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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Thursday the 4th, Friday the 5th, Saturday the 6th, Monday the 8th, and Tuesday the 9th of DECEMBER.
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER I. for the YEAR 1756. Being the First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble SLINGSBY BETHELL, Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by J.ROBINSON, at the Golden-Lion, in Ludgate-Street. 1755.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040002"/>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 SLINGSBY BETHELL Esq; Lord-Mayor of the City of London; Sir
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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>1. (L.)
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<p>Eliz. More. I live servant with
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<interp inst="t17551204-1-person32" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the Minories, am a goldsmith. On the th of November about seven in the evening, the prisoner came to offer this mug to late. I asked her how she came by it? she said her husband was a soldier, and in the Westminster-Infirmary, and as she was going to see him in the Broadway, Westminster, she found the mug about half full of pease porridge; I said I must advertise it, that the right owner might have it again; she would have taken any thing for it. I advertised it, and Mrs. More came and owned it as her master's property.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of it?</p>
<p>Harding. It is worth about 3 l. 10 s.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I leave it to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-2-person39" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in the shop at the same time, buying a pair of stockings. I saw the prisoner search'd, and she took the ribbon out and throw'd it down in the little room near the fire.</p>
<p>Q. What colour was the ribbon?</p>
<p>Cowley. It was black.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>3. (M)
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<p>Elizabeth West. On the 24th of September the prisoner came into our shop to buy some handkerchiefs. I shew'd him some; he did not like them; I shew'd him some others; he snatch'd some of them off the counter and ran away with them. I call'd stop thief and he was taken within a few yards of my shop, and brought back.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-3-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came into my master's shop to buy some handkerchiefs; my mistress shew'd him some, he did not like them; she shew'd him some more, he took some up and said he'd have them for nothing; he ran out, I followed him, and had hold of his coat, when my master came and took him, and brought him back.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming home from work about 8 o'clock, and there was a mob. I went to see what was the matter; there came a dog and laid hold on me; then a man came and said you are the lad that stole the handkerchiefs.</p>
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<p>4. (M.)
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<p>Mr. Wilmot. On the 25th of November I was attack'd by a companion of the prisoner; he made an attempt at a lottery ticket I had in my hand. Seeing him join the prisoner and another man, I made it my business to observe them. I saw the man in their company (named Curd), point over the way to the prosecutor, as a man may do to a dog, crying hi ver. Immediately the prisoner went over to him, and put his left hand into his pocket, and took out his handkerchief. I went and took hold of, and closed the prisoner's hand with the handkerchiefs in it. I said to the prosecutor, Is this your handkerchief? He look'd at it, and said he would sware it was his property. Then we took the boy before Justice Welch. and the boy confessed that Curd and Williams; were the names of two who were with him, and said that was the fourth handkerchief he had taken that day.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<p>See him tried before, No 302, in the last Mayoralty.</p>
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<p>5. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-5-off22 t17551204-5-crimeloc25"/>. The prisoner and a woman, whom he calls his wife, were drinking in my house with other company on the 3d of November. The other company went away about three in the afternoon, and left them three halfpence to pay. Some little time after, I look'd in the tap-room, and saw they were gone also. I ask'd my servant if Little had paid the three half-pence. I was told he had not. Then I said, see you tell his wife of it, when she comes at night with her oisters. (I did not then miss the tankard.) The prisoner and his wife used to be at my house most evenings, but they did not come that evening, nor the next day. I missed my tankard, and told
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<interp inst="t17551204-5-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> of it, and that I suspected the prisoner. He told me he had seen the prisoner and his wife in a silversmith's shop in Cheapside, either buying or selling something. I sent him and one of my daughters to the shop (it was Mr. Briscoe's, at the corner of Friday Street ) to buy a second hand tankard. They were shewn several, but did not see mine. Then I went there with a friend of mine, and asked Mr. Briscoe what the prisoner and his wife were there for; he passed a little, and said he bought the handle of a mug or a tankard of him, and produced it. There was No 2 upon it, the same which I lost; upon which I got a warrant, and took the prisoner up. When I took him before the justice, he did not deny it, but said his wife gave it him. I have four tankards, which are all mark'd with a cypher and number'd; they are No. 1, 2, 3, 4; it was the No. 2 that was missing.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-5-person55"> Mary Little
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<interp inst="t17551204-5-person55" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner is my father's brother's son. On the 3d of November at night he came to
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<persName id="t17551204-5-person56"> Mary Little
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<interp inst="t17551204-5-person56" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> lived there. I came to him. He said he wanted that which Hannah Little left at my house yesterday. I said, Friend, you must be mistaken; I have not seen her since Monday night. Said he, Good woman make no words, give me what I want; you know what I mean. Friend, said I, what do you mean ? He said, the body of a tankard, Said I, that I have, and gave it to him; after that I saw the thin piece of silver that goes round the body, and that I carry'd to Justice Fielding's.</p>
<p>Prisoner. She has spoke just what I said to her.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Look at that body of a tankard.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my property, the same I lost that time I mentioned; here is the cypher on it, and weight at the bottom.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-5-person57"> John Rutter
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<interp inst="t17551204-5-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 24th of November, in the evening, Mr. Smither came to me, and said he wanted some assistance. I being beadle of the parish went with him. I took the prisoner's wife, and brought her to the Roundhouse; and after she was lock'd up, she said she would tell me where the tankard was. After she told me, I left her in charge of a watchman, and went for it, and before I returned she had got away. I went to the last evidence by her direction, and she delivered the body of the tankard to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-5-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going down Cheapside, and saw the prisoner and his wife in Mr. Briscoe's shop, a silversmith there, on the 3d of November, about four in the afternoon. Mr. Smither telling me he had lost a tankard, I told him where I saw the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was only at the door, I was not in the shop.</p>
<p>Hodgen. They were both in the shop.</p>
<p>Mr. Briscoe. On the 3d of November, about four in the afternoon, a woman came into my shop with this bit of a handle to a tankard, and asked me whether or not it was silver. I touched it, and told her it was. She asked me whether I would buy it. I asked her how she came by it, and she told me she found it.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any body came with her?</p>
<p>Briscoe. There was a man stood at my door, or in the shop, but whether he was in or not I am not certain: I do not know that I spoke to him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he appear to have any concern with the woman in the selling it?</p>
<p>Briscoe. When I paid the woman, as she was going out, I think she said she was going with her basket to sell oisters; there was something passed between them, but I can't tell what it was.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He has spoke just as the thing was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I will give a just account of what I know of it: The day the tankard was lost, I, my wife, and two or three more in company, were drinking at the prosecutor's house; after dinner, I said to her, Hannah, if you will go to Billingsgate and buy some oisters, I will go home and fetch my knot and hat. Before I returned again the gentlemen were all gone; my wife had got her sieve upon her head coming out of the house; I said, are you going? she said she had not money enough, but she would go and borrow 6 d. of her landlady. She went and did not return. I went into Chancery-lane, she had not been at home, I staid for her pretty near an hour, she did not come; then I walked down Fleet-street into White-Friars to a house we were just removed from, and there I found her. I asked her if she had borrowed the money, she said no, but she had something that would fetch some money, and pulled out a little bit of silver, and said she found it by St. Dunstan's church among some rubbish; we went to several silversmiths in Fleet-street, she sold it to one on Ludgate-hill, and after she came out of the shop she shewed me four shillings; then we went to St. Paul's church-yard, there she told me she had got something more; then we went to Mr. Briscoe's shop and sold another bit; what she got for that I cannot say. Then, I said, let us go to Billingsgate; she said, she did not purpose to go there to day, so we went to her mother's in Beach-lane, from whence we came back into Fleet-lane, and from thence into White-friars. She went up stairs, and came down in two or three minutes. Then she said we will go as far as my uncle's in Norton-falgate. After we got cross Moorfields she pulled out the body of the tankard from under her cloaths, and said, I have got something that will fetch a good deal of money still. I took it out of her hand, and asked her how she came by it. She said, very honestly; that she found
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040005"/> It where she found the other. Then she wanted it out of my hand again. I said, I will not give it you, until I know how you came by it. She d - d me for a scoundrel, and said, if I had a good thing put into my hand I would not make the best of it; and said, if I would carry it among the Jews I might sell it. I said, I will leave it with my cousin until I come from off guard at Kensington, then I should have time to enquire how she came by it. I carried it to my cousin, and told her I had it of my wife, and desired her to let it be there till I came off guard, and then I should know how she came by it.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. At what time did the prisoner and his wife go away from your house.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They staid a little time after the other company. I believe they went away about three o'clock, but I did not see them go away.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I took it off the dirt, he said it was his, so I gave it him.</p>
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<p>7, 8 (L.)
