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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050001"/>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 5th, Thursday the 6th, and Friday the 7th, of DECEMBER.
<p>In the Thirty-third Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER I. for the YEAR 1760. Being the First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable Sir
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<p>Printed, and sold by G. KEARSLY (Successor to the late Mr. Robinson ) at the Golden-Lion, in Ludgate-Street, 1759.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
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<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 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>2. (L.)
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<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Whittworth. No; I never saw her before to my knowledge: I did not miss any thing then ( this was on a Saturday) but on the Wednesday morning following I received a letter from Mr. Griffice, my comb maker, who lives on the other side of the water, the contents of which were,</p>
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<p>Q. Whose goods were they which you saw in the hands of the constable?</p>
<p>Whitworth. They were our property. The prisoner did not directly deny taking them, but made some frivolous excuse. (The goods produced in court.) Here is my hand-writing and my partner's
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050003"/> on the papers that are about the thread; the thread was a little dirty, and it was laid by to be dyed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-2-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, and was sent for by Mr. Nugent, at the Nag's head in Cheapside, when I was told that the woman they had got there had been attempting to rob the larder where they keep the victuals. I laid hold of her (the prisoner at the bar) and found she had got a parcel of things in a handkerchief, amongst which was this parcel of ivory combs mark'd with a shopkeeper's mark; some of them were loose down her bosom. In the handkerchief also was this parcel of thread. She said she bought the combs of a comb-maker on Snow-hill. I sent a person thither with some of them, who return'd and said they were not made there, but was directed to Mr. Bowers, near Aldgate. I asked the prisoner where she had the thread, who said she bought it in the street. Then I secured her, advertised the goods, and went to Mr. Bowers; he sent me to Mr. Griffice, who said the combs were of his make, and sent to the prosecutor's.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am not guilty of the fact laid to my charge.</p>
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<p>3. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17591205-3-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I only swear to the gown, [producing it] but here is an evidence who saw it taken upon the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. What was the prisoner?</p>
<p>Mandavill. She was my servant, and was going away when it was found.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-3-person51" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am one of the prosecutor's family. The prisoner was going away, and as we had missed two or three trifling things, we thought proper to search her box, and upon opening it this gown was found in it. I charged her with taking it, and she owned she took it out of my mistress's drawer.</p>
<p>Q. Was her box lock'd?</p>
<p>A. Boone. It was.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>4. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17591205-4-person56" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I missed the things mentioned in the indictment, on a Saturday night in November, about an hour after they were taken away; the prisoner was taken up on the Monday following, when she owned she had taken them, and took me to Mr. Rotchford's, a pawnbroker, where we found them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-4-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took in these stays and petticoat of the prisoner at the bar [producing the stays deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
<p>Q. What account did the prisoner give of herself when she brought them ?</p>
<p>Rotchford. She said she had but just taken them out from another place, and was obliged to pledge them again.</p>
<p>Q. When did she bring them?</p>
<p>Rotchford. On the 17th of November, just about candle lighting.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A young man and woman lived at the prosecutor's house, up three pair of stairs; they quarrelled and parted, and he cut her cloaths to pieces. He desired me to come and make it up between them. I went, and staid drinking there till about ten o'clock at night. Having drank plentifully, going out of the room, saw the lace of the stay hang down upon the stairs; I laid hold of it, and down came the stay and petticoat with it. I took them up, put them into my apron, and took them away. She came to me afterwards, and I owned where they were.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. The pawnbroker would not let me see the petticoat, except I would first pay the money it was pawned for.</p>
<p>Court. Mr. Rotchford, your shop should be open to all customers; this is a misbehaviour; you ought to shew people their goods when they come for them.</p>
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<p>[The court ordered Mr. Rotchford to deliver the petticoat to the prosecutrix, without receiving any money for it.]</p>
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<p>5. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17591205-5-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th of October last I lost the knives and forks, and had no intelligence who stole them till three or four days after. [The knives and forks produced in court, and deposed to.] I apprehended the prisoner in Shug Lane, and took her before justice Fielding.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050004"/>Q. Had she been your servant ?</p>
<p>Cooper. No; I knew her before, but I never heard she was guilty of any misbehaviour of this sort before. She went very willingly with us to the sign of the Green Man and French Horn in Covent Garden, where she confessed she had pawn'd them, and for how much. I told her there were three sheets missing. She said there were but two sheets missing, and that she ought to know best.</p>
<p>Q. Where were the knives and forks, and spoons pawned ?</p>
<p>Cooper. They were pawned to Mr. Andrews and Mr. Hunt.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live ?</p>
<p>Cooper. I keep the King's Arms at Kensington.</p>
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<p>Q. What account did she give of herself?</p>
<p>Andrews. I knew her near a year before; she had pledged some of her own wearing apparel with me before, such as aprons, stays, and other things. She asked me but six shillings on the knives and forks. I asked her who was the owner. She said they belonged to one Mr. Groves, who belongs to the king's kitchen at Kensington, and he had desired her to pledge them with whom she pleased, for his conveniency when he came to town. She gave an account also where he lodged. I not being satisfied about her account, sent to Kensington Gore, to know the truth of it; but seeing them advertised in the paper on Monday morning, I sent to justice Fielding, and he ordered me to come when the prisoner was examined.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-5-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought one silver spoon to me on the 20th of October, the other on the 23d; I took them both in, and asked her if they were her own property. She had some wearing apparel in pawn, which she took out, and left one of the spoons for them; on the other she had eight shillings. [The spoons produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to Mr. Cooper's on the rejoicing night, and called for a pint of beer; there came in a gentleman, like a serjeant, and joined company with me. After we had drank pretty late, Mr. Cooper insisted on my staying at his house all night. He took a hammer and chissel and broke open a door to let me in, that his wife should not know of it, she being upstairs, and put me to bed, where he kept me all night, till four o'clock. He gave me these things, in order to make money of for the present, and said he would let me have money to fetch them again; but I have no witnesses of it; there were only he and I together.</p>
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<p>6. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17591205-6-off29 t17591205-6-crimeloc31"/>. I lost a chesnut colour'd mare out of a close near my habitation, between the 3d and 4th of November last. I advertised her in the Daily Advertiser, by which means I found her at the Red Cow in Whitechapel, the house of
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<interp inst="t17591205-6-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who had stop'd her on the Monday was seven-night after I lost her. She is now in my custody. I saw the prisoner before justice Fielding, but he did not confess any thing in my hearing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-6-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Red Cow in Whitechapel. I seeing the advertisement, took the Advertiser in my hand; having a mare in my stable, I went there, and found she exactly answered the descriptions. I sent the prosecutor a letter the same day, being the 10th of November; but I cannot say who brought her. Then I ordered my servant Leycock not to let her go out of the stable. He told me he had bought her. Then I ordered him to look for the man he had bought the mare of, and on the Sunday, about three or four o'clock, he sent me word he had found him, and that he was in custody of the constable in Spital Fields. I went there, and saw him; it was the prisoner at the bar, who fell a crying.</p>
<p>Q. Is this the same mare that the prosecutor has sworn to?</p>
<p>Cheddick. It is.</p>
<p>Q. What did your servant say he gave for her?</p>
<p>Cheddick. He said he gave two guineas for her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-6-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was hostler to the last witness, and bought the mare.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before you bought this mare?</p>
<p>Leycock. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you buy her?</p>
<p>Leycock. In Smithfield, on the 9th of the last month; I bought her of the prisoner at the bar for two guine as.</p>
<p>Q. What did he ask for her?</p>
<p>Leycock. He did not ask much more for her.</p>
<p>Q. How much did he ask?</p>
<p>Leycock. He asked me six guineas.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you suspect her to have been stoln?</p>
<p>Leycock. No, I did not. The prisoner said he
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<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner own any thing?</p>
<p>Leycock. I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought the mare upon the road as I was coming up. I gave a guinea for her on the Monday morning, and sold her again on the Friday.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-6-person72" type="given" value="Peter"/>
<interp inst="t17591205-6-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Spital-Fields, and keep a chandler's shop: I have known the prisoner about three months before this affair happened.</p>
<p>Q. What has been his behaviour for that time?</p>
<p>Ray. I have trusted him in my house, where I have silver and gold, and I never lost any thing by him.</p>
<p>Q. How came he into your house ?</p>
