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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050001"/>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 5th, Thursday the 6th, Friday the 7th, and Saturday the 8th of December, 1770.</p>
<p>In the Eleventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the First SESSION in the MAYORALTY of, The Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER I. PART I.</p>
<p>Sold by J. COOKE, No. 17, in PATER-NOSTER ROW.</p>
<p>[Price SIXPENCE.]</p>
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<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>Before the Right Honourable
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<p>N. B. The *, +, ++ and ||, refer to the Judges by whom the Prisoners were tried. L. London, M. Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Packer Oliver,</p>
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<p>1. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17701205-1-person38" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Caley. I packed up six cloaks on Saturday, November 17th. On Monday our maid came and informed us, about an hour after we had missed the parcel, that she had seen a woman go into a neighbouring alehouse with a new cloak, which she suspected was one of ours. I went to the alehouse, and stopt the prisoner; she had the cloak on. I asked her how she came by it; she said first, that she had bought it; afterwards, she said her mother gave it her; and at last she said a man had given it to her for a night's lodging.</p>
<p>The cloak produced, and deposed to by
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was walking down Lendenhall-street on Sunday night; a young man asked me to drink with him; we went to an alehouse, and he spent
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050003"/> 3 s. upon me; then he asked me to go and lie with him; I said I would, if he would make me a present. He said he had spent all his money, but he had got a cloak he had bought for his sweet-heart; that she had affronted him, and he would give it me; which he did, for a night's lodging.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-2-victim43 t17701205-2-viclabel7"/>. On October 20, in the evening, about seven o'clock, I was going on board the Eagle, at Union Stairs. I called in at the City of Bristol, a public house. I had a porter with me, with a bundle, containing the things mentioned in the indictment. Mr. Hay the prisoner came into the house. I ordered my man to take the cloaths away. Mr. Hay said he should not take them away, for he would have them; there was a scuffle between my man and him; Mr. Hay took the goods, and bid a man lock them up in his room for his use. There was a press-gang came to my man with their clubs.</p>
<p>Q. How many people were by at this time?</p>
<p>Smith. There was a press-gang that belonged to the prisoner; there might be an hundred people there, for aught I know.</p>
<p>Cross Examinations.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose you was to tell the whole story.</p>
<p>Do you know one Kennedy?</p>
<p>Smith. He was second mate of the Eagle. I bought the goods for him.</p>
<p>Q. You had received some money of him, I believe.</p>
<p>Smith. He owed me money.</p>
<p>Q. Had you received no money from him?</p>
<p>Smith. No; none at all.</p>
<p>Q. Nor no order?</p>
<p>Smith. No; none at all.</p>
<p>Q. Then he was your debtor for the goods; was he?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; he owed me money before.</p>
<p>Q. Then these goods would have increased the debt?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; and the captain of the Eagle would have given me a draft upon his owners for all the money due to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you drop into this house by accident?</p>
<p>Smith. I went in to drink.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been in that house that day before, to drink with
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<p>Smith. No;
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<p>Q. How did he come there?</p>
<p>Smith. I suppose upon his legs.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you invite this press-gang; belonging to lieutenant Hay, to press Kennedy?</p>
<p>Smith. I don't know what you are raising.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not desire that Kennedy might be pressed?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. And you did not send for the press-gang to press him?</p>
<p>Smith. No - I went once to the press-gang to take a man away from my house. The man I wanted to have press'd was not Kennedy, upon my oath.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the man?</p>
<p>Smith. One
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<p>Q. Was he press'd that day?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. You say you did not come into the house with Kennedy?</p>
<p>Smith. No; he was in the house before me.</p>
<p>Q. Was he press'd before you came?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; and he was in another room.</p>
<p>Q. Then it can't be true, that when you came into the house you pointed to Kennedy, and said that is the man?</p>
<p>Smith. I deny that.</p>
<p>Q. How came they to press Kennedy?</p>
<p>Smith. How do I know?</p>
<p>Q. Who told them that Kennedy was a sailor?</p>
<p>Smith. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Then Kennedy did not say to you, How could you use me so ill as to betray me?</p>
<p>Smith. I don't know but he did next day; he did not that day; I was on board the tender that day. - It was not Kennedy said so; it was one of the press-gang, that lent a hand off with my cloaths. I don't remember Kennedy said any thing about it.</p>
<p>Q. When the cloaths were taken up, did Kennedy own them or not?</p>
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<p>Q. What pretence did Mr. Hay make for taking these things?</p>
<p>Smith. None at all in the world, but insisted upon it that they should be lock'd up in his room for his own use.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give no reason why he took them?</p>
<p>Smith. No; none at all - I told Mr. Hay, if he took the cloaths from my man, I would swear a robbery against him. I told him they were my property.</p>
<p>Q. from the Court. Upon your oath, do you think that the prisoner took the cloaths from you with a felonious intention - with an intention to steal them, in the presence of all these people?</p>
<p>Smith. I do from my soul believe he did?</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. You do believe he did?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And you say Kennedy did not own them?</p>
<p>Smith. He did not own them in my hearing.</p>
<p>Q. Consequently you don't know that he said to whilst you was in the house?</p>
<p>Smith. I don't.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear any body else say they were Kennedy's?</p>
<p>Smith. No; never.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any talk of your having bought them for Kennedy whilst you was there?</p>
<p>Smith. No; none at all; they came up with their great clubs, and the man was obliged to deliver the goods.</p>
<p>Q. There was no talk of your having bought them for Kennedy?</p>
<p>Smith. No; none at all; there was nothing said.</p>
<p>Q. Now, having sworn at this round rate, pray what is your name?</p>
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<p>Q. How long have you gone by that name?</p>
<p>Smith. Ever since I was born.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Newgate name?</p>
<p>Smith. It might be Newgate Smith.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never go by the name of Mitchell?</p>
<p>Smith. No - I never was in Newgate but for debt: I never wrong'd any man of a shilling.</p>
<p>Q. So you say you never went by the name of Michell.</p>
<p>Smith. I never did in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-2-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a porter. I went with Mr. Smith to the City of Bristol, a public house, on the 20th of October. I carried a bundle of cloaths for him: I put the bundle down upon the bench, and put my elbow upon it. Soon after the press-gang came up. Mr. Smith bid me carry the things back to where I brought them from. Mr. Hay took hold of one end, and I the other. He got the bundle away from me, he gave it to one of his gang, and said, Take this to my room, and lock it up for my use. My master said, that is not right, they are my property. Mr. Hay said, If you say much, I will send you on board the tender. They came up to me with their clubs; I was glad to get out of the house; I was afraid of being murdered.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did Kennedy or not own that the goods were his?</p>
<p>Cooper. I don't know Kennedy.</p>
<p>Q. Did you understand at that time that Mr. Hay took these things with an intent to steal them?</p>
<p>Cooper. I can say nothing to that.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body there claim the cloaths?</p>
<p>Cooper. Nobody, as I heard, but Smith. I was much frightened, and was glad to get out of the house.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a foremast man, and belong to the St. Antonio, Lieutenant Hay had a press gang at the City of Bristol public house. I belonged to the gang.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any message to go to Smith's house to search for men?</p>
<p>Williams. Smith himself came down between 6 and 7 in the evening, and asked if any of the gang were in the house. I was called out of the kitchen to him. Smith told me that there was a mate of a vessel at his house that had got no protection, and he asked me to go and press him. He did not tell me the man's name. I went with three of our gang to Smith's house; the man was not there. He sent for us a second time; we thought he was playing tricks with us, and we would not go. About an hour afterwards, Smith and Kennedy, and a porter with a bundle, came to the house, Smith sat down in the kitchen in an arm-chair; he looked round to us, and said, pointing to
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<p>"That is your men." Upon that I asked him if he had got a protection; he said, No. I said, Pray what ship do you belong to? I think he said the Eagle, and was bound to the bay of Bandorus. I told him I must stop him till my officer came in. He
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050005"/> looked immediately upon Smith; he called him a villain, and asked him how he could behave in such a manner, to bring him to a press gang? The porter put the bundle of cloaths upon the table. Kennedy took them up, and put them upon a copper; then he gave them to me, and said, As I am your prisoner, I beg you will take care of my cloaths. In two or three minutes lieutenant Hay came in; he said, Williams, what is the matter? I told him what we had been doing of. Mr. Hay said, My friend, have you any protection? He said, No, none at all. He begged Mr. Hay would take care of his cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. When Kennedy said the cloaths were his, what did Smith say?</p>
<p>Williams. He said they were not his, for he had bought them, and was not paid for them. Kennedy said he was not scoundrel, and asked our liberty to lick him. He said, Smith, do you owe me some money, or do you not? Smith said, No. He asked him the second time; upon which Smith said, Yes, the sum of 4 l. 4 s. and the third time he asked him, he denied it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say what he owed the money for?</p>
<p>Williams. That was not mentioned; this was before Mr. Hay came in: When he came in, I acquainted him with what had passed, as I said before.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any struggle about the cloaths between the porter and Mr. Hay?</p>
<p>Williams. Not to the best of my remembrance. When Kennedy said he had no protection, Mr. Hay said he must go on board the tender. He said to Smith, My lad, if you will come on Monday morning, the right owner shall have the cloaths. I carried them up to Mr. Hay's room, and after that I took them on board the tender, with Kennedy's name to them, and took a receipt from him. On Monday, between eleven and twelve o'clock, our lieutenant went on board to regulate the men. Smith came on board at the same time, and brought a bill of what he had paid the shopkeeper for them. I said, Are you not a pretty man to use the man thus? He said, his reason was, he was coming down to the rendezvous, in order to see him safe on board the ship; that he did not chuse to go, but insisted upon picking up a whore.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of the cloaths being carried to the Regulating Office?</p>
<p>Williams. I heard they were; I did not carry them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-2-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and a porter, Smith pointed to Kennedy, and said to Williams. That is your man, Williams; then asked him if he had a protection: he said, No. He told him he must detain him. Then Kennedy took his bundle, and laid it upon a copper. Smith said they belonged to him, he would take the money for them. Kennedy said they did not, and that Smith owed him 4 l. 4 s. Smith said he did not. Kennedy mentioned it a second time, then Smith said he did.</p>
