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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160001"/>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 16th, Thursday the 17th, and Friday the 18th of APRIL,
<p>In the Thirty-third Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER IV. for the YEAR 1760. Being the Fourth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble Sir
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<p>LONDON:</p>
<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>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the City of LONDON, and at the General
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<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>N. B. The Letters. (L.) (M.) direct to the Jury by which the Prisoner was tried.</p> </div1>
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<p>129. (L.)
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<p>Q. What is he?</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was at work in unloading that ship along with five others, and in craning the bags out, some of them burst, and a great deal of coffee fell on the ground; the poor people pick'd it up, and I pick'd up some. The captain and mate stood by, and seeing my hat full, they bid me put it in my pocket, which I did; they said poor people had better take it, than let it be trod under foot.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Davis. I have known the prisoner 26 or 27 years.</p>
<p>Q. What has been his character?</p>
<p>Davis. He was reckon'd a very honest man 22 or 23 years ago; I know nothing of him since that time.</p>
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<p>Q. How long did she live with you?</p>
<p>Biker. About a fortnight, at the close of which she pretended that she had fits, and could not con tinue any longer in my service, so she went away, but said she had got a place which she approved of much better than her present one I look'd about and missed two necklaces, as mentioned in the indictment, and likewise a mourning ring, concluding she had taken them away from out of my room, for being my house-maid she had access to the place where they were put. On this I went to Mr. Fielding, who granted a warrant to search her lodgings. She lodged with her
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<interp inst="t17600416-2-person41" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, and searched the lodging of the two prisoners. We sat Eleanor on a chair, and bid her sit still while we searched about. She sat very composed at first, but when we went to the grate she altered very much, and appeared very uneasy. She went, and insisted upon sweeping up the ashes herself, but we would not let her. I looked in the grate, and took it out, and in one corner of it I found the two necklaces, and in the other corner I found the mourning ring. [Produced in court, and deposed to.] I also found a pair of gold buttons in another room, which are not laid in the indictment. I observed the mother was very uneasy when we came near where that was concealed. I found about forty different keys about the house. [He produced four which he had tried, and they opened the prosecutrix's locks where the things were taken from.] The key that opened the lock where Mrs. Biker deposed she kept her necklaces, was found with the necklaces in the grate.</p>
<p>Mrs. Biker. These four keys (taking them in her hand) will lock and unlock four of my locks.</p>
<p>Jane's Defence.</p>
<p>I never tried to open a lock in my life; my mother is innocent of the whole of this.</p>
<p>Eleanor's Defence.</p>
<p>I knew nothing of any such things being in my apartment; as to the keys, they are the keys of my tea chest, and of my drawers.</p>
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<p>132 (M.)
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<interp inst="t17600416-3-off15" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing two pair of womens stuff shoes, value 5 s. and three pair of cotton stuff pumps, value 7 s. </rs> the property of
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600416-3-defend42 t17600416-3-deflabel17"/> for about five years; I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600416-3-defend42 t17600416-3-deflabel19"/>: I discharged him about five or six weeks after Christmas, on suspicion of his robing me. Afterwards I was going by a pawnbroker's shop, in the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600416-3-off15 t17600416-3-crimeloc20"/>, in a place called Walker's Court, where I saw several pair of shoes of mine hanging in the window.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Pitman. I live in the same-parish. I went and told the pawnbroker they were all mine, and said I believed I knew the person that stole them. He asked me what name. I said,
<persName id="t17600416-3-person46"> Charles Potter
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<interp inst="t17600416-3-person46" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-3-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He said he had taken them all of him, and they were booked in that name. I went and took the prisoner up, and carried him before justice Fielding, where he confessed he had taken them wrongfully, and beg'd forgiveness. [Produced in court, and deposed to.] There were more of them, but I suppose here are enough to prove the felony.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know these to be your property?</p>
<p>Pitman. There are my marks on them, and I can swear to my man's work.</p>
<p>Q. Does he work for any body else?</p>
<p>Pitman. No, he does not.</p>
<p>Q. What is your mark?</p>
<p>Pitman There was the letter P.</p>
<p>Q. Does not the letter P. stand for his name, and a hundred names besides your's?</p>
<p>Pitman It may, but I knew my man's work, and from amongst other shoes pick'd them out, and they answered to the pawnbroker's book, as brought by him.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160004"/>Q. Did you promise him to be favourable upon confession?</p>
<p>Pitman. No, I did not.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-3-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I am a pawnbroker, and took these shoes in of the prisoner at the bar, at different times.</p>
<p>Q. When did he first begin to pawn things with you?</p>
<p>Hunt. Some years ago; these are what came lately. He brought one pair of these in January last, one in February, and three in March. When Mr. Pitman came in, he said they were his, that he suspected who stole them, and named the prisoner's name, so I said I had them of him.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What trade is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Hunt. He is a shoemaker, and has made shoes for me.</p>
<p>Q. Can you distinguish these shoes from others?</p>
<p>Hughes. I cannot, not being a shoemaker.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character?</p>
<p>Hunt. I took him to have been an honest man.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I used to make shoes for my own customers, and buy my own stuff; these were shoes that I made for myself.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-3-person48"> Edward Rogers
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<interp inst="t17600416-3-person48" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-3-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner between five and six years; he is what we call a clicker, that is, one who cuts out for the shoemakers.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Rogers. A very honest sober young man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-3-person49"> William Herbert
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<interp inst="t17600416-3-person49" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-3-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Rupert Street, and have known him betwixt four and five years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Herbert. He is a very honest man for what ever I have heard.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-3-person50"> Thomas Pollard
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<interp inst="t17600416-3-person50" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-3-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him from his birth; he was born in the house where I have lived forty years, and I never saw any thing amiss of him; he is a very honest industrious man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-3-person51"> John Collier
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<interp inst="t17600416-3-person51" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-3-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a peruke maker; I knew him four or five years before he work'd with Mr. Pitman.</p>
<p>Q. What has been his behaviour?</p>
<p>Collier. He is very honest as far as I know or have heard.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-3-person52"> John Pool
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<interp inst="t17600416-3-person52" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-3-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about three years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Pool. I always look'd upon him to be a very honest man. I am a cabinet-maker. He bought ten pounds worth of goods of me, to furnish a room, and was to pay me so much a week, which he did very honestly; it is almost paid.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>133. (M.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600416-4-off24 t17600416-4-victim55"/> </persName> did make an assault, putting him in corporal Fear and danger of his life, and violently stealing from his person one 36 s. piece, and two guineas, his property </rs>.
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<p>Charles Syms. I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17600416-4-off24 t17600416-4-crimeloc27"/>, about twelve at night, on the 7th of March, when a man came behind me and fastened my hands behind me; the prisoner put her hand in my coat breast pocket, and took out a 36 s. piece, and two guineas.</p>
<p>Q. Could you not resist her?</p>
<p>Syms. No, I could not stir, nor loosen my arms; after that, the prisoner and the man ran away, and I never saw the man afterwards; the prisoner ran forwards, and I pursued her; I struck her several blows on the head, she ran into a watchman's arms, and he secured her in the round-house.</p>
<p>Q. How far did she run before she was stop'd?</p>
<p>Syms. I believe she ran about fifty yards; the next morning she was taken before justice Fielding.</p>
<p>Q. Was she searched in the round-house?</p>
<p>Syms. Yes, but no money was found upon her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find your money again?</p>
<p>Syms. No.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say for herself?</p>
<p>Syms. She denied it both at the watch-house and before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had your money at the time they stop'd you?</p>
<p>Syms. I had, and am very sure the prisoner took it out.</p>
<p>Q. How long before had you seen your money?</p>
<p>Syms. It was not ten minutes before, that I felt it there.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been in any house after you felt it there?</p>
<p>Syms. No, I had not, neither was there anybody near me in the street, besides the prisoner and the man that held me.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the person who took your money?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160005"/>Syms. I am, I pursued her that very moment, and she was never out of my sight till taken.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether I am the girl that was taken out of a bawdy house, that was with the prosecutor?</p>
<p>Syms. She was taken in the street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner in any house?</p>
<p>Syms Yes, in that house where we had a pint of negus made; she told me it was her lodging.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you been that day?</p>
<p>Syms. I had been at Knightsbridge, with some graers that sell cattle in Smithfield, and I met her in Piccadily.</p>
<p>Q. What house was it you went into with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Syms. She said it was an acquaintance of hers, where I should be well used.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you meet with her?</p>
<p>Syms. I met with her about half an hour after eleven at night.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you in that house with her?</p>
<p>Syms. I believe I was with her about a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. What conversation past between you?</p>
<p>Syms. She wanted me to go to the place where she lived, and I went along with her.</p>
<p>Q. What happened when you were together?</p>
<p>Syms. We had a pint of wine made into a negus.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in any other company besides hers?</p>
<p>Syms. No, only the woman that brought the wine; whether she was the woman of the house, or a servant, I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any man in the house?</p>
<p>Syms. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did the other woman drink with you?</p>
<p>Syms. No, she did not. I paid her for the wine and she wanted me to give her some more money.</p>
<p>Q. What reason did she give for that?</p>
<p>Syms. She did not give me any reason for it.</p>
<p>Q. How long were you together in that house?</p>
<p>Syms. I believe not ten minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whose house it is?</p>
<p>Syms. It is an officer's house.</p>
<p>Q. In what street?</p>
<p>Syms. In Princes-Street.</p>
<p>Q. What sign?</p>
<p>Syms. There is nothing but a Bunch of Grapes at the door, I never saw the house before nor since.</p>
<p>Q. Was you drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Syms. I was sober enough to know what I was about; I can't say I was drunk.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know every thing that happened?</p>
<p>Syms. I do; I quitted the place, being afraid to say there, and left the prisoner in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect what conversation you and the prisoner had there?</p>
<p>Syms. We had no conversation at all, only to drink the wine together.</p>
<p>Q. Did she know that you had money about you?</p>
<p>Syms. She saw me take my money out of my breeches pocket, and put it into the breast pocket of my coat</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-4-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the watch house keeper; the prisoner was brought into the watch-house, and underneath where she sat I pick'd up this note [ producing a piece of paper] I believe it is a taylor's bill.</p>
<p>Q. to Syms. Look at that paper.</p>
<p>Syms. This is a bill, it was in my breast pocket with my money.</p>
<p>Q. to Brian. Was the prisoner searched?</p>
