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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177104100001"/>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 10th, Thursday the 11th, Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th, and Monday the 15th of April, 1771.
<p>In the Eleventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fourth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable BRASS CROSBY, Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>Sold by J. COOKE, No. 17, in PATER-NOSTER ROW.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177104100002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable BRASS CROSBY, Esquire, Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Sir
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<p>N. B. The *, +, ++, refer to the Judges by whom the Prisoners were tried.</p>
<persName id="f17710410-1-person4"> London, M.
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<p>1st London Jury.</p>
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<p>2d London Jury.</p>
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<p>1st Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>2d Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went and asked Mr. Franco if he wanted any lemons. I saw a man stand at the gate with the two hats in his hand; he asked me to buy them: I took them to sell. This woman afterwards told me they were stolen. I told the man I would have nothing to do with them; I bid him carry them back. He went to carry them back; Mr. Franco ran after him; he got off; and Mr. Franco took hold of me.</p>
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<p>Q. from the Prisoner. Was any body in the shop, after me, before you missed it?</p>
<p>Davis. No; I was an hour and an half before I found her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went into Mr. Davis's to pawn a bed gown for one shilling and six-pence. I went to buy some meat for my four children. I went to a public house; he sent for me out, and said his wife wanted me. I went home with him: then he charged me with stealing the gown. I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-2-person72"> Elizabeth Sunderland
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<p>Q. How many children has she got?</p>
<p>Sunderland. I don't know of any; it is a year ago since she lived with me.</p>
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<p>Q. Has she any children?</p>
<p>George. Yes; four.</p>
<p>Q. How came the last woman not to know that?</p>
<p>George. They were out, I suppose.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure she has any children?</p>
<p>George. Yes; very sure.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know what family she has?</p>
<p>Kennedy. I have heard her talk of her children, but I never saw them.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Smith. I lodged at Mr. Orme's. I came home about four o'clock. I went up stairs, and brought a candle to Mrs. Spicers, I knocked at her door, and asked to light it; I wanted to light my fire. The prisoner opened the door; I asked him to light my candle; he gave it to another man in the room. He blowed at the fire, and endeavoured to light some paper, but could not. I asked them for my candle again; they were some time before they gave it me. I said I would go down stairs and light it. I went up and locked my own door, and then went down stairs: When I came to the door, the prisoner was shutting-to the door; he held it against me; he was on the outside. I pulled it open at last, and passed by him. I went into Mrs. Macaulays room, and asked to light my candle. In about twenty minutes, Mrs Barns brought the prisoner into the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say any thing about his having been in the room?</p>
<p>Smith. Not then. Whilst I stood at the door, I saw the prisoner, and the other man, pass by: I said they were the two men that I saw in the room. One Mrs. Barnes ran out after them, and brought back the prisoner. The other got away.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutrix. Was the lock broke?</p>
<p>Spicer. No.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to ask for one Mrs. Jones, a washerwoman; the woman said she was not there. I was looking up and down the street to find her, and a woman brought me back and detained me.</p>
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<p>235. (1st M.)
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<interp inst="t17710410-4-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a chimney-sweeper. The prisoner and I, and one Llewellyn, went out a-robbing one night, rather in the morning. The robbery was committed between four and five o'clock. They came to my lodgings and called me up, I lodge in Aldersgate-street. We went together with an intention to rob. There was no particular place mentioned. We went up to St. George's, Hanover-square. We made one attempt, but we declined it. Then we went to Mr. Carter's house.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any notice of that?</p>
<p>Murray. No. I opened the area gate with a chissel; Llewellyn and I went down; Murphy staid in the street. I lifted up the window sash, and Llewellyn helped me to force open the shutters, I believe with our hands. I went in and struck a light: Llewellyn came in, and we first found a silver bowl, then a pair of candlesticks, then seven tea spoons; then we forced open the back kitchen, and took some things out of a cupboard. We went home. When we came up the prisoner was standing five or six doors off. Llewellyn took the things away, and the next morning brought me my money. He said he had paid the prisoner his share. I had four guineas, or four pounds, I can't say which. I think he said he sold it to one
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing about it. I know nothing of Murray; but only I was drinking in a house where he was one night; they said that was Murray. I said, What that Murray that has been evidence against, and hanged so many men? They said, Yes. I suppose it was out of spight for that, that he has accused me of this.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17710410-5-off23 t17710410-5-crimeloc27"/>. Last Thursday evening, between six and seven o'clock, I had brought up the goods mentioned in the indictment, into my own room; I turned the key of the door. I went down, afterwards, into the cellar. I heard the cry of Stop thief! Mrs. Dunbar's clothes! I came up stairs, and saw them stop the prisoner. I saw the goods in a basket in the passage.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-5-person99" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was going over to Mrs. Dunbar's, between six and seven o'clock in the evening; I met the prisoner, and another man, with the basket; one had one handle, the other the other handle; the basket had wet linen in it; they were coming out of Mrs. Dunbar's doors. I looked up in the prisoner's face, and said, What do you do with them clothes? He made no answer. I called out, and collared him. The prisoner was just out at the door. I gave a stroke at the basket, and it dropped. The other dragged me two yards: I hollowed out, Stop thief! The other ran away. My husband came down, and asked me where the clothes were. The prisoner ran up the court, and then stripped himself. I am sure he is the man. My husband and Mr. Winder went up the court; the prisoner was coming back again.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177104100006"/> I said, That is the man. They laid hold of him. The court is not a thoroughfare.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-5-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My wife cried out, Stop thief. I ran up the court. I saw him in his shirt, without a hat; his blue jacket lay upon the ground near the wall, and his hat lay at a door: I took him there: I brought him up the court. Mrs. Bevistock said she was sure he was the man. There was no other man in the court. I had hold of his left arm when Mrs. Bevistock spoke to her husband to take care of him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>They asked me if I was the person; I said' No. Then the woman said she saw me have the basket.</p>
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<p>237. (1st M.)
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<interp inst="t17710410-6-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the twenty-third of February, about twelve at night, I met the prisoner in Holborn; she picked me up; I was going to see a friend: it was near the Bull and Gate. She took me to a house of bad fame in
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<p>Q. Did you see any other woman in the house?</p>
<p>Foreman. Yes; two or three: there was another bed in the room we were in; a man and a woman laid in that.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose those were not women of the first character, but of the same stamp yours were of?</p>
<p>Foreman. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first miss your watch and money?</p>
<p>Foreman. About six or seven in the morning; it was day light. On the fifteenth of March, I found the prisoner in a house in Drury-lane; she owned the whole fact to me and the watchman; the watchman is not here.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing to her to induce her to make that acknowledgment? Did you promise her any favour?</p>
<p>Foreman. Yes, I told her I did not want to prosecute her: then she confessed it.</p>
<p>Court. The whole of the evidence depends upon her confession, made under a promise of favour, which cannot be allowed.</p>
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<p>238. (1st M.)
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<p>239. 240. (1st M.)
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<p>241. (1st L.)
