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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170001"/>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 17th, Thursday the 18th, and Friday the 19th of JANUARY, 1759.
<p>In the Thirty-second Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER II. for the YEAR 1759. Being the Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble Sir
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<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster-Row; 1759.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>N. B. The characters * + || ++ direct to the Judge by whom the prisoner was tried; also (L.) (M.) by what Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>52. (L)
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<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Look at it, do you know it?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I do not swear to it; I have great reason to think it is mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I went into the shop and I had two rings of my own on my finger, one a brass one, and the other gold. I had taken my own off and put it in my pocket, and afterwards by mistake, I put that ring on my finger thinking it to be my own.</p>
<p>Q. to Chapman. Did you see ever a ring on her finger when she came into your master's shop?</p>
<p>Chapman. Yes: she had two rings on her finger, which she had and produced after we detected her with this.</p>
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<p>53. (M).
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner there at that time?</p>
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<p>Q. What did the prisoner say?</p>
<p>Eliz. Davis. I ask'd him if that was the spoon he had taken, but I believe he did not know it again; he did not say it was or was not.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the spoon?</p>
<p>Eliz. Davis. Mrs Hambleton has it: she is bound over to appear, but is not come; here are two witnesses which heard him own it at the Constable's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-2-person40" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Constable. Mrs Davis came to me about five weeks ago, and described the prisoner; I afterwards took the prisoner upon suspicion; I ask'd him if he ever lived at the King of Prussia by Brooks-market; he said he did not; I ask'd him his name he said Williams; I sent for the prosecutrix; she said that was the man, that she described for me to take; upon being charg'd with taking the spoon he own'd he did take it, and also he own'd the same before Justice Welch; after it was produced by Mrs Hambleton, the prosecutrix brought another to match it.</p>
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<p>Mrs Hambleton was called, but did not appear.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I know nothing of she spoon.</p>
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<p>54. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17590117-3-defend43 t17590117-3-deflabel18"/> with a lodger of mine; her mistress left the lodgings about seven weeks ago, and did not pay me for her lodgings. I broke open the door, and missed the things mentioned in the indictment; the prisoner had staid one day longer than her mistress; I took the prisoner in custody, in order to find her mistress.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you take her up?</p>
<p>Rout. She came to my house, and brought some of my things that they had pawn'd.</p>
<p>Q. Who pawn'd them?</p>
<p>Rout. I do not know. I had not took up the prisoner, but I was told I should be prosecuted myself if I did not; I believe she would have brought the other things if I had not stopt her, had she known where they were. The goods produced in court.</p>
<p>Mr Trip. The prisoner pledged these things with me as the property of her mother, on the 19th and 27th of October last.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. My mistress said they were her own; and as my mother had dealt with Mr Trip, I carried them in her name; and when I found they were the prosecutrix's property, I fetched them as far as my money would go.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-4-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live near Mr Cotes in Shadwell; the Wednesday after the fire was, which was on a Tuesday, Herbert came to my House with a bundle under his arm; he told me he was going to fit some things on a lady at Covent-Garden. He came to tell me I might get work where the fire had been; I am a carpenter and joyner; he desired me to call at his house concerning some money I ow'd him. When I came there, they said the landlord Herbert was gone off with some things stolen from the fire; I said he was at my house; I told them he said if the things got wet (for it rain'd) it would be the ruin of him. I and a constable went back to my house with another man, and found he had left word with my wife he would call again at two o'clock: I went with the constable at the time, and took him at my house with the petticoat; he said he had met the lady in Rosemary-lane, and they had drank two bottles of wine together.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the things the first time he came to your house?</p>
<p>Walmsley. No, he did not open them. The petticoat produced in court. This I saw taken out of his handkerchief before the Justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-4-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> betwixt eight and nine, about 20 or 30 rood from the fire; the fire broke out between seven and eight o'clock, I was going from the fire; I had been at the fire about an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Conner at this time?</p>
<p>Garside. I did; and knew he worked at Mr Turner's factory in weaving sail-cloth; he had something white under his arm; I can't say any body was with him that belonged to him.</p>
<p>Q. How far was the place you met him at from Herbert's?</p>
<p>Garside. About ten or twelve doors.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-4-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had a warrant brought me to search Herbert's house; we made a diligent search but could find nothing; we were for taking the woman away, the man not being at home. She said, If we would stay, she would shew us something, which she did. A sheet, a towel, and some wrappers. Producing them.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was a prisoner in France lately, and I purchased a sheet to use on board the cartel, and I am almost sure this is it.</p>
<p>Cam. The wife of Herbert pointed to Conner, and said he was the man that brought the bundles into her house.</p>
<p>Conner's defence. My fellow-prisoner brought the goods from the fire; I was at his house the next day, and there were he and other people picking the marks out of the things. I ow'd him six shillings; he told me he would acquit me of the debt, if I would not inform against him. I call'd for a pot of purl, and before I had drank it the people came in, and his wife told them I brought the things in there, and they took me.</p>
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Turnis. It was, I think, on a Saturday, about five weeks ago, about six o'clock at night. I went in and took out a p arcel, and deliverd them to
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and he gave them to Heath. Then I went in a second time, and brought out another parcel, there were eighteen pair of stockings in all, we carried them to my mother's room, she was out at work.</p>
<p>Q. What is her name?</p>
<p>Turnis. Her name is
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person68" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , there we divided them, and they each gave me a pair, because I went in for them. After that I sold five pair of them to Mrs Goff, the other prisoner, for five shillings, the same night, and I have one pair on my legs now.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor; I bought the stockings, that were taken away, for my master; they were missing on the evening of the 21st of December last.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen any of them since?</p>
<p>Collins. I have, five pair.</p>
<p>Q. What are they worth?</p>
<p>Collins. There are different prices: the lowest cost 2 s 3 d.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Mr Welch's; the evidence said he sold these stockings in Fee-lane; the Justice desired me to go there; I went and asked the woman at the bar to see a pair of stockings, she said she had none that would fit me: then I said she must go along with me to Mr Welch. She keeps a shop. I asked her for the stockings she bought of the evidence, he was with me; she said she did not remember she ever saw him before; but presently went up stairs and brought me down five pair, the same that have been produced here.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say when she delivered them?</p>
<p>Blyth. She said they were the stockings she had.</p>
<p>The two boys said nothing in their defence.</p>
<p>Goff's defence. To the best of my knowledge I never saw that boy (meaning Turnis) before in my life.</p>
<p>For Heath.</p>
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<persName id="t17590117-5-person72"> James Wood
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Heath ever since he was born; I never heard any thing ill of him before this.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Jones. He bears a very good character.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-5-person74"> Sarah Mason
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person74" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
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<p>For Goff.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a perriwig-maker; I have known her ten years; her husband is a serjeant in the guards; she did keep a publick-house, and after that she lived in Ratcliff-highway; she always behaved well.</p>
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<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Rumart. She always had a very good one; she sells old cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. How long has she been in that way?</p>
<p>Rumart. I cannot tell.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170006"/>Q. How long is it since she kept a publick-house ?</p>
<p>Rumart. I do not know. Her husband is a recruiting serjeant.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her almost seven years; I always heard a very honest character of her. She came from Ratcliff-highway about three months ago; she now keeps a shop in Fee-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Did she keep a publick-house in Ratcliff-highway ?</p>
<p>Isaac. No, she did not. She sold apples and such things there; she is a very industrious woman.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you known her since she came from thence?</p>
<p>Eclan. No, I have not: she had the character of a sober woman.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-5-person79"> Giles Rideout
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her seven years, she is a very honest pains-taking woman; she kept a publick-house in Christopher's-Alley, Morefields. I knew her in Fee-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her in Ratcliff-highway?</p>
<p>Rideout. No, I did not know that she went there; I believe her to be very honest woman.</p>
<p>Leanora Whiting. I have known her about three years.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Whiting. She has traded for a great deal of money, and lived in credit; she is a woman of good character, I take her to be a very honest woman.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-5-person80"> Elizabeth Stow
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person80" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her 27 or 28 years; she is a very honest industrious woman as ever lived upon earth. I believe, if she had known that these things were dishonestly come by, she would not have let them come into her house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her seven years; she always bore a very good character for an industrious woman.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p>
<p>63, 64, 65. (M.)
