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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 17th, Thursday the 18th, Friday the 19th, Saturday the 20th, and Monday the 22d of JULY.
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER VI. for the Year 1754. BEING THE Sixth 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>
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<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>
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<p>Mandevile Somersall,</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>* Thomas Druit and William Wilton being taken ill,
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<p>347. (L)
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<p>Elizabeth Hill. The prisoner took a ready furnish'd lodging of me; the things mentioned in the indictment were lett with the room. They were missing, I charg'd her with taking them, she said she had pawn'd them, and told me where. I went and found them accordingly.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Was not the evidence along with me to pawn the things?</p>
<p>Hill. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>They lent me them to pawn.</p>
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<p>348. (L.)
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<p>349. (L.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170003"/> once in Cornhill. We took him, and had him before my Lord Mayor, and in searching him there were five taken from him, some from his pockets and some from his breeches, mine was one [ produc'd in court, and depos'd to ]</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of it ?</p>
<p>Watson. It is worth 1 s. 6 d. or 2 s. I had it not above a minute before in my hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-3-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Watson desir'd I'd assist in securing the prisoner, saying he had picked his pocket. Having seen him pick a pocket about half an hour before, I went to him, and said, you are a common pickpocket, and put my hand into his pocket, and took out three handkerchiefs. I secured him; after which I took out two more from his breeches. We took him before my Lord Mayor, and he was committed to Newgate. Mr. Watson owned one of the handkerchiefs. Taking him along he offer'd me 5 s. to let him go; after that he offered me a guinea.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He wanted half a guinea of me to release me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have evidence to prove I pick'd these handkerchiefs up in the street.</p>
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<p>Q. Look if you see him.</p>
<p>More. (She points to the prisoner) That is the man, he pick'd up a small bundle, I cry'd halves. He said he'd give me none. Then there came up two men, and they said halves. He said he'd give them none. Then they opened the bundle, and found either four or five handkerchiefs in it.</p>
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<p>He was a second time indicted for
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<interp inst="t17540717-3-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was upon Change the same day, and within a quarter of an hour of the time the other was taken. I saw the prisoner pick a gentleman's pocket of this handkerchief ( producing one ) I believe it to be the same. He put it into his coat pocket, and I took this out of the same pocket.</p>
<p>Q. How came it you did not secure him?</p>
<p>Trottman. Because I was with a gentleman going on business.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I pick'd them up in the street.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>350. (M.)
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<persName id="t17540717-4-person53"> John Ingraham
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<interp inst="t17540717-4-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost these goods in Essex, I know not who took them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was charg'd with the prisoner in Rosemary-Lane, and had the goods mentioned in the indictment deliver'd into my hands. The prisoner own'd he stole them. (Produced in court, and depos'd to by the Prosecutor )</p>
<p>The Prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>351. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17540717-5-person60"> John Phillibrown
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<interp inst="t17540717-5-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my uncle's and my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540717-5-defend56 t17540717-5-deflabel22"/>. The 2 spoons were missing on Whitson Monday, and the next day were found in a hat-box in the cellar, broke each in two pieces. We charg'd him with taking them; one of them was brought from our house at Ponder's End, and then it was not broke.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-5-person61"> Thomas Phillibrown
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<interp inst="t17540717-5-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Mr. Morley's my uncle on the Whitson Tuesday; he desired I would stay till he search'd his man's boxes, and both the spoons were found broke in a hat-box. The prisoner confess'd to my uncle upon his mentioning the spoons to him. He said he had taken nothing else, and was sorry he had taken them; I was in the warehouse with him, and ask'd him with what view he had taken them. He said, with intention to buy him a pair of silver buckles. I ask'd him how they came broke, he pretended the table spoon was bent when he found it, and the tea-spoon he broke in his pocket in bringing it from Ponder's-End. He said he took the table spoon on the Monday before Whitson Monday, and the teaspoon on the Friday following.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he mention breaking these in the cleaning them ?</p>
<p>Phillibrown. Not one word.</p>
<p>Q. Who did that hat-box belong to?</p>
<p>Phillibrown. I don't know; there was no name upon it.</p>
<p>
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<p>I found the table spoon broke, and I flung it in that box, fearing to lose my place, I had a very good one, and the other I broke in my pocket bringing it from Ponder's-End.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-5-person62" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-5-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner two years. I know nothing of him but that of a very honest man.</p>
<p>Mr. Bean. The prisoner and I were both born in a town, he had as good a character as any in the country.</p>
<p>A woman. I have known him about three years; I never knew him to wrong any body.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-5-person63" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>352. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17540717-6-person68"> Robert Piper
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<interp inst="t17540717-6-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Crasteyn; the coat was his, but it was in my care. I lost my coat from off the coach-box on Whitson Monday, and having seen the prisoner there I suspected him. I took him about a fortnight after in Cheapside as he was buying some cherries; I ask'd him if he knew me, he said yes, and that he had seen me in the coach yard. I charg'd him with taking the coat, and going along he confess'd he stole it, and sold it in Rag-Fair for seven shillings. I took him to my Lord Mayor, and he confess'd the same.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-6-person69" type="given" value="Abraham"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-6-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable that was charg'd with the prisoner; I took him before my Lord Mayor; I heard him confess taking the coat there, and also as we were going there.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober when he confessed it?</p>
<p>Lacy. He was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have been thro' the yard several times when I liv'd at the Cock eating house, near the Royal Exchange, but I know nothing of it. He took me up, and carried me from Alehouse to Alehouse, and told me if I would own the taking the coat before my Lord Mayor, I should be clear, and so I owned it. He went to the house in Rag-Fair, and the people said they never bought such a thing.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-6-person70" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-6-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner two years; I never heard any ill of him before this transaction.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-6-person71"> Margaret Gready
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<interp inst="t17540717-6-person71" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-6-person71" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him these twelve months; I never knew any ill of him before this.</p>
<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>353. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17540717-7-person78"> Elizabeth Jones
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<interp inst="t17540717-7-person78" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-7-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Hanshaw; we had a spoon lost, but I was in bed at the time. (a spoon was produced in court) This is it, it was lost on the first of June.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-7-person80" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> on Saturday the 1st of June. She offer'd it me to sell; there being a gentleman's crest on it, a gentleman being in my shop desired to see it, I shew'd it him; she flew at him and took it, and put it in her pocket, it was then in two pieces. I said if she would leave it I would advertise it; after that she said I had got it, and used insulting language. I sent for an officer and stopp'd her. The other prisoner was with her; she had concealed the piece of spoon, and had deliver'd it to the other person. They were search'd at a publick house over-against the Mansion-House, and the spoon found, but I did not see it found.</p>
<p>They differ'd greatly in their accounts; they first said they bought it down in Wapping, then of a beggar woman, then of a person in the street.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-7-person81"> Theophilus Taylor
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<interp inst="t17540717-7-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, Perkins denied delivering the handle of the spoon, and owned she had it; she said she bought it of a woman in Wapping, after that of a beggar woman in the street, then of a man. They both agreed in their accounts. I took them to a public house, and searched Perkins, and found nothing upon her, and found the handle in Macdonald's shoe, and saw it pull'd out thro' the toe of her shoe, it was on her right foot. Mrs. Threlkill deliver'd the bowl of the spoon when I came there.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-7-person82"> William Martingale
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<interp inst="t17540717-7-person82" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-7-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the sign of the Mansion-House on the 1st of June last, and saw the handle of the spoon in the right foot shoe of the prisoner Macdonald, I pull'd it out.</p>
<p>Macdonald's defence.</p>
<p>I buy old clothes; I met a woman in Wapping
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170005"/> with a broken spoon, she ask'd me to buy it, and ask'd 12 s. for it; I bid her 7 s. 6 d. after that I bought it in the street for 9 s. 3 d. we went in there to sell it, and they stopp'd it. The woman I bought it of was named
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<p>The other said the same.</p>
<p>Martingale. They never told the woman's name, nor where she liv'd.</p>
<p>Q. to Eliz. Jones. Was your house broke open?</p>
<p>Jones. The room door was wrench'd open, and by that means they got into the place where the spoon lay.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Ann Corner. I have known
