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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110001"/>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 11th, Thursday the 12th, Friday the 13th, Saturday the 14th, Monday the 16th, Tuesday the 17th, and Wednesday the 18th of July, 1770.
<p>In the Tenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the First SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable Barlow Trecothick, Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER VI. PART I. for the YEAR 1770.</p>
<p>Sold by S. Bladon, at No. 28, in Pater-noster-Row.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<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>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>417. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been as far as Whitechapel. I happened to go into this house, I believe, I am not positive,
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<p>418. (M.)
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<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the woman?</p>
<p>Dickens. Yes, I am. She said, a gentleman at their house waited for half a guinea to pay for a coat, so I gave her the two half guineas. She seemed to be in a hurry, and I gave the girl the butter and eggs to carry, and she said she would send back by the girl the guinea, and also fifteen pence, which the butter and eggs came to. I believe, in about half an hour the girl came back crying, and said, the woman had lost her, and had not given her the guinea.</p>
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<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
<p>Lee. Fifteen years old. The prisoner came to our house the 26th of May; she asked for a lump of butter and a groats-worth of eggs, and told my mistress to send change for a guinea. She gave her two half guineas, and me the butter and eggs to carry. She said, she would send back a guinea, and fifteen pence for the butter and eggs by me. She took me up Berwick-street, and when we came to Chapel-street, she bid me go down the street, and knock at the next door to a gateway, and ask for the guinea and fifteen pence. I went, but could not find such a house. I turned my head, and found she was gone.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner promise to send back the guinea and fifteen pence by you?</p>
<p>Lee Yes, she did.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the same woman?</p>
<p>Lee. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the witnesses in my life till the constable came to me where I live. He said, he came to take me up; I asked him for what. He took me to these people and they swore I was the person. I told them, they never saw my face. They asked me whether I would pay the guinea, and they would let me go. I would not; so they took me before the Justice, and he committed me.</p>
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<p>419, 420, 421. (M.)
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<persName id="t17700711-3-person49"> John Cole
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , not yet taken, were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t17700711-3-victim51" type="victimName"> Walter Holland
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-victim51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , on the
<rs id="t17700711-3-cd14" type="crimeDate">5th of June</rs>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700711-3-off23 t17700711-3-cd14"/>, about the hour of one in the night, and stealing a cloth coat, value 20 s. a carving-knife, value 6 d. and four silver tea-spoons, value 4 s. the property of the said
<persName id="t17700711-3-person52"> Walter Holland
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; and a silk handkerchief, four linen handkerchiefs, one tea-chest, two silver tea-spoons, and a linen cap, the property of
<persName id="t17700711-3-victim54" type="victimName"> Elizabeth Batson
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700711-3-victim54 t17700711-3-viclabel15"/>, in the dwelling house of the said
<persName id="t17700711-3-person55"> Walter Holland
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> </rs>. +</p>
<p>There being no witness to bring the charge home to the prisoners, besides the accomplice, they were all three
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-verdict16" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> acquitted </rs>.</p>
<p>(M.) Milliam Holtham, alias Slight, and
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<persName id="t17700711-3-victim57" type="victimName"> Isabella Parker
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<rs id="t17700711-3-cd18" type="crimeDate">12th of June</rs>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700711-3-off23 t17700711-3-cd18"/>, about the hour of one in the night, and stealing two silver table-spoons, value 10 s. seven silver tea-spoons, value 10 s. one pair of silver tea-tongs, value 5 s. a silver saucepan, a silver pepper-box, a looking-glass, value 2 s. a pair of spectacles in a steel case, value 1 s. a tea-chest, value 2 s. two black silk bonnets, value 2 s. three check aprons, value 2 s. a green parchment covered book, value 6 d. a sugar cannister, value 1 s. and seventeen guineas in money numbered, the property of the said Isabella </rs>. +</p>
<p>Isabella Parker. I live at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700711-3-off23 t17700711-3-crimeloc19"/>. My house was broke open on the 12th of June at night, between the hours of one and two, as near as I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110004"/> could understand, when the watchman alarmed us, and said the window was broke open. They had broke six locks, and I lost a small looking-glass; to the best of my remembrance there were seventeen guineas. My bureau was broke open, and sundry papers were taken away, and two books, one a memorandum book of my bank notes; another book, bound in a green cover, which was found in the field, which is my stock-book, seven tea-spoons, six of them marked I. B. my maiden name, the odd spoon was marked with a D; the tea-tongs are marked with P. J. I.</p>
<p>Q. Are any of these things in court?</p>
<p>Parker. The constable, I believe, has got them in his custody.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the house had they got in at?</p>
<p>Parker. The parlour window.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoners. Did you ever see us loitering about the house?</p>
<p>Parker. No; I never saw any of you before to my knowledge.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-3-person58"> Sam. Lee
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable. The night I took Price, I found these things upon him. He gave us an account where we might find Slight and Jones. I went to the room of
<persName id="t17700711-3-person59"> Ann Pinnock
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person59" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , in Mutton-lane, about twelve o'clock. Slight and Jones were just gone from there; we found this tea-chest.</p>
<p>Q. Who took them?</p>
<p>Lee. A brother officer took them in Clerkenwell. I found the pocket-book before we went to search this room. The accomplice went with me to shew me the house he had broke open. I think he went with me to the place where the pocket-book was.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Can you swear that tea-chest is your property?</p>
<p>Parker. I can; I have had it thirty years. I can also swear to the spectacles and the glass.</p>
<p>- Blower. I am a watchman; I watch at the watch-house on Clerkenwell Green. On the 12th of June, about two o'clock in the morning, I saw three men, Jones was the first; the next was Slight, alias Holtham; and the last was Price; they were walking one after another, and talking together. I knew Holtham, alias Slight, some years ago. I never saw Jones before, as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. How did you know Price?</p>
<p>Blower. He had a scarlet waistcoat on.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you first see them?</p>
<p>Blower. Opposite the watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Mrs. Parker's house?</p>
<p>Blower. Almost a mile. I pursued them all three.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to pursue them?</p>
<p>Blower. I knew Slight to be one of the wrong sort. They were all three loaded with goods under their left arm. I took Price with this looking-glass. I threatned to cut him down; I had a cutlass. He begged for mercy. I told him, he should have it if he behaved well. I found a steel spectacle-case, with spectacles in it, a box, with some pins in it, and a pair of gloves.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to search Slight's lodgings?</p>
<p>Blower. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When you went to Pinnock's room, did you find any thing there?</p>
<p>Blower. Yes, a tea-chest, another looking-glass, a dark lanthorn, and a knife.</p>
<p>Q. How soon might you pursue them, after they had passed the watch-house?</p>
<p>Blower. They had just got a-breast of the watch-house when I attacked them.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think Jones was one of them?</p>
<p>Blower. I do; he had the same clothes on when my brother constable took him.</p>
<p>Q. Was he dressed the same as when you pursued him?</p>
<p>Blower. He had the same hat and clothes.</p>
<p>Q. Is he a man of the same size and make?</p>
<p>Blower. Yes, he is. I am sure Slight was one, and I believe Jones was another.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-3-person60"> Susanna Cohen
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person60" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mrs. Parker at Islington; her house was broke open on the 12th of June. I fastened the house the over-night; the parlour window was broke open.</p>
<p>Q. How was the window fastened?</p>
<p>Cohen. The window-shutter was bolted and the window shut down; the window-shutter was on the outside the window, and bolted within.</p>
<p>Q. Was the bolt pulled back, or wrenched off?</p>
<p>Cohen. It was entirely wrenched off.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-3-person61"> Ann Pinnock
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person61" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Mutton-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Slight and Jones?</p>
<p>Pinnock. Yes, I have seen them.</p>
<p>Q. Did they not lodge at your house?</p>
<p>Pinnock. Nobody lodged in the room with me.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember seeing either of them at your room in the month of June?</p>
<p>Pinnock. Neither of them, to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. How came that tea-chest in your room?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110005"/>Pinnock. Two young men and William Price brought it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know them?</p>
<p>Pinnock. Yes, I should if I saw them.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoners at the bar; are they, or either of them, the men?</p>
<p>Pinnock. No, neither of them.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be acquainted with them?</p>
<p>Pinnock. I have seen them at Field-Lane, a drinking.</p>
<p>Q. Had either of the prisoners been at your house within twenty-four hours before the tea-chest was found there?</p>
<p>Pinnock. No; if they were, I was asleep.</p>
<p>Q. Had they not a liberty to resort to your house when they pleased?</p>
<p>Pinnock. Many people resorted to my house. I am an unfortunate girl of the town; I did not see them at my house.</p>
<p>Q. from the jury. Was you drinking with the prisoners in Field-Lane?</p>
<p>Pinnock. I was not drinking with them more than with other people.</p>
<p>Q. Does the dark lanthorn belong to you?</p>
<p>Pinnock. It was in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought it to your house?</p>
<p>Pinnock. I bought it at Hockley-in-the-hole; the knife was brought in by Price.</p>
<p>Q. At what time of the night or day were they brought into your room?</p>
<p>Pinnock. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. That is impossible: you say, you recollect its being brought in by Price and two men; you must know whether it was day or night?</p>
<p>Pinnock. It was in the night; I was in bed, they waked me.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it ago?</p>
<p>Pinnock. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a quarter or half a year ago?</p>
<p>Pinnock. It was not so long ago as that.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a month ago?</p>
<p>Pinnock. It may be, very likely.</p>
<p>Q. You must know who the men were?</p>
<p>Pinnock. I should know them if I saw them.</p>
