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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176312070001"/>PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal-Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 7th, Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th, Saturday the 10th, and Monday the 12th of DECEMBER.
<p>In the Third Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the First SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER I. PART I. for the YEAR 1763.</p>
<p>Printed for and Sold by
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<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176312070002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>N. B. The * and ++ refer to the Judges before whom the Prisoner was tried. L.
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>1 (L.)
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<p>I know nothing at all of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-2-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer, Lally was brought to me at the watch-house, for knocking a man down in the street, and robbing him of his hat and wig, and a 5 d and 3 d. piece, between 11 and 12 at night. In the morning, I took him to the justices, at the Angel and Crown, Whitechapel: there came the prosecutor, Levi, and others, with the cloaths; there was Frazier in the room, I took him into custody. I took him aside, and examined him. He said, he did not steal all the things, he only took the waistcoat, and that Lally took the rest, and they had sold them to one Philips, in Rosemary-lane, for 30 s. and he had 10 s. of the money, and Lally kept the other 20. I examined Lally, they both of them owned the cloaths were the property of Wyatt. Lally owned he had 20 s. of the money, but said he brought away from Mr. Blackwood's only the coat.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor is gone on board, and failed for the East Indies, by all account I can get.</p>
<p>Lally's Defence.</p>
<p>The owner of the cloaths gave us them out of Mr Blackwood's house, to make money on. We went and sold them for 30 s. We had not come a quarter of a mile from the house, before we were knocked down, and all the money taken from us, and when Wyatt came for the money, we went back with him to where we had sold the cloaths.</p>
<p>Frazier's defence to the same purport.</p>
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<p>Q. Could you see your own door from the place you was gone to?</p>
<p>Rickerby. I could not. The next day I advertised the watch; and in about a week after, I received a letter from Mr.
<persName id="t17631207-3-person55"> Robert Shanks
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<interp inst="t17631207-3-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in Swithin's-alley: I went to him; he told me if I would give him two guineas, he would tell me where the man lived that had bought the watch (I had advertised One Guinea reward.)</p>
<p>Q. What is Mr. Shanks?</p>
<p>Rickerby. He keeps a notary public office by 'Change-Alley. I gave him 2 guineas; then he directed me to Mr. Honychurch, by Cherry-Garden-Stairs, Rotherhithe, where I found it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any thing of the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Rickerby. The prisoner lodged in my house till the time he was taken up.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner at home that night?</p>
<p>Rickerby. No, he was not.</p>
<p>Q. What is his employ?</p>
<p>Rickerby. I do not know any employ he is of. I took him up on the Wednesday following, and charged him with it; he owned it, and said it was necessity that made him take it.</p>
<p>Mr. Honychurch. I am a watchmaker, and live at Rotherhithe; the prisoner at the bar brought this watch to me, on the 20th of October last; he said he wanted to dispose of it (producing a silver watch; deposed to by prosecutor) I bought it of him for two guineas. I was sent for to Justice Fielding, there I heard the prisoner say, he hoped the prosecutor would forgive him, and look over it, as it was the first offence.</p>
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<p>I was going over the bridge, and met a man who asked me, if I would buy a watch? Saying, he wanted money, and would sell it cheap. I gave him 236 s. piece for it, and went to Mr. Honychurch, and sold it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-4-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was with me, they bid us stop and deliver what we had we told them we had no money; they began to rissle us; they looked to my shoes, and took one of my buckles out, and held it up to the lamp.</p>
<p>Q. Had they any thing in their hands?</p>
<p>Worley. They had each a pistol, they unbuttoned my breeches, and wanted to see if I had a watch. When my buckle was held up, one of them said, they were Wedges; then they came and took the other; but before that was taken out, there came three more, then they took Paget's buckles out of his shoes; then Esq: Gore's chariot was coming by, they all five quitted us, and ran to take hold of the horses reins, but the coachman would not stop, and they fired two pistols directly: This was just by us, then they made off. I took particular notice of the prisoner, he stood close by me, with a pistol in his hand, while my buckles were taken from me, being one of the first two that came up. It was a man with a scarlet waistcoat, blue coat, and hat stapt all round, that took my buckles. There was a lamp just by us; as I kept looking in the prisoner's face, he said, if I spoke a word, he would blow my brains out. I am very sure he is the man. I seeing an advertisement afterwards, went to Justice Fielding; there I saw my buckles ( produced in court, and deposed to); after that I went to see the prisoner in New Prison; upon seeing him, immediately I said, that was one of the men. I know nothing against the woman.</p>
<p>Q. from Brannon. Did you say the same as now before the Justice?</p>
<p>Worley. Yes, I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-4-person64" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17631207-4-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th of October, I was with the prosecutor; we were stopt by two men with each a pistol, who demanded our money, we told them we had none, they looked down at my shoe-buckles, and took them out; they searched my pockets and breeches. They felt in Worley's pockets, and took his buckles from his shoes; Sir
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<interp inst="t17631207-4-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's chariot coming by, they demanded the coachman to stop, he would not; then they fired pistols at him; they were making off, I said, let us make after them; the prisoner turned back, and took my handkerchief from my neck, and away they both ran. There came five in all.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner one of the two, or of the three last that came?</p>
<p>Paget. I cannot be positive which, but I am positive he was one of the five; he took my handkerchief not above half a dozen yards from where they took our buckles.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know anything against the woman at the bar?</p>
<p>Paget. No; I do not.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-4-person66"> Samuel Spencer
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<interp inst="t17631207-4-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Pawnbroker. The day succeeding the robbery, the prisoner, Blake, came to my shop, with another woman with her; about eight in the morning she brought these buckles to pawn.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are the same I lost that night.</p>
<p>Spencer. I asked her how she came by them?</p>
<p>She said, a man gave her them for lying with her upon the ruins in St. Gyles's I sent for a constable, and sent her to the round-house. She said to the other woman that came with her, make haste, and tell them to make their escape: So I stopt that woman. Then I ordered the constable to go and search the prisoner's lodgings, there he took the man at the bar; then we went before Justice Welch, and I advertised the buckles by Justice Welch's order, and the prosecutor came and described the buckles before he saw them; he mentioned a little strain which one of them had on it.</p>
<p>Q. Which of the women brought the buckles?</p>
<p>Spencer. The other woman did; but said they were Blake's property, and Blake said the same, and that she came by them as I mentioned before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-4-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> M'Gennis. I am a constable, Mr. Spencer sent for me about half an hour after eight, and gave me charge of the woman. I put her in the round-house. I heard her order the other woman to go to her room, and bid the men make their escape, or to come and blow our brains out.</p>
<p>Q. What were her words?</p>
<p>M'Gennis. She said, I am taken and stopt upon the buckles, make all the haste you can; and tell the
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<p>Paget. Those buckles and one of those handkerchiefs (produced in court, taking them in his hand) were taken from me the night I was robbed.</p>
<p>M'Gennis. I found a jacket in the room, with some loose gunpowder in the pocket.</p>
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<p>Brannon said nothing in his defence.</p>
<p>Blake's Defence.</p>
<p>A man gave me them buckles to lay with me on the old ruins, and afterwards come to my own room.</p>
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<p>7. (M.)
