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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070001"/>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 7th, Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th, Saturday the 10th, Monday the 12th, and Tuesday the 13th of SEPTEMBER, 1768,
<p>In the Eighth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Seventh SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
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<persName id="f17680907-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>NUMBER VII. PART I.</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="176809070002"/>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 Hon.
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<p>N. B. The characters * + ++ direct to the judge by whom the prisoner was tried; (L.) (M.) by what jury.</p>
<p>LONDON JURY.</p>
<p>
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<p>MIDDLESEX JURY.</p>
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<p>*
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<p>495.
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<p>496. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17680907-2-person38" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 26th of August, a little past twelve at night, I was handing my wife out of a coach near
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was running along, they called, stop thief, I did not know what was the matter; I am as innocent as a child unborn.</p>
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<p>Barbara Crookshanks. The prisoner's name is
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<p>Prisoner. I do not call her to give evidence.</p>
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<p>497. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The handkerchief was upon my left shoulder, as I was standing among the mob, expecting the King of Denmark coming by.</p>
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<p>498. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-4-defend46 t17680907-4-deflabel20"/> in our house, but was gone away; my father is the Park-keeper; his usual hour to go to bed is about ten o'clock, he cannot go without help, being infirm; we imagine the prisoner got into the house at the time we were helping him to bed, because the door was not locked; this was the 12th of May.</p>
<p>Q. Was the door shut?</p>
<p>E. Parkhurst. I am very sure it was, we missed in the morning the things mentioned in the indictment (mentioning them by name;) I had a suspicion of the prisoner, we got a warrant, but she was not taken till the next time she came, which was I believe the 25th of July last at night; one of the doors that opens into the garden happened to be left open, and she was taken in the house; my sister, Anne Watts's gown and cloak were found upon her back; she would not tell what she had done with the other things, she only owned to the taking the cloak and gown.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, I was sent for to the house of Mr. Watts, the prisoner was then in custody, this was the 26th of July; I took her pocket off, and she had a gown and cardinal on, which the prosecutors owned; the prisoner owned she got into the house, and took them away; I examined her whether she had any companions, she said she had not.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-4-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , here is the prisoner's confession taken before Sir Philip; I told her it would be read against her in court if she signed it, but she chose to sign it (it was read in court.)</p>
<p>The Contents.</p>
<p>"That she entered the house by listing up the</p>
<p>"latch of the door in the dusk of the evening,</p>
<p>"and continued there till three the next morning,</p>
<p>"and took away the things mentioned.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against her.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Had you ever seen the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Dolling. No; about a fortnight and two days after he was taken up; I was coming to London, I happened to see him going to work at Westburn-green, that is about two miles or more from Wilsden; he had a fork and a rake, going to haymaking; there were two or three more fellow-servants with me, we took the prisoner up, he offered to run away; I fetched him back, he offered to return my money again.</p>
<p>Q. Had you before that charged him with robbing you?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070004"/>Dolling. Yes, he pulled some money out of his pocket, and said he would give me what I lost, but did not mention any sum.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you think he might offer you that rather than be carried to prison?</p>
<p>Dolling. I cannot say as to that.</p>
<p>Q. Consider this man's life depends upon your evidence, can you swear this man was one that robbed you?</p>
<p>Dolling. To the best of my knowledge he was one.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>Dolling. He had the same clothes he has now, the other was a lustier man than he a considerable deal; he offered to send for a man, he called him his partner, to give evidence where he was at the time of the robbery; the woman would not go, we offered to let him go, and we would go with him; then he would not go, and said he had no partner belonged to him; he said he was either at the Spotted Dog at Westburn-green, or the Red Lion; we gave him liberty to go to either of the places, but he would not.</p>
<p>Q. Have you enquired whether he was at either of these houses?</p>
<p>Dolling. No, I have not; he said he lay in Mr. Godfrey's barn that night along with one Clarey his partner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-5-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and I, we all stood at the door; as soon as the prisoner had drank his beer he came out; Dolling told him he wanted to speak with him, he said he wanted to drink a glass of beer with him; the prisoner immediately set out, and ran away; Dolling ran after him, and brought him back into the house, and told him he thought he was one of the men that robbed him; the prisoner fell a crying, and said he would send for his partner that he was with that night; no body would go for him; presently he said he had never a partner, nor no body belonging to him; we would have had him went, but he would not; he pulled his money out of his pocket, and offered to give Dolling his money again.</p>
<p>Court. Mention the words he said as near as you can.</p>
<p>Miller. He pulled his bag out, I do not know how much there were of it, and said as I mentioned before as near as I can remember; we got an officer and put him in Marybone watch house; we searched him, but found nothing upon him but 4 s. 2 d. in his bag.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was paid that money at 'Squire Godfrey's that night, there were 4 s. 7 d. in my bag.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>There was a salmon man who worked at Mr. Godfrey's, he went for some salmon to Billingsgate; his wife was uneasy about him; she said she would pay me for going along with her, to help to look for him; she and I went in at the Red-Lion to drink; presently came her husband crying salmon; I said, there is your husband coming; I went out to go to him, this man whom I had never seen before took hold of me, and said I robbed him such a night; I said I know nothing about it; he took hold of me and brought me into the house again, and said I had robbed him of 3 s. and his purse; as God is my judge I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>Q. How old is the boy?</p>
<p>Harrison. I am told he is about nine years old.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-6-person76" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor; the door and windows were all fast over night, and the next morning I found the window shutter was broke open, and all the plate was gone out of the beaufet except a punch-ladle.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you a father?</p>
<p>Martin. I have, he is a waterman and lighter-man on the other side the water.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Have you no other evidence besides this lad?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have no other; there is a woman, but she is so ill she cannot be brought here.</p>
<p>Martin not knowing the nature of an oath was not examined.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-7-victim85 t17680907-7-viclabel34"/>. On the 13th of July I got up about three in the morning (as I generally do,) I found my house was broke open, which was done between twelve and three; I missed my till out of the bar; I looked at the outward door and found that fast; I went to the window-shutters, they were put to, but upon putting my hand to them they flew open; I found the iron bolt lying under the window on the inside; I missed my halfpence and silver that were in the till, about 10 s. of each; I missed eleven china bowls, my books, part of a quartern loaf, and a bottle of brandy. The watchman brought me seven of my china bowls in the morning about break of day; he brought also my two till drawers empty; Dollanson was taken the second night after.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never saw the two prisoners above twice before that night in my life. They, Coward, Richardson, and I, went to the house of Mr. Perry; one of them that is not taken forced the window-shutter open and got into the house, he brought out 7 punch-bowls and halfpence, (I never knew of the silver.) he gave them to me; I set the bowls under the bench, then he brought four more and gave them to me, then he brought some bread and a bottle of brandy, and some books and writings; then we went to the sign of the Light Horseman at the corner of Swan-alley, it was then just day-light, there we divided the halfpence, we had each 18 d. I was taken about a week or nine days after.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I met the two prisoners and Richardson, one that is not taken, and the evidence, in Duke's-place, about nine weeks ago; Walldock had a handkerchief with four china bowls in it; Richardson came up to me and said, do you know any body that will buy some china bowls, saying he had just been on board an Indiaman at Blackwall and had bought them; I told him I did not understand them, but would help him to a man that might buy them; I took them to Houndsditch to
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> my brother; they shewed him two large and two small ones; he bought them for 6 s. 6 d. the money was given into Richardson's hands; then they went away. About a day or two after I went into Red Lion-street, a man there said, I want to ask you a question; there are some people taken up about a robbery at Islington, can you give any account about any bowls that were sold; I went and got one of a woman that had bought one of my brother, he had sold two to two women, and the two small ones he had sold to a publican in Duke's-place, the sign of the Black Boy; the people were taken before Sir
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; they denied it, and said they had bought none; I can partly swear to one of the bowls, it was broke on the edge, (such a one produced,) I had it in my hand some time, and can easily know it again; I told the people at the time it was damaged.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoners before?</p>
<p>Spencer. No, I never saw neither of them before, I knew Richardson before.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the two prisoners are the persons that were with Richardson?</p>
<p>Spencer. I am sure they are, I was with them above twenty minutes; I was before Sir
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> when Dollanson was there first; he was then acquitted, but he was taken up again about a week after, and committed by Sir John.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The two prisoners at the bar came to me where I was drinking at a public-house on Saffron-hill, the sign of the Ham; they asked me if I would buy any punch bowls; there was
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person95" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , No 316, 317, which were the two women tried with Dollanson by the names of
