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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Over 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 22d, Thursday the 23d, Friday the 24th, and Saturday the 25th of MAY.
<p>In the Fifth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fifth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble Sir
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<p>NUMBER V. PART I. for the YEAR 1765.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Sold by W. NICOLL, in St. Paul's Church-yard.</p>
<p>[Price SIX-PENCE.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<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 Sir
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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>
<p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>N. B. +
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<p>292 (L.)
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>293. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17650522-2-person40" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Glass-house-street: the prisoner pledged this sword with me the 20th of April for 4 s. he said it was given him by a gentleman that he had lived with; he brought about a yard and a quarter of velvet the 31st of December, and had half a guinea upon it; he said he bought it to make a waistcoat of. (Produced in court.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-2-person41" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an old cloaths-man; I took this piece of velvet out of pawn. (producing another piece.) The prisoner took me there to take it out. Another time I took three shirts out of pawn for him. The first was about a month before Christmas: I knew him before; he said he bought the three shirts in France, and wanted a little money; so I took them out for him: they were in Shoreditch: the velvet was at a pawnbroker's, in Bow-street, Covent Garden. I paid a pound or guinea for the shirts, and four shillings for the velvet; he said he got the velvet also in France, when he was there with his master.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-2-person42" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I can swear to the velvet and the boat, and nothing else. I know I have seen such a sword as this hanging in the parlour. My son is in the country for his health.</p>
<p>Mr. Hawkins. I am a salesman in Monmouth-street: the other witness and prisoner brought this boat to me to sell. (Produced in Court.) I bought it of Denison for 12 s. Seeing a crest upon it, I bought it in order to find out the owner, suspecting it to have been stolen: after that I took up Denison; he found the prisoner; he was taken before Justice Fielding; there he confessed he had taken the things mentioned in the indictment. He said two shirts and the sword belong to the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in distress, and took the things, but with intent to get them again as soon as I got money: It was through necessity; I did not sell any of them.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-2-person43" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Queen's-square, Bartholomew Close. I have known him three years; I never knew any thing bad of him.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Long. I am a servant.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A Scotch pedlar came to my door, and asked me if I wanted any cloth, stockings, or handkerchiefs; I said yes, if we could agree: he put his pack down on the table, and I bought these things of him; here is the bill of the pedlar's writing; (producing a paper) I did not want for money; I had taken thirty pounds of my tenant a few days before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-4-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : the things mentioned are part of the furniture of the room they lived in: I went in for some rent; I saw the bed looked very queer: I missed the blanket, sheets, and bolster; after that I missed the tea-kettle: I took her up the 13th of this instant, and before Justice Welch she owned she had pawned them: the Justice sent her with the constable for them; they returned with them: (Two sheets, a blanket, and bolster, produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did you not lend me a crown to fetch the tea-kettle again?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I did; but they drank the crown, and brought nothing home.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-4-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner pledged the things mentioned in the indictment to me; the blanket on the 10th of December for 3 s. 6 d. a sheet for half a crown the 15th; the bolster the 26th for a shilling; the tea-kettle on the 2d of January for two shillings: she left them all in the name of her mistress, nam'd Ingham. I knew the prisoner before; she had been backwards and forwards with things as from her mistress: last Monday se'ennight they came for the things that are here; I looked upon the prisoner to be a nurse to Mrs. Ingham, who is lame.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-4-person61" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-4-person61" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was servant to Mrs. Porter; I put the goods into the room when the prisoner took the room; I know these things to be the property of Mrs. Porter.</p>
<p>Q. When did Mrs. Porter miss any of the things?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. I believe it is about three months ago.</p>
<p>Q. How came it the prisoner was not taken up till the 13th of May?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. There had been words about the work; she worked with my mistress in the making of soldiers clothes; they had words about the work, and about the things; the prisoner and her husband took other people's work, and would not work for my mistress; they worked for my mistress till about two months after she missed the things: she was to work the money out; but as she would work for other people, and not for my mistress, then my mistress call'd upon her for these things.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Porter. How came you, when you knew these things were gone, not to take her up?</p>
<p>Mrs. Porter. Because she sell a crying, and said she would soon get them out again: I expected they would bring them home, but they did not, and the prisoner abused me so that I could not live in my own house for her.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this Ingham?</p>
<p>Porter. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>She knew of my pawning the things six months ago, and consented to it, and promised to lend
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<p>Q. to Mrs. Porter. When did you first know of her pawning these things?</p>
<p>Mrs. Porter. I first knew of it about two months ago: I believe I miss'd the tea-kettle about a month ago; the prisoner never made but one coat for me after I miss'd the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-5-person66" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep a green-stall in Clerkenwell; I was in my bed; the girl that owned the cloak, named
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<interp inst="t17650522-5-person69" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and Hutchinson lay in one bed, and the prisoner and one Cotterell lay in the other bed: the prisoner was almost always first up in the morning, and many things had been missing. I lay with my hand over my eyes to watch.
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<interp inst="t17650522-5-person71" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was asleep; I saw her turn her back, in order to pin it under her petticoat: Hutchinson came in and asked her what she was doing; she said she was pinning her shift: she got out at the door before I could get at her: then Jane Gray said I must pay for the cloak: I said I would do my endeavour to get it. In about two days after I met the prisoner, and charged her with taking it: she owned she had pawned it for eight-pence, and she would bring it back again. I never got it again.
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<interp inst="t17650522-5-person73" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-5-person73" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodged at Mrs. White's at the time; I was gone out backwards for water; I know
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<interp inst="t17650522-5-person74" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-5-person74" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's cloak lay under her head at the time; when I returned again, I observed the prisoner sticking a pin in her coats, as she was by
<persName id="t17650522-5-person75"> Jane Gray
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<interp inst="t17650522-5-person75" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-5-person75" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's head. I asked her what she was doing; she said she was pinning her shift. When she was brought back, she owned she knew of the going of the cloak; she said it was pawned for eight-pence, and you shall have it back again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-5-person76" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-5-person76" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoner say, Mrs. White, make yourself easy, I have pawned the cloak for eight-pence, and I'll bring it back again. This was after she was taken up.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The poor woman came from the work-house when there was a burying: she got out at the back-door; as to the cloak, I never saw it. She said if she could get eight-pence for her cloak, she would, to pay for her lodging.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-6-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Swede: I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17650522-6-victim80 t17650522-6-viclabel36"/>. Last Sunday night I went into an ale-house, the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17650522-6-off34 t17650522-6-crimeloc37"/>; the prisoner was there; she asked me for some beer: I had been drinking, but was sober; there were other people in the room; a public room: I refused to give her any beer; I said, I have none for you; she said she would set down in my company; I said, no, she should not.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Newman. It was near nine o'clock: I paid for my beer and went out; she overtook me when I was eight or ten yards from the door; there was another woman with her: she said, she wanted to speak to me; I said, then speak; she said, she could not there; they came round me; some pulled me by my sleeves, some pushed me, and by partly frighting me, got me up into an alley, and got me up into some room, up one pair of stairs: there was a candle on the table; there were five or six women in the room; I was frighted almost out of my life: the prisoner was at the head of the gang. They insisted upon my staying all night; I said, I had no money, and must go: they began to come close to me; they got some halfpence from me; I had 4 s. and 6 d. in another pocket; they got it all away, I can't tell how; they were for getting my hat and wig; then they wanted my buckles, they were silver; I took them out and put them into my left side breeches pocket: they insisted upon my staying: I was afraid to fight: I said, let me go and tell my ship-mates, and I'll come again; they would not let me, they
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220006"/> pulled me down on the bed, and two or three pulling me about for five or six minutes, the prisoner asked me what I was doing; I said God help me, I wished I was below. Presently they said, young man, you are welcome to go: I felt for my buckles, they were gone: I went to the alehouse, there was the prisoner again: I asked her for my buckles; she said, I might drink some of the beer, but should not have them without I would give her a crown; I said, what must I give you a crown for, I never sat down in your house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get them again?</p>
<p>Newman. No. She said she had the buckles: I said to the master of the house, must I have no help; he said, it was not done in his house: then she said, I should have them for half a guinea; but if I was saucy I should not have them at all. She said, if I would go back with her, I should have them in the morning. I went and staid there; she pulled my cloaths off against my will, and lay by the side of me in the bed: in the morning she asked me for a shilling for my lodging. She took my hat and wig from me: I took them and went away. I took her up next day about 11 o'clock: she said, the buckles were sold for 14 s. but did not say to whom.
