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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175610200001"/>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 20th, Thursday the 21st, and Friday the 22d of OCTOBER,
<p>In the Thirtieth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER VIII. for the YEAR 1756. Being the Eighth 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>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175610200002"/>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; My Lord Chief Justice Willes, * Mr. Justice Clive. + The Honourable Mr.
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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>Hampson Gurry</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>397. (L.)
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<p>Francis Hobman. That hogshead belongs to Mess. Mure and Campbel. (
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I went by the hogshead and saw one person take a handful, and another the same; but I never touch'd it.</p>
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<p>398. (M.)
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<p>John Pinchbeck. I am a
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<p>Catharine Aringdell. The prisoner lodged in my house one night, and took the things away which are mentioned in the indictment. He was taken, and own'd the fact, and sent for his wife. She brought the two pair of sheets, the pressing iron, and pair of shears again.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was taken very ill and fouled the sheets in the night, and I took them to the washerwoman to be wash'd, and she pawn'd them; I took the other things to do a job with for a day or two.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Did you lay two pair of sheets on the prisoner's bed?</p>
<p>C. Aringdell. I had taken a dirty pair off, and put a clean pair on, and the dirty pair were left in his room that night.</p>
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<persName id="t17561020-4-person49"> George Keith
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<interp inst="t17561020-4-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I work in the sword-cutlery way, and live in Gardner's-Lane, King-Street, Westminster. On the 2d of this instant, between the hours of four and five in the evening, I heard a knocking at the door, but was not the first person that came down. I saw nobody there, and the key of my street door was taken away; I also missed a sword, the property of His Majesty. The prisoner was taken up about eight or nine days after; he had the same sword which I missed, and he deliver'd it to the constable in my presence.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am so superannuated I know not what I do, any more than the man in the moon; I never wrong'd man, woman or child.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-4-person50"> John Keith
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<interp inst="t17561020-4-person50" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-4-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am on to the other witness. The prisoner knock'd at our door on the 2d of this instant, between four and five in the afternoon. I heard the sash of the window rise up; after which somebody came in and call'd, Master. I came down, but did not see any body. I know it was the prisoner that call'd Master.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>J. Keith. About four or five years, and have been in company with him several times. I missed a regimental sword belonging to the first regiment of guards. I believe the prisoner is out of his senses.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-4-person51"> Samuel Carr
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<interp inst="t17561020-4-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, and took the prisoner up this day se'n-night at an alehouse near the Horse-ferry; he went home and fetch'd this sword and sheath, and deliver'd them to me (the sword produced in court.) I believe he is not in his senses.</p>
<p>Q. to G. Keith. Is this the sword you lost?</p>
<p>G. Keith. It is No. 19. the same sword.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I can't speak as I would. I gave a woman 2 s. 3 d. for the sword; I thought it no harm to have it, and I gave it the man again.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-4-person52"> William Rogers
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<interp inst="t17561020-4-person52" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-4-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him 16 or 17 years. I verily believe he is now out of his senses, but I always took him to be an honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-4-person53"> James Pettit
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<interp inst="t17561020-4-person53" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-4-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him seven years; he lodged with me, and is an old cloaths man. I never knew any ill of him.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-4-person54"> David Davidson
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<interp inst="t17561020-4-person54" type="given" value="David"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner some time, and always took him to be a very honest man; but he has been out of his senses two years.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-4-person55"> Hugh Spencer
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<interp inst="t17561020-4-person55" type="given" value="Hugh"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-4-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Orchard-Street, Westminster; I have known him about 18 years, and know no ill of his character.</p>
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<p>401. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17561020-5-off17" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one cloth coat, value 5 s. </rs> the property of
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<persName id="t17561020-5-person60"> William Harvest
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<interp inst="t17561020-5-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost my great coat, and the prisoner was taken with it upon him, and carried before a magistrate, and there in my hearing said he found it. Mr. Barringer can give the court a better account.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-5-person61"> Richard Barringer
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<interp inst="t17561020-5-person61" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-5-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Harvest serves me with liquors, and he was at my house at a treat. The coat was tied on the saddle of his horse in the stable. I missed it, and suspecting the prisoner, my little child directed me which way he was gone. I persued, and took him with the great coat upon him, and he delivered it to me (the coat produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>402. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17561020-6-off22" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-6-off22" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one stuff gown, value 4 s. one silk petticoat, value 6 s. two silver tea spoons, one linen handkerchief, one pair of worstead stockings, and one linen shirt </rs>, the property of
<persName id="t17561020-6-victim65" type="victimName"> James Kirby
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<interp inst="t17561020-6-victim65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<persName id="t17561020-6-person66"> James Kirby
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<interp inst="t17561020-6-person66" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-6-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost the goods mention'd in the indictment, and suspecting the prisoner, found the handkerchief and stockings upon her. I took her up, and charged her with taking the goods mention'd, and she confessed she sold the gown and petticoat.</p>
<p>Q. Did you promise you would not prosecute her if she'd confess?</p>
<p>Kirby. I did; but she would not confess then. She did afterwards.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-6-person67"> Dennis Kirby
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<interp inst="t17561020-6-person67" type="given" value="Dennis"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-6-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor. The prisoner confessed she took the goods and threw them out of the window.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>D. Kirby. At Hendon. She had some of them on her back, and she said she carried the gown and petticoat to London, and sold them; the gown for 8 s. and the petticoat for 6 s. and 6 d.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175610200004"/>Q. Did she live with you ?</p>
<p>D. Kirby. No.</p>
<p>Q. How could she get into the house ?</p>
<p>D. Kirby. She said she got in at the window. The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<p>Mr. Nichols. I have known the prisoner from her birth. She had a good character before this, and as for this I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Mr. Brooks. I have known her two or three years, and never knew any ill of her; how this affair happened I cannot tell.</p>
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<p>403. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561020-7-defend69 t17561020-7-deflabel28"/>, and I trusted him with the care of my cloaths and linen.</p>
<p>Q. How long was he your servant?</p>
<p>Vanhonrigh. Above three years. My cloaths were in boxes and trunks in my lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose ?</p>
<p>Vanhonrigh. I lost four suits of cloaths, I can't say how many shirts. There were five coats, two silk waistcoats, and two cloth ones, a pair of silver spurs, a pair of boots, and some silk stockings missing.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>Vanhonrigh. I did not miss them till he absented himself and wrote me a letter, giving me an account of them, the 7th instant; that he was in distress, and had pawn'd them for twelve guineas. These were cloaths that I did not often wear, so I did not miss them before. I had him taken up on the 9th. I brought him before justice Fielding, and there he told me where he had pawn'd them, being at four places.</p>
<p>Q. Name the persons names.</p>
<p>Vanhonrigh. Mr. Morris, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Ashburnham, and Mr. Parker. They are all here, and the cloaths.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-7-person74"> John Norris
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<interp inst="t17561020-7-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. [He looks on a parcel of wearing-apparel.] These were brought and pawn'd with me by the prisoner at the bar at four different times.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lend him on them?</p>
<p>Norris. On one parcel. I lent him eight shillings and five pence, another five-shillings and six-pence; another six-shillings, and the other four shillings.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Look at these goods, do you know them?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They are all my property.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-7-person75"> James Brooks
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<interp inst="t17561020-7-person75" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-7-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in the Strand. The prisoner brought me these three coats and other things, which are here before me, at twelve different times.</p>
<p>Q. How many articles are there of them?</p>
<p>Brooks. There are thirteen of them.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Do you know these goods?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They are my property.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-7-person76"> Thomas Parker
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<interp inst="t17561020-7-person76" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-7-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner brought and pawn'd with me, two coats, some waistcoats, and three shirts. These are the same (looking at them.)</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Do you know these cloaths ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They are all my property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been greatly distressed by sickness, and from time to time I carried these things out; but not finding myself able to get them again, I wrote my master a letter; that if he would advance me twelve guineas to get them out I'd ask for no more money til l I had made it clear. I leave it to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<p>405. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17561020-10-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner hired a ready furnish'd lodging of me some time in this month, I know not the day; she gave me six-pence earnest, and the Friday following she and the sheets were missing. I took her up, and before justice Gower she own'd she put the sheets on her bed by my order, but did not know what was become of them.</p>
<p>Q. What were the sheets worth ?</p>
<p>Knowler. They cost me three half crowns, and never were wetted but once.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I never took the room of him, a man that I lived with hired the room.</p>
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<p>407. ( M.)
