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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176406070001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol-Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Thursday the 7th, Friday the 8th, Saturday the 9th, and Monday the 11th, of JUNE.
<p>In the Third Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fifth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER V. PART I. for the YEAR 1764.</p>
<p>Sold by W. NICOLL, in St. Paul's Church-yard.</p>
<p>[Price SIX-PENCE.]</p>
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<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<interp inst="f17640607-1-person4" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> Wilmot, Knt. +, one of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench;
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<p>N. B. The *, +, and ++, refer to the Judges before whom the Prisoner was tried.</p>
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>319. (L.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176406070003"/>Mr. Gordon. I was coming up Ludgate-hill that night. I saw a man put his hand into Mr. Lewis's pocket; we apprized him of it, and followed the man down a court: there Mr. Lewis found the prisoner, and by his appearance when in the public-house. I believe him to be the man that put his hand into the prosecutor's pocket. Soon after we were in the house, Drawwater went out, and brought in the handkerchief, which Mr. Lewis said was his property.</p>
<p>Q. How near is that court to the place you saw the hand in the prosecutor's pocket?</p>
<p>Gordon. The court was on the opposite side of the way, about half a dozen doors distant; the man immediately made cross the way, and ran down the hill, and got out of my sight before he got to the court: when I got to the court, a person told me a man was just gone down there; there was no thoroughfare.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner give any account how he came there?</p>
<p>Gordon. No, he did not.</p>
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<p>Q. Can you say whether that man that you saw run down the alley was the same man you saw the prosecutor had by the collar?</p>
<p>Drawwater. No, I cannot. I saw no other man run down that court.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say?</p>
<p>Drawwater. He said he knew nothing of the handkerchief, and desired to be searched, and pulled off his coat: the prosecutor went out, and returned again, and said he could not see his handkerchief; then I took a candle, and went to the place, and saw the handkerchief lying in a spout; it seemed to be tucked in: this spout is within about a yard of the bottom of the court. I brought it in, and the prosecutor owned it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
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<p>320. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17640607-2-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. About the latter end of February, the prisoner at the bar brought two table spoons to pledge; (the prosecutor produced two table spoons:) I cannot say these are the same, for another gentleman came with the prisoner, and paid the money, and took them out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-2-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor is ill: (He produced a silver table spoon): this is the prosecutor's property: I live with him. The prisoner owned he did steal it, when we were carrying him to gaol.</p>
<p>Q. How had he any opportunity to take it?</p>
<p>Demateer. He dined with the prosecutor on the 14th and 17th of March last, and this spoon was missing the first day he dined there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 14th of March, the prisoner brought this silver table spoon, and pledged it with me for 9 s.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did pawn it with that gentleman.</p>
<p>Notley. The prisoner owned he stole it, before Justice Welch.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence:</p>
<p>I never owned that I stole it.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. How did the person get to your chest?</p>
<p>Hunt. One of the windows that was screwed over night, was down in the morning. I and another person came in pursuit to London, but suspected another person: we found the prisoner with the tools, at the White Hart, in Shoreditch. When we were going to the watch-house with him, he said he was sorry for what he had done, and desired me to be as favourable as I could.</p>
<p>Mr. Hodge, that went with the prosecutor in the pursuit, confirmed the account he had given.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The man that took the tools out of the shop, delivered them to me, and he went to Hackney, and was to meet me afterwards.</p>
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<p>322. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17640607-4-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Sunday, the 27th of May, between 9 and 10 o'clock in the evening, going to Cecil-street Coffee-house, in the Strand, I felt a jirk at my pocket; I looked, and saw my handkerchief in the hand of a little boy, and he delivered it to the prisoner: I seized him, and he delivered it to a third person; having nobody to assist me, I could catch none but the prisoner and one of the others. I carried them into the coffee-house, and desired the waiter to search them, but he did not chuse to do it, and I did not care to do it myself, I did not find my handkerchief, but let them both go. The prisoner was taken up afterwards, for picking another gentleman's pocket; then I appeared before Mr. Alderman Nelson, and gave the same account as I have here; upon which, he bound me over to appear: this is the fourteenth handkerchief that I have lost this winter; I have transported three persons, and intend never to forgive any that I can catch.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I and another young lad were coming along the Strand: the prosecutor turned round, and took us both by the collar, and carried us into the coffee-house; after that, they found nothing upon us, they bid us go about our business. I never saw that young man since; he is gone to Bristol.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The other young man struck at the officer, when he took hold of him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was walking along, and this gentleman turned about; the boy ran away, and threw the handkerchief, and it hit against me, over the coat; I bid him stop that young man, but he got off: I never saw the handkerchief, till the gentleman picked it from the ground.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I had the handkerchief from between the prisoner's cloaths, not from the ground.</p>
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<p>See him an evidence against
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640607-5-off32 t17640607-5-crimeloc35"/>. On the 17th of May, about 7 o'clock, Mr. Gagnon, a neighbour of mine, came into my shop, to the two prisoners, which were there before: he shewed me some ribbons: I was not in the shop when the fact was done: I can only say the ribbons are my property. ( Three rolls of ribbon produced and deposed to).</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-5-person75" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mrs. Wiggett. I had just opened the shop, and the two prisoners came in, and asked me to show them some ribbons: I handed a box of ribbons down. May agreed for half a yard: I cut it off, and was going to put the box up, and the other prisoner said, he must have a little bit: I asked him, What colour he chose to have? he said he would have it the same as the other. While I was measuring it, Mr. Gagnon came in, and asked May whether he had not got more ribbons than he had paid for? May said, no. Then my mistress came in, and other people, and the ribbons were found in May's pockets, which were in the box when I set it before them.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoners say for themselves?</p>
<p>M. Ford. I did not hear them say any thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-5-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Great Turnstile, opposite the prosecutrix. On the 17th of May. between 6 and 7 in the morning, I saw the two prisoners come to her shop door, and look into the shop: I said to
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<interp inst="t17640607-5-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , my apprentice, Jack, look sharp after them fellows, they look more like thieves than horses; it is my opinion they are going to steal something: I was talking to a customer, and my apprentice said they were looking at some ribbons; presently he said, There! they have put some in their pockets now: presently he said, There, there! they have taken some more: then I said to him, come over with me: we went into the prosecutrix's shop, and a carpenter followed us: I said to May, what is that you put in your pocket, friend? he said, Sir, I have nothing in my pocket. I took him by the collar, and he shuffled his hand into his right hand pocket, and took out two rolls of ribbon, and slipped them into the box: I immediately laid hold of them: (He takes up two rolls, one purple, the other blue and white): these are they: said I, you villain, you have stole them. I put my hand into his left-hand pocket, and pulled out the other roll of green ribbon; then he said, he did not mean to steal them: I found nothing upon Stanley. Then I sent the carpenter for Mr. Clay, the high-constable: they both begged for mercy, pulling their hats off, and said, you are a young man as well as we: you don't know what you may come to: they said it was the very first time they had been guilty of any such thing, and begged to be let go.</p>