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<p>Q. What things did you lose?</p>
<p>Wait. We lost half a gross of silver tea-spoons tied up in three parcels; five silver snuff-boxes, one tortoiseshell snuff box, one chased silver lid for a snuff box not mounted, and one load-stone set in silver. I delivered warning to goldsmiths-hall about nine or ten that morning; and advertised the things, in the publick papers, the day after. In a day or two, Sir
<persName id="t17631207-5-person75"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17631207-5-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sent to tell us, that there were some people taken up, that acknowledged the robbery. I went to Sir John's, there were the prisoner and William's the evidence. Williams was examined as an evidence, and acknowledged the fact. The prisoner said he never was but half an hour in Williams's company in his life. There were two tea-spoons produced with the marks taken out on the backs of them; (produced in court.) I cannot sware those were our property. Williams informed me he sold all the things (mentioned in the indictment) to a person that goes by the name of Scampey.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Wait. No; I never saw the prisoner or evidence before, to take any notice of them.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. It is not proper that man should be admitted as an evidence; he has been tried, and got clear of three indictments at the Old Bailey. They would not let him be an evidence at Hicks's Hall. He has stopt his wife, that he has had five children by, in Clerkenwell prison; he said, he could hang his wife as well as he could hang me; and, if he will hang his own wife, he will hang me and two or three more.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-5-person77"> Robert Stevenson
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<interp inst="t17631207-5-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and me came out of Horselydown, where he lives, and went to the house where the things were.</p>
<p>Q. What business is Stevenson?</p>
<p>Williams. He is no business, he goes upon the highway and the like, and that is what he was tried for.</p>
<p>Court. Begin and tell your story; what you have to say?</p>
<p>Williams. On Thursday, the 20th of October, he came to my house two or three times in Kent-street, and asked for me: I denied myself once, and got out into the garden; he came again and found me at home, and we got to drinking together.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
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<p>Q. What was your conversation?</p>
<p>Williams. We talked we would go together a house-breaking.</p>
<p>Q. What house was this you had this conversation at?</p>
<p>Williams. We had been together all the day at the Red Cow, in Kent-street, and walking up and down to see what we could get at night, looking at goldsmiths shops, to see what hung in the windows; then we went into the Fore-street, Wapping, about 11 at night; we had been walking there before, and saw what hung in the windows, and had in the day mentioned going there.</p>
<p>Q. Which mentioned it?</p>
<p>Williams. I did to him. I had not seen the silver spoons; but I said to him there is a parcel of watches hung up in the windows; we drank at a house by the water-side, then we walked to and fro; we observed the window of this gentleman's house, we saw a light go up-stairs and down again; after 12 we began to work, and bored the shutters as full of holes as we could, with a gimlet.</p>
<p>Q. Which bored the holes?</p>
<p>Williams. I did most of them, he stood at the door to listen whether any body was coming out.</p>
<p>Q. What was you bred to?</p>
<p>Williams. My father was a shoemaker, but I never learned any trade. The prisoner and I had each a sharp knife, and I cut away as fast as I could, till we could get an arm in; he got mud out of the kennel to blacken it, that the watchmen might not see it. Then I took a handkerchief, and wrap'd it about my hand, and pushed in a pane of glass; then he put his arm in, and broke a show-glass, and took out some silver teaspoons tied up in parcels, and gave them to me, and I put them into my pocket; he took out three silver snuff-boxes, and a load-stone, and a little pair of scales and weights in a box; he might take out more, and put them in his pocket, unknown to me.</p>
<p>Q. How long might you be about this affair?</p>
<p>Williams. We might be better than two hours about it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see no watchmen?</p>
<p>Williams. Yes, the watchmen and patroles and other people past by; but there is a back street, and as they were coming, we got out of the way, and then returned again. When we had got what we could, we went off, and sold all the things to
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<interp inst="t17631207-5-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in Hounsditch (he is out of the way now); we sold them to him on the Friday morning.</p>
<p>Q. What time in the morning?</p>
<p>Williams. It might be before day-light; I sold them, and Stephenson staid at Darkhouse-lane the while.</p>
<p>Q. How came it that Stephenson did not go with you to Abraham's.</p>
<p>Williams. Abrahams is so knowing, he would not buy goods, if two men came together.</p>
<p>Q. Did Abrahams keep a shop?</p>
<p>Williams. Yes, he did, and sold cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Williams. He is about 35 years old.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever trade with him before?</p>
<p>Williams. He has had goods of me two or three times, which we got at other places. Stephenson said he wanted a couple of tea-spoons for his own use, and I gave him those two spoons out of my own hand, when we got into his own room. Two or three days after, he shewed me them, and said he had filed the mark out of them: I know he has got a file for that purpose: these are two which we had at the prosecutrix's house; the prisoner was taken out of the same house I was, with firearms and a long piece, which we took from a house we broke open in the county of Kent.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-5-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a silversmith, I work for the prosecutrix (he takes the two spoons in his hand) I know these were made at my shop, but I work for many other people besides the prosecutrix, an hundred and more.</p>
<p>Q. Can you perceive any mark to have been on them?</p>
<p>Tookey. The marks appear to have been filed out, the workman's mark and hall mark are filed out, it appears to have been done on purpose.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-5-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (the day I cannot tell), he made a discovery there of the prisoner Stephenson; we had a warrant to apprehend him. I went to the house where he lived in Horsely-down, and opened the door, and took him by the hand in his lodging. We had a description there was a hole in the floor, where was a gun and some powder. Brebrook took the tea-spoons out of a tea-chest in the room; there was nobody in the room but his wife and himself.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never had a wife.</p>
<p>Williams. She went by his name.</p>
<p>Peirce. We asked him before Sir John, how he came by that gun and ammunition: he said, he knew nothing of them: we found a piece of a gun filed off, to make it fit for a man's pocket, some bullets and powder in the hole we had information
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<p>Q. Did you hear him say any thing about these tea-spoons?</p>
<p>Peirce. I think he said they were his own.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-5-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the searching the prisoner's lodgings, I haul'd up part of the floor, and found the hole full of sand, and amongst the sand were several pair of spurs, and other things, with the piece of a gun, powder, and balls, two new files, and a large gimlet; he said he did not know how they came there, he had lodged there but a fortnight; he said the tea-spoons were his wife's, and desired us to leave them. We told him Williams had charged him: he said Williams could not hurt him, and that if he had been a thief, he should not have been so ragged as he was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Williams said, in Clerkenwell-prison one night, that he never knew me in his life, no farther than seeing me in prison, when he was there himself 2 or three sessions ago, and wanted some prisoners to swear he was mad, for he did not know what he did. I was abroad in his majesty's service, and served him 13 years, pretty near 6 of them were abroad: coming home, I took up with a young woman, and lived with her: those spoons belong to her: I do not know any thing of them: I have seen her have them several times. Williams said, Brebrook made him drink, and persuaded him to swear to me.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-5-person83"> Mary Long
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<interp inst="t17631207-5-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> (the woman that went for his wife) Williams gave me the two tea-spoons.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>M. Long. I cannot justly tell the day of the month.</p>
<p>Q. Who filed them in this manner?</p>
<p>M. Long. They were filed when he brought them to me, they were rough, he bid me rub the handles with a little sand.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the prisoner being taken up?</p>
<p>M. Long. I do.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before that?</p>
<p>M. Long. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. to Williams. Did you give this woman the tea-spoons?</p>
<p>Williams. It is all false, as God is true in Heaven.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you lived in that lodging?</p>
<p>M. Long. We had lived there a fortnight.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner pretty much at home?</p>
<p>M. Long. He was with me some times.</p>
<p>Wright. When I had taken the things out of the hole, she told me I need not feel for any more, saying there was no more.</p>
<p>Williams. This woman was to call us at the hours we wanted to go out at, when we laid down on the bed: she knowed what business her husband followed long before I kept him company.</p>
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<p>Detained to be tried in the county of Kent.</p>
<p>See him an evidence against Beaton for three highway robberies, No. 299, in last mayoralty. He was also an evidence against him for robbing 'Squire Thrale last Croydon assize, where he was cast and executed at Kennington, along with Bragger, another highwayman, on the 12th of August last. For Bragger, see No. 318, in last mayoralty.</p>
<p>See also Williams the evidence, tried for 3 burglaries,</p>
<p>No. 405, in last mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was there any quarrel or dispute between them and you in the street?</p>
<p>Owen. No, there was not. I held my hand up a-cross my head, to keep off the blows.</p>
<p>Q. What did he strike you with?</p>
<p>Owen. It was something short and heavy, I took it to be a stick. I saw my hat in his hand, I said he had stole my hat. He said, if I made any noise, he would knock my brains out, and took something up and throwed at me as I lay on the ground. A man and his wife called out at a window; then he made off, and threw my hat away, seeing the watchman coming, and said, D - n you, there's your hat; I went and took it up about 10 yards from where I lay. The prisoner was taken up the next day, and offered any money to be let go away; he was carried before the justice, there
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Owen. No, I never did to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Did he demand any thing of you?</p>
<p>Owen. No.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been in that house he came out of?</p>
<p>Owen. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any women at the door of that house?</p>
<p>Owen. No, the man that was with me, was very much hurt.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-6-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Buckle street. Upon hearing murder and watch called, I went and opened my window, and saw the prisoner beating the prosecutor on the ground; there was another man there, but he made off in an instant: it was right against my window. The prosecutor got up, and said, Stop thief, I have lost my hat; the prisoner flung it away, and said, if you make any noise, I'll take a brick and knock your brains out, he spoke that as to himself. He took up something, whether a brick or a stone, I know not; he flung it at the prosecutor, but it missed him; he then made off.</p>
<p>Mr. Thorp. I heard murder called in a very lamentable manner, I went out of my own door, and stopt the prisoner; he asked what he had done? I said, if you have done nothing but what is right, you will be let to go again; he made a slender excuse; he pretended the prosecutor and his companion had hit a window-shutter with a stick, which brought him out of the house.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say they had broke a window?</p>
<p>Thorp. No, he did not.</p>
