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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol-Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX; HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY. On Wednesday the 5th, Thursday the 6th, Friday the 7th, and Saturday the 8th of APRIL, 1769.
<p>In the Ninth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fourth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>Sold by S. Bladon, at No. 28, in Pater-noster-Row.</p>
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<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>N. B. The * and ++ refer to the Judges before whom the Prisoners were tried. L.
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<p>216. (L.)
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<p>Wm Monksfield. I am servant to Mr. Everett. On the 7th of March, about three o'clock, I was in the warehouse at the desk, which is just behind the door. The door was open, and the cloth stood in a corner, so that the door prevented my seeing the cloth. I heard a foot come in and go out again, but did not see the person. I went out at the door, and then saw the prisoner with a piece of superfine crimson under his arm, about half a dozen yards from the door. I called and asked him what business he had with that cloth. He immediately turned round, and, seeing me, dropt the cloth, and ran. I called to a gentleman to stop him, which he did, and brought him to the warehouse door. I took up the cloth and brought it in. (Produced and deposed to.) He was near out of my sight.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Whether there was not a man came into the warehouse before?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050003"/>Monksfield. There was a man came in, and asked for one Mr. Switt. I told him I knew no such person, and he turned and went out again.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>That man asked me if I would earn a shilling. I was willing to earn it. He desired me to carry that piece of cloth to Bishopsgate-street, and delivered it to me, and said he would be there as soon as I. I took it under my arm, and when the gentleman called stop thief, I was afrighted, and throwed it down. I went along with him willingly, and the gentleman that delivered the cloth to me went another way.</p>
<p>Q. to Monksfield. How long before you saw the prisoner with the cloth was it that the other man came into the warehouse?</p>
<p>Monksfield. That man came into the warehouse I believe about ten minutes before I saw the prisoner.</p>
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<p>217. (L.)
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<p>At the request of the prisoner the witnesses were examined apart.</p>
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<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Hodgkin. It was moonlight, but there was a lamp just behind me. I am certain the prisoner is the man. I gave several gentlemen the descriptions of him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make use of any other words?</p>
<p>Hodgkin. He said, Make haste. When he went off, he went up an alley by a Romish chapel; I believe it is. I went down Virginia-street, and met some gentlemen in the center of it. I said, Gentlemen, I have been robbed Said one of them, I have been robbed of four shillings and a watch. I was at the taking of the prisoner at New Ragfair on the Sunday following.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get your watch again?</p>
<p>Hodgkin. I saw it again at the Justice's: the seal and a silver cap were taken off. Mr. Tyrawley sent me word he believed he had my watch. I had before told him I had been robbed of it.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. How could you know me in the dark with other clothes on?</p>
<p>Hodgkin. I had described his face, as being wide on his cheek bones, and a thin, meager face downwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-2-person43" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the Saturday morning Mr. Hodgkin came to my house; I not being at home, he came again in the afternoon. He said, He knew I was a man of spirit, and desired I would go with him, and help to take a man that had robbed him of his watch and six or seven shillings, and nine guineas; saying, He had heard where the man was. He described the man, and his clothes he had on when he robbed him. He said he had on a blue surtout coat with a cape on it, a red waistcoat, his own hair, and a black neckcloth about his neck: his face very broad over the upper part, but very thin downwards. I went with him into several houses till ten at night, but could see nothing of him. On the Sunday morning it was my turn to find a minister for Wapping church. When I was in church, a person brought me word they knew where to find the highwayman. I went out to Mr. Hodgkin and asked him if he had any arms. He fetched a pair of pistols. I loaded one, and, I believe he did the other. We had heard the prisoner was a very desperate fellow, and always went with his hand in his pocket armed. We went to a house in a little court in Parrot-Alley; we lifted up the latch, and the door opened. The watchman pointed to me, as much as to say he was in such a room. I set my shoulder to the room door, and forced it open. I had my pistol in my left hand, and this instrument in my right. (Producing an instrument made of lignumvita, something in the nature of a stail, the handle about ten or twelve inches long. The other about eight, loaded with lead on the inside, fastened together with a strong silk cord.) This I made to carry in my pocket to defend myself against the cole-heavers. There was the prisoner sitting by the fire. I went up to him, and said, If you
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050004"/> stir, I'll blow your brains out. Mr. Hodgkin came up, and said, This is the man. The watchmen searched him. I saw two silver watches taken from him, but none of them were Mr. Hodgkin's.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The door was standing wide open, there was no latch to it.</p>
<p>Lacon. I tried it with my hand, and found it fast. I burst it open with my shoulder. We found some pistol-bullets in the house, and a blue surtout coat lying in a chest, which the prosecutor said was the coat the prisoner had on when he robbed him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-2-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Wapping. I was headbrough. On the 19th of March, in the morning, the beadle came to me at the church, and told me I must come to take a highwayman. I went with Mr. Hodgkin and others to this house joining to Parrot-Alley, in East Smithfield. I knew the man by the description Mr. Hodgkin had given of him. Mr. Lacon put the pistol to his breast, and said, He was a dead man if he moved. I took hold of one arm, and the beadle searched him for firearms; he found a watch upon him, and I found another in his right hand pocket. The watch that I found is claimed by Mr. Wood, who, upon hearing the man was taken, came to my house with his pocket-book, in which were the marks of his watch. It appeared to be his. We found some bullets in a chest in the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-2-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am beadle. On the 18th of March, I was informed this man, by the description of him, had robbed Mr. Hodgkin. Mr. Lacon and I went with Mr. Hodgkin to help to take him, but could not find him. The next morning I was told, as I was going to church, that a watchman had seen the thief go into a house where we were informed he lodged. I went and told Mr. Hodgkin; then we went to the house, and found the prisoner and a woman sitting by the fire. Mr. Lacon held a pistol, and ordered him to surrender. Then we searched him. I took a watch out of his pocket ( Produced in court); it belongs to a person in Newgate-street. I found ten leaden bullets in a box in the same room. (Produced in court.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-2-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th of last month the prisoner at the bar came to me, betwixt three and four in the afternoon, with this watch. ( Produced in court.) I stopped it. Mr. Hodgkin came in the morning, and told me he had been robbed of a silver watch and nine guineas. ( Note, the guineas were not laid in the indictment.)</p>
<p>Hodgkin. This is the watch I was robbed of by the prisoner ( holding it in his hand.) It is No. 272,
<persName id="t17690405-2-person47"> Tho Green
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<interp inst="t17690405-2-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the maker. Here is a paper cut in the shape of a heart in it, which was in it when I lost it. It had then a silver cap on it, but that has since been taken off.</p>
<p>Tyrawley. The prisoner was twice in my shop; the first thing he brought was a gold shank of a seal. He asked me whether it was gold, saying, he bought it for fifteen shillings at Portsmouth, and was afraid he had been cheated. I got a light, and took off the impression of the seal. I did not stop it, but told him if he would carry it to a gentleman, he would tell him whether it was gold or not (thinking to direct him to Mr. Hodgkin). He went away, and soon after coming again, he said he had sold the seal, and offered this watch to sale; then I stopped it. He went away. I sent my boy after him, who saw him go into a public house. Then I sent for Mr. Hodgkin, and showed him the impression of the seal; he said it was his, and he described the watch. The next day the prisoner was taken. (The impression of the seal produced.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is from my seal. It is my family coat of arms.</p>
<p>Q. to Tyrawley. How was the prisoner dressed when he came to you?</p>
<p>Tyrawley. He had on a red waistcoat, and a blue surtout coat.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner was the same man?</p>
<p>Tyrawley. I am certain he is the same man. I could single him out from a great number of persons.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It is impossible I could rob these two men just at eleven o'clock. They would both have swore it before Justice Scott, and he would not give them their oaths.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Eliz. Dison. I live in East-Smithfield. I sell fish about the streets. The prisoner was a shipmate of my husband's on board the Harlequin. On the 16th of March I met him very much in liquor. I took him to my house, and put him to bed between eight and nine in the evening along with a girls and they went out about nine the next morning.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050005"/>Q. By what do you know it was the 16th of March?</p>
<p>E. Dison. I left my husband on the 14th, he is gone to Greenland in the Weymouth, and came up on the Tuesday from Gravesend, and this was but two days after.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-2-person48" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I wind silk, and live in Shadwell. I lodge with a woman and her daughter, named Bowers. I know the prisoner is a very honest man.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Broadwater. I have known him about four months. He came to me about half an hour after seven o'clock on the 16th of March, and took me to East-Smithfield to this woman's house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know this woman before?</p>
