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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176905100001"/>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 10th, Thursday the 11th, Friday the 12th, and Saturday the 13th of MAY, 1769.
<p>In the Ninth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fifth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER V. PART I.</p>
<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. London, M. Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Tuffin Hobbs,</p>
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<p>269. (L.)
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<p>Q. What was the value of it?</p>
<p>London. It was worth two pounds four shillings and eight-pence.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the same person that took the linen?</p>
<p>Meymott. I am sure he is. I had seen him four or five times before on different days; but I never changed a word with him in my life.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>This evidence does this all out of spite, because I went on board the Pembroke, and took an acquaintance of his with me. In going down to Portsmouth I ran away, and did not go to the ship with him. Then the evidence went to a bawdy-house, and told the old bawd of it, and she advised him to do this.</p>
<p>Meymott. This is every word false. I know nothing of what he has been saying.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoners before?</p>
<p>Saunders. No; I never saw them before to my knowledge. My wife was gone to Justice Fielding's to get the things advertised when I came home. I never heard any thing of the things since. I had intelligence of the prisoners by
<persName id="t17690510-3-person53"> Catharine Keith
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<interp inst="t17690510-3-person53" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; upon which they were taken up at the Running Horse in St. Giles's. They both said they did not know where my house was.</p>
<p>Q. Did they ever acknowledge any thing about it?</p>
<p>Saunders. Never, as I heard. There was nothing found upon them, only one of them had about a dozen shillings in his pocket.</p>
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<p>Q. Was that the first time you saw
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<p>S. Saunders. It was.</p>
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<p>Q. How long have you known the men at the bar?</p>
<p>C. Keith. I have known them above a quarter of a year. I have been in their company. I have seen them several times in the neighbourhood of St. Giles's. They lodged at a chandler's shop there, where I served the people with milk.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Saunders or his wife that night?</p>
<p>C. Keith. I did not. I go out very early in the morning, and do not come home till late at night. I told Mrs. Saunders of it the first time I saw her, which was in two or three days after. I went to tell her the next morning, but she was not up. I was forced to go and serve my customers, and when I came home again she was not at home. I told it to a needle-maker that lives next door to me the next day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see what kind of things the woman had in her apron?</p>
<p>C. Keith. I did not. There was a white cloth about it.</p>
<p>Sykes's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the matter. I never saw that last evidence before; neither do I know where the house is.</p>
<p>Best's Defence.</p>
<p>The same.</p>
<p>Sykes and Best both
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<p>See Best tried twice before, No. 465 in Mr. Alderman Kite's Mayoralty, and No. 160 in this Mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17690510-4-person66" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to our house and called for a pint of beer; I drawed it; he insisted on having it in a silver pint that he had engraved for us. I put his liquor in one. After he had drank the beer he never paid for it; but put the pint under his jacket. I saw him do it as I was serving a customer with a pennyworth of gin; but I did not think he intended to go away with it. He got off with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-4-person70" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> had bought it for twenty-two shillings. The prosecutor was sent for. He and I went to her lodgings in Angel-court, Long-Acre. Carryl went by the name of Whinny Madding. We met a girl in the court: when I spoke to her, she ran back and said, O Whinny, what have you done! Here is this silver pint mug come to light! I said, I imagine the mug is in the room. The man that belonged to the room took his hat and walked out. I turned up the coverlid of the bed, there lay the mug. I saw the prosecutor's name upon it. He took it in his hand and said it was his proper.</p>
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<p>Medley's Defence.</p>
<p>She never bought any mug of me at all. The last evidence is a common prostitute.</p>
<p>Carryl's Defence.</p>
<p>I have witnesses here to my character.</p>
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<p>See Medley tried before, No 525 in Mr. Alderman Harley's Mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you see any marks of the house being broke open?</p>
<p>M. Dean. No, I did not.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. As she is my apprentice, I find her in cloaths; so have laid her things as my property in the indictment.</p>
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<p>Q. How did Bush get into the prosecutor's house?</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-5-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in Cranbourn-alley. He confessed it immediately, that he took some of the things out of a box in the garret, and had given them to his younger brother, who had thrown them away. I went to see Bush in Tothill Bridewell; he confessed to me they got in at the window and took the things, and that they had given them to the evidence Waters, who had thrown them away.</p>
<p>Q. to Austin. Was that garret fastened over night?</p>
<p>Austin. It was fast. I shut it myself betwixt four and five o'clock that day; and at the time I missed the things, I found it open. It was a sash window, which was down, and had no fastening to it.</p>
<p>Bush's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the affair. I know nothing of that evidence, no farther than seeing him with his brother on a Sunday.</p>
<p>Waters's Defence.</p>
<p>My brother and I quarrelled. I struck him, He said, as soon as he got into trouble he would have me taken up with him. I know nothing about this robbery: it is all out of malice.</p>
<p>Mallow's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was along with the lad in my life. I know nothing at all about it.</p>
<p>Waters's Defence.</p>
<p>On Friday night
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<p>Ann Waters
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<p>See Bush tried before, No. 570 in Mr. Alderman Harley's Mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. How do you know it was the prisoner?</p>
<p>C. Chambers. I saw him at the same time.</p>
<p>Q. Was he before you or behind you?</p>
<p>C. Chambers. He came behind me. He had spoke to me a little before. I met him about three weeks after with the breeches and waistcoat on, by the Alms Houses in St. Giles's. Said he, What do you want with me? I took him by the collar, and said, Let me have the things. Then he knocked me down, and said, You b - h! She is my wife, and said I was dead-drunk, and he wanted the key to go home; so he got away.</p>
<p>Richard Row. I was the constable. I took up the prisoner on the ninth of April, for breaking open a house. I hearing he had robbed this woman, I asked him what he had done with the clothes; he said he had got the breeches on, and was willing to pay for the things.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>That night I met her in the street, she wanted me to bring her to the club and pay for her. I would not. She came and hallooed out and said, I had robbed her of all her clothes. After she swore the robbery on me, she never served me with a warrant, but wanted me to give her half a guinea.</p>
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<p>He was a second time indicted for
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<interp inst="t17690510-8-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 14th of April, somebody got in at my chamber window, which had been left about half open, and stole from thence a gold watch with a cornelian seal, set in gold.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-8-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am in the toy and silver way. The two prisoners came into my shop on Saturday the 15th of February, about ten o'clock in the morning, and wanted to sell a watch to my wife. I was not at home. They went away and came again the 18th. I was then at home. They produced this watch, and asked two guineas and a half for it. I said I had not so much money then, but if they would call the next morning by nine o'clock, I would get up the money and buy it. After they were gone, I went to Sir
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<p>Gray's Defence.</p>
<p>I had not been two days from Portsmouth. I went round with a vessel for Captain Johnson, called the Elizabeth. I came home on the Friday
