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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175605280001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 28th, Thursday the 29th, and Friday the 30th of APRIL, Saturday the 1st, and Monday the 3d of MAY,
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER IV. for the YEAR 1756. Being the Fourth 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, 1756.</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>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable SLINGSBY BETHELL, Esq; Lord-Mayor of the City of London; My Lord Chief Justice Ryder, * Mr. Justice Clive, + the hon. Mr. Baron Legge, || 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>Q. Was all the beer in that cellar your property?</p>
<p>Cumberledge. It was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-1-person38" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am cooper to Mess. Cousemaker and Co. who serve the prosecutor with beer. I was starting beer in this store-cellar on the 18th of March, and found several of the butts were peg'd clandestinely, the beer was much of it gone. I started two barrels of beer into four butts, to fill them up again; the next day I went there again, and found the butts had been peg'd again afresh; I then look'd about, and found the broken place where the persons had got into the cellar.</p>
<p>Q. How much of the beer was missing?</p>
<p>Edwards. I can't tell; but I found out of two butts there were near 18 gallons missing in two days time; which were two of the butts that I had fill'd up.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the care of the cellar?</p>
<p>Edwards. Either Mr. Cumberledge or I always kept the key of it.</p>
<p>Q. Describe the place that was broke open.</p>
<p>Edwards. On the Saturday night the 19th of March, Mr. Cumberledge and I went into the cellar together, and found a board broke up in the floor over it, and laid down in its place, but not fasten'd. I got some nails, and nail'd it down.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suspect the soldiers at the bar? [the prisoners were all
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<p>Edwards. I did not know which way the liquor went till the evidence here (another soldier) confess'd; and after that every one of them confess'd it themselves.</p>
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<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Taylor. I believe it was in February when the board over the cellar was broke open; I don't know exactly the time.</p>
<p>Q. Who was at the breaking of it open?</p>
<p>Taylor. Rivers, Dobins, and myself.</p>
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<p>Taylor. With a poker.</p>
<p>Q. Which of you broke it open?</p>
<p>Taylor. They both did; I lay on the bed at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Who went down into the cellar?</p>
<p>Taylor. I did that night, and fetch'd some beer up, and they pull'd me up again.</p>
<p>Q. How did you get at the beer?</p>
<p>Taylor. I tap'd one of the butts with a gimblet, and drew it off into a little brass kettle.</p>
<p>Q. Which did you deliver it to?</p>
<p>Taylor. I deliver'd it to
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<p>Q. How much might the kettle hold?</p>
<p>Taylor. It held about a full-pot, or a little better.</p>
<p>Q. How many times might you fill it that night?</p>
<p>Taylor. I believe about eight or nine times.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go down after that?</p>
<p>Taylor. I did, in about two or three days after.</p>
<p>Q. Who was there at that time?</p>
<p>Taylor. Rivers and Dobins were then in the room.</p>
<p>Q. How much liquor might you draw at that time?</p>
<p>Taylor. Much about the same quantity as we did before.</p>
<p>Q. Was the board loose then?</p>
<p>Taylor. It was, we only laid it down.</p>
<p>Q. Did Rivers and Dobins go down into the cellar?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, they did not; I went down and drew the beer, and deliver'd it to them, and they emptied it into another thing.</p>
<p>Q. How many times might you go down?</p>
<p>Taylor. I believe I went down six or seven times, and drew near the same quantity cach time. We had an iron pot to put it into, that would hold about five quarts.</p>
<p>Q. How many times did you fill that in a night?</p>
<p>Taylor. We fill'd it twice in a night.</p>
<p>Q. Were the other three prisoners with you there at any time?</p>
<p>Taylor. They were all of them drinking with us there at different times; and they all saw the beer deliver'd up. Burch and Yates have been down in the cellar and drawn beer themselves.</p>
<p>Q. How often did they go down.</p>
<p>Taylor. Yates went down twice, and Burch might go down six or seven times; they both deliver'd up beer as I had done; and after we had done, we laid the board down again in the same manner as before.</p>
<p>Q. Were the five prisoners and you all there at one time?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, we never were.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any other of the prisoners down in the cellar?</p>
<p>Taylor. No. Sawyer once tried to go down, but could not; but there were two pots of beer drawn that night, and he drank part of it.</p>
<p>Q. How much do you think you drank in the whole?</p>
<p>Taylor. I think there might be a butt and a half drank and wasted in the whole.</p>
<p>Mr. Morgan. I was at justice Carkass's, when the evidence and all the prisoners (except Dobins ) were there, he was ill in the Infirmary at that time. They were charged with robbing the cellar of beer; they all own'd to the drinking part of the beer, and that they knew it was stolen. Taylor said then he thought there were two butts and a half drank, I said it was impossible it could be by six men in five weeks time; he said there was some wasted; after that he swore to a butt and a half.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-1-person41" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; I carried Dobins before the justice; he was charged with going down into the cellar, and stealing of beer; he confess'd it, and said he could not deny but that he went down into the cellar.</p>
<p>Yates's defence. I was going down the street. Taylor call'd me and ask'd me if I would drink, he had got a full-pot of beer on a chest of drawers; so I went in and drank some, and we had three fullpots, but I knew not where it came from.</p>
<p>Rivers's defence. I went up to my quarters and received my money, Dobins was with me. We brought some bread and cheese with us, Taylor was drunk on the bed; he said he was glad we had got some bread and cheese, for he would help us to some beer, which he did.</p>
<p>Sawyer's defence. After Dobins was in the hospital he wanted me to go and lodge with him. I went with him, and drank part of a pot of beer. In two or three days after I went there, and drank part of a pot more with him.</p>
<p>Burch's defence. I went into Taylor's room and enquired for Dobins; then he ask'd me to lodge with him. I went with him, he had some beer in a cupboard; he said he had had a friend with him overnight, and it was dead in the pot.</p>
<p>Dobins's defence. I lodg'd with Taylor. Rivers and I went up to my quarters to receive my money. I found at my return Taylor drunk in bed; he said as you have got some bread and cheese, I'll take care you shall have some beer; he had beer by the bed-side, and we drank some of it.</p>