<p>Brian. She was, but no money was found upon her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-4-person57" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-4-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman, and stop'd both the prisoner and prosecutor.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was it?</p>
<p>Harper. I had just called the hour of twelve. The woman cried out, "Murder, murder, watch. murder." I went out to see what was the matter, and there was the prisoner all over gore blood bleeeing. and the man about ten yards behind her, who call'd out, "Stop thief, stop thief, she has rob'd</p>
<p>"me." I took them both to the watch house, and the prisoner was put into the hole and searched, but nothing was found upon her but three half pence. Then we took a lanthorn, and look'd about backwards and forwards as the man directed, to see if she had drop'd any money, but we found none; we only found his cane, a key, and her hat.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-4-person58"> Robert Johnson
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<interp inst="t17600416-4-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was constable of the night, and searched the prisoner very strictly, even to her shift, but found nothing upon her besides three half-pence.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say for herself?</p>
<p>Johnson. She all along disowned having rob'd the man.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I came out of my uncle and aunt's house with a country woman of mine, who was going home to Scotland, in two days afterwards; they bid me go and see her a little way towards her home; when we were in Shug Lane, she ask'd me if I would drink with her, so we went into a house, I believe it was the Crown alehouse; this was at ten at night. We drank together some time, when
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160006"/> we parted, I do not know what o'clock it was. As I was making my way home, this man was behind me; he struck me first on one shoulder with his stick, and then on the other. I said, Sir, what is that for, and went to go away. Then he hit me over the head, and knock'd me down. The watch-house keeper, constable, and watchman, saw me all over bloody. The watchman assisted me, and I charged him with the man. I never saw him in my life till after he knock'd me down. I never was in a publick house with him.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
<p>Mr. Ramsay. I have known the prisoner above a year, that is, ever since she came to London.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Ramsay. I am a Taylor.</p>
<p>Q. What country woman is she?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-4-person59"> Ramsay She
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<p>Q. What is her character?</p>
<p>Ramsay. I have trusted her in a room where were noblemens and gentlemens cloaths of great value very often; she never wrong'd me of a pen ny. I know her friends in Scotland.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-4-person60" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . I have known her about eight months. She has serv'd my wife, in doing her washing, and cleaning about among my small family, now and then upon occasion; she has had an opportunity of taking things, but to my knowledge she never wrong'd me of a farthing; I have a good opinion of her.</p>
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<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you get your handkerchiefs again?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. They were pick'd up by a person that is here, and brought to me (produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say for himself?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. He said he never was in my shop, and he said the same before the magistrate.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. It was the night before the fast day. between seven and eight o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a dress was the other man in, that came in along with the prisoner?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. He was in a whitish coat; I never saw him before to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain they both came in together, or as customers dropping in one after another?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. They did come in together.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body in your shop besides you, when they came in?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. There was only my mother and I.</p>
<p>Q. Did the two men come in as friends?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. They did.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. Because one said to the other, they will not do; and the other said they were for a sailor, and would do.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain the prisoner is the man that took the piece?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. I am; I had hung them on a line in the window, and he took them away. I had my eye upon him all the time.</p>
<p>Q. Was the other man ever taken?</p>
<p>A. Bayne. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-5-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Broad Street. I was going down the street that evening between seven and eight o'clock, and at the end of Winchester-Street I heard the cry of stop thief. I saw the prisoner at the bar running, and I saw him fall down; this was about four or five hundred yards from the prosecutrix's house. I was on the other side of the way. I crossed the way and laid hold of him.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160007"/>Q. Had he any thing in his hand?</p>
<p>Jackson. No, not as I could see; he was in a great deal of confusion, and I saw him hustling something towards the ground. He said, it is not me. it is a man in a white coat over the way, there he runs (pointing with his finger.) I looked, but saw no such person. He said, for God's sake, don't swear against me, don't use me ill, and did not offer to get away; but we were then about ten yards from the place where he fell. The prosecutrix came up and said, if he is the man that took the handkerchiefs, he has a leather apron on; a light was brought, and he had a leather apron on. She look'd at him, and said positively he was the man. When we brought him back to the place where he fell, there lay the piece of handkerchiefs; there was another person that laid hold of him rather sooner than I.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make any resistance?</p>
<p>Jackson. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Mr. Myer. As I was coming up from Old Bethkhem, between seven and eight that evening, I heard the cry stop thief. I ran directly cross the street, and just as I got to the prisoner, he fell down.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner running?</p>
<p>Myer. Yes, he ran as fast as he could. He got up again directly, and I laid hold of him, so did Mr. Jackson. He said he was not the man, it was a man in a white coat, but I saw no such man: He was got some yards from the place where he fell. Another gentleman came and took hold of him, and I left him. We walked back again, and when we came to the place where he fell, Mr. Smith took up the piece of handkerchiefs.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-5-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the cry stop thief; I went up to the people, and about four or five yards from where the prisoner then was, I pick'd up the piece of handkerchiefs.</p>
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<persName id="t17600416-5-person68"> Margaret Thomas
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<interp inst="t17600416-5-person68" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went into the prosecutrix's stop with another woman, to buy some lacing, where was the prisoner and another man. We were served and went out. I thought they looked as if they were going to rob the gentlewoman, so we staid at the outside of the door. The prisoner was standing within the door, with the door part open, and seemed to keep the door from shutting. I saw him take the piece of handkerchiefs, and run away with them; he snatched them from off a line. (She looks at them.) These are the same. The gentlewoman came out, and said. stop thief and we did the same. We staid there till the prisoner was taken.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Are you not mistaken; was it the prisoner that took the handkerchiefs?</p>
<p>M. Thomas. I am not mistaken; it was he.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>M. Thomas. He had on a blue surtout coat, and the other a white one.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have only to say, that I am innocent of the fact alledged against me.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t17600416-5-person69"> Robert Dowdle
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<interp inst="t17600416-5-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in a little house belonging to Gresham College.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Dowdle. I am a shoemaker.</p>
<p>Q. How far do you live from the prosecutrix's house?</p>
<p>Dowdle. About forty yards distance. I was standing at my door, and saw two men run by, one was a little before the other; the prisoner at the bar was the last of them.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a man was the other?</p>
<p>Dowdle. I could not discern him. I saw he had a whitish coat on; it was not white, it was a colour that could not be discerned in the dark.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any thing in his hand?</p>
<p>Dowdle. There was something of a parcel under his arm, but I could not discover what it was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing drop from him?</p>
<p>Dowdle No; I ran after the last. As we were coming back, Mr. Smith kick'd the handkerchiefs out of the gutter. The prisoner at the bar call'd out, stop thief.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Dowdle. No; I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Q. Did they both run on the same side of the way?</p>
<p>Dowdle. They did; they went by very swist.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-5-person70" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live over Mr. Dowdle's head, in the same house.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>E. Harding. I am a married woman.</p>
<p>Q. What is your husband?</p>
<p>E. Harding. He is a gentleman's clerk, I saw the prisoner go by my door.</p>
<p>
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<p>E. Harding. I hearing a noise in the street, opened the window, and saw him, but he had no bundle, and seemed to be very fuddled.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any other person running?</p>
<p>E. Harding. I did; one ran before him.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a bundle?</p>
<p>E. Harding. I did not see that he had. My husband came home very ill, so he lay down, and I saw no more of them</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-5-person71"> E. Harding No
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<p>Q Might he have had a bundle, of the quantity of five handkerchiefs, and you not discern it?</p>
<p>E. Harding. His arms were very close to his sides when he pass by. I really think he had no bundle at all.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-5-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner betwixt eight and nine years.</p>
<p>Q What is he?</p>
<p>Stoaks. He is a shoemaker.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Stoaks. That of a hard working honest man; he followed his trade, and kept men at work.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-5-person73" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-5-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about two years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Newton. He is an honest hard-working man; he made me the shoes I have got on.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-5-person74"> Charles Clark
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<interp inst="t17600416-5-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in George Yard, Whitechapel, and have known the prisoner about two years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Clark. I know no harm of him: I always took him to be an honest hard-working man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-6-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a gang's porter at Dicekey We had been weighing some sugar for Mr. Grote in the buildings, and laid them down in
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<p>Q. Whose property was the sugar?</p>
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<p>I did not get the sugar out of the hogshead but of the ground, as it lay scattered about.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-7-person84" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar brought me part of this plate to sell, producing a silver salt, pepper castor, tea tongs, and sugar castor. I asked him now he came by them, and he said they were his own.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>M. Mascalier. I keep a Silversmith's shop in Cavendish Street. I told him I would not bay them, and after I had asked him a few questions he told me they were his master's property, and that his master had sent him with them to sell. I said I should stop them. all he brought somebody to give account how he came by them. He said he would not stir out of the shop without them, and then with much ado I inticed him to go with me to justice Cox's. He had a bundle about him. The justice ordered it to be searched, when we found a tea chest with the rest of the plate in his pocket, the whole of which is laid in the indictment. Then the prisoner said he took them from his master on board a ship, I forget the name of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-7-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present at the time the prisoner was before justice Cox. Mrs. Mascalier bought him and said he had offer'd her some plate to sell, which she thought could not belong to him She beg'd the justice would examine him, and the justice ordering his bundle to be look'd into there was the tea chest and a bundle of cloaths, and in the pockets were some of the plate. The prisoner at last confessed he had taken it out of a cabbin on board a ship, and made his escape with it, and that he was an apprentice to the captain, and had served near twelve months of his time. He own'd he had offered part of the plate to the gentlewoman.</p>
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<p>"for when I went down stairs this morning I</p>
<p>"found the street door a-jar, and all the drawers</p>
<p>"in the buroe in the parlour open and empty;</p>
<p>"for God's sake get up, for I am afraid to go</p>