<p>Q. What did they say?</p>
<p>Pinnock. Price said he had got more goods; he was going out, and would come back again.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-3-person62"> William Price
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About the 12th of June, I can't be positive to the day of the month, we three,
<persName id="t17700711-3-person63"> Henry Jones
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and myself, agreed to go out and rob; we attempted several houses in Islington. We were disturbed at one house, and we broke open none but Mrs. Parker's house that night.</p>
<p>Q. How did you get into Mrs. Parker's house?</p>
<p>Price. By forcing open the shutter; we put a chissel to the shutter, and then forced it open with a crow.</p>
<p>Q. Do inform the court what method you take to force open a window?</p>
<p>Price. If there is any place we can get a chissel in at, we make a little room, and then we put in the crow, which has such power, that it will force any window open.</p>
<p>Q. Did you open this window that way ?</p>
<p>Price. Jones and Slight broke it open that way.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it?</p>
<p>Price. Between one and two o'clock. I was without side, to give notice if any body came. They gave me a tea-chest and this looking-glass, and a cannister full of sugar; that was all they gave me at that time. I was sent in afterwards, and I brought out two coloured aprons and several other things, and a bottle of brandy or rum.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any money?</p>
<p>Price. There might be money, I did not see any of it. There were two or three check aprons, and this pair of gloves, and I took the spectacles; this book was thrown over the bank.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. That is my book; my name is in it.</p>
<p>Q. to the constable. Did you find the book where the prisoner directed you?</p>
<p>Lee. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. to Price. Where did you go afterwards?</p>
<p>Price. We came down a narrow path, and so across Clerkenwell-Green. I had a glass under my arm, a bottle of brandy in my pocket, and they a handkerchief tyed up, with some of the things in it.</p>
<p>Q. Had both of them things under their arms?</p>
<p>Price. No; only one had the bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Was you pursued by the watchman?</p>
<p>Price. Yes, and I was taken by him.</p>
<p>Q. What was Jones dressed in?</p>
<p>Price. A red waistcoat.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any coat on?</p>
<p>Price. No coat at all. He had a waistcoat with sleeves.</p>
<p>Q. to Blower. Had the other man a coat on?</p>
<p>Blower. He seemed to me to have a coat on; a dark coat.</p>
<p>Q. to Price. Had
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110006"/>Price. No; he had not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this Pinnock?</p>
<p>Price. She was kept by Slight; I have known Jones frequently lie there.</p>
<p>Q. Had you yourself ever been with him there?</p>
<p>Price. I was in the same room with them once or twice; I saw them take a dark lanthorn there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to Pinnock's that night all of you?</p>
<p>Price. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was she up when you got there?</p>
<p>Price. I can't be positive.</p>
<p>Q. Did Slight generally lodge there?</p>
<p>Price. He always kept her company; I can't say he lodged there.</p>
<p>Q. to Blower. How soon did you see Jones after he was taken?</p>
<p>Blower. About half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a coat on or no?</p>
<p>Blower. He had a coat on then; when they saw me a coming up to them, they turned round short.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a coat on when he passed you?</p>
<p>Blower. I am certain he had a red waistcoat on; I will not be positive whether he had a coat on.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not the next day?</p>
<p>Blower. The next day at two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. It struck you that he was the same man from his dress, did it?</p>
<p>Blower. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a coat on then?</p>
<p>Blower. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What part of his dress struck you at that time?</p>
<p>Blower. A red waistcoat.</p>
<p>Q. to Lee. What constable was it that took Slight and Jones?</p>
<p>Lee. They ran away from me, and a brother constable, Mr. Bishop, took them.</p>
<p>Q. from Jones to Price. Did you ever see me break open any house in your life?</p>
<p>Price. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where?</p>
<p>Price. The house of Mr. Mott, at Ball's pond, and he also helped to break open Mrs. Parker's house.</p>
<p>Q. from Slight. Did you ever see me break open any house?</p>
<p>Price. Yes, Mr. Mott's and Mrs. Parker's. I had only been with them seventeen days when I was taken.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-3-person66"> Joseph Bishop
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. Mr. Rooper came to my house, and said Slight and Jones were gone by at the top of our street; I desired they would pursue them immediately; I also joined them. We overtook them, I believe, in the space of a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Were they running?</p>
<p>Bishop. They were making the best of their way; they every now and then turned round, and one had a knife in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Which of them?</p>
<p>Bishop. Holtham, alias Slight, I believe.</p>
<p>Slight. That knife I cut my bread and cheese with.</p>
<p>Q. Did either of them make any resistance when you took them?</p>
<p>Bishop. Slight was taken first; Jones jumped over a ditch. Mr. Rooper bid him come back, which he did, and he took him. We took them to Bridewell, there we searched them; there was nothing found upon them. The keeper of the prison took a piece of linen out of Slight's pocket, which Mr. Mott claimed.</p>
<p>Q. I think you said you were concerned with them in breaking open Mott's house.</p>
<p>Price. Yes, and Burry Payne was concerned in that robbery.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-3-person67"> Richard Mott
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My house was broke open in the night of the 11th of June, and this piece of linen (taking it in his hand) was taken out. My wife has a gown of the same; I can swear to the piece.</p>
<p>Slight, alias Holtham's Defence.</p>
<p>I can tell how I came by this linen. I went into a public house and called for a pint of beer. Pinnock's mother, who came to my master's where I lived, with butter, had fetched it out of pawn, and I put it in my pocket I got up early in the morning they are speaking of; I was going to my father's, to do some work that I was obliged to have done by eight o'clock. I work for Mr. Jarvis on Snow-Hill, and make crnet handles.</p>
<p>Jones's Defence.</p>
<p>The night that Mrs. Parker's house was robbed, I was at my father's house; I was a-bed there at nine that night; I did not get up till half an hour after nine in the morning. Here is a woman here that can swear I lay at my mother's house the night this house was broke open.</p>
<p>For Jones.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-3-person68"> Elizabeth White
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person68" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-3-person68" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge in Great Earl-street, Seven Dials; I have known
<persName id="t17700711-3-person69"> Jones
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a great many
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110007"/> years; his father and mother lodge in the next room to me.</p>
<p>Q. Where does he live?</p>
<p>White. He chiefly lived in Kingsland Road.</p>
<p>Q. Then he did not lodge at the house you did?</p>
<p>White. Not for a constancy; he lodged there sometimes.</p>
<p>Q. In your room?</p>
<p>White. No, the room next to it.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he lodged there?</p>
<p>White. On and off about six months; my room is on the garret floor. I heard he was taken up either on the Wednesday or Thursday.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell when he lay at this lodging, and when not?</p>
<p>White. I can't punctually say; he might be there, and I not know it. He was in my room about eight o'clock on Tuesday night; I can't say what became of him afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him the next morning the day he was taken up?</p>
<p>White. Yes, the day he was taken up he was at my room between twelve and one at noon, I believe. I thought him a hard working man; he is a brick-maker.</p>
<p>Slight, alias Holtham,
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<p>422. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17700711-3-off23 t17700711-3-crimeloc26"/>. My house was broke open on the 11th of June in the night; the window was fastened over night, with a bolt in the inside. When they got into that room, they could not get into any other part of the house without going out of that room, and breaking in afresh. It was a very windy night; there were large trees before the house, and we heard a noise, but thought it was the wind among the trees. When I got up at six in the morning, I found the window with the bolt broke, and the staple wrenched off; the drawers were taken out of the bureau, and laid some in one place and some in another. There were six locks to the bureau, which were broke; there was a closet at the upper-end of the room; they could not break the lock open, so they broke the pannel of the door; they took the wine from that closet. I lost a great many other things besides those mentioned in the indictment; they were taken up, I believe, on the Wednesday following.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. I went with Price, the evidence, to search for the prisoners in Pinnock's room, as she says it is hers. Slight and Jones ran away. We were told they were in the room just before we went up stairs. This looking-glass was found in Pinnock's room. I went to Mr. Mott to tell him, and I took this glass in my pocket; the evidence went with me. I asked Mr. Mott if his house had been broke open, and if he had lost a glass; he said, yes. I asked, what sort of a glass; his wife said, she had the back of it. (Note, the back of the glass was wanting.) (The glass produced, and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
<p>- Blower. I went with Mr. Lee and the accomplice Price, to
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's room. The evidence went directly to this looking-glass, and said that that was stole out of Mr. Mott's house.</p>
<p>Q. I think you said, when you took Price, there were only three persons together.</p>
<p>Blower. Only three: I have nothing to say against Burry Payne.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person79" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-3-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When we were in search for the prisoners, we found this looking-glass at Pinnock's lodging.</p>
<p>Bishop again.</p>
<p>Q. You said you found a piece of linen upon Slight.</p>
<p>Bishop. Yes, this is it; I took it out of his coat pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person80" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-3-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Bishop and I searched Slight in Bridewell, and found this piece of linen in his pocket.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-3-person81"> Thomas Ballas
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<interp inst="t17700711-3-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live about a quarter of a mile from Mr. Mott's. The morning that he was robbed, just after the clock had struck twelve, my dogs alarmed me. I threw up my sash, and saw three men, and a fourth was standing in the breach they had made in the pallisadoes; I can't swear to their faces; they ran away.</p>
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<p>Q. What day was it on?</p>
<p>Price. I can't positively say the day; it was a night or two before the breaking open Mrs. Parker's house; we broke into a long room; there seemed no other room but that; it seemingly joined the dwelling house.</p>
<p>Q. What did you take from thence?</p>
<p>Price. I was not in the room: we took a looking-glass and several pieces of linen; they all three went into the room.</p>
<p>Q. How did they get in?</p>
<p>Price. By breaking open the outside shutter.</p>
<p>Slight's Defence.</p>
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<p>Jones's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Burry Payne's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>424. (M.)