<p>Ray. On buying things that he wanted. I have left him alone for the space of fifteen minutes together, and have heard he came of very honest parents, at Litherworth, in Leicestershire.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-6-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Spital-Fields, and am a barber and peruke-maker. I have known the prisoner between two and three months: He work'd at a loom in my back room, in which he weaved silk and worstead; he lodged in my house about two months, and always behaved very honestly with me. My wife and I have trusted him with every thing in our house when we have gone out, and never missed a farthing; he always came in at good time on evenings.</p>
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<p>Robert Ashbridge. The goods mentioned in the indictment were brought and pledged with me by the woman at the bar in June and July last: I have known her five or six years.</p>
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<p>I shewed the prosecutrix where the things were, and she made it up with me; she knew I did it for want. I was a month in her house afterwards, and at last she shut the door and turned me out with my children into the street. I never was guilty of pawning any body's things before.</p>
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<p>9. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17591205-8-off41 t17591205-8-crimeloc43"/> at present, and follow no business; I am very infirm, and can't help myself to and from bed. The prisoner at the bar put me to bed on the 13th of November last; my watch was then in my breeches pocket, and also my money. In the morning, at putting on my things, the watch and a half guinea were missing from out of my breeches, which had been laid under my head. I had a suspicion of the prisoner taking them, because he had once before taken my watch away in a joak. I had a warrant to take him up, and he surrendered himself last Monday.</p>
<p>Q. Did he confess any thing ?</p>
<p>Potts. No, he did not; I never have seen my watch since.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-8-person85" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at the Albemarle's Head in Clerkenwell, where the prosecutor lodges. My mistress having a suspicion of the prisoner, because he had taken the watch once before, she sent me upstairs to listen what past when he was putting the prosecutor to bed. I went up, and heard. Mr. Blasby say to him, "D - n you, you was jealous of my stealing your watch before, but I will take it to-night, and what then?"</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that he did take it?</p>
<p>S. Skelton. No, I do not; it was missing the next morning: My mistress called me down the instant them words were spoken.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-8-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> lodged in my house, whom the prisoner put to bed some times; he did so that night; the watch and money were missing the next morning. Before the prosecutor went to bed he had two half guineas in his pocket, which I saw. I got him up the next morning, and as I was putting on his stockings, and the thing belonging to his wooden leg, I missed his watch string, so asked him about it. He said he had it in his breeches the over night. Then I said, I'll see if your money is safe; I looked, and a half guinea was missing.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
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<p>Q. Where did you see them?</p>
<p>Bailey. I saw them at a chandler's shop in Parker's Lane, the latter end of October; they had been used for scaffolding.</p>
<p>Q. What is the man's name where you saw them?</p>
<p>Bailey. His name is Wright; it is not far from Bloomsbury Square.</p>
<p>Q. How many boards did you see there?</p>
<p>Bailey. I believe I saw nine there, but there were but six of Mr. Gray's, which were ten or twelve foot long; some mark'd T.G. and some E.G. which is his father's name. When the prisoner was before justice Welch, he asked him how he came to take the boards away? He replied, they were old boards, and but of little use.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Bailey. This was about five or six weeks ago.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether they were boards belonging to the scaffold ?</p>
<p>Bailey. I cannot tell whether they were fixed or lying loose; we have many lying loose on the scaffold; this I know, they were scaffolding boards, and my master Mr. Gray's property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-9-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought the boards of the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Wright. I live in Parker's Lane, and keep a chandler's shop. A labourer who lodged at my house told me these boards were the property of Mr. Gray. Then I sent for Mr. Bailey, who came, and said they were his master's.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by them?</p>
<p>Wright. I believe I bought them of the prisoner at the bar, who brought them to me by two at a time.</p>
<p>Q. At what time of the night did he bring them?</p>
<p>Wright. He brought them between seven and eight at night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask him how he came by them?</p>
<p>Wright. No, I did not the first time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you the second ?</p>
<p>Wright. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Wright. No; the second parcel that he brought I found were marked; then I inquired about them; the first two parcels were fit for nothing but to burn. He told me they were old flooring board, which he had from a house where he was at work.</p>
<p>Q to Bailey. What sort of boards were they, new or old?</p>
<p>Bailey. Some of them had been but little used.</p>
<p>Q. to Wright. What did you give for them?</p>
<p>Wright. I gave a groat a piece for them.</p>
<p>Q. to Bailey. What are they worth a piece?</p>
<p>Bailey. They are worth 14 d. one with another.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I thought they were all old flooring boards.</p>
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<p>11. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17591205-10-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you put this money to the other, or by itself?</p>
<p>Macquistin. I put the 22 guineas there, and took the other money away. On missing the 2 guineas, I challenged my maid with it, who declared herself innocent; then I suspected the prisoner, so went with a constable to his lodgings, and charged him, but he denied it. The constable searched him, and found 2 guineas upon him which were my property, and of my own marking, as the others were [the two guineas produced, and inspected by the court and the jury.] I have some of the others in my pocket to compare, if the court pleases.</p>
<p>Q. Did he confess any thing?</p>
<p>Macquistin. I don't know he spoke a word all the way he went to the compter, he never confess'd any thing.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where have the two guineas been since that time ?</p>
<p>Macquistin. After he was committed the alderman order'd me to take them.</p>
<p>Council. I should have thought them to have been order'd into an indifferent person's hands.</p>
<p>Macquistin. They were order'd into mine.</p>
<p>Q. Is the constable here?</p>
<p>Macquistin. He is.</p>
<p>Q. Was not the prisoner your apprentice?</p>
<p>Macquistin. He had been.</p>
<p>Q. Had he serv'd his time out?</p>
<p>Macquistin. He had 22 Months to serve when I had him discharg'd from me.</p>
<p>Q. Was not there a quarrel between you and him?</p>
<p>Macquistin. If you urge me to do it, I shall tell the truth.</p>
<p>Q. Pray speak out the whole matter?</p>
<p>Macquistin. Then the reason why I discharg'd him was, about a month before, he went out in the hight and left the door open, and I was alarmed by my door being open in the night.</p>
<p>Q. Had he rob'd you of any thing?</p>
<p>Macquistin. No, he had not as I know of; but I thought that as he had got this method of opening the door and going out, I was not safe in my person or property, so I was determined to get rid of him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever go out and leave your door open at any other time?</p>
<p>Macquistin. I know of no other time than that.</p>
<p>Q. Do'nt you think it possible that a person in going out might accidentally in pulling the door after him leave it open?</p>
<p>Macquistin. He might, but I think he had no reason for going out of my shop.</p>
<p>Council. This shews you had a great dislike to him from this single instance, which might be purely accidental.</p>
<p>Macquistin. Supposing I had been rob'd, who should I suspect but the person who went out of my house?</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a character did you give him before the alderman when you was there?</p>
<p>Macquistin. The alderman was not there, his clerk was. I told him that the prisoner had gone out of my house and left the door open, and I could not think myself safe in my own house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not say you thought the prisoner to be a very honest man?</p>
<p>Macquistin. I did say, I did not know that he rob'd me.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a place was this money taken out of?</p>
<p>Macquistin. From out of a drawer of a double chest upon chest; I always lock it, and put the key into a buroe and lock it up there.</p>
<p>Q. Was the lock broke?</p>
<p>Macquistin. No, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. When you went to enquire for the prisoner, did he offer to secrete himself?</p>
<p>Macquistin. He was thunderstruck; it was near twelve o'clock at night when I went to him. I laid hold of his collar directly.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you see before you saw the prisoner in that house?</p>
<p>Macquistin. He was the very first person I saw; I called out and asked if Will was at home, that being his name. The mother (as I thought) called, and said he was. I have heard since it was somebody
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<p>Samuel Lane. I am a constable. I searched the prisoner, and found two guineas and six pence upon him. I said to his master, here are two guineas, do you know this money. He looked on them, and said here is my mark on both of them, and I will swear to them as part of my money, taken out of my drawer.</p>
<p>Q. did you look at the marks?</p>
<p>Lane. I did, and saw them; these are the two guineas here produced.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner confess any thing?</p>
<p>Lane. No; I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I kick'd a piece of paper before me, and took it up; there were two guineas in it, which I put into my pocket: this was in my master's house.</p>
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<p>John Watson. I live in King street, Grosvenor-square. Happening to be in liquor, I was pick'd up by some bad women, went into a house with them on the 2d of November at night, and was rob'd of upwards of 30 l.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of money was it?</p>
<p>Watson. There were 26 guineas, a 36 s. piece, a moidore, and half a guinea.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you pick'd up?</p>
<p>Watson. I was at Smithfield market that day, but at three o'clock next morning I found that I was in Swan yard, opposite Somerset-house.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in a house?</p>
<p>Watson. I was, but not in a bed.</p>
<p>Q. How came you there?</p>
<p>Watson. I do not know, neither do I remember a step of the ground as I went; I was very much affrighted to think how I came there. Looking about me, in a court or yard I saw a light through the sash: Then there came a watchman with a woman, and opened the room door; I had the candle in my hand. The woman came to me, and said, "Get you gone, you have been robbing the house, and if my husband comes home, you will get knocked on the head, or something or another."</p>
<p>Q. What was her name?</p>
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<p>Q. Can you tell who took your money?</p>
<p>Watson. I do not swear to Brown, nor the prisoner neither.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got any of it again?</p>
