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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090001"/>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 9th, Thursday the 10th, Friday the 11th, and Saturday the 12th of APRIL.
<p>In the Twenty-eighth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER IV. for the YEAR 1755. Being the Fourth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
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<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER at the Globe, in Pater-noster Row. 17</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's 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 characters * + || ++ direct to the Judge by whom the prisoner was tried; also (L.) (M.) by what Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>Basiel Wellington,</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>153. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17550409-1-person33" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , that White, the prisoner at the bar, asked him if I was gone out? He said he believed I was, (they were both my servants;) he told me White was gone down into the cellar. I had had some suspicion he had robbed me before, we having over-night found three pieces of lead privately laid upon a shelf in the cellar; we had left it as we found it, after we had weighed it. It weighed a quarter of a hundred and three pounds; at seven that morning I had seen it lying there. I staid at the head of the stairs after he was gone into the cellar; after that I went down; the prisoner was then at the foot of the stairs; he past by me, and went up stairs; I went to see if the lead was there, and two of the pieces were taken away; then I ran after him, and found him at the room-door, and made him stand search. He went backwards, and there he dropt one of the pieces on a heap of old lead.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him drop it?</p>
<p>Bouchard. Yes, I did. Then he said to me, by G - d, master, you are catched out; you will find nothing. I said, what signifies that? you have dropt one, let us see the other piece, for you have got another; then he drew out another piece from his right-hand pocket, and gave it to me, (the two pieces produced in court, and deposed to.) I said, now I think you are catched out. He said, master, don't be ill-natured; you owe me a day and a half's wages, I will give you that towards this; and he would be d - d if ever he robbed me but once before in his Life, and he would down on his knees, and ask my pardon. I sent for a constable, and took him before the sitting alderman, there he owned he took it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-1-person34" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor; on the 25th of March, at night, my master, mistress, and I went down into the shop, and looked about to see if we could find any lead hid, having suspected the prisoner some time to rob my master.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090003"/> We found three pieces on a shelf, we took it up stairs and weighed it, and carried it and laid it there again; and the next morning the prisoner asked me if master was gone out, saying, he wanted to get a dram, he went down into the cellar, and when he came up I saw him deliver one piece to my master, and heard him confess before Mr. Alderman Alexander that he did take the two pieces.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had never any design to carry that lead out of my master's shop; I intended to carry it and throw it to the heap. I dropped one piece there, and gave my master the other; I had one piece in my right-hand pocket, and the other in my left. That lead has been stolen twice before; it comes from the King's-yard at Chatham, he bought this from there, and twenty-three hundred weight more; it has been a perquisite to the journeymen in the trade to take small pieces these hundred years.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I bought this lead among six ton, all within these six months, of
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550409-2-defend37 t17550409-2-deflabel10"/> there at the sign of the Griffin, where I had put her up. The next day I heard he was gone for London upon my mare; I pursued him on the Wednesday morning; I met a neighbour who told me he had seen him upon my mare without bridle or saddle. I heard of him at several turnpikes. At last I found my mare at the Cock in Tottenham-court-road in the stable; I told the landlord it was my mare; he shewed me a receipt, and said he had bought her of the prisoner, Powel, for 4 l. there was his name on the receipt; he was unwilling to part with her; we went both together to justice Fielding, there I swore to my mare; he took out a warrant to take the prisoner up, and took him; then we three went before the justice, there the prisoner owned he brought the mare from March, upon which he was committed. I have the mare now in my possession.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The prosecutor knew of my taking her away; he is a relation of mine, and I thought no harm in it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He is not related to me. I knew nothing of his taking the mare away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-2-person41" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Cock in Tottenham-court-road; I believe on the 19th of March, I was in the yard, there came three men into it, the prisoner was one of them; he asked me if I would buy this mare? there was a man that I had some knowledge of was one of them; I asked him if he knew the prisoner? he said he did, and that he was a very honest man. The prisoner asked me six pounds for her; I bid him three pounds ten shillings, he said he would not take it; at last I bid him four pounds, then they consulted among themselves, and agreed I should have her; he delivered her to me and gave me a receipt, which he wrote in my book, and we spent a shilling each for a bottle of wine. After that I was going to Smithfield, and met a friend, who gave me a printed bill, and said the mare was stole. After that I found the prosecutor ous, and we went before Mr. Fielding, and there he swore to the mare. The justice granted me a warrant to take the prisoner; when I returned home there were two men that wanted Powel, one said he was his father, the other said he was his ship-mate, and that he lodged with him; I went to his house and took the prisoner there.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. What value do you set on the mare?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was bid ten guineas for her that morning, find or not find her. I would not take twenty guineas for her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was in liquor when the men came and persuaded me to sell the mare; I was going to Smithfield in order to send her home by the Drovers.</p>
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<p>Henry Green. I live at the White-hart-inn in Long-acre; I am constable; the prosecutor brought a warrant to me to search the house of Larkin; I went and met with the woman that the prisoner called his wife, she seemed to be startled, and said she did not belong to the house. I asked her where she lived? she said, in the cellar. I went down into it, there I found the prisoner; I searched his pockets, and found a large table-spoon. I took him to justice Fielding's, and found these spoons and salt-shovels by searching him there; he owned to the justice he was at the prosecutor's shop, and another man chucked the things into his apron; this he said was in St. Martin's-lane where the prosecutor lives. I went to his cellar again, there I found these other things, (producing them in the two parcels, and deposed to by the prosecutor).</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing of his holding his apron in order to have the things chucked in?</p>
<p>Green. He did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-3-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Tripp's father. The morning the shop was broke open, I went out, in order to have the things stopt, if I could meet with them. At one place I got information the prisoner's wife had offered a pair of tea-tongs to sale, and by that means I found the prisoner out. I went with the prosecutor and constable to the cellar where he lives; I saw him come out of the corner of the room. He strove to hide himself; I stopt him, and took out of his pocket a silver table-spoon, the prosecutor's property. They took him to the justice. I staid behind, and searched about for other things, and between the bed and bedding I found these other spoons tied up in a handkerchief. I carried them to justice Fielding, and as there were more spoons missing, the constable went again with me; we found no more, but by turning up the bed, found a saw and a gimblet. We asked the prisoner, before Mr. Fielding, how he came by the things? He said, as he was coming along to go to Charing-cross, a man chucked these things into his apron, and bid him be hush and say nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he held out his apron for that purpose?</p>
<p>Underwood. Yes, he did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before that?</p>
<p>Underwood. No, not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I don't know I ever did.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never went by the door to my knowledge in my life before; I had no more notion of it, when I got up in the morning, than the child unborn.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-4-person50" type="given" value="Eleanor"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-4-person50" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to see a person that lodged in the house; after she was gone, I missed a capuchin out of the drawer; I took her up upon suspicion; she confessed she had taken it, and where she had pawned it. I went according to her directions, and there I found it, and here it is, (holding it in her hand ).</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-4-person51" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; I took this capuchin in of the prisoner at the bar; I sent her 8 s. 6 d. upon it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-4-person52" type="given" value="Elisabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-4-person52" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . About three in the afternoon, this day six weeks, the prosecutrix came into her room, and laid her capuchin down, and
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never was in the room; I took it up just by the door from off the ground.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>157. (M.)