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<p>Q. What value may the things be altogether that you have been robbed of?</p>
<p>Vazey. To the value of about 130 l. The prisoner was our
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<p>Q. What were they in when you saw them?</p>
<p>Vazey. They were in paper bags when I saw them at Mr. Winch's; I believe some of the bags were ours. I went on Saturday morning to see the man that had offered them for sale; he was waiting for me. I examined the goods. I said, I shall buy them, and make very few words with you, after I have looked at them. I asked Smith, who offered them to sale, whether the goods were in time, (meaning, whether the duty was paid.) He took me up as short as could be, and said, Yes, they are of my own entry; he knew me very well. I took up the cake saffron, which was manufactured here, and not imported in that state in which it was, and said, Is that in time too? he said, Yes. I said, Do you know me? He said, he knew me very well. I said, I shall stop you and the goods; he then acknowledged that he had the goods of
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<interp inst="t17700711-6-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the prisoner. I took Smith before the justice, who committed him. I met Davis in Leather-lane, and took him before Justice Fielding, and he committed him to New Prison.</p>
<p>Q. What account did he give?</p>
<p>Vazey. He said, he knew nothing of the matter. He was very pale, and trembled; he would not believe that I had taken Smith, he thought Smith was too knowing for me. He said before Sir
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<interp inst="t17700711-6-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , that he delivered them to Smith, but said that he had them of a smuggler. I received this letter from the prisoner on the 4th of July.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110009"/>Q. Have you seen the prisoner write?</p>
<p>Vazey. I have; I believe it is not his handwriting; it was brought to me by
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<interp inst="t17700711-6-person101" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-6-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The castor was taken out of the warehouse, and the rhubarb and the musk were behind the compting-house; the other things were in the compting-house.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-6-person102"> John Johnson
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<interp inst="t17700711-6-person102" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-6-person102" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner employed me to carry this letter (producing it) to Mr. Vazey, on the 4th of July. The letter read as follows:</p>
<p>To Mr. Kenton and Company.</p>
<p>New Prison, Clerkenwell, July 4th.</p>
<p>"This is to let you know, that
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<p>"about the beginning of March last, or thereabouts,</p>
<p>"this man desired me to take the goods</p>
<p>"out of the warehouse, and he received them,</p>
<p>"knowing them to be stolen.</p>
<p>"I am, your humble servant,</p>
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<interp inst="t17700711-6-person104" type="given" value="Tho."/>
<interp inst="t17700711-6-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ."</p>
<p>Johnson. He wrote to me, and said he had forgot to put something in the letter which he had a mind to mention, and wanted it back again.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know this is his letter?</p>
<p>Johnson. I saw it wrote by a person in Clerkenwell Bridewell, by the prisoner's direction. The second letter read.</p>
<p>New Prison, Clerkenwell, July 4th, 1770.</p>
<p>Mr. Johnson, Sir,</p>
<p>"I shall be glad if you will send me that letter</p>
<p>"directly, for I have thought of something</p>
<p>"that I shall be glad to put into it which I forgot</p>
<p>"before. In so doing you will oblige</p>
<p>" Your humble servant,
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<p>Johnson. I went directly to him, and asked him what he had got to say; he said, he had forgot to put something into the letter; I told him I could carry it by word of mouth; I went to Mr. Vazey's that night. He told me and his uncle, that this Smith told him several times to take goods out of Mess. Kenton's and Vazey's warehouse; that he told him he would not do any such thing; but that he persuaded him at last to take the goods; that he took them about the beginning of March last, and carried them to Smith's lodgings, and that Smith received them of him, knowing them to be stolen, and that they were Mess. Kenton's and Vazey's. He said that Smith came to him at another time at his master's warehouse, and asked him if he had got any goods; he told him he had not: he said, I can sell the goods very well, and the money will serve us both for pocket-money; but he said that he never received any of the money that Smith sold the goods for.</p>
<p>Q. How became you acquainted with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Johnson. I was formerly a fellow-servant with the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700711-6-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a druggist, and live in the Hay-market. Smith came to me on the 5th of June, and brought some samples of saffron, castor, rhubarb, and musk; the other things he only mentioned, but did not bring samples of.</p>
<p>Q. Were the goods Mr. Vazey found at your house, the goods that were brought by Smith?</p>
<p>Winch. They were.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did confess it.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110010"/> them both back; there was nothing upon the ground when they came into the shop. I asked my master if he had found the piece; he said, No; immediately the piece of linen was found upon Mr. Hughes's foot; I am sure it was not there when we came in. When I laid it upon the compter, it was folded up at length; but when I took it from the ground, it was doubled up short. I imagine from the manner in which they stood, that it was dropped by Salmon.</p>
<p>Hughes. I was in the shop at the time the girls were brought back. Mr. Cawdell challenged them with stealing a piece of lawn; immediately it was dropped upon my shoe. I looked down and saw it upon my shoe; it is a thing of very light weight, I did not feel it.</p>
<p>Salmon's Defence.</p>
<p>I met this young woman, and asked her to go with me to buy a bit of lawn. I bought half a quarter of a yard. We went and had a pint of beer with a woman we met. I met the gentleman; he said I must go back to the shop. When we came back, he asked the gentleman if he had found the lawn; he said, No; and bid us go about our business.</p>
<p>Harris's Defence.</p>
<p>She asked me to go with her; when we came away we met an acquaintance; we went and drank a pint of beer together; the gentleman came to us, and told us to go back again to the shop; there were twenty pieces of cloth on the compter at the time.</p>
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<p>428. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>429. (L.)
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<p>430. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17700711-11-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I knew the prisoner about half a year before this marriage, he was a servant to captain Bootle of Hatton-Garden; I was present at his marriage, and am a subscribing witness; I saw her last Wednesday; I know nothing of their cohabiting together.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have none of my friends here, not one single person have I to call to my character; I expected to be tried to-morrow. I could have had gentlemen to my character, and to have confuted some part of the evidence.</p>
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<p>* See Underwood tried, No. 11, for burglary, No. 234, for receiving stolen goods, and No. 367, for a burglary, all in Mr. Alderman Beckford's second mayoralty.</p>
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<p>Lambeth Reading deposed that M'Donald and M'Kue were committed as being disorderly people, to Clerkenwell Bridewell; that he saw them there; that they directed him to a house, where, under a tile, they had concealed the plate, which they begged him to sell to Underwood, to get them out; that he found it where they, has directed him to, at a house in St. Giles's; that he carried it to a pond near White-conduit-house, where he concealed it. He said that he had no acquaintance with the prisoners, but had been in their company.</p>
<p>M'Donald's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the plate.</p>
<p>M'Kue's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not know I should be called upon so soon.</p>
<p>Memory said in his defence, that Underwood took them to his house to give them some victuals; that Underwood took the plate out of his pocket; that then he went out of the room directly, and the man came and took him into custody; that he worked for the brick-makers.</p>
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<p>All four
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<p>The defence of the prisoners was, that they bought the fowls of a traveller for 5 s.</p>
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<p>Price. I was admitted an evidence against Pinnock for receiving stolen goods, and she has sworn this thing against me, which I know nothing of, out of revenge. In her information she says that I stole six spoons from Mr. Mott's, on which trial yesterday I was admitted an evidence; whereas Mr. Mott lost no spoons.</p>
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<p>Pinnock. I have a room in Mutton-lane. I was drinking in Mr. Holland's house with a great many more people; Price said he had no more money, and he must go out that night a house breaking. Murray and Coleby were there.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Pinnock. Some time in May.</p>
<p>Q. The beginning or end?</p>
<p>Pinnock. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. What did Murray and Coleby say to that?</p>
<p>Pinnock. They were very agreeable.</p>
<p>Q. And what said you?</p>
<p>Pinnock. I was as agreeable to go with them as they were to go.</p>
<p>Court. The scheme seems to be to revenge themselves of this Price, who, I verily believe, has told the truth.</p>
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<p>445. (M.)
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<p>This was denied by all the witnesses.</p>
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<p>446. (M.)
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<p>447. (M.)
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<p>448. (M.)
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<p>449. (L.)
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<p>450. (L.)
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<p>451. (L.)