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<p>On the 19th of October, I had been at Rumford Market, I left the market-place about seven in the evening, and went towards home; my father lives in a court in the Minories; going along Buckle-street, I went in at the Bunch of Grapes; there was a pot of beer on the table; I sat down, and in about half an hour, somebody coming by, hit their stick against the window shutters: I went to the door, and said you have broke the window, I hope you will make recompence for the damage done. Mr. Owen said, I'll knock you down, if you don't go away; he had a stick in his hand; I laid hold of that, we both fell down; after that he followed me with the stick, attempting to hit me; we got to pulling one another about for 7 or 8 minutes, the other man calling murder at the same time. I said to the landlord, I would go and call a watchman; for they were breaking the windows. I went to the watchman, and said, Come and take charge of a man for breaking the windows; then they gave him charge of me, for striking him and his companion. I went with them readily to the watch-house, and Mr. Owen was so drunk that he made a disturbance all the night there. I was in the Bail-dock. The next morning we went before Mr. Pell at the Angel and Crown; he asked him whether I demanded his money; he answered, no In the evening Mr. Owen and Mr. Roberts came to Clerkenwell to me, and said, if I had not charged them with breaking the windows, they would not have appeared against me. He said he would go home and drink with my mother, and discharge me in the morning.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I never had the cloth.</p>
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<p>Mr. Stauton. The prisoner worked with me 3 years, and behaved with a great deal of honesty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-9-person106" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was going home to Coleman-street on Sunday the 13th of November , about half an hour after 8 in the evening. A man followed me; and between
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<p>Q. Did he offer any violence to you?</p>
<p>S. Rice. He did not; he kiss'd me when he laid hold of me. I am sure I had my cloak on when he laid hold on me; it was united; and his behaviour frighted me a good deal, so that I am not capable of knowing whether the prisoner is the man or not; neither am I certain that he took it. He ran cross Cheapside, and I after him, crying, Stop thief. I did not stand to see whether it had fell where he stopt me. The prisoner was taken at the top of Bucklersbury, just at the corner of the Poultry.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the man in your view till taken?</p>
<p>S. Rice. No, I lost sight of him as he cross'd the way.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go back to look at the place where you miss'd your cloak?</p>
<p>S. Rice. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say when he was taken?</p>
<p>S. Rice. He said he knew nothing of it, he was running after the company. All I can say is, it was a man about his size, and he had a light-colour'd coat on.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-9-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming home that Sunday night in company with my wife; it wanted something of 9 o'clock; as we pass'd the end of King-street, we were remarking how thin the street was of people. When we got past Mercer's chapel, we heard the cry, Stop theif. I stood to listen which way the voice came, and saw the prisoner cross the way from the end of the Old Jury: he salter'd, and was almost down when he got cross (I believe his foot might take a stone): he felt down, and there I laid hold of him. He asked me what I stopt him for? Said I. you are in the hand of a constable, and I'll see what you are charged with. The prosecutrix came up, and charged him with taking her cloak from her. I said, go the way he came, and see for it. I believe six or seven people went down the Old Jury to look for it: nothing was found: he was searched, and nothing found upon him. I asked him why he ran; he said he was running after a friend; but there was no other person running in the street at that time.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-9-person108"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17631207-9-person108" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Prosecutrix). Was any body near you, when you was stopt, besides the man that stopt you?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. There was but one, as I saw, and he was I believe about 20 yards from me in Cheapside: this was when I first saw him: when he stopt and kiss'd me I saw nobody near me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get your cloak again?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, I never did.</p>
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<p>Jos. Williamson. On the 24th of November I was coming from the Mitre Tavern in Fleet street; I am not sure whether the clock had gone 12 or not (I am
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<p>Q. Is he here?</p>
<p>Williamson. No, he is not. I was told the man was taken; then I went to the watch-house door; the prisoner was there: he said, D - n you, you rascal, if you have lost your hat, pray where is mine? (the hat produced, and deposed to) I rather think this hat fell from my head by the blow, than that he took it from my head.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Williamson. I was very sober. I thought he might be somebody in the neighbourhood, seeing him without a hat.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he had not a hat in his hand?</p>
<p>Williamson. I saw both his hands, he could not have a hat in his hand: he struck me with his left fist.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-10-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman upon Ludgate-hill; I past by the china-shop there, and saw the prisoner that night standing at the door without a hat.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>James. This was as I began to go upwards, calling the hour twelve: returning again, I saw him and Mr. Williamson tusling together, and Mr. Williamson fell. I was at some distance, and did not see the blow given: I saw the prisoner take up the hat, and pursued him directly, and collar'd him; he threw the hat away behind him: I said, I had seen him without a hat. He asked me whether ever I had seen him without one before? I said no, not till then.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen him before?</p>
<p>James. I had seen him before about the hill.</p>
<p>Q. What distance of time between seeing him standing without a hat, and his taking up the prosecutors?</p>
<p>James. It was about 3 minutes distance.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he had no hat in his hand when standing at that door you mention'd?</p>
<p>James. He had no hat on his head, nor in his hand neither. I went close by him with my lanthorn.</p>
<p>Q. Had he wig on, or his own hair? ( note his hair appeared of some length under his wig).</p>
<p>James. He had a wig on when I took him; he said, where is my hat: said I, you have taken the gentleman's hat. Said he, I have lost mine, then I looked, where I observed his hand to have moved, and saw the prosecutor's hat lying 5 or 6 yards from him, it was a little dirty; this was at the bottom of the market. The Gentleman that took it up, is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-10-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was constable of the night. About the hour 12, I was in the watch-house, I heard the cry, Stop thief, I looked over the hatch, and saw the people run cross the way; I ran over, and asked which was the thief? they shewed me the prisoner, they brought him into the watch-house. A gentleman took up the hat, his name is Ismay; he is not here, he lives in Lower-Thames-Street, he delivered it to the prosecutor at the punch-house.</p>
<p>Q. How was the prosecutor as to liquor?</p>
<p>Spendilow. The prosecutor and prisoner were both sober, as I am now.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I lost my hat, I saw that hat lie there, I was going to take it up, but seeing it was not mine, (mine was a slapt one, and that was not) I did not take it; they called Stop thief: I was laid hold on, and taken into the watch-house.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>Hen. Keys. I have known the prisoner from an insant. I never heard any thing bad of him in my life.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Keys. He is a snuff-maker.</p>
<p>Q. Has he been in that business lately?</p>
<p>Keys. I cannot take upon me to say he has, because I have been abroad, I was steward to the British hospital in Germany.</p>
<p>Myer Abraham. I served my time with the prisoner's father, in the tobacco and snuff way. I always knew the prisoner to be a good-behaved
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176312070011"/> young fellow. If he was out now, I would employ him in my business.</p>
<p>Q. What business has he been in lately?</p>
<p>Abraham. I believe he has followed the tobacco and snuff-trade. I have sent him on errands, and he has brought me both money and goods within this six months.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-10-person115"> Isaac Fonsecco
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<interp inst="t17631207-10-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner's father lives in Hounsditch. I live in Petticoat-Square, I always heard a very good character of him; I could not believe this, till I saw him, in Wood-street compter.</p>
<p>Q. What business has he followed lately?</p>
<p>Fonsecco. He has not followed any business lately. I believe he has lately been at sea.</p>
<p>Saunders Aaron. I served my time with his father. I never knew any harm of him; he always did work for his father, as far as I find.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-10-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am his uncle, he is a very honest young lad, as far as I know.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Cordoza. I knew him from a child.</p>
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<p>13. (L.)
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<p>Q. When had you seen them in your shop last?</p>
<p>Dodd. I had seen them in my shop that very day.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any quantity of that mark?</p>
<p>Dodd. There were about five hundred weight of them, I found three more of them in another place; there were about half a ton of them at first.</p>
<p>Q. How many cheeses had you in your shop of that sort?</p>
<p>Dodd. There were about 50 of them on the shelf, the pile was full in the morning (that was 5 or 6) which were gone before I came home; that pile was on the shelf, very near to the outside of the window, the person need not come into the shop to take them; they might draw them from off the pile.</p>
<p>Q. Describe the situation of the shelf.</p>
<p>Dodd. The shelf is about three inches higher than the lower part of the window, where the sashes drop down.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner at the bar before?</p>
<p>Dodd. I never saw him before, to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-11-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am apprentice to the prosecutor. I was serving behind the counter about a quarter after eight o'clock that night. I saw two cheeses move from the shelf; I came from behind the counter (which is the opposite side the shop, my face was towards the shelf); there then was only they two on the pile; I ran out at the door, seeing them go out at the window, and followed the prisoner, who had got about 10 or 12 yards, and saw him put something under the flap of his coat. I went before him, and said, Friend, where are you going with them cheeses, and tapped him on the shoulder? He said, no where, only in a joke. I called him, and brought him into the shop, and took the two cheeses from under his arm. These are the same here produced; I am certain they are my master's property. I took him into the counting house, and sent for my master; then the prisoner said, Lord bless me, what have I done this for! a man put the cheeses into my hand as I was standing at the corner.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>On the 24th of last month, I was drinking at the Dolphin, in Honey-lane Market, till about 20 minutes after eight at night. I went home; a man that lodges in the house of Mr. Leven, said, James, I should be very much obliged to you, if you had come home sooner, and gone of an errand for me; said I, I'll go on an errand for you ten miles, if you want it, or for any body else; said he, carry these slides, belonging to a watch. to such a man in Holborn. I set out with them about 20 minutes after eight, and came opposite to Warwick lane; there I stopt to make water, and was buttoning up my breeches; coming out of the passage, a man said, be kind enough to lay hold of these two cheeses for a moment. Immediately I mist him; I had them not a minute in my hand before the man came and laid hold on me, and said, What are you doing with these cheeses? Said I, I am holding them for a man that is making water, or casing himself. I had been but five minutes out of our own house, before that man took me into his house: There were three more cheeses found in a house on the outside Newgate, and two others under Newgate. I never went out of our house till 25 minutes after eight o'clock.</p>
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Leven. He is a barber. On Thursday se'nnight some time, I believe between eight and nine, the prisoner came in, much in liquor, and a man that works with me in the motion branch, desired he would take three slides up to a person in Leather-lane, Holborn. I saw him go out with them; the next morning I had a note from him, to tell me he was in the Counter, and that he had not carried the slides. He bares a very good character. as far as ever I heard; he hardly was ever out of my house after eight or nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What is his employ at your house?</p>
<p>Leven. He sometimes works at wig-making, or mending in the garret.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he lodged with you?</p>
<p>Leven. He has lodged at my house between four and five months.</p>
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<p>14. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17631207-12-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a dyer. The prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17631207-12-defend127 t17631207-12-deflabel64"/>; I do business for several hosiers. I had 8 pieces of stocking-breeches delivered to me to dye, of Mr. Mole's, and six of Mr.
