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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060001"/>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 6th, Thursday the 7th, Friday the 8th, Saturday the 9th, Monday the 11th, Tuesday the 12th, and Wednesday the 13th of JULY, 1774.
<p>In the Fourteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Sixth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>Taken down in SHORT-HAND by
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<p>Printed for J. WILLIAMS, No. 39, in Fleet Street,</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>The *, +, and ++, refer to the Judges by whom the Prisoners were tried. </p>
<p> (L.) London Jury. (M.) First Middlesex Jury. (2d M.) Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Q. Who did you give your money to?</p>
<p>Lynken. That I cannot say; whether this man or the other; there were three men; they knocked me down; I said pray do not use me ill; I am a
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<p>Q. Who were the three men?</p>
<p>Lynken. This man (Matchem) was one.</p>
<p>Q. You say they searched you, what did they feel for?</p>
<p>Lynken. That I cannot say; they felt in my breeches pocket in particular.</p>
<p>Q. Were there several people about?</p>
<p>Lynken. I only saw these three.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that this Mr. Matchem was one of them?</p>
<p>Lynken. I am certainly sure, but whether he was the man or no I gave the money to I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Was you at all ill used by them?</p>
<p>Lynken. They cut my head behind with a cutlass in several places, and they knocked my eye almost out; I had a great wound behind; Mr. Bromfield put something to dress it, and Mr. Hallifax dressed the wound; they knocked a piece out of my face.</p>
<p>Counsel. Considering all things, can you take upon you to say that Mr. Matchem was one of the persons?</p>
<p>Lynken. He was; but whether I gave the money to him or not I cannot say.</p>
<p>Counsel. I give you fair notice, I have instructions that you will be contradicted; was he one of the men or not?</p>
<p>Lynken. He was one of the men, but whether I gave the money to him or not I cannot say; I said to Fiedelle, we have been ill used, let us go home; then we saw the footpads that robbed us, running towards Hyde-park corner.</p>
<p>Q. Do you suppose Matchem was one of them?</p>
<p>Lynken. He was one of them.</p>
<p>Q. When they ran away did they get out of your sight?</p>
<p>Lynken. There was a style about ten steps off; when they got over that we could not see them further.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him afterwards when apprehended?</p>
<p>Lynken. This very man (Matchem) was one of them; a person told me a man had just passed with a woman; says he, he seems like one of these men; soon after I saw a man and woman walking before me; they seemed very earnest looking behind them; at last the woman made a stop, and cried out in a fright, what is the matter? to the best of my knowledge she spoke some German words, or I should not have found her out; I said we have been robbed, and murdered almost; this man (Matchem) spoke to the woman; we went on and overtook him opposite Lord March's house.</p>
<p>Q. Was you immediately sure that he was one of them, or did you take any time to recollect?</p>
<p>Lynken. There were two together, but this man laid hold first; I looked at him and said I am sure that is the man.</p>
<p>Q. What condition was he in?</p>
<p>Lynken. Trembling and pale: the woman said she saw blood upon his waistcoat, which I did not see.</p>
<p>Q. You have seen the prisoner several times, have you had any occasion to doubt since?</p>
<p>Lynken. No, nothing at all; the only doubt I have had is, I am not sure whether he is the man I gave the money to, but that he was there I am sure.</p>
<p>Q. At what time do you suppose it was you was robbed?</p>
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<p>Q. What time did you get home?</p>
<p>Lynken. As I took this man I called out for the watch; there was no watch to be got; I said do you know any body in this neighbourhood? he said he knew one Mr. Crosby; I said I know such a gentleman, you shall come with me to Mr. Crosby; we went there; he was gone to bed, but the watchman called him; Mr. Crosby he said he would be answerable for all.</p>
<p>Q. You have seen Mr. Matchem since several times?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes, I have.</p>
<p>Q. And are still of the same opinion?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you come from the Queen's Head at Chelsea?</p>
<p>Lynken. At ten o'clock; it might be a few minutes after.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before you was robbed?</p>
<p>Lynken. I generally go in about thirty five or forty minutes in the day time from our house to the Queen's Head.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell how long you was going from the Queen's Head, to the place where you was robbed?</p>
<p>Lynken. It might be half an hour; we did not go very fast.</p>
<p>Q. Did you always say it was so late as half after ten?</p>
<p>Lynken. It was between ten and eleven, to a minute I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you first declare it was about ten, within ten minutes after?</p>
<p>Lynken. No, it was between ten and eleven.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never express doubts about Mr. Matchem being the person?</p>
<p>Lynken. I never expressed any doubts; I always said he was one of the men, but I was not sure whether he was the man that I gave my money to.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you positively declared he was not one of the persons?</p>
<p>Lynken. No, to nobody; I have told many people that I doubted whether he is the man I gave the money to, but I had no doubt in the least that he is one of them.</p>
<p>Q. I ask you whether you have not declared that he is not the man that you gave the money to, but that he is one of the persons that run away? have not you declared he is not the person that knocked you down, nor the person that took your money?</p>
<p>Lynken. No, only that I was doubtful whether he was the man that took the money.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you declared that you was doubtful whether he was one of the persons that were there?</p>
<p>Lynken. No.</p>
<p>Q. You had some conversation with Mr. Crosby?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You never expressed any doubt to Mr. Crosby?</p>
<p>Lynken. No, only the doubt I expressed now.</p>
<p>Q. Did you express any doubt to Mr. Stamford?</p>
<p>Lynken. I do not know Mr. Stamford.</p>
<p>Q. This was the 7th of June?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week?</p>
<p>Lynken. Tuesday.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Mr. Matchem on the Wednesday morning?</p>
<p>Lynken. I did not see him then.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how many times Mr. Matchem might be at Lord Egremont's on Wednesday?</p>
<p>Lynken. I saw him no further till Thursday afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean to say you did not see him on Wednesday?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You mentioned some young woman, what is her name?</p>
<p>Lynken. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. She was not with you at the time of the robbery, but I understand there were four of you at the Queen's head?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Who is the young woman?</p>
<p>Lynken. Ladies maid to a lady in Ireland.</p>
<p>Q. What is her name?</p>
<p>Lynken. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. What lady is she maid to?</p>
<p>Lynken. One Mrs. Mackey.</p>
<p>Q. I understand the butler and that maid went away with you?</p>
<p>Lynken. No, the hussar and this young woman were together.</p>
<p>Q. I understand there were but four in all?</p>
<p>Lynken. Four men and this woman; the butler went away by himself.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060005"/>Q. What time did he go away?</p>
<p>Lynken. He staid about an hour, or an hour and an half.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he go away?</p>
<p>Lynken. A good while before us.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the hussar and the young woman go away before you set off?</p>
<p>Lynken. Only a minute or two; I was only speaking to the landlord.</p>
<p>Q. Then you and Fiedelle went away in company?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. The young woman and hussar were gone but a minute before you, how came it you did not overtake them?</p>
<p>Lynken. We did not know which road they were gone.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose the hussar and the young woman, hardly walked faster than you; you might soon have overtaken them?</p>
<p>Lynken. If we knew which way they had gone.</p>
<p>Q. You saw nothing of them that night?</p>
<p>Lynken. No.</p>
<p>Q. There was nobody in company but you and Fiedelle which were robbed?</p>
<p>Lynken. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any body besides the three persons that robbed you?</p>
<p>Lynken. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was there no person in sight?</p>
<p>Lynken. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in the last field?</p>
<p>Lynken. There is a new building, there is a style, it was in a field.</p>
<p>Q. Which part of the field?</p>
<p>Lynken. About twenty steps from the style.</p>
<p>Q. Was it nearer the style or nearer the hospital?</p>
<p>Lynken. Nearer the hospital.</p>
<p>Q. When you got over the style did you see any company walking?</p>
<p>Lynken. I saw nobody.</p>
<p>Questions by the Court.</p>
<p>Q. This was about half after ten at night, was it?</p>
<p>Lynken. To the best of my knowledge it was between ten and eleven; I cannot say to a minute.</p>
<p>Q. Was it moon light?</p>
<p>Lynken. It was a clear night, but not moon light.</p>
<p>Q. You had been at skittles, was you in liquor at all?</p>
<p>Lynken. Not at all.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been there?</p>
<p>Lynken. We went from home between six and seven.</p>
<p>Q. You staid there about three hours and a half, what liquor had you there?</p>
<p>Lynken. Four pots of beer, in my opinion, all together at the skittle ground.</p>
<p>Q. Was the ladies maid with you all the time?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to be of the party at skittles?</p>
<p>Lynken. She did not play, she was only in the company at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Who was her particular friend?</p>
<p>Lynken. The huffar; he knew her at Lyons.</p>
<p>Q. Who went home with her first?</p>
<p>Lynken. The hussar.</p>
<p>Q. Now I should be glad to know, because you swear positively to the person of the prisoner, was it that man that fired the pistol or any other?</p>
<p>Lynken. They came all sudden upon us.</p>
<p>Q. Was it that man that fired the pistol or not?</p>
<p>Lynken. I cannot say that, he was there.</p>
<p>Q. I must know the parts the several persons took in this affair; if you do not tell me that I shall not pay much regard to your certainty as to his person; was that the man that fired?</p>
<p>Lynken. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. If you are certain in one thing you should be certain in another; upon recollection can you tell the man that fired the pistol?</p>
<p>Lynken. No.</p>
<p>Q. Who demanded your money?</p>
<p>Lynken. All three: there were two fellows in dark coloured clothes; they used me very ill, and this man with them.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner dark or light coloured clothes on?</p>
<p>Lynken. Light.</p>
<p>Q. Then you swear the prisoner was the man in light clothes?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Whom did you give your money to, one of the men in dark clothes, or the man in the light clothes?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060006"/>Lynken. I believe one in the dark clothes; I am not positive; it was one of the three.</p>
<p>Q. But it seems extraordinary you can swear to a man's person at half after ten at night, without knowing one circumstance relating to the affair besides; you do not know who fired the pistol, nor who demanded your money?</p>
<p>Lynken. When one is attacked so he cannot recollect.</p>
<p>Q. But if you can recollect a man's face, you can recollect who was in the dark clothes, and who in the light, because the same light that gave you the opportunity of discerning the man's face, would enable you to know which was in the dark clothes and which in the light: now you say you gave your money to the man in dark clothes.</p>
<p>Lynken. I rather believe in the dark clothes.</p>
<p>Q. Now who knocked you down?</p>
<p>Lynken. They all knocked me down; they knocked me down before and behind.</p>
<p>Q. That was two strokes?</p>
<p>Lynken. The first blow one gave me I got up and begged them not to hurt me.</p>
<p>Q. What was you knocked down with?</p>
<p>Lynken. With a pistol; I felt the blood come directly.</p>
<p>Q. Was you knocked down by two pistols; by two men or by two blows given by one man: you say you was knocked down by all?</p>
<p>Lynken. They were all one.</p>
<p>Q. You say you was knocked down by a pistol?</p>
<p>Lynken. Or with something that made a hole; I found the blood directly come.</p>
<p>Q. Was you knocked down by one, two, or all the men that robbed you?</p>
<p>Lynken. The blood came as I got up again.</p>
<p>Q. Then you cannot tell by how many you was knocked down; by one or two of the three?</p>
<p>Lynken. I cannot say whether by all or by one.</p>
<p>Q. We have heard yet of no other offensive weapon but the pistol; do you apprehend you was knocked down by the pistol or what weapon?</p>
<p>Lynken. One had a cutlass in his hand too.</p>
<p>Q. Which had the cutlass?</p>
<p>Lynken. That I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. You are positive as to the prisoner's person: there were three men robbed you; I do not doubt but you was robbed and ill used; two of the men were in dark clothes, one in light, then it is as easy to tell me which had the pistol, and which the cutlass, as to know that two were in dark clothes, and one in light; now which had the cutlass?</p>
<p>Lynken. One of the men in dark colour clothes to the best of my knowledge; two of them had a pistol; this man and the other; I believe this man fired first.</p>
<p>Q. Had the man in the light clothes, and one in the dark clothes both pistols?</p>
<p>Lynken. The man in light clothes and one in dark clothes I believe had both pistols.</p>
<p>Q. How near were these people to you before you was knocked down?</p>
<p>Lynken. They stood all round me; they came all on one side of me.</p>
<p>Q. In the front of you?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes; the pistol was fired; I was frightened and said I will give you all I have.</p>
<p>Q. What was the situation of your fellow' servant, where was he?</p>
<p>Lynken. He was gone away from me; I could not see him.</p>
<p>Q. What distance when you was knocked down might he be from you?</p>
<p>Lynken. I did not see him.</p>
<p>Q. Was he at the time you was knocked down close to you or at a distance?</p>
<p>Lynken. As the men came up he was close to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did they fire the pistol before they demanded your money, or afterwards?</p>
<p>Lynken. They fired the pistol first.</p>
<p>Q. When they fired the pistol were you close together?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes, talking when they came upon me.</p>
<p>Q. Fiedelle lives at Lord Egremont's as well as you?</p>
<p>Lynken. He did not then.</p>
<p>Q. Was the pistol fired before they demanded your money?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes; I was as near to him as to that gentleman.</p>
<p>Q. After the pistol was fired they demanded your money?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You believe you gave the money to the man in the dark clothes?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long might they continue with you and Fiedelle?</p>
<p>Lynken. Not many minutes.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060007"/>Q. You say the prisoner was dressed in light clothes?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. In a wig or his own hair?</p>
<p>Lynken. He had a long tail; I am not sure whether a wig or not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he had a pistol in his hand?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. But you are not sure who fired the pistol, but it might be him or one of the men in dark coloured clothes?</p>
