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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175409110001"/>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 11th, Thursday the 12th, Friday the 13th, and Saturday the 14th, of SEPTEMBER.
<p>In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER VII. for the Year 1754. BEING THE Seventh SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Hon.
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<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1754;</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</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>John Hall.</p>
<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>413. (M.)
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<p>The prosecutor is a
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<p>The prisoner in her defence said, she was going by with another woman, and she bought it and gave it her to carry.</p>
<p>The prosecutor said, she was alone at the time.</p>
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<p>414. (L.)
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<p>Q. How much is there of it?</p>
<p>Symonds. Here are sixteen pounds weight?</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Symonds. I don't know the day of the month; but it was on a Friday six weeks ago, and in the night. We carried it in two parcels to one Cosgrave near the Victualing Office on Tower Hill to sell; we knocked and he was along time in getting up, and the watchman came and took us.</p>
<p>Q. Did Cosgrave know in what manner you came by this tobacco?</p>
<p>Symonds. He must know that.</p>
<p>Q. Were any others concerned besides the prisoner and you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-3-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. I was going to beat the hour one this night and past the prisoner and evidence, after which I saw them knocking at Cosgrave's door. I heard somebody on the inside unlocking the door, and turning myself saw the evidence lying on this tobacco upon the ground. I laid hold of him. When the man within heard me he would not open the door at all. I took the evidence to the watch house, but the prisoner ran away.</p>
<persName id="t17540911-3-person51"> James Murray
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<interp inst="t17540911-3-person51" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-3-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was officer of the night when the evidence and the tobacco were brought to the watch-house. I asked him where he got it, and he said, he stole it from the key, and that if I'd go with him he'd go and take his accomplice. I carried him before Sir
<persName id="t17540911-3-person52"> Samuel Gore
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<interp inst="t17540911-3-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and his information was taken; upon which a warrant was granted, and I went by the evidence's direction and took the prisoner, who confessed also he had the tobacco from the place where the accomplice had mentioned before.</p>
<persName id="t17540911-3-person53"> William Robertson
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<interp inst="t17540911-3-person53" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-3-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am concerned upon the key for Mr. Hunt. He and only he had tobacco that night in the place where the prisoner and accomplice say they took this from; it was rolled up under the gateway in order to be safe there till next morning, and then to be fetched away; there was a hole at the bottom of the gate where a person might creep in.</p>
<p>Q. Was the duty paid?</p>
<p>Robertson. It was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I met with the evidence going over Tower Hill. He asked me to go with him, which I did. He stopped against this door and sat down, but I did not know what he had got. The watchman came and said, Friend, I must stop you. I thought he was going to take him up for keeping disorderly hours, and so ran away, fearing he should lay hold on me; the next morning I was taken up by a warrant. I am but just come up out of Huntingtonshire, and am a stranger here.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="t17540911-4-person58"> John Staple
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<interp inst="t17540911-4-person58" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-4-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of July I was walking along
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<p>Q. Was any other person near you at the time?</p>
<p>Staple. No, not so near me as she.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of your handkerchief?</p>
<p>Staple. It is worth 2 s. it is almost new.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>There were many other persons going along besides me, and I pick'd it up.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="t17540911-5-person63"> Richard Duke
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<interp inst="t17540911-5-person63" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-5-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 7th of August the prisoner was brought into my shop. [a musick shop,
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540911-5-off25 t17540911-5-crimeloc27"/>] I was told he had stole a violin which was my property, but can say nothing to the stealing of it, not being then in the shop. The prisoner denied the taking it. The violin produced in court.</p>
<p>Q. What is the Value of it?</p>
<p>Duke. It is worth about 15 s.</p>
<persName id="t17540911-5-person64"> George Pearson
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<interp inst="t17540911-5-person64" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-5-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner go into the prosecutor's shop on the 7th of August as I was going on an errand, and saw him come out and put the violin under his coat. The woman of the shop came out and called, Stop him, Stop him. He ran away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him taken?</p>
<p>Pearson. No, I did not. I saw a man bring him back into the shop, and saw a violin produced there, but can't say it is the same I saw before.</p>
<persName id="t17540911-5-person65"> James Welch
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<interp inst="t17540911-5-person65" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-5-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When they cried, Stop Thief, the prisoner had the violin and a bow under his coat. A porter stopp'd him and they both fell down. The prisoner dropp'd the violin, and I took it up and would have given it him, but he denied it being his property. The mob carried him to Mr. Duke's shop, and there I saw a violin produced, but whether it is that which fell from the prisoner I can't tell.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence</p>
<p>As I was going through the Red Lion passage, there I heard there was a siddle dropp'd, but I know nothing of it. I am by trade a shoemaker.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>418. (M.)
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<p>The prosecutor
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<persName id="t17540911-6-person70"> Elizabeth Cooley
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<interp inst="t17540911-6-person70" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-6-person70" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who was there, and informed the prosecutor of it. He went after and took the prisoner, and found it under her petticoats.</p>
<p>The prisoner in her defence said, she borrowed it to carry her husband some drink.</p>
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<p>419. (M.)
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<p>Q. When had you seen the money and rings mentioned before you missed them?</p>
<p>Pitten. I had seen the rings and buckles about three days before.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Pitten. He is about seventeen years of age. I never found any dishonesty of him before this.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-8-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, and was sent for to Monmouth Street to take the prisoner into custody. I brought him to my house, and upon searching him in my back kitchen found two 3 l. 12 s. pieces, two moidores, three guineas, three gold rings, a silver pocket piece, three silver buckles, and to the best of my knowledge 17 s. 6 d. in silver. Produced in court.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I can't swear to the money, but the rings and buckles are my property, and were in my chest before it was broke open.</p>
<p>Flannegan. I sent the prisoner to the Round-house, where the prosecutor came, and I heard him own to his master, that he broke open the chest either with a poker or tongs, I can't tell which.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say any thing about taking the money and rings?</p>
<p>Flannegan. I did not. I had other business, and so went away, leaving them together.</p>
<p>Mr. Dorton. I live in Monmouth Street. Mr. Pitten came to my shop and asked me if I had seen such a person, describing the prisoner. I said, I had not; he desired me, if I should, to stop him, and send him word, saying, he had been robbed of upwards of 40 l. In about half an hour after he was gone the prisoner came into the street, and I followed him into a shop where he went in; he had another young fellow along with him. I got another person to go in with me, and said to the prisoner, Young man, I believe you are the young man who have robbed your master of 40 l. He said, he believed it was not above half the money.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober?</p>
<p>Dorton. He was very sober. The other person with him asked what was the matter, and upon my telling him, said, he was afraid he had done some such thing, and that he had lent him a guinea to buy him a coat, which he returned to me. We sent for a constable, and the prisoner was taken into his house and searched, and the money and things found upon him as the constable mentioned, including the guinea that was delivered to me by the other person. He was put into the Roundhouse, and I sent for the prosecutor, who came, and asked him how he came to do so. He answered, he could not tell. His master asked him what he had done with the rest of the money, and he said he had been in a very disorderly house, and had spent it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been drinking, and know nothing how I came by the money, but I am sure I did not break the chest.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-9-person85" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 27th of July I was at my stall, in the Evening about a quarter after nine o'clock the prisoner came and pick'd my pocket of 1 s. 6 d. I catch'd his hand in my pocket, he snatch'd his hand away, and I miss'd the money directly; he ran away, no body followed, he came back the same way in about a quarter of an hour; he jostled up to a gentleman near my stall: I said to my husband, that was the person that had pick'd my pocket of 1 s. 6 d. just before; then my husband took him by the collar, and carried him to Mr. Green the Constable, who searched him and found two handkerchiefs on him; he was carried to the Counter that night, and on the Monday carried before the sitting alderman. He would not confess any thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-9-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My wife call'd out to me and said, that man had pick'd her pocket of 1 s. 6 s. which she had just taken. I took him to the constable's. There was no money found upon him when searched. He did not confess any thing.</p>
<p>Thomas Green. I am the constable, I searched the prisoner for money, and found only two or three halfpence in his waistcoat pocket, and two old handkerchiefs in another pocket.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am really innocent of the thing.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-10-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the first of August I lost a great coat out of the Beconsfield Waggon out of
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did he see me in the yard that day after 3 o'clock?</p>
<p>Sylvester. He was at work upon the waggon that night, and the coat was tied upon a hamper in the waggon.</p>
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<p>C - Dawson. I live in Monmouth-street, the prisoner at the bar brought this coat to me with an intention to sell it. I had a suspicion he had stole it; he told me he had it made for him, and he gave 3 l. 12 s. 4 d. for it; he agreed to sell it me for 18 s. I told him if he'd fetch the taylor that made it, I'd buy it; he said he would not, but I might go with him. I stop'd the coat and advertis'd it, and Mr. Webb came and own'd it; after that the last witness came and said he made it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I found the coat in the street, and was going up Monmouth-street to sell it; this person call'd me in, he stop'd it; I told him my name, and where I worked.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-10-person95" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-10-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about 5 years; I always knew him to be a very honest man as could be.</p>
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<p>423. (L.)