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<p>J. I am a
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<p>Q. Whose goods are they?</p>
<p>James. I believe they are mine, but the linen I can swear to the boy forced the things upon him, and put them in his pocket. I took the boy up, he confessed he had taken them me. They both blamed each other. The boy the presence of Fennimore, that he had told him, if he took them I should never them. I took them before my lord mayor, which was Mr. Alderman Jansen: the any thing there. The other did not own any thing there.</p>
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<p>Q. Was Fennimore by then?</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-7-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Yes he was. I asked Fennimore if he knew the goods were his master's. He said he did, but the boy would force things upon him, and he took them to his own house at several times. The boy said Fennimore said to him, do you go and fetch the piece of linen to me, for you can't cut it to as I; and that Fennimore cut it off. The boy said Fennimore gave him sometimes 2 d. and sometimes 3 d. and sometimes 6 d. for the goods he brought to him.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-7-person71"> Mary Waistworth
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<interp inst="t17551204-7-person71" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard Fennimore confess that he had a parcel of goods of Mr. Tompkins's, and if he would send him a cloth to put them in, he would bring them; and he brought and delivered them to him the next morning.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-7-person72"> John Bn
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<interp inst="t17551204-7-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Fennimore confessed to me in the compter, that he received these goods of the boy, knowing them to be stolen.</p>
<p>Hipworth's defence.</p>
<p>Fennimore told me he had a pair of breeches to make, and he asked me if I would give him some buttons. I told him they were not mine to give. He said I could get them, and I might give him them, for he was a poor man: and with a great many persuasions I gave him them. Then he asked me for several things more. I told him my master
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040006"/> would find me out; then he would give me money, a penny or two pence, and told me he would learn me my trade. After that he found my master had missed a few pieces, and I was gone, then he pretended his conscience pricked him.</p>
<p>Fennimore's defence.</p>
<p>I never asked the boy for these things. What the boy says is very false.</p>
<p>To Fennimore's character.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-7-person73"> James Lucas
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<interp inst="t17551204-7-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Tompkins said before me and two others, that if Fennimore was bailed out he would employ him again.</p>
<p>Tompkins. I never said such a word.</p>
<p>Mrs. Sherrard. Fennimore served seven years with my husband, and has boarded three years in my house since. He served his time honestly and justly.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known him of late?</p>
<p>Sherrard. I can't say I have known much of him for these last twelve months. He is one of a slender capacity, but will not hurt a worm.</p>
<p>Mr. Yates. I have known him thirteen or fourteen years. His general character is that of a very honest man; was he acquitted, I would trust him with all the effects I have in the world.</p>
<p>Q. What are you ?</p>
<p>Yates. I am a watch-maker, and live in Salisbury-court.</p>
<p>Mr. Sharp. I have known him five years or upwards. His general character is that of a very honestman; but he is a poor weak sort of man. I have trusted him with all the things in my house, and I believe he is one of the honestest men that can be this day.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-7-person74"> John Cox
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<interp inst="t17551204-7-person74" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-7-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him better than twenty years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Cox. It is that of a very honest man as far as ever I heard.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-7-person75"> Richard Clarkson
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<interp inst="t17551204-7-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about seven years. He is as honest a man as ever broke bread in the world; but he is very weak in his head.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>9. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17551204-8-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 10th of October, about eight o'clock I was coming down
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<p>Q. Did you look upon it at that time so as to be positive it was yours ?</p>
<p>Gretton. I did. I took him into a publick house, there he owned he took my handkerchief out of my pocket, and that he was set on by the tall fellow.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I did not take a handkerchief from him.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>10. (L.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-9-defend81 t17551204-9-deflabel48"/> almost half a year. I had strong reason towards the latter part of his time to suspect him of robbing me (his having a quantity of money about him.) I carried seventeen shillings in silver to an engraver in Gutter-Lane, for him to put a private mark on each, which he did. Then I gave 8 s. 6 d. to one Wilson, and the like to Mrs. Rayner, to come and lay out with the prisoner before I got up the next morning, at nine o'clock. When I got up, I went and look'd in the money-drawer, and there I found 11 s. 6 d. and no more; then I went to the two persons, and found the woman had laid out with him 6 s. 6 d. and Mr. Wilson 8 s. 6 d. which made 15 s. Then I asked the prisoner what money he had taken, he said he had put it all in the drawer. I asked him what Mrs. Rayner had laid out, he said 4 s. 6 d. I said has she not laid out 6 s. 6 d. then he said yes she had. I asked him what Mr. Wilson had laid out, he said 6 s. 6 d. I said if you recollect, he laid out 8 s. 6 d. which he own'd; then I sent for a constable, and desired he'd let me see what money he had about him; he readily pulled out about 9 or 10 l. I said I must search him; when he found that, he pull'd out 3 s. 6 d. from his waistcoat pocket, and flung that on the table: Then I sent for the engraver who mark'd the money, and he pick'd out that 3 s. 6 d. which he took from his waistcoat pocket, and the 11 s. 6 d. in the drawer. All mark'd money. The constable has got it in his possession now.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that the prisoner had put the money into the till and taken it out again?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040007"/>Sterrop. I can't say that, I did not see him.</p>
<p>Q. Who keeps the key of the till?</p>
<p>Sterrop. There is no key at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you use to trust him to take money for you in the shop?</p>
<p>Sterrop. Yes, I had frequently.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the money he laid down on the table?</p>
<p>Sterrop. He said he had been robbing me for 3 months past, and all the money he had was mine.</p>
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<p>11. (L.)
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<p>Christopher Godard. I am a
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<persName id="t17551204-10-person88"> Daniel Gardner
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<interp inst="t17551204-10-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Thursday last about twelve o'clock, my master sent me out into the street to watch the prisoner, who was at our glass case. I saw her lift up the glass case several times; but I can't say I saw her take any thing out, for her back was towards me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was searched twice over, and they found nothing upon me.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-10-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about five years, and I never heard any thing ill of her.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-11-off57 t17551204-11-crimeloc60"/>. On the 29th of Oct. about seven at night, the prisoner came into our shop, and said she wanted a pair of stockings; I took down some, and told them over. She asked the price of a pair; I said half a crown. She took up 3 pair, and said let me feel the weight of these; she weighted them and gave them a toss down. Then I saw but two pair lying on the counter. Then I told the parcel over again; and there wanted a pair of the number. She sat down and shew'd me her leg, and said I must have a large stocking, for I have a large leg; as I look'd over the counter I saw the other pair of stockings lying on the ground by her feet. Then she took off her garter and measured the calf of her leg, then measured a pair of stockings on the counter, and said these are not big enough. Then as she went to tie her stocking, I saw her stoop very low with her right hand, and she brought the pair or stockings upon the ground under her petticoats. Then she would give but 21 d. for the stockings she had measured. I look'd over the counter, and saw the stockings were gone; she was going to the door; I throw'd myself over the counter and said, you may as well have them, you will get none cheaper. She said I'll give no more, and went out. I went after her, and brought her back; and said she had taken a pair. She said she had not; and as I was going to feel about her coats, there lay the stockings on the ground, by her feet.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain the stockings did not lay there before ?</p>
<p>Hayes. I am certain they did not. I am very sure she took them out and brought them in again, for there were none upon the floor when she went out. After that she call'd her husband; he came, and began to call her names; and said she had been in bad company.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent of it as the child unborn.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>John Burkhamshire. On the 30th of October I had been out. Coming home, my maid
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<persName id="t17551204-12-person103"> Ann Stafford
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<interp inst="t17551204-12-person103" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in the house; she said she took her with the things mentioned upon her. I took her before justice St. Lawrance; there she confessed the taking them. I know nothing against the other
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<persName id="t17551204-12-person104"> Mary Steward
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<interp inst="t17551204-12-person105" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> go out of our door. I knew her, went after her, and at about 20 yards distance came up with her. I asked her what she wanted? she said a woman, naming a name. I said we had no such Then I took her back, and found the things mentioned, in her apron. They are my mistress's property she owned in my hearing before the justice, that she took the things.</p>
<p>Stafford was called upon to make her defence, but said she had nothing to say.</p>
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<p>They were a second time indicted for
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<persName id="t17551204-12-victim107" type="victimName"> Hannah Ready
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<p>Hannah Ready. On the 3d of December, a year ago yesterday, I lost a silk capuchin and a pair of stays. I never heard what became of them till Ann Stafford was taken up; then she confessed she stole them from me. She knew me before the justice, and said they were stoln from me. She told me the way she came round by a stable yard, to get in and take them.</p>
<p>Stafford had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>16. (M.)
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<p>Jane Baterson. I live servant with
<persName id="t17551204-13-person114"> William East
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; the prisoner married a fellow servant of mine; they were permitted to live in my master's house, while the family were in the country. They came to town on the 24th of October; then the goods mentioned in the indictment were missing.</p>
<p>Court. Name the things.</p>
<p>J. Baterson. There was a silver saucepan, 7 linen tablecloths, 2 shirts, 1 damask napkin, and a pair of black velvet breeches; these were the property of my master: one pair of black silk stockings, a crimson velvet shag waistcoat, and a black coat and waistcoat; these were my master's son's. We had a suspicion of the prisoner, because the young woman said nobody was in the house but him and her. We took him up, and he confessed he had taken the things, and where he had pawned them. I was at the finding them at the several pawnbrokers.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person115"> Edward Snowball
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. East, we went out of town in July. My master let the prisoner and his wife stay in the house till we returned, which was in October; then all these things mention'd were missing. We took the prisoner up, and he confessed in my hearing he had taken them, and also where he had pawn'd them. Justice Fielding granted a search warrant, I went with the other witness, and we found them all again.</p>
<p>Q. Where are the pawnbrokers?</p>
<p>J. Baterson. They are all here.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person116"> Robert Alixander
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. On the 9th of August the prisoner at the bar brought a pair of silk stockings to me, and pawned them with me. (producing them.)</p>
<p>Q. to J. Baterson. Look at them; do you know them ?</p>
<p>J. Baterson. These are my young master's property.</p>
<p>Q. to Snowball. What say you?</p>
<p>Snowball. They are my young master's.</p>
<p>Alixander. On the 16th of the same month he brought a tablecloth (producing it)</p>
<p>Q. to J. Baterson. Look at that tablecloth.</p>
<p>J. Baterson. That is the property of my master.</p>
<p>Alixander. On the 29th he brought another table cloth ( producing one.)</p>
<p>Q. to J. Baterson. Look at that.</p>
<p>J. Baterson. That also is my master's.</p>
<p>Alixander. September the 6th he brought another (producing it.)</p>
<p>Q. to J. Baterson. Look at that.</p>
<p>J. Baterson. That also is my master's.</p>
<p>Alixander. On the 8th he brought two shirts, (producing them.)</p>
<p>Q. to J. Baterson. Look at these shirts.</p>
<p>J. Baterson. These are my master's property.</p>
<p>Q. to Alixander. Did he pledge these things with you as his own property ?</p>
<p>Alixander. He did; he told me he was lately married, and that he had no money with his wife, but had many good things that had been left her in her family.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person117"> Richard Munk
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker ( he produced a silver saucepan) the prisoner pawn'd this with me on the 4th of October.</p>
<p>Q. to J. Baterson. Look at it, do you know it?</p>
<p>J. Baterson. This is the property of my master.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person118"> Robert Davis
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker (he produced two tablecloths) the prisoner brought and pawn'd these with me.</p>
<p>Q. to J. Baterson. Look at those tablecloths.</p>
<p>J. Baterson. They are the property of my master.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040009"/>Davis. The prisoner brought a damask napkin also on the 16th of August (producing it.)</p>
<p>Q. to J. Baterson. Look at the napkin.</p>
<p>J. Baterson. It is my master's property.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person119"> Francis Patrick
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner brought a tablecloth to me the 2d of September, ( producing one )</p>
<p>Q. to J Baterson. Look at it.</p>
<p>J. Baterson. It is my master's property.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person120"> William Wakefield
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner brought me this tablecloth (producing one) to the best of my knowledge on the 15th of August.</p>
<p>Q. to J. Baterson. Look at that tablecloth.</p>
<p>J. Baterson. This is my master's property.</p>
<p>Q from a Juryman. By what marks do you know these things ?</p>
<p>J. Baterson. The linen is mark'd with my mistress's mark, and there are also the washerwoman's mark on them.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person121"> Albert Hortsel
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner at the bar brought me this coat and waistcoat on the 4th of September ( producing them.)</p>
<p>Q. to Snowball. Look at the coat and waistcoat; do you know them ?</p>
<p>Snowball. I brush'd them before I went out of town; they are my young master's property.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person122"> John Alison
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker ( he produced a pair of black velvet breeches); the prisoner at the bar brought these to me.</p>
<p>Q. to Snowball. Whose property are these?</p>
<p>Snowball. They are the property of my master.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not do it with any other intent but to return them again.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person123"> William Woodman
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person123" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-13-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was apprentice to me 7 years. He behaved very honestly all the time.</p>
<p>Q. When did he leave your service?</p>
<p>Woodman. He left me about the beginning of April last.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-13-person124"> Gabriel Hawks
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him a great many years. I never knew any ill of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Some time after he was out of his time, I employ'd him to alter some locks. I and my wife went out at the time, and left him with things of considerable value; and we did not miss any thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-13-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him some time. I never heard any thing of a stain to his character, till this accident.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>18, 19, 20. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17551204-15-defend134" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-15-defend134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and
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<interp inst="t17551204-15-defend135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , were indicted, for
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<persName id="t17551204-15-person136"> Randolph Banks
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<interp inst="t17551204-15-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , not yet taken, did steal one cloth coat, value 3 s. and one pocketbook, value 6 d. </rs> the property of
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<rs id="t17551204-15-cd84" type="crimeDate">Nov. 20</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-15-off83 t17551204-15-cd84"/> ++</p>
<persName id="t17551204-15-person139"> Joseph Steward
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<interp inst="t17551204-15-person139" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-15-person139" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Coach and Horses in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-15-off83 t17551204-15-crimeloc85"/>. The coat and pocket book were taken out of my house on the 20th of November. Justice Fielding sent for me some time after. I went [my pocket book lay before him] he asked me if I knew any of the prisoners that were there; I said I never saw them in my life. He asked me if I would swear to the pocket book; I said I would. He ask'd the prisoner what they had done with the coat? Blunt own'd that he went into my kitchen and took it out. They had pawn'd it; and Cole the evidence said Blunt pawn'd it for 5 s. I never saw it after this.</p>
<p>- Cole. There were the prisoners at the bar,
<persName id="t17551204-15-person140"> Randolph Banks
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<interp inst="t17551204-15-person140" type="given" value="Randolph"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-15-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and I going along Gray's-Inn-Lane; Pottle went into the Coach and Horses in Gray's-Inn-Lane, and brought out a coat, which Blunt put on, and said he'd pawn it himself. Then Pottle went in again, and brought out a pocket-book, and gave it to Blunt; after that, Pottle hid it; and when we were taken up, I was admitted evidence, and I went and brought it. They had all share of the money for which this coat was pawn'd, which was 5 s.</p>
<p>Q. from Pottle. Whether Blunt pawn'd it, or me?</p>
<p>Cole. Blunt pawn'd it. But Appleby and Pottle were cast at Hick's Hall this sessions, and they want to get Blunt off.</p>
<p>Pottle's defence. I went into the prosecutor's house and took out a great coat; and in the pocket was that book. I gave them to Banks.</p>
<p>Blunt's defence. Cole has done this thing out of spite. I was not there; and know nothing of the fact.</p>
<p>Blunt and Pottle
<rs id="t17551204-15-verdict86" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17551204-15-verdict86" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
<rs id="t17551204-15-verdict87" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17551204-15-verdict87" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>21. (M.)
