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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175404240001"/>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 24th, Thursday the 25th, Friday the 26th, Saturday the 27th, Monday the 29th of APRIL, Wednesday the 1st of MAY, &c.
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER IV. for the Year 1754. BEING THE Fourth 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="175404240002"/>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>229. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was walking along and found these handkerchiefs on the ground, and I had no other place to put them in but my bosom and breeches; I am but between ten and eleven years of age.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I ply in Westminster-market; the prosecutrix desired me to open the shop-windows, which I did; after that a person called out basket, I went and earned a penny, and when I returned, she asked me if I had seen the money? I said, I did not.</p>
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<p>231. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17540424-3-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the watchman had stopped the prisoner with the lead; I compared it with the place it was taken from, and it fitted.</p>
<p>Webb deposed to that of stopping the prisoner, and comparing it with the place from whence it was taken.</p>
<p>The prisoner in his defence said, when the watchman asked him what he had there, he said, he did not know, it was given him.</p>
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<p>232. (M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-4-off17 t17540424-4-cd18"/>*.</p>
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<persName id="t17540424-4-person49"> John Blagrave
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<interp inst="t17540424-4-person49" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-4-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 5th of April the watchman stopped the prisoner and sent for me about half an hour after four in the morning; I went there, he had got nine pieces of fir, I knew it belonged to me; this was in a field next to the King's-Road, Gray's-Inn; the prisoner was taken before justice Fielding, there he acknowledged he took it away.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-4-person50" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-4-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman; about half an hour after four in the morning, on the 5th of April, I met the prisoner in Gray's-Inn-Lane with the wood on him; I asked him where he was going with it? he said, he could not tell. I stopped him, and sent to Mr. Blagrave, suspecting it to be his; his man came, and carried it back to the place where it was taken from; then we sent for Mr. Blagrave, who owned it.</p>
<p>Prisoner.</p>
<p>I hope you will forgive me; I never did so before, nor will again.</p>
<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>233. (M.)
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<p>234. (L).
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-6-off24 t17540424-6-victim57"/> </persName> .
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-6-off24 t17540424-6-crimeloc26"/> on the 17th of April, I catched the prisoner's hand in my pocket, he had my handkerchief in his hand and dropped it on the ground. [Produced in court and deposed to.]</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was near King-street in Cheapside, the gentleman accused me with picking his pocket of a handkerchief. I never saw it till he picked it up.</p>
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<p>235. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17540424-7-victim61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> did break and enter, and stealing from thence one linnen shirt, value 5 s. one linnen pillowbear, value 12 d. one napkin, value 12 d. </rs> the goods of the said William ++.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-7-person62" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-7-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 9th of March the prisoner came to Mr. Salkeld's, at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-7-off33 t17540424-7-crimeloc31"/>, throwed up the sash, and went into the room, and took out one sheet, one pillowbear, and one napkin.</p>
<p>Q. Was the sash fastened down?</p>
<p>Fox. No, it was not. This was near seven o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you say it was the prisoner?</p>
<p>Fox. I took him up the next morning on suspicion, and he confessed it upon being charged with taking the things. He told us, he would go and shew us where he had pawned the sheet; I went with him, and found it; then he took me to the Rosemary-Branch, in Rosemary-Lane, where
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<p>William Cauthery. I am a servant in the house, I was present with the other witness all the time he has mentioned in finding the goods, and at his confession.</p>
<p>Conner, another servant in the house, deposed to the same.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<p>(L.) He was a second time indicted, for
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<interp inst="t17540424-7-victim66" type="given" value="William"/>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-7-person67" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-7-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : When I took up the prisoner he confessed to the whole of the two facts; he owned to this, he opened the door, which was upon the latch, and took the sheet and pumps. I had the sheet again by his direction at the house in Rosemary Lane, [produced in court. ]</p>
<p>Q Did he confess what hour he lifted up the latch ?</p>
<p>Fox. He did not.</p>
<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>236. (L.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-8-person71" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-8-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Ivy-Lane, and am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-8-victim70 t17540424-8-viclabel39"/>; on the 8th of March in the morning, my journeyman told me he had missed seven shillings and sixpence, and suspected the prisoner had taken them. I went to a scale-beam maker, and desired him to stamp five shillings in halfpence with a cypher, which he did; I put it in the till in the morning; I missed some; I sent for a constable and took him up and searched him, and found twenty-pence of the halfpence that was marked, and five shillings in halfpence, which he had taken from out of another place, with the paper with the letter G on it, that they came in to me. The prisoner confessed he took them, and that they were my property.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-8-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a servant to the prosecutor, confirmed the whole of his evidence.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>237. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17540424-9-person77"> John Welch
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<interp inst="t17540424-9-person77" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-9-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was by when the prisoner was married to this woman (pointing to one) in the Fleet, I keep the Bell in Fleet-street; they sent for a pot of beer, and I carried it, and was there at the time of the wedding. I saw the whole of the ceremony performed; they were married by Mr. Zarrant; it was at a place called the New-Chappel.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Welch. I think it was May or June last, but I am not positive which.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the ring put on her finger ?</p>
<p>Welch. I did, and heard the whole.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-9-person78"> John Neal
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<interp inst="t17540424-9-person78" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-9-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This woman, Mr. Welch points to, is
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<interp inst="t17540424-9-person79" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-9-person79" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this wedding?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-9-person80"> John Neal
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<interp inst="t17540424-9-person80" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-9-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . No, I do not.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-9-person81" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about a year, he lodged at my house about four months; he and I were married at St. Bride's, Fleet-street, the 20th of Oct. last; then he got what I had and left me, after he had cohabited with me about a fortnight; he took away about six score pounds from me.</p>
<p>Q. Was the ring put on your finger?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-9-person82"> Martha Stowel
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<interp inst="t17540424-9-person82" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It was, and I consented to have him as my lawful husband. He confessed a bond and judgment for an hundred pounds in about a fortnight's time, to a person, and my goods were seized upon, and I had a friend who paid the money.</p>
<p>Neal. I remember the prisoner living with the first wife about a fortnight; then he brought several persons and took away all her goods, and put her out of the house.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-9-person84" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> married at St. Bride's, by a gentleman in a clergyman's habit; I heard the words mentioned by them, that he took her to be his wedded wife, and she her husband; I saw the ring put on her finger, and was there all the time. I saw the bailiffs put into her house after the marriage.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner to
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<interp inst="t17540424-9-person85" type="given" value="Martha"/>
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<p>Martha Stowel. I never heard he had a wife before I married him; I had a letter about three days before I married him, the contents were, he
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<p>Q Are you a widow ?</p>