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<persName id="t17700711-24-person263"> Esther Hale
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person263" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came into my bed-chamber a good deal frightened, and told me that the house was broke open. I got up and came down stairs. I went in the first place into the little parlour on the ground floor, there I found a window-sash up, and by the violence with which it had been forced, the screw that fastens both the sashes together was broke in the middle, and the hinge of the shutter was wrenched off; it is a folding shutter, and the hinges of one of the shutters happened to be on the outside; one of these hinges it was which was wrenched off, and in the parlour there were several little paper boxes; the papers were all scattered about the room. At the farther end was a bureau desk, which was broke open, and the papers it contained were some of them scattered about. From thence I went into an adjoining room (a parlour.) Upon the marble flab I found the blade of a sword and the scabbard, but the hilt was broke off and gone, and the door of the closet had been broke open. From thence I went into the butler's pantry, which is on the same floor, the door of which, I believe, had not been locked, and there I missed the plate.</p>
<p>Q. Was nothing gone from the closet?</p>
<p>Powell. Nothing at all; there was only china in it.</p>
<p>Q. What plate did you miss?</p>
<p>Powell. I can't be particular. Then I went into the one pair of stairs room forwards, (a bed-chamber) I found the clothes-press, the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110015"/> folding-doors open, and some suits, one or two plain suits scattered about the bed and about the room. From the next room, (a bed chamber) from the back of a chair, we missed a plain suit of clothes, sea green, quite new. Afterwards as I was going out of that room, I observed the green baize door stand open; there are double doors. I thought it extraordinary that it should stand open, as there was a spring to it, under the door, in order to keep it open. I found this chissel. (Producing a large flat chissel.) I went immediately to Sir John Fielding's, and took the chissel in my pocket. There was a suit of scarlet clothes laced with gold, gone out of the clothes-press, but we did not absolutely know what clothes were lost till the butler came to town. I went to Sir
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am butler to Mr. Harley. I went out of town on Saturday with my master; my master ordered me to come to town to get his things ready for dressing against he came to town; when I came to the stable, the coachman told me the house had been broke open.</p>
<p>Q. Did you leave any plate behind you when you went from town?</p>
<p>Woodham. Yes, in my pantry; it was left on a shelf, and I believe the pantry was not locked; the key was in the door, it was very seldom locked when we went out of town, other servants being left in the house. I was told my master had lost a pea-green suit of clothes with silver lace. I went up into the room my master laid in, and found them; the drawer in which they were was not broke open. I missed out of the clothes-press a suit of scarlet and gold full trimmed. From thence I went into the room where I lay, which is the next room to my master's, there a suit of sea-green with gold buttons was gone. From thence I went to my master's dressing-parlour, and missed a gold stock-buckle out of a drawer belonging to a dressing-glass. I went then into my pantry, and missed a pair of silver candlesticks, a silver coffee-pot, a silver waiter, five large silver tablespoons, three or four tea-spoons, I am not certain which, a pair of silver tea-tongs, a silver pepper box, and a silver cream-pot. We went into the kitchen, and they said there was a pair of buckles of Mr. Powell's, that were taken from the fire-side, and another pair of my master's, from the marble slab in my master's dressing parlour, which we did not recollect; then there was a new hat which had never been wore, taken off from a pinon the pantry; there were two shirts taken out of a drawer in master's bed-chamber, one with point, and another with other lace, and two fringed; I saw the blade of the sword, the hilt was gone.</p>
<p>Q. Was your master's sword left there?</p>
<p>Woodham. It was left in that parlour; it was a silver hilted one. I can swear that I saw every thing but the scarlet clothes in the house that morning before I went out of town. I found the hat upon
<persName id="t17700711-24-person267"> John Holland
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's head, at the second time of his examination at Guild-Hall, I think on Friday, to the best of my recollection; it was my hat.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person268"> Esther Hale
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person268" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a servant to Mr. Harley. I was the first person that discovered the things were gone. I got up about seven in the morning; I expected my master in town early that morning. As I was getting up I heard the gate bell ring, and I met the coachman in the kitchen; I found the parlour door open.</p>
<p>Q. Who was up before you?</p>
<p>Hale. The cellar-man, a servant that belongs to the wine-vaults. When I went to the parlour, I found the shutter broke open and the window up, and the things were thrown about. I went back to the butler's pantry; I missed the plate; then I went and called Mr. Powell.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the morning was this?</p>
<p>Hale. About seven o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable of the ward of Aldersgate. Mr. Alderman Harley sent for me on Tuesday the 5th of June, as near as I can guess; when I went, the Alderman was not in the way: I saw Mr. Powell; he told me his master had been robbed, and that they had left a chissel behind them. I asked for the chissel, and took it with me to Wood-street Compter, and asked for one
<persName id="t17700711-24-person270"> Thomas King
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I said to him, there had like to have been a robbery, and they had left 2 chissel behind them. He asked to see it; I told him he should, if he would step out. I got him into another room, and shewed it him. He said with an oath. This is
<persName id="t17700711-24-person271"> Tom Lee
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's. I asked him who went a thieving with him; he said, there was
<persName id="t17700711-24-person272"> Jack Holland
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person272" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and Will the carpenter; and that they sold the goods to Bet or
<persName id="t17700711-24-person273"> Nan Brush
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person273" type="given" value="Nan"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person273" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , in Golden-lane. I gave him some money
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110016"/> to buy some beer. I told the Alderman what he had told me, and he ordered me to go to Sir
<persName id="t17700711-24-person274"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person274" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person274" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, and we had a search-warrant for Brush's room, at
<persName id="t17700711-24-person275"> Isaac Lumley
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person275" type="given" value="Isaac"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, the Black Raven in Golden-lane. We found some things there, but they were not Mr. Harley's; a warrant was granted for the other three.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person276"> Joseph Stevenson
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person276" type="surname" value="Stevenson"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person276" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I searched Lumley's house; we found, upon a strict search, this bit of gold lace, and these gold buttons. (Producing them.)</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person277"> Richard Hewetson
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person277" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a lace-man, and live in King street, Covent-Garden. I sold a quantity of lace of this pattern to Mr. Harley, on the 14th of January, 1768. I believe it is of my manufactory. I am as well convinced of it as I can be of a thing of that nature, it was made in my house.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell what quantity of lace you have sold of that pattern?</p>
<p>Hewetson. I can't be positive; perhaps a hundred yards.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person278"> George Newinburg
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person278" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a button-maker, and live with my brother. This (looking at the buttons) is our pattern, and these buttons were made by us; there are many about town of the same pattern, but that button is made by us.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon you to say to whom you sold these identical buttons?</p>
<p>Newinburg. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you sell any to Mr. Harley?</p>
<p>Newinburg. I sold some of the same pattern as this on the 15th of January, 1768, to Mr. Harley's taylor, for a full dress suit for Mr. Harley.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not sold many of the same pattern?</p>
<p>Newinburg. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person279"> Thomas King
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person279" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .
<persName id="t17700711-24-person280"> Michael Wood
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came to me in the Compter, and asked me if I knew that chissel; I said, it was Will the carpenter's,
<persName id="t17700711-24-person281"> John Holland
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person281" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person281" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, and
<persName id="t17700711-24-person282"> Thomas Lee
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person282" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person282" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; it did not belong to one more than another; I believe I have had it in my hands many a time before now.</p>
<p>Q. Did they use to go together?</p>
<p>King. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner's council. This is a common carpenter's chissel, is it not?</p>
<p>King. Donaldson is a carpenter by trade.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any thing particular in that chissel?</p>
<p>King. I know it by the cut underneath.</p>
<p>Q. Are they not all made so?</p>
<p>King. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Prisoner's council. That is just as it was made at first.</p>
<p>Court. How long have you known these people?</p>
<p>King. Since Christmas;
<persName id="t17700711-24-person283"> Henry Holland
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person283" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I knew five or six years ago.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of their having been together?</p>
<p>King. Yes; I have been in company with them.</p>
<p>Q. What house did they use?</p>
<p>King. The Py'd Bull in White-cross-street, and
<persName id="t17700711-24-person284"> Isaac Lumley
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person284" type="given" value="Isaac"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you come from? Are you not in custody now?</p>
<p>King. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What day was you taken up?</p>
<p>King. I can't say.</p>
<p>Q. Was it before Mr. Harley was robbed?</p>
<p>King. Yes, it was.</p>
<p>Q. When was the last time you saw them together, before you was taken up?</p>
<p>King. I don't know.</p>
<p>A sheriffs officer. He was taken up on the 17th of May.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person285"> James Tagg
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person285" type="surname" value="Tagg"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person285" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a servant to Mr. Harley. I got up a little before seven the morning of the robbery; when I came down, I saw the parlour door and my master's dressing-room door wide open. I did not go into either of the rooms.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person286"> John Holland
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person286" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about five months.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one Lee?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes, I knew him rather before that.</p>
<p>Q. Has there been any connections between you and Donaldson and Lee, or either of them?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes, constant, for three months past.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of breaking into Mr. Harley's house?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes,
<persName id="t17700711-24-person287"> William Donaldson
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I were going out together that night to see what we could get, it was the morning, indeed, he came and called me out of my room in Peter-street, Cow-Cross, about two o'clock. We went to the girl we used to sell the things to,
<persName id="t17700711-24-person288"> Bet Brush
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person288" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , at the Black Raven in Golden-lane, for something; we got two pistols, a dark lanthorn, two chissels, and a crow; then we went into Long-Lane; we tried to open a yard door; a person called to us, and we went from there. Then we went to the back of Bartholomew-close, in
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110017"/> Little Britain; we were disturbed there. We were going home from there; we left the remainder part of the things, besides one chissel and one crow, the two pistols we had with us, the rest we hid under some dung, a tinder-box, a lanthorn, and a chissel. We went into Smithfield; a bullock ran out of Smithfield down Little-Britain; we followed it, and the bullock turning short upon us, we ran up a court there out of its way. Donaldson said, Don't let us go away from here yet, we may get something may be; it was a paved court, I don't know the name of it; there were iron rails at the farther end, and steps went down. He got over them iron rails, and opened Mr. Harley's yard door, which was a wooden door, and went down into the yard. I went in, and bolted the door after me. We went and tried at the windows of the house; none of the sashes would shove up of themselves, because they were screwed down, so we forced up the farther sash on the right hand side of the house, with a chissel and a crow.</p>
<p>Q. Who did that?</p>
<p>Holland. The prisoner. Then he called to me; I went and helped him to get the sash up. After he had forced it a little way, he got the inside shutter open by getting off the hinge, and so got in. Before he got in, he pulled out four or five pair of shoes that were upon a settle in the window, and threw them down in the yard; then he got in and took down the bar, and opened the shutter, and I got in. We went to a little pantry where the plate was; after that we came to the place we first got in at.</p>
<p>Q. What did you take out of that pantry?</p>
<p>Holland. Two candlesticks, a coffee-pot, and some small plate; I don't know rightly what besides. Then he left me in the room, and went up stairs, and brought down a suit of light green clothes, and a suit of scarlet, trimmed with gold lace. He said, he would go up again. I said, if he did, I would not stay. He said, there was a gold watch hung up over the bed, and that Mrs. Harley was in bed. He wanted to go up and fetch it; I said, if he did, I would go away and leave him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know whose house it was?</p>
<p>Holland. No, not till after we got in. When we came to look upon a hat-box, we saw wrote upon the cover of it, The Right. Hon.