<p>Lynken. I cannot say who fired.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell what passed respecting Fiedelle?</p>
<p>Lynken. I found him afterwards lying in a corner.</p>
<p>Q. How far might you walk from the place where the robbery was committed before you overtook the prisoner?</p>
<p>Lynken. It might be ten minutes or a quarter of an hour; as soon as they were out of our sight we walked very slowly; we overtook them opposite Lord March's house.</p>
<p>Court. Who was walking at that time with you?</p>
<p>Lynken. A woman.</p>
<p>Q. You was not with the woman who was with you at the skittle ground?</p>
<p>Lynken. No, that woman was not with us.</p>
<p>Q. When you overtook the prisoner near Lord March's house, was he walking slow or fast?</p>
<p>Lynken. The woman and he were walking together a middling pace.</p>
<p>Q. What was the first thing you said to him when you overtook him?</p>
<p>Lynken. Fiedelle said this man is certainly one of the footpads; I was so full of pain I did not take such notice, but I saw this man and woman walking before; they looked back often; at last this woman cried out.</p>
<p>Q. For what?</p>
<p>Lynken. I was so full of blood I held my handkerchief up to my face.</p>
<p>Q. What then did you say to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Lynken. I told the other man I believe you are in the right, let us walk on, and see whether this is the man; as soon as we came there, he looked at him; and said this is him, and laid hold of him, he said he was sure this was the man; he called for the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Had he his hair in a queue at that time?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You say you are sure that one of the three men that ran away at that time had a pig tail?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes, this man.</p>
<p>Q. What did you charge him with?</p>
<p>Lynken. I said you are one of the men that has robbed us.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say to that?</p>
<p>Lynken. He said he was not; I said you may say what you will, you are the man, and you must go with me; he asked if there was no bail to be got; I asked if he knew any body in the neighbourhood; he said he knew Mr. Crosby; said I, I know Mr. Crosby, you must come along with me to Mr. Crosby.</p>
<p>Q. What is Mr. Crosby?</p>
<p>Lynken. A dealer in tea: he was a-bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did he come down?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes, and Mrs. Crosby too.</p>
<p>Q. What did they say with respect to the prisoner when they come down stairs?</p>
<p>Lynken. They said they knew him, and could not believe he had been guilty of such a thing; Mr. Crosby said he knew him as he was a servant to my Lord Holland.</p>
<p>Q. Now what did you think of the business; did you change your opinion or not of his being the person concerned when Mr. Crosby gave such a character of him, did you still believe he was the man or not?</p>
<p>Lynken. At that very time I would still have put him in the watch house, but Mr. Crosby gave his word he would appear for him; but all the servants of our house came and persuaded me to come home, and have my wounds dressed, perhaps they might be mortal: so I left him in charge of Mr. Crosby.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Mr. Crosby's from Lord Egremont's house?</p>
<p>One of the Jury. Eight or nine houses.</p>
<p>Q. So then you left him that night?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. This was a Tuesday?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. At what time next morning did the prisoner call at Lord Egremont's house?</p>
<p>Lynken. That I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear he called at Lord Egremont's house the next morning?</p>
<p>Lynken. I did not hear any thing of it till I came back from Justice Fielding's.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060008"/>Q. When did you come back from Justice Fielding's?</p>
<p>Lynken. I cannot rightly recollect the hour.</p>
<p>Q. You was robbed on Tuesday?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then you was at Justice Fielding's on the Wednesday?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What time on Wednesday?</p>
<p>Lynken. In the forenoon. Mr. Brownfield was at Lord Egremont's; he dressed my wound; then I went to Justice Fielding's.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the woman that was with the prisoner, did she go to Mr. Crosby's, or what became of her?</p>
<p>Lynken. I have seen nothing at all of her.</p>
<p>Q. What time of day did you go to Justice Fielding's?</p>
<p>Lynken. In the forenoon.</p>
<p>Q. Forenoon is an uncertain hour according to the different parts of the town you are in; what time might this be?</p>
<p>Lynken. Before twelve o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether the prisoner had been at Lord Egremont's house before that time?</p>
<p>Lynken. No, he had not.</p>
<p>Q. What time on Wednesday did the prisoner call at Lord Egremont's house?</p>
<p>Lynken. That I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Have you never heard?</p>
<p>Lynken. I heard he had been and brought a letter to my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Was that before or after you went down to lay your information before Justice Fielding?</p>
<p>Lynken. It must be afterwards, because my Lord told me I must go to the Justice, and tell him what I knew about the matter.</p>
<p>Q. Then you do not know what time he called the next morning?</p>
<p>Lynken. After I came from Justice Fielding's, I was told a letter was come from this man, or he had spoke to my Lord; my Lord said he is going abroad the best thing is to make no disturbance, make the whole affair over, you may be mistaken; I said I was not; his lordship ordered his steward to make it up with this man, and have nothing to do with it; so the steward told me.</p>
<p>Q. Had you or not heard before you went to Justice Fielding's, that the prisoner had been at my Lord's house?</p>
<p>Lynken. I had heard nothing about it.</p>
<p>Q. Then what information did you lay before the Justice?</p>
<p>Lynken. I told the Justice how we had been used; the steward said the best thing would be to make the affair up, that I might not be sure; I said I could not be more sure of my life than I was of it, but I would do any thing to oblige his Lordship, what he ordered me to do, but that thing was against my conscience; my Lord asked the steward whether he had told me; he said yes, he had told me; I did not see his Lordship till evening, then he called for me.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner at his Lordship's house any time in the afternoon after you came from Justice Fielding's?</p>
<p>Lynken. I did not see him.</p>
<p>Q. But was he or not at his lordship's house in the afternoon?</p>
<p>Lynken. I heard nothing of it, but that he was to come on Thursday morning.</p>
<p>Q. As soon as you laid your information before the Justice did you proceed to apprehend the prisoner?</p>
<p>Lynken. I thought I need not be in any hurry, as Mr. Crosby was answerable for him.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you return from Justice Fielding's upon Wednesday?</p>
<p>Lynken. Really I cannot say the hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you apply to Justice Fielding for a warrant to take up the man?</p>
<p>Lynken. First of all the prisoner was examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did you or not on Wednesday apply for a warrant to take the prisoner up?</p>
<p>Lynken. I did not know how to go on; the man set down what I knew of the matter.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first apply for a warrant to take him up?</p>
<p>Lynken. I applied for no warrant at all.</p>
<p>Q. When was he taken up?</p>
<p>Lynken. On Thursday; on Wednesday evening Lord Egremont called me in, and told me he did not like to have any disturbance in the family about any thing, if I did not make out this, then I was to leave his place next morning; I said, my Lord I am sorry I have disobliged you, but I cannot put up with any such thing, and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060009"/> I cannot make it up with the man, every body would blame me for it; I said I have lived so long in the family I shall be sorry to go.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lived in the family?</p>
<p>Lynken. About eleven years; my Lord after that told me I must prepare myself to go the next day.</p>
<p>Q. Was you discharged?</p>
<p>Lynken. He discharged me that day to go away.</p>
<p>Q. Are you still discharged?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes, till my Lord knows the whole affair; after my Lord told me that, I came to town; I said I was discharged by his Lordship, and that I must make it up with the man; I said I am sure he is one of those people that almost murdered me I cannot make it up; I shall find a friend in somebody to see me justice done; in the morning I was called up, the valet told me his lordship asked whether I was up; I came up, he said my Lord did not want to see me; I saw him in the morning walking backwards and forwards; this young man the prisoner came in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. What time?</p>
<p>Lynken. Really I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you come from the skittle grounds, ten or eleven or what?</p>
<p>Lynken. I imagine about ten.</p>
<p>Q. What passed upon the Thursday morning?</p>
<p>Lynken. He came, and he and the steward were talking together; he was to come again between three and four o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. You did not attempt to charge him then; did he come again between three and four o'clock?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What was his business at three or four o'clock?</p>
<p>Lynken. Before he came my Lord sent for me up stairs: I thought no otherwise than to receive my discharge to go directly; he asked me how this matter was; I said that I was sorry to leave his place, but could not let such a thing drop.</p>
<p>Q. Did my Lord see the prisoner that afternoon?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes, he did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him before his Lordship called you up or afterwards?</p>
<p>Lynken. He saw me first, because Matchem did not come till between three and four.</p>
<p>Q. After my Lord had seen Matchem, what further directions had you?</p>
<p>Lynken. He called me and the other man up, and asked us positively what we knew about the matter; he examined us four or five times over and over again.</p>
<p>Q. What direction had you from my Lord?</p>
<p>Lynken. He said as affairs are so, and you are sure of it, I will have nothing to do with it, the law must take its course.</p>
<p>Q. Then when was it you took Matchem up?</p>
<p>Lynken. Half an hour or an hour after he came to our house, there was a coach called, and so we went to Sir
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<p>Q. Then while he was at your house he was apprehended and put into the coach I suppose?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes; he said he must send for his friends.</p>
<p>Q. But he was apprehended by you while at my Lord's house on Thursday?</p>
<p>Lynken. Yes, but the coach did not come into the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Now I should be glad to know by what particular circumstance you can swear to the person of Matchem?</p>
<p>Lynken. Because they put a pistol to my breast and felt in my pockets; I had time enough to take particular notice especially of his nose.</p>
<p>Q. As you took particular notice of his nose it is surprising to me you cannot tell who put the pistol to your breast?</p>
<p>Lynken. It was not him.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say which put the pistol to your breast?</p>
<p>Lynken. The man in the dark clothes.</p>
<p>Q. You say you cannot tell which fired the pistol, whether a man in dark or light clothes?</p>
<p>Lynken. That I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. In what situation did Matchem stand to you while the man in dark clothes put the pistol to your breast?</p>
<p>Lynken. Just facing me.</p>
<p>Q. If you was so sure of his person how came you to let him go the night you was robbed?</p>
<p>Lynken. I was almost killed: I would have brought him to a watch-house, but all our people of our house persuaded me to come home; they said Mr. Crosby would be sufficient; I asked him again; he said he would be answerable for all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him by any other feature than his nose?</p>
<p>Lynken. By his face; he is tale.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you in company with any body on the 7th of June?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. At what public house were you together?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. At the Queen's Head, Chelsea.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you come away?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Between ten and eleven.</p>
<p>Q. Who came home with you?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Lynken.</p>
<p>Q. What happened to you as you were coming home?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. We were murdered and robbed in the next field before we came to the hospital.</p>
<p>Q. How many people attacked you?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. There were three. I was murdered and robbed upon the road.</p>
<p>Counsel for the crown to the Interpreter. The witness said assassinate; that is an intent to murder.</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I had not any defence; one took me on one side and one on the other side; they had some hanger, and one had a pistols; one gave me a stroke with a hanger.</p>
<p>Q. Which of the three used the pistol or the hanger?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. The pistol was fired, and the bullet went through my hair.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell which of them served you so?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I cannot say which fired the pistol.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see these three or any of them do any thing to Mr. Lynken?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. When they came up to me I saw Lynken on the ground.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether any of the three did any thing to Lynken?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. They did the same thing to Lynken as they did to me; they began with Lynken.</p>
<p>Q. What did they do to Lynken?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I do not know exactly.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Mr. Matchem there?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure of it?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Very sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you well consider you are upon your oath?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes, very sure.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not too dark for you to distinguish?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I know him too well.</p>
<p>Q. By what tokens?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. By his nose.</p>
<p>Q. By any thing else?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. By his nose and his queue.</p>
<p>Q. But may you not be mistaken and take this man for somebody else?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I am very sure.</p>
<p>Q. When he was first apprehended was you sure then?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. When I passed by Lord March's house I was sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sure of it when you first saw him afterwards?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Very sure.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go home to my Lord Egremont's that night?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No. He came to Lord Egremont's house a week after; Lord Egremont desired me to come and tell the truth of them that robbed us.</p>
<p>Q. Did my Lord Egremont or any body else bid you be cautious of what you said?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes, my Lord said so.</p>
<p>Q. Do you continue to be certain of the prisoner Mr. Matchem?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes, the same.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them distinctly at the time of the robbery?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes; I am very sure; I saw him very clear.</p>