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<p>Q. What reasons did he assign?</p>
<p>Murphy. He had been at our house, and wanted to buy a spotted dog of mine, asking me a guinea to boot betwixt this watch and my dog. He came again in a day or two after, when we agreed for half a guinea to boot, which I gave him, and he took away the dog and left the watch, the same which he put into his pocket; at that time he said he was advised to take the watch away.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear that the dog had been stolen from a gentleman, who had claim'd him of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Murphy. I did hear so.</p>
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<p>409. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561020-13-defend100 t17561020-13-deflabel58"/> to Mr. Warder, a ferril maker, and came to my shop the 23d of last month for 2 lb of cheese for a neighbour. I said if they wanted it they would have sent somebody else. I thought he was gone away, but on seeing him go out a little time after, I look'd about, and missed twelve shillings in half-pence, which were in a little wooden tray behind the counter. I call'd after him, but was afraid to leave my shop to run after him. He was taken the next day, and I charging a constable with him he own'd he took the halfpence away, some of which were found upon him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. He said he would hit me a good knock if I would not say I took the money.</p>
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<p>410. (M.)
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>S. Seymore. I live at Ratcliff-Cross.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Look at these things, do you know them?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. They are my property.</p>
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<p>411. (M.)
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<p>Q. Did you get any of your things again ?</p>
<p>Duncan. No, I did not. She had some silver about her, but none of my things. She told me yesterday in the prison that I gave her the buckles.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain the prisoner is the woman?</p>
<p>Duncan. To the best of my knowledge I believe she is.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the prosecutor till I was taken up.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was indeed.</p>
<p>Q. Are you subject to its ?</p>
<p>Duncan. I am, and was discharged out of the service on that occasion.</p>
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<p>413. 414. (M.)
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<p>Ellen Merriott. I am wife to George, but do not live with him. I live with my mother
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<p>Court. Name them.</p>
<p>E. Merriott. A gown.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of that ?</p>
<p>E. Merriott. Four-pence. I lost five caps, one of them a muslin one</p>
<p>Q. What do you value them at ?</p>
<p>E. Merriott. At a penny each. I lost two linen handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Q. What do you value them at?</p>
<p>E. Merriott. Two-pence. I lost one silk handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of that ?</p>
<p>E. Merriott. One-penny. I lost two aprons, value two-pence, and a hat, value one penny.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose them from ?</p>
<p>E. Merriott. From out of my mother's house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see these valuable things since?</p>
<p>E. Merriott. They were brought home by Rose Banks. I know nothing against Pitcher or she either.</p>
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<p>415. (L.)
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<p>Q. How much is there of it ?</p>
<p>Harison. There are a eleven yards and half. I sent for a constable, and took him to the Mansion House.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-18-person131" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came into our shop the 24th of September, and desired to look at some ribbons. I took down the drawer with ribbons in it, and set it before him. He look'd at a good many pieces, and kept a piece in his hand; he pitch'd upon some, and desired me to cut off one yard. When I was cutting off the yard, I missed the piece out of his hand. I look'd for it, and saw it in his pocket, as he stopped down. I said, there it is, to my uncle that stood by me. After that, he himself took it out of his pocket, and laid it on the counter.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was always a hard working lad. I am innocent of the thing. I pick'd it up off the ground, and gave it to a fat gentlewoman that was in the shop.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<p>Q. What is the prisoner's character?</p>
<p>W. Hussey. He sells greens about with a cart. I never heard any harm of him in my life. He is a very good seaman. He was at sea I believe seven years before I knew him.</p>
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<p>416. (L.)
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<p>417. (L.)
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<p>Q. How long had he been your apprentice ?</p>
<p>Cheltenham. About fifteen months. Some time past, I could not apprehend how he came by so much money as he spent, going to clubs, and being out late at nights. I ask'd him how he supported it. He said he borrowed the money. Last Monday I put six-shillings and six-pence into the till, with two farthings, all in copper. I went out of the way in the afternoon, and desired my wife to keep the children out of the shop. When I came home at night, I sent him of an errand. Then I told the money, and found nine-pence missing. In the morning I went out again, and when he came to my wife for the key, I bid her tell him I was gone out, which she did. After that I told [I had an opportunity, he being gone out] the money, and missed one-shilling and six-pence more. Then I charged him with having taken this money. He owned it, and shew'd it me in a canvas bag. I ask'd him for the key with which he open'd the till, and after some time he produced it; and after that he own'd to me he had, within a fortnight, taken out about seven shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make him any promises?</p>
<p>Cheltenham. I said, I am glad I did not mark the halfpence, and that I'd beg the court to be tender, and send him on board a ship, sooner than hang him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-20-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I happened to be at the prosecutor's, and heard the prosecutor charge the prisoner with taking two shillings and three-pence. He own'd it, and said he had taken about seven shillings out of the till, since he had had that key; which was about a fortnight. I saw him deliver the key to his master, and I opened the till with the key myself.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did not my mistress use to go that drawer?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, not that day. I had the key myself.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never tried the key, and am very innocent of what I am charged with; I had borrowed half a crown on Sunday last of Mr. Twycross, and in the evening, I changed it into halfpence, being very dry, with a milkwoman in Fleet-Street, to drink a halfpenny worth of milk.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Twycross. I am a victualler, and live in Long-Lane. I have known the prisoner about a year and half, and I never heard any ill of him. He borrowed half a crown of me last Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in one piece?</p>
<p>Twycross. I do not know that now.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it?</p>
<p>Twycross. Much about three in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he go afterwards?</p>
<p>Twycross. Indeed I can't tell.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-20-person145" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner all the days of his life. I am his grandmother. He is a very honest lad. I never knew any ill of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-20-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him seven or eight years. I never knew any ill of him, and was he clear'd, I'd take care of him till I could get him to sea.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-20-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about half a year, and always understood him to be a very honest sober lad.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-20-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a scowerer, and live in Bartholomew-Close; I have known him seven years. I work'd with him two years, and never knew any harm of him till this affair.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-20-person150" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a baker, and have known the prisoner betwixt six and seven years. I never heard any otherwise but that he was a very honest lad, till this day.</p>
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<persName id="t17561020-22-person163"> Sarah Brandiss
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person163" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live servant with Mr. Holyland, at
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner a servant in that house?</p>
<p>S. Brandiss. He had been, but not in my time.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the porter lie?</p>
<p>S. Brandiss. About four yards from the place that was broke open.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the boy lie?</p>
<p>S. Brandiss. He lay with him, but the porter was very much in liquor.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person164"> Nicholas Silver
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was a servant in the house at the time.</p>
<p>Q. In what capacity?</p>
<p>Silver. I was waiter there. The last witness came up stairs, and told me as she has here mentioned. I went down with her, and saw the wood cut away from the door of the book cafe; it was wrench'd away from the lock, and I found a cooper's tap-borer left there. I went up stairs and found a window open, and a ladder of ropes in the room; the corner of the lead-work was turn'd up from the wood.</p>
