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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176602190001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's COMMISSIONS of the PEACE, OYER and TERMINER, and GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE COUNTY of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 19th, Thursday the 20th, Friday the 21st, Saturday the 22d, and Monday the 24th of FEBRUARY, 1766.
<p>In the Sixth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Third SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
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<p>NUMBER III.</p>
<p>Printed for J. WILKIE, at the Bible, in St. Paul's Church-Yard.</p>
<p>[Price Six-Pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176602190002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>Before the Right Honourable
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<p>N. B. The characters * + || ++ direct to the judge by whom the prisoner was tried; also (L.) (M.) by what jury.</p>
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<p>110. (M.)
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<p>I was drinking at the last witness's house, and was fuddled, and did not know what I did.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you pack them up?</p>
<p>E. Bennet. I cannot tell the day, it was in last December, before Christmas; I saw it delivered to Mr. West's servant.</p>
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<p>Q. How was the box directed?</p>
<p>West. It was directed to Esq; Merest in the Little Cloysters.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not leave a person on board to watch the things?</p>
<p>West. No, I did not, I thought all were safe; I went that morning between 8 and 9 o'clock, and acquainted Mr. Merest of it, and took his advice what to do; he gave me a list of the things in the box, and I with his servant, went to Sir
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<p>Q. Did you know either of the prisoners before?</p>
<p>West. I had seen Walker before on the river, he is an apprentice to the water; the chest was found the next morning, I was told of it at Black-friars stairs, and directed to the Old Swan; where I went and saw it, it had been broke open, and was empty. When I heard the two boys were taken, I went to the Gate-house to see them. Lambeth came up to me, and told me of several things that he had taken out of my boat, besides the box which I had not then missed, and he owned that he had taken the box of linen, and that they tried to break it open.</p>
<p>Q. Was Walker in the hearing of this?</p>
<p>West. He was, he stood by me at the time; Lambeth said they stole a boat and rowed up the river, and heard a gentleman call for oars; they took him in, and carried him to Whitehall; then they went on board a west-country barge, but got nothing, then they came to my vessel, which he called a broom-boat, and got into her stern, and tried at the cabbin, but that was locked; then he looked under the cloth, and saw a chest, and with a great oath said, here is a good prize: then they said let's heave it out, we will sell the things, and sit ourselves out for sea; they got it out of the hole and cut the rope, but could not then break it open upon the bulk; then they put a rope through the iron handles, and in lowering it down into their boat it fell, and hurt one of them very much; then they went away with it, and flung the rest of the things which they had taken over-board, near Scotland-yard; they rowed down to the Old Swan, and there broke it open, and carried the things off, but did not tell me where; they were both close together at the time Lambeth told me this.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-2-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th of December, about 4 in the afternoon, my wife bought this linen of the women at the bar. I was by and paid for it. They were both together.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Whitmore. I keep a cloaths shop, and sell shoes near Tower-hill. The whole came to 22 s. 6 d. (producing three table-cloths, six napkins, one apron, and a shaving-cloth.)</p>
<p>Q. to Bennet. Look at these things.</p>
<p>E. Bennet. These are my master's property. The linen was all marked I. M. and numbered.</p>
<p>Whitmore. I had a bill brought about 8 at night from Sir
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<interp inst="t17660219-2-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and I went and took Welch directly. When they sold them, they said they had been buying them at a gentleman's house, and there were a great many other things, and they would bring some sheets on the morrow. When I asked Welch about the other things, she cried and said, go to my house; take this key, (and gave me one) and open a trunk, there you will find some sheets. I took an officer with me, and went and found the hinge of the trunk broke behind, and we were told that Foy had been seen to get out at the window with some linen hanging out of her apron: after that we took her with these things upon her (producing more linen, deposed to by D. Watkins to be part of the things she sent in the box).</p>
<p>Israel Saunders On the 17th of December, Lambeth came to me and asked me the price of a jacket. I told him the price. He went away and came back again and bought one. He said, if I had known of you two or three hours ago, I could have sold you a very good bargain of Holland sheets and table-cloths that would cover a whole room: he said his father was captain of a frigate, and was dead; he had been at sea some years, and his mother that did live in the Mint, was killed in St. George's fields, and that Walker, who was with him, was his brother by the father's side, and they had b-to - s at home that had robbed his mother of many things, when she was killed, which they did not know of till they came from sea. Said I, what sort of things have you got? They said they had sold for 14 shillings and a pot of hot what was worth 4 or 5 guineas, to two women, names Welch and Foy; at the Blue Boar, and the next day they said they would come to me; then they went about their business. Sir John sent bills of these things being stolen into Rosemary-lane. After that the two boys came again, and brought two shirts and a pair of double ell Holland sheets; then I went to Mr. Murray, and borrowed a pair of handcuffs, and took the boys before Sir
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<interp inst="t17660219-2-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; they had two shirts of the same on. When they came to the Gatehouse, we bought them two cheque ones and put them on, and took the others from them.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoners Welch and Foy?</p>
<p>Saunders. I do, they are dealers; they buy kitchen stuff and things in the lane; they don't care what they buy, or how they are come by (the sheets and shirts produced, and deposed to by E. Bennet as the prosecutor's property).</p>
<p>Saunders. These sheets are worth two guineas a pair.</p>
<p>Walker's defence.</p>
