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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020001"/>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 2d, Thursday the 3d, Friday the 4th, and Saturday the 5th of JULY.
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER VI. for the YEAR 1755. Being the Sixth 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="175507020002"/>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>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>251, 252. (L.)
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<p>John Weedon. On the 29th of May, I was in
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<p>Q. How come you to charge the other prisoner?</p>
<p>Weedon. The witness did that; seeing them, as he said, busy together.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see Morris make any attempt on the other gentleman's pocket.</p>
<p>Tolderoy. I can't say I did; Bird seemed to be the busiest; they appeared as companions.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the handkerchief found again?</p>
<p>Tolderoy. I did; it was found under Bird's cloaths as she was standing.</p>
<p>Q. Which was nearest the prosecutor when you saw it taken?</p>
<p>Tolderoy. I can't say which was nearest.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to them at the time?</p>
<p>Tolderoy. I believe I was about ten yards distance.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-1-person35" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of May I was in the King's-bench, Guildhall; the two prisoners were pretty near me, attempting a gentleman's pocket; the last witness and I tap'd him on the shoulder, and ask'd him, if he had not lost any thing; he said he felt a hand in his pocket, but he had secured his handkerchief; then
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020003"/> the prisoners removed to where the prosecutor was. I had my eye upon them, and saw the prisoner Morris take a handkerchief from his pocket, the other prisoner was then close by her; they had walk'd round the hall together. After Bird was secured, I saw the handkerchief under her; which the prosecutor swears was his. (The handkerchief produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-1-person36" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was charged with Bird, and took her into the sitting alderman's room; there searching her, I found the handkerchief under her cloaths. The prosecutor said it was his. After that, I was charged with the other prisoner, and I insisted upon searching her, but she said she would not be searched by me or any body else; but I searched her, and found only one handkerchief upon her (producing it.)</p>
<p>Morris. That is my own handkerchief.</p>
<p>Bird's defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the fact.</p>
<p>Morris's defence.</p>
<p>I was but just come into the hall as they took me; I know nothing of this woman, ( pointing to her fellow-prisoner.) I was not with her.</p>
<p>Q. to Tolderoy. Are you sure you saw Morris with Bird when the handkerchief was taken?</p>
<p>Tolderoy. I am certain of it; and that they were together before that was taken.</p>
<p>Gibson answered the same to the question.</p>
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<p>253. (M.)
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<p>Q. Was you criminal with her?</p>
<p>Thomas. That is the whole truth. - I charged her with taking it; she deny'd it. She said she would go with me to a constable; so I took her to one: when we came there, she charged me, and I charged her; and the constable took us both to St. Giles's Round-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see your watch again?</p>
<p>Thomas. No: never.</p>
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<p>254. (M.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17550702-3-person46"> Robert Seymour
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<interp inst="t17550702-3-person46" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my
<rs id="t17550702-3-deflabel15" type="occupation">servant</rs>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-3-defend43 t17550702-3-deflabel15"/>; he came into my service the 31st of March last, and left me on the 5th or 6th of June. I went out of town about the end of May, and returned the 5th of June. Complaints were made to me of several irregularities he had been guilty of in my absence: upon which I intended to have discharged him; but he saved me the trouble, for he ran away that day. He came once or twice to my house after this; but I had not any opportunity of speaking to him. He sent the keys on the 6th of June, which he had had in his charge, of the linen and other things, the cellars, and of his own room. Upon which, I examined my things, and found several missing, which I have not laid in the indictment; I have only laid the things I have found again. I apply'd to a magistrate, who granted a warrant to apprehend him: he was taken on the Tuesday following, and put into the Round-house. The constable shew'd me a paper, which he said the prisoner had wrote; the contents were, where I might find some of my things at some pawnbrokers. I went to the prisoner, and took him before a magistrate. The prisoner did not deny taking the things.</p>
<p>Q. What were his words?</p>
<p>Seymour. He said, when I mention'd the things that were missing, that part of the charge against him was true, and part false.</p>
<p>Q. Did he distinguish what part was true?</p>
<p>Seymour. He did not. A search-warrant was granted, and the constable went to the pawnbrokers mentioned in the paper, and the spurs, and two shirts were found, and the pawnbrokers came with them to the justices. (Produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. By what do you know the shirts?</p>
<p>Seymour. I know them to be mine by the cloth, the make, and the mark.</p>
<p>Q. Where had they been used to be kept?</p>
<p>Seymour. In a drawer in my house.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see them last?</p>
<p>Seymour. I can't tell when I saw these particular shirts last.</p>
<p>Q. Were they in the drawer when you went out of town?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020004"/>Seymour. I can't tell where they were particularly; nor do I know when he pawn'd them.</p>
<p>Q. Where were the spurs?</p>
<p>Seymour. They, with other plate, were deliver'd into his care, within a day or two after he came into my service.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen them after you deliver'd them into his care?</p>
<p>Seymour. No: I had not, from that time, till they were found at the pawnbrokers.</p>
<p>Q. In what capacity was the prisoner with you.</p>
<p>Seymour. He was my footman.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-3-person47"> John Lewis
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<interp inst="t17550702-3-person47" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; Mr. Seymour sent for me last Sunday was three weeks, about ten o'clock. He told me his servant had robbed him of these things.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Mr. Seymour live?</p>
<p>Lewis. He lives in Mount-street, by Grosvenor's-square. He gave me a warrant, and said the man was gone away; and I took him near Kilbourn turnpike, in a field, making of hay; and told him I had a warrant against him for robbing his master.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Seymour tell you what things he had lost?</p>
<p>Lewis. No; he had not then. There were several things put in the warrant; the prisoner began to swear, and said, if he had known of the warrant, he would have been an hundred miles off: I brought him to our round-house; he told me where the things, were pawn'd, and gave me a paper, where to find them, but could not tell the pawnbrokers names; the silver spurs were pawn'd in Tyburn-road, two shirts and two stocks in another place, and a pair of buckskin breeches at another place. Then I went and acquainted the prosecutor with it; we took the prisoner to justice Fielding; there was justice Beedwell and Mr. Clark, who examined him; he was committed to the Gatehouse for farther examination. Then I had a search-warrant put in my hand to go and search for the things, and the prisoner went with me, by order of the justice. We went first to a place near Carnaby-market, where he said he had pawn'd the breeches; the prisoner said there, he delivered them to a girl, but they denied knowing any thing of them; then we went to
<persName id="t17550702-3-person48"> Francis Parry
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<interp inst="t17550702-3-person48" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, where we got the two shirts and two stocks.</p>
<p>Q. Where does he live?</p>
<p>Lewis. In Shepherd's-street, by Hanover-square; after that, we went to Mr. Cock's, in Tyburn-road, and there found the silver spurs; the pawnbrokers went with us before the justice with the things.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-3-person49"> Anne Parry
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person49" type="surname" value="Parry"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person49" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person49" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Shepherd's-street, am wife to
<persName id="t17550702-3-person50"> Francis Parry
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person50" type="surname" value="Parry"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person50" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the prisoner brought two shirts, and pawn'd them with me; one on the 3d of April, and, I think, the other on the 30th of March, one for 5 s. the other for 6 s.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-3-person51"> William Cock
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<interp inst="t17550702-3-person51" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-3-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Oxford-road. (He takes the spurs in his hand ) I believe these are the spurs the prisoner pawn'd with me, which I delivered to the constable, and which he kept two days, and delivered to me again.</p>
<p>Q. to constable. Are these the spurs this evidence delivered to you?</p>
<p>Lewis. I received a pair of silver spurs of this evidence, and kept them two days, and delivered them to him again.</p>
<p>Q. to Cock. Are these the spurs he delivered to you after the two days?</p>
<p>Cock. They are the same.</p>
<p>Prisoner. To be sure; I did pawn the things where the gentleman mentions.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>255. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17550702-4-victim55" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<p>
<persName id="t17550702-4-person56"> Abraham Atwood
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<interp inst="t17550702-4-person56" type="given" value="Abraham"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-4-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .
<persName id="t17550702-4-person57"> Roger Atwood
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<interp inst="t17550702-4-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> is my father, he is a butcher at Basingstoke; we lost a bay gelding the 20th of June.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen the gelding last?</p>
<p>Atwood. None of our people had seen him for a fortnight before he was missing.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he in keeping?</p>
<p>Atwood. He was at grass in my father's ground.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see him again?</p>
<p>Atwood. I saw him last monday was sen'night, at Mr. Blakes's, at the Cross-keys, St. John's-street, and swore to him, as my father's property.</p>
<p>Q. From what parish was he taken away?</p>
<p>Atwood. From out of the parish of Basingstoke.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first see the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Atwood. I saw him the same day I saw the horse at the Cross-keys, in Clerkenwell-bridewell. I asked him if he was the person that took the horse; he said, I am.</p>
<p>Q. What is the horse worth?</p>
<p>Atwood. He is worth 8 l.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-4-person58"> William Blakes
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<interp inst="t17550702-4-person58" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-4-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Cross-keys-inn, St. John's-street. On Friday was sen'night, the
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was coming up to see for a place; I met with two dealing men; they ask'd me where I was going? I said I was going to Smithfield-market; they desired me to take the horse up to the market, and told me they would follow me, and pay me for bringing him there.</p>
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<p>256. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-5-defend60 t17550702-5-deflabel22"/>, was indicted for
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<interp inst="t17550702-5-off23" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-5-off23" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> stealing one bed quilt, one pair of linen sheets, four woolen bed curtains, one copper pot, one copper tea-kettle, one brass fender, one pewter dish, one looking-glass, one brass candlestick, two pillowbears, one diaper napkin; the goods of
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<interp inst="t17550702-5-victim62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-5-off23 t17550702-5-victim62"/> </persName> . The same being in a certain lodging-room let by contract </rs>, &c.