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<p>The prisoner and prosecutor being both foreigners, an interpeter was sworn.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-2-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my
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<p>Q. Are you sure you lost to the number of nine?</p>
<p>Ricciarelli. I am. I lost a pair of muslin ruffles, a gold ring set with 15 diamonds, and an amethyst ring. On missing the rings, I taxed the prisoner with taking them. He said he had them in his pocket, and took them out and delivered them to me; then charging him with taking my shirts, he owned he had taken and pawn'd them. We sent accordingly, and the pawnbroker produced them; (the rings produced in court, and deposed to.) I carried the prisoner before a magistrate, where he confessed the same.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give the prisoner directions to pawn the shirts?</p>
<p>Ricciarelli. No, I never order'd him to carry any thing to pawn; I once gave him two louisd'ors to change, which he did, and I had them back again.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How long has the prisoner been your servant?</p>
<p>Ricciarelli. He has been my servant four years and a half.</p>
<p>Q. Did you bring him into England with you?</p>
<p>Ricciarelli. I did, from Germany.</p>
<p>Q. Did he deliver your rings upon your asking for them?</p>
<p>Ricciarelli. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Whether or no he was not intrusted with your goods?</p>
<p>Ricciarelli. He was, with every thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give a reason why he pawned the shirts?</p>
<p>Ricciarelli. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Ricciarelli. I do, he is my footman.</p>
<p>Q. Whether he and the prisoner have not at different times pawned things for you, by your orders?</p>
<p>Ricciarelli. No, I do not remember any such thing.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you missed the shirts before you charged the prisoner, or the prisoner told you he had pawn'd them before you charged him with taking them ?</p>
<p>Ricciarelli. I never look'd into the things till he was taken up, and then he own'd he had pawn'd them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-2-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 8th of March, about eleven at night, I came home, and heard the prosecutor's servant had robbed him; he lodged in my house. I examined the prisoner myself, who own'd he had pawn'd ten of his master's shirts. I was present before the magistrate, where he owned the same, and also his taking the two rings. The prosecutor is first singer at the opera.</p>
<p>Jr. Watson. I am a pawnbroker. One Dr. Griffin pledged two shirts and a pair of ruffles with me, at two different times, in November and December; after that, the prisoner came to me with Dr. Griffin, and claimed them as his property; produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-2-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner pawn'd 8 shirts with me; produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I put these shirts in pawn, because my master owned me two months wages; he told me he had no money, but bid me do what I could with the goods, and said he would pay me when he had his benefit.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an interpreter, and live servant with the prosecutor. The prisoner once came out of my master's room, and brought me two double French louisd'ors, desiring me to go and get two guineas upon them, which I did.</p>
<p>Q. What are they worth?</p>
<p>Cammel. They are worth about forty shillings each.</p>
<p>Q. Did you pledge or change the louisd'ors?</p>
<p>Cammel. I pledg'd them.</p>
<p>Mr. Crawford. The prosecuter has sometimes apply'd to me to advance money on his note before it was due; I know he has wanted money generally before it was due.</p>
<p>Lazarus Bartovalle. The prisoner brought me 2 double French louisd'ors by order of his master, and I lent him 2 guineas upon them. I have sometimes lent the prosecutor 10 guineas, sometimes 6, and often paid the coach for him. He often wanted
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175605280005"/> another, but he always paid me when he took it. I have known the prisoner from his first coming to England; his master did not use him like a servant, but more like a companion. I have dined with his master and him together; he always bore a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-2-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner ever since he has been in England, which was in the year fifty-four. I look upon him to be a very honest man. I have heard the prosecutor give him a very good character, I have dined with them both at one table. He used him as a companion and not as a servant.</p>
<p>Mr. Jackson. I have known the prisoner 12 months; he always bore a good character.</p>
<p>Mr. Willer. I have known him 10 or 12 months; I never heard any ill of him in my life.</p>
<p>Mr. Hall. I have known him about 2 years; I always took him to be a very honest man.</p>
<p>Mr. Tilley. I have known him 4 or 5 months; I have trusted him alone in my shop, where there were many jewels and other goods, and he never wrong'd me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-3-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> my shepherd came and told me of it. The prisoners live about a mile from where I live; they are butchers, and live together. I mistrusting them sent for a shoulder of mutton, in order that my shepherd might see whether they had got the sheep, and enquire if either of them were gone to Uxbridge-market, in order to follow them, and see of they had carry'd the skin there to sell. He went, and did not return till he had been at Uxbridge-market, and brought the skin with him; ( produced in court, and deposed to by the mark I. S. and the trade mark produced with which it was Branded.) They both were taken up, and before the justice they both confessed stealing of the sheep out of my field between 8 and 9 o'clock, and that they carry'd it home and kill'd it.</p>
<p>Q. from
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<p>J. Savage. A very drunken idle thief; the other much the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-3-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoners live in the parish of Arlington, I live with the prosecutrix, and am her shepherd. Her sheep generally go upon Hounslow beach.</p>
<p>Q. How many sheep has she?</p>
<p>Hebert. Eight-score and 13. I missed a sheep at telling them out of the sold on the 8th of April; after I had set my sold, I looked over them as they went through a gap, and missed a particular sheep I went and told my mistress of it, who desired I'd go to the prisoners house for a shoulder of mutton. Their mother was at home, but one I found was gone to Uxbridge, and the other to kill a kog. I went to Uxbridge, where I found the at
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<p>Q. Can you swear to the skin ?</p>