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<persName id="t17550409-5-person57"> Anne Chalkhill
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<interp inst="t17550409-5-person57" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-5-person57" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor; he is a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550409-5-off24 t17550409-5-crimeloc27"/>. On the 22d of March there were two dead ducks taken out of the shop-window.</p>
<p>Q. Were they in their feathers?</p>
<p>A. Chalkhill. They were not. I cannot say it was the prisoner that took them.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-5-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner, myself, and one John, a tea-chest-maker (I don't know his surname) were together in Whitecross-street; the prisoner bid me go over the way to the poulterer's shop, and take the two ducks that were lying there, saying they would serve us for dinner. I went and took them, and ran away; but hearing them cry out, stop thief, I dropt the ducks, and a young man came and took them up, and carried them back to the shop, and another ran and took me, and they carried me before justice Withers, and I was admitted an evidence there.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-5-person59" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-5-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I ran after a person hearing he had taken the ducks, and saw him drop them; I took them up, but don't know that it was the prisoner.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550409-6-off30 t17550409-6-crimeloc32"/>; I lost the goods mentioned in the indictment, but can't tell exactly the day.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Clifford. She was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550409-6-defend61 t17550409-6-deflabel33"/>. On a Saturday-night in March, to the best of my knowledge, it was three weeks ago last Saturday; she went to fetch my little girl from school, and did not return back again, and in that evening we missed the goods, then I suspected her. I went to seek for her and found her; I asked her if she had taken these things? she denied every thing, but desired she might go to her mother; I let her; there she owned to the taking of one shirt, and said she lent it to a soldier in Peter-street, Westminster, to put on to go to be reviewed, and it would be returned. She was sent to the watch-house, and the next morning before the justice she confessed to the taking another shirt and handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say what she had done with them?</p>
<p>Clifford. She said she had pawned them; on the Monday morning she was had before the justice again, then she owned she had taken an apron and pawned that also, and since she has been in confinement her mother brought them all to me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I intended to bring them home again, and not to keep them.</p>
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<p>
<persName id="t17550409-7-person69"> Stephen Blizard
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<interp inst="t17550409-7-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Newgate market; last Monday was three weeks the prisoner washed for us, and some time after my wife met with the prisoner's daughter, and took her to my house, she had one of my wife's aprons on, I believe it was hers, but she can give a better account.</p>
<p>Eliz. Blizard. The prisoner has washed for me upwards of two years, and out of every washing I missed some linen; upon missing my linen I discharged several of my servants, and the prisoner would make great protestations, so I did not suspect her; the last time I washed I looked over my aprons, and after that I missed three; on the Tuesday following I met the prisoner's daughter with one of my aprons before her; I asked her whose apron it was? she, with many oaths, said, it was her own, and that she bought it. I took her home and charged a constable with her, and took her before Mr. alderman Ladbrook, she there said she bought it in Rag-fair for one shilling and six-pence, but could not tell of whom.</p>
<p>Q. Have you'ever found the other aprons?</p>
<p>E. Blizard. No, I have not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you positive the apron you produce was in the wash at that time?</p>
<p>E. Blizard. Yes it was, I am sure.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner intrusted to wash it?</p>
<p>E. Blizard. She was.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of it?</p>
<p>E. Blizard. It is worth two shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-7-person72" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor; I remember this apron (taking it in her band) was among the things in the last wash at our house, but I was not at the washing of it.</p>
<p>Q. Whose apron is it?</p>
<p>E. Walker. It is my mistress's.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know it by?</p>
<p>E. Walker. I made the apron.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>They often had strange maids, and if they took the things I can't help that. I am innocent of taking any thing from them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-8-person77" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor; I hung up these two gowns about twelve o'clock, March 21, in a garret, and Mr. Sergeants came and informed me one was at his house. I went and found them, one pawned, and the other Mr. Sergeant's servant had bought. We got a constable, and took up the prisoner (who they said brought the gowns there) and took her before justice Gore, there she said she bought them in the court in Chick-lane, of a little woman, in a brown gown, about two o'clock that day I lost them. She said she wore one on the Sunday, and pawned the other on the Wednesday.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether you did not say she was not the person that stole them?</p>
<p>E. Long. I said I did not know who stole them.</p>
<p>Q. Does she live near you?</p>
<p>E. Long. No, the prisoner lives in Rag-fair.</p>
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<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Do you know these gowns?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. These are the two gowns I lost.</p>
<p>Sergeant. These gowns were brought to my house, by
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<p>Q. Did you never sell her a gown?</p>
<p>G. Rich. I never sold a gown to an old-cloaths-woman in my life; here are several people in Newgate that heard her raise a scheme to lay it on me; I was very ill at the time she mentions.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. She told me at first it was a tall woman, pitted with the small-pox, she bought them of; after that her husband told me she bought them in the Fleet-market; then she said it was a little woman, with a brown gown on, with a hole in it.</p>
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<p>Justice Willis. I am butler to the bishop of Kildare; on Friday the 14th of March last the prisoner at the bar was at our house, and that day we lost a table spoon, after which a silversmith advertised it; the bishop sent a man, who found it to be the spoon we lost.</p>
<p>Q. What was the prisoner in that house?</p>
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<p>Mr. Carman. I am a silversmith in Holborn; the prisoner at the bar brought a silver spoon to my house on Thursday the 29th of March last, it was broke in two pieces, (it is produced). This is it. I told him it could not be his, for the crest had been almost rubbed out. I said I would stop the spoon, and he should see it advertised the next day. I said I could not stop his person. I advertised in it about five or six days; a footman belonging to the bishop of Kildare came to me, and produced two spoons out of his pocket like it. At my first seeing it, I said it is your spoon. The next day the bishop's sister came, and a person with her; we talked about it; she desired me to go down to Gloucester-street to her house; the prisoner at the bar opened the door of the lady's house; I knew him immediately, and said that was the man that brought the spoon and offered it me.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before Mr. Fielding !</p>
<p>Carman. I was, and heard the prisoner twice own before him that he took the spoon; after that the people said, why do you confess? why do you confess? Then he stisly denied it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>That evidence said he knew me by my person; but could not swear to my dress.</p>
<p>Carman. I knew his person the moment I opened the door.</p>
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<p>Humphrey Nightingale. The prisoner has been my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550409-10-defend90 t17550409-10-deflabel56"/> about fifteen or sixteen months; about a month before I detected him I had reason to suspect him of robbing my till, and in order to detect him, I ordered my servant,
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<p>Q. How were they marked?</p>
<p>Nightingale. He marked them with a cross.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him mark them?</p>
<p>Nightingale. I saw them after they were mark'd; then, on the 29th of March, I made an appointment with some friends to go out of town the next day. This I did in the prisoner's hearing. I got up the next morning, and I ordered Tompkins, my other servant, to go and dress himself, as if he was going out too. When he came down stairs, I ordered him to go and open the street-door, and shut it again, as if he had gone out; after that I did the same. I bid Tompkins go down into the cellar, and shut himself up in the vault there, and I went and concealed myself in the parlour behind the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this marked money at this time?</p>
<p>Nightingale. It was then in my till in the shop. I had not been in the parlour a quarter of an hour before the prisoner came down stairs, and went into the cellar; presently after I saw him in the shop; he went behind the counter and drew out the till; I saw his hand in the till, and heard the halfpence jink. After that I saw him put his hand into his pocket twice; then he put the till in again, and was returning back. I rushed out of the parlour in order to take him,
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<p>Q. What hole was that?</p>
<p>Nightingale. It was a hole through which we shoot down the coals. Tomkins being below he got hold of the prisoner's legs, and held him till I came. I bid him examine his left-hand pocket, and there he would find some money; he then pulled out some marked halfpence and two sixpences.</p>
<p>Q. Was the silver and halfpence all in one till.</p>
<p>Nightingale. There were three or four partitions in the till to separate the halfpence, the silver, and the gold. After that I counted the halfpence and found he had taken thirteen-pence-halfpeny in marked halfpence; I charged him with taking the money out of my till, he owned he had, and also that he had been there before, but had not taken much.</p>
<p>Q. Did he mention any sum?</p>
<p>Nightingale. He said he had not taken above ten shillings in all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-10-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was concealed in the vault in the cellar at this time; I saw the prisoner come down into the cellar, and through the hole up into the shop, and I heard him move after he was in the shop; then I heard my master go towards him; then he came down the hole again, and I seized him. I examined his pockets, and took part of the money from him there; and part above, which I counted before his face, the halfpence were all marked; there were thirteen-pence-halfpeny and two six-pences in his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Were the six-pences marked?</p>
<p>Tompkins. No, they were not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am guilty of the fact.</p>
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<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>R. Raspins. I can't tell the time, they were not taken all at once; I missed them from time to time.</p>
<p>Q. When had you them all in your house?</p>
<p>R. Raspins. I had them all at Christmas evening when she came into my house, and from that time to about three weeks before I was missing them.</p>
<p>Q. What was the prisoner at that house?</p>
<p>R. Raspins. She was a chairwoman; and I wanted a person to wait on some lodgers, and I took her in till I could get a servant; when I suspected her about three weeks ago, I was wanting to get a search-warrant to search at a pawnbroker's; the pawnbroker heard of it, he came and owned he had such and such things.</p>
<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
<p>R. Raspins. His name is Stringer. I went to his house; he shewed me the goods; I owned them. The prisoner was gone away, then her husband brought her and delivered her up to me, and I sent for a constable and charged her, and before justice St. Lawrance she confessed she took all the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-11-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner used to pledge goods at our house; I suspected she had stolen some of them, so I went to the prosecutrix and told her what she had pledged with me, she came and owned the things mentioned. We took the prisoner before justice St. Lawrance, there she owned she took the things.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I took the prosecutrix to be a mother to me, and she said to me I might make use of the goods when I wanted them; so I brought them back again. As I wanted money I took and pawned them.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. Did you give her the, liberty as she mentions?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, I never did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-12-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon; the deceased came to my house the 25th of March last, he said he was in very great pain from a fall he had received over-night; I blooded him, and asked him how he went to stool and voided his urine; he lived till the 28th day of the same month; he said he had been in company at the
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<interp inst="t17550409-12-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> getting off the ground in my house, he put his hand upon the nob of the chair, and told me had fell upon that. I heard him complain he was very much hurt, and the prisoner said he hoped not.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any quarrel?</p>
<p>J. Twining. I heard none either before or after.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say who pushed him down?</p>
<p>J. Twining. No, he did not; the prisoner seemed very sorry, and asked him if he would have something to drink! the prisoner called for a glass of rum for the deceased to drink, and he drank it. I heard the prisoner say to all the company he could give any man a fall.</p>
<p>Q. To whom did he speak?</p>
<p>J. Twining. To all of them. I saw the deceased go forwards to him, and I went to fetch a pint of beer, and when I returned the deceased was getting up from off the ground; then he put his hand on his breast and complained as I mentioned before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-12-person107" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-12-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I happened to call in at that woman's house for a pint of beer, Devenshire Dick, the prisoner, told the deceased he would shew him one of his country falls with laying but one hand upon him, which he did; there was no quarrel at all; I was not in their company, nor did I drink with them, but stood close by them.</p>
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<p>165. (M.)
