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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270001"/>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 27th, Thursday the 28th, and Friday the 29th of FEBRUARY,
<p>In the Thirty-third Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER III. for the YEAR 1760. Being the Third 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, 1760.</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>* Richard Stratton was sworn in the room of Mr. Turing.</p> </div1>
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<p>78. (M.)
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<p>Q. Did you see them, or any of them, after?</p>
<p>I. Curry. I did, at justice Welch's (produced in court) these certainly are Mr. Fredrick's property.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Rumbolt. I am servant to a pawnbroker. She said they were her own property, and that she bought them second hand.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Baker. I live with Mr. Reynolds, a pawnbroker, at Little Turn-stile.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was not in my senses when I did it.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you seen any of them since?</p>
<p>S. Morgan. I found part of them on the prisoner the same day. I had recomended her as a servant to my sister, at Lambeth. When she was there she staid out one whole night, and my sister was afraid to take her into the house again; so she came to my apartment, and I let her lie with me on the Thursday and Friday nights. On the Saturday morning she got up, under pretence of going to light my fire in the fore room. I heard her busy with my petticoat, and said, what are you doing. She said, your petticoat is lying on the ground. I bid her put it on my shoulders, which she did. Soon after this I missed her, whereupon I got out of the bed, and saw there was no fire lighted in the fore room. She had left the street and yard doors open. Then I was informed one
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<interp inst="t17600227-3-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and she kept company, so I went to justice Welch, and got a warrant and found her. She had then my purse, pencil, corkscrew and thimble; the thimble was marked, S. M. I asked her what she had done with my money. She said she had bought the cloaths she had on, and other things. I asked her what she had done with her own cloaths, and she said she had thrown them away, fearing I should advertise her in them. I asked her what she had done with my crown pieces. She said she had bought some things of Mr. Day, a pawnbroker, near St. Andrew's church, Holbourn, and had paid them away there. I went thither, and just as I came there, a boy came and said, pray what are these half crowns a piece. Mr. Day's Daughter said they are crown pieces, they are 5 s. and 3 d. a piece. The three crown pieces were lying with their heads uppermost, the coin of king
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<interp inst="t17600227-3-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I said they were mine, and that one had the date 1679, another 1671, the other 1673, and desired he would keep them separate till produced in a court of justice. He said he would, and he took and looked at them; they were of the dates which I had mentioned. Then I went to justice Welch, and him what I had done. He asked me if I knew more. I said the prisoner had then my pockets which were produced. Mr. Welch sent for Day, saying he should be very glad to see him. Day returned for answer, My compliments to Welch, I am out of his jurisdiction. Then I went to my Lord-mayor, had a warrant sign'd, and took Mr. Day up. When I came to Mr. Welch's, he produced my three crowns and three other crown pieces. I told him I wondered how three crown pieces could breed in another person's pocket, they never did in mine. The six crown pieces were laid down, the heads uppermost, on Mr. Welch's desk, who gave me a strict charge to take mine out as they then lay. I took mine out. Said he, are you sure they are yours. I said I was certain. Said he, look and see whether they answer as to the dates. They were defaced; that of 79, the tail of the 9 was taken out, and made 1670; that of 71, the 1 was taken out; and that of 73, was hard to be discerned. The dates were all fair and plain that day at between eleven and twelve, and when we were before the justice it was between three and four, (The pieces produced and inspected by the court and jury.)</p>
<p>Mr. Day. The prisoner came to my house on the 19th of January. She bought a cardinal for half a guinea, and a pair of stays, a bonnet and a handkerchief. I took of her two crown pieces and a guinea, out of which I gave her change. I received of her in the whole 1 l. 4 s. 6 d.</p>
<p>Q Did you look at the crown pieces when the prosecutrix came to your house?</p>
<p>Day. I did not, and did not know what dates they were.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of their being altered?</p>
<p>Day. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you send for answer to the justice that you was out of his jurisdiction, and would not attend?</p>
<p>Day. I said, I am out of his jurisdiction, notwithstanding that I will go, if you will stay till my wife comes home; the prosecutrix came in a sort of a passion.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. The prisoner said she had a gown from Mr. Day's that morning, which cost her 8 s.</p>
<p>Day. That is truth, she did, it came to 8 s. and 2 d. She used to pledge things with me, but I had not seen her for five or six months before</p>
<p>Q. Had she ever bought any thing of you before?</p>
<p>Day. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you surprised when you saw her produce so much money?</p>
<p>Day. No; I do not ask people how they come by their money.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. When I asked Mr. Day if he had any other crown pieces in his house, he said he had not.</p>
<p>The Constable. I saw the crown pieces at Mr. Day's house; the dates were fair on them all then, but
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270004"/> they were not so when before the justice. The prosecutrix desired Mr. Day to look at the dates of each, which he did, and gave them into the prosecutrix's hand, one by one.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>She told me she would give me my liberty if I would tell her what I had done with her crown pieces.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-3-person51" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her seven or eight years; she is a very sober honest girl.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-5-defend58 t17600227-5-deflabel21"/>) who was used to come in the room where the cases lay, and had been to shave me that morning that they were missing. After missing them, I apply'd to his master, who told me he had absconded. Then I went to justice Welch, got a warrant, and took him up. He produced the case of brass instruments to the constable.</p>
<p>Q. When did you take him up?</p>
<p>Perrit. I took him up on the 25th of January.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-5-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. On the 25th of January the prosecutor gave me a warrant to take up the prisoner. I went to his door, and saw him and his wife sitting by the fire; I wrap'd at the door, but they did not open it. I said, why do you not let me in? I saw him make motions to his wife not to let me in. Then I called again for them to open the door, and it was opened. I went in and told him I had a warrant for him, and on what account, and said I hoped he would help Mr. Perrit to his things again, saying, he wanted them for a great while. He said, he never saw them; but at last he said he had them, and sent his wife up stairs, and she brought down the case of brass ones. He denied having the silver ones, till in the coach going to the justice. Then he said he broke the silver ones from the steel, and sold the silver to a silversmith. We sent for the silversmith, and he recollected buying such silver of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Where did these instruments lay in your house?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They lay on the cornish over my chimney, in the room where the prisoner used to shave me.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-5-person62"> Patrick Roark
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<interp inst="t17600227-5-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had some pieces of broken silver brought to me by the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Roark. It was about seven weeks ago.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Roark I keep a shop at the corner of Hatton Garden. The prisoner asked me if I bought old silver, and shewed me some pieces of silver instruments. I asked him what was his business. He said he was a barber. I said, what use have barbers for compasses? He said, at his leisure hours he was a painter, and drew drafts; but these being of no manner of use to him, he would sell them.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity were there of them?</p>
<p>Roark. To the best of my remembrance they weighed an ounce and four penny weights; but there being some steel on them (for which he allowed six pennyweights) I paid him four shillings and six-pence for the silver.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of silver was it?</p>
<p>Roark. They were handles to compasses.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. My name was engraved on the silver cap to the case.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence, but called two witnesses, one of whom had known him three years, the other eight or nine, and both gave him that of a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-6-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I first saw an infant child dead in the pond of Mr.
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<interp inst="t17600227-6-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , at Ruslet, on the 30th of January: I was with a team of horses, and went away about my business. I did not see it taken out; it was frozen in with the ice.</p>
<p>Q. Was you examined before the coroner?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270005"/>Webb. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Webb. I do.</p>
<p>Q. What is her character?</p>
<p>Webb. A very good one; she lived with Mr. Page, and went to live with him last Michaelmas.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Webb. It is the fore part of the day.</p>
<p>Q. How far is this pond from Mr. Page's house?</p>
<p>Webb. It was about a dozen poles off.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-6-person68"> Mary Groves
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<interp inst="t17600227-6-person68" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I took the child out of the water on the 30th of January.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a male or female child?</p>
<p>M. Groves. A female</p>
<p>Q. Do you live in the neighbourhood?</p>
<p>M. Groves. I do; I never had any suspicion of the prisoner being big before the child was found.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-6-person69"> Mary Parrot
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<interp inst="t17600227-6-person69" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . As I was going by the road I heard the water in that pond flounce, and saw the prisoner go away from the pond.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>M. Parrot. This was in January, but I cannot say the day of the month.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the same pond where the child was found?</p>
<p>M. Parrot. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the beginning, or middle, or latter end of January?</p>
<p>M. Parrot. That I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Was it dark or light?</p>
<p>M. Parrot. It was some time of the day; it was light, but I cannot tell what time of the day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see what made that flounce in the water?</p>
<p>M. Parrot. No.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-6-person70"> Samuel Page
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<interp inst="t17600227-6-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know there was a child found in my pond near my house; the prisoner was my
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<p>Q. Did you see the child in the pond?</p>