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<p>Waldin's Defence.</p>
<p>I saw Gray buy the watch for two guineas, and after that the seal; and on the Monday morning he called me up and said his money was all gone. I went with him to sell the watch, and they stopped us both.</p>
<p>Levi. Walden offered me the watch to sell, and he produced it, and Gray asked two guineas and a half for it.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-8-person140"> William Shave
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<interp inst="t17690510-8-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . One Friday, as I was going over St. James's park, I met with the prisoner Gray. There were people tossing up. A man asked Gray if he would buy a watch; he gave the man two guineas for it, and after we had gone down part of the walk he called after us, and asked Gray if he would buy a seal; he bought it for two shillings.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Shave. It was on a Friday about a fortnight or three weeks ago: I cannot tell justly the time.</p>
<p>Q. What was Gray doing there</p>
<p>Shave. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body with him there?</p>
<p>Shave. No; he was alone.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Shave. I am a butcher. I was carrying some meat through the Park.</p>
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<p>287. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-victim144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , on the King's highway, and violently taking from his person a watch with a metal box and shagreen case, value 3 l. two guineas, and one half guinea, the property of the said Thomas </rs>,
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Burn. I had never seen him before to my knowledge. I was a little fluttered, having a niece with me.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Burn. It was rather darkish than light; but am very clear as to the prisoner, both as to his voice and stature. They all three had blue great coats, or surtout coats on, and their hats flapped. The other two were shorter than this. The prisoner was taken up on the Saturday following, on account of another person who had been robbed a little before me, named
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The night he says he was robbed, I was at Mr. Leynard's, in Goodman's-Fields, and never was out of company there from half an hour after nine, till between seven and eight o'clock in the morning. I have not wore a blue surtout coat these two years.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-9-person147"> Mary Conner
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person147" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was at Mr. Leynard's wife's wake, at the White Lion coffee-house, White Lion-Street, Whitechapel. I saw the prisoner there with a great many more when I went in.</p>
<p>Q. What is a wake?</p>
<p>M. Conner. They sit up all night; it wanted a quarter of eleven o'clock when I came, and I stayed there till three in the morning. This was on the 13th of April.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Virginia-Street?</p>
<p>M. Conner. It is about as far as from this
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176905100009"/> Court to Newgate. The women were in the room where the corpse was, and the men in a room by themselves.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-9-person148"> Ann Derwin
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person148" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at the White Lion coffee-house. The prisoner was at our house on the 13th of April, from a very little after ten o'clock in the evening, and he did not leave the house till between seven and eight the next morning. He did not go out at the street door; as to the yard I cannot say; but no person can get into the street backwards.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-9-person149"> William Hollis
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The night the election was at Brentford, I went into Mr. Leynard's house; (Mrs. Leynard lay dead; it was her wake;) it was not five minutes after twelve o'clock. I was in the back room, where Sullivan was sitting.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>Hollis. He was dressed in a blue coat and scarlet waistcoat. I left him there when I went away.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-9-person150"> Edward Jackson
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person150" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am son to the deceased Mrs. Leynard. I saw the prisoner there that night not twenty minutes after ten; I believe it was about a quarter past ten. I continued up stairs till twelve, then I went to bed. He was there then.</p>
<p>There were other evidences to the same effect; the jury thought it needless to call them.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted, for that
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 13th of April, about a quarter after eleven o'clock, I was going home. Just at the end of an alley I met Sullivan and two other men in the road way, at the
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<p>Q. How far is that from White Lion-Street?</p>
<p>Smith. It is about three or four hundred yards distance. Sullivan put a pistol to my breast.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Smith. I had never seen him before. Another of them put a pistol to my head; the other squatted down and took my silver buckles out of my shoes. They asked for my watch; I said I had never a one; then they demanded my money; I put my hand into my pocket and gave Sullivan about fifteen pounds; there was a nine shilling piece and a thirteen-and-sixpenny piece, guineas, half guineas, and quarter guineas. Then they left me. The next morning a girl came to me and asked me if I had been robbed; I said, Yes. Said she, Do you think you should know any of the men? I said, Yes. Said she, The man that was along with me was robbed of his watch and seven guineas; she said she was sure she knew one of them, for that she knew him before; his name is
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<persName id="t17690510-9-person155"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person155" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17690510-9-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and took up the prisoner on the Saturday in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is one of the men?</p>
<p>Smith. I am. I was robbed near a lamp. He had a blue sort out coat on, and a close blue coat under it. I did not see his waistcoat. He was searched, but no money was found upon him.</p>
<p>Q. What is that girl's name?</p>
<p>Smith. Her name is
<persName id="t17690510-9-person156"> Mary Lee
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<persName id="t17690510-9-person157"> Mary Lee
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person157" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17690510-9-person157" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 13th of April, I was in the Hermitage-Street, about eleven o'clock at night. The prisoner and two others robbed the gentleman that was coming with me to see me home.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Plough-Alley?</p>
<persName id="t17690510-9-person158"> M Lee
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person158" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . It is not tw enty yards from Plough-Alley. I was coming home from Mr. Cornwell's, the Watermens Arms. I was afraid to come alone, and the gentleman came along with me. When they were taking the buckles out of his shoes, I said, Do not take the buckles out of his shoes, I think you have got enough. The gentleman that was with me was the mate of a ship; he is gone to sea; he was afraid he should lose his ship. He was robbed before Mr. Smith was. This was a little after eleven o'clock at night. I said to the mate afterwards, I know one of them, he was a bailiff's follower (meaning the prisoner); but I did not know his name. It was right under a lamp, and I stood still while the robbery was done.</p>
<p>Q. How long were they about it?</p>
<persName id="t17690510-9-person159"> M Lee
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person159" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . They were about ten minutes about it; it was not above ten yards from my own house.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the prisoner?</p>
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<p>Q. Upon your oath do you not bear him a grudge on his arresting you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person162" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . No; he did no more than what was his office. I heard afterwards that Mr. Smith was robbed the same night; and I went and asked him if he knew the men. He said he believed he knew one of them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Please to examine the rest of my witnesses.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-9-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> deposed that he was sent for to assist as a waiter at the wake, and was there at about two in the afternoon on the 13th of April, and had continued there ever since; that the prisoner came in about ten, or a little after, and did not go away till between seven and eight o'clock the next morning.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a third time indicted, for that
