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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177504260001"/>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 26th, Thursday the 27th, Friday the 28th, and Saturday the 29th of APRIL; and on Monday and Tuesday the 1st, and 2d, of MAY, 1775.
<p>In the Fifteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fourth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>Taken down in SHORT-HAND by
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<p>Sold by T. BELL, at (No. 26.) the Top of Bell-Yard, near Temple-Bar.</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,</p>
<p>(M) First Middlesex Jury,</p>
<p>(2d L) Second London Jury,</p>
<p>(2d M) Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>First London Jury.</p>
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<p>Second 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>Mrs. Edmonds. That box was kept in a closet. I remember seeing the prisoner take it away; I told my husband that the prisoner had taken this box: he charged a constable with him: we got a warrant, and searched the prisoner's lodging, in Rochester Row, Tottlefields; there I found a part of my property, (some of the things produced in court and deposed to) part of the box was found, and the prisoner confessed he had burned the other part. Rochester Row is about a quarter of a mile from Pye Street.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I removed the goods to my wife's aunt's for safety, they were afterwards conveyed to my lodgings without my privity or knowledge by my wife.</p>
<p>The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>265. (M)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-2-off7 t17750426-2-cd8"/>. ++</p>
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<p>266. 267. (M)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-3-off13 t17750426-3-victim68"/> </persName> ,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-3-off13 t17750426-3-cd11"/>. ++</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-3-verdict12" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-3-off13 t17750426-3-victim72"/> </persName> ,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-3-off13 t17750426-3-cd14"/>. ++</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-3-verdict15" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>263. (M)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-4-off16 t17750426-4-victim76"/> </persName> , the said lead being affixed to an empty house </rs>, the property of the said John,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-4-off16 t17750426-4-cd17"/>. ++</p>
<p>A Witness. On the 21st of January I saw the prisoner and a woman in the house of Mr. Davis, in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-4-off16 t17750426-4-crimeloc18"/>; they were seemingly cutting a roll of lead. Soon after that I saw the woman come out with something under her cloak; I took hold of her arm, and asked her what she had got; she said, nothing at all. I told her, she was a thief, and then she dropped the lead. When I saw the prisoner in the house, he seemed very busy, and had his shirt sleeves tucked up above his elbows, and his hair tied behind.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-4-person77"> Joseph Wrickets
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<interp inst="t17750426-4-person77" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-4-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 21st of January, between the hours of six and eight at night, returning from the city, passing by this house I observed a light; I looked through the keyhole, and saw the prisoner with his shirt sleeves up above his elbows cutting lead up in the kitchen: the woman, who is admitted evidence, was standing with a candle in her
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177504260004"/> hand by the dresser. I got some neighbours to watch the house, and soon after the woman opened the door, and came out with the lead in her apron: we stopped her, she dropped the lead: being asked how she came by it, she said, the prisoner gave it her: the prisoner was taken as he was endeavouring to escape out at the back of the house.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-4-person78"> John Davis
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<interp inst="t17750426-4-person78" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-4-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am owner of the house. The lead was taken off a sink in the kitchen. (The lead was produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<persName id="t17750426-4-person79"> John Wyat
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<interp inst="t17750426-4-person79" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-4-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was charged with the woman; she had dropped a parcel of lead in the street, the other part was left in the house; it was in two parcels.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-4-person80"> William Simmons
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<interp inst="t17750426-4-person80" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-4-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 21st of January Mr. Davis sent for me. Before I got to the house the woman was in custody. I was desired to go round to the back of the house to prevent the prisoner escaping that way. I found him there; he
<persName id="t17750426-4-person81"> drew
<interp inst="t17750426-4-person81" type="given" value="drew"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-4-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a knife upon me, but I secured him, and found two keys and the knife upon him.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-4-person82"> William Siddon
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<interp inst="t17750426-4-person82" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-4-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The night before the prisoner was taken, I saw him in the house through the key-hole, cutting lead; I went to get assistance to secure him, but before I returned he was gone: he was taken in the house the night following.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was not found in the house, neither was any of the lead found upon me: I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
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<p>269. (M)
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<interp inst="t17750426-5-off21" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-5-off21" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/> stealing a silver watch, value three pounds, and six shillings in money numbered, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-5-off21 t17750426-5-victim86"/> </persName> privately from the person of the said James </rs>,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-5-off21 t17750426-5-cd22"/>. ++</p>
<persName id="t17750426-5-person87"> James Wise
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<interp inst="t17750426-5-person87" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-5-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 5th of April, about ten at night I was at the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-5-off21 t17750426-5-crimeloc23"/>. The prisoner came in, and asked me to drink; we drank a pint or two of beer together, and then I fell asleep; when I waked I missed my watch and my money. I wound the watch up just before I fell asleep; there was nobody in the room with me but the prisoner and the landlord. When I awaked the prisoner was gone: having a strong suspicion of him, I had him taken up, and a pawnbroker's duplicate of my watch was found upon him; he had pawned it in his own name. I was rather in liquor. (The watch was produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<persName id="t17750426-5-person88"> Henry Dixon
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<interp inst="t17750426-5-person88" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-5-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. On the 6th of April, the prisoner, in company with another man, pawned this watch with me; it has been in my custody ever since.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-5-person89"> Francis Perry
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<interp inst="t17750426-5-person89" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-5-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Wife and the prisoner were drinking together at my house on the 5th of April. Wife fell asleep; while he was asleep, the prisoner desired me to draw him a pint of beer: when he had drank the beer he went out, and did not return again.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was drinking with the prosecutor at the Butcher's Arms. I had occasion to go to the necessary, and there I found the watch: the next day I pawned the watch to get some things out of pawn.</p>
<p>Q. to Wise. Was you ever at the necessary?</p>
<p>Wise. No, I never stirred off my seat.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-5-verdict24" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/> Guilty of stealing the goods, but not guilty of stealing them privately from the person </rs>.
