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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 7th, Thursday the 8th, and Friday the 9th of DECEMBER,
<p>In the Thirty-first Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER I. for the Year 1758. Being the First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE Sir
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<p>Printed, and sold by M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Paternoster-Row, 1757.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the City of LONDON, and at the General
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<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>N. B. The Characters*, +, ++ direct to the Judge by whom the Prisoner was; also (L.) (M.) by what Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>I. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17571207-1-person34" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost a tea-chest and six silver teaspoons, two of which were stop'd at Mr. Fell's, a pawnbroker. ( Produced in court.) I think they are mine; here is I. I. upon them, the same as on the rest I lost.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner live with you?</p>
<p>Isaac. No; I know not how they were lost.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-1-person35" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 6th of August, in the evening, the prisoner pledged these spoons with me for 4 s. On the 4th of November she came again, but having seen an advertisement, on the 8th of August, of a chest and such spoons, I asked the prisoner if these spoons were her own. She said they were. I secured her, and took her to justice Fielding's, where she said she had bought them of an old cloaths man; but she made an attempt to run away.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I told him I was sent with them to pawn by a young woman, who said they were her own; she lives in St. Giles's: I believe she is an honest body, but I have not seen her since. Please to ask the prosecutor if I said I bought them.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was not before the justice the first time she was there.</p>
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<p>2. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17571207-2-person41" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost two handkerchiefs and two aprons, but can't say who took them. The prisoner was my
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<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>M. Higgins. It was on a Friday night, but I don't know the day of the month; she went away at the time.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070003"/>Prosecutrix. (Looks upon it.) I can't swear that this is mine; I lost such a one, but there was no mark upon it</p>
<p>Thomas Branning. This apron (producing a cheque one) was pawn'd to me by a person, in the name of
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<p>Prosecutrix. This is not my apron, neither is it the same that was brought by this man before Mr. Welch.</p>
<p>Branning. This is the very same.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. That was a new one, and this is not.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>3. (M.)
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<p>James Black. I had missed one pair of breeches and the two aprons two or three days. I took the prisoner up, and charged him with taking them. He own'd he had taken them out of a two pair of stairs room in my house, and went with me to the pawnbrokers, where he had pawn'd them. ( The goods produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-3-person50" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I took in a pair of blue grey breeches, The these, of the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went and err'd myself to go to sea, at justice Fielding's, and the prosecutor took me up, and put me into New-Prison.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>4. (M.)
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<p>Charles Orchard. On Tuesday the 9th of November, betwixt one and two o'clock, I was at dinner backwards. Hearing something fall in the shop, I went and found three or four pieces of cloth on the ground, but saw nobody. Soon after I was informed there was a man gone up into a coach-maker's yard, where was no thorough-fair. I went and there was the prisoner, who shoved this piece of shalloon into my hand, and said, '' If it is '' your's, take it.'' (Produced in court.) After that he got away, but was soon secured, and brought to me. This is my shalloon, and was taken out of my shop.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-4-person55"> Dorothy Southy
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<interp inst="t17571207-4-person55" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came into my passage with this shalloon in his hand. I asked him where he was going. He said to ease himself. I said, you have stole that shalloon, and shall give an account of it; how did you come by it? He said, '' Ask my a - se,'' and gave me a great deal of ill language. Then he push'd up the yard. The prosecutor came, and I saw him take the shalloon of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the piece of cloth in the street.</p>
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<p>5. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17571207-5-off19" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing twelve silk handkerchiefs, value 12 s. eight linen handkerchiefs, two holland shifts, one flaxen shift, one duffil coat, twelve metal spoons, one holland sheet, one flaxen sheet, one flannel petticoat, one linen gown, two linen aprons, one copper tea-kettle, and 22 s. in money numbered </rs>, the goods of
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<p>Mary Mansfield. I live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17571207-5-off19 t17571207-5-crimeloc22"/>. On the 21st of November I went out, on the other side of the water, for about three hours, and left the prisoner at the bar to take care of my house. She lodged and lay with me. I had taken my cloak out of a wainscot chest to put on at the time, and then saw the great coat lying in the chest. When I returned I missed the coat; 22 s, in silver out of that chest, and a flaxen shift. After that I examined a chest of drawers, out of which I missed several things, as a pair of sheets, some handkerchiefs, and caps. Then I examined a deal box, out of which I missed a shirt, some shifts, and handkerchiefs; a dozen of hard metal spoons out of a little trunk, and a tea-kettle out of the chimney corner. The prisoner was combing her head when I returned, which she soon did up, and was gone in an instant. I took her up about three days after in Shadwell, and charged her with taking the things, but she denied it. She had brought a man to my house on the Friday night before, whom I left in the house with her when I went out that time. When I returned I asked her where that man was. She said he had been gone ever since I went out, but when she was taken up she laid it to him.</p>
<p>Q. What man was that?</p>
<p>M. Mansfield. I don't know. She told me he was her brother-in-law's shipmate, that he was afraid of being impress'd, and desired he might
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070004"/> lodge at my house, saying, he was a very honest man. She was very great with him.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. You have known me a long time, did you ever know any ill of me?</p>
<p>M. Mansfield. She lodged with me about six or seven years ago, at which time she behaved as an honest woman.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she been at your house the last time?</p>
<p>M. Mansfield. About two or three months.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>She desired me to speak to any body that I knew to get her a lodger. I met a man, who told me he was a seafaring man; that he came from the Downs, and wanted to be private, for fear of the press; so I took him to my landlady, and she was well pleased with him He rob'd her house, and she has swore it was me. I took all the pains I could to find him, but could not.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-5-person60"> Elizabeth Richardson
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<interp inst="t17571207-5-person60" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-5-person60" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her not two months; I never heard any ill of her.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I desire
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<persName id="t17571207-5-person62"> Giles Savage
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<interp inst="t17571207-5-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a headborough. When I served the warrant on the prisoner I ask'd her how she came to leave the house, when she had the charge of it. She said the man had wrote a letter to a merchant for 20 or 40 s. and sent her with it, and while she was gone he took the things out of the house. When I was taking her to Bridewell I said, why do you not tell the truth, and get admitted king's evidence. Then she said, if she old get a sheet of paper she would write to the man. Then I said, you know where the man is. After that she said she did not know where he lived.</p>
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<p>6. (M.)