<p>Stowel. I am.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have this to say for myself : This woman that they call my first wife, she gave out that she was not married to me; it was a drunken frolick at Welch's house, and he must be a very bad man to let the last wife be with me two hours in his house before we were married, and have a wedding dinner there, if he knew I had another wife living. This old woman gave it out that she was dead, and Welch told me if I would give him 5 l. I should hear no more of it. I own my selling some of my wife's goods in order to pay Welch for what I had expended in beer. The old woman said after this that if I would go to any remote part of the world with her she would go with me, for she was ashamed to live with me where she was known, she being so old, and myself a young man. This Welch will forswear himself presently, I hope, my Lord, you will not take his part.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17540424-9-person87" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Welch. No, my Lord, I never did.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-10-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live next door but one to the prosecutor in Blue-Cross-Street. I saw the prisoner at his door with this glass in her apron. I suspected it was not her property, and asked what she was going to do with it; she then went into his house, and laid it down in the window, upon which I called one of the workmen in the house to her, and going home saw no more of it.</p>
<p>Q. What marks do you know that glass by?</p>
<p>Revear. I know it by the places that were broke off it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These pieces were broke off the frame by wrenching it from the wainscot [producing some pieces.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-10-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a carpenter, and was at work in the house in fixing the goods for the prosecutor, who was just removed to it. Being called by the last evidence I saw the glass lying in the window, and the prisoner standing by the door. I knew that it was just before screwed up to the wainscot. The woman walked off, but was soon brought back.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went in to get a handful of shavings, but on my going out that evidence asked me what I did with them. I went back and laid them down; he then said, It was this glass that you had. They bid me get away, but after that came and took me back, and said I took the glass. I said I did not, but they hurried me away to the Gatehouse directly.</p>
<p>Q. to Revear. Did you see the glass in her possession ?</p>
<p>Revear. I did, and saw her put it down in the window.</p>
<p>She called
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<interp inst="t17540424-10-person99" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to her character. The first had known her ten years, the second fifteen, the third twelve, the fourth sixteen, the fifth between four and five, and the last eighteen, who all gave her the character of an honest woman.</p>
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<p>239. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17540424-11-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutrix lived servant with a son of mine. She was paid her wages, and going away missed her things; the prisoner was at our house, and I charged her with taking them. She denied it, and said she would go to all
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175404240006"/> the pawnbrokers to clear herself. I then went to, I believe, 40 of them, and found the goods at a pawnbroker's in Bow-Street. I shewed the man a paper of the things, which were produced, and then went to take up the prisoner, and brought her; she then confessed that she had pawned them there We took her before Justice St. Lawrence, and there she confessed the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-11-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an apprentice to Mr. Pain in Bow-Street, a pawnbroker. I took in the things of the prisoner at the bar on the 3d of April, and lent her half a guinea on them. Produced in court and deposed to, a gown, a quilted petticoat, two linen aprons, and one silk and cotton handkerchief.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had them of another young woman to pawn. I did not know they were stolen. She is gone away since I have been taken up.</p>
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<p>The tools were taken out of a house building in
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<p>There was another indictment against him for stealing two violins; but that being laid for single felony only be was not tried on it.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor's wife was coming towards her own door, and saw the prisoner going out of her house; she suspected she had stole something, and asked her what she had got when she was about six yards from the door, and found under her apron a teakettle, which she said was hers, and desired her to go and put it where she had it from, which she did. [Produced in court and deposed to.]</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I took it up to ask the price of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-15-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was eating my supper at a publick house last Sunday was se'nnight. Sanders's wife came and beckoned me to the door. I went, and there was the prisoner, who desired I would pawn this watch. I took it and went to Mr. Brown's at the Three Balls, on Snow-Hill; he asked me what I was to have upon it, and I said a guinea; he asked who was the master of it, and I saying it was not mine, he desired me to bring the master of it, and he might have the money. I said I did not know where to find him; the watch was stopped. I came out at the door where the prisoner and his wife were standing. I told them it was stopped, so we went away. I know nothing how he came by it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I found the watch in the vault, and brought it in in my hand; the old woman that kept his house was drunk.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175404240007"/>244. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17540424-16-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with the prisoner and his master, the prosecutor, before Justice Trent. I heard him say there that he spent all the money, which was in halfpence, and gave the bag to a fish-woman</p>
<p>The prosecutor did not appear.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<p>245. (M.)
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<persName id="t17540424-17-person131"> John Hays
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-17-off81 t17540424-17-crimeloc83"/>. I have a little garden at a small Distance from my house, with a little greenhouse in it, out of which were taken the things mentioned in the indictment, and several other things, but I only laid those in the indictment which were found in the prisoner's room. [Produced in court and deposed to.]</p>
<p>Q. When did you see them last there?</p>
<p>Hays. I saw them December the 12th, and missed them the 13th.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-17-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, and found the goods here produced in the prisoner's room, some of them concealed in a closet or cupboard, and have had them in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-17-person133" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-17-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with the prosecutor when these things were all found in the prisoner's room. The prosecutor described them all before we found them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>One
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<interp inst="t17540424-17-person134" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-17-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a gentleman's coachman, came to me on the 4th of December, with two other men, and brought these goods to sell. I told them I had no money, but should soon receive my pension money at Chelsea College.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-17-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Christmas eve last the prisoner came and asked me to walk with him to Chelsea to his usurer whose name is Cammel. I went with him, and we had two pints of beer. Coming back I asked him if he had received his money, and he pulled out five or six guineas. When we came to his house his wife was a little disguised in liquor, and they began to quarrel. Presently after that a gentleman's servant knocked at the door, (I had seen him before at the Red-Cross in Tothil-Street) and said, Dick, I have brought the things. He had a looking-glass in a cloth in his hand, and there were two men with him, one of whom had a bed, and the other had the other things in a case. I saw the prisoner give the gentleman's servant 5 l. 10 s. for them.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's business?</p>
<p>Borroughs. I never knew him trade in any thing before; but he told me that he was going to take a larger house, and he wanted these goods to furnish it.</p>
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<p>246. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17540424-18-person140" type="given" value="Charlotte"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-18-person140" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-18-defend137 t17540424-18-deflabel89"/>, and had lived with me about six weeks. I missed the things mentioned in the indictment, and suspecting her we had a constable fetcht, and searched her trunk, where we found them. [Produced in court and deposed to. ]</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-18-person141" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-18-person141" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I recommended the prisoner to the prosecutrix as a servant. The prosecutrix complained to me after she was there that she had lost several things and suspected her honesty. On the last of March I went there again, and was by when the prisoner's trunk was searched, and saw the things produced taken out. I heard the prisoner own that the three 36 s. pieces were the property of her mistress, that she had taken them and left them with Mrs. Camm in order to buy her a capuchin.</p>
<p>Q. How did she say she took them?</p>
<p>Gray. She said they tumbled out of her mistress's pocket in a paper, that she took them up, and taking them out of the paper, delivered that again to her mistress.</p>
<p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The money was not my lady's; and as to these other things they were put into my box.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-18-person142" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-18-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Clerkenwell parish; I have known the prisoner seven years, she lived with me two years, and left me about three quarters of a year ago; I would have trusted her with untold gold. She behaved exceedingly well as a servant.</p>
<p>Elizabeth Wells. his wife, deposed the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-18-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her seven years, she lived with me six years, and left me about two years ago; she behaved just and honestly with me.</p>
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<p>247. (M)
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<interp inst="t17540424-19-off92" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one callicoe bed-gown, value 18 s. </rs> the property of
<persName id="t17540424-19-victim147" type="victimName"> Thomas Booth
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-19-off92 t17540424-19-victim147"/> </persName> .
