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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070001"/>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 7th, Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th, Saturday the 10th, Monday the 12th, and Tuesday the 13th of DECEMBER, 1774.
<p>In the Fifteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the First SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>Taken down in SHORT-HAND by
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<p>NUMBER I. PART I.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Sold by T. BELL, (No. 26.) the Top of Bell-Yard, near Temple-Bar.</p>
<p>[PRICE SIX PENCE.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>The *, +, ++, and ~, refer to the Judges by whom the Prisoners were tried.</p>
<p>(L.) London Jury.</p>
<p>(M.) First Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>(2d M.) Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
<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. Consider the lives of these three men are at stake. Did you take sufficient observation of their persons to be able to swear to them?</p>
<p>Gill. I am very positive and clear that they are the persons: I took great observation of them while they were robbing me; it was a clear moon-light night.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-1-person57"> Jane Wellsman
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person57" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person57" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I was along with the last witness at the time he was robbed, he was going with me to Newington, where I lodge. As we were walking from Ball's Pond turnpike towards Kingsland turnpike, at about a quarter before nine o'clock, the prisoner Rogers came to me and demanded my life or my money; I jumped off the causeway into the road and told him I did not know what he meant, I had no money, and I called the watch; he told me if I called the watch any more he would knock my brains out: I told him if he would not hurt me I would give him all my money; he said he would not; I gave him some halfpence, he said this is not all, I told him if he would have patience I would give him all; he said he would take it out if my pocket himself, I said he should not do that, but I would give him all; I took out 4 or 5 s. he said he would feel whether I had not more, then another man came up and stood at my side or held me, I can't be sure which, while Rogers felt in my pocket, but he found no more; then he shook hands with me, said it was necessity had drove him to it, and wished me a good night. There were three men in all. Mr. Gill was a few yards from me at the time. I think I know all the prisoners, but I can't be positive to any but Rogers; I knew Rogers again as soon as I saw him, he was dressed in a darkish, reddish great coat with a velvet collar; he wore his hat cocked up on each side and flapped before.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-1-person58"> John Lucas
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person58" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Mackaway a pawnbroker in Shoreditch; these pair of buckles (producing them) were brought to me upon the 18th of October, between seven and eight in the morning by
<persName id="t17741207-1-person59"> Sarah Taylor
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person59" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person59" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and a man, who I think was
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person60" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; they wanted half a guinea upon them; I offered to lend 8 s. they were dissatisfied and went away, but Taylor returned again alone and took 8 s. Taylor produced the buckles.</p>
<p>Gill. These are my buckles.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-1-person61"> William Lawrence
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person61" type="given" value="William"/>
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<persName id="t17741207-1-person62"> John Tubb
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person62" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> deposed, that in consequence of an information they had received, they took Rogers, Oxtoby, and Horton, who were in company together at a public house, near Portland Square.</p>
<p>Rogers's Defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent as a child unborn; I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17741207-1-defend46 t17741207-1-deflabel7"/>, I lodge at Mr. Bucker's in Kingsland Road; I was at home and a-bed at the time.</p>
<p>For Rogers.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-1-person63"> John Stevens
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person63" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Rogers about five years, he has worked very hard ever since I have known him for Mr. Adams, of the Adelphi.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person64" type="surname" value="Levingston"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person64" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Clerk to Messrs. Adams' brick-kilns at Totenham-court. Rogers and Oxtoby worked there great part of the summer: Horton has worked there near two
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person65" type="given" value="Martha"/>
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person66" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person66" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person67" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person69" type="given" value="John"/>
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person70" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-1-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ,
<persName id="t17741207-1-person71"> Francis Ferne
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<interp inst="t17741207-1-person71" type="given" value="Francis"/>
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<p>Oxtoby's Defence</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the robbery. I bought them buckles of one
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<p>Horton's Defence.</p>
<p>I am very innocent of the affair.</p>
<p>Taylor's Defence.</p>
<p>I went with Oxtoby when he pawned the buckles, I thought he came honestly by them.</p>
<p>ROGERS, Guilty,
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<p>OXTOBY, Guilty,
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<p>HORTON, Guilty,
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<p>TAYLOR,
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<p>*** They were
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<p>4. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17741207-2-person78"> Thomas Wintle
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<interp inst="t17741207-2-person78" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-2-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 4th of November about 9 or 10 in the forenoon, going along
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to work on the keys, there being nothing to do, as I came back through the city, I found this handkerchief on the ground, I never had my hand in the gentleman's pocket, I am as innocent as a child unborn</p>
<p>The prisoner called his serjeant, who gave him a good character as a
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<p>5. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17741207-3-person83" type="given" value="William"/>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17741207-3-victim82 t17741207-3-viclabel21"/>. On the 27th of October between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into my shop, he said he had burst the upper leather of his shoe, and asked my man to give him credit for a pair of shoes, I bid my man tell him I would do no such thing, then he came through the shop to me, and said he lived in credit, that he knew several people in the neighbourhood, whose names he mentioned; I thought he might be distressed and agreed to let him have a pair. As soon as he was gone out of the shop, a person came in and said he had robbed me, my man went after him, and brought him back, and these two pair of shoes, (producing them) were found in his pocket, he took them out of his pocket himself before the constable came.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-3-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Skuse On the 27th of October, the prisoner came to my master's shop, and asked if my master was at home, I said yes, he said he had had a misfortune with his shoe, he lifted up his foot and shewed me the upper leather of his shoe was burst; I told him to sit down, and I would sit him with a pair, he said he had another misfortune, he had no money about him, I told him my master would not trust any body, he said he lived in good credit and his name was Collins, and desired me to go and ask my master, who at last, told me to let him have a pair of shoes, the first pair I fitted on he did not like, I fetched another pair, tried them, and said they would do very well, I put the other shoes on his feet, and he bid me good night and went out; as soon as he was gone out, a young man came in, and told me he looked through the window and saw the prisoner take two pair of shoes; I went after him, he was then stooping and taking off the new shoes and putting on his old ones, I brought him back and charged him with having shoes about him that did not belong to him, he then pulled them
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<p>
<persName id="t17741207-3-person85"> William Shaw
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<interp inst="t17741207-3-person85" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17741207-3-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming along the Strand, at the corner of Essex-street, I saw the prisoner and some people about him, I asked what was the matter; they said, he had been in several shops, and they thought he wanted to defraud somebody, I followed him through Temple Bar, I saw him go into the prosecutors shop, I looked through the window, the last witness went into the parlour, while he was gone I saw the prisoner take a pair of shoes off the shelf and put them in his pocket, the man returned and then the prisoner went into the parlour; when he returned I saw the shop-man sitting on a pair of shoes; they would not do; while he was reaching another pair, I saw the prisoner take another pair of shoes and put under his coat, when he came out I went in and informed them of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>If I had time, I could bring many people to my character.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>- Stottle, I am a printer, I have known the prisoner several years, he did keep a publick-house, but he has failed in trade, he has bore a good character.</p>
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<p>6. (L.)
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<p>Gabrial Sprouls. I live in King-street, Seven Dials, I lost a dozen razors, at the corner of the
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<p>Q. Did you see the paper of razors in his hand?</p>
<p>A. Yes. I took the prisoner to the Compter.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence</p>
<p>I was going to Fleet-Market, I was before the prosecutor, he laid hold of me, and said I had his handkerchief, then he said I had a dozen of Razors, I know nothing of them.</p>
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<p>7. (L.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17741207-5-victim95 t17741207-5-viclabel31"/>, in partnership with Mrs. Cortall; the prisoner came to the shop with apples, she bought as many of him, as came to 3 s. and put the money down for them, the spoon lay by the money, as he was taking it up, I went with her to the door, she was going out, when I returned, I missed the spoon, I went after her, and asked her if she knew what was become of the spoon, she said she did not, then I said the man has got it, he was then at the door, I brought him in, and charged him with it, but did not find it upon him, I desired my man to follow the ass, I thought it might be in the panniers on the ass, my man went, and came back with the spoon; when it was brought in, he said he did not know that he took it; there was another boy with him, but he was never in the shop.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>If I took the spoon, why did not the prosecutor stop me before I went out.</p>
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<p>8. (L.)
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<p>9. (L.)
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<p>A Witness. I saw the prisoner, go towards Sir
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<interp inst="t17741207-8-person110" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and company's warehouse on the 22d. of October, it was rather dark, so I did not see him get in, I lost sight of him at the warehouse window, I waited there, I saw him put a bundle of yarn out of the warehouse, I saw him come out afterwards and I pursued him and took him, with the yarn upon him.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>11. (M.)