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<p>Fletcher was at my house on the 26th of July in the evening drinking out of a silver tankard, I went over the water, and when I returned about eight he was gone. The tankard was not missed till between eleven and twelve at night, at going to bed. About eleven the next morning I was sent for to the Mansion-house, there were the two prisoners at the bar and my tankard; they were
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<p>Q. Was Taylor at your house that night ?</p>
<p>Lancaster. Not as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. What business was Fletcher in?</p>
<p>Lancaster. He was bred up to the sea; he is of a very reputable family at Norwich.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-11-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> Clark. This tankard was brought to me; (I am a dealer and chapman) and offer'd to sale the very same night a little before nine o'clock. I have seen both the prisoners before. Taylor came to me at my window, and said he had got a friend that had a silver tankard to sell : I asked them both to walk in; then Fletcher pull'd the tankard out and gave it into my hand to sell it to me. I ask'd him what he ask'd an ounce for it; he said 5 s. and insisted upon my buying it that night. I said I never buy any thing by candle light; I stop'd it and lock'd it up, and said I would buy it by day-light if I could, and would give them more than they asked. The next morning Taylor came and demanded the money for it; I refused paying the money and sent for an officer; but before I sent for the officer he told me Fletcher was either gone or going on board a vessel at Gravesend; then the officer came and I gave him charge of Taylor; then he directly said that Captain Fletcher (the Name he went by) was over the way in some court. Then I said to the constable, Am I safe to keep Taylor till I take Fletcher? he said, yes; then the officer went with my maid, and she shew'd him Fletcher, and he took him, and they were both carried before alderman Cockayne at the Mansion-house; there I carried the tankard.</p>
<p>Q. What passed before the alderman?</p>
<p>Clark. Fletcher confessed the thing and was sorry for it; I can't say his exact words. Taylor said, he met Fletcher in a place in Bishopsgate-street and he persuaded him to come to me with the tankard. The tankard produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Q. from Taylor. Did you ever see the tankard in my hand?</p>
<p>Clark. No.</p>
<p>Fletcher's defence.</p>
<p>I used to go to the prosecutor's house to see a friend from Norwich; I had been there that night and went away about six at Night. I returned again about seven upon the key. Going away I saw this tankard standing under the gateway, I took it, and being a little poverty-struck (or I should have advertis'd it.) I met my brother-prisoner in Bishopsgate-street; I asked him where I could sell it; he said, let us carry it to Mr. Clark, we did, and he stop'd it.</p>
<p>Taylor's defence.</p>
<p>I did not know that the tankard was stolen.</p>
<p>To Fletcher's character.</p>
<p>Mr. Bradley. I have known Fletcher about three or four years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Bradley. He has spent 14 or 15 hundred pounds; he has been too and again at my house; I never knew any ill by him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-11-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him two or three years. I never heard him charg'd with any robbery before this.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-11-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about two or three years and never could have thought him to be guilty of such a thing.</p>
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<p>For Taylor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-11-person107" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-11-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Taylor ten or twelve years; I have trusted him to pay and receive money for me, several hundred pounds; he and I are mast-makers by trade, he never wrong'd me of a dight.</p>
<persName id="t17540911-11-person108"> George Story
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<interp inst="t17540911-11-person108" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about seven or eight years; I always took him to be a very honest fellow.</p>
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<p>Q. Did he know you in ?</p>
<p>D. Quane. He did instantly, and said, I could but take away his life. I answered, we did not intend to do any thing more with it. Then we took him to Justice Birkhead, where he was searched, and denied having the purse. I said, how can you have the impudence to deny it? be honest once in your life before you are and tell me what you have done with it. He said than he had put it under his saddle upon his horse. But I should have told your Lordship, that going with him to the justice's he pretended to faint, and tumbled from his horse. There was a soldier in a chaise. I desired him to take him into his chaise, which he did, and this soldier being at the justice's. I desired him to go to the stable and see for the purse. He went, but whether the soldier play'd a trick upon the highwayman or not, I don't know; but he brought me the purse empty.</p>
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<p>D. Quane. This is the purse.</p>
<p>Q. Did he own the robbery before the justice?</p>
<p>D. Quane. He did not deny it.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any arms found upon him?</p>
<p>D. Quane. There was a pistol prodigiously loaded. and some shot and powder found upon him.</p>
<p>Q. Was he masked or unmasked ?</p>
<p>D. Quane. Unmasked. I am very certain that man who stands at the bar is the man who robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. How long might he be by the side of your chariot?</p>
<p>D. Quane. He might be there five or six minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-12-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am footman to the prosecutrix. On the 18th of August last, between three and four in the afternoon, I was behind the chariot on Hounslow Heath. I first saw the prisoner at about a hundred yards from us. When he came pretty near he looked round me and went past the chariot, and peep'd in; then he sell back five or six yards. I kept a very strict eye upon him, and saw him put his hand into his right hand coat pocket, and saw the end of a pistol coming out.