<rs id="t17540424-19-cd93" type="crimeDate">March 5</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-19-off92 t17540424-19-cd93"/> ++ .</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-19-person148"> Ann Booth
<interp inst="t17540424-19-person148" type="surname" value="Booth"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-19-person148" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-19-person148" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is Thomas, I live at the corner of the
<placeName id="t17540424-19-crimeloc94">Old-Bailey-Gate</placeName>
<interp inst="t17540424-19-crimeloc94" type="placeName" value="Old-Bailey-Gate"/>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-19-off92 t17540424-19-crimeloc94"/>; the prisoner called at my house the beginning of March; I being busy she staid and assisted me in making-up my work, and staid at my house all that and the next night; I got up and went out on business, and left her to take care of the things and my house, and when I returned I missed the bed-gown and her; I heard she was in Newtoner's Lane; I went there and took her and charged her with taking the gown; she said, she was coming to me, and designed to bring it to me, and was very sorry for what she had done. I took her to an officer, and the next morning to a justice, she owned it there; then she went and asked for it at the pawnbroker's with me, and it was delivered to us; [the bedgown produced in court and deposed to: and the pawnbroker deposed the prisoner brought it there and pledged it. ]</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutrix delivered the bedgown into my hands, and I did pawn it.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Did you deliver it to her?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No; I did not.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>248. (M.)
<persName id="t17540424-20-defend149" type="defendantName"> Thomas Hitchman
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<interp inst="t17540424-20-defend149" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
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<interp inst="t17540424-20-off97" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-20-off97" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one silver watch, value 30 s. </rs> the property of
<persName id="t17540424-20-victim151" type="victimName"> Thomas Eldridge
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<interp inst="t17540424-20-victim151" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-20-victim151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-20-off97 t17540424-20-victim151"/> </persName> .
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-20-off97 t17540424-20-cd98"/> *.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-20-person152"> Thomas Eldridge
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<interp inst="t17540424-20-person152" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-20-person152" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 26th of March I had hung my watch on a brass knob, as usually I did, and was gone out, and when I returned it was missing; I suspected the prisoner, and in the afternoon I took him up; he acknowledged he had taken it, and that it was at Mr. Portal's, a silversmith, near Hungerford-Market; I went there, and described it to the silversmith, and he delivered it to me; [produced in court and deposed to.]</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-20-person153"> Abraham Portal
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<interp inst="t17540424-20-person153" type="given" value="Abraham"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-20-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar brought this watch to me to sell, and I bought it of him for twenty-seven shillings.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was very much in liquor; I do not know that I had the watch. A soldier that is in the same regiment with me took it of me, and after that said, he had left it at a silversmith's shop about three or four doors below Hungerford-Market; he has since deserted.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t17540424-20-verdict99" type="verdictDescription">
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<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>249. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17540424-21-defend155" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-21-defend155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was indicted for
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<interp inst="t17540424-21-off101" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-21-off101" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one mahogany plank, value 18 s. </rs> the property of
<persName id="t17540424-21-victim157" type="victimName"> Samuel Walker
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<interp inst="t17540424-21-victim157" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-21-victim157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-21-off101 t17540424-21-victim157"/> </persName> .
<rs id="t17540424-21-cd102" type="crimeDate">Feb. 23</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-21-off101 t17540424-21-cd102"/> ++ .</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-21-person158"> Joseph Cole
<interp inst="t17540424-21-person158" type="surname" value="Cole"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-21-person158" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-21-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to Mr. Abbot's at Wapping, to measure a parcel of plank for him; when I came there, I saw a plank that I had measured for Mr. Walker, there was the mark T. A. and our own mark, which we put on planks when we measure them; I particularly remember this plank from the rest we then measured: we had made several impressions on it with a gouge in several places, and having my book about me I saw it answered in every particular. I said, I was positive it was Mr. Walker's; Mr. Abbot said, he bought it of the prisoner at the bar, upon which he was taken up.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-21-person159"> Stephen Abbot
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<interp inst="t17540424-21-person159" type="given" value="Stephen"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-21-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought the plank of the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. to Cole. Where is Mr. Walker?</p>
<p>Cole. He is here; but from among so many he cannot swear to that particular plank.</p>
<p>Q. to Abbot. What did you give for it?</p>
<p>Abbot. I gave a guinea for it.</p>
<p>Cole. That is as much as any man would have given.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A man brought it to me about twelve at noon in a boat, and asked me if I could sell it, and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175404240009"/> when he heard I was taken up he ran away.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t17540424-21-verdict103" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17540424-21-verdict103" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
<p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-21-defend155 t17540424-21-punish104"/>
<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>250. (M)
<persName id="t17540424-22-defend161" type="defendantName"> John Jennings
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<interp inst="t17540424-22-defend161" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-22-defend161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was indicted for
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<interp inst="t17540424-22-off105" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-22-off105" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing two blankets, value 2 s. three harrateen val. necs o a bed, and one sattin hat </rs>, the goods of
<persName id="t17540424-22-victim163" type="victimName"> Marmaduke Watts
<interp inst="t17540424-22-victim163" type="surname" value="Watts"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-22-victim163" type="given" value="Marmaduke"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-22-victim163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-22-off105 t17540424-22-victim163"/> </persName> .