<p>Watson. I have got ten guineas that were taken out of Catherine May's pocket, which she owned before the justice to be my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-12-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About three or four days after this, I was informed that the woman at the bar was at an alehouse in Drury Lane, where I w ent, took her, and had her before justice Fielding. I searched her, and found ten guineas in her pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-12-person110" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did live in Swan Yard, at a lodging, and have known the prisoner about a week or a fortnight; the prosecutor was in my apartment on a Friday night.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought him there?</p>
<p>S. Brown. Mrs. May happened to bring him in.</p>
<p>Q. Who is Mrs. May?</p>
<p>S. Brown. That is the prisoner at the bar. She lodged in a garret at a shilling per week, and I, out of good-nature, let her be in my room.</p>
<p>Q. What time did she and the prosecutor come in?</p>
<p>S. Brown. I believe it was between nine and ten o'clock, or eight and nine; I do not know which.</p>
<p>Q. What did she bring him there for?</p>
<p>S. Brown. I do not know; I saw nothing disagreeable there.</p>
<p>Q. How long did they stay?</p>
<p>S. Brown. I really do not know, for I was backwards and forwards, because I expected somebody coming in.</p>
<p>Q. Did they go to bed together?</p>
<p>S. Brown. The gentleman was on the top of the bed to be sure.</p>
<p>Q. Was she on the bed?</p>
<p>S. Brown. She was.</p>
<p>Q. Was you?</p>
<p>S. Brown. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in the room all the time they were?</p>
<p>S. Brown. I was some part of the time, but I went out, because I thought somebody was at the door.</p>
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<p>S. Brown. I know so far, that she did take some money from him, I know she did do such a thing.</p>
<p>Q. How much?</p>
<p>S. Brown. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she took any?</p>
<p>S. Brown. She offered me three guineas, and put it into my hand, that I should not tell.</p>
<p>Q. What did she offer you that for?</p>
<p>S. Brown. She said, Brown, here this is a gentleman that looks as if he would not be so ridiculous as to expose himself, saying, he would not advertise himself to make himself look scandalous.</p>
<p>Q. How did she come by that money?</p>
<p>S. Brown. I can say so far, she was rustling about his pockets, and she said she took it out of his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Who did she say so to?</p>
<p>S. Brown. She told me so.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you she took it out of the man's pocket? in your examination before the justice, you did not say one word of her taking the money.</p>
<p>S. Brown. I really have forgot whether she said she took it out of his pocket or no; for she was a little surprised, and took herself away; I followed her as far as Temple-Bar, she had some rum, and treated a watchman with a pot of purl. I followed her, but she got from me, and I went to my landlord but could not find her; she has absconded ever since, till she was taken up.</p>
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<p>[ See No. 490, in Mr. alderman Blachford's mayoralty.]</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What part of your house were they taken from?</p>
<p>Day. From out of a place we call the buttery.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who took them?</p>
<p>Day. I saw the prisoner at the bar take them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Day. She was my next door neighbour. I lay below stairs. We were in bed, the buttery is just by my bed's head; she threw a hanging shelf down which gave the alarm, I got up and went to the door, and saw her taking the things out; she was putting them out at the window; I seized her about five minutes after, at a neighbour's house, and charged the constable with her; she at first denied it, but afterwards she owned it, and fell on her knees and beg'd I would forgive her, and said she would forsake the place of Highgate, and never come there again.</p>
<p>Q. How did she get in?</p>
<p>Day. She or some of her accomplices broke the window; I did not see her get in not go out; but I know she must get in at the window: the window was broke enough to get at the turn-buckle of the casement to open it, which was done; then there was room for any-body to get in, it is eighteen inches wide; it is very likely she had somebody with her, I do not know how she could get the goods out herself.</p>
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<p>Rebecca Haslewood. The prisoner lodged in my house about five months; I let her a ready furnish'd lodging; she took away the things mentioned in the indictment, which were let to her with the lodging.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find them again?</p>
<p>R. Haslewood. Yes, they were pawn'd to Mr. Milner, in White-chapple, in her name; she owned to me she had pawned the curtains, but said her husband bid her pawn them.</p>
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<p>My husband sent me to pawn them; Mrs. Haslewood knows I told her so.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-16-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost the goods mentioned in the indictment, on the 10th of last month.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who took them?</p>
<p>Kleinert. I employed the prisoner by the week, as a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17591205-16-defend127 t17591205-16-deflabel83"/>; he went away and hired himself to an East-India captain, and he came to me to desire I would give him a character. The day that I missed the Hudson's Bay martins I charged him with taking them, I only missed them at that time. The person that he sold them to came to me and told me of it, and said he had bought more of him. I took the prisoner before Mr. Fielding, and there he confessed he had taken them, and three fox skins more than Mr. Arnold had bought of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-16-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a headborough, and took the prisoner into custody; he was carried before Mr. Fielding, where he made a voluntary confession, upon being charged with taking the skins, and begged forgiveness. [The Hudson's Bay martins produced in court.]</p>
<p>Mrs. Arnold. The prisoner at the bar brought these Hudson's Bay martin skins to our house, and said there were a large quantity of them just come from abroad, of different sorts, that these were he had brought on shore, and mine was the first house he had been at. I asked him if he was a furrier. He said no, he was quite a stranger in town, and knew no furriers. I asked him if he knew any journeymen. He said no; and making a very good appearance, I bought them of him.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Mrs. Arnold. I live at the corner of Cornhill, near to the Mansion house.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I had 68 martin skins in my shop, and I lost 42, here are 40 in court.</p>
<p>Q. did you lose them all at one time?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They were taken away at different times.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence, but called his master, the prosecutor, to his character.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner had been with me about six weeks and behaved exceeding well; he has worked till the blood spun out of his fingers ends, but was not of the trade; he is a cook, and had hired himself to be a cook to an India captain.</p>
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<p>18. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17591205-18-person142" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is William, the prisoner came to live with me on the Tuesday, and she stole my husband's watch on the Wednesday; she took away also the other things mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she stole the things?</p>
<p>C. Braddock. because she confessed it.</p>
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>Q. When had you seen her last?</p>
<p>Parker. I had seen her in the stable over night.</p>
<p>Q. Was the stable door locked?</p>
<p>Parker. No.</p>
<p>Q. Is your stable joining to or near your house?</p>
<p>Parker. It is near my house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find your mare again?</p>
<p>Parker. I overtook the prisoner at the bar as he was leading her along the road with a halter at Kensington, about the middle of the same day.</p>
<p>Q. Had he no saddle ?</p>
<p>Parker. No, nothing but a halter.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Parker. He was a stranger to me, I can't say but I had seen him before. I asked him where he had that mare, he said he was leading her along for a man; then I took hold of the halter, and of him likewise.</p>
<p>Q. Did he know you, can you tell?</p>
<p>Parker. I do not know that he did; I told him the mare was mine; then we got a constable and secured him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he point out any man that he was leading the mare for?</p>
<p>Parker. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long before that time had you seen the prisoner?</p>
<p>Parker. I had seen him about three or four days before at our house; he carried hard-ware about.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with him?</p>
<p>Parker. No, none at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-20-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I came up from Berkshire with the prosecutor after the mare, and found the prisoner leading her along by a halter at Kensington, in the road. The prosecutor took hold of the mare. Said the prisoner, what do you mean. The prosecutor said this is my mare, and I will swear to her; the prisoner said he was leading her along for a man. Then we sent for a constable, and took him before justice Fielding. He said, he was perswaded to do it by two women that were along with him, as we were carying him along; that he bought a halter at Abingdon the night before, and then went to Buckland and lay in the rick yard till he saw the carter had suppered up his horses. and when the servants were all in the house at supper he went and took the mare, and rode away with her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have a mother in London about seventy years of age; I wanted to come up to see her, and I took the mare to come up upon, but not with any intent to sell her, neither did I offer to sell her. I beg for mercy, and that I may be sent to serve his majesty, either by sea or land.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-21-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was servant to Mess. Windle and Quinton, at the Green Yard; they have a very large manufactory of all sorts of flint glasses.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I do, he was teazer there.</p>
<p>Q. What is that?</p>
<p>Hambleton. That is to Stoak the fire, and keep it up.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any thing of any glasses being taken away by the prisoner?</p>
<p>Hambleton. Yes, two baskets, which contained about ten dozen of drinking glasses.</p>
<p>Q. Where were they before he took them away?</p>
<p>Hambleton. They were in my master's yard, laid by in a convenient place, till he could take them away by night.</p>
<p>Q. Where were they before they were put in that convenient place?</p>
<p>Hambleton. They were in the warehouse.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought them out of the warehouse?</p>
<p>Hambleton. The prisoner at the bar did.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Hambleton. Very well, for I was with him at the time; we were partners in it, and he brought them to our house. Then one Persia Hart came and fetched them away; she bought them.</p>
<p>Q. What was she to give for them?</p>
<p>Hambleton. She gave two shillings and six-pence a dozen for one parcel, and two shillings for the other.</p>
<p>Q. What were they worth?</p>