<p>Q. How long had the prisoner been gone away then?</p>
<p>Silver. He had been discharged about eleven months.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person165"> Mary Holyland
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person165" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband keeps the Bell tavern in Friday Street. I went to bed betwixt eleven and twelve on the 13th of September, and lock'd the doors myself. I saw the parlour windows fronting Friday-Street bolted. Next morning I was told my house had been rob'd. I went down and examined the book-cafe (which was broke open with a borer) and missed a pair of stone buckles which I had put there myself; two parcels of money, one about thirty shillings, the other about forty; I saw a guinea among it. I had the keys of this case, which stands behind the bar, the till of which was also broke open, wherein there were about the value of five shillings in good halfpence and a paper of bad halfpence, about two shillings worth; there was also an iron box with about five shillings in it belonging to one of the apprentices, and a bit of paper containing an account of what I laid out for him, which paper I always kept in that box, and put the box in the till. I wrote upon that paper what I paid for the boy after Mr. Holyland went out of town; it consisted of some of my husband's writing and some mine.</p>
<p>Council. This paper was sealed up by the grand jury.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this paper.</p>
<p>M. Holyland. This is the same paper that I mean, which I kept in the tobacco box. The last time I
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<p>Q. How came you to fix upon the prisoner, to take him up?</p>
<p>M. Holyland. Mr. Willets a plaisterer and two of his men came and told me they saw a man in Distaff-Lane, between the hours of three and five, describing his person and voice, which answer'd that of the prisoner; upon which I caused him to be taken up, my husband being out of town. The constable brought the prisoner to my house, who ask'd me what I had to alledge against him. I desired the constable to take him somewhere else, and he carried him to the Bull head in Bread Street. When he found he was going before my Lord mayor he desired to speak with me; he said he was quite innocent of the thing charged against him, but rather than be exposed he would make it up, and laid down I believe ten shillings upon the table, saying if that was not sufficient, and he had enough in the world, he would give it.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. The constable that took me up said, If I would own it she would make it up for 3 or 4 guineas, is not that true?</p>
<p>M. Holyland. No, I know of no such thing.</p>
<p>Q. How long before this robbery was it that you wrote upon this paper?</p>
<p>M. Holyland. I wrote upon it some time in September.</p>
<p>Q. How much money might you lose?</p>
<p>M. Holyland. There was about 10 s. lost out of the till</p>
<p>Q. What out of the book cafe?</p>
<p>M. Holyland. Two parcels of money, one about thirty shillings, the other about forty.</p>
<p>Council for the Crown. Had you any occasion to open the box, from the time you wrote upon this paper till this robbery?</p>
<p>M. Holyland. No.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person166"> James Compton
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, and took up the prisoner on suspicion of his breaking Mr. Holy-land's house. The next day I went with him before alderman Gosling, where he said that the morning the robbery was committed he was at the Horns in Gutter Lane, having spent the evening there in company till one or two o'clock, when he went away in order to go home, but thinking the family was gone to bed he was not willing to disturb them, and went with a woman of the town, whom he met with at Holbourn-bridge, to some street near the watch house in High Holbourn, where he stay'd and drank some negus; he said he could find the house out, so I went thither with him in a coach, but not being able to find it, tho' we went to all the streets thereabouts, and into several houses, I brought him back to Guildhall. But we found out Mrs. Hays's house, where he said he had bought a handkerchief; they said he had been there that morning and bought a handkerchief, but paid 6 d. short, which he then paid.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you inquire at the Horns in Gutter-Lane ?</p>
<p>Compton. I did.</p>
<p>Q. How long did they say he staid there?</p>
<p>Compton. They said the house was shut up at two, and he might stay there till half an hour after one.</p>
<p>Q. What time was he at Mrs. Hays's?</p>
<p>Compton. About a quarter after six.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person167"> William Willets
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a plaisterer, and live in Distaff-Lane. On the 14th of September I was up at half an hour after three in the morning, and going to Little-Distaff Lane I perceived a man standing upon the step of Cordwainers-Hall (which is about four doors off the prosecutor's house, on the other side of the way) who was about the height and bulk of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say you believe it was he?</p>
<p>Willets. I can not. I tied my garters up at the corner, and the same person came behind; I went then into my own house, where I staid about a quarter of an hour, and went from thence into Cheapside, where my men were at work; I stay'd there till five o'clock, and then sent one of my men home and follow'd him, when I again saw that same person with the sides of the rope-ladder in his hand, I verily believe.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person168"> Robert Wright
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a servant to the last witness, that morning I saw a person which I believe to be the prisoner (I can't say down right. ) It was about ten minutes before five o'clock. He ask'd me if I wanted the plaisterers. I said, yes. He said they are gone down the lane.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know this man before that time?</p>
<p>Wright. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him speak before the justice?</p>
<p>Wright. I did; but he spake more boldly before the justice than he did to me.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person169"> Joseph Timberly
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a plaisterer, I can't swear the prisoner is the man, but the man I saw was about his height and bigness, that very night my master speaks of.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person170" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep the Horns, in Gutter Lane. I remember the time this robbery was committed. The prisoner was at my house, and breakfasted with me between nine and ten. The night before the robbery, he spent the evening (at a club) at my house, and staid till about five minutes before two. I saw him when he went away.</p>
<p>Q. Was he clean or dirty?</p>
<p>M. Ashpinwall. He was very clean.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear of a wager laid?</p>
<p>M. Ashpinwall. I was in the room, and a half crown was thrown down by the prisoner, to bind the wager, which was for a guinea, and he said he had not a guinea. When they came down the reckoning came to nine-pence each One gentleman paid a shilling, and he insisted they should all pay alike, and leave money for the servant. I gave the prisoner three-pence out of a shilling, and he spent that at the bar in liquor.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say about the halfpence ?</p>
<p>M. Ashpinwall. He said it was not worth his while to put them in his pocket, as having no more.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in liquor?</p>
<p>M. Ashpinwall. He was in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. What did he drink at the bar ?</p>
<p>M. Ashpinwall. He drank a couple of glasses there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see he had any thing of bulls about him?</p>
<p>M. Ashpinwall. He had nothing at all about him.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a ladder?</p>
<p>M. Ashpinwall. No.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person171"> Jane Clark
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person171" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Mrs. Ann Hays's, at a sale-shop, Middle Row, St. Giles's. The prisoner came to our house on the 14th of last month, at about a quarter after six in the morning, and said he wanted to buy a ruffled shirt. He bought one. It cost nine shillings, and he paid for it in silver. He bought a handkerchief and neckcloth. One cost three shillings, and the other half a crown, and paid that five shillings and six-pence in halfpence. He had several bad halfpence about him, and gave me six-penny worth of them, and said. If I would not take them, he'd throw them away. At his first coming in, he told me he came twenty miles that morning (from Chichester) in the stage coach, to the Packhorse on Turnham Green, and that he had walked from thence to our house, and was very tired, and faint, and wanted to get him a pot of purl; I said, there was none to be got. Then he desired us to get him a pint of rasbury. There was none of that. Then he wanted to get a quartern of gin, and my fellow servant fetch'd it. He had a barber fetch'd, and was shaved, and paid him in halfpence. I joak'd with him, and said, I thought he had stood at a good corner that morning. He said, he had got a great many halfpence, which he took out of his father's bag, and that I had them as he had them.</p>
<p>Q. Was he clean or dirty?</p>
<p>J. Clark. He was extreamly dirty. His hands were of the colour of lead, and he desired to wash them. I carried him some water and soap, and he desired to have a scrubbing brush to get the dirt of his hands. I carried the brush to him, and brush'd the cobwebs off his cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take notice of any particular piece of paper?</p>
<p>J. Clark. I did. When he pull'd the money out of his coat pocket to pay, he pull'd out a piece of paper with it, which fell down. When he had paid me, he took up the paper and read it, and threw it from him into the window.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this paper.</p>
