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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177612040001"/>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 4th of December 1776, and the following Days;
<p>Being the FIRST SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble Sir
<persName id="f17761204-1-person1"> THOMAS HALLIFAX
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<persName id="f17761204-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY
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<p>NUMBER I. PART I.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>PRINTED BY
<persName id="f17761204-1-person4"> WILLIAM RICHARDSON
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<p>[PRICE SIX-PENCE.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177612040002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="f17761204-1-person7" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Knight, One of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; the Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>Sidalance Drinkwater,</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<p>
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<p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>I am servant to
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<p>I am a post-chaise boy; I am servant to Mr. Hemmings: Mrs. Davies keeps a public-house; on the Tuesday morning that the house was broke open, I went into the yard from a house adjoining, and went to the back-door to see what it was o'clock; I found the back-door open, and the window was about a quarter up; I put my hand to it and put it quite up, and asked the girl who was within, what it was o'clock? she said, it wanted a quarter of six.</p>
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<p>I came in between eleven and twelve o'clock, after the boy was gone to bed; the maid let me in; I did not see the doors and windows fastened; I can only speak to the property; in the morning I observed a spot of dirt on the window, which I judged to be the mark of a man's foot; I missed a pair of buckles out of my shoes about seven o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>[The buckles were produced in Court, and deposed to by the witness.]</p>
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<p>Do you remember any thing of the doors and windows being shut on the 17th of November at night? - No; the watch and stock-buckle mentioned in the indictment are my property; I hung the watch over the chimney-piece at night, and missed it about seven o'clock next morning.</p>
<p>[The watch was produced in Court, and deposed to by the witness.]</p>
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<p>I fastened the doors at night, and went to bed; I got up to let Mr.
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<p>
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<p>I belong to the Rotation-office: I was informed of a person offering a pair of silver buckles to sale at a public-house in Piccadilly; I suspected him; I went and saw the prisoner, he had a watch in his breeches pocket; I took him to the Rotation-office, and there I took this watch and silver buckles from him; I found he had been servant to Mrs. Davies, at the Red-lion in Clarges-street; I asked him if he had stole the things at that house; he denied it at first, but at last I got it out of him; I took him in a coach to Davies; I asked her if she had been robbed? she said, yes, and came out and looked into the coach, and called the prisoner Bunker, and said, she suspected it was him that had robbed her.</p>
<p>What was it he confessed to you? - He said he got over a pair of large gates, and got into the yard; that he put his finger through the hole of the door, and pushed back the bolt, and got in and went up stairs, and took the watch and buckles.</p>
<p>
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<p>I live at a public-house; I saw the prisoner with a pair of silver buckles; he offered to sell them for sixpence; I remember his going afterwards to the public-house where
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>'I bought these things of another person.'</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>2.
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<p>What are you? - A cabinet and chair-maker by trade.</p>
<p>Where do you live? - In Hart-street, Covent-garden.</p>
<p>What do you know of the prisoner? - I saw him guilty of a very dirty action.</p>
<p>Begin regularly? - Last Wednesday I was at the Harlequin in Drury-lane, and had a pint of beer; the prisoner came in.</p>
<p>At what time? - About eight o'clock, as near as I can guess.</p>
<p>Did you know him before? - No, only coming up time after time bothering after me; he asked me to drink many a time.</p>
<p>Then you knew him personally? - Yes.</p>
<p>He came in about eight o'clock? - Yes; I was in the public tap-room at the Harlequin; he asked me to drink.</p>
<p>Was there any body there? - Yes, there were people there; but I don't know who they were rightly; I did drink part of a pint of beer with him; then he sent for a quartern of gin; then he asked me if I would go home and eat part of a piece of turkey and a piece of goose he had got; he said, I should be welcome to eat part of it; I went home with him.</p>
<p>Where? - In Nag's Head-court, Drury-lane; a gentleman that was there, that keeps his carriage sent for a couple of bottles of wine; there were five gentlemen there besides him.</p>
<p>What all to sup with him? - Yes.</p>
<p>What is the prisoner? - He washes and irons and cooks, and that for these sodomites; and picks up young fellows for them.</p>
<p>Is he of no particular trade? - No; after the two bottles of wine were drank out, I went home about my business; they did not act any indecency then with me; the next day they came and enquired after me.</p>
<p>COURT. Come to the time that you know any thing against the prisoner? - It was Thursday night that I saw the action; he came after me to my quarters in Exeter-street, he wanted to speak to me; I had not been in above ten minutes before I saw him; he said, a gentleman would be glad to speak to me concerning some business out of the country; accordingly I went along with him to his house; they took me up stairs; there were, I believe, about fourteen of them in all, gentlemen and gentlemen's servants together; by and by there was a rug hung up taken from a bed in the room; there was a fire-place and every thing; the rug was put up in one corner of the room; Brooks, who is a
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<p>How do you know that? - I saw it; after they saw that I was for going, and they would not let me; they took the key out of the door.</p>
<p>Did the rug continue hanging down? - One might see at one corner; and I sat against the fire-place.</p>
<p>Was the rug quite close to the wainscoat? - No, not one side; there was an opening that one might see; it was hung over a line at one corner of the room.</p>
<p>COURT. You must be very particular in describing what you saw? - I saw Brooks leaning his head against the wall: they had both their breeches down; he pulled out his - and put it into Brooks's - .</p>
<p>How long had they been behind this rug before you saw this? - Not above three minutes.</p>
<p>How long did they continue behind the rug? - Not above ten minutes, as near as I can guess.</p>