<p>I had been to sea in an east country ship. I went to see a relation in Lambeth parish. We drank till it was pretty late, then we agreed to come to Westminster bridge, and take a boat, and come to the Old Swan: there came a man with a boat; he said, he would not carry us under six-pence. When we came into the boat, he had these things in a white napkin; he asked us if we would buy a shirt or two; we bought each of us one; then he said we should not have them without we bought the whole lump, so we bought the whole tote. The next morning we saw these marks upon them: we never went to do them out, but went to sell them. We sold some to these women. The next day that man stopped us, and while we were in prison the ship sailed. She lay at Rotherhithe, and belongs to Gottenburg.</p>
<p>Lambeth's defence.</p>
<p>It is true what he says.</p>
<p>Welch's defence.</p>
<p>I met the young men; they had some things tied up in a handkerchief; they shewed me these things at the Blue Boar. I agreed for them for 23 shillings: they said they were their own property, that their mother was killed in St. George's fields, and they had been abroad 9 years; that they buried her directly in Whitechapel. I never saw them before.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Welch desired me to look at these things. I asked them where they got them; they said they were their mother's, who was killed, and they had been abroad.</p>
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<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-7-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Mr. Bellamy's in James-street. I went to go into a necessary house: the prisoner followed me down in the cellar. I felt his hand in my waistcoat pocket. I missed my money after; which I had put into that pocket but just before, which was five shillings and some odd halfpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-7-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable: I live in Denmark-court, by Exeter 'Change. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house. The prosecutor there told me the prisoner had robbed him of five shillings and some halfpence: this he said three times over. I searched the prisoner, and found 4 s. 6 d. in silver, and 9 d. in halfpence (produced in court.)</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Are you certain to what pieces of money you lost?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There was 4 s. 6 d. in silver, and 6 d. in halfpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-7-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the public house where this happened. On the 28th of December I heard Benson cry, he was robbed. I went to him, and saw him and the prisoner had hold on each other. I saw the prisoner searched in the watch-house;
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was upon my duty upon Whitehall guard. I received my pay that morning. I went to refresh myself at a public house in Westminster. Mr. Benson came in a little in liquor: he forced himself into my company, and said he had been a soldier; he was going away and said, if I would go with him, he would treat me with a pint or a pot. We went to another house, there we had a pot of twopenny; then he took me to another house in Covent-garden; after that he took me to Mr. Gibson's house, and called for a pot of beer, there he asked to go to the necessary house; a boy lighted him down; he staid there some time. I wanted to go, the boy lighted me down. He went away with the candle. The prosecutor had not found the necessary house: he insisted upon going to it before me: we struggled for it: he had bought some eggs as he came; we broke them. When he found they were broke, he said, I had robbed him of his money.</p>
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<p>Mr. Hamilton. On the 21st of December, about 9 at night, we missed a piece of handkerchief out of the shop of Mr. Shaw. I believe the glass where they lay was cracked before. I don't know how many handkerchiefs were stolen; they are generally made in dozens.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-9-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 21st of December, betwixt 8 and 9 at night, I, and the prisoner, and another not taken, went out, having no money, in order to get some. We saw this glass was cracked; we pushed it in, and Abrahams took a piece of handkerchiefs out; we took and sold it the same night to a Jew that he knew; he used to buy things of us. There were twelve of them in one piece.</p>
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<p>122. (M.)
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<p>123. (M.)
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<p>Q. Was you drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Bramstead. I was not drunk, I was sober enough to know what I did. She lodged up two air of stairs; she ran up for a candle.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you run out?</p>
<p>Bramstead. I did not know the way out: it was a back room, and it was dark.</p>
<p>Q. What was done after she brought a candle?</p>
<p>Bramstead. She pushed me down.</p>
<p>Q. What upon the floor?</p>
<p>Bramstead. No, upon the bed. Then I called for help, and she called for help, and we had a struggle for the watch. I cried out, murder. She called for her husband and others to come and help her.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body come?</p>
<p>Bramstead. No. When I called out, she put her apron into my mouth, and held a knife over my throat. I put my arm up in order to save it, then she slid the watch and 5 s. in money from the same pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What was you doing all this while?</p>
<p>Bramstead. I was lying on the bed.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this about?</p>
<p>Bramstead. This was about five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you in that house in the whole?</p>
<p>Bramstead. About eight minutes. She brought a candle, and gave me several blows.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not call the watch?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176602190007"/>Bramstead. I did, but none came, when I found her, which was in about 4 or 5 days after, she said the watch was in pawn, on Saltpetre-bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-11-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . After the prisoner had been away 3 or 4 days, she came to me one night, (I am a watchman) to light a candle; I charged her with using a man ill: she said tell the man it is in pawn, and if he will take it out, he shall have it again.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you the owner's name?</p>
<p>Rimington. She told me his name was Bramstead.</p>
<p>Sebrough Carney. I live in the same house where the prisoner does, she came up to me and asked for a bit of candle; I would not let her have any, she snatched one out of the candlestick, and took part of it. I heard the gentleman cry out murder, and said do not murder me, give me the watch, it is not my own; the next day she said it was in Blue Anchor yard, Rosemary-lane, that she had pawned it.</p>
<p>Mrs. Rimington. I lodge in the same house with the prisoner, my husband was not at home that night: there are several other lodgers, men and women, in the same house. I heard the man cry murder, murder, he was robbed, but did not see him: the prisoner quitted her lodgings two days afterwards. I heard her say the old scoundrel should have his watch if he would pay her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I happened to hear a noise at the door, I saw the prosecutor cutting a woman's petticoats off with a knife, and said she had his watch: she got away, then he laid hold of my arm, I was afraid he was going to kill me. I never saw no more of him till he and a thief-taker came, then he said tell me where that woman is that has got my watch, and I will forgive you.</p>
