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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175405300001"/>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 Thursday the 30th, Friday the 31st of MAY, and Saturday the 1st of JUNE.
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER V. for the Year 1754. BEING THE Fifth 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="175405300002"/>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; also (L.) and (M.) by what Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>305. (M.)
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<p>Jane - . The child's father and mother, Grimes and I, all live in one house let out into tenementsin John-Street, Westminster, numb. 10, and sitting at the door last Tuesday was three weeks, to the best of my knowledge, I saw
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<p>Q. What time of the day was it?</p>
<p>Jane - . It might be between two and three in the afternoon. They had been gone about three hours, before I saw the child come back again. She set herself down over-against the door, threw her apron over her head, and looked very solitary, but I knew not what was the matter with her then; and last Tuesday was a fortnight the child was examined by a surgeon, whose name is Clark. She was very bad in her private parts, and I observed she looked to be very sore.</p>
<p>Q. Did she seem to be tore?</p>
<p>J. - . No, not very much, but looked very red and swelled.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any blood?</p>
<p>J. - . No, none; but by her shift I saw she had a running upon her, though what that was I am not acquainted with.</p>
<p>Q. Is the prisoner a married man?</p>
<p>J. - . He is, and has been ever since he lived in our house, which is about five months; but how long before I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Has he any children by his wife?</p>
<p>J. - . No.</p>
<p>Mary Salter. I am mother to the child.</p>
<p>Q. How old is she?</p>
<p>M. Salter. She was nine years on the twenty-fourth of March last. I went out to wash last Tuesday morning was month, I believe, at four o' clock, and left this girl at home in my room. I came home at eight to breakfast, and the child was there then; I went to work again, and she
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<p>Q. How did her shift appear?</p>
<p>M. Salter. It had like corrupted matter upon it. I tied her to one of the bed-posts to make her tell who she was with.</p>
<p>Court. You must not tell what the girl said, that is not evidence.</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine her body?</p>
<p>M. Salter. I did, and observed she had a very great sorness upon her.</p>
<p>Q. Was it inward or outward?</p>
<p>M. Salter. An inward sore in her private parts.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a sore, or did you see something come from a sore that was out of sight?</p>
<p>M. Salter. I saw a running come from her, she was very raw and red, and the part was larger than before. I had the child examined by Dr. Harris, who said she had a bad distemper on her. After this the prisoner was taken up, and had before Justice Manleyand then the child was examined by Mr. Clark.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see any other signs upon the child than the venereal disease?</p>
<p>Clark. I opened its private parts, but could not see any symptoms of force or violence.</p>
<p>Q. Can a clap be got without penetration?</p>
<p>Clark. I believe if any nastiness should lie upon a child's tender parts, it may be.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-3-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (as she told us his name was): said Evans, You bitch, I'll make you remember keeping me out till this time of the morning; to which she replied, You vile rogue, this is always your way to use me in this manner. I observed the woman had a bundle in her arms, which she carried as if it was a child; I went up to her, took hold of her arm, and told her I must see what she had got; but she replied, Not you, you scoundrel. Upon this the man immediately took a pistol from the side of his coat, which flashed in the pan by the side of my cheek, but did not go off; then he dropt it and ran away. We took it up, and found it was loaded deep with swan shot. After this I took the bundle from her, and we took her and that to the watch-house. It was a sack, and in one corner of it was a white cloth all bloody; I unfolded it, and there was in it a man's arm, and the testacles of a man; and in the other corner of the sack was a man's head. We asked the woman a several questions, but she varied in her story. Last of all, she said a gentleman gave her sixpence to bring it from Kensington, and also that she had it of the man that got off, at the corner of a lane. We kept her all night, and the next day she said she had it from the Fox and Bell at Knightsbridgeand that a man gave her sixpence to bring it to Leicester-Fields. We took her before the vestrywhere she still continued to be in several stories, and said that her landlady sent her away with some bacon and greens to her husband, who was at work in the country; adding, that the man who got off overtook her, and gave her six-pence to bring this bundle. She said his name was
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<interp inst="t17540530-3-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and that he lived in Monmouth-Court. The constable went there, and in the room where one Evans lived he found a child's hand, but the man was gone.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner tell you her landlady's name?</p>
<p>Fonseccoa. Yes, and she came and contradicted what she said of the bacon and greens.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-3-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was a watchman that night, and with the other witness at the time he mentions. He confirmed the account given by him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>One Mr. Saundersa surgeon, sent twice for
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<p>The foreman of the Jury. Some of my brother jurymen were upon that vestry, and they were very well satisfied the head was taken out of a church-yard. The trunk was found afterwards.</p>
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<p>308. (L)
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I have been tried twice already for this offence and acquitted, and I hope your Lordship will take that into consideration.</p>
<p>Court. Pray, Mr. Ford, how was this?</p>
<p>Mr. Ford, clerk of the arraigns. The prisoner, my Lord, has been tried twice, but not for the crime charged in the indictment. The first indictment charged him with having uttered the bill of Exchange in question, knowing the same to be forged, with intention to defraud Mr. Dickson: that indictment could not be maintained for two reasons; the first, because there was no such person as John Richardson, the supposed drawer of the bill; and secondly, it was not uttered with intention to defraud Mr. Dickson, but Mess. Brown and company. The second indictment against him charged him with having forged the acceptance of Mr. Dickson to a certain bill of Exchange, drawn by one
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : and having laid such bill of Exchange as a true bill of Exchange, the prosecutor was called upon to prove is a true bill of Exchange, and consequently failed in his evidence. I never saw those bills till they had been preferred to the Grand Jury. The indictment now depending I have drawn by the order of the Court, and is totally different from those he has been acquitted upon.</p>
<p>Court. Your life was never in jeopardy for the offence you are now charged with - therefore proceed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of December last being at Mr. Hinton Brown'sa banker in Lombard Street, and with him in a back room, his clerk came in, saying, This man is come again with another forgery; upon which Mr. Brown desired me to step forward with him into the shop, and taking with him this bill ( holding it in his hand) asked who brought it, and the clerk pointed to the prisoner. who was then in the shop. Mr. Brown said to the prisoner, Did you present this bill? he said he did: he also asked him who he had it of; he replied, of a grazier, a very eminent man in Lincolnshireand a man that came to Smithfield every market day; adding, that he was well known, and that his name was
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Brown said he had too much reason to believe it was a forged bill; and the clerk said, This is the man that brought the draught, two days before for 3 l. 10 s. Mr. Brown asked the prisoner if he was there two days before with a draught, but he denied it. Mr. Brown then sent for Mr. Dickson, and when he came the bill was shewn to him; he said, The drawer I know nothing of, neither did I order it for payment: and addressing himself to the prisoner, said, Mr. WomerslyI am very sorry to see you the presenter of it, but I had too much reason to belive it was you, from the description Mr. Brown's people gave of your person. He was then taken into a back room, where Mr. Dickson talked to him, and said, WomerslyI do not think you are the only person concerned in this, therefore you had better discover them, that some lenity may be shewed you, or you must be hanged for it. Mr. Dickson, and Mr. Brown had a good deal of talk with him, but he would make no discovery. Mr. Brown (being a quaker, would not take an oath) desired me to go with him before my Lord-Mayor, who examined the prisoner: there he denied knowing any thing of the forgery, but said he had it of this Jones, whom he before named. The bill was then presented to him, and he was asked if it was the bill he presented at Mr. Brown's for payment; he said it was. This was on the Wednesday. He was committed for further examination,
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<p>The Note read to this purport.</p>
<p>' Wakefield, Nov. 15, 1753.</p>
<p>' Mr. Dickson,</p>
<p>' Pay to Mr.