<p>Q. What did Stanley say?</p>
<p>Gagnon. Stanley said it was the first time th at ever we were guilty of these actions. I said, here is the gentlewoman of the shop, whose property the ribbons were; then they both begged of her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-5-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My master, the last evidence, saw these two prisoners go into Mrs. Wiggett's shop; he bid me watch them, and I did; as I stood in our shop, I saw May put some ribbons into his pocket, as the box was before them, on the counter, at two or three separate times; I told my master, and then we went over. (The rest as the former witness.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-5-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the two prisoners in custody, and charged them with stealing these ribbons; they both begged we would be favourable to them; they no ways denied it.</p>
<p>May's Defence.</p>
<p>To prevent taking up the time of the Court, I plead guilty to the indictment.</p>
<p>Stanley's Defence.</p>
<p>I can say no otherwise than he has said.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17640607-5-person80"> John Magenis
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<interp inst="t17640607-5-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchmaker, and have known May about eight years; I never heard a bad character of him before this;
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<persName id="t17640607-5-person81"> George Thompson
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<interp inst="t17640607-5-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Walworth, in Surry, and am a watch-movement-maker. May served his time with my son: he works in the steel-work part. I never knew but he was a very honest diligent man: he has worked for me.</p>
<persName id="t17640607-5-person82"> Charles Thompson
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<interp inst="t17640607-5-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . May served his time with me, and has been out of his time two years; I never knew any thing amiss of him, or heard any thing bad of him in my life. I have seen Stanley about Newington;
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<interp inst="t17640607-6-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought two of these pots to me to sell: I was informed by a neighbour, he had left a bag at some distance; I went and fetched that, in which were the other two pots, with nails and other things: the prisoner owned the bag and things belonged to him, and in about ten minutes came the prosecutors and a constable, and owned them. The prisoner said, before Justice Welch, he met a man near the Seven Dials, who was lame, and he desired him to sell them for him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I met one Jenkins, who told me he had hurt himself, and desired me to sell these things for him. He said he was going to the workhouse, so I took them to sell for him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-7-person98" type="given" value="Stephen"/>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640607-7-off48 t17640607-7-crimeloc51"/>. This day month I missed a sash sillaster, from out of the buildings: the prisoner had worked with us the week before it was missed (he is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640607-7-defend94 t17640607-7-deflabel52"/>): we suspected this man, and went to the place where he was at work, in Long-acre; there I found it upon the bench where he was at work. I asked him what he meant, by taking it? he said nothing, but offered to restore it; (Produced in court. and deposed to): he said he took it to make another by.</p>
<p>Marychurch Callin. I missed my oil-stone at the time the plane was missing; I found it on the prisoner's bench, in Long-acre; (produced, and deposed to): when I questioned him about taking it, he said the D - l was in him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-7-person99" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17640607-7-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . These tools were missed this day month, in the afternoon; the prisoner worked for us, and left us the Saturday before; I went and saw the oil-stone on his bench, and the sash sillaster behind the bench. I asked him whose they were? he said the sillaster was Brown's; that he took it to make one by. I do not know what he said about the oil-stone.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took them for a week, to make a sash sillaster by it, and return them again.</p>
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<p>327. (M.)
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<persName id="t17640607-8-person104"> John Edwards
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<interp inst="t17640607-8-person104" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17640607-8-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Tyburn-road, and am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640607-8-victim103 t17640607-8-viclabel57"/>. I left this ax (producing one) on the 7th of May, a little after eight in the evening. I had left work; I can only say it is my property.</p>
<persName id="t17640607-8-person105"> James Edwards
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<interp inst="t17640607-8-person105" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17640607-8-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner take this ax from about two yards within the gateway; we call it all the shop. I was then in the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Edwards. I never saw him before, to my knowledge. I took hold of him, and brought him back with the ax in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say for himself?</p>
<p>Edwards. He said he had no money, and he wanted something to get some victuals and drink; he said he could not starve.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had four or five shillings in my pocket: I seeing it lying, took it, and carried it about eight or nine yards; he came and asked me where I was going with it, and I gave it him.</p>
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<p>328. (L.)
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<p>The prosecutor did not appear.</p>
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<persName id="t17640607-10-person120"> Anne Levins
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<interp inst="t17640607-10-person120" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She owned to taking seven ounces: she said she sold some to a man that she did not know. Then we went to Hick's-hall, and got a warrant against
<persName id="t17640607-10-person121"> Anne Levins
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>At Whitechapel, I told them I knew nothing of the silk; and at Hicks's-hall, I did not speak one word. They gave me gin, and made me drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-11-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a carpenter, and was repairing Mr.
<persName id="t17640607-11-person128"> John Wesley
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640607-11-off69 t17640607-11-crimeloc71"/>; these lanthorns were taken away about the latter end of March, at two separate times; one hung up on the stairs, and the other in the public preaching place, on night.</p>
<p>Q. Was that lanthorn all that was in that room?</p>
<p>Wilson. There is one more. I cannot tell who took them, nor the time when, exactly, but I missed them after they were gone; I had a strong suspicion of the prisoner at the bar, she is a poor creature, lying about the place, asking charity, and we could hardly keep her out of the place. I taxed her with taking them, about a fortnight or three weeks after, she acknowledged she took them, and said, if I would give her two shillings, she would fetch them back again, but did not tell where they were. I told her if she would go with me, I would go and pay for them and gave her something for herself; so she went with me to a broker's shop, by London-wall, where I found them; she had eight-pence on one and nine-pence on the other.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a person that has gone on a long while, and have lost all my friends, and am fatherless; I have followed these people 20 years, and have been brought to utter destruction for them: I was in destruction 12 months, and that made me pawn my cloths. I went to Mr. Wesley, to see if he would recover my cloths; then he promised to let me have my cloths: then he carried me on for about 12 months. I went to his wife, and told her I could not get my living, being let to perish without mercy. I was one day walking very solitary in the Foundery; I met a man who took me down these lanthorns, and I went and pawned one for 8 d. and the other for 9 d. but who that man was, I do not know. I went to my Lord Mayor, and the Justices, to try if I could recover my cloths: I told them what I was drove to; they sent me to Mr. Wesley, to go and require of him to let me have my cloths: they took me up. and put me in Clerkenwell, where I lived upon a poor bit of bread and a little water.</p>
<p>Q. to Wilson. Is this account she has given, true or false?</p>
<p>Wilson. It is all a false story. I do believed the poor creature to be a little out of her mind.</p>
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<p>331. (M).