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person97" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , No 128, 129, all in this Mayoralty.)</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070006"/>Elias. This was the day after the robbery, as I heard afterwards; I said I could not look at them here, let me take them to another house; I took particular notice of the bowls, there were four of them; I carried them to the Swan in Field-lane, and examined them by myself; then I went back to them and told them I could not give the price they asked, they asked 10 s. for them, I offered them 6; I left the bowls with them, and went and told Sir
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> of the bowls; he said, why did not I stop the bowls; I said, because there were so many of them I was afraid; I heard no more of the bowls till
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<p>Q. Where is
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<p>Elias. He is in Newgate.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the woman that bought the bowl?</p>
<p>Elias. She is not here; that woman said she bought another bowl of
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and delivered it to me, (produced in court,) I can swear to both of them again; one of them has a pea-hen upon it, and like a drop of blood on the inside; the prisoners offered both these to me, (the two bowls deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person102" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman; I was going by Mr. Perry's window the night of the robbery between twelve and one o'clock; there came a man to me and asked me to let him light his pipe by my lanthorn; he asked me if any body was up; I said they were at the Angel; said he, will you drink part of a mug of beer; there came another man up at the time he was lighting his pipe; they went to the Angel, I went with them *; they called for a pot of beer, I staid and drank once with them, and then went about my business; when I came to the Pied Bull bench I saw something under the bench, I thought it had been a cat; I went to look, and found seven china bowls there; I took and carried them to my apartment, this might be about two o'clock, and about three I went round again, and found a great white drawer, I carried that home; as soon as I came back again I met a woman going a milking, she had found another drawer, I took and carried that home; when Mr. Perry gets up, which is generally about three, I usually go in for a dram or a pennyworth of beer; I went in that morning, and found he had been robbed of the bowls and drawers.</p>
<p>* This should be a caution to watchmen not to neglect their duty, to go to drink with strangers at that time of the night.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any knowledge of the men that took you in to drink?</p>
<p>Good. I think he that asked me to drink, by his face and his wig was Dollanson, the other had a darkish coat on, and looked something like a smith.</p>
<p>Walldock's defence.</p>
<p>I desire the man in the goal may be brought out, and asked whether I sold him the bowls.</p>
<p>Dollanson's defence.</p>
<p>I was brought before Sir
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> five times; the last time Sir John made it his business to clear me; I get my living by going a portering, and when I have no business of that sort I work with my father.</p>
<p>For the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-7-person104"> Moses Spencer
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I knew nothing of the prisoners before I saw them in goal; I bought some bowls, but not of them, there were four or five, I gave 5 s. 6 d. for them.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a man did you buy them of?</p>
<p>Spencer. Of a little fellow, I never had any dealings with him before.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you buy them?</p>
<p>Spencer. In Houndsditch in my own room.</p>
<p>Q. Was there only one man?</p>
<p>Spencer. There were three of them together, I never saw any of them before.</p>
<p>Q. Are you brother to
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<p>Spencer. I am.</p>
<p>Q. Was he along with you at the time?</p>
<p>Spencer. He was.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the bowls?</p>
<p>Spencer. I sold them in Duke's-place; the two small ones I sold to a woman that keeps the Black Boy alehouse, the others I sold to a young woman, I really do not know her name, her mother lives in Duke's-place.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know the bowls again?</p>
<p>Spencer. I cannot say whether I should or not, for I did not take notice of them.</p>
<p>Court. Your brother says the two prisoners were the persons that sold them.</p>
<p>Spencer. I can't take upon me to say whether they were or not.</p>
<p>Q. Can you undertake to say they were not the people?</p>
<p>Spencer. I am positive sure they were not the people.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-7-person106"> Elizabeth Cavenban
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person106" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Walldock gets his living by working with a baker.</p>
<p>Q. Where does the baker live, or what is his name?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070007"/>E. Cavenban. I do not know where, or with who.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person107" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-7-person107" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My mother knew Walldock when he was a child, I never knew any harm of him.</p>
<p>Q. Where does he work?</p>
<p>M. Robinson. I do not know.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-7-person108"> Mary Anderson
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person108" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-7-person108" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Walldock a long time.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see him last?</p>
<p>M. Anderson. I don't know that I have seen him for eight months, he was somewhere in the country, I believe in Ireland; I never heard no harm of him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-7-person109" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Dollanson worked for me, he has a very honest character; I keep Fleet-market, he has carried my things backwards and forwards, I never found any thing amiss by him, he lived at his father's in the neighbourhood.</p>
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<p>
<persName id="t17680907-9-person129"> Anne Hague
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<interp inst="t17680907-9-person129" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-9-person129" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife of
<persName id="t17680907-9-person130"> Alexander Hague
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<interp inst="t17680907-9-person130" type="given" value="Alexander"/>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-9-off43 t17680907-9-crimeloc45"/> by the new market: on the 18th of August a pane of glass was broke in the shop-window, and a striped linen shirt, a silk hat, and a doll's petticoat, were taken away; the prisoner was taken within half a minute after, just at the turn of the corner, with the things upon him (produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Mrs. Hague's brother deposed he saw the shirt taken out; he ran out, and took the prisoner with the things upon him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I work at coal heaving, I was coming from King James's-stairs, a young man ran by with these things; he dropped them, and I took them up, and delivered them to this young man.</p>
<p>
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<p>508. (L.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-10-person135" type="given" value="John"/>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070008"/> afternoon I was going out; before I went out I looked in my till, there were thirteen guineas and a moidore; in the evening when I returned, between eight and nine, I missed four guineas; I enquired where the prisoner was gone, and was told he was gone to take care of a horse; I got a constable; when the prisoner came home I got him into the parlour, I asked him what money he had in his pocket; he said he had none but his own; I said, I was sure he had more, for no body had been at the till since I went out but himself, and desired he would pull his money out; upon which he pulled out three guineas and two half guineas; I had marked the money in the till before I went out, with a scratch over the nose on the head; the three guineas and one of the half guineas were so marked, which the constable put in a piece of paper, and put in his pocket; I thought I had marked every guinea and half guinea in the till, every one of them left in the till were marked; I think I left the till locked when I went out, and at my coming home I found it unlocked; I usually kept it locked.</p>
<p>Q. What account did the prisoner give of this money found in his pocket?</p>
<p>Russell. He told me it was the first time he ever attempted any thing of that sort, and hoped I would not hurt him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-10-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the constable confirmed the above account.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say.</p>
<p>Russell. When the prisoner came first to me he behaved as well as a servant could, but lately he has fallen into bad company, and has not behaved so well.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-10-defend132 t17680907-10-punish54"/> T </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>509 (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-11-off55 t17680907-11-cd56"/>. ++</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-11-person141"> William Stonebewer
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<interp inst="t17680907-11-person141" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-11-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with my uncle the prosecutor, in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-11-off55 t17680907-11-crimeloc57"/>; the prisoner came to our shop on the 25th of July in the evening, and asked if my uncle was at home; he showed me a pattern, and said he wanted some twist to be matched; he sat upon the counter, and afterwards moved from there, and sat upon the slap of the counter, which turns up; I went backwards into the counting house, he sat talking to me; I heard the slap of the counter crack, I turned my head, and saw his hand in the hole where the buttons were; I came forwards before he had got his hand from his pocket; in a few minutes after a person came, the prisoner jumped off the counter, and went away; I told that person what I had seen; he said, run after him; I did, and catched him by the collar, and told him he had taken some buttons out of the shop; he said, d - n his heart he had not; I brought him under the gateway, by that time that person and others came; I told them what sort they were, and which pocket they were in; after some little resistance he took them out himself, and said, d - n it, let me go; we charged the constable with him, and took him to the Compter (the buttons produced and deposed to;) there are no marks upon them, but they are sowed with the same coloured thread as the others in that hole are, and I saw him take them out, and there was a vacancy between two bags where they were taken from.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I went into the shop to match some twist, and left the pattern along with him to match against the next morning; he went backwards, I sat on the edge of the counter, I was not off the counter, nor behind it, neither did I touch a button in the shop; I have sold buttons some years, I do keep a shop of my own at Henley upon Thames, and have goods now, the buttons were my own property; as I stand here alive I had that bag of buttons before I went into the shop.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-11-person142"> Nicholas Noye
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<interp inst="t17680907-11-person142" type="given" value="Nicholas"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-11-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about fourteen or fifteen years, he kept a shop at Henley upon Thames; he always bore a very good character, for what I ever heard.</p>
<p>- Gibson. I have known him twenty years, I never heard but that he was a very hone st man; he was born in Cumberland.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-11-verdict58" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-11-defend137 t17680907-11-punish59"/> B </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>510. (L)