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<persName id="t17710410-9-person120"> Peter White
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17710410-9-defend117 t17710410-9-deflabel47"/> a year and three quarters. I suspected some of my servants robbed me. I marked five shillings in half-pence, eight shillings in silver, two half guineas, and one quarter, by filing the edges. I had some suspicion of the prisoner. I ordered the other servants to go up to dinner and leave him in the shop. There were eight shillings in another till, and two half guineas, and a quarter: when I came down from dinner I sent him up, and found sixteen-pence deficient: I called him down; the rest of the servants were come down from dinner. I desired they would pull their money out of their pockets; the prisoner pulled out some, and said that was all he had; I shook his coat pocket, and said, There is half-pence in your coat pocket: my brother put his hand in his pocket and pulled out some half-pence, which were marked: he denied that they were my half-pence: they corresponded with the others exactly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-9-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present. My brother marked some money. He came and told me
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177104100007"/> he missed about sixteen pence. He desired I would go over and see him searched. I went over to his shop: he desired the prisoner to pull out what money he had: he said he had very little or none: it did not appear indeed that he had much in his breeches pocket: my brother touched his coat pocket and said it rattled: my brother put his hands into his pocket, and pulled out two or three; I put my hand in, and found about eight pennyworth. I asked him how he came by them; he said he did not know, he had had them a good while. About twelve penny-worth were marked.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. Are you satisfied that the money found in the prisoner's pocket was what you had put in the till?</p>
<p>White. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. from the Jury. Had you paid any of that marked money away.</p>
<p>White. No; I gave my servants orders not to add or diminish, so they paid sometimes out of their own pockets. I marked three or four together, and the file did not touch all alike.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had them in change in the city on the first of March, and had had them in my pocket all the time.</p>
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<p>242, 243. (1st L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17710410-10-off57 t17710410-10-crimeloc53"/>. I had my house broke open between the hours of one and three in the morning, on the 27th of February: they got over a wall, and took out a pane of glass, and broke in; they took thirty or forty shillings in half-pence, and a pair of shoe and knee-buckles: the till and the money were taken away: the pawn-broker is here with whom they were pawned.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-10-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawn-broker. The prisoner Dawson, on the twenty-third of February, about six in the evening, brought me the buckles; he asked eight shillings: he came back in half an hour, and asked me to buy them; I said I had enough to sell, and refused buying them: he staid in the shop two minute, I believe; his coming back to offer to sell them, made me take particular notice of him. I am certain he is the man. I saw him again before the alderman on the Monday, I believe; know nothing of Davis.</p>
<p>Dawson's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought the buckles of a young man at the Magpie in the Fleet-market: I had not money enough; he said I might pawn them, and that would make up the money to pay him.</p>
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<p>244. (1st L.)
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<interp inst="t17710410-11-person138" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Yesterday I met this woman coming out of my shop with a bundle under her arm; I let her pass: afterwards I thought she might have something of mine. I followed her, and asked her what she wanted; she said she wanted a piece of cloth; I turned her cloak back, and saw a piece of my cotton, I know it by the pattern, it is my own pattern (produces it.) She begged I would not prosecute her. It was taken from a pile just within the door.</p>
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<p>I went to buy a bit of cloth; nobody was there to answer me. I did take it to be sure.</p>
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<p>245. (1st L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17710410-12-off66 t17710410-12-crimeloc68"/>, and make these sort of cases; the prisoner came into my shop on the first of March, and desired to see a six-penny penknife; we agreed
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<p>246. (1st L.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17710410-13-victim148 t17710410-13-viclabel73"/> in Doctors-Commons. On the second of March about eight o'clock at night, I was walking along
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17710410-13-off71 t17710410-13-crimeloc74"/> with a napkin of my master's in my pocket; the prisoner followed me; I saw him put his hand in my pocket; I seized him with the napkin in his hand; he threw it down immediately.</p>
<p>Two other witnesses deposed to his confessing the fact.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It is my first fact.</p>
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<p>247. (1st L.)
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<interp inst="t17710410-14-off78" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pettyLarceny"/> stealing a linen handkerchief, value 2 d. </rs> the property of
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>248. (1st M.)
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<p>249. (1st M.)
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<p>250. (1st M.)
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<p>- Bootle. The prisoner came into my house; he told me he had a spoon to sell, and produced this spoon: he asked fifteen shillings for it; he said it was worth twenty-five; then he said it was worth twenty-three shillings; then he said it was worth a guinea. I got a stick in order to be able to master him if he made any resistance. Then I examined him again; I asked him how he came by it; he said he had a brother a butcher; that he went to him for some money, that he would give him none, therefore he took away the spoon: I seized him and cut down his breeches to prevent his making his escape. I told him I would carry him before a magistrate; then he declared he had taken it from the next publick house. I carried him down to Mr. Harnan; he owned the spoon.</p>
<p>(The spoon produced and deposed to by the Prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a day labouring man. I found this spoon amongst some turnep pairings as I was going to Barnet.</p>
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<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>(repeats the things mentioned in the indictment.)</p>
<p>Q. Did you lock the door and take the key with you?</p>
<p>Hogshaw. I locked it and left the key at Mr. Burrel's the butcher. The cloaths were in the drawers; some of the things were on the beds; the women's apparel were my own before, the rest was left me by Mr. Sibber.</p>
<p>Q. from Lowe, Who lives in this house now?</p>
<p>Hogshaw. An officer. Mr. Sibber was an officer; I let it at Christmas.</p>
<p>Q. from Moody. Whether you ever saw us lurking about your house?</p>
<p>Hogshaw. I never saw any of you before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-23-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in Moorfields. I was beating my hour about 3 o'clock on a Tuesday morning in November, the latter end of the month; when I had walked about thirty yards from my stand I saw three men coming with three large bundles; I clapp'd hold of the first man's bundle, and insisted upon knowing what he had got there; he attempted to pull it away; at last he let it go; I turned round to see if the other two were coming upon me; they sheered off. I threw that bundle over the wall; and then I followed the other two; I left that man to secure the other two; I stuck between the posts; the second man dropped his bundle within a few yards of the next stand to mine; then I followed the third man as close as I could across Moorfields: there were several things dropped out as he went along; I did not attend to them but pursued him, and called out to Finsbury watchmen, but they did not come time enough, and the man got off. I kept the things three days, and then advertised them. Mrs. Hogshaw claimed them; she came to the Three Compasses in King-street, and sent for me; I carried the goods to her and she owned them; these are the goods.</p>
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<p>Court. Here is not a circumstance against either of these prisoners but the evidence of the accomplice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-25-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I ordered them to be in the piedement; it is a building we call a temple, at the bottom of the garden adjoining to the landing place; as soon as I was informed of the robbery I ordered the door to be locked that it might not get out that we had discovered the robbery. I caused a ladder they left behind to be carried down to Mill-bank; I went first to Sir
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<interp inst="t17710410-25-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and had an advertisement inserted in the paper with a reward of five guineas, but it did not answer the end. On Saturday going down Millbank with Mr. Beach he was called to, and told that one of the men belonged to Blackfriars. I sent one of the men to enquire after him; we discovered the prisoner's lodgings in Bear-lane; we got a search warrant and went to his lodgings; his landlady denied his being at home; we found him in bed in a two pair of stairs room, about eleven o'clock in the morning; the door was open; I waited whilst he dressed himself; he pleaded his innocence. I asked him when he had been at Chelsea, for his innocence would greatly depend upon that; he said he had not been at Chelsea for seven weeks; the officer shewed him the warrant; he said he did not know that he had done any thing wrong, and was very ready to go before the magistrate. I sent to Chelsea for
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<persName id="t17710410-25-person228"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17710410-25-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; they declared the prisoner was one of the men that was at the Swan and Fox hounds at Chelsea on Monday the eleventh of March, in company with two other men; he still denied before Sir John that he had not been at Chelsea for seven weeks.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner appear to be lame?</p>
<p>Jones. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-25-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waiter at Ranelagh. Mr. Jones set me and another man on the fourteenth of March to watch in the gardens; we were set about eight o'clock at night; we were concealed in a little place at the top of the temple.</p>
<p>Q. A large building?</p>
<p>Hearnshaw. About eight foot high;
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<interp inst="t17710410-25-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was with me. About two o'clock, by the college clock, three men came a-top of the building by a ladder; the prisoner was one; when they first came a-top of the house, one of them passed where we were concealed, to listen, I suppose, if any body was watching; then he came up again; and they began working, cutting, and ripping the lead five or six minutes I believe; then I got out with the blunderbuss a-top of the house. I had no sooner got out but the prisoner came up to me with a knife, and was going to make a blow at me with his knife; he was within a yard of me; I told him if he did not stand I would shoot him; he still advanced; I was afraid of taking his life; I fired at his legs in order to disable him, that I might take him; he was about two yards from the edge of the house; there is a little wall about two foot above the leads; he threw himself head foremost over there; which is about eighteen foot high; the other men throwed themselves over in the same manner. I looked at this Boyce; he tried to get up and could not; I ran down to secure him; they had locked the door that I could not get out till he had got up.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain he is one of the men? you say it was rather cloudy?</p>