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<p>Q. How near the chariot was the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Robertson. He was within two yards of it then. He said, Your money. My lady said, ha! Your money, said he, directly, or I'll blow your brains out. My lady said, Very well, you shall have my money. I saw her give him a blue purse, and saw gold shine through it, and some silver given him afterwards. After he had received it he put that and the pistol into his pocket, and rode on half a mile a little distance from the chariot. When he got between the two heaths he turned down on the right hand side towards Butchers Grove. I begged of my lady to let me have one of the pistols out of the chariot to go and pursue him. I saw a coach and six coming behind. My lady desired the gentleman to let me have a horse to pursue. He was not willing to that, but sent his two servants after the prisoner. A young gentleman coming by, my lady begged of him to let me have his horse, which he did. I mounted, and taking a brace of pistols, followed. I found in about a mile and half that the two servants had stopped him, I rode up with a pistol, telling him, if he did not resign I would blow his brains out directly. He said, he had resigned. Then we tied his hands, and took him to Cranford Bridge to my lady. After that we went back to Hounslow to the justice, and there he owned where the purse was. Mr. Clayton's servant and a soldier went to see for it, and I saw the purse taken from under the saddle of the horse, as I had hold of the horse.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner again, are you certain he is the man?</p>
<p>Robertson. I am sure of it, my lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-12-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was driving the chariot with my lady in it on the 18th of August, and aboat the middle of Hounslow Heath the prisoner came to us. He first came opposite to me, then drew his horse back, and then came up again, biding me stop. I said, ha! He said, stop coachman. I stopped, and my lady putting her head out at the chariot door, he said, Your money, madam. He had his pistol in his hand, cocking it at the time. I saw the money in a purse delivered to him. He put it in his pocket, and was going on, but turned back and said to the gentleman in the chariot, Sir, I hope you will not hurt me; for it was necessity that drove me to it, and if I had not done this I must have gone to prison. He rode on about half a mile before the chariot, and at the first turning on the right hand he struck off. Then we stopped and my lady got out of the chariot, and Sir Kendal Clayton coming by with two servants - .</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the man that did the robbery ?</p>
<p>Gascoyne. I am certain he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. What colour was his periwig ?</p>
<p>Gascoyne. He had, I believe, a grey wig on, not the same he has on now (Which was a black one).</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-12-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , it was his coach and horses, not Sir Kendal's. As we were coming almost to the eleventh mile stone upon Hounslow Heath some people on foot told us a lady had been robbed, and said the man might be soon taken. We went on and saw the chariot and the lady standing by it; my master stop'd his coach to see what was the matter. We were told she had just been robbed, and were shewn which way the highwayman was gone. They desired my master's horses to pursue, and he accordingly ordered me and my fellow servant to go after him. About half a mile down the lane we found the prisoner dismounted standing by his horse, and seized him directly. We asked him if he had not robbed a lady in a chariot. He said, he had, and that necessity drove him to it, and begged we'd let him go. I said we must take him to the lady at Cranford Bridge, which we did then, and before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Did he confess any thing there ?</p>
<p>Carlton. He did not deny but that he took the money, but he did not know what he had done with it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was going down to Reading. The day being very hot, I denied at Brentford, and stopp'd at three or four places besides, and drank some cyder mixed, what we call on board shangaree. I found myself in liquor, and going down this lane thought of easing myself, and got off my horse. I hope you will consider, whether, if I had been guilty of so great a crime as laid to my charge, I should have been so stupid as not to have got off at that time. One of the men said, he'd blow out my brains if I did not surrender, saying, I was the man by my coat and horse; I had three pistols cock'd to my head at once. The reason I had a pistol in my pocket was, because I had been confined in a mad house three times, and was told I should be
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<interp inst="t17540911-12-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in May Fair. The prisoner has worked with me some year. I sell and a copper; his right name is Savage. I never knew any thing dishonest of him b.</p>
<p>Elizabeth nton. I have lodged at the prisoner or four years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character ?</p>
<p>L. He is a drunken mad fellow, and has been four time in a mad house, but he is a very honest man as far as I know. As to this affair I can say nothing.</p>
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<p>Mr. Lock. On the 11th of August I received two letters from the prisoner at the bar to come to him in the Compter, which I did, and Mr. Griffith went with me. The prisoner there said, he was very sorry for what he had done. He told me he had put Mr. Mixter, tankard under his bed, (he lodged in my house; he desired go and carry it to Mr. Mixter, I went Mr. Griffith for and we went to the prosecutor with it, and talk'd with him about it. He charged us with being privy to the talking it, and I was put into the Compter, and lay there two nights.</p>
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<p>I was at the prosecutor's house, and had a tankard of beer and a toast in it. I asked him to drink with me; we had another pint brought, and put into the tankard, and after that another, which we drank out of a pewter pint mug. Then there came in a young man to enquire for a person, which, I believe was there. I asked him to drink, he said, yes. In about half an hour after I shook hands with the prosecutor, and said, God bless you; he said, will you call again another time? I said, when I come that way I will. The young man went away with me; he is at present waiter at the Queen's Hand, in the Old Bailey, he went into the, and I into Mr. Lock, where I lodg'd; going in, a gentleman called, Hip. Mr. Verity, it was one Mr. More: he said, he should be obliged to me if I would take a tankard and keep it for him till eleven o'clock, then being it to him at the Horshoe and Magpie, in Clare-Market, saying, he was going farther, so I took it and carried it up to my lodging room. After that I went to go to the other end of the town; I called at the prosecutor, and he took me up on suspicion of stealing a tankard.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>Mr. Walker. I have known the prisoner near four years, he lived servant with me nine months, about three years ago; I then look'd upon him to be a very honest man, he collected many thousands of pounds for me, and behav'd honest to me while I was absent.</p>
<p>Mr. Walker. I am brother to the other witness, I knew him when he was his servant, then he behav'd well; I have known him since, and never heard any ill of him.</p>
<p>Mr. Cope. I have known him about a year; I was a near neighbour to him when he kept a publick house near Smithfield, by all appearance to me he then had a good character, he seem'd to behave very well.</p>
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<p>Mr. Hewlet. I have known him between three and four years; he behaved very honestly. I trusted him in my house when I went into the country, and found every thing safe when I came back.</p>
<p>Mr. Bell. I have known him two years, during which time he had a good character.</p>
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<p>It was read to this purport.</p>
<p>Boulogne, Aug. 17, 1754.</p>
<p>I am very sorry that I should be the cause of bringing you under misfortune on my account, in giving you a tankard to bring me the next day. I take this opportunity of giving you a line, certifying to whom it may concern, that I
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<p>Your affectionate Servant.