<p>Hambleton. The parcel for which she gave two shillings and six-pence, were worth four shillings and six-pence per dozen, and that at two shillings were worth three shillings and three pence, or three shillings and six-pence per dozen, to sell to the trade.</p>
<p>Q. When was it that he and you took them away from your master's yard?</p>
<p>Hambleton. That was about six weeks ago; it was about the 1st of November.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050012"/>Q. What did Mrs. Hart do with them?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did she keep a shop?</p>
<p>Hambleton. No, she did not; she told me afterwards she had sent them into the country.</p>
<p>Q Did your masters, or either of them, know of your taking them away ?</p>
<p>Hambleton. No, at that time they did not know they were stolen.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That witness gave me the glasses out of the warehouse.</p>
<p>Q. Which of you proposed the first robbing your masters ?</p>
<p>Hambleton. We were all of us very willing to do it.</p>
<p>Q. How long had the prisoner been servant there?</p>
<p>Hambleton. He had been servant there about two years.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I had been servant there on and off till May last these six years.</p>
<p>Q. What was your employ?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I was sometimes porter, and sometimes employed in the mill.</p>
<p>Q. What was this man's character, during the time he was there?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I never heard any thing ill of him in my life till this.</p>
<p>Q. Did the woman pay ready money for the glasses?</p>
<p>Hambleton. She did, and was always drawing us in for more as fast as she could.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-21-person163" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the other witness; there were glasses brought several times from Mr. Windle's to our house. The prisoner had the key of our door to let himself in, and he brought the two last baskets to our house himself in the night.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. I do not know the exact time, but it was in November; he had been in gaol on suspic ion before that, but nothing being found against him, he was discharged. After he had brought them, he gave Mrs. Hart an account of them, and she came in the morning and fetched them away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see any money paid?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Mr. Windle. The glass manufactory belongs to Mr. Quinton and myself.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Hambleton gave me the key of his house and of the warehouse, to take and bring them to him, and he received the money for them.</p>
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<p>At the desire of the prisoner the witnesses on both sides were examined apart.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have been acquainted with the prisoner at the bar about three years; he lived just by the glass-house, and was a
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<p>Q. In what capacity?</p>
<p>Hambleton. He was sometimes packer, and sometimes porter.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any particular place for packing up goods?</p>
<p>Hambleton. Sometimes they are packed up in the warehouse, and sometimes in the yard. About seven or eight weeks ago the prisoner and I took out glasses several times, and carried them away.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity at a time?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I cannot directly say how many; I know he took six dozen and brought them to my house at night about eight or nine o'clock, and left them there with my wife; I was not at home.</p>
<p>Q. Then how do you know that he carried them to your house?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I found them there when I came home; they were packed up before to be brought, and it was the same basket which I saw packed.</p>
<p>Q. Did any of your master's people know of his bringing them away?</p>
<p>Hambleton. No.</p>
<p>Q. What were they worth per dozen?</p>
<p>Hambleton. They were worth four shillings and six-pence per dozen, they were the best glasses.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not his business to pack up glasses to send to customers?</p>
<p>Hambleton. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Has not your master a variety of baskets belonging to his warehouse?</p>
<p>Hambleton. Yes, he has a great many dozen.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear positively that was the same basket which you saw pack'd before, as you speak of?</p>
<p>Hambleton. I cannot say it was the same basket; they were the same goods.</p>
<p>Q. Is not one glass like another?</p>
<p>Hambleton. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear to one particular basket from the rest?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050013"/>Hambleton. We cannot, but I am very confident this basket is what I saw in my master's warehouse, which was brought to my house.</p>
<p>Q Was you not once in Newgate?</p>
<p>Hambleton. No, never in my life.</p>
<persName id="t17591205-22-person171"> Elizabeth Hambleton
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person171" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner a good many years.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember his bringing glasses to your house</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. I do, several times.</p>
<p>Q. When was the last time that he brought some?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. He brought a little basket to our house about two months ago; there were glasses in it.</p>
<p>Q. What became of them?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. Mrs. Hart, a Jew woman, came and fetched them away.</p>
<p>Q. How long had they been at your house before she came?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. They did not stay long before she came. She brought her maid (named Brown) along with her sometimes, but she took these away herself.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what money was paid for them?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. No, I do not; the prisoner has brought several dozen of glasses in his pockets at dinner and supper times to our house.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of glasses?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. Drinking glasses.</p>
<p>Q. How often?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. A number of times, but I cannot tell how many indeed; he has brought half a dozen at a time.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What is your husband?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. He is sometimes one thing, and sometimes another; he did work there.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a basket was it which the prisoner brought to your house?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. It was a little basket.</p>
<p>Q. How many glasses were there in it?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner brought the glasses to your house?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. I am sure he packed them up to bring.</p>
<p>Q. By what are you sure?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. Because I heard my husband say so.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell who brought them?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. Upon my word I cannot tell who brought them, whether my husband or the prisoner, for they were both together when that was brought; but it is out of my power to tell how many basket of glasses they brought in all.</p>
<p>Council Your husband just now denied bringing the last basket.</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. That basket Robin brought I am sure.</p>
<p>Q. When was that brought?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. I cannot tell that; the prisoner has often told me he has packed up glasses to bring, and has laughed and said, he would not have his late wife know of it, for she would tell.</p>
<p>Q. Who came with Robin when he brought the basket?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. I cannot tell, he came to me and told me he had left a little basket, and that the Jew woman was to come and fetch it away.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you when he brought it in?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. I was then in the kitchen, and he put it in the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Could you in the kitchen see what was done in the shop?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. I believe it was night.</p>
<p>Q How far is your kitchen from the shop?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. It is just by.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner bring that basket you speak of alone?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. There came none but himself, and my husband followed him a little after.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to let the baskets be brought to your house?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. Because they made a frequent practice of it.</p>
<p>Q. For what purposes were they brought there?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. Because they were stolen goods.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when Mrs. Hart took that basket and glasses away?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. I was.</p>
<p>Q. By whose order was that?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. By Robin's order; they used both to go together. He used to come to our house on Sunday mornings, and take my husband with him to Mrs. Hart's.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. Because my husband has told me so, and I have seen them go together.</p>
<p>Q. Was not your husband committed to prison once?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. No, never in his life; he was never in custody before this.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you once in Newgate?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050014"/>E. Hambleton. I was, for buying two pounds and a half of sugar in my own shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did not your husband run away for it?</p>
<p>E. Hambleton. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person172" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did live servant with Mrs.. Hart, and have been at Hambleton's house with her twice, to fetch-away glasses; she used to hire me as a chairwoman, and to work plain work.</p>
<p>Q. How many glasses can you say there were?</p>
<p>M. Brown. I believe about nine or ten dozen.</p>
<p>Q. When was the last time that you fetched glasses from thence?</p>
<p>M. Brown. I believe it is about a year ago, or better; she has gone on above a year and half buying of these people.</p>
<p>Q. What people?</p>
<p>M. Brown. These three people, Swingwood, the prisoner, and Hambleton: I have been with her to all their houses, have seen her pay for them, and take them away.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Mrs. Hart live?</p>
<p>M. Brown. She lived in Gravel Lane, Houndsditch.</p>
<p>Q. What did she use to do with the glasses?</p>
<p>M. Brown. She used to bring them home to her house, and sell them to Jews that hawk about the streets; she is a Jew.</p>
<p>Q. What did she use to give for them?</p>
<p>M. Brown. She used to give two shillings per dozen for what she had of Swingwood, and half a crown for what she had of Robinson; I have seen it paid to Robinson in his own house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know where they were brought from?</p>
<p>M. Brown. I saw the prisoner come out of the glass-house with some in his pocket, from Mr. Quinton's back gate, by his garden, and deliver them to Mrs. Hart.</p>
<p>Q. How long is that ago?</p>
<p>M. Brown. That is about ten months ago.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know they were Mr. Quinton's glasses?</p>
<p>M. Brown. I knew he worked there. When I went once with Mrs. Hart he said,</p>