<p>Q. Was Mr. Hay present then?</p>
<p>Barton. No, he was not come in then.</p>
<p>Court. There is no occasion to go any further; there is not the least foundation for charging this man with a felony upon the evidence of the prosecutor himself, unless we can suppose the lieutenant could be thought to commit a robbery in the presence of all these people. Now the thing comes out, these two people give another evidence contradicting the prosecutor in every particular of his evidence. To charge a man of reputation in this manner with a felony is an abominable thing.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-3-off10 t17701205-3-victim58"/> </persName> I lodge at one Mr. Allen's, a turner in Pains Alley, Aldersgate street. I met the prisoner in Moorfields about twelve o'clock at noon, the Friday before my Lord Mayor's day.</p>
<p>Q. Was you acquainted with him?</p>
<p>Mazemore. I had never seen him before There was another man with him. They asked me to shew them Bethlem, which I did. They asked me to go in with, them; I did. I went round the inside with them, then I told
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050006"/> them I could not stay any longer, for I was going a journey. The prisoner asked how far; I told him I was going to Stretham, and I had the road to seek. The prisoner said that they were going that road, and they would instruct me. I wanted to go home to make an alteration in my dress, to put on a clean, apron, and the like. They followed me to Fore Street, and begged I would go in and drink a glass of wine with them for shewing them Bethlem. I went with them to the Angel in Fore-street, from thence they were to go to Stretham. They persuaded me not to go home; they said it was seven miles to Stretham. I was glad of the opportunity of going with them, and did not go home. They called at another public house before we got out of town; after that we called at another public house. They said they called there for some writings that the man that was along with the prisoner was going to have made over to him at Stretham. This public house was in Oxford Road.</p>
<p>Q. Did you drink with them at all these public houses?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Yes; at the first place we had half a pint of mulled wine between us three. At the other two houses we had a glass of brandy. We said in Hackney road an hour, or an hour and a half. This was between two and three o'clock. From thence we went along the road, then they turned down a lane, I don't know the road, nor the name of it; then they took me over some fields, and then they turned into another little town, and then took me into some more fields. It was then between four and five o'clock. I believe then they began to curse me, and d - d my blood, and said they had not brought me there for Stretham, but they had brought me there to lie with me. They had both of them their hands in my pocket. I lost half a crown. They blasted me for a b - h, and shook me about. They demanded my buckles out of my shoes; the prisoner took them; they were silver; I never had them again. The prisoner said to the other man, Why don't you make haste and pull her buckles out of her shoes? what signifies her crying and making a noise? They put a pair of black buckles into my shoes, and they wanted me to take some money. I begged for God's sake they would let me go home to my children. They said I had no children. I said I had. They took my handkerchief out of my pocket; they put some money into it, and crammed it down my bosom. Meekin d - d me, and bid me go home, and think myself well off that I did not lose my life. They bid me not makes any noise.</p>
<p>Q. What money did they put down your bosom?</p>
<p>Mazemore. It was yellow.</p>
<p>Q. Were your buckles taken by force, and was you put in bodily fear by these men?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. It is odd you should take a fancy to these two men you never saw before, should shew them Bethlem, tell them a story of being to go a journey to Stretham, and that theft men should be just so luckily going to the place you was going to.</p>
<p>Mazemore. They appeared to be gentlemen, and they behaved vastly well. I asked them if it was a road-way; they said the chief of the way was a road. They behaved very well all the way till they got into this field.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Pray where did you dine that day?</p>
<p>Mazemore. In Hackney road.</p>
<p>Q. Was this after you was robbed?</p>
<p>Mazemore. No, before. We had mutton chops for dinner.</p>
<p>Q. All agreeable company there?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you think you should make your visit to Stretham rather late?</p>
<p>Mazemore. They hurried, they said, upon my account.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go to dinner?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Between one and two.</p>
<p>Q. And the robbery, you say, was afterwards?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a married woman?</p>
<p>Mazemore. A widow, I have two children.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell any body of this upon your road home?</p>
<p>Mazemore. I told nobody of it. The first place I came to was Hoxton. When I came home I examined my money.</p>
<p>Q. And I believe you found it not to be it good as you could have wished?</p>
<p>Mazemore. When I came to Hoxton, I did not know where I was. I asked a boy which place it was; he told me, Hoxton. He shewed me the way to Bishopsgate Church-yard. went to feel in my pocket to give the boy some thing, and I had no money, I had half
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050007"/> crown in my pocket when I was with the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. When did you make the first complaint of being robbed of your shoe-buckles?</p>
<p>Mazemore. I sent for my sister, and told her I had been used ill and robbed.</p>
<p>Q. Of what?</p>
<p>Mazemore. My buckles.</p>
<p>Q. What drink had you with your mutton chops?</p>
<p>Mazemore. I had a glass of brandy; they had beer.</p>
<p>Q. Did you drink no beer?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Yes I drop.</p>
<p>Q. Had you never been at Stretham before?</p>
<p>Mazemore. No never.</p>
<p>Q. How long might it take up to see Bethlem?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Not above a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. That was all lost time. Did you ever see them before?</p>
<p>Mazemore. No neither of them. As I was going from the shop I work at to dinner, I saw the prisoner cross the road; I ran up to him, and took him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see nobody as you came home?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Yes, several single men.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say nothing to them?</p>
<p>Mazemore. No; I was afraid the men would come after me and murder me.</p>
<p>Q. How far was the field you say you was robbed in from the little town you came through?</p>
<p>Mazemore. About half a mile, or better. I went over the fields all the way till I came to the road to Hoxton.</p>
<p>Q. What house did you dine at?</p>
<p>Mazemore. I think it was the sign of the Smiths Arms.</p>
<p>Q. Was you perfectly sober at this time?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Yes, very sober.</p>
<p>Q. In whose care were your children left?</p>
<p>Mazemore. One was in the house, the other at nurse.</p>
<p>Q. Did you intend to return to town that evening?</p>
<p>Mazemore. I was not sure.</p>
<p>Q. After dinner you pursued your road - Had you on thoughts of being benighted? - They had told you it was seven miles to Stretham.</p>
<p>Mazemore. They said so.</p>
<p>Court. How long have you lived in London?</p>
<p>Mazemore. Sixteen or seventeen years.</p>
<p>Q. And not know Hackney and Hackney road?</p>
<p>Mazemore. No; I work'd very hard; I had little time to go out.</p>
<p>Q. Who was your acquaintance at Stretham?</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-3-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who lives servant with Mr. Chapman. He owed me money for washing and mending his cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you going to when you first met the prisoner?</p>
<p>Mazemore. I had been to Bishopgate-street to enquire whether
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<p>Q. Why did not you enquire there your way to Stretham?</p>
<p>Mazemore. It was a stable I went to.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-3-person61"> William Cross
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<interp inst="t17701205-3-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Upon the day this happened, I met the prosecutrix, the prisoner, and another man, in Green Road, between twelve and one o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Mrs. Mazemore before?</p>
<p>Cross. Yes. I had not seen her a long time. She used to wash for me. She asked me to come and see her. She said she was at home only on Sundays. I went to see her the next Sunday about four o'clock. I had seen the prisoner, and another man with him, about the road. I asked her who the men were that I saw with her. She said she wished she knew who they were. She did not tell me any thing that had happened them. I saw the prosecutor again about a week after; then she told me what had happened. I told her, if I saw him again, I would secure him. One day, about three weeks ago, after having been looking for him, I was informed he was in custody. I asked him if he did not remember seeing me that day; he said No, at first; afterwards he said, Yes, he did. He said to her, That gentleman (meaning me) is your friend, and said to me, You are a young man as well as myself, if you will make this matter up, I will return the buckles. He said, what other injury he had done he would make her any recompence for she should require.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. was any body present when the prisoner offered to return the buckles?</p>
<p>Cross. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-3-person62"> Philp Bartrum
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<interp inst="t17701205-3-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going with some goods to the George in Smithfield. I saw the prosecutrix coming out of Hand Alley, crossing the way. The prisoner was coming up Aldersgate-street;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050008"/> she seized him by the collar; she got him into the middle of the highway, and cried out, For God's sake help! thieves! rogues! I took him by the collar; we took him to the Golden Horse at Aldersgate-Bars; after we had been there about two minutes, he went down upon his knees, and begged she would forgive him, and that he had a wife and three children: he denied the rape; he said it was the other man; be said he would return her the buckles again, and make her any satisfaction.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prosecutor before?</p>
<p>Bartrum. No.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-3-person63"> Charles Brown
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<interp inst="t17701205-3-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner; the prosecutor gave me this counterfeit money [producing several pieces of counterfeit money, in imitation of guineas, such as are made use of by gamblers.]</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>When I first saw this woman, she was drinking in a public house in Fore-street. I sat down in the box with them: this little man had been in company with her before; they had a pint of wine together; he went out of doors to make water; then she said to me, what a foolish young man that is! I said, why? says she, he says he has had an aunt died that has left him 700 l. I said, so much the better; she said, if I had half of that, it would be the making of me: I said, so it might be. I asked if he was her husband; she said, no; she said he was an acquaintance he had met with by Bethlem; she said they went up to the gate, but it was not time to go in; she told me they were to go to the play in the afternoon, and that they were a going to take a walk till the afternoon; she bid me say I was her cousin; that we should all three go together, and she would make him pay for all. She proposed to go to Dobney's Bowling-Green; we went there; then we went up Bethnal-Green Road, where we met that man; he asked where she was going; she said, a little way with a shop-mate of mine; we took a walk round by Hackney; she complained all day that her stuff shoes took water; she wanted the man to give her a pair of pattens; she said she would be married to him, as he was a little foolish; she said she would get seven or eight guineas of him; instead of that, she got nothing but a parcel of medals, after all was over and past; fifty people, I suppose, were coming along the road; we dined afterwards in Hackney Road; we came arm and arm along the road; she wanted me to come another day to see her; she told me where she lived; it was two hours before dark when we parted: I asked her if she had got any money; she said, yes, hold your tongue, I have got about ten or twelve guineas, that will be the making of me; I bid her a good evening, and parted with her; I never saw the man before in my life - If your Lordship pleases to call my cousin