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<p>Both
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<p>Q. Whose property were they?</p>
<p>Lintott. They were mine.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>Lintott. I did not miss them till Thursday was sevennight, and was then told the man that did it was taken. (Those were warehouses that I seldom went into) I found they were sold to a cheesemonger in the Fleet-Market.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-8-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a cheesemonger in the Fleet-Market. The prisoner at the bar brought papers to me at divers times of several sorts, some printed and some written, which I bought of him for waste paper. I remember I look'd into some of the books that belong'd to the York river company; some of them were dated 1720. The first time I saw him was on the 10th of June; I bought some of him, and paid him for them; he told me his name was Barrington. I ask'd him if he dealt in those sort of things, and understood by his answer that he was a sort of a broker. I said I hop'd he came honestly by them, he said he liv'd in Cold Bath Fields with his father-in-law. That parcel came to 3 l. odd. I desired he wou'd give me a receipt. (Producing one ) This is it, I wrote it and he sign'd his name to it.</p>
<p>It was read to this purport.</p>
<p>June 10, 1754.</p>
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<p>Whiston Bristow. On the 29th of June I went into Mr. Calvert's shop (with whom I deal ) and to my great surprize on one of the shelves I saw one or two of these volumes, stripp'd in the manner they now appear ( There were a great many volumes brought into court, most of them with the covers pull'd off) I look'd in them, and, as most of them had gone thro' my hands some years ago (I have acted as agent for booksellers, and I knew the value of them, I ask'd Mr. Calvert how she came by them; she said she had several more, and shewed me two considerable piles of them. I believe 60 or 70 volumes. I desir'd her to send for her husband immediately, which she did. When he came, I told him he had got books of great value, he said he bought them of a young man who had brought them at different times. I told him the first step proper to be taken, would be to carry them to a place of safety, till we could find the owner. He told me it was a customary way among their trade when one lights of a parcel of waste paper, to assist each other, and that he had sold two parcels of them to two different cheesemongers. I advised him to go immediately to them, and endeavour to get them again, and to advance the price rather than not get them back. Then I took one of the volumes to Mr. Sandby in Fleet-street, an intimate friend of mine, and ask'd his advice, which was, that by advertising them we should soon hear of the owner, as there are but very few copies of them in the kingdom. Then I returned to Mr. Calvert, and with a good deal of joy he told me, he had got back both the parcels untouch'd. He told me he often saw the person he bought them of pass thro' the market, and he hoped he should soon
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<p>Q. to Mr. Lintott. Do you know any of these?</p>
<p>Mr. Lintott. I have look'd at them, some of them I can swear to.</p>
<p>Bristow. We then went to Mr. Richards's a bookseller in Holborn; I ask'd him if he had any volumes of the Lords Journals offer'd to him for sale, he brought out those two very books from his back shop. (Produced in court) He delivered them to me, and put his name upon them, and said he had them of a young man.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present at a second examination of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Bristow. I was; it was the next day; there I told my Lord Mayor what I have related here, and Mr. Lintott was very desirous to come at the bottom of this thing, as we thought the prisoner had some accomplice to put him on to it. He was asked concerning it, and he owned there were two other persons concerned with him in taking 140 volumes, and I think he said one of the men was named Welch, he described them both, and my Lord granted a warrant for apprehending them.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Lintott. Have you examined these books that are brought into court?</p>
<p>Mr. Lintott. I have.</p>
<p>Q. How many volumes did you lose in the whole?</p>
<p>Lintott. There were 140 of them, exclusive of those two that came from Mr. Richards's; they are my property, and were taken out of my chambers.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see them in your rooms?</p>
<p>Lintott. Yes, I have; and have the key in my pocket now.</p>
<p>Q. to Calvert. Have you examined all these books?</p>
<p>Calvert. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath, who did you buy them of?</p>
<p>Calvert. Upon my oath I bought them of the prisoner at the bar, at several different times, to the number of 140 in all, and also bought some other papers.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Lintott. What is the value of them, don't value them as a curiosity, but tell us what you would have sold them for?</p>
<p>Lintott. The sett have been advertised some years ago for 500 l.</p>
<p>Q. Would you take an 100 l. for them now?</p>
<p>Lintott. No, my Lord, nor 200 l. neither.</p>
<p>Q. to Calvert. What did you give for them?</p>
<p>Calvert. I gave him at the rate of fourteen shillings a hundred weight, I paid him a great deal more than appears on that receipt at several times.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity of paper did you buy of the prisoner besides these books?</p>
<p>Calvert. Really I cannot tell, I sold 700 weight to one man.</p>
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<p>Q. Where did you bring them from?</p>
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<p>Q. Whereabouts in the Temple?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever fetch any away in the night?</p>
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<p>Q. Was you ever in the room where the books were?</p>
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<p>Q. Did any body else deliver any parcels to you there?</p>
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<p>Q. to Mr. Lintott. Is your staircase situate as the evidence describes?</p>
<p>Mr. Lintott. The staircase is the first on the right hand going down.</p>
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<p>Q. Where did you take them from?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-8-person102" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took them from a stair-head belonging to a gentleman in the temple; it is at the going down on the right hand from the gate; the prisoner delivered them on my back on the resting place at the stair-head.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you carry them to ?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you carry any in the night?</p>
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<p>Q. to Calvert. Do you remember these two porters bringing the books to you?</p>
<p>Mr. Calvert. I do very well; this last evidence shewed me Mr. Lintott's chambers.</p>
<p>Q. to Potten. Which of these porters brought parcels to you?</p>
<p>Mr. Potten. Irons brought all to me which I had; mine was all waste paper, I had no bound books.</p>
<p>Q. to Calvert. Do you recollect how much you paid the prisoner in the whole?</p>
<p>Mr. Calvert produced a book. l. s. d.</p>
<p>The first article was 1 14 9</p>
<p>The second 1 19 6</p>
<p>The next 1 3 6</p>
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<p>These sums sometimes my wife, and sometimes I myself set down, which were paid to the prisoner for books and paper.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>On a Monday about the middle of May, I had been in the Strand about a little business; coming back again, I happened to go in at the gentleman and Porter in Fleet-street, for a pint of beer, there I happened to sit down in a little box where were two men; they seemed to be very well dressed. I staid there from 6 o'clock to about 7. They were talking how paper sold a pound; I was so unfortunate as to fall into discourse with them; they told me they had a great deal of paper to sell, and if I would sell it for them, or tell them where they might sell it, they would give me half the money. I said I would meet them in the morning. I did, and they took me up into the chamber where these books were. They said they belonged to the chambers; so accordingly I took the papers.</p>
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<p>Q. What is the value of it?</p>
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<p>Mr. Bembrick. I believe it is the prisoner that came with this woman to pawn this vice. I took it in, knowing the woman. I found it advertised, and gave notice to the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>On Sunday morning I went to call my fellow servants to take a walk to Islington. I went to a little back place to case myself; I found this vice, and I carried it to an alehouse till the next day, then I went and pawned it with that woman.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540717-10-off43 t17540717-10-crimeloc45"/>; I lost the things mentioned in the indictment out of my house, which was broke open the 1st of June, in the morning before I got up, and the things gone. I know nothing who did it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-10-person119"> John Clark
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<interp inst="t17540717-10-person119" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-10-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Two nights before Mrs. Vain's shop was broke open, I was with the prisoner to break her shop open, but the watchman coming it hindred us then; so we went home to bed. On Friday after I parted from him, and he went and broke it open by himself. He called me up between 6 and 7 the 1st of June, to go and sell the things. There were two pair of shoes and pair of pumps, and three pair of women's shoes a box-iron and heaters, and a pair of child's stockings. We went and sold the things to an old cloaths man at the end of Hatton-Garden, only the pumps, which we pawned for a shilling.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any share of the money?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-10-person120" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Prisoner. This man has been tried here before now.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-10-person121" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-10-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was once here, and then I was acquitted.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I met the evidence with a bundle of things : He carried them to his mother's house. When I came from work on Saturday Night, I heard a house was broke open, then I suspected he did it, and I forewarned him coming after me, and now he has done this out of spight.</p>
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<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-11-person130"> William Adcock
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I lost a scarlet shag waistcoat that was not finished, two old coats, one old cloth waistcoat, a pair of leather breeches, a cloth cloak, from out of my shop. (I am a Taylor.) I never saw the prisoners before I saw them after this before Justice Withers along with the evidence here. They confessed nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find the goods again?</p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person132" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person132" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I never saw the persons before I came before Justice, Withers. We lost the goods mentioned, and I know the door was left a jar at the time we went to bed. There were no locks broken.</p>
<p>Jos. Stevens. I am about 15 Years of age;
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<p>Q. What time of night was this?</p>