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<p>' Yours, &c. '
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<p>36 l.</p>
<p>To Mr.
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<p>To Messrs. Hinton, Brown and son.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have given Messrs. Brown an order whenever he sees a bill accepted by me, to pay it when due, if brought to his shop.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been used to keep cash with him?</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Look at this bill of Exchange; do you see the name Richardson from Wakefield? Have you such a correspondent there?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . No, I have not, nor ever had any advice of such a bill being drawn; I have no concerns in the town of any kind.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this endorser,
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . No, I do not; I knew the prisoner when he lived with Messrs. Simpson's on Tower-Hill, and he was clerk there some time, and at that time he had great many draughts from me to carry to Messrs. Brown and son.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Mr. Dickson, I have seen him write, I have been clerk to him for some years, and know his hand-writing very well.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this bill of Exchange, do you know that writing, or any of it?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person67" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-4-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . These words, accepted
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , are not Mr. Dickson's hand-writing, nor no part of it, it has not any resemblance of it.</p>
<p>Q. Has Mr. Dickson any correspondent by the name of Richardson, at Wakefield in Yorkshire.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person69" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-4-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I do not know any such name.</p>
<p>Q. to Alnutt. If there is a direction on the bottom of a bill, as there is to this upon the banker, does that amount to a warrant or order for the banker to pay the money?</p>
<p>Alnutt. Without doubt it has.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>That bill I received of
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<interp inst="t17540530-4-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a Lincolnshire grazier. I have nothing to say, I throw myself entirely upon the mercy of the court; I have no evidence here at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-5-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> is my mother, the prisoner lodged with her, she lay with me.</p>
<p>Q. When did she come to lodge there?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-5-person79" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-5-person79" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I cannot say the day, but she went away the 13th of Feb.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she lodged there?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-5-person80" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . About a year and a half; when she went away I missed the cabinet, it stood in the chamber window up one pair of stairs, under a looking glass.</p>
<p>Q. Was the cabinet locked, or not?</p>
<p>
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<p>She mentioned part of the things that were in the cabinet.</p>
<p>Q. Were all the things you have mentioned your mother's, or yours?</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Were there any thing else in this cabinet?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-5-person84" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-5-person84" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There were two silver shoe buckles.</p>
<p>Q. Whose were they?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-5-person85" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . They were my mother's, and there were four silver tea-spoons.</p>
<p>Q. Was not the Duty of Man there too?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-5-person86" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-5-person86" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes, it was.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see these things in the cabinet, and how long before she went away?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-5-person87" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did not see the things, but the cabinet was there the morning she went away; I missed it in about half an hour after she was gone.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever have any of these things again?</p>
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<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175405300006"/>Q. How came you to think she took them?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-5-person89" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Because she absconded from my house. I went all about to see for my things, but could not find them nor her till a little boy found her out.</p>
<p>Q. When was the first time you heard of her?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-5-person90"> Sarah Mason
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<p>Q. Did she ever confess it?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-5-person91"> Sarah Mason
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<p>Q. Does your mother know more of this matter than you?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-5-person92"> Sarah Mason
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<p>Q. Did she confess any thing?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-5-person94" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
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<p>Q. Have you any more witnesses?</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-6-person97 t17540530-6-deflabel23"/> on the first of this month, and on Thursday the 16th she made her elopement: I missed the sheet on the 13th, the gown on the Wednesday following, and the shirt she took from me the day she went away. She confessed where she had pawned them, and we have them all now.</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-6-person102"> Elizabeth Tucker
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<interp inst="t17540530-6-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker (she produced part of the things ) I had these things from the prisoner at the bar; she brought the gown on the 14th, the waistcoat and petticoat on the 15th, the shirt was brought on the 16th; I lent 6 s. upon the gown, 4 s. 2 d. upon the waistcoat and petticoat, and 3 s. upon the shirt.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon the prisoner again - Are you sure she is the woman that brought them?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-6-person103"> Elizabeth Tucker
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<interp inst="t17540530-6-person103" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<interp inst="t17540530-6-person104" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> (a pawnbroker produced the shirt, which was deposed to by the prosecutrix) the prisoner pawned this with me in the name of
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<p>Q. Are you sure she is the same person?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-6-person106"> Martha Yeomans
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<interp inst="t17540530-6-person106" type="given" value="Martha"/>
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<p>Q. What had she upon it?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-6-person107"> Martha Yeomans
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<interp inst="t17540530-6-person107" type="given" value="Martha"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-6-person107" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Two shillings.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Q. You know the rails were gone, don't you?</p>
<p>Arnold. Yes, I know there were two iron rails wrenched out from the rest next the street.</p>
<p>Q. When were they taken away?</p>
<p>Arnold. On Monday morning, the sixth of May last.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-7-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a chairman, and ply in the street to carry people; I was waiting upon some gentlemen, and I saw him break them out with this spoke (producing the spoke of a coach-wheel.)</p>
<p>Q. When was it?</p>
<p>Greenfield. The first of May last, on a Monday morning about one o'clock, I saw him get the two rails out; I let him take the first away, and when he came to fetch the second, I held him till I got proper assistance, and took him down to St. James's Round house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him?</p>
<p>Greenfield. No, to the best of my knowledge I never saw him before in my life.</p>
<p>Q. When you took him to the Round house, did he confess any thing?</p>
<p>Greenfield. He denied it that night, but when he came before the justice, he said, why should I tell a pack of lies, I was the man that did it.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did you catch that spoke in my hand ?</p>
<p>Greenfield. My Lord, he did the spoke and the first rail in a place called Bridewell-Lane, and when he came for the second, I took hold on him.</p>
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<p>Q. Where are the rails, the rails are put up again?</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175405300007"/>Eliz. Vaughan. I am the wife of Rice Warner. Last Saturdaythe 25th of this month, I lost two gowns; they lay upon a little trunk at the feet of the bed: I was a bed when the prisoner came into the room.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Eliz. Vaughan. Between seven and eight in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her?</p>
<p>Eliz. Vaughan. No, I never saw her before.</p>
<p>Q. Was your husband in the house?</p>
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you say that you was half-asleep and half-awake, and that you did not see me go out?</p>
<p>Eliz. Vaughan. My Lord, I said, that when she came into the room, I did not see her open the door, for I was between sleep and wake.</p>
<p>Rice Vaughan. I am a smith; I heard my wife cry out stop thief.</p>
<p>Q. Which way is it up into your room?</p>
<p>Rice Vaughan. There is a passage that goes through without coming into the shop. I followed the prisoner, and found her at a green-stall; a neighbour told me she ran in there; I desired her to come back again, for she had robbed me; when I brought her back, my wife charged these gowns upon her.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Vaughan. By the opportunity you had of seeing her when your husband brought her back, Are you sure she is the same woman?</p>
