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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177001170001"/>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 17th, Thursday the 18th, Friday the 19th, and Saturday the 20th of JANUARY, 1770.
<p>In the Tenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Second SESSION in the Second 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>64. (M.)
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<p>65. (M.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177001170003"/> him into the parlour to set it down: in the mean time came another and knocked at the door. I went and opened it. The man asked for some doctor that I did not know. I directed him to the globe tavern, where he might hear if any such person lived near. I was returning back towards the parlour, and met the prisoner coming out. He gave me a paper, and said, this is the direction; if you send any servant, he would take care he should have the box. I suspected he had something under his coat, by his going out with one hand behind him under it. I went into the parlour, and found the candle lying on the table, and the silver candlestick was gone. I ran after him, and catched him in Church-court, near St. Martin's church, about 200 yards from my master's house: I laid hold of him, and received several blows from him. He instantly threw down the candlestick; one
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going about my business up Church-court; this man came and laid hold of me, and called out, Stop thief! I never saw the candlestick. It is possible, I might knock it out of his hand in the scuffle. I never was at his master's house.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<p>Q. When had you seen it last?</p>
<p>Mr. Roberts. I had seen it hanging up in the parlour that day before I went out, about four o'clock in the afternoon. When I came home, between seven and eight o'clock, my maid gave me a direction to go to the swan and two necks, in Lad-lane, for a box. I went there the next morning, but no box was there for me. (That direction I left at Sir John Fielding's ) When I came home, I asked my maid what sort of a man it was that left that direction? She said, he was a very tall, thin man. Such was the prisoner. In looking round the room, I missed my sword; I went and got it advertised, and the Saturday following, Mr. Fielding sent for me to come to him on the Monday, at eleven o'clock. He said a man was taken up for stealing a silver candlestick, and he thought he might be the man that had stole my sword. I went and found the prisoner there, and my sword (produced in court.) This sword is my property; I have wore it five or six years.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-2-person49" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Roberts. On a Wednesday in last month, the prisoner knocked at our door. He asked if Mr. Roberts was at home? I told him no. He asked what time I expected him in? I said that was uncertain. He said he was book-keeper at the swan and two necks in Lad-lane, and there was a box left there for my master, and had been there above a week, and he called to let us know, fearing there might be something of consequence in it. He asked me leave to write a direction. I asked him to walk into the front parlour; and gave him a pen and ink.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The sword hung in that parlour.</p>
<p>J. Jones. While he was writing the direction, another man knocked at the door; I went to answer at the door, and left the prisoner in the parlour. The man at the door asked if a captain did not lodge here? I told the man we had no lodger at all. He said, a friend of his had fell down in the street, and broke his leg, and he would be very much obliged to me, if I could direct him to a captain, naming a name, to assist in getting his friend into the hospital. While I was talking to him, the prisoner came out of the parlour, and delivered a direction to me, and desired me not to forget to deliver it to my master, and went away.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>J. Jones. This was about a quarter after six in the evening. I thought it very odd, he should come so out of the parlour. I went in after he was gone, but did not miss any thing then. The
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177001170004"/> next morning I missed the sword and belt, and told my mistress of it. When my master returned he soon missed it. I am sure the prisoner is the man that came in and wrote the direction; he had the same great-coat on he has now: he had it open. I know his face and his voice; and am certain he is the man.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-2-person50"> Joseph Jenkinson
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<interp inst="t17700117-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 20th of December, about seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and pledged this sword with me; I lent him 25 s. on it: two days after that, I saw it advertised, and I carried it to Sir
<persName id="t17700117-2-person51"> John Fielding
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it. If they have a mind to take my life away, I can't help it. I did live with Mr. Bland, a single gentleman, in Essex; and I lived with Col. Sands; and after that, I was eleven months in the horse-guards; and it was my intention to go into the army again.</p>
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<p>Mary Ware. On the 8th of December, about nine o'clock in the evening, I, and my servant,
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-3-off30 t17700117-3-crimeloc21"/>, near my own house; four men crossed over the road to us; one of them said, Lady, a little of your money, if you please. I had gone out in a hurry, and put no pockets on. I said I had no pockets on; you may feel, if you have a mind to it. Then one of them, untied my cloak, and took it off. It was white sattin. At their first coming to us, one of them said, Shoot her! another said, Don't hurt her! At their going away, I said, in my fright, pray give me my cloak again. One of them then said, Blow her brains out! and I heard a pistol snap. They had, all four, pistols in their hands. I cannot say I should know any of them; they appeared to be young fellows; but I did not look in their faces; they had all their own hair. (Such were the prisoners.)</p>
<p>Q. Was it light, or dark?</p>
<p>M. Ware. It was quite moon-light. It was the shortest that untied my cloak. I had it advertised at Sir
<persName id="t17700117-3-person64"> John Fielding
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<persName id="t17700117-3-person65"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17700117-3-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, where I saw my cloak again, and the three men prisoners there. (Produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-3-person66" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Miss Ware. I was with her when she was robbed. We were stopped by four young men; it was on a Friday evening, about nine o'clock, not an hundred yards from our own home, as we were coming from town. When they came up to us, they asked for a little of our money; mistress said she had no pockets on; they searched her, and found she had not. It was the short man that took her cloak. Then they came to me, and asked for my money; I gave them a shilling and some halfpence. As they came up to us, one of them said, Shoot her! and when they went away, one of them said they would blow her brains out, because she said, Pray don't take my cloak. I took notice of their faces. I know Corby and Busby; Busby is the short one. I gave my money into one of the tall one's hands, but whether it was Corby, or one of the others, I cannot tell. It was Busby that took my mistress's cloak. I saw them the Tuesday se'nnight after at Sir
<persName id="t17700117-3-person67"> John Fielding
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<p>Q. Where does your mistress live?</p>
<p>S. Lawrence. She lives in Brumpton-road. She is of no business. I have lived with her about seven years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know either of the prisoners before?</p>
<p>S. Lawrence. I do not know that I ever saw any of them before.</p>
<p>Mr. Fryer. I am a pawnbroker, and live at the corner of Walker's-court, St. James's. On the 9th of December, at night, the woman at the bar brought this cloak, and said she brought it from a lady of her acquaintance, to pledge; I lent her 25 s. upon it. She said it had been fetched out of pawn some where else, where it had lain for 27 s. About a week after, Sir
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<interp inst="t17700117-3-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the crown ale-house, in Brumpton-road. On Friday the 8th of December, there were four young men came into my house, and staid and drank till about nine o'clock, then they went away; and the next morning I heard of this robbery. I am sure Corby and Busby were two of them, and I believe Butler, the evidence, was one with them; I thought so when I saw them again at Sir John's.
