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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020001"/>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 2d, Thursday the 3d, Friday the 4th, and Saturday the 5th of JULY, 1766.
<p>In the Sixth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Sixth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
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<p>NUMBER VI.</p>
<p>LONDON,</p>
<p>Printed for J. WILKIE, at the Bible, in St. Paul's Church-Yard.</p>
<p>[Price Six-Pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020002"/>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>
<p>LONDON JURY.</p>
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<p>MIDDLESEX JURY.</p>
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<p>332. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17660702-1-person36" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live next door to the prosecutrix; I was standing at my master's door a little after ten o'clock that night, a girl came by with a pot of beer; she desired me to go into Mrs. Hornedge's shop, saying a man was gone in, and she thought with intent to steal something; I looked, and saw the prisoner through the window putting something under his coat; he came out, I stopped him within three or four yards of the door; I brought him back with the cloth under his coat, (produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I went in for a halfpenny worth of basilicon; the girl said she would not serve me; then I went out, and that man came and asked me what I had got; I said I bought the cloth of a woman at the One Tun Alehouse in Shoe-lane.</p>
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<p>333. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17660702-2-person43" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner and I went together from the Globe on Saffron-hill, between eleven and twelve that Saturday night: we walked about till almost one; then we went to the prosecutor's street-door; he broke a piece of wood from the top of the door, and put his hand in, but could not reach the bolt: then he went to work and forced the door open; I was with him; then he went in, and staid there about a quarter of an hour, and brought out five hats and five books; the books were sold to a bookseller in Long-lane, by one
<persName id="t17660702-2-person44"> John Davis
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<interp inst="t17660702-2-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who was to have all he got over a shilling for selling them. Davis and the prisoner carried the hats out, and would not let me go with them; I said at the Globe; when they came back, Bourk said they had sold one to a baker, and brought the other four back again: Bourk said, he had a good mind to cut them all to pieces; then he desired
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<p>Q. Did you know Cantrell?</p>
<p>Ashbridge. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with Bourk?</p>
<p>Ashbridge. About five weeks before we did this thing.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you first become acquainted with him?</p>
<p>Ashbridge. At the Hog in Armour. There were
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<interp inst="t17660702-2-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> with him. Bourk then wanted to persuade us to go upon the highway.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. How have you got your living?</p>
<p>Ashbridge. Since I got into their company, I did as they did; but I'll go to my parents in Cumberland, as soon as I get clear here.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the baker in my life.</p>
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<p>See him tried with
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<p>334. (M.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-3-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; I was going by the
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020004"/> her, and said, she had picked his pocket of half a guinea and a quarter guinea. I took her to Litchfield-street, and found upon her 12 s. 6 d. in silver, and 1 s. 10 d. in halfpence: she owned she had changed a half guinea and a quarter guinea, at the sign of some home, either a black or a white one. The prosecutor is a poor day-labouring man.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The man was in a house where I went in for a pennyworth of purl; he swore I should drink with him; he made me sit down, and gave me drams, and told me, if I would go to bed with him, he would give me the money, and he gave it me graciously out of his pocket.</p>
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<p>335. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17660702-4-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought this plough of the prisoner at the bar, about seven months ago; he told me he was a carpenter; I gave him 6 s. 9 d. for it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner is a sawyer; he worked at the place where I did at the time I lost it; it cost me 12 s.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I met a woman as I was going home from my labour; she asked me if I was a carpenter; I said I was: she said her husband was a carpenter, and was dead, and she had three children, and she asked me if I would buy that plough: I bought it for 5 s. 6 d. out of pity to her children; I do not know that woman where she lives.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner told me the very spot where he took the plough from, before half a dozen people, the day he was committed: he first told me, he brought it out of Somersetshire two years ago; after that, he told me he had it of a woman that had it in her apron upon some chips, who, he said, told him she found it, and that he gave her 6 d. for it.</p>
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<p>336. (M.)
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<p>Q. Was the trunk locked before?</p>
<p>Saunders. It was locked on the Saturday, and on the Monday I found it broke open, and the things gone; I took the prisoner up that night; my wife took the coat from him; on the Tuesday morning he confessed to me where the waistcoats were, and they were found at a pawnbroker's, near Round-court in the Strand, as he had directed.</p>
<p>Isabella Saunders. I am wife to the prosecutor; the trunk was fast on the Saturday at twelve o'clock, when I made my bed; and on the Monday, about eight or nine in the morning, I found the lock lying on the floor; I saw the prisoner run down stairs, and go out of the house; I ran after him, to see what he had got, and found he had got my husband's coat; I took it from him, and brought it in again; (produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-5-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; on the 9th of June the prisoner came with one of these waistcoats to pledge; I seeing it was a very good one, and he in a shabby condition, I told him I would not advance any money upon it, till he brought somebody to prove it was his own; upon his going out, I saw another waistcoat under his coat: I said, What, have you two waistcoats; he said, that was not his own; then I stopped the waistcoats; he gave me a great deal of ill language, but I would not deliver them: (produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I wanted 2 s. and could not get it; and being full sure that I could raise the money by Saturday night, I took the waistcoats to pledge them, till that time; when the pawnbroker stopped them, I was frightened out of my life, as he wanted to know if I was the owner; I thought if I carried the coat, he would think they were all mine, and deliver them to me, that I might bring them all home again; he said, if I could produce the coat, he should have a better opinion of me.</p>
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<p>337. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17660702-6-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had this handkerchief (producing it) in my pocket, at the time I went upon Tower-hill, on his Majesty's birth-day; I did not perceive it taken from me, but knew it to be my property as soon as Mr. Fowler had it in his hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-6-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was upon Tower-hill at the same time; Mr. Fowler said to me, he thought them three or four chaps (of whom the prisoner was one) were pickpockets; we took notice of them; as soon as Mr. Kingham came, they had their eyes upon him; as he was going up to the ring, they followed him directly, and I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief out of Mr. Kingham's pocket; then Mr. Fowler took hold of the prisoner's wrist, and took the handkerchief from him, and we secured him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I picked the handkerchief off the ground, and before I had liberty to speak, they took hold of me, and took it from me; I have been at sea ten or eleven years, and had not been home above nine months.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-7-person84"> Susannah Nicholls
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person84" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is Ninial Nicholls; on the 20th of last month, the things mentioned in the indictment (mentioning them by name) were taken out of our house, it is my brother
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<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>S. Nicholls. He is a stocking-weaver; we have found some of the things again.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-7-person86"> Margaret Costan
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person86" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The two prisoners came to my house as man and wife, between eleven and twelve, on Friday night, a week ago last Friday; they said they were going out of town the next day: the woman sent me out to pawn a table-spoon for her, for 7 s and a shirt and a shist; I carried and pawned them to Mr Steel.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-7-person87"> Henry Steel
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker.
<persName id="t17660702-7-person88"> Margaret Costan
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person88" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought the three things she has mentioned, and pawned them with me; after that I had three tea spoons brought and eleven Bristol stone waistcoat buttons set in silver, brought by another person: (six table-spoons, nine tea spoons, and a pair of tea-tongs, produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Steel. (Takes up a table spoon marked E. G) The table-spoon that I took in was marked as this is.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-7-person89"> Abraham Wilkinson
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a publican. The woman at the bar left two table-spoons in my care.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Wilkinson. I live in Stretton's-ground, Westminster; she left also half a dozen tea-spoons, a pair of tea-tongs, and a gold ring. I was to keep them till the next morning, for her to call for them; the two prisoners were taken in my house, and I delivered the things to Justice Manley.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-7-person90"> James Brown
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had intelligence the two prisoners were at Mr. Wilkinson's house; I went there about eleven at night and secured them; Mrs. Wilkinson delivered the things which the prisoners had left in her care to Justice Manley, who was there with me: then I had a search-warrant, and went to Mr. Steel's house; he delivered three tea-spoons to me, which I brought to Justice Manley.</p>
<p>S. Nicholls. Three of the tea-spoons are marked T. M. C.</p>
<p>Steel. There were three marked so.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020006"/>S. Nicholls. Six of them are my property, the other three are the property of my brother.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-7-person91"> Mary Tucker
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person91" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I take in pawns, and keep a chandler's shop; the prisoner Ayres, left a ring with me, for a debt which she owed me, which I delivered up when they came for it, and she pawned a handkerchief to me.</p>
<p>S. Nicholls. I was present when Mrs. Tucker delivered up the ring and handkerchief; this was before the prisoners were taken. (Three gold rings and a handkerchief produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>S. Nicholls. I was present when the prisoner Taylor pulled off a shirt and a pair of stockings in the Gatehouse, and Ayres had a shift of mine on at the same time; the shirt was marked D. G. on the hip, my brother's property; they carried six large table-spoons into the Gatehouse, four of which we found, but cannot get intelligence of the others.</p>
<p>Taylor's defence.</p>
<p>I lodged in the house of the prosecutor some time, and used to go out every morning about four or five to my work; I worked in Castle-street, by Shoreditch-church; I went out that morning, and found the things bundled up in the garden; I took them up, and did not know what they were. I called upon this woman, and told her what I had got, and she gave the things to people that she was acquainted with to pawn. We knew one another when we were children, and were intending to go home together.</p>
<p>Ayres's defence.</p>
<p>I never was in the gentlewoman's house in my life, neither did I ever see her in my life, till I was in goal; this man (meaning Taylor) gave me the things to pawn for him.</p>
<p>For the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-7-person92"> Sarah Odenand
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person92" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The man at the bar was at my house, and he went to a public house where the prisoner Ayres was, and had some beer, and staid half an hour together; this was the afternoon before the robbery was committed; whatpassed between them I cannot say; he went away about half an hour after ten o'clock, and she came home a little before eleven, and went to bed in my house; she lodged at my house; and about half an hour after five in the morning he came and called her up, and took her out with him: I never saw her afterwards till I saw here in trouble.</p>
<p>Q. Is she a married woman?</p>
<p>Odenand. No, she is not.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-7-person93"> Elizabeth Miles
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person93" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lay in the same room; I heard the prisoner Taylor ask Ayres to get up; I believe it was between five and six o'clock in the morning; I got up, and went and drank along with them; I saw him give her a ring, a pair of cotton stockings, and a shist; she enquired which way he came by them; he said, he bought them at a shop the night before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-7-person94" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-7-person94" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lay in the same room with her that night.</p>
<p>Q. Is it a lodging house?</p>
<p>M. Osley. It is only for women; he called her up, and gave her a stone ring, a pair of cotton stockings, and a shist; and he laid a black silk cardinal down on the feet of the bed; she had another ring on, and she threw that out at the window and put the other on.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>M. Osley. To the best of my knowledge it was about five o'clock. She asked him how he came by them; he said he bought them. I got up, and went and drank along with them.</p>
<p>Q. to S. Nicholls. Did you find the cardinal?</p>
<p>S. Nicholls. That was produced at the Justice's, but I have not got it here.</p>
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<p>340. (L.)
