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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270001"/>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 27th, Thursday the 28th of FEBRUARY, Friday the 1st, Saturday the 2d, Monday the 4th, Tuesday the 5th, and Wednesday the 6th of MARCH.
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER III. for the Year 1754. BEING THE Third 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="175402270002"/>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>
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<p>152. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took them off the floor and put them into my box.</p>
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<p>153. (M.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was out of work, and thought to have made a bed of it in an empty house.</p>
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<p>154. (M)
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<persName id="t17540227-4-person51"> Richard Turner
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<interp inst="t17540227-4-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am butler to the Duke of Newcastle, the two prisoners are
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540227-4-defend48 t17540227-4-deflabel21"/>, they came to sweep the chimnies up stairs on the 6th of February. After they were gone, I missed the silver salver, it had his grace's arms and crest on it. I suspected the prisoners, they were taken up, and Bradley, the little boy, confessed he took it away, broke it to pieces, and sold some of it: by this means it was found. [Produced in court, and deposed to that part that had the arms on it.]</p>
<p>Q. Did you see these prisoners in the house at that time?</p>
<p>Turner. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the confession?</p>
<p>Turner. No, but the constable did.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the salver taken from?</p>
<p>Turner. From out of the butler's pantry.</p>
<p>Q. Was any chimney swept in the butler's pantry?</p>
<p>Turner. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-4-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 8th or 9th of this instant a chimney-sweeper's boy brought one of these pieces to me all dirty, and said he found it. I observed it was silver, and gave him 1 s. 6 d. for it, which was what it came to by weight; the boy was about the size of this, but as they have all black faces alike, I cannot swear to him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-4-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I deal in silver buckles, and this piece was brought to me by a chimney-sweeper's boy the 6th of this month, [holding a piece of silver in his hand] to know if it was silver. I cleaned the blackness off, weighed it, it comes to eight penny weight. I asked him how he came by it; he said he found it, upon which I gave him 2 s. for it. I cannot take upon me to say this is the boy, I believe it is, his stature and voice answers to his.</p>
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<persName id="t17540227-4-person54"> Jacob Harris
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<interp inst="t17540227-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a silver-smith, [he takes up the foot] a woman brought this to me on the 8th of this instant, her name is
<persName id="t17540227-4-person55"> Grace Walford
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<interp inst="t17540227-4-person55" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She said her son had found it, and she has the character of an honest woman.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think that belongs to the salver?</p>
<p>Harris. I believe it does.</p>
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<persName id="t17540227-4-person56"> Stephen Sutton
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<interp inst="t17540227-4-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About three weeks ago a chimney-sweeper's boy brought this into my shop all over dirt, and asked me if it was silver. I saw it was so, weighed it, and it came to 3 s. I gave him the money, and he said he would go and buy himself a flannel waistcoat, he being then in his shirt.</p>
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<persName id="t17540227-4-person57"> Margaret Hinemarsh
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<interp inst="t17540227-4-person57" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband is a silversmith, [she takes up a piece of silver] this seems to belong to the same salver that was brought to me on the Saturday morning by a man much about the size of the other prisoner, Purney. I gave him 4 s. and 3 d. for it. This other piece was brought to me by a little chimney-sweeper's boy on the 8th day of this instant. The man said he found his behind St. Clement's. I gave the boy 3 d. for his.</p>
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<persName id="t17540227-4-person58"> David Burnet
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<interp inst="t17540227-4-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough, and on the 10th of this instant I was desired to take charge of Purney. I did, he confessed that he and the other prisoner were at the Duke of Newcastle's sweeping some chimnies, when the little boy took the salver out of the pantry, and they carried it to Covent-Garden, where they concealed it, and after that it was broke to pieces, and some of it disposed of, and where; and he went along with me in order to shew where some of it was concealed. We went to Scotland-Yard below Charing-Cross, he went down into the common shore, and took this piece out of some mud, that has the arms on it.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he say any of it was disposed of?</p>
<p>Burnet. He said at Mr. Hinemarsh's facing
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<p>Purney's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of this thing being taken.</p>
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<p>157. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17540227-5-person65" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with Mrs. Clay, and heard her bid the prisoner go to White-Chapel turnpike, and not to take the bundle with her; but when she was gone the bundle was gone likewise; and when she was brought back she had a handkerchief of her mistress's about her neck; I heard her then own she took the things mentioned.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-5-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am son to Mrs. Clay, and accidentally met the prisoner about eight o'clock in the evening. She had a blue and white silk handkerchief that belonged to my mother about her neck: I took her to my mother's house, and she there was asked what she had done with the bundle. She said two creatures had taken it away. After that she said she had pawned them in the name of
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<interp inst="t17540227-5-person67" type="given" value="Matthew"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-5-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to the place where she said she had pawned them, and there I had the two handkerchiefs delivered to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-5-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, and was charged with the prisoner. She owned she had taken the things, and went with me to the pawnbroker's in East Smithfield, who delivered the two handkerchiefs to me. Then I went to one
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<interp inst="t17540227-5-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a pawnbroker, where she said she had pawned the shift and two coloured aprons. The pawnbroker shewed them to me, but would not deliver them without the money, so we left them.</p>
<p>Q. Is he here?</p>
<p>Wardley. I believe not.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say for herself.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540227-6-defend73 t17540227-6-deflabel32"/> in the latter end of January, about the 24th, 5th, or 6th was twelvemonth, just past eight o'clock, I was going into Old-street from Justice Fielding's office; going up the middle walk in
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<p>Q. Did you know them before?</p>
<p>Harper. I do not remember any of the prisoners, I only remember they were all of them partly of a size.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came into my shop, and cheapened a case of pistols in my glass-case of my servant. I then did not recollect him again; Hore said, sir, your servant will not take my money, you should use me well, for I have dealt in your shop before. Then I began to think I had seen him, I looked at him, and said, sir, I believe I sold you a watch once. He said it was something of that kind. Sir, said I, I believe instead of selling you one it was but an exchange. He said that was very right. Then I said, I will buy my own watch of you again if you do not like it. Then he pulled it out of his pocket, and said, with all his heart. Then there came in two men that I used to trade with, I took the case in one hand and box in the other, and got to the door, then said to the two gentlemen, I desire you to assist me, this man is a robber. He said he could produce pe ople enough to his honesty, for he had bought the watch I charged him with in Cheapside of two men, he desired we would not expose him, and he would send for his friends. Soon after we took him before Justice Rickards, and he was committed till next morning, when we took him to the Angel and Crown, where the Justices sit in White-Chapel. At first he said he bought it of two men, but at last he confessed he was guilty of the fact with the two prisoners. Westbrook and Arnold were brought there. Hore looked Westbrook in the face, and cried, and said to the Justices, I am heartily sorry for Westbrook, for I believe he did not then know of our robbing the man, having met with him by chance in the street, and that he had not a farthing of the money, and that Westbrook went from them in fifteen minutes after. He said whoever sold the watch was to have the most part of the booty, and the other old watch he kept himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; they asked me to go and drink some purl, I said I was low, they offered to treat me; I went with them and drank part of two or three pints. I came out and left them there, Arnold promising to call on me in the afternoon to go and see for some business. I am a bricklayer, he called, and we went, but could get no business. Then he asked me if I would go on the highway with him; it startled me very much: I refused it, and then he asked me to go and drink, as night was coming on, with