<persName id="t17551204-16-defend142" type="defendantName"> Eleanor Hull
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<interp inst="t17551204-16-defend142" type="given" value="Eleanor"/>
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<interp inst="t17551204-16-off90" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pettyLarceny"/> stealing two brass candlesticks, value 10 d. one handkerchief, one cloth cloak, and one linen apron </rs>, the goods of
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<interp inst="t17551204-16-victim143" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-16-victim143" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<rs id="t17551204-16-cd91" type="crimeDate">Nov. 19</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-16-off90 t17551204-16-cd91"/>. +</p>
<persName id="t17551204-16-person144"> Martha Pain
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<interp inst="t17551204-16-person144" type="given" value="Martha"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-16-person144" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to
<persName id="t17551204-16-person145"> Edward Pain
<interp inst="t17551204-16-person145" type="surname" value="Pain"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-16-person145" type="given" value="Edward"/>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-16-off90 t17551204-16-crimeloc92"/>; the prisoner was
<rs id="t17551204-16-deflabel93" type="occupation">chairwoman</rs>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-16-defend142 t17551204-16-deflabel93"/>. I had left her in the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040010"/> room to lace a child's stays on; she went away, and we missed the things mention'd in the indictment. I found her the next day. She owned she had taken the things, and where she had pawned them.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-16-person146"> Francis Patrick
<interp inst="t17551204-16-person146" type="surname" value="Patrick"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-16-person146" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-16-person146" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Drury-lane. The prisoner brought this pair of candlesticks to me the 8th of Nov. and a handkerchief the 18th. (producing them.)</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. Do you know these things ?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. They are my property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was in liquor when I carried them.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-16-person147"> John Kingsmill
<interp inst="t17551204-16-person147" type="surname" value="Kingsmill"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-16-person147" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-16-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner from an infant, her character was always very good and honest. She chaired for my wife; we never knew any ill of her.</p>
<rs id="t17551204-16-verdict94" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17551204-16-verdict94" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>22. (M.)
<persName id="t17551204-17-defend148" type="defendantName"> Elizabeth Souther , otherwise
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-17-defend148 t17551204-17-alias-2"/>Keys</rs>
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-defend148" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ,
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-17-defend148 t17551204-17-deflabel96"/>, was indicted for
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-off97" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
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<persName id="t17551204-17-victim151" type="victimName"> Elizabeth Bailey
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-victim151" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-victim151" type="gender" value="female"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-17-off97 t17551204-17-victim151"/> </persName> , Spinster, did make an assault, putting her in corporal fear, and danger of her life, and stealing from her person one pair of stays, value 2 s. one flannel petticoat, one linen handkerchief, one silk ribbon, and one linen cap </rs>, the property of the said Elizabeth,
<rs id="t17551204-17-cd98" type="crimeDate">Oct. 24</rs>
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<persName id="t17551204-17-person152"> Thomas Bailey
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-person152" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person152" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have seen the prisoner begging about our neighbourhood, at times, for about 3-qrs. of a year. She used to sit near an empty house, where my children used to pass as they went to school. I saw my children go out to go to school, they had their stays and things on as usual, and they came home late without their stays.</p>
<p>Q. What are your children's names ?</p>
<p>Bailey. The eldest her name is Elizabeth, she is about seven years of age; the other's name is Sarah. I know nothing of the robbery but what the children told me. I advertised the things on the Monday following, and stuck up bills; the prisoner was taken on the 28th of October; she was charged with taking the cloaths off the children, she own'd she did, and had pawn'd one pair of stays for a shilling, and sold the other stays for 21 d. My wife went to the pawnbroker she mentioned, and return'd and said, that the pawnbroker said he knew nothing of the prisoner. Then I went and got a search warrant from Sir
<persName id="t17551204-17-person153"> Samuel Gower
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-person153" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and went to the pawnbroker, and then he shew'd me his book; in looking it over I found, Old stays one shilling; then he produced the stays; here are other witnesses to speak to them.</p>
<p>Q. What were the words the prisoner made use of in her confession?</p>
<p>Bailey. I asked her how she could be so cruel as to take the cloaths from off the children; she said she did, and that she was sorry for it.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-17-person154"> Elizabeth Bailey
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person154" type="surname" value="Bailey"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person154" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person154" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to
<persName id="t17551204-17-person155"> Thomas Bailey
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person155" type="surname" value="Bailey"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person155" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 24th of October I sent my children to school, dressed as usual, with their stays on; they were brought home about five in the evening without their stays, and some other of their things. I asked them where they had been; they said the woman that used to sit begging in the street had taken their cloaths from them.</p>
<p>Q. What did Elizabeth lose?</p>
<p>E. Bailey. She had lost her stays, her under petticoat, her cap, ribbon, and handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. How old is she?</p>
<p>E. Bailey. She was seven years of age last Midsummer, the other five in May last. The prisoner was taken up on the 28th. I went to her at the Black Horse in Mill yard where she was in custody; they put her in a room with a dozen women. I had put my children in at a neighbour's house; I went and fetched my youngest child first, and asked her if she knew the woman that took her stays; she ran to the prisoner directly, and said, This is her, and clap'd her hand on her knee; the prisoner said, you are mistaken, it was not me; the child said, yes, it was you, and this is your child, (which was the child the prisoner held in her arms.) After that my eldest child was brought in, and she insisted upon it the prisoner was the woman, the same as the other did. The prisoner still denied it, but before Sir
<persName id="t17551204-17-person156"> Samuel Gower
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-person156" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> she owned every thing that she was charged with.</p>
<p>Q. Were the children there at that time?</p>
<p>E. Bailey. They were. There was only this difference between the children's account and hers; the children said she took off their stays in a necessary house in Rosemary branch alley; but she said, it was not in that alley, but in another alley.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-17-person157"> Christian Bailey
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-person157" type="given" value="Christian"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person157" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am grandmother to the children. I was sent for to Sir
<persName id="t17551204-17-person158"> Samuel Gower
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-person158" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's to see if I knew the stays, as I usually dressed and undressed the children, and I knew them to be Elizabeth's stays.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-17-person159"> James Thwate
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person159" type="surname" value="Thwate"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person159" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. On the 24th of October the prisoner came to our house with this pair of stays (producing a pair.)</p>
<p>Q. to E. Bailey. Look at these stays.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040011"/>E. Bailey. I did not use to lace them on, so I cannot swear to them, but believe they are what was taken from the child.</p>
<p>Q. to
<persName id="t17551204-17-person160"> Christian Bailey
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person160" type="surname" value="Bailey"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person160" type="given" value="Christian"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Look at them, do you know them?</p>
<persName id="t17551204-17-person161"> Christian Bailey
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person161" type="surname" value="Bailey"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person161" type="given" value="Christian"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am very sure these are the stays that the child Elizabeth wore.</p>
<p>Thwate. The prisoner told me they were her own, and she wanted 18 d. on them, and I lent her a shilling.</p>
<p>Hazard Austin. My father made these stays for
<persName id="t17551204-17-person162"> Elizabeth Bailey
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-person162" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person162" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and we have new covered them since I brought them home to Mr. Bailey's house on the 15th of August last.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-17-person163"> Thomas Jeffs
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person163" type="surname" value="Jeffs"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person163" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I secured the prisoner, and brought her to my own house, and sent for Mr. Bailey and the children; I opened the door and let the youngest in; she ran directly up to the prisoner, and said, This is the woman, mamma, that took my stays.</p>
<p>Q. Was you with the prisoner before the justice?</p>
<p>Jeffs. I was, and heard the prisoner confess she took the things from the two children.</p>
<p>Q. Were the children's names mentioned to her ?</p>
<p>Jeffs. They were.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it, for I was quite stupified in liquor; I can't really say any thing to it.</p>
<p>Thwate. I took these stays in on the 24th of October at nine in the morning, and the woman swore she lost them the same day in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. to
<persName id="t17551204-17-person164"> Christian Bailey
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person164" type="surname" value="Bailey"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person164" type="given" value="Christian"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What time did you put the stays on that morning?</p>
<p>C. Bailey. I put them on the 24th of October before they went to school; it was about nine o'clock as near as I can remember.</p>
<p>Q. to Thwate. Name the time, as near as you can, that they were brought to your house.</p>
<p>Thwate. It did not exceed nine o'clock that morning when they were brought to me.</p>
<p>Q. to
<persName id="t17551204-17-person165"> Thomas Bailey
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person165" type="surname" value="Bailey"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person165" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What time did your children go out to go to school that day.</p>
<p>T. Bailey. The children did not go out to go to school till near ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Thwate. It was not nine o'clock when the stays were brought to me.</p>
<p>T. Bailey. Thwate's servant took them in, as she said before Sir
<persName id="t17551204-17-person166"> Samuel Gower
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-person166" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-17-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , about dinner time, and that her master gave her the shilling, and she delivered it to the prisoner. She was bound over in recognizance to appear here; I don't know what business he has here.</p>
<p>Q. to Thwate. What is your maid's name?</p>
<p>Thwate. Her name is
<persName id="t17551204-17-person167"> Hannah Armstrong
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<interp inst="t17551204-17-person167" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
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<p>Court to Clerk of the Arraigns. See if she is bound over.</p>
<p>Clerk of the Arraigns. She is bound over.</p>
<p>She was called upon her recognizance, and did not appear.</p>
<p>Q. to Thwate. Where do you live? that is necessary to be known.</p>
<p>Thwate. I live in Virginia-street, Ratcliff-highway.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>23. (M.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>24. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-19-off105 t17551204-19-crimeloc107"/>, where I am a ticket porter; I went and stroked my hand down the prisoner's cloaths, and found two large pockets of a very geat bulk. I asked him what he had been doing in the warehouse; he said a cooper had given him some sugar. I sent Paterson up stairs, and he returned and said there was no cooper there; I searched him, and his trowsers had a large pocket on each side full of sugar; I made him pull them off, and the trowsers, sugar and all, weighed 30 pounds. He was carried before my lord mayor the next day, and there he said as before.</p>