<p>Hebert. I can, it belong'd to the sheep that I missed. The prisoners own'd in my hearing they took away this sheep, and that they had a shoulder of the mutton of it at home. This skin has been in my mistress's custody ever since.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-3-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at High-Wickham, am a sellmonger, and frequent Uxbridge-market. I have had dealings with the prisoners for sheep skins. I bought 7 sheep-skins of
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<p>Q. Is this one of the seven skins you bought of him that day?</p>
<p>Hailey. It might; but as I buy so many, I can't be positive. The shepherd here ask'd me to look into my cart amongst my skins, or if any one of the prisoners had been at the town that day; I said yes, and I had bought skins of him. He got up in the cart, and threw this skin down, and ask'd me to look at it, and to tell him the mark on it; I did, and said it was 1. S. he said he'd swear to it, and he took it away with him.</p>
<p>Q. How many skins had you bought that day?</p>
<p>Hailey. I believe about fourscore.</p>
<p>Q. from
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<interp inst="t17560528-3-person65" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17560528-3-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What is my character as to honestly ?</p>
<p>Hailey. I never knew any thing dishonest by either of them.</p>
<persName id="t17560528-3-person66"> Robert Willis
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<interp inst="t17560528-3-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and my master, Mr. Hailey, go down the yard together that day, and he bought seven sheep skins of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-3-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoners confess before the justice that they were both together at the sheep sold. Thomas said, they were at the sold between eight and nine at night, and catch'd the sheep, and his brother carried it home. John said Thomas carried it home; he said they were both there together. They both agreed in taking the sheep.</p>
<p>Hebert. Thomas said he took the sheep between eight and nine, and John said he took it between twelve and one, and got to bed about two.</p>
<p>Q. Did they say they were together or separate?</p>
<p>Hebert. Together.</p>
<p>William Petit. I know the prisoners are drunken
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<interp inst="t17560528-3-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard their confession before Burkhead. They both owned seperate, that they snatched the sheep in the fold, and carried it home and it, and sold the skin to Mr. Hailey, the skin was brought there, and they own'd it was the skin that they sold to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-3-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoners confess that they stole the sheep from the sold, and carried it home and kill'd it; one said it was between eight and nine o'clock; and the other said between twelve and one; and they sold the skin to Mr. Hailey, and this was the very skin.</p>
<p>Both the prisoners in their defence said they knew nothing of the fact laid to their charge.</p>
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<p>Jeremiah Davinant. I lodge at the house of
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<interp inst="t17560528-4-person76" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was inform'd that the waistcoat' had been pawn'd there by the prisoner. She was sent for; her mother came, and sent for the waistcoat there. The girl at the bar own'd she saw me go out of my house, and she went in and took it out of a drawer. We took her before the justice, and she there confessed the same (the waistcoat and flat produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of the waistcoat ?</p>
<p>Davinant. I value it at 40 s. and the flat iron at 4 d.</p>
<persName id="t17560528-4-person77"> Eleanor Davinant
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<interp inst="t17560528-4-person77" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I missed this waistcoat; and my husband and I went to enquired at the pawnbrokers; then Mrs. Roberts, said the prisoner had pawn'd the waistcoat there, and took it out in about five minutes after. The girl's mother was sent for; she came, and brought her key; saying she had got it under lock and key; so a woman took the key; and brought it. The flat iron was pawned at Mrs. Roberts's, by the prisoner, where I found it. We took up the girl, and before justice Welch she confessed she saw ply husband go out; and went to his lodgings and took the waistcoat and flat iron away.</p>
<persName id="t17560528-4-person78"> Sarah Roberts
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<interp inst="t17560528-4-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, in Catherine-Street, by Leicester fields; the child at the bar brought the waistcoat to me to pawn, and wanted a shilling on it, and it was taken out again in less than a quarter of an hour; by which means we found out the things when the prosecutor came to enquire after them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner confess she took the things?</p>
<p>S. Roberts. Yes, I did. The girl said no body knew any thing of it but herself.</p>
<persName id="t17560528-4-person79"> Henry Tempest
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<interp inst="t17560528-4-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; the prosecutor sent for me, and charged me with the prisoner. I heard her say she pawn'd the waistcoat for a shilling, and that she pawn'd the iron also.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her say how she came by them?</p>
<p>Tempest. No, I did not. I believe the prisoner lodges in the same house with the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. She does not live in the house where we do, she was an utter stranger to me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I pawn'd the waistcoat but for a shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-4-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the girl's father, he is a very honest man. I have seen the girl there, but know but little of her. I never heard any ill of her.</p>
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<p>Q. How old is she ?</p>
<p>Johnson. About eleven years of age.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-4-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the father and mother, I look upon them to be very honest people. I have seen the girl, and I know no ill of her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-4-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am father to the child. I know nothing of the affair. The prosecutor has been with me several times to get money to stop proceedings. I said I would give none: he said I was a very unkind father. He then sent for me to know what I designed to do; I said nothing at all, and hid him go about his business. Then he came and served a warrant on me; I had heard of it and had superseded it, and shew'd it to the constable.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever ask any sum of money of you?</p>
<p>Tompson. He said he had been at a great expence, but did not name what sum.</p>
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<p>Charles Rogers. I am a
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I know nothing of what they lay to my charge.</p>
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<p>180, 181. (L.)