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-5-off23 t17550702-5-cd24"/>. *</p>
<p>
<rs id="t17550702-5-verdict25" type="verdictDescription">
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17550702-6-victim68" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-6-victim68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-6-off27 t17550702-6-victim68"/> </persName> on the king's high-way, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and taking from his person one silver watch, value 3 l. one silver watch chain, value 3 s. one silver seal, value 1 s. his property </rs>,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-6-off27 t17550702-6-cd28"/>.* </p>
<p>By the desire of the prisoners the witnesses were examined apart.</p>
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<persName id="t17550702-6-person69"> John Nevil
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<interp inst="t17550702-6-person69" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-6-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 16th of June, I was at this hither end of
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-6-off27 t17550702-6-crimeloc29"/>, at a public-house drinking, the prisoners were opposite me; I have known Conquest from a little boy. I went to go home between 12 and 1 at night. I had not been long gone out of the house; I was scarce got above the length of this stick from the door, ( holding a walking-stick in his band) before the prisoner Conquest flew at me, and swore he would have my watch; the other prisoner was with him. I believe they took me 40 poles out at the town's end, before he got the watch, for as he got hold of it I strove to keep it, and by pulling the seal it came all to pieces. He swore he would have my watch or my life.</p>
<p>Q. Did Jackson do any thing to you?</p>
<p>J. Nevil. He never concerned himself one way or the other, only said I should not be abused.</p>
<p>Q. from Conquest. Was not the prosecutor very much in liquor?</p>
<p>J. Nevil. How came I to know you John? I was in liquor, but had been asleep, and was come to myself, but I did not think Conquest would have meddled with me above all men in the world. After he had got my watch I went back again to Mr. Snocksel's, who keeps the inn where we had been drinking, and told him what had happened, and he and others went and took the prisoners on the road.</p>
<p>Q. from Conquest. Did the prisoners ever know any harm of me in his life ?</p>
<p>J. Nevil. I think this is too true John, you used me with very ill manners, and I begged for my life as hard as ever any man begged for a bit of bread.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-6-person70"> John Snocksel
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<interp inst="t17550702-6-person70" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-6-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Queen's-head at Stanmore; the prisoners came into my house I believe between 9 and 10 o'clock at night on Sunday was sen'night: there were 4 of them at first, but it being field-day, they being all soldiers, two of them went away, but the two prisoners staid. The prosecutor was in my house at the time, we had been looking at his watch just before. The soldiers used me very ill at that time, and I was afraid they would use the prosecutor ill after he was gone, as they went out about the same time. After some little time the prosecutor called, and desired to be admitted into the house again, but I was afraid of my life, and durst not open the door. When I found they had got Nevil away, I sent my servant after them, who came and informed me Nevil had lost his watch; I ordered him to setch the horses that we might follow them. I and Smith
<persName id="t17550702-6-person71"> Terry
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<interp inst="t17550702-6-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> mounted and pursued them. We overtook them just on this side the Welsh-harp, and rode on to Kilbourn, and called up two people and told them the case; they got up, and by their assistance the prisoners were secured and taken to a public-house at Hampstead. I wanted to know where the watch was, and at last Conquest said, it does not signify any thing, for the watch must come out, saying here it is in the corner of my coat; where we found it slipt down into the lining, the chain was on it, but I think the key and seal were broke off, but they were found in the same place. Then we took them before Justice Errington, the watch was delivered
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020006"/> to the constable (produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor ).</p>
<p>Q from Conquest. Was not Nevil so drunk that he was forced to be left at the turnpike, and could not go on?</p>
<p>J. Snocksel. He was very sober then, and could tell what was done to him.</p>
<p>Smith
<persName id="t17550702-6-person72"> Terry
<interp inst="t17550702-6-person72" type="given" value="Terry"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-6-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the Queen's-head at Stanmore on the 16th of June, there were four soldiers, the prisoners were two of them, the other two went away about 11, but the prisoners staid till about 12; the prosecutor went out of the house about that time.</p>
<p>Q. Which went out first, he or the prisoners?</p>
<p>Terry. I cannot say which; after they were out there was some noise at the door, but I did not go out. About a quarter of an hour after I went out, and saw the two prisoners going by the door towards London: then I desired Mr. Snocksel to call up two of his men to go and see for the prosecutor, fearing they were murdered. He called them up, then I and they went to see for him.</p>
<p>Q. What are the mens names?</p>
<p>Terry. One's name is
<persName id="t17550702-6-person73"> William Pinchbeck
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<interp inst="t17550702-6-person73" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-6-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the other Charles, but I do not know his other name.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did you go?</p>
<p>Terry. We went towards London; when we came down to the new road end we met him just turning the corner, about 2 or 300 yards from the Queen's-head.</p>
<p>Q. Was he drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Terry. I cannot say which, for I did not drink with him, he seemed to talk very well. He told us Conquest had taken his watch from him; then Mr. Snocksel and I took horses and pursued them. We past them at the 6 mile stone. We called up two men at Kilbourn to assist us, and the prisoners were taken at St. John's-wood. We took them to the Cock at Hampstead; there Conquest delivered the watch up to Mr. Snocksel, and he gave it to the constable.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the watch?</p>
<p>Terry. It was in the right side lining of his coat. We took them to justice Errington's.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. When you went out of the house, did you go towards London, or from London?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They brought me towards London, but if they had let me alone, I was to have gone the way from London to my house.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-6-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am drawer at Mr. Snocksel's. When there was a great noise at the door after the prosecutor and prisoners were gone out, my master sent me to the door to listen what was done. I heard the prisoner Conquest say to the prosecutor, he would have his watch or his life.</p>
<p>Q. Was Nevil drunk or sober then?</p>
<p>Jowel. I believe he was not in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Which went out of the house first that night, the prisoner or Nevil?</p>
<p>Jowel. The prisoners did, and Nevil soon after them. I heard Conquest say, don't hug the watch, for he would have it, or his life.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it to be Conquest that said this?</p>
<p>Jowel. I know his voice, and they were at the door on the out side.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell your master what you had heard at the door?</p>
<p>Jowel. I did.</p>
<p>Q. to Snocksel. How came you not to interpose here at this time.</p>
<p>Snocksel. I was afraid they had swords, and I had been shut up in a room for fear of them some time before; they had behaved very bad at my house.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-6-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> went. We mounted their horses, and went round; and by St. John's-wood, (that is a little farm called by that name) we took the prisoners. There we saw
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<interp inst="t17550702-6-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I called him to our assistance. I told Conquest, we came to take him for a highway robbery committed that night. He said he knew what I meant, but I was mistaken.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Snocksell and Terry at the time?</p>
<p>Timms. They were coming on foot about 300 yards distance. Jackson had this weapon in his hand when I seized Conquest, (producing a hanger,) drew it about 3 or 4 inches out of the scabberd. I bid him draw it no farther, but give it me. Then he gave it me, saying, there it is; and resigned quietly. (It must seem strange to the reader, that the two armed prisoners should resign so quietly. Note, Timms had in his hand a pistol when be demanded Jackson's hanger, which he did not mention till the trial was over.) We bound them, and took them to a public-house; there Conquest said, he was too tight bound, and desired somebody would slacken him. I said, if he would tell where the watch was, I would. Then he took the lappet
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<p>Jackson. We have orders from our officers, to carry our hangers with us, when we walk out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-6-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was one of the three that took the prisoners. I live at St. John's-wood. I took Jackson. He made but very little resistance. We told them it was on suspicion of a highway robbery, and tied their hands behind them.</p>
<p>Q. What was that little resistance they made?</p>
<p>Longland. It was Jackson drew his hanger near half out of the scabberd. We took them to a public-house, but I was out of the house at the time the watch was found.</p>
<p>Conquest's defence.</p>
<p>Last Sunday was fortnight, about two o'clock, Jackson and I came off guard. I went down to Stanmore to see two children of mine. We were going along the road; and met with a friend that gave me part of a mug or two of beer. We got to Mr. Snocksell's about ten o'clock at night. It was too late to see them then. There I saw Mr. Nevil; he shook hands with me, and gave me part of a pint of beer, and we drank two or three pints after. About eleven, Mr. Snocksell told Mr. Nevil to go home. He was very much in liquor. I went to go to the sign of the Crown, to speak to a friend; he was gone to bed. Coming back, this Nevil was sitting on the bench at the door, almost asleep. I said to him, will you go home. He said, I am so much in liquor, I do not know whether I can or not. I said, we are going your way home. We were coming up to London. He roll'd against the brick-wall, and would have tumbled down, if I had not held up. I said to him, you have got a watch in your pocket, give it me; I'll take it, and keep it for you, for you are fuddled. He took it out of his pocket, and put it in my hands. I said, I'll bring it safe the next day.</p>
<p>Jackson's defence.</p>
<p>What Conquest says, is all very true. I can only repeat the same.</p>
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<p>259.
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<p>260. (L.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-8-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I employ'd the prisoner at the bar to spin tobacco into rolls, with 4 or 5 boys to help him. I can prove nothing myself.</p>
<p>Q. Have you missed any tobacco?</p>
<p>Arnold. It is impossible to miss such a small quantity out of 4 or 5 tons, which sometimes we deliver at a time.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-8-person90"> Christopher Higham
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<interp inst="t17550702-8-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am 15 years of age next March. I work with the prisoner for Mr. Arnold. I saw the prisoner make up two parcels of tobacco, and put one in a bag, and laid it on my shoulder, and the other he put in another boy's lap.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Higham. This was in the warehouse. He bid us go and wait at the corner of Gray-friers, till he came; and he came in less than two minutes, and took them, and away he went with them.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity was there of it?</p>
<p>Higham. About 6 pounds, as near as I could guess.</p>
<p>Q. Whose tobacco was it?</p>
<p>Higham. I am sure it was Mr. Arnold's tobacco; for there was none of any body's else.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-8-person91"> Edward Cheney
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<interp inst="t17550702-8-person91" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-8-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoner own before Mr. Alderman Scot, that he put a parcel of tobacco in a bag, and put it on this lad's shoulder; and deliver'd another parcel to another boy; and he also begg'd of Mr. Arnold to be merciful to him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have work'd with Mr. Arnold ten years, at times. This is all from an old grudge which he owed me.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-8-person92"> Jacob Collier
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<interp inst="t17550702-8-person92" type="given" value="Jacob"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-8-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about a twelvemonth. I never heard but what he was a very honest fellow; he lives next door to me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-8-person93" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>261. (L.)
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<p>262. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17550702-10-person110" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , one of my masters; and after that went round to the other witness to look at some more. She bought two or three different ribbands. When she was searched, I took three parcels out of her pocket, and another drop'd from her on the ground; my masters property.</p>
<p>Q. Who are your masters?</p>
<p>Garset. There are three partners;
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I did not take the ribband.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<p>John Baden. On the 14th of June, about 10 at night, I went into the house of Mr. Dunn in Little St. Martin's-street. I had my watch in my pocket when I went there. There was no body but these two girls, and I lost my watch there.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in liquor?</p>
<p>Baden. I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any acquaintance with them before?</p>
<p>Baden. I had not.</p>
<p>Q. did you meet with your watch again?</p>
<p>Baden. Yes, I did the Friday following in the same house; the constable and I went there, and it was found in the bed where the prisoners lay.</p>
<p>Q. from Brannan. Did you feel either of us take the watch?</p>
<p>Baden. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-13-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The two prisoners lodged at my house. They came home at a little after 11 o' clock, and the prosecutor and a watchman came after that, and inquired for Peggy; he said he was a friend of hers. I brought Peggy to him; then he laid his hand upon her shoulder, and took her out into the street, and charged the watchman with her, and took her away. After that I heard
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<interp inst="t17550702-13-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The night the prosecutor lost his watch, he came to my house, I being a constable, with the prisoner Brannan. I sent him to the constable of the night, but he would not take charge of her. The next day I heard she had the watch, I took her and the other prisoner; I asked Morris where the watch was; she said when I was searching her lodgings on Sunday, the watch was hid in the grate. I went and searched it again, and in searching the bed they lay upon, I found the watch among the feathers in the bed, in the house of this Riley.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-13-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with the prosecutor to the constable's house, there we had the two girls; we endeavoured to bring them to confess what they had done with the watch, and by separating them, they both confessed they took the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make them any promise on condition they would confess?</p>
<p>Daws. There was such a promise.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-13-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> keeps a very bad house, and harbours evey thing that comes there. When my mother and father have come to inquire for me, he has denied me, and when I have any money he makes me sp it. He came to me in the Round-house, and said if I had not own'd it, and had let him have it, he would have taken care that they should not have found it.</p>
<p>Morris said the same.</p>
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<p>265. (M.)