<persName id="t17540227-6-person84"> Isaac Summers
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We went, and as we were going along we met him and Westbrook together. We all four agreed to drink at the Bull's Head in Bull-and-Mouth-street, and after we had been there some time, Summers and Arnold got up and went to the door, and they started the question to Westbrook and me, to go and rob the first man we met. Being in liquor we agreed to go with them, Summers had a stick, and Arnold had a screw barrel pistol. We walked about to where Summers and Arnold took us, which was into Gough Square, Fleet-street, but could find nothing. Summers said, if he could see a servant maid come out with a cup or silver mug, which he had seen people come to the Cheshire Cheese for beer with, he would knock her down and take it. Then Summers proposed to go into Moor-Fields to rob the first man we met. Westbrook agreed as we did, we were all together. Then we met with a gentleman, whom we past by, and then Westbrook and I would have gone home, but the others insisted on our staying. So we did, and came down the middle quarter, and met this Mr. Harper; Arnold went up to him first, and asked him what it was o'clock; he said he believed it had just struck eight; then Arnold asked him for his money; he said he had none; then Summers came up with a pistol in his hand, and run it against the prosecutor's head, and knocked him against the pales; then they insisted upon the watch; they felt about, and I clapped my hand on the man's shoulder, and drawing it
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270006"/> down felt something in his waistcoat pocket. I said here is something, I believe it is his watch. Then Arnold pulled a knife out of his pocket, and swore he would cut all the cloths off his back if he would not deliver the watch. Then I went from them; he cut the glove and string of the watch through, and took the watch. I saw him slip it into the waistband of his breeches, but he thought nobody had seen him take it. He gave the fingers of the glove to Summers, and Westbrook asked him what he had got: He said nothing, he thought there had been money in it, but there was none. Then we walked up Houndsditch and into White Chapel, and there we all agreed to go home when we were at the top of the Minories.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after the robbery?</p>
<p>Hore. About half an hour. After that I left them all at the end of Friday-street, and went home. In the morning I went to
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, where I found Arnold and Summers's wife. I asked Arnold where Summers was; he said he was gone to dispose of the watch, but in about a quarter of an hour Summers came in with the watch, and said he would not go with it any more. Then Arnold and I was asked, but we both refused it. Then it was proposed, whoever disposed of it should have Westbrook's part, as he knew nothing of it. Then I took it, and went to this gentleman's house in the Minories, and there disposed of it for 25 s and a shagreen watch. He gave me an 18 s. piece, and the rest in silver.</p>
<p>Q. to Palace. Is this true?</p>
<p>Palace. It is. I gave him an 18 s. piece, and the rest in silver.</p>
<p>Evidence continues. I went and told them I had got two guineas for it, and gave Summers the 18 s. piece and 3 s. in silver to be between them, so had 4 s. and the shagreen watch; then I left them together.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Have you at any time declared Westbrook knew nothing of what you were about to do, and that he was very much in liquor?</p>
<p>Hore. Yes, I have before the bench of Justices; he was in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Have you declared to any body that Westbrook was not in sight when you took the watch?</p>
<p>Hore. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. When was this discovered?</p>
<p>Hore. About a year after.</p>
<p>Q. How came it to be discovered that you was a person concerned in this robbery?</p>
<p>[To this question be would give no direct answer, although asked him three times over, but prevaricated, and talked of his being drawn in by the others, and that he was fuddled at the time, &c.]</p>
<p>Q. Your art is seen in evading this question: Pray answer this plain question, on what occasion did you go to Castle's house in January last?</p>
<p>Hore. I went there to buy a pair of pistols for Arnold, and it was a good providenc it was prevented, for we should very likely have done some mischief with them.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to tell them you had sold the watch for two guineas, when you had sold it but for 25 s. and an old watch?</p>
<p>Hore. Summers told me he was offered two guineas for it at Mr. Briscoe's.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to give them an account you had sold it for two guineas?</p>
<p>Hore. I can give no account of that.</p>
<p>Westbrook's defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of it than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Arnold said the same.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person86"> John Arnold
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Westbrook about a dozen years, he has worked under me as a Bricklayer. I also have known George Hore, he was my bedfellow about seven years, and on the 25th of January he related this affair, but said Westbrook was in liquor, and knew nothing of what they had done; and that they met him very promiscuously, and that he knew nothing of their design; that they had been to see some cocks fight in Moor-Fields, and he said because Summers was gone, he was obliged to mention two to save his own life. Westbrook was always very willing to work.</p>
<p>Mr. Best. I know Westbrook by sight, his brother is my acquaintance, he desired me to go with him to this Hore, which I did, and we told him we came to ask him whether Westbrook was with them either before or after that time; he said he had not, and that he was so fuddled he knew not what was done, and that he stood at a distance from them at the time.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person87"> William Wynne
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person87" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went along with Mr. Best and Westbrook's brother, and Hore said to Mr. Westbrook, as to your brother Frank he is very innocent, I will not hurt him; he said he was much fuddled, and that when they attacked the man Westbrook was gone forward, and knew nothing of the fact. I know the prisoner to be a working
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270007"/> man, and never loses time when he can get work. I have great reason to think him innocent.</p>
<p>Mr. Cleaver. I have known Westbrook about a year, he worked for me, and was very diligent in his business. I really believe him to be an honest man.</p>
<p>Mr. Steed. I have known him about sixteen or seventeen years, he always bore an honest character; he has worked for me four years, and behaved well.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person88"> Charles Parnel
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person88" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him five or six years, I look upon him to be an honest industrious fellow. Hore told me, to be sure he received no benefit by the robbery, and never saw the watch.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person89"> William Norman
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person89" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him from his being an apprentice, I do not think he would be guilty or privy to a robbery.</p>
<p>Mr. Brown. I have known Westbrook in Town and Country; he is one of the soberest of the sort, and a pretty workman; I do not think him guilty of the fact.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person90"> George Whitton
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person90" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him from his infancy, he is a sober industrious man; I do not imagine him guilty of such a thing as is laid to his charge.</p>
<p>Mr. Edan. He worked for me, and behaved very well; I never saw any other but that of an honest man by him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person91"> William Frances
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person91" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ten years, I have no reason to think from what I know of him, that he would be guilty of a robbery.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person92"> Samuel Lambeth
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person92" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner Arnold about eight years, he is a bricklayer; his general character is that of a very good one.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person93"> Jonathan Reed
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person93" type="given" value="Jonathan"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him near two years, his general character is that of an honest man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person94"> Martha Hotskins