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<p>Christopher Richards. I was coming home to my lodgings in White-Friars, on a Monday morning about two o'clock, five weeks ago. I met with the two prisoners in
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<interp inst="t17560528-6-person97" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
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<p>Q. Did you see her do it?</p>
<p>Richards. I can't say I saw her. I saw her hand come from my pocket; but can't say what she took out, for I did not know how much money I had in my pocket; her hand was clinch'd.</p>
<p>Q. Did she take so much as a shillings from you?</p>
<p>Richards. I know it was something above a shillings. I can swear I lost that. Then I went out and call'd the watchman, and he came. I went back with him to the door, which I found lock'd. I put my foot against it, and broke it open; there sat the 2 prisoners. I gave the watchman charge of them, he took them into custody, and they were sent to the compter. The next morning they were carried before my Lord-mayor, and I was bound over to prosecute.</p>
<p>Q. Did they confess any thing?</p>
<p>Richards. No, they pretended over-night that I had cut off their capuchines.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask them to go with you, or did they ask you ?</p>
<p>Richards. I believe we were all consenting.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-6-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. About 2 o'clock that Monday morning the watchman came to me, and said there was a man rob'd. I went and found the prosecutor. He charged me with the 2 prisoners, and they charged him; and I went with him to his house in Salisbury-court, where he took out his key and unlock'd the door; so I let him go to bed on his appearing in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. What are you ?</p>
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<p>182. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17560528-7-person103" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at the
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<p>Q. Why do you charge her ?</p>
<p>M. Bowman. Because I was sent for to justice Fielding's, and there saw my mug ( produced in court ) my name is on the bottom of it, The prisoner was at the justice's, and she own'd there she took it.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see it last, and where?</p>
<p>M. Bowman. The last time I saw it was in my own house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-7-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar brought this to me to pawn, and ask'd a guineas on it. I stop'd it, and her, and took them both to Mr. Fielding's, where was Mr. Welch. The prisoner said she would send for the owner of it. First she said she brought it from
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<interp inst="t17560528-7-person105" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , but did not know where she liv'd; at last she sent for the prosecutrix, and then own'd she took it from off the table.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560528-8-defend107 t17560528-8-deflabel43"/> of mine. I lost a great many things during the time he liv'd with me. There was a very large box which he took care to send from my country house to a house in Piccadilly. I got a warrant to search that box but it was gone then; upon which we open'd another little box of his (he was by at the time) there were 2 handkerchiefs, a towel, napkin, and other things (produced in court.) This napkin is part of a set. The towel has my mark on it U 12. There are 2 pocket handkerchiefs, which I put out of my
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175605280008"/> pocket a day or a before. The leather garters are what I used to do up my boots with. The 3 brass sockets are mine. As to the candles, I do not swear to them.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say at the opening of his box?</p>
<p>Underhill. At first he said there was nothing but what was his own.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether I did not offer master the garters 3 or 4 days before, and he desired me to put them by?</p>
<p>Underhill. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. When did you leave Warwickshire ?</p>
<p>Underhill. I left it at Christmas last.</p>
<p>Q. Is it not customary for your servants to have napkins to clean their plate?</p>
<p>Underhill. Yes, proper plate cloths, but not such as these.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner trusted with your plate?</p>
<p>Underhill. Yes, he was.</p>
<p>Q. Did your ever find any of that missing ?</p>
<p>Underhill. No, he dealt in smaller things.</p>
<p>Q. Had he things deliver'd to him as your butler, to have in his custody?</p>
<p>Underhill. He had.</p>
<p>Q. Had he an opportunity to have made his escape, the day he was taken, if he had been so minded?</p>
<p>Underhill. He had. I believe; but I suppose he did not care to go without his wages.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-8-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner, and was by when the box was opened.</p>
<p>Q. Where?</p>
<p>Symonds. In Mr. Underhill's parlour, at the powder mills on Hounslow-heath. The prisoner had the key of it, and open'd it himself. The things mentioned were taken out of it, which Mr. Underhill said were his property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I am innocent of taking any thing of my master's.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-8-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I knew the prisoner when he lived at my lord Bristol's where he had the charge of the plate; he is a very honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-8-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him 6 years and upwards; he is an honest faithful servant. I have known him to be trusted with hundreds of pounds, when he lived with captain Fowler and my lord Bristol; he always had a universal good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-8-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him 14 or 15 years; he is an honest a man as any in London, and has been intrusted largely with money and effects.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-8-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him from the year forty-two. He had the charge of Mr. Murray's plate, who was chaplain to the carl of Stairs. I have heard Mr. Murray say he was the honestest servant he had about the house.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>186. (M.)
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<p>187, 188, 189. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560528-12-defend137 t17560528-12-deflabel61"/>. I missed liquors at divers times, and other things. I suspected her by our finding a bunch of keys in her bed, under her head. We examined her, and she confessed that she had missed no opportunity of robbing me since she had lived with me, and mentioned things that I did not know of then. She signed her confession before the justice. I saw her and the justice sign it. It was read to this purport.</p>
<p>The voluntary confession of
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<p>'' The said
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<interp inst="t17560528-12-person147" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> maketh oath and faith, '' that some time before Christmas last she did feloniously '' steal, take, and carry away from out of '' her master's dwelling-house one lawn apron, value '' 5 s. two ribbons, value 6 d. one prayer-book, '' value 6 d. two yards and 3-qrs of lace, value 6 d. '' three womens caps, value 6 d. an old work'd '' border; and one towel, the goods of her master; '' and about the 20th of December she at divers '' times did steal and take away out of her master's '' house one bottle of gin, the property of her master. '' And further faith, on the 19th of March she '' had laid under her head a bunch of keys that '' would open the places where her said master kept '' his liquor; and that she had taken of liquor upwards '' of 100 gallons, besides candles and other '' things; and had committed divers other robberies '' and felonies in her master's house, in the '' commission of which her memory greatly fails '' her.''</p>
<persName id="t17560528-12-person148"> Mary Mason
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<interp inst="t17560528-12-person148" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor (some linen produced, part of the goods mention'd.) These are my property, which the prisoner, Taylor, own'd she stole from me.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing against the other two prisoners?</p>
<p>M. Mason. No, nothing but what Taylor confessed.</p>
<p>Q. to E. Mason. Do you of your own knowledge know any thing against the other prisoners?</p>
<p>E. Mason. No, nothing but what Taylor has said.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-12-person149" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17560528-12-person149" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard Taylor's confession both at her master's house, and also before the justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-12-person150" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard Taylor say she took half a guinea and an apron from out of her master's house; and the other prisoners received them of her.</p>
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<p>Taylor's defence. The other prisoners used to ask me to give them liquor at all opportunities.</p>
<p>Wyate and Elmes declared they knew nothing of what they were charged with.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>190. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17560528-14-person159" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lost the things mention'd in the indictment (mentioning them by name ) I think it was on the 17th of March.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose them from?</p>
<p>M. Eaton. From out of my trunk at my lodging in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560528-14-off70 t17560528-14-crimeloc72"/>. I had lived servant where the prisoner did. When I came away he used to come to my lodgings to see me. I suspecting him, took him up on suspicion, and carried him before justice Wright, and charged him with taking of them; he then own'd he took them from my lodgings, and said they were pawn'd in Copeland-Street. I went with the constable thither, and there we found them</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did not you give me liberty to take the cloaths? You know I lived with you as my wife, we cohabited together.</p>
<p>M. Eaton. No, I never did. He took the room, and told the people that he had a wife. I was but a week and four days in the house. I did not live with him in a criminal way. I never said I was married to him, he never call'd me his wife when I was by, in his life; he used to come when he pleased into the room.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I lived with the prosecutrix in Shug-Lane; she went for my wife, and gave me leave to pawn these things.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-14-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Shug-Lane. The prisoner came first to my house to take the lodging; my wife ask'd him if he had got a wife; he said he had; she then said she must see her; so he went and fetch'd the prosecutrix, and they took the lodgings together, and lived there about seven days.</p>
<p>Q. Did they lie together ?</p>
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<p>192. (M.)