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<p>124. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17660219-12-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 21st of January, betwixt 5 and 6 in the evening, I went from my own house to Furnival's Inn; I had my pocket-book, in which were several memorandums, and likewise a draft upon Sir
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<interp inst="t17660219-12-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's and desired they would stop the person that should come with it for payment: I was sent for there on the Thursday following, there I found one Richards had been stopped with it; I took him before my Lord-Mayor, he said he received it of one Simpson, who is here a witness: he said the prisoner Bullock at first said it was left him as a legacy; after that he said he received it of one Shirley, who cannot be found, (a notorious pick-pocket.)</p>
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<p>(It is read in court, directed to Sir
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Simpson. I am a
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<p>Q. Was you to have any part of the money?</p>
<p>Simpson. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been acquainted with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Simpson. About 13 or 14 years, he served his time with the same gentleman that I did.</p>
<p>Q. What is Richards?</p>
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner tell you how he came by it?</p>
<p>Simpson. If I am not mistaken he said one Shirley found it.</p>
<p>Q. What is Shirley?</p>
<p>Simpson. I never saw him.</p>
<p>Q. Did not the prisoner tell you he had it left as a legacy?</p>
<p>Simpson. I do not recollect he did.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. That was the first declaration you made.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the prisoner deliver this draft to you?</p>
<p>Simpson. He delivered it to me in Poppin's-alley.</p>
<p>Q. Was Richards by then?</p>
<p>Simpson. No, he was not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>This day month I went into the Plough, in Black Horse-alley, in the evening; there was Shirley, he told me he had found a note, and asked me to get change for it; I said I could not tell whether I could or not, till I saw it. The next morning I met Simpson, at the Red Lion in Poppin's-alley, Shirley was with me; Simpson took
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<p>Q. to Simpson. Was Shirley at the Red Lion at the time the note was delivered to you?</p>
<p>Simpson. He was.</p>
<p>Q. Did Shirley say he found it?</p>
<p>Simpson. I heard him say so.</p>
<p>Q. Where is Shirley?</p>
<p>Simpson. I never saw him before, nor since.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Going across Monument-yard, I saw a man in a white surtout coat drop something, I took it up and found these cloaks and buckles.</p>
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<p>Q. Did he demand the wages due to
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<p>Peisley. He did, under that probate, which he produced and shewed to Mr. Burgess. I think Mr. Burgess asked him where he lived, he said at Portsmouth, he signed a receipt for the money.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this paper.</p>
<p>Peisley. (He takes it in his hand.) This is the receipt, the name W. Lane is the prisoner's handwriting, one Richardson was waiting at the Shop tavern, who went with me to the Bank: he came several times to the office about the probate, so that I have no doubt of knowing the person.</p>
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<p>Q. Were was he on the 10th of January, 1763?</p>
<p>Morris. My journal will tell, (he looks on it) we were then on our voyage from Bombay to Bengal.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen that Duff write?</p>
<p>Morris. (Takes the will in his hand.) I have, this is not his hand writing.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the witness's name,
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<p>Morris. There was one
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on board my ship, he is since dead: I was well acquainted with his hand-writing, this is not at all like it, he died in August 1763.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the name,
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<p>Morris. There was a man of that name on board, but I know nothing of his hand-writing.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner on board your vessel?</p>
<p>Morris. I never saw him in my life, before I saw him at Justice Fielding's.</p>
<p>Q. When did you said from England?</p>
<p>Morris. In May 1761, and Duff continued with us till we came to Bengal.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person160" type="given" value="Evan"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was purser on board this ship, and sailed this voyage. I have seen Duff write, (looks at the name upon the will) this is not in the least like his writing; he died at Calcutta, and so did
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person161" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I do not think this name
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176602190010"/> Brand is of his writing, I have seen him write often. I knew
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person162" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on board our ship; he could not write.</p>
<p>Q. How long was your ship at Bengal?</p>
<p>Evans. She was 13 months there.</p>
<p>Q. Where was she on the 10th of January that year?</p>
<p>Evans. She was at sea on her course thithers and she set out from there on the 21st of March, 1764.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person163" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person163" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about 13 years. His name is
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person164" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to the best of my knowledge. In last July he was confined with a very bad distemper.</p>
<p>Q. Where have you known him?</p>
<p>Bourk. I have seen him in Spitalfields, where his wife lived. I have been much acquainted with him; he has been oftentimes backwards and forwards at my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person165" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person165" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner 10 years and more; he and his family lived somewhere near Spitalfields. I became acquainted with him through Mr. Richardson. I never knew him go by any other name than that of
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person166" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen him write?</p>
<p>Wood. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Can you write?</p>
<p>Wood. I cannot, but I can read writing.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this will, the name
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person167" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Wood. (Takes it in her hand.) Here are the names