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<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>H. Urlander. I was a little in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>H. Urlander. In Newmarket-street. The prisoner wanted me to go into a house with her; she went in: I wanted her to give me my watch again, and there was a coal-heaver there who took her part, and told me if I did not go away, he would knock me down, so I was obliged to go away; I went into old Gravel-lane to get a watchman to take her up. I found one, but he would not go with me, then I went home; and last Tuesday I took her by a warrant, before a justice, and she was committed.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the watch?</p>
<p>H. Urlander. She has got it I suppose, I have not seen it since.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutor went by me with two women about ten or eleven o'clock; he had given one of them a handkerchief; I was at my door, which is opposite admiral Matthew's house in Silver-street. They were quarrelling about the handkerchief; he wanted it again, and the woman said she would not give it him, because he had been using her. He stopt at my door, and said let me come in, and pulled out a silver half crown, and said he would give it me if I would let him lie with me. I said, master go along, I have got a husband of my own, and pushed him from the step of the door, and shut the door; then he called out, you have got my watch: then a watchman came, and he told him a woman had got his watch; then I went out and said here I am, take me if you think it was me. The watchman to be sure would not touch me; I never hid myself, nor never saw the watch.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Had you two women with you?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No I had not, I saw none but the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been in a house with any woman?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Q. How came you into that alehouse ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I went there to call for a pint of bear to drink with my landlord; I had used to go there now and then.</p>
<p>Q. What company was there in the house?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I saw none at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-16-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> at some distance from me. They had some words about eighteen-pence. I saw the deceased strike the prisoner; the prisoner returned it; they were parted. After that the deceased came and struck him again, the prisoner was taken from him a second time. The deceased stript himself, and ran to see for him again at a considerable distance. Then he returned and found him among the people, and struck him again. Then I was obliged to go into the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner strike the deceased?</p>
<p>Law. I did.</p>
<p>Q. What was the deceased?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner strip'd?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020010"/>Law. No, he was not when I saw them. I did not see the last of it; he did not chuse to fight, and said he would not fight.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-16-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw a crowd of people. Presently I saw a man strike the prisoner; the prisoner struck him again. They were parted; he came at the prisoner again; then the prisoner upon that struck him again, when they were parted a second time. Then the chairman went into Swallow-street: presently he came back again, and said he would lick him. Somebody said the young man was gone cross Saville-row; the other ran with his arms open to the end of it, swearing he would lick him. At last he found the prisoner; the prisoner said he did not want to fight. The deceased struck at him, and gave him two or three blows in the face. Then they had two or three blows together; they were parted, and the company persuaded the prisoner to strip, and then he pull'd off his cloaths; and they had had but a few blows before the accident happen'd, the man was laid dead, but whether by a blow or the fall I know not.</p>
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<p>The indictment charged her a second time with
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-17-victim153 t17550702-17-viclabel81"/>. In January the 10th, five years ago, there came two young women to me, one about nineteen, the other about thirty years of age, to my master's.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you live then?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I lived then with Mr.
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<interp inst="t17550702-17-person157" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a distiller on Snow-hill. They told me there was something very particular in my face; and if I would cross their hands with a bit of silver, they would be of very great service to me.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner with them then?</p>
<p>Meadwell. At that time she was not. On the day following, which was the 11th, to the best of my knowledge, at near eight in the morning, as soon as I had opened shop, the same two women and the prisoner came.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body with you in the shop at that time ?</p>
<p>Meadwell. There were
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<interp inst="t17550702-17-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and Philip Davis in the shop at the time. The other two told me privately, they had brought a person that had practised Astrology for many years. Then the prisoner desired I would step with her a little to a public-house. I went with her to a public-house over the way. There the prisoner at the bar told me she could be of great service to me in a day or two, if I would follow her directions.</p>
<p>Q. Did the other two go with you?</p>
<p>Meadwell. They did.</p>
<p>Q. What directions did the prisoner give you?</p>
<p>Meadwell. In the first place I was to get two peppercorns, and a little salt, and two guineas, put them into the corner of my handkerchief, and she was to procure a little mould and put it to them. Then I was to put it into my pocket; saying she could not be of service to me that day, but the next day she would tell me what to do; and by the morning she would provide the mould, and desired I would have the two guineas in my handkerchief, which I did; and the next morning at the appointed time, between seven and eight o'clock, being the 12th, she came.</p>
<p>Q. Did the other two women come with her?</p>
<p>Meadwell. They did, then we all went to the public-house again. The prisoner asked me if I had got the two guineas ready? I told her I had. They were in the corner of my handkerchief. She had got some mould, and stirred it in along with the gold, salt and peppercorns in the handkerchief. Then she asked me how much money I was worth of my own? I told her I believed I was at that time worth 25 l. She told me I must against the morrow morning get it all into my own hands, and wrap it up in the corner of my handkerchief; and that in such a corner of the cellar a very large quantity of money had been hid.</p>
<p>Q. Whose cellar?</p>
<p>Meadwell. In my master
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<interp inst="t17550702-17-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's cellar; and I was to receive that money hid in the cellar, if I would follow her directions; I being a young country lad just come to town, not knowing the nature of these cheats, thought to be over rich in a hurry. I endeavoured to get all my money together against the next morning; there was some money due to me from my master for wages, but I did not think it proper to ask for that, so I went to Mr. Morris, an apothecary in Coleman-street, and borrowed 10 l. and I had the rest in my own custody. That made it up 25 l. 4 s. or 24 guineas, which I put all together in my handkerchief, with the mould, salt and peppercorns.</p>
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<p>Meadwell. I am from Northamptonshire; they all three came to me the next morning as usual at the time; they were very punctual as to time; it was about 8 o'clock, they did not chuse to go to that publick-house any more. Then we went to the house of Thomas Green, a publick-house at the bottom of
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-17-off79 t17550702-17-crimeloc82"/>. There they talked to me a great deal in regard to my good fortune. They ask'd me to see the handkerchief and the money; I produced it, and opened it my own self, and held it in my right-hand, as it was in the corner of my handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take it out of the handkerchief ?</p>
<p>Meadwell. No, I did not, it lay in it; then the prisoner came and stroked it over, and crost it with her finger; and likewise said some verses, what they were I cannot say. She had her hands very busy all the time, on one side my hand, and the other on the other. And at this time I believe she privately got my Money from me; she told me there was some plate with this large fortune I was to receive; but she did not desire any of the plate, but expected I would make her a present of some of the money. She likewise desired she might tie one knot, and I the other of the handkerchief, which I granted; and we did so.</p>
<p>Q. Which knot did she tie, the first or the last?</p>
<p>Meadwell. To be positive I cannot tell which she tied, she bid me put the handkerchief into my pocket; I did, and thought I had my money there. She desired I would not look at it till two or three hours after the time I put it in my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Were the two other women with you all the time ?</p>
<p>Meadwell. They were; at the three hours end I was to go down into the cellar of my master, and in such a corner; she named the farthest corner on the right-hand, and there to open my handkerchief, and there the money was to be; and with only putting my hand to the stone, I might lift it off, and there I would find an iron pot with the money mentioned in it, then we parted. I came home, and was anxious to know my good fortune; and I believe I opened it rather before my time, for I began to think I was flung; it came into my head there could be no such thing.</p>
<p>Q. How long do you believe it was before you opened it ?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I believe it was two hours before I did; when I opened the handkerchief, to my great surprise, I found only five shillings in silver, three pennyworth of halfpence, and two pieces of lead, or pewter melted down; one of them had an Impression on it, like the stamp of a halfpenny, the other I think was plain.</p>
<p>Q. Did you open your handkerchief in the cellar?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I did.</p>
<p>Q. What before you had searched in the corner she mentioned?</p>
<p>Meadwell. Before I had strictly searched it.</p>
<p>Q. How could you expect to find money there?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I wanted to know where my own money was - I began to think then, when I found these things only instead of my own money; I went up stairs, and was very solitary.</p>
<p>Q. Did you shew what you found in your handkerchief to any body?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I did; the first person I shewed them to was my two evidences here, Robertson, and Davis.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner tell you where she lived?</p>
<p>Meadwell. She said she lived by the Fleet-market, and had for twenty years; but I cannot positively tell the house now.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to look for her?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I did; I went round and inquired for such a person; but could not find her.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see her again?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I never saw her again till the fifteenth of May last; then I took her up.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find her?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I was standing in Mr. Belson's shop, my master, on Bread-street, hill; and saw her at thirty yards distance. She came up to the door, and came a little way in; whether she knew me or not I cannot say; but she directly turned out again, and went away.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether she saw you or not?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I know she saw me.</p>
<p>Q. Did she walk gently away, or in haste ?</p>
<p>Meadwell. She walk'd a good pace away, and went in a grocer's-shop, over the way. I stood at my master's door till she came out again, The moment I first saw her, I was all of a tremble. When she came out, I went over and asked the clerk in the shop, what was her pretence in coming there? He told me, she asked him if he would buy any stockings; she went down the hill,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020012"/> and I after her; I past her, and turned and faced her, and looked well in her face; I let her go out of our neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. Was she alone?</p>
<p>Meadwell. There was another woman with her. I let them go into Queen-street, Cheapside; there I took her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know that other woman that was with her.</p>
<p>Meadwell. I can't say that was one of the women that was with her when she came to me on Snow-hill. The first words I spoke to her, when I stop'd her was, can't you tell me my fortune. She said, Lord bless me, sir, I never knew any thing of that kind in my life. I said, don't you remember seeing me at such a house; did you not defraud me of so much money? Then the other woman jump'd up to me, and laid hold of my hand, and begg'd for mercy; and said, the prisoner never had been in town in her life before, being come to town but that very day. * The prisoner said, sir, you are mistaken; I am not the person. I reply'd, I am very positive you are the woman that defrauded me. Then they both hung about me, one on one arm, and the other on the other, and begg'd that I would be merciful to them. I told the prisoner, what mercy the law would afford, she should have, and no farther. They desired I would consider what I was about. I said, I was certain the prisoner was the woman, and she should go before my lord mayor. They ask'd me to go into a house before we got there, just at the bottom of Walbrook; but I told them my time was very short, and she should go there. They both cry'd, and begg'd I would give her a little time. Then the prisoner halted, and fell lame all on a sudden; and said, she had got a sore leg. They both, at that time, hung about me, and begg'd I would be merciful to her. The other woman came as far as the bottom of the steps at the Mansion-house; and would have went in with her, but the prisoner said to her, No, no, you must not come. She then went away, and I took the prisoner before my lord; and he examined the prisoner and me. There I swore she was the person that robb'd me. His lordship committed her to the Poultry-compter.</p>
<p>* For the truth of this, see the time her prosecutrix swore she was robb'd by her, last sessions, in Aldermanbury, No 235.</p>
<p>Q. Now, look upon her again; the time you speak of is a great while ago; be careful; are you now sure that is the very woman?</p>
<p>Meadwell. Yes, my lord, I am; I am positive she is the woman.</p>
<p>Court. Consider; the time you speak of, was in the year 1749.</p>