<p>Hearnshaw. There was nothing to obstruct my view of him; and by the people we were informed the man lived near Black-friars Bridge. I went on Sunday by Mr. Jones's direction to find him out; by the description I gave of him the people told me his name, and the publick house that he used. I went and told Mr. Jones of it; we got a warrant on Monday, and went to his house; he was denied; we got up stairs; he was in bed; I said he was the man we wanted; he was asked about being at Chelsea, he said he had not been there for seven weeks; he said the same before Sir
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<p>Hearnshaw. Yes.</p>
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<p>Richard Beach. I went with Mr. Jones and these men to take the prisoner; he was in bed; they had spoke of him as being wounded; when he got up he did not appear to be wounded in the least; and from that I begg'd they would not be too positive; Hernshaw spoke positively of him as soon as he came into the room that he was the man; Holmes was not quite so positive; I desired them not to be positive; the man said so positively that he had not been at Chelsea that I was afraid they were mistaken; therefore they did not speak so positive before the justice.</p>
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<persName id="t17710410-25-person234"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17710410-25-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; I picked the prisoner out of a number of people, and said he was the man that was at our house. I said he was the man to the best of my opinion.</p>
<p>Q. Do you swear positively, or to the best of your belief, that he is the man that was at your house?</p>
<p>Shaw. Positively.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-25-person235"> James Callo
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<interp inst="t17710410-25-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Fox and Hounds, opposite the Swan Walk, Chelsea. The prisoner came to my house, in company with two other men, about four o'clock, on the eleventh of March, and staid till almost nine; they called for a pot of beer, and one of them went out to fetch some bread and cheese. The prisoner went out: he returned again, and said it was not flood. I said, How far are you going? They said, To Westminster. I said it was an odd thing to come against the tide, and go back against the tide. The prisoner said, We come against tide, and we will go back against tide. The other two men said it is cold, we will walk. One, I think the prisoner, said, Masters don't go without me: I would rather carry you for nothing than go without you.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I don't deny this. I said I had not been there for seven weeks, till Monday.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Jones. Is that the case?</p>
<p>Jones. No; he said he had not been there at all for seven weeks.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of Boyce's coming home on the twentieth?</p>
<p>Cook. I can't be positive. I go to bed very early. I heard him between ten and eleven o'clock the next morning: I heard him limp as he went up; and I heard him sigh.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>When I carried these people up it was very cold; we had some purl and some hot; I drank with them. They went down to the Swan afterwards, and gave me some rum. I landed them at Westminster bridge, just before nine o'clock: I was, at nine, at Mr. Smith's, drinking a pint of beer and smoaking a pipe. The reason I was lame, was, I had had a needle in my leg fourteen years, which is worked out now.</p>
<p>Court. It is Tuesday night, the fourteenth of March, you are charged with ripping the lead.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was at home that night, at work; Mrs. Cook knows it very well.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember where the prisoner was the fourteenth of March?</p>
<p>Cook. I gave him the key about seven o'clock: I went to bed between eight and nine.</p>
<p>Q. What key?</p>
<p>Cook. The key of his chamber door.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the key of the outer door?</p>
<p>Cook. The street door was left unlocked.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether he went out after this or not?</p>
<p>Cook. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether he was at home all night or not?</p>
<p>Cook. I can't tell. He said he would carry the key to his wife, because we might be in bed before he came home.</p>
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<p>Mr. Jones. He said, before Sir
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<p>Q. to Cook. Did you observe him lame?</p>
<p>Cook. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-25-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner these eight years. He has a good character. I lived servant at major Wade's, he has been often there: I never missed any thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-26-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the upper end of Bunhill-row, and work in Petticoat-lane. On the twenty-fifth of March, I left my work a few minutes after seven. Going home, I saw Levi and another man walking together: I saw one of them walk up to the window; and, looking through the glass, he left the window and went into the shop. I saw the other man stand as if he was holding the door open. I walked on till I came to Stony-lane. About twenty yards off, I saw Levi receive one drawer covered with paper, the other man took another drawer. Levi ran down the lane, the young man that was with him came up towards me; the other two that were with them walked soberly on. I saw Levi receive the first drawer. When I saw the other two follow Levi, I turned about, and was going home: A man came by me in a great hurry, and asked a gentleman if he had seen any body with some drawers; I said, Yes, master; one is gone up this lane, another down. I went home. I did not hear the gentleman say he was robbed. The next morning, when I went to work, I told my master I saw a man take some drawers out of the prosecutor's shop. My master said he was robbed of an hundred pounds worth of goods. I told him I knew the man. I had taken off a lock to mend for him, in Marlborough-court. My master took me over to Mr. Routh. I went to a public house that same day, with one Brabroke and some more men, to the Red-lion: Levi came in. I said, That is the man; lay hold of him.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you saw a drawer, covered with paper, received by Levi?</p>
<p>Routh. Yes; I knew him very well. Sometimes he wore an apron like a porter; at other times he would have a bit of cane like a bailiff's follower.</p>
<p>Q. from the Prisoner. Why did you not stop me when the man came out of the shop? Why not stop me, or give notice?</p>
<p>Homan. Seeing the other parties go along so peaceably, I thought no harm had been done.</p>
<p>Q. from the Jury. Did you know the man that gave him these things?</p>
<p>Homan. I know the gang: there is a sad gang of them.</p>
<p>Q. Was the other man a Jew?</p>
<p>Homan. They are all four Jews; I have seen them many times.</p>
<p>Q. What house was they at?</p>
<p>Homan. A bad house; it has been indicted several times.</p>
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<p>Homan. He slash'd away, and never seemed to do any thing for a living.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had carried a load that day, and strained my back. I went home to my lodgings; Mrs. Marks got something for my back; and never went out again that evening.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. How does he get his living?</p>
<p>Jones. Portering. He lodges at one Mrs. Mark's, in Petticoat-lane, not far from where I live; that is, in Marlborough-court.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where this man was the night the garters were stole?</p>
<p>Jones. At his lodgings. I nursed Mrs. Mark's child. I went there for money, about three in the afternoon, on Monday; next Monday come fortnight: I staid there till above a quarter after eight. I went home to put the child to bed.</p>
<p>Q. You went to Mrs. Mark's?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. But he does not live with Mrs. Marks?</p>
<p>Jones. He was in her room.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he come in?</p>
<p>Jones. Between three and four. He said he had hurt his back by carrying a load. He laid down upon Mrs. Marks's bed. He desired her to buy some fish for supper. A woman who sells fish, and lives in the court, brought some. Mrs. Marks called the woman.</p>
<p>Q. What did they pay for it?</p>
<p>Jones. I cannot tell. I went home about a quarter after eight. He never went out of the room whilst I was there. He walked about, smoaking his pipe.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any liquor?</p>
<p>Jones. Only one pint of beer, which Mrs. Marks fetched. She gave me a shilling; she said she had no more. I went next morning to fetch a boiler I had lent her, then I heard the prisoner was taken up. I did not go before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Bowman?</p>
<p>Jones. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was the room in which you found him, the room in which he lodged?</p>
<p>Jones. I can't say: I have seen him there when I have been for money.</p>
<p>Q. When did this happen?</p>
<p>Jones. A fortnight, next Monday.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure of that?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was it on Monday?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Last Monday?</p>
<p>Jones. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the Monday before last?</p>
<p>Jones. It is a fortnight next Monday. I was there on Monday, he was taken up next day.</p>
<p>Q. If it had happened on Lady-day, you would have known it?</p>
<p>Jones. It was not Lady-day. I think it is a fortnight ago, but cannot be sure.</p>
<p>Q. What was due to you when you received this shilling?</p>
<p>Jones. She pays me four shillings a week; there were fourteen shillings due then.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-26-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner nine or ten years. He lodged with me about nine or ten years. He is an industrious man. He left my house about three or four months ago.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Simons. In Duke's place.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where he went to live afterwards?</p>
<p>Simons. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Mrs. Marks?</p>
<p>Simons. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know Mrs. Marks?</p>