<p>How far was you from them? - Not farther than from that gentleman (about three yards).</p>
<p>Did you see any thing else? - I saw the nastiness about the room that came out of Burrows.</p>
<p>Whereabouts in the room? - At the corner where they were, just behind Brooks.</p>
<p>Afterwards they sat down and began kissing and slavering over me, and wanted to do the same with me; they began kissing me, and used me very ill; a gentleman offered me three guineas if I would go and lie with him at an inn; and afterwards he offered to make it up ten.</p>
<p>How many were there in the room at this time? - Fourteen.</p>
<p>Did you sit there all the time? - They would not let me go out; they said, you will be locked out; you had better, said a gentleman,
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<p>At what time was this, the day or night? - This was about nine o'clock at night; they kept me till between twelve and one.</p>
<p>Can you positively undertake to swear that this man's - was in Brooks's - ? - Yes, I am positive of it, because Burrows pulled off his coat.</p>
<p>What became of their shirts? - They tucked them up.</p>
<p>Where you sat you say you saw them behind the rug, and they were doing this for ten minutes? - In the course of ten minutes from the beginning to the end, as nigh as I could guess.</p>
<p>Did you sit quietly upon your chair during the time? - Yes; and did not seem to see any thing; that transaction made me sick, I wanted to go, but they took the key out of the door.</p>
<p>What position were they in to you? - I looked at them side-ways.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>Every word he says is as false as God is true; he told quite a reverse story at Sir
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<p>COURT. Are you a soldier, Loame? - Yes; I have sixty pounds lying at Mr. Townsend's in Prescot street now for my discharge.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I and another young fellow were drinking at a public-house, he was there; we had a pound of buttock of beef; I asked him to eat and drink with us, which he did; I saw him no more till one day coming through the Park, he was a sentry there, he said, he had longed to see me a great while; I said, why did you long to see me? he said, tell me where you live; he sent for me to Mr. Robertson's; I did not send for him; he said he had quarrelled with his wife, had dashed her through the windows and cut her arm almost off; he insisted upon my going to see her in the hospital; I did, he made me in liquor; I went home to sleep with him; he stole a pair of silk stockings out of my pocket; I asked him for them, he said, I gave them to him; he got me pressed; he thought, I suppose, I was going to do something with him about the stockings; I was on board the tender from Saturday to Monday night; this accusation against me is as false as God is true. I am a watchcase maker by trade; I served my time upon Puddle-dock; but I have been harrassed about so, that I have not had time; he has told quite a different story at Sir
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>3.
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<p>I am a chandler: I was at the Three Compasses in Gravel-lane; about eleven o'clock that night I came home and found one Lyon a constable in my shop; while Lyon was there, three people came in to enquire after one Mrs. Ephraim, whose character I suspected; I desired to know what they wanted with her; Heckstall the evidence was one of the three people, the prisoner was another; I asked them if they had any thing to sell, if they had, I could buy it as well as she; we went out just from the door, Heckstall said, he would sell me some plate, but it must be anoth er night, he had not got it then, but he wanted some
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<p>[The watch was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I was with Bull that night, that is the same watch; I am sure that Heckstall and Catherall were two of the three; I am as positive to Catherall's person as to Heckstall's; it was a very fine night, and there were two candles in the shop, and they were close to the shop door.</p>
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<p>Heckstall was brought in October last to Sir John Fielding's Office upon another account, nobody swore to him there; he said, Catherall and one Dover, not taken, were concerned with him in robbing Mr. Hammond in Ranelagh-walk, and that the watch was found by some Jews in Gravel-lane; upon this, I apprehended Catherall on the 31st of October, and upon searching his room I found this pistol in his box (producing it).</p>
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<p>Upon the 25th of August, I met Catherall in the Walk at Mary-le-bone; we went to bathe together in the New-river; we met again about eleven o'clock, and went to the Nag's-head in Hedge-lane; then we went to Westminster, intending to bathe again; then we went on board the transport to see the prisoner's brother; then we returned back as far as London-bridge in a boat, and then walked to Hedge-lane again; Catherall then proposed to go and pick pockets, which we consented to; but as we were going along, he said, D - n it, let us go to Chelsea to stop somebody; upon which we walked as far as Chelsea; in Ranelagh-walk we saw Mr. Hammond, Catherall laid hold of him and pulled him off the walk; he struggled a little, but Catherall was stronger and held him; we demanded his money; Dover took the watch and put it into my hand, and I put it into my pocket, and then ran away; Catherall, to the best of my knowledge, is the person that held the knife to Mr. Hammond.</p>
<p>HAMMOND. The person that held me by the collar I am positive was not the person that held the knife to my throat.</p>
<p>HECKSTALL. From thence we went in a coach to the White-horse in Picadilly; and then to the Nag's head again in Hedge-lane; from thence we took a coach and went to Petticoat-lane; we went to Bull's house; he asked what we had to sell; I pulled out this watch, upon which he immediately seized me; upon being seized, I gave the watch to Catherall, who, as he told me afterwards, dropped it in the street: I parted with him in Oxford road at three o'clock.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I was not in company with the accomplice.</p>
<p>FOR THE PRISONER.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner seventeen years, his father is a taylor; I always saw him industrious in his business; the witness has a very bad character.</p>
<p>
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<p>I have lived with the prisoner's father five years, he always bore a good character; the witness is a very bad man.</p>
<p>
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<p>I have known him some years, he bears a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>Upon Sunday evening the 20th of October, about seven o'clock, I was robbed in the middle of
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<persName id="t17761204-4-person90"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17761204-4-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, hearing they were taken up upon another occasion; I am a servant to Mr. Moore in Cheapside, my mistress has a lodging at Islington, and I often go there.</p>
<p>
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<p>On Sunday night the 20th of October, when I came up they had got the prosecutrix down; and they swore if she did not give them what she had they would kill her.</p>