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690510-9-off67 t17690510-9-crimeloc69"/> about thirty or forty yards, when I saw three men coming along the street; about a dozen yards before they came to me, one of them stepped from the middle of the street to the foot path where I was, and said, Your money! and clapped a pistol to my breast. I said I should not have thought of money. Not a shilling. The prisoner was the man that stopped me; and another of them said, If you make any noise, I will blow your brains out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Anderson. I did. I have known him to go up and down the street where I live for these two years and a half. I have seen him, I may say, above a hundred times. He passed for a bailiff's follower.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Anderson. It was near a lamp.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>Anderson. He was dressed in a blue coat and metal buttons, such a one as he has on now: I looked him full in the face. A second person clapped a pistol to my head, and said he would blow my brains out if I made a noise. I called out, Thieves! Thieves! and that man took me a smack in the face, and said, D - n the man, he is obstinate; after which they went off.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>There has been a matter of a dozen robberies thereabouts since I have been in trouble. I was to have been sworn in a bailiff the day after I was taken up, and this is all out of spite to take me out of the way.</p>
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<p>287. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defences.</p>
<p>I was much distressed, and the gentlemen
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<p>(L.) She was a second time indicted for
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<interp inst="t17690510-10-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My wife keeps a pawnbroker's shop in Pater-noster-row, Spitalfields. About the 3d or 4th of April, the prisoner pledged these two books. (Producing two folio Common-Prayer Books.) She said, they were the property of her mother, and that she received a pension annually from the Trinity-house. I lent her half a guinea upon them. After which, Mr. Cooper and others came and said they belonged to St. Paul's, and had been stole from thence, and I delivered them to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-10-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with Mr. Cooper and another verger. As several of these books were lost, we were enquiring at the pawnbrokers near where the prisoner lived. We found these at Mr. Wells's shop. They are lettered on the</p>
<p>outside P C</p>
<p>Mr. Cooper. These are the property of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's.</p>
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<p>288, 289. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17690510-11-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came and told me he had been a dealer with these sort of gentlemen pretty often, and he had a mind to live honest, so he told me that there were two men at the sign of the Black Raven and Ship in Leadenhall-street. I went there. Lion soon came in and said, Here is my partner, meaning me; then Cook went with us to Lion's house. The cloth was laid upon the table and opened; we looked at it. I asked Cook what he asked a yard for it; Cook said, Is it not worth a Bull?</p>
<p>Q. What is that?</p>
<p>Keys. That is a crown. I said I thought that too much; then he said it is worth a Kick, that is four shillings and six-pence.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know this language?</p>
<p>Key. I was deputy-keeper of the Poultry Compter twenty years, and have been pretty much used to such sort of gentry. I then asked him where he made it; he told me he made it at Kensington, and that there were about five or six-and-forty yards more of it of different colours. I then pulled out my staff and took him by the collar, and told him he must go along with me. Then I went and took Morris, and put them both in the Compter. I then applied to my Lord Mayor, for leave to carry them before Sir
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<interp inst="t17690510-11-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , which he granted, where they were examined. Cook was asked how he came by it; he said it was none of his, but that Morris gave it him to carry to Duke's-place to sell among the Jews. Then Morris said it was as much Cook's as it was his, for they made it together. I advertised it, and went and enquired at Kensington, but could not find an owner. It is superfine black cloth. ( Produced in Court.) After that Morris said he was a watchmaker, and had made a watch for a man that came to four pounds ten shillings for this cloth, and the man was gone abroad.</p>
<p>Q. What is this cloth worth a yard?</p>
<p>Keys. Here is five yards of it, and it is worth seventeen shillings a yard.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-11-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Lion came to me some time in April, and said there were two men had brought some cloth to his house to sell, and that he did not care to but any more. We agreed to secure them. He sent me to the Raven and Ship in Leadenhall-street; there were the two prisoners drinking with two women; then in came Lion and Keys. Then he and Keys went out with Cook and left me to take care of Morris. I heard Cook say they got it at Kensington. The rest of his evidence as Keys had said before.</p>
<p>Cook's Defence.</p>
<p>On the Monday night before I went through a house in Red-Lion-square, Holborn, where was Morris, and he asked me whether I could make half a day, saying, he had some cloth that he had of a gentleman on board a ship, and if I would go with him he would pay me what he owed me; he came to me the next morning, and we went to the Ship in Leadenhall-street, and spoke to Lion and asked him if he would buy any cloth. Lion said, it should be very safe if he would leave it there while he went to the synagogue. We left it. Lion came again in about a quarter of an hour, and these two gentlemen were there: he desired me to come along with him, so I went with him to his house. Then he said, he must turn his wife and children out, as he did not care
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176905100012"/> to let any body be in the room. Then he asked me what I asked a yard. I told him it cost the young man twelve shillings a yard. He said it was very coarse; and first bid me four shillings a yard, then four shillings and sixpence. Then Keys took me by the shoulder, and said he was an officer, and pulled out his staff; he took me to the Compter, and the next morning before Sir
<persName id="t17690510-11-person184"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690510-11-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Sir John examined us. The young man here said it was his property; then Sir John committed us for farther examination. On the Wednesday following we were brought up again. He then said he had advertised the cloth, and could find no owner. I said, No, there can be none found, the man he had it of is gone to sea.</p>
<p>Morris's Defence.</p>
<p>I made a watch at 3 l. 15 s. for the person whom I had the cloth of for it. Cook came to me for some money that I owed him, and I said if he would go with me, I would sell the cloth and pay him.</p>
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<p>290, 291. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17690510-12-off82 t17690510-12-crimeloc84"/> on the 11th of April, in the evening, about seven or eight o'clock, walking arm in arm with Mr. Jackson, and the two prisoners were very close behind us. I thought I felt one of them picking my pocket, so I turned round, but they then walked off. I felt, and told Mr. Jackson they had picked my pocket. We pursued them down by the side of Fleet-market. When we came close to them, they made a full stop, one said to the other, We have gone past the house. I said to them, You have been kind enough to pick my pocket. They said they had not. I said, I look upon it you have. They declared they had not, and said they did not know what we meant. One of them said, D - n my eyes, let us go, don't let us stop for them. I said you shall not go from me till I have my handkerchief. I said to Mr. Jackson, Do you lay hold of one, and I will the other, and we will take them to the constable; which we did, but going along they resisted so much, we thought it dangerous. We took them in at the Angel alehouse by the side of the Fleet market, and desired a gentleman to search them. He did, and found only one handkerchief upon one, and four upon the other, neither of them mine. In the mean time, a little girl picked up a handkerchief under the table, and said, Is this yours? I took it into my hand, and said it was mine. I said, This could not come here of itself. Then they dropped a little of their impudence, and were not so violent as they had been. I got a constable, and they were taken to the Compter, and the next day before Mr. Alderman Harley, who committed them. (The handkerchief produced and deposed to.)