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<p>Thomas Green. The prisoner lived as a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17741207-9-defend112 t17741207-9-deflabel47"/> with me, from the 14th of May to the 6th of October, I did not miss this ring while he was in my service, but about the 28th of October, having occasion for it, I found the case, in which it used to be kept, in my bureau, empty, I sent up to town, and procured some intelligence, in consequence of which, I have been able to trace this ring through several hands.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-9-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a jeweller at Temple-Bar, the prisoner about six weeks ago, brought a diamond ring to me, and changed it with me for a gold watch and chain, he said he was going to France. I sold the ring to one Jacobs.</p>
<p>- Jacobs. I bought a ring of Mr. Warree, which I sold to Mr. Polock.</p>
<p>Polock. I sold the ring to Mr. Plank.</p>
<p>Plank. I broke the ring up, I returned the diamond and the setting to Mr. Polock.</p>
<p>- Polock. I have got the diamond so returned, and the setting is in the hand of Henderson.</p>
<p>Henderson produced the setting and Diamonds.</p>
<p>Green. I can swear to the setting and diamonds, the setting is made in a very particular fashion, according to my own fancy.</p>
<p>- Henderson. I originally set the ring, it is a very particular one, such as I never had before nor since, I am positive this is the setting I made for Mr. Green.</p>
<p>Green. I lost it out of my bureau, it was kept there in a case, I did not use it very often, I did see it one day I think in August, the prisoner did once see me put it up.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the ring in the passage.</p>
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<p>12. (M.)
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<p>13. (2d. M.)
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<persName id="t17741207-11-person127"> Mary Rapley
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<interp inst="t17741207-11-person127" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 24th of October the prisoner, Stewart and two other men, the other men I cannot speak positively to; as to the the prisoner Jones, I have some notion he is one, but I cannot be positive to him, but I am positive to Stewart; they came into my shop between three and four o'clock in the afternoon; Stewart asked to look at some shirt buckles, I took out a drawer which contained buckles and rings; he looked over the shirt buckles and shook them about. I suspected from his manner he had some other purpose than to buy: at last he agreed for a shirt buckle, then he asked to look at some silver buckles; he agreed for a pair of them, when he had done he put his hand into his pocket and said he had not money enough to pay for them, and he asked his two campanions to lend him the money; they each said they had not money enough; then he asked me to send the maid with them and his father
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<p>Question from Stewart. What was my dress, did not you say it was brown before Sir John Fielding's, whereas I was dressed in scarlet?</p>
<p>Mr. Rapley. No, I never said any thing about his dress.</p>
<p>
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<p>Barker. This ring was brought to me on the 27th. in the forenoon by Stewart and offered to pledge. I told him I had some reason to think it belonged to a jeweller in St. Martin's Court, and he must stay till I could send there; he said he would stay; there were several people in the shop, therefore I did not apprehend he would run away: I stept into the back shop for something, when I came back, the prisoner, Stewart was gone out of the shop; they told me he was gone to the door to bring in the man that he said had sent him with the ring. I found Stewart near the door, with one hand upon the bridle of a horse upon which there was a man and one foot upon the stirrup as if in the act of mounting the horse; I went up to him and said he must not go, he must go with me to St. Martin's Court, upon which he disengaged himself from the horse and instantly ran away: I pursued him, and after some time overtook him and brought him back. I talked of carrying him immediately before Sir
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<p>Question from Stewart. Whether I had not told you I had the ring of a man at the door?</p>
<p>Barker, I do not recollect any suchthing; the prisoner said that he was the finisher of the ring.</p>
<p>Stewart. Whether I did not tell you the man on horseback was the man that had sent me with the ring, and desired you to stop him?</p>
<p>Barker. He did not do that.</p>
<p>Stewart's Defence.</p>
<p>I took nothing out of the shop. I met a man at the Lemon-tree in the Haymarket, he owed me a little money, I asked him for the money, he said he had nothing but a which if I would pledge, he would pay me; and I bid the pawn-broker step to the door with me to the man that gave it me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
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<p>He called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Question. Did he tell you how he stole them.</p>
<p>Everitt. He said he got over the cart wheel and cut them out, there is a cart wheel under the place where they were.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-15-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> called for three pennyworth of rum and water, and the news. He had had some liquor before, which I did not serve, I ordered my wife to make it, just after that I went up for the paper, and I saw Coggan stand against the door; I asked him why he stood against the door, I dont know whether he made me any answer, he would not open the door, at last I forced it open, when I went in, I saw a door open that goes into another room, (there are two or three inner rooms); I asked him how the door came open, he said, he did not know, I then seized him by the collar and called for my servant, then turning my head, I saw Williams in one of the inner rooms, not the farthest; as I had hold of
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<interp inst="t17741207-15-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Williams slipt by me, I pulled Coggan to the window and called to the people below to stop Williams, a person that is here, stopped him on the stairs, when he was secured, I went back to see what I had lost, I found a box had been taken out of the cupboard, in the inner room, the cupboard was locked, I saw the box, I keep my money in, on the bed, it contained two bank notes of twenty pounds, one of ten pounds, seven guineas in a bag, seven guineas loose, and five quarter guineas, in another p art of the box, and seven silver sizes. These were all taken out of the box, I ran back and told the grenadier who had stopped Williams, what I had lost; the grenadier then gave me a silver tea spoon, the three bank notes, a canvas bag with seven guineas, and I believe the silver sizes. I then went back to see what was lost from the bottom of the cupboard, from whence I missed thirteen pounds, in half crowns, and a guinea; on my return again, my wife had all the money in her apron, they kept Williams in custody, 'till I got a constable: I have got all my property again, it was all found on Williams, the grenadier found the things on Williams that he delivered to me.</p>
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<p>Q. The grenadier brought you the money?</p>
<p>Venables. Yes, when I said the prisoner had robbed me, the grenadier said here it is.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see him take it from the prisoner?</p>
<p>Venables. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoners come in together?</p>
<p>Venables. No, they did not come in together.</p>
<p>Q. How do you describe the place where you live, what parish do you live in?</p>
<p>Venables. I do not know, I pay no taxes.</p>
<p>Q. As to these bank notes, they had numbers, had they not?</p>
<p>Venables. They had numbers, but I so often change for my neighbours I never take account of the numbers. These are the bank notes [producing them] they have been in my custody ever since they were marked, directly after.</p>
<p>Q. There was no mark upon them before the robbery?</p>
<p>Venables. No.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know they are your notes?</p>
<p>Venables. Because I found upon him exactly the same sum I lost.</p>
<p>Q. Was the purse delivered back to you from the grenadier as well as the money?</p>
<p>Venables. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where is it?</p>
<p>Venables. At home.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it is your purse?</p>
<p>Venables. Yes, I received the purse with seven guineas and the table spoon from the grenadier, the spoon lay on the side board.</p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-15-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Tuesday the 18th of October, as I was standing by the water-gate, I heard Mr. Venables call out, stop that fellow; I ran to the stairs, and met Williams; seeing me he retreated, I followed him up stairs; I said, I believe you must be the man: I took him by the collar and took him into the tap-room, and I told him, if he had any thing of the landlord's about him he might as well deliver it; he said he would deliver it. As Mr. Venables was coming into the room he delivered me the notes and a canvas bag; I delivered them to Mr. Venables, and he went out of the room again as soon as I delivered them, Mrs. Venables came in and said she had lost her half crowns; I put my hand to his coat pocket and felt something; then I put my hand in his pocket and took out some of the half crowns; he gave Mrs. Venables the rest. I asked him if he had any more of the landlord's property, he said he had only a few shillings of his own; I felt in his breeches pocket and found two or three shillings and a sort of a coronation medal, which I thought might be his own property, and therefore I gave him them again.</p>