<p>Did both swear that? - No, Calcott; I laid hold of Calcott's coat, Calcott was along with the girl, he had hold of her by the gown; upon my laying hold of Calcott's coat, Calcott threw me against a cow-house or barn that is there, and swore if I made any noise, he would cut my throat; with that the other boy,
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<interp inst="t17761204-4-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , came up too, and then the men ran away; and then a gentleman in black came up, it was light enough for me to see him: Calcott was in liquor.</p>
<p>Did you hear the young woman say any thing to you? - No, nothing at all.</p>
<p>
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<p>Upon the 20th of October at about seven at night, Hatfield and I were playing in Islington; we heard murder cried out, Hatfield ran over to know what the matter was; I followed close at his heels, he catched hold of Calcott's coat, and asked him what he was about; upon which, Calcott pushed Hatfield against the door; this young woman was then upon her legs standing near the barn; Hughes had a knife across her throat; I think Hughes said, you b - h, we will cut your throat if you don't give us your money or what you have; she said, gentlemen, don't use me ill, I have but a shilling in the world, that I will give you; the other man was not two yards off; they pulled the hat and cloak off, and in pulling it off, pulled her down upon the ground; I cried out, upon that a gentleman came up in black with a cane in his hand, and then they ran away; her ear was cut a little; I was close to these men, and perfectly know the prisoners are the men; Hughes pulled off the hat and cloak and gave it to Calcott; I saw their faces by the lamp, I never saw them before: Hughes had a blue coat and slapped hat on, it was light enough to distinguish the colour: they both threatened to cut her throat.</p>
<p>
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<p>About half past seven o'clock as I was coming from the Spotted-dog, between that and the George, a woman complained of her door being broken, and her things cut, and that she had been used ill by these men; I took Calcott by the coat, and asked him what he had got, he said, nothing; I saw Calcott throw the cloak over the pallisadoes, a man immediately got over and took up the cloak; when it was shewn to
<persName id="t17761204-4-person95"> Sarah Jennings
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<p>
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<p>Staples and I were coming from the Black-dog at Islington; a woman they called Scampin said, she wished we had come up sooner, for some fellows had been breaking her door; I saw Hughes and Calcott standing by the
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<p>A little below the Spotted-dog there was a complaint made by a woman of her door being broke open and things cut; she spoke to Mr. Staples whom she knew, and said, the people at the George would give them in charge; I went to the George, the two prisoners came out of the George, the woman said they were the persons: while Staples took charge of Hughes, I observed Calcott lean towards an area and take from under his coat, a hat and cloak, and throw it down the area, I got them up; here is the cloak and the hat (producing them).</p>
<p>[They were deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
<p>'The prisoners in their defence denied the</p>
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<p>FOR THE PRISONERS.</p>
<p>
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<p>I am a peruke-maker; I have known Calcott some time, I never-heard any ill of him before; he was a porter and jobber; he often moves lodgers goods, I have employed him in that business; he is an honest man.</p>
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<p>I am a publican; Calcott is a porter and made shoes, I have entrusted him to go thro' my kitchen, I never missed any thing; I have known Hughes eight years, I never heard any harm of him.</p>
<p>
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<p>I am a peruke-maker; I have known him some years, he has been put in possession of goods by tenants at their request when they distrained; he had a good character.</p>
<p>
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<p>I have known Calcott seven, eight, or nine years, he is an honest man; I know nothing bad of Hughes.</p>
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<p>I am a baker and live next door but one to Calcott's father; I have employed Calcott as a porter, I have often entrusted him and never missed any thing.</p>
<p>
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<p>I am a publican in Warren-street; Calcott was esteemed an honest man; I never heard any thing against Hughes.</p>
<p>BOTH
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<p>I live with Mr. Cammerell at Hanwell; I got up between six and seven o'clock on Wednesday the 22nd of October, and went into the house-keeper's room below stairs, I found the sash thrown open; there is only one window to the room, there were inside shutters, they had not been put to; I found the locks to two cupboard doors and the locks on two drawers. in that room broke open; I missed a black silk cloak and a linen table cloth, and I missed some shirts which the young gentleman gave to me, there were three or four of them; this window looks into the garden.</p>
<p>Was you in that room the night before? - No; I was in the day, but not at night.</p>
<p>What time did the family go to bed? - About eleven, and I went to bed after twelve.</p>
<p>Did any body sleep below? - No; there
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<p>Is the window high? - No; it is a very little way from the dresser, and there were in the middle of the room a sugar chopper and a dirty stick; the last time I was in the room before was in the morning, these cupboards and drawers were fast then; two of the locks were quite tore off, one had the wood broke.</p>
<p>[ The shirts were produced in Court by
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<p>Had you any cause to suspect any particular person as being concerned in this burglary? - Not when the house was first broke open, not till the men were taken; one of the shirts was found on one of their backs; I was not present when it was found.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Are there any marks on the shirts? - Yes; one is marked with black worsted, and one has a pair of wristbands that were given me; I know them by those marks and the work.</p>
<p>Is there no name marked on them? - No.</p>
<p>You don't know any thing of the house being broke open? - I know the drawers were broke open, I locked them over night; I had the care of that room.</p>
<p>You don't know whether the sash was shut down over night? - I think it was, I don't know.</p>
<p>
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<p>Do you live at this house? - Yes; I live servant there, I have the care of the lower part of the house.</p>
<p>Do you know whether you shut it on the 22d October? - The sash of the window was shut down, I had not shut the shutters to; there is a wire lattice on the outside of the window hung on with hooks, that lattice was taken off the hooks and laid upon the grass; I was in the room between ten and eleven at night, the drawers were shut then; I was going to shut the shutters and was called away.</p>