<p>Page. I did, on the 30th of January; it would have floated, had it not been frozen in with the ice. I had occasion on the 31st of December to go into the garret, and looking through where the prisoner lay, I was surprised at seeing a large quantity of blood on the floor. I went down stairs, and told my mother immediately, and said, I was afraid a murder had been committed in the house. She went up stairs, and came down and told me she was afraid so too. I know nothing more than by hear-say.</p>
<p>Q. Is she here?</p>
<p>Page. No; she is a very ancient woman, and it is dangerous to bring her here. After this I perceived the prisoner to grow visibly less.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a married man?</p>
<p>Page. I am, but my wife was not then at home.</p>
<p>Q. Did you suspect the prisoner?</p>
<p>Page. Yes; she had not been in the house a fortnight before we suspected her, and had been with us from the day after
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What character had you with her?</p>
<p>Page. An extreme good one, and she behaved like a good servant.</p>
<p>Q. Whether she did not do her work as usual?</p>
<p>Page. Yes, she went about her work as usual; but I observed an alteration in her countenance.</p>
<p>Q. Did the blood appear to be fresh?</p>
<p>Page. It appeared to be done that night.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Groves. Did the child appear to be fresh thrown into the pond, or to have been there a month?</p>
<p>Mrs. Groves. It bled fresh at the nose.</p>
<p>Q. to Page. Did any body examine under the bed, or in the bed?</p>
<p>Page. My wife did, I believe.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-6-person72"> Sarah Page
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<interp inst="t17600227-6-person72" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was at London the last day of the old year, and when I came home the house was in great confusion, upon the sight of that blood. I asked my mother what was the matter. She said, the old story; that was from the suspicion we had of the girl's being with child. Then my husband ask'd the prisoner if she had been at supper, if not, he bid her to take it, and go to bed. My husband went to bed, that was because my mother should have an opportunity to tell me all about it.</p>
<p>Q. Did she go about her business as usual?</p>
<p>Mrs. Page. She did.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any other servant?</p>
<p>Mrs. Page. No other but a man. Then my mother said she was in hopes it was but a miscarriage; there had been something. The next morning I look'd into the room, and it had been mopped; but I saw streaks of blood down the wall, and on the floor.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity of blood might there appear to be by the marks?</p>
<p>Mrs. Page. There might be a hundred large spots of blood. I look'd on the ground under the window; it was scratched about with a broom, but I saw no blood there, so we were in hopes it was but a miscarriage. We did not care to take the girl's
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270006"/> character away; something of that nature there had been to be sure.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the girl examined on that?</p>
<p>Mrs. Page. No; we were careful of taking her character away.</p>
<p>Q. Did the girl continue with you?</p>
<p>Mrs. Page. We kept her till the coroner was there. She was a good servant. She dined at our table, and used to say she was as well as ever she was in her life.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence, but called the following witnesses.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-6-person73"> Hannah West
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<interp inst="t17600227-6-person73" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-6-person73" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner lived servant with me three years; she was a very sober, civil, modest girl, and went from me to Mr. Page's.</p>
<p>Q. Did she appear to be with child at the time she went from you?</p>
<p>H. West. Not as I know of.</p>
<p>Mrs. Taylor. I am a midwife, and by the justice of the peace's order was obliged to search the prisoner after the child was found, on the 2d of February.</p>
<p>Q. If she had had a child about the latter end of December, do you think you should have discovered it?</p>
<p>Mrs. Taylor. I think I should; there were no marks of her ever having a child. I am very sure if she had had a child I should have known it, for I thoroughly searched her.</p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-7-off29 t17600227-7-cd31"/>. ++</p>
<p>Mary Taylor. I lost a scarlet cloak on the last day of last month, from out of my master's shop, and found it the same day at Mrs. Buroughs's, by the Maypole in East-Smithfield, a pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen the prisoners, or either of them, in your master's shop?</p>
<p>M. Taylor. No.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-7-person80"> Hannah Buroughs
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<interp inst="t17600227-7-person80" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-7-person80" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep a pawnbroker's shop. About an hour before the prosecutrix came to my shop,
<persName id="t17600227-7-person81"> Susannah Pitford
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<interp inst="t17600227-7-person81" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> had came and pawned this cloak (producing one) to me, in the name of one Fox.</p>
<p>Q. Was Smith with her?</p>
<p>H. Buroughs. No, she was not. I think Pitford said Smith gave it her to pawn, and before the justice Smith owned she gave her a cloak to pawn, but did not say it was this cloak.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-7-person82"> John Medows
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<interp inst="t17600227-7-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I believe I have seen this cloak upon Smith's back.</p>
<p>Smith's Defence.</p>
<p>I had a cloak from
<persName id="t17600227-7-person83"> Margaret Fox
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<interp inst="t17600227-7-person83" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-7-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , which she lent to me, and I gave it to Pitford to pawn; but I cannot say that is the cloak.</p>
<p>Pitford's Defence.</p>
<p>She desired me to carry a cloak to pawn, which I did for half a crown, brought her a pair of stockings back as she had ordered, and gave her the rest of the money.</p>
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<p>85. (M.)
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<persName id="t17600227-8-person88"> George Gordon
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<interp inst="t17600227-8-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 16th of January I lost an iron pot; upon inquiring in the neighbourhood a servant of mine informed me he saw it at a broker's shop. (Produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Mr. Franklin. I bought this pot of the prisoner at the bar, and the prosecutor came and owned it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not steal it; a woman gave it to me to go and sell for her.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>86. (M.)
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<persName id="t17600227-9-person93"> William Walley
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<interp inst="t17600227-9-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 3d of February the prisoner was standing at a door, two doors from Hog-Lane: I was going by, and call'd hip, Moll, and she followed me to the corner of the street, where I put my hands up her petticoats, and her hands were in my breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had your watch at the time you called hip, Moll?</p>
<p>Walley. I am sure I had. About three minutes after I missed it, and pursued her, but could not find her till the Saturday after, when, by searching many publick houses, I found her at the Two-Brewers in St. Giles's.</p>
<p>Q. How did you do to know her?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270007"/>Walley. By the light of the moon. I am very sure she is the person.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see your watch after?</p>
<p>Walley. No.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of it?</p>
<p>Walley. It is worth five pounds.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Walley. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did she confess any thing?</p>
<p>Walley. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel her hand in your pocket?</p>
<p>Walley. No.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the man in my life before he came and took me up.</p>
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<p>87. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17600227-10-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mrs. Biggs, who lost some hens and a game cock. We took Davis up, and he owned the taking of the hens, but not the cock.</p>
<p>Q. What number of hens?</p>
<p>Singer. I know there were seven or eight: He owned he took a quantity out, but I don't remember how many.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Mrs. Biggs live?</p>
<p>Singer. At
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<interp inst="t17600227-10-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I don't know the name of the place; the prisoner and I took fowls from two places, about four or five miles from London, but I do not know whose houses they were. I saw none but hens that we took, but I do not know how many; we took some from a house that stands by itself in a large field.</p>
<p>Q. Were there half a dozen?</p>
<p>Man. Yes, I am sure of that.</p>
<p>Q. to Singer. Does Mrs. Bigg's house stand so situated?</p>
<p>Singer. It does, and so does the other where the fowls were lost.</p>
<p>Man. I was only at one house, from which we pull'd the tiles off.</p>
<p>Q. to Singer. Was that your house?</p>
<p>Singer. No.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-10-person100"> Edward Ayres
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<interp inst="t17600227-10-person100" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-10-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was called from my work to go of a job, to earn a shilling; I went and there were the two soldiers, that is, the prisoner and the last evidence. They had got a wine hamper of about an hundred weight. They ordered me to carry it to Turnmill-Street; there was a shilling left at the bar for my trouble. I pitched at the Flying-Horse, in Tyburn-Road. I saw the wing of a fowl hang out, so I looked in and saw it was full of fowls. I asked the evidence how far they had brought that hamper, he said three or four miles: I asked him where he came from, he said such a place in Yorkshire. I said, what is become of the other soldier that had a game cock in his hand; he said he was gone to Carnaby Market, and would be there as soon as me. I went and carried the hamper to Turnmill-Street, to the house of one Crow, and left it there; that is all I know.</p>
<p>Q. to Singer. Did you charge the prisoner before the justice with taking these fowls?</p>
<p>Singer. I did, upon Man's evidence, and the prisoner owned it, and said he took them out of the hen house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-10-person101" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-10-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There was a hamper brought to our house;
<persName id="t17600227-10-person102"> William Davis
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<interp inst="t17600227-10-person102" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-10-person102" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came and took what was in it, it was emptied when I saw it. I imagine there had been fowls in it.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-10-person103"> Susannah Crow
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<interp inst="t17600227-10-person103" type="given" value="Susannah"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-10-person103" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was at home when the porter and
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<interp inst="t17600227-10-person104" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-10-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought the hamper.