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<interp inst="t17680907-12-off60" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a silver pint mug, value 39 s. </rs> the property of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-12-off60 t17680907-12-cd61"/> ++</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-12-person147"> Andrew Christie
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<interp inst="t17680907-12-person147" type="given" value="Andrew"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-12-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-12-victim146 t17680907-12-viclabel62"/> in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-12-off60 t17680907-12-crimeloc63"/>; I was out of town on the 10th of August, I came home the next day; then the prisoner was in Wood-street Compter.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-12-person148" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-12-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I frequently have a pint of beer at Mr. Christie's house after dinner; I and Mr. Hill, a carpenter in Jewin street, were there drinking together, he had a silver pint, and I a pewter one; the prisoner came in, and sat close by Mr. Hill; we asked him what trade he was; he said, something like that of a shipwright, we did not like his look; Mr. Hill having an occasion to go backwards, whispered me to have an eye to his silver mug; the prisoner got close to it, and whipped
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070009"/> it into his left-hand coat pocket, and was getting out of the box; I got round, and took hold of him, and said, young man, you have got a mug in your pocket, I saw the beer shine in it; he took it out himself; I called the people, and he was taken to the Compter.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-12-person149" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-12-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, this mug was delivered into my charge with the prisoner (produced and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I went into that house, and into the necessary, and when I came in again I got hold of the wrong mug, but I never went out of the house with it.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<note>[No punishment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>511. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17680907-13-person154"> William Seller
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<interp inst="t17680907-13-person154" type="given" value="William"/>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-13-victim153 t17680907-13-viclabel69"/>; on the 13th of last month the prisoner came in between nine and ten at night, and called for a pint of beer, the maid drawed it; I suspected her of having taken a pot and beer the night before; I watched her, there was another woman that drank once of her beer, and went away; the prisoner paid me, after that she drank her beer up, and went out at the fore-door, and I at the back-door; she stood about a minute before the front of the house, and then went over the way to a grocer's shop, and staid a little time, then came out with the pot concealed in her apron; she turned on the right hand going down towards the Fleet-market, I went and took hold of her, and took the pot from her (produced and deposed to;) I took her to the watch-house, and from thence to the Compter; she said she lived in Chick-lane.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Another woman and I went into that house, and had a pint of beer; she went out, and left me before it was drank; after that I went out to see for her, and had the pot in my hand, and went to see if she was in the grocer's shop.</p>
<p>Seller. The woman that was with her was not in the grocer's shop, the prisoner was got beyond there, going away.</p>
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<p>512. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17680907-14-person160" type="given" value="Michael"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-14-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in
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<interp inst="t17680907-14-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , where I live; he was a turn-over, and had been there about two years; I missed 60 l. in a canvas bag, on the 20th of August, out of my bureau; I found my bureau locked as usual; the prisoner had been guilty of some little things before, was the occasion of my suspecting him; I challenged him with it, he freely confessed he had taken it.</p>
<p>Q. How did he say he took it?</p>
<p>Shirley. The false keys were found upon him, which he said unlocked the bureau with.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got any of the money back?</p>
<p>Shirley. No, I have not, he said he had it, and had paid it away.</p>
<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Shirley. He is about 20 years of age.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to him to induce him to confess?</p>
<p>Shirley. I said, James, how came you to use me so ill; at first he said he did not; I said, I am certain you did; then he cried, and said he did take it; this was the same day I missed it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-14-person162"> Thomas Shirley
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<interp inst="t17680907-14-person162" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-14-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My brother the prosecutor came down stairs on the 20th of August in the morning, and said he had lost 60 l. out of his bureau; I asked him when he saw it last; he said on the 13th of the month; I said, my man James has been a sad fellow, I wish he has not had it; my brother said, I will accuse him with it; he did, and I heard him confess to my brother he had taken it; I said, where is the money; he said it was gone; I said, which way could you make away with it; he said he had paid the debts which he owed with it; I said, where is the bag; he said it was up stairs in his pocket; he went up, and I with him; he took it out of his mourning coat right hand pocket, and said, this is it that had the money in it; I said, where had you it; he said, from out of Mr. Michael's bureau; I took the bag, and we went down stairs; I showed my brother the bag, my brother said he would swear to the bag; I said to the prisoner, Jemmy, how did you open the bureau; he said, by the help of a key that lay there; I said, when did you take it; he said, that day that Mr. Michael and you went to the Marsh; I said, Jemmy, this will not do, I must charge an officer with you; he desired I would acquaint his mother; while he was writing to his mother the constable came in; I told the constable that was his man, he took him in charge; I asked him what he had wrote to his mother; the letter was, his acknowledging his taking the money, and begging money to make it up, or he must die
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070010"/> according to law; I took the letter to her; she said she could do nothing for him; I came home, and told him what she said; I then said to him, you never could have made a hand of all this money, what have you done with it; he sat down in the presence of the officer where he had paid away and spent to the amount of 47 l. 1 s. 10 d.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose the mother had raised the money, what then?</p>
<p>Shirley. I would not have taken it, I'll assure you.</p>
<p>Q. Did you or your brother agree to take the money?</p>
<p>Shirley. No, we never did; after this I went to the prisoner in the Poultry Compter, and he gave me an account of 52 l. 7 s 5 1/2 d. which he had paid away of this money, and gave me the names of the persons to whom he had paid it to; I went to them, and found he had paid as he mentioned.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>They offered to take the money if I could bring it.</p>
<p>The prosecutor and his brother both said, if the money had been raised they never intended to take it.</p>
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<p>513. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17680907-15-person167" type="given" value="Jacob"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-15-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the paper was deposited in a garret at our house at
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<p>Mr. Farro. I live at Hackney, old Mr. Franco was my uncle; this paper (producing a piece) was sent from the cheesemonger's with some butter in it, I knew it to be my uncle's hand-writing; I went immediately to know how it came away from his house (this is a leaf out of a ledger.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-15-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am book-keeper to Mr. Franco, when he was acquainted with this he gave me the key of the garret to go and see what was missing; I found there were seven ledgers and a journal wanting, the ledger went as far as the year 1744; it is customary every year to put the papers in a box, and the boxes are numbered; I put them up myself, I frequently go up into the garret to examine the old books, when we have any doubts; I believe they were all in the garret in November last, before Mr. Franco left the country; upon missing the books I acquainted Mr. Franco of it, there was a shop-keeper at Hackney said he would swear he bought some of this paper of the prisoner; then I charged him, and asked him if he knew Mr. Meredith; he said, no; I said, he had better confess, as it was in Mr. Franco's power to hang him; then the prisoner directed me to one Johnson, a shop-keeper at Hackney, where I found a parcel of our paper; I had back 113 pounds weight of
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<persName id="t17680907-15-person170"> Erasmus Harvey
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<interp inst="t17680907-15-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , none of them people are here; these two parcels (producing them) are part of what we had from Mr. Meredith.</p>
<p>Mr. Meredith. I live at Hackney, my father keeps a chandler's shop there, I bought this paper of the prisoner at the bar about the latter end of last February, they are foreign letters, invoices, and the like, either directed to Mr. Franco, or his name is upon them; I bought upwards of an hundred pounds weight of him all at one time, I gave him two-pence farthing a pound for it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-15-person172"> Ralph Ellis
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<interp inst="t17680907-15-person172" type="given" value="Ralph"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-15-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer, I was sent for to Mr. Franco's, there I was charged with the prisoner; then they delivered these two bundles of paper to me.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-15-person173"> William Mason
<interp inst="t17680907-15-person173" type="surname" value="Mason"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-15-person173" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-15-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a cheesemonger at Hackney, I bought some books or paper in January last of the prisoner, they were ledgers, and other books, I have one sheet here (produced in court;) this came out of one of the books, the only piece I had left; I bought as much as came to half a guinea, at two-pence or two-pence farthing a pound.</p>
<p>Lindoe. This leaf is part of one of the ledgers that was deposited in the garret, it was of the years 1722 and 23.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-15-person174"> Thomas Johnson
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<interp inst="t17680907-15-person174" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-15-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a chandler's shop at Hummerton, I bought some parcels of paper of the prisoner on the 18th of February last; Mr. Franco's head gardener, Mr. Keith, had them all again, there were 98 pounds weight of it.</p>
<p>Mr. Keith. I am gardener to Mr. Franco, the garret where these papers lay we go through to go into the fruit room; the prisoner worked under me, the key was left there very often.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the crime laid to my charge, I was always a faithful servant, I have worked twenty-two months in the garden, please to ask Mr. Keith my character.</p>
<p>Keith. He behaved always very sober, and very punctual as to his time; I looked upon him to be a very honest man till this happened.</p>
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<p>514. (M.)