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<p>Pool's Defence.</p>
<p>I live in Shoe-lane. I had been and bought four handkerchiefs at Rag-fair. The gentleman charged me with picking his pocket. I never saw his handkerchief till in that house.</p>
<p>Bluckfield's Defence.</p>
<p>My father is a cutler. I had been home with some work for him. I met Pool. I asked him where he had been; he said, to Rag-fair, to buy four handkerchiefs. Going down Fleet-market, the gentleman charged us with picking his pocket. He found nothing on me but one handkerchief.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The four handkerchiefs were all nasty, not fit for sale.</p>
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<p>A man came in and desired me to carry that cheese for him. I took it to carry, and the man here came and brought me back.</p>
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<p>293. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17690510-14-person202" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , and got hand-bills printed, and the coat and waistcoat were stopt the day after the robbery. I know nothing of the woman at the bar. Mr. Dubury a pawnbroker, in Carnaby-street, brought the clothes to the Justice's; he is not here. He told me the prisoner's husband pawned the coat to him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My husband bought them of an old clothes man in the street.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-14-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a chandler's shop in Bedfordbury. I have known the prisoner about two years. Her husband is a jeweller by trade. I never knew but she was an honest woman. I have trusted her, and found her so.</p>
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<p>294. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person208" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On Wednesday night, the 19th of April, about six o'clock, Mr. Green gave my master and mistress each a ticket to go to the play. Through persuasion my mistress went, but my master did not. My mistress sent me to a neighbour, to let his maid come to rock the child while they drank tea.</p>
<p>Q. Who is your master?</p>
<p>E. Jervis I am
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<p>Q. Where did the prisoner live?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. He lodged at our house during the time the other clergyman was gone to Oxford. My master came home about a quarter before eight, and being very cross with me for keeping the young woman to rock the cradle, he sent her home. Mr. Green knocked at the door at a quarter past nine. I took the child up from the cradle, she being just awake, and I went and opened the door. Mr. Green came in, and said, Will you light me a candle? I did. He said, Was I alone? I said, Yes. Said he, Have you not a sweetheart with you? No, said I, I don't want one; then he put his arm round my neck and kissed me, and at the bottom of the stairs he put his candle down, and followed me into the parlour. He said, Will you lose your ma idenhead? No, said I. He then took my candle out of my hand, and said, I want to look at this room; and put his hand about my waist, took me to the room door, and flung the door open. I got from him. He came and fetched me and flung the door open again, and took and carried and flung me on the bed with the child in my arms. This was a back room upon a ground floor. As I fell, the child lay on my arm all the time. He pulled up my petticoats, with the other arm cross my breast, the child scrambling, and that and I kept making a noise. He bid me hold my noise, and he would give me a guinea. I said, No, Sir. He said, By G - d you shall. And he ravished me without my will or consent.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any resistance?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. I did resist as well as I could, and called out as loud as I could.</p>
<p>Q. You must tell what he did to you.</p>
<p>E. Jervis. He ravished me.</p>
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<p>No Answer.</p>
<p>Q. You must tell in what manner he did it.</p>
<p>E. Jervis. He lay with me.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do to you?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. With his tool he did it.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by that?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. If you will tell me what to say in a proper manner, I will.</p>
<p>Q. Was it something belonging to him?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. Yes. He pulled my petticoats up, and lay with me. There came wet from him, and blood from me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell this story to the Justice?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any body in the house besides you and he?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. No, there was not. My master was gone to fetch my mistress from the play.</p>
<p>Q. How long were you together?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. He lay with me some time. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ravish you more than once?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. No.</p>
<p>Q. After that was over, what did he do?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. I went out of the room immediately, and he followed me into the fore parlour; but whether he went up into the study or not, I cannot tell: he put the candle out at the bottom of the stairs, and went out I believe.</p>
<p>Q. Which came home first, your master or mistress?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. Master came home first. Mistress came through the tavern to order a pint of beer. I was crying when he came home, which was about a quarter before eleven, or a quarter past. Master lives near the Three Tuns tavern.</p>
<p>Q. When did the prisoner come home?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. He came home again between one and two.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you mention this to first?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. I first spoke of this to my mistress.</p>
<p>Q. Are there any body lives in the houses joining your's?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. The house that joins our house on one side was empty, the house on the other side was not, but they went round to the door.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lived with your master?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. I have lived there about two months. The prisoner did not lodge there when I went first.</p>
<p>Q. How long had the prisoner lodged there?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. I cannot tell whether he had been there a fortnight, or three weeks. When mistress came home, which was not a quarter of an hour after my master, she said, My dear, the child looks very poorly; has the child cried? I said, Yes. Said she, I hope you have not hurt her? I said, I cannot tell whether I have or not. Master said she had been kept up past her hour. What is the matter? said, she; are you afraid of staying alone? I said, The good parson has been here, and has been as rude as the devil. Mistress sent me down for the supper. I staying some time, mistress came down after me, and asked me, what I was crying for. (I was crying.) I told her the parson had used me very ill. Master called for the supper to be brought up, then no more was said, till I was warming the bed for my mistress; when she said, Has Mr. Green been in the parlour? I said, Yes, madam, and in this room too. Master came into the room, and there was no more said that night.</p>
<p>Q. What was the reason you did not tell your master and mistress both?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. I did not want to tell my master, but I told my mistress all the next day. When the prisoner went out, I went to the door, and asked him what he thought of a lawyer's letter? He said, For what? I said, You know for what, and you shall be sure of it. He went out, and said no more.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you first see your mistress in the morning?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. It might be about half an hour before breakfast.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not tell her of it then?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. My master came by then breakfast was ready.</p>
<p>Q. How did you introduce it after breakfast?</p>
<p>E. Jervis. Mistress hearing me tell him of the lawyer's letter, asked me what I would send him a lawyer's letter for. Then I told her all.</p>
<p>Q. When did you go before the Justice?</p>
<p>Jervis. On the Friday. It was before Sir
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<p>Q. How came you did not go on the Thursday?</p>
<p>Jervis. Because we had company. I related the same before the Justice as here, but not quite so much: I did tell all the worst of it. The prisoner was asked what he had to say for himself, and he said he never was there. He said he was at the Three Tuns tavern, and seeing the apothecary's boy, he met him at the tavern
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person212" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am the mistress to the girl. Mr. Green gave me a ticket to go to the play of The Fair Penitent, the 19th of April. My husband saw me there, and then returned, and came again to fetch me home. I stayed till the play was over. When we got home, it was about a quarter of an hour after eleven o'clock. I went through the tavern to order a pint of beer, so my husband was at home first. The first thing he said to me was, My dear, the child looks very pale. I said, It is for want of sleep, being kept up past her hour. The girl was walking about. I asked her, whether the child had been cross; she said it had cried for a quarter of an hour, and she wished the girl had stayed that I sent for. Her master said, Was you afraid to stay alone? the maid said, No. Said I, What has been the matter? she said, The good parson has been at home, and he has been as rude as the d - l. Said I, Have you hurt the child? she said she could not tell. Her master said, Has he been at home and been rude? has he hurt the child? I shall send him a lawyer's letter to make him ashamed of himself. The girl was sent down to get the supper ready. She staying some time, my husband took the child, and I went down after her. I found her crying, but had no suspicion of such a thing then. I was asking her something, and her master having occasion to get up early in the morning, he called; so nothing farther passed. When the girl was warming the bed, I said, Has the parson been in the parlour? she said, Yes, and in this room too. Her master coming in, I think she said no more that night. The next morning I got up between seven and eight o'clock, when the prisoner was going out, but the girl stepped after him (this was something before eight ) and asked her what he should think of a lawyer's letter; he said, For what? She said, You know for what, and you shall be sure to have one. He opened the door, and went away, and slapped the door too very hard. That is all I saw or heard between he and she. Soon after she went to fetch the child. Then my husband came home to breakfast, when she being sent down for something out of the kitchen, she stayed a great while. I said to my husband, I do not know what the parson has done to the girl, she does nothing but crawl about. I followed her down, and found her crying, and she cried best part of that day. After breakfast, she was in the kitchen, I think, washing some things; when I began asking her, thinking to have the whole affair out, what she seemed so uneasy about. I asked what Mr. Green had done to her, and what she meant by a lawyer's letter.</p>