<p>Q. Is there sugar in that warehouse where you found him at the door?</p>
<p>Coats. There were then 6 or 700 hogsheads in the building.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner work in that warehouse ?</p>
<p>Coats. I believe he had before this, but he did not at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-19-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to the warehouses. I took the prisoner coming down stairs from the warehouse; I called Mr. Coats, he came; the prisoner told him a cooper had given him the sugar, Then I and two or three others went up stairs with a light, but there was no cooper there.</p>
<p>Q. Is it usual for coopers to give away sugar in these warehouses.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040012"/>Paterson. No, it is not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was very full of liquor, and as I was on the keys, a man called to me to carry that sugar to the Red house in Thames-street; so I took it to carry. He called
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17551204-20-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 5th of November last, the prisoner at the bar brought this order to me (holding a paper in his hand.) I asked him if he brought it from Mr. Wilmot? he said yes.</p>
<p>Q. Whose name is signed to it?</p>
<p>Wallis. It is signed
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<p>Q. Did you know
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<interp inst="t17551204-20-person184" type="given" value="Wallis"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-20-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I did not I told him I was much surprised at having such a letter from him, having never had any dealings with him.</p>
<p>Q. What is Mr. Wilmot ?</p>
<p>Wallis. I now know that he is a paper-maker.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Wallis. I am a wholesale stationer. He said he had paid the money ( mentioned in the order) to Mr. Wilmot, and expected to receive it of me again in town. I asked him if his name was Wherren? he said yes.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you ask him that?</p>
<p>Wallis. The bill being made payable to one of that name, I suspected it to be a forgery. I spoke to my servant aside (named
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<interp inst="t17551204-20-person185" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-20-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) to tell him to go along with the prisoner to Mr. Wright's on London-Bridge. My man asked the prisoner in my hearing who he was; he said he was a shopkeeper at Shoreham. My man seemed to flatter him, in hopes of letting him have the money. He told him they would go to Mr. Wright, and see how the account stood, and if there was that money due, he should have it. So they went away together.</p>
<p>Q. Did he offer that as a good note ?</p>
<p>Wallis. He did; drawn by Mr. Wilmot; and asked for the payment of it; this is the letter, without any alteration; except his name, which he wrote at Mr. Wright's, in the presence of my man.</p>
<p>The order read to this purport, but very badly spelt.</p>
<p>'' SIR,</p>
<p>'' I shall be in London on the 16th of this Instant, '' and shall bring with me 100 reams of fine '' srcap nett, 100 ditto fine pot, 150 ditto small coarse, '' 120 ditto large reams writing demy, which I '' hope will please the character of good; for I have '' laid my mill still for these two months; it has '' cost me a great deal of money. If you will be '' so good as to pay Mr. Wherren 20 guineas upon '' sight of this, You will oblige your's to serve.</p>
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<p>'' Shoreham, Nov. 4, 1755.</p>
<p>'' SIR,</p>
<p>'' Please to pay to
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<interp inst="t17551204-20-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . '' Place it to account, and you will oblige your's,</p>
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<p>Directed to Mr. Willis, at the Crown and Scepter, stationer, in Gracechurch-street.</p>
<p>Q. What sum did he demand of you on producing the bill?</p>
<p>Wallis. The sum of 21 l.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-20-person190"> John Merry
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<interp inst="t17551204-20-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the prisoner. I am journeyman to Mr. Wallis. The prisoner brought this letter to me at my master's shop. I went with him, as my master has given an account; and when we were at Mr. Wright's, I asked him how he spelt his name (to see if his writing and the order were alike.) So he wrote this name at the bottom.
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<p>Q. Did you hear him ask for the payment of that order, of your master?</p>
<p>Merry. I did. I think I heard the prisoner tell my master he saw Mr. Wilmot write the order; or he wrote it while he was in his house. He said he was coming from Shoreliam, and he called upon Mr. Wilmot; and Mr. Wilmot told him he had occasion for present money, and would be glad if he would take a draught to town; and as a letter would be safer carriage than cash, he took the draught, and paid the money for it: And that he was a shop-keeper at Shoreham; and two or three times he spoke of the hardship of staying for money when they come with a draught for it. I immediately told my master if I went to Mr. Wright's I might know farther of it. When I came out of the compting-house, I told him my master traded with Mr. Wright, who traded with Mr. Wilmot, and I believed there might be a mistake; but if there was any money due to him, he should have it. So then we went there; then I found that the writing was not at all like Mr. Wilmot's hand. Then we contrived to get him into the compting house; and sent for a constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-20-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am acquainted with the hand-writing of Mr. Wilmot extremely well.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen him write?</p>
<p>Wright. I have many times.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040013"/>Q. Look upon this order. Do you think this to be his writing?</p>
<p>Wright. I verily believe it not to be his writing. Mr. Wilmott spells his name with a double it, but this has but one t; and here are a great many mistakes in the spelling; but Mr. Wilmott understands accounts, and spells very well; but as to the writing, it is nothing at all like his writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-20-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Mr. Wilmott, the paper maker; and am acquainted with his hand-writing; and have seen him write several times.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this order.</p>
<p>Allen. This is not his hand writing; here Wilmot is spelt with a single t, but he spells it with a double tt; here is tweanty for twenty; gewenet for guinea. This can't be Mr. Wilmott's hand-writing.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-20-person194"> Roger Orford
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<interp inst="t17551204-20-person194" type="given" value="Roger"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-20-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Mardstone. I know the prisoner very well; and have for four or five years.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Orford. He is a journeyman paper-maker; and did work at Sittingbourn-Mill with Mr. Mathewson. He usual to go by the name of
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<p>Q. When did he come from that mill?</p>
<p>Orford. He came away some time this summer. I saw him there at work last March.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I received this letter of a man at the Ship at Deptford, to carry to London; and I was to bring the man an answer. I never ask'd for money til the letter was opened. I don't know the man I had it of; he told me he would reward me if I brought the money.</p>
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<p>27. (M.)
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<p>28. (M.)
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<p>Civil Tompson. I keep
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-23-off122 t17551204-23-crimeloc124"/>; the thing happened in my house; but I saw nothing of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the Deceased?</p>
<p>Tompson. I did. She was a bad temper'd, drunken woman.</p>
<p>Q. What is the man?</p>
<p>Tompson. A good temper'd man; he will drink sometimes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether he was drunk or sober when the accident happened?</p>
<p>Tompson. I believe he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-23-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I did not know the prisoner or deceased before. That night I and Yarbury lodged at the Hat and Tun. We came in at about nine o'clock, a fortnight ago yesterday; there were people dancing and merry. Presently came in a sidler; the deceased said I will give you a halfpenny if you will play me a tune; he play'd, she danced; after that there were two more women gave him a halfpenny each at last. The Fidler went out. The husband was sitting by (he seem'd to be angry with) his wife; and said she had more need to keep her money to buy some supper. She used many ill words, and said she would do what she pleased. They had more words, and she fell a beating him very much with her double fist about his head. He did not offer to resist; he held his hand up, and once said, I here I kept that blow off. She very much abused him with her tongue, and call'd for gin and beer. She seem'd to be pretty much in liquor. After that she sat down in a box, and he and she had a few ill words, especially from her. She seem'd to aggravate him very much. He asked for the key of his room door, to go home. She said you dog you shall not have it yet, I'll have some more beer before I go; then she call'd for half a pint of beer. He got up and struck her, while the boy was gone for the beer.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the blow fall ?</p>
<p>Tompson. I think under the jaw; it was not very severe, but a pretty sharpish blow. She sat on her seat about half a minute, or hardly so long, and then drop'd with her face on the ground, and rowl'd on her back, and made a little noise in her throat, and died.</p>
<p>Q. Was she drunk at that time?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040014"/>Tompson. She was pretty full of liquor whilst I was in the house; which was about an hour. She drank gin two or three times; and she seem'd pretty full of liquor when came in. After she had laid some time-her husband came and looked at her; and they said she was very subject to his. They did not struck her dead at first.</p>
<p>Q. Was is a blow with to much violence, that had she been sober it would have killed her ?</p>
<p>Tompson. I don't think it would. I do not think he had a design to kill her, any more than I had.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He has not made any mistake; I can't ask him any thing more.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-23-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present with the last witness at the Hat and Tun. There was the deceased merry, and in liquor. There came in a sidler; she insisted upon giving him a halfpenny, and she'd have a dance; the sidler play'd to her, and 2 other women joined with her in the dance; at last her husband came in and said she had better keep her money; she said you dog I'd do as I lease; and call'd him cagmag dog, and Welch dog, and struck him. After that she sat down in a box. Her husband had been out, and came in and said you have been drinking gin now; she said she'd have some more beer; he rose up and struck her; she rose up and pitch'd down on her face; he lifted her up, and call'd for some water, and said she is apt to be in fits; he put water on her face, and wiped her face; after some time we perceived she was dead; then they sent for the parish-officer and took him up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-23-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon. I was sent for by the coroner to inspect the body of the deceased. I found a bruise upon her forehead the breadth of half a crown. I cut through it, in order to see if the bone was fractured; there was no injury done to the bone. I likewise examined her jaw, but there was no injury there.</p>
<p>Q. How do you think she came by her death?</p>
<p>Chapman. The evidence seem'd not quite certain where the blow was given; and that she was greatly in liquor. The fall might contribute to her death, or the fall itself might occasion her death.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>She has been troubled with fits nine or ten years, and has fell in the streets, and been taken up for dead. Please to call Mrs. Tompson again.</p>
<p>C. Tompson. She has had several sits. I have seen her in two. I believe her passion threw her into them. I know the man is a lab orious hard working man.</p>
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<p>29. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17551204-24-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Caple called for a candle, I and others of the workmen went to him, and he had got the prisoner by the collar, and said this man has picked my pocket. We searched his pockets and about on the ground; but when Mr. Caple was going along with him to put him in the Compter, I picked it up about a yard from the place where the prisoner had stood. ( Produced in court and deposed to by the presecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Whether if this watch should lie in that narrow path it would not have been trampled to pieces; only think of that my good lord. When they had thrown me down by the house side, where they had tumbled me about the best part of half an hour, my good lord, after that there was a signal came that they had found it when I got to Bow church. I never stood still my good lord, I was going along, and going to put my head under a plank, there this man laid hold on me, and said you have got my watch; I said, if I have any I have yours; for, my good lord, I had no watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-24-person216" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I believe I have known him between three and four year: I wash for him. He gets buying and meading of stays; he always paid me very honestly; I never heard any ill of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-24-person217" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him five years; he lodged in my house better than a year; he is a sober man as far as ever I heard.</p>
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<p>30 (L.)