<p>When did you go into the room next? - Not till the next morning after my fellow serservant found it out.</p>
<p>Were the drawers and the cupboard shut? - Yes, in the evening; I saw the locks broke off and the drawers open in the morning; I found the window shoved quite up to the top, and the wire lattice was laid in the garden.</p>
<p>What time did you go to bed? - About half after eleven.</p>
<p>This room looks into the garden? - Yes.</p>
<p>Have you any reason for suspecting the prisoners? - I don't know the prisoners, I never saw them.</p>
<p>
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<p>I know the prisoner
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<interp inst="t17761204-5-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : upon the 22d of October I was going home and met him as I was going along.</p>
<p>Where did you meet him? - About a hundred yards from the Hound and Hare, a public house on Hanwell-heath.</p>
<p>What time did you meet him? - I cannot directly say, it was in the afternoon; he asked me to give him some beer, I said I thought I should not, I had not money enough to give him any; however, we went back to the public house and drank together; several people came in and drank with us, being an old neighbour; while we were drinking, I gave him a stick which I had in my hand to walk home with.</p>
<p>Have you got it here? - Yes; this is the end of it (producing it) which he cut off while I was there, it has a particular mark on it; I gave him the stick this belongs to walk home with, he cut off this piece and threw it down by the fire-side; it lay there some time, and then a young man that was with him took it up in his hand and held it till they went out; he took the piece and Brent took the other part with him.</p>
<p>Who is that young man? - The other prisoner.</p>
<p>When did they leave the house? - Between ten and eleven as nigh as possible.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>What is the stick produced for? - Because I gave it him to walk home with, and it seems it was found some where about the house.</p>
<p>
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<p>I am gardener at this house: in the night the house was broke open, I was brewing;
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177612040010"/>How do you mean that you did not take much notice? - Because I thought it was a romance, and that there was nothing in it; I thought as we had been up brewing it was impossible it should happen; the brewhouse is on the opposite side of the yard.</p>
<p>How large is this yard? - I suppose about 15 yards wide.</p>
<p>Could you in the brewhouse see that window? - No; the whole body of the house is between the brewhouse and that window; one stands opposite the South and the other opposite the North: I went with
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<p>When did you take the other prisoner? - They were taken together.</p>
<p>Is the yard secured by a wall? - No; the whole body of the house and the coach-house, is between that yard and the yard where the brewhouse is; we found one of the shirts on Eyre's back when we took him, and the other in the other prisoner's pocket.</p>
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<p>I took the shirts from the prisoners, they have been in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>Cross Examination of Watson.</p>
<p>How came you to fix your suspicion on the prisoners, when the stick belonged to Parker? - Parker cleared himself by swearing that he gave the stick to the prisoners.</p>
<p>Was you in the yard all night? - Yes.</p>
<p>You heard no noise? - No.</p>
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<p>I met the prisoners as I was coming home on the 23d of October, one had a bundle under his arm.</p>
<p>What time did you meet them? - Between six and seven o'clock at the Black Lamb at Chelsea.</p>
<p>Which had the bundle? - Eyre; he gave the bundle to the other, who went home with it; he went a different way.</p>
<p>Did you see what was in the bundle? - No; it was tied up in a handkerchief.</p>
<p>Are you acquainted with them? - Yes; I have known them these seven years.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker at Chelsea: the cloak I have produced was pawned with me by the wife of the prisoner, upon Wednesday the 23d of October.</p>
<p>WRIGHT's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the cloak.</p>
<p>FOR EYRE.</p>
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<p>I keep the Horse-grenadier at Knights-bridge; I have known Eyre six or seven years, he bears an excellent character.</p>
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<p>I am a shoemaker; I have known Eyre eight years, and Brent about three years, they both bear a very good character.</p>
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<p>I have known Eyre upwards of four years; he has had nothing to stain his character till now; I have worked with him early and late.</p>
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<p>I have known Eyre 14 years, which is ever since he was a child; I never heard any thing to his discredit before this affair; his getting into bad company has been the occasion of this.</p>
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<p>I have known Eyre seven years, I never knew any harm of him.</p>
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<p>I have known Eyre seven years, I have nothing to say of his character but what is good.</p>
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<p>I keep a chandler's shop: I have known Eyre five years; I never saw any harm of him in my life.</p>
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>How long has the prisoner Fennelson lived with Mr. Blunt? - He lived there before I came there.</p>
<p>Whether the employment of a miller in a sugar-house is not a place of the greatest trust? - No; I know no distinction, the servants are all intrusted alike.</p>
<p>I believe in general, the people employed in sugar-houses are foreigners? - There are foreigners in sugar-houses.</p>
<p>Whether the majority are not foreigners? - I cannot say, in our house, whether the majority is on the side of the foreigners or not, they are all, I believe, Irishmen and Dutchmen.</p>
<p>Pray is not the yard from which you saw the sugar conveyed a common yard? - It is a yard that belongs to Mr. Blunt, other people have across to it, there is a way through it; I seized Lyons with the bag and the sugar in his hands; Fennelson put it into the bag, he appeared to let it fall.</p>
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<p>I am a servant to Mr. Blunt.</p>
<p>Was you appointed by the last witness to watch the prisoner? - Yes; I stood at the window and watched, I saw Lyons come up the yard; we stood and watched, till Fennelson came down from his bed-room; he opened the door and looked out, and the other shewed his face to him, then Fennelson went back and brought the sugar and put it into the bag, while Lyons held the bag; Lyons then took it up on his shoulder and carried it away; we catched him under the gateway.</p>
<p>Did you find the sugar in the bag? - Yes.</p>
<p>What quantity of sugar was there? - I cannot tell, I did not weigh it; I took it to be about a quarter of a hundred weight.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>How long have you lived with Mr. Blunt?