<p>"down into the kitchen." I said, in a surprise, good God! I am astonished. In the interim I believe the maid servant came into my room. I slip'd on my breeches and slippers, and went down stairs. I saw the entry door and another door both open. I went into the fore parlour, and all the drawers there were open, except one in the chest of drawers, three out of the four were open; there is an escritore and chest of drawers. I immediately went down into the kitchen along with the prisoner, and by that time the maid was come down stairs; there I saw a trunk that belongs to my maid turn'd on the side, with all her things scattered round it, and it was perfectly empty.</p>
<p>Q. What servants had you?</p>
<p>Smith. Only a maid servant and the prisoner. As there was but little light in the kitchen. I desired the window might be opened, and I immediately perceived the glass part of the window was not shut at all; there is no outside shutter. only a wooden shutter in the inside, and a bar; the window frame was put back, and in the area I saw a considerable number of chips, and as I was above the area I could cast my eye all over it: I saw the groves of the shutter had been cut away, and chip'd to the length of about three feet and a half, and the bar that goes across the window had some scratches on the middle of it, which seem'd to be done by attempting to raise it out of the groove that it was in. Then I went upstairs into the back parlour, and beginning to find myself cold, I said, William, give me my coat and waistcoat to put on. He went into my back parlour, where he usually laid my cloaths after he had given me my old coat to put on, and said, "Sir, there is no</p>
<p>"coat here, for they have taken your coat and</p>
<p>"waistcoat that you had on last night." I saw my case of instruments, plaister case, and papers lying on the table. I desired him to go up into a room, and fetch me a coat from thence, saying, he would find an olive-colour coat there; it is a room joining to the room where I lie. He went upstairs, came down again, and said,</p>
<p>"Sir, there is no coat</p>
<p>"there, they may have been up in that room too,</p>
<p>"for they have not left a coat there, nor nothing</p>
<p>"like it." When he was gone upstairs, I went to look about the fore parlour, and in the desk part of the buroe, I saw there had been an attempt made to open that; but I imagined it had not been open'd, because I saw part of a key was broke in the lock. I put my hand to the lid, and could not pull it up. I had the key in my pocket, and opened the glass part of it, to see if some papers of considerable value there were safe, belonging to a gentleman that is gone to Germany, and I found them all safe. Had they been gone, it must inevitably have been my ruin. There were two pieces of key broke in the opening part of the escritore; two drawers were constantly kept unlocked, one having my shirts in it, which the maid servant had the care of, and the other my silk and other stockings and handkerchiefs, which the prisoner had the care of; the upper part had not been opened at all. I found my silk stockings, handkerchiefs, and several shirts were gone. After this, he telling me there was never a coat for me, I desired he would go to Mr. Langford, the auctioneer, and desire his son to lend me a coat and waistcoat. He came back
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160010"/> again, and told me he was not at home. Then I went to the Rainbow coffee-house, and he came in. I told him the case. He said, have you any reason to suspect your servants? I said, no, neither my maid nor my man. I had a good character with my man.</p>
<p>Q. How long had he lived with you?</p>
<p>Smith. He had lived with me about three months. I desired the prisoner not to mention any thing of this robbery till I returned from Mr. Fielding's, and to look about while I was gone, to see what more was missing. I went to Mr. Fielding, and told him what had happened. He desired me to ask many questions of each of my servants. I told him I had no reason to suspect either of them, but if he pleased they should both come to him, that he might take their depositions, relating to the condition they found the house in when they got up.</p>
<p>Q. How long has your maid lived with you?</p>
<p>Smith. She has lived with me about two years. Mr. Fielding took down the account I gave him; I sent for my two servants, I do not now recollect which of them I sent for first, but they both made their depositions in the same manner they had related it to me; both sign'd and swore to it. I went home, after I had heard what each of them said, much better satisfied of their honestly than before. Then I sat down and made an inventory of the things that I had lost, by asking my man after such and such things, and as he said they were missing I put them down as lost. Then I sent it to Mr. Fielding's, to be inserted in the Public Advertiser the next day; and as he had mentioned some Jews that buy wearing apparel that are stolen, I desired that he'd send out people to search after the things, and that I would grudge no expence. They were inserted in the Wednesday's paper following, and I ordered hand bills also to be delivered about. I was obliged to send for my taylor, to make me another suit of cloaths, having appeared about town in a borrowed coat and waistcoat, which cloaths came home in the evening on the 1st of April. While I was dressing myself on the Wednesday, which was the 2d. I said, William, as the cloaths I am going to put on are not mourning, I think I have a pair of crystal buttons set in silver somewhere in the buroe; the silver must be a good deal tarnished, let them be brushed. Yes, Sir, said he, I will do it. It immediately occur'd to my remembrance that I had a pair of gold buttons. I removed all my papers in the esoritore to look for them, and finding they were gone, I said to the prisoner, I am surprised to think what the people will do with the gold buttons, whoever they are, for they are so very remarkable, that let me see them wherever I will, I shall know them, and there is a scratch on one of the stones. Sir, said he, perhaps they may wear them themselves. I turned myself round to the fire, and put on my stockings. The prisoner then brought up my silver buttons, and laid them down. I ordered him to go into the back parlour and fill the cistern with water. Sir, said he, I believe there is water enough in it. I said I had used it the day before. He went and brought up water, and in about five minutes after I went to wash my hands; the cistern was about equal with my face. As I was stooping, I saw my gold buttons lying on the pedestal, by the side of the cistern.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you put them last?</p>
<p>Smith. I had put them, with my knee and stock buckles, in a drawer, the morning before I was rob'd. I was greatly surprised at seeing them on the pedestal, and was not only satisfied with seeing them, but I took one of them in my hand and laid it down again. I thought to myself, if I remove them, I shall not be nearer a discovery than now, but if I leave them and take no notice of them, and find them removed when I come home, I may challenge either one or both of my servants with this robbery. I went out to dinner and return'd in the evening about six, but being obliged to go out immediately, I did not go to look for the buttons; but about eight in the evening I return'd, with a gentleman with me, and the prisoner lighted us into the fore parlour; he seem'd to want not to leave me. I desired him to set the candle down, and said I would light myself. I took up the candle, and said now I think I can make some discovery. I went to the cistern, and when I was looking there, the prisoner came into the room, and made an excuse about his not bringing water. I could not see the buttons, and not knowing but that somebody might have been in that room, and put the cistern over them. I took it up and look'd under it, but there were no buttons there.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Smith. This was the same Wednesday at night; then I sat down to consider what to do, after which we went to justice Fielding, and I told him the circumstance as it occur'd to me. He said, I had done extreamly right. I asked his advice what I should do, and he said, the best thing is to take this gentleman home with you, and call up your man first, and tell him what you saw in the morning on the pedestal, and that at your return you found they were taken away; then call up your maid servant, and if neither of them own any thing of it, have warrants and take them both up. I went
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160011"/> to the coffee-house to consider of it. I thought probably they might be arm'd with an excuse for removing them, so I concluded not to do as Mr. Fielding's had desired me, but wait the event for another day. I went out to the Temple, came home about four in the morning, went into my house in the same manner as usual, and asked if any body had been there. Every thing appear'd to be well. Upon my saying, William, when did you hear the watchman, has he been his hour? Sir, said he, he may have been his hour, but I have been asleep, and seemed confused. Is there any fire says I; he said, yes there is; said I, let my bed be warm'd. I went out to look for the watchman, and came in and went to bed, and the gentleman along with me, desiring the prisoner to call me about eight in the morning. I got up about half an hour after eight, went into the kitchen, then up to the gentleman and said, I am going up into William's room, knowing he was engaged below, and the maid also. I went up and tried to open a trunk box which he had there; on his bed lay ( I think) the same coat he has on now, and I am very sure the same waistcoat he has on; in the pocket of his waistcoat I found something wrap'd up in a paper, in which was the bowl part of a spoon and the handle of the same; they were very black. I had lost a silver table spoon with a crest (a lion rampant on it.) I found this to be the same, and it seem'd as if an attempt had been made to molt the handle. I went down to the gentleman, who was in bed, and desired he would come up with me. I shew'd him the pieces, and then put them in the pocket as before. In the window I found the handle part of a key, and it immediately occur'd to me, that this might be part of the key that was broke in my buroe; then we went down to breakfast.</p>
<p>Q. Who is that gentleman?</p>
<p>Smith. His name is Sadler, he is now at Hertford; he has lately broke his leg in Hide-park. I desired myself; and staid at home about half an hour, then bid them take care for dinner for themselves, for I should not dine at home, being going to Carey-Street to bleed a lady. I went out, but instead of going there, I went to justice Fielding and got a warrant. I returned in about three quarters of an hour, and then I brought a constable with me; I placed him in the parlour, and asked the maid where William was, saying, I wanted to send him out with a letter. She said he was gone out, and had told her he was going to his washerwoman. I waited in the parlour with the constable about two hours, when he return'd, which was about half an hour after three. I opened the door to him, got him into the back room, and shut the door, saying, William, I can't help being much surprised at your behaviour, and much more at your being guilty of this thing, but, Mr. Saunders, there is your prisoner. The constable took him in custody, and I charged him with the robbery. He for some time was greatly confused, and indeed I was a good deal affected with it, and immediately left him in the care of the constable. He for the space of five or six minutes did not speak, and then said he did not do it; this I think was to the constable. Being in the next room. and the door open, I heard the constable say, Pray, William, where is the silver spoon that your master saw to day in your pocket, and the gold buttons that lay on the pedestal of the cistern yesterday. The prisoner said he had no silver spoon in his pocket, and that he knew nothing of the buttons, but still he was a great deal confused. I said to him, William, there is sufficient proof against you in this affair, you must be concern'd beyond all doubt, and if there is any body concern'd with you in it, you will do right to give an account, but do not think of charging any body wrongfully, for the consequence of that will be worse than your own suffering. I asked him once or twice to discover the affair, but he denied it. At last he desired me to go into another room, and he would tell me where my things were. I went with him into the next room, and there he desired me not to let him go before justice Fielding, and that I would be merciful to him. I said it was very far from me to do any body harm, but was obliged to do this for the sake of the publick, yet after I had done it, if I could be of any service to him I would. At that time it appear'd to me there must be somebody concern'd with him. He said it was the first thing of the kind he ever had done. I asked him what could induce him to do it, and his answer was, he believed the d - I put it into his head, with many other such speeches. He said, if I would not let him go before justice Fielding, he would tell me where all my things were. I told him it would answer no purpose to him to keep any of the things from me. He told me that many of the things were at a place where he had private lodgings, out of my house. He went with me, Mr. Saunders, and another of Mr. Fielding's men, to the lodging, which was somewhere near the Seven-Dials, but I do not know the name of the street; it was a fore room up two pair of stairs,
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<interp inst="t17600416-8-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought these coats, waistcoats and breeches, to me ( producing them) and offer'd them for sale; and I bought them of him.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Campion. I am a salesman; and buy and sell old cloaths.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are my property.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence, but beg'd mercy of the court</p>
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<p>Q. What part of the house is this room in?</p>
<p>Thomas. It is up one pair of stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you pull your cloaths off?</p>
<p>Thomas. I pull'd all off but my breeches, stockings and shirt.</p>
<p>Q. Had you shut your door, are you sure?</p>
<p>Thomas. I had, but it went with a spring lock with a knob on the inside and out, to open it.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Thomas. I keep a shop and sell sacks and hemp. I was awake when the door open'd, and saw the prisoner at the bar come in and take up my shoes, and take out my buckles I jump'd out of bed assoon as possible, and she had just quitted the room. I call'd out Thief, I am rob'd of my buckles. She was then on the landing place.
