the 5th of October. She had a white face and a rat tail; he told me he had bought her; he went out with her again, and returned and staid all night: He went away after that, and returned again, and was taken in my house.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-7-person71" type="given" value="Matthew"/>
<interp inst="t17540116-7-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a neighbour of the prosecutor's, I was going down to Wayhill Fair, he
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Davis. No. I never saw him before in my life, as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Which way was he going?</p>
<p>Davis. He rode out of an inn yard, and on towards Reading; I went to the house, and asked the hostler, if he knew the man who had just rode out; he said, he did not. I then got a person to write a letter to the prosecutor, to let him know where I had seen the mare.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought the mares both together of two men, one of whom was taken up at Hounslow; but I, being then confined at Reading, could not go to swear to him, and so they let him go.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him for stealing
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<interp inst="t17540116-7-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's mare; but being cast on this, he was not tried upon that.</p> </div1>
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<p>87. (L.)
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<p>John Jervas. I let a ready-furnish'd lodging to the prisoner the 6th of last month. She went away the 13th in the evening; not returning, I went into the room the next day, and missed the goods mentioned in the indictment, [ naming them all over.] I took up the prisoner, and charged her with taking the things; she told me where they were, saying she had sold some, and pawned the rest, and by her direction I went and found the curtains, blankets, vallens, saucepan, and looking glass, at Mr. Shilingworth's, in Water-lane, Black-friars, where she had sold them; he delivered them to me. The sheets, candlesticks, flat irons and teakettle were at a pawnbroker's and were deliver'd to me also.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not take all of them myself.</p>
<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>88.
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<p>To which he
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<p>He was a second time indicted for
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<p>As no evidence appeared to prove the forgery, he was
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<interp inst="t17540116-10-person91" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> coming on one side, with the other prisoner on the other, they picked my pocket of 3 s. and a tobacco box; they then crossed the way. I told my friend who was with me, that they had robbed me, and we then went and took them.</p>
<p>Q. How near was he to you when they stopped you?</p>
<p>Verit. He was close by me when they first came up, but was gone forwards. There were two men came up to me, and one to my friend, who came to rescue them. One of them d - n'd me for medling with his wife, as he called her. Then we got the assistance of the watchmen, and carried
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<p>Q. Which picked your pocket?</p>
<p>Verit. I can't say. One says it was one, and the other says it was the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-10-person100" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's man, or bully, who lives on her gettings, came to help her when taken. When they opened the box, she said there were but two shillings in it. Davis's bully and I went into the Round-house to Eaton; but the prosecutor said he had nothing against any body but Eaton, so did not meddle with me.</p>
<p>Eaton's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going down to Covent-garden, and saw the prosecutor running after the evidence; he could not take her, and so took hold on me. He carried me to the Round-house, where being searched, nothing was found about me.</p>
<p>Davis had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
<p>Both
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<p>91. (M.)
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<p>Charles Lane. I am fourteen the 19th of April. On the 12th of November my mother was ironing at the window, with me standing by her. We live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540116-11-off55 t17540116-11-crimeloc58"/>. This was betwixt four and five o'clock; we heard a great noise, and my mother ordered me to open the door, which I did, and saw the prisoner stand on the other side of the way with a piece of brick bat in his hand; his wife was near Mrs. Norman's door.</p>
<p>Q. How far was he from his wife at that time?</p>
<p>Lane. About nine or ten yards, the alley in which they were is about two yards broad. His wife saw Mrs. Norman put her head out at her door to see what was the matter, and cried out, For God's sake take care. But before these words were well out of her mouth the brick bat hit Mrs. Norman on the forehead, and then bounded into the kennel.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any words between the prisoner and his wife before this?</p>
<p>Lane. Before I opened the door I heard his wife say, You Dog, I keep you.</p>
<p>Q. Was the noise you before heard a noise of quarreling?</p>
<p>Lane. It was.</p>
<p>Q. How far is the kennel from the door?</p>
<p>Lane. A little above a yard.</p>
<p>Q. How large was the brick bat?</p>
<p>Lane. It is a quarter of a brick. It was produced in court. This is it. Mrs. Norman clapped her hand to her forehead, and said, For God's sake send for Mrs. Willis; for I am almost killed; then the deceased's husband took him, and carried him into Mr. Norman's house; they asked him how he came to throw that stone? He own'd several times that he threw it, but not with a design to hurt that poor woman; meaning Mrs. Norman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-11-person105" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was call'd in, and saw the poor woman bleeding. Mr. Norman and his son brought in the prisoner. They sent for an apothecary, who said the place was very bad; the prisoner said, he threw it at his wife, but did not know he had hurt any body; this he said several times. I had heard much talk between the prisoner and his wife. She said, You rogue, don't I keep you? and such aggravating words. The witness Charles Lane is my son by my first husband.</p>
<p>Q. When did she die?</p>
<p>Willis. She died on the 5th of December. This was on the 12th of November. I attended her, being a neighbour, all the time of her illness; she found herself as well as could be expected the first
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<p>Q. Was this wound the occasion of her death, do you think?</p>
<p>Willis. I take it it was; for she was in perfect health to the time she looked out at her door.</p>
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<persName id="t17540116-11-person106"> George Norman
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<interp inst="t17540116-11-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am husband to the deceased. On the 12th of November I was sitting by the fireside, and heard a great noise by a woman; my wife being washing in the house, she opened the door to see what was the matter. She had not opened it above a minute and half before she said she was almost killed. I got up and went to the door; there was Charles Lane standing at his mother's door, I said, Who threw this? and he pointed to the prisoner; there was none but him near. My son and I then went and laid hold on him, and brought him into my house. He told me he did not throw it at my wife, but at his own wife. His wife came in, and he said, This comes by your tongue, this is all along of you, and was going to beat her. I asked him where he lived; he said, he was out of business, and could make no satisfaction. I took him before Justice Withers, and a surgeon giving an account that the wound was a very bad one, he was committed.</p>