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<interp inst="t17631207-12-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's. The first were delivered to me on the 8th of August; the others the 1st of August. The prisoner quitted my service on the 19th, and was taken as he came into the neighbourhood; afterwards he was charged with taking the two pieces; he confessed one was pawned in Purple-lane, at Mr. Lane's; the other at the house of Mr. Tyer's on Clerkenwell-green, and they were found accordingly.</p>
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<persName id="t17631207-13-person138"> Samuel Stone
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<interp inst="t17631207-13-person139" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , my servant, went out about seven in the evening, with two hampers, to carry them to the Talbot Inn, White-chapel. The goods mentioned in the indictment, I believe, were in the hampers, but I did not see them put in. The man came back, and all was well; in about an hour after, a man came to me from the Inn. to let me know one of the hampers was stolen, and they had taken the thief, and charged the Headborough with him. I saw the prisoner at the Justice's the next day; he said. he thought it was a hamper of victuals, and he was very hungry.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know what was in the hamper that was taken away?</p>
<p>Roolf. There was 24 lb. weight of treacle in a jarr that I weighed myself, and other goods: The prisoner took that hamper that had the treacle in it, and we went with them to the Inn, and delivered them to the tapster, who took charge of them. The prisoner came away with me; when we had notice one hamper was stole, I went to the Inn again, the same night, and saw the man they h ad in custody, was the prisoner; he was in the Watch-house, and the hamper in the custody of the constable.</p>
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<p>Q. What time was it they brought the prisoner and parcel in?</p>
<p>Stockdale. It might be between six and seven in the evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-13-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am hostler to Mr. Stockdale. I was going in at the Taphouse door; the prisoner took a hamper out of the Taphouse, and set it upon a short post, just on the out-side the door; he said, my, lad, I wish you would lend me a hand with this on my shoulder: I seeing he had no knot, thought he was no porter; I observed which way he went; I held the door open, and asked my fellow servant, if any body had delivered a hamper? he said, no; I ran and catched the prisoner, about an hundred yards from the door, with it on his shoulder; I asked him, who delivered that to him; he threw it on the ground, and ran; I pursued, and called, stop thief. A butcher's man threw him down, and I took hold on him; I was within a yard of him all the way he ran.</p>
<p>Q. How far did he run?</p>
<p>Castle. He ran about twenty yards. I brought him back to my master's house; he said, he thought it was victuals; after that, Roolf came again to cur Inn, and said, it was one of the hampers that he brought to the Inn.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>What he says, is all false; another man took and gave me the hamper; but I never saw that man from that hour to this.</p>
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<p>16. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17631207-14-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor, Mr. Brandee. He is
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<p>Q. Where does Mr. Brandee live?</p>
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<p>Q. How did you mark the money?</p>
<p>Konmacker. We filed a little notch on the edge, in the milling, towards the head, on them. (The money produced, and inspected by the jury.) At first, she said, she had nothing by her but her own money.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she been servant in the family?</p>
<p>Konmacker. She had been servant there between nine and ten years.</p>
<p>Q. Had you use to lock that desk?</p>
<p>Konmacker. Very seldom.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-14-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am also a journeyman to the prosecutor; I can say the same as my partner has already said; I was present when her pockets were searched, and the marked money found.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I don't know how I came by that money, whether it was in change, or how; I changed money, took bills, paid money, and took money.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<p>John Brown. I live at the two blue posts in Bennet-street; I have been a little better than two
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<p>Mr. Culls. I live in St. James's Street; I am a grocer; the prisoner dealt with me; I have known her this eight or nine years; she always paid me my weekly bills for her master; sometimes she has let it go a fortnight, but never had any dispute.</p>
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<p>Mr. Kent. When the prosecutor came, I delivered the pair of sheets and pillowbier to him: I had them of the prisoner on the 8th of October; he said they were his own; that he had been an officer on board a ship, and he was going to sea again, and he would sell them out right: so I bought them of him for 11 s. he had before used my shop, and had the appearance of a gentleman: I did not suspect his stealing them.</p>
<p>(The things produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was not at Mr. Mundy's house on the 8th of October; I came away before that. I was midshipman 2 years on board the Buckingham, Capt. Parker, and behaved myself very well there. I was born in London, and brought up in the blue-coat hospital. I was discharged from on board the 4th of March last.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-16-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 5th of Nov. at very near 12 at night, I was going from my work, from the
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<p>Q. Did he, which you imagine to be the prisoner, seem to be in their company?</p>
<p>Bird. He did; and afterwards they went all cross the road together; but it being so dark, I could not be positive of the man's face; I suppose it to be the prisoner, by his frock and his hat, an old cock'd up hat, and a brownish frock, like that he now has on. After this, I was drinking with some coopers, at the Ship ale house, the bottom of Nightingale-lane: they asked me, which way I was robb'd? I told them, and described the prisoner; one of them went out, and fetched him in to me. I said, I believed, when he came in, him to be the man, to the best of my knowledge, but
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<p>Q. What trade is he?</p>
<p>Bird. He is a cooper by trade; he works in the cooperidge near the place where we were: after that, one Newton insisted I should take him up. He was, and the next day taken before Justice Berry, who committed him to Newgate; when he was taken, he had the same sort of a hat on.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any light near where you was robb'd?</p>
<p>Bird. There was a lamp near me. It was not above 5 yards from me, when I stood between the posts.</p>
<p>Q. Could that lamp afford you such light, so as to distinguish his person?</p>
<p>Bird. I did think it was he; I was positive it was the same frock.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say the prisoner was the man?</p>
<p>Bird. I would not for all the world swear he was the man.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any other witness?</p>
<p>Bird. No, I have not.</p>
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<p>Q. What part of your house was broke?</p>
<p>Stanley. To a window in a little back room are siding sashes, and on the outside are iron bars that cross each other, some upright, and some are fixed cross them, which makes square holes in them. In the morning, I found the sash was drawn back, and they made shift to get between the bars. They were not displaced.</p>
<p>Q. Where does that window open to?</p>
<p>Stanley. It opens into a yard, and there is a door that opens into Bell-alley, but that has been nailed up 3 or 4 years.</p>
<p>Q. Was the window on the ground floor?</p>
<p>Stanley. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Were the sashes fastened?</p>
<p>Stanley. No, there is no fastening to them; I imagined the bars were security enough.</p>
<p>Q. How wide is the window?</p>
<p>Stanley. It is about four or five feet wide, we found the cupboard in the bar broke open, that is in the tap room, about 4 or five yards from the window. I miss'd my plate, the same as mentioned in the indictment. They were taken from out of the cupboard.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see your plate last?</p>
<p>Stanley. I saw it over night. I made some brandy and water in the pint mug just before I went to bed, which was about 10 o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lock your cupboard door?</p>
<p>Stanley. It was locked over night, but was forced open; there were two folding doors to it, where I kept my books, plate, and spirituous liquors.</p>
<p>Q. How far were the iron bars asunder at the window?</p>
<p>Stanley. I think the holes were 8 or 9 inches square. I desired two of my neighbours to try them, and they being thin men, they both got through them. I advertised the things. Some of my neighbours came and told me, the prisoner, from a starving condition, was seen to have some money; so I went after her to shiperton, near Windsor, hearing the coachman had carried her there the day after this was done; there I took her at her mother's house; nothing being found opon her, she was cleared. This was on a Friday in last sessions, and the Thursday after she was stopt with the silver mug. I went to her in Wood-street Compter; there she ordered the goal-keeper to write me a note, to direct me where to get the spoons and things; that I should find some in a washing-tub, and the others in a lye-tub, at her mother's back door, at Shiperton. Then I and
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<persName id="t17631207-17-person167"> Jacob Levi
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<interp inst="t17631207-17-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live near Gravel-lane, Hounsditch; I am an hawker in the silver way. On the Thursday after last sessions, the prisoner at the bar came and asked for one Levi, a silversmith: my wife went out and said, here is one Mr. Levi, that deals in silver, but does not keep a silversmith's shop. She shewed her the mug, but my wife would not take it in till I came home. When I came home, my wife shewed me the mug; it seemed as if a coat of arms were taken out of it. I seeing three letters on the bottom, I went out and
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<persName id="t17631207-17-person168"> George Tucker
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<interp inst="t17631207-17-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : (See No. 407 in last mayoralty, the 2d trial of Tompkins. See also No. 391.) I said, I had no money, I would go out and get some: I went and brought a constable and stopt her. She went down on her knees, and begg'd I would let her go: we brought her to the Compter.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-17-person169"> Thomas Borrows
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<interp inst="t17631207-17-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Stanley sent for me to go with him to Shiperton; I heard the prisoner confess she broke the house open. I said, was there any body concerned with you? she said, no. She told us, she got over into the yard, by the help of a nail in the wall, which she put her foot upon. I went along with Mr. Stanley, and saw the other plate found in the tubs, as he has mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have known her about two years; she lived servant with me this time 2 years.</p>
<p>Mrs. Stanley. I know this plate to be our property (produced in court). I am always the last up. I saw this plate in the bar over night, before I went up stairs to bed, about 11 o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Have you no shutters to that window?</p>
<p>Mrs. Stanley. There is none, only sliding sashes; one, one way, and the other, the other. They were both shut when I went to bed. I went to see the prisoner when in Newgate, and asked her how she came to do it? She went on her knees, and cry'd, and said, she had no stays on, and went throw the bars very easy, and had nobody to help her. after she got over the wall, by the help of a nail.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-18-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mrs. Barr. I found a sheep dead on Monday the 14th of Nov. between 3 and 4 in the afternoon, in our field; it was my mistress's property; I carried what was left of it home; it was so far skinned, as to take the hind part away with the fat; the fore part and the whole skin was left: it was not a very fat sheep.</p>
<p>Q. Did it seem to have been fresh killed?</p>
<p>Argell. It might hav e been killed a day, it was cold.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen it before?</p>
<p>Argell. I saw it on the Thursday before; there were 15 of them in all, the rest were all there.</p>
<p>Job Blandford. I live in Featherstone street, and keep a tallow-chandler's shop. On the Tuesday morning, about 10 o'clock, the 15th of Nov. the prisoner came into my shop, with a bag in his hand, and asked me if I bought suet?</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Blandford. I never saw him before, to my knowledge; he put his bag on the counter, and shewed it me. I said, what is the price? he said, two pence half-penny a pound; he asked under the market price. It appeared to me to be the contents of the inside of a sheep, the caul-fat, the gut-fat, and kidney-fat. I saw some appearance of grass amongst it; I suspected it was stolen out of a grass field. It was not a very fat sheep; the kidneys were particularly thin in the fat.</p>