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<interp inst="t17600416-10-person101" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> met her there, but she got by her and ran about a hundred yards in the street, and was taken and brought back. I observ'd that after my maid met her on the landing place she open'd the door again, and clap'd the buckles down on a chair in the inside of the room.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say for herself, upon being charged with taking the buckles?</p>
<p>Thomas. She owned she was in the room; her words were, she did not go to do it, but would not own she took them, and beg'd I would not carry her to prison.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Thomas. I never saw her before to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether he did not tell the justice that he thought I was his sister come into the room?</p>
<p>Thomas. No, I did not say so.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-10-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a servant to the prosecutor. I was going up stairs after my master was laid down, and saw the prisoner at the bar coming out of his room with his silver buckles in her hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear your master call out stop thief?</p>
<p>M. Evans. No, I did not: I was going up on another occasion, and she was shutting the door. When she saw me she push'd back the door, and put the buckles out of her hand, and said to me, do not be frighten'd, my dear, I shall not hurt you. I was so much frighten'd that I did not take hold of her. She said, I only want Mrs. Smith, a mantuamaker.</p>
<p>Q. Did such a person live in your house?</p>
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<p>Q. from prisoner. When I said I wanted Mrs. Smith, a mantuamaker, whether or no you did not bid me go down and inquire of your mistress?</p>
<p>M. Evans. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did live in Steward's Rents, Drury Lane, and at that time a woman lived by me, named Smith, a mantuamaker, who told me she lived in Cannon Street, Ratcliff-Highway; she had a gown to mend of mine. I going to live that way myself, went and inquired for her After I had been there, and found nobody in the room, I was coming down again, and after I was down I asked the gentlewoman after this mantuamaker; but she could not inform me of the house she lived at Then I went about in the neighbourhood inquiring for her, but could not find her. About five or ten minutes after that woman came and laid hold of my arm, pull'd and haul'd me about, and desired me to come back. I said I had done no wrong, and went with her.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<p>Q. What was she loaded with?</p>
<p>Read. Sugar, rum, ginger, pimento, and other goods.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity of pimento did you lose?</p>
<p>Read. I lost two or three hundred weight.</p>
<p>Q. In what space of time did you lose it?</p>
<p>Read. They were about ten days in unloading her; it was in that time some of the bags were broken, and the pimento got out: I employed
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<p>Q. What reason have you to suspect the prisoners?</p>
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<persName id="t17600416-12-person116"> Read My
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<p>Q. Is your mate here?</p>
<p>Read. No, he is not; he is gone to sea.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. When were these workmen discharged from the ship?</p>
<p>Read. The 3d of March was the last time they were on board.</p>
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<persName id="t17600416-12-person118"> William Stent
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<interp inst="t17600416-12-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was employed to mend any of the bags on board that were broken, that is, ginger and pimento bags. On Saturday the 1st of March Mr. Read sent orders on board for the ship to be got over betwixt Gun Dock and Wapping Old Stairs; she did lie next stairs to Execution Dock. On the Monday we moored her, made her cables fast, and went on shore to dinner. Between three and four in the afternoon the mate came, and said we must not stay long, for the lumpers were gone on board, to get out the staves, and clear the ship. I went immediately into the dock yard. Coming down to the water side, the people on board the ship called out to me, and said, they have been robbing your ship. I ran down to the further part of the dock, and saw the two prisoners at the bar in a boat, and Mr. Milemay in the boat rowing them, with a bag of pimento under their legs.</p>
<p>Q. What is Milemay?</p>
<p>Stent. He is a waterman. I ran out of the dock-yard and call'd the mate, and said there were two of the lumpers coming on shore with a bag. We went into a little alley close to the dock, and seized the two prisoners as they were going into a house with it.</p>
<p>Q. Which of them had got the bag?</p>
<p>Stent. It was in Mr. Mackensey's hands.</p>
<p>Q. Were they both in company?</p>
<p>Stent. They were. Mackensey told us if we offered to take the bag from them, they would swear a robbery against us, and transport us, and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160014"/> said that bag did not come out of the ship; this they both told us, and said we should not have it. The mae sent me to call a constable to our assistance. Coming back again I met a custom house officer, whom I desired to come and seize the bag, which he did, and carried it to the custom-house.</p>
<p>Q. Where is he?</p>
<p>Stent. He is not here. Here is the bag and pimento. (Producing it.) I know this bag well, it having been cut at one corner, and I mended it when the pimento was in it.</p>
<p>Q. What is pimento?</p>
<p>Stent. It is what they call all-spice.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them come out of your ship?</p>
<p>Stent. No.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen them on board the ship that day?</p>
<p>Stent. I cannot say that I saw them on board that day.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you seen the pimento on board your ship before that time?</p>
<p>Stent. I saw it on the Saturday before.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of it?</p>
<p>Stent. That I do not know.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the prisoners leave the ship on that Saturday?</p>
<p>Stent. It might be about dinner time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them on board that Saturday?</p>
<p>Stent. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that they were on board that ship any day after Saturday?</p>
<p>Stent. Of my own knowledge I do not.</p>
<p>Q. How many whole bags were there on board the ship?</p>
<p>Stent There were but three whole bags. When I came on board I took and fill'd up two more, to make up five, which were the number reported of the ship; they had discharged some bags before I came on board, so that all the found ones were carried on shore but three, and some bags I mended, and some of the pimento I put in other bags.</p>
<p>Q. How many might you mend?</p>
<p>Stent. I might mend a hundred, but can't tell justly; there was another man came one day in order to help me to mend them.</p>
<p>Q. How many bags had pimento in them that you mended?</p>
<p>Stent There was never a pimento bag mended but this; there was little or no waste, nothing left but dust and rubbish, about a peck of it.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Granby. I am a rigger. I saw a parcel of men hand a thing like a bag over that ship into a boat, but I did not see the boat, it was under the stern of the ship.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Granby. About one or two o'clock.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember what happened on the 3d of March?</p>
<p>Milemay. I never was there at all.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know about rowing the two prisoners in a boat?</p>
<p>Milemay. I know nothing about it.</p>
<p>Q. to Stent. Are you sure you saw the two prisoners in a boat with Milemay?</p>
<p>Stent. I am.</p>
<p>Q. to Milemay. Did you not bring some people in a boat with a bag?</p>
<p>Milemay. No, I did not; I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Q. to Stent. To what dock did you see this evidence row them?</p>
<p>Stent. To Gun dock.</p>
<p>Q. to Milemay. Was you not there at the time this witness mentions?</p>
<p>Milemay. I never was at the place.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you that day?</p>
<p>Milemay. I never overhaul my master's goods, or I could tell where I was that day; I might be plying a sculler.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in the vessel belonging to the prosecutor?</p>
<p>Milemay. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Gun dock?</p>
<p>Milemay. I do; I ply at the stairs near there, but was not at the place he mentions, and know nothing of the matter.</p>
<p>Q. to Stent. Are you sure this witness is the man you saw rowing in that boat you mention?</p>
<p>Stent. He is the man, on I am not standing here.</p>
<p>Q. Are you to have any reward for giving your evidence?</p>
<p>Stent. No, I am not; I do not expect any.</p>
<p>Q. Are you to be paid for your trouble?</p>
<p>Stent. I do not know that any body is to pay me.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it that you saw them in a boat?</p>
<p>Stent. About two or three o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. How far was you from the boat?</p>
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<p>Q. May you not be mistaken?</p>
<p>Stent. No, I could not; I have seen him a thousand times, and knew his father before him: He look'd me full in the face at the time, and I at him; I am sure I can't be mistaken.</p>
<p>Q. to Milemay. Was you, or was you not there?</p>
<p>Milemay. I never was at the place. I am a weekly servant, and when I have nothing to do I ply a sculler; I do not know where I was that day.</p>
<p>Q. Who is your master?</p>
<p>Milemay. His name is Cambden, a sugar baker.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you work'd for him?</p>
<p>Milemay. About four years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see this evidence at all?</p>
<p>Milemay. I have seen him go along shore.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the two prisoners?</p>
<p>Milemay. I have known them about two or three months, they are lumpers; I have carried fares to that ship, and have carried the captain there; she lay just by our stairs.</p>
<p>Q. to Stent. Who took the bag away from the prisoners?</p>
<p>Stent. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was Milemay there then?</p>
<p>Stent. No, he was gone.</p>
<p>Mackensey's Defence.</p>
<p>I was not on board that ship for three days before that.</p>
<p>Hawley's Defence.</p>
<p>I have no more to say than what he has said.</p>
<p>For the Prisoners.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you on board on the 3d of March?</p>
<p>Brian. I was, in getting some staves out.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you in getting them out?</p>
<p>Brian. About an hour; she was clear'd three days before that.</p>
<p>Q. By what particular do you know it was the 3d of March?</p>
<p>Brian. I can't mention any particular thing.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was it?</p>
<p>Brian. It was on a Monday.</p>
<p>Q. At what hour did you go on board that day?</p>
<p>Brian. I believe I went on hoard between one and two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Were the two prisoners on board that day?</p>
<p>Brian. No, they were not.</p>
<p>Q. How many were there of you?</p>
<p>Brian. There were five, and no soul in the world besides.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Brian. I do, and saw him hand two bags out of that ship one day.</p>
<p>Q. What day?</p>
<p>Brian. I do not know the day.</p>
<p>Q. Who were the five that were on board that day?</p>
<p>Brian. There were
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<p>Q. Did you see any bag of pimento on board?</p>
<p>Brian. No, I did not; I did not think there was such a thing in the ship.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-12-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> This bag of pimento I greatly suppose they had hid under the staves, for there was one bag missing; there were several hundreds of staves lay in the hold.</p>
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<p>Q. Were the prisoners, or either of them, on board that day?</p>
<p>Reynolds. No, they were not.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard what Brian swore?</p>
<p>Reynolds. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Is it true or false?</p>
<p>Reynolds. It is verily true.</p>
<p>Q. When was that ship clear'd?</p>
<p>Reynolds. She was clear'd of every thing but the staves on the first of March, and I went to wash the upper deck the day after this affair, being the 4th of March.</p>
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<p>Q. Were either of the prisoners on board on the 3d of March?</p>
<p>Roberts. No.</p>
<p>Q. Whether or no a bag of pimento was handed out of the ship that day?</p>
<p>Roberts. There was no bag taken from on board that ship that day; she was clear'd on the Friday or Saturday before</p>
<p>Mr. Oliver. I have known
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160016"/>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Bride. He has a very good one; he fail'd in a ship where I was mate several voyages, and behaved himself very well.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known any thing of him lately?</p>