<p>Meadwell. I do consider: I am very positive to her. She told me several times, when her hands were busy about mine, to look at her face, and ask'd me, if I should be sure of knowing her again. I believe she said a hundred times, (do you think you shall know me, if you see me again) said I, I am sure I shall know you again. She then appointed to come the next morning to have her dividend of what I was to give her out of what I was to find in the cellar; but she never came near me. She preach'd a deal of godliness; and told me she practis'd such things by the art of astrology, before very great people, princes, and the like; and that she had many good books.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Council. I think you say, when she came to you, she directed you to get two pepper-corns and a little salt; and she was to procure a little mould; and you was to put these, with two guineas, in the corner of your handkerchief; and after that, you say, you got twenty four guineas?</p>
<p>Meadwell. It was so.</p>
<p>Council. Did you put the twenty-four guineas in the handkerchief?</p>
<p>Meadwell. Yes; I did put twenty-four guineas in the handkerchief including that two guineas.</p>
<p>Council. Can't you recollect who tied the first knot?</p>
<p>Meadwell. To the best of my knowledge, I did; but I am not certain.</p>
<p>Council. Did you ever deliver the handkerchief to her?</p>
<p>Meadwell. No; I did not.</p>
<p>Council. Had you the handkerchief in your hand the whole time?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I had.</p>
<p>Council. Can you take upon you to swear you did not deliver the handkerchief with that money in it to her?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I can sware it; I did not deliver it to her.</p>
<p>Council. Who put it into your pocket?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I did.</p>
<p>Council. Was not she to put it into your pocket?</p>
<p>Meadwell. No.</p>
<p>Council. Then, when you put it in your pocket, you really believed there was such a sum of money in it?</p>
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<p>Council. Did you really contract with her to give her a sum of money?</p>
<p>Meadwell. It was to be left to my generosity.</p>
<p>Council. At whose house was this?</p>
<p>Meadwell. At the house of Thomas Green.</p>
<p>Council. Where is that house?</p>
<p>Meadwell. That house is pretty near the bottom of the fleet-market.</p>
<p>Council. Where did you live then?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I liv'd then on Snow-hill.</p>
<p>Council. About what time of the day was this handkerchief tied up?</p>
<p>Meadwell. About eight o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Council. After the last knot was tied, what did you do with it?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I put it directly in my pocket.</p>
<p>Council. How long did you stay in that house?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I believe I was twenty minutes, or a quarter of an hour in that house.</p>
<p>Council. Are you sure you had the handkerchief in your pocket from the time of putting it in, till you opened it in the cellar?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I am sure I had. I kept my hand upon it, as I carried it home from the alehouse.</p>
<p>Council. Did you all the way home?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I believe I did.</p>
<p>Council. How long was the time you was to have staid before you opened it?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I believe I was to have staid three hours after I got home; and instead of that, I opened it in about two hours.</p>
<p>Council. Did not you lock it up in a drawer after you got home?</p>
<p>Meadwell. No, I did not; but kept it in my pocket.</p>
<p>Council. Which pocket?</p>
<p>Meadwell. It was in my breeches pocket.</p>
<p>Council. What was you about the two hours after you got home?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I was about my master's business in the shop.</p>
<p>Council. Did you ever pull up the stone to look for the money?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I did.</p>
<p>Council. Did any body see you?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I believe the two witnesses here did; but I will not take upon me to say, they were there. I shew'd them what I had got in my handkerchief, in the room of the twenty-four guineas.</p>
<p>Council. Are you sure this is the very woman?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I am. I would not take a false oata for five million of money: may, I would not, if I was sure to gain the world by it.</p>
<p>Council. Can you say she had your 25 l.</p>
<p>Meadwell. The other women never came near me, so as to touch me all the time.</p>
<p>Council. Have you been in Newgate, since the woman was there, to see her?</p>
<p>Meadwell. Yes; I have.</p>
<p>Council. What was your business with her?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I carried a person that was defrauded by her since I was, and he knew her; but would not take upon him to have to do with it, it being a scandalous affair. He is an officer in the excise, and lives in or near Moorfields.</p>
<p>Council. Can you say, after all, you are certain as to the woman?</p>
<p>Meadwell. I positively declare I can swear to her in any part of the world.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-17-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was apprentice to Mr. Simpson on Snow-hill, when the prosecutor came to live there in the year 1748. I saw the women that came; but it was by the light of a lamp we had in our shop. I never saw 'em by day-light; I can only mention the circumstances of his being defrauded. I can't swear to the prisoner.</p>
<p>C. Give an account of what you know.</p>
<p>Robinson. To the best of my knowledge it was in January 1748 - 49; I can't positively take upon me to swear to the day; to the best of my remembrance it was about the 10th or 11th; he shew'd me his handkerchief in the forenoon, in the bed-chamber where we lay. There were in it 3 d. in halfpence, 5 s. in silver, and two pieces of lead; one was plain, the other had an impression on it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go with him into the cellar afterwards ?</p>
<p>Robinson. No; I did not. He then informed me he had borrowed 10 l. of an apothecary in Coleman-street, to make up 24 guineas at that time.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you in what manner she had defrauded him?</p>
<p>Robinson. He said he had what he shew'd me in exchange for the 24 guineas which he had tied up in one corner of his handkerchief.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-17-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I don't know the woman. I liv'd with Mr. Simpson at the time this happen'd. The prosecutor told me of it two or three days after he had lost his money. I know it was within a week. I was with him that morning that a woman came to him in the shop; but I did not see her face. They went over to the Swan on Snow-hill together.</p>
<p>
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<p>Davis. No; I did not. He shew'd me the two pieces of lead, and said there were 5 s. in silver, and three pennyworth of halfpence; but I did not see them. He said he lost 25 l.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>They accuse me wrongfully, my lord; I know nothing of it; I never saw him in my life.</p>
<p>Court. Have you any witnesses?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have. She call'd
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<p>See the trial of
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<interp inst="t17550702-18-person176" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutrix; the four prisoners came into our house between 6 and 7 in the morning, three weeks ago next Thursday. They call'd for a pot of beer, and paid for it before they drank it. Read ask'd leave to go backwards. I shew'd him the way, and went out to fill a pail of water. I saw him come out of the wash-house; he left the door a-jar; they drank the beer, and went out; I went into the wash-house, and miss'd the plates; I told Degoe Arnis, who stood at White-chapel prison-gate, one of those men had stolen four plates from our house. They were all together.</p>
<p>Q. Did they walk gently, or did they run?</p>
<p>Wright. They were going slowly along; I shew'd him Read; he stop'd him; there was another person with Arnis, and, by his assistance, they were all four taken. Then I went and call'd my mistress up, and did not see the plates found.</p>
<p>Degoe Arnis. I am a turnkey belonging to White-chapel gaol; I was smoaking my pipe at the bench at the door that morning the four prisoners were coming along; they stop'd, and had a halfpenyworth of milk of a woman in the street. When the milkwoman and they parted, they said we'll all go together to the Cock, there we'll make our chance. After they were gone in, I went there to see what they would be at; and called for a dram. There were three of 'em sitting on a bench in the house, with a full pot of beer; presently Read came out of the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the wash-house ?</p>
<p>Arnis. I do; they go through the parlour to go into it. I was called to let some people into the prison; so went away. Presently after the girl call'd to me, and said, she had been robb'd of four plates by these persons. I stop'd them all four; I took them between the two gates of the prison, and search'd them; I felt the plates in Read's breeches behind; and he put his hand behind him and took them out, and laid them down on the table.</p>
<p>Warner's defence.</p>
<p>Davis and I were going for some cattle to Mild-end; we met Barker and Read; they ask'd us if we would be three halfpence towards a pot of beer; so we agreed, and went into this house and call'd for a pot. As soon as we came out of the house, the maid call'd, Stop thief. We all stopt directly. I did not know that Read had got any thing. We surrendered to Degoe; he took us into the court; after we had been there a little while I saw the plates lying on the table; I don't know who laid them there.</p>
<p>Barker's defence.</p>
<p>I belong to the Borough-court, and have some years. I was coming to White-chapel, to a man that was in trouble; I happened to meet these other persons; we went into a publick-house, and had a pot of beer. This evidence came in while we were there; Read went backwards; after that we all went out; they call'd, Stop thief; and Degoe stop'd us, and push'd us into the lodge; in about a minute after we were there, I saw the plates lying; but know nothing who laid them there.</p>
<p>Read. I can say no more.</p>
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<p>Q. Did he lie in your house?</p>
<p>Gutteridge. No; he did not, except that night, according to his confession. He confessed he secreted himself in my house over-night, and lay there till Sunday at noon; when my people were all gone out; and then he took the things.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he confess this?</p>
<p>Gutteridge. Both at the Ram-inn, and before Sir
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<p>Mr. Pool. I was with the prosecutor and prisoner at the Ram-inn, and heard the prisoner confess, that he secreted himself in his master's house on Saturday-night, and lay there till Sunday at noon; that he rob'd him of a moidore, two guineas, and eighteen-pence, and a shirt; and he delivered what money he had left back again.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am an Irishman, a stranger in this country. I leave it to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-20-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 27th of May I was in the fields going to Stepney, with the prisoner. We lay upon a hay-cock together.</p>
<p>Q. Was you acquainted with her before?</p>
<p>Walker. I have known her 16 or 18 years; we were neighbours children.</p>
<p>Q. How long were you together that night?</p>
<p>Walker. From 11 over night to 3 the next morning. I had turn'd the chain of my watch within-side my breeches, when I lay down. When I awaked about 3 o'clock I was all alone, and found my watch was gone.</p>
<p>Q. Was any other person with you?</p>
<p>Walker. No; we were by our two selves. I took her up in the Minories about 5 o'clock that night. She would not confess she had it.</p>
<p>Jos. Collet. I am constable; I was sent for to a publick-house; the prosecutor there charged me with the prisoner, for stealing his watch. I went out and got a watchman; and going along she said she wanted to ease herself. I bid the watchman be modest, and let her sit down. After that she said she wanted again; and after that again; and made a halt each time. Then I suspected she had the watch about her, and wanted to shift it. As we were bringing her through Aldgate she gave her cloaths a shug up; the watchman then put his hand into her bosom, and took out a watch. (Produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Lee, the watchman, confirmed the constable's evidence.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I'll take my affidavit I never saw a watch upon the prosecutor; I found that watch lawfully; and when he challenged me with it, I did not think it was his watch; for he could neither read or write.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<p>Elis. Studd. The prisoner is a poor honest child, and gets her living by buying old cloaths.</p>
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<p>Anne Dickerson. I am servant to Mr. Hopsore at Highgate, and have been two months this day. The prisoner was my fellow-
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<p>Q. What doors?</p>
<p>Dickerson. The kitchen door, the necessary-house door, and a door behind it. I went into that place behind the necessary, and look'd about, and miss'd some brickbats out of it. This gave me a suspicion that her distemper was not dropsical, but otherwise; for I saw something about the kitchen that was not there before.</p>
<p>Q. What was that?</p>
<p>Dickerson. I saw some blood about. She drank the caudle, and lay there after my mistress was got up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing to the prisoner of your suspicion when you carried her up the caudle ?</p>
<p>Dickerson. No; I did not. After she had drank it, I went down into the kitchen again; then I went up to her again, and ask'd her how she did? She said she was no better. Then my mistress rang the bell. This was about 7 o'clock. She ask'd me what o'clock it was: I went and told her. She rang the bell again about 8, and ask'd for the prisoner, who was her own maid. I told her she was very ill, and could not come down. My mistress got up, and went up to see her, and I with her. She told us she was very ill. My mistress came down stairs, and mull'd her some wine, and sent it up to her. I shew'd my mistress what I had observ'd in the kitchen as soon as she went there. After that my mistress sent to Mrs. Haines, a neighbour, to know what was good for her. Mrs. Haines came, and went up to her. When she came down, I told her what I had seen in the kitchen; then she said she thought there was something more than what she had told her was the matter with her; and ask'd me if I had look'd in the necessary? I said no. Sometime after that I look'd down there, and saw some brickbats down in it, and told my mistress of it; and in the afternoon the child was found there; but I was above-stairs when it was found.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see this blood?</p>
<p>Dickerson. Some on the hand-towel, some on the ground, and some on a piece of flanel.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her call in the necessary-house?</p>
<p>Dickerson. No; I did not. I slept very sound.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any impression in the bed where she lay?</p>
<p>Dickerson. I could not tell; for I got up in a flurry upon missing her.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of any preparation she had made of child-bed linnen?</p>
<p>Dickerson. No; I never saw any.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-21-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was sent for to Mr. Hopsore's on the 6th of June, about 8 at night, as near as I can guess. I went up to the prisoner, and found her upo n the bed, and asked her how she did ? She made me no answer.</p>
<p>Q. Did she know you before?</p>