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<p>31 (M.)
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<interp inst="t17551204-26-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-26-defend224 t17551204-26-deflabel137"/>, he draw'd beer for me about three weeks. About the 18th of October I missed some gold, I thought 9 or 10 l. He left me in August. On the 9th of Nov. my maid was in my bedchamber; she came down, and said, she thought she had heard some body at the chest. I went up, and found somebody had been there, and had strove to break my buroe; I went out of my house, my neighbours told me there had been somebody upon my house. I mistrusting the boy, went to his father's house and asked for him, but he not being at home his father came to me; then I charged the boy (who was with him) with robbing me of 10 l. the boy denied he had stole so much, but owned he had taken 7 guineas from me; and that the time my mind heard some body in the closet he owned he was there, and not having time to break open my buroe, he took a parcel of halfpence out of a bag that stood by, and he had been and hid them among some bricks in Lincoln's Inn Fields; where we went and found about 20 d. in halfpence; I have them now here.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Haxley. I understand he is about 13 years of age.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-26-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the boy confess he was in the closet the time the prosecutor mentioned and stole the halfpence; and I saw the halfpence when they were brought back to the prosecutor's house.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am not thirteen years of age.</p>
<p>32. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17551204-26-person229" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , spinster, was indicted for stealing 1 cloth cloak, value 3 s. 2 linen aprons, value 1 s. 1 pewter plate, value 6 d. the goods of
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<p>The prosecutor not appear.</p>
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<p>33. (L.)
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<persName id="t17551204-27-person232"> Ann Smith
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-27-off140 t17551204-27-crimeloc142"/>. The prisoner was a patient there. I was sitting by the fire, she called to me to burg her the bed pan; she was then ill in bed, I did not know she was with child before; she had a loose stool in the pan, I took and emptied it. I went to the fire and heard her puking, I went and held the bed pan to her, and she pulled in it; I went and emptied it again, and put it by her bedside, and went to the fire side again. After that she called me to warm her a flannel petticoat to put round her waist, she desired me to pin it round her waist; told her I could not for fear of pricking her, and she did it on herself. I went and sat by the fire again;
<persName id="t17551204-27-person233"> Molly Elger
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person233" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> called to
<persName id="t17551204-27-person234"> Peggy Bland
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person234" type="given" value="Peggy"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person234" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and said, do you not hear a child cry? Peggy said, yes, I do; the prisoner said, I hear one cry myself.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>A. Smith. On the 20th of Nov. betwixt one and two o'clock. Some time after this the prisoner said, nurse, my sheets are all wet; I turned the cloaths down, and found the sheets all as they are when a woman has had a child. I said, God bless me, here has been a child; she said, nurse do not say such a thing, for I never had a child in my life. She bid me put the sheets out and have them wash'd, and she would pay for them. I took them to M. Elger, and said, look here, she says she never had a child; I said, where the child is I do not know. Then my sister,
<persName id="t17551204-27-person235"> Mary Steward
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person235" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person235" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , told her, you have had a child, pray where is it, and sent for a midwife; she came and cleared her of the after burthen, I carried the bason to put it in. After that her white flannel petticoat was taken out of the bed, and we saw the print of the child in it where it had laid. After sometime she said, the man that drove the stage coach to Bethnal-green was the man, (but did not say he was her husband, or the child's father) and there are none but you (to me) and the people in the ward can save me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the child afterwards?</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person236"> Ann Smith
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person236" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person236" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw a child afterwards in the dead house in the coffin, but I will not swear that was the child.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you been mother of children?</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person237"> Ann Smith
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person237" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person237" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes I have.</p>
<p>Q. Have not people been in the same condition in miscarriages ?</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person238"> Ann Smith
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person238" type="surname" value="Smith"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person238" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person238" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes, they have. I don't say that was her child.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any childbed linen among her things ?</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person239"> Ann Smith
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person239" type="surname" value="Smith"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person239" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person239" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I never looked among her things?</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person240"> Mary Elger
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person240" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was a patient in the ward at the time. On Thursday the 20th of November between the hours of one and two in the morning, I heard a child cry.</p>
<p>Q. From whence did it come?</p>
<p>Elger. From some part of the ward.</p>
<p>Q. Did it come from where the prisoner lay?</p>
<p>Elger. I can't say that. I got up right in my bed, and said to
<persName id="t17551204-27-person241"> Margaret Bland
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person241" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person241" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , Lord Peggy, don't you hear a child cry? she answered, and said, yes; and the prisoner said, Lord! Polly, so do I hear it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see this child afterwards?</p>
<p>Elger. Yes, I saw it in the taking in room, when the coroner sat on it; I had seen it first in the dead house.</p>
<p>Q. How far was you from the prisoner?</p>
<p>Elger. About the distance of 6 or 7 yards.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon you to say it was the prisoner's child?</p>
<p>Elger. I would not say so for the world.</p>
<p>Q. Did not some of the people say they heard some young kittens cry the night before?</p>
<p>Elger. Some of them did.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person242"> Margaret Bland
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person242" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person242" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 20th of Nov. at half an hour-after one, I sat upon my bed a coughing, and I heard a cry of a child; and
<persName id="t17551204-27-person243"> Mary Elger
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person243" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person243" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> called to me, and said,
<persName id="t17551204-27-person244"> Peggy Bland
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person244" type="given" value="Peggy"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , did not you hear a child cry? I said, yes, I did. Then the prisoner said to
<persName id="t17551204-27-person245"> Mary Elger
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person245" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person245" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , Lord, Polly, I think I hear a child cry too. I laid myself down and heard no more.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person246"> Mary Lewis
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person246" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person246" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I sent for the midwife, and saw the after burthen taken from the prisoner; and I saw tracks, all bloody, from the bed to the necessary house, but I saw no child till I saw one in the dead house; but I can't swear it to be the prisoner's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner go to the necessary house ?</p>
<p>Lewis. No, I did not. I saw a great deal of blood and matter on the sheets that were taken off her bed, and a round mark in the petticoat as if a child had been there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the sheets taken off the bed ?</p>
<p>Lewis. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the petticoat taken out of the bed ?</p>
<p>Lewis. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you see this blood on the sheets?</p>
<p>Lewis. About five in the morning.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any talk with the prisoner at the bar ?</p>
<p>Lewis. I asked her where was her child? she said she had never a one.</p>
<p>Q. Did she appear to be in her senses?</p>
<p>Lewis. I can't tell, for I was almost out of mine.</p>
<p>Q. to Ann Smith. Did the prisoner appear to be in or out of her senses at the time?</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person247"> Ann Smith
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person247" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person247" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am not able to say which?</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person248"> Mary Old
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person248" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person248" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in the hospital at the time; I lay in the next bed to the prisoner I heard her very ill in the night, she groaned violently; I heard her get out of the bed to go to the vault twice, and come in again; I opened my curtain and saw her go to it, and shut the door afterwards. I saw the sheets taken off the bed afterwards; they were like a lying-in woman's sheets. I saw the flannel petticoat taken out of the bed; that was bloody.</p>
<p>Q. What hour was it you heard her groan first?</p>
<p>Old. It was very early in the morning; she awaked me out of my sleep, but I don't know the hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear a child cry?</p>
<p>Old. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. If a child had cry'd in the next bed to you, should you have heard it as soon as the groans of a woman.</p>
<p>Old. I can't say for that.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not known people in that extreme pain they are in at such a time, to be put out of their senses?</p>
<p>Old. I can't say I ever knew such a thing, it may be.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the other women say that they heard a child cry?</p>
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<p>Q. to
<persName id="t17551204-27-person249"> Ann Smith
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person249" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person249" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . How often did you hear the child cry ?</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person250"> Ann Smith
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person250" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person250" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard but one shriek.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person251"> Ann Wing
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person251" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person251" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in the same ward with the prisoner; I saw her get out of the bed, and saw her turning from the feet of the bed, going into the vault between one and two in the morning; I did not see her come back again. I saw the sheets taken off the bed, they were very bloody, and so was the prisoner. I saw the flannel petticoat lying on the floor. There were clots of blood fell on the floor, which shook out of the sheets as they were taken out of the bed; there were all the symptoms of her having been delivered of a child. I did not see the child till it was in the hall; it was a fine boy.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Would not she have been in the same condition had she miscarried?</p>
<p>Wing. She might.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-27-person252"> William Clutterburg
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<interp inst="t17551204-27-person252" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-27-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to Bartholomew's hospital. There was a report there had been a child born in the ward where the prisoner lay, and the treasurer gave orders the vault should be searched. There was a piece of heavy iron fixed to a rope and let down; it stopped after it was gone a little way down, but by raising the iron and letting it down several times, the passage was opened; then we went to search the sespool; this vault vented itself on the left side; I ordered them to search, and soon a fine male child was taken out. I observed a wound on the side of the head, which I imagined was given by the iron instrument that was let down. It seemed to be a full grown child.</p>
<p>Q. Had it nails on its fingers?</p>