<persName id="t17700711-24-person289"> Thomas Harley
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person289" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; we picked up the things, and came away.</p>
<p>Q. What did you take out of the parlour?</p>
<p>Holland. The silver hilt of a sword; we broke open a bureau in that parlour, but I don't remember that we took any thing at all out of it. There was a dressing-glass with a little drawer, which I think was locked; we opened it, and took out a gold stock-buckle. We came away the same way as we got in; we carried the things to
<persName id="t17700711-24-person290"> Bet Brush
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person290" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and staid till they weighed the silver.</p>
<p>Q. How much was there of it?</p>
<p>Holland. One hundred and six ounces, with the lace that came off the clothes. We took the lace off the scarlet clothes as soon as we got in.</p>
<p>Q. Was it all burnt?</p>
<p>Holland. All, as far as I know; I did not know of there being any left.</p>
<p>Q. What, was it burnt before it was weighed?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes, directly: we sold her the light clothes and the rest of the things; we agreed for twenty-three guineas or thereabouts for all; I am not quite positive whether it was that or more; it was thereabouts. She did not pay us for them; she said, stay till Isaac gets up, that is,
<persName id="t17700711-24-person291"> Isaac Lumley
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I laid down to sleep upon her bed; in about two hours time Donaldson awaked me, and gave me eleven guineas and a half.</p>
<p>Q. What became of Donaldson?</p>
<p>Holland. The money was paid to him, and he paid me; who paid him, I don't know. Here is a hat which was taken from me, that we took from Mr. Harley's, from off a hook in the pantry; he had one, and I had the other.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this chissel?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes, this is my chissel; he told me he left it sticking in a door to keep it open. I was not quite up stairs, so I don't know where he left it. He wanted to go back to fetch it; I said, it was too late; St. Paul's clock had struck five before we came out of the house; we were in the yard when he wanted to go back.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the chissel?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes, very well; I broke that corner of it off myself. ( Note, the chissel had part of the shoulder of it near the handle broke off.)</p>
<p>Q. Do they make the chissels often so?</p>
<p>Holland. I am not a judge of that; I stole it out of a carpenter's shop.</p>
<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
<p>Holland. Eighteen next April.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been in this way?</p>
<p>Holland. About six months, or rather more; I was bred a poulterer.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110018"/>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Are you now in custody?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been taken up?</p>
<p>Holland. I was taken up this day three weeks, before Donaldson.</p>
<p>Q. How long before him?</p>
<p>Holland. Two days, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. He was taken up upon your information, I believe?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes, he was.</p>
<p>Q. You say, when you set out, you took with you several things, and that you left the lanthorn and chissel before you went to Alderman Harley's?</p>
<p>Holland. We did.</p>
<p>Q. What had you at first?</p>
<p>Holland. A dark lanthorn, two chissels, an iron crow, and a tinder-box.</p>
<p>Q. Have you had any quarrel with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Holland. We quarrelled once at
<persName id="t17700711-24-person292"> Isaac Lumley
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person292" type="given" value="Isaac"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; I don't rightly know the time when.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before this transaction?</p>
<p>Holland. More than a month.</p>
<p>Q. How long might you be in Mr. Harley's house?</p>
<p>Holland. About an hour, or three quarters of an hour in the whole.</p>
<p>Q. The lace, I think you say, was all burnt?</p>
<p>Holland. It was, as far as I knew.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person293"> James Brown
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to Wood-street Compter. Donaldson came to me on Sunday morning. and desired to speak to me; I told him I could not come then; as soon as I could I went to him. I took him into a yard; we walked there an hour or half an hour. He asked me whether Holland was admitted an evidence; I said, I could not tell. He asked me if any property was found; I said, Yes, some buttons and some lace; there was nobody but him and I in the yard. He gave for answer, that he thought it was a hard matter to swear to lace and buttons. I said, there is a hat they took off from Holland's head; but that Holland said, it was not Mr. Harley's. He said, Will you do one thing for me? I said, I would, if it lay in my power. He said, Tell Holland to say, when he is upon his evidence, that he bought the hat of a Jew before the robbery was committed. I told him, it was not my place to do any such thing, neither would I. I think he asked to speak to Holland himself; I said, that was not in my power to admit. He asked if Holland's wife was along with him; I said, I believed she was; he desired I would tell her. He said, I can't think what the Devil could possess me that night we broke Alderman Harley's house open, for I had above twenty guineas in my pocket at the same time. I was certainly bent upon wickedness that night, for when I went up stairs into Alderman Harley's room, there was somebody in the Alderman's bed; there was a green and white cap lay upon the pillow, and I thought it stirred; I took the pistol in my hand, says he, and said that if he got up, I would blow his brains out; with that, he said, he never saw the cap stir afterwards. He said, he brought some clothes down out of the room; he said, they melted down the silver, and that there was above a hundred ounces of it. He said, As to that lace they have got, if it is Alderman Harley's, it is what that damned bitch or whore, I don't know which he said, has cheated
<persName id="t17700711-24-person294"> Jack Holland
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person294" type="given" value="Jack"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-24-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> out of, for he burnt it in her room. I left him, and went into the lodge; I said to Holland, How could you say that hat was not Alderman Harley's, when Will has just been telling me it is, and who melted the plate and burnt the lace down? Holland said no more.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with Donaldson?</p>
<p>Brown. He worked with the city carpenter; our prison wanted repairing, and he worked upon it; I have known him about half a year.</p>
<p>Q. He knew you was a turnkey of the gaol, I suppose?</p>
<p>Brown. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And so, he without any inducement whatever, told you this story?</p>
<p>Brown. He did.</p>
<p>Q. It seems pretty improbable he should tell this story to you?</p>
<p>Brown. He told a good many of these witnesses, Wood and Phillips, That as for Brown, if he had held up his finger, he should have followed me all about London; and that he did not think I should have deceived him.</p>
<p>Q. What could induce him to make such an ample confession as this to you?</p>
<p>Brown. I imagine he took me to be a friend, and expected I would tell him every thing that had passed about Holland's being admitted an evidence.</p>
<p>Q. When was Holland admitted an evidence?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110019"/>Brown. The night we took him: we took him to Alderman Harley in Bucklersbury.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any expectation of being admitted an evidence before this?</p>
<p>Brown. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner's council to Holland. Do you remember any thing of this man's coming in and asking you how you came to say that hat was not Mr. Harley's?</p>
<p>Holland. I don't remember any such thing.</p>
<p>Q. to Wood. Do you remember Brown's saying any thing to you about this?</p>
<p>Wood. I came to the lodge on Sunday morning; he said, Wood, I have heard more than what you are aware of; and told me the same as he has said now. When I took him, he said, if he had seen me five minutes sooner, he would have blown my brains out.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>With regard to what Brown has sworn against me, it is as false as God is true: he asked me twenty questions, but I would give him no reply. I know nothing of the robbery: I can bring proof who I lodged with the night Alderman Harley's house was broke open. The reason why Holland attempts to take my life away, is, we quarrelled once about a supper at Lumley's; I beat him; he brought a pistol and fired at me; I turned the pistol off, and the ball went under my arm; there is a man in Mr. Akerman's custody, that can prove the same.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person295"> Mary Prior
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person295" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep the White Hart in White-Hart-court, Charter-house-lane. The prisoner has lodged in my house four months.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he use to come home at night?</p>
<p>Prior. Sometimes eight, nine, ten, or eleven, as it happened.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he generally go out of a morning?</p>
<p>Prior. Between five and six.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether he lodged at your house on Sunday the 3d of June?</p>
<p>Prior. I can't recollect that day particularly what time he came home. He hardly ever came home later than eleven, excepting half an hour on a Saturday night.</p>
<p>Q. Was he never out?</p>
<p>Prior. Never out of a night since he lodged with me; he generally dined with me of a Sunday, and paid for his dinner.</p>
<p>Q. Then the whole time he has been with you, he has not been out of a night?</p>
<p>Prior. Never to my knowledge; I always lock the door, and take the key into my room.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your room?</p>
<p>Prior. Up two pair of stairs forwards.</p>
<p>Q. What time do you go to bed?</p>
<p>Prior. Sometimes eleven, Saturday nights-later.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any other lodger?</p>
<p>Prior. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How many?</p>
<p>Prior. Only one lodger, who lay with the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. What time do you get up of a morning?</p>
<p>Prior. Between five and six o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How did he get out of a morning?</p>
<p>Prior. I let him out.</p>
<p>Q. Was you always up at that time?</p>
<p>Prior. Yes; if I was not, he always called me up to let him cut.</p>
<p>Q. So you take upon you to swear that he never laid out of your house a night all the time he lodged with you. Do you know where he worked?</p>
<p>Prior. No; I have seen many of his tools, and have bought chips of him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Holland?</p>
<p>Prior. Yes; I have seen him in my house, but not to know him; only they said that was Holland.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you seen him often?</p>
<p>Prior. Only once or twice.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Lee?</p>
<p>Prior. No.</p>
<p>A sheriffs officer. My lord, she goes to the prisoner every day in Newgate, and sends him money.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person296"> William Field
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a cook by trade, but I don't follow it now; I porter, or do any thing I can at the water-side.</p>
<p>Q. Do you lodge at Mrs. Prior's?</p>
<p>Field. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lodged there?</p>
<p>Field. Four or five months; I pay them by the week, so I don't take notice. I lay with Will the carpenter, as they call him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you always come home of a night?</p>
<p>Field. Sometimes I did not, when I had business at the water-side. Donaldson used to come home at nine or ten at night, and go out at five or six in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Was he there on Sunday the 3d of June?</p>
<p>Field. I can't tell; I go out sometimes on Sunday.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110020"/>Q. What business did Donaldson follow?</p>
<p>Field. He told me he was a carpenter; he has brought chips in.</p>
<p>Q. Who came in latest, the prisoner, or you?</p>
<p>Field. I used to keep rather better hours than him, because I get up earlier.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lay?</p>
<p>Field. In the two pair of stairs fore room.</p>
<p>Q. Where did that woman lay?</p>
<p>Field. In the back room.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you get up of a morning?</p>
<p>Field. Sometimes four or five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How did you use to get out?</p>
<p>Field. Mrs. Prior used to get up and let me out.</p>
<p>Q. What, get up at four o'clock and let you out?</p>