<p>Walton. No; I never saw her before. I examined what was the matter with her, and told her she'd had a child.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been shew'd any thing in the kitchen?</p>
<p>Walton. No; I had not then.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a married woman?</p>
<p>Walton. I am a widow, and a midwife. I asked her where the child was? She said I sentenced her very hard. I said she'd had a child; and bid her tell where it was. She said she'd had none. I told her I was sure of it; and if she had not, there was all that belong to a child with her. Then I went down, and told her mistress there was a child somewhere; and we imagined it to be in the necessary-house. Her mistress took a candle, and went along with me there, and look'd down, and saw a parcel of brickbats there. We called the next door neighbour. He and his man came to search it. I went up to the prisoner, and had finished all there. When I came down, there lay the child by the hall door. I wrap'd it up, and carried it to the prisoner, and bid her look at it, and see what a fine child there was. She looked at it, but said nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Was this child at full growth?</p>
<p>Walton. There is no certainty as to that; it had nails on its fingers, and hair on its head. I thought it was at full growth.</p>
<p>Q. Was it male or female?</p>
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<p>Q. Was there any experiment made in your presence, to know whether it was born alive?</p>
<p>Walton. No; there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any wounds on it?</p>
<p>Walton. No; no more than what the brickbats had made. There was a little wound on the arm, another on the thigh, and the head pretty much bruised.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think it was born alive?</p>
<p>Walton. There is no certainty as to that.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Is it not common, when child-bed pains are coming upon a woman, to have a tendency of going to the necessary-house ?</p>
<p>Walton. Yes; very often.</p>
<p>Q. If she had been drawn to the necessary-house by these pains, might not this child suddenly slip from her?</p>
<p>Walton. It is very possible.</p>
<p>Q. From the appearance of the child, how long might it have been born, do you think?</p>
<p>Walton. About 14 hours.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-21-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sent for to search the necessary-house. I went with my servant, and was present after we had taken up the floor. When he took the child out of the necessary-house, we laid it upon the steps going into the hall door. Mrs. Walton had a pail of water fetched, with which the child was washed; then she took it up stairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-21-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon. The prisoner being ill, I was sent for. I inquired of the mistress, and the first evidence; and suspected there either had or would be a labour. I ask'd the prisoner a few questions; and told her she should send for a midwife. She told me she had no business with a midwife. I told her there was something in her body that wanted to be fetched away, or she would die before morning. Then she consented. I told her, after the midwife had been with her, I would order her what was proper; but before she had been with her, I could not order her any thing. After the midwife had been with her, she came and told me she'd had a child. Then I ordered her something; and the next day I saw the child in the prisoner's room.</p>
<p>Q. Was the child at full growth?</p>
<p>Colebourn. It was as much as I can judge of a child.</p>
<p>Q. Why was not the experiment made on the child's lungs?</p>
<p>Colebourn. The coroner asked me whether I thought the child was born alive? I said it was very difficult to distinguish that. After that he said, will you try the experiment upon the lungs ? And there was water brought up. I asked him what he did expect upon that? He said, for me to give a final answer, whether it was born alive or not. Then I declined it, as looking upon it not conclusive.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever known a case where the child has been at full growth, and has been stillborn ?</p>
<p>Colebourn. I have, many.</p>
<p>Q. Have not women always a tendency to go to stool when in strong labour pains?</p>
<p>Colebourn. The major part have: I believe 18 in 20.</p>
<p>Q. Might not that be a reason of her going there?</p>
<p>Colebourn. I can't say what were her reasons.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had occasion to go to the necessary-house, between 4 and 5 o'clock; the clock struck five while I was sitting there. There I had an uncommon pain took me, and the child dropt from me; and I sat there some time before I could stir. I had some child-bed linen, which I made in my spare time; and I had sow'd it into my quilted petticoat by my side. I called when my pains came upon me, but could not make any body hear me. The reason I did not let my child-bed linen be seen, was this; I had lived with my mistress a year and a quarter, if I had staid till the 13th of the last month; and I had no money to support me in my illness, without I had staid my quarter up; and if I had let my case be known before, I should be turn'd away, and not have that quarter's wages.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<p>Fra. Hathey. I have known the prisoner from a little child. We were both born at Wooten-underhedge in Gloucestershire, from whence she came about a year and an half ago. I lived over-right against her. The children there were
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<p>David Rice. She lived at my house, when she was in Mr. Hopsore's service, fourteen months. She behaved very well during that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-21-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner sixteen years. I came from Gloucestershire. She bears a general good character there. I never heard she was suspected of any ill thing. She is of a very good disposition toward children. I have reason to believe she would not be guilty of such an action as she is charged with.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-21-person197"> Mary Whithouse
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<interp inst="t17550702-21-person197" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her thirteen months. I live an opposite neighbour to Mr. Rice, where she lived. I always took her to be a very sober girl.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-21-person198"> Richard Mason
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<interp inst="t17550702-21-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her about two years. She had a universal good character by all that knew her.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-21-person199"> Elisabeth Pember
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<interp inst="t17550702-21-person199" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lived in the house with her at Mr. Rice's. We always thought her a very sober body; far from a cruel disposition.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-21-person200" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-21-person200" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live next door to Mr. Rice. I have known the prisoner about fourteen months. She was always a pretty behaved body. She has taken my children out of my arms and play'd with them. She had a universal good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-21-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> again. I am an apothecary. I remember an instance of the like kind: The midwife was playing at cards, and the woman was suddenly taken, and dropt the child suddenly on the floor; that child had nails on its fingers, and hair on its head.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-22-defend202 t17550702-22-deflabel114"/> some years. I had hung my watch up by the chimney in the kitchen, on the 27th of May, and it was gone the 28th. I charged the prisoner with taking it, and he owned he had taken it, and went to pawn it. And it was found, by his directions, at
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<interp inst="t17550702-22-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought this watch to me the 28th of May, between 7 and 8 in the morning. (Producing one deposed to by the prosecutor.) I asked him whose it was? He saip another person and he had been drinking together, and it was that other person's; and they wanted some money upon it to make good the reckoning. He was then in liquor. I ask'd him where the other person was? He said at a publick-house. I bid him go and fetch him. He went away, and I saw no more of him; but I desired to know the person's name. He mentioned Mr. Beaumont's name; by which means it was found to be the prosecutor's property. I found Mr. Beaumont's house; and ask'd him if he had lost a watch? He said he had. Then I gave him directions where to call upon me; and he came and own'd it.</p>
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<p>M. Blackemore. I am wife to the prosecutor; the prisoner came the fifteenth of June to my house; I had put a 36 s. piece the day before into a drawer, and there was nobody went into the room but she, and I had lock'd the door; but when I went to see for the 36 s. piece it was gone. I had not told my husband of it, for I do not always tell him where my money is. When
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<interp inst="t17550702-24-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , had some words; I heard Spencer say to her, it was only going to Mrs. Blackemore's, and then you can have a guinea, or a 36 shilling piece to change at pleasure. I went and told Mr. Blackemore this, and she was taken up. I heard her confess she opened the lock with a crooked nail, and a pair of scissars, and took a 36 shilling piece out, and had spent it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-24-person221" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner from a child; I had used to go and sit with my work with her; her mother goes out a nurse-keeping. She used to get me to go of errants for her, I think it is three weeks ago last Sunday, she sent me to the grocer's for some tea and sugar, and gave me a 36 s. piece to change; I went and brought her the things and change. In the winter her mother was lame; she told me her daughter had found some money, and had lodged it in some particular person's hands, and used to fetch it as she wanted it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her say in whose hands it was?</p>
<p>Spencer. No, I did not; but she said, if it was not for her daughter, she must have starved in the winter.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she say in what it was spent?</p>
<p>Adams. No, she did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I do not know what I said, I was so affrighted.</p>
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<p>Q. did you see her take them?</p>
<p>Cheively. No, but I saw Mr. Vale's servant come by my door, and hip to the prisoner, who was going from his shop. She stopped, he said now madam I have catched you; he brought her back to his master's door, I followed him, he desired to know what she had got under her apron; she unturned it from over her arm, there I saw these three pieces of lace, and took them; she seemed to be in a great confusion, and denied the taking the lace, and said; a woman had thrown it into her lap. I put my seal upon them, after I had put them in a paper, and they have not been opened till I came into court.</p>
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<p>Q. to Mr. Vale. What is this lace worth?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It cost me upwards of 4 l.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am very innocent of the Affair, I know no more of it, than the child unborn.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<p>Fra. Brittain. I remember her twenty five years.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known her lately ?</p>
<p>Brittain. I have.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character ?</p>
<p>Brittain. I never knew any harm of her.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor deposed, he had been drinking in company, and returned home merry, not drunk, on the second of June, at about a quarter of an hour after 11 at night; that he pulled out his green silk purse, in which was about 16 l. to take out 3 d. in order to send the prisoner, his servant, for a pot of beer. The prisoner said, the ale-house people were gone to bed, then he declined to send; that she told him all his other servant were gone to bed; that he went to bed, and put his breeches under his head, with that Money in them. That the prisoner bid him a good night, and took away the candle. That about four in the morning, the prisoner come into his room; he asked her business, she said she came for some foul linen to wash, he went to sleep again, and slept till between seven and eight. When he came to put on his breeches, all his money and purse was gone, and the breeches were removed from under his head, and were lying by him upon the bed; that he charged her with robbing him; she denied it; he opened her box, and found the other things mentioned in the indictment; all which he deposed to as his own property, except the linen. That he had not laid the whole of the money in the indictment, but only such pieces as he could swear were in his purse.</p>
<p>The prisoner in her defence said her master had presented her with the other things, and denied knowing any thing of the money.</p>
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<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Plunket. He is an
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<p>Q. When did you first come acquainted with him?</p>
<p>Plunket. About three years ago, I came to England, and met one Feilder in Wapping, and he and I went to the prisoner's house to drink a pot of beer.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the prisoner live?</p>
<p>Plunket. He kept the Ship on Tower-hill. Feilder called for a pot of beer; the prisoner came and sat down near us, and asked me if I was his countryman? I said I was an Irishman, he said so am I too; he asked we what trade I was? I said I am a dyer; he said that was a good business here, take care of yourself, and keep-out of bad company. Feilder went away, and said now you know where to find me again if you want me: then the prisoner said he knew a young man that wanted such a young fellow as I, and he had very good business in hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask him who that person was?</p>
<p>Plunket. I did, and he said it was himself; then he said, how would you like to go a smuggling? I said that is dangerous business; he said no not at all, it is not to bring things here, but to go with things that are to be sold in another country. I said it is a dangerous business, and I had no money to go on with it; he said he had money, and I might be back again in eight or nine days time; and he would give me what I demanded; if I did not like it I might do as I pleased. Upon that I consented to go with him; saying, if I shall be back in that short time I will go along with you. After that he said, you seem to be melancholy, are you sick? I said no; said he, may-be you have no money, and flung down 5 s. I said I had enough for my business at present; he said put it in your pocket, that will do you no hurt. The next morning he and I went on board a Gravesend boat to Green-hithe, there we staid drinking together best part of the night.</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020021"/>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 2d, Thursday the 3d, Friday the 4th, and Saturday the 5th of JULY.</p>
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER VI. PART II. for the YEAR 1755. Being the Sixth 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>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. WAS there any body with you?</p>