<p>"Why do you bring this person with you; can she keep a secret?"She answered, I know her very well, for she has been with me so long, she will not tell. I did not know that the glasses were stolen till that time he came out of his master's gate with some. When I came home, I said to Mrs. Hart, I fancy he does not come honestly by them, or why did he ask you whether I could keep a secret.</p>
<p>Mr. Windle. All these glasses, manufactured at our glass-house, are my partner's and my property.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner your servant?</p>
<p>Windle. He was</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever give him leave to carry out glasses to sell?</p>
<p>Windle. No; there never were such privileges given to any of our servants; he has sometimes had bills and receipts with him, to bring the money for them, but he never carry'd any out to sell by our order.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know, of your own knowledge, any of these glasses, which the witnesses have been speaking of, to be your property?</p>
<p>Windle No, for I saw nothing; I only speak by the information of other people.</p>
<p>Q. Did you trust the prisoner to carry out glasses?</p>
<p>Windle. I did, as a porter, and he was to deliver those glasses to the people where the bills mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. Might not these be glasses which you delivered to him for that purpose?</p>
<p>Windle. I apprehend not.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he lived with you?</p>
<p>Windle. I cannot say exactly, but I look upon it to be three or four years.</p>
<p>Q. How has he behaved?</p>
<p>Windle. He behaved very well, as we thought, till about three or four months ago, when we had occasion to suspect him.</p>
<p>Q. Upon whose information?</p>
<p>Windle. Upon his not giving an account to us when we asked him concerning the glasses which were stolen. There was one Levi, a Jew, who was another servant of ours, as a labourer, had told the prisoner if he would get glasses out of our warehouse, he would sell them for him; and he never told us of it, which was his duty, being our servant. We have suspected the prisoner above twelve months, but we never could catch him before, so we were obliged to abide by the loss.</p>
<persName id="t17591205-22-person173"> Thomas Quinton
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<p>Q. Did you ever give orders to any of your servants to carry out glasses to sell?</p>
<p>Quinton. No, never; neither are there any among us that give orders to any servant so to do.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What was the prisoner in your service?</p>
<p>Quinton. He was packer, and used to carry out parcels of glasses to customers, with bills and receipts
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050015"/> at the bottom; to receive the money for small parcels; but this was but very few times.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to apprehend he was concerned in stealing glasses?</p>
<p>Quinton. I had reason to suspect him; some time ago we lost a box of glasses, so I took him along with me to examine some that we suspected; I looked at them, and told the prisoner that the greatest part of those goods were mine. He looked at them, and said he did not think they were. I said, do you not remember this and the other remarkable glass? He said, no, he did not think they were ours, which made me suspect he was concerned in the thing, and from that time I had a bad opinion of him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find any glasses upon him?</p>
<p>Quinton. No, I never did, nor in his house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him take any away?</p>
<p>Quinton. No.</p>
<p>Q. When this charge was made against the prisoner, did not you disbelieve it, from his former behaviour?</p>
<p>Quinton. I did disbelieve it at first.</p>
<p>Q. Even after the information you had received, was you not desirous of still keeping him in your warehouse?</p>
<p>Quinton. I'll tell you the reason of that; I said, Robin, there is an information against you that you have been concerned in stealing glasses and things from us a great while, on which he cry'd and seem'd to take on terribly; he said he never saw any thing taken, and that now as his character was gone how should he get his bread.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you receive the information from?</p>
<p>Quinton. From
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person174" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , the witness; upon which I took three of my servants up, and Hambleton turn'd evidence.</p>
<p>Q. Was not the prisoner desirous of seeing his accuser face to face?</p>
<p>Quinton. I mentioned Levi to him and said, Bring him to me, and let us see you face to face; he said, if Levi was above ground he would bring him, but he never did, tho' he had opportunities enough; Levi is since run away, but he was not for three weeks after I mentioned him to the prisoner. Levi came to me one Saturday night, and said here I am, why will not Robin take me up, saying also he durst not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As to that woman
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<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner eight or nine years, at Newcastle upon Tyne.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Bursley. I never heard it stain'd in my life: he went under he character of a very honest industrious man, and work'd as a packer to Mr. Bates at Newcastle; he in liquor one day enter'd as a soldier, and I have heard Mr. Bates say he was sorry when he went away.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Quinton. Did you know him at Newcastle ?</p>
<p>Quinton. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What character did he bear there?</p>
<p>Quinton. I never heard any thing amiss of him there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner ever since I can remember any thing.</p>
<p>Q. How has he behaved?</p>
<p>Smith. He always had a good character.</p>
<p>Mrs. Smith. I have known him 16 years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Mrs. Smith. A very good one.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am paymaster serjeant, and have known the prisoner 4 or 5 years; he behaved extreamly well as a soldier, and was trusted in the store-room, where there is money and things; he always behaved as an honest man, and is now a soldier.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to the same company as the prisoner does, and have known him 4 or 5 years; he always behaved as became a soldier.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Curtise. I never heard any thing amiss of him till now</p>
<p>John Ingleton. I have known him about 11 years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Ingleton. I work'd some years with him in the same shop at Newcastle, and never heard a bad character of him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person181" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him 11 years, his character is extreamly good, and I never heard a bad thing of him till now; he lodged in my house, and afterwards lived the next door to me for 7 years, at Newcastle.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been in London?</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him 20 years; he has the character of a sober, honest and industrious man; I knew him when he work'd at the glasshouse in Newcastle, and before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-22-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about 9 or 10 years; he bears the character of an honest man.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known him lately?</p>
<p>Wilkerson. Yes, I am clerk to Mr. Quinton; he behaved as a very diligent servant, and I can say nothing against his honesty.</p>
<p>Q Are you clerk in the compting house?</p>
<p>Wilkerson. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you related to Mr Quinton?</p>
<p>Wilkerson. I married his sister.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you in liquor?</p>
<p>Stevens. I was a little in liquor, yet I could have gone home by myself, but my friend called the watchman to go with me. As I was in
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<p>Q. Who knock'd you down?</p>
<p>Stevens. The prisoner at the bar, I believe; I know I was knock'd down.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body else near you?</p>
<p>Stevens. No, only the prisoner and I together.</p>
<p>Q. Can you be certain who knock'd you down?</p>
<p>Stevens. I am very certain it was the prisoner, I knew him again four or five days after, tho' he was not in his watchman's dress.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dress'd when he went along with you?</p>
<p>Stevens. He was in a watchman's dress, and had a great coat on.</p>
<p>Q. What was you knock'd down with?</p>
<p>Stevens. I was knock'd down with a large staff or stick, I was struck on my left cheek and my nose, which made me incapable of going out for two or three days.</p>
<p>Q. What happened to you after you was knock'd down?</p>
<p>Stevens. He took me home notwithstanding. I was to give him six pence. I had a shilling or two in my other pocket loose, so I gave him a shilling, and he was to have brought me six-pence the next morning, but he never did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose any thing?</p>
<p>Stevens. I had five guineas and a half and a 36 s. piece in my pocket, but do not know who took it out of my pocket, it was in a green purse in my side pocket; I am morally certain he knock'd me down.</p>
<p>Q When did you miss your money?</p>
<p>Stevens. I missed it the next morning; the first thing I did was to look for my money.</p>
<p>Q. Cannot you be certain who was the man that took the money out of your pocket, as well as who knock'd you down?</p>
<p>Stevens. I cannot say that; I can only say I had the money in my pocket when the prisoner took care of me. When I was knock'd down I was stunn'd with the blow and fall together, and not sensible of what might be done to me; when I missed my money I was sensible of my being knock'd down, and that there was nobody but the prisoner near me; then I sent to Mr. Barber, in order to find out the watchman, and he found him on the Monday following about three o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was you knock'd down?</p>
<p>Stevens. On the Wednesday evening.</p>
<p>Q. What account did your friend Mr. Barber give you, when you sent to him?</p>
<p>Stevens. He said he could not tell where he lived, but by enquiring of Mr. Tudman, the beadle of the ward, he found him.</p>
<p>Q. Was he not to be found upon his stand?</p>
<p>Stevens. No, the prisoner absented himself from his duty, so Mr. Tudman sent for him to pay him for his watching, and appointed me to be there. I knew him assoon as I saw him; he was secured and taken to the compter that night, and next morning carried before my lord-mayor. I was present, and charged him with knocking me down, alledging that my money was taken from me. He owned he went home with me, but not that he had knock'd me down, or took my money. At the time that I charged the constable he denied that he had ever seen me in his life, or ever went any where with me. He also offered to make it up with me, and offered to give me so much a week; I have, witness here that heard him.</p>
<p>Note, The Second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050017"/>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 5th, Thursday the 6th, and Friday the 7th, of DECEMBER, In the Thirty-third Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>NUMBER I. PART II. for the YEAR 1760. Being the First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble Sir
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<p>Printed, and sold by G. KEARSLY (Successor to the late Mr. Robinson) at the Golden-Lion, in Ludgate-Street, 1759.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
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<p>Q. DID not you examine your pocket at the time you gave him the shilling?</p>