<p>Q. Did she hear your husband say he would send him a lawyer's letter, and make him ashamed of himself?</p>
<p>M. Rodenburst. She did. I thought it might be only pulling and hawling her about, as young persons do. She told me he had flung her upon the bed. I said, I hope he has not laid with you! she said, Yes, but he has, and cried. I said, Sure he has not ! she said, Yes, but indeed he has, and she would have justice done her, if it cost her her life. I was so much shocked, I did not say much then. She then told me the manner how it was done. She told me, that about a quarter after nine that evening she had taken the child out of the cradle, at which time Mr. Green knocked at the door, and letting him in, she went to the bottom of the stairs and lighted his candle, which generally stands there for him: he followed her into the parlour, gave her a tap at the bottom of her stays, took the candle out of her hand, and said, Let's see this room. Then he went to
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176905100016"/> my room, put the candle out, and took and dragged her into the room. She got out again, but he again took her up, with the child in her arms, carried her in, and threw her upon the bed. I asked her if she made any noise; she said she did, as much as she could, and the child cried and screamed prodigiously all the while, but he had his arm somewhere upon her breast.</p>
<p>Q. You are a married woman, did she describe the manner of his laying with her?</p>
<p>M. Rodenburst. She did, and in the same manner as she has now; as men have conversation with women, and said it was against her consent.</p>
<p>Q. What is the next house to you?</p>
<p>M. Rodenburst. The next on one side is empty, that on the other side is a china shop, you must go round to the door. There is a high brick wall between, higher than I can reach a great deal. That house and ours are both double brick houses; and ours is lined with wainscot. I was never in the other house. The girl told me the apothecary's boy gave her a phial for Mr. Green, and that there was another girl in the house at the same time, whom I sent for to rock the cradle.</p>
<p>Q. What excuse did Mr. Green make for himself?</p>
<p>Mr. Rodenburst. He said he knew nothing of it; he was never in the house from about eight till half an hour after one in the night. This he said on the Monday before Sir
<persName id="t17690510-15-person213"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person213" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , adding, that he was at the Three Tuns tavern all the time; and at another time, he said he was out of the tavern a very short time.</p>
<p>On her cross examination she said, according to her judgment she believed Mr. Green did lie with the girl, and against the girl's will; that although there are children in the next house, she never hears any noise there from that parlour; that the mother, of the prisoner first applied to her to know the girl's character; that the mother was in a violent passion, and began to quarrel with her, and that she told her if she had sent in a peaceable manner, she would have directed her to her own father and mother, with whom the girl had lived eight or nine years; and that there was an officer that came with the mother, who dragged her about and used her very ill. Being asked what was the girl's character, she said, she had known her about fourteen years, and never knew any harm of her nor the girl's friends, and that she was a sober, honest, modest girl.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person214"> John Lee
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the girl examined three times.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard her examined here?</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person216"> J Lee
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person216" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . Yes. The first time was on a Friday in the afternoon, about five o'clock, the next on the Friday evening, when Mr. Green was brought there; and on the Monday when she was bound over to prosecute. She never varied in any circumstance. Sir John particularly requested her to be cautious what she said, and told her what would be the consequence here and hereafter, if she should charge him wrongfully. On the first examination, Sir John did not inquire so particularly into it, but granted a warrant on suspicion, not knowing then how it would turn out, and so give Mr. Green an opportunity to defend himself. He committed him on suspicion; had he committed him absolutely for the fact, he then would have bound the prosecutrix over to prosecute. On the Monday, when Mr. Green was examined again, then the detainer was sent against him for the fact, and she was bound over. There were no material difference all the three times, the circumstances were the same she has said now.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say for himself?</p>
<p>Lee. On the Friday night two persons came with him; they said they were ready to swear that he was not out of their company some hours that night, but afterwards they would not swear, for that they said he was some little time missing. The prisoner said he was never in the girl's master's house from eight o'clock; but on the Monday he said he had been in a mistake, for he received a bottle at the tavern door of an apothecary's boy and carried it home, and went back immediately.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person217"> Mary Heabendle
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person217" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was sent for to the house to rock the child in the cradle that day, and I saw
<persName id="t17690510-15-person218"> Elizabeth Jarvis
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person218" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> bring something in from the door. She said it was for Mr. Green, and I saw her deliver it to him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see who gave it to her?</p>
<p>M. Heabendle. No, I did not. I did not know Mr. Green before, but I am sure it was him. He came into the parlour where I was This was between seven and eight o'clock. I staid till after eight, and then went home.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It is a very unhappy circumstance for any man, much more for a clergyman, to be in my situation, but I have a conscientious satisfaction that every word sworn against me is false. I hope my innocence
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<p>For the Prisoner:</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person219"> John Freemont
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The 19th of April I came into the Three Tun tavern about a quarter before nine o'clock; when I saw Mr. Green and Mr. Turner there eating some salmon. I remained there with them till past one in the morning. I was asked by Sir
<persName id="t17690510-15-person220"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person220" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> if Mr. Green never quitted our company; I said then I did not recollect he did. I then could not remember he quitted it a moment; but the day after I did remember that he was out about two minutes, which was between nine and ten o'clock, I suppose, (when he came in again, we were merry as usual.) I never stirred out of the room. He did not seem florried at all, but sat down and eat bread and cheese and raddishes with me. He could have been gone but a very few minutes. We were all very agreeable, for he is naturally chatty and merry.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Freemont. I have known him but about a week or ten days.</p>
<p>On his cross examination he said he was a wheeler and lived in Wood-street, Spital-fields, and he could not speak with precision as to the time of going into the prisoner's company, but it was before nine.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. What time do you say this was done?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. The quarters at the church went a quarter past nine, which was the time of the act.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person221"> William Turner
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person221" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in company with Mr. Green on the nineteenth of April, at the three Tun tavern. I went out at my own door, about two or three minutes after the clock struck eight, (I live in the same street ) and there I saw Mr. Green reading the paper in the coffee-room. He asked me how I did, and if I would drink a glass of wine. I said I was going to buy a lobster; he said he would go with me. We bought a lobster, and some salmon, and supped there together; just as we had done, and the things going to be taken away, Mr. Freemont came in; we had never parted company till he came in; then we had some new cheese and raddishes: after that we had a bottle of wine between us. When I was first called upon before the Justice, I could not recollect that Mr. Green had been out, but I since recollect he was out, though the time he was out was no more than while we drank one glass of wine each. I don't think he was out five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. What time did Mr. Freemont come in?</p>
<p>Turner. He came in about nine.</p>
<p>Q. When Mr. Green came in again did he appear cool?</p>
<p>Turner. Very cool. He sat down and drank a glass of wine, and was very pleasant.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person222"> John Whitehead
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am waiter at the Three Tun Tavern. I remember Mr. Green, Mr. Freemont, and Mr. Turner, being at my master's house the nineteenth of April. Mr. Green came in I believe between eight and nine, very near nine, and staid till half an hour after one. To my knowledge he was not absent at all.</p>