<p>Broadwater. No, I did not; but she knew me. She locked us into her room, and went out. I staid there with him till eight or nine o'clock the next day: we both went out together.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the prisoner that night, about eleven o'clock?</p>
<p>Broadwater. He was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any watch he had?</p>
<p>Broadwater. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Was you with him when he was taken up?</p>
<p>Broadwater. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know it was the 16th of March?</p>
<p>Broadwater. Because I had a sister died in the Infirmary the day before in Whitechapel.</p>
<p>Q. When was she buried?</p>
<p>Broadwater. She was buried on the Saturday morning, at the Infirmary.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-2-person49" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a single woman, and live in East-Smithfield. On the 16th of March I was coming to the house where the prisoner lay, which is facing the Shovel in East-Smithfield. When I came there, I saw
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<interp inst="t17690405-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the prisoner, and that young woman in bed together in that house.</p>
<p>Q. What is that woman's name?</p>
<p>M. Michael. I do not know her name no farther than she is called Nancy.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>M. Michael. This was between ten and eleven at night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know this young woman before?</p>
<p>M. Michael. I had seen her before, but did not know her.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go into that room?</p>
<p>M. Michael. I went into the room to see Williams?</p>
<p>Q. How did you get into the room?</p>
<p>M. Michael. It is a lower room, and the door was open.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was this?</p>
<p>M. Michael. It was on a Thursday night.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know it was the 16th of March?</p>
<p>M. Michael. I know it by a particular thing, because my sister was not very well at that time.</p>
<p>Q. What is your sister's name?</p>
<p>M. Michael. Her name is
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<p>Lacon. This is the woman that was with the prisoner when we took him.</p>
<p>M. Michael. The prisoner had given me a shirt and a pair of stockings to wash, and he came for them, and this gentleman came and took him.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to have bullets in your room?</p>
<p>M. Michael. I saw no bullets in my room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner searched?</p>
<p>M. Michael. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing found upon him?</p>
<p>M. Michael. There were some watches found upon him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how he came by them watches?</p>
<p>M. Michael. No, I do not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-2-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am pretty positive I saw the prisoner on the 16th of March, about three quarters of an hour past eleven at night, near the place where the prosecutor was robbed.</p>
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<p>There were two other indictments against him; one for robbing Mr. Wood, and the other a single felony.</p> </div1>
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<p>The pawnbrokers produced the goods, which the prosecutor deposed to. The prisoner in her defence said she did it through want.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-5-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an apprentice to Mr. Leach. I got up and found the prisoner in our shop, between three and four o'clock, on the 16th of March. I called for a watchman, and we took the prisoner to the Round-house. I found the two carcasses cut up, and packed up in a basket of my master's, ready to be taken away.</p>
<p>Q. Had that basket any meat in it over night?</p>
<p>Garner. No, it had not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The door was open. I had a fever and ague upon me, and got in there for shelter. I had not been in above two minutes before this boy came. There was nothing taken out of the shop.</p>
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<persName id="t17690405-6-person72"> Thomas Lacon
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-6-defend70 t17690405-6-deflabel34"/>. She had a very bad tongue, and I turned her away. After that I took her again, but she was still the same. Then I'turned her away again, having no suspicion of her dishonesty. About three months, ago a person came to me, and said, I had been greatly wronged by this Smith. I asked the person where she lived; she said with the prisoner. Said I, Have you had any quarrel with her? She said, Yes. Then I said, Go about your business. Some time after that another came and said the same. I bid her go about her business. After that I had some reason to believe she had not been honest. I went and got a search-warrant, and found a great many of my things, more than I have laid in the indictment; to the amount of 3 or 4 l. I am a turner by trade. (The things laid in the indictment produced in court.) Those are my property. I found them in the prisoner's lodgings: The prisoner owned she took them from me.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>222. (M.)
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<p>223. (M.)
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The person that I had it of is named
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-off50" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing eight yards of superfine woollen cloth, value 4 l. four yards of shaloon, value 4 s. and four yards of hair shag, value 8 s. </rs> the property of
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<p>Chamberlayne Goodwin. I live in Hoglane, Moorfields, and am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-9-victim95 t17690405-9-viclabel54"/>, in partnership with George Farmer and
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person96" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 24th of February, one Mrs. Brown came and asked If we had not lost some cloth. She said she had stopt some which was brought by a girl, which the girl said she had of
<persName id="t17690405-9-person97"> John Davis
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's wife. This was on the Friday; and on the Monday and on the Friday she brought it to our house, and the girl, who said she had it of
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's wife to carry to pawn. I then examined, and found I had lost several such things, that had failed in the dying.</p>
<p>Q. What is Davis?</p>
<p>Goodwin. Davis has worked for us many years. He did at this time. He was a lost-man, to look after the white goods that came in and fort them. I took him up, and in consequence of this, I found goods at several pawnbrokers. I found a remnant of shaloon at Mr. Marshalls's; and at Mr. Andrews's I found two remnants of scarlet hair shag, two remnants of Pompadour cloth, and a remnant of orange coloured shaloon; at
<persName id="t17690405-9-person99"> Esther Shorey
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person99" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's, in Paul's Alley, I found a remnant of Pompadour cloth; and at Mrs. Day's, in Play-House-Yard, Whitecross-street, I found two remnants of orange coloured shaloon, two remnants of black amen, and a remnant of scarlet hair shag; at Mrs. Dyson's I found a remnant of orange coloured shaloon; and at Mr. Alefounder's in Petticoat-lane, who had advertised things stopped, I found a remnant. These were our property. I suppose Davis stole them, because his wife, through the assistance of the girl, had disposed of them. I have inquired Andrews's character, and find it a very good one. The girl took me to his house, and asked for the things which she had pawned. He delivered them very readily without asking for any money.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-9-person100"> Elizabeth Taylor
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person100" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I received the things of Davis's wife, and pawned them by her order, and gave her the money.</p>
<p>Q. Did Davis ever send you with any?</p>
<p>E. Taylor. Davis was never by but once. She gave me the piece to pawn, and he was by when I came back with the money, and I gave it to him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he know what the money was for?</p>
<p>E. Taylor. Yes. His wife told him what it was for she told him she got me to carry that piece or shaloon. It was orange coloured shaloon, and I pawned it for half a crown.</p>
<p>Q. Is that here?</p>
<p>E. Taylor. No it is not. (The things found at Andrews's produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. to Goodwin. Had Davis's wife been used to come to your house?</p>
<p>Goodwin. I do not remember I ever saw her at our house. I do not know that I know her. After these things were found, Mr. Andrews brought some black amen and green amen to our house, when I talked with Davis about it; he said it was not that, but it was a darker cloth that he had taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a beadle. I took the things found at the pawnbrokers mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet with any difficulty at Andrews's when you went for the things?</p>
<p>Ellis. No, none at all. He produced them readily. He has a very good character.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-9-person102"> Ann Dyson
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person102" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-9-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The girl pledged four yards of shaloon to me.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-9-person103"> Sarah Barlow
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person103" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
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<persName id="t17690405-9-person104"> Elizabeth Taylor
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person104" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-9-person104" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> worked for me. Davis's wife sent for her. She returned to me, with some cloth in her lap, very fuddled. I insisted upon knowing what she had in her lap. She would not let me see till I got her into the kitchen. Then she pulled it out, and I stopt it; there were about two yards of it.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-9-person105"> Richard Mordant
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<interp inst="t17690405-9-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. There were four parcels of goods pawned with me by three different women. E. Taylor brought one piece, and wanted 16 s. upon it. I said it would not do for me, and made her take it back again. I cannot swear to any of the women that brought the four parcels. I turned several parcels back that Davis's wife brought.</p>
<p>Davis's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of them. If they were pawned by my wife, I was no ways privy to it.</p>