<p>Eliz. Vaughan. I am sure she is</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-8-person117" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Between six and seven o'clock last Saturday I saw the prisoner run out of Mr. Vaughan's door, and saw her run along to this place where Mr. Vaughan took her.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that is the woman?</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not know my trial would come on to day, but if I had two or three hours respite, I have persons that has known me several years, who would come to my character. I deal at present in the fair.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-9-off37 t17540530-9-crimeloc39"/>. On Wednesday the 22d of May I lost two shirts and a shift; they were hanging to dry in my yard; the prisoner was coming out at the door with them; I went to stop him, he let fall a bag, which he had put them in; I took up the bag, and found them, and a book in it. (Produced in court)</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure they are your goods?</p>
<p>Stephenson. They arethere is an S upon them: I pursued the prisoner, and took him.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Is your name upon the shirts; shew it to the court?</p>
<p>Stephenson. There is the mark (showing it.)</p>
<p>Court. Is that hook a thing that can be made any good use of?</p>
<p>Stephenson. It appears to be a butcher's hook.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-9-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was up a setting out a post-chaisethe last witness called out stop thief: I stopped the prisoner, he fell on his knees, and begged for mercy, saying, it would ruin him, and he should strave in goal.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am took at a nonplus, so that I have nobody here to speak to my character; I have nothing to say.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>314. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-10-off43 t17540530-10-crimeloc45"/>. The prisoner was a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-10-defend125 t17540530-10-deflabel46"/> to me upwards of six months, and lived with my wife mother upwards of five years. I was out at the time of the robbery: she was carried before justice Chamberlain.</p>
<p>Q. Did she make any confession, or was there any taken in writing?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-10-person129"> Barnard Goodchild
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<p>Q. Did she sign it ?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person130" type="given" value="Barnard"/>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175405300008"/> On the 29th of April I missed some silver out of my bureau; I had seen it about two hours before.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you saw it?</p>
<p>Marry Goodchild. As near as I can guess about the hours of three and four, and between four and five I missed it: the keys were found by the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by by her?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-10-person132"> Mary Goodchild
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person132" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person132" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Down upon the ground by her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you leave your keys in your drawers?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person133" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person133" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did not; I had used my tea-chest not an hour before, and left them in that; there was money found upon the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Had she none before?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-10-person134"> Mary Goodchild
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person134" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person135" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person135" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Because the day before I lent her 6 d. for the mending of her gown.</p>
<p>Q. How much money was there found upon her?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-10-person136"> Mary Goodchild
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person136" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person136" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Two shillings and six pence first, and 3 s. 6 d. afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find any of your guineas again?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-10-person137"> Mary Goodchild
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person137" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person137" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, I never did.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person138" type="given" value="Judith"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person138" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant in that house; I found the keys by the prisoner; she lay upon the ground.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to lay upon the ground?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-10-person139"> Judith Westby
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person139" type="given" value="Judith"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person139" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She was very much in liquor, and so tumbled down; the money lay by her; there was a half a crown and 3 s. 6 d.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person140" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lodged in this house.</p>
<p>Q. What business do you follow?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person141" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I do not follow any.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been brought up to any business?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person142" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-10-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Yes, to a distiller. The prisoner desired me to go up stairs with her, saying, she would find some of the money if she could: she found 3 s. 6 d. and gave it me in my hand, and I gave it her mistress; that is all I know.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-10-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Goodchild acquinted me that he had been robbed; I spoke to the prisoner, and desired her to confess, saying, her master and mistress would not hurt her, but she did not.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Amey Atkins. Mr. Wildgoose is my masterhe is an
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-11-victim147 t17540530-11-viclabel50"/>. On the 24th of April my master lost a spoon from his house; there were two R's upon it.</p>
<p>Q. How came it to be two R'sthat does not appear to be his name?</p>
<p>Amey Atkins. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find the spoon again?</p>
<p>Amey Atkins. No, we never did.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this spoon?</p>
<p>Amey Atkins. It was in the area. The prisoner is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-11-defend145 t17540530-11-deflabel51"/>, and came with beer; I was in the place before the prisoner went in, and the spoon was there, and when he came down it was gone. When I missed it we went to the brew-house, and when we came there we found he did not live there, he only came to help the men down with beer.</p>
<p>Q. When he was taken, was there any thing found upon him ?</p>
<p>Amey Atkins. No, there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he confess any thing?</p>
<p>Amey Atkins. When he was before justice Trenthe said he sold it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make any confession that was taken in writing, and signed by the prisoner?</p>
<p>Amey Atkins. I cannot say, I believe not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he sold the spoon?</p>
<p>Amey Atkins. He said he sold it to a jew for two shillings.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a spoon was it?</p>
<p>Amey Atkins. A table-spoon.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I leave it to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him, but that not being laid capital, he was not tried upon that.</p>
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<p>Q. to Winter. Are these your things?</p>
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<p>Constable. My Lord, the girl confessed she sold all the things to the old gentlewoman, and she did not deny it.</p>
<p>Winter. My Lord, she told me she would pawn her apron to make it up to me. I asked her what she had for the things; and for things that stood me in three-pence halfpenny, she said she gave her a halfpenny for; and a bag of buttons, which stands me in five shillings and six-pence, she bought for three pence halfpenny. She said Painter gave her gin and beer, and made her drunk, and said, if she would bring her goods, she would buy them, and she should live with her I lost several other great quantities of goods; they were found in the custody of
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>317. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-13-victim160 t17540530-13-viclabel64"/>; I have lost a great deal of pewter at times, I found two dishes on Wednesday the 22d of May, in the custody of the constable.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-13-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable ( he produced two pewter dishes.)</p>
<p>Q. to Venables. Are these your property?</p>
<p>Venables. They are: here is on them Venablesat the Bedford ArmsCovent Garden.</p>
<p>Q. to constable. Were had you these dishes?</p>
<p>Constable. I had them of a pawnbroker: the prisoner confessed before justice Fielding that she had pawned them for 1 s. 6 d. or 2 s. I know not which.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-13-person163" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Covent-Garden; the prisoner is a basket woman, and used to ply about the market; she once carried goods for us. My husband is a poulterer, and served Mr. Venables with poultry: this pewter lay in a feather-tub a great while in our apartment.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether the prisoner brought them there?</p>
<p>Eliz. Smith. I do not, but I heard her say she stole them from out of the apartment, and that they were Mr. Venable's dishes, and that she pawned them with Mr. Marriot, where they were found.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say for herself.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>318. (M.)