<p>Stevens. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to charge him that night?</p>
<p>Stevens. I did not know that I should have occasion to charge him with robbing me, not knowing then that I had been rob'd.</p>
<p>Court. You had sense enough to give him a shilling, and desired him to bring you six pence the next morning.</p>
<p>Stevens. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you at that time recollect he was the man that knock'd you down?</p>
<p>Stevens. I am sure he is the man that knock'd me down.</p>
<p>Q. Then why did you not charge him that night?</p>
<p>Stevens. Very early in the morning I recollected I had been knock'd down. The prisoner said I fell;</p>
<p>Q. What company had you been in at the house where you came from?</p>
<p>Stevens. I had nobody but Mr. Barber, and his wife with me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you get in liquor with this man and his wife, or where did you get in?</p>
<p>Stevens. I had been in company before at the sign of the Mansion-house, opposite the Mansion-house; but I had been there but half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you made fuddled?</p>
<p>Stevens. It was by what I drank at Mr. Barber's, I drank but part of a tankard of beer before. I was very well when I came in.</p>
<p>Court. It is very odd that a man should be knock'd down by another, and reward that man that knock'd him down with a shilling; and again it is as odd that the same man should go home with him afterwards. What company was you in at the Mansion-house?</p>
<p>Stevens. I was only with my fellow servant. I travel for Mr. Maltby, who is a linen draper.</p>
<p>Q. Did you produce your money that evening before your fellow-servant?</p>
<p>Stevens. No. I am sure I had it when I went into Mr. Barber's house.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you been before you went to drink with your fellow servant?</p>
<p>Stevens. I went immediately from my business at Mr. Maltby's.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-23-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the prisoner at the bar, was with me that night, I am upon the same stand in Broad-Street with him; he is a spare man, so was put with me that night. I know that night he was absent from his stand for about two hours and a half, or three hours; when he came back, I asked him where he had been; he said he had been at Mr. Barber's, and had been with a job; I asked him what job; he said he had been along with a gentleman home. He said first of all the gentleman thought of going in a coach, but he thought afterwards he was capable of going home without a coach, so discharged the coach, and took him with him. He was afterwards taken in custody at Mr. Tudman's, and I and another watchman were charged with him.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you miss the prisoner from his stand that night?</p>
<p>Renew. I missed him about ten o'clock, and he came to me again after one; when we were charged with him we took him to Mr. Barber's, and there the gentleman said he had better own it, but he denied it; at last he made a proposition, that if Mr. Stevens would take so much money down, he would give him a note to pay him so much a week till all was paid.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050019"/>Q. What said the prosecutor to that?</p>
<p>Renew. He would not make it up, and the constable said he could not.</p>
<p>Q. Was he there charged with knocking the prosecutor down?</p>
<p>Renew. He was; Mr. Stevens charged him with it. At first he said he never knew the man, nor never went home with him, and afterwards, before my Lord-mayor, he own'd it.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether my Lord mayor would admit the prosecutor to take his oath about who knock'd him down?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. My Lord-mayor made no difficulty only in this, that as I was in liquor it was dangerous to grant me my oath as to my being certain of his robbing me; I told his Lordship, I was sure he knock'd me down.</p>
<p>Mr. Woodward. The first time of my seeing the prisoner was in the constable's custody, charged with knocking the prosecutor down and the robbery. I told him myself I thought his case look'd dangerous, and advised him to make an end of the affair rather than go before my Lord-mayor, for then it would be too late; so after some time he called me out.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Woodward. At Mr. Barber's; the constable was against his going out, but I told him I would take care of him; when we came out, he asked me if I thought Mr. Stevens would make it up; I told him I knew nothing of that, but thought his case was dangerous; he said, I have not all the money by me, but I will pay part of it down, and I'll pay him the other part weekly, tho' I am innocent too; these were his words, and I told him I thought he was both a knave and a fool. The prosecutor never accepted of his proposal, tho' the prisoner urged the thing several times, saying he would pay part down, and give a note for the payment of the rest.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be there?</p>
<p>Woodward. I am an acquaintance of Mr. Stevens, and he desired I would go with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-23-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a publick house; Mr. Stevens was at my house on the 15th of November last.</p>
<p>Q. What condition was he in when he first came into your house?</p>
<p>Barber. He was in liquor, but I did not observe it till he went to get up to go away.</p>
<p>Q. Do you, or do you not know whether he was in liquor when he first came into your house?</p>
<p>Barber. Then he was in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. How was he when he went out of your house?</p>
<p>Barber. In liquor to be sure.</p>
<p>Q. Was he more in liquor when he went out than at coming in?</p>
<p>Barber. He was, so I thought it necessary to take care of him when he went home, and delivered him to the prisoner, desiring him to see the gentleman safe home; the prisoner undertook it, and I saw them go past Broad-street church.</p>
<p>Q. How far is his home from your house?</p>
<p>Barber. I believe about four or five hundred yards; it is in Daget's-Court, the farther end of Broad Street Buildings.</p>
<p>Q. After this did the prosecutor ever acquaint you that he had been knocked down and rob'd?</p>
<p>Barber. He did the next day, which was on the Thursday.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say to you?</p>
<p>Barber. He told me he had been knocked down and rob'd of his money, and asked me whether I knew the watchman that went home with him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you who he believed the person was that knocked him down and robbed him?</p>
<p>Barber. He said he believed it was the watchman that I sent home with him. I did not know the prisoner's name, so I inquired among the watchmen and found him out. There was one Berry, a watchman, that was opposite our door at the time, who was to have fetch'd a coach for Mr. Stevens to go home in, but the prisoner, being a younger man, out-ran him, and got the coach. Then Mr. Stevens would not be persuaded to go in it, but said he would walk home. When I found he would not go in the coach, I desired the prisoner (he being a watchman belonging to the ward) to take care of him, and see him home, thinking there was no danger. He took his lanthorn and staff with him, and I saw Mr. Stevens walk very well as I stood at my door.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. What did he give the coachman?</p>
<p>Barber. He gave him a shilling, but would not go with him.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. What did my Lord mayor do in regard to giving him his oath?</p>
<p>Barber. My Lord-mayor was a little tender as to that, till he heard the prisoner wanted to make it up with Mr. Stevens; then I believe it made him think the prisoner was guilty.</p>
<p>Q. What hour of the night was it when he went out of your house?</p>
<p>Barber. The watchman was going one o'clock when he was first called, and I believe it was better than half an hour after when they set out.</p>
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<p>Renew. It was pretty near two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. to Barber. What time did Mr. Stevens come to your house?</p>
<p>Barber. I believe he came in about half an hour after eleven o'clock on the Wednesday night, and went away on Thursday morning as I have mentioned.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went home with Mr. Stevens, but I do not know any thing of what he says.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-23-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about two years; he has work'd for me as an out door porter, and has been very honest as far as I know. I have trusted him to receive small sums of money for me, about four, five, or six pounds; I always looked upon him to be a very honest fellow.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-23-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I believe I have known him four or five years; he has carried out meat for me, and done business for me as a porter when I wanted him: I never heard any complaint of him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever take money for you?</p>
<p>Grimes. No, not as I remember.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Was there any mark on your head from this blow?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There were upon my cheek and nose for five or six days.</p>
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Parker. This was the day before the Thanks-giving-day, about six o'clock in the evening. He said, "It is a fine evening, and the weather is warm," and walked a pretty way with me. Then he took hold of my arm, dragged me a little way out of the path, took me round the middle, and then pulled my breeches open.</p>
<p>Q. How far did he take you out of the path?</p>
<p>Parker. But a very little way; it was about as far as from where I stand to the door coming into the court [which is about six or seven yards.] Then James Brown, the soldier, came up (I was turning myself from the other) and said,</p>
<p>"D - n you, you rascal, have I catch'd you?" and struck me on my breast. Another soldier came on the other side, and laid hold of
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<p>"D - n you, you dog, I'll have you hang'd, you sodomitical dog," and drag'd me down to the water side, where he and the other soldier, but Brown in particular, demanded my money.</p>
<p>Q. What words did
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<p>Parker. He said; Give us your money, or we will have you hanged.</p>
<p>Q. Where was
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<p>Parker. He and the other soldier were close behind me.</p>
<p>Q. Was this said to you only, or to
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<interp inst="t17591205-24-person210" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> two or three shillings, part of my money, who immediately said I had more, so demanded the rest, felt in my breeches pocket, and took the rest of my money out of my hand.</p>
<p>Q. How much was it?</p>
<p>Parker. He had five shillings I am sure, and I believe more. Then they drag'd me quite down to the island, where the boat goes over, and said I had gold about me, and searched me.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you cry out?</p>
<p>Parker. I did not; then they said I had got a pair of silver buckles, and demanded them, but I refused to deliver them, saying they might swear what they pleased.</p>
<p>Q. Did
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<p>Q. Did
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<p>Parker. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did they take your buckles out of your shoes?</p>
<p>Parker. They did not; then James Brown said he would charge the centinel with me, but
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<p>Q. What became of Matthews?</p>
<p>Parker. He was before justice Fielding, I believe he was let go about his business.