<p>Q. When did she die?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-11-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the fifth of December. She kept her bed for about a week; we were in hopes, for near a fortnight, that she would have recovered. She always complained of a very great pain in her head, and that when she bent her head forward she had a violent weight upon the forepart of it. I judge that was the cause of her death; for she was in good health before, and was then a washing.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. What was her opinion of it?</p>
<p>Willis. She often said this wound would be the death of her; but she was of opinion, from his words, that he did not intend to throw it at her.</p>
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<persName id="t17540116-11-person108"> Elizabeth Norman
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<interp inst="t17540116-11-person108" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am daughter to the deceased, and was standing by my mother when she was washing. Hearing a noise, she opened the door and looked out, and in about a minute the brick bat cut her in the face. I saw the brick bat fly from her face to the kennel, which is about a yard and half. She turned into the house, and put her hands to her forehead, which was covered with blood. The prisoner was brought in, and said he flung it at his wife.</p>
<p>Q. to Charles Lane. How far was the prisoner's wife from Mrs. Norman's door?</p>
<p>Lane. Not a yard.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Have you heard your mother say it would be the occasion of her death?</p>
<p>Lane. She always said she thought it would.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did not you hear her say it was done by accident?</p>
<p>Lane. I don't remember she said any thing about it.</p>
<p>Q. to Norman. Who pick'd up the brickbat?</p>
<p>Norman. Charles Lane and my son picked it up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-11-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon, and attended the deceased. I was called in that day to dress the wound. I found a pretty large one across the right eye-brow, and the upper part of the skull was quite bare. I could find no fissure nor fracture. A fissure is a crack like a hair, and we try it with ink. There was a large effusion of blood from the wound, and she complained of being very faint and weak. The next morning she told me she had had a good night, and there were no fever or bad symptoms for about a fortnight. My man attended her two days. I went next day, when she complained of a pain in her head, back, and neck; she had a fever coming on, and her pulse was quick. She continued growing worse and worse for about a week, and then died, which was in the morning, the fifth of December. After her death, I opened her head before the coroner's jury. Upon taking off her scalp, we found the member that closes the brain quite free from any coagulated blood. When we came to divide the dura mater, we found a collection of matter on the right side the head, the same side the wound was given, but the left globe of the brain was in its natural state.</p>
<p>Q. Upon the whole, what in your opinion was the cause of her death?</p>
<p>Riley. In all probability it might be from a rupture of a small vessel, which might be occasioned by the blow given, from the concussion of the brain. Such a concussion of the brain is much more dangerous, than if the skull had only been broke. When she was so well as I have mentioned, Mr. Norman applied to me to certify to the Justice she was out of danger, to get the prisoner out of Jail. The deceased said she thought it was an accidental thing, that she unfortunately opened the door, and the man threw the stone at the same time.</p>
<p>Q. What occasioned that fever?</p>
<p>Riley. It is my opinion it was from that eruption of the brain.</p>
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<persName id="t17540116-11-person110"> Robert Taylor
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<interp inst="t17540116-11-person110" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough. About four o'clock Mr. Norman came and told me to come to his house, and said a man had thrown a stone at his wife, and had hit her. There was the prisoner,
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I happening to go into a publick house, my wife came in and called me all the names she could, and up with a stone to break the window, but I desired she'd desist till I had paid for my two pints of beer. I took the stone out of her hand, and jerk'd it away, and it happened to hit this poor woman.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-11-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About eight days after this accident I went to the deceased's house in behalf of the prisoner, and the surgeon was there, who said she was in a fair way of recovery. She said she was better, but in pain, and was very willing to let the man out of jail, but her husband was against it, and wanted five shillings per week till she could work, and to pay all charges. She said to him, let him out by all means, as it was an accident, and was not flung with an intent to hurt her, and his abiding in jail will be no satisfaction to her.</p>
<p>Q. to Norman. Do you remember your wife saying these words?</p>
<p>Norman. No, I remember no such words.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-11-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my servant five or six years, and I never knew him behave amiss during that time, nor ever heard to the contrary but that he is an honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-11-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about seven years, and take him to be a very honest man.</p>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did she lodge in the house?</p>
<p>Smith. No, I never saw her before as I know of. The constable was charged with her before I was sent for, and she begged I would excuse her. I took her before my Lord Mayor, and there she did not own the taking the goods, as I remember, but said the door was open.</p>
<p>John-Matthews Graydon. I live in Ratcliff-Highway. I was going to Mr. Eliot, that lives in that house above Mr. Smith, and met the woman with her lap full of things, who told me no such person lived there. I called Mr. Eliot, and he answered; I asked him what sort of a neighbour lived the stairs below, he said they were not at home; then I replied there was a thief, and told him I had met a woman with some things in her lap; upon which we pursued her, and took her in St. Sepulchre's church porch with the goods upon her; we sent for the prosecutor, and the prisoner owned she took the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-12-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lodge over Mr. Smith. The last evidence told me he met a woman on the stairs which he suspected to be a thief; I looked into the room, and found the sheets were gone off the bed; we pursued, and took her in St. Sepulchre's church porch.</p>
<p>[The goods produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in liquor, and did not know what I did.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have a bad husband, who does not bring me half a crown a week; so it was necessity that obliged me to take them, and my husband ordered me so to do.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-14-person131" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I took the prisoner to lodge with me, and being taken very ill. I was obliged to go to St. James's Infirmary, and left her there. when I came back again, I missed the things mentioned in the indictment, and several other things.</p>
<p>Q. Upon what conditions did you take her in?</p>
<p>Smith. She was to be there for nothing.</p>
<p>Q. When did you go to the Infirmary ?</p>
<p>Smith. On the 25th of September. I was there seven weeks. The prisoner sold the goods to Mr. Hartley in Tothill-Street, and I have seen them there; since the prisoner confessed she sold them before me and several others.</p>