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<p>Q. What is it worth?</p>
<p>Wilson. It is worth eighteen-pence; we searched the day following, and found the saw in St. Martin's-lane at a pawnbroker's.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-13-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner brought this saw to me to pawn on the 1st of March, about eight o'clock in the morning; I stopped the saw, and the prosecutor came to inquire for it the same day, and I delivered it. Two days after, the prosecutor and others brought the prisoner to me to see if I knew him, I said he was the man that brought it. I suspected he was no carpenter by his dress.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. How came you to suspect the prisoner?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There were others had lost their saws, they seeing this prisoner lobbing about, secured him, and I took him to the pawnbroker's house, and he said that was the man that brought it to him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I always got my bread by hard labour and not by thieving.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<p>Q. What was he?</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-15-person123" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Very little besides this, he owned it, and seemed a good deal confounded; he was taken before justice Cox, and there he owned he took them.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to have an opportunity to take these things?</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Was the box locked?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550409-15-person125"> Sarah Bennet
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<p>Prisoner. My lord, I had them in my box three weeks before she missed them.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I had not looked in the box, as I remember, for a month before. (The goods produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-15-person126" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was going that way and called upon Mrs. Bennet to ask her how she did, she desired me to go to the justice's with her; I did, and heard him confess he took the things, both in her room at home, and also before the justice.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-15-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; on the 13th of March I was sent for to Mr. Mare's in St. Martin's-court, he gave me a search-warrant to search all the people's boxes that lodged in the house; when I came to search the prisoner's box, I found this parcel of things here produced. The prosecutrix said it was her bundle, and he was very much confused, nor can I tell what answers he made just then, he confessed before he went out of the room that he had taken the things, and he said the same before the justice; he had carried away the silk petticoat to another house, he said, at his being asked for it, he would fetch it, so I went with him into Market-lane, there we found it, and I brought it back.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>A woman was in my room with these things in her apron; she desired I would let her lay them down on my box, and she would come up to me soon again; she laid them down; I staid an hour and half, but she did not come; then I took and locked them up in my box, and left the key in it; this was about three weeks before they were missed.</p>
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<p>Wassey Sterry.
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<p>Q. Was he on horseback?</p>
<p>Sterry. He was. The gentlemen gave him some money, and I gave him mine. There was a gentlewoman in the coach, but she did not give him any thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did he threaten you?</p>
<p>Sterry. No, only demanded our money.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you give him?</p>
<p>Sterry. Eleven shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give him it voluntarily, or from an apprehension of being shot by him, if you refused?</p>
<p>Sterry. It was under that circumstance of fear that I delivered it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he go off then?</p>
<p>Sterry. He then demanded our watches.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give him one?</p>
<p>Sterry. No, I had one, but I did not give it him; after that he rode off.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon the prisoner, do you know him?</p>
<p>Sterry. I think I know him.</p>
<p>Q. What reason have you to think so? I observe at six in the morning, that morning, it was very dark.</p>
<p>Sterry. It was a very starlight morning; I think it was not moonlight.</p>
<p>Q. What cloaths had he on?</p>
<p>Sterry. I think it was a brown surtout coat he had on, with the hood on his head.</p>
<p>Q. What reason have you to know him so as you do?</p>
<p>Sterry. I don't choose to swear positively; I think he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. Was his face covered.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090011"/>Sterry. No, it was not, the cape was flying from his face.</p>
<p>Q. Could you see the faces of the people in the coach with you?</p>
<p>Sterry. We had the windows up all the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did he put his head into the coach?</p>
<p>Sterry. No, he did not; I could see his face the plainer by his not putting his head into the coach.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. How did the man take the money?</p>
<p>Sterry. I put it into the man's hat.</p>
<p>Q. Could you see what colour his horse was?</p>
<p>Sterry. I don't remember that.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Which hand did he hold his hat with?</p>
<p>Sterry. I think it was his right-hand.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. What hand did he hold the pistol with?</p>
<p>Sterry. He held it with his left-hand, pretty close to his side.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have lost the use of my left-hand these eight months.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen the man since that time you was robbed ?</p>
<p>Sterry. I saw the prisoner in Newgate, and the prisoners were called down, six or seven of them, the turnkey stood by me; I said I believed that was the man in the red coat. He desired me to look again; I said, if that is not the man, I can't tell which is the person. Then the turn-key told me his name was George; it was the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it you saw him in Newgate?</p>
<p>Sterry. Last Wednesday morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-16-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the coachman that drove the coach that day the robbery was committed.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner; do you know him?</p>
<p>Turner. I can't say positively I do. I believe him to be the man that stopt the coach on the 13th of January, about six in the morning, and robbed the gentleman. I can swear to the horse the man rode upon; I took particular notice of him.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say when he stopt you?</p>
<p>Turner. He said, coachman stop; how many passengers have you in the coach? I told him I had four. Then he knocked at the window, and said, passengers look sharp; your money, your purses. I heard the money chink in his hat; after that he rode off.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him demand any thing after he had got the money ?</p>
<p>Turner. I don't remember I did.</p>
<p>Q. Could you distinguish his face at that time?</p>
<p>Turner. I could not very well, I sat so high on the box; it was a starlight morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the horse afterwards?</p>
<p>Turner. I have; the man that owns him is at the door; I can swear to the horse.</p>
<p>Q. In whose custody did you see the horse since?</p>
<p>Turner. I don't know his name; I saw him in a stable in Scroop's-court.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Which hand did the man hold his pistol in?</p>
<p>Turner. I think he held it in his right-hand.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a horse is he?</p>
<p>Turner. A large brown horse, with a star in his forehead.</p>
<p>Q. How was the man dressed?</p>
<p>Turner. He had a brown surtout coat on.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any cape to his coat?</p>
<p>Turner. I believe not, but I am not sure.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. How did the man hold his horse?</p>
<p>Turner. I cannot say that.</p>
<p>Q. What hand did the man hold his hat in?</p>
<p>Turner. I did not see the hat; I heard the money chink in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-16-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to St. John's college, Oxford; on the 13th of last January I was in the Birmingham coach with Mr. Sterry; about eight miles from London we met with a single highwayman.</p>
<p>Q. to the coachman. Was it about that distance?</p>
<p>Turner. It was; it was on this side Chevychase.</p>
<p>Ellis. He demanded our money and watches. I could not distinguish enough of the man so as to know him again; I gave him fifteen shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Was there ever a pistol produced?</p>
<p>Ellis. Yes, he held one in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did he put you in fear?</p>
<p>Ellis. Yes, my lord, it was under that fear I gave him my money.</p>
<p>Q. Could you distinguish his dress?</p>
<p>Ellis. He had a brownish surtout coat on, with the hood of it pulled over his head.</p>
<p>Q. Did it hide his face?</p>
<p>Ellis. It did some of it, not much of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe his horse?</p>
<p>Ellis. Not much; he seemed to be a dark brown.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any other mark on the horse?</p>
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<p>Q. Did he demand any thing else of you?</p>
<p>Ellis. He asked us if we had no purses? We told him we had none.</p>
<p>Q. What after that ?</p>
<p>Ellis. He muttered something and rode off.</p>
<p>Q. Was the horse sideways to the coach, or with his face ?</p>
<p>Ellis. Sideways.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Which hand did the man hold the pistol in?</p>
<p>Ellis. I was a little surprised, and did not observe that.</p>
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<persName id="t17550409-16-person133"> William Weeden
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<interp inst="t17550409-16-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at High Wickham; to the best of my remembrance, the 13th of January I was coming along with a waggon, a man upon a large brown horse met me just going into Hanwell common.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Southwell.</p>
<p>Weeden. Very near two miles.</p>
<p>Q. What time in the morning?</p>
<p>Weeden. About five o'clock, or a quarter after. He asked me whether the coaches were gone by or not? I said I had not met them. Soon after the same man and horse came back again.</p>
<p>Q. How long after this?</p>
<p>Weeden. About five or six minutes.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say them?</p>
<p>Weeden. He said nothing, but past me.</p>
<p>Q. What dress had he on?</p>
<p>Weeden. A brown double-breasted great coat on.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a moonlight night?</p>
<p>Weeden. There was no moon at all.</p>
<p>Q. Were the stars bright?</p>
<p>Weeden. Not very bright.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him after this?</p>
<p>Weeden. Yes, I did; this third time was not above half a quarter of an hour after the second time; the coaches were gone along, and that man on the brown horse rode a good pace after them.</p>
<p>Q. How many coaches were there?</p>
<p>Weeden. There were three.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him after that?</p>
<p>Weeden. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him come up with, or stop any of the coaches?</p>
<p>Weeden. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before you saw him here?</p>
<p>Weeden. I saw him in Woodstreet-compter after this time.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body shew him to you?</p>
<p>Weeden. No; I then thought he was as much like that man that rode that large brown horse, as any man could be.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen this brown horse since?</p>
<p>Weeden. Yes I have, in a stable on Holborn-hill.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that horse you saw on Holborn-hill is the same that man rode you speak of?</p>
<p>Weeden. Yes, I am.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any particular notice when you saw him on the road how he was marked ?</p>
<p>Weeden. Yes, I did, the second time of seeing him I saw a little star in his forehead.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He came to the Compter with five or six people with him, and a man that knew me, said, (pointing to me) that is the man.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body shew him to you?</p>