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<p>There are a greater number of Germans at Mr. Blunt's than of any other nation? - Yes; the most of us are Germans.</p>
<p>Are not Germans apt to be very much offended, if any people of another nation are employed? - I never heard of that.</p>
<p>Is the miller in a sugar-house the head servant, or a common servant? - He has his work by himself; he is to grind the sugar, and when he has done it to help the other servants.</p>
<p>Is he not much more trusted than the common men ordinarily are? - I cannot say that; I cannot say he is any more trusted than another is.</p>
<p>Was there ever any quarrel between him and the Germans in the house? - No; I cannot say that there was.</p>
<p>What time in the morning was it you saw him bring out the sugar? - Between five and six.</p>
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<p>'Blunt confirmed the evidence of the two last</p>
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<p>I am a constable; Mr. Williams sent for me on Wednesday morning about six o'clock and gave me charge of the prisoners, for stealing this piece of sugar (producing it); I took them to the Compter.</p>
<p>FENNELSON's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about it.</p>
<p>LYONS' DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I got it in the highway; by the yard-door there is a parish pump; I went to get a draught of water, and found that as I came back again.</p>
<p>Fennelson called one witness, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Who slept in that room? - No one; I saw them two days before; I suspected the prisoner on the Sunday night, and got a constable and searched his box, and found the buckles in it; the box was locked; the constable took the key out of the prisoner's pocket.</p>
<p>[The buckles and buttons were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>
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<p>I am a constable: upon the 10th of November Mr. Marshall sent for me, and gave me charge of the prisoner; I asked the prisoner where the key of his box was, he said, his mother had it; I searched him, and found a key in his pocket; I asked him if that was the key of his box, he said, yes; I went up with him, and opened the box, and I found the buckles.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence, but called four witnesses, who gave him a very good character.</p>
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<p>9.
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<p>I am in partnership with Mr. Worstead, we are
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17761204-9-victim162 t17761204-9-viclabel48"/>; I saw the prisoner in our shop; we had suspected him some time, he was perpetually lurking about the house, particularly when we were taking in goods: he came in on the 28th of November, and asked change for half a guinea; Mr. Worstead told him, he should have no change there; I was in the compting-house, Mr. Worstie came to me, and the prisoner followed him, and asked him again to give him change; he said he would not, and bid him go about his business:
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Anstie; I saw the pri-prisoner put his hand into the chest and take the tea out, and put it into his pocket; Mr. Anstie stopped him, and found the tea in his pocket.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I pulled my handkerchief out of my pocket as I stood by the compter, and he heard the tea rattle, and said, I had got some tea; I said, yes, I brought it into the shop; he charged me with taking it out of the chest; I told him I had not touched any of their tea; it was loose in my pocket when I came into the shop.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>10.
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<p>[The milk-pot, spoons, and tea-tongs, were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: on the 12th of November, about seven in the evening, the prisoner came into my shop, and laid the two table-spoons on the compter; my man took them up, and asked what she wanted on them; she asked 16 s. on them; he thought he heard some plate rattle somewhere about her, and brought the spoons to me, and said, he had some suspicion of her; I went to her, and asked who they belonged to; she said, Mrs. Gandy; I asked her what she had in her apron; she said, some cloaths of her own; but, on further pressing her, she owned that they were Mrs. Gandy's property.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: I have a pepper castor the prisoner pawned with me.</p>
<p>[It was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I have several witnesses to my character, but they are not here.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>I asked him where he was going with the flannel; he said, a Mr. Smith had sent him for it; I said, there could be no such thing; I took the flannel from his shoulder; my porter, and the person that had hold of him, took him to the Poultry-Compter.</p>
<p>[The flannel was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am servant to a Mr. Ash: I saw the prisoner loitering about the prosecutor's door; I suspected he was upon some bad design; I
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I must leave it to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>12.
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<p>13.
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<p>I am a constable: I searched Kelly, and found a pen-knife and a parcel upon him, the 16th of November, at a shoemaker's shop in Winchester-street; in Kelly's box, at his lodgings, I found the buckles and nippers; I found also a lock of hair in a bit of paper behind the grate in Kelly's room.</p>
<p>[They were all produced, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I found a cork-screw upon Latham, the other prisoner had been backwards; I suspected he might have dropped some things; I went to look, and found some pick-locks.</p>
<p>LATHAM's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the matter.</p>
<p>KELLY's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>It was not my lodging; it was the lodgings of a girl of the town, where I sometimes went; other people might have left these things at her lodgings as well as me.</p>
<p>FOR THE PRISONERS.</p>
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<p>I know Mr. Colcomb: the morning after the fact he told me he had been robbed; I
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<p>Prosecutor. I swore I had nothing done by him that I owed him for; these things were not done by him.</p>
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<p>14.
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<p>'There was no evidence to bring the charge</p>
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<p>What was the value of what you lost? - About three pounds; the most valuable of the things I have not recovered.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I found these things in Northamptonshire upon Thursday the 12th of October, upon the pillow of one of the beds in the prisoner's mother's house; she lodged there; upon her being taken up her mother gave up the rest of the things.</p>
<p>[The things were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>That is all that I ever saw or had; she had more lodgers besides me.</p>
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<p>16.