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<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Did you give her an order to sell the goods?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutrix sent me a letter to sell them by a woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-15-person137" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutrix and others were coming down Oxford-Road, inquiring after two women, and I went to their assistance: we took the prisoner and another woman at the Two Brewers, where I saw the soldier deliver the watch to the constable, and say it was
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Going to look for my husband I saw the prosecutor talking with
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<interp inst="t17540116-15-person141" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and asked her to drink; then she asked me, and we went in at the crown, where he called for two pints of hot. After that Price came in, Perry asked him to let us go to his house; we went, and he and she were together at one end of the room a good while. He was very much fuddled. After which Perry and I went to the Two Brewers in St. Giles's. where they came and took us, had us to Mr. Flanerkin's the constable, and there searched us. I said to Perry, if you have the watch, give it him; she replied, you fool, the soldier has got it; upon whic h he delivered it. The bill was found ignoramus at Hicks's Hall against Perry, which was intended for me, but they mistook the prisoner for me.</p>
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<p>Thomas Radborn's Defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
<p>Bell's the same.</p>
<p>Pugh. I was not concerned along with them, but happened accidentally to be coming by at the time.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-16-person169"> John Radborn
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<p>
<persName id="t17540116-16-person170"> Anne Brown
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<p>To Bell</p>
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<p>All five
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540116-17-defend173 t17540116-17-deflabel95"/>. I know the brass, which was bought of the prisoner by two evidences now here, to be my property. Produced in court, in two parcels, and deposed to. The whole is 17 Ounces; the prisoner came to work with me but the Friday before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-17-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Hambleton, a brass founder. The prisoner brought this parcel to sell, [ taking up a parcel.] Dec. 31, about eight at night, it weighed 11 ounces, and the prisoner had fivepence halfpenny for it. As it was patterns and suspicious brass, my master blamed me for buying it, and the prisoner coming by the next day, we took him.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. What is the value of it?</p>
<p>Jeffery. As old brass, it is worth 5 d. a pound</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It is the first fact I ever did in this world</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-18-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Christmas Friday a woman came to me in Cheapside, and said, she had found a chain of a watch. She said, she wished the right owner had it again; I gave no heed to her, the prisoner was with her just behind me. I put my hand in my pocket, and missing my handkerchief, said somebody had got it, and then turning about, saw the prisoner drop it out of his hand on the ground. I got assistance and took him before my Lord Mayor, where he denied it.</p>
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<p>A woman said to the prosecutor. You have dropped something, you have dropped your handkerchief, and the prosecutor took it up.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>On the 28th of December, about six at night, I walked side by side with the prosecutor and seeing him drop something, said, I believe a dozen times, Why do not you pick it up? The prisoner was coming along, but made a stop, and a woman in a black bonnet and scarlet cloak came by and took up a handkerchief, which she gave to me. He then flung his basket from his shoulder, and taking the prisoner by the collar, said he had picked his pocket.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is all false, and this is the woman that said she had pick'd up a chain of a watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did not the prisoner belong to you?</p>
<p>Elener. No, I was coming side by side all alone. The prosecutor was in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was very sober.</p>
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<p>Bridget Green. I have known him from six years of age, but never knew any ill of him in my life.</p>
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<p>William Banes. I am Shepherd to Mr.
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<p>Q. Whose property was the black sheep?</p>
<p>Banes. It is the property of Mr. Rant.</p>
<p>Q. By what did you know it to be his?</p>
<p>Banes. By the brand, by its countenance, and every thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-19-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who, he said, was his father in law. This was on the 14th of December, and on the 15th John Plastow came and owned them in the name of 'Squire Rant, who is now very ill.</p>
<p>Q. Was there ever a black weather sheep among them ?</p>
<p>Story. There was. Banes came on the 25th, and owned them in his master's name, upon which I delivered them to him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you pay the prisoner the money?</p>
<p>Story. No. I was to have paid him on the Friday or the Monday following; but they being owned, I did not. I had given him half a guinea earnest.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Story. No, my Lord. I never saw him before, to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-19-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant at the town mill at Hertford. On the 11th of December I was at the mill door about half an hour after four o'clock in the morning, where I saw the prisoner standing with a parcel of sheep.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Beecher. I did, my Lord. He asked me to help him along with the sheep; I asked him where he brought them from; he said from Cattery. I ask'd him where he was going with the sheep, and he said to Mr. Boreham's at Hodsdon. I took one of the sheep by the horns, and dragged her about twenty yards. Finding the other would not follow, I went in and called two dogs, which I set upon them; then they parted into three or four parts, the biggest whereof went thro' Hertford for London. I and master went away to Hitchen market, and heard no more of the prisoner till the Thursday following, when two men enquired after such a parcel of sheep, saying they were stole from Mr. Rant. I then took a horse, and going to him, told him what I knew.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-19-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Wednesday the 12th or 13th of December, the prisoner inquired whether he could not leave some sheep in my ground, in ordea to take them to Smithfield market; they were put in, and on Thursday, about one o'clock, Mr. Story, who is my tenant, came to my house, and desired me to go with him, and see him make a bargain for some sheep. I went there, and the prisoner agreed to sell him a score of sheep for fifteen guineas. I asked him whose property these sheep were, and he said, they were his father's. I drew
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<interp inst="t17540116-19-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's daughter. The sheep were branded with R. L. Mr. Story gave him half a guinea in part of the agreement, in my presence,</p>
<p>Q. Where is this ground of yours ?</p>
<p>Thomas. It is in the county of Middlesex. On the Friday morning Mr. Story came and informed me, that he heard the sheep were stolen; after which there came two men and claimed them in the name of Mr.
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<p>What defence can I make? I don't know. I leave it to Mr. Rant to do just as he pleases.</p>
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<p>104. (L.)