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<p>270. 271. 272. (M)
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<interp inst="t17750426-6-off26" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-6-off26 t17750426-6-victim97"/> </persName> on the
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<p>All three
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177504260005"/>273. (2d. M)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-7-off29 t17750426-7-crimeloc32"/>. In December and the latter end of January, I missed several pair of shoes. On the 1st of March, Mr. Leighton a pawnbroker in Wardour Street, sent to me, and informed me that a pair of men's shoes were offered him to pawn, that answered to the description I had given him of some I had lost. I found there the rest of the shoes mentioned in the indictment.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-7-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I am servant to Mr. Leighton, a pawnbroker in Wardour Street. The prisoner offered a pair of shoes to pawn on the 1st of March: knowing he worked with the prosecutor, I suspected the shoes belonged to him; I went and informed him of it. The prisoner had pawned a pair at our house before.</p>
<p>- Priestman. The prisoner pawned four pair of shoes at my master's.</p>
<p>- Wilson. I am a pawnbroker. I took in four pair of shoes of the prisoner in January and February. The shoes were produced, and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I kept a shop in Little Poultney Street. I rather failed, and then I removed to Wardour Street, where I worked sometime for my own customers. These shoes were my own property; I pawned them because I wanted a trifle of money.</p>
<p>The prisoner called six witnesses, who had known him a great many years, and gave him a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Sunday was five weeks the 19th of March, I was coming to London from Bath; I called at Patridge's at Salt Hill, and desired him to let me have a good pair of horses, that would carry me over
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-8-off35 t17750426-8-crimeloc37"/> before dark, I intended to take fresh horses at Hounslow; he said he would help me to a pair that would carry me in 60 minutes; he said I need not be afraid, I should have time enough to stay tea: we set out from Salt Hill in the chaise between five and six; we were robbed just after sun set, but, it was very far from dark. The boy drove at the rate of a mile in three minutes and a half and four minutes Mr. Penwarne was in the chaise with me, and his servant rode behind the chaise; I delivered him a pistol; we were stopped just at the enterance of the last heath towards Hounslow; which I find since, is called
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<p>Q. What kind of a pistol was it.</p>
<p>Pike. It appeared to be a short pistol, the lock was on the side of the barrel in the old fashion way, I leaned forward to look at him, he cried G - d d - n you, he swore very much, he appeared very drunk. I told him not to behave ill, and he would have what he wanted presently; after
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<p>Q. I suppose that pistol was presented to the other gentleman in the chaise?</p>
<p>Pike. It was in the chaise door; they endeavoured to avoid shewing their faces a good deal, but I saw the faces of both of them. I gave them more than five shillings: Gregory was on the left hand, my side of the chaise, Barrett on the other side. I gave my purse to Barrett, and so did Mr. Penwarne.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to give your purse to the man on your side?</p>
<p>Pike. He appeared to be drunk, he reeled upon his horse, I imagined he was in danger of falling from his horse.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give your purse as well as the five shillings?</p>
<p>Pike. Yes, Barrett said, when I gave my purse, let the gentlemen off. Barrett behaved exceeding well, very decent; he did not appear so violent, nor did I apprehend myself in so much danger from him as Gregory; I thought that, as a drunken man, he might have inadvertently fired, and his pistol was within a few inches of my head. As soon as I had delivered my purse, and Barrett had left me, Gregory said, Now G - d d - n you, now for your watches.</p>
<p>Q. Did they both demand your watches?</p>
<p>Pike. Yes, I told him I had none: he said, G - d d - n you, say upon your honour. To comply with his whim, I said, I had none upon my honour; he bid me say so again, which I did; then he said to the driver, D - n you go on, or I will blow your brains out. The driver drove on to Hounslow: when we came to the corner, there were some lusty young fellows standing there. I said, my lods, I am this moment robbed, there is forty pounds a piece reward for you, and I have a brace of pistols, and you may have the horses. They swore they would go after them. I ordered the driver to get fresh horses, and go to London. I was a good deal fatigued, I had come from Bridgwater, which is near a hundred and fifty miles that day; and I got into London about eight o'clock: I went to the coffee house, and sent for one of Sir
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's clerks. I had word brought, that it would be better to go to the office: I went there, and laid an information.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that either of the prisoners or both of them, are the men that came up to the chaise and robbed you?</p>
<p>Pike. I verily believe from my conscience that they are the same: but as I said before Sir
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<p>Q. It was not dark?</p>
<p>Pike. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was there light enough to distinguish a man's face so as to know him again?</p>
<p>Pike. Perfectly so, I verily believe them to be the same.</p>
<p>Q. You will not undertake to say positively that they are?</p>
<p>Pike. I beg to be excused saying that; the one rode upon a bay horse, the other upon a black horse; the person that was upon my side upon the left hand, was upon a black horse or a more: the person on the right side of the chaise, rode upon a bay horse.</p>
<p>Q. How long might they be at the chaise?</p>
<p>Pike. Five or six minutes, as near as I can recollect. I have received a letter respecting the prisoners, from one Littleton.</p>
<p>Court. That is not evidence.</p>
<p>Pike. I mention it with respect to the person that wrote it, that it might be found out, but I don't mention it as a circumstance of any disadvantage to the prisoners, not in the least.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after did you see the prisoners?</p>
<p>Pike. We came to town on Sunday evening, the 19th of March, I believe it was last Sunday was five weeks. Sir
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had sent to several people in town. That letter was left for me at Mr. Reddington's, in Fenchurch Street; and in consequence of that letter I went to Bow-Street, I saw Barrett
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<p>Q. Were they both at Sir John's, or only one?</p>
<p>Pike. I saw but one in the room at that time. Barrett, who I thought to be the same person that was upon the right hand side of the chaise: the other was brought to Sir John Fielding's before they were examined.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw Barrett there, did you recollect, that, that was the man that robbed you?</p>