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<p>Q. How did he get at a cask to take it away?</p>
<p>Vaugh. I have empty ones in the same cellar. At night, I happened to go into a public-house, where were some neighbours: there was a pipe-maker said to me, I believe I had two gallons of your brandy; I asked him where he got it? he said, in a court by Nightingale-lane, in a common necessary. The prisoner was taken up, and he owned to me he had stole the brandy from me; then he was carried before the Bench of Justices, where he confessed the same; this was last monday or Tuesday: he there said he had a confederate with him: we had a warrant, and took him up; his name is
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<p>Q. When the prisoner confessed to you, what were his words he made use of?</p>
<p>Vaugh. He said he got into the cellar about two o'clock in the morning, by pulling the flap up; and that he went into the other little cellar, where the other little casks lay, and took an empty one, and
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Vaugh. No, I did not. He is
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<persName id="t17640607-12-person135"> John Hulme
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<interp inst="t17640607-12-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday morning, about half an hour after 4 o'clock, I got up to go to the work: (I am a pipe-maker.) I opened a little back yard door, where I live, in Nightingale-lane, and went into a common necessary; and I saw a kagg behind the door; it was about ten gallons. I carried the kagg into my house, and the prisoner, whom I had not then seen, followed me through the yard, and said, what have you got there? I said I could not tell, but I'll soon see. I took a gimlet, and bored down the bung, and took the bung up, and by what I could find, it was French brandy: he said it was his, and asked me to give it him: I asked him how he came by it? he said his master was mate of ship, at the Hermitage, to whom he belonged: I bid him go and fetch his master, and if he would give me any thing for finding it, he should have it again. He went down the lane, and came up again, and said he had been to his master; and his master said I might take the value of two gallons of the liquor, and give him the remainder.</p>
<p>Q. How far is it from the place where the kagg was found, and Wapping-stairs, where the protecutor's cellar is?</p>
<p>Hulme. It is about 400 yards. I heard the prisoner own before the justices that he stole it.</p>
<p>Bridge Maryot. I live in Greenwood-court, Nightingale-lane. I saw the prisoner standing at the gate; he asked me if I would buy any brandy? he said he was afraid he should lose it, and his master would be angry with him: he asked 4 s. 6 d. a gallon for it; I bid him 4 s. and if his master did not like that, he should have it again, for I did not want it. I paid him 20 s. and took the brandy: this was about 7 o'clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was out that Friday night late, drinking; I met with one
<persName id="t17640607-12-person136"> William Robinson
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<interp inst="t17640607-12-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , about 12; he went and got this brandy, and bid me sell it for the most I could.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176406070009"/> man has got a gun; I had seen it in the shop about ten minutes before: Harding went after him, and I thought would have brought him back, but I saw no more of them at that time. On the first of March, I had orders from the Justices at Greenwich, to come there; I went, and found the prisoner in the cage: he was taken before the justice; there I saw my gun lying on the justice's table; so it was flung upon poor Will to prosecute. ( The gun produced in court.) This gun was delivered to me to be cleaned.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-13-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Spittal-fields. The prisoner came to a public-house that day, and told me he had some goods at Deptford, and he would give me half a guinea if I would go and bring them safe, but I must be careful how I carried them: he said he had been to the Indies, and the things came from thence: he bid me put on my regi mentals. The note mentioned so many dozen of handkerchiefs, and so many dozen of china cups and saucers, and the like; and at the bottom of the note, was put, That the waterman had a bottle of slip: this was to be for a token that I came from the right person. I was to go for the things to the lower water-gate, at Deptford, and he went up Whitechapel, saying, he wanted to speak with a man, to whom he sold a gun: the prosecutor not being at home, we went to the Red Lyon, and he came there to us; he desired me to shew the prosecutor the note, which I did. After we had been at the prosecutor's house, I saw him going away with a gun in his hand; I said to the prosecutor, he has taken a gun; he had got a brace of pistols in his bosom: I went after him, and said, What do you do with that gun? he said he was going to make a present of it to a captain that was going to the Indies: we went all three of us to Deptford; there he went into a public-house, and called for a pint of beer; then he said, do you make all the speed you can to Mr. Butler's, and give him that note, and give it to none but him. I set out with a basket, and went to Mr. Butler's, at the Baptist-Head, at the Lower Water-gate, and delivered the note to him, expecting he would have delivered the things mentioned in it; he looked at it, and said it was a fraud, and I was the third porter that he had sent with such notes. I had lent the prisoner my silk handkerchief coming along, and made all the haste back I could to see for him; Mr. Butler said, if I could bring him to him, he would give me a crown. I had two or three men went with me: he was gone from the alehouse, but a gentleman's servant told us he had seen a man with a gun coming with two men on the back of Greenland-dock; we went, and met with him: I demanded my handkerchief from his neck, and we brought him and the gun to Mr. Butler's: he had sold the pair of pistols to one of the persons with him, but had not received the money: they are now at the justice's.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I owned the prosecutor 4 s. we agreed for a gun for 18 s. but I know nothing of this gun.</p>
<p>Q. to Harding. Was there any agreement between the prosecutor and prisoner about a gun?</p>
<p>Harding. While the prosecutor was doing something to a flint, the prisoner then stood with this gun in his hand, and they talked together in the back yard, but what they said I cannot tell.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-14-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at London-wall. The prisoner at the bar lodged about four months in a room of mine, up one pair of stairs; the house is
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<interp inst="t17640607-14-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took in the bed of the prisoner at the bar, about the 7th of May: she brought a woman that lived in my neighbourhood, who vouched the bed to be the prisoner's property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My husband said, if I would not go with a man that took the bed, he would kill me, and the child within me; so I went and brought him the money. The man was a stranger to me: my husband said he had bought the bed of Mr. Simpkin.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176406070010"/>Ross. There was no man came with the bed; the prisoner brought it on her head.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Has the prisoner a husband?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There is a soldier she calls her husband, but I never saw him; I let the room to her.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have witness here that he offered to make it up for a guinea and a half.</p>
<persName id="t17640607-14-person149"> Mary Bilingham