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<p>Elizabeth Ragget. The things laid in the indictment were left out of the wash-house, some the property of
<persName id="t17680907-16-person185"> Mary Chiswick
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<interp inst="t17680907-16-person185" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-16-person185" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , some Mr. Stratton's, and some mine; I saw several of them again, produced by the constable before Sir
<persName id="t17680907-16-person186"> John Fielding
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<p>
<persName id="t17680907-16-person187"> Stephen Blessbold
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<interp inst="t17680907-16-person187" type="given" value="Stephen"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-16-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable of St. Luke's parish; I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner, upon suspicion of breaking open this wash-house, by Mrs. Odley who keeps a clothes-shop in Golden-lane; (he produced a large quantity of things, shifts, sheets, table-cloths, and other things,) these were delivered to me by Mrs. Odley.</p>
<p>Mrs. Odley. I keep a clothes-shop in Golden-lane; the prisoner came to my shop on the 21st of July; he first offered a table-cloth and asked 2 s. for it, I bought it for 20 d. he told me he had a great many more things to sell; I asked him his name, and where he lived; he said his name was Finch, and that he lived in Cold Bath-fields; he told me he would bring them; he said his wife had been dead about three weeks; he went and brought a great bundle of things, and set them down by the door, all these which are produced here.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-16-person189" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<p>Prisoner's defence</p>
<p>I bought these things in Old-street of two men, I deal in buying and selling, they were going to sell them to a woman which had not money to pay for them.</p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-17-off93 t17680907-17-cd94"/> ++</p>
<p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-17-off93 t17680907-17-crimeloc95"/>; I lett the prisoner a lodging about two years ago, I missed a pair of sheets and a tea-kettle, part of the goods lett with the lodging, about the 29th of July; I found them again at Mr. Needham's a pawnbroker.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-17-person195"> Robert Needham
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<interp inst="t17680907-17-person195" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-17-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live on Saffron-hill; the prisoner's daughter pledged a tea-kettle with me the 29th of July, and at the same time the prisoner waited at the door to take the money, ( produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner's daughter lodged in the room with him, this is my tea-kettle.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-17-person196"> Hugh Wallis
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<interp inst="t17680907-17-person196" type="given" value="Hugh"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-17-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner's daughter pledged this pair of sheets to me, (produced and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<note>[No punishment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>516. (L.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-18-victim200 t17680907-18-viclabel100"/>; the prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-18-defend198 t17680907-18-deflabel101"/>, he has served five years and a quarter, the best part of it with reputation; he was suspected at last; I came to a resolution to search his and others boxes, which occasioned him to run away; then Zechariah Stafford told me the prisoner had made false entries in my book in February and March, and I found by examining the goods were not to be found in the warehouse, then I took the prisoner up.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-18-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am fifteen years of age. On the 29th of February last the prisoner took out a guinea and a half out of his master's drawer, and on the 10th of March a guinea and 15 s. he said he was to lend it to his brother.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell your master at that time?</p>
<p>Stafford. No, I did not; he said he would put the money in again.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that he did not put it in again?</p>
<p>Stafford. He never told me he did.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first tell your master of this?</p>
<p>Stafford. I told him of it the 30th of July.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070012"/>Mr. Davidson. The prosecutor came to my house and told me he was robbed in the manner this lad has mentioned, and was run away; I was at the examining his warehouse; there was an entry in the name of
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>On the 30th of July a thing belonging to a watch-chain was lost; I told my master I knew nothing of it; we had some words, presently he found it in the shew-glass; I am innocent of the charge laid against me; I was afraid my master should see a letter I had received from a young woman from out of the country, and he should beat me, made me run away.</p>
<p>He called his three brothers and two other witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-19-off110 t17680907-19-cd106"/>. ++</p>
<p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-19-off110 t17680907-19-crimeloc107"/> when these things were lost; I had a fit of sickness, and was delirious a good while, and in the mean time I was robbed; I began to come about again in February, then I missed them; I had no body in the house but the prisoner, she had been my
<rs id="t17680907-19-deflabel108" type="occupation">servant</rs>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-19-person205 t17680907-19-deflabel108"/> about five months, she left my service about the 21st or 22d of February.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge her?</p>
<p>M. Beaumont. She fetched some of these things from the pawnbroker's last Wednesday, I did not find her till then; I missed the things mentioned in the indictment, but was carried away to the hospital before I found them; when I came out again I enquired as well as I could, and the prisoner owned she had carried some of them to the pawnbroker's.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been out of the hospital?</p>
<p>M. Beaumont. I have been out seven weeks last Thursday.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-19-person209" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-19-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Baldwin's-gardens; this tea-kettle (produced in court) was pawned with me last October, I cannot positively say it was brought by the prisoner; the constable and she came last Wednesday, she asked for the kettle, and I went with it to Sir
<persName id="t17680907-19-person210"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17680907-19-person210" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's with them; the prisoner said another woman pledged it, and that she came along with her, (deposed to by prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-19-person211"> Mary Chapman
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<interp inst="t17680907-19-person211" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-19-person211" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Belton-street. On the 16th of June the prisoner pledged a silk cardinal with me, (pro duced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-19-person212"> George Brown
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<interp inst="t17680907-19-person212" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-19-person212" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner pledged with me two aprons and a napkin on the 7th of November, (produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am full seven months gone with child, and have a young child but fifteen months old; my husband is a gentleman's servant, and was then out of place; I ask mercy of my mistress and the court.</p>
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<p>(M.) She was a second time indicted for
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<p>
<persName id="t17680907-19-person215"> Esther Read
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-19-off110 t17680907-19-crimeloc112"/>; some of the things mentioned in the indictment were lost a month ago, and some last week; I found them all at the pawnbrokers, the prisoner lodged with me 10 or 11 weeks.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-19-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a pawnbroker, produced a punch-bowl, a sheet, and a blanket, pawned by the prisoner, and
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I pawned the things with intent to fetch them out again; I had not quitted my lodgings, and my husband was obliged to go out of town with his master at the time.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-20-victim222 t17680907-20-viclabel117"/>; we keep two different shops, I a watch-maker's shop and my wife a chandler's shop; the prisoner came into my house and asked my daughter if we sold watches; my daughter rang the bell, I came down stairs; the prisoner said, your servant. Mr. More; I said, your servant; I never saw him before in my life: pray, said he, do you make watches and sell watches; I said, yes; said he, pray what might I have a good one for; I said five guineas, six guineas, or four guineas; he said, pray have you got a good second-hand watch; I said, yes, I believe I have; I went