<p>Simons. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person277" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a maid servant; I live in the house. I remember, particularly, this sash in the back room being shut down; and, in the afternoon, the lower shutters were shut to and the curtains of the room let down likewise. I was in the room again between seven and eight in the evening; at that time I did not look particularly at the sash, but the curtains were still hanging down in the same situation as when I saw it at three in the afternoon. I lie in the fore garret of that house. I was waked, about two in the morning, with a noise upon the stairs. I got up, looked down the bannisters, saw a light, and heard strange voices, but saw nobody; then withdrew into my own room, and locked the door; drew up the sash of my own window, and looked out for the watchmen. As I saw a watchman coming, I called to him, and gave him an alarm of thieves being in the house. Soon after, three more watchmen came to the door: I bid them knock and ring at the door as hard as they could. I kept looking out at the window till the man-servant came out of the house door into the street: he assured me I was safe. Then I came down stairs out of my room. I went first into my mistress's room, presently afterwards into the breakfast room. I saw at that time the sash up, and the shutters put back which were shut-to at three in the afternoon. In my mistress's room I observed the drawers had been all pulled out, and the things were thrown about the room out of the drawers. I saw some bundles tied up in the man's bed room below: there was standing a pair of candlesticks and a soup ladle; I know the candlesticks were, over night, in my mistress's room: also a pair of ear-rings of my mistress's, lost out of a drawer in a wash stand up two pair of stairs and two pair of paste buckles in some other drawer: as to the bundle that was found in the man's room in the morning, it was tied up in a particular handkerchief.</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember being in the room you call the breakfast room, the day before you was robbed?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. Yes; they took me out of bed about twelve, to make it: I was there till about three. They let the curtains down to keep the light out of my eyes. The window-curtains were drawn, and the window was shut to. I went to bed again. I was first awaked by a great light and noise in my room. Mrs. Bellamy was in bed with me. I asked who they were; they said, if I spoke a word, they would murder me. I repeated it; they gave me the same answer. They began to rifle my drawers; and that man, Isaacs, (I mistook him next morning, but recollect him perfectly now) he came to my bed-side with a pistol: I asked him if he meant to murder me; he hesitated a minute before he said, No. I then requested that they would not murder any of my servants. He said No, immediately, to that. He stood by me about seven minutes after we both ceased to speak, with his pistol in his hand. I sat up in my bed, looking at him all that time.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any light?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. I always burn a lamp: there was a great deal of light in the room. I saw through the curtains, which were linen, a great deal of light. Then he
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the curtain to, and left me after he had stood there about seven minutes. I did not see the other two; but all three of them acknowledged, before Justice Welch, that they were in my room.</p>
<p>Q. Did they sign any thing?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was any promise made to any of them? Did they want to be admitted evidences?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. No, Butcher wanted to be
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<p>Q. Was any promise made?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. No.</p>
<p>Q. Nor no threats?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. No.</p>
<p>Q. You said Butcher wanted to be admitted an evidence?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. Yes; the justice said he could not without he made other discoveries; and no other discoveries were made.</p>
<p>Q. What was said to them? and what answer did they make?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. Another man was brought in with him the next morning; Isaacs was so changed with fear, I suppose, he was so pale that I did not know him then; I thought the other man was the man; Butcher said at Mr. Welch's that the other man was innocent; they are the three men that confessed they were there; Butcher said that Isaacs was the man that was at my bedside with the pistol, and not the man that I had at first suspected; they all agreed that the dyer was innocent; and said they left him in the house in Little Suffolk-street, at a green shop; they were taken there; the woman is here I believe; they all said the dyer was innocent; Haines said, that handkerchief which was sealed up was his; it was given to Butcher; Butcher said it was Haines's, and gave it him; Haines said it was his; this handkerchief had a bundle of my things tied up in it.</p>
<p>Q. to
<persName id="t17710410-27-person279"> Mary Read
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person279" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . You said some bundles were tied up when you came down?</p>
<p>Read. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was any thing in a handkerchief?</p>
<p>Read. Yes; in that silk handkerchief just produced there was some gowns and some linen in it; this gown was one: it was over night in the two pair of stairs room; I found it tied up in the ptman's bed room below; I gave the handkerchief to Haines; he said it was his; I asked him if it was his; he said yes.</p>
<p>Q. to the Lady, Did you go into this bedroom?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. Not for some time; I was very ill.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. A silver punch ladle, &c. (repeating the things mentioned in the indictment.)</p>
<p>Q. from Isaacs. Did you not say you never saw me?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. No. About ten in the morning the constable brought them to my house, as he was taking them to the justice. He had the three prisoners and the dyer in custody. Butcher and Haines were first brought in; I said I had never seen them: then this dyer and others, and Isaacs (there is a resemblance between the Jew and this dyer) and the Jew was so frightened and altered, that I did not at first remember him. I said that the dyer was the man that held the pistol, but I recollect the Jew, Isaacs, perfectly well since.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see them afterwards?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. The Thursday following I saw them all there; before I saw the prisoners, Mr. Welch told me that the other three had accused Isaacs, and that he had acknowledged it, and that the dyer was innocent.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say before the justice?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. I recollected when I came to trace the features of Isaacs, I was sure he was the man; he had two rows of white metal buttons on.</p>
<p>Q. His life is now at stake, are you sure he is the man?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. I am positive.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose Mr. Welch had not apprized you that you had fixed on a wrong man, should you have had such a certain knowledge of this man that you should have corrected what you had said?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. I verily believe I should.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. About Ten all the prisoners were brought to your house?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Together with the dyer?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. Yes; he is very much like that man, but he had but one row of white buttons upon his coat, the other had two.</p>
<p>Q. Mr. Welch told you that you was mistaken?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You did not before the justice declare that the dyer was not the man?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. They all said so; Butcher said he was as innocent as a child. Isaacs looked so horrid that he frightened me; and I turned my eyes from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a servant to Capt. Sloper; I live next door to Mrs. Moore's; there was an alarm on the seventeenth of March between two and three o'clock in the morning; I came down and looked out at the fore window; I heard one of the watchmen say, they were got out at the back door and over the wall. I let the watchmen into our house to search our garden; they could find nothing, and went out again. I went into the kitchen; about half an hour after I heard a noise from the back area, I went there; I tried to open the door; I hollowed out, Who are you? a person said, open the door and I will tell you. I did not venture to open the door; I suspected they were the thieves; I sent for the constable and watchmen; they opened the door; and Isaacs was in the area; he said I give myself prisoner; one of the watchmen searched his pocket, and found a little silver salt spoon. They took him away; I shut the doors. About half an hour after that I went into the area, and saw some silver spoons lay under the bottle rack; there was a soup ladle, four silver table spoons, and three cases like buckle cases, with buckles and rings in them: my fellow servant delivered them to Mrs. Moore's servant. I ask'd Isaacs if he left these things in our area; he said, Yes; and said he brought them out of Mrs. Moore's house: I did not hear Butcher or Haines say any thing.</p>
<p>Fisher. I found these things under a bottle rack (producing them ).</p>
<p>Guinnet. These things, all but the cases, I know were Mrs. Moore's.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person281" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . These cases were my mistress's, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. These cases are mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person282" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. On Sunday 17th of March I was the constable of the night. Between two and three there was an alarm of a robbery in South Audley street; I went to Mrs. Moore's house; I saw the one pair of stairs sash open, the footman opened the door; we went through the back parlour into the yard, there we found this pistol loaded, and this chissel lay by it upon the stones (producing them.) An information was brought of a man's being upon the stables; I saw him there, and heard him speak. The watchman fired at him; he was not found. As soon as we got out of the stables, a watchman told me that they had taken one; that was Isaacs. I asked who were his accomplices; he would not confess. I told him it might be better for him to confess; he said, there was him, Haines, Butcher, and Price. I saw him searched; he told me who his confederates were, and said they were to take the things to one
<persName id="t17710410-27-person283"> Ann Bedford
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person283" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's lodgings, in Little Suffolk street, at a green shop. Isaacs said Haines got in first at the window over the door, he followed next; he said he got up the palisadoes, up the lamp iron, and so over the door to the window. We went to Ann Bedford's directly; there was one Maynard the constable and myself. We did not know rightly where the house was; we waited expecting to see them come in. We enquired at a house where the green shop was; he said, next door. I went and got more assistance, and returned again about six o'clock: we went into the one pair of stairs; there was a bedstead, but no bed. In the next room higher were Haines and Butcher with their clothes on. In another room we found Hesket and this dyer, along with Bedford and one Murphey. Another woman was laid down upon the hearth near the fire. I said, These are the men (meaning Haines and Butcher) that we want; you must go with us. They said, they would. When they came to the watch-house, we searched them; there was nothing found upon them.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before the justices?</p>
<p>Wingrove. Yes, I heard Butcher acknowledge that he was there, and that Haines, Price, and this Jew, were with him. Butcher said, if he was by himself, he would tell more; he was by himself at this time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them when they came in?</p>
<p>Wingrove. There was the handkerchief produced; Haines acknowledged it to be his.</p>
<p>Q. You said you advised Butcher to confess; did you say any thing to him about being an evidence?</p>
<p>Wingrove. I don't know but I might; I can't say I did.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Moore. How many windows are there to this dressing-room?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. Two.</p>
<p>Q. Was the other window fast?</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. It was shut down. The dyer's name is Hesket, I believe.</p>
<p>- Miller. I am regulator of the watch. I attend at the watch-house from about nine o'clock. I attended till about two or three.
