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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176409120001"/>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 Wednesday the 12th, Thursday the 13th, Friday the 14th, and Saturday the 15th, of SEPTEMBER.
<p>In the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Seventh SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER VII. 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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<p>N. B. The *, and ++, refer to the Judges before whom the Prisoner was tried. </p>
<p>L. London, M. Middlesex. </p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>476. (L.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176409120003"/>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A man desired me to help him up with a parcel: I saw this sugar lying on the ground; he bid me take it up, which I did, rather than it should be lost.</p>
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<p>477. (L)
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<interp inst="t17640912-2-person34" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of July, I observed the prisoner, with others, and especially one Germain. who had an adze in his hand, pretending to be a cooper, but he was no cooper, I think the prisoner had an adze also, and they were busy about the tobacco hogshead on the key. I saw the prisoner pull out tobacco, and put it into his pocket; I went and charged him with it; he was very abusive, and shov'd me about, and swore he would take tobacco, pretending to have a right so to do. I, with a great deal of difficulty, searched him, and found a pound of tobacco upon him; he, with the others, threw some away, and his companion Germain threatened me, if I took the prisoner in custody. I know no business they had on the key, except that of pilfering, which I had before observed several times.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was there, heading up a hogshead: I asked the man for a chew of tobacco, and he gave me that tobacco, and when Mr. Burch had me in custody, that man came and told him he gave me that tobacco.</p>
<p>Burch. That is not true.</p>
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<p>478. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640912-3-defend36 t17640912-3-deflabel12"/> that used to come to shave me) was suspected; I went to his master's shop, on the 3d of August, and found my handkerchief in his pocket. (Produced and deposed to.) I was told by the servants, my father's watch was missing from out of the kitchen: he was taken before Sir John Fielding, and charged with taking that, but he denied it. after that, the watch was brought to me by his master. (Produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-3-person42" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prisoner's master; I found this watch here produced, in my master's cellar, and delivered it to my mistress.</p>
<p>John Brown. I am clerk to Mr. Brigstock; I heard the prisoner own before Sir John Fielding, that he did steal this watch.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did steal the handkerchief.</p>
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<p>479. (M.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was fuddled, and do not know what I did.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He might be in liquor for what I know, I never saw him before; he lives at Old Brentford. I have been and enquired his character, and find his neighbours give him a good one. I should be glad to recommend him to favour.</p>
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<p>Q. What sort of money was it?</p>
<p>Spender. There was a guinea, one half guinea, and I cannot tell whether a 6 s. 9 d. or a quarter of a moidore and some silver; I had changed a guinea just before. I felt my buckles taken out of my shoes, which cost me a guinea about a month before; my papers were taken out of my pocket, but were brought to me the next morning, by a rope-maker, who found them, and by my name on them, found me out. I lost my hat and wig in the robbery; I was confined within for three weeks, by the bruises I received, and my teeth were loose in my head. I sent a message to Sir
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<interp inst="t17640912-5-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came and told me, my hat and wig had been in the neighbourhood; he can give a farther account of it. Here is a hat (taking one in his hand); my name is burnt-in, in the inside of the lining, by the maker, which I did not know of, till the lining was cut open, but I cannot pretend to sware to it. Here is a wig, (Produced in court); I cannot pretend to swear to it; the person that made it, has swore it to be my property, but he is not here. The prisoners were taken on the 30th of July, and carried before Justice Berry: I was there; the woman said she found the hat in the path-way; but I should have mentioned before, as soon as I got home that night, I sent two people to look for the hat and wig; they returned, but could not find them. I have no knowledge of the prisoners, neither do I remember seeing them, before I saw them at the justice's: the woman owned she took a gold loop and button from off the hat; here is the cover to the button, which she owns to be the same; (Producing it.) The man said, he came from Bow with the woman, and they parted in a lane, that goes down to Bow-common; if so, she had two very bad fields to come over, and the church-yard, where are frequent robberies committed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-5-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have lodged in the woman's father's house two or three years, in a place called Glass-house-fields, near Stepney-fields; she came home very much frightened on that Tuesday night, and screamed out. This was about half an hour after eleven o'clock; she brought in this hat; I let her in.</p>
<p>Q. Does she live at her father's house?</p>
<p>Smith. Sometimes she does, and sometimes not; sometimes at one place, and sometimes at another, just where she pleased: her father used to leave the door open for her to come in by night or day: when she came up into my room, she put on this hat and wig, and asked me, Whether she did not look like a captain? I said, she looked like a captain of a collier. Her mother and she fell out about the hat and wig, and she went to Bow. She said Robinson and she parted at the Green Dragon, which is within 300 yards of the place where the robbery was committed. Robinson keeps her company.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>That half guinea was given me before I was in trouble, by a man who sailed away the morning before I was taken up.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640912-7-defend66 t17640912-7-deflabel37"/> for about ten weeks: I often missed money for a month or six weeks last past. On the 31st of last month, I missed a good deal of silver out of my till; and I missed some also on the 4th of this inst. then on that day, I put three shillings, marked with a cross and a B. and one sixpence marked F. B. into the till, with other money, that amounted to 5 s. 6 d. In the morning, on the 5th, when I got up, the money was all there, and in about two hours after, 3 s. 6 d. of it was gone: I having a strong suspicion of the prisoner, by her buying herself new things, I got a constable, and searched her: there was the marked six-pence found upon her, and she had just paid a lodger in the house, named
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<p>I did take the money out, and I beg pardon of my master.</p>
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<p>Q. from Prisoner. Whether he did not agree to take 25 guineas to make it up, and go after my brother for that purpose?</p>