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<p>Busby. I was in that house with two other men; but I cannot say who they were.</p>
<p>W. Butler. I am near 18 years of age. I am a plaisterer. The three prisoners were with me in Bow-street; but only Corby and Busby were with me in the Brumpton-road. We saw the lady; we went to her, and asked for her money; she said she had none: then Corby took her cloak from her. Corby had a broken pistol that would not fire; Busby had one that would. I had no pistol.</p>
<p>Q. Who else was with you?</p>
<p>Butler. I do not remember any body else being with us. I was very much in liquor; so were they. She said she had no pockets on. I went to feel for her pockets, and found she had none. The other young woman was with the lady; we heard them squeak when we ran away.</p>
<p>Q. Who said, Blow her brains out?</p>
<p>Butler. I did not hear it. I was very drunk.</p>
<p>Q. How came you acquainted with them?</p>
<p>Butler. I met with them at the hole-in-the-wall, in Bow-street.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure there were but two with you?</p>
<p>Butler. I believe there were but two besides myself: I know there were but two came home with me. I was sober then; we had been at some house on the road, and had had two or three pots of beer, about eight o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was you examined before Sir
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<p>Butler. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give the same account there, as now?</p>
<p>Butler. I did, as near as I can remember.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known
<persName id="t17700117-3-person71"> James Cole
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<p>Butler. He was apprentice to my grand-father.</p>
<p>Q. Was he with you in Brumpton-road, or not?</p>
<p>Butler. He was not with me in coming home, I am sure, but he was there when we came in, that is, at the hole-in-the-wall.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the cloak?</p>
<p>Butler. I carried that to
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<interp inst="t17700117-3-person72" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , to her room, and desired her to go and pawn it for me. I told her it was the property of a young woman I was going to live with, a young woman of the town, that wanted some money. She went and pawned it on the Saturday night for half a guinea; she said that was all she had got for it. I had half a crown of it, and Busby and Corby had the rest. She said she gave it to them.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you where she pawned it?</p>
<p>Butler. No, I did not ask her; I had no intention to fetch it out again.</p>
<p>Cole's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about it.</p>
<p>Corby's Defence.</p>
<p>I do not know any thing of that young man, (meaning Butler) he is no acquaintance of mine. I went with Busby a little way out town, to an acquaintance's house, and my acquaintance had left the house. And in coming home, we called in at a house and had some beer; it might be that gentleman's house, for ought I know. (meaning Mr. Wheatly) We came home. I know nothing of any robbery.</p>
<p>Busby's Defence.</p>
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<p>Warden's Defence.</p>
<p>He (meaning Butler) desired me to carry the rest of the money to Corby, which I did, and delivered it into his hands; he said it belonged to a woman he was going to live with.</p>
<p>To Cole's Character.</p>
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<p>To Warden's Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-3-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I did keep a publick-house, This Warden lived
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<p>No evidence was given on this indictment.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-3-person86" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Leicester-fields. On the 15th of December, about half an hour after nine o'clock at night, I put
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-3-victim85 t17700117-3-viclabel32"/>) I went out, and was returning home from
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-3-off30 t17700117-3-crimeloc33"/>, some men followed me; one of them put his arms round my neck, and asked for a kiss. I turned round, and said, Go about your business. Upon that, he took the cloak off my shoulders, and passed it to a second man. The evidence, Butler, looks like the man that took it. The person that received it, came and gave me a violent blow under my left ear. They went off with it. It cost 12 s. but a little before. I do not know any of the prisoners.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-3-person88"> Henry Wright
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<interp inst="t17700117-3-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to
<persName id="t17700117-3-person89"> Henry Steel
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<interp inst="t17700117-3-person89" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17700117-3-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a pawnbroker.