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person170" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The name Thomas Brand is much like the prisoner's hand writing. I believe it is his hand writing. The prisoner could write many sorts of hands.</p>
<persName id="t17660219-17-person171"> Richard Moxey
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person171" type="surname" value="Moxey"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person171" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner from the beginning of the year 1755. His name is
<persName id="t17660219-17-person172"> William Lloyd
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person172" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never heard him called by any other name. He was on board his Majesty's ship the Monarque, the Magnanime, and Royal William. He was turned over from ship to ship with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person173" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about five years. I never knew him go by any other name than
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<p>Yuyr Burgess. On the 9th of August last, a person came by the name of William Lane, and produced the probate of a will, the name
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : that person signed a receipt, and called himself the executor named in that will. There are such numbers of people that we pay money to, I cannot be certain to his person. I remember the sum was exactly 50 l. and he was paid in a 30 and 20 l. Bank note.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person176" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to the Pay-office, and have been almost 33 years. I can't say I know the prisoner. It is always my business to witness receipts: here is my name to this as a witness: it is always my business to ask executors or administrators where they live, in case any future demand should be made for wages. The person that was executor to this, gave me this direction, that he lived at the Feathers, on Portsmouth common.</p>
<p>Q. to Burgess. If money should be paid by you to a false person, who does the loss fall upon?</p>
<p>Burgess. I never did pay any money upon a false demand yet, but this, as I know of. The company issue the money, and the owners of ships deliver that money to me; so that if I was to commit an error, the company are responsible to the owners of the ships, and I am accountable to the owner for the money I receive of them; but the company, I apprehend, would indemnify me, had I paid the money under a legal authority, (that is, a probate from Doctor's Commons.) I account with the ships husbands, and look upon myself the officer of the company.</p>
<p>The will in question read.</p>
<p>In the common form. William Lane, of Portsmouth, in Hampshire, executor. Signed Jan. 10, 1763. Signed, sealed, published, and declared, in the presence of
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<p>The receipt of the money received read, amounting to 64 l. 19 s. 10 d.</p>
<p>Signed W. Lane.</p>
<p>Burgess. The balance on the account was just sixty pounds. I have been informed by my clerk, that a person came to demand the wages at a time I was not at home, and I have not heard of the person since.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to commence a prosecution against the prisoner for this offence?</p>
<p>Burgess. It was upon the account of a letter sent to me by
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , lately executed, desiring to speak with me, and Captain Morris of the Boscawen. Richardson was then under sentence of death. He charged the prisoner with forging this will.</p>
<p>Prisoner. They proposed to get him a pardon.</p>
<p>Burgess. I never made him such a promise.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was acquainted with the deceased about 12 years. We had several connections together. I made my will to him and he to me. I said, don't make it in my name, I am indebted to a great many people, and I shall be put in prison. He said, I am as bad as you: he desired me to make mine
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<p>See him tried for forging a seaman's will. No 148. in Mr. Alderman Cokayne's mayoralty.</p>
<p>See E. Bourk a witness in the name of Elizabeth, wife of
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person185" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-17-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in the trial of Mr. Goswell, No 41. in Mr. Alderman Beckford's mayoralty, and in the name Bourk against Richardson, No 506. in last mayoralty.</p>
<p>See Elizabeth Wood an evidence in the name of
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person186" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<interp inst="t17660219-17-person187" type="given" value="William"/>
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<interp inst="t17660219-18-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Henshaw. I was shutting up the windows, about 8 o'clock, and discovered a hole in the window. I went within side, there I missed three pair of pistols from off the hooks, near the hole.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-18-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the corner of Hatton-garden, Holborn. I keep a silversmith's shop, and sell pistols. On the 22d of January, the prisoner came and asked me if I would buy a pair of pistols, and shewed me a pair: he asked me 30 shillings for them; they were unfinished; I bid him 15; he agreed to take that (produced in court, and deposed to by prosecutor). I paid him for them. Said he, I have some other things of value and consequence to sell. After he was gone, I suspected him, and was determined to stop him when he came again. On the 23d he brought me another pair, silver mounted, (produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor). He asked six guineas for these. I was behind the counter, and kept talking to him in order to keep him till somebody came by to assist me. He suspected I was going to apprehend him; he catched that I had out of my hand, and ran away. I called, stop thief, and pursued: he threw the pistols out of his hand in a handkerchief into the high way. A gentleman here took them up. I took him, with assistance, opposite the bishop of Ely's gate, in Holborn.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-18-person195" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-18-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 23d of January, I heard Mr. Rock cry, stop thief. The prisoner ran by me with a handkerchief in his hand, which he threw into the high way, and in running about 12 yards farther, we secured him: the pistols were taken up, which he threw away in the handkerchief. He said, they were his own property.</p>