<p>Pike. I did verily believe it was; I said so at the time:</p>
<p>Q. Had you such a recollection of him, that you could say with a degree of certainty that he was one of the men?</p>
<p>Pike. I do verily believe that he was the person that was upon the right hand side of the chaise; his hair was then loose about his shoulders, as it was when he robbed us. I was introduced into the back room, where Sir John was sitting: Barrett was in the outer room, with his hair down. I sat about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour in Sir John's room, when they were both brought in, and examined together. I had a bad crooked sixpence in the purse, I received it in change; I put it into my green purse, and gave it altogether into his hand. When Sir John ordered them to be searched, there were two farthings taken upon them, about eighteen or nineteen shillings in silver, and a bad sixpence. Sir
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> asked me if I could swear to it. I told Sir John, I did not chuse to swear to money, though I believed it to be the same sixpence, that sixpence was found upon Barrett.</p>
<p>Cross Examination. </p>
<p> Q. You took the chaise at Salt Hill.</p>
<p>Pike. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You said, it was between five and six; might it not be near six?</p>
<p>Pike. I apprehend it was nearer six than five.</p>
<p>Q. You were very fortunate to get a good pair of horses; that went at the rate of fourteen or fifteen miles an hour?</p>
<p>Pike. We were drove a mile in three minutes and a half.</p>
<p>Q. How long might you be coming from Salt Hill to the place where you was robbed?</p>
<p>Pike. I do suppose we were not quite fifty minutes coming: I had my watch in my portmanteau when we were robbed; but when I came into Hounslow I asked what o'clock it was, they said, between six and seven; it was not quite seven.</p>
<p>Q. If you set out at near six, I suppose it must be pretty near seven when you was robbed. This was pretty near Hounslow?</p>
<p>Pike, Yes, we drove pretty fast, as we did all the way. We came from Salt Hill to Hounslow in less than sixty minutes, and were robbed.</p>
<p>Q. Partridge's is about the twenty-second mile-stone, I believe?</p>
<p>Pike. Yes, I paid him twelve miles, from Salt Hill to Hounslow.</p>
<p>Q. You say, you saw these men upon the road some time before they came up to you?</p>
<p>Pike. They came into the road.</p>
<p>Q. Your chaise was going at a prodigious great rate, and the glasses were up: it was impossible to make much observation upon them then?</p>
<p>Pike. I could see them clearly through the glass.</p>
<p>Q. I think you said, they avoided shewing their faces?</p>
<p>Pike. They passed the chaise, and immediately cried, holloa stop.</p>
<p>Q. I observe you give your evidence with great caution of the sixpence, and as to the persons of the men; that you will not be positive they were the men?</p>
<p>Pike. I should be very sorry to prejudice the court, I would rather go on the other side. I feel a great deal in my own mind upon this occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> saw two men; one came on one side of the chaise, the other on the other: I saw him that came on my side of the chaise take a pistol out of his pocket, he could not be two yards from me, when I saw him take the pistol out; he immediately turned his horse short round and came up close to the glass and bid me put it down; he said, put down your glass, then he said, I want money, and money I must have. I put my hand in my pocket and gave him, to the best of my remembrance, about eight shillings, though I think rather more.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether you delivered your money to either of the prisoners?</p>
<p>Penwarne. I can positively swear Barrett is the man I gave my money to; I took a good deal of notice of him.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner was he dressed?</p>
<p>Penwarne. In a light colour beaver surtout coat; I did not observe what cloaths he had under it, as it was buttoned; his hair hung about his ears, and was pinned at the sides; his hair hung down very strait. I saw them at Sir
<persName id="t17750426-8-person118"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's the next morning after. When I gave them my money, they asked me for my watch. I said, I had no watch. Said he, upon your honour. - I said, upon my honour I have no watch. Barrett said, let the gentlemen go off. The other said, he would have the watch. He said, don't delay the gentlemen, driver go on, or I will blow your brains out: upon which the driver went on. As soon as I saw Barrett at Sir
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, I recollected him that very moment. I did not see Gregory till he was brought to the bar; I knew him immediately.</p>
<p>Q. How long might he be at the chaise?</p>
<p>Penwarne. He did not detain us above five minutes: he behaved as civil as could be.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw him at Sir John Fielding's, was his hair in the like condition as when he robbed you?</p>
<p>Penwarne. Yes, I remarked his hair a good deal.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any notice of Gregory?</p>
<p>Penwarne. No, I never so much as looked at him, I heard him swear a good deal, and thought he was drunk, by his talk.</p>
<p>Q. What time in the evening was it, that you was robbed?</p>
<p>Penwarne. I suppose it might be before seven; we drove at a great rate. I did not observe him till I saw him put his hand into his pocket and take out a pistol, then it struck me a good deal; I thought what his errand was immediately.</p>
<p>Q. What coloured horse was Barrett on?</p>
<p>Penwarne. It struck me that it was a bay.</p>
<p>Q. Could you distinguish his face clearly?</p>
<p>Penwarne. I could distinguish very clearly.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. You say, you set out from Partridge's at near six o'clock in a chaise and pair?</p>
<p>Penwarne. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How many miles did you come an hour?</p>
<p>Penwarne. I should suppose twelve or fourteen miles: the horses set off a gallop, and never stopped galloping till we came to a little town, I don't know the name of it, I believe it is Cramford.</p>
<p>Q. How long might you be before you was robbed?</p>
<p>Penwarne. About fifty minutes, I should suppose.</p>
<p>Q. Why, it is about twelve miles?</p>
<p>Penwarne. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think you came it in an hour?</p>
<p>Penwarne. I had not a watch.</p>
<p>Q. You took no notice of these men before they came to the chaise?</p>
<p>Penwarne. No.</p>
<p>Q. You was not surprised at all?</p>
<p>Penwarne. Yes, I was.</p>
<p>Q. How long might he be at the chaise?</p>
<p>Penwarne. I believe, about five minutes; he was not there so long as Gregory; Gregory was not easily contented.</p>
<p>Q. Was it dark?</p>
<p>Penwarne. No, very good light.</p>
<p>Q. You gave him eight shillings, did you give him the money directly?</p>
<p>Penwarne. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then he went away directly?</p>