<p>Q. What was fat worth at that time?</p>
<p>Blandford. It was worth something more than 3 d. a pound. I asked him, how he came by it? he first mentioned some gentleman's name that lived on the farther side of Islington, that he brought it from there. I asked him. how he came to bring such fat as that from a gentleman's house? In 5 minutes time he said, he and another man bought it between them, to fell to get some soap. After that he said he bought it of a man in Islington Road. When I found he varied so much, and he was gathering his bag up in order to carry it somewhere else, I having a servant in my cellar, I said, I can't see that I can well weigh it in these scales; I made as if I would go for some scales, and call'd my man up, and got a constable, and took him and the fat to Hick's-hall to the Justices: there he stood to it, that he bought it of a man in Islington Road, and offered to send for somebody to his character, but he declin'd that.</p>
<p>Q. How much fat was there?</p>
<p>Blandford. There was 14 pounds and a half, bag and all; and I weigh'd the bag afterwards, and that weigh'd a pound and an half.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-18-person176" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Holborn; my husband is a taylor. The prisoner did belong to the Ambuscade: he used to come to my sister's, who keeps a public house; he lodged and boarded there seven months ago. I never saw any harm by him.</p>
<p>Q. Where does your sister live?</p>
<p>A. Price. At the Hare and Hound at Deptford. My brother and sister have his will and power now: they trusted him, and have not received all the money now.</p>
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<p>Q. Does any body besides you lie there?</p>
<p>Davis. No; the prisoner had worked for us some time before, but did not then.</p>
<p>Q. Was your room door lock'd?</p>
<p>Davis. I can't say whether it was or not. About four or five days after the prisoner was taken up for stealing another watch, and then I heard he had confess'd stealing mine; it was found at Mr. Peacock's, a pawnbroker (produced in court, and deposed to); I myself did not hear him confess it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-19-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was at the White Lion, in White-lion-street, Goodman's-fields: I have seen him there sundry times: this was about 10 minutes before 7 in the evening: he was in company with
<persName id="t17631207-19-person184"> Mary Taylor
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<interp inst="t17631207-19-person184" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , a servant of mine; she was waiting there till I came home, I having the key of the door: I went there to see for her. She said to me, Here is Bob has a watch to sell or pawn: he says it is his last shift he has to make. He told me he was obliged to go into the country, and should be up again in about two months, then he would take it out again. He took it out in public company, and opened it before this
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<interp inst="t17631207-19-person185" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and desired I would go along with him to pawn it. He said it was his father's watch; he wanted to buy a coat and waistcoat to go down in. I went with him to Mr. Peacock's: Mr. Peacock lent him 27 s. upon it: I believe this is the same watch. I told Mr. Peacock that the young man wanted to pledge it, and that I knew him; that he used a public house where he bore a good character.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell Mr. Peacock you knew it to be the prisoner's watch?</p>
<p>Alvares. I told him it was his watch.</p>
<p>Peacock. He told me over and over he knew it was his watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-19-person186" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ( to Alvares). How long have you known the prisoner?</p>
<p>Alvares. I had seen him 6 weeks or 2 months before; he used to work at the tobacco warehouse.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Alvares. I am a broker on the Royal Exchange; I trade for thousands.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever with the prisoner in pawning any other watch?</p>
<p>Alvares. No, I never was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-19-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the officer that took the prisoner out of bed on the 29th of October in the morning (he lodged with Mr. Tuck, within about 50 yards of where the watch was taken from) on the account of another watch. I asked him whether he had been guilty of any other fact? he said, yes, he had stole a young man's watch that worked at Mr. Sambrook's, and had pawned it at Mr. Peacock's. I asked him what he had done with the money? he said, he had but very little of it; that Mr. Aaron Alvares went with him to pawn it, and coming back Alvares took him into a bawdy-house: that Alvares spent a guinea of it in ale and cakes, and gave him but 4 shillings and a penny, and that Alvares had all the rest of the money.</p>
<p>Alvares. When we came into Goodman's-fields, the prisoner would go into a house there: the first thing he did, he called for a bottle of wine. I said, as you intend to buy some cloaths to your back, you had better save your money. He was surrounded by five or six women, and went up
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<p>Q. What money did you take?</p>
<p>Alvares. I put a quarter guinea and 4 s. and 6 d. in my pocket. The people wanted him to stay all night. I said, don't make a fool of yourself. He would stay all night. I said, come to me in Abel's Buildings for your money: I met him there, at the corner of the buildings, and delivered him his money.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a sworn broker?</p>
<p>Alvares. I am, on the Royal Exchange - No, I am not; my father was; I acted under him, when he was living.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>When I went to pawn the watch, Alvares said he knew it to be my own. After coming out, going along White-lion-street, at the sign of the Rose (I never was in the house before in my life), he went in, and call'd for a bottle of wine. All the while we were there he spent my money. He gave me 4 shillings and a penny; that was all I had out of the guinea.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-19-person188"> Jane Turney
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<interp inst="t17631207-19-person188" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner ever since he was a child. When the poor creature came to town, destitute, he having a first cousin who lived servant with Major Collins, he lay at my house on nights, and had his victuals at the major's in the Tower. I never heard any ill of him before: I really believe he was drawn away by this bad company.</p>
<p>Alvares. Here is a servant of mine that was in company, please to examine her; her name is
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<persName id="t17631207-19-person190"> Mary Taylor
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<interp inst="t17631207-19-person190" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have lived servant with Mr. Alvares about 8 months.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>M. Taylor. He is a 'change broker. He sent me to a public house, the White Lyon, for a pot of beer, for supper; while that was drawing, I sat down by the prisoner at the bar: the prisoner said to me, he had got a watch in his pocket, and he would pawn or sell it, if I would go and lie with him all night. I told him, I was no such person. He said he would give me the money, whate'er it came to, either by pawning or selling. I happened to stay till Mr. Alvares came for me; I told Mr. Alvares what he said. He told Mr. Alvares he would sell or pawn it to get some cloaths. They went out together, and I went home.</p>
<p>Q Where was Mr. Alvares when you went out for the pot of beer?</p>
<p>M. Taylor. He was at home.</p>
<p>Newton. I verily believe Mr. Alvares is greatly more to blame than the prisoner at the bar.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him, on account of the other watch.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17631207-20-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mrs. Yates lives at Hadly, by Barnet; I am her son-in-law. We turned a brown horse out upon the common, on the 28th of Oct. and we miss'd him about 8 the next morning.</p>
<p>Q. Describe the Gelding.</p>
<p>Cook. He has a white spot on the saddle-mark, about as big as a half crown, on the off side. I went about the country, and not finding him, I advertised him on the 1st of Nov. On the same day, I was told there was some reason to suspect the prisoner; he came down that very day fortnight I lost the horse.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Cook. I did. He had lived with Mr.
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. How long might the prisoner live with Mr. Seers at Barnet?</p>
<p>Cook. Five or six years, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. What was Mr. Seers?</p>
<p>Cook. He was a distiller.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where he went to live afterwards?</p>
<p>Cook. I believe he went to live with captain Seers, Mr. Seers's brother.</p>
<p>Q Were there any promises made the prisoner in order to this confession?</p>
<p>Cook. No, none at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-20-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Hadley; I took a ride with Mr. Cook to Chipset, we found the horse by Kent-street road.</p>
<p>Q. Whose horse is it?</p>
<p>Davis. It is the property of Mrs. Yates, a Baker at Hadley.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-20-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I set out from the Borough to go to Chipset, on Friday the 28th of October, at 5 in the morning, with another person. The prisoner kept us company all the way. We lay at a place called Lock's-bottom; there I bought this gelding of the prisoner; it was the horse he rode on.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that place from London?</p>
<p>Lutham. It is about 12 miles and a half from London; the prisoner said he was going to Tunbridge. He said the horse cost him five guineas, that he bought him to go a smuggling with, but he was going into place again, and was willing to sell him.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give for him?</p>
<p>Lutham. He ask'd 5 guineas; at last we agreed for 2 guineas and a half, and paid for him at the Cock at Chipset: the same horse Mr. Cook came and own'd in the field by Kent-street road. After I paid for the horse, the prisoner gave me this receipt; he said his name was Williams; he could not write, but made his mark by that name.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Lutham. I buy and sell apples.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Lutham. I never saw him before to my knowledge?</p>
<p>Q. Is he the same man you bought the horse of, are you certain? ( The prisoner is a black.)</p>
<p>Lutham. I believe him to be the same man; I know I bought him of a blackamoor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I do not know any thing of it.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-20-person199"> Samuel Seers
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<interp inst="t17631207-20-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; I have known the prisoner about 12 years; he was servant to my brother about six years, or rather better, at Barnet; he left my brother's service about five years ago, and came to me; he lived with me about six months, till I went abroad, and I left him behind. I always had an extreme good character of him, as a very honest fellow: my brother recommended him to me as such, and I found him so; he was trusted at my brother's with horses and things, and with me with every thing I had. My going abroad in the government's service, was the cause of my leaving him; I recommended him to Mr. Danser, a surgeon, at Barnet; this was in the latter end of the year 58. Mr. Danser gives him an extream good character, and would have attended here if possible he could, but as the trial was very uncertain coming on, he could not.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been returned to England?</p>
<p>S. Seers. I have been in England about eight months; the prisoner came to me about 10 days before he was taken up, and told me he was out of service; I told him I would take care and get him a place. Was he at liberty, I really would take him into my service now.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-20-person200" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him about 12 years; he lived with my father six years; he was a very honest, faithful servant: his character has been very good since; I never heard to the contrary till now.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Miss H. Seers. I live at Barnet.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen the prisoner lately?</p>
<p>Miss H. Seers. I have heard of him frequently within this last 12 months.</p>
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<p>Ollof Werge. I am a Swede, I live in Wapping: the prisoner at the bar borrowed a seal of me to seal a letter; I handed the seal watch and all to him, he went away with it; I did not see him till after he was taken up.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Werge. This will be six weeks ago to-morrow.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you let him have the watch?</p>
<p>Werge. At
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<p>Q. Had he a letter to seal</p>
<p>Werge. I do not know that he had; I went on board my ship, and forgot to ask him for my watch. He was taken up about 8 days after; before the Justice he said he sold it in Whitechapel road for a guinea and half.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get it again?</p>