<persName id="t17700117-3-person90"> Margaret Warden
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<interp inst="t17700117-3-person90" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> pawned this cloak to me for six shillings. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>J. Finley. This is the cloak: it is the property of
<persName id="t17700117-3-person91"> Lucy Hicks
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<p>W. Butler. Cole, Bromley, and I, had been drinking together, and were going to Westminster, where I lodge. Going down Princes-street, we saw this gentlewoman; I ran after her, and laid hold round her neck; said she, What do you want? I said, I want to kiss you. She said, Go along. I took her cloak off and put it behind me. She went to catch at me, and I hit her once or twice. I seeing some people on the other side the way, I ran down Leicester-fields. The two prisoners were not with me then; they were in Princes-street. I carried the cloak to Westminster. After I got there, they came to me, and said, What did you do to the woman? I said, What is that to you? I hid the cloak in the house, and afterwards gave it to Peg Warden to pawn it for me. The two prisoners had none of the money; I had it all myself.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>Court: They are usually called puffers, are they not?</p>
<p>Nilson. They are. The prisoner was
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<persName id="t17700117-4-person98"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17700117-4-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a little before last sessions; there I saw it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-4-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lived in the house where the pistol was lost from, at the queen's-head. I can swear this is the pistol that was left there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-4-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 6th of November last, I was employed with Mr. Barrow, the constable, to go to Mr. Hall's, in Drury-lane; there we found the prisoner, and a looking-glass. (On which there is another indictment.) We took the prisoner before Sir
<persName id="t17700117-4-person101"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17700117-4-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and he was committed to New-prison. Then the gentleman, whose name was Jones, had a search-warrant to search the prisoner's lodgings. We went to the red-cow, in Charter-house-lane, where he lodged; there we found this pistol in a drawer in his lodging, and several other things. He was examined before Sir
<persName id="t17700117-4-person102"> John Fielding
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<p>Mr. Nelson. The prisoner was asked by Sir John, How he came by this pistol? He said he bought it of a man in the street.</p>
<p>Mr. Sing. I heard him say the same there.</p>
<p>Mr. Hall. The prisoner lodged at the red-cow, in Charter-house-lane; he has worked for me about six months: I was present when the pistol was found in his room.</p>
<p>Langley. A few days after the prisoner was taken up, I went to him in prison, and asked him, whether or not he was guilty in taking other things? He said he could give no answer at that time, because there were two other persons with him I said, there is a remarkable pistol found, which I understand will be advertised. Said he, I wish you would go to the auctioneer in Holborn, and tell him not to appear against me, for I did take it, and I will pay him for it. Instead of going to Mr. Nelson, I went to Mr. Hall, and told him of it. Then Mr. Hall went and told Mr. Sing of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>What Mr. Langley says, is quite false. I bought the pistol with other things, at a sale at the half-moon tavern, in Aldersgate-street.</p>
<p>He called two witnesses to his character, who said they had known him some time, and they knew ill of him.</p>
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<p>There were two other indictments against him.</p> </div1>
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<p>Burch's Defence.</p>
<p>My master sent me for a jobb; coming back by the gentleman, he turned round, and laid hold of me, and said I had picked his pocket; and carried me away to the counter. I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Thompson's Defence.</p>
<p>The gentleman laid hold of me, and said I was a confederate. I did not see the handkerchief.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-7-person121" type="given" value="William"/>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-7-victim120 t17700117-7-viclabel53"/>. One of my paper-hangers came last Thursday, and told me, he was coming through Rosemary-lane, and saw several pieces of paper of my make, which he suspected to be stolen. I went. They were at
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<interp inst="t17700117-7-person122" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's. I can swear to 30 pieces of them. I charged the prisoner with taking them out of my shop. He confessed he did take 38 pieces; that he sold some to Mrs. Scully; that the last six pieces he sold for 7 s. 6 d. which were worth 18 s. I found 30 pieces. He told me he had one piece at his lodgings, where I found it. I had not the least suspicion of him before. (Produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-7-person123" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at the bottom of the Minories, in Rosemary-lane. I bought this paper of the prisoner at the bar. I had known him five or six years: and that he did carry business on for himself. I apprehended him to be a very honest man.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>76. (L.)
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<p>Thomas Green. I am a pin-maker. The prisoner brought these papers of pins to my shop to fell them. He said he found them on Saturday night, on London-bridge. I did not know whose they were; I seeing the haberdasher's mark upon them, carried them to Mr. Sibley, and asked how he marked such pins? He told me the letters which are here upon them. Then I produced them to him, and said, I supposed he was robbed. (The pins produced in court.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-8-person128" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Sibley. I marked these papers of pins myself. These letters tell us the price they cost. We sell them by these marks.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found these pins on London-bridge.</p>
<p>He called
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<interp inst="t17700117-8-person131" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17700117-8-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and Mr. Parvel, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>77. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17700117-9-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , is the chief witness; he was trusted with papers of halfpence to pay the carmen. He will give the court an account of it.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-9-person144"> Daniel Davis
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<interp inst="t17700117-9-person144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Messr. Garrat, and Co. On the 9th of December, I had ten papers of halfpence, three shillings worth in a paper, delivered to me to pay the carmen, who were to bring 20 hogsheads of sugar. I had laid them upon some buts in the warehouse; I was obliged to turn my back at the time the prisoner (who was one of the carmen) brought his cart in. The first cart was unloaded, and I was going to pay that man; but upon telling my papers over, I missed one. There were three carts came together. I charged all the three men; they all denied it. Upon going to search the prisoner, he laid his hay out of his hay-basket, for me to look into the basket. Another of the carmen bad him take me up for scandalizing him. I searched his cart, and found the paper of halfpence in his cart, by the side of a hogshead, with some litter upon it: then I charged him with it. He cried, and said he had taken it for his fare. The fare was 3 s. but he had first denied knowing any thing of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>There were ten or eleven papers, and I took but 3 s.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>Mr. Hall. I am a master carman. The prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-9-defend133 t17700117-9-deflabel65"/>; I never had a better servant in my life; he never was fuddled all the time he was with me, nor ever wronged me. How this happened, I do not know.</p>
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<p>77. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17700117-10-person150" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was my late master. He is now gone to the East Indies. He did live in Vigo-Lane, St. James's. He gave an entertainment on the 29th of Dec. at a tavern in
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-10-defend146 t17700117-10-deflabel72"/> there. My master was going out that morning, and gave me his gold watch to lock up in a drawer. He went out soon after ten o'clock. I locked it up and returned him the key; and at eleven I saw the prisoner in that room. As soon as my master came home I dressed him. The company were all come just before the clock struck four: dinner was ordered to be upon table. When the waiters came to bring the dinner, they brought the prisoner and the gold watch together. There were the pawnbroker and one of Sir