<p>Penwarne. No, he asked me for my watch, he stood at the chaise door still.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177504260009"/>Q. Do you swear to his hair or his person?</p>
<p>Penwarne. I am certain to both.</p>
<p>Q. Though you never saw him before?</p>
<p>Penwarne. I never saw him before to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Valentine Crew. I was behind the chaise on the 19th of March. When the chaise was coming to town, it was stopped at Hounslow Heath: just as we got to Butcher's Grove, I saw two men coming up to the chaise; I took particular notice of Barrett before he came to the chaise. Barrett rode a brown bay horse: when they came to the chaise, Barrett twice cried, stop; the driver pulled in; and he said, down with your glasses: the other was up close by the driver's side. He cried, down with the glasses; which they immediately did; then he said, I want your money. He was on the right side of the chaise: in less than a minute Gregory came from the driver with another pistol, and said to me, D - n you, if you stir I will blow your brains out. I had a single pistol, with which I was going to blow Barrett's brains out.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was Barrett?</p>
<p>Crew. Yes, I am certain of it. I did not take the pistol out of my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. I understand you was going to fire?</p>
<p>Crew. I did not take the pistol out of my pocket; I unbolted it.</p>
<p>Q. Did Gregory see what you was going about?</p>
<p>Crew. I do not know; he came round by the wheel of the chaise, fronting the hind wheel, and said, if I stirred, or to that purpose, he would blow my brains out, and said, Deliver, deliver, or I will blow your brains out directly. Barrett, I believe, had got the money, and Gregory demanded the watches.</p>
<p>Q. Barrett demanded the money of Mr. Pike?</p>
<p>Crew. Yes, and said, D - n your blood deliver directly.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the two prisoners: what do you say as to Barrett?</p>
<p>Crew. I say, he is the person, but his hair was not done up as it is now. Barrett was on the right hand side of the chaise. I am positive as to Barrett; his hair was hanging strait over his shoulders, in the same manner as it was when he came before Sir
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the next morning: there were about forty people in the room at he Justice's: as soon as I opened the door, I recollected him and said, that is the man, he was standing up against the chimney piece.</p>
<p>Q. What cloaths had he on?</p>
<p>Crew. A light coloured great coat.</p>
<p>Q. How long were they at the chaise?</p>
<p>Crew. About four or five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. You know this man's life is at stake: I ask you once more, if you are positive to the man?</p>
<p>Crew. I am positive upon my oath.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say as to Gregory?</p>
<p>Crew. I am certain he is the other; he had a lightish coat on too, he rode a black horse with a white face.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it when your master was robbed?</p>
<p>Crew. I believe it was about eight minutes before seven o'clock; I had my watch in my hand about ten minutes before, when on the other heath, it then wanted a quarter of seven; it was not above five minutes after. I observed how long we were going the mile.</p>
<p>Q. The money was given directly as the glasses were put down?</p>
<p>Crew. No, it might be a minute and a half after. When they had got the money, Barrett asked, if they had any watches? Mr. Pike, and Mr. Penwarne said, they had no watches: the prisoners said, have you not, upon your honour. They said, they had not, upon their honour: then they bid the driver drive on.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw Barrett, you saw his hair?</p>
<p>Crew. I saw his features before he came to the chaise, just as he came to the horses head, before the chaise stopped.</p>
<p>Q. Do you swear you could distinguish his face before the chaise stopped?</p>
<p>Crew. Yes, but not so well as I could afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see either of them before?</p>
<p>Crew. Not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Court. When you went to Sir
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<p>Crew. No, he came in about half an hour: when I saw him, I knew he was the person. Gregory's hair was in drop curls.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing to any body on the road, about ten pounds a piece for them?</p>
<p>Crew. I said no such thing. Mr. Pike said something about it.</p>
<p>Court. You say, you knew them both by their hair and features?</p>
<p>Crow. Yes, I did.</p>
<p>Q. It could not be very light?</p>
<p>Crew. It was light enough to distinguish their faces.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a dark wet night, or a clear sky.</p>
<p>Crew. I do not know. It was light enough to distinguish a man's face.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Pike. What sort of a night was it?</p>
<p>Pike. It was a very light night, I saw the sun go down, myself, very bright.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I drove the post chaise. I live with Mr. Patridge. I drove the two gentlemen from Mr. Patridge's on the 19th of March. We were stopped on Hounslow Heath by two men; I did not take any notice of them; they were very much in liquor: they held their heads so down on their horses, I could not take notice of them.</p>
<p>Q. You remember the circumstance of the chaise being robbed: have you always told the same story you do now?</p>
<p>Godfrey. Yes.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. At what rate did you drive?</p>
<p>Godfrey. About ten miles an hour.</p>
<p>Q. What time was the chaise stopped?</p>
<p>Godfrey. About dusk; it was very dark when we got into the town.</p>
<p>Q. Was it dark when you was stopped?</p>
<p>Godfrey. It was dusk.</p>
<p>Q. It was quite dark when you got into the town?</p>
<p>Godfrey. Yes.</p>
<p>Counsel for the crown. Did you go directly to the town, or stop any where first?</p>
<p>Godfrey. We stopped about ten minutes at the end of the town.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Pike. You gave an account, that you met some men at the end of the town?</p>
<p>Pike. Yes, and stopped ten minutes, or a quarter of an hour with them, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. What kind of light had you, when you got to the end of the town?</p>
<p>Pike. It was dusk, not quite dark, I could see the people under the trees, I could see who, and what they were.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's. I was returning to town, about eight in the evening. I stopped at the Sun, at Hounslow; the landlord informed me, two gentlemen had been robbed in a chaise, on the Heath. And Mungo, (which is a name they call the last witness by) drove it, who was over the way. I went over to Godfrey, and he gave me a description of the men: he said, one had his hair about his ears, and the other was very much in liquor, and had had a fall from his horse: he said, they were two young men; one was mounted on a black mare, and the other on a bay gelding, which had been let blood. Upon receiving this information, I said, I had seen two such men on the Heath between five and six o'clock, and could tell them from a thousand.