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<persName id="t17660702-8-person99"> Samuel Wellings
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<interp inst="t17660702-8-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660702-8-victim98 t17660702-8-viclabel46"/>; I have the care of the house, the family not being there; I met with the prisoner at Crouch-end, between eight and nine at night, seven weeks ago last Monday night; I took her home, and she was along with me all night; I was a little in liquor; I missed my watch about four in the morning, and accused her with taking it; she denied it.</p>
<p>Q. Was you up or in bed when you missed it?</p>
<p>Wellings. We were both in bed together, with our cloaths off.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you put your watch?</p>
<p>Wellings. It was either upon a nail, or in the window, or in my breeches-pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Cannot you tell which of these places it was in?</p>
<p>Wellings. I think it was in my breeches-pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had it with you?</p>
<p>Wellings. I remember I put it in my pocket about five minutes before nine, just before I went out, and I had not above 20 yards to walk. I searched her in my room, but could not find it; I kept her in the house all day till three o'clock; then I took her to a Justice's house at Mousewell-hill, he was not at home; then I took her to a public-house, and stripped her, but could not find it; then I let her go: this was on the Tuesday about four o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give her?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020007"/>Wellings. I gave her nothing at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know before.</p>
<p>Wellings. I never saw her in my life before to my knowledge; she was stopped with offering the watch to sell in a few hours after.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-8-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchmaker, and live in West Smithfield. On Tuesday the 13th of May, the prisoner at the bar came and offered me this watch to sale;( produced, and deposed to by the prosecutor.) I suspected it was not her own; there was one
<persName id="t17660702-8-person101"> Eleanor Allen
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<interp inst="t17660702-8-person101" type="given" value="Eleanor"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-8-person101" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> with her; she said it belonged to the prisoner; the prisoner said it was her own, and that she had had it three weeks; there being no key on it, I asked her where the key was; she said, it never had one; I observed it was going, and wanted about four hours being down. I sent for a constable, and they were both taken to the Counter; the prisoner said, she found it fifteen miles on this side Leicester. The next day they were both taken before the sitting Alderman; the prisoner declaring
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<p>Q. to prosecutor. Had your watch a key or seal to it when you lost it?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It had a red ribbon, a key and seal to it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>He made a bargain with me for half a guinea, and had me to-bed with him; and he beat me very much, and drawed a knife upon me; he gave me nothing; I found this watch between Leicester and Market-Harborough eleven weeks ago, today.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-9-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable for the West-India merchants. On the 16th of June a watchman told me, the prisoner had taken some sugar out of a cask; I searched him, and took from him above five pounds weight of sugar. I asked how he came by it; he said, the cooper that was making the cask fast gave it him. I called the cooper and asked him about it; he said he had not, but had ordered him to go away from the casks several times.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-10-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<interp inst="t17660702-10-person112" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came and informed me, the prisoner had thirteen pair of leather breeches, which he had offered her to sale; that in looking over them she saw a ticket upon one of them; (we put a ticket upon our pledges as we take them in) and as there had been a fire at my house, she suspected they were stolen from me; I went with an officer and Mrs. Kelley to the prisoner's lodgings; we found but twelve pair, five aprons, a petticoat or two, and some other things that had tickets on them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-10-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to the Fire-office. The old cloaths-woman having told the prosecutor of her seeing a number of leather breeches at the prisoner's house, I went with her, an officer, and the prosecutor, to the prisoner's lodgings; he lives up two pair of stairs; he was not at home, but his wife was; we found in a closet twelve pair of leather breeches, and other pledges, some aprons, and a cap or two, with the tickets on them; we were informed the prisoner was in a skittle-ground; the officer went and fetched him; he was asked how he came by that bundle of things; he said, a strange man had left them there; he said we might take them all; he seemed much confused, and trembled very much; he went to a closet, and took out some more things, and said to the prosecutor, you may take them all home, they are all your's, Sir. The prosecutor asked him where the buckskin breeches were that Kelley had given him information of; he said he never had any; we brought the things away, and did not take the prisoner up then.</p>
<p>Q. Had the breeches any tickets upon them?</p>
<p>Parker. No, they had not; at dinner time we had information the prisoner was taken up, he having pawned a pair of buckskin breeches; then we went to the pawnbroker, where he had pawned them for 7 s.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-10-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar brought a pair of buckskin breeches on the 23d of May, and pledged them with me for 7 s. (produced in court.)</p>
<p>Q. Was there a ticket on them?</p>
<p>Thomas. No, there was not.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I cannot swear to them, there being no ticket on them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-10-person115" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The breeches were offered to another woman, and she came to me, to go with her to buy them; I went, and saw thirteen pair; there was a pair of buckskin breeches among them; the man was in bed in his shirt. I should not know him again; I believe it was the prisoner, but will not swear it. It was in Wingfield-street, up two pair of stairs, the same room which we found them in afterwards; he asked a guinea for the thirteen pair; the pair of buckskin ones were worth half a guinea: I seeing a ticket on one of them, did not buy them, but went and told the prosecutor of what I had seen. (The things produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Here are four aprons, two boy's shirts, and a neckcloth; they have all my tickets on them; these were found in the prisoner's room; I am very certain to these.</p>
<p>Q. to Parker. Did you observe the tickets on these things?</p>
<p>Parker. I did, and put them in my bag, and brought them all to Mr. Alefounder's house; after that, they were carried before my Lord-Mayor. The tickets are now upon them; I knew by the tickets they belonged to a pawnbroker.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-10-person116"> Edward Heacock
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<interp inst="t17660702-10-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought a pair of buckskin breeches of the prisoner on the Thursday in Whitsun-week, being the 22d of May; I have them on now; I gave him 9 s. for them.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Have you looked at them?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have; but there being no ticket, I could not swear to them.</p>
<p>Q. to Heacock. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Heacock. He cries greens and things about the streets in Whitechapel.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>They came to me, and I was fetched up into my room; I said, there is a bundle which does not belong to me, and I delivered the things to them; I was not at home when the bundle was brought to my house.</p>
<p>Q. to Parker. How far distant is it from the prosecutor's house to the prisoner's lodging?</p>
<p>Parker. It is about a quarter of a mile distant.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you direct people to carry your goods at the time of the fire to any particular place?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I directed them to carry what things they could get out to a tallow-chandler's, about ten doors from me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you employ only particular persons?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you send any goods to Wingfield street?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I did not; I have no acquaintance in that street.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-10-person117"> Hannah Savage
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<interp inst="t17660702-10-person117" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner between four and five years; he is very honest hard-working man; I never knew any ill of him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever know him to sell old cloaths?</p>
<p>H. Savage. No, I never know him sell any thing, only greens and potatoes in a barrow. </p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-10-person118" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him four or five years; I never knew any more of him but that of a very hard working man,
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<p>Jos. Scales. I have known him a considerable time; I live next door but one to him; I never heard or saw any thing bad of him before this.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-11-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 21st of May, about nine at night, my house was on fire; we removed what goods we could. The next day I had an information given, that the prisoner had got some of my goods in his house; I went with Mr. Parker to demand my goods; the prisoner told me, he would be paid for his trouble in fetching them away; I saw several things lying on the ground, breeches and other things under the bed; I found a heap of things done up in a handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Was this conversation before you searched the house or after?</p>
<p>Alefounder. It was before; he took up a chair to knock me down; there was a piece of silk and stuff lay between the bolster and the bed, about 26 yards of it; I had sent Parker for them before, but the prisoner would not let him have them. I asked the prisoner his reason for not letting the fireman have them; he said he would be paid for them, before they should go out of his house. I told him, I did not think he took them with an intent to let me have them again, as he did not let me know any thing of them, and he living but a little way from me; he said, here are all I have, meaning the things on the floor: then I searched, and found the other things; then I took him before the sitting Alderman. We searched his house three times, and every time we found things in different places; after he was committed, we searched, and found a pair of leather breeches, a
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020009"/> cloth coat, two yards and a half of muslin, three pair of shoes, a new handkerchief, a copper sauce-pan, and two tea kettles; these were found at the second and third search.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to search a third time?</p>