<p>Andrews's Defence.</p>
<p>That girl came to me under fictitious names. Two pieces were pawned in one day; one in the
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<p>E. Taylor. I carried some in the name of
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I gave the woman some things to pawn, to the value of 17 s. in Sept. last. I went to her, being near my time, and told her my husband had deserted me, and I was very much distressed for money, and said I must have some. She went out of the room and brought me a bundle of things, and said I must get what I could on them. When they brought me back, I came willingly. Though Mrs. Smith said she did not know me, I have known her between five and six years.</p>
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<p>227. (L.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-11-victim120 t17690405-11-viclabel67"/>, and live in Giltspur-street, and am in partnership with John and
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<interp inst="t17690405-11-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 22d of Feb. one of my partners told me we had been robbed. I went to view the warehouse, and found two rails sawed out, and that night I set a watch, but without any success. Then I applied to Sir
<persName id="t17690405-11-person123"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690405-11-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and ordered a reward of five guineas for a discovery. After that one Ackerley was taken and turned evidence. I know we lost five baskets of raisins.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-11-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> went together; he sawed two of the bars across and took them out, and then took five baskets of raisins out. That was at a warehouse in Giltspur-street. We took them to his lodging in Jacob's Court, Cow-Cross. Two of them were disposed of to Mrs. Lamb, and the other were disposed of without my knowledge. I was taken up the Sunday after the fact, which was on Tuesday morning.</p>
<p>Q. What are you by trade?</p>
<p>Ackerley. I am a perukemaker. This was the effect of intoxication with liquor. We were drinking together, and he proposed it to me.</p>
<p>Q. What business is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Ackerley. He worked in the crane at the keys.</p>
<p>Thomas Street. I keep the tap in New Prison, I was informed where the evidence was, and went and apprehended him. After that I found this basket in Davis's lodging in Jacob's Court, Cow-Cross. After that we took Davis in Long-lane, Smithfield, by the direction of the evidence. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Fleming. I do not swear to the basket, but have great reason to believe it is ours.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-11-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There were twenty baskets with raisins weighed the day before; they were put under the window where the bars were found cut. The next day I counted them, and there were no more than fifteen of them. Among the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050009"/> twenty I had observed one of the baskets to be of a different kind, and this is that very basket. I mentioned that at seeing it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the young man that is evidence against me. When I went into the room where the woman lived that I did cohabit with, I found him in bed with her. As to the raisins, I never saw them in my life. I was at Woolwich from the 26th of Feb. till I was taken up. I had a shilling a day allowed me to work the lighter up.</p>
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<p>228. (M.)
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<p>There being no evidence to confirm the evidence given by the accomplice Ackerley, she was
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<p>229. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-13-off73 t17690405-13-crimeloc75"/> on Easter Monday; it might want about a quarter of an hour of four o'clock; just at the time my Lord Mayor was coming to the Mansion-house from St. Bride's church. Mr. Pain tapt me on the shoulder and said, You have lost your handkerchief. I felt, and found it was gone. He had hold of the prisoner. He was taken to the Compter. He was searched, and a handkerchief found upon him, but not mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-13-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Between three and four o'clock I went from my house to St. Bride's church; a little before my Lord came out of the church I went along by the coach till I got to the corner of St. Paul's church yard, and saw the prisoner attempting to pick several pockets as I followed him to the Mansion-house. There, as the coach was turning, the people were pretty much on a crowd. The prosecutor's coat was unbuttoned. I saw the prisoner take a red and white, or purple handkerchief out of his right hand pocket. He wrapped it up, as if going to put it into his pocket. I hit the gentlemen on his shoulder, and said, You have lost your handkerchief; he felt, and said, I have. I said, This is the fellow that has got it. I took hold of him, searched him, and found two handkerchiefs upon him, which he said were his own. I asked him if there were marks on either of them; he said there were not; but we looked, and found the letter A upon a corner of one of them.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain you saw the prisoner take a handkerchief out of the prosecutor's pocket?</p>
<p>Pain. I saw him take it, as plain as I see your Lordship now.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a labouring man. I bought them two handkerchiefs of an old clothes woman in Holbourn. I never saw the gentleman with my eyes before they took hold of me.</p>
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<p>230. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-14-off78 t17690405-14-crimeloc80"/> on Easter Monday, but as the Bluecoat boys were coming to Cornhill there was such a mob that I could not get through. I stopt, and felt my pocket pulled back; I put my hand in, and felt my handkerchief was gone. Mr. Wood came up, and asked me if I had lost my handkerchief; I felt, and said I had. He said he saw that man take it, pointing to the prisoner; we secured him, and my handkerchief was found upon him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-14-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the Royal Exchange between eleven and twelve o'clock that day. I saw the prisoner put his hand to the prosecutor's left hand pocket. I said to the young man, Have you lost your handkerchief? he said he had; and that it was a blue and white one, marked with the letter M upon the corner. We laid hold of the prisoner, and took the handkerchief out of his pocket. (Produced and deposed to.) When we got him into the Compter, we found another upon him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I picked up the handkerchief from the ground. I sell oranges and lemons.</p>
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<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Wildman. This was about a quarter after one, as nigh as I can guess. The watchman and I went and looked up the passage where it was done, but I never saw her from that time till she was taken up. She must have taken it.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she had it?</p>
<p>Wildman. I am positive she must have it. I had it while I was talking to her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find it again?</p>
<p>Wildman. No.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Wildman. I am a coppersmith.</p>
<p>Q. Have you a wife?</p>
<p>Wildman. I have a wife and children, I had no concern with the prisoner, nor none I wanted. I might, if I had chose it.</p>
<p>Q. If you are an honest man, what business called you out at that time of the night?</p>
<p>Wildman. I can give a very good account where I had been.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Wildman. I was not disguised in liquor at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-15-person146" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As I was beating the hour one, this man and that woman at the bar came along arm in arm together by me. After I had beat the hour, and hung my lanthorn up in my stand, he came and asked me if I knew that woman that had been along with him. I said I did; we went to see for her, but could not find her.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner your servant?</p>
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<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Brough. He is about fourteen years old. His father has worked at my house thirty years. I should be glad to recommend him to mercy.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>233. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17690405-17-person159" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , said, she would go with me to New Prison, and, if it was her lodger, she would have no objection to my opening the trunk. I sealed up the drawer, and agreed to come to her the next morning to go with her; which I did. When she saw the prisoner, she said, That was the man. I asked him concerning the trunk at her house, he said he knew nothing of it, but that it was given him by a journeyman carpenter, whom he did not know where to find. I went back, and got a warrant from the bench of justices at St. Margaret's Hill, and opened the trunk, in the presence of Crisp the constable. I found in it three silver table spoons, two of them with crests, and one with no mark. The rings with the mottoes on them, and a bag of medals, such as I had lost. The medals I do not swear to, there may be others like them. I sealed them up in the bag.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Causton. He is a
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<p>Q. Was it light or dark then?</p>
<p>Sherry. It was very light. I found the house all open, which I had shut with my own hands. Two bolts were slipt back on the hall door. There were two silver salts, and three silver table spoons, and a tea spoon, all gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-17-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. (The medals and things mentioned in the indictment produced in court.) I saw these things taken out of the trunk, which was in a drawer in Mrs. Parker's house. (A small leather trunk produced.) This is the trunk. I had a locket produced to me by
<persName id="t17690405-17-person162"> Ann White
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<p>Prosecutor. The rings I know to be mine by the mottoes on them. There were a great many gold coins, none of which are found.</p>
<p>Sherry. I know this plate here to be my master the prosecutor's property.</p>
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<p>Crisp. The right name of the place is the Tenter, having, as is supposed, been a tenter ground.</p>
<p>Parker. The prisoner came and took a lodging of me. He came the 7th of March, and staid but eight nights. He brought this trunk in his hand, put it in a drawer, locked the drawer, and took the key with him. He behaved himself very civil with me. He had been gone to prison eight days before I heard of him; then Mr. Causton came to me, and I went with him to see the prisoner in New Prison, and found him to be the same that took the lodging of me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he deliver the key to you?</p>