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<p>'character.'</p>
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<p>BOTH
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<p>I am in partnership with Mr. Hewitt; I delivered to my whitener a quantity of callimanco upon the 28th of November, about four in the afternoon.</p>
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<p>I am in the service of the prosecutors; it is my business to deliver out the callimancoes; it was to be delivered to Mr. Bufoys to whiten, and from Mr. Bufoys I was to bring it back again; I had a great quantity of callimanco in my cart; about eight or nine o'clock in the morning the callimanco mentioned in the indictment was in the cart; when I came to Mr. Bufoys I missed it; where I lost it I don't know.</p>
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<p>I was informed that I might meet with a person who had made his escape out of our custody at a place called the Hill in Petticoat-lane; I went to search a house for that person; I saw a person come out of a house about three doors off that I well knew; my curiosity led me to go to that house; I thought perhaps the person I was in pursuit of might be there; I went up stairs and saw the two prisoners; this callimanco was in a linen bag in the possession of Steward; it was given to him by Handrequas; Steward seeing me dropped the bag and run up the second pair of stairs; I immediately secured them both and the callimanco; I marked all the pieces (producing them).</p>
<p>Mr. FREEMAN. When I delivered them out there was a red seal upon them, but there is a private mark of my own upon each piece (looks at them); they are my property.</p>
<p>DIGNAM. I saw the prisoners first on the landing-place of the one-pair of stairs; the door of the one-pair of stairs was open, and there was a candle on a table opposite, by which I could see them very plain; Handrequas gave the bag to Steward, and I saw Steward drop it.</p>
<p>HANDREQUAS's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I was coming from work about seven in the evening and I met
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<interp inst="t17761204-18-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I asked him to go home with me to supper; when we had been in a little while we heard a violent noise below; we thought it was a press-gang; we ran up stairs; the shoemaker who lives in the two-pair of stairs thought there was a press-gang and would not let us in, and Dignam came up and handcuffed us; I never saw the things till I saw them at Justice Wilmot's office.</p>
<p>STEWARD's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>We hearing a noise ran up stairs thinking it was a press-gang; the goods were found in a long dark entry; I know nothing of them.</p>
<p>'Steward called six witnesses who gave him</p>
<p>'a good character.'</p>
<p>'Handrequas called one witness, who said</p>
<p>'he knew but little of him, but thought he</p>
<p>'bore a good character.'</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>19.
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>21.
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<p>On the 29th of October the prisoner came into my house and had a pint of beer; it being a wet night she dried herself for an hour and half by the fire; then she took an opportunity to pour part of the water out of the tea-kettle into the ashes; she paid for her beer and went away; the tea-kettle was missed by my servant; I pursued the prisoner and took her with it under her apron.</p>
<p>'The prisoner in her defence pleaded poverty</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. She was in a very distressed situation.</p>
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<p>22.
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<p>I am a linen-draper: on the 15th of November the prisoner came to my shop and looked at some stockings; she went out and said she would come again; I thought she was on no good errand; I went out after her and saw her buy something at a pastry-cook's, and from thence I watched her into the prosecutor's shop; while the prosecutor went backwards I saw the prisoner take something out of the glass-case; from thence she went to the alehouse and had a glass of liquor; from thence she went to the pawnbroker's; I went immediately and informed the prosecutor, and we took her.</p>
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<p>I bought the shoes and gave half a crown for them; I am very innocent I am sure.</p>
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<p>Are you sure it was the prisoner? - Yes; he never was a yard from me; I took him myself; the other man took me by the collar, and at the same time drew my watch out of my pocket; and the prisoner clapped a pistol to my mouth and said, D - n his eyes, if I spoke or stirred I was a dead man; the other took me by my collar with his right hand and took my watch with his left; I immediately snatched the pistol out of the prisoner's hand and knocked him down with it; the other man drew out a poker and struck me several blows over the head, and cut me in a bad manner; one blow fell on my stock and broke my stock-buckle; he hit me another blow on my arm; when I took the pistol from the prisoner the other was upon my back beating me with the poker; I threw the pistol into the ditch and got the prisoner under me, and I got the other down and wrested the poker from him; the prisoner got from under me and said, "D - n my eyes, Jack, I will draw my cutlass and cut off his head."</p>
<p>Had he a cutlass? - There was not one found upon him when he was searched; when he said he would cut my head off I loosed the other to get him under me; upon that the other ran away, and the prisoner got from me just into the ditch; I jumped after him and secured him; the other lost his hat and got clear off.</p>
<p>You lost your watch? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was you perfectly sober? - Yes, as sober as I am at this moment; it was a very dark night; but I took the prisoner immediately; the other witness found a pistol next morning in the ditch where I threw it.</p>
<p>Was it so dark that you might mistake one man for another? - No.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. The pistol is deficient; there is a piece of it that the officer found in the prisoner's pocket when he searched him.</p>
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<p>I was officer of the night: I searched the prisoner as soon as he was brought to the watch-house, which was about half after ten at night on the 17th of November; I found upon him a box with a bit of a knot in it that they say just fits that pistol (producing it); it was compared with the pistol and appeared to belong to it.</p>
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<p>I was coming along and found that box just before I met the prosecutor; he said he had been robbed, and laid hold of me.</p>
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<p>[The watch was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>Did the prisoner lodge with you? - No; he had an acquaintance that lodged with me.</p>
<p>Did he often come to your house? - He had been there to the best of my knowledge, three or four times.</p>
<p>Where did you leave your watch when you went to bed? - I hung it up over the fire-place just before I went to bed.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of the prosecutor: the prisoner came to our house that night about ten o'clock, and said, the young man that lay at our house was gaming at a public house, I said, that was nothing to me; he wanted me to go out to fetch a pint of beer, I refused; I said, I did not want any; at last he persuaded me to go and order a pint of beer, it was not out of sight of my own door; as I returned I met him coming out, he said, he was coming back again; I went into the room and found the watch gone, and then he was gone; I went and waked my husband and told him.</p>
<p>WILLIAM FOX sworn.</p>
<p>I am a pawnbroker in the Minories: I took this watch of the prisoner on the 14th of October last.</p>
<p>Can you swear to the prisoner? - Yes; I offered him 18 s. upon it, he said that would not do, and went out; he came back again and took the 18 s. that made me take particular notice of him; the next day the prosecutor came with the prisoner and claimed the watch.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>What the pawnbroker has swore, is as false as God is true; I never was in his house.</p>
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<p>I live in Petty France, Westminster: I was in the country when this affair happened; I found a gown, a pair of stays, and a tea spoon at the different pawnbrokers.</p>
<p>[They were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>The prisoner lodged with me: I went into the country and left her in my room; I thought she was very honest; while I was gone she took these things away; I went on the Saturday and came back on Tuesday: when I came back I missed the things; I asked her what she had done with them, she said, she had pledged them over the way; that she expected to receive some money of her father to redeem them before I came home; she said, if she had meant to bilk me, she might have stripped the room while I was gone; my stays were not gone then, I saw them in the box after I came home; she went out to her father's to get some money to pay me some she owed me, and did not return all night, nor the next day; I went out in the evening of the next day to enquire after her; I met her in the street, near Charing cross; I asked her the reason of her staying out all night, she said, she was taken in fits at ten o'clock in Pall-mall, and lay in them till past one, and then she was obliged to walk the street all night; she went home with me, and while I was up-stairs she went out, that was after ten o'clock; after she was gone, I went to put some work into the box and missed
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: I took in a spoon of the prisoner some time in May, and a gown on the 24th of August; I knew her very well before.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I thought of redeeming them, and restoring them to the owner.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor was called, but not appearing, the Court ordered his recognizance to be estreated.</p>
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<p>27.