<p>Alefounder. There had been seen from the next yard a gown belonging to my maid, and a pair of breeches, which made me search again. (The goods produced.)</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear to either of the things?</p>
<p>Alefounder. I can swear to the greatest part of them, as being in my house when the fire was.</p>
<p>Q. Mention what you can swear to?</p>
<p>Alefounder. The silk and stuff, the coat, the shoes and handkerchief; I do not think there is a thing among them but what I could very safely swear to.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Alefounder. He is a weaver; he has used my shop for twelve months.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-11-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 22d of May we were at Mr. Alefounder's house, and going about the neighbourhood, to get the things in again that the London Insurance porters had information of. We had information there were some things at the prisoner's; our foreman bid me go with my bag for them; I went, and told the prisoner I was come for the things; he said he should be paid for his time, before the things should be taken away. I told it Mr. Alefounder; he came; still the prisoner was obstinate, and would not let us have them; he took up a chair to strike at one or two of us; we took up what we saw, and put them in my bag; he said that was all. We went afterwards, and found the several things concealed in different places; there was a piece of green stuff under the bed; after that, the next door neighbour said there was something we had missed; we looked over the rails, and there was a gown and a pair of breeches; and when we came to look for them at his house they were gone, but we found them in a closet; the man was in prison then.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-11-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the finding the several things, some under rubbish, some under the bed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had no goods but what I was willing to give up, when Mr. Alefounder himself came.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-11-person126"> Thomas Casey
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<interp inst="t17660702-11-person126" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-11-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner above sixteen years; he bears an exceeding good character.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-11-person127"> James Kingston
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<interp inst="t17660702-11-person127" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-11-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Widegate-alley, Spital-fields; I am a master weaver, the prisoner is a journeyman; I have known him between seventeen and eighteen years; he is a very honest hard-working man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-12-person132" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The woman at the bar took me out of the street into her house to live with her, and I lived with her about four months; she kept a bawdy-house in Eagle-court in the Strand. It was agreed between us, for me to give her all that I got, and she was to give me victuals and drink, lodging, and cloaths: she used to ask me, when any gentleman had been with me, for what they gave me, and I used to give it her all; she never allowed me any thing; there were other young women in the house, they used to do the same. There was a gentleman in company with me there, he asked upon what terms I was there; I told him; he gave me an 18 s. piece and half a guinea, to clothe myself and get out of that house. This was about four days before the first of June; I was taken up upon the first of June as a disorderly person, and put into
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<p>Q. Whose cloaths had you got on?</p>
<p>Caton. I had her cloaths on.</p>
<p>This being only a dispute between a bawd and a whore about property, and not a felony, the jury
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<interp inst="t17660702-13-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 19th of June last, about half an hour after three o'clock, I went to
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<interp inst="t17660702-13-person139" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and told him of it, and said, I suspected the prisoner was gone to Dover; upon which, he wrote a letter to Justice Hammond, at Dover, and in about two days after, I found the prisoner was stopped there: he was taken up first on suspicion of robbing a custom-house. I set out with the machine for Dover; there I found the prisoner; I brought him to town last Friday; he confessed every thing to me before Justice Hammond, and as we were in the machine on the road; but when he came before Major
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<p>Q. Did he say how he had disposed of it?</p>
<p>M'Farquhar. No, he did not; (the pocket-book produced) this he sent to Mr. Lodomy, and I received it of him.</p>
<p>Mr. Lodomy. The prisoner was a stranger to me, but a friend of mine desired me to recommend him to a service, and I desired him to sit down and dine with me. Mr. Drummond at the same time came in, and he also dined with me; after dinner we went to Mr. Drummond's vaults, and drank a bottle or two of wine. Mr. M'Farquhar took out his pocket-book, in order to pay Mr. Drummond for two dozen of wine: Mr. Drummond replied, he had not change for the 30 l. note; I had it in my hand; he put it in his book again, and into his pocket: after we had drank a glass, the prisoner disappeared; Mr. M'Farquhar missed his pocket-book soon after; I desired Mr. Drummond's man to run out after the prisoner; he came back, and said he could not come up with him. After that, the prisoner sent me a letter, that he was sorry for what he had done, and sent the pocket-book also; he desired I would make interest with him to Mr. M'Farquhar.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him write?</p>
<p>Lodomy. No.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any discourse with him about this letter afterwards?</p>
<p>Lodomy. No.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-13-person141"> Thomas Burch
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<p>Q. to prosecutor. Where are Mr. Drummond's wine vaults?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. His wine-vaults are in King-street, St. James's square.</p>
<p>Burch. My servant was serving him, I was backwards; when I came forwards, I saw the prisoner laying something by, which I imagined he had bought; he addressed me, and asked me if I was the master of the shop, and said he dealt in linen, and came to England once a year, and always carried some abroad with him; he said he was recommended to me by a hosier, as I understood, where he had bought some stockings; I desired he would tell me who it was recommended him, because I should be glad to know my friends; he looked over his pocket-book, but said he had not the direction, so he put his book up: he bought linen; the bill came to, I think, 24 l. 4 s. he bought his goods very hard, by which I took him to be in the business; he insisted I should abate him the 4 s. and said, when he came to London again, next February, he would call upon me again. My servant made out the bill; I gave him change for a 30 l. bank-note; 6 l. I gave him in change; the prosecutor called upon me, I referred him to my banker, and I believe he got the date of the note from him.</p>
<p>Q. In what name did the prisoner come to you?</p>
<p>Burch. He did not come in the name of Gasper French; he came, as I understood, in the name he wrote it, Cewper: this was to let me know who he was, and where he lived, and that he would be a customer again.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-14-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Lane, a pawnbroker in Purpool-lane; I took in a copper-tea-kettle, two pillow-cases, and a pillow, of the prisoner at the bar, at different times; Mrs. Bottomly came since and had them out.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner owned to me she had carried these things to Mr. Lane's.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I beg Mr. Bottomly's pardon, I am very sorry for it.</p>
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<p>Q. How long had the prisoner been your servant?</p>
<p>Hore. About five weeks. I went down into the cellar, and in the same place found a twopenny loaf, and in the prisoner's coat was another twopenny loaf, one half in one pocket, and the other in the other; I acquainted a friend that is here to give evidence with it, and desired him to be in the bakehouse to see that he took away the other loaf; he was planted there; the prisoner went out with bread in the afternoon, with the two half loaves in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-15-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor told me he was defrauded of bread by his servant. I went on the Saturday to see if I could detect the person that did it, at Mr. Hore's desire: I got into a proper place; after I had taken the loaf in my hand, and placed it the same as before, Mr. Hore had sent the prisoner for some yeast while I secreted myself; when he came in, he came to the place where the loaf was; I was close to it; he took the loaf and went up stairs, and set out to go home. Mr. Hore asked me if he had got the loaf; I said, yes; he called him, and found the loaf in his pocket. I believe the prisoner split it in the cellar; it was pulled in two pieces.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>On Saturday nights we take no supper, we commonly take a piece of bread in our pockets; I took a piece of a twopenny loaf in my pocket, and was going to supper with it.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Do you allow your men to take bread out in in this manner on Saturday nights?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There is no such thing allowed at my house.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>Charles Green. I have known the prisoner three years; he always had a very good character. I have been a baker: it is always allowed to take a piece of bread, and go out in an afternoon to get a pot of beer to enjoy themselves.</p>
<p>Q. What, so much as a twopenny loaf?</p>
<p>Green. No, not so much as that.</p>
<p>Q. Is it a perquisite in your trade that a journeyman shall take a whole twopenny loaf, and split it in halves, and go off with it?</p>
<p>Green. The prisoner now has 40 l. a year coming in.</p>
<p>Q. What countryman are you?</p>
<p>Green. I am a Scotchman, so is he.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been out of the country?</p>
<p>Green. Not nine years.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-15-person154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a baker, and live at Islington; I have known him several years.</p>
<p>Q. What countryman are you?</p>
<p>Anderson. I am his countryman; I never knew anything to his dishonesty in my life.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a master baker?</p>
<p>Anderson. I am; and was he discharged, I would take him immediately to my service.</p>
<p>Q. Do you allow your servants to take bread at a twopenny loaf at a time, in the manner here charged on the prisoner?</p>
<p>Anderson. I never knew it to be found fault with in my life, to take what they please of bread, on a Saturday night when they don't sup at home; they always may go to the cupboard and take cheese, cold meat, and what they please. I never was denied it by no master when I was a journeyman.</p>
<p>Q. What, was your practice to take twopenny loaves?</p>
<p>Anderson. Sometimes one half of a twopenny loaf.</p>
