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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177006300001"/>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 30th, Thursday the 31st of May, Friday the 1st, and Saturday the 2d of June, 1770.
<p>In the Tenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fifth SESSION in the Second MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER V. PART I.</p>
<p>Sold by S. Bladon, at No. 28, in Pater-noster-Row.</p>
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<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable WILLIAM BICKFORD, Esquire, Lord Mayor of the City of London;
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<p>N. B. The *, +, and ++, refer to the Judges before whom the Prisoners were tried. L. London, M. Middlesex Jury. </p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>337. (L.)
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<p>338, 339. (M.)
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<p>Q. Where is that
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<p>Dobrey. She is not here.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Have you any thing to say against the prisoners?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have no evidence to the fact but the accomplice, named Cooley.</p>
<p>As there was no evidence to corraborate what he might say, he was not examined.</p>
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<p>340. (M.)
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<p>Prosecutor. These are my property, which were taken away the time the house was broke; I know them by the straps being too long at the knees, and I had sewed the holes up so as to keep the buckles back, that they might buckle tighter, by which I well know them.</p>
<p>Dawson. Sir John's people came to me two days after with Mathewson, and asked me, if I did not change a pair of breeches. I put down this pair and another, and Mathewson took up these, and said, they were the same. I went with them to Sir
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<p>Q. Can you be certain to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Dawson. It is almost beyond a doubt that he is the man; but I do not positively swear to him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe whether he had your new breeches on?</p>
<p>Dawson. I did not think of that.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Mathewson. I live in Banbury-street, St. Giles's. The prisoner came and called me out of bed one Saturday night, and borrowed a chissel of me, much like this that is here; it was all iron.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever return it again?</p>
<p>Mathewson. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. What business is he of?</p>
<p>Mathewson. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect how long it is ago?</p>
<p>Mathewson. I have been in gaol about sixteen weeks; I know by that it was the Saturday night that the house was broke.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether you did not say
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<p>Mathewson. There was somebody else with the prisoner. I threw it out of the window, and it fell upon the stones.</p>
<p>Q. What trade are you?</p>
<p>Mathewson. I am a book printer.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be an evidence in this?</p>
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<p>I had been out along with James Fanning, taking a walk; we got into a public house; I asked him if he had a pair of breeches to sell? I bought them of him for 4 s. After that I went to the evidence's room for a neckcloth and a pair of stockings I had left there. The breeches were too tight for me; he went with me to change them. We agreed for 12 s. in exchange, and then we went away.</p>
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<p>Q. What is become of Fanning?</p>
<p>Kenney. He is gone to sea. We went out a little after eleven at night. We went up and down the Strand, and at last pitched upon this house; I don't know the name of the street; it is within two or three streets of Hungerford-Market. This was on a Sunday night, but it was the Monday morning that the robbery was done. We got in at the area gate; we were disturbed before it was done; I think it was Fanning that broke the window shutter. I ran through a court for fear of the watchman, and had not an opportunity of returning for some time; when I returned it was transacted. It was dark, we could hardly find our way back again. Fanning brought me some of the plate, and handed it over the rails.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Bird at that time?</p>
<p>Kenney. I did not see him; I believe he was in the street. I had been up towards Redfordbury, and did not see him till all the plate was taken. We carried the plate to the Back-lane, beyond Rag-Fair. We went away all one before the other. When we got there, I saw none but Fanning and
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<p>Q. What share had the prisoners of the money?</p>
<p>Kenney. They had none, as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. What did Graham give for the plate?</p>
<p>Kenney. He gave 20 l. and 7 s. or 7 s. 6 d. I can't tell which, as Fanning told me. Fanning and I were chiefly together.</p>
<p>Q. What house were you at when Graham bought the plate?</p>
<p>Kenney. Fanning told me it was Bird's lodging.</p>
<p>Q. When Graham was sent for, how did you get in at Bird's lodging?</p>
<p>Kenney. An old woman let us in; Fanning went in directly; Bird was not come home.</p>
<p>Q. Who went first down into the area?</p>
<p>Kenney. I do not know; I did not go down at all.</p>
<p>Q. Was the window broke before you ran away or after?</p>
<p>Kenney. I do not know whether it was before or after.</p>
<p>Note. This evidence contradicted almost all he had swore before the justice.</p>
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<p>Q. What time of the night was it?</p>
<p>Sutton. As night as I can guess, it was between seven and eight in the evening. I saw one of them light a candle I had seen Keeling go up and down the yard before; I knew him by sight.</p>
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<p>Q. How long was that before Mrs. Wragg's house was broke open?</p>
<p>Watkins. It might be about an hour before I heard of it.</p>
<p>Mrs. Wragg. Mr. Watkins came in and said, it was not ten minutes since he sold him a candle, and it was burnt but a little way down.</p>
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<p>Wil. Bradshaw. I was at work
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<interp inst="t17700630-6-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , these men have been robbing that house of lead. He ran and laid hold of them; I followed him, and brought them back with the lead.</p>
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<p>Gregory's Defence.</p>
<p>I was not upon the house.</p>
<p>Jackson's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the lead among some shavings in a bag.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-7-person92" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700630-7-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Marybone, and am a
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<interp inst="t17700630-7-person93" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700630-7-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 23d of April, about one in the afternoon, the prisoner came to my house, and offered to pawn this saw. My apprentice said, Is it your own? The prisoner said, Yes, to be sure. I went into the shop, and said, Are you a carpenter? No, said he. Then I said, How can it be your saw? He said, he was sent by a carpenter, named Watson. I said, I must see him. Said he, If you don't like it, give it me again. I said, No. I sent my apprentice with him to see for this man, but no such man could be found. When they came back again, I took him before Justice Welch; there the prisoner said his name was Ross. (Produced and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I lived three years in Panton-street.</p>