<p>Weeden. The other men that was along with me knew him, and I thought he was the man.</p>
<p>Q. At whose house did you see the horse on Holborn-hill ?</p>
<p>Weeden. I don't know his name, but he is at the door.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any thing of the man's voice?</p>
<p>Weeden. No, I did not take any notice of the voice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-16-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the prisoner very well, he lodged within four doors where I live, that is in Scroop's-court, St. Andrew's, Holborn; I keep a Stable-yard, I buy and sell horses, but very seldom left them out. I left the prisoner a horse on the 13th of January, he went out at half an hour after four o'clock in the morning, as the boy told me, he said he was going to a linen-draper at Stains, a relation, and must go very early before the people were gone out; this he said when he hired the horse, so I told him if he called my lad he might have him; I was not up when the boy let him have him; he said he must ride gently because he had a same arm.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a horse?</p>
<p>Peteridge. A sort of a brown bay, a darkish bay horse, above fifteen hands high, a star in his forehead, and he has a large Spavin on one of his hocks, and goes lame on that leg. Mr. Turner, the coachman, came on the Sunday morning, the day the prisoner was taken; I told him that George had such a horse of me, and he should see him when he came home, the horse was then out. I afterwards shewed him to Turner; he said he was sure that was the horse the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090013"/> robbery was committed upon. The horse was taken out of the stable.</p>
<p>Q. Did Weeden see the horse?</p>
<p>Peteridge. He might, but I was not at home; I left word with my wife to let any body see the horse, if they came. This was the first time he hired the horse of me, he had him out six days; he brought him back on the Saturday following; he paid me three shillings a day; I have let the horse to him twice since.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he hire him for the first time?</p>
<p>Peteridge. He said he should want him only two days, and we agreed for three shillings a day. He was in town in the time without the horse, he told me my horse was safe at Stains, and he should go on Saturday morning and bring him home, which he did. The horse did not appear to have been hard rid when he brought him home.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say for his leaving the horse in the country?</p>
<p>Peteridge. He told me his cousin made him ride up in the coach with some valuable goods.</p>
<p>Q. When was the second time he had the horse?</p>
<p>Peteridge. It was the 23d of January; he went out in the afternoon, and he brought him on the Saturday morning after, about six.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give any reason why he wanted him a second time?</p>
<p>Peteridge. He said he wanted him to go to the Castle at Smallborough-green; he used to sell fruit, and I thought it was to carry some there.</p>
<p>Q. What day had he him again ?</p>
<p>Peteridge. It was on Shrove tuesday; then he said he wanted to see his father at Froom, and should want him ten or twelve days, and as he had used him well, I offered him at half a crown a day. He had him out in the afternoon, and kept him out eleven days.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether he went to Froom ?</p>
<p>Peteridge. I dont know where he went.</p>
<p>Q. What condition did he bring the horse home in?</p>
<p>Peteridge. In a very poor condition, his back was hurt very much; he paid me twenty-five shillings and six-pence for the time he had him. I told him he had very much abused the horse; he said he never rode him above thirty miles a day.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-16-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Peteridge; I have known the prisoner about four months; the first time the prisoner had a horse of my master was on the 13th of January; he called me up at four o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a morning was it?</p>
<p>Fishbourn. It was star-light, not very bright.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the Week?</p>
<p>Fishbourn. On a Monday.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he go out of the yard with the horse?</p>
<p>Fishbourn. At almost half an hour after four.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did he say he was going?</p>
<p>Fishbourn. He did not say any thing to me about that, my master had let the horse to him before.</p>
<p>C. Describe this horse.</p>
<p>Fishbourn. A large horse, dark bay, with a star in his forehead.</p>
<p>Q. How long was he out with the horse that time?</p>
<p>Fishbourn. He left him at Stains, he said; I don't know when he brought him?</p>
<p>Q. Had he him a second time?</p>
<p>Fishbourn. He had and brought him home on a Sunday morning about six o'clock, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. Had he him a third time?</p>
<p>Fishbourn. He had, and at his return, the horse looked very poor, and his back had been hurt; he had been rode very hard.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect whether any people came to look at the horse?</p>
<p>Fishbourn. Yes, there were; Turner came to see him, and said that was the horse on which a robbery was committed, on the highway; so also did Weeden when he came to see him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>When I went from London that morning, I went out about five o'clock, and rode for Staines; when I came there I found my cousin in trouble; he desired me to come to London on business for him. I came up on the Wednesday-night, and left the horse there; and went down again, and brought the horse up on the Saturday. I am lame of my left-arm, and have no strength in it at all.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<persName id="t17550409-16-person136"> John Bishop
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<interp inst="t17550409-16-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an orange-merchant in East-cheap; I have known the prisoner about two years; he has dealt with me for oranges and lemons; I never know or heard any harm of him in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-16-person137" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him three years; I live in the Old-Change, Cheapside; he lodged in my house two years. When he came first he was a labourer; after that, when he had a lameness fell in one of his arms, he was instructed in the method of dealing in oranges and lemons. He behaved honestly all the time he was with me. I never heard of any dishonesty by him.</p>
<p>Q. to Fishbourn. What sort of a coat had the prisoner on when he went out with the horse on the 13th of January.</p>
<p>Fishbourn. He had on a brown great furtout coat.</p>
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<persName id="t17550409-16-person138"> Abraham Laud
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<interp inst="t17550409-16-person138" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged at my house about three quarters of a year ago; he was very honest, as far as ever I knew.</p>
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<persName id="t17550409-16-person139"> William Morris
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<interp inst="t17550409-16-person139" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him three years and upwards; he worked once for me as a labourer; he was discharged in the year 1753.</p>
<p>Q. to Turner. How came the prisoner to be taken ?</p>
<p>Turner. I took him up five weeks ago last Sunday, at his lodgings in Scroop's court, Holbourn. I had not known where to find him, had he not done another robbery near Oxford, and had been at Oxford two or three days, and there discover'd where he lived.</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Pickering. I found them there, and the prisoner told me he had bought them of Robertson for that money. I demanded them, and he said I should not have them without I paid him the money again.</p>
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<p>Q. Had he any reason to know they were stolen.</p>
<p>Watson. He knew the man he bought them of was but a servant, and he knew the prosecutor; there was
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<p>Q. to Wright. Are they your property?</p>
<p>Wright. They are.</p>
<p>Q. What are all the things worth?</p>
<p>Wright. They are worth nine shillings.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his taking the hat and wig?</p>
<p>J. Wright. No, I do not; I really think they are my son's. I heard him say he had sold the handkerchief.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-20-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutrix is servant to me, the gown was hers; it was missing about the ninth of January from out of my shop. I am headborough; on Easter-tuesday came a person and said, a woman was gone by with the gown on her back; I went after her, and took her at her father's house with the gown on her back. I can swear it is my servant's gown. (Produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutrix).</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-20-person169" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a mantuamaker; I live within two doors of Mr. Pain in Shoreditch; I know I made this gown for S. Fordham, and on Easter-tuesday I heard the prisoner own she stole it from the father end of the counter, and it was want that made her do it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was a fortnight saving of money to buy this gown, and I bought it of a woman in the middle of Rag-fair for three shillings, who the woman is I do not know. I happened to go by these people's door and they stopped me.</p>
<p>Q. to Pain. Did you ever see the prisoner about your house?</p>
<p>Pain. No, never to my knowledge till I took her up.</p>
<p>Q. to S. Fordham. Did you ever see her before she was taken ?</p>
<p>S. Fordham. I have known her almost a year, and have seen her near my master's house; she has been at our shop, my mistress sells meat, and the prisoner has bought of her.</p>
<p>Q. to E. Murphy. When did you make that gown?</p>
<p>E. Murphy. I made it the week before Christmas.</p>
<p>Q. to S. Fordham. How long is it since Christmas?</p>
<p>S. Fordham. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. What month is this?</p>
<p>S. Fordham. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week is this?</p>
<p>S. Fordham. It is Friday.</p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-22-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550409-22-victim180 t17550409-22-viclabel121"/>, I lost a silver watch the 16th of December last was two years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find the watch again ?</p>
<p>Price. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of it ?</p>
<p>Price. It is worth 4 l.</p>
<p>Q. How did you lose it?</p>
<p>Price. The prisoner Powel and I were lows, and he and the watch were missing together in the morning; I had left it in my pocket when I went to bed over night; the prisoner quitted his lodging, and I never saw him till last Thursday-morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever-look after him?</p>
<p>Price. I advertised him twice.</p>
<p>Q. What past last thursday?</p>
<p>Price. I charged him with the taking my watch, and he owned it.</p>
<p>Q. What were the words that passed ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-22-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ? he said it was; I asked him if he knew one Price? he said no, he did not. I sent for a constable; he came and took charge of him; then I asked him how he could serve me as he did, to take my things ? his answer was, he was very sorry for it, and owned he took them.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you robbed?</p>
<p>Price. At the house of John Desephant in New-inn-passage; he was taken before Sir
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<interp inst="t17550409-22-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , there he was examined, and said I had agreed for him to pawn the watch; he said he had pawned it in Whetstone-park by Lincoln's-inn-fields, to
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<interp inst="t17550409-22-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and asked for the watch he had pawned in his own name; Reynolds asked him how long ago? he said two years last December; Reynolds said he had sold fifty watches since that time, and possibly that might be one of them; so it was not produced, The time he took my things he took a pair of silver shoe-buckles, value ten shillings, and my pumps, and left his own shoes in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body else lie in that room?</p>
<p>Price. No, nobody else that night; he also took my silver stock-buckle; when I took him up he told me he had sold the buckles in Drury-lane, but could not sell the house, before he went to Reynolds's house; this he said before