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person94" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him about two years, he is a very honest good boy in working for his mother.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person95"> Henry Allen
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person95" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Arnold ten years, I live near his mother where he lives; I believe he would be far from doing such a thing as he is charged with.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person96"> John How
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person96" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person96" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him fifteen or sixteen years, he is a well-behaved lad; he has worked for me: I never lost any thing by him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person97"> Charles Burgess
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person97" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the Old-Bailey, I have known him fourteen years: I never heard any ill of him 'till this, and I do not think he would be guilty of a street-robbery.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person98"> John Rose
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person98" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Angel-street; I have employed Arnold three summers and part of three winters at several houses; I never heard any ill of him, he was always industrious, and then bore a good character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person99"> Benjamin Humphreys
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person99" type="given" value="Benjamin"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Arnold ten years, he is very industrious, and is an extraordinary sober young man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person100"> Thomas Cruff
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person100" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Arnold upwards of three years, he is very industrious : I believe he wholly maintained his mother, brother and sister. I do not think him any way inclinable to do such a thing as he is now charged with.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person101"> John Morgan
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person101" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Green-Arbour-Court, I have known Arnold about seven years; I always took him to be a sober and hard working fellow; I do not think he would commit a robbery.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person102"> Gabriel Hartle
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person102" type="given" value="Gabriel"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person102" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Smithfield; I have known Arnold sixteen years: he is a very sober lad, I always look'd upon him to be honest. I do not think him guilty of committing a street-robbery.</p>
<p>Mr. Neel. I have known Arnold ever since he was a child: I always believed him to be a very honest lad. I believe he would not commit a street-robbery.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person103"> Agnes Rockall
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person103" type="given" value="Agnes"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-6-person103" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Arnold ten years, I never heard any thing amiss of him before this. I look upon him to be an industrious lad. Upon my word I do not believe he would be guilty of a street-robbery.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-6-person104"> William Willet
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<interp inst="t17540227-6-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Arnold about three years; he has behaved very well in getting a livelihood for himself and his mother.</p>
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<p>Q. Whose aprons were these?</p>
<p>Shepherd. They were mine.</p>
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<p>Q. What marks were on it?</p>
<p>Sharp. The maker's name Billicom, and by a slaw that was on it, about the middle. I had bought it last summer, it cost me thirty shillings; I took up the prisoner as soon as I found he had sold it to Quick. He said, he bought it of some body, and that he had sold it to Quick.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-8-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner brought the saw into my father's house about six weeks ago, and said the owner was in trouble and afraid to come out of doors, and had sent him to sell the saw. He would not tell me where the man was; so I bought it for twelve shillings: I gave him six shillings and sixpence in part, and was willing to see the owner before I paid him the other. The next day I made an inquiry about it, and found out the owner.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a saw was it?</p>
<p>Quick. It was a long saw, the maker's name Bellicom; Mr. Sharp claimed it as his property, and it was delivered to him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-8-person117"> Benjamin Culom
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<interp inst="t17540227-8-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was by when the Prisoner brought the saw to sell to Quick. Quick and the Prisoner worked together. The Prisoner said, the man must have the saw or money that night, so it was agreed they were to have it between them, and Quick gave him his half of the money.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I gave twelve shillings for the saw, and Quick was to have half of it, and he gave me six shillings and sixpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-8-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner fourteen years, I have trusted him in my house, I keep a publick house; he has drawn beer for me. I do not know that he ever wronged me. This was since he was out of his time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-8-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him four months, he kept very good hours, he lodged in my house; he appeared to be a sober, worthy, honest man.</p>
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<p>The copy of the record of her conviction was read in Court, the purport of which was, that she, on the 4th of April, 1748, was in due course of law tried for a capital felony, at the goal-delivery for the city of Bristol, and convicted, and received sentence of death; and after that it appeared, she received his majesty's royal mercy, upon condition of transportation for fourteen years. which she accepted upon that condition, and the Court did award the same on the 29th of August following.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-9-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to the town-clerk at Bristol, I believe the Prisoner at the bar is the very person that was tried and convicted as here mentioned. I attended the Court at the time.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-9-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Bristol. The Prisoner was near two years in Newgate in Bristol at or about 1748, I had custody of her: I was in Court when she was convicted for a capital felony before Sir
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<interp inst="t17540227-9-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and I remember her being under sentence of transportation afterwards for the same, and put on board a vessel, I know not the name, but the captain's name was Whitare; the ship belonged to Benson of Biddeford.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-9-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was night constable in Bristol when the Prisoner was convicted there. I saw her tried there, it is near five years ago, for picking one farmer Hewit's pocket. I saw her when she received sentence of death, and after that I was there present when she was on her knees and desired his Majesty's pardon, and saw her receive sentence of transportation for fourteen years. On the 18th of December last I had business in London, and coming down Bridges-street, I there saw the Prisoner at large; I apprehended her, and took her before justice Fielding, and she was committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My name is not Conner, and I am not the person. Captain
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<p>Lancey being capitally convicted at the sessions of admiralty, held on Monday the 15th of this inst. could not be admitted an evidence.</p>
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<p>See the remarkable trial of Lancey, in the admiralty-paper, published by Mr. Griffith, in St. Paul's Church-yard.</p> </div1>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540227-10-victim139 t17540227-10-viclabel52"/>. I had been with my wife and her aunt at the Half-moon Tavern, in Holbourn, below the Bars, on the last of January. About two o'clock next morning we ordered a coach to be called, and were going home; as we got to
