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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177509130001"/>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 13th, Thursday the 14th, Friday the 15th, Saturday the 16th, Monday the 18th, and Tuesday the 19th of SEPTEMBER, 1775.
<p>In the Fifteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Seventh SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>Taken 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>
<p>[Price SIX-PENCE.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177509130002"/>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>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>(The box coat was produced in court, and deposed to by Holmden.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-1-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an old cloaths man, I bought the great coat and a coat and waistcoat of the prisoner and another man, at a public house, the coach and horses, Ratcliff-Highway. I never saw the prisoner before, but have seen him several times since, and I am sure he is the man. I bought them the day before Holmden came and found them, I gave fourteen shillings for the box coat; I bought the coat and waistcoat for sixteen shillings and a pot of beer, I sold them to Mr. Madan a salesman in Rag Fair the same day, the box coat for eighteen shillings and six-pence, and the coat and waistcoat for twenty shillings.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-2-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 24th of July, I lost a horse out of a field near the two mile stone, on the
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750913-2-off8 t17750913-2-cd10"/>; I missed it the next morning. On Friday the 4th of August, one Mr. Brooks, a Brewer at Stratford, who had lost a horse some time before, informed me he had received a letter from a gentleman at Rye, giving him information of the horse he had lost, and describing another horse which he believed to be mine, and that his son and one Stevens were going to Rye to take the man in whose possession it was found, and if the other horse was mine, they would send me a line. I was sent for soon after to Sir
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<interp inst="t17750913-2-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, there I saw the prisoner and my horse; I am sure the horse, I saw at Sir
<persName id="t17750913-2-person59"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17750913-2-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's was mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-2-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 4th of August between eight and nine in the morning, I took the prisoner on Mr. Hillson's horse in Fair-Street, Horslydown; I put him in a coach and I rode the horse to Sir
<persName id="t17750913-2-person61"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17750913-2-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; I left the horse at the White Hart near Bow-street, with orders not to deliver it to any body till I came for it; when I returned, I saw Mr. Hillson at Sir
<persName id="t17750913-2-person62"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17750913-2-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, I went with him to the stable, and shewed him the horse I found the prisoner upon.</p>
<p>Q. to Hillson. Was the horse you saw in the stable at the White Hart, your horse?</p>
<p>Hillson. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-2-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with Stevens when he took the prisoner upon the horse; we had a description of the man, being on my father's horse at Rye.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750913-3-off13 t17750913-3-crimeloc16"/>. I sell all sorts of womens apparel. The prisoner lived
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750913-3-defend65 t17750913-3-deflabel17"/> with me about eight months. Having had several losses, I suspected her. On the last Sunday se'night, a handkerchief was found, by a servant of mine, concealed in a hamper, in my coal cellar, containing forty or fifty different articles. This alarmed me exceedingly. I went the next morning to Sir
<persName id="t17750913-3-person69"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17750913-3-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's and got a warrant, and charged a constable with the prisoner. I examined her boxes. She shewed them very readily. She gave the keys of such as were locked. In the boxes, I found the things mentioned in the indictment. There were three boxes. They were in the upper room of the house, where the prisoner lay; but there was another woman servant lay in the same room.</p>
<persName id="t17750913-3-person70"> George Turton
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<interp inst="t17750913-3-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. I was present when the boxes were searched. Two of them were locked, and one was unlocked. The prosecutor and I demanded to see what were in her boxes. She delivered the key of one of the boxes, and in that box, I found the two womens waistcoats; and there was a necklace in the box. I found all the things mentioned in the indictment in the boxes (producing them.) I have had them in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>Spilsbury. I am sure part of the things were in the box that was locked. The rule and the French beads are mine. I made the necklace myself. I can swear to this small necklace. I bought it for a nobleman for one of the masquerade dresses. The gold locket was a present from the Dutchess of Ancaster to my daughter. The linen waistcoats are my wife's. I can't swear to them.</p>
<p>"The linen waistcoats, gold locket, and the</p>
<p>"linen napkin, were likewise deposed to by</p>
<p>"Mrs. Spilsbury."</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The linen waistcoats, with other old linen, were given to me by Mrs. Spilsbury's sister. found the locket at the shop door. The beads I swept up from different parts of the floor:</p>
<p>Mrs. Spilsbury. They are part of my child-bed linen. My sister did not know where they were kept.</p>
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<p>581. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person86" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , the prosecutor. On the 23d of August, I packed up my master's trunk. It contained the several things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them.) I was present when the trunk, containing the several things, was put upon the chaise at Portsmouth. My master set out from Portsmouth, and got to town that evening, and then set-out for Ellington; about one without any servant.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Ellington when Mr. Talbot came there. The trunk was not behind the chaise then. It was found about the fourth mile stone, in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750913-5-off23 t17750913-5-crimeloc28"/> bottom, in a ditch. It was lost upon Friday, and found the Monday following. The trunk was cut, and the lock broke. There were many things left in the trunk; but there were likewise a great many taken out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I assisted in putting the trunk upon the chaise, and strapped it across with two straps about the middle, and each end was fastened with a halter, so fast, that it could not possibly fall off.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I helped to tie the trunk upon the chaise. I drove Mr. Talbot to Ellington. I saw four men between Shepherd's, Bush and the King's Arms. I am sure the prisoner East is one of them. The reason why I spoke to East, is, I observed him in the road, and thought he intended to get up to ride behind the chaise; therefore I kept my eye upon him till we came to the turn of a hedge, then I looked no farther.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 25th of August, Captain