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<p>194. (L.)
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<p>Q. When did you see it last?</p>
<p>Berkenhout. I had it in my hand but about a minute before.</p>
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<p>Another lad took the handkerchief out of the gentleman's pocket, and gave it to me; he was clear'd here last sessions.</p>
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<p>195. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17560528-18-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live almost facing Mrs. Alcock. I was standing at my door between seven and eight o'clock to the best of my knowledge, on the 20th of March. I saw a parcel of boys run across the way, and heard some glass break. I saw Mrs. Alcock's young man open her door, and then a man darted over the way to me; he had something white in his hand; as he ran, it drew after him, and he drop'd it in the channel. After he had got about half a dozen yards from me, he turn'd about, and walked gently by me; and when he had past me about half a score yards, there was a cry of stop thief. I said that was the man, and pointed to him, upon which they took him.</p>
<p>Q. Was any thing found upon him?</p>
<p>Talerton. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-18-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable. ( he produced six yards of printed linen, and some handkerchiefs, which were deposed to by the prosecutrix. )</p>
<p>Law. This piece of linen I pick'd up in the middle of the street.</p>
<p>Wimesley. These goods I had deliver'd into my care, before justice Withers, where the prosecutrix swore to them as her property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of the things than the child unborn. I can earn money enough to maintain my family, without doing any such things as these.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-18-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Bull-head alehouse in Dean-Street. I have known the prisoner about two years; he is a handkerchief weaver, pays honestly for what he has, and works hard for his living.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-18-person183" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him between 14 and 15 years; he work'd in my house a considerable time at weaving handkerchiefs. As far I know, he is a very honest just man.</p>
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<p>196, 197. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560528-19-off93 t17560528-19-crimeloc96"/>. On Saturday the 7th of February, about 6 in the evening, I went out of my shop for about a minute, and when I returned I missed 5 jackets and 3 pair of drawers. I know not who took them; they stood me in 1 l. 8 s. 6 d.</p>
<p>W illiam Richardson. About six o'clock, on the 7th of February, Wells and I were going down Chick-lane, where there was a shop door open, and nobody in it. Wells went in and brought out a jacket, and deliver'd it to me; he went in again, and brought out 4 jackets and 3 pair of drawers, and we went and sold them to Alexander Abrahams for 8 s. who knew we had stole them, and wish'd us good luck, saying he hoped to deal with us again.</p>
<p>Wells said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>For Abrahams.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-19-person193" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<p>Israel Jacobs. He lodged with me a year and an half, and behaved well; he used to sell pickles and anchovies. I know nothing of him for this last year and a half</p>
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<p>He had another indictment prefer'd against him for stealing goods to the value of 200 l. but it being laid as a high felony, he was not tried upon that.</p>
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<p>Q. What part of the shop did they lie in?</p>
<p>Reeve. The lawn and 3 pair of stockings were at one of the windows; and the waistcoat piece, capuchine, and many stockings at the other window I lost all the stockings at that window, except one single stocking.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you miss them ?</p>
<p>Reeve. I missed them in about 3 minutes after. I had just come into the shop, shut the door, and gone backwards. I looked, and saw the shop door open. I went in, and missed the things. About an hour after I went to justice Fielding, and told him the affair, who had some suspicion of the prisoner Cane being at the head of it, and he desired me to seek for him, and bring him before him; directing me to enquire in Chick-Lane of people that bought stolen goods, to see if I could find mine. I went but found none of mine. I had a man with me who had some knowledge of Cane, so we went in search of him, and found him at the One-Tun in George Alley. Cane went out of the tap room into a little parlour, and made his escape over a wall. I went and told justice Fielding we had seen him, and how he got from us, who order'd his men to be diligent in searching for him; and they took him and Williams in a day or two afterwards. They were brought chither, and I was sent for; but they confessed nothing and they were set at liberty. Then Cole and Roberts were suspected to be the people that rob'd me. Some time after this a man belonging to New-Prison came into my shop, and ask'd me if I had been rob'd. I said yes, and told him in what manner. Then he told me he thought if Cole could be taken he would squeak. He was soon taken and discover'd the rest, and it here to give evidence. The 2 prisoners were
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<p>Q. Did he say of what ?</p>
<p>Reeve. I had mention'd the goods. He said of the goods I had lost. Justice Welch wrote an order for Cane to be brought before him, after Cole was taken. I went with the messenger to Bridewell. Cane there discover'd the taking our stockings, the lawn, and other things which I had lost. He said there were 10 pair of stockings and an odd one.</p>
<p>Q. What might these goods be worth ?</p>
<p>Reeve. They lay me in 5 l. and upwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did Williams confess any thing ?</p>
<p>Reeve. Williams confessed at the Bear in Bow-Street, that he was concern'd in the robbery with Cane and Cole. I ask'd him the particulars, and he acknowledg'd every thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give you an account of the manner in which it was done?</p>