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<p>Q. What are the plates worth a-piece?</p>
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<p>Q. Is Wells here?</p>
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<p>(The apron produc'd in court, and depos'd to by the prosecutor's wife)</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was set on to do it by a creature that is not to be found; she liv'd in Petticoat-Lane, and I deliver'd the money to her. I am but thirteen years of age.</p>
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner own any thing?</p>
<p>Pollard. He said he bought the breeches.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you had them?</p>
<p>Pollard. I had had them about a week.</p>
<p>Q. How long had the prisoner lodged there?</p>
<p>Pollard. Before I came there, but he was not always there.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen the breeches last?</p>
<p>Pollard. I missed them on the Friday, and I had seen them on the Tuesday before; they were hanging on a pin.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. I heard him acknowledge in Bridewell that he had the half guinea.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought these breeches of one
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Comfort Aubury. I have known him from a child, and never heard any ill of him in my life till now.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you known him lately?</p>
<p>Webb. I saw him three years ago, and never heard ill of him.</p>
<p>Q. Are you any relation of his ?</p>
<p>Webb. I am no relation at all.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you known him lately?</p>
<p>Seley. I have not seen him since the last time he came up to London, which is a twelve-month ago.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you charge her with?</p>
<p>Roe. I charge her with nothing at all. I went with her to the Portobello, in the five fields, Chelsea, on the 27th of
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<interp inst="t17540911-19-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I got very much in liquor. I sat on the bench, and whether I pull'd out my watch to see what o'clock it was I can't tell. I had it when I sat there, I lost it, and she sat by me on the bench.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any reason to suspect she stole it ?</p>
<p>Roe. No; none at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find it afterwards?</p>
<p>Roe. Yes, Mr. Howard awak'd me, and asked me if I had lost my watch; I missed it, and said I had lost it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get it again?</p>
<p>Roe. No, my Lord, he said he saw the prisoner take it from me, he charged the prisoner, and sent for a constable, she fell a crying.</p>
<p>Q. Did she own the taking it?</p>
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<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did you give her leave to take it ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I believe I did for security.</p>
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<p>Jos. Reading. I live in
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<p>Q. Did you promise to be favourable?</p>
<p>Reading. I did not. He carried me to
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person179" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's house, in Maypole-Alley, in Wich-street. There I found lead that answered the place, my property. I took it away, sent for a constable, and took the woman and Lightholder to Justice Fielding's; there was Justice Bedwell; when I came there Everard was there also. They both confessed they stole it in my hearing before the Justice; the woman had owned before she had bought it of them for 13 d.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did you promise them at any other time to be favourable?</p>
<p>Reading. I have said I would sign a petition in behalf of the two men, if they were found guilty, but that was after they had</p>
<p>Q. Did not you declare the only carrying on the prosecution, was in order to vict the woman?</p>
<p>Reading. I believe the woman is more to be than they, and if it had not been neighbours desiring me to prosecute her, I not have done it.</p>
<p>Eliot. On the 27th of July in the afternoon about four o'clock, I was standing at my I saw the two prisoners go by me, and Lightholder had a tool bag on his shoulder, he it the other; shoulder, it seem'd to be pretty heavy, I followed them to E. Shepherd's house, there I heard them throw it down in the shop, without asking any questions at all. I saw them come back again empty, putting money into their pockets; then I followed them to the Rising there they call'd for a pint of beer; I asked the landlord where hey work'd; he said, they work'd at one Mr. Barnard's, a distiller, in Clare-Market: thinking it was Mr. Barnard's, I went there, and he informed me it was at the next door, at Mr. Everard's. After that I went to the woman's house, and there we found the lead, 30 pounds. We took Lightholder and the woman before the justice, and when we came there, the other prisoner was there; they both confess'd it, and the woman said she gave half a crown and two pence half penny for it.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. Had the men the look of thieves ?</p>
<p>Eliot. No; they were journeymen carpenters.</p>
<p>Q. How could you tell it look'd weighty ?</p>
<p>Eliot. Because lead lies closer than tools.</p>
<p>Q. Is it a custom among carpenters to have lead that is cut up ?</p>
<p>Eliot. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Everard's Defence.</p>
<p>We did not take the lead from there.</p>
<p>Lightholder. We found the lead among some old rubbish.</p>
<p>Shepherd's Defence.</p>
<p>These two men came to my shop with this lead; they told me it was a bit of old lead. I asked them if they came honestly by it; they said, they found it; they asked a penny a pound for it.</p>
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<p>For Everard.</p>
<p>Kinton Couse. I have known Everard about two years, he has worked for me; I always looked upon him to be a very honest fellow.</p>
<p>Q. Would you trust him now if he was out ?</p>
<p>Reading. That is not the question.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person180" type="given" value="Peter"/>
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<persName id="t17540911-20-person181"> Edward Glanvile
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Everard between three and four years. He has worked under the care of me, and I look upon him to be a very honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17540911-20-person182"> David Egerton
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about three years, but never heard any ill of him in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Everard a year and half and upwards. I always did, and ever shall esteem him as an honest man. I am a taylor, and made him a suit of cloaths, which he would not have received without paying for them. But I forced them upon him, and he paid me according to his promise.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about a year and half, and he is the last person I should have suspected of such a fact.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am father to the prisoner. He has behaved very well, and need not want money if he asks it of me.</p>
<persName id="t17540911-20-person186"> Brian Dunn
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<p>For Lightholder.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Abington Buildings, I know both the prisoners. They worked with me under my master at the time this happened. I I could have trusted my life in either of their hands. I was at the justice's, but did not hear them confess they stole the lead.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. One of them said at the justice's, he took it and handed it down to the other.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see this evidence Miles there?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I don't remember I saw him there.</p>
<p>Miles. I was not there the whole of the examination.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. Did they say they found it in the rubbish?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I think one of them did say so, but it was not in the justice's hearing, I believe it was in the passage, before they confessed.</p>
<p>Q. Was the lead ever fitted to the place ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It answered in length, but not in breadth, that being altered.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character ?</p>
<p>Titeridge. He is a very honest man.</p>
<p>For Shepherd.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person189" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her seven or eight years, and always looked upon her to be a very sober, honest woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her six Months, she is a very just, fair-dealing woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person193" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I believe I have known her four or five years; I never heard any thing of this kind before now.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-20-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her above twenty years; she is a very just woman.</p>
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<p>Q. What is the value of it?</p>
<p>Simpson. 45 or 50 s. At least it was worth 45 s.</p>
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<p>Q. How much of it?</p>
<p>Phillips. Twenty eight fathom.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was the same rope that you lost?</p>
<p>Phillips. I am.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>All the rope I had I left at Mrs. Lee's; I took a hatchet and cut it in half. I found it.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you feel her take it out?</p>
<p>Dobbins. I did. I had it in my pocket when I was in the house. They all three went away towards the fields. I advertised the watch. At last a man brought the watch on the Monday morning. The constable advised me to take the man that I was to give the reward to before the justice; there I paid the reward. The justice said he'd give me the watch when I found the thief.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the man that brought you the watch?</p>
<p>Dobbins. Yes, his name is Stevens; he took his oath he found it in Oxford-road. On Monday the 19th in the evening, I went to the house where I had been robbed, and near there I found her. She would not confess taking the watch or money, only said she was in company.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of the watch?</p>
<p>Dobbins. It cost me 5 l. new; to be sure it is worth 4 l.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>That man gave me a dram; I thanked him and made him a court'sy, and bid him good night. I never went nigh him, or saw his watch.</p>