<p>Question. Did you find a silver spoon upon him?</p>
<p>Kerrison. I believe I took out the spoon with the half crowns; I gave all to the landlord; I put my hand in another pocket and found five or six keys, another person put his hand in his pocket and pulled out five or six more. I have lost the keys out of my pocket; they were pick-lock keys, some of the wards were open.</p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-15-person163" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I remember Coggan and Williams being in the house, I was not present when Williams was taken; I went up into the room, there was a crowd of people, and Williams was in custody: I asked what was the matter? Somebody told me we were robbed. I saw it was the same man I had before served with rum and water: somebody called me to take the money. The warder held his sword before Williams, Williams told me not to be afraid, he would deliver me my property: I went, and held my lap, and he put in thirteen pounds in half crowns, eight guineas, five quarter guineas, and a silver spoon, and two pounds fifteen shillings and sixpence in shillings and sixpences; I am positive to the sum, my husband had it put down every day.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Question. Had you reckoned this money in the drawer?</p>
<p>Venables. No, I saw the half crowns stand in pounds in the cupboard.</p>
<p>Question. When did you reckon them?</p>
<p>Venables. It might be the day before, or the day before that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-15-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> coming down with a chissel in his hand; one of the warders was coming down stairs; Vaughan said, this is the thing that has done it. The warder said, done what? Vaughan said, there were some people up stairs had broke open Mr. Venables' room: I ran up stairs immediately and saw Kerrison and Williams in the room: just as I came into the room, Kerrison said, you shall not go; he seemed to want to get away; I shoved him down on a bench in the room, then came up the gentleman-warder and the prisoner delivered a silver spoon, three papers and a bag to Kerrison; after this the gentleman-warder said, search his pockets and see if there is any thing about him. I put my hand to his left hand pocket and found something weighty; Williams said, I should not take it out; Mrs. Venables came, and he delivered a great quantity of half crowns to her; when he had delivered her the half crowns I took five pick-lock keys out of his pocket, then a man, who is a servant there, desired me to follow him into the room where Coggan was. and desired me to search if there was any fire arms about him. I searched him but found nothing. This key [producing it] I found in Williams's pocket: I have had it ever since.</p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-15-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 18th of October, between twelve and one, I was going into my own house I heard Mr. Venables call out of the window stop that man on the stairs, the grenadier stopped him. I went up stairs, I saw Coggan in a room standing by the fire place and scratching the ashes over something: I ran to him and asked him what he was hiding there? I searched, and found a chissel under the ashes. I said, you villain this is what you have been doing the robbery with: there was no body in the room but him.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Question. You did not see him put it there?</p>
<p>Vaughan. I saw him scratch the ashes over it.</p>
<p>Williams's Defence.</p>
<p>I leave it to my counsel; as to Coggan, I know nothing of him.</p>
<p>Coggan's Defence.</p>
<p>I went into the tap-room and called for three pennyworth of liquor: I was very much in liquor: this gentleman came into the room and pushed me out of the chair almost, I never saw this man (Williams) before.</p>
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<p>2 d. Count. Laying them to be the property of
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<p>3 d Count. The property of
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<p>Bailis's Defence.</p>
<p>The reason of my being so black and without my coat, was not by having any thing to do with coining, but I had been carrying coals for a person in the neighbourhood; I was only in the passage at the time they found me.</p>
<p>Day's Defence.</p>
<p>The house was not my house, though the key that was found upon me opened the cellar, yet that key belonged to a lock in my own house; I did not say I did it for want.</p>
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<p>30. (M.)
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<p>Question. How soon after did you hear the prisoner speak?</p>
<p>Ellicott. I think it was on the Friday, this was Wednesday the 26th, (on Friday the 28th I saw the prisoner.) when I came to the door I thought I could have pushed it too; but I found there was something put to prevent our shutting it, then Merritt called out to some others to come up directly, he called out come up directly. The door then was attempted with a considerable force: (there was a hanger with a scabbard put in between the door and the door post) by a great number; how many I cannot tell; when I found that by my own force, I could keep them from coming in. Mrs. Ellicott went across the bed to reach me a pair of loaded pistols that I had at my bed side; and at the same time rang the bell again very hard. I could not tell at first what they had put into the door; I took it to be a piece of stick, and Mrs. Ellicott tried to break it: on the bell being rung, the servants who lay over our heads came down: I still kept the door fast: I found then I could get it closer than before, so as to drop the bolt down and fasten the door; as soon as I had done that, I ran and threw up the sash which looks into the lane, and called out thieves: I saw my own three servants in the street in their shirts, they asked me which way they were gone; my servants did not say any thing to me as they came down stairs, so that I did not know that they were gone down. I opened the door and went down. After they had dressed themselves, I sent them on horseback in pursuit of the robbers; then I raised some carpenters that were at work in the neighbourhood, and they also went in pursuit; and I sent information to Sir
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<p>Question. You did not see any of them?</p>
<p>Ellicott. No. I lost the several articles mentioned in the indictment, ( repeating them.)</p>
<p>Question. Did you find any of these things again?</p>
<p>Ellicott. Respecting the thirty-hour alarum there was an advertisement in the news-paper some days after that such a thing had been
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070014"/> found in the fields near the sluice-house, a few days after. My house is remarkably well secured; the window-shutter they broke in at is a strong deal-shutter, there is a strong iron bar that goes across; when I came down, upon finding they were gone out of the house, I went to see how they came in; the rabbit of that joint of the shutter; was cut so as to get at the hinges, and the hinges were forced off; I apprehend they had bent the bar, so as to slide one part of the shutter behind the other, then there was a vacancy for them to get in; ( they are folding shutters) this let them into the back kitchen; when they had got there, the door that comes out of that kitchen into the common kitchen is very strong, it was bolted in the inside; they wrenched that bolt quite off, that let them into the common kitchen, the door out of that kitchen that leads into the body of the house was bolted as the other, and that was likewise broke open.</p>
<p>Question. Where was the plate left?</p>
<p>Ellicott. My orders are always, that the plate should be carried up into a place made on purpose in the room the servants lie in; but the footman negligently left them below when they went away. On my squeezing the room door so fast to keep them out, they could not get away the scabbard, but they
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the hanger out and left the scabbard behind. When the prisoner was taken, there was a hanger found without a scabbard that fits it, this is the scabbard that was left in my door; (producing it) I observed when the scabbard was between the door that Mrs. Ellicott tried to break it off; the hanger goes in just so far, if it hadgone quite to the end, she could not have bent it at all.</p>
<p>Question. How do you know the hanger was in the scabbard at the time Mrs. Ellicott attempted to break it?</p>
<p>Ellicott. I felt them attempt to draw it out, and after they had drawn it out, I was able to shut the door.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I found this hanger (producing it) in Merrit's lodgings in Mill-yard, Rosemary-lane.</p>
<p>Question. Does any one else live there?</p>
<p>Winn. One
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person218" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> that he lives with: I found it in a drawer in the lower part of the house: I found all these tools there; ( producing some chissels, picklocks, &c. &c.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>These things belong to the woman of the house; she lived with one
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<p>+ Talbort was some time since executed for a burglary.</p>