<p>Jos. Stevens. It was betwixt 10 and 11 at night. Then Hamilton pulled me from the door, and said, D - n you, I know how to open it better than you. He took a knife out of his pocket with a hook to it, and it immediately put back the bolt of the door; then he and I got into the entry. Wood stood at the door, and said, Make haste, for it is growing late. We all went with an intention of breaking the house open. We took a red plush waistcoat out of the box, a pair of buck-skin breeches, a pair of cloth breeches with leather linings, and a duffil coat, and a coat with one sleeve, and a waistcoat of the same, and a pair of fustian sleeves with blue ribbons and brass buttons. We delivered them to
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person134" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to sell; she went for Hamilton's wife; we all lodged in one house; she sold them; we had 8 s. 6 d. we gave her a shilling for selling them, and had half a crown each.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Were these your goods?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person135" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Yes, my lord, they were; there was such a coat as he mentioned with one sleeve.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. What was the value of the two coats?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-11-person136"> William Adcock
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person136" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About 10 s.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. What is the value of the shag waistcoat ?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person137" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person137" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The two yards of shag cost 30 s. besides the making up.</p>
<p>Q. What is the old waistcoat ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-11-person138"> William Adcock
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person138" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person138" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . That is but a trifle.</p>
<p>Q. What the leather breeches, and shag breeches?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-11-person139"> William Adcock
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person139" type="given" value="William"/>
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<p>Jos. Stevens. I went and bought this waistcoat and cap I have on out of the money. We were taken up about a woman that is in Clerkenwell; she was an evidence against the two prisoners; then Hamilton began to tell all he knew, and Mr. Withers said I was the youngest, he'd make me evidence.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lodge?</p>
<p>Jos. Stevens. On Saltpetre-Bank, a private house.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-11-person140"> James Warren
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to Mr. Withers Hamilton wanted to be made an evidence, and began to confess; but Mr. Withers knowing he had been an evidence here in January sessions, and cast five persons for transportation* he would not admit him, but admitted the other.</p>
<p>* See No. 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, in this Mayoralty.</p>
<p>Wood's defence.</p>
<p>The thief-catchers desired the prosecutor to prosecute us, and offered him a reward if he would.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Did any body offer you as the prisoner has mentioned?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There were two runners or turnkeys of New-prison and Bridewell said to me, they would give me a note for my chance.</p>
<p>Hamilton's defence.</p>
<p>That evidence is egg'd on by the thief-catchers, and he will swear any thing. I know no more of what he says than the child unborn.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-11-person141"> Jacob Dubois
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person141" type="given" value="Jacob"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know
<persName id="t17540717-11-person142"> Paul Wood
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person142" type="given" value="Paul"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he is my brother, and has been always in my care.</p>
<p>Q. How is he your brother? His name is Wood.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-11-person143"> Jacob Dubois
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person143" type="surname" value="Dubois"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person143" type="given" value="Jacob"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mine is the French name for Wood. He is a draw-boy to a weaver, and I am a draft-weaver. He never wronged me or any body that he worked with to my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-11-person144"> Peter Dubois
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person144" type="given" value="Peter"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He is my brother; he has worked with me a great many times, and he never wronged any body where he did work that I know of.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-11-person145"> James Liaver
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<interp inst="t17540717-11-person145" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-11-person145" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor saying he had got such an affair, I went with him. I heard one of the men at the prison offer him 10 l. if the boys were hanged.</p>
<p>Both
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<p>358. (L.)
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<persName id="t17540717-12-person150"> Elizabeth Jackson
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person150" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is Joseph, I heard the prisoner was taken up and carried before my Lord Mayor for striping a child in Bartholomew close. I, having had one stript, went there to see if I could find out whether or no it was she that stripp'd mine. I there taxed her with it, upon which she owned it, and also that she had stripped two others: And since she has owned that my child's stays and stockings were stopped on Clerkenwell-green: I went and found them out, and the person is here to give his evidence.</p>
<p>Q. to the prisoner. How old are you?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I shall be eleven years of age next monday</p>
<p>Q. to Eliz. Jackson. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170010"/>E. Jackson. I did, we live all in one street, she is an apprentice to her aunt.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your child stripped?</p>
<p>E. Jackson. My child was found in the fields with only two green petticoats and her cap on, and by telling her name and place of abode was brought home to me.</p>
<p>Q. What things were missing from off her?</p>
<p>E. Jackson. A Linen sack, her stays, skirt, shift, stockings, shoes, a pin cloth from before her, and a topknot.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person151" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-12-person151" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was walking in the fields along with a comrade; coming by Frog-lane the turnpike man said, Lord have mercy, I never saw the like in my life, there sits a child that is stripped. I went over a ditch to it; he said, Don't meddle with it; I said I would. I found it with only one petticoat on and another in its hand. I took that and pinned it over her shoulders; then I asked her who she belonged to, and her name. She said her name was
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person152" type="given" value="Peggy"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-12-person152" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and told me where her mother lived. I took it home to its mother.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-12-person153"> Elizabeth Arnold
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person153" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-12-person153" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , ( produces a child's sack.) The prisoner at the bar brought this into the court where I live to sell, and I bought it of her.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person154" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-12-person154" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Look on that sack, do you know it?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-12-person155"> Elizabeth Jackson
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person155" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-12-person155" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My child had this on that morning on the day she was stripped; it is my property.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-12-person156"> Sarah Riley
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person156" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , produces a child's skirt. I gave the prisoner three half pence for this.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person157" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-12-person157" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Do you know that skirt?</p>
<p>E. Jackson: This my child had on the day beforementioned.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-12-person158"> Mary Linch
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person158" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-12-person158" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , produces an under petticoat, a knot, and a piece of check cloth. These things I bought of the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person159" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<p>E. Jackson. The pin cloth and topknot are, and were on my child that morning; the petticoat is not.</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. to
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<p>E. Jackson. They are mine, they were on the child that day.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went up into the fields to get two or three butterflowers with some children, and the next day I went again, and one
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person162" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , an old woman, made me take the things and pawn them.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
<p>Eliz. Davis. I have known this girl about 7 years, and never heard she did any thing of the like kind before.</p>
<p>Q. How old is she ?</p>
<p>Eliz. Davis. I believe she is about eleven years of age.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We had the prisoner at a month old, she, was born in July 1743, O. S. We had her bound apprentice to us by Lambeth parish in August last, I am her uncle, she never wronged us.</p>
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<p>She was a second time indicted for
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person166" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is Richard, I missed this child I have now in my arms, and in about half an hour after I heard she was stripped in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540717-12-off55 t17540717-12-crimeloc57"/>; the other witness can give a particular account of it. The child is about 22 months old.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at work where the child's mother lives, in Black-horse yard, Pick-ax street, there came news that a child was stripped near Bartholomew-close. I did not know whose child it was then. The prisoner was stopped. I went and took hold of the child. I then asked the prisoner if she stripped the child, she said yes, and that she had proffered the things to sale which she took off the child back.</p>
<p>Q. What was taken from the child?</p>