<persName id="t17600227-10-person105"> Thomas Man
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<interp inst="t17600227-10-person105" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-10-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> said, let me leave this hamper here till I go to the Two Brewers, in St. Giles's, to fetch my comrade,
<persName id="t17600227-10-person106"> William Davis
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<interp inst="t17600227-10-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; he went away, and they came again, but I never saw the hamper opened.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in company with Man, at the Two Brewers, near St. Giles's-Church. We were both in liquor; he asked me to take a walk into the country. I went with him, but did not know where we were going; neither do I know of any thing which he brought home. I have been a soldier thirteen years, and never was in confinement in my life.</p>
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<p>[There was another indictment against him for a crime of the same sort.]</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17600227-11-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable of the parish of Marybone, and the prisoner is
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-11-defend108 t17600227-11-deflabel50"/>; his master came to me and told me the prisoner had got a watch which he thought he could not come honestly by. I went, and charged him about it, he was fuddled. Then he said his grandfather gave it him. We put him in the round-house, till he was sober, and the next day he said his master sent him to Esq; Calderwood's, in Great
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270008"/> Portland-Street; that he there saw a watch lying upon a table, and went in and took it away. I went there and examined the servants, but none of the family knew of any watch being lost there. Justice Wright, before whom we carried him, went also, and could not find any watch lost.</p>
<p>Mr. Marsh. I am the prisoner's master, I sent him to Esq; Calderwood's to see if any thing was wanted, as I serve the family. He returned in liquor, with this watch. First he said he had it from his grand father, after that, when sober, he said he had it from out of Esq; Calderwood's parlour, from off a table; I went, but found no-body there had lost a watch; since he says he found the watch. He has lived with me about eight months. He is a sober, careful lad; he has taken money for me, I never could find that he ever wronged me of a farthing. He is of a poor family in the country. I should not scruple to take him again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-11-person110" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a butcher in the same market. I heard the prisoner say he stood in the passage near Esq; Calderwood's, the door was open and he saw the watch laying on a table in the parlour, so went in and took it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found this watch in Cavendish-Square.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-11-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was down in Gloucestershire, this lad then had lately had the small pox; his father is a poor man, and has got a large family. He desired I would get this lad a place, I came up and recommended him to Mr. Marsh, who was willing to have him, so I sent a letter for him to come up, and I never heard but that he has behaved exceeding well.</p>
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<p>89. (M)
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<p>Mrs. Murry. My husband's name is
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<interp inst="t17600227-12-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost a pair of sheets and a shift, from off my line in the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find them?</p>
<p>Mrs. Murry. I found them on the prisoner. I was told she was just gone out of my yard, so I went and took her with the things in her lap.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-12-person117" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I met the prisoner with something in her lap, coming out of the prosecutor's entry; I told Mrs. Murry, and we pursued and took her with the things upon her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of what she charges me with; I have no witnesses but the Great God and your Lordship.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>91. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-14-victim123 t17600227-14-viclabel63"/>) I do not know who took them, but we have found such a quantity, which the prisoner confessed he took, (produced in court.) He said he took them by the persuasion of a woman.</p>
<p>Q How many did he confess he took?</p>
<p>Gaul. I charged him with taking some, and he said he had, but did not name what number.</p>
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<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Cook. He is about sixteen years of age; he has been with me about three years, and always behaved well before.</p>
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<p>92, 93. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17600227-15-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough of the precinct of St. Catherine's. I met with the woman at the bar near our watch-house, and I saw she had got something. I took her to the watch house, and there I found 26 pounds weight of sugar. We took her before justice Scott, where she said she bought it of a man in trowsers, like a sailor.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270009"/>Q. What do you know of the other prisoner?</p>
<p>Grayerson. He came to give her a character, and offered money if we would let her go.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-15-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a wharsinger, and had many hogsheads of sugar under the care of Dailey. I paid him a guinea a week. On the Monday morning a servant of mine came and told me a woman had been stop'd by the watchman in St. Catherine's, with some sugar upon her, and that she had sent to my watchman Dailey, who had offered them a guinea to let her go, and that she was at liberty, and my watchman had absconded. The woman used to come to bring him clean linen, so I knew her before. I found her, and she told me the same as has been mentioned, that she bought it of a sailor on Tower-Hill. I went and found that a hogshead of sugar under his care had been plundered, which was of the same sort. On weighing it, I missed forty-five pounds.</p>
<p>Q. Whose property was it?</p>
<p>Wood. It was the property of John and
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<p>Murply's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought the sugar of a sailor.</p>
<p>Dailey's Defence.</p>
<p>I never wrong'd my master in my life.</p>
<p>For Murply.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-15-person136" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Murphy about half a year, and never heard any thing ill of her.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>95. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17600227-17-person145" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I met the prisoner in Ratcliff-highway, I believe on the 28th of January, betwixt ten and eleven at night.</p>
<p>Q. Who spoke first?</p>
<p>Wills. I believe I did. I think I said, my dear, what do you stand here for?</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Wills. I was a little in liquor. Our conversation was immodest, and we went into the house of
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<p>Q. How long did you stay there?</p>
<p>Wills. About a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to bed together?</p>
<p>Wills. No, upon a bed.</p>
<p>Q. Had you your watch about you at that time?</p>
<p>Wills. I had. I looked at it when it was past ten o'clock. I neither stop'd nor staid, nor spoke to any body till I met with her.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any liquor at this house?</p>
<p>Wills. Only a pint of beer. She came out at the door along with me, where we parted. It could not be a minute before I missed my watch, and I returned directly.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see your watch again?</p>
<p>Wills. I took the prisoner up on the Thursday following; the watch was found, and is now in the officer's hands. I carried her before justice Bury, but she denied it; the justice committed her, and advised me to take a warrant against Mrs. More, whose house we were in. I did, and soon found where my watch was, by one Mrs. Kenady. The watch was pawn'd to one Mr. Ellise, a pawnbroker, and the officer went there and brought it.</p>
<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
<p>Wills. His name is Readbourn.</p>
<p>Readbourn. (He produces the watch.) This has been in my custody ever since the prisoner was taken up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-17-person147" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I pawn'd this watch, and had it of the man who bought it, a sea-faring man.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first see this watch?</p>
<p>E. Thompson. The man is a shipmate of my son's, and is gone to Jamaica with the fleet. I pawn'd it at Ellise's.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the money?</p>
<p>E. Thompson. He owed me money, therefore I kept it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-17-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; I saw such a watch as this, which Thompson brought and pawn'd to me, the day the prisoner was taken up.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found this watch upon the bed on a Sunday night, when I was making it. Mrs. Thompson said it was worth no more than ten shillings, and gave me ten shillings for it; please to examine her again.</p>
<p>Q. to E. Thompson. Did you buy this watch of the prisoner?</p>
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<p>96 (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-18-off79 t17600227-18-crimeloc82"/>. Mr. Masckall, a bricklayer, pays his men at our house every Saturday night. I had told him out thirty-six shillings, and then he wanted silver for a guinea more. He laid down his guinea on the bar, and walked towards the fire. I said to him, this is a very plain guinea; his answer was, it is a very good one My husband then knock'd for me to come down stairs. Then Catherine Beard came in for half a guinea in silver, and I said I would change her none, because she had brought me no silver all the week. [She used to bring me silver for gold.] Then she said, if you will give me silver for this half guinea, you shall have all the silver I take next week, so I said I would change it. She took the guinea that Mr. Masckall had laid upon the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her take it?</p>
<p>A. Day. I did, and saw her put it to her bosom. I said, don't play the fool, you have got the guinea, give it me. She said, Geago.</p>
<p>Q. What did she mean by that?</p>
<p>A. Day. I don't know the meaning of the word. Then she walked towards the fire-place, and I insisted on searching her for the guinea. She would not be searched, but hit me on the breast, and I let her go. She got to the door, and broke the pully of it to get away. After she was gone we fetch'd a warrant for her. She staid away for about half an hour, when she came in again, and desired we would search her.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>A. Day. This was on Saturday the 26th of January, about eight at night.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did not you ask Mr. Masckall for the guinea?</p>
<p>A. Day. No, I did not</p>
<p>Ann Pool. I was sitting by the fire in Mrs. Day's house, when the prisoner at the bar came in, and asked Mrs. Day for half a guinea in silver. I turn'd my head round, and saw her hand on the bar. The prisoner ran to the fire, and said Geago. After that she broke the pully of the door, and away she went. I might say Geago too.</p>
<p>Q. What is the meaning of that word?</p>
<p>A. Pool. I don't know.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-18-person153" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went into Mrs. Day's house for a pennyworth of beer. Mr. Masckall laid down a guinea on the bar, and Mrs. Day said it was a plain one. After that, Mrs. Day said, Mrs. Beard, you have got my guinea. Mrs Beard ran out at the door and broke the pully of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-18-person154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a bricklayer. About eight at night on the 26th of January, I was paying my father's men, and wanting a guinea in silver, I went to the bar, and laid down a guinea. Mrs. Day looked at in and said it was a very plain one. I said it was a very good one, and went to the fireside. The prisoner came in for half a guinea worth of silver, and Mrs. Day said she would not or could not give her any. Presently Mrs. Day said to her, you have got my guinea, and insisted on her being searched, but she ran to the door, broke the pully, and went out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her take the guinea?</p>
<p>Masckall. No, I did not. After we were gone to the justice's, I was told she came in again, and wanted to be searched.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner Whether Mrs. Day did not go to you and say, Mr Masckall, where is my guinea, when you said you gave it her, and said you did not?</p>
<p>Masckall. She might say I did not give it her, but I can't recollect it; if she did, I know she owned that I gave it her.</p>
<p>Mr. Shipley. I am a constable. When prisoner in charge, I heard her offer to pay half a guinea down, and 18 d. a week till the remainder of the money was paid.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the guinea, Mrs. Day charged Mr. Masckall with having it, and I never offered to give her half a guinea, or any money at all.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Foster. I have work'd for Mr. Masckall five years. We sat down, and drank beer and hot. My master came in about a quarter of an hour after us, and asked for change for a guinea, but whether he carried any money or not to Mrs. Day, I know not; I suppose it was for change to pay us, there being four or five of us to be paid. My master then turned his back to the bar. Mrs. Day