<p>Q. When you overtook him by Lord March's house, was you sure it was him?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you express to Lynken at that time that you was sure that was the man?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Who was in company with you at the Queen's Head, Chelsea?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. There was Lynken, the hussar, and the French woman; the under butler was gone away before.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the French woman?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. A lady's woman.</p>
<p>Q. Who is she woman to?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. She left Mrs. Matthews.</p>
<p>Q. Who went home first from the Queen's Head?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. The hussar and this French woman.</p>
<p>Court to the Interpreter. You do not translate that exactly; he says the hussar and his mistress.</p>
<p>Q. When did the butler go away?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Two hours and a half before.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you go home with?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. The hussar went two minutes before.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060011"/>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. What liquor had you had, had you any liquor besides beer?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Four pots of beer and bread and botter.</p>
<p>Q. How much punch?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Two shillings worth of punch.</p>
<p>Q. How much beer?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Each one had a pot of beer.</p>
<p>Q. Whether the lady had a pot of beer?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. The woman drank the same.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts was you robbed?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Behind the hospital; I do not know the field exactly.</p>
<p>Q. How many persons did you see?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I saw four; the fourth person was at a greater distance; I don't know whether he belonged to them; there were no more than three that robbed us.</p>
<p>Q. How were the three near you dressed?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. There were two in light grey clothes; as much as I could see there was one in green clothes gave me a stroke with the hanger; I cannot tell the fourth, he was at such a distance, whether he was in light grey or dark grey.</p>
<p>Q. Did Lynken see that fourth man?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I do not know; Lynken was upon: the ground at this time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the pistol fired off?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I don't know which; they fired the pistol before they came upon me.</p>
<p>Q. Had any thing been said before the pistol was fired?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Q. How near was the man to you that fired the pistol?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Two or three yards.</p>
<p>Q. How was the man dressed that fired the pistol?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. He was dressed in the same light grey coat.</p>
<p>Q. Was any pistol fired before that fired at you?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes, one was fired at Lynken.</p>
<p>Q. How long was that fired before that fired at you?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Three or four minutes.</p>
<p>Q. What was done between the firing of the pistols?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. When they had done with Lynken they came upon me.</p>
<p>Q. Which man fired the pistol at Lynken?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Who fired the pistol at you?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I cannot tell which.</p>
<p>Court. What not of either of the pistols?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Q. Whether it was the ball of the first or second pistol went through your hair?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. It was the second pistol bullet passed through my hair.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the same man that fired a pistol at you as at Lynken, or were they fired by different men?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Whether the men had any arms besides pistols?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. One had a hanger or a sabre, and two had pistols.</p>
<p>Q. How was the man dressed that had they hanger?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. As much as I can guess he was dressed in green.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after you came out of the Queen's Head before you was robbed?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. After we came out we had passed two fields and were in the last field.</p>
<p>Q. How long in point of time?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I do not know the minutes.</p>
<p>Q. How long do you believe?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I do not know, I had no watch with me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Lynken knocked down?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I saw him on the ground when they laid hold of me.</p>
<p>Q. Did they come behind or before you when they knocked you down?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. They were behind me.</p>
<p>Q. Were they all behind you?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. One held me on each side and one before me.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw Lynken on the ground where were the three men?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. When they fell upon me I catched hold of the hanger with my hat and my hand.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it from the firing the first pistol till you was struck with the cutlass?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No more than three or four minutes before he knocked me down and robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you was struck with the cutlass before or after the second pistol was fired?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. The pistol was fired at first and then he struck me with the hanger.</p>
<p>Q. How long after this was it before you saw a man and a woman?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. We came as far as the turnpike without seeing any body else.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060012"/>Q. Whether the three men went away all together or separately.</p>
<p>Fiedelle. They were gone away, and the next was Mr. Matchem.</p>
<p>Q. Did you keep sight of them all the way, or were they out of sight?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. They were gone on the side down to the hospital.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose sight of them?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it from the time the three men ran away to the time you saw the man and woman?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I cannot tell the time.</p>
<p>Q. How long do you think it was?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. A quarter of an hour or twenty minutes; I cannot tell exactly because I kept my handkerchief on.</p>
<p>Court. Whether the people ran away towards Lord March's house or the contrary way?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. They ran towards the hospital.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you knew Mr. Matchem when you met him?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What coloured clothes was Mr. Matcham dressed in when you overtook him?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. A light grey coat.</p>
<p>Q. Whether Matchem offered to go before a magistrate?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you went to Mr. Crosby's?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. We called for watchmen; there were no watchmen to be found, and Mr. Crosby answered for Mr. Matchem.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you said any woman was in company at the time of the robbery.</p>
<p>Fiedelle. There was no woman in company at this time when we were robbed?</p>
<p>Q. Whether you ever said any woman was in company at the time of the robbery?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I never said so.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you ever appealed to any woman that Mr. Matchem was the person?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Q. Whether Lynken did appeal to any woman whether Mr. Matchem was the person?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Q. Whether Lynken said that any woman would swear to Mr. Matchem?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Lynken found this woman that had found Mr. Matchem near the hos and the woman said that this gentleman's full of blood, and he was quite in a tr.</p>
<p>Q. Whether there was any blood upon Mr. Matchem's coat?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I took no notice of this, only of his face.</p>
<p>Q. Whether Lynken asked the woman any questions whether Mr. Matchem was the person?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. This woman told Lynken he was the person.</p>
<p>Q. What did Lynken say to the woman?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Lynken said he would take him up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Lynken ask the woman any question?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. He asked her no questions.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see Mr. Matchem after that night?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. The next day.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see him?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. At Lord Egremont's.</p>
<p>Q. How many times did you see him on the Wednesday?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Once.</p>
<p>Q. What time on Wednesday did you see him?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. About four o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him at that time?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I knew him directly as he came into the house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you speak to him?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Questions from the Court.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you went along with Lynken in the morning to lay an information before Justice Fielding?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Q. When did you go?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. The next day.</p>
<p>Q. Was not the first time you went to Justice Fielding's the Thursday afternoon?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Not till Thursday afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before the Justice on Wednesday afternoon to lay a complaint against Matchem?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes, the day after the robbery was committed at five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was Lynken with you on Wednesday?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes; I was with Lynken, and my Lord's steward.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go with Lynken after you had seen Mr. Matchem at my Lord Egremont's?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. It was afterwards we saw Mr. Matchem at my Lord's.</p>
<p>Q. Had Lynken been before?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Yes.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060013"/>Q. Did he go to Justice Fielding's for the first time on Wednesday or Thursday?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go for the first time to Sir
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<p>Fiedelle. I do not know.</p>
<p>Counsel for the crown. Do you know Eleamor Smallbroke?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the woman examined at Lord Egremont's?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I have seen her.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen that woman this morning?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Q. Explain what you mean by white grey or light grey, point out a coat of the colour in court?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. It was the colour of that gentleman's coat, (a stone colour).</p>
<p>Court. How were the three men armed?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Two had pistols, one a hanger or a sabre.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the hanger?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. The man that was in green.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you while Lynken was knocked down and robbed?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Three or four feat off.</p>
<p>Q. Whether they were walking slowly or fast?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. They did not walk very fast, they walked very slow, we overtook them.</p>
<p>Q. After the three men had committed the robbery, did they ran away a great pace, or go slowly?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. They ran away a great part.</p>
<p>Q Whether you can tell the time there was between your being robbed and overtaking the man and woman?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. It might be a quatter of an hour or twenty mintutes.</p>
<p>Q. Whether the man appeared to be in any heat when you overtook him?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. He was in fear.</p>
<p>Q. Did you overtake Matchem, or Matchem overtake you?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I passed before him, he passed by the with a woman.</p>
<p>Q. Was Matchems first behind you; and then walked before you?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. He was behind me, then be passed before me, before Lord March's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever live with one Mrs. Violet as a servant?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been in England?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. Two years.</p>
<p>Q. At the time you stopped the prisoner with the woman, did you attempt to feel his pocket whether he had any pistol there?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. He had none.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure whether he had pistols or not at that time in his pocket?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I took notice that he had none.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you took notice at the time of the robbery whether they were small or large pistols they had?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. I took no notice.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take notice of their clothes when you did not take notice of their pistols?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. When the ball came through my hair I did not see the pistol, I saw the man that held me.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you and Lynken went together to Sir
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<p>Fiedelle. I went through my Lord's order; he ordered me to go to Sir John Fielding's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go before my Lord had called you and Lynken up to his apartments?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. We did not go before Lord Egremont had called to us.</p>
<p>Q. How can you be sure to the face of the prisoner, how near was he to you at the time he robbed you?</p>
<p>Fiedelle. He was the man that took me by the collar.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember these men being at your house on the 7th of June?</p>
<p>Carpenter. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember their going away from your house?</p>
<p>Carpenter. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What time of night was it?</p>
<p>Carpenter. Much about ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Had they been drinking?</p>
<p>Carpenter. Very little I believe; I came home about half an hour before they went away.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060014"/>Q. You saw them go out?</p>
<p>Carpenter. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with them?</p>