<p>Dawson. A coat and skirt, (produced in court.) Then a gentleman came and asked me if I was the father of that child, I said no, but I was servant to the child's father. A constable was sent for, and he was charged with the prisoner, and we took her before my Lord-mayor, and from thence to the Counter.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before that time?</p>
<p>Dawson. No, never in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-12-person168" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , with a knife in her hand, swore she would stab me if I would not take the petticoat off; but while the woman was licking me she ran away.</p>
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<p>Lomax Ryder. I employed the prisoner's daughter in making hoop petticoats. On the 14th of May she came into the shop for work to carry to her daughter, and some little time after she had left the shop my servant,
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<interp inst="t17540717-13-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About 8 or 9 at night the 14th of May, the prisoner brought in her daughter's work, I bid her stay a little while and I would give her more. She stayed about an hour, and I gave her a piece of cloth to carry to her daughter as usual. She went and reached something from the compter, I then was suspicious she had taken something. I observed as she went out of the shop she endeavoured to conceal something in her apron: this encreased my suspicion, I called to her and she stopped; then I went and asked her if she had not more about her than belonged to her. I looked into her apron and there I found this piece of sattin.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is my property.</p>
<p>Smith. I carried her back, and all she could say for herself was, that she took it in the room of the cloth I gave her to carry to her daughter's.</p>
<p>Q. Was it possible she could make such a mistake?</p>
<p>Smith. No, she could not.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence, but called six people to her character, who gave her a good one.</p>
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<p>Q. How long before you missed your watch was it that you had it ?</p>
<p>Groves. Just before I came up to them; I had taken it out to see what o'clock it was at a lamp, and put it into my fob again.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober at that time?</p>
<p>Groves. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you perceive her to take the watch?</p>
<p>Groves. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Were the two women close together before the other went off?</p>
<p>Groves. They were.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe them to speak to each other?</p>
<p>Groves. I did not perceive they did.</p>
<p>Q. Was the other person near enough you to take your watch?</p>
<p>Groves. The other was at a distance when the prisoner put her hand to my fob. I am sure the prisoner is the person that took it, she never let me go from the time she first took me by the arm till I missed it: then I took hold of her that she should not run away, and I charged the watch with her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get your watch again?</p>
<p>Groves. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think she was near enough the other woman to give it to her?</p>
<p>Groves. Yes, she was, just at her going off.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her reach her hand?</p>
<p>Groves. No, I did not, for I was on the other side.</p>
<p>Q. How near were they to each other?</p>
<p>Groves. I don't know but that they might touch each other.</p>
<p>Q. What was done with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Groves. She was taken to the watch-house, and searched by a woman, but nothing was found upon her, and the next morning we took her to Bridewell, and from thence to Guildhall, and then she was committed.</p>
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<p>Groves. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-14-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 10th of June at night the prisoner was brought down to the watch-house, it was my watch night. There the prosecutor said, as he was coming down the Fleet-market she took hold of him.</p>
<p>Q. Was she in the hearing of him when he told this?</p>
<p>Downs. She was, and he said he refused to go along with her: and that then she asked him for a dram, upon which he gave her a penny.</p>
<p>Q. Was the account he gave the same he has done here?</p>
<p>Downs. It was. I sent for a woman to search her, but the watch was not found upon her. She was afterwards committed by the sitting alderman.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have nothing farther to say, than desiring he should bring the woman that searched me. I was going down the market, and this young man and a young woman were together, I had nobody with me. They were pulling and haleing one another about. I stood to look at them with my back against post. After he had done he went to button up his breeches, and said he had lost his watch, and she was gone away, and then he came and took hold of me, and carried me to the watch-house, and had me searched in a very indecent manner. Then the constable and he went out to see for the young woman he was in company with, they came back and said they could not find her. For my part I never saw her with my eyes before. Then they carried me down to Bridewell, and after that I was committed to Newgate.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Was you with another woman in the Fleet-market at that time?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, the prisoner and another woman were together, I had no body with me.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any knowledge of the prisoner before this?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I never saw her or the other in my life to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. to constable. Did the prosecutor appear to be sober?</p>
<p>Constable. He did to me; I believe he was sober.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. What do you value your watch at?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. At 3 l. 10 s.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540717-15-off74 t17540717-15-crimeloc76"/>. On the 20th of June the prisoner came into our house and called for a pint of cyder, he was then in the tap-house, I went down into the cellar, he went into the kitchen and complained he was cold. I had another customer came and called for a pint of bear, I went and drew it. I know my candlesticks were standing on the mantlepiece when he went into the kitchen. When he was gone I missed my candlesticks. After this a market woman who uses my house was telling me that Mr. Clare, at the Coach and Horses in the King's road, had been robbed of a gown and apron, and that the man upon being searched had a pair of brass candlesticks found upon him. She described the man, I went to the constable's house where she directed me, and saw both the prisoner, whom I knew again, and cry candlesticks. Produced in court and deposed to.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was in that woman's house in my life, I bought the candlesticks of an old clothes man for 24 d. over a pint of beer near Hide-park corner.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>362. (M.)
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<p>+
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<p>363. (M.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170013"/>It appear'd the prisoner had been in these ready furnished lodgings about half a year, after which the things mentioned were missing; he was charged with taking them, he confess'd he did, and directed where they were pawned, and they were found accordingly.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>364. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17540717-18-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Thursday morning about ten o'clock, being the 18th of July, I was backwards in the yard washing my hands, my servant came to me and said he wanted 7 d. to pay for some brass that he had bought. I came into the shop, there was the prisoner. I gave him 7 d. it was for some old brass which he had brought. He went out, and I believe he went a little way down the street, for a little time after came a neighbour and told me he had offered this brass arm to sell ( producing one) it is my property. I went to the prisoner, and charged him with stealing it, he said he bought it, and mentioned first one place then another.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-18-person201" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came into my shop betwixt 10 and 11 o'clock on Thursday last to sell a parcel of old brass. the brass weighed 4 ounces; he offered this brass arm of a candlestick to sale; I sent over to the prosecutor (he lives over against me) I thought it was his; the prisoner went out of the shop, and Mr. Child sent after him and took him.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. After I had paid him for the brass I went backward into the yard, and did not know the prisoner had taken any thing.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never proposed to sell that thing to her.</p>
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<p>365. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17540717-19-person208"> Elizabeth Lucas
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<interp inst="t17540717-19-person208" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband is named James; I lost a pair of worsted stockings out of my house in the month of February, and a pair of shift sleeves; and a h andkerchief, the property of my sister Mary Taunton. I had taken the prisoner in out of charity till she could hear of a service; I charged her with taking them and the confess'd it to me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-19-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present with the constable when the prisoner acknowledged the taking these things mentioned.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Mrs. Lucas gave me three pair of stockings, and the other things I pawn'd with a design to setch them again.</p>
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<p>366. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17540717-20-person214" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was a yearly
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540717-20-defend211 t17540717-20-deflabel97"/> in my house. I observed I missed money out of my desk; at first I was willing to believe it was a mistake; but as I told my money and wrote upon the papers how much each parcel contained, and laying them by finding them often short when I told them over again, I found it could be no longer a mistake of mine. I was very desirous to find the thief out. I believe I missed in the whole to the amount of 15 or 20 l. On Whitson Eve I put ten guineas into my desk. (The place where I had missed my money ) and after that in the same evening ten guineas more. In a week after I took out five, and scratched out the ten guineas on the paper, and put down five; two or three days after I went and found but fourteen guineas, upon this I put in no more gold there, but about a week or a fortnight after I put in 19 s. 6 d. in silver, and told it before I went to church in the morning, and as soon as I came from church I told it again, and found in the bag only 17 s. I asked who had been there, and was told none but the prisoner: this confirmed me in my suspicion, that he must be the man. The sunday following, the seventh of this instant, I set
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<persName id="t17540717-20-person216"> Thomas Simpson
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<interp inst="t17540717-20-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Wilkinson telling me he had lost money at several times, he fix'd me at a place to watch last sunday was sevennight, about half an hour after 10 o'clock he went out, the maid and the prisoner being alone below, she went up stairs, after which the prisoner walk'd softly across the parlour to the stair foot, then he turn'd round in the parlour to the desk, and opening it drew out a drawer, took out a bag, and put his