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540227-10-off56 t17540227-10-crimeloc53"/> the coach was stopped, and a pistol fired into it; and I heard the words, your money, or we will blow your brains out. I took out half a guinea and three shillings, and gave the man. Then he opened the door and lean'd in and took my watch out of my fob, and said, drive on coachman, I have got his watch. There was another man on the other side the coach; I saw three in all, th ey were on foot; I went the same day and advertised my watch, and offered two guineas reward; and on the Saturday morning, the 2d of Feb. a pawnbroker and another gentleman came in and asked me if I was not robbed of a watch? I said, I had, and the maker's name was Kimbershaw; and there was a ribbon, and a small crystal stone set in silver; the pawnbroker told me, it was brought to him the morning before, at about nine o'clock, I lost it about two. He said it was brought by a man in a plaid waistcoat, a blue-grey coat, and a great coat over them; he did not deliver it, but I bid him keep it, and if any body came for it to secure them. After he was gone, I had some business at justice Fielding's: when I came in, there stood the Prisoner at the bar on his examination for what he had done the night before with one Wilson, who was with him; he answered the description the pawnbroker had given of the man and his dress that pawned my watch, and I told the justice's clerk of it: then I sent for the pawnbroker to come; he did, and brought my watch with him: as soon as he saw the Prisoner, he said, that is the man that brought the watch to me yesterday morning, pointing to him; then he and Wilson were brought in again before the justice and examined about my robbery; there I swore to the watch, and when I was robbed of it; and Davison the pawnbroker, to the Prisoner, as the person that brought it to him, and they were committed, Wilson to Newgate, and Dean to New-Prison.</p>
<p>Q. from the Prisoner. Can he swear I was the man that robbed him of his watch?</p>
<p>Parham. I do not pretend to swear to the man, but by his voice I believe he is the man. His is like the voice that said, Drive on coachman, I have got his watch; there was a lamp by us.</p>
<p>Mrs. Parham. I am the Prosecutor's wife, I am sure the Prisoner is the man that came into the coach and took Mr. Parham's watch out of his pocket. I saw him at New-Prison afterwards; it was overagainst a lamp in Hockley-in-the-Hole, where we were stopped by three fellows; one fired a pistol in the coach, and with a great oath said, Deliver your money, or I will blow your brains out: I cannot tell who said that, but the Prisoner was at the other door; he asked my husband for his money, or said we were dead people.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see his face at that time?</p>
<p>Mrs. Parham. No, I did not; I said, do not use us ill, you shall have all we have got, and my husband gave him what money he had. The man answered, what do you mean by giving me half-pence, or three halfpence? I said, he has no half-pence in his pocket; then the coach-door was opened, and he lean'd against me, when I had an opportunity of seeing his face by the light of the lamp; it was a dark night.</p>
<p>Q. Was the pistol loaded ?</p>
<p>Mrs. Parham. I believe it had nothing but powder in it; when I came home I was very bad. When the pawnbroker came and asked if my husband was robbed of a watch, I said, yes; and he described the person that brought it; then I said, that was the man that took the watch from my husband. As soon as I saw him in New-Prison, I said to my husband, that is the man that took your watch. I went and asked the keeper to give the Prisoner leave to drink a glass of wine with us; I said, how came you to rob us last night, and fire a pistol? he took hold of my hand, and said, for God's sake do not appear against me: if he had been amongst a hundred persons, I should have picked him out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-10-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. On the first of this month the Prisoner at the bar brought this watch (producing one which was deposed to by the Prosecutor) to me; he had on a blue grey coat, a plaid waistcoat, and a great coat over them. I saw him before the justice the next day, he had every thing then on that I had described before.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lend him on the watch?</p>
<p>Davison. Thirty-six shillings, he asked me two guineas. He said, he had been at Chatham, and was very well known in Bishopsgate street, if I inquired at such an inn; and said, he was afraid of being pressed, and wanted to pawn his watch to get down another way.</p>
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<p>Davison. I really believe I could amongst an hundred men.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was six nights locked down under ground, and was not admitted to come between the gates; so the woman could not see me the night they were robbed. I was at supper at Mr. Nicholas's in Old-street, from nine at night 'till three the next morning</p>
<p>Mr. Richards. I am a farrier in Goswell street, I have known the Prisoner ten years and upwards, he drove a hackney coach; I never heard any ill of him in my life.</p>
<p>Mr. Young. I am an undertaker, and live in Old-street; I imploy his master, the Prisoner has drove many times for me, he has as good a character as ever I heard; I never heard any blemish on his character; he would be the last man I should think to be guilty of a highway-robbery.</p>
<p>Isaac Dimsdel. I keep coaches. The Prisoner has been my servant the two last years, I have known him twelve years; he has bore the character of a very sober honest man, and behaved as faithfully as any man of his profession ever did.</p>
<p>Mr. Frances. I have known him about two years, and seen him every day almost, except he was out of town; I never heard an ill character of him.</p>
<p>Mr. Carrier. I have known him ten or eleven years, during which time he bore as honest a character as any young fellow on earth.</p>
<p>Mr. Rearsby. I am an officer in the Marshal's Court, I have known him fifteen or sixteen years; I took him to be a very honest young man. He had money of his own, and had no occasion to go a-robbing; he was going to buy a coach and horses of his own, and I advised him not.</p>
<p>Mr. Benson. I have known him nine years and upwards, during which time he bore a very good character; I should as soon have suspected my own brother to have been guilty of a robbery as him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-10-person134"> John Nolton
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<interp inst="t17540227-10-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep coaches, I have known him about twelve years, during which time I took him to be a good servant, and one that behaved well, I have had much conversation with him, I never heard he wronged any body, or used horses bad.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do these last three months?</p>
<p>Nolton. I heard he was not well in the hospital.</p>
<p>Mr. Weoley. I am a master coachman, I have known him I believe thirteen years, he was my servant two years, eight months and two days he behaved as well as any servant I ever had. It is eleven years ago since he drove for me.</p>
<p>Mr. Dunsdale. I have known him eleven or twelve years, he always behaved very well; I always looked upon him as a very honest man.</p>
<p>Mr. Clark. I have known him eight or nine years, I am a coachman, he was my servant some time, and behaved honestly and justly; I never heard an ill thing of him before in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-10-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a coachmaster, I have known him near twenty years; he has always bore a very good character 'till this happened: he worked for me, but left me about six years ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-10-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Wiltshire, when I am at home; but at present I am at my father's in town. On Friday the 1st of Feb. after eleven o'clock at Night, I was in a coach, Mr. Lane was with me; going out of the city to Cavendish-square, just by the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540227-10-off56 t17540227-10-crimeloc59"/>, we were sitting with our backs to the horses, the shutter was up, on my right hand, I was on the left side of the coach, or off-side: the other shutter was down: I saw Dean pass by us. The moon shone so very bright, I had a very fair view of him, but then did not see his face. I looked out at the window and saw him go to the horses head, by reaching over Mr. Lane, and perceived he had a long horse-pistol in his hand. The coach stopped, and he immediately came to the coach-door, and put his pistol to my breast, and ordered me to sit down and behave quietly, for then I was endeavouring to get out at that door; he said, he would use us like gentlemen; I sat down. Then the shutter on my side was let down, and Wilson looked in and presented a small pistol to me, and kept his hand in motion, and held it to me some time, a little distance from my breast: he demanded my watch and money, I gave him a guinea and some silver, I believe about three or four shillings; then he put his hand to my fob, to feel for my watch, but did not find it, although then in my fob. After this they went away. I pulled out my watch then, and found it to be twenty minutes after eleven.</p>
<p>Q. How long were they in rifling you?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270011"/>Jones. They were by the coach about three minutes, I am certain to the two prisoners by their shape, their voices, and every thing that a man's eyes or ears can tell by; and they being so soon after taken I had not lost the idea of them. Wilson had a black patch under his left eye. I had also remarked the horse pistol, which was a very remarkable one, with a brass barrel. Dean had been in the coach, and had rifled Mr. Lane. He leaving the coach door open, as soon as they were gone we both got out. Immediately there was a gentleman came up to us, and asked us if we had been robbed; we said yes; he said he thought so, and that he saw the two men run down a narrow street. We followed them, and they were secured under a lamp by Mr. Welch the high constable and six or seven other constables, in about four minutes after they left us.</p>
<p>Q. Had you called out thieves?</p>
<p>Jones. No, we had not. I described them to Mr. Welch before I saw them. Then he said he had them in custody; and we saw them afterwards, and they answered our descriptions perfectly. The black patch was in the scuffle fallen off Wilson's face, but found by one of the constables where he was stopped, and it seemed to be fresh knocked off. They were lodged in New Prison that night, and the next day carried before Justice Fielding.</p>