<p>Plunket. No.</p>
<p>Q. Who paid the reckoning there?</p>
<p>Plunket. He did, I paid nine-pence for the boat; he would not let me pay for any thing else. We set out a little before nine in the morning, and walked to a house, the sign of the George, on this side Canterbury that night.</p>
<p>Q. Who paid the expences that night?</p>
<p>Plunket. I paid nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Did the people ask you for any thing?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, they did not. When we were just going into Canterbury, he told me I had best not to walk with him, fearing we should be taken up. I said why so? He said it was a very exact place; so then he walked on before me, and I after in sight of him. When we got out of the town, I got up to him again; then we went to Dover, to the sign of the city of Calais, and lay there that night.</p>
<p>Q. Who paid the expences there?</p>
<p>Plunket. He did. When we were there, the captain of the ship came in and said, if there was any passengers to go over the water, he came to let them know he would sail the first fair wind in the morning. The prisoner desired me to go on board to get a good place, and said he would be on board a little after me, which he did with some other passengers. We had a fine gale, and about three hours passage were in Calais. We went to a public-house; he desired me to call for any thing I liked, and said he would soon be in again; saying he wanted to speak with a man in another room.</p>
<p>Q. Did he come soon to you?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, he did not come till after dinner. As soon as dinner was over, there came an English woman from that room, and said to me, my lad, are you the man that came with that gentleman that I dined with in the parlour? I said I am; she said could not you get bread at home? I said I shall be at home again in two or three days; said she, I do not think that; I said why not? she said you are sold, take care of yourself. Upon that I went into the room, and called the prisoner, and said I have something to say to you; take care, you are going to play some roguish trick with me; I came here to behave with honour, do not serve me so, I hear you are going to sell me: he bid me content myself, there was no such thing; he bid me go back to my seat and call for any thing I wanted.</p>
<p>Q. Was he alone in that room?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, there was one Capt. Fitzpatrick that belonged to general Ruth's regiment, an Irish brigade. After that he came and called me in; I went, and the captain said, your servant Mr. Plunket, how do you do? pretty well sir said I, I thank you; he said you will stay here now and serve in the capacity of a soldier among your countrymen; I said I would never be a soldier at all, but if I am, I will never be one here; he said you had better be one here, for you will have shoes, stockings, shirts, and every thing, and have nothing to pay.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner by at the time?</p>
<p>Plunket. He was, I told him I would be no soldier; said he, this gentleman (meaning the prisoner) has brought you in order to be a soldier; I asked the prisoner if it was so or not? the prisoner said, my lad, it is, I brought you on that footing here to serve, and you are inlisted in Capt. Fitzpatrick's company in general Ruth's regiment, and you will be used well, and he is one of the best captains in France. I said I will be no soldier at all; then he said you know very well that I gave you 5 s. in order to inlist you for
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020023"/> the French service, and paid your expences at Dover, and paid your passage besides. I said, do not leave me here, but bring me home to my own country again; he said I cannot do that, for you are inlisted in that gentleman's company, and serve you must; I said I will give you what money I have, which was 6 or 7 s. and the rest of the expences you have been at, when we get home, and still said I would not serve at all. Then the captain came and spoke very rough to me, and said, my lad, I paid a deal of money for you, and serve you must.</p>
<p>Q. Who did he say he paid the money to?</p>
<p>Plunket. He said he paid it to the prisoner; he said I must serve him six years one way or the other, either in a dungeon, where I must see neither sun, or moon, or stars, and live on bread and water, or otherwise serve in the regiment, and live like other people in a handsome way, and be taken care of. I seeing I could not help myself, told him I would serve in the regiment; then I was sent to the regiment at Dunkirk.</p>
<p>Q. How was you sent?</p>
<p>Plunket. There was a serjeant there, and I went along with him.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you serve in that regiment?</p>
<p>Plunket. I staid there till the 11th of last April, then I deserted, and went to Ostend to the British consul there, and told him my case, and he sent me to Dover on board the packet.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you serve there in the whole?</p>
<p>Plunket. I should have been three years there if I had staid till the 10th of next August; when I came to Dover the people came about me, they were a press-gang, and said I should go on board a ship; I said I wanted to see the mayor, the mayor was sent for, and I told him my case as I have here; he had business, and said he would speak with me another time; and after he was gone I was sent on board a ship, and kept there thirty three days, till I was sent for by the government, then I came up to London in a tender, under the care of a lieutenant, and he delivered me at Sir Thomas Robinson's office; there I was examined, and then sent to the house of a messenger, and have been there ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell the same there as you have now?</p>
<p>Plunket. I did.</p>
<p>Q. What is become of Feilder?</p>
<p>Plunket. I have inquired after him, and all the account I can get about him is, that he is gone to France as I did.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Look in my face, and see whether you ever saw me before?</p>
<p>Plunket. I have, I am sure this is the man that keeps the house on Tower-hill, and took me to France.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you born?</p>
<p>Plunket. I was born in Arthby in the county of Meath.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever been in England before?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, this was the first time.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body come with you then?</p>
<p>Plunket. There were three or four more came when I did.</p>
<p>Q. Were any of them along with you at the prisoner's house?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, none of them.</p>
<p>Q. How many days had you been in London before you went to the prisoner's house?</p>
<p>Plunket. About ten days.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the people that came over with you since you came over?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, I have not, they were labouring men, and they went to work.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you go with them?</p>
<p>Plunket. Because I expected better?</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not go to work with them till you could get better?</p>
<p>Plunket. Because I expected soon to go to work.</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet any body between Winchester and Dover?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, no body at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet with any of your countrymen in the packet?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, none at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did any of the people in the packet ask you your purpose in going to France?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, none of them did.</p>
<p>Q. When the prisoner gave you the crown, had he talked of entering into any foreign service?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, he had not.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any imagination yourself of entering into a foreign service when you took the crown?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Q. Then you did not take it as inlisting money?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, I did not, he told me he gave it as such afterwards, when in France.</p>
<p>Q. What was that given you for?</p>
<p>Plunket. He said there is a crown for you, maybe you have no money. I said I had some, he said take it and put it in your pocket.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020024"/>Q. What did you expect it was for?</p>
<p>Plunket. I expected it was given me as a gift.</p>
<p>Q. Did you receive it as a gift?</p>
<p>Plunket. I did, he said he would not put it in his pocket any more.</p>
<p>Q. When did you come back to England?</p>
<p>Plunket. I went out of Lisle the 11th of April; but cannot tell what day of the month I came to England.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to Lisle?</p>
<p>Plunket. We were quartered there. I deserted from thence.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you going to Ostend?</p>
<p>Plunket. I got there in about four days, and the very day I came there, the consul sent me on board for England.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you in England about a twelve-month ago?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Was you never in England from the time you gave an account of going to France, till the time you say you came from Ostend?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the mayor of Dover?</p>
<p>Plunket. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take an examination of you?</p>
<p>Plunket. He did.</p>
<p>Q. What did he order you to do?</p>
<p>Plunket. He said he would see me again; but when he was gone, they sent me on board a ship.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell any of the press people what you was going to London about?</p>
<p>Plunket. I did, the constable and press-gang too.</p>
<p>Q. What year was it you went to the prisoner's house at the sign of the Ship?</p>
<p>Plunket. I went to his house August 1742.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was the sign of the Ship?</p>
<p>Plunket. I am sure it was.</p>
<p>Counsel for the crown. Is there not much difference between wages paid to a dyer, and to a labouring man?</p>
<p>Plunket. Yes there is.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Where abouts is my house on Tower-hill?</p>
<p>Plunket. It is within two or three doors of the corner as you go up Tower-hill. He had an old man in his house then, that served as a drawer.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether it was not with intent to get clear of the press-gang that he discovered this?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Had not you sore legs at that time?</p>
<p>Plunket. No, I had not, my legs never swell'd.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never was in France in my life.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person244"> Anne Philips
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person244" type="surname" value="Philips"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person244" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I want to see this man (she looks at Plunket) I know him very well</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever acquainted with him ?</p>
<p>Philips. I was in February and March was twelve-month.</p>
<p>Q. Where?</p>
<p>Philips. In Ratcliff highway at my own room.</p>
<p>Q. Do you keep a public-house?</p>
<p>Philips. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen him often ?</p>
<p>Philips. I have seen him part of February and part of March was twelve-months once a day, but I cannot say what days; I will not say every day, but I saw him frequently.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him after that?</p>
<p>Philips. I met him since in Stepney fields once, and when I saw him in Hicks's-hall, I said I knew that man.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know him?</p>
<p>Philips. I had been in Soho-square about moving an R. I went the back way home, and met with Mrs. Horan, and went with her to Hicks's-hall, and said Lord I know that man.</p>
<p>Q. What was the occasion of your seeing him often?</p>
<p>Philips. Mrs. Macdaniel lay along with me; she brought him home to my room with her one night at about eight or nine o'clock, he had been used to come to see her every day.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure this is the man?</p>
<p>Philips. Upon my word he is the man.</p>
<p>Court. You are upon your oath</p>
<p>Philips. Then upon my oath and all.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Philips. I live next door to the Hercules-club in Ratcliff highway.</p>
<p>Q. Which way was it that the prisoner came to know you was acquainted with Plunket?</p>
<p>Philips. As I was coming back from Soho-square, I met with Mrs. Horan, the prisoner's wife. I said how does yours go on? she went to Hicks's-hall, there I saw Plunket, and said Lord, that is Macdaniel's friend that used to come to my house.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020025"/>Q. Are you sure he used to come to your room ?</p>
<p>Philips. Yes, I am.</p>
<p>Q. What day did you see him at Hicks's hall.</p>
<p>Philips. It was on the Wednesday.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen him last before that?</p>
<p>Philips. I had not seen him before, since the latter end of April was a twelve-month, when I met him in Stepney-fields.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not in last April?</p>
<p>Philips. No, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner's council. What is Mrs. Macdaniel ?</p>
<p>Philips. She is a child's coat-maker.</p>
<p>Q. Where is she?</p>
<p>Philips. She is here in court, she was subpaena'd.</p>
<p>Q. What business do you follow?</p>
<p>Philips. Why I follow to get bread if I can. I lost my husband in his majesty's service.</p>
<p>Q. To get bread if you can, by what employment?</p>
<p>Philips. I work with my needle; I quilt; I make-leather pockets, and so.</p>
<p>Q. What business was Plunket in?</p>
<p>Philips. I cannot tell what business; he used to tell us he was one time going to sea, one time a dyer, and one time one thing, and one time another.</p>
<p>Council. If you was so intimate with him, that acquaintance could not be kept up by an idle man.</p>
<p>Philips. I cannot tell what business he followed, he used to tell me he was going on board a ship; sometimes I have given him a breakfast, sometimes a dinner, in regard to his name, because I know a great many of that name. I have no reason to come here for Mr. Horan, for I never changed a halfpenny with him, or earned a halfpenny of him.</p>
<p>Q. Was Plunket ever with you alone?</p>
<p>Philips. Sometimes he was, and sometimes with Mrs. Macdaniel.</p>
<p>Q. What alone?</p>
<p>Philips. No, she is no woman of that kind.</p>
<p>Q. Who has been there when he has dined and breakfasted with you?</p>
<p>Philips. Sometimes Mrs. Macdaniel, and sometimes my landlady.</p>
<p>Q. What is your landlady's name?</p>
<p>Philips . Her name is Lewis,
<persName id="t17550702-27-person245"> William Lewis
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person245" type="surname" value="Lewis"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person245" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's wife.</p>
<p>Q. What brought Mrs. Horan to Hicks's-hall?</p>
<p>Philips. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Did she ask you to look at that man?</p>
<p>Philips. No; she did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had you no talk about him ?</p>
<p>Philips. No; we had not a word about him. I then knew nothing of this, no more than a child.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Mrs. Lewis live now?</p>