<p>Bride. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since he and you fail'd together?</p>
<p>Bride. It is about two years ago.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Bride. I live in his neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. What character does he bear in the neighbourhood?</p>
<p>Bride. I have not been always at home, but hear nothing of him but what is very good; I have seen him amongst some of the lumpers, and believe he is a lumper.</p>
<p>Mr. Somes. I am a waterman and lighterman, I lived in Mackensey's neighbourhood twenty years, and have known him above fourteen.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Somes. I never heard any thing ill of him before this; he always took pains to live</p>
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<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Henry. I never knew any thing bad of his character; I have been master of a vessel seven years, he has sail'd with me about twelve or thirteen months and behaved well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-12-person132" type="given" value="Gilbert"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-12-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the neighbourhood, and have known Mackensey about twenty years. I sail'd with him two or three years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him often?</p>
<p>Johnson. I have seen him every week; I never heard any body give him a bad character</p>
<p>
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<p>Serjeant Miller. I have known Hawley about seven years; he is a soldier, and was abroad with us in Flanders; I never knew any ill of him, so much as wronging any body of a hafpenny; I look upon him to be an honest man.</p>
<p>Q. What regiment does he belong to?</p>
<p>Miller. To the third regiment of foot guards, my lord Rowthy's own company</p>
<p>George Fishborn. I have known Hawley about four years; his character is extreamly good, I never heard to the contrary till now.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see the prisoners there?</p>
<p>Waldgrave. They were all three there.</p>
<p>Q How long before had you seen these things house?</p>
<p>Waldgrave. I saw them all in our back place that morning about ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What did they say for themselves before the justice?</p>
<p>Waldgrave. They said nothing to me, nor I to them</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear them say any thing there?</p>
<p>Waldgrave. There were abundance of things besides mine that they were charged with.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
<p>Sherriden. His name is Scruby. He told me he saw one of the women, that is,
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<interp inst="t17600416-13-person143" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , take a pot off the shelf. The prisoners were all three together. The woman of the house asked the prisoner what she had taken the pot off the shelf for. The prisoner said, Lord! madam.
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<p>Q. Did any of the others seem to have the care of it?</p>
<p>Sherriden. When I first saw it,
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<p>Gates's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was out of the publick room; I know nothing of the taking the things.</p>
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<p>I had been to my brother's; he is a salesman in Smithfield Market. When we came into Piccadilly, one Mrs. Edwards gave us these things, and desired I would carry them to Knightsbridge, saying, she would call for them on the morrow morning, and that she was going to keep a publick house at Hammersmith. I sent for her since, and she is run away. I went round to go to Paddington, and I was stop'd at Marybone.</p>
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<p>I have nothing more to say than what my sister has said.</p>
<p>For Gates.</p>
<p>Mr. Simonds. I have known Gates eight or nine years; he has worked with me almost five years, on and off.</p>
<p>Q. What is his business?</p>
<p>Simonds. He is a farrier; I live at Knightsbridge.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Simonds. I know nothing to the contrary, but that he always behaved very honestly.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Spinage. It is very good for what I know. He has been in my house many a time, and I have trusted him with things of considerable value; he is an industrious man.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Spinage. I live at Knightsbridge. I never heard any body insinuate but that he was strictly honest.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Barnham. It is good for what I know: He has done a great deal of work in my house, and I have trusted him with a great deal both in my house and without. I always thought him to be a very honest man.</p>
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<p>(M.) They were a second time indicted for
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know either of the prisoners before?</p>
<p>Hughes.
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<p>Hughes. I am sure they were Two men had had some beef steaks or mutton chops on them the very day they were all three at my house. Mr. Sherriden had searched their room at Knightsbridge, and there he found the quart pot. (The goods produced, and deposed to.) He had been there before I went to the justice's.
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<p>Q. Who directed you to Gates's lodgings?</p>
<p>Sherriden.
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<p>[There was another indictment against them for a crime of the same nature.</p>
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<p>Q. How long did you live there?</p>
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<p>Q. What were the things you left at Mrs. Turner's?</p>
<p>E. Trotter. There were in my box there one linen shift, one pair of white cotton stockings, one pair of laced ruffles, three linen caps, one white linen handkerchief, one cotton stomacher, a diaper napkin, and a great many things that are not in the indictment. I was at Mrs. Turner's on the first or second of March, and to the best of my knowledge they were all safe then; I return'd to Hampstead, after staying there one night, and came to town again on the 12th of March, about seven in the evening; Mrs. Turner was not then in her lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>E. Trotter. Yes; she is a relation or an acquaintance of a fellow servant of mine at Mr. Pelham's.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see her on the 12th of March?</p>
<p>E. Trotter. She was a lodger in the same room where my box stood; she came up stairs and open'd the door of the room, took a candle out of the closet, and went down stairs and lighted it; then I saw my box was standing open.</p>
<p>Q. Had you lock'd it when you saw it last before that?</p>
<p>E. Trotter. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was the box broke open, or was it open'd by a false key?</p>
<p>E. Trotter. The nails were drawn, and I missed all the things mention'd in the indictment out of the box. I went to 'squire Ingrim's, where there was a person who said she had a strong suspicion of Abigail, and said she would go with me and talk to her, to see if we could get her to own it. We went the next morning, call'd her out and told her, we suspected her to be the person who had taken the things, but she protested she knew nothing of them. The maid of the house was taken up, and carried before justice Wright, on the 12th of March; the prisoner went along with me to get the warrant, but there was nothing proved against her, and she was discharged.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any of your goods again?</p>
<p>E. Trotter. Yes, we did, at Mr. Powell's a pawn broker ( a parcel of goods produced in court.) These are my property, and what I left in my box when I went out on the first or second of March.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to find the things out?</p>
<p>Trotter. One
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<p>Q. What did the prisoner-say for herself, when she was taken up?</p>
<p>Trotter. She then said she took the things out of my box.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she say this?</p>
<p>Trotter. This was before she was carried before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say then how and when she took them?</p>
<p>Trotter. She said she took them out of my box on the first of March, when I went out, and left it open.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go out and leave it open?</p>
<p>Trotter. I do not remember my going out then and leaving it open.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say before the justice?</p>
<p>Trotter. There she own'd she had taken them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-14-person168" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodged in May Fair, and the prisoner came to lodge there after I was gone; I went into service on the fourteenth of February, and left in the lodging a flower'd cotton gown, two yards of linen cloth, and a white linen apron.</p>
<p>Q. Were they lock'd up?</p>
<p>E. Turner. I left them in the closet loose.</p>
<p>Q. Was the closet lock'd up?</p>
<p>E. Turner. No; there came a woman that had been my fellow servant at Mr. Pelham's, and I thought they were as safe in her care as my own custody.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>E. Turner. I missed them on the thirteenth of March.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen them last before?</p>
<p>E. Turner. I am sure they were safe the Saturday before, for then I was in the lodgings and examined them.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suspect the prisoner</p>
<p>E. Turner. I heard of a few trifling things she had done, and went to her to try if she would confess any thing, but she would not; I went to her a second time, and she would not then. There was
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<p>Mr. Powell. Humphrys pawn'd these things with me in her own name.</p>
<p>Q. Where is
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<p>Powell. She is a prisoner in Newgate, but the bill against her is thrown out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-14-person174" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Some time in March, about the beginning, the prisoner at the bar gave me some things to pawn, I cannot justly say what they were.</p>
<p>Q. Look at these things here produced.</p>
<p>A. Humphrys. I pawn'd these things in my own name for the prisoner at the bar, who brought them to me as her own.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever live in that house in May Fair, where the things were?</p>
<p>A. Humphrys. No, I never did; nor ever was in the house but three times.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took them by a mistake, and designed to have got them back, but had no money, so could not get them in time.</p>
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<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Axford. It was near three o'clock. I look'd over my shoulder, and saw the prisoner at the bar. I put my hand in my pocket, and found I had lost nothing at that time. I walk'd on into the churchyard, where I look'd back, and finding he followed me I thought I would stay and see a little of his performances. I stop'd at a print shop, and he came and fix'd himself at the rails of St. Paul's, where he made his observation (seemingly) whose pocket he could play upon best. I saw him eye other people's pockets as well as mine. He came up by me after he had stood there a minute or two, first on my left hand and then on my right. I observed his motions, altho' I looked earnestly at the prints; my handkerchief was then in my pocket. After he was behind me a little while he went away, and then I found my handkerchief was gone. I went after him and took him by the shoulder, saying, Now I have you. He then drop'd the handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. How far had he gone from you?</p>
<p>Axford. Not above three or four yards.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain he drop'd it?</p>
<p>Axford. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel his hand in your pocket?</p>
<p>Axford. I can't swear I felt his hand in my pocket, tho' so intent on observing him ( the handkerchief produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>Q. What reason had you to suspect the prisoner took them?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>S. Baldwin. I never saw her before in my life.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know her so as to take her?</p>
<p>S. Baldwin. I took her up by the description* a pawnbroker gave me of her. I had been to several, and at one pawnbroker's I found my stays, and he described her.</p>
<p>* The prisoner had remarkable sore eyes.</p>
<p>Q. What is the pawnbroker's name?</p>
<p>S. Baldwin. His name is
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<p>Q. Did you lend your gown to the prisoner?</p>
<p>S. Baldwin. I never lent it nor gave it to any body.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say for herself?</p>
<p>S. Baldwin. At first she did not own it, but at last she did, and said where she had pawned them both.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It was a young girl that I kept company with who gave me the gown and stays to pawn; she was going down to Coventry the same day. She was in a great deal of distress, her name is
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<p>Q. Where was you?</p>
<p>Donnelly.