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<p>John Peirt sworn.</p>
<p>Q. Are you bail for the prosecutor
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<p>Peirt. I am.</p>
<p>Q. On what account is that action?</p>
<p>Peirt. On a note.</p>
<p>Q. For how much money?</p>
<p>Peirt. For 33 l. 13 s.</p>
<p>Court. He cannot be a witness, he is interested in the event of this trial with the prosecutor; had that bail been taken off, he had been a good witness.</p>
<p>Council for prosecutor. Then we are deprived of our principal evidence. We say the prosecutor did borrow three guineas of the prisoner, and gave him a promisory note for it in figures. After which this note now depending was forged, and the money demanded by the prisoner.</p>
<p>Hugh Scot I never saw Mr. Bell write but once, which was this receipt (producing one.)</p>
<p>Q. Can you say you are acquainted with his hand writing?</p>
<p>Scot. I can't say I am.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this note for 33 l. 13 s. and compare it with that given to you, see if the hands agree or not.</p>
<p>Scot. There is some difference.</p>
<p>Mrs. Lewis. I went up stairs to Mr. Bell for change for a guinea; there were Mr. Peters the prisoner and he in a little room together.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Mrs. Lewis. This was in Mr. Bell's house. I ask'd Mr. Bell for a silver for a guinea; he said he was about a little business, that he had borrow'd three guineas of Mr. Peters unknown to his wife, and he would pay him it, but Mr. Peters being going into the country, rather chose to have a note of hand than the money. Mr. Bell said this is 3 l. 3 s. Peters said yes, this is all one to me. Mr. Peters was writing.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the note in your hand?</p>
<p>Mrs. Lewis. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Mrs. Lewis. This was on the Monday before Mr. Bell was arrested.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you ever seen them, or any of them since?</p>
<p>Case. I have most of them. I took up the woman, who confessed she had pawn'd them at several pawn brokers, where I went and found them pawn'd in her name. I have heard a very good character of the man, but a very bad one of the woman.</p>
<p>Q. What is his employ?</p>
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<p>Q. Did she say she pawn'd the goods by the order of her husband?</p>
<p>Case. No, she did not mention him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-7-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; the woman at the bar brought a sheet to pawn with me about the latter end of September, and a tea kettle, which my brother took in. I heard her own since that she brought them, and Mr. Case has had them out.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-7-person76"> Anthony Desolor
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<interp inst="t17571207-7-person77" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. There was a bolster brought to me by the name of
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<interp inst="t17571207-7-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , the woman that brought it is not here: ( Produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
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<p>I never was in the pawnbrokers shops.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-7-person80" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-7-person80" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's Defence.</p>
<p>My husband went along with me, and staid at the doors while I pawned these things, who was then sick and out of work.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-7-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner
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<interp inst="t17571207-7-person82" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-7-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was servant to me (I am in the coal business) more than seven years. He has been gone from me about four years. He behaved very honestly while with me.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the woman?</p>
<p>Thorp. I know nothing of her.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-7-person83"> James Page
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<interp inst="t17571207-7-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am nephew to the prisoner. and have known him all my life time. I would trust him with a million of money if I had it, but to the woman she is very bad.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-7-person84"> Catherine Burcher
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<interp inst="t17571207-7-person84" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known
<persName id="t17571207-7-person85"> John Page
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<interp inst="t17571207-7-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> about four years. He was servant to us, and drove a cart for us within a month or two ago. My husband is a farmer. He has been trusted to bring money home for hay, and he has brought it very honestly; he is a very honest man.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17571207-8-victim88 t17571207-8-viclabel36"/>, on the king's highway, did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person two guineas and ten shillings, in money number'd, his property </rs>,
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<interp inst="t17571207-8-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the Friday after the king's birthday I went from London, being the 11th of November, in a one-horse chaise, a lady with me, and a servant before. I stop'd at the Old Hat, on this side of Southwell, about seven miles out of town, where I had order'd a toast and some eggs; it had rained. Presently I changed my resolution, the storm going off, and order'd my chaise out, and near the turnpike, on the otherside
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<p>Q. Was this in Middlesex?</p>
<p>Manners. Yes. They bid me stop; one went on one side me, and the other the other; one held a pistol while the other held his hat to take the money.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner.</p>
<p>Manners. It is he that had the pistol, and bid me stop; he bid me deliver my money: I put my hand into my poket, and gave two guineas and some silver, more than ten shillings, into the other's hat. After that the prisoner ask'd me for my watch. I told him I had none.</p>
<p>Q. Was you put in fear?</p>
<p>Manners. To be sure I was, to see a pistol pointed at me, I had given my watch to the lady before, so I shew'd him I had none. Then he said is this all the money you have? and added d - n you, don't make any words; I offer'd to turn my pocket. I put my hand into my pocket and pull'd out a gun flint, and said here is all; will you have this? He said, no, I might have that myself. I had preserved some silver in my other pocket, which I did not shew him.</p>
<p>Q. What hour of the day was this ?</p>
<p>Manners. Betwixt twelve and two in the day. I went on to the turnpike, and ask'd my servant what I had best do. He said, pursue them. I said,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070006"/> he might pursue them, but he would not. He was sitting on horseback before me at the time I was rob'd.</p>
<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. His servant said yesterday, at Mr. Fielding's, he would not swear to me.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There is a ring which he took from the lady at the time, which I can swear to; it was found upon the prisoner when taken.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when he was searched?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-8-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Mr. Fielding's servant, and was sent in pursuit of the prisoner by my master; I took him at a place call'd Hockley, beyond Dunstable. We searched him, and found a watch and a ring. (He produced the ring.)</p>
<p>Q. to Manners. Do you know this ring?</p>
<p>Manners. I bought this ring, and gave it to the lady, who was in the chaise with me, and was rob'd of it at the time that I was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was at the time that the gentleman says he was rob'd in Oxfordshire. I think his servant ought to be here.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He can't be any positive evidence, because he was before the chaise, and the prisoner's back was towards him.</p>
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<p>10. (M.)
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<p>Mary Bridge. I am a
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<p>Q. Have you seen it since?</p>
<p>M. Bridge. No, I have not. The person that bought it is here. I suspect it was taken by coming in at the top of the house.</p>
<p>Mary Smith. I keep a goldsmith's shop in Wapping, opposite King Edward's Stairs, for an uncle and aunt. The prisoner at the bar came into our shop on Thursday morning, about ten o'clock, the first of December.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him before?</p>
<p>M. Smith. No, never. I bought a silver tankard of him, and gave him 5 s. per ounce. I paid it away to a workman on the Friday, being the next day.</p>
<p>Q What sort of a tankard was it?</p>
<p>M. Smith. An old fashion tankard, without any arms, cypher, letter or crest.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. My tankard had no mark upon it. I bought it at an auction, there had been a coat of arms on it, but it was taken out, and a piece put in very nicely.</p>
<p>Q to Mrs. Smith. Did you observe such a piece.</p>
<p>Mrs. Smith. No, I did not. The prisoner had in change two large spoons. It weigh'd twenty-one ounces, thirteen penny weight. I paid 5 l. 8 s. 3 d. for it, I paid the money down, and he paid me 1 l. 3 s. 6 d. for the two spoons.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Did you ever weigh your tankard?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Mrs. Smith. The prisoner said the tankard was his sister's, who wanted to part with it, and have some spoons.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-9-person94"> William Harrison
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<interp inst="t17571207-9-person94" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-9-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I received this tankard, and other silver, in part for goods deliver'd, of Mrs. Smith. It was an old silver tankard, without any mark on it, only fit to be melted down. I received it last Friday, and melted it down since.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-9-person95"> Roger Boshie
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<interp inst="t17571207-9-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; these two spoons I took out of the prisoner's pocket ( producing two new spoons.)</p>
<p>Mrs. Smith. These are the two spoons the prisoner had of me at the time.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was coming along Panton-Street that morning, a woman came and tap'd me on the shoulder, and said if I would step with her, she had got a job for me to do. I went with her a little way, then she shew'd me a silver tankard; she wanted me to go and sell it, saying she was afraid to sell it her self. I told her if she would satisfy me for my trouble I would, and she consulted which was the best place to sell it at. We went together from place to place, till we came to this gentlewoman's shop. I sold it her, and bought two spoons at the time. I had for my trouble a guinea, three shillings, and the two spoons, and the woman had the rest of the money.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-9-person96" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in St. Luke's Parish ?</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070007"/>Doleman. I am teacher of a dissenting congregation. I have known the prisoner about fourteen years. I liv'd within a few doors of him in Bristol, where he liv'd with a great deal of reputation. He was a master silk dyer; he would at times get drunk, and then he acted like a mad-man, more than any thing else. My acquaintance with him was through his wife's relations, people of character.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>11. ( M.)