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<p>Jer. Wardley. I
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Haynes, Heath, and I were going through the Alley where the prosecutor lives; we lifted up his sash, and I took out the cardinal or cloak, and gave it to Heath; after that, I took out a white robe, and gave that to Heath; then I took out a child's linnen gown and a shirt; then we went to the prisoner Wills's house, and I asked her a crown for the cardinal; she bid me half a crown: then came in a man; so we went out, because he should not know what we came upon. When went in again, she would give me but 2 s. so I let her have it. After that, I sent in the other things by
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know the cardinal again?</p>
<p>Turnis. No, I should know the children's things; a child had worn the little gown, and it was dirty.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever sell the woman any thing before?</p>
<p>Turnis. Yes, once I sold her a little colour'd handkerchief for a groat, that we got in Newgate-street.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Look at the cardinal or cloak, what is the value of it?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is well worth half a guinea.</p>
<p>Will's defence. This cardinal is not what I bought; I never saw that evidence
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170007"/> Turnis in my life. Haynes us'd to come to my shop for bread and cheese, and small-beer; he once came and brought an old cardinal and these child's things, and said his father and mother were sick, and begg'd for 3 s. on them, which I let him have. I gave that cardinal to a poor woman that was going to Portsmouth to wrap a child in; it was piec'd and patch'd.</p>
<p>Turnis. She own'd to the constable that she bought the cardinal of me, and she produced them all together; I was by at the time.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was there at the time; as soon as the constable went in and told her what he wanted, she produced them directly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person88" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-5-person88" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her about a year and a half; I always took her to be an exceeding industrious woman. She keeps a chandler's shop, and sells greens, I never heard any body speak amiss of her.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she live?</p>
<p>Pownell. She liv'd in Great Earl-street by the Seven-dials.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person89" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-5-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her about eight years; I knew her when she was servant to Captain
<persName id="t17590117-5-person90"> William Gordon
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<interp inst="t17590117-5-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who is now at Hallifax; she bears the character of an honest woman. I really think she would not be guilty of buying goods knowing them to have been stolen.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I never touched the bottles, and know nothing of them.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was your watch and buttons?</p>
<p>Foy. The watch was taken off a place where it used to hang, and the buttons from out of a drawer; I knew Dayland before; my wife knowing the number of my watch, went to the Pawn-broker's to inquire for it; she found that at Mr Murphy's house; Dayland own'd she took them, for we suspected her; she was seen
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<p>Mr Murphy. Crouch brought this watch to me; and after that the prosecutor's wife came said she had lost a watch with the same name and number; then I had her taken up; Dayland brought the buttons; Crouch was angry with Dayland, and said, How could you give me a watch that was stole; Dayland confess'd she stole it.</p>
<p>Q. Did it appear to you that Crouch was innocent?</p>
<p>Murphy. To me it did: for Dayland said nothing in answer to her question: but at last confess'd she did steal it. The watch produced in Court and deposed to by prosecutor.</p>
<p>Dayland's defence. The prosecutor's wife lent me the watch unknown to her husband.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor's wife. Did you lend Dayland this watch?</p>
<p>Answer. No: I did not upon my oath.</p>
<p>Crouch's defence. Dayland brought the watch to me, and said, a friend of her's desired she would get it pawn'd for some money; and I took it, and pawn'd it to that gentleman.</p>
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<p>Q. How near to you was the woman at the bar, when Spencer struck you?</p>
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<p>Q. What part of you had she hold on?</p>
<p>E. Hart. She had hold on my coat.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>E. Hart. I was as sober as I am now this minute.</p>
<p>Q. Which side of you stood the prisoner?</p>
<p>E. Hart. She had hold of some part of the right side of me.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you any reason to think that the prisoner knew that Bulger was taking your watch?</p>
<p>E. Hart. There was not a word said of the watch; when she was taking it out, I cried murder once; I was going to cry out again, and Spencer clapp'd his hand to my mouth and prevented me; the prisoner did not let me go 'till after the watch was taken from me.</p>
<p>Q. Had she hold of you when you cried murder?</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure the woman at the bar is one of the persons, that had hold of you when you lost your watch ?</p>
<p>E. Hart. I am:</p>
<p>Q. How was she dressed?</p>
<p>E. Hart. She had a very good brown camblet gown on, and very good hat.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>E. Hart. It was duskish, but I could see them by the light of a lamp.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Hawkins. This was in the alley where the robbery was committed.</p>
<p>Q. Was that at your first seeing her?</p>
<p>Hawkins. It was when she was coming round at the corner of some old houses, and Bulger and the prosecutor were standing at the wall together.</p>
<p>Q. Did Bulger make her any answer?</p>
<p>Hawkins. Bulger said to her, Blast my eyes! I don't know what I am doing, for he has got a comical c - k, and will not let me feel; then Dick Spencer knock'd the prosecutor down directly.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the prisoner then?</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I know nothing of what they charge me with.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Hawkins says, when she came up, there were none but you and Bulger together.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was going along that place, and and the prisoner and Bulger were coming one at the back of the other; the alley is not wide enough for two to go a-brest; they were both together at that time.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean when you was going back again to go out of the alley?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Yes, I do.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-10-person132" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> about twelve years, she lives in that alley: last sessions I was in the Queen's-head cellar here in the Old-Bailey, there were the prosecutor and Hawkins: I knowing her, the prosecutor said to me, Good woman, will you drink? I did; they had two full pots of beer; he said, I had not troubled myself with this affair, but the Thief-catchers followed me, and said, if I would not prosecute the woman, she would prosecute me; and
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<p>Q. How do you get your living?</p>
<p>Harris. I go a cindering for my bread.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Harris. I do, and have some time, but don't know what is her business.</p>
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<p>Q. What is Mary Hawkins? what is her character?</p>
<p>Harris. Her husband is a coal-heaver, he has had many wives, and she as many husbands (as they call them); I have nothing to say to her character.</p>
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<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Clark. I never heard any thing ill of her; she is a very honest woman, and gets her living by buying and selling of old cloaths.</p>
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<p>75. (M.)