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person91" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's servant came to Sir
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, and gave us information, that his master had lost his trunk from behind his chaise, between London and Ellington. Mr. Bond immediately sent some men to Hyde Park, some to Pimblico, and some to Tyburn turnpikes, and desired them to stay all night if the men did not come. I was stationed at Hyde-Park-Gate. About eleven o'clock, I saw the four prisoners coming, all loaded. I laid hold of Fagan. He had a double bundle with him; and the other three immediately set off towards the Lock Hospital. I called out to two other men that were with me to pursue them. I took two bundles from Fagan, containing several things. I only kept this pair of silk stockings, and a pair of nankeen breeches (producing them). The rest were given back to Mr. Talbot.</p>
<p>Eyres. The silk stockings are my master's property, the breeches are my own. I was present when the rest of the things contained in the bundle were delivered to my master, all of which were my master's property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took up the trunk not far from the place where it was cut off. A man had found a strap thereabouts; so myself and two others went in search of it, and found it in a ditch with a cord upon it.</p>
<p>Robert Hall. I found the strap the same day the trunk was stollen, about two in the afternoon, about three or four hundred yards from the four mile stone.</p>
<p>(" The straps were inspected by the court</p>
<p>"and the jury, and clearly appeared to have</p>
<p>"been cut.")</p>
<persName id="t17750913-5-person94"> John Jennings
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person94" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17750913-5-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to the turnpike after Barnard, and was present when the men came there. Barnard called to me to run down towards the Lock. I ran; I saw East with his back against the rails facing the Queen's garden; he had a bundle; I secured him; there were several things in it; amongst the rest, this shirt and handkerchief, ( producing them.)</p>
<p>(" Eyres deposed, that they and the other</p>
<p>"things which were contained in that bundle,</p>
<p>"and were delivered up, were the prosecutor's</p>
<p>"property, and were in the trunk when it was</p>
<persName id="t17750913-5-person95"> Charles Jealous
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present with Barnard at the turnpike. Barnard laid hold of Fagan. I pursued the rest of them. There was a watchman in the road. I called out, and we stopped Cuthbert and Cook. I tied their hands together. Upon Cook I found a pair of ruffles.</p>
<p>(They were produced in court, and Eyre deposed that they were his master's property.)</p>
<p>Jennings. Upon East I found a pocket handkerchief; Cook said, if you look into the road you will find a blue bundle; I found it accordingly; in it were a shirt and a pair of stockings.</p>
<p>(They were produced in court, and Eyre deposed that they were his master's property.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-5-person96" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. Upon hearing an outcry I stopped Cuthbert and Cook, Cuthbert had a handkerchief full of things; amongst other things a pair of silk stockings and
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<p>Cuthbert's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going to Brentford along with a waterman to see a cricket-match at Kew Green; coming back just by Walham Green, I had occasion to ease myself, going near some logs I saw this bundle lay; I desired this young man to help me to take the bundle up: East asked me where I got it; I told them, when they lifted it upon my back I could not carry it. Cook said we had better put it in different handkerchiefs, and carry it towards home. I live in Westminster; Fagan was going to the turnpike, I said they had better go on the right hand by the dead wall, that was the nearest way home, and we would keep the things till they were advertised. Jealous came up, the watchman laid hold of me first, and asked me, what I had got; I said a bundle I had found.</p>
<p>Another of the prisoners, Jealous said, this man called out to him and Jennings to run after me. Does it stand to reason that this watchman, who could hardly run, could have stop'd me, if I had chose to make my escape.</p>
<p>All four
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>592. (L)
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<interp inst="t17750913-8-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 25th of August, about half after twelve o'clock in the morning, I stop'd to make water in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750913-8-off37 t17750913-8-crimeloc39"/>, the prisoner and another man came up to me and seized me, they rummaged my coat pockets and they turned my breeches pockets out and took my handkerchief; I had wiped my face with it not long before, they made off; I cry'd stop thief; the prisoner was stopped and taken to the watch-house: I saw my handkerchief there taken upon him.</p>
<p>(The handkerchief was produced in court, and sworn to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-8-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. I was calling the hour at half past twelve; I heard the prosecutor call out, stop thief; I stopped the prisoner, and took him to the watch-house: Owen came up, he had his pocket turned inside out; the handkerchief was found upon the prisoner in the watch-house.</p>
<p>- Brooks I examined the prisoner in the watch-house, and found the handkerchief in his pocket; the prosecutor owned it as soon as he saw it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I kicked the handkerchief before me in the street, and picked it up.</p>
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<p>593. 594. (L)
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<interp inst="t17750913-9-person128" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am journeyman to Mr. Richards. The prisoner was an errand-boy there;
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<interp inst="t17750913-9-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who lived at a green-stall in Aldersgate-Street, was concerned with him. We went and took up Stagg. and found the silver in his pocket.</p>
<p>- Parker. I am a constable. Bryant gave me a direction to Stagg, in Aldersgate-Street; I went there and found him sitting by the fire; I searched him, and in his left-hand breeches pocket I found these two pieces of silver.</p>
<p>(They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Bryant's Defence.</p>
<p>I picked it up by the shop door: I did not know what it was.</p>
<p>Stagg's Defence.</p>
<p>Bryant brought it to me, and asked me to lend him two-pence upon it; I lent it him, he said he would fetch it next morning.</p>
<p>Bryant called two witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
<p>Stagg called several witnesses; among whom was his master he worked for; they all gave him a good character.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>595. (M.)