<p>Ferguson. I did by his desire go and tell his brother that he was in trouble, but I did not agree about any such thing: he offered me no money, neither had he any to give; his brother begged I would not prosecute him to the uttermost; I said, I did not want to hang him.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Whether the prosecutor has not received a sum of money from my wife's grandfather to carry on this prosecution.</p>
<p>Ferguson. No, I have not. I know none of his relations but his brother.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Whether at this time he has not some expectations from my wife's relations for carrying on this prosecution?</p>
<p>Ferguson. No, I have not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-9-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker in Hounsditch: the prisoner at the bar brought this gold watch to me to pawn, on the 25th of July; (Producing it. Deposed to by Prosecutor.) it was in a shagreen case, and he asked ten guineas upon it. I asked him if it was his own? he said, it was. I looked into a book that I keep for advertised watches lost; there I saw it advertised, and the reward to be paid by Mr. Wytick, a watchmaker, at Charing cross. I asked the prisoner who he bought the watch of? he said, he bought it of a Jew, for twelve guineas. I said, that watch is lost, and I shall stop you and the watch too: then I took him to Mr. Wytick's, and Mr. Ferguson was sent for, who owned the watch, and Mr. Wytick said he made it for Mr. Ferguson.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-9-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This is my watch which I used to wear; I am wife to the prosecutor: when it was missing, the prisoner told me nobody could have it, but another prisoner that was at our house, or his wife: he was very officious, and drew up the advertisement and the bill to go to Goldsmith's hall; the chain cost nine guineas, and he has owned he sold that in the street to a Jew, for about 38 s. I asked him, where he hid the watch, while he was at our house? he said, he had it in a pocket in his breeches.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutor knows very well, that this prosecution is at the sole expence of my wife's grandfather. It is some time since I married a young lady, against the inclination of her parents: soon after I was married, they took every method to get me separated from her: I was soon arrested, and put into custody: after they could not prevail upon her to leave me, they pretended friendship, I thought, with intention to be reconciled. They got her home, and then sent for part of her goods; she told me, it was their intention to part us; they have offered to send her to France; I well know the influence of her relations: I told my friends of it, and they advised me to decline and leave it: my being carried to the prosecutor's house, was owing to the cruelty of my wife's relations. She had learned music, and there was a harpsichord brought: after that, a bill was brought to me, by order of her friends, to pay for all, for which I was arrested.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. When did the prisoner get released out of custody?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He went to the King's Bench, I believe, about a week or ten days after the watch was lost: he soon got released out of the King's Bench.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He has been a
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<p>Q. What became of your companion?</p>
<p>Newman. He ran away.</p>
<p>Q. What led you to suppose the prisoner is one of them?</p>
<p>Newman. I do not suppose he is one of them; I was so much frighted I did not take much notice of them: one was in a blue great coat; it hung over his shoulders; his arms were not in it; and the little fellow had a hair cap on.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-10-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with Mr. Newman that night; we were walking by the side of each other over Stepney fields; a little fellow hail'd me, and said, yo ho; I said, yo ho; Mr. Newman said, You will not be robbed: I said, no. I had no sooner said it, than a little fellow came and ran his hand by my face, and flash'd a pistol in the pan. I was so frighted, I put my hand in my pocket and gave him about 11 or 12 s. he retreated from me, and then came back again, and swore, d - n your eyes, I have not half done with you yet: he rifted all my pockets; I thought I should receive some hurt: when he came to put his thumb and finger into my breeches to feel for my watch. I turn'd round and ran away, and he after me, threatening to blow my brains out if I did not stop; but I happened to have the heels of him, and I ran home. There were two men standing by Mr. Newman at the time he was rifling of me: one of them had a blue coat over his shoulders; he seemed to be a tall man, and the other much about the same size; but I can't tell how he was dress'd.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-10-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; on the 23d of May, in the forenoon, a man came in with a silver watch, and offered to pledge it; I asked him how he came by it; he said it was his own, and that he bought it; I asked him the name and number, and who he bought it of? he could not tell me: I said I should detain it; he said he could fetch a Person that could ascertain it to be his; he went out, and brought in a man, who said it was his watch, and that he had sent him with it to pledge, I asked them where they lived? they said in Whitechapel, opposite the Green Cannister; they said they could bring their landlady to prove it was their watch; they went out pretending to bring her; I sent my boy after them; he not returning, I went out as far as the London Hospital; coming back I met my boy by Whitechapel church; after that I saw them going towards Blue-coat-fields; I made all the haste I could after them: I had sent my boy to go another way; I met my boy again by Sun Tavern Fields; we went into the highway, expecting to meet them, but never saw them after: then I advertised the watch, and the prosecutor came and owned it. ( Produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. How were the men dressed?</p>
<p>Wallis. One of them had a blue surtout coat on, a pretty long one; the other looked like a seafaring man, with a piece of black silk round his neck. I cannot say that either of them was the prisoner or evidence.</p>
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<p>Q. When was he taken up?</p>
<p>Galton. About a week ago, upon Bottom's information.</p>
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<p>Q. Where did you go to pawn it?</p>
<p>Bottom. It was somewhere in Petticoat Lane; I asked a guinea and a half upon it; the pawnbroker asked me how I came by it? I said, I could not tell.</p>
<p>Q. Who fired the pistol?</p>
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<p>Q. When did you discover this?</p>
<p>Bottom. I discovered it last Wednesday, after I was taken up.</p>
<p>Q. to Wallis. Can you recollect seeing this evidence?</p>
<p>Wallis. No, I cannot; I am more inclined to believe the prisoner was one of the men that came with the watch, but I cannot be clear in that.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the affair; I am very innocent of it.</p>
<p>Q. to Bottom. How was the prisoner dressed when he went to Wallis's?</p>
<p>Bottom. He had a black stock on; I had the same clothes on I have now.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I asked him if it was his handkerchief.</p>
<p>Mills. He did, but that was after I turned round, and had seen it in his hand.</p>