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Donnelly. This was on the 9th of this present month.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it?</p>
<p>Donnelly. It might be betwixt eight and nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your home?</p>
<p>Donnelly. My home is in Chiswel Street, by Moorfields.</p>
<p>Q. Did they shew you your way home?</p>
<p>Donnelly. No; instead of that they brought me under a gateway. I said, I am sure this can be no thoroughfare They said, Well, well, stop up here. There were two or three stairs that went up into a fort of a room, where was a fire and candle. and two other women; they desired me to sit down, and they would shew me my way directly. I sat down I had not sat long before they asked me for something to drink, so I gave them something, but how much it might be, I cannot tell. By this time I wanted to go. Two of them said, you shall not go, and surrounded me, so that I did not know which was best to do. There was a sort of a bed, but of no account. They told me it was the best and safest way to say there, and I should be as safe as can be till morning. I took off my coat and breeches and laid me down, and
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<p>Q. Was you awake?</p>
<p>Donnelly. I was as wake as your honour is now. She took my purse from out of it, in which was 56 or 60 l</p>
<p>Q. Was you drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Donnelly. Indeed I had been taking pleasure in drinking, but I was not drunk.</p>
<p>Note, The Remainder of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160021"/>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 16th, Thursday the 17th, and Friday the 18th of APRIL,</p>
<p>In the Thirty-third Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER IV. PART II. for the YEAR 1760. Being the Fourth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble Sir
<persName id="t17600416-17-person198"> THOMAS CHITTY
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<p>LONDON:</p>
<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>
<p>
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<p>Q. CAN you tell the just quantity of your money?</p>
<p>Donnelly. I cannot, because I had laid out some.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen it last?</p>
<p>Donnelly. I saw it not half an hour before I met with them.</p>
<p>Q. What happened after this?</p>
<p>Donnelly. Then, Sir, they made off every one of them, all four, and the place was left to myself, nobody at all there. I got up, and made into the street as fast as I could; going there I cried out, murder, I was rob'd, and the like. I met a man, who said, the whores and bitches are gone off with your money towards East Smithfield. I ran this way, that way, and the other way, but could see nothing of them till it appeared day-light. Then one of them came to me, and said, one of the bitches ran down such a place, shaking a purse of gold, and saying, here is money enough, buying goods here and there.</p>
<p>Q. How did you find them?</p>
<p>Donnelly. I found them in a gentleman's shop, where they had bought several things, the next morning very early.</p>
<p>Q. At what hour?</p>
<p>Donnelly. Perhaps between seven and eight o'clock. I found them myself, with the help of a young woman that guided me, and so on</p>
<p>Q. At whose house did you find them in East Smithfield?</p>
<p>Donnelly. In a shopkeeper's house there.</p>
<p>Q. What does he sell?</p>
<p>Donnelly. He sells cloaths of one sort or another. The two prisoners were both there. I took upon myself to stop them, with the assistance of the girl that guided me. Then I sent for an officer. When he came I charged him with them, and upon searching the prisoners, found the quantity of money that he has to give an account of.</p>
<p>Q. Was you by at the time?</p>
<p>Donnelly. Indeed I was.</p>
<p>Q. Where were they searched?</p>
<p>Donnelly. They were searched in that place. We took them before justice Scot, before whom King declared, that one of the women had rob'd her of thirty guineas of the money, and ran away with it.</p>
<p>Q. How much was found upon King?</p>
<p>Donnelly. I know partly, for there were three that received of my money, and King's daughter had most of it.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell what money was found upon
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<p>Donnelly. I cannot tell separately, but there was some money found upon her; her daughter had six guineas and seventeen half guineas about her in a parcel of rags.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-17-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor gave me charge of
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<interp inst="t17600416-17-person202" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , saying, she had rob'd him. When I first came into the room there were a great many people, who said a robbery had been committed of 56 guineas. I found in King's pocket two half guineas, eleven shillings in silver, and five pennyworth of halfpence. She had a little child about ten years of age, which I searched, but found nothing upon it. The child pull'd a cloak from out of its pocket. Then I searched again, and found a green purse with eight guineas and seventeen half guineas in it. I asked
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<p>Q. What did the prosecutor say to that purse?</p>
<p>Dixon. I think he did say he would swear to that purse, assoon as I took it out.</p>
<p>Donnelly. I'll be sworn to this purse, my own wife made it, and the money I was all in this purse (he kissed it.)</p>
<p>Q. from King. Was I the person that pick'd you up in the street?</p>
<p>Donnelly. Yes, you was the very person, you was one of the two. This was all the money I had to live upon in the world.</p>
<p>Q. from King. What place did I pick you up in?</p>
<p>Donnelly. I think it was in one part of Rosemary Lane, or joining to it; I can't say justly, it was in the night.</p>
<p>Dixon. I searched the other woman at the bar, and found a guinea and a half between her stays and her shift; that I have separated here by itself. (He produced some new cloaths.) This parcel of goods were found upon the two prisoners, being just bought, a gown, the lining, a cardinal, a silk hat and handkerchief.</p>
<p>King's Defence.</p>
<p>I was out all that day at hard labour, with my two small children, and I am big with another. I had been a
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<interp inst="t17600416-17-person204" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and this man coming together. They called me to bring a light I said, who in the name of God is coming, for I pay 9 d. per week and she 6 d. Said she, I have got an acquaintance, which I have known upwards of thirty years. She insisted upon my going to an alehouse, but I would not. The man gave
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<interp inst="t17600416-17-person205" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 6 d. to go for a pot of beer. He declared he had not a farthing about him but three shillings. This Tilham, he, and
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<interp inst="t17600416-17-person206" type="given" value="Eleanor"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-17-person206" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , sat together. Then he wanted some snuff. Granvile went for a halfpenny worth for him. When I came up with the pot of beer, I found him and the two women close together. As for any thing else I know nothing of his money. I said, what are you about? One of them said, hold your tongue, or I'll run this knife to your heart. He wanted to lie with
<persName id="t17600416-17-person207"> Mary Granvile
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<interp inst="t17600416-17-person207" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and the other woman said she had got the pox. He said he liked his country woman better. He took me and used me very odiously, too bad to be spoke of; he put me in fear, and wanted to be rude with me, and gave the old woman a shilling for the bed, desiring she would coax me to lie with him; I said I had but one man that was father to all my children, and I would lie only with him. I never handled the purse, only the small money that was loose, which the child picked up in the high way and on the stairs in Blue Anchor Yard. I was barefooted and bare leg'd. Tilham was the landlady of the place. The prosecutor was rolling about in the street d - ning people, and calling them bitches, in the night.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. What is your employ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am a
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<p>Q. Where had you been?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I had been at Portsmouth some time.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you carry on your business?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I had been eight months at Portsmouth, because it was a place of trade; I came up to replenish.</p>
<p>Q. Replenish what?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. To buy goods. I had above 140 l. when I came to London.</p>
<p>Q. Did you bring it up, or receive it in town?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I brought it up.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you pass the remainder of the night after they all four quitted the room?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. When I could not find the women, I thought it was my best way to go up the same stairs into the room again, and pass my time there till they came back again.</p>
<p>King
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Jewell. She was my
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<p>Q. What did you do with them?</p>
<p>Buckland. She had them, and gave me three shillings, and bid me never say any thing about it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. </p>
<p>The boy gave them to me to sell.</p>
<p>Q. to Buckland. Did she take them, or did you give them to her?</p>
<p>Buckland. I did not give them to her; she took them indeed.</p>
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<p>Richard Sing. On the 21st of October my summer-house was broke open, and all the things mention'd in the indictment were taken away. We had reason to suspect the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your garden?</p>
<p>Sing. It is at
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. On what account did you suspect the prisoner?</p>
<p>Sing. He having committed several things of the like nature. After that I was going by a broker's shop in Fleet Market, where I saw some of my goods I asked the broker who he bought them of, and he described the prisoner at the bar. Then I got a search warrant, and in the prisoner's house I found on e china cup, which I believe to be mine, they matching to the saucers which I have by me.</p>
<p>Q. What did you find at the broker's?</p>
<p>Sing. I found the picture and the cheeks to my grate; the picture has my name on it. (The picture and cheeks produced in court, and deposed to.) I never found the rest of the things.</p>
<p>Q. Was you with the prisoner at Mr. Fielding's?</p>
<p>Sing. I was. He said the same as now, that is, he knew nothing at all of the matter. I asked his wife how she came by the cup.</p>
<p>Q. Was he by at the time?</p>
<p>Sing. He was in the same room. She said she bought it of a woman at the door. My wife asked her soon after where she had it. She said to her, she brought it out of the country.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-19-person218" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a broker, and live by Fleet Ditch. I bought these goods I believe of the prisoner at the bar, whom I described to Mr. Sing, and he said he suspected such a fellow. We got a warrant, and took him up. After we had got him, he said, Gentlemen, I hope you will give me a little air, and immediately jump'd out at a back window, and went to make his escape, but the constable and I took and secured him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I thought the officers were going to press me, which made me want to get away.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-19-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor came and told me he had lost some of his goods, and desired I would go along with him to the broker, who, he said, had described the person he bought them of, and it was one that had done some petty robberies in our neighbourhood. I went with him. We got a search warrant, and found this cup in the prisoner's house. I advised the prisoner to confess where he sold the rest of the things. We had got him upstairs. He gave a jump down, and got from us, then jumped over one pannel of pales, and upon his going over another, we catch'd him by the leg.</p>
<p>Mr. Williams. I am a constable, and took the prisoner as he was at dinner. He said to me, Let me have a little air. I would not let him go. He jumped down and ran, and I ran round to meet him. He got over a fence I believe six feet high, with tenter hooks in it. As he was going over another I catch'd him by the leg, and with assistance we did secure him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have got a witness here to prove how I get my living. I hope the honourable court will be merciful to me.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<p>Low. I am a glover.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever see him at work?</p>
<p>Low. No; he has work'd under my son.</p>
<p>Q. What is your son?</p>
<p>Low. He is a hog butcher.</p>
<p>Q. What is your opinion of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Low. I know he is a very mild peaceable man, and behaved himself very well.</p>
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<p>Jane Danson. I live in
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<p>Q. Are you a married woman?</p>
<p>J. Danson. I never was married. On the 21st of March last I lost thirteen or fourteen handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Q. How did you lose them?</p>