<p>Parker. No, he did not, he said he had lost it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-17-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a lodger at Mrs. Walker's. The prosecutor got a smith, who opened the drawers. There was this little red trunk in it. In it was some medals and plate, and two or three lockets. I saw the prisoner give
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<interp inst="t17690405-17-person165" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> a locket at Mrs. Parker's. I think it was on the 8th of March. I saw her deliver it to Mr. Caustin, it had a large stone set in gold, and some writing upon it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have the fellow to it in the bag of medals. I am certain it is mine, the writing is when a relation of mine was born. It is Th. C. born 1st Feb. 1694-5.</p>
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<persName id="t17690405-17-person167"> Ann White
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the house being broke open. I had nothing but what was concealed in the box, and did not know what they were. The box was delivered to me by a young fellow, a carpenter. I know him vastly well; but do not know his name.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-17-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the sign of the Wheatsheaf, a public house: during the time he worked for Mr. Humphry's, he was paid at my house: he behaved very sober.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever see him with any medals?</p>
<p>Blackwell. No, I never did.</p>
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<p>234. (M.)
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<persName id="t17690405-18-person178"> James Robinson
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<interp inst="t17690405-18-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in White-Horse-Yard. On the 25th of March, in the evening, the prosecutor came and let me know he had lost the things mentioned. After that the prisoner came and offered two shammy skins, and said he had some dark canvas, or something of that sort. I desired him to bring that. When he was gone, I went and told the prosecutor; he came, and the prisoner was stopt when he came with the Russia drab.</p>
<p>Thomas Hall. On the 25th of March, the prisoner came with two skins and some Russia drab, and offered them to sale. I had had notice from the prosecutor, that he had lost such. I asked the prisoner the price; he asked 12 d. each for the skins, and 10 d. a yard for the Russia drab. I kept him longer than I should do, expecting the prosecutor. I slipt them behind the counter, and said I would stop him. He attempting to make his escape, I catched hold of the skirt of his coat, but he pulled it off, left that with me, and got away.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-18-person179"> Hannah Stanser
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<interp inst="t17690405-18-person179" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor. On the 25th of March, about seven in the evening, the prisoner and two men came to our shop, and asked for some blue stuff. I had none. It being dusk, I got a candle. They kept telling me to reach down goods. I feared the y were upon some bad design. The goods mentioned in the indictment were there when they came in, and when they went out they were gone. The prisoner went away first, and said to the other, I will go, and you will come to me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Two gentlemen came to my lodgings. I went with them. One of them said to me, he had got some things he wished I would dispose of for him; then he gave me the skins and drab. I took them, and went to sell them for him. I was not in the prosecutor's shop.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-18-person180"> William Madan
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<interp inst="t17690405-18-person180" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-18-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Rosemary-lane, and have known the prisoner five years. I look upon him to be an honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-18-person181"> Henry Jourday
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<interp inst="t17690405-18-person181" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-18-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a taylor. I have known him three years: he has worked with me, and behaved very honestly.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-18-person182"> James Tracy
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<interp inst="t17690405-18-person182" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-18-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a linen-draper, and live in Holbourn. I have known him two years. I never heard any thing bad of him.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-18-person183"> Ann Story
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<interp inst="t17690405-18-person183" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-18-person183" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live near the Seven Dials. I have known him four years. He has bore a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-18-person184"> John Mitchimer
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<interp inst="t17690405-18-person184" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-18-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him seven years. I always looked upon him to be an industrious man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-18-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the Minories. I have known him five years. He bears a good character. I have trusted him, and found him honest.</p>
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<p>235. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17690405-19-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. (He produced a blanket, a sheet, a looking glass, a saucepan, and a brass fender.) There I had lent about 7 s. upon. I took them in of the prisoner at the bar, at different times.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-19-person192"> John Dobery
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<interp inst="t17690405-19-person192" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-19-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Careless, a pawnbroker in Fox-court, Gray's-Inn lane. ( He produced a sheet, a tea-kettle, two flat irons, a frying pan, and a trevit.) These I had of the prisoner at the bar. They were pawned for about 6 s.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I swear to all these but the frying-pan.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not take these things with an intent to steal them; as summer was coming on, I thought of getting them again in a month's time. I am a taylor, and had had but a fortnight's work for three months.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<p>236. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-20-off110 t17690405-20-crimeloc113"/>. One Easter Monday my back shop was broke open, and I lost three coppers. I believe I lost four. I advertised a reward of two guineas for a discovery. On the Thursday following, at night, I heard a noise of somebody in a carpenter's shop, which is at the back of mine. I fired off two horse pistols and waited some time, and found every thing quiet. About two in the morning, I heard somebody call, Mr. Hopkins! Mr. Hopkins ! you have been robbed again! the thief is in the carpenter's shop, and here are two of your coppers dropt in the street. I came down and went into the yard. We surrounded the place. I went into a back place, and, under a form in a wash-house, I found the prisoner at the bar; he is my neighbour's apprentice. He was asked how long he had been there; he said, Ever since eleven o'clock. A neighbour of mine told him he saw him in Mr. Ewers's shop, a little before the coppers were found in the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the Friday morning I got up by three o'clock, and about a quarter after five I heard these coppers fall into Bedshire-street. I went to the door and saw them lying, they had been concealed between the carpenter's shop and the prosecutor's shop. There is a parapet wall behind, in which they might be concealed. After this I heard a noise in the carpenter's shop. I looked through the key hole, and saw the prisoner within that shop. I saw no more of him till after he was taken, and brought into the smith's shop where I work. It was me that alarmed Mr. Hopkins first.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person200"> William Morgan
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at work, blowing the fire up, when I heard a noise. I and my partner, the last witness, went out, and saw the coppers lying: we brought them into the shop. I saw the prisoner in the carpenter's shop; we knew him before, and it was daylight, so that we could see him, so as to know him. I went out into Denmark-street, that he should not go out that way. I got over two or three pales to get at him, and by that time I got there, he was taken.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person201"> Robert Accourt
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person201" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-20-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the rumbling of the coppers. I jumped out of bed and looked out at the window. I got my clothes on as soon as I could, and came down, and saw the prisoner in the carpenter's shop: I also saw the coppers in the street, but where they fell from I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I apprehend these coppers had been concealed between the carpenter's shop and a sugarbaker's shop, for an opportunity of fetching them away. We all imagine they fed from that place.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person202"> Edward Garret
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person202" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-20-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Hopkins, I heard my master make a noise in the morning;
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the coppers till the Friday morning, between five and six o'clock. I was got in there, and asleep under a washing stool.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person203"> Edward Bills
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a cabinet-maker, and the prisoner is my apprentice. I never knew him guilty of any robbery in my life. He has served me six years. I am a broker likewise, and have trusted him where there have been seisures several times. These coppers must have been carried above a story and a half high. How he could get them up, I cannot conceive.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person204"> John Pain
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person204" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-20-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Mr. Hopkins was robbed. I went with him into the garden, and saw the feet of three or four people. The coppers were near thirty yards from the place they were taken from. I never heard any thing amiss of the boy in my life.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person205"> Richard King