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170014"/> hand into it, but what he took out I cannot pretend to say. Then he did it up and put it in the drawer again, and shut the desk. On seeing this I stepped to him; he on seeing me seemed pretty much fluttered; I charged him with having meddled with the desk. Mr. Wilkinson was near the door in the street, he was call'd in, and brought the constable with him. We searched the prisoner, after Mr. Wilkinson had told the money, and missed 6 s. In searching the prisoner I observed his hand clinched close, we opened it, and found 2 half crowns and a shilling, with the mark upon them that Mr Wilkinson had put. Upon that the prisoner fell on his knees, begg'd for mercy, said he was utterly ruined.</p>
<p>Q. to Wilkinson. Did you mark any of the money?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. I did, by running an engraver along the Letters V and W in Carolus and William.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when he was searched?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. I was, and saw the money taken from him, upon which he begg'd for mercy. (The money produc'd in court, and depos'd to ) He gave me the key afterward with which he opened the desk; this he has had of a gentlewoman that has had my first floor ever since last September.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17540717-20-person217"> John Scofield
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<interp inst="t17540717-20-person217" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540717-20-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; I took charge of the prisoner, and searched him; he first took out 1 s. 6 d. and some half pence out of his pocket, and declared it was all he had; but seeing his hand clos'd, we would see what was in it, and there found 2 half crowns and a shilling, marked as before mentioned; then the prisoner fell on his knees and begg'd for mercy.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was coming thro' the room; my master goes to church very frequently, and I wanted to clean my buckles, I went to the kitchen and cut myself some bread and butter, and coming from the parlour again forgot a handkerchief, then Mr. Simpson stopped me; I said what is the matter, he would search me, and I had I believe 5 or 6 shillings in my hand, which they took from me.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Would that key open your desk ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Yes, my Lord, it would lock and unlock it very well.</p>
<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>367 (L. )
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<persName id="t17540717-21-person221"> Catharine West
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<interp inst="t17540717-21-person221" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lost a surplice out of the church of the parish of St. Catharine Cree, it was in the clark's care; he had hung the key up in the vestry, I found the hood on the ground that the minister wears over it, and having seen the prisoner follow me when I went in to open the doors, after I missed the surplice I saw him no more. I went to our gentlemen, and told them I had lost it, they desired me to enquire among the Jews. I had not an opportunity to go so soon as I would have gone. A young man came to me, and I desired him if he saw such a thing going to be sold, to stop it. After that Mr. Thackery came and told me he had heard of it, I went along with him to a publick house, and saw
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<interp inst="t17540717-21-person222" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> with it in her lap; I told her it was stole out of our church and I could swear to it, there being a place on it which I had mended. (Produc'd in court, and depos'd to) She had cut a piece of the collar off; they brought the prisoner to me, and I said I could swear to him by his stockings being splashed with dirt, and by a slit on his elbow; I can't tell the day of the month I lost it, but know it was on a Friday.</p>
<p>Q. Could you swear to his face?</p>
<p>West. No, I could not.</p>
<p>Q. Then had he changed his dress you could not have sworn to him?</p>
<p>West. No, I could not.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. What part of the church did I take it from?</p>
<p>West. He took it from out of the vestry. He was taken before my Lord Mayor, and there he owned he did take it from thence ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-21-person223" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar went past my window with a bundle under his arm, he looked in; my husband asked him if he would buy a good hat, he said he wanted to sell. I sell old clothes, he produced the surplice, I got up and looked at it; he said he bought it for half a crown, and asked me five shillings for it; I bought it for 3 s. After I found it was stole. I carried it to the place where it properly belong'd to. I went before the Alderman, and he said if I saw the man I must take care of him, I said I would. After that the prisoner was going by, I said this is the man that sold me the thing; then my husband and another man secured him.</p>
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<p>I did not steal it in the church, I gave half a crown for it, and ask'd the woman 6 s.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-22-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner pledg'd 2 handkerchiefs with me ( producing them) I asked her if they were her own, she said they were.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>There were 2 other women besides me used to wash at Major Johnson's, if they were pawned in my name I can't help it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-23-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had been at the other end of the town with some friends drinking plentifully; the prisoner picked me up in the street, under pretence to see me safe home, and had me first to the Crown in Bread-Street, and made me more in liquor, then she took me to the house of
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<p>Q. What is this house in Parker's Lane, a publick house?</p>
<p>Farrows. No, my Lord, it is a private lodging house.</p>
<p>Q. What reason have you to suspect the prisoner?</p>
<p>Farrows. Because the watch and some money were found upon her.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you give them to me?</p>
<p>Farrows. No, I did not, under no pretence whatsoever ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-23-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I think it was on Monday the 6th of June the prisoner came casually to my shop to buy a pair of shoes: she was in a sad deplorable dress; I told her I believed she had no occasion for shoes, and desired her to go out of my shop. She did, but returned again, and sat down in a chair, and said she had money enough to pay for a pair of shoes, and pull'd out a guinea. I sold her a pair of shoes and gave her change out of a guinea. After that she enquired where she could get some new clothes, and pull'd out a guinea or two more; I said there were clothes enough in the neighbourhood, and a person by my direction brought some clothes to my shop door, she bought a gown and several things. Then she enquired where she could have a lodging to lodge safe; I said you seem to be full of money, I am afraid you have committed something bad; she said, De'el took me if I have, it is a good mons moony, it is my own husbands, then she went away. The next morning I had some business in Cavendish-Square, and when I came back there was the prisoner in my shop again; I asked her what was her business, she said, I was a muckle mon, and she heard I was a constable, and she was come to give me a glass of beer, because she had heard she had been saucy to me the day before, and that I had been so good to her as not to took her to the watch-house. I bid her go about her business, or I'd turn her out; then she said I will gang no farther till I treate you. Then she put her hand in her bosom, and there I saw 2 seals hang out, then I said I am afraid you have done some bad action, for I see you have got a watch there, pray what o'clock is it? She said you have got a watch of your own I courted her a good deal to see it, but she would not let me have it; at last I took hold of it and saw the name upon it; then I said you must give me some farther account before you go any farther; she said it was her husband's, and that he was a perriwig-maker in Brewer-Street at the Coach and Horses; I left her in the custody of my apprentice, and went there to enquire whether such a person did live there. When I came there, I found her sister lived there, but the prisoner did not. Then I came back, and went to justice Bedwell with her; he ordered me to search her, I did, and found 38 shillings and 6 l. in silver in a paper, and 11 guineas and an half n gold, in her bosom; then she was committed. ( The watch and money produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This watch and seals are my property which I lost that night I was with the prisoner: the money I will not pretend to swear to.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170016"/>James. She told me in the coach going along that she picked up a man in Broad-street by Carnaby-Market, and they agreed to go down to her lodgings in Parker's Lane, there they drank together, after that she helped him off with his breeches, and they lay down on the bed together. After that she took his breeches and took out of them 20 golden guineas and some silver, but did not say what quantity of silver, and the watch, and then went away and left him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-23-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 8th of June last I happened to be at justice Fielding's, the prisoner was then present, I asked the prisoner how she came to do such a rash action as to take the gentleman's money; she said she took the gentleman's watch and money to keep till he was sober; I asked her why she did not return them, she said she went out and came no more back to the house in Parker's-Lane.</p>
<p>Q. to James. You say you went before Mr. Bedwell, the last witness talks of being at Justice Fielding's?</p>
<p>James. Mr. Bedwell was at Justice Fielding's office, they were both together.</p>
<p>Q. Did she mention the house where she took the watch and money?</p>
<p>James. She said it was in Mr. Cartey's house in Parker's-Lane, I have been at the house since to search for more money that she says she hid there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-23-person242" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lived in Cartey's house in Parker's-Lane, up one pair of stairs forwards, she and her husband came and took that lower room on the Tuesday before she did this robbery. My child and I were sitting on the cill of the door when the gentleman and she came in, I said to my child get up and let Mr. Jones and his wife come in, after that she called for me to go and fetch a pot of beer, and said her husband would not go to sleep without it (meaning the gentleman) and came into the entry to me and gave me six-pence to pay for it, I went and fetched it, and gave her the change.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing about taking the things?</p>
<p>A. Carter. I do not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been into the city receiving some money from Edinburgh, as I was coming home I met with this man at the Crown on the top of Broad-street by Golden-Square, he was in liquor, and worried me to drink there; then we went into another house and chang'd a guinea, and paid for a bit of salmon and a pot of beer; after this we came as far as Parker's-Lane, he said he'd have some beer, and got this woman to fetch some; he desir'd I'd take care of his clothes and watch for him. I sat down, he laid down his breeches, after I had help'd to pull them off; I went to see what was become of my child, and when I came back he was gone, and my door padlock'd. Then I went and bought a pair of shoes, and said at that house I wanted other things, the man's wife went and brought in a smock, 2 petticoats and a gown, I bought them. Then because the door was padlock'd he said he'd take me to a very good lodging; he took me to one, I stay'd all night there, but never spent a farthing of the money. I came back to his house again, his wife was washing, then the thief catchers came in, and they have kept all the things I bought.</p>