<p>Dr. Bromfeild. On Monday the 24th of April, at the request of Sir
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I examined the prosecutrix. I could not discover any reason to imagine that she had lately had any violence offered to her.</p>
<p>Q. Whether there might not be marks of violence remaining, if an injury had been committed upon her at the time she mentions?</p>
<p>Dr. Bromfeild. On a person of her age it is very difficult to say. I asked her how long the gentleman was with her; she said a quarter of an hour. She having spoke of a child being in her arms, said I, You laid the child down, I suppose. No, said she, the child was upon the bed, and I kept it on my arm. I said that is very extraordinary, for you might have laid the child down, and with that hand and the other you might have resisted the force offered you. I also said to her, How came you to keep it on your arm at such a time, and under such circumstances, without laying it on the bed? she said she must take care of the child, or to that effect.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not asked by the Justice about the symptoms? Did you not say, in five days time that they might go off, and there be no appearance?</p>
<p>Dr. Bromfeild. I do not recollect that; but I suppose in general they might go off in that time.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person224"> Sarah Davis
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person224" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw
<persName id="t17690510-15-person225"> Elizabeth Jarvis
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person225" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the day after this story; she was at her master's door; there were some people standing by her, and they were asking where Mr. Green was, and when he humped her. Her reply was, What is that to them? and if she liked it, she would do it again.</p>
<p>Q. to Eliz. Jarvis. You hear what this girl says, is that true?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176905100018"/>E. Jarvis. I never said such a word in this world. I never saw her at our door.</p>
<p>Mr. Creighton. I keep the Three Tun Tavern; and the next house to where the girl lives is so contiguous, that if she had called out lustily, she must have been heard. I believe so, as the back of both are joining to the yard.</p>
<p>Humanities Jackson. I have known Mr. Green ten years or more; he is a good-natured, sober young man. I have been in company with him a great many score times.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person226"> Daniel Palisade
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him some years. I know no harm of him in any degree. He is a sober man.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person227"> John Davis
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him six or seven years. I never heard any thing amiss of him. I am clerk of St. Duns tan's's in the West, and live near his father.</p>
<p>Mr. Bennett. I live near his father. I am a Taylor. I have known him about three years. I have spent several evenings with him. I always looked upon him to be a sober, honest person. He is the last person I should look upon to be guilty of such a thing.</p>
<p>Mr. Crafts. I have known him three years. I look upon him to be an honest, sober young man.</p>
<p>Mr. Lancaster. I have been acquainted with him three or four years, and have been in his company several times. I never knew any ill of him.</p>
<p>The Rev. Mr. Williamson. I have known his father and mother about five years. His father and mother bear very good characters in the parish. He is a sober young man.</p>
<p>The Rev. Mr. Cook son. I have been acquainted with him almost twelve months; he has done duty for me. I never heard any thing amiss of him. He has in general a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person228"> William Tuck
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him thirteen or fourteen years. I have worked for his father, who keeps a house in Fleet-street. I never heard any thing of him, but that of a sober young man.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person229"> Samuel Harrison
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him I believe twelve years. He bears a very good character as a clergyman.</p>
<persName id="t17690510-15-person230"> William Worthington
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person230" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17690510-15-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about five years. I never saw nor heard any thing amiss of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about ten years, and have been much acquainted with him. He is a sober, decent young man, and bears such a character that a clergyman ought to bear.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lodged in his father's house. He is a decent, sober young man, and bears a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-15-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have him known seven years. I can give him the same character as the last evidence.</p>
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<p>Q. What money did you miss?</p>
<p>Marsh. I missed three pounds, fourteen shillings and six-pence. After that my wife went to search, and missed her linen, as mentioned in the indictment. I took the other person up that had absconded from the neighbourhood with her, on the Friday following, by which means I heard of the prisoner. We found her in Holborn. As soon as the warrant was served upon her, my wife said, Where is my box? She put her hand in her pocket, and gave it to my wife with two shillings and two sixpences in it. My wife asked her why she used her in that manner, and what she had done with the money; but she could give no account of it. We took her before Sir
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<p>Q. What did she do for her livelihood?</p>
<p>Marsh. She
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<interp inst="t17690510-16-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the officer that took her up. The prosecutor's wife asked her for the box and money, upon which the prisoner pulled out the box from her pocket and delivered it to her. There were two shillings and two sixpences in it. She acknowledged she took it; with two guineas, one half guinea, an eighteen shilling piece, and four shillings in silver. She mentioned the particular pieces herself, and she had bought a gown and cloak with part of the money. The prosecutor's wife asked her about the linen, but she gave no account of it in my hearing.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner said to me, there were two of
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<p>Q. Was there any body in the coach with you?</p>
<p>E. Dawson. No, there was not; nor no body by the coach side when he pulled me out. I paid the coachman before I came there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-17-person251" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I never saw the prosecutrix before I saw her at Mrs. Brand's, where I live. I saw the coach by the ditch side opposite our house. The prisoner drove it. I thought he was waiting for somebody; he was by the coach side; I could see his legs. After some time, the woman was brought into our house. I gave her some hartshorn drops and water. She said, she had lost her money and shoe. The coach was gone. Then we went to the place, but could not find any thing. After she was brought in, I went and fetched her bundle and hat from the coach. That was about four or five minutes before the coachman drove away. Her face was bloody, and her gown-sleeve bloody also.</p>
<p>Q. Was she fuddled or sober?</p>
<p>Jeffery. I cannot say, having never seen her before. She said she had lost her money, and thought the coachman must have it.</p>
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<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. Had you been drinking?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I spent a couple of shillings at the tap-room at Knightsbridge.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see or feel him take your money?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, I did not.</p>
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<p>Q. to Grover. Did you observe the coach?</p>
<p>Grover. I did. The coach was very wet at the bottom; it ran down both sides the coach.</p>
<p>He called the Rev. Mr. More, and
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
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<p>He called
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<p>Richard Green. I was at the taking the prisoner. I heard him confess the taking the things.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>What they say is quite entirely wrong. I know nothing about them. I have not a friend within two hundred miles.</p>
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<persName id="t17690510-20-person275"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690510-20-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's that day week. I knew him as soon as I saw him. I gave the same evidence there as now. He was in the same coat when he robbed me as now. It was a very fine, serene, moon-light night.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-20-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am turnkey at Bridewell in the Borough. I think it was the 28th of April the prisoner came to me and said he had got something for my wife; (I knew him before;) he said it was a watch. He shewed it me, and offered it me for two guineas. I was not for buying it. Then he said he would go and pawn it; I then said, I will lend you two guineas upon it, and if you bring me the money again in a month's time, you shall have it. I then was thoughtful he had stole it. He left it with me. Soon after I saw it advertised. I knowing he was bound over to give evidence against people in Surry gaol, and as I knew not
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176905100023"/> where to find him, I got him to come within Bridewell, I turned the key upon him, and desired to know how he came by it. He said he got it at gaming. (The watch produced and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>One morning I met a short man in Nightingale-Lane. I knew him before. We went to a public house in East-Smithfield. He whispered to me he had got a watch he wanted to sell. I asked him how he came to have two; he said he fillupt his against the other and won it. He said he wanted money. I said I am going into the Borough, perhaps I can sell it for you. We went to the Borough. He desired me to get two guineas for it. I shewed it to Mr. Benton, and he gave me a guinea and a half for it.