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<interp inst="t17640607-14-person149" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was at Mr. Simpkin's house, last Monday night, and said what an honest woman she was, and had a rogue of a husband: he said, if I would raise her a guinea and a half, he would let her go. I am a mantua-maker, and have trusted her as one of my own family: she never wronged me.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Bilingham. I live in Stepney parish.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-14-person150" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in New-court, Winford-street. I have known the prisoner about 4 years. She has a husband, a man of bad character; she once lived facing me, and behaved very honestly. She has a good character.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did you propose to make it up?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. That gentlewoman was at my house with another person; they begged very hard; something was talked of about a guinea and a half: but I said I must have the consent of the grand jury before I could do it.</p>
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<p>334. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17640607-15-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming from St. Martin's le Grand on the 6th of this inst. and saw a great many people standing to see the convicts get into the cart to be executed: the prisoner was standing at my right shoulder; and all on a sudden I felt a blow on my back, as I was in the crowd, within
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<interp inst="t17640607-15-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I gave no answer; and in a moment's time; I felt somebody at my fob: I turned short round, and saw a silver watch in the prisoner's right hand; I took him by the collar, and said, You rogue, give me my watch, you have got my watch, there it is; I went to make a snatch at it with my left hand, and my arm was stopped, so that I could not move it forwards: I saw it go out of his right hand, just about as high as the pocket of his breeches, into somebody's hand. I said, the watch is handed away. I said to the prisoner, I have a good mind to take and lick you well: said he, if you will but let me go, I'll box you. I heard several voices cry out, and particularly the man at the Magpy say, Don't let him go. for he is in an errant pick-pocket: I shoved him into the Magpye alehouse, and turned round, and saw a sheriff's officer on horseback, whom I knew some years. I called him, and said, here is a man that has picked my pocket, and desired he would assist me: he dismounted, and came and took hold of him, and said, I'll take care of him; he was taken before my Lord Mayor, and committed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-15-person157" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. I had the prisoner delivered into my charge; I took him before my Lord Mayor, and he was committed to Newgate.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-15-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was among the rest of the spectators, to see the criminals go; at the loading of the first cart, I heard a gentleman say he had lost his watch: in a few minutes time, I heard something chink, which I thought to be the glass of a watch: when the second cart came up to be loaded, I set my foot upon a watch, and thought I had as good a right to take it up as any body; I took it up, and said nothing to the people, but carried it to my master, whom I serve, Mr. Bridges, in Foster-lane, to know what I should do about it: my master took it to the Mansion-house, and I was sent for: (The watch produced in court, and deposed to by prosecutor; No. 28 l. Name, Brital.)</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prosecutor say he had lost his watch?</p>
<p>Humphrys. Yes, I did.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>When the prisoners were going into the cart at Newgate, I went in at the Magpye; and as they were coming out, I ran out of the house; I was going to buy some nuts, and leaned on the prosecutor's shoulder; he said, you have got my watch: I said, I have not: he said, you have it in your hand; I held up both my hands directly. I never saw the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-15-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Sea-coal-lane, and am a painter, map and printseller. I have known the prisoner two years, and never heard any thing amiss of him till this time; I always looked upon him to be a hard working man.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Woodward. He is a cabinet-maker.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-15-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Bloomsbury, and am a bed-joyner; I have known the prisoner three years; he worked with me twelve months, about two years ago; he then behaved extraordinary well, and earned 22 s. or 23 s. a week of me, for some weeks.</p>
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<p>335. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17640607-16-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Thursday evening, about three quarters after eight o'clock, I was coming through Newgate; I felt a hand at the bottom of my right hand coat pocket; I turned round and saw the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand; he seeing my eye was upon him, dropped it on the ground; I took it up, and took him by the arm, and brought him here, and he was committed. (The handkerchief produced and deposed to).</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The gentleman took up a handkerchief, and said I had picked his pocket, but I never did.</p>
<p>His mother appeared, but was not sworn, who said he was but ten years and a half old.</p>
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<p>336. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17640607-17-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am journeyman to the prosecutor. On Saturday the 6th of May, the prisoner and I were attending in the shop, while the others were at breakfast: I left the counter, to go to another part of the shop, to a canister of tea, and in the mean time, there came a child in to be served: I saw the prisoner weigh her tea out of a canister, and some sugar out of a tray; I saw it was a small parcel; I imagine he gave her change out of a six-pence; I saw him put his hand into the till to give her change: as she was going out at the door, I observed his hand, and went up to him, and was determined to see what he had in his hand; I laid hold of his hand, and he opened it: I took out three shillings from it, and said I was surprized he should go to do so. I took the money into the counting house, to the young man that was at breakfast, and left it there: it was made known to my master; but I attended in the shop, and did not hear him examined.</p>
<p>Mr. Charlton. I am a constable, and was sent for to take charge of the prisoner; he was in the counting house, and three shillings lying before the prosecutor, on the tea table. Mr. James charged him with taking the money out of his till; he acknowledged he did take it; and upon the other servant's saying he suspected he once stole half a guinea, the prisoner owned he had stole a 5 s. 3 d. and a shilling, at separate times.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A girl came to the shop for some tea, and I received three shillings of her, and gave her change.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-18-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Ridgment, in Bedfordshire, near the Duke of Bedford's. Being at work, at Stanmore, I came to London last Saturday
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176406070012"/> was a week, to see my son, who is an apprentice to a blacksmith, in Moor-fields: I had had two pints of beer at a public-house, in North-Audley-street; I left that house about twelve at night, and went to another in Tottenham court-road; going from thence to see my son, it was near one o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Warren. I was as sober as I am now. I had not been out of the house four or five minutes, before I was attacked: I was easing myself, and the prisoner came behind me, and threw me down on the stones, and began to rifle my pockets; I got away from him, and ran up Oxford road; there I saw him again, and he down with me again, by kicking up my heels, as I ran along.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any weapon he had?</p>
<p>Warren. No, I saw none. He then fell upon me, and I hollowed out for the watch; but he got hold of the handkerchief I had about my neck. So that I could not make much noise; he had like to have throtled me.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say to you?</p>