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<p>(The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the prisoners.)</p>
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<p>"Stop robber, on the right-hand side of the way."</p>
<p>Q. Had you your cloth all this time?</p>
<p>Germain. No, Gray had it; I cannot say which took it up when I was down, but Gray carried it off: they all three ran off together; Gray was behind, Path and Johnson were about six yards before him: on my making the outcry, Gray dropped the cloth by a butcher's shop, the corner of Swallow-street; I took Gray at a little distance from the cloth; the cloth was
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177509130008"/> picked up at the time I caught Gray by the breast; Bath and Johnson made their escape.</p>
<p>Q. You say this was a very dark night?</p>
<p>Germain. It was so.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen any of the prisoners before?</p>
<p>Germain. I knew Johnson by fight.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the other two?</p>
<p>Germain. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Can you positively say that Bath is the other man?</p>
<p>Germain. To the best of my opinion he is.</p>
<p>Q. Do you now take upon you to swear Bath is one of the persons?</p>
<p>Germain. He is really one of the persons.</p>
<p>Q. From Bath. Whether as it was a very dark night, and you was in liquor, you had sufficient light to swear to us?</p>
<p>Germain. I was not in liquor, I had been doing business in the Adelphi for my master.</p>
<p>Q. You was in such a state that you can undertake to swear positively that Bath was one of the persons?</p>
<p>Germain. I do.</p>
<p>Q. From Gray. Whether you did not lay hold of me by the throat and almost throttle me, and then said, you was so drunk you did not know what you was about.</p>
<p>Germain. When I caught
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<interp inst="t17750913-11-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I certainly griped him unmercifully as I would any thief; it was not above three minutes from the time I was robbed, till I took Gray and got the cloth again. I am sure it was the same cloth.</p>
<persName id="t17750913-11-person148"> John Cooke
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<interp inst="t17750913-11-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Green Man and Still, in Oxford Road. At about five minutes before ten at night, on the 2d of September, as near as I can guess, I was within a yard and a half of Phenix Yard, three fellows came running out of the yard, the least of whom had a bundle under his arm. I am sure the prisoners are the men; I can swear to their persons.</p>
<p>Q. It was very dark, was it not?</p>
<p>Williams. Not so dark but I could distinguish their persons. I am positive to them. As they were running across the road. I stood still to look at them. I could not think why three men should come out of the yard at that time of the night; in about a minute Germain came out of the yard, hollowing,</p>
<p>"A robbery! a</p>
<p>"robbery! a robbery! on the right hand-side</p>
<p>"of the way." I turned round, and pursued them. I came up with the little one, (Gray) and laid hold of him. He had not the bundle then; but he had it under his arm when he passed by me. A tall thin man made a catch at the two big ones, who were about four paces before the little one. He missed them, and they got by him. I came up to the little one, just as the prosecutor got hold of him. I know nothing of the taking of the other. I heard one of the big ones say to Gray, as they ran across the road,</p>
<p>"D - n your eyes, make</p>
<p>"haste, or else they will be after us."</p>
<p>Q. From Bath. Do you know any thing of me?</p>
<p>Williams. Yes; I know you by your having a very sharp cocked hat on, and being the first that passed by me.</p>
<p>Q. From Johnson. Can you swear to me?</p>
<p>Germain. Yes, by your dress. You had such a coat on as you have now; it was a loose bodied coat. I cannot swear to the colour. I can swear positively they are the men that passed by me.</p>
<persName id="t17750913-11-person149"> Samuel Elliot
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<interp inst="t17750913-11-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. When Gray was in Marybone watch-house, he informed me, that Johnson and Bath were the two persons that were concerned with him in this robbery on Saturday night; that they were all three in company together; he told me, I might find them in Dyot-street, St. Giles's. I went to Dyot-street, and there I found Johnson; He told me; his name was Johnson, otherwise Dusty. I put him in a coach, and took him to the watch-house: then I went to Duck-lane, Westminster; there I took Bath, and brought him in a coach to the watch house. Gray, when before the justice, said, he hoped to be admitted an evidence, as the other men were taken by his information. Mr. Barnfather desired me to mention it in his favour.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any promise made to him, if he discovered the other men?</p>
<p>Elliot. No. The justices, on the contrary, said, as he was a party concerned, they could not admit him; but desired me to mention him to your Lordship.</p>
<p>Q. When he was first taken by you, did you promise him any thing?</p>
<p>Elliot. When he was first taken, and brought to the watch-house, he denied every thing; and on the Monday following, he denied knowing any thing of the matter, till the prosecutor came, and said, he could swear positively to
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<p>"The prisoners said nothing in their defence."</p>
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<persName id="t17750913-12-person158"> Gabriel Heath
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<interp inst="t17750913-12-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am in partnership with Mr. Alderman Plomet and Mr. Allen. The prisoner was our
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<persName id="t17750913-12-person159"> Thomas Elliot
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<interp inst="t17750913-12-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 14th of July, the prisoner's wife came to me, and asked if I would buy a quantity of gunpowder. The prisoner and another man came at night, and informed me where he lived. After that, I went to the justices, and gave information, and had the prisoner secured. He was searched, and a pound of gunpowder was found in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-12-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with Barber to the prisoner's, I found there the bag, and the other things mentioned in the indictment, in the prisoner's closet. There were about fifty pounds weight of powder, in a box, two or three pounds of salt prunella, salt petre, black lead, and ivory black. I took him to a public-house. The landlord asked, if we had searched him. I then searched his waistcoat pocket, and found a pound of gunpowder. I asked him where he got it. He would give no account of it for sometime. At last, he said, he bought it for a shilling; but he would not tell of whom.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>A cousin of mine, whose name is Mackintosh, who is steward of a ship, sent me these things. I don't know where he is now.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Foster. A little in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see enough of the man to know him now?</p>
