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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177004250001"/>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 25th, Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th, Saturday the 28th, Monday the 30th of April, and Tuesday the 1st of May, 1770.
<p>In the Tenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fourth SESSION in the Second MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>Sold by S. Bladon, at 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>1st London Jury.</p>
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<p>1st Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>2 d London Jury.</p>
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<p>2 d Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Jos. Jenkinson. I am servant to Mr. Murthwate, a pawnbroker in Great Poultney-street. On the 7th of April the man at the bar pledged a watch with me; it was like this, but I cannot swear to it. He took it out again on the 9th.</p>
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<p>Mason's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the watch with my eyes.</p>
<p>Duck's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been to Knightsbridge; coming home about a quarter after eleven, I had occasion to go up this alley to ease myself; there I found this watch, and went and pledged it for a guinea, and on the Monday I saw it advertised, two guineas reward. I took it out and carried it to him, and he detained me. I never saw this woman by me with my eyes before.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My master fell down in the street and daubed his clothes on a Sunday night, and on the Monday morning I was told they were to be carried to be cleaned. One of my countrymen came, he told me, there was a friend of his in the Borough could do. them well, and desired me to let him have them to clean. I delivered them to him to carry; that friend is since gone to Amsterdam, and I forgot to ask him where his friend lived. I have given myself a great deal of trouble to find him, but cannot. I used to do the cupping business. I left these instruments with his patients one day. I found the cock-spurs in an old drawer; I pricked my finger with one of them. I put them in my pocket to enquire what they were, and was told they were cock-spurs. Master asked me for them; I went and fetched them from where I had left them, two doors off, and delivered to him all I had taken out of the drawer, I had never seen such things before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-3-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , followed me to the public house; they asked me to go and see a person they call the coalheaver. I said, I would not. I came home, they followed me; I went up stairs. Before I could lock my box, Sarsfield and Dignam came to me. We went down, and I gave them a glass of liquor each. Said Sarsfield, I have had no victuals this day. I gave them some mutton chops at the Blakeney's head in Bow-street. They whispered together. Sarsfield and the prisoner went out, and staid some time; when they came back they went out again and whispered. I left them and went home at about half an hour after twelve at night; then I missed my box with the things in the indictment in it, (mentioning them) I had seen them about three in the afternoon; I never got any of them again.
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never talk to any of these people about making this matter up?</p>
<p>Hall. They offered me money, but I would not consent to it. I told Sir
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<p>Q. In what way of business was you?</p>
<p>Hall. I am a
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<p>Q. Did you not apply to any body to borrow some money?</p>
<p>Hall. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had you no conversation with your master about borrowing money?</p>
<p>Hall. No, never. He sent to me to know if I wanted money the week before. I told them, no; I would not borrow while I had money of my own.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-3-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a shoe-maker. I rented a garret of James Hall. I was at work in the garret; he came up about ten o'clock and unlocked his box, and took some money out, (this was the Wednesday after Christmas.) He locked it again, and went out again. Sarsfield came about eight, and said, Are you at work? I said, Yes. He staid two or three minutes, and went away. In about a quarter of an hour he came again. I said, Sir, Where is my landlord? He said, I left him at the public house. I said, What is it o'clock? He said, It is just eight. That time he brought the prisoner with him. I knew Sarsfield before, but I never saw the prisoner before that night. I am very sure he is the man. I knew him again when I saw him at Sir
<persName id="t17700425-3-person82"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17700425-3-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's about a month after. Sarsfield sat down facing me; then he got up, and began cursing and swearing, and said, he wanted some money to go to a club. He came round to me. I looked round, and saw the prisoner go to James Hall's box, which was just behind me, about two or three yards from me. He took the box in his arms. I said, Gentlemen, what do you mean? Sarsfield said directly, Not a word, by Jesus. The prisoner went away with the box. Sarsfield all the while was standing over me for two or three minutes after the box was gone out of the room.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner say any thing when he took the box, or while he was in the room?</p>
<p>Davis. He said nothing when he took it. He had been talking to Sarsfield.</p>
<p>Q. How long was the prisoner in the room?</p>
<p>Davis. About ten minutes. I had a candle in the room, and saw his face plainly before he went to the box.</p>
<p>Q. Was you examined on the trial of Sarsfield?</p>
<p>Davis. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing about the prisoner?</p>
<p>Davis. I told the same as now.</p>
<p>Q. Did you alarm any body?</p>
<p>Davis. No; I was afraid to stir out of the room. Sarsfield asked me to light him down stairs; I did, and wished him a good night. Then I went up to my room, and staid there till my landlord came home, after twelve o'clock. I dare not go down stairs. My room is up three pair of stairs. I saw nobody from their
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<p>Q. Did you not mention a word of Lee on the trial of Sarsfield?</p>