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<p>My father and mother live in Kent-street on the other side of the water; my mother was gone to get some Samphire, and my father was at harvest work in the country; I was going to see if my mother was gone in a Gravesend boat; coming back, I saw a lad going after the gentleman; he took the handkerchief and throwed it down; I took it up, and said t o the gentleman, Sir, a lad took the handkerchief from your pocket, and he is gone down at that corner.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you see another lad?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The boy told me so; he said there was a boy ran round the corner, but I did not see any boy.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176409120009"/>The, record of his conviction was read, wherein it appeared, that he was tried on the eighth of December 1762, at the Old Bailey, for stealing a large quantity of wearing apparel and other things, the property of
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<p>Q. Where is the prosecutor?</p>
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<p>Q. Then who proves the prisoner to be the identical person mentioned in this Record?</p>
<p>Godfrey. Mr. Gurney, the Short Hand writer, must remember the prisoner being tried here.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-13-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My Lord, I am very sorry the prosecutor is not here; I had no knowledge of my being called upon till Mr. Godfrey mentioned my name. Considering the place I am in here, I should be glad was I never to be call'd upon to give evidence on such an affair as this.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the prisoner being tried here before?</p>
<p>Gurney. I am not prepared with my book; but I well remember he was tried in this place in December sessions 1762. It was for stealing some goods in a dwelling house in or near Abchurch Lane; the prosecutor's name I cannot recollect. I remember it was on a Sabbath day, about the time people were at church. There was an evidence mentioned seeing the prisoner loitering about the place about that time. He was found guilty, and received sentence to be transported for seven years.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect him again, from once seeing him?</p>
<p>Gurney. I have seen him more than once.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never had any acquaintance with Mr. Gurney.</p>
<p>Gurney. That is true, I never was acquainted with him, but I have seen him four times before now.</p>
<p>Q. Where?</p>
<p>Gurney. I saw him tried in this court three several times, and once I stood over him while he was searched for stealing a watch from a near neighbour of mine, near Christ-church, Surry, which was found upon him, and for which he was tried at Croydon; upon which account he severely threatened to do for me where-ever he met with me; which, if he had not, I should have petitioned the court to have been excused giving evidence on his trial. I once met him after that on Snow Hill, and made no doubt by his eye that he knew me. I was very sorry when I heard he was returned from transportation.</p>
<p>Godfrey. I am one of my Lord Mayor's houshold; my business here is to keep the bench, to see that nobody incommodes the worthy Aldermen. I went out of the Mansion house on the 19th of June. I happened to turn my head, and saw the prisoner; he turned and ran down Walbrook; I pursued him; I saw he had a bag full of things: I said, Derbin, had I seen you without any thing about you. I should have taken no notice of you; but I fear you are got to your old trade again, and I think it my duty to stop you; I brought him and his bag to the Mansion-house, and delivered the bag to the care of Mr. White the Marshal's man, and he searched it. There was a watch and some clothes in it. I remember seeing him tried here when he was cast for transportation.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-13-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Godfrey charged me with the prisoner. I searched him in the Mansion-house; there was in his bag a mettle watch with a tortoise shell case, two gold lac'd hats, and a plain one; two coats, a pair of breeches, and a jacket. Twelve pick-lock keys, a pair of pumps, and a gimblet, were in his coat pocket; the two lac'd hats, two coats, and watch, are own'd, and bills found here in order to prosecute him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am the man that was cast for transportation: the question is, Whether or no I lose my freedom of being a free subject of either this kingdom, or any of his Majesty's plantations. In purchasing my freedom, I think I have a right to be here; my friends paid my passage; here is the copy of the paper they granted me. He delivers it in, it is read to this purport.</p>
<p>"On Board the Neptune, Captain
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<p>"June 17th, 1763.
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<p>"Any Magistrate may grant him a</p>
<p>"pass by destroying this. Witness my hand,</p>
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<p>Court. You can't be so weak as to imagine they have power to reverse the sentence you received here.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to sleep between the hogsheads, and this man waked me; I went away; they called, stop thief; I did not know I had any tobacco about me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-15-person145" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> were with him; he took my hat from my head, and ran away with it. I ran after him, and cry'd, Stop thief; and one of the watchmen took him, and brought him to the same place where Mr. Wood and Mr. Shipman were; they had Beadle then in custody.</p>
<p>Q. Were they drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Short. There was no appearance of their being drunk.</p>
<p>Q. Did they ask for any money?</p>
<p>Short. No, they did not; Beadle said afterwards, their intentions were to rob some body that night; I being knock'd down, know nothing that was done to Mr. Wood. The first thing was, the prisoners came up and insulted us, and bid us stand out of the path; then Cook knocked me down.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. This is my property, and what I lost that night.</p>
<p>Spencer. In the morning he desired
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<p>Q. What place did you go to?</p>
<p>Spencer. It was somewhere in the city, but I don't know where: Miller staid in the room while we went; we met with a Jew, who said he had not money enough; and said, he would go and fetch more: he brought in a constable, and took us up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-15-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 3d of August, Carey came and asked if I know a person that would buy a hat, and said it was in a public house, the Three Herrings. I went with him there; there was Spencer and another woman; they had the hat; he asked a guinea for it; I saw it dirty; I thought it not honestly come by, and I got them secured.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-15-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and I, came from St. Giles's to Lombard-street, where we saw those three gentlemen: I ran against one of them; he returned round and asked me what that was for? I struck him; he struck me again; two or three blows pass'd, and the hat tumbled off; Miller took it up and ran away with it.</p>
<p>Q. What was you going upon?</p>
<p>Beadle. We went out with intent to rob some body before we came home.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to demand their money?</p>
<p>Beadle. We intended to get what we could.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with them, and what are they?</p>
<p>Beadle. I have known Miller upwards of three years, he is a brazier; and I have known Cook about a quarter of a year, he is a blacksmith.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Beadle. I am a watch-case maker.</p>
<p>Cook's Defence.</p>
<p>We met these gentlemen as we came up Lombard-street; we brushed one of their elbows; Beadle ran against it; the gentleman was making water; he said, What do you mean by that? Mr. Wood came and struck him; what Beadle said, I know not; he beat Beadle on the ground; I went to lift Beadle upon his legs; one of them went to strike at me; they knock'd my hat off, which I lost.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>Miller's Defence.</p>