<p>Q. What, and secrete it, and take it out privately?</p>
<p>Anderson. I used to take it before my master's face; that I never deny my servants now.</p>
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<p>Anderson. No; if they took it before my face, I should not find fault with it. </p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. What wages did you give the prisoner?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I gave him seven shillings a week, and his board and lodging.</p>
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<p>348. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17660702-16-person159" type="given" value="John"/>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660702-16-victim158 t17660702-16-viclabel87"/>. I went out of town on the 28th of May, and when I came home on the 30th, the woman was in custody for taking deals out of my yard.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge her?</p>
<p>Ledworth. She said before the Justice, she took the deals out of my yard; there were more concerned with her, and she cleared them, and said she took them out herself.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-16-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am beadle of the parish; I had information that somebody was heard taking of deals; the prisoner lived
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660702-16-defend156 t17660702-16-deflabel88"/> to one Fitzgerald, whose pales join to the prosecutor's premisses. I went into the house; the prisoner and another woman laid hold of my collar; I called some of the men to take hold of the woman; they did, and I went forward and found some pieces of board; there were ten pieces, some twelve or fourteen feet in length; they were cutting them I suppose to burn; the fire that was burning was of deal boards; they were boiling of cloaths; they had drawn a deal board over into their garden, and after I searched the house, that deal board was raised up to be put on the pile, but was not put up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-16-person161" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-16-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As I was in my own yard, I heard boards drawing over the pales from the prosecutor's into the yard where the prisoner lived; I went and told the beadle of it. I did not see them draw the boards.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-16-person162"> John Knight
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<interp inst="t17660702-16-person162" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-16-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the long deal, and others too that we found to be the prosecutor's property: they were deals that had been in the yard three years; I laid them on the pile myself; I told them what pile they came from before I went to look upon the pile, after I had seen them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am only servant in the house; the boards were to keep up the ground in the garden; I split some to put on the fire; I know no more than that.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Is it possible a woman could get the deals from a pile without the assistance of a man? </p>
<p>Prosecutor. There was a man in the house, he secreted himself a good while, till the beadle found him.</p>
<p>Heard. I had them all three in custody, and the prisoner said she did it all herself, and cleared the other two.</p>
<p>Thomas. The prisoner is only a servant there; she has lived there two or three months. The mistress was in the house at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-17-person170" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner took a ready furnished lodging room of me at 2 s. a week about two months ago; she came to me as a wife, and said her husband was a ropemaker.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen the husband?</p>
<p>E. Israel. I have several times.</p>
<p>Q. Did he come with her when she made this agreement?</p>
<p>E. Israel. No, he did not; she had lodged with me about three weeks before I missed my things; she was out when I missed them; and when she came home I sent for Mr. Martin, and we took her in custody, and put her into the watch-house, and in the morning she owned to the taking; the feathers out of the bed, and all the things; she said she had sold the feathers, and pawned the other things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-17-person171" type="given" value="Rebekah"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-17-person171" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner pledged a sheet to me on the 5th of May; after that she pawned
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I beg pardon, and am very sorry for what I have done. I hope the court will forgive me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-18-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 18th of May, being Whitsunday, the prisoner came to my house about eight in the morning, and asked my wife for some boiling water for tea; she staid and breakfasted with my wife and I; we have two children: she asked my wife after breakfast to dress the eldest child, and she would take a walk round the green with it. We could not dress her directly; the prisoner was contented to take the youngest in her arms; after she had been gone about half an hour, she picked up our eldest child; I heard the child cry under our window; I looked out, and saw her leading the eldest, and carrying the young one in her arms. I went in again thinking no ill, she having used my shop some time: about three quarters of an hour after, some of our neighbours came, and said they heard children crying up stairs, three or four doors off; my wife went up two pair of stairs, and brought our two children in; then we missed a pair of silver knee-buckles, which I had put into the eldest's shoes, but we did not miss the necklace and locket at that time; then I went in search of the prisoner; I got intelligence at a public-house in the neighbourhood which way she was gone, and I overtook her in Chiswell-street. She refused knowing me (she is very
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<interp inst="t17660702-18-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Whitsunday, about eleven o'clock, I was sent for to a public-house in Chiswell-street, to take charge of the prisoner; the prosecutor said she had the buckles in her bosom. I got a woman to search her; the prisoner insisted that I should take them out; I could not get my hand in far enough; I said, she must get the woman to unlace her, and take them out; then she said she would give them if I would be ingenuous; that she only took them to get five or six shillings upon them, and so to return them the next day. She confessed the same before the Justice. She delivered them to me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had these little children to look after; I took the buckles out of her shoes, and put them into my pocket for safety; I had no thought of wronging them in the least.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-19-person182" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-19-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660702-19-victim181 t17660702-19-viclabel106"/>. Last Monday, about six o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into my shop and asked me for some scrapings of butter; I told her I had none; then she asked me for half a quartern of sixpenny butter; I served her; she gave me three farthings; then she asked me for some bits of cheese; I gave her some; then she asked for a halfpenny worth of cheese; I turned my back to her for it, in the mean time she concealed a cheese under her cloak, and laid down a halfpenny, and was going out of the shop; my servant said, What is that she has got? I looked on the pile near where she stood, and missed a cheese: I went out after her, and found the cheese under her cloak; I brought her and the cheese back into the shop.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I did not know that I did such a thing; I had an acquaintance come out of the country, and he gave me a little beer, and it made me fuddled.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She appeared to be in liquor when I stopped her.</p>
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<p>352. (M.)
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<p>Q How has she behaved the time you knew her? </p>
<p>Warriner. I never saw any harm of her before.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>It is the first fault, I hope the court will take it into consideration.</p>
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<p>353. (M.)
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<persName id="t17660702-21-person191"> John Bradby
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660702-21-off116 t17660702-21-crimeloc118"/>; I lost a cow on the 2d of June, between eleven and twelve at night.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Bradby. I am a
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-21-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Bradby, I take care of his cows; we lost one on the 2d of June, between eleven and twelve at night; the cows were all in the field together, above seventy of them; I missed her at four in the morning; I have often seen the prisoner in the neighbourhood. We advertised the cow; after which there were some boys found a hide in the field in a ditch, and carried it to Mr. Webb, who brought it to our house; after the hide was found, several people came and gave an account of buying such beef of
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<interp inst="t17660702-21-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : he was taken up, and before the bench of Justices he was asked, where he bought the cow which he had sold to those persons; he said he bought her no where; he was asked then, how came you by her; he said, he found her by the Angel at Stepney, and drove her home and killed her.</p>
<p>Q. How far is the Angel from your master's house?</p>
<p>Martin. It is about half a quarter of a mile.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear of any other cow in the neighbourhood that had been stolen?</p>
<p>Martin. No.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-21-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a tripe-man; between ten and eleven o'clock on the 3d of June, a cow was drove into Till's slaughter-house; I went there; there was the prisoner and his father; the cow was killed, and at the desire of the prisoner, I helped to dress her, but I took no sort of observation of the cow, and cannot tell what sort of a one it was. The prisoner said he bought that cow of one Holdney, by Limehouse-church; I said, What did you give 7 l. for it? No, said he, I gave 6 l. 10 s. I was before the Justices, there he denied he had bought it, but said he found it by the Angel.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-21-person195"> William Till