<p>Clutterburg. I think it had; and hair. It was as fine a child as ever I saw. It appeared to have been fresh thrown in.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was not in my senses; I do not know what I said or did. Had I been in my senses I should have been very loth to have parted with it.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<p>Mr. Avery. The prisoner lived servant with me two years and three months; she believed modest, sober, honest and careful; I never heard her spell an ill word.</p>
<p>Q. When did she come to live with you?</p>
<p>Mr. Avery. She came the 4th or 5th of September was two year, and she imagined she had a dropsy, and went from my house to the hospital.</p>
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<p>34. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17551204-28-off144" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing 1 pound and 3 yrs. of a pound of copper, value 1 s. 6 d. </rs> the property of
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<persName id="t17551204-28-person257"> Christopher Shelton
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<interp inst="t17551204-28-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-28-victim256 t17551204-28-viclabel146"/>. The prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17551204-28-defend254 t17551204-28-deflabel147"/> about two months. On the 14th of November the prisoner was stop'd with some copper at the house of Mr. Child; he sent for me to know if I knew the prisoner. I said I did, he work'd with me; I was told there was some copper stop'd at his house, and the prisoner. I went and saw two saucepans unfinish'd, and some other pieces of copper. I have sworn the saucepans are mine. (produced in court, and a poled to) There is a piece of copper also, which he was at work upon the day before he was stop'd.</p>
<p>Q. How much copper is there of the two saucepans and that bit of a coal scoop?</p>
<p>Shelton. It makes in all about a pound and three-quarter. We took the prisoner before my lord-mayor the next day, but I did not swear to the thing; so he was remanded back to prison. On the Wednesday following I went again before my lord-mayor, and swore to them.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner own at any time he took the copper?</p>
<p>Shelton. No, my lord, he did not.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. What marks are on the copper?</p>
<p>Shelton. None. I know it by my own work, having a particular way in working.</p>
<p>Q. Why would you not swear then, and yet go and swear six days afterwards?</p>
<p>Shelton. I was very tender; and when I had made close inspection, I went and swore to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-28-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Barbican, am a founder. On the 14th of November last I was sent for home; and there was the prisoner at the bar stop'd with this copper. I told him I was of opinion the things he brought me were not honest come by.</p>
<p>Q. Did he offer you this to sale ?</p>
<p>Child. Yes he did. The I ask'd him where he work'd (for I had once or twice sent my servants to watch him, to know where he work'd, but they could bring no account.) The saucepans were brought about six weeks before he was stop'd; he
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040018"/> came only with a bit of copper then. My wife bought the two saucepans of him.</p>
<p>Mrs. Child. I bought these two saucepans of the prisoner at the bar; I gave him 11 d. per pound for them.</p>
<p>Q. to Shelton. Are these your saucepans ?</p>
<p>Shelton. They are my property.</p>
<p>Mrs. Child. He was stop'd on the 14th of Nov. with a small bit of a coal scoop, which be brought to sell amongst other metal. There is a pound and 3 ounces of it. He was stop'd upon this. I sent for my husband home, and we charged a constable with the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Child. Where did he say he work'd?</p>
<p>Child. He told me he served his time with a brasier at Newbury, in Berkshire; but I found he served his time in London. When I found he worked with the prosecutor, I sent for him. So it came out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-28-person259" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have been a master for myself; and kept a house on the other side the water; they were all my own things (I had a great many things left when I left off.)</p>
<persName id="t17551204-28-person260"> Christopher Eckland
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<interp inst="t17551204-28-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner upwards of two years; he work'd at my shop, and behaved honestly during that time.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-28-person261"> Samuel Brotherton
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<interp inst="t17551204-28-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a vintner. I have known him about five years; I never knew any ill of him.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-28-person262"> Thomas Lampart
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<interp inst="t17551204-28-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am his father. I gave him 50 l. last Midsummer was twelve months, and he has had some pounds since. He was set up on the other side the water, and when he laid by trade, there was some copper left.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-28-person263"> John Wapperman
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<interp inst="t17551204-28-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about four months; he work'd with me, then he behaved very honestly.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-28-person264"> Henry Gill
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<interp inst="t17551204-28-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ever since he was born. I never heard any thing of him but what was just and honest.</p>
<p>Mr. Batchelder. I am a turner. I have known him 14 years. I never knew any thing of him but what was honest.</p>
<p>Mr. Alexander. I have known the prisoner almost three quarters of a year; he lodged with me that time. I never heard a word of ill given him.</p>
<p>Mr. Steward. I have known him 8 or 9 years; he served his time where I work'd; he behaved well at that time.</p>
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<p>Q. How much gin did you drink there?</p>
<p>E. Broadben. A middling glass, and Hannet did the same. She asked us to go to a friend's house; we said, where; she said, just up the street; we went with her, and the other two went home. We went up
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<p>Q. Was there a bed in the room?</p>
<p>E. Broadben. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What man was in the room?</p>
<p>E. Broadben. The man at the bar. She took and locked the door, and put the key in her pocket; after the pot of beer was brought up she bid us both to undress ourselves.</p>
<p>Q. Did you undress yourselves?</p>
<p>Broadben. We asked her for why; and I said, I would not; then, she said, she would undress us for us. She took hold on me, and pulled off my things.</p>
<p>Q. Did you assist her in pulling them off?</p>
<p>Broadben. No, they were pulled off against my will; and after that she undressed
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<p>Broadben. I did not mind that he was undressing himself, but he was naked when he came into bed.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do when he was in bed ?</p>
<p>Broadben. He said, don't you be frightned, my dear, I am not going to hurt you; he got upon me, and she was at the foot of the bed, and pulled my legs. I kept my legs as close as I could; she pulled my legs open, and held them open.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say any thing to you?</p>
<p>Broadben. She bid me open my legs, and I would not.</p>
<p>Q. Did she speak to him?</p>
<p>Broadben. No, I did not hear her.</p>
<p>Q. What did the man do?</p>
<p>Broadben. He put his private parts upon me at first.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do more?</p>
<p>Broadben. Then he put his hands upon my private parts; he put his fingers into my private parts.</p>
<p>Q. Did he put his private parts into you?</p>
<p>Broadben. Yes, he did afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure of that?</p>
<p>Broadben. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing come from him?</p>
<p>Broadben. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing particular?</p>
<p>Broadben. He made water upon me.</p>
<p>Q. How far did his private parts go into yours?</p>
<p>Broadben. Very far, as I thought.</p>
<p>Q. Did the woman hold your legs all the time?</p>
<p>Broadben. Yes, Sir, she did, at the foot of the bed, and I could not get loose.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any resistance in order to hinder him?</p>
<p>Broadben. Sir, I strove as hard I could.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he lie upon you?</p>
<p>Broadben. I can't say how long; I thought it was very long.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the other girl?</p>
<p>Broadben. She was in the room by the window.</p>
<p>Q. Did the man hurt you?</p>
<p>Broadben. He hurt me very much.</p>
<p>Q. You say you drank some beer and gin, was you fuddled ?</p>
<p>Broadben. It made me a little giddy.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner say any thing to you when you drank it?</p>
<p>Broadben. She asked me if I liked it; I said no.</p>
<p>Q. Was the handkerchief tied round your head all the time?</p>
<p>Broadben. It was, but not tight.</p>
<p>Q. Did you cry out ?</p>
<p>Broadben. I cried out sadly. She said before at undressing me, if I cried out any more, she would kill me almost; then I did not cry.</p>
<p>Q. When did he get out of bed from you?</p>
<p>Broadben. He did not; but when he had done I got out as soon I could.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing to you at the time?</p>
<p>Broadben. He asked me if I liked it; I said no. He asked me if I would come again; I said if he would let me go I would. She let my legs go. When I got out of bed, I dressed myself, and asked to go home;
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<p>Q. At what time was it he asked you if you would come again?</p>
<p>Broadben. At the time he was on me. After I was out,
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<p>Q. When did you see your master?</p>
<p>Broadben. He let us in. He asked us where we had been; we said we had been no where but at the girl's mother's.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to say so?</p>
<p>Broadben. Because Clifton said to us coming down the lane, if you ever mention this to any body I will kill you. He asked us whether any body had stopped us on the road; we said no body; he said, he'd ask her mother.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you come home?</p>
<p>Broadben. It was at candlelight.</p>
<p>Q. When did you acquaint any body with this?</p>
<p>Broadben. Our master complained we were naughty girls for cutting his thread; and he took notice of our whispering in the kitchen with
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<p>Q. Have you seen the prisoner Baynham since that?</p>
<p>Broadben. Yes, I did twice.
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<p>Q. Was any body in that room with him?</p>
<p>Broadben. No.</p>
<p>Q Did he kiss you, or offer to play with you?</p>
<p>Broadben. No. He said don't you remember I was with you above stairs; and as I was once going for some beer (as I used commonly to go of the errand.) it was dark, I met him; he asked me if I knew him (there was a lamp? ) I look'd up to his face, and said I do. Then he asked me how
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<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where is this Three Compasses?</p>
<p>Broadben. In Little-Wild-Street.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know the house?</p>
<p>Broadben. Because Clifton took me to that house once before.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen the prisoner before the time you say he used you ill?</p>
<p>Broadben. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. What colour were the bed curtains?</p>
<p>Broadben. By candle-light they were green.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay at Putney ?</p>
<p>Broadben. Till about half an hour after four.</p>
<p>Q. How did you describe the man first ?</p>
<p>Broadben. I described a tall man pitted with the small-pox, his hair tied with a ribbon, and it curl'd on each side.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>Broadben. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought up the beer?</p>
<p>Broadben. I was in bed when the last came up; it was brought up by a fat, lusty, shortish woman; Clifton said it was Mrs. Harrison; I did not see her face.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the other girl when you was in bed?</p>
<p>Broadben. She was sitting by the window, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. Was her mouth tied with a handkerchief ?</p>
<p>Broadben. No, it was not till afterwards; but I saw Sarah Clifton put her hands before her mouth when she was undressing her.</p>
<p>Q. Had not that girl an opportunity to cry out?</p>
<p>Broadben. She said she was affrighted, seeing how I was used.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to charge Clifton before the justice with a rape, when you went about a robbery?</p>
<p>Broadben. I had told my master it before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) Clifton sent my master's daughter and her home; and then asked me and Broadben to go to a friend of hers. We went with her to the Three Compasses in Little-Wild-Street, and up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you see up stairs?</p>
<p>Hannet. There we saw
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<p>Q. Did you know the three girls?</p>
<p>Hannet. No, I did not. Clifton began to undress us.</p>
<p>Q. Where were these three girls then?</p>
<p>Hannet. They were in the room.</p>
<p>Q. In what part of the room?</p>
<p>Hannet. They continued in the window.</p>
<p>Q. How old were they?</p>
<p>Hannet. I can't tell the age of them; one was as big as me, the other as big as
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<p>Q. Did Broadben make any resistance?</p>
<p>Hannet. She cried out; but she did not leave off undressing her; she did it by force. Then she took and put Broadben by the bedside, and took and undressed me. After she had undressed me she put Broadben into bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was the man in the room at the time of your first coming in?</p>
<p>Hannet. He was undressing himself.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he when she was pushed into bed?</p>