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<p>105. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I picked it off the ground, tho' the footman said I took it out of his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel any body pick your pocket?</p>
<p>Bulkley. I did not feel any hand in my pocket. I was looking in at a print shop; the footman declared he saw her pick my pocket, and was told that he need not appear here, because the handkerchief was found upon her.</p>
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<p>Q. What was your hot pot made of?</p>
<p>Grove. I think it was made of gin. They desired to look at my ring on my finger, which I did two or three different times, and they returned it me again. Moreover, and at length,
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<interp inst="t17540116-22-person212" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> drawed it off my finger. I am sensible she did, and charged her with it immediately. The constable came in and laid hold of Brown, and bid her go out, and the other likewise; they said they would as soon as the liquor was drank up. Moreover, we all went together, and just as we got to Jackson's Alley,
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<interp inst="t17540116-22-person214" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and brought her into Russel-Street. I called out watch, and they came to my assistance. She was carried to Covent-Garden watch-house; they desired me to go to bed there, which I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not in liquor?</p>
<p>Grove. I was a little, and very little in liquor.</p>
<p>Briant Tooley. Last monday night I was constable of the night, and came home to my house about half an hour after five in the morning. where I found the prisoners and the prosecutor; I desired them to go about their business, they paid their reckoning, and went away. About half an hour after, one of the watchmen came and told me Elizabeth Humphrys and a gentleman was in the Round-House. I went there, but the man was gone to bed; I then searched the woman, but found nothing upon her. Afterwards I went
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175401160012"/> home, and Brown the prisoner was in my house by herself; I asked her what she had done with the gentleman's watch, she replied she knew nothing of it. I carried her to the Round-House, there searched her, and found the watch rolled up in her hair behind, under her cap and handkerchief. Deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Humphrys. He gave her the watch and ring to lie with her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-22-person216" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to the Round-House; he charged her with asking a watch and ring from him.</p>
<p>Q Was the prosecutor sober?</p>
<p>Carrey. He was a little fuddled, but not very drunk. A little while after, the constable went out and brought in
<persName id="t17540116-22-person217"> Catharine Brown
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<interp inst="t17540116-22-person217" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and desired my wife to take her backwards and search her: my wife, I, and Brown, went backwards, she took the ring out of her mouth, and delivered it to me. [Produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.] My wife searched her, but found no watch upon her. The constable, when she came out, clapt his hand on her head, and there was the watch on a lump in a handkerchief. The prosecutor said they had had the ring three or four times, but return'd it till the last time.</p>
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<p>We met the prosecutor, who said he was a taylor, and must go to work in the morning, but wanted to go to a coffee-house, so we had him to the house of Mr. Tooley. There was another young man with him. We had a pot of hot, and another, and another, and eighteen pennyworth of punch. He was very drunk; he gave
<persName id="t17540116-22-person219"> Catharine Brown
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<p>Brown's Defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutor gave me the ring and five shillings and sixpence to pay the reckoning at Mr. Tooley's, and he said he would go home and lie with me. He was guilty of very rude things, which I did not like. I told him I had no conveniency for him at home, then he said he'd go with me to lie together at the Greyhound; I replied I would not; then he said he would go and lie with me in some alley. He put down his breeches, and gave me his watch, it fell down and broke the crystal. I took it up, and went to leave it at the constable's house, and to deliver up the ring, but having been knocked down, resolved not to deliver up the watch till I saw farther.</p>
<p>To their Characters.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-22-person220"> Catharine Mooney
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<interp inst="t17540116-22-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> I have known Humphrys a year, and never heard any ill of her.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-22-person221"> Margaret Hughs
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<p>
<persName id="t17540116-22-person222"> Margaret Vaughan
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<interp inst="t17540116-22-person222" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Brown above a year, have employ'd her in doing plain work, and she never wronged me. I never heard any ill of her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-22-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am husband to the last evidence. I never lost any thing by Brown, though she worked and lodged in my house.</p>
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<p>109. (M)
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<p>Godard Williams. I can only say I lost these goods on the 15th of Dec. a little after five o'clock, but who took them I cannot say of my own knowledge. They were tied up between two boards in the shop window. A much larger quantity than is laid in the indictment, for I believe there were in the parcel above sixteen dozen. [Some handkerchiefs produced in Court, cut in single handkerchiefs, and the marks taken off.] What convinces me they are mine, some are a pattern of my own drawing. and some spoiled in the printing I have great reason to think are mine. Nay, I have great reason to think they are all mine. One has the printer's name on the selvage of the handkerchief of whom I bought it. The name is
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<p>Cross-Examined.</p>
<p>Q. How long has that pattern been made of your drawing?</p>
<p>Williams. About eighteen months.</p>
<p>Q May not other tradesmen have of the same sort?</p>
<p>Williams. They may.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175401160013"/>Q. Do you take upon you to swear to that handkerchief you say is spoiled in the printing?</p>
<p>Williams. Yes, I do.</p>
<p>Q May not there be others spoiled as well as this ?</p>
<p>Williams. There may for what I know.</p>
<p>Bevil Bird. As
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<interp inst="t17540116-24-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I were going down the Strand together, we saw this window belonging to Mr. Williams; I lifted it up and shut it down again. This was just before the time of shop shutting. After this Cooke lifted the window up, and took the goods out, of which these are a part. They were packed up between two boards. We went home, and parted them betwixt us. Cooke pawned one in Chick-Lane, at Mr. Keys's; the next day he went and sold some of them, and afterwards shewed me the money. After that he sold a parcel more, which I think was either in Bishopsgate-Street, or Aldersgate-Street. This was all in one day. The next day he sold some more, and shewed me the money. I went not with him at any of the times. The next day he sold some more, and bought the cloaths he has on now.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination.</p>
<p>Q How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Bird. I have known him ever since he kept shop in Holborn.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Bird. I am a watchmaker.</p>
<p>Q. How long is this ago?</p>
<p>Bird. It is about a month or five weeks ago.</p>
<p>Q Had the prisoner, you, and his mother, been together at the Crown and Anchor in Little New-Street, near Shoe-Lane, that night the thing was done ?</p>
<p>Bird. Yes, we were.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you propose there to get him into business?</p>
<p>Bird. Yes, I did, and in the same business I am in, when I could get work.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-24-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 18th of December I was upon parliament duty at Charing-Cross, being a constable for the parish of St. Martin's After it was out I came home, being about six o'clock, to my house in Hemans's Row, St. Martin's Lane, and a person told me there were Bevil Bird and Cooke that had robbed a shop in the Strand, and were at the Crown alehouse at the bottom of Church-Lane in the Strand, and desired me to go and help to take them. There was Bird drinking with some women of the town, I took him, and carried him to the Roundhouse. I was told there was a little bundle dropt under the table, then I returned, and found this handkerchief and six new ones tied up in it. I took them, went back to the Roundhouse, and shewed him this old handkerchief; he said it was his; I replied, then what was in it must belong to you. Upon this he confessed, that he and