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<interp inst="t17550409-22-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the constable. The night that he robbed the he got up twice, and awaked me; I asked him why he disturbed me? he said he had been drinking very hard, and got up to make water; and a third time he got up and went out, and when I got up I missed the things.</p>
<p>Powel. I will give the court no farther trouble, I took them; I told the buckles in Drury-lane, and pawned the watch to this gentleman, (pointing to the other prisoner:)</p>
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<persName id="t17550409-22-person188"> John Banbury
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<interp inst="t17550409-22-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Yesterday morning I went along with the prosecutor to Mr. Reynold's, and I heard the prosecutor ask him if the constable did not ask him to produce his books, and he refused it ? and he owned it.</p>
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<persName id="t17550409-22-person189"> William Hoare
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<interp inst="t17550409-22-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; I went with Powel (the prisoner ) and the prosecutor to Reynolds's; Powel asked for the watch he pawned with him; Reynolds asked who he pawned it with? he said, to himself; that Mr. Reynolds first was for letting him have but a guinea and half till said he wanted two guineas, then he let him have it. Mr. Reynolds said he knew nothing of it, it might be so for what he knew; he asked how long it was ago? Powel said it was two years ago; Reynolds said he had sold fifty watches since that. I asked him to produce his books, saying, it might save some trouble, shewing him my search-warrant; but he refused shewing me his books, and took us up stairs, and said, we might search and welcome; he also shewed us in a Buroe several silver watches, and also he shewed us some below, but the prosecutor said none of them was his watch. As far as I could understand Mr. Reynolds behaved like an honest man in a very pretty manner.</p>
<p>Powel
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<interp inst="t17550409-22-verdict122" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder40s"/> guilty 39 s </rs>.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>177. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-off125" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/> stealing one walnut-tea-chest, six silver tea-spoons, one pair of silver tea-tongs, one silver tea-strainer, one gold ring, two pair of silver shoe-buckles, one pair of silver knee-buckles, one silver stock-buckle, one pair of silver sleeve-buttons, one damask table-cloth, one silk waistcoat, flowered with gold, two silk gowns, one linen gown, one cotton gown, two silk petticoats, four other petticoats, one cloth cloak, one cloth coat, three linen waistcoats, two pair of sustain breeches, three linen shifts, two lawn aprons, one linen apron, eight china tea-cups, eight china saucers, two glass candlesticks, one glass mug and cover, one china basom, two glass salts, one velvet hood, one pair of cotton gloves </rs>, the goods of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550409-23-off125 t17550409-23-cd126"/>. ++</p>
<p>Han. Walter. I live in
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<p>Q. Have you heard the indictment read over?</p>
<p>Walter. I have; I lost all those goods on the 25th of December last. I went out to dinner on Christmas-day, the prisoner lodged in a ready-furnished room at two shillings a week in my house, I left my room-door locked, but when I home found it broke open, and several other locks; I left her at home, when I returned at about a quarter after ten at night she was gone, and all the things mentioned in the indictment. I found some again at the prisoner's lodging, and some at a pawnbroker's, by her directions, where she said she had pawned them.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to be taken?</p>
<p>Walter. She sent me a letter owning the fact, and after that came to my house, but I was so much affrighted I could not bear to see her, and bid her go out of the house; she did, and was not taken till last Wednesday. I was informed she was a patient at St. Bartholemew's hospital,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090017"/> there I took her. I took her before my Lord-mayor; I gave in a list of all the things I had lost, and she owned she had taken them all before my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Was the list read over to her?</p>
<p>Walter. I gave it to some of the people, whether it was all read I know not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure all these goods were left in your house when you went out on Christmas-day ?</p>
<p>Walter. I am sure the greatest part were, for aught I know she might have taken some away before.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen them before?</p>
<p>Walter. There were many of them in a trunk, and the trunk was broke open that day, part of them were in a chest in my room, and part of them locked in a chest of drawers.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say that chest of drawers was locked when you went out?</p>
<p>Walter. Yes, I can; I always kept them locked whether I was abroad or at home.</p>
<p>Q. Were any other lodgers in your house?</p>
<p>Walter. I had men-lodgers, but they were out then; there are three of them, two came in after I came home.</p>
<p>Q. Was the room you found the goods in an apartment in your house?</p>
<p>Walter. No, it was in a lodging she went to after she left my house. She owned this letter she sent to me, and that she wrote it, and desired my Lord-mayor to read it through. (It was read to this purport:)</p>
<p>'' Mrs. Walter,</p>
<p>'' I think myself very wicked to use you in '' the manner I have, but had I been in my '' senses at that time I would have scorned to have '' acted such a thing by any body, much less to '' you; but I hope your goodness will bear me '' no ill, for I cannot enjoy one moment's peace '' till every thing is returned to you, and I think '' is my duty to let you know where they are '' pawned, it being out of my power to redeem '' them, that you may get them again; and as '' soon as I got a little money I will return yours '' first, and then to them. If you go to Mrs. '' Mullings's in Hare-court, you will find a pair '' of silver tea-tongs, three tea-spoons, a yellow '' stuff silk gown, another silk gown, the silk '' waistcoat and a cotton gown.'' Giving an account what they all lay for, and likewise where to find the rest of the goods; concluding she was heartily sorry for what she had done; and by way of postscript observed, poor Mr. Delerant is cast for life. Signed by her name, and directed to Mrs. Walters in White -horse-alley, Cow-cross, near West-smithfield, London.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550409-23-person194"> Hannah Summerbill
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person194" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live betwixt Aldersgate-street and Jewin-street, in a little square, the prisoner came to lodge in my house in the beginning of January last, and she brought a trunk and bundle with her. After she had been at my house nine days she went to an alehouse just by, and at her return there came in a man, and challenged her to be a thief; and when he went away, he said, he would go and get some help and take her up. When he was gone away she went and left her things behind. In about half an hour after she was gone away, Mrs. Walter came to my house and owned these goods here produced, (which were divers sorts of wearing apparel. )</p>
<p>Catherine M'Lane. I live at the bottom of Cow-lane, near the prosecutrix; when the prisoner lodged at her house, I was in the court before the window. I saw a light in the prosecutor's room above stairs, about eight at night on Christmas-day; I called and asked if Mrs. Walter was at home, the prisoner came down with a candle in her hand to the door, and I observed there was no light in the room above, she answered me Mrs. Walter was gone out; she had been up stairs making her beds and doing her work. The next morning we had the account of Mrs. Walter's being robbed.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Did you lock that room-door she speaks of above stairs at your going out.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix, I double-locked it.</p>
<p>(Mrs. Mullings produced a blue silk petticoat, a pair of silver tea-tongs, three silver tea-spoons, one yellow stuff silk gown, one India silk gown, one silk waistcoat, flowered, one cotton gown. )</p>
<p>Mrs. Mullings. I am a pawnbroker; my servant took these goods in, all but the tea-tongs.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Mrs. Mullings. I live at the corner of Hare-court in Aldersgate-street.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your maid?</p>
<p>Mrs. Mullings. She was brought to bed the day before yesterday.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought you the tea-tongs?</p>
<p>Mrs. Mullings. I am confident the prisoner did.</p>
<p>Q. Did she put them in her own name?</p>
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<persName id="t17550409-23-person195"> Elisabeth Harris
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<p>
<persName id="t17550409-23-person196"> John Madkinson
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; I live in Goswel-street; I don't know the prisoner at all. There were two pair of silver buckles and a gold ring brought to our house about December and January last, by
<persName id="t17550409-23-person197"> Sarah Platt
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person197" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; she told me they were her mother's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Platt before?</p>
<p>Madkinson. I thought I knew her before somewhere in the neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Look at these beckles and ring, do you know them?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I believe they are mine, mine were such buckles; the ring I am sure is mine.</p>
<p>Madkinson. This
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person198" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came along with a woman, and said she brought several things, and there are several things that Mrs. Walter declines.</p>
<p>Court. You pawnbrokers are the bane of society; it is a question but if you were to be indicted for receiving those goods, knowing them to have been stolen, but that this worthy jury would find you guilty.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. The prisoner told me these goods were at this man's house.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the accusation against me.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550409-23-person199"> Barbara Platt
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person199" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner seven years; I never heard any ill of her.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550409-23-person200"> Robert Horne
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person200" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-23-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her about five years; I never heard any ill of her till now.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her fifteen or sixteen years; I never knew her deprive any body of a pennyworth till now.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person202" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-23-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her between four and five years; I never heard any ill of her in my life.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550409-23-person203"> James Lamb
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person203" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-23-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her four years; I never heard any ill of her in my life till this.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person204" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-23-person204" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her eight years; she is a very honest sober person.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person205" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-23-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her five years; I never heard any thing bad of her.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550409-23-person206"> John Dosset
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am husband to
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<interp inst="t17550409-23-person207" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-23-person207" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; I have known the prisoner eight years, I never heard any ill of her.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>178. (M.)