<p>Foster. No.</p>
<p>Q. What reason have you to charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Foster. I will not swear to any man; but the man who robbed me was a soldier. I saw a
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<p>Q. Are you sure the soldier you left in the public-house was the prisoner?</p>
<p>Foster. It was a soldier. I am not sure it was the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-13-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going across the Ambury, Westminster, on Monday morning, the day after the robbery. The prisoner, and one Williamson, were in the watch-house. A man met me, and informed me there was a soldier had some seals of a watch, that a man had been
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177509130010"/> robbed of in the Five Fields the night before. I asked him who the soldier was, and he shewed me the prisoner. I searched his pockets, and the lining of his coat, but could not find the seals. Then the man told me, he believed he had put them in his breeches. I searched his breeches, and found them.</p>
<p>(" They were produced in court, and deposed</p>
<p>"to by the prosecutor.")</p>
<persName id="t17750913-13-person168"> Edward Horn
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<interp inst="t17750913-13-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the constable take the seals out of this prisoner's breeches.</p>
<persName id="t17750913-13-person169"> John Hudson
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<interp inst="t17750913-13-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in St. James's-street, Westminster. About a quarter after four in the morning, the prosecutor, and one Williamson. came down the street together. The pursuer said, he had been robbed of a guinea; and he gave charge of Williamson as being in company with a soldier who had robbed him. His neckcloth and face were very bloody. I locked them both up in St. Margaret's watch-house.</p>
<persName id="t17750913-13-person170"> Ann Loams
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<interp inst="t17750913-13-person170" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep the King's Head, the corner of the Five Fields, Chelsea. The prosecutor came to my house, and asked for a pint of beer. He seemed very sober, and well dressed. He said, he would not detain me; and, before the beer was drawn, he had a glass of peppermint. In the mean time, the prisoner and Williamson came in, and asked for a pint of beer. They pushed into the bar, and sat down. There the prosecutor took out a guinea, and some silver. He paid me for the pint of beer and glass of peppermint, and then put the money again into his pocket. This was before the robbery. I then advised him to go home, and told him, one Mrs. Becket and my maid should see him home; for, in my own mind, I did not like the looks of these two men, though I said nothing. He said, no, he would not have any women go home with him, and he went out. The prisoner went out after him, and the other man followed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-13-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I met with the prisoner at the King's Head. I knew nothing of him before. I wanted a lodging. He said, he would get me one. We went into the King's Head, and had a pint of beer. The prosecutor was there. Foster and the prisoner talked of going further to have some more beer. The prosecutor went out first, and the prisoner followed him. They went towards Chelsea. I said, I would go no further, for there were no more houses open. I went out just after, and saw them down on the ground before me.</p>
<p>Q. How far were they from you?</p>
<p>Williamson. Above twenty yards.</p>
<p>Q. Don't you know how they came down?</p>
<p>Williamson. No. I came up, and said, don't use the man badly, and then the prisoner ran off.</p>
<p>Q. To the prosecutor. Was you robbed by one man, or two?</p>
<p>Williamson. One man.</p>
<p>Q. The last witness was not present?</p>
<p>Williamson. While I was down, I heard somebody speak.</p>
<p>Q. How came you down?</p>
<p>Williamson. I was down.</p>
<p>Q. Was you knocked down or did you fall down.</p>
<p>Williamson. I received a little blow on my nose that made it bleed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going to work about eight o'clock in the morning; I picked up these seals, I went to see who was in the watch-house, and they charged me with the robbery.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177509130011"/> money; upon that I seized him and struck him, but he broke my shin with his pistol and got from me. At that instant, I saw the prisoner run away from Mr. Lloyd.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know whether he had robbed Mr. Lloyd?</p>
<p>Holmes. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was it dark or light?</p>
<p>Holmes. Moon light.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Holmes. I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Q. Will you undertake to swear now that he is the man?</p>
<p>Holmes. Yes, he is.</p>
<p>Q. You positively undertake that?</p>
<p>Holmes. Yes. Mr. Lloyd cried out, stop thief, and I with Mr. Lloyd instantly pursued him, and took him in less than a minute; we delivered him to a constable who searched him, and found something upon him, but I cannot say what; when we had secured him, he said, he went there to ease himself: the pistol was found in the field next morning.</p>
<p>"On his cross examination, he said, he did</p>
<p>"not take much notice of the man that was</p>
<p>"with him, but did of the man that was with</p>
<p>"Mr. Lloyd; that he pursued him immediately;</p>
<p>"that he was never out of his sight, but</p>
<p>"that he did not see his face till after he was</p>
<p>"taken: that it was a moon-light night; that</p>
<p>"the prisoner ran about one hundred yards</p>
<p>"before he was taken; that he saw nobody</p>
<p>"else in the field till the prisoner was taken,</p>
<p>"and that they found no weapons upon him."</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-14-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> towards London, at about half after nine at night, in the third field from Tottenham-Court turnpike, the prisoner came up to me and stopped me first; he struck me over the breast with a pistol, and said, your money, your money. I said to him, take your pistol away and I will give you my money: he kept the pistol at my breast; in the mean time Holmes had a scuffle with the other man, and the prisoner immediately ran away: I pursued him, and he was taken in a minute; he was not ten yards from me; it was a moon-light night.</p>
<p>Q. You did not take the other man?</p>
<p>Lloyd. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner say any thing when you took him?</p>
<p>Lloyd. He said, he wanted to ease himself; I took him to the Red Lyon, in Tottenham-Court-Road, where I knew a constable lived; I charged the constable with him, and desired him to search him; there was nothing found upon him but eight-pence; the constable found the pistol in the field the next morning; (the pistol was produced in court by Saw.)</p>