<p>Mr. Ellicott. Here is a piece of a small cupboard door that is broke open, it appears upon examination, that one of these chissels exactly fits the place where it is broke open; at one end there is a kind of claw which answers exactly to the marks; at the small end here is a little gap, there is even the mark of that gap upon the door.</p>
<p>Mr. Ellicott's Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Question. You was waked out of your sleep?</p>
<p>Ellicott. Yes. I heard the noise which confused me.</p>
<p>Question. There was a great deal of noise in the house I suppose?</p>
<p>Answer. After I got up there was.</p>
<p>Question. There were several I believe?</p>
<p>Answer. It is impossible for me to tell, the door was too. I am confident there were more than one; we supposed at the time there were three or four.</p>
<p>Question. There were more voices I believe than one?</p>
<p>Ellicott. I believe there were. I heard the man's voice that was in my daughter's room; but not distinctly.</p>
<p>Question. Being waked in this manner, you must be somewhat flurried?</p>
<p>Answer. Yes. I believe there is nobody here, but would, I have as much presence of mind too, I believe as most people.</p>
<p>Question. You must be something agitated, especially at the cry of murder?</p>
<p>Answer. I was not alarmed at that; when I got out of bed first, I was alarmed, but when I found I could keep the door, and had a brace of pistols; I cannot say I was so much alarmed then.</p>
<p>Question. But against so many men?</p>
<p>Answer. I had three stout fellows in the house, besides myself.</p>
<p>Question. I should suppose there must be more voices heard than one?</p>
<p>Ellicott. I did hear the voice in my daughter's room, and Merritt's; they were the only
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<p>Question. You heard a voice you believe to be the prisoner's?</p>
<p>Ellicott. The voice I heard at my room door, I believe to be the prisoner's.</p>
<p>Question to Winn. When did you search this house?</p>
<p>Winn. On the 27th of October, I had a letter from Sir
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person221" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and one Stewart; Stewart was discharged after Miller was made an evidence. Miller came in while we were there, and there were two women in the house when we went in, one
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Question. It is Miller's house, I think?</p>
<p>Winn. No: it is not.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-22-person224"> Thomas Godfrey
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am gardner to Mr. Ellicott, when the house was alarmed, I was the first person I believe that heard the noise between two and three o'clock, I made the best of my way down stairs, I heard the bell ring before, it is an alarum bell to ring for the servants, up in the garret; when I was at the last landing part of the stairs, I saw Miller with a candle in his hand, and the door in his other hand; at the hall door, he was the last person in the house, he went out at the door, and shut the door after him; I saw no other person but him.</p>
<p>Question. Are you sure it is Miller?</p>
<p>Godfrey. Very sure.</p>
<p>Question. What compass of time, did you see him?</p>
<p>Godfrey. A quarter of a minute, he was dressed in a brown great coat, and his other cloaths, snuff coloured, I did not see his waistcoat; I never saw him before; I made the best of my way to the door, but they got out of the door, before I could see which way they went.</p>
<p>Question. Was it a dark or light night?</p>
<p>Godfrey. Very moon light.</p>
<p>Question. Did you hear a noise of more persons than one?</p>
<p>Godfrey. I heard a very great noise; I heard Miller's voice; he said, d - m you make haste, they are upon us. I was coming down the stairs when he said that.</p>
<p>Question. Have you seen Miller since, and heard him speak since?</p>
<p>Godfrey. Yes; and believe it to be his voice.</p>
<p>Question. Did you see the place they broke in at?</p>
<p>Godfrey. First they got a ladder, and got down into the area, the ladder was left there. They broke open a gate at a carpenter's, where they got this ladder from: it is a sash window, they pulled the sash down, and pushed aside the shutter. I saw the cook maid bar the shutter, over night. They broke the bolt off that kitchen door into the best kitchen, from there they got into the body of the house: those doors were fast, I saw the footman bolt them. They broke open a great chest that was in the passage, up one pair of stairs.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am footman to Mr. Ellicott. The sauce boats, were in a drawer in the Kitchen, the tea-chest stood in the back parlour, the tea-cannisters were in the tea-chest, the sugar basket, sauce boats, ladle, &c. used to be kept above stairs; I left them below that night, and a dozen of desert spoons were left in the knife case. I fastened the kitchen doors over night. The bolts were forced off in the morning.</p>
<p>Question. Did you see any of the people that broke the house open?</p>
<p>Garnet. No; I followed the gardener, I was just behind him going down stairs, I did not see any one go out at the door, I heard the door shut, the coachman asked me to bring down the gun out of the garret. The people in the house said d - n your eyes come down, we will find you guns; the coachman was then upon the stairs, I was coming out of the room.</p>
<p>Question. What time of the morning was it when you was upon the stairs?</p>
<p>Answer. Near three o'clock.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-22-person226"> John Paget
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with Mr.
<persName id="t17741207-22-person227"> Winn
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that night; I believe it was the 27th of November, between eleven and twelve, we found these things that have been produced, in the lower drawn of a chest of drawers, in the lower room, where this prisoner was, and the person he lives with, there were two women, one is
<persName id="t17741207-22-person228"> Ann Wilson
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<p>Question. Do you know who the other is?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070016"/>Paget. No, it is a girl of the town; there was a man there when we went in, he was taken into custody and discharged, I dont know his name, I expected somebody would come to fetch the tools. I stood at the door, and seeing Miller come in and knowing him to be a bad man, I secured him.</p>
<p>Cross Examination</p>
<p>Question. You attend at some of the offices?</p>
<p>Paget. Occasionally. I keep a publick-house, they sometimes send for me, and I assist them. Miller when he saw me, gave a start back, knowing him to be a bad man, I pulled him into the house, and secured him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-22-person229"> Nathaniel Dearn
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am coachman to Mr. Ellicot, I was waked by the bell, I came to the top of the garret stairs, I turned back and said to the footman, bring the gun. One of them, that I take to be the prisoner, said d - n you come along and we will give you guns.</p>
<p>Question. Why do you take it to be the prisoner?</p>
<p>Dearn. By his voice.</p>
<p>Question. When did you hear the prisoner speak afterwards?</p>
<p>Dearn. The Saturday or Monday following, at Sir
<persName id="t17741207-22-person230"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; the gardner ran by me, and ran down, I saw nobody, I heard the outer door shut, and saw the light of the candle all the way down. The week following I went with a man and found part of a tea chest that was lost, it was the fellow of that the man had found before, I delivered it to Miss Ellicot, I found it rather more than a mile from my master's house.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I and four or five more went to go to do a jew ladies; to break the house open.</p>
<p>Question. What is that a cant term to break a house open?</p>
<p>Miller. Yes.</p>
<p>Question. When was this?</p>
<p>Miller. A Wednesday night, in October, but I do not know what part of the month. That not doing, as we thought it should, we went down Hornsey-lane. There was one Yapper,
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We saw a new brick-house, we said, we thought that would do. We went and got a ladder at some buildings, about one hundred or two yards off, we got a ladder and put it down the area, and I and Nimmey, and
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , broke open the shutter, and got in. We got into a place where there was a parcel of shoes and things, from there we broke into the kitchen. We took two silver butter boats out of the dresser drawer, then we broke another door open and went up; we went into a fore parlour, we got some spoons out of a case, I believe half a dozen or a dozen; then we went into the next parlour, we saw a tea chest under a table, there was a sugar bason, and two silver cannisters, that we took; there was a gold headed cane and a clock; the clock was in a little wooden box; then we went up one pair of stairs, there was a cabinet; Hatchman, and I broke it open, and we took out a parcel of trinkets and medals, and such things and a gold watch-case, and some money; after we had got every thing out there: we went to break open a great box, that alarmed the house; they rung a bell, and we went up stairs, the bell was rung I believe from Mr. Ellicot's room. We made our way up to Mr. Ellicot's room, up two pair of stairs, I and
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> went into; he said there was a woman in; I went to open Mr. Ellicots room, I opened the door, but he shoved against it, and shut it as well as he could.