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person284" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's kitchen, opened the area door, and found Isaacs. I said, are you concerned in the robbery at the adjoining house? he said he was. I said, have you any weapon about you? he said no. I searched him, and found this spoon upon him (producing it). We took him to the watch-house; there we asked him where the rest of his accomplices might be found; he said at a Green stall in Little Suffolk-street; we went and found Butcher and Haines there. We asked Isaacs if any of these people were concerned in the robbery; he said that Butcher and Haines were, and that Hesket was innocent.</p>
<p>Guinnet. This spoon is my mistresses property.</p>
<p>Council for the prisoner. There is no mark upon it.</p>
<p>Haines's Defence.</p>
<p>I met Mr. Butcher; he asked me to take a walk: I went up to White Conduit House, I lay there that night; I know nothing of this affair.</p>
<p>For Isaac's Character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person285"> Edward Maskall
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a sign-painter, and live in Harp Alley. Isaacs was apprentice to me; he served about half of his time with me. He left me about five years ago. He behaved very well whilst with me. He was turned over to Mr. Haggetty, on account of some quarrels between him and my servants, not on account of any dishonesty.</p>
<p>Hart Michael. I live in Church Lane, by St. Martin's church. I am a master painter. Isaacs worked for me, off and on, about a year. He left me this winter. I have known him from a child; he has always behaved well. He called two months ago, I had no work then; I said I would employ him when I had any.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person286"> James Haggetty
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Queen-street, Golden Square. Isaacs was turned over to me. He served four years with me, and was out of his time last May was a twelvemonth. I have since Christmas trusted him with a note of hand to receive the money, and he always behaved honestly.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person287"> Benjamin Cole
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a peruke-maker in Rupert-street. I have known Isaacs ten years; he has a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person288"> Mordecai Moses
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the Strand. I have known Isaacs from a child. I am an embroiderer; his father is the same; he always bore a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person289"> Henry Harvey
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a turner; I live on Holborn-hill. I have known Isaacs since a child; he behaved very well ; I recommended him to Mr. Maskall; I never heard any complaint of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in New Round Court in the Strand. I have known Isaacs from a child: he has been in my house by himself; I always found him honest.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person291"> Ann Burgess
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person291" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-27-person291" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Gloucester-street, Queen Square. My husband is a limner; he is ill, or he would have been here. I have known Isaacs fourteen years; he has a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person292" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Castle-street; I am a laundress. He is a sober young fellow; I never heard an imputation upon his character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person293"> Sebastian Hempscar
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a painter; I have employed Isaacs, and have known him a twelvemonth; he behaved well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Isaacs six years, he has a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person295"> George Gray
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person295" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Stanhope-street, Clare Market: I have known him seven or eight years, and live next door to his father. I never heard any thing against the prisoner Isaacs's character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person296"> John Smith
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Drury Lane. I keep a pork-shop. I have known him from a child; he has a general good character.</p>
<p>For Butcher's Character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person297"> Charles Lawrence
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to an agent; I have known him from a child; he is a cabinet-maker; he always appeared to be a quiet, honest lad. He is about eighteen.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person298"> James Affect
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Butcher from a child; I always thought him a good, honest lad; he has had a good education.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person299"> William Moore
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person299" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a wharfinger in Mill Bank-street, Westminster. He always had a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person300"> William Davis
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a dealer in coals. I have known him many years: his father is a
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<persName id="t17710410-27-person301"> William Williams
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my apprentice: he has been from me almost two years: he had an inclination to go to some other master, to learn more. He went to Mess. Grey and Belcher. I have a great regard for him, and a good opinion of him.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person302"> James Gray
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Brownlow-street, Bedford Row. Butcher has been with us about two years and three months; he behaved well whilst with us, has been from us about ten months; he always behaved well: I don't know where he went to from us.</p>
<p>For Haines's Character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person303"> John Lewis
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a printer. I have known him about twenty months; he worked with me about seven months: he seldom went out of the printing-house. He behaved very well. He left me February last was twelve months; I have known nothing of him since.</p>
<p>Deodatus Boyle. I have known him some time; he behaved very well then: I have known nothing of him these last two years.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-27-person304"> Nathaniel Darking
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<interp inst="t17710410-27-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an instrument-maker. I have known him from a child; he bears a good character. I knew him whilst he was an apprentice; he behaved always very well. I have seen him, I believe, within these last twelve months.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-28-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the door of my chamber was broke open on the twelfth of January; and I lost a handkerchief which hung by the side of the bed; it was about eleven o'clock at night; I followed the prisoner down stairs, and took the handkerchief from him. I said to him, Why will you take my handkerchief? what will you strip me of all? he said it was his handkerchief; I said no, it is mine; then he ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-28-person310" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge in a room even with Mrs. Abbot; between ten and eleven o'clock at night on the Saturday after Twelfth Day I heard somebody come up stairs softly, and presently I heard a bounce; upon that I went into Mrs. Abbot's room and saw the prisoner all in black; I asked him who he was; he said Dousy: I said you have no business there; he ran down stairs; I heard Mrs. Abbot say, You rogue, have not you robbed me enough without stealing my handkerchief? the prisoner had lodged in the house a month before; but he did not at this time.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Every thing that has been said is all false. I was valet de chambre to Mr. Chivat. The prosecutrix said my wife had robbed her; I knew my wife was an honest woman; but, however, to prevent any disturbance, I gave the prosecutrix a note for five pounds, which she has now.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. The prisoner robbed me to the amount of five pounds; the note is dated January the first.</p>
<p>Court. That is eleven days before this fact happened.</p>
<p>The prisoner called no witness to his character.</p>
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<p>268. (1st M.)