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-3-person65"> James Meekin
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<interp inst="t17701205-3-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner has worked for Mr. Chaveat, and other principal weavers.</p>
<p>Q. What relation are you to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Meekin. I am his brother.</p>
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<p>Court. That is no evidence of a character.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-5-off17 t17701205-5-victim73"/> </persName> . I was going down Houndsditch with a young man I had to take care of me, about five o'clock in the afternoon; about the middle of
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-5-off17 t17701205-5-crimeloc19"/> the prisoner and another man met us; they drove us up with our backs against the wall; he thrust his belly against my belly, and then pulled my watch by force out of my pocket; he pulled so strong, that I thought he would have tore my breeches off. When he had got the watch out of my pocket, the prisoner and his companion went off, I bid the lad, whose name is
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<interp inst="t17701205-5-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , follow him; he called his master and they took the prisoner into his master's shop; we search'd him, but could not find my watch.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light enough for you to see his face?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050009"/>Crowden. I saw him plainly coming up; I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. from the Prisoner. Whether you saw the watch in my possession?</p>
<p>Crowden. I saw my watch in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see me deliver it to any body?</p>
<p>Crowden. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you call out, Stop thief?</p>
<p>Crowden. No; I thought the most prudent way would be to send the boy after him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-5-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an apprentice to Mr. Sherwood; my master sent me down Houndsditch with Mr. Crowden; when we had got about twenty doors from my master's, two men came up against us, and push'd us against the wall; one of them pull'd Mr. Crowden's watch out of his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Which took the watch?</p>
<p>Jennison. The prisoner did, Mr. Crowden bid me follow them directly; I did; they were not out of my sight.</p>
<p>Q. Did they run away together?</p>
<p>Jennison. They walked at a very great rate; I gave my master information of it; my master stood at his door; I shewed him the man; my master and the oldest 'prentice took him.</p>
<p>Q. How were the men dressed?</p>
<p>Jennison. The prisoner was in blue, the other man in light-coloured cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take only the prisoner?</p>
<p>Jennison. Because he had taken the watch; I told my master so at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Which side of the way was the prisoner on?</p>
<p>Jennison. The same side as my master's house; the other man had crossed the way.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say?</p>
<p>Jennison. He asked what we wanted with him; we told him a gentleman wanted him that would be in, in a few minutes: we took him to my master's; the prosecutor came in; we searched the prisoner, but did not find the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the watch at the time it was taken?</p>
<p>Jennison. I saw it in the prisoner's hand when he took it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see what he did with it?</p>
<p>Jennison. No.</p>
<p>Q. Now are you sure the prisoner is one of the men that shoved the prosecutor and you up against the wall and robbed him?</p>
<p>Jennison. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Jennison. Not to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-5-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Houndsditch; the last witness is my apprentice. Mr. Crowden came to settle an account with me; being at the close of the evening, he asked for one of my servants to go with him to Bishopsgate-street, as he is very infirm; he is just come out of a bilious disorder, and is much afflicted with the gout. In a very short time
<persName id="t17701205-5-person77"> John Jennison
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<interp inst="t17701205-5-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , my apprentice, returned, and I was standing at the door. He said, Sir! Sir! the gentleman has had his pocket pick'd of his watch, and that is the man that stole it, in the blue coat, pointing to the prisoner. I called my eldest apprentice to assist me; we took him, about two doors beyond my house; we brought him back to my shop, and in two or three minutes Mr. Crowden came in; he appeared much frightened.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am taken at a non-plus; I did not know I should be tried now, any more than the child unborn. I had carried three chests of lemons for a man that lives in Fire-hall Court; as I came down Houndsditch, I walked by Mr. Sherwood's house; he came out to me and said, Young man, somebody in my shop wants to speak to you. I turned back, and went into his shop; he shut the door; presently the man came in, and said he had been robbed of a watch. I said, By whom? He said he could not tell: the young man said, I will take my oath you was with the man. He said first he saw me with the man that committed the robbery; now he swears that I committed the robbery. I was searched; it was not found upon me. I had nobody with me; I could not have conveyed it away. Mr. Sherwood said, Where is your companion? I said, No-body was with me: they sent for an officer, and I was carried to the Poultry Compter.</p>
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<p>See him indicted for a highway robbery, No 618. last Sessions.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050010"/> turnpike-man in the road to London; he told me a man on horseback and a boy went through the turnpike about twelve o'clock with some sheep. I found the sheep at Islington, in Mr. Stanton's the salesman's custody.</p>
<p>Q. How were your sheep marked?</p>
<p>Ware. They were marked with a W and an O on the near side, and a dot of tar upon the near hip. The prisoner told me at the Compter that he stole them out of a meadow opposite my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-6-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a salesman. About seven o'clock on Friday morning I went to my pens in Smithfield. The prisoner had put the sheep into my pens. I told him he must take them out. He asked me what he must do with them. I asked him whose sheep they were; he said he brought them from Chatham, or somewhere in the Kentish road. I asked him if he had any letter from the owner, or any body's name that was to sell them; he said, You shall sell them. I asked whose they were; he said a man he met with on the road bid him drive them there: and when they were sold, a woman would come and take the money.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you the name of the person.</p>
<p>Stanton. No; he stood at the pens. I went and asked some other salesman if they knew any thing of the sheep; they did not. The prisoner stood there near three quarters of an hour. The prisoner slipt away towards Porter's Block. A person I had desired to watch him, secured him, and brought him to me. I suspected from the first that they were stolen. He was in several different stories; first, that he had a father; then, that he had none; that his mother lived at Camberwell. The prisoner escaped from the person I left him in the care of. We found him by St. George's Church, and brought him back.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think such a boy as this could steal so many sheep himself?</p>
<p>Stanton. No; it is plain he did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-6-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sent for on the the twenty-third of last month to the Three Tuns in Smithfield, to take charge of the prisoner. He said he brought the sheep from the nineteenth mile-stone near Gravesend. I asked him if any body was concerned with him, he said, Yes; a man he had never seen in his life before, who was to give him a shilling for driving them to town. He said he wished he could see his mother, for then it would be make up in a quarter of an hour. I asked him if she had been in Smithfield; he said, Yes; we walked twice round Smithfield, but could not find her. He said the man came with him as far as St. George's Church, and then gave him a groat or eight-pence to hire another lad to help him to drive them to Smithfield. He said the person that employed him lived at Camberwell. Sometimes he said it was his father, sometimes not. We enquired at Camberwell, and found there was such a person as he had described, who was a smuggler, but he had absconded.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A woman at the Three Crowns at Chatham sent a letter to my mother that I could get employment there to draw beer. I went down in the Gravesend boat, and went to Chatham. I thought the place was too grand, and I too little to do; so I went to Gravesend again, I was sick a-going down, so I thought I would walk up. About a mile from Gravesend I met this man. He asked me how far I was going. I told him to London. He said he would gave me a shilling to drive some sheep for him. He gave me some gin; then he went down a little road. He was on horseback. He went down in a field, and told me, if I saw any body a-coming, to come down and meet him; if not, I was to turn the sheep to London. When he came to the turnpikes, the men asked him how many he had got; he said, sixty-three. He parted from me in Kent-street. He gave me my shilling, and four-pence to hire a boy to help me to drive them to Smithfield. He told me to give them to any salesman to sell, and meet him at one o'clock on London bridge.</p>
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<persName id="t17701205-7-person92"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17701205-7-person92" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17701205-7-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My wife and another woman found her next day, and brought her to me in the evening. She had on then my wife's cloak, hat, and gown. Then I took her to Sir John's. We had her examined. A pair of tea-tongs were found upon her. She delivered up that night the ring and stone shoe buckle. Besides the things, she had on her a black silk that and cloak. We took her to St. Catharine's next day, because she had said over night that the remainder of the things were at her lodgings in St. Catharine's Lane, and that she had sold the place to a silver-smith in the Minories. We went to the cook's shop where she had taken a lodging, and found all the things in the indictment (mentioning them) except the mug and spoon she had sold to the silver-smith. She had taken the black silk gown to pieces. Then we went to the silversmith's. He produced the mug and spoons he had bought of her.</p>
<p>Mrs. - Wheeler. I can say no more than what my husband has said. (The goods produced and deposed to.) She had the hat, cloak, and gown on. The rest of the things we found at her lodgings. We found her at a public house. I asked her how she could serve me so. She cried.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-7-person93"> William Taylor
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<interp inst="t17701205-7-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable. I was at the Brown Bear, Bow-street, when the prosecutor brought in the prisoner. She said all the rest of the things were in her lodgings, but the mug and spoons, which she said she had sold.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-7-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a silver-smith, and live in the Minories. [produces a silver mug and spoon.] I bought these of a woman the twenty-sixth of October. I don't know her person; she had a hat over her face. I gave her 5 s. an ounce for them. She said she was in distress; and was obliged to sell them. I had no suspicion of her.</p>
<p>Q. So all is bought that comes to the shop?</p>
<p>Peacock. No; I give a fair price, and don't buy if I suspect.</p>