<p>Davis. I did not know his name then; I mentioned another man with Sarsfield. I knew his face, and know the prisoner is the man. When my landlord came home he missed his box; he came into the room where I was, and asked me where his box was; I told him Sarsfield and another man had been here and taken it away. There were some of the prisoner's countrymen and some of mine came to me last Monday and offered me seven guineas if I would go off. I am a Welshman. They said they would have a coach for me to carry me down to Windsor, or any other place. I saw one of them at the door as I came in.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of this affair. I know no more where this Hall lives than the child unborn. I never saw this last evidence till I saw him at Justice Fielding's. I never gave any body power to offer any money, or to do any such thing for me.</p>
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<p>Q. What day of the week?</p>
<p>Collins. The Monday or Tuesday in Christmas week. He said he had no money. I have made shoes for the prisoner; he paid me very honestly. He is a
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<interp inst="t17700425-3-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a peruke-maker, and live in Russell-street, Covent-Garden. I have known the prisoner four or five years. He is a very honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-3-person86" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>221, 222, 223, 224. (M. 1st)
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<p>The prosecutor's house is in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700425-5-off38 t17700425-5-crimeloc28"/>: the house being broke and goods taken away, was proved by the prosecutor and his servant, who made all fast over night. The only evidence to the fact, was
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<p>(M. 1st) They were all four a second time indicted; the first three for
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<p>Colby deposed, he broke the house and went in, and took the things mentioned; and when he brought them out, the prisoners were not there; he belived the watchman had drove them away, and that he went and sold the things to a woman at Graham's, not his wife; but his evidence not being supported by any other witness of credit, they were all four
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<p>(M. 2d) They were a third time indicted, the first three for breaking and
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<persName id="t17700425-5-person112"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> before I came to town, and had sent two women, who, I was informed, had seen Miller near my house: on which the prisoners were apprehended. I was present at their examination before Justice Welch, but do not recollect any thing material.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am butler. I locked the pantry up before I went into the country, and put the plate in the plate chest. I am not able to say the chest was locked. I had been but a little while at that place, and had not seen the key. I locked the pantry door in which the chest stood, and took the key with me: there was in the chest most of the plate laid in the indictment ( mentioning them.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The filligree boxes I brought from the East-Indies.</p>
<persName id="t17700425-5-person115"> John Colby
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Ford, Crookall, and Miller, were with me in this robbery. On the Monday, before I went into Hyde-park, coming back by this house, I saw some plate in the window: Crookall said to me, There is a good deal of plate in that
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177004250007"/> house: then we fixed upon that house to come to in the night. At night we met all four of us, and set out from the Boot in Cross-lane about twelve o'clock; I there told the other two of it. I told them I was going to Grosvenor-square, to a house there, where was a good deal of plate: we found the iron gate locked. I had a chissel in my pocket, and one of them had another: I put in mine and wrenched the gate open. I then went down and got the farther window open, by putting the chissel under it; it gave way a little; then I put my fingers under it and got it open. I hoisted up the sash, and got in at the window. There was nobody with me: they were up at the top of the stairs. I went into the kitchen; there was a parrot cage. I called up to the window to give me a light. There was no fire in the grate. I found a tinder-box, but there was no tinder in it. I strove to strike on the brimstone matches, but could not get fire. Crookall brought me a light; he went to put it in under the shutters and the draught of air put the candle cut: he was about a quarter of an hour in bringing it. After that I waited a good while and nobody brought a light. I got out at the window, and found the bit of candle. I took it, and went and lighted it myself at a lamp, about fifty yards from the house. Then I went in, and up stairs with the candle, and opened the kitchen door; Crookhall went in with me. I had opened a little door out of the kitchen that came into the area: we could find nothing in the kitchen of any value. I tried the kitchen door and could not open it; then I took a knife from the dresser and cut a pannel out; there was a bar went cross the door that shot in with a spring; I put my hand in and felt something move. I shoved the spring on one side and the bar came out; then Crookhall and I went out of the kitchen into a room on the left hand, where was some china; then there was another bureau desk we broke open, out of which we took a breast-buckle and a ring: then we came back again. There was a little pantry like; I know not whether it was locked or not; Crookhall had got it open before I came to it; there was some silver, but I am not certain what. Then we went up stairs; going up we went into a parlour where were books: we could find nothing there, nor in the back parlour. Then we went up stairs, and found a place with empty drawers; there were some ivory things; we did not touch any thing there. Coming down, upon the kitchen stairs, there was a closet, and a window upon the top; Crookhall looked in and saw something shine; I put my back to it, and he shoved against me; and when the door opened I fell down: there was a small waiter upon the dresser, and another plate, I cannot say what: there was a small chest stood upon another chest: we took it off and put it on the ground, and opened the chest. I do not know whether we broke it open, or whether it was not locked. There was a great deal of plate in it; very large plate, butter-boats, sauce-boats, a large waiter, spoons, a punch ladle; the candlesticks stood in a little closet on the right hand: we broke open the cupboard and took all we found, and put them into a green cloth which Crookhall brought there: we carried them down and laid the parcel on the floor; the cloth would not hold it all; then I went and found a woman's gown hanging on a peg; I put the rest into that; then we came up stairs and opened the street door and went out; the other two prisoners were there; they asked what we had got; I said a good deal of plate; we were in the house about three quarters of an hour. We went to Piccadiily and got a coach, and told the man we were going to Tower-hill, and bid him make haste, fearing the waggons should be gone, as the things we had were to go out of town. We all four got into the coach, and got out on Tower-hill; then I went to Graham's at Salt-peter-bank, which is about half a mile from Tower-hill; I had had dealings with him before. Then Crookhall came after me and brought the plate; the others came; we all went in. The plate was carried up stairs. I went up; the other three staid below. There were a pair of scales brought and the plate was weighed; it weighed three hundred and thirty-three ounces. He gave us 3 s. 6 d. an ounce for it, it came to 60 l. he paid 54 l. and left 6 l. remaining. It was put upon a bed. I laid myself on a bed and fell asleep. I do not know how it was taken away. I staid there about an hour, or an hour and a half. The money was not paid till after I awaked: then I called them up and threw the money down upon the table; it came to 15 l. each: we have not received the other 6 l. yet. We all went away together.</p>