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<p>Q. Had you been in the room between the time you let it, and the time he was taken up?</p>
<p>Timperly. No, not to make observation on any thing; he left his wife in possession, and I thought I had no right to go into the room then.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-24-person212" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was servant to the prisoner and his wife, they gave me a shilling a week; I remember all these things being in the room, except the saucepan; but I did not know whose goods they were; the prisoner's wife sent me with some of the goods to pawn.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner in the hearing?</p>
<p>Aldervice. He was; he and she were in bed at the same time when I went to pawn them.</p>
<p>Q. What goods did you carry to pawn?</p>
<p>Aldervice. I carried the sheets and looking-glass, and borrowed a shilling on each; these I carried at twice.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you give it to?</p>
<p>Aldervice. To Mrs. Willes (their right name is Wallis); he was in bed at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Was the sheet taken off the bed when he was in bed?</p>
<p>Aldervice. No, it was taken off before. I pawned a blanket for eight-pence by her orders; the prisoner was then in trouble, and not at home.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Whether the goods mentioned were not in the room the day I was taken?</p>
<p>Aldervice. They were all in the room; except the sheet and blanket.</p>
<p>Q. How many rooms had he?</p>
<p>Aldervice. One; I lay up stairs with my sister.</p>
<p>Q. What business was the prisoner in?</p>
<p>Aldervice. He is a painter.</p>
<p>Q. Was the man awake or asleep when the woman gave you directions?</p>
<p>Aldervice. I don't know which.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. When did you charge the prisoners with this robbery?</p>
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<p>Leonard Lee. On Wednesday the 12th of March the goods mentioned in the indictment ( naming them) were in my shop, and they were missing between six and seven in the evening; I was not at home when they were taken away.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen any of them since?</p>
<p>Lee. Some of them were found by two constables, and have been in the hands of one of them ever since. I advertised them at Goldsmith's hall, from whence notice is given to all the pawnbrokers and such places in four hours time, by distributing bills; after which, Mr. Welch the chief constable came and told me he believed he had found some of them. The prisoners were taken before the justice; but confessed nothing in my hearing.</p>
<p>Q. from West. Did you ever see me in your shop?</p>
<p>Lee. No, never to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. from Pryer. Did you ever see me before in your life ?</p>
<p>Lee. I don't know any thing of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live servant with Mr. Lee; on Wednesday the 12th of March, between six and seven in the evening, we lost these things mentioned out of the house; we advertised them directly, with two guineas reward upon the conviction of the person that stole them. On the Saturday morning Mr. Welch, with the other constables, and a file of musketers, came up Holborn where we live, and told me they thought they had found some of the goods we had advertised. I went with them to Mr. Welch's, there I saw these goods produced here. I made oath they were the property of Mr. Lee. My coat, and three other articles are not found; here are all the rest, (deposed to by the prosecutor).</p>
<p>Q. What are these here produced worth?</p>
<p>Jenkins. These stand Mr. Lee in upwards of seven pounds out of his pocket, and I would give any body fifteen shillings for my coat now, to sell again.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know either of the prisoners.</p>
<p>Jenkins. I know West; on the 13th of March, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, he came in at the Bull-and-gate, Holborn, which is next door to Mr. Lee's house; he staid a minute or two, and went out again; and in about three minutes returned in again; then he staid I believe about half a minute, and turned out again.</p>
<p>Q. In what room was this?</p>
<p>Jenkins. It was in the kitchen; I was there with a country customer.</p>
<p>Q. Was he a servant in that house?</p>
<p>Jenkins. No, he was not.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>Jenkins. He had a blue coat on, with a red collar; he looked bold in my face, which induced me to take notice of him.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen him before?</p>
<p>Jenkins. No, I never did; neither did I the other till he was taken up, to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and I, were going by the prosecutor's shop; West went into it, and took out a parcel of frocks, and gave them to Pryer; and went in again and got another parcel, and we carried them to Banks's mother; he is not yet taken.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Cain. It was about seven at night.</p>
<p>Q. Was no body in the shop?</p>
<p>Cain. No, there was a young woman went in between our getting the two parcels, with a mug in her hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you or Banks go in?</p>
<p>Cain. No, we stood without, to receive them.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with them after you had carried them to Banks's mother's.</p>
<p>Cain. We went to sell them in Black-boy-alley, to a woman that
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<p>Q. Are these the goods produced here?</p>
<p>Cain. They are, and some we sold. We asked her if she would buy them? She said she did not rightly know how to get them out of the house to sell them again, if she bought them. After that, she asked us what we would have for them? We told her seven pounds. She said she would give us fifty shillings for them. We said we would not take it. Then she said, she would give fifty-five shillings, and no more; and as we did not
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<p>Q. Did she ask you how you came by these goods?</p>
<p>Cain. She did not; she knew how we came by them, we told her where we got them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Wright when you sold these goods?</p>
<p>Cain. He was by at the time, they were both in bed together.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it?</p>
<p>Cain. It was about eight o'clock; they did not get up to make a bargain.</p>
<p>Q. Who opened the door to let you in?</p>
<p>Cain. A woman that lives in the house.</p>
<p>Q. Where was that woman when you sold the goods?</p>
<p>Cain. She was in the house, but not in the room at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with Wright when you took the money?</p>
<p>Cain. He looked at them after Peg had bid us fifty-five shillings, and said, she gave more than the value of the things, but we asked him no questions, nor he us.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the money paid to?</p>
<p>Cain. It was paid to
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<p>Q. By whom was it paid?</p>
<p>Cain. By
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; Peg gave him the money out of her pocket, and he paid it to us, and we went into Holborn and divided it betwixt us.</p>
<p>Q. What had you for your share?</p>
<p>Cain. I had twelve shillings; we had twelve shillings each after we had paid the reckoning; there were four of us.</p>
<p>Q. from Wright. Did I ever buy any thing of you in my life?</p>
<p>Cain. No.</p>
<p>Q. What business do Peg and Wright carry on?</p>
<p>Cain. None at all; only keep a lodging-house.</p>
<p>Q. from Wright. Did I not say to
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<p>Cain. I heard Wright say something to her, but I don't know what it was.</p>
<p>Q. from West. Was I at the taking of these goods?</p>
<p>Cain. He was; and he said, when he brought the frocks out, if he thought he should have had so good an opportunity he would not have brought them out, but would have had the best goods in the shop.</p>
<p>West. I was cross the street, and he came and brought me the things on his shoulder.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; I went along with Mr. Welch, the high constable, to Black-boy-alley, we had a file of musketeers with us. When we came to the house where Wright lives, part of these goods here we found in the yard, and part we found at the head of a bed, and a woman lying in the bed.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Flanergen. It was between five and six in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the woman you saw in bed?</p>
<p>Flanergen. I do not; she pretended to be very ill.</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090021"/>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 9th, Thursday the 10th, Friday the 11th, and Saturday the 12th of APRIL.</p>
<p>In the Twenty-eighth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER IV. PART II. for the YEAR 1755. Being the Fourth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
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<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER at the Globe, in Pater-noster Row. 1755.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090022"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. DID you see Wright?</p>
<p>Flanergen. He was there; he said he had lent a shilling on the cloaths, or else he said his wife had, I am not certain which; that woman went for his wife we saw in bed. We did not go there upon the account of these goods, we had another information given us; we took the evidence Cain in the house, then he asked Mr. Welch if he could be admitted an evidence? and told Mr. Welch there was a bundle of cloaths thrown out at a window, and in such a room, near a bed, we should find the rest. We took Wright and West into custody, and brought them to Mr. Fielding. After that I took Pryer in St. Giles's, on the information of Cain; we knew, him to be frequently about St. Giles's; he would have made a discovery, if Mr. Fielding would have taken it; he told him if he could bring more to light than Cain, he would admit him; he examined him, and it came much to the same of what Cain had said.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; I was along with Mr. Welch and the last evidence at the taking Wright and West; it was a very disorderly house; Wright is a runner at Mr. Fielding's office to carry persons backwards and forwards.</p>
<p>Q. How long had he lived in that house?</p>
<p>Gee. I don't know; we had searched it once before.</p>
<p>Q. Who does the house belong to?</p>
<p>Gee. I can't say whether it belongs to the prisoner or no.</p>
<p>Q. How came the woman not to be taken up?</p>
<p>Gee. She said she was so ill, she was not able to be removed.</p>
<p>Q. What is become of her now?</p>
<p>Gee. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Had you never an order to take her up?</p>
<p>Gee. No; I heard Cain say she was by at the payment of the money, and that Wright paid it.</p>
<p>Q. from Wright. How long have you known me? and whether you know any harm of me?</p>
<p>Gee. I have known Wright three or four years; I never knew any harm of him.</p>
<p>Flanergen answered the same to the same question; with this proviso, except keeping that house, which he said had a very bad character.</p>
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<p>Q. Who did he mean by the word wife?</p>