<p>Mr. Lane. I was in the coach along with Mr. Jones on the first of February when he was robbed. I was asleep at the time Dean came to the coach, but was awaked by his opening the coach door. He came into the coach, and held a pistol to my breast, (I observed a long brass barrel pistol in his hand by the light of the moon) he put his hand into my pocket and drew out my watch. I saw a man in a light-coloured coat on the other side of the coach, which I am positively sure was the other prisoner Wilson. I cannot say I heard him demand any thing of Mr. Jones, who was on that side, being entirely taken up with Dean. I could see the two prisoners plainly by the light of the moon, I imagine they were with us about three or four minutes. After they were gone we jumped out of the coach, and there was a little exciseman came to us, and asked if we had been robbed; we said yes; he said he thought so, and that they went down a narrow street. We followed them, and found them in the hands of Mr. Welch the constable. When I saw them again I was very positive to both of them, and I particularly described Dean before I saw him to Mr. Welch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-10-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, on the first of January Mr. Welch was out with several of us to search bad houses for disorderly people. Going along Puckeridge-street, about half an hour after eleven, in the middle of the street, Mr. Welch being foremost, we met the two prisoners coming along. Mr. Welch asked who they were, they gave no answer, but seemed to be in a hurry; all on a sudden I saw they had pistols, and laid hold of Dean. Mr. Welch said this fellow has got a pistol, (meaning Wilson) I left Dean in the hands of two other constables, and went to Wilson, who was then down on the ground. As soon as I came he put this pistol to my breast [producing a small pocket pistol] and was some time before I could get it out of his hand, and examining it afterwards found it to be loaded with powder and ball, and primed. The other constable that had hold of him on the other side, found another pistol in his pocket, and after we had got him up on his legs, came Mr. Jones with a stick, and Mr. Lane with a sword drawn in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after you had stopped them?</p>
<p>Smith. It was about two minutes after; I heard Mr. Jones describe Dean to Mr. Welch and Mr. Lane the other.</p>
<p>Hen. Flanerkin. I am a constable, and was with Mr. Welch at the time. [He confirmed the evidence given by Smith, with this addition, that he found the watch, which he produced, and Mr. Lane deposed to, on the ground where Dean was first stopped; and that when Wilson was first stopped he had a black patch on his face, which he found afterwards on the ground where he was stopped.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-10-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, and was with Mr. Welch, &c. [He confirmed the account given by the last evidences, with this addition, that when the two prisoners were coming along, one said to the other, they sung a good song. Mr. Jones (the prosecutor) said, I suppose they meant me and a young lady, who some time before they stopped us we were singing in the coach. Murphy farther added, that when he stopped Dean he heard something fall, and in the place, after the prisoners were secured, he found the long pistol, which was produced]</p>
<p>
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<p>I know nothing of this robbery, but as I was going along the street, having offended no body, was stopped by a parcel of men, who searched me, but found nothing upon me.</p>
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<p>See Wilson tried twice before, No 479, in Alderman Blackford's mayoralty.</p>
<p>There was another indictment against them for robbing Mr. Lane of his watch, but being capitally convicted was not tried on that.</p> </div1>
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<p>It appeared by the evidence that the prisoner went into the prosecutor's shop to buy some candles, at which time the scissers were lying on the counter, but they were missing when he was gone. That the prisoner carried them to be ground at the cutler's who before had ground them for the prosecutor, who knew them again, and gave intelligence to the prosecutor; upon which, when he came for them again, he was stopped and committed.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor was coming down
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was not near him, and know nothing of this handkerchief; they took and dragged me about, and knocked me down, and used me very ill.</p>
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<p>Q. How much was there of it?</p>
<p>C. Johnson. I cannot exactly tell the number of yards, but can safely say there was above six yards of it.</p>
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<p>I never laid my hand on the ribbon, nor had any man there that belonged to me.</p>
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<p>169 (L.)
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<interp inst="t17540227-16-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I am the prosecutor's apprentice, knowing myself innocent, and having been suspected of robbing my master, I concealed myself in the shop in order if possible to find out who robbed him, and saw the prisoner take some of the things and go out. I followed him to his home, and brought him back again to my master. He confessed he took them, and down on his knees and begged forgiveness.</p>
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<p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540227-17-off92 t17540227-17-cd93"/>. ++</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-17-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There I found four pair of stockings and two childrens bed-gowns; and I found the cloak and a coarse apron at another pawnbroker's. I met with Stapeler, brought him into my house, and charged him with taking the goods mentioned. He owned it, and said he had sold the bonnet, an India handkerchief, and two quart pots, to the other prisoner. I got a warrant to take her the same day, but when taken could find nothing upon her [ The goods found at the pawnbrokers produced in court and deposed to.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-17-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the officer, and was sent for to take the prisoner Stapeler into custody. I went, and the boy owned he had been guilty of the offence, and said he had seen other boys sell things to this woman, and she encouraged him to bring what he could, so he took three quart pots and stamped them together, and sold them to her for a shilling. These goods here produced were at the same time delivered to me, which he owned he stole from the prosecutor. I and Mr. Tvrrent took
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<p>
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<p>Stapeler's defence.</p>
<p>I was out of work, and these people used to give me a bit of victuals, and
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<p>Stapeler
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<p>171. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540227-18-off98 t17540227-18-crimeloc99"/> last Friday was se'nnight, coming out I felt an hand in my pocket, and immediately missed my handkerchief.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270014"/> Turning round I saw the prisoner cross the way, so suspected him. I followed him, and saw him slip something into his pocket. Then he crossed the way again, and I still followed him. He stopped in Grocer's Alley, but I desired him to go on, and said I did not care to trust him behind me but he refused so to do, and then I said to him, I believe you have got my handkerchief. He ran as hard as he could; I cried out; stop thief, he was stopped in the Old Jury, and near the place where he was stopped the handkerchief was found. [Produced in court and deposed to.]</p>
<p>Mr. Barrot. I was in the Old Jury on Friday was se'nnight, and heard the cry, stop thief. Mr. Wright who was with me stopped the prisoner at the bar, and assistants that followed laid hold on him. The prosecutor said he had lost a handkerchief, and I observed something like one fly and drop as the prisoner was stopped; upon which I went to the place and took up this handkerchief which the prosecutor has swore to.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say the handkerchief dropped from the prisoner?</p>
<p>Barrot. I cannot say that.</p>
<p>Mr. Wright confirmed the account given by the last evidence.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming by the Mansion-house, thinking no harm, I went down the Old Jury, and took no notice of any body, and turned into a lane going my direct way home; this gentleman came quick after me, I made room for him to come by, but he said you have got my handkerchief, and struck me on my head. I said what is that for? he said he would tell me presently. I ran for some body to assist me, then he called out, stop thief. I was so stunned by the blow I did not know which way I ran, and they stopped me and dragged me about.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>172. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17540227-19-person203"> Charles Appleby
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<interp inst="t17540227-19-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Saturday the 2d of this instant, about seven in the evening, going along
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<p>Q. When do you remember you had it last?</p>
<p>Appleby. I had used it about three minutes before.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never did such a thing in my life. Please to examine Mr. Lilley to my character.</p>
<p>Mr. Lilley. He is a very bad boy, I have seen him a drawer at an alehouse, he has been here two or three times, and is as bad a boy as can be.</p>
<p>See him an evidence on the trial of Fairbrother by the name of Degon, No 467, in Alderman Gascoigne's mayoralty.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>173, 174. (L.)