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<interp inst="t17540116-24-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> took these from Mr. Williams's shop in the Strand; and six of these handkerchiefs have been in my custody ever since. On the 20th I took him before Justice Cox, there he said part of these handkerchiefs were concealed in one Harrison's house, who was his father in law, and lived in St. John's Street. There I was sent with a search-warrant, and found some more concealed in a bed. Cooke was taken up by another constable, but he told me that Bevil Bird had given him five of the handkerchiefs to dispose of, that he had disposed of them, spent some of the money, and was debtor to Bird for the money.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-24-person233"> George Purcel
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<interp inst="t17540116-24-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 28th of December the prisoner at the bar was apprehended in the Fleet-Market, and brought to my house. I am a constable, and was charged with him. He said he was taken up for robbing Mr. Williams in the Strand. At the same time there were two handkerchiefs picked up off the floor that lay near the prisoner, [produced in Court] and I asked the prisoner if he dropt them; he denied it. I went to Bridewell, and delivered him. After that I took the prisoner as far as the bounds of the city, to deliver him to the constable, and went to Justice Cox's with him: there he denied having these two handkerchiefs in his possession.</p>
<p>Q. to Williams. Look upon these two handkerchiefs, do you think they are yours?</p>
<p>Williams. I have reason to think they are mine, by having some of the same pattern.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-24-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I found Cooke at the Magpye by Holborn-Bridge, and seized him. I was at the constable's house, and saw two handkerchiefs on the ground; the constable asked him if he dropped them, he said yes.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Brittin. I am a watchmaker.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-24-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the taking the prisoner at the Magpye by Holborn-Bridge. He endeavoured to make his escape, but was stopt, and carried to the constable's house. I saw the handkerchiefs on the ground, but do not know that they belonged to the prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<p>I know nothing at all of them, nor never had them.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<persName id="t17540116-24-person236"> Samuel Mason
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<interp inst="t17540116-24-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner eleven months. He is a very honest man for whatever I heard. He is a scowrer and dyer, and has got an income of about thirteen pounds a year. I do not look upon him to be in necessitous circumstances.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-24-person237"> Mary Mason
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<p>Sydney Cross. I have known him three or four years, and never knew any ill of him in my life, or heard any. He is a sober young man, and has thirty pounds a year to live on. I know that.</p>
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-26-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw a man on the top of the house of Mr. Cellea, cutting off lead, who flung it down, and the prisoner was below picking it up. I went and took her, and she dropt some pieces; upon which I carried her, and some of the lead, to the watch-house, and she was committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going to market, and this man said I belonged to a man that was stealing lead on the house, but I knew nothing at all of it.</p>
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<persName id="t17540116-27-person255"> Elizabeth Carlow
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<interp inst="t17540116-27-person255" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . One of the prisoners I employed in my house, the other I took in for a day or two, knowing her mother. I missed the pair of sheets, and immediately suspected the prisoners. Hays told me one was sold, and the other pawned The other owned to nothing.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-27-person256"> Deborah Tomison
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<p>[Both produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
<p>Purvise's Defence.</p>
<p>I am guilty of taking one, and not the other.</p>
<p>Hayes's Defence.</p>
<p>I do not know what to say.</p>
<p>Both
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<p>114. (M.)
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<persName id="t17540116-28-person262"> Isaac Bullock
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<p>
<persName id="t17540116-28-person263"> Mary Chilwell
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<interp inst="t17540116-28-person263" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor. On the 14th of December I was in a back room, and saw through the glass door the prisoner come in and take a looking-glass, put it under her arm, and go out of the shop. I went out and pursued her, and charged her with taking a glass. I took up her cloak, and under it I saw the glass, which I took, and immediately charged a constable with her.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Chilwell, the girl, gave me the things to pawn.</p>
<p>Chilwell. I never saw her before in my life.</p>
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<p>115. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17540116-29-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> called me out to look to the shop. I went out, and he went in haste to pursue the prisoner; he and my other servant Harrison returned and brought the prisoner, and goods mentioned in the indictment, into my compting house, and said the prisoner had stole them. I then sent for a constable, and gave him charge of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Roberts. No, my Lord. I never saw him before, to my knowledge. The stockings produced in court and deposed to.</p>
<p>Q. What are the stockings worth?</p>
<p>Roberts. They cost me 11 l. and upwards.</p>
<p>Q. Where were they taken from?</p>
<p>Roberts. From out of my shop window.</p>
<p>Q. Were they withinside, or out?</p>
<p>Roberts. They were within the shop, which, at night, when we shut up, is all inclosed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-29-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor. On the 21st of December I was within the shop, about two or three yards from the door. I saw a man's face, and two hands take a truss of stockings, as it stood on the bulk, and put it on his head. I was surprized, and could not speak, but ran out directly.</p>
<p>Q. Was that man in the shop?</p>
<p>Harrison. No. He took it from the outside.</p>
<p>Q. Is that bulk part of the house?</p>
<p>Harrison. It is. When we shut up our windows that place where the truss stood is shut in.</p>
<p>Q. Do you reckon it part of the shop?</p>
<p>Harrison. We do. The prisoner was walking softly along with the truss on his head, and I laid hold on his arm. He turned about. I said, You have stole these stockings out of the shop window; he then threw them down, and said, I have taken nothing of yours, stop me at your peril, and would not go back with me; upon which we had a struggle, and he got about four or five yards from me. I got hold on his collar again, and he tore his shirt, and got away again, and went about four or five yards farther, when I again took hold of him, and kept him till I had assistance. We then brought him, and the stockings also, to my master's compting house.</p>
<p>Q. Had you so much sight of the face, as to know it again?</p>
<p>Harrison. I can't say it was the prisoner's face.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540116-29-person272"> Ebenezer Fidge
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<interp inst="t17540116-29-person272" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 21st of December, between five and six in the afternoon, I was looking over a parcel of goods, in order to pack them up. All on a sudden
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<interp inst="t17540116-29-person273" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sprung away from me out of the shop, and looking out at the door, I saw him struggling with a man. I made up to them, and picked up this truss of stockings within about four yards of the door.</p>
<p>Q. to Harrison. Whereabouts did you first seize the prisoner?</p>
<p>Harrison. It was about four yards from the door.</p>
<p>Evidence continues. I brought the truss into the shop, and calling to my master to come into the shop, immediately went to assist Harrison; I believe they were about twenty yards from the door. We had several people come to our assistance, we brought him to my master's compting house, and there I left him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was going along Fenchurch-street, near an open bulk, the goods were seemingly piled one upon another, and no grating. A porter was going along with a hamper, which took hold of this truss, and pulling it down, almost stunn'd me. I took it up, and called after the porter, saying he had dropt something; but he kept going on. I had put them on my head, in order to carry them after him, when this man came and laid hold of me. I said to him, They are none of yours; he took hold on me, and I cleared myself of him as well as I could. They then called, Stop thief, and I came back, and went into the shop.</p>