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<p>Prisoner. He lay with three women, two at one time, and me the last.</p>
<p>Q. What makes you think she took your buckles?</p>
<p>Newman. She took the most liberty; and she owned it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-6-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the Three Tuns: this man came in and called for a pint of beer; she came and asked to drink with him; he would not let her; he went out, and she after him. She came back in about half an hour, and said, she had robbed a man of a pair of buckles; this she said to some other women: then the man came in and asked her for his buckles; he had a candle in his hand; she said she had got them and he should have them for a crown; he offered her that: then she said, she had sold them for half a guinea; he asked my master to borrow the money, and when it was offered him, she would not let him have them at all.</p>
<p>Q. What is your master's name?</p>
<p>Smith. His name is
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>He took me into the ale-house to drink; it is a night-house, where hundreds of unfortunate girls resort; he had but a shilling, which he gave me to get some brandy: there were two other girls which he liked; he went to my room and went to bed with them, and gave me the buckles to pawn; out of the money he gave them 4 s. 6 d. a piece; I saw him give it them when they got up: I left them; and went and treated him with a pint of beer: then he asked me if I would let him lie with me; I said, I would if he would pay me the same he had the other girls; he gave me the same, and I let him go to bed with me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The things do not belong to that evidence, as far as I understand.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>299. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17650522-8-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Leadenhall-street, and am a baker: on Monday the 6th of May I sent my man out with a basket of bread; he soon returned, and said his basket was gone again; this was the third I lost. I put on a disguise in order to see for it; I was directed by a brother baker to go to Chick-lane; I asked a baker there if he had seen any such; he said, here is a baker that has almost ruined me, by selling bread cheaper than the standard: I went on, and saw the prisoner pitch a basket and take six quartern loaves, two under each arm, and two upon his head, and go into this baker's shop, named Becket; I followed him into the house; the man and wife took the bread and set it on the counter: the baker's man went to secure the basket; I followed the prisoner towards the basket; and said, do you know who owns this basket; he said, no; he did not know any thing of it. I took him back to the shop; the man and woman began to swear they knew nothing of the prisoner: I took the prisoner before my Lord Mayor: we never got back the six quartern loaves; they swore so, and made such a to do, that I could not get at them. I doubt not but there has been 400 baskets lost within sixteen or eighteen months, with bread in them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>They accuse me wrongfully of it; I know no more of it than them that live at Jerusalem.</p>
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<p>300. (L.)
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Are you and the prisoner very intimate?</p>
<p>Sherridon. I never was in company with him but twice; and one time he used me very ill.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Sherridon. I live in Red-Lion-court, Fleet-street.</p>
<p>Q. Were there not a number of people passing by when he took the watch?</p>
<p>Sherridon. Yes, there was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never deliver the watch to him?</p>
<p>Sherridon. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you consent he should take it to take care of it?</p>
<p>Sherridon. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you call any body to your assistance?</p>
<p>Sherridon. No, I did not.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220008"/>Q. How much money have you demanded for this watch?</p>
<p>Sherridon. Since he has been in confinement he has sent his friends and offered me some money; they have asked me if I would take any money.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Sherridon. I do.</p>
<p>Q. What money did you mention would satisfy you?</p>
<p>Sherridon. I told them my watch and lent money came to 8 l. 5 s. that was for expence and costs to look for him in the city and country; I had had two or three people along with me; I did not think it proper to meet with him alone.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say you would take that money?</p>
<p>Sherridon. No; I did not: I said, I would leave it to the law; as I could not answer it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Sherridon. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never tell any body you was so drunk that you did not know what was become of the watch?</p>
<p>Sherridon. No, I did not to any one; that is all a heap of stuff.</p>
<p>Q. With proviso he had delivered it to you the next day, would you have prosecuted him?</p>
<p>Sherridon. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you look upon it he stole the watch?</p>
<p>Sherridon. He forced it away without my inclination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find your watch again?</p>
<p>Sherridon. No; I never did.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-9-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pavior's labourer, and live in Poppin's alley: I was going through the alley between 11 and 12 that day; I saw M'Guire take hold of the chain of the prosecutor's watch, and pull the watch out; he put it from his right hand into his left, and put it into his left hand pocket. I said, M'Guire, what are you about? why do you take the man's watch? said he, I'll take care of it for him: he then put his hand to the prosecutor's breeches pocket; hearing nothing in it, he took hold of his waistcoat, and in the pocket found some half-pence, and put them into his pocket; then he counted fifteen-pence half-penny, and said, fearing the man should go into any company he returned him them. Now, Dailey, said he, I'll give you a pot of beer to see this man home; said I, see him home yourself; you have got his watch. I went over to the Borough to my work, and staid there four nights: when I came home, as my wife and I were at supper, she told me that M'Guire and the other milkman had had a trial at Guildhall that day: I said, did he return the man his watch; no, said she; so I went and told Sherridon that I saw him take it from him.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known M'Guire?</p>
<p>Dailey. I have known him about thirteen or fourteen months: he lives in Plumbtree-court, Shoe-lane.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was you one that went as a guard with Sherridon to see for the prisoner?</p>
<p>Dailey. I went with him three days.</p>
<p>Q. What had you for your trouble?</p>
<p>Dailey. I never had a farthing; I borrowed six-pence of him, that is all I got.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. What sort of a watch was yours?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was a silver watch, with a silver chain and silver seal.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the thing they charge me with: Mr. Sherridon and I happened to be together; we had three pots of beer in Poppin's-alley; then we removed to the Plough, in Black Horse alley; he forced me to stay with him: I told him I must go to my cow-keeper for my monthly bill, and I wanted money to pay it; he lent me half a guinea; we shook hands, and he went one way and I another: I went and paid my cow-keeper; and about two o'clock he and his wife came to the Red Lion, in Poppin's-alley; she demanded his watch and 7 s. 6 d. in money; she said, she catched him asleep with his breeches about his heels, and that he had been asleep in the street about an hour; that he could neither stand nor go: after that he came and demanded his watch of me, and 13 s. 6 d; I thought at first he was joking with me; I said, you know what is between us, I owe you half a guinea, and no more: about three or four days after he served me with a summons; I went and answered to it before Mr. Alderman Blackistone; I was there acquitted: after that this Dailey happened to be in the way; then I was served with another summons: Dailey owes me a trifle of money for milk; I had asked him for it; he swore he would be up with me; but I never thought he would be the man that would go to swear my life away: Mr. Sherridon never owned that I had his watch, till after Dailey came and swore I had it: since that Sherridon swears point blank that I had it: I never saw Dailey at the time they speak of, to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-9-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Red Lion in Poppin's-alley: the prisoner and prosecutor were at my house on Easter Monday; the prosecutor was quite drunk; M'Guire was pretty sober: about two hours after they were gone, Sherridon's wife came, and said her husband had left his watch and 7 s. 6 d. with me; I said, good woman I do not think your husband is worth a watch: he came in the afternoon; he asked me if I saw any thing of his watch; I said to him, I did not think he was worth one: his wife abused him at my house, and said he had been out all night: she struck him; this was while they were drinking three tankards of beer together in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did Sherridon say that the prisoner had taken his watch in Poppin's-alley?</p>
<p>Collins. No: he did not.</p>
<p>Q. What is Dailey?</p>
<p>Collins. I do not know Dailey.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never see him?</p>
<p>Collins. I have seen him go backwards and forwards; he lives near me; but I do not know what character he bears.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-9-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard Sherridon say, a night or two after he lost his watch, he had lost it, but did not know how, where, or when.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Simpson. This was in Mr. Collin's house; he was telling it to a woman.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing about M'Guire?</p>
<p>Simpson. He did not mention a word about him.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Simpson. I live in Fleet-Street.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Simpson. I am a mathematical instrument maker; servant to Mr. Wyn.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-9-person108" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a milkman, and live by the Temple-gate, White-friars: I have known Sherridon about 18 years, I never knew any thing to stain his character till this time.</p>
<p>Q. Is he not to be credited upon oath?</p>
<p>Moran. I can't justly say whether he is or not: last Tuesday was a week he and I were at Islington; we went in at the Angel, and had a pot of beer: before we drank it he said he had lost his watch; he said it had a shagreen case: and nobody being in company but he and I, said I, Sherridon, do you want to bring me into the same line with M'Guire; he insisted I should take off my cloaths and be searched: after I was searched, I insisted upon his being searched, and the watch was found within the knee of his breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Was he drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Moran. He was drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-9-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Sherridon; I drink a pot of beer now and then with him: I was telling him it was pity to put the poor man to trouble and expence; he said, he was sure M'Guire had his watch; I said, I would give him a trifle on my own account, if he would make it up with him; he said, he was willing to make it up with him for so much money: but M'Guire did not know of my proposal; I did it out of perfect charity.</p>
<p>Q. How did he say he lost his watch?</p>