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<interp inst="t17571207-10-person101" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my
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<p>Q. Had you no other person that lighted lamps for you?</p>
<p>E. Ward. He was the only person that lighted the lamps where the complaint was made.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you miss?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I went round to see, and there was scarce any oil in the burners.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you measure out to him?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I measured out thirteen quarts every evening, which would continue burning till six in the morning. He said he sold five quarts at a time to one Richardson, who keeps a chandler's shop; and two quarts a day to
<persName id="t17571207-10-person105"> Mary Price
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<interp inst="t17571207-10-person105" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , for three days, who keeps a chandler's shop and sells oil; and a pint and half to
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<interp inst="t17571207-10-person106" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , that keeps a green shop; that he had four-pence half-penny a quart of Richardson, four-pence a quart of Price, and three-pence of Leith.</p>
<p>Q. What is it worth a quart?</p>
<p>E. Ward. It stands me in betwixt 10 d. and 11 d. per quart by the ton.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-10-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutrix is my mother. I always used to measure the prisoner out thirteen quarts every evening. The complaint was from the second or third day, for eight or nine days, the time he was employ'd by us.</p>
<p>Q Did you ever see him in Mary-bone Fields?</p>
<p>Ward. I watch'd him from his first lamp; there was a man with him that we had employed, who had rob'd us before. I went from lamp to lamp, and followed them over the fields, to the last lamp in Marybone-Fields. I look'd at the measure, and found he did not put in half the quantity that he should have done. When he had done the last lamp he put the ladder up, and the other pull'd out a bladder to put the oil in. As they were putting the oil in I went to detect them, and the other man ran away. I took the prisoner to the Round house that night, and the next day before the justice, where he confessed he had sold our oil to
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<interp inst="t17571207-10-person109" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; I had warrants granted to take them up. The prisoner was a second time examined, when he said a cousin of his was concerned with him; that he sold Price three quarts one day, two another, and two another, for a groat a quart.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The man that was catch'd with me behind the church shew'd me these people where to sell it to.</p>
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<p>He call'd to his character
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<p>Charlotte Leith call'd six witness to her character, who all give her a good one.</p>
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<p>15. (L.)
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Higgens. I believe it was the 23d or 24th of last month. She wanted some cheque. I went to go to the other end of the shop, and she was going to the other side of the counter. Seeing a ticket, belonging to a lawn, hang below her cloak I ask'd her what she had there. She said, she had nothing. I put my hand under her cloak, and took the lawn from under her arm; there were ten yards of it. I got a constable, and she was put into the compter. The next morning she was taken before my Lord-mayor. ( Produced in court, and deposed to as his master's property.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought a quarter of a yard of lawn. Then I wanted to look at some cheque. He said, what have you got under your cloak. I never saw the lawn, till I was before my Lord mayor.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>16. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17571207-13-person138" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I was in Petticoat lane, November 1. I met with this woman in the street, about five minutes past ten at night, we stood together, and we had not talked together above four minutes in an alley, call'd
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17571207-13-off69 t17571207-13-crimeloc71"/>, before she ran away. I was surprised at it. I rest and missed my watch. I ran after her, and call'd the watch. I took hold of her in a minute or two after. She had got to another woman, her companion, to whom I saw her deliver something; the other went away. She was called to Aldgate watch-house and searched, but no watch was found. We took her before Mr. Clear an Alsop, where she denied it. The next day I heard I might have my watch again, on paying half a guinea, and saying nothing about it; I sent the half guinea, and had it again.</p>
<p>Q Are you sure you had the watch when you was with her?</p>
<p>Musgrove. I am positive of it, because I look'd at it when I first went into her company. ( The watch produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been drinking at the Three Pidgeons, and coming out I met this man, who laid hold on me, and call'd watch, and said I had got his watch. I said, sure the man is mad! and said, I'll go to the watch-house, or any where with you. They searched me there, but found nothing. I am as innocent as a dove, and never saw the watch with my eyes.</p>
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<persName id="t17571207-14-person143"> Judith Reynolds
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<persName id="t17571207-14-person144"> Mary Reynolds
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<interp inst="t17571207-14-person144" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On Saturday after my Lord-mayor's day I found in the bed a water from my child; I asked her what was the matter, and whether she wanted to make water. She said, no, mama, my private part is sore. I took no farther notice of it
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070009"/> then. On the Sunday night I found her much in the same way again, and thought it might be from the heat of her water, but on Monday morning I examined her, and found a sort of corruption coming from her. Then I said I must know who hurt you. She said, mamy, don't beat me, and I will tell the truth. I said, I would not. Then she said, Mr. Crosby did it, the day his wife went to the hospital, and left me there; he got into bed, and call'd me to him. I went to him. Then he pull'd me to him, and put his c - k to me there, and hurt me sadly; she often went there. I carried her to Mr. Bruce, to know what was the matter with her.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after the injury received before she complained to you?</p>
<p>J. Reynolds. This was done on my Lord mayor's day. She told me she was afraid of telling me, fearing he should beat her.</p>
<p>The child being but nine years and three quarters old, and not being examined upon oath, he was
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-off80" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one brass candlestick, value 12 d. one pair of brass scales, value 6 d. one pair of copper scales, one copper coffee pot, one copper tea-kettle, one copper saucepan with a copper lid, one copper tankard, one cloth coat, one poplin gown, one linen cap, one linen shift, one pair of worstead stockings, one cloth cloak, one feather bed, one flock bed, one bedstead, one pair of beilows, two oak tables, and one worstead cover-lid </rs>, the goods of
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<persName id="t17571207-15-person153"> Sarah Couch
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person153" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-15-person153" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to
<persName id="t17571207-15-person154"> Arthur Couch
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who is on board the Essex man of war. I lost the goods mention'd in the indictment. I keep a chandler's shop, and being in trouble I left these goods in the care of
<persName id="t17571207-15-person155"> Mary Wilkerson
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person155" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and gave her the key of the street door; I gave More the key of my chest, where my husband's cloaths were, to keep for me. When I went to go home I had no home to go to; the goods were all moved away.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge
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<p>S. Couch. She went and pawn'd some of my goods.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>S. Couch.
<persName id="t17571207-15-person157"> Mary Wilkerson
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<persName id="t17571207-15-person158"> Ann More
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person158" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-15-person158" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> own'd before the justice, in my hearing, that they went with her to the pawnbroker's house, and staid at the door while the pawn'd some of the things; they both own'd that they sold some, and Mary Purcer own'd she pawned some of them while the other two stood at the door.</p>
<p>Wilkerson. She was in New-Prison, and sent word to me to sell or pawn the things, for money to supply her there.</p>
<p>Q Is this truth ?</p>
<p>S. Couch. I gave no such orders, neither did they give me any money.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-15-person159"> William Humphrys
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .
<persName id="t17571207-15-person160"> Ann More
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person160" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-15-person160" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> pawn'd a coat with me ( Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. This is my husband's coat, which was lock'd up in a chest in my room, of which
<persName id="t17571207-15-person161"> Ann More
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<persName id="t17571207-15-person162"> John Ashbourner
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. All the coppers mention'd in the indictment were pawn'd with me, and also a pair of brass scales and candlestick, by
<persName id="t17571207-15-person163"> Mary Purcer
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person163" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who said she brought them from Mrs. Stiles, her mistress, in Salisbury-Street, in the Strand; I lent her 7 s. on them all.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I did not leave
<persName id="t17571207-15-person164"> Mary Purcer
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person164" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in the care of any of my goods. ( The copper goods, brass scales and candlestick produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix )</p>
<persName id="t17571207-15-person165"> Mary Anderson
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person165" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-15-person165" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep a broker's shop.
<persName id="t17571207-15-person166"> Ann More
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person166" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came for me to go and look at a few goods, in King-Street; there were two old flock beds, a bedstead, three old chairs, a bit of a table, and a pair of old bellows; I bought them there of
<persName id="t17571207-15-person167"> Ann More
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<p>Prosecutrix. I live in Mercer's Street, Long-Acre. I saw in Mrs. Anderson's custody the bedstead, but she told me she had sold the other things.</p>
<p>Q. to M. Anderson. What is that bedstead worth?</p>
<p>M. Anderson. It is worth about 6 s.</p>
<p>Ann More's Defence.</p>
<p>She sent for me to New Prison, and order'd me to pawn these things for her, to supply her in the prison.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I did send her to pawn some things for me about two years ago, but not since.</p>
<p>Purcer's Defence.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-15-person168"> Ann More
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person168" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-15-person168" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said she could not pawn these goods, so she desired me to go to my mistress's pawnbroker to pawn them, which I did, and I delivered the money to her, who stood at the door till I came out.</p>
<p>To Purcer's Character.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-15-person169"> George Daniel
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her six years; she works at making of gloves. I never heard any thing amiss of her.</p>
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<persName id="t17571207-15-person170"> William Roberts
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person170" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-15-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her above ten years; I always look'd upon her to be a very honest woman.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-15-person171"> Isaac Barnes
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person171" type="given" value="Isaac"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-15-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known
<persName id="t17571207-15-person172"> Mary Purcer
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person172" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-15-person172" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> about twenty years, and never heard any ill of her in my life.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-15-person173"> Francis Walpole
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<interp inst="t17571207-15-person173" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17571207-15-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner Purcer work'd for me, and I have known her seven years; she has behaved well and honestly, and has been in my wife's service about twenty-seven years.</p>
<p>More and Wilkerson
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>21. (M.)
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<persName id="t17571207-16-victim177" type="victimName"> Ann Royston
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17571207-16-victim177 t17571207-16-viclabel86"/>, did make an assault, putting her in corporal fear and danger of her life, and taking from her person one serge gown, value 5 s. six linen aprons, five linen caps, value 2 s. one ivory comb, two ribbons, two ounces of worstead, two pair of worstead stockings, two pounds weight of sugar, one quarter of a pound of tea, one half pound of butter, two linen handkerchiefs, one half guinea, and 8 s. in money number'd, her property </rs>,
<rs id="t17571207-16-cd87" type="crimeDate">November 18</rs>
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<persName id="t17571207-16-person178"> Ann Royston
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<interp inst="t17571207-16-person178" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Southgate, and knew the prisoner before he rob'd me, and also when he did rob me. On the 18th of November I was going home from Edmonton, about six in the evening. At the upper end of a place call'd
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17571207-16-off85 t17571207-16-crimeloc88"/> the prisoner met me; I was going to give him the right hand, to let him pass by me. He went to go by my left side, put his hand up my coats, threw me down, and wanted to lie with me, but I resisted him. He said three or four times over that he would murder me. I beg'd very hard for my life. When he used his pleasure, as far as he thought proper, he rob'd me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he lie with you?</p>
<p>A. Royston. No. he did not. I had in the bundle the goods mention'd in the indictment ( repeating them all ) which he took, also half a guinea in gold, and 8 s. in silver, that was in my bundle. There were two parcels.</p>
<p>Q. Did he put you in fear?</p>
<p>A. Royston. Yes, in a good deal of fear.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any pistol or sword ?</p>
<p>A. Royston. No; I saw no such things.</p>
<p>Q. Was this in the road or fields?</p>
<p>A. Royston. It was upon the high road. He made towards his own home at Edmonton, and is a day labourer there.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>A. Royston. These four or five years. I went and told my neighbours of it the same night, at Keys's, but did not tell the man's name that rob'd me, fearing he should go off.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ask you to deliver the bundles to him?</p>
<p>A. Royston. No, he did not, but he took them away. I went to Edmonton on the next morning, being Saturday. I ask'd for his christian name, that I did not know. I found he was come to London. I went to Mr. Colebrook on Sunday evening for a warrant.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you go before?</p>
<p>A. Royston. Because the prisoner was not come home; by that warrant he was taken on Monday morning, and brought before the justice. He declared he was innocent there.</p>
<p>Q. Did he own that he had seen you that night?</p>
<p>A. Royston. No. He said he was that night in Tottenham Street, at a public house.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-16-person179"> William Weaver
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<interp inst="t17571207-16-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming from my daily labour at night. I live at Palmer's Green, in the parish of Edmonton. I know the prisoner at the bar very well, he lives at Tanner's end, Edmonton. It was moon-light. I heard a woman's voice, but did not know the words. I made up, and saw the prosecutrix stand stamping and crying. I ask'd her what was the matter. She said she was rob'd.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Weaver. On Friday night, the 18th of November. She told me what she was rob'd of, mentioning a gown, aprons, 10 s. 6 d. in gold, and 8 s. She did not tell me who rob'd her. She was going home to Southgate.</p>
<p>Q. Did she describe what sort of a man he was?</p>
<p>Weaver. She named no name. She described him.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner. Did she describe such a sort of a man as he is.</p>
<p>Weaver. She did. She said she was afraid to go home. I told her she had better go along with me, which she did, as far as the Fox at Palmer's Green. There we parted.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you the person that rob'd her had made an attempt to lie with her?</p>
<p>Weaver. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Weaver. I did very well.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-16-person180"> Thomas Stanley
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<interp inst="t17571207-16-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the prosecutrix to be a very honest woman, she had been nursing my wife, and was going home at this time. I live in Silver Street, Edmonton. She went from my house about half an hour after five o'clock. My wife gave her two half guineas, and would have had
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070011"/> her stay all night, but she said she was not afraid, she having gone that road so often.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Did you ever get your things again?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Stanley. I saw her the next morning about ten o'clock, I had heard before I saw her that she had been rob'd I said I was sorry for her loss. She said she knew the man as well as she did me, that he was about my height, with a flap'd hat on, his eyes a little sunk in his head, a black beard, a great coat, darkish hair or wig. I have known the prisoner about ten years. I never knew him to be deaf before. [The prisoner appear'd very deaf on his trial.]</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Stanley. Within these two months it has not been so good as before.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-16-person181"> John Newland
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<interp inst="t17571207-16-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough of the parish. The prosecutrix came to me on the Saturday, and told me she had been rob'd of two bundles, and about 18 s. in money. I ask'd her if she had got a warrant, she said no. I said do you know the person that rob'd you. She said yes I do, but Mr. Colebrook is not at home. I gave her a great charge to be sure that she knew him. She said she was confident she knew him very well. On the Monday morning the warrant was brought to me, I went and serv'd it on the prisoner, and took him into custody at his own house. He said for what is this warrant. I told him a woman had swore a robbery against him. He asked where the woman was, I said she is behind. The woman came, and the moment she saw him she said that is the man that rob'd me. The prisoner said he was at the Bull at Tanner's End. I took him there to see if any of the people knew him; the people said he came in there about seven o'clock at night, and staid till ten.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from the place where the woman was rob'd?</p>
<p>Newland. It is almost a mile distance. Then we took him to the justice, who examin'd the prisoner. The woman was sworn, and said the same as here. The prisoner said he was at Tottenham in the dusk of the evening, that is about three quarters of a mile from the Bull, on the other side. The justice order'd me to take him there, and inquire, and then bring him before him, or some other justice. I took him there, the people said he was there about five o'clock, and that they lighted the first candles to give him change by. After that I inquir'd about of all I could, to here where he was about six o'clock, but could get no account of that. After that I took him before justice Galiand, he living near. There the woman said the same as now. The justice committed the prisoner. He own'd nothing.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The woman came to my house on the Monday, and searched my house. I never saw her before in my life.</p>
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<p>22. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17571207-17-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner pawn'd a blanket and a callico coverlid to me for two shillings (produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix. )</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. The pawnbroker that has one sheet is not here. I went twice for him, and he would not come. His name is James Gilbert M'Murdy.</p>
<p>Q. Is he bound over to appear here?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. He is.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I paid her till at last I could get no money, and she lock'd me out, and I was oblig'd to be in the street.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. She paid me the 18 d. per week for five months. There are now three weeks due, but I never lock'd her out. She always had the key in her possession.</p>
<p>James Gilbert M'Murdy was call'd upon his recognizance, but he did not appear.</p>
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<p>24. (L.)