<p>I was drinking with Cook and Beadle on Saffron-hill; we went to Cook's lodgings in St. Giles's, and from thence we went to see Beadle home to Newington: going up Lombard-street, I stop'd to make water; I heard a noise; I picked up a gold lac'd hat, and went to this woman's lodgings, and knocked at the door; the girl said she could go and sell it the next day to one
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<p>Carey's Defence.</p>
<p>The two women came down to me with the hat in the morning, and said they had something to dispose of: I asked what it was? they said, if I would go with them to Duke's Place, they would tell me. I went with them there; then they told me it was a gold lac'd hat: they took me in to have some beer, and wanted me to go and call a Jew; I said I would with all my heart, if it would do them any good. I went and call'd in that man, and told him the woman had something to dispose of: then Poll Spencer pull'd it out of her apron, and delivered it into his hand; he asked what she would have for it? I said, I suppose the hat may be worth a guinea or more; he went out, and said, he would bring in a man that should buy it directly. He went out and brought in all the runners, and took me and the two women; upon which I was hiked to Sir
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<p>He called
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<p>Wilson's Defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-15-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> accidentally: we asked him to take a walk with us; she never told me what it was about, till we got to Duke's Place: we went into a public house; she asked Carey if he could find any body that would buy a hat? he said he believed he could. He went out and brought in a Jew.</p>
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<p>The prisoner was but about twelve years of age, on which account she was
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<interp inst="t17640912-17-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to bed, about a quarter before nine that night: the prisoner came home about a quarter after ten, and walked about. As I sat upright, he came by me, with the breeches in his hand, and went towards the necessary-house, and never came up again till day-light. I know them to be the prosecutor's breeches, and told him of it the next morning.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>What they charge me with, is very false. </p>
<p>He called
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<interp inst="t17640912-18-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar came to my house, about eight o'clock that morning, the 7th of August, and told me he wanted to dispose of this mug; I asked him how he came by it, or whether it was his own? he said, it was his own, and the inscription on it, was his wife's father's, who had been dead some time, and left it to his wife, and their necessity obliged them to dispose of it.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Salmon. I live in Barbican. I said, if you will stay till the inscription is taken out, you will make more of it: he said, he could not stay. I said it will be putting a crown into your pocket: he said he could not stay, but would call again. When he was gone, I went by the inscription, and found the house of Mr. Gardner; I called for a Pennyworth of porter, and asked the woman how long Mr. Gardner had been dead? she said, he is alive and well. Said I, have you heard any thing of your mug? she said, her husband was gone to Justice Fielding's about it; then I found it had been stolen. I ran home, and got there three of four minutes before the prisoner came; he asked if it was done? I said, stop, I have almost done it: he said, I wish you would give me half a guinea; I said, stay a little, and you shall have the value of your mug; I said, I'll give you half a guinea, and do you come by and by, and take the rest: he would not step into my shop. I went up stairs, and bid my wife go down, and put her hand in her pocket, and say, I am to give you half a guinea, and in the mean time, I'll step out at the back door, and come round and take him. She went, and did as I directed, and I slipped out and seized him: then I sent word to Sir
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A person that was going to Florida, desired me to drink with him: I saw him go backwards several times; when we got about ten yards from the house, he said, here; I went to him: he said, hold your coat open (he had something in his hand): he swore, d - n you, hold your coat open, and clapped the mug in; I did not know whether it was silver or pewter: said I, what must I do
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<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-19-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's men came, and told me they had found the thief, and if I would come to Sir John, I might hear more. The scale bottom I can swear to, the rest I cannot.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. </p>
<p>I was going home in liquor, and heard a noise on the other side of the way; I crossed the way, and there were two men quarrelling; they both had hampers loaded with things; they walked away pretty fast, and I took up that bit of scale, and carried it home; this was on a Saturday night.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>499. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640912-20-off108 t17640912-20-crimeloc111"/>. On the 27th of July, I was ill in bed: a little before nine o'clock, the prisoner came into my room, and asked me after a woman in the house; I made her little reply; she kept talking to me, for I was very heavy and sleepy: the things mentioned in the indictment were in a bundle, lying on a table in the room; my cloaths that I wear, were lying on the bed: presently I did not hear her; I thought I heard something crack, and looking-round, I saw my cloaths were gone; I screamed out, and said, I am robbed; I called the people down stairs, and told them the prisoner had robbed me; she and the things were gone: her father went in search of her, but could not find her: the next morning she was found, and had on my quilted petticoat, shift and stays: she pulled them off in a public-house, and they were delivered to me; she said,
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<p>Mr. Lawrence, the pawnbroker's servant, deposed, he took them in of the two witnesses.</p>
<p>The prisoner in her defence said, the prosecutrix sent her with these things to pledge.</p>
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<p>500. (M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640912-21-off115 t17640912-21-cd116"/>. ++</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-21-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Bridgewater Gardens. (He produced a silver watch.) On the 30th of July, about seven in the evening, the prisoner at the bar, and
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<interp inst="t17640912-21-person209" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the evidence, brought this watch to pledge; they told me, it belonged to Pollock's husband, and they pledged it, in order to raise money to bury a child that lay dead. I lent them a guinea upon it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-21-person210" type="given" value="Catharine"/>
<interp inst="t17640912-21-person210" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to me, and took me to her own room, and took this watch out of a drawer, and desired I would go-along with her, and pawn it for her: we went together on a Monday, in the evening; she gave me eighteen-pence and a pint of beer for going with her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
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<p>501. (M.)