<persName id="t17700425-5-person116"> Mary Jackson
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person116" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a washer woman. I was going to wash at Lord Shastesbury's; it is six weeks ago last Tuesday morning; that is the fourth door cross from Major
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person117" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's door to the other side of the way; Mary Lane was with me. I have known Miller ever since he was two years old. He came up to Mary Lane; he took out
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177004250008"/> a piece of candle; the snuff I saw was very low, He said, Good woman, will you be kind enough to let me light a candle? He was a pretty while in lighting it, which made me have the more time to look at him. I said to Lane, Lord bless me! I knew this young man from a child, his name is
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He had a small hat and a red cloth coat on, and a neckcloth about his neck. He took his hat and put it over his face. Mary Lane said, if you are going a long way, you will have a difficulty to carry your candle. He said, I am going a good way. He came from the front door of Major
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person119" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's house. I saw him come off the steps. As soon as he had parted we crossed the way. We met a couple of young men, and after that two more; they came towards Lord Shaftesbury's. One of them asked Mary Lane, what it was o'clock? She said, About half an hour after one. Then the other said, Come along: that was Ford, otherwise Dunn. The person that asked what o'clock it was, I did not know. Ford had been making water, and was putting up his breeches. Then we went to Lord Shaftesbury's, and was a pretty while before the butler let us in. Then Dunn came to Lord Shaftesbury's door, and made a stop and looked at me, so I saw him twice. Then he went back towards Major
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person120" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's. He came singing all the way. Here are the two chissels; they were delivered to me at justice Welch's, to produce here. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Mary Lane. I met a young man that night; he asked me to light a candle at my lanthorn. I said, if he had far to go, he would not keep it alight. He said, he had a pretty way to go.
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<persName id="t17700425-5-person122"> Mary Wilson
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person122" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a washer-woman. It is six weeks ago last Tuesday, I was going to Lord Shaftesbury's to wash. I met Miller, (I knew him before) he came from Major
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person123" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's door. I am not quite certain that he came from the steps of the door. He asked my partner to light his candle. I said, What do you want with a candle at this time of the morning? He said, to go to his lodging.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Kenney. I do, he lives on Saltpeter-bank. Six or seven weeks ago, between four and five in the morning, I saw Colby and Crookhall come there, (I lodged there then) I was up in a one pair of stairs room; they called me up, and asked me to let them light a candle. There was a bundle on Graham's bed, it would not go into a peck measure. Colby and Crookhall went up stairs. I was called up stairs. Graham's wife asked me if I would carry a basket for her; I said, Yes. I carried it into the Minories some where; she went with me; it was a fish-basket; she used to sell fish. It was near half a hundred weight. What was in the basket was tyed up in a coarse cloth. When I came back again I saw Miller; in carrying it my head went through the bottom of the basket. I was obliged to bear it on my shoulder. I heard some jingling in it like plate. Before I got to the house in the Minories somebody called, Morea! (I served a Man of that name, and have gone by that name ever since.) I imagine that was Graham that called me.</p>
<p>Ford's Defence.</p>
<p>A young man asked me if I would spend four-pence halfpenny; I was going home, it was late. Colby and Crookhall met me. Miller said, if I was locked out, I should lie along with him. They brought me into Grosvenor-square. He stopped to ease himself; I staid and talked with him; Colby and Crookhall went away, and I saw them no more.</p>
<p>Miller's Defence.</p>
<p>When I was first taken up, I was brought before Mr. Welch; these washer-women were there. Mr. Welch seeing me have a golden guinea, he said, if I would back Colby's evidence, he would make that one guinea ten, and the washer-women should say nothing about me, and I should have my liberty if I would come and give evidence next sessions; and if I would not back his evidence, he would send me to Newgate, and bind these people to prosecute me. I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
<p>Crookhall's Defence.</p>
<p>I was evidence against this Colby and
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<interp inst="t17700425-5-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> last sessions. I went and surrendered myself up to justice Welch. One morning since, I met Colby; he asked me, what business I had to be an evidence against him? I said, I did not chuse to go on in that way any longer. He took me up to his room. Sir
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<p>Here is the foreman of the shop where I was at work the time of this robbery.</p>
<p>Graham's Defence.</p>
<p>I should be glad if Colby will say whether he sold me the plate or not. I never paid him a farthing of money in my life.</p>
<p>To Ford's Character.</p>
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<p>For Miller.</p>