<p>Field. Yes, and fasten the door after me, and go to bed again.</p>
<p>Q. Who lives in this house besides this woman?</p>
<p>Field. Nobody, now her husband is in trouble.</p>
<p>Q. Has she any other friends in Wood-street Compter, except Donaldson?</p>
<p>Field. I don't know what friends she has got.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of her going backwards and forwards?</p>
<p>Field. No farther than going to the Compter, as she said, she used to go to him.</p>
<p>Q. Who do you work with?</p>
<p>Field. Nobody particular; any body I can get a job of.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a bricklayer. I have known the prisoner from a child; he had always a good character. I came from the same town ( Plymouth ). I have not known him since he has been in London.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-24-person298"> John Vincent
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<interp inst="t17700711-24-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a carpenter, and live in Leather-lane. I came to London with the prisoner; he has been in London upwards of a twelvemonth; we both worked for one master; we had words, and he went to work for another; he had a very good character.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his following his business these last five or six months?</p>
<p>Vincent. I know nothing of him in that time.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know where he works?</p>
<p>Tompkins. I can't tell; I have made him plains within these six weeks; I always thought him a very honest man; I never heard any worse of him.</p>
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<p>The sixth count: As being the property of
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<persName id="t17700711-25-person312"> Elizabeth Dagworthy
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person312" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am washerwoman; I went to wash at Mr. Grieve's on the 21st of May, at one o'clock in the morning. After I had been there about an hour and an half, I was washing the maid said she heard a noise; Mrs. Grieve went up stairs, and said, there was no harm. In about half an hour Mr. Grieve came down, and said he had a disorder in his bowels; he went in a little place backwards; I thought the necessary might be backwards; we washed in the kitchen, I was in the kitchen under ground. I can't tell whether he went into the yard or no; I find since that the necessary is up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he stay below?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. He returned up stairs directly. The alarm of fire was about half an hour after this; upon which we went to the door. Mr. Grieve came to the door; I went and called the turn-cock; when I came back again, Mr. Grieve was moving some things out.</p>
<p>Q. What were those things?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. They were tyed up in bundles.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing at that time?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. He wanted a little water to drink, I said he had better have something in it. I saw a woman in her shift, crying out, Fire! I only saw the woman, I did not see-where the fire was. The people came and said, Mr. Grieve, the fire is in the stable, you need not move any more. He said he would go up stairs, and see how things were; several people went up with him.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. When he came down he had
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110023"/> more than his shirt on; when he came to the door he had on his coat and waistcoat, a white cap, and his shoes and stockings.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. You say he complained he was ill did you hear him say for what purpose he came down?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. He said he had a disorder in his bowels.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say that he wanted to go to any place to get some liquor?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. You say he went backwards: do you know where he went to?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. No.</p>
<p>Q. He went up stairs again, and there was an alarm of fire, you say?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I think, the first thing he did was to endeavour to save his property?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Does the window up stairs command any view of the stable?</p>
<p>Dagworthy. I never was up stairs in my life till afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the lodge at Clement's Inn, I am porter and butler to the society; I rented the stable that was on fire, of Mr. Wingrave, at the Lamb Inn.</p>
<p>Q. When did you last see the stable before the fire?</p>
<p>Almon. I was at the stable at ten o'clock over night.</p>
<p>Q. How many horses does the stable hold?</p>
<p>Almon. Two; I had only one at home. I had a candle in a lanthorn with me, but the candle was never out of the lanthorn.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any other way to the stable but by the door?</p>
<p>Almon. Not that I know of. Between three and four in the morning I was alarmed with the fire. I went to the stable; it began at the farthest end from Mr. Grieve's house, as far as I can guess.</p>
<p>Q. From whence did you conjecture that?</p>
<p>Almon. Because that end was on fire; the other was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any observation upon any circumstances that led you to think any thing particular set it on fire?</p>
<p>Almon. I found two bunches of matches in the stable, one of which had been lighted; I am no: positive whether the other had or no.</p>
<p>Q. Did any thing extinguish them?</p>
<p>Almon. The litter where the matches laid was damp, and I believe that extinguished them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the stable fastened as you left it?</p>
<p>Almon. A neighbour had been kind enough to break it open, and let the horse out.</p>
<p>Q. How far distant is this stable from the prisoner's house?</p>
<p>Almon. It joins to his back yard; there is a window from the stable into his back yard.</p>
<p>Q. What height from the ground?</p>
<p>Almon. About a yard; there was a light inside shutter to it, which hung so that a person might open it with one finger.</p>
<p>Q. Might a person put any thing into that window from the prisoner's yard?</p>
<p>Almon. Yes; and I believe a person might touch the hay-loft.</p>
<p>Q. Could they put any thing into the hay lost?</p>
<p>Almon. Yes, any thing of a light weight.</p>
<p>Q. from the jury. Did that wooden window belong to the hay-loft or the stable?</p>
<p>Almon. To the stable. The hay-loft was all on fire at the other end.</p>
<p>Q. I thought you said just now, the fire was on the outside?</p>
<p>Almon. It was both on the outside and inside.</p>
<p>Q. Did the fire appear to be in that part where the matches were?</p>
<p>Almon. The matches were in the middle of the stable; the fire was at the farther end from the prisoner's house. These are the matches; (producing two bunches of remarkable large matches; two or three matches upon one bucnb were a little singed) I have had them in my possession ever since.</p>
<p>Q. from the jury. How do you get the hay and straw into the lost if there is no door to it?</p>
<p>Almon. There is a trap-door in the middle of the stable.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any lease of Wingrave for this stable?</p>
<p>Almon. No; I rent it for two guineas per year; I have had it from the latter end of March last.</p>
<p>Q. Had the lanthorn no open holes in it, that you carried to the stable the night before the fire?</p>
<p>Almon. No.</p>
<p>Q. Have you never said to any body that there were holes in the lanthorn?</p>
<p>Almon. No.</p>
<p>Q. And the fire was at the farthest end from Grieve's house, and from the window you have been speaking of?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110024"/>Almon. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You said, a man might put his hand up into the window, and into the hay-loft?</p>
<p>Almon. A man might, if he had a long arm, for the bars of the window are as high as the hay-loft.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from the other end where the fire was?</p>
<p>Almon. About six yards.</p>
<p>Q. Where were the matches?</p>
<p>Almon. Opposite the window.</p>
<p>Q. Was any of the straw or litter burnt about these matches?</p>
<p>Almon. The engine had been playing a good while before I found them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any straw at all singed or black about where the matches lay?</p>
<p>Almon. I really will not say, it had the appearance of being set fire to. When I saw the fire, it had the appearance as if done from something at the door.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean the fire began on the outside of the stable opposite Mr. Grieve's house, or the inside?</p>
<p>Almon. When I saw it, it was on fire on both outside and inside.</p>
<p>Q. from the jury. Was the lost burnt through atthe time you saw it, or only burnt at one end?</p>
<p>Almon. It was not burnt through when I saw it first.</p>
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<persName id="t17700711-25-person315"> Richard Benson
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I let out this stable from time to time to different tenants; there was formerly a communication with the inn. I lay within three yards of the place that the fire began in; I was alarmed about twenty minutes or half an hour past three.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hire this stable all together with the inn as one inn?</p>
<p>Wingrave. Yes.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. When did you take these premises?</p>
<p>Wingrave. Fourteen years ago; I have a lease of them; there were two men in it when I took it.</p>
<p>Q. Did they continue to hold the stable from your taking the inn?</p>
<p>Wingrave. No; they left off keeping horses.</p>
<p>Q. When you first came into possession, you took the inn distinct by itself, did not you?</p>
<p>Wingrave. I did; I had nothing to do with the stable then: when
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<persName id="t17700711-25-person317"> George Dickenson
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> left off keeping horses I applied to the landlord, and had it put in the lease.</p>
<p>- Woodward. I am a fire-man. I was called up between the hours of three and four to the fire at this stable; St. Clement's engine and another were playing upon it. We got it under, and a man belonging to the stable came and said, Here is what set my stable on fire, I believe; here are two bunches of matches.</p>
<p>Q. Is it or not in the power of any person to put any thing into the hay-loft from Mr. Grieve's yard?</p>
<p>Woodward. There is a trap-door out of Mr. Grieve's yard that you might put any thing out of his yard into the hay-loft: there was a hole I could put my arm through, in what we call a weather-board, at the next end to Mr. Grieve's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I deal in coals; I live next door but one to Mr. Grieve's. About a quarter or half an hour after three, I can't be punctual to the time, I was alarmed with the fire; this stable that was on fire was just behind my house, between me and Mr. Grieve's. I went to go up an alley to go to the stable-door; there I saw two boxes with a candle alight in them, and a third with a whole candle not lighted.</p>
<p>Q. Was you alone then?</p>
<p>Briddel. No; several people came before I came down stairs.</p>
<p>Court. I suppose abundance of people had been there before.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing you observed particular in the boxes?</p>
<p>Briddel. I took them into my own shop, and set them on the compter, and put the candles out. After the boxes were gone, I observed a great deal of wet, which I supposed to be oil, that ran through the boxes whilst they stood.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of any other contents of the boxes, besides what you have mentioned?</p>
<p>Briddel. I did not examine them any further at that time; I gave them to the high-constable about eight o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. How far might these boxes be from the prisoner's house at the time you found them?</p>
<p>Briddel. There is only one house between his house and this alley; the boxes stood against the door that leads into my shop; there was a door that opens in the middle of the alley that we don't make use of; I laid small wood for lighting fires on the inside against that door; these drawers were placed so close to that door that one of the candles had singed the paint on my door.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110025"/>Q. But before this time Grieve had been removing his things out of his house; had he not every thing in confusion?</p>
<p>Briddel. I was in confusion in my own family; I did not observe.</p>
<p>Q. How far from the stable were these candles?</p>
<p>Briddel. Fourteen or fifteen yards.</p>
<p>Q. They could not possibly burn the stable in the situation they were in?</p>
<p>Briddel. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was there shop-books in these drawers?</p>
<p>Briddel. There were some papers in the drawers I saw, but I did not examine them while they were in my custody.</p>
<p>Q. How were the candles fixed in the boxes?</p>