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070013"/> out of the chandler's shop through the kitchen into my watch-making shop, and took a second-hand watch and brought it out in my hand to him, and desired him to step backwards and I would shew him one; I asked him who recommended him to me, as he had my name so pat; he said it was a dyer in Fashion-street, but I did not ask his name; I asked him where he lived, he told me he lived in Bishopsgate-street, I think he said at an oil shop; then I shewed him the watch, he looked at it, and asked me the price; I told him two guineas and a half; said he, is that the very lowest; I said it was; said he, will it go well if I have it, and clapped it to his ear; I told him it would go very well, and as he was recommended, here is another 10 s. worse, you may have that if you will, but I put the best into your hand, and that watch that I would not recommend I hung up again; said he, use me well, because if you do I shall want another for a brother I have in the country, and if you use me well I shall come to you for another; then he said, I tell you what, have you got some silver chains or silk strings; no, said I, I don't much deal in them, but I believe I have got one; he looked into a glass-case, there hung some ladies chains, and also several watches; said he, let me look at some of them chains that hang there; I told him they were ladies chains; I had got a silver chain in my bureau, which I turned myself, and unlocked and shewed it him, and told him the price of it was 7 s. 6 d. he said he did not like it, it did not make shew enough. In the same drawer I had two or three steel chains which I had not thought of, I shewed him them; he looked at this chain, (producing a steel one) and asked the price; I told him 18 d. said he, I tell you what, as I did not beat you down in the price of the watch you shall give me the chain in, and besides I shall buy one for my brother, I may be a better customer to you; said I, I will not stand with you for that, you shall have it; said he, I tell you what, put the watch by for me, I did not think of buying a watch when I came out, so have forgot to put some money in my pocket; I took the watch and chain out of his hand, and laid the chain on the board and the watch by it, it had only a catgut string to it; there they lay for some space; he did not speak nor I did not speak; I wanted to go about my business up stairs, I was ashamed to bid him go away, as he said he would come again, I thinking him a customer; he stood close to my elbow; I turned round to go away, thinking he would follow me then to be sure; he did follow me out of my watch-maker's shop into my kitchen, in a little space where I stopped to let him pass by me to go out; at going out he said, Mr. More, be sure you keep the watch for me; yes, yes, said I, you may be sure of it; I then went up stairs, and was gone up I believe about ten minutes; my daughter was cutting bread and butter for tea; when he went out, she rang the bell for me to come down to tea; I came down and stepped into my watch-maker's shop again, there lay the chain upon the board as before, and the watch was gone; I said to my daughter, this rogue has stole the watch; no body had been in the shop but myself and he, and he was the last person out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get your watch again?</p>
<p>More. No, I never did, I advertised it.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first see the prisoner afterwards?</p>
<p>More. That was on the 13th, he came first on the 11th of August; on the 13th he went by the door in another dress; I was in the kitchen, I saw the side of his face, I ran out to see if it was the same man; I said, young man, pray come back, I want to speak with you; said I, you stole the watch, he denied it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not pull off his hat to you?</p>
<p>More. No, he was gone by my door.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>More. This was about half an hour after one o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was this watch in order?</p>
<p>More. It was quite in order, I had lent it to several gentlemen to wear.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not name the name of the person where he lived?</p>
<p>More. No, he did not, I never asked him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say who he worked for?</p>
<p>More. No, he said it was a dyer that recommended him.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you up stairs before you came down?</p>
<p>More. I believe I might be up stairs about ten minutes, much about that time.</p>
<p>Q. Was your house-door open?</p>
<p>More. It was.</p>
<p>Q. When did you advertise the watch, before or after he was taken?</p>
<p>More. After he was taken; as he denied having it I thought I might meet with it at some pawnbroker's.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a watch in his pocket when you stopped him?</p>
<p>More. He had, which he said he had bargained for with some shop-made.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070014"/>Q. Do you know the name and number of the watch?</p>
<p>More. I know the name of it.</p>
<p>Q. Was there not a proposal about paying the money for the watch by none of your family?</p>
<p>More. There was none made as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you make an offer of what you would do it the watch was paid for?</p>
<p>More. No, I never did to any body, I never spoke to no body about it as I know of.</p>
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<persName id="t17680907-20-person224"> Sarah Cope
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person224" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. More, I am his daughter-in-law, my mother keeps a chandler's shop, and I attend it when she is not in the way; I was in the chandler's shop, the prisoner came in and asked me if I sold watches, this was on Thursday the 11th of August; I said, yes, Sir; I rang the bell for my father; the prisoner asked me what my master's name was, I said More; when my father came down the prisoner said, your servant, Mr. More, do you make watches or sell watches; my father went into his shop and said, yes; he came out and asked the prisoner to step backwards with him in the work-shop; my father went in first and he followed him, and I went into the kitchen to cut bread and butter for tea; the shop lies on one side of the kitchen, we go through the kitchen into the shop, I sat opposite the shop-door; I saw my father come out and the prisoner follow him, and went away; my father went up stairs, and came down again in five or ten minutes, it may be more or less I cannot say, I had rang the bell for him to come to tea; I never removed from my seat till I rang the bell, and nobody was in the kitchen but myself.</p>
<p>Q. Whether any body could be in the workshop between the time of your father and the prisoner coming out of it, and the time of your father coming down stairs again upon your ringing the bell?</p>
<p>S. Cope. No, Sir; when my father came down he went into the work-shop as he always does; he came out again, and said the man had stole the watch; I said, I wondered he should come out and leave the man to follow him; he said he could not bid the man go out.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Is not Mr. More's name over his door?</p>
<p>S. Cope. There is a board describing his trade, but there is not his name upon it.</p>
<p>Q. How is the chandler's shop situated?</p>
<p>S. Cope. That is at the corner of Crown-alley, Moorfields, and no body can go out of the chandler's shop to the shop where the watches are kept without coming through the kitchen, and I sat with my face to the watchmaker's shop-door; they are two different shops, two different houses, the door that goes into the watchmaker's shop is very seldom open, it is generally bolted and locked.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There is a door-way cut through a party wall.</p>
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<persName id="t17680907-20-person225"> James March
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When the prisoner was taken up he was taken to a public-house; there were some gentlemen there said, if he had the watch he had better deliver it again, or he would get into trouble; they asked him what countryman he was, he said from Leeds; I observed he had a watch in his pocket; he said he had it of a shop-mate the day before, and that he had it to try how it would go against Mr. More's.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he intended to go to Mr. More's again?</p>
<p>March. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I went to Mr. More's house; he wanted me to give him two guineas and a half for the watch, and he would say nothing about it.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-20-person226"> James Edmonds
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an accomptant, I settle accounts for merchants and trades-people; I was before the magistrate when the prisoner was charged with stealing a watch; I was with Mr. Debarty a searlet dyer, for whom I do business in Spitalfields, he was acquainted by a person sent by the prisoner, that he had been before Sir
<persName id="t17680907-20-person227"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> accused with stealing a watch; Mr. Debarty desired I would go and enquire into the matter; knowing this young man's character was so fair, it was impossible he should be guilty, I went to Sir
<persName id="t17680907-20-person228"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; he was committed on Sunday the 14th of August; I went to him in prison to desire him to confess, he declared solemnly he had not taken any; he told me the prosecutor and his wife and daughter had endeavoured to get him to give two guineas and a half to them to let him go, and his not complying with it they sent for a constable, and brought the constable into the house, and the constable had taken him into an alehouse where Mr. More and several of his friends were together drinking, and they wanted him to give him that money; he told me all this in the presence of Mr. Resback; I have known the young man ever since he worked for Mr. Debarty, which was from the 9th of May; he came from Leeds in Yorkshire, he has behaved extremely sober, honest, and diligent; he lodges with Mr. Resback; I was before Sir
<persName id="t17680907-20-person229"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on his re-examination, the prosecutor said he could not
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070015"/> swear the prisoner had stole the watch; to the best of my recollection he mentioned it three times.</p>
<p>Court. He does not swear it now.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-20-person230"> William Resback
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> The prisoner has lodged with me ever since he came to town within two or three nights.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Resback. I am a stay-maker, and live in Norton Falgate. I was with Mr. Edmonds on the 14th of August; Mr. Edmonds said to the prosecutor, what a cruel man you must be in depriving and keeping the young man confined so long, in keeping him from sending for any of his friends; Mr. More's answer was, he thought himself not at all to blame in this matter, but more his friend, for he wanted him to pay for the watch, that his friends might not know any thing of the matter.</p>
<p>Q. Was this before or after the prisoner was committed?</p>
<p>Resback. He was committed before this conversation.</p>