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<p>Crookhall. I have no witnesses here.</p>
<p>Graham. Mine are all gone home.</p>
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<p>See Crookhall an evidence against Murphy, No. 119 in this mayoralty. The person there by the name Colbeck, is the evidence Colby.</p>
<p>See Graham tried before, No. 143, 578, in Mr. Alderman Turner's, and No. 10, in this mayoralty. See him an evidence against Bagnall, No. 467. And see them both tried for a burglary, No. 477, in Mr. Alderman Harley's mayoralty:</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was it light or dark when you got up?</p>
<p>Stancliff. It was daylight.</p>
<p>Mr. Serjeant Nares. On Thursday, which I believe was the first of March, the night of that day my house was broke open. I was called as early as it was discovered, which was rather after seven, and I saw where they came in. There are two setts of window-shutters, the outward in the street, and the inward. The outward were to pull to, and bolt withinside; to the other within, there is a bolt comes down to fasten them. I perceived the outward bolt was wrenched by an instrument which we found; they had left it in my wife's dressing-room. The outward bolt was wrenched so that it was bent; the screws were drawn so far as to bend it so as to let the shutter come open. That on the inside came directly down cross the window. It was a very large bar; had it fell, it must have alarmed the whole house, but the curtain had catched it. There were marks of mens feet on the pallisades where they stood to wrench the shutter. My bureau was all broke open. They had come into my study, and there they had taken away (for I am certain it was there over night) a large silver ink-stand, and in that I had that night put an amethyst ring set with diamonds, in the hollow of the ink-stand, and there were some other things taken. They had left the glasses belonging to the stand. They had searched all the papers in my bureau and in my pocket book. We went up into my wife's dressing-room; they had taken away the childrens perquisites. They had emptied out the money, and left one purse there; these were taken out of the bureau in my wife's dressing-room. There were four, but they had left one, which belonged to my eldest daughter. I verily believe they were surprised by something, for they left their instrument just by the bureau, a strong iron chissel. (Produced in court.) I had seen a two guinea piece in one of the purses, I think it belonged to my son; I think it was of king James the second, a very remarkable well-preserved two guinea piece; and I had likewise a queen Ann's guinea, which my wife picked out of the money that was produced at Sir
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was it day-light when you came down?</p>
<p>Mr. Nares. It was perfect day-light.</p>
<p>Q. Do you not think there are more two guinea pieces as well preserved as that?</p>
<p>Mr. Nares. I dare say there are many. I have no doubt of that.</p>
<p>Mrs. Nares. The purses were all in my bureau. There was about 30 l. in money; two two guinea pieces, both very fresh, but one more than the other; a queen Ann's guinea, and several guineas besides. There was a crown piece of king William. I picked out a two guinea piece at Sir
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's and said, that was my two guinea piece; and I picked out a guinea out of fourteen or fifteen that were produced. I observed it by the freshness, and afterwards I knew it by another circumstance. (A guinea and a two guinea produced in court.) (She takes up the guinea.) As much as any body can swear to money, I believe I can swear to this guinea being in the purse in my bureau.</p>
<p>Mr. Serjeant Nares. I verily believe this guinea to be mine; I can say no more. I remember there was a little piece of black upon the cheek of the head, and it was on when I saw it at Sir
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's. Now it is off, but there is the mark where it was. I will not attempt to say it is the same, but it is very remarkable a spot should be in the same place.</p>
<p>Mrs. Nares. I had put the diamond ear-ring in my bureau that morning, and they were taken away.</p>
<p>Miss Nares. When I saw this guinea again, I did think it was mine. There was a particular spot of dirt upon the cheek, by which I thought it mine; here now is a mark upon the place; I saw it at Sir
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<p>Young Mr. Nares. I believe the two guinea piece which is here produced is mine. I can't positively swear to it, but I believe it to be the same. ( The court and jury inspect the two pieces.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About the first of March, Wood, Ogilvie, Shepherd Strutton, and myself were playing at skittles; we drank pretty freely, and staid pretty late; then we agreed to go to my room in George-alley, Shoe-lane, to supper. I had a fowl. We agreed to go out about twelve
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177004250011"/> o'clock. We agreed to take a walk down the Strand. Coming by serjeant Nares's house, Wood (I believe it was) said, Let's try if we can't get this house open; it is near Chancery-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen the house before?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I had about a fortnight before, but had no intention then about breaking it.</p>
<p>Q. Had not you, or either of you, looked at the bolts?</p>
<p>Bagnall. No, we had not. I went to one end of the street, and Ogilvie the other. By-and-by Wood came down the street, and said they had got something. I went home, and Ogilvie went home. It was Wood bid me go to one end of the street, and Ogilvie to the other. We went to see if any body came. We staid there about an hour. Wood stopped at serjeant Nare's house; when he came to me it might be about one or two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Strutton?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I believe he was along with Wood; we were all four together when we stopped at serjeant Nares's house. I left Strutton and Wood together in Chancery-lane. I saw nothing done. The next morning I saw them about seven at
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<p>Q. Who were there at that time?</p>
<p>Bagnall. Maguines's wife, I, Ogilvie, and Wood. Wood told me he had sold the things to Maguines for 22 l. He said he had sold him a pair of ear-rings, but did not say they were diamonds. Maguines was not at home when I was there.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he live?</p>
<p>Bagnall. He lived in Hockley-in-the-hole; he is a turner by trade.</p>
<p>Q. How much of the money had you for your share?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I had five guineas in money; we divided it in Maguines's room. Maguines's was then at