<p>Hannet. He was then in the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you when she was in the bed?</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040021"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Thursday the 4th, Friday the 5th, Saturday the 6th, Monday the 8th, Tuesday the 9th, and Wednesday the 10th of DECEMBER.</p>
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER I. PART II. for the YEAR 1756. Being the First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble SLINGSBY BETHELL, Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by J. ROBINSON, at the Golden-Lion, in Ludgate-Street, 1755.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</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>Hannet. I WAS sitting by the bedside, crying.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any body at the feet of the bed?</p>
<p>Hannet. I did not mind; I was looking at
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<p>Q. What did you see ?</p>
<p>Hannet. I saw the man get upon her ?</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him speak to her?</p>
<p>Hannet. He whispered.</p>
<p>Q. What was Clifton doing at the time?</p>
<p>Hannet. She was holding Broadben's legs with both her hands (and open'd them) when he got upon her.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Clifton stand at that time?</p>
<p>Hannet. At the side of the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Were the cloaths on her then, or was she naked?</p>
<p>Hannet. The cloaths were not upon her; she was in her shift, and he in his shirt.</p>
<p>Q. How far was the window from you?</p>
<p>Hannet. That was by the fire-side; so was the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Where were the three girls the time they were in bed ?</p>
<p>Hannet. They sat in the window.</p>
<p>Q. Did Broadben cry out when she was in bed?</p>
<p>Hannet. She did.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing on her face ?</p>
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<p>Q. How long was she in bed with the man?</p>
<p>Hannet. I can't tell. I believe about an hour. When she came out of bed
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person292" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> push'd me into the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was Clifton and you both on one side of the bed?</p>
<p>Hannet. No. I was on the other side.</p>
<p>Q. What did the three girls do at this time?</p>
<p>Hannet. They were laughing.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any beer in that room ?</p>
<p>Hannet. When
<persName id="t17551204-29-person293"> Sarah Clifton
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person293" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-29-person293" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> went up, she said John bring a pot of beer directly. A man brought up one. After that there was another pot of beer brought up.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought that up?</p>
<p>Hannet. A fattish sort of a woman.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay in the room ?</p>
<p>Hannet. I can't tell justly.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think you might be there an hour and half?</p>
<p>Hannet. I believe longer.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go there ?</p>
<p>Hannet. When we went there it was duskish.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go away?</p>
<p>Hannet. When we went away the candles were lighted up.</p>
<p>Q. What o'clock was it when you went home to your master's house?</p>
<p>Hannet. I believe it was past ten, but I can't be sure.</p>
<p>Q. Did you all three go home together?</p>
<p>Hannet. We did.</p>
<p>Q. Did Clifton say any thing in going home?</p>
<p>Hannet. She threatened to murder us (if we told) as we were going along.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the reason why you did not speak of it?</p>
<p>Hannet. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Who open'd the door to you?</p>
<p>Hannet. My master did, I believe, but am not sure.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing to you after you got home?</p>
<p>Hannet. He bid us come to him; and ask'd us where we had been, and what made us stay so long.</p>
<p>Q. What did you tell him?</p>
<p>Hannet. I told him a lye. I told him we came late from my mothers.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040023"/>Q. Was you not in some confusion when you came home?</p>
<p>Hannet. I was in a little.</p>
<p>Q. How came this affair to come to your master's knowledge?</p>
<p>Hannet. I told him. He found his substance cut to pieces and wasted; and miss'd things. And on making enquiry amongst us [there was a great noise about things being missing] we were obliged to tell.</p>
<p>Q. How came this report of your being used ill at the Three Compasses to come out?</p>
<p>Hannet. Because we used always to be sighing and crying; and he asked us about his things which he miss'd; and I told him that Sarah Clifton had got his things. So he went before justice Cox, and I believe the justice found the rape out.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any thing of the rape being talked of before you was at justice Cox's?</p>
<p>Hannet. I gave my master a little account of it; he examined me a good deal, and said he would forgive me if I would tell the truth; and I said I would tell him the whole truth about the things, and a little more.</p>
<p>Q. What did you mean by that little more?</p>
<p>Hannet. Then I told him something about this affair.</p>
<p>Q. What was Sarah Clifton carried before the justice for?</p>
<p>Hannet. She was carried there upon suspicion of a robbery. My master had turned her out at one in the morning, and would not have prosecuted her; but when she was out, I told him something about the rape.</p>
<p>Council. So then the whole came out by degrees ?</p>
<p>Hannet. It did.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. What are the names of the three girls that were in the room?</p>
<p>Hannet. I can't tell their names. I can only tell their Christian names, one was Polly, the other Betty, and the other Jenny.</p>
<p>Q. Where do they live?</p>
<p>Hannet. I don't know where they live.</p>
<p>Q. How were they dress'd?</p>
<p>Hannet. They were dressed fine.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know their names ?</p>
<p>Hannet. I went up to them; talk'd to them; ask'd them their names, and they told me.</p>
<p>Q. Did they enquire about Broadben?</p>
<p>Hannet. They did not much enquire about her; she was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was this a fore-room or a back room?</p>
<p>Hannet. It was a fore-room.</p>
<p>Q. How did you go up stairs ?</p>
<p>Hannet. Clifton went up first, and we followed her.</p>
<p>Q. Were you close to her, or farther behind ?</p>
<p>Hannet. We were close to her.</p>
<p>Q. Had you hold of her, or she of you ?</p>
<p>Hannet. I don't know which now.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober ?</p>
<p>Hannet. I was a little giddy.</p>
<p>Q. Describe the dress of the three girls.</p>
<p>Hannet. One was dressed in a silk gown.</p>
<p>Q. What was her name ?</p>
<p>Hannet. That was Polly; she was dressed best.</p>
<p>Q. Had the man a wig or his own hair?</p>
<p>Hannet. I saw him put a cap on. When we first came out I said it was his own hair.</p>
<p>Q. What else did you say then ?</p>
<p>Hannet. I said it was tied behind.</p>
<p>Q. What colour was the cap he put on?</p>
<p>Hannet. It was a white cap.</p>
<p>Broadben having said nothing about three girls being in the room, she was sent for in, and Hannet put out of court.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner, to Broadben. How many pair of stairs did you go up at the Three Compasses ?</p>
<p>Broadben. We went up only one pair.</p>
<p>C. for Prisoner. When you went up into the room, who did you see there?</p>
<p>Broadben. There were two or three girls.</p>
<p>C. for Prisoner. Where was
<persName id="t17551204-29-person294"> Sarah Clifton
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person294" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-29-person294" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> standing when she open'd your legs?</p>
<p>Broadben. She was at the feet of the bed.</p>
<p>C. for Prisoner. How long were you in the room?</p>
<p>Broadben. I can't tell how long; it was very long as I thought.</p>
<p>C. for Prisoner. Where were these three girls when you was in bed?</p>
<p>Broadben. They were sitting up in the window.</p>
<p>C. for Prisoner. What hour was it when you got home to your master's?</p>
<p>Broadben. I can't tell the hour.</p>
<p>C. for Prisoner. What time was it when you came to the Three Compasses?</p>
<p>Broadben. It was duskish then; and it had been raining?</p>
<p>Council for the Crown. Was it a back or a fore-room, can you tell?</p>
<p>Broadben. I can't tell; I did not look at the window.</p>
<p>C. for Crown. What were the girls names ?</p>
<p>Broadben. I never saw them before or after.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040024"/>C. for Crown. How were they dressed ?</p>
<p>Broadben. They were dressed very tight and neat.</p>
<p>C. for Crown. Were you cover'd or uncover'd when you was on the bed?</p>
<p>Broadben. We were cover'd with the bed cloaths all the time.</p>
<p>Council for Crown. Where was
<persName id="t17551204-29-person295"> Rachel Hannet
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person295" type="given" value="Rachel"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-29-person295" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>Broadben. The girls call'd her; and ask'd her if she should like to be their sister, and to come and live with them.</p>
<p>C. for Crown. Were the curtains of the bed open or close?</p>
<p>Broadben. They were not draw'd very close.</p>
<p>C. for Crown. Had the prisoner his hat on when he went to bed?</p>
<p>Broadben. No, he had a cap.</p>
<p>C. for Crown. Did he pull a wig off?</p>
<p>Broadben. No, Sir.</p>
<p>C. for Crown. Where was
<persName id="t17551204-29-person296"> Rachel Hannet
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person296" type="given" value="Rachel"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-29-person296" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> when you was put in bed?</p>
<p>Broadben. She was by the side of the bed.</p>
<p>C. for the Crown. Where was she when Clifton held your legs?</p>
<p>Broadben. I believe she was by the window.</p>
<p>C. for Prisoner. Had you any conversation with the girls when you got up?</p>
<p>Broadben. No, I had not. They asked me if I should like to be their sister, and to be as finely dressed as they were. I answered them but once; I was affrighted.</p>
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<persName id="t17551204-29-person298"> Sarah Clifton
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person298" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> lived with me as a servant; and looked over the children, to manage them. We had a little disturbance at our house about some goods that were missing.</p>
<p>Q. Did the two girls Broadben and Hannet belong to you?</p>
<p>Washingthorp. Yes, they are apprentices. I have nine young girls in all. I found Clifton did not behave herself so well as she should; she begun to get drunk, and behaved very insolently. I gave her warning. After that, I found the girls behaved themselves naughty; instead of minding their work they would tear their work in pieces, and spoil a good deal of thread. They were lazy. When I found out the girl that did the mischief, I gave her correction. The things that were missing from day to day, the girl that cut the thread took upon herself. They told me there was a gang about the house that received the things. I enquired farther. I asked these two girls how they came to do these things; and by moving their Consciences, I began to discover it. But they would not tell me, till I had promised them the prisoner should not be any more in the house. Then they told me that she set them on to take the things away for her, because her time was almost out; and that she bid them provoke me as much as possible, that I might use them ill; and she would set up a cook's shop, and they might run away, and come and be with her, and they should have fine cloaths and live in pleasure. They told me part of this affair at my house, and made a more full discovery at justice Cox's.</p>
<p>Q. Did the two girls agree in their story ?</p>
<p>Washingthorp. They did exactly.</p>
<p>Q. Did they tell you what was their indocement to cut the thread?</p>
<p>Washingthorp. Only to plague me, and to cause me to use them ill, and then they would run away.</p>
<p>Q. Does your work require young girls to do it ?</p>
<p>Washingthorp. It does a great many.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business ?</p>
<p>Washingthorp. It is Dre work. I went to justice Cox, being a foreigner, and desired his assistance. He sent his clerk, and he examined the girls; and they made the same discovery to him they have mentioned here. When the clerk found the thing so bad, he would have them before the justice. They were carried there, and he examined the woman and committed her.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to find out the man at the bar?</p>
<p>Washingthorp. By the description the girls gave of him.</p>
<p>Q. Were the girls searched by the direction of the justice?</p>
<p>Washingthorp. They were, by a woman.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Washingthorp. It was several days before last sessions.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a man did the two girls describe ?</p>
<p>Washingthorp. They described a tall man pitted with the small pox, in his own hair.</p>
<p>Q. to E. Broadben. Was you abused by the man at the bar?</p>
<p>Broadben. I was very much.</p>
<p>Q. How abused?</p>
<p>Broadben. In my private parts.</p>
<p>Q. Are you very sure no man ever had laid with you before that time you mention.</p>
<p>Broadben. I am very sure no man ever did.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-29-person299"> Susannah Sanders
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person299" type="given" value="Susannah"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-29-person299" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I happened to go with a friend of mine to justice Cox's; I can't charge my memory with the day; there was another person called upon to examine these two girls Broadben and Hannet. I said to the clerk when he had sent them up stairs,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040025"/> may I go up; he said yes. I went up, and the woman and I examined them; we both gave our opinion before justice Cox that the children had been pressed upon by a man. There was a great relaxation.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by being pressed upon?</p>