<p>J. Danson. I saw a young man with either a blue or blue grey coat break my window, and take the handkerchiefs out.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>J. Danson. This was between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, it was candle light. I first heard the window break, then I look'd and saw a hand take them out.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got any of them again?</p>
<p>J. Danson. I have got some of them, not all.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>J. Danson. I was so much frighted, I cannot swear to him.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by some of them again?</p>
<p>J. Danson. Mr. Fielding sent to me the very next night. and told me there were such handkerchiefs at his house; I went there and saw them, and believe them to be mine.</p>
<p>Q. How many are there of them?</p>
<p>J. Danson. Here are ten of them (produced in court) there are part of the handkerchiefs I lost that night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the justice examine the prisoner?</p>
<p>J. Danson. No, I did not.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-20-person225"> James Bradbroke
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<interp inst="t17600416-20-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 27th of March last, I was going over More fields, where I saw two young chaps; I knew one of them had been committed two or three times. I knew him to be a thief. The prisoner was not along with them, but he walked behind them. On seeing me he turned his face back; they were in Chiswel-Street, coming towards me.</p>
<p>Q. How old might the other lads be?</p>
<p>Bradbroke. About sixteen or seventeen years old; the prisoner had a handkerchief, with something tied up in it, I judged he might be one of their party; the others made off over the paved stones; I call'd out, stop them, and catched hold of the prisoner, he said what do you want with me; I asked him what he had got in his handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Bradbroke. No, not to my knowledge; he said what is that to you. I brought him down to the Ship alehouse, and untied his bundle, and there I found these handkerchiefs ( produced in court) I cut a piece off from one of the corners, so as to know them again (he compared the piece and it agreed) he told me he found them.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he say he found them?</p>
<p>Bradbroke. I think he said some-where towards Drury Lane; I asked him if he did not know the other two lads; he said he knew nothing of them; I said I shall take you before justice Fielding, and you shall there give an account how you came by them; he own'd nothing there, and Mr. Fielding committed him upon my oath.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-20-person226" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in Mrs. Danson's shop when the window was broke open; I saw a hand put in at the hole of the window, and the handkerchiefs taken out; I touched either the handkerchiefs or the hand as they went out of the window.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner's face?</p>
<p>M. Richardson. No, I did not, so far as to swear to it; I was in the shop and he in the street, and it was candle light. He had a blue-grey coat on.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-20-person227" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in the prosecutrix's shop when the window was broke, and the handkerchiefs drawn out, but I did not see the person that did it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going home to my mother's house, about nine o'clock. At the corner of Long-Acre, going into Drury Lane, I trod upon these things; I found something soft under my feet; I gave them a kick and they flew open; I took them up and carried
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160026"/> them home to my mother's house, in Mayner-Street, St. Giles's, and in the morning I look'd in the paper to see if there were any such things advertised, and I found there was not: About ten o'clock I thought I would go and leave them in pawn, instead of a furtout coat. As I was going to leave them I met that man, he stop'd me in the street; this was between ten and eleven the next day. He asked what I had got under my arm. I said what is that to you? He took the bundle from under my arm, and said he would know how I came by them; I said I found them, and told him the place where; he took me into an alehouse and examin'd me, and then he took me before Mr. Fielding.</p>
<p>Q. to Bradbroke. Where did he say he found them before Mr. Fielding?</p>
<p>Bradbroke. He said there he found them in Drury-Lane.</p>
<p>He call'd three people to his character, one had known him from six years of age, the second had known him twelve months, and the third better than a year; they all gave him the character of an honest lad.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-21-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I only know I took in a great parcel of goods to pawn of the prisoner at the bar, she told me they were left her by a relation of hers that is dead within these five months.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whose goods they were?</p>
<p>Coney. I know no other than what
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<interp inst="t17600416-22-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Whitecross Street, by Cripplegate. I had been to the fire in
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<p>Q. How near is that house to where the fire was?</p>
<p>Rider. I take it to be about a quarter of a mile. As he came by my door, he had this piece of cloth under his left arm. (A piece of woollen cloth produced.) I said to two women that were standing there, I believed here was a thief coming from the fire. One of the woman knew him, and said he was just gone from the White Horse. They wanted me to stop him, but I thought it was dangerous at that time of the morning. As one of them knew where he lodged, I thought it best to let him alone till day light. I got up the same morning about 9, and told people of it, and they blamed me for not stopping him. I went to the fire about 11 o'clock, and found a man belonging to Mr. Swain, who told me his master had lost such stuff. They got a warrant, in order to take up the prisoner. We went to his lodgings in Old Street with the constable, who knock'd at the door, and the prisoner got off his bed.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Rider. This was about 2 o'clock in the day; he opened the door, and said he knew what we were come about, you come about this piece of stuff that I have got; it was locked up in a box, and his wife was gone out with the key. He called her up. She brought the key, and he delivered the piece to us. The constable took charge of the prisoner, whom we took before the justice, and he committed him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he say he had it?</p>
<p>Rider. He said he had it from the Swan with two necks Yard. Mr. Swain has a warehouse in that yard.</p>
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<persName id="t17600416-22-person240"> John Willis
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<interp inst="t17600416-22-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This piece of woollen cloth is the property of Mr. Swain.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Willis. I live with Mr. Swain, as a clerk.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose any such cloth as this at the fire?</p>
<p>Willis. We lost a great many goods that night. This piece was thrown over the gallery amongst the mob. Many of the people took them to their own houses, and restored them again the next day, or two or three days after.</p>
<p>Q. Did you deliver any pieces to people that you did not know?</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Willis. I do not. We lost a great many pieces.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I happened to be in this yard at the time of the fire. A man came and desired me to lend him a hand with some goods that lay under the piazza's. We rolled out one pack into the street, with some more help. After that I came into the yard again, and a man gave me this piece of stuff, and bid me carry it away. I do not know the man, he was a stranger to me; he said take care of it. I went to go along with other people, and not knowing where they carried theirs to, going through the croud, I lost fight of them. Then I did not know what to do with it; but I knowing my wife was well acquainted with the gentleman that keeps the Swan with two Necks, where I had it, I thought I would carry it home, and my wife should carry it the next day. When they came for it, I did not deny having it.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-22-person241"> John Lee
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<interp inst="t17600416-22-person241" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-22-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about three years, or better.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Lee. He is a bricklayer, and has work'd for me almost two years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Lee. He is a very industrious honest man.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since he work'd for you?</p>
<p>Lee. I believe it is pretty near a year ago.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-22-person242" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-22-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner two years, or upwards.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Norman. I never knew nothing but that he was as honest a man as ever I employed, and I have had three score at a time. He has been to work at places where he had an opportunity of carrying away six times the value of this cloth. I sincerely believe he did it with no other intent but to carry it back again. His wife was born in the same town as the man that keeps the inn. If I thought he did not intend to carry the cloth again, I would not have gone over the threshold of my door to speak for him.</p>
<p>Q. When did he work for you last?</p>
<p>Lee. He work'd for me at the same time, the time of the fire.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17600416-22-person243"> Richard Grace
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<interp inst="t17600416-22-person243" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-22-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner is a tenant of mine, and has been these two years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Grace. I know very little of him; he pays me my rent, and I have seen him come and go very orderly to his work. I never heard to the contrary but that he was an honest man, and I have seen him industrious.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Grace. I am a carpenter.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-22-person244" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-22-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner almost two years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Southwell. I never knew or heard but that he was an honest man. I have trusted him in my house and he never wronged me of a pin's point, he might have wrong'd me of a great deal if he would.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-22-person245" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17600416-22-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about a year and a half.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Sell. He is an honest hard working man, to maintain his wife and family.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-23-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 21st of March last, about noon, one Mr. Longest, a brass founder in Golden-Lane, came to me, and ask'd me whether Mr. Sheen had left me. I said no.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. In what capacity was the prisoner employ'd by you?</p>
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<p>Q. What did he say before the justice?</p>
<p>Townsend. He said they were my snuffers, as we were going from the justice's to New Prison, and that he had sold some cocks somewhere about Fleet Ditch, but they are not in the indictment.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-23-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; in searching the prisoner's apartment I found three pair of snuffers, and have had them in my custody ever since. He denied having stolen them a good while, till Mr. Townsend said, let me look on the inside, which he did and said there was his mark. After that the prisoner own'd he did take them, and hoped Mr. Townsend would forgive him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>These snuffers were found upon me. I took them out of my master's house with my handkerchief along with other things, without any design to keep them, for I intended to return them. He knows I never cheated him of any thing in the world, I am above it. I had put them in my trunk to take care of them, till I brought them again; I am sure my brother has given me above four hundred pounds within these four years, I had no occasion to steal.</p>
<p>Q. to Partridge. Did he confess how long he had them in his custody?</p>
<p>Partridge. He said nothing about that; he only said he took them out of Mr. Townsend's shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he took them by mistake?</p>
<p>Partridge. I do not recollect he did.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-23-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about 40 years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Honyman. He came of a very good family; he served one Mr Shaw in Gracechurch Street a great many years.</p>
<p>Q. In what capacity?</p>
<p>Honyman. He was a clerk.</p>
<p>Q. How long is that ago?</p>
<p>Honyman. Very near 20 years.</p>
<p>Q. Who has he lived with lately?</p>