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<interp inst="t17660702-21-person195" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-21-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 4th of June the prisoner came in the morning, and knocked at my door, (I sell things by commission) I having little or nothing to do, was not up, I called my apprentice up; the prisoner left four quarters of a cow, two hind, and two fore quarters. I did not see him that morning; when I came down stairs, I saw three quarters, my servant sold one to Mr. Hold; I sold the other three on the Thursday.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I went down into the country, there was a farmer coming up with some cows; before he came to Stratford, he asked me if I would buy one; I bought one, and brought it home, and killed it; I am a butcher, my father is a butcher also, but he was not with me.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-21-person196" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-21-person196" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner ever since he was born; I know of nothing dishonest by him, he is very good to his father and mother.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-21-person197" type="given" value="Catharine"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-21-person197" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him five years, he is a very dutiful child, and very industrious in minding his father's business.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-21-person198" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-21-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him fourteen years, he has a very good character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-21-person199" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-21-person199" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I took a fancy to him, and brought him up till he was thirteen years of age; he was my errand boy, he never wronged me at all, I never knew any thing ill by him; I live still in the neighbourhood, in Ratcliffe-highway; his father is much declining in health.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-21-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lodged three years in the house where he lived, I never knew any harm by him.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020015"/>Q. to Martin. Was it a milch-cow that you missed?</p>
<p>Martin. It was a milch-cow, about seven or eight months in calf.</p>
<p>Q. to Webb. Was the cow in calf that you helped to dress?</p>
<p>Webb. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Is it usual in June to kill cows in calf?</p>
<p>Webb. It is usual to kill cows in calf at all times of the year.</p>
<p>Q. to Till. Did you see any hide belonging to the quarters you had to sell?</p>
<p>Till. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I carried the hide to Leadenhall-market myself, between two and three in the afternoon, but I cannot tell the salesman's name that sold it for me; it was sold on the Tuesday: I told him, it was the first I ever had, and staid by him till he sold it; I had 12 s. for it; it was a sort of a brindle colour.</p>
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<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you call them his gang?</p>
<p>Malcome. There were four of them with the prisoner when he attacked us.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any weapon in his hand?</p>
<p>Malcome. No, he had not.</p>
<p>Q. Were there not many people at that time of night passing by?</p>
<p>Malcome. There was not.</p>
<p>Q. How near was this to the watch-house?</p>
<p>Malcome. It was about five yards from it.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Malcome. He was quite sober.</p>
<p>Q. How near were the other three men when he attacked you?</p>
<p>Malcome. They were close by his side.</p>
<p>Q. Did they say any thing when they attacked you?</p>
<p>Malcome. No, but they said, are you going that way? and he said, d - n my eyes if I go any farther.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after the first assault?</p>
<p>Malcome. This was about two or three minutes after.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner make use of the word money?</p>
<p>Malcome. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did he touch you?</p>
<p>Malcome. No, he stood before me; the three people were with him the whole time; they followed him.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-22-person208"> David Watts
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<interp inst="t17660702-22-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Malcome and I were coming along Cranbourn-alley; the prisoner came up, and asked him where he was going; he said, what is that to you; the prisoner directly said, I want money, d - n my eyes; the watchman being but at a little distance, came up, but the prisoner had repeated them words again; first I catched the prisoner by the breast, and said to the watchman, I give you charge of this man; the watchman said, I will not take charge of him, without he gives charge of you; then he gave charge of us; then the watchman and we went on the top of Newport-market; there came four men about us all at once; they said to the prisoner, will you go that way? and kicked out the watchman's lanthorn; then they began beating us about; I and the watchman had hold of the prisoner; one of them got to hauling the watchman's stick away; I got a kick on my private parts; I thought I must give way; but seeing another watchman coming up with his lanthorn, I thought I would hold out a little longer; at his coming up, they ran off all together.</p>
<p>Q. Was any thing said when the four men attacked you?</p>
<p>Watts. They said, will you go that way? then the prisoner said, d - n my eyes if I go any farther.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner any thing in his hand?</p>
<p>Watts. He had not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he touch the prosecutor?</p>
<p>Watts. No, not to my knowledge.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020016"/>Q. Did he charge the watch with you?</p>
<p>Watts. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did he seem disposed to run away?</p>
<p>Watts. No, he did not; he seemed to go very quietly when the watchman and I had hold of him.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in liquor.</p>
<p>Watts. I cannot be able to say whether he was or not, having never seen him before.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-22-person209"> John Bullock
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<interp inst="t17660702-22-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. I was within about ten yards of them when the prisoner stopped them; there were four of them in all; they had walked once or twice by me that Monday night before this affair happened.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Bullock. I did; he commonly walked Cranbourn-alley and about Leicester-fields on nights; there are about thirteen or fourteen of them that belong to that company; they resort at the King's-arms in Prince's-street; there is another company which have a pretty many bull-dogs belonging to them, but these have none. The prisonerca me up to the prosecutor, and said, money; he wanted money, and d - d his eyes, and said money he would have. Then I came up directly to them; the prosecutor charged me with the prisoner; after that, the prisoner charged me with them. I said to them, do you take care of the prisoner, and I will be answerable for you, if you assist me, for I knew we should be attacked. The prisoner went very quietly with me till his companions came up; they said to him, d - n you, will you go quietly with that man? then he began striking me, and the man that had hold of him; they got hold of my staff, and kicked out my light; we called out, and there were three or four watchman coming from Newport-market; they ran off, and left the prisoner in our custody.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How near were they when they first came up to the watch-house?</p>
<p>Bullock. They were within three or four yards of it.</p>
<p>Q. Were they walking as people walk in common?</p>
<p>Bullock. No, they were coming together in a skulking manner, and I knew them to be skulkers.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Bullock. To tell the truth, I do not think he was right sober; he had been drinking at the King's-arms with one Hill.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen one man rob another, and not make use of his hands?</p>
<p>Bullock. I have seen that done in Cranbourn-alley before now: they first br quarrels, two of them will go to fighting, in the mean time they go to picking of pockets; that I often see.</p>
<p>Q. You talk of another gang, what gang is that?</p>
<p>Bullock. It is well known in the parish, there is a gang of about 50; that gang has been complained of to Justice Welch, and at the Rotation-office; there has been warra nts out, and some of them have been taken; they have bull dogs with them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been drinking at a public-house; I got much in liquor, and met them two gentlemen in Cranbourn-alley; we had a few words together; I had no intention upon them; I had left my company at the public-house, and was going home; these two men charged me, and I charged them, and we went to the watch-house together.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-22-person210"> John Thompson
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<interp inst="t17660702-22-person210" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a lapidary, the prisoner is my brother-in-law; he has worked for me within five or six weeks; he has been out of his time three quarters of a year; I always thought him to be a very honest young man: was he out, I would employ him again.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-22-person211"> William Drow
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<interp inst="t17660702-22-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I served my time with the same person the prisoner did; I have known him about nine years; he is a very honest lad, that minded his business very well.</p>
<p>Jos. Hall. I went to school with him; I have known him all his apprenticeship, he always bore a very honest industrious character.</p>
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<p>Thomas Barnet. I live at Stepney; I make children's pumps; I had two dozen and four pair made for Mr. Gibson, a linen-draper and haberdasher at Stratford; Mr. Gibson took one dozen and four last Friday was se'nnight; coming back, I had a dozen pair tied up together in a handkerchief, six pair of what we call Morocco, and six pair of black calf-skin; I being a little tired, seeing a butcher's cart, begged leave of the butcher's man to let me ride; he gave me leave; there was the prisoner Spelter in the cart; I asked him where he came from, and where he was going; he said, he
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020017"/> came from Plaistow, and he was going to see his sister, who was a servant to a gentleman a little on the other side the turnpike, and he must get out there; he jumped out, and I did not miss him at first; in a little time I missed my handkerchief with the pumps in it, and the boy was then gone quite out of sight. On the Saturday Davis was detected in offering two of the pairs to sale; (produced in court and deposed to.) A neighbour of mine told me, a boy had been before the bench of Justices, on account of some children's pumps. I went there, and was asked by the clerk, if I had lost any; I said I had, and gave him an account of them: the two pair were produced, and I said they were mine. I was desired to go to the boy in Bridewell; I went, and saw he was not the boy that stole them: the boy was taken before a magistrate again, and there he made a true discovery of the prisoner Spelter, and another; that he said Spelter was on the copse of the cart at the time; and that they did not know what was in the handkerchief, till they opened it in the field; and that he himself was asleep in the field, and they awaked him, and showed him the pumps; he said there were twelve pair, six red and six black: he said, they d - d me for taking care of a crown paper of halfpence, which they designed to have got from me. I remember I pulled out a crown paper of halfpence while I was in the cart, but I put them safe in my pocket again.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether the man on the copse of the cart, or the boy Spelter, took the pumps?</p>