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<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>76. (M.)
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<p>Q. Was you sober when you went to bed?</p>
<p>Gaston. I was.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>Gaston. When I went to bed, I had three guineas and a half in my purse, and a watch with a black shagreen case; these were all in my breeches, which I laid under my head, and in the morning, breeches and all were gone.</p>
<p>Q. What reason have you for charging the prisoner with taking them?</p>
<p>Gaston. There was nobody in the room but she; I took her before a Justice of the peace, and she denied having taken them.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you awake in the morning?</p>
<p>Gaston. I was awake at twelve o'clock in the night, and heard the watch going under my head; she call'd to me at four o'clock, and said the soldier and his wife were not come to bed; then I fell asleep, and slept 'till near seven o'clock, then I miss'd the things, and she was gone.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170011"/>Q. Have you ever met with any of your things again?</p>
<p>Gaston. I had the watch again.</p>
<p>Q. Where is it?</p>
<p>Gaston. I was obliged to dispose of it.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find it?</p>
<p>Gaston. Her husband, as she calls him, is in the Marshalsea-prison, and a person that lives near More-fields, delivered it to me; he said, he had it not from the prisoner, but he had it from her husband, or another man from the Marshalsea-prison.</p>
<p>Q. Where is that man that delivered it to you?</p>
<p>Gaston. He is not here: I had also my breeches return'd me by a prisoner in the Marshalsea-prison.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. The room had never a lock to it, it was a common lodging-house, and several people lay in the next room. I am falsely accused.</p>
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<p>77. (L.)
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<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Harrison. He was my bed-fellow; I suspected him and took him before Justice Welch; he confessed he had stole them, and had pawn'd them at Mr Browne's, a Pawn-broker on Snow-hill; where I went and found them; the prisoner said he did design to bring me them again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give him leave to pawn them?</p>
<p>Harrison. No: I did not.</p>
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<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Look at the buckles?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I can't swear to them: there is no particular mark upon them; they are the same pattern of mine.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you had your's?</p>
<p>Harrison. About half a year?</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner acknowledge he took the buckles?</p>
<p>Harrison. He own'd he took my buckles and pawn'd them there for five shillings.</p>
<p>Q. to Rochford. Did you take them in?</p>
<p>Rochford. I did not take them in: but he came a second time; he having had three shillings at first, and the second time he wanted two shillings more, and I let him have that.</p>
<p>Q. Can't you recollect the man again by seeing him at that time?</p>
<p>Rochford. It is so long ago that I cannot: and I saw him but that time.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. Here are some gentlemen that will give me a character.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Tyre. I never heard any thing of him but what was upright, that of a sober young man; I know the prosecutor also; I believe he was the first person that brought him into company in drinking, he served his time in the city.</p>
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<p>Q. How long have you known the prisoner?</p>
<p>Waters. I have known him about three quarters of a year.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Waters. I never heard any thing ill of him 'till this affair; he is a very civil well-behav'd young man; the prosecutor said to me the prisoner had taken the buckles a month before he took him up; I ask'd him why he did not take him up sooner; he said because he promised to pay him for them.</p>
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<p>Q. Whose property are they?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170012"/>Beck. I am in charge of them, the prisoner took one of the shirts.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Beck. She own'd to me that she took it and carried it to a Pawn-broker in Golden-lane, and he would not take it in; then she went to Red-Lion-Market, White-Cross-street, and pawn'd it for two shillings; there I went and found it; I took her before the sitting Alderman; there she said the same; we have threepence a piece for making the shirts, and the Church-Warden allows the person that makes them a penny for each shirt.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-17-person184" type="given" value="Amy"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-17-person184" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner and I were going out in the morning, in order to go to work, (we go out to daily labour, and go to the Work-house to lie) she went back and I followed her; she went into the committee-room; I said to her what business have you there; she said, I have got nothing; I saw her put something into her pocket; she pull'd it out when she got on the out side of the gate; then I saw it was a new shirt; the shirt produced.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this shirt?</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-17-person185" type="given" value="Amy"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-17-person185" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . (She takes it in her hand) here is the letter S upon it, near the collar, which Mr Beck put on it; pointing to it.</p>
<p>Q. When did he put that letter on it?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-17-person186"> Amy Holeman
<interp inst="t17590117-17-person186" type="surname" value="Holeman"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-17-person186" type="given" value="Amy"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-17-person186" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . When he fetched it from the Pawn-broker's: I heard her own she took it before Mr Beck went for it to the Pawn-broker's.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. That witness saw me take it, and went with me to the Pawn-broker's, and had part of the money.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>79. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17590117-18-person191" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is Robert, he is a
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<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-18-person192"> Mary Leake
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<interp inst="t17590117-18-person192" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-18-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This was between 7 and 8 at night: I went and laid hold on her, and she struck at me, and let the meat fall to the ground; I made her stoop for it and take it up; it was a piece of the thin-flank.</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.</p>
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<p>80. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person198" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person199" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , on the 14th of last month, about half an hour after seven o'clock at night; I was going home to my house in Oxford Road; the prisoner met me and knock'd me down.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing to you first?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person200"> Ann Webb
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person200" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person200" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No: he took from me my pocket and 4 s. 6 d. in it.</p>
<p>Q. What did he knock you down with?</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person201" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person201" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . With his fist.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing to you afterwards?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person202"> Ann Webb
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person202" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person202" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No: he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Was you stunned with the blow?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person203"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person203" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person203" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person203" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No: I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person204"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person204" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person204" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person204" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person205"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person205" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person205" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person205" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It was a very dark night.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know it to be the prisoner?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person206"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person206" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person206" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person206" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Because I knew him before, and I really believe him to be the man.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a lamp near?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person207"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person207" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person207" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person207" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No: there was not.</p>
<p>Q. What cloaths had he on?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person208"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person208" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person208" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person208" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The same as now ( the prisoner was a
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<p>Q. Had you seen him before on that day?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person209"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person209" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person209" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person209" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No: I had not.</p>
<p>Q. As it was dark, How could you see him so as to know him?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person210"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person210" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person210" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person210" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There are a great many faces one like another, but I believe he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take him before a Justice of the Peace?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person211"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person211" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person211" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person211" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say for himself ?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person212"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person212" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person212" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person212" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He said nothing at all?</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find your pocket since ?</p>
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner at any time own that he took your things?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person214"> Ann Webb
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person214" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<p>Q. By what can you tell it to be the prisoner, there are many people with red cloaths?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person215"> Ann Webb
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person215" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person215" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . So there is.</p>
<p>Q. Did he speak to you at all?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person216"> Ann Webb
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person216" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person216" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No: he did not open his mouth to speak to me.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a hat on?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person217"> Ann Webb
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person217" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person217" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He had: it was a laced hat.</p>
<p>Q. Was it cock'd or flapp'd ?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person218"> Ann Webb
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person218" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person218" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you believe it was the prisoner?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person219"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person219" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person219" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person219" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Because I really think he is the man?</p>
<p>Q. Did you see his face?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person220"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person220" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person220" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did?</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<persName id="t17590117-19-person221"> Ann Webb
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person221" type="surname" value="Webb"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person221" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person221" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him about three years.</p>
<p>Q. Do you keep a publick-house?</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person222" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<p>Q. Do you think he knew you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-19-person223" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-19-person223" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I don't know whether he did or not in the dark.</p>
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<p>81. (L.)