<p>Honyman. He lived with Mess. Honeywood and Fuller, bankers, in Lombard Street; he used to come often to me, we were bound apprentice together near 30 years ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-24-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , having heard I had lost a tankard, came and told me he saw a young fellow carry it out at my door. I was present when the prisoner was taken, and I charged him upon the information I had heard. He said he did not steal or touch it.</p>
<p>Q. Was you with the prisoner before the justice?</p>
<p>Haywood. I was with him before justice Manwaring, where he denied knowing any thing of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever own the taking of it?</p>
<p>Haywood. I never heard him own that. The night it was lost he was turned down by the serjeant of the guard, but came up again, and staid a good while. There was a woman that he keeps company with in the house at the same time, who went out of the Tower after that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-24-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner at the bar take either a silver tankard or a pewter pot, and go down stairs out of the prosecutor's house with it that night, with beer in it.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the house did he take it from?</p>
<p>Barnfield. He took it from the upper end of the kitchen, near the fire place, and I did not see him return with it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take it publickly or privately?</p>
<p>Barnfield. I cannot be accountable which.</p>
<p>Q. Did he seem to hide it?</p>
<p>Barnfield. He put it in the hollow of his arm.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you in the house after this?</p>
<p>Barnfield. Not many minutes after.</p>
<p>Q. Did you inform the prosecutor of this?</p>
<p>Barnfield. I did. At that time I did not think any thing about it, not thinking but that he had brought it up again.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you mention this first?</p>
<p>Barnfield. I mentioned this to some of the servants the night after it was lost.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was in Wellclose Square prison 14 days before he informed Mr. Haywood of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-24-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was standing just on the outside of Mr. Haywood's door, when I saw the prisoner at the bar bring something out, and at the first glimpse I thought it to be a silver tankard, but I will not swear it was, for it might be a bright pewter tankard. He turn'd out on the left from the door, and I stood to the right of the door; he went some little distance from the door.</p>
<p>Q. How did he bring it out?</p>
<p>Walker. He brought it out as if it had beer in it.</p>
<p>Q. Was it open in his hand?</p>
<p>Walker. It was, and he went some little distance by Mr. Haywood's window. I saw no more of him, nor knew no more till the next night, when I heard Mr. Haywood had lost one. Then I was advised to come and give him an account of what I had seen.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoners. Did you see
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<p>Walker. I saw nobody come out, neither did I see the prisoner speak to any body.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
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<p>Court. Then it is necessary that they be separately examined. (One was put out.)</p>
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<p>Q. to Walker. What time was it you saw the prisoner come out of the alehouse called the Stone Kitchen?</p>
<p>Walker. It was much about the same time the last witness mentioned.</p>
<p>Parslow. There are four men go their rounds; three private men and a serjeant. I stood on the step of the door, and he came down stairs and open'd the door; I asked him if the serjeant was coming down, or if there were a great deal of company up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you ask that?</p>
<p>Parslow. Because the serjeant had staid longer than ordinary. The prisoner had neither quart nor pint pot in his hand, no more than I have this moment.</p>
<p>Q. to Walker. Was you there at that time?</p>
<p>Walker. I was there at the time that they went their rounds. The serjeant at that time was above-stairs, seeing the house clear'd of the soldiers.</p>
<p>Q. to Parslow. Did you see Walker?</p>
<p>Parslow. I did; he was about a yard or a yard and a half from the door: At that very time the prisoner came out at the door, and went about three or four yards from the door, and stood stock still. I saw both his arms before him when he came out of the door.</p>
<p>Q. to Walker. Did you see Parslow at that time?</p>
<p>Walker. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Might he not be there and you not see him?</p>
<p>Walker. If he was behind me, it is more than I know of.</p>
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<persName id="t17600416-24-person265"> George Rook
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<interp inst="t17600416-24-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went into the prisoner's company about a quarter before ten that night; there was nobody but his wife with him in the stone kitchen alehouse. They were drinking out of a silver-tankard.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was not that which they were drinking out of that was lost; that which the prisoner had, had a lid to it, and it was a belly tankard, the other was a streight one without a lid.</p>
<p>Q. to Walker. Had the tankard you saw a lid to it?</p>
<p>Walker. The tankard I saw had no lid.</p>
<p>Q. to Rook. How long was you in that house?</p>
<p>Rook. He and I were both in that house till about eleven o'clock, till after the tankard was missed.</p>
<p>- Nowel. I was in the house at that time, but not drinking with the prisoner, though in the same room. I saw the prisoner go down stairs, and I followed him immediately after as quick as possible.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Nowel. I believe about half an hour after nine o'clock or thereabouts.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He went down again after that.</p>
<p>Q. to Nowel. Had you ever a silver tankard there without a lid?</p>
<p>Nowel. There was a tankard with a lid. I was drinking out of a pewter pint by myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-24-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the prisoner at the bar; I was a serjeant in the same regiment that he belonged to, but I left the regiment about a year ago last Christmas. It is the second regiment of guards.</p>
<p>Q. What has been the prisoner's behaviour?</p>
<p>Hopkins. His behaviour, ever since I knew him, which is from a child, has been very good; I never heard any ill behaviour of him in my life; I was born in the same place with him; I inlisted him at
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160030"/> St. Edmundsbury; he was near sixteen years of age when I inlisted him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-24-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a serjeant. I was corporal of a recruiting party when the prisoner was inlisted. I am still in the regiment.</p>
<p>Q. How has he behaved in general?</p>
<p>Wheeler. He has behaved as a good soldier; I never knew him punished at all; he behaved allways very well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-24-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him five years, the 20th of this month. I pay the company which he belongs to. I never heard any misbehaviour of him in my life. He never missed guard, and behaved in his station as well as any gentleman in England, and is as honest I believe as any man this day in England.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-24-person269" type="given" value="Peter"/>
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<interp inst="t17600416-25-person276" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Cockspur-Street, St. Martin's parish. I lost the goods mentioned in the indictment. I advertised them, and in about a week after a gentleman came and told me the persons that robbed me, as he supposed, were before justice Welch; I went there and saw the prisoner; she had one of my handkerchiefs about her neck. She took it off and I swore to it. She said she had another that hung upon her door at home. She owned she bought them of the two men cast last sessions, Guest and Smith. I think at first she said she gave three-pence each, but at last she said, she gave a shilling each; I gave half a crown for them myself to the wholesale merchant, but that about her neck I had the misfortune to tear down about a quarter of a yard.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did she endeavour to conceal the handkerchiefs?</p>
<p>S. Stafford. No, she did not, but came with one of them on when she was sent for to the justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-25-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. I heard Mrs. Stafford own that handkerchief which the prisoner had on before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner own she bought the two handkerchiefs for three pence each?</p>
<p>Partridge. No, I did not; I heard her say she gave a shilling for each.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Stafford. Where is the other handkerchief?</p>
<p>Mrs. Stafford. I never saw it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I gave a shilling for this handkerchief I always said I gave a shilling each; I never said threepence. I live in Monmouth-Street, and deal in old cloaths. I did not know the men I bought them of before.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Bilson. I live by the Seven-Dials; I have known her upwards of sixteen years; she nursed me of three children; now she sells old cloaths in a cellar, in Monmouth-Street. I believe her to be a very honest woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-26-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner has work'd for me upwards of three years. Last Christmas I counted up my stock and found some deficiency, which gave me some suspicion of the prisoner at the bar. On the fifth of April 1 desired my wife to conceal herself behind a partition joining to the stair case; in which partition is a little knot in the wood, which I can take out, and that commands the shew-glasses. She can better give the court an account of what she saw; after which we watch'd
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176004160031"/> the prisoner, and found upon him a pair of knee-buckles and two stock-buckles, my property.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Parsons. I am a
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<persName id="t17600416-26-person284"> Ann Parsons
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<interp inst="t17600416-26-person284" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor. I put on my cloak and went out, and left my husband and the prisoner at work together; I bid them take care of the shop. I went round, and came in the back way. This I did to take an opportunity to watch the prisoner, my husband having before hand designed to send the prisoner up into the shop, after I was gone.</p>
<p>Q. Where were they at work?</p>
<p>A. Parsons. They were at work below. He sent the prisoner up for some emery and oil. I was got to the hole, where I saw the prisoner come and take out of one drawer a pair of knee buckles, and out of another two stock buckles, silver, which he put into his waistcoat pocket, on the right hand side. I went out at the back door, and told the gentleman that made the buckles of it. He went home along with me, where he said to my husband, Mr. Parsons, call up your man. When he came up, my husband said,
<persName id="t17600416-26-person285"> William Roberts
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<interp inst="t17600416-26-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I have been a very great sufferer, and I have a very great suspicion of you. I have never wrong'd you in my life, said he. Said I, if you please to put your hand into his right-hand waistcoat pocket, there you will find a pair of silver knee buckles, and two silver stock buckles. The gentleman, Mr. Hatton by name, put his hand into that pocket, and there he found them. Then he asked him how he came by them. He gave him no answer, but fell down on his knees, and beg'd my husband would forgive him. Then we took him before the justice, where he said he knew nothing of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17600416-26-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a silver-buckle maker. On the 5th of this instant, between four and five in the afternoon, Mrs. Parsons came to my house, and told me she had seen the prisoner take a pair of silver knee buckles and two silver stock buckles out of two drawers, and desired I would go along with her. I went, and the prisoner was called up, whom we desired to go into the back room. Mr. Parsons began to accuse him of being guilty of robbing him. Mrs. Parsons said he had put them into his right hand pocket, in which I found them; three of them were of my own making, that is, two knees, and one stock buckle.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you make them for?</p>
<p>Hatton. I believe for the prosecutor; the prisoner beg'd forgiveness.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner to the prosecutor. Did you ever see me wrong you of a farthing?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I always had an extraordinary opinion of him, as an honest man. I had no intention to bring him to this place; it was his own obstinacy. I desired him to give me an account of other things that I had lost, but he would not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming from dinner that day from Newport Market, and I found these buckles in St. Martin's Lane; they were in two different parcels; I put them into my waistcoat pocket. I intended to keep a pair of knee buckles and one stock buckle for myself.</p>
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<p>160. (M.)
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