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<p>Q. from
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<p>Parker. No.</p>
<p>Q. from
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<p>Parker. First of all I was near Rosomond's-pond, that joins to the Park.</p>
<p>Q. How far did they take you from the pathway near Rosomond's-pond ?</p>
<p>Parker. They took me down to the canal side, as far as they could go.</p>
<p>A Juryman. I know the ground, from the place where he says near Rosomond's pond, down to the canal where the boat ferries over, is near a quarter of a mile.</p>
<p>Parker. When he had drag'd me about half way there, I saw Matthews and
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<p>Q. Was
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<p>Parker. He was.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in the custody of Matthews at that time?</p>
<p>Parker. I believe he was not. When
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<p>Q. Did you not cry out in all this time?</p>
<p>Parker. No, I did not, I could not see any body, I was so far from the walk, I mean the Bird-cage-walk; as I had walked along, there were people in the walk; this was about six o'clock, St. James's clock had just struck.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-24-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to lord Harcourt, and have been for eight years. I was going over the Park on business for my Lord that evening, the clock struck six as I came into the Park. I went thro' the walk called the Bird-cage-walk, and I saw
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<interp inst="t17591205-24-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the soldier and another soldier dodging and sculking behind the trees by Rosomond's pond; the other prisoner at the bar I beg leave to call the gentleman, for destinction sake, that there may be no mistake in my evidence, as they both go by the name of Brown.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by dodging?</p>
<p>Turner. That is what they called the sculk when before Justice Fielding, that is, they were walking from tree to tree, and then standing still and looking about; I thought by their behaviour there was some villainy going forward, because I knew
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<p>Court. You must mention nothing but what relates to this present indictment?</p>
<p>Turner. This night I was going along towards Story's-gate; about the middle of the walk I saw a gentleman's servant (the prosecutor) coming this way, and the gentleman at the bar walking the other way; he went up to the prosecutor and spoke to him, and turned and went along with him, and went forward towards Rosomond's pond; then the gentleman took the prosecutor by the arm, and they stop'd for about half a minute or a minute. I had my eyes on the soldiers; presently they rush'd upon the prosecutor and the other, and said, you sodomitical dogs, have I taken you.</p>
<p>Q. Was you near enough to see what past between the two prisoners at the bar?</p>
<p>Turner. No, my Lord, I might be near 100 yards from them; they were then a little way in the grass, not quite so far as the row of trees at that time;
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<interp inst="t17591205-24-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the soldier laid hold of the prosecutor, and said he would drag him to the keeper, but instead of that they drag'd him to the corner where the boat ferries over; then they were farther from me, but I heard the soldier d - n his blood and say, if he would not give him his buckles he would take him to the Savoy. I was afraid to go to them for fear of having a mischief, because I knew
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<p>Q. Did you hear any talk about money?</p>
<p>Turner. No, I did not care to go too near; I heard Matthews say, let him go away; the soldier Brown said, d - n his blood if he did not take him to the centinel; when they had got him there, I step'd up to the prosecutor, and clap'd him on the shoulder, and said, young man, do not be afraid,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050022"/> I have seen more of the affair than you may think of. Matthews had hold of the gentleman, but he never brought him up to the centinel. As soon as I began to interfere, Matthews and
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<p>Q. from
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<p>Turner. No.
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<interp inst="t17591205-24-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Parkor has been my servant five years last October, and is a very honest, faithful servant. Since this affair, I have inquired in my family (as he is in some measure charged with the most heinous of crimes by these men at the bar) whether he had any followers came after him at any time: I was told he had nobody came after him, and I do not think there is the least room for such a thought of him. A servant that has lived in my house twenty-five years informed me, that he was never out of my house after nine o'clock since he has been with me, except on a benefit night, when he has gone to a play with the maids; he is an honest, sober, faithful servant as ever lived - I would mention to your Lordship the reason why he was in the Park at that time: I sent him the evening before Thanksgiving day with a brace of pheasants to Great Queen Street, and ordered him also to go to the white house, which is joining to the Gatehouse, Westminister, and after he had been at these places it might be about six o'clock. I have inquired since, and found he delivered his messages punctually; I mention this to shew; that he did not loiter away his time. When the soldier Brown was before justice Fielding, he desired to be admitted an evidence, which was granted. Then he could readily tell where to find the other prisoner, who was taken and brought there; then he (that is,
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<interp inst="t17591205-24-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) acknowledged being there. He said there had been 500 of these things done there, and mentioned abundance of laced waistcoats. The soldier Brown confessed they had once stripped a man naked, shirt and all.</p>
<p>Thomas Brown's Defence.</p>
<p>I met the gentleman's servant in the Park, who sat down by me; he got up and went up the walk a little way. I stop'd to make water, and walked after him. I said it was a fine evening, and I would walk round. The man that stands by me, and another soldier, came and took hold of him and me, and said we were two sodomites; that we had been committing sodomy and buggery together; they hauled him and me along, and charged the centinel with him, but I went away about my business. As to seeing any thing taken from the prosecutor, I know nothing of it; I saw nothing by him in that way as they charge him; I cannot charge him with what I know nothing of.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I think this
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<p>Another soldier and I were walking through the Park about half an hour after six o'clock, when we saw my fellow prisoner and the prosecutor sitting on a bench together; they got up, and walked by us. Then they turned down, went behind a tree, and stood out of sight. The other soldier and I went down and said, there can be no good going forward, when people go down to the water-side at this time of night.
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<interp inst="t17591205-24-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had his arm round the prosecutor's neck, whose breeches were down, and Brown said he wanted to put his tongue into his mouth. I laid hold of the prosecutor, and carried him to the first centinel I came to; he offered me money several times, and said he would give me any thing in the world if I would let him go; there is the soldier at the door whom I charged with him. Call Cartwright.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-24-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> has been a lodger with me about a year and seven months. He came to me last May was twelve months, under the character of a gentleman, had regimentals on, and appeared as a person that had a commission in the army, but he said he was dismissed. He has had
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050023"/> several gentlemen come after him, one was a lawyer. I never saw any thing by him, but what answers to the character of a gentleman. A gentleman that lodges with me has left his buroe open, with the key in it, and perhaps 100 l. within side, in money and bank notes, yet never lost any thing.</p>
<p>Q. Is that gentleman here?</p>
<p>Clark. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-24-person243" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner always behaved like a gentleman ever since he has been at our house, in which I have left him alone, and he never wrong'd me of any thing; the company which came after him appeared like gentlemen.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you a husband?</p>
<p>F. Moses. I have; he travels the country, sometimes with necklaces, and sometimes with muffs and tippets.</p>
<p>Q. How old is that child in your arms?</p>
<p>F. Moses. She is almost four years old. The prisoner at the bar did live in Woolpack Alley, which but a step from my house; my child went to school with his sister-in-law, and he used to fetch and carry the child to and from school sometimes; he lodged at Ann Davids's, his sister's house. About six weeks ago she came home, and was very red and hot in her face; after that she would not go to school any more, but was taken very bad; she tumbled about, and could not make water.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she gone to that school then?</p>
<p>F. Moses This was about four or five weeks after she had first gone to school. Then I took her in my lap, looked at her, and found she was much swelled. and began to break out in her private parts.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe that she was torn?</p>
<p>F. Moses. She was not torn, but she had the soul disease.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>F. Moses. I sent for
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<p>Q. Did you observe any thing upon the child's linen?</p>
<p>F. Moses. No. When I asked the child how she came to be so, she said Aaron hurted her in her private parts; but I could not talk to Aaron about it, my heart ached so.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell the school-mistress that your child had got the foul disease?</p>
<p>F. Moses. I did</p>
<p>Q. When you told her that, did you agree for a surgeon to examine her?</p>
<p>F. Moses. She advised me to go Dr. Cole, but I was for going to the midwife.</p>
<p>Q. What did the midwife say upon inspecting her?</p>
<p>F. Moses. She said a man had meddled with her, and that she had the soul disease. I went to Mr. Waley, who laid the child on a table, and examined her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-25-person256" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Woolpack Alley, near Gravel Lane, and work with Mrs. Moses by the week; the child could not make water, but cried and roared, and tumbled about like a mad thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever inspect the child?</p>
<p>S. Solomon. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner and child together?</p>
<p>S. Solomon. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear him say any thing about the child?</p>
<p>S. Solomon. No.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you mean by hurt?</p>
<p>H. Owen. It was never entered into.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it ago since you examined the child?</p>
<p>H. Owen. It is above three months ago.</p>
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Do you understand that your child had the foul disease?</p>
<p>S. Jacobs. That you must ask the surgeon, for I do not understand it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever declare to any body, after you found your child in this condition, that she had the foul distemper?</p>
<p>S. Jacobs. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you say so to one Mrs. Walker ?</p>
<p>S. Jacobs. I do not know her.</p>
<p>Q. Upon what day was it you found your child first in this manner?</p>
<p>S. Jacobs. About three months ago.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect what day you went to Mrs. Davids's house about it?</p>
<p>S. Jacobs. It was about a week afterwards; it was the day after I found it out, when I beat the boy.</p>
<p>Q. Who was at Mrs. Davids's at that time?</p>
<p>S. Jacobs. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to Mrs. Davids?</p>
<p>S. Jacobs. I said I wanted to take the child away. She said she would make me suffer for it, that I spake like the rest, and one had catched the pox of the father, the other of the mother, and the other wanted money.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-25-person263" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought her child to me about two months ago (this is the child that is here) and complained it had got the foul disease, by a ravishment, and desired I would let her have a few medicines for the case; I did not examine the child.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not?</p>