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<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
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<p>John Green. I am servent to Mr
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<interp inst="t17590117-20-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a Mercer, opposite the prosecutor; I saw the prisoner at the bar come out of Mr Thorn's shop with this piece of shalloon, which she dropp'd at the door; produced in court: which I suppose was by pulling the door after her too hastily.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it to be this piece?</p>
<p>Green. I know it by the dirt on the paper it is wrapped in: and also by dirt on the end of the piece; she took it up and ran directly away; I went and ask'd Mr Thorn if he had sold her a piece of shalloon; he said no: then I informed him what I had seen; he and I followed her into Smithfield; he overtook her; she turned about directly, and said she had nothing of his; at which time I saw her drop it again behind her; Mr Thorn went and took it; then the prisoner was very much confused.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Is this your property?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I never saw the piece in the shop; there was another woman there buying of buttons; when she came out, she dropp'd the piece and I pick'd it up.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Was there another woman in your shop, when the prisoner was there ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No: none but my wife behind the counter; she was serving a boy.</p>
<p>Q. to Green. Did another woman come out of the prosecutor's shop, at that time the prisoner speaks of?</p>
<p>Green. No: there was not.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Was there another woman in the shop when the prisoner went out?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No: there was not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have been but a fortnight in this part of the world.</p>
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<p>Q. Was she a servant to you?</p>
<p>Martin. No: she was not, she was a customer to us.</p>
<p>Q. What is she?</p>
<p>Martin. Her husband is a shoe-maker; she came in the next day, my wife ask'd her what
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<p>Q. Did she use to visit any people above stairs?</p>
<p>Eliz. Martin. No: my maid was going to bed; she came down and told me there was a sheet taken from off her bed; the night after the prisoner came to our house; I ask'd her what she was doing up stairs the night before; she said she had not been up; I said she had, and had left a shoe behind her; we looked and found she had got two odd shoes on; one of them and the buckle, were fellows to that and the buckle that was left in our Club-room; then she own'd she had taken and pawn'd the sheet, but would not say where; but said she had given it to an aunt to pawn.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this sheet ?</p>
<p>Eliz. Martin. This is the sheet that was brought by the prisoner's husband; here is no mark upon it; I can't swear that it is the same that I lost.</p>
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<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Cooper. At a
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<p>Q. Where did you see them?</p>
<p>Cooper. I saw them before Justice Welch.</p>
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<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. Look at that handkerchief?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. It is my handkerchief.</p>
<p>The constable produced another silk and cotton handkerchief. This I had from a pawnbroker in the Hay-market, I really don't know his name, a girl went with me to the house for it.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the prisoner?</p>
<p>Constable. No: it was another girl; the goods where all produced before the justice; the boy own'd he went into the shop, and took
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<p>Prosecutrix. I heard the girls own that they divided the money they made of the things amongst them; one pair of the stockings were found in Kelly's lodging.</p>
<p>The constable said the same.</p>
<p>Kelly's defence.