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person205" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-20-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner some time. I look upon him to be a very honest lad.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person206"> Leonard Appleby
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person206" type="given" value="Leonard"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-20-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never heard an ill character of the boy in my life.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person207"> William Pitman
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person207" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-20-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ten years. I never heard an ill character of him.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person208"> Thomas Steward
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person208" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-20-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him eleven years. He always bore a very good character.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person209"> James Ewer
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person209" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-20-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about a year and a half. They called me up in the morning, I opened the shop door, and found him under the washing stool.</p>
<p>Q. Is that a proper place to lie in?</p>
<p>Ewer. No, it is not.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-20-person210"> Joseph Harris
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<interp inst="t17690405-20-person210" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-20-person210" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about five years. I never knew any ill of him in my life.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Was the prisoner concealed when you found him?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Mr. Bill's other apprentice pulled the washing tub from before the prisoner. He had pulled it before him, to conceal himself. Though the prisoner had been absent from the Monday night, I had no suspicion of him at all.</p>
<p>Q. to Bills. Where had the prisoner been all that time?</p>
<p>Bills. He was in the neighbourhood all the time. I had seen nothing of him since the Monday till the Friday.</p>
<p>Q. Do you suffer servants to be out such lengths of time as this?</p>
<p>Bills. I take as much pains as most people do with apprentice.</p>
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<p>237. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-21-off116 t17690405-21-crimeloc118"/> parish. The prisoner lodged in the same house I do. I lost a silk hat and a gown on the 31st of January, 1768, out of my room, about twelve o'clock in the day. I suspected her. I found the hat at a pawnbroker's in Kingstand-Road, and the gown at a pawnbroker's in Bethnall-Green.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-21-person215"> Edward Cox
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<interp inst="t17690405-21-person215" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-21-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took in a hat last January was twelvemonth of the prisoner at the bar. (Produced and deposed to.)</p>
<persName id="t17690405-21-person216"> Thomas Fryer
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<interp inst="t17690405-21-person216" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-21-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took in this gown of a person in the name of
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<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner told me where to find the hat and gown. I took her up about twelve months after I missed the things.</p>
<p>Q. Had you made her any promise before that?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She told me this, after I had promised to forgive her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The gown I never saw in my life. I used to sell oysters, and a young woman came and brought that to me to pawn, and I went and pawned it for 2 s.</p>
<p>Cox. I have known the prisoner for some time. I never knew her behave ill in my life. She appeared always to me to be an honest woman.</p>
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<p>238. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17690405-22-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. The prisoner was coming along with a carcase of mutton at Hay-Hill, near Berkeley Square, between eleven and twelve o'clock that night. I asked him what he had got there? To the best of my knowledge I think he said he had got a dead dog. He attempted to go into the buildings where I was at watch, but I would not let him; then he went into Brudenell Muse, just by Berkeley-Square, and hung it up in a stable there. It was a carcase of mutton. He used to lie there. I knew him before. Then I went to my master that employed me, and told him of it. He desired me to take care of it. so that the prisoner did not spoil it. I went and took it, and laid it by. The prisoner was taken the next day by the Muse. He had some bread there, which he sopped in water, and threw it about as if he was mad. I by enquiring found the mutton belonged to Mr. Jolley.</p>
<p>Mr. Jolley. I had the mutton again. It was my property. We have a particular mark in our business. I knew it well.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor did not appear.</p>
<p>Acquitted.</p> </rs>
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<p>240, 241. (M.)
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<persName id="t17690405-24-person234"> Samuel Harvey
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-24-off129 t17690405-24-crimeloc131"/>, I lost a sorrel gelding out of my stable on the 12th of March.</p>
<p>Q. Was the door of the stable locked over night?</p>
<p>Harvey. I cannot say whether it was or not. It was not broke open. The two prisoners used to be very much about our place, and being missing at the time the horse was, I suspected them. I went about the country to see for them, and meeting with the keeper of the house of correction of Adgiam, in Hampshire, he asked me if I had not lost a horse; I said I had, a sorrel one with a bald face. Said he, Have you lost any thing else? I said I had, an old sack, marked with T. R. in a ring with a star. He informed me Dyer was stopped with such. I have known Dyer from a child; he was born in the neighbourhood. I lit of Dobbins at the election at Brentford, on the sixteenth day of the month; but the mob took his part there, and took him away from me.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find your horse?</p>
<p>Harvey. I found him in the parish of Crookham.</p>
<p>Q. What did Dyer say when you charged him?</p>
<p>Harvey. He said he met Dobbins with the horse, and when I charged Dobbins, he seemed to lay it to Dyer.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-24-person235"> Robert Gunner
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<interp inst="t17690405-24-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Crookham, near Crundal. The two prisoners were at Crookham three weeks ago yesterday, and they asked my son how far it was to Reading. He told them about sixteen miles. Then they asked him if he would buy a horse; they asked him 50 s. for him. At last they allowed him for 30 s. My son telling me this, and that he thought they had stole him, I said, Let us examine them, and take them up. Dyer is a chimney-sweeper. I asked him if the horse was to be sold. It was a sorrel gelding, with a bald face and four white feet; they had him in the road. Dyer said, Yes, the worse is my misfortune. I said, Why so? He said he had a couple of apprentice boys run away from him, and he had heard they were at Guildford, but that he took but sixpence in his pocket, thinking to go to Guildford and back the same day, and when he came there, he heard they had been there and were gone on for Farnham: that he went to Farnham, and there he was told by a chimney-sweeper, of whom they had enquired, that they were gone for Reading, and he said he must sell his horse to bear his charges, for he could do nothing without his two boys. Said I, Where do you live? He said, At Hammersmith. I looked in the horse's mouth, and asked how old he was. He said he did not know. I desired him to trot him; he did: then to gallop him; he did. I then said, What do you ask for him? He said, Six-and-twenty shillings. I said, I suppose you stole the horse; and he said he came very honestly by him. I questioned him very hard, and said, If he would go before a Justice of the peace and clear his character, I would give him five-and-twenty shillings for him: he said he would. I said, Where did you buy him? He said, At Smithfield, and that he
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050016"/> had had him two years next Whitsun-Tuesday. Said I, Perhaps there is some fault in him that I cannot see, therefore I'll just go up to an old farmer that has more judgement that I. I went and said to him, It is my opinion they have stole the horse. The old man said, I believe so too. He advised me to take him before the Justice The prisoner was very willing to go. I shewed Dyer the road round, and Dobbins and I went the foot way. We met at Sir
<persName id="t17690405-24-person236"> Harry St
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<interp inst="t17690405-24-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . John's. I told his steward, I believed the two fellows had stole the horse. Sir Harry examined them, and committed them till such time as we could hear of an owner. I had the horse five days before I heard of Mr. Harvey, who came and owned it.</p>
<p>Evans, otherwise Dyer's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was going along the road. I met this horse with a bridle and sack on him. There was no rider. We thought he had thrown his rider. We enquired all the way we went thro' Shepperton and other places. We could find no owner. We went through Guildford and Farnham, but could not hear of any owner. We were very hard drove for want of victuals, and then we offered to sell the horse. We went there to see if we could get some work.</p>
<p>Dobbin's Defence.</p>
<p>Going along together, between four and five o'clock, we met the horse near Sunbury, with a sack and bridle; we went on and enquired for an owner, but could not hear of any body that had lost a horse; then we got upon him and rode to Guildford, and enquired there, but could not find any body that had lost a horse; we then went on, and could get no work. Dyer then proposed to sell him. I said, I did not know whether we had best to sell him or not. I was fearful we should be prosecuted if we did, but at last he resolved to sell him. My friends are in Berkshire, and cannot come.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. How old do you take the prisoners to be?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Dyer I take to be about eighteen or nineteen years of age.</p>
<p>Dobbins. I am about seventeen years old.</p>
<p>Both Guilty.