<p>Reeve. No, he did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-22-person212" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I, were all coming along Theobalds-Row together, and saw the prosecutor's shop without a light in it. Cane went in, and took out a capuchine, and a parcel of stockings; then Roberts and Williams went in, and took out some lawn and other things. I stood by the step of the door, and took them of them. There were 19 pair of stockings and an odd one, a capuchin, a piece of lawn, and a black piece of stuff to make a waistcoat. We carried them into George Alley, and look'd them over; then we went to Alexander the Jew, and sold them to him.</p>
<p>Q. Where does he live?</p>
<p>Cole. In Hounsditch.</p>
<p>Q. What did he give you for them ?</p>
<p>Cole. We sold the stockings for 18 pence per pair, the capuchine for 9 shillings, the piece of lawn for half a crown, and the waistcoat piece for half a crown. I was taken up, and the justice made me evidence, because I was the first that confessed. Cane was taken before justice St. Lawrence.</p>
<p>The prisoners had nothing to say in their defence.</p>
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<p>Thomas Tolley. On the 5th of February, about five in the evening, I had just been selling a pair of silk stockings, and not having time to tie the rest up, I put a string about them, and laid them at the end of the counter; this was on a Thursday. We did not miss them till the Saturday following, when I went round amongst the pawnbrokers, but could not find them. I went and told justice Fielding the case, who advised me to put it in the papers, with five guineas reward, which I did. When Cane and Williams were taken up, justice Fielding sent for me. I went, but they would not own any thing of taking the stockings. I proffer'd Cane, that if he was concern'd, and would own it, I would get him to be admitted an evidence if possible, and likewise give him two guineas. He would not own any thing of it, so they were discharged. After this, Cole was taken, who directly own'd the thing, and said Cane and Roberts were concerned with him in taking them, before justice Fielding and justice Welch. Then Cane and Williams were taken up again, and I went to Cane in Tothillfields bridewell, where he told me he put several pair into his breeches, and gave the rest to his companions, which were two dozen, and that he himself took them out of my shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say how many pair he put into his breeches ?</p>
<p>Tolley. No, he did not. He said he fill'd his breeches as full as he could. I missed 8 or 9 pair more than the 2 dozen.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say from what part of the counter he took them?</p>
<p>Tolley. He said he took them from the farther end of the counter.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say what was done with them?</p>
<p>Tolley. He said he sold them to
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<p>Q. What were they worth?</p>
<p>Tolley. Some cost me 15 shillings per pair out of my pocket. The cheapest cost me above 10 shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find them again?</p>
<p>Tolley. No, I never did. I search'd the Jew's apartment and was told he was gone into the country, selling of goods.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He has swore to more goods by half than ever he lost.</p>
<p>Tolley. There were 3 other witnesses that heard his confession, but I did not think there would be any occasion for them here.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-22-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Cane, Roberts and I were coming along the Strand the night before the fast, to see if we could get anything. Cane went into the prosecutor's
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<p>Q. How came he to go into the shop ?</p>
<p>Cole. Because there was nobody in it.</p>
<p>Q. Was the door open ?</p>
<p>Cole. It was.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it?</p>
<p>Cole. It was between 6 and 7 in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. How many pair of stockings did he take ?</p>
<p>Cole. I know of no more than 24 pair.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of stockings were they?</p>
<p>Cole. Silk.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with them?</p>
<p>Cole. We sold them to
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<p>[See him an evidence against West and Pryer, No. 179 and 180, in alderman Jansien's mayoralty, and also against Banks, No. 80, in this mayoralty.]</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17560528-23-person224" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 6th of March there came Charles Cane and another person about the size of the prisoner Williams, but I can't swear that he is the person, into my shop.</p>
<p>Q. What shop do you keep ?</p>
<p>E. Wagstaff. I keep a haberdasher's shop. I missed the things mentioned in the indictment the minute they were gone out. Cane staid longer in the shop than the other did. Upon missing the goods I pursued, and Cane was taken; the other was out of fight, so got off.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them take any thing?</p>
<p>E. Wagstaff. I saw the other person (not Cane) sambling at his breeches, and I mistrusted him. Then he pull'd out his own handkerchief, and I took no other notice of him. Cole the evidence was taken up that same night. I never found the handkerchiefs again.</p>
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<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Cole. I can't tell the day of the month; we took out 7 handkerchiefs, 5 silk and 2 cotton ones.</p>
<p>Q. Who took them?</p>
<p>Cole. Williams did; he brought them out in his breeches. We went out a little before Cane.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with them?</p>
<p>Cole. We sold four of them to Mrs. Powel at the bar.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-24-person231" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I can only say there were two such men came into the shop, to buy ribbands, on the 13th of February, and that the prisoner at the bar was one of them, for he looked earnestly at me, and I particularly observed him, and also saw the sattin on the counter a very little time before they came in, but I went out of the shop before they did.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. What was the reason she would not swear to me before the justice?</p>
<p>S. Monkford. It was Sarah Creamer that would not swear to him, I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-24-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner is the man that was along with me, when we took the sattin from off the counter of the prosecutrix's shop in St. Martin's Court.</p>
<p>Q. Who took it?</p>
<p>Cole. I took it.</p>
<p>Q. When did you take it ?</p>
<p>Cole. On the 13th of February.