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-22-off105 t17540424-22-cd106"/>* .</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-22-person164"> Marmaduke Watts
<interp inst="t17540424-22-person164" type="surname" value="Watts"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-22-person164" type="given" value="Marmaduke"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-22-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The things mentioned in the indictment were taken from out of a two pair of stairs room on the 26th of March. The prisoner was taken and carried before the justice; he acknowledged the taking them, fell on his knees, and begged I would forgive him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he live in your house?</p>
<p>Watts No; he is a stranger to me.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-22-person165"> Mary Stakeman
<interp inst="t17540424-22-person165" type="surname" value="Stakeman"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-22-person165" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-22-person165" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge at Mr. Watts's; I met the prisoner with the things in a bundle coming down stairs; I asked him what he had there, knowing he did not belong to the house? he answered, they did not belong to me. I laid hold of him, but he gave me a shove and ran away with the things; I called out stop him, and ran after him, and he was stopped near Russel-Court. I heard him own he took them.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t17540424-22-verdict107" type="verdictDescription">
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<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>251, 252. (L.)
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<persName id="t17540424-23-defend169" type="defendantName"> Elizabeth Carter
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<interp inst="t17540424-23-defend169" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<interp inst="t17540424-23-off109" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-23-off109" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one China bason, and seven shillings and fourpence halfpenny in halfpence </rs>, the property of
<persName id="t17540424-23-victim171" type="victimName"> Elizabeth Cartwright
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<interp inst="t17540424-23-victim171" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-23-victim171" type="gender" value="female"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-23-off109 t17540424-23-victim171"/> </persName> ,
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-23-victim171 t17540424-23-viclabel110"/>. ++</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-23-person172"> Elizabeth Cartwright
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<interp inst="t17540424-23-person172" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-23-person172" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at
<placeName id="t17540424-23-crimeloc111">the Black Horse in Barbican</placeName>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-23-off109 t17540424-23-crimeloc111"/>; I lost a pint China bason of halfpence and farthings, it was about half an hour after eleven at night. The watchman knocked at the door and ordered me to carry two full pots of beer to a neighbour, I sent them by my girl; she left the door on a jar to let herself in. She came in in about ten minutes, and then I missed the bason and halfpence. I, by enquiring, found the two prisoners had been in my house. I took them up that night on suspicion, and they confessed they took the bason and money, and that there were seven shillings and fourpence halfpenny of it; and they had about them both six shillings and eightpence in halfpence; they said, they had broke the bason in Aldersgate-street and thrown it away.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-23-person173"> Henry Main
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<interp inst="t17540424-23-person173" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-23-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman; I took up the prisoners, [he confirmed the testimony of the prosecutrix]</p>
<p>The prisoners had nothing to say in their defence.</p>
<p>Both
<rs id="t17540424-23-verdict112" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17540424-23-verdict112" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>253. (L)
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<interp inst="t17540424-24-defend175" type="given" value="John"/>
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<interp inst="t17540424-24-off114" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-24-off114 t17540424-24-cd115"/> ++.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t17540424-24-verdict116" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17540424-24-verdict116" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
<p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-24-defend175 t17540424-24-punish117"/>
<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>254. (L.)
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<rs id="t17540424-25-cd119" type="crimeDate">April 10</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-25-off118 t17540424-25-cd119"/> ++.</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Who w did that?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-25-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Not the prisoner. I pursued after him that had the hat, and the prisoner and another ran after me; when I was within about twenty yards of the person that had my hat he turned again into the market-house: then the prisoner took hold of me and said, this is he. I was pretty near the Harrow alehouse; there stood a watchman; I called him to my assistance, and we took him and another person (knowing them to be of the company that took my hat) to the watch-house, and they were committed: I do not pretend to say the prisoner was a confederate; I never got my hat again.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-25-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner eight years, and never knew him suspected of such a things as is laid to his charge, or a dishonest action.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-26-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Piccadilley, and am
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<interp inst="t17540424-26-person190" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-26-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-26-defend186 t17540424-26-deflabel126"/>. He had carried out some parcels for my master to his customers. I had been in the back warehouse, and when I returned into the shop I found the prisoner there with the till in his hand. Looking into it there was some money in it, but I don't know how much. I asked the prisoner what he was about, and he shut the till too, saying he was doing nothing at all. I then insisted on knowing what money he had in his pocket. He said, with all his heart, and pulled out 3 s. 2 d. I sent for my master to come into the shop. He came and said there were 5 s. 6 d. in the till, which he had just put in. He looked at the till, and found 1 s. 6 d. in it, upon which he charged the prisoner with taking 4 s. out.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I did not go nigh the till.</p>
<p>Guilty.</p>
<p>255. (M.)
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<p>257. (L.)