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<interp inst="t17600227-18-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I work for Mr. Masckall, and we went there to be paid. There being words about a guinea, I said to my master, I wish you would pay us as soon as you can. As I was going away the prisoner came in, and said she wanted change for half a guinea. Mrs. Day said, you brought me no silver last week. Then the prisoner said she would bring her all the silver she could the next week. Then Mrs. Day said, Mr. Masckall, you did not give me the guinea. I did, said he. You did not, and I'll swear it, said she. Then she turn'd herself round, and said to this woman at the bar, you have taken the guinea, if you have don't fright me; the prisoner said I have not I declare.</p>
<p>- Randall. I saw the prisoner come into the house in the first place, and ask for change for half a guinea. The other said she would not let her have any, went from out of the bar to the stairs, which are facing the bar, turned back again, and said she missed a guinea, which is all that I have got to say.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-19-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Then I wrote the bill. He look'd over it, and said it is very right, please to put a receipt to it, I hope you have charged me at the lowest, send them to the coffee-house, for I shall be at home, and I will pay the servent that brings them, and then went away. I called my servant,
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<interp inst="t17600227-19-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and bid him carry those things to the Apollo coffee house, and told him that the person who had bought these goods had a very good appearance, but I don't like the situation of the house, so bring the money or the goods again. He put the things into a basket, and in about half an hour's time carried them there: He is in court, and can best tell what was done afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Was it proposed, betwixt the prisoner and you, that you should trust him?</p>
<p>Vere. No, no; he said his name was ready money, that he had laid out near 400 l. in coming into the house, and that he chose to lay out his money with his neighbours. At first he proposed to pay me in my shop, but at last said he should pay the person that brought them, and that he was going home about some business; the agreement was that of ready money for the goods.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did you send the china at once or twice?</p>
<p>Vere. The whole of what he bargain'd for then was sent immediately; but afterwards there were other goods sent, which came to 5 s. 6 d. which my servant can give an account of, when he comes to be examined.</p>
<p>Q. Tell the court what you know of your own knowledge.</p>
<p>Vere. My servant came back without either money or goods. I then imagined I was trick'd out of them. My servant told me the prisoner's wife order'd him to carry half a dozen china plates about ten o'clock next morning, and then he should be paid for the whole. I sent him with them, and gave him strict orders not to leave them without the money, as he had done the others; but he came back without the money or plates. As he will tell the
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<p>Q. What did the first parcel which he bought in your shop come to?</p>
<p>Vere. It came to 3 l. 7 s. 6 d.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-19-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Vere, and carried some goods by my master's order to the prisoner's house in Apollo-Court.</p>
<p>Q. What goods?</p>
<p>Amson. There were eight china bowls and several other things, I can't say exactly what quantity; my master order'd me not to leave them without the money, and I said I would not.</p>
<p>Q. Who put them into the basket?</p>
<p>Amson. I did.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I admit the receiving the goods.</p>
<p>Amson. When I came to the prisoner's house I saw him there, I had the bill of parcels and a receipt upon it. The prisoner said, Well, my lad, what have you got? I told him I had brought the china. He said, Well, my lad, set it out, and I will call my wife down. I set it out, and then he asked me to drink a glass of rum or something. I drank a glass and he another, and then he forced another upon me. Said he, See how my vessels are tumbled about, but I have seen better days; it has cost me 400 l. coming in here. Then his wife came down, and said she liked the china very well. I gave him the bill and he read it over, and she took some of the things away. Then he called for a bottle of wine, and asked me if I would drink again. I refused it, but he swore I should. He then called for a pair of scissars, the boy brought them, and he was going to cut the receipt from the bill, when I asked him what he meant by doing so. Said he, you must go home, and fetch half a dozen china plates, and then I will pay you for the whole.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did the prisoner bespeak any china plates of you?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No; but he said he should want some other china soon.</p>
<p>Amson. I told him I was ordered not to leave the goods without the money, but he said, several times over,</p>
<p>"Go your way, and bring the plates." I told him I must either have the money or the goods, and then we got to high words. After I had been there almost an hour he said,</p>
<p>"The goods are deliver'd,</p>
<p>"you can't touch the goods, the goods are mine,</p>
<p>"you may go and tell your master that they are</p>
<p>Q. Did he cut off the receipt?</p>
<p>Amson. No, I would not let him do that, I prevented him; I said I must either have the goods or the money, I will stay with you till I have one of them. When he found I would not go out of the house, he laughed at me, and said, I should have neither; he asked me if I would drink again, and called for more wine, but I would not drink any. He swore I should have neither money nor goods. His wife came down stairs, and said, you must not mind my husband, he is in liquor, come to me in the morning, and bring half a dozen plates about ten o'clock, and you shall have the money for all. Then I went home, and told my master what had happened. My master sent me in the morning, but ordered me to be careful that I was not tricked out of the plates, and not to leave them as I had done the rest. I went, and when I was at the door, there came a strange woman, who said, my mistress is upstairs, I will take them up to her, and she will come down and pay you. I delivered them to her, and she carried them up. Then the mistress came down, and said, my husband is gone out with two countrymen, to buy some goods, and I expect him to be in every minute. I staid there a good while, till after eleven o'clock, and he not coming, I asked her to let me have the goods again. She said, there was nothing but what her husband had ordered, and I should not touch any thing. Then I asked her to let me have the plates again. She said, it was all by her husband's order, and I should not touch any thing. I came away, and went again two or three times that day, but never could see him.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Was not you offered some money?</p>
<p>Amson. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did I not order you to bring half a dozen plates the next morning, and say you should have the money?</p>
<p>Amson. Yes, he did tell me so; but I carried the plates the next morning by his wife's order.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did you deliver my wife a bill?</p>
<p>Amson. I was ready to deliver one, if she would have paid me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>This evidence said his master had transported one man for such a fact, and I should be transported, right or wrong. He would not deliver the bill to my wife, and she could not pay him till he did.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner:</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-19-person166" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was upstairs at Mr. Ambery's house when half a dozen plates were brought up by a woman to my mistress, who went and took out
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<p>Q. Are you certain you heard the words you have mentioned?</p>
<p>A. Pinborn. I am sure I did. I am positive she said, if you will give me the bill and receipt, I will pay you the money.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the man?</p>
<p>A. Pinborn. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Is this the man that gave evidence last?</p>
<p>A. Pinborn. I do think it is the same man, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. to Amson. Did you see this woman there?</p>
<p>Amson. I never saw her in my life before, to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain you did not see her in Ambery's house?</p>
<p>Amson. I am certain I never did.</p>
<p>Q. to A. Pinborn. Will you be positive as to this man?</p>
<p>A. Pinborn. I will not be positive, but I think he is the man.</p>
<p>Court Look at him once more.</p>
<p>A. Pinborn. I do think it is the same.</p>
<p>Q. Will you swear what was the reason the man would not take the money; here is a man that had delivered goods the night before, and he came with a fresh order; he has delivered them, and the mistress comes down stairs, and offers to pay him the money, but he would not take it.</p>
<p>A. Pinborn. She would not pay him without the receipt and the bill, and he would not give it to her; I did not stay to listen to what was said, for they had a great argument.</p>
<p>Q. Did he, at that time, say whether he had the bill and receipt about him or not?</p>
<p>A. Pinborn. I have no more to say; I heard no more.</p>
<p>Q. How came you below?</p>
<p>A. Pinborn. I came down to look after her; I lived there till there were people in possession of the house. Then my mistress said she had no occasion for me.</p>
<p>Q. to Amson. Was there any discourse between the prisoner's wife and you about the bill and receipt?</p>
<p>Amson. No, there was not; she never mention'd the bill and receipt to me that morning.</p>
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<p>See No. 44, in Sir Charles Asgill's mayoralty.</p>
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<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Howes. It was very moon-light.</p>
<p>Q. Was your shop secure at going to bed?</p>
<p>Howes. It was bar'd up with an iron bar, and a staple; the end shutter goes in first, and they are key'd secure with a bar; but, upon examining it, they had bent the bar into a triangle, just enough to clear the end shutter, which they had taken down and carried three or four doors off, where I found it. I had no opportunity of laying hold of the hand, the window being glased on the inside as well as without. I called up to my wife, and desired her to open the dining-room window, and call the watch, which she did. She told me she saw a man run away up Chancery Lane. When I came to look over my things, I found I had lost more than I have laid in the indictment, but am sure I lost what are laid. The loss of the whole is to the amount of twenty guineas. I advertised it in the Monday's paper, with a reward of five guineas.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the watch at that time?</p>
<p>Howes. That was the first morning of the watch going off sooner than usual for the winter, so they were just gone off. On the Monday there came a messenger from Mr. Welch, and desired I would step to him, for they apprehended they had got the man that rob'd my shop. I went, and there was the prisoner Guest, whom they had searched before I came: I was shewed some silver buckles broke all to pieces, so that it was impossible to know how many pair there were; but I saw by the marks and patterns that they were mine. I have some odd buckles, which they left behind, that are fellows to some of them. (Producing some.)
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<p>Q. Is your shop part of your dwelling house?</p>
<p>Howes. It is.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-20-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner Guest came to offer a coat to sell at my master's, a salesman, in Monmouth Street. We heard that Mr. Lee had had his house broke open, and lost an alapeen coat; the prisoner offered such a one, and asked nine shillings for it. I asked him how long he had had it. He said it had been in pawn nine months, and that it was made for him; I observed it was not near big enough for him. I took hold of him, sent for Mr. Lee, and kept him in our shop till Mr. Lee came. Then we took him before justice Welch. I finding he had something in one of his pockets, felt in it, and found some chases of buckles, and the constable took out some broken silver buckles from another pocket. Then I told him he had broke the gentleman's shop open in Fleet Street, which I had seen in the Advertiser. He acknowledged he did break it open, in company with one Smith. Then the justice sent for Mr. Howes, who came, and we found the very same marks on the buckles as he had advertised; he swore to them. We found in the prisoner's pocket such a tool as the brewers coopers make use of to take out the bungs of their vessels. The prisoner said they used that first to bore with, then they took down a shutter, and he put on his glove and broke a pane of glass.</p>
<p>Mrs. Montgomery. I am a silversmith, and live in Cambridge Street. I bought some buckles, broke all to pieces, of the prisoner at the bar, I did not know whether they were new or old; there were about four ounces of them.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give for them?</p>
<p>Mrs. Montgomery. I gave 19 s. for them.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see the pan in the prisoner's hand?</p>
<p>Mullings. I did, and saw her deliver it to my wife.</p>
<p>Q. How far had she carried it?</p>
<p>Mullings. She had carried it about thirty yards.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Mullings. I am a smith. The pan was my property: I had seen it not ten minutes before.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not take it; he saw nothing at all of it: I never stole a pin's point in my life. I leave it to the jury, and to your honour: I am a poor Irish-woman.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Pollard. I am clerk to the Clothworkers company. When I was examining Chambers, the prisoner came down in a great fury, and said she would discover every thing. She began and told me Chambers had carried out things herself, and that she had carried things to two or three pawnbrokers for her out of my house, and told me where the pawnbrokers lived. She said she brought all the money to Chambers, and Chambers never gave her but one six-pence.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say she at that time knew them to be your goods?</p>