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<interp inst="t17700117-10-person151" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's men. They desired to see my master. I said they could not because he was engaged in company. They said they must see him for he was robbed of his watch. I said it was impossible for I had locked it up. Then the pawnbroker pulled it out of his pocket; I knowing it, went to my master. I knew it to be my master's watch; the maker's name on it was
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<interp inst="t17700117-10-person152" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , No. 78. I have been at the maker's house with it. There was a gold chain and a gold hook to it. It used to hang at master's bed's head. The prisoner had taken the hook and a gold ring off, and he told the pawnbroker where they were, and he went and got them. The pawnbroker put them to the watch, and my master has got the watch with him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the name and number before?</p>
<p>Chambers. I did. The prisoner owned he had taken it, but said he found it in the window in that room. The pawnbroker found a key where he found the ring which opened the drawer where the watch was locked up as well as the right key.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-10-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Kates, pawnbroker in Chandos-Street. On the 29th of December in the afternoon, a woman brought this watch to pawn. I asked her how much she wanted upon it: she hesitated some time, and at last said as much as I could lend her. She seemed not to know whether it was a gold or metal one; first she asked twenty pounds, then ten. She said a gentleman sent her. I told her it was necessary to see that gentleman. She took me to him. I got assistance and took him into custody. It was the prisoner. He acknowledged he sent her with it, and claimed it as his property. I had one of Mr. Fielding's men with me. We took him into my master's parlour; there he acknowledged how he came by it. Then we took him to the prosecutor, who said by all means he would prosecute him. I heard him acknowledge he took the hood and ring off, and where they were. The key that was delivered to me by a woman where we had the ring and hook, opened the lock as well as if made for it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had no false key.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-11-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I rent a room of the prosecutor, and work in the same room he does. I saw the box and things in it. About a quarter before eight o'clock in the evening the prisoner came up to me as I was at work. I said, Where is my landlord (knowing he had been drinking with him all the evening ). He said he just came from him at the public-house. He asked me where his wife was. I said she is gone out to see one of her acquaintance. He wished me a good night and went away; and in about half an hour he and another man came up again; he took a chair and sat down. He brought a pair of old shoes to mend. He got up from his chair and began cursing and swearing to the other man
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<p>"Not a word by Jesus!" He stood over me till the other man got down stairs that I should not stir. He did not lay hold of me, but it is my opinion if I had offered to stir, he would have killed me. Then he said, Light me down stairs. I took the candle and lighted him down. I was so much frightened that I returned to my own garret and was afraid to leave my room all night. I sat up till the watch went twelve, and my landlord came home about half an hour after. Then he called to me to know where his box was. I told him what had been done. He made me get up: then we went to the prisoner's house: we found he was in bed. He said he knew nothing of it.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the other man?</p>
<p>Davis. I never saw him before. He was about five feet seven inches high, and had had the small-pox. After the prisoner was taken up, one
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-11-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a victualler in Rosemary-Lane. I have known the prisoner about twenty-six years. He is an industrious man. I buy tobacco of him. He has always behaved well. I would trust him now was he at large.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-11-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Blakeney's Head in Bow-Street. The prosecutor's wife is servant to me. He comes occasionally to see her. I remember he and the prisoner drinking together in my house (I don't know the day) till, I believe, after twelve at night. The prisoner was a
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<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Brewer. It was not very dark. I came to the cross road that goes to the Half-way-house: the road goes to Stepney. I turned my head over my shoulder and saw they were just the same as they had been all the way up the road, walking single one after the other. I had not stepped four steps before one of them came up to me. He catched hold of my right shoulder and said, Sir, we have need of you to night. I said I hope you will not go to use me ill; take what I have got. He took my watch and put it in his pocket (a silver one): it cost me five guineas. Then he felt for my money, which was loose in my breeches pocket, as near as I can guess there were seven or eight shillings in silver, some half-pence and farthings: one of the other two came up and took my handkerchief out of my pocket. They were then all three abreast of me: then they bid me go along. I said I wish you all a good night. One of them up with a broom stick and offered to strike me; another said, Don't use the gentleman ill, we have took what he had got. I did not see any weapon the others two had. The first that came up to me was a short thick man, with a flapped hat and a sort of a blue coat on. The prisoner is the very young man that stood at my left hand: whether it was he or the middle one that took my handkerchief I cannot say. The prisoner is not he that took my watch and money. The prisoner's hat was neither flapped, nor cocked, so but that I could see his face.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Brewer. No, I did not. I never saw him before to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find your watch again?</p>
<p>Brewer. No, I never did. I applied to Sir
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<p>I know nothing of it. I am a
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<interp inst="t17700117-12-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the White Bear in Well-street. The prisoner was at my house on the 18th of December, in the evening. I was in my bar; he said, Landlord, have you any company up stairs? I said no; said he, Are you not to have some to night? I turned my head, and looked at the dial; it was almost seven. I said, please to go into that room, some gentlemen will come soon. There was another with him. They went into the room, and called for a pint of beer; before they drank that, in came five or six of the gentlemen; the prisoner and his comrade went up and stayed above half an hour, as near as I can guess. Then they came down and had two Welch rabbits for supper. The maid drawed them a pint of two penny. After that they both came up again, and never quitted the club room till the company broke up, which was about half an hour after eleven. When they came down, they had a glass of brandy at the bar; then the girl said, gentlemen, there are two Welch rabbits to pay for, and a glass of brandy. The prisoner said, You are right, my dear, and put his hand in his pocket, and had not money enough, and he borrowed a penny of another man. After the prisoner was taken, I went into the prison to see him; he told me he was innocent of the fact. There is now one confined that did the robbery.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Martin. It was mentioned in my house, that the young fellow would turn evidence, and clear the prisoner, but Mr. Fielding would not let him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Martin. He had been at my house twice before.</p>
<p>Q. How many people were there of the club with him that night?</p>
<p>Martin. I believe there were about twenty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-12-person177" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the last witness; the prisoner came to my house about seven that night, and staid till pretty near half an hour after eleven. I am very sensible he was there all the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-12-person178" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Martin: the prisoner came to our house on the 18th of last month before seven, and staid there till half an hour after eleven: he was there all the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-12-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 18th of December I was at the White Bear in Well-Street. When I came in I saw him eating a Welch rabbit: he staid in company till about half an hour after eleven.</p>
<p>Q. How near is the White Bear to the new road that leads to Ratcliff-High Way?</p>
<p>Pen. As near as I can say it is near half a mile.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-12-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 18th of December I was in company with the prisoner at the White Bear. When I went in about eight in the evening, he was there: I went away about twelve, when he and three or four more went away: I looked at my watch; I believe it wanted one minute of half an hour after eleven. I came down stairs once and saw him eating a Welch rabbit; that was, I believe, just after I got there. I never saw him before. I know nothing of his character in the least.</p>
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<p>82, 83, 84, 85. (M.)