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<p>Cole. There were 16 yard, of it.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with it ?</p>
<p>Cole. We sold it to
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<p>Q. What did you do with the money ?</p>
<p>Cole. We shared the money equally. We thought we had a bad price for it; and as we came back we call'd in at another shop to cheapen some, after that we thought we had a pretty good price for it, the people having ask'd a crown a yard for some.</p>
<p>Q. What is this
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<p>Cole. He fells things about the country. I had sold things to him before; and he told us if we had any thing to fell, he would buy it, be it what it would.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He swore before justice Welch that the prosecutrix was in the shop when it was taken.</p>
<p>Cole. I did not swear so.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. Did you hear Cole swear that you was in the shop at the time ?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. He did not swear I was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never saw Cole before in my life; there are more
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<p>Q. to Cole. How long have you known the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Cole. I have known him a year; he is the very man that went into the shop with me.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He is a very great villain; he will say any thing to save his own life.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner your servant ?</p>
<p>Maddin. No, there was not. I never saw her before to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-25-person241" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in my yard, but on turning my head about, I saw the prisoner going out of my shop. I ran after her, and said, mistress what have you been doing in my shop? She said she was going to sell the coat for me to a man.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her come into the shop ?</p>
<p>D. Maddin. No, I did not; I never saw her before to my knowledge. I brought her back. She had got another coat with her, but it was not mine. I stop'd her till my husband came home, and he got an officer, and secured her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-25-person242" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live opposite to the prosecutor. I saw the prisoner come out at his door with a coat, but did not see her take it. Mrs. Maddin came out and ask'd her what she had been doing. She said she was going to sell the coat for her; and I heard her say before the alderman she did not intend to steal the coat, but was going to sell into a man that was gone down the lane; at another time she said some body in the shop had told her the price of the coat.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I came to buy that coat for my husband, with some stockings and shirts, for he is going to Gibrakar; I had bought one before of a Jew; and I went to the door to call a friend to look at this in the light because the shop was dark.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-27-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 28th of February last the prisoner came to my house, and said he had got a cow to kill, and that he would bring her on the morrow about eleven or twelve o'clock; but on the Monday morning following, between five and six o'clock, he brought this bullock (it was a black bullock with a little white on the tip of the tail, two clips under the teat on the thigh, and one upon the rump ) he desired me to kill it directly, to cleave it down, and then quarter and weigh it, for there was a great wager laid about it; he said he must make haste to Smithfield, and went away. Upon seeing no country mark upon it, I mistrusted it was not honestly come by, and went to Smithfield to enquire if any body had lost a bullock, when Mr. Ireland said he had. Mr. Jefferson went with me, and said it was the bullock he had lost. The prisoner having said he would come soon to see it weigh'd, Mr. Jefferson staid, and in about a quarter of an hour after the prisoner came. He said, have you kill'd the bullock? I said, no. He said how long will it be first? I said stay a little, and took hold of him. Then we asked him how he came by that bullock, and he said another man hired him for 1 s. 6 d. to bring it to me to be kill'd. We took him before the justice, and there he said he brought it through Islington turnpike that morning between five and six o'clock.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I sent for a man and a woman that saw me bargain to bring the bullock through the turnpike to the slaughter-house; but they are not here. I thought my trial would not come on till Friday. The bullock was to have been killed for a wager, which one
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<p>212. (L.)
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<p>Then William Richardson was called, who deposed he had been at Abraham's lodgings, when Cole, Cane, and Williams were there; also that he had seen him with them at the house of Mr. Harvest, at the One Tun in George-Alley, bargaining for goods.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560528-32-off159 t17560528-32-crimeloc162"/>. My shop was rob'd of 8 silk handkerchiefs, but I knew not the persons till the prisoners were taken up. Shilock was brought to me by three officers, and told me he had rob'd my shop about a week before, along with some of his conforts. I asked him how he did it. He said he drew out a window shutter (shewing me how) then put in a hook at a broken glass, and took out 8 silk handkerchiefs in one piece, and sold them for 6 d. each. I went with them before the justice, where I heard his confession again, and saw him sign it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he broke the glass ?</p>
<p>A. Jones. I believe the glass was broke before. The prisoner Watts was examined also; I heard him confess he was by when Shilock took the things out.</p>
<p>James May. I,
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175605280016"/> men. On the 22d of March we went into Cable-Street. We did not see any houses of ill same open till we came to the last house of that sort; I made a stop at the door, and thought I heard somebody coming from the back room to the door, and the bolt and lock drawn back. A woman open'd the door and look'd out. I put in my staff, and she scream'd out. I saw a couple of lads in the room, who got up and ran to the left hand, open'd a door, and went in there. I went after them; where I found a necessary house, and a hole that a man might get into the vault. I put my staff down, then look'd, and found the 2 prisoners. I order'd them out, and they came up. I saw something look red, and got it up. They said, it did not belong to them. Then I ask'd the people of the house if it was theirs. They said, no. I secured them in the watch house, and carried the parcel with me. The next morning came justice Fielding's men, who had got a warrant for 6 men. They desir'd me to let them see the 2 lads we had got. One of them said, these are not the men we want, but they are 2 notorious thieves; let's take out the little one (which was Shilock) and examine him. We did so, and he would not confess for a long time. He said, if you don't confess and impeach Watts, he will impeach you, for he transported his wife, and had like to have done the same by his mother a little time ago. Then the prisoner said he stole the parcel, which were handkerchiefs, in Wapping, at Execution-Dock, and that there was another parcel in the place where he was taken, which the gentlemen did not see. Then I took him before justice Pell, and told his worship what the lad had inform'd me of. The justice desir'd us to go back, and see for the other parcel. We went, and Shilock with us. He went down into the place, and brought a parcel of handkerchiefs, 10 of them blue and white. We went to the justice's with them; then Shilock confessed he had been in company with the prisoner Watts about a month, and that they had committed several robberies, and had rob'd Mrs. Griffith's shop at Execution-Dock of 14 handkerchiefs. The justice desir'd we would take him with us, to shew us the shop. When we came there Mrs. Griffith was crying. We ask'd her what she had lost; she said some handkerchiefs. Shilock confessed also at the justice's that they rob'd Mrs. Jones. We took him there by his direction, and ask'd her if she had been rob'd. Her daughter told us they had lost a great many handkerchiefs some time ago. I ask'd if they had lost any within 8 or 10 days. She said no, at first. Then Mrs. Jones was call'd down, who said she had lost some handkerchiefs out of the window, or else they were sold. The boy said they stole a piece of 8 handkerchiefs. Then the daughter said she missed them, but her mother being ill she did not tell her of them, for fear of disturbing her. Then the boy shew'd us how he drew back the window shutter, putting in a hooked stick at a hole in the window. Then we took the boy to the justice again. Mrs. Jones went with us; there was also Mrs. Griffith. Then both the prisoners confessed the 2 robberies. The confession was taken in writing, and sign'd by the 2 prisoners and the justice. It was read in court, to the following purport:</p>