<p>James. As she bought these things out of that money I thought proper to detain them for him.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. She says you gave her these things in order for her to keep for you.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am pretty sure I never gave them to her at all, but believe she did assist me in pulling my breeches off.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My name is
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<p>Court. You have pleaded to that of
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , on the 5th of July about 10 o'clock at night, we overtook the prisoner and another woman together, they toss'd up their hoops to let us pass, and the prisoner said, Lord! every body is admiring my breast as they go along. Lord, said I, perhaps they are worth admiring, she turned round and said how do you do, my dear, will you give me a glass of wine, and took hold of my hand; with all my heart, said I, then they brought us down to the Rummer by
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<p>Q. Who call'd for the bottle?</p>
<p>Knight. I did; and flung down 2 s. for it before we tasted it, then she came to me and turn'd up all her clothes to her navel, and sat down on my knee, and said my dear; I said, my dear, I'll have nothing to say to you, she unbutton'd my breeches before, and pull'd all out shirt and all. Then I turn'd round and button'd
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<p>Q. Did the other come near you?</p>
<p>Knight. No, she did not. Then we went to go out, when we got to the door I turn'd round to my friend Edwards to come along, and though I had seen the two women in the entry as I thought going with us, they were slip'd away in an instant. Then I put my hand to my pocket, and pull'd out my money, and found ten 36 shilling pieces and 3 guineas missing, and some silver, but what quantity I know not. When we found we could not come at them that night, we went home and lay together; the next morning we were advis'd to go to the same house; accordingly we went and called for half a pint of wine; I said to the drawer, do you know my face? he said, yes Sir, you were here together last night with two young ladies, (as he was pleased to call them, but they were two young devils to me) I asked him where they liv'd and their names, he said he did not know either. That did not satisfy me, I had lost my money, but I thought proper to conceal that, and said they gave us directions where to find them, but we had lost it. Then I went to a friend of mine, to whom I told the affair and we went in again, and the same drawer brought in a pot of porter; we asked him again whether he knew any thing of them, he said no. My friend called for the man of the house, who came; he said to him, here is an odd affair happen'd in your house, and told him of it; the landlord said he knew nothing of the women, or where they liv'd, and the mistress of the house said the same. I said if the drawer would tell me where they liv'd that I might see them, I'd give him a guinea or two; he went out and came in again, and with humms and haws directed us to a house in a court in the Strand; we went there with a constable and a warrant; the constable found the prisoner by my describing her; but we could not find the other woman. After the constable had got her, I went in and said, G - d bless your pretty face, don't you know me again? She said yes, you was in company with me last night; she denied nothing that passed but having my money; she said she did not take a brass farthing out of my pocket; no, said I, I had no such thing in it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you search her or her lodgings ?</p>
<p>Knight. No, we did not; had we found money I could not have sworn to that.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know how much money you had in your pocket at that time?</p>
<p>Knight. To be sure I did by counting of it.</p>
<p>Q. When did you count it?</p>
<p>Knight. A little before we met with them.</p>
<p>Q. How much had you?</p>
<p>Knight. Twenty 36 s. pieces, nine guineas, and some silver.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to count it at that time?</p>
<p>Knight. When I go with such creatures I always do.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been along with such creatures that night before?</p>
<p>Knight. No.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you been before you met with them?</p>
<p>Knight. I went out of a house in the Strand about three quarters of an hour after nine.</p>
<p>Q. Were there no women there?</p>
<p>Knight. There were, but I had not been drinking that night; it was then the beginning of the evening.</p>
<p>Q. Was you quite sober?</p>
<p>Knight. I had had some liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had all this money when you came out of that house?</p>
<p>Knight. I had.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Knight. I counted it at coming out.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember your throwing your gold, silver and halfpence about the room?</p>
<p>Knight. No. I pulled out my money to look for silver, but I tossed none about.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you drop some on the ground?</p>
<p>Knight. I don't remember any such thing.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to pursue these women ?</p>
<p>Knight. I did not know where to pursue. I turned round for my friend, and when I looked for them they were gone.</p>
<p>Q. Did you count your money when you went in at the Rummer?</p>
<p>Knight. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see your gold when you paid for your wine?</p>
<p>Knight. I know then I had it safe.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor and I were together going along the Strand; we met with the prisoner and another woman; they importuned
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170018"/> us to go with them to this Rummer to drink. We both went with them. The prisoner sat on his knee with her cloaths up in an indecent manner, and the other so upon mine. We were there till we drank a glass or two of wine. When we were going out I was talking to my friend, and they slipped away and got off. We went to run after them, but could see nothing of them; we never saw which way they went. As soon as we came out of the house, he told me he had lost ten 36 s. pieces, and three guineas. He had counted it there, but would not make any disturbance about it then. Then we went to his lodgings, and lay together. The next morning we went to the same tavern and asked for the drawer; he would give us no account where we might find them, till we got another friend; then we found the prisoner out, and she was taken up and carried before a Justice of the Peace, but she denied having the money.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prosecutor take out his money at the Rummer?</p>
<p>Edwards. I did, and he paid 2 s.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any gold in his hand at that time?</p>
<p>Edwards. Yes, my Lord, I did.</p>
<p>Q. How much do you think you saw?</p>
<p>Edwards. I saw a great deal; there were several 36 s. pieces.</p>
<p>Q. Was that before the women went away?</p>
<p>Edwards. It was, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. By the quantity how much do you think there might be?</p>
<p>Edwards. There might be upwards of 40 l.</p>
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<persName id="t17540717-24-person251"> John Knight
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Sister's lodging, near Long-acre; I said to him, Jack, what is the matter? He said, since I saw you last I am 4 or 5 and 20 l. the worse man. I asked him how that came about? He said, there were two women picked up this gentleman and I in the Strand, and had us to the Rummer-tavern, and picked my pocket. I advised him to go there again and enquire for them. We three went, and called for a pot of porter. I said to the drawer, Do you remember these two gentlemen being here last night, he said he did. I asked him after the two women that were with them; he said he knew nothing of them; adding, there were a great many women used the house that they did not know. Then I went to the landlord, and said to him, There is an affair happened here which may be of bad consequence to your house; here is a gentleman has been robbed in it last night of so much money, and I believe your drawer knows it. Said he, I'll call him. I said we had offered him a guinea or two to tell us where to find them. Then the women of the house said she remembered a gentlewoman whose name was Lewis, and she could find it out by that. After that the drawer went to the bar in the yard, and unriddled the affair, and said her name was
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person252" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , that she lived in Exeter-Court in the Strand. Then a gentleman followed me and said, I am sorry for your misfortune, I'll endeavour to assist you. We went and found the prisoner; she was standing at her own door in the court. The constable went up to her, and said, I have a warrant against you for a robbery at the Rummer. She owned she was there; then the prosecutor came up, and said, My dear, I know you well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable. When I took this woman in Exeter-Court, she said, I know I was in company with that gentleman very well; then the gentleman came up to her, and said, My dear, you have a pretty face, I know it very well, or such like words. She said, I know yours, and she mentioned what actions they had together. Said I, Did you rob the gentleman of so much money? She said, No, not of a farthing. I took her before Justice St. Laurence, there she owned she was in company with him, but denied having a farthing of his money. Then I took her to the Gatehouse; she owned the same there of her being in company, and her actions, but not to the taking his money.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was coming from Westminster by Northumberland-house, a man laid hold of me and kissed me, and put his hand on my breast. There came another woman by in a brown camblet gown. He said, As I have kissed you, you shall go along with me. I begged him not to take me away. When we came into the tavern, he called for a bottle of wine; the woman in the camblet gown and he sat down together; she asked him for a present; he said, I'll give no present; I have been with two woman in Marygold-Court already. Then he rang the bell, and wanted another bottle of wine. He pulled out two shillings and some gold in his hand, and said, there is two shillings for the wine, I am to go to Haddock's bagnio; and away he went.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was at our house in Marygold-Court the 5th of July; he dined there on beans and bacon. I think, as soon as he dined he went out, and was there again in the evening, I believe, between 9 and 10 o'clock, and supped there.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober?</p>
<p>Rudd. He was very much in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any quantity of money he had?</p>
<p>Rudd. I remember his having a parcel of 36 s. pieces, some guineas, and some silver.</p>
<p>Q. What did he pull them out for?</p>
<p>Rudd. To send for beer. He dropped some in the plate and some on the floor, and picked it up again two or three times. I desired him to put his gold by itself, or he would lose it.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he go out of your house?</p>
<p>Rudd. He went out at near 10 o'clock, and Mr. Edwards along with him.</p>
<p>Q. Was his friend in liquor?</p>
<p>Rudd. He was likewise.</p>
<p>Q. What are they?</p>