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person318" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am mother to the deceased.
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person319" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , my daughter, left my house, in Wardour-street, on the seventh of February, about eleven in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. How old was your daughter?</p>
<p>Orbell. She was twenty-five last March; she had been married; her husband's name was
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw her no more, till the eighteenth of March in her grave: when I was sent for by the Church-wardens. When she left me, on the seventh of February, she said she was going to the statute-hall, at Charing-cross, to seek a service.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was your daughter that you saw in the grave?</p>
<p>Orbell. Yes. I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person322" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , at the Statute-hall, at Charing-cross, on the seventh of February, about eleven o'clock: we staid till near three. We both came out together; we went to the Goat alehouse, at Charing-cross; we had a pint of purl: just before we drank it, the prisoners came in; I don't know that I had ever seen them before. The deceased was acquainted with Hewett; she spoke to him: they asked her to drink; she drank a dram with them. They said they were going to dinner at Mother Red-Cap's; they asked us to go with them. I asked how far it was; they said, but a little way. She first consented to go; then I agreed to it. We went out together: she got into Hewett's coach, and I into the other: this was about three o'clock. The coaches were facing the Goat alehouse; they drove to the coach office, in Great Queen-street.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to separate yourselves?</p>
<p>Smith. She said she would not ride two in a coach. They stopped about a quarter of an hour, whilst they went into the office; we staid in the coaches the while. Then we went to the Coach and Horses, in Holborn; we got out there, and had a pot of brandy-hot; we staid there about ten minutes; one of the prisoners paid for it: then we went into the separate coaches again, and went to an alehouse, near a turnpike, just before the turnpike;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177104100023"/> I don't know the sign: we did not get out of the coach; one of the waiters brought us a pint of wine; she had one glass, and I had a; I threw mine down in the coach, because I would not drink it: the prisoners between the two coaches. We went through the turnpike to Mother Red-Cap's; they ordered a dinner there: I believe this was at four o'clock. We both got out of the coaches, and went into the house; they sent out for steaks, and mutton chops, but could not get any; so we had some cold roast beer and bread and cheese for dinner.</p>
<p>Q. What drink had you?</p>
<p>Smith. When we went in we had a pot of brandy hot, and afterwards a pot of beer and two shillings worth of brandy punch. We staid there till after dark; the prisoners paid the reckoning; then we got into the coaches just as before.</p>
<p>Q. Were you or your companion fuddled?</p>
<p>Smith. No. She had a glass of brandy at coming out.</p>
<p>Q. Was she fuddled?</p>
<p>Smith. She was not fuddled when she went into the house.</p>
<p>Q. Was she when she came out?</p>
<p>Smith. I did not perceive that she was.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that you was not fuddled?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. During all this time, till you got into the coach again, whilst you were at this house, were you friendly together?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; very friendly: laughing and joking, and very agreeable together. We got in as before; Hewett's coach went first, we were a good way behind; about an hundred yards. I don't know how we came so far behind: we had been close together all the way going there. They drove from Mother Red-Cap's, on the road to Fig-lane; I did not know where it was. Johnson's coach stood still, whilst Hewett's coach drove on about a minute.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Orbell get into the coach?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; into Hewett's coach: he drove first, then Johnson followed him; our coach stopped just turning into
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<p>Q. What do you mean by using her ill?</p>
<p>Smith. He began to pull her about, and put his hands up her coats; she squalled out; I did not hear him say any thing.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell where Johnson was at this time?</p>
<p>Smith. I did not see him after I left his coach.</p>
<p>Q. What became of you then?</p>
<p>Smith. I stood against the coach door. I saw him pulling her about very much. Soon after I got out, she fell out of the coach.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner?</p>
<p>Smith. She fell upon her backside.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe whether she came down on the step to get out?</p>
<p>Smith. She fell out with her backside next to the coach, and her head fell backwards under the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Hewett at the time she fell out?</p>
<p>Smith. Next the other door of the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe he did any thing as she came out?</p>
<p>Smith. No; he came out at the same door about a minute after she fell out. She screamed out, got up again, and walked about twenty yards down Fig-lane, before he came out of the coach: he followed her; she fell down just before he came up to her. I did not see Hewett get out of the coach; she had just fell down when he came up to her.</p>
<p>Q. You say she walked twenty yards after she fell out of the coach; did you perceive whether she was hurt by the fall?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say any thing after she came out of the coach?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did she appear to have any hurt, as she walked along?</p>
<p>Smith. No; none at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe whether her head struck against any part of the coach?</p>
<p>Smith. No; she did not seem to have hurt her
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177104100024"/> head then. When Hewett came up, he began to pull her about, and d - n and c - e her; I did not hear any thing but oaths; she was then upon the ground; he pulled her about, and dragged her upon the ground by her legs: she was holding her petticoats down with one hand, and with the other she catched hold of a little stump; he pulled at her, but could not get her any further; he let her go, and then I ran away: I was much frightened. When I left her, she lay along on the ground, upon her back, and Hewett stood close by her.</p>
<p>Q. Was he speaking to her?</p>
<p>Smith. No; only standing by her side.</p>
<p>Q. When did she call out murder?</p>
<p>Smith. When she fell out of the coach. I saw no more of her.</p>
<p>Q. In what condition was she when you left her? Was her cap, handkerchief, bonnet, or cloak off?</p>
<p>Smith. They were all on when I left her.</p>
<p>Q. I wish you could fix the spot, exactly, where you left her.</p>
<p>Smith. I can't fix exactly.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the roads that make a bow?</p>
<p>Smith. It was a good way down the lane from that place.</p>
<p>Q. Were the covers over her shift sleeves when you left her?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; upon her elbows. I ran to the turnpike at Battle-bridge. I never saw or heard any more of her, nor of the coachman.</p>
<p>Q. What made her fall the second time?</p>
<p>Smith. I don't know; she fell upon her side.</p>
<p>Q. Did she hit her head?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did she speak when she fell the last time?</p>
<p>Smith. No. She never spoke after we left Mother Red-Cap's together.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her speak to the coachman when he was pulling her about?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. When he was pulling her about in the coach, did not she bid him let her alone, or the like?</p>
<p>Smith. No; she only screamed out.</p>
<p>Q. When you got into the coach, did she appear to be sober, or how?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not see Johnson after you got out of the coach.</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did Johnson say any thing to you when he was getting into the coach?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you get out then?</p>
<p>Smith. I thought he wanted to do something to me that I did not like.</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet any carriages in the road, as you went to the turnpike?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; two or three drays.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to the turnpike, when you met them?</p>
<p>Smith. A very little way.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you at the turnpike before you saw a coach come?</p>
<p>Smith. I did not see it; I heard it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say nothing to the turnpike-man?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not get assistance for your companion that you had left in such distress?</p>
<p>Smith. I thought she would get away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see
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<p>Smith. I saw her in Pancras church yard last Monday se'nnight.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first hear she was dead?</p>
<p>Smith. Last Saturday was se'nnight; I went last Monday was se'nnight to see the body; it was dug up for me to see it.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you first hear she was dead?</p>
<p>Smith. At Mr. Jenkins's, at Charing Cross, that keeps the statute hall.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go to Pancras?</p>
<p>Smith. The gentleman ordered me to go there.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Smith. At Knightsbridge.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you been from the time this happened till last Monday se'nnight.</p>
<p>Smith. At my mother's at Knightsbridge; I lay that night with two servant maids of my acquaintance.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you go to see for a place?</p>
<p>Smith. I had caught the itch; I staid at home to cure myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you hear of the deceased being dead till this time?</p>
<p>Smith. No; I had not been out of my mother's house.</p>
<p>Q. Could you see Johnson's coach?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes; his coach stood still.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. You had a great deal of drink before
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<p>Smith. Not much.</p>
<p>Q. You say she walked twenty yards after she came out of the coach?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell the cause of her falling down?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say before the justice? did not you say the cause of her falling down was from some injury she received by falling out of the coach?</p>
<p>Smith. I don't know that I did.</p>
<p>Q. Had you no talk with the turnpike man about them?</p>