<p>Warren. I cannot remember that he said any thing to me, either of the times; he got his hand to my coat and breeches pocket, but the watch came so sharp upon him, that he had not time to take my purse: I had fast hold of his hand when in my pocket: two watchmen came when he was upon me, and took him to the round-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take any thing from you?</p>
<p>Warren. I lost a six-pence and some halfpence out of my coat pocket, and my handkerchief from my neck: my handkerchief was found upon him at the watch-house; (produced and deposed to): there were a shilling and some half-pence found upon him in the watch-house. I do suppose I should have lost my life, if help had not come.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-18-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. On the 5th of May, at night, as I had just called the hour two, I heard a man crying out in Soho-square, in great distress, seemingly; I darkened my lanthorn, and ran towards the noise; I found the prisoner upon his knees on the prosecutor, as he lay on his left side; the prisoner jumped up, and said; watchman, I charge you with this man, meaning the prosecutor. I said, friend, I shall charge you, for I believe you to be the aggressor; I took him by the collar, and
<persName id="t17640607-18-person180"> John Bettoe
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<interp inst="t17640607-18-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , another watchman, came to my assistance: the prisoner said, are you taking me to the round-house? and attempted to slip off his frock, to get away from me; then I knocked up his heels, and we were forced to knock him down two or three times, before we could master him. We took him to the watch-house, and delivered him to Mr. Green, the constable of the night: when in the watch-house, Mr. Warren said he had lost his handkerchief; then the prisoner delivered it out of his hand to the constable; we secured his hands as we brought him along, so that I know he had it not in his hands then; but the first of my seeing it in the watch-house, was in his hand; he must have taken it from his pocket; he was searched, and a shilling and some halfpence were found upon him. The prosecutor said that was not his money; his was a six-pence: the prisoner said he got the handkerchief from him at the first attack, as it came off the prosecutor's neck, and he kept it.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Bettoe. This was some distance from Soho-square: I made a blow at the prosecutor, expecting he was the thief, but I missed him; my staff flew out of my hand: when I came up to my box again, I saw the other watchman running, and I followed into the square; when I came there, I found the prisoner in his custody.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after you first saw them running?</p>
<p>Bettoe. It was very near a quarter of an hour after: the prosecutor said he had lost his handkerchief, and sixpence and some half-pence. Kelly seemed to talk as if there had been a quarrel betwixt them: as we were going to the watch house, the prisoner endeavoured to make his escape; we had much ado to get him there. I heard him acknowledge the handkerchief was the prosecutor's handkerchief, and that he got it in the struggling, as it slipped off his neck.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-19-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in St. Saviour's Church-yard: I sent my apprentice to the Bolt and Tun Inn in Fleet-street, to fetch a box that came out of the country, which was ordered to be left with me, for
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Hambleton. It was some time in April last; I do not know the exact time: I was bringing it along Fleet-street; I set it down to rest myself: a woman asked
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<interp inst="t17640607-19-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to help me up with it on my head (that woman was not the prisoner); he helped me up with it, and followed me: he asked me what was in it, and several other questions. He told me he would give me a spell; so in St. Paul's Church-yard I let him carry it: he turned into Pater-noster-row, and gave me the slip, and got off with it.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you certain you felt the prisoner take it?</p>
<p>Taylor. I am very certain of that; there was another man on my other side; but he quitted his hold as soon as I was up, before the prisoner took it.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know that man again?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, I should not.</p>
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<p>I was coming from Brentford fair, and going to Joyner's-street, to my lodging, at my father-in-law's. Just at the corner of Pall-mall I saw the gentleman fall down upon the paving stones: another man was on his right side, and I on his left; he charged me with picking his pocket; the other man ran away; I know no more of it than the child unborn.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-21-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On May the 9th, about three in the afternoon, the prisoner and another woman came into my shop, where I live in
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<p>Mr. Whitton confirmed the account given by Blake, with this addition; he first saw her peeping into the prosecutor's kitchen thro' the window.</p>
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<p>The prisoner called
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<p>There was no evidence to the fact but
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<p>I was going down Newgate-street; there were two or three young men came along, and just as we came, he lost his handkerchief, but I know nothing at all of it.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Pentycross. I live in Fetter-lane, and was going to Cow-Cross; the man laid hold on my right arm, and asked me for my money: I said it was very trifling: he said, You have some. I put my hand into my pocket, and took out 9 s. in silver; he took it, and a blue silk handkerchief from my neck; and the woman took five-pence halfpenny out of my left-hand pocket; that was what I had in change out of a six-pence for a dram, as I came along. He took a Portugal piece of copper out, and looked at it, and gave it me again. The prisoner is much like that woman; then the man put me in an alley on the right hand side, and bid me stay there till he came to me. I turned round to make water, and there came a lusty fat woman; she asked me what I did there? I said I had been robbed; then she turned herself away, and I went away to my brother's; and what became of them I do not know; I never saw the man since.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you meet with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Pentycross. I was speaking of this at two or three houses in Cow-Cross, describing the woman; the people said they knew her, and the watchman told me where she was, at a house in Long-lane, West-Smithfield. I went to that house that day week, and there the prisoner was: there were two or three men: I challenged her about so and so, and she fell a crying.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say she is the woman upon your oath?</p>
<p>Pentycross. I believe it to be the woman; I will not swear she is.</p>
<p>Q. What did you charge her with?</p>
<p>Pentycross. With having a hand in robbing me in Black-boy-alley; and she desired Edwards might be apprehended; and said, he threatened to beat her and use her ill, in case she did not assist in the robbery.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you where Edwards lived?</p>
<p>Pentycross. No, she did not; there was a man brought to me of that name, but I could not swear to him.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know her name?</p>
<p>Pentycross. The watchman told me she went by the name of
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<p>Q. Did you ever find your handkerchief?</p>
<p>Pentycross. No.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I really know nothing of the matter.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you miss the watch?</p>