<p>Leeson. He said he lost it out of a drunken frolick: I have known M'Guire thirteen or fourteen years; he and I have milked both in one yard for twelve months; I never saw anything by him but what was just and honest.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-9-person110" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known M'Guire ever since he was a boy, in Ireland and England; he is a very honest, careful, industrious man; he bears a good character.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was a little in liquor; I went to my mother, and desired she would let me have a pair of pumps; she said she would not. I said I would have a pair; she said, then, if you will, go and chuse a pair, and come again after you have tried them on, and I'll give you the money. I went to the shop of the prosecutrix on Snow Hill; she shewed me a pair; I said they would not do; the gentleman desired me to help him on with the spatterdashes; the prosecutrix said, if I would stay till they had done, she would shew me more: then she said she missed a pair of shoes: the gentleman said, it is proper to search him: I threw my arms out, and hit the spatterdashes as they hung up, and they fell down.</p>
<p>Mr. Houscombe and the prosecutrix being both asked again, declared they saw the spatterdashes under the prisoner's coat, and saw them fall from thence; and that Mr. Houscombe stood between the prisoner and the place where they had hung, at the time.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you understand French?</p>
<p>S. Shelfe. No, I do not, but she spoke English so that I could understand her: there was nobody in the parlour the morning that she went away, but she and I. My husband and another man went about to the pawnbrokers, to give notice, if such should be brought, to stop them; I went about after that, and found the gowns at another pawnbroker's; they sent to us, and we went and secured her.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>These gowns were in the parlour where I lodged. I asked Mrs. Shelfe what they were for; she said they were to be sold: upon that I said I would buy them, but could not pay for them then. I bought them, and having some money to pay, I went and pawned them.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17650522-12-defend135 t17650522-12-deflabel72"/>, to lodge there till she would get a place; she was absent when I got up: I took her up at the Blue Bell in John's Street: I charged her with taking the things; she said she would make it up: I took her before the Justice; there she said liquor was the occasion of it, and told me where the things were; I went with the constable to the place; they were pledged in her own name. (a gown and petticoat produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Henry steel. The prisoner pledged this gown with me on the 25th of April, between eight and nine in the morning, for fifteen shillings. The petticoat was brought by another woman, named
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to lodge in this house; this woman kept a bawdy-house in Eagle-court; she lent me these things to go out in one night: I was to give her three half crowns a Week, till I could get better for myself; and because I went away that morning, she sent Sir
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<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Did you lend the prisoner the things?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, I did not.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never took them out of the shop.</p>
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<p>305, 306. (M.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-14-person153" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor: the two prisoners came into our shop, and asked the price of a wax necklace; I reached some down, and while I was shewing them to Arthur, Kinnaston went to another drawer in another part of the shop, and asked the price of other things; I bid her let them alone: there were two mock-garnet necklaces lying in that drawer, with several other things; they staid about eight or nine minutes; they bought nothing: after they were gone, a gentleman came into the shop and asked if I had lost any thing: I then looked and missed a mock-garnet necklace which Arthur had asked the price of. I miss'd two bead-collars, three bunches of mock-garnets, and a garnet knob that belonged to a three drop ear-ring. The gentleman said they were gone down the next alley: I sent
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<p>Arthur's Defence.</p>
<p>I went into that shop to buy a necklace; the gentlewoman ask'd fourteen pence; I bid her a shilling; she would not take it. I am innocent of the fact;</p>
<p>Kinnaston's Defence the same.</p>
<p>Elizabeth buckle. I live in Jewin-street, and am a Midwife: I have known Kinnaston form an infant; she is about thirteen years of age; I had her at my house some time; she left me about fifteen weeks ago; she never wrong'd me to my knowledge.</p>
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<p>The copy of the record of the conviction of
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<interp inst="t17650522-15-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and I were together, to see what we could steal: Cohan went into Mr. Masset's house, and stole six silver tea-spoons; then we went to Deptford and
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<interp inst="t17650522-15-person167" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> at the door; we asked her if her mistress was at home; we sent the things in by her, and bid her bring out a half a guinea for them; she brought word her mistress would give us but eight shillings; we went away, and after that we agreed to go back and take it; then she would give us but six shillings; so we took that for them:
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<p>Q. How old was Cohan?</p>
<p>Regan. He was about seventeen years of age.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-15-person169" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was a lodger in the prisoner's house; I opened the door and saw the boys had some spoons in their hands; they gave me them to carry in, and two pair of stockings. I was to carry them half a guinea for them; she said she would give but eight shillings; I delivered the spoons and stockings back again, and did not see them after: I went up stairs to my own room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see these boys there at any other time?</p>
<p>S. Williams. I remember seeing them there twice.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-15-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Gilham sent me with a warrant to the prisoner's house about six weeks ago; the boy went along with me; I sat down in a chair, and told the old woman I had a warrant to search her house, and asked her about these spoons: at first she said the knew nothing at all about any such things, and did not understand our meaning in coming to her house. The constable went to searching her first; then she pulled out these five spoons from her pocket, and delivered them. (Produced in court.) I asked the boy if there were not six of them; the boy said yes: I asked her about the other spoon, she said she did not know where it was.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-15-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with the last evidence; we told the old woman we came to search for six silver tea-spoons that Regan and two others had sold her: I desired her to let us look in her pocket; then she took these five out herself: I asked the boy if they were the spoons he sold her; he said they were: I looked on the backs of them, and saw the marks had been filed out: I asked her how she came to file the letters out; she said. she had had them five or six years: there was a watch and a silk cardinal found in her house, according to the boy's information; which the boy swore to.</p>
<p>Regan. There were the letters T. M. E. upon the spoons; ( the spoons inspected by the court and jury); there appeared to be the letter T. not quite filed out, upon one of them.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I can swear to two of the spoons, that with the letter on it. and another by a dent in the edge of the bowl of it, which I had observed before.</p>
<p>Rosa's Defence.</p>
<p>There were spoons brought in by that girl; she said a young man sent them: I would not buy them: after that, on Good Friday, this boy came to me, he asked me if I would buy a little time thing; I said, I would not; he said, he would sell it me cheap: after he found I would not buy it, he said, if I would be so good to let him leave it in my house, he would come and call for it: six days after he came with five officers, and told them where I had put it over the chimney; and said, there is the thing: then he mentioned the spoons: I said, Gentlemen, I know nothing of the spoons; I had only five, which belonged to me; I took these out; then they said, these were the spoons they came for: I bought them three years ago, for old silver.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<p>
<persName id="t17650522-15-person173"> Jos Philips
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<interp inst="t17650522-15-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner 20 years; she used to go about with boxes of hardware; she maintained herself and children very handsomely: I never knew any harm by her in my life.</p>
<p>Both
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and got hand bills delivered about, by which means I found out the prisoners, and got a few of the things again; the robbery was on the Wednesday evening, and the evidence was taken on the Friday. I found two odd stockings in Field lane, at one Mrs. Norfolk's, and about a yard and half of lawn: I found 23 linen handkerchiefs in two parcels, in a place called Brown's Gardens, by Monmouth-street; (produced in court.) I can swear to the handkerchiefs to be my property. There were also a pair of stockings found at the house of Wilder, the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I, and Magennes stole these things.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known Gammon?</p>
<p>Parker. I have known him about eleven months: I am a gentleman's servant out of place: I lived at Mr. Penyman's, a sadler in Holbourn, as an errand boy; and after that I lived in Leicester-fields. I was born in Berkshire: I got acquainted with Gammon in St. Sepulchre's church-yard; he is about 16 years of age, and I 18: Magennes, he and I were playing at skittles at the King's arms in St. Giles's; that night, when it came to be dusk, we all came together, to see what we could get, down Holbourn, and up Gray's-inn-lane; we saw the prosecutor's door was open, and nobody in the shop; Magennes and I went in; Gammon stood and received the things of us at the door: I went in twice, and Magennes once: we went and put them behind a parcel of tember in a lane just by; then we went back, and I went in; and Magennes took the things of me at the door; we went and carried them to the rest: then we sent Gammon by the door to see if any body was near it; we went another way; and he was to meet us at the corner of a street; but Gammon went back to the timber again; Magennes and I were going by the door; I was going in again, and we saw a light through the door; Magennes said, do not go in any more, for the pitcher never goes to the well so often, but it comes home broke at last; so he would not let me go in: then we went to the goods, where we found Gammon watching them; we took each a bundle, and carried them to Holmes's house; she lodged up two pair of stairs, in Field-lane; there we opened the goods; there was about seven yards of printed cotton, a piece of Russia cloth, about three yards and a half; about five dozen and a half of lawn handkerchiefs, and about four dozen and a half of linen ones, about 50 pair of stockings or upwards, and some childrens stockings; I believe in all there were 60 pair; six pieces of plain lawn, three pair of leather gloves, three other pair, and three caps; there were two or three pieces of figured gauzes, about ten or a dozen yards.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known Mrs. Holmes?</p>