<p>Martin. He meant that woman that was there in bed; he had cohabited with her some time; I have often seen them together; she went by his name.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Martin. I have known him, I believe about four months, ever since he came to that house.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the woman now?</p>
<p>Martin. She is gone from that house, but she is seen about.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090023"/>Q. How came you not to take the woman?</p>
<p>Martin. I can't tell that; I dare not watch since that; these are not a tenth part of what use the house; I have seen eight or ten come into the house together several times in the night; the character of the house is nothing but a den of thieves. I have been at the taking twenty-four people out of that alley, there was one then taken out of Wright's house, and then it was said another was let out at his back-door.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any sort of business carried on in that house?</p>
<p>Martin. No other than things that are stolen, carried out and sold.</p>
<p>Q. from Wright. What makes you think it is my house?</p>
<p>Martin. Because I have heard Wright acknowledge he was master of it; when I took the woman out of the house he then had the impudence to tell me, he would beat my jolly head about the first time he met me in the streets.</p>
<p>West and Pryer said nothing in their defence.</p>
<p>Wright. I have been at the woman's house a great many times, but never to live with her.</p>
<p>Wright called
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<p>John Harrison. The prisoner West came into my shop on the
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner West and I were going by the prosecutor's shop. West said, I'll go in and try to buy a pair of stockings; he went in, and after a little time he brought out five pair, and gave them to me, and went in again and brought out the other, fourteen in all; we went and sold them to
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<p>Q. What day was this on?</p>
<p>Cain. It was on a Thursday; she lives in Monmouth-street in a cellar; I knew her before, and had sold her handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Q. Did she ask you how you came by them?</p>
<p>Cain. No, she did not; she knew how we came by them; she buys handkerchiefs of pickpockets.</p>
<p>Q. What did you ask her for the stockings?</p>
<p>Cain. We asked her a shilling a pair for them.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. What is the value of the stockings you lost?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I gave three shillings and a peny a pair for five pair, and the other nine cost me after the rate of twenty-one shillings per dozen.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . These goods Mr. Welch, I, and others found in a cellar in Monmouth-street, in which was the prisoner and another woman; the day we came from Black-boy-alley Cain carried use there, some of the stockings were in the cellar, and some the prisoner sent the other woman out to fetch, which she did; the prisoner owned to the buying them, and said, the people of whom she bought them said they came from sea, and I think she mentioned giving twelve shillings for them, but she would not resolve Mr. Welch at first, till he told her the consequence of it.</p>
<p>West made no defence.</p>
<p>Farrel's defence.</p>
<p>I did not buy the stockings; it was a woman that was in my shop bought them of that young man for twenty-two shillings and a pot of beer.</p>
<p>Q. to Cain. What time did you sell the stockings?</p>
<p>Cain. At about half an hour after seven at night.</p>
<p>To Farrel's character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner Farrel
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<p>Q. Has she any servants?</p>
<p>D. Farrel. No, none, as I know of.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her four or five years; she lived with a gentleman in Berwick-street, and after that she lived in Monmouth-street.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550409-25-person251"> Margaret Gready
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person251" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was going by Farrel's door to buy a pair of old shoes about a week before St. Patrick's day, there came two sailors there, one a little man, and the other a big one, with some stockings to sell; Mrs. Farrel would not buy them. She asked the boys how they came by them? they said they were sailors; another woman that was there bid them twenty-two shillings and three-pence for them.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner West one of them?</p>
<p>M. Gready. I can't say whether he was or not?</p>
<p>Q. How many pair of stockings had they to sell?</p>
<p>M. Gready. They had fourteen pair, as I think, Mrs. Farrel did not pay the money, that I can declare upon oath, but I have no knowledge of Mrs. Farrel neither.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell what day this was?</p>
<p>M. Gready. I know St. Patrick's day, because we keep that in my country; it was a little before that day.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day?</p>
<p>M. Gready. It was before twelve o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Noon or night?</p>
<p>M. Gready. It was in the day.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know the two boys if you was to see them?</p>
<p>M. Gready. I believe I could give a guess at the woman that paid the money.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the evidence Cain; was he one of the boys?</p>
<p>M. Gready. Indeed I can't tell; I think to the best of my knowledge he is one of them. Indeed Mrs. Farrel never bought or paid for them. I bought a pair of old shoes and paid for them.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>M. Gready. I live in White-friars; my husband is a taylor, he works for Mr. Pearson in Fleet-street.</p>
<p>Q. to Cain. Was any body by when you sold the stockings?</p>
<p>Cain. There were two women in the cellar, but I never saw this evidence with my eyes.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a woman cheapening a pair of old shoes?</p>
<p>Cain. No, there was not. There was a woman cheapening some cloth to make up some old shirts; but she went out of the cellar before we opened the stockings. The other woman that was there lent Mrs. Farrel some money to pay for the stockings.</p>
<p>Q. Did the other woman cheapen or talk with you about the stockings?</p>
<p>Cain. No, she did not; it was the prisoner only that bought and paid for them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner between ten and eleven years, she has been servant to Mr. Riley, a master taylor, in St. James's parish seven years; I live there. I never heard any thing laid to her charge in my life.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known her since she left that service?</p>
<p>Bownand. I have known her to keep this cellar in Monmouth-street about two years.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person253" type="given" value="Martha"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-25-person253" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to Mr. Riley, where the prisoner lived servant; she was a faithful servant; she has left my service three or four years, she lived with me five or six years; I have known her twelve or fourteen years; I know nothing of her but what is honest.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person254" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner lived with me five, six, or seven years; I have trusted her with things of value, she never wronged me. She has of late sold old cloaths; she used to come constantly to see my wife once a week I believe.</p>
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<persName id="t17550409-25-person255"> Elisabeth Bourne
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<p>Both
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<p>See West, an evidence, No. 99. in last paper, against
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<interp inst="t17550409-25-person256" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17550409-25-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Also see No. 476. in alderman Rawlinson's mayoralty.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you feel him take it?</p>
<p>Beard. No, I neither saw nor felt the prisoner take it; I saw it in his possession.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-26-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going through Newgate on the 10th of March about twelve o'clock; the prosecutor and the prisoner were before me; I saw the boy snatch a handkerchief out of the prosecuter's pocket;
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<interp inst="t17550409-26-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; I had the prisoner in custody, and while we were in the matted gallery at Guildhall, he owned he picked the gentleman's pocket of this handkerchief; also he owned to me in the Compter, that he used to deliver what handkerchiefs he stole to one
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<p>I never confessed anything to that witness.</p>
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<p>Q. How many did you lose?</p>
<p>Mazarene. I lost more than seventy, the number in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Was the shop broke?</p>
<p>Mazarene. I apprehend the lock was picked.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find your shoes again?</p>
<p>Mazarene. I believe I had between seventy and eighty pairs of them back when I found the prisoner. On Monday about three o'clock a person came and told me where they were; I went to Sir
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<p>Q. Are you certain the shoes you found were taken out of your shop?</p>
<p>Mazarene. I am; here are some very particular ones. (He produced a pair made of white leather, with wooden heels; and a pair of red slippers, with the names of the gentlemen in them, wrote by his own hand, they were made for. He produced another pair, which the prisoner told him he had sold a fellow pair to them in Holborn). The prisoner confessed he sold four pair of them in Rosemary-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Was it at the prisoner's apartment where you found the shoes.</p>
<p>Mazarene. It was a house let out into tenements; the prisoner rented a ground-floor, where I found the shoes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask him how he came by these goods?</p>
<p>Mazarene. I took him before Sir
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<interp inst="t17550409-27-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Monday morning, the 3d of March, the prisoner brought a pair of second-hand pumps to me to sell; (I live in Field-lane). He asked me three shillings; I bid him half a crown; he agreed to take my money. While I was paying him the money, an old gentleman came to me, and told me Mr. Mazarene's shop was broke open on the Saturday before; and bid me, if any body came with such and such shoes, to stop them. I said I would.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner by at the time?</p>
<p>Murray. He was. After he was gone, I asked the prisoner if he had any more shoes to dispose of? He said yes, he had six or seven dozen. Then I suspected these to be a pair of Mr. Mazarene's. I kept him in talk, and told him I would go with him and buy them all. He said it was a great way to go; I said I did not mind that. Then we went together. He took me to Phoenix-street, Spital-fields; there in his room lay the shoes, covered over with some calfskins. I looked at them pair by pair, and told over six dozen; he told me he would have five shillings a pair for them. I said I dealt in nothing but second-hand goods, and could not afford so much money; but said I would give him two shillings a pair; he agreed to take my money. I told him, if he would bring them at such a time of night, I would pay him the money. Then I went away, and found out Mr. Mazarene, and told him about the shoes. We went to Sir