<p>Rudd. They are both sea-faring men. I saw them both in the Strand in the evening; they were talking with three women at the end of Halfmoon-Street.</p>
<p>Q. What women?</p>
<p>Rudd. I believe they might be women of the town. They had proposed to go back to lie at my house, but they did not.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner three years, she lives next door but one to me.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a housekeeper?</p>
<p>Becket. I am, and so is she.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Becket. I always took her for an honest woman. My wife was once ill, and if I had not taken the prisoner for an honest woman I would not have entrusted her, as I did, in the shop for a month. I was seldom at home, and I left the care wholly to her. We never missed any thing, no, not the least farthing.</p>
<p>Q. What do you sell?</p>
<p>Becket. I sell coffee and tea, and other things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a publick-house at the top of Burleigh-Street. I have known the prisoner upwards of three years; she always paid me honestly for what she had of me; I never heard an ill character of her. I have trusted her in a room where plate was, and she has had liquor in a silver tankard; If her reckoning was miss-scored she would take care to rectify it, and has paid me more than I have had on the score.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a bricklayer; I live in Burleigh-Street, and have known her three years or better. She always behaved very well, and very decently, and paid her rent well; nobody better: I never heard of her robbing any body.</p>
<p>Jos. Rogers. I keep a coal-shed in Burleigh-Street; I have known the prisoner five years, and never heard but she was reckoned a very honest woman. She has had a great deal of goods from me, and if I had mistaken, and not set them down, she always rectified it, and paid me very honestly.</p>
<p>Patrick M'Intire. I have known the prisoner about three years last February. I am a shoemaker; she has employed me, and paid me very honourably and honestly; I never heard any thing to her dishonestly before; she is a very good natured agreeable neighbour. My wife and she are very intimate. I live facing her window.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see any such indecency as has been here mentioned by her?</p>
<p>M'Intire. We never meddle with our neighbours. I believe she is as honest a woman as any in England.</p>
<p>Q. Should you like your wife should keep her company if she is guilty of such indecency as here mentioned?</p>
<p>M'Intire. Indeed I should not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-24-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawn-broker; my house and the prisoner's join; I have known her ever since she came there, which is three years. I look upon her to be a very honest woman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear of her picking pockets?</p>
<p>Holbourne. No, I never did.</p>
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<p>Israel Buckley. The prisoner came to my house on the 4th of June, to buy a ring; I bid her sit her finger. She looked at one and another; at last she said I fancy this will do. I took it and began to weigh it. Then she said she wanted one of two guineas value. I looked upon her and bid her go about her business, and told her she wanted no such ring. She went out of my shop, I missed a ring, followed and stopped her. She dropped the ring in the kennel. Then I brought her back to my house, and put her into a room where nobody was but she and my girl. The ring was found in
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<p>Q. Did you find the chain upon her?</p>
<p>Buckley. No, we did not. Then I went to enquire at a pawnbroker's, one Mr. Harrison, and found one row of a gold chain, who said, he took it in of the prisoner. About a week after, the prisoner's mother gave me an account that the prisoner had sold some more of it at other places.</p>
<p>Q. How many chains were there of it?</p>
<p>Buckley. There were four; this I found at the pawnbroker's was the uppermost chain, that is the shortest.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of that?</p>
<p>Buckley. It is worth 10 s.</p>
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<p>Q. to the prosecutor. How came you to lay it in the indictment as your property?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The young woman is my niece; I brought her up, and find her cloaths and every thing as though she was my own.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you in the room all the time she was?</p>
<p>M. Buckley. No, I was not, I was once just out at the room door.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-25-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Harrison, a pawnbroker in St. Bride's parish. On the 4th of June the prisoner brought this piece of the gold chain and pledged it at our house, producing it.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Look upon that chain, do you know it?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I believe it is part of what I lost, but as one gold chain may be like another I will not swear to it.</p>
<p>The niece said the same.</p>
<p>Q. to Stiles. How much did you lend the prisoner upon it?</p>
<p>Stiles. I lent her 6 shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was the prisoner?</p>
<p>Stiles. I am sure she is the person.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence</p>
<p>Going down to Fleet-market I saw that piece of a link of a chain lying in a piece of paper; there were two women with roses in their hands, they said halves; I said I believe you may take all, it is nothing but a piece of brass. They said you shall go to a silversmith's and have it tried. I said, no, I would not, I might bring myself into trouble. They then said try it upon a flint stone. I went to the pawnbroker's and asked him if it was gold or not, and he tried it and weighed it. I asked four shillings upon it, and he lent me 6.</p>
<p>Stiles. She never asked me whether it was gold, she asked me to lend her 6 shillings upon it, which I did.</p>
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<p>Thomas Saunders, On the 28th of May last, about 10 at night, I was going on horseback from London to my home at Barkhamstead in Hertfordshire, there met me two men on horseback, one on my left hand side and the other in the road I was in; I asked them what they wanted; the man on my left hand said to the other, he seems to be an honest man, let him go along; upon that I turned out of the way and rode on, and did not think of any harm at all. I rode slowly on towards a place called
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<p>In a few Days Part II. will be published.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170021"/>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 17th, Thursday the 18th, Friday the 19th, Saturday the 20th, and Monday the 22nd of JULY.</p>
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. PART II. of NUMBER VI. for the Year 1754. BEING THE Sixth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Hon.
<persName id="t17540717-29-person283"> Thomas Rawlinson
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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="175407170022"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>Kings Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. WERE they the same persons you had met before?</p>
<p>Saunders. I really can't say they were or not. I went on as before, when I came to the top of Stanmore there was a man stood dismounted with his horse in his hand. I rode about 100 or 150 yards past him, then there was a man on horseback in the highway, with his face towards me. I offered to turn out of the road, and he stopped me; I asked him what he meant, or what he wanted; he said he wanted my money.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing in his hand?</p>
<p>Saunders. No, I did not. Then I told him I had not got any; then he said, d - n your blood I'll blow your brains out, if you don't give me that bag you have got. I told him I had but a few halfpence and a six-pence. Then he asked me for my watch, I told him I did not carry one. He felt on the wasteband of my breeches to see if I had one. Finding I had none, he demanded what money I had, so I gave it him, which was 9 d. 1/2.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon the prisoner, do you know him ?</p>
<p>Saunders. I do not, I can't say this is the person. Then he turned out of the road and came towards London, and I went on my way and wished him a good night. As he went to go by me I looked on his mare and saw something of a skin for a housing behind. I rode slowly on; after which I heard a horse follow me pretty swiftly again; I turned my head about and perceived him to be a horse without a rider. I judged it to be one of the highwaymen's horses. I rode as fast as I could towards Bushey, the mare came following me all the way, and when I stopped at Bushey, she came directly up to me; I laid hold of her bridle, which was upon her neck. I considered some time to know what I had best to do. I stood still, and hearing nobody coming, I went to the Red-lion inn, and called the man of the house, whose name is Cook, he came to the window, I told him I had been robbed, and that I had got the man's mare that robbed me, and desired he'd call the ostler immediately, for I looked upon myself to be in danger. The ostler came and let me in at the gate, and fastened it again. I delivered the mare to him, and desired him to take care of her. I staid there all night.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a saddle and housing behind upon that mare?</p>
<p>Saunders. There were, but no housing before. It was a hare housing, like that the man rode that robbed me. The next morning I told the man of the house about the mare, and thought it proper to have her cry'd at three market towns. I left her there with the bridle and saddle, and went home. I had not been at home above two or three days before I was sent for to go to Justice Capper's, and I told him all that I knew, the same as I have done here, as near as I can remember.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. When did this happen?</p>
<p>Saunders. On the 28th of May about half an hour after 11 o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not dark?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175407170023"/>Saunders. No, it was not, it was pretty clearish.</p>
<p>Q. Could you see the person's face that robbed you?</p>
<p>Saunders. I could not, he did what he could to hide that from me.</p>
<p>Q. What do you call the housing?</p>
<p>Saunders. I think it is bear skin.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light enough to distinguish that?</p>
<p>Saunders. It was, I could see it very plain.</p>
<p>Q. You call it a mare, did you know it to be a mare when you was robbed?</p>
<p>Saunders. No, but I found it to be a mare afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon you to swear it was the same housing that the man had that robbed you?</p>
<p>Saunders. I can, it was the very same.</p>
<p>Jeffery Edwards. On the 28th of May the prisoner at the bar hired the mare of me to go out of town.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen her since?</p>
<p>Edwards. I have at Justice Fieldings.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you deliver the mare to him?</p>
<p>Edwards. I sent her to him to his master's, Mr. Lebass, in the afternoon of that day, about 4 or 5 o'clock, he hired her for 3 days. She did not come home according to bargain. Then I went to the person that recommended this man to me. The prisoner had sent for me the afternoon of the day he came home, but I could not go to him, but went to him on the Saturday following, (the 28th of May was on a Tuesday.) The prisoner would not tell me where the mare was, but said she was very safe, and he'd pay me for her, which he accordingly did very honestly.</p>
<p>Q. What did he give you for her?</p>
<p>Edwards. He gave me 10 guineas for the mare, bridle and saddle.</p>
<p>Q. Describe the saddle, bridle and housing.</p>