<p>Chantry. I missed it about the 17th or 18th of May.</p>
<p>Q. How long had the prisoner lodged with you?</p>
<p>Chantry. About eight or nine weeks, and went away the very day I missed the watch. When I said I would go and fetch it down, then he ran away, and I found him in Broad St. Giles's on the 20th of May: I asked him how he came to take the watch? he said, he did take it, and had sold it to Mr. Cox's brewer, or cooper, where I found it. (Produced in court, and deposed to by
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<interp inst="t17640607-26-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my house with this watch, and asked me if I would buy it; he asked me 50 s. for it; I bought it for two guineas: he said he sold it for need, wanting to buy some cloaths: this was two or three days before the prisoner was taken up. I heard him own before Justice Welch, that he took it out of a box.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did take it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I only took them away in order to try how I could make or alter a wig.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you lodge?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Cox. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-30-person277" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 20th of May, about ten in the evening, I thought I heard somebody in Capt. Cox's bed-chamber, which is over the room where I generally am. I took up the candle, and bid the maid follow me: on opening the Captain's room-door, I saw a clean shirt lie on the bed, and two white handkerchiefs lying on the ground. I went to the foot of the bed, and there I saw the prisoner; I asked him how he came there; he made me no answer; he had a bundle of linnen tied up in a napkin in his hand, which he let fall to the ground. I took hold of him, and took him into the dining-room, and bid the maid call my brother. The prisoner asked me to let him go, and said he had not got any thing: my brother came, and I desired him to take care of him till I got a proper officer. When the officer came, he searched him, and took from him a black shagreen case with the silver buckles in it; the things were carried to the watch-house, and delivered to the lanthorn-bearer. (Six shirts, part of the things, produced in court, and deposed to) These shirts were in the bundle which he had in his hand there was a parcel of keys taken out of his pocket, and another shagreen case with spoons in it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>A. Ellistone. He used to come to see the Captain's servant; I have seen him before.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the things; I was in liquor, and might stroll in in order to see the Captain's servant.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640607-31-off173 t17640607-31-crimeloc175"/>, a public house; the two women at the bar came to my house on the 7th of May, about three or four o'clock, and went away betwixt six and eight in the evening. There were five or six of them in company in the common tap room: they drank porter in a silver tankard: I was not very well, and went to bed about 9 or 10. The tankard was not missed till the next morning; then we recollected the two women who had been drinking out of it last: they went for sisters: Pomfret was taken that very night, and carried to the watch-house; and the next morning, before the bench of Justices, she confessed that she was the very person that stole my tankard: she had confessed it before me and two or three others before we went there. On the Friday morning Lambert was taken, and they were both at the Justice's together. Lambert owned she had part of the money the tankard was sold for: they both said, they employed
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<interp inst="t17640607-31-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to sell it for them: I think they said they sold it for 31 s. that Lambert had a crown, Aaron had 2 s. for his trouble, and Pomfret had about 28 s. and that Samuel had sold it somewhere in Houndsditch. Pomfret said the tankard was in his possession all that night, and the next morning he brought the money. Lambert said, she knew her sister, whom she called Pomfret, stole the tankard, and they went directly to the Jew, and he sold it. We took up the Jew; he confessed he had the tankard in his hand, but said he gave it them again. I never got my tankard again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-31-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and he sold it; and said she would go along with me, and find him. We went to his lodgings; she knocked at the door; he opened it, and let her in, and I pushed in afterwards, and said, Did you see this woman and another with a silver tankard last Monday night? he said, Yes, they brought a tankard to me; I had it in my hand, but I gave it them again. I said, Certainly you must know how that was come by, as there was my father's name on the bottom of it. He said, he could neither read nor write. I took him to my father's house also; then the constable had brought Pomfret out ready to go before the justice. There Pomfret confessed she stole the tankard, and that Lambert went along with her to the jew to sell it, and the Jew gave her a guinea, a 6 s. 9 d. and 3 s. 3 d. halfpenny; and after that he asked for something for his trouble, and she gave him 2 s. When they came before the justice, they confessed the same. The Jew told me that one Lazarus Jacob had the tankard, and that he lived by the Hermitage. I went there, but could not find him.</p>
<p>Q. How did Pomfret say she took it?</p>
<p>Lawrence. She told me, that when she went out, she took it from the table, (I had seen it stand on the table by them); there were 28 ounces and some odd penny-weights of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-31-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard Pomfret own she took the tankard, and sold it to the Jew in Houndsditch. The Jew said, he had the tankard on the Monday night, and delivered it to them again.</p>
<p>Pomfret's Defence.</p>
<p>I do not know what to say.</p>
<p>Lambert's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing about it, only what she told me herself; she knows I know nothing of it: what she told me, I told the Justice.</p>
<p>Samuel's Defence.</p>
<p>These women came to me at the Three Pigeons; Pomfret asked me if I would buy a tankard? I said, I am incapable; I have no money. She begged of me to take care of it till morning; I had it in my hand to be sure: I am as innocent of the affair as any man in the world: I returned it to her again.</p>
<p>He called Rose Jacobs, Mrs. Benjamin, and Abigall David, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640607-32-defend291 t17640607-32-deflabel182"/>. On the 8th of May, about 12 at night, I was standing at an ale-house door, next door to where I live; I saw Chambers coming up the street; I stopped to talk to him about our trade, about a quarter of an hour; the prisoner was standing by us. I shook hands with the deceased, and bid him a good night: he bid me a good night: I went up stairs to go to bed, and left Chambers talking with the prisoner in the street. I do not know what they talked about: the prisoner's wife was sitting on the stairs between his apartment and mine: I pulled off my jacket and coat, and before I could get my breeches off,
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<p>Q. Did he particularly explain in what manner it was done?</p>
<p>Roaper. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner any weapon in his hand?</p>
<p>Roaper. No, he had not, as I saw. Then I took hold of the prisoner, carrying him directly to the watch-house: he said, Search me; I have no knife about me. Chambers said he was a dead man; he was carried down to the doctor; I delivered the prisoner to the constable, and went home to bed.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176406070019"/> that have been lying with Peg, (my husband is a little hard of hearing, and it is possible he might not hear it). Chambers said, Who is Peg? Turtle said, That is my wife, every body's whore; and you shall give me a pot of beer. Chambers said, he had no reason to give him a pot of beer, as he knew of. Turtle insisted mightily on a pot of beer. I took the candle, and went to bed with my husband, and left Turtle and Chambers talking together about the pot of beer. When we left Turtle, he wanted a bit of candle; we would give him none, because he was a little in liquor, and we were afraid he would set fire to the place. I had been up stairs but a very little while, it may be about seven or eight minutes, before I heard Chambers call out, Mother Roaper, I am stuck.</p>