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<persName id="t17700117-14-person200"> Thomas Brewer
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , on the King's highway, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and taking from his person a silver watch, value 20 s. a salvatory, value 1 s. a steel pencil-case, value 6 d. and one lancet, value 6 d. the property of the said Thomas </rs>,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-14-off100 t17700117-14-cd88"/>. ++</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-victim202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-14-off100 t17700117-14-crimeloc90"/>: on the 22d of December, between seven and eight in the evening, coming on foot along the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-14-off100 t17700117-14-crimeloc91"/>, about the middle of the way I saw a man stand behind a watch-box. I suspected his design and I set off a run; upon which a whistle was given, and I was met with by two or three more, one in particular had a bludgeon: it was a very dark night. They cried, Stop! I fell down and they laid hold of me: there were four or five; I cannot tell the number. They asked me whether I had a watch, I told them I had, and put my hand into my left pocket and took out four or five shillings, and said that was all the money I had about me, and they were welcome to it: they searched my coat and waistcoat pockets: they took my watch, my salvatory, a steel pencil case, a lances, some halfpence, and one of my buckles out of my shoe; they bid me say nothing to any body, and have pity on the poor weavers; then they left me: it was so dark I do not know the men: I remember one of them had a blue jacket on. I have nothing to say against the prisoners at the bar.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-14-person203"> Geo. Elliot
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am high-constable. I was at the rotation when the prisoners were there. They all wanted to be admitted evidence. Conway was taken into a room. He desired to speak with me. Mr. Brebrook went into the room with me. Conway said he could make a greater discovery than the rest. He took this lancet out of his pocket (produced in court) and delivered it to Brebrook, and said, this lancet I took from the gentleman that I took the watch from. (A silver watch produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my watch, which I was robbed of that evening. At the same time, they took from me such a lancet as this. It was of the same man's make, and it had such a case; but lancets may be so much alike, I do not chuse to swear to that.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Elliot. Did the prisoner, Conway, mention this without being assured that he should be admitted evidence?</p>
<p>Mr. Elliot. He did.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-14-person204"> Andrew Robinson
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I attend the rotation at White-chapel. Upon an information that was given there, I was at the apprehending these prisoners at Shadwell, the day after Christmas-day. We took them into a public-house; there they were searched, We found some gunpowder and shot upon Chapman, and two flints upon Paterson. The next morning they were taken to the rotation-office. While they were examining, the man at the public-house, where they had been taken in and searched, came and brought his watch that is here produced.</p>
<p>Q. Is that man here?</p>
<p>Robinson. No, he is not.</p>
<p>Conway's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of the robbery than the child unborn. I get my living at sea. That lancet I had of a young fellow a sailor.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-14-person205"> Luke Flannagan
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person205" type="given" value="Luke"/>
<interp inst="t17700117-14-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a victualler in Rosemary-lane. I have known Conway about five years. I know no harm of him. He is in the seafaring way.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-14-person206"> Timothy M'Carty
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person206" type="given" value="Timothy"/>
<interp inst="t17700117-14-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the Minories. I give
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<persName id="t17700117-14-person207"> Thomas Carney
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person207" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17700117-14-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him between three and four years. I never knew any ill of him.</p>
<p>All four
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<persName id="t17700117-14-person208"> Peter Conway
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<persName id="t17700117-14-person209"> John Chapman
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<persName id="t17700117-14-person210"> William Paterson
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<persName id="t17700117-14-victim213" type="victimName"> John Chambers
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-victim213" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700117-14-victim213" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-14-off100 t17700117-14-crimeloc96"/>, at the end of Whitehorse-street. I had this dark lauthorn (producing one) in my hand. I heard some people coming. I held my lanthorn up, and saw Paterson's face as clear as I do now. After I had passed them, I did not hear their foot-steps. One came and got hold of my shoulder; another wrenched the lanthorn out of my hand, and threw it away. I cannot say I know the other men's faces; they were shorter men than Paterson. There were two men before me, one took my watch out of my fob, and another took about five shillings i n silver, and about eighteen-pence in halfpence and farthings out of my waistcoat pocket. They d - d me, and told me, if I spoke a word, I was a dead man. When they first laid hold of me, they took a bunch of keys-out of my pocket, but they gave me them again. Then they d - d me, and bid me go about my business, and if I offered to call out, they would shoot me. I cannot say I saw any fire-arms. I immediately went home. This was not above fifty yards from where I live. I lighted a candle, and went to the place, and found my lanthorn.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Paterson before?</p>
<p>Chambers. I never saw him before to my knowledge. I saw him the Saturday week after at the Rotation, and challenged him there. I had told the magistrate it was a very tall man. They brought in one man, that was not the man; then they brought in Paterson; then, I said that was the man that I saw. I said he had a sea cap on; then they brought in his sea cap and put it on him. I knew him to be the man.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-14-person214"> John Pointer
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person214" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700117-14-person214" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the day after Christmas-day, I heard
<persName id="t17700117-14-person215"> Robert Martin
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> say, if the Justice would admit him, he would open the whole affair concerning some robbery. Justice Wilmot took his information down. He said they always used Mackmullings's house, at the Star, in Star-street. We went down there. Just before we came to the house we saw four men. I knew Conway before we took him, and found gunpowder and shot upon him; and the next morning we were sent to take up Mackmullings, but he was gone. There was a pistol found just by the door, but the person that found it is not here. In Paterson's pocket were three flints.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-14-person216"> Jos. Levi