<p>- Saw. The prisoner was brought to me about a quarter before ten o'clock at night. Mr. Lloyd, whom I knew, informed me he had been stopped by a footpad, and charged me with the prisoner; I handcuffed him, and then he said, d - n your eyes now you have done your worst, you can but tuck me up. I searched him and found eight-pence upon him; he asked me to give him a pint of beer; I did, and he drank it: I then asked Mr. Lloyd where he was stopped; he said, in the third field from the turnpike: I took two men with me at three o'clock in the morning to the third field, and there I found the pistol in a water-gutter cut for the draining of water, eighty or a hundred yards out of the foot-path, towards Primrose Hill. As I was coming out of the field, I met Mr. Lloyd and three of four more with him, coming into the field; he asked me if I was come to look for the pistol; I said, yes; he said he should know it from a thousand. I then shewed it to him, and he said, that is the pistol that was at my breast.</p>
<p>"On his cross examination, he said, that</p>
<p>"Holmes was attacked and robbed by another</p>
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<p>"him; that he himself was not robbed at</p>
<p>"all; that it was not above two minutes from</p>
<p>"the time they were stopped till the time the</p>
<p>"prisoner was taken; that there was no one</p>
<p>"going by at the time; that he could swear</p>
<p>"positively that the pistol produced in court,</p>
<p>"was the pistol the prisoner held to his breast;</p>
<p>"that he knew it by the size, and some rust</p>
<p>"there was upon it; that he never saw another</p>
<p>"pistol like it; that the water-track</p>
<p>"where it was found was quite dry."</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>599. (2d M)
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<interp inst="t17750913-17-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 8th instant, ar I was at dinner, I was called down and saw the chests and the prisoner in the custody of one Lyon, the prisoner begged to be released, and said, she never did such a thing before: one was a second-hand tea-chest, and the other a new one.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-17-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a shop in Drury-lane, close to the prosecutor. As I was at dinner, my servant called out, there was a thief: I pursued the prisoner into Middlesex Court; she had the chests under her cloak; I saw her throw them down: I did not know when I ran after her, whether they were my goods or the prosecutors.</p>
<p>( They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I don't know where the gentleman lives: I have five small children, and a husband quite blind; I work very hard; I was going to get some chips, it rained and I stood up; there came a great many people, they laid hold of me, and charged me with stealing the tea-chest.</p>
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<p>Q. You are sure it is your own coat?</p>
<p>Eyres. I am.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My master has behaved very well to me, and been very good to me.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177509130013"/>Q. To the Prosecutor. Was you about to discharge him at this time?</p>
<p>Eyres. No.</p>
<p>Q. Were these things worth more than his wages?</p>
<p>Eyres. I had paid him his wages before he had borrowed a guinea and a half of me, and just before this another half guinea, which exceeded his wages.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see him go out with the bundle?</p>
<p>Atkinson. I saw him go out; I did not take notice of the bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Then you did not see him go out of the door?</p>
<p>Atkinson. Yes, I did, he went out at the back door.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it?</p>
<p>Atkinson. I cannot swear to the hour, I believe it was between five and six in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. Do you live with Mr. Eyres now?</p>
<p>Atkinson. No, I was discharged yesterday morning.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. I cannot swear to the things, my maid can.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Going to work early in the morning, I found this bundle of things; some boys met with me and wanted to take them from me; while we were wrangling about it, the watchman came up and followed us, and took me.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750913-21-off106 t17750913-21-crimeloc108"/>. I let the prisoner a lodging in February last; she took it as for a widow: I would not suffer her to continue any longer, as that widow did not behave well, that was the beginning of last March; then she took it for herself; then her husband came; he lodged there divers times with her; she continued there till the latter end of July. A person advised me to examine my furniture, to see if there was any missing. I got a woman to examine the furniture, but she would not admit her to look at the things. I found the door half locked; I got in, and missed a pair of sheets, one of the sheets was near new: I missed a silver tea-spoon and a table-cloth, the sheets and table-cloth were let in the lodging; upon the Friday following I took the prisoner.</p>
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<p>(They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My husband is a custom-house officer. I did it to raise a little money with intention to return it again.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-22-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Jarvis, a pawn-broker, in Fetter-Lane. Upon the 11th of August the prisoner brought this pair of men's shoes to my master's shop to pawn; (producing them) he pawned them in the name of
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<p>Atkinson. They are the property of my partner and me; they are marked D. A. besides I could swear from the make of them that they are our property.</p>
<p>The prisoner called five witnesses who gave him a very good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-24-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 8th of August, I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner, and the accomplice, Wood; when I had taken them to the Compter, I examined them separately; they confessed that they entered the house on the 7th, and took two leaden weights and some brass, and that the prisoner and Wood went afterwards, and sold it to one Hughes, for seven-pence halfpenny.</p>
<p>Q. Did you use any arts to obtain the confession from them?</p>
<p>Prosser. None at all. It was taken from an uninhabited house belonging to the merchant taylors; they confessed, that on Saturday they entered the house again, and took four other leaden weights, which were sound upon Wood.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-24-person240" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17750913-24-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and the prisoner standing against the house in Sun-street; it was the Sun ale-house; we had missed some weights and brass before; I informed my master of it, and my master and I took them both: I found four sash weights upon Wood; I found nothing upon Hyson; they were in company together.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-24-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live within three doors of the Sun ale house; the last witness, who is my apprentice, told me, there were two men had been in the Sun ale-house; we took them both; we found four weights upon Wood. I went, and examined the windows, and the weights appeared to have been just cut off.</p>