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<persName id="t17540530-14-person168"> Edward Gilbert
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<interp inst="t17540530-14-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My master keeps a publick-house,
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<p>Q. Are you positive they were on a chair in your room that night the prisoner lay there?</p>
<p>Gilbert I am, my lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did you charge him with taking them?</p>
<p>Gilbert. I did; he told me if I would go with him he would give me them again, or pay me for them.</p>
<p>Q. Did he own he had taken them?</p>
<p>Gilbert. He said he had left his own breeches in my room, but I could not find them.</p>
<p>Q. What money did he promise to give you for them?</p>
<p>Gilbert. The money they cost me, which was three half crowns.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I left my breeches in the room instead of them; I was very much in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. to Gilbert. Was you asleep when he went out?</p>
<p>Gilbert. I got up and went out before the prisoner.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him for a single felony, but he was not tried upon that.</p>
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<p>319.
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<p>320.
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<p>321.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-17-off79 t17540530-17-victim180"/> </persName> .</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-17-verdict80" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noProsecutor"/> The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was acquitted </rs>, and the recognizance ordered to be estreated.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175405300010"/>322. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17540530-18-person185"> William Jones
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-18-off82 t17540530-18-crimeloc85"/>. On the 8th of May the prisoner at the bar came into my shop; my servant charged her with stealing a piece of ribband: I came to him, he said, he saw her put a piece of ribband into her pocket; she drew a piece out of it; I said, perhaps she may have more: I took up her pocketand felt a piece through it. My servant will give you an account of the first piece.</p>
<p>Q. How many yards was that you found in her pocket ?</p>
<p>Jones. It was about 10 yards.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it is the same ribband?</p>
<p>Jones. I am sure it is mine, here is my mark upon it. (Produced in court.) She was carried before the sitting Alderman, and there confessed she stole it, and that the woman that came with her persuaded her to do it: there was another woman that stood at the door. I believe my servant can give the court a more satisfactory account.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-18-person186"> George Westley
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<interp inst="t17540530-18-person186" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-18-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Jones. I saw the prisoner, as she was in the shop, put a piece of ribband in her pocket; I went and acquainted my master with it: this is the piece that is here produced.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to buy some ribband, and laid my handkerchief on the counter, and took it up in it unknown to me. I had bought one piece, that was in my pocket.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-18-person187"> James Jackson
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<interp inst="t17540530-18-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her ever since she was a little child; she has been in my house by night and by day, I never saw any thing amiss of her.</p>
<p>- Kemmish. I have known the prisoner 15 or 16 years, I never knew any dishonesty by her till this affair.</p>
<p>- Mund. I have known her about two years, I never heard any bad character of her.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>323. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17540530-19-person192"> Isaac Penrice
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<interp inst="t17540530-19-person192" type="given" value="Isaac"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-19-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As I was bargaining with a hackney coachman, the prisoner picked my pocket, the two next witnesses seized him by the collar, and he was secured.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-19-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner take a handkerchief out of Mr. Penrice's pocket as he was bargaining with a hackney coachman; the prisoner turned round the coach, I called to the next witness, who secured him.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner attempt to run away?</p>
<p>Gillham. No, he did not seem to think I observed him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-19-person194" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-19-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I did not see the prisoner pick the prosecutor's pocket, but the other witness told me he had seen him; when we secured him, I took the handkerchief from under his left arm.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>That young man came to me as I went round the coaches, and took hold of me, but I did not know what it was for.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-20-off92 t17540530-20-crimeloc95"/>. On the 7th of this month, about a quarter before eleven o'clock, it was in a little box near the window, next the street; the prisoner was there at that timebut I did not see him take it away. I have another witness to prove that I have known the prisoner some time.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-20-person200"> Eleanor Clapton
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person200" type="given" value="Eleanor"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-20-person200" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar was at Mr. Darby's house May the 7th; he gave me a shilling to change to fetch a pennyworth of cheese : I left the tankard before him, and when I returned he and the tankard were gone.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen the tankard since?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-20-person201"> E Clapton
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person201" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear him confess the taking of it?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-20-person202"> E Clapton
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person202" type="given" value="E"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-20-person202" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . No, my Lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the prosecutor's house; Black and another man came into our house, the other man said he would have no drams; they called for a tankard of beer, I went and fetched it, and put it on the table, and went awaythen the other man went out, and Black had got a shilling in his hand: Eleanor asked him if he wanted change; he said no, Nell, go and get a pennyworth of cheese, and when she was gone he went away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the tankard in his custody?</p>
<p>NelsonNo, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear him confess taking it?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Wednesday the 8th of this instantabout seven in the morning, I was standing at my door, and saw the prisoner at the bar coming at a little distance on the opposite side the street with something in his hand; when he came up to my door, he said to me he wanted some money, and laid this tankard down on the counter; I having known the prisoner some time before, I asked him who that tankard belonged to; he said it was sent by a creditable person that did not care to come with it himself. I weighed the tankard, but not very exactly : he said he wanted 6 l. upon it; I said it was lending five shillings an ounce upon it; he said that the person could not do with out 6 l. and on Saturday night I should have my money again. I lent him 6 l. upon it about seven o'clock the same evening. I received an advertisement from Goldsmith's-Halland had some reason of suspicion of this being it which was lost. I went out the next morning in quest of the prisoner: he came into my shop while I was gone; I returned, and shewed him the advertisement; he said he had it from a creditable housekeeper, and if I would go along with him, I should have my money again; but I sent for the officer, and took him up.</p>
<p>Q. After he was taken up, did you hear him confess he stole it?</p>
<p>Robson. No, I did not.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-20-person205"> James Robinson
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. I was sent for on the 9th of this instant to Mr. Robson's the pawnbroker; he told me he had stopped a tankard, and had the person in his house, and desired me to take charge of him and the tankard, which I did. ( He produced a tankard.)</p>
<p>Q. to Robson. Is this the tankard you gave into the care of the constable?</p>
<p>Robson. It appears to me to be the same tankard which I received at first: when I stopped it there was the remains of the letter T on the handle, which I cannot perceive now, but by the maker's name and the rim I believe it to be the same.</p>
<p>Q. to Darby. Look at this tankard, Is this what you lost?</p>
<p>Darby. Yes.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. You say you had known the prisoner at the bar some time before, What was his character?</p>
<p>Robson. I believed him to be a very honest manor I would not have taken the tankard of him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not bring it to you publickly, as though he came honestly by it?</p>
<p>Robson. He brought it in his hand in the publick street; I saw him 40 or 50 yards distance from me with it.</p>
<p>Q. You say the remains of the letter was on when you took it in?</p>
<p>Robson. When I came to read the advertisementI made use of my spectacles, and thought I saw something of the remains of it, but I cannot particularly say.</p>
<p>Q. What was the weight of it?</p>
<p>Robson. The weight was 25 ounces one penny weight, which was in the advertisement.</p>
<p>Q. What did the tankard weigh?</p>