<p>Lambeth Case. I was going up Holborn the 23d of January, between 8 and 9 o'clock. I was on one side the way, and the prisoner on the other; running, he threw the handkerchief and pistols away so artfully, that I did not see the pistols till the handkerchief was taken up. I took them up. The prisoner demanded them as his property. He was taken before Justice Girdler, and committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been in the city: coming home there were people fighting, and a mob, near St. Clement's church-yard. I felt something with my foot, a person near me stumbled over it; he turned back, and I picked it up. There were two pair of pistols. He claimed a right to them. I said, do they belong to you? I did not show him them. This was between 6 and 7 in the evening. I went on about my business. I said, he should drink if he pleased. We went to a public house, and had a pot of beer; after that I had another pint; he wanted half what I had found, but I would not give him any thing. I went home, and after that I went to sell them to that gentleman. I carried a pair first that were unfinished; a workman told me they were worth 4 guineas, but it would cost 2 or 3 more to finish them. I sold them for 15 s. and bought two silver tea spoons. I said, I had another pair at home of consequence. Said he, if you'll bring them, I'll buy them. I brought them about 9 o'clock. We did not agree. When I was got about 2 or 3 yards from the door, he called, stop thief. I stumbled, and they sell out of my hand. The gentleman came and said I was a thief. I said, they were my pistols and handkerchief. They took me before the Justice.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-18-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a night-man. I never knew the prisoner till I met him in the Strand about a month or five weeks ago. About 6 or 7 in the evening I had my rod in my hand, by St. Clement's church-yard. I saw a mob of people. I got up near the houses: there I felt something.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176602190012"/> The prisoner stooped and picked it up. I said, friend, what have you got there? He said, what is that to you; he still kept going on towards Catherine-street. I was going to Hanover-street, Long acre. I saw him look several times at it, but he did not open it. He asked me if I had lost any thing, I said, no. I asked him two or three times what he had got there. I saw it was something tied in a handkerchief. We stopped at the White Bear, at the corner of Hanover street; there he would treat me with a pot of beer; then he opened the handkerchief, and shewed me four pistols, then he called for another pint, and threw down six-pence, and ran away, and I never saw him since, only once in Newgate; he sent me a letter to come to him there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him where you lived?</p>
<p>Elmore. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to know how to direct to you?</p>
<p>Elmore. I can't tell that, and this day a woman brought me a subpoena. I went to a lawyer in Clifford's-inn to know whether I must come here, and he told me I must. I received two letters from him, one from New Prison, that I have lost, the other from Newgate (producing it.) I went to him accordingly. I did not go to New Prison, the letter being signed David Miller, and I did not know any person of that name.</p>
<p>Q. Where were your letters directed to?</p>
<p>Elmore. To the White Bear. I use that house, and always leave my rod there. I received the letters there, directed to Mr. James, night-man, at the White Bear, Castle-street.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to know your business?</p>
<p>Elmore. I can't tell that.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did the prisoner mention any thing of this before the Justice?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He said he found them close up against a door in the Strand. I never heard him mention any mob or fighting, or any thing of this man.</p>
<p>He called
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<interp inst="t17660219-18-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who had known him about two years, who said, they never knew any ill of him.</p>
<p>The letter read to this purport:</p>
<p>"I should be obliged to you if you will let me</p>
<p>"see you to-morro w morning. I sent one letter</p>
<p>"to you before, when I was in New Prison; as</p>
<p>"I did not see you then, I beg, for God's sake,</p>
<p>"you will come to me, and ask for one David</p>
<p>"Newgate, Dated Feb. 14."</p>
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<p>Q. Have you measured this you produce here?</p>
<p>Horner. No.</p>
<p>He was ordered to measure it, which he did in court.</p>
<p>Horner. Here is 26 yards of the 3 quarters, and about 24 of half ell. This is made of a slighter kind on purpose for our own use. The general run are a stouter kind. The two prisoners denied the charge before the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. Did the woman at the bar claim the silk?</p>
<p>Horner. She never claimed or disclaimed it.</p>
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<p>Burnham's defence.</p>
<p>I never was along with that lad in my life, this is all out of spite, I have seen him about in Gravel-lane, and licked him once or twice.</p>
<p>For Burnham.</p>
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<p>Brown's defence.</p>
<p>I bought this silk of a woman at 14 d. per yard, there was 17 yards of one piece, and I think 26 of the other; she said she came from Wapping. I had not money enough to pay for it, and I borrowed half a guinea, and pawned a sattin cloak, and then could not make the money up, without borrowing half a crown of my next door neighbour; this was about two months ago.</p>
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<p>Q. What is Tricket?</p>
<p>H. Taylor. He is a watchmaker. I left Tricket and M'Kenzie in bed together, between 10 and 11 the next morning.</p>
<p>Tricket. That evidence was very much in liquor, she fell slump on the bed, said she we have got a watch; we got it at the Talbot inn, from a gentleman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-20-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Sunday the 9th day of this instant, I had been at the other end of the town, I called upon Tricket, he said he was going to the play at night, and he had no money, and if I would go to sell this chain, he would treat me with a play at night; then I took it to Mr. Smith, he said he had it of his Suky; they live together. There was a seal with a coat of arms engraved on a cornelian with it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I had such a seal to it when I lost it.</p>
<p>Olive. We got a knife and took the stone out, and I sold the gold for 2 s. and 9 d.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you understand watches?</p>
<p>Ealing. I do not.</p>
<p>Q. What was the agreement you made with him?</p>
<p>Ealing. He was to fetch it in three months time, or it was to be sold.</p>
<p>Mr. Julian. I took upon this watch to be worth about 18 guineas.</p>
<p>M'Kenzie's Defence.</p>
<p>That woman and I drank punch with the gentleman at the Talbot inn, pretty merrily together, she was in liquor; I found the watch on the floor, I told her of it, she said it would buy each of us a gown.</p>
<p>Tricket's defence.</p>
<p>On that night I went to bed about nine, the two girls came into the room, said Taylor we have got a watch, we found it at the Talbot inn in the Strand; she was very drunk and fell about. I read the Advertiser to see if it was advertised. I had no money to get it advertised, and it was useless to me to keep it. I did not know it was gold, I waited five days, and then went and pawned it.</p>
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<p>I did not quit my lodgings, I pawned them for want.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Dass, his wife, confirmed the account he gave.</p>