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<p>Holland's defence. This boy (meaning Willis) had got a pair of stockings, he desired Poll Taylor to pawn them, and he said would give her a pretty ribbon; I never saw any thing else but that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-23-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My wife let a room ready furnished to the prisoner at the bar, as a single woman; the goods mentioned in the indictment were in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your wife?</p>
<p>Murray. She lyes-in, and can't attend.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when your wife let the room?</p>
<p>Murray. I was not: the prisoner own'd before Justice Welch to the taking the feather-bed, blanket, and sheet, from my house, and deliver'd them to a woman to pawn; and mention'd where the Justice might send to the pawnbroker's house for them; the bed and blanket were brought; she own'd they were part of the furniture of the room.</p>
<p>Q. Is the pawnbroker here?</p>
<p>Murray. No: he is not.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the sheet?</p>
<p>Murray. The pawnbroker has it.</p>
<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
<p>Murray. His name his Herring.</p>
<p>The constable. Mr. Herring said he did not take it in; but his wife owned she did; I desired her to come with me to Justice Welch; she did not come; I went back for her after about an hour's time; then she said her husband was gone to the Justice; but he did not come; then I went with a search-warrant; then the bed and sheet were produced; the prisoner said she wanted money to pay her landlady for rent, and she did intend to put them in their places again when her money came up out of the country.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Was you at the hearing of this ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was not at the Justice's at the time he speaks off.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I could not get any thing to do; I expected a little money out of the country, and it did not come up as usual; so I was obliged to take these things out to pawn, or I had been turned out of my lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Why did you not bring the Pawnbroker's wife?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She was with me at Hicks's-hall, and she said there would be no trial here today; and she would not come here.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-24-person260" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lost a pair of silver buckles.</p>
<p>Q. From where?</p>
<p>Carter. They were taken out of my shoes when I was asleep.</p>
<p>Q. How can you tell that? who was with you?</p>
<p>Cartr. My cousin
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<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Carter. Because he was in the room at the time.</p>
<p>Q. How can you tell who was in the room when you was asleep?</p>
<p>Carter. The boy was in the room, and he was awake.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the boy?</p>
<p>Carter. I was told there would be no occasion for him to come.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170016"/>Q. Do you think two people that were asleep at the time the fact was committed, could give a better account of it than one that was awake?</p>
<p>Carter. I do not know for that; the boy said he saw the prisoner take the buckles out of my shoes, and they were afterwards found in the prisoner's bed.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say for himself ?</p>
<p>Carter. He said he did not intend to keep them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-24-person262" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was asleep in the room at the time these things were taken; the prisoner came in at our back-door about 7 o'clock at night; there were a good many people in the house; we had not seen him for two months before, he seemed to be in liquor, he asked if he could lodge at our house.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Holding. We live at
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<interp inst="t17590117-24-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> at our house, they went home between ten and eleven; Dowglas came back again, and said he had some mistrust of the man; while he was gone, the buckles were missing, and the prisoner went up to bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was you asleep or awake when he went to bed?</p>
<p>Holding. I was asleep.</p>
<p>Q. Then how do you know what time he went to bed.</p>
<p>Holding. That I had from our boy; I went up stairs, and said, Who has play'd the rogue with the buckles? the boy said, Samuel has taken the buckles out of Mistress's shoes, and said, Samuel said he was not going to steal them.</p>
<p>Q. Were you and your mistress drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Holding. We were all very sober.</p>
<p>Q. How came you both to fall asleep?</p>
<p>Holding. We fell asleep being tired.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. My landlady took the liberty with me to take a silk handkerchief out of my pocket several times.</p>
<p>Q. to Carter. Did you take that liberty with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Carter. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he laugh, and say afterwards, it way only a joke.</p>
<p>Carter. He did, and he intended to give me them again.</p>
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<p>Sarah Banford. The prisoner came into my house the 4th of December, for a pint of beer; she desired to toast a piece of bacon at the fire; she had a little knife like a pen-knife; she got to my pocket as I sat by her, and took out two Half-guineas, two gold rings, and some silver. When she had done, she got up and ran away, and left half her pint of beer; I presently ran after her, but never catch'd her 'till the Saturday following, in St Giles's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you perceive her to take the things?</p>
<p>Banford. I did not mind her when she was doing it; I took her before Justice Fielding, he could not make her confess any thing for a great while; I offered to give her the money if she would confess the rings; then she confessed to the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she say the rings were?</p>
<p>Banford. She confessed she had taken them and pawned them to
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<p>Q. Do you know what money you had in your pocket at that time?</p>
<p>Banford. I had told it to pay the distiller; and I missed the money as soon as she was gone, and there was no body in the house at that time but the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Western. On the 4th of December. Produced in court.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lend her upon them?</p>
<p>Western. I lent her a guinea upon them.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Look at these rings?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. These are my property, and what I lost at that time; the prisoner said she was going into Staffordshire, and wanted a little money to carry her down.</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the stable door lock'd?</p>
<p>Page. No, it was only shut; he was taken out in the night-time.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found him since?</p>
<p>Page. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who took the horse?</p>
<p>Page. No.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Page. He was seen with such a horse in the Broad-way, Westminster.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-26-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Farrier; the prisoner at the bar brought two horses to my shop, about the break of day, one them had lost a shoe. I put one on; he ask'd me to dock a black gelding: he staid in the yard 'till three o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Cuttle. I live in Westminster; after this, Mr Page came and asked me if I had seen such a horse? and according to his description it was his horse.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-26-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . on the 29th of November, the prisoner came into Mr Cuttle's yard with two horses, one a black, and the other a grey one; he came with one to be dock'd; he staid 'till three o'clock, I never saw him nor the horses before.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he come?</p>
<p>Bullock. He came about seven in the morning.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. Is it feasible to think that I should take the honey away, and am not able to buckle my shoe; I had been to carry a coat to the scowerer's, and went after that into the Square to look after a shipmate of mine; and there I went to do my occasions, I let down my breeches, and this man came and said, You have robb'd me; and I absolutely befoul'd myself in abundance. I know no more of the honey, than I know of the sacred God.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his employ?</p>
<p>Harrison. He is a Shoemaker; he was recommended to me by a master that had employed him.</p>
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<p>Q. Had she access to the room where the bureau stood?</p>
<p>Sanderson. She had, and no body else, beside my wife and I; she went up that day to make the bed as usual; after she was come down, I went and told my money, and miss'd a shilling; I call'd her to me and examin'd her about it; she denied having taken any. I insisted upon searching of her; then she pull'd out her things from her pocket, presently she pull'd out the key of my bureau, and after that came out my shilling; I saw the mark upon it. I said, This is the key of the bureau, and this is my shilling; and told her she took the shilling about half an hour before. I charged a constable with her; then she confessed she took the shilling before me and the constable of the night. I took her before Mr Alderman Gosling, there she said she found the key, but did not know the use of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-28-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a lodger in the prosecuter's house; they told me they had a suspicion the maid had robb'd them; they took the prisoner into the kitchen, and desired her to pull the things out which were in her pocket. She took out some small money, but did not pull out the key or shilling for some time; then the mistress desired the pocket might be turned inside out; then she pull'd out a key and a shilling. When the constable was coming in, I said, Here comes the constable; she desired I would speak to her master for her; they charged her; she down on her knees, and confessed to the taking the shilling, and said she found the key under the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say where she took the shilling from?</p>