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<p>349, 350. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700630-8-off42 t17700630-8-crimeloc44"/>. On the 14th of May I locked my door with a padlock, and went out about seven o'clock, and returned just at nine. I found the staple wrenched out, and my lock gone. I missed the things laid in the indictment. (Mentioning them.) I found four coats and two waistcoats again, at
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<interp inst="t17700630-8-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's, in Rosemary-lane, near the gully hole; then I had information against the prisoners, but they confessed nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Where is
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<interp inst="t17700630-8-person103" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<p>Glyn. She is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-8-person104" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at the bottom of the Minories, near Mr. Glyn. About the 14th of May,
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<p>Q. Is Creamer the prisoner your husband?</p>
<p>M Creamer. He is.</p>
<p>Court. You must not say a word against your husband.</p>
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<p>351. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was very much in liquor; I knew no more
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<p>352. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17700630-10-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Saturday the 5th of May, between four and five in the afternoon, I was returning from settling an account with a merchant in Thames-street. I was gone into a house; soon after Mr. Mosely came in, and said, You have had your pocket picked. I said, if it was, it is a silk handkerchief. I had not missed it; I felt, and missed it. He said, when you was turning to go into this house, I saw this man take your handkerchief out of your pocket; he had the prisoner and handkerchief with him. (The handkerchief produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-10-person117" type="given" value="Oswald"/>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more about it than the child unborn. I was going to go on board a ship, and he called stop thief, and charged me with picking this gentleman's pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-11-person125" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought these breeches to me to sell. I knowing there had been other things brought before, I said she must stay till I sent for a person to see if they knew the things, saying, I believed they were not her property. She said, they were not her own, and if I would give her leave, she would go and fetch the woman that sent her, she was near at hand. I suspected them to be Mr. Lloyd's. She sent a little girl for the prisoner, who came before Mr. Lloyd did. I asked her if these were her property? She said, they were. I said, I am afraid not; do you know Mr. Lloyd? She said, Yes. - Do you work for him? - Yes - Are they not his goods? She made no answer. I bid her sit down; Mr. Lloyd came in, and asked her how she came to offer his goods to sale? He told them both he would transport them. The prisoner said the other was ignorant of their being stolen. Then she owned to the taking of them after she had been paid for making them; that she took them off the counter, and brought them away.</p>
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<p>Cha. Eyre, Esq; On Wednesday the 9th of May instant, about six or seven in the evening. my servant called me out, and said one wanted me. There was Mr. Smith shewed me part of a table-spoon, and asked me if I knew it? I said, Yes, it is mine; here is my crest upon it; said he, a woman brought the bowl to me to sell; it appeared to have been fresh broke. I said to my maid, Do you miss a spoon? She said, she washed them up but just now. (The spoon produced in two pieces, and a fellow to it.) The crests agree, they both are my property. The prisoner is a woman that takes the ashes away from gentlemens chambers for the cinders. She used sometimes to assist my servant; I have given her 2 s. a week besides her victuals, for these last two or three months.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-12-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live by the side of the Fleet-market, and am a silversmith. The prisoner brought this piece of spoon to me to sell. She first sent another woman in: upon my examining her pretty closely, she said it was not her own, but the property of a person at the door, which was the prisoner. I examined her how she got it; she said, she found it among some cinders. I said, it appeared to be fresh broke. I desired she would pull the other part of it out of her pocket. She stood to it a good while that she found it. Then I asked the other woman where she did business? She said, in the Temple. I said, if you do not go and enquire about, I'll have you committed. Then the prisoner took me to her own room, and took the handle of the spoon up, and gave it me.</p>
<p>Wil. Knapp. I went with the last witness to the prisoner's room with her, as she had proposed if we would go with her, she would produce the other part. She delivered it into my hand, and I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<p>Three weeks ago last Monday, I found the spoon among the ashes in the morning. It was bent twice double, and upon opening it to get the ashes out, it broke.</p>
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<p>355. (L.)
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<p>Q. What time did you awake?</p>
<p>Hastenny. I awaked about five.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she went away about three?</p>
<p>Hastenny. The hostler told me so. When I awaked I missed seven guineas, two half guineas, and a canvas bag. I counted my money before I went to bed, but not before her. I had sixteen guineas when I came to town, and I had paid a grocer eight guineas about twelve o'clock, in St. John's-street. I never had my purse out after that; I had 6 s. out of the eight guineas, which I put in another pocket; and I felt my purse in my pocket when I went to bed. After I missed it, I knowing a man that knew her, I went to him, his name is
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<interp inst="t17700630-14-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The hostler and I found her about eight o'clock in Chick-lane. I charged the constable with her; she said, she never saw me nor my money in her life. The constable searched her, and found a guinea and three and sixpence, and eighteen pennyworth of halfpence in her pocket; and in her room we found anew pair of stays, and a new handkerchief. We took her before the justice, he committed her for farther examination; and when I came up to town again, she was taken before him again; and after that, the man where she lodged brought the purse and five guineas. (Produced in court.) I can swear to the purse or canvas bag, I bought it at Coventry; it is a double purse, here are two parts in it. Then the prisoner owned she took it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-14-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Cow-Cross; the prisoner lodged in my house about a month. I remember the prosecutor and others coming to my house; they asked for her; I said she would be in in a few minutes. She came in, and they took her away. They soon returned, and said they had found one guinea upon her, and wanted to know if I would lay down four guineas for her. I did not agree to it. We searched her room and found nothing. In about four or five days after, in removing a table, a drawer sell out, and a snuff-box sell out and five guineas. I carried them to Justice Girdler; they were in this yellow bag.</p>
<p>Rich. Maylin. I am a constable. This bag and five guineas were delivered to me. At first the prisoner denied ever seeing the man. After that I heard her acknowledge this was his bag and money; and that she had laid out part of the money to buy her a pair of stays and a handkerchief. (Producing them.)</p>
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<p>He picked me up, and asked me if I would go home with him. I went with him up-stairs. He gave me eighteen pence, and took something out of his pocket, I know not what. We lay all night together till three in the morning. As I was getting up, I saw the bag lying in the window.</p>
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<p>357. (L.)