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<p>242. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17690405-25-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a peace officer in the parish of St. George's in the East. On the 17th of March the prosecutor's wife stopt the prisoner with the things laid in the indictment. I went and asked the prisoner whether she had taken them out of the prosecutor's apartment as she had said, and the prisoner owned she had. I took her before Sir
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<p>Q. What is the prosecutor's name?</p>
<p>Hardin. His name is
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have no friend at all. I used to get my living by charing.</p>
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<p>243. ( M.)
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<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Ryder. This was in Ratcliff-highway. They asked me where I was going? I said, I was locked out of my lodging, and being a stranger in this country, did not know where to get a lodging. The prisoner said I should go along with her. When I came into her house, I paid her eighteen pence for my lodging. It was in some court. I went to-bed, but before I went to bed I sent for sixpennyworth of brandy, as she desired something to drink. The other girl went and brought the liquor in and went away. After that, the prisoner sent for a pot of beer. Then she came to bed to me. She blowed the candle out, and after she had been in bed about ten minutes, she got out of bed, saying, she must go and lock the door, for fear of thieves. She took all my things out of my pockets, and did not come back again.</p>
<p>Q. Was you on a ground floor, or up stairs?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050017"/>Ryder. It was in a room up one pair of stairs; she left one of her stockings behind her. After that, she sent a woman to get me out of the house. The woman came swearing at me, and asked me what business I had there. She asked me if I had lost any thing. I did not know then that I had. I went to look after my things, and found my watch, money, and things were gone.</p>
<p>Q. How much money?</p>
<p>Ryder. About 7 s. My watch was a silver one, and I lost a paper tobacco-box, and a leather pocket-book. When I came to look about for my things, I found one of her stockings. I asked the woman after the prisoner; she said she knew nothing of her. She swore so at me, I went out of the house, and went up to Whitechapel, got an officer from the watch-house, and went to search the house, but the woman would not let us in. We observed the window to be open, and the key of the door hanging in the window. The watchman took it and opened the door. We went in, and up stairs, and found the prisoner lying in the bed where she and I had laid before, and another young man and woman in the same room. The officer took them all to the watch-house. We found nothing on the bed then but my pocket-book. (Produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. Had you searched well before you went out of the room?</p>
<p>Ryder. I had searched the bed all over, and under it; they were taken before the bench of Justices, and were all three committed. The other two are got clear, but I do not know how they got clear.</p>
<p>Q. Were any body else in the room before you lost your things, besides the prisoner?</p>
<p>Ryder. The prisoner is the only person that was in the room at the time. I am sure I had my watch, money, and pocket-book, after the other girl went out of the room and brought up the liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-26-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor came to the watch-house between twelve and one o'clock in the night, and said he had lost his watch, a pocket-book, a tobacco-box, and about 7 s. in silver.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober or fuddled?</p>
<p>Thorburn. He was sober, to the best of my judgment. I asked him whereabouts he lost them; he told us. The watch-house was very full of prisoners, so I could not go. I sent some of the watchmen, and soon after I went down myself, but I could not get in. I called to the girl, and said, Who have you got in the room? She swore there was no body in the house but herself. I heard a girl call down not to open the door; after that we opened the shutter, and found the key hanging on the inside. We took it, and opened the door, and found the girl which the prosecutor said was the person that took his things. We searched the room, but found nothing except the pocket-book. We took them all before the Justices, except one man, who got away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-26-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. I was with the prosecutor and Mr. Thorburn. I can say no more than what they have.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went down Ratcliff-highway, to one Mrs. Williams's. Coming out of the door, this man had a pipe in his mouth, and the other girl asked him to give her the pipe. He gave it her directly. She asked him where he was going; he said by the May-pole, but could not get in. She said if he would go along with her, she would help him to a night's lodging. He went with her. I said, the house was none of mine. It belongs to Mrs. Talbot. He sent for a pint of beer, and said he had no more money. She offered him the farthing, and he would not take it. I left them and went to the King of Prussia, at Saltpetre-Bank, and when I came back again, they had turned the man out of the house. I have no friends in London, my friends live a great many miles off. There were four beds in that room, and people in them.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Were there other beds in the room besides that you was in?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There were, but no soul in them.</p>
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<p>244. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-27-off145 t17690405-27-crimeloc147"/>. On the 3d of February, my watch (a silver one) was in a case over the chimney in the parlour, and about a quarter before one it was taken away. I advertised it on Saturday in the public paper, and on Monday in the Daily Advertiser. I heard nothing of it till this day was three weeks, when Shutter, a constable and a pawnbroker, called upon me, and told me, he could give me an account of part of my watch, if I would come to the Almory in Westminster. I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050018"/> went, and there saw the gut part of it, but no minute hand. The case, the chain, and seal were gone, and they had put two seals and another chain to it. The next day I went to Sir
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<interp inst="t17690405-27-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, the watch was there produced, and he bound me over to prosecute the prisoner at the bar. I know nothing more of him, but that he had the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-27-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. I took in this watch-case of the prisoner at the bar, on the 16th of February.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I pawned it there twice. (Produced and deposed to by the Prosecutor.)</p>
<persName id="t17690405-27-person257"> Timothy Carrol
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<interp inst="t17690405-27-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . A woman brought this to me to keep till the prisoner's brother came for it. The prisoner was then in Bridewell. (He produced the inside case and movement.)</p>
<p>Q. What is that woman's name?</p>
<p>Carrol. Her name is
<persName id="t17690405-27-person258"> Margaret Carrol
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<p>Prosecutor. This is my watch. ( Holding it in his hand all together.)</p>
<p>Q. What do you know it by?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. By the name and number. It is Joseph Hall, Number 320. The chain and seals on it are none of mine. I have the receipt here of the maker, when I paid for it.</p>
<p>Q. Does the case fit the box?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It does exactly.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought this watch of a young fellow, a carpenter, for a guinea and a half. He is gone to work in the country. I am a plaisterer. I was not sent to Bridewell about the watch; I was sent there on suspicion of stealing of mutton, have been tried, and acquitted of it.</p>
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<p>245. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17690405-28-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of March, about nine in the morning, the prisoner came to my master's shop in
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A young man desired me to call on him on the Tuesday, and I went in there, thinking it was the shop. The hat was fallen from the nail, so I put my hand down to pick it up; but I had no design to take it away.</p>
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<p>246. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17690405-29-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About three months ago the prisoner was a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-29-defend265 t17690405-29-deflabel156"/> of mine, but having been guilty of something wrong, I discharged him; after which I had a suspicion of him, having missed some things. I found at a pawnbroker's a great coat of mine; and also in his lodgings I found a pair of silk stockings of mine. I lost them from my London house in Bazinghall-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-29-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was servant to Mr. Davison, a pawnbroker, but do not live there now. I do not remember the prisoner bringing this coat, nor do I remember the coat, but I know the ticket to it is of my own hand-writing. (The coat produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The stockings were thrown into a drawer of mine. I had several pair. I being discharged, took them all together by mistake among other things.</p>
<p>Q. to Davis. Did you find any other silk stockings where you found these?</p>
<p>Davis. I found two or three pair of stockings, but none of them were silk saving these.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. When he came to live with me, he came in a black coat and waistcoat, which were in pawn before he left me, and so they are now; they were pawned with my coat; the ticket was 1 l. 4 s.</p>
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<p>247. (L.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050019"/>Q. From where did you lose them?</p>
<p>Babbs. I gave them my landlady to lock them up, having no box of my own. The prisoner was seen with more money on the Sunday than he had taken on the Saturday, and I suspected him, and charged him; he owned he had taken and pawned them in Bishopsgate-street. He went with us, and shewed us the house; they were produced, and I swore to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-30-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The buckles were delivered to my wife to keep for the prosecutor. They were missing on the 4th of March. The prisoner worked for me when we suspected him. I asked him if he had not taken them, he owned he had, and had pawned them.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-30-person277"> Sarah Magee
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<interp inst="t17690405-30-person277" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner was asking for a pawnbroker on a Sunday; I said there were none on Sundays. He cried, and said he wanted bread, and I lent him money upon them.</p>
<p>Q. What money did you lend him?</p>
<p>S. Magee. I lent him 6 s. and 6 d. upon them. ( The buckles produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was a long while sick in this man's house, and had received but little money, not enough to pay my way. I took them to pledge them.</p>
<p>Q. to Ricks. How much money did he take that Saturday night?</p>
<p>Ricks. It was but very little. It was less than sixpence. He had been ill almost three weeks. I had known him but four days before. He was a stranger to me.</p>
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<p>248. (L.)