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I cannot say which, they were all upon the stair-case with me. Yapper stood on the stairs.</p>
<p>Question. Was the prisoner upon the stairs?</p>
<p>Miller. I cannot say he was with us, I cannot remember where he was in my flurry. I know Hatchman and I were in the room. I believe he was, but I cannot say punctually; Mr. Ellicott shuting the door fast, the hanger came out without the sheath. They pulled it out; it was in the sheath when it was thrust in at the door. Mr. Ellicott said, give me my gun, I will blow their brains out. We all ran down stairs, and made our escape. We went down the lane, towards some fields, we took the property out of the bag and put it in our pockets, and we left the clock and tea chest in a field, and the cane I believe.</p>
<p>Question. How far from Mr. Ellicot's house?</p>
<p>Miller. Half a mile or more.</p>
<p>Question. What arms were you provided with.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070017"/>Miller. We had all cut-lashes and pistols, Hatchman, and I and Nimmey, had all a lash a piece, and a pistol a piece, and Yapper had a cutlash of his own, that he brought with him, which he carries about him for fear of being taken, because he has returned from transportation; I was the person that went last out of the house, we had three bits of candles, but I was the last that left the house, I took the key and put it outside the door and tried to lock it, but in my flurry I did not know whether I locked it or no.</p>
<p>Question. Did any of you use any expressions as you were coming down stairs.</p>
<p>Answer. Not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Question. You don't remember any body saying, that they would find guns for the people that were coming down stairs, or give them guns?</p>
<p>Answer. I don't remember any such thing.</p>
<p>Question. Do you remember any expressions used at Mr. Ellicott's door.</p>
<p>Answer. I remember we said d - n you make haste and open the door. Hatchman, or Matshumet said that.</p>
<p>Question. Did you hear the prisoner make use of any expressions?</p>
<p>Answer. In my flurry I don't remember, I don't know whether he was up stairs or down stairs; either the prisoner or Yapper ran up stairs when we called out, I saw him in the house, they were all upon the stair-case at Mr. Ellicott's door except Yapper, he stood upon the stairs.</p>
<p>Question. You must tell all the truth, what became of all this plate?</p>
<p>Question. One
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , otherwise Fise, his name is Abrahams, but he goes by the name of
<persName id="t17741207-22-person241"> Abraham Isaacs
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<p>Question. Where does he live?</p>
<p>Answer. In Houndsditch. I have heard for a truth that he is dead and buried: there was metal we thought gold; he said it was only silver washed with gold, that they were of no service and he would throw them away.</p>
<p>Question. What did they all sell for?</p>
<p>Answer. About thirty-one guineas.</p>
<p>Question. How much had you?</p>
<p>Answer. About five guineas: Hatchman was at the receiving of the money, he gave me mine and said he would give the others theirs.</p>
<p>Question. Had the prisoner any arms?</p>
<p>Answer. I don't remember he had; he was a little bad in his limbs and was not able to use any.</p>
<p>Question. What did you carry all these things away in?</p>
<p>Answer. In a big apron, till we came to the fields, then we put them in our pockets.</p>
<p>Question. Who carried you this apron?</p>
<p>Answer. It belonged to Yapper and Hatchman, or
<persName id="t17741207-22-person242"> James Nimmey
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> carried it in.</p>
<p>Question. Do you know any thing of that chissel?</p>
<p>Answer. We had such a one; I cannot say whether this is it, but we had a chissel, besides a socket chissel.</p>
<p>Question. Who did that chissel you had there belong to?</p>
<p>Answer. All the things were brought to Fises: I was to go with them to do this ladies: they brought all the things with them.</p>
<p>Question. Look at that hanger?</p>
<p>Answer. I believe that was the hanger.</p>
<p>Question. Do you know that?</p>
<p>Answer. I never had this in my hand, the other hanger I had.</p>
<p>Question. Is that the hanger that was put in between the door.</p>
<p>Answer. I cannot say that; we had every one a lash a-piece.</p>
<p>Question. Do you remember when Merritt was taken up?</p>
<p>Answer. Yes, I was coming out of the ship-ale-house, at the bottom of the lane; I went up the lane to go the nearest way into Goodman's-fields: Pagett stood at the door as I was walking by; he ran a-cross the way, took hold of me dragged me to the house and throwed me down; Farrell said he would knock my teeth down my throat or kill me: I said I would go quietly.</p>
<p>Question. Was not you going into the house?</p>
<p>Answer. No, so help me God.</p>
<p>Question. Merritt lives in that house, does he not?</p>
<p>Answer. That I cannot say, I went to that house but twice, that was to see one
<persName id="t17741207-22-person243"> Ann Wilson
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<p>Question. Did not you knew that he lived there?</p>
<p>Answer. I had heard so.</p>
<p>Question. Did not you go to listen, at the door?</p>
<p>Answer. I was walking up the place as fast as I could.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070018"/>Question. How far is it a-cross the way from Merritt's door to where he came to lay hold of you?</p>
<p>Miller. Two or three steps, it's a narrow place.</p>
<p>Question. You had no thoughts of calling on Merritt?</p>
<p>Answer. No, I was going into Whitechapel.</p>
<p>Question. Did you never see these things in Merritt's drawer?</p>
<p>Answer. Never in my life.</p>
<p>Question. Who carried away the chissel that was used that night in breaking open the house?</p>
<p>Miller. After we carried the plate to Fises I saw no more of them.</p>
<p>Question. How came the hanger you own, to be that you had, to be in Merritt's drawer?</p>
<p>Miller. That I cannot say, it was left at Fises, they were all left with him; I don't know what they left there, mine were left there.</p>
<p>Question to Pagett. He says you ran a-cross the way and took hold of him?</p>
<p>Pagett. He was on the same side of the way the house is on.</p>
<p>Question. Was he going on or stopping?</p>
<p>Pagett. He was coming, he stopped right at the door; when he saw me, made a kind of a stop; I catched hold of him and pulled him in.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-22-person244"> Edward Hammock
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a publican, I live in Petticoat Lane, I have seen the prisoner several times.</p>
<p>Question. Do you know Miller?</p>
<p>Hammock. Yes, and his father, they always behaved civil when they came for beer, and went about their business.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>This
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<interp inst="t17741207-22-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and Nimmy, and Matshumet came to my house the day before Mr. Ellicott's house was broke open, they said, they were going to rob a Jew ladies at Highgate; and asked me if I was willing to go with them; I was very poorly, I had work to go to, and thought it would be best; they said, it was a Jew ladies, and she had a Jew maid. (This Yapper is a Jew,) and the Jew maid was to leave the door open for us to go in, and after the house was robbed, he was to be married to this Jew maid: I went along with him to Highgate to do the robbery; when we came there, the house was all fastened: I had much ado to walk there; when we found we could not do that house: I went a little way down Hornsey-Lane with them. I said I was not able to walk any farther; I must go home: I did, and know nothing about Mr. Ellicott's robbery, nor never had a halfpenny of the money: they went on without me; I was not able to go about any other business: I beg your Lordship would ask Miller, whether I was in the house.</p>
<p>Miller. I believe he was on the stair-case: I cannot say, whether he was or no; to swear punctually.</p>
<p>Question. Was he at the house?</p>
<p>Miller. Yes.</p>
<p>Question. You went out last?</p>
<p>Answer. Yes.</p>
<p>Question. Did you meet together that night afterwards.</p>
<p>Miller. Yes we met in two minutes afterwards.</p>
<p>Question. All of you.</p>
<p>Answer. All but him, I did not know which way he went, he ran away or something, I don't know how he went.</p>
<p>Question. Was he at the house at the time you went down the area.</p>
<p>Answer. He was at the door.</p>
<p>Question. As you went out last did you see how many went out before you.</p>
<p>Answer. There were four or five of us in I know.</p>
<p>Question. Dou you recollect whether you saw him upon the stair-case or no.</p>
<p>Answer. I believe he was.</p>
<p>Question. Did not he help to bring some of the things away.</p>
<p>Answer. It was I and Hatchman took the property down stairs, Yapper brought them into the field, it was all in a bag, when we came into the field, we took the clock and came out and threw them away, the other things we put in our pocket.</p>
<p>Question. Did the prisoner put nothing in his pocket.</p>
<p>Answer. He was at the taking of the things, nothing was put into our pockets till we came into the fields.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070019"/>Counsel for the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Question. Who is this
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<p>Miller. A woman who lived with one
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<interp inst="t17741207-25-defend265" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , in High-street, St. Giles's, I went there, I took another man with me, I found this half cheese he had stolen first, on asking for it she delivered it, and said he brought it to her and she gave him three shillings for it; I took the cheese out of her house, and said, I would have her taken care of, for receiving it; she begged I would not prosecute her, I told her I would; I am positive to the half cheese, I cut the cheese in two, the day before.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not know why Mr. Graham seized me, the coach was stopped by two other persons, that threw something at my head, and struck me, I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor was again called, but not appearing, his recognizance was ordered to be estreated.</p>
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<p>43. (L.)
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<p>44. (L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the sugar on the stairs; I happened in the dark to run against Mr. Jones, and he took me up, and said I had stole this sugar; the sugar was lying scattered on the stairs.</p>
<p>Jones. It was wrapped up in his frock before him.</p>
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<p>45. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17741207-34-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in the port of London, employed under the commissioners of the customs. On the 6th of November, about three at noon, I had the charge of an India hoy loaded with tea; there was near it a lighter, which was very close to this hoy, that hoy was loaded with sugar. I had received information that sugar was taken out of it. I went on board, and I saw the prisoner filling a handkerchief out of one of the hogsheads: before I went on board I called on one Chinner who was upon the key, and likewise upon a watchman; this prisoner was secured, and the handkerchief was found there, containing this quantity of sugar, amounting to seventy pound.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I brought the craft up on the Friday before; I went there for my frock and trowsers. I lost half a guinea and four shillings out of my pocket: upon going on board to seek for this money, and get my frock and trowsers: I had two people to remove the cask, they did remove it, and I got all my money except one shilling that was on board the lighter; then I went on shore, and had some beer; recollecting that I had left the frock and trowsers behind me: I went again on board to seek for these things; when I was looking for them, before I had found them: these people came on board suspecting me to be the stealer of this sugar, they secured me; but I had no hand in it, whatsoever:</p>
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<p>46. (2 d. M.)