<p>Parker. I have known her about two months; she buys old cloaths, and sells them again at Monmouth-street and Rag-fair: it might want about a quarter of 10 o'clock when we got there: she bought the seven yards of cotton for a gown, and two small children's pocket handkerchiefs, for 11 s. and two pair of stockings for her maid for 2 s. one black ribb'd, four thread, and the other crimson coloured: we left all the things with her that night; she asked us where we got them, because she wanted to know where to go to sell them; we told her we got them in Gray's-inn-lane: I was recommended to her by others that had employed her to sell such things; we were to have gone to her in the morning, to sell her more things, as she chose to buy them at different times, and bring the money as she sold them: Magennes and I lodged that night at Mrs. Wilder's, in Black Boy-alley: Gammon lived in St. Giles's: we went home directly; Mrs. Wilder was suspicious that we had got some things: Mrs. Holmes came and told Mrs. Wilder there were constables about near her lodging and she was afraid they would searched her room; she brought the things in her lap, all but what she had bought; this was about seven the next morning; she said, the constables had said there were nothing but a parcel of thieves lived there: I and Magennes took the things of her; Mrs. Wilder said, there will be a search about here: she took the things and put
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220015"/> them into a wheel barrow, and wheeled it out upon the dunghill, and put two other barrows by them, and covered them up; and said they would not think to search there: we then sold Holmes a few stockings for half a guinea; and a parcel of lawn handkerchiefs for another half guinea; which she took away with her; we trusted to her honour: in about two hours and a half after she came again, we wheeled the barrow into the room and took the lawn out, and let her have six small pieces and some gauze for half a guinea; she had all the lawn but one piece of about seven yards, which Mrs. Norfolk had: after she brought the money, she had some more lawn handkerchiefs for half a guinea; then she had a piece of 16 handkerchiefs, for which she gave us 8 s. Mrs. Wilder saw her buy all these. On the Thursday morning we disposed of all the things, except the two parcels of handkerchiefs that are produced here: Mrs. Holmes met us at the King's arms St. Giles, and paid us the last of the money, about three in the afternoon: we asked if the things would be safe if we should be taken up; she said, yes; for she sold them to a schoolmaster, and we should be very safe; for they were washed, ironed, and hemmed, before she parted with them: Mrs. Wilder would not let us stay at her apartment any longer, because we would not give her some gauze to make her caps; she said, if we did not take the things away she would throw them out at the door: I carried them under my arm to Mrs. Norfolk's, and asked her to let us leave them there till night; which she did: when we came she was not at home; her husband gave them us: we carried them to St. Giles's, to Gammon's: Gammon took them to the King's arms, and called a young woman out and desired her to carry them home: she told us after, she went and opened her bed and sowed them up in it. That night we all three went to the White Swan, at Black Friars, and lay there: we lay at the young woman's lodging on the Thursday night; and on the Friday we went to the Fox and Hounds, in Tottenham-court road, and sent for the young woman; we had three pints of half-and-half; the young woman went to see for Mrs. Holmes, to come to buy the handkerchiefs; she did not come. Then Ablet came, and said Sir
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's men were after us; we left the handkerchiefs there, and ran away: we left the handkerchiefs with him and the young woman, named
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person190" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; we all ran down Tottenham-court road, and desired them to meet us at the One Tun in Field-lane; we went there; they were not there; Magennes and Gammon staid in Union-court; when they came, we went in and had some beer and salmon, at the Angel and Crown there; then we sent
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person191" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> for Mrs. Holmes; she came; there were 16 handkerchiefs; she was to give us 16 s. also for them; she paid us the other 8 s. she staid and drank part of a pot of beer, and carried them home; she took them away under pretence they were foul linen, for a blind: she was to meet us again at the One Tun on the Saturday night, but she did not come: when she was with us in Union-court, she desired us by all means to keep from her lodging, fearing we should be taken up: then we took a walk into the fields, and went down to the White Swan, and lay there again that night: this was Saturday night: the next day Magennes and Gammon said they would not stay in London, fearing they should be taken up; I said, if you are afraid of that, I'll take it all upon myself, let Sir
<persName id="t17650522-16-person192"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> do what he will with me: we went together to the bottom of Gray's-inn-lane, on the Sunday morning, and met a milk-man; we drank some milk there; we all shook hands and parted: I thought they were going into the country: then Ablet and I went up to the King's arms, St. Giles's; there I saw one of Mr. Fielding's men; he took and charged me with this thing: then I said I would confess it all. I had denied it a little at first: then I put him off, and said, I would tell him to-morrow; he trusted to my honour: the next morning I came to the same house again; he said, tell me where the things are, that is all I want: then I told him; then he came up to me and told me Magennes was taken, and had made himself an evidence: then I said, if he is not admitted I'll go along with you; I went with him and told every thing. I knew: I know nothing against Ablet.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-16-person193"> Jane Bull
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person193" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Maynard-street, St. Giles's: I have one that keeps me without business: Magennes brought me the handkerchiefs about 10 o'clock on a Thursday night, and desired me to keep them till the morning; Parker and Gammon were with him: I was at the King's arms; Gammon came and said he wanted to speak with me: I have known him about a year and a half: he asked me if he might leave these things in my room till morning: I took them from Magennes, and took them home: they were these two pieces of handkerchiefs here produced. I kept them till morning; then I brought them to them at the Fox and Hounds in Tottenham-court road on the Friday morning; there were Magennes, Parker, and Gammon; they desired me to go and wait for Mrs. Holmes at the King's Arms: when she came I sent her up to them: she had promised to come there by two o'clock; she did
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : they said they would be at the One Tun, the corner of Field-lane, that same day: they left the handkerchiefs on the table; Ablet and I took and carried them down Holbourn: I carried them part of the way: We called at the Three Tuns, in Berwick-street, going along; there Ablet cut off two handkerchiefs from each piece: then we went to the One Tun in Field-lane; they were not there; but we met Parker; after that we went to the Angel, in Union-court; Parker went with us; there were Magennes and Gammon waiting in the court; we all went in at the alehouse together; I went along with Magennes to Mrs. Holmes's; she was not at home: I went a second time; she then came with me, and took the handkerchiefs from them at the Angel. When she went out, Magennes went out with her, and said, mind and take care to wash my shirt and stockings clean; that the people of the house should not suspect them: then I went home. I saw Mrs. Holmes pay
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> some money at the King's Arms, on the Thursday morning; but do not know how much, or for what; her maid was along with her.</p>
<p>Mrs. Porter. I live at the King's Arms, in Maynard-street: I have seen Parker, Gammon, and Holmes drinking together in my house: I have also seen
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person197" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I never saw Gammon but once: I lived servant with
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought a parcel of things, either on the Wednesday or Thursday night, a month ago this week: he said, if she had money she might get money; she might have things cheap: Magennes was along with him: she said, she had but half a guinea; there were some things opened; cotton and handkerchiefs; she said, if he would take half a guinea for the piece of cotton, she would give it him; I do not know what quantity there was of it; she said, it was as much as she could afford to give; they told her, if it was for her own wear she should have it.</p>
<p>Q. Did she ask how they came by them?</p>
<p>Dupree. No, she did not: she had the piece, and gave them half a guinea for it; I saw her pay it: she also gave six-pence to them for two small handkerchiefs: Parker desired she would left all the things lie in her apartment that night; she refused it, fearing the house should be searched; they then desired her to let them stay till they came again in a quarter of an hour; she agreed to it, but they did not come: I believe she bought a pair of black stockings, and another of purple, but they were too little for me: the next morning she carried them from her apartment, about nine or ten o'clock, to where Parker lodged, and said, she would have no more to do with them.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. When Mrs. Holmes was taken up, she told me she could help me to some of my things again; I went with her and one of Sir
<persName id="t17650522-16-person200"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's men in a coach, to where she owned she had carried them, in Brown's Gardens; she then brought me under an obligation that I should not speak one word when we were in the house about the things being stolen; I was to go as if I was to buy goods: when I got there I saw three or four more of my handkerchiefs hanging up, but upon account of my promise I did not then take any notice: afterwards I went there again, but the things were not to be found: we went to Norfolk's house. Parker said, my life is at stake; allow me to manage as I think proper: he went to the maid, and talked with her about five minutes; after that we went into the house, and there we found some stockings, and this piece of lawn.</p>
<p>Mr. Bailey. I keep the Three Tuns in Brewick-street: as I pass'd and repass'd my cellar with beer, I saw some people, and some handkerchiefs lying before them, resembling these red and white one's here: I think one of them had a pair of scissars in their hand, but whether it was a man or a woman I cannot tell, I took so little notice.</p>
<p>Isabella Goldsborough. I keep the Angel, in Union-court; there were three young men and a young woman at my house about a month ago; I believe it was on a Thursday: I can swear to none of them but
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person201" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; they had got some salmon; they drank about two pots of half-and-half: they swore so very bad, I said they should not swear in my house: there came in Holmes, the prisoner; one of the young men called her mother; I thought she had got a very unhappy son: they went away upon my speaking to them.</p>
<p>Gammon's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about the affair: I had been of an errand for my father beyond Monmouth-street;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220017"/> somebody slipt out of a house and called me in; there was Parker; I went up to the King's Arms with him; there we had two pots of beer; Holmes came in; she gave Parker and Magennes some money, how much I can't tell: we drank there about two hours; then we went to take a walk in the fields; we staid out till 11 o'clock; I said, if I went home to my father I could not get in: so we went to the Swan, at Black Friars, and lay there all night: the next morning we went to the King's Arms: they desired me to go and call the young woman out. I being acquainted with her; I went and desired he to bring the handkerchiefs, and she brought them to the Fox and Hounds: there they heard of people coming; they ran out; I said, they can't hurt me: then they said come along; for if you are taken up you will be hanged; then I went with them, and we went to the Angel and Crown.</p>