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<p>Elizabeth his wife, confirmed the account he had given.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I beg for mercy.</p>
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<p>Bowers, Newman, and Kellyborn were capitally convicted for the same fact, the prisoner being in the robbery with them. See their trial, No. 300, 301, 302, in the last Session Paper. The evidence was the same as on that.</p>
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<p>Wil. Bailey. I did live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700630-18-off91 t17700630-18-crimeloc93"/>. On the 17th of April, 1768, I heard a noise in the passage on that morning, between one and two o'clock, crying out, Looms! Looms! Looms! Broad Looms! Blast your eyes and limbs, get your pistols ready! Get your pistols ready! They were then in the inside of the house in the passage. There is a right-hand door and a left-hand door in the passage; the right-hand door leads to another house; they began breaking that door. One of them said, Blast you, Cox says it is the left-hand door. Cox was a journeyman in my house, and had left the outward door open for them, as I found afterwards; after that he turned evidence against Perrin. They began blasting their eyes and limbs, and called, Open the door! In about a minute they burst my room door open; two of them came in first; they turned the chairs and table up in the room, and got immediately on my bed, one with a pistol, the other with a cutlass. He with the cutlass was by me, the other was by my wife. I saw the glimmer of a light, and said, I would arise. He with the cutlass gave me three blows, one on my back, the other on my shoulder, and the other below my elbow; I was as black as my hat from my shoulder down to my elbow; this was as I raised myself up. The other kept with his pistol to my wife's head. They cried out, D - n them, blow their brains out if they stir. I was made to lie down again. I perceived them go to the drawer, where were four 10 l. bank notes, and one 20 l. thirteen guineas in gold and 17 s. in silver, and a crown in half-pence; they took it all, and seventy guineas worth of ribbon; there were an hundred pieces
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never heard of this in my life-time till I was taken up at Coventry in the name of
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<p>Bailey. I was formerly in the first regiment of foot guards, and deserted, and then I changed my name. I went by my mother's name then.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He was whipped round Spitalfields-market; I saw him whipped myself.</p>
<p>Bailey. That was by false evidence being given against me.</p>
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<p>See Perrin tried, No. 403, in Mr. Alderman Harley's, and likewise No. 587, in Mr. Alderman Turner's mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17700630-20-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live next door to Merlin's Cave, in the Spaw Fields, by the water-works. On the 14th of this month, a little after two in the morning, I heard a noise in my house; I opened my room door and peeped over the banmisters of the stairs; I had a gun by me, having been surprized almost every night. I found my two double doors were both wide open; I heard a whispering in my parlour. The first thing I saw was a man come out of my parlour, with this was candle in his hand, endeavouring to come up stairs. I rang the bell for a gentleman that lay above, to come down. He ran down in his shirt. The thieves ran over the bank by the water-works, and turned down towards Bagnigge Wells. I ran down and saw four of them; two went first, and two after them. One of the first had a bundle in his hand, and one of the other two had a bundle. I said to the gentleman, There they are; whip your clothes on, I will pursue them. While he went up to dress himself, I got my gun in my hand, and went behind them all the way to Bunhill-Row. Just by the French pest-house there was a carpenter coming out of his house to go to work, a little before four o'clock. I said, My friend, for God's sake assist me; I have a suspicion of them four men robbing my house. He called to the watch; the watchman ran after them; one made his escape, we took three of them in Bunhill-Row.
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<interp inst="t17700630-20-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , How came you by this bundle? He said, It is not mine; it is that man's meaning his brother. His brother answered, D - n you, it is none of mine; it is your own; this was in the watch house. The Justice said, Look at the linen. I said, It is none of mine; but if your worship will look to see for a mark, we will advertise it. Said a gentleman that was there, It is
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<p>Prosecutor. These are my property; the linen has my name printed at length on them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-20-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. I saw the two brothers cross the road; I said, I do not like them two fellows. I saw Mr. Birch coming, and more people; it gave me a stronger suspicion. They called to a watchman to stop them in Bunhill-row; then they went up Featherstone-street, there we took them; I took the biggest brother.</p>
<p>- Wilson. I am a watchman. I was at the taking the two brother and Freeman;
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<p>Mr. Clayton. I am a constable. I had charge given me of the bundle on the 15th of this instant, about ten minutes after four o'clock in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-20-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and his brother about ten. We went to a house in Grays-Inn-lane, and there agreed to go to Mr. Warren's house to take what we could. Delaforce and
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<interp inst="t17700630-20-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> got over the gate, and got into the house, and I stood at the corner of an alley. They threw these things out of the house, and some more things. From thence we went round the fields, and put the gun under a pipe, and went over by Mr. Birch's house; we none of us went in as I saw; and after that he and another followed us.</p>
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<p>I never saw that boy, the evidence, till that morning, in my life. This young fellow and me were going down Grays-Inn-lane; he said, he found the two bundles and the fowling-piece. Between two and three in the morning we were all three of us together, having been out drinking. We had agreed to go down the lane and take a walk into the fields. Delaforce knowing the evidence, he turned back with us. He took the fowling-piece, and put it under a pipe; that gentleman followed us with a gun as far as Bunhill-row. We had no opportunity of seeing what was in the bundle; he called the watchmen, and they took us to the Round-house.</p>
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<p>On that Monday I was at Whitechapel at work, and was a little in liquor when my brother came to me; we came to this end of the town drinking. We met the evidence about two in the morning with this bundle; then we went cross the fields, and that man followed us, and said we had broke his house open. I don't know where his house is.</p>
<p>Delaforce's Defence.</p>