<p>Robson. It weighed 24 ounces and an half, or three quarters, or thereabouts.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you he would carry you to the housekeeper that belonged to it ?</p>
<p>Robson. Yes, he did, but I did not go with him.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar has worked for me above four years; the time he has worked for me he has behaved himself like an honest man, I never found any thing amiss by him, nor suspected him of dishonesty.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-20-person207"> Samuel Grant
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a cabinet-maker and joiner; I have known the prisoner upwards of 20 years, he always had a very good character as far as I know, and I never heard any thing to the contrary, but that he was a downright honest man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-20-person208"> James Robinson
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person208" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-20-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about four years, and take him to be a very honest man as far as ever I knew; he has had money of me, and I always found him to be so.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-20-person209"> Jonathan Welebel
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person209" type="given" value="Jonathan"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-20-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I believe it is seven years since I first knew him; his general character was a very good one: I should not have scrupled to have credited him with any thing. This is the first ill thing that ever I heard of him, and was surprized when I heard of it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-20-person210"> John Himous
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person210" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner rather better than five years, he has lodged in my house, he has done a great deal of business for me, and have trusted him with several sums of money; he always behaved well at my house.</p>
<p>Q. Is he a man that can get his bread without thieving?</p>
<p>Himous. I am a cooper; he is a
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person211" type="given" value="Alexander"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-20-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him between six and seven years, and never heard any thing against him before this in my life: I always took him to be a very sober, industrious, honest man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-20-person212" type="given" value="Jonathan"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-20-person212" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him seven or eight years, and have employed him several times to do business in my house, and he always behaved like a sober honest man.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-21-off98 t17540530-21-victim216"/> </persName> . It was laid over again for stealing 26 yards of woollen cloth, value 18 l. the goods of persons unknown, July 13, 1751. ++.</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-21-person217"> William Dalmear
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person217" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-21-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The cloth was assigned to me to sell by commission. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540530-21-victim216 t17540530-21-viclabel99"/> and it was deposited to us in order to sell it, and Christ's-Hospital is accountable to us for it if it should be lost out of Blackwell-Hallbut I am accountable to the maker. When we missed this piece of cloth we examined our standing over, and could not find it; and am always accountable for it till it is paid for.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you miss it?</p>
<p>Dalmear. I missed it between the 4th and 11th of July, in the year 1751.</p>
<p>Q. What is the reason you never prosecuted before?</p>
<p>Dalmear. The people at Blackwell-Hall had bills printed and dispersed about, that if it was exposed to sale, or the like, it might be stopped; and a pawnbroker came to Blackwell-Hall, and said she believed she had it at her house.</p>
<p>Q. How long after you dispersed these bills was it that you had intelligence of it ?</p>
<p>Dalmear. I believe within two months; but that was two yards and a quarter, only part of it, as it appeared by the colour; and as near as I can judge by the manufactory of it, I believe it to be part of what was lost.</p>
<p>Q. What was that pawned for?</p>
<p>Dalmear. For eight shillings.</p>
<p>Q. What was it worth?</p>
<p>Dalmear. It was worth 30 or 40 shillings.</p>
<p>Q. When did you hear of it?</p>
<p>Dalmear. I cannot say whether it was a month or two after I missed it; we cannot prove who stole it. It has remained at Blackwell-Hall ever since, to this time. I have compared it with the pattern, and apprehend it to be part of the same, but how that came to be taken away, I cannot tell: I cannot fix any thing upon the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-21-person218"> Elizabeth Belamy
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person218" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-21-person218" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . In July, 1751, two yards and a quarter of claret-coloured cloth was brought by one
<persName id="t17540530-21-person219"> Sarah Humberston
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person219" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to our house. I am a pawnbroker (the cloth produced in court.)</p>
<p>Q. Is this the piece?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-21-person220"> Elizabeth Belamy
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person220" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-21-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It has been out of our care two years and 10 months : I cannot say this is the very cloth.</p>
<p>Q. Does this piece of cloth answer to that for quantity?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-21-person221"> Elizabeth Belamy
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person221" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I cannot say it may, or may not.</p>
<p>Q. Is this the colour of that you took in?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-21-person222"> Elizabeth Bellamy
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person222" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> I believe it is.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lend upon it?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-21-person223"> Elizabeth Belamy
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person223" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lent eight shillings upon it: (she held an advertisement in her hand.) This advertisement was brought to my house, and I went to the Hall, and said, I had taken in a bit of cloth for eight shillingswhich was of a claret-colour. I was asked where I lived; I told them: they came after that, but I was not at home, my husband was: they desired to know whether I would let them have the cloth: they had it, and paid me eight shillings. There was a ticket upon it, put there by a little boy that I had: they took it away with it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you deliver it to Mr. Dalmear?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-21-person224"> Elizabeth Belamy
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person224" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-21-person224" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, I delivered it to Mr. Webb.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-21-person225"> Sarah Humberston
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person225" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-21-person225" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I know the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever carry a piece of cloth to Eliz. Belamy's to pawn?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever pawn any thing with her?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. No, never in my life, not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. to E. Belamy. Is this the woman that brought you the cloth?</p>
<p>E. Belamy. To the best of my knowledge she is: she had been two or three times at my shop before that, but I did not know where she lived.</p>
<p>Q. to Humberston. Speak the truth, it will not hurt you?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. I do not remember ever pawning the cloth, or any thing like it, in my life: when Mrs. Belamy first saw me, she could know nothing of menor I of her.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon the cloth?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. I have seen it three or four times.</p>
<p>Q. When was the first time you saw it?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. When I was last sent for.</p>
<p>Q. When was that?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. Last week I believe.</p>
<p>Q. Upon you oath did you never see that cloth above two years ago?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. No, Sir, not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever carry such a piece of cloth as that is to pawn ?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175405300013"/>S. Humberston. Not such a colour as that is, but I have carried some to Mr. Wilson's.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath when was the first time you saw that cloth?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. Last week, when the gentleman sent for me. I never saw it before to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Recollect; you say you never carried any thing to Mr. Belamy's to pawn, is that true or false?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. No, I never did, to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. to Elizabeth Belamy. Upon your oath has this woman ever pawned any goods at your house ?</p>
<p>E. Belamy. I believe she pawned this cloak (producing one) for three shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath do you believe she did?</p>
<p>E. Belamy. I believe she did.</p>
<p>Q. to S. Humberston. Did you pawn that cloak, upon your oath, to
<persName id="t17540530-21-person226"> Elizabeth Belamy
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<p>S. Humberston. I don't know the cloak; I had such a child's cloak, but there was a slit up behind.</p>