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<p>Q. How many pieces did she confess she had received?</p>
<p>Morris. She said she had a great many.</p>
<p>Q. Did she name that great many by any number?</p>
<p>Morris. She said she had received six pieces or more and a linen handkerchief of Slaughter, and that she told her they were my property; and afterwards told me my handkerchief was lost the next night after she came into New Prison, and she wished the others that had received other pieces were there along with her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing in the possession of Duncomb ?</p>
<p>Morris. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her confess any thing?</p>
<p>Morris. No, my lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make Slaughter any promises of favour before she confessed ?</p>
<p>Morris. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you threaten before she did?</p>
<p>Morris. No, my lord, I did not.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you hear Duncomb confess any thing?</p>
<p>Gardner. No, I did not</p>
<p>William Cramplin. I heard Slaughter say, She has stole pork from her master several times.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear either of the other confess any thing ?</p>
<p>Cramplin. I can't say I have heard them say any thing about it.</p>
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<p>Q. What Meat?</p>
<p>Manwaring. Pickled pork, and said
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<p>Q. Have you ever heard Clark or Duncomb say any thing about it?</p>
<p>Manwaring. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Rose Sutherland. I know
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<p>Q. Did she say which way she came by them?</p>
<p>Whitall. She said her mother-in-law gave her them.</p>
<p>Slaughter's defence.</p>
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<p>Clark's defence.</p>
<p>I never sent a woman in my life for pork; the woman went always of her own accord. I had some, but never sent for any.</p>
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<p>Foster. There are no houses, it is an open field. I had two calicoe curtains in my hand belonging to Mr. Crush; the prisoner met me and stopped me. I was going over the water. He told me I could not get a boat there. He took me in his arms, and carried me into the rushes, betwixt the river Thames and the bank, without saying another
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<p>Q. How long did you continue there?</p>
<p>Foster. I believe about half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you both come out of the rushes together ?</p>
<p>Foster. We did, and went to Mr. Crush's house, about a mile from the place.</p>
<p>Q. How far did he walk with you before he took any thing from you?</p>
<p>Foster. About ten yards. He asked me for my bundle, and said he'd carry it for me. He threw me into a ditch at getting over a stile, my bundle fell out of my hand, and he picked it up. After that I asked him for it; he said he would carry it, for he was afraid it would tire me.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you ask him for it after he picked it up?</p>
<p>Foster. It might be about ten minutes after he picked it up. When I got him to Mr. Crush's I bid him come in, and he would not, but went to the door, and offered to pull me out, and then ran up an alley.</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet with any body betwixt the rushes and Mr. Crush's house?</p>
<p>Foster. No we did not.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you get to Mr. Crush's ?</p>
<p>Foster. It was about half an hour after eight. As soon as I got into the house, I made complaint in what manner he had used me, and that he had got the curtains, my handkerchief, and 3 d. in money.</p>
<p>Q. How came he by the money?</p>
<p>Foster. He asked me for my money, and I refused him. He asked me again, and I gave him three pence.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Foster. This was just after he took me out of the ditch; my handkerchief was tied round the curtains. They went and took him with my Bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen him before?</p>
<p>Foster. No, never to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any pistol he had ?</p>
<p>Foster. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he strike you?</p>
<p>Foster. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to him when he took the things ?</p>
<p>Foster. I said I'd treat him if he'd go into the town. I did it to take care of myself. He said he thought it would look odd for me to treat him.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Foster. I live servant with Mr. Crush's sister in East-Lane, Greenwich. I had never been of that side of the water before.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did he throw you into the ditch?</p>
<p>Foster. When he came to the stile, he fell into the ditch and pulled me in after him.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a wet or dry ditch ?</p>
<p>Foster. It was a very muddy ditch, and we were both very dirty.</p>
<p>Q. Was he fuddled ?</p>
<p>Foster. Really I can't tell, for I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you see the miller as we went by?</p>
<p>Foster. There was the miller at his gate; the prisoner said to him, Hallow.</p>
<p>Q. Did you call to the miller to assist you?</p>
<p>Foster. I did not. I thought he might be as bad as the other, and I was willing to get the prisoner to Mr. Crush's house.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did I not ask you to go in at the first publick house to drink?</p>
<p>Foster. He asked me to go in at several alehouses, but I would not. I said, I would go to the farthest end of the street before I would drink.</p>
<p>Q. How long is the street?</p>
<p>Foster. It is a pretty long street. He came singing and whistling along the street.</p>
<p>Q. Is Mr. Crush's house at the end of the street?</p>
<p>Foster. No, it is past the middle of the street.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she say she had been robbed?</p>
<p>Crush. No, she did not.</p>
<p>Q. What did you understand by her complaint ?</p>
<p>Crush. I understood she had been used very ill, but not in the way of robbery.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she say any thing about her losing the curtains or 3 d?</p>
<p>Crush. No, she did not to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-24-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the door; I heard a man had got the girl's bundle; I went up the court with Mr. Crush, there we found the prisoner with it under his arm. He had but very little to say for himself.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say how he came by the bundle?</p>
<p>Hone. No, I did not. The girl said, he threw her into the ditch, and she dropped the bundle and he took it up. And that he had asked her for it twice before, and she would not give it him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>When this girl came over the stile, she said, she was a-dry. I said, I had no money till I came to town. She said, she had got some half-pence, and half a crown. She gave me 3 d. to go to a publick house, and when we came to a publick house, she would not go in with me, and I returned her her 3 d. again.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. Did he return you your 3 d. again?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. He did, in Mr. Crush's house, after he was taken and brought in, and I had ask'd him for it.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-24-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a taylor, and have known the prisoner about 18 months; he worked with me about 6 months, he behaved well then.</p>
<p>Q. How long is that ago?</p>
<p>Gibson. About a year or ten months.</p>
<p>Q. How has he behaved since?</p>
<p>Gibson. I know nothing of him since?</p>
<persName id="t17540911-24-person238"> Sarah Powers
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<interp inst="t17540911-24-person238" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did keep the Foxes, the house now Mr. Crush has. The same night this man was taken, I was there, the girl came into a box, and asked a man to come in and drink a pint of beer, seemingly in a civil manner; no man coming in, the girl said, the man had got her bundle; she was ask'd what man; she said, she did did not know, but he was a taylor. Mr. Crush and other people went out and up the court, and brought the prisoner in. The girl declared before the justice, the man did not take the bundle from her, but as he was helping her over the stile, they both fell down, and he took up the bundle, she ask'd him fol it, and he told her he'd carry it, fearing it should tire her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her say she consented to his carrying it?</p>
<p>S. Powers. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say he would not give it her?</p>
<p>S. Powers. No, she did not, and she said, he said he'd take her to a lodging. She answered, which way will you get a lodging? he said, he'd pawn his coat; she said, no, how sadly you'll look without a coat, we had better pawn the bundle. First of all she said they were down in the rushes, and she spit; he said, d - n you, do you spit at me; she said, no, but she was very dry, and wish'd he'd go and get some beer; he said, he had no money, have you any? She said 3 d. he said, give it me, and I'll go and get some beer; she gave it him; he asked her to go in at several alehouses going along; she said, no, she would go to the end of the street if it was ever so far.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Mr. Crush's house from the end of the street?</p>
<p>S. Powers. It is pretty near the end of the street.</p>
<p>Q. How far is it from the rushes to Mr. Crush's house?</p>
<p>S. Powers. It is about a mile distant.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-24-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a master taylor in Panton-Square, St. James's, the prisoner has work'd for me several times off and on; any hour he was with me he might have deprived me of a good many things; I believe him to be an honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-24-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a master taylor in St. James's, I have known him 3 or 4 years, he work'd with me from the 24th of May to the 15th of June last; I never found any thing of him but that of an honest man.</p>
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<p>Q. Did the prisoners confess any thing?</p>