<p>Philips. She now lives next door to the Hercules's-club.</p>
<p>Q. to Plunket. Look at this witness; do you know her?</p>
<p>Plunket. I don't know her at all. There is a man that was in the regiment in France with me; he lives at the King's-head in Finch-lane.</p>
<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
<p>Plunket. His name is Locklen Bourne.</p>
<p>A messenger is sent for him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person246"> Margaret Macdaniel
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person246" type="surname" value="Macdaniel"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person246" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person246" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I knew Plunket on the first of February was twelve-months. I came acquainted with him by a young man, one Mackey.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him before that time?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. No; I never did.</p>
<p>Q. How came you acquainted with him by Mackey.</p>
<p>Macdaniel. Mackey and he were acquainted together. Mackey was my sweetheart.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon him; are you sure this is the same man?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. I am positive this is him.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you acquainted with him?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. I was acquainted with him from the first of February, till March last was twelve-months.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. I live in Ratcliff highway, next door to the Hercules's-club.</p>
<p>Q. Where does this woman, that was examin'd before you, live?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. She lives in the same house with me.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. I am a child's coat-maker.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear what business Plunket is of?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. He several times said he was a dyer. Mackey desired him to go to sea, but the press breaking out, they both absconded upon that account. I met him once, and drank with him in Broad-street, and left him drinking there, till I went in at Mr. Williams's, and brought out my money.</p>
<p>Q. Are there any people here that know you?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. There are a great many that do.</p>
<p>Cross-examination.</p>
<p>Q. When was this press you speak of?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. Last February was twelve-months.</p>
<p>Court. Take care; is that true?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020026"/>Macdaniel. It was pretty hot; Mackey was forced to leave his ship, and walk by land.</p>
<p>Q. to Plunket. Was you ever acquainted with a person named Mackey?</p>
<p>Plunket. No; I never was.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this woman?</p>
<p>Plunket. I never saw her in my life before, to my knowledge; I have a witness coming, that will prove I was in the regiment last Christmas.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you tell this story to, that you knew Plunket ?</p>
<p>Macdaniel. Mrs. Philips said your old acquaintance has swore against Mr. Horan, he that used to come with Mr. Mackey.</p>
<p>Court. Does any body in this court remember whether there was a press in February was twelve-months?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person247"> James Cadwould
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person247" type="surname" value="Cadwould"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person247" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (a voluntary witness.) I am an agent in the navy; I believe there was a press much about February was twelve-months. There were about 900 or 1000 men impressed in one night, to man, I think, three of the king's ships that were sent to the Indies.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person248"> John Merryman
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person248" type="surname" value="Merryman"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person248" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner keeps a public-house within one hundred yards where I live, the sign of the Ship.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Merryman. I deal in wine and brandy. I always found him an honest man in all his dealings. I generally saw him once or twice a day, till he was confined.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear of his being in France, or out of the nation.</p>
<p>Merryman. No, I never did; his character is very good.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him three years ago?</p>
<p>Merryman. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever miss him about that time?</p>
<p>Merryman. No: I did not.</p>
<p>Council for the crown. Might he have been in France, and you not miss him?</p>
<p>Merryman. He might, for what I know.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Merryman. I have known him 7 years, I frequently call'd at his house to see if any thing was wanting. He was my customer before he was taken up.</p>
<p>Q. Did he, 3 years ago, keep the Ship or the Dublin-castle ?</p>
<p>Merryman. I can't tell; but, to the best of my knowledge, he kept the Dublin-castle.</p>
<p>Council for the crown. Do you think, if he had gone to France on such an errand as he is charg'd withal, would he have told you of it?</p>
<p>Merryman. I do not know that.</p>
<p>Mr. Willis. I am an out-door clerk to Mrs. Parsons. I have known the prisoner about two years; he buys beer of Mrs. Parsons; I never heard any thing to his prejudice; he bears a fair character at our house. I look upon him to be an honest man, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person249"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person249" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person249" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him 8 or 9 years. I live within hundred yards of him.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person250"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person250" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person250" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . His character was always good; I never heard any thing to the contrary.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him about 3 years ago?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person251"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person251" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person251" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I did.</p>
<p>Q. Had you used to see him frequently there?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person252"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person252" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person252" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw him there every day in my life.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever miss him for a day or two together ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person253"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person253" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person253" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never missed him for 24 hours together this 7 years; and I believe, if ever he went to France in this 7 years, he must go there and back again in 24 hours. I could not miss seeing him every day, because I live in the same street.</p>
<p>Cross-examination.</p>
<p>Council. Then no person in your street can be absent, but you know of it?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person254"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person254" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person254" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person254" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There are some people in our street that I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person255"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person255" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person255" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a tobacconist.</p>
<p>Q. Does the prisoner and you trade ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person256"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person256" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person256" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . No; I never traded with him.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not been 24 hours out of London these 7 years?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person257"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person257" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person257" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . No; I have not.</p>
<p>Q. Was you never one night out of your own house within these 7 years?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person258"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person258" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person258" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . No; I never was.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your house?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person259"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person259" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person259" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . It is in London.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you in this place upon some misfortune?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person260"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person260" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person260" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . No; I never was; that was another person.*</p>
<p>* See Winton's evidence in the trial of
<persName id="t17550702-27-person261"> Benjamin Perry
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person261" type="surname" value="Perry"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person261" type="given" value="Benjamin"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , for stealing tobacco, No 152. in this mayoralty.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever know the prisoner in Ireland ?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person262"> James Duffey
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person262" type="surname" value="Duffey"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person262" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , No; I never did.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you think the prisoner was born?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020027"/>Duffey. I do not know, but that he was born in France.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not heard him say, he was born in Ireland ?</p>
<p>Duffey. I am sure he is an Irishman.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person263"> James Lacy
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person263" type="surname" value="Lacy"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person263" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17550702-27-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner better then seven years.</p>
<p>Q. Do you live near the prisoner?</p>
<p>Lacy. I live hardly 200 yards from him; I live at the upper end of Rosemary-lane.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character?</p>
<p>Lacy. He is an honest man; I never heard otherwise I have reason to think so, I have had many dealings with him.</p>
<p>Cross-examination.</p>
<p>Council. You did not know of his going to France, I dare say?</p>
<p>Lacy. I do not; he is one of the last I should suspect of doing as he is charged.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever miss him 24 hours?</p>
<p>Lacy. I never made it my business to inquire; but if he had dealt in this way, I should have heard of it some way or other; I see him now and then, may-be two or three times a week.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Lacy. I am a taylor.</p>
<p>Q. Do you make his cloaths?</p>
<p>Lacy. I do not know that I made him cloaths for his own wear in my life?</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever make any for any of his recruits ?</p>
<p>Lacy. No, I don't think I did; he entertain'd sailors, and when they came home from sea, he brought them frequently to my house, and passed his word for them, till they took their money in Broad-street, or else-where.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-27-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Cornhill, London; I have known the prisoner very near eight years, I am his landlord.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character ?</p>
<p>Fowler. I always took him to be a man of a good character, he always paid me very well; I believe the time the young man has said he lived at the Ship, he liv'd at my house, the Dublin-castle; I believe it was a mistake.</p>
<p>Q. Did he never keep the Ship?</p>
<p>Fowler. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say upon your oath, he did not keep the Ship three years ago?</p>
<p>Fowler. I cannot be exact; I believe it may be above two years ago, that he went from the Dublin castle, to the Ship.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person265"> James Martin
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<interp inst="t17550702-27-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I believe I have known the prisoner five or six years; I am a brewer in Old Gravel-lane, I never conceived any thing of him, but that of an industrious honest man.</p>
<p>Q. Did you serve him with liquor?</p>
<p>Martin. I have not for some years.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person266"> William Walker
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<interp inst="t17550702-27-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in East-smithfield, and have known the prisoner six years; I always took him to be an honest man, he always paid me one time or another.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business ?</p>
<p>Walker. I am a baker, he has dealt with me for many pound.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he live three years ago?</p>
<p>Walker. I cannot take upon me to say that.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17550702-27-person267"> Moses Snow
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<interp inst="t17550702-27-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him I believe three years, I am his deputy landlord; I receive the rents for the gentleman who owns the Ship.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he lived at the Ship, this last time of coming to it?</p>
<p>Snow. I believe he has two years and a half or better ago.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Snow. he always paid his rent very well.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please to call the messenger's brother to my character; his name is Thomas Ward.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-27-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the messenger's brother, where the prisoner was; he has behaved extreamly well, and never offered to make out of the house.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the care of the house?</p>
<p>Ward. When my brother was out in waiting, I took care of it; since he was confined, I went about in the neighbourhood to inquire his character; I never heard a bad word of him.</p>
<p>Q. Might he have made his escape?</p>
<p>Ward. He might when we were taking in bread, or butchers meat, or such like.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body desire you to go about the neighbourhood, to ask his character ?</p>
<p>Ward. No, nobody did; it was my own opinion.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body desire you to come here ?</p>