<p>Edmonds. He refused him even pen, ink, and paper, I mean that he would not suffer him to send for his friends, on the Saturday night when he was taken into custody about five o'clock, and was kept at a public house.</p>
<p>Resback. Mr. More said there were several friends wanted to get him to pay for it; I was before Sir
<persName id="t17680907-20-person231"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on the second examination, on the Wednesday after; Mr. More said upon his oath he could not say he stole the watch; Mr. More owned there the young man did tell him where he lived, and that it was at an oil-shop, when he first went to cheapen the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Mr. More say he said the oil-shop was?</p>
<p>Resback. He said at an oil shop in Cheapside.</p>
<p>Edmonds. Mr. More acknowledged the young man told him he worked with Mr. Debarty in Spitalfields.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. More mention what time it was he told him that?</p>
<p>Edmonds. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Resback. When the young man came home on the Thursday night the 11th about five o'clock, he told me he had been to Mr. More to cheapen a watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say where Mr. More lived?</p>
<p>Resback. He had asked me whether I had any objection to his going to Mr. More to buy a watch; I asked him how he came to know Mr. More; he said there were golden letters over the door; I said I had no objection, I did not know Mr. More.</p>
<p>Q. What had you to do about his buying a watch?</p>
<p>Resback. Because he had a great necessity to buy one; he asked me the name first; I said, I believed the name was More, his name upon a sign, but not in golden letters.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Resback. This was on the Wednesday.</p>
<p>Q. Do you say his name was there, or did he tell you so?</p>
<p>Resback. He did not tell me, I knew it was there; the prisoner was just recovered from a fever, and the apothecary and his friends desired him to take a walk out into Moorfields, and he took a walk frequently two or three times a day.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Resback. He has a very deserving character as any man in the world, I never saw the fellow to him, he is a very diligent man; when he came in at the door he said, now I discharge you of calling me up in a morning, for I have bought a watch; I asked him if he had left any earnest for it; he said, no, but he had left word where he lodged.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-20-person232"> John Man
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Debarty; I have known the prisoner ever since he worked there; I lent him a watch upon trial on the 12th of August.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with him of his having cheapened a watch?</p>
<p>Man. No; he came to me on the Saturday and told me how she went, and said he had got money, or at least a line from his father for a watch; I told him he might keep her eight or ten days, and if he liked her we should agree for her; the price I told him was 35 s. I saw him in custody the Sunday following; she was taken from him by Sir
<persName id="t17680907-20-person233"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and delivered to Mr. More.</p>
<p>More. Here is your watch, (he delivered it to him.) Sir John ordered me to keep it and deliver it to the right owner.</p>
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<persName id="t17680907-20-person234"> William Debarty
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a scarlet dyer by business, I have known the prisoner from the 9th of May; when he came to work for me I had a letter of recommendation from out of the country; he is a very sober, industrious, diligent man as I ever had in my life.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-20-person235"> Henry Anson
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner's father and all his family several years, the prisoner has an extreme good character, very diligent in his business; his father is a dyer and clothier, a man
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070016"/> of property, he came up here to improve himself; his father gave me a 3 l. 12 s. piece for him, desiring I would give it his son to buy him a watch; I told him I had 3 l. 12 s. for him, and he might call for it when he pleased; on the Wednesday Mr. Debarty and I were at Sir
<persName id="t17680907-20-person236"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, there I heard Mr. More say, I do not swear that this man took the watch; the prisoner was coming to me for the 3 l. 12 s. that Saturday when he was stopped.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-20-person237"> Joseph Dennison
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a merchant, the prisoner came up with my brother from Leeds the beginning of May last; my brother recommended him to me as a clerk, and I had an intention to take him in as a clerk, but that I understood he came up to improve himself in the dyeing business.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-20-person238"> Joshua Ryder
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the Borough, and keep an upholstery warehouse; I came from Leeds, I have known him from a child, and since he has been in town he was always a very civil honest young man.</p>
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<persName id="t17680907-20-person239"> John Wilkinson
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Black-friars, I belong to the Custom-house, I am a Yorkshire-man, I have known him ever since he came to town, he brought a letter of recommendation to me as a very sober honest young man.</p>
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<persName id="t17680907-20-person240"> Robert Althwaite
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a rope-maker, I have known him nine years and a half, he has the character of a very sober industrious man.</p>
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<persName id="t17680907-20-person241"> Henry Farrer
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<interp inst="t17680907-20-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a distant relation, I have known him from a child; he is a very well-behaved industrious man.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-21-off119 t17680907-21-victim246"/> </persName> . My husband is a smith, we live at Hyde-park-corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> till he came with an execution against me; I had had a little quarrel about selling fruit, my husband served a writ upon
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; they kicked down my fruit, after that my husband dropped it; then they got an execution for the cost, and Taylor brought it, one Hart a Jew came with him, and one Smith a plaisterer, Taylor's follower; they came between eight and nine in the evening; Smith came in first for a halfpenny roll, I was ill in bed with an ague; after that I had locked the door, then Taylor came to the window, and said Mrs. Wingate, and said, how came you to say Mr. Hounslow had got an execution against your husband; I said, I did not say any such thing; then he said, come hither, my dear, and he took hold of my finger, I have an on against you, open the door; Hart got window; I was taken out to Taylor, he to prisoner, and had me to the Queen's Head Head, there they all went and drank one pot of beer; there was a coachman that Taylor, he took the coach, and I was to be to goal, but instead of that I was carried to Taylor's spunging-house; the coach stopped at one corner of Charlotte-street, Taylor was allowed the coach with me; he had behaved very rude with me in the coach, I got out when it stopped told him I would not be served so; he said, if spoke two words he would carry me to goal immediately; there he discharged the coach, and took me by the arm, pretending to go to his house in Colvill-court, near Tottenham-court road; instead of that he took me into
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-21-off119 t17680907-21-crimeloc123"/>, near Dr. Whitefield's tabernacle, it was very dark, and about eleven o'clock; there he would be concerned with me, and it was against my will; I cried out, no help came, and I begged of him to let me alone, as I was very ill, and strove to the uttermost of my power against him (she proved both penetration and emission;) after this he had me home to his house, I saw no body there but the girl that let me in; my niece brought some money, and Had got some, so I was let out the next day, and as soon as I got home I went to Sir John Fielding's for a warrant.</p>
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<persName id="t17680907-21-person250"> Mary Parker
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person250" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Mrs. Wingate is my aunt; they came and took her out, she desired me to come to her; I went to her the next morning, about nine, at the prisoner's house, I brought a guinea and a half; and after that I went and pawned a ring, and paid the money 1 l. 18 s. 6 d. and took her out.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t17680907-21-person251"> William Hawthorn
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, I served the warrant on the prisoner; I said to her, when she brought the warrant, God bless me, is this
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<persName id="t17680907-21-person253"> Samuel Smith
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person254" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's assistant, the warrant was against her and her husband for a debt; we took her to the Queen's Head in Piccadilly in a coach, I went in the coach with her and Taylor, and Hart was upon the coach-box; when they got out of the coach, I went with them to Taylor's door, Mrs. Taylor let them in.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the coachman that drove them, there were four or five in company; Smith, the woman and Taylor were in the coach, and Hart rode on the box along with me; I set them down according to agreement, at the Queen's Head, Piccadilly; I heard no complaint or crying in the coach, good, bad, nor indifferent.</p>
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<persName id="t17680907-21-person257"> Margaret Weston
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<p>
<persName id="t17680907-21-person258"> Elizabeth Francis
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person258" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was at Taylor's house at the time Wingate was there, Mrs. Taylor let her in, it was about eleven o'clock, she made no complaint of having been ill used.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-21-person259"> Thomas Goodwin