<p>Carpenter. Yes, a little; Lynken said they were going out of town; they frequently came over of an afternoon; we had a glass of punch; they appeared to me to be perfectly sober.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What liquor had they besides punch?</p>
<p>Carpenter. Their customary liquor is in the ground only porter.</p>
<p>Q. How much had they?</p>
<p>Carpenter. I was not at home.</p>
<p>Q. A publican does not reckon a man drunk if he can stand?</p>
<p>Carpenter. I know what drinking is.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>On Tuesday the 7th of June in the morning after breakfast, I had some business at home; I came into the city; I was at the change from eleven till two; I did some business with Mr. Wicks, a broker; I returned to the other end of the town, and dined with a Mr. Sutton, a wine merchant in Little Stanhope street, at two o'clock; after dinner I went home with a promise to return again to drink tea with them; I returned again at six o'clock; I live with my uncle in Hatton-street; I returned and drank tea with Mr. Sutton and his wife; I staid there till about a quarter after eight; there came some company in; I took my hat and bid them good night, and went away; it was a very pleasant evening; I went up to Hyde Park Corner; I went into the park and walked there on the right hand side of the Serpentine River up to Kensington Gardens; there I met with Mr. Man, who is apothecary to Lord Holland; I had done some business for him that day; he was in the gardens; he sat down upon the wall and we talked over the business I had done for him that day; I was some time with him; what it was o'clock then I do not know; when I parted with him I walked round with an intention of going into the gardens, but when I came I turned and walked along the road that leads from Basewater-gate to Grosvenor-gate; then I turned back to Basewater-gate; when I came back to the gate I met a Mr. Collet, who was a stranger to me; I had seen him once before, that was all; I was unacquainted with his name, place of abode and profession: we walked together gently till we came to Grosvenor-gate; there we turned back as far as the bar; we came back together again to Grosvenor-gate; I turned down Park-lane with an intention of calling upon a friend of mine, a Mr. Wood, a livery stable-keeper in Park-lane; I thought when I came to his door it probably might be too soon for him to be at home from the coffee house, as he generally spends his evenings with a friend at a coffee house, so I did not call; I went down the park to Piccadilly, with intention to call at the White Horse cellar, as I had some things a coming from Bath, and I wanted to write a letter to a bookseller at Bath to know when he might expect some books I had sent him; just as I crossed over I passed two men and a woman in company; they seemed much in liquor; one fell against me and pushed me off the pavement; I passed on and took no notice of them; after I had passed them a little way, one of the men came up to me and said in broken English, that I could hardly understand him, we have been robbed, you are one of the people that has robbed us; they pulled their handkerchiefs down from their faces and I saw they were bloody; they said you see how we have been used, we suppose you are one of the people that have robbed us; I said gentlemen I am sorry to find you so ill treated; you mistake, I am not the person that has robbed you, nor am I concerned with them, but to convince you of your error, if you will walk with me to a neighbour to whom I am well known, you shall know who I am, or you may walk home with me and see where I lived, or I added, I would go with them before any magistrate; they did not think proper to search me or any thing; another person came a contrary way with a woman, who I since find is a servant to Lord Egremont; they began relating the story to him, and he, before he had heard it through, struck me on the back of my head and knocked me down; I called out watch; no watch came, not any body that was near but these people; they all three assaulted me then in a violent manner; I really thought they intended to murder me; I called out for watch, but in vain; at last there came a person that keeps a public house on the other side of the way to my assistance, and one of his servants; after these people came to me, there came some other people with a candle, and these men that assaulted me attempted to
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060015"/> blow the candle out several times; but the people by this time got about and prevented them doing it; I prevailed upon them to go on to Mr. Crosby's who lives a little higher up; this was just by the Figure yard in Piccadilly; Mr. Crosby was gone or going to bed; I knocked at the door and begged they would come down and let me in, for I did not know whether I might not be knocked on the head, unless they came to my assistance; Mr. Crosby came down; he said, good God what is the matter! - I told him I was charged so and so by these men, let me in and let these two men in, and this man who came to my assistance; we all four went into his house; he heard the matter; I stated my case, and so did the men; what reason, says Mr. Crosby, have you to suppose such a thing of this person, for I know him extremely well, and cannot believe he could be guilty of such an action? they said they were induced to believe it from what a woman had told them, who said she knew I was one of the gang and would swear to my person; that this woman was a Dutch woman; where is she, said Mr. Crosby; she is at the door said they; she was called in; Mr. Crosby asked her, do you say that this gentleman has robbed these two men? no says she, I do not say any such thing; I have declared several times he is not the person; so she went out; soon after this there came by a coachman; he hearing the matter and seeing people at the door called at Mr. Crosby's to see who it was, for he said coming from Chelsea, passing by the Lock Hospital, he was robbed by three foot-pads; he came in, turned round, and said this is not the person, and went out again; they tore my shirt and struck me violent blows that next day rendered me insensible at times, that I did not know for half an hour the person that I was in company with; I applied to Lord Egremont at ten o'clock to state my case to him for redress; I then saw the first of these men that gave evidence in the porter's lodge, he saw me and took no notice of me; he did not appear to have the least knowledge of me; I was in the same coat as I was the night before; I returned according to my orders at one o'clock, as I was told his Lordship would be at home at that time; I saw my Lord; in passing through the hall I saw the other of these men, whose name I think is Fiedelle; I was shewn into his Lordship's room; I at first sent a note to let him know that the bearer begged to speak to his Lordship to state a case to him, which is all I remember to have said in the note; his Lordship kindly ordered me to be sent up stairs, and before he would hear what I had to say he insisted on my being seated; I stated my case to him; he said he was extremely sorry to hear that I had been treated so ill, but that he as yet was a stranger to the affair; that there was but one of these men his servant, and he was gone to Sir
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060016"/> Fielding's; then Mr. Crosby said let somebody else be sent for, who shall I go for? I said stop for Mr. Wood and Mr. Sutton; he went; I was going to retire to the porter's lodge to sit down; I was fatigued, it was extremely hot that day; the steward very inhumanely told me I should not, that I should stay and be where he pleased; at last I did draw back and sat down till Mr. Crosby returned; by this time the coach was ready; they came and told me the coach was ready, I must get into it and go to the watch house; we went to the watch house; I sat down in the coach; some time after that they drove to Sir
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<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Man. I am apothecary to Lord Holland.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known Mr. Matchem?</p>
<p>Man. Ten years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Man. an unblemished one.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Mr. Matchem at any time on Tuesday the 7th of June last?</p>
<p>Man. I was walking on the 7th of June in Kensington Gardens; about nine o'clock I met Mr. Matchem at Basewater-gate; I looked at my watch; then it wanted ten minutes of nine; I met him about nine near the Serpentine River; I seated myself on the wall; I asked him why he did not dine with me according to his promise; he said he could not get there in time, he had dined with Mr. Sutton, and drank tea there; I did not look at my watch at the time; I left him, so cannot be exact as to the time; I am positive when I first looked at my watch it wanted ten minutes of nine.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it when you parted from him?</p>
<p>Man. As near as I can tell it might be about twenty minutes after nine.</p>
<p>The Rev. Mr. Collett.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect seeing Mr. Matchem on Tuesday the 7th of June last?</p>
<p>Collett. I do: on Tuesday the 7th of last month I walked to Kensington, about two in the afternoon; I there met with a gentleman who is charge des affaires for Poland, Mr. du Charty, the Polish envoy; I dined with him at Kensington; about half after three there came in either three or four other Polish gentlemen or fortigners; two were Polish gentlemen; we dined and sat together till eight in the evening or thereabouts; at eight in the evening we all walked into the gardens; I believe the musick was there that night; I am not quite confident whether it was or no; we walked there till about nine; we then came to the gate commonly called Mount-gate, at which gate Mr. du Charty let out the three foreigners, and himself and me were only in company.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he let the foreigners out?</p>
<p>Collett. I apprehend about nine. We took a whole circuit round to the palace, and as near as I can recollect I believe I looked at my watch at the time I parted with Mr. du Charty, and it was about five or ten minutes past ten o'clock; he attended me to the gate, and then walked back; in a minute after I parted with him I met the prisoner at the bar on the outside of the gate.</p>
<p>Q. It was a fine evening I believe?</p>
<p>Collett. A very fine evening. I met this gentleman, the prisoner, outside the gate; I had seen him once before, but neither knew, his name, nor he mine; he addressed me, and said, sit, if you are walking homewards give me leave to accompany you; it was late; I said I should be glad of his company; we walked together to Grosvenor-gate; there we had a little conversation about a volume of Churchill's works I had with me; we turned back and walked to the bar; then we walked to Grosvenor-gate again, where we parted.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it when you parted with Mr. Matchem?</p>
<p>Collett. I apprehend it must be pretty near or full half an hour after ten when I parted with Mr. Matchem at Grosvenor-gate.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you mention the time you came out at the gate at Kensington Gardens?</p>
<p>Collett. I apprehend about five, or it might be ten minutes past ten, but I believe it was not quite so much as ten minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you never been in company with Mr. Matchem before?</p>
<p>Collett. Only once in company with him; he did not know my name nor This.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060017"/>Q. Which way was he going at that time?</p>
<p>Collett. He was passing the same way with me; we passed both to Grosvenor-gate; there we parted.</p>
<p>Q. Was he going on as you came out at the gate or passing by?</p>
<p>Collett. He was not the length of this Court off.</p>
<p>Court. You did not see him go out of the gardens?</p>
<p>Collett. No; but seeing him so near the gate I apprehended he had just passed the gate.</p>
<p>Q. Did he speak first or did you accost him?</p>
<p>Collett. He spoke first to me.</p>
<p>Q. There have been some enquiries made with regard to this matter in the newspaper; I see by the paper I have in my hand that the time is here mentioned to be between eight and nine that two gentlemen met.</p>
<p>Collett. I saw the advertisement at Kensington coffee house next morning; I said, good God, it must be me the person applies to; in consequence of which I called at Mr. Crosby's in Piccadilly, where the person was referred to; Mr. Crosby told me the prisoner was then in Bridewell, and begged for satisfaction I would go to him.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell who opened the door at the gardens to let you out?</p>
<p>Collett. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the gardener?</p>
<p>Collet. No.</p>
<p>Q. You are there very often?</p>
<p>Collett. I dine there five or six days in the week.</p>
<p>Counsel. The advertisement I allude to speaks of the party walking to Grosvenor Gate between eight and nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Collett. That was a mistake of the press, but that does not affect me in any measure; whether the advertisement specified the hour or not would not after my opinion of his being the person or not.</p>
<p>Q. You don't know who let you out of Kensington Gardens?</p>
<p>Collett. No.</p>
<p>Q. I want to know whether the man that let you out was a man you have seen many times before?</p>
<p>Collett. No.</p>
<p>Q. At what part of the walk did the conversation about Churchill's poems begin?</p>
<p>Collett. Almost immediately as we had passed the gate.</p>
<p>Q. He spoke to you first upon the subject?</p>
<p>Collett. Yes; he accosted me first.</p>
<p>Q. I mean upon the subject of Churchill's poems?</p>
<p>Collett. I cannot recollect whether he opened that subject or not.</p>
<p>Q. You had Churchill's poems?</p>
<p>Collett. Yes, I had had them in my pocket for a week past.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Polish envoy next day?</p>
<p>Collett. No, the day after.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with him?</p>
<p>Collett. Yes; I said there has happened an odd circumstance since I had the pleasure of parting with you; said he I saw it, you mean the advertisement in the paper. I told him the consequence of it; he said it was very happy that I was upon the spot.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know that this particular person was meant by this advertisement?</p>
<p>Collett. Because I was described personally: I forget the words of the advertisement, but they were to that effect.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the gentleman's name at that time?</p>
<p>Collett. No, neither he nor I knew one another.</p>
<p>Q. To whom then did you go?</p>
<p>Collett. To Mr. Crosby.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing to a Mr. - that you had like to have been robbed in Hyde Park?</p>
<p>Collett. No, I never hinted any thing of the kind.</p>
<p>Court. You did not part with him till past ten at night?</p>
<p>Collett. No, half an hour past I imagine.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the clothes on then that you have now?</p>
<p>Collett. I don't recollect; I believe in part I had.</p>
<p>Q. The coat?</p>
<p>Collett. I believe I had.</p>
<p>Q. I believe you had your education at Oxford?</p>
<p>Collett. No, at Trinity College, Cambridge.</p>
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<p>Q. I believe you keep the Barley Mow in Piccadilly?</p>
<p>Beardmore. No, my father does.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember seeing Mr. Matchem on Tuesday the 7th of June last?</p>
<p>Beardmore. Yes, very well.</p>