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, as his wife told us; she let us in. Wood was there before us. I think Wood took Ogilvie's share; he was not there. There was some ready money divided, that amounted to about two guineas each, that was divided at the same time.</p>
<p>Q. Did Wood or Strutton say where they had the things?</p>
<p>Bagnall. No; I went up to Lumley's from Maguines's house.</p>
<p>Q. What did the money consist in?</p>
<p>Bagnall. It was guineas. I had seen Ogilvie have a two guinea piece about a week before this robbery was committed. I saw it several times before.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you how he came by it?</p>
<p>Bagnall. He told me his mother left it him. He had a good deal of money, I believe 30 or 40 l.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever mentioned this before the justice?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I had not.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you see at Lumley's?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I saw Maguines there; he was sitting up stairs with a good many people; his wife told me he was there about seven in the morning. I heard there was a feast there the night the robbery was committed. I called Maguines out at the door, and told him, I and Mr. Wood had something to sell. He said, he had not heard any thing of it yet.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him where you got them?</p>
<p>Bagnall. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him they were stole?</p>
<p>Bagnall. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been acquainted with him?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I had been acquainted with him some time before this, but I never sold him any thing before.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go to him then?</p>
<p>Bagnall. It was Wood that was acquainted with him.</p>
<p>Q. Let me understand you: Had Wood sold him any thing before?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I believe Wood had sold him the things before I saw him; but I do not know whether he sold them to him or his wife. He said, he had heard nothing at all of it; I thought he had bought them.</p>
<p>Q. Then how came you to tell him there were some things to be sold?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I can't tell how I came to say so.</p>
<p>Q. Had you not seen him before seven that morning?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I had not; I saw his wife about half an hour after six. It was Wood that sold them. I never saw the silver stand-dish, nor ear-rings. I never saw nothing but the ready money.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go away from Carey-street?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I came away about two, and went home to bed; they all of them went to their homes.</p>
<p>Q. Had not you appointed to meet at Maguines's?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177004250012"/>Bagnall. No, we had not. I had no notion of meeting them at that time.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go there?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I went down to see him as I often called there, but upon nothing particular.</p>
<p>Q. Which was divided first, the two guineas each, or the five guineas each?</p>
<p>Bagnall. The two guineas each was divided first; that, they said, they took from Mr. Nares's house; the twenty-two guineas were divided not ten minutes after.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never say Maguines was not at home, and you went and hid the goods in the ruins?</p>
<p>Bagnall. No, never to my knowledge. I was taken up upon a thing I knew nothing at all about; and Sir John said, if I did not swear to this, he would indict me for something else.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this chissel?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I know nothing of it. I never saw it before now to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not see it when they stopt at Mr. serjeant Nares's house?</p>
<p>Bagnall. I did not see any tools at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did Wood go with you to Lumley's?</p>
<p>Bagnall. Yes, he did. He was in the taproom when I went up stairs to Maguines.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to Maguines? Tell the very words.</p>
<p>Bagnall. I said, Wood had some things. He said, he had heard nothing of it yet.</p>
<p>Q. Had you made any appointment with Maguines?</p>
<p>Bagnall. No, I had been often out with Maguines at skittles, or a walking on Sundays.</p>
<p>Will. Haliburton. I am a constable. I apprehended Ogilvie on a Sunday, I can't tell the day of the month, it was the day after the robbery, or a day or two after. There was a person with him that I knew to be an old offender. I found in Ogilvie's pocket either twelve or thirteen guineas, three half guineas, a two guinea piece, a twenty-seven shilling piece, a five and threepenny piece, and some silver. This is the two guinea piece that has been produced here. I produced that money at Sir
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's on the table together. Mrs. Nares was there; she picked out at once the queen Ann's guinea. She said, I believe this to be one that was in a purse.</p>
<p>Q. What did Ogilvie say how he came by it?</p>
<p>Haliburton. He said, his mother had money left her, and he had it of her, but he could not tell where she lodged. He could give no particular direction to find her; first, he said she was in London; after that he said she was gone into the country.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live now in Hare-court, in the Temple; I was apprentice to Mr. Freeland, a stationer, in Carey-street, when Mr. serjeant Nares's house was robbed, over-against his house. I observed three young fellows about the house some days before the robbery, it may be six or seven days before. I believe I should know one of them, he was in a very remarkable dress. He lifted himself up upon his toes, and stood on tiptoe to look into Mr. Nares's parlour. They rather cast their eyes up and down, looking, I presume, at the bolts and shutters of the window. I think Bagnall is one of them by his face.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Watkins. I believe it was about noon, or in the afternoon.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Watkins and I were both in the shop together; I saw them first, and mentioned them to Mr. Watkins. There were three men walked by the door two or three times, and took particular notice of the window-shutters and bolts, and to the best of my remembrance, Bagnall the evidence stood upon his toes, and looked in at the parlour window. I can't say I know either of the prisoners.</p>
<p>Sarah Hall. Bagnall lived in Field-lane. I have seen the prisoners once or twice in company with him. I lived with him about six weeks; I left him about two months ago.</p>
<p>Q. How many beds had he at the time?</p>