<p>Q. What became of that?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. It has been to Mr. Wilson's several times, but I don't know whether the cloak is mine or not.</p>
<p>Q. How can you say so; the woman says you pawned it with her, and you say it is not your cloak?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. My Lord, I never pawned any thing there as I know of, for Mr. Wilson was the only person that ever I pawned any thing with.</p>
<p>Court. Regard what you swear; look upon it, and see whether it is your cloak or not.</p>
<p>S. Humberston. I cannot swear to it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever pawn a child's cloak?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. Yes, to Mr. Wilson, please your Lordship; though I never went with it myselfbut always sent the girl.</p>
<p>Court. Mrs. Belamy swears she knows you, and that you have pawned things with her.</p>
<p>S. Humberston. I cannot help that.</p>
<p>Q. How can you say the cloak was pawned at Wilson's, if you don't know where the girl went?</p>
<p>No answer.</p>
<p>Q. Is that your child's cloak, wherever it was pawned?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. I cannot swear to the cloak; but if it was my child's cloak, it would have a slit up the back, which this has not, though they say it has been fine drawn.</p>
<p>Q. How are you certain the cloak was pawned to Mr. Wilson ?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. I cannot tell any further, than that I sent the child with it.</p>
<p>Q. How many pieces of cloth have you carried to Wilson's?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. I do not know; but I carried several remnants.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you them?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. From the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever pawn any cloth of this colour?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. No.</p>
<p>Q. What business is the prisoner, and how did he get his livelihood?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. He got his livelihood at Blackwell-Halland was a porter there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever pawn any piece of cloth in your life, but what you had from
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<p>S. Humberston. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. How many colours have you ever carried ?</p>
<p>S. Humberston. I cannot say to any other than claret and scarlet colours.</p>
<p>Q. I have asked you over and over again, and I desire you will recollect yourself when it was you first saw the cloth? - Take care, and answer upon your oath.</p>
<p>S. Humberston. On Wednesday was sev'nnight, to the best of my knowledge, I think it was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-21-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner at the bar between seven and eight years, and have sold several remnants of cloth for him, but never pawned any.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen this remnant?</p>
<p>Hobley. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember seeing that before?</p>
<p>Hobley. I remember seeing something like it, but cannot positively swear to the colour.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember selling two yards and a quarter for him of that kind of cloth?</p>
<p>Hobley. No; but to the best of my remembrance I sold four yards and a half of that cloth, or a sort much like it.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon that piece of cloth; when was the first time you saw it?</p>
<p>Hobley. On Wednesday was sev'nnight.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never see it before?</p>
<p>Hobley. I cannot positively say that; but what I had from the prisoner I sold.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear, that the four yards and a half which you sold were a part of this cloth?</p>
<p>Hobley. I cannot, but it was very much like it, and to the best of my knowledge I think it of the same.</p>
<p>
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<p>Dalmear. There were twenty-six and a quarter.</p>
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<p>Q. Does it answer to the descriptions of the advertisement ?</p>
<p>Webb. It does. She told me it was pawned for eight shillings in the name of
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<interp inst="t17540530-22-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live upon my estate at Stoke-Newingtonwhich also is situated there, and on Saturday sev'nnight last, as I was going from Mile-End home to Stoke-Newington, my hat blew off, so I got off to pick it up.</p>
<p>Court. What then you was on horseback?</p>
<p>Woodcock. A mare backan it please you, my Lord. Then my mare got away, and as I was walking down Whitechapel, looking for my maremuch about Whitechapel bars I met with these two women. I was a little in liquor, and on their asking me if I would give them any thing to drinkI replied I would treat them with a pot of gin hot; upon which they took me down Petticoat-Lane, I believe, and one of them said I should go to her lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go?</p>
<p>Woodcock. I went into
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<p>Court. There is nothing in this indictment but the watch and chain, and sixteen shillings, therefore confine yourself to that.</p>
<p>Woodcock. I lost my watch and chain, and sixteen shillings and sixpence, according to their confession.</p>
<p>Q. Then you dont't know what money you had in your pocket ?</p>
<p>Woodcock. It was something thereabouts. When I had got my breeches and things, my mare was got home.</p>
<p>Q. When did you go away ?</p>
<p>Woodcock. I went away in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Where were the women ?</p>
<p>Woodcock. They were gone.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find your watch?</p>
<p>Woodcock. I found it in the possession of a Jew, and it is now in the constable's hands, whose name is
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<interp inst="t17540530-22-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When I went to bed, my watch and money were in my pocketbut when I awoke in the morning, there were neither watch nor money; and I thought likewise I had lost my breechesbut I found them underneath the bed.</p>
<p>Q. What place was this where you went to; do you know the name?</p>
<p>Woodcock. It is Honey-Lane, but I don't know whose house it was. There were a great many lodgers in it.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you complain to any body about it?</p>
<p>Woodcock. I did to several people, and they were taken up on the Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you was there?</p>
<p>Woodcock. On the Saturday night, and I went to see them in the Counter on Sunday night, at which time they confessed it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know them again ?</p>
<p>Woodcock. Yes, my Lord. I asked them how they could serve me soand
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<p>Q. Did you get the watch from her ?</p>
<p>Woodcock. No, for
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<p>Q. What did they confess ?</p>
<p>Woodcock. They confessed they took it, and that one was to carry it to pawn, and the other to have part of the money. They began to quarrel about it, and charged one another with the fact. They also said that one of them had got her hand in my pocket, and that the other ordered her to let me alone, for that she had got my load; by which I suppose she meant my watch and money.</p>
<p>Preston. Did I ever own I took your watch?</p>
<p>Woodcock. She did not; she said the other took it, the other said she took it, and thus they charged one another with it.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175405300015"/>Q. What did you do with them?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I carried them to the Counter, when I understood there was a robbery committed. There
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<p>Q. Did you hear them speak any thing about the watch or money?</p>
<p>Hambleton. Yesmy Lord,
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<p>Q. What did Preston say?</p>
<p>Hambleton. Preston was not taken by me that night, so I did not see her till five or six o'clock the next morning, when they came and knocked at my door.</p>
<p>Q. Who came and knocked at your door?</p>
<p>Hambleton. This Jemmy PlumpI think they call him. I got up, and they desired me to go along with them, for that Preston had told them where the watch was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her in custody at any time?</p>
<p>Hambleton. Yes, on Monday morning. I went along with her to the Jew's house where she left the watch, whose name is
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<p>Q. Did you ever see the watch?</p>
<p>Hambleton. No, not till it was delivered to my Lord-Mayor.</p>
<p>Q. Who delivered it to my Lord-Mayor?</p>
<p>Hambleton A person the Jew sent with it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Preston say where the watch was?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I heard her say she had left it with the Jew. He produced the watch.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by that watch?</p>
<p>Hambleton. My Lord-Mayor gave it me.</p>
<p>Q. from Preston. Did I own I carried the watch to the Jew?</p>
<p>Hambleton. She owned that she and one
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<interp inst="t17540530-22-person246" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> went to the Jew to sell the watch; and I heard Preston say further, that the Jew had agreed with her to give ten guineas for it; that the Jew said he had not all the money, but that he would go and borrow it; that he went and left them in his room, but presently returned, and said the watch was advertised and stopt; and that Preston d - d him for a Jew son of a bitch, and asked him how that could be, when it was past twelve o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. When was it she went to the Jew?</p>
<p>Hambleton. On Sunday, as I understood her: but here is a man in the Court, to whom she confessed it before she did to me. They call him Plump, but his name is Bradbrook.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you heard these women, or either of them, declare any thing in relation to this watch?</p>
<p>Bradbrook. I heard the constable had the other in the alehouse, but what she said I did not hear.</p>
<p>Preston's defence.</p>