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<persName id="t17640912-23-person220"> Anne Knight
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<persName id="t17640912-23-person221"> Jefferey Knight
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640912-23-off126 t17640912-23-crimeloc128"/>. On the 28th of July, I locked our bureau in the fore parlour, at about half an hour after ten o'clock in the morning; before I locked it, I took a guinea out of a purse that had several guineas in it: I had put them out of my hand, and a bank note; all which I left in the purse; one was a very remarkable crooked guinea: there were in the bureau half a dozen silver table spoons, and two pair of mourning buckles, made of iron: before twelve the same day, I found the bureau was shut, but the bolt of the lock was standing out, not locked: I missed the spoons, buckles, money, and bank note; (the note is not laid in the indictment); I was before Sir
<persName id="t17640912-23-person222"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on the 31st, and saw the prisoner there; he was charged with stealing the things-mentioned, but denied it, and said, he knew nothing of them.</p>
<persName id="t17640912-23-person223"> Anne Broughton
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person223" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live facing Mr. Knight's house: I was in my parlour, and saw the young man, the prisoner at the bar; he crossed the way, and went into Mr. Knight's entry directly, without knocking at the door; I saw him four times; he went in twice, and out twice, which lead me to observe him particularly the last time I saw him come out. I saw him put something into his right hand coat-pocket: it seemed difficult to be got in.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Broughton. This was half an hour past eleven in the morning; I never stirred from my window from the time he came out, till Mrs. Knight's coming out, and saying she had been robbed, which was near a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. How could you remark me more than any other person?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176409120015"/>Broughton. I saw both his face and his back part too; and I knew him again, the first time I saw him at Justice Fielding's.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner several times go backwards and forwards up and down that street, between eleven and twelve o'clock that day: I heard him bid another young man go up on the other side of the way; they parted, and one went up one side, and the other on the other; I met him after that, coming down the street, next door to Mr. Knight's, with a paper of something, putting it in his pocket: he went off then, and I saw no more of him; this was about a quarter before twelve o'clock. I was going to Sir
<persName id="t17640912-23-person225"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the same day, to give a description of him, and saw him at the end of Bow-street; I said to
<persName id="t17640912-23-person226"> George Noy
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , that was with me, that was the person I was going to describe, having heard of this robbery: we pursued him to Tavistock-street.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to him, when you first saw him?</p>
<p>Bridges. I was within fifty yards of him, when I first saw him; we were at Sir John's door, and I saw him passing by the pastry-cook's; I believe he came from Drury-lane: the same person I had before seen with him, was then with him; we came up pretty near him: I left Mr. Noy to follow him, and went to Sir
<persName id="t17640912-23-person227"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to give an account of him, and get assistance: by the time I returned, they had taken him, and were bringing him along; he was searched at Sir John's; there were fifteen guineas found upon him, some other things, and a few papers.</p>
<persName id="t17640912-23-person228"> George Noy
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner is the man that I saw go into Mr. Knight's house, about a quarter before twelve that day, as near as I can remember; he had been up and down by my door several times, before I took notice of him. I saw him step light cross the way, and go in at the door, without knocking or scraping his feet, and I never went out of sight of the door, till he came out again.</p>
<p>Q. How long was he in the house?</p>
<p>Noy. He was not above ten minutes in the house; there were loose papers in his hands, which he was putting into his pocket; he walked very slowly down the street; I thought he observed that I took notice of him; he crossed over, and come towards me: I thought he was coming to use some ill language towards me, I went in, and he turned back, and went down Boswell-court. I believe I heard that Mr. Knight had been robbed not a quarter of an hour afterwards: I told Mrs. Knight I saw such a man go into the house, and described him in the best manner I could; then we went to Sir
<persName id="t17640912-23-person229"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, which was about two o'clock; then I saw him, with another person, standing at the pastry-cook's shop, facing the end of Bow-street; Bridges was with me; we went and saw plainly he was the man, and followed him: then he went to Bow-street for help, and I followed the prisoner to Tavistock-street; from thence, they went into Covent-garden, and up by the church; they turned the corner, into King-street, where were two soldiers: I said, if they would stop the fellow in the blue coat, (meaning the prisoner) I would give them half a crown apiece; they immediately ran before him, and stopped him, and brought him back to me. The prisoner asked me what business I had with him? I said, you must go to Sir
<persName id="t17640912-23-person230"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a gentleman wants to speak with you there. He said, it was an impudent thing to go to stop him; they brought him a few yards, and then he cleared himself of both the soldiers, and ran as fast as he could, and the soldiers after him: I saw no more, till I saw Mr. Knight had him by the collar, at the end of Wild-street: when before the justice, I saw him searched, and they told me there were fifteen guineas found upon him; I saw several; there were other things found upon him, which I did not take particular notice of.</p>
<persName id="t17640912-23-person231"> Robert Parker
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw Mr. Noy in pursuit of the prisoner; I also pursued him in Covent-garden; he ran up James-street, and turned into Hart-street; there he was catched, and got off again, under pretence that he was pursued by Bailiffs, and the mob let him go: after that, he went through a passage, and got into Great Wild-street; I catched him there; he told me, that he was pursued by bailiffs: the mob came up to me, and begged I would let him go; I really believed that was the case, and let him go: I had not let him go above half a minute, before Mr. Knight came and said he was the man that robbed him, and desired assistance: I then assisted him, and we carried him to Sir
<persName id="t17640912-23-person232"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; I took part of the money out of his pockets; there were fifteen guineas, some silver, and some half-pence taken out of his right hand breeches pocket, and some silver was in his left breeches pocket. I took a clasp knife, made into a saw, out of his pocket (producing it;) there was one guinea in particular, that Mr. Knight swore to (producing a large crooked-guinea, with dents in it); this is it; Mr. Knight gave a description of it, before he saw it.</p>
<p>Q. Does it correspond with his description?</p>
<p>Parker. It does, exactly. (The guinea inspected by the court and jury.)</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176409120016"/>Q. from Prisoner. Whether I had not seventeen guineas, and you pocketed two for yourself?</p>
<p>Parker. All the money I found, was produced before the justice; I saw but fifteen guineas, some silver, and a few half-pence. I took none to myself.</p>
<p>Mr. Knight. There were two purses in the drawer in the bureau; in one of them was a bank note, and this crooked guinea; there were between seven and nine guineas: in the other purse, there was a 36 s. piece, and to the value of twelve or thirteen guineas. It was money left in my hands, for a person's father that was in my house. I had heard of the robbery, and was going to Sir