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<p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540227-20-off106 t17540227-20-crimeloc108"/>. I live at Horton near Windsor, and came to town the 18th of this instant, and when I came into the warehouse missed two sacks of malt. I called to the wharfinger to know if he knew any thing of the matter, and he told me I had been robbed. I refer the rest to the other evidences.</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. How much did they contain?</p>
<p>Bing. Eight bushels. There being an alarm, some of it was taken away, we went and counted them on the Monday: I was at the taking up the Prisoner upon suspicion, and took him before my Lord-Mayor; there he confessed, that he and another person had taken them, and that he had sold one of them to Foulback for sixteen shillings, so we went with him to Foulback's house, in Petticoat-Lane; Strong asked Foulback for the sack, answered, he believed he could find it, and it was produced; it belongs to
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<p>Q. What sort of a sack?</p>
<p>Lullock. A large sack. He said, he had got some sweepings of malt and a piece of beef the bargeman had given him; I said, he should not go out with it till I saw what he had, and pushed it off his shoulders; it burst in the fall; then he went away: I went and fetched a candle, and found it was good malt.</p>
<p>Strong. He say I ran away; I staid there 'till he brought a candle.</p>
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<p>Q. Look at this sack that is here produced.</p>
<p>Barney. It is my sack.</p>
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<p>Q. to Nash. What conversation had you with Foulback ?</p>
<p>Nash. In coming to my Lord-Mayor, I asked him, how he came to buy malt of Strong and the other person? he said, he did buy malt, and gave them ten shillings a sack, but Strong said, he gave him but eight shillings a sack, that is, sixteen shillings a quarter.</p>
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<p>Strong's Defence.</p>
<p>That Saturday as they talk of I was not near the warehouse.</p>
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<p>Q. What day was this?</p>
<p>Cherry. It was of a Wednesday, about three weeks ago.</p>
<p>Q. Did she go to the place where the money was, to do any business?</p>
<p>Cherry. I sent her to clean out the closet.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she produce the stars?</p>
<p>Bullion. No; I never saw or heard that she did. I always had a good opinion of her before this.</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<p>Cherry. No, I only keep the first floor.</p>
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<p>I never saw any of the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-23-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost two holland shirts within a fortnight, about a fortnight ago. Upon suspecting the Prisoner, who was servant at Mrs. Grant's, where I live, his box was searched by Mr. Eager and Mr. Ridge. One shirt produced in Court and deposed to: which was one that they brought down.</p>
<p>Q. Had you asked him after these shirts?</p>
<p>Tavan. I did, and he denied knowing any thing of them. Then I produced the shirt, and told him, it was taken out of his own box; he persisted upon having no knowledge of it. I took him before a magistrate, then he said the washerwoman brought it among his linnen.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-23-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to Westminster-school, and board at Mrs. Grant's, the Prisoner was servant there; I went and looked in the Prisoner's box, he being suspected to have taken several things, and at the bottom of it I found this shirt, here produced. It was clean, and folded up. This was not his proper box, in which he used to put his linnen.</p>
<p>Q. Was the box locked?</p>
<p>Ridge. It was, but we found the key in another box of his.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was the Prisoner's box?</p>
<p>Ridge. He owned it was: it was in the room where he lay.</p>
<p>Mr. Eager. I was present with Mr. Ridge at the searching the Prisoner's box. He confirmed the account given by Mr. Ridge.</p>
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<p>Tavan. I am positive I gave this shirt to the woman on the eleventh of December last to wash.</p>
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<p>I do not know how that shirt came in my box, except the washer-woman brought it home instead of one of mine.</p>
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<p>(M) He was a third time indicted, for
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<interp inst="t17540227-23-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I board at Mrs. Grant's, I lost a silver stock-buckle the latter end of Jan. Mr. Ridge and Mr. Eager brought it to me last Saturday
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270017"/> night. When I lost it I asked the prisoner if he knew any thing of it, but he denied it, and told me he believed it was the maid-servant that had taken it. but gave me no reason why he believed so. After I found it I asked him how he came by it; he said one Mr. Davie, who has been gone from us since last August, lent it him; but I had it in my custody the latter end of January.</p>
<p>Mr. Ridge. Upon the search we made at t he time I mentioned, we found this stock-buckle in the prisoner's box where the linen was.</p>
<p>Mr. Eager. I was with Mr. Ridge in this search, and saw the stock-buckle found in the prisoner's box. I have seen it in Mr. Biggs's custody since Mr. Davie went away.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I do not know how that buckle came into my box, or who put it there.</p>
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<p>178. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17540227-24-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live servant with Mr. Partington, the candlesticks, nozels, china cup and saucer belonged to my master. When I came down stairs on the 5th of February I found the pantry door open, which I had locked before I went to bed, and the sash of the kitchen window half up, which used to be shut over night. The prisoner was
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Will my key open your pantry door?</p>
<p>Saunders. No, I cannot open it with it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-24-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an apprentice to the prosecutor, the first account I had of the affair was on the 5th of February, between seven and eight in the morning, by
<persName id="t17540227-24-person258"> William Saunders
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<interp inst="t17540227-24-person258" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-24-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who came and called me up. I got up, went down, and found the pantry and kitchen door open. When my master came down it was proposed we and our boxes should be searched. A chest of drawers of mine was searched, and so was the prisoner; I was present when the two silver candlesticks were taken out of the dust-hole. I heard the prisoner own she took the three guineas, and she said at the same time that she did not take the candlesticks, and also that she had thrown the money, with about 22 s. of her own, down into the vault to avoid a discovery. When the search was proposed she continued in the same story some time, but at last she said she wrapped it up in a piece of paper and threw it into the street out of the window. She was asked if she had any body concerned with her. She denied she had, but at last said she had, but did not know who.</p>
<p>Cross-examination.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she lived in your master's house?</p>
<p>Chemford. About two or three months.</p>
<p>Q. Had she any threats or promises?</p>
<p>Chemford. She was threatened if she did not discover the affair to be sent to goal, and she was promised favour upon a discovery.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-24-person259" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lived in the family, and on February the 5th I heard the prisoner say she put the three guineas down the vault, and after that she said she wrapt it up in a piece of paper and threw it out of the window, She utterly denied meddling with the silver candlesticks, and as to the cup and saucer she said she put them into her pocket to entertain her friends with, and that they were her master's property.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look upon her in her perfect senses at that time?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270018"/>Dodsley. She was very much confused indeed.</p>
<p>Q. Was this cup and saucer what she always used?</p>