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<p>Harris Roughton. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-28-victim201 t17540424-28-viclabel136"/>. On March the 25th I was at home and my lad came and told me that a lad had taken away an ox's head from my shop, and that he had got it again, I can only say the head was my property.</p>
<p>James Purchase. On the 25th of March I was sitting minding my master's shop, and saw the ox's head lying on the stall, but presently missed it, and going behind the shop saw two lads walking up the back of the market, the prisoner being one of them; he had the head in his apron, and I took him. He told me the other was concerned with him, and desired I would run after him; but having no assistance I secured the prisoner only. He afterwards owned that they were both together, and that the other lad took the head and put it into his apron, and he was going to sell it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I did not take it. The other lad took it and put it into my apron, and I was going away with it, but was taken, and the other ran away.</p>
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<p>258. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17540424-29-person205" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am mother to the child. [ She had it in her arms.] On the 28th of March last the prisoner was in my room, and the child was going wriggling about in a strange manner. I asked her what was the matter with her? I thought her petticoats were not tied tight enough, so I tied them tighter; but still she went the same. Then I took her down into the kitchen, and setting her in my lap looked at her, and found her shift was spotted as though a person had spit upon it who had a consumption; she was as raw about the private parts as if she had been skinned. I then sent a porter for my husband, and after that we took her to Mr. Hawkins's, a surgeon in Pallmall. He was not at home, but his servant was. I told him I suspected that the prisoner had used her ill, for he had but the day before confessed he had the foul disease, and also where he got it. It was his opinion the child had the foul disease. After this I went to Mr. Pinkstone in St. Alban's-Street; he examined the child, and said she had been very ill used by some man.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the child?</p>
<p>M. Holmes. She was born Jan. 3, 1750. My husband is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-29-defend202 t17540424-29-deflabel141"/>, and so is the prisoner, he worked with us. On going out myself I have left the child for a day together in the prisoner's care, and our house being down through an entry in a very by place, very few people come there.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175404240011"/>Q. Is the child cured now?</p>
<p>M. Holmes. She is not. Mr. Pinkstone gave me an unction to anoint her, and ordered me to wash the part with warm milk, which I still continue to do.</p>
<p>Q. Is the surgeon here ?</p>
<p>M. Holmes. No, he is not. He is gone to-day to set a person's leg, I think.</p>
<p>Jane Thomas. I am a midwife. The mother shewed me the child about a fortnight ago, and I never saw a child in such a condition, unless she had been ill used by a man who had forced her. I suppose this child had and has now the foul distemper upon her, though the ointment has done her some good.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-29-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. I took the prisoner up, and heard him acknowledge to the justice's clerk that he had the foul distemper upon him; but he denied the fact he was charged with.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-29-person207" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am aunt to the child. My sister came to me on the 28th of March, and told me she feared her child had been used ill by some man, and she suspected the prisoner. I went with her to Mr. Hawkins's, whose servant said she had been used ill by some man, and gave us a letter to go with her to the hospital. I saw the child's private parts were as raw as a piece of beef, and her thighs as hard as a stone; she ran like a tap, and her shift was black and yellow with the filth.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I worked with this woman's husband three years. He owed me some money, and I asked him for it the day before I was taken up As to the fact I am innocent of it, and believe myself clear of that distemper now, though I had it about four years ago.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-30-victim211 t17540424-30-viclabel148"/>. On the 3d of March I and my wife went out to dinner; the lodgers being all out, I locked the door and made all fast below, but when I returned between 11 and 12 at night found it broke open; a door that goes into the kitchen was wrenched open, and a window shutter that before was nailed up at a back window was pulled off, and the window left open. I missed twelve pair of stockings, two handkerchiefs, and two shillings and three halfpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-30-person213" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. The prosecutor came to me and said he had been robbed, and suspected the prisoner. I went with him and took him into custody; he owned he stole the stockings, and that they were in the room where he lay at Mrs. Mayfield's in Poplar. We went there, and found eight pair. [Produced in court and deposed to.] He begged his master would forgive him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-30-person214" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with the prosecutor and last evidence in finding the goods, and heard the prisoner confess the taking them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>When I bought the stockings I had nobody with me, so I have no witness to call.</p>
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<p>Nathanael Stent. I am
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-31-off151 t17540424-31-crimeloc154"/> the prisoner came behind me and struck me, so that I leaned against the wall.</p>
<p>Q. What did he strike you with?</p>
<p>Stent. I can't tell what it was. As he struck me
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175404240012"/> he spoke, and I understood hi m, You dog, deliver, or such like words. I was surprized, and taking out my watch gave it to him; he took it and ran away.</p>
<p>Q. Had you before told him where you lived?</p>
<p>Stent. No; he asked me how far I was going, and I told him.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any thing in his hand when you were walking together ?</p>
<p>Stent. He had a little switch in his hand, but I do not apprehend the blow was given with that.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Stent. I am; after he struck me he stood before me, holding his hands out towards me, as in a posture of defence.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Stent. It was very dark.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any lamps near you ?</p>
<p>Stent. There were none.</p>
<p>Q. Could you discern his face ?</p>
<p>Stent. I could see him standing before me in the same dress he had on when he walked with me before, and I recollected him then.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say at the time you walked together, where he was going ?</p>
<p>Stent. He said, he was going to Fenchurch-street; after he had got my watch he ran away across Fleetstreet: I called out, stop thief, and followed him, but he ran down Mitre Court, and I lost sight of him.</p>
<p>Q Did you see any watchman ?</p>
<p>Stent. No; I did not. Then I went home, and it was advertised to this purport: [That whereas a young gentleman in a laced hat was assaulted by a fellow, and robbed of his watch; he, by applying to justice Fielding, might hear of it.] As soon as I heard of it I went to justice Fielding, and he examined me; I was ordered to come again, which I did, and then saw the watch; [the watch produced in court by Mr. Hine, and deposed to by the prosecutor.] The prisoner was at this time in custody; he was brought to the justice's house; I knew him to be the man that robbed me.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect the exact time you was robbed ?</p>
<p>Stent. I believe it was about ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He said, he would not take upon him to swear to me.</p>
<p>Stent. At first when he was brought in I said, I would not take upon me to swear directly that he was the person; but when I had heard him speak, and seen him a very litle time, I was positive he was the man that robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. Was he brought in amongst others, or singly ?</p>
<p>Stent. He was brought in single.</p>
<p>Q. From the prisoner. How came you to know me when I stood before you in the dark?</p>
<p>Stent. I knew him to be the same person that had been with me before, by his voice and his cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Were they the same I have on now?</p>
<p>Stent No; he then had on a sort of a white fustian</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> told me on the 29th of March, that over night he had been at the Taylor's Arms, in Wych-street, and that a man brought him in a watch, and desired him to pawn it for him.</p>
<p>Q. What is that Nokes?</p>
<p>Hine He is a very bad man, and has been convicted for perjury, and discovered that gang of Harley and
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person220" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and others; and this is the house to which all those people resort to.</p>
<p>Court. What about this watch ?</p>
<p>Hine. Nokes said, he had put him off for that night, and ordered him to come again the next morning at eight o'clock. I went along with him in order to apprehend the man; going along we called upon Mr. Norden to take him with us. I said to Nokes, you had better go on, and we will follow you; Nokes described the man and left us: as we were going along we saw Nokes and the prisoner together, going towards the New Church in the Strand; we secured the prisoner, and in searching him there, found this silver watch; he was so terrified that his water came from him. We took him into the Barley-Mow, near justice Fielding's, there he was very uneasy, and desired we would go and sell him or any thing we thought proper, and he would go and sign any thing; justice Fielding not being at home, we carried him before Barwell Smith, there he confessed what sized young man he had robbed of the watch, and that he had a laced hat on. The advertisement was put in the paper according to the description he gave before the justice; he also owned he struck him with a little stick, and that he had seen him before at an auction of books that night, but said nothing of his going with him to the post-office.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the watch 'till