<p>Court. You should enquire of people that offer things to sale. It is the facility with which people dispose of stolen goods that encourages them to steal.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It is as they have said.</p>
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<persName id="t17701205-8-person99"> Elizabeth Mills
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<interp inst="t17701205-8-person99" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a
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<p>Q. Have you any reason to know the rags you thus found were yours?</p>
<p>Mills. I found this key [producing one] in her house. This key opened my warehouse.</p>
<p>Q. Were the rags in these bags?</p>
<p>Mills. Somewhere the bags had my mark.</p>
<p>Q. From inspecting the bags, could you swear they were your property?</p>
<p>Mills. I should have been loth to have sworn to them in the house of any body else. They were foreign rags.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My mistress is hard-mouthed enough. She has taken upwards of 3 l. worth of my things.</p>
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<p>9. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17701205-9-person106" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17701205-9-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Sampson. I had packed up these pieces of stained paper
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<persName id="t17701205-9-person107"> John Orton
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<interp inst="t17701205-9-person107" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17701205-9-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought the prisoner and this paper into Mr. Sampson's house: [producing it] I can sware it is Messrs. William and
<persName id="t17701205-9-person108"> Richard Sampson
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<persName id="t17701205-9-person109"> John Orton
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<interp inst="t17701205-9-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 23d of November, I was going up Lombard-Street, I saw the prisoner come out of Messrs. Sampson's with the paper; I suspected him, and stopt him; he struggled and cried, and wanted to get away. He said he was going to carry it to Duke's-place. I rung Messrs. Sampson's bell, the last witness came to the door, I shewed him the paper; he said it was Messrs. Sampson's property. The prisoner, in his defence, said he was employed by a man to carry it to Duke's-place.</p>
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<p>See him tried for a burglary, No. 500, in Mr. Alderman Trecothick's mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-10-off42 t17701205-10-crimeloc44"/>; I saw the prisoner pass by my house, on horse back, on the 6th of October, at near twelve o'clock at noon; I was at my door with my child; I had got a brush, and was sweeping off some dust from my neighbour's door, that had fell from my house, which was then repairing, when he passed by. In about five minutes, I heard a voice behind me, saying, Mr. Holloway, you are the man I want. As soon as I heard the prisoner's voice it terrified me, because he had frequently before threatened my life. I started round to my left, and I saw the prisoner close to me; he was then on foot, and had a pistol, which I then believed to be my own, that I had lent him some time before. It was under the flap of his coat; I could see it as far as to the cock; he endeavoured to pull it out with his left hand, but it was so entangled that he could not get it out immediately. I sprung round in order to get into my house, and was in hopes I should have got in before he disentangled it; but he got to the door before I could shut it after me, and got the pistol in between the door and the door post, so as to prevent my shutting the door. I endeavoured for the space of a second or two, to keep the door against him; I found he was too powerful for me. As I saw the kitchen door open, I quitted to door thinking to escape into the kitchen. As I was quitting the street door, he said, d - n you, I will have your life directly: and the pistol went off before I could get myself quite into the kitchen, and the ball went through my left arm, then I saw him go over to Mr. Peck's a founder.</p>
<p>Q. When he d - d you, and said he would have your life, did you see in what manner he held the pistol?</p>
<p>Holloway. I was making for the kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. In what situation is the kitchen from the door?</p>
<p>Holloway. The kitchen opens out of the wainscot on the left side of the passage.</p>
<p>Q. Which side of the road did you live on?</p>
<p>Holloway. The same side as Bloomsbury; the door opens to the left, and the kitchen door is on the right side.</p>
<p>Q. Had the street door been opened?</p>
<p>Holloway. After I felt the ball, I turned round and saw him shutting the street door, which was then half open. The pistol must be brought upon a straight line to reach me.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the ball found?</p>
<p>Holloway. One was in the kitchen, upon a line with the position of my arm; another upon the head-way of the door of the passage that leads into the yard: it went into the brick wall.</p>
<p>Q. You was executor to the prisoner's brother, I think?</p>
<p>Holloway. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard the prisoner threaten you at any time?</p>
<p>Holloway. Yes, many times. About the Sunday fortnight before he shot me, he killed a hen of mine: I was out; the maid told me of it when I came home. I saw the prisoner at the door; I said, you are a blood-thirsty fellow; I am surprized you will be guilty of such blood-thirsty actions. He said, G - d d - n you, I would sooner kill you than your hen. - I sent to Mr. Sheldon, the surgeon, he was not at home; so I went to the hospital and had my arm dressed.</p>
<p>Q. Can you give any reason why he had malice towards you?</p>
<p>Holloway. There was some money secreted, which I went and demanded for the benefit of the children and the widow; before that, he was as agreeable as any man; but, after that, he owned me a spleen. He came to me next
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050013"/> morning, and said, G - d d - n you, you have frustrated our scheme. I said, What do you mean; He said, We wanted to go to Barnet to buy cows. I said, If it is requisite, for the good of the children, to buy cows, you shall have the money again, and I will go with you to buy them. He said, No, G - d d - n you, I wanted to buy them in my own name.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Is not the prisoner a man of a very weak understanding</p>
<p>Holloway. I never held a great deal of conversation with him, so don't know the extent of his abilities.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not reason to think he is out of his mind, at times?</p>
<p>Holloway. I never heard any such thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you threaten to have him pressed?</p>
<p>Holloway. No.</p>
<p>Q. The pistol was your own, was it not?</p>
<p>Holloway. Yes. I had lent it him some time before.</p>
<p>Q. What for?</p>
<p>Holloway. The widow said she was robbed the night her husband died. The prisoner came and told me so; and, at the same time, asked for a pistol: I lent it him. He said, he was in danger of his life in going over the fields.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say whether the pistol went off by accident, or by design?</p>
<p>Holloway. I believe, by design. [This is the pistol, producing a horse pistol.]</p>
<persName id="t17701205-10-person115"> Amitues Fournier
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<interp inst="t17701205-10-person115" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . I am all enameller, and live in Mr. West's Garden's, Tottenham-court-road. I was going by Mr. Holloway's house, I saw him and a man with him.</p>
<p>Q. What man?</p>
<p>Fournier. I am not sure that the prisoner is the man - I saw Mr. Holloway, his child, and the man together; they seemed to have words. Mr. Holloway, all of a sudden, made a push to get into his own house; the man followed him.</p>
<p>Q. Could you distinguish what off, the words were?</p>
<p>Fournier. When the pistol went off, he said, D - n you. I saw him push the, pistol in at the door.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the man when the pistol went off?</p>
<p>Fournier. Close to the door.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you?</p>
<p>Fournier. I was within about three or four yards.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the cock fall? Or how did it go off?</p>
<p>Fournier. I heard the snap.</p>
<p>Q. Did you perceive whether the door was open, or shut?</p>
<p>Fournier It could not be shut, the pistol was between the door and the door-post.</p>
<p>Q. Did you perceive whether the door opened wide?</p>
<p>Fournier. It did not open quiet; he held his hand up thus [describing the presenting of a pistol, elevated pretty high] The door was open thus much. [Describing it to be about five inches.]</p>
<p>Q. Was the pistol quite out of sight when it went off?</p>
<p>Fournier. No; it was about half of it out of the house.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the prisoner then?</p>
<p>Fournier. He went away directly. The child cried, My papa is killed. The child was shut out of doors; I knocked at the door; a woman opened it; Mr. Holloway came out that instant, he held up his arm; I said, Thank God you are alive. He said, I am wounded. I saw the wound in his arm, the blood trickled down. I saw the prisoner cross the way as soon as he had fired the pistol. I was in a great fright; I made haste home.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether the prisoner's arm was hurt by the door?</p>
<p>Fournier. I can't tell any thing of that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-10-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in my shop, in Storey-street, the day Mr. Holloway was shot; I heard a piece go off; I ran to the door, and saw the prisoner. I said, Who shot? He said, I have just shot Mr. Holloway. I said, You have not killed him; have you? He said, No, d - n me, I wish I had. He had a pistol, in his hand, I asked him to give me the pistol, that nothing worse might happen; he would not, he said. He said, he would go and charge it again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any observations upon the pistol, whether it had been fired or not?</p>
<p>Wake. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-10-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a public house, and am a constable. On the 6th of October, about twelve o'clock, Mr. Holloway's maid came and told me a man had shot her master.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050014"/> The people that were in my house all ran out; when I came down stairs they had got the prisoner in custody. I took him into one of my parlours, and said how could you be guilty of so rash an action as to shoot Mr. Holloway? he said he was sorry that he had missed his mark, for he would kill him. I asked him what he had in the pistol at the time, he said he had only one ball: all he said before the justice was, that he thought he had a right to stand in his own defence.</p>
<p>Q. Did he explain that; did he say he had been attacked by any body.</p>
<p>Hawthorne. Not that I heard of.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-10-person118"> John Richmond
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<interp inst="t17701205-10-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the prisoner in his own yard, he was sitting upon a piece of pipe, going to charge the pistol again; I said my friend what are you mad. He started up in a great passion and sent me out of the yard quicker than I came in: he ran at me with his pistol and I was afraid of my life. A gentleman offered me half a guinea to take him. I followed him into the yard: I tripped up his heels and took him. He had got shot and powder by him; after we came before the justice, we found some shot and powder in a piece of paper, and some powder in a tobacco box.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-10-person119"> John Ware
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<interp inst="t17701205-10-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was drinking at Mr. Hawthorns, the maid came in in great haste, and cried out, oh, my master is shot. I ran down the road, when I came to the corner of Mr. Holloway's house the mob pushed back, and said he was going to fire again. Mr. Richmond and some more people brought the prisoner out. The people asked him how he came to do such a rash action. He said he intended to give him a pill out of it; he repeated it several times, that he did intend to shoot him, and was sorry he had not done it. I heard him say Mr. Holloway had sent for a lieutenant to press him.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-10-person120"> William Ragg