<p>Q. How came you first to take notice of him?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060018"/>Beardmore. About half pastotern o'clock I went to the door, saw several persons standing, and heard a great noise a cross the way; I took no notice of it for some time, till I heard a woman cry out; I went over and saw the woman; she appeared to be a Dutch woman; I asked her what was the matter; she answered in broken English which I could not understand. I went a little farther and saw the prosecutor, Lynken; he had hold of the prisoner by the collar; I asked him what was the matter; he said he had been robbed, and this was the person that had robbed him. The prisoner said, Gentlemen, to shew you that I am not the person, I will shew you where I live, or will go any where with you where you shall appoint. This did not seem to satisfy them; they would have him to the watch-house. I said it was of no use to take him to the watch-house, he would go any where; where they pleased; I asked Mr. Matchem if he knew any body in the neighbourhood; he said he knew Mr. Crosby, the tea dealer; we went to his house; he was gone to bed; we knocked at the door; Mr. Crosby looked out at the window and asked what was the matter; Mr. Matchem told him he had got into a fray, and would be glad if he would get up; Mr. Crosby got up and let him in; Mr. Crosby said, good God, what is the matter? Mr. Matchem said here are two servants have laid hold of me, and charge me with having robbed them, and say they will take me to the watch-house; Mr. Crosby said walk in Mr. Matchem; I will satisfy you, gentlemen, that he is not the person, he is a man of very good character, and take care what you say; we all went in, and the two Frenchmen were very much in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Did they appear to be both very much in liquor?</p>
<p>Beardmore. Yes; Fiedelle particularly, be could bardly speak be was so much in liquor. They said they had been robbed, and that there was a Dutch woman at the door would assert it; they called the woman in; Mr. Crosby asked if she saw these people robbed; she said it was a great lye, she never said any such thing.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how this woman came to be at the door if she knew nothing of the matter?</p>
<p>Beardmore. I cannot tell, she was by the prosecutor when I went over the way.</p>
<p>Q. If Fiedelle was so drunk, you could not I suppose understand half of what he said?</p>
<p>Beardmore. He could not talk English; I imagine he cried out pistol! pistol! that was all I could hear; he staggered vastly.</p>
<p>Q. Was he bloody?</p>
<p>Beardmore. A bit of his ear hung by a piece of skin; Lynken had a piece cut in his cheek, and their hands were very much cut.</p>
<p>Q. Perhaps this appearance of theirs was owing to their having been ill used.</p>
<p>Beardmore. They certainly were very much in liquor, Fiedelle more than the other a vast deal.</p>
<p>Q. Do you judge that by their reeling about?</p>
<p>Beardmore. By their walking about and by their talking.</p>
<p>Q. You could not understand by their talking because they did not speak English?</p>
<p>Beardmore. By Lynken's talking; when I went over the way they were talking French.</p>
<p>Q. Do you understand French?</p>
<p>Beardmore. No; but they appeared to be drunk.</p>
<p>Court. Was you present at any time when the prisoner was knocked down?</p>
<p>Beardmore No.</p>
<p>Court. Did he appear to be bloody, or have any blood upon his clothes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had been knocked down.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember seeing Mr. Matchem on Tuesday the 7th of June last?</p>
<p>White. Yes, between ten and eleven o'clock at night; it wanted about twenty minutes to eleven; I heard a talking on the other side the way; I stood some time; then I heard a woman cry out; I went over.</p>
<p>Q. What did you see?</p>
<p>White. I saw two or three Germans.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to Mr. Crosby's?</p>
<p>White. Yes, but I did not go in.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Lynken and Fiedelle?</p>
<p>White. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Lynken do any thing to Mr. Matchem?</p>
<p>White. I saw him strike Matchem three or four times somewhere about the breast I think; I cannot be positive to the particular part of the body he struck him in.</p>
<p>Q. What did he strike him with?</p>
<p>White. With his fist; we went and desired them not to use Mr. Matchem ill; Mr. Matchem
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060019"/> offered to go any where with them before any Justice; he said he had acquaintance in the neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. Was he searched?</p>
<p>White. No; he desired them to search him, but they did not; they were very much in liquor and bloody.</p>
<p>Q. Were both of them in liquor?</p>
<p>White. Yes; Fiedelle was more so than Lynken. There was a servant girl brought a candle; Fiedelle tried two or three times to put it out with his hat.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-1-person62"> James Crosby
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<interp inst="t17740706-1-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to bed on the 7th of June at, I think, a quarter before eleven o'clock; I had been in bed but a very few minutes when my servant, who lies in the kitchen with one of my children, alarmed me, and said that there was a gentleman at the door, who said his name was Matchem, surrounded by a mob, and in very great distress, that requested to be admitted; I made all the hasle down stairs I possibly could; I unfastened the shop door and the crowd endeavoured to press in very fast; Mr. Matchem and Lynken and Fiedelle came in first; Lynken and Fiedelle were both very much in liquor; but particularly Fiedelle; among them Mr. Beardmore and two or three had rushed in; Mr. Beardmore continued with me in the shop during the whole affair; I strictly examined both parties. I must observe to your Lordship that both Lynken and Fiedelle were very bloody, and were much wounded. I asked them what was the matter; they said they had been stopt in the next field to St. George's Hospital by three footpads; one dressed in light, the other two in dark coloured clothes.</p>
<p>Q. Did they say that?</p>
<p>Crosby. I had no conversation with Fiedelle; Lynken passed the whole examination (if I may be allowed to call it so) he being the soberest of the two; for Fiedelle was not articulate; he could scarcely speak, and that Mr. Matchem was one of them; I stood amazed; I asked him if that man had the appearance of being a footpad; Lynken said many a man made a great appearanc e in and about London, and nobody knew how they lived; I said that was a strange thing to say, that I knew Mr. Matchem to be a man of property, and I would have them to be careful what they said. I said I have one thing to offer, Mr. Matchem, take out your watch, give me leave to search your pockets; he consented; I took his gold watch out of his pocket; he took out some few shillings, I don't believe above five or six, and threw it on the compter; I turned his waistcoat and coat pockets inside out, and the linings, and said, this man you see has nothing offensive about him; has he the appearance of a highwayman? does this tally with the appearance of a man of that dangerous profession? Lynken said, Sir, there is a Dutch woman at the door that has followed us over the fields from the King's Head, at Chelsea, and she will swear it. I was glad of this opportunity; I went to the door and asked if there was a woman of Holland there; a woman came forward and was admitted; pray, madam, is this one of the people that robbed your friends and abused them in this manner? Sir, said she, it is the greatest lye that ever was spoke, for I never saw the man before in my life, and I never said any such thing: the woman withdrew. At about half after eleven o'clock there was a double knock at the door.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Matchem stay?</p>
<p>Crosby. Mr. Matchem staid till past twelve: they all staid.</p>
<p>Q. Then you turned the mob and people away?</p>
<p>Crosby. There were but few in the shop at this time.</p>
<p>Q. Then you had an opportunity of seeing more of them, did they afterwards appear to be drunk?</p>
<p>Crosby. They were; Fiedelle was very drunk indeed; the other was more sober. When I heard the double knock at the door, I asked who was there; a man replied that he was a coachman; that he had just set down some company, I think he said at Chelsea, and he had been stopt by three men between the King's Road and the Lock Hospital; two of the men were in dark coloured clothes and one-in light; I asked him whether Mr. Matchem was one of the men? the coachman smiled with I thought an air of contempt, and said, no, sir, he is not.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. You say Lynken made himself better understood than Fiedelle, and from thence you infer that he was not so fuddled as Fiedelle?</p>
<p>Crosby. He was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did Fiedelle give any account of himself?</p>
<p>Crosby. I did not ask him any questions because I could not speak French.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060020"/>Q. But you was present when Lynken gave an account of himself?</p>
<p>Crosby. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Was any violence made use of in order to get rid of this Dutch woman?</p>
<p>Crosby. No, none at all; she walked out peaceably and said it was the greatest lye that ever was.</p>
<p>Q. What did you think the lye was, that she never saw these men robbed?</p>
<p>Crosby. Yes; when we had got rid of this woman and the coachman it was then late; I advised them to go home to get washed, and get to bed; at last Lynken was rather more moderate than he had been in the beginning of this business; I said Mr. Lynken you have been very wrong in this affair and you must answer it at your peril; I am very conscious you have charged an innocent man, and I do not know where this matter will end; to which Lynken said with an air of indifference as he went out at the door, why he may be the man, but if he is not the man I would advise him to give himself no further trouble about the matter; Mr. Matchem bowed and said with an air of gravity, Sir, that is my affair; I was informed by Mr. Matchem on Wednesday that he had waited upon Lord Egremont; that his Lordship had received him with some indifference and asked him a few questions; that his Lordship could not give him an answer then; that it was an ugly sort of business, and he could give him no positive answer till he had enquired further into it, and desired him to call again the next morning at eleven o'clock. On that Wednesday evening between nine and ten o'clock when my people were shutting up shop and Mr. Stratford a gentleman of veracity, who is now in court, was talking with me upon business, Lynken came into the shop; I said to him with an air of chearfulness, how do you do to night, I am glad to see you, pray how do you find yourself; he said I am but very poorly, my Lord Egremont has sent for me this afternoon; he is very angry with me for the charge I made against Mr. Matchem; I am afraid I shall lose my place, and though I have been many years in this country I am a stranger in point of acquaintance I shall lose my place unless. I make this man atonement; for my Lora has said these words, you murdered the man or almost killed the man; upon which I said to him your best way will be to give up the name of the person who beat him so unmercifully in Piccadilly and I will do the utmost in my power to make this matter easy with Mr. Matchem, that be shall not persevere in his charge against you to Lord Egremont; he stretched himself over the compter and whispered to me it is our hussar; good God! said I, as this is the case how could you last night attempt to bring this matter home so close to this innocent man? he put his hand up to his neck and said the wounds that I had received in my neck by a pistol, and the two dressings I have received from Surgeon
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<p>Q. Did Mr. Stratford hear these words?</p>
<p>Crosby. Yes.</p>
<p>Counsel for the prisoner. He said I believe he is not the man, I am sure he is not the man - that what?</p>
<p>Crosby. That robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he then speak of the robbery or the sray in Piccadilly?</p>
<p>Crosby. The robbery; our conversation was about the robbery.</p>
<p>- Hennell. I am coachman to Mr. -</p>
<p>Q. Had you been robbed on the 7th of June?</p>
<p>Hennell. No, I was stopped opposite Chelsea College by three footpads; two were stout men in dark coloured clothes, the other was in light coloured clothes.</p>
<p>Q. At what time of the night was you stopped?</p>
<p>Hennell. I think it was about twenty minutes after eleven; the man in the light coloured clothes presented a pistol to me and ordered me to stop; I thought to get off without stopping; he said immediately stand; I said I did not know your business gentlemen, or I would have stopped before; but I have nobody in the coach, nor have I any money or watch; he opened the door and saw the coach was empty; they said we will not rob you coachman, but if your master had been in the coach we would have given you half a crown or a shilling; I said I am much obliged to you; I desired them to shut the coach door, which they did; afterwards I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060021"/> saw a mob in Piccadilly; I asked what was the matter; I was told a footpad was taken up; I said I had just been stopped myself; I got off my box and desired a man to look after my horses; I knocked at the door; Mr. Crosby let me in; I related the affair to Mr. Crosby and the prosecutor; Mr. Crosby asked me whether the prisoner was the person that stopped me; I looked at him and said directly that he was not the man; I said to Lynken and Fiedelle you are both intoxicated with liquor, and I think you are not capable of swearing to a man; Lynken said if I had this man and you both out in the street I would well lick you.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen of the Jury, do you think it necessary to examine any more witnesses?</p>
<p>Jury. My Lord, we are thoroughly satisfied.</p>
<p>Foreman of the Jury. Mr. Matchem, the Jury are of opinion that the case has turned out very much to your honour.</p>
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<p>Mr. Matchem. My Lord, I hope your Lordship will grant me a copy of my indictment.</p>
<p>Court. Mr. Matchem, your character is fully justified to the satisfaction of your country and your friends; they are a couple of drunken idle servants; I think it is not worth your while to take any notice of them; they were grosly mistaken as to your person I have no doubt: they were intoxicated; they had been beat and very much abused, and they seized upon the first person they light of.</p>
<p>Mr. Matchem was a second time indicted for robbing Fiedelle, but no evidence was given.</p> </div1>
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<p>(The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the prisoner.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and Hart Levi went to the prosecutor's house; the prisoner opened the door with a false key; I and
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<persName id="t17740706-2-person73"> Mordecai Levi
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> knew him very well, and knew that that was a particular night he was to go out to his club.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did go out and stay late that night; we had some prayers there; it is the night we receive the laws of a particular congregation that come together then, and we have some prayers during that ceremony.</p>
<p>Solomon. The time that we came there was between twelve and one o'clock; the prisoner stayed below;
<persName id="t17740706-2-person74"> Levi Hart
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> stood without doors; we broke open the one pair of stairs room; there was a chest of drawers on the left hand, and a cup on the chest of drawers turned upside down, which had a pair of buckles under it; next to that there was a halfpenny and a sleeve stone button; then we went to the other drawers; we took out five shirts and two muslin handkerchiefs in the drawer below two suits of clothes; two silver spoons in a tea chest; we took away a pair of shoes and a pair of sheets; we broke a chest and took some touch stones out; we left them, we did not like them; we took another box in which was a gold hat-band and stone knee buckles: all these things were carried to the prisoner's house; that Monday morning the prisoner and we had a conversation about parting with these things; it being the Jew hollidays the Jews would not deal for them; the prisoner said he knew where he could sell them; he came and told us he had parted with them; he brought three pounds twelve shillings; that was shared between us in Gravel lane; the prisoner said he had pawned the coat, waistcoat, and breeches for twenty shillings in Golden lane. They were about twelve minutes in the house.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Why did you not discover this when you was taken up?</p>