<p>I was drinking with the other prisoner; we met the evidence about seven or eight in the evening, and we went to the Green Man on Saffron-hill. We staid drinking till it was late; we could not get in; we all four went down Grays-Inn-lane together. Freeman wanted more beer, and we went into another public house; then I went away, and never saw no more of them. I never was in Bunhill-row at all.</p>
<p>Q. Can any of the witnesses say that Delaforce was one of the four that was seen in Bunhill-row?</p>
<p>Birch. I did not see his face, but I saw his
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177006300012"/> coat; he had a bundle; I will not take upon me to say he was one of them; I think he was. None of the watchmen saw him.</p>
<p>Mr. Bunyan. I live in Harp-alley, and am a cabinet-maker; Delaforce is my apprentice, and has served four years of his time. I never heard any ill of him in my life before this.</p>
<p>Q. Was he at home that night?</p>
<p>Bunyan. I went out to spend the evening with a friend, and I cannot tell what time he came home.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-20-person190" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700630-20-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live near Mr. Bunyan. I have known Delaforce eleven years: he always bore a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17700630-20-person191"> William Kite
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<interp inst="t17700630-20-person191" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17700630-20-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with my son in-law Mr. Bunyan. I have known Delaforce ever since he came upon liking. He is as good a lad as ever I desire to come into a house with.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>Mr. Ratchford. The prisoner pledged this with me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The maid lent me the tea-kettle full of water; I did pawn it. I am a
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<p>366. (M.)
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Pearce. I am a founder. I cannot tell what the prisoners, or Tudor were bred to. We went all round Paddington; the watchman disturbed us. As we were coming home about two o'clock, Underwood and I broke the prosecutor's shutter with this crow and another; he opened the sash, then he lifted me in.</p>
<p>Q. Who does the crows belong to?</p>
<p>Pearce. They belonged to us all; we joined to buy them; then he lifted Wharton in, and then shut the shutter to. I opened the door, he came in at that, and helped break the bar. Tudor was at the door all the time; we generally leave one without to watch. We took half a dozen silver spoons, about twenty shilling in halfpence; a pair of tea-tongs, that were not silver; some tea, and some child-bed linen;
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<interp inst="t17700630-23-person212" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The spoons Underwood sold to Lyons, a Jew: he is now in Newgate. He brought us a shilling each; the halfpence we shared among us.
<persName id="t17700630-23-person213"> Elizabeth Mills
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<interp inst="t17700630-23-person214" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> before he did with Mills. (See her capitally convicted, No 522, in Mr. Alderman Turner's, and 520, in the same; and see her tried Nos. 316, 504, and 129, in Mr. Alderman Harley's Mayoralty). We left such a crow as this in the house: we were looking for it, and thought the d - l had run away with it. Underwood never gave us a quarter of the value he sold the things for.</p>
<p>Underwood's Defence.</p>
<p>I was here last sessions, indicted for buying stolen goods. I owed for about seven pints of wine in Newgate lodge and for my lodging: who should be there but Pagget; he said to me, Jack, will you drink a glass of wine? I said, No, I do not choose to drink. He said, Will you not drink, d - n you? I said, No, I shall not; I don't love to drink with any blood-sucking men. He said, D - n you, I'll have you by next sessions; after that I was drinking at the end of Fleet-market: who should come in but this Pagget: he said, How do you do, Mr. Underwood? you are wanted: I said, Who wants me? I do, said he: then in came three more: said Pagget, You must go before a magistrate. I said then I would go before Sir
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<interp inst="t17700630-23-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He said, No, you must go before Justice Camper, in Ratcliff-hig hway. I knowing myself innocent of the fact, said, I'll go along with you: we had no hearing directly. I went before my lord mayor, and was committed to Wood-street compter; this was by this Pagget. I was had up again on the Wednesday; the prosecutor said this is a villainous rascal, and said to Pearce, You are perjuring yourself, and you want to take this man's life away. I was committed to Newgate by a prosecutor in the city. I never was concerned with Pearce in getting a shilling in my life.</p>
<p>Wharton's Defence.</p>
<p>I am very innocent. The evidence has got himself into some hobble, and wants to swear our lives away.</p>
<p>Pearce. Underwood used to tell me he would have me, what they call hobbled, and I was afraid of my life. I was taken up about three weeks ago; then I gave information, as I wanted to clear myself.</p>
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<p>(L.) They were a second time indicted for
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<p>Mary, his wife, gave the same account; but had so slight a sight of the man she did not know him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-23-person220" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> + and I, went out with intent to rob; we went round Black-Fryars, and came to the prosecutor's house. Underwood
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<p>+ See Lister tried, and capitally convicted, No. 489, in Mr. Alderman Turner's, and 117, in this Mayoralty.</p>
<p>Q. How could you come at the shutters, there being rails?</p>
<p>Pearce. We reached over the rails with our iron crows. After I was in, Underwood handed Wharton in. I struck a light, and Underwood put the shutters to. We took a silver watch, that hung over the chimney-piece. I took two guineas in gold in a metal box; a child's coral, and a pair of knee-buckles; and, in breaking open the beaufet, we heard a noise in the back parlour, and made our escape out at the window, and left an iron crow, a chissel and pistol, in the house. We both ran home with the things we had got, and Underwood made away with them. When the door was opening I ran away first; Wharton said something about d - ning, but I was out. The woman said hey hey, or something like it. We dropped the candle, I believe, in the room.</p>
<p>Mrs. Mollison. There was no candle on the floor.</p>
<p>Mrs. Mollison. There was some burnt paper lying.</p>
<p>Pearce. Underwood brought us two guineas for the watch, coral, and knee-buckles. He made away with them to a Jew.</p>
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<p>+ See Underwood tried twice, No. 234 and No. 11, in this Mayoralty.</p>
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<p>Q. How had he got in?</p>