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<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Prescot. He says he is between 12 and 13 years old. I had hung up my watch on a looking glass in the room where I lie. The boy had been with me about seven or eight days. I missed the boy and watch together, last Tuesday was a week. I was going to advertise it, but upon hearing Mr. Abrahams had stop'd a watch, I went to him, and found it to be mine. The boy was committed to Woodstreet Compter. I went to him, he cry'd, and acknowledg'd he had stole the watch from out of the room. I bought the watch for two guineas and a half, of a man that at that time kept a public house, but he is since broke. He said he had it in pawn for two guineas, and I might have it upon trial for a week. I went to his house, and took the watch who two watchmakers in Fleet-street afterwards, who said I gave the full value for it. I took the prisoner before my Lord-mayor, where he own'd before me and Mr. Bowles that he stole it from out of my house ( the watch produced in court.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-19-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The boy at the bar and another boy came to my house last Wednesday night; they offer'd me this watch to sell. I keep a watchmaker's shop in Dukes Place. The prisoner said it was his, that he found it in the road coming from Baldock. I suspected, on questioning him, it was stolen. I charg'd a constable with them both, and took them before my Lord-mayor. Then the prisoner said a man gave it to him to sell. My Lord committed them both for further examination to the two Compters. In the mean time I look'd over the papers, and found such a watch advertised, on the 7th of Feb. last, to be brought to justice Fielding. I went to the justice, and he told me it was the property of Mr. Bowles, While I was Mr. Prescot came and claim'd it. Then I fought to him Mr. Bowles My Lord-mayor committed the boy, and bound the two prosecutors over to prosecute.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I own I went into my master's room and took the watch.</p>
<p>Q. to Prescot. Where did you buy this watch?</p>
<p>Prescot. I bought it of a man that kept an alehouse in Old Street. I have been there since, but there have been two men who kept that house since.</p>
<p>Q. Was his name Swift ?</p>
<p>Prescot. That is the name.</p>
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<p>25. (M.)
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<p>Philadelphia Curry. The prisoner lived with me. The goods mention'd in the indictment were missing, and I suspecting the prisoner took her up, and charged her with taking them. She own'd the fact, and likewise where she pawn'd them.</p>
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<p>The prisoner in her defence said, that the prosecutrix sent her with them to pawn; but upon the prosecutrix being ask'd. she said she never sent her with them, neither did she receive any money for them.</p>
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<p>26. ( M.)
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Hurd. I am a hostler out of place; the prisoner and I lodged both in one house.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have had the misfortune to lose my arm, and am destitute of friends; I never did such a thing before, and hope you will pardon me.</p>
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<p>John Powel. I am servant to the prosecutor; I did not see the prisoner in the shop, but I saw her as she was going out, and saw my master bring her back with the piece of cloth.</p>
<p>The headborough deposed the cloth was deliver'd into his custody, where it had been ever since.</p>
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<p>I did not bring any of my friends here, because I did not know when my trial would come on.</p>
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<p>Mary Bates. The prisoner was my
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<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>M. Bates. My business is melting down sat, to sell to the tall chandlers. I went out among the tallow chandlers to see if I could find it, and found it at Mr. Hewett's tallow chandler, whose servant told me gave three halfpence a pound for it to a girl that had brought it there. I desired him to let his servant come to my house, to see if he knew the prisoner. He came and said that was she. The girl said she could swear against Mr. Huggins, for he encouraged her to take it, and own'd before the justice she had sold eighteen pound of it to him, at five different times, for three halfpence a pound.</p>
<p>Q. What is it worth a pound?</p>
<p>M. Bates. I sell it to the tallow chandlers for 3 d. a pound.</p>
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<p>Sebisa Hewett. I took eighteen pounds of fat, my mistress's property, and went to sell it to a tallow-chandler, at the corner of Bull-Inn Court, but he would not buy it.</p>
<p>Q. For what reason would he not buy it?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. Because it stunk so. Then I went to Mr. Huggins's house, and he gave me three halfpence a pound for it, which was four pence halfpenny for three pounds; I carried some twice, and his boy bought and paid me for it; and another time the maid give me three pence for two pounds.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever any discourse with Mr. Huggins abous fat?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. What was this fat made of?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. It was the trimmings of hogs and bullocks bladders, fat and skin together.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What is your mistress's business?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. She sells bladders to apothecaries and oil shops, and the fat that comes off them she sells to tallow-chandlers.</p>
<p>Q. Does she make gold-beater's skin?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. No, she does not.</p>
<p>Q. Is this all her business?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. It is.</p>
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<p>S. Hewett. I only sold him some once; he did not ask me any questions.</p>
<p>Q. Is he a housekeeper?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. Yes, and lives in great credit.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-24-person224" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I missed my sat last Monday morning, so ask'd the girl when she came home what she had done with it. She was very angry with me. I put on my hat and cloak, and went and found it in the scale, in Mr. Huggins's shop. I asked his servant who he bought it of, and he described the prisoner at the bar. Then Mr. Huggins came into the shop. I asked him to let his servant go with me to my house, to see my servant. He said he should go with me. The boy went with me, and fix'd upon the prisoner as soon as he saw her, and said, to her face, you brought me four pounds in the morning, and four pounds just now. Then I went to Mr. Huggins's shop, and took
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<interp inst="t17571207-24-person225" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> (one that cleans my bladders for me) along with me. I said to him, how could you be so hard hearted to buy this sat? I think he said his shop was his market, but I will not be positive.</p>
<p>Q. What do you value the sat at?</p>
<p>M. Bates. At two pence halfpenny per pound.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the sat in his publick shop?</p>
<p>M. Bates. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>M. Bates. I deal in bladders of bullocks and hogs.</p>
<p>Q. Do you deal largely?</p>
<p>M. Bates. I deal for 400 l. a year. I sell to apothecaries, tobacconists, oil-men, and the like; I don't keep them to eat and drink.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember you said before justice St. Lawrance, that you did not believe he knew that fat was stolen?</p>
<p>M. Bates. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Will you swear you did not say so?</p>
<p>M. Bates. I will not swear that. I remember I beg'd of Mr. Huggins to make it up, and said I would be at half the charges.</p>
<p>Prisoner. This woman came to my shop and said her servant had rob'd her, and had brought some sat to my shop. I said I was very sorry for it, and would send my boy to her house, to see if he could find it out; but the woman was extremely insolent to me and used me very ill.</p>
<p>M. Bates. When I had the girl before the justice, he said what do you bring her here for. I said, I would forgive her, if Mr. Huggins would; but he would not, and insisted upon her being prosecuted. I could not help prosecuting her, upon his threatening her and me too.</p>
<p>Q. For what reason did you prosecute her?</p>
<p>M. Bates. Because he insisted upon it that I should prosecute her.</p>
<p>Q. to Hewett. Where did Mr. Huggins buy that three pounds of sat of you?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. In his own shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did he buy it publickly, or in a secret manner?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. No, he bought it publickly.</p>
<p>Q. Did he weigh it in the publick shop?</p>
<p>S. Hewett. He did.</p>