<p>J. Clark. (She took it in her hand.) Here is the mark I made on it. This is the same. It remain'd in the window till my mistress came home from Kentish Town. Then I told her I had had a customer from Chichester that morning, and that I had sold him a shirt and handkerchief. She thought it might have been a customer of her's these, that with her very largely, and was angry with me for letting him go before she came. I said, I kept him as long as I could, and that he went away about nine, and left a piece of paper behind him, by which she might tell what trade or business he is of. She look'd at it, and said, I can't tell by this; but it is one that is very curious, for he sets down what his shoes and mending costs; I'll lay it by till I see him again, and lock'd it up in her cupboard, in the parlour. I never saw it after, till the 23d of the same month.</p>
<p>Q. How came that paper to light?</p>
<p>J. Clark. On the 23d Mr. Holyland came to our house, and examined me, whether I had seen any thing of his; after he had been told by my mistress, and shewn this paper. When she ask'd him if he knew any thing of that paper, he immediately said it was his and his wife's hand writing. The next day we went before justice Fielding, and there Mr. Holyland swore to the paper, as part of his hand writing.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you see the prisoner the second time?</p>
<p>J. Clark. He came the 14th of September, and I saw him again the Thursday following at Guildhall.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any talk about this paper at Guild-Hall.</p>
<p>J. Clark. It was not mention'd there.</p>
<p>Q. Do you not know some of the servants at Mr. Holyland's?</p>
<p>J. Clark. I did not before the robbery.</p>
<p>Q. Did not one of them frequently come to your house?</p>
<p>J. Clark. No, never; only when they sent for me to come to Guild Hall. That was the drawer that came then.</p>
<p>Q. How came Mr. Holyland to ask you after something more of his property?</p>
<p>J. Clark. He said, he lost some buckles, and ask'd me after them; I said, I saw a pair of buckles, but did not know what they were made of.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person172"> Mary Wade
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<persName id="t17561020-22-person173"> Ann Hays
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person173" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , of Middle Row, St. Giles's. The prisoner came to our house and bought a rustled shirt, handkerchief and neckcloth. He paid for the neckcloth and handkerchief in halfpence, and at that time produced six pennyworth of bad ones. At his first coming in, he ask'd if he could be wash'd and shaved there, and I said he might. My fellow servant was in the kitchen at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Was he very dirty?</p>
<p>M. Wade. His hands were. I can't say as to his cloaths.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person174"> Ann Hays
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person174" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was not at home when the prisoner came to my house. When I came home my servant told me there had been a gentleman there, who came from Chichester, and had bought a russtled shirt, handkerchief and neckcloth, and with all he had left a bit of paper, and as she could not read, gave it to me, and I read it. It was about shoes making and mending, and paying for them. I thought it had been a customer of mine that lived at Chichester. I took and lock'd it up directly, thinking if he came again I'd give it him.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this paper.</p>
<p>A. Hays. (She takes it in her hand.) This is the same paper. Here is my name which I wrote upon it.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with it?</p>
<p>A. Hays. I shew'd it to Mr. Holyland when he came, who desired me to come with it the next day to justice Fielding's, and there it was seal'd up to go before the grand jury.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not at home when the prisoners came to your house?</p>
<p>A. Hays. I was not when he bought the things, but was at home when he came afterwards with the other persons.</p>
<p>Q. What was the reason you did not shew them this paper then?</p>
<p>A. Hays. Really I did not think of it then.</p>
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<p>Q. What is the nature of the paper?</p>
<p>Holyland. It is an account of money paid for mending and making shoes for our apprentice.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this paper kept?</p>
<p>Holyland. It was generally kept in an iron tobacco box, with the boy's money, and put in the till; we have four partitions in the till, and it was kept in the back partition.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the care of the till?</p>
<p>Holyland. My wife had at that time, I being out of town when the robbery was committed.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How near to the till and book-cafe did your servant lie?</p>
<p>Holyland. He lay in an open place in the entry, not a great distance off.</p>
<p>Q. At coming down stairs are not you obliged to go through that entry to go to the book-cafe?</p>
<p>Holyland. Yes, we are.</p>
<p>Q. Are there not doors between?</p>
<p>Holyland. There are two, but they are always left open.</p>
<p>Q. Does not one of your boys lie with the servant?</p>
<p>Holyland. Yes, he does.</p>
<p>Q. How high is your one pair of stairs window?</p>
<p>Holyland. It is 14 or 15 foot; I mean that which fronts Distaff Lane, the room the rope-ladder was found in.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think a drunken man could get up 14 or 15 foot high, then open a window and come down, and not awaken your servant?</p>
<p>Holyland. The ladder I apprehend to be just the same as any other ladder; it is very unlikely it should be done without awaking my servant, but
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<p>Q. Does your boy get in liquor?</p>
<p>Holyland. No, he does not.</p>
<p>Q. What were the contents of that piece of paper?</p>
<p>Holyland. The boy's little accounts were kept on it.</p>
<p>Q. Give an account how you first saw this piece of paper again.</p>
<p>Holyland. I came to town on the 20th of September and a day or two after being inform'd that a pair of buckles had been seen in Middle Row, at a shop where the prisoner had been, I went to the woman, who told me she saw a pair of buckles, but she could not take upon her to say they had stones set in them; she then ask'd me if I had lost any paper, and on my reply that I could not tell, she open'd a place and took out this paper, which I told her was mine, desiring her to take care of it, and bring it with her on the morrow.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner once live with you?</p>
<p>Holyland. He did.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Holyland. Look at this paper; see if you can find your own hand-writing.</p>
<p>Mrs. Holyland. Yes, here is my writing upon it, (pointing to it.)</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. The prisoner lodged with me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he lie at home the night this robbery was committed?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. I live in the Fleet-market.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was he generally pretty regular as to coming home in the evening?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. He was.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. A very sober well behaved man, a man that I have trusted with a great deal; he has behaved exceeding well.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever know him distress'd for want of money?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever stay out in this manner before?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. He has staid out on nights before that time, but then I thought he might be at his uncle's.</p>
<p>Q. Has that been the case often?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. He has staid out two or three nights before.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he lodge at your house?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. I can't say how long; I believe about five months.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever apprehend, when he has stay'd out, that he was about such business as he is now charged with?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Had he an opportunity to have rob'd you of any thing?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. He had, of a great deal of money both in my drawers and shop, had he been so minded. I have trusted him to take money in my shop, and to go to my drawers; he has been a week together in my shop, while I have been in the country.</p>
<p>Q. What is your shop?</p>
<p>Mrs. Langley. It is in the coal trade: I have trusted him with 10 l. at a time; he has been faithful and just.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am quite innocent, I know nothing at all of what I am charged with, nor of that paper.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. How long did you stay?</p>
<p>Rakstraw. I stay'd there till the watchman was going two as I went out at the door; the prisoner went out when I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober ?</p>
<p>Rakstraw. He could not be very sober, because we had drank pretty freely, and we drank some dry drams at the bar going away. I was not very sober myself, neither was he, or any in company.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the prisoner and you part?</p>
<p>Rakstraw. We parted at the door.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing of a rope ladder that he had got?</p>
<p>Rakstraw. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Rakstraw. I have known him a month or better.</p>
<p>Q. How did he behave?</p>
<p>Rakstraw. He behaved exceeding well, which was the cause I took some coals of him.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Cobb. He was six months along with me, I always believed him to be an honest man. He was never out, but one night, after ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Cobb. I am an upholsterer.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since he lived with you?</p>