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Lord Berkley's keeper and I went in pursuit of them; we were both on horseback. We took the prisoners at the King's Head, Longford. I asked the landlady, if such men were there, describing them, she said, yes, they had supped, and were just going to bed. I desired to see them; we went up stairs, I laid hold on Gregory, and found this pistol, (producing it) in his pocket: just after I had found it, he said, d - n my blood, I ought to have another. Just as he was speaking this, the hostler brought in another, which he had dropped at the stable door, which exactly matched that I had taken from him. I then searched his pockets, and found a guinea and half in gold, fourteen shillings and sixpence in silver, a bad sixpence, eight pennyworth of halfpence, and two farthings. Mr. Othen took this pair of pistols out of Barrett's pocket, (producing them.)</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Is it not usual for gentlemen to travel with pistols?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177504260011"/>Bryant. No.</p>
<p>Q. How far is the King's Head from the place where the robbery was committed?</p>
<p>Bryant. About five miles: it was near nine o'clock when we got there.</p>
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<p>Court. Was you present when the post-boy gave the description of the men?</p>
<p>Othen. When we came to Hounslow, we stopped at the Sun. Mr. Holmes, who keeps the Sun, informed us, there had been a robbery committed, and said, he would fetch the post boy: he did, and the post boy said, the chaise was robbed by two little men; that was all I heard him say about it. I did hear him say something about his hair. I went with Bryant to Longford: I enquired at the King's Head, at Longford, if they had seen two such men as I described; they said, there were two such young men in the house. Bryant went into the room first, I followed him, he laid hold of Gregory, and took a pistol out of his pocket: I laid hold of Barrett, and I took a pistol out of each of his pockets; these are the pistols, ( which are produced.</p>
<p>Gregory's Defence.</p>
<p>Mr. Barrett asked me to go down with him to Alysbury; he said, he was engaged with a company of comedians. I agreed to go with him; his horse was taken lame, that we could not proceed any further than Longford that night: just as we were going to bed there, these people came, and said, there had been a robbery committed on the road, and they believed we were the people, and accordingly they took us to Bow Street.</p>
<p>Barrett's Defence.</p>
<p>On the Sunday, before I was taken, I had engaged in a party with a company of comedians, I met with Gregory, and asked him to accompany me. We dined at Kew Bridge, and stayed till four in the evening: accordingly we set forward; my horse became lame, I had him bled at Hounslow, for which I paid sixpence. By the time the horse was bled it was quite dusk; accordingly, I said, to Gregory, we must keep up a sharp pace, or else we shall be very late before we come to any place: we rode on, it was quite dark before we got two miles over the Heath. I said, then we would put up at the first house we come at. It had been a very rainy day, I began to repent of my undertaking, because it was such a rainy day. We were riding fastish, I was intimidated; he said, you have got pistols, you can defend yourself. I said, I was not used to be out of an evening, I was not found of it; I would therefore put up at the first house we came to. Accordingly we put up at the King's Head at Longford; we asked if they had any thing for supper; we went first, and saw the horses safe in the stable, and desired them to be taken care of: the lame one, the ostler said, he was very lame, but believed, he would be able to proceed on the journey in the morning: we desired to be called early. After we had been in the house about an hour, two men came in, one, a man of Sir
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<interp inst="t17750426-8-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, the other a servant of Lord Berkley's. I thought they might be people come to the house as we were; one of them came up to me, and said, young man, I must search you, and collared me, and he pulled a pistol out of my pocket. I then asked his reason for searching me, he said, there had been a robbery committed on Hounslow Heath, and he imagined we were the perpetrators of it. I well knowing my innocence, readily consented to let him search me; I knew he must execute his duty, and therefore, I consented to it immediately. I did not know I should be tried to-day, my witnesses are to come out of the country.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-12-victim156 t17750426-12-viclabel54"/>. On the 22d of this month, (last Saturday) about five in the afternoon the prisoner came to our shop; she bought two yards and a half of white cotton, which she paid for, she then went out of the shop; Mr. Rawle desired me to go after her, as he suspected she had taken something. I followed and stopped her, when she had not got twenty yards distant from the house; I told her, I believed she had taken something out of the shop: she said, she had not; I lifted up her cloak, and took this piece of muslin from under her left arm, which I am sure, is the prosecutors property.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>(2d M) MARGARET, the wife of
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<p>Bransgrove said nothing in his defence.</p>
<p>Terry's Defence.</p>
<p>I never did so before.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the things.</p>
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<p>286. (2d M)
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<p>The prosecutor was called, and not appearing, his recognizance was ordered to be estreated.</p>
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<persName id="t17750426-18-person210"> Jane Chapman
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<interp inst="t17750426-18-person210" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> lodge with me. On the 7th of April, I went out about half after seven, in the evening; I left no one in the house; I took care to leave the house secure, I lifted up the latch of the street door to be sure I had locked it. I returned home about twelve o'clock, and found my house broke open. I went up stairs, and saw a parcel of things tied up in a bundle. The next day I saw the prisoner before the justice, but he said nothing.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-18-person211"> Jane Chapman
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<interp inst="t17750426-18-person211" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a lodger in the house of Mr. Brookes. On the 17th of April, I went out about six in the evening, and returned home after nine. As I came down the street, I saw a light in Mrs. Smith's room. I was very much starried, knowing there was nobody at home. I got Mr. Chapman, and two or three neighbours to go into the house. When I returned, I saw the light was removed into my room, I unlocked the street door, and three men run down stairs; they blew their candle out, but the snuff was a-light: hearing them running down stairs, I pulled the door to again, but they wrenched it out of my hand, and rushed out, one, one way, another the other way, and the prisoner ran across the street. Mr. Hudson tripped up his heels as he was running. I saw him next day, before the justice: I did not see him when he was tripped up and taken by Hudson, not to be sure to his person, I went up to my apartment; I found the door wrenched open; I left it double locked when I went out: there were a shirt unmade, an apron, and a piece of cloth dropped on the outside of my door. I went to Mrs. Smith's room, and found her drawers broke open, and a bundle of things without the door; they had made an attempt to open the lock of my bureau with a chissel, or some such tool.