<p>S. Hall. He had one bed. He had one room, an upper room. When he went to live in George-alley, Shoe-lane, I left him; I did not stay a night with him there. They came two or three times, and drank a pint of beer together.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see them go out together on an evening?</p>
<p>S. Hall. No, never in my life. I cannot be upon my oath that these are the men.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of Ogilvie's being taken up?</p>
<p>S. Hall. I know nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in our house together. Once, I remember, Strutton, Wood, and Bagnall had a bottle of wine together in my house; and once, I believe, I saw Maguines with Bagnall at our house.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the evidence Bagnall?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177004250013"/>Lumley. I can't say I know him, or either of the prisoners, besides Maguines.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a feast at your house on the first of March?</p>
<p>Lumley. I had; and I believe Maguines was at it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I know Maguines; we had a feast on the first of March. He came there, I believe, about eight or nine o'clock, and did not go home till next morning. I believe some of them went away at six, some seven in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Bagnall?</p>
<p>J. Lumley. I never saw him in my life, nor neither of the prisoners besides Maguines.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any body come to speak to Maguines?</p>
<p>J. Lumley. I neither saw nor heard any body speak to him. My husband was ill and went to bed; I did not attend to every body that came in and out.</p>
<p>Ogilvie's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about what I am charged with.</p>
<p>Strutton's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the matter.</p>
<p>Wood's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about it. I am intirely innocent of what is laid to my charge.</p>
<p>Maguines's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the matter. Bagnall is got into some hobble or another, and he would swear any body's life away to get himself clear.</p>
<p>To Wood's Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person178" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am an engine winder for the weavers. I took a room of Wood's mother, and lived in the house about a fortnight, he is as sober a lad as ever I saw; he is a
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<interp inst="t17700425-7-person179" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Wood between two and three years; I lodged in his mother's house. All I ever heard of him is, a very honest sober lad.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live now?</p>
<p>E. Banfield. I live at a coffee-house, the Turk's-head, by Westminster-bridge.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he live when you knew him?</p>
<p>E. Banfield. In Shoreditch.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you never heard any harm of him?</p>
<p>E. Banfield. I don't know of any.</p>
<p>Q. Have you never heard any?</p>
<p>E. Banfield. I have heard things reported of him.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not heard he has been in custody several times lately?</p>
<p>E. Banfield. Yes, I have.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. I have no other evidence but Bagnall.</p>
<p>The court did not think proper to examine him. They were both
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<p>See Wood, Bagnall, and Strutton tried together for a burglary, No. 486, 487, 488, in Mr. Alderman Turner's mayoralty. See them all three in company with
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<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Tresillian. It was very moon-light. I do not swear to the man because he had a crape on his face. When I came to Sir
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<p>Prosecutor. I was robbed with much such a pistol as this.</p>
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<p>Q. What sort of horses did they ride the first day?</p>
<p>Downing. They were two dark brown horses with swish tails.</p>
<p>Q. What did they ride the second time, which was the 7th of March?</p>
<p>Downing. One of them was one of the same horses, and the other a little chestnut, or rather a sorrel, with a swish tail.</p>
<p>Q. In what condition was the sorrel horse?</p>
<p>Downing. In good condition. They mounted first in Wych-street; the second day in Mr. Savage's yard where I live. I remember Marshall a boy.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see them together before?</p>
<p>Downing. No.</p>
<p>Q. When they mounted the second day, which horse did Gew ride?</p>
<p>Downing. He mounted the light-coloured horse.</p>
<p>Gew's Defence.</p>
<p>We were going down into the country, into Suffolk, and we fired these pistols off as we were going along upon the coach-box. I am a
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<p>Marshall's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the fact. I own I had a pistol and cutlass upon me; the pistols I bought in Holborn, and took them down in my pocket. When I went to Sudbury we fired them off as we were going along. As to that caul which I had in my pocket, when I had my hair dressed I used to lie in it. We were at Rumford the first day, and the second we dined at the Bell at Dulwich. I was brought up a farmer, and had a fortune left me, a trifle a year for my life.</p>
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<p>See No. 159, in last Sessions paper.</p>
<p>Mr. Nightengall gave the same account as on that trial.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700425-13-off79 t17700425-13-crimeloc81"/>. I lett the prisoner a ready-furnished lodging three months ago. I had lett her a lodging a year and a half before; she behaved well then: she lived in the lodging the last time ten or twelve weeks; at about the nineth week she came down and asked for a clean pair of sheets; I asked where her foul ones were; she said they were gone to be washed, but I never saw them since. On the 22d of March I missed the looking glass, and when I asked her after it, she said she had pawned it in Drury-lane; the constable went with her and brought it. (Produced and deposed to). She never would let me know where the sheets were.</p>
<p>Robert Hall. I am servant to a pawnbroker in Drury-lane. The prisoner pledged this looking-glass at our house on the 20th of March.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Mrs. Williams gave me leave to put out the sheets to wash. I owned I pawned the looking-glass, but did not intend to wrong her of it.</p>
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<p>The prosecutrix did not appear.</p>
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<p>242. (M. 1st.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing in the world of it.</p>
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<p>(243. M. 1st.)