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the apprehending these men. In the skirmish, Paterson dropped the pistol. (Produced in court.) When it was produced, Chapman said it was Paterson's pistol. I saw no pistol in either of their hands. We took them in at the Wheat-sheaf. In Chapman's pocket, we found some powder and some large swan-shot; and in Paterson's pocket, we found a knife and three flints. The knife will answer the end of a screw-driver. Conway was one among them. I knew of nothing found upon him.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-14-person217"> Robert Martin
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a carman. I have known Chapman about a month. On St. Thomas's day, at night, he came to me, and asked me to go out with him, to get some money on the New Road. We met Paterson, Conway, and Milbank. We all agreed to go together. Going over the fields, we crossed at
<persName id="t17700117-14-person218"> Tom Turdman
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person218" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Hole. There we asked a gentleman's servant what o'clock it was; he said about ten. Chapman stopped a man, and took his hat from his head. The man said he had but three farthings about him. Chapman put his hat on my head. Milbank went home. Then we went down Mile-End road, and stopped a man upon a horse; he had but three farthings. Chapman or Paterson gave him a penny to get him a pint of beer. Then we stopped a farmer, and he had no money; and we gave him three-half-pence to get him a pint of beer. Then we turned back again. Coming by the World's-End, by Stepney Church, there we met Mr. Chambers. We went a little past him, and Chapman went back again, and knocked his lanthorn out. Then Chapman and Paterson rummaged him, and the other and I stood by. I do not know who took the watch, it was given into Conway's hand. They searched him, and he had no money about him. He had some halfpence and farthings and a pocket-piece in his waistcoat pocket; he said he had no silver. Coming to Mackmullings's house, Conway said he could get but twenty shillings upon the watch. We shared the money, and had
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177001170014"/> some brandy. Then we all went home. He was to have twenty shillings, but he got but eighteen shillings. He trusted two shillings.</p>
<p>Q. How much had you of the money for your share of the watch?</p>
<p>Martin. I had three shillings and sixpence in all. I saw Chapman buy the pistol; he gave four shillings and six-pence for it; it was all iron. He said he threw it away when they were going to take him. I had the pocket-piece, it had a sort of an eagle on it. I threw it away.</p>
<p>Conway's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of it.</p>
<p>Chapman's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was with that evidence, nor knew him in my life. I never had a pistol in my hand in my life. I came from Lincolnshire, and have no friend here.</p>
<p>Paterson's Defence.</p>
<p>These men did not take me up along with the others. I was going by to my lodging, having been to take my leave of my friends, as I was going to the Indies. He stopped me and brought me into the house. This last evidence never saw me with his eyes before that.</p>
<p>Pointer. They were all four together when I saw them at Mackmullings's.</p>
<p>For Paterson.</p>
<persName id="t17700117-14-person219"> David Rogers
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have Paterson's brother apprentice to me. I have known him years. I never heard he was guilty of any thing bad till this happened.</p>
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<p>Conway and Chapman
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<persName id="t17700117-14-person221"> William Paterson
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<persName id="t17700117-14-person222"> John China
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person222" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700117-14-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , on the King's highway, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and taking from his person a quarter guinea, and 4 s. 6 d. the property of the said John </rs>,
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<persName id="t17700117-14-victim224" type="victimName"> John China
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-victim224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the day after Christmas-day, between five and six in the evening, I was going from White chapel road up the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700117-14-off100 t17700117-14-crimeloc102"/>. The two prisoners at the bar met me about half way on the road. They passed me. I was alone. Chapman ran back and tapped me on the shoulder, and said, if I did not stop, they would blow my brains out, and clapped a pistol to my head. I desired him to put the pistol from my head, which he did, and put it across my shoulder. Then the other, Paterson, took my money away. he had a white waistcoat stripped with red on.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a light or dark night?</p>
<p>China. It was not a light night, but there were three links on the road at that time.</p>
<p>Q. How near were the links to you?</p>
<p>China. They were about the length of the court from me. I thought they were going to rob me, and I took my money out of my breeches pocket, and put it into my coat pocket. They felt for my watch; and they were in such a tremble that they did not find it. I had my hand in my pocket when they stopped me.</p>
<p>Q. What money did you lose?</p>
<p>China. They took a guinea, a half guinea, a quarter guinea, four shillings, or four shillings and sixpence. Then Paterson went to take my buckles. I said, my friend, they are only plated, they will be of no service to you. Then Chapman said, d - n it, never mind it. Then they took my hat; it was a new one; and away they ran. That was brought to me by an evidence here. (Produced and deposed to.) Chapman stuttered. I looked upon him to be in a flurry and frighted, but since I see it is only an impediment in his speech.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. The hatter that made it, lives near the New-church, in the Strand. Chapman wanted to be admitted an evidence, and acknowledged shooting the man that is now in the Infirmary.</p>
<p>Chapman. I took my hat off only to scratch my head. I had a fore head.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-14-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the apprehending these men; we took them in at the Wheat-sheaf, a publick-house, and searched their pockets. There was powder and shot taken out of Chapman's pocket; and some gun-flints, and a knife that will screw a gun, out of Paterson's. As we were bringing them along, through the turnpike, I saw Chapman wanted to sling his hat away, and Paget took it from him. We brought them up to the Man-in-the-moon, by Whitechapel church. We had stopped by the way, and had had a pot or two of beer. I believe it was about half an hour after nine o'clock when we got to the Man-in-the-moon. We searched them again, and under their shirts they had two ruffled ones.</p>