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<p>[The spoon and a gown were produced in Court by the pawnbrokers, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>On Wednesday the 13th of November I missed my gown I saw them in the drawer on Monday; I gave her leave to go out on the Tuesday, and I saw no more of her till the Thursday following; I cannot find any of my things but the spoon and one of my gowns.</p>
<p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker in Tothil-street: the prisoner pawned this spoon with me on the 15th of November; I know her perfectly well, she has pawned things with me several times before.</p>
<p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker in Kent-street in the Borough: this gown was pledged with me on the 13th of November by the prisoner; she had 5 s. on it that night, and came the next day and had 5 s. more.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>My mistress came down to the gaol to me, and told me, if I would give her a note of hand for the expences she had been at, and tell her if I knew any thing of the things, she would not hurt me; I told her I did not know any thing of them.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. That is not true.</p>
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<p>28.
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<p>I am a
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I did not take them.</p>
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<p>29.
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17761204-30-off150 t17761204-30-crimeloc152"/> upon the 6th of September with my master, Mr. Alderman Sawbridge; I was on horseback following the carriage; between eight and nine o'clock I was met by a man on a bay horse who desired me to stop, which I not immediately doing, he drew in his horse upon me and stopped me; he demanded my money, and put a pistol close to my face that touched my nose; I said, don't shoot me before you rob me; he said, D - n you, you bougering soul, your money? thinking I did not do it quick enough, he thrust the pistol still to my face, and said, D - n you, don't you see that? upon which I gave him three guineas; then he said, that will do, good night to you, and went up to the carriage.</p>
<p>What time of night was it? - It was between eight and nine, it was between light and dark; but I cannot take upon me to say the prisoner is the person; the man appeared to be of a middle size.</p>
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<p>I live at the mansion-house, I did then, and do now, I am employed in going on errands; upon the 5th of September we went down
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<p>
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<p>I am a constable: upon the 27th of October, upon information given against the prisoner, I took him up in Old Bruton-street, Long-Acre; I waited for him till he came home; I found at his lodgings a great coat.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was a lightish coloured great coat that the man had on.</p>
<p>PHILLIPS. I also found a pair of boots and spurs, and a pair of pistols; one was loaded with broken flints, the other with ball: when the prisoner came home I apprehended him; he claimed these things as his own, particularly the great coat and the other things.</p>
<p>"Upon his Cross Examination, he said, that the prisoner knew he was a constable, when he claimed these things as belonging to him, for that he had then apprehended him; that at first the prisoner denied any property in these things, but after a little discourse, he said, they were his, and asked for them as his own."</p>
<p>FOR THE PRISONER.</p>
<p>- DAVIS sworn.</p>
<p>Are you brother to the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>Do you remember any thing of the sixth of September respecting your brother? - Upon the 5th of September he wrote me a letter, which signified he was ill, and desired to see me; I went to see him, and found him ill of the rheumatism; he lodged then in Pettycoat-lane, Whitechapel; upon the sixth of September I got him a lodging in Hanover-street, Rotherhithe, and upon that evening, which was Friday evening, I came up to buy meat for my master for Saturday's market, as I frequently did; then I went to my brother about six o'clock, told him I had provided him a lodging, and should come and take him away that evening at about seven o'clock; I set out to get him a coach; I went first into Whitechapel, then to Bishopsgate-street; I lit of one at last at Houndsditch; it was pretty near eight o'clock when I came with the coach, he was then at his lodgings; I took him in the coach to Execution-Dock; I left him at about half past nine at Hanover-street, Rotherhithe, at the lodging I had got for him; he was very lame.</p>
<p>Was you in company with him from a little before eight till half after nine? - I was.</p>
<p>Have you any particular reason for being positive to the day of the month? - Yes; my brother had a great coat at one McMarn's, in St. Giles's, I went there for it; McMarn's said, there was 20 l. reward offered for apprehending my brother, for robbing the lord mayor; I told him of it; he said, that was only McMarn's spite.</p>
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<p>I went in the coach upon the sixth of September with the prisoner and his brother; he came to me and said, that his brother was so lame he could not walk without the assistance of some body to help him; he said, the cheapest way would be to take him in a coach to Execution-Dock; it was about eight o'clock as near as I can recollect when I went; I staid with him from that time till about half after nine; I was at home by ten, or a little after; I walked very hard home.</p>
<p>How do you know that this was the sixth of September? - I am a peruke-maker by trade, my customers came in the next day and talked of my lord mayor's having been robbed; I took notice of it on that account.</p>
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<p>The young man at the bar came to me for a lodging, I let him a lodging; he said, I might enquire of one Mr. Pattens in Pettycoat-lane for his character: I asked my husband if there was such a person; he said, he had lived forty years in the neighbourhood; so we did not enquire.</p>
<p>
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<p>What day of the month was that? - I cannot be positive to what day of the month that was; he went away on Thursday extremely lame; two of these young men took him away in a coach.</p>
<p>JURY. Do you know why he was moved? - When he came, I saw no symptoms of any lameness; he lay down next morning, and complained that he was very lame; he asked the people to fetch him some opodildock; his legs were swelled and red, they got worse and worse; he groaned all night when he went to put his legs down; I asked him if he had any friends or relations; he said, if I could call him a porter, he would send a letter; he wrote a letter, and this young man came in a few hours after.</p>
<p>JURY. How long had he lodged with you? - He came on Tuesday, and went on Friday after dark.</p>
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<p>I am a blacksmith, I live in Hanover-street, Rotherhithe: the prisoner came to my house upon the 6th of September after nine o'clock at night; it was not quite half an hour I believe, but it was after nine.</p>
<p>Who came with him? - His brother and this young man; they had each hold of his arm, and they led him in at the door.</p>
<p>
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<p>I am wife to the last witness: his brother came to me on Friday about three in the afternoon, and asked me if I could let a lodging for a young man; I said I could not tell till I had asked my husband.</p>
<p>What day was this? - The sixth of September.</p>
<p>Why do you know it to be that day? - Because my husband went to his master to ask him the day that he began to work with his master; and this young man was there nine days then.</p>
<p>Who was with him? - The brother and this young man.</p>
<p>What time did he come? - It was near half after nine.</p>
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<p>30.