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Kempster. I am a tallow-chandler, and have bought many a hundred weight of this fat when I was apprentice: My master took all they made, and he never gave more than a penny a pound for it, when candles were as dear as they are now. I would not give a penny a pound for it. I have turn'd such out of my shop, and would not take it in at all, it is so nauseous and sinking.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070015"/>The record of the conviction of
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<interp inst="t17571207-26-person239" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and sold them to the prisoner at the bar, who said it was very fine, and fit for her business, and ask'd me when I would come again. Last Saturday night she sent two men to me, who wanted to persuade me that Mr. Chandler offer'd to give me a guinea to b uy me a new gown, to swear I sold it to her.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>M. Peck. She works upon an engine, and her husband weaves silk handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Q. What did she give you for it?</p>
<p>M. Peck. She gave me a shilling a bobbin for it.</p>
<p>Q. What are the two bobbins of silk worth?</p>
<p>M. Peck. They are worth about a crown.</p>
<p>Q. Did she know, at the time she bought them, that they were stolen?</p>
<p>M. Peck. I told her they were not my own.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell her whose they were?</p>
<p>M. Peck. No; but she guess'd it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-26-person241" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and when she brought it home there was a considerable deal wanting; I told her if she had been rob'd, and would endeavour to find out the thief, I would endeavour to do her justice. She came after this and said she had received intelligence of the two bobbins. I went and got a warrant, and search'd the prisoner's house, where we found abundance of bobbins of divers gentlemens, some in one place, and some in another; amongst which were two of mine. ( Produced in court, with silk upon them.) These I deliver'd to
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<interp inst="t17571207-26-person242" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There were two looms, and variety of materials to carry on business in a clandestine way; they keep no open shop, but, we are informed, they have sold goods for ten years past.</p>
<p>Q. What are these two bobbins of silk worth?</p>
<p>Chandler. They are worth about six shillings.</p>
<p>Q. What is
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<p>Chandler. She is a doubler of silk.</p>
<p>Q. Is she in such a way of business, that she can be mistress of two bobbins of silk?</p>
<p>Chandler. No, not to come honestly by it.</p>
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<p>Q. to E. Lewin. Look at these two bobbins, do you know them?</p>
<p>E. Lewin. These are the two bobbins and silk upon them that were taken out of my room.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-26-person248" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was in custody, she offer'd to go to the prisoner's house, and sell her another bobbin for a shilling, to convince us she did receive and buy stolen silk. We deliver'd a bobbin of silk of another person's to her. I went with her, and staid without. She went in and came out with a shilling in her hand, and had left the silk there, which I have great reason to believe the prisoner bought.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am not guilty of what is alledged to me. She never told me they were not her own, neither did I know the silk was stolen.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-27-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I am a
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<p>Q. Has it any mark on it?</p>
<p>Bird. No, it has not.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it to be yours?</p>
<p>Bird. Mine had no mark upon it, and the prisoner own'd it was my spoon.</p>
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<p>Q. Why is this tried by the Middlesex jury, seeing the robbery was in London?</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I eat some beef steaks for my dinner at the prosecutor's house, and by mistake put the spoon in my pocket, and as soon as he ask'd me about it I gave it him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-28-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I met the prisoner by Buckingham Gate, on a Saturday between five and six in the evening, about three weeks ago. I went with her to a tavern by the waterworks.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before ?</p>
<p>Vicot. I did. After I had paid the reckoning and paid her, I asked her if she was pleased, she said yes. Then we went from thence to a public house, and drank two tankards of beer, and after that to another public house.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not in liquor?</p>
<p>Vicot. I was at this second public house. She ask'd me what it was o'clock. I felt and found I had neither watch nor purse in my pockets.</p>
<p>Q. What money was in your purse?</p>
<p>Vicot. Six guineas in gold.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-28-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Black Boy, in the Broad Way, Westminster. The prosecutor and prisoner came into my house, and call'd for a tankard of beer, and staid in the tap room an hour and a half; they were fuddled. The woman reach'd, and was sick. I bid them to pay their reckoning, and go about their business. Then she ask'd the man what it was o'clock. He went to pull out his watch, and said it was gone. Then she said he brought it into the house with him, and it should be found. She made many words about it, and insisted upon searching all the people. I then said I would search her first. I saw her put her right hand under her petticoat, and then was going to put something behind her. I laid hold of her hand, and took the watch out of it, and shew'd the prosecutor it. He said that was his watch (produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.) I gave it into the constable's hands, and charged him with the prosecutor and prisoner both.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time did they come into your house?</p>
<p>Craven. They came in about a quarter after ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How long did they stay?</p>
<p>Craven. About two hours.</p>
<p>Q. Were either of them sober enough to know what they did?</p>
<p>Craven. I believe neither of them knew what they did.</p>
<p>Q. Were they in a publick or private room?</p>
<p>Craven. They were in the publick tap-room all the time.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-28-person258"> Francis Norris
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<interp inst="t17571207-28-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. The prisoner and prosecutor were brought to me at the, watch-house, where I had the woman search'd, as the man said he had lost five or six guineas. We found five guineas in the foot of her stocking.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in a purse?</p>
<p>Norris. No, it was not; we found no purse.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prosecutor in liquor?</p>
<p>Norris. He was more than the woman, I thought the next morning.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Was you acquainted with the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I only knew her as a Buckingham acquaintance.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give her this watch or money for any favour granted you?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I did not; I had paid her before.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been often in her company before?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. About a dozen times; she always behaved honestly to me before.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you did not deposit the watch in her hand?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No; I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Have you had your money again?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>When I met the prosecutor at Buckingham-Gate, he told me he would bring me a piece of velvet to make me a pair of shoes; he had given me a piece before. He ask'd me to go and drink, and gave me his watch and money to take care of,
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>John Brown. The prisoner and prosecutor were at the place where I am hostler, at a house near Buckingham-Gate, and staid till a little after ten o'clock; they had a pint of wine when they first came in: I sat just by them in the tap-room. She ask'd me to have a glass. I thank'd her, and drank with them. The gentleman paid for it. After that he said, '' My dear, will you have any more '' wine, or will you have a little punch?'' She said, '' I don't care for drinking any more.'' Then he said to my mistress, '' Make half a crown '' bowl, but I have not got silver enough to pay for '' it.'' He took out his purse, and changed a guinea. When my mistress brought him the change she said to me, seeing he was in liquor, '' Take notice that I give him his change.'' The prisoner said to him, '' You are almost fuddled, '' let's see that the money be right.'' He said, '' You may take it, but, I think, I can tell it a '' well as you.'' She said, '' What, do you mistrust '' me my dear?'' No, said he. She took and counted the money, saying, '' It is all right,'' and gave it to him. Then he gave her a green purse, and she put it in her bosom.</p>
<p>Q. Was this after or before she gave him the change?</p>