<p>(The weights were produced in Court.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-24-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk of the merchant-taylors' company; I am only to prove the stile and title of the company, that it is as set forth in the indictment.</p>
<persName id="t17750913-24-person243"> George Patterson
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<interp inst="t17750913-24-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to the merchant-taylors' company; I was not at home at the time of the robbery; but when I came home, I was informed some weights were gone from this house; I examined the premisses, and found the weights had been cut off.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-24-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner and I were coming through Sun-street; I said here is an empty house that has been a public-house, I daresay there has been some money dropped, let us go in and see; we went in, and found one of the boards of the windows broke down, and one of the leads gone; I said, I daresay here are some more; we broke down the boards, and cut down three, and found another lying upon the hearth.</p>
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<p>I never took the leads.</p>
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<p>609. (L)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750913-25-off125 t17750913-25-crimeloc127"/> on the 3d of August, between eight and nine in the evening, I missed my handkerchief; I turned round, and saw it in the prisoner's hand; he dropped it immediately as he saw me turn round; I pursued him, and knocked him down in the kennel, and then I charged a constable with him.</p>
<p>The handkerchief was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>When the prosecutor knocked me down, there were two fellows, that said, I dropped the handkerchief; he called to them to be witness; they ran away; they were more ragged than me.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>610. (L)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750913-26-victim254 t17750913-26-viclabel132"/>; the prisoner came into my house on Saturday the 12th of August, and called for a penny-worth of beer; I suspected he had stolen a pot, when I came up; I let him go out of the house, and then went after him, and found a pot in the lining of his coat. I took him before my Lord-Mayor, who committed him.</p>
<p>The pot was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I own, I took it, and the gentleman took it from me; I never did any such thing before; I did it for want; I am sixty-three years of age.</p>
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<p>611. (L)
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<interp inst="t17750913-27-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; Mr. Else and Mr. James gave me charge of the prisoner; I took him before the Alderman, and he confessed he stole these things, and sold them at an old choaths shop, at the top of Chick-lane; we went, and found them there.</p>
<p>They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>They promised to forgive me if I would confess.</p>
<p>Else. I told him, if he would discover any accomplices, I would endeavour to get him made an evidence.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>612. (L)
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<p>General Plestow. I was at Vauxhall upon the 3d of August, I missed my pocket book, with some notes; it was in my waistcoat pocket; I am convinced it must have been picked out of my pocket, either in
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<interp inst="t17750913-28-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to Mr. Anderson; a notice came for us to stop a note of the description of that in the indictment; the prisoner afterwards came with a note; being ask about it, he at first said, he was employed by a gentleman; he was asked, what gentleman? he said, he did not ask the gentleman's-name that employed him upon an errand. The constable was charged with him; then he said, he found the note.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-28-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had the prisoner in custody; he said, he had the note of a gentleman to change, and he did not know his name.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the note in the road.</p>
<p>The prisoner called a witness, who deposed, that the prisoner shewed him the note over night, and said, he had found it, and wanted to know whether it was worth any thing.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>I met with a man who asked me to drink with him, he pulled out a thirty-six shilling piece, and asked me if I knew where he might change it; I told him at a silversmith's he might get it weighed; when we had drank a pint of beer together, he said, he had been in the gentleman's shop before, and asked the gentleman to buy the piece of him; he would not give any more than twenty-nine shillings for it; I went into the shop; I had a pair of silver sleeve-buttons, I asked the gentleman to mend them; I went out, and returned in the afternoon to the gentleman's shop for my sleeve-buttons; he said, they were not done; he said, I stole a ring; he put his hand in my pocket and kept it there some time; he told the people in the shop he took the ring out of my pocket; I did not know that it was in my pocket.</p>
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<p>Q. Was this room above stairs or below stairs?</p>
<p>Hanna. Below stairs, After I had sat down she begged I would send out for something to drink, and she would tell me what she had to say to me: I gave her a shilling; she carried it, to the door and returned immediately with the prisoner Brown; Brown returned me the shilling and said it was a bad one, and asked me if I had any more money; I told her, I had not any more money, as I was not willing to let her know I had any gold about me; but at the same time I put my hand upon my pocket, which I believe they observed,
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<p>Q. I suppose you said something.</p>
<p>Hanna. I had no time to say any thing; I buttoned my breeches as soon as I could and followed them to the door; there were some people at the door; I said, I had been robbed by two women that ran out at the door; a girl came up directly, and said, I lied, that I had no money to lose; and two men came up, they d - n'd me, and said, I lied, for I had no money, and they struck me.</p>
<p>Q. Did this girl and these men come out of the house?</p>
<p>Hanna. I don't know; they met me at the door, they did not belong to the house, as I saw; during the hurry, a number of people came round, and a woman came and shut the door of the house I was robbed in; I did not see her, till I saw her lock the door, I laid hold of her, and said, I had been robbed in that house, and would take care of her; I had hold of her, and wrested the key out of her hand, but was soon obliged to let her go, and was glad to get away with my life. I was then advised to inform justice Sherwood's runners of it, which I did, but I believe it was of no service, for one of them, whose name is Farrell, was the pretended husband of the prisoner Brown; they took several people but not the right: I believe they had no intention to take them. On the 7th, I was informed they had sled to the house of one Mrs. M' Carty at Deptford; I hired one of justice Sherwood's runners to go with me Deptford after them; when we came to the house, that man did not choose to go in to take them.</p>