<p>Cobb. It is about nine months ago. He went from me to Mr. Cole in Fleet Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about eight years. He serv'd part of his time with me. He was a turnover for about four years.</p>
<p>Q. How was his behaviour?</p>
<p>Tipping. His behaviour was not agreeable while in my service; so I got rid of him as soon as he was out of his time.</p>
<p>Q. How was he as to honesty ?</p>
<p>Tipping. I can't say any thing as to that.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-22-person179"> John Shaw
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him betwixt seven and eight years.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Shaw. I live in St. John's Street.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character ?</p>
<p>Shaw. He has a very good character. I never heard any thing but that of a well behaved honest man.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Shaw. I am a distiller.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person180" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-22-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him pretty near two years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Wilbraham. I have always known him to be an honest prudent young fellow. He was always good natur'd, and has been a servant in several houses.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Wilbraham. I am a wine-cooper, and now keep a wine cellar.</p>
<p>Isabella Beatley. I have known him about twelve months.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>I. Beatley. He has a very good character: I have trusted him greatly in my shop and business.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>I. Beatley. I am a distiller. He has wrote out bills and received money for me. Should he be acquitted of this charge, I believe I should trust him equally as before, from the good opinion I have of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-22-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him some time, and never heard any thing bad of him till this affair. When it was his Sunday to go abroad, he would come to my house and go along with me. I have trusted him with upwards of four-score pounds at one time, and at other times forty pounds. He has paid money for me, and brought me receipts for it.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Sparrow. I always heard a good one of him.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Lorain. No. I never saw her before that time to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her in the shop?</p>
<p>Lorain. No, I did not. My little girl call'd, and said, papa, a woman has carried two rolls of silk out of the shop; so I ran out.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Lorain. Between nine and ten in the morning. She own'd she took them, and beg'd for mercy; saying. she did it through necessity, wanting money to carry her down into Kent to her friends.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of the silk?</p>
<p>Lorain. It is worth fourteen shillings.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
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<p>Q. From what part of your house?</p>
<p>Leader. From out of a one pair of stairs room.</p>
<p>Q. What do you value them at?</p>
<p>Leader. I believe I valued them in the indictment at fourteen pounds, ten-shillings and six-pence.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to find them?</p>
<p>Leader. Here is a gentleman in court that detected the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. When did he quit your service?</p>
<p>Leader. He did not quit my service at all.</p>
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<p>Q. Where is your shop?</p>
<p>Palmer. It is at the bottom of Chick-Lane. He came again on the 25th of September with other goods, and ask'd if we would buy them. My son said, this is the man that I bought the cloaths of, on the Saturday before. I look'd at the cloaths, and said I would not buy them. He immediately tied them up in his handkerchief and went out, I followed him, and at the end of Field Lane (at a brasier's shop) he went in and left them, and said he'd call for them immediately. These are part of the goods here produced, for I had the looking of them over in my shop, and know them well. I went into the brasier's shop, and ask'd the man of the shop if he knew the man that left the bundle. He said, no. Then I said, it was clear to me that he stole them, and beg'd he'd stop him and the bundle when he came for them. The prisoner came back in about a quarter of an hour, and the brasier sent him to my shop; he said, Sir, what is the meaning you stop the cloaths which I left at Mr. Walker's? I said, because I suspect you stole them, and the others also, which my son bought. He said, I don't care to expose myself, I came honestly by them, and pray let me have them; I said, if you be an honest man you need not be uneasy. Then he agreed to my taking the cloaths into my possession, and said he'd give me an account where he liv'd. Then I went with him to Mr. Walker's, and when we came to the door he ran away. Then I concluded the things were stolen, and advertised them on the Wednesday following. Going to the Exchange about half an hour after twelve o'clock I saw the prisoner at a musick shop, facing Bow-Church. I knowing his face immediately follow'd him to a house in Cannon-Street, where he carried a letter, and there I took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-25-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. There were a frock, a brown coat, and a great horseman's coat, which the prisoner at the bar pawn'd with me at two different times. (He takes them out from amongst the rest.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-25-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, land had two warrants to search the pawnbroker's houses When I came there, these goods were produced immediately.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Here is a gentleman or two to appear to my character. I never rob'd any body in my life.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Paterson. I keep a warehouse.</p>
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<p>Mr. Etherington. I have known him about a year. He used to come to our house to speak to his brother, that was an apprentice there. I never heard any thing bad of him.</p>
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<p>Benjamin Skingle. I live at Mr. Chavat and Limber's, in Crispin-Street, Spitalfields, who are in the handkerchief trade; on the 22d of September we lost a dozen of silk and cotton handkerchiefs out of our warehouse.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175610200015"/>Q. What were they worth?</p>
<p>Skingle. Twenty-four shillings; they were taken off the counter behind the door. I had sold them to a person but about half an hour before I missed them.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day did you miss them?</p>
<p>Skingle. I missed them about three in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Does the prisoner do business in your warehouse?</p>
<p>Skingle. No, he used to do business at the printer's.</p>
<p>Q. How came he there?</p>
<p>Skingle. He came to get a petition sign'd, and I bid him stay a little; he went out to a publick house, but did not come back: This was a little before two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him take them?</p>
<p>Skingle. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Were they ever found again ?</p>
<p>Skingle. No, they were not; he was taken up, and being charged with them confessed he took them, before Peter Turquend.</p>
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Turquend. This was about a week after; he confessed he took a dozen of handkerchiefs out of the warehouse from behind the door.</p>
<p>Q. What were they worth?</p>
<p>Turquend. About 24 s.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defenc e. I am not guilty of it.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<p>Q. What is the value of it?</p>
<p>Shepherd. I believe it is worth half a crown; it is a silk handkerchief, not much worn.</p>
<p>Q. How far was the prisoner from you?</p>
<p>Shepherd, About a rod distance.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen the handkerchief last?</p>
<p>Shepherd. I know I had it in my pocket about an hour before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-28-person218" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As I was walking down Bishopsgate Street the prisoner brush'd by me, the prosecutor being before; after that the prosecutor charged him with taking his handkerchief, and about a minute after I saw him take it out of the prisoner's hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner take the handkerchief ?</p>
<p>Sobard. No, I did not; he is a weaver, and the master he has work'd for these twelve years told me he never heard he wrong'd any body before, but he could not be here.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I took the handkerchief from off the ground and put in on the post, I was not nigh the gentleman.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Cheek. No, if I had been sober I should not have done as I did. I went with them, and this good woman wanted me to undress myself and go to bed with her. I would not, but we sat together at the foot of the bed. I soon missed my money, and asked her to give it me again, but she denied having it.</p>
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<p>Cheek. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had the money about you at the time?</p>
<p>Cheek. I had it when I went into the room, a 36 s. piece and half a crown.</p>
<p>Q. Was the other woman near you?</p>
<p>Cheek. I don't know that she touch'd me.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you miss it ?</p>