<p>Lee. No, she did not; she begg'd to be forgiven; the mistress said she would forgive her no farther than the law would go. She said she never took any money before that; he desired his wife to fetch down the money that he had marked, and the shilling was marked as the rest; I shewed the shilling to the Grand Jury here yesterday, but whether by pulling out my handkerchief, or by what accident, I know not, but I have lost the shilling; the Grand Jury looked at it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Here is the other money which I marked the same as that which we found on the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I found a shilling upon the bed when I went to make it, that I sent down to mistress by her k inswoman; after that I found a key and a shilling under the bureau; my master sent me to carry same beer to the Fleet, and then directly took me into the kitchen, and charged me with taking them. I said, I don't know of any key belonging to you; I pull'd out this key, and said, This I picked up, and delivered it to him; had he not sent me out with the beer, I would have given it him directly. Then he charged a constable with me, and sent me to the Counter.</p>
<p>Q. to Lee. Did she say she found the shilling under the bureau?</p>
<p>Lee. No, she did not; she was above an hour before she was sent away.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did she readily say upon your charging her, she had found a key and a shilling?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I told her what I had lost, and said I wanted to search her; I desired her to pull out what she had from her pocket, she pull'd out two sixpences, a half-penny, and three farthings. She utterly denied taking any thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did you charge her with taking a key and a shilling?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did; and she said she had nothing in her pocket but her own key and her own money.</p>
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<p>Q. What was the prisoner's name that escaped ?</p>
<p>Crompton. His name was
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner give you any reason why he knew he would attempt to escape?</p>
<p>Crompton. No, he did not; I ask'd him how he could be so cruel as not to discover it to me, when he knew I had been so good to him; he turn'd himself round, and said, D - n it, it was nothing to him.</p>
<p>Q. from Falkner. When you sent for me, do you think I was sober or fuddled?</p>
<p>Crompton. I think he was in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say as to the other prisoner?</p>
<p>Crompton. When I found the cloaths had been brought into Falkner's room, then I made enquiry who brought them there? and found that Fielder brought them there from Kensington.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any business in your goal?</p>
<p>Crompton. He came to a woman that is a prisoner there; I went to Kensington and made enquiry where I had been directed, and found he had given a receipt for the things.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Fielder examined upon this?</p>
<p>Crompton. He did not say in my hearing to what purpose he brought them. My man will give a farther account.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find Jones's old cloaths?</p>
<p>Crompton. They were found in a sack, which will be proved to be the same sack as the other cloaths were brought in, at the bottom of the stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the commitment of
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<p>Crompton. Here it is, producing it. signed by the Lord Mayor.</p>
<p>It is read in court.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-29-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was committed to Wood-street-compter by my Lord-Mayor, on Friday the 18th of November, on suspicion of felony, he was iron'd on one leg for security; on the Monday or Tuesday following Fielder at the bar came up to the gate with a bag a-cross his shoulder.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the month?</p>
<p>Chadwick. It was the 20th or 21st.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Chadwick. I am turnkey there; I felt on the out-side of it to see if I could perceive any spirituous liquours in it; I ask'd him what he had got in it; he said he had got some cloaths; I ask'd who they were for; he answered, I am going up to Falkner's room with them; he went in, and up to that room.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he went into that room with them?</p>
<p>Chadwick. He went that way.</p>
<p>Q. Where was
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<p>Chadwick. I saw him about 4 in the afternoon on the 26th of that month with his beard on, and his own slouch'd hat, and a great coat on, the same day he made his escape.</p>
<p>Q. Who let him out?</p>
<p>Chadwick. I believe I did, not knowing who I let out; I took him for a stranger, the old cloaths, that he had on then, were left in the bag that the other cloaths were brought in.</p>
<p>Q. If he had appear'd at the gate in his old cloaths should you have let him out?</p>
<p>Chadwick. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Was he let out in mens or womens cloaths?</p>
<p>Chadwick. They were mens cloaths I believe.</p>
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<p>Q. What day of the month was this?</p>
<p>Young. It was on a Sunday-night; my room is up three pair of stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Had Jones his irons on?</p>
<p>Young. He had, and the cloaths as he usually wore; I went out of the goal and return'd again about 8 or a little after, then there was an alarm that
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<p>Q. Did you ever see him after that ?</p>
<p>Young. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-29-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I draw beer for a gentleman in the compter that keeps the tap there; I have heard the prisoner Falkner talking amongst the rest of the prisoners say, that if he knew any man committed, that was for life and death he knew which way to let him out. This I have heard him say over and over again; I drew beer for
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<p>Q. How was he dress'd?</p>
<p>Davidson. He had then his old cloaths on</p>
<p>Q. Was Falkner in that room that evening?</p>
<p>Davidson. Yes, and Fielder too?</p>
<p>Q. from Falkner. What time was I there ?</p>
<p>Davidson. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. from Fielder. What time was I there?</p>
<p>Davidson. I don't know.</p>
<p>Falkner's defence. I am a poor debtor, and have been in that goal six months; I desire to be hang'd up now in the yard if I know any thing of it; they don't care what they swear against a poor debtor to clear themselves.</p>
<p>Fielder's defence. That fellow that is gone out of the goal was in Falkner's room the Sunday before; he ask'd me to go of an errand for him; I said I would; he said it was to fetch him some cloaths; I went and brought them from his lodgings at Kensington, he sent a letter for every thing he had there; 2 shirts, 2 night-caps, 2 or 3 handkerchiefs, and other things; I brought them to him, he was standing on the foot of the stairs, I gave him the sack with all the cloaths in it, and where he carried them I don't know; he took his shoes out of the sack and brought them down and put them on, and gave Mr Chadwick his shoes which he had borrow'd of him, and Mr Chadwick charg'd him sixpence for the use of them.</p>
<p>For Falkner.</p>
<p>Mr Boudler. I have known Falkner twenty-one years; he lived in my neighbourhood in Black-Fryers; he has made shoes for me, and always used me very well.</p>
<p>Q. What are you ?</p>
<p>Boudler. I am a Carpenter.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Boudler. He is an honest man as far as I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-29-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him many years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Levet. I never knew any ill of him.</p>
<p>Mr Chillingsworth. I have known him 15 years or better.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Chillingsworth. He has bore a very good character of an industrious man in the neighbourhood; I never heard any thing against him 'till this.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-29-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about eighteen or twenty years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Clark. I never knew any dishonesty by him, he has made and mended shoes for me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-29-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him eighteen years; he is counted a very honest man in the neighbourhood.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Jenkins. It is that of an honest man.</p>
<p>For Fielder.</p>
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<p>John Seaker. I live at Coventry; on the 17th of December last, I sent a letter from thence by the post to Newnham and Shipley, in Watling-street, with three bills and a bank note in it.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this bank note?</p>
<p>Seaker. (He takes it in his hand) This was put into that letter.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with it after it was put in the letter?</p>
<p> ***The Second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170021"/>PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission 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 17th, Thursday the 18th, and Friday the 19th of JANUARY, 1759.</p>
<p>In the Thirty-second Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER II. PART II. for the YEAR 1759. Being the Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble Sir
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<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster-Row, 1759.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person314" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On that morning before ten o'clock I carried it to the Post-Office myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did you yourself put that note into the letter?</p>
<p>Seaker. I saw it put in, and saw it sealed up.</p>
<p>Q. Who wrote the letter ?</p>
<p>Seaker. My father.</p>
<p>It is read in court to this purport.</p>
<p>No. H 45. London 11 Aug. 1758.</p>
<p>I promise to pay to Mess. Walpole and Company, or bearer, upon demand, the sum of 20 l. for the Governor and Company of the Bank of England.</p>
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Q. What is your father's name?</p>
<p>Seaker. His name is George.</p>
<p>Q. Is it his note or your's?</p>