<p>Holmes's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw one of these people three times since I was born: I am innocent; I know them not: Bull came to me and desired me to go to
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<interp inst="t17650522-16-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : I formerly did wash for the woman he called his wife: I went to the Angel to him; he said, mother Holmes, will you wash these things; they are a shirt and two pair of stockings: I never sat down: when I came home I opened the parcel; then I saw they were handkerchiefs; I said, the Lord bless me, these are not washing cloaths; these are stolen goods: I took them to a friend's house: I came back to the Angel to give them the things, and they were gone.</p>
<p>Wilder's Defence.</p>
<p>They lay at my house; what they brought I never saw: when I saw these things, I took and kicked them out at the door: and because I turned them out, they have sworn this against me.</p>
<p>Ablet's Defence.</p>
<p>I had the handkerchiefs to keep for them; but did not know they were stolen.</p>
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<p>Holmes,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17650522-16-defend179 t17650522-16-punish103"/> T. 14 </rs>.</p>
<p>Wilder and Ablet,
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<p>See Parker, the evidence, tried, and Gammon evidence against him, No. 135. in this mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>Jos. Dunkin. I am a Custom-house officer: on the 22d of April I and my partner were upon the river, about one in the morning: just opposite the King's brewhouse above Iron-gate lay two sloops; we heard the tackle of one of them going; I imagined they were hoisting out some goods to run; then I desired my partner to lie upon his skulls till the boat put off: presently I heard the noise of skulls: I soon saw Whitham in a skiff by himself, and nothing in her: I said, Jack, what did you put on board that sloop? said he, what
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<p>Q. to Dunkin. Is it usual to carry goods on board in the middle of the night?</p>
<p>Dunkin. Some times they do to ships going to foreign parts, when they cannot finish what they begin in the day: but I never knew them to carry single barrels of pitch and tar in the middle of the night.</p>
<p>Whitham's Defence.</p>
<p>I have some more things to discover, if your lordship will grant me my affidavit: it was through my means that the goods were recovered.</p>
<p>Lewis's Defence.</p>
<p>If goods are brought in the night, we leave them till the morning before we hoist them down.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>Prosecutor. There was nobody near us at the time it fell from the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>To be sure I took these things from off the bench; they were not in the chests.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<p>Q. Where were the other two watches taken from?</p>
<p>Jacob. I do not know: I send a vast many abroad; and having so many at home, I cannot tell where they were taken from.</p>
<p>J. Allen. I live with Mr. Martin in Houndsditch; the prisoner pledged a watch with me, on the 7th of May, for 5 s. 3 d. (Produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.) The prisoner came at different times and demanded more and more, till it came to 1 l. 18 s. 11 d. the last time was the 11th of May.</p>
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<p>I know nothing at all of the affair.</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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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220021"/>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 22d, Thursday the 23d, Friday the 24th, and Saturday the 25th of MAY.</p>
<p>In the Fifth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fifth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble Sir
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<p>NUMBER V. PART II. for the YEAR 1765.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Sold by W. NICOLL; in St. Paul's Church-yard.</p>
<p>[Price SIX-PENCE.]</p>
<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>[Continuation of the Trial of
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I AM a pawnbroker, and live in Shoreditch: the prosecutor is a neighbour of mine: the prisoner pledged these things with me; (producing a blue domask gown, a green silk gown, a sheet, a napkin, and three pewter plates.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These two gowns, the napkin, and two plates, are my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person267" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Holywell-street, Shoreditch: I have four different articles here; (two petticoats, a curtain, and a white apron); but I never saw the prisoner in my life till yesterday,
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person268" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-22-person268" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought them to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Holywell-street, Shoreditch:
<persName id="t17650522-22-person270"> Sarah Smith
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person270" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-22-person270" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> pledged these two petticoats, and white apron (producing them) with me.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-22-person271"> Mary Moss
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person271" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-22-person271" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prosecutor's wife ever since I was a child; when she was living I was there for days and days together; I have seen her have these silk gowns on many a time; and I believe the velvet cloak, to be her cloak.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-22-person272"> James Gibson
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person272" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About the latter end of April the prosecutor came to me, and said his servant maid had robbed him: after that he came again with a paper, on which were wrote a parcel of things he said were pledged by the maid, and desired me to go to the pawnbrokers and see if the things were there; I said, the best way was to get the prisoner first: the next day he said he had heard of her: after she had surrendered, I went with her to these people; there we saw these several things; she told me of a vast number of things that she had taken; and that
<persName id="t17650522-22-person273"> Sarah Smith
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person273" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> had went and pawned many of them: she described them very particularly, and told where they were pawned: (a dimity gown, a brown damask gown, a striped silk gown, a muslin apron, and a counterpane, produced); these she owned she had taken unknown to her master, and Smith pledged them at Mr. Townsend's. I believe all these to be the prosecutor's property.</p>
<p>Gibson. I saw this blue silk petticoat at Mrs. Mattam's, (produced); this she told me she took unknown to her master; and also these chintz curtains, and under-petticoat, (produced); she said they were pawned by
<persName id="t17650522-22-person274"> Sarah Smith
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person274" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , for her use. I asked her what she had done with the money? she said, she had spent it all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person275" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-22-person275" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I believe these things to be the prosecutor's property; here is the fellow curtain, (produced and compared.)</p>
<p>Gibson. A black sattin petticoat the prisoner said she had taken, and sent Smith to pawn it; (produced.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am well assured this is my property.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-22-person276"> Mary Moss
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person276" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-22-person276" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I know the prosecutor's wife had such a petticoat as this.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I should be glad to have all the pawnbrokers asked, upon their oaths, whether they have not more of my things?</p>
<p>They were all asked, and declared they had not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-22-person277" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was chairing in the house; we got pretty intimate together; she wanted some money, and persuaded me to take these things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-23-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; there he said, he was very sorry he had robbed me, who had used him so well: I have sent him victuals and drink since he has been in confinement, and he has sent me several handsome letters: Sir John took from him seven guineas and a half; which was delivered to me. The course of our business is thus: I never take any money myself; but the drawers receive the money of the company, and deliver it to the book-keeper: I keep a regular account of all: the book-keeper gives security; for I used to trust the book-keeper two or 300 l. at a time: I had no security from the prisoner; therefore I gave him injunctions to pay the money every night, to a servant that I can put confidence in.</p>
<p>Q. from the Prisoner. How did I behave the time I lived with you?</p>
<p>Wildman. He behaved very decent and very regular; that was the reason I took him into my service at the death of my book-keeper: my business is large; I have taken 145 l. in a day: my other book-keeper hired him, and paid him his wages. The money I left with him was the balance of money on the former account; I settled before I went out; and this was the balance due to me: I told it over, and pushed it to him to take for change in the course of the business; he acknowledged there was so much due to me on the former account: there was the daily account under his own hand-writing: he had balanced the account, and had taken 21 l. that day: I went away when I delivered the 13 l. 14 s. he set it down in the book: I told him he was to deliver what money he took every night to the cellar-man; he said, he would; and I gave the cellar-man directions to deliver money to him every morning, as I had done, for change.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-23-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waiter at the prosecutor's; I delivered the money I took in the day to the prisoner, before he absconded; I did the day before he absconded; which he never delivered to the cellar-man: he continued in the house till the very day my master came home; when he expected my master to come he absconded: I paid him several sums of money during my master's absence; part of which he accounted for; I have seen the book since: I gave him 8 s. 3 d. a few minutes before he went away: I can't recollect what money I paid him in the whole; I gave it him. I received it: I know I delivered to him above 50 l. in the whole, while my master was gone to New-market; the greater part he accounted for with the cellar-man. I went to Bath; I went with the Mayor of Bath to him in gaol: we came up both together in the basket behind the machine: he said he was too well convinced of the folly he had been guilty of, and offered to deliver to me what money he had when in gaol: I did not take it: he said, he believed there was about 10 l. of it, it was in a piece of paper.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. By his own books he was indebted to me about 25 l. odd money.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17650522-24-off153 t17650522-24-crimeloc151"/>. In the year 1757, an information was filed against him and many others in the Duchy court of Lancaster, in the name of the Attorney General of that Duchy, on his Majesty's behalf, for erecting buildings, and inclosing great quantities of land, belonging to his Majesty, without any authority or right whatsoever, upon Enfield Chase, which is parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, and the inheritance of the crown. The cause came on to be heard before the Chancellor of the Duchy, and Lord Mansfield and