<p>Dodsley. I never saw them before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-24-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 5th of February I came down as usual, my servant told me the house had been robbed, and he had lost three guineas and two silver candlesticks. I desired to know in what situation he found the window; he shewed me, and that was with the sash half up, and that the pantry door was open, and the prisoner's box open, and her caps and ruffles thrown about. She said she had lost 22 s. but had found half a crown under the table, and her silver thimble in the ashes. I examined her box, but perceived no violence on it, and the same by the pantry door and window; then I suspected it must be done by some body within side. I proposed a general search to all of the servants, and all desired it, and said they could give no account of it. Presently I saw the snuff-box taken out of the dust-box, and William said that was the box his money was in. Then looking into the dust-hole I found the two pair of breeches, and the two silver candlesticks. I said I would begin to search for the money lost, and her money which she said she had lost; she was going to run from me when I went to search her. I found a blue and white china cup in a paper, my property; and searching farther I found some of Mrs. Partington's things in her pocket. Then I sent for a constable, upon which she seemed confused, and said she had thrown the three guineas down the vault. She fell on her knees, and said she should be ruined, and that she would make up the money if I would not hurt her character. I asked if any body was concerned with her. She said there was, but after that said she did not know who it was.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a good character with her?</p>
<p>Part. I had.</p>
<p>Q. Did not she say afterwards she had thrown the three guineas out of the window?</p>
<p>Part. She said she did. When she found she was to be searched, she ran up stairs and threw the money out of the window.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say for herself, but called Mrs. Banks, with whom she lived servant 13 months,
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<interp inst="t17540227-24-person262" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-24-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who had lived in the same family three years where the prisoner had lived servant; Mr. Bowen, who had known her fourteen or fifteen years; Mr. Wright, who had known her some years; Mr. Long, who had known her ten years;
<persName id="t17540227-24-person263"> Martin Paddey
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<interp inst="t17540227-24-person263" type="given" value="Martin"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-24-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who had known her fourteen or fifteen years; Mrs. Hunt, who had known her a year and half; and
<persName id="t17540227-24-person264"> Anne Steel
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<interp inst="t17540227-24-person264" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-24-person264" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who had known her fourteen or fifteen years, who all gave her an exceeding good character.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>179. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17540227-25-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Tuesday, about a quarter before eight at night, I was at the corner of
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<p>Prosecutor. There is my name on the handkerchief.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-25-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am uncle to the prisoner, and have known him a great while, he has attended his father as porter to several waggons till within these three weeks, and he has behaved exceeding well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-25-person272" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-25-person272" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He is indicted by the name of Chainey, but his name is Cherry, I have known him from his cradle, and never knew him suspected of the least dishonesty, or heard any thing amiss of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-25-person274" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>180. (M.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270019"/>181. (M.)
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<p>It appears the ropes were safe on board the brigantine Phillis, lying on the river Thames, on the 8th of Feb. on the 9th they were missing. That the Prisoner was taken with them upon him, who said, he found them on a bulk at Cockhill, and that they were the property of captain
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<p>It appeared by the same confession, taken before the justice, the Prisoner had sold the three pounds of candles to the Prisoner Barker, but that she bought them at the common price that people buy them to sell again.</p>
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<p>[The letter read in Court to this purport.]</p>
<p>Honoured Uncle,</p>
<p>This comes to acquaint you, that I could not come to meet you at Islington on Sunday. My master employed me another way, not honestly; he forced me to steal two apple-trees, and a great many flower-roots, and box, for edgings of his garden. Every night he takes something or other out of doctor Battey's garden. Lately he took two deals out of the bricklayer's scaffold, worth two shillings or half a crown, and many other things. I desire you will find some remedy for it, or the consequence may be bad. Pray get some relief for me if you can.</p>
<p>Signed,</p>
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<p>P. S. My fellow-apprentice has sent to his brother in the Poultry.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-30-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am sixteen years old; I have served four months all but six days to the Prisoner. My master went over the wall and took two deal boards from the bricklayer's scaffold, and handed them over to me, from out of doctor Battey's garden, about eight or nine o'clock at night, I do not know the day. He bade me go up to my fellow-apprentice and send him down to his bed-chamber to take the two boards in at the window, which he did with my help. There was J. C. on one of them. I was in the parlour when this letter was read to him; he told them, they acted like gentlemen of prudence, because they took a step not to injure his character: he owned it was all fact. He went and opened the window and bade them look out, and they might see the trees and things in the garden, and if they would go up stairs, they might see the boards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-30-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The evidence Abbot that has been examined is my brother's son, I live in Tower-street. I received this letter from him, and went after that in company with Mr. Blackey and Mr. Layel to the Prisoner's house; there Mr. Layel read this letter to him; he confessed to the trees that we saw growing in his garden, and said, it was a thing that he should not have done, and begged we would not take away the boys; he did not deny taking the boards, and said the boys should go up stairs and shew them to us, but we did not go up to see them.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Is the only reason for this prosecution because the boys were not discharged?</p>
<p>Abbot. It is the only reason. After that he desired we would leave the boys with him, and he would never do so any more.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-30-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Gracechurch-street, the youngest apprentice is my nephew. I went with the last evidence and Mr. Layel to the Prisoner's house; Mr. Layel read this letter over to him, he confessed the charge in it: we desired to have the boys away; he said he would discharge the boys with all his heart, and that it was a very prudent step in us to come in that manner, and not to expose his character; and said, some of the boards were put upon the summer-house in his garden. We relied upon his promise, and he appointed to meet us in Tower-street, at Mr. Temple's; there he refused to deliver up the boys indentures and bonds, and summoned them to return. We applied to a justice of the peace, and he bound us over to prosecute.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-30-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am brother to the apprentice, I gave ten pounds to the Prisoner with my brother when he was bound. [He confirmed the other two last evidences.]</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>This is a malicious prosecution. I never sent these boys to fetch any thing but my own. I know nothing of any boards. As Dr. Battey was clearing away in his garden he gave me liberty to fetch the things I have taken. This is a contrivance to get away the boys, now they are capable to do me some service.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-30-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a bricklayer, and am building and repairing a mad-house for doctor Battey at Islington. I was sent for to come to justice Fielding's; there I was told, that a deal of things were taken from doctor Battey's grounds; the two boys were sworn; they said the same as now. I dare say doctor Battey would have given the Prisoner a load of trees, if he had asked for them. I heard the doctor say he had given the Prisoner's wife liberty to take the trees and odd bits of wainscot to help to build an arbour. The doctor went into the garden after this, and said in my hearing, all the things were not worth a shilling, had there been as much more, and that he was very welcome to as many more. The boys mentioned two boards before the justice, marked J. C. I mark my scaffolding-boards so. I ordered my man that has the care of the scaffolding to see if any were missing, neither he or I missed any. The boys then said they were two white deals, but mine are all yellow ones.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you miss deals from your scaffolding?</p>