<p>Andrews. He got in at the fan light over the door. He informed me afterwards they put him in with his feet foremost. My wife had the candle, but, upon my opening the door, I knocked it out of her hand. The prisoner, finding my sword had pricked him, surrendered, and said he would tell me all he knew. I got him in my arms and held him fast. My wife went out at the back door and called murder, thieves! and some neighbours came: Mr. Gosset came to the door, and said, Let me in; and after that came another neighbour: there came in a man, a stranger, that I did not like. As soon as a light came, I heard something fall, which was this snuff-box, (producing one, with tinder in it) which I believe was put in over the door. I asked the prisoner what he would discover, and how long he had been in the gang; he said twelve months, or upwards. I asked him how many there were of the gang; he said fourteen or fifteen; I asked where they resorted; he said upon Salt-petre-bank; I asked him how many were in the gang that attacked my house; he said four besides himself. When Mr. Gosset and Mr. Stockbridge were come in, I asked these questions again, and then he gave the same answers. I thought it necessary to be upon him as soon as ever he was in; had I given him time to have opened the door, the rest might have come in, and been too powerful for me.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. Here is the information the prisoner gave before the justice upon oath. (Holding it in his hand).</p>
<p>Court. If it was taken upon oath, it cannot be read against him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>That night I was going along; there were two men standing at that gentleman's door. They said to me, You must get over this door and open it for us. I said, What business have you with me? They put a pistol to my head, and swore they would blow my brains out, if I did not. After I got over, they put a tinder-box over, and bid me take it. I own I was in the house, but it was against my inclination.</p>
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<p>In his information, he gave an account, that he was lifted in at the window by two men, named Jones and Moody; and the stranger that came into the prosecutor's house was named
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<interp inst="t17700630-24-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Mr. Hamilton's when Cook was taken up: I asked him if he had robbed his master; he said he was concerned in robbing him; that he let a person into the house, about one o'clock in the morning: he said that person went by different names: he acknowledged to his taking part of the half-crowns, and the other person took the gold out of the desk, and gave him three half-guineas for his share. I took from him eleven half-crowns, two half-guineas, and a shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-24-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The boy Lee was brought in at the Brown-Bear in Bow-street. He was searched, and between the lining and crown of his hat I found this medal and half a guinea; this was on a Monday morning, three weeks ago. (The medal produced).</p>
<p>Mr. Hamilton. I believe this to be my property: there is no particular mark upon it; it is quite fresh as when struck.</p>
<p>Heley. In one cuss of his sleeve, I found a dollar, and in the other, I found a half-crown piece. (Produced in court).</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I cannot ascertain the dollar, Heley. Lee had pleaded to be admitted evidence
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<interp inst="t17700630-24-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Cook said they had hid some things at Somerset stairs. We went to search, and, in coming back, we found Lee at the Kings and Key in Fleet-street. We took him up to Bow-street. I had seen him under the piazzas in Covent-Garden along with Cook.</p>
<p>Andrew Hill. When we took Lee to the
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<interp inst="t17700630-24-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , facing Sir John's, I found him concealing money in his hat, and putting something in a handkerchief in his breeches. He was sitting facing me, and had an apron on. I moved over to him. I put my hand in his breeches and took out eighteen half-crowns and a dollar, and delivered them to Mr. Gee the next morning.</p>
<p>Q. from Lee. Did you see the money in my hand?</p>
<p>Hill. No, I did not. I saw your hand in your hat. I only suspected you.</p>
<p>Q. from Lee. Did you see me put any money in my handkerchief?</p>
<p>Hill. I did not.</p>
<p>Lee's Defence.</p>
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<p>Cook's Defence.</p>
<p>I saved up them half-crowns, and two half-guineas: they were all my own money, which my relations and friends gave me.</p>
<p>To Cook's Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-26-person254" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , came up to me on the 12th of May, about four in the morning, and told me my desk was broke open. I went down, and found my street door open, which I saw fast at eleven o'clock, before I went to bed, and the chain up cross it. I found the lock of my compting-house broke. I missed a 3 l. 12 s. piece a French crown, a Spanish dollar, a Prussian six-dollar, two English crown pieces, and five, six, or seven pounds in loose silver; there might be six or seven half crowns, two or three half moidores, a 6 s. 9 d. or two, and several five-and-three-pences, two four-and-six-pences; here were some half guineas, three three shilling papers of halfpence, a green silk purse; out of a
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177006300017"/> closet, in the same room I missed five large silver table-spoons with a crest-upon them, and the letter W on the back of the bowls, two silver tea-spoons, not marked, a little pair of sugar-tongs, and two pair of dog-skin shoes. The prisoner lived servant with me, and had been discharged from me about nine months before that time; he had been at my house the day before, to see his late fellow-servants; they all had a suspicion of him. I dispatched my servants to see for him, one went one way, and the other another; they took him the same day, the 12th of May, with some of the things upon him. I saw him searched; he had one of my pairs of shoes on his feet, and a pair of my metal buckles in his shoes. I asked him what was become of my silver spoons and tongs? He said, they were at the lodgings of a girl that he had kept company with, in Wentworth-street. The constable went there; it is between Whitechapel and Spitalfields; the prisoner went with him. Then we suspected he must have the money or the purse about him; and in his breeches we found 5 l. 2 s. a French crown that I swear to, by having a mark upon it, two English crowns, a Spanish dollar, a Prussian six-dollar, a 3 l. 12 s. a six and nine-pence, a four and six-pence, three thirteen and six-pences, five guineas, three half guineas, two quarter guineas, concealed under his ham, and fifteen shillings and six-pence in silver, loose in his waistcoat pocket. The prisoner owned in the presence of six or seven people, that he took all these things out of my desk. I asked him how he broke the desk open? He said, with a small sugar-chopper that lay in the window; and it appeared to be done by such an instrument. When I went to bed, it lay in the farther window, and in the morning it lay in the window next to the desk.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask him how he got out?</p>
<p>Walker. He said he went out at the house door.</p>
<p>Q. How long had he lived with you?</p>
<p>Walker. He lived with me about four months.</p>
<p>Q. Could he speak English? (He pretended not to understand English.)</p>