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<p>Mr.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17741207-35-off157 t17741207-35-victim324"/> </persName> . I live at Chelsea. On the 4th of November I spent my evening in town. I took a coach from the corner of York-Street, between one and two o'clock to go home, I told the coachman to drive me into
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<interp inst="t17741207-35-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, and laid there my information. Some of his people seemed to know the person of the man from my account of him. I had scarcely got out of the office when I thought I saw the man on the other side the way, which seemed to be the place the stand of coaches are at: in Charles street, I found the man was the
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<persName id="t17741207-35-person327"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17741207-35-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's men with me and took him directly, they searched his person and lodging, but found nothing of my property upon him.</p>
<p>Question. What sort of a light was it where you was robbed?</p>
<p>Dicker. It was between one and two, I had no light, but the light of the lamps.</p>
<p>Question. Was that light sufficient to enable you to discern the face of a man?</p>
<p>Dicker. Yes.</p>
<p>Question. Do you swear to his face?</p>
<p>Dicker. Yes I do.</p>
<p>Question. How was he dressed?</p>
<p>Dicker. Much as he is now, but he had a remarkable large black hat on.</p>
<p>Question. Do you swear positively to the man?</p>
<p>Dicker. I do.</p>
<p>Question. You never found your watch again?</p>
<p>Dicker. No.</p>
<p>Question. You reside at Chelsea?</p>
<p>Dicker. Yes.</p>
<p>Question. Do you carry on any business?</p>
<p>Dicker. No, I live upon my fortune.</p>
<p>Question. Did you immediately know the man when you saw him?</p>
<p>Dicker. Yes, I took particular notice of him.</p>
<p>Question from the prisoner. Was you in liquor or sober?</p>
<p>Dicker. I was no more in liquor that any person that had been spending an evening.</p>
<p>Court. Was you a little in liquor?</p>
<p>Dicker. No, I was not, I was equally as sober as I am at this instant, and as capable of judging of any thing that passed.</p>
<p>Question. And you do take upon you to swear that is the man?</p>
<p>Dicker. Yes.</p>
<p>Question. You have considered the consequence?</p>
<p>Dicker. I have weighed it extremely well.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent of the robbery as a child unborn.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-35-person328"> William Pope
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<interp inst="t17741207-35-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have watered the horses for the coachmen, at Charles-street, Covent-garden fifteen years. Mr. Dicker got into a coach, the corner of the street in Covent-garden.</p>
<p>Question. What day are you speaking of?</p>
<p>Pope. Friday night, about half after one o'clock.</p>
<p>Question. Was that the 5th of November?</p>
<p>Pope. Yes.</p>
<p>Question. Do you know Mr. Dicker?</p>
<p>Pope. This is the gentleman.</p>
<p>Question. What is Mr. Dicker?</p>
<p>Pope. I don't know, the boy that drove the coach came back in about three minutes; he stopped at the Bunch of Grapes in Charles-street, Covent-garden, and knocked at the door. I told the gentleman that they were all gone to bed. From there he ordered him to drive to the Fountain Tavern, Catherine-street; when they came there, one with a link, called Raggy, and another, one Murphy: they heard the orders: they jumped up upon the box, and ran away with the boy's coach, and did not bring it till four in the morning.</p>
<p>Question. What boy is it; is that the coachman?</p>
<p>Pope. A very little boy.</p>
<p>Question. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Pope. Yes, he was not there that night; after the play broke up, when they came back, they gave him two shillings, and said they had been with a gentleman to Chelsea. When this prosecutor apprehended this man; I was not come to work. I told Raggy of it on Saturday night, and Murphy: Murphy is gone out of the way ever since: Raggy is now in Tottlefields Bridewell for breaking the windows of
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070025"/> the gentleman's house that Colby was hanged for breaking open; and that they are the men that robbed the gentleman, I will assure you.</p>
<p>Question. That you cannot know?</p>
<p>Pope. They drove the coach away.</p>
<p>Question. You say, a gentleman took the coach?</p>
<p>Pope. Yes, it was between one and two o'clock.</p>
<p>Question. Where did Raggy and Murphy get upon the coach?</p>
<p>Pope. At the Fountain Tavern; they drove away the coach, and left the boy behind, with the gentleman in the coach.</p>
<p>Question to Mr. Dicker. Were there two persons that drove you to Chelsea?</p>
<p>Dicker. I saw but one.</p>
<p>Question. Did you go to the different places the witness speakes of; first, to the Bunch of Grapes, then to the
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<p>Dicker. I went to no place but home, and they drove me exceeding fast.</p>
<p>Question. From what house did you go?</p>
<p>Dicker. I took it in York-street.</p>
<p>Question. What house had you been at?</p>
<p>Dicker. At the Chequers, at Charing-Cross.</p>
<p>Question. How came you to go to Covent-garden to go to Chelsea?</p>
<p>Dicker. Because I was sure of a coach there and did not chuse to walk home; that was my only reason.</p>
<p>Question. You did not stop at the Bunch of Grapes?</p>
<p>Dicker. No, nor any other house.</p>
<p>Question. Did the same coachman that took you up first, drive you the whole way?</p>
<p>Dicker. Yes, and he was a tall man.</p>
<p>Question. And you did not stop at any place at all?</p>
<p>Dicker. No, not at the
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<interp inst="t17741207-35-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , or any other Tavern, or any private house, my lord, upon the prisoner's second examination.</p>
<p>Question. Was that examination taken in writing?</p>
<p>Dicker. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Then you must say nothing about it.</p>
<p>Question. Where is the
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<p>Dicker. In Catherine-street.</p>
<p>Question. You did not go out of Charles-street?</p>
<p>Dicker. No.</p>
<p>Question to Pope. How came you to know the coach stopped in Charles-street?</p>
<p>Pope. By the gentleman's orders: he came back directly, and said Raggy and Murphy were gone away with his coach.</p>
<p>Question. You did not see them stop?</p>
<p>Pope. No.</p>
<p>Question from the jury. I think you said, the people at the Bunch of Grapes, and the Coach and Horses were a-bed? I know that to be a night-house.</p>
<p>Pope. The people at the Bunch of Grapes were a-bed.</p>
<p>Foreman of the jury. I know they are not.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-35-person332"> John Clifton
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<interp inst="t17741207-35-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the brother of this unfortunate man. I went to this gentleman's, Mr. Dicker's house, on Monday: the servant maid told me, he was not at home: I asked her in regard to the affair. She said, that her master came home between two and three in the morning very much in liquor, and all over dirt; that he had lost his wig. I went again next morning, a quarter before nine to him: I said, I find you have swore absolutely to my brother: he said no, he had sworn no otherwise than to the best of his knowledge, nor would swear any more at the Old Bailey. I said, I hope, as you are so resolute upon this, you will take it into consideration, and be sure before you do pretend to swear. Says he, I have not swore certain; nor I will only swear to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Question to Dicker. Did any such conversation pass between you and that man?</p>
<p>Dicker. I heard, by my servant, that this man had been there before; and very well she might tell him I was dirty; I was knocked down, and of course must be very dirty, and lost my wig: it was brought home by my neighbour next morning: I lost it on the spot I was knocked down upon. This man came to me at the time my barber was shaving me: I said, sit down, I will speak to you presently. What is your business? said he, I came on account of an unfortunate brother of mine: I hope you will be as favourable as possible. Said I, I certainly shall be: I just told him the state
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<p>Question. Did you ever say you was doubtful of the Person of the man?</p>
<p>Dicker. No, not in the least; I was always certain to him, though I did not positively swear to him before Sir
<persName id="t17741207-35-person333"> John Fielding
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<p>Question. What was the reason?</p>
<p>Dicker. He was going to be examined again; he said, he would bring a person, so very like himself, that I should not know one from the other.</p>
<p>Question. Did you see that person?</p>
<p>Dicker. Yes, and they were not at all alike.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-35-person334"> Edward Silk
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<interp inst="t17741207-35-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner eight or nine years. I keep a chandler's shop: I have entrusted him in my business with money; he always paid me honestly: I never heard any thing amiss of him before.</p>
<p>Joseph Hill. I have known the prisoner eighteen or nineteen years; I never heard any thing ill of him before.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-35-person335"> John Davies
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<interp inst="t17741207-35-person335" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him four or five years: I never heard any bad character of him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-35-person336"> Thomas Neale
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<interp inst="t17741207-35-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I drive a hackney coach. I have known the prisoner three years; I never heard any harm of him in my life.</p>
<p>Question to Pope. Pray, who was the coachman, you say took this gentleman up?</p>
<p>Pope. A lad took him in; I don't know his name.</p>
<p>Question. Have you enquired after the boy?</p>
<p>Pope. I never enquired after him.</p>
<p>Question. When did you see him?</p>
<p>Pope. I saw him to-day.</p>
<p>Question. Did not you give information of it to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Pope. No.</p>
<p>Question. Did not you think you ought to give an information of him?</p>
<p>Pope. I did not think any thing about it. His master's name that belongs to the coach, is Rooke.</p>
<p>Question. Do you know the number of the coach?</p>
<p>Pope. No.</p>
<p>Question. When did you see the boy that said, Murphy and Raggy had run away with the coach?</p>
<p>Pope. The boy told this gentleman so at Sir
<persName id="t17741207-35-person337"> John Fielding
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<p>Question to Mr. Dicker. Do you remember a man saying, that two lads had run away with his coach?</p>
<p>Dicker. A boy came to Sir
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<p>Question. This man talked of a person going in the coach to the Bunch of Grapes, in Charles-street?</p>
<p>Dicker. I was not there, nor do I know where the Bunch of Grapes is.</p>
<p>Silk. The prisoner was at my house at half after ten o'clock; he bought a candle, and was going home to bed.</p>
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<p>(The Witnesses were examined apart at the request of the Prisoners.)</p>
<p>Mr.