<p>Sanders. I mean I apprehend a man had lain with them, especially Rachel Hannet; the other was not so much hurt as she was, but she appeared to have been lain with. I apprehend a man had forced both their bodies.</p>
<p>Baynham's defence.</p>
<p>A few days before I was taken up I went into the Three Compasses; the people of the house were talking of the affair of these two girls. I asked the landlord of the house who the man was; the landlord said, They will as soon swear to you as any one else if you wear your own hair. After that a man came into the house, and asked for a watchmaker with his own hair tied behind. Mrs. Harrison said there was a lawyer came about it. I went down to Brooks market, and found the man that he came to enquire for; I said don't come into the neighbourhood; he said, never you mind it for I do not. Then we came in there together; then the lawyer, named Mr. Tew, came in again and asked for Baynham; I said, my name is Baynham; he said he should be glad if I would stay, and clear myself, till he came in again, for you are (says he) of the same name, tho' I don't believe you are the same person. Then he came again, and brought with him Elizabeth Broadben, and she said I was the man. Then Rachel Hannet came, and it was half an hour before she would say it was any body; and if Broadben had not spoke first, I believe she would never have said it was me. Then I was taken away to the justice.</p>
<p>Clifton's defence.</p>
<p>I never was at the Three Compasses with the a girls together in my life, neither was I ever up stairs in that house.</p>
<p>Q. to E. Broadben. What sort of a woman was it that brought up the beer?</p>
<p>Broadben. It was a fattish sort of a woman.</p>
<p>Q. Could you recollect her face?</p>
<p>Broadben. No, I could not.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-29-person300"> John Harrison
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I kept the Three Compasses in Little Wild-street till last Good Friday. I remember the 6th of July we had no company in our one pair of stairs room.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was it?</p>
<p>Harrison. It was on a Sunday. I was at home all that day, and had the key of that room door in my pocket all the afternoon, and was never out of the house.</p>
<p>Q. How many are there of your family?</p>
<p>Harrison. Only my wife, myself, and a maid.</p>
<p>Q. Who else of you was at home that afternoon?</p>
<p>Harrison. The maid; my wife went out.</p>
<p>Q. How many rooms have you on a floor?</p>
<p>Harrison. We had but two on a floor.</p>
<p>Q. Have they both beds in them up one pair of stairs ?</p>
<p>Harrison. Only one has a bed; and that is backwards; the other is a club room.</p>
<p>Q. What colour is that bed furniture?</p>
<p>Harrison. It is blue.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your wife gone?</p>
<p>Harrison. She was gone to a christening at Christ-Church. She stood godmother.</p>
<p>Q. Had you company below that day?</p>
<p>Harrison. There might be company drinking below. I remember my wife was obliged to walk it home. It rain'd very hard, and she could not get a coach.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a woman is your maid?</p>
<p>Harrison. She is a tall and thin.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know both the prisoners at the bar?</p>
<p>Harrison. I do. I have known Clifton some years. The man I have known since I came to that house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Clifton at your house that day?</p>
<p>Harrison. No. I did not. I saw Baynham in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the girls in your house that day?</p>
<p>Harrison. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see three other girls in your house, some of them finely dress'd, that day ?</p>
<p>Harrison. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Do you live in that house now ?</p>
<p>Harrison. No. I have left it.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to leave it?</p>
<p>Harrison. The custom did not answer.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you live in it ?</p>
<p>Harrison. Very near three quarters of a year. I am not in business now. I am a lodger.</p>
<p>Q. How do you get your living now ?</p>
<p>Harrison. I have not been out of business long. My goods were seized upon.</p>
<p>Q. You are not a prisoner, are you ?</p>
<p>Harrison. No, I am not.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the two girls. Do you know them?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040026"/>Harrison. No, I do not. I never saw them in my house till Mr. Tew the attorney came with them; he brought them to me, and told, me what they had said; and said if the thing was done in my house, I must know them; he told me they said it was done by a tall man with his hair tied behind. After that the prisoner came in and said you may as well say it was me. Mr. Tew gave the girl a little bit of a tug. Yes, said she, that is the man.</p>
<p>Q. Before Mr. Tew came there, did not you advise him to get out of the way?</p>
<p>Harrison. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner wear a wig or his own hair then ?</p>
<p>Harrison. He wore a sort of a brown wig.</p>
<p>Q. Can you account for that odd expression of his in saying (you may as well say it is me?)</p>
<p>Harrison. He did say so.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never give him advice to go out of the way?</p>
<p>Harrison. I was sure it was not done in my house.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you say to him some time before, Mr. Tew had been at your house, and had enquired for one Baynham, and said he was described to be a man in his own hair, that was charged with a rape?</p>
<p>Harrison. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. Whether or not you did not lend Clifton some china, and the girl Broadben came and fetched it?</p>
<p>Harrison. They never ask'd me for any china, and I never lent them any.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-29-person301"> Frances Jones
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person301" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 6th of July last I lived with Mr. Harrison at the Three Compasses in Little-Wild-Street.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was it?</p>
<p>Jones. It was on a Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. What company had you up one pair of stairs that day?</p>
<p>Jones. We had none up stairs at all.</p>
<p>Q. How are your master's rooms situated?</p>
<p>Jones. The room the girls swear to was lock'd that day. There was no body that day in that room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear them give their evidence?</p>
<p>Jones. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your mistress that day?</p>
<p>Jones. She was gone to a christening.</p>
<p>Q. What time did she return home?</p>
<p>Jones. She return'd home after twelve at night. It was a very wet night.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know these two girls?</p>
<p>Jones. No, I do not. I never saw but one, and I can't swear to her.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember a circumstance of borrowing some china?</p>
<p>Jones. I do; but I don't know which girl it was; neither do I remember seeing her there but that once.</p>
<p>Q. Was it usual to keep that room lock'd up?</p>
<p>Jones. It always was, and I always kept the key. If any body had been there, I must have known it.</p>
<p>Q. Did not your master use to keep it?</p>
<p>Jon es. No, he never did. He only keeps the key of his own room.</p>
<p>Q. Is his own room a one pair of stairs room ?</p>
<p>Jones. It is the fore room.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a bed in that fore room?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes, but my mistress had that key out with her, in her pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see any young girls there, or women of the town?</p>
<p>Jones. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. If there were seven people up stairs in any of the rooms at any time, whether you must not know of it?</p>
<p>Jones. I can't swear to that; this Mrs. Clifton was never up those stairs, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. What religion are you of?</p>
<p>Jones. I belong to the church.</p>
<p>Council. What church, the church of Rome?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Does Mr. Harrison belong to that church?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes, he does.</p>
<p>Q. Does his wife?</p>
<p>Jones. They all do.</p>
<p>Q. Is there a bed in the fore room?</p>
<p>Jones. No, there never was.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you live there?</p>
<p>Jones. I lived there thirteen weeks.</p>
<p>Q. What colour is the furniture of the bed?</p>
<p>Jones. Blue.</p>
<p>Q. When did you go to live there?</p>
<p>Jones. I think I went there in June, and have been come away almost a quarter of a year.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-29-person302"> James Lancester
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . According to the register of the child's age which was baptised at Christ-Church, by the hospital, it was the 6th of July Mrs. Harrison was godmother and I godfather; the child was baptised about five o'clock; we got there about four, and went away about eleven. It rained very hard; and it was near twelve when she got home.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was there another godfather?</p>
<p>Lancester. There was. His name is
<persName id="t17551204-29-person303"> Thomas
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175512040027"/> Carter
<interp inst="t17551204-29-person303" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-29-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; he is cook at a tavern, and his master will not let him come.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to remember it was the 6th of July?</p>
<p>Lancester. The mother to the child searched the register, and told me so.</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. On the 6th of July last I was at the baptising of Mr. Carpenter's child at Christ-Church, in the city. I stood godmother.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Mr. Carpenter live?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. I can't say the name of the street. I went from home a little after three o'clock, and did not return till about twelve at night.</p>
<p>Q. Who were godfathers with you?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. I can't say I know their names; one was such a name as Glanister, but he is here.</p>
<p>Q. Who keeps the key of the one pair of stairs room that has a bed in it?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. My husband had it that day; I always leave it with him when I go out.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Do you very often go out?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. I never do, but when I go to church; then I go one Sunday, and my husband the other.</p>
<p>Q. What church do you go to?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. I go to chapel.</p>
<p>Q. What, a popish or a protestant chapel?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. A protestant chapel. I am a protestant.</p>
<p>Q. Where is it?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. It is in Great Queen-street.</p>
<p>Q. Is your husband a protestant?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. Yes, he is.</p>
<p>Q. to
<persName id="t17551204-29-person304"> Elizabeth Broadben
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person304" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-29-person304" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Look at this woman, do you know her?</p>
<p>E. Broadben. I do, this is the woman that I fetch'd the china from.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Harrison. Do you know this girl?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. I do.
<persName id="t17551204-29-person305"> Sarah Clifton
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person305" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought this girl to me once; after that she sent her to borrow half a dozen china cups and saucers, and I had them back again.</p>
<p>Q. Was your husband at home any time when that girl came to your house?</p>
<p>Mrs. Harrison. I don't know that.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-29-person306"> James Dalton
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a barber and perriwig-maker. I have shaved Baynham from last April.</p>
<p>Q. Did you dress his hair?</p>
<p>Dalton. No. I never saw his hair an inch long since I knew him. He has wore that wig ever since last Christmas, which he has on now; and since I first knew him it is above a year.</p>
<p>Q. What trade is he?</p>
<p>Dalton. He is a taylor.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Dalton. I live in Great Wild-Street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never cut Baynham's hair ?</p>
<p>Dalton. No, I never did. I have shaved his head.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to remember that?</p>
<p>Dalton. Because I used to see him every day.</p>
<p>Q. How often did you use to shave him?</p>
<p>Dalton. Once a fortnight.</p>
<p>Q. What religion are you of?</p>
<p>Dalton. I am a
<persName id="t17551204-29-person307"> Roman Catholick
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<p>To Baynham's character.</p>
<persName id="t17551204-29-person308"> Thomas Fryer
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<interp inst="t17551204-29-person308" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17551204-29-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Baynham thirteen years. I know he has wore a wig these five years. He lodged seven years and more in my house, in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields. I sold him a wig five years ago.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Fryer. He is a sober man, and bears a very good character.</p>
<p>Mr. Tringfellow. I am a stay maker, and live in Little Wild-Street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever employ Baynham?</p>
<p>Tringfellow. No, never; he lodged with me.</p>
<p>Q. How long?</p>
<p>Tringfellow. Not quite a fortnight. He just came to my house before this unhappy accident.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Tringfellow. I remember him better than two years. I never saw any thing of him but what was very well, as to his behaviour; he kept regular hours. I never heard him swear an oath, or speak an immodest word in discourse.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him wear his own hair ?</p>