<p>Pollard. I can't say that.</p>
<p>Q. When did she say they were carried out?</p>
<p>Pollard. That I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner trusted by you with any of your goods?</p>
<p>Pollard. No; I always, when I have seen her, bid her go about her business, and told her she had no business at my house.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she say whose goods they were?</p>
<p>Grant. Yes, she did, in Mr. Pollard's parlour; she said she knew they were Mr. Pollard's (the goods produced in court.)</p>
<p>Mr. Pollard. I can only speak as to the plate; there is I.P.S. on the porringer, and the tea spoons are mark'd with P.</p>
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<p>Chambers said they were her own, and I did not know to the contrary till some time after I had carried them, when I went to Mrs. Chambers, and told her, if she did not help me to money to fetch them again, she would not only bring herself into trouble but me too. She said, I should come into no trouble about it. I told her, that if she would not give me money to pay for the things, I would tell her master; and I did mention every thing. I never had a halfpenny of Chambers for carrying them, I never saw them, they were tied up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-22-person196" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said the goods were her own. I was going home with my work, and the prisoner along with me, when we met Chambers in Falcon Court, on the other side of the water; she said to Stevens, I am going to your house, I want you to do an errand for me, seeming very unwilling (as I was a stranger) that I should know what her business was; Stevens said to her, you may speak before this woman, for I am not afraid of her; then she pulled out a silver tea kettle and stand, and desired her to carry them; Stevens said, I am afraid to carry them, and Chambers said you need not, for they are my own.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever know her to pawn any other things?</p>
<p>E. Beard. No, she is a very honest woman; we lived together in one apartment.</p>
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<persName id="t17600227-23-person205"> James Beete
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<interp inst="t17600227-23-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About September last the prisoner was an
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<p>Q. Where did he live?</p>
<p>Beete. He has a little house at Hampstead.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-23-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, and found these things here produced in the prisoner's house; he said he found them on Mr. Beete's premisses.</p>
<p>Beete. The prisoner is a very active, industrious servant.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found these things on Mr. Beete's premisses.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-24-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going out to get my supper about nine o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Randall. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-24-victim210 t17600227-24-viclabel119"/> to Mr. Wells in Piccadilly, who is a painter and glasier. The small-pox was in our family, and I never had it, so I had my victuals out of the house. I had my watch in my pocket, and the prisoner at the bar came and sat down by me when I was in the publick house.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Randall. At the George in Piccadilly.</p>
<p>Q. Did you work in your master's house, and go out to eat your victuals?</p>
<p>Randall. No, I was at work in the Strand. After I went out of the publick house the prisoner at the bar followed me, and desired me to go along with her.</p>
<p>Q. To go where?</p>
<p>Randall. I do not know the name of the place, but she carried me up a court.</p>
<p>Q. What happened there?</p>
<p>Randall. Nothing at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did any thing happen to your watch?</p>
<p>Randall. Yes, the prisoner took it out of my pocket, and ran away directly.</p>
<p>Q. When was she taken?</p>
<p>Randall. I never set eyes on her till about a month afterwards, when she came into the neighbourhood again.</p>
<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
<p>Randall. I am nineteen years old.</p>
<p>Q. What conversation past between you in the court?</p>
<p>Randall. She asked me whether I would give her any thing to go with her. I told her I had nothing to give her. I took her before justice Cox, and gave the same account to him as I do here. She would not own that she knew any thing of my watch or me either. but when she was going to Bridewell she confessed to the constable she had taken my watch, told where she had pawned it, and it was found accordingly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-24-person212" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There came a boy to me, and said, there was a woman that was a thief, at such a house.</p>
<p>Q. Was it this lad, the prosecutor?</p>
<p>Fear. No, it was another lad. I said you must get a warrant to take her. He said she would be gone away before they could get one. I went with him to the Castle, in Swallow-Street, took the prisoner in custody, put her into the watch-house, and in the morning I carried her before justice Cox, who committed her to hard labour for ten days in Bridewell. The prisoner said, I had rather go to Newgate than to Bridewell, for they lie there on boards; and as we were going together in the coach, she said that this lad was going to be concerned with her, that he had no money, but gave her his handkerchief, and that she pretended somebody was coming, whip'd out his watch and ran away with it, and told me she had pawn'd it for 30 s. at a house behind the New-Church in the Strand, but could not tell the people's name. I went and told the boy's master of it, who went with me to justice Cox, and from thence to the pawnbroker's, and there found the watch, pawn'd in the name of Thomas and
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<p>Q. How did he describe it?</p>
<p>Fear. He said it had a copper pendant; it was pawn'd, as she had said, for 30 s</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-24-person214" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. On the 4th of December last the prisoner at the bar pledged a watch with me for 30 s. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my watch, and the same I lost, as I have mentioned.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about the affair.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Mackensie. I live in Broad Street.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose these things?</p>
<p>Mackensie. In the month of January. They were missing when the prisoner was our
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-25-defend216 t17600227-25-deflabel125"/>; but when she was gone away we had information of her having some of my things. I went and got a warrant, searched her lodgings, and found the goods mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Mackensie. I am a
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<p>Q. Did she say from what part of your house she had taken them?</p>
<p>Mackensie. She said she had taken them from out of a box in the two pair of stairs room. We took her before justice Fielding, and he committed her. The constable has got the goods, but he is not here.</p>
<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
<p>Mackensie. His name is
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<persName id="t17600227-25-person221"> Mary Riley
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<interp inst="t17600227-25-person221" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Market Street, St. James's Market. I had recommended the prisoner to Mr. Mackensie, and found afterwards she was not worthy the character I had given her. She being in custody for some other offence, I went and informed the prosecutor, that if she had wrong'd him, he might know where to find her. He took out a search warrant, and got a constable. I went with them to her mother's house, where she lodged, and found the things in a box mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whose box it was?</p>
<p>M. Riley. The prisoner had the key of it in her pocket. She took up first one thing, then another, and said, this is your's, and this is your's, acknowledging them to be Mr. Mackensie's property.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before Mr. Fielding?</p>
<p>M. Riley. I was.</p>
<p>Q. What past there?</p>
<p>M. Riley. I do not recollect what past there.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you make the prisoner any promise of pardon, on condition of her confessing?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-25-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the constable was called upon his recognizance, but did not appear.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A young woman, an acquaintance of mine, sat up with me to wash and iron, and I went to lodge with her in the same house, but not in the same room. She desired she might be paid for the box before it was broke open. If I had known of these things being there, I had time enough to have made away with them, as Mrs. Riley said she would be as great an enemy to me, as she had been a friend.</p>
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<p>[There was another indictment against her.]</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17600227-26-person229" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The two women at the bar came into my shop to buy a cap.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>H. Crawley.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-26-victim228 t17600227-26-viclabel133"/>. I missed a cloak and shirt after they were gone. I took them up, and charged them with taking them.
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<p>Q. What said Durning?</p>
<p>H. Crawley. She said she knew nothing of them.</p>
<p>Q. from Davis. Did not you give me the cloak?</p>
<p>H. Crawley. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lend it her?</p>
<p>H. Crawley. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-26-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I happen'd to come by the prosecutrix's house when she said she had been rob'd. Durning was then in her shop. I was charged to assist. Durning said she was innocent, and told us where to find Davis. We went as directed to Swallow Street, next door to the Black Bull, where we found her hid in a closet. We took her, and as we were bringing her along, just by the new burying ground, she owned she had taken and pawned the cloak for a shilling, and where. We went and found it accordingly.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Where is the cloak?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. We found it, but I have not got it here.</p>
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<p>I went to that woman's shop to buy some caps, and there was the cloak. I said I would buy it, thinking she wanted money; so I went and pawn'd it, in order to get money to pay her for it, she being a poor woman.</p>
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<p>As neither of the witnesses could swear he was the person taken into custody, he was
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<interp inst="t17600227-28-person237" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The 22d of February was my washing day; the prisoner at the bar lives below me. She has no other way from her apartment but through my wash-house. I left her in the kitchen when I went up to breakfast, and when I came down again I found her there. Upon missing one shirt, I asked, her if any body had been there in the time I was absent, and she said there had been nobody there. I took her before justice Fielding. I had lost one shirt the week before. She owned she had taken and pawn'd the two shirts; one at Mr. Gunston's, in Germain-Street; the other, at Mr Watson's, at the end of Coventry-Court, the last of which I found ( produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did not you lend me this shirt?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, I did not.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-28-person238"> Henry Stockdole
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<interp inst="t17600227-28-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Watson, a pawnbroker; the prisoner at the bar pawn'd this shirt (here produced) with me, on the 23d of January.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you lend her upon it?</p>
<p>Stockdale. I lent her 7 s. upon it.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. Mr. Gunston has got the other shirt, but he is obliged to attend at Hicks's-Hall on another affair, and cannot be here; I have seen it, it is my property, that is, it was in my charge; I take in washing, and am accountable for any things that are lost.</p>
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<p>I am not guilty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-29-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner, the deccased, and others of their fellow workmen, had been drinking pretty plentifully at the Valentine and Orion, in Goswell Street.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Shirlock. I keep that house; after some time words arose.</p>
<p>Q. Who was in company?</p>
<p>Shirlock. There were nine of them in all; there was the deceased's son. I did not know them all.</p>
<p>Q. What liquor had they had?</p>
<p>Shirlock. They had eighteen full pots of beer together.</p>
<p>Q. What were the words about?</p>
<p>Shirlock. They were about their trade, which was the best workman.</p>
<p>Q. What were their trades?</p>
<p>Shirlock. They were nailers and rivet makers. The deceased's son was fighting with the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Who were the words between?</p>
<p>Shirlock. They were between the prisoner and and the deceased's son. The deceased's son said the prisoner's father was a thief and a rogue, which provoked the prisoner to strike him, upon which they began to fight.</p>
<p>Q. How long did they fight?</p>