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-18-person212" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live next door to Mr. Brookes. I was at my door when the last witness came home; she told me, she was sure there was some body in the house, because she saw a light, and she knew there was nobody at home: she went to get some assistance, and while she was gone, I saw the light move out of the one pair of stairs into the two pair of stairs room. She returned with Campion and some other people: she seemed slurried, and said, now they have got into my room; she opened the street door, and they were coming down stairs with as much speed as they could. I cannot say how many came out, it was so dark: I am positive the prisoner is one that came out of the house, I kept my eye upon him; I took him three or four yards from the door, I never had my eyes off him till I took him; I was close to the door: I delivered him to proper people to take care of him, and went home; I was not in the house. I went next day before the justice; there he said, there were two more besides him in the house. I am very positive he is one that came out of the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-18-person213" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mrs. Chapman came to me, and told me there was somebody in their house. I went with her; I did not see them come out: the first I saw was the prisoner, in Mr. Hudson's custody; we took him to the coal-shed, there I saw his face, and am sure he is the man. We sent for a constable and gave charge of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-18-person214" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who keeps the coal-shed, deposed, that Chapman came to him, and further confirms her evidence.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-18-person215"> Elizabeth Smith
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<interp inst="t17750426-18-person215" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge at Mr. Brookes's. On the 17th of April I went out about five in the evening: I was fetched home about nine. I found my door broke open, and a bundle of my things tied up in a sheet; my drawers were all broke open. I am sure I fastened my door when I went out. (The bundle produced by the constable) these things are my property; the constable has an apron which he took out of the prisoner's pocket; that apron is mine, I described it before I saw it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-18-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : I am a constable, I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner, a watchman searched him, and found in his pocket a bunch of picklock keys, a tinder-box, a stint, a steel, some matches and this apron; he told me, there were two others concerned with him, whose names are George Hartley, and
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was coming by this place, the people laid hold of me, I found the things.</p>
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<p>289. (M.)
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<p>(M.) WILLIAM WOOLEY, was a second time indicted, for
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<interp inst="t17750426-19-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday, the 24th of March, between seven and eight in the evening, I walked out from my chambers in Gray's Inn, to a lodging at Kentish Town, that I had for the sake of the air: that evening, Mrs. Camplin, at whose house I lodged, and I and a young gentleman, my nephew, a studentin physic, took a walk. We set off a little after seven; and in a field, on the other side of Fig-lane, we saw before us, three men in the foot path; one of them staid behind.</p>
<p>Q. It was duskish then, I suppose?</p>
<p>Urquhart. Rather dark, it was pretty dark. The men were about twenty yards off, when we saw them; one of them lagged behind, and stood by the bank: there is a high bank, on each side of the foot-path; I went on and passed that man, and Mrs. Camplin and my nephew followed me; when I came within about a yard and a half of the two foremost men, both of them turned about, and one presented a pistol to my head and said stop or you are a dead man; I was a little alarmed at this; I said, what is the meaning of all this, Sir, said he, your life or your money; he had scarcely finished these words, when my nephew left me and made a blow at the pistol with a stick, that surprized me a little, as I would have given them a little money, rather than run any risk; but, however, he drove the pistol out of the man's hand, and it fell into the ditch, I think, then he beat them about the head, the other two seized me, and pulled me by the neck and arm to get me down, but my nephew knocked them about so, that two of them were under the necessity of creeping off as well as they could, the third who is the prisoner at the bar, had hold of me by the neck, he pulled me down with him; he was knocked down, he fell like a stone, by some lucky blow the young gentleman gave him; we secured him, the other two went away and we heard no more of them; when the man recovered a little from his blows, we said, he must go along with us; he said, he would, my nephew got hold of one of his arms, Mrs. Camplin the other, and we took him
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<interp inst="t17750426-19-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with my uncle; the prisoner was the man that presented the pistol and demanded our money; I knocked it out of his hand; we took him upon the spot, he was never out of our custody.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I came up by mere chance, I was knocked down and fought in my own defence; I never presented a pistol.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-19-person226"> Mary Penny
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<interp inst="t17750426-19-person226" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged in the house where I live, he was very sober and honest; he kept regular hours, he lived in Steward's Rents, Drury-lane.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-19-person227"> Mary Tyner
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<interp inst="t17750426-19-person227" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged with me two years, he kept good hours, I never heard any harm of him.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-19-person228"> John Hands
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<p>290. (2d M)
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<p>The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Elizabeth Theobald. I was bed fellow with Mrs. Hunter that night: I saw the two prisoners, I am positive to both of them; they and another man came into the room, I can positively swear to both the prisoners; I was not awaked out of my sleep, I was rather between sleep and awake, when they came in, not quite asleep, I did not hear any noise before it was between one and two o'clock; they had a dark lanthorn with them, they turned it round, and in it there was a large candle, one of the men said d - n your eyes, if you speak a word, off go both your heads, and they held a naked sword over us. I would have screamed out, but they stopped my mouth first with their hands, then with the bed-cloaths, they took nothing particularly from me, but riffled Mrs. Hunter; they took a ring from her finger and the buckles from her shoes; they found two shillings in Mrs. Hunter's pocket, when they found there was no more than two shillings, they said they would give it her again; Mrs. Hunter said, she did not want it, but they returned it her, and said they would do that to buy, her a breakfast; this they did of their own accord, without being asked to do it, they took all the things that were in the drawers, and tied them up in order to carry them off but were interrupted by
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<p>Q. from M'Donald. Whether you did not say at the justices you knew nothing of me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-21-person248" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No. I am very positive as to him, I had a greater opportunity of seeing him than Conway, for he lay upon the bed over me, and had his hand upon my breast, his head was over my head, and I saw his face very plain, and therefore am absolutely positive to M'Donald; I can swear likewise to Conway.</p>
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<p>Conway's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been drinking at a public house when this man took me up, I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
<p>M'Donald's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of it than the man that is unborn.</p>
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<p>293. (2d M)
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<p>294. (2d M.)