<p>Chapman. The prosecutor said before the justice, he could not swear to any of us.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I said I should be very loath to swear against any man, but I knew them. I did not say I could not swear to them.</p>
<p>Chapman's Defence.</p>
<p>I was drinking at Mackmulling's all that afternoon.</p>
<p>Paterson's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the fact with which I am charged.</p>
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<p>86. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
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<p>89, 90. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17700117-17-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of December, at the time of drawing the lottery, I saw these two boys very busy at several gentlemens pockets. The Prisoner went up and leaned over the rail; Jones was by him; he had his hand in his right-hand pocket; there happened to be nothing in it. Bowell wheeled round to his left side, and took this handkerchief out of the left-hand pocket, and thrust it into his breeches. Then I said to the prosecutor, You are robbed; and we accused the boy, and he took it out of his breeches himself.</p>
<p>Jones's Defence.</p>
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<p>Bowell's Defence.</p>
<p>I met this boy, and asked, which way he was going? He said to Coleman-street. We went into Guild-hall, and saw this handkerchief lying; I picked it up, and the people laid hole of me, and said I had picked the man's pocket. I was going
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<p>See Bowell tried last sessions by the name of Bowen, No. 42, in last Sessions Paper.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you remember ever seeing her in your shop before?</p>
<p>Gunston. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took a piece of lace up to look at it; I happened to be a little hard of hearing; I did not understand what he said; I went to the door to look at it, and he pulled me back, and I throwed it on the ground.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. The block that the ribbon was upon, was on the inside, at the screw-hole. We imagine he got at the ribbon by a wire, but that might be safely conveyed away.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Coming along, I saw such a thing hanging out. I had no wire about me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw him; neither was I near him. When he laid hold of me, there were three people between him and I.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He was the next person to me, and I saw it in his hand.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever get your guinea and shilling again?</p>
<p>Gilbert. No, I never did. She was there three or four hours. I left Mr. Cook with her, to see if he could persuade her to let me have my money again. She told Mr. Cook, if he would do so and so to her, (meaning in her indecent language) she would give him a crown of it. Finding I could do nothing with her, I charged a constable with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-24-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 11th of December, going out of this court into this yard, I felt a hand in my pocket: I turned about and saw the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand. I took him with it in his hand, and brought it into court. ( Produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Mr. Montague. I was at the court-door at the time, and saw the prisoner in court at the time sentence was passing on the convicts last sessions; then he went out, and in a few minutes time, Mr. Kirby brought him in again with the handkerchief.</p>
<p>The Prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>Harris's Defence.</p>
<p>I am not quite eleven years old.</p>
<p>Trigg's Defence.</p>
<p>I never took a handkerchief out of any body's pocket. We were standing to see the engine play, and Pain came and took hold of us.</p>
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<p>I had no weight in my hand. I am a
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<p>He called
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<p>101. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17700117-27-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 13th of December, there were twenty-eight bags of pomentoe on Botolph wharf. I employed three men to carry them up to a warehouse in Cross-lane, at so much a bag. The prisoner lent them a hand with them upon their shoulders; there being an odd bag, he desired I would let him carry that. I told him, I would give him a pot of beer. It was put on his back, but he never took it to the warehouse. I took him in Old-street, about a month after, and charged him with stealing it. He owned that he did steal it, and said he sold it at two places. I went and enquired at both the places, and both the people are off; one was a man over the water, and the other, a woman in East-Smithfield.</p>
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<p>Q. from prisoner. How could I run when I have got but one leg?</p>
<p>Hudson. He has a wooden leg, but he ran pretty fast.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming along, and I tumbled over the sugar.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-30-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; there he was asked, Where he lodged? He said that was nothing to them, and would nottell. They put him into the Round-house; and on Monday he was sent for before Sir John; there he told many false stories about his lodgings. We went from place to place; and when we came to the place where he said he lodged, the people said he never lodged there; they knew no such person. He begged to be sent to Tothill-fields bridewell; he was carried there. He was brought up again on the Wednesday to be examined; then he brought a parcel of girls to swear he was with them the night I was robbed, till a quarter after eleven o'clock. There was a girl swore she parted with him at the time of lighting the lamps, and went down with him to where she lived at Westminster, and they were there together some time.</p>
<p>In a very few Days will be published the second and last Part of these Proceedings, containing the Remainder of this and the other Trials.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177001170021"/>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 17th, Thursday the 18th, Friday the 19th, and</p>
<p>Saturday the 20th of JANUARY, 1770.</p>
<p>In the Tenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Second SESSION in the Second 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> </div1>
<p>Q. ARE you sure the prisoner is the man that robbed you?</p>
<p>Thyer. I am. He was in the front of me.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Thyer. There was a lamp over my head at the time, and two in the front farther on.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>Thyer. He had a brown coat on, buttoned up: and he had that same coat on the next morning when we took him up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Thyer. I never saw him before, to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did you not say at Sir John's that the man had a wig on?</p>
<p>Thyer. In my fright I did say at Sir John's I thought he had a sort of a cut wig on, but I was not sure. (The prisoner had his own hair). I took particular notice of his face.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether you did not before Sir