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , as Judges assistant of that court, on the 3d of March 1764, and the decree was afterwards exemplified under the seal of the court. The defendants were ordered and decreed forthwith to deliver up to me, as his Majesty's Surveyor, possession of the buildings and lands claimed by them, for his Majesty's use, which the court, by the decree, declared to be incroachments upon Enfield Chase, and made in derogation and infringement of his Majesty's right and title. (The exemplification of the decree produced.) The prisoner had time given him to shew cause against this decree; for which purpose this subpoena, (a subpoena produced) under the seal of the court, was served on him, as will appear in evidence, on the 21st of April; but on his not shewing cause , the decree was made absolute against him, by an order of the court made the 16th of May 1764, and that order, together with the decree, were exemplified on the 23d of that month. Upon the prisoner's being served with a copy of this exemplification, and his refusal to obey the decree, on the fourth of July the court made an order that an attachment should issued against him unless he delivered up possession of the premisses mentioned in the decree, by a certain day, which he still refusing to do, an attachment issued against him on th 7th of August, for a contempt of the court. Upon the return of that writ by the Sheriff, that the prisoner could not be found, the court ordered an injunction to issue against him, which bore date the 21st of November 1764. The prisoner was by that writ commanded and enjoined to quit possession, immediately, of the premisses, upon pain of five thousand pounds, and to permit me to enter, and to hold the same for his Majesty's use, without any interruption or molestation. (The injunction produced.) This injunction was served on the prisoner, as will appear, on the 26th of November, and upon his refusing to obey it, on the 28th of November the court ordered a writ of assistance to issue, which bore date that day, directed to the Sheriff of Middlesex, and the Sheriff's warrant upon that writ to his officers is dated the 20th of December. (Both produced.) The Sheriff is by the writ of assistance commanded to put me in quiet possession of the premisses therein mentioned for his Majesty's use, and to attach the body of the prisoner for his disobedience to the decree, and contempt of the court. Previous to the filing of the information against the Prisoner and the other defendants, who were eleven in number, I had directions to let them know, they were at liberty to take down their buildings upon the King's Chase, and sell the materials for their own use. The prisoner told me he would never quit the house he lived in as long as he lived; that he would be carried dead out of it, and set the court at defiance. He afterwards put in his answer to the information, but examined no witnesses. Several of the defendants agreed to throw open their incroachments, others agreed to abide by the event of the suit, so that witnesses were examined on the part of the crown, and the cause heard against the prisoner and four other defendants only. The prisoner told me he would give himself no more trouble about looking for witnesses; he swore he would be at no more expence in the cause, and would never quit possession. It was on the 19th of June 1764, I served him with the exemplification of the decree; I told him, I believed it was not then too late to throw himself on the mercy of the court, and that if he would apply, the court would probably give him leave to sell the materials of his house, and put the money in his pocket; he said, the court might as well pretend to pull the King's palace down; I must take care how I came there; it should be the worse for any body that came there for any such purpose; he always kept that in his house which would defend him; he would never give up the premisses to the crown, nor any one living; that he would knock any man's brains
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220025"/> out, that came to take his house from him, and used all manner of abusive language. I represented to him the consequences of his obstinacy, and told him the Sheriff of the county would be directed to take possession of the premises, and send him to prison for his contempt of the court. His answer was, that, The court and all their officers might be d - d: he wished he could see any body come into his house without his leave, to take any thing he had from him; that was the sport he wanted to be at.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did you serve him with this exemplification?</p>
<p>A. I delivered a true copy of it into his own hand, at his house; told him the contents of it, and at the same time shewed him the exemplification under the seal of the court, and demanded the possession according to the decree, which he refused to give, with many oaths and imprecations. The other defendants in that decree have delivered up possession, and now hold of the crown at small yearly rents.</p>
<p>After the attachment issued against the prisoner, several attempts were made to apprehend him, but to no purpose: when the writ of assistance issued, other officers were added, belonging to the Sheriff of Middlesex, viz.
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 13th of this present month of May I went with these officers, and five or six men they brought with them as assistants.
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> mentioned in the indictment was one of them. They were to give me possession of the premises claimed by the prisoner, and mentioned in the decree and the Sheriff's warrant, for the use of his Majesty. I took my servant with me. We got to the prisoner's house about six in the morning: I went to the back-door, whilst the officers went to the fore-door. Within a very few minutes, I heard a gun go off. I then rode round to the fore-door, got off my horse, and went into the house: the officers had brought the prisoner down stairs into the kitchen; as soon as he saw me he said, G - d d - n your blood, this is your doing. He was then putting on his clothes, and put himself in a great passion, and swore incessantly. The officers gave me a gun, which they said he had shot off at them. The prisoner said, D - n you, what business had you in my house? (or my room). I perceived it was a rifle-barrel'd gun, that would carry a bullet only, and not shot. I was then desired to go up stairs to examine the room where the gun had been shot off. The room was on the right hand of the stair-case; I found the key in the door, which easily turned the lock: it was a spring lock: there was no latch, nor handle to the lock. I examined the door, and found there was nothing broke, nor any appearance of force used. The room was in a sinother from the gun powder, and I think the window was shut. I went towards the bed, which is opposite to the dco, and found the gun had been shot off from the bed; the ball had gone through a wooden mantle piece over the chimney, on the right-hand side of the room from the bed, had broke a glass all to-pieces, which appeared to have hung above the mantle-piece, then graz'd the wall on that side, and had struck against another wall facing the bed, which was a plaister wall, at some distance from the door, and on the same side of the room. I found one bullet on the mantle-piece, but that was not the bullet shot out of the gun, for it had not received any difference in shape Afterwards I sent my servant,
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to search in the room for the bullet, which he will produce. When I returned down stairs, one of the officers asked the prisoner how he could be guilty of a thing of this nature; he answered, It was good enough for him. I told him I believed it was a capital offence; he made the same kind of answer, swore as many oaths as he could utter, and was extremely violent and turbulent. I observed to him, this rifle-barrel'd gun was only for killing deer, and asked him what he did with it; he said he had got his living by it these twenty years. He was afterwards carried to London by the officers.</p>
<p>The exemplification of the decree read in court: the decree was made the 3d of March; the exemplification was dated the 23d of May 1764: Also the subpoena to shew cause against the decree dated the 3d of April. The injunction also was read, dated the 21st of November.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person295" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Nuthall.</p>
<p>Court. Look at this (the subpoena put into his hand.)</p>
<p>Barratclough. I served a copy of this upon the prisoner on the 21st of April 1764, at his own house, and shewed him the original.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with him about his quitting the possession.</p>
<p>Barratclough. He abus'd me very much, and d - d me, and the court, and said we might all go and be d - d together, when I told him this was for quitting his house. I examined it with the original; it was a true copy.</p>
<p>(The injunction was then shewn Barratclough.)</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220026"/>Barratclough. I served him with a copy of this on the 26th of November. I met with him just by his house: he went in and shut the door, and call'd to me out at the window, and swore he had a good mind to shoot at me. I was at his house with my master, Mr. Norden,
<persName id="t17650522-24-person296"> Miles Smith
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and others, on the 13th of this month: I believe we got there by six in the morning. I was not in the house till he was taken. I heard the gun go off: I know Thomas and Pawlet were both in the house at the time the gun went off. The prisoner was coming away to prison when I went in; I went up stairs and looked at the place where the bullet went through the mantle-piece. It went into the wall, about half an inch deep in the brick-work, and returned from thence and struck another wall, and broke a china cup; here is some of the china in the ball now: it went into the wall near the door, and made a good deal of impression there. I found the ball within three or four inches of the wall, upon the floor. (The bullet and gun produced in court.) The officers brought the gun down stairs when the prisoner was brought down; it was delivered to me by
<persName id="t17650522-24-person298"> John Thomas
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<p>The writ of assistance read, dated the 28th of November 1764. The Sheriff's warrant read, dated the 20th December.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person299"> William Norden
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person299" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer to the Sheriff of Middlesex.</p>
<p>Court. Look at this writ.</p>
<p>Norden. This is our Sheriff's seal, (touching it) the seal of the office: this writ was delivered to me by Mr. Nuthall. I went accordingly to execute it in company with
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I and
<persName id="t17650522-24-person301"> Miles Smith