<p>Werge. No, I never did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-21-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor lodged at the same house which I do at present, the Ship in Wapping, so did the prisoner; he absconded six weeks ago to-morrow: as soon as he was taken up, he confessed he had taken 3 s. out of my chest, my property, and that he borrowed Mr. Werge's watch to seal a letter, and afterwards sold it for a guinea and half.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose any money out of your chest?</p>
<p>Hudson. I know I lost 3 s.</p>
<p>Henry Hall. Campbell own'd to me that the watch was safe enough; I went with him in order to get it; he made a break away from me, and was taken again, I carried him before the Justice, but we never could find what he did with the watch.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I borrow'd the watch to seal a letter; I put it in my pocket in a hurry, and forgot to return it; I met with two or three men that made me in liquor, and they got me to pawn it for a guinea and half.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17631207-22-off115 t17631207-22-crimeloc118"/>; I had been out, and when I returned my mate told me they had discovered a thief; there was some tobacco taken out of a hogshead; Hallett was charged with it, and he discover'd it, and said others had a hand in it as well as he; then Herring was taken up, and before Justice Berry charged with stealing the tobacco. Hallet said he had a piece of spun yarn in his pocket, which he made fast to the tobacco, and carried the other end to the under part of the deck, near the fore-scuttle; and, in the night-time, between nine and ten o'clock, he took an opportunity, and broke the scuttle, and hauled the tobacco up out of the hole; the hatches were all locked down; the tarpauling was over the scuttle, so that we could not discover it.</p>
<p>Q. What is the skuttle?</p>
<p>Boyes. That is a small hatch: he acknowledged they carried the tobacco on shore, and sold it for 5 s. we made enquiry after the man, but he is got away; Herring said he was with Hallet in selling the tobacco, and had part of the money. They say themselves there were 10 lb. and they sold it for 5 s.</p>
<p>Q. Are the prisoners seamen on board your ship?</p>
<p>Boyes. Herring came home with me by the run, the other I hire to work on board.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever meet with the tobacco again?</p>
<p>Boyes. No, I never did.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-22-person215"> John Stewart
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<interp inst="t17631207-22-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am mate of this ship. On Sunday morning the 11th of November, I went on board; the people there said there had been thieves on board. I took a candle and looked about the vessels; there were none broke on the Saturday; I saw a quantity of tobacco was gone, about 20 or 30 pounds. On Sunday morning, I went in search of the two prisoners, who were gone that morning: I took Hallett, who told me there were more concerned than himself. He told me where he had disposed of it, and shewed me the house.</p>
<p>Q. What was you to do for him in return for telling you?</p>
<p>Steward. Nothing at all. I told him he should go along with the other.</p>
<p>Q. Did he expect not to be prosecuted for telling you so?</p>
<p>Steward. I suppose he understood he was not to be prosecuted. On the Sunday night, I acquainted the captain with it, (I had let him go) the captain thought proper to take him up, and carry him before the Justice, and there he confest the same. When Herring was taken up, he confess'd he was concerned, but he said but little Hallet said Herring was as much concerned as he was.</p>
<p>Hallet's Defence.</p>
<p>The mate came on shore, on Summer's key, on Sunday, and took us on board, and told me, if would tell him which way the tobacco went, I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176312070021"/> should not be hurt, and I went and showed them the house where we sold it.</p>
<p>Herring's Defence.</p>
<p>I confessed nothing about it, because I was innocent.</p>
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<p>26. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-off121" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one pair of silver tea-tongs, value 7 s. one long lawn apron, value 2 s. 6 d. four muslin-aprons, value 10 s. one silk-apron, five muslin-ruffles, two gause-handkerchiefs, one muslin-handkerchief, one linnen-handkerchief, two laced caps, three yards and a half of lace, three yards and three quarters of gause, eight yards and a half of other lace, sixteen yards of other lace, four yards of silk-ribbon, ten yards of persian silk, one dimity robe for a child, one remnant of crimson-sattin, one pair of child's shoes, one fan, and one guinea </rs>; the property of
<persName id="t17631207-23-victim219" type="victimName"> Ann Flight
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<persName id="t17631207-23-person220"> Ann Flight
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a
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<p>Q. How many maid-servants do you keep in the house?</p>
<p>A. Flight. I keep only one.</p>
<p>I was afraid then, she was not so good as she should be; I was fearful of taking her character away, as I had a character with her; her bed-fellow took an opportunity to take her key of her box at night, and brought it to my sister that lives with me. In the morning I was told, my sister had opened the prisoner's box, which stood in a garret, up four pair of stairs (the prisoner lay with a journeywoman, up two pair of stairs; I then went to my brother to advise with him, what I had best to do; he said, as things of mine had been seen in her box, that were of a considerable value, I had better send for a constable, and have the box opened; I did, and, when it was opened, the things had been removed out of it; there was a long-lawn apron of mine found in it; I then talked with her, and, with a great deal to do, she fetched the things to me from where she had put them; she would have delivered them to me, and I refused to take them; then she delivered them to the constable: they were all pinned up together.</p>
<p>Q Where did she fetch them from?</p>
<p>A. Flight. She fetched them from out of the room where she lay; the bundle was opened in my presence; there were every thing that is laid in the indictment, except the lawn-apron, and two or three trifling things.</p>
<p>Q. Mention them?</p>
<p>A. Flight. A pair of silver tea-tongs, four muslin-aprons, a silk-apron, five muslin-ruffles, two gause handkerchiefs, two linnen-caps laced, three yards and a half of lace, three yards and three quarters of gause eight yards and a half of lace; sixteen yards of lace, four yards of silk-ribbon, ten yards of persian silk, one dimity robe for a child a remnant of crimson sattin, a pair of child's shoes, and a fan; when I went for the prisoner first, I told her, my sister had seen these things in her box; at first she denied it very strongly, but afterward she did acknowledge all that was in that bundle were my property; at first, she said nothing of the guinea, or that ever she took any thing that belonged to me.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you suppose she stole them from?</p>
<p>A. Flight. She acknowledged, she took the best of the lace from off the counter, while my sister was serving a customer.</p>
<p>Q Mention her words as near as you can recollect?</p>
<p>A. Flight. She said, she came down for some thing, and took one of the cards of lace; the rest of the lace we think she took, as it was carried up for work: There were some things in wear, some I believe she took out of my drawers, and out of the soul-bag; when I once went out, when I came to the end of my journey I missed an apron, which I knew I had laid out, in order to take with me.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Had there been a quarrel between the prisoner and the rest of the people in the house?</p>
<p>A. Flight. Not as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Whether the apron you saw in her box was after the key had been taken from her in the night-time?</p>
<p>A. Flight. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her take the things out of the drawer?</p>
<p>A. Flight. I did, her back was towards me, I was in the room.</p>
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<p>A. Flight. They were.</p>
<p>Q. Had it any lock upon it?</p>
<p>A. Flight. No, it had not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that she took the guinea?</p>
<p>A. Flight. I heard her acknowledge she took it; and, I believe, there are several others here, that heard it too.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-23-person221"> Mary Flight
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<persName id="t17631207-23-person222"> Margaret Cudlet
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<p>Q. What time of the night?</p>
<p>M. Flight. It was betwixt eleven and twelve: I had desired Miss to get the key out of her pocket, and bring it to me.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you then?</p>
<p>M. Flight. I was in bed, and Miss brought it to me in the dark; my room is betwixt her room and the garret. I laid it under my pillow till morning, and got up about six; then I went up and opened her box.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lay alone?</p>
<p>M. Flight. I had another journeywoman, named Wintworth, lay with me, she is now out of town. I opened the box, and saw a bundle which I opened, and saw most of the things that were found in it afterwards; then I pinned it up again, and locked the box, and the journeywoman that lay with me took the key, and went down with me, and put it under the drawers, where the bundle was afterwards found: I acquainted my sister with it; I was in the room when the prisoner was sent for, when the constable was there. My sister charged her with taking the guinea, and several other things; she denied taking any thing, then my sister desired her to go up and fetch the things. At first, she said, she had lost the key of her box; but, at last, she pulled it out of her stays. I saw the long-lawn apron, and some laced caps, that were not in the bundle in the box, when it was open. After that, my sister desired her to deliver the bundle, saying, she knew she had it; then she went with my sister into the room, and offered it her; my sister refused it, then she delivered it to the constable. We did not, at that time, know she had removed them from her box, the box was up four pair of stairs, the bundle was in the second pair of stairs room.</p>
<p>A. Flight. She went directly to the drawer, without opening any other. These drawers were used in common by her and the journeywoman.</p>
<p>Q. To M. Flight. Had any thing passed before the constable was sent for, that gave her any suspicion?</p>
<p>M. Flight. Nothing but missing the key out of her pocket, which I suppose, made her mistrust.</p>
<p>Q. What time was she first called down stairs?</p>
<p>M. Flight. That was between nine and ten o'clock, that was the first notice she had, that she was likely to be charged.</p>
<p>Q. What time did she get up that morning?</p>
<p>M. Flight. She got up between six and seven, that was her usual time.</p>
<p>Q. Had she been out at the door?</p>
<p>M. Flight. She had not, as I know of; she could not easily have gone out, without being known. I had desired a journeywoman to watch her, that she did not go out.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the journeywoman bring you the key?</p>
<p>M. Flight. I did; I rang for the maid to get up, to go down stairs to warm a little water, in order that the journeywoman might take the key out of her pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any body with you, when you opened her box?</p>
<p>M. Flight. No; I did not?</p>
<p>Q. Was the box locked?</p>
<p>M. Flight. It was?</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any notice to the prisoner, what you had seen, when she first came down in the morning?</p>
<p>M. Flight. No; I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her come down?</p>
<p>M. Flight. I saw her between seven and eight in the morning; she came down to breakfast, and went up to make her bed betwixt eight and nine.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the bundle taken out of the drawer?</p>
<p>M. Flight. I did not.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-23-person223"> Margaret Cudlet
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person223" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a journeywoman at Mrs. Flight's; I lay with the prisoner. Mrs.
<persName id="t17631207-23-person224"> Mary Flight
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person224" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> desired me to get the prisoner's key, that night that we suspected she had the guinea; I took it out of her pocket, and carried it up immediately to Mrs.
<persName id="t17631207-23-person225"> Mary Flight
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person225" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<p>Q. Where did you find the prisoner's pocket?</p>
<p>M. Cudlet. It lay on some drawers by the bedside.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the pocket she had worn that day?</p>
<p>M. Cudlet. I suppose it was; I saw no other.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the prisoner at that time?</p>
<p>M. Cudlet. She was then gone down stairs.</p>
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<p>M. Cudlet. She had before me; this was about a quarter of an hour after I was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was she undressed when she went down?</p>
<p>M. Cudlet. I suppose, she slipt on a petticoat, to go down, when my mistress rang the bell.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-23-person226"> John Hubord
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the constable; I was sent for to take this woman in charge, on the 28th of October, between ten and eleven in the morning. When I came there, Mrs.