<p>Walker. I have heard him speak English three or four years ago; he lived servant where I served my time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-26-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. The prisoner came to me to light a candle that night this house was robbed; it was properly Saturday morning about two o'clock. I cannot say I ever saw him before he came from over the way from Mr. Walker's house, and after that I saw him go in at the door, and heard him fasten it; my place is just opposite the house. When he came out he was in his shirt, and his breeches on. It was much of his size; I do not say he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-26-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was attending the Rotation at Whitechapel, the prosecutor came there, and asked for an officer. I went with him to Mr. Rider's house in Angel-alley, from there he sent one of his own men with me, to shew me where the prisoner was. He was not at his lodging. I went a second time, and saw him in the street, going along, and the servant after him. I ran and laid hold of him, and said, You are my prisoner, and brought him to a public house near Whitechapel church, into a back room. Mr. Walker came. I searched the prisoner, and found a pair of shoes and a pair of metal buckles in them. Mr. Walker asked the prisoner, what he had done with the spoons and the money; he said, he left them in a drawer in his lodging. I went with him to his lodging, and searched all the drawers, but found none; but upon a half-tester bed I found five tablespoons, two tea-spoons, and a pair of tea-tongs, all silver, in a handkerchief. Then I went to the Minories, where he said he had sold a pair of buckles to Mr. Harding; then I came back to the public house. We took the prisoner's shoes off, and opened the right knee of his breeches, after that the left, then the silver and gold sell out in a green purse; I took them up, and laid them on the table before him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-26-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Walker. I got up about four in the morning, and found the street-door open. I went into the compting-house, and found the desk broke open; then I went and called my master; he came down, and found his money was gone. I was present when the money was found upon the prisoner, and heard him say he took it out of Mr. Walker's desk; and that he got in at a window in the coal-cellar.</p>
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<p>There was no evidence to the fact but
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<interp inst="t17700630-27-person265" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> an evidence, No. 320; and see him tried for a felony, No. 165, both in this mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>This did not appear to be a felony.</p>
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<p>376. (L.)
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<p>377. (M.)
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<p>Q. Did she see you move it?</p>
<p>Smith. Not as I know of; my money was in a little leather purse, and that in a large one. I felt her hand going to one side. I put my hand in my pocket, and found my money was gone. She was going off.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to sleep?</p>
<p>Smith. No, I never slept at all; I was not in the room above half an hour, and I had not laid down above ten minutes before I missed my purse. I laid hold of her when I missed it, and a man came up and sell to beating me about for some time, and in struggling we all fell down stairs together. Then the woman of the house came and beat me with a poker about the head. They turned me out into the street, and I was knocked down once in the street. I begged of a man to let me be in his house, or I did not know but I should have been killed. I went to bed, and there lay till morning. The next morning a man asked me what was the matter? I told him. He said, Could you know the person that took your money? I said, I should. He went into the house, and brought the prisoner out directly. I knew her again. He ransacked her; what he found, I do not know. I was told she had money in her stocking, but I never could know the truth of it; I never saw it since. There was five guineas, a six shilling and nine pence, and a nine shilling piece. There was some silver, but I do not know how much.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by so much money?</p>
<p>Smith. I saved it at my labour; it is what I could save out of two years wages; I lived with a farmer.</p>
<p>Q. What was your business in London?</p>
<p>Smith. I came to seek for work.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Smith. I was very sensible and very sober; they behaved very well till after I was up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel her take your money?</p>
<p>Smith. No; I felt her hand in my fob. When she was before the Justice she said, she knew nothing of me or my money either.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the man in my life till the day I was taken up before the bench.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Are you sure this is the woman that took your money?</p>
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<persName id="t17700630-32-person285"> Edward Ward
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<interp inst="t17700630-32-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live near Grosvenor-square. I lost the things mentioned in the indictment the second of May, from a yard, called
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700630-32-victim284 t17700630-32-viclabel166"/>. I missed them at seven o'clock when I came home; I found the hinges of my box broke behind; they were safe a few minutes before three that afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Ward. I have known him about two years. He came down the yard in a poor dishabille; he said he had been sick, but I found since he had been in Tothilfields Bridewell. I having a regard for him, I offered to take his clothes out of pawn till he could raise money to pay me again. He helped to put my horses to my carriage sometimes, but very seldom. I was a friend to him.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge him?</p>
<p>Ward. I found all his clothes which he had on under the manger, and he was not to be found. I was told he was an acquaintance of Ogilvie's. I went to Tybern, expecting I should see him when Ogilvie was executed; there I met with him. He had none of my things on. I got a constable and charged him; he confessed he had pawned my coat to Mr. Jones, in Westminster. I went there and found it. (Produced and deposed to.) He said he had sold the rest of my things; he owned to every thing but the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-32-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am fourteen years of age. I live with a pawnbroker in Tothil-street. The prisoner at the bar pawned this coat with me the second of May, in the dusk of the evening. I asked him where he lived? He said, in Tothil-street. He pawned it in the name of Haddock.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not break the box open.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him.</p> </div1>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700630-33-defend288 t17700630-33-deflabel173"/>. After that he was stopped by Mr. Mills, with this milk measure.</p>