<p>Shirlock. They fought I believe near half an hour, and then they parted and sat down in a box together. The deceased and his son sat opposite each other in the box. Then the prisoner said to the son, whom he had been fighting with (very coolly) what do you know of my father or any of my family, that you should use such language. Harthill equivocated a little, but the father, who sat opposite to him, started up and said the prisoner's father was a rogue and a thief. Then the prisoner struck him one blow, on the right side of his head, with his left hand.</p>
<p>Q. Was it with his flat hand, or double fist?</p>
<p>Shirlock. I can't say which.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a blow was it?</p>
<p>Shirlock. It was a swinging blow like.</p>
<p>Q. Is the prisoner right or left handed?</p>
<p>Shirlock. I believe he is right handed, but he was on that side the box that lay for his left hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did that blow seem to affect him?</p>
<p>Shirlock. It did not seem to me to affect him; they sat together for an hour peaceably and quiet after that, arguing coolly with each other.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any blows struck after that?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see them part?</p>
<p>Shirlock. I did, I was in the room at the time.</p>
<p>Q. What condition did the deceased seem to be in?</p>
<p>Shirlock. I saw no other difference then than at any other time, only being fuddled; he was in a bad state of health, in a consumption, long before; his son says, six years before</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what time he died?</p>
<p>Shirlock, I do by his son's account.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-29-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am son to the deceased, and was in company with the prisoner and him at that time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the last witness give his account?</p>
<p>Harthill. I did, it is much the same; we were drinking all together and talking, and had a good deal of liquor,</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Harthill. We were all fuddled.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the conversation you had with the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Harthill. Yes, we were talking about our business.</p>
<p>Q. What conversation did you fall into after that?</p>
<p>Harthill. The prisoner call'd my father thief.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you call the prisoner's father thief or rogue?</p>
<p>Harthill. No.</p>
<p>Q. to Shirlock. Did you not say you heard this witness call the prisoner's father thief and rogue?</p>
<p>Shirlock. I heard this witness say, that the prisoner's father was a thief and a rogue.</p>
<p>Harthill. I did not say so.</p>
<p>Q. What was the reason of your fighting?</p>
<p>Harthill. We were talking about our trade, and he hit me a blow; then I struck him again, and so we fell to fighting, and fought some time.</p>
<p>Q. Are you both of one trade?</p>
<p>Harthill. We are; when we were fighting my father came to part us, and he said the prisoner's father was a thief.</p>
<p>Q. Was this when you were fighting?</p>
<p>Harthill. No, this was after we had been parted about an hour; that occasion'd the blow, but I did not see it given. After that my father and I went home together, I led him by the arm.</p>
<p>Q. Could he not go without help?</p>
<p>Harthill. He was drunk.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go home?</p>
<p>Harthill. Between nine and ten at night.</p>
<p>Q. What happen'd when he was at home?</p>
<p>Harthill. He went to bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did he complain of any hurt?</p>
<p>Harthill. He complain'd at the alehouse, before he went home, of the blow, and told me the prisoner had kill'd him; so we went home upon that, but when he gave him the blow, I do not think he intended to kill him.</p>
<p>Q. to Shirlock. Was it a violent blow?</p>
<p>Shirlock. It was a hard blow for a man that was infirm; but I do not think it would have hurt me.</p>
<p>Q. to Harthill. How had your father been as to his health.</p>
<p>Harthill. He had been in a very bad state of health these six years.</p>
<p>Q. When did he die?</p>
<p>Harthill. He died about four o'clock the next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-29-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Mr. Shirlock's house, but not in their company. I saw the prisoner and the last evidence fighting; they had had several words before the young man told the prisoner he was a thief, and his father was a thief before him.</p>
<p>Court. He denies that.</p>
<p>Watson. It is possible he may not remember it, he was very fuddled to be sure.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the deceased?</p>
<p>Watson. I did some time before he died.</p>
<p>Q. How was he as to his health?</p>
<p>Watson. He was in a very bad state of health; I have heard him often complain, and often-times he could not go to work.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the blow given?</p>
<p>Watson. No, I did not, but while the prisoner and the young one were fighting I saw the old one (that is, the deceased) put his hand over the bar and pull the prisoner by the hair; the prisoner at the time put his hand over his shoulder, and gave him a blow which knocked him down, but I saw no blow after that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-29-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner and deceased were my servants.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Allcock. We call ourselves
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<p>Q. Were they drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Allcock. They were all drunk.</p>
<p>Q. How was the deceased as to his health?</p>
<p>Allcock. He was very ill, and sometimes he could not go to his work for three or four days together; he worked but very little.</p>
<p>Q. How long had they work'd for you?</p>
<p>Allcock. I believe about three years.</p>
<p>Q. What was the occasion of their fighting?</p>
<p>Allcock. They were fighting when I went there; they call'd each other thief and rogue, as drunken people commonly do. I don't think the soldier (the prisoner is a soldier) did intend to do him any hurt, for he is as quiet a man as any I have, and I have about twenty-five of them. He has behav'd as well as any of them for the time he has work'd for me, which is about three years. He is a very quiet man, I never knew him quarrelsome in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-29-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . After the fray was over I only saw one blow given. The deceased call'd the prisoner's father thief and rogue, and used very scurrilous language; upon that the prisoner at the bar, with his left hand, gave him a blow.</p>
<p>Q. Was it with his double fist, or open handed?</p>
<p>Farrin. I saw the blow, but I cannot say whether it was open handed or double fist.</p>
<p>Q. Did it seem to be a very severe blow?</p>
<p>Farrin. If I had received such a blow, it would not have hurt me a great deal; but the deceased was in a bad state of health.</p>
<p>Mr. Goodman. I was sent for by the coroner. I opened the scull of the deceased, and found the brain in its natural state.</p>
<p>Q. If a blow on the head had been the occasion of his death, how should you have expected to find the brain?</p>
<p>Goodman. We should have found a great quantity of blood there.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think this man's death was occasion'd by that blow?</p>
<p>Goodman. I don't believe it was.</p>
<p>Q. Could you judge, by viewing the body, what was the deceased's state of health?</p>
<p>Goodman. By all accounts I have learned since, he was in a very bad state of health.</p>
<p>Q. Can you account for what was the occasion of his death?</p>
<p>Goodman. No doubt but that any body, in such a bad state of health, might have died by such irregularity in living, without the blow; it is reasonable to think so.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any appearance of any contusion?</p>
<p>Goodman. No, none at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any mark on his breast or any where else?</p>
<p>Goodman. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. What do you think was the occasion of his death?</p>
<p>Goodman. I have known several irregular people, by being put into a very great passion, carried off directly.</p>
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<p>Q. What sort of a slap was it?</p>
<p>Griffiths. It was a wooden slap chained down; they had cut a way thro' the kitchen door, and so went thro' all the rooms of the house. There I missed the goods mentioned in the indictment ( mentioning them by name.)</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen them since?</p>
<p>Griffiths. I have at Mr. Henfield's, a broker in Shoreditch, and at the prisoner Beckwith's house, all but the warming pan; that was never found.</p>
<p>Q. What day was that?</p>
<p>Note, The Remainder of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270021"/>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 27th, Thursday the 28th, and Friday the 29th of FEBRUARY,</p>
<p>In the Thirty-third Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER III. PART II. for the YEAR 1760. Being the Third 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, 1760.</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>Griffiths. I Believe it was on the Tuesday or Wednesday following. I know it was one day that week.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen them last?</p>
<p>Griffiths. We had left them in the house but a very few days before, I had seen them on Christmas Eve; every thing was right then.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before a justice?</p>
<p>Griffiths. I was before justice Fielding, and heard the prisoners examined there. Beckwith there acknowledged, that he in company with one
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and another person broke open the house, that the other two broke the door, and he stood at the door and watched, and assisted in carrying the goods off; the other person he called
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the name he himself went by, as will appear by an evidence here; that they did it by the light of a lanthorn. Norman was not there then, and we took him up afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body left in the house?</p>
<p>Griffiths. No.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know the day it was broke open?</p>
<p>Griffiths. By Beckwith's own confession.</p>
<p>Isabella Griffiths. After our house was broke open, we had a warrant to search Beckwith's house, where we found a small looking-glass lock'd up in a closet; we found also a fire shovel and trevit.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Backwith live?</p>
<p>I. Griffiths. He lived at Hummerton, and kept a cook's shop.</p>
<p>Q. When was the last time you was at your house at Hackney, before you missed the things?</p>
<p>I. Griffiths. We were there on Christmas Eve.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say upon your oath these goods which you lost were in your house on Christmas Eve?</p>
<p>I. Griffiths. I think I can say all of them were. The house was broke in two places, but in one they met with a beam in their way, and could not proceed there.</p>
<p>Q. Is it a dwelling house?</p>
<p>I. Griffiths. Yes, Mr. Griffiths and I go there sometimes. I was all over the house on Christmas Eve.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go with your husband on the Monday he has mentioned?</p>
<p>I. Griffiths. I did, but at that time we were sure the other things were at Mr. Henfield's the broker. I found the same goods missing that my husband spoke of.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Henfield. I had seen him before pass by my door. He brought a letter and said he had brought some goods from some relation at Ware, and wanted to know if I would buy them. I told him I would see them first, and away he went; and in about three quarters of an hour after he came again with another man.</p>
<p>Q. What man was that?</p>
<p>Henfield. It was one that is not here. They brought the goods, and I looked them over. I said I did not care to buy them, except he could produce the owner.</p>
<p>Q. What goods did they bring?</p>
<p>Henfield. They brought the bed furniture, a quilt, blankets and two glasses, tied up in a coarse cloath, and a letter, saying the goods came from such a person at Ware, that was in distress. I said,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270023"/> except I knew you, and where you live, I shall not buy them. Said Beckwith you may go to where we live, we liveright against the Plough, at Hummerton. I and my brother set out to go with them to their houses: Going along the New Road, one of them said here is Cayton's cart, he serves us with meat, he knows us. We look'd about to see if we could find him. We found him in a public house, I took him out and asked him the character of the two men; he said he had served them with meat, and they paid him very honestly. Then we turned into the public house, and
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (which was the other man along with the prisoner) got up and said to Cayton, what do you know of my character, he answered, I have served you with meat, and you paid me honestly. Then I went home, saying. I did not care to buy the goods till I saw the person that owns them; then they said let us have the goods away. I said no, I shall not part with the goods till I have seen farther. Then they said they would go and fetch the waggoner that brought them up from Ware. They were gone about half an hour. I had still the goods in my possession. I went to be shaved, in order to go to Mr. Fielding's, to give him intelligence of them. Then my brother came and said the men are come back again about the goods, and had brought the waggoner. I found the prisoner Norman standing by the fire side. I said to him, what say you; he said, I am come about some goods that I brought up from Ware. I said, what are they, he said one of them is a flat parcel, which they bid him take care of, because there was glass; I said, do you know who you had them of; he said he knew them by sight, the man lives within a few doors of my master; my master's name is Fugan, and mine is Norman. I asked where I might find him, he said either at the Cherry-Tree or Black-Horse, in Kingsland-Road. Then I said to Beckwith, as you appear to be an honest man I will pay you for your goods.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give him for them?</p>
<p>Henfield. I gave him 5 l. 13 s. Dan said to the waggoner, take notice of the money we take, for you are to carry it down: very well said Norman. (The goods produced in court and deposed to by the prosecuter.)</p>