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<p>Mr. Carpenter. I have known the prisoner twenty years. I am a wine-cooper, and he is a vintner; I have trusted him with brandy, rum, and wine. He has carried them out and brought me the cash, and this within these two months.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-29-person274" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him betwixt eleven and twelve years. I was with him abroad in the East Indies five years. He is a very honest man, and his general character is good.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-29-person275" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
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<p>
<persName id="t17540116-29-person276"> Anne Gibbs
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<interp inst="t17540116-29-person276" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him about a year; he is a very honest industrious man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-29-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him twenty years and upwards; he always bore an honest character; he portered for me.</p>
<p>
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<p>The tobacco was in hogsheads on board a lighter, near the custom-house. The prisoner was observed by the merchants watchman to come out of the lighter. He was apprehended, and ten pounds weight of tobacco found upon him, which was deposed to be the property of the prosecutor and company. Produced in court.</p>
<p>The prisoner said in his defence, that he was coming over the lighter's bow, but kicking against that tobacco he took it up and put it in his bosom.</p>
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<p>Q. Whose goods were they?</p>
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<p>Q. Did
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<p>Readway. She said as much as the old woman did about offering it to sale.</p>
<p>Q. from
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<p>Readway. No. She did not talk of any such thing as advertising it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-31-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a journeyman Clothworker, and work with Mr. Winter. I was at the Cock and Magpye with the last evidence, on the 22d of December; this piece of cloth was brought in and exposed to sale by the two prisoners at the bar. I asked
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<p>Q. Were they both concerned in offering the cloth to sale?</p>
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<p>I had been at Tower-hill. Coming back, in Mark-lane, and at a step at a door there lay this piece of cloth; it was very dirty. I could not lift it. but brought my basket, and getting it in, carried it to that house.</p>
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<p>Robert Colter. On the 6th of January, about nine in the evening, going from out of Little Britain to my house, the prisoner suddenly seized me with his hands at my breast, in
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<p>Q. From whence did they take them?</p>
<p>Colter. The handkerchiefs were taken from out of my coat pocket, and the money from my breeches pocket. As soon as they let me go I ran in at the Ship alehouse, which was directly before me, and not twenty yards off. I asked for the landlord, who was not at home; I told the landlady I had been robbed near her house, and desired her to assist me by sending for a proper officer; she sent for a constable, and I looking round the house, saw
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<interp inst="t17540116-32-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , whom I knew. He, I, and the constable, with some other people that were there, went out into the street. A woman looked out at a house near where I was robbed and said, The house is beset. I directly went in with the constable, and in a lower room there was a woman, a boy, and a child. I said none of these were the people I wanted. I went up stairs to a room, but the people within refused to open the door. We then returned into the street.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body within that room answer you?</p>
<p>Colter. They said they would not open the door. When we were in the street, I looked amongst the crowd, and there espied the prisoner at the bar, and
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<p>Q. Was you acquainted with either of them before?</p>
<p>Colter. No, I was not. I gave the constable charge of the prisoner; but he would not take him into custody, for which I have indicted him. He is not here, he said, his name is Dolphin. I went then immediately home, for fear of being ill used. The next day I went and inquired about, and having got the name of the prisoner and Merrit, I had the prisoner apprehended.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who took your money and handkerchiefs from you ?</p>
<p>Colter. The prisoner took the money out of my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light enough to discern him?</p>
<p>Colter. There was a lamp before, and another behind me, by the help of which I took observations of his face and habit.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-32-person313" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prosecutor came into our house, and said he had been robbed. I sent for an officer to assist him, and they took the prisoner that night, and brought him into my house. There the prisoner said he knew nothing of the robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-32-person315" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went to the ship in Gravel-lane, but could not find them there. As I knew Merrit and the prisoner, I then went to Merrit's house, and laid hold of her. She made a noise, and a great number of people came out, among whom was the prisoner, blustering, and asking what was the matter. I quitted the woman and laid hold on him. There I took him aside, and questioned him. He told me then where to find the two women that were concerned with him. I asked him who was the third person concerned with him, and he said her name was Holt.</p>
<p>Q. What did he mean by the words concerned with him?</p>
<p>Hambleton. It was not explained, and I did not ask him.</p>
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<p>Moll Merrit keeps the house where I lodge. The prosecutor brought two women up stairs when I was in my bed. He gave one sixpence to be concerned with him. After she had got hold of the sixpence she would not let him. They awaked me, and I awaked myself, and saw he had a white great coat on. He pulled it off, and put it upon the bed. I got out of bed, and when he saw me he went down stairs, saying to Merrit. Don't use me ill. She took a candle, and lighted him down stairs, for which he gave her a halfpenny. I never saw him down stairs after that night, neither did I go down.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-32-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in a room joining to that in which were the prosecutor and two womem, who came that night into this house. I was washing myself, and going to put on a clean shirt. They went into my room, and I was in the prisoner's room. As I was going into the room I saw the prosecutor give one of the women sixpennyworth of halfpence;
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<interp inst="t17540116-32-person317" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was one of them. He had a roqueleau on, which he pulled off, and laid it on a chest in my room. After he had given away the halfpence, having a stick in his hand, he was going to lick these two women.</p>
<p>Q. What did he want to lick them for?</p>
<p>Thomas. Because he wanted to lie with them for the sixpennyworth of halfpence, and they would not let him. I then spoke to the prisoner to go out and see what was the matter. He went out of his room into mine, and the prosecutor went down stairs. Nobody stirred out of the room till such time as the prosecutor brought the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-32-person318" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live next door to the house where this thing was acted. I was over the way, and my children came and told me, there was a great crowd about the door. I looked out, and there was the prosecutor, the constable, and a carman. They wanted to break open a door above stairs. I said the people were hard-working people, and I believed they were in bed, and that sure they must be mistaken in the house. The prosecutor insisted upon it that it was the house, and that he was robb'd up one pair of stairs. He told the constable he'd return him if he did not go up and break open the door. Presently came down a woman, who, he said, had robbed him, and he desired Dolphin, the constable, to take her in charge; but he would not.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character?</p>
<p>J. James. I never knew any ill of him in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-32-person319" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the prosecutor, as I was coming home with a pennyworth of turnips and a leek, under the alley gate with two women, and heard him make a bargain with them for sixpence; he said he had no more money, and if they would go they might; then I saw them go in at this house where
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<p>Q. Why did not you secure the man he gave it to?</p>
<p>Minett. He moved off directly. We asked the prisoner where he lived, but he pretended to be dumb, and in hammering out words he made us understand he lived in St. John's-street: A gentleman said, then you may soon send for some body to your character. When the constable came he said the prisoner did not live there: Then he hammered out he lived in Spittlefields, and by pulling out a piece of rag and a thimble, he by signs and broken words signified he was a taylor. We examined his finger, but saw no mark of that trade on it; after which we took him to New-Prison. Powel the constable dropped us going along; for which reason the turnkey would not take him in. Then I sent for another constable, and he was taken in. After which we took him before Justice Fielding; his wife was there, and said he had lost the use of his speech.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Minett. I have seen him before.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain you lost your watch at that time?</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure you had your watch in your fob when you went in there?</p>