<p>Mr. Kilderman the constable produced the things, and deposed he had some from Mr. Ashbridge's, and some from Mr. Forshell's, two pawnbrokers, deposed to by Mrs. Dass.</p>
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<persName id="t17660219-27-person280"> Thomas Weed
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<interp inst="t17660219-27-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost a brown gelding, out of
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660219-27-off151 t17660219-27-crimeloc153"/>. I had seen him in the morning on the 27th, and at night he was gone; on the 31st I found him again in Smithfield, in the prisoner's possession. I asked him whether he owned the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176602190016"/> horse, he said, yes. Upon which, I took hold of him, and said, the horse was mine. He was very much surprised, and said, he bought him at Potton fair, which was on the 28th. I charged a constable with him, and took him before my Lord-Mayor. There he said he bought him between Biggleswade and Eaton, but could not tell of whom. He had my neighbour
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<interp inst="t17660219-27-person281" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's mare also: she was taken from a ground next to mine; there was only a hedge parted them. He said, he bought them both between Biggleswade and Eaton, going to Potton.</p>
<p>Q. What is your horse worth?</p>
<p>Weed. He is worth 9 l.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-27-person282" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I missed my mare the same time Mr. Weed did his. I went with him in search. We found them both in Smithfield. I heard the prisoner say he bought them both between Biggleswade and Potton, in Bedfordshire. I lost three horses that night, and in going home from London found one of the others, which had fell lame, and was left by a person at Storton, near Kimbolton: the other I have not found.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Storton from where you live?</p>
<p>Richards. It is about 14 or 15 miles.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Potton from you?</p>
<p>Richards. That is about 30 miles, and Smithfield is about 80.</p>
<p>Q. Is Potton in the road to Smithfield?</p>
<p>Weed. It is not. It may be about 7 miles out of the way on the left hand.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I bought them both going to Potton fair, between Biggleswade and Eaton, at a little town called Wymouth, as I was coming home from Huntingdonshire. I live in London, and have dealt in horses some time. The man I bought them of, came from Finden, in Northamptonshire, and his name was John Brown. I gave him 4 l. 16 s. for one, and 40 shillings for the other. Here is the receipt, (producing one signed John Brown.)</p>
<p>Q. to Weed. Did you see this receipt before?</p>
<p>Weed. He produced it before my Lord-Mayor.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any time to get this wrote between the time he was taken up, and going before my Lord-Mayor?</p>
<p>Weed. Yes, he lay in the Compter one night before he was before my Lord.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17660219-27-person283"> Mary Hunt
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<interp inst="t17660219-27-person283" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-27-person283" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner from a child. I have heard he did deal in horses, but I have not seen him these 12 months. I always thought him an extravagant young man; he has made away with a deal of money, but I never heard any thing of this sort of him before.</p>
<persName id="t17660219-27-person284"> John Cooper
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<interp inst="t17660219-27-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him between 3 and 4 years. He is a very worthy honest man as ever I came in company with in my life. He was a blue-maker. I am a grocer, and have bought blue of him. I have heard he dealt in horses: he always had a fancy for horses. He used to buy horses in Smithfield, and sell and chop them. His stables were in Hockley in the Hole. I have been at them.</p>
<persName id="t17660219-27-person285"> Thomas Nelson
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<interp inst="t17660219-27-person285" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-27-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged at my house, in Poppin's-alley, Fleet-street, near 5 months last past. He made blue, and used to carry it into the country, and I believe he dealt in horses, and had stables towards Cold-bath-fields. He is a very honest, sober, regular man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-27-person286" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-27-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about 12 months: he did lodge with me in Cloth-fair about 3 or 4 months: he followed blue making, and dealt some little trifle in horses. He has a very honest character.</p>
<persName id="t17660219-27-person287"> Samuel Day
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<interp inst="t17660219-27-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about 3 months. He took a stable of me on Clerkenwell-green for about 16 or 18 horses, but we had not come to a regular agreement, because the place wanted painting. He sent me to a grocer by Grosvenor-square, who said, he would be answerable to me for the rent. I don't know his name.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That grocer is Mr. Cooper.</p>
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<p>See him and his wife tried, No 367, 368, in Mr. Alderman Bridgen's mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17660219-28-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk in the Navy-office. This is the pay-book of his Majesty's ship the Greyhound (producing it). Here is 2 l. 9 s. 6 d. due to
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<interp inst="t17660219-28-person295" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am one of the clerks to the treasurer of the Navy. The prisoner came to me on the 17th of January, and claimed the wages due to
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<interp inst="t17660219-28-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a public house facing the office. I discount seamen's wages. The prisoner made me a power of attorney, to receive wages for him (producing it).</p>
<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
<p>Smith. His name is
<persName id="t17660219-28-person298"> Robert Bryer
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<interp inst="t17660219-28-person298" type="given" value="Robert"/>
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<p>The power of attorney, and receipt both read in court.</p>
<p>Smith. This last time he denied Bryer to be his name, or that I ever had received any money for him, but at last he owned it, and delivered this ticket to me, and said, he was very sorry for what he had done, and that he was persuaded to do it by two or three people. Then he said, he had had a power of attorney made to him abroad by Slack, but the rats had eat it, and he was persuaded to come in that name, and they could not hurt him.</p>