<p>Q. Betwixt your coming up stairs, and hearing Chambers call, do you know whether Turtle came up to his room?</p>
<p>E. Roaper. Their room is the room below our's, and I cannot be positive of that. I thought Chambers was making game; I called out of the window, and said I could not come: I shut the window; then I heard other people and him call; he said, Mother Roaper, come down, for my guts are out.</p>
<p>Q. Who else were in the street when you left them?</p>
<p>E. Roaper. I left them two together: I saw nobody else: then I took the candle, and ran down as fast as I could, and my husband after me. When I came to the door,
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<p>Q. Was Turtle by at the time the deceased made this declaration?</p>
<p>E. Roaper. He was, but I never heard him say any thing. I went with Chambers to Dr. Basdell; he said it was a dangerous thing, and desired I would lead him to the watch-house, that they might send him to the infirmary, which I did. He was so weak and saint. I thought I should never get him back again. I went that same day to the Infitmary; he had a wound in his right side, just under his breast, and a wound on each thigh; the wound where his guts came out was on his left side: he bled very much from the wound near his breast on his right side. When I saw him there, he held up his head, and said, Ah, Mother Roaper, I shall die. He died that day about 2 o'clock.</p>
<p>Eliz. Israel. I live next door to the prisoner and Mr. Roaper, at the sign of the George, a public house; the prisoner came into our house that afternoon, between 4 and 5 o'clock, very much in liquor, and his wife the same: he called for liquor; my husband would not let him have any; then he said he would go and fetch some from another house, and drink it here; he went and got some beer, and came and drank it at his own bench. My husband and I went out about business to Whitechapel, and came home between 7 and 8; then the street was in an uproar with him and his wife; he kept making a noise; we went to supper at 10; Mr. Roaper and his wife came in, and had two pints of beer: I believe it was about 12 when they went away. After I lighted them out, I went to bed: I had been in bed but a small time; I heard a noise; I thought they were going to take Turtle to the watch-house. I got up and opened the window; the prisoner kept on making a noise in the street; what he said, I cannot tell: I saw Chambers a trifle of way from him; I saw nobody in the street but them two: Chambers stood still, and said never a word; I was surprized at it, that such a great man should stand still, and take a blow from the prisoner: I looked to see if he would strike the prisoner; I stood some time, and heard him cry, O, my guts: in a little time after, he cried, Mother Roaper, Mother Roaper, my guts are out: one of them was on one side of the kennel, and the other on the other side, about three or four yards distant.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>E. Israel. It was very moonlight: I saw nothing in the prisoner's hand: I did not see the prisoner do any thing to the deceased, nor the deceased to him: I had heard a fighting or wrestling before I got to the window.</p>
<p>Q. Was you wide awake?</p>
<p>E. Israel. I believe I had just forgot myself.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it, after you got to the window, before he cried his guts were out?</p>
<p>E. Israel. I believe it was about ten minutes: I did not see that they came near one another before Chambers said his guts were out: Turtle was
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<interp inst="t17640607-32-person299" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable: Roaper and his wife, and some more neighbours, brought the deceased and prisoner to the watch-house: Chambers knowing me, said, Mr. Martin, I am stabbed, and killed, and shewed me the wound, and accused Turtle with it, saying, he had stabbed him: he said, You rogue, you villain, you have stabbed me; I am a dead man. We sent Chambers to the doctor.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe how he was wounded?</p>
<p>Martin. He listed up his shirt; on the left side there were his bowels out; he had another wound on his right side near his breast, and, I think, another on his left thigh. Turtle said, Mr. Martin, I have no knife at all; if you'll believe me, I never did it. Chambers made answer, you rogue, you villain, you have stabbed me, I am a dead man. Turtle still said he did not do it; Chambers was sent back again, and we sent him to the Infirmary. The deceased's brother hearing he was stabbed, came at 7, and desired me to take the prisoner to the Infirmary, that the deceased might see him before he died, to see if he would swear to him. I took Turtle there, and as soon as Chambers saw him, he said, You rogue, you villain, you have stabbed me; I am a dead man. Turtle then said, Mr. Martin, I had no knife at all, and still denied it. I was ordered to take him before the justice; I went to Justice Pell; he said, he should be at the Infirmary by 11 o'clock, and ordered me to bring Turtle there. I put him into the Tower. gaol, and carried him there at the time. The doctor had just dressed the deceased, and sewed up his wound; and before the Justice Chambers mentioned the same words again, You rogue, you villain, you have stabbed me; I am a dead man: the prisoner again said he had no knife, de did not do it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you search the prisoner?</p>
<p>Martin. We did, but found no knife; neither was any found in the street. Justice Pell said to Chambers, take care what you are about, here is a life depending: he took down what the deceased said, and read it over to him, and swore him, and Chambers made his mark: (He takes a paper in his hand): this is it; here is Chambers's mark, and Justice Pell's hand to it. It was read over to Chambers, while he was upon his oath, by the Justice; and Chambers declared it to be true, and said the prisoner was a vile man, and a villain, and that he was a dead man.</p>
<p>Q. Was Chambers then sensible?</p>
<p>Martin. I believe he was as much in his senses as I am now: the justice examined him very closely: I asked Mr. Pell, whether I must carry him to gaol? he said no, carry him to the bench of justices at Whitechapel, saying he should be there by and by. Going along. Turtle said, I am very sorry for it; if the man should die, I shall not care how soon I am hanged out of the world; this he said several times, but in general he denied it. I said to him, it is a hard thing to die with this in your breast; you had better make an open confession, that you might find favour with God. He said, I'll do all I can: just as I was going to take him away from the justices, Mr. Shakespeare said, Stop, they say the man is dead. The justices sent a man, and said, if he is dead, be sure you see him yourself: the man came back, and said he had been dead about a quarter of an hour; then the prisoner said, I do not care if I was hanged immediately. I took him away to goal, and talked to him as we were going along, and while his irons were putting on, and said, it is impossible for you to make your peace with God, without you make an open confession; he said, I'll do all I can, to make my peace with God.</p>
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<p>N. B. The LAST PART of these PROCEEDINGS will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<p>In the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fifth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER V. PART II. for the YEAR 1764.</p>
<p>Sold by W. NICOLL, in St. Paul's Church-yard.</p>
<p>(Price SIX-PENCE.)</p>
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<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. HOW long did the man live?</p>
<p>Bechenoe. He lived about twelve hours; the wound on his left side was the occasion of his death it gut being cut, there was no possibility of saving him: there has been instances of a person living after the gut has been cut, but those instances are very few: a mortification would have come on, had he lived longer; for the excrement coming into his belly, would have occasioned his death.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the examination taken before the justice?</p>