<p>Ward. No; I had a mind to hear the trial.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not subpoena'd ?</p>
<p>Ward. No.</p>
<p>For the crown.</p>
<p>Lovel Stanbuse, Esq. On the 23d of May last, Plunket was brought to me in my office, sent by the officers of the navy, from Deal or Dover. I delivered him into the custody of a messenger, on the 23d of May last; I took his examination
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175507020028"/> at the secretary of state's office, which agrees in every circumstance in what he has now said. I asked him how he came in that condition, he was in a very dirty condition, he said he had been pressed on his coming to England, and they all laid together; he had a pair of coarse stockings and breeches on, which he said was his French regimentals; he was in a very shabby condition, his waistcote was a short one, worn very much.</p>
<p>Q. What colour?</p>
<p>L. Stanhope, Esq; I think it was blew; the stockings looked like our foot soldier stockings, but I am not a judge of regimentals.</p>
<p>Cross-examination.</p>
<p>Q. Might not the stockings be of our soldiers stockings?</p>
<p>L. Stanhope, Esq; They might for what I know.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-27-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a messenger; when the prisoner was in custody; the messenger that had the care of him, and I, agreed that Plunket, whom I had in my care, should be in a house, and he was to walk by with the prisoner with him, to see if Plunket knew him. I went with Plunket to a house at Hide-park-corner; the messenger and prisoner came walking together; the messenger and he were to make a halt there, which they did. I said to Plunket, look over your shoulder, and be certain. He went to the man with tears in his eyes, and said, that is the villain that betray'd me, and sold me abroad.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the messenger that had the prisoner in custody?</p>
<p>Shepherd Mr. Ward was.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen Horan before?</p>
<p>Shepherd. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Cross-examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell Plunket, that was Horan?</p>
<p>Shepherd. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say that man coming along is Horan?</p>
<p>Shepherd. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did Plunket know Ward?</p>
<p>Shepherd. No, I do not believe he did.</p>
<p>Q. to Plunket. Did you ever go to the prisoner's house on Tower-hill, since you came to England.</p>
<p>Plunket. No, I never did.</p>
<p>As his lordship was summing up the evidence, Lock-line Bourne was brought into court; he is sworn.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Bourne. I know Plunket ( looking at him) that is he.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you know him?</p>
<p>Bourne. I remember him being in the French service; I was in the same regiment with him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he join the regiment?</p>
<p>Bourne. He joined the regiment at Dunkirk, and went from thence to Boushin.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he join the regiment?</p>
<p>Bourne. I do not know what time of the year he came to the regiment; but I know we left Dunkirk, in November.</p>
<p>Q. How long had he been in the regiment before you left that place?</p>
<p>Bourne. He was at Dunkirk about three months; we went from thence to Boushin, in Allhallows-tide, and staid there two years, and he was with the regiment all the while.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go from thence ?</p>
<p>Bourne. We went from thence to Lisle; but they left me sick there.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the prisoner there last?</p>
<p>Bourne. I left him at Lisle, last Allhallows-stide, with the regiment; I was glad to get home.</p>
<p>Q. Was he never in England, from the time he joined the regiment, till you left it last in Allhallows-tide ?</p>
<p>Bourne. No, he was not.</p>
<p>Q. In whose regiment was he?</p>
<p>Bourne. He was in captain Fitzpatrick's company, in Ruth's regiment.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think they would let him come to England, when in their service?</p>
<p>Bourne. No, if they could help it; if a Man serves his time out, he can come home at six years, or three years end, according as he enters for.</p>
<p>Cross-examination.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first become acquainted with Plunket?</p>
<p>Bourne. I never knew him before he joined the regiment.</p>
<p>Q. How long might you have been in Dunkirk, after he had joined the regiment?</p>
<p>Bourne. I know we were there about three months after.</p>
<p>Q. When did you come away?</p>
<p>Bourne. I came away about a month before last Allhallows-tide, and left him behind me in the regiment.</p>
<p>
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<p>Bourne. I have, he came to my brother's room to me, and said he deserted.</p>
<p>Q. Did you desert too?</p>
<p>Bourne. I served four years. I did not desert, I have my discharge in town</p>
<p>Q. When did you first see him, since you came home?</p>
<p>Bourne. It was about six weeks ago.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did he ever make use of my name, when he was along with you ?</p>
<p>Bourne. He told me he was brought there by another man, about carrying good or contraband goods, or something of that.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you what man?</p>
<p>Bourne. He did not.</p>
<p>Council for the crown. Did he say any thing of being sold ?</p>
<p>Bourne. He did tell me he was sold, or trepan'd.</p>
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<p>Q. What reason have you to charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Morris. She was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550702-28-defend272 t17550702-28-deflabel147"/>. She came at the beginning of June, and continued with me till the latter end of November. In this time, I lost several things. I suspected the prisoner, and took her up. She owned she took a green silk waistcoat, and gave it to
<persName id="t17550702-28-person276"> Sarah Chumley
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<interp inst="t17550702-28-person276" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to pawn. She owned to a bed and bolster; and also to the taking a sheet mark'd T M D, and to two blankets, and a copper stew-pan; which she pawn'd for 8 d. I found them all again, by a search-warrant, by her directions.</p>
<p>Q. Was her confession taken in writing ?</p>
<p>Morris. It was; and she sign'd and swore to it before justice St. Lawrence. ( There was no such confession returned.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17550702-29-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> On the twenty-fourth of last month, between twelve and one in the night; I was coming from Spital fields, a little in liquor; I met these two women at the bar, at the corner of Gracechurch-street. Robertson said, countryman, where are you going at this time of the night ? I said directly, what is that to you, she desired me to go along with her. I said no, I will not; she said you will be knocked on the head, some body will do you a mischief if you go on, and I will take care of you. Then she began to talk French to me, and said she had a very good room, and a very good bed; which if you will go with me, you shall have till to-morrow morning; upon that I went with them, they told me they lived but a little way off. They took me through a narrow passage which I did not know; when I came within their house, I found it was an intolerable bad place, but I did not know my way back; there I saw some pipes and tobacco lying, which gave me a suspicion there were men in the house; the women were for some liquor, I bid them call for what liquor they would; one asked for a bowl of punch, the other said, I will have a little beer; so there was ordered one shilling in punch, and a full pot of beer. The landlord's man came with it, I had no silver, and I gave him a guinea to change. When he had it, he said he believed it was too light, I said go to your master, and if he does not like it, I will give him another. His master came and brought me it back; and said, it was too small, then I gave him another, he looked at me, and said, you seem to be affrighted. I said I am not very easy; he said, do not be affrighted, we have got very good people, we will do you no harm; there was a chair, I desired to sit there and sleep; I sat down and fell asleep, and had my money in my pocket then.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure of it?</p>
<p>Burrell. I am; there were two 36 s. pieces, one Fuisd'or, and the rest in guineas; I do not know how many.</p>
<p>Q. Were there above five guineas?</p>
<p>Burrell. There were above five; about an hour after, I sat down to sleep.
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<interp inst="t17550702-29-person284" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , came to me with another woman; she took and haul'd me by the collar, they both pulled me. I said do not be in a hurry, I do not want to be haul'd about so, I will go out, I want to do a chare for my self. I went out without my hat,
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<p>Q. Do you know when they were taken away?</p>
<p>Burrell. No, I do not, I was asleep when they were taken;
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<interp inst="t17550702-29-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> strip'd and went into the bed, and wanted me to come and lie with her, but I would not; I said I would not lie with any of you, your bed is not so good as you told me; this was before I went to sleep. When I was out at the door, I heard a watchman. I called watchman; he came to me, and asked what was the matter? I said I am robbed, do you go and get some help, and we will break the door open; he went and called his brother watchman, they both came, they brought a candle with them, and we looked through the cracks of the door. We could see nobody within, I said my hat is within-side; I clap'd my foot to the door, and burst it open; there I found my hat hanging on a nail against the wall, the constable looked about, and asked me if I had been in bed, I said I had been no farther than this chair. In turning the bed about, he found a red handkerchief, which I at first thought was mine, but found at last it was not; the constable said, he knew a house of rendezious, when they do these things, they go there to be merry; we went to go there, and the constable took the two women in the street, about a quarter of a mile from the house.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you knew them again?</p>
<p>Burrell. I am sure I did, we put them in the watch-house, then I told them, that for all they said they would use me so well for being their countryman, yet they had picked my pocket, and robbed me of my buckles, stock, and other things. Robertson swore at me, and called me scoundrel, and said I used her ill.</p>
<p>Q. Were they not searched in the watch-house ?</p>
<p>Burrell. No, they were not, we took them to the constable's house, the Rose-and-crown, in White-chapel; they were searched there I heard, but I was not by then, I was by the second time of searching, when there were some guineas, and one 3 s. piece found upon Anderson.</p>
<p>Q. Is the house in which you was robbed, in London, or Middlesex ?</p>
<p>Burnell. I do not know which.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the money found ?</p>
<p>Burrell. That was found in London.</p>
<p>Mr. Terry. I am the constable; about four o'clock that morning, the prosecutor charged me with the two prisoners for robbing him of about 17 l. I took them to my house, he offered them a guinea each, and said he would turn them about their business, if they would let him have his money; they denied knowing any thing of it. In a few minutes after they were there, in came another woman for a dram; the prisoner Anderson beckoned to her, they whisper'd together; the women went out, and returned again, and they whisper'd again; the prosecutor said, if the money was about them, it will be handed away, let's search them; so I took the strange woman up-stairs, and searched her, but found nothing upon her; I told her she would get herself into trouble, if she knew any thing, and did not own it. Then she said, d - n my eyes I'll tell the truth; and said, when she went first to whisper to her, she sent her to fetch half the money, from a house in Stoney-lane, where she directed her. After that, she came down and said the same before the prisoners; the prosecutor said, if she would go and fetch the money, he'd give her a guinea; then he gave the watchman and she a guinea each, and they went and brought a snuff-box, five guineas, and one 36 s. piece, and delivered it into my hands.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the other woman?</p>
<p>Terry. She is absconded; after I had got this money, either the strange woman, or Anderson said, Robertson has got part of the money about her; then I took her up-stairs, the prosecutor was by; she undressed herself, we found four guineas, and a louisd'or, tied up in a little pocket, behind her, and a 36 s. piece in one of her stockings; then the prosecutor inquired what they had done with the stock and handkerchief, and knee-buckles. One of them said, if he went to the watch-house, he would find them; the watchman went and found them there.</p>
<p>Q. Is your house in the city?</p>
<p>Terry. It is, (The prosecutor positively swore to the louisd'or, to be his property.)</p>
<p>Septinius Moseen. I am warder, one of the watchmen was beating the hour two, the prosecutor cry'd out he was robbed in that court. I went with the watchman and he to the house, the door was fast, the prosecutor put his foot against it, and opened it, there was his hat on a nail; we found the two prisoners in Black-lion-yard, Stoney-lane.</p>
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<p>Moseen. It is, I was present when they were searched. [He confirmed the constable's account of what was found with this addition; that he went with the strange woman to a house in Black-lion-yard, Stoney-lane; and the woman took the money in the box, out of washing-tub of water, which he carried and delivered to the constable.]</p>
<p>Robertson's defence.</p>
<p>The money I had about me was my own I know nothing of the gentlemen's loseing any, I left him very well. The other money was found in the house of this strange woman; it is possible she might rob him.</p>
<p>Anderson's defence.</p>
<p>I was searched four times, and they found nothing upon me.</p>
<p>Both
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<p>Q. What name did he go by then?</p>
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<p>Q. Was he cast or acquitted ?</p>
<p>Mackwell. I heard the jury say, Guilty. *</p>
<p>*See his former trial, No 414, in Sir Crisp Gascoyne's mayoralty.</p>
<p>Turner. On the 9th of June last, the prisoner came to my shop, on the terras in St. James's-street. I keep a china-shop.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure this is the man ?</p>
<p>Turner. I have great reason to know him. He had another man with him. He was booted and spurr'd, and had a whip in his hand. He said, he wanted a pair of little pug-dogs to give his child to play with. I shew'd him all I had. I had one odd one; he fix'd particularly upon that, and would have an exact pair of such; and said, none would do but them, and desired I would get them for him, and he would come on Thursday following for them; but before he went away, he robb'd me of 18 guineas.</p>
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<p>Court. He is not trying for that now. The question now is, was the prisoner at large?</p>
<p>Turner. Yes, my lord, he was. I took him to be a customer. When I found what he had done, I secured him. He offered me three guineas to let him go.</p>
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