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<interp inst="t17701205-10-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I assisted to take the prisoner to Mr. Hawthorns; I asked him several questions; he said he was sorry he had missed his mark, but he would destroy him another time.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-10-person121"> John Wyatt
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<interp inst="t17701205-10-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital: Mr. Holloway came to the hospital in my week of attendance. Mr. Howard and I opened his arm next morning; there was a wound through his arm; the ball seemed to have entered the arm a little above the wrist, from the internal surface of the arm, and penetrated to the out-side a little below the elbow, obliquely upwards, the wound was 8 or 9 inches long.</p>
<p>Q. Did it appear to be a wound occasioned by a ball.</p>
<p>Wyatt. Certainly. It was under the elbow on the out-side of the arm.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>None of them ever saw a pistol go off in my hand; I went to carry the pistol home to Mr. Holloway, he had asked me for it. Unfortunately it went off in the jarr of the door.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-10-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner two years, he was a
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<persName id="t17701205-10-person123"> Elizabeth Blankford
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<interp inst="t17701205-10-person123" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about two years; I never saw any thing of him but that of a peaceable quiet man, but since his brother's death he has appeared like a mad-man, sometimes, when in liquor.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050015"/>The record of the conviction of the principals was read in court.</p>
<p>Tapham, who is servant to Mrs. Jerdore, deposed, that Mrs. Jerdore's house, in Great Marlborough-street, was broke open on the 19th of October, in the night; when the goods, mentioned in the indictment, were stolen.</p>
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<p>*** For a more full and particular account of their evidence, we refer our readers to the trial of the principals, No. 696, 697 and 698, last sessions.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had nothing to do with the plates the house does not belong to me; I was drunk for eight days together.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-11-person139" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> had another room: she let Murray in with the plate when I was in bed, and asleep.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Mills. I was told so.</p>
<p>Q. What were your apartments?</p>
<p>Mills. The two lower rooms.</p>
<p>Q. What room did you lie in?</p>
<p>Mills. Sometimes one, sometimes the other.</p>
<p>Q. Which room did you lie in that night?</p>
<p>Mills. The fore room. I got up about six o'clock: Murray came down stairs, and wanted to speak with me; I would say nothing to him, but scolded him for coming in.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Underwood lie?</p>
<p>Mills. In the under room.</p>
<p>Q. You don't pass for Underwood's wife, do you?</p>
<p>Mills. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you not live with him? and do not people call you by his name?</p>
<p>Mills. They do sometimes, but they have no right to call me so.</p>
<p>Q. How came the snuffers in your room?</p>
<p>Mills. I know nothing of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-11-person140" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I rent a one pair of stairs room at Mrs. Mill's, as half a crown a week.</p>
<p>Q. Was you there when they were playing at cards?</p>
<p>Oddy. No; I went out about eight o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the woman they had got into your room?</p>
<p>Oddy. I don't know; my husband came home and broke the door open.</p>
<p>Q. Pray who may your husband be?</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-11-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> - he drives a hackney coach. The door has a slight lock, he pushed it open.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the people that were found in your room, come into the house?</p>
<p>Oddy. I heard somebody knock at the door. I know this Murray to be a chimney-sweeper; there were some other people with him: I believe they were the unhappy men that died on Tuesday. I had no light; they went up into the two pair of stairs; Murray lodged there. My landlady abused me next day, for letting them in. I knew Murray to be a + very honest lad, till this affair. Underwood had been drunk for eight days, and was in bed, and after at the time.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-11-defend126 t17701205-11-punish51"/> T. 14 </rs>.</p>
<p>+ Murray was tried no less than three times, in Mr. Alderman Trecothick's mayoralty, for burglaries.</p>
<p>See Underwood tried for buglaries, No. 11 and 367; and for receiving stolen goods, No 234, all in Mr. Alderman Beckford's second mayoralty. See him an evidence against
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<interp inst="t17701205-11-person142" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , &c. No. 434, &c. in Mr. Alderman Trecothick's mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>12 (M.)
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<p>The proof of the charge against the prisoner, arose from her own confession, which was made under a promise of favour from the prosecutor.</p>
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<p>13 (L.)
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<p>14 (L)
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<persName id="t17701205-17-person163"> Thomas Thorne
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<interp inst="t17701205-17-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 5th of November I had been drinking with some friends till my reckoning amounted to more money than I had. I slipt from my company, and pawned the outside case of my watch for 2 s. 6 d. in the Strand. As I was coming home, about half past seven o'clock, I met the prisoner upon Ludgate hill. She asked me to give her something to drink; I went with her to the
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<interp inst="t17701205-17-person164" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband is a porter at the Bell Savage Inn. I went to carry my husband his supper, to the Cock; I saw the prisoner take the watch out of the prosecutor's coat pocket. I called out, and
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<interp inst="t17701205-17-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> jumped up, took it out of her hand, and delivered it to the constable.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am an unfortunate girl of the town: the prosecutor gave me the watch to pawn; he said he would spend as far as 3 or 4 s. to sleep with me.</p>
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<p>18 (L.)
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<persName id="t17701205-18-person171"> William Plumber
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<interp inst="t17701205-18-person171" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17701205-18-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a working
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-18-victim170 t17701205-18-viclabel77"/>, the prisoner worked with me three years ago for near a twelvemonth. Last Saturday one Dunkan, one of my men, brought me some pieces of silver in a leather purse, among which were two pieces of soldor with my mark upon them, which he said were found at the prisoner's. I took him before Justice Welch when he confessed to the several pieces, one by one, that they were my property.</p>
<p>- Fryer. Last Friday night: I was employed to take down some bed furniture belonging to the prisoner at his lodgings. I found under the bed-head a purse with some pieces of silver in it; I carried it next day to Mr. Dunkan: I heard him confess it was Mr. Plumber's property.</p>
<p>- Dunkan deposed, that these pieces which were produced, were what he received from Fryer.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I don't know how the silver came there. I was a
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<p>He called a witness who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>19 (M.)
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<interp inst="t17701205-19-defend173" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , spinster, was indicted for
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<interp inst="t17701205-19-off81" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a ++ linen shirt, value 2 s. and a silver table-spoon, value 5 s. </rs> the property of
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<interp inst="t17701205-19-verdict83" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder1s"/> Guilty. 10 d. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-19-defend173 t17701205-19-punish84"/> W </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>20 (M.)
<persName id="t17701205-20-defend177" type="defendantName"> Charles Wright
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<interp inst="t17701205-20-off85" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a violin, value 12 s. and a violin bow, value 2 s. 6 d. </rs> the property of
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<rs id="t17701205-20-cd86" type="crimeDate">Nov. 26</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-20-off85 t17701205-20-cd86"/>. ||</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-20-verdict87" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder1s"/> Guilty. 10 d. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-20-defend177 t17701205-20-punish88"/> W </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050017"/>21 (L.)
<persName id="t17701205-21-defend181" type="defendantName"> William Holmes
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<interp inst="t17701205-21-off89" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17701205-21-off89" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing forty-two pound of manufactured flax, value 12 s. half a hundred weight of unmanufactured Petersburg hemp, value 13 s. eighteen pound of unmanufactured fine woolen flax, value 13 s. 6 d. thirty pound of manufactured green hemp, value 12 s. 6 d. one half-pound brass weight, value 6 d. and two four ounce brass weights, value 6 d. </rs> the property of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-21-off89 t17701205-21-cd90"/>. *</p>
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<p>22, 23. (M.)
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<p>24. (M.)
<persName id="t17701205-23-defend191" type="defendantName"> Elizabeth Butterom
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<interp inst="t17701205-23-defend191" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17701205-23-defend191" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , spinster, was indicted for
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<interp inst="t17701205-23-off98" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one pair of linen sheets, value 5 s. a linen waistcoat, value 2 s. a woolen waistcoat, value 8 d. and a linen towel, value 6 d. </rs> the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-23-off98 t17701205-23-victim193"/> </persName> .</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-23-verdict99" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder1s"/> Guilty. 10 d. </rs>
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<p>25. (M.)
<persName id="t17701205-24-defend195" type="defendantName"> Thomas Rutledge
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<interp inst="t17701205-24-defend195" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
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<rs id="t17701205-24-off101" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t17701205-24-off101" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17701205-24-off101" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> stealing eight-four pound of lead, value 10 s. being fixed to an empty house </rs>, the property of
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<p>26. (M.)
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<p>There was no evidence to prove the charge upon the prisoner, excepting that of
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<interp inst="t17701205-28-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Packer: the prisoner has been frequently at our house for two or three years past, he was a
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<p>- Muthwaite. The prisoner pawned these shirts with m e on the twenty-sixth of October; I know the prisoner well, and am sure he is the man.</p>
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<p>I must leave it to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<p>30. (M.)