<p>Q. When were they taken?</p>
<p>Hanna. The same night by one Weston, a constable, to whom I complained, and desired him to watch an opportunity to take them; there were thirty-two guineas and a half guinea found upon Brown: I was not at the finding of it.</p>
<p>"On his cross examination he said, it was</p>
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<p>"it was about five o'clock, but that it might</p>
<p>"be six; that he was perfectly sober; that he</p>
<p>"did not know whether justice Sherwood,</p>
<p>"when he went to him, granted a warrant to</p>
<p>"take them or not; but that four or five women</p>
<p>"were taken upon suspicion and committed</p>
<p>"to Bridewell; that he threatened them</p>
<p>"very hard, because he thought they were acquainted</p>
<p>"with the persons who had robbed</p>
<p>"him; that he did say to one woman in</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-32-person294" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; that the one was tall, and marked with the small-pox, and the other a short one, who wore a gold necklace. I told him, I would look out for them; after he left me, I went to the house of one Mrs. M'Carty and received some information that they were locked up in an empty house by the lower Water-gate, near Mrs. M'Carty's. I watched the empty house, and between twelve and one in the night, I took them both coming out of this house with Mrs. M'Carty. I searched Brown, and found thirty-two guineas and a half in gold, and fourteen shillings in silver upon her; I asked her how she came by it; she said, it was
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<interp inst="t17750913-32-person295" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's money; that she had taken forty guineas from Farrell a little before: I asked her how Farrell came by so much money; she said, he had just received some blood-money; she said to Farrell, this is your money; he said, don't bring my name in question, I had not so much money to lose. This was at my house on the tenth; the money was in a nutmeg-grater. I likewise took from her a small box with a gold necklace and locket in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-32-person296" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was servant to Mrs. Palmer, who goes by the name of Mrs. Mc. Carty, at Deptford. The prisoners came to our house on Thursday the 6th of July, between twelve and one o'clock in the morning; when they got up, they had a great many guineas; they weighed them; they said, they had robbed a man of so much money and were obliged to come away for fear they should be taken, and that there were some people taken and put in prison in London; there was one guinea lighter than the rest; they gave it to me to go for a quartern of peppermint; I brought the guinea back, it was too light, and then Brown wanted me to go and sell all the light ones, but Mrs. Palmer said, she would go and sell them herself: she went out and bought some cloth for bed-gowns and shirts. Upon an alarm given, my mistress took them to an empty house near her's, and locked them up in it. I informed the constable of it.</p>
<p>Ives said nothing in her defence.</p>
<p>Brown's Defence.</p>
<p>I and Ives went out with Mrs. M'Carty to buy some things; the constable met with us, and took us to this empty house; he said, you b - s you are just come out of this empty house; he took my money from me, and then blew the candle out, and said, let the b - s go about their business. Mrs. Palmer called the watch; some watchmen came about and took us to the watch-house: I can make it appear the money is my own property.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-32-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the keeper of Clerkenwell Bridewell. I have here three commitments of people who were committed by the prosecutor for this offence. He said, at justice Sherwood's of a woman that was there, that she was one of the people that actually did rob him; the woman is at the door.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say what part she took in the robbery?</p>
<p>Dixon. He did not mention any particulars; O yes! I believe he said, she was one that sat on the bed.</p>
<p>Court. You say you believe, are you positive, he said, she was on the bed.</p>
<p>Dixon. No, I am not, It is so long ago, I cannot positively say.</p>
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<p>Court. Were the prisoners in your custody at that time.</p>
<p>Evans. No, they never were in my custody.</p>
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<p>Q. Who was that said to?</p>
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<p>Q. Was that woman either of the prisoners?</p>
<p>Wynn. No.</p>
<p>Court to the Prosecutor. Look once more at the women, and tell the jury whether you will now upon your oath say, they are the two women.</p>
<p>Hanna. I am upon my oath: I am positive these are the two women.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17750913-35-defend314 t17750913-35-deflabel171"/>. Last Thursday was fortnight, I lost out of my house the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them) there was no one in the house but the prisoner; there were none of the things taken upon her, but before the justice she confessed that she took twenty shillings and a handkerchief.</p>
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<p>I only took five shillings in money. My mistress had no more in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750913-36-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pownbroker. Upon the 10th of February one Richmond offered me a watch. I saw there was a false plate put over the name, by which I suspected that something was wrong. I took off the false plate, and then detained the man, while I referred to my book, by which I found this watch had been advertised. I immediately went to Sir
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<interp inst="t17750913-36-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchmaker, I live at Holborn Bridge. About the latter end of February, I was sent for by the prisoner to the Wheelers Arms, in Cloth-Fair. I found Little with him. I have known them both about two years. When I came there, Jordan said, he had a watch to dispose of, and asked me to look at it. He told me, it was a gold watch; but, upon examining it, I found the outer case was only metal gilt. He asked what I would give for it? At first, I said, I did not case to have any concern with it. At last, it was agreed he should have what money the gold box would fetch. After having it examined at the silver smiths, I allowed him one pound eighteen shillings for it. When I came back, I brought back the metal case, they let me keep that; they said, it would be of no use to them; then I got the metal box made for a movement, intending it for my own use, and put another name over it, by way of precaution; for I acknowledge, I suspected it was stolen. I went and offered to pledge it with Mr. Pharez. Mr. Pharez took off this false piece, and began to question me about it. I said at first, I had it from Gray. But when I was before Sir