<p>Mr. Mills. I live in Cold Bath Fields, I am a carpenter and broker. The prisoner brought this measure to me last Saturday, between one and two o'clock, in a bag. He asked me if I buy old copper, and took this measure out of his bag. (Produced and deposed to by prosecutor.) I said, this is a very good thing. (I saw the city arms upon it.) He said, I suppose you will give me no more than the price of old copper, 9 d. a pound. I said, Honest friend, how came you by it, it is a regular gallon measure? He said, it was his own property, and I should have it very cheap. I said, I was of opinion it was stole, how long have you had it? He said, he had had it some time, he bought it at Camberwood, (I suppose meaning Camberwell) for four shillings and a pint. I said, I believe it has this day been used, I shall not buy it; I shall send for an officer and charge you. I did, and charged him upon suspicion.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Here is E. C. 1764, upon it; I well know it to be mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had it of a man I never saw in my life before; I had no money to help me. He put his bag upon my back; I did not know what it was. He took me to a public house, and gave me a pennyworth of beer and some bread and cheese. Said he, Carry this to that shop and sell it, and I'll give you a shilling for your trouble. I went in, and that man stopped me, and would not let me go for the man. I am an
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700630-33-defend288 t17700630-33-deflabel174"/>; I have worked for the prosecutor six or seven years.</p>
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<p>380. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17700630-34-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's house. The prisoner came into my room and took a shirt from my bed's head, then she went cross the room to another bed, and took off one of the sheets, and put my shirt into that, and walked off to the door. I got out of bed and laid hold of her, and called out, and Mrs. Mahagan came up in her smock, and her petticoat in her hand; then the landlord came, and I gave her in charge. She had the shirt and sheet under her arm.</p>
<p>Q. Was she a lodger there?</p>
<p>Ryan. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-34-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I came up stairs upon the alarm, and saw the prisoner with the sheet rolled up under her right arm. The shirt was in the sheet; the sheet was my property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was in the room; I found them in the street.</p>
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<p>381. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700630-35-off184 t17700630-35-cd185"/>. *</p>
<p>The person that had the handkerchief did not appear.</p>
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<p>382. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17700630-36-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Yesterday, between one and three o'clock, I saw the prisoner take a handkerchief out of a man's pocket. He perceived he was seen. He ran down
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<interp inst="t17700630-36-person309" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700630-36-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a linen-draper, and live at the bottom of Holborn-hill. I was standing with a person at the end of Friday-street, Cheapside, this evidence called, stop thief! The prisoner came cross Cheapside, and into Friday-street. I was at his heels. He ran into a warehouse; there I took him by the collar. Mr. Alderman Kirkman's servant said, he saw him pull something from his pocket. We looked about, and found the handkerchief lying on the ground. The mob wanted to duck him *, but I being an officer, said, they should not, and insisted he should be brought to justice.</p>
<p>* The prisoner's companions generally proposed that of Ducking, with intent to get him off.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-36-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Alderman Kirkman. I was in our warehouse, making up a parcel, between one and two, as near as I can guess, that day. The prisoner ran down the street, and into the warehouse, and throwed something from his bosom behind the door. I went and looked, and there found the handkerchief. (Producing a silk handkerchief.) This is it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was walking along Cheapside, there might be eight or ten people together; there was a coach and a cart. A person trod upon a dog; he sell a barking. One of the men dropped a handkerchief, I took it up; a man came and said he would have it; I said, No, you shall not; then I went down that place. I was going to Billingsgate to buy some mackrel.</p>
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<persName id="t17700630-37-person318"> Evan Pugh
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<interp inst="t17700630-37-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Royal Oak, on the other side Black-Fryars bridge, in the parish of Christchurch. I was at the Red Lion in the
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<interp inst="t17700630-37-person319" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> with her. They brought me to the same place again, to get me to lie down, and said she would help me to my things; then Sarah Collins lay down on the side of the bed along with me. After some time, I heard a noise at the door, beating at it, as if they would break it open.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Pugh. This was about four in the afternoon. I got up and opened the door; there came in a soldier, named
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<interp inst="t17700630-37-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; (I had put a table and chair against the door: there was no latch ) he fell upon me, and beat me in a most unmerciful manner; and said, You dog, I am bloody-minded. I was afraid he would kill me. He took up my coat, and gave it to
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<interp inst="t17700630-37-person321" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and said, Keep it; and from that time I never saw my coat, waistcoat, breeches, or any of my things that are in the indictment. Then I went from there to the Red-Lion, and asked leave to stay there till I could get something to put on. I staid there some time: I begged for a pair of old breeches to put on. I had this pair lent me which I have now on; and in that trim I was forced to go home. I went again the next morning, and desired to have my clothes. I found the two prisoner at the Red-Lion; they would not let me have them; they said they were pawned, but did not say where.</p>
<p>Scrivner. I have known him three or four
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<persName id="t17700630-37-person322"> Sarah Collins
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<interp inst="t17700630-37-person322" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to let him lie on her bed. He had only two-pence in his pocket, and I lent him some money to get a pint of half and half.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-37-person323" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prosecutor sent for me about nine or ten at night: there he was sitting in his shirt (a poor old shirt); the woman said if it had been a good one the girls would have had that. He told me they had taken his keys and every thing. The next day they delivered his keys and his pocket-book. The girls told me his coat was pawned for three shillings, his waistcoat for eighteen-pence, and that all his things were pawned. I was angry with him, and told him he wanted cooling, and I thought he had got one. He was a little in liquor, having been removing some goods in Westminster.</p>
<p>Scrivner's Defence.</p>
<p>He gave me the clothes out of his hand into mine. I pawned them for 18 d. and brought him the duplicate.</p>