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<p>Mrs. Lambe. My husband's name is
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<interp inst="t17701205-29-person220" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I hired the prisoner to nurse me; the buckles were in my drawer; I did not went them in common; I missed them just after the prisoner was gone; she had a box in the garret, and she was always going backwards and forwards for five or six years; she was an old acquaintance: I saw my buckles at the pawnbrokers; the prisoner confessed that they were mine; (the buckles produced and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>- Conyer. I am a pawn-broker; the prisoner pawned these buckles with me on the sixteenth of last April; I lent her half a guinea upon them; I am sure she is the person that pawned them; I have known her and her husband for two years.</p>
<p>Q. From prisoner. When were the buckles first brought to you to pawn.</p>
<p>Conyer. I don't know; there was a pair like these brought before; I don't know whether they are the same; she brought them and had them out again.</p>
<p>Q. Did she bring any in a short time before this sixteenth of April.</p>
<p>Conyer. She brought another pair, on which she had half a guinea; she brought them a little before these, and had them out again; she came often to my shop.</p>
<p>Q. To prosecutrix. How long before the prisoner came to nurse you did you see them.</p>
<p>Mrs. Lambe. The Sunday before I was in mourning, and did not wear them; she had not quite left me when I missed them; she came in and out; I did not suspect her then; there were many other people in the house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never sell or pawn the buckles yourself.</p>
<p>Mrs. Lambe. No; that I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-29-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> about it: I went to the pawn-brokers and saw the buckles; I knew them as soon as I saw them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My mistress gave me the buckles to pawn; I pawned them for five shillings; I took them out and pawned them for ten shillings and sixpence; I did not steal them.</p>
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<p>(M.) Isabella Harris was a second time indicted for
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<p>31. (M.)
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<persName id="t17701205-30-person229"> George Stewart
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<interp inst="t17701205-30-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Monday was a week, I was drinking with some friends at a house in
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<p>Q. What time was it?</p>
<p>Stewart. It was between nine and ten when I came into the house; I went to her room about ten; this was about twelve o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Stewart. I was not very sober when I came to the house at first. I gave her a shilling; she picked my pocket of the rest.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you did not give it her?</p>
<p>Stewart. I am sure I did not give it her; I was not so drunk as that. I had wore the guinea in my pocket a month or six weeks; I could know it from a great many; she owned to the justice and the watchman, that she had taken it. There was a young man with a girl, in the other room, had lost 5 s. 3 d. he went to charge a watchman with her, and that was the way it came out.</p>
<p>Constable. We were called to a man that was in this house. We were taken to the room where the prosecutor and the prisoner were in bed, he waked, and said let me see if I am
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050019"/> robbed. He got out of bed, and felt for his breaches, and said, I have lost all my money. I asked him what he had lost; he said, a guinea and some silver. The watchman searched the prisoner, and found the money, laid in the indictment, upon her. She was very agreeable to be searched: she said, she did not know she had again in the world; she said, they went to bed in the dark, and she did not know what the prosecutor had given her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say she had robbed him of it?</p>
<p>Constable. No. she did not.</p>
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<p>The prisoner, in her defence, said the prosecutor gave her the money in the dark.</p>
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<p>Q. from King. Whether you ever saw us about the place? And whether we had any thing belonging to you?</p>
<p>Rudge. No.</p>
<p>Q. When were they taken up?</p>
<p>Rudge. On the Sunday morning; about two miles from my house.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Reddell. I am wife to
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<p>(The goods produced, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>34. (M.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050020"/> brought the figured lawn, I told them I had lost a piece of clear lawn; they said if I had I should soon find it again: I looked over the counter to see if they had dropped it; they had not then, but I found it upon the ground soon after.</p>
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<p>Style's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing about it; there were three more women in the shop a buying check.</p>
<p>Byrne's Defence.</p>
<p>There were more people in his shop, and his two sisters on the other side; I know nothing about it no more than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Q. To the prosecutor. Was there any other people in the shop.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, there was not: I have but one sister and she was backwards.</p>
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<p>35 (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-35-victim266 t17701205-35-viclabel152"/> to the last witness; the things of mine, mentioned in the indictment, [producing them] were found in searching the prisoner's box: I did not miss them before. I said, Nanny, how could you do so? She gave me no answer, only bid me not tumble her things.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you miss any thing?</p>
<p>Tompkins. There were different things lost. I had no suspicion of her till she took some sugar, or some trifling thing, then we searched her box; we found some soap, which I believe to be mine, and some caps and things of my wife's.</p>
<p>Mrs. Tompkins. I am wife to the last witness. When we searched the prisoner's box, we found those things of ours that are laid in the indictment. [producing them.]</p>
<p>Q. How came you to search her box?</p>
<p>Tompkins. On account of the sugar; and Mrs. Jubello had missed her ruffles: so I insisted upon the maid's boxes being searched. She said very little for herself; hardly any thing at all. She lived with me three months, and behaved very well; we had a good character with her, and I hope this is her first offence. Her father and mother are honest, industrious people.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the prisoner's having any oil of your masters.</p>
<p>Humphrey. I was going along the passage; he asked me what trade I was; I told him we dealt in all sorts of oil; he asked me to give him a drop of oil to oil his fire-lock; I did; then he asked me to get him a bottle, I did; he sold it for twelve shillings and gave me six; that was five gallons; then he asked me to get him another, and he said he would make away with it; I said I was afraid my master would find it out; he told me he would give me a pair of silver buckles; I did get him a bottle, and he gave me the buckles; he told me he had a gentleman that would take all I could get; he came down to me again, and asked me to get him some more; I told him I would keep company with him no more; he came down to me again on Sunday morning, and said, d - n you, get me some more, never mind your master, he will not find it out. I got him another; the two large ones held forty-six pounds, the others five gallons each; I got him six in all; he said if I would get him another he would give me a silver breast-buckle.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first begin this business with the prisoner.</p>
<p>Humphrey. I lived a twelvemonth with my master: this was after I had been there about half a year.</p>
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<p>Two of my comrades in the barracks used to have oil; I asked one of them to give me a drop, he would not; Humphreys said, if he will not give you a drop, I will, to oil your firelock; I never spoke to him till the last day; I was coming out of the Savoy barracks; he came to the stable to order his horses; he asked me to come to see him; again he asked me if I would have a bottle full of oil then, or come again for it; he went and fetched it, and put it in my sentry-box. Humphreys said he could get me a great deal; he said it was his perquisites out of the cleanings of the jars; I was drawn into it innocently.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>- Doughty. I am a serjeant in the third Regiment of Guards; I have known the prisoner ever since April last; I never heard any thing of his behaving amiss till since this affair, now I hear he has done a bad thing in the army, by endeavouring to make his escape, and enlist into the first Regiment of Guards. I know nothing of his private character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-39-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the elder. I am mother to the child that has been abused; she was ten years old the fifth of October. The day after St. Luke's day she drew beer for Mr. Ivory. Her master came down to the place where I work to acquaint me that my child had been abused by the prisoner. I went to her; she was in a bad condition; her private parts were swelled to a great degree, and there was blood and nastiness upon her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she appear as if a man had lain with her?</p>
<p>Matthews. She did; she has been at the hospital for the force. Mr. Gloster, the surgeon, examined her, but he would not come to give evidence without I subpoena'd him, and it was not in my power to subpoena him. I am a very poor woman.</p>
<p>Q. Did the child tell you how she came to be in that condition?</p>
<p>Matthews. She told me the prisoner threatened to kill her if she told it to any body.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any disease upon her besides the force?</p>
<p>Matthews. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any thing of the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Matthews. I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Q. How long had your girl been there to draw beer?</p>
<p>Matthews. Near six weeks.</p>
<p>Q. She is very young, but I suppose you have taught her her catechism and the like?</p>
<p>Matthews. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You being a married woman, now having examined the child, can you take upon you to sware that she had been laid with by a man?</p>
<p>Matthews. I found her body so that she must have been lain with by a man.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Pray is there not a boy draws beer at this house.</p>
<p>Matthews. No, there is none.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-39-person288"> Mary Matthews
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<interp inst="t17701205-39-person288" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the younger. I draw beer at Mr. Ivory's.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the nature of an oath. Now if you was to sware that which is not true, what do you think would become of you?</p>
<p>Matthews. I should go to hell. The prisoner lodged at my master's: one morning when my master had called me, I opened the door to answer him; the prisoner bursted into the room; he said if I cried out he would knock me down and kill me that minute; he flung me down upon the bed, and put his private parts into my belly; he hurt me very much, and their was blood and nastiness came from me; he said if I told any thing of it, he would kill me that minute. I was afraid to tell my master or mistress for fear of losing my place, and my daddy and mammy beating me.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050024"/>Q. Did you perceive any thing come from him?</p>
<p>Matthews. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you lived there at that time?</p>
<p>Matthews. Almost six weeks.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it?</p>
<p>Matthews. The maid went away on Thursday night, this was done on Friday morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lie with the maid before?</p>
<p>Matthews. Yes. After he had done what he pleased with me, he said if I told any body of it, he would kill me, and then he went out of the room. About a day or two afterwards, I went into his room in the morning for his candlestick; I was to get them out of all the lodgers rooms to clean: he took his candlestick up and flung it at me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he offer to use you so again?</p>