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you, or your wife owe the prisoner any money?</p>
<p>Lawson. No, not a farthing; he was a stranger to us.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-23-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Layton, a pawnbroker. This pair of tea tongs' and these three rings, (producing them) I took in of the prisoner, and lent him ten shillings upon them.</p>
<p>They are deposed to by Mrs. Lawson.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-23-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Masters, a pawnbroker in Holborn. This ring, (producing one) was pledged by the prisoner, on the 17th of March, my fellow apprentice took it in, he is not here.</p>
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<p>(They are produced and deposed to by Mrs. Lawson.)</p>
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<p>Prisoners Defence.</p>
<p>My lord, I received them of Mrs. Pearce, on the 17th of March, between five and six o'clock, she owed me a little money, I told her I was going in the country, and should be glad of it; she said, she had some things which were left her at the decease of her father she would give me to raise the money on, and she gave me these things.</p>
<p>The prisoner called.</p>
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<p>"the morning, and collected tradesmen's debts</p>
<p>"in afternoons. That he had known the</p>
<p>"prisoner five years, that on the 17th of March</p>
<p>"about three or four in the afternoon, the prisoner</p>
<p>"desired him to go with him to one</p>
<p>"Mrs. Pearse, who owed him some money;</p>
<p>"that he went with him; that the prisoner told</p>
<p>"Mrs. Pearse he was going into the country,</p>
<p>"and wanted the money she owed him; that</p>
<p>"she said, she had no money, but she had some</p>
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<p>"rings and some linen, thereabouts there</p>
<p>"were six rings, that he should not the</p>
<p>"linen, but thought he should know the rings;</p>
<p>"upon looking at the things, he said, he would</p>
<p>"swear to the rings and necklace and tongs,</p>
<p>"that she sold they were her husband's property</p>
<p>"that the witness had no suspicion they were not</p>
<p>"honestly come by Upon his cross examination,</p>
<p>"he said, he could not say particularly, why</p>
<p>"he could swear to the things, that there was</p>
<p>"no mark on them, that he never had them in</p>
<p>"his hand, but that they were like the things</p>
<p>"she gave to the prisoner, that he did not</p>
<p>"know whether there was any crest, mark or</p>
<p>"coat of arms on them, he did not examine</p>
<p>"them so far, that there were six rings, three</p>
<p>"red and three green; that Mrs. Pearse took</p>
<p>"no account at all of the things when she delivered</p>
<p>"them to the prisoner."</p>
<p>"The prisoner called one other witness to</p>
<p>"his character."</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-23-defend257 t17750426-23-punish117"/> T </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>295. 296 (1st M)
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<interp inst="t17750426-24-off119" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-24-off119" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing twelve pewter plates, value three shillings, two pewter dishes, value one shilling, four copper saucepons, value two shillings, a copper tea-kettle, value six-pence, two bed quilts, value two shillings, and a pound weight of tea, value four shillings </rs>, the property of
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<interp inst="t17750426-24-off120" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/> receiving the above goods, well knowing them to have been stolen </rs>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-24-off120 t17750426-24-cd121"/>. *</p>
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<p>297 (1st M)
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<interp inst="t17750426-25-off123" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> stealing a copper tea-kettle, value two shillings, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-25-off123 t17750426-25-victim277"/> </persName> , being in a lodging room let to the said Jane by the said Benjamin </rs>,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-25-off123 t17750426-25-cd124"/> ++.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-25-verdict125" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>298. (1st M)
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<interp inst="t17750426-26-victim281" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<rs id="t17750426-26-verdict128" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17750426-26-verdict128" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>299. (2d. M)
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<persName id="t17750426-27-person288"> William Harris
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<interp inst="t17750426-27-person288" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-27-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> </rs> ++.</p>
<rs id="t17750426-27-verdict131" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17750426-27-verdict131" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>300. (1st M)
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<p>301, 302. (2d M)
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<interp inst="t17750426-29-off136" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<p>303. (2d M)
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<p>304. (2d M)
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<p>The prosecutor was called, but not appearing his recognizance was ordered to be estreated.</p>
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<p>305. (2d M)
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<persName id="t17750426-32-person313"> John Dobree
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<interp inst="t17750426-32-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-32-off148 t17750426-32-crimeloc151"/>. On the 24th of March, the prisoner and two other men came into my shop to purchase a watch. I shewed them several watches; they bought one, they gave earnest for it, and left it to be repaired. After they were gone, I missed a silver case single watch, maker's name, J. Davis. On Monday, one of the men, who were with the prisoner, who bargained for the watch, came for it. I told him, when they were there, on Friday, I missed a watch; he seemed surprised, and said, the Black must have taken it. Having no suspicion of him, I let him have the watch away, he had bargained for. Two or three days after, the prisoner came into my shop, and shewed me an old watch he had, I took the watch, and then charged him with the robbery: he denied it; I sent for a constable, and he was taken to justice Welch's office. I found a watch paper in the watch I took from him; by the direction of that paper I went to Mr. Triquet, in Cranbourne Alley, and there I found my watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-32-person314" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Triquet. The prisoner brought a silver watch to be cleaned, the latter end of March: it is a single case silver watch, maker, I Davis, No. 104. (The watch produced, and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to this gentleman's shop with two young fellows to buy a watch: this watch was handed up and down, I had it in my hand several times; I had no intention to steal it.</p>
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<p>306. (2d M)
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<interp inst="t17750426-33-person319" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Mr. Ferguson's, Great Russel Street, Bloomsbury. I left the things mentioned in the indictment, in a box, with
<persName id="t17750426-33-person320"> Ann Watkins
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<interp inst="t17750426-33-person321" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-33-person321" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Trant, in Great Ormond Street.