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> gave it me to hold while he tied up his garter. I have witness to prove where I was when this thing was done, and that was in the Baptist's-Court, in the Old-Bailey, from seven o'clock over-night 'till seven next morning, at a private house, the man's name is
<persName id="t17540424-31-person223"> Richard Harding
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The first time I saw the prisoner was on the 28th of March; as nigh as I can guess it might be at about a quarter, or half an hour the outside, after seven at night.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Harding. I am a paviour, and work for Mr. Matthews, in Butcherhall-Lane.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the prisoner stay at your house that night?</p>
<p>Harding. He staid there and slept in a chair all night; when I went out to work next morning he was then asleep; that was at six o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What was his business at your house?</p>
<p>Harding. We were just removed from one room to another; my wife washes for gentlemens servants, and they said they would have a sort of an house-warming; he came in with one we wash for; the prisoner had no business there, but came with the other man who had told him he was going to mother Harding's house, that other man is gone into the country now.</p>
<p>Here the court ordered the evidence's wife out of court while he was examined.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What had you to drink?</p>
<p>Harding. Beer; about twelve or thirteen full-pots.</p>
<p>Q. How many were there of you?</p>
<p>Harding. Five or six.</p>
<p>Q. Was you drunk or sober when you went to bed?</p>
<p>Harding. I cannot say I was very sober, for I never went to bed at all; I only sat down upon it; I did not sleep at all.</p>
<p>Q. How had you your beer ?</p>
<p>Harding. We drank from about half an hour after seven o'clock; in the first place we had half a gallon of beer, and when that was out we had another, and drank successively 'till near four in the morning; we pour'd it out into full pots.</p>
<p>Q. Did all the company stay 'till that time?</p>
<p>Harding. There were three went home; the prisoner and a young woman that was going into a service (and is now at the Red-Cross in Newgate-market, she is a Scotch girl) sat and slept 'till morning.</p>
<p>Q. What are the names of the persons?</p>
<p>Harding. One was a man that lives at the Saracen's-Head, in Friday-street, he went away; the other was a woman, and the third a boy-like person that went away.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body else stay besides the prisoner and the Scotch girl?</p>
<p>Harding. Yes; there was another man staid.</p>
<p>Q. How many rooms have you?</p>
<p>Harding. We have but one; I was all the time in the same room.</p>
<p>Q. What is the young man's name that brought the prisoner to your house?</p>
<p>Harding. I do not know, he was an utter stranger to me.</p>
<p>Court. Consider what you say.</p>
<p>Harding. I am upon my oath, I speak the truth, I came here on purpose.</p>
<p>Q. How often has your wife washed for that man that brought him?</p>
<p>Harding. About twice.</p>
<p>Q. How was the prisoner dressed?</p>
<p>Harding. He had on a fustian frock, I believe with mohair buttons on it of the same colour.</p>
<p>Q. Of what colour was the frock?</p>
<p>Harding. It was of a lightish brown or drab colour.</p>
<p>Q. Had it a cape ?</p>
<p>Harding. I believe it had.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lived in that place?</p>
<p>Harding. I have lived there about three quarters of a year.</p>
<p>Q. to Stent. What cloaths had the prisoner on when he walked with you?</p>
<p>Stent. It was a white fustian, a little dirtyish, I think it was trimmed with black.</p>
<p>Q. Had it a cape?</p>
<p>Stent. I think it had.</p>
<p>Q. to Hines. What cloaths had the prisoner on when you took him?</p>
<p>Hines. He had on a fustian frock that had been
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<p>Q. Was there a cape to it?</p>
<p>Hines. I cannot swear whether there was or not.</p>
<p>Q to Harding. Was your wife with you all the time?</p>
<p>Harding. She was, excepting the time she fetched a pot or two of beer</p>
<p>Q Who fetched the rest of the beer ?</p>
<p>Harding. No body fetched any but my wife.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person225"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person225" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the last evidence. The prisoner came to our house with an acquaintance I wash for on the 28th of March.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen him before?</p>
<p>Jane Harding. Not to my knowledge; he came between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, and staid 'till seven in the morning; there were also three other acquaintances I wash for.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any liquor?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person226"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person226" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person226" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . We had three or four pots of beer.</p>
<p>Q. Who did the prisoner come with?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person227"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person227" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person227" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He came there with a woman.</p>
<p>Q. How came they to stay all night?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person228"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person228" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person228" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . When they had staid pretty late then they begged to stay all night.</p>
<p>Q. Who came first, the other company or the prisoner and young woman?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person229"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person229" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person229" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The others came after the prisoner came in.</p>
<p>Q. Were they quite sober?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person230"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person230" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . They were very sober.</p>
<p>Q. Who fetched the beer?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person231"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person231" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person231" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did. I went for two pots of beer to the coach-and-horses, at the corner of the Old-Bailey.</p>
<p>Q. Was that all you had?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person232"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person232" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person232" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes; that lasted them 'till morning.</p>
<p>Q. Had you no more?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person233"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person233" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person233" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . We had no more than two full pots before the others went away.</p>
<p>Q. How much beer might you have in all?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person234"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person234" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person234" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Four or five full pots were all we had.</p>
<p>Q. Did no body go to bed in the room?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person235"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person235" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person235" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No; we all set up. The prisoner slept in a chair 'till seven o'clock, and the young woman went away as soon as it was light, but I could not awake the prisoner then.</p>
<p>Q. At what hour did the young woman go away ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person236"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person236" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . At about a quarter after six.</p>
<p>Q. How many were there of you in company?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person237"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person237" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person237" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There were four besides my husband and I; some of them were going into the country, so they went away in time to the inn to go by the waggon.</p>
<p>Q. About what time did they go away?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person238"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person238" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person238" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . About five, or between four and five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What is the name of that woman that staid ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person239"> Jane Harding
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person239" type="surname" value="Harding"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person239" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person239" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I cannot tell her name no farther than Betty.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you washed for her?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person240"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person240" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person240" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I had not washed for her above three weeks.</p>
<p>Q. How often might you have washed for her in that time?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person241"> Jane Harding
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person241" type="surname" value="Harding"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person241" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person241" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She brought caps and aprons every day, and then took them away with her.</p>