<p>Minett. Here are people here that know I had it in my fob just before.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that was your watch which you saw?</p>
<p>Minett. I know it was my watch, it was what I saw and felt. It was done at the cry Make way, and there was at that time a sort of an opening near me.</p>
<p>Q. You say he hammered out words, could you understand him ?</p>
<p>Minett. He spoke several words which I could understand very well at the Windmill inn.</p>
<p>Q. If you could well understand him, how came he to pull out this thimble and cloth to shew you he was a taylor?</p>
<p>Minett. He did speak some words in a very indifferent way.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-33-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor and I went from the Ram inn in Smithfield to Hicks's Hall at the closing of the poll, and I following the prosecutor in, the prisoner pushed in between him and me. I stood at his right shoulder, and his left hand came up to the prosecutor's side. Immediately he called out I have lost my watch. I seized the prisoner by his right arm, which at that time was in motion, and the prosecutor had him fast by the left hand wrist; we carried him to the Windmill inn, where some gentlemen in the room wanted to have him searched, but the prosecutor said no, no, there is no occasion for that, for I saw him deliver the watch into another man's hand. Somebody asked the prisoner where he lived, he said St. John's Street in a very bad manner. I said, do you mean St. John's Street? he replied, a, a. By this I understood he knew what I said to him, so we carried him from thence to New Prison.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination.</p>
<p>Q. On which side of the prisoner did you stand when the prosecutor said he had lost his watch?</p>
<p>Prayter. I was at the right shoulder of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him deliver a watch to any body?</p>
<p>Prayter. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a watch at that time?</p>
<p>Prayter. No, I did not see a watch at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-33-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When the prisoner came to New Prison, we told the under keeper for what we brought him; the keeper said, this man has not got the watch, but I will lay a guinea to a shilling I know who has got it. I saw the prosecutor pull it out to see what a clock it was, which was on that evening, at the Ram inn in Smithfield.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-33-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with the other witnesses from the Ram in Smithfield to Hicks's Hall at the close of the poll, and standing next to the prisoner of the bar, the yard being very full, Mr. Minett hit my shoulder, and said I am robbed of my watch by this fellow. I immediately took him by the collar, and we carried him to the Windmill inn; there we asked him who he was, and where he lived; he pretended to be dumb, but with great impediment he said St. John's Street, so as I could understand him.</p>
<p>Q. Could you have understood him to have meant St. John's Street, had not the word been repeated to him again by the other evidence?</p>
<p>Richardson. I should. After that he said he lived in Spittle-fields. Mr. Powel the constable was asked if he knew him; he replied, the prisoner did not live in St. John's Street, and added to the prisoner, Did not I tell you to get away? have not I seen you all about here this afternoon? We took him to New Prison, and Powel dropt us at the gate. The under turnkey said he would lay a guinea to a shilling he knew who had the watch, but that this man had not got it.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Harris. I have known the prisoner about two years. He is a taylor. He has seated my breeches, and mended my cloaths. He is a very honest man. I never heard any thing against him, and if he had wanted forty or fifty pounds, he might have had it of me. He is not a man of bad circumstances. He is a very sober man, and lives in Hair-Street, Spittle-fields.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-33-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Shoreditch, and have known the prisoner about three years. He is a journeyman taylor. I never heard but that he was a very honest man.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think him likely to go out a robbing?</p>
<p>Newland. No, indeed I do not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him associating with shabby loose people?</p>
<p>Newland. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. How do you look upon his circumstances to be?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-33-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner above a year.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Carrol. His general character is, that he behaves very well. Upon my oath I do think him to be a very honest man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-33-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner three years, and have seen him at a publick-house in White-Cross-Street. He always behaved himself well, and I never heard any harm of him. I take him to be an honest man. He is not in such necessity as to go out a thieving.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-33-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner a year and half. I live in the next street but one to him. He has a very good character, and I was very much astonished at the hearing this thing. I am sure he can live without thieving.</p>
<p>Q. Is he a master, or a journeyman ?</p>
<p>Low. He sometimes works as a master, and sometimes as a journeyman.</p>
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<p>He was a second time indicted for breaking the said dwelling-house, and stealing a cheese, the property of the said Boyce Tree*.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-34-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 4th of this instant my servant, going to shut up the counting house and hall windows, observed the padlock was broke off the cellar door, which is just under the hall window; he came and acquainted me with it. Upon this I went with him to inquire into the cause of it, and found a very large bolt withinside was wrenched off; then I went down into the cellar to see whether I had lost any thing, and I missed one cheese off from a hanging shelf; I then went to examine the door, that goes out of the cellar into the house, and there I found somebody had been wrenching with a crow, that the lower bolt of the door was broke off, and that they had cut away the rabbit of the door, to strain it inwards, because they could not get it open the other way; but that would not do, for there were two screw bolts on the other side. I then went out into the street, and desired my servant to shut the door as he found it; he did, and I observed several places where they had put the crow through; upon this I thought they did not want to steal cheese, but to come to my counting-house. I then sent for a person, whose name is Kiddel, to sit up with my clerk, myself, and servant; they in the counting-house, and I above stairs in the dining-room with my wife, who was very much frighted. He came between nine and ten o'clock, and they began watch about twelve. They had a candle shut up in a closet, so that it could shew no light, and I armed them with a brace of pistols among them, and a sword each, charging them not to stir, nor make the least noise. till they heard somebody in the cellar, and that then they should rush out into the street, and I would come down and screw the cellar door upon them; which I thought was a very good trap. A little after two I heard the street door open, (I had left the window-shutter of the dining-room open, in order to call assistance ) I threw up the window and looked out; there I saw my men struggling against the cellar door, and from the inside I heard a noise of thumping against the door with an iron instrument, in order to make their way out, and before I got down stairs, I heard a pistol go off. Upon the pistol's firing, and my man's calling out for the watch, some of my neighbours got up. I went down stairs into the house, but did not go into the street, not knowing what number there were; and my neighbours coming. I sent down to the watch-house for the constable of the night, but he was gone home to bed; they sent home to his house, and got him up, and he came in about a quarter of an hour's time to my house. There were two watchmen came in before he came, but when he came, the man that I hired, and my own servant, went down to the cellar door with the constable; the man that I hired took the prisoner by the collar, and brought him into the hall. When he came up, I was surprized to see him, I knowing him very well. He is a
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<p>In a few days will be published the Second Part of these Proceedings.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175401160021"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 16th, Thursday the 17th, Friday the 18th, Saturday the 19th, and Monday the 21st, of JANUARY.</p>
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER II. PART II. for the Year 1754. BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Hon.