<p>'' The voluntary confession of
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<interp inst="t17560528-32-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and Elizabeth '' Dolison; that on Thursday the 16th instant, '' about 8 o'clock, they went into Wapping, '' in company with one Arthur, and pull'd back a '' window shutter belonging to a shop near King '' Edward's stairs, and took out 8 silk handkerchiefs; '' that on Friday the 19th they committed another '' robbery, and on the 22d they committed that at '' Mrs. Griffith's. Sign'd by the mark of Watts''</p>
<p>A memorandum was then read, wherein Shilock says, '' The above confession being read to me, I do '' acknowledge the several facts therein mention'd '' to be true, except that near the Field-gate, White-Chapel. '' Witness my hand (the mark of) James '' Shilock, March 24, 1756.</p>
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<p>Watts's defence. The constables took Shilock out of the watch-house and put a thing on his thumbs, which squeez'd them till the blood flew out of them, to make him confess; and they gave him liquor and made him fuddled, and then told him they wou'd bring somebody to swear his life away if he did not confess.</p>
<p>Shilock's defence. They kept me above an hour with the thing on me, and ask'd me if I'd have some gin, but I refused it.</p>
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<p>[For Watts see the trial of Boswell, No. 73, in this Mayoralty.]</p> </div1>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>John Brown. I am butler to Sir
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<p>Q. What are they worth each?</p>
<p>Brown. The dessart spoons are worth about 6 s. each, and the others about 18 d. each.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make a demand of any money?</p>
<p>Brown. No, he did not. The boy was there at the time. He said the first thing he brought there was in order to buy a pair of buckles. The prisoner is a shoe-maker, or cobler; his wife keeps a cutler's shop, and sells buckles and sticks. The boy and he were examin'd before the justice, where the boy confessed the stealing and he the buying of the things.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he knew them to be stolen?</p>
<p>Brown. No, he did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-36-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, and had a warrant to go and search the prisoner's house. I went to his stall where he works, and then to his house. His wife was in the yard, and all of a tremble. I said, we must have the things; she was very timorous in bringing them out at first, and fetched some of them by degrees. The children had some of the handkerchiefs about their necks.</p>
<p>Q. Was the man present?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-36-person311" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He was, but laid it almost all to the woman. I believe he might say he bought the teaspoons, and ask'd the boy how he came by them; who told him his master's son was very unlucky, and he gave him them to make money for him.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-36-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner Coram two years; he is very honest man.</p>
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<p>Mr. Showel. I live over-against him. I would have trusted him with 500 l. I have observed him working from five in the morning till eleven at night. He has a large family, and is an honest, industrious man.</p>
<p>Mr. Beater. I have known him two years; he is an honest, industrious man.</p>
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<p>Alexander Parker. I have known him two years and a half; if there is an honest man in the court, I believe he is one.</p>
<p>Richard Fleet. I have known him between four and five years; he has a very good character; he is my shoe-maker, and always did me justice.</p>
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<p>219. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17560528-38-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know em ver well. No longer as about two months ago de pick me up in de street. I did come along Vit-chapel, and was going home to Standup street.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. What did they say to you?</p>
<p>Neither. Dey said I shall treat dem wit some thing; so ve make agreement, and vent togeder on de bet.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go with them by consent?</p>
<p>Neither. I dit; dey perswade me so much to go a oaring.</p>
<p>Q. What happen'd there?</p>
<p>Neither. Ve vent on pair stairs, and on a bet; at de sam time I vas vit her on de bet she pick my poket. I never saw my vach since.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that she pick'd your pocket ?</p>
<p>Neither. Because dere was no oder parson dere; it was
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<p>Mrs. Colier. On the 9th of February the prisoner brought this silver cream pot (producing one) to my house, to pawn. I said if she would bring me another piece of plate with the same arms, if it was but a tea-spoon, she should have it again; or else I should stop it; that she said she could easily do. Then she said, don't you know me? I said, I have seen you before, but you will give me leave to stop it. It being too late in the evening, when it came into my hand, to put it into the Daily-Advertiser; I said to her, I shall put you to two shillings expence; she said she did not care if it was six. She said, do you know Mr. Jennings the sadler? I said, yes, he is a very honest man, and if he comes and says it is your's, you shall have it again. Two days after my lady Milbank advertised it. I sent word, and my lady's servant came and brought a tea pot with the same arms on it; and I deliver'd it to him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find the prisoner again?</p>
<p>M. Colier. She was taken up for another offence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560528-41-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to my lady Milbank. On the 9th of February this pot was taken out of our house, with four tea spoons and a pair of sugar tongs, my lady's property. There was a woman on that day came and enquired for Mrs. Green. I order'd her to go down into her room, which she did, and Mrs. Green came to her. I took but little notice of her, and can't be sure that the prisoner is the woman. When she went out, she said it is most sad weather. About an hour after the footman came, and said the things were taken away. When the prisoner was before the justice she denied being the person.</p>
<p>Ann Green. I believe the prisoner to be the person that came to my lady Milbank's; but she is differently dressed to what she was then.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen her before?</p>
<p>A. Green. I had, three or four times, when she came from Mrs. Brown's with messages to me; and I have seen her there. On the 9th of February, about two o'clock, I was call'd down from my lady's dressing room by the last witness to her, I verily believe. She said she came from Mrs. Brown, to measure a hoop of my lady's, which Mrs. Brown had made, saying a lady was to have one made in the same manner. I told her to go into my room. I believe the cream pot was there then, but I had not the care of it. Then I went up stairs and brought the hoop down, and she measured it; after that, she desired to see a smaller hoop; I went up again, and sent one down by my lady's chamber maid, but she returned, and said there was no woman there. In about an hour after the footman came and ask'd me if I knew where the cream pot was; then, as the woman went away without her errand, I mistrusted she had taken it; then I sent to Mrs. Brown's, and her servant came and let me know she had been discharged from her service about thirteen or fourteen months, and that she was a very idle person. The prisoner own'd before the justice, that she had seen me when she lived with Mrs. Brown.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I know nothing of what is laid to my charge.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175605280019"/>There was another indictment against her, by the names of Wilkerson, otherwise Shakestaff, otherwise Wright, for stealing nine gold rings, and other things, but it not being capital, she was not tried upon it, being already cast for transportation.</p>
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