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> are two persons mentioned in that writ: We had six assistants; we went to the prisoner's house on Enfield Chase; we got there a little before six in the morning, on the 13th of this instant: we had given directions to our men, and divided them, that they might not go all in together: the house was open. One of our assistants went in with a strange man; they were to go and call for a pint of beer as two strangers going by, and as soon as they were got in they call'd for a pint of beer; the prisoner's wife went down to draw it; they gave a signal, and Pawlet and Thomas went in: I followed them as fast as I could: I was on horse-back: when I got in they were up stairs or going up: I saw them going up while I was getting off my horse: I was up stairs, I believe, within two seconds after the gun was fired: I found Thomas and Pawlet in the room: Thomas had hold of the muzzle of the gun, and the prisoner had hold of the but-end, sitting on the bed, and they had hold of him: they had shov'd him back; he was rather lying, and in his shirt; they were struggling for the gun; I could hardly distinguish any thing for the smoke; it was a little room; I ran and opened the window: we led him down stairs: this is the gun here produced. He d - d us, and used us with a great deal of ill language, and wished he had killed two or three of us, after he was come down stairs.</p>
<p>Q. How many persons did you find in the room?</p>
<p>Norden. There were only Thomas, Pawlet, and the prisoner; by this time Mr. Nuthall came in; the prisoner grin'd at him, and d - d him, and said he wished he had killed him; he said if he had killed him he would not have minded being hang'd directly. Mr. Smith came to London with him. After they were gone, Mr. Nuthall's man and I went up into the bed-chamber, and examined which way the ball went. I saw the dent in the wall; we saw the ball lying on the floor; he stooped down and took it up; it had gone thro' the chimney-piece, and graz'd the wall, and went back to another wall, where it lay. I put it to the place in the wall, it fitted the place exactly: I said I was sure that ball made the mark: the key of the door was on the out-side when it was shut.</p>
<p>Q. Did there appear any violence used on the door?</p>
<p>Norden. No, there did not.</p>
<p>Q. How large was the room?</p>
<p>Norden. It is but a small room; it will hold a bed, a small table, and half a dozen chairs. The door opens directly facing the foot of the bed: the mantle-piece was to the left hand at going in: the ball struck last on that part of the wall behind the door, about two feet from the edge of the door: It is a square room, about 12 feet by 14 or 16; the door opens to the left hand.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. How far from the door is the feet of the bed?</p>
<p>Norden. I suppose the door does not open above three feet from it; the room will not hold a table on each side of the bed; I believe there was a table in the room, but I did not take particular
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220027"/> notice: there was a chair in the room, for I sat down in one.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the bed did the prisoner sit upon?</p>
<p>Norden. He was sitting on the left hand side of the bed when I went into the room, that side next the mantle-piece.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the Sheriff's writ when the gun went off?</p>
<p>Norden. I had that in my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Before that time had you told the prisoner who you was?</p>
<p>Norden. There had not been time for it, but I told him before those expressions came out from him, who I was, and what was my errand. I told him this was what I expected; for the country all round had told me what I might expect.</p>
<p>Court. Look upon this name upon this warrant. (He takes it in his hand.)</p>
<p>Q. When was your name put to it?</p>
<p>Norden. My name was not put to it when I first saw it.</p>
<p>Q. Was the seal to it when you first saw it?</p>
<p>Norden. It was; my name was put to it after the seal was to it; that is what is done every day.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Smith when you went into the house?</p>
<p>Norden. He was along with me, he followed me in.</p>
<p>Q. Was Smith's name to it when you first saw it.</p>
<p>Norden. No, it was not; that was put in by order of the Sheriff; Mr. Grigg said he had recommended me to Mr. Nuthall, and I was present when my name was put in by one of our clerks at the office; and
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person302" type="given" value="Miles"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's name was put in at the same time.</p>
<p>Q. Whose hand-writing is your name and
<persName id="t17650522-24-person303"> Miles Smith
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person303" type="given" value="Miles"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's?</p>
<p>Norden. I believe, Mr. Benson's hand-writing.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person304"> John Thomas
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I act occasionally as assistant to Mr. Norden and
<persName id="t17650522-24-person305"> Miles Smith
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with them on the 13th of May, at the prisoner's house on Enfield Chase, at six in the morning; we went to execute a warrant upon him. I went into the house as soon as the door was open, and another man followed me: I do not know his name; he belonged to Mr. Smith, and I belonged to Mr. Norden: when I came into the house I did not see any thing of the prisoner; I went up stairs, there was the key in the door, I turned that; there I saw the prisoner sitting on the side of the bed: the door opened without any noise at all; the other man was at my back: the prisoner presented this gun, and made a level at me the moment I came in at the door: he had nothing but his shirt on: I took hold of the muzzle and turned it off with my hand.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to him when you opened the door?</p>
<p>Thomas. I believe I was about three yards from the muzzle of the piece, or hardly so much: he never said a word till after the piece went off; I put my right hand to it, and laid hold of him; he said, if I did not loose him, he would kill some of us: I secured him as well as I could, and Mr. Norden was just at my heels: in the struggle the prisoner received some blow; the room was in a smother on firing the piece: the piece went off immediately as soon as I touched it.</p>
<p>Q. What instrument had you in your hand?</p>
<p>Thomas. I had nothing in my hand but a cane.</p>
<p>Q. What had the person that was with you?</p>
<p>Thomas. He had an iron crow, in order, if the door had not been opened, to open it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he strike the prisoner?</p>
<p>Thomas. I did not see him strike him.</p>
<p>Q. How many people were there in the room at the time?</p>
<p>Thomas. There were nobody there but the prisoner and us two.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner's daughter?</p>
<p>Thomas. I saw her by the side of the bed, in a room on the left hand, in her shift; the prisoner swore he would murder some of us: he swore below stairs a great many oaths he should have been pleased if he had but killed some of us; then he had not minded if he was hanged up directly.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you run up stairs very fast.</p>
<p>Thomas. We did as fast as we could.</p>
<p>Court. Then it must make some noise.</p>
<p>Thomas. I ran in as quick as I could.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person306"> Francis Lascoe Pawlet
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person306" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . I was in company with Mr. Norden and Smith at the time they went to the prisoner's house. I went into the house with
<persName id="t17650522-24-person307"> John Thomas
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person307" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I followed him as quick as possible; we first went into the kitchen or tap-room; then we went up stairs; he turned the key, and put his knee against the door, and threw it open on the right hand. We used no force as I know of, only turning the key that was in the door: when we were in I perceived the prisoner with one
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220028"/> leg entirely out of bed, and the other almost out. I saw him level the gun at us. Thomas was so near him, he shoved it on one side, and it went off: the ball went through the mantle-piece, and broke a glass all to pieces; it went into the brickwork, and rebounded, and struck against the other side of the room, where it was picked up: I conceive it went off under Thomas's arm, and close to my head. Thomas said he had a warrant against him; we seized him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say that before, or after the gun went off.</p>
<p>Pawlet. To the best of my recollection it was before it went off; but it was so soon I cannot be positive; the gun went off as quick at our opening the door as I could go three or four steps. Thomas closed upon him, and bid him deliver the gun. He answered,</p>
<p>"God d - n you, I</p>
<p>"will not." After he came down into the kitchen, he said,</p>
<p>"I wish I had shot that rascal,</p>
<p>"that scoundrel, that Nuthall; I am only sorry</p>
<p>"I did not kill two or three of you; if I had shot</p>
<p>"that scoundrel, I should not care if I was</p>
<p>"hang'd." Going along he used many words to the same effect.</p>
<p>Q. Did he assign any reason why he shot at you?</p>
<p>Pawlet. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Who was in the room when you first went in?</p>
<p>Pawlet. There was nobody but the prisoner and Thomas when I went in.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person308"> Miles Smith
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to the prisoner's house on the 13th of May, with others, to take him, by order of the Sheriff; Thomas and Pawlet had been in the house before me; I was on horseback, and hearing the explosion of a gun, I quitted the horse, and ran up stairs: there I saw the prisoner on his bed, on his back, struggling with Thomas. Thomas was endeavouring to wrest the gun out of his hand; the prisoner would not part with it: Pawlet said, Mr. Smith, lo ok under the bed, and see that there is no more fire arms; I did; then we endeavoured to bring him down stairs; after which he was asked how he came to do so rash an action; he swore, and said, he was very sorry he did not kill three or four of us; then he did not care if he was hanged directly. As I was on the landing-place I saw the prisoner's daughter in a room on the left hand side, tying her petticoat on: It was opposite to where her father was; I think she was in her shift. I went into the room where her father was, and presently she came into that room to us. I came away with the prisoner that morning to London, and two other men. Most of the conversation was this, that he was very sorry he had not killed some of us; he was sorry he did not kill Mr. Nuthall: he said he had had the gun by his bedside for that purpose six months; for he knew of our coming. That he said also at Sir
<persName id="t17650522-24-person309"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Who was within the hearing of this?</p>
<p>Smith. He said it several times in the room below, and coming along the road.</p>
<p>Q. What did Mr. Nuthall say to him?</p>
<p>Smith. Mr. Nuthall said, you are an obstinate old man; now you have finished your business, for if there was a ball in this gun you will be hanged for it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him shew the prisoner a rope, and say, you shall be hanged up to dry with it?</p>
<p>Smith. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Nuthall. How long is it since the prisoner was a keeper?</p>
<p>Mr. Nuthall. He has not been a keeper this 22 years.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was awake in bed, and heard a thundering up stairs, before they broke the door; they had an iron crow; I heard the door burst open; my gun commonly stands by my bed-side; they came with the iron crow and knocked me down dead; I lay so some time bleeding: some time afterwards I heard a small bounce of a gun; I was stunn'd; it was like hearing it at a great distance: they kept paying me about the head with a stick; there was five or six of them paying me: the first I saw was one searching my breeches. I had four shillings and two six-pences, which were gone; I saw my clasp-knife in one of their hands; they were carrying me down stairs all over blood; they would not let me put my things on; they said, let us throw him in the cart as he is; they tied my hands behind me, and threw me into a cart; Mr. Nuthall said, Now you shall hang up in chains against your own door.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person310"> Daniel Bentley