<p>As Phillips and I were going through Black-Horse-Yard, Whitechapel, we met with Mr. Woodcock, who said he had lost his mare, and that he was looking for her. He laid hold of us, upon which we asked him if he would give, us any thing to drink, and he replied he would with all his heart. He insisted on going home to our appartment , for that he was tiredand more fit for sleep than any thing else; so we took him home. When he came into the room, we asked him if he would give us any thing; he sent for a pot of hot, and in the mean time he was for undressing himself and going to bed, but before he was quite undrest, he wanted to have projects and fancies shewed him, which are things that were not at all agreeable; on this we were obliged to tell him one way, and make him think another. He then undrest himself, and insisted on going to bed with us both, giving us. half a crown a piece for that purposeand we went to bed to him. Being abed and asleep, there came one
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<interp inst="t17540530-22-person248" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> up into the room, who awaking us, told us the watch and constable were coming, and knowing the constable to be a very rigid man, we for fear of him got up from Mr. Woodcock, and went down stairs; and when we were down stairs,
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<interp inst="t17540530-22-person249" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and I went to have a pot or two of drink together, and we drank till we had spent our half crowns apiece. When we had so done, I found myself greatly disguised in liquor, and in the morning, whilst I was sitting in the publick house, there came one
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<interp inst="t17540530-22-person252" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I asked her if she said that I should say I was getting her the load, and she declared that she never said any such thing. I believe she never could with justice, but they made her drink liquorin order to swear my life away for the sake of the reward: and they proffered to give her money.
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<interp inst="t17540530-22-person253" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> carried the watch to the Jew after this gentleman was gone from my room, for she came and asked me if I would go to Drury-Lane; I accordingly went with her to one Sampson's a Jew, a man whom I never saw before or since; she took him into a private room and talked with him, but I do not know what passed between them. After they came out Mr. Sampson put half a guinea into her hand, and she delivered that watch, or a gold watch, into his hand; he then went down stairsin order to borrow more money to give her, but returned in about two hours, and said the watch was stopt. There was no living creature there but
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<p>Phillips's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of it; I never saw the watch.</p>
<p>Q. to Woodcock. When you awoke in the morning, I think you say these two women were gone?</p>
<p>Woodcock. There was a staple broke off the door.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body come up?</p>
<p>Woodcock I was pulling the bed about to look for my things when
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<p>Q. Did any other woman come up? did one
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<p>Woodcock. I don't know her name, but that is the woman that sent for the pint of ale.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been up before this
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<p>Woodcock. About ten minutes, or more.</p>
<p>Preston. My Lord,
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<p>Q. to Woodcock. Who was it you saw in the Counter on Sunday night?</p>
<p>Woodcock. Both the prisoners.</p>
<p>Q. to Hambleton. When was it that
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<p>Hambleton. On Sunday Night, on our way to the Counter.</p>
<p>Q. Was Preston in custody in the Counter then?</p>
<p>Hambleton. No, she was not in the Counter till the Monday.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure she was not in the Counter till Monday?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I cannot take upon me particularly to say.</p>
<p>Both
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<interp inst="t17540530-23-person263" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a servant to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, by being a nurse there, but do not know when the sheets were lost: there are a great many lost, and these were brought to me by Mr. Brewin, a pawnbroker.</p>
<p>
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<p>Mr. Brewin. I live at the corner of Hosier-Lane, Snow-Hill, and there were two sheets taken in by my journeymanone by my apprentice, and one I took myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner bring any to you?</p>
<p>Brewin. Yes, my Lord; on the tenth of May she brought one. which I stopt. The sheet produced.</p>
<p>Q. Is that it?</p>
<p>Brewin. It is, and this is the mark which I know it by (which was an S ); she brought another this day three weeks, which I stopt.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lend any money upon it?</p>
<p>Brewin. No, my Lord, but she brought me one on the sixth of May, which I took of her, and lent two shillings on it. That also is here. It was produced.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175405300017"/>Q. Look at that.</p>
<p>Brewin. I don't know that.</p>
<p>E. Gundry. That sheet is marked with an S, and there is none but what belongs to my ward that is marked with an S.</p>
<p>Q. to Gundry. Is that sheet part of the linnen that was under your care?</p>
<p>E. Gundry. I am sure it is.</p>
<p>Q. to Brewin. You say you stopt it?</p>
<p>Brewin. I did, and sent my servant up to the hospitalhaving heard that many had been lost from thence. Whilst he was gone, my spouse, as she was looking out of the windowsaw Mr. Timmswho is clerk to the hospital; upon which I stept out and called him: he came back, and left the beadle in care of the woman. We went before Alderman Alexander, and he committed her to the Counter.</p>
<p>Q. to Gundry. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>E. Gundry. She was as a watch in the hospital to sit up of nights.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure this sheet belongs to your ward?</p>
<p>E. Gundry. Yes, and belongs to the governors of the hospital.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Q. How long did he stay in this lodging?</p>
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<p>Q. When did he leave the lodging?</p>
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<p>Q. What goods were there gone out of your lodging?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-24-person273" type="surname" value="Barber"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-24-person273" type="given" value="Martha"/>
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you see me go out every time I was there?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-24-person274"> Martha Barber
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<interp inst="t17540530-24-person274" type="given" value="Martha"/>
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<interp inst="t17540530-24-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I got up about half an hour after the prisoner, and went down, and found the key in the parlour, where my wife had ordered him to put it when he went out. My little boy saw the prisoner sitting in a ring in Moorfields on the Saturday; I went there, and took him, and carried him before justice Rickards, and because I could not give the clerk a shilling for the warrant, we could not have no hearing there.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Was not the door left open at all hours in the night?</p>
<p>Court. What door do you mean ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. The street door; the shop is shut of nights, and they always come in at the back door out of the square, the street door being always fast.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never took the things: when he took me in Moorfields he charged me with the theftand kicked and abused me very much; I told him if I was ever such a thief, he was not to kick me about, the law must take hold on me. I am a
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<p>Q. How long was you absent?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person280" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . A little better than a quarter of an hour: when I went into the room he had buckled the strap over the key-hole; I unbuckled it, and there was a piece of a key broke in. The prisoner desired I would let the trunk be therefor he had occasion for it to put his scaffold upon: I told him any thing of weight would split it. We took it out of the room, and went up stairs, and left him at work as before.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the trunk open, or shut ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person281" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It was shut when I came down, but it was not lockedand when I went up stairs it was.</p>
<p>Q. Were all three of them unlocked ?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you examine to see whether any thing was taken out ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-25-person283"> Sarah Upington
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person283" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did not; when my mistress came home in the evening, I asked her whether she left it open or no; she said, no, here is the key; says I, here is a key broke in the lock, and there was not a soul in the room but Mr. Tobin. She looked, and missed the things.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did you find me in the room when you came down ?</p>
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<p>Pris. Did not I desire to have them moved outbecause there was size and whitingand it would stick to them ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person285" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-25-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No.</p>
<p>Pris. Did not you say you had got a cloth to cover them ?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person286" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did not say any such thing.</p>