<p>Solomon. It was near a week after I was taken up before I was sworn as an evidence; I did not discover any thing till after I had been sworn as an evidence.</p>
<p>Levi. At the time he talked of confessing he said they were pawned for twenty shillings, but he would not tell where it was; three or four days after that, before he was sworn, he discovered it was in Golden lane, but he did not tell the name of the man where they were pawned, but described the house.</p>
<p>Q. from the Prisoner. Why did you not get the goods sooner?</p>
<p>Levi. I went that very afternoon or the day after to Golden lane; the pawnbroker did describe to me that he was a pock-freckled man and went by the name of Jones; he did not mention Golden lane till he was going to gaol or was in gaol.</p>
<p>Solomon. The prisoner told me the very morning of the 16th that he had pawned them in Golden lane. We went because we know of the club where they generally sat up as I understood, almost all night; this club happens once a year.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Golden lane with Mr. Payne, pawnbroker; I took in the clothes and the buckles of the prisoner; he came to our shop on the 16th of March by the name of Jones; from his pronunciation I said you seem to be a Jew; he said no I am not, but said his name was
<persName id="t17740706-2-person76"> William Jones
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I lent a guinea and a half upon them and the buckles all together; after I had been down before the Justice, I was directed to go down and see the man; I went with one of the men to the Compter, I saw the prisoner there; when we came to the gate the man that was with me looked at the prisoner who was side ways to me, and said is that the man? I did not immediately make any answer, but the man coming up towards us I was certain he was, and said yes, that is the man; I said to the prisoner you have seen me before; the prisoner said yes, but immediately catched it and said yes, I see you now.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Counsel. Did not you deny that he was the man?</p>
<p>Smith No, never; I said I believe you will see me again soon. (The prosecutor deposes to the clothes).</p>
<persName id="t17740706-2-person77"> David Isaac
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person77" type="given" value="David"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-2-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the person that went with Smith, the pawnbroker, to the Compter; the pawnbroker had described the man before he went into gaol; he said he was a pock-freckled man with a large mouth in particular; when the prisoner was walking in the yard I said that is the man, speaking from the description he had given me before; when we came towards him, Smith said, how do you do? you have seen me before; he answered immediately, yes; but recalled his words and said, yes, I see you now.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have a woman, a prisoner in the Compter at the time, to prove that when this man came with the pawnbroker he looked about and said he
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060025"/> did not know me. I know nothing about it; I have several people to prove I was at my own house.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-2-person78"> Stephen Jones
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person78" type="given" value="Stephen"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-2-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had a conversation with the prosecutor this day four weeks, and he said he heard that his property was in Golden lane; he said the pawnbroker said it was pawned by one
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> an Englishman, and not by a Jew.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-2-person80"> Solomon Solomons
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an old clothes-man; I went to a public house on the 15th of May about nine o'clock; it was ten minutes past eleven before we went to that place; the prisoner and I lodge in the same house; we were at the Three Jolly Blades, on the other side the way from our lodgings, about twenty minutes after eleven; we went home; the prisoner went up before me, and went into his room before me; it was near twelve o'clock before I had done my prayers; I did not go to sleep till near one o'clock I am sure; I was a full hour speaking with my wife in bed, and one thing or another; I locked the door after us and put the key in a particular place; I found it in the morning in the place where I put it over night and the door bolted; I had been in his company from nine o'clock; I found the prisoner in the house at the time I went there.</p>
<p>Solomon. It is the same house he says he was at; instead of going from the house to the prisoner's lodgings, the prisoner went directly to rob the prosecutor's house.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-2-person81"> Sarah Abrahams
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person81" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-2-person81" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him thirteen or fourteen years; I am a haberdasher in hardware; I have trusted him with valuable effects I believe him to be an honest man; he is a married man and lives with his wife.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-2-person82"> Sarah Butt
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person82" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-2-person82" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I work at needle work; the prisoner is a hardware man; he has a good character; I believe him to be an honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-2-person83"> Margaret Morrison
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person83" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-2-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him two or three years; I never saw any thing till now against his character.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-2-person84"> Deborah Brown
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<interp inst="t17740706-2-person84" type="given" value="Deborah"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-2-person84" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The pawnbroker said when he came into gaol that he did not know the man; I would not say it now in the situation I am in, as I have not a month to go of my time, if it was not true, and I never took an oath in my life before.</p>
<p>Q. Was you never upon your oath before at all?</p>
<p>Brown. No.</p>
<p>Justice Wilmot. I have often administered an oath to her many times.</p>
<p>Court. How came you to say you never was upon your oath before?</p>
<p>Brown. Not before such a court as this.</p>
<p>She received a very severe reprimand from the court.</p>
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<p>456. (M.)
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<p>457. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-4-off14 t17740706-4-cd15"/>. ++</p>
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<p>458. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17740706-5-person94" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-5-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 16th of June I saw the prisoner leaning over a bale at
<placeName id="t17740706-5-crimeloc19">Ralph's Key</placeName>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-5-off17 t17740706-5-crimeloc19"/>; I bid him go about his business; I recollected myself and ran to the bale and found something was taken out of it; there was a vacancy in the bale then that was not there when I landed it; I sought for the prisoner but could not find him till the afternoon; when I saw him at the further end of the key, I asked him what he had done with the silk he took out of the bale; he denied it; I observed he kept his hands about his belly, I put my hand into his bosom and took out the silk.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was standing Hughes came and bid me go about my business; I saw two men going up the gateway; they dropped this, I did not know what it was; I took it up and put it in my bosom; Hughes struck me on the
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<p>Hughes. I did strike him once.</p>
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<p>459. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17740706-6-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Wright: as I sat at the Green Dragon in Aldersgate-street, on the 7th of June, about twelve at night, I saw the prisoner bring the iron out of my master's yard; a young man that sat with me and I pursued him, and he put it down; I asked him where he had it from; he said out of Mr. Mott's yard; that is through ours; I said be that as it would, I would take them back; he d - d me, and said I should not; I brought them back; (the bars of iron produced); I know them to be my master's property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the bars of iron I had that night in the street; the bars produced are not them.</p>
<p>The prisoner called a master bricklayer, who had known him nine years, and gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>460. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17740706-7-off26" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a watch with the inside case made of base metal, and the outside base metal, covered with dogs skin, value 10 s. </rs> the property of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-7-off26 t17740706-7-cd27"/>. ++</p>
<persName id="t17740706-7-person105"> Elizabeth Alefounder
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<interp inst="t17740706-7-person105" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-7-person105" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I
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<placeName id="t17740706-7-crimeloc29">Petticoat-lane</placeName>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-7-off26 t17740706-7-crimeloc29"/>; the prisoner came in for some things he had in pawn; I had taken down this watch for a person that came to redeem it; I bid my little boy look the prisoner's things, and the prisoner said he would go and get some rolls; in the mean time when he was gone, I missed the watch; on his return I charged him with it; he denied it; then a woman that was in the shop talked to him in Hebrew, and then he owned he had taken the watch, and hid it in a cellar; he went with Taylor and brought it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-7-person106" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-7-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live within two doors of the prosecutrix; I saw a boy stop the prisoner; I went with him to Mrs. Alefounder's; she charged him with taking the watch; a woman in the shop talked to him in Hebrew; I bid her talk English; she then said that he said he had got the watch; then he went down on his knees, kissed Mrs. Alefounder's hand, and said he would bring the watch; I went with him down into a cellar just by, and he pulled the watch out of some rubbish, and said he would give me half a crown to carry in; I would not, but took him back with it. (The watch produced and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence. </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-7-defend102 t17740706-7-punish31"/> T </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>461. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17740706-8-off32" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-8-off32" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing 3 lb. wt. of tobacco, value 1 s. 6 d. </rs> the property of persons unknown,
<rs id="t17740706-8-cd33" type="crimeDate">June 18th</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-8-off32 t17740706-8-cd33"/>. ++</p>
<persName id="t17740706-8-person108"> Thomas Ward
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<interp inst="t17740706-8-person108" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-8-person108" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am one of the king's constables; I was charged with the prisoner; I searched him, and found this tobacco between his shirt and his skin (producing it.)</p>
<persName id="t17740706-8-person109"> George Augustus George
<interp inst="t17740706-8-person109" type="surname" value="Augustus George"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-8-person109" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-8-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was fourteen years old last October; I saw the prisoner at Brewer's Key take some tobacco out of a hogshead, and put it between his shirt and skin, and go up the gateway; I called Mr. Ward; he followed him and took him; Ward searched him, and found this tobacco upon him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I saw a man doing something under the gateway, I did not know what; when he was gone I went to see what it was, and found this tobacco and took it up.</p>
<rs id="t17740706-8-verdict34" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17740706-8-verdict34" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-8-defend107 t17740706-8-punish35"/> T </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>462. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17740706-9-victim113" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-9-victim113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-9-off37 t17740706-9-victim113"/> </persName> , privately in the shop of the said Richard </rs>,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-9-off37 t17740706-9-cd38"/>. *</p>
<persName id="t17740706-9-person114"> Richard Newton
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<interp inst="t17740706-9-person114" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-9-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-9-victim113 t17740706-9-viclabel39"/> and
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-9-victim113 t17740706-9-viclabel40"/>. On Monday the 27th of June, about eight in the evening, I took some things home to Oxford-road; when I returned I found the prisoner in custody in the shop, charged with stealing a petticoat; she begged me to forgive her as knowing her.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-9-person115"> John Dobson
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<interp inst="t17740706-9-person115" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-9-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a grocer: I live opposite the prosecutor; I saw the prisoner go into his
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177407060027"/> shop, take the petticoat, put it under her apron, and go out of the shop; I went and acquainted them of it; she was just crossed over the way.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-9-person116"> Thomas Murton
<interp inst="t17740706-9-person116" type="surname" value="Murton"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-9-person116" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-9-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Newton is my brother-in-law, I take care of his shop sometimes when he is absent; I took the prisoner with the petticoat upon her, on the information of the last witness. (The petticoat produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Q. Was the woman in liquor when you took her?</p>
<p>Murton. I cannot tell; she seemed very well to me; I took her about ten yards from the house.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have a plate in my head, and if I drink a little I do not know what I do. I am fifty years of age.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-9-verdict41" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-9-verdict41" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder5s"/> Guilty of stealing to the value of 4 s. 6 d </rs>.
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<p>463. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17740706-10-off43" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-10-off43" type="offenceSubcategory" value="returnFromTransportation"/> returning from transportation before the expiration of the time for which he received sentence to be transported </rs>.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-10-verdict44" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>464. (M.)