<p>Q Were you all sober ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person242"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person242" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person242" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . We were all very sober?</p>
<p>Q. What cloaths had the prisoner on that night?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person243"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person243" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person243" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I cannot tell, I did not take much notice of that.</p>
<p>Q. How often have you seen him since?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person244"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person244" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I never saw him before that time nor since, 'till I saw him in Bridewell.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was a woman that came with the prisoner?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person245" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am sure it was.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not a man?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person246"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person246" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person246" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No; it was not.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you say fetched the beer?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person247"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person247" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person247" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It was a young woman, one of the company, who fetched that; I fetched none after the prisoner came in.</p>
<p>Q. In what was it fetched?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person248"> Jane Harding
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person248" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person248" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . In single quarts.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person249"> James Baynham
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a turner; the prisoner was a turn-over to me, and has lived with me two years and a half; he behaved very well during that time.</p>
<p>Q. Is he out of his apprenticeship?</p>
<p>Baynham. No; he is not.</p>
<p>Q. Has he continued with you all the time?</p>
<p>Baynham. No; he left me one Monday night, and gave me no notice of it.</p>
<p>
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<p>Baynham. I cannot tell; it was the week the robbery was committed, which was on the Saturday.</p>
<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Baynham I believe he is sixteen or seventeen years of age.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person250"> John Curtice
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person250" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I put the prisoner out apprentice about three or four years ago.</p>
<p>Q. How old was he then?</p>
<p>Curtice. I believe then he was about fourteen years old; I have trusted him in my house several times, and never lost any thing by him. I never heard but that of a good character of him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person251"> John Wingfield
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person251" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ever since he was apprentice to Mr. Baynham, and have trusted him frequently at my house, I live next door to his master; I never heard any harm of him, and was he free now, I would trust him again.</p>
<p>Q Have you been in court all the time of this trial, and heard what is sworn against him?</p>
<p>Wingfield. I have, my lord.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person252"> James Tomlinson
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person252" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him upwards of two years, he has been backwards and forwards to my house, I never heard any ill of him before.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person253"> Thomas Price
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person253" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ever since he was in our ward-school, I live within two doors of it; he used to come with messages backwards and forwards for his master; I never heard any thing to the contrary but that he is a very honest lad.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person254"> John Maridow
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person254" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person254" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner lived with me about two years as an errant boy, I have trusted him with many things of value; he always fulfilled his trust faithfully.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person255"> Catharine May
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person255" type="given" value="Catharine"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person255" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him seven or eight years, he has a very good character; I never heard any harm of him in my life.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person256"> Ruth Blyer
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person256" type="given" value="Ruth"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person256" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . To the best of my memory I have known him seven or eight years; he has a very good character, and has been trusted to my knowledge with a great deal of money and plate, at a relation's of mine, and at my house too.</p>
<p>Mrs. Tompson. I have known him two years; I never heard but that he was a very honest sober young man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-31-person257"> James Liblong
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<interp inst="t17540424-31-person257" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-31-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him two years and a half; I have trusted him in my house several times, I never missed any thing after him; his general character is a very good one.</p>
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<p>The court committed Harding and his wife to Newgate for perjury.</p>
<p>When the prisoner was brought to the bar to receive sentence, he declared what those two witnesses had swore on his trial was false, and a cknowledged the committing the fact for which he was cast.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Barrot. I am a
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<interp inst="t17540424-34-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a victualler. Clark came to live with me the Sunday before Easter; about the middle of the week she went out with a pot of beer, and when she returned she said she had picked up this coral and chain ring that hung to it. She gave them into my custody to sell if they were not advertised.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-34-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker in Denmark-Court. Rachael Lucas brought this gold locket, and told me it was a neighbour's of her's. I lent her 4 s. upon it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-34-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor had from my house one spoon and one ring, but I did not take them in then. Lucas once before had brought the same gold locket to my house, and had taken it out again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-34-person280" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , which I did. She confessed that Lucas and she had taken all these things from her master Barrot's house, and that Lucas had inticed her to it. The agat-handled fork I found in Lucas's room. [The goods produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>Clark's defence.</p>
<p>
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<p>Lucas's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of Clark's coming away till she brought these things to my house.</p>
<p>For Clark.</p>
<p>Barnaby M'Atee. I have known Clark about three years and a half. I keep a green grocer's shop. She was apprentice to me and served me very honestly. I lived next door to Mr. Barrot all the time.</p>
<p>Elizabeth his wife deposed the same.</p>
<p>
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<p>For Lucas.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-34-person283"> Hannah Taylor
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<interp inst="t17540424-34-person283" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-34-person283" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Lucas upwards of ten years, and never knew any dishonesty of her.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known her lately?</p>
<p>Taylor. I have.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-34-person284" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-34-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Lucas seven years. I keep a publick house; she has been frequently in my apartments, and I never suspected her of being a bad woman, or lost any thing by her. I would trust her the same now was she at liberty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-34-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Lucas these seven years, and never knew any ill of her.</p>
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<persName id="t17540424-35-person292"> Mary Merrit Slipper
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person292" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Kingsland Road, and am a pawnbroker. I was sitting by my fireside in the kitchen, and hearing a noise turned about and saw an arm reaching cross the counter. My child said, Mamma, mamma, there is a woman reaching two gowns with a long iron fork. I saw a woman go out with something under her arm. I ran to the door and saw the prisoner go in at Mr. Martin's, a publick house next door to me but two. I called her; she went in, and after some time she came to me. I told her she had taken two gowns from me, she said I might search her. We found one of the gowns in Mr. Martin's house of office about a quarter of an hour after this. The other we did not find.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had these gowns in your shop that day?</p>
<p>Slipper. I am sure I had just before I missed them :</p>