<p>Barnet. They lay so, that the man on the copse could not reach them; Spelter must be the person that took them; they lay just by him; that man jumped off the cart, and went away after Spelter was gone. When Spelter was taken up, he owned he took them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-23-person218" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in Rag-fair on Saturday; saw Davis and one Gibson; Gibson is the master of this gang of boys; I heard Gibson say to Spelter, d - n your eyes, why do not you look sharp? then I went to Gibson, and said, how could you encourage these boys to go about thieving? I asked Davis what he did there; he said, what was that to me: I said, pray what have you in your pocket? there I found two pair of red Morocco pumps; I took them out, and carried him and the pumps before the bench of Justices, and delivered the pumps to an officer named Chapman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-23-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor went out with some goods to Stratford, and afterwards told me he had lost such a quantity of pumps; I went with him to Bridewell to see the boy Davis; he was at play, he came to me as soon as I called him; I asked him upon what account he was in there; he said, upon the account of some pumps, but he did not steal them. I said, if you tell me the truth, I will endeavour to get you cleared. He told me, he had the pumps of Spelter and Gibson, and mentioned where Spelter lived.</p>
<p>Spelter's defence.</p>
<p>I was going to take a walk with Gibson; a butcher was going with a cart; they made to a gentleman's house; he asked Gibson to go and ride, Gibson asked me to go; the man said, we might be back in a couple of hours; we went to Plaistow with the cart. When we were in the cart, Gibson pointed to me, and bid me go more backwards, and I came more forwards. I got down, and was going home; Gibson got down, and came after me; he said he had something in the handkerchief, he could not tell what. We went into the fields, and looked into the handkerchief, and found they were shoes; I do not know where Gibson is, he is older than me; he is about twenty years of age, I am going on thirteen.</p>
<p>Davis's defence.</p>
<p>I went with them to Rag-fair, to sell some shoes; they said they found them in Whitechapel-road; they asked me to put some of them in my pocket; I put in two pair; I am going on fifteen years of age.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-23-person220"> Mary Davis
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<interp inst="t17660702-23-person220" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-23-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am mother to the boy Davis; he is a
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<interp inst="t17660702-24-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 12th of May I was drinking in the morning early, at the Fountain in the Minories; there I met with Richardson in the house; she called for a brush, to brush my coat and hat.</p>
<p>Q. Did she live there?</p>
<p>Campbell. No, she did not; I drank some beer in her company, and went home along with her to her own room, in
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<persName id="t17660702-24-person228"> Susanna Bourn
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<interp inst="t17660702-24-person228" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went to bed there with Richardson; when I awaked I found she was gone, and Bourn was helping to put on me some other beeeches; I looked about, and found all my cloaths were gone; Bourn
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176607020018"/> said, come, let us go and see for the girl that has got your cloaths; so we went to an ale-house.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do for cloaths to go in?</p>
<p>Campbell. Bourn brought me some rags to put on, (producing an old ragged piece of a banyan, a pair of cloth breeches, ragged and full of holes) these are they; I put them on as well as I could make them hang on me; and when at that ale-house I was telling the landlord what I had lost, in the mean time Bourn slipped away. I went back to to the Fountain, and a man let me into the light where I must go to enquire after them. I went and found
<persName id="t17660702-24-person229"> Elizabeth Richardson
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<interp inst="t17660702-24-person229" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> on the top of Houndsditch; she owned she had been along with me, but did not take my cloaths; but said, the woman of the house said she would have either money, or value, for my being there, and so she took my cloaths; and that she had been along with her to sell them. She asked me to go along with her, and have a pint of beer; so I went with her to the house where I first saw her, and the people of the house knew that was the woman that took me out of that house. Then I got a watchman, and gave him charge of her; she was brought before the Justice; she said there, she did not sell the cloaths, but the people where I had been insisted upon either money or goods for the use of the room: she said she went with Bourn when my cloaths were sold, and got half a crown of the money; that the coat was sold to Mr. Fitzgerald, and the hat and breeches to Mrs. Clark, where I found them.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give to Richardson.?</p>
<p>Campbell. I gave her nothing; I had no money to give her; I gave the landlady of the house my scissars, till I went home to bring some money.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Campbell. I am a taylor.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know they had put on things that were not your own?</p>
<p>Campbell. I was not long before I found it out.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-24-person230"> John Fitzgerald
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<interp inst="t17660702-24-person230" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-24-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The two women at the bar came, Bourn had the coat on her arm; she asked 3 s. 6 d. for it; I bought it for half a crown ( produced and deposed to)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-24-person231"> Dorothy Clark
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<interp inst="t17660702-24-person231" type="given" value="Dorothy"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-24-person231" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I bought a hat and a pair of breeches of Richardson for 3 s. 8 d. the other prisoner was with her at the time; (produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-24-person232"> Andrew Popard
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<interp inst="t17660702-24-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The two prisoners at the bar came into my shop together; Bourn had a coat, which she offered to pledge to me; she said it was one of her lodger's.</p>
<p>John Hall. I am one of the headboroughs of St. John's, Wapping, there are seven of us, so one attends every night; on Friday the 16th of May, about one in the morning, Campbell came to me, and gave me charge of Richardson; he said he had lost his coat, hat, and breeches, and had spent what money he had at the Fountain, and she took him down to another house, and he went to bed, but did not know whether he was stripped or not; and when he awaked, the girl and his cloaths, were gone. I asked Richardson if that was true; she said it was, but she did not take the cloaths; but Mrs. Bourn took them, as she found he had no money; that she went and sold the things, and gave her half a crown of the money, and she spent a shilling out of it; I took charge of her, and of the prosecutor also, as he was a stranger to me; I carried them before Justice Hodgson; the Justice asked what sort of a house Bourn kept; she answered, it was a bawdy-house, which she swore to, and that she, that day, gave her 18 d. for the use of the bed. The Justice granted a warrant to apprehend Bourn; we went and found her at the Fountain in the Minories; they both accused each other before the Justice; then I was sent to Mrs. Clark, Mr. Fitzgerald, and Mr. Popard, who gave the same account they have here. The prisoners were committed to New Prison.</p>
<p>Q. from Richardson to prosecutor. Did I take your cloaths from you without your consent?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. How could I give you leave while I was asleep?</p>
<p>Q. Did you give them liberty to raise money upon them?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I had spent three or four shillings on Richardson in the public-house; but the liquor was free for any body there, I had no money left.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know you had no money left when you went with Richardson to her lodgings?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I did not; I did not know that I had left my scissars for money, till I was told of it afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been acquainted with Richardson before?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been at the Fountain before you went to her lodging?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I imagine I had been there three or four hours.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober when you went in at the Fountain?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I went there in liquor.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. No; I neither gave you them, nor promised you them.</p>
<p>Richardson's defence.</p>
<p>I was in the public-house, the prosecutor happened to come in, his cloaths were very much dirty; he asked to sit down by me; another woman came in, he arose up, and asked her to drink part of a pint of twopenny; the landlord said he was very quarrelsome when in liquor, and would use women very ill; he came up to me and asked me to drink; he took his coat off his back, and asked me to dry it; he had been down in the dirt; the landlord would not let me, so I gave him it again; then he wanted a brush, the landlord would not lend him one. I was coming out to go home about five o'clock. he asked me where I was going, and said, my dear, shall I go with you? I said, I have no home to go to but to my sister's room, and I must go by myself; he said, why may not I go with you as well as another man? I said, I was a disorderly woman, but I thought he was not fit for me; he would go with me, and told me he had no money, but he had things that would make money; he went with me, and stripped the things off, and bid me go and pawn them. I went to Mr. Popard's and offered the coat to pawn, but he not taking it in, I carried it back to him again; then he said, you may go and sell them for something, and buy some other things to wear in their room; saying, he did not care what they were, for he had better at home. After he had got the other things on, he went to bed with me; he not using me well, I got up and dressed myself, and two days after he took me up for a robbery, and after that he wanted to make up the felony for 12 s.</p>
<p>Bourn's defence.</p>
<p>They came home together, he told me he had no money; she said she would not go to bed without he would make her a present; he pulled off his cloaths and gave them to her; she went to the pawnbroker's, and he would lend but 2 s. on the coat; then he desired us to go and sell them, which we did, and bought some old cloaths as he had desired us, then they went to bed.</p>
<p>For the prisoners.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-24-person233"> Jane Horn
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<interp inst="t17660702-24-person233" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The man offered to make it up for 12 s. and all expences, at the Noah's Ark, the day they were committed.</p>
<p>Q. How came you there?</p>
<p>J. Horn.