<p>Matthews. No.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after did you tell of it?</p>
<p>Matthews. I was afraid to tell; the maid found it out by the sheets.</p>
<p>Q. How long after was that?</p>
<p>Matthews. I don't know rightly: my master can tell.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after his throwing the candlestick at you?</p>
<p>Matthews. About three days after that, the maid went up to make the bed, and found the sheets in a bad condition. I was out a getting in the pots; when I came in my mistress asked me what was the matter with me; I did not know what to say; I told her at last; my master went directly to my mummy; she came and examined me; and then we went before the justice.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was there not a boy at your master's at that time, that drew beer?</p>
<p>Matthews. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lie by yourself any time?</p>
<p>Matthews. Yes, every time my master had no maid.</p>
<p>Q. How often had the maid lain with you before she discovered the nastiness you speak of upon the sheets.</p>
<p>Matthews. Two nights.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17701205-39-victim286 t17701205-39-viclabel173"/> with me. We turned away our maid on St. Luke's day.</p>
<p>Q. Did the girl lie by herself after that maid went?</p>
<p>Ivory. Yes; a night or two, then we had another maid; she staid about three or four days, then we turned her away: then we had
<persName id="t17701205-39-person290"> Mary Mead
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<interp inst="t17701205-39-person290" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; she came down stairs on Wednesday, the seventh of November, to my wife and I, whilst we were at breakfast; she was as pale as death; she asked her; mistress to go up stairs. My wife went with her; when my wife came down, she told me the child was in a bad way.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the girl's story?</p>
<p>Ivory. It was a good while before she would tell us; at last she said it was the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell the same story as she has done now?</p>
<p>Ivory. Yes, exactly.</p>
<p>Q. How did the girl behave?</p>
<p>Ivory. She was as good a girl as could be, till she began to bobble; she was a well disposed girl; I never knew her tell me a story in my life. I went and told her mother what had happened.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see her hobble before the time she charges the prisoner with having committed this fact?</p>
<p>Ivory. No; I said to her I cannot think what is come to you, you used to be better than you are now.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did the girl and the several maids lie together?</p>
<p>Ivory. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-39-person291" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Ivory: I came there on Wednesday the seventh of last month; I lay along with this girl that night. When I made the bed the next morning, I found the under sheet in a very bad situation; it was all over matter; I did not know what might have happened; I took no manner of notice, but when I went to make the prisoner's bed, I found it in the same condition, only not so bad as hers. Finding the sheets in that condition, I turned the feet part up to the head to lay myself and the child clean. Not knowing what it was, next morning I found it a great deal worse all where the child lay; I went directly and acquainted my mistress with it; being a mother of children, it shocked me very much. I desired her to examine the child, for I was afraid somebody had injured her. My mistress came up and saw the situation the sheets were in from the running. The place on the sheets was as broad as the palm of my hand; the matter was yellow and white. My mistress
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050025"/> asked her what was the matter with her; she bursted out a crying and said, it was the children. She said he burssed into her room and threw her upon the bed, and told her if she resisted he would kill her. Her shift stood alone with matter</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine the prisoner's bed after that</p>
<p>Mead. It was always in the same condition</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner's bed appear in the same condition as the child's.</p>
<p>Mead. There was more, mixture in his, his was a sort of yellow and green.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the charge as God is in heaven.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-39-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I examined the child on the nineteenth of November last, in the presence of Mr. Howard, Mr. Gloster, and the house surgeon of the Infirmary. We found upon inspection of the parts, that there was a discharge; we did not take it to be venereal, but the fluor albus; there did not seem to be any mark of violation, on the contrary, the hymen, which is the test of virginity, was almost entire; the passage was very straight.</p>
<p>Q. Was the hymen partly broke?</p>
<p>Purdue. Only that part that generally breaks to allow for the fluor albus to issue through; the passage was so straight as hardly to receive a finger. I had a letter from the commanding officer of the regiment to examine the prisoner, who was said to have the foul distemper. I went to him to Tothill Fields Bridewell, and I examined him and found him intirely sound. I examined him the eighteenth, the day before I examined the girl.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath do you, or do you not, believe that she had been entered and defiled?</p>
<p>Purdue. I think it was impossible; I believe she had never been defiled.</p>
<p>Q. Did it appear as if there had been any attempt of that sort?</p>
<p>Purdue. I did not see any thing of that sort.</p>
<p>Q. Was there no swelling, or any other signs?</p>
<p>Purdue. No.</p>
<p>Q. But this was a month afterwards?</p>
<p>Purdue. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Would not all these symptoms have disappeared in a month's time?</p>
<p>Purdue. If there was any inflammation or swelling, it would have disappeared in that time. If she had been entered, I should have imagined the passsage would have been much more open than I found it: the passage must have been more open if she had been entered by a man.</p>
<p>Q. If all the swelling that was occasioned by the force had disappeared, could you form a sufficient judgement, whether she had or not been known by a man?</p>
<p>Purdue. To the best of my judgment I think she had never been defiled: the hymen, as I said before, which is the test of virginity, was most intire.</p>
<p>Q. It must be a complete month between the act done and your inspection: you have heard the act. Might the swellings and the appearances of force have disappeared in that time?</p>
<p>Purdue. I should think it might; I should think she never could have been penetrated by any man: the discharge was quite a vicid: when I saw it, it had the appearance of the fluor albus, not of the venereal infection. I am certain there had been no laceration from the beginning, for if there had there must have been some mark.</p>
<p>Q. Is the fluor albus incident to all ages of the female sex?</p>
<p>Purdue. Yes, more or less.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-39-person293" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner three years; he was quartered upon me a years; he behaved very well: he is a married man.</p>
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<p>Mr. Fordyce. In August last, the last Tuesday in the month, save one, coming from my house at Roehampton to London, between eight and nine at night, my coach was stopped: I saw three, my servants told me there were
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050026"/> six or seven of them; they desired to have our money; I saw two on one side of the coach and one on the other.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take notice of their persons?</p>
<p>Fordyce. It was between light and dark, I could not see them distinctly; I delivered my money, so did my wife; I gave them, I believe, seven or eight guineas; they afterwards demanded my watch; my wife and I both gave our watches.</p>
<p>Q. Did they produce any fire arms, or any thing of that kind?</p>
<p>Fordyce. There were three pistols in the coach at one time; they put a pistol to my head, and another to my wife, the third pistol was pointed to a gentleman sitting on the other side of the coach.</p>
<p>Q. What became of them then?</p>
<p>Fordyce. They went away precipitately.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any pursuit after them?</p>
<p>Fordyce. No.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard of your watch again?</p>
<p>Fordyce. I have never seen it since.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen your wife's watch?</p>
<p>Fordyce. Lady Margaret (my wife) was robbed of her money and watch, and some things hanging to the watch at the same time; that watch I have seen, since it was sold to a watchmaker of credit open Ludgate-hill: I have seen one of the rings that was fixed to Lady Margaret's watch; I don't know the number of the watch, but I know the watch, it is a gold repeater; it was made by my particular directions: I saw the prisoners at Sir
<persName id="t17701205-40-person301"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17701205-40-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's. I thought Clark was one of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did Clark say any thing about the ring or watch?</p>
<p>Fordyce. Sir John asked me whether I thought I knew the man; I said I had been robbed by a man very much resembling Clark, and dressed much as he was at that time: the prisoner Clark has a particular face, * and I thought I recollected him to be one of those men that robbed me. I would not speak positively where the life of a fellow creature is at stake. I believe he is the man.</p>
<p>* Clark is cross eyed.</p>
<p>Q. From Defoe. Do you think either of us robbed you?</p>
<p>Fordyce. I apprehend, my lord, I have given an answer to that question; if I speak again I am afraid it will be stronger.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-40-person302"> William Plumley
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<interp inst="t17701205-40-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watch-maker, and keep a goldsmith's shop on Ludgate-hill.</p>
<p>Q. Have you a gold watch in your possession that is claimed by Mr. Fordyce?</p>
<p>Plumley. I have (produces it.)</p>
<p>Fordyce. This is the watch my wife was robbed of.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by that watch?</p>
<p>Plumley. I bought it in my shop, of a person whose name I find is Grindal.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Plumley. I don't know; he had then the appearance of a gentleman; he said it was his own property. I bought it on the first or second of October, either Monday or Tuesday; I believe Monday.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of either of the prisoners?</p>
<p>Plumley. No.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give for the watch?</p>
<p>Plumley. I gave him eighteen pounds; he bought a pair of silver spots of me at the same time, for which I think he gave me two guineas.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-40-person303"> Thomas Grindal
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<interp inst="t17701205-40-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a jeweller; I bought this watch of the prisoner Clark, the joint property of him, of Defoe, and one Jones, not taken, Clark was alone.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you say the joint property of them?</p>
<p>Grindal. They told me it belonged to the three.</p>
<p>Q. What business did they follow?</p>
<p>Grindal. I can't say.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know them before?</p>
<p>Grindal. Yes, sometime; about eighteen months I suppose.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know them to be partners?</p>
<p>Grindal. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never buy rings of them?</p>
<p>Grindal. No.</p>
<p>Q. You had dealt with them before?</p>
<p>Grindal. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Generally bought watches and jewels, and such things?</p>
<p>Grindal. Watches only.</p>
<p>Q. You generally bought such things as might have been obtained upon Finchly Common and Hounslow Heath, and such places?</p>
<p>Grindal. They did not tell me any thing.</p>
<p>Q. But you had a shewd guess, master Grindal, I suppose?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050027"/>Grindal. I did not guess any thing about it; I had seen this watch before.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you give for it?</p>
<p>Grindal. Ten guineas.</p>
<p>Mr. Plumley. He bought it with a gold chain to it, and gave ten guineas for the watch and chain.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a gold chain to it?</p>