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-11-defend119 t17740706-11-alias-3"/>MOTT</rs>
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<interp inst="t17740706-11-defend119" type="given" value="ANN"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-11-defend119" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , was indicted for
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<interp inst="t17740706-11-off45" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-11-off45" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a silk cardinal, value 10 s. two linen caps laced, value 2 s. three linen handkerchiefs, value 1 s. a pair of shift sleeves, value 6 d. a pair of Bristol stone buttons set in silver, value 6 d. a linen checked apron, value 6 d. a pair of worsted hose, value 6 d. a pair of woman's stuff shoes, value 2 s. and two linen neckcloths, value 2 s. </rs> the property of
<persName id="t17740706-11-victim122" type="victimName"> John Turner
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<interp inst="t17740706-11-victim122" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-11-victim122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-11-off45 t17740706-11-victim122"/> </persName> ,
<rs id="t17740706-11-cd46" type="crimeDate">June 23</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-11-off45 t17740706-11-cd46"/>. +</p>
<p>Susannah, the wife of
<persName id="t17740706-11-person123"> John Turner
<interp inst="t17740706-11-person123" type="surname" value="Turner"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-11-person123" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-11-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I hired the prisoner as a
<rs id="t17740706-11-deflabel47" type="occupation">servant</rs>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-11-defend119 t17740706-11-deflabel47"/> on the 21st of June, at three shillings a week; she was to find herself; I weave; my husband is a
<rs id="t17740706-11-viclabel48" type="occupation">taylor</rs>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-11-victim122 t17740706-11-viclabel48"/>; I went out on the 23d of June, about three or four in the afternoon going to wash some things; it was not much past four when I returned; then I missed the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them); she was gone; I pursued her, but did not find her till next day; then I found her at the place she lodged at before she came to me; she had my cardinal on; in her pocket I found a pair of stockings, a cap, and two handkerchiefs.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-11-person124"> Susannah Devine
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<interp inst="t17740706-11-person124" type="given" value="Susannah"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-11-person124" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prosecutrix is my daughter: she came and told me she was robbed. When the prisoner was taken I entreated her to return the things; she said she would suffer the law. (The cardinal produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was distressed or I should not have done it: it is the first offence I ever committed.</p>
<rs id="t17740706-11-verdict49" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17740706-11-verdict49" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.
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<interp inst="t17740706-11-punish50" type="punishmentCategory" value="transport"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-11-defend119 t17740706-11-punish50"/> T </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>465. (M.)
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-12-defend125 t17740706-12-alias-4"/>CHARLES WILMORE</rs>
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<interp inst="t17740706-12-defend125" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-12-defend125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , was indicted for
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<interp inst="t17740706-12-off51" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<interp inst="t17740706-12-victim128" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-12-victim128" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ,
<persName id="t17740706-12-victim130" type="victimName"> Robert Barker
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<interp inst="t17740706-12-victim130" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-12-victim130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and
<persName id="t17740706-12-victim132" type="victimName"> Charles Bill
<interp inst="t17740706-12-victim132" type="surname" value="Bill"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-12-victim132" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17740706-12-victim132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740706-12-off51 t17740706-12-cd52"/>. *</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-12-verdict53" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>466. (M.)
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<p>469, 470. (2d M.)
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<p>Gerrard de Costa. I have a room in the same house with Mr. Vandamme: our rooms are both up one pair of stairs. On the 19th of May, the day the robbery was committed, I locked my door, and went out about one o'clock at noon; I returned about three-quarters after eight in the evening; I went up stairs, and found Mr. Vandamme's door open; I went in and found the bureau open, and all the things mentioned in the indictment were taken out; I saw them all in the drawers at noon; I found a gold ring in the room the next day: I had the care of the movements.</p>
<p>Vandamme. I left London the 26th of April; I left a drawer open which Mr. de Costa had access to; he was to give the work out to the men; I cannot say how many shirts I lost; I am sure there were ten in the second drawer. Two pair of Dresden ruffles had been offered to a pawnbroker. but he would not take them in. I found three shirts at Mr. Macklin's. Henshaw knows all about it; he is a watch-finisher, and works for me.</p>
<persName id="t17740706-15-person150"> John Dixon
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person150" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This watch (producing it) I found upon Allies when I took him; the maker's name has been erased out, and
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person152" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The watch was brought to me by
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who is brother-in-law to Allies; I took out the name Anderson, and the letter R, and put in Allies; the number before was 1449; I took out part of the four, and let it stand as a one.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Mr. Vandamme's house: I give work out, and take it in in his absence: I am a watch finisher. On the 26th of April, Mr. Vandamme went to the movement-maker's, and brought home a dozen and a half of movements; he put them in the upper drawer of the bureau; I had an order to receive three dozen in his absence; I received two dozen and eleven; one was sent to the case-maker's, to have a case made to it; Mr. Vandamme desired what I did not send to the workmen to put in the drawer of the bureau; I put in eleven, and there were eighteen there before; I took one out; twenty-seven were taken away, and one left; the watch produced is my finishing. My room is up three pair of stairs. Mr. de Costa brought six boxes up to me the night before, the 18th of May, and asked me if I wanted them; I bid him put them in a drawer in the bureau. Upon his cross examination he said the robbery was committed on the 19th of May, that some of the things were brought home the 26th of April, that he saw them on the 15th of May, and that Allies was taken, and the watch found upon him the 13th of June.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchmaker: I had these seven movements (producing them) of Mince; I had known him some time; I looked upon him to be a very honest man. I bought them the 24th of May, and they remained as they are in the drawer, till the 10th of June, and then hearing the prosecutor was robbed of watch movements, I enquired who was the maker of them, and was told one Ryland; seeing R upon them, it struck me; I went and informed the prosecutor of it; he said he believed they were part of his; Mince has done work for me; he said he took them for work he had done.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Ryland: these movements are great part of them my own work; they were made for the prosecutor: they are sunk frames; we make none of that sort for any person but Mr. Vandamme; they are for exportation.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person157" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have thirteen movements I bought of Mince, the prisoner, the 21st of May. He has worked for me fourteen or fifteen years: he always acted just and upright.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. You told me you knew they were stole when you bought them.</p>
<p>Seymour. I never said any such thing.</p>
<p>Harrop. They are my own work; I picked them out of a great many more.</p>
<p>Seymour. I bought them on Saturday, and took them to pieces on Monday.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; I have three shirts (producing them); one I received of Mince, the prisoner, on the 13th of June; two were brought by a woman in the name of
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person159" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; I suppose by the number in my book, about an hour after. Mince had been on the Saturday before to pawn a shirt for one shilling and sixpence; he talked a good while; I took notice of him, and am sure he is the man that brought this shirt.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The mark is taken out, but it is Holland's; it is easily to be known; I have them made abroad; they are a particular linen, I can positively swear to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner Allies brought me a watch to be rectified; I carried it to Mr. Bailey; Allies came two days after, and asked if it was done; I said, no; he asked if it would be
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 19th of May, as I was coming from work, between seven and eight in the evening, I saw three men at Mr. Vandamme's door; two stood on the middle step, and one leaning his shoulder against the window; I am sure the prisoners are two of the men.</p>
<p>Allies's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought the watch of a Jew at one Mr. Deadman's house.</p>
<p>Mince's Defence.</p>
<p>The things I had I bought in trust for some work I did; one Mr. Chambers will prove it, who saw me buy them.</p>
<p>For Mince.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-15-person162" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Mince about a twelve-month: I go a washing.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his buying any shirts?</p>
<p>Warren. I know of his wife buying three or four in Rag Fair, old ones; I believe I should know them again.</p>
<p>Q. When was it she bought them?</p>
<p>Warren. About three or four weeks ago.</p>
<p>Q. It is common for poor people to buy second hand linen there I believe?</p>
<p>Warren. Yes. (A shirt shewn her). This is one of the shirts, but there is another got two pieces on the shoulder.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know this shirt is one?</p>
<p>Warren. Because the wristbands are newer than the shirt; she took off the wristbands that were very bad, and put those new wristbands on.</p>
<p>Court. Are the wristbands the same cloth as the shirt?</p>
<p>Warren. No.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The shirt was wristbanded in October last.</p>
<p>Q. Pray be a little certain about the time it was bought.</p>
<p>Warren. I cannot.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am sure it was my linen, and in the state it was in when in my possession.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner's wife put the wristbands on?</p>
<p>Warren. No; I saw her making the wristbands to put on one of the shirts; I cannot be positive it is this shirt.</p>
<p>- Curmelian. I am a watch-case maker: I know Mince.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where he was on the 19th of May last?</p>
<p>Curmelian. I cannot be positive.</p>
<p>Q. to Ernest. Are you sure you saw both the prisoners at the door?</p>
<p>Ernest. It is hard to swear to persons; I did not stop to look at them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-16-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . A watchman came to me at five in the morning, and informed me he had watched some people with bags into a house; that he thought they had stole something; I went with him to the house and found the prisoners with the fowls.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-16-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 2d of June I saw Austin and Atkins, coming by the turnpike, at the end of the road; that goes from the back lane up to the London Infirmary; each of them had a bag on his shoulder; I stopped to let them pass me; I imagined they were thieves, and followed them through Wellclose-square to this house; they pulled up their bags by the way and the geese cackled; I watched them into the house, and then went and informed Farrell and another man; we went directly, and took the prisoners in the house.</p>
<p>Atkins. The woman of the house will take her oath we are not the lads that brought the fowls into the house.</p>
<p>Reading. I am very sure they are the men.</p>
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<p>Austin's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of it than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Atkins's Defence.</p>
<p>The woman of the house,
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<p>Q. to the watchman. How long were they in the house before you took them?</p>
<p>Reading. About half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure they are the men that had the fowls on their backs?</p>
<p>Reading. Yes, when they went in they laid their bags down, and the fowls screamed again; there were three fowls dead under the bed.</p>
<p>For the prisoners.</p>
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<p>Q. Some fowls were brought to your house, do you know where they came from?</p>
<p>Creamer. I do not know; I never saw any of them till I saw one dead in Farrell's hand.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never did such a thing in my life; I was discharged on the Saturday following.</p>
<p>Lewis. He was discharged before I informed my master of it.</p>
<p>Crutchfield. I discharged him for abusing me.</p>
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<p>Q. Was it light?</p>
<p>Beckenham. No, not very light; they kept me about ten minutes; Madan put a pistol in my mouth and stood by me so long I am pretty. sure he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear positively to him?</p>
<p>Beckenham. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you very sure?</p>
<p>Beckenham. I am very positive; Brannen took the watch out of my pocket; Madan swore several times if I did not give him the watch he would blow my brains out; I said the other
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<p>Madan. He swore before Sir John that I was not the man.</p>
<p>Beckenham. I never said any such thing; when I was robbed there was another man with me; Madan stopped him and the other man me; Madan took about four things from the man, and sent him away directly; then he came up to me and put the pistol in my mouth.</p>
<p>On his cross examination he said it was on a Saturday, about a quarter after ten at night; that it was darkish, but that he could see the men; that he was more frightened afterwards than at the time; that he described them to the Justice, but did not see them for five weeks after the robbery; that he had no doubt about the men; that he, (the prosecutor), lived with are Mr. Willoughby at Islington. (The coat produced in court).</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-18-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I went to Illford after Brannen; as I was returning back I met him and two other men; I went up to Brannen, he threw these pistols into a ditch; I took him, the others made their escape; they were taken next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-18-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I unscrewed the barrel and took three pieces of lead out of one; the other is loaded now; Blanchard Clarke and I went next morning to search Brannen's lodgings, and there we took Madan in bed, but found nothing on him.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. What sort of a pistol was it he put in your mouth?</p>
<p>Beckenham. A small one; I put my tongue in the hole of it.</p>
<p>Barnett. When I took Madan in bed he got up and put a coat on the colour of that; I will not swear that is it.</p>