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<persName id="t17690405-31-person282"> William Shome
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<interp inst="t17690405-31-person282" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in
<placeName id="t17690405-31-crimeloc167">Mincing-lane</placeName>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-31-off165 t17690405-31-crimeloc167"/>. On the 23d of February, about half an hour past ten at night, I was alarmed by the watchman, who said, Why do not you come and assist? and who said the next house to me was robbed. I said, You can rob it of nothing but old iron and tools. He said, it was old iron the man had got. I went to the watch-house, and there saw this old iron (produced in Court ) my property.</p>
<p>Q. Could the prisoner talk then? *</p>
<p>* His trial was put off in Feb. sessions, pretending he could not hear.</p>
<p>Shome. He did in an odd sort of a crying tone. He said, It is very hard to be sent to Newgate for old iron.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-31-person283"> Francis Blackwell
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<interp inst="t17690405-31-person283" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-31-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at that gentleman's door, and saw the prisoner come out of the next house with a load. He piled it up in a heap, and went in, and presently he came out again with a bar, and it made a noise against a post. I knew it to be iron. I said to him, What have you got? He was going off. I said, My friend, I must know what you have got. I ran, and catched hold of him, and he threw the old iron about my legs. I called for help. There were two gentlemen coming along, who stopt him, and we brought him to the watch-house. I said, I would send him to Newgate. He said, It is hard to be sent to Newgate for old iron; that he said as I was bringing him to Newgate.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>249. (L.)
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<persName id="t17690405-32-person287"> John Hitchcock
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<interp inst="t17690405-32-person287" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-32-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Fetter-lane. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-32-victim286 t17690405-32-viclabel172"/>. The prisoner worked with me about thirteen or fourteen months. The beginning of last Feb. he absconded from his business, which gave me some suspicion of him. I searched, to see if any thing was missing, and I missed the things mentioned in the indictment. I applied to a Justice for a warrant, and took him on the first of March, or thereabouts. I charged him with having taken the tools. He acknowledged he had taken them, and directed me where to find them. (Produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-32-person288" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
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<persName id="t17690405-32-person289"> William Sherman
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<interp inst="t17690405-32-person289" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-32-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who works with Mr. Hitchcock. The prisoner's wife brought the tools to me the day after he was before the Justice.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-32-person290"> David Jervis
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<interp inst="t17690405-32-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Fetter-lane. I had a screw plate pledged in the prisoner's name. He used my shop. I cannot say who brought it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Mr. Hitchcock knew I had the tools. He agreed to find me in tools.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050020"/>Prosecutor. Shirman proposed to let him work with his tools. I would not let him work with mine.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-32-person291"> Thomas Yates
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<interp inst="t17690405-32-person291" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-32-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a serjeant in the third regiment of Guards. I have known him four years. He has been twelve months in the regiment. We never had any complaint against him.</p>
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<p>250. (L.)
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<persName id="t17690405-33-person296"> Samuel Mountford
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-33-off175 t17690405-33-crimeloc178"/>. I had been out, and came home about nine o'clock this day se'nnight, at night. My wife was sitting in a room backwards. My niece said she heard money rattle. She went into the shop, and screamed out murder. I ran out, and got hold of the boy at the bar, as he was going to get out at the door. We never searched him, nor asked him what money he had taken. He had left seven shillings in silver and halfpence in the drawer. (The till produced and deposed to.) The prisoner had taken it out of the counter, and had it under him on the floor.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-33-person297"> Jane Parimore
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<interp inst="t17690405-33-person297" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-33-person297" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am niece to the prosecutor. I had been up stairs upon some business, and I heard some halfpence rattle behind the counter as I came down. I went behind the counter to see what was the matter, and the boy at the bar was lying at my feet all along, and the till under him. He was taking halfpence out. I halloo'd out murder! thinking it had been a man. My uncle came and catched hold of him.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen the till before?</p>
<p>Parimore. I had pulled it out, and put it down on the ground, just under it's place, when my uncle laid hold of him. I took up the till. We told the money in the till. There was half a crown in silver, and 4 s. 6 d. in halfpence. The boy was not searched in the shop.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A boy ran after me to beat me, and I ran into this shop, thinking no harm. I know nothing about the till no more than the child unborn. My mother is a customer to the shop.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-33-person298"> John Powell
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<interp inst="t17690405-33-person298" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-33-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner ever since he sucked his mother's breast. She is living.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Powell. I live in Little-George-Street, near Portland Chapel.</p>
<p>Q. Where does his mother live?</p>
<p>Powell. I cannot tell where she has lived this last half year. The boy worked for me as a plaisterer's boy at the Bank of England within these twelve months. His father had the misfortune to have a fall there, and died the next morning. I know nothing of the boy since he worked with me. He behaved honestly then.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-33-person299"> Mary Lawrence
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<interp inst="t17690405-33-person299" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-33-person299" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am his mother. He has worked in the way that his father brought him up in since his father's death.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Lawrence. I live in Long-lane.</p>
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<p>251. (L.)