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<interp inst="t17550409-28-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About a quarter after six o'clock, on the 22d of last February, I lost sixteen pair of worsted stockings from out of my shop.</p>
<p>Q. What were the value of them?</p>
<p>Woodcock. They were well worth two shillings a pair at the best hand. I was informed about a fortnight ago there was a boy in Clerkenwel-bridewel that impeached, that he, with others, had robbed me. I went to him, he told me he and the prisoner robbed me, mentioning the time, and of what, as I have mentioned here; he said,
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<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
<p>Duncastle. I am sixteen years of age.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Duncastle. He is about nineteen; I never had any dealings with him till about six weeks ago, last Saturday, when he and I were going down Fleet-street together he said there was a chance to get a pair of stockings at Mr. Woodcock's shop, he bid me go and pull, I went into the shop and pulled, and down came all the sixteen pair; I gave them to him at the door.</p>
<p>Q. What did you pull them from?</p>
<p>Duncastle. From off a shelf; we carried them first to a shop in Field-lane, and left them, and when we came back again to them, the man of the shop said there were but nine pair; we sold one pair to a sailor, another pair the prisoner pawned, and we put each of us a pair on, and sold the rest, being five pair, all together in Chick-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Who is this person in Field-lane, where you say you lost them?</p>
<p>Duncastle. His name is Kenter; there is no sign; he buys stolen handkerchiefs; I used to lodge there.</p>
<p>C. Look at these pair of stockings, (those taken from off the prisoner's legs.)</p>
<p>Duncastle. I believe they are the same the prison er wore, they are the same colour of those he had.</p>
<p>Q. What is the person's name that you sold the five pair to?</p>
<p>Duncastle. I can't tell the woman's name?</p>
<p>Q. What did you get for them?</p>
<p>Duncastle. She gave us six shillings and six-pence for them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was at play with that evidence one Saturday-morning in the market, about two months ago; I was a stranger to him; we walked about all day together; when night came on he asked me to go to see my sister? I said she lived towards Temple-bar; and said if she gave me any money I would lend him some. I missed him between there and Shoe-lane. I heard him halloo out; I ran up Poppins-alley and followed him, he had got a parcel in a white paper, I thought he had found it; I called halves, he ran and said I should have none; he went to the house he mentions and threw them under a table, and came out again, and I asked him what they were? he told me they were stockings, and said he was a stocking-weaver by trade, and he knew them better than I did. I had been sick for three weeks, and my mother went to Rag-fair and bought me these stockings that are here.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550409-29-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 12th of March I was in a barber's shop opposite Mr. Russel's; I saw the prisoner take the piece of salmon out of the tray, as he was standing by the side of the door; he observed somebody take notice of him, I believe, he laid it down again, this he did once or twice, and, I think, the third time; he took it up, and put it under his arm and made off with it.</p>
<p>Q. Was there nobody in the shop?</p>
<p>Tompson. There were the two apprentices in the shop at the same time, but he was at the side of the door that they might not see him take it; the prisoner went up a passage, where was no thoroughfare, that belongs to a tavern where I am waiter, I followed him, he then had got a bag on his knee seemingly going to open it with an intent to put the salmon in it. I asked him what he was going to do with the salmon? he said, a gentleman in that house had sent him to a fishmonger's for some salmon for him to look at it; I said, we had no mankind in our house then, and you shall go back to the gentleman of the shop where you took it. I brought him to the prosecutor and left him to do as he thought proper with him.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Was I sensible so as to know what I did?</p>
<p>Tompson. He was in liquor seemingly very much, he reeled about and said, I might take the salmon and do what I thought proper with it. Mr. Russel sent for a constable, who took him before Mr. alderman Alexander, and he sent him to the Compter.</p>
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<p>I was just come out of the London-infirmary, and had met with a friend, and he gave me some liquor, and I did not know what I did.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say for himself before the alderman?</p>
<p>Tompson. He said the same as he does here, that he was in liquor, and did not know any thing that he did, and said he was very sorry for what had happened.</p>
<p>Q. Could you imagine a man that took up the salmon twice, and laid it down again, as you have mentioned, acted as one drunk?</p>
<p>Tompson. I thought when I first saw him take it up, he did it with an intent to steal it, but when we were going to the Mansion-house I thought him very much in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Did he appear to be fuddled when he first charged him?</p>
<p>Tompson. I did not think he did then.</p>
<p>Q. Did he speak like a man in liquor when he said he was sent by a gentleman to fetch the salmon?</p>
<p>Tompson. No, he did not at that time; Mr. Russel asked him, when I took him to his shop, how he came to be so bad a fellow? he said he was going to carry it to the tavern to shew it to a gentleman; this he said several times over.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first begin to think him fuddled ?</p>
<p>Tompson. I did not till the constable asked him what he had got in his bag? and he answered, some of his working-tools; the constable looked at them; then he said to him, you, or somebody else, have wronged me of some of my working-tools; and when the constable said he should go before my Lord-Mayor, then he seemed very much fuddled.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe he was fuddled ?</p>
<p>Tompson. I do believe he was.</p>
<p>Q. Do you imagine that to be fuddled will lay a man open to steal?</p>
<p>Tompson. I imagine an honest man will not steal when he is fuddled. When we went before Mr. alderman Alexander, I asked him if he was in the same mind then as he was over-night, when he said somebody had meddled with his tools? he said he had not lost any, neither did he charge any body with meddling with them as he knew of.</p>
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<persName id="t17550409-31-person299"> Tom Smith
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<p>Q. Who is Tom. Smith ?</p>
<p>Watts. That is the prisoner's right name; they call him Metcalp. He said he wanted money, and he would get some that night; and he would break that door open, and desired me to be concerned with him.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to pitch upon that house?</p>
<p>Watts. We had seen the woman and her husband by looking through the key-hole, and we thought the man was upon going out. After a little time he came out, and she went up stairs; then we went in, and I broke the inward door open with my foot; the street-door was left upon the latch. We took out a boxful of linen, and several things; there was a capuchin, a silk hood, a table-cloth, and child-bed linen.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Are any of the things you found here?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. Here is a fustian frock, a red cloak, a gauze handkerchief, a pair of shoes, a petticoat, (producing them.) We did not mention all the things in the indictment that we lost.</p>
<p>Watts. The prisoner helped the box upon my shoulder, and I brought that home to a house in Dunel's-alley; we both lodged there, it is in Petticoat-lane; and he made this
<persName id="t17550409-31-person300"> Elisabeth Lacy
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<interp inst="t17550409-31-person300" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> by force of arms go and pawn the things.</p>
<p>Q. How by force of arms?</p>
<p>Watts. He said, if she would not go directly, he would by force of arms with a stick break her neck. She went, and returned with the money.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you send her to?</p>
<p>Watts. She said she sold them some to Dockery, some to Bray, some to Madams, and some to one Peacock, in George-yard; some in Whitechapel, and some in George-street. She said she had had a hard task to get them off, and hoped she should never have such a piece of work to do for any body again.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she live?</p>
<p>Watts. She lived at the same house we did.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175504090029"/>Q. In what condition did she live there?</p>
<p>Watts. She lived with me for a year and a quarter.</p>
<p>Q. How lived with you?</p>
<p>Watts. As a bedfellow, no otherwise.</p>
<p>Q. What employment did she follow?</p>
<p>Watts. None, only going to sell things; sometimes sparts, and other things.</p>
<p>Q. What money did she bring you for the things she sold?</p>
<p>Watts. She brought six shillings on the frock, six on the petticoat, two on the cloke, and several sums of money for the rest.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you lived at that house?</p>
<p>Watts. We had lived there a fortnight.</p>
<p>Q. Had Lacy any connection with the other prisoner?</p>
<p>Watts. No, none at all; he said if she would go and sell the things, he would give her two shillings for doing it.</p>
<p>Q. How much money did she bring in the whole?</p>
<p>Watts. She brought about fifteen shillings; she never went on such an errand before.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give her the two shillings?</p>
<p>Watts. No, she gave it him again.</p>
<p>Q. Did he name to her those pawnbrokers you have mentioned ?</p>
<p>Watts. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to go to them so readily ?</p>
<p>Watts. By sometimes carrying to pawn a shirt of mine, or a shift of her own, and fetching them out again.</p>
<p>Q. Who did she give the money to?</p>
<p>Watts. She gave Metcalp the whole.</p>
<p>Q. What had you for your share?</p>
<p>Watts. He gave me half.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be taken up?</p>
<p>Watts. I was taken up at Rag-fair, and carried before Sir
<persName id="t17550409-31-person301"> Samuel Gore
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<interp inst="t17550409-31-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and the two prisoners were brought there; one of them was taken up at a lodging-house at the bottom of Rag-fair, and the other at the Fountain; and when Metcalp was in the office, he swore bitterly because he did not make his information before I made mine, because he was taken up the over-night and did not own it.</p>
<p>Q. Who was taken up first?</p>
<p>Watts. He was, but he was let go again, because he did not own it; and when I was in New-prison, he used to send me many letters, praying of me to be