<p>Grindal. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. To Mr. Plumley. Have you seen the gold chain?</p>
<p>Plumley. No, it came out before Sir
<persName id="t17701205-40-person304"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17701205-40-person304" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17701205-40-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He said he sold it to a refiner for about three pound.</p>
<p>Defoe. I used to see Grindal at the coffee-house in Johnson's Court, Charing Cross: I never had any other acquaintance with him, but seeing him once at a Billiard-table. I know nothing of him.</p>
<p>- Dwellihouse. I am a watch-maker; I sold this watch to Mr. Fordyce.</p>
<p>Q. Did you sell a gold chain with it?</p>
<p>Dwellihouse. No.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-40-person305"> Edward Holt
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<interp inst="t17701205-40-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Q. Did either of the prisoners pawn any thing with you?</p>
<p>Holt. No; one
<persName id="t17701205-40-person306"> Ann Powell
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<p>Mr. Fordyce. This ring was at Lady Margaret's watch.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-40-person307"> Elizabeth Vine
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<interp inst="t17701205-40-person307" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I had a ring in my possession when Clark was in prison before: Clark and Defoe gave it my husband; my husband was their assistant; my husband often lent them money; it has been the parting of him and me.</p>
<p>Court. Look at that ring; was it ever in your custody?</p>
<p>Vine. It was in my pocket eleven days; my husband gave me that and a red ring.</p>
<p>Q. Did you pawn it?</p>
<p>Vine. No, one
<persName id="t17701205-40-person308"> Bett Powell
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<persName id="t17701205-40-person309"> James Stamford
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<interp inst="t17701205-40-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am cook and clerk of the kitchen to several noblemen; the prisoners, being in company with me, produced two rings; questions were asked them how they came by them; they did not scruple to declare that they robbed Mr. Fordyce of them: they were both in company together; one of them wore one ring, the other wore the other ring; one was a large cornelian; they shewed me them to appoint a value.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you known these people before?</p>
<p>Stamford. About a year and a half.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Stamford. At Marylebone, at a private house where they dined. I asked them how they came by them; they said upon the road. Mr. Fordyce's robbery had been mentioned in the papers. I asked them from whom they got the rings.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Stamford. I believe in August.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first give any account of this?</p>
<p>Stamford. About seven weeks ago, before Sir
<persName id="t17701205-40-person310"> John Fielding
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<p>Q. How come you to be there?</p>
<p>Stamford. I was taken out of a house where girls at the town used to live, and was chiefly inhabited by them. Clark was taken at that time, but he was acquainted of that charge: Clark and Defoe were afterwards apprehended, then I appeared against them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lodge at that house?</p>
<p>Stamford. No, I did not; but I was there about ten or eleven days.</p>
<p>Court. It seems petty extraordinary that they should talk so plainly and openly of a highway robbery?</p>
<p>Q. From Defoe. What day of the month was it we shewed you the rings.</p>
<p>Stamford. I can't tell the day of the month.</p>
<p>Q. To Vine. Did you ever hear the prisoners talk of this robbery?</p>
<p>Vine. They made a common practice of robbing; they got their bread by it; they talked of their robberies; I can't say particularly as to this robbery.</p>
<p>Q. To Stamford. Was it before or after the robbery of Mr. Fordyce, that they talked in this manner to you?</p>
<p>Stamford. It was sometime after, it was not advertised; it was in a paragraph.</p>
<persName id="t17701205-40-person311"> Richard Band
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<interp inst="t17701205-40-person311" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Clerk to Sir
<persName id="t17701205-40-person312"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17701205-40-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; here is a pawn-broker's duplicate that I found in Defoe's pocket (producing it) it is read, 30th October 1770, three shillings and twopence half-penny, stone ring,
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<p>Holt. This is the duplicate I gave upon taking in the ring to pledge.</p>
<p>Bond. I found this box in Defoe's pocket (producing a small snuff-box) with gun-powder in it.</p>
<p>Defoe's Defence.</p>
<p>The robbery we are charged with we know nothing of, nor the parties, no farther than being acquainted with them at the coffee-house;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050028"/> as to acquaintance with Grindal, we know very little of him, we know no more of him than passing the time of day with him; to up the acquaintance with them both, it can't amount to six-pence. I have two witnesses in the country to prove we were both, in the country together at the time of this robbery. Grindal has been tried twice here for forgery, * and once at Huntingdon.</p>
<p>* See No. 114. in Mr. Alderman Turner's mayoralty.</p>
<p>Clark's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in the country sometime with Mr. Defoe.</p>
<p>Q. To Stamford. Did you see the prisoners about at the time the robbery was committed?</p>
<p>Stamford. Yes, both before and after the robbery; they went to Oxford on account of a rumour against them.</p>
<p>There was another indictment against them for a high-way robbery.</p>
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<p>42. (M.)
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<p>Second Court charges him with traiterously having in his possession a certain dye, impressed with the figure stamp, resemblance and simulitude of the head side of a shilling.</p>
<p>Third Court charges him with traiterously having in his possession a certain mould, upon which was stamped, &c. the resemblance of the head side of a shilling.</p>
<p>Fourth Court charges him with traiterously having in his possession a certain mould of iron, upon which was impressed a head side of a shilling, without any lawful authority, or sufficient excuse,
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<interp inst="t17701205-41-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a shoemaker.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember going any time last summer to the house at Hoxton belonging to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Bond. I went there to search the house for some stolen goods that were taken out of Mr. Scott's house where I live.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it?</p>
<p>Bond. The 6th of October.</p>
<p>Q. What led you to go to the prisoner's house?</p>
<p>Bond. We had a suspicion of this rang the bell, a little girl came and opened door; as soon as the door was opened. the prisoner's, wife; I said to Mr. Halliburton we are very right. I believe: Mr. Halliburton and Scott were just behind me; they went the room and told Mrs. Lee they had a warrant to search her house; she said, very With this, Mr. Lee, who was at the other end of the second room, looked to see who it was he said, Very well, and made a run to garden; Halliburton pursued him and brought him back. When he was brought back, an made a spring to the fore door, and got upon the first stair; I brought him back again. Mr. Scott assisted me, we had a struggle for about ten minutes I believe. At last we got the better of him, and tied his hands; then I staid with the prisoner whilst Halliburton searched the house: they went down into the cellar and brought up this engine and these two dyes (produced in court.) Halliburton searched the prisoner's wife and found a bad half crown and shilling upon her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-41-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I searched this house along with the last witness. We found the engine fixed upon a square piece of timber, tied upon a post, about two foot over, and the square piece of timber was fixed upon that, the large fly was upon it.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find these?</p>
<p>Halliburton. In a back cellar.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing else there?</p>
<p>Halliburton. There were many other things which they call dies and dabs and bolsters; I am unacquainted with that trade: here is some sort of metal that I found which has been stamped, and here is a great deal of solder (producing it.) I found this bad shilling.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any other engines found?</p>
<p>Halliburton. There was a small one which is here also (producing it.) The prisoner said the things belonged to one Lewis and were not his property.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. I believe these dabs and bolsters were in the cellar?</p>
<p>Halliburton. I cannot take upon me to say.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell where you found the dabs and bolsters?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177012050029"/>Halliburton. I cannot tell whether they were in the box or in the cellar. These things I was unacquainted with, therefore I took little notice of them; the small engine was all to pieces, we have had it put together since. The die was in the cellar.</p>
<p>Q. What part of it?</p>
<p>Halliburton. I can't tell what part, I did not believe then that it was a die.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find it loose upon the ground, or where?</p>
<p>Halliburton. I cannot tell that: I did not know the use of any of them.</p>
<p>Q. You did not know that it was Lee's house, did you?</p>
<p>Halliburton. I can't tell that he was in the house when I was there.</p>
<p>Q. What was your warrant?</p>
<p>Halliburton. To search No. 2. Mr. Scott had not got the name; they had been there but a few days.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner's trade?</p>
<p>Halliburton. No.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not produce the dies upon the first examination?</p>
<p>Halliburton. I did not know that there were any gentlemen belonging to the Tower there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17701205-41-person318" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lett a house at Hoxton to the prisoner on the 17th September; he went by the name of
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<interp inst="t17701205-41-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to me: I accepted him as my tenant.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the house before?</p>
<p>Tither. One Mr. Darris.</p>
<p>Q. Where does this house stand?</p>
<p>Tither. At Hoxton, opposite the alms houses, it is No. 2. I have three houses together; here is the agreement with the prisoner for the house (producing it.)</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner sign that agreement?</p>
<p>Tither. Yes, I saw him sign that name,
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did not the prisoner tell you that Lewis was another person that he acted for?</p>
<p>Tither. No, he said he heard I had a house to lett, and we agreed for it; I never heard of any body but himself.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not go and enquire the character of Lewis, according to his direction?</p>
<p>Tither. Yes, of a person, I believe, that took him for Lewis; it was at a jewellers, where he said he had lodged twelve months; they said they knew such a man and his wife very well, and that he did lodge there; he took upon him the name of
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<p>- Darris. I lived in the house twelve months; I rented it of the last witness; I quitted it on the 28th September, for Michaelmas quarter.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how long it was before the prisoner came in?</p>
<p>Darris. He came in the same day I went; I went away sooner than I should have done, that he might come in.</p>
<p>Q. When you quitted the house, were any of these instruments in the house?</p>
<p>Darris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing in the back cellar?</p>
<p>Darris. There was nothing there but an empty barrel.</p>
<p>Q. To Mrs. Tither. When had the prisoner the key delivered to him?</p>
<p>Tither. I believe on quarter day; I believe it was the day the last witness went away. I sent the key for him to the place where I had enquired his character.</p>
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