<p>Q. to Ratcliffe. Where is that pay-book kept?</p>
<p>Ratcliffe. That came from the captain of the ship to the Ticket-office: they are directed by act of parliament to send pay-books, and by these books payments are made.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I came to Mr. Smith, thinking I was in an error, to shew this certificate to him. He took it, and went into the office with it, and came out again and said, I must come on the morrow, and I should get the money. I was advised by two men at the King's Arms, on Tower-hill, to do it. I said, I had a power, but that was destroyed: they said, if I had a certificate that would do as well.</p>
<p>Smith. The prisoner brought a sick ticket to me in the name of Slack. I did not then recollect him. I said, did I never receive money for you. He said, no, it was for a brother of mine. Then I recollected him: then I went into the office, and told the gentlemen there was a man coming on a bad thing; then I shewed this paper to Mr. Cooper.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-28-person300" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17660219-28-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I shewed the papers to Mr. Ratcliffe, which Mr. Smith delivered to me.</p>
<p>Ratcliffe. These are the papers Mr. Cooper shewed to me.</p>
<p>They are read.</p>
<p>One was a ticket in the name of
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<p>Q. What goods are there in the warehouses where he came down from?</p>
<p>Beldon. There are sugars. The next day he owned before the Alderman he took it out of a hogshead of sugar, and I observed a hogshead had the head beat in. The sugar was the property of his Majesty. There are no other goods there but what belong to him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I met a man; he carried me into a house, and gave me this sugar to put into my pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-30-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a gangs man at Gally kay . I live in Barking-alley. I was standing at my door. The prisoner came up the alley with his pockets loaded. When he saw me he turned back, and went into Seething-lane. I followed him; he dodged me into a little alley. I went and laid hold of him. I charged him with having sugars about him: he said he had not. I knocked at a partner's door for assistance; by that he was got as far as Mark-lane. I went and got hold of him, and called a coachman to my assistance. I took him back to Seething-lane, and got a constable to search his pockets. I cut the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176602190018"/> bottoms of his pockets out, and the sugar came out into a handkerchief: there were 27 pounds of it. He said, one Ashworth gave it him on board a ship. Whose sugar it is, I cannot tell: we have had our warehouses broke open several times.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>One Ashworth said he would put a shilling into my pocket, if I would come and do a jobb. He gave me 12 pennyworth of halfpence, and delivered the sugar to me to carry it to Tower-hill; where he got it, I cannot say. I had no more notion of his stealing it, than the hour I will die.</p>
<p>Turner. He told me he had been on board a ship, and got it there.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-31-person327" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's. The prisoner lay out about the 30th of January. The next day being Saturday she came; I asked her where she had been: she said, she expected she should go away, and was come for her things. I then asked her about the things missing; she much denied having taken any thing, and wished very bad wishes; but at last she owned she had taken them, and that they were at Mr. Stockdale's, a pawnbroker. I went with her there, she owned to nothing that was there but the silver buckles, and one apron; the pawnbroker refused shewing any thing, but what she asked for. I threatened to go to Sir
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<interp inst="t17660219-31-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> for a warrant to search his shop; at last they brought a pair of stockings, my shirt, and the napkin: then the prisoner owned she pawned them at different times, and mentioned the money she had upon them. We let her go, on her promising to come again on the Wednesday, to let us know where every thing was that she had taken away: she not coming, I went to Sir
<persName id="t17660219-31-person329"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17660219-31-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> for a warrant, and on the Saturday she was taken, and carried before him on the Monday; there she did not deny taking the things, but owned to nothing but what we had found: we lost many more things, but I never found any more than what I mentioned.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-31-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Stockdale, in Great Poultney-street: the prisoner pledged all the things mentioned in the indictment at our shop; the table-cloth the 9th of January, for 4 s. She said her name was
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<p>Ainsworth. This Nash is the person that would hardly give us an answer, and would not shew us the things, till I was forced to threaten to go to Sir
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<p>Court. It is hoped the Legislature will take this business into consideration, and make it more penal; there are dreadful consequences from having such shops as these all over this great city. There is hardly a thief comes here but a pawnbroker comes to give evidence.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against her.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17660219-32-person346" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , for want of proper proof they were at that time acquitted. After this there was some all-spice carried to Smith's house. I went to Justice Cox's at their examination, expecting something of this might transpire; there a person that draws beer at
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<interp inst="t17660219-32-person347" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's, named Dyke, told me the cochineal was brought to his house by Egar and Ash, and told me the waterman was named Beck, that brought it on shore. I went and brought Beck before the Justice, and he declared the same, and swore against all the prisoners at the bar; I got a search-warrant, and searched Smith's house, this was I believe the 12th of January, but I found nothing. I have not seen my cochineal since.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen it last?</p>
<p>Collins. It was seen every day by my mate and my men. It was marked upon the barrel J. R. I must be answerable for it to the owner.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How many gallons, suppose the barrel was liquid measure, would it hold?</p>
<p>Collins. It held upwards of forty gallons, it was larger than a cask of wine; it was worth about 14 s. and 6 d. a pound.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see it last?</p>
<p>Collins. I saw it about a week before it was lost.</p>
<p>Q. The prisoners did not confess any thing, did they?</p>
<p>Collins. They did, Dun, Egar, and Ash, confest it before the Justice, that they stole it, and that they were set on by bad people.</p>