<p>Pris. Did not you help me to move the trunk ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, not till after it was broke open, it was not offered to be moved. The prisoner was by and heard his wife offer half a guinea she had in her pocket, and would pay half a guinea a week afterwards till the worth of the things were paid.</p>
<p>Q. Did he contradict that, and say he would not have it done?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person288" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person289" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-25-person289" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to work at my house on the 14th of May; the second day he was at work I lost five full trimmed shifts, five sheets, three pillow-cases, a table-cloth, a child's mantle, and three aprons. I lost them out of a portmanteau trunk in the room where I laythat was the room where the prisoner was at work in.</p>
<p>Q. What is your husband's name?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-25-person290"> Elizabeth Poor
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the prisoner's having the things?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540530-25-person291"> Elizabeth Poor
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<p>Q. What business is your husband?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person292" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He is bred to the sea; at present he is abroad. I took this house for a pawnbroker's shop; it is not fitted up yet.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any lodgers?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person293" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have Mr. Eagen and his wife, they are as honest people as any in the world.</p>
<p>Q. Have they any servants ?</p>
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<p>Q. Was there any offer made you about making it up?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person295" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There was in the room, when his wife offered half a guineaand half a guinea a week to make it up.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner hear her?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever hear him confess any thing?</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Was I by when my wife offered you any money?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-25-person298"> Elizabeth Poor
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<p>Prisoner. It is very unaccountable I should be singing, and taken up on suspicion of a robbery.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you send to my lodgings and search them ?</p>
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you break open my boxes and trunk ?</p>
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<p>Q. to Upington. Was there any other person in the house when you went up to drink tea?</p>
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<p>Q. Could any body come into the house without your hearing them, or the prisoner's knowledge ?</p>
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<p>William Eagen. I lodge in the prosecutrix's house, and as I came down out of my own room, Mrs. Poor's maid desired I would look into the room to see what the prisoner was about: I looked in, and saw the trunk open, and saw some linnen in it; I ran up stairs, and asked the maid how her mistress came to leave the trunk open; and when we came down there was the flap over the lock buckled too?</p>
<p>Q. Was the trunk open or shut when you came down?</p>
<p>William Eagen. It was shut, and buckled down with that strap, and there was either a picklock or key broke in the lock. When Mrs. Poor came home I saw it opened, and there were not all the things taken out.</p>
<p>Q. What people were in the house at the time you saw him in the room?</p>
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<p>Q. Did he seem to be taking any th ing out of the trunk when you looked in?</p>
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<p>Q. Did the trunk seem to open by accident, or to be opened on purpose?</p>
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<p>Q. How long was that after the girl was gone up to drink tea with your wife?</p>
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<p>Q. Had the prisoner any labourers belonging to him?</p>
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<p>Q. Had you any servant, or any body belonging to you, that could go into that room when the man was at work?</p>
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<p>Q. What business are you?</p>
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<p>Q. Was you in the house when the girl went up to your wife?</p>
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Was not I in the room in my waistcoat?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner take any thing away with him?</p>
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<p>Q. Did he come any more that night?</p>
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you help me to move the trunk into the back room?</p>
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<p>Court. Prisoner, what have you to say for yourself ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I have evidences.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know who took the things?</p>
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<p>Q. Was not you bound over to prosecute ?</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-25-person317"> Thomas Mayo
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<interp inst="t17540530-25-person318" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Russel-Street: I employed the prisoner to six coppers for me, and to do other jobs in my house, which came to about fifty shillings. I believe him to be very honest.</p>
<p>Thomas Herbertson. I am a wig-maker. I have known the prisoner these four or five yearsand never knew any dishonesty or theft by him.</p>
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<persName id="t17540530-26-person325"> John Venables
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<p>Q. Do you of your own knowledge know this man had the pewter plates ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-26-person326" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540530-26-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I do not know any thing of my own knowledge, I know nothing more than that the constable had them before Mr. Fielding, and saw them there: he lived within three or four hundred yards of me.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether he had any knowledge of you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-26-person327" type="given" value="John"/>
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<interp inst="t17540530-26-person328" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Q. Did you ask this lad about the plates?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-26-person330" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Q. Do you know that
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<interp inst="t17540530-26-person332" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Q. Have you no evidence Mr. Venables that he did receive them ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-26-person333" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Hannah Thomas. I am wife to the last witness. We lost these goods out of our house, the prisoner was
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence, nor called any body to her character.</p>
<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I do not know my right age, but believe about thirteen or fourteen.</p>
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<p>334.
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<p>The court ordered the recognizance to be estreated.</p> </div1>
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<p>334. (M.)
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<p>John Graham. I live at
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<p>Court. Your maid! why she is a wife here, the wife of
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<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord, my husband is
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<p>Graham. Her husband was transported for swearing something about a commission of bankruptcy. [See his trial, number 523 in Sir Crisp Gascoyne's Mayoralty ] The next bundle carried out was by the gardener; in which bundle were these goods: a mahogony tea-boarda brown China teapot, a China soop plate, one white Delft plate, one brown and yellow ditto, six China saucers, three China cups, one coffee cup, one sugar bason, one copper teakettle stand, two brass nozzels for sconcesone glass oil crewet, a small quantity of green tea, one silver teaspoon, and one white metal one.</p>
<p>Q. What do you think is the value of them?</p>
<p>Graham. They are worth about ten or twelve shillings. I have got them all again, and they are all my property. I took the prisoner up, and she confessed the taking them before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Was her confession taken in writing before the justice?</p>
<p>Graham. I do not know that, but I heard her confess it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-30-person353" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough. I heard the prisoner confess she took the things before the justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-30-person354" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a bricklayer. I was going to work at Mr. Graham's, and found the gardener standing at the door; but we could not get in. He told me the maid was taken up upon suspicion of stealing things from her master.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of that from your own knowledge?</p>
<p>Godfrey. Yes, I saw all the things taken out of the bundle.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you hear her confess afterwards how she came by them?</p>
<p>Lawrance. She never did in my hearing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540530-30-person357" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner delivered a bundle to me last month, which I carried to the White Horse, Three Cranes, at London, by her order, and brought them back again to her master's house. Mr. Graham had them again.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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