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<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Osmer. I think he is a
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<interp inst="t17700425-16-person250" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge in the same house, on the ground-floor; just before one o'clock that morning, I heard somebody go down stairs, and go to the door and unlock it and go out, and shut it after him, and lock it again; I cannot say who it was. I did not see the prisoner in the house that night.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. This is my watch, my name is on the dial-plate ; I had it made so.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never had the watch; I know nothing about it.</p>
<p>He called Mr. Dalrymple, Mr. Gordon, and Mr. Urquhart, who said, they had a good opinion of him for honestly before this offence.</p>
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<p>244. (M. 1st.)
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<p>245. (M. 1st.)
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<p>Q. Did you ever get your watch again?</p>
<p>Delaforce. No, I never did. I have known him eight or nine years; and some of my neighbours hearing he had robbed me, came and told me he was drinking at the King's-arms alehouse in Bishopsgate-street, the night after. There I went and took him. I asked him, what he had done with my watch? He said, he had taken it, and given it to one
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>What he has swore is as false as the child unborn. I never was in his shop. I was ill at that time better than a night and a day, and was in bed. I might in a fright acknowledge I took the watch when he took me up.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>Rich. Walker. I have known him about two years; his character is that of honest. He was a shop-mate of mine.</p>
<p>Q. What has he done for a livelihood this last three months?</p>
<p>Walker. I do not know.</p>
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<p>I did go up the yard, and was very full of liquor.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>Q. How long had she been your servant?</p>
<p>Mr. Heath. A little more than two months.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a character with her when you took her?</p>
<p>Mr. Heath. I had a very great character with her.</p>
<p>John Lane. I am a pawnbroker, and live in High Holborn. The prisoner pledged two shirts, two neckcloths, and a handkerchief with me. (Produced in court) They were brought at different times; the first was on the 5th of December, the others the 22d and 23d of January.</p>
<p>W. Humphrys. I am a pawnbroker, and live in West-street, St. Ann's. These pair of sheets, a table-cloth, two towels, and a pillow-bier, the prisoner pledged with me, between the 6th of January and the 22d. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. (He looks at the marks) These are my property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not take them with intent to keep them, but to return them again.</p>
<p>To her Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-23-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This instrument (producing a hand iron crow) the watchman found; I tried it, and found it fitted the marks made in trying to wrench open the prosecutor's window-shutters. There were impressions in two places very plain, between the brick work and window.</p>
<p>Q. Was there occasion to wrench the shutter when the keys had fallen out?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These marks were at another place, where they had tried in two places at another window.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-23-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. About a quarter past twelve o'clock, April the 5th, I was in my stand in Hoxton-town, just at the bottom of the prosecutor's garden. I saw these three young chaps going by; I thought they were disorderly from their very looks. When they were got a little way from me, I was relieved by another watchman; and on my going round the town, I met them again, two on the side I was on, and one on the other side. My partner was on that side. I asked them where they were going? They set up a run; I ran as fast as I could. I could hear their feet. I bid my partner blow his candle out. I called out, Blunt, Blunt, war-hawk! He was ready, and held up his stick and stopped them. We took them all three to the watch-house. The next morning I found a dark-lanthorn, two hand iron crows, and a tinder-box. There was half a bunch of matches found in the cage where they were put; and there was another bunch of matches taken out of Darby's pocket before the justice. They were all of a length.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see or hear them fling these things away?</p>
<p>Whitaker. No, I did not: they were throwed over some pales into a garden. They had run by the place. We catched them near the corner of the garden.</p>
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<p>I was in bed the same night the robbery was done; I live in Coleman-alley.</p>
<p>Darby's Defence.</p>
<p>I was at home in my lodging that night in Radciffe-layer.</p>
<p>Speller's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in bed that night.</p>
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<p>Q. Did any body lay in the room your box was in?</p>
<p>Prosser. There were two gardeners did, but they did not lay at home that night. I took the prisoner up on suspicion, but he denied it. I never got my money again.</p>
<p>Rich. Woodruff. I lodge in the same house. When we took the prisoner up, he had a good hat, new shoes and stockings, a new silk handkerchief, and other things, and before he had hardly any clothes at all. There were two guineas and a half and three shillings found in his pocket when searched. His landlord had lent him a shirt the while his shirt was washed, but a little before. He borrowed a shilling the first week he worked there, and he had worked but nine weeks and three days, at nine shillings a week.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had five guineas in my pocket when I came there. I sewed it up in my pocket. I worked from harvest to Christmas at Bexley, last summer. I know no more of the man's money than the child unborn.</p>