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<p>Thyer. No. I said it was about ten yards from the hospital.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did you not say I was like the man as one man may be like another?</p>
<p>Thyer. They said, Are you sure that is the man? I said as much as one man is like another. Said Justice Wright, What do you mean by that? I said I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Would not Sir John have discharged me if you had not insisted upon prosecuting me?</p>
<p>Thyer. A gentleman said, Let us have the two brothers up: his brother was brought up (or another man in that name ). I said they are not like each other. That is the man that robbed me, and pointed to the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did you not swear before Sir John it was before the watch was set?</p>
<p>Thyer. When I cried thieves (upon their running away) the watch was gone: then I thought the watch was not set. I told Sir John it was as night ten o'clock as possible, and that the watch was not set.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you been that night?</p>
<p>Thyer. I had been with a gentleman from Lynn in Norfolk, at the Coachmaker's-Arms, Long-Acre. That was the only house I had been drinking at.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Thyer. I was as sober as I am this minute.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in your way home?</p>
<p>Thyer. I had been with that gentleman from
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177001170023"/> Lynn (he is a cousin of mine) part of the way to his inn: he lodged at the Bell and Crown in Holborn, and I went as far as Turn-Stile, Holborn, and there I parted with him, and was going home and turned down Drury-Lane, and crossed over and turned down Brownlow-Street.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did not you say at the Mogul, after the examination in the afternoon, that you could not swear to the man, because he had a black wig on?</p>
<p>Thyer. No, I never thought he had a black wig on; I thought he might have a brown one. I said I was quite clear he was the man. I allow the wig had a little puzzled me, but when I came to recollect the man's face, it was all over.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-30-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prosecutor just after he had been before Sir John. He told me, the man was dressed in a brown coat, and he believed he had a brown wig on. He described the man so much, that I believed the prisoner to be the man. I said, if he had a wig on, he cannot be the man that I imagine.</p>
<p>Q. How did he describe him?</p>
<p>Stephenson. He described his size, a slim youth, rather taller than himself, and had a soft voice. Then I said, I thought it was
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<interp inst="t17700117-30-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I told him, we would take a walk up into the ruins of St. Giles's, (being Christmas-day) and see if we could find the people that had robbed him. I and my companion went in at the King's-arms, in Maynard-street; I saw the prisoner there; he was leaning over a settle; I asked him, how he did? Then the prosecutor came in. I said, Will you look about, and see if you know any body here? (I had told him, if we stopped a minute or two, to come in) He pitched upon the prisoner, and said, That is the man that robbed me, if one man is like an other (or something like that) Then I took and searched him, and found a shilling, a penny, and an ear-ring in his pocket. I carried him down to Sir
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<interp inst="t17700117-30-person344" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He would not tell where he lodged; he named a place, but when I went to search, the people said, he never lodged a night in the house in his life.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>This is a malicious prosecution. I can prove where I was from seven o'clock that evening, till eleven. I was at the Green-man, in New-street; and from thence I went to Cecil-court, in St. Martin's-lane; and went home at eleven o'clock to my lodgings, at Mr. Simpson's, a stay-maker, in Turner's-court, St. Martin's-lane. I am a
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-30-person346" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's at the time the prisoner was examined. The prosecutor related much the same he has here. The prisoner had two women there, to prove he was in another place at the time. The prosecutor was called again; and he said the prisoner was like the man, as one man may be like another. I thought his evidence was not quite so full as at first. I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-30-person347" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a carver, and live in Rebecca-court, on the top of Well-street, Oxford-road. On the day before Christmas-day, my wife and I, in coming home, about seven o'clock in the evening, met the prisoner in the piazzas, Covent-garden; we went to the Green-man, in New-street, and had a pot of beer, and staid there rather more than half an hour; he seemed to be a little in liquor. I parted with him at the door. He is a taylor. I don't know where he lodges.</p>
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<p>Mary Green. I am a millener and child's-coat-maker. I was in company with the prisoner on Christmas eve, at Mrs. Webster's, in Cecil-court, St. Martin's-lane, in
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<p>Q. Had you any tea; or any thing to eat or drink?</p>
<p>M. Green. No, we had not?</p>
<p>Q. How did you employ yourselves?</p>
<p>M. Green.
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<interp inst="t17700117-30-person353" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about twelve months; he lodges in St. Martin's lane. I don't know where he works. He came to my room between seven and eight o'clock, on Christmas eve.</p>
<p>Q. Who else were there in your room?</p>
<p>J. Dove. There was Mr. Clark, Green, and
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<p>Q. Had you any thing to eat or drink?</p>
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<p>Q. Who partook of it?</p>
<p>J. Dove. Jones, Lidia, Green, and myself. Jones staid in the room with me after they were all gone. They stayed till within ten minutes or a quarter of an hour of eleven.</p>
<p>Q. Had any body words in anger?</p>
<p>J. Dove. Jones and I quarrelled, but I do not know what about.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700117-30-person356" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I came into her room on Christmas eve, about seven o'clock; the prisoner came in between seven and eight o'clock. There were Green, I, and a young man, when he came in. Dove and Jones had some words about a young man.</p>
<p>Q. What had you to drink?</p>
<p>Hanwell. We had nothing to drink. I stayed till half an hour after ten o'clock, and left Jones and Dove in the room.</p>
<p>Mrs. Webster. I live in Cecil-court, and let lodgings. I know the prisoner was in my house on the Sunday evening before Christmas-day. There were words betwixt him and a young woman. I called him down, and said, I would have no noise in my house: he said he would no more. I do not know how long he stayed in the house; I can only swear, he was there till betwixt nine and ten o'clock.</p>
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<p>See him tried before, No. 626, in Mr. Alderman Harley's Mayoralty. No. 171, in Mr. Kite's Mayoralty. And No. 314, in Mr. Alderman Turner's Mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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