<p>Chidley. No, nor did I believe I had lost any.</p>
<p>Q. Nor do you not believe you had now?</p>
<p>In a few days will be published the Second Part of these Proceedings.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270021"/>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 27th, Thursday the 28th of FEBRUARY, Friday the 1st, Saturday the 2d, Monday the 4th, Tuesday the 5th, and Wednesday the 6th of MARCH.</p>
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. PART II. NUMBER III. for the Year 1754, BEING THE Third 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="175402270022"/>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>Chidley. NO, upon my oath I do not. The two boys came to me about a month after the time they said they were taken, and told me of it: I said, why did not you tell me at that time? they said, they had not come then, but it was in order to get away their indentures; they pretended there was a great deal of wainscot taken. I got a search warrant and searched the Prisoner's premises, I found no scaffolding-boards or wainscot. I was asked to prosecute this man at the justice's, I said, would you have me prosecute a man when I find nothing upon him? I went away; after that two constables came and fetched me back by the arms, and I was bound over to prosecute; after that the justice said, Sir, are you content? I said, would you have me tell a lye? I am not content; this was the blind Mr. Fielding; who said, we must prosecute this man, or we shall not get the boys discharged. This is as mere a handle of these people as ever was invented.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-30-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I worked journey-work with the Prosecutor, I have known Abbot the apprentice break his work, and then lay a stick in his master's way, in order that his master might beat him, that he might get his indentures sued out by his uncle. I have heard him say several times, he would get away either by fair or soul means.</p>
<p>Q. to Abbot the apprentice. Did you ever say you would get away from your master at all events ?</p>
<p>Abbot. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Chidley. He has said to me many times, that he would get away at all events.</p>
<p>Q. Was this declaration before this charge on his master?</p>
<p>Mariot. It was.</p>
<p>Q. What is the Prisoner's character?</p>
<p>Mariot. He always bore a good one; I never heard any ill of him in my days.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-30-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Abbot the apprentice has said to me several times, provided I did not tell his master, he would tell me so and so. He said, he had a mind to sue out his indentures, and had a scheme that would do, and then he could work for himself, and could earn a great deal of money, and that he had brought the youngest apprentice into his own way. He said once to me, his master had struck him, thinking he had put tallow into a marrow-bone for his master to eat.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-30-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner fourteen or fifteen years, I take him to be as honest a man as lives. I keep a nursery-garden at Lambeth. I told him, if he had a mind for a dozen or two of trees he was welcome. I once sent a man with some and other things; he knew he might have had as many as he would from me for sending for them; I cannot think he would go to steal the doctor's trees, when he might have had as many as he would for nothing.</p>
<p>Mrs. Pascote. I have known the Prisoner between eleven and twelve years, he has the character of a very honest faithful man.</p>
<p>Mrs. Long. I have known him upwards of eight years, he is as just and honest a man as any in England.</p>
<p>Mr. Ward. I have known him six or seven years, he is as worthy and honest a man as ever lived.</p>
<p>Mr. Preston. I have known him seventeen years, he is a very honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-30-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him upwards of eight years, he is a very honest man.</p>
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<p>The Prosecutrix
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<interp inst="t17540227-31-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> were the proprietors of two of the wigs. The first deposed, that he shaved with the Prosecutrix, and that when he came for his wig it was gone; that when the Prisoner was taken he was before the justice with him, and heard him confess the selling of the three wigs, and said he sold his wig for nine pence, tho' he owned before the justice it was worth five shillings, and that he sold Bird's wig upon the same footing as his, for nine pence. The second deposed, that when he heard the Prisoner was taken he went down to Tothill-Fields-Bridewell to him, where the Prisoner confessed to him, that he sold his wig for a shilling to a hackney-coachman and the coachman's old wig.</p>
<p>The Prisoner in his defence said, that when he went out he left all the wigs in the shop, and that he went out to seek for a better place.</p>
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<p>188. (M.)
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<p>189. (M)
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<p>190. (M.)
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<p>Q. Would you swear to the feathers of your hen?</p>
<p>Starkey. They were very much like them.</p>
<p>Q. Can you upon your oath say he took the hen?</p>
<p>Starkey. No, I cannot, because I could not find it; but I would venture to take my oath this iron (which was the same poker) broke the door open; for when it was put into the marks made in wrenching the door it fitted exactly, and is bent with the strain.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540227-34-person332" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
<interp inst="t17540227-34-person332" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner came and called under my chamber-window at two o'clock in the morning: he called my husband twice and me once, I was awake at that time, my husband was not. Presently afterwards my neighbours called out, that Saunders was breaking the doors open, and that they heard the hen cry; with that I awaked my husband, and he got up and went down stairs directly; as soon as he came down stairs the Prisoner was gone.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear his voice that night ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540227-34-person333"> Hannah Starkey
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<interp inst="t17540227-34-person333" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
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<interp inst="t17540227-34-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough; Mr. Starkey called me up, I went with him to the Prisoner's house, there I saw the pot over the fire, and the feathers lay upon the floor by the Prisoner; he set at victuals.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175402270024"/>Q. Did you know the hen before?</p>
<p>Hane. No, I know nothing of the hen, we charged him with the robbery, but he denied it. He then assaulted me as well as the prosecutor with the iron, and he over-powered us, and made us go home; where we staid till day-light, and till we got further guard.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look into the pot that was boiling ?</p>
<p>Hane. I did; there was never a hen there; I do not know what they did with it.</p>
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<p>191, (M.)
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<p>++
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<p>192. (L.)
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<p>++
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