<p>Briddel. One in a corner in each drawer; one of the candles had turned down, and laid hold of the wood of the drawer; I rubbed the fire out of the wood with my finger and thumb.</p>
<p>Q. Were these candles open in the drawer?</p>
<p>Briddel. Yes, burning as if in a candlestick.</p>
<p>Court. The alarm of fire had been a long time before this, had it not?</p>
<p>Briddel. I went down as soon as I had got my clothes on.</p>
<p>Q. There were a good many people, were there not?</p>
<p>Briddel. There might be ten or a dozen.</p>
<p>Council for prosecution. I suppose the candles were burnt down a little?</p>
<p>Briddel. Yes, they were.</p>
<p>Court. How long might these two candles be in the other box?</p>
<p>Briddel. One was not much longer than my finger.</p>
<p>Court. Do you know whether these candles were not brought by people who ran out in a hurry in the middle of the night to see the fire?</p>
<p>Briddel. If the people did bring the candles, I don't know how the drawers came there.</p>
<p>Court. Is it at all likely, that if Mr. Grieve wanted to set fire to your house, that he would stick candles open in a drawer against the door of your house?</p>
<p>Briddel. I can't account for his reasons.</p>
<p>Q. from the jury. Do you know any thing about opening the stable-door?</p>
<p>Briddel. When I came out the stable-door was not open; the fire was broke out on that side next my house; I took the boxes into my house, and then I went up stairs to endeavour to save some of my own effects. The stable-door was broke open soon after, and the horse taken out.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose this alarm of fire was what called you up?</p>
<p>Briddel. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose you was some time a getting up?</p>
<p>Briddel. Some time.</p>
<p>Q. Every body that went to the stable up this passage must pass by these candles?</p>
<p>Briddel. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. At this time the fire of the stable was very high, was it not?</p>
<p>Briddel. It had burnt up, and I was afraid of my house.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose Mr. Grieve was moving his drawers and put these books in them, might not any people that had been alarmed by fire, put the candles upright, for the sake of making a light?</p>
<p>Briddel. It was pretty light, we did not light a candle in our room: before I put my clothes on, I saw the person that cried fire, in her shift.</p>
<p>Sampson Rainsford. I am high-constable. I lay at my house at Enfield, I came home on horseback. When I came to the watch-house Mr. Grieve was conducted there by the constable. I went down to the house; Mr. Briddel told me that he had found three drawers in his passage, two of which had lighted candles in them. The church-warden was along with me; I said, let us see if we can't find places that these drawers will fit: he gave me three drawers; the drawers had greasy shop-books and some bits of candles in them.</p>
<p>Q. Were these papers greased in the manner they are now?</p>
<p>Rainsford. Yes, they were.</p>
<p>Q. Are they the prisoner's hand-writing?</p>
<p>Rainsford. They appear to be the same handwriting as his books are kept in; there is a letter directed to Mr. Grieve in the drawer. I found a place in the prisoner's shop where all the three drawers fitted exactly. There was a quantity of oil in the bottom of the drawers. He confessed they were his drawers before Sir
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<p>Council. The drawer is full of oil now. Were these tickets of pledges that are in the drawer now, there at the time?</p>
<p>Rainsford. Yes, they were.</p>
<p>Court. Did he say before Sir
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110026"/>Rainsford. No; he did not say any thing about them.</p>
<p>Q. Have these drawers been in your possession ever since?</p>
<p>Rainsford. No; in Mr. Crocker's.</p>
<p>Q. from jury. What part of the shop did they come from?</p>
<p>Rainsford. There is a plan drawn out; I can point it out in the plan. It was at the end of his compter, a little place cut out; there were three hanging grooves that just held these drawers.</p>
<p>Q. Were they handy to take out at the time of the fire?</p>
<p>Rainsford. I can say nothing of that.</p>
<p>- Crocker. I received these drawers of Mr. Briddel; I had them out of his shop about eight o'clock; they have been in my possession ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Do they now contain the same things?</p>
<p>Crocker. Yes, they do, and nothing more, except the brown paper I put at the top of them when I first had them; I put them in a closet, and the oil ran through the bottom of the drawers, and wetted the place where they stood.</p>
<p>Court to Briddel. If the prisoner had designed to set your house on fire, would he not have put it in such a situation as to set the drawer on fire?</p>
<p>Briddel. The drawer was on fire; I said, I put it out.</p>
<p>- Battison. I was at the stable about twenty minutes after three. I brought my engine into the yard; the stable was on fire; I went over the wall; I got it out; then I went into the lost with my branch; the lost was on fire on that part next Temple Bar.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the farthest end from Mr. Grieve's house?</p>
<p>Battison. Yes, two yards and fourteen inches. The fire was in the inside of the lost, it burnt right up. In about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after I had got it out, there was an alarm of fire in the fore garret. We got that out: after that the two pair of stairs was on fire, the back room on the other side of the house; the fire issued through the frames of the window; we put that out in about ten minutes.</p>
<p>- Woodward. I am a fire-man. I got to the stable about twenty minutes before four; the stable was on fire; the fire seemed to begin in the hay-loft; the top was fell in. After we had got it out, Mr. - the church-warden, said, he thought it was done on purpose. As we were standing in the street talking, he said there was smoke coming out of the fore garret; I said, that is impossible. He looked up, and said, Gad! there is. I ran up stairs with two more fire-men with me; when we came up to the garret, the door was locked; we broke it open, and there was a large wicker basket full of lighted paper, rags, hats, wigs, &c. they lay upon a sort of rack; the basket was upon a rack of clothes. I burst the door open; the flames flew out; I got in; I could not get out again. I cried for Christ's sake for help. I threw out many different suits of clothes that were on fire. I knocked my elbow through the window, and if a man had not come to me, I should have been suffocated.</p>
<p>Q. What was in that cradle or basket?</p>
<p>Woodward. Paper and rags, &c. it cracked and burnt like hemp.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any fire place-in the room?</p>
<p>Woodward. I did not see any at all; the door was locked, and the windows were shut. In a few minutes time the two pair of stairs backwards was all on fire, I can't say how long after this; and there seemed to be a place where a candle had stood, at the head of the bed; the furniture of the bed was all on fire; it was greased and tallowed all over; we got it out after. When we have done, it is a common thing with us to make a bill to carry to the office, which is signed by the sufferer; as we were drawing off for that purpose, there came an alarm that the pawnbroker's house was on fire again.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after the fire in the two pair of stairs?</p>
<p>Woodward. An hour, or an hour and a half, I believe; the fire was now in the shop, the door was locked, and the prisoner said he had given the key to Mr. Bean, a shoe-maker. I sent to him, and he sent word, he had not had the key. We got into the shop, and the old wigs and papers, &c. were all on fire; we pulled them down: as one of the fire-men had a quantity of the paper on fire in his hand, pulling it down, Grieve made a catch at him to prevent him.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any communication between the fore garret and the two pair of stairs back room?</p>
<p>Woodward. None.</p>
<p>Q. Was there between the two pair of stairs room and the shop?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110027"/>Woodward. No, not the least in the world.</p>
<p>Q. What did Grieve say, or how did he behave upon this affair in the shop?</p>
<p>Woodward. He wanted to snatch the fire out of our hands, as I said, and not to carry it into the street; he looked very pale, indeed; he stood very still in a corner of the shop whilst I was putting it out.</p>
<p>Q. Did he at that time endeavour to remove any thing out of the shop?</p>
<p>Woodward. I did not see that he did.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person321"> John Meaden
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a fire-man. I was called to this fire between the hours of three and four; when I got there our engine was there. I saw a fire coming out of the fore garret of Grieve's house. I made the best speed I could to get our engine ready for working. I could not get water to my engine, so I went up into the garret, thinking I might extinguish it with buckets; they were heaving clothes out; the fire was put out; the garret was warm in the cieling.</p>
<p>Q. Could the fire communicate from that room to any other room?</p>
<p>Meaden. That I thought impossible. I went out at the window to examine the roof; while I was examining the roof a man came up stairs, and said, Make haste down, there is a fire in another part of the house. I went down to the two pair of stairs back room, the tester of the bed was on fire; I throwed a bucket of water over it and extinguished it. I found it smoked very much; when the smoke was cleared out of the room, I went in and examined the bed: upon the head of the bed there was a circle of grease, I believe as big as the palm of my hand, and there was grease upon the bolster, the pillow, the blankets and quilt, which I took to be candle-grease.</p>
<p>Q. When the fire in that room was extinguished, did any fire break out in any other part of the house?</p>
<p>Meaden. I was in the street; we had drawn the engine away; Mr. Grieve stood at the door; he came to me, and said, I wish you would come this way, for there is a fire in the shop. I said, Where is the key? He said, he had given it to a man, one Mr. Bean, to look after the shop, about an hour before. We broke open the shop-door; when I came through the entry, he said, Don't break open that door, here is a door more convenient. When I came there it was very dark, I asked for a light; the maid went down and struck a light; while she was so doing, I returned back to the passage; there was a square pane of glass which I looked through, and I perceived more light than could arise from a candle. I forced the door open; on a shelf on the left side there was fire; I throwed some water over it, and extinguished it: after that I examined what it was; it appeared to be paper boxes and such things.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any communication between the two pair of stairs and the shop?</p>
<p>Meaden. I look upon it as impossible; I call them three separate fires.</p>
<p>Court. You say, Mr. Grieve desired you not to break open that door, but come another way; how came you not to go that way?</p>
<p>Meaden. I did.</p>
<p>Court. Then he was not averse to your coming into the room, because he shewed you a door?</p>
<p>Meaden. He was not against my going into that room.</p>
<p>Court. For what reason did you understand that he had given the key of the shop; was it not because there had been a fire in the house?</p>
<p>Meaden. He told me he had had the key above an hour.</p>
<p>Court. Mr. Grieve himself desired you would come and look at his shop; did he not?</p>
<p>Meaden. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person322"> Joseph Marshal
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person322" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a church-warden of the parish. I found these matches in Mr. Grieve's house; (producing several bunches of remarkable large matches) his maid-servant gave them to me.</p>
<p>Q. Are they a common sort of matches, or not?</p>
<p>Marshal. I never saw any before in our parish like them.</p>
<p>Q. Have you compared the matches found in the stable with these?</p>
<p>Marshal. Yes; they seem the same sort of matches; they are larger than any I ever saw.</p>
<p>Eliz. Smith. I lived servant with Mr. Grieve.</p>
<p>Q. Did you at any time buy any matches any where?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; I bought them at Wapping.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to buy matches at Wapping?</p>
<p>Smith. I was complaining to Mrs. Grieve that our matches were not good; I said, I would bring some good ones from Wapping, which she ordered me to do; I bought two pennyworth.</p>
<p>Q. Were these matches that you gave Mr. Marshal part of them?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe the matches that were found in the stable are part of them?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110028"/>Smith. They look like the matches.</p>
<p>Q. How many bunches had you for your twopence?</p>
<p>Smith. I can't say.</p>
<p>Q. How long before the fire was it that you bought them?</p>
<p>Smith. A fortnight or three weeks.</p>
<p>Q. Have you used any of these matches?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were those matches that were sold in the neighbourhood of the same sort?</p>