<p>Q. to Henfield. Had you a receipt of Beckwith?</p>
<p>Henfield. I had; he signed his name Robinson in the receipt.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present before justice Fielding when, Beckwith was examined there?</p>
<p>Henfield. I was; I think he said he was in Mr. Griffiths's yard when Dan and Robinson broke into the house; that he was set there to watch, (he used some word which I took to be watch, which I do not understand.) He said they wrench'd open a shutter.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he said he was set there to watch?</p>
<p>Henfield. I am sure he said that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a relation to Mr. Henfield. I live in the country, but happened to be at his house when the prisoner Beckwith came to him with a letter, and said he had some goods come up from a relation of his at Ware, and asked him if he would buy them; Mr. Henfield said he could not tell till he saw them; then Beckwith said they were at the Black-Horse, in Kingsland-Road; he went and came back with another man, and brought them: Then Mr. Henfield told them he should not buy them without seeing the person that owned them. Then they told us where they lived, and he and I were going to their houses. to inquire how they came by the goods, and whether they came from Ware, as they had said. We happened to see one Cayton's cart stand in the road, and they inquired for him and found him in a public house, of whom Mr. Henfield inquired their characters; he said they were honest men as far as he knew, for he had sold them meat several times, and they paid him; then we came home, but he said he should not chuse to buy the goods without he saw the right owner; they said the right owner could not be seen, for he was in the hands of a bailiff; but they could bring the waggoner, who brought them up from Ware; and while Mr. Henfield went to be shaved, in order to go to justice Fielding,
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the other prisoner, came to his house, and said he brought the goods up from a gentleman at Ware. Mr. Henfield asked him if he knew the gentleman, he said he did not know his name, but he knew him by fight, and that he lived but a few doors from his master's house. Then Mr. Henfield asked him his master's name, and took it down, which he said was
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<p>Smith. I was. He there said he was in the yard and stood watch while Robinson and Dan went into the house and took the goods.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Norman examined?</p>
<p>Smith. No, he was not examined at the same time the other was.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-30-person263"> John Blackwell
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the person that found out where the goods were, and sent word to Mr. Griffiths; I was at Mr. Fielding's when both the prisoners were examined. Beckwith said two men, Robinson and Dan, were along with him; that they two broke the house open, by the light of a lanthorn, and he was in the garden and watched; they handed the goods out to him, and he carried them out into the fields, where they pack'd them up, and then he did not know what became of them. I asked him whether they had a dark lanthorn or another; he said it was a large horn lanthorn, with a candle in it. I was present at Hummerton when the goods were found at Beckwith's house, and heard Mr. Griffiths swear to them.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of Norman?</p>
<p>Blackwell. I have known him some time, his master is the stage waggoner at Ware. He has come to my shop with goods sometimes. I told Mr. Fielding I would send a letter down to his master to send him up. I thought it was to be an evidence. He sent him up, and I went along with him to the justice; there he said two men came to the inn where he was baiting his horses, on the 26th of January, at the Cherry-tree, and told him they had some goods come out of the country by another person, that they would give him a crown, if he would go and say they came up by him, and he took the crown and went and did say so. I do not think he would be guilty of such an action, had he known the goods to have been stolen.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoner Beckwith confess before Mr. Fielding, that he was set to watch in a field or garden, while Dan and Robinson broke into the house; and he helped to aid and assist in taking the goods out and carrying them into the fields, and packing them up. When the search warrant was brought to me, in order to search Beckwith's house, we found a trivet, an iron fire shovel, a dressing-glass, and a man's hat, ( producing one.) This hat Mr. Griffiths owned at that time. Beckwith and Dan were partners together in a cook's shop.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This hat I think is a hat that I gave to a servant of mine; the glass and fire shovel I know to be mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at justice Fielding's when the two prisoners were under examination, but did not much regard what was done there. I took Beckwith in a coach to goal. I asked him if there were any others concerned in breaking the house, he said there were no others but Rubea Dan and himself. This was on the fourth of February. When I went for him, in order to carry him to be examined again, then he told me one Robinson was concerned, and that he stood and watched while they broke the house and took the goods out. The first time he told me Dan and he took the goods out over night, and hid them in the fields, and went afterwards and took them away.</p>
<p>Beckwith's Defence.</p>
<p>The gentlemen have said what I said before the justice. I told the truth, and I could tell no other. I was present when Dan and Robinson broke the house, and I took the goods from them, and handed them out. This is the first scrape that ever I was in, in my life.</p>
<p>Norman's Defence.</p>
<p>Beckwith, the prisoner, and another man, came to me at the Cherry-Tree; they told me they had some things come up out of the country, from a person at Ware, who lived near the Bull, which is near to my master's, and they desired me to say, I brought them up.</p>
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<p>(M.) Beckwith was a second time indicted, by the same names, for that
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Decoster. At
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-30-off162 t17600227-30-crimeloc160"/>. Just before I came to my own door a couple of fellows stop'd me; the short one took out a pistol, and the tall one had a knife. They demanded my watch and money, or they would shoot me; I said I had no watch with me, and as to money, I could give them no more then I had. They took from me a furtout coat,
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Decoster. I do not know him any farther than coming in a stage coach once with him; that was since I was rob'd, coming from London. There were in the coach a gentlewoman and the prisoner, and a companion of his, as appear'd to me. The gentlewoman was set down at a distiller's, by Shoreditch Church; after that, we in the coach fell into discourse about robbing. I told them I had been rob'd just by my own house; they asked me how they used me; I said a couple of fellows stop'd and rob'd me of my coat and three handkerchiefs. They asked me a great many questions, and wanted to get out of the coach several times. I then did not like them, so instead of being set down at the Shoulder of Mutton Field, I chose to go farther in the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing against the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Decoster. No, I was so frighted when I was rob'd, that I cannot swear to the man; but when the prisoner's house was searched for other people's goods there were two handkerchiefs found there, my property, and of which I was rob'd that night.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable that searched Beckwith's house for Mr. Griffiths's goods, where we found two handkerchiefs, in the custody of Dan and the prisoner (produced in court and deposed to.) They were delivered to me by their two wives, saying, they did not belong to them, and said they were afraid they were stolen. Beckwith was then taken, but Dan had made off. The prosecutor came to my house afterwards and described the marks on them at the corners, and after that he swore, before justice Norris, they were his property, which he lost at that time.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the affair, and so I am of all the others but one.</p>
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<p>Isabella More. Last Saturday was five weeks two men came to our door. My husband was just gone to London.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>I. More. We live at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600227-30-off162 t17600227-30-crimeloc164"/>. They came over a gate that was lock'd, to come to the door, and said where is your master; I said, I do not know of any master that I have here. They came in at the door, and turn'd again and bolted it; I said what do you bolt my door for; they asked me where the key was; I said the key was lost; then they went to a little room where my husband and I lay; the first thing they laid hold of was a pistol; they said this is a pretty thing, this will do for us. Then they tore a drawer out, and said we will take none of your wearing apparel, we want money. They found and took some old money. Then they said where is your husband's money; I said we have some to be sure in the house (my husband had said to me, if your landlord-should come by call him in and give him a quarter's rent, which is twenty-five shillings, and told me he had put it behind the door, but no landlord came.) They rifled and jostled me about and bid me not talk, and took three-half pence and four farthings out of my pocket. I had in my left-hand pocket a half-crown, and three or four new shillings; they took them, and hit me a blow on the side of my head; I thought they had beat my brains out. I said don't use me ill, I am old enough to be your grandmother. [The prosecutor and his wife were a remarkable ancient couple.]</p>
<p>Q. What time did they come to your house?</p>
<p>I. More. They were in my house between one and two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What did they take?</p>
<p>I. More. They took twelve pewter plates, three pewter dishes and four pewter porringers. My husband had also lost 3 l. 15 s. in the house, that also they took, as well as the 25 s. for rent, two pair of sheets and a table cloth, near four yards long, and eight handkerchiefs, one of which was silk and another cambrick; one was my husband's, the rest mine, and an old laced pillow case, which I believe had been my grand-mother's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them take the money?</p>
<p>I. More. They took one half-crown and gave me again; then they took it away again and made me sit down on the bed, and then, before my eyes, they took the 3 l. 15 s. away, and 20 s. and two half-crowns.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270026"/>Q. Did you see which took your money?</p>
<p>I. More. I believe Dan took it; I saw him take my box and put it on the table, and take the money out. Some time after this I heard of a robbery in our neighbourhood, and the people were searching for their goods. My husband said he would bring his old woman, and he did not doubt but he should find some of his goods; I went, and amongst the things at Dan's house I found two pair of sheets, a table-cloth four yards long, two handkerchiefs, one silk, the other cambrick; a laced pillow case and a Russia one, within a nail of a yard long; two rags and a white handkerchief; the prisoner and Dan then lived both in a house, and kept a cook's shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose all the money you have mentioned?</p>
<p>I. More. I did; there was not a farthing left.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them take the money?</p>
<p>I. More. I saw them take the things out, and fumbling about and putting things into their pockets.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-30-person272"> John More
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person272" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was rob'd on the 19th of January last. I put 3 l. 15 s. into an old ticken shoe, because we live in a single house alone, and went to market. I put 1 l. 5 s. by, for my wife to pay our rent to the landlord; when I returned I found the money gone. As to the linen, my wife knows that best; I know nothing of that, except a spotted handkerchief and two napkins; there was also a case of instruments missing; the case was found, with three of my lancets in it, in the prisoner's house. They have been in my house twelve years. I bled a person with one of them but the Sunday before.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-30-person273"> Thomas Taylor
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person273" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable that searched the house of the prisoner and Dan for Mr. Griffiths's goods. I found four sheets, a long table cloth, two pillowbiers (one of them laced in the middle) three handkerchiefs and two napkins. When I went to search again I found one handkerchief, a lancet-case and three lancets, which the prosecutor and his wife swore to be their property before justice Norris. There were many other things found in the prisoner's house which are not owned yet, besides what the prisoner has been tried for. (The goods produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-30-person274" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the searching Beckwith's house, and saw all these things found there. Beckwith lay in the garret where the things were found; Dan lay on the ground floor. The prosecutor's wife swore to every thing particularly before she saw them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of this robbery.</p>
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<persName id="t17600227-31-person279"> George Holgate
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<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the man that took it?</p>
<p>Holgate. I am; and he also own'd he took it, said it was of a blueish colour, and beg'd for mercy. I took him before justice Welch, and when the justice asked him what was become of the coat, he said he could not tell who had it.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Holgate. This was last Wednesday.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-31-person280" type="given" value="Alice"/>