<persName id="t17631207-23-person227"> Ann Flight
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person227" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> told me, she had lost some things, and she thought, she, the prisoner, had them. She first mentioned a guinea, which was lost the day before; and, upon that suspicion, there were some things seen in her box that morning; they could not find the key, neither would the prisoner deliver it to them. One of the ladies went to look for it, under some drawers in a room, up either two or three pair of stairs, but could not find it. The prisoner, herself, said she did not know where it was; I was charged with her; I said, Molly, produce the key, you had much better produce it; she said, she knew nothing of it, but, upon intreaties from her mistress, me, and others, she, at last, pulled it out of her bosom, and looked like one that was struck almost dumb; then I said, now, Molly, go up and unclock your box, and let us see, whether this bundle is in your box or not. I followed her up, and the two Mrs. Flights; when the box was open. there was no bundle to be found; she was asked where it was, and was told it was in that box that morning; she said, she knew nothing of a bundle, or that there had been one there; Mrs. Flight said, she had seen it, and desired her to fetch it; then they went down one or two pair of stairs, I did not go with them; the prisoner there produced the bundle, that was unpinned or untied, before me.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-23-person228"> Charles Holmes
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable in the precinct where Miss Flight lives; the bundle was delivered into my custody by the last evidence, and I have had it ever since. The guinea was found in it, wraped up in a piece of brown silk. (The bundle produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>A. Flight. I would not have sworn to the guinea and tea tongs, had not the prisoner acknowledged, she had taken them from me; here is my own writing, as to the quantity and price of the lace on the cards, and the ribbon the same, and my own name is on the apron.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-23-person229"> John Flight
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person229" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17631207-23-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My sister came and told me, the key had been left in a drawer, and a guinea was missing. She desired my advice in it; I went there, the constable was sent for. I was present at the opening the things; after the bundle was produced by the prisoner. I asked the prisoner if they were all her mistress's things? she declared they were th at the time we were untying or unpinning the bundle or just before. I took up the bundle and shook it, the guinea was the first thing that fell down; there was also the tea-tongs. My sister said, I do not remember we ever left the shop open. I cannot tell which way you came by this of lane? said the prisoner, you was serving a customer one day, and I came down, and took it off the counter.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of them. I only saw them in my box: I lay with a young lady; they called me up between twelve and one at night my pockets had laid on the drawers two or three days before the young lady owned she had taken the key out of my pocket while I was down stairs they kept the key all night. About 10 o'clock. I wanted to go to my box. I felt for my key, and missed it out of my pocket. I kneeled down, and took it up under the drawers, I saw a bundle which was not mine I took it out of my box, and carried it down into the room where I lay, which I thought a person had put in there, they all owed me a great grudge. I was going out of the house several times, but they would not let me: the next day, they went for a constable, and gave me into his custody; they told me they lost a guinea out of a bureau, and asked me if I knew any thing of it? I said no. They asked me if I had any more things in my custody of theirs? I said I had not. They said we know of more, for we have seen every thing you have in your box. They dragged me up stairs, and in my fright, I did not know where my key was. It was in my bosom; I opened my box; they asked me where my bundle was? I said I had carried it down into the room where I use. They shook a guinea out of it, and asked me if any thing besides was there. I said I believed not. I did not know what they were. I never saw the lace till they opened it in the room; they asked me when I took the lace? I said I knew nothing of it.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. How long had the prisoner lived with you?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. She has lived with me between four and five months.</p>
<p>Q. to M. Cudlet. Was there ever any quarrel between you and the prisoner?</p>
<p>M. Cudlet. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Was she ever about going away on any disputes?</p>
<p>M. Cudlet. No, never.</p>
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<persName id="t17631207-23-person230"> John Barber
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Threadneedle street, and am a glazier by trade: I have known the prisoner at the bar by sight; she lived at Mr. White's and Mrs. Flight's. That is all I have to say.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-23-person231"> Eleanor Connoly
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person231" type="given" value="Eleanor"/>
<interp inst="t17631207-23-person231" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her about a year and a half; I never knew any thing amiss of her till now: I lived in her father's house, in Three-Nun court; I never saw any thing amiss of her while I was there.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-23-person232"> Sarah Grover
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person232" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17631207-23-person232" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in the Old 'Change; I have known her about 2 years: I have very little to say as to her character; I know very little of her; I lodg'd in her father's house.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-23-person233"> Margaret Welch
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person233" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Three-nun court, Threadneedle-street, she is a sober honest woman, as far as I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-23-person234" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Three-nun court, I have known her about three quarters of a year. She bears a very good character, as far as ever I heard or know.</p>
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<p>27. (L.)
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<persName id="t17631207-24-person241"> Margaret Tucker
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<interp inst="t17631207-24-person241" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Last Monday, I saw the prisoner and another man standing by a hogshead of tobacco, the prisoner was taking some out; I asked him if that tobacco belonged to him? he said yes. I said, I would call for assistance; he ran away, and was stopped with 17 lb. and an half of Tobacco, bag and all, by Mr. Sedgwick.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-24-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to Mr. Longden on Smart's key. I knowing
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<interp inst="t17631207-24-person243" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's voice, ran and seized the prisoner with the tobacco upon him, to the amount of about 17 lb. weight; the hogshead from whence he took it, belonged to
<persName id="t17631207-24-person244"> Robert Fairbane
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going to Billingsgate, to get some fish; a person said, if I would carry that parcel for him, he would give me something. I took the bundle, and walked away, and was seized with it directly.</p>
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<p>28. (M.)
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<persName id="t17631207-25-person250"> John Walker
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<interp inst="t17631207-25-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 22d of October, the things mentioned were stolen from me; I missed them the next morning. I wrote bills, describing the cloaths, and dispersed them to the pawnbrokers, by which means the prisoner was apprehended, and taken before Sir
<persName id="t17631207-25-person251"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17631207-25-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Sir John sent for me; I was not at home, my wife went. She came and told me there were strong marks of guilt on the person taken up, and that I must attend, which I did. I heard the prisoner confess he had pawned the things mentioned at two different pawnbrokers, Mr. Waltam and Mr. Scriven, where they were found.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-25-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 26th of October, the prisoner pledged two coats with me, in the name of Johnson, about 11 o'clock in the day time.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-25-person253"> James Jommet
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<interp inst="t17631207-25-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Scriven; the prisoner pawned a coat and a pair of everlasting breeches with me, on the 22d of Oct. (the goods produced and deposed to).</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Johnson asked me to go along with him, which I did, not with intent to do any thing bad: he said he was going to see a lady, but he knew she was not at home. I happened to be a little in liquor, and staid while he brought the things. I am the man that pawn'd them, I confess: I have been lately discharged from a man of war. I was a midshipman.</p>
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<p>29. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17631207-26-off136" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one pewter quart pot, value 18 d. and one quart of strong beer, called porter, val. 3 d 1/2 and 2 s. 2 d. 1/2 in moneys, numbered </rs>, the property of
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<persName id="t17631207-26-person257"> Elizabeth Pocock
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<interp inst="t17631207-26-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , told me, a man had ordered a pot of porter, and change for half a crown, to be carried to Mr. Barker's, a shoemaker, in Finch-lane, which I sent by Rolf: he came back again; and the prisoner, with the pot, were brought in, in less than a quarter of an hour; he was search'd, but no money found upon him. He said he had hit his hand against a post, and the money flew out of his hand: he acknowledged, he was guilty of the charge; he was taken to Guildhall, and before Sir
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<persName id="t17631207-26-person260"> John Rolf
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<interp inst="t17631207-26-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mrs. Pocock; the prisoner came into the house, and said, he wanted a pot of porter, and change for half a crown; to be carried to Mr. Barker's, a shoemaker, over the way. He then went out again. I carried a pot of porter, and 2 s. 2 d. 1/2 as he ordered; there was the prisoner at the door; he took the beer and change out of my hand, and said he was going in there, and bid me go back for another pot. I asked the shoemaker if the beer was to come there? he said no, he knew nothing of it. While I was talking to him, the prisoner was running away with the beer and money; then I went directly after him; he ran round the corner, and I after him, calling, Stop thief: Mr. Rogers stopped him. The prisoner put the beer down at the corner of the street; as we were coming back with the prisoner, there I saw it. The prisoner confess'd he bit his hand against a post, and knocked the money out of his hand.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-26-person261"> Samuel Rogers
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<interp inst="t17631207-26-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going from the 'Change on the 19th of October: I heard the cry Stop thief, Stop thief, by three or four voices: I saw the prisoner come running down; he himself cried out, Stop thief. I stopt him immediately: after that,
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<interp inst="t17631207-26-person262" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> the boy, and three or four men came up. Said I, what has this man done? the boy said he had ran away with a pot of beer, and change for half a crown: I asked the boy where he lived? he said, at the Cock and Wool-pack. I said, perhaps the man has thrown the money away at the corner of Finch-lane; we found the pot under a boxmaker's window, about half full of beer. We took him to the shoemaker's shop: the shoemaker said, the prisoner was the man that had the full pot of beer. Then we carried him to Mrs. Pocock; he was
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176312070027"/> searched, but no money found upon him; presently he confessed he had taken the change, and pot of beer. I asked him how he could do such a pitiful trick? his answer was, I am necessitated; I have taken 27 guineas since I came from sea, which is about three weeks ago, and have not a farthing left.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Coming through Aldersgate-street, I and two or three more of my ship-mates had some beer together. I ordered a pot of beer to Mr. Barker's, having half a crown in my pocket when I left my company in Leadenhall street; when the boy brought it, I ordered another pot of beer, and finding I had not the half crown, I said I must go and get some money: I put the pot down, and was going, and they pursued me.</p>
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<p>30. (M.)