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Golden Lion, Dean-street, Soho; I went to be bail for Mr. Taylor to Sir
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; Mrs. Wingate said to me, she did not desire to hurt him, and bid me go to try to make it up; I went over, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor said they would have nothing to do with it.</p>
<p>Mr. Perry. I was with Goodwin (he confirmed his account.)</p>
<p>Mr. Denton. I happened to be at the Blakeney's Head when this man was brought there; I was informed the woman was willing to make it up for five guineas; I went to her, and called her out, and said, will no less than five guineas do; she said, I will take no less than five guineas; said I, putting my hand to my pocket, if two guineas will do I will give it you; she said, I will take no less than five; I did this on purpose to try her; Taylor said he would not give her a farthing, and begged he might go back to Tothil-fields Bridewell till he found out the coachman; Sir John advised to print hand-bills, which was done, by which means the coachman was found.</p>
<p>Langsdale. I had this hand-bill delivered to me about a fortnight ago (producing one.)</p>
<p>
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<p>William Street. I am Park-keeper at Hyde-park,
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<interp inst="t17680907-21-person264" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> is a very troublesome woman, she is such a sort of a woman that I am afraid the jury ought not to believe upon oath.</p>
<p>Q. Are the sheds at Hyde-park-corner your property?</p>
<p>Street. They are, I lett them.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you some pique against her on the account of your tenants and she quarrelling.</p>
<p>Street. I have no malice at all against her, if she would but behave quietly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-22-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Great Bell alley in Coleman-street; on the 23d of July, about two in the morning, I was coming home from spending the evening with some friends in Lawrence-lane; when I got out at the door I found I had lost my legs pretty much, I staggered very much; when I got into
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680907-22-off126 t17680907-22-crimeloc128"/> I saw the watchman on his stand by our corner; I saw two women within about three doors of mine, the prisoner was one, and
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<interp inst="t17680907-22-person270" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the other; she accosted me in this manner, Sir, I will see you home; in answer to that I said, d - n you, I am at home, I want none of your assistance; said she, but, Sir, you will fall down, let me take hold of your arm; accordingly she did, I was then within about three doors of my own; when I came to my door I had the key in my pocket, I took it out, and unlocked the door; when I had done that, I could not get from her, without coming round her; there is a balluster that faces the street-door that goes up the stairs, she propped me up against them; my wife was awake in bed up one pair of stairs, and had left the chamber-door open for my coming in; she not hearing me shut the door, imagined I was a little overtaken in liquor, and that some neighbour had come to see me home; she clapped on her petticoats to see who it was; she called, who is there; I said, I do not know, it is some d - d whore, I do not know who; the prisoner's companion, who is here an evidence, stood on the outside the door; she seeing my wife, made off immediately; my wife came down, and clapped her hand on the prisoner's shoulder, then she ran off; I then put my hand to my pocket, and said, d - n the b - h, she has got my watch; my wife said, do not go after her, you will fall down; I ran, but had not ran above five or six yards before I fell down, and hurt my hand and my nose; in the morning when I got up, I told the constable of the affair, I said there was no soul in the alley but the two women, and who they were I could not tell; I said, if you enquire of the watchman at the corner, he saw me cross the way, may be he may know the women; the constable took the prisoner on the Sunday, I knew her face again, having seen her before in this place.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070018"/>Q. Are you sure you had your watch about you at the time?</p>
<p>Appleton. I took it out of my pocket just before I came out of the house in Lawrence-lane, it was then just two o'clock; I put it in again, and no body came near me; as I came along all was still and quiet, till I saw these two women; I did not feel when it went from me, I cannot judge at what particular moment it was taken.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-22-person271"> Mary Brown
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<interp inst="t17680907-22-person271" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was once in trouble with the prisoner at the bar; that night I was going down the Old Jewry, the prisoner turned down the same; I asked her where she lived; she said, in Tenter-alley; she asked me if I was going home; I said, yes; she said, cannot you go my way; in going a little about, we came down Coleman-street together, we saw this gentleman cross the way to Bell-alley, I believe it was then betwixt one and two o'clock, he was a little in liquor; she said, there is a gentleman, I will go after him; she went after him, and said, come, Polly, will you follow me, which I did; she took hold of him, and said, shall I go in with you; what answer he made I cannot tell, I was at a distance; he put his hand to his right-hand pocket, and unlocked the door, and went in, and she after him; I went and stood at the door; I heard the gentleman's spouse call from the top of the stairs, and say, my dear, you are in liquor I believe; I cannot say what he said in answer; in some minutes after the gentlewoman came down, and catched hold of the prisoner; she cried out, and ran away.</p>
<p>Appleton. I believe she cried out murder.</p>
<p>M. Brown. Then I ran away, I was making off towards my own house, the prisoner came after me, and said, take hold; I said, of what, I perceived it was a watch.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she overtake you?</p>
<p>M. Brown. I ran first, she overtook me a little before I came to Little Bell-alley, I refused taking it several times; at last she gave it into my hand, I told her I was frighted; she said, take it, and go off; I took it; she bid me take it home to my room, I gave it to her directly.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a chain to it?</p>
<p>M. Brown. I do not know whether there was or not, it was a large watch; she asked me where I lived; I told her at Mr. Simpkins's, in Three Tun alley; we parted, she came to me in my room at nine that morning, and asked me if I knew where to pawn or sell the watch; she had it with her then; I said, I did not know where; she said, if I did not know she did, and went away, and took the watch with her: between five and six o'clock that evening, knowing me to be low in the world, she took me with her, and left me at an acquaintance's house in Whitechapel for above three hours before ever I saw her; when she came she said, never be dead-hearted, for I will give you something to make you recompence, because I have known you a great while; she gave me 5 s. of the money, but she took some of it back again; we had some liquor, I had about 4 s. 6 d.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you and she known one another?</p>
<p>M. Brown. I have known her a great while in the streets, for five or six years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her take the watch?</p>
<p>M. Brown. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-22-person272" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Mansfield-street, Goodman's-fields, I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner at the bar came on the 23d of July, between twelve and one, and pledged this watch with me (producing a large silver watch)</p>
<p>Appleton. This is my watch which I lost that night, I have had it years, it was my father's before me.</p>
<p>Watson. My wife and I were sitting behind the counter, she asked a guinea upon it; she said it was her husband's, we let her have a guinea upon it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Watson. I might have seen her backwards and forwards in the streets before.</p>
<p>Q. to Brown. What did the prisoner give you that money for?</p>
<p>M. Brown. Because I was in distress, and I had relieved her when she has been in trouble.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-22-person273" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable, as soon as I had found the two prisoners they were in the Round house; the evidence passed one of my watchmen, he knowing her we took her in custody, and she gave information of
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<interp inst="t17680907-22-person274" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the prisoner; when I went into her room, she asked me what I wanted, she was going out; I told her I came to prevent her journey; she said she had a watch, and had pawned it for a guinea, but did not know whose it was; she said the prosecutor should have it, if he would make it appear it was his property; I took her to my house, and sent for Mr. Appleton; when he came I told him there were two prisoners that had told me of the watch, and I believed he might have it again; upon which he said, if he had it again, he did not want to prosecute, but as it was an old family watch he did not chuse to lose it.</p>
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<p>I did pick up this gentleman, and I went into the house with him; the woman tore my handkerchief and hat off, and when I got out at the door she threw them after me; I stooped to pick them up, and said to the young woman at the door, hold my hat while I put my handkerchief on; after that I put my hat on; I kicked the gentleman's watch before me, and broke the glass; I stooped and picked it up; I got a glass, and went and pawned it for a guinea; I have used that pawnbroker's house these seven years, I no more robbed the gentleman of his watch than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Appleton. The prisoner owned she picked my pocket of it at Mr. Melvil's the constable, and said she hoped I would forgive her, and not prosecute her, and I should have the watch again, and she would go down on her knees.</p>
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<p>See her tried by the name of Mary Cluse, No 98, in Sir