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<persName id="t17540424-35-person293"> John Martin
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person293" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-35-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 16th of March the prisoner came into my house, and ran back into the yard. There was nobody in our house but the prisoner and her sister between that time and the finding of the gown.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the prisoner stay when she went into your yard?</p>
<p>Martin. She staid about as long as is common for persons in the necessary house, and the prosecutrix was in my house before she returned. The prisoner was then in the yard.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Martin. She lives about 100 yards from me. I never knew any business she followed. I saw her and her sister straitening an iron fork at my fire just before the prisoner went out.</p>
<p>Q. How long was that fork?</p>
<p>Martin. It was about as long as my arm. After
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175404240017"/> she had streightened the tines of it, the sister said to her, here go along, you bitch, it will do; then she went out with it; the sister never went out of my house, only into the yard.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Whose gown did you find?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. That was the property of
<persName id="t17540424-35-person294"> Ann Shaw
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person294" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<p>
<persName id="t17540424-35-person295"> Ann Shaw
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person295" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-35-person295" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I had pawned a gown to Mrs. Slipper, and it was stolen away. [Produced in court by
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<persName id="t17540424-35-person297"> Ann Shaw
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person297" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-35-person297" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; also the prosecutrix deposed she had taken it in as a pledge of
<persName id="t17540424-35-person298"> Ann Shaw
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person298" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<p>
<persName id="t17540424-35-person299"> Jane Fitzgerald
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person299" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-35-person299" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner and her sister in Mr. Martin's yard at that time, and I went to look in the necessary-house, as Mr. Martin said, if the gowns were any where in the yard, they must be there. I took this gown, here produced, from under the seat there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner in the necessary-house ?</p>
<p>Fitzgerald. No, I did not; but I saw her near it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing that they alledge against me.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-35-person300"> William Smith
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person300" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-35-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner near five years, she has lodged with me above four, I keep a cook's shop; I have trusted her to take money for almost a day together; I cannot say I have ever heard an ill character of her: if she was out, I would as soon take her in as I would any body in the neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. What business does she follow?</p>
<p>Smith. She used to mend, and such like.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person301" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-35-person301" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her twenty-six years, and never heard any ill of her.</p>
<p>Q. What business does she follow?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-35-person302"> Sarah Smith
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<interp inst="t17540424-35-person302" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-35-person302" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She sews, makes caps, foots stockings, and a great deal, for Mr. Smith.</p>
<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>266. (M.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-36-off182 t17540424-36-victim306"/> </persName> .
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<persName id="t17540424-36-person307"> Thomas West
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<interp inst="t17540424-36-person307" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-36-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-36-defend304 t17540424-36-deflabel184"/> to me: after she went away I missed some handkerchiefs and other things, upon which I went to a pawnbroker in the neighbourhood, and asked him if he had any such things. Some little time after the pawnbroker sent for me; he had detained a woman, who had brought one of my handkerchiefs to pawn: I went, and found it to be mine; the woman took me to the prisoner's lodgings; I took her into custody with an officer; she took out three handkerchiefs from her pocket, [produced in court and deposed to.]</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540424-36-person308"> John Morris
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<interp inst="t17540424-36-person308" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540424-36-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough in Whitechapple parish; on the 22d of this month Mr. West sent for me and gave me charge of the prisoner for robbing him of some handkerchiefs; she took out those three handkerchiefs from her pocket and delivered them to me: Mr. West said, they were his property, and the prisoner owned them to be his; then she was taken before a magistrate and committed.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I had a very good opinion of her before this.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>267, 268, 269. (M.)
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<p>270. (M.)
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<p>Both
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540424-38-off197 t17540424-38-crimeloc199"/>. On the 4th of March I heard a noise as I was calling the hour ten, and before I could come up to the persons heard some blows. The prisoner said, G - d blast me, (or to that purpose) if you strike me again I'll slab you. As soon as she had said so the deceased repeated the blow.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175404240018"/>Q. Did you see that ?</p>
<p>Tuttle. I did, and was within three or four yards of them.</p>
<p>Q. What was the blow struck with ?</p>
<p>Tuttle. With his hand, I imagine.</p>
<p>Q. What was done upon that?</p>
<p>Tuttle. I saw the prisoner's right hand go as her back was towards me. He cried, O
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<interp inst="t17540424-38-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> Lord, I am murdered! I went immediately and took her, but she had made away with the weapon; the man ran cross the street to the sign of the Cock.</p>
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<persName id="t17540424-38-person329"> Edward Eagle
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<interp inst="t17540424-38-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner four or five years. On the 4th of March, about ten at night, I was drinking at the Cock alehouse, and hearing a noise in the street, went out; I saw there the deceased, whom I knew very well, the prisoner and he went for man and wife. I saw him use her very ill; he struck her two or three times, and knocked her up against a window shutter by striking her on the side of the head, I be-believe, as hard as he could, as it seemed to me by her falling about. After that she said, If you strike me again I'll stab you. He made another blow at her, and immediately cried out, I am a dead man.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to them at this time?</p>
<p>Eagle. I was very near them. He went into the Cock alehouse, I followed him, and clapped my hand over the wound till the surgeon came to dress it.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he live after this?</p>
<p>Eagle. He lived about 14 or 15 days.</p>
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<persName id="t17540424-38-person330"> Mary Manton
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<interp inst="t17540424-38-person330" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep the Cock Alehouse. I heard the prisoner's voice, and going out heard her have some words with a young man (not the deceased, who went for her husband). The deceased came and asked her to go home; she said she would not, and he then struck her on the side of her head. He asked her the same again, and she said she would not; he then struck her again. On this she said, G - d blast me, if you strike me again I'll slab you; then he immediately cried out, O
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<interp inst="t17540424-38-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> Lord, I am a dead man. Then he ran over to my house and fell down; he lay there till the surgeon dressed him, then they took him to the infirmary, where he died the 21st or 22d day of that month.</p>
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<persName id="t17540424-38-person332"> James Curtise
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<interp inst="t17540424-38-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon, and dressed the deceased after he was in the infirmary at Westminster. The next morning after he had received the wound he bled a good deal, and the wound seemed to be deep. We opened it farther, and it bled more; we tied it up, and he did not bleed till the next day, when he bled through all his dressings, and then ceased bleeding for about ten days. After that time he bled often during two days, and as we could not stop the bleeding he died, I believe, on the 21st day of that month.</p>
<p>Q. What do you think was the occasion of his death ?</p>
<p>Curtise. To be sure this wound was. He was in a very bad habit of body before; for he did not look well at all.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>We had been at supper, and had no words till we came to this door, where he struck me and knocked me down. I know nothing at all of it, and had never a knife about me.</p>
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