<p>Smith. He asked me if I was one of the young women that had dined at Mother Red Cap's.</p>
<p>Q. So you never mentioned a word to him about this affair?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay there?</p>
<p>Smith. Near an hour I believe.</p>
<p>Q. And never mentioned a word of any thing that had happened? you say Johnson's coach was an hundred yards distance, and he did not come up?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person324" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On a Thursday about two months ago, the night the young woman was killed, I was in Hampstead Road about six o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was you near the Crown alehouse?</p>
<p>Martin. I was in it; facing the end of Fig-lane I saw two Hackney coaches stand, one just down Fig-lane, the other near the end of it; with the horses heads towards Pancrass; there were nobody on the boxes, and I saw no passengers.</p>
<p>Q. How near together?</p>
<p>Martin. About eight or ten yards; they were pretty close together; I staid about a quarter of an hour, or something more; I thought the coachman might be in there; I went with a view to get a cast to town; when I came out the coaches were gone away; I we nt down Fig-lane; and about thirty or forty yards down I saw something lying in the road.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw the coaches standing there did you hear any noise or bustle in the lane?</p>
<p>Martin. None at all; when I came up to it I found it was a woman; I said, you drunken hussey, or some such thing, what do you lie there for?</p>
<p>Q. In what position did the body lie?</p>
<p>Martin. It lay longways in the middle of the road; about one hundred yards from the end of the lane.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person325" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . You left the man pulling her by the legs you say; which way were her legs then?</p>
<p>Smith. Towards the turnpike house; I left her with her legs towards Pancrass.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this Crown alehouse?</p>
<p>Smith. I did not know that any house was near.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the road was he dragging her in?</p>
<p>Smith. By the side of the road.</p>
<p>Q. Not in the middle of the road?</p>
<p>Smith. No.</p>
<p>Martin again. I laid hold of her arm, I took her to be drunk.</p>
<p>Q. Describe the particular manner in which she lay?</p>
<p>Martin. She lay with her head towards Pancrass: and she lay upon her left side; I laid hold of her right arm; she had no cap or handkerchief on.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure of that?</p>
<p>Martin. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Nor any cloak?</p>
<p>Martin. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any cap, or handkerchief, or cloak lying there at that time?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you observe any marks of violence about her at that time?</p>
<p>Martin. I went back for a candle and lanthorn to the Crown; I met a coal cart and a broad wheel waggon at the entrance of the lane; I desired the drivers to stop, for I believed there was a woman dead in the lane. I went and got a candle and lanthorn; as I was coming back again a dray was coming from Pancras; we hollowed out to the man to stop; before he could stop his horses he had passed the body; a gentleman took the candle and lanthorn from me to look at the track of the wheel to see if it had passed over the body; it had passed a yard distance from her; we examined the wheel all round to see if there was any blood upon it, there was not any.</p>
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<p>Martin. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the situation of her cloathes?</p>
<p>Martin. Her petticoats lay down; her cap lay about a yard off; she had a black silk cloak lay about a yard from her body all over blood; the cloak laid opposite to her; there was a great deal of blood in the road by the body, and the cloak was in it.</p>
<p>Q. Was her hair bloody?</p>
<p>Martin. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You could see better when you came with the candle, had she any cap on?</p>
<p>Martin. No; her bonnet lay near her head.</p>
<p>Q. Was that bloody?</p>
<p>Martin. I did not see; I never saw any handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any observation of her arms?</p>
<p>Martin. There was some housewife cuffs, as they call them, down at her wrists; the blood came out of her ears, nose and mouth.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the body?</p>
<p>Martin. It was carried up to the Crown.</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine the body any more then?</p>
<p>Martin. No; I saw the body again the Monday following at the Crown, it was stripped then; she had a cut in her temple; I think the right side; it seemed not to be done with a sharp instrument, but rather with a fall or a blow; her breasts and neck were black all the way down; and both arms were black; especially her left arm; and under her left side there seemed to be a scratch across her breast; two or three little scratches, as if done with nails.</p>
<p>Q. Was the blood running out of her nose when you came to her, or was it clotted?</p>
<p>Martin. One of the men took a garter to tie up her chin, and the blood run out of her nose; it was a frosty night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any observation how the body was? whether it was warm or not when you first touched it?</p>
<p>Martin. No.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any stump in the road?</p>
<p>Martin. None that I have ever seen; and I have been up and down the road many times.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any part of the body that was not black?</p>
<p>Martin. It was all black as far as I saw; I saw no farther than about her breasts.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person327"> Henry Wright
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I came up Fig-lane on the seventh of February about six in the evening; I was driving a dray; I heard a voice call out Johnson twice.</p>
<p>Q. Did it appear to be a man's or a woman's voice?</p>
<p>Wright. A man's; I was going up towards the Duke of Bedford's gates; I met a coach; the coachman stopped; I did not see him till he came close to me, it was so foggy and dark, and being frosty the coach drove very smooth; he stopped and cried, Hollo! I said, Hollo again; he said, Where am I? I said, Don't you know? he said No, he had lost his road; he said he wanted to go to Grosvenor Square; I desired him to go further on and turn, and I would direct him in the road; he swore an oath, and said, No, he would not, and drove on; he passed on the off side of my horses; I was on the near side; he passed by towards the field side.</p>
<p>Q. How far was this from where you afterwards found the body?</p>
<p>Wright. About fifty yards.</p>
<p>Q. Was you called to soon after?</p>
<p>Wright. In about two minutes after, or hardly so long, the man was coming with a candle and lanthorn, and said there was a dead body, and bid me stop, which I did as soon as I could stop my horses; I had passed the body about a yard; I observed a bruise on the left side of the temples; a gentleman came up on horseback; I desired him to let me have his horse to pursue the coachman; he said he could not spare it; her hair seemed pulled about.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any blood?</p>
<p>Wright. A great deal; when we went to move her she bled very fast from her nose, mouth, and ears; we asked the gentleman where we should take her to; he said to the firsthouse; four of us carried her to the Crown; she had neither cap, bonnet, nor handkerchief on; and had a bit of black ribband upon her wrist; she had something on both her hands.</p>
<p>Q. How long before you met the coach was it that you heard the person call Johnson?</p>
<p>Wright. About five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Did the voice come from before or behind you?</p>
<p>Wright. It came towards me as I went up.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177104100027"/>Q. How soon after that did you hear the wheels of the coach?</p>
<p>Wright. It was just upon me soon afterwards; it was not above one hundred and forty yards from where I heard the voice.</p>
<p>Q. Can you form any judgment whether the voice was the same as that of the coachman that spoke to you?</p>
<p>Wright. I did not take so much notice.</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet any other coach?</p>
<p>Wright. No.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person328"> John Jones
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I stripped the body at the Crown alehouse, and examined the bruises; first I examined her head before she was stripped; her right jaw was broke; it was on Saturday, the day but one after this murder was committed; just behind her right ear her skull was broke and pushed in; there was a scratch upon her left temple, as if done against the ground.</p>
<p>Q. What did you observe on the throat?</p>
<p>Wright. That was only dirty; her breast was scratched.</p>
<p>Q. Was the blackness upon the breast and throat that of dirt or blows?</p>
<p>Wright. I saw no blackness about her breast; the small of her right arm was black for the breadth of three fingers; she was black on the inside of her left arm; and the flesh was broke in through the skin as broad as the top of a finger.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the lower parts of the body?</p>
<p>Wright. No further.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person329"> Sarah Murphy
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person329" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I stripped the body on Saturday.</p>
<p>Q. to Martin. When you first saw the body how did it lie?</p>
<p>Martin. Lengthways in the road, upon her left side; her left side of her face upon her left arm; her arm was spread from her; and her right arm lay down upon her side; she lay right in the middle of the road.</p>
<p>Q. Her head straight or inclined?</p>
<p>Martin. It lay upon one side of her arm; she lay in a straight line upon the road.</p>
<p>Q. Could a wheel have gone over the head and the two arms according to the position she was in?</p>
<p>Martin. No, I think not.</p>
<p>Q. You say she lay in the middle of the road; if a carriage had gone by was it possible to avoid the body?</p>
<p>Martin. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. There was room enough?</p>
<p>Martin. Yes, on both sides to go past; she lay in the middle of the horse road; it is quite a level gravel road; there was room enough for a carriage to have passed on each side.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Council. As she lay straight a carriage might have gone over her, and each wheel have passed her without touching her?</p>
<p>Martin. The horses could not miss her well.</p>
<p>Court. The left arm lying extended out she must have been run over in some part?</p>
<p>Q. to Martin. You are used to horses?</p>
<p>Martin. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Is it usual for them to go over a body if they can avoid it?</p>
<p>Martin. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any appearance of a carriage or horses having been over it?</p>