<p>Greenhill. They said, they found it cut as it then was behind Bedford house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-25-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> opened it; I told him I was informed he had brought some old lead in; he said, there was none there; I asked him if he was sure of that; he said, yes; I said, I must examine the room, then he went down stairs; I left him in charge of the watchman, and searched the room; I opened a closet door in the room, and there found the other prisoner lying fast a-sleep; I awak'd him, and asked him the same I had his brother; he said, there was no such thing; I turn'd the bed up, and under the feet of it, I found the lead lying in 5 pieces; he went down stairs, I called to the men below to stop him; then one prisoner said the other brought it, and the other said he brought it. We took them before the justice, there they both said they found it in the long field, near the Duke of Bedford's, in a dry ditch; they were committed; I advertised the lead, and the next day the prosecutor came and look'd upon it, and said it was his.</p>
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>M. Wilsdon. I don't know the day, but I believe it is about five weeks ago; I went up and looked in, and saw the lead lying on the ground; then I sent for the constable.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of lead was it?</p>
<p>M. Wilsdon. It was flat sheet lead.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night did you see it?</p>
<p>M. Wilsdon. I believe it was about seven in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-25-person251" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge at Mrs. Wilsdon's. As I sat at work I saw the lead in the prisoners room, I came down and told my landlady.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-25-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a plumber, I saw the lead that was stopp'd at the constable's, I measured it, and also the prosecutor's gutter; it was 7 foot 10 long, and 2 foot 6 broad, one end was wider than the other.</p>
<p>Q. Do you take upon you to say, according to the best of your judgment, that the lead came from that place?</p>
<p>Wise. I do; it fitted in every respect, only there was one piece wanting.</p>
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<p>We were out in the morning, going along the fields we saw this lead, we took it and carried it home, thinking it might be advertised.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you fuddled ?</p>
<p>Meech. No, I was much fatigued with business over night, and drinking part of 2 or 3 pots of beer.</p>
<p>Q. What happened to you?</p>
<p>Meech. The prisoner picked my pocket of twenty-four shillings.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that if you was a-sleep?</p>
<p>Meech. I have a witness here to prove that?</p>
<p>Q. Was you in a publick room?</p>
<p>Meech. It was in the publick tap-room.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner been in your company that morning?</p>
<p>Meech. No, he had not; but I can't say but that I saw him that morning in the room.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you sleep?</p>
<p>Meech. It may be about half an hour or three quarters, then one
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner in the room when you awaked ?</p>
<p>Meech. He was;</p>
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<p>Meech. It was in my breeches left side pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What money was it?</p>
<p>Meech. It was 24 s. all in silver. Upon this I insisted upon having my money again, he refused it; there was another person with him, he went off, we took the prisoner before justice Lediard, and he after a time confessed the fact.</p>
<p>Q. What were the words he made use of!</p>
<p>Meech. He said he was guilty, and that it was the first fact. He likewise said the money which he had about him was my property, and the remainder of it the other man was gone off with, and said his name was
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<p>William Adkins. Betwixt 6 and 7 o'clock on Sunday morning, five weeks ago, I proposed to meet a friend of mine at the Red Cross; I went in and there saw the prosecutor asleep in the corner.</p>
<p>Q. Was you acquainted with him before?</p>
<p>Adkins. No. I called for half a pint of cyder, there I saw the prisoner sitting by the prosecutor, and there was another man sitting by the prisoner (they were both soldiers.)</p>
<p>Q. Were either of them near the prosecutor?</p>
<p>Adkins. The other man was close by him, and the prisoner was on the other side of a narrow table. I saw him put his hand over the table, and put it into the prosecutor's breeches pocket twice, as he was asleep.</p>
<p>Q. How wide was the table?</p>
<p>Adkins. It was about eighteen or twenty inches wide. I said to the prisoner, friend, you are doing a wrong thing, to a man that is asleep; he said I had no business with it. The second time I saw him take out four, five, or six shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the money?</p>
<p>Adkins. I saw it in his hand. I am sure there were four or five, if not more.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do with it?</p>
<p>Adkins. He put it in his pocket, and the man on the other side, said, let me give you 2 s. 6 d. for that half crown, which he did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him take that half crown?</p>
<p>Adkins. No, I did not, I saw none but shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any other people in the room?</p>
<p>Adkins. There were a man and a servant maid there at the time, she was cleaning the room, there was no body but myself took any notice about it. I said to the man, when he awaked, pray, Sir, how much money have you in your pocket? he said, what is that to you? I said to be sure it is nothing to me, but I saw that man (meaning the prisoner) take some money out of your pocket. Then he said he had four or five and twenty shillings in his pocket, he put his hand in and said it was all gone.</p>
<p>Q. Which pocket did he put his hand in?</p>
<p>Adkins. His left hand breeches pocket; the same pocket which the prisoner put his right hand into, and take the money out. I desired him to give the prosecutor his money again, but he would not. Then the prosec utor desired I would see him righted. We took him before the justice, there he was searched, and five or six shillings was found upon him. He said two of them were his own, and that it was the first fact he had ever committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming from my quarters that morning, and saw the prosecutor, a soldier, and two women, who had been drinking together all night in Covent-garden; they asked me if I would go and drink share of a dram; I went along with them, we had half a pint of gin: one of the women that was along with them, said, they had had seven or eight pots of drink. They then went from thence to the Red Cross at Charing Cross; there the prosecutor fell fast asleep, and when he awaked he said he had so much money in his pocket on Saturday night, but that he had been with some vile women, and could not tell what was become of it.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Are you very certain you had this money in your pocket when you went to sleep?</p>
<p>Prosecutor Yes, I am, for I counted it while I was in that house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-27-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. On the 26th of July I was charged with the prisoner, on suspicion of robbing his master; on searching his pocket we found 5 s. 6 d. and a key that I saw open the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175409110020"/> drawer, ( he produced the key ) he owned the fact, and that he had paid the rest of the money to a taylor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in a fright and don't know what I said.</p>
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<persName id="t17540911-28-person269"> Levi Joshua
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<interp inst="t17540911-28-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to the Broad court, Duke's place, and offered a milk pot to sell for 3 s. 6 d. about three weeks ago, I don't know the exact time.</p>
<p>Q. Did he offer it to you?</p>
<p>Joshua. No, it was to other people near my door. The pot produced in court.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say it was silver?</p>
<p>Joshua. No, he did not in my hearing. I asked him how he came by it, he said his uncle gave it him, and after that he said he found it.</p>
<p>Lion Toby. I am constable. This evidence brought the prisoner to my house, and gave me charge of him, and said he had offered a silver chas'd milk pot to sell for 3 s. 6 d. I asked him how he came by it, he said his uncle gave it him, but could not tell where he lived. After that he said he found it on a dunghill, I think somewhere near Croydon.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in the country about eleven miles from London, I found this mug. Coming by Aldgate there was a Jew standing, who asked me if I would sell it, I said yes: then he said come along with me, and carried me to a publick house, where I gave him two pints of beer. Then he went out a considerable time, and came in again, and said he would go and weigh it. After that came in this man, and a man that had it in his hand flung it away, they took it up and secured me.</p>
<p>Q. to Joshua. Was there another man with him?</p>
<p>Joshua. There was, but he ran away, and the prisoner was going to run away too.</p>
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<p>Thomas Barlow. I live in
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<interp inst="t17540911-29-person274" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 'ban. I was sent for to the prosecutor's house on the first of Sept. when I came there he told me he had been robbed, and mentioned the things missing. I said who do you suspect? the prosecutor's wife said her servant. The prisoner immediately fell on her knees, and owned she had broke the drawers, and said she should have the things again, but the money she had given away to Morgan, excepting one guinea, which she gave to a doctor that had partly cured her of the soul disease. She said, come to my box, she opened it, and flung my things about out of it, some under the bed, and some under the chairs, and said she hoped they would forgive her.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>Barbary Tomlinson. I live in Paradise Row, Brook-street, at the house of Mr. Sharp. I was Mr. Taaft's servant, and discharged when my lady went abroad; he lived at that time in
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<p>Q. When did you see the counterpane last ?</p>
<p>B. Tomlinson. I remember seeing it about a month before the servants were discharged. She said she would fetch it again in a quarter of an hour's time: she gave Mr. Finlesson and I directions where to find it, which was at Mrs. Strutton's, at Walthamstow. We went there, but there was no such name in the parish. After that she said it was at Ealing, that her husband had got it there. And after that she said she had cut it up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find it?</p>