<p>Brown. This was after she had given him the change.</p>
<p>Q. What was in the purse?</p>
<p>Brown. There was gold in it, I believe. She wanted to know what o'clock it was, so he pull'd out his watch and look'd, but could not tell. Then he said to to her, '' You may as well take it, you '' can take care of it for me,'' and she put it into her right hand pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Brown. This was about nine at night; they went away a little after ten.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give it her to take care of for him, or to keep?</p>
<p>Brown. I understood they were man and wife, and thought he gave it her to take care of as his wife.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body else by at the time?</p>
<persName id="t17571207-28-person259"> Roger Clift
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<p>Q. Did he put the silver in the purse where the gold was?</p>
<p>Brown. No, he did not; he put the silver in his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give her the watch and purse together?</p>
<p>Brown. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. When did he take the purse out of his pocket first of all?</p>
<p>Brown. He took it out to take out a guinea to change.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it from the time he took his purse out to the time the landlady brought him his change?</p>
<p>Brown. But a very little time.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give her the purse before the landlady brought him the change?</p>
<p>Brown. To the best of my remembrance it was after, but I can't justly say whether it was before or after.</p>
<p>Q. What was said at the time he gave it her?</p>
<p>Brown. There was a dispute.</p>
<p>Q. What about?</p>
<p>Brown. The woman at the bar said, let me see that the money is good. He said, he could tell it as well as she. Do you mistrust me said she? - No, my dear.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-28-person260"> Roger Clift
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<interp inst="t17571207-28-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I came to my quarters at the White-Horse at Buckingham Gate, about eight o'clock, on that Saturday night the prisoner and prosecutor were there, drinking a bottle of wine. He ask'd her if she would have any more liquor. She said, just as you please. Then they call'd for half a crown bowl of punch. He said he must change, and pull'd out a green purse from his right hand pocket, took a guinea out, and gave it to the landlady, and she gave him change. The landlady made words because they were both in liquor. The prisoner said, since you scruple, and fear we should not pay you for it, let me see if your money is good; it was put into the man's hand. Let me tell it says the prisoner, which she did, and gave it him again. He said, is it all right my dear? Yes, it is, said she. Then she said, my dear, let me keep the money for you, there is no odds, we have known one another these seven years. He was a long while in putting it into his pocket. Then he took it out, gave it her, and put the change into his pocket. Then he pull'd out his watch, to know what o'clock it was; but, being so much in liquor, he could not see. The prisoner took it, and said, it was betwixt nine and ten, and gave it him again; he was a long time trying to put it into his pocket. She said, my dear, let me have it. He gave it her, and said, here, my dear, you may have any thing in the world that I have got, and she took it; they then drank up the punch.</p>
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<p>Clift. She was about the house, amongst her customers; she was only out of the room about five minutes, for the change.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the purse?</p>
<p>Clift. The gentleman was fumbling to put it into his pocket, so she said, let me have it, there is no odds between you and I; and he gave it her.</p>
<p>Q. Was this before the landlady came with the change?</p>
<p>Clift. The landlady brought the change just afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to come here to give evidence on this affair?</p>
<p>Clift. I was sent to this day about it.</p>
<p>Q. How came it you did not go before the justice about it ?</p>
<p>Clift. I did not know where she was confined; we heard the next day she was taken up about it.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you first tell this story to?</p>
<p>Clift. To my landlady the same night, and the next morning.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to tell her before you heard she was charged with the fact ?</p>
<p>Clift. I only told what past betwixt the gentleman and the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. to Brown. When did you first of all speak of this to any body?</p>
<p>Brown. I told it to the man that serves the house with milk, when he was in the house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear she was taken up when you told him?</p>
<p>Brown. No; I had not heard it then.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to speak of it?</p>
<p>Brown. My head ached the next morning, and I was saying I had two or three glasses of punch over night with a man and his wife.</p>
<p>Q. How much punch did they call for?</p>
<p>Brown. They had two half crown bowls, and some wine.</p>
<p>Q. When did you hear of your coming to give evidence here?</p>
<p>Brown. I never heard any thing of it till today.</p>
<p>Q. What reason had you to think they were man and wife?</p>
<p>Brown. Because he call'd her my dear, and she him.</p>
<p>Q Upon your oath, did you never see the prisoner at your house, before that day, with other men?</p>
<p>Brown. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Nor never walking the street, or Park, near your house?</p>
<p>Brown. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her say, '' Let me have it; '' we have known one another these seven years?''</p>
<p>Brown. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Is that talking like man and wife?</p>
<p>Brown. She was very well dressed, and so was he.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-28-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a publick-house in Tothill-Fields, call'd the Two-Brewers, and have known the prisoner seven years; I never knew any ill of her.</p>
<p>Q. What is she?</p>
<p>Collins. Her husband is a glover, and she works in that way.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath, don't you believe her to be a woman of the town?</p>
<p>Collins. I never heard she was.</p>
<persName id="t17571207-28-person262"> Lawrence Smith
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<interp inst="t17571207-28-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Petty-France, and keep a chandler's shop. I have known her six years. Her husband is a glover, and I have seen her go backwards and forwards with his work.</p>
<p>Q. Does she live with her husband?</p>
<p>Smith. She does, just by me.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character ?</p>
<p>Smith. I never heard any thing of her, but that she is a very honest woman. She has used my shop these six years. I have trusted her, and found her honest.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-28-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a publick-house, in Grig-Street, Petty-France, and have known the prisoner these seven years. Her husband is a glover.</p>
<p>Q. Do they live together?</p>
<p>Swinley. They do. She has made use of my house, and paid me for what she has had. I have seen her carry work home for her husband, to his master.</p>
<p>Q. Is her husband a soldier?</p>
<p>Swinley. No, he is not.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you speak this of your own knowledge?</p>
<p>M'Miller. I came home before she went out of the house. When I came in she ask'd me how I did, and went away. As soon as my wife came I told her who had been there, and said I did not like her by the company she keeps. I desired her to see that she had not taken any thing away. She looked, and soon missed a silver spoon and silver salt; they were afterwards stop'd by the constable.</p>
<p>Campbell. This woman Creed is intirely innocent. I put the spoon into her hand to go and pawn for me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-29-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Monday last the prisoner Creed brought the silver spoon to me. I asked her how she came by it, and she said it cost her 14 s. I asked her how it was marked, when she hesitated very much, and said a milkwoman sent her with it to pledge. I stop'd it, and bid her go and fetch the milkwoman. The milkwoman came, and said she sent her with it. I asking her what it was marked with, she said she would go and fetch her husband, who could tell. She went away, and never returned.</p>
<p>Q. Who is this milkwoman?</p>
<p>Humphrys. She lives in St. Giles's, she was not detained.</p>
<p>[The spoon was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-29-person271" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This silver salt [ holding one in her hand] was brought to me by
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<interp inst="t17571207-29-person272" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I asked her how she came by it, and she said it was her sister's. I went to see if it was advertised in any of the Bills of warning, when Campbell came in, and said it was the property of the prosecutor, and that his wife had given it her to pledge; and Creed said she was with Campbell when the prosecutor's wife gave it her to pledge.</p>