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<p>Q. Is your house a part of the hall, or separate and detached from it?</p>
<p>Cruttenden. There is no part separate, I have the whole dwelling, there is no one resides in it but myself. On the first of November, when we were going to breakfast about nine o'clock
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070027"/> we missed the milk pot; the maid servant then went into the back room, and missed most of the things mentioned in the indictment; upon which I went up into my office, and found the drawers in which I keep my money broke open, with a chissel, in a rough and clumsey manner. I took all the money out of it a day or two before, except three shillings in halfpence, which was gone. I missed a shirt out of a drawer, that is always left open for the washerwoman; and two silk handkerchiefs that I said the night before upon the desk in the store room; out of which the plate was taken. I saw the mark of a dirty foot upon the table: there is a square window to that room, but the steps go up by it, by which it is reduced to but half a window, that window was shut down, but it is never fastened; it appeared plainly that somebody had entered in at this window, and shut it down again; the window looks upon the steps in the main street, that goes up to the hall. I concluded from the circumstances of the robbery, the drawer being broke where I kept my money, and no other, and a pair of candlesticks being left, which were not silver, but plated, that the prisoner Pritchard who had lived with me four months, and had the care of my plate, and knew the drawers where I kept my money, must be concerned in this business. Pritchard left me on the 10th of September last, and he perfectly knew the situation of the plate.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find any of your things again?</p>
<p>Cruttenden. I never found any of them, the witnesses will give you an account of a chissel that was found?</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person348" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . That half window in the store-room was shut down over-night, I was the last person in the room, the plate was taken from a closet in that room; while Pritchard was our servant, he always brought the plate out of the closet, and carried it in. Most of the plate, mentioned in the indictment, was in the closet, the pint mug was on the table under the window, six large table spoons, and six desert spoons were in the store-room on a table; I lost a satin cloak and a child's frock, which hung up in, the store-room; I missed fifteen spoons from the case in the dining-room, which were under the tea table, they were always kept covered with a gauze he has seen me cover them.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Cruttenden. Did not the contents of the other drawers appear to be tumbled, or attempted to be opened?</p>
<p>Cruttenden. None other but that where the money was.</p>
<p>Q. Had you changed any other of your servants within a few months of this time?</p>
<p>Cruttenden. I believe not, a maid servant had gone, but no other man servant but the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Was this your own plate?</p>
<p>Cruttenden. Yes. I found the window shut, the street door the servant found ajarr, which I shut the night before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person349" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was servant to Mr. Cruttenden, the time the house was robbed, when I went to bed at night, the half-window was down; when I went into the room in the morning to set the tea things for breakfast, I missed the plate; I first missed the cream pot from the tea board, then I missed the spoons out of the cases, I asked my Mistress if she had put the plate by over-night; she told me she had not; and then said, she was robbed of all her plate, then I went to open the street door, and found it was ajarr.</p>
<p>Q. Have you lived with Mrs. Cruttenden some time?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-36-person350"> Sarah Cookesley
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person350" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Seven years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the plate in the store room the night before?</p>
<p>Cookesley. Yes. I layed it for supper the night before.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever know Pritchard when he lived with your master carry the plate into this room?</p>
<p>Cookesley. Yes. He used to carry it backwards and forwards.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person351" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Thane and Parker.</p>
<p>Q. Do you not know the other?</p>
<p>Vince. No.</p>
<p>Court. What are you?</p>
<p>Vince. A printer.</p>
<p>Q. What is Thane?</p>
<p>Vince. He did live at the Orange shop in Covent Garden.</p>
<p>Q. What is Parker?</p>
<p>Vince. I do not know, I have known Thane but a little while, I have known
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person352" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a twelve month. On the Tuesday after Mr. Cruttenden's house was robbed, Thane came into my
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<p>Q. Where is your room?</p>
<p>Vince. In Parker's-Lane, Drury-Lane. I asked him how he came by them; he was along while before he would say any thing; at last he said, he had been concerned with Parker and Pritchard, in a robbery at Surgeon's Hall I asked him how he came by the buckles; he said, he bought them with part of the money he got for the plate.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say how they got into the house?</p>
<p>Vince. He said Pritchard shewed them the belt way; but he did not say which way they got in.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed the day before?</p>
<p>Vince. I did not see him the day before; but two or three days before, he had hardly any cloaths to his back.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say how much money he had?</p>
<p>Vince. He said they had about five guineas a piece: I gave notice of this to Mr. Jealous, at Mr. Welch's office the same night.</p>
<p>Q. How came Thane to trust you with such a dangerous affair as this?</p>
<p>Vince. I cannot say: he told me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person353" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was taken with Pritchard, and Thane in a coach at Tyburn Turnpike, on the last execution day but one, I believe it was on the 7th of November, there was also one Grigg and another young fellow in the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Are you well acquainted with the two prisoners, Pritchard and Thane?</p>
<p>Vince. I have known Thane about three years, I was taken into custody, and admitted an evidence; this fact was committed the 31st of October, about one o'clock in the morning. I was down in the country, and came up the Tuesday after at about nine o'clock at night, I was at the Noah's Ark, in Dyot-street; I found Pritchard, Thane and Grigg, there.
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person354" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came in while I was there. Thane had a bundle which he shewed to Pritchard and me, he said, they had broke open Surgeon's-Hall the night before, about one o'clock; we had two pots of beer; they asked me to drink, we sat there about half an hour. When we went out Pritchard said, I ventured my life last night with them. I have done what not one in a hundred would have done, and said, Thane is a good lad, I will go through the world with him; then we parted,
<persName id="t17741207-36-person355"> Dennis Shields
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person355" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I kept together, and they went to a lodging, and asked me if they could see me in the morning between nine and ten; I said yes, and asked where, they said at the Noah's Ark again; we went there the next morning, they were not there; a girl told us, they had left word for us to come to them at the Chequers, in Shire-Lane; we went there, and found Pritchard reading the paper, he had a pair of stockings and a pair of shoes tied up in a handkerchief, and a hat on, which he said, he had bought with the money he sold the plate for.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say how they distributed the money?</p>
<p>Vince. We sat down, there and he asked us if we would have any breakfast; I said we were going to have some; he said, no my lads, you have no money, I have money, therefore call for what you like; we got some herrings; and a loaf and butter; I asked where Thane was; he said, that he had bought a great coat in Monmouth-street, and was waiting while the collar was altering, and would be with us in about half an hour; he came in about that time; he was dressed in a great coat, &c. There was a great deal of talk among them; they said, Parker was a great rogue, that he had slanged them, that they were to have but five pounds a piece, and they were sure the plate was worth forty pounds, they said Parker had appointed to come at two at farthest, but would come sooner if he could: we went away then, and returned at about two o'clock, and
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person356" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came and his girl, and we had some steaks and onions for dinner; they had a long discourse; they said they were to go about three o'clock to receive the remainder of the money the plate sold for; when we had done dinner, we went out. Parker said, don't let us all go together, the people will stare so, as we go along the street. I said I did not want to go; it was no business of mine; we would go to another publick house, and wait for them; we went accordingly to the Crown and Horse-shoe, the corner of Bartlet's Buildings, in Holborn, and waited for them till five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How many of you went there?</p>
<p>Vince.