<p>Davis. Because the child refused it, and cry'd and said I should not; so I never examined her so far as to absolutely know the case was either a ravishment or the foul disease; the second time she lay in her mother's lap, I just look'd withinside her thighs and saw a few pimples that were broke out.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether there was a laceration?</p>
<p>Davis. I can not.</p>
<p>Q. How came it you did not look farther?</p>
<p>Davis. I did not chuse it, thinking they had surgeons of their own, and I thought it most requisite for them to do it. I gave her some medicines to cool the heat of her body. I could not cleverly say she was a patient of mine. The mother came and had a shilling-worth of medicines now and then.</p>
<p>Q. Can you or can you not say whether she had the foul distemper?</p>
<p>Davis. I cannot say it was that, I apprehend it might be occasioned by heat of body. I asked the child several questions; she had but one symptom of a venereal disease, and that was the scalding of her water.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about it.</p>
<p>At the Jury's request the child is set up and examined, but not sworn.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body hurt you?</p>
<p>Child. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Who?</p>
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<p>Q. Where does he live?</p>
<p>Child. He lives in Woolpack Alley.</p>
<p>Q. Where is he now?</p>
<p>Child. (Pointing to him.) There he is.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it ago that he hurted you?</p>
<p>Child. A good while.</p>
<p>Q. How long?</p>
<p>Child. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Was it last week?</p>
<p>Child. No, Sir, a good while longer.</p>
<p>Q. How much longer?</p>
<p>Child. Almost four months.</p>
<p>Q. How long after you was hurt, did your mother find it out?</p>
<p>Child. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Did your mother ever find it out?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050025"/>Child. It came out by another child.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never complain to her?</p>
<p>Child. No.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to complain?</p>
<p>Child. Because he said the rats and mice would eat me up.</p>
<p>Q. to the mother. Did you ever apply to
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<p>Mother. Yes, once to look at my child.</p>
<p>Q. How long was that after you had found it out?</p>
<p>Mother. That was ten weeks, or two months ago.</p>
<p>Q. Did she look at it?</p>
<p>Mother. She did.</p>
<p>Mrs. Owen. I did not examine this child; the mother shew'd me it as she lay in her lap, but I cannot say I saw any thing the matter with it; I did not examine it so strictly as I did the other child; the mother told me the affair, but I never touched the child: I did examine the other two, and they were both found, no man ever had to do with them; but as for this I will not take upon me to swear, because I did not examine it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-25-person268" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am sister to the child; my mother is not here. The child came home from Mrs. Davids's school about four months ago, and went to the pot, and cry'd out sadly. My mother asked her what was the matter. She answered, Aaron pushed her with a broomstick. The child went to that school afterwards for upwards of a week or a fortnight, but was not very well, and broke out upon her face.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your mother?</p>
<p>M. Hart. She was here, but is gone I know not where. It is not a young woman's place to take notice what is the matter: I know nothing of it; I thought she was gall'd, and put a piece of fullers earth to her.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>You say your door was always locked, when at the same time your wife was up in my room, treating my husband with a pot of beer, and your door was open; the things lay upon a chest, and I went in and took them. Pray don't be so hard against me; I own myself in a fault, and it is the first I ever did.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Mrs. Hooker. I have known the prisoner thirteen or fourteen years, and keep a publick house. The prisoner frequently washed and scowered for me, and she never wrong'd me of any thing; I never heard any thing bad of her before now.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-26-person280" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her these twelve years. I keep a house, and have an undeniable character. The prisoner has washed and carried out things for me, and she always behaved handsomely. I never heard a bad action of her.</p>
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<p>Q. What business do you follow?</p>
<p>Wright. I am in the coal way. On the 27th of October last my house was broke open.</p>
<p>Q. At what time did you first know of it?</p>
<p>Wright. The girl told me that a light was taken out of the window, about 6 in the morning. I went and saw the light lying on the coals. This was a window to the back kitchen belonging to my dwelling-house, even with the ground. When the light was taken out, there was room enough for the biggest man in this court to get in. I missed a hat, a peruke, and two pair of stockings, from out of another kitchen, which that kitchen goes into. I had wore my hat and wig the day before; this was on a Sunday. I had a suspicion of the prisoner, and took him on the Tuesday following he had work'd for me about 8 or 9 days, and lodged some nights in that time at my house. I took him at the Castle alehouse in Field Lane, and charged a constable with him, he having ran away with some coals sack and all. I asked him how he could serve me so; this was at my first going in. He made little or no answer, but said he should be glad if I would not be angry, and he'd be three halfpence with me. I said I was going 2 or 3 doors farther, and would be back again by the time he had got the beer drawn and a toast put in it. I went and got an officer, and when I returned, I was told the prisoner was gone to the necessary house, where I found him sumbling about his pockets. I gave the constable charge of him, on suspicion of breaking my house and robbing me; he quiver'd like an aspen leaf; we took him before justice Fielding, and the next day I had an account of my wig being found at the Castle, behind a water tub, just by the necessary house; it was delivered to me by the maid servant; the prisoner told me he had pawned the hat and stockings for want, at a pawnbroker's by St. Giles's. When I went to him in the prison, he owned he was the person that broke open the house, and took the things, between 2 and 3 in the morning.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it that you went to him to New-Prison, and he made this confession?</p>
<p>Wright. That was on Wednesday the 30th. I had him next day before Mr. Fielding again (the perule produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-27-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I only come here to prove I made the wig for the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Where is the girl that found the wig at the Castle?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They have taken care to get her out of the way, but here is a man that saw the prisoner with it on.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-27-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went in at the Castle that Tuesday morning, and saw the prisoner at the bar with 2 or 3 women drinking in a box; he had a wig on, the colour of this, and when the prosecutor came and took him, he had a cap on.</p>
<p>Q to prosecutor. Did you ever make any overtures to the prisoner, in order to make this matter up?</p>
<p>Wright. No, but his father did to me; he asked me what I would take for the hat and wig.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you did not tell the father, that if he would give you 4 or 5 guineas you would drop all prosecution.</p>
<p>Wright. No, that I did not; the father proposed it to me, and I said I would not, nor could not, without offending the law.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My prosecutor came to me in New-prison on the Thursday night; we went into the alehouse, and drank together; he gave me part of two or three pots of beer, and asked me about the robbery; he knew I could neither read nor write, and every word I spoke he wrote down, and would not let any body look over his shoulder; if you enquire into his character in Spital-fields, they will tell you what sort of a person he is.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17591205-27-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am father to the prisoner. Mr. Wright offered to me to make this up for 51. if I would give it him; I said, my child has rob'd you of nothing, then he proposed to meet me again; then he went and got into Long Charles's gang (a company of thief takers) and went to New-prison and hook'd my child in</p>
<p>Mrs. Banister. I have known the prisoner 18 or 19 years, he is a very honest lad as far as I know; he work'd in the coal way, my husband is a coal-heaver.</p>
<p>Mrs. Salisbury. I have known the prisoner from his birth, aad never knew him to wrong man, woman, or child in my life.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Emmerton. I keep a fish-stall in the Fleet-market.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Stort. He has a very honest character.</p>
<p>Mrs. Parsons. I have known him 10 years, he is a very honest industrious lad; I would trust him with all I am worth, if I had a thousand pounds.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Parsons. I am a market-woman.</p>
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<p>31. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been from Clerkenwell to the Borough, and as I was coming back again, a gentleman said I have got an old packing case; if you will make it a little less I will pay you for your labour; I said, I had no too about me; he said if I had a saw, he could help me to a hammer. I went to this place, (what Mr. Scott says is true) but there was nobody there or I would have asked them to have lent me one. I tell the truth, I took the saw in my hand with intent to do the job and then return it, not with intent to keep it the least in the world; I should not have been gone half an hour with it.</p>
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<p>To which he
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<persName id="t17591205-31-person314"> Mary Kelly
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<interp inst="t17591205-31-person314" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is
<persName id="t17591205-31-person315"> Patrick Kelly
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<interp inst="t17591205-31-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner and I were partners together, in buying and selling cloaths. I was with child, and not able to go about the streets on my business, so I nursed a woman in the house where the prisoner and I lived. When I dropped partnership with the prisoner I had six shillings of my own, and at the christening I had three shillings given me, which nine shillings I had laid upon a chest of drawers in the room where the woman lay in.</p>
<p>Q. Was it put into any thing?</p>
<p>M. Kelly. No, it lay loose upon the drawer; I put it there in the afternoon, and I missed it in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you when it was taken away?</p>
<p>M. Kelly. I was up and down stairs, nursing the woman; it is a publick-house, and there was no servant to attend business but myself.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner been in that room the day you lost it, can you tell?</p>
<p>M. Kelly. She had been there backwards and forwards all day.</p>
<p>Q. When you missed your money, what did you do?</p>
<p>M. Kelly. I fell a crying. I was not able to pursue her, for I was delivered in three days after; I was obliged to go into the Lying-in-Hospital. After I got up I went to the prisoner, and asked her to give me some relief, and help me to some of my money. She said, call upon me next week, and I will give you six pence or a shilling. I called, but she would not give me a farthing.</p>
<p>Q. Did she acknowledge she had taken your nine shillings?</p>
<p>M. Kelly. Yes; there are witnesses enough of that.</p>
<p>Q. Are they here?</p>
<p>M. Kelly. No, they are not.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say she had done with it?</p>
<p>M. Kelly. She said she had drank seven shillings of it the very same night that she took it away. I took her before justice Welch, before whom she acknowledged that she took it away.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175912050028"/>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My husband is on board one of his majesty's ships, serving his country. I hope you will take compassion on me, and give me till to-morrow to produce my witnesses. She and I were partners. I gave her eleven pence a day when I earned twenty-two pence, at the time she was not a nurse keeping. She said she would never come against me, and I gave her a crown in her hand in the Round-house, besides a leg of mutton.</p>
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