<p>Q. What were their words as near as you can recollect?</p>
<p>Collins. They declared they brought it on shore, and sold it to Hodson, and he paid them 21 l. 5 s. for it. Egar said he carried it, Dun declared at the same time, he had not got all his dividend of Hodson yet.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-32-person348" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am mate of the Friendship. I saw the barrel of cochineal that evening, before it was taken away in the night: early the next morning I found the hatches unlaid, and the tackle hanging over the ship side. I immediately went down and missed the cochineal, which lay forward the night before between decks.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660219-32-person349" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am turned of 14 years of age. I lived with Mr. Smith, the prisoner; he keeps a public house, I drawed beer: Dun, Ash, and Egar, brought a cask of cochineal to our house.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was cochineal?</p>
<p>Dyke. Because I heard them talk of it, I saw the cask.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it open?</p>
<p>Dyke. I did, and it was in a bag.</p>
<p>Q. to Collins. Was it in a bag in the barrel?</p>
<p>Collins. It was in one bag.</p>
<p>Q. to Dyke. What colour was it?</p>
<p>Dyke. It was like powder almost, it was blackish.</p>
<p>Collins. It is of a dark brown.</p>
<p>Dyke. They turned up the cask and shook the bag out, and I never saw it afterwards; I do not know what was done with it.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the house was this in?</p>
<p>Dyke. This was in the entry by the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it ago?</p>
<p>Dyke. It is about a couple of months ago.</p>
<p>Q. Was it before, or after Christmas?</p>
<p>Dyke. It was after Christmas?</p>
<p>Q. What time was it of the day or night?</p>
<p>Dyke. It was about one or two o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Who were by at the time?</p>
<p>Dyke. There were Dun, Egar, Ash, my master
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<p>Q. Did you know the waterman before?</p>
<p>Dyke. I did, he had used our house in drinking beer.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the cask after the stuff was taken out?</p>
<p>Dyke. That was broke up, and burnt in our parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Who broke it?</p>
<p>Dyke. My master did.</p>
<p>Q. Was there fire in your parlour at that time of night?</p>
<p>Dyke. There was a little one.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Has your master a great many customers at different times come to your house?</p>
<p>Dyke. He has.</p>
<p>Q. Are there not stairs to the water?</p>
<p>Dyke. There are.</p>
<p>Q. Are not different goods landed there?</p>
<p>Dyke. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lived with your master?</p>
<p>Dyke. I have lived with him 16 months.</p>
<p>Q. Have you and your master ever quarrelled?</p>
<p>Dyke. He has sometimes beat me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever threaten to be revenged of him?</p>
<p>Dyke. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. What was said to you before the Justice?</p>
<p>Dyke. They said they would hang me if I did not become an evidence against my master; that
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<interp inst="t17660219-32-person352" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waterman, and ply at Wapping New stairs. About a month and a half ago, I don't know the particular night,) I was employed by Ash, Dun, and Egar, to go on board the ship belonging to Captain Collins, lying at West lane, by Rotherhithe. I have since known her to be the Friendship; I stood in my boat, and they hunted a vessel out of that ship into my boat. I rowed on shore at Mr. Smith's back door, and there landed it, and carried it into his house: then the stuff was taken out of the vessel, and conveyed away.</p>
<p>Q. Who took it out?</p>
<p>Beck. We did among us.</p>
<p>Q. What is Smith?</p>
<p>Beck. He keeps a public house, his back door comes to the shore.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Smith at the time?</p>
<p>Beck. I did, he did not meddle with any thing; he was sitting by his fire in the kitchen, the vessel was rolled in just by the kitchen door; the back door was left open.</p>
<p>Q. What was in the cask?</p>
<p>Beck. They said it was cochineal.</p>
<p>Q. Which of them said so?</p>
<p>Beck. They all said so, one among another.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any money talked of?</p>
<p>Beck. They were to have 85 l. for it.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Beck. I was concerned in it, we were to have it among us; Hodson was to pay it, he was there, and it was conveyed out of the house by him: he went out of the house while I was sitting in the kitchen. We had a guinea each of us that night, Hodson paid it us.</p>
<p>Q. What is the sign Smith keeps?</p>
<p>Beck. It is the King's Arms. Some time after that, we four, Dun, Egar, Ash, and I, had 10 guineas each paid us by Hodson.</p>
<p>Q. What business is Hodson?</p>
<p>Beck. I don't know, he uses that house.</p>
<p>Q. How long after you conveyed the vessel there was it that you each received the 10 guineas?</p>
<p>Beck. I believe it was about three weeks after, I received mine in the same house, at the King's Arms; Egar received his 10 guineas at the same time, then he married my sister: the other two were then on board a ship, but I heard them say they received theirs also; and last Saturday night I received 8 guineas more of Hodson, that was the last dividend.</p>
<p>Q. to Collins. When were the prisoners taken up?</p>
<p>Collins. They were taken up last Sunday morning. Beck, Dun, and Egar, received their eight guineas each; but Ash has not received his.</p>
<p>Q. Did Smith act any part in it?</p>
<p>Beck. He brought us liquor, and was about in the house; I don't know that he had any concern in it.</p>
<p>Q. to Dyke. Did you see Hodson in the house that night.</p>
<p>Dyke. Hodson was there; he went home with the bag.</p>
<p>Q. to Beck. What was done with the vessel?</p>
<p>Beck. That was burnt in the parlour fire, because it should not be found out.</p>
<p>Dun's Defence.</p>
<p>On Sunday morning I went to look for work on board this ship; the mate employ'd Ash and me, and worked sometimes half a day, and we were taken up on the Monday morning following, we were examined and cleared; I know no more of the thing than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Egar's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing about it; I should not know the ship was I to see her.</p>
<p>Ash's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the matter.</p>
<p>Hodson's defence.</p>
<p>I can't help it if they have a mind to swear against an innocent man; I know nothing of it: I did keep a coal-shed, and used to deal in stockings.</p>
<p>Smith's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the story that has been told; if such a thing came in, it was without my knowledge; it is a common landing place; there are a great many vessels come broken from on board, and lying about the yard; we sometimes throw them into the fire, many things are brought on shore to my house.</p>
<p>For Hodson and Smith.</p>
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