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<p>James Brooks I live in the Strand (eight volumes of Swift's works, and seven volumes of Collins's Peerage of England, produced in court, and deposed to by prosecutor;) the prisoner brought Swift's works on Saturday the 6th of August, and pledged them for half a guinea; and on Monday the 8th he brought Collins's Peerage; I questioned him how he came by them, he did not give me a satisfactory account, but after a good deal of talk he permitted me to go with him to what he called his chambers in the Temple; he with a key opened the door, I saw over the door the name Tindal; upon that I said to him, you gave me a different name than this; his answer was, that the gentleman who lived there before he had the chambers was of that name; he farther intreated me to go in and be satisfied, but I told him I was quite satisfied they were not his chambers; I went down stairs, and at the bottom of the stairs is a periwig maker's shop; I went in there, and enquired if Mr. Tindal had chambers there; the person told me he had, and that he believed he was then at Bristol; I went immediately home, and by that time the prisoner was got to my shop, I taxed him very closely with stealing the books; upon that he opened the door, and out he ran; I jumped over the counter, and ran after him, and brought him back, and had him before Sir
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-23-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Fleet-street; on the 5th of August the prisoner pledged with me three books of Dr. Sherlock's Sermons (produced in court, and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680907-23-person286"> Hugh Davidson
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<interp inst="t17680907-23-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Fleet-street, the prisoner pledged with me six volumes of Dryden's works for 40 s. in the name of
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<interp inst="t17680907-23-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; he told me he had chambers in the Temple (produced in court, and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was hired a servant; four days after that my master went into the country, I contracted several debts, I had a letter from my master that he would be in town in a little time; I was obliged to pledge these, but expected when my master came to town to get them again; I have a wife and two children.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-23-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner between nine and ten years, I never heard nothing in regard to his character before now; he was along with me at the reduction of Belleifle and taking of Quebec; I was a serjeant of marines, I now belong to the militia, and so does he.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176809070020"/> wad of hay in the bung-hole of one of them; under that lay a wrapper with pimento in it, not tied up; I went and stood at a little distance, and saw the prisoner walking backwards and forwards; when he thought no person took notice of him, he went and took it up; then I went and took him with it in his hand, he had tied it up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-24-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sitting drinking a pot of beer upon the keys, I saw two men go up, and Ryan followed them; they had a parcel, I believe it was pimento; they soon came back again, and Ryan went to that apron under the cask with pimento in it; there were six or eight pounds of it when the prisoner was taken.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-24-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There were sixteen pounds wanting in that cask of pimento when we came to weigh it again; the parcel taken on the prisoner weighed eight pounds.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence</p>
<p>I was a little in liquor, coming along I happened to turn about and catch hold of it; I called to the watchman, and told him it was running out at the bung-hole; immediately they came and laid hold of me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-25-person298" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17680907-25-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mrs. Dalton. she keeps a shop in
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<p>Q. Was any thing said to him to induce him to confess?</p>
<p>Rayner. He was desired to tell what else he had done, which would be the only way to save himself; he confessed he had concealed a bag of tobacco in the stable; we went there and found a box and a bag, with each tobacco in them; the box weighed nine pounds, and the bag seventy-four pounds.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the affair.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-26-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am apprentice to Mr. Yates. The prisoner came into our shop between seven and eight in the morning on the 9th of August, and asked to see some stockings; we shewed him some, he did not like them; we went to shew him some more, and in the mean time I saw him putting two pair of silk stockings under his shirt sleeve, I saw a piece hang out; he then took and put them in his pocket; I went from behind the counter, and stood close by the shop-door; then he shewed the stockings on his legs, and desired some the colour of them; he was shewed some, he bid 6 s. 2 d. we told him we could not take it; then he asked to see some cotton knit caps, he bought one and paid for it, and was going out of the shop; I desired him to come back, he would not; I went out and called after him, he would not come back; he at last said he would come presently, then I went out to hi m; when he got to the top of the court he slipped away, and ran into another court; I called out, stop thief; he was stopped; he took out a pair of silk stockings and put them into my hand, and wanted to go about his business; said I, you must come back along with me; we took him into the shop and set him down; after he sat some time, he got up and walked to the end of the counter, and pulled out another pair of silk stockings, and wanted to lay them down upon the counter, and they were catched out of his hands; then we took him to the watch-house, (the stockings produced in court,) I know them to be my master's property.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-27-person308" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Petticoat-lane, and am an horner; the prisoner formerly did work for me, I gave him his lodging since; he went out early on Sunday the 21st of August, after which
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<interp inst="t17680907-27-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I met the prisoner about five o'clock on that sabbath morning; there was a large balk standing out in his pocket, I saw horns in it; I took thirty-six leaves from his left-hand pocket, and delivered them to the prosecutrix, I work for her, and he went away with the others; he was afterwards taken and carried before Sir
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<p>I found these leaves in the street almost by Harrow-alley.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor preferred a bill before the grand jury, without the knowledge of the other evidences, and it was throwed out, and they preferred this to save their recognizance, but could give no evidence of the fact.</p>
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<p>Q. What were the words Mr. Welch made use of, as near as you can recollect?</p>
<p>Stubbs. I think Mr. Welch very mildly said, if he had any correspondents in any other robbery he would do well to save himself, as he was a young man.</p>
<p>Q What did you understand was meant by that?</p>
<p>Stubbs. To turn evidence; the prisoner said he had none, and cried a good deal; at last he said he had been guilty of no other robbery; he was asked if he had any accomplices, or any body advised him to this; he said no body knew of it but one person; he was asked who that person was; he answered, it was Miss Jones; I know nothing of her, she was before Mr. Welch, she is a woman of the town; he was asked how he got into my house; he said he got in at a window, which I found open; he said he found one of the shutters open.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you did not understand the prisoner would have told you any thing of it, if Mr. Welch had not told him it was as a means to save his life?</p>
<p>Stubbs. I did understand at that time he expected I would not indict him capitally (which I have not;) Mr. Welch said, if he had any thing to say, no body should hear it, but he should go out of the room; he made no answer to it, but cried and said this woman had been the ruin of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-29-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was a watchman in May last, my stand was close up to Mr. Stubbs's house; on the 31st of May, between one and two in the morning, a man came out of his house, and said, watchman, please to let me light a bit of a candle; I said, yes, two, Sir, if you please; he light it, and went into the house again, and shut the door, it was but a youngish man, his clothes were loose, I cannot rightly tell how he was dressed, by his voice and his hair I think it was the prisoner at the bar; he spoke to me five or six times, I knew him again when I saw him before the Justice, I was sure he was the same.</p>
<p>Q. Was his hair particular from other peoples?</p>
<p>Griffiths. His hair stood up, it was frizzled by the sides of his face; after that he came out of Mr. Stubbs's house again, and said, watchman, can you tell me where I can get a bit of candle, my master is taken ill, and I do not know where to find a bit of candle in the house; I said, if you will take mine you are welcome to it; he had my
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>What they have swore is false.</p>
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<p>Elizabeth Green I was with Mr. Bushley when he was robbed, I know the tall prisoner Wright, he stood before me, he had a brown ragged coat on, corn-under the arm; they took nothing from me.</p>
<p>Paterson's defence.</p>
<p>My name is Wright, I have witnesses here to my character, I was at a house at the corner of Beech lane that night from nine till half an hour past twelve.</p>
<p>For Paterson.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680907-30-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a weaver, the prisoner did following weaving, he did work at Blackfriars bridge at times, I know no ill of him.</p>
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<p>Mace's defence.</p>
<p>I have some witnesses to call.</p>
<p>He called
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