<interp inst="t17600227-31-person280" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw a man take a coat from off a hook at the prosecutor's window, and also-saw
<persName id="t17600227-31-person281"> Thomas Holgate
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<interp inst="t17600227-31-person281" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> pursue him, but I cannot say that it was the prisoner; I did not take so much notice of him, as to know him again.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-31-person282"> Adam Wood
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<interp inst="t17600227-31-person282" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor. I hung a coat on the hook that morning, and it was taken away, but I was not by at the time.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going along and pick'd up a coat, and in the fright I drop'd it.</p>
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<p>Q. What house does he live in?</p>
<p>E. Barden. He lives at Mrs. Rook's house, in the same street. I saw the prisoner with a child
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<p>Q. Where was you at that time?</p>
<p>E. Barden. I was at a one pair of stairs window in my own room.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did he hold the child?</p>
<p>E. Barden. He held it in both his hands, and the head of the child was on his right arm.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you observe him standing there?</p>
<p>E. Barden. It was that minute that I saw him there; he made but one motion and gave it a swing from his arm [ describing in what manner he did it, not much unlike that of flinging a casting net] He came side ways to the window, and so flung it out into the street.</p>
<p>Q. Was the child alive, can you tell, before he flung it out?</p>
<p>E. Barden. I cannot tell. I saw its fingers move as it was coming down like a pidgeon.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the child move in his arms before he flung it out?</p>
<p>E. Barden. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How long had he lived in that place?</p>
<p>E. Barden. I cannot tell that.</p>
<p>Q. Was it his own child?</p>
<p>E. Barden. He was reputed to be the father of it.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>E. Barden. I am servant to a widow gentlewoman.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen him with that child in his arms before?</p>
<p>E. Barden. No.</p>
<p>Q. How old was the child?</p>
<p>E. Barden. The child wanted three days of five months old.</p>
<p>Q. Has the prisoner any other children?</p>
<p>E. Barden. No, not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. What was his general behaviour?</p>
<p>E. Barden. I never heard any body give him an ill character in my life.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the child after it sell?</p>
<p>E. Barden. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Whether or not, when he came to give it that swing, you imagine he did it with an intent to destroy the child?</p>
<p>E. Barden. It had that appearance to me.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-32-person286"> Elizabeth Wallan
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<interp inst="t17600227-32-person286" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Rupert-Street. I was in my mother's shop below the prisoner, between the hours of two and three, on the 20th of January. I do not know whether by accident or what, but I saw the child fall by the side of our window; I ran out immediately and took it up, but it was then stone dead. It came out at the three pair of stairs window.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen the child last before th</p>
<p>E. Wallan. I had seen it alive and hearty a three hours before.</p>
<p>Q. What do you imagine was the death of the child?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. It was the fall that kill'd it.</p>
<p>Q. How long has the prisoner lived there?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. My mother has kept the house between eight and nine years, and the prisoner has lived there twelve months last Christmas. The child was born last Bartholomew-day in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever observed the prisoner's behaviour to the child?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. I never saw him behave amiss to it. When it cried he always made a noise about it, and was always tender of it as far as I could see.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him soon after it fell?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. I did; he came down stairs immediately, and said, my child, my child. I said your child is dead. His wife and he came both crying together.</p>
<p>Q. Did he seem to be in very great concern?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. I was so concern'd in taking up the child, that I cannot say as to that; he went to my mother's apartment, and said to his wife, give it the bubby, give it the bubby.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen him use this child with any sort of cruelty?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. No, he always seem'd to be very fond of it.</p>
<p>Q. What passed after he desired his wife to give it the bubby?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. He was secured and carried to the round-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say it had fallen from his arms?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. He said he was dancing it, and it went out of his arms.</p>
<p>Q. What highth may that window be from the floor of the room?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. It is a high window with a casement.</p>
<p>Q. Might not such an accident happen by playing with a child in a man's arms?</p>
<p>E. Wallan. I am not a judge of that; it is a great way over from the window, because there is a gutter before it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-32-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in the prisoner's room at the time the child went out of the window; his wife was dressing some steaks, and he
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270028"/> cradle towards the fire, from the farther side of the room; the child then was in it, he thought the day was cold.</p>
<p>Q. How long was that before the child went out at the window?</p>
<p>Lord. It was about half an hour before:</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it that it went out?</p>
<p>Lord. It was between two and three in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. How long did it continue in the cradle before he took it in his arms?</p>
<p>Lord. Not long; he soon took it up, put it upon his knee, and sat by the fire-side; he seem'd to be fond of it, and made as much of it as ever he could; he put his left-hand under its back-side, hug'd it to his breast, and walked about the room with it.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts in the room was you?</p>
<p>Lord. I was sitting by the fire-side. I saw him walking backwards and forwards with it in his room, but I did not see how it went out at the window.</p>
<p>Q. Which way was your face?</p>
<p>Lord. My face was towards the fire. I heard the prisoner run down stairs and his wife after him. Oh! the child is gone, said he.</p>
<p>Q. Did he cry out as soon as the child was gone?</p>
<p>Lord. Yes, yes he did. I ran down after him. He made no stay, but as soon as the child fell he ran down; I believe in my conscience he did not do it wilfully. There was a blanket round the child; he had that in his hand after the child was gone.</p>
<p>Q. After he ran down, did he seem to be very much concerned?</p>
<p>Lord. He did; he went into his landlady's shop, and then they took and carried him away to St. James's round-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing about its being an accident?</p>
<p>Lord. I did not hear any thing of that.</p>
<p>Q. What is the breadth of that gutter between the window and the street?</p>
<p>Lord. It is not a great breadth. The window is just upon a level with the gutter; a body could hardly put one's foot in the gutter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-32-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am beadle of the parish, and attended the croner's jury; he sent me to take the dimensions of the window, here it is ( producing a paper.)</p>
<p>Q. Who wrote that?</p>
<p>English. I did.</p>
<p>Court. read it,</p>
<p>It is read.</p>
<p>The breadth of the casement is 18 inches. The breadth from the bottom of the window to the outside of the parapet is 19 inches. The parapet is about 2 inches lower than the bottom of the window. The height of the casement is full 33 inches and a half. From the floor to the bottom of the window is about 3 feet.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I loved my child too well to go to throw it out at the window, the child flip'd out of the blanket. I thought the blanket was tied about its cloaths. If I had had a mind to have destroy'd my baby, could I not have had a better opportunity to do it than to throw it out at the window in the middle of the day?</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-32-person290"> Betty Askins
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<interp inst="t17600227-32-person290" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I moved into George-Court on Monday, and this accident happened on the Sunday following. I was at the end of the court, facing the prisoner's window, when this accident happened.</p>
<p>Q. Could you see the window plain?</p>
<p>B. Askins. I could see it as plain as I can see this window ( pointing to a window in the court.)</p>
<p>Q. What did you see at the window?</p>
<p>B. Askins. I saw the prisoner dancing the child at the window.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>B. Askins. I never saw him before to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did he hold it?</p>
<p>B. Askins. He had it on one of his arms, I cannot tell which; it was upright, with a blanket loose about it.</p>
<p>Q. How near did he stand to the window?</p>
<p>B. Askins. As near as possibly he could; the child came out at the window, and the man had the blanket in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Had you observed him any matter of time?</p>
<p>B. Askins. I had my little boy in my hand, and was looking at the prisoner two or three minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had observed him so long?</p>
<p>B. Askins. I am certain of that, if not more: I look'd at him all the while.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be looking up?</p>
<p>B. Askins. Because I heard him cheriping to the child.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176002270029"/>Q. Did it seem to fall from his hand by a slip, or as if flying from him?</p>
<p>B. Askins. I cannot say whether it fell or whether he flung it, but he had the blanket in his hand, and cry'd out, O Lord! my child is gone. He went backwards from the window, and the mother of the child lean'd out at the window, so that I thought every moment she would have been down. I saw a woman pick the child up, it was kill'd by the fall.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-32-person291"> Jane Mullings
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<interp inst="t17600227-32-person291" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband and I happened to be coming up Rupert-Street on that Sunday. We saw a man playing and dancing, and singing to a child, I saw it fall out at the window.</p>
<p>Q. Was you looking up at the instant it fell from his arms?</p>
<p>J. Mullings. No, but I saw the child coming down, and the blanket in the man's arms.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600227-33-off177" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one trunk, value 6 d. one silk woman's garment called a sack, value 5 s. one silk gown, value 4 s. one quilted stuff petticoat, value 1 s. two pair of muslin ruffles, value 2 s. and one muslin apron, value 2 s. </rs> the property of
<persName id="t17600227-33-victim294" type="victimName"> Martha Savage
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<rs id="t17600227-33-cd178" type="crimeDate">February 26</rs>
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<persName id="t17600227-33-person295"> Martha Savage
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<interp inst="t17600227-33-person295" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I expected a trunk to be brought to me last Tuesday by the Gloucester coach.</p>
<p>Q. Whose property was it?</p>
<p>M. Savage. The trunk is my servant's, but the goods in it were mine.</p>
<p>Q. Name them.</p>
<p>M. Savage. There was a silk sack and petticoat, a silk gown, a quilted stuff petticoat, two pair of muslin ruffles, and a muslin apron.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know they were in the trunk?</p>
<p>M. Savage. I saw what was in it yesterday; the man that was to bring it to me came and told me it was taken out of the cart as he was bringing it from the inn, and said that the man who took it was in custody.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>M Savage. Last Tuesday night.</p>
<persName id="t17600227-33-person296"> Francis Wickham
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<interp inst="t17600227-33-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (producing a trunk.) This trunk came by the Gloucester coach, directed to a lady named Savage, in Bishopsgate Street.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Wickham. I keep the warehouse belonging to the Gloucester coach, and took the trunk into my possession, with an intent to convey it to the lady. I accordingly deliver'd it to
<persName id="t17600227-33-person297"> James Brown
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<interp inst="t17600227-33-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , for him to carry thither in his cart, with other things that were going to other parts of the town, but a messenger soon after came and told me that Brown had been rob'd of this trunk. I went directly to inquire, and found that the trunk was retaken, and the prisoner sent to the compter.</p>
<p>Q. Read the direction on the trunk.</p>
<p>Wickham. To Mrs. Savage, at Mr. George's, near the pump in Bishopsgate Street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it put into the cart?</p>
<p>Wickham. I bid Brown take care that it was not lost, being more afraid of its falling out than of its being stolen, and he put it up into the cart.</p>
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