<persName id="t17640912-23-person233"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to give an account of what I had lost, by appointment of Mr. Noy and Mr. Bridges: going up the passage, between Wild-street and Drury-lane, I saw some people running, and asked what was the matter? they said, there was a thief. Before I could get cross the way, into Drury-lane, I called, Stop thief, knowing I had been robbed; by the time I could get into Wild-street, the prisoner was loose again, going towards the Devil's-gap; there I catched him, and told him, he had robbed me, and carried him before Sir
<persName id="t17640912-23-person234"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : before he was searched, I described a crooked guinea, with particular dents in it; it had been in that purse a considerable time, and sometime without a companion. If it was alone, I have desired my wife never to touch it; I have seen it a great many times; I saw the money taken out of the prisoner's pockets: all the money that I saw taken out, was put into Mr. Parker's hat; the very first glance I had of this crooked guinea, I knew it; I said, there is the guinea; there were fifteen guineas taken out of his pockets: the prisoner was eating something, and as there was a bank note of 20 l. lost, I thought he was eating that: I asked him if he was not eating it, and looked into his mouth; there was something white in his mouth: this was on the Saturday, and on the Monday following, I found the spoons in King-street, Seven-dials. I went to enquire whether the advertisement had taken any effect in the city, and I came to Justice Fielding's; there was the prisoner brought up again, and was then dressed in a light suit of cloaths: I had intelligence where them cloaths came from, but I cannot say by whom: I went there with the constable and a search-warrant, and found my spoons and buckles: (produced and deposed to): they were found in a one pair of stairs room.</p>
<persName id="t17640912-23-person235"> William Povey
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with Mr. Knight, on Monday the 30th of July, to King-street, Seven-Dials, to the house of Mr. Archer, a taylor; there I found a little bairy trunk, in which I found these spoons and buckles: the people of the house told me the prisoner used to be in and out there. Here are two pick-lock keys; (Produced in court.) these were delivered to me.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These were brought to us at the Justices, picked up by some body. I can't tell who, supposed to be flung out of his pocket when taken.</p>
<persName id="t17640912-23-person236"> Alice Archer
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person236" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to
<persName id="t17640912-23-person237"> Richard Archer
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a taylor; we live in King-street, Seven Dials; the prisoner used to come backwards and forwards to a lodger of ours, for about three weeks before he was in custody; he did not lodge at our house, as I know of; the woman's husband goes for a clerk in the city; I believe her husband and the prisoner have been acquainted.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That woman used to wash for me; I never spoke three words to her husband.</p>
<persName id="t17640912-23-person238"> Martha Mark
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person238" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I can say no more than the last witness; I particularly know the prisoner's face, seeing him go in and out at Mr. Archer's.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>M. Mark. I am a lodger in Mr. Archer's house.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since you first saw the prisoner come there?</p>
<p>M. Mark. I believe it was about three weeks before he was taken up; it may be a day or two longer.</p>
<p>Q. When was the last time you saw him there?</p>
<p>M. Mark. I saw him go up there the morning he was taken.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the Morning?</p>
<p>M. Mark. It was after 11 o'clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have only bee n three Weeks in London. I was recommended to that woman to wash for me, by one Glascow; she asked me to breakfast once or twice; that is all I know about her. I had proof enough before Sir
<persName id="t17640912-23-person239"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to prove where I had this money; but Sir John and these men frighted every body, so that they, will not come near me; and I being a stranger in London, no one will come to me. My father died and left me forty guineas; I had twenty-three of them when I came to London; I bought some clothes, but since I have been in trouble, the people have run away with them; I have a young fellow, named
<persName id="t17640912-23-person240"> Mark Howard
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , that can prove how I had this money. I was born in Munster, in Ireland.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-23-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I knew the prisoner before I came to London.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he been in London?</p>
<p>Howard. I don't know. I met him one day; he said he had not got work; he bid me come, and he would give me a pot of beer; so I brought him with me, and he pulled out of his pocket a handful of silver and gold; I don't know how much; he told me his father was dead, and he was just come over to get work here. I knew him in Dublin in his apprenticeship: he is a shoemaker; I was an apprentice at the same time.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you seen him before he was taken up?</p>
<p>Howard. To the best of my opinion, it was about three weeks before.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you first see him in London?</p>
<p>Howard. It was in a house in White-cross-street, where I work.</p>
<p>Q. to Bridges. Is this the man you saw walking up and down in New North-street?</p>
<p>Bridges. No, it is not.</p>
<p>Q. to Howard. When did you leave Dublin?</p>
<p>Howard. I left it the 18th of May last; he behaved as well as any boy could do; he has a good character; his father always supplied him with money; he told me he supplied him with half a crown a week for pocket money.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he lodge in this town?</p>
<p>Howard. He lodged in a little court that leads up into the Strand.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever with him at Archer's in King's street?</p>
<p>Howard. No.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him, for stealing a large quantity of valuable goods, the property of
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<p>The prosecutor being a foriegner, and could not speak English, an interpreter was sworn.</p>
<persName id="t17640912-24-person247"> James Anceon
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<interp inst="t17640912-24-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , On the 2d of August, between 11 and 12 at night, I met the woman at the Bar, and took her to a
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<p>Q. How did you lose your handkerchief?</p>
<p>Anceon I don't know how I lost that; but I took it off her neck at Mr. Fielding's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say nothing to the prisoner when you missed your watch?</p>
<p>Anceon. No, I did not, I was sober, but taken very ill.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you suffer the girl to go away without saying any thing to her?</p>
<p>Anceon. I was so very sick that I could not say any thing to her.</p>
<p>Q. Was you acquainted with her, or did you know where she lived?</p>
<p>Anceon. No: I advertised her the next day, and in consequence of that the watch was found; I saw it at Justice Fielding's six or seven days after the prisoner was there.</p>
<p>Q. Had you your handkerchief when you met with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Anceon. I had; it had a mark upon it; but now it is taken out; but I know it to be mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-24-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor is a jeweller; he had been at my house, the Swan in Fetter-Lane: the watch was advertised four guineas reward, to be brought to my house: I paid the four guineas: when before the Justice, he asked the prisoner whether she took the watch in the house or out of the house? she said, in the house; and she went with him part of the way home, not knowing where he lived. I saw him take the handkerchief from the prisoner's neck; she said he gave it her to blow her nose on, and she put it in her pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-24-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . (A gold watch produced.) This seems to be the same watch, but I cannot swear to it; it has been out of my custody; to the best of my knowledge this is it; the No. corresponds; it is 168. I delivered it to Mr. Marsden.</p>
<p>Evans. I had it of Mr. Marsden.</p>