<p>For Madan.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-18-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 9th of April Brannen was drinking at my house, the Lion and Lamb in Golden Lane, from between seven and eight o'clock till he went to bed with one Conner; he lodged between nine and ten weeks with me; he went to bed about a quarter before eleven; Brannen and Conner lay together.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you fix upon that night?</p>
<p>Lennan. That night I lent Conner four shillings and sixpence to buy him a shirt; it was a Saturday.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any memorandum of it?</p>
<p>Lennan. I put it down in my book.</p>
<p>Q. Have you the book here?</p>
<p>Lennan. No, it is at home, I did not know it was material. (He is sent home with an officer for the book). </p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-18-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Mr. Fife's the Red Lion in Whitecross-street some time in April last; there was a wager laid between me and Brannen about his shewing me two guineas; the wager was given for me; Brannen would not pay it; at that time the coat was produced, Brannen cliamed it; Madan said he would not return it to him till he gave me the half guinea; I saw it afterwards on Madan. (The coat shown him).</p>
<p>Q. Is that the coat?</p>
<p>Hatchburn. Yes: Brannen fetched the coat from above stairs, and Madan said he would not return it till he paid me my half guinea; this was the latter end of April or the beginning of May; Madan wore the coat afterwards for a fortnight.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. When he put the pistol in my mouth he put his hand upon my eyes, and I pulled it away two or three times; he said if I pulled it away any more he would blow my brains out.</p>
<p>Q. from Brannen. Did not you swear to the 13th of April on Saturday night?</p>
<p>Beckenham. No, I never swore any such thing.</p>
<p>Lennan returned with the book, and the entry of the 9th of April appeared to be interlined.</p>
<p>- Leigh. I am clerk to Sir John Fielding: on the first examination he did not swear to Madan; he did not say he was, nor that he was not the man; on his second examination he was asked why he did not swear to Madan before;
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<p>Q. Did you lie with her?</p>
<p>Holmes. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in liquor?</p>
<p>Holmes. Yes, but I knew what I was about.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give her the shilling you promised her?</p>
<p>Holmes. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What silver had you?</p>
<p>Holmes. In all three or four shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give her the shilling as you came away?</p>
<p>Holmes. No, before.</p>
<p>Q. Was you concerned with her upon the bed?</p>
<p>Holmes. Yes; she went down stairs; I missed my money directly; my breeches were taken from under the bolster; I found them at the side of the bed when I got up; I ran down stairs in my shirt when I missed it; there were a great many women in the house; I could not see the prisoner at that time, but made a noise about my money and came up stairs again; the landlady of the house followed me with a candle; she brought me half a crown and my knee buckles; I put my breeches on, and went down stairs; there I saw the prisoner; I seized her.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had five shillings and three-pence in your pocket?</p>
<p>Holmes. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had not agreed to give the five-and-three-pence for the old hat had you?</p>
<p>Holmes. No.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you felt your quarter guinea when you gave her a shilling?</p>
<p>Holmes. The quarter of a guinea was in my fob, the money in my pocket, I thought I
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Whether when I was in bed with him there were not some hands under the bed?</p>
<p>Holmes. There was nobody near the bed we were in; there was a woman in another bed in the room with my partner.</p>
<p>Q. After you had been concerned with the woman did you fall asleep?</p>
<p>Holmes. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then how could she take your breeches from under your bolster without your knowing it?</p>
<p>Holmes. I got to the nearest side of the bed to the door; she would not let me he there, but moved me on the other side, so I shifted the breeches under my head, and she put her pocket or something under my head, where my breeches were.</p>
<p>Q. How could she get the breeches from under your head without your perceiving it?</p>
<p>Holmes. I thought she was only taking the things she had laid under my head; I perceived her put her hands under my bolster just before she got up and went down stairs; I did not think she was taking my breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Then it was not the other woman that took it?</p>
<p>Holmes. I am certain it was not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming down Rosemary-lane; he picked me up, and asked me if I had got an old hat to sell or give him; I said I had one, I would either sell it or give it him; he went to the Ship in Wells-street, and drank part of three pots of beer there; he asked to go home with me; then he asked me to go to bed with him; I said I did not chuse it without a present; said he I will give you sixpence; I said I would not go to bed for that; he said he would make me a further present in the morning; we all went up together; I gave him the hat; first he said he would make me amends for the hat in the morning; we went up stairs; he undressed himself; there were two young women in the room at the same time, when he charged me with this; he asked me whether I had got any money; I said I would strip and he might search; he went up again; one
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<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Watson. I know he had it before we went into the house, because I gave it him myself but a little before.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give it him for?</p>
<p>Watson. For paying his wages.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a master carpenter?</p>
<p>Watson. No; my master gave it me to pay him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lie with another woman in the same room?</p>
<p>Watson. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did she ever stir out of bed after these two people went to bed?</p>
<p>Watson. Never.</p>
<p>Q. How near is your bed to theirs?</p>
<p>Watson. One on one side of the room, the other on the other; we all went in to bed together.</p>
<p>Q. Was any woman near the bed where Holmes lay with Bridgman?</p>
<p>Watson. No; she took her clothes in her hand, at the same time his breeches were gone; he jumped out of bed, and said, partner, lets go; he kicked his breeches; then he run down stairs in his shirt, and came up again, and a woman came and gave him half a crown, saying she had searched this woman, and could find only half a crown, and a pair of knee buckles upon her.</p>
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<p>Q. How do you imagine the bolts were pushed back?</p>
<p>Barrett. The door in the passage and dwelling-house, door are so old and wore, I believe they might on the outside casily push back the bolts with a knife; when I came down stairs it was break of day, a little lightish; I missed a bottle of anniseed with a bottle of gin; I filled these two bottles the night before. We went down to the watch-house, and the first thing I observed was a bundle wrapped in a handkerchief; I said that I know to be Waters's handkerchief; I saw it upon him the day before; my niece and I got to the watch-house; the watchmen had taken up all the three prisoner in the lane; I knew Waters very well, because his mother chaired for us, and he used often to be backwards and forwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-23-person238" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went down and found the door broke open. I lost the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them). I attempted to lock the door at night that went into the lane, but it went hard; I could not lock it myself, my uncle did it; he bolted both the doors at that time, which was between eleven and twelve o'clock. I went down to the watch-house with my uncle, and saw the handkerchief lie there; I took it to be Waters's.</p>
<p>Q. from Waters. What do you remember it by?</p>
<p>Slancy. He was in the yard whilst I was hanging up some things to dry; he had the handkerchief round his neck, and I observed this hole in it (pointing it out) I found two or three coloured aprons in it, tied up, which are mine. As my uncle and I were going down to the watch-house, we found a bottle of gin in the lane marked with M.</p>
<p>Prosecutor I do not remember that I put the cork marked M into the gin bottle; I thought I put a cork marked W into the anniseed bottle.</p>
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<p>Slancy. That is part of a slip of cloth I cut in two the night before; that piece was taken away, the other part was left. (They were compared and tallied exactly).</p>
<p>Edwards. Before I searched the prisoners I went to see what mischief was done, and found many things dropped about the lane, particularly that check handkerchief with three aprons in it; I brought it into the watch-house; they were all scattered about except this bundle; that I found at the entrance of Little Red Lion-court,</p>
<p>Q. Were all these things dropped in those places where you saw the prisoners?</p>
<p>Edwards. They were dropped in that court, and between there and the watch-house. I found two or three bricks pulled off the wall, which goes out of Mr. Barrett's yard into the lane; I found the apron at the entrance of Red Lion-court, and the bundle at the end of it, I first saw them in Charter-house-lane; they turned into Red Lion-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-23-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The beadle and the watchman brought the prisoners to the watch-house, saying nothing about them, I was going to dismiss them; I thought it better to lend the beadle out; he brought in all these things; that raised
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<p>- Sparrow. I heard something falling; it was day break; I saw a watchman and the three prisoners.</p>
<p>All the prisoners, in their defence, said they had been hunting a wild bullock from Smithfield till two or three in the morning, which was the reason of their being out so late.</p>
<p>Waters's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was running up Red-Lion-lane I kicked my foot against a bottle of anniseed; I took it up and put it in my pocket.</p>
<p>Hopkins's Defence.</p>
<p>I picked that up in the lane too.</p>
<p>For Donaldson.</p>
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<p>Thomas Hill. I have known Donaldson from a child: he was to have been apprenticed to me; I should be glad to take him apprentice now.</p>
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<p>For Waters.</p>
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<p>For Hopkins.</p>
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<p>Another witness gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought the jacket of a man that was going to sea, and wanted money to pay his passage to Gravesend; I gave him eight shillings for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-26-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's the same forenoon, in consequence of which the prisoner was apprehended about three o'clock in the afternoon in a hackney coach; she had with her the green knives and forks, a black silk hat, and four spoons, and she had one of my shifts on.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-26-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Masterman, a pawnbroker; the prisoner came to me on Friday the first of July, in the afternoon, and wanted me to lend her two guineas upon four table spoons; I stop'd her; she said Miss Mead in Portland Row had sent her; I asked her why she came so far; she said Miss Mead had just been arrested for 60 l. and was then in Fuller's rents, and she came to the first house; my master proposed I should go and inquire about it, but the made an excuse, and said she did not chuse to be seen by us; she said she would go and bring a note from her. (The things produced and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-26-person271" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker at the Seven Dials. On the first of July, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I took in a table cloth of the prisoner. (The cloth produced and deposed to by Harriot Mead.)</p>
<p>Humphry Bladon. I am a pawnbroker. I took in a black clock of the prisoner; I delivered it to the prosecutrix.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I left it in a hackney coach last night.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-26-person274" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the first of July the prisoner came to my apartment, and said her mistress was arrested and was in a spunging house, and desired me to let her bring a box of things she wanted to raise a few guineas on; she brought the box; she went away again and fetched the keys, and took the things out to pawn; she sent a porter back to desire me to come to Mr. Dobree, the pawnbroker, in Holborn, to give her a character; I went to the pawnbroker's; he asked me if I knew the woman; I said yes, several years; I said I knew nothing of the things, only she said her mistress was in distress; from there we went with some things to Mr. Masterman's; she received two guineas there, and then she wanted to buy some ear-rings. I said I thought it not right to spend her mistress's money; the lad hearing what I said stopt her.</p>
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<p>Prosecutrix. I never was arrested, nor ever gave her any authority to pawn my things.</p>
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<p>488. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17740706-27-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner brought these two pair of stockings (producing them) to my shop on the 30th of April, and on the fourth of March he brought a pair of ruffles, he said his name was Harrison; seeing the name of R. on them, I asked him if they were his, or if his name was Harrison, how that mark came upon them; then he said he pawned them for one Roberts; when he came the 4th of March, he told the same story.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740706-27-person281" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 2d of April the prisoner brought two pair of stockings to me; he said his name was
<persName id="t17740706-27-person282"> George Harrison
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<p>Prosecutor. I have no doubt but these are my stockings.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>On the 20th of March I went as a servant to Mr. Russell; he said it was a custom with him to settle with his servants the first of every month for their board wages; accordingly he paid me up to the first of April; on the first of April, not having money enough to support me for my board wages till the month expired, I pawned some of these stockings; when I gave Mr. Russell my bill, on the first of May, he paid me; he said he was going into the country; I did not redeem the stockings from this place that day; the next time I gave him a bill of 3 l. 6 s. 6 d. for board wages for a month, and other things laid out; he did not pay me; I asked him for the money; he not making me any answer the second time I asked him for it, that was the third of June, I called Mr. Russel from the dining room to the bed room; I said I was distressed for money, and therefore had been obliged to leave some of his stockings in pledge; he never missed them nor I believe had any suspicion of their being in pledge till I told him; it I had meant to have defrauded him of the stockings, I should imagine no man will suppose I should have produced the duplicate of the stockings.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Russell. Did he tell you of all the stockings?</p>
<p>Russell. When he was delivering over the things he had in charge after I had dismissed him my service, when he came to the drawer in which these stockings were deposited, before he opened the drawer, he said, Sir, I ask your pardon, but I have been a little distressed for money, I have pawned your stockings, if you will give me money in part of my wages, I will go and redeem them; I said nothing; I told him to give me an account of the things.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say how many he had pawned?</p>
<p>Russell. He said all the stockings missed out of that drawer were pawned; I knew nothing of the ruffles being pawned till they were produced before the Justice.</p>
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