<p>Cheek. Not till I got from sitting on the bed, when I charged her with it. I kept the door, and would not let her go out, when she went to a drawer and took out a knife and fork, saying she would strike the fork into me. Then she put the knife to my throat, and I held up my hand, when she cut the back of it, and had it not been there she would have cut my throat. The watchman coming by I charged him with her, and he took her to the watch-house, where we searched her, but found nothing. She denied having the money before the sitting alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-29-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman, and as I was beating the hour ten I heard somebody call Watch out at a window. When I came into the room, there were the prosecutor, prisoner, and another woman; he charged me with the prisoner for taking a 36 s. piece and half a crown from him, but she denied it. I took her to the watch-house, the other woman got away.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>This man came to me and another woman, asking us to drink part of a pot of beer, which we did, and then he wanted to go to my room. We went thither, and he treated us with a dram. While the other young woman was gone for the dram he threw me on the bed, and wanted to be rude with me against my will. After that, he threw me down upon the stairs. I wanted him to go out of the room, and said my husband was coming. He said, d - n you, you b - h, I'll lay you sprawling. He pull'd me, and we fell down stairs together, and he drag'd me in the mud when the watchman came. I never saw any money.</p>
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<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Pleasant. She came to live with me the Sunday before as a
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<interp inst="t17561020-30-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar brought this silver salt and napkin to me last Thursday (producing them. )</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are my property.</p>
<p>Jervice. I stop'd them as suspecting them to be stolen; but after that she sent a woman, who made a faint pretence to them. So I delivered them; by this means it got to the prosecutor's knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Where did you meet with the things?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I found them at a cook's shop, where the prisoner said she had left them.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That cook-woman went to Mr. Jervice's house, and owned them.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The cook woman said the prisoner sent her for them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Master has been at several house where I have lived for these three years: He knows the character they give me.</p>
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<p>432. (M.)
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<p>Thomas Hodson. I lost a thirty six shilling piece out of my room.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose it?</p>
<p>Hodson. I had it the night before last, and last night I had it not.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Hodson. He was plaistering my room. I had put it in a little box, and set it on a little ledge in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Did he work in that room alone?</p>
<p>Hodson. I was at work on board a ship, at coal-heaving, at the time. I did not see him plaistering there, for the work was done when I came home, and the next morning I found the empty box on the floor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-33-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor lodges in my house, and the prisoner was plaistering the room. When I was told the thirty-six shilling piece was lost, I went to enquire after the prisoner, and found he had changed a thirty six shilling piece, and paid his rent, and bought things to wear. I asked him about it. He said he did not know what a thirty-six shilling piece was. I secured him, and took him before justice Bury, and there he said he found it amongst the rubbish in the room.</p>
<p>Mr. Gibbs. I lodge in the same room the prosecutor does. The room was repaired, and the prisoner was the plaisterer. The prosecutor shew'd me the money in the box the day before yesterday. When he had taken the prisoner before the justice, there was Mr. Bannister, who said he changed a thirty-six shilling piece for the prisoner, and the prisoner there said he found it among the rubbish.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-33-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoner say he had been with his landlord, had changed a thirty-six shilling piece, and paid his rent.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this ?</p>
<p>Fulligen. It was at the Red-Lion, by Wellclose-Square.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was taking up the rubbish, and pick'd up this thirty-six shilling piece; I did not know what it was upon my honour.</p>
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<p>433. (M.)
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<p>Q. Have you any partner?</p>
<p>Hawkes. I have, his name is
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<p>Q. What things did you lose?</p>
<p>Hawkes. I lost two locks and three keys (there were two keys to one of them ) and five pair of steel snuffers. We found but four pair at the prisoner's house. I can't be certain, with regard to losing brass cocks out of such a shop as our's is; but they are what the prisoner confessed he took out of our shop, and likewise the frame saw.</p>
<p>Q. Were they mark'd?</p>
<p>Hawkes. No, they were not; I lost an iron padlock. As to the fire-shovels, tongs and pokers, and iron screws, they were found upon the prisoner; but I can't say they were mine, only the prisoner own'd they were mine, and beg'd for mercy. We search'd his house and cellar where he work'd, and found the other things. We took him before justice Welch, and there again he confessed the taking all the things.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Hawkes. He had been one of our out door workmen for several years.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he work'd for you?</p>
<p>Hawkes. I believe he has for seven years.</p>
<p>Q. How has he behaved during that time ?</p>
<p>Hawkes. As an honest man.</p>
<p>Q. Was he industrious ?</p>
<p>Hawkes. As to that I can't say.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to be taken up?</p>
<p>Hawkes. I missed things, and had intelligence of his being lurking about the shop in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make these sort of goods for you?</p>
<p>Hawkes. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. At the time of his confession what was said to him?</p>
<p>Hawkes. Nothing at all. He confessed taking the things found upon him, and beg'd for mercy.</p>
<p>Q. What was said about mercy?</p>
<p>Hawkes. He desired we would pardon him. I can't say he used the word mercy.</p>
<p>Q. Did he then tell you he had got the other things ?</p>
<p>Hawkes. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any promise made him of mercy ?</p>
<p>Hawkes. No, none at all; since that I have been with him in prison, and desired him to be frank and free, telling him he should be the better for it; but I made him no such promise before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-34-person254" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a brush-maker, and live in the Strand. We used to see the prisoner about the prosecutor's door, on mornings, at five o'clock, or thereabouts. We thought he had no good design. Sometimes he'd be going in, and start back again. On the 27th of September I saw him do so, when Mr. Barrow came to the door, and call'd to him, and he went away. We had sent Mr. Barrow a letter, that there was a man used to come to his door with a bag, on mornings, and we suspected him to be a bad man. The time of this robbery, being the 27th, we workmen were all watching him, some out at a window above, and some below. One of our men push'd out, and took the prisoner. We carried him to a publick house, and sent for Mr. Hawkes. He charged the prisoner with stealing the tongs and things he had upon him, and the prisoner owned he did. I also heard him own it before the justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-34-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable ( producing the goods mentioned in the indictment.) These were produced before justice Welch, and the prisoner said they were the property of Mr. Hawkes and his partner.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he took them out of their shop?</p>
<p>Gee. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was the confession taken in writing?</p>
<p>Gee. There was a confession taken and read to him; he was ask'd whether he would sign it, and said no.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say it was not true?</p>
<p>Gee. No, I did not hear him say that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-34-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was before the justice, and heard the prisoner own the goods there produced to be the property of Mess. Hawkes and Barrow.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>These were things that I had made for them, they plunder'd my shop, and took them away.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-34-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a smith, and live in the Bowl yard. I work'd journeywork with the prisoner, and have known him, I believe, seven years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Brown. That he was always honest and just, I look upon him to be such.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-34-person259" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-34-person259" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Bridges Street, Covent-Garden, and have known the prisoner betwixt six and seven years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Hope. That of a very honest man, and one that strove hard for bread for his family; he has a wife and three children.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-34-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the Bowl-yard, St. Giles's, the prisoner was a lodger of mine. I have known him about eight years, he is a hard-working pains-taking man: I have known him up at work at four o'clock in the morning, and I never heard any thing amiss of him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Gee knows me, if he'll please to speak to my character.</p>
<p>Mr. Gee. I never knew any thing contrary to that of a good one before this affair.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>435. (M.)