<persName id="t17750426-33-person322"> Ann Smith
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<interp inst="t17750426-33-person322" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-33-person322" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> lived fellow servant with me nine weeks: she left her box with me; she desired me to send it to her by the prisoner, on the 10th of April. I delivered it to the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-33-person323"> Joseph Thacker
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<interp inst="t17750426-33-person323" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-33-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a salesman at Uxbridge. On the 11th of April, the prisoner offered to sale two gowns, two petticoats, and several other things. I thought they were not her own; I got a constable and stopped them. (They are produced, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.) She said, at first, they were her own, but afterwards told me where the person lived, they belonged to.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-33-person324"> John Read
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<interp inst="t17750426-33-person324" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-33-person324" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The last witness gave me charge of the prisoner and box of things; the box was broke open.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took the box on my shoulder, it fell down and broke open, and one of the gowns fell out. I never was in a prison before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-33-verdict160" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder1s"/> Guilty of stealing the goods to the value of four-pence </rs>.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177504260024"/>307. (1st M)
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<persName id="t17750426-34-victim328" type="victimName"> Elizabeth Wilkinson
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<persName id="t17750426-34-person329"> John Peircy
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<interp inst="t17750426-34-person329" type="given" value="John"/>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-34-off162 t17750426-34-crimeloc164"/>. On the 30th of March I went out about ten o'clock, I double locked my door; my wife was out: about half after two my wife came to me, and told me, the room was broke open, and all the things gone. I had a description of the prisoner, from a woman who lives in the house, who saw her go out. I catched her with some of the things, which she was going to pawn.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-34-person330"> Elizabeth Shirn
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<interp inst="t17750426-34-person330" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-34-person330" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was just come out of place. The sattin cloak, and two pair of stockings found upon the prisoner, are my property; I left them with Mr. Peircy. I have been married, and consequently have changed my name since. (The things were produced and deposed to by Peircy and Shirn.)</p>
<persName id="t17750426-34-person331"> Elizabeth Taylor
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<interp inst="t17750426-34-person331" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-34-person331" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Peircy's house. I saw the prisoner go out with a bundle; I thought she had stole it. I sent directly to Mrs. Peircy, to her father's, to let her know of it.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-34-person332"> Robert Moore
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<interp inst="t17750426-34-person332" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-34-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took charge of the prisoner; the things were all found in her apron, but the sheet.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I deal in Rag Fair; a woman offered me the things, I had not money to buy them, I offered to sell them for her: she was taken, and cleared.</p>
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<p>308. (1st M)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-35-off167 t17750426-35-cd168"/>. ++</p>
<persName id="t17750426-35-person337"> John Board
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<interp inst="t17750426-35-person337" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-35-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost a black heifer and two black calves, from
<placeName id="t17750426-35-crimeloc169">Enfield Chase</placeName>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750426-35-off167 t17750426-35-crimeloc169"/>. I found them in Mr. Arnold's yard.</p>
<persName id="t17750426-35-person338"> Jeb Arnold
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<interp inst="t17750426-35-person338" type="given" value="Jeb"/>
<interp inst="t17750426-35-person338" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . I bought the heifer and two calves from the prisoner. He brought them to me to Winchmore Hill. He said, they belonged to a
<persName id="t17750426-35-person339"> welch Lord
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<interp inst="t17750426-35-person339" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , on the other side of the Chase. I bought them a little after Christmas; they were almost starved then.</p>
<p>Board. I turned them on the Chase a little after Michaelmas: I saw nothing of them for about a quarter of a year. I am sure the heifer and calves I saw in the possession of Arnold, are mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say, I leave myself to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<p>309. (1st M)
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<interp inst="t17750426-36-victim342" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , did make an assault, putting her in corporal fear and danger of her life, and stealing from her person, seven yards of red and white spotted cotton, value fourteen shillings, a linen shirt, value three shillings, a yard of linen cloth, value one shilling, and a silk handkerchief, value one shilling </rs>, the property of the said John,
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<interp inst="t17750426-36-person345" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 15th of March, going through
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<p>Q. Was you in no kind of fright?</p>
<p>Wilson. Yes, after he had taken the bundle I was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750426-36-person347" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a coachman. On the 15th of March, going up Holborn, I heard a cry of stop thief. I saw the prisoner running, and the last witness pursuing him. The prisoner turned up a yard: I followed him, and took him, and brought him to Mrs. Wilson, who charged him with robbing her. I took him to the watch house, he had no bundle then.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been to Gray's-Inn-Lane, and was returning to Westminster. I went up this yard to case myself; as I came down again, these people laid hold of me; and said, I had stole a gentlewoman's bundle.</p>
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<p>310. (1st M)
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<p>Hannah Austrey. I am a washer-woman; I wash for the prosecutor, who lives at one Mr. Sharp's. I carried the prosecutor's linen home: I took it up stairs, and left it in the passage, and went up stairs to speak to a person. When I returned, the bundle was gone: I went down to the door and saw the prisoner with the bundle and took it from her. (The things produced and deposed to by the prosecutor</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went into this house in a mistake; I went up stairs, and saw a bundle in the passage, and left it there.</p>
<p>She called one witness, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>311. (1st M)
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<interp inst="t17750426-38-person357" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and others of his family being therein) and stealing a nest of wooden drawers, value four shillings, a half guinea, thirteen shillings and six-pence in money, numbered, and thirty-six halfpence, the property of
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