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<interp inst="t17750913-36-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Jordan and I went out from a house in Long-lane; we went between Kentish-town and Pancrass; we met this post-chaise. Jordan ran up directly with a pistol in his hand. The post chaise boy stopped. Jordan went round, and opened the chaise-door, and demanded the gentleman's money and watch. I went to the other door. As we were coming across the fields afterwards, he told me he had lost the money out of his pocket, and gave me the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Was you by when this watchmaker was sent for?</p>
<p>Little. I believe I was. Jordan and I were at the Wheelers Arm's together.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of what I am charged with. I know nothing about that man. I was taken at Tyburn Turnpike. I had been to Hammersmith to my two sisters. I had two bundles. two men stopt me. It was in the dusk. They asked me where I got those bundles? I said, from my sisters at Hammersmith. They took me to Sir
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<interp inst="t17750913-36-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's they asked the prosecutor when the robbery was committed. He said, he did not know. Had I known when the robbery was committed, I could have brought sufficient witnesses out of the country, that I was there at the time. There is a man I believe in court, that knows when I went out of London, and returned to London. I went into the country the 26th of October; I came back to London again about March.</p>
<p>Court to Little. How long have you known Jordan?</p>
<p>Little. Near three years.</p>
<p>Court to prosecutor. Do you recollect the person of Little?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No. The door was not open that he was at.</p>
<p>Court. You don't recollect any thing of their persons?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No.</p>
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<p>One of the Keepers of New Prison. This
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<p>Court. Did you hear either of these persons say any thing of that
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<p>Keeper. No.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Brannon. Yes; he was in New Prison along with me last April. I heard him say, that he went up one rotation day to Sir
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<p>Q. What robbery was it?</p>
<p>Brannon. A footpad robbery.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know when it was committed?</p>
<p>Brannon. I was in goal. Little and I used to eat and drink together when I was in New Prison. He said this
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<p>"have you</p>
<p>"got any money in your pocket?" I rather smiled and said, what do you mean by asking whether I have any money in my pocket? then he said,</p>
<p>"d - n your blood, I will have it</p>
<p>"before you go any further:" I told him I had got but a little in my pocket; I took my purse out of my left-hand pocket, there was a guinea and a half guinea in it; I held it out to him, and he took it; he said,</p>
<p>"d - n your</p>
<p>"blood, you have got a watch:" I said, yes, I had; while these words were passing, I looked over my shoulder, and saw the other man that I had seen before come out of the same gap; he came up with his stick in his hand and directly struck me over the left leg, and said,</p>
<p>"d - n your blood;" the other then took the watch out of my pocket: the second man kept beating me over the leg; just as the first had got my watch out of my pocket, I was turning my head round, and the other that had been beating me before, hit me a blow upon the temples that brought me to the ground. I lay a little upon the ground, my senses were gone for a considerable time; I got up; after I recovered myself I found them both standing by me; they swore I had more money in my pocket; they searched my waistcoat and breeches pockets; the fellow swore all the while, and kept beating me; after that the second man that beat me, said,</p>
<p>"d - n your</p>
<p>"blood, why don't you go along?" the other had hold of my collar at the same time. I said, I could not go while he held me by the collar; then he let me go, and the other said,</p>
<p>"d - n</p>
<p>"your blood why don't you go along," and then they went away.</p>
<p>Q. When was the next time you saw them?</p>
<p>Hillier. About a month afterwards at Sir
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<p>Q. Was it light at the time you was robbed?</p>
<p>Hillier. Pretty near as light as it is now.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take notice of the faces of the persons so as to know them?</p>
<p>Hillier. I took particular notice of both their faces; I always said, I should know them, if ever I should see them again.</p>
<p>Q. In what room did you see them at Sir
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<p>Hillier. I saw one of them in a back room over at the publick house; I knew him immediately; I afterwards saw him before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Which was that?</p>
<p>Hillier. Bevans. I immediately charged him in the office with being one of the men that robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a watch was it?</p>
<p>Hillier. A double case silver watch; it had my own name engraved in the inside of the case, and the date of the year 1756, it had a steel chain, a seal, and a brass key.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was you going from Hampstead to London, or from London to Hampstead?</p>
<p>Hillier. I was coming from Hampstead to London?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177509130031"/>Q. You say you met two men, they were going then from London to Hampstead.</p>
<p>Hillier. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You passed them instantly, so could have no great view of them then?</p>
<p>Hillier. What made me take more notice of them was, I saw they had two short bludgeons.</p>
<p>Q. At that time of night the light was not good?</p>
<p>Hillier. It was not day-light nor dark.</p>
<p>Q. Might it not be half after nine o'clock?</p>
<p>Hillier. I will not swear to a few minutes.</p>
<p>Q. How far were the hay-stacks off?</p>
<p>Hillier. Only a small distance.</p>
<p>Q. You walked pretty fast?</p>
<p>Hillier. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What distance might this gateway be from the place you first met them at?</p>
<p>Hillier. About four hundred or perhaps five hundred yards.</p>
<p>Q. The men you met were behind you then as they were going a different way.</p>
<p>Hillier. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first see any thing of them?</p>
<p>Hillier. When I got across the field.</p>
<p>Q. You said one came out of the gap?</p>
<p>Hillier. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know which that was?</p>
<p>Hillier. Bevan.</p>
<p>Q. At what distance of time did you see the other?</p>
<p>Hillier. In a minute, or minute and an half after.</p>
<p>Q. Could you see where that other man came from.</p>
<p>Hillier. As near as I could see, it was the same place; I saw Bevan's coming before Jenning's some time before he came to me.</p>
<p>Q. Was he walking or running?</p>
<p>Hillier. A running. I did not see him till the moment he came out of the gap of the hedge.</p>
<p>Q. How far was you from that gap then?</p>
<p>Hillier. Between twenty and thirty yards, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. I believe it was the second of August you saw them at Sir
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