<p>Q to Prosecutor. Look at this salt.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my property</p>
<p>Campbell. I brought this other prisoner very innocently into it.</p>
<p>Creed's Defence.</p>
<p>This pawnbroker has known me ten years, ask him my character.</p>
<p>W. Humphrys. I have known her ten years, but never had any dealings with her; I never heard any thing amiss of her before this.</p>
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<p>John Hopton. I have the management of the business for Mr. Anson, at the
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<p>Q. Where did he make this confession?</p>
<p>Hopton. This was at an alehouse, near the glass house. He was asked what he had done with them. He said, he was affrighted afterwards, and he had broke them, and threw them down a bog-house. I set some people to searching that bog-house, which they did, and brought me the bottoms of four decanters.</p>
<p>Q. Where were these decanters taken from ?</p>
<p>Hopton. From out of a warehouse belonging to the glass-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner work in that glass-house ?</p>
<p>Hopton. No; he was an
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<p>Q. Describe the coats.</p>
<p>Williamson. They were blue lined with yellow; the great coat had plain yellow buttons, the other had yellow buttons with crosses on them like a harrow.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-31-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Lisle, and lost a pair of stockings at the same time from out of the stable; they were found afterwards at the prisoner's lodging.</p>
<p>Williamson. I searched the prisoner's lodging where he was quarter'd (he is a soldier) and found the stockings; they are very remarkable ones, being black mended with purple worstead.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-31-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a publick house in Buckingham Court, Charing-Cross. The prisoner came to our house on a Tuesday night, the beginning of November, about 7 or 8 o'clock, with a coat on his back which I know to be Mr. Lisle's livery; he asked me to pull it off (it was over his regimentals) and put it by for him till he called for it, which I did; he called for it next morning, bringing another man with him, who bought it of him for 7 s. and 6 d. and changed a 9 shilling piece with me to pay for it.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a man was it?</p>
<p>Wyn. I took the man to be a Jew, he was an old cloaths man.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not detect him, as you knew the coat?</p>
<p>Wyn. I did not suspect it then to be Mr. Lisle's livery, but knowing his livery well I afterwards thought of it, it was a blue coat lined with yellow and brass buttons.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Wyn. He belongs to the guards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-31-person286" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the first of November at night I followed the prisoner down King-Street, he was very much in liquor. I sat down on the next steps to the White-Horse-Inn, and he went down the yard, where the stables are, but there is no thorough fare. I was there above twenty minutes, and did not see him come back.</p>
<p>Q. Was you waiting for him?</p>
<p>E. Lamb. No.</p>
<p>Q. to Williamson. Is that a thorough-fare?</p>
<p>Williamson. It is not.</p>
<p>Q. to E. Lamb. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>E. Lamb. The clock struck nine before I left the place.</p>
<p>Q. to Williamson. Was the stable door lock'd at that time?</p>
<p>Williamson. It is very seldom or ever lock'd, the yard is a close yard, and he must get in before the gates were shut; the gates were found open the next morning.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>An old cloaths man brought a coat to me, the button holes were not lined with yellow; I bought it of him for 5 s. We had a man deserted, and I bought it to put on, that he might not know me when I went to take him; I was out several days after him, but could not find him.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you know it by?</p>
<p>A. Goodwin. By my own work and cutting out. This is one of the three I lost.</p>
<p>Q. Did she confess any thing?</p>
<p>A. Goodwin. No, she did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17571207-32-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner's husband works in the same shop where I do; we are looking-glass polishers. The prosecutrix called him down, and said, your wife has robbed me; he said no, she has not. She staid about five minutes, and insisted on his going to look for his wife; he would not go, but said he was certain she had not got her things.</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="175712070021"/>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 7th, Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th, and Saturday the 10th of DECEMBER,</p>
<p>In the Thirty-first Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER I PART II. for the Year 1758. Being the First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE Sir
<persName id="t17571207-32-person294"> CHARLES ASGILL
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<interp inst="t17571207-32-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Knt. LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe, in Paternoster-Row, 1757.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175712070022"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the City of LONDON, and at the General
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I AM not guilty of the fact. I know no more of it than the child within me, and I have not three days to go as I know of.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. She has no more a child within her than I have.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. What did she mean by that?</p>
<p>Brumley. She is an Irishwoman, and talks pretty much so. She swore she was job'd. Then she came up-stairs, and seemed to suspect a taylor's wife that lodged in the garret. Then she came down again, and said, it must be this Rose, saying, she knew her to be a villain. Then I said, go and look after her, for I don't like you to be here. Then she went and look'd for the prisoner, returned, and said she was absconded from her lodgings; but she had not been come back above ten minutes before Rose came to her. The old woman said she would go and advertise the things, saying nothing to her about her taken them away. She soon returned, and challenged Rose with them. Then Rose went to justice Welch, and took out a warrant against her, for scandalizing her. When she was gone the old woman said to my wife and I, What a bullocking did I make to affrighten that devil, to see if she was the woman or not. Presently a constable came and took this old woman up. If the court pleases to enquire into the two womens characters, I believe the prisoner's is the best; but they are both, as it were, strangers to me: From the character I have had of the prosecutrix, she is a very bad woman.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. They have kept this man all day, and fed him with beer, in order to swear against me.</p>
<p>Brumley. I came freely and voluntarily to speak the truth.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. Where had he this sugar ?</p>
<p>Featherstone. I found it in a bag under the prisoner's coat, tied over his shoulder, with a string. He own'd he took it out of the ship. ( Produced in court.)</p>
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<p>Q. How came you to go there?</p>
<p>E. Honour. Justice Welch ordered me to go to all the pawnbrokers, and enquire for such things. I took her up, and she confessed she stole them.</p>
<p>Q. What were her words?</p>
<p>E. Honour. She said she did not know how she came to do it, and that the devil was in her.</p>
<p>Prisoner. She lent me the stays and apron to go to market with.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Upon your oath, did you lend her these things?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I did not. I am a poor girl come up from Scarborough, in order to get a service.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you give her authority to wear them?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, I did not.</p>
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<p>Prosecutrix. This is my apron.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutrix lent them to me to go to market with. She came home about six that morning; she gets her bread by street walking, so do I; there are two beds in the room, and other people lie in the other bed, and did so that night.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. How many beds are there in the room you lay in?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. There are two, but nobody lay in that other bed that night.</p>
<p>Prisoner. There were a woman and two children lay in that other bed, but they were beggars.</p>
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<p>I always got my bread very honestly; I am very big with child, and in great distress.</p>
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<p>I had a ream of paper under my arm and some bottles when I went into the shop; I was afraid of breaking them: I laid my ream of paper on the counter, and when I went to take it up, a weight stuck to it; how it came there I dont know.</p>
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