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<interp inst="t17690510-20-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waterman. I was in a public house, the Lion man of war, near a fortnight ago, about twelve o'clock in the day, when the prisoner came in. I called him to drink part of my pint, knowing him. There was a young fellow asked him and me too if we would buy a watch; it looked the colour of gold. I had it not in my hand. I observed the gilt was off at the bottom of the case. (He takes the watch in his hand.) This is the very watch. The man seemed to be quite a stranger to each of us. They went out together, and left me in the house.</p>
<p>Benton. At the time I took the prisoner, this evidence Cox was with him with another young fellow, which was the reason I did not apprehend him till I got the key turned upon him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-21-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and going along she desired I would take her into a public house, and she would tell me all; she then confessed to a tea-spoon and a linen handkerchief, pawned at the same place, where I went and found them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-21-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoner own to the taking the things and that they were the prosecutor's property this was in Carney-Street, Carney Market; she also in my hearing confessed to the ta two shirts, and upon further examination confessed to more things.</p>
<p>Mr. Murthway's apprentice produced a neck-cloth, a pair of laced ruffles, a white handkerchief, a pair of black mittens, a tea-spoon, a punch bowl, two table cloths, and a long robe, which he deposed the prisoner pledged with him and his fellow servant. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutor promised, upon my owning it he would forgive me. I have no evidence here but my husband, and he is against me.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. How comes it that her husband is produced as evidence against her?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did no call upon him to give evidence. I know no other reason for it, than that she has pawned all his things, even his clothes and shirts off his back.</p>
<p>Mr. Recorder. Gentlemen of the jury, you must lay the husband's account out of the question. It is not evidence.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. What family has she?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. None at all.</p>
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<persName id="t17690510-22-person291"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690510-22-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> not being at home, he was carried to Tothill-fields Bridewell; after that he was brought and committed, when I took him and carried him to the pawnbroker's, and searching him, I found four more spoons (produced and deposed to) in his pocket. The rest he had made away with.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-22-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Keyte, a pawn broker, the prisoner brought these two spoons (produced in Court and deposed to) to our shop the morning that he fire happened and said he was sent with then by Mr. Brown, and wanted half-a-guinea up them. I had heard there had been a fire at Hungersord, so I asked him if he had been at it. He said, Yes. I said, I hoped he had not taken them; he said, No, he had not. I stopped them, and sent for Mr. Brown. He came, owned the spoons, and took them away. A little time after he came back with the prisoner, and there were four more found upon him.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did you deliver these spoons to the prisoner to take care of them for you?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I did not, nor to pawn neither.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>In helping to move his goods, I found the spoons in the open street, wrapped up in a piece of paper; I was very much in liquor; I took and put them in my pocket. After that there were two soldiers drinking with me, who left me to pay the reckoning, so I was obliged to make away with some of them. I served his Majesty twenty-three years and eleven months, and am an
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<interp inst="t17690510-23-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going from the Strand towards Covent-Garden, when in Maiden-Lane I heard the cry, Stop Thief! The prisoner was seized about ten yards before we came up to him. I saw him throw the tankard away. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is the tankard I lost that day. The person that took it up in the street delivered it to a friend of mine, but did not care to be troubled in attending here.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to see a friend of mine at Cherry Garden Stairs, at the corner of the street where the prosecutor lives. I met a man that I was acquained with; we went into this house to drink. We had two tankards of beer, and a paper of tobacco. I came out after I had paid for one pot. Coming down the street, I met the man again: he asked me whither I was going; Home, I said I was. He said if I would take that thing home for him, he would be obliged to me. I said if it would be no way cumbersome, I would. He took it out of his pocket, and said he was going down to Leverpool, and would carry it to his mother there. I took it, and at the corner of Halfmoon-Street I met the prosecutor; he stopped me and called me thief. Then it came into my head that it was stole, so I ran away, and dropped it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. When he came into my house he had a man with him, named Dunn, whom I have known five or six years. The prisoner went away before him.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176905100025"/> tankard, value 9 l. a silver waiter, value 3 l. six silver table-spoons, value 3 l. a pair of silver tea-tongs, value 8 s. a silver milk-pot, a pair of silver salts, two silver salt-shovels, and five silver tops of cruet-stands, the property of the said William, in his dwelling-house </rs>. +</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-24-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and got hand bills distributed about. On the Sunday morning Mr. Keys, Mr. Lyon, and Mr. Lazrous, came and told me some of the things were stopped, and that they had got one of the robbers.</p>
<p>Q. Was your house fast over night?</p>
<p>Hynam. My parlour, which I always sit in, was fast, which I left about half an hour after ten at night. I am always the last up in the house. I had an apprentice which lay in the shop. When he heard the shutter fall into the room, he got up, thinking the cat had thrown something down. He saw a man with a dark lanthorn, and he was so struck, that he ran and hid himself in his bed again. This he told me was about four o'clock. The shutter was thrown into the middle of the room from off the hinges.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-24-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On a Saturday, ten minutes before six in the morning, the prisoner and another man came to my house. The man said he had got some plate. I said, It is my sabbath, therefore I cannot touch money to-day. If you leave it with me, I will go and weigh it, and pay you in the morning. After they were gone, I went to Mr. Lazrous and Mr. Keys, and let them know that such things were at my house, and asked what I should do. They said, Leave the plate at home, and when they come, we will come and take them. At night the prisoner came, and I gave notice to them. I put the spoons and salts in my pockets, and went over to an alehouse and shewed them to them. I told the prisoner I would not pay him, without the other, his companion, was there. The other man never spoke a word to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-24-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Lyon came to me about two months ago, and said he was linked in with a parcel of thieves, who came to his house with stolen goods; and as he was an old man, he was afraid of being transported fourteen years. He advised with us what to do. We advised him to stop thegoods, and come to us, and we would assist him. He came one Saturday, about ten or eleven o'clock, and said, there were a couple of young fellows that had brought some plate, and had left it in his custody. I took him to Mr. Keys. They were to come to fetch the money. He agreed to give us notice. He came at night to us and agreed to give us a call. We went to his house. The door was upon the jar. The silver was all there, the prisoner and Lyon were agreeing, they talked of four shillings and four shillings and six-pence. Keys secured the prisoner, and the plate. He desired me to stay there, and he would go and see for the other thief. The prisoner said, Do not take the plate, for where that goes I must go. Keys came back again, but the other person got off. (The plate produced and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-24-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. I was there, and took the prisoner into custody.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I met