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person310" type="given" value="Daniel"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lived with Mr. Crew when the officers were at his house. I saw them above
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220029"/> stairs; I saw them come up stairs; I saw them wrench the door open with an iron crow; I saw one of them try to open the door; he took the key and turned it round, and they could not open it; and because it did not come open, he put his hand with the crow to the door, and pushed the door with the crow, and the door went open; then they went in; I went and put my clothes on; the gun went off; I saw them striking my master with the crow on the forehead; he was bloody when they brought him down stairs; I heard Mr. Nuthall say, Crew, you will be hang'd at Tyburn, and brought down and hanged on that oak-tree to dry.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was you up, or in bed at the time?</p>
<p>Bentley. My Mrs. had call'd me up, and I was getting my things on.</p>
<p>Q. Did they hit him with the crow before, or after the gun went off?</p>
<p>Bentley. It was after the gun went off.</p>
<p>Q. Who heard Mr. Nuthall speak these words besides you?</p>
<p>Bentley. My mistress, and my young mistress both.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person311"> Richard Brough
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person311" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person311" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Monday I went to the house upon Enfield Chase, where the prisoner lived: I thought, by the marks I saw on the room-door, that it was burst open: there were two marks above the lock seemed to have been done by a crow; they were about the same breadth from each other: I looked upon the mantle-piece, and observed the ball went through it, and went up slanting, not quite perpendicular: I think the gun must be rather grounded, by it's going up aslant.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Brough. I am a master-brewer, and live at Enfield.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any crow there?</p>
<p>Brough. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever up stairs there before?</p>
<p>Brough. No.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell which way the gun went off?</p>
<p>Brough. No, I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look to see if it had broke the cieling?</p>
<p>Brough. No, I think it could not reach the cieling, being not quite upright. I have known the prisoner about three years; he bears the character of a very honest man, as far as I know; he dealt with me for beer.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person312"> John Curtice
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person312" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about fifty years; he is a very honest man; but when he gets fuddled he will swear.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person313"> Nicholas Young
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person313" type="given" value="Nicholas"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him almost fifty years; he bears the character of a very honest man: I never heard to the contrary.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person314"> Richard Fletcher
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person314" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person314" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , (senior.) I have known him above forty years: I never heard any harm of him; but he will get fuddled now and then.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person315"> James Jervice
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person315" type="surname" value="Jervice"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person315" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him above thirty years: I know nothing of him but that of a very honest man; he has brought up twelve or fourteen children, and paid his way honestly.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person316"> Thomas Lord
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person316" type="surname" value="Lord"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person316" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him between twenty and thirty years; he has a very good character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17650522-24-person317"> William Graygoose
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person317" type="surname" value="Graygoose"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person317" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him forty years; he is a very industrious man.</p>
<p>Q. to Norden. Did you see this boy Bentley in the bed-chamber?</p>
<p>Norden. He was not in the room till after the prisoner was brought out of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Mr. Nuthall speak such words as the boy has mentioned.</p>
<p>Norden. No, I never did; nor I don't believe he did say any such thing: I was near him; I don't believe we were five yards asunder all the time, till the prisoner was sent away.</p>
<p>Q. to Thomas. Did you see the boy in the bed chamber?</p>
<p>Thomas. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Mr. Nuthall make use of such an expression as the boy has mentioned?</p>
<p>Thomas. No, I did not; and I was present with Mr. Nuthall the time he was there.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner struck with the crow?</p>
<p>Thomas. No, he was not; but the hurt he received on his forehead might be done by the crow, as far as I know.</p>
<p>Norden. It was done thus; Pawlet held the crow in his hand, and the prisoner struggling ran his head against it; as soon as I saw the blood I challenged Pawlet with striking the prisoner: he said he did not, but the prisoner ran his head against it.</p>
<p>Q. to Pawlet. Did you see the boy in the bed chamber?</p>
<p>Pawlet. No: the first time I saw him was in the kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. Did you force open the door with the crow?</p>
<p>Pawlet. No, I did not:
<persName id="t17650522-24-person318"> John Thomas
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<interp inst="t17650522-24-person318" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17650522-24-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had hold of the gun: the prisoner flung his head up, as the crow was in my hand, and the top of the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220030"/> claws went against his forehead; had I struck him with it, it must have smash'd his head to pieces.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Mr. Nuthall say such words as the boy has mentioned?</p>
<p>Pawlet. No, I did not: I heard Mr. Nuthall say, You are an obstinate old man; see what you have brought yourself to: I believe you will be hanged: I don't believe Mr. Nuthall made use of any thing tending to what the boy has mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. to Smith. Did you hear Mr. Nuthall make use of such an expression as the boy has mentioned?</p>
<p>Smith. I was present with Mr. Nuthall from the time the prisoner was brought down, till his being put into the cart: I never heard Mr. Nuthall make use of such an expression: he told the prisoner he was an obstinate old man, and he was afraid he would be hanged for what he had done.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Nuthall. Did you not mention a tree near the prisoner's house; and say, You should have the hanging him up on one of these trees.</p>
<p>Mr. Nuthall. No, I never did; no such thing ever pass'd: I am sure I could not say any such thing: I told him he would probably be hanged for what he had done.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make mention of a string on that occasion?</p>
<p>Mr. Nuthall. No: on his being put in the cart he was extremely violent; he seemed as if he intended to do me a mischief, as he always did: he was tied with a string, and his hands were fastened when he was in the cart.</p>
<p>Mr. Alderman Tregothick. Last Monday was a week this thing happened, and on the Monday following I took a walk to the prisoner's house; there I saw a wretched old woman, and her daughter equally wretched, and that boy: I went up into the room and examined it; I observed the room was about fourteen feet from the door to the bed's head, and, I think, about twelve feet from the window to the chimney; the bed was taken down, by the mark on the wall it was about four feet from that side the room: the ball had entered the mantle-piece; it was a bit of deal, with a kind of a cornice under it: the ball went upwards about four inches, and beat off a large piece of plaister: I did not trace it any farther. I observed the bolt of the lock was not affected at all; the outside of the door had a mark upon it, two inches and five eighths from each other; they appeared to have been made by an instrument of that kind as mentioned: from the situation of the hole made in the mantle-piece I should imagine, if fired from the bed, it must have been about two feet from the ground. My idea of the matter was, there was some struggling (having heard the prisoner was a good marksman) to have directed the ball in that manner.</p>
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<p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220031"/> while she was gone I looked at this money again; then I found fourteen medals and but fifty-one guineas; when she came back the gentleman that counted it before came in: I desired him to count it, he found it as I had done; then I said to her, Molly, what have you done with this money, there are two guineas you have had to day? She said she had taken it, and begged for mercy. I said, why did you put the medals in? She said she put them in to deceive me, that I might think they were guineas, but she intended to put the money there again; she gave me a guinea of it back, and said, if I would give her three weeks grace she would pay me all the money. I sent my son-in-law for a constable, and she was sent to the Round-house: I asked her why she took it: she said she had made away with much of my linen, and she took some money, in order to fetch it back again: some she made presents of to the nurse that had her child, some to her child, and some she lent to a soldier, to fetch his cloaths out of pawn, who was confined in the Savoy.</p>
<p>Q. Was the bureau kept locked?</p>
<p>A. Lamb. It was sometimes locked, and sometimes not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17650522-25-person336" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . When I went to the Round-house, the officer told me the prisoner had given him these medals, and bid him burn them: the prisoner was there present; she was above stairs, but
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176505220032"/> she called down upon hearing this, and said, No, he took them from me; I bid him throw them away into the highway; saying, there could be no tales told: he said he took three of them from her bosom; this he said in her hearing, and she did not deny it: this parcel of 14 was among the money; and these six were found in the Round House. (Producing them.)</p>
<p>Mr. Burford. I was present at the prisoner's examination before Mr. Welch; she acknowledged she took the first when I came there to mend a box: Mr. Welch asked her what she had done with the money? she said, she had fetched some things of her mistress's home that she had pawned, that some she spent in beer, and some a soldier had.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I lived servant with Mrs. Lamb going on between five and six months: when the young man used to come that courts the daughter, I and my mistress used to go out: I know nothing how the money went.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<p>Mr. Jones. I have known her about three months; which time she lived with me: she left me since Christmas last: she was very honest and sober.</p>
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