<p>Collins's Defence.</p>
<p>He wanted me to go up stairs; I said I will not, you have got no money; said he, I'll give you my breeches to pawn; he gave me them, and I pawned them for a groat; then we had some gin. He said he could lie in bed till he got more to put on. He pawned his stockings in the public house.</p>
<p>Pugh. I was obliged to sit in the house naked. I sold them for 6 d. to get some beer, sitting in that condition.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , came to me about six in the morning, and told me my house had been broke open. I got up, and came down, and found my bureau and show glass, in which I left many watches when I went to bed, were open, and every thing taken away.</p>
<p>Q. How did they get into your house?</p>
<p>Pryer. They got in over the door. They had struck in a large pane of glass; some of it flew four or five yards into the passage; it seemed to have been done by one blow: there was blood upon it. I missed about forty watches. My servant told me he found the door unbolted. About a week, or ten days after, Mr. Brebrook and another man, came to my house, and told me the prisoner was taken at Rochester. I found fourteen of my watches in the prisoner's house. They are only in the inside cases. (Produced in court ). They have all my name and numbers upon them, and the Arabick characters for figures. I have the outside cases here to them. (Produced in court). The prisoner told me, if I would get him the King's pardon, he would discover the whole of what I had lost. I did not promise him that I would. I took him before Sir
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; there he desired to be admitted evidence; Sir John made him no promise; but gave him to understand, if he would tell who was concerned in breaking the house, probably he might admit him. After we had been with Sir John, we went and searched his house, and found these watches.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Pryer. I got up at six o'clock that morning; the maid was down before me. I went up immediately, and awaked my master.</p>
<p>Q. Who fastened the door over night?</p>
<p>Jennings. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was at day-light when you came down?</p>
<p>Jennings. It was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person332" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor. I came down stairs between six and seven that morning, and found the house broke open, and my master's bureau was broke open; there was a candle left in the parlour almost burnt down to the socket: that same candle I left on the dresser; it was a mould candle: I left about half of it when I went to bed (not burning).</p>
<p>Q. How much was left of it when you found it burning?</p>
<p>R. Farrel. About the length of my finger. I know the house was fast when we went to bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When the prisoner was before Justice Fielding, he wanted to be admitted evidence. The Justice said he would promise nothing. He was an old offender. He told the Justice he could produce 14 watches. Mr. Keys, Mr. Bond, and I, went with him to his house; he shewed us the drawers where they were. Soon after we were there, came Mr.
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the prisoner at Rochester on another occasion. I brought and lodged him in the Poultry-compter. The next morning I applied to my lord-mayor; he gave me an order, as the fact was in Middlesex, to carry the prisoner before Sir
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person335" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He begged of Sir John to be admitted evidence; and said he would make a discovery of the watches. Sir John said, if he did discover the whole tot of Mr. Pryer's watches, (as there were about forty of them, and some of them gold ones) and the rest of the offenders, he would admit him.</p>
<p>Q. Did Sir John make use of the words whole tot?</p>
<p>Keys. I think it was to discover the whole of Mr. Pryer's watches.</p>
<p>Q. Has the prisoner made any discovery?</p>
<p>Keys. No, none at all, neither of the rest of the watches, or offenders.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did I not say that
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<p>Keys. I do not recollect any such thing. I remember he said he had them of somebody; but I don't know he said he had them of
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Peter was in custody at that time. (See him cast for fourteen years transportation last session, No. 225.)</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Have you any evidence here of the time of night your house was broke?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am sure it could not be broke at or after five that morning, for I lay awake from that time, and if it had been done then I must have heard it; my room comes over the passage. We found drops of blood about the passage, and they had taken an apron of the maid's to wipe the blood; it was found bloody. I suppose they cut their hands with breaking the glass.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent as the child unborn;
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought them watches to my house; and as soon as I saw the prosecutor I told him so; and that I would help him whatever lay in my power. Solomon-
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was then very bad in bed. That Sunday I went away, I let every body know where I was going: this was the 15th of March, and I went out on the 18th.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17700630-38-person342"> Moses Jacob
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I went to the watchmaker, the prosecutor, to know if he would not prosecute him: he said he would have 50 l. not to find the bill.</p>
<p>Q. What kin is the prisoner to you?</p>
<p>Jacob. He is my brother-in-law.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This evidence came, with two others, and desired me to make it up: I said I would make it up on no other terms that what Sir
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<p>Mr. Turner. I was told they had taken Lyon on board a ship. I was at the finding these fourteen watches in the prisoner's house. There was one Lazarus Jacob, tried here three sessions ago. He is brother to this last evidence. The prisoner's house joins this Jacob's house in the upper part of it: you may go from out one house into the other.</p>
<persName id="t17700630-38-person344"> Moses Barnet
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<interp inst="t17700630-38-person344" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor wanted to have fifty guineas to make up the affair.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. What this man says is false.</p>
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<p>See Lazarus Jacob tried for stealing watches, to the amount of 200 l. the property of Mr. Turner, No. 55, in this Mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you know who the prisoner belongs to?</p>
<p>Wright. His father is a taylor. He has applied to me, and said if I would let him off he would send him to sea.</p>
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<p>I was coming up Fleet-street, having been drinking with my brother. I saw two other chaps by the gentleman. I walked on and got between him and the chaps: his handkerchief was about half way out. He turned round, and said I was going to pick his pocket, and called the watch. I am about sixteen years of age: I
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