<p>Edwards. The housing was a hare housing, it is a bear or Leopard's skin, a mixed mottled thing, the saddle was a common one.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known the prisoner any time?</p>
<p>Edwards. I have known him by sight.</p>
<p>Q. What business is he?</p>
<p>Edwards. He is a cooper by trade, he worked with Mr. Lebass, a brewer, at that time.</p>
<p>Q. What might he get a year by his business?</p>
<p>Edwards. I don't know that.</p>
<p>Q. Did he appear in his business at that time he paid you for the horse?</p>
<p>Edwards. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did he continue in his business till he was taken up, which was on the 11th of June?</p>
<p>Edwards. I don't know that.</p>
<p>Q. Did he disappear?</p>
<p>Edwards. I don't know that he did.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-29-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Swan the upper end of Oxford road, the prisoner and Harding stopped at my house and had a quartern of brandy or rum. I don't know which.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it on?</p>
<p>Hammond. I don't justly know, I believe it was on a Tuesday.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the Tuesday before the robbery?</p>
<p>Hammond. I did not hear of the robbery till about a fortnight after; it answered to the time I believe, I imagine it was on that day, but I can't be certain.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it?</p>
<p>Hammond. I believe it was about 12 o'clock at noon.</p>
<p>Q. Recollect whether it was the day before the 29th of May, there are a many oak boughs about then.</p>
<p>Hammond. I can't recollect oak boughs. Harding left a message with me for his master, Mr. Rocket, a stone-cutter.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known Harding?</p>
<p>Hammond. I have known him these 2 years.</p>
<p>Q. Is he in his business now?</p>
<p>Hammond. No, Sir, not with Mr. Rocket.</p>
<p>Q. Is he in business any where else?</p>
<p>Hammond. I don't know that he is.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard he is absent?</p>
<p>Hammond. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any notice of the saddles or any thing behind them?</p>
<p>Hammond. No, I did not.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-29-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Red-lion at Kilbourne, Harding and another person came on horseback to my house about 7 o'clock in the evening on the 28th of May, and called for a pint of beer.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the other person?</p>
<p>Timms. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner, is that the man?</p>
<p>Timms. I can't take upon me to say it is. They both alighted from their horses and went into the house, and there called for a quartern of gin; Harding desired I'd drink part of it, I told him I never drank any at all, then he said bring a quartern of rum, which I did. Then he said to my spouse, I suppose you don't know that man (meaning the person that was with him) we both said we
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<p>Q. What answer did the other person make to that?</p>
<p>Timms. He made no answer. In the mean time came Mr. Milking's two daughters from Edger riding by, and Harding went in a doors, and into the parlour, seemingly because he would not see them. They paid for what they had and went away.</p>
<p>Q. Did your wife make up a bed for them?</p>
<p>Timms. She did, but they did not come, I have not seen Harding since.</p>
<p>Q. What time did they go away?</p>
<p>Timms. They went away about half an hour past 7 o'clock, after, they had staid about half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe their horses and saddles?</p>
<p>Timms. I took a great deal of notice of them.</p>
<p>Q. Had one of them a housing?</p>
<p>Timms. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Which rode that horse?</p>
<p>Timms. The person that was with Harding did.</p>
<p>Q. Had Harding any Housing?</p>
<p>Timms. No, he had none, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a housing was it?</p>
<p>Timms. It was skin with the hair on.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the dress the man (he called his brother-in-law) was in?</p>
<p>Timms. I do not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that was the same mare that was stopped at the Red-lion?</p>
<p>Timms. I am positive it was the same, I have seen her several times since.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Counsel. You say you, remember that Harding said, that man that was with him was his brother-in-law?</p>
<p>Timms. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see them in company together ?</p>
<p>Timms. I cannot take upon me to say I have.</p>
<p>Court. What is your belief as to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Timms. Dress alters people much; I can't take upon me to swear he is the man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-29-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the White Hart at Bushey; opposite to the Red Lion; Harding came to my house on the 29th of May, in the morning, between five and six o'clock, and told me he had had a damnable misfortune; he and a companion of his were coming down to see his mother; that they were both got drunk, and his companion's mare had thrown him in Stanmore pond, and was run away.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Harding's mother?</p>
<p>Treacher. I do, she keeps an inn at Watford; I was born and bred there, and have known him from a child.</p>
<p>Q. How many sisters has Harding?</p>
<p>Treacher. I can't say whether there is one or two.</p>
<p>Q. Are any of them married?</p>
<p>Treacher. I know one, she is unmarried; and I don't know whether there is another or not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know myself innocent, and have a great many witnesses to call, which I hope will prove it.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<p>Q. Is he a married man?</p>
<p>Dole. He is.</p>
<p>Q. Whose daughter is she?</p>
<p>Doleman. I don't know her maiden name.</p>
<p>Q. Has he been publick in his business since this robbery was committed?</p>
<p>Doleman. He has; he threw down a butt of beer for me since that.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Doleman. It was never stained as I know of; he bears the character of a very honest man; he maintains his family very well.</p>
<p>Mr. Herne. I am broad clerk to Mr. Lebass; the prisoner was cooper; I have known him about two years, during which time he has been under my direction.</p>
<p>Q. Can he get a good livelihood by his business?</p>
<p>Herne. He is paid 15 s. per week from the counting-house, and he has a shilling a butt for fining it, or 9 d. and a full pot of beer; it is as good as 28 or 30 s. per week.</p>
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<p>Herne. He has.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what was his wife's maiden name ?</p>
<p>Herne. I don't know whose daughter she was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look upon him to be honest before this affair?</p>
<p>Herne. I had a great reason to believe him so; he has seen me receive large sums of money, and I have desired him to attend me home; he never attempted to affront or misuse me.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in his business constantly after the 28th of May?</p>
<p>Herne. I can't take upon me to say so; I did not observe him.</p>
<p>Mr. Povey. I am a cooper by trade; the prisoner at the bar was servant to me three years. About five years ago he behaved like a very honest good servant; upon which I recommended him to Mr. Lebass, and he has been advanced by his master since he has been with him; he has made him his broad cooper.</p>
<p>Q. Is he a married man?</p>
<p>Povey. He is; I knew his wife from a child.</p>
<p>Q. What was her maiden name?</p>
<p>Povey. Her maiden name was
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<p>Q. Did he attend his master's business after the 28th of May?</p>
<p>Povey. He never absented from it at all till the time he was taken up. He was in my shop several times after that. Was he this minute clear, I think I could not have a better servant. I believe him to be a very honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-29-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him seven or eight years; I am a baker; he lodged in my house three years some years ago; he married his wife in the time; her maiden name was Smith.</p>
<p>Q. What was his general character ?</p>
<p>Halfpenny. He has the character of a very honest hard-working man, one that takes good care of his family. There has been hardly a day these four or five years but I have seen him. I do really think that I have seen him every day in my life in that time.</p>
<p>Q. What days did you see him after the 28th of May ?</p>
<p>Halfpenny. I can't say as to the particular days; I drank with him about an hour before he was taken up; then he was in his business, putting down some beer in a cellar.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540717-29-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a bricklayer; I have known the prisoner about nine or ten years; he has lodg'd with me about five years last past; his wife's maiden name was Smith; he behaved as well as any man could do in point of honesty, sobriety and industry. He lived with me down to the time he was taken up.</p>
<p>Q. What hours did he use to keep?</p>
<p>Pryer. I never knew any man keep better hours in my life.</p>
<p>Q. Was he publickly about your house after the 28th of June?</p>
<p>Pryer. He was. He stood three hours at my door since that with a gentlewoman that lodges in my house, whom he might have robbed of three hundred pounds worth of things, when he would, had he been so minded. He was about his business usually every day till taken up.</p>
<p>Court. Upon your oath, Where was he on the 28th of May at night?</p>
<p>Pryer. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Court. Was he in your house that night?</p>
<p>Pryer. I can't say he was.</p>
<p>Court. Did he go out on horseback that night?</p>
<p>Pryer. I did not know that till afterwards.</p>
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<p>Mr. Carr. I have known him about two years; he bears the general good character of an honest man. I live near the brewhouse, and have seen him since the 28th of May in his business. I was extremely surprized when I heard of this affair.</p>
<p>Mr. Field. I have known him 6 or 7 years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Field. It is that of a very honest industrious man?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you take any notice of housings to his saddle?</p>
<p>Wilcox. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. What colour was his horse?</p>
<p>Wilcox. It was a black one.</p>
<p>Q. A horse or a mare?</p>
<p>Wilcox. That I can't say.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any notice of the person's cloaths ?</p>
<p>Wilcox. He had a dark grey coat and plain hat.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any body in company with him?</p>
<p>Wilcox. There was a man behind the chaise at the time, a very little distance off, on horseback.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did the person come up to you?</p>
<p>Wilcox. He let me pass him, then he rode past me and stop'd us.</p>
<p>Q. Had the man a mask on?</p>
<p>Wilcox. No, he had not.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did he go after you had lost your money?</p>
<p>Wilcox. He rode towards London.</p>
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<p>Q. Look at the prisoner, do you know him?</p>
<p>Barefoot. I don't know the man.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any notice of the horse he rode?</p>
<p>Barefoot. It was a black mare.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing particular besides the saddle ?</p>
<p>Barefoot. I did not see the saddle?</p>
<p>Q. Did yo u see any housing?</p>
<p>Barefoot. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. What were the colour of his cloaths?</p>
<p>Barefoot. He had a blue grey coat on.</p>
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