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<p>437. (M)
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<p>Robert Brudenell. I was going home in my chair on Tuesday morning the 5th of October, between one and two o'clock; I had not been very well, and was asleep, but the chair being set down (in
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<p>Q. How many men did you see?</p>
<p>Brudenell. I saw only the man that hold it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know him?</p>
<p>Brudenell. I can't say that the prisoner is the man; the first words I heard were, '' Your cash, '' your cash.''</p>
<p>Q. Who said that?</p>
<p>Brudenell. The man that held a pistol to my head, in a low voice. I did not rightly understand him, and said hey, hey, or something like it, being but just awake. He then used some rash words to make me make haste, and the first thing I gave him was my watch.</p>
<p>Q. What watch was it?</p>
<p>Brudenell. A gold one.</p>
<p>Q. What might you value it at?</p>
<p>Brudenell. At about ten pounds, it was an old one; he took it, and then asked me for my cash, when I took my purse out of my pocket and slip'd it under me, and gave him my loose silver, which I think was about five six-pences. Then he put down the top of the chair, and bid the chairmen go on. I saw the foremost chairman standing about ten yards from me, and the hindmost told me afterwards he was standing behind with a man who held a pistol at his head. When I thought they were got clear from the chair I desired to be let out.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any servant with you?</p>
<p>Brudenell. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a light or a dark night?</p>
<p>Brudenell. The moon was just getting down, rather dark than light.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever your watch again?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175610200020"/>Brudenell. No; the prisoner said that on hearing a pistol go off he threw it into a pond. I pursued and overtook one of the men; there were some watchmen with me. The person we pursued snap'd a pistol at me, and after that fired again and missed me, but kill'd a watchman about ten yards behind me; it was a very narrow escape.</p>
<p>Q. What was that watchman's name?</p>
<p>Brudenell. His name was Crowder. This is the pistol [producing one] that was fired.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the watchman live afterwards ?</p>
<p>Brudenell. He died in less than half an hour. Upon that pistol's being fired I told the person I would shew him no mercy, and slack him twice with my sword. Then he surrender'd and desired to be carried before a justice. After I had taken the pistol from him I was conducting him to the watch house, and going along met colonel Brown and captain West, who went thither with me. I set the person down in a chair, when he directly said to captain West, I hope captain West you'll take care of me. I found also he knew me, but not my name; he said he had seen me mount guard many a time.</p>
<p>Q. What was that man?</p>
<p>Brudenell. He was a soldier. Captain West asking him what his name was, he said his name was Browning, and that he belong'd to col. Parker's company. Being asked which Parker, he said colonel
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<interp inst="t17561020-39-person281" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I asked him who was with him in the robbery; he said that was a soldier also, but would not tell his name. I asked him where he lived; he said he did not know, but that he always met him near Lincoln's Inn Chapel, and that they went to rob together in Berkley-Square or thereabouts, but the other would never let him know where he lived. One of the two chairmen swore before the justice, that the man who shot the watchman was the man that held the pistol to my head.</p>
<p>Council. We have the two chairman here, but don't apprehend it material to call them, the robbery being so fully proved.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-39-person282" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am high constable of Westminster. Mr. Fielding desired me to go down to New-Prison to see the man that was stab'd. On Tuesday in the afternoon, about five or six o'clock, I went. He was alive, but died about seven. After some talk with him he told me his accomplice's name was Hirst, but went by the name of Johnson, and that he was concerned with him in that robbery, and he lived in a court by Lincoln's Inn; which I found afterwards, was Bishop's Court. He could not tell the name of the court. He told us if we went to a coffee house at the corner, the people would direct us to the house. We went, and were directed. We inquired for him, and was told he was gone into the country. Browning said, he had a pistol, which was fellow to that which was taken upon him. Upon finding some letters in his buroe, there was one directed to Mr. Newton. We applied to him, and he carried us to several different lodgings. At last we went to the Barnetstage, and found he was gone in it, to Potter's Bar, in Hatfield road. On searching his lodgings we found these purses ( producing six or seven) I and Mr. Newton went to Potter's Bar on Wednesday in the afternoon, to the house of (I think) one Warner, a private house. There we found the prisoner at the bar. Mr. Newton told me that was the man, so I secured him. I put my hand in his pocket, and pull'd out this pistol. It was loaded. ( Producing one, and the two pistols being compared and examined by the jury they appeared to be fellows.) I charged him, and he said he'd surrender. There was his wife sitting by him. We pinion'd him, and brought him that night to justice Fielding's and there he made a confession. I was present and saw him sign it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he sign it freely ?</p>
<p>Barnes. Mr. Fielding said to him two or three times before he sign'd it, Mr. Johnson, if you sign this, you are signing your death warrant; I'd have you confessed what you'r about, for your confession you can't ritrect.</p>
<p>Q. Was it read over to him?</p>
<p>Barnes. It was; I heard it, and also before that I heard him make it.</p>
<p>Q. Is this agreeable to the confession you heard him make ?</p>
<p>Barnes. It is.</p>
<p>N. B. The second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175610200021"/>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 20th, Thursday the 21st, and Friday the 22d of OCTOBER,</p>
<p>In the Thirtieth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER VIII. PART II. for the YEAR 1756. Being the Eighth 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>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175610200022"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. DID he sign it voluntarily?</p>
<p>Barnes. He did.</p>
<p>It is read to this purport:</p>
<p>The examination and voluntary confession of
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<p>'' This examinant faith, that on Monday last, '' being the 4th of October, he met one Thomas '' Browning, by appointment, by Lincoln's Inn '' Fields, in order to go and commit robberies; '' that they went to Berkley-Square, betwixt the '' hours of twelve and one, and there they attacked '' a gentleman in his chair, from whom this examinant '' took a gold watch and some money. '' Soon after he heard the report of a pistol, but '' has not seen Browning since.''</p>
<persName id="t17561020-39-person285"> Richard Hoye
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<interp inst="t17561020-39-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am one of the chairmen, who was carrying captain Brudenell (I was behind) Two men came up to rob him in Berkley-Square. One of them held a pistol to my head.</p>
<p>Q. Was he near enough for you to observe who it was?</p>
<p>Hoye. It was the man that is dead, named Browning. I can't say any thing to the other.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was in such a great confusion when I was taken that I knew nothing what I said. I unfortunately belonged to the army, and had deserted, and I had this pistol determining not to be taken till I could get friends to make it up to return to the regiment again; and under these unhappy circumstances, and withall my wife being big with child, they persuaded me to make confession, but I know nothing at all of the robbery.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-39-person286" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner a great many years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>A. Leichley. As good as a character as ever I heard in my life.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him on the 4th of October?</p>