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<persName id="t17631207-27-person266"> Robert Dunn
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<interp inst="t17631207-27-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I do business for Mr. Brown; I am a taylor: he is not in town. Some time ago, some gentlemen were at my house that had lost some things; upon which I went to Sir
<persName id="t17631207-27-person267"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17631207-27-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; I told him my suspicions of my servant the prisoner; he desired me to bring her before him: upon searching her, there was a pawnbroker's ticket found upon her; then Sir John ordered me to go and search at that pawnbroker's; this was on the 9th of Nov. last: I found a pair of silk breeches, the property of John Brown, Esq; the pawnbroker brought them to Sir John's (produced in court).</p>
<p>Q. What is Mr. Brown?</p>
<p>Dunn. He is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17631207-27-victim265 t17631207-27-viclabel147"/>: these breeches were left in my bed-room, about 2 months ago. I delivered them to the prisoner to lay into the cloaths chest.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-27-person268"> James Walton
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<interp inst="t17631207-27-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in the Strand. On the 6th of October last, the prisoner at the bar pledged these breeches with me; she said, she brought them for a gentleman where she lodged. I lent her 7 s. 6 d. upon them.</p>
<p>Q. to Dunn. When did Mr. Brown go out of town?</p>
<p>Dunn. I really cannot recollect when it was; it was about two months ago, if not more: he was gone out of town long before I saw the breeches. He is now in Wales.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in necessity for a little money, and pledged these, thinking to redeem them before he came to town again, which was my full intention: they were delivered to my care till he returned again.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-27-person269"> Ann Harris
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<interp inst="t17631207-27-person269" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner 4 years; she was always a sober girl, as far as ever I saw. I knew her in Ormond-street, a servant. When she was out of place, she came to me: she nurs'd me in my lying in.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-27-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a shoemaker by trade. I have worked for the prisoner; she always paid me honestly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-27-person271" type="given" value="Susannah"/>
<interp inst="t17631207-27-person271" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her some years. She is a very honest girl.</p>
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<p>31, 32. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17631207-28-off153 t17631207-28-crimeloc156"/>; my cellar was broke open, and about two dozen and a half of old shoes were missing on the 14th of Nov. and last Saturday was sennight, I found Magloughlin exposing two of the pairs to sale. I found another pair in her room: I took her before the justice; there she declared her husband made them. I know by the stamp upon the soles, they are my property. Her husband was asked; he said he had not done any such work for 12 months: then I took up the other prisoner Turpin; she owned she had given three pair to Magloughlin, and said she found them on Tower-hill, at 2 o'clock on a Sunday morning.</p>
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<p>33. (M.)
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<p>Q. What is a ridget?</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-29-person285" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
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<interp inst="t17631207-29-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard, the prosecutor had lost a dung-fork; I borrowed one of the prisoner's son, he gave me it out of his father's cart. (The things produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought the ridget out of an old iron shop in London; the dung-fork, I know nothing about.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17631207-29-off162 t17631207-29-crimeloc164"/>; I lost five trusses of hay, on the 25th of November, at night, out of my cart-house, where my carts stood loaded; I had seen the prisoner that day before, at an ale-house just by, with a little horse and a little cart; I tracked the cart from that ale-house to my hay, and from thence to Highgate, where I found the prisoner and the hay, at a little old house opposite to the black dog: I took him up on suspicion, and asked him, if he knew who owned a little cart, he said, he did? I said, I should be glad if he would show me the cart, he said he would; he carried me to the other end of Highgate, there, as soon as I saw the cart, I knew it; for the near wheel had three nails on it, bigger than the rest, by which means I traced it. I asked him to show me the hay, he did; I found three trusses left, I knew the hay very well; I asked him, if he was not at Gally-corner? he said, no: I said, was you not there such a time? then he said, he was: I lost the hay on the Saturday night, and found it again, on the Sunday, about eleven; he told me, he bought the hay in this place and the other place, and gave a very poor account of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-29-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Arnott; I saw the hay at Highgate, on the Tuesday, in the prisoner's stable. I knew it as soon as I saw it; it was of my own binding; I can swear positively to it.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-29-person291"> James Groom
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<interp inst="t17631207-29-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep Whetstone Turnpike: between the hours of eleven and twelve, on Friday night, the 25th of November, a little cart came through the Turnpike; there was some hay and a man and a boy with it. I can't say who drove it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>This hay I bought at market; the prosecutor said, he set a man and a boy to watch; they were strange watchers, that they could not observe a man taking the hay away.</p>
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<p>34. (M.)
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<persName id="t17631207-30-person298"> Joseph Hobbs
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<interp inst="t17631207-30-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a house in Marybone parish: my wife and I went out in the evening, of the 24th of October, about eight o'clock; we staid till about eleven; when we came home, my wife looked in the corner-cupboard, where the money was put; she found the door broken, and 5 l. and upwards was taken away; the prisoner was absent that night.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-30-person299" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , had some clothes in my house, the same as mentioned in the indictment, they also were taken away. I went to Sir
<persName id="t17631207-30-person300"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17631207-30-person300" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17631207-30-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in the morning, and got the prisoner advertised; he was taken at Ipswich; he was brought up on the Tuesday; Sir John committed him to the Gatehouse; the clothes are all found. I have known the prisoner ten years; I never knew any ill of him before. I thought myself as happy as any man in England with a servant; he was a very diligent servant.</p>
<p>Q. Had you paid him his wages?</p>
<p>Hobbs. He had had more of me than his wages came to.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-30-person301"> Samuel Jackman
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<interp inst="t17631207-30-person301" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17631207-30-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I left the clothes mentioned, at my brother's, Mr. Hobbs's. They were found in the possession of two pawnbrokers; at Mr. Powell's was found a coat and waistcoat, with gold binding. The dimity waistcoat and shirt was found at another pawnbroker's.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-30-person302"> John Hadson
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<interp inst="t17631207-30-person302" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17631207-30-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker in Oxford-road (he produced two linnen waistcoats and a
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<persName id="t17631207-30-person303"> Jacob Magg
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<interp inst="t17631207-30-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Oxford-road; the prisoner pawned a coat and waistcoat with me, on the 24th of October, about nine in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. To prosecutor. Did you get your money again?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I don't remember, that he ever confessed that.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>35. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17631207-31-person308" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Anderson; he is my uncle. The prisoner came as a lodger to our house; I lay in a first pair of stair's room; the prisoner was gone to bed before I went up; his room was up three pair of stairs; I went to go to bed, and heard a disturbance below stairs; I went down stairs, and saw the prisoner at the bar in the fore-room; I asked him, what he wanted; he told me, he wanted to go out; I told him, there was a door backwards; I did not know that any thing was lost at that time; on turning himself round, I saw an apron hang out of his pocket; I took it out, it was my aunt's apron; I went up stairs to call my uncle, and, in the mean time, he went out at the back door; I had observed, there were more things in his pocket, but could not tell what they were; we missed the buckles and spoons out of the chest of drawers in my uncle's room; he had not been in the house above half an hour, before he came down stairs with the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-31-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came on the Friday morning, and asked me to lend him a little money, saying, he had money coming from a man of war, which he should take on the Monday. I enquired, and found it was so; and, as the man was a good looking man, I let him have 3 s. and 6 d. he asked me, if I would give him liberty to stay at my house, two or three days, till he took his money. I went out, with my wife, to a friend's to dinner; and, when I came home, my niece told me, the prisoner was gone to bed; we went to bed at about eleven; my niece said, she thought there was something taken out of the room; so she sat up after she had seen the prisoner, as she mentioned; she came up with the apron, and said, the man that we had let to lay there, was a thief, and she believed he had got more things. The prisoner was taken in the little house backwards.</p>
<persName id="t17631207-31-person310"> William Kinton
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<interp inst="t17631207-31-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough of St. Catharine's. I was informed, a man, that came from Portsmouth, that had taken a lodging at the prosecutor's, had robbed him, and that he was got out into a back-yard: We went out upon the tiles in search for him, and at last took him in the Necessary-house. It was the prisoner at the bar, with all the things mentioned in the indictment upon him; he had the sword in his hand. (The things produced, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was very much in liquor. I have been guilty of taking the things, and I am sorry for it.</p>
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<p>36. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17631207-32-victim314 t17631207-32-viclabel179"/> of them. I was coming from the Cross-keys in Long-acre, between seven and eight o'clock, on the 10th of November, in the evening: when I was near counsellor Willis's rails, in
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<p>Q. Did he, or they, say any thing to you?</p>
<p>Derand. No, not a word.</p>
<p>Q. Had they any weapons?</p>
<p>Derand. No, they had not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the hat upon the prisoner?</p>
<p>Derand. No, he flung that away, as he ran, near an oil-shop.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176312070030"/>Q. What did the prisoner say when taken?</p>
<p>Derand. He said he did not take my hat, but he knew who did; that it was one of his companions ( this was before the justice): he said there were eight of them in company. (The hat produced, and deposed to).</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-32-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with Mr. Derand, coming home, in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields: by Mr. Willis's we met three or four persons, but the act was so instantaneous, I cannot tell what sort of men they were, or whether this man was one of them; as I was pursuing, one of them ran against me, I believe with an intent to prevent my running.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Coming from Crutched Friars, I met two of my ship-mates, who brought me to a house by Temple-Bar; after which, we were walking up Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, we met the gentleman; one of them snap'd his hat off; the gentleman ran after me, and had me taken up. I said I was not the man: said they, if you are not the man, you know who did it. I told them I never saw the man above twice before.</p>
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<p>37. (M.)
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<p>Q. When did you see them last?</p>
<p>Partridge. I am certain they were in my room on the 7th of Nov. I had put some of them in my box at that time.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner a servant in the house?</p>
<p>Partridge. No. One of our servants knew him some years, I did not; he was a gentleman's servant out of place, and lodged in Warwick-street; I went to Justice Fielding's, and got a warrant, and found the shirts and other things in his room where he lodged; the shirts are marked
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<interp inst="t17631207-33-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged with me 3 weeks. On the 8th of Nov. he asked me to lend him a handkerchief; about 2 o'clock at noon, he said he should bring home a parcel of linen, which he had for a little money from a pawnbroker's; he was not gone above a quarter of an hour, before he brought it, with 8 shirts and 3 neckcloths; he opened them before me: he went to bed at night a little in liquor. There came two gentlemen's servants, and asked for him; I told him he was wanted, he got up; they came up to him, and charged him with stealing the things, and that he had better acknowledge it; he denied it: he was taken before Justice Cox; there he said that the wicket of the gate was open, and he got in that way, and took the shirts and other things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17631207-33-person324" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoner confess before Justice Cox, and also before Justice Fielding, that he took these things out of the prosecutor's apartment, out of a box which was unlocked.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the shirts in the Red Lion yard.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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