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person357" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Grigg and I, they went to receive the rest of the money, they said they had about thirty shillings a piece to receive. Pritchard, Parker and Thane came back to this house, about five o'clock, and left the girl behind them, they said then they must old us good by for a little while, for they could not receive the money till nine o'clock,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070029"/> they said if we would be there at nine o'clock, they would come to us; we went there again about nine o'clock; Pritchard and Thane came to us; Pritchard said, I thought we should all have been hobbled, I thought it was a dead scheme of Parker's to take us down so often to the place; we sat down there, and Pritchard said, Ah, did you believe me,
<persName id="t17741207-36-person358"> Dennis Shields
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person358" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I said, why, indeed, we expected nothing else. Pritchard said, no, no, my lads, here is the money, and pulled out a guinea and a half, and some silver, and Thane pulled out the same, and said, I think my half guinea looks light; Pritchard said, I think mine does too, we will have them both weighed; accordingly they went to the bar, and had them weighed; they came back, and said, they were both rather too good weight; we sat down, and Pritchard asked us if we would have any supper; we made answer, it was rather lateish, we would have a pot of beer, or so. No, says he, we will have something to eat: and he sent Thane for some pork: he brought both roast and boiled; we ate it together, and had two or three pots of beer; and about ten o'clock we went from the house, because Thane was in a hurry; he was going to lie with a girl he knew: he said, he was in a hurry, he could not stay any longer: we parted with Thane at the door. Pritchard and Grigg and Shields and I, went all together to the Noah's Ark, at St. Giles's. Pritchard there treated ever so many people with anniseed, to the amount of about a shilling's-worth; and then he told us, he believed it was all over with him, for the traps were all after hi m: meaning Sir
<persName id="t17741207-36-person359"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person359" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's runners: then Pritchard, Griggs, and I, went out, and left Shields behind. Pritchard said, we well go and lie at Piccadilly: going along, Pritchard said, if I am taken, I am a dead man; and cried almost all the way. We went to Piccadilly and lay at an inn all night; I don't know the inn. We got up about eight o'clock, and took a walk round Mill-bank: we were to meet Thane about ten o'clock, at the Chequers: we went there, and the landlord told us Thane had been there two or three times: we sat down, and Thane came in; and
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person360" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> soon after him. We staid there about an hour, then Grigg went to buy a pair of shoes with the money Pritchard gave him, and Thane went with him; because he had lent him a pair of buckles, that he wanted to give to a girl: then we went to an ale-house in Holborn, and sat there a great while: Shields said, he would go and seek after Thane; he went after him, but could not find him. Shields desired us to go to the eating house, by Newgate, and said, he would bring Thane to us. We met Thane, as we were going down Holborn: he said, he had been waiting for us, and wondered we did not come. We said we had been waiting for him. We went to the house by Newgate, and sat there till about three o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did Pritchard tell you how they got in at Surgeon's Hall?</p>
<p>Vince. He said, he got in at the window.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he tell you so?</p>
<p>Vince. At the Chequers, on Wednesday morning.</p>
<p>He said, he took two shillings worth of halfpence. I forgot to mention one thing, he said: when he saw the halfpence, they stained like guineas, and he thought he was made for ever. He said, he looked for a gold cup, which had a stamp in the inside, but he could not find it: and he said, if he had not got the half-pence, he did not know what he should have done, for he had pawned his shirt the night before; and that not one of them had a farthing.</p>
<p>Q. Did he mention to you what window he got in at?</p>
<p>Vince. No.</p>
<p>Q. from Parker. Whether I was in company with them?</p>
<p>Vince. He was only in company at the Chequers, where we eat the steakes.</p>
<p>Parker. I never was there at all.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-36-person361"> Dennis Shields
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person361" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the house, in Dyot Street, when Thane and Pritchard were there a I cannot say what day it was.</p>
<p>Q. Who was with you?</p>
<p>Shields.
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person362" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; they were all there before I came in: they were drinking some beer together. They were talking that they had committed a robbery at Surgeon's Hall. I said, what fools they were to talk of it there; as there were so many people about, they might be taken up directly. They were pretty much in liquor. We went out of the house, and went down the street.</p>
<p>Q. Who was talking of having done the robbery?</p>
<p>Shields. Thane was the first that spoke of it. We went out and came back again into the house to have some more beer; when we came
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070030"/> out of the house they went away; and Wade and I went away, and lay at a house together. We were to meet them next morning: we did accordingly meet them at a house by Temple-Bar: I don't know the sign, it is up a little court, just through the Bar.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Chequers?</p>
<p>Shields. I believe that is the sign. Pritchard was there by himself; Thane came in, after we had been there a little while: we had some herrings, and some beer: and in about an hour, or an hour and half after Parker came in, and a young woman with him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you all stay there till Parker came in?</p>
<p>Shields. Yes; then we had some beefsteakes and onions for dinner, and a pot of beer, and then we went away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing said, while they staid there?</p>
<p>Shields. They were talking about going for some money they had sold the plate for</p>
<p>Q. Who were talking about that?</p>
<p>Shields. Parker, Thane, and Pritchard: then we all five went to the Crown and Horse-shoe on Holborn-hill: we drank some beer; then they said, they were going to the place were they were to get the money: they came back, and said, they could not get it till five o'clock at night; and they desired. Wade and I to meet them at the same house, at nine o'clock. At nine o'clock the three prisoners came together: Thane went out to a cook's shop, and bought a piece of pork for supper. Before they began to eat, they disputed about two half guineas, and had them weighed; then the landlord got acquainted with Pritchard, they said, they had been neighbours together, and they had a pot of hot. Parker went away with them, but did not return to that house where they eat the supper: there was none but Thane and Pritchard came into that house; then we walked up Holborn: as we were walking along, Pritchard said, he had ventured his life with them, which one in a thousand would not have done: he said, they got in at the window; and the first thing they put their foot on, were some bottles, or glasses, he did not know which: and then he said, he went to look for the plate, and saw a pair of candlesticks, which they did not take. because he knew them to be French plate. He said; he went to the drawers where the money was kept; and got a bowl of half pence; that there was a cup they were looking for, but they could not find it; and he said that there was a kettle, or sauce-pan that had some mark upon it; they did not like to take it; that is all I know about it.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this talk?</p>
<p>Shields. A going along from the house where we supped. We went that night as far as the Crown, in Broad St. Giles's; there I left Thane, Pritchard, and Ward, together. Parker said, he had bought a great whitish coat with a red cape, a green coat and a red scarlet waistcoat, and a hat, and buckles. He said, that at the Chequers. Pritchard said, he took a coat and some things out of pawn, and bought a pair of second-hand breeches.</p>
<p>Q. What dress did you see Parker in before this?</p>
<p>Shields. All three of them had very ragged cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. Did you often meet with Parker before?</p>
<p>Shields. No, I never saw him but once or twice before.</p>
<p>Q. How was Thane dressed at the Chequers?</p>
<p>Shields. He had a brown coat, and a brown waistcoat, the same he has on now, and a brown great coat over it.</p>
<p>Q. Had Prichard and the other man any pistol?</p>
<p>Shields. Yes, they had a pair of pistols; Thane bought them, and brought them into the Chequers, and they carried them along with them to St. Giles's: there they gave me the pistols to load: and I took them and carried them away: the next morning, Pritchard came to me, and gave me six or eight shillings for them again.</p>
<p>Q. What did Pritchard say, and how did he behave, as he went up Holborn?</p>
<p>Shields. He seemed glad, and talked about going to commit another robbery.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he was apprehensive of being taken up, or what would become of him?</p>
<p>Shields. I did not hear him say so.</p>
<p>Parker. These men have been with the thief-catchers, and they have fed them up, and said, if they would not swear against me in particular - I beg your lordship will ask. Shields, whether he has not been maintained by the thief-catchers.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177412070031"/>Shields. No, I have been in goal ever since.</p>
<p>Q. to Wade. Have you been in goal?</p>
<p>Wade. Yes, three weeks; then I was bailed out: I have been at my father's house ever since.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17741207-36-person363"> John Evans
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<interp inst="t17741207-36-person363" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The last hanging-day but one, Vince came to my house, and said, some people, that were concerned in robbing Mr. Cruttenden's house, were going to Tyburn in a coach; and mentioned the prisoners at the bar. I and Jenkens, and Jealous, went to the bottom of Wells-street, and took a coach to meet these people: when we came to the turnpike, as we stoppe