<p>Smith. No; they were smaller.</p>
<p>Q. Did you deliver any bunches of these matches to Mr. Marshal?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; I gave him all that was left.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person323"> George Shaw
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a collector to the Sun-fire-insurance.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of any insurance made by the prisoner in your office?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; I insured him myself twice; once about five years ago. (Reads the entry)</p>
<p>"Dec. 24th, 1762,
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<p>"Blue Balls, Wych-street, pawnbroker, on</p>
<p>"houshold goods, stock, and goods on pledge,</p>
<p>"(plate and jewels excepted) in his now dwelling</p>
<p>"house, not exceeding 700 l. wearing apparel,</p>
<p>"50 l. plate, not exceeding 250 l." His last insurance.</p>
<p>"Upon his houshold goods, &c.</p>
<p>"not exceeding 200 l. utensils, stock, and goods</p>
<p>"on pledge (plate and jewels excepted) not exceeding</p>
<p>"1500 l. wearing apparel, not exceeding</p>
<p>"150 l. plate, 350 l. glass and china, 100 l.</p>
<p>"N. B. The society not to be answerable for</p>
<p>"any more than what shall be lent upon the</p>
<p>"pawns: in the whole 2300 l."</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. When people insure at your office, do they sign any book, to shew what has been insured?</p>
<p>Shaw. No.</p>
<p>Q. What is this book made out from?</p>
<p>Shaw. From the policy.</p>
<p>- Griffiths. I keep that book that has been produced.</p>
<p>Q. Is the entry of the prisoner's insurance the same as when you entered it?</p>
<p>Shaw. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Look when that N. B. was inserted.</p>
<p>Griffiths. This might be omitted when I entered it; but it was put in afterwards.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person325"> George Shaw
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Sometimes they make an omission of a word, and I have it entered.</p>
<p>Q. Is that N. B. as well as the rest of it, made out from the policy?</p>
<p>Shaw. Yes, it is.</p>
<p>Mr. Rainsford again. When Mr. Grieve was before Sir
<persName id="t17700711-25-person326"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on the morning of the fire, Mr. Grieve said he had conveyed his most valuable effects to Mr. Burnet's, in the Strand. I went to Mr. Burnet's; he very kindly opened the parcel, and delivered these two books to me, which I have had in my possession ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Are the books as they were when you first took them into your possession?</p>
<p>Rainsford. Yes.</p>
<p>Council for the prosecution. The old book is wrote through, and finished about the end of April, about the time of the insurance; the new book begins on the 1st of May. For the last fortnight there is not an entry of one pawn delivered out.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person327"> George Burnet
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I delivered some books to Mr. Rainsford, that came in a parcel to my house, between four and five o'clock the morning the fire happened; I don't know who sent them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you delivered the books to Mr. Rainsford in the same condition that they came to you?</p>
<p>Burnet. I never saw them till Mr. Rainsford came; I delivered them to him about eleven o'clock the same day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever talk with the prisoner about sending these books?</p>
<p>Burnet. No.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person328"> Benjamin Bullen
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have not seen Mr. Grieve write, I believe, above once; I might have seen him write more than once, as I have been at his shop upon business.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen enough of his writing to form a belief whether that is his hand-writing?</p>
<p>(Shewing him the accompt book.)</p>
<p>Bullen. I can't swear it is his hand-writing; but I believe it is his.</p>
<p>Mr. Rainsford. When I carried these books to Sir
<persName id="t17700711-25-person329"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Mr. Grieve owned them to be his books.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person330"> Elizabeth Maskell
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person330" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was at Mr. Grieve's on the 21st of February; I carried a black silk sack and a bombazeen sack and petticoat; I had then this duplicate of them of Mr. Grieve. (Producing a paper, it is read)</p>
<p>"21st Feb. 1770, a</p>
<p>"black sack and petticoat, 1 l. 9 s. Eliz. Maskell,</p>
<p>"21st ditto, a bombazeen sack and petticoat,</p>
<p>"1 l. 6 s."</p>
<p>Q. Are these the sums you received upon the pledges</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110029"/>Maskell. Yes; I received no more.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever pledge two waiters there?</p>
<p>Maskell. I never had any such thing in my life.</p>
<p>Council. They are entered, a silk gown and sack, &c. 10 l. 9 s. and a the article has been scratched out, as is plain to be seen, and two waiters is added, and an o is added after the 1, so it stands a two waiters, 10 l. 6 s. Did you ever pledge any thing besides what you have mentioned?</p>
<p>Maskell. No, nothing else; the duplicate is a bombazeen sack.</p>
<p>Bullen again. I pledged two pair of watch shagreen cases for 19 s. 5 d. I had no duplicate.</p>
<p>Council. That is made in the book 1 l. 1 s. that is trifling.</p>
<p>Bullen. I carried a silver watch on the 19th of May, and had 19 s. upon it.</p>
<p>Council. It is entered in the books 2 l. 2 s.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person331"> John Haft
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I pawned a silver watch with the prisoner, but I can't exactly remember the time, I think it was on a Tuesday, I had 1 l. 3 s. 6 d. or 1 l. 4 s. upon it; I had a ticket, but I have mislaid it.</p>
<p>Council. It is entered in the book 2 l. 2 s. 1 d.</p>
<p>Court. Since the apprehension of the prisoner, has any estimate been made of the value of the stock?</p>
<p>Mr. Rainsford. They were appraised by six capital pawnbrokers.</p>
<p>- Brookes. I am a pawnbroker. The next day after this fire happened, myself, with five other pawnbrokers, took an account of Mr. Grieve's stock. The goods in the house we valued at 381 l. 11 s. 3 d. The goods that were removed from Mr. Burnet's to the vestry-room, 396 l. 6 s. 1 d. The total of the whole 777 l. 17 s. 4 d.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity of plate might there be?</p>
<p>Brookes. A very small quantity; a few watches and a pint mug.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any plate for a family?</p>
<p>Brookes. I did not see any. We only valued the stock, not the houshold furniture.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body attend upon the prisoner's behalf?</p>
<p>Brookes. His wife was present in the house, and at the vestry.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think there was 300 l. worth of plate?</p>
<p>Brookes. No, nor 150 l.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was not there a quantity of goods put up to sale?</p>
<p>Brookes. I can say nothing to that; they were valued in the account.</p>
<p>Q. Was there over and above what you valued, any quantity of apparel?</p>
<p>Brookes. No; we made the most of every thing.</p>
<p>Council for prosecution. When you made a valuation of these things, did you examine the books with regard to the pawns?</p>
<p>Brookes. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And did you find these things that were pawned in the month of May?</p>
<p>Brookes. Some of them.</p>
<p>Q. Were the greatest part there, or missing?</p>
<p>Brookes. I believe, missing.</p>
<p>Q. to Burnet. Did you understand that the whole of Mr. Grieve's effects were sent to your house, or that they were dispersed in different parts of the neighbourhood?</p>
<p>Burnet. I went to the fire, and left my door in care of a gentleman that lodged at my house; when I came back again, the shop was full.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Brookes. Did you ask the servant whether any of his goods were carried to particular places?</p>
<p>Brookes. I did not: I was asked by Mr. Rainsford, to assist in taking the stock.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any one pawnbroker appeared on the part of Mr. Grieve at the time this valuation was taken?</p>
<p>Brookes. We asked him, before Sir
<persName id="t17700711-25-person332"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person332" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-25-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to appoint somebody; he pitched upon Mr. Burnet; he did not attend: Mrs. Grieve attended during the whole time.</p>
<p>Council for the prosecution. Though there was no more goods in the house than what has been mentioned, there stood charged upon these goods 3300 l. in one entry in the book, twenty pieces of linen is charged 30 l. 30 s. Another entry, 20 l. 20 s. Is it not customary in your trade, Mr. Brookes, to put by the tickets which are taken off from the pawns, and then, as you have leisure, strike them out of your books?</p>
<p>Brookes. I do that every morning; it is the common course of business: I believe every pawnbroker does that, that is regular.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I shall only make an observation of one thing: I sent my goods to any body's house that would take them in: I bid my wife carry the first things to Mr. Burnet's, or any neighbour's that would take them in; I dare say, a quantity of them did not go to Mr. Burnet's; I only told them where to take my books, not my goods.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177007110030"/> I never was over my door but once, till I was taken out of my house.</p>
<p>Court. Can you explain these entries in the books, particularly with respect to
<persName id="t17700711-25-person333"> Ann Maskell
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person333" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-25-person333" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I can't; my books lie upon the counter: them drawers were mine; there were other drawers carried out, as I found; I don't know who carried any of the drawers out; I carried none.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person334"> John Buckley
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a sadler, and live in St. James's parish. I have known Mr. Grieve about fourteen or fifteen years; I never heard his character in the least impeached before this; I have been intimate with him for some years.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any reason to think there had been any failure in his circumstances?</p>
<p>Buckley. Not in the least.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person335"> John Lassel
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person335" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-25-person335" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a cabinet-maker in St. Martin's-lane. I have known Mr. Grieve about ten years; he has the character of a very honest just man; he has a wife and daughter.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person336"> William Dundass
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person336" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-25-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a taylor. I have known Mr. Grieve about fourteen years; I have been very well acquainted with him; he has a good character.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what his circumstances are?</p>
<p>Dundass. I believe his circumstances were always very good.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person337"> Thomas Latten
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person337" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17700711-25-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner bears a very good character.</p>
<p>Q. Was he a thriving man in the world?</p>
<p>Latten. That I can't say: I am a warehouse-man.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person338"> Robert Barnard
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Crown Court in the Strand; I am a stay-maker. I have known him about fourteen years, the second week of his coming to London: I never heard a mouthful of ili of him in my life; I am very intimate with him.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person339"> Robert Parrot
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about twelve years; he is a very honest civilized man; I never heard a word amiss come out of his mouth: I took him to be a man that had succeeded in business; if he had asked me for 100 l. or two upon his bond, I would have let him had it.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person340"> Jacob Nelstrup
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<interp inst="t17700711-25-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a stay-maker. I have known Mr. Grieve fifteen years; he bears a general good character: I look upon him to be a man that throve in business.</p>
<persName id="t17700711-25-person341"> Robert Salmon
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