<p>A. Leichley. He and his wife lodg'd with me eight months, but I believe I did not see him that night.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since he left you?</p>
<p>A. Leichley. I think he went away last Michaelmas.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-39-person287"> Catharine Horsey
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<interp inst="t17561020-39-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him five years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>C. Horsey. I always heard a very good one. I lodged in the house part of the time he did with the former witness.</p>
<p>Q. Do you lodge with her now?</p>
<p>C. Horsey. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of him on the 4th or 5th of October last?</p>
<p>C. Horsey. No, I do not.</p>
<persName id="t17561020-39-person288"> Mary Prislow
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<interp inst="t17561020-39-person288" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17561020-39-person288" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I knew the prisoner in his apprenticeship.</p>
<p>Q. To what trade?</p>
<p>M. Prislow. A grocer.</p>
<p>Q. When did that apprenticeship end?</p>
<p>M. Prislow. It ended six or seven years ago.</p>
<p>Q. How did he behave?</p>
<p>M. Prislow. He behaved himself very well. It was in Scarborough.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known any thing of him for three or four years last past?</p>
<p>M. Prislow. No, I have not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. If the captain will speak for me he knows no ill of me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>He promised he would pardon me, if I would confess.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I inquired his character, and was told by all in the neighbourhood he was a very honest man.</p>
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<p>Thomas Halifax. On the 4th of September last the prisoner presented this bill to me for payment, ( holding one in his hand.)</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Halifax. At my house in Lombard-Street. I asked him who he received it for, and he said one Mr. Nixon. I then asked him if Mr. Nixon did not order it to be put to his account, as he keeps cash with us, being bankers. He said his master was going out of town and wanted the money, pretending to be servant to him.</p>
<p>The bill read to this purport:</p>
<p>'' August 13, 1756. Twenty-one days after '' date please to pay to Mr.
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<p>Directed to Snee and Co. Queen-Street. Indorsed, John Robinson</p>
<p>Accepted; P. Snee. Paid when due by Mess. Glyn and Company.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this Norman?</p>
<p>Halifax. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was this acceptance on it when he brought it to you?</p>
<p>Halifax. It was, and by that acceptance he brought it to me for payment.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Mr. Snee's hand-writing?</p>
<p>Halifax. Yes, very well; it is not like his hand-writing.</p>
<p>Q. Does he keep cash with you?</p>
<p>Halifax. He does. I went to Mr. Vere, one of my partners, and told him of it; we sent our servant to Mr. Snee, and Mr. Snee's servant return'd with our's.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether or no I did not refuse the money?</p>
<p>Halifax. No, the money was never offer'd him. I refused to pay it.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner press you for payment of the money?</p>
<p>Halifax. He said his master was going out of town, and he could not stay.</p>
<p>Q. Who did he say he came from?</p>
<p>Halifax. From Mr. Nixon.</p>
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<p>Halifax. Gentleman in trade that keep cash with bankers direct the bills they accept to; the banker, for him to pay them.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I said if he did not think it to be an honest bill. I would not have the money, and after that I gave him direction to go to the house where my master lived. I told him I came from one Goodwin, who lived at Mr. Nixon's; I can't find that Goodwin now.</p>
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<p>Q. Look upon the acceptance to the bill; where you see P. Snee.</p>
<p>Falder. It is not Mr. Snee's hand-writing. [He reads the bill over.]</p>
<p>Prisoner. Either you read it wrong, or the clerk of the arraigns did.</p>
<p>Mr. Ford, Clerk of the Arraigns. It is in the bill please to account.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this Norman?</p>
<p>Falder. No, I know no such man.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this Mr. Robinson?</p>
<p>Falder. No.</p>
<p>Q. to Halifax. Do you know this Robinson?</p>
<p>Halifax. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. Who are your partners?</p>
<p>Halifax. I am partner with Mr. Vere and Sir
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<p>Q. Does Mr. Snee usually accept bills?</p>
<p>Halifax. He commonly makes draughts on his bankers, he very seldom accepts; he makes draughts under his own hand, so does likewise Mr. Randolph his partner.</p>
<p>Q. to Falder. Are you acquainted with Mr. Randolph's hand-writing?</p>
<p>Falder. I am.</p>
<p>Q. Is the name of his writing?</p>
<p>Falder. It is not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>If I was guilty, and knew it to be a wrong bill, I will be judged by your Lordship whether I should have offer'd to stay there till my master came. I did offer to stay there, and they trusted me to go to the London stone tavern and back again. I could not find that Mr. Goodwin. My father lives two hundred miles off. I have sent twice to him for money to advertise this Goodwin, but have had none sent me.</p>
<p>Q. to Halifax. Did he offer to stay, or go to the tavern and return?</p>
<p>Halifax. I laid hold of the bill and kept it; he got out of the shop and desired to have the bill; but I would not let him have it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. If Mr. Snee will please to speak to my character, I shall be obliged to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-41-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner lived with me about three months before the bill was published, and behaved very well; I have trusted him at different times to receive several large sums of money, and he always brought it very honestly. I have sent him with money to the Excise-Office, to the amount of four hundred pounds, and he always gave me a faithful account.</p>
<p>Q. Could he write?</p>
<p>Snee. He could.</p>
<p>Q. Is this bill of his hand-writing?</p>
<p>Snee. I have too much reason to fear the body of it is.</p>
<p>Q. Whose writing do you think the acceptance to be?</p>
<p>Snee. I can't say that is his, but a man may seign different hands.</p>
<p>Q. Can you or can you not say whether the acceptance was wrote by him?</p>
<p>Snee. I really can't say whether it was wrote by him or not.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to leave your service?</p>
<p>Snee. On account of his being taken ill; I had so good an opinion of him, that I believe I should have taken him again, had I had no knowledge of this fact.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-41-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Barley-Mow in Thames Street, and have known the prisoner almost two years; he lodged with me for about three months, and always behaved well for whatever I saw to the contrary.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561020-41-person308" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I knew him before he was six years old, and never knew any thing dishonest of him in my life.</p>
<p>Mr. Davidson. I knew him when he lived with Mr. alderman Rawlinson, at his first coming to London; he behaved himself very well while he was there.</p>
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