<persName id="t17660702-24-person234"> Susannah Bourn
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<interp inst="t17660702-24-person234" type="given" value="Susannah"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-24-person234" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sent for me; I am a neighbour.</p>
<p>Q. What was you to do?</p>
<p>J. Horn. The Justice was there; but this was in the tap-room, he was not in that room when the man said he would make it up for 12 s. I said, what for an old turned coat; the prisoner said before the Justice, he gave her the cloaths to lie with her, and she would not make it up.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-24-person235"> Mary Brand
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<interp inst="t17660702-24-person235" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-24-person235" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner Richardson sent for me to the Noah's Ark; she told me the man had given her the things to lie with her; we had a pot of beer; the man said he would make it up for 12 s. I took her on one side, and said she had better make it up, it was but a trifle she said she would not, because he had given them to her.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you offer to make it up with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, they proposed to make it up with me; she never said I gave her the cloaths, before she said it here in court.</p>
<p>Both
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<p>359. (L)
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<persName id="t17660702-25-person240"> Robert Bigge
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<interp inst="t17660702-25-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 20th of June I removed from Five-bell-alley, Little Moorfields, into
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<p>Q. Who locked the door?</p>
<p>Bigge. The street-door was safely locked; the back-door was bolted with two bolts; there was a window-shutter, that I fear was not properly secured; the sash-window was down; the watchman told me he had catched the prisoner with the greatest part of his body in at that window, and had pulled him out by his legs; he shewed me a handkerchief, in which were tied up two flat irons, a round towel, a piece of veal, and a piece of bread; they were tied up in the handkerchief, and safe in my house before I went to bed, which was a little after eleven o'clock, which he said he found upon the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-25-person241"> Thomas Yates
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<interp inst="t17660702-25-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman; about one o'clock the prisoner, another man, and a woman, came by me; they said nothing to me, nor I to them: they went up the street and were gone about half an hour; then I saw the other man and woman come from the prisoner; soon after that, I heard something fall, which I take to be the flat irons. I went and saw the prisoner on the opposite side the way to Mr. Bigge's house; I saw him look at the handkerchief which he had in his hand; he set it down by the side of the house, and crossed the way, and went directly in at Mr. Bigge's parlour-window; I went and took hold of his feet, and pulled him out; he was all in but one foot: I said, what business have you here, and whether he belonged to the house: he said he was doing no harm; when he was out, he struggl ed very hard to get away; but I held him fast till assistance came. A man looked out at a window at the next house when he heard us, and said, hold him fast, I will be with you presently. He came down; I desired him to get a cord, which he did, and I tied the prisoner's hands behind him; then I knocked at the door for the gentleman of the house, he came down; I showed him the handkerchief and things in it; (the things mentioned in the indictment, except the veal, produced in court.)</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-25-person242"> John Barton
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<interp inst="t17660702-25-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About half an hour after two that morning, the watchman called for assistance; I looked out, and saw him have hold of a man's legs at the window; the prisoner began to be resolute; I got a cord, and we tied him round one hand; he offered to hit me on the face; then I flung up his heels, and tied his other hand, and brought him, like a person going to the gallows. Mr. Bigge came down, and owned the handkerchief, and things in it; in the mean time, the brush dropped out of the prisoner's bosom; when we came to the watch-house the prisoner said, the other man that had been with him, whom he called Murphy, and his wife, were the two people that enticed him to do it, and they left him in it; this he said also before Mr. Alderman Cockayne.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-25-person243"> Mary Bigge
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<interp inst="t17660702-25-person243" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-25-person243" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor; that morning I came down to the door, the watchman, or somebody else, shewed me the handkerchief and things; I know them to be mine; one of the flat irons has a remarkable hole at one and, by which I can with safety swear to it; the other things I know to be our property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I came home from my daily labour at nine o'clock; I went to a house in Little Moorfields, and from thence I was coming up Grub street about two o'clock; I saw this place open, I hallooed out to tell the people the house was open; a young fellow and I went down the street, and came up again; it was still open; after that the watchman came and took me to the watch-house, and after that two men brought a handkerchief, and meat, and bread there; I never put my hand upon any thing.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-25-person244"> Thomas Milbourn
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<interp inst="t17660702-25-person244" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-25-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner four or five years; I keep a public-house in Grub-street; he has lately lodged in my house; I never heard any harm of him till this; he was apprentice to a cabinet-maker.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660702-25-person245"> John Russel
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<interp inst="t17660702-25-person245" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-25-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about sixteen or eighteen months, I used to mend his shoes for him, I never knew any ill of him.</p>
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<persName id="t17660702-25-person246"> Peter Box
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<interp inst="t17660702-25-person246" type="given" value="Peter"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-25-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him a year and a half; he lodged at my daughter's in Little Moorfields, he behaved just and honest there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-25-person247" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-25-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about six years; I employed him, I alway looked upon him as an honest man.</p>
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<p>360. (L.)
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<persName id="t17660702-26-person251"> Henry More
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<interp inst="t17660702-26-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Sunday last, about half an hour past eight in the evening, I was coming up
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<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>More. No, I did not; he got hold of it at the same time as I did; first of all he begged my pardon; after I came a little way with him, the mob desired me not to forgive him, but take him to prison. A gentleman came all the way with me to the Counter, where I delivered him: (the handkerchief produced and deposed to.) I knew I had it in my pocket just before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-26-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was walking with Mr. More up Snow-hill; he called out, I have lost my handkerchief. I saw it hang between the prisoner and his companion; it was neither on the ground nor in their hands; the handkerchief fell on the ground, and the other man made off: the prisoner said, when Mr. More took hold of him, Sir, if I have offended you, I ask pardon.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>On Sunday night last I was coming up Snow-hill; Mr. More dropped his handkerchief; I saw it drop out of a man's hand, and I saw him make away. Mr. More said to me, you have picked my pocket; I said, I am very certain I have not; I gave him the handkerchief, and he collared me. I am a shagreen case-maker by trade.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-26-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming from Islington down Cow lane, about half an hour after eight o'clock that night: I came cross the way, and saw the lad at the bar stoop to pick a handkerchief up, which lay on the ground: upon that, this negro fellow took hold of him.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Eagan. I never saw him in my life before.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Eagan. I have not been home from the West-Indies above a month.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you see this evidence at the time you lost your handkerchief?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did not, as I remember.</p>
<p>Butler. The man that made off was much like this man, much the same size; if not him, he was much like him, only he was in other coloured cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. to Eagan. What coloured cloaths had you on that evening?</p>
<p>Eagan. The same I have on now.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be here a witness?</p>
<p>Eagan. I was at Guildhall, and saw the prisoner there on Monday; then he begged of me to speak for him.</p>
<p>Q. How came you there?</p>
<p>Eagan. I went there for a summons, and was saying I saw it.</p>
<p>Butler. I saw the evidence Eagan on the Monday night; he had on then a brown coat, the same he had on when he made off, if he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. Describe the man that made off.</p>
<p>Butler. The man had a brown coat on, and wore his own hair.</p>
<p>Note, The evidence had his own hair.</p>
<p>Q. to Eagan. What was you bred to?</p>
<p>Eagan. I am a shipwright, and served four years in Port-Royal yard.</p>
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<p>Jos. Hargrave. On the 10th of last month I met the prisoner with two sticks of cam, or red wood, on his shoulder in Cloak lane, about six o'clock in the morning; he threw them down at a smith's shop; he seeing me go in at one door, he went out at the other, and left them there. The smith's man, named Tull, went with me after him; he ran so fast we could not overtake him: (one of the pieces produced in court.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-27-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Tremble, a smith; I was opening the shop-windows on the 10th of June in the morning, about six o'clock; the prisoner came and asked leave to leave the two sticks, and he would fetch them in a day or two, and satisfy me for my trouble. When he came with them, Mr. Hargrave followed him into the shop. Whether the prisoner saw him or not, I cannot say, but he went out at the passage door, and up Walbrook, and was soon out of sight.</p>
<p>Q. Did he run or walk?</p>
<p>Tull. I did not see him; Mr. Hargrave ordered me to keep the wood, and he would go and acquaint his master of it; his master came and looked at it, and ordered me not to let it go.</p>
<p>Q. to Hargrave. Who is your master?</p>
<p>Hargrave. Mr. Crosier is.</p>
<p>Tull. The prisoner called for it about ten or eleven days after, towards ten o'clock at night; as soon as he set eyes on me, he held out his hand to give me sixpence for my trouble. I told him I should not take it; I was ordered to charge a constable. My master being constable, I said to him, you know what you have to do. Master took him in custody, and ordered me to aid and assist: master ordered his kinsman to go and tell Mr. Crosier the man was come for the wood: the prisoner hearing Mr. Crosier's name, he began to wriggle; (I had hold of him) I said he should not get away; then he offered to kick up my heels, but we secured him: we asked him how he came by it; he was a considerable time before he gave any answer, and when he did, he said he bought it for about 4 s. he was ordered to the Counter, and the next morning he was carried to the Mansion-house; there he said he found it in the mud by the shore-side, on the other side the water.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-27-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a blacksmith; I pulled out my short staff, being constable, and ordered my man to assist me; the prisoner struggled a good deal with my man. I sent word to Mr. Crosier, that the man was come for the wood, and I had got him. I asked the prisoner how he came by the wood; he said he bought it of a sailor for about 4 s. but did not know where to find him. I was at the Mansion-house when he was there; he said there he found the wood in the mud, in the river Thames, and that he imagined it fell from a wharf, or from on board some vessel.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-27-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a wharsinger; the prisoner worked for me several months; Mr. Crosier sent me word, there had been a man taken up, and such wood stopped.</p>
<p>Q. Who is Mr. Crosier's partner?</p>
<p>Harris. Mr. Waugh is his partner; they had some of this wood at our wharf. I examined the prisoner; he said he found it on the way at low-water-mark, one stick lately, and the other two or three months before.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whose property this piece is here produced?</p>