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<persName id="t17690405-34-person304"> John Elborn
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<interp inst="t17690405-34-person304" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-34-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Sunday night, the 19th of March, coming through the crowd near
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-34-off181 t17690405-34-crimeloc183"/> I had my pocket picked of a handkerchief, but another person detected the prisoner in the fact. I had my handkerchief five minutes before. He dropt it down as soon as he was taken, said it was the first time, and hoped I would forgive him.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-34-person305"> William Pain
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<interp inst="t17690405-34-person305" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-34-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 19th of March, being just come out of church, I saw the prisoner make several attempts at the prosecutor's pocket, and at last I saw him take his handkerchief out. I told the gentleman he had lost his handkerchief; he felt in his pocket, and said he had. I had the prisoner by the collar. He pulled it out of his bosom, and dropt it down. (The handkerchief produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.) The prisoner confessed the fact, and begged mercy.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was going out of the mob, the gentleman came up and charged me with taking his handkerchief. I never touched it. He said he would let me go, if I would give him half a guinea.</p>
<p>His mother appeared to his character, who said he was as good a child as ever mother had, and that he worked hard for his bread.</p>
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<p>252. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went with a bundle into the shop to buy a bit of frill for my husband's shirt. I laid my bundle down, and took up that cloth by mistake. I have four children alive, and big with the fifth. I know no more of taking it than the child within me.</p>
<p>Q to Prosecutor. Had the prisoner a bundle with her?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She had a little bundle, but she never laid it down.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-35-person310" type="given" value="Robert"/>
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<interp inst="t17690405-35-person311" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-35-person311" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner has chaired for me five years, and I never mist any thing out of my house since she has chaired for me.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-35-person312"> Hannah Gray
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<interp inst="t17690405-35-person312" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-35-person312" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her five years. I never heard to the contrary, but that she was a very sober, industrious woman.</p>
<p>Mary Covenant n. I have known her five years. She has chaired for me. I never knew but that she was honest.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-35-person313" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-35-person313" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her two years. She lived in a house with me. She was always very honest, as far as I know.</p>
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<p>253. (M.)
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<p>At the request of the prisoner the witnesses were examined apart.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-36-person318"> Stephen Westcott
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Westcott. I am a plaisterer.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner.</p>
<p>Westcott. He is a
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<p>Q. When was the prisoner and you together?</p>
<p>Westcott. It was some time on a Monday: I cannot tell the day of the month. We went to Mr. Grece's house: he is a taylor, and lives in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690405-36-off193 t17690405-36-crimeloc196"/>. We took these clothes out of his house: there were nobody at all in the way.</p>
<p>Q. How did you get into his house?</p>
<p>Westcott. The door was upon the latch; we went up into Duke's Place, and Tresler disposed of them for three guineas and a half. I staid at a corner of a street the while. I was not with him at the time he sold them; he told me he sold them to a Jew, named Lyon.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any share of the money?</p>
<p>Westcott. I had a guinea and a half, and two shillings of it.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day did you take the things?</p>
<p>Westcott. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-36-person319"> George Grece
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<interp inst="t17690405-36-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Hanoverian, and a taylor by trade. I lost a crimson damask night-gown, lined with India silk, and a piece of chints cloth. They belonged to a nobleman. (He mentioned all the things laid in the indictment.) They were taken out of my four room in my house. I was gone to a gentleman, and when I came in, all these things were gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-36-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Grece, On Monday the 13th of February, in the afternoon, Mr. Grece went out, and gave me orders to go to a gentleman for some things. I brought them home, and laid them down on the table; the things mentioned in the indictment. Whether I shut the outward door or not, I cannot tell. As it grew dark, I was called down to put up the window shutters. I then found the things were missing.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen any of the things since?</p>
<p>Copage. No, not till Wesoott gave me a piece of the night-gown, which I have here. We had a search-warrant from my Lord Mayor to search the Jew's house, named Lyon. I took an old coat under my arm, and went to Duke's Place. I said I would sell it. I went to Lyon's house, they said he was not at home. I said, Did not a person sell some gold and silver waistcoats here the day before? They said, Yes. When Lyon came in, I asked him the same, he said he did buy them; then I searched his house, but there was not a rag of cloth in the house, except some linen, and an old waistcoat. When he found what we were upon in
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<persName id="t17690405-36-person321"> Elizabeth Page
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<interp inst="t17690405-36-person321" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-36-person321" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner's girl, named
<persName id="t17690405-36-person322"> Nell Ogle
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<interp inst="t17690405-36-person322" type="given" value="Nell"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-36-person322" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , made a petticoat of crimson damask, but she has since made away with it.</p>
<p>Q. Can you give any account how she came by it?</p>
<p>E. Page, No, I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear the prisoner say any thing about it?</p>
<p>E. Page, No.</p>
<persName id="t17690405-36-person323"> Jane Emmit
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<interp inst="t17690405-36-person323" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-36-person323" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .
<persName id="t17690405-36-person324"> Eleanor Ogle
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<interp inst="t17690405-36-person324" type="given" value="Eleanor"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-36-person324" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought a man's morning-gown to me to make up into a petticoat; it was crimson damask.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner with her?</p>
<p>J. Emmit. No, he was not.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the prisoner?</p>
<p>J. Emmit. I never saw him before now in my life.</p>
<p>Q. What is
<persName id="t17690405-36-person325"> Eleanor Ogle
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<interp inst="t17690405-36-person325" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>J. Emmit. That I know not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a mantuamaker?</p>
<p>J. Emmit. No, I work for my bread.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>J. Emmit. I live in Tothill-street.</p>
<p>Q. to Copage. Did you describe the things to Lyon?</p>
<p>Copage. I did; I described gold and silver stuff waistcoats, and other wearing apparel to him, that he said he had bought.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to Sir
<persName id="t17690405-36-person326"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690405-36-person326" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17690405-36-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> with Mr. Wright that took me up. I said, What am I taken up for? He said, Come along, you will see. I was committed to New Prison. After that I was had up again, and from thence sent to Newgate. Then I was fetched up and carried to Guildhall, and cleared there. I was tried for some check, after that I was detained, and brought to Sir John's again. He sent us down on the Saturday night, and said he could not tell what to do. When we were brought up again, he said he could not discharge me, saying, That a knight and baronet thinks he does not do justice, if he discharges me. So he said he should leave it to the judges opinion.</p>
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<p>255. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17690405-38-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Chandos-Street, Covent-Garden. I missed money several times, and did not know how to come at the knowledge of the person that took it. I took and marked some on Easter-Eve, and on the Sunday morning I missed out of my breeches pocket five shillings of the marked money. On the Monday night I had a few friends with me: after they were gone I put more money marked; some in my coat, and some in my waistcoat pocket. When I went to put my clothes on, I missed seven shillings. I had marked twenty-four shillings, though I found but seventeen left.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Bell. I keep a coffee-room and wine vaults. The prisoner was waiter in the coffee-room. I sent my man that waited at the bar to him for change for half a guinea; when my man brought it, I gave him a strict charge to keep that from all other money. He delivered it to me. I took and locked it up. After which I examined it, and found three shillings, to the best of my memory, that I had marked.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not know your own mark?</p>
<p>Bill. I did not mark them all alike.</p>
<p>Q. How many servants have you in your house?</p>
<p>Bill. We have seven servants, when we are full. We had six then, besides a hired porter. I have trusted the prisoner with a thousand pounds before this happened.</p>
<p>Q. Had the other servants the same access to his room as he?</p>
<p>Bill. They had.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-38-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Bill. I was desired by my master to get change for half a guinea of the prisoner. I received it of the prisoner, and the first opportunity I had I delivered it to my master. I had kept it by itself. The prisoner has behaved very just before me. I never saw no otherwise by him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690405-38-person335" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am one of the constables of Covent-Garden. I was sent for by Mr. Bill. The prisoner was ordered to take his money out of his pocket. Mr. Bill took up one shilling, which he thought was one of his marking.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>In regard to that shilling found among my own money, ask my master whether he did not give me one shilling and sixpence for the trouble I had been at in the club over night?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176904050025"/>Bill to the question. I believe I did give him some money over night. The prisoner has lived with me a great while, and I have trusted him with large sums. If I had given myself time to have thought, I believe I should not have prosecuted him.</p>
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<persName id="t17690405-39-victim339" type="victimName"> Mary Clark
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