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<p>'produced witnesses who swore to an alibi.'</p>
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<p>The prosecutor was called, but not appearing the Court ordered his recognizance to be estreated.</p>
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<p>32.
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<p>2d Count. For stealing 24 lb. weight of printed paper, value 50 s. the property of
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<p>I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17761204-33-off161 t17761204-33-crimeloc164"/>: I employed the prisoner in my warehouse in January and February last, which was the time I lost the books; I lost five hundred numbers, which make forty complete books of a Universal Dictionary by the reverend Mr. Barclay; I missed them about ten weeks ago; I was satisfied at the time that the prisoner must be the person who had stole them, because no one else could take them; I found eight sets of them at one Turpin's a bookseller in St. John's-street; having found that Turpin had bought them, my intention was to make him an example, as he must know by the price he bought them at, that they could not be come honestly by.</p>
<p>[The books were produced in Court and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>My father is a bookseller in Fleet-street; he sent me to Mr. Turpin's on Wednesday morning the fifth of November for some books he was to have in exchange; and Turpin delivered me two sets of Barclay's Dictionary.</p>
<p>[They were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>
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<p>I went with Mr. Bew to Mr. Turpin's; Turpin at first denied he had any of the books; afterwards he acknowledged he had bought five sets.</p>
<p>' The constable who apprehended Turpin ' confirmed the last witness, and deposed that ' he found eight sets there.'</p>
<p>HOMAN TURPIN sworn.</p>
<p>The prisoner brought me the books; I gave him three shillings for some, and eighteen-pence for others; he said he bought them of a broker.</p>
<p>Did you deny when Mr. Bew came that you had the books? - They took me at a nonplus, I don't know that I did deny it.</p>
<p>The CONSTABLE. I am certain he did deny it; and persisted in it that he had none of the books.</p>
<p>To TURPIN. Did you deny it or not? - I am not certain.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had no more than eighteenpence for the books.</p>
<p>TURPIN. I gave him eighteen-pence for some, and three shillings for the rest.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I have been in the trade forty years, and been used to buy books at brokers and other places.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
<p>See him tried for stealing books the property of his master Mr. Baldwin, in the last Mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>33.
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<p>I am the wife of
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<p>
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<p>I saw three boys together in the highway in Chick-lane, the prisoner was one of them; one of them said, D - n your eyes, if you mind we shall get in, and the prisoner went into the shop and took a gown, and delivered it to another boy, who put it under his coat, and ran down the lane; I was on the opposite side of they way; they came by again singing; and Mrs. Bowes's maid laid hold of the prisoner.</p>
<p>What became of the gown? - I never saw it afterwards; I am sure the prisoner is one of them; he was taken that night.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I know nothing about it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>34.
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<p>I delivered this watch to the carrier at Thame; it was stolen from the carrier; I found it afterwards at Oxford in the pocket of a man.</p>
<p>[The watch was produced in Court by Mr. Gates, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>Three or four years ago I bought a watch of the prisoner; I am positive that is the watch.</p>
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<p>The prisoner is my porter; he told me he had found a watch under a waggon's tail.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I did not find the watch under the tail of the waggon.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177612040026"/>Prosecutor. When the prisoner was first questioned about it, he said, he bought it; afterwards he said he found it under the waggon.</p>
<p>'The prisoner called several witnesses, who</p>
<p>'gave him a good character.'</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>35.
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>He was a second time indicted for
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<p>I live in
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<p>The prisoner took a lodging of me on the seventh of September, between seven and eight at night, he locked the door, and went to a public-house which is almost opposite; in about ten minutes he sent me a note that parcular business called him to Richmond, and he should not be at home till Tuesday morning.</p>
<p>Did he pay you? - Yes; he paid me three weeks out of the four; not returning on Tuesday, I attempted to look through the crevices into his room; it is an old house, and there were some crevices in the door, but I found he had stopped them all up; I got a knife and opened the crevices; then I saw that the curtains were gone, and the room was in a condition not fit to mention; I got a constable and had the door broke open, and missed all the things mentioned in the indictment; they were all in the room when he took it; he took the key with him: I never found any of my things again; when he was taken I saw him at Sir
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<interp inst="t17761204-36-person354" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; he said there, if I would not appear against him, the money should be paid and every thing replaced.</p>
<p>
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<p>I was at Sir
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<interp inst="t17761204-36-person356" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's when the prisoner was there: he said, that he did not know where the things were, but if Mrs. Hyde would be favourable to him, he would replace every thing, and pay all expences.</p>