<p>Bechenoe. I did.</p>
<p>The Examination read to this purport;</p>
<p>Middlesex. The examination of
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<p>Who says, upon his oath, This morning about one o'clock, going home from an alehouse, where he had spent 3 d. 1/2, he met with the prisoner Turtle, with whom he had some words, about a woman, with whom the prisoner lives, called his wife; and he, the said Turtle, went into his own house, as he believes, to fetch a knife; and, upon coming out, he, the said Chambers, struck the prisoner, Turtle, with his open hand, on the side of his head; upon which he immediately struck him on the breast, which blow, upon the immediate effusion of blood, he found to be given by a knife; and that he, the said Turtle, repeated the said stabs upon several parts of his body and thighs; upon which, he endeavoured to get away, and was pursued by the said Turtle; and that several neighbours being alarmed, and called to his assistance, they took the said Turtle into custody.</p>
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<p>R. PELL.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was at my own door: this Roaper and Chambers, a man unknown to me, a man about six feet high, came up the street together; I could not get in; I generally go to bed about 9, never after 10 o'clock: they stood talking together at the door: presently Mr. Roaper goes up stairs; the big man turned away, and in about three or four minutes he returned, and went towards the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176406070023"/> door; I thought he was going up to his acquaintance; but instead of that, he came to me, and said, can I have a lodging here to night? I said no, my friend, I am very poor, and cannot get a lodging for myself: he said, I must lie here to night: indeed, said I, you shall not: with that, he up with his fist, and struck me on this side my head; he being a heavy lusty man, he struck me quite into the street, and broke my shin; it is now to be seen: I laid down there some time; then I got up, and clapped my hand to my head, because I found myself to be dizzy; I sat and rested myself, and feeling it cold, I put my hand up to my head, and missed my hat and wig; I found my leg fore, and my hand sore; I sat down very easily and quietly. I went to pull my handkerchief off my neck, to wipe my face, and I missed that. As I sat there, a woman right facing us came and said she heard me call out; she said to the big man, why do you serve him so? and said, somebody is abusing the old man. This great man, Chambers, came right up to her; I take it by his bigness, to be the same man that struck me. The young woman called Mrs. Roaper down stairs; he came too, and he laid hold of me: I cried, search me now; I had time to run away, if I had done any mischief. I gave them all room to search me: they hauled me to the watch-house, and in the morning they carried me to the hospital: I went up to the side of the bed; they cried, look at the man: the surgeon asked him if I was the man that did it? he answered, he looks much like the man, but I cannot swear to him.</p>
<p>Q. to Martin. Did the deceased speak with certainty, or otherwise?</p>
<p>Martin. As soon as ever he saw him, he said, You villain, you stabb'd me; and I am a dead man: this he said several times. The deceased owned he struck the prisoner once, for accusing him about his wife; being innocent of what he charged him with.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The deceased declared he never knew me, nor never saw me, nor drank with me.</p>
<p>Bechenoe. Chambers declared that he had seen the prisoner, but never knew him but by sight; he owned he struck the prisoner with his open hand, upon demanding a pot of beer of him, for having to do with his wife; that immediately he found the prisoner strike him, but did not know it was with a knife, till the effusion of blood.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-33-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a chairman. When Sherriden gave up, the prisoner and deceased had high words; they fought, and had a good many blows; they fought a considerable time; and when they were grasping one another, Smith gave a cross-buttock to the prisoner, with intent to throw the prisoner over him: the prisoner was very loath to come down; and Smith, in attempting to do it, threw himself backwards upon his own head: as soon as he was down, I catched hold of the back of his head and his chin, and pulled the joint, and his neck gave a nick; I thought it came an inch and a half when I pulled it; the joint was out; he could not speak till I pulled it, and in a few minutes after he spoke. About a quarter of an hour before he died, I went to his bed-side, and said, How do you find yourself now? he said, I think I am a great deal better, since I lost some blood. I said, where did you receive your hurt? he said, it was not from blows, they did me no hurt: after I got the fall, I could not move hand
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<p>Foster. I asked him how he came to think there were fowls there? he said, he was going by, and heard the cock crow, and the devil possessed him to take them.</p>
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<p>358. (M.)
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<p>Mr. Mussen. I cannot positively swear to the prisoner, but I believe by his tongue he is the man that came to me, and said his master had given him a good second-hand saddle, because it was too small for his horse, and hurt him; and he gave him orders to bespeak a new one, and desired me to meet him on Friday morning, at the George, to take measure of his horse, and said, then I should have farther directions about makeing the saddle. I asked him his name? he said his name was Hodge; I gave him 13 s. for this, and I was to go very early, he said, or his master would be gone out. On the Monday morning, I sent my apprentice, but there was no such man to be found. In about a week after, I was sent for, being a constable, to take charge of a man that was stopped on suspicion of stealing a saddle: I went and took charge of the prisoner at the bar: the prisoner confessed before Justice Wright to the stealing some saddles, but he denied that he stole this.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-36-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Mussen: the prisoner is the man that brought the saddle to our house; I am certain he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640607-36-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a saddler. The prisoner brought a saddle to our house, about a month ago; this is it: (taking one in his hand.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>He says it is about a month ago; it is longer.</p>
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<p>There were two other indictments against him for stealing of saddles.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner. Pray, Sir, how came you by that money?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have had more money than ever you had; I brought that money from my father when I left Ireland. I was just come to London.</p>
<p>Mr. Rock. The prosecutor and prisoner lodged together in my house. Between four and five in the morning, the prosecutor cried out Murder, murder; he was robbed. I got out of bed, and ran out of doors, into the street, thinking somebody wanted to get in; I found it to be in the house: I then went up stairs, and found it to be him; he was locked in: whether he had money to lose, or not, I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. How long had he lodged in your house?</p>
<p>Rock. About a month: they paid a shilling a week each for their bed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a printer, and have been but three months in London. I have no friends here: I came from Edinburgh: my master broke there, and I came here to get work.</p>
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<p>361. (M.)
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<persName id="t17640607-38-person342"> Mary
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640607-38-victim341 t17640607-38-viclabel220"/>. I came to Londo