<p>Harris. I do not know; we have many gentlemen's property in our yard of the same sort of wood, it is very valuable wood.</p>
<p>Q. Do you weigh this sort of wood when you take it in?</p>
<p>Harris. We do; we had weighed in for Mess. Crosier and Co. red wood, and in weighing it again, we found a deficiency of above two hundred weight. We have every gentleman's property put in different parcels; we always keep a particular account at coming in and going out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-27-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to Mr. Harris; after Bolton was taken, I was desired to order Mess. Crosier and Co.'s wood to be weighed off; and casting up the weight, there was between two and three hundred weight deficient.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Crosier. What is an hundred weight of this wood worth?</p>
<p>Mr. Crosier. It is worth above 40 s.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>We are ordered to pile the wood up in different piles and different parcels, and very often a stick is left unpiled, and now and then all the loose sticks are picked up, and carried up into a lost; I have worked on this wharf eight or nine months; I was as faithful and as handy as any one there; I was used to do work within and without; while I was there I happened to pick up some wood; I would say, it deserves a pint of beer. I have been told they did not know whether I should have a pint or not: after that, I found some in the water; I got a brush, and cleaned them, and put them under my bed; having found no encouragement
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<interp inst="t17660702-28-person273" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . One Mrs. Thompson took a room in my house; the prisoner at the bar came backwards and forwards to do her work; at six weeks end I asked Mrs. Thompson for some money, having had none of her, upon which she went off; the prisoner was with her from the Sunday after she came into my house, because she was ill, and she staid two days after Mrs. Thompson, when she said she could not tell where to find Mrs. Thompson. I bid her go away, as I supposed she could not pay the rent of the room: I missed the things mentioned in the indictment, (mentioning them by name) I had missed them before she went away; Mr. Payne went with me to the pawnbrokers; the prisoner told me she had pawned them; the teaspoon, pillow-case, and counterpane were in her own name; the sheets in the name of
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<interp inst="t17660702-28-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the constable; yesterday was three weeks the prosecutrix sent for me to take charge of the prisoner; I went, and found her at her house; she keeps a coal-shed by Fleet-market. I asked the prisoner, where the things were; she told me the pillow-case and counterpane were at Mr. Paterson's, where Mrs. Langley had fetched the tea-spoon from; upon that, I asked her, if she would go over with me to the pawnbroker; she and the prosecutrix both went; the pawnbroker delivered the things without a warrant, one was pawned for half a crown, the other for 3 d. the prisoner owned she had pawned them in her own name; I took her to Wood-street Counter, and the next day to Guildhall; there she confessed she had pawned a pair of sheets in Great Poultney-street, at the other end of the town: the Alderman desired I would go with Mrs. Langley; there we went, and found they were pawned in the name of
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<interp inst="t17660702-28-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Paterson, a pawnbroker in the Fleet-market; on the 23d of last May the prisoner pledged a counterpane, and on the 30th a pillow-case with me; she brought a tea-spoon, but I did not take an account of the time of bringing that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-28-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner at the bar pledged these sheets with me on the 2d of June; (produced and deposed to) she pledged them in the name of
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<interp inst="t17660702-28-person281" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , whom she said she lived with; she fetched a gown out of Mrs. Thompson's at the same time.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was with Mrs. Thompson as a servant; she desired me to carry these things to pawn, and put them in my own name. I did not know at that time that they were Mrs. Langley's, they being packed up at the time; she sent me to Poultney-street, to bring her a white gown out, and to leave the sheets in pawn, which I did. I was obliged to her in no shape, only for my lodging, till I could get a place.</p>
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<p>Q. What is the value of thirteen sacks of coals?</p>
<p>Phillips. I was to have received after the rate of 36 s. a chaldron; there were thirty-nine bushels of coals, they cost me 29 s. in the Pool. I took Weaver yesterday morning in his own house; I charged him with being accessary to the sale of these thirteen sacks of coals; he owned they were bought by Elliot, and he owned to his receiving
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<interp inst="t17660702-29-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the person that was to trim the coals at the Duke of Marlborough's for Mr. Phillips; Weaver called me out of the cellar, and said I was to go along with his cart; there were thirteen sacks of coals; I brought the coals up, and he met me just at the bottom of the Haymarket; he said, give me the ticket, I'll go and carry it, do you go to Elliot's house and shoot the coals; I went with the cart there.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the cart loaded?</p>
<p>Richardson. It was loaded at Mr. Phillips's wharf; Weaver's name was on the ticket, as car-man; Elliot helped me to shoot the coals at his house; Weaver waited for me, and met me in Pallmall; he said to me, you must give the ticket to the Duke's porter the next time, and tell him I forgot it; he said, the porter is to have a crown of the money, and that he was a party concerned. The next load of coals that I came with, I gave the porter two tickets, and said the other man forgot to give him one before; the porter said the coals have not been here; he would not take the ticket: then I went to Elliot and got 5 s. 3 d. and offered it to the porter; the porter said, I wonder what you mean by this, I'll have the coals in; the next load I went and got another 5 s. 3 d. of Elliot, and offered the porter the two 5 s. 3 d. pieces; he would not take them, and insisted on having the coals in. At night I went to Elliot and got the remainder of the money, 24 s. in the whole; he had three bushels in a sack, thirty-nine bushels in the whole. The next morning Weaver sent his wife to me at the stable; she was like a mad woman, and said her husband had had no rest all night; then he sent for me to an ale-house, and said we must go to Elliot, and make up the money to buy the coals; we went and asked him whether he would give any more money, and we laid the whole money down upon the bench; he said he would give no more; our fellow servants heard of it, and told it about that we had sold a chaldron of coals.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the 24 s.?</p>
<p>Richardson. Weaver took it up, and gave me 2 s. of it.</p>
<p>Q. from Weaver. Whether you did not stay along with me till all the money was gone, and 8 s. of my own money?</p>
<p>Court. That question will do you no good.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-29-person292" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
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<interp inst="t17660702-29-person293" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the Duke of Marlborough; the coals came in on the 3d of June; when Weaver brought two chaldrons of coals, he said, I can be 5 s. in your way; I said, how; let me alone for that, said he; I said, do you intend to leave any of the coals by the way, if you do, I'll do no such thing: he wanted me to take a ticket when no coals were delivered; I refused to take the ticket; Richardson came and offered me a 5 s. 3 d. I refused it; after that he came again with two; I refused them, and insisted on his bringing the coals; the next morning Weaver came and offered me 24 s. I refused to take it; he said if he was found out, he should come very badly off.</p>
<p>Weaver's defence.</p>
<p>I was not in the place when the coals were shot; I was as drunk as could be; I never set my eyes on the coals after they were loaded; I went home through the Park as drunk as I could stand.</p>
<p>Elliot's defence.</p>
<p>I knew nothing of the coals coming in; I was quite in liquor that day; I did not give the evidence two 5 s. 3 d. pieces, I paid them all together.</p>
<p>For Weaver.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-29-person294" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-29-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Weaver twenty-five years; he always bore a very good character.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660702-29-defend285 t17660702-29-punish166"/> T. 14 </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17660702-30-person301" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker in Ratcliffe-highway, I took in this gown of
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<interp inst="t17660702-30-person303" type="given" value="Edmond"/>
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<p>Peter Hall. I heard the prisoner own before the Justice, that she took these things from the prosecutor's house.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>One
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<p>366. (M.)
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<persName id="t17660702-31-person310"> Thomas Davis
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<interp inst="t17660702-31-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was not at home the time the three pair of shoes were lost; coming home I was told I had been robbed, and the thief was then before Justice Welch; I went there and saw the shoes, and knew them to be my property.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-31-person311" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am apprentice to the prosecutor; I was filling the water-tub, a young man came and old me a man had taken three pair of shoes; he and I run and found the prisoner in the back alley, I took the shoes from him, they were my master's property, taken from out of our window.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was very much in liquor.</p>
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<p>367. 368. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17660702-32-person319" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-32-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 24th of June, between eleven and twelve in the day, Mr. Miller was walking by my house, I was on the opposite side the way; I saw the prisoner Anderson take a silk handkerchief out of Mr. Miller's pocket, and give it to Fletcher; I made an alarm; Anderson made a run, the other did not attempt to make his escape; Anderson was soon taken; the handkerchief was found upon Fletcher.</p>
<p>Anderson's defence.</p>
<p>I was running along, I picked up this handkerchief and gave it to Fletcher.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-33-person323" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17660702-33-person323" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Gasper Bruner is my husband, we
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660702-33-victim322 t17660702-33-viclabel188"/>; I was sitting in the bar, and through a glass-door I observed a woman upon the stairs, last Saturday in the evening; I asked her what she had been up stairs for; she said she had made a mistake; I saw she had a great bundle, I pushed her into the bar, it was the prisoner at the bar; I found the bundle to be linen, and things which the washerwoman had brought home but about a quarter of an hour before, the same as mentioned in the indictment; I sent for the headborough; he took an account of the things, and took her to the Round-house: (the goods produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner been drinking in your house?</p>
<p>E. Bruner. I do not remember that she had.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-33-person324" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Bruner; I received this bundle of my mistress when the washerwoman brought them home, and carried them up into the dining-room upon a table, but a little before the prisoner was stopped with them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I lodged in St. Giles's about a fortnight; I was to have met a man and his wife; I went into the house for a pennyworth of beer; there were some people I did not care to see; I went into the entry, and there I found this bundle; I was bringing it to the gentlewoman at the bar; she took it from me, and swore I robbed her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660702-34-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Our ship belongs to Mr. Grove; the rope being over the ship's side, to keep her off from the next ship, this rope which we cut was taken upon the gunnel of the other ship. I do not know who cut it; but there was a pair of shoes and buckles left in a boat, which the prisoner came for, and said were his property; the next morning then we secured him, and charged him with cutting the rope; he then confessed he did cut it in my hearing, and fell on his knees, and said he would do so no more.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>They robbed me, instead of my robbing them. I belonged to a vessel; I was going to get the water out of my shoes, as it rained very hard; the dog barked, and they came up and took my buckles and shoes; I came for them the next morning, and they took me in custody. I came from Lisbon in the Dove; I was taking care of her, as all the men were paid but me.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I let the captain of his vessel know what the prisoner had done, and he returned me many thanks.</p>
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