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<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1754,</p>
<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175401160022"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>Kings Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. HAVE you ever employed him as a carman?</p>
<p>Tree. I am a
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of securing your cellar the night Before?</p>
<p>Tree. I believe it was fast, for I always keep the key of the padlock myself.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the key in your possession at that time?</p>
<p>Tree. I had.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of locking it before you took the key.</p>
<p>Tree. I keep wine in the cellar, and the prisoner's partner brought a pipe of wine into it about three months before, and it never has been opened since.</p>
<p>Cross-Examined.</p>
<p>Q. You say the prisoner owned several facts to you, were they owned freely and openly?</p>
<p>Tree. It was all done freely and voluntary.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540116-34-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Pelton, a cooper in Wood-Street, and on Friday sev'nnight I was sent for to Mr. Tree's. When I went in, he told me what had happened, as that he had had his house broke open, and a cheese stole out of the cellar, and that another door was wrenched at the top of the cellar stairs. I bargained with him to sit up. He brought us two pistols and two swords; I had one of the pistols, and loaded it with a ball. We went into the counting-house about eleven at night, and the candle we had we shut up in a closet, so that there was no light to be seen; we sat there till twelve o'clock, and concluding we were not near enough to hear if they came to the cellar window, we agreed that we should go out one at a time, and so take it by turn, to watch at the bulk of the cellar window. We did, and we watched till pretty near one o'clock, when we heard them at the cellar window and hall door. I cannot tell who they were. They tapt at the hall door with their knuckles, which I apprehend was to see whether there was a dog. I stood quite still at the door, the others were in the counting-house, and they thinking I knocked for them to come, came softly to me; I desired them to go back; they did. Then they tapped again, and said we are all right, or it will do, I cannot say which. I was not a foot from the door at that time. I then went back into the counting-house to them, there we resolved for us all three to go and stand by the bulk; we did, the clerk stood at the door with a sword in his hand, and in the other hand the latch of the door, I stood next to him, and the footman next to me, and on a signal I was to give to touch the clerk, he was to open the door, and I was to go out. We stood there till two o'clock, and just as the clock struck two, we heard somebody come to open the cellar door, the watch not having been gone by but a very little time; he was not got a hundred yards. We stood still for near five minutes, when I heard somebody at work in the cellar, as though they were breaking the door open; I laid my head down on the bulk to listen, and heard something break. Upon this I bobbed the clerk to open the door, and went out immediately, the footman following me, and the clerk after him. When we came out, we found the cellar door shut, and the bar upon the staple, in the same manner as it was left the night before, which a little surprized me. I had hardly recovered my surprize, before the prisoner at the bar came up to the door, and knocked the bar off from the staple, and the door a little open; I ran directly to the door, and laying hold of it, clapped my knees to the door, and forced it too again. Both the clerk and footman assisted me to keep the door shut. The prisoner made a strong resistance, and got the door open so far, that I could see the head of a man, but not to know him. We shut it too again, and kept it close. The prisoner then beat out part of the bottom pannel of the door, and got it partly open again: he continued forcing, and trying to get out, and with the forcing I slipt, and fell upon my knees, and the others with me; I got up again upon my legs, but before I could get up to the door to shove it too, the prisoner struck me over the eye with some instrument he had in his hand, (he said at the watch-house he believed it was the iron bar he took off from the cellar door) which partly stunned me. I thought I should have fell backwards, but the clerk being near me, saved me from that, and I fell down on one side; I soon recovered myself, and getting upon my knees, I turned my eye towards the cellar window, and saw the prisoner getting out. I then fired a pistol at him, which missed him, and afterwards forced the cellar door quite too again. I then heard no pushing, nor any noise, for the space of two or three minutes; presently after we heard a sudden noise against the door again, upon which I called to the footman for his pistol to fire at him; he made answer he would fire at him himself, and presented the pistol to him, which did not go off, but only flashed in the pan. We then got all to the door, shoved it close upon him, and called out for more pistols. I asked the prisoner if he would surrender, and he said he would; I then put the bar up which goes across the window, and put the footman's pistol in the staple, in order to fasten it; I then bid the prisoner put his hands through the hole that he had broke, that I might tie them, and he put them out. I then said, Take your hands in again, I will not tie them, but I will come down to you the other way. Just about this time some watchmen came to our assistance, (all the while before none came, though we were continually calling out for them) and I charged one of them to aid and assist me; but he said it was out of his beat. Out of your beat! says I, stir at your peril, for here is a thief in the cellar; then some watchmen came from Queenhithe watch-house, and the constable being sent for, the watchman brought word back there was no constable there; then two or three more watchmen went and fetched the constable. I would have gone into the cellar before, but I was advised not to go down till the constable came; when the constable came, he and I went down into the cellar;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175401160024"/> I took the key and opened the cellar door, the constable being behind me on the stairs. As soon as I opened the door the footman went in, and I followed him; the footman had the candle in his hand, but did not see him: I went in, and turning my head towards the cellar stairs, I saw the prisoner sitting upon them. I had a pistol in my hand, and as soon as I saw him, I cocked it, and said, You, Sir, come down; Sir, says he, I am coming. He came from the stairs, and got upon a stand which they put beer upon. I then laid hold on his collar, and asked if he had any thing in his hands; he opened his hands, and said, No, indeed. I asked him whether there was any body else in the cellar with him; he said no, there was not; then says I, Come along up stairs; he came with m