<p>B. Tomlinson No, we never did. The constable opened her box, and found the towels and 3 napkins in it, and a tea cloth.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-30-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 20th of July Mr. Taaft employed me to dispose of the lease of the house, and sell the goods, and gave me possession the same day, and desired me to let the men and women continue in the house four or five days, till they were provided. They were paid their wages, and each had a month over. I agreed presently after that with Sir
<persName id="t17540911-30-person280"> John Danvers
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<interp inst="t17540911-30-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> for the lease and goods for 500 guineas: after which he and a gentleman with him. I and a person in possession looked over the goods and found a crimson mohair counterpane missing; I desired the person in possession to make diligent inquiry about it. After which the prisoner was taken up and brought to Mr. Taaft's house. I happened to be there. I asked her what she had done with the counterpane, she denied taking it for a little time, and at last fell down on her knees and owned she had it, and that it was at Walthamstow, and gave us directions in writing where to find it, but when we came there, there was no such person to be found as she directed. I understood there were two boxes of hers at a chandler's shop, I got a search warrant and went with the constable there and took the boxes away, and carried them to Mr. Taaft's, and opened them, and desired Mrs. Tomlinson, my lady's maid, to be present, because she knew the things; there were these other linen things found, which had Esq; Taaft's name upon them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-30-person281" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was put in possession of this house, and had been there three or four days before the prisoner would give up an account of the things to me according to the inventory.</p>
<p>Q. Did she acknowledge to you she had the counterpane?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175409110023"/>Selley. Yes, she did; and kneeled down on her knees, and begg'd I would be her friend, and said the devil persuaded her to take it out of the house a fortnight before I came into possession.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her say any thing about the linen?</p>
<p>Selley. She said she had nothing against her but her master's napkins and rubbers. And in the Gatehouse she said there was nothing in her box that would appear against her.</p>
<persName id="t17540911-30-person282"> Susannah Selley
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<interp inst="t17540911-30-person282" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went in with my husband when he was put in possession. I heard the prisoner say she had taken the counterpane out of the house, and that she had nothing that would appear against her, but the linen in her box.</p>
<p>Ann Bowman. The prisoner carried a bundle to a house where I lodge, and left it there. I was desirous to look into it, which I did, and there I saw a crimson mohair counterpane.</p>
<p>Q. What time did she bring it?</p>
<p>A. Bowman. I believe it was about a fortnight before the talk of the missing of it.</p>
<p>Q. Who did she leave it with?</p>
<p>A. Bowman. With a neighbour in the next room to me, for me to take care of for her. When I came home and had seen the counterpane, I went to her and asked her how she could leave it there, and told her I could not sleep in quiet in my bed unless she took it away. My brother-in-law was then with me, and I desired him to take and carry it to her master Taaft's house; which afterwards he told me he did. She was servant with Mr. Taaft then.</p>
<p>Q. Did she own she brought it?</p>
<p>A. Bowman. She did, and said it would never be missed.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing about the linen?</p>
<p>A. Bowman. I do not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As to the counterpane I know nothing of it. My master's man desired me to put up the linen, and said my master would be back again in Nov. and he would expect it of me, so I put it by.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<persName id="t17540911-30-person283"> John Hughes
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<interp inst="t17540911-30-person283" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-30-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner above a dozen years. She has behaved very honest and bore a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-30-person284" type="given" value="Edmund"/>
<interp inst="t17540911-30-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner almost 4 years, she always behaved honest and industrious.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-30-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her 4 years, she lived fellow servant with me almost two years, at Mr. Allen's, a Turkey merchant at Edmonton, she was a very honest faithful good servant as ever came into a house.</p>
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<p>Thomas Russels. I saw the prisoner married to
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<interp inst="t17540911-31-person292" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , but am not positive to the time, nor can I swear to the year, but know it was in the summer time, about 7 years ago.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be there?</p>
<p>Russel. I gave her away at the time ?</p>
<p>Q. Were they married in the usual manner?</p>
<p>Russel. They were.</p>
<p>Q. Did they live together after ?</p>
<p>Russel. They did.</p>
<p>Q. Had she any children by him?</p>
<p>Russel. I believe she had two.</p>
<p>Q. Where were they married?</p>
<p>Russel. In the Fleet.</p>
<p>Q. By whom?</p>
<p>Russel. I don't know the gentleman that married them.</p>
<p>Q. Did he appear in the habit of a clergyman ?</p>
<p>Russel. He did. I think he had a gown on. I very well remember he was in black, and had a band on.</p>
<p>Q. Is the woman living?</p>
<p>Russel. She is.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see her?</p>
<p>Russel. I saw her a little time ago, he looks about, she is now in court.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any acquaintance with the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Russel. I had; he was my bed-fellow at the time he married the woman, and had been for 5 or 6 months.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect the year that the prisoner was first married?</p>
<p>Russel. I can't be punctual to that.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain whether the person that married them had or had not a gown on?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175409110024"/>Russel. I believe he had a gown on.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabout is this house, where he was married ?</p>
<p>Russel. 'Twas in Fleet Market, near Fleet Street, on the right hand side as you go from Holbourn, three or four houses from the corner.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been to inquire at any house for a register of a marriage with that woman ?</p>
<p>Russel. I did go by the desire of the mother about a month after they were married, to the same house for a certificate; but they would not let me have one under nine shillings. They thought she had been an heiress, and wanted a good deal of money.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not been lately ?</p>
<p>Russel. No, upon my word I have not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one Mr. Beech ?</p>
<p>Russel. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you offer money to a man to insert the register of the prisoner and Mrs. Mills ?</p>
<p>Russel. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you offer a guinea at any time?</p>
<p>Russel. No, I never offered a farthing after that first time that I told you of.</p>
<p>Mary Jennings. I was married to the prisoner at the bar in the year 1753 at May Fair Chapel by Mr. Keith.</p>
<p>Q. Did you live with him afterwards ?</p>
<p>Jennings. I did near a twelvemonth.</p>
<p>Q. Was you worth any thing in money or effects at the time you married him ?</p>
<p>Jennings. I was worth about 74 l. at the time. I went and received it at the Bank after I was married, and bought me some goods; the rest of the money we spent. I had a little house at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any children by him ?</p>
<p>Jennings. I had a child by him, of which I lay in within these three weeks.</p>
<p>Q. Did he know before he married you that you was intitled to something?</p>
<p>Jennings. Yes, I told him of it.</p>
<p>Q. to Russel. What was the ceremony that was performed?</p>
<p>Russel. I believe they were married as usual.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been married ?</p>
<p>Russel. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the same as performed then ?</p>
<p>Russel. To the best of my knowledge it was in the same manner as mine word for word.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a ring?</p>
<p>Russel. There was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say he'd have her, and her say she'd have him?</p>
<p>Russel. I did.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-31-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have kept a publick house in the Fleet ever since the 23d of March.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got any of the books of the marriages that were performed at your house?</p>
<p>Owen. I have got a pretty many of them.</p>
<p>Counsel. Look about and see if you can see a man that came to your house about the latter end of March, or beginning of April.</p>
<p>Owen. I see him; his name, as he told me, is
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<interp inst="t17540911-31-person295" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who pretended to be first wife, came to my house, and going up stairs, called me up, and asked me if they could not have a marriage entered seven years back in the name of Heild and she. I said, there was nothing to be done in that unless I had a mind to be hanged, since the late act of parliament. The man said he would satify me if I would enter it in the book. But I answered him there was no such thing to be done, and that I would not do such a thing unless I would get myself hanged.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. How often have you seen that
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<p>Owen. I never saw her in my life before that night.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to start that word, the pretended wife ?</p>
<p>Owen. 'Tis my opinion they never were married.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought you here ?</p>
<p>Owen. I was subpoena'd; it was accidental.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever any conversation with Russel till then?</p>
<p>Owen. No, never. They then drank a pint of wine in my house.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the prisoner?</p>