<p>Eliezer. This day four weeks, an elderly woman that pass'd for the prisoner's mother, came to me, and said, she was waiting for some body to buy something of her, and he was not come;
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<persName id="t17640912-24-person250"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17640912-24-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Marsden examined them separately; they said they were strangers to each other: the old woman said she found the watch in Grafton-street, against a post, at eleven o'clock at night. The prisoner said she happened to meet the old woman, and she asked her to go along with her, and she did not know for what; but she was going to see a Jew in Duke's Place: they were committed, one to the Gatehouse, the other to the Round-house. When they came before the Justice again, which was Justice Spinage, the prisoner owned the old woman knew nothing of it; that she took it from the gentleman's pocket herself.</p>
<p>Marks Garrick. This witness had the women in custody about five minutes before I came up to him: there was a butcher that goes by the name of Barrev, that gave him money to buy the watch, and he certainly would have bought the watch, had I not come up to him; the butcher gave him about four or five guineas to buy it; the old woman went to the butcher with intent that he should buy it; and there were people about, so that he would not buy it then.</p>
<p>Eliezer. He only says this, to fling me out of part of the reward.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence,</p>
<p>This gentleman took me in at twelve o'clock at might, and gave me a guinea to - and when he was going up, the watch dropt upon the carpet, and I took it up as he went down before me.</p>
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<p>Mr. Notley. On the 10th of August, the prisoner brought this silver stand to me to pledge: I asked her who she came from? she said, from Mrs. Dewberry, and that she was an acquaintance of hers. I asked where she lived? she said, at Charing Cross. I said I would go along with her, and if so, I would let her have the money. I went with her, and there was no such person; then the prisoner said she was to meet her there; we waited there some time; no body came; then she took me to St. Martin's Lane: there she said she would send for her. She sent, and there came an old mean looking person, that called herself Dewberry. I thought she could not have such a
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the stand at the door, and did not know what it was, and the man frighted me when he took me up; I did not know how to behave, or what to do; I never was guilty of such a thing in my life before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-28-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of July, I was going to the Duke of Leeds's; and between Kitt's End and
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<p>Q. What time of the day was you robbed?</p>
<p>King. It was between 6 and 7 in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-28-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the driver of the post-chaise, and took Mr. King up at the farther end of Mims-wash; he said he had been robbed by a person, in a grey coat, black waistcoat, a clean pair of breeches, a soldier's hat cocked up, a tall young fellow in his own hair, pitted with the small-pox: I set Mr. King down by the turnpike, and found the prisoner at the Green Dragon door. He was in the house, hanging over the hatch; I said to the person in the chaise, this is the man: I went to him, and asked how far he was going? he said to Hatfield: I said, that is not the way. He said, will you drink? and gave me the mug in my hand: I got a constable, and he came and took the prisoner. He was searched, and 2 s. and this knife found in his pocket, (Producing a clasp knife.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I believe this is the knife the prisoner held to me.</p>
<p>Mr. Gidens. I am a constable. I searched the prisoner, and found 2 s. and this knife upon him: when Mr. King came, and said the prisoner was the man that robbed him, the prisoner did not deny it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-28-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the taking the prisoner: I saw him searched, and two shillings and this knife were found upon him.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640912-29-off162 t17640912-29-crimeloc165"/>. Last Saturday, about six o'clock, she pretended to go out to clean a window, when she went away: presently, two gentlemen came with her and this ring (producing a gold ring), my property: they asked me, if I knew any thing of this ring? I said it was mine; I had not missed it before. I went to the drawer where it used to lie, and found the lock broke.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-29-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Kates, a pawnbroker, in Chandois-street: the prisoner brought this ring on Saturday last, and offered to pledge it with me: she having no hat on, I imagined she was some servant in the neighbourhood: she first said it was her own; after that, she said it was sent by one Mrs. Brown, at the Bull's-head, the corner of St. Martin's lane. I said I would go with her there: going along, she went into a chandler's shop, and did not seem willing to go; after that, she went into another, and staid some time; I called her out; she said, what do you think I am going to run away I then she went to the Bull-head: I asked the mistress of the house if she knew the prisoner? she said, she did not. Then I took her back to the shop again; she would not tell where she lived: after that, she said she was sent by one Mrs. Hall: we took directions where she said Mrs. Hall lived, and let her go, with intent of watching her; we let her go out; my master went out at one door, and I at the other. Going along, we looked up a court, and saw her cleaning a window: we asked her what she did there? she said she was speaking to a gentlewoman. We went into the house, and asked Mr. Feild if he knew that girl? he said, she was his servant: then we shewed him the ring, and he owned it. Before the justice, she said she found the ring upon the carpet in the room.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the ring in a piece of paper, in the room.</p>
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<p>508. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17640912-30-off169" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one pair of stays. value 4 s. one linen gown, value 5 s. one stuff petticoat, value 6 d. one linen tablecloth, value 6 d. one linen shift, value 6 d. one pair of worsted stockings, value 6 d. and 14 d. in money, numbered </rs>, the property of
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<persName id="t17640912-30-person280"> Thomas Bates
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<interp inst="t17640912-30-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My wife has a nurse-child, and I took in the prisoner as a sort of an assistant; she had been with us three or four days; the goods mentioned in the indictment were lost on the 31st of July; she was taken the same morning in Bedford-bury; the petticoat, apron, and handkerchief I saw on her back; the stays were brought by
<persName id="t17640912-30-person281"> Jasper Notley
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<interp inst="t17640912-30-person282" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought these pair of stays, and pledged them with me, on the 31st of July, for 4 s. (produced.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-30-person283" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor: these stays are my property; the petticoat and apron, that the prisoner had on when taken, are my property; the handkerchief is the property of the child's mother, that I nurse.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of every thing besides the stays: she sent me with them to pledge, to pay me.</p>
<p>M. Bates. I owed her no money: I did not send her to pledge them; she went when I was in bed asleep.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640912-30-defend277 t17640912-30-punish172"/> T </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>509, 510. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17640912-31-off174" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a silver candlestick, value 8 l. </rs> the property of
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<interp inst="t17640912-31-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Touchett. The prisoner Orroks, was at our house on the 23d of August; the candlestick was missing that day, between six and eight in the afternoon; we suspected her, and took her before Sir