<p>Martin. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did the cloak and hat appear as if squeezed in a rut?</p>
<p>Martin. It was all squeezed among the blood.</p>
<p>Q. Did it look as if naturally dropped into the blood, or pressed in by a wheel?</p>
<p>Martin. It did not seem as if pressed in by a wheel.</p>
<p>Murphy again. I saw her at the Crown; I stripped her; her skull was broke on the right side.</p>
<p>Q. The skin broke?</p>
<p>Murphy. Yes; her left jaw was broke; and from her shoulder to the flat of her arm she was very black; her left side seemed very much mortified within two ribs of her last rib.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the lower parts of her body; her legs or thighs?</p>
<p>Murphy. Yes; there were no marks of violence there, nor upon any other parts of her body; but five or six marks on her left breast.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person330"> William Jones
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw two hackney coaches pass at my turnpike with two women in them; the last paid for both; I don't remember these persons; I took notice of this girl here in the first coach: one coach came back, and only one; I can't tell whether it was one of the same coaches. A young woman came through the gate and asked her way; I asked her what she gave for her ride; and where she had been; she said she paid nothing;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177104100028"/> she said she was going to Grosvenor Square; she might be there about five minutes before the coach came.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any drays going through your turnpike?</p>
<p>Jones. The drays came before the coach.</p>
<p>Q. When that coach went by it had a ticket I suppose?</p>
<p>Jones. We take no notice of coaches going back.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the young woman when that coach came back?</p>
<p>Jones. By the fire.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person331"> Thomas Awdin
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am watchman at the Foundling Hospital gate. I was upon duty that night. There was a coach broke down near our gate.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know that man again?</p>
<p>Awdin. Yes;
<persName id="t17710410-29-person332"> Benjamin Johnson
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person332" type="given" value="Benjamin"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> is the man. I have known him some time; our clock had just struck seven. I heard something crack on the road: in about ten minutes afterwards a man came riding upon one horse, and leading another. He said the coach was broke down; he went back to fetch money to pay the turnpike. I saw somebody come staggering after him; I opened the gate: he enquired the way to Brook's mews. I directed him to Mr. Wilkinson's; that was the prisoner
<persName id="t17710410-29-person333"> Benjamin Johnson
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that came staggering after; who the man upon the horse was, I don't know. The man on horseback enquired the way to Mr. Wilkinson's in Brook's mews.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any other road way for a carriage to come to the Foundling Hospital from Pancrass road way but through Battle Bridge?</p>
<p>Awdin. Not to the Foundling Hospital.</p>
<p>Hewett's Defence.</p>
<p>After the deceased got out of my coach I shut the door up, and saw no more of her. I went down Tottenham Court Road home; she was very much in liquor. I went directly home.</p>
<p>Johnson's Defence.</p>
<p>As soon as this woman that is here got out of my coach I drove away; I did not see her nor
<persName id="t17710410-29-person334"> Hewett
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> any more.</p>
<p>For Hewett's Character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person335"> James Wheatly
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person335" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at a publick house in New Norfolk street. I have known him four years. He is a mild, serene, good temper'd person; remarkably good temper'd; not given to quarrel. A man that has always appear'd decent, and is respected by all the neighbours.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person336"> John Schoen
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person336" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him between three and four years; he was always an industrions man, of a good temper, of a humane disposition, not given to quarrel.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person337"> William Ovens
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person337" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a publican in North-Audley street. I have known him between four or five years; he always appeared to be an honest man, a man of humanity. I have known both about five years.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person338"> Thomas Burton
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a coachman in Toller street. I have known Hewett between four and five years; he is a downright honest sober man, of a good natural disposition when in liquor as well as sober; the same character I give of Johnson.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person339"> Samuel Taylor
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person339" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a chandler's shop in North Row. I have known him three years; I never heard any thing amiss of him. He is a humane, honest man; remarkable good temper'd. I don't know Johnson.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person340"> Margaret Jones
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person340" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person340" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in North Row. I have known him four months. My husband has known him four years; he has a good character by every body that ever I heard.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person341"> Elizabeth Morton
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person341" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person341" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep the sign of the Plough in Oxford street. I have known him four years; he bears a good character; of a humane disposition, a good-natur'd man. The same I know of Johnson. Hewett lives in the neighbourhood; I know him most.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person342"> William Bowley
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person342" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Hewett; he drove for me at the time. I never knew any thing of him but what he bore a good character. He is of a good temper and disposition; a man of humanity.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person343"> Robert Smith
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person343" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a joiner; I have known him four years; he worked with me for a twelvemonth; he is of a mild humane disposition; I do not believe he would hurt a worm.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person344"> John Taylor
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person344" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person344" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in North Row, Grosvenor Square; I am a coachman; I know him to be a man of a remarkable mild temper; I never heard a bad word spoke by him. I know Johnson; he is a very sober, honest man.</p>
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<persName id="t17710410-29-person345"> William Smith
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person345" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a grocer's shop in Oxford-street; I have known Hewett four years; he is a good natur'd man; he lodged with me between three and four years; I never heard any thing amiss of him; he never quarreled; I never knew him out of temper.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person346"> Margaret Pursel
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person346" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep a private house; he lodged with me before he lodged with Mr. Smith; he always bore a good character; he is of a humane disposition; I could trust my life in his hand; I never knew any hurt of him.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person347"> John Cunnegum
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person347" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know both the prisoners; I am a farrier in Oxford-street; I have known
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person348" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a twelvemonth, and Johnson seven years; they both bear a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person349"> John Hawks
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person349" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person349" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Brook-street; I have known
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person350" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> some time; he has always had a good character; he is a quiet, good-natur'd man as can be; a man of tenderness and humanity.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person351"> Benjamin Goodale
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person351" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Oxford-street; I have known Hewett two years; he is an honest man; a man of remarkable good disposition; I know Johnson; he bears a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person352"> Jacob Foster
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person352" type="given" value="Jacob"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person352" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Hewett three years; he has a good character; the most remarkable of any I ever knew in my life; I have been in his company many times; I never knew him out of temper; I have known Johnson two years; he has a remarkable good character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person353"> William Barrow
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person353" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person353" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Hewett four or five years; he is a man of humanity; good natur'd, and continually sober.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person354"> Thomas Skinner
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person354" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17710410-29-person354" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Hewett thirteen months; I never saw any thing but good nature by him; he is of a mild disposition; they both bear a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17710410-29-person355"> Richard Thompson
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<interp inst="t17710410-29-person355" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in North-street; I am a farrier; I know Hewett to be a man of a good temper; good natured, and continually so.</p>
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