<p>Seaker. It was his note.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person316"> Samuel Malkin
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person316" type="surname" value="Malkin"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person316" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am master of the Post-Office at Coventry.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember what was done with the letters on the 17th of last December?</p>
<p>Malkin. I put all the letters that were delivered in at the Post-Office on Sunday the 17th of December last, into the Coventry bag, and tied the bag up, and sealed it with the seal of my office; and afterwards I saw it buckled up in the mail, and put into the packet-cart and set off for Daventry.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person317"> Thomas Ravenhill
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person317" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an Assistant-Clerk of the Chester road, at the General Post-Office.</p>
<p>Q. Are you acquainted with the customs of the post going backwards and forwards on that road?</p>
<p>Ravenhill. I am.</p>
<p>Q. When does the Coventry bag come out from Coventry about the middle of December?</p>
<p>Ravenhill. It was fetched from thence on the 17th.</p>
<p>Q. Supposing a letter put in there to come out from thence on the 17th; what time should that come to London?</p>
<p>Ravenhill. It should come to London the next day, being the 18th.</p>
<p>Q. Was you engaged in your business on the 18th of December last?</p>
<p>Ravenhill. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the mail coming in?</p>
<p>Ravenhill. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine it?</p>
<p>Ravenhill. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Coventry bag come that day?</p>
<p>Ravenhill. It was to have come that day, but it did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did all the rest of the bags come ?</p>
<p>Ravenhill. They did: I have a list of all the bags contained in that male; as they are taken out they are read over to me one by one.</p>
<p>Q. Had you notice that the mail had been robbed?</p>
<p>Ravenhill. No.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person318"> John Rowlands
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was before Justice Fielding on the 29th of December; the two prisoners at the bar were there.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Rowlands. I belong to the Accomptant's-Office in the Post-Office.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon this paper: (he takes it in his hand)</p>
<p>Rowlands. Here is the name
<persName id="t17590117-30-person319"> Edward Cleaver
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person319" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> wrote at the bottom of it: I saw the prisoner Cleaver write it?</p>
<p>Q. What is that paper ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170023"/>Rowlands. It is the confession of
<persName id="t17590117-30-person320"> Edward Cleaver
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person320" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Q. Was it read over to him before he signed it?</p>
<p>Rowlands. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Do you apprehend he heard it read over?</p>
<p>Rowlands. I apprehend he did, and understood it when it was read.</p>
<p>Q. Whether or no that was taken in a voluntary and free manner, or by any other method?</p>
<p>Rowlands. It was taken in a fair candid manner as could be.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any promise made him?</p>
<p>Rowlands. No: there were none at all; it was rather represented that it would make against him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him confess all that this paper contains?</p>
<p>Rowlands. I did.</p>
<p>The confession read in court to this purport.</p>
<p>The examination and voluntary confession of Edward-Cleaver, taken and acknowledged before me
<persName id="t17590117-30-person321"> John Fielding
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person321" type="surname" value="Fielding"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person321" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; this 25th Day of December 1758.</p>
<p>"This examinant says, that he lives at the</p>
<p>"sign of the Green-Man at Barnet, in the</p>
<p>"county of Middlesex; that on Monday the</p>
<p>"18th of this instant December, between the</p>
<p>"hours of five and six in the morning, he took</p>
<p>"out of the Chester male (lying in the yard of</p>
<p>"the said house) the Coventry bag; containing</p>
<p>"a large quantity of letters; that he</p>
<p>"opened many of the said letters; and out of</p>
<p>"one of the said letters he took a lottery ticket,</p>
<p>"of the late state lottery, which he examined</p>
<p>"on the same day at a lottery-office, near St</p>
<p>"Andrews Church, Holbourn; and being</p>
<p>"there told it was a blank, he sold it to the</p>
<p>"said office-keeper for 5 l. 5 s. And this examinant</p>
<p>"farther says, that he took out of</p>
<p>"another letter, that was in the aforesaid Coventry</p>
<p>"bag, a bill of exchange for 7 l.</p>
<p>"drawn upon Mistress Bodingham in Downing-street,</p>
<p>"Westminster; that the said bill</p>
<p>"of exchange was then due, and that he received</p>
<p>"the money for it that evening.</p>
<p>"And this examinant farther says, that he</p>
<p>"took out of another letter, which was in the</p>
<p>"said Coventry bag, a bank note of 20 l. on</p>
<p>"the back of which was wrote the following</p>
<p>"words, viz. By post from Coventry, Dec.</p>
<p>"16. And this examinant farther says; that</p>
<p>"he gave the aforesaid bank note to one Elizabeth</p>
<p>"Sharp, living in a court in the Old-Bailey,</p>
<p>"to put off for him, telling her that</p>
<p>"he had taken it out of the Coventry bag.</p>
<p>"And this examinant says, that he went</p>
<p>"with the said
<persName id="t17590117-30-person322"> Elizabeth Sharp
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person322" type="surname" value="Sharp"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person322" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person322" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to one Malin,</p>
<p>"in Plumtree-court, as this examinant believes,</p>
<p>"in order to change the said note, but</p>
<p>"that he did not get it changed; nor has he</p>
<p>"received any money or other consideration</p>
<p>"for it.</p>
<p>"And this examinant farther says, that he</p>
<p>"burnt all the other papers of every kind, that</p>
<p>"were in the aforesaid Coventry bag, in a</p>
<p>"garret at the aforesaid house at Barnet,</p>
<p>"known by the sign of the Green-Man, on</p>
<p>"Monday the 18th instant; being the same</p>
<p>"morning, on which he took the aforesaid</p>
<p>"Coventry bag out of the Chester mail.</p>
<p>"And this examinant farther says, that</p>
<p>"when he received the money for the aforesaid</p>
<p>"bill of exchange, drawn on Mistress Bodingham</p>
<p>"in Downing-street; he wrote upon the</p>
<p>"back of the said bill of exchange, the name</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person323"> Richard Brooks
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person323" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ."</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person324"> Edward Cleaver
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person324" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person324" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Taken before me this 25th day of Dec. 1758. J. Fielding.</p>
<p>Q. Did the woman at the bar own she received any Bank note from the prisoner Cleaver?</p>
<p>Rowlands. Mr Fielding asked her if she received any; she said she did not.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. I have no doubt but that this confession was taken freely, as you have given an account: but before the time that this was taken, was it represented to him as a capital offence?</p>
<p>Rowlands. I believe it was not represented to him as a capital offence.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170024"/>Q. What this woman said, was it after she had heard the accusation of Cleaver?</p>
<p>Rowlands. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you apprehend it might arise from a regard and tenderness had for Cleaver, that she said she had not received any note at all?</p>
<p>Rowlands. I can't form any judgment of that.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person325"> Joseph Plast
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ow. I was at Justice Fielding's on the 25th of December last, when the two prisoners at the bar were there; Mr. Fielding asked Cleaver, if he gave Mrs. Sharp a 20 l. bank note? he answered he did give it her: she denied the receiving of a bank note.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person326"> William Marjoram
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person326" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I deal in wine and brandy in the wholesale way; I served the prisoner Mrs Sharp with these commodities; on Tuesday, the 19th of December last, she came to my shop to pay me a bill of 2 l. 17 s.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Marjoram. I live in Catharine-street in the Strand.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she live?</p>
<p>Marjoram. She lived in the Old-Bailey; she brought a bank note and desired I would give her change for it.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this bank-note. (he takes it in his hand.)</p>
<p>Marjoram. I am sure this is the note.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know it by?</p>
<p>Marjoram. I wrote the two initial letters of my name upon it at Mr Fielding's house.</p>
<p>Q. What reason had you to know it to be the same when you saw it there?</p>
<p>Marjoram. I had kept it in my custody from the time I received it of her to the Tuesday following; and before I parted with it I wrote them letters on it.</p>
<p>Q. When she gave you this note, what did you do in return?</p>
<p>Marjoram. I gave her nineteen guineas and a shilling; I told her there was her full change; she then gave me three guineas back, and I gave her 6 s. out of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you receive any message from her afterwards ?</p>
<p>Marjoram. I did, by a woman.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person327"> Eleanor Wootton
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person327" type="surname" value="Wootton"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person327" type="given" value="Eleanor"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person327" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .
<persName id="t17590117-30-person328"> Elizabeth Sharp
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person328" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person328" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sent to me, and desired I would go to Mr Marjoram?</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Wootton. This was on Thursday; but I can't tell the day of the month.</p>
<p>Q. Was it before or after Christmas?</p>
<p>Wootton. It was after Christmas I went: it was the day before Mrs Sharp was sent to Newgate; she said she was in New-prison about something concerning notes; and she did not know what she was taken up for at first. She had been before Justice Fielding; she desired I would go to Mr. Marjoram, and give her love to him, and desire he would go to her.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any other message sent by you?</p>
<p>Wootton. She was vastly frighted, and did not know what she was taken up for.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to Mr Marjoram?</p>
<p>Wootton. I did, and delivered that message to him.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any more conversation past between the prisoner Sharp and you, than what you have given an account of?</p>
<p>Wootton. No, there were not.</p>
<p>Q. Was not there any conversation about burning at all?</p>
<p>Wootton. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say she wanted to see Mr Marjoram about a note?</p>
<p>Wootton. She did.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing at all of Mrs Sharp's receiving this note of Cleaver ?</p>
<p>Wootton. No, I never saw him in my life, 'till I saw him in custody.</p>
<p>Q. to Marjoram. What did this evidence say to you when she came?</p>
<p>Marjoram. The message that I understood by her, was, that she had got the money to give me if I would give her the note again, and she would burn it.</p>
<p>Q. to Wootton. Do you not recollect this conversation?</p>
<p>Wootton. I never said these words, nor had a half-penny of money about me.</p>
<p>Q. to Marjoram. Did you understand her to have the money to deliver to you, or you to go and have it of Mrs Sharp?</p>
<p>Marjoram. I understood it, that the witness
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175901170025"/> had got the money to deliver to me upon my delivering her the note.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any such message delivered by this woman, tending to your delivering up a note ?</p>
<p>Marjoram. Yes, there was.</p>
<p>Q. Was this evidence Wootton examined before Mr Fielding?</p>
<p>Marjoram. She swore that before Mr Fielding, with this variation; that Mrs Sharp would give me the money, if I would deliver up the note.</p>
<p>Cleaver's defence. I have nothing more to say, than that I gave the note to this woman, (meaning the prisoner Sharp) and I never had a farthing of the money.</p>
<p>Sharp's defence. He brought me the note, I can't tell the day, I believe it was the 18th or 19th; he said, Mrs Sharp, can you change me this note? I said no, I did not think I had money enough; I went and look'd, and found 17 l. 18 s. then I said I had no more, except he would take halfpence: he said they were luggage; I went to one Mrs Malin's, she said it was not in her power to change it; then I went with it to Mr Needham's, he could not change it; then I went to my Wine-Merchant; Cleaver said in Mrs Malin's house, while I came back to give him the two guineas: and when I came there with the money, he was gone; I saw him the next morning and said, Are not you gone home? he said no, nor he would not go home any more; for he had been in company in the Old-Bailey, and lost most of his money at cards: he told me his business in London was to buy sugar and plumbs for his father.</p>
<p>For Sharp.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person329"> Peter Corney
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<interp inst="t17590117-30-person329" type="given" value="Peter"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in company with
<persName id="t17590117-30-person330"> Edward Cleaver
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person330" type="surname" value="Cleaver"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person330" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the prisoner at the bar; I am an Apothecary and Surgeon; he took me to a house in the Little-Old-Bailey, to see a person that he said was Mrs Sharp's daughter; I order'd her something.</p>
<p>Sharp. Cleaver brings this gentleman, and said, Mrs Sharp, your daughter is very bad; this is an acquaintance of mine, let him go and see her, he said don't fear the money, I'll pay you. The gentleman came down again and talk'd, and said, I understand you let out a little money, what interest do you take? I sometimes get neither interest nor principal. He said, If you'll let Cleaver have twenty or thirty pounds, I'll be bound for him, to go to buy horses; there is a gentlewoman of my acquaintance that takes but three per cent. and she has made me a present of a goose.</p>
<p>Q. to Corney. Do you remember this conversation?</p>
<p>Corney. I remember nothing at all of it.</p>
<persName id="t17590117-30-person331"> Elizabeth Malin
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person331" type="surname" value="Malin"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person331" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17590117-30-person331" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went with Mrs Sharp to Mr Marjoram's to get the note chang'd.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of her receiving it?</p>
<p>Malin. No, I know nothing of that.</p>
<p>Q. Was it offered to you?</p>
<p>Malin. No, it never was; when she came to me, Cleaver said he wanted money to go out of town directly the next day, saying she owed him two guineas.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the note?</p>
<p>Malin. No, I never saw a bank note; I saw her deliver a piece of paper to Mr Marjoram, but what it was, I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing pass between Cleaver and Sharp?</p>
<p>Malin. I heard him bid her make haste, he wanted to go out of town; and said there were two guineas owing; he went away before she came, and came back again at night a little in liquor, and said, give me a dram of rum; I have been to the play, give me silver for half a guinea; said I, I'll trust you, you seem to be in liquor; he went away, and two or three days afterwards, he came again and paid me for the dram of rum.</p>