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<p>Lazarus Levi. I live in Carter-street, by Wool-pack-alley. At first, there came a shoe-black, and asked me, if I buy silver? I said, yes: he said, there was a man and woman had got so me silver to sell. I went with him to the two prisoners, in Hounsditch; they were standing in the street: I asked what they had to sell? the man said, do you live hereabouts? I said, just by: he said, will you go home with me? I went home with him, and he gave me this silver candlestick into my hand; he asked 5 s. an ounce for it, and said, the girl had a relation died, and left it her. I stopped it, and went and advertised it, by which means I came at the owner. (Produced, and deposed to by Pickford, as the property of the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Orroks's Defence.</p>
<p>I did it for want.</p>
<p>Brooks's Defence.</p>
<p>I went over with her into Hounsditch, where we saw a Jew selling buttons; we asked him where we could sell the candlestick? he carried us to that gentleman's house, and he stopped it.</p>
<p>Orroks called
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<interp inst="t17640912-31-person293" type="given" value="Anne"/>
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<interp inst="t17640912-31-person294" type="given" value="Susannah"/>
<interp inst="t17640912-31-person294" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who gave her the character of an honest girl, till she fell into Brooks's company.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640912-31-defend288 t17640912-31-punish181"/> T. 14 </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>511. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17640912-32-person299" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Saturday last but one, coming down
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176409120023"/> yards from me: I found mine was gone, and I pursued him cross the street, into Wood-street, where I saw him, and cry'd Stop thief: a good many people get about him: I saw him throw a handkerchief into a carpenter's shop and the master of the shop brought it out directly; it was my handkerchief. When before my Lord Mayor, he denied the taking it; but when he was incircled by the mob, he said, he had not had any victuals for two or three days, and did it to save himself from starving.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-32-person300" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17640912-32-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner throw a handkerchief into a carpenter's shop, and the prosecutor came up and owned it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>There were two men ran; one had a blue coat on, the other a short man in a white coat. I heard the word, stop thief; I turned my head about, and the mob took hold of me; they searched me, and found nothing upon me. I never saw that handkerchief till it was brought out of the shop.</p>
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<p>Q. Had he hold of your pocket-book?</p>
<p>Hazard. I will not swear that he had hold of it, but I believe he had; I was in some sort of a confussion, and went into the shop of Sir
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<p>Hazard. I had seen him pass the bank gate once before.</p>
<p>Q. How long before?</p>
<p>Hazard. Perhaps eight or ten days before. I took out my pocket-case; I had put some blank draughts in it: I just shewed them, that they might imagine they were papers of great consequence, and put my book very carelesly into my pocket, and turned up Castle-alley: I just looked behind me, and saw these three people following me: I went into a little passage, that leads to the Royal Exchange, there is a cane and Toy-shop there; I stood there, with an intent of letting Mr Carnaby come up: I saw him coming; these three men stood behind me: they seemed to decline coming on, and rather drew back. Mr. Carnaby came up, but took no notice of me; I went and stood very near the statue of Sir
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<interp inst="t17640912-33-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; Clark stood directly by the side of my pocket, or rather pushed himself against me, and Smith by the side of him. In a little time after we had been there, that third person asked me some insignificant questions; I then put my hand into my bosom, that they might have an opportunity of picking my pocket; and thought, as soon as I found one of them move, I might conclude my book was gone. I soon found
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<p>"July 11, 1764.</p>
<p>"Three months after date, I promise to pay to</p>
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<p>"value received.</p>
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<p>I have witnesses here, to the validity of the note, if it be required.</p>
<p>Court. It is not to be supposed you would be deficient in that part, considering how well the rest of the scheme was plann'd.</p>
<p>Hazard. I must say, Clark did it very dexterously, for I did not feel him take the pocket-case out. We took them before my Lord Mayor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17640912-33-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's statue; I came about three or four yards behind him; the scheme was laid that I should follow him; Clark stood close by his right hand pocket, and Smith stood on Clark's right hand; he almost touched him; I don't know but what he did. I saw Clark pick Mr. Hazard's pocket of his pocket case, and deliver it to Smith.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Clark before?</p>
<p>Carnaby. I had seen him before several times, and knew his person very well.</p>
<p>Clark's Defence.</p>
<p>What I am charged with, I am quite innocent of: I was to meet my brother upon 'Change, and did meet him there, about some work. I was there about four or five minutes, and people came and shoved me into a crowd of gentlemen, and said, I had picked his pocket of things that he had lost.</p>
<p>Smith's Defence.</p>
<p>I was sent for home into the Borough, about some business: I stopped to see Sir
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<p>As the prosecutor went out with an intent that the prisoners should pick his pocket, it could not be said to be stealing from his person privately and secretly, without his knowledge.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As soon as I was taken, I was sent to Woodstreet Compter. They say I was in a sailor's dress; I could not change my dress: the gaoler knows I was in a blue surtout coat.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176409120026"/> struck me down in the kennel; a witness that is here pursued and took him; the people took him before Justice Manley: there were some soldiers; one said, Am I the man that robbed you? another said the same; the prisoner stood behind them; I said, that is the man; I'll swear to him. (The prisoner is a
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<p>Q. Was you drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Cook. I was not in liquor; I was as well as I am this moment.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it you lost your watch?</p>
<p>Cook. It was just 20 minutes past 7, by Westminster clock.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Cook. I am a
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<persName id="t17640912-37-person341"> Philip Skinner
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<interp inst="t17640912-37-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw this Soldier at the bar knock the prosecutor down; he got up again, and hollowed, stop thief, he has got my watch, several times over. Mr. Burch was with me; I ran after him. and never lost fight of him till I took him in Peter-street. He was twice rescued from me by the rest of the soldiers; they pushed me about, and gave me blows cross my arms. I took him to Justice Manley; there I saw the prosecutor; he knew him as soon as he saw him.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether I struck him before I ran, or afterwards.</p>
<p>Skinner. He ran from the prosecutor, and then turned about and struck him, and knocked him down into the kennel.</p>
<p>Mr. Burch was with the last witness from the first of it, and pursued, and was at the taking the prisoner, and confirmed Skinner in all he said.</p>
<persName id="t17640912-37-person342"> James Brown
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<interp inst="t17640912-37-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; I was sent for; there was a great mob; one part were for the prisoner, and the other against him: he was delivered to me; and, with assistance, I carried him to Justice Manley's; the watch was picked up in the street, and brought to the Justice's the next morning. (Produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)