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<interp inst="t17690510-24-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a schoolfellow of mine, who asked where I was going; I said to my father in Leadenhall-street. He asked me to go with him to Mr. Lyon's. I did. He then took out some plate. Mr. Lyon desired him to come again. At night he went down to Mr. Lyon's with some plate in his pocket, and some in a silk handkerchief. The two officers came up and took hold of me. They wanted to take the plate away; but I said the plate shall not go without me. I said, Where that goes, I will go to clear my character.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>304. (M.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming up the road, and met a Jew and two women. The Jew offered me two shirts and a neckcloth to sell, and I bought them; but in a day or two after I was taken up on suspicion of stealing his things.</p>
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<p>306. (M.)
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<p>A copy of the record of the trial and conviction of
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<interp inst="t17690510-27-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> read in Court; wherein it appeared, that he robbed the prosecutor, Mr. Bigott, of the watch, seal, a guinea, and a quarter guinea, on the highway, in the county of Essex, on the 20th of September, 1768, and was tried and capitally convicted for the same at the Essex assize, February 28, 1769.</p>
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<persName id="t17690510-27-person332"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690510-27-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who advised me to put out hand-bills. I did. After which, I was informed a man was apprehended, offering my watch to pawn. By his being apprehended, I came at the knowledge of Lambden. I gave evidence against him on the trial. It was a Pinchbeck metal watch and seal; the watch was ordered to be kept, in order to be produced on this trial.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-27-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the corner of Strutton-ground, with Mr. Hulsey, a pawnbroker. On the 22d of September last, the prisoner came to our house, with this watch, (producing a Pinchbeck metal watch) and asked fifteen shillings on it. I was told there was another man came with him to the door, but I do not know who he was. I heard that man say, Don't take less than fifteen shillings upon it. I had read the hand-bill from Sir
<persName id="t17690510-27-person334"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17690510-27-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , so I saw the watch answered to the bill. I asked him how he came by it, or whose watch is it? He said, What was that to me. I shewed him the hand-bill, and told him it was stole. I sent the boy in the shop for an officer. The prisoner said, You may keep the watch, but I shall go. He went away, and went down Strutton-ground, and I after him. He walked till he came to the bottom, where there was another man waiting for him. They looked back, and saw me, and immediately they ran towards Tothill-fields Bridewell. They found I got ground of them; then they parted. The prisoner asked me what I wanted with him; he then was walking on. I then went immediately to Mr. Wright, at Bridewell, and said, Here is the watch, and there is the man; pointing to the prisoner: Then he, I and another person went and took him upon the Green. He made some resistance. We took him into Bridewell. There we examined him. He was very resolute. We found this pistol loaded in his pocket ( producing a flat pocket pistol): He said, he bought the watch of a journeyman baker. He was examined afterwards before a magistrate, and confessed he had it of Lambden.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Lambden was a journeyman baker.</p>
<p>Nash. The last time he was examined before Sir
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<p>Prosecutor. This is my watch ( holding it in his hand) which I was robbed of in Essex by Lambden.</p>
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<interp inst="t17690510-27-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Red-Lion alehouse, Christopher-yard, Southwark. I have known the prisoner three years. I never saw Lambden but twice in my life. He came to my house the 14th of last September, and asked if I could lodge him. About ten minutes after that, the prisoner came in. They drank together, and then they and two others went all up stairs and lay in one room, where were two beds. I do not know whether they were bedfellows or not; they both lay in one room. I saw Lambden and the prisoner together. Also on the 16th, Lambden had about a pound and a half of beef-steakes dressed in my house. The prisoner was in my house before he came in. Lambden asked him to eat with him; he did, they had a pot of beer and a glass of brandy. This was the very same Lambden that was tried at Chelmsford. I was also there upon the trial.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The seal was found upon Lambden, when he was taken.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I received that watch of
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<interp inst="t17690510-27-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to pawn for him. I lit of him promiscuously in Westminster. I innocently went to pawn it, and the pawnbroker stopped it. He asked me how I came by it. I said, I had it of a young man to pawn, who was at the door, at that time. When the man said it was advertised, and shewed me the bill, I went out of the shop to the young man, to clear myself, but he was gone up the street. I followed him, and the pawnbroker came after me. I told Lambden I was stopped with the watch, and begged of him to come back. He ran away directly. I never ran, I walked away. I lived with Mr. Hobbs's father at Stanmore. He is upon the jury, please to ask him my character, and also Mr. Fulcher.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<p>Tussin Hobbes. The prisoner lived with my father a little while. I know but very little of him. I can say nothing as to his character for or against.</p>
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<p>307. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am not guilty. I am a
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<p>308. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of it than of my dying day. After this they brought a man up, and the raisins. I believe the constable was bail for that man, and they let him go.</p>
<p>Long. When I came back from carrying the prisoner to the Compter, the frail of raisins was gone from the table, and it was found in a boat. A man, called Battersea Jack, was coming with his sculls, and I said, Is this your boat? He said it was. I said, How came that frail of raisins in your boat? He said he did not know. I went to call the constable and watchmen, then Battersea Jack had put the frail out of his boat into a luggage boat, and was going away. I said, You had better come back, or I shall send for you. He did. I took him also before a magistrate, but not bringing the person that saw him put the frail in his boat, he was discharged.</p>
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