<p>Owen. I have known him seven years.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been acquainted with him seven years?</p>
<p>Owen. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you know him when he lived in Spitalfields?</p>
<p>Owen. I did, and used to recommend him to some jobs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you then take him to be a married man or a single man ?</p>
<p>Owen. I used to take him to be a single man till this last marriage at May Fair.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175409110025"/>Q. How came the prisoner to know that such application had been made to you about putting this thing in the book?</p>
<p>Owen. I let him know it.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to say your coming here was accidental?</p>
<p>Owen. I can't tell how I came to be subpoena'd here.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath did not you know that
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<p>Owen. Upon my oath I did not.</p>
<p>Q. to Russel. When was you in the house of this witness?</p>
<p>Russel. I believe I have not been in a house in the Fleet these six years.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the evidence Owen before ?</p>
<p>Russel. I never saw him to my knowledge till I saw him at Hicks's Hall when the bill was found.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-31-person298" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner once told me they had put a false certificate in the books, and he wanted a guinea and half of me to go and get the leaf torn out. I told him there was no such thing to be done, and I remember he made me no answer.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember his saying any thing at any time about
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<p>M. Jennings. No, except this, he said that he knew him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever mention Owen's name to him?</p>
<p>M. Jennings. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. to Russel. Did M. Jennings ever mention Owen's name to you?</p>
<p>Russel. No, she never did. I have known her but till within these three months.</p>
<p>Q. to Owen. Was any body by when you had this conversation above stairs ?</p>
<p>Owen. Yes, one
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<interp inst="t17540911-31-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , whom I called up to hear it repeated, and told him over and over before them what they wanted me for. They offered him a guinea at the same time to prevail upon me to do it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he know them ?</p>
<p>Owen. No.</p>
<p>Q. Where is he ?</p>
<p>Owen. He is gone to Harly Bush, and is not come up again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-31-person301" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the first wife was in court, and the verdict being given, the gentlemen of the jury desired to know of her whether she was willing to answer the question: Whether or not she went with Russel to the house of Owen as Owen had deposed. She answered she was willing to answer upon oath.</p>
<p>She was sworn.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go at any time along with
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<p>S. Mills. No, never since he kept it.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever in this house with
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<p>S. Mills. No, never. Neither was there any such thing offered.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever at that house?</p>
<p>S. Mills. I went there with my brother to have a certificate, and offered 4 s. 6 d. for it. He searched the books, and said, my marriage was not there. I said, I was married there, and saw it registred.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17540911-32-victim307 t17540911-32-viclabel179"/>, did make an assault, putting her in corporal fear, and danger of her life, and one metal watch, val. 4 l. the property of the said Eliz. from her person did steal </rs>, &c.
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<p>Eliz. Hughes. I was going from one
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<p>Q. Did you see his face ?</p>
<p>E. Hughes. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. to Oroonoko. As you are a black, what religion are you of?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. I have been in England these four years, and have always gone to church.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been instructed in the christian religion?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe in God?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. I do, and his son Jesus Christ.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you instructed in the christian religion ?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. From the pulpit, but I never was christened.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the nature of an oath?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. Yes, I do, and should think myself obliged to speak the truth, or I should not go to heaven.</p>
<p>He is sworn.</p>
<p>Oroonoko. I am servant to Mrs. Hughes, and was
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175409110026"/> with her when she was robbed. The man who robbed her had a mask on, but he passed by me twice without it. I had taken notice of his horse, and observed his great coat.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner at Mr. Fielding's?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. I did. He is the man that passed by me in Ealing twice, and he is the man that robbed my mistress with a mask on. I am sure he rode the same horse also.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after you had seen him ride by that your mistress was robbed?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. 'Twas about a quarter of an hour after.</p>
<p>Q. What did you observe of the horse?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. I observed he had fine legs. When he passed me the second time I looked the man in the face.</p>
<p>Q. When was he taken ?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. What coat had he on before the justice?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. He had the same great coat on that he had before.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the horse after that time?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. No. But I knew him again when he came to the chariot side. I knew him directly.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since you saw him at Justice Fielding's?</p>
<p>Oroonoko. 'Tis about a fortnight ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-32-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came our shop and offered this watch to pledge. [producing a metal one.]. He asked 36 shillings upon it. I shewed it to two or three gentlemen that came into my shop, and we talked about the dial-plate; it was a remarkable one, and instead of the twelve figures on it, there were the letters
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<interp inst="t17540911-32-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . While we were talking the prisoner went out, and left the watch behind. After that he sent me a letter and gave me descriptions of the watch, desiring me to send it by the next post.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Look at this watch. Do you know it?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I have wore it three or four years. 'Tis my son's, and his name is round the dial-plate. This is the watch I was robbed of.</p>
<p>Q. to Stockdale. When did he bring this watch to you?</p>
<p>Stockdale. He brought it to me the first of August.</p>
<p>Thomas Alderidge. I remember seeing the prisoner at Ealing last April, but can't say the day; I know it was the day. Mrs. Hughes was robbed.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with him there?</p>
<p>Alderidge. I had. He asked me what house that was; I said, Captain Hughes's. He asked me whether he was in town, and whether they entertained any company there; I said, no.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Alderidge. 'Twas about three in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know this was the day Mrs. Hughes was robbed?</p>
<p>Alderidge. Because the coachman told me that day they had been robbed.</p>
<p>Q. Was he on horseback, or on foot?</p>
<p>Alderidge. He was on horseback, but I can't remember the horse.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a great coat on?</p>
<p>Alderidge. No, he had not. But he had one buckled behind him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him after this?</p>
<p>Alderidge. Yes, I saw him at Justice Fielding's.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What colour was his coat that was buckled behind him ?</p>
<p>Alderidge. 'Twas of a darkish colour.</p>
<p>Q. What was the colour of the coat he had on?</p>
<p>Alderidge. 'Twas a dark blue grey. I think a close-bodied coat.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he is the same man?</p>
<p>Alderidge. I am.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him when you saw him at the justice's?</p>
<p>Alderidge. I did by his face.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to remember him so well?</p>
<p>Alderidge. Because when I heard the coach was robbed, he was not then out of my memory.</p>
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<interp inst="t17540911-32-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I remember that the day in the evening of which Mrs. Hughes was robbed I went into the King's Arms at Ealing between six and seven o'clock; there I saw the prisoner. He had a great coat on. He asked me where I lived, and who I worked for; I answered; that I worked for every family in the town. He said, Do you work for Captain Hughes? I answered, that I did; to-which he replied, that he knew him very well.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Moley. I believe he got upon his horse to go away betwixt six and seven o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take notice of the horse?</p>
<p>Moley. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did he ride?</p>
<p>Moley. Towards Brentford, and Mrs. Hughes's chariot was gone that way before. He asked, whose chariot it was, and I said, Captain Hughes's. I met the chariot in the lane after it had been robbed.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a great coat on when he went away ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175409110027"/>Moley. He had; the landlady helped him on with it. That was brought out of the stable with the horse.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am not the person that did the robbery, neither do I know any of these faces that swear against me. My father lived at Kendal in Westmoreland; he is now living at Whitehaven. I have a brother a clergyman in Bedfordshire. I live with my father-in-law; he is a butcher.</p>