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<p>254. (M. 1st)
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<persName id="t17700425-25-person321"> Harry Ibbetson
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<interp inst="t17700425-25-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Horse and Groom alehouse in Holborn. The prisoner came to live with me the 29th day of March; she remained with me four days. I missed money several times out of the bar in that time; I was only at the finding the halfpence upon her. The next witness can give a farther account.</p>
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<p>Q. to prosecutor. Had you any silver in the bag?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Not as I know of.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I changed a five and three-pence at that shop, and that was the change. I never touched a halfpenny of his money. The woman at the shop said she could not remember it. The shop was full of people.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-26-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in that room that night betwixt seven and eight, and found the window thrown up and the clock gone. They must get over the area to get in at the window.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700425-26-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Hand and Crown oining Lawrence-lane, St. Giles's. About eight o'clock I went out of my house, and when I came to the corner I met four men; Hayes was one of them: the first of them put his hand to my breast and turned me out from the wall, and pushed me with this clock, which he had under his right arm: one of them that came after him struck me on my left breast and knocked me almost cross the street. I followed them, and asked them what they used me in that manner for; one of them came up to strike me; I hold up my stick, and bid him keep off: the man that had the clock put it down. A man came to assist me; then he that had the clock made off. I took up the clock, and cried, Stop thief! The man that came to assist me followed him; he ran into
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<p>Q. Did you take notice of the three men to know them again?</p>
<p>Ride. No, I did not. I cannot say the prisoners are the men: I know it was the lustiest of the three that struck me.</p>
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<p>Q. How many names does Baker go by?</p>
<p>Hayes. He never was with me doing any thing. I do not know his name, no more than the Justice says his name is Baker.</p>
<p>Q. Tell your story what you know.</p>
<p>Hayes. We met in one house together, Tomlin, Butler, and I. This
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<interp inst="t17700425-26-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> went in; he was in about five minutes: he desired us to hand him in an apron; I handed him in mine. He tied up the clock in it and gave it to Butler, who handed it to me, and I carried it all the way till this man met me, just by my landlord's house where we lived. Butler struck him in the breast; immediately he came to me, and as ked me what I struck him for. He asked me what I had under my arm. I let the clock down, and they made their escape, and I made my escape, and was taken in Cross-lane, by Little Queen-street. On the Tuesday following the prisoners were taken where they lived, and were at the Justice's when I was brought there, all three of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see that man at the Justice's that you call Baker?</p>
<p>Hayes. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell the Justice he was not one of the men?</p>
<p>Hayes. I don't know that I said such a word. I was a little in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever sent to the Justice to tell him this is not the man?</p>
<p>Hayes. No, I have not. I have been bad of the soul distemper; I can hardly walk now.</p>
<p>Q. Tell me now, Is not that
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<p>Hayes. No, he is not.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the other
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<p>Hayes. I don't know where he is. He is thinner than me.</p>
<p>Q. Take care; tell the truth; Is this man that you call Baker, the Tomlin you gave information against?</p>
<p>Hayes. No. I did not say that was the man. I said it was one
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<p>Butler's Defence.</p>
<p>This man knowing me to be an evidence two or three sessions ago, takes upon him to swear my life away.</p>
<p>Comfort's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>See Butler evidence against Cole, Corby, and Bushby, for a highway robbery, No. 66, 67, 68, in this Mayoralty.</p>
<p>(M. 2d.) They were a second time indicted, by the names of
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<p>Q. Did you know any of the prisoners before?</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know where Tomlin lodged?</p>
<p>Warren. He lodged at Welch's house, up one pair of stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where Hayes lodged?</p>
<p>Warren. They said he lodged there.</p>
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<p>Tomlin's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the things; nor never had any of the money.</p>
<p>Butler's Defence.</p>
<p>I never had any of the money. He wants to swear my life away.</p>
<p>Comfort's Defence.</p>
<p>I had none of the money.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. This watch and this chain are my property.</p>
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<p>I was taken before Sir
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<p>Q. How did he behave while